Trumpocalypse Now

By Keith | A chronology of the Trump Presidency from the editor of Notice Magazine.

White House expands travel ban, restricting visitors from eight countries

The Trump administration announced new restrictions Sunday on visitors from eight countries — an expansion of the preexisting travel ban that has spurred fierce legal debates over security, immigration and discrimination.<p>In announcing the new rules, officials said they are meant to be both tough …

Travel Ban

Bench-clearing brawl: Trump kicks sports stars, and they kick back

Admit it: Wouldn’t you rather have Donald Trump hurling verbal grenades at football and basketball stars than a guy with nuclear weapons?<p>I’m not minimizing the seriousness of the controversy. But Trump has an acute sense of when it’s in his interest to fight the culture war—and at least this is a …

Donald Trump

Trump ‘Kneel’ Attack Gives His Base Reason To Stand

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is getting exactly what he wanted from a racially charged confrontation with professional athletes and sports team owners: A morale boost for his base and a fight with those who see the refusal to stand for the National Anthem as an appropriate form of …

Republican Party

Trump signs proclamation restricting travel from 8 countries

WASHINGTON (AP) — Citizens of eight countries will face new restrictions on entry to the U.S. under a proclamation signed by President Donald Trump on Sunday.<p>The new rules, which will impact the citizens of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen, will go into effect on …

Immigration

President's criticisms incite more protests at NFL games

President Donald Trump's criticism of players who protest during the national anthem incited a mass increase in such activism Sunday, with more than 100 NFL players sitting or kneeling, others raising their fists and whole teams standing with locked arms to display unity.<p>One team, the Pittsburgh …

Donald Trump

In Trump-land This Week: From Dotard to Bashing The NFL

In a manic, self-aggrandizing oration on Friday night in Huntsville, Alabama, under the guise of a campaign speech for special election candidate Luther Strange (Not kidding! The guy’s real name!) the president found a new target: the NFL players who kneel in silent protest during the national …

Donald Trump

Trump’s Absurd Remarks About The NFL Inspire More Athletes To Kneel

After attacks on professional athletes at a rally and on Twitter, Trump’s aimless comments bolster more people to kneel.<p>Trump's rally on Friday in …

Inspiration

Jaguars Owner Locks Arms With Players After Trump Protests

Shahid Khan had donated $1 million to Trump's inauguration committee.<p>Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan joined dozens of football players in a silent demonstration during the national anthem in London on Sunday.<p>Khan, who donated $1 million to President Trump’s inauguration committee, linked …

Mike Tomlin

NFL owners speak out in support of players, against Trump

The NFL's players and owners are frequently at odds over the issues, finances and rules of the game, a long-running feud that looms large toward another potential work stoppage after the 2020 season.<p>The two sides in the nation's most popular professional sports league united on Saturday in a manner …

Robert Kraft

Trump rails against Republican Obamacare rebels

<b>US President Donald Trump has hit out at Republicans who are refusing to back the latest effort to repeal Obama-era healthcare legislation.</b><p>Speaking in Alabama, he said senators from his party who opposed the repeal lacked "the guts to vote for it."<p>Senator John McCain dealt the Trump …

ObamaCare

Donald Trump More Unpopular Than Ever As American Public Slams The President In Latest Polls

According to the latest public polling conducted by the <i>Washington Post</i> and <i>ABC News</i>, most Americans think President Donald Trump is doing an abysmal …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump and the Terrible Politicization of Everything

One reason the president cannot resist commenting on every issue in American life is that he seemingly cannot stand the actual work of American politics.<p>In a flurry of comments historically unsuited to any head of state, yet hardly shocking for the current American president, Donald Trump this …

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Trump attacks McCain and other Republicans over healthcare failure

President says veteran Republican senator has ‘let Arizona down’ McCain seemed to have dashed GOP hopes of repealing Obamacare<p>Donald Trump went on the attack on Twitter on Saturday morning over the latest failure of the Republican-controlled Senate to pass healthcare reform.<p>In a series of tweets …

John McCain

Trump's Approval Is Stabilizing. That Might Mean He Should Work More With Democrats

President Trump's poll slide appears to have stabilized.<p>Trump, who came into office with the lowest approval and favorability ratings of any president, saw a steady decline in the months that followed his inauguration.<p>Amid a lack of legislative achievements, a controversial travel ban, a …

Donald Trump

NFL Stars Erupt In Anger Over Donald Trump's 'Son Of A B***h' Speech

"I can’t take anything our Celebrity in Chief says seriously. He’s a real life clown/troll."<p>National Football League stars both past and present have expressed outrage after President Donald Trump used an address in Huntsville, Alabama, on Friday to attack players who protest during the national …

Donald Trump

Trump addresses NFL national anthem protesters – and gets explicit

President Donald Trump talked about NFL athletes who protested during the national anthem, and he got somewhat explicit about it.<p>“Luther and I, and everyone in this arena tonight are unified by the same great American values. We’re proud of our country,” Trump said.<p>“We respect our flag!” he …

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On visit to Alabama to boost a threatened senator, Trump detours to insult Kim Jong Un and defend himself

President Trump traveled to Alabama Friday night to help out a Republican senator threatened by an insurgent GOP challenger. He departed having detailed a litany of woes ofa president under siege.<p>The president continued his brash public feud with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, escalating the …

Elections

Despite undiplomatic discourse, Trump's dance card is full

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A subtle diplomat like Talleyrand, Donald Trump is not.<p>The U.S. president, in his first foray at the U.N. General Assembly, derided North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as a "rocket man ... on a suicide mission" and delivered an unabashed defense of sovereignty at the seat of …

United Nations

Americans change opinion of Trump after hurricanes and North Korea in new poll

A new CNN poll shows that Americans have changed in their opinions of President Trump after his handling of the devastating hurricanes.<p>Trump’s approval rating has climbed slightly to 40 percent, in reverse of a downward trend.<p>“Now, by any normal historical measurement, that is not a good number,” …

Elections

Trump Tells African Leaders His Friends Go There to 'Get Rich.' Awkward Silence Follows

U.S. President Donald Trump was met with silence from African leaders Wednesday when he tried to congratulate them for the economic progress the …

Donald Trump

Trump hires campaign workers instead of farm experts at USDA

Truck driver, landscaper among political appointees at agency headquarters.<p>President Donald Trump’s appointees to jobs at Agriculture Department headquarters include a long-haul truck driver, a country club cabana attendant and the owner of a scented-candle company.<p>A POLITICO review of dozens of …

Agriculture

Trump’s first speech to the United Nations was a disastrous, nationalistic flop

President Trump delivered a speech to his alt-right, anti-globalist base from the podium of the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday. He offered a vision of America’s role in the world starkly different from any of his predecessors who stood in the same spot before the leaders of the world. …

United Nations

Trump revives criticism of 'both sides' in Charlottesville

After talk with Tim Scott, Senate’s only black Republican, president defends his earlier comments, citing ‘pretty bad dudes’ in Antifa movement<p>Donald Trump on Thursday reverted to his controversial “both sides” rhetoric about white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, that led to the …

Racism

Trump Signs Resolution Condemning Charlottesville ‘Terrorist Attack’

President Donald Trump signed a Senate resolution on Thursday evening condemning “the violence and domestic terrorist attack” that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August. The resolution rejects “White nationalists, White supremacists, the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis, and other hate groups.” …

Ku Klux Klan

Supreme Court upholds Trump travel ban

Though the US Supreme Court justices will hear arguments on President Trump's ban on refugees from six majority Muslim countries in October, the …

Judiciary

Editorial blasts Trump for giving Democrats 'exactly what they want' on debt ceiling deal

The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board on Wednesday wrote a blistering critique of President Trump’s decision to overrule congressional Republicans and his own treasury secretary to cut a deal with Democrats to raise the federal debt ceiling “for a mere three months.”<p>The editorial, titled ‘The …

Chuck Schumer

Trump's Bias Toward Action

In agreeing to a Democratic proposal on disaster relief, funding the government, and raising the debt ceiling, the president showed he’s more concerned about reaching deals than what’s in them.<p>Wednesday morning, <i>The New York Times</i> noted that Donald Trump entered autumn with the toughest test of his …

Foreign Policy

Trump the Irresolute

He prides himself on his negotiating skill, but there’s little evidence of it so far.<p>President Trump’s entire career has been built on one …

Immigration

Don't Be Surprised If Trump's Assault on 'Dreamers' Works – Politically

The president is behaving like a candidate again, which is bad news for his political opponents<p>Here is an unpopular observation about Donald Trump's …

Elections