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http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/pulitzer-winning-journalist-book-assured-infuriate-trump-article-1.3753852

Pulitzer-winning writer David Cay Johnston's book about 'corrupt' Trump administration sure to infuriate the President

BY DENIS SLATTERY NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Friday, January 12, 2018, 4:20 PM

 

Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist David Cay Johnston’s forthcoming “It’s Even Worse Than You Think What the Trump Administration Is Doing to America” shines a light on the explosive activities taking place behind the scenes as the Trump administration attempts to dismantle the government from the inside out.

 

While the tome doesn’t offer the salacious palace intrigue exposed in Michael Wolff’s explosive “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” it does offer insight into what the Trump administration has been able to accomplish while the President spends his time watching Fox News.

 

Trump’s war on “job-killing regulations” includes the quiet August 2017 removal of data on workplace deaths, and the Labor Department also moved to revoke a rule requiring most employers with more than 10 workers to keep a record of serious wok-related injuries and illnesses.

 

Johnston points out several ways in which Trump is pushing the envelope of decency and ethics by barely distancing himself from his business empire and constantly staying at his namesake properties.

 

“The Trump presidency is about Trump. Period. Full stop,” he writes.

 

“Trump is the first president to pose numerous questions about whether he is receiving income from foreign governments, which the Framers of the Constitution felt was inherently corrupting.”

 

It’s not only worker safety and emoluments that are under assault from the Trump team, the overall economy that the President loves to tout on Twitter has some gaping holes in it, according to Johnston.

 

Since Trump took office, the net balance of trade between Mexico and the United States increased in Mexico’s favor by more than a third, despite promises of renegotiating better trade deals.

 

And agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency are no longer out to aid Americans and curb pollution, but instead are set on helping corporations earn higher profits.

 

“The spigot sustaining complex corporate anti-pollution prosecutions is being turned off,” Johnston writes.

 

Johnston was thrust onto the national stage last year when he reported part of trump’s 2005 tax return.

 

But he’s known Trump for decades, first covering his casino days in Atlantic City while working as a reporter in Philadelphia and later writing the 2016 “The Making of Donald Trump.”

 

Johnston describes Trump’s “sad need for attention and public adoration,” which he claims fuels “his fundamental character, narcissism.”

 

The waves created by Wolff’s unflattering portrayal of a chaotic White House have increased interest in Johnston’s tome, which is due out Jan. 16.

 

“We’ve definitely seen increased interest," Cary Goldstein, vice president and executive director of publicity and senior editor at S&S, told Publisher’s Weekly. “In some ways Johnston’s book is a complement to Wolff’s,” he said. “The White House is a mess, yes, but that’s more or less the very thesis of ‘It’s Even Worse Than You Think,’ that Trump’s circus antics have distracted us from focusing on the very real policies and perversions of governing that could adversely affect us for decades, even as they benefit the president and his friends. Two insidious sides of the proverbial coin.”

 

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/pulitzer-winning-journalist-book-assured-infuriate-trump-article-1.3753852

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Unfortunately, it's just more preaching to the choir. Most of Trump's base doesn't even read. Those who do are never going to pick up one of these books. It makes those of us who hate Trump feel good but unfortunately they will have no impact. :(

 

That's why they invented audiobooks. Hopefully some of them will be forced to listen lol

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Unfortunately, it's just more preaching to the choir. Most of Trump's base doesn't even read. Those who do are never going to pick up one of these books. It makes those of us who hate Trump feel good but unfortunately they will have no impact. :(

 

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Problem solved.

 

Forget about thoughts and prayers. Just try repetition.

 

Around 2014, Hillary Clinton had something like a 60 percent approval rating and was widely admired as a former First Lady and Secretary of State.

 

Then the Republican sound bite machine took four dirty words - "emails" and "Benghazi" and "Goldman Sachs." Stir, shake, and pour. Repeat process. Infinitely.

 

By the time November 2016 came along, a majority of people thought Hillary Clinton was a corrupt liar.

 

Donald Trump has never achieved 60 percent approval in his life. He started at about 45, tops, and is heading slowly down from there.

 

The same process is slowly but surely discrediting him. This book will be one more straw in the camel's back.

 

Granted, Trump is even more aggressive than Hilary about denial and fighting back. You can always fool some of the people some of the time.

 

That doesn't work well for Trump. Eventually he'll run out of both foolish people, and time.

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Problem solved.

Forget about thoughts and prayers. Just try repetition.

Around 2014, Hillary Clinton had something like a 60 percent approval rating and was widely admired as a former First Lady and Secretary of State.

Then the Republican sound bite machine took four dirty words - "emails" and "Benghazi" and "Goldman Sachs" Stir, shake, and pour. Repeat process. Infinitely.

By the time November 2016 came along, a majority of people thought Hillary Clinton was a corrupt liar.

Donald Trump has never achieved 60 percent approval in his life. He started at about 45, tops, and is heading slowly down from there.

The same process is slowly but surely discrediting him. This book will be one more straw in the camel's back.

Granted, Trump is even more aggressive than Hilary about denial and fighting back. You can always fool some of the people some of the time.

That doesn't work well for Trump. Eventually he'll run out of both foolish people, and time.

 

I agree with almost all of what you write. The only thing I disagree with is that there are a certain number of very stupid people that never change. Hopefully they ain't enough to keep the rest of the rats on the ship.

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The same process is slowly but surely discrediting him. This book will be one more straw in the camel's back.

We can only hope. Remember, I live in Texas, so I am mentally assaulted by his supporters on an all too frequent basis. I never bring up politics because it will forever alter the way I view someone, but his supporters are not reticent about it at all. I only know one person who regrets his vote and that occurred very early on. At this point the rest are convinced that every issue that is raised is much ado about nothing. It's depressing.

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We can only hope. Remember, I live in Texas, so I am mentally assaulted by his supporters on an all too frequent basis. I never bring up politics because it will forever alter the way I view someone, but his supporters are not reticent about it at all. I only know one person who regrets his vote and that occurred very early on. At this point the rest are convinced that every issue that is raised is much ado about nothing. It's depressing.

 

Of course, being next to the Mexican border, Texas gets more than its fair share of heavy duty synthetic opioids.

 

Some people can't get enough of the shit.

 

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Remember, I live in Texas, so I am mentally assaulted by his supporters on an all too frequent basis.

 

With so many people without insurance in Texas, it could be they just have more untreated mental illness as well. Maybe someday MAGA Syndrome will be classified as a mental disorder.

 

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Texas apparently also found a great way to conserve their ignorant White political culture.

 

It's one of the states where mortality rates among Black mothers is on the rise - approaching levels in many so-called "shithole countries."

 

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When do we make Texas great again? :(

 

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and to achieve that goal you sold your soul and will do and SAY anything thats put before you ?

 

1) If bein ambitious is sellin out, then put me down for that

 

2) Look, honey, there's an understandable market for s strong woman's perspective of the inner-workings of the greatest presidential administration in history. The sales of mah book will assure ah dont end up livin in some ol SHITHOLE

 

3) I was hired to be an advocate. That dont seem to sink in to you folks

 

4) I aint in it for mah health. Im in it as a patriot to promote the president's agenda (AND TO EVENTUALLY PROMOTE MYSELF)

“Who you gonna believe, me or your own eyes?”

 

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1) If bein ambitious is sellin out, then put me down for that

2) Look, honey, there's an understandable market for s strong woman's perspective of the inner-workings of the greatest presidential administration in history. The sales of mah book will assure ah dont end up livin in some ol SHITHOLE

3) I was hired to be an advocate. That dont seem to sink in to you folks

4) I aint in it for mah health. Im in it as a patriot to promote the president's agenda (AND TO EVENTUALLY PROMOTE MYSELF)

 

Sweetie, we do need a strong, plain woman to be in the administration. However, I did not know that the role of the press secretary was to "advocate" for the President and/or his administration rather than to give the American people the FACTUAL news of the day.

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Unfortunately, it's just more preaching to the choir. Most of Trump's base doesn't even read. Those who do are never going to pick up one of these books. It makes those of us who hate Trump feel good but unfortunately they will have no impact. :(

Not necessarily. Mueller can read. So can reporters, nervous Congress-critters, etc.

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Unfortunately, it's just more preaching to the choir. Most of Trump's base doesn't even read. Those who do are never going to pick up one of these books. It makes those of us who hate Trump feel good but unfortunately they will have no impact. :(

 

 

 

I disagree also. There is real evidence that his base is eroding. All of this is damaging. This is another crack in the damn. The things he's done, have hurt his base the most, and they don't need to read or watch the news to see that their paycheck aren't get any larger, and their jobs are still going overseas. And even Fox and Friends will have to report when lil Donnie Jr. and pretty boy Jared are hauled away in handcuffs.

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Organic wholeness, the wholeness of life and things,

the divine beauty of the universe.

Love that, not man apart from that,

or else you will share man’s pitiful confusions,

or drown in despair when his days darken."

 

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It's interesting how perception is reality.

 

Manufacturing jobs are back ............. to 1940's levels.

 

http://money.cnn.com/2017/04/07/news/economy/us-manufacturing-jobs/index.html

 

There's a lot of new manufacturing in the US. It's great work .... if you're a robot.

 

Some of those tax breaks to corporations will go to pay hikes and bonuses. And some of it will go to buy new............... wait for it ........ robots.

 

All of this is not at all new. You can say that there has been a surge in manufacturing jobs since Trump was elected. But there has also been a surge in manufacturing jobs since Obama was elected. There's no evidence that either Obama or Trump had a strategy to bring back the millions of factory jobs we lost under W ... including when times were good and workers were replaced with .................. wait for it .................. robots.

 

http://i2.cdn.turner.com/money/dam/assets/170407103021-us-manufacturing-jobs-2-780x439.jpg

Blue-collar wages are surging. Can it last?

 

https://www.economist.com/news/united-states/21731332-weaker-dollar-and-energy-boom-are-pushing-up-pay-blue-collar-wages-are-surging-can-it

 

"Yet Mr Trump’s rise seems to have coincided with a turnaround in fortunes for the middle class. In 2015 median household income, adjusted for inflation, rose by 5.2%; in 2016 it was up by another 3.2%. During those two years, poorer households gained more, on average, than richer ones. The latest development—one that will be of particular interest to Mr Trump—is that blue-collar wages have begun to rocket. In the year to the third quarter, wage and salary growth for the likes of factory workers, builders and drivers easily outstripped that for professionals and managers."

 

It also appears to be true that blue collar wages surged ............. in 2015, when the President was named Obama, and in 2016, when the President was named .............. wait for it .............. Obama. It is a testament to the lack of reason in the 2016 campaign and the depth of anger among disaffected blue collar workers that either the truth wasn't presented strongly enough, or people just didn't care.

 

So if the losers feel something different is happening under Trump - which it isn't - let them have their good feelings and funny red hats. They at least deserve that. If they are good sports, as the disappointment creeps in a lot of them will just stay home on Election Day and nurse their sorrows in some addiction they can't get treatment for. That worked out okay in Alabama, even though it is not in itself a solution.

 

Of course, speaking of funny red things, there's also that troubling little red line to worry about.

 

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http://noahpinionblog.blogspot.com/2017/03/the-blogs-vs-case-deaton.html

 

Overall life expectancy fell in the US for the second year in a row in 2016. The last time that happened was 1962-63. It appears likely that when the numbers are sorted out US life expectancy will have dropped for a third straight year in 2017. The last time that happened was ............. wait for it ............... a century ago, during the Spanish flu pandemic. Is this the game plan for Making America Great Again?

 

The data is controversial, but the big driver appears to be the deaths of younger "prime age" people, predominantly White, particularly from things like opioid overdose. The crackdown in bad prescription opioids is leading to a thriving illegal market in worse synthetic opioids that are killing people in droves.

 

Trump's strategy to fix this problem is ..................... wait for it .......................... wait for it ........................... wait for it.

 

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I think it's incumbent on Democrats to understand what really happened and what is happening for two reasons.

 

First, there is no reason Democrats should take the blame for the loss of 5 million jobs that occurred under a regime of W., a Republican Congress, tax cuts, and good times for the rich. There is no reason to think that a similar regime under Trump, a Republican Congress, tax cuts, and good times for the rich will somehow yield better results for the losers.

 

Second, at some point somebody (hopefully, a Democrat) has to propose an actual strategy to reinvest, repeal the rich man's tax cuts, and return these distressed communities to what people who live in them want them to be.

 

That won't be an easy job for anyone. And it won't get done by calling other nation's "shitholes," when we ought to be focused on fixing our own shit holes.

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It's interesting how perception is reality.

 

That won't be an easy job for anyone. And it won't get done by calling other nation's "shitholes," when we ought to be focused on fixing our own shit holes.

 

Trump has NEVER and will NEVER visit the underdeveloped and impoverished parts of the United states, that is of course, unless its a photo-op for him to throw them a roll of paper towels to "clean up their shit" .....

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