Morning Bruce: Trolls, Trump Scandals, And How The Hell To Count Them

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Trump scandals are so hard to list, how ever will we cover them all?

Some imbecilic troll posted some typical “obummer” gibberish on one of my threads yesterday, so once I translated it from Trollese into English, I decided I’d have a little fun with him. I planned to compile a list of Trump’s scandals and plaster it all over his page.

But two minutes into it, I realized what I was up against. I couldn’t do it.

I literally couldn’t document all the lies, scandals and potential CRIMES committed by Trump and his Hole in the Head Gang. Beginning on Day One with his lying about the size of the crowds at his inaugural, through Sean Spicer’s enabling of those lies, to KellyAnne Conway’s “alternative facts,” the ever-expanding Russian connections and their role in the election, the CIA and FBI, Michael Flynn, lying about the failed mission in Yemen, sharing classified material with his guests over dinner, accusing Obama of tapping his phones… It would take me hours to compile it all. And Trump’s only been in office for 50 goddamn days!

Since Barack Obama didn’t have a single incident that approached a major scandal (though the knuckle-dragging class still fantasize about Benghazi and Hillary’s email server being major scandals), it’s fair to conclude the Trump Hole in the Head Gang has in just their first 50 days, lied more than all the officers in every department and every agency under Barack Obama during all 8 years of his administration.

And when you think about it… the *RATE* at which these lies and scandals are accumulating is even more unprecedented. I haven’t done the math yet (I’m only on my first cup of coffee), but even under Cheney/Bush, they’d take a few days off every now and then to do something right. It wasn’t a steady stream of incompetence, corruption and political diarrhea as it has been under Trump.

Get out a pad and a pencil: Obama, Cheney/Bush, Clinton, Bush 41, Reagan, Carter, Ford and jot down every scandal you can think of and the periods of stability between them… you’d have to go all the way back to Nixon during his darkest days in 1974 to even come CLOSE to the daily lies and scandals that have come out of this White House in just 50 days. And even Nixon wasn’t all bad. He did, after all, support progressive taxation and he established the EPA, which Trump’s cronies are determined to dismantle.

And if you were to add them all up? Watergate, Iran-Contra, Hummergate, WMDs, Cheney getting drunk and shooting someone in the face with a shotgun… this administration is on track to owning more scandals, at a faster rate, than all eight of his predecessors COMBINED. One of which, the Russian connections, might yet eclipse Watergate as the biggest American scandal of all time. Trump’s given tin-pot dictators a respite from the limelight. And yet, he still has a 90% approval rating from the “family values” and “America First” folks who voted for him. Fifty days out of eight years is a ratio of 58:1, and he’s already up to his triple chin in scandals and investigations. Nice going Trumpers. Is this how you intend to #MAGA?

And yet, he still has a nearly 90% approval rating from the “family values” and “America First” folks who voted for him.

Fifty days out of eight years is a ratio of 58:1, and he’s already up to his triple chin in scandals and investigations. Nice going Trumpers. Is this how you intend to #MAGA?

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