All cults have rules, and the Republicans’ Trump cult is no exception. Renegade Republican Rick Wilson has come up with a set of rules intended to provide guidance for members of the cult and those who aspire to bask in Supreme Leader’s radiance.
Fortunately for members, the rules for cults of personality are all pretty much the same — whether Dear Leader is Hitler, Stalin, Saddam Hussein, Jim Jones or Donald J. Trump.
The Washington Post has a 20-question quiz that measures which of the Democratic candidates agrees with you the most on some of the biggest issues of the cycle.
I agreed on 15 of 20 questions with Pete Buttigieg and Andrew Yang, on 14 (surprisingly) with Amy Klobuchar, 12 with Joe Biden, 10 with Elizabeth Warren and just five with Bernie Sanders.
The ad is from George Conway’s Project Lincoln organization. Meanwhile the pastor of the church Trump claimed membership in in New York says Trump was a total no-show.
Donald Trump’s incessant boasting is one of his most obnoxious traits — another is the fact that much of his bragging is based on lies — the size of the crowd at his inauguration, for example.
But here’s an achievement Trump has chosen not to boast about. In October 2019 he became the most unpopular president in the history of polling, according to ratings compiled by Gallup.
Yesterday Trump ordered a raid that resulted in the death of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani. By all accounts, the assassination of such a high-level military and political leader in Iran risks ignited a conflagration in the Middle East that poses a threat to peace worldwide.
Why did he do it? Trump frequently projects his own faults and foibles onto others — “Crooked Hillary,” is a prime example. Similarly, the video clip above of a rant Trump posted against his archenemy, Pres. Obama, back in 2011 provides an insight into his motives.
Donald Trump’s rambling (doddering??) six-page letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on the eve of his impeachment has been widely — and selectively — excerpted in the press. But to get a glimpse into Trump’s mind, you should read the whole thing.
According to the New York Times, “Some of the president’s closest advisers were involved in drafting the letter, but they did not include Pat A. Cipollone, the White House counsel who will play a large role in a Senate trial.”
“Instead, Eric Ueland, the director of the Office of Legislative Affairs, led the process, with input from Stephen Miller, the president’s top policy adviser, who often scripts many of Mr. Trump’s public remarks. Michael Williams, an adviser to Mick Mulvaney, the president’s acting chief of staff, also weighed in, and Mr. Ueland’s draft was framed over the last few days.”
Despite the efforts of that brain trust, the letter reads like the rantings of an aggrieved, combative, cornered animal trying to make lofty-sounding rhetoric. But don’t take my word for it, read it here.