A damning piece by New York Times Opinion Columnist David Leonhardt is going viral. “Donald Trump vs. the United States of America” says it’s “Just the facts, in 40 sentences.”
That’s all it is.
40 sentences, 40 facts chronicling President Donald Trump’s lawlessness, self-dealing, un-American behavior, attempts to do real damage to vital institutions, and grotesque acts. Some are impeachable offenses. Some are just not worthy – or are disqualifying – of a president of the United States.
A few excerpts:
“He launched his political career by falsely claiming that the first black president was not really American.”
“He often declines to read briefing books or perform other basic functions of a president’s job.”
“He lied to the American people about his company’s business dealings in Russia.”
“He publicly undermined American intelligence agents while standing next to a hostile foreign autocrat.”
“He has pressured a foreign leader to interfere in the 2020 American presidential election.”
It concludes: “He is the president of the United States, and he is a threat to virtually everything that the United States should stand for.”
As calls for impeachment rapidly grow over the whistleblower/Ukraine story, it’s important to remember some of the key violations of his office President Donald Trump has committed.
Read the entire (and pretty short) piece here.
A teenager didn’t do her online schoolwork — so a judge had her incarcerated
PONTIAC, Mich. — One afternoon in mid-June, Charisse* drove up to the checkpoint at the Children’s Village juvenile detention center in suburban Detroit, desperate to be near her daughter. It had been a month since she had last seen her, when a judge found the girl had violated probation and sent her to the facility during the pandemic.
The girl, Grace, hadn’t broken the law again. The 15-year-old wasn’t in trouble for fighting with her mother or stealing, the issues that had gotten her placed on probation in the first place.
She was incarcerated in May for violating her probation by not completing her online coursework when her school in Beverly Hills switched to remote learning.
Trump’s Bureau chief wants to give authority over federal lands to local law enforcement officials
Donald Trump’s acting head of the Bureau of Land Management, says local authorities should have primary law-enforcement authority on federal land.
The director, attorney William Perry Pendley publicly undermined the agency’s rangers, saying they should defer to local law enforcement. He could be putting could be putting rangers in danger with his words.
Well, the good news is Trump hasn’t entirely lost his mind — or so he says
Donald Trump, 74, bragged last week during a Sean Hannity interview that he had “aced” a recent cognition test at Walter Reed Hospital.
Trump boasted that doctors witnessing the test “said that’s an unbelievable thing. Rarely does anybody do what you just did.” He then challenged Democrat Joe Biden, 77, to match him.
But haven’t we skipped over something here?
Doctors wanted Trump to take a cognition test? Is that a normal thing for presidents?
Trump said he asked to take the test after criticisms over his inability to walk down a ramp with ease at West Point, needing to hold a glass of water with both hands and multiple occasions of slurring and mispronouncing words.