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Donald Trump Is Trying to Kill You

To be more specific, Paul Krugman says:

There’s a lot we don’t know about the legacy Donald Trump will leave behind. And it is, of course, hugely important what happens in the 2020 election. But one thing seems sure: Even if he’s a one-term president, Trump will have caused, directly or indirectly, the premature deaths of a large number of Americans.

Some of those deaths will come at the hands of right-wing, white nationalist extremists, who are a rapidly growing threat, partly because they feel empowered by a president who calls them “very fine people.”

Some will come from failures of governance, like the inadequate response to Hurricane Maria, which surely contributed to the high death toll in Puerto Rico. (Reminder: Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens.)

Some will come from the administration’s continuing efforts to sabotage Obamacare, which have failed to kill health reform but have stalled the decline in the number of uninsured, meaning that many people still aren’t getting the health care they need. Of course, if Trump gets his way and eliminates Obamacare altogether, things on this front will get much, much worse.

But the biggest death toll is likely to come from Trump’s agenda of deregulation — or maybe we should call it “deregulation,” because his administration is curiously selective about which industries it wants to leave alone.

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My brain isn’t in a happy place, either

Chris Cristie bends over hand hands the korrupt krimson klown a jar of Vasoline (according to the Rude Pundit):

In his upcoming book, I’m Finished, disgraced Trump lackey and terrible former governor, Chris Christie, is brutally honest about all the people who dicked him over when he wanted to be Vice President or Attorney General. Trump did offer Christie the position of “special assistant to the president in the White House,” or “ball-washer,” and, to his credit, Christie declined. But of the people surrounding Trump, including his miserable cockmite of a son-in-law, Christie writes that they’re a “revolving door of deeply flawed individuals — amateurs, grifters, weaklings, convicted and unconvicted felons.” And on many occasions, “the president was ill served by poor advice.” As for Trump himself? Christie is nearly worshipful: “The president is utterly fearless and a unique communicator, Christie writes – and his main flaw is that he speaks on impulse and surrounds himself with people he should not trust.”

If all you hire are idiots, motherfuckers, and assholes, then that’s because you are some combination of those. And if you don’t recognize when your family members are too goddamn naive to do a job, that’s on you. But Christie’s defense of Trump here is something along the lines that he’s just a good-hearted boob who didn’t realize who he was putting in his administration. The truth is that he wants lickspittles to nuzzle up to his man-tits and suckle there. Whether they are criminals or naifs doesn’t matter as long as they drink his orange milk. (Note: my brain is not a happy place.)