Trump is the Worst Person in the World

This is so petty and vindictive, but it’s Trump so I’m really not surprised:

WASHINGTON — The day after he fired James Comey as director of the FBI, a furious President Donald Trump called the bureau’s acting director, Andrew McCabe, demanding to know why Comey had been allowed to fly on an FBI plane from Los Angeles back to Washington after he was dismissed, according to multiple people familiar with the phone call.

McCabe told the president he hadn’t been asked to authorize Comey’s flight, but if anyone had asked, he would have approved it, three people familiar with the call recounted to NBC News.

The president was silent for a moment and then turned on McCabe, suggesting he ask his wife how it feels to be a loser — an apparent reference to a failed campaign for state office in Virginia that McCabe’s wife made in 2015.

McCabe replied, “OK, sir.” Trump then hung up the phone.

If you recall, Comey found out about being fired from news reports and thought it was a joke at first. I guess Trump expected him to hitch back home. Then McCabe made the fatal mistake of not being completely subservient to Trump so Trump made it personal. Everything about Trump is just the worst. He’s garbage.

Overwhelmed

I can’t keep up with Trump news. I don’t think it’s possible to stay on top of every single insane thing that comes out of that administration. Michael Wolff’s book is not even three weeks old yet it feels like something we were talking about three years ago. Latest developments from Washington Shithole DC

Trump attempted to fire Mueller way back in June.

Trump claims that the story (with at least four sources) is fake news:

The GOP in their attempt to discredit the FBI and Mueller seized on a text from an fbi agent about a secret society, which was just a stupid joke. (Seriously, rule #1 about secret societies is you don’t talk about secret societies)

Hannity may have to wear a neck collar after reversing this hard:

The White House asked the Guggenheim to loan them a Van Gogh. The Guggenheim said a gold toilet was better suited.

Billionaire Give Paul Ryan Half a Million After Receiving Their Tax Break

This country is a shithole:

House Speaker Paul Ryan collected nearly $500,000 in campaign contributions from Charles Koch and his wife after helping usher through a massive tax reform law. According to a recent campaign finance report filed Thursday, Koch and his wife Elizabeth each donated $247,7000 to Ryan’s joint fundraising committee… The Republican tax overhaul plan passed in December benefited Koch Industries, as it cut the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent, among other cuts. The legislation then got a boost from the Kochs’ multimillion-dollar public relations campaign to highlight its benefits. And 13 days after it passed, Charles and Elizabeth Koch made the near $500,000 donation to Team Ryan, which raises money for the congressman, the National Republican Congressional Committee and a political action committee run by Ryan. On the same day, Charles and Elizabeth Koch also each donated $237,000 to the NRCC.

North Korea Calls Trump Nuclear Button Tweet the ‘Spasm of a Lunatic’

Things are scary when Kim Jong-un is the more reasonable one:

North Korea’s state-controlled press has hit out at President Donald Trump’s tweet boasting about the size of his non-existent nuclear button.

An article published in the ruling party mouthpiece Rodong Sinmun newspaper on Tuesday mocked the president as a “lunatic madman” for his Twitter outbursts, explicitly mentioning the name of the social media platform, which is blocked in the country.

Paul Ryan Says Trump’s ‘Shithole Countries’ Comment Was ‘Unfortunate’

When Paul Ryan says “Unfortuante,” he means that it’s unfortunate for the distraction this causes from taking more stuff away from poor and middle class families to give to the wealthy:

Nearly a day after reports surfaced that President Donald Trump referred to African countries as “shithole countries” in a White House meeting with lawmakers, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) called the remarks “unfortunate” and “unhelpful.”

“So, first thing that came to my mind, was, very unfortunate, unhelpful,” Ryan said when asked about Trump’s reported comments on Friday afternoon at an event in Milwaukee.

Remember when Paul Ryan was on Wikipedia’s list of invertebrates?

Durbin fires back at Trump denial: ‘He said those hateful things, and he said them repeatedly’

From The Hill:

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) fired back at President Trump for denying that he called Haiti and African countries “shithole countries,” saying Trump’s denials are “not true.”

“In the course of his comments, [Trump] said things that were hate-filled, vile and racist,” Durbin told reporters on Friday. “I cannot believe in this history of the White House, in that Oval Office, any president has ever spoken the words that I personally heard our president speak yesterday.”

Durbin was one of several lawmakers in the meeting during which Trump referred to Haiti and African nations as “shithole countries,” according to The Washington Post.

“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Trump reportedly said.

Trump then suggested the U.S. should bring in more immigrants from countries like Norway.

Durbin told reporters that Trump’s comments as reported by the Post were accurate.

“You’ve seen the comments in the press,” Durbin said. “I’ve not seen one of them that’s inaccurate. To no surprise, the president started tweeting this morning, denying that he used those words. It is not true. He said these hate-filled things, and he said them repeatedly.”