August 15, 2018

Trying to malign Obama with bad job stats, Trump White House unable to issue correction correctly

During Tuesday’s White House press briefing, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, in rather forceful fashion, used very false numbers to argue that President Donald Trump, in his brief tenure, had already created more jobs for African Americans than President Barack Obama had. Specifically, she said President Trump had created 700,000 jobs for African Americans since he […]
August 14, 2018

Sarah Sanders uses fake job numbers to argue Trump has done more for black people than Obama

During the White House press briefing on Tuesday, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders used fake statistics to inflate President Trump’s record on African American employment. After several questions about Trump’s feud with former aide Omarosa Manginault, NBC’s Kristin Welker asked Sanders whether she could guarantee the American people they wold never hear Trump use the “n-word” […]
August 10, 2018

Trump says NFL players are ‘unable to define’ what they’re protesting. Here’s proof he’s wrong.

The NFL preseason officially kicked off on Thursday evening, and before long, it became clear many players would continue to protest police brutality and racial injustices during the national anthem, despite the ongoing conflict between the NFL and the NFL Player’s Association about how to handle such protests. So President Trump, facing headlines about his […]
August 9, 2018

All the members of Trumpworld who have been charged with criminal acts

President Trump boasted during the 2016 campaign that he had “the greatest people” and would get “the best people” to join his administration. These days, it seems he can’t catch a break, in terms of the many indictments and criminal investigations into his current and former associates. Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY) Collins was the first […]
August 7, 2018

Trump’s commerce secretary reportedly stole $120 million because of course he did

The role Wilbur Ross, President Trump’s Commerce Secretary, plays in the Trump administration may appear to be a sleepy one, but it does reveal that graft and corruption can run both uphill and downhill. An investigation by Forbes’ Dan Alexander found that Ross stole and siphoned millions of dollars in assets from his business associates. […]
August 1, 2018

In Trump’s ‘greatest economy,’ companies are underpaying their workers and enriching investors

According to President Trump, we are living in “the greatest economy in the HISTORY of America and the best time EVER to look for a job.” The details reveal something a little different. While unemployment may be low, workers are experiencing historically low wage growth, while companies are responding to Trump’s recent tax cut by routing […]
July 31, 2018

Trump administration wants to bypass Congress and give the rich a $100 billion tax break

The tax cuts for the rich that the Trump administration pushed through a mostly compliant and willing Congress were evidently insufficient for the wealthiest people in the country. According to a report from the New York Times, the Treasury Department is considering what might seem like a small wonky tweak to the tax code but […]
July 27, 2018

Team Trump’s remarkable flip-flop on Michael Cohen

It’s hard to erase a paper trail — and even harder to obliterate a long string of public comments complimenting someone who was your former ally. Donald Trump and his advisers are working hard to discredit his former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen, following reports that Cohen is ready to testify that Trump himself knew about the June […]
July 26, 2018

Why the Allen Weisselberg subpoena is so dangerous for Trump

Allen Weisselberg, the man at the financial center of President Trump’s sprawling business operation for the past several decades, has been subpoenaed as a witness in the federal criminal probe into longtime Trump associate Michael Cohen, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. According to the Journal, the exact date of the subpoena is currently unknown, so […]
July 25, 2018

Remember that case arguing Trump violated the Constitution? It’s moving forward.

The lawsuit filed by the attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia arguing President Donald Trump’s continuing business with foreign governments violates the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution moved forward on Wednesday. According to a ruling first reported by the Washington Post, U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte rejected Trump’s effort to stop […]