Thursday, February 02, 2017

So yesterday Donald Trump hung up on the Australian prime minister and threatened to invade Mexico. How was your Wednesday? Update!

First this from CNN: 

During the US President's call with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Saturday, Trump objected to an agreement over the US receiving refugees, sources told CNN. All this a day after a call with Mexico's President, where a transcript showed Trump complaining about Mexico's "handling" of "tough hombres." 

Australia is an ally of the United States, with the two countries joining three other English-speaking countries in an intelligence sharing arrangement known as the "Five Eyes."

The disagreement came as the two leaders discussed an agreement, reached under the Obama administration, for the US to accept refugees from Australia who are living on islands in detention centers off the mainland due to strict government policies.

Sources say Trump insisted it was a very bad deal for the US to take 2,000 refugees and that one of them was going to be the next Boston bomber. 

Turnbull told Trump several times the agreement was for 1,250 refugees, not 2,000. He also said Australia was asking to submit them to the US for refugee screening, and if the refugees did not pass the US screening process, they would not come.

Ultimately Trump ended the call in frustration, and then later tweeted this out:
Once again, it is not "thousands" but rather 1,250.

But get this, that was not even the worst of Trump's phone calls with our allies.

Courtesy of the AP:  

President Donald Trump threatened in a phone call with his Mexican counterpart to send U.S. troops to stop "bad hombres down there" unless the Mexican military does more to control them itself, according to an excerpt of a transcript of the conversation obtained by The Associated Press. 

"You have a bunch of bad hombres down there," Trump told Pena Nieto, according to the excerpt given to AP. "You aren't doing enough to stop them. I think your military is scared. Our military isn't, so I just might send them down to take care of it." 

A person with access to the official transcript of the phone call provided only that portion of the conversation to The Associated Press. The person gave it on condition of anonymity because the administration did not make the details of the call public.

Both the Mexican government and the Trump administration tried to do a little  damage control, however this morning at the National Prayer Breakfast Trump made these remarks: 

"The world is in trouble, but we're going to straighten it out, OK? That's what I do - I fix things," Trump said after saying that freedom of religion was threatened. 

"Believe me, when you hear about the tough phone calls I'm having - don't worry about it. Just don't worry about it," he said.

"We're taken advantage of by every nation in the world virtually. It's not going to happen anymore," he said.

Actually I think I WILL worry about it. Quite a lot actually.

Remember these are FRIENDLY nations, just try to imagine how Trump is talking to countries that we don't consider allies.

Update: If you are looking for a leak concerning Trump's conversation with Putin, well you are unlikely to ever see that.


  1. Anonymous8:35 AM

    Do you believe djt talked Arnold S. At a prayer breakfast?

  2. Anonymous8:45 AM

    Keeping up..

    1. Anonymous9:00 AM

  3. Anonymous8:45 AM


    This man is our Emperor - PRAISE BE UNTO HIM! - and the sooner you and your little libtard blog buddies get that thru your thick skulls, the better!!

    Sure, he's a tough negotiator. Well, you HAVE to be tough - and possibly deranged - to make it in the rough and tumble world of reality TV. You doubt me? Ask JWOWWW from Jersey Shore!!!

    Anyway, it's not as if Emperor Drumpf is threatening to use nucular weapons against Iran, LOSERS!!

    Hang on, my Mom wants to tell me something...

    (music on hold)


    Ok, libtards, forget that last part about Drumpf not threatening Iran.


    1. ha. I am retired and have lived 25 years in Mexico. How do you think I should respond to the questions my neighbors are asking?

    2. Anonymous9:47 AM

      You missed the :), Edward.
      (But tell your neighbors that most of America, and certainly all of educated America, is as horrified as they are.)

    3. Anonymous9:55 AM

      Edward: tell them not to worry, because hair Führer tRump will, of course, 'take care of them'!
      (No, really, tell them to get their government to a high alert on their northern border, and to expect an invasion! :/ )

    4. Anonymous10:09 AM

      He's not my President....

    5. Beldar?

      Is your cone picking up transmissions from the White House?

      Were you listening in on the Putin call that has no recording?

    6. Anonymous2:28 PM

      Yeah, he's not Beldar's president, either.

      Just wait till President Obama gets back from vacation. He'll straighten that rat-humpin' orange mofo out, for sure....


  4. Anonymous8:51 AM

    Liar in Chief, First of all these are not illegal aliens they are refugees. He also accused the Australian PM of sending us “the next Boston Bomber” ( gee didn’t they come from russia) .

    Again trump rushes to lie and blame others, it is getting old after only two weeks. SAD

    In the mean time John Mc Cain called the Aussie Ambassador to smooth things out. SAD

    1. I'm hoping the call from McCain went something like "would you back us up if we replaced this idiot?"

  5. Anonymous8:56 AM

    Traitor trump begins payback for winning election:

    Trump Loosens Sanctions on Russian Security Service

    Two years ago the Obama administration issued an executive order that allowed the Treasury Department to sanction any organization engaged in "cyber-enabled activities...that are reasonably likely to result in, or have materially contributed to, a significant threat to the national security, foreign policy, or economic health or financial stability of the United States."

    In late 2016, in retaliation for the Russian interference with the US election, Obama issued another executive order. This one added the Russian security service (FSB) and several other Russian actors to the list of sanctioned organizations.

    Today, the Trump administration loosened these sanctions:

    1. Anonymous2:31 PM

      that couldnt possibly be the same Russia what hacked our election, could it????

      Like Drumpf says, I wouldnt worry about it. It's not like Putin himself is former FSB, right?

      Hold on, my Mom wants to tell me something....

      (music on hold)

    2. Anonymous6:56 PM

      Well maybe that is the problem.

      Putin was KGB and trump lifted the sanctions on FSB cuz no one told him they were the same thing.

  6. Anonymous8:57 AM


    1. Anonymous9:43 AM

      "There will be an in-house pool spray."
      "The Trump administration and Harley Davidson deny that there was ever a scheduled presidential visit"“But workers said preparations for the president were well underway."agents had already toured the Harley-Davidson facility in Menomonee Falls, said a hotel worker and two factory employees,"planned a massive protest outside of the Harley factory were completely unrelated to what the White House says was a matter of convenience." <RIGHT! The protesters are claiming victory because they kept Trump out of Milwaukee. The White House response of we were never going to go there anyway was weak. For those who oppose Trump, the message is clear. Protest long. Protest often, and never give up the fight."

    2. Anonymous10:08 AM

      I remember hearing on TV yesterday that there was supposed to be that meeting. Absolutely.

      Man, imagine if Trump had gone to WI with a change of clothes and had straddled a bike and tried pulling a W-Bush-in-uniform "mission accomplished" moment. Too funny. And gross. I did wonder today, with the motorcycles out by the WH, if Trump would make some sort of gesture about getting on one. He'd have looked like such a fat doofus.

    3. Anonymous3:30 AM

      Roflmao! I would have loved to see the fat boy on a Fat Boy! The tongue in cheek jokes that would have followed, would have been hilarious!

  7. Anonymous9:05 AM

    Dear Val, thanks for all your help, here is the first installment of the blackmail payments.

    P.S. I love my new stock certificates.
    Treasury exempts some IT products from Russia sanctions

    The Trump administration on Thursday relaxed the sanctions that the Obama administration placed on a Russian spy agency in retaliation for its alleged cyberattacks.

    The “general license” issued by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control appears to authorize U.S. companies to continue requesting licenses from Russia's Federal Security Service, or FSB, to sell American technology products in the country.

    The FSB was one of several individuals and entities former President Barack Obama hit with penalties over the suspected cyberassault that destabilized the Democratic Party and roiled Hillary Clinton's campaign.

    Treasury's directive covers "certain technology products," although it is unclear which products the license is intended to cover.

    The Treasury Department did not explain the reason for the exception.

    President Donald Trump has said that he is considering whether to reverse Obama’s sanctions on Moscow in exchange for increased Russian cooperation in the fight against the Islamic State.

  8. Anonymous9:09 AM

    Does he owe aussies and mexico money too? Oh good grief, we cannot have this buffoon speaking to our friends. When is the military going to remove this temporary illegitimate child from the building?

  9. Anonymous9:10 AM

    The "friendly" countries are quickly becoming "unfriended" by this insane administration. So, now, I guess our "friends" will be the likes of Putin and the far right nut jobs in some European countries. I miss President Obama and his well thought out foreign policy more every minute. Hillary Clinton and John Kerry were such talented diplomats. God help us all.

    1. Anonymous10:07 AM

      Why aren't the likes of President Obama, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, John Kerry, etc. jumping into this mess and starting the impeachment and takedown of Donald Trump?

      Trump is mentally off and needs to be impeached before he puts us in more wars and has out allies hating our guts!

      Bannon's status in our government needs to be banished as well!

      They do NOT represent most Americans!

    2. Anonymous11:20 AM

      @10:07 Really, people are still cracking jokes while we all just sit and "wait to see what will happen".
      Perhaps a 'Go Fund Me' for a hit-man?

    3. WA Skeptic12:50 PM

      Talking of military overthrow of a duly-elected government or of political assassinations isn't funny and could probably get you a very pointed visit by the Secret Service. Do yourself and Gryphen a favor and don't do that.

    4. Anonymous2:09 PM

      Who in the above comments talked about a military overthrow? Don't see it anywhere 12:50 PM

    5. Anonymous2:44 PM

      Sorry WA Skeptic. I should just stick to posting surveyor's symbols' on-line.

    6. Anonymous3:01 PM

      @ 10:07 How in the hell do you expect Obama, Hillary and Kerry to start impeachment process?

      They are private citizens, if it were left up to private citizens he would be long gone.

  10. Anonymous9:13 AM

    ON Thursday, Trump appeared at the National Prayer Breakfast where he proceeded to talk about himself, his reality tv show . . . then he talked about Schwarzenegger's ratings and asked the crowd to pray for Arnold.

    -- he said he would remove the prohibition on political activities by churches
    -- and re-appointed the Senate chaplain -- whom he does not appoint and who has been in the job since 2003.

    Dogshit ignorant does not start to describe Trump.

    1. Anonymous10:02 AM

      Donald Trump is fucking nuts! He shows it every time he opens that small anus mouth of his! JHC! Are we in trouble!

    2. Anonymous10:11 AM

      I think he asked them to pray for his show's ratings, blaming them on Arnie.

  11. Anonymous9:18 AM

    "Trump told Turnbull that if he agreed to take the refugees, he “was going to be killed” politically "Sky News in Australia confirmed that the call was cut short mid-conversation, with Trump being said to have “yelled” at Turnbull. The prime minister reportedly later told his aides: “Trump is a BULLY.”

    MEXICO" he threatened to send U.S. troops into the country: “You have a bunch of bad hombres down there. You aren’t doing enough to stop them. I think your military is scared. Our military isn’t, so I just might send them down to take care of it.” two leaders acknowledged their “clear and very public differences.”

    1. Anonymous10:00 AM

      Trump does NOT represent the majority of Americans! The title of potus needs to be taken from him ASAP. He assuredly needs to be impeached!

      He's going to be brought down in some manner - I see it coming. Those around him are not doing him any favors!

      Poor America, Americans and our beloved allies!

    2. Anonymous10:12 AM

      Interesting details about Trump and his call with the Australian Prime Minister Turnbull. Is tRUMP trying to overthrow the government of a US ally because the tRUMP adminiSStration has embedded white supremacist butt buddies in OZ?!

    3. Anonymous10:40 AM

      I stand with Our Friends in Mexico. Americans love Mexico. Many live there, work there, get healthcare there and blend peaceful and respectfully with their citizens. I am so sick of this man being a bully to everyone.
      I stand with Our Native Americans.
      I stand with Our Friends, the aussies.
      Mr. trump does not represent the USA. He is an illegitimate child from hell.

  12. Last night on of the MSNBC shows, I think Lawrence O'Donnell, trumps adim leaked that it was like "lord of the flies" in the West Wing. Such chaos!

    1. Groover Norquistling10:13 AM

      Mission Accomplished!

      Drown them in the bathtub!

  13. Anonymous9:29 AM

    OT?"The site now reads like an extremely patriotic fifth-grade book report. “Donald J. Trump is the 45th President of the United States,” placed in the context of this president’s mulish mediocrity, the cloned order feels like yet another example of our C student in chief copying someone else’s homework." { a 'F' in my grade book. For> FUCK}
    "The Trump team is marked by both a stubborn, fundamental absence of vision and a lack of moral qualms about taking other people’s stuff. All of this copying isn’t just a symptom of dullness or laziness or entitlement; it’s a complicated alloy of those things and more. It is brazen"

  14. Anonymous9:35 AM

    Rogue POTUS Staff ‏@RoguePOTUSStaff 1h1 hour ago

    POTUS causing alarm by saying arrest of Russian spies will offer pretext to drop sanctions, after they are "saddled" with DNC email hacks.

    Rogue POTUS Staff ‏@RoguePOTUSStaff 1h1 hour ago

    Seen as first tacit admission by POTUS of some level of complicity between him and Putin regarding Russian interference in election.

    Rogue POTUS Staff ‏@RoguePOTUSStaff 1h1 hour ago

    Orders on POTUS slip up are "We cannot let this get out!" #oops

  15. Anonymous9:35 AM

    Donald Trump, Michael Pence, and Stephen Bannon, you have brought terrible shame on our nation. Resign and go home.

  16. So was that the tough talk he had with Putin?
    Lying traitorous incompetnt predator.....

    1. Anonymous6:35 PM

      Witch one my dear? Both qualify for treason!

  17. Anonymous9:41 AM

    On the same day Rex Tillerson is confirmed, the House votes to kill a transparency rule for oil companies

    1. Anonymous10:10 AM

      Yep. I read a lot of details last night about all these regulations getting cut. So sickening.

      And the sanctions on Russia will be lifted. They've taken the first step in that regard. Exxon will get use of its 64 million acres in Russia for sure.

    2. They should be referred to as protections. They may regulate corporations but they protect people and our land, animals and natural resources.

      He is destroying protections.

  18. Anonymous9:43 AM

    Breitbart loses advertising deals with 818 companies due to grassroots campaign

    The far-right news outlet is facing a backlash in recent months

    1. Not to worry. Bannon now has access to a bottomless checkbook. He'll give Breitbart a Federal grant. Free money that never has to be paid back.

      And there's your state owned media. Official news outlet of the White House.

  19. Anonymous9:44 AM

    Trump's Supreme Court pick founded and led club called 'Fascism Forever' at his elite all-boys Washington prep school

    Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch founded and led a student group called the ‘Fascism Forever Club’ at his elite high school, can reveal.

    The club was set up to rally against the ‘left-wing tendencies’ of his professors while attending a Jesuit all-boys preparatory high school near Washington D.C.

    The name may be inconvenient for a Supreme Court nominee facing a tough confirmation battle. However it also shows the depth of Gorscuch’s right-wing credentials – and his penchant for mischief while attending his exclusive prep school in the 1980s.

    President Donald Trump nominated Gorsuch, a 49-year-old U.S. appellate judge, to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Tuesday.

    Gorsuch founded the ‘Fascism Forever Club’ during his freshman year at Georgetown Preparatory, a now-$30,000-a-year private Jesuit school that is one of the most selective in the United States.

    He served as president until he graduated in 1985, according to his senior yearbook.

    1. Boys will be boys!

    2. Anonymous10:31 AM

      And where is our sarah today?

    3. No wonder Trump picked him. He'll fit right in with the rest of his nominees.

    4. Anonymous6:33 PM

      don't you have a client to hump 1205?

  20. Anonymous9:51 AM

    Trump needs to be put out of his misery - i.e. admitted to a mental hospital. He's a fucking disaster and as deplorable as they come!

    It would be a good idea that he be impeached too!

    1. Anonymous10:34 AM

      I think you meant to say "Trump needs to be put out of OUR misery . . . "


  21. Anonymous10:12 AM

    California Prepares to Resist the President in Uncertain Times

    ..."We must prepare for very uncertain times and reaffirm the basic principles that have made California the great exception that it is," Governor Jerry Brown said in his State of the State speech on Jan. 24. Declaring that California would not compromise its crusade to fight climate change or stop welcoming immigrants with protective arms, he drew a line: "California is not turning back, not now, not ever."

    Silicon Valley tech CEOs are sending company-wide emails to calm employees rattled by Trump's Executive Orders limiting immigration and suspending the admission of refugees, vowing to use the President's invitations to meetings as chances to change his thinking. The legislature hired former Attorney General Eric Holder's law firm to advise the state on ways to push back while respecting Washington's authority. And California's delegation to D.C. is joining the chorus. "The nation is looking at us for leadership," Senator Kamala Harris tweeted on Jan. 28. "It's time to buckle up and fight."

    Since the discovery of gold fast-tracked the state's admittance to the U.S. in 1850, Californians have believed that this place is exceptional. And so it is today: from Hollywood to Silicon Valley, many see California leaning not to the left but forging ahead in a way that can "set an example for the rest of the country," as Brown said in his speech. In the era of Trump, that means continuing to advance a progressive public agenda on everything from renewable energy to gun laws to health care. There is no question that the state, with the sixth largest economy in the world, has the numbers, dollars and clout to at the very least serve as the center of the Trump opposition in America.

  22. Anonymous10:14 AM

    Anyone notice how Trump and Spicer are now complaining about Obama every day?

    I really hope the Obamas don't stay silent and show respect for the institution forever. BO should at least be candid in his book if he's not going to speak up or give others the green light to do it.

    1. They will never escape the comparison and will always be found wanting.

      They more they do, the more obvious their shortfall is.

      Every week those approval ratings are going to go down until they hit rock bottom. Trump will find a new bottom. He'll hit lowest ever. Even lower than GW and that will be an accomplishment.

  23. Anonymous10:17 AM

    How Jews and Christians In This Texas Town Are Helping Muslims Whose Mosque Burned Down

    After a mosque in the small town of Victoria, Tex. burned to the ground last weekend, the local Jewish and Christian communities there have come together to help those affected.

    Members of the B’Nai Israel temple gave the keys to their synagogue to the Muslim community so they would have a place to worship, USA Today reports, and four churches in the town also offered space for the mosque's Muslim congregation to hold services, according to NPR.

    “Jewish community members walked into my home and gave me a key to the synagogue,” Dr. Shahid Hashmi, a cofounder of the Victoria Islamic Center, told the New York Times.

    "We were very happy to do this,” Melvin Lack, treasurer of Congregation B’Nai Israel told USA Today. “You feel what’s happening in the community and everyone reacts.”

    The fire occurred just hours after President Donald Trump announced the controversial executive order that bans immigrants from seven-Muslim majority countries, according to USA Today. However, the cause of the incident hasn't been determined yet, and authorities there are still investigating.

    “We are praying that it is an accident because the thought of actually somebody doing something terrible like that is beyond imagination,” said Abe Ajrami, a member of the mosque, according to the Advocate.

    Children from the the local Catholic school in Victoria also visited the mosque on Wednesday, forming what the Islamic Center called a "human chain of love and peace," according to a Facebook post. The students also presented the Muslim community with a tree.

    "The tree will be planted in the grounds of our new mosque & prominently displayed to remind us of this beautiful moment," the post reads. "This is the spirit of love where the cross hugs the crescent."

    In addition, the Islamic Center also received financial support: A GoFundMe page has raised more than $1 million for reconstruction, according to USA Today. By Monday, the day after the page was created, the campaign was already close to hitting its target of $850,000.

  24. Anonymous10:20 AM

    Rogue POTUS Staff Retweeted
    George Takei ‏@GeorgeTakei 1h1 hour ago

    George Takei Retweeted USA TODAY

    And here we have it. Full betrayal, the evidence all there before us. Easing sanctions on the very cyber groups responsible for the hacks.

  25. Anonymous10:30 AM

    drumpt says no funding to UC Berkley due to freedom of speech issue. Really? Breitbart is a lying fake news outlet dirty rag. And it does not fit into education. It fits in the garbage can.

  26. Tracks day just got worse. Looks like prosecution is serious this time. No more mommy money.

    1. abbafan12:47 PM

      GOOD!!! fuckin' palins need to learn a lesson!! P.S. fuck off fat alicia!!

    2. Anonymous6:33 PM

      are you sure her name is Alicia?

  27. Anonymous11:00 AM

    Trump’s Presidency Is Crashing And Burning As 40% Of Americans Want Him Impeached

    A new PPP poll reveals that the number of Americans who want President Trump impeached has jumped from 35% to 40% in one week.

    It has taken Trump 13 days to match the level of unpopularity that George W. Bush achieved in six years in office.

    The rejection of the Trump presidency is already having a crippling effect on the psyche of this president and his White House. Trump and his staff have spent much of their first two weeks in office attacking the media and fighting about crowd sizes and other points that go to the heart of the legitimacy argument over his presidency.

    National protests have become near weekly events, as each Trump action is revealing itself to be more unpopular than the last. The American people are watching something that has never been seen before. A US presidency isn’t getting off the ground. Trump’s presidency is crashing during takeoff.

    The American people want Trump impeached, and perhaps the best argument that Democrats can make for taking back the Congress in 2018 is a promise to reverse Trump’s executive actions and to investigate this president.

    1. Anonymous3:14 PM

      Well finally his polls numbers are going up:)

    2. It's certainly the best argument against his nominees for cabinet and for Supreme Court.

      You don't want to be having hearings while the moron who nominated them is being impeached. You certainly don't want to confirm anyone nominated by a buffoon who won't be in the White House by the end of the month.

  28. Anonymous1:26 PM


    Time to see whose team #NOTMYPRESIDENT plays for!

    Does #NOTMYPRESIDENT side with his Puppet Master or with America and the world?

    The Hill:
    McCain to Trump: Send weapons to Ukraine

    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is calling on President Trump to send lethal aid to Ukraine after attacks this week were blamed on Russia-backed rebels.

    “In the first of what will be many tests for your new administration, Russia and its proxy forces launched attacks against Ukrainian forces this week, killing at least seven Ukrainian soldiers and wounding dozens more,” McCain wrote in a letter to Trump released Thursday...

    1. Anonymous1:37 PM

      Don't push it McCain. Emperor Trump has his baby fingers on the Nuclear Football and is waiting to thrust his newly found power on the first sorry bastard and country who tests his loyalty to his bro-ski.

    2. Anonymous2:07 PM

      Chernobyl Area will be a Threat Zone.
      It has been Tested and Studied.

    3. Anonymous2:50 PM


    4. Anonymous6:31 PM

      EXCUSE ME!

      Russia is not Putin's to play with...

  29. Anonymous2:40 PM

    DO NOT Normalize!

  30. Anonymous2:43 PM

    drumpf is drugged OUT!>little tine prostate problem?

  31. Anonymous3:12 PM

    It appears the GOP has ALWAYS been the KKK.

  32. Anonymous3:16 PM

    Enough of the lame excuses “He is getting use to the job”, “just donald being donald, telling it like it is”,” he was tired”, “how refreshing”.

    He is a tyrant, end of story. He is also a nincompoop. There is absolutely NO excuse to demean any foreign dignitary, there is no excuse to yell or hang up either. Then to turn around and lie about it is even worse.

    I am certain if trump could figure out a way to make a profit off of refugees, they would be coming in by the millions: he could set up tent cities and contract for trump clothes, water and food.

    1. Anonymous3:45 PM

    2. Anonymous4:53 PM

      Can you even begin to imagine what would have been said by Republicans if it was indicated President Obama was 'tired' while doing segments of his job as POTUS during his two terms?

      Trump is a bafoon - 70 years old - physically and mentally slow - nasty - impaired - inept - reactionary and has no clue about our government, allies, history, norms, procedures, etc.

      He needs to be impeached before he further ruins our country and creates more wars and very likely a civil one within our own country!

      Trump will never be as good a potus as was President Obama!

  33. Anonymous4:00 PM


  34. Anonymous4:19 PM

    Orange fuckwit claims they're illegal immigrants, they're not, they're bona fide refugees who've been vetted for years.

    Lying orange fuckhead says they're in prison, theyre' not- in fact they're not even in Australia.

    AND THE WHOLE DEAL WAS that Muslim-hating Australia could unload these genuine vetted refugees (who should have been admitted to Australia according to United Nations protocol) on the United States and the Australian Far Right would bring in some (no doubt Pentecostalist and possibly freshly-converted) CHRISTIAN refugees from Africa.

    Because no fucking country can have too many fundamentalist Xians, right?


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