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


It's 14 days into the Trump presidency, and "normal Trump tantrum" is already a thing foreign leaders say - Vox

E.U. is trying to decipher Trump, who every day is picking a new fight with a new nation.


Kim, Putin, Duterte, Erdogan: World's dictators suck up to Trump. NYT


Trump's Bellicose Bad Hair Day: Threatens Iran, Australia, Mexico, Berkley. NYT

Terrible Temper Trump’s bizarre, dangerous calls with the leaders of Mexico and Australia. Vox


White House is "putting Iran on notice" while ignoring Russia’s alleged escalation in Ukraine

Trump sends Navy destroyer to patrol off Yemen amid Iran tensions: officials | Reuters

Is Trump Trying to Tweet Us Into a War With Iran?

‘In Iran They Call Trump the American Ahmadinejad’.


‘This was the worst call by far’: Terrible Temper Trump badgered, bragged and hung up on Australian leader. - WP

U.S.-Australia Rift Is Possible After Trump Hangs Up On Prime Minister, Over Obama Immigrant Deal. NYT


Warlord Trump to Mexico: Take care of 'bad hombres' or US might have to do it. AP

Mexican president to Trump: My nation 'demands respect'


Berkeley Cancels Breitbart Racist Speech, and Donald Trump Tweets Funding Threat. NYT


Trump History Month: Blacks gather to hear Trump talk about himself. Atlantic

Ego-Bloated Trump held a listening session on Black History Month and did most of the talking - WP

Trump's Black History Month confused comments draw swift backlash - CBC


Trump uses an actual bully pulpit, at Prayer Breakfast, to bash Arnold Schwarzenegger, Who Bashes Him Right Back.

Trump Says He Heard Frederick Douglass Was Alive from Betsy DeVos - Borowitz


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


Kellyanne Conway blames refugees for 'Bowling Green massacre' that never happened. Guardian

Kellyanne Conway made up a fake terrorist attack to justify Trump’s “Muslim ban” - Vox

Fake Trump News: Kellyanne Conway Admits ‘Bowling Green Massacre’ Lies. NYT


Groundhog Day 2017: Punxsutawney Phil Sees His Shadow : 4 More Years of Trump. NPR