Former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele has had quite enough of the lies from failed, one-term former President Donald Trump and his enablers in Congress, especially Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), who admits he spoke with Trump on January 6, but claims he can’t recall whether it was before a mob of domestic terrorists stormed the Capitol.
When he was asked this week about exactly when he did talk to Trump on that fateful January day, Jordan remarked:
If you gave a response like that in court, a jury would take about two minutes of deliberation before they found you guilty as homemade sin and sent you to prison for a few hundred years.
Steele saw the video of a very nervous Jordan and told Lincoln Project TV it pissed him off. He didn’t mince words when he laid out his reaction:
Yes, yes, and hell yes! Thank you for saying what we were all thinking, Michael.
Jim Jordan (just like his tangerine messiah) has been lying his entire life, and now he’s facing serious consequences for his role on the Capitol riots that left five people dead. He’s a disgusting piece of dung who needs to be flushed into the sewer of historical traitors.
According to former White House Chief of Staff, who served under the failed leadership of one-term, twice-impeached former President Donald Trump, the ex-president is now meeting “with his cabinet members” at Bedminster Country Club in New Jersey, even though Trump is no longer president and his “cabinet members” are nothing but private citizens who no longer run any federal agencies or departments.
Meadows made his comments during an appearance the Newsmax show “Cortes & Pelligrino,” telling host Steve Cortes:
Does Mark Meadows not realize that Trump is no longer president? And what’s with the cryptic bullshit about “plans to move forward in a real way”? Is that a warning that another insurrection is being planned? Or is Meadows just repeating what he’s been told to say by Trump so the failed POTUS can try and pretend he’s still relevant politically?
Donald Trump isn’t and never will be president of the United States again. He’s a washed-up retiree who’s trying to scam as much money as he can to try and pay his legal bills, which are mounting and probably run in the millions of dollars already.
Mark Meadows, on the other hand, is just a delusional sycophant who probably fantasizes about one day returning to the White House and trying to destroy the country in new and dangerous ways.
Wanna know who Trump is really meeting with? The dude who works for him and serves him his lunch each and every day and the losers he plays golf with when he’s not taking a nap or having his diaper changed.
Poor Ted Cruz. The Texas senator wants so badly to pretend that he has a sense of humor and is a master of internet trolling, but the problem is his efforts at trolling always come back to slap him right upside his moronic grin.
This time Teddy decided he’d try to make fun of President Joe Biden, a man who has accomplished more in his life than Cruz ever will.
Cruz saw a posting on the right-wing website The Daily Caller referencing Biden saying that he had once had the honor of driving an 18-wheel truck. Rather than just letting that pass, Teddy thought he’d post a photo of himself sitting in the cab of a truck with the caption: “Pics or it didn’t happen.”
That’s the best Cruz can do? No wonder his Senate colleagues reportedly hate him. He’s a douchebag with no sense of humor who thinks he’s superior to everyone else.
It didn’t take long before Twitter gave Cruz a giant dose of internet karma:
While it’s been clear for months that former President Donald Trump was directly involved in fomenting the violence that took place on January 6 at the U.S. Capitol, reporting fromThe New York Times suggests that some Republicans in Congress also played a role in the efforts to subvert the 2020 election and keep power through a violent uprising.
Specifically, the Times reveals that notes taken by a top deputy to then-Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen point directly to a coordinated effort between Trump and members of Congress. Those notes, which were handwritten by deputy AG Richard Donoghue, report what Trump told Rosen:
That, many legal experts said after reading the Times report, is a literal smoking gun, and it means that several Republicans in Congress are facing subpoenas for their testimony before the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol.
Philip Bump of The Washington Postfocused in on the notation from Donoghue:
“What Donoghue’s notes suggest is that Trump had fully bought into the effort that would eventually become his Alamo: having Republican legislators block the electoral-vote counting due to take place at the Capitol on Jan. 6.”
Failing to certify counting of the electoral votes would have resulted in a Constitutional crisis. The added chaos of a riot at the Capitol would have provided the perfect opportunity for Trump to declare a national emergency and refuse to hand over the reins of power to Joe Biden. It also would have provided an “excuse” for a coup d’etat. And it would have even had the blessing of a faction in Congress.
Once again, quoting Philip Bump:
“Some congressional Republicans clearly did their best to aid Trump’s effort. On the morning of Jan. 6, (Rep Mo) Brooks spoke before Trump at a rally outside the White House. It was time, he said, to ‘start taking down names and kicking ass.’ It’s not clear if any of those in attendance did the former, but some clearly did the latter.”
Brooks, along with Reps. Jim Jordan, Jim Banks, Lauren Boebert, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Kevin McCarthy (and perhaps others) should be compelled to testify before the 1/6 committee. If they aren’t, expect a repeat of what we saw in January to take place in 2024. And if that happens, it will be the end of the American experiment with democracy and the beginning of fascism.
As he faces legal problems in several states and his name continues to be associated with the hatred, violence, and cruelty he inflicted on the country during his four years in office, Donald Trump is also watching as his business begins to circle the drain.
The Associated Press reports that Trump condos in several cities are selling for one-third of their original value, a stunning reversal of fortune for a man who built his brand and name on luxury at any price:
“An Associated Press review of more than 4,000 transactions over the past 15 years in 11 Trump-branded buildings in Chicago, Honolulu, Las Vegas and New York found prices for some condos and hotel rooms available for purchase have dropped by one-third or more.
“That’s a plunge that outpaces drops in many similar buildings, leaving units for sale in Trump buildings to be had for hundreds of thousands to up to a million dollars less than they would have gone for years ago.”
Some of the reduction in value may be attributable to the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic has hit real estate hard, but the bad associations of anything carrying the Trump name aren’t helping, especially since many people recall the insurrection that took place at the U.S. Capitol on January 6 shortly after the former president urged his supporters to march on Congress:
“After Trump was accused of whipping up the mob that stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6, things got really bad. Banks vowed not to lend to him, the PGA canceled a tournament at his New Jersey golf course, and New York City fired him as manager of a public course in the Bronx. Several brokers say many potential buyers won’t even look at Trump buildings now.”
In Chicago and Las Vegas, the fall in Trump property values has been even more dramatic:
“In Las Vegas, prices at Trump’s hotel have fallen 4% since he took office four years ago, while average prices for three dozen other hotels in the city that also sell condominiums and rooms rose 14%, according to data collected by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices broker Forrest Barbee. Since the Trump building opened a dozen years ago, prices per square foot have fallen 66%.”
Ondel Hylton, senior content director at CityRealty, had this to say about what’s happening with Trump-branded properties:
Donald Trump probably thought being president would be a boon to his company. But it turns out his father was right: He’s a failure, no matter what he attempts.