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The Week in Trump is my blog outlet to keep me from annoying my Facebook friends. It also includes dates and locations of upcoming anti-Trump protests nationwide, useful tools for activists, and a collection of the top Trump stories, editorials, memes and videos each week from January – July 2017, with a focus on Russia, conflicts of interest, and mental instability.


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The Mueller Investigation:
Why Trump’s Finances and Beauty Pageants are 100% Relevant to Russia


Featured Articles and Editorials:


Main Stories


White Supremacists in Charlottesville


Tina Fey’s Spectacular SNL Takedown of Trump – Making SNL Funny Again

Read the transcript of Donald Trump’s jaw-dropping press conference
(CNBC – 8/15/17)

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Remarkable documentary by VICE about the events in Charlottesville, including interviews with people on both sides of the protest:

How the Charlottesville Attacker Became Radicalized
(VICE – 8/14/17)

Charlottesville Suspect Allegedly Hit His Mom in Fight Over Video Games
(VICE – 8/14/17)

What We Know About James Alex Fields, Driver Charged in Charlottesville Killing
(New York Times – 8/13/17)

“Why we voted for Donald Trump”: David Duke explains the white supremacist Charlottesville protests
(Vox – 8/12/17)

Car Hits Crowd After White Nationalist Rally in Charlottesville Ends in Violence
(New York Times – 8/12/17)

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North Korea


Mullen: Trump’s rhetoric on North Korea ‘has taken away options’
(Politico – 8/13/17)

Trump Says Military Is ‘Locked and Loaded’ and North Korea Will ‘Regret’ Threats
(New York Times – 8/11/17)

Trump threatens North Korea with “fire and fury

Trump: Maybe ‘fire and fury’ statement on North Korea wasn’t tough enough
(CNBC – 8/10/17)

Meet Kim Jong-un, a Moody Young Man With a Nuclear Arsenal
(New York Times – 8/10/17)

North Koreans stage massive rally in show of defiance against Donald Trump
(The Independent – 8/10/17)

North Korea Guam missile strike plan ‘ready by mid-August’
(BBC – 8/1017)

‘God has given Trump authority to take out Kim Jong Un,’ evangelical adviser says
(Washington Post – 8/9/17)

A 25-Year Army Vet Explains the North Korea Warning Sign He’s Waiting For
(Esquire – 8/9/17)

North Korea now making missile-ready nuclear weapons, U.S. analysts say
(Washington Post – 8/8/17)


Trump and Russia


Trump Praises Putin Instead of Critiquing Cuts to U.S. Embassy Staff
(New York Times – 8/10/17)

Unarmed Russian Air Force jet overflies the Pentagon, Capitol, CIA
(CNN – 8/10/17)

Low-Flying Russian Surveillance Plane Flies Over Capitol and Pentagon
(Time – 8/10/17)

Interactive Timeline: Everything We Know About Russia and President Trump
(Bill Moyers & Company – 8/717)

Maybe What Russia Wants From Trump Is Permission to Launder Its Dirty Money
(Slate – 7/20/18)


Mueller Investigation


FBI conducted predawn raid of former Trump campaign chairman Manafort’s home
(Washington Post – 8/9/17)

Why is the FBI so interested in Paul Manafort that agents were literally at his door before dawn?
(Washington Post – 8/9/17)

Trump Seeks to Rally Political Base as Mueller Probe Accelerates
(Bloomberg – 8/4/17)

Mueller Seeks White House Documents on Flynn
(New York Times – 8/4/17)

Mueller impanels grand jury in Russia probe
(The Hill – 8/3/17)

Mueller Plunges Across Trump’s Red Line
(The Atlantic – 8/3/17)

Former Justice Department official joins Mueller team
(Reuters – 8/1/17)


Conflicts of Interest


Secret Service quits Trump Tower in dispute over lease
(BBC – 8/4/17)


Mental Illness


Full transcript: Trump’s Wall Street Journal interview
The president sat down with the Journal’s editor-in-chief Gerard Baker in the Oval Office on July 25
(Politico – 8/1/17)

‘This deal will make me look terrible’: Full transcripts of Trump’s calls with Mexico and Australia
(Washington Post – 8/3/17)

Those Calls to Trump? White House Admits They Didn’t Happen
(New York Times – 8/2/17)


National Mood


New ad by the National Rifle Association directed at New York Times: “We’re Coming for You”

… and a previous NRA ad from about a month ago:

 

Poll: Half of Republicans would back postponing 2020 election if Trump proposed it
(The Hill – 8/10/17)


Other Stories That You Should Know About


Venezuela calls Trump’s warning of possible military action a ‘crazy act’
(CNN – 8/12/17)

Trump attacks on McConnell bring rebukes from fellow Republicans
(Washington Post – 8/10/17)

Blackwater Founder Erik Prince Urges Trump to Privatize Afghan War & Install Viceroy to Run Nation
(Democracy Now – 8/9/17)

Donald Trump ‘handed folder of positive news clippings twice a day by White House staff’
(The Independent – 8/9/17)

Scientists Fear Trump Will Dismiss Blunt Climate Report
(New York Times – 8/7/17)

With military discipline imposed, Trump getting more time for decisions
(Reuters – 8/4/17)

Attorney general says Justice Dept. has tripled the number of leak probes
(Washington Post – 8/4/17)

Trump’s daughter-in-law hosts ‘real news’ program on his Facebook page
(The Hill – 8/2/17)


Editorials


How America Lost Its Mind
(The Atlantic – September 2017 Issue)

Jared Kushner Calls Kim Jong-un “Totally Unqualified Person” Who Got Job Only Through Nepotism (Satire)
(New Yorker – 8/18/17 Issue)

Why Does Trump Still Refuse to Criticize Putin?
(The Atlantic – 8/11/17)

Trump threatened ‘fire and fury.’ Here’s why to some that’s perfectly Godlike.
(Salt Lake Tribune – 8/11/17)

A Trump nuclear strike against North Korea: constitutional or not?
(Politifact – 8/10/17)

Liberals are terrible at arguing with conservatives. Here’s how they can get better.
(Washington Post – 8/10/17)

Sorry, Mike Pence, You’re Doomed
(New York Times – 8/8/17)

The biggest threat to free speech? It’s the left
(Boston Globe – 8/7/17)

The Policies of White Resentment
(New York Times – 8/5/17)

The Democratic Self-Sabotage Continues
(Esquire – 8/4/17)

Trump’s continued attacks on Clinton tell us why the Democrats lost
(Washington Post – 8/4/17)

Trump’s supporters worship him as though he were their personal road to salvation and happiness
(Alternet – 7/31/17)


Alternative Facts from an Alternative Universe


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Cartoons, Images & Video


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Cartoon by Dan Wasserman, Boston Globe:

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Cartoon by David Horsy, LA Times:

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Cartoon by Ann Telnaes, Washington Post:

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Cartoon by Phil Hands, Wisconsin State Journal:

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