Monday, March 12, 2018

Trump Log #34: The F Team

It has been a while since I have done a Trump Log. This isn't because things have gotten better, on the contrary. It is so absurdly bad, it is difficult to wrap your head around it. I also find it depressing. I live here in the deep dark Winter of Vermont. I don't need extra causes for depression in my life. A break from his madness was badly needed.

What has happened since I last wrote a Trump log.  Well, for one, he still hasn't filled a number of positions. Major officers haven't been filled. Hundreds are still unfilled. Some are being held by temporary hold-overs from the Obama administration and they will expire soon. So few people actually want to work with this administration, so they may be having difficulty filling jobs. They are digging deep. He recently nominated his personal pilot to be the head of the FAA. The A team ... they never applied. The B team ... the few of them that were in his administration have quit by now.  The C team ... eh. We're on the F team now.

Trump Log:

Monday 3/5/18 - State department granted 150 million and spent zero. (Source: New York Times)

Tuesday 3/6/18 - Trump wants a tariff on foreign steel and aluminum.  This is good for one industry: American steel.  This hurts every other downstream industry (aka everything that uses steel).  It also hurts other countries which may possible cause a trade war. The last major trade war in American history was in the 1930's. Only 2% of our steel we import come from China. The rest comes from allies like Canada, our major importer of steel. (Source: New York Times)

Wednesday 3/7/18 - Days before Trump announced the steel tariff, an administration insider dumped millions of dollars in steel related stocks. The corruption in his administration is like nothing we've seen before. (Source: Washington Post)

Thursday 3/8/18 - Perhaps the most pressing public works project in the country is the New York City subway system. The old tunnels are in bad shape. A new tunnel to New Jersey is badly needed. Trump is playing politics with the funding of this project. Once again, a Republican is making a political foot ball with the lives of New Yorkers. (Source: New York Times)

Friday 3/9/18 - Give the NRA another win. Trump reverses the ban on elephant trophy hunting. (Source: Washington Post)

Saturday 3/10/18 - Trump's HUD (Housing and Urban Development) secretary Ben Carson is considering removing anti-discrimination language from their mission statement. (Source: Washington Post)

Sunday 3/11/18 - Trump's hush money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels, during his campaign for president, may have broken some campaign finance laws. (Source: Washington Post)

Prior Trump Logs:
Issue # 1 - posted November 15th, 2016
Issue # 2 - posted November 22nd, 2016
Issue # 3 - posted November 29th, 2016
Issue # 4 - posted December 6, 2016
Issue # 5 - posted December 12, 2016
Issue # 6 - posted December 19, 2016
Issue # 7 - posted December 26, 2016
Issue # 8 - posted January 3, 2017
Issue # 9 - posted January 10, 2017
Issue #10 - posted January 17, 2017
Issue #11 - posted January 24, 2017
Issue #12 - posted January 31, 2017
Issue #13 - posted February 7, 2017
Issue #14 - posted February 14, 2017
Issue #15 - posted February 21, 2017
Issue #16 - posted February 28, 2017
Issue #17 - posted March 7, 2017
Issue #18 - posted March 14, 2017
Issue #19 - posted March 21, 2017
Issue #20 - posted March 28, 2017
Issue #21 - posted April 5, 2017
Issue #22 - posted April 11, 2017
Issue #23 - posted April 18, 2017
Issue #24 - posted April 25, 2017
Issue #25 - posted May 2, 2017
Issue #26 - posted May 9, 2017
Issue #27 - posted May 16, 2017
Issue #28 - posted May 23, 2017
Issue #29 - posted May 30, 2017
Issue #30 - posted June 6, 2017
Issue #31 - posted June 13, 2017
Issue #32 - posted June 20, 2017
Issue #33 - posted June 27, 2017

1 comment:

Olga Hebert said...

The F Team is exactly right. I don't watch very much news anymore because I don't like to take the chance of hearing his voice. I do read the Washington Post and most of what I read makes me embarrassed for the country.