On CNN Saturday, Washington Post reporter David Swerdlick walked through the potential damage of outgoing President Donald Trump’s chaotic behavior on both domestic and foreign affairs.
“What is the next month and a half or two going to look like if this is the tone and tenor set by the president during this lame-duck session?” asked anchor Fredricka Whitfield. “The president continues to deny he lost the election and appears to be doing everything he can to create problems for the incoming Biden administration, including ending a federal lending program to help struggling businesses. The president withdrawing troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, cracking down on China, and appearing to show no interest whatsoever in a COVID stimulus bill. I mean, does he not realize how damaging this is for him trying to cement a more positive legacy?”
“Fred, it’s already ugly, as we know, and it could definitely get uglier,” said Swerdlick. “I mean, apart from these sort of sore-loserism and crybabyism that we’ve come to expect from President Trump in some of these situations, both before and during his presidency, you have the situation as you described where there is a budget deadline looming, there could be a shutdown. Democrats and Republicans aren’t on the same page yet and we’re heading into that in early December. You have a situation where the president is pulling troops out of Afghanistan, and no matter which side of that issue you’re on, the reality is that they were there for a reason … and then you have the news in the last day or so of Secretary Mnuchin, the Treasury secretary, clawing back money from the fed that was — that still potentially could go to small businesses and municipalities to help them with the coronavirus pandemic.”
“It may not be a grand plan or a conspiracy to salt the soil, but it sure does start to look that way, especially if the administration and the president’s campaign persists in pretending they didn’t win the election past the day that some of these key swing states certify their results,” added Swerdlick. “He is the president of the United States until midday on January 20th, and that’s a lot of time for a lot of mischief.”
Trump abruptly ends news conference after 1 minute as reporters grill him on conceding
President Donald Trump took one minute out of his day on Thursday to hold a press conference in which he took credit for gains in the stock market, which came after President-elect Joe Biden's transition was allowed to formally begin.
At his press conference which lasted almost exactly one minute, Trump credited his administration for after the Dow Jones Industrial Average traded above 30,000 for the first time.
"The stock market, it's just broken 30,000," the president said. "Never broken that number. That's a sacred number. Nobody thought they would ever see it. That's the ninth time since the beginning of 2020 and it's the 48th time that we have broken records in -- during the Trump administration."
Here’s the best way to pry Trump from the White House — according to a professional hostage negotiator
President Donald Trump is still refusing the concede that he lost the 2020 presidential election, which has prompted some speculation over whether the Secret Service will be forced to drag him out of the White House on January 20th.
In an interview with the Boston Globe, retired NYPD homicide detective Alfred S. Titus, Jr. said that the best way to coax Trump to leave would be to remind him of how great his life was before he decided to run for office back in 2015.
Trump-loving congressman turns himself into a laughingstock with a few deranged tweets
The first thing you should know about Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona is that he shouldn’t be confused with the famous movie villain from “Ghostbusters.”
One of them has been described as a “sadistic, shapeshifting, apocalyptic, cosmic entity.”
The other spelled his name differently and wasn’t a registered Republican.
Paul Gosar is no relation of Gozer the Gozerian. But he’s doing his best movie-villain schtick as part of a cottage industry of loyal subjects vying to carry on the manic mantle of Trumpism.