Trump’s Truthless Temper Tantrum Over the Midterm Election Results is Just So Trumpy

As the 2022 midterm election morning dawned, Donald Trump could be found up bright and early yammering about election fraud that didn’t exist. His accusations were especially bizarre since they were aimed at the Republicans who were running the Arizona election. So he thinks that Arizona’s GOP officials were committing fraud in order to help … Democrats?

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Later that evening, Trump changed gears to try to take credit for Republican successes in the election results. Despite the utter evaporation of anything resembling a “red wave,” he posted a comment on his floundering social media scam, Truth social, that boasted about an electoral triumph that existed only in his warped imagination. He wrote

“174 wins and 9 losses, A GREAT EVENING, and the Fake News Media, together with their partner in crime family, the Democrats, are doing everything possible to play it down. Amazing job by some really fantastic candidates!”

So let’s add a little reality to Trump’s feeble fantasies and media bashing. First of all, Trump actually endorsed more than 300 candidates. So he’s cherry picking what he wants to include in his post-election analysis. What’s more, the vast majority of his endorsements were for candidates in safe Republican seats who were expected to win. We can’t know which nine losses he’s referring to in his post because he doesn’t identify them. However, he had at least 22 to choose from in this, still incomplete, list of actual losers…

Gubernatorial candidates: Lee Zeldin (New York), Doug Mastriano (Pennsylvania) Geoff Diehl (Massachusetts), Dan Cox (Maryland), Tudor Dixon (Michigan), Tim Michels (Wisconsin), Darren Bailey (Illinois), and Mark Ronchetti (New Mexico).

Senate candidates: Mehmet Oz (Pennsylvania), Don Bolduc (New Hampshire), Joe O’Dea (Colorado), Leora Levy (Connecticut)

House candidates: J.R. Majewski (Ohio), Karoline Leavitt (New Hampshire), Yesli Vega (Virginia), Ken Calvert (California), Bo Hines ( North Carolina’), Steve Chabot (Ohio), Jim Bognet (Pennsylvania), Gesiotto Gilbert (Ohio), Robert Burns (New Hampshire), John Gibbs (Michigan)

That’s 22 losers, with many races still uncalled, including such significant potential GOP defeats as Herschel Walker (Georgia), Blake Masters (Arizona), Kari Lake (Arizona), Kelly Tshibaka (Alaska), Adam Laxalt (Nevada) and Ron Johnson (Wisconsin). [UPDATE: Blake Masters, Kari Lake, and Adam Laxalt lost]

Perhaps the race that will hurt Trump the most is the one for New York Attorney General, where his arch nemesis, Letitia James, won reelection. Trump has been bad-mouthing her for months, accusing her of being corrupt, biased, and racist (she’s Black), and calling her “Peekaboo” for reasons no one knows. He’s actually racked with fear due to the $250 million civil suit James filed alleging business fraud that could wind up shutting down his Trump Organization and prohibiting his crime from doing business in the state.

RELATED: Trump Files Another Lame Lawsuit Against the New York Attorney General Who He Hates and Fears

To be sure, there were disappointments for Democrats. But considering that historically the party in power during the midterms suffers an average congressional loss of about 22 seats, Democrats should be pretty satisfied that they held their losses to single digits. They likely retained their Senate majority and may have done the same in the House.

If Trump thinks that these results suggest a positive environment for him to run for president again in 2024, he’s more deranged than previously thought. So it will be interesting to see what his “big announcement” is going to be on November 15. If he does announce his candidacy, his GOP confederates may be less than enthused after seeing his fabled king-making prowess fail so spectacularly. Although Trump will remain blissfully enamored with himself and his divine infallibility.

When Trump was asked in a NewsNation interview about the election outcome to say “How much of that will be because of Donald Trump,” he replied that “I think if they win, I should get all the credit. If they lose, I should not be blamed at all.” That’s consistent with his refusal to take responsibility for everything from COVID-19 deaths, to the deadly insurrection at the Capitol, to his theft of highly sensitive national security documents from the White House, and more. Trump will always find someone else to blame.

That said, Trump did post something on election night that was unarguably true, even if he didn’t know it. He wrote that the “Same thing is happening with Voter Fraud as happened in 2020???” Indeed. There was nothing significant that happened with voter fraud in 2020, and the same is true for 2022.

Another similarity between the two election cycles is that Trump proved to be an impotent force in politics and a pathetic loser who will shift blame to others rather than take any responsibility. No matter how dishonest or hurtful. And naturally one of his most predictable targets is last night’s big winner, Nancy Pelosi…

SEE THIS: Trump Calls Pelosi an ‘Animal’ – Dehumanizing Her to Incite More Assaults Against Democrats

[UPDATE: Jim Acosta: “‘Trump is livid’ and ‘screaming at everyone,’ after last night’s disappointing midterm results for GOP, according to a Trump adviser.”]

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Trump Calls Pelosi an ‘Animal’ – Dehumanizing Her to Incite More Assaults Against Democrats

Finally! It’s Election Day. Not that Republicans care. They are still insisting that the whole process is rigged and that the results can’t be trusted. They are already laying the groundwork to dispute any race that is won by a Democrat.

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On the eve of Election Day, Donald Trump was campaigning in Ohio for GOP Senate candidate, J.D. Vance. Well, supposedly. As usual Trump spent very little time promoting the candidate he was there to support, instead talking incessantly about himself and his tediously repetitive complaints going back to his decisive loss in 2020, and even earlier.

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That fixation on his past included a segment wherein he moaned pitifully about having been impeached twice. But it wasn’t enough to just excrete his standard lies and outrage at being held to account for his wrongdoings. On this occasion Trump felt compelled to foment more of the violence that has become such a hallmark of his political aspirations. And his wrath was aimed squarely at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who was recently the target of one of Trump’s cult followers who severely assaulted her husband in her home. Trump raged that…

“Pelosi said ‘please don’t call [gang members] animals, they’re human beings.’ I said ‘No, they’re animals.’ I think she’s an animal, too, if you want to know the truth.

“They [pointing at the media] say, ‘Oh, what a horrible thing he said about Nancy.’ She impeached me twice for nothing! Nothing! They’ll say, these people, the fakers back there, ‘What a horrible thing. He called Nancy Pelosi an animal.’ Let me tell you, what she does to this country, and what she did, and the turmoil, and it was all…”

At that point Trump rambled on about not using the word “bullsh-t,” while he was, in fact, using it. And he yammered incoherently about some allegedly awful things that Pelosi had done, but that he couldn’t actually describe. That was followed by some more of his delusional bragging that he was the greatest president in history.

First of all, Trump was not impeached twice for nothing. The first impeachment was due to his having extorted the president of Ukraine in order to coerce him into digging up dirt on then-candidate, Joe Biden. The second impeachment was due to his having incited a violent insurrection in order to unlawfully cling to power by obstructing Congress from completing their duty to certify the electoral vote count. Both impeachments provided abundant evidence of Trump’s treasonous ambitions to become America’s first Fuhrer.

However, more troubling than that were Trump’s remarks about Pelosi. By calling her an animal he was deliberately dehumanizing her. It’s a tactic he likely learned from his fascist heroes who used it to justify the Holocaust and other acts of genocide. Trump is blatantly recruiting members of his cult to attack his political opponents. And by exploiting Pelosi so soon after she was the victim of a vicious assassination attempt that put her husband in the hospital, Trump is proving that he is utterly devoid of morality.

For her part, Pelosi addressed the violent tendencies on the part of the Trump Republican Party in an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Monday. She noted that “there is one party that is doubting the outcome of the election, feeding that flame and mocking in the violence that happens. That has to stop.” Pelosi elaborated in the following exchange…

Cooper: The former President of the United States Donald Trump, Elon Musk, others have spread stories casting doubt on what happened, fomenting conspiracy theories. What do you have to say to them?
Pelosi: It’s really sad for the country. It’s really sad for the country that people of that high visibility would separate themselves from the facts and the truth in such a blatant way. It’s really sad, and it is traumatizing to those affected by it. They don’t care about that, obviously, but it’s destructive to the unity that we want to have in our country. But I don’t have anything to say to them. I mean, we have nothing, there would be no common ground to have any conversation with them.

Indeed. You cannot have common ground with those who openly advocate violence. And what Pelosi is talking about in this clip is still going on while people are voting today. Republicans have no intention of cooling their rhetoric or respecting the law or American principles. Just this weekend Ronna McDaniel, the chair of the Republican National Committee, couldn’t say that the GOP supports democracy. That’s where we are at on this Election Day.

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Tucker Carlson Defends Elon Musk’s Disgusting Tweet About the Attack on Nancy Pelosi’s Husband

Less than a week after Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter was completed, Musk himself provided the best evidence for why he may the worst person on the planet to own such a influential platform. His racism, misogyny, narcissism, and warped view of what constitutes free speech are the ingredients of everything that is wrong with Twitter. And now he is, in his own words, the “Chief Twit.”

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Following the attempted murder of Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Musk posted a tweet that spread a blatantly false conspiracy theory about the assault that was published by a notoriously fake news outlet. There was immediate revulsion and condemnation of Musk’s malicious comment, which led to his eventually deleting the tweet. Although, like Donald Trump, he never issued a correction or apology.

RELTAED: Trump’s Delusional, Desperate, and (as Always), Dishonest Response to Musk’s Twitter Takeover

Despite the fact that even Musk recognized that his tweet deserved deletion, Fox News Senior Fascista, Tucker Carlson, remained enamored of Musk and the grotesque remarks he made. On Monday night’s episode of his program, Carlson came to Musk’s defense with a monologue that embraced the fake news…

The New York Times “came out with a piece that says – and we’re quoting – ‘Elon Musk, in a tweet, shares a link from a site known to publish fake news.’ Really? What did Elon Musk do? Well, he linked to an article about how Paul Pelosi called the guy in his home a friend. Well, that’s what the 911 tape says. You can draw your own conclusions or not. Or maybe you don’t care, which is also fine. How is that fake? Seems to be real.”

Carlson deliberately mischaracterizes the incident saying that “Pelosi called the guy in his home a friend”? So, first of all, Carlson is describing the assailant, not as the attacker who broke into Pelosi’s home, but as a guy who just happened to be there. Also, Carlson is lying about what the 911 tape says. It was the 911 dispatcher who made the “friend” reference, not Pelosi. What’s more, the police reported that Pelosi was speaking in code because he didn’t want the assailant to catch on that he was talking to the police.

For the record, to answer Carlson’s question about what Elon Musk did, here is the truth. Musk posted a tweet replying to one by Hillary Clinton, wherein she noted correctly that…

“The Republican Party and its mouthpieces now regularly spread hate and deranged conspiracy theories. It is shocking, but not surprising, that violence is the result. As citizens, we must hold them accountable for their words and the actions that follow.”

Musk’s reply included the link to the obviously phony “Santa Monica Observer,” that is known for publishing crackpot conspiracy theories such as that Hillary Clinton had died and been replaced by a body double for a debate with Trump, and that Trump had appointed Kanye West to a high position at the Interior Department. And yet, the new owner of Twitter bought into the the whole sham.

Notice that Musk added his own agreement with the bogus article saying that “there might be more to this story than meets the eye.” He also later mocked the criticism he received for spreading such loathsome lies in another tweet that took a sideways swipe at the New York Times for reporting about him accurately.

So Musk dismisses the obscene dishonesty and callousness of his original remark. And his pal Tucker Carlson rushes to rationalize, and even agree with, Musk’s horrendous conspiracy mongering. But then, that’s to be expected from Carlson and Fox News, where lies and conspiracies comprise the bulk of what they broadcast. It has been their mission from day one. And it will continue for as long as their are cult minded viewers dumb enough to believe them.

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SCARY: Trump Posts Infantile Mauling of Fox News for Daring to Interview a (GASP) Democrat

On this All Hallows Eve there are armies of ghouls and goblins wandering the streets of America searching for brains. You can recognize them by their red hats and confederate flags. And it’s abundantly clear why they are so fixated on finding brains: They have an acute deficiency of them in their own hollow skulls.

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The leader of the zombie pack is their cult messiah Donald Trump. And on the day before Halloween he took to his floundering social media scam, Truth Social, to terrorize his already fearful glassy-eyed disciples. Amongst a barrage of dozens of posts exalting his own self-proclaimed divinity, Trump included one that was specifically crafted to foment the foreboding fright that he regularly injects into their tortured souls.

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Trump’s complaint centered on his morbidly obsessive need to insure that everyone in politics and the press agree with his utterly ignorant and unrealistic views, or be chastised for their betrayal. So Trump whined

“Why would Fox News have SleazeBall Congressman Al Green on to spew his stupidity? It’s time to get back to basics. Let him, and other Slime like him, continue to ruin MSDNC & CNN, which are dying. Keep them off Conservative Media, if that’s an accurate definition of what Fox has become?”

Uh-Oh. The sleaze and slime squads are swarming the TV screens of America with their dire debunking of Republican propaganda. That’s what Trump was so triggered by in his pseudo-tweet. Democratic Rep. Al Green was interviewed by Mike Emanuel on Fox News (video below) and had the audacity to reveal the truth about both the economy and the crime rates, two issues that top voters’ interests, and that have been exploited by the GOP. Green began by stating the facts about higher gas prices, a key factor inflation…

“Let’s talk about what has really created inflation. This inflation is caused by oil companies not wanting to increase refinery capacity. They don’t want to increase refining capacity because they are making huge profits by not doing so, […] the oil companies are making huge profits. Why would they want to bring prices down? That’s not an incentive. They want to keep prices high.”

Fox’s Emanuel had no response for that exposition of truth, so he just segued to a different topic: crime. And on this subject Green was equally prepared with the facts. He started out by noting that crime rates were higher in Republican Kevin McCarthy’s Bakersfield, California district than they were in Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco district. Then he elaborated saying that…

“I think we ought to compare states as well as cities. My colleagues are very good at creating alternative facts. But the truth is, according to statistical information, in 2020 the per capita murder rates were 40% higher in states won by Donald Trump, than those won by Joe Biden. Empirical evidence. Eight of ten states with the highest murder rates in 2020 voted for the Republican presidential nominee in every election in this century.”

Clearly Democrats have been better stewards of the nation with regard to both crime and economics. And Fox News couldn’t even dispute those facts. But that didn’t stop Trump from throwing the sort of childish tantrum that has become his hallmark. And, of course, Fox helped Trump to distort the record that shows the superiority of the Democrats, who also favor democracy over the authoritarian tyranny that Trump and his minions are trying to impose.

RELATED: Fox News Covers Positive GDP Report as a Dystopian Debacle By Democrats in ‘Dire Straits’

Along with his comment whining about Green and Fox News, it’s notable that Trump posted 90 other comments since the assassination attempt intended for Pelosi, but still made no mention of the attack, nor any condemnation, nor any expression of sympathy. However, it may be better that Trump says nothing about that than risk making yet another stupid remark that reflects badly on his subservient Republican comrades.

UPDATE: Trump posted 18 more self-exalting, messianic comments including one with the QAnon slogan, WWG1WGA (where we go 1, we go all), and one that labels President Biden “PedoHitler.” He also raged some more about Fox News saying that…

“Fox News treats “TRUMP” every bit as badly as they did in 2015, before I later won the Election. Fox was brutal then, and not too good now. This lightweight failure in the Obama Administration, Fox News Contributer Marie Harf, is allowed to say anything she wants, without rebuttal – and others likewise. I beat Crooked Hillary Clinton, and then beat Biden by much more. Fox is afraid to say what REALLY happened in that farce of an Election – IT WAS RIGGED AND STOLLEN. Get tough Republicans!!!”

So Trump thinks that Fox News slobbering all over him, and airing all of his rallies in 2015 and 2016 uninterrupted, was bad treatment? And he’s still lying that he beat Biden? He lost the popular vote to both Clinton (by 3 million) and Biden (by 7 million). Trump was upset because of this segment with Harf on Fox News, where she was not only rebutted, but repeatedly interrupted. And if Republicans had any toughness they would help to prosecute and punish Trump. But they’re weak and scared and corrupt.

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Trump’s 14 Page Response to Being Subpoenaed By the January 6th Committee is Laughably Pathetic

As the January 6th Committee investigating the insurrection at the Capitol winds to a close, they took a step to complete the record of evidence by issuing a subpoena for the last, and most conspicuously guilty, witness that has yet to testify. That, of course, is Donald Trump, who incited the deadly riots and for three hours did nothing to stop them.

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On Friday morning Trump posted his interminably drawn out fourteen page response (pdf) to the Committee’s subpoena in a long and utterly substanceless screed that was signed by him alone (i.e. no attorneys). It was essentially a ponderous elaboration on his knee-jerk hissy fit on Thursday.

RELATED: Trump Lashes Out Impotently After January 6th Committee Votes to Subpoena Him

The protracted version of Trump’s psychosis was predictably incoherent and devoid of any relevant facts. It just another obvious deflection from the subject of the hearings and as tedious rehashing of his baseless reasons to assume that voter fraud took place. The tirade began with Trump wallowing in his victimhood and lashing out at his perceived persecutors:

“The same group of Radical Left Democrats who utilized their Majority position in Congress to create the fiction of Russia, Russia, Russia, Impeachment Hoax #1, Impeachment Hoax #2, the $48 Million Mueller Report (which ended in No Collusion!), Ukraine, Ukraine, Ukraine, the atrocious and illegal Spying on my Campaign, and so much more, are the people who created this Committee of highly partisan political Hacks and Thugs whose sole function is to destroy the lives of many hard-working American Patriots, whose records in life have been unblemished until this point of attempted ruination.”

It’s nice of Trump to itemize all of the illegal and unethical activities he has engaged in over the years. Never mind his perpetually hollow denials of any culpability. He went on to whine that…

“This memo is being written to express our anger, disappointment, and complaint that with all of the hundreds of millions of dollars spent on what many consider to be a Charade and Witch Hunt, and despite strong and powerful requests, you have not spent even a short moment on examining the massive Election Fraud that took place during the 2020 Presidential Election, and have targeted only those who were, as concerned American Citizens, protesting the Fraud itself. Those who committed the Fraud, thereby having created the Crime of the Century, go unblemished and untouched, but those who fought the Crime have suffered a fate that was unthinkable just a short time ago. We have a two-tier system of Justice in the United States that cannot be allowed to continue.”

Here Trump is appalled that the Committee is responsibly adhering to the topics that it was established to investigate. He is dismayed that they aren’t veering off into the fantasy world of imagined offenses against Trump. He is outraged that the Committee isn’t humoring him about election fraud that didn’t take place, and for which he and his minions have failed to provide evidence for nearly two years. And he is projecting his own fears unto his cult followers, attempting to make them believe that they are victims.

The ridiculous document goes on to complain that he got “millions more votes in 2020 than I did in 2016.” Someone needs to tell Trump that the objective in an election is to get more votes than your opponent, not more than yourself four years earlier. Similarly irrelevant is his observation that “almost the entire Republican Party feel that the Election was Rigged and Stolen.” That’s merely more evidence that the GOP is pitifully delusional and indoctrinated into the Cult of Trump.

Trump repeats his totally false assertion that he “recommended and authorized thousands of troops to be deployed to ensure that there was peace, safety, and security at the Capitol.” No, actually, he didn’t. But it’s interesting to note that this lie suggests he thought that the Capitol needed protection from his own supporters. PolitiFact’s detailed analysis documented that there is no record of Trump authorizing troops, no evidence that Pelosi denied such an authorization, and that she doesn’t have the authority to do so in the first place.

Trump also lied that the Committee hearings had “very poor television ratings.” To the contrary, the hearings from the very start broke viewing records. With over 18 million viewers, they had a larger audience that the Game two of the NBA Finals.

RELATED: January 6th Hearing Ratings are Burning Up Trump and His Right-Wing Media Liars

In closing, Trump said something that was actually true. He noted that “The people of this Country will not stand for unequal justice under the law.” Indeed, the majority of Americans want to see Trump indicted and prosecuted. And finally, nine of the fourteen pages of his response were devoted to an appendix that was entirely composed of flagrantly false allegations of election fraud – all of which were debunked many times, long ago – and nonsense such as references to Hunter Biden’s laptop.

The Committee’s chairman, Bennie Thompson, summed up the hearings saying that…

“[Trump] tried to take away the voice of the American people in choosing their president and replace the will of the voters with his will to remain in power. […] He is required to answer for his actions. He is required to answer to those police officers who put their lives and bodies on the line to defend our democracy. He is required to answer to those millions of Americans who’s votes he wanted to throw out as part of his scheme to remain in power.”

As for Trump, his lengthy reply failed to state whether he would comply with the subpoena. If the past is any indication, he will try to delay any testimony by challenging the subpoena in court. Failing that, he will try to run out the clock and hope that Republicans gain control of the House and disband the Committee. But even if he were to appear, he would almost certainly refuse to answer questions by pleading the 5th Amendment, as he did more than 400 times when deposed by the New York Attorney General.

According to New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman, Trump told aides “that he’s not opposed to the idea of testifying before the committee, as long as it’s on his terms.” By which he specified that the testimony be aired live. That’s been done with many other witnesses, so the Committee would surely agree to it for Trump. And since it would likely result in Trump embarrassing and/or incriminating himself even further, all that would be missing is the popcorn.

RELATED: After Goofy Lawsuit Against CNN, Trump Threatens More Suits, Including the January 6th Committee

UPDATE: The “author” (perhaps just poster) of Trump’s response is listed as Natalie Harp. She’s a former host on OAN who left the network earlier this year to work for Trump.

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After Goofy Lawsuit Against CNN, Trump Threatens More Suits, Including the January 6th Committee

The pathologically litigious former reality TV game show host, Donald Trump, has revealed his latest legal lunacy. In a typically amateurish 28 page filing, Trump announced that he is suing CNN, claiming defamation and seeking punitive damages of $475 million.

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That’s right. Trump is suing the network that he has defamed hundreds of times as “fake” and “the enemy of the people” for defamation. His new complaint comes less than a month after another lawsuit against Hillary Clinton, and nearly fifty other people who the suit describes as “her cohorts,” was laughed out of court. The judge ruled that Trump was just “seeking to flaunt a two-hundred-page political manifesto outlining his grievances against those that have opposed him.”

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Trump’s filing begins with a paragraph that is wholly saturated with political, rather than legal, arguments. He starts off saying that “The Plaintiff, President Donald J. Trump, has been a long-time critic of the Defendant, Cable News Network, Inc. (“CNN”)” So what? What does that have to do with any rational assertion of defamation? He continued…

“The Plaintiff, President Donald J. Trump, has been a long-time critic of the Defendant, Cable News Network, Inc. (“CNN”) — not because CNN does a bad job of reporting the news, but because CNN seeks to create the news (“fake news,” as the Plaintiff has characterized it in public statements). Beyond simply highlighting any negative information about the Plaintiff and ignoring all positive information about him, CNN has sought to use its massive influence— purportedly as a ‘trusted’ news source—to defame the Plaintiff in the minds of its viewers and readers for the purpose of defeating him politically. […]

“CNN has tried to taint the Plaintiff with a series of ever-more scandalous, false, and defamatory labels of ‘racist,’ ‘Russian lackey,’ ‘insurrectionist,’ and ultimately ‘Hitler.’”

First of all, Trump’s description of CNN as having “massive influence” is a contradiction of his repeated insults over the years calling CNN a failing news enterprise with terrible ratings that nobody watches.

More to the point, the crux of Trump’s complaint is that CNN’s use of labels describing him as a “racist,” “Russian lackey,” “insurrectionist,” and comparable to Hitler are defamatory. Apparently his lawyers have not advised him that the truth is a solid defense against allegations of defamation. And there is abundant evidence that CNN’s labels are accurate. It should be interesting to see the court proceedings as that evidence is presented.

Trump’s announcement of this lawsuit was made on his floundering social media scam, Truth Social. In his tedious and infantile fashion, Trump whined that…

“A lawsuit was filed today against CNN, the once prestigious news channel that has devolved into a purveyor of disinformation, defamation, and Fake News, at a level which the American Public, and indeed the World, will not even believe is possible.” […]

“In the coming weeks and months we will also be filing lawsuits against a large number of other Fake News Media Companies for their lies, defamation, and wrongdoing, including as it pertains to ‘The Big Lie,’ that they used so often in reference to their disinformation attack on Presidential Election of 2020.”

Trump didn’t bother to identify any of the other media companies that he is threatening to sue. But Trump’s animosity toward the press will surely provide him with a long list of what he regards as offending enterprises. We can assume that it won’t include Fox News, which has been documented to have disseminated more lies, disinformation, and propaganda than any other “news” organization. If Trump’s suit against CNN were successful, Fox News better look out. Then he continued…

Likewise, we may bring appropriate action against the Unselect Committee of January 6th because, notwithstanding overwhelming evidence, they REFUSED to investigate the massive Presidential Election Fraud which took place, but only investigate and harass the people and Patriots who complained and asked questions about it. The rigging and stealing of our Presidential Election was perhaps The Crime Of The Century, and look at what is happening to our Country now!”

So Trump thinks he can sue Congress because it isn’t investigating the people he wants them to investigate. Never mind that there isn’t a shred of evidence to support any of his allegations that there was any “rigging and stealing of our Presidential Election.” But he still wasn’t finished…

“The Unselect Committee has refused to acknowledge, as was done by the Biden Inspector General at the Department of Defense, and others, that days ahead of January 6th, I recommended and authorized thousands of troops to be deployed to ensure that there was peace, safety, and security at the Capitol and throughout the Country. That offer of the national guard was rejected by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, and Mayor Bowser of Washington, D.C. – The law requires their request, they failed to make one, and in turn failed the country.

This charge that Speaker Pelosi was responsible for the January 6th insurrection has been debunked repeatedly. PolitiFact’s detailed analysis documented that there is no record of Trump authorizing 20,000 National Guard troops, no evidence that Pelosi denied such an authorization, and that she doesn’t have the authority to do so in the first place.

It’s also curious that Trump’s bogus complaint is essentially that Pelosi didn’t sufficiently protect the Capitol from his violent supporters. He’s admitting that he knew his cult followers posed a risk significant enough to require thousands of National Guard troops to suppress.

Trump’s filling also contains this morsel: “CNN has been given the dreaded ‘Pants on Fire!’ designation by PolitiFact for its stories comparing Trump to Hitler.” He’s referring to segment wherein a guest on CNN said that Trump “may be responsible for many more million deaths” than Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, and Mao Zedong.”

Setting aside the fact that this was a position taken by a guest and not CNN, Trump should be careful about citing the “Pants on Fire” designations by PolitiFact. For the record, he has 116 of them. Overall, his statements reviewed by PolitiFact include 83% that are “Half True, Mostly False, False,” or “Pants on Fire.” Only 14% were rated “Mostly True” or “True.” That’s not exactly something to brag about.

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Comedy Cop Marjorie Taylor Greene Reports Jimmy Kimmel to Capitol Police for Telling a Joke

Marjorie Taylor Greene has made a name for herself as perhaps the most deranged and extremist member of an already extremist right-wing Republican caucus in the House of Representatives. Her frequent, and often bizarre, tirades have fueled division and hostility. Which was clearly her intention. It’s why she was suspended from Twitter for disseminating disinformation.

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Now Greene has appointed herself as the Chief of the Comedy Police on Capitol Hill. Revealing herself to be the flakiest of GOP snowflakes, Greene lashed out against late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel in response to a joke that she regarded as a threat. So she did what any red-blooded American goofball would do. She reported him to the police. For the record, this is joke that triggered “Empty” Greene:

“This woman, ‘Klan Mom,’ is especially upset with three Republican senators who said they’ll vote ‘yes’ on Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, who is nominated for the Supreme Court. she tweeted ‘Murkowski, Collins, and Romney are pro-pedophile. They just voted for #KBJ.’ Wow. Where is Will Smith when you really need him?””

Greene was so perturbed by the nomination of an eminently qualified Black woman to the Supreme Court that she was compelled to viciously malign her Republican colleagues in the Senate. Here is Greene’s announcement of the police filing, and Kimmel’s succinct reply:

This would be good time to remind people that it was Greene who gave a speech advocating that Nancy Pelosi be executed as a traitor” Greene also complained about what she called Pelosi’s “gazpacho police” (she meant Gestapo).

And that was not the only time that Greene sought to associate Pelosi with Nazis. She previously compared the House rule requiring members to wear masks during the height of the pandemic to the Holocaust. Because protecting people from a deadly virus is exactly the same as murdering millions of innocent people by gas.

There is a stark irony about Greene reporting Kimmel to the Capitol Police. Her prior history with that law enforcement agency is fraught with hypocrisy and animus. She notoriously supported the deadly riots took place in Washington, D.C. on January 6th, where more than 140 officers were injured, and five subsequently died. And she was among 21 Republicans who voted against honoring the Capitol Police with Congressional Gold Medals because she objected to referring to the insurrection as an insurrection.

Now Greene wants the Capitol Police to protect her from the ravages of rampaging humor. And yet, somehow, she thinks that people should still take her seriously. Yeah, that’ll happen. Maybe after Kimmel slaps her – with a lawsuit for filing a false police report.

UPDATE: Kimmel replied to Greene’s probably phony police report in his Thursday night monologue. He files a phony police report of his own:

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WTF? Trump Brags that 67% of Americans Say He’s Responsible for the Violent January 6th Insurrection

The malignant narcissism of Donald Trump was observed years ago and documented by psychiatric professionals such as those who contributed to the book, The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 37 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President.” And as the pressures of the civil and criminal investigations of his aberrant behavior have mounted, his condition has noticeably worsened.

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In a statement released on Wednesday by his Twitter ban defying spokes-shill, Trump presented another exhibition of the severity of his psychoses. And in the depths of his egomaniacal obsession with drawing attention to himself it is clear that it doesn’t matter if that attention is driven by positive or negative news.

Consequently, Trump’s statement consisted of him boasting about a Pew Research survey showing that a significant majority of the American people blame him for the violence that took place during the January 6th insurrection as his rioting mob stormed the Capitol. The tweeted message noted that “Fewer Americans now say Trump bears a lot of responsibility for the Jan. 6 riot.” To which Trump appended that it was…

“Very much appreciated—but there would have been no January 6 had Nancy Pelosi, as strongly recommended by me, sent in Soldiers or the National Guard days before the event took place. She is in charge of Capitol Security—not the President. The Unselect Committee would have been able to work on another Hoax, Scam, or Witch Hunt had Nancy done her job. The Capitol would have been secure!”

Apparently Trump was comforted by the direction of the poll, despite the fact that it still found that a year after the acts of domestic terrorism in Washington, D.C., 67% of the respondents – including 41% of Republicans – said that he “bears some or a lot of responsibility for the violence and destruction committed by some of his supporters when they broke into the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.” That really isn’t something to brag about. Particularly when the trend was mostly driven by Republicans softening their judgment of the event many months later. Or maybe what he’s bragging about isn’t getting the blame for the violence, but “credit” for it.

The fact that in the passing of time some Republicans moderated their view of Trump’s criminal culpability is a reflection of how the Party has devolved into a Trump worshiping cult. That transformation was affirmed by prominent members of both the Democratic and Republican parties, including Mike Pence, Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell, and more.

Nevertheless, Trump continues to insist that he is blameless. And despite his rapidly progressing political impotence, he acts as though he has some overarching authority that permits him to order a halt to the investigations. And like every other criticism of him, he tediously dismisses it as either a “Hoax, Scam, or Witch Hunt.”

Trump’s assertion that Pelosi could have prevented the riots if she had taken his advice has been debunked repeatedly. And contrary to his claims, it is the president who is the commander-in-chief of the District of Columbia National Guard, not the Speaker of the House.

What’s more, Trump expects people to believe that he recommended to Pelosi that she call on the National Guard to protect Congress from his own supporters. Really? If he knew that his supporters presented a security risk, maybe he shouldn’t have told them to march to the Capitol, and then waited nearly three hours – while ignoring pleas from Pelosi, Pence, Sen. Chuck Schumer, GOP minority leader Kevin McCarthy, and even several Fox News hosts – before making a public statement wherein he told them that he loved them and politely asked them to go home.

Now, after Trump, Fox News, and other rightist propaganda dispensers spent a year propounding a false narrative absolving Trump of any liability, a majority of the American people still regard him as guilty of planning and inciting the insurrection. And in his diseased mental state he considers that something to celebrate. Seriously? That’s a cognitively contorted conclusion that only a confirmed malignant narcissist could muster.

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YIKES! Donald Trump has Degenerated to Dishing Out Impotent Orders that Are Laughably Deranged

Anyone who has been paying attention to the mental state of Donald Trump could not help but have noticed a severe decline in cognitive capacity. Not that he started off particularly high on that scale. In fact, even a Fox News poll taken before the 2020 election found that most Americans said that Trump doesn’t have the mental soundness to serve.

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Despite his obvious failings, Trump was proud of being able to pass a test wherein he was asked to identify a camel and count to ten. He was so proud that in an interview on Fox News he bragged about being able to recite the words “person, woman, man, camera, TV.” Who can forget…

That unparalleled feat, along with his demonstrated inability to drink water, walk down a ramp, or read, offer a pretty pathetic presentation of a man in serious psychological distress. And if any further evidence was necessary, Trump provided it himself on Monday with a statement he released via his Twitter ban defying spokes-shill:

“There would have been no January 6, as we know it, if Nancy Pelosi heeded my recommendation to bring 10,000 Soldiers, or the National Guard, into the Capitol. End the Unselect Committee January 6th Witch Hunt right now. Pelosi and the Dems are responsible!”

Poor Donnie Trump thinks that he can demand that Congress halt the investigation of his criminal acts. He is driven by a fear that is palpable. Never mind that the House Select Committee (which he childishly nicknames “unselect”) has been accumulating abundant and incriminating documentary evidence and testimony against him. Is there no one in his inner circle that would tell him that his impotent orders will surely be ignored and ridiculed?

This isn’t the first time Trump has tried to pass off this distortion of reality. For the record, Trump’s assertion that Pelosi refused his alleged recommendation to call out the National Guard to quell his insurrection has been debunked repeatedly for more than a year. Not only is Trump’s claim false, he actually disregarded the violence at the Capitol for 187 minutes while Pelosi, Sen. Chuck Schumer, GOP minority leader Kevin McCarthy, Vice-President Mike Pence, and even several Fox News hosts desperately pleaded for Trump to call off his marauding mob. Three hours later he finally released a video asking them ever so gently to go home and telling them that they were special and he loved them.

It’s the investigation into that dark day in the history of Congress that Trump thinks he can order to be halted. But his whining won’t do him any good. It just makes it clearer that he is devolving into a parody version of himself. And that version was further affirmed by a couple more “demanding” tweets on Tuesday morning.

First, Trump demanded that Joe Rogan has “got to stop apologizing to the Fake News and Radical Left maniacs. […] don’t let them make you look weak and frightened.” That’s typical of both Trump’s aversion to warranted apologies, and his support for overt racism.

Second, Trump repeated his demand to boycott AT&T and DirecTV. “It is a very popular channel,” he lied. “If you feel infringed by what this Communist movement is doing, cancel DirecTV!” Trump is so far gone that he thinks that the international mega-corporation, AT&T, is part of a “Communist movement.”

Trump’s continuing attacks on AT&T/DirecTV for dropping his darling One America News Network (OAN) affirm his position as the undisputed King of Cancel Culture. Except that no one appears to be paying any attention to his bitchy boycott bulletins. None of his targets have suffered in the slightest. In fact, his unhinged wrath is probably helping them attract more customers. It is notable that he has called for a boycott of AT&T in the past, without any discernible impact. The same goes for his unheeded decree to quit Twitter.

Trump’s antics are likely to put some comedians out of work because it isn’t possible to come up with anything funnier than what Trump does and says when left to his own dementia. That, however, doesn’t mean that we can just sit back and laugh. We must continue to defend democracy and American principles. Because Trump and his cadre of cross-eyed cult followers are still capable of – and devoted to – causing more self-serving trouble and significant harm.

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Trump Whines that the January 6th Committee Won’t Investigate Pelosi and Imaginary Voter Fraud

Donald Trump is on a “sleazebag” jag, calling everyone what he knows that he is. On Wednesday it was CNN president, Jeff Zucker. Today it’s all of the members of the House Select Committee (that he refers to childishly as the “Unselect” Committee) investigating the January 6th insurrection.

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In the past Trump has thrown the “sleazebag” label at Republican Sen. Ben Sasse, Rep. Jerry Nadler, FBI Director James Comey, and Chief of Staff of the Department of Homeland Security (and author of the notorious “Anonymous” exposé), Miles Taylor. He uses this all-purpose epithet so frequently because he has the vocabulary of seven year old.

On this occasion Trump was venting his outrage at the bipartisan January 6th Committee because he is writhing in fear of the progress they are making accumulating documents and testimony that could lead to indictments for his many crimes. Trump began his tweeted rant saying that…

“Why isn’t the corrupt Unselect Committee of political hacks and highly partisan sleazebags in Washington investigating the massive voter fraud and irregularities that took place in the 2020 Presidential Election, rather than spending all of its time investigating those who were protesting its result? It was the Crime of the Century! Large-scale proof of fraud and serious irregularities exist all over the place.”

If there were “massive voter fraud and irregularities” in the 2020 Election, and “Large-scale proof of fraud,” why hasn’t Trump or his legal team produced any of the evidence after more than a year and sixty court cases? Maybe because there isn’t any such evidence. To the contrary. there is abundant evidence of his guilt, some which he is providing himself. Trump also asked…

“Why is Crazy Nancy Pelosi and her files, which reportedly have been largely destroyed and deleted, not under investigation for not properly securing the Capitol with Soldiers or the National Guard that were strongly recommended to her by me and others?”

Trump’s assertion that Pelosi “refused” his recommendation to call out the National Guard has been debunked repeatedly for more than a year. Not only is Trump’s claim false, he actually ignored the violence at the Capitol for 187 minutes while Pelosi, Sen. Chuck Schumer, GOP minority leader Kevin McCarthy, Vice-President Mike Pence, and even several Fox News hosts desperately pleaded for Trump to call off his marauding mob. Three hours later he finally released a video asking them ever so gently to go home and telling them that they were special and he loved them.

Of course, Trump concluded by insisting that he wasn’t “responsible for anything,” as he always does. For the guy who sat behind the Oval Office desk where the “buck” is famously said to stop, Trump rejects any responsibility for the harm he’s done to the nation as result of his negligence, incompetence, and deliberate malfeasance. But the American people know who is to blame.

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