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.
“If Mr. Mulvaney had information that contradicts the consistent and incriminating testimony of numerous public servants, Mr. Mulvaney would be eager to testify, instead of hiding behind the President’s ongoing efforts to conceal the truth.”
— CNN, quoting a statement from an official involved in the impeachment inquiry.
When a less chewed up and spit out Jeff Sessions vacated his Senate seat in 2017 to become Donald Trump’s first U.S. Attorney General, it forced a special election in Alabama to replace him. And that’s about the only way a Democrat like Doug Jones was ever going to win in that state.
A new IBD/TIPP poll finds Joe Biden leading Donald Trump in a general election match up by 13 points, 49% to 35%. The other matchups were closer: Sanders leads 50% to 45%, Warren leads 49% to 45%, and Harris leads 47% to 45%. In the Democratic primary, Biden leads with 30%, followed by Elizabeth Warren at 17%, Bernie Sanders at 15% and Kamala Harris at 11%.
All elected officials need to speak out about Trump’s racist and white supremacist beliefs.
And we wish Beto had run again for senate instead of president. He’s badly needed there.
As tempting as it is to tune out news about the debt ceiling and budget deals, it’s time to pay attention. The excellent Daily 202 from James Hohman and the Washington Post breaks down how bad red ink has gotten under Trump.
Estimated deficit for 2019: $1 trillion +
Deficit for 2018: $779 billion
Deficit for 2016: (Obama) $587 billion
National debt as of July, 2019: $22 trillion
National debt at Trump inauguration: $19 trillion
As we remember, Pres. Obama used debt to successfully stimulate an economy that was collapsing as he took office.
Trump used debt to finance a huge tax break for corporations and rich folk, which he and the Republicans said would make things better for us average Joes.
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An Emerson Polling survey released Tuesday found both former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) leading President Trump by 10 points nationally, 55% to 45%. Sen. Elizabeth Warren also led Trump in the survey, 53% to 47%, while Sen. Kamala Harris and Mayor Pete Buttigieg both led him 52% to 48%.
“In a party where every major politician (and presidential candidate) is fiercely anti-Trump, Biden isn’t even the most clever at goading him. Nancy Pelosi is the gold standard, with Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren coming up strong.”
Trump managed to do what World War II couldn’t: he aged the queen.