1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (196 sites): Palmer Report: Donald Trump just reminded us that he doesn’t know a thing about anything

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Donald Trump loves to boast about possessing unique expertise in a range of subjects that lie far beyond his grasp. For example, in November 2015, Trump told supporters at a campaign rally in Iowa: “I know more about ISIS than the generals do. Believe me!” Then, when Trump accepted the GOP nomination for president of the United States in July 2016, he declared: “Nobody knows the system better than me, which is why I alone can fix it.” More recently, Trump has insisted that he knows more about the economy than the Federal Reserve and that “nobody knows more about technology than me” while trying to explain (including to himself) exactly what he means by a “wall.”



As a self-proclaimed genius in everything, Trump often feels compelled to offer bad advice when it is neither requested nor appropriate. This is what Trump did in his first public reaction to the news that a fire was ravaging the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris on Monday. Trump tweeted, “So horrible to watch the massive fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Perhaps flying water tankers could be used to put it out. Must act quickly!”



Although it was busy dealing with this unspeakable tragedy, France’s civil defense agency found a moment to shut down Trump’s ill-advised utterance. Responding indirectly, the agency tweeted, in English: “Hundreds of firemen of the Paris Fire Brigade are doing everything they can to bring the terrible Notre Dame fire under control. All means are being used, except for water-bombing aircrafts which, if used, could lead to the collapse of the entire structure of the cathedral.”


Similar nonsense played out when wildfires raged through California late last year. After Trump tweeted that the state is at fault for “gross mismanagement of the forests,” he proceeded to insert himself as an after-the-fact expert. He claimed that a method known as raking would have prevented the horrible situation from unfolding as it did. The only thing is, it was wildly inaccurate, as FactCheck.org explains at length. These examples show that Trump is, indeed, an expert—at being wrong.



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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (196 sites): “Trump” – Google News: Trump and Obama saluted Tiger Woods. Why some others may not. – CNN

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Trump and Obama saluted Tiger Woods. Why some others may not.  CNN

Amy Bass writes that for many years now, the success of Tiger on the golf course has been overshadowed by stories of infidelity, a DUI arrest, and his struggles …

“Trump” – Google News

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“deutsche bank and trump” – Google News: House Democrats subpoena Deutsche Bank, other financial institutions tied to Trump – The Washington Post

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House Democrats subpoena Deutsche Bank, other financial institutions tied to Trump  The Washington Post

The House Intelligence and Financial Services committees issued the summonses, including a “friendly subpoena” for records from Deutsche Bank, on Monday, …

“deutsche bank and trump” – Google News


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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (196 sites): “trump russian money” – Google News: Democrats subpoena banks as they probe Trump finances – Washington Post

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Democrats subpoena banks as they probe Trump finances  Washington Post

Two House committees have subpoenaed Deutsche Bank and several other financial institutions as part of investigations into President Donald Trump’s …

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (196 sites): Palmer Report: Donald Trump goes completely bonkers as House Democrats seize his financial records

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It’s not entirely clear at what point Donald Trump figured out that House Democrats were going to seize his financial records today. Was it over the weekend, when he had one of his most bonkers Twitter meltdowns to date? Was is this morning, when he began attacking Nancy Pelosi in berserk fashion? In any case, Trump now seems to understand just how poorly today is going for him.



Even as William Barr prepares to release portions of the Mueller report in the hope of fending off the subpoena for the full report, and Donald Trump’s attorneys beg the government not to hand over his tax returns, Trump is losing some more immediate battles today. House Democrats just issued a friendly subpoena to infamous Russian money launderer Deutsche Bank, specifically seeking Trump’s financial records with Russia, and they also subpoenaed Trump’s accounting firm. These subpoenas give these institutions legal cover to cooperate, and prevent Trump from being able to do anything about it.



So maybe this was on Donald Trump’s mind this morning when he took yet another shot at trying to convince his violently deranged base to bring harm to Congresswoman Ilhan Omar. Perhaps it helps explain why, when the nightmarish fire broke out at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris this afternoon, Trump inexplicably tweeted that the French should use “flying water tankers” to fight the blaze. And perhaps Trump was trying to shore up his base ahead of the bad news, when he insisted this evening that the steel industry is magically making a comeback.


In any case, it’s not difficult to parse that Donald Trump is at least partly aware of just how bad today’s news has been for him. Even as House Democrats continue to fight for the Mueller report and Trump’s tax returns, two battles they’ll win eventually but not imminently, they won today when it comes to Trump’s banking and accounting records. Deutsche Bank has been busted for facilitating the laundering of billion of dollars of Russian money into places like New York City. We’ll see what comes of it.



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“deutsche bank and trump” – Google News: U.S. House Committees subpoena Deutsche Bank and others in probe of Trump’s finances – Global News

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U.S. House Committees subpoena Deutsche Bank and others in probe of Trump’s finances  Global News

A 2018 financial disclosure form showed liabilities for Donald Trump of at least $130 million to Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas.

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“deutsche bank and trump” – Google News: Democrats subpoena Deutsche Bank in Trump finances probe – Washington Times

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Democrats subpoena Deutsche Bank in Trump finances probe  Washington Times

Two House committees have subpoenaed Deutsche Bank and several other financial institutions as part of investigations into President Donald Trump’s …

“deutsche bank and trump” – Google News


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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (196 sites): “2016 elections anxiety” – Google News: Email Letters: April 15, 2019 | Opinion | gjsentinel.com – The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

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Email Letters: April 15, 2019 | Opinion | gjsentinel.com  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

What did we lose by not passing tax measures? Another sales tax increase election, another rejection. Tax is the four-letter word many here love to hate. Why?

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