The moment the nation has been waiting for ever since the first leaks hit the media on Tuesday is finally here. Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House has finally been released – and we’ve gotten a detailed look at what kind of a man Trump truly is behind the scenes, when the cameras are off and he’s with his loving family.
It turns out he’s still quite possibly the most loathsome human being to ever walk the face of the earth.
Trump was known to boast “openly and proudly” about how Melania was his “trophy wife” and would “awkwardly” brag about her attractiveness to his friends, openly objectifying her at every turn.
Prior to the presidency, the two would go days at a time without seeing each other.
“Often she did not know where he was, or take much notice of that fact. Her husband moved between residences as he would move between rooms. Along with knowing little about his whereabouts, she knew little about his business, and took at best modest interest in it” writes Wolff.
Trump reportedly took very little interest in the life of his youngest son, Barron, and was “something of an absent father,” which follows what his first wife Ivana Trump has said in the past about how he entirely neglected his first sons, Donald Jr. and Eric – who, it turns out, are referred to as “Uday” and “Qusay” by White House staffers.
He was not the father which would take a stroll and go to the Central Park or go play to baseball with them or something,. It was only until they were about 18-years-old [that] he could communicate with them, because he could start to talk business with them” recounted Ivana to ABC News.
While most of this could be inferred from simply watching Donald Trump interact with his family, it is still startling to be faced, once again, with the evidence of just what a terrible person Donald Trump at every conceivable level, be it in the way that he does business, interacts with his family, approaches his personal well-being, or neglecting our once-great nation.
Fox News just forced to admit Obama did better than Trump and Twitter’s having a field day
Fox News woke up this morning and promptly shoved its foot enthusiastically into its own mouth by effectively contradicting its foundational belief with… facts.
Fox News Research tweeted without comment average monthly job gains going back to 2010, proving Trump’s first year was actually the worst for job gains since 2010.
Average Monthly #Job Gains
— Fox News Research (@FoxNewsResearch) January 5, 2018
Trump has bragged near constantly about record job growth on his watch, taking nonstop credit for a booming economy and the attendant increase in jobs added. It’s one of his favorite lines in his now mind numbingly repetitious script.
Seriously, he pretty much tweets it out like clockwork.
He didn’t even wait to take office to take the credit.
Putin’s favorite Congressman just had a nuclear meltdown on live television
Representative Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) appeared on CNN today and embarrassed himself by launching a dishonest, obsequious attack on the investigation into collusion between the Trump team and Russia.
Anchor Ana Cabrera asked the Congressman whether or not Attorney General Jeff Sessions should heed calls for resignation over his handling of the Russia probe. Rohrabacher took the discussion in an interesting direction and painted Sessions as a traitor not because he supports Trump too much, but because he doesn’t support him enough.
Rohrabacher attacked the Attorney General for recusing himself from the Russia investigation, despite the fact that the majority of legal experts agree it was the only viable and appropriate move, given Sessions’s closeness with the Trump campaign and proximity to Russian agents. Despite his problems with Sessions, Rohrabacher refused to state if he thought the AG should resign.
CNN’s Ana Cabrera pushed back, pointing out that the Congressman wasn’t answering her question. She pivoted to whether or not Rohrabacher believed Trump had engaged in obstruction of justice. The Congressman used the question to launch an attack on the appointment of special prosecutor Robert Mueller. Cabrera pushed back against his smokescreen, and Rohrabacher quickly unraveled:
“Maybe somebody who is your guest should be able to say a few words. Your last interviews had nobody on the other side of the issue coming in to have the discussion with CNN. Maybe you should give me a chance, when you have me on your program, to express my opinion,” Rohrabacher fumed. From there, it only went more downhill.
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) January 5, 2018
It’s worth noting that the California Republican has often been described as the most Russia-friendly member of Congress. He’s gone as far as to offer an apologia for Putin’s illegal and aggressive annexation of the Crimea region of Ukraine.
The New York Times previously reported that shortly before Trump won the Republican nomination, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) discussed Rohrabacher’s allegiances in unflattering terms.
“There’s two people I think Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump,” said McCarthy.
Rohrabacher’s current behavior certainly lends credence to the accusation. At best, Rohrabacher is a partisan hack going out of his way to protect his party’s leader from a justified investigation. At worst, the Congressman is doing Putin’s bidding in order to protect a Russian puppet president.