Donald Trump slinked away to South Florida early Wednesday morning, too petty and too tiny to attend the inauguration of his successor, Joe Biden.

The past four years have shown Trump to be remarkably incurious, unintelligent, hot-tempered, dangerous, and ill-equipped for and uninterested in the job to which he was elected.

The long-term effects of Trump’s time in office won’t be known for decades. But to say nothing of the incalculable— the erosion of American democracy, increased civil unrest, the damage to the nation’s world standing and respect, the enabling of strongmen and authoritarians around the world, replacing untold career…


There are sour grapes, then there is the pathetic farewell that Donald Trump has embarked on over the past 2.5 months.

He baselessly denied the election results for months. He fomented an insurrection of mad MAGA-ites at the Capitol. He rarely left the White House or appeared in public.

Trump is wrapping up the pathetic excuse of lame-duckdom by leaving the White House early Wednesday morning — so he doesn’t have to ask Joe Biden for his permission to use government aircraft — after crafting a celebration for himself.

But, to add feebleness to embarrassment, Trump touted the past four…


It’s the fourth time in four years Trump has desecrated the day and man

In one final act befitting the past four years — on Martin Luther King Jr. Day no less — the Donald Trump administration published a report attempting to whitewash slavery from the history books.

Apparently triggered by the “1619 Project” from The New York Times, which examined the consequences of slavery and the contributions of Black Americans to the nation, the Trump administration published what they dubbed the “1776 Report” on Monday.

The report, written by a group of mostly white and conservative academics, claims that…


With less than 72 hours left in Donald Trump’s time in office, there is apparently one last corrupt act to undertake by his team: dollars for clemency.

According to a report by the New York Times, the Trump team is raking in cash, selling indirect access to Trump in his final days. The pitch from those currently in or once in Trump’s inner orbit: pay tens of thousand of dollars to leverage connections for a pardon.

As President Trump prepares to leave office in days, a lucrative market for pardons is coming to a head, with some of his allies…


Donald Trump has treated COVID-19 like it’s a non-issue for a year. In many ways, it’s likely the biggest contributor to his losing the 2020 election. Even getting the disease didn’t change his public attitude about it, even as he feared it killing him like it did his friend.

His complete apathy in proactively combating the coronavirus, or at a minimum imploring Americans take the virus seriously, has led to hundreds of thousands of deaths, millions of illnesses and untold business being shuttered forever. The final figures will look far, far worse.

Things have gotten even worse since his election…


Moving day at the White House is rapidly approaching, as Donald Trump is spending his final weekend in office largely alone.

With many aides resigning, and others avoiding Trump, his Friday was filled with nothing except the My Pillow guy. He came to the White House, to apparently try to coerce Trump to revive election fraud claims — and maybe invoke martial law — which even Trump and his team found exasperating.

Trump is already looking to next week, which includes planning himself a diplomatic send off at Joint Base Andrews.

Trump has requested a large sendoff to…


1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is a gloomy place for Donald Trump these days. The moving boxes have arrived, resignations came early and everyone is trying to avoid his wrath.

Just six days out from Joe Biden taking over the Oval Office, Trump’s time is ending with a whimper and anger.

Reportedly, even the mere mention of Richard Nixon’s name can draw a tirade, with Trump’s not-so-tacit admission that he need a pardon but also that can’t count on Mike Pence to deliver him one if he was to resign.

Trump shut the idea down [of resigning] almost immediately. And he has…


Of the four presidential impeachments in American history, Trump has two

Donald Trump made the sort of history that no president wants to make: he became the first in American history to be impeached twice.

Expanded further, of the 20 federal officers ever impeached by the House, Trump is the only one ever impeached twice.

To add insult to injury, it was the most bipartisan presidential impeachment vote ever taken.

The House adopted a single article of impeachment, voting 232 to 197 to charge Mr. …


Of the few promises that Donald Trump made while campaigning in 2015 and 2016, the most prominent one was that he’d build a “big, beautiful wall” at the southern border. So it only makes sense he’d wrap up his time in office standing in the shadow of his failed vanity project.

Trump traveled to Alamo, Texas on Tuesday, likely in his final trip in office, to take one last gander at the wall and deliver a speech to a few dozen border patrol agents.

The wall, Trump swore, would span from coast-to-coast. …


During the insurrection inspired and encouraged by Donald Trump on January 6, there was panic and mania in the Capitol. But Trump, according to a Washington Post report, did absolutely nothing, and had to coaxed by multiple people into taking action.

He was too busy delightedly watching on TV from the White House.

But as senators and House members trapped inside the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday begged for immediate help during the siege, they struggled to get through to the president, who — safely ensconced in the West Wing — was too busy watching fiery TV images of the crisis…

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