Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Quote of the Day

Is it possible to debase the office of the presidency any lower? It is hard to imagine, but every time I think it can't get any worse, it does.

Susan Stabile
via Facebook
August 16, 2017

Related Off-site Links:
Off the Rails: Trump Holds Unhinged Press Conference, Defends White Supremacist/Neo-Nazi Violence in Charlottesville – Kerry Eleveld (The Daily Kos (August 15, 2017).
Defiant Trump Insists Anew: Blame Both Sides for Violence – German Lopez (Star Tribune, August 16, 2017).
Trump Bashes "Alt-left," Again Saying Two Sides to Blame in Charlottesville – Ashley Parker and David Nakamura (The Washington Post, August 16, 2017).
Donald Trump Has Been a Racist All His Life – And He Isn’t Going to Change After Charlottesville – Mehdi Hasan (The Washington Post, August 16, 2017).
The Viral Vice Documentary Was the Perfect Rebuke to Trump’s Charlottesville Remarks – Leon Neyfakh (Slate, August 17, 2017).
Trump Unfit to Be President? There’s a Fast Way to Get Rid of Him – S.V. Date (The Huffington Post, August 17, 2017).
My Meeting with Donald Trump: A Damaged, Pathetic Personality — Whose Obvious Impairment Has Only Gotten Worse – Bill Curry (Salon, August 12, 2017).

UPDATES: The Failing Trump Presidency – The Editors (The New York Times, August 19, 2017).
In Phoenix, Trump Goes Off-Script in Hour-Long Public Meltdown – Maya Kosoff (Vanity Fair, August 22, 2017).
Trump Defends Charlottesville Responses, Omits Reference to "Many Sides" – Eric Bradner (CNN News, August 23, 2017).
Our Bigot In Chief Has Shown His True Colors – Sasha Abramsky (The Nation, August 23, 2017).
Trump's Phoenix Fiction: The President Revises History, Exaggerates Accomplishments and Makes False Claims – Eugene Kiely, Lori Robertson, Brooks Jackson, D'Angelo Gore and Vanessa Schipani (, August 23, 2017).
"Shades of 1933 Germany": Trump's Hostile Phoenix Rally Prompts Third Reich Comparisons – Julia Conley (Common Dreams, August 23, 2017).
It’s Time to Take the Nazi-Trump Comparisons Seriously – Adil E. Shamoo and Bonnie Bricker (Common Dreams, August 23, 2017).
The Republican Party Is Enabling an Increasingly Dangerous Demagogue – James Fallows (The Atlantic, August 23, 2017).
Trump Is Leading the Most Corrupt Administrations in U.S. History, One of First-Class Kleptocrats – Alexander Nazaryan (Newsweek, November 2, 2017).
Massive Leak Reveals New Ties Between Trump Administration and Russia, Implicating Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Jared Kushner – Andrew Desiderio (The Daily Beast, November 5, 2017).
Trump Continues to Degrade the Presidency – and There’s No Quick Fix Coming – Chauncey Devega (Salon, November 8, 2017).
America Will Survive Donald Trump, But It Will Never Be the Same – Max Boot (Chicago Tribune, November 9, 2017).
One Year Later: How Do We Resist Donald Trump’s Malignant Reality? – Chauncey Devega (Salon, November 14, 2017).
The Trump-Russia Story Is Coming Together. Here's How to Make Sense of It – Bill Moyers and Steven Harper ( via Common Dreams, November 24, 2017).
The Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Donald Trump – the Full List – Lucia Graves and Sam Morris (The Guardian, November 28, 2017).
Trump's First Year in One Word – Lindy West (The New York Times, November 29, 2017).
Is Trump Competent? – Stephen Collinson (CNN Politics, November 30, 2017).
Trump’s Inner Circle Is Worried About His Mental State – Charlie May (Salon, November 30, 2017).
The Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Donald Trump – the Full List – Lucia Graves and Sam Morris (The Guardian, November 28, 2017).
Incoherent, Authoritarian, Uninformed: Trump’s New York Times Interview Is a Scary Read – Ezra Klein (Vox, December 29, 2017).
Trump’s New York Times Interview Is a Portrait of a Man in Cognitive Decline – Charles P. Pierce (Esquire, December 29, 2017).

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
In Charlottesville, the Face of Terrorism In the U.S.
Trump's America: Normalized White Supremacy and a Rising Tide of Racist Violence
On International Human Rights Day, Saying "No" to Donald Trump and His Fascist Agenda
Progressive Perspectives on the Election of Donald Trump as President of the United States
Election Eve Thoughts
Carrying It On
Progressive Perspectives on the Rise of Donald Trump
Trump's Playbook
"Can the Klan!"

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