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Just what background does Matthew Whitaker have – besides being an outspoken critic of the Mueller investigation – that resulted in Trump selecting him for acting Attorney General? I mean, just how does a failed political candidate, failed campaign manager, and failed and corrupt businessman make that sort of leap? Inquiring minds want to know! I think that one little-reported detail might shed light on why Trump picked this entirely unqualified specimen for this position.

Way back in time, or so it seems today, Trump was looking to hire an additional lawyer for his personal legal team. This was the position that would eventually be filled by Ty Cobb. The president was looking for someone who could serve as the public spokesman for his team, since this was at a time when the media was reporting damning evidence against Trump and his campaign at an alarming daily rate....

PCIntern

Had a thought getting dressed this morning...

Kasich announced that he might be interested in running as a third party candidate in 2020 and it occurred to me that it was the first move of the Establishment Republicans to regain their strength and come surging back. They always play the long con, you can never overestimate their fiendishness. Given the climate of the country, the Republicans have been flushed as a majority-winner party nationally and the water is circling the drain. By getting rid of Trump for a second term and conceding the WH to a Democrat, they can begin to rebuild their favorite position: the opposition party of resentment and hate of the "Liberal" establishment which is defined as anyone to the left of Attila the Hun. I believe that they realize that they erred in allowing Trump to manhandle their candidates during the debates and probably believe that he was unwittingly set up to believe he could run and win by none other than the Clintons, who preyed on his narcissism....

NanceGreggs

Aren't You Just SO Proud, GOP?

It’s not like your “pResident” hasn’t been a complete embarrassment from the beginning. Between his incoherent speeches, his displays of incredible stupidity, and his ludicrous tweets, he’s certainly given you ample opportunity to hone your defensive skills on a daily basis.

But after getting your asses kicked in the midterms, it must have been of some comfort to realize this past weekend that he was capable of sinking even lower than his usual bottom-of-the-barrel position – and on the world stage, no less! ...

bluescribbler

Could he possibly be any more of an asshole?

My grandfather served in the 101st Infantry, Yankee Division, Massachusetts National Guard. He, along with his unit, was one of the first American soldiers in the trenches of France during the "War to end all wars." I have his Purple Heart. I don't know if he was part of that famous battle, but have no doubt that he left friends behind in one of those graveyards dotting the French landscape.

The Orange Shitgibbon chose to disrespect their sacrifice and the hallowed ground in which they lie because of a little rain??? ...

Shaddox

Trump hates the military because every vet and serving member reminds him of his own cowardice

No matter how rich or poor, their ethnicity, their sexual orientation, or gender. He knows that they have done something of which he is absolutely incapable. And he hates each and every one for that simple fact - he loathes them, and his treatment of John McCain was the tip of that iceberg.

Why does he want LGBTQ individuals out of the forces? Because he’ll be goddamned if some “queer” demonstrates that they are braver, more honourable, and more patriotic than he could ever be.

Tommy_Carcetti

This weird, collective Kafkaesqe moment we've been having for the past two years:

Having to wake up every day and being told--and having to believe against all logic--that a failed business person, reality television host and con man, someone without a single day of public experience in his life, someone foisted upon us by a foreign adversary, is our President and the leader of the most powerful country on earth, and we're somehow supposed to blindly accept that completely absurd fact without question.

I still can't fully believe it.

Solly Mack

The soldiers on the army post I live on are talking about Trump's disrespect.

And the talk ain't good.

Most are angry, a few livid, a few hurt - and they are all stung & stunned. It seems unreal to them that any president - no matter how horrible - would just blow the day off. To treat it and them with such callous disregard.

I didn't ask how they voted. I was listening only. But I think the whole Veterans Day/Armistice Day fiasco has left a deep mark.

Nac Mac Feegle

Where is the outrage?

The 24 / 7 all channels all the time outrage?

If Obama, or Clinton, or hell, any Democrat, would have even been late to a Veteran's Day memorial of any sort, there would be pundits screaming themselves purple in response. Fox "News" would be organizing literal lynch mobs.

But that slimy orange traitor skips the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice ending World War I, at a cemetery holding the remains of American soldiers killed in one of the greatest battles on foreign soil.

Then he does the same on Veteran's Day on home ground: Arlington....

MineralMan

Trump Is Pretty Much in Hiding

No visit to American WWI soldiers graves with other allied leaders. No visit to Arlington Cemetery. No trip to the Asian summit. No public appearances.

Either there is some sort of health issue going on or he knows that something is about to drop from the Mueller investigation. Those are the two options I'm thinking about....

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