When Barack Obama departed the White House a year ago, his legacy appeared to face mortal peril. Liberals, with their tendency toward hysteria, and conservatives, with their tendency toward gloating, united behind this belief. “Donald Trump has the power to rip Barack Obama’s legacy out by its roots,” asserted a story in Vox. “Brick by brick, President Trump is trying to tear down what Mr. Obama built,” reported the New York Times. “The trade deal? Canceled. The climate pact? Forget it. Cuba? Partially reversed. Health care? Unresolved, but to be repealed if he can navigate congressional crosscurrents.” … [Read more...] about Trump Hasn’t Destroyed Obama’s Legacy. He’s Revealed How Impressive It Was.
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It's not clear, even if Trump loses, how much of the material would become public, since some records would go to a confidential grand-jury investigation in New York and the rest, sought by committees of the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives, could contain highly sensitive information not just about Trump, but also about other members of his family and businesses. … [Read more...] about Supreme Court expected to rule on Trump tax records
Cooper said, “Today the president of the United States did something rare: He expressed a notion that we can all agree on, that kids belong in the classroom — but then made it quite clear beyond what it means to himself and his re-election, he doesn’t actually care about those kids at all. He doesn’t care about their health and safety, nor the health of their teachers and parents, and federal guidelines for keeping them safe.” … [Read more...] about CNN’s Cooper: Trump Doesn’t Care About the ‘Health and Safety’ of Kids, Teachers and Parents
Another key member of the task force, Dr. Deborah Birx, did attend. She said she saw "encouraging" signs in hot-spot states such as Florida, Texas and Arizona, for instance citing a dip in positivity rates in testing results. But Birx added that states running into trouble should go back to phase one of their opening plans, a statement that puts her at odds with Trump's warnings that America must continue to open the economy. … [Read more...] about Trump scorns science — and wants his scientists to do the same
More recently, when four economists who advised Trump during the campaign — Steve Forbes, Larry Kudlow, Arthur Laffer and Stephen Moore — wrote in a New York Times op-ed that “now is the time to move it forward with urgency,” someone in the White House flagged the piece for the president … The op-ed came out on a Wednesday. By Friday, Trump was telling the Associated Press, “I shouldn’t tell you this, but we’re going to be announcing, probably on Wednesday, tax reform,” startling his own aides who had not yet prepared such a plan. Like a small child, the president’s day-to-day behavior is deeply influenced by the media he’s exposed to. At times, this fact may yield better outcomes than we’d get from a right-wing leader with a coherent and consistent worldview; at others, it may yield much, much worse ones. … [Read more...] about Trump Consults Fake-News Memes When Contemplating Climate-Change Policy