Donald Trump is spending the week in Florida recharging the batteries at Mar-a-Lago, and who could begrudge him a rare golfing break? The last few days have been action-packed even for him. Many leaders of the free world would be content with either a) celebrating a gesture bombing raid on Syria as “mission accomplished”, in absolute ignorance of that phrase’s resonance; b) repeatedly calling the former FBI director he sacked a “slimeball”; c) humiliating his UN ambassador by letting her announce that new sanctions against Russia were imminent, and reneging on that within hours; or d) implying that the Feds’ raid on his lawyer’s office is up there with Pearl Harbour in terms of days that forever live in infamy, by identifying it as “an attack on our country”. For Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt, any of the above might have sated the appetite for traditional statesmanship. For the titan who with God’s … [Read more...] about Is it me or is Donald Trump’s administration becoming less like The Sopranos and more like Breaking Bad?
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MOSCOW, Apr 6 (PRIME) -- The U.S. President Donald Trump administration is set to sanction some of Russia’s ruling elite on Friday, the Wall Street Journal reported late Thursday, citing people familiar with the planned announcement. The “oligarch” sanctions were planned before the nerve-agent attack on a former Russian double agent and his daughter in the U.K. last month, but the new measures are likely to fuel rising diplomatic tensions between the West and Moscow. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and other top officials have signaled since January that the administration would levy new sanctions based on a confidential list of Russian oligarchs, corrupt politicians and the ruling elite close to President Vladimir Putin that was drafted earlier this year by U.S. officials. “This extensive report…is being used to inform future targeted sanctions,” Sigal Mandelker, the Treasury’s undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, told … [Read more...] about Report: Trump administration set to sanction Russian elite on Fri
Barely a week after being booted as Secretary of State on Twitter by Donald Trump, a sober Rex Tillerson delivered his goodbyes to staffers in Foggy Bottom. He managed not to mention the President once. But he did make this observation: “This can be a very mean-spirited town”. Welcome to Humiliation City, a place run by a man whose political career was built in part on a single catchphrase from a single reality show. Few better ways exist for stripping a person of their dignity and self-confidence than to declare them “fired” on national TV. You’re a loser, go. Read more What would Trump have done about Saddam Hussein? Trump has amply demonstrated his gifts as Crusher-in-Chief. Let’s go over a few of the highlights. Then we’ll consider how Trump might suffer some overdue just deserts. It’s almost too easy to raid the list of administration officials discarded by Trump, much as he might toss an empty tub of deep-fried chicken … [Read more...] about Donald Trump routinely humiliates whomever he pleases. But the day is coming when the tables will turn
When you’re a star, as a revered philosopher almost said, you can do anything to them. You can even grab ’em by the balls. On Sunday evening the porn star Stormy Daniels will do just that. She will metaphorically take her Commander-in-Chief’s gonads in hand and give them a painful yank. Daniels’s CBS interview about the affair with Donald Trump, which she alleges ranged from 2006 to 2007, was recorded weeks ago but was delayed by legal grappling. It will finally be broadcast at midnight our time. The interview will offer a diversion from other concerns about Trump’s fitness for office. For a few days, such banal questions as “When will he start the nuclear war?”, and “How many more key personnel must he lose before he appoints the Unabomber as Secretary of Defence?” will simmer on the back burner. Bubbling away on the front hob will be a question of character rather than sanity. What kind of man starts an affair with a … [Read more...] about Stormy Daniels is emerging as the feminist hero from the Donald Trump affair
Donald Trump personally phoned Roseanne Barr to congratulate the actor on her TV show revival which saw an estimated 18.4 million people tune into the sitcom's debut. The US President also called Barr, who has endorsed Mr Trump despite previously voicing left-wing views, on Wednesday to thank her for lending him support. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed the call between the actor and Mr Trump - who is famed for his obsession with ratings - had taken place. Read more A ridiculous number of people watched the Roseanne reboot Roseanne is back: But does 2018 actually need her? 'Roseanne' star says hit sitcom returning to tackle Trump's America Roseanne returned to screens more than two decades after it ended its original run. The series, which focused on an Illinois working class family called the Conners, became the most watched show in the US from 1989 to 1990. The revival’s debut sees a family row erupt between … [Read more...] about Donald Trump calls Roseanne Barr to congratulate her on sitcom reboot