Laugh Along as Comrade Bartiromo Fluffs Dear Leader Trump on Fox News

It’s hard to imagine a more pathetic final curtain for the low-brow, reality TV presidency of Donald Trump. After having lost decisively to Joe Biden, Trump continues to shake his tiny fist belligerently at the clouds while shouting delusionally at his cult followers that “I won the election by a lot!” Sadly, his glassy-eyed disciples will eat up his impotent protests.

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Trump must be suffering tremendously knowing that he made history by becoming the first television game show host to lose the White House to a candidate that he maligned as a mentally deficient commie. If you can’t beat someone you honestly believe is that unfit, you must be picking up wood splinters on your behind from scraping it on the barrel bottom. Trump acknowledged the scope of this defeat a few weeks ago when he speculated that he would have to leave the country if he lost. Can he be legally held to that?

One must never underestimate Trump’s ability to sink lower from any given depth. On Saturday morning he lashed out at Fox News, the notoriously right-wing propaganda machine that put him in the White House:

Trump has been on a rollercoaster, love/hate relationship with Fox News for quite a while. Recently it became clear that his post-presidency career will be focused on “wrecking Fox News.” And many of his worshipful minions are on board with that mission. He much prefers pseudo-news networks who won’t commit the sacrilege of interviewing Democrats or other non-Trumpian heathens.

However, the day after Trump castigated daytime Fox News as “virtually unwatchable” he sat for a tongue bathing interview with Fox’s daytime host, and Senior Trump-fluffer, Maria Bartiromo (video below). Needless to say, it was a non-stop cavalcade of crackpot conspiracy theories and reality denialism. Here are a few select examples of Trump’s whining, paranoia, and deceit:

“The mail-in ballots are a disaster. They sent millions and millions and millions of mail-in ballots. I’m sure you know people that got two, three, or four. Because I do.”

That’s funny. If Trump knows people who got multiple mail-in ballots, why hasn’t he or his crack (addicted) attorneys produced any of them?

“There were a lot of dead people that so-called voted in this election. But dead people were, in some cases – many, many cases – thousands of cases, voted.”

Again, Trump hasn’t presented any evidence of these zombie voters in any of the dozens of lawsuits he’s already filed. Which may explain why he has a win/loss record in court of about 1 in 38.

“This is total fraud. And how the FBI and Department of Justice – I don’t know, maybe they’re involved. But how people are allowed to get away with this stuff is unbelievable. This election was rigged. This election was a total fraud. This is total fraud.”

Now Trump is accusing his Justice Department and FBI – run by his own hand-picked appointees (Bill Barr and Christopher Wray) of being complicit in alleged election fraud. They probably were, at his direction. They just weren’t very good at it. That’s what is really troubling him.

“And the problem we have – We go to judges and people don’t want to get involved, The media doesn’t even want to cover it.”

The judges did get involved. They just ruled against him. And the media also got involved by covering the defeats Trump suffered in court. Trump only sees what he wants to see.

“It’s a situation the likes of which – we don’t have freedom of the press in this country. We have suppression by the press. They suppress. You know you can’t have a scandal if nobody reports about it.”

You have to wonder what Trump thinks hasn’t been reported. All of his allegations have made the news. It isn’t the media’s fault that they are bogus and were correctly reported that way. Trump thinks his fake scandals should be reported as truthful despite his failure to provide any proof.

“This is the greatest fraud in the history of our country from an electoral standpoint. And I guess you could build it up bigger than an electrical – I mean what’s bigger from an electoral standpoint, what’s bigger than this? This is the essence of our country. This is the whole ballgame. And they cheated. Joe Biden did not get 80 million votes.”

It’s cute that Trump thinks he knows how many votes Biden got without counting any of them. Or more likely, he just thinks that any votes for Biden don’t count.

“I got 74 million votes. The largest in the history of a sitting president. So many millions more than anyone thought that we were even trying to get. And everybody said this is over. I’m telling you, at ten o’clock everybody thought it was over. And then the phony mail-in started coming in,”

Not everybody, Diaper Don. Trump believes that the vote counting should have stopped before all the votes were counted. Particularly the mail-in votes that included much of the military and – himself.

For her part, Bartiromo allowed Trump to disgorge his incoherent rants uninterrupted. When she did manage to squeeze in a few words they were to express her awe at how brilliant his insights were. She rarely wavered from responses like this one agreeing with Trump’s tedious repetition that the election was rigged: “This is disgusting,” Bartiromo sucked up, “And we can not allow America’s elections to be corrupted.”

Fox News is going to have make a rapid transformation after Trump is evicted from the People’s House. And now they’ll have to contend with some weak but motivated competition, perhaps including one with a Trump brand. But never fear. If the past is any indication, Fox will quickly shift from a government loving purveyor of pro-Trump propaganda to a government hating pack of anti-Biden dissenters. Their reputation for conservative bias and shameless hypocrisy will remain in tact. As will their commitment to being America’s goto source for blatant lies and its biggest stain on journalism.

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Trump Wants to Hold 2024 Campaign Launch Rally During Biden Inauguration

The 2020 presidential race has been over for weeks and Joe Biden won a decisive victory with the most votes ever received by a presidential candidate. But that hasn’t stopped Donald Trump from continuing to insist that he’s the “real” winner. He has spent the last three weeks posting delusional tweets claiming victory despite not being able to provide any evidence.

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Trump’s latest argument for his imaginary triumph is that “Biden can only enter the White House as President if he can prove that his ridiculous ‘80,000,000 votes’ were not fraudulently or illegally obtained.” Clearly Trump is unfamiliar with the the “burden of proof” requirements in the law. It is Trump who must prove that his allegations of fraud are valid. And to date, his failure to do that has been downright embarrassing. He has lost 36 of the 38 lawsuits that he or his surrogates have filed.

Despite his pompous swagger, Trump has just signaled his concession to Biden in the typically blockheaded fashion for which he is so well known. When the question of whether he might run again in 2024 came up, Trump indicated that he is not only interested, but that he’s already plotting out his campaign. That, of course, would not be necessary if he still thought that he won in 2020. This is as close to an actual concession as we are likely to get from Trump. But what really makes this rise to the Olympian heights of assholery of pure Trumpism is how he plans to launch his alleged 2024 campaign:

“Two sources said that Trump has floated the idea of a 2024-related event during Biden’s inauguration week, possibly on Inauguration Day, if his legal efforts to overturn the 2020 election fail.”

Holy Shih Tzu! Trump actually thinks that it would be a good idea to counterprogram Biden’s inauguration with his own reality-TV style affair to announce his entry into a race that’s four years away. Never mind the unpatriotic insult to American democracy that would be displayed by such a brazenly egomaniacal move. This is the same sort of pathetic cry for attention that Trump pulled when he chickened out of a Republican primary debate and staged a phony charity event for veterans. After which he jilted the vets out of the money that was raised.

If Trump goes through with this it will only be to satisfy the two things that are most important to Trump: Vengeance and greed. He desperately needs to take revenge against Biden for having the audacity to beat him. For the same reason, he seeks revenge against the American people for voting against him. And he also needs to line his own pockets with cash that his glassy-eyed disciples are all too willing to fork over, even though they think (wrongly) that he’s a billionaire.

You also have to wonder who Trump thinks will be his audience if he does put on this charade. Surely all of the “mainstream” news networks (including Fox News) will cover Biden’s inauguration. If Trump is lucky he’ll get Newsmax and OANN to cover his toddler’s tantrum telecast live. Which means he’ll suffer another defeat to Biden in the ratings. The last time they went head to head was when they had competing town halls. That occurred because Trump was too scared to debate Biden after his flop in the first debate. So he bailed and scheduled a town hall opposite Biden’s that had already been been planned. Biden beat Trump by a million viewers.

Trump’s prospects for 2024 don’t appear to be particularly promising. A new poll by Morning Consult found that “54% of Republicans say they’d vote for Trump if the 2024 presidential primary were held today.” That may be a majority of Republicans (which is a minority party), but not a very big one. Especially right after an election where he got 94% of the GOP vote. Just three weeks later Trump has lost 40% of his support.

This suggests that it’s just the hardline cult followers who are willing to commit to Trump’s future candidacy. They are the same dimwits who believe that the election was stolen from their Dear Leader, despite the total absence of evidence. And they are the viewers who have forsaken Fox News as a liberal hellhole (that Trump now seeks to wreck). But there are enough of them for Trump to fleece on his way to obscurity as he seeks to launch his own media company while pretending to run for president again. And it’s pretty safe to predict that such a media enterprise will soon be Trump’s next bankruptcy.

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WTF? Trump Thinks the Burden of Proof is on Biden to Prove His Votes Were Legal

It’s been three and half weeks since Donald Trump lost the presidential election to Joe Biden in a decisive and humiliating defeat. And in all that time Trump hasn’t stopped embarrassing himself further by making ludicrous and unsupported claims of massive voter fraud and insisting that he won by a landslide. Either he’s suffered a severe mental collapse or he’s taking way more drugs than allowed.

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Nobody expects Trump to actually face the reality of his loss. Like most malignant narcissists he is incapable of comprehending any news that doesn’t portray him as superior in all things. But his utterly pathetic failure to understand the complexities of fourth grade math or civics comes as a slight surprise. You would think that someone in his circle of sycophants would explain the situation he’s in. But no. Consequently we have Trump pounding out preposterous tweets like this:

First of all, Trump doesn’t get to decide when Biden can enter the White House. That’s just another manifestation of his delusions of grandeur. More to the point, Trump needs to have a lawyer school him on the fine points of the law. Biden is not obligated to provide proof that the 80 million votes he received were “were not fraudulently or illegally obtained.” That’s a precisely backwards interpretation of how election results are challenged.

Of course, it makes sense that Trump would would want to twist this process around. He has filed dozens of lawsuits to overturn the results of the election in several states and lost nearly every one. So now, out of sheer desperation, he’s trying to shift the burden of proof to Biden. That’s not going to work. No judge will entertain this ridiculous notion, and Biden will simply – and correctly – ignore it.

As if that weren’t enough ridicule for Trump in one day, he also tweeted a “report” by the Trump-fluffing One America News Network (OANN) that made a severely math-challenged allegation about Biden’s votes and popularity:

What’s so pitifully sad about this is that it’s falseness is so easy to confirm. Biden’s Thanksgiving address racked up more than 5.3 million views on Twitter alone. And that isn’t counting all the viewers who watched it live on every network news broadcast. As for Trump, he didn’t even have an official Thanksgiving address. He did post a video of some comments he made to the military, but that had only 507,000 views, one tenth the number of Biden’s address. Even worse, Trump’s reliance on OANN for data like this could not be more poorly placed. The “report” Trump referred to said this:

“Joe Biden stirred a new controversy after his Thanksgiving address failed to attract viewers. Reports Thursday found Biden’s livestream address got only 1,000 views on line. The former vice-president delivered a teleprompter address on Wednesday in another baseless attempt to pose as the winner of the recent elections. The mainstream media portrays Biden as the most popular candidate in history of US politics, giving him 80 million votes. However, Biden’s miserable viewership online does not reflect the purported popularity.”

This nonsense begins by blaming Biden for some “new controversy” that is nothing of the sort. Then it references a report that is actually just some random jerk on Twitter who doesn’t know how tweet views accumulate. Then, for no apparent reason, it mentions that Biden used a teleprompter, which everyone does for speeches like these, including Trump. Then it says that Biden’s address was “another baseless attempt to pose as the winner of the recent elections.” Of course, Biden wasn’t “posing” as the winner. He actually is the winner. And the basis for that is the certified results of the elections in enough states to produce 306 electoral votes.

It is incomprehensible that it has come this. The stupidity of Trump, and the media sources he clings to, is on a level that no one could ever have imagined would sink so low. But here we are. Sadly, we can expect Trump to sink even further in the few weeks that remain of his unfortunate presidency. And that is only made possible by the equal stupidity of Trump’s cult followers who believe whatever he says, no matter how absurd.

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Trump’s ‘Miracle’ Coronavirus Vaccine is Another Lame Attempt to Exalt Himself

The nauseating spectacle of Donald Trump bragging about things that he had nothing to do with is sadly symbolic of his egomaniacal reign as the accidental occupant of the White House. That’s especially true with regard to anything related to the coronavirus pandemic that, due to Trump’s negligence and incompetence, has already taken the lives of more than 260,000 Americans.

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Despite his record of failure and mismanagement, Trump stubbornly insists that he’s done everything perfectly and deserves unqualified praise. The American people, though, are not fooled, and that is one of the reasons he lost reelection, which he also insists didn’t happen. Trump’s debilitating madness has kept him out of the public eye for three weeks now as he nurses his humiliation and self-pity. But it hasn’t kept him from tweeting feverishly about his delusional belief that he won reelection in a landslide.

Interspersed among his flagrantly false victory tweets, Trump has tried to take credit for the current state of the pandemic. Apparently he doesn’t know that it is marking higher peaks than at any time since it first appeared. On Saturday he posted a tweet that lashed out at his critics for not believing his rosy projections for the future:

And on Monday morning his daughter Ivanka backed him on on Twitter with her own undeserved praise:

What’s interesting about both of these tweets is that the alleged “miracle” was nothing but an affirmation of projections by experts from months prior. In fact, the article that Trump cited actually confirmed the scientific community’s assessment of the situation. It was published in May of 2020 and predicted that a vaccine would not be available to the public until approximately May of 2021. Which is what the Trumps are now touting as a miracle that no one could have foreseen. The article stated last May that…

“…experts say that the development, testing and production of a vaccine for the public is still at least 12 to 18 months off, and that anything less would be a medical miracle.”

So the truth is that the current schedule was foreseen by experts. Trump’s reality TV-style sloganeering with his “Operation Warp Speed” was as phony as Mexico paying for his fake border wall. Yet somehow the Trumps interpret this as being the culmination of a miraculous effort by a chief executive who was so obviously disengaged and more concerned with his golf game than saving lives.

Trump has been sulking in his White House bunker for the past three weeks. His time has been devoted to tweeting, watching Fox News (and Newsmax and OANN when Fox wasn’t sufficiently worshipful), and conspiring to overturn the election and undermine democracy. On the latter, he has managed to make an utter fool of himself and his pathetic legal team. He currently has a win/loss record in the neighborhood of 1 in 34.

However, Trump’s negligent ignorance of the coronavirus pandemic is the most troubling aspect of his behavior in these final days. He couldn’t care less about the loss of life or the suffering of those who survive but contract permanent disabilities. All he cares about is stealing credit that he hasn’t earned and lavishing himself with undue praise. And that display of rank narcissism will follow him into his civilian life and taint his legacy for whatever remains of his loathsome existence.

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Apocalypse Wow: Trump Lawyer Threatens Election Fraud Case ‘Will Be Biblical’

There has been an alarming escalation in Donald Trump’s war on democracy. Three weeks after election day, Trump is still trying to overturn the votes of a decisive majority of the American people. It’s the desperate act of a power hungry authoritarian seeking to evade the indictments that will surely follow him into civilian life, and to continue fleecing his cult followers and taxpayers.

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Ironically, in 2016 Trump complained that any challenge of election results was a direct threat to our democracy.” But like so much of what he says, that is subject to contradiction whenever it serves his purposes. Consequently, Trump is pulling out all the stops to manufacture bizarre conspiracy theories to support his flagrantly dishonest assault the American election processes. He’s attacking both Democrats and Republicans and even his own Ministry of Propaganda, Fox News. Which, to the delight of honest journalists, is working pretty well.

What is most definitely not working is Trump’s legal battle to undo the reality of President-elect Joe Biden. In fact, Trump currently has a win/loss score of 1 in 25 (at least). But never fret, according to Rudy Giuliani, losing is all part of his master plan.

Now Sidney Powell, an attorney on Trump’s election fraud team, is channeling even more lunacy into Trump’s legal circus. She was interviewed by the wingnut Newsmax network on Saturday where she alleged all manner of criminality on the part of election officials that she accused of being in cahoots with the Biden campaign. Powell even claimed that the Justice Department, headed by Trumpian super-sycophant Bill Barr, is part of the anti-Trump cabal. As usual, she didn’t offer a sliver of evidence (which got her into some hot water with Tucker Carlson of Fox News.

Powell is among those who allege that a voting machine company (Dominion) planted malicious software in their devices in order to switch hundreds of thousands of votes from Trump to Biden. This theory also stipulates provably false nonsense about the company’s software being developed in Venezuela with the help of the late Hugo Chavez, and votes being tabulated in Germany and Spain. Next we can expect her to claim that the vote counters are captive children working in the basement of a pizza parlor.

However, in this interview, Powell never provided any proof of anything she alleged. She just kept pounding out ever more preposterous poppycock. But she couldn’t explain how millions of votes could be diverted in a nationwide conspiracy that she claimed would require thousands of people to implement. Nor could she explain how it could all be pulled off without detection. But that failure didn’t stop her from turning the crazy up to eleven:

“Georgia is probably going to be the first state I’m going to blow up. Mr. Kemp [Georgia’s GOP governor] and the [GOP] Secretary of State need to go with it cause they’re in on the Dominion scam with their last minute purchase or reward of contract with Dominion worth a hundred million dollars. The State Bureau of Investigations for Georgia ought to be looking into financial benefits received by Mr. Kemp and the Secretary of State’s family about that time.

“And another benefit Dominion was created to reward is what I’d call ‘election insurance.’ That’s why Hugo Chavez had it created in the first place. I also wonder where he got the technology. Where it actually came from. Because I think it’s hammer and scorecard from the CIA.”

Then Newsmax asked Powell to clarify that she was asserting that Kemp, a longtime ally of Trump, was directly involved in the conspiracy. Powell reiterated that she “has been told there is evidence of that.” And at that point she said that she could not give any more information about that. But when Newsmax asked if she could provide any new information about the filing of her case in Georgia, Powell said that…

“I can’t say that yet. But hopefully this week we will get it ready to file. And it will be biblical.”

For the record, the phrase “It will be biblical,” is generally used to indicate a divine catastrophe on the scale of Armageddon, the battle prophesied to usher in the “End Times.” It has come to be used as a generic reference to any “end of the world” scenario. Which makes it a curious choice of words for the President’s lawyer. Even more troubling, the phrase has also been adopted by the QAnon conspiracy crackpots who believe there is a broad-based Washington confederation of cannibal child molesters. So you have to wonder about Powell’s sympathies.

What this tells us is that Trump’s case for election fraud is grounded in the same fantastical mythology of Revelations. While many Christians believe it literally, there is no material proof. And you can’t go into a court of law and ask the judge to accept your arguments on faith. But that’s where Trump and his band of theocratic lawyers have taken us. So don’t be surprised when they call on the wrath of GAWD to rain down on America if they don’t get their way.

UPDATE: Hmmm. What brought this on (she was previously identified as a member of the legal team)? The whole screwball gang is joke.

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CANCEL CULTure: Turning the Trump Driven Outrage at Fox News Up to Eleven

Look out Fox News. The MAGAts are coming for you and they are boiling mad. For much of his presidency Donald Trump has been blowing hot and cold over Fox News. He would whine pitifully whenever they published a poll showing how much America despised him, or if they dared to interview a Democrat. The next moment he would post a half dozens videos of his favorite hosts dutifully praising him or maligning his critics.

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This schizophrenic dysfunction by Trump must have been confusing for his simple-minded but adoring cult followers. Trump was simultaneously directing them to watch Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham, while ordering them to switch to Newsmax or OANN because “Fox News Sucks.” The mental toll of this contradictory guidance has resulted in an exodus of viewers from Fox News. For much of the post-election viewing, CNN has risen to the top of the cable news heap and Newsmax has tripled its audience.

Meanwhile, long time Fox News fanatics have been vowing never to watch the network again, with the notable exception of Tucker Carlson, the only one they still trust to articulate their exclusionary (i.e. racist) views. But Carlson’s immunity has been eradicated by a recent segment wherein he dared to ask a Trump lawyer, Sidney Powell, for proof of her ludicrous and unfounded accusations of election fraud:

Carlson has been getting some undeserved credit for taking on Powell after her hysterical press conference with Rudy Giuliani. The two of them floated some of the most ridiculous allegations of election “irregularities,” including fringe conspiracy theories about votes being tabulated in Germany and Spain with software made in Venezuela. No doubt they will eventually tie in George Soros and Hillary Clinton’s emails.

Update: Powell has been thrown under the Trump bus due to her crazy talk, which isn’t really any crazier than anything Giuliani or the rest of these goofballs have said.

But Carlson’s request for proof was half hearted at best. He meekly asked her to come on his show and present evidence of her allegations, which she refused to do. But that didn’t stop him from continuing to push the very same baseless theories for which he faulted her. In fact, on his program the following night he went a step further. Carlson asserted that he and anonymous sources (which apparently Fox News now approves of) in the White House are in agreement about imaginary election fraud:

“Like us, they have concluded that this election was not fair. Like us, they are willing to believe any explanation for what happened. Like us, they have not seen any single piece of evidence showing that software changed votes. Doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. It might have happened. It means they haven’t seen any evidence that it happened. And by ‘they’ we are including other members of Donald Trump’s own legal team.”

The entirety of Carlson’s argument is that the absence of any evidence of fraud doesn’t mean that it didn’t happen. By the same logic, the absence of any evidence that Carlson is not the reanimated corpse of Adolf Hitler doesn’t mean that he isn’t. He might be. There just isn’t any evidence of it (well, except for his arrogant demagoguery and noxious white supremacism). What Carlson wants his dimwitted viewers to believe is that anything, no matter how preposterous, can be true if there isn’t explicit evidence to refute it. By extension, he’s arguing that the absence of evidence of fraud is proof of fraud.

Carlson went on to say that he would consider it “great news” if evidence of election fraud emerged. He said that “no one would be more grateful for that than us.” He’s actually rooting for fraud. He’s virtually drooling at the thought of it. That’s because there is no other way for him to keep advocating for the election to be overturned and the votes of nearly 80 million people invalidated. His mission is to support Trump’s coup attempt and retain power at the expense of democracy.

So Carlson had a fleeting moment of rationality in asking for evidence of fraud. But his core state of smug and unprincipled self-interest remains in tact. As does his unflinching loyalty to Trumpism. And yet he is still the victim of glassy-eyed MAGAts who are always poised to betray anyone they think wanders too far from the reach of Dear Leader. Which, in the end, will be a good thing as their zealous adherence to the Trump cult dogma splinters their coalition and hangs former allies like Fox News out to dry.

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Trump’s Lawyer: He’s an ‘Idiot’ Whose Supporters ‘Don’t Care that He’s a Lying, Criminal Dirtbag’

It’s been two and half weeks since election day and Donald Trump is still pursuing a futile and impotent effort to overturn the results of the election that Joe Biden won decisively. His arguments are riddled with lies that are only serving the purposes of Americas enemies who are thrilled that Trump is diminishing faith in the democratic principles upon which our nation rests.

Donald Trump

Trump is running his anti-democracy campaign from the bowels of his White House bunker where he has holed up for nearly two weeks without making a single public statement. However, on Thursday morning Trump turned to his lead Attorney, Rudy Giuliani, who has been doing a bang up job of losing (or dropping) 24 out of 25 court cases filed so far. But never fear. According to Giuliani, losing is all part of his master plan.

Giuliani held a press conference (carried live only by Fox News, Newsmax, and OANN) that Trump said would reveal “An open and shut case of voter fraud.” Instead, Giuliani’s case was centered on what he called “proof” that Trump won in multiple states, but that he couldn’t present his proof to the press, or even to the court. He made the same claim about some 200 affidavits alleging fraud that he also couldn’t show. And the other central theme of his case was his already debunked crackpot assertion that votes for this election were counted in Germany and Spain by a company that was founded in Venezuela with help from China. Throw in George Soros and Hillary’s emails and you have a conspiracy theory bonanza.

Joining Giuliani at the press conference was Trump’s senior legal adviser and White House counsel, Jenna Ellis. She has become a familiar face on Fox News as she endeavors to spread disinformation on behalf of Trump. Ellis is as devoted a Trump-fluffer as anyone he has ever put forth to spread his bull manure. But she didn’t start out that way. CNN reports that

“Ellis, an attorney and former law professor from Colorado, repeatedly slammed then-candidate Trump as an ‘idiot,’ who was ‘boorish and arrogant,’ and a ‘bully’ whose words could not be trusted as factually accurate. She called comments he made about women ‘disgusting,’ and suggested he was not a ‘real Christian.’ In one March 2016 Facebook post, Ellis said Trump’s values were ‘not American,’ linking to a post that called Trump an ‘American fascist.’

Ellis isn’t the only person that is now embracing Trump after after previously expressing decidedly negative views of him. Kellyanne Conway viciously insulted Trump during the 2016 GOP primary. Ted Cruz called him a “pathological liar.” Lindsey Graham said Trump is a “race baiting, xenophobic religious bigot,” and “kook” who is “unfit for office.” All of them are now shameless bootlicking sycophants.

It’s rather telling how many people who have had close associations with Trump feel the same way. His former chief of staff, Gen. John Kelly, said he was an “idiot.” His former secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, said he was a “moron.” His former national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, said he has the “intelligence of a kindergartner.” His former top economic adviser, Gary Cohn, said he was “dumb as shit.” But Ellis also had some ripe commentary on Trump’s cult followers:

“In March 2016, Ellis attacked Trump supporters in a Facebook post for not caring that the Republican candidate was an ‘unethical, corrupt, lying, criminal, dirtbag.’

It isn’t surprising that Trump is regarded as an imbecile by those who know him best. Most Americans already made the same observation. And it also shouldn’t surprise anyone that Trump looks down on the yokels that flock to his Coronavirus Super Spreader Salvation Shows. But what is curious is how eager his devotees are to worship someone who is so transparently dismissive of them. It’s bad enough that they can’t see what a mental basket case he is. Or what a failure he has been at both business and governing. But they are also blind to the disgust he harbors for them and their kind.

The vast majority of his supporters are hicks who would be thrown out of his hotels and golf resorts. But even elitists like Ellis were repulsed by Trump before they got on his payroll. And what they still don’t get is that Trump will throw them overboard just as fast as he drew them in. Just ask all of the people that Trump said were the best when he hired them, but castigated as losers when he fired them, usually just because they dared to tell him the truth about himself. That’s an automatic booting in Trump world.

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Trump Brags About Turning a Majority of Republicans Against Democracy

There are many things for which Donald Trump will be remembered. They include being impeached for his complicity with Russian election interference, caging children and separating them from their parents, wasting billions of dollars on a fake border wall that Mexico will never pay for, alienating allies, and driving the economy into a persistent recession. Wait, that aint all.

Donald Trump, Republican, GOP

Trump has also presided over the despoiling the environment, skimming millions of taxpayer funds for himself, wantonly violating innumerable laws, humiliating the nation with his hostile and infantile behavior, and, of course, being responsible for the deaths of a quarter of a million Americans due to his ignorance, incompetence, and deliberate mismanagement of the coronavirus pandemic.

That’s quite a legacy. But it is apparently not enough for Trump. He is using his final days in the White House to purposefully undermine respect for the most fundamental American principles. Rather than accept the obvious and decisive defeat that he was dealt by President-elect Joe Biden, Trump has chosen to malign democracy with repeated assertions that the election he so deservedly lost was “rigged” by an implausible cabal of Democrats, Republicans, press, tech companies, civil servants, and even members of his own administration whom he appointed.

Not surprisingly, Trump’s bitter and selfish defiance of reality has resulted in an attitudinal shift among his weak minded cult followers and Fox News junkies. The consequences have been affirmed in a new poll by Reuters/Ipsos. And Trump is so proud of the findings that he featured it in his Wednesday morning tweetstorm:

Needless to say, literally everything Trump alleged in that tweet is verifiably false. Some of it was even stipulated as false by his attorneys in one of the many court cases he’s filed. For the record, Trump is 1 in 24, a nearly perfect score of lawsuit losses. But never fear, according to his lead attorney, Rudy Giuliani, losing is all part of his master plan.

The rest of his morning Twantrum was filled with baseless allegations that the Democratic victory was achieved by cheating, for which Trump has zero proof. Consequently, most of his tweets were flagged by Twitter as disputed, misleading or otherwise false. But that wrist-slapping hasn’t deterred him from continuing to lie. Nine of his 13 Wednesday morning tweets were also flagged.

The link that Trump provided in the tweet above led to the results of a poll that reveals the extent to which Trump has poisoned the political environment. It found that Republicans – Trump’s base – have abandoned any association with American democratic values. They are now a confederacy of anti-democratic subversives whose loyalty is only to their Dear Leader:

“Altogether, 73% of those polled agreed that Biden won the election while 5% thought Trump won. But when asked specifically whether Biden had ‘rightfully won,’ Republicans showed they were suspicious about how Biden’s victory was obtained. Fifty-two percent of Republicans said that Trump ‘rightfully won,’ while only 29% said that Biden had rightfully won. […] 68% of Republicans said they were concerned that the election was ‘rigged.'”

So a majority of Republicans share the delusional belief that Trump was the actual winner of the election. For that to be true, six million votes would have to be thrown out and the results from at least three states overturned. It’s a preposterous idea that has been nurtured by Trump’s relentless whining that he’s a victim of an extraordinarily powerful league of evildoers. His tweets scream out “UNCONSTITUTIONAL!!!” and “I WON THE ELECTION.” And his minions chant along blindly.

Let’s not forget to give due credit for this mass hysteria to Fox News, a network that Media Matters has documented as having “cast doubt on or pushed conspiracy theories about the election results at least 574 times” just since Fox themselves called the election for Joe Biden. That’s the sort of air cover that turns Trump’s babbling into a thick mass of dogma that coats the brain cavities of his Deplorables.

Make no mistake, Trump, Republicans, and Fox News are doing the dirty work for Russia, China, North Korea, Iran, and other foreign adversaries who are thrilled to see the American people losing faith in their own government. It is an unambiguous act of treason. What’s more, Trump himself used to think so. In 2016 he said that Democrats who disputed the legitimacy of his election were a direct threat to our democracy.”

Democrats, however, were not disparaging democratic processes or voting systems. They were questioning the unsavory relationships between Trump and Russian operatives. Those relationships were well documented and overtly damaging. The only party that is openly hostile to American democracy is Trump’s Republican Party. And that will remain an obstacle to the healing of our nation for the new Biden administration.

It is, therefore, critical that the crimes of the Trump administration be investigated and prosecuted in order to exorcise the demons summoned by Trump and his cohorts. If there aren’t consequences for those crimes, there will be no deterrent for others going forward. And worse, there will be no moral standing for the prospect of American leadership as an example of democratic freedom.

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HUH? Giuliani Says Losing Election Fraud Cases is Part of His Plan

Joe Biden’s decisive defeat of Donald Trump has led to an even more humiliating political circus of desperation for the deposed president. Trump is persisting in his ludicrous effort to overturn the election results by filing meritless lawsuits and posting pitiful tweets declaring impotently, in all caps, that “I WON THE ELECTION.”

Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump

This pathetic spectacle only serves to cement Trump’s legacy as a sore loser who will resort to bizarre measures in order to avoid facing reality. It’s ironic that while Trump is so feverishly disputing the election results now, in 2016 he said that doing so was a direct threat to our democracy.” What’s more, nearly 40% of his tweets asserting election fraud have been flagged by Twitter as misinformation.

Trump’s cavalcade of litigation has been met by almost unanimous failure. To date Trump’s court score is 1 out of 24. The single case he “won” only set back the date for receipt of mail-in ballots in Philadelphia by three days. But as it turns out, this is all part of the master plan by Trump’s crack legal team led by Rudy Giuliani. On Tuesday morning Giuliani was “interviewed” by Senior Fox News Trump-Fluffer, Maria Bartiromo (video below). When asked about the status of his litigation, Giuliani bragged that…

“Frankly, this is a case we would like to see get to the Supreme Court. So, you know, we’re prepared, in some of these cases, to lose and to appeal and to get it to the Supreme Court. You’re not going to win every one of these. I don’t want to say it’s because of a Democrat judge or whatever. Some of them are just as fair as anybody. But in some cases you win, in some cases you lose. The most important thing is this will be our first established vehicle on the way to the Supreme Court.”

Take a moment to let the grandiloquent idiocy of that statement wash over you. Apparently, Giuliani doesn’t know that winning is the preferable outcome of every legal dispute. If you win your case it doesn’t need to go to Supreme Court because … well, because you won, Einstein. It still could get elevated to a higher court if the your opponent appeals, but in the interim you can go on your way as the victor. There is literally zero benefit to losing under any circumstances.

However, if losing is what Giuliani really wants, he’s doing a bang up job. He has a near perfect record of losses. To be fair, some of these weren’t actually losses by a court ruling. Some of them were cases that Trump’s side dropped because even they knew they were bogus, and therefore hopeless. And if that weren’t enough to fill Giuliani and Boss Trump with pride, many of the attorneys who have been representing Trump in these cases have quit. Which leaves the remaining flock of Fox News rejects more glory in which to bask.

Trump can rest assured that his lead attorney will produce many more losses to come. And his PR efforts will will continue to produce gems like the press conference at the the Four Seasons (not the glitzy hotel, the suburban Philly landscaping company). Maybe that’s part of Giuliani’s plan as well. He’ll end up taking his cases to the Supreme Court Tennis Club in Ontario. What better place for a lawyer whose career is synonymous with “racket”?

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Trump in 2016: Disputing the Election Results is ‘A Direct Threat to Our Democracy’

In a fearful and despondent psychotic meltdown that surprises no one, Donald Trump is lashing out at a world that refuses to obey his narcissistic demands. He is coming face to face with his inability to control events that displease him. And he is utterly incapable of grasping onto reality and accepting the fact that he is the biggest loser of the 2020 presidential campaign.

Donald Trump

Trump’s dementia is in charge of his rapidly deteriorating mental state. He continues to rant incoherently about ludicrous allegations of election fraud for which he has zero evidence. His blathering on Twitter has been flagged more than 70 times as misleading in just the last week. And he has repeatedly tweeted this desperate plea of imaginary sovereignty:

Trump’s fantasy victory is based on allegations of fraud that have been debunked by every news organization, including a select few at Fox News.

And that certainly plays into Trump’s recent obsession with vilifying Fox News, the rabidly right-wing network that put him in the White House and serves as his Ministry of Propaganda. There is even talk that he intends to start his own media enterprise with the goal of wrecking Fox News.”

In the meantime, a profoundly paranoid Trump persists in his effort to prove that the only reason he lost so pitifully was because of alleged cheating by both Democrats and Republicans who are all out to get him. And just as he promised throughout the campaign, he is adamant about not accepting any election results that show him as the loser. None of that will shock anyone who has paid the slightest attention to Trump in the past. But what’s interesting is how he reacted in 2016 when there was some controversy over his defeat of Hillary Clinton.

The circumstances, of course, were completely different. For one thing, Clinton conceded the day after the election based on the race being called by media analysis of returns. Trump acknowledged this on Twitter. He also expressed his appreciation of Clinton’s statement that “We’ve accepted the outcomes when we may not have liked them.”

Furthermore, in an effort to quell dissent by disappointed Democrats, Trump went on to highlight remarks by Clinton where she warned that Trump “refused to say that he would respect the results of this election.” He noted her assertion that such a refusal is “a direct threat to our democracy,” and that “We have to accept the results and look to the future.” Then he tweeted Clinton’s acceptance that “Trump is going to be our President. We owe him an open mind and the chance to lead.” And he added his own view that “In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally.”

So in 2016 Trump thought that contesting the election results was “a threat to democracy,” that everyone should shut up and “accept the results,” and that the new president deserved “an open mind and the chance to lead.” But in 2020 Trump is disavowing all of that. Now the election results themselves are the threat, no one should take them seriously, and Joe Biden is the mastermind of a bipartisan criminal cabal who must never be allowed to set foot in the Oval Office. As for his margin of victory, it just happens to be exactly the same as Joe Bidens’s, except that Biden’s popular vote was much higher.

For most people that would be considered quite a reversal and a display of rank hypocrisy. But for Trump it’s a routine shift to whatever he happens to believe is in his best interests at the moment.

For the record, Democrats didn’t actually dispute the election results in 2016. They were raising concerns about Trump’s unsavory connections to Russia, as well as his complicity with Russian operatives interfering in the campaign. What’s more, Trump’s obstruction of justice during the investigation was well documented in the Mueller report. But the actual process of voting and the vote tabulations were not being contested.

It’s Trump who is, for the first time in U.S. history, trying to exploit his position to delegitimize American democracy and invalidate the votes of millions of citizens. And he’s doing so without a sliver of proof for any of his preposterous allegations. To the contrary, he is actually dropping many of the lawsuits he filed and several of his lawyers are severing their relationships with him. And all the while he is aware that his actions are carving a dangerous divide among the population and risk inciting violence.

Trump is also neglecting the duties of his office. That’s especially true with respect to managing the increasingly deadly coronavirus pandemic. But then he’s been doing that for months. When his term is finally over, the only things he’ll be remembered for are his racism, his ignorance, his hostility, his ego, and his devotion to golfing, staging cult rallies, watching Fox News, and, of course, Twitter. That’s a legacy that will forever preserve for him the distinction of being the Worst President Ever! You know it. I know it. Everyone knows it. Nobody even comes close.

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How Fox News Deceives and Controls Their Flock:
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