The Homer Simpson theory of international affairs
...Donald J. Trump
One by one we are keeping our promises - on the border, on energy, on jobs, on regulations. Big changes are happening!
As if he is intent on trolling the country, Trump has over the past couple of days, flip-flopped on the following campaign statements. Trump now says: NATO is “no longer obsolete;” China is not a “currency manipulator;” he would consider re-appointing Janet Yellen as head of the Federal Reserve; he supports the Export-Import Bank; he doesn’t know Vladimir Putin.
This comes on the heels of not throwing Hillary Clinton in jail, not getting involved in Syria, not getting Mexico to pay for the wall, not repealing Obamacare, not tearing up the Iran nuclear deal, not re-negotiating NAFTA and, at least to date, not making America great again. But hey, it’s not all bad: Trump is as Panglossian as ever about his young administration: “I don’t think that there is a presidential period of time in the first 100 days where anyone has done nearly what we’ve been able to do.”
It’s almost enough to make you laugh . . . and then you remember there are still three years, six months and 20 days until Election Day 2020.
Trump lawyers have a new argument to fight a lawsuit filed by protesters injured at a campaign rally
I don't know whether the lawsuit overall is valid, but it's no surprise that the lawyers for the Liar in Chief are lying about Trump's clear intent at his rallies. I like how Trumpette Alvin Bamberger is throwing Trump under the bus. Not that it's a surprise, Trump and his Trumpettes are all about blaming others for everything.
... In a separate filing on Friday, attorneys for Alvin Bamberger, the Trump supporter and Korean War Veterans Association member accused of pushing the woman in the video, argued "to the extent that Bamberger acted, he did so in response to — and inspired by — Trump and/or the Trump Campaign's urging to remove the protesters," Politico's Kenneth P. Vogel reported.
Bamberger's lawyers also argued that any damages awarded to the protesters in the case should be paid by Trump or his campaign....