Despite asserting in my previous post that I wouldn’t waste my time watching Trump spew his twisted, vomitacious version of reality, I did against my better judgement. I kept from upchucking by frequent surfing to college basketball games to regain my composure. March Madness is coming up which I hope will be a refreshing, fun antidote for a few weeks to the daily craziness of Trumptopia.
The Washington Post fact checkers (There must be an army of them by now, one area of job growth the president can take credit for) describe about as much as you need to know when they say they “took a look at 18 of President Trump’s claims — job creation, wage growth, tax cuts and more — and found him stretching the truth, inflating the effects of his actions or taking credit for things that happened under his predecessor.”
In other words it was B. S. developed into an art form. A story of how the Donald took what he called “carnage” in his first speech as president a year ago into the increasingly rich and vibrant society we live in now with the prospect of even more vibrance and riches in the years to come.
As long as we unite around him. Applauding him and doing what he wants is his version of unity. I would add he emphasized unity at the beginning and then said all sorts of things to make those who dislike him already, dislike him even more, where that is possible.
For those who might want to look at one or more of those 18 claims dissected, go here.
The Nunes Memo basically asserts FBI partisan mishandling of its early investigation of wire taps tied to the Trump collusion investigation. The Republicans act like they just want more “transparency” in the process, but since the Memo was developed over months by Republican Nunes it looks like a cherry picked version of the so-called truth.
Most importantly right now is the president wants to release it despite public warnings by the FBI. “With regard to the House Intelligence Committee’s memorandum, the FBI was provided a limited opportunity to review this memo the day before the committee voted to release it. As expressed during our initial review, we have grave concerns about material omissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memo’s accuracy.”
Trump must be furious with FBI Director Wray for publicly opposing his wishes. He might release the memo today, which figures to prompt a showdown with the FBI. Even if he doesn’t release it, it figures to remain a big, ongoing story.