Tag Archives: Hot Air

Bannon friend on revenge: “You have no idea. This is gonna be really f***ing bad.” Update: The Trump presidency we fought for is over, says Bannon

I’m treating this as confirmation that my hot take was right all along, that Bannon reached the point where he preferred to be martyred by “globalists” than to stick around and share blame for a disappointing presidency. Or maybe that’s just his after-the-fact spin to save face? Either way, the fallout will be entertaining. “He’s Read More…

GOP congressman: Some of us really want Mueller to find something we can use to impeach Trump

Whatever. We’ve been through around eight iterations of “Republicans ready to dump Trump” since the primaries began last year. They didn’t do it at the convention, they didn’t do it after the “Access Hollywood” tape, they’re not going to do it over his Charlottesville spin, and they’re not going to do it for Mueller unless Read More…

Poll: Plurality believes far-right groups were *not* mostly to blame for violence in Charlottesville

Your daily reminder via Survey Monkey and Axios that virtually all issues are partisan now. Since our national future of Antifa reds slugging it out with alt-right brownshirts in running street battles looks increasingly assured, we might as well start tracking reaction polls like this: Watching media coverage, you’d think Trump is nearly alone in Read More…

Hmm: Did NAFTA really cost US 700,000 jobs?

It depends on who you ask, how you count … and why. The Trump administration wants to force Mexico and Canada into significant concessions in NAFTA renegotiation talks, and its representative took a hard line in his opening remarks: “We cannot ignore the huge trade deficits, the lost manufacturing jobs, the businesses that have closed Read More…

Axios: Bannon firing decision “imminent”; Drudge: “Hell of a run”; Update: NYT says Trump’s decided; Update: Circa reporter: Bannon resigned two weeks ago; Update: Out today

Color me skeptical about an “imminent” end to Steve Bannon’s White House career, even with Jonathan Swan’s normally good antennae. Swan reports at Axios that an internal review of leaks and of Bannon’s activities has concluded, and that John Kelly will make the go/no-go decision on firing Donald Trump’s political strategist. Whether or not Bannon Read More…

Missouri Dem: Heck no, I won’t resign after calling for Trump’s assassination

At least Missouri voters have found a symbol of unity in this fractious times. After posting to Facebook a wish that someone would assassinate Donald Trump, state legislator Maria Chappelle-Nidal has suddenly found politics a lonely forum indeed. Leaders of both parties, including Republican Governor Eric Greiten and Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill, have demanded Chappelle-Nadal’s Read More…