Nusies

President Trump’s claim of former President Barack Obama wiretapping Trump Tower during the 2016 campaign is about as believable as Reince Priebus’ head exploding from mixing Pop Rocks and Coke. However, Priebus having his own Scanners moment at some point over the next four years is not only more realistic; but likely.

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Escape Plan

“When we win on Nov. 8th and elect a Republican Congress, we will be able to immediately repeal and replace Obamacare,” then candidate Trump said at a Pennsylvania rally last November. Looks like you’re going to be waiting a little bit longer.

With a Republican controlled Congress, Donald Trump failed to deliver on his campaign promise on Friday. What went wrong? A LOT.

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The Expendables

“Don’t tell me what you value. Show me your budget and I will tell you what you value,” former Vice President Joe Biden said throughout the 2012 campaign. On Thursday, President Trump showed the American people what he valued when he unveiled his budget blueprint… unfortunately, it wasn’t them.

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The King’s Speech

On Sunday, Iowa Rep. Steve King accidentally posted his comment for white supremacist website, Stormfront, on his Twitter account.

King is referencing Party for Freedom candidate, Geert Wilders, who is running for Dutch Prime Minister. My personal belief of political organizations which use “family” or “freedom” in their name is that it increases their likelihood of being hateful cesspools (e.g., Focus on the Family, Family Research Council, American Freedom Party, American Freedom Union). This applies to European groups as well. Party for Freedom doesn’t disappoint.

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Casualties of War

On Tuesday, Home Alone 2 star Donald Trump gave his first address to Congress as president. The most powerful moment of the night would arrive when the President addressed Carryn Owens, widow of fallen U.S. Navy SEAL William “Ryan” Owens. Owens was killed on a failed military operation ordered by Trump just days after taking office.

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The Dictator

Throughout the 2016 campaign, Donald Trump would bar media outlets with whom he disagreed from attending his rallies. During a December discussion with Sean Spicer (prior to becoming White House press secretary and fodder for Melissa McCarthy), Politico’s Jake Sherman asked if this tactic would be used by a Trump White House.

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“Look, there’s a big difference between a campaign where it is a private venue using private funds and a government entity,” Spicer told Sherman. “I think we have a respect for the press when it comes to the government. That is something you can’t ban an entity from. You know conservative, liberal, otherwise I think that is what makes a democracy a democracy versus a dictatorship.”

On Friday, the Trump administration took on the role of a dictatorship as described by their own press secretary.

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Solitary Man

On Sunday, VP Mike Pence visited the site of the Dachau concentration camp in Germany. Pence tweeted: “Moving and emotional tour of Dachau today. We can never forget atrocities against Jews and others in the Holocaust.”

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Where was this sentiment last month when the Trump White House removed any mention of the Jewish people from the statement commemorating International Holocaust Remembrance Day?
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