The Politex Report #1226

Terrible Temper Trump vs. The World

"This administration doesn’t seem prepared on any front. Mr. Trump’s confrontational phone calls, in particular, don’t sound like the working out of an economic or even political strategy — cunning schemers don’t waste time boasting about their election victories and whining about media reports on crowd sizes.

"No, what we’re hearing sounds like a man who is out of his depth and out of control, who can’t even pretend to master his feelings of personal insecurity. His first two weeks in office have been utter chaos, and things just keep getting worse — perhaps because he responds to each debacle with a desperate attempt to change the subject that only leads to a fresh debacle.

"America and the world can’t take much more of this. Think about it: If you had an employee behaving this way, you’d immediately remove him from any position of responsibility and strongly suggest that he seek counseling. And this guy is commander in chief of the world’s most powerful military."

--Should Read: Donald the Menace: America and the world can’t take much more of this. Krugman https://t.co/sSUNJvlduX

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It's 14 days into the Trump presidency, and "normal Trump tantrum" is already a thing foreign leaders say - Vox https://t.co/8snfO23eWM

E.U. is trying to decipher Trump, who every day is picking a new fight with a new nation. https://t.co/XzoKfuBJR1

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Kim, Putin, Duterte, Erdogan: World's dictators suck up to Trump. NYT https://t.co/MPvC5M5e8u

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Trump's Bellicose Bad Hair Day: Threatens Iran, Australia, Mexico, Berkley. NYT https://t.co/XxteE7vk5J

Terrible Temper Trump’s bizarre, dangerous calls with the leaders of Mexico and Australia. Vox https://t.co/25OzgxYlCA

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White House is "putting Iran on notice" while ignoring Russia’s alleged escalation in Ukraine https://t.co/HPUMvz3A5k

Trump sends Navy destroyer to patrol off Yemen amid Iran tensions: officials | Reuters https://t.co/3CWgtSUejD

Is Trump Trying to Tweet Us Into a War With Iran? https://t.co/bYDXuu2H6w

‘In Iran They Call Trump the American Ahmadinejad’. https://t.co/abIdYg6OWb

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‘This was the worst call by far’: Terrible Temper Trump badgered, bragged and hung up on Australian leader. - WP https://t.co/zTsCwBLyJA

U.S.-Australia Rift Is Possible After Trump Hangs Up On Prime Minister, Over Obama Immigrant Deal. NYT https://t.co/K59yvojlQk

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Warlord Trump to Mexico: Take care of 'bad hombres' or US might have to do it. AP https://t.co/77o1xfp1w4

Mexican president to Trump: My nation 'demands respect' https://t.co/L4ZL91ousk

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Berkeley Cancels Breitbart Racist Speech, and Donald Trump Tweets Funding Threat. NYT https://t.co/JdDPaQUXN2

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Trump History Month: Blacks gather to hear Trump talk about himself. Atlantic https://t.co/WVR1Y8444p

Ego-Bloated Trump held a listening session on Black History Month and did most of the talking - WP https://t.co/J3LmsL48Rf

Trump's Black History Month confused comments draw swift backlash - CBC https://t.co/WRCD4IAp3P

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Trump uses an actual bully pulpit, at Prayer Breakfast, to bash Arnold Schwarzenegger, Who Bashes Him Right Back. https://t.co/SGREF8QfSw

Trump Says He Heard Frederick Douglass Was Alive from Betsy DeVos - Borowitz https://t.co/olf7dtCKzD

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Chelsea Clinton: Very grateful no one seriously hurt in the Louvre attack ...or the (completely fake) Bowling Green Massacre. Please don't make up attacks.

Trumpland 'Not the America I know’: George W. Bush’s daughter wants you to remember his speech on Islam - WP https://t.co/J6B2i03QEj

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Kellyanne Conway blames refugees for 'Bowling Green massacre' that never happened. Guardian https://t.co/7DWrAktcjE

Kellyanne Conway made up a fake terrorist attack to justify Trump’s “Muslim ban” - Vox https://t.co/0a8n68KlpF

Fake Trump News: Kellyanne Conway Admits ‘Bowling Green Massacre’ Lies. NYT https://t.co/e2BxGN5egs

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Groundhog Day 2017: Punxsutawney Phil Sees His Shadow : 4 More Years of Trump. NPR https://t.co/9wkeO43jkA

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