The Donald Chronicles, #20 – Feb. 14, 2017

**Get a load of this!!! 

From the Sacramento Dispatch, by Bruce Mason

“Governor Jerry Brown requested $162 million in federal funds from President Donald Trump on Friday to clean up damage (from) a series of storms that blessed the state with much needed water following a year’s long drought. A high ranking unnamed source, who spoke with the Dispatch on the condition of anonymity, has confirmed that President Trump has denied the request on grounds that California, and the city of Sacramento in particular, have failed to enforce federal immigration laws and have threatened to succeed from the Union.  The source is quoted as saying:

‘The President has no incentive in helping the state of California.  The state harbors more illegal immigrants than any other state and has multiple sanctuary cities that violate federal laws.   The state very publicly supported Hillary Clinton throughout the election and the President views the state as being responsible for his loss in the popular vote, something he has had trouble with accepting.  They have also recently threatened to leave the Union through their #CalExit campaign, and the President sees this as an opportunity to let them deal with the consequences of their exit.  There is a sickness within the liberals in this country that they are not willing to address.  Until they understand what ails them can they hope to find the cure.  This is a step in the right direction in finding the #CureForWellness.’

President Trump himself has not yet weighed in on the issue.  The state is looking forward to a response from the Twitterer-In-Chief at any moment.”

**And now this!!!

From Robert Reich, today (2-13-17)

“Disturbing news this morning about how much “truth” about the rest of the world is getting to Trump.

1. The Observer reports that the U.S. intelligence community is so convinced that Trump and his administration has been compromised by Russia that they are no longer giving the White House all of their most sensitive information, lest it end up in Putin’s hands. A senior National Security Agency official explained that the National Security Agency was systematically holding back some of the “good stuff” from the White House, fearing Trump and his staff cannot keep secrets. 

2. The intelligence community is concerned that even the Situation Room – the conference room in the West Wing where the president and his top staffers get intelligence briefings — has been compromised by Russia. A senior Pentagon intelligence official stated that “since January 20, we’ve assumed that the Kremlin has ears inside the SITROOM. There’s not much the Russians don’t know at this point,” the official added in frustration.

3. The New York Times reports “chaotic and anxious days inside the National Security Council.” Council staff get up in the morning, read Trump’s tweets, and struggle to make policy to fit them. Most are kept in the dark about what Trump tells foreign leaders in his phone calls. Some staff members have turned to encrypted communications to talk with their colleagues, after hearing that Mr. Trump’s top advisers are considering an “insider threat” program that could result in monitoring their cellphones and emails for leaks …

Bottom line: U.S. foreign policy is now in the hands of a man with a severe personality disorder, who is not getting the information a president needs about the rest of the world. If that doesn’t worry you, nothing will …”

**And yet more!!!

Must watch! Morning Joe on Stephen Miller’s chilling interview (with clips of the interview) on this Sunday’s (2-12-17) Face the Nation:

There’s a new ghoul in town, and his name is Stephen Miller .

**Trudeau and Trump

from Politicus: By  on Mon, Feb 13th, 2017 at 2:55 pm

Trump Just Humiliated Himself In Front Of Canadian PM Justin Trudeau And The Entire World

President Trump humiliated himself in front of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau by suggesting that the northern border is not secure and lying about the size of Electoral College win

“Trump was asked if he believed the northern border is secure.

He answered, ‘You can never be totally confident, but through the incredible efforts already I see it happening of formerly General Kelly, now Secretary Kelly we have really done a great job. We’re actually taking people that are criminals, very very hardened criminals in some cases with a tremendous track record of abuse and problems, and we’re getting them out, and that’s what I said I would do. I’m just doing what I said I would do when we won by a very very large Electoral College vote.”

You got that?  “… a very very large Electoral College vote”.  This guy is, to quote Bernie Sanders, delusional. When is the Republican Party going to wake up, and realize that they must do something about this madman?

About Evensteven

I am a photographer and author, and live in Embudo, New Mexico, alongside the Rio Grande. I have published a book of photography and accompanying text on running the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. The first (print) edition is out of print, but a second edition is available as an iBook (eBook) through the iTunes bookstore. All Grand Canyon, river and nature lovers will enjoy my book: The Grand: I have also published six additional iBooks: 1. The Salt River: 2. Coyote Buttes: 3. Four Cornered, the Land: 4. Four Cornered, The Rivers: 5. Rio Marañon: 6. Rio Grande:
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