It’s not even noon yet today, and news has already been having a field day with what’s occurring on a national scale. I’m just so tired of all the crazy reports swarming the news media. Here’s just what’s been reported in the last thirty hours:
- The Washington Post printed the full transcripts of Donald Trump’s initial calls to both Mexican President Pena Nieto and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Those leaks sure haven’t been plugged much, have they? I read both transcripts, and the biggest thing to take away is that Australia and Mexico have some very reasonable, intelligent leaders who won’t make promises that are not in the best interest of their countries. And that our leader is a raving moron who can’t negotiate for shit.
- The most recent Presidential approval ratings just came out. They weren’t pretty…depending on who you are. I’m pretty ecstatic, myself. It turns out only 28% of potential voters are proud that Trump is our president. Only 33% approve of the job he’s doing.
- Things have gotten so bad with the lease and the cost of stationing in Trump Tower that the Secret Service is now stationed in a street-level trailer. This one actually happened back in July, but journalists are just now getting around to reporting it. This has been an ongoing issue, as the Trumps keep charging the secret service to station in their buildings, in order to protect them. Their prices were so inflated that the secret service finally decided to stay in a building at the street, which still costs a lot, but the Trump family does not personally profit from it. As they never should have in the first place.
- Four White House staffers were charged with leaking information this morning. Jeff Sessions was practically making handstands to show to his loyalty to President Cheeto’s priorities. While I’ll admit that there is a fine line between leaking and whistleblowing, this action does concern me on behalf of the freedom of the press.
- Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller has organized a Grand Jury in Washington, D.C. This one’s the biggie. Clearly. Indictments might finally be in the air, in regards to the Russian hacking of the 2016 election.
This is just the news from the last day. It doesn’t include the recent staff changes in the White House for key positions, the tweets claiming that the transgendered community would no longer be allowed to serve in the armed forces (to the consternation of the military, with whom he did not consult), Scaramucci’s presence at all (seriously, how did that loose cannon ever think he could make it in politics?), the revelation that Trump told his son to lie when the Russian scandal started going down, how the GOP’s latest health care bill was killed by the Senate Democrats and three Republicans, and Jeff Sessions’ attack of affirmative action on behalf of white people. And this is just the news from the last week!
Do you remember the days when one scandal was enough to kill a career? Can we go back to those days? Every time I turn around, either President Cheeto, a member of his staff, or a member of his family is involved in yet another controversy (often illegal). Yet, we’re still stuck with this clusterfuck of an administration.
Let’s hope things quiet down while Trump golfs in New Jersey for 17 days. I doubt his vacation will even slow down the weird, random revelations flooding the news media, but we can hope. We can always hope.