From Reuters here:
In recent days, Bannon had told friends he is worth tens of millions of dollars, is a worldwide leader in the populist-nationalist movement that propelled Trump to power, and could go back to Breitbart, which he refers to as a “killing machine”, or perhaps other endeavors financed by the family of hedge-fund tycoon Robert Mercer, his longtime ally.
It would seem more useful to go after billionaire racist Mercer who funds Republican races nationally than to pressure Spotify to take white supremacist music off their streaming service.
Mercer dumped lots of dough into Breitbart so he’s at the center of whipping up the racist bullshit.
Why don’t you haul this guy out of his hedge fund headquarters and drag him behind a pickup truck for a few miles. Then you will have accomplished something.
From CNBC here:
But despite distancing themselves from the president, many Republicans still want to see tax reform enacted. “There’s a lot of agreement on the need for tax reform, and so this is still doable,” Fagen said, “although certainly it’s gotten much more difficult” because of “the infighting in the West Wing [and] the events at Charlottesville.”
I know when I feel bummed out about America and think about how things might be better for normal Americans I usually end up in one place:
Hey, cut taxes for rich fuckers, that will really help my shit out. Don’t give me affordable great healthcare, don’t stop these endless wars, cut taxes on people who don’t give a shit about me or my family and I will be thrilled!
From Reuters here:
WASHINGTON (Reuters Breakingviews) – Gary Cohn is facing the most difficult investment dilemma of his career. The former Goldman Sachs president helped steer the bank to safety during the financial crisis. Now he’s under pressure to abandon President Donald Trump, whom he serves as chief economic advisor. Remaining could hurt his reputation, but he’s been a moderating influence on trade and he’s also a point man on tax reform. Losing his Wall Street savvy would further damage the White House – and the country.
I can’t say I have much sympathy but he knew the risk this could all turn to shit when he signed up to sail on the HMS Trump.
This once again shows that even the richest, most ambitious people make enormous mistakes.
From the New York Times:
Trump says it is ‘foolish’ to remove Civil War statues
This motherfucker is like the captain of the Titanic. I understand he wants to represent the people who put him in office (though I don’t think anybody knows how many people vote on these types of issues) but it is his sheer refusal to ever give an inch no matter how much it destroys his political future that is really noteworthy.
Of all the issues to go to the mat for a bunch of fucking statues. They are racist symbols and they should come down but his inability to step back and ask himself if this is at the core of his Presidency.
It’s impossible to tell if this issue really matters to him or if he’s unable to ever concede anything.
It’s really spectacular self-destruction as there aren’t enough white supremacists to return him for a second term.
From the Daily Beast here:
President Donald Trump on Tuesday blamed the “alt left” for inciting violence in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday that he said led James Fields to “murder” a protester. “You had a group on one side and you had a group on the other and they came at each other with clubs and it was vicious and it was horrible and it was a horrible thing to watch. But there is another side,” Trump said, adding there were “very fine people on both sides” of the demonstrations.
You have to give piece of shit Trump some props here. He absolutely refuses to ever admit that he’s wrong and he will circle back and continue to dig his own grave over and over and over.
I don’t know of any alt-left. Is he talking about antifa groups or black bloc violent socialists? If he’s so big into the facts he can and should name names. I haven’t heard anyone say either one of those groups was there.
I think it’s a little problematic for tens of millions of Americans for him to say there were ‘very fine people on both sides’ of the demonstrations.
He should just put a white hood on and go blow a klansman if he feels that way.
I was going to type that the asshole side of Trump’s personality is relentless but then I thought there is no other side. Sometimes he’s a flattering bitch so I guess he’s either a flattering bitch or relentlessly committed asshole.
You would think if President PeeNutz ever wanted to accomplish anything he would maybe pick and choose the places where he’s such a complete asshole, but I’m not holding my breath.
I guess he’s powerless, he can’t help hisself.
From the New York Times:
“Many of those people were there to protest the taking down of the statue of Robert E. Lee,” Mr. Trump said. “This week, it is Robert E. Lee and this week, Stonewall Jackson. Is it George Washington next? You have to ask yourself, where does it stop?” he said, noting that the first American president had owned slaves.
I’m okay with taking down George Washington statues. I don’t think many Americans realize that at the time of the Revolution George Washington was the richest man in America so that detracts from a lot of the idealism surrounding this particular man.
He was fighting for his property and wealth as much as for ‘freedom’ which I put in quotes because freedom wasn’t for black folks at that time.
Lastly, I don’t need a history lecture from this orange haired piece of shit/pisspants Trump.
I won’t even bother shitting on that foul specimen Robert E. Lee.
…don’t do business with them.
It’s not like their the only outfit in town slinging shit.