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Title: America's “presidential” president…
Post by: Kiwithrottlejockey on April 14, 2018, 10:37:58 pm

from The New York Times....

Trump Calls Comey ‘Untruthful Slime Ball’ as Book Details Released

President Trump, who fired James B. Comey as his F.B.I. director, took
to Twitter on Friday morning to disparage him as a leaker and liar.

By MICHAEL D. SHEAR and ALEXANDER BURNS | 7:31PM EDT — Friday, April 13, 2018

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James B. Comey last year at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing. — Photograph: Al Drago/The New York Times.

WASHINGTON — James B. Comey's searing tell-all book (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/12/us/politics/trump-comey-book.html) was met with an aggressive counter-attack on his character by President Trump and his allies on Friday, even as many Democrats struggled with conflicted feelings about the man they blame for Hillary Clinton's loss in the 2016 election.

In the book, Mr. Comey, whom Mr. Trump fired as F.B.I. director in May, describes the president as “unethical, and untethered to truth,” and writes that he often wondered about Mr. Trump's refusal to acknowledge Russia's attempt to influence the election. “Maybe it was a contrarian streak,” he wrote, “or maybe it was something more complicated that explained his constant equivocation and apologies for Vladimir Putin.” He also compares the president to a Mafia boss.

Pointed details from the book, A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership (https://www.amazon.com/dp/1250192455) leaked out Thursday night before its official release on Tuesday. The response from the president was personal and vicious, even by Mr. Trump's standards.

In two early-morning tweets, the president called the former F.B.I. director an “untruthful slime ball” and a “proven LEAKER & LIAR.” Mr. Trump said that it was his “great honor to fire” Mr. Comey.

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, escalated the criticism later in the day, saying Mr. Comey will “be forever known as a disgraced partisan hack that broke his sacred trust with the president of the United States.”

The Republican National Committee joined in with an all-hands effort to discredit Mr. Comey by distributing lengthy talking points to conservative pundits, sympathetic media hosts and Republican lawmakers.

The message was coordinated with the White House's and echoes Mr. Trump's. “Comey is a liar and a leaker, and his misconduct led both Republicans and Democrats to call for his firing,” said Ronna McDaniel, the committee chairwoman.

The talking points describe Mr. Comey as a “disgraced former official” and a “consummate Washington insider who knows how to work the media to protect his flanks.” It says that Mr. Comey was “strongly criticized by members of both parties for his history of bizarre decisions, contradictory statements and acting against Department of Justice and F.B.I. protocol.”

The committee created a “Lyin' Comey” (https://lyincomey.com) website and sent out mass emails to reporters litigating the claims in his book and interviews.

Foreshadowing the attack Mr. Trump delivered on Friday, the committee's talking points branded Mr. Comey as a leaker consumed with grievances against Mr. Trump and listed Comey-bashing quotes from Representative Nancy Pelosi and Senator Chuck Schumer, the current Democratic leaders in the House and Senate.

Mr. Comey will have an opportunity to respond to his critics during a book tour that will take him to venues across the country. His first major interview, with ABC News, is scheduled to be broadcast on Sunday night, though the network began airing clips on Friday morning after the book leaked out.

He will have several other high-profile appearances in Washington, followed by events at bookstores in Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, Miami, Los Angeles and other cities. At each, Mr. Comey's observations about the president's behavior and character are certain to generate headlines.

The Republican National Committee is organizing television and radio bookings for people appearing to rebut Mr. Comey during the tour. Kellyanne Conway, one of Mr. Trump's most loyal advisers, was up early on Friday to question Mr. Comey's credibility for the TV cameras.

“We find that Mr. Comey has a revisionist view of history and seems like a disgruntled ex-employee,” Ms. Conway said. “After all, he was fired.”

Fox News, the president's preferred TV news network, plans to air its own special on Sunday night, “The Trial of James Comey”, at 9 p.m. on “The Next Revolution with Steve Hilton”.

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President Donald J. Trump and James B. Comey at the White House days after the inauguration. — Photograph: Al Drago/The New York Times.

Republicans on Friday also leapt at the chance to tie Mr. Comey to Andrew G. McCabe, his former deputy director, after the Justice Department inspector general issued a highly critical report (https://static01.nyt.com/files/2018/us/politics/20180413a-doj-oig-mccabe-report.pdf) that accused Mr. McCabe of repeatedly misleading investigators.

Not all of the personal insults were coming from the president and his allies. At times, Mr. Comey seemed to be doing the same thing in his book, writing at one point that Mr. Trump's face appeared “slightly orange, with bright white half-moons under his eyes where I assumed he placed small tanning goggles.”

Mr. Comey's comparison of the president's operating style to the Mafia — “The silent circle of assent. The boss in complete control. The loyalty oaths. The us-versus-them world-view. The lying about all things, large and small” — might have been expected to please Democrats if it had come from someone else. But at least initially, he received a somewhat muted defense from Democrats still angry about the way he handled the investigation into Mrs. Clinton's private email server.

While they cheered on his fight with Mr. Trump, they argued that Mr. Comey should not have made public the email inquiry the way he did.

“He let his own ego get in the way, and it put him in charge of fate that was not his decision to act on,” said Jennifer Palmieri, a senior adviser to Mrs. Clinton's campaign. “I don't think he had partisan motivations. But there's a lot of people I know who don't agree with me on that.”

Anger from Democrats toward Mr. Comey cascaded across social media on Friday. Ms. Palmieri said she would urge them not to join Mr. Trump in piling on Mr. Comey, even though she admitted there is “a lot of resentment” toward him.

“I don't agree that he's an untruthful slimeball,” she said, adding that Democrats should not help the president undermine Mr. Comey's credibility. “That's not responsible or productive.”

Mr. Trump's decision to fire Mr. Comey last May eventually led to the appointment of a special counsel to investigate Russia's 2016 election meddling and whether Mr. Trump has deliberately tried to obstruct the investigation. In an extraordinary day of testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee the next month, he foreshadowed many of the themes of his book, describing how Mr. Trump had tried to derail an investigation of Michael T. Flynn, who served briefly as national security adviser and accused the president of lying and defaming him and the F.B.I.

The former F.B.I. chief's much-anticipated 304-page memoir (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/12/us/politics/trump-comey-book.html) is the first major memoir by one of the key characters in the Trump administration.

Some of the moments that Mr. Comey describes in the book were already publicly known: He describes a January 2017 dinner where he said that Mr. Trump asked him for a loyalty pledge (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/11/us/politics/trump-comey-firing.html), an episode that was reported by multiple news organizations last year. But the details cast Mr. Trump and his aides in a negative light.

The time Mr. Comey first briefed Mr. Trump on Russian election meddling has also been frequently described. In the book, Mr. Comey added his own description of how a discussion about a grievous intrusion into the American election process became “a strategy session about messaging on Russia — about how they could spin what we'd just told them.”


Michael D. Shear reported from Washington, and Alexander Burns from New York. Eileen Sullivan contributed reporting from Washington.

• Michael D. Shear is a White House correspondent in the Washington bureau of The New York Times, where he covers President Trump, with a focus on domestic policy, the regulatory state and life at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. A veteran political correspondent, he covered Barack Obama's presidency, including the 2012 re-election campaign. Before coming to The N.Y. Times in 2010, he spent 18 years at The Washington Post, writing about local communities, school districts, state politics, the 2008 presidential campaign and the White House. A member of the Pulitzer Prize-winning team that covered the Virginia Tech shootings in 2007, Mr. Shear is a 1990 graduate of Claremont McKenna College and has a masters in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He lives in Virginia with his wife and two teenage children.

• Alexander Burns is a political reporter for The New York Times on the National desk, covering elections and the dynamics of political power across the country. He was one of the lead reporters covering Donald Trump's presidential campaign in 2016, after coming to The Times in 2015 as a political correspondent for the Metro desk. Mr. Burns was a reporter and editor at Politico before joining The N.Y. Times, covering the 2012 presidential election and the Republican Party's struggle to define itself during the Obama presidency. He is a graduate of Harvard College, where he edited the Harvard Political Review.


Related to this topic:

 • Read The New York Times' review of Mr. Comey's memoir: James Comey Has a Story to Tell. It's Very Persuasive. (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/12/books/review/james-comey-a-higher-loyalty.html)

 • Comey's Memoir Offers Visceral Details on a President ‘Untethered to Truth’ (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/12/us/politics/trump-comey-book.html)

 • F.B.I. Agents Supported Comey, Surveys Show, Weakening Trump's Claim of Turmoil (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/16/us/politics/comey-fbi-agents-confidence-survey.html)

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/13/us/politics/trump-calls-comey-untruthful-slimeball-as-book-details-released.html (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/13/us/politics/trump-calls-comey-untruthful-slimeball-as-book-details-released.html)

Title: Re: America's “presidential” president…
Post by: Kiwithrottlejockey on May 30, 2018, 01:25:07 am

The following editorial appeared in the print edition of The New York Times last Friday. The e-version was in my inbox when I got home from work not long after 1:00am on Saturday morning (I have a subscription to The New York Times and a few other newspapers worldwide). In the print edition, the editorial took up an entire double-page spread, which was what got my attention. Later that day (Saturday, our time down-under), the same editorial appeared on The N.Y. Times website, but with hotlinks to back up everything, including heaps of links to tweets made by President Dumb himself.

The edititorial “hits the nail right on the head” about the “PRESIDENTIAL” president (emperor with no clothes) currently residing at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington D.C.

from The New York Times....



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REMEMBER WHEN President Michelle Wolf outraged the conscience of conservatives across America by cracking a joke about the press secretary's eye makeup? Oh, wait — Ms. Wolf is a comedian. Telling jokes is her job.

A better example is President Hillary Clinton, who disregarded all protocol and endangered our national security by relying on a private email server to conduct some government business. Hold on, you say Mrs. Clinton isn't president, either?

O.K., then — how about Barack Obama, an actual president? His disrespect for that station is the stuff of legend. A tan suit. Shirtsleeves in the Oval Office. Those big, impertinent feet defiling the presidential desk.

President Trump has managed to avoid those particular offenses. His suits are dark, his ties patriotically long. Yet in so many other ways he is violating Americans' expectations of how presidents should behave — even of how adults should behave, particularly when children are watching. Yes, Mr. Trump has now been compared to Joseph Stalin (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2018/01/17/our-democracy-will-not-last-jeff-flakes-speech-comparing-trump-to-stalin-annotated) by one senior senator from his party, and, yes, he has been pre-emptively disinvited (https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/mccain-doesn-t-want-trump-funeral-friends-tell-white-house-n871641) to the prospective funeral of another. But most Republican leaders, usually such vigilant guardians of Oval Office decorum, have remained strangely silent.

So, for the fourth time in a year, we've compiled a list of Mr. Trump's more egregious transgressions. These items don't represent disputes about policy, over which reasonable people may disagree. They simply serve to catalog what Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell and all the other Trump-supporting Republicans in Congress and across America, through their silence, have now blessed as behavior befitting a president of the United States.

We find this guide a helpful way to avoid growing numb to what is so abnormal about this presidency, and to remind ourselves that a day may yet come when dignity and decency will matter again, even, perhaps, to Mr. McConnell and his fellow hypocrites.


  • Use your unsecured personal cellphone to call, among others, media personalities (http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/05/sean-hannity-donald-trump-late-night-calls.html) who parrot your talking points — and when you're told this is a security risk, refuse to stop, saying that would be “too inconvenient” (https://www.politico.com/story/2018/05/21/trump-phone-security-risk-hackers-601903).

  • Say that professional athletes who don't stand during the national anthem perhaps “shouldn't be in the country”.

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  • Fire your veterans affairs secretary by tweet (https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/02/politics/shulkin-tweet-fired-cnntv/index.html), then pick as his replacement the White House doctor, who turns out to have a disqualifying history (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/26/us/politics/ronny-jackson-nomination-withdrawn.html) of alcohol abuse and handing out strong drugs.

  • Hold a meeting with top Justice Department officials about a continuing criminal investigation into your campaign, seeking to force them to act in your personal legal interest (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/21/us/politics/republicans-information-russia-investigation.html).

  • Falsely claim (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/17/us/politics/factcheck-trump-black-americans-support.html) your approval rating among black Americans has doubled.

  • Tell Americans to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day “with acts of civic work and community service,” and then play golf at your private course (https://www.politico.com/story/2018/01/15/trump-mlk-day-2018-golf-course-340618).

  • Tell reporters who question your racial views, “I am the least racist person you have ever interviewed” (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/14/us/politics/david-perdue-trump-shithole.html).

  • Mockingly imitate the accent (https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/up-to-1000-more-us-troops-could-be-headed-to-afghanistan-this-spring/2018/01/21/153930b6-fd1b-11e7-a46b-a3614530bd87_story.html) of the Indian prime minister.

  • Call politicians of the opposing party “treasonous” and “un-American” (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/05/us/politics/trump-accuses-democrats-treason-market-rout.html) for declining to stand and clap during your State of the Union speech.

  • Accuse an F.B.I. official of “treason” (https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-accuses-fbi-agent-of-treason-1515710206) for sending a joke in a private text message that you take out of context.

  • Be described by your future E.P.A. chief as likely to be “more abusive to the Constitution than Barack Obama” (https://www.politico.com/story/2018/01/30/scott-pruitt-trump-2016-377449).

  • Be described by your current chief of staff as “uninformed” (https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-pushes-back-on-chief-of-staff-claims-that-border-wall-pledges-uninformed/2018/01/18/78960980-fc68-11e7-8f66-2df0b94bb98a_story.html) on immigration policy.

  • Make more than 3,000 false or misleading claims (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2018/05/01/president-trump-has-made-3001-false-or-misleading-claims-so-far) in less than 16 months in office.

  • Try at least twice to fire the special counsel investigating you (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/10/us/politics/trump-sought-to-fire-mueller-in-december.html), and back off only when your White House counsel refuses to do it (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/25/us/politics/trump-mueller-special-counsel-russia.html).

  • When accused of obstructing justice, say you are just “fighting back” (https://www.msnbc.com/hardball/watch/trump-says-he-s-not-obstructing-justice-he-s-just-fighting-back-1146155587867).

  • Keep an alleged domestic abuser (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/13/us/politics/rob-porter-fbi-background-check.html) on the White House staff and promote him, even after the F.B.I. denied him full security clearance because of the allegations, and then after he is gone, talk about your hopes of bringing him back on staff (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/26/us/politics/trump-rob-porter.html).

  • Blame a high school gun massacre on the F.B.I. (http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/trump-blames-fbi-russia-probe-parkland-massacre-article-1.3827563) because it is “spending too much time” investigating your campaign's possible collusion with a foreign power.

  • Suggest that a law enforcement officer who failed to stop the massacre was a “coward” (http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-essential-washington-updates-trump-suggests-parkland-deputy-sheriff-1519398897-htmlstory.html), that sheriff's deputies who responded to the attack were “disgusting” and a “disgrace” — and later claim, despite dodging the draft because of bone spurs in your heels, that you would have rushed in, even without a weapon (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/26/us/politics/trump-school-shooter-florida.html).

  • Solicit campaign donations using a photo of yourself posing with a survivor of a gun massacre (https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/25/politics/trump-campaign-email-parkland-photo/index.html).

  • Say, with regard to mentally ill people who own firearms, “Take the guns first, go through due process second” (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/28/us/politics/trump-gun-control.html).

  • Attack Amazon and other American companies (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/03/us/politics/trump-amazon.html), causing their stocks to plunge.

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  • Kick a journalist out of a press conference for asking you a question you don't like. (https://tinyurl.com/ya65ded6)

  • Threaten to take away the press credentials of reporters who publish stories you don't like (http://time.com/5270968/donald-trump-reporters-credentials-media).

  • Congratulate the Russian president on his sham election victory even after aides warn you, “DO NOT CONGRATULATE” (https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trumps-national-security-advisers-warned-him-not-to-congratulate-putin-he-did-it-anyway/2018/03/20/22738ebc-2c68-11e8-8ad6-fbc50284fce8_story.html), and, when you call him, fail to mention Russia's meddling in your election.

  • Ask the deputy director of the F.B.I., in a private Oval Office conversation, whom he voted for (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/23/us/politics/trump-fbi-mccabe.html) in the last election —and later say of the request, “I don't think it's a big deal” (https://www.msnbc.com/the-last-word/watch/trump-on-mccabe-i-don-t-think-it-s-a-big-deal-1145348675961).

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  • Ask the deputy director of the F.B.I. how his wife, who was defeated in a campaign for political office, feels being a “loser” (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/14/us/politics/andrew-mccabe-fbi-firing-recommendation-justice-department.html).

  • Tell your attorney general (https://www.axios.com/scoop-sessions-fbi-trump-christopher-wray-877adb3e-5f8d-44a1-8a2f-d4f0894ca6a7.html) to pressure the F.B.I. director to fire his deputy.

  • Call your attorney general “DISGRACEFUL” (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/28/us/politics/trump-jeff-sessions-inspector-general-surveillance.html) on Twitter and “Mr. Magoo” (https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/mueller-investigation-examining-trumps-apparent-efforts-to-oust-sessions-in-july/2018/02/28/909cfa7c-1cd7-11e8-b2d9-08e748f892c0_story.html) in private, for following department procedure.

  • Ask the deputy attorney general if he is “on your team” (https://www.cnn.com/2018/01/31/politics/donald-trump-rod-rosenstein-december-meeting/index.html).

  • Choose a pastor to lead a prayer at the opening of a new American Embassy in Jerusalem who previously said Jews are going to hell (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/14/world/middleeast/robert-jeffress-embassy-jerusalem-us.html).

  • Resist accounting for more than $100 million (https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/01/18/one-year-after-trumps-inauguration-no-one-say-how-they-spent-extra-money/1043804001) raised for your inaugural celebration.

  • Require senior White House staff to sign non-disclosure agreements (https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trumps-nondisclosure-agreements-came-with-him-to-the-white-house/2018/03/18/226f4522-29ee-11e8-b79d-f3d931db7f68_story.html) that are supposed to last beyond your presidency.

  • Say of unaccompanied migrant children at the American border, “They look so innocent. They're not innocent” (https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-warns-against-admitting-unaccompanied-migrant-children-theyre-not-innocent/2018/05/23/e4b24a68-5ec2-11e8-8c93-8cf33c21da8d_story.html).

  • Work to discredit multiple F.B.I. officials (http://foreignpolicy.com/2018/01/26/trump-launched-campaign-to-discredit-potential-fbi-witnesses).

  • Permit the public release of a sensitive memo (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/01/us/politics/republicans-secret-memo-nunes.html) prepared by your protectors on the House Intelligence Committee, who won't even show the memo to the F.B.I. or Senate.

  • Stream on your re-election campaign website a live list of donors (https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-campaign-offers-donors-a-chance-to-see-name-during-state-of-the-union) giving money during your State of the Union speech.

  • Claim that your speech was the most watched ever (https://www.cnbc.com/2018/02/01/trump-says-state-of-the-union-viewership-biggest-ever-but-he-is-wrong.html) when it wasn't.

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  • Tweet that you “hereby demand” (https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/998256454590193665) the Department of Justice investigate the F.B.I. for supposedly infiltrating your campaign for “political purposes”.

  • Tell the Pentagon you want a military parade “like the one in France” (https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trumps-marching-orders-to-the-pentagon-plan-a-grand-military-parade/2018/02/06/9e19ca88-0b55-11e8-8b0d-891602206fb7_story.html).

  • Call a leading member of Congress (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/18/us/politics/trump-blames-obama-and-democrats-for-failing-to-stop-russian-meddling.html) “the leakin’ monster of no control” and accuse him, baselessly, of a crime.

  • Call the former F.B.I. director, whom you fired for refusing to end an investigation into possible illegal acts by your campaign, a “weak and untruthful slime ball” (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/13/us/politics/trump-calls-comey-untruthful-slimeball-as-book-details-released.html) and accuse him of committing crimes (https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/25/politics/james-comey-anderson-cooper-town-hall-cnn/index.html).

  • Mock the outgoing deputy director of the F.B.I. (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/16/us/politics/andrew-mccabe-fbi-fired.html) after your attorney general fires him, two days before he would have been eligible for a full government pension.

  • Trade threats of physical violence (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/22/us/politics/trump-biden-threat.html) with a former vice president.

  • Hire an attorney who publicly endorsed a conspiracy theory (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/19/us/politics/joseph-digenova-trump-lawyer.html) that the F.B.I. framed you.

  • Hire another attorney who floats the prospect of presidential pardons (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/28/us/politics/trump-pardon-michael-flynn-paul-manafort-john-dowd.html) to lawyers for top aides of yours who have pled guilty to or been indicted on federal charges during an investigation into your campaign.

  • Hire another attorney whose office gets raided by federal authorities, then denounce the raid as an “attack on our country in a true sense” (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/09/us/politics/trump-fbi-raid-michael-cohen.html).

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  • Lie about having no knowledge (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/05/us/politics/trump-stormy-daniels-hush-money.html) of a $130,000 hush payment that your lawyer made, in the weeks before your election, to a porn actress who claims she had sex with you while your wife was at home caring for your newborn son, then later admit that you paid the money back in full (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/03/us/politics/trump-cohen-giuliani.html), even though you omitted it on your financial disclosure form, possibly violating federal law (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/16/us/politics/trump-financial-disclosure.html) — and even though you also didn’t sign the non-disclosure agreement (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/06/us/stormy-daniels-trump-lawsuit.html) that you now are trying to invoke (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/16/us/trumps-stormy-daniels-lawsuit.html) in order to keep the porn actress silent.

  • Stand by your E.P.A. administrator (https://www.cnbc.com/2018/05/11/trump-backs-scott-pruitt-amid-concerns-about-epa-administrators-ethics.html) even when he is mired in ethics scandals and everyone is telling you to fire him.

  • Make frequent mis-statements of fact (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2018/03/18/fact-checking-trumps-error-filled-tweetstorm-about-the-mueller-probe) about a special counsel's investigation into you and your campaign.

  • Go more than 400 days (http://money.cnn.com/video/news/2018/05/20/stelter-is-trump-hiding-from-the-press.cnnmoney/index.html) without holding a solo press conference at the White House.

  • When asked why you relentlessly attack the press, say, “I do it to discredit you all and demean you all, so when you write negative stories about me no one will believe you” (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2018/05/22/trump-admitted-he-attacks-press-to-shield-himself-from-negative-coverage-60-minutes-reporter-says).


  • Imply, without evidence (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2017/11/29/trump-suggested-the-2001-death-of-a-joe-scarborough-aide-is-an-unsolved-mystery-it-isnt), that a television anchor was involved in a murder.

  • Question the authenticity (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/28/us/politics/trump-access-hollywood-tape.html) of a recording of you bragging about sexual assault, even though you previously admitted it was real (https://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/08/us/politics/donald-trump-women.html).

  • Say the F.B.I.'s reputation is “in tatters — worst in history” (http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/03/politics/trump-flynn-twitter-rant/index.html) and call members of the intelligence community “political hacks” (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/11/world/asia/trump-putin-election.html).

  • Retweet inflammatory and fake anti-Muslim videos (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/29/us/politics/trump-anti-muslim-videos-jayda-fransen.html) from an ultranationalist British group.

  • Call the American justice system (http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/01/politics/trump-justice-laughing-stock/index.html) a “joke” and a “laughingstock”.

  • Ask, in a meeting with lawmakers on immigration policy (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/11/us/politics/trump-shithole-countries.html), “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?,” referring to Africa, and “Why do we want people from Haiti here? Take them out.”

  • Make fun of (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2017/10/12/trump-rips-the-nfl-for-disrespecting-the-flag-then-he-jokes-about-a-military-flag-ceremony) a military flag ceremony.

  • Retweet a doctored photo of yourself (https://twitter.com/shawgerald4/status/944700607624970240) with the name of a national news organization splattered on the bottom of your shoe.

  • Continue to call (https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/926403023861141504) for a criminal investigation of your former political opponent, whom you call the “worst (and biggest) loser of all time” (https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/931877599034388480) a year after the election.

  • Exploit a White House event honoring Native American veterans (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/27/us/politics/trump-elizabeth-warren-pocahontas-navajo.html) to mock a senator with a racially charged slur.

  • Change a critical element (https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/937007006526959618) of your explanation for firing your national security adviser.

  • Shut down a bogus voter-fraud commission because “Democrat states” (https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/948872192284155904) refuse to turn over necessary information, even though states with both Democratic and Republican leadership did, and for good reason.

  • Tell your rich friends after your tax bill passes, “You all just got a lot richer” (https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-mar-a-lago-christmas-trip).

  • Tell your attorney general not to recuse himself (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/04/us/politics/trump-sessions-russia-mcgahn.html) from overseeing an investigation into your campaign, then when he does anyway, call it “a terrible thing” (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/28/us/politics/trump-interview-excerpts.html).

  • Falsely claim (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/16/us/politics/trump-obama-killed-soldiers.html) that your predecessor failed to contact the families of fallen soldiers, and then exploit the death of your chief of staff's son (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/23/opinion/john-kelly-frederica-wilson.html) to defend yourself.

  • Threaten to take away a TV network's broadcast license (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/11/us/politics/trump-nbc-fcc-broadcast-license.html) for reporting on your deliberations about the nation's nuclear arsenal.

  • Threaten to use federal tax law (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/10/us/politics/trump-nfl-jemele-hill.html) to punish a professional sports league for letting its players express political opinions.

  • Tell reporters that (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/11/us/politics/trump-nbc-fcc-broadcast-license.html) “It's frankly disgusting the way the press is able to write whatever they want to write, and people should look into it”.

  • Warn American citizens in Puerto Rico, only weeks after a catastrophic hurricane, that the federal government can't help them out “forever” (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/12/us/politics/trump-warns-puerto-rico-weeks-after-storms-federal-help-cannot-stay-forever.html), even as you tell victims of a hurricane in Texas (https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/904025340049285121), “We are with you today, we are with you tomorrow, and we will be with you EVERY SINGLE DAY AFTER, to restore, recover, and REBUILD!”.

  • While debating policy with lawmakers on live television, accidentally agree to a deal (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/09/us/politics/trump-immigration-meeting.html) that is the opposite of what your party wants, get corrected by the House majority leader, and then release an official White House transcript that omits the exchange (https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/fifty-five-minutes-at-the-table-trump-tries-to-negotiate-and-prove-stability/2018/01/09/0b41af64-f570-11e7-a9e3-ab18ce41436a_story.html).

  • Insult people, places and things (https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/01/28/upshot/donald-trump-twitter-insults.html) constantly.

  • Say that your former White House adviser and campaign chief has “lost his mind” (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/03/us/politics/trump-bannon.html), after another former adviser and campaign manager is indicted on money laundering and other federal charges (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/30/us/politics/paul-manafort-indicted.html).

  • Claim that a new tax bill you support will “cost me a fortune” (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2017/11/30/president-trump-says-the-tax-bill-will-cost-me-a-fortune-thats-false), even though it will probably save you millions, but who knows since you refuse to release your tax returns.

  • Fail to grasp the basic science (https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/946531657229701120) of climate change.

  • Take credit (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/02/us/politics/fact-check-trump-aviation-safety.html) for the fact that no one died on a domestic commercial airliner during your first year in office.

  • Tell attendees at a rally to be “happy you voted for me,” and that they are “so lucky that I gave you that privilege” (https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/remarks-president-trump-american-farm-bureau-annual-convention-nashville-tn).

  • Continue to mock foreign leaders (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/12/world/asia/trump-asia-north-korea-short.html) by implying that they are, among other things, “short and fat”.

  • After helping to negotiate the release of college athletes arrested in China, say “I should have left them in jail” (https://www.politico.com/story/2017/11/19/trump-basketball-china-jail-248511) after the father of one of them — whom you call “the poor man's version of Don King” (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/22/us/politics/trump-ucla-father-fool.html) — doesn't express proper gratitude.

  • Get in a Twitter fight with a senator of your own party, during which you mock his height (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/24/us/politics/trump-corker-feud-dog-catcher.html).

  • Praise the delivery to Norway of fighter planes that exist only in a video game (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2018/01/11/trump-lauded-delivery-of-f-52s-to-norway-the-planes-only-exist-in-call-of-duty).

  • Call for the firing of a journalist (https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/president-trump-calls-for-washington-post-reporter-who-apologized-for-inaccurate-tweet-to-be-fired/2017/12/09/2fb467de-dd4b-11e7-b1a8-62589434a581_story.html) who mistakenly tweeted about crowd size at your rally.

  • Decline to invite Jewish Democrats in Congress (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/07/us/politics/democrats-white-house-hanukkah-party.html) to the annual White House Hanukkah party.

  • Say that you're “very frustrated” (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/03/us/politics/trump-says-justice-dept-and-fbi-must-do-what-is-right-and-investigate-democrats.html) that you cannot tell the Justice Department what to do, but also claim that “I have absolute right to do what I want to do with the Justice Department” (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/28/us/politics/trump-interview-excerpts.html).

  • Try to stop the publication of a book (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/04/us/politics/trump-threatens-sue-fire-fury-publisher.html) that says critical things about you and your administration.

  • Tell your advisers (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/23/us/politics/trump-immigration.html) that the 15,000 Haitians sent here in 2017 “all have AIDS,” and that Nigerians who saw America would never “go back to their huts”.

  • Blame a domestic terror attack on a senator of the opposing party (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/01/us/politics/trump-new-york-attack-schumer-visa.html), and then undermine the prosecution of the attacker by calling publicly for his execution.

  • Falsely claim (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/20/us/politics/trump-british-crime-terror.html) a rise in British crime is due to “radical Islamic terror”.

  • Accuse an F.B.I. agent of treason (https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-accuses-fbi-agent-of-treason-1515710206) without evidence.

  • Watch four to eight hours of cable television a day (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/09/us/politics/donald-trump-president.html), mostly the channel that feeds you self-serving propaganda.

  • Say a female senator of the opposing party “would do anything” (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/12/us/politics/trump-blames-democrats-for-false-accusations-from-women.html) for your campaign donations.

  • Choose federal judgeships nominees who cannot identify or explain basic legal concepts (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/15/us/politics/matthew-petersen-senator-kennedy.html), and who were rated “not qualified” by the American Bar Association.

  • Falsely claim that you have signed more legislation than any first-year president (http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2017/dec/29/donald-trump/has-donald-trump-signed-more-bills-anyone-no), when in fact you have signed less than any post-World War II president.

  • Taunt a foreign leader (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/02/us/politics/trump-tweet-north-korea.html) who claims he has nuclear weapons by saying your “nuclear button” is “a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!” and threaten his country (https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/911789314169823232) with nuclear annihilation over Twitter.

  • Criticize a law (https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/951431836030459905) that your party firmly supports, then, two hours later, reverse yourself.

  • Mock an investigation into whether your campaign colluded with a foreign government to swing the election as a “phony cloud” (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/10/us/politics/trump-russia-election-interference.html), a “total hoax” (https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/949287555660500992), “fabricated and politically motivated” (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/04/us/politics/trump-sessions-russia-mcgahn.html), a “witch hunt” (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/29/us/politics/trump-clinton-mueller-russia.html) and an “artificial Democratic hit job” (https://www.politico.com/story/2017/11/11/trump-russia-putin-people-will-die-244801) that “makes the country look very bad” (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/28/us/politics/trump-interview-mueller-russia-china-north-korea.html) and serves as “an excuse for losing an election that they should have won” (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/28/us/politics/trump-interview-excerpts.html) — and also claim that the Democrats were the real colluders (https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/920981920787386368).

  • Call for the firing of “son of a bitch” (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/23/sports/football/trump-nfl-kaepernick.html) athletes who choose to exercise their right to free speech.

  • Refer to the White House as “a real dump” (http://www.golf.com/tour-news/2017/08/01/president-donald-trump-relationship-golf-more-complicated-now).

  • Spend the weekend golfing (https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/lost-weekend-how-trumps-time-at-his-golf-club-hurt-the-response-to-maria/2017/09/29/ce92ed0a-a522-11e7-8c37-e1d99ad6aa22_story.html) at your private club while the mayor of an American city wades through sewage-filled water to help citizens after a catastrophic hurricane, then accuse that mayor (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/30/us/politics/trump-puerto-rico-mayor.html) of “poor leadership” when she criticizes your administration's slow response to the storm.

  • Criticize victims of that hurricane still living without drinking water or electricity by saying they “want everything to be done for them” (https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/914089888596754434).

  • During a visit to some of those victims, throw rolls of paper towels at them (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/03/us/puerto-rico-trump-hurricane.html) and tell them they should be “very proud” that only 16 people have died so far, unlike in a “real catastrophe”.

  • Attack a senator (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/23/us/politics/trump-mccain-graham-cassidy-health-care-obamacare.html) who is battling terminal cancer.

  • Pick nominees to the federal bench who call a sitting Supreme Court justice a “judicial prostitute” and refer to transgender children (http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/20/politics/kfile-jeff-mateer-lgbt-remarks/index.html) as part of “Satan's plan”.

  • Campaign hard for a Senate candidate; then when he appears likely to lose, say “I might have made a mistake” and later delete your tweets (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/27/us/politics/trump-deletes-tweets.html) supporting him.

  • Behave so erratically and irresponsibly that senators of your own party resort to saying you're treated like someone at “an adult day-care center” (https://twitter.com/SenBobCorker/status/917045348820049920) to keep you from starting World War III (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/08/us/politics/trump-corker.html).

  • Spend one of every three days (https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/04/05/us/politics/tracking-trumps-visits-to-his-branded-properties.html) as president visiting at least one of your own properties.

  • Publicly (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/26/us/politics/jeff-sessions-trump-mccabe.html) and privately (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/14/us/politics/jeff-sessions-trump.html) humiliate your own attorney general for recusing himself from an investigation into your campaign.

  • Say nothing (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/17/us/turkish-embassy-protest-dc.html) when a foreign leader's bodyguards brutally attack peaceful protesters in the streets of Washington, D.C.

  • Tweet GIFs of yourself violently attacking the media (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/02/business/media/trump-wrestling-video-cnn-twitter.html) and your former political opponent (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/17/us/politics/hillary-golfball-trump-tweets.html).

  • Encourage police officers (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/29/nyregion/trump-police-too-nice.html) not to be “too nice” when apprehending criminal suspects.

  • Help draft a misleading statement (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/01/us/politics/trump-was-involved-in-drafting-sons-statement-aide-confirms.html) about the purpose of a meeting between your son, other top campaign aides and representatives of a rival foreign power intent on interfering in the election.

  • Deliver a speech (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/27/us/boy-scouts-trump-apology.html) to the Boy Scouts of America that includes mockery of a former president and winking references to sexual orgies, and then lie by claiming that the head of that organization called and told you it was the best speech ever delivered in Boy Scout history.

  • Hang a framed copy of a fake TIME magazine cover (https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/a-time-magazine-with-trump-on-the-cover-hangs-in-his-golf-clubs-its-fake/2017/06/27/0adf96de-5850-11e7-ba90-f5875b7d1876_story.html) celebrating your business acumen in your golf clubs around the world.

  • Mock a female television anchor's appearance (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/29/business/media/trump-mika-brzezinski-facelift.html), saying the anchor was “bleeding badly from a face-lift” at a holiday gathering at your private resort.

  • Force your cabinet members (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/12/us/politics/trump-boasts-of-record-setting-pace-of-activity.html) to take turns extolling your virtues in front of television cameras.

  • Welcome into the Oval Office (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/20/us/politics/sarah-palin-kid-rock-ted-nugent-white-house.html) a man who referred to your political opponent as a “worthless bitch” and who threatened to assassinate your predecessor (http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ted-nugent-threatens-to-kill-barack-obama-and-hillary-clinton-during-vicious-onstage-rant-20070824), whom he called a “subhuman mongrel”.

  • Continue to deny (http://www.politico.eu/article/president-donald-trump-nobody-knows-if-russia-interfered-in-us-election) that Russia attempted to influence the presidential election, despite the consensus of the American intelligence community — and yet also blame your predecessor (https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/877879361130688512) for not doing anything to stop that interference.

  • Grant temporary White House press credentials (http://www.businessinsider.com/infowars-granted-white-house-press-credentials-2017-5) to a website that, among other things, claims that September 11 was an “inside job” and that the massacre of 20 schoolchildren in Newtown, Connecticut, was a hoax.

  • Block people (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/11/us/politics/trump-twitter-users-lawsuit.html) who criticize you (https://knightcolumbia.org/news/white-house-wont-contest-trump-blocked-twitter-users-criticizing-him) on Twitter.

  • Pressure multiple intelligence chiefs to state publicly (https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/trump-asked-intelligence-chiefs-to-push-back-against-fbi-collusion-probe-after-comey-revealed-its-existence/2017/05/22/394933bc-3f10-11e7-9869-bac8b446820a_story.html) that there was no collusion between your presidential campaign and the Russian government.

  • Without consulting anyone (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/26/us/politics/trump-transgender-military.html) at the Pentagon, announce a new policy (https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/890196164313833472) barring transgender soldiers from serving in the military.

  • Pardon a former sheriff (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/25/us/politics/joe-arpaio-trump-pardon-sheriff-arizona.html) who was convicted of criminal contempt of court for refusing to obey the law.

  • Continue to repeat (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/17/us/politics/trump-tweet-pershing-fact-check.html), with admiration, a false story about an American military general committing war crimes.

  • Mock the mayor of a world city (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/04/us/politics/britain-attack-trump-twitter-storm.html) for his careful, sober response to a terrorist attack.

  • Tell Americans that a march of torch-carrying white supremacists and neo-Nazis includes “some very fine people” (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/15/us/politics/trump-charlottesville-white-nationalists.html) — and when one of those marchers murders a peaceful counterprotester, condemn violence on “both sides” (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/15/us/politics/trump-press-conference-charlottesville.html).

  • Run an administration whose ethical standards have, in the words of the federal government's top ethics enforcer, made the United States “close to a laughingstock” (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/17/us/politics/walter-shaub-ethics.html).

  • Hide data (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/18/us/politics/refugees-revenue-cost-report-trump.html) that doesn't support your pre-existing policy preferences.

  • Admit to trying to intimidate a key witness (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/23/us/politics/trump-indicates-tape-tweet-was-meant-to-affect-comey-testimony.html) in a federal investigation.

  • Profit off the presidency (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/25/us/politics/trump-hotel-washington.html), accepting millions of dollars from foreign government officials, businesses, politicians and other supporters who pay a premium to patronize your properties and get access to you — while also attempting to hide the visitor lists (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/15/us/politics/trump-declines-to-release-list-of-his-visitors-at-mar-a-lago.html) at some of those properties from the public.

  • Promise to drain the swamp, then quietly grant ethics waivers (https://www.vox.com/2017/6/1/15723994/trump-ethics-waivers) to multiple former industry lobbyists who want to work in your administration.

  • Call for criminal investigations (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/15/us/politics/trump-obstruction-of-justice-reports.html) of your former political opponent, seven months after winning the election.

  • Appoint your family wedding planner (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/16/us/politics/trump-family-wedding-planner-to-head-new-yorks-federal-housing-office.html) to head a federal housing office.

  • Shove aside (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/25/us/politics/trump-push-aside-leader-montenegro-nato-summit.html) a fellow head of state at a photo-op.

  • Attack private citizens (http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/12/trump-attacks-union-leader-for-daring-to-fact-check-him.html) on Twitter.

  • Delegitimize federal judges (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/04/us/james-robart-judge-trump-ban-seattle.html) who rule against you.

  • Refuse to take responsibility (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/02/28/trump-passes-blame-for-yemen-raid-to-his-generals-they-lost-ryan) for military actions gone awry.

  • Fire the F.B.I. director (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/09/us/politics/james-comey-fired-fbi.html) in the middle of his expanding investigation into your campaign and your associates.

  • Accuse a former president, without evidence (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/04/us/politics/trump-obama-tap-phones.html), of an impeachable offense.

  • Employ top aides (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/14/us/politics/russia-intelligence-communications-trump.html) with financial and other connections (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/11/opinion/trump-russia-fbi-investigation.html) to a hostile foreign power.

  • Blame the judiciary, in advance (http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/02/trump-declares-the-court-system-a-national-security-threat.html), for any terror attacks.

  • Call the media “the enemy of the American people” (https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/832708293516632065).

  • Demand personal loyalty (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/11/us/politics/trump-comey-firing.html) from the F.B.I. director.

  • Threaten (https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2017/05/12/us/politics/ap-us-trump-fbi.html) the former F.B.I. director.

  • Accept foreign payments (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/22/us/politics/trump-foreign-payments-constitution-lawsuit.html) to your businesses, in possible violation of the Constitution.

  • Occupy the White House with the help of a hostile foreign power (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/06/us/politics/russian-hack-report.html).

  • Allow White House staff members to use their personal email for government business (http://www.newsweek.com/trump-emails-rnc-reince-priebus-white-house-server-548191).

  • Claim, without evidence (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/23/us/politics/donald-trump-congress-democrats.html), that millions of people voted illegally.

  • Fail to fire high-ranking members of your national security team for weeks, even after knowing they lied to your vice president (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/08/us/politics/michael-flynn-sally-yates-hearing.html) and exposed themselves to blackmail.

  • Refuse to release (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/22/us/politics/donald-trump-tax-returns.html) tax returns.

  • Hide the White House visitors' list (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/14/us/politics/visitor-log-white-house-trump.html) from the public.

  • Vacation at one of your private residences (https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/04/10/us/politics/trump-golf-course-getaways.html) nearly every weekend.

  • Criticize specific businesses for dropping your family members' products (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/08/business/ivanka-trump-nordstrom-tj-maxx.html).

  • Review and discuss highly sensitive intelligence in a restaurant (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/13/us/politics/mar-a-lago-north-korea-trump.html), and allow the Army officer carrying the “nuclear football” (http://www.latimes.com/politics/washington/la-na-essential-washington-updates-nuclear-football-1487013348-htmlstory.html) to be photographed and identified by name.

  • Obstruct justice (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/fbi-white-house-russia_us_58af73c1e4b0a8a9b780a067).

  • Hire relatives for key White House posts (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/15/us/politics/jared-kushner-ivanka-trump-white-house.html), and let them meet with foreign officials and engage in business at the same time.

  • Promote family businesses on federal government websites (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/24/us/politics/mar-a-lago-winter-white-house-state-department.html).

  • Tweet, tweet, tweet (https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/04/28/us/politics/donald-trump-twitter-100-days-of-tweets.html).

  • Collude with members of Congress to try to shut down investigations of you and your associates (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/30/us/politics/devin-nunes-intelligence-reports.html).

  • Threaten military conflict (http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-exclusive-idUSKBN17U04E) with other nations in the middle of news interviews.

  • Compare the U.S. intelligence community to Nazis (https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/819164172781060096).

  • Skip daily intelligence briefings (http://time.com/4597376/donald-trump-fox-news-intelligence-cia-russia).

  • Share highly classified information with a hostile foreign power (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/15/us/politics/trump-russia-classified-information-isis.html) without the source's permission.

  • Display complete ignorance (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/30/opinion/when-the-president-is-ignorant-of-his-own-ignorance.html) about international relations (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/13/world/europe/nato-trump.html), your own administration's policies (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/27/us/politics/trump-concedes-health-law-overhaul-is-unbelievably-complex.html), American history (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/05/us/politics/right-and-left-react-to-trumps-comments-on-the-civil-war.html) and the basic structure (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/apr/29/trump-blames-constitution-for-first-100-days-chaos-presidency) of our system of government.

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