Donald Trump is ‘preparing for war with Robert Mueller’ by firing everybody

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The day is still young and it’s totally possible that my terrible prophecy might come true. I wondered aloud on Monday about the possibility that this could be the week that Donald Trump tries to fire Robert Mueller. So far, that hasn’t happened. But as I said, the day is still young. If Trump tries to fire Mueller, it will probably happen on a Friday afternoon or evening, don’t you think?

But maybe Trump is too busy firing everybody else. On Thursday, mid-day, Trump’s private lawyer John Dowd resigned. Dowd had been one of the few people around Trump who consistently tried to get him to cooperate with Mueller’s investigation, even though Dowd publicly carried water for Trump’s idiocy by saying, just one week ago, that Mueller’s investigation should end soon. It won’t be easy to replace Dowd, not because Dowd was indispensable but because no other lawyer or law firm wants to work with or for Donald Trump.

Later Thursday, Trump fired H.R. McMaster, his National Security Advisor. Apparently, Trump made the decision rather suddenly and without any input from anyone else, and Trump immediately reached out to John Bolton, a psychopath warmonger who wants America to get in the first-strike war-business. Bolton currently works as a talking head on Fox News. People joke about “oh when is Steve Doocy going to be named Chief of Staff” but this sh-t is real. A moron addicted to sh-tty propaganda is firing mildly competent people and replacing them with the propagandists he loves to watch on “the tee-vee!”

Here’s a scary headline from Vanity Fair: “‘Now I’m F–king Doing It My Way’: Jubiliant and Self-Liberated, The President Prepares for War with Mueller.”

For the better part of the last month, Donald Trump has been winging it. His standoff with his chief of staff, John Kelly, appears to be resolved for the time being, with Trump having decided to return to the seat-of-the-pants decision-making that he believes won him the presidency. That doesn’t mean he has fully given up the idea of firing Kelly, though. One outside adviser to the White House said Trump has recently mulled the concept of creating a new West Wing structure without a chief of staff, one that would instead have four co-equal principals reporting directly to him. Trump seems to be loving his new freedom. “He was f–king excited and jubilant,” said one Trump friend who spoke to him in recent days. “He was like, everything’s great and these f–kers in the media are beside themselves.”

But Trump’s self-liberation comes at a dangerous moment, with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation reaching closer and closer, stoking Trump’s impulses to go to war. Earlier this month, Mueller crossed one of Trump’s stated “red lines” when he subpoenaed Trump Organization business records. According to four Republicans in regular contact with the White House, the move spurred Trump to lose patience with his team of feuding lawyers. “Trump hit the roof,” one source said.

… In private, Trump friends and outside advisers have been stoking his desire to go on the offensive for months. Trump has heard that his lawyers are “idiots”; that Mueller’s probe is a “coup d’etat”; and that Trump’s only crime is having “won the election.”

[From Vanity Fair]

I would really love to hear Donald Trump explain what “coup d’etat” means. Please, someone ask him: “What’s a coup d’etat? Explain it to me, Bigly.” Anyway, the point is still that everything is awful and Bigly is absolutely unhinged and he’s firing everybody who could possibly contain him or keep this country from starting a nuclear war. Have a good weekend.

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  1. lightpurple says:

    Who is marching tomorrow?

    Somebody needs to ask Princess Nagini to define “coup d’etat.” She probably thinks it is a type of souffle or a ballet move.

    • Lori says:

      “If “coup d’etat” means wanting to be a force for good and to make a positive impact, then yes I am a “coup d’etat””

    • Tate says:

      I am marching in Boston tomorrow with my two daughters.

      • Kitten says:

        YES. Love that your girls are coming with you ♥

      • Erica says:

        Me too! I’ll be the pissed off mama, demanding an assault weapon ban, wearing a red parka. See you there.

      • Lightpurple says:

        I’m marching in Boston my college friends and my two nieces. Do you know who the speakers are? I would expect Maura Healey because Maura speaks at everything. Clementine Chery, maybe? I think Katherine Clark is marching because her office is promoting it heavily. It would be nice if the whole congressional delegation showed. And if the governor finally acknowledged where he governs. Globe has a great article

      • Lightpurple says:

        Tomorrow is the 20th anniversary of the Jonestown shooting, which killed one teacher, four young girls, and injured 11 others. The Parkland shooter copied the actions of the Jonestown shooters. They pulled the fire alarm and shot people escaping the school. The Jonestown shooters were 11 and 13 years old.

      • Megan says:

        I’ll be marching in DC.

      • funfactor says:

        I’m marching in Austin tomorrow. I’m 70, and remember well the anti-Viet Nam riots in Wash. D.C. I attended U. of Maryland which was close to D.C. I can still smell the tear gas. You can’t keep a good hippie down! Still, this is Texas, so I’ll wear my Ted Cruz was the Zodiac Killer tee-shirt. It’s black and won’t show the blood if things get violent.

      • Tate says:

        Good luck out there today, everyone. I am proud to stand with our young people who have shown so much courage. Let’s do this!! ❤️

    • Kitten says:

      My BF and I are. See you guys at Madison Vocational HS.

    • Nicole says:

      Will be marching for all the victims of gun violence that are ignored by the media. Ie victims of police brutality, children that are minorities and those not old enough to defend themselves.
      I do like that Parkland students have actually said more about police brutality than most politicians. So we march…NYC for me

  2. Rapunzel says:

    I wish we could go one day– One day! — without this maniac showing us what a maniac he is.

    I’m trying so hard not to, but I can’t help hating his supporters. Many of my neighbors still back him (CA central valley), so it is tough. I can’t believe how much they screwed themselves and everyone else.

    • Eric says:

      We are almost neighbors!

    • Beth says:

      My new neighbor here in central Florida has a ‘Deplorable Lives Matter’ sign in their yard and Trump bumper stickers on their cars. Trump supporters must be too embarrassed and ashamed to admit how badly they screwed themselves and our country by falling for this con mans lies

      • Esmom says:

        Omg, just reading about the “DLM” sign made my blood boil, I can’t imagine how it would feel to have to see it every day. As for his supporters feeling embarrassment and shame, I don’t think they’re capable.

      • littlemissnaughty says:

        That’s a thing???

      • Angela82 says:

        Overcompensation IMO LOL. My deplorable family members have pretty much shut up at the very least. I am sure they still rather his psycho a$$ than heaven forbid a woman or liberal, but they aren’t all excited these days. Thank goodness.

    • minx says:

      Every day is a nightmare.

      • snappyfish says:


        He can fire everyone but it will not erase all the Russian Mob money he laundered or the fact that he is incompetent and corrupt. You can only run and hide and obfuscate for so long.

  3. Lila says:

    I don’t believe for one minute that Trump won’t do whatever he feels like doing if he’s trapped in a corner! He will cause a constitutional crises and won’t even understand what that is. He thinks he is the smartest person in the room. I think Russia/Putin has isomething on him . McConnell and Nunes too! Remember, DNC and RNC emails were hacked. However, only DNC emails were released! The more people he fires around him and isolated he becomes, the more he puts our country in danger.

  4. Anastasia Beaverhausen says:

    I’m legit nervous with this Bolton appointment. I’m living it up and hitting the vodka this weekend.

    • Hoopjumper says:

      Me too. Yesterday I was reading about Nikki Haley’s proposal to make foreign aid contingent on countries’ support of the US in the UN, and I swear, I thought, this is bonkers, but at least she’s not John Bolton.

      Woke up to this.

      • jwoolman says:

        So we don’t help people because they need it and we’re all in this together, but just to get their UN votes? Sounds as American as apple pie, unfortunately.

    • Tate says:

      I am beyond nervous. I am sick to my stomach.

    • Kitten says:

      You don’t ever need a reason to hit the vodka.

      But yeah, I am also effin TERRIFIED of Bolton. War-mongering monster.
      Today is one of the darker days we’ve had since he got elected, and holy sh*t if that isn’t saying a lot.

      • Christin says:

        I couldn’t watch the news shows last night, other than catching a few bits of former mistress Karen’s interview with AC. The Bolton news is indeed the most concerning yet.

        Does anyone in power learn from the past, or even care?

      • Esmom says:

        Christin, I assume your question is rhetorical. They clearly don’t care about history/past mistakes. Not at all. This is indeed a dark day.

      • Kitten says:

        I hate his supporters. Not sorry either.

      • Megan says:

        Ramsay Bolton would have been a better choice.

        I don’t see Bolton lasting more than a few months. His style is too much like Bannon’s and he is going to knock heads with Jarvanka at every turn.

    • minx says:

      Just the thought of Bolton makes me ill…I feel like drinking now and it’s 8:15 AM. And I’m, uh, at work 😂

    • Giddy says:

      After watching the news late last night, I had nightmares about Bolton. He’s a crazed bomb thrower, and the combination of Trump and Bolton is terrifying. The only hope I have is that Bolton will shout and want to be in control, and step on Bigly Boy’s teenie toes. I don’t think they can deal well together. I hope not.

      • Sara says:

        I had the same thought. They’re both prone to temper tantrums and want to be the loudest in the room. He won’t last long.

    • magnoliarose says:

      I don’t know about firing Mueller or not, but I do think they are planning to strike Iran. It is Bolton’s dream come true. War is definitely coming if this show isn’t stopped immediately.
      That might be the thing that wakes his followers up. Idk

    • Veronica says:

      I haven’t been this nervous about anything since the Idiot was elected. Bolton is a lunatic, even crazier than Dotard. There is a very good chance we will do a first strike on Iran AND North Korea. There is no way back from those actions. We will kill millions.

      • funfactor says:

        Maybe I’ve read too many novels and seen too many movies, but isn’t it overdue for some true patriots, true heroes to rise up against what is obviously a crisis that can ( and will) affect the whole world? Does NO ONE have a sense of self preservation? It’s incredible that this malignant passivity seems to be infecting some of the American public. Aren’t there ANY Republicans in Congress alarmed enough by the latest developments to leap their feet and yell NO? The Koch Bros. don’t have enough money to corrupt every single person, and trump can’t possibly be blackmailing all these people. I just don’t get it. They have families! Guess I am terminally naive….

      • jwoolman says:

        Maybe North Korea will be safe until the alleged meeting in May. Hopefully the meeting will be “delayed”, and hopefully not because Trump is busy triggering the Apocalypse with Iran.

        I think we have until April 9 before Bolton is officially on duty, but I think Trump is already completely out of control so it hardly matters who is still on staff and who isn’t.

      • jwoolman says:

        Fun Factor – Congress won’t even vote for legislation already prepared to protect Mueller. The Republicans keep saying nothing to worry about, Trump won’t try to start the chain of events to fire Mueller and they don’t have to act until then. That’s pretty stupid, considering that Congress is not known for instant reaction. Things take time. But Ryan and McConnell have complete control over what actually is brought to the floor for a vote, so we’re stuck unless they get scared enough to make a move despite their probable entanglement with what Mueller is probing.

  5. Swack says:

    All h-e- double hockey sticks will either break before the Stormy Daniels interview on Sunday (especially if the McMaster’s firing is not enough of a distraction) or on Monday (there will definitely be a sh!t storm of tweets Monday). So much for no other firings happening. New when that was stated that there would be more. Trump can’t keep the same line of thinking for more than 24 hours.

    • lightpurple says:

      Rumor is that he plans to live tweet during the interview. People are being distracted by the sex; the real issue here is the payoff, especially if campaign funds were used.

      • Christin says:

        The payment is the real story regarding the Stormy affair. He’s sweating her going public for some reason, and I think everything traces to money in the end.

      • Esmom says:

        The POTUS live tweeting an interview with the porn star he had an affair with an paid to keep quiet. It wasn’t that long ago that I would have utterly scoffed at the notion.

  6. Clare says:

    CAN Trump fire Mueller? How would that work? Smarties, please explain…

    • B n A fn says:

      I still don’t understand how all the news people are saying the Dotard May Fire Robert Mueller. I thought Mueller can only be fired by Rosenstein because Sessions has recused himself. Also, I thought that if he fired Rosenstein his placement has to be approved by the congress. Please, someone with knowledge of the law, explain how can the Dotard Fire Mr Mueller this weekend. I know we have a lot of very bright people here who can explain this for me. Thank you.

      • Eric says:

        Mueller cannot be fired by Emperor Zero. Rod Rosenstein, who is the head of the DOJ (as deputy AG) per Sessions Russia-related recusal, can seek to fire Mueller if there are certain criteria found by RR. One of these has been pushed lately by EZ: conflicts of interest.
        The way EZ gets around this is by either directly firing RR and installing a number 3 as head of the DOJ or firing AG Sessions and hiring a new, senate-confirmed head of the DOJ (a new AG). Posters on here are correct that the investigation doesn’t stop if/when Mueller is removed. There are about a dozen people working for Mueller and the NYAG Eric Schneiderman is rumored to have state-level charges ready to go vis-a-vis his contacts with the federal investigation (Mueller), since many of the crimes occurred pre-election in or around Trump Tower (NYC). Mueller, in effect, holds a full house of cards while the Dotatd has at best a pair of deuces (emphasis on the deuce).

    • cr says:

      Reposting, w/o a link, since the linked repsonse didn’t make it out of moderation:
      from WaPo December 17, 2017:
      Trump can’t fire Mueller — at least not directly or at least without eventually getting an unprecedented rubber stamp from the Supreme Court.

      We first looked at this issue in June, when the threat posed to the administration by Mueller’s appointment was largely theoretical. In the months since, Mueller’s team has announced charges against people associated with Trump’s 2016 campaign and seems poised to spend at least another year exploring Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign and any links to Trump’s team. In response, Trump allies, including Fox News Channel, have made a deliberate attempt to undermine the work of Mueller and the FBI, some clearly anticipating that Trump may want to cut off the investigation sooner rather than later.

      How can Mueller be removed from office? Because the office is meant to operate largely outside the authority of the Justice Department to be independent, it’s not as simple as getting a pink slip. Under the regulations establishing the special counsel, removal is as follows:

      The Special Counsel may be disciplined or removed from office only by the personal action of the Attorney General. The Attorney General may remove a Special Counsel for misconduct, dereliction of duty, incapacity, conflict of interest, or for other good cause, including violation of Departmental policies. The Attorney General shall inform the Special Counsel in writing of the specific reason for his or her removal…

      • B n A fn says:

        Thank you very much cr. And Eric- So, if the Dotard removed the AG this weekend and appoint another AG then the new AG must be approved by congress, is that right?

      • kacy says:

        He’d have to get Sessions to do it, but Sessions is under investigation himself. So they’d have to get Rosenstein to fire Mueller or fire Rosenstein and get the number 3 person at AG to do it. It is possible though, and Trump has shown himself willing to fire anyone.

  7. Feebee says:

    I guess no one has told him that firing Mueller doesn’t mean the investigation necessarily stops. Apparently the Watergate team took some of the work home so it couldn’t be confiscated after the Saturday Night massacre… I’m thinking Mueller’s team have contingency plans also.

    A media advisory went out announcing Rosensrein press conference at 10am – don’t know if it was confirmed as real. If so it could be a bumpy weekend. I predicted something would happen this week to f—k with the March for Our Lives and the Stormy interview..

    • Swack says:

      I’m pretty sure Mueller probably has everything on a flash drive or two and one in a secure location that no one knows about. Back in 72 it was all paper no computer and not as easy to make copies and put them somewhere.

      • jwoolman says:

        Bet the New York Attorney General has copies safely on his own computers in New York.

  8. RBC says:

    It sounds more like he is preparing to go to war with a country( take your pick North Korea or Iran) rather than Mueller. What better way to make the public forget about the Russia investigation and his domestic problems than to start a war against a “enemy” of the US ?

    • Clare says:

      If I had to guess it would be Iran. NKorea has Nuclear weapons and vaguely China on-side. Iran is the perfect enemy with the added advantage of Iranians being Muslim/’Arabs’ – the perfect bogeyman to placate the base.


      • Miss M says:

        I would not use the word vaguely for China’s support. They do support them. But play both sides as if they were very diplomatic.

      • Swack says:

        China has already said that if we strike first they will side with N. Korea.

      • Lady D says:

        Doesn’t he need a valid reason to attack Iran? He can’t just pick a country and decide to go to war with it. What has Iran done lately to make it a target of the States?

      • Lady D says:

        Swak, do you honestly think China would ever side with the West? I think that should North Korea attack, China will look the other way or offer to play mediator rather than side with the States.

      • Swack says:

        @Lady D, no I don’t think China would side with the West, but was just stating what has been said with China.

      • Sara says:

        @Clare, Iranians are Persian, not Arab.

        @LadyD, he could do what the G.W. Bush administration did. Make up a lie and illegally start a war.

      • jetlagged says:

        The number of Trump supporters that make the distinction between Arab and Persian is probably smaller than his IQ. If they are building a case for war against Iran, it started with the Rosenstein press conference today. The DOJ just charged 9 Iranian hackers with cyber crimes. That is interesting timing given Pompeo taking over State and McMaster leaving.

      • jwoolman says:

        China has said it will support North Korea if the US makes a first strike, and I would guess they would not be alone in that.

        China has also said that it will not support North Korea if it is the one who makes a first strike against the United States and the US makes a retaliatory strike.

        So it sounds as though the Chinese are being the adults in the room.

    • B n A fn says:

      Most of the people on tv this morning is saying we are heading for a nuclear war and inflation is creeping up and the tariffs are not even in effect as yet. It’s so sad Barack bust his a$$ to fix the economy before he left. This dotard is going to take us right back to W Bush busted economy. The $1.50 the average people, some of his base, received in the tax cut will be wiped out in one item at the supermarket next week. I never expect nothing but $$&$ from this con artist. That’s how he ran all his businesses in the ground, eg 7 bankruptcys ect.

    • Claudia Remm says:

      Yes, it is North Korea AND Iran. They are marching for a war with those two countries. But I trust the common sense of the US American people. They will not fall for this strategy again. They will not agree to their sons and husbands dying in another senseless war.

      • Juls says:

        How much do you want to bet that all the deplorables that voted for him and still support King Nothing will NOT be lining up to goose-step into war for their fuhrer? They will hide in their basements, cowering in fear.

      • Lady D says:

        The Dotard has already mentioned that women will be signed up for the next war too.

    • littlemissnaughty says:

      But can he? Can the President just randomly declare war because it’s Friday??? Because they ran out of Häagen Dazs? Isn’t there a process?

      • Sara says:

        Yes, by international agreements there is a process. But never forget that Bush started an illegal war with a lie. He never faced any consequences for that.

      • jwoolman says:

        Presidents have been ignoring the Constitutional authority of Congress to declare war for many decades. They just order the troops to move in and the missiles to launch. The Congress has never had the courage to challenge this unConstitutional and impeachable activity. They’re too afraid of being called wimps.

        I also don’t think we can rely on Americans to not be fooled again. Even when a war takes their children in a draft (and this time it will be daughters and sons with no educational deferments), it takes years for them to decide it’s a stupid thing for those children to risk life and limb for.

        Americans have a love affair with war that runs deep. Makes many people feel strong and patriotic, regardless of how stupid the claimed reasons are. Foreign sources are simply not trusted, so when other people in the world point out how stupid it is – they’re considered just anti-American for some unfathomable reason. I’m sure some of this is the lack of direct experience with war as civilians, but we are also dealing with some deep pathology that also manifests in the love affair with guns in general.

        Just as a major problem with guns is that they can be used to kill too remotely and too easily, modern warfare can do tremendous damage to civilians in a very short time with minimal loss of American lives. That also contributes to the popularity of war here. We just don’t face the same consequences as our counterparts who are being bombed.

        Ignorance of the world is also part of it. Many people may not realize that Iran will not be the pushover that Iraq was. They also may not realize the scale of deaths planned in North and South Korea, and that many Americans (including civilians) are there on military bases especially and will be dying with the South Koreans. Americans tend to ignore death counts for other people (and often refuse to believe them) but do respond to deaths of Americans.

        Many people also do not understand how suicidal nuclear weapons are. The atmospheric dust (which can block the sun for long periods) and the radioactive fallout come back here because the world’s weather is interconnected. We are so used to assuming that the crazy deterrence idea works with nuclear weapons, like stockpiling snowballs for a snowball fight. But it doesn’t.

        The President has absolute authority to launch those damned missiles. He does not have to consult with anybody. It’s an incredibly dangerous system but nobody has had the courage to change it, and now we have Trump in charge. With Bolton at his side.

  9. smcollins says:

    Mueller being on his doorstep has really sent him over the edge. His efforts of self preservation are going to destroy this country, and that’s not even counting the disastrous policies he’s putting into place (the latest being the trade war…I mean tariffs…he’s imposing). So much damage in such a short amount of time. Jesus take the wheel.

  10. Deanna says:

    Trump is toast and most everybody with a brain knows it. Including the lawyer who just resigned and the numerous prominent lawyers who have refused to take him on.

    He can have Muller fired but the case will not go away. All he will do is enrage Congress and lose a whole lot more Republican support.

    • boredblond says:

      I can’t count the number of ‘red lines’ those repubs have drawn for over 2 years now..if you’re counting on them to do the right thing you’ll be sadly disappointed

  11. Eric says:

    Excellent summary Kaiser!

    Last time Rod Rosenstein held a presser, 13 Russians and a few entities got indicted by the Mueller investigation. Rosenstein is set to make another presser today at 10 eastern/7 pacific. He will be joined by a few patriots as well so keep an eye out. Btw, Jeff Sessions will not be present.

    Emperor Zero is making critical mistakes by firing mildly competent attorneys and hiring the lunatic fringe in DiGenovia and possibly Krasowitz (again). I wouldn’t be surprised if EZ was considering hiring the ghoul Guiliani as a backup lawyer (after Rudy gets back from molting season).

    All in all, though, I’d have to say MAGA, or
    Many Are Getting Arrested

    Peace friends

    • PunkyMomma says:

      You killed me with your comment re Giuliani returning from molting season. 😂

      Please let today be Mueller Time!

    • OriginalLala says:

      i hope you are right Eric! I always find your comments spot on, and they give me hope that bigly changes will happen and the US can soon start to repair the damage that is being done

      • Let It Be says:


        Does it concern you that no money issues are on the list of the four points of interest that Mueller would like to discuss with DJT if they ever arrange a face to face? (Does it suggest a lean towards impeachable offenses rather than criminal?)

      • Eric says:

        No because this investigation is still in it’s “toddler” stage. The Obstruction charges are evident and probably the easiest to pursue/charge. That was the “infancy” stage.

        Thd financial ties are a very complex web and in my estimation would require another year to untangle. Imagine trying to tie Cambridge Analytica, the UAE, Russia, the NRA linkages together by reviewing I’m guessing 5 million+ documents, emails, texts, etc and then trying to pin down the exchanges of money through shady banks and loan officers, many of them foreign. My head spins trying to write this let alone solve this.

    • Kitten says:

      lol @ molting season

    • kacy says:

      Guliani is rumored to have taken a deal so he would not be able to represent Trump 🙂

    • Darla says:

      I didn’t know he was having a press conference today, thank you for the heads up. Fingers crossed.

    • magnoliarose says:

      Haha, Ghouliani. He might want to lay low since he seemed to be in on the Gussifer leaks. Maybe has a conflict.

  12. Lori says:

    I hope he fires Mueller. The other members of that team are just as professional. Firing Mueller leads to impeachment. Go for it Bigly.

    • B n A fn says:

      Why would you want Mr Mueller to be fired. I remember Clinton was impeached but was was cleared in the Senate and served out his 8 years. What I’m saying is, if he’s impeached and the house and senate are run by the Republicans he will not be removed.

      I want Mr Mueller to follow the Dotard’s dirty past of money laundering and election scandal and all of his other crimes to the end. Hopefully he and his crime family will leave the office in disgrace.

      • B n A fn says:

        Btw, the market was down over 700 points yesterday. I have not heard him boasting about how great the market is doing. All my friends who have 401k were sending 😢 emojis yesterday. In about an hour we expect to see more 😭. I’m wondering what most of his loyal fans are thinking this morning.

      • Lori says:

        Just because it would make it obvious how crooked Trump is, and the repulicans would start taking his behavior seriously. I worded myself a bit strongly because I feel like Trump is just sneaking up to doing it and I feel like “fine, go ahead- see if that works for you Bigly, go ahead” because it wont.

        I dont really actually want Mueller gone, I like him and respect his work.

      • kacy says:

        Lori, the Russians hacked both the DNC and the RNC but held the RNC info for leverage. Do not expect any Republicans to do anything. In November, the Dems are going to at best win the House. Mueller needs to stay and publicize everything this man has done for 2020. Then hopefully, we’ll win the presidency and the senate as well.

      • Lori says:

        Kacy: I see no other possible outcome but the dems winning the next election. And I wonder how Fox news can seriously criticize the next president with things like their suits or choice of mustard when dems can forever reply “but Trump..? Seriously?”

        But I agree that Mueller should stay. I regret writing “hope”, it was meant sort of like “*lifts hands above head out of resignation with Trumps ambition to fire him* guess Nixon taught you nothing”.

      • Juls says:

        “But……….Trump!” will become the new “but, her e-mails!” Seriously, this is all we will ever have to verbally fling at republicans, from now until the end of time.

    • Lightpurple says:

      Trump could murder someone on national television and Paul Ryan wouldn’t begin impeachment hearings. Sadly, firing Mueller won’t lead to impeachment hearings any time soon.

  13. Kitten says:

    This country made the most catastrophic mistake in the history of mistakes.
    We are entering into one of the most sinister and alarming periods of this administration. EVERY American citizen should be worried about Bolton and all of us should be concerned that Trump is unloading his entire staff. This is scary stuff, guys. Hug your loved ones every day.

    • Darla says:

      Yes. And I am eating desert too.

    • Giddy says:

      I’m truly terrified. I’m holding on to hope that by Sunday Trump will have turned into slobbering, weeping, cursing mess. I know I’m destined to be disappointed, but I’m also hoping that the Repubs finally, finally, dammit, FINALLY, get off their asses and do their jobs! You know, the job where they uphold the Constitution and defend our country.

    • Juls says:

      I’m terrified, Kitten. My boys are 10 and 12. They are somewhat aware of what is going on because I tell them as much as I dare without scaring them. I don’t tell them I’m terrified, I lie to them and tell them everything is gonna be okay. My worst fear is Red Dawn or nuclear winter will soon become reality. Am I doing the right thing? I don’t know. Would it be better to prepare them for the worst? This is a really tough time to be a parent.

      • Kitten says:

        I feel for you parents so much. It’s hard enough being a mom or a dad during the best of times but during Trump America, it must be positively daunting. Hang in there and remember that your kids will be part of a generation that will likely repair this country and lift us out of the darkness–if we make it that far.

        *hugs* Juls.

      • littlemissnaughty says:

        I’m not a mom but I would argue that there is no preparetion for the worst anyway. Children need a feeling of safety and so many don’t know that feeling at all so if your kids feel safe right now, I say keep it that way. Is there an upside to telling them that horrible things might happen? I’m aware of it and can’t fathom a good way to actually prepare. And I’m glad I’m not a parent right now. There is no explaining this lunacy.

      • Juls says:

        Thanks Kitten. Your optimism (and Eric’s) give me hope. The Parkland kids give me hope. I grew up with Clinton as prez, suffered through Bush Jr. as a young adult, and was blessed to have Obama for 8 years. I know that there are millions of people that are suffering under Dotard far worse than I. It’s time for a reckoning. I hope that my kids, and their generation, that are experiencing the Me Too movement, the BLM movement, the Trump catastrophe, the uprising against guns, will do more than my complacent generation did. I want to provide them with the tools and support to do so. *hugs*

      • Juls says:

        There is some good news. We live in a very Red state. My kids say everyone at school talks about how much they hate Trump and how awful he is. A year ago, the opposite was true. I feel that kids of this age are parroting what they hear from their parents. Or, hopefully, if that is not the case, they are making up their own minds. Either way, it’s good.

      • Eric says:

        Hang in there Juls!

      • jwoolman says:

        Try to hold it together for the kids. Steer them to positive projects if you can. This is a grownup problem. They need to grow up strong and confidant, and should be shielded as much as possible from the negativity and stress. Going to an upbeat protest with you should be all right, though, if it seems physically safe.

        Long ago, it was shown that the fear of nuclear war was less in children whose parents were working against it and for arms control. That gave the kids the feeling that the adults were in charge and taking care of things. So it’s fine to let the kids know that you’re dealing with the problems today in whatever way you are. Just try to avoid burdening them with it.

    • Kitten says:

      There are rumors that he is considering firing Kelly and acting as his own Chief of Staff.


      I mean, this is still just speculation but I could absolutely see this happening.

    • Swack says:

      Unfortunately can’t hug my one grandson who is now in Navy boot camp. While I am so proud of this young man, it scares me that he won’t get to do what he wants to do in the Navy – Air Rescue training – because he may be called to war.

      • MeghanNotMarkle says:

        Oh SWACK, I’m so sorry. My husband left the Navy in 2016 after 14 years and we couldn’t be happier. But the fear still looms for another year-ish that he could be recalled (they still own him until his IRR period is up) if war breaks out. Neither of us wants him serving under this administration. He could’ve gone Reserves to get full retirement but no way. Not right now. I’ll send up some prayers for y’all.

      • Swack says:

        Thanks MeghanNotMarkle, best wishes for the hubby that he doesn’t get recalled.

      • magnoliarose says:

        Hugs to both of you.
        You have my sympathy. These are dark times but they will pass. Possibly sooner than we think. 💖

    • Sara says:

      I’m so thankful I live on the Canadian border so I can run for it if I have to.

  14. B n A fn says:

    Now he’s saying he may not sign the bill they passed last night and said he would sign. Now, at the last minute he’s saying he may Vito because it has no provision for DACA. The man is 😡.

    • Swack says:

      The other reason he is giving is because he is not getting funding for his wall the way he wants it. He only mentions DACA because he is blaming the Democrats for not taking care of it. That way he doesn’t get blamed for shutting down the gov’t. It’s the Dems fault. I think he’s not signing it because of the wall funding. But I knew the minute they said he would sign it he would come out this morning and say he won’t sign it. Also if he does sign it he can now say how he is willing to compromise despite not liking the funding. It makes him look good and we all know that above all else he needs to look good.

      • Lightpurple says:

        His base has been screaming about it for days because, while it doesn’t fund his full Wall, it does fund Planned Parenthood and Sanctuary Cities. BTW the NRA has been whipping its puppets into a frenzy over Planned Parenthood and Sanctuary Cities.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      He signed it and is apparently having a press conference about it – wonder if thats at the same time Rosenstein is having his.

    • magnoliarose says:

      He balked because there are hidden sanctions against Russia in it but he couldn’t very well admit it.

    • jwoolman says:

      Is there anybody who believes him that the Democrats are to blame for the DACA situation? They have no power at all. He created the DACA situation with a stroke of the pen and can eliminate the problem with a stroke of the pen.

      We should build a wall around Trump. Non-transparent, please. No solar panels because it should be in a dark basement. Build it with a dome on top so he can’t climb out. I hear that Trumps are good climbers.

  15. SuzyQ says:

    Read these. I won’t believe Trump can be removed unless & until it happens. You, certainly, can’t count on the Republicans to do it. They’re staging a coup. Public opinion changes on a dime. You can’t count on the midterm elections until they votes have been counted — even then……….

    • MeghanNotMarkle says:

      I believe it was Robert Reich who has a close ex-congressman friend who is still very much in the know in DC. This friend said the GOP is using Trump to push their agenda, and they will dump him like day-old bread once he is no longer useful. But at this point I have to wonder how many of them have their fingers in the pie and will go down with him. Even if he’s gone we still have Pence and then Ryan and then… ad nauseum until we get to someone with a spine and a heart. In a perfect world we could just 25th Amendment each of them as they come into office but that would be a lot of paperwork. *snort*

      • Sara says:

        Why can’t they just dump him asap and use Pence though? Yes, I know Pence has some scary thoughts and no it’s not really better but he doesn’t fly off the cuff. Get that psycho out of there.

      • magnoliarose says:

        Because he is still a useful idiot. They also want him to be humiliated so that his base has nowhere to go and are neutralized.
        Also I heard from my relative in DC that Ryan wants more power and Justice Kennedy is retiring this summer opening a spot on the Supreme Court.

  16. Tess says:

    Omg dude just resign! What is his endgame? Does HE even know or have those orders not yet come in from Putin?

  17. Lisa says:

    My skin crawls every time I read about him. He’s just a completely unpolished speaker, wholly ineloquent, and worse still, incoherent. It’s like he has a mental Rolodex of a few bullyish phrases that he calls upon to help him communicate. All he has to do is change a name or two. Everything is about how he’s the best, biggest, and brightest (lol at the last one), and will dominate anyone who even tries to challenge him.

  18. jferber says:

    I just hope with all the evil our psycho president is up to, it doesn’t get in the way of the joyful, miraculous nuptials of Harry and Meghan. Yes, he’s destroying our country and I’m voting in every effing election locally and nationally to neutralize him, but if that orange mutation dares to disrupt the bliss of Harry and Meghan (and I’m sure he’ll tweet something nasty because he’s not being invited, like Maleficent in Sleeping Beauty). . . I just don’t have the words anymore.

  19. Shappalled says:

    Trump can’t get away with being a dictator like Putin, so he does the next best thing and surrounds himself with people who agree with everything he says. If Trump falls by the wayside and Pence becomes president you can guarantee that Christians will put it down to God’s will given the unlikelihood of a fundamentalist Christian getting elected to the Oval Office.

  20. why? says:

    Why hasn’t Mueller done anything about Nunes, Grasseley, Gowdy, Jim Jordan, Lindsay G, and Matt G, who have done everything in their power to disrupt the Russian investigation from trying to discredit the dossier to recommending that Christopher Steele be brought up for charges. Why is the press always praising Graham and Gowdy for standing up for Mueller, when behind the scenes both men have taken active measures to stop the investigation? Wray and Rosenstein both seem like they are trying to appease the Dotard. I hope that the Mueller doesn’t fall into the same trap. When Nunes(with the support of Paul Ryan) demanded that Wray and Rosenstein hand over information about the dossier, they did it. Wray said nothing as the Dotard and republicans attacked McCabe last week. The Dotard said he wanted to get rid of the Iranian deal and then today, what does Rosenstein do? He gives the Dotard reason to do that. I don’t understand why all of these republicans are so complicit, even after the Dotard publicly humiliates them on twitter. Where are the adults in the WH? I think that Rosenstein just isn’t brave enough to stand up to the Dotard and will fire Mueller just to appease the Dotard.

    The press has completely underestimated the Russians. It’s time for them to admit that it’s Putin, not the Dotard, who is making decisions for this country. It seems like Putin’s ultimate goal was to weaken America, isolate us from our allies, and then when this country is at it’s weakest point, launch a military attack.

    The Dotard and the republicans are destroying this country. All of the regulations that protected us from the predatory behaviors of banks and other establishments have been removed, there are no protections for the environment which means that companies can dump their wastes anywhere without telling us about it(resulting in an increase in cancers and respiratory diseases), education is going down hill because Betsy Devos is removing regulations that protected students. The Dotard claims that there is job growth, yet many retail businesses around the world are closing, leaving millions of people unemployed. Many stores have also started increasing the prices of products, to offset the the Dotard’s tax cuts and tariffs.

    I also think that the press underestimates the bots. What I don’t understand is why the press never asks what percentage of the Dotard’s 33% base can be attributed to bots. Doesn’t the press find it odd how his base has remained around the same number for this long? It doesn’t grow and it doesn’t drop. This is a major indication that it’s because a majority of his followers are bots. The bots troll polls, and you can tell because the result will be ridiculous. Like 58% think that the Dotard is intelligent. Or that poll that stated that people believe this nonsense about the deep state, after a more reliable poll stated that no one believes anything that the Dotard says and that Mueller should be allowed to continue his investigation. The bots organized rallies and promoted cultural wars, so why won’t the press acknowledge the role that they are playing the Dotard’s base and polls?

    • magnoliarose says:

      Thank you for returning!
      I can’t get anyone to understand the bot and troll operation is much more sophisticated and prevalent than is stated. I don’t believe for one minute those polls are real. Not one.
      The media still cowers and still doesn’t understand their role. They still don’t act with courage.

  21. lunabean says:

    Correct me if I am wrong. But isn’t congress on recess for the next week or more. Could he try to fire Sessions and do a recess appointment to replace him, with someone who will fire Mueller? Or is my head just burping and full of gas from this past week.

  22. Jules says:

    Trump is a selfish, corrupt liar and also staggeringly unintelligent. He will hang himself with his own words and deeds.

  23. Pickles and Cheese says:

    There was a rally against racism in my Canadian city today, and (as expected) the Sons of Odin (white supremacists) showed and tried to provoke violence; some of them were wearing MAGA baseball caps. MAGA! In Canada!! This is how pernicious his toxic shit is: it’s spreading outside American borders. The world needs an antidote to this killer orange virus so you guys march the shit out of your cities!

  24. Shappalled says:

    I saw the big protest on TV. It’s a good start. The anti-gun activists should start lobbying corporations like Apple to match every dollar that the NRA spends on pro-gun candidates, to support anti-gun candidates