These are the 20 largest incompetence bombs coming from Trump and his Administration for last week alone. The things on this list should lead to absolute mockery, investigations, committee hearings, firings, resignations and even one or two impeachment charges. But because Republicans are trying their hardest to figure out if they do or do not like Trump heading into the November elections (like a deer, standing still, not moving, hoping we don't see them) nothing is being done. They're failing our country.
A quick internet search will give you plenty of news options on all of these stories. The ranking is purely on me. Please feel free to disagree and comment why below.
On with the countdown!
20 - Eric Trump (Tweedle Dum) bragged on Twitter about a poll which showed the vast majority of Americans disapproving of his dad. (7/24)
19 - Trump told numerous lies at his rally in Illinois, but one in particular was a doozie. He claimed he won the female vote in 2016. NOT EVEN CLOSE! He barely squeaked a victory with white women only, but that's not what he claimed. He claimed he captured the women vote, all women. He lost the women vote by 13%. (7/26)
18 - Apparently Trump flew into a rage on Air Force One during his trip to Europe when he noticed one of the TV's was turned to CNN, and not Fox News. He bellowed at staff for an extended period of time because they were "violating the rule." (7/25)
17 - In a pathetic attempt at...something, Trump insists he now is "very concerned" the Russians are going to interfere in the 2018 elections on behalf of...the Democrats(!). Considering it's looking like a monumental landslide against him, this is an attempt to start planting a seed with his followers, hinting any massive turnout against him will be fraudulent. Trump also finally heard the screams of the Republicans terrified of the pre-election optics of a million people descending on Washington DC to protest a potential Putin visit. He's decided to postpone the promised state visit with the Russian evil dictator until next year. (7/24-25)
16 - The Feds have subpoenaed the Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg in their criminal probe of Michael Cohen. This is BIG trouble for Trump as Weisselberg knows where all the money is, and where it originally came from. He was netted after it was discovered Cohen spoke with him to get information on how to set up an LLC, the type of corporation the Trump camp used to funnel money to the National Enquirer in order to kill potential affair stories against Trump. (7/26)
15 - Trump claims he has higher polling numbers of any Republican president ever; more than Reagan and more than Lincoln. Once again, Presidential polls didn't exist in ANY form until 80 years after Lincoln died, and Trump's numbers are very much behind Reagan's. Trump doesn't actually mention which poll claims this. (7/29)
14 - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tried to play coy when asked what progress has been made in regards to negotiations with North Korea to remove their nuclear capability. "I cant answer that for you." It's clear Trump's Singapore Summit was a massive failure, as Pompeo eventually admitted North Korea is still producing nuclear bomb fuel. (7/25)
13 - The latest casualty for Trump's trade war is dairy famers, particularly California Dairy farmers who've seen their Mexican market disappear after Mexico leveed tariffs on American dairy in direct response to the Trump tariffs placed upon them. Considering the perishable nature of dairy, and the lack of foreign markets Trump can create for the product, many California dairy farmers are looking at operating at a loss in 2018, possibly shutting down operations entirely. (7/28)
12 - Trump's White House, in an official release about the economy, misspelled the phrase 'United States.' Reminder: Trump has repeatedly stated his White House was the smartest, most competent Administration EVER. (7/27)
11 - In a doozy of an interview, Trump biographer David Clay Johnston stated he's aware of multiple other affairs Trump has had, recognizable names, who might eventually come to light in regards to investigations into Trump. He also hinted, but didn't outright state, there might even be multiple abortions in Trump's torrid past. So far Johnston is refusing to name names. Stormy Daniels' lawyer Micahel Avenatti has stated there's new evidence than Cohen and Trump were concerned about a pregnancy as recently as 2016. Then later on Thursday, Avenatti claimed to be represent three other women who state they were paid off by Trump to stay quiet about their alleged affairs. (7/25-26)
10 - As Trump insists "tariffs are the greatest," a bizarre defense to his unnecessary trade war, a new report shows the US currently has a 2.5 billion pound meat surplus, the largest ever on record. The reason why is the largest importers of American meats are China and Mexico, countries currently part of Trump's trade war. Although this will undoubtedly mean lower consumer prices in the short term, this will likely lead to shuttered ranches, far fewer American meat producers, and much higher prices. (7/24)
9 - Trump has asked his aides to try to find a way to ban reporters from CNN and the Urban Radio Network from attending his press events. Apparently he's bothered they shout questions at him, questions he doesn't like (7/27)
8 - The GDP numbers came in at a respectable 4.1%, but then Trump proceeds to insist the economy is fantastic, making boastful, grossly exaggerated comments and outright lies. He claimed former President Obama's GDP numbers were never over 2%. This is a laughably easy to refute. 4.1% would rank as Obama's fifth best GDP number. Trump then insisted the US will eventually get to an 8 or 9% under his trade war. Pretty much every economist laughed at that suggestion. Most economist's post speech analysis pointed to multiple signs the economy is on the verge of a major slowdown. (7/27)
7 - Trump starts out the week with an all caps Twitter tweet directed towards Iran. "To Iranian President Rouhani: NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNTIED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE." For the record, Iran has banned Twitter, so they didn't see it. Trump's tweet seems to only have been for his followers. It's unknown what exactly triggered Trump's rage tweet, but it's likely an attempt to further cover up his disastrous Putin week from before. National Security Advisor John Bolton also alluded to an upcoming attack on Iran. (7/23)
6 - CNN aired one of the tapes Michael Cohen made of his conversations with former client Trump, and Trump's likely created a new bunch of legal trouble for himself. In a conversation which sounded cavalier, the two can be heard discussing payouts to former Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal, a woman Trump had an affair with in the months after his wife gave birth to his youngest son. In the conversation, they talk about payouts to McDougal, and to AMI, the National Enquirer's parent company who purchased McDougal's story so they could bury it before the election (so it wouldn't hurt Trump). They then discussed timelines. All analysis of the tape point to Trump being guilty off at least some level of fraud, and possibly an intention to violate campaign finance laws. (7/24)
5 - While speaking to veterans in Kansas City, Trump made one of the most remarkable statements ever in the history of politics: "Just remember, what you are seeing and what you are reading is not what's happening." WOW! Trump told his followers to ignore reality, and sadly many of them will. (7/24)
4 - Trump is reportedly considering revoking the security clearance for numerous former law enforcement officials who have been critical of Trump's Russia connections and other elements of the Presidency. Former CIA Directors John Brennan and Michael Hayden, Former FBI Director James Comey, Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, Former National Security Advisor Susan Rice and Former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe are all being threatened with the stripping of their clearances because they were not nice to Trump. Trump doesn't understand what exactly he is threatening. McCabe and Comey no longer even have a security clearance to revoke. Hayden states he doesn't receive classified briefings so he's in no way benefiting from a security clearance. (7/23)
3 - It's been revealed 463 parents who were imprisoned at the border have been deported WITHOUT the kids they came to the border with. The government is stating the parents left after being given the opportunity to reunite with their kids, but the problem with that story is the US has completely lost track of whose children are whose. At no point were the kids ever ready to leave with their parents. The US found this out after they started DNA testing and realized they had deported some of the parents without the kids. The US Government currently does not have any idea on how to track these parents down. Some parents have reported the US Government ordered them to sign away the rights to their kids without telling them what exactly they were signing, leaving them no recourse in getting their children returned. (7/23)
2 - Trump's former lawyer Micahel Cohen has stated Trump indeed did know about the Trump Tower meeting between the Russians, multiple Campaign staffers and his son, Donald Trump Jr. (Tweedle Dee) prior to the meeting taking place. This directly contradicts the Trump claim, AND the sworn testimony of Trump Jr., that Trump was unaware of the meeting beforehand. This is just the latest outright lie the Trump campaign has been caught stating about the Trump Tower meeting. (7/26)
You might have missed #1. That is really disturbing on a lot of levels.
It was actually a lighter week than normal. Taking that into account, it's remarkable; Trump's lighter weeks would be the worst week for any other President.
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