"Historically unhinged," is how Talking Points Memo put it.
Comparisons to Capt. Queeg in the Caine Mutiny were abundant.
A Republican senator was quoted, not for attribution, as saying Trump should have such conversations with a therapist, not on live national TV.
The news seems to be, in his view, that Trump won the election, people love him, his White House is a finely tuned machine, not chaotic, and Mike Flynn did no wrong. The problem is the lying newspaper reporters and their fake news and criminal leaking. Oh, and real important: Don't forget Hillary got some advance knowledge of a CNN forum question.
Great stuff. Here's a list from Vox of nine things it's hard to believe the president of the United States actually said on national television. My favorite: His science lecture.
On uranium. “You know what uranium is, right? It's this thing called nuclear weapons. And other things. Like lots of things are done with uranium. Including some bad things."
The exhibition prompts me to share a viral video (click on image at top or go to this link) I watched a while back. We know Trump rarely reads. He's said as much. But the video makes the case that Trump CAN'T read, at least not to any functional degree. Interesting case made.
Not funny given the stakes, I know. But hellacious TV. And Trump claims the polls are running in his favor. After a fashion, he may be right. Pew, which does respected polling, put his overall favorable rating at only 39 percent. But it reported that his favorable rating was solidly positive among white voters without a college education, a sector that helped him to electoral college victory. Who cares about the fake news purveyors?
President Donald Trump continued his attack on the media at a rally in Florida Saturday, but his own reporting of facts continued to be fractured, with reference to a non-existent incident in Sweden. /more/
The Atlantic reports — and we know this in Arkansas already — that Trump resistance exists and seems to be gaining momentum in red states. It's not only those dreaded "coastal elites" with concerns about the direction of the country. /more/
Talk by the Trump administration of using the National Guard in a crackdown on unauthorized immigrants, if real or fake, will contribute to an already high level of anxiety in Little Rock's immigrant community. /more/
Not since the John Birch Society's "Impeach Earl Warren" billboards littered Southern roadsides after the Supreme Court's school-integration decision in 1954 has the American judicial system been under such siege, but who would have thought the trifling Arkansas legislature would lead the charge? /more/
U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, so sure of himself, is wrong again when it comes to his assessment of the reversal rate of the appellate court that refused to reinstate President Donald Trump's travel ban. /more/
The State Police have issued a minor clarification in what appears to be an effort to soothe an enraged Sen. Jason Rapert, exposed here as overly excited about both a Conway parking lot question from a constituent as well as some inflammatory Internet rhetoric that he's interpreted as a dire threat on his life. State cops took his reports seriously, they say. But in the end, they found nothing actionable.
The plan, formulated months ago, was this: Ellen and I were going to go to Washington for inauguration festivities, then fly out the morning after the balls for Panama City and a long planned cruise to begin with a Panama Canal passage.
Not since the John Birch Society's "Impeach Earl Warren" billboards littered Southern roadsides after the Supreme Court's school-integration decision in 1954 has the American judicial system been under such siege, but who would have thought the trifling Arkansas legislature would lead the charge?
The Senate this morning added an amendment to Rep. Charlie Collins campus carry bill that incorporates the effort denied in committee yesterday to require a 16-hour additional training period before university staff members with concealed carry permits may take the weapons on campus.