Chapter 21: Fake Leader

Every Day Trump Repeatedly Emails His Supporters a Dangerous Message: Democracy Doesn’t Work

Be outraged, don't accept the election results…and send money.

"I Leave His Fate To Our Judicial System, His Infamy To History, & His Legacy To A Trash Heap"

Those aren’t my words. They’re the words of Former CIA Director John Brennan who has a few other choice parting words for the outgoing President. The Hill “For four years, I spoke out vigorously against Donald Trump’s craven dishonesty, corrupt pursuit...

Here's Every Trump Campaign Lawsuit Filed Since Election Day

Trump's campaign blitzed U.S. courts with new lawsuits this week. Judges have so far rejected most of them.

Trump abruptly ends news conference after 1 minute as reporters grill him on conceding

President Donald Trump took one minute out of his day on Tuesday to hold a press conference in which he took credit for gains in the stock market, which came after President-elect Joe Biden’s transition was allowed to formally begin. At his press conference which lasted almost exactly one minute, Trump credited his administration for […]

The lost cause has yet to be found as Trump goes to PA Wednesday in search of 2020 election fraud

There’s a meeting of Trump and GOP lawmakers in Gettysburg PA where they will discuss a fraud to which Rudy has yet to admit under oath in court. The path to the bunker is circuitous, and the choice of an historic site raises the question of the...

Trump’s 'incompetency' and 'anti-science' views will plague US long after he leaves office: medical expert

Of more than 1.3 million deaths from COVID-19 worldwide, over 257,900 of them have been in the U.S., according to Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore — and the worst might be yet to come this winter. Dr. Irwin Redlener, founding director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness, Columbia U...

The Strategic Reasons Why Trump Isn't Conceding

Ever since Election Night became Election Week, we have been collectively wondering when Donald Trump might take the hint and bow out gracefully. Not that we ever really expected it, based on past behavior, but we hoped that a candidate now thirty...

Fascism expert explains the playbook Trump is following to destroy America before leaving office

President Donald Trump is making several moves ahead of leaving office on Jan. 20, 2021, to destroy President-elect Joe Biden's term in office, historian Ruth Ben-Ghiat explained in part of a video series Sunday.Ben-Ghiat explained that she started the series of videos because she knew that Trump wo...

Biden's margin of victory widens as Trump's subversion efforts grow more frantic

Overturning elections sounds like the stuff of secret deals in smoke-filled rooms, but President Donald Trump's not even trying to hide his effort to subvert the results of the election as President-elect Joe Biden's margin widens to more than 6 million votes.

The people have spoken! Donald Trump, you’re fired

Despite what President Donald Trump may say, he lost the election. The White House is the people’s house, not the exclusive domain of any politician or potentate no matter what party.

Trump's history of undermining the law ends with assault on right to vote

President Donald Trump's four-year history of undermining American rights and legal norms is fittingly ending with his attack on one of the most fundamental: the right to vote.

Trump and Giuliani are the Republican Party
Donald Trump's speech Thursday showed if he can't win, he'll make sure all of America loses

The man who always has to be the alpha is about to be the biggest loser. It'll likely leave him unhinged, uninhibited and more dangerous than ever before.

Just when you thought the president could sink no lower...

Trump was already destined to go down in history as a lousy president. Now he seems intent on shredding what was left of his reputation.

In Trump’s final days, a 30-year-old aide purges officials seen as insufficiently loyal

Critics say the dismissals threaten to destabilize the federal bureaucracy in the fragile period during the handover to the next administration.

The Hysterical MADNESS of Deposed King Trump's 'Rigged Election' Whining

For a week and half Donald Trump has been throwing an infantile tantrum over having lost the presidential election to Joe Biden, someone he has tried unsuccessfully to characterize as a mentally deficient socialist. And he even worried that he would...

Secret intelligence exists that ‘would cast Trump in very negative light’, warns ex-FBI chief

‘It’s almost incomprehensible to me that he would want that information out,’ says Andrew McCabe

1,000 Legal Experts Sign Letter Condemning 'Shameful Attack' on Democracy as Trump Continues Baseless Election Lies

"The president seeks an unconstitutional 'restriction on the right to vote'... He is violating his duty to defend the Constitution."

Trump lawyers suffer embarrassing rebukes from judges over voter fraud claims

Over and over again over the past week, Trump's lawyers have been forced to account for their lack of evidence. It often hasn't gone well.

Rice offers one possible reason there have been no security briefings for Biden transition team

Former Ambassador Susan Rice, writing for The New York Times, frames the danger involved in depriving President-elect Joe Biden of access to top intelligence briefings normally afforded to the incoming commander in chief of our armed...

Federal prosecutors resist, tell Barr to drop his efforts to find election fraud that doesn't exist

Even election losing, lame duck, impeached Donald Trump's pet Attorney General William Barr can't find an excuse to help him overthrow the results of this election. Sixteen assistant U.S. attorneys who were tapped specifically to monitor the 2020...

It goes from bad to worse for the Trump legal team

Prominent law firms have sought to withdraw from representing the Trump legal effort in Arizona and Pennsylvania, while other efforts fizzle in court.

The definitive list of the 20 presidential norms Trump broke – and how Joe Biden can restore them

The election was a referendum on Trump’s norm-breaking. We examine what’s been ignored and undermined and why preserving presidential norms is essential.

GOP Leaders In 4 States Quash Dubious Trump Scheme On Electors

Lawmakers in Arizona, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin have all said they won't intervene in selecting electors.

John Oliver details just how weak Trump’s claim is that he ‘won’ — then he humiliates actor Jon Voight

“Last Week Tonight” host John Oliver confessed that he didn’t want to be talking about the 2020 election again, but there was too much to deal with. “Instead, we have to talk about this as*hole,” said Oliver pointing to a photo of President Donald Trump. Typically, when a president loses, the country moves on, but […]

Trump, still out of sight, focuses on his own future as pandemic worsens

Secluded in the White House, Trump concentrates on his future and how to accept a loss without publicly acknowledging it as such.

Trump’s contempt for democratic norms could haunt us for years

The conspiracy theory of the stolen election of 2020 is here to stay.

EXPLAINER: Trump's challenges fail to prove election fraud

A barrage of lawsuits and investigations led by President Donald Trump's campaign and allies has not come close to proving a multi-state failure that would call into question his loss to...

Pressure mounts on state Republicans as lawsuits challenging election results founder

GOP officials in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Georgia are being pressed to take more drastic measures to help President Trump.

White House requests names of DOD staffers who applauded outgoing official so they can be fired: report

White House officials are reportedly seeking to terminate some Department of Defense staffers because they applauded Acting Under Secretary for Policy Jim Anderson after he reportedly resigned. Longtime conservative columnist Bill Kristol revealed that he had spoken with former DOD officials after Trump fired a large portion of the civilian leadership at the department. As […]

Trump plans to haunt Republicans indefinitely from his political grave

Donald Trump has already formed a political action committee in an attempt to retain control of the Republican party even after losing the election. The leadership PAC is heavily geared toward squeezing donations from low-dollar donors, accepting no...

How Trump’s erratic behavior and failure on coronavirus doomed his reelection

The same impulses that helped lift the president to victory in 2016 contributed to his undoing four years later.

Dan Abrams: Trump Treating Voters Like Suckers With Fraud Claims

Mediaite founder and ABC News chief legal analyst Dan Abrams tore into President Donald Trump for continuing to push allegations of voter fraud, faulting him for trying to convince his base the election was invalid. 

Legal experts say Trump's election lawsuit in Pennsylvania is baseless

President Donald Trump's campaign has sued Pennsylvania elections officials over mail balloting. But legal experts say the case is baseless.

Wrecking ball: the damage Trump could do while still president until January

The next 11 weeks could be the most dangerous in US history, some analysts believe, with a vengeful and fearful lame duck incumbent

Donald Trump plans to avoid Joe Biden's inauguration in January

CAROLINE GRAHAM: Donald Trump will never accept that he lost the election, even if his legal challenges fail, according to sources close to the White House.

The day the world stopped paying attention to Donald Trump
Presidency hinges on tight races in battleground states

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fate of the United States presidency hung in the balance Wednesday morning, as President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden battled for three familiar...

Republicans are trapped by Trump’s insane ideas about how to win this election

He genuinely believes that talking about Hunter Biden and whining about voter fraud will help him.

Trump is closing out the campaign by showing complete contempt for his own supporters

Sen. Martha McSally, an Arizona Republican, has paid her bootlicking dues. She's repeatedly gone out of her way to show obeisance to Donald Trump, most famously in January when she yelled "liberal hack" repeatedly at a CNN reporter who asked her if the Senate should consider evidence before rushing ...

A coup in slow motion': More than 2,000 lawyers sign open letter against Trump and his GOP 'enablers'

More than 2,000 attorneys across the United States are pushing back against President Donald Trump and his repeated assault United States' democracy.In an open, collective letter released on Wednesday, the Lawyers Defending American Democracy (LDAD) highlighted various "fundamental democratic princi...

Trump mulls firing of FBI director Wray for declining to announce Biden probe before election: report

President Donald Trump has reportedly become increasingly frustrated with federal law enforcement officials due to their opposition to opening an investigation into his opponent Joe Biden, his son Hunter Biden, and their other associates. Now, Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) director Christop...

Don’t Be Fooled When Trump Touts Greatest-Ever GDP Report

This will be his last Hail Mary pass, to convince voters that all the lies he tells his crowds and himself are true.

Trump mocks Harris' name, says having her as president would be 'insult' to country

President Trump on Tuesday delivered his harshest attack on vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris, mocking her name and saying she would be an "insult to our country."

Bruce Springsteen Delivers Extraordinary Call For Voters To Dump Trump

The rock legend called for an "exorcism" in Washington on Election Day.

Editorial: Character matters. Trump has none

The Times editorial board warned in March 2016 that Trump was unfit to serve as president of the United States. He's been proving us right ever since.

Trump's betrayals put him in a league with people like Benedict Arnold

Putting Trump in context is the best way to highlight and understand his betrayals. History is the highest court, and its verdict can't be appealed.

Trump says stimulus relief negotiations over until after election

President Trump ordered Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to stop negotiating with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, accusing her of failing to negotiate in good faith. His move disappointed some members of his party who were hoping to be able to deliver new relief to their constituents. “Clearly, the White House is in complete disarray,” Pelosi said in a statement.

Trump is right: He can’t contain the virus. But a better president could.

Lowering the numbers will take leadership, though, which is something the United States lacks at the moment.

We Finally Know Just How Big a Fraud Trump Is

We always sort of knew, but now we really know, you know?

Editor: Thomson von Stein

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