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Trump's Attacks on Press, Judiciary Have Stopped Being Funny

January 12, 2018 in Blogs

By Heather Digby Parton, Salon

His disdain for an independent judiciary has only become more fervent as president.

Donald Trump held his little televised negotiation pageant on Tuesday, in an attempt to prove he hasn't lost his marbles. Since he didn't robotically repeat the words “no collusion” over and over again, he received some good reviews from the media in the immediate aftermath. On Wednesday he undid all that with another early morning tweetstorm, as well as a photo op with his cabinet in which, instead of talking about the agenda as planned, he whined about the media and forgot to address any issues. His “stable genius” tour collapsed in less than 24 hours.

But it's not wise to chalk all this up to Trumpian craziness and forget about what he's saying. He is still the president of the United States, the most powerful job on the planet, and he's backed by a party that is increasingly willing to cater to his whims to keep him happy. He was not a happy president on Wednesday morning:

In the first, he once more demeans the justice system, calling it broken and unfair because it issued a ruling he doesn't like. Recall that <a target=_blank href="http://feeds.feedblitz.com/~/t/0/0/alternet/~https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/donald-trump-muslim-ban-federal-judges-political-ruling-immigration-travel-restrictions-a7569341.html" …read more


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