The Rachel Maddow Show
02:32 08/12/2017

What is it about these last couple of days that suddenly has made the U.S. government, the U.S. president,

start threatening war in the most bellicose terms possible against North Korea?

Watch the full video:

Actually, if you only have time for one, watch the excellent interview with Sue Mi Terry:

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Angelo Mangia
"And the best supporting actor award goes to Mike Pence." He manages to keep the same bland half-smile on his face regardless of the insane comments coming out of 45's mouth. Now that takes talent!
Lise Charlebois
Totally agree, wars were started simply to take attention away from a domestic situation. In this case, the Mueller investigation. The talking a**hole with lips can't be impeached soon enough.
David Pettengill
How about connecting the dots to the Clinton donner who had pleasured himself while watching black male prostetutes shoot themselves up with drugs- Rachel?
Jacquelyn Romagnano
watching trump is like watching a train know it is wrong to keep staring but for some ungodly reason , you just cannot turn away
Tanisha Harris
Rachel, I'm with you. Many people don't understand the severity and magnitude of what's going on. They think this is a joke and/or funny. It's NOT. There are many lives at stake here.
Keith Carmona
I don't think it will happen. The military will put a stop to a strike even if he orders it. Now back to Russia...
Tom Mac Namara
You know Lefty everyone including the talking head on Foxy News as I write this forget one FACT that we are still at war with North Korea with cease fire at the 38th parallel since 1953! North Korea fires missiles with intent past that 38th and the war is hot again. No need for the President to go to congress or CNN for permissions! He has the paper work and 64 years of history even if your chrome book history teacher skipped that fact in class!
Michael Wudtke
This is not news.....well fake news propaganda....anyome knows who owns her and the company she works for? Follow the money get your heads out of the sand and follow the money
Elizabeth Jewell Cawley
When Washington Post runs stories about the Russia-Trump investigation, it's all fake news! BUT when they run one leaked story about North Korea and a minituarized nuke, without seeing the report and without any other agency or country confirming it's not fake news, and it's time to incite a nuclear war?
Robert J Cuyler
Just so you know Rachel you are the most UN American parson this country has ever seen. you;re nothing less than an asshole. Go home to your girl
Jim Wilson
Fuck you SISSIES!!! This news man is the epitome of fake news!! It's awesome to have a strong president!! Suck it up delicate flowers that held obamas testicles!!!
Linda Marie Cadigan
We should have organized camp activities before sending him off on vacation. Next summer (if we're still around, and he's still occupying that "dump")...let's remember to keep him chock full of activities to prevent global mayhem and disasters. Bead bracelets for ivanka to hawk, golf course hiking, trivia nights...
Sue Oppegaard
I'm not sure this isn't more deflection, re: Russia, or if he knows he is in the shitter and is trying to be "presidential" by thumping his chest in a display of false bravado. Either way, it's a dangerous game he's playing. This is the real world, not trumpdom.
Charlie Barta
President Bush, VP Cheney and now President Trump kicked Evil in the nads. Obama and The Whore of Babylon & Russian payola (see: chapter 2 of Clinton Cash) who sold her soul to Allah....teabagged them back to health.
Robert Emmerman
They NOW have ICBM's that can strike our Homeland...with tipped nuclear warheads. Most news both CNN and FOX concur that they have at least 30 bombs. This is bad...I hate Trump but I hate North Korea more and they want to destroy us.. So i'm conflicted hear about Trump's reaction.

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Daniel Walilko Trump is a pure and simple traitor whos whole family soul is apparently owned by the Russians. And the GOO continue to to protect this man while who knows what might "STILL" going between all of the family plus close allies and the Russians. We shall ...
Craig Conrad RICO, Emoluments or the 25th amendment. Redcaps are gonna find reality a tough pill to swallow. Keep on defending the worst president in the modern era publicly though, your grandchildren need to see it.
Bernard Herro GET SOME MONEY CONNECTIONS BETWEEN TRUMP and RUSSIA. Find some money laundering ties with Russia so he gets an orange jumpsuit. It's Out there, get it...
Diana Marie Boswell Surprise, surprise, surprise ! Follow the money. You can't make this shit up. It's like a weird bad dream. So much for national security and taking your shoes off in airports. Distract and divide . They got a perfect tool elected!
Chris Dahler If this can be proved, it shows a direct connection to trump. But, where's the quid pro quo? Without that, it's just "president moron" skimming and scamming, what he's done all his life.

Donald Trump lied today and said Barack Obama didn't call the families of American soldiers killed in action. Then he was fact-checked in real-time -- which the president wasn't prepared for.

Trump forced to walk back ridiculous falsehood about Obama
Trump forced to walk back ridiculous falsehood about Obama

Donald Trump lied today and said Barack Obama didn't call the families of American soldiers killed in action. Then he was fact-checked in real-time.

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Ellie Anne He's a bumbling sack of fake news bullshit. This is what the media and reporters need to do every time he speaks to the press - call him out on his blatant, pants-on-fire lies and make him speak to it on the fly.
Paula Cooke So let me get this straight: he gets questioned about something that he had no intention of doing until he was called on it, lies about why he hasn't done it, and then tries to deflect by lying about how his predecessors acted in a similar negligent ...
Alice Kinder The media MUST keep holding his feet to the fire and call him on every lie and every misleading word he says. Given the greed and cowardice our current Congress, the free press is the only thing saving us right now.
Mari Parker And Peter Alexander’s head didn’t explode. See, America? We do not have to smile and nod and pretend it will get better. Call him on it! Every time. Persist, dammit.
Greg Kidd It is easier to keep track of the times that Trump actually tells the truth than when he lies. It happens so infrequently, it is almost news worthy.

When Barack Obama was in office, Donald Trump condemned presidential policymaking through executive actions, and vowed a different course. Now, Trump is saying something ... hilariously different.

Trump's views on the 'executive-order concept' have evolved

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Dana Proske Impeach and jail the putin puppet and throw out all the trash he brought with him and the Republican trash that is using him for money and their hate filled agenda against the people. Vote November 2018 we need more dems and independents to throw out ...
Todd Mathison It’s okay, I’ve evolved too - from “Trump is the worst US President in modern history and a danger to us all.” to “Trump must be taken to the nearest Medieval Times and forcibly subjected to each and every torture device museum piece found in their show ...
Deloris Kramer Bubick So now Ex orders are OK, all his executive orders are rolling back Presidents Obamas regulations that were good for the country and the people. He will be known as the " no legislation president " 🤡
Sharon Edelson-Eubanks although many of us have surmised this, I think we will eventually learn that DJT is a "puppet" of the ultraconservative and GOP big donors to his campaign who received their support for a vow from him that he would wipe out Pres Obama's legacy (and ...
Joseph Chip He does whatever will fit his and. That's why there is no credibility from the WH. trump has lowed the bar but what most people miss is the Republican party ALLOWS the trump lovers really think Obama could say and do what trump says and does. Even ...

Four American soldiers were killed during a recent ambush in Niger. Donald Trump hasn't said a word about it. It's not unreasonable to wonder why the president has been silent on the deadliest attack on U.S. troops since he took office.

The deadly ambush Donald Trump hasn
The deadly ambush Donald Trump hasn't yet acknowledged

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Matthew Reeves Everybody has been silent on the million dollar donation he said he’d be sending to Hurricane Harvey Victim’s in Texas? Not a word?!!! That doesn’t sound like Trump, does it? If he were giving a million of his own dollar’s, he’d make sure it were ...
Christine Stein He states kneeling for the National Anthem is disrespectful, so what is not acknowledging men who gave their lives for their country? Disgusting.
Joe Di Tomassi Did he also say anything about the terrorist attack in Somalia that killed 300 people? Eh, probably not, since they weren't white Christians.
Melissa Bennett Didn't acknowledge it or show up when they came back to this country. He was busy playing golf at the time instead. If this is showing respect for our troops we are in even more serious trouble then we thought. If he doesn care if they die then he will ...
Mark Chosak Overheard in the White House: Staffer: "Mr. President, there's been a deadly ambush." Trump: "Was I hit?!!!" Staffer: "No, Mr. President. This was in Niger." Trump: "Whew, that was close!" Staffer: "What should I do?" Trump: "Send them some paper ...

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Even Republicans aren
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Eugene S Manns Why are these republican's standing behind him clapping approval of his signing this stupid bill. Many people will be effected negatively and financially by this mad man's action's. They are as stupid as he is!!!
Margaret Lebak Some Republicans may be concerned that changes are "going to hurt people", but what will they do about it? Actions speak louder than words!
Melinda Skinner That big baby is pissed because he's being called out on his ineptness on the situation in Puerto Rico. So in his ever childish bullying ways he's going to hurt anyone at any cost so he can feel superior. Well #45 your time is coming on this earth and ...
Judy Hyatt why don't he use his PEN to control pharmacy prices??? or control the profits that insurance companies can make??? or to force companies to bring back our jobs???? Because he knows he can't control nor blackmail the rich...he can just intimidate the ...
Edward Schofield Benedict Arnold forgets to sign the crap they put in front of him. Maybe he will go golfing one day and forget to come back to Washington. Fine with me and most of the country.

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Team Trump faces subpoena over sexual misconduct allegations
Team Trump faces subpoena over sexual misconduct allegations

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Amy Hartwig So much hypocrisy surrounding Trump. The stuff people will turn a blind eye to. He's a sexual predator. He shouldn't be President.
Catherine Tunstall I have to believe that the Russian invasion into the election got further into voting machines, because I just cannot believe that enough citizens of this country would vote for a racist, mysogynistic, sexual predator to elect him to this or any ...
Priscilla M. Demers And the biggest enabler is his bought and paid for wife who makes excuses for him and doesn’t mind at all being objectified. She doesn’t even know what that means because in Melania’s world the abnormal is normal! She is married to a man who did not ...
Gregory John Herder His base won't care. Neither will the opportunists willing to put up with him.
Les Du Plessis Basset He is no different to Weinstein, except that Weinstein is ousted and shamed, and trump becomes (not my) President.

What this is in Puerto Rico is an organizational failure. This is not "the storm was too big." This is not "there's no resources." The resources are there. The trained staff are there. This is not a matter of trying to summon resources. This is just organizing it. This is leading the effort. This is just trying to connect what's available with what is needed. This storm is no longer killing Americans. The federal government's response to this storm is now killing Americans. Watch: Doctor quits Puerto Rico medical relief team over 'spa day': See also, our latest check-in with Mayor Cruz of San Juan:

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Concepcion Glez I have tried to call the numbers listed on the poster of the USS Comfort in order to post to a Facebook page that I'm a member of and that could disceminate the information. The main number goes to a mailbox which is full. The second number is for the ...
Brandon J. Hughes Puerto Rico has a distribution problem. Maybe they elected the wrong polititians.
Steven F Gain There is an estimated 3.4 million citizens in PR. There are 78 municipalities in PR. If I said FEMA had 50k workers I might be exaggerating. Thousands of FEMA workers are still assisting Texas and Florida disaster zones. FEMA is there to coordinate, not ...
Rachelle Roberts-Bethel Trump made an obvious difference between the Hurricanes that effected people in the Texas areas and Puerto Rico. It is as though he doesn’t recognize that the citizens of Puerto Rico are Americans too. If there is doubt that this man is a 100% Alt ...
Luna Hoops We are all going to be sick and dying. The millions of aging baby boomers, poor children and families dependent on SNAP... Puerto Rico is a microcosm of what this administration is doing to us all.

It is entirely possible (and utterly terrifying) that Donald Trump is not taking the North Korea threat seriously because thinks missile defense systems are an efficient and accurate solution. Watch:

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Glenda Rider This unhinged man child terrifies me more than anything else. I am afraid for my friends and family on the West Coast and what his war against women is doing to this country.
Joyce 'Brown' Coulter No sane person can ever hope to figure out what and how dumpy thinks. A normal person's mind cannot travel through the twisted loops and turns in dumpy's head as we aren't wired to think that way!
Penny Nordstrom-Saylor I'm not sure about anyone elses math skills but if you tried something 18 times and were successful 10, does that = 97% of the time? That is the figure Trump cited about the missile defense system success ratio.
Eric Stauss So let me get this straight NSNBC knows so much more about our missle defense system and our situation with the North Koreans than Trump the Defense Department and our whole military.. Same assclowns crying when crooked Hillary was beaten
Raul Silguero Actually trump doesn't care one way or the other. If there is a nuclear war then the Russian investigation and his many crimes fall by the wayside. That's his plan

Private jet trips to give a speech to a donor's hockey team, a snorkeling tour, a trip to a ski resort and an Alaskan steakhouse... Watch: Secretary Zinke having an awesome time with taxpayer money

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Nancy Calhoun Vye Apparently Price was a sucker to resign over a little travel scandal. Every last one of them is just as bad but don't have the decency to resign when caught red handed.
Yd Williams But we have to pull aide from Puerto Rico, we don't have money to pay for children's healthcare. All these folks need to be tossed out on their arse
Jean Bryant Please cut funding for heat for seniors and the disabled so this shameless bottom feeding scum sucker can take chartered flights so he and his cohorts won't be inconvenienced in waiting on regular air travel. Poor things just can't figure out travel ...
Pat Dresler Those trips are NOT free for you. You pay your own for going snorkeling, ski resort, and Alaskan steakhouse. We taxpayers do not need to pay for your vacation trips. How disgusting. Maybe I should bill you for my 8 week vacation trip! Pay it back to the ...
Petra Gibbs What is wrong with these guys? He also has his own flag raised by employees when he is in his office! Long live the king!

It's become something of a habit for Donald Trump: he shows up at White House events, says a few words ... ... and then forgets to sign the documents he's supposed to sign.

Why Trump needs to be reminded to sign his executive orders
Why Trump needs to be reminded to sign his executive orders

It's become something of a habit for Trump to show up at White House events, say a few words, and then forgetting to sign the documents he's supposed to sign.

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Linda Carroll But he'll tell you how great it is. He'll tell you how great he is at every opportunity. I never once heard the legitimately great Obama pat himself on the back and tell you how great he is. Or Trudeau, or Merkel....And when he say's..." believe me.".......
Mark Borok Dementia. I have no doubt he has aides instructing him on what to do, he just forgets where he is and what he's doing. Same with all the other times he seems lost and confused, e.g. when he was supposed to shake Merkel's hands for the cameras and ...
Julia Dillard Clearly, very clearly, he is a very, very sick man. He is, at the very least, a malignant narcisscist who may also be suffering from dementia. It is more than obvious. Yet, there he is, signing yet another executive order. while a bunch of jack donkeys ...
Carla Magenheimer Maybe they shouldn't remind him. Just let him think he's signed them. Much safer for the country/world that way.
Richard Oden So the people we have to blame for all these ridiculously callous and idiotic executive orders are Trump's babysitters; thanks, I for one will remember.

Donald Trump hates the Iran deal, though he seems to have no idea what it is, what it does, or what it entails. Maybe he'd like it more once he got to know it?

Trump loves to hate the Iran deal, despite not knowing what it is
Trump loves to hate the Iran deal, despite not knowing what it is

Maybe Donald Trump would like the international nuclear agreement with Iran if he took some time to get to know it better.

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Christine Brandies He is incapable of knowing anything of depth, he will make things up rather than to read anything. Obama took stacks of things back to the residence to read nightly, Trump is not willing or able to put that effort into the job he was elected to do
Em Bee And yet everyone sticks a mic in front of his face and lets him spew more misinformation. Look, the guy is NOT a scholar, he was a lousy businessman bankrupting 6 Times, he lives on borrowed money. I for one can’t stand this low life...he’s incompetent. ...
Peter Tirone Apparently everything is a "bad deal" until he makes it even worse. Then he quickly pushes ownership down the road. Completely useless!
Howard Thomson The simple fact of the matter is, Donnie doesn't care about the facts! He 'knows' what he knows; don't distract him with facts! There is apparently no end to the depths of this man's willful ignorance.
Armando Vega The only reason he doesn't like it, is because president Obama was instrumental in getting it done. He trying to reverse all of President Obamas achievements because he's jealous of him.

Asked about North Korea, Donald Trump boasted, "We have missiles that can knock out a missile in the air 97% of the time." There's just one problem: this isn't true.

Why Trump
Why Trump's confusion about missile defense is so dangerous

"We have missiles that can knock out a missile in the air 97% of the time," Trump boasted this week. Reality, however, points in a very different direction.

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Margi Underwood Each and every freaking day this buffoon says the most outrageous and egregious things and congressional Republicans look the other way. He is suppose to represent the most powerful and respected country in the world. We are still powerful in wealth ...
Bob Retelle If he truly believes this (and WHO exactly TOLD him this??), then we're all in pretty serious trouble. If he thinks we can knock out incoming missiles at that rate, he's a lot more likely to start something that's not going to be pretty.
Arthur Stephenson How about a discussion that centers around gun/weapons control for governments...much of the world, the poorest parts of the world, are being devastated every day by weapons made for the sole purpose of destroying everything...Stop the Madness!
Robert W. Taubman Does he really believe that North America is protected? Too funny. The next war will have implications for the entire world, not just North Korea and Asia.
Michael Farber The lies, the filth, and the obscene that comes from the mouth of Trump every single day is beyond reprehensible but has slipped into the territory of extremely dangerous. Our nation is under siege and the Republicans have their head planted firmly up ...

A month ago, the Beltway media said Donald Trump was an independent, "upending 150 years of two-party rule." A month later, the argument isn't holding up especially well.

The sudden demise of the
The sudden demise of the 'Trump is an independent' meme

A month ago, the Beltway media said Trump was an independent, "upending 150 years of two-party rule." That hasn't help up especially well.

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Bob Goyette HOW HE DID IT; Donald Trump is a man who understands finance and the unholy "marriage" between government and corporate America to it's finest detail. A game he's been playing his entire professional life and has elevated to an art form. Who better than ...
James Polglaze I didn't know lunacy had any particular party affiliation. Believe he becomes whatever he thinks fits the situation from moment to moment, but has no trust in anyone though he doesn't like losers or people who aren't rich or adoring of him.
Dona Sirk Luv the shadow picture but you need to crop the colored section out. I & have heard so many people express their tiredness and disgust of seeing his picture displayed on every and all news feeds! Please give us something more digestible.
Kevin Teichroeb When he moves left, right, to the centre or twists logic inside out, why does the media slavishly follow? Anyone who thought he was an independent and then not an independent has to stop assigning meaning to his whims. He has no ethics, morals, values ...
Fred John Lozen What Trump is selling is exactly the same GOP trickle down economics they've been pushing for years... including a "tax holiday" to return money from overseas... And I understand that the American people seem to have the memories of gold fish, but WE ...

Now we know what it looks like when a president goes to war against his own country's health care system. Donald Trump is taking a step even Republicans agree will hurt Americans.

Trump goes to war against his own country
Trump goes to war against his own country's health care system

Now we know what it looks like when a president goes to war against his own country's health care system.

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Ann Heckenbach He is tantruming. He hates most of us, I mean really hates us, because we protest, make mockery of him, call him an idiot. He is a bully on steroids, and he is going to make us suffer. The monster isn't being fed. We should all be very afraid. He is not ...
Chris Fields I'd like to thank Mr. Trump for the wonderful Universal Health Care system we're going to enjoy in 2020. And wish him good luck in prison. Don't drop the soap.
TreSa Sanfilippo Absolutely the most disgusting individual...I refuse to call him my president...ever! This is OUR country, not yours! Idiotic, golfing on our dime while people are dying.
Linda Garrison Webster Trump is no longer a joke, this man is mentally deranged and he is destroying America. This nation is in dire need of assistance to get this insane man out of office and out of America as soon as possible. Trump is no longer debatable, he is destroying ...
Debbie Beer Every day Trump brings new horror to our country. My home will be devastated without ACA health insurance subsidies. Explain to me how this Exec order will lower my costs or expand options? It WON'T. The only answer is everyone must VOTE. Vote in big ...

Imagine if you and your family, American citizens, your town is landlocked, you are penned in, no way out, three weeks without assistance, three weeks without electricity, three weeks without water. You can't live without water. And so, you -- for you and your kids and your family, you're choosing between death because of a lack of water or drinking from a creek or trying to drink from the sealed, locked well at the EPA superfund site. Which would you pick? Watch the full video:

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Constantine Angel Heiser Am so been crying all day I have not hear from all my family in days from Puerto Rico yet. I don't know if they are one of them 48 dead. I hate trump and his disgusting deplorable administration I wish them death.
Karen Timmerman Tonight what Rachel reported is that only 8 people have been treated by that huge hospital ship. And that staff are sitting around getting manicures and pedicures on the American taxpayer dime while people are starving and drinking foul water.
Dottie Self But if you listen to Trump everything is going great in Puerto Rico. I would there some action taken for the lack of real concern for the residents of this island. They may as well be living on the moon when you hear about all of the people still in ...
Allan Clark Thank you, Rachael. This is a blasphemy on this country that island citizens are treated so appallingly differently from mainland residents.
Sandra L Fisher-Grainger Listeriosis is just the beginning...a public health crisis of massive proportions will come if they don't act quickly. Please call your members if Congress, give what you can...

Steve Bannon reportedly told Donald Trump that the risk to his presidency wasn't impeachment, but the 25th Amendment. The president's response doesn't inspire confidence.

Told about the 25th Amendment, Trump reportedly asked,
Told about the 25th Amendment, Trump reportedly asked, 'What's that?'

Steve Bannon reportedly told Donald Trump that the risk to his presidency wasn't impeachment, but the 25th Amendment.

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Nathan Morris “What! There’s more than two amendments? The 2nd one is about guns, and since it’s called the 2nd I assumed there is a 1st, though I’m not sure what it’s about. But you’re saying there are more than that?!”
Mike Davenport Given that he has no understanding of the Constitution (much less never read it) he obviously has no idea how many amendments it has or what they cover.
Sheless Davis-Gudmunson When I apply for a job, there are certain requirements that must be met for me to get the job. Can we place job requirements above and beyond winning the electoral college in order to actually get to be POTUS? I’m thinking requirements like ...
Don Comer Recall how a few days ago *Trump required all those sitting around his cabinet table to sing his praises? Very weird ego trip, no doubt, but maybe *Trump was trying to demonstrate that those around him aren't disloyal, that they like him, and that all ...
Patricia Falino Misuraca Rachel, I am an an advid watcher of your show. I would like to let you know my feelings about General Kelly, defending Trump. If he believes what Trump is feeding us, I have no respect for him. Quit your job and stand up for what you really believe, ...

Donald Trump is trying to create a problem that the Affordable Care Act was designed to avoid. It's practically the definition of "sabotage."

Trump signs new executive order to sabotage the ACA
Trump signs new executive order to sabotage the ACA

This is Trump's most significant move to date to sabotage the ACA -- for reasons he hasn't explained and almost certainly doesn't understand.

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Curtis Gibson That's all he knows what to do, destroy. I wonder if he thinks he can File Bankruptcy when he destroys Obamacare, lol🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣.
James Bachmann Regardless of if he does it or not, the reality is, the Republican party owns this. And when it all crashes and burns, and people find themselves worse off than they were before the ACA....and you will, you will can thank the Republican Party.
Mary Weller Always thought hate was a terrible word to say. Looked up it's exact meaning; "intensely or passionately disliking something". It seems appropriate to say how much I "hate" our current president's words and actions with this act of sabotage of the ACA.
Lani Hostetler This is all pomp and circumstance. It will take awhile before it all really has a chance of happening. He knows it...the dumb asses standing behind him know it. He just needed to show he was doing something because of all the negative press lately. And ...
Kara Uherka He wants to make Obamacare "implode", as he predicted it would. He doesn't seem to give a shit about all the Americans he is going to hurt in the process

Donald Trump took an oath to “preserve, protect, and defend” the Constitution, which includes the First Amendment. As Trump attacks news organizations, one Republican senator is publicly questioning whether he's keeping his promise.

GOP senator asks whether Trump is
GOP senator asks whether Trump is 'recanting' his oath of office

Donald Trump swore to "preserve, protect, and defend" the Constitution, which includes the First Amendment. It's not clear if he meant it.

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Em Bee If anything needs to be revoked, it’s this clown’s title as president. He’d like nothing more than to control the Putin does with gov owned news agencies. trump is delusional and drunk with power...he needs to be stopped as he’s a threat to ...
Marcia Alexander Questioning it? There is no question to it. Don't you have a brain and can figure it out yourself that he isn't defending or protecting the constitution? ok, will tell you trump isn't protecting or defending the constitution and he took an oath to, ...
Roger Moss It's just public relations bullshit and the Senator knows it. The Orange Degenerate has waved his flabby backside at the constitution since he started his campaign. Dont act all surprised and indignant now, Senator. You were happy to let this happen ...
Dana Proske He has no honor, compassion, or mind. Vote November 2018 we need more dems and independents to throw out the trash. Republicans are now the party of racism and hate for poor. Vote
Kay Rellz " The 25th Amendment, What's that? "- Donald Trump aka PRESIDENT OF THE UNTIED STATES. He thinks PR is not apart of United States, because he had to travel over water, remember how his mind works.

Yesterday, Mike Pence said the Trump administration "stands with" the people of Puerto Rico, and will be there for locals "every single day." Today, Donald Trump seemed to vehemently disagree.

Trump's posture towards Puerto Rico takes a more callous turn

Yesterday, Mike Pence said the Trump administration "stands with" the people of Puerto Rico. Today, Donald Trump seemed to disagree.

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Beverly Hensel Glen This totally unacceptable, mr president. These are American citizens in trouble THROUGH NO FAULT OF THEIR OWN! They did not create the hurricane that devastated them. "Businessmen" like YOU created their financial situation. HELP THEM!!!!
Donice Villanova Can Congress pass a law to provide aid to Puerto Rico? We as Americans have to do something. We cannot leave them stranded without power, clean water and food. That is just too cruel!!
Patricia Maria Airlift this buffoon into the remotest area of the island. He can drink creek water, wander in the dark, and go without tweeting. We’ll stand with him there “every single day” and drop paper towels on him at least once.
Maggie Sherrill It's always been clear that Trump and his administration don't do you Puerto Rico as America, nor do they view the citizens as Americans. I can't help but wonder if Trump doesn't think this is a business opportunity for his friends. Imagine if they ...
Albert Waldron Honorary NJ State Trooper Trump doesnt care about Americans in crisis? Wow! It's almost like NJ State Police Superintendent Rick Fuentes ignored pending treason, money laundering and obstruction of justice investigations just to get a job as DEA ...

Donald Trump believes he's already reducing the national debt "in a sense." It's no wonder he had so many bankruptcies: he has no idea how Financing 101 works. His new claims on the subject were gibberish.

In embarrassing display, Trump flubs test on how money works
In embarrassing display, Trump flubs test on how money works

No wonder Donald Trump had so many bankruptcies: he has no idea how Financing 101 works.

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KarenTerry Foley Let's fire the bunch and stop the endless public expense account. Now there's Zinke. These people are so entitled. They think our pubic coffers are theirs to exploit. These are the same people that would cut welfare off to the poor, but think welfare ...
Tatyana Mereshensky The president is dumb as a rock. And his dumb followers buy everything he says. He needs to brush up on not only Government Finance 101 but the Constitution 101, History 101, Geography 101 etc etc etc.
Spencer Shusterman The thing is his "base" hears that and thinks Wow what a genius. He'll have the debt down to zero in no time.
Dave Pruden Well if that’s the way he thinks it works then how much debt was reduced by Obama’s almost tripling the stock market during his years in office. Funny thing Donnie, you didn’t mention that. Edit: someone should tell him it doesn’t actually work that ...
Jim Graham How anybody could honestly think this moron is a great businessman is unbelievable to me. Just because someone says they are a deal maker and claims to be rich doesn’t mean it’s true. A person needs to do a little research before blindly following ...

If your response is so poorly run that even three weeks into it you can't get those containers out of the port. You can't get dying patients onto the hospital ship that is ready to serve them -that is there. Then the problem is not a shortage of resources. The problem is not people's willingness to help. The problem is not first responders, right? The problem is not even the size of the crisis. The problem is: Who's in charge? The problem is, who is running this ongoing catastrophe that is the failed response that followed the natural disaster? Watch the full video:

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Ben Weldon He may see himself as the president whose job is to cancel out every achievement of Obama, but the president he is really competing with is George W Bush (Cheney). For every black mark on the Bush/Cheney record, tRump is leaving a far bigger blacker ...
Jacqueline Kupu I have never seen a reporter as furious as Rachel Maddow was when she presented this report last night! Unfortunately, the content of her report deserved every second of her anger, and that anger should infest everyone who sees it!
Ron Byrum Terrible, terrible leadership starting at the top with the clown in the presidency who's tweeting about going after the free press and violating the 1st amendment instead of concerning himself with the disaster in Puerto Rico and the ongoing deadly ...
Cindy Strauss I'm sure FEMA can offer us some forms to fill out in answer to the questions. I still tend to believe PR has been purposely sabotaged by the POtuS so he and his cronies can swoop in at some point and completely take over and rebuilt the island into ...
Kathleen Lambert How many are going to be charged with manslaughter, or 2nd degree murder, because of their inaction and slow w response? I hope Puerto Rico's. DA's are preparing now to file! Some have commented on the lack of military response. The military is so ...

As a general rule (and today is a good example) paying attention to what Donald Trump says does no good for anyone who wants a better understanding of what is going on in the world. We make a practice of treating his antics like a silent movie. The tricky part is recognizing when it is important to break that rule. Watch Rachel Maddow on why Trump's spat with Sen. Corker caught our attention:

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Armando Garcia If Trump is being forced by Putin to create chaos and division in America, then he is doing it very well!! If not he's truly a bad hombre! Wake up people! Either way our country is being sabotaged a good chunk at a time! Great job Rachel! ...
Rich Cerelli You know, if you take out the name Donald Trump and replace it with Rachel Madcow, it would fit. Libtards cannot get over the fact that this woman here, got the election sooo wrong and that her failed candidate had the election rigged in her favor and ...
Tammy Berry Can you get VP Pence flight plan for the day he able to take in the pre game anthem, then the shock and horror of it. I but had clearance to leave with in the hour, someone on msnbc reported that the press pool was instructed , to stay near the van.
Leah Rodolakis Thank you Rachel for always keeping us informed with that touch of humor we so desperately need with this Orange Person in Office... too bad the three stooges wasn’t silent because that’s him , Pensy and Ryan... The silence I truly want to hear is after ...
Charles A. Kimball While trump makes the threat of war with North Korea seem imminent, his bluster reveals that he can't even competently pick a fight. He framed his "calm before the storm" remark like an Apprentice promo. You could point out the past indiscretions of ...

When it comes to the First Amendment's press freedoms, Donald Trump doesn't make much of an effort to suppress his authoritarian instincts. Today, for example, the president explained what "disgusts" him.

Trump: It
Trump: It's 'disgusting' press can 'write whatever it wants'

Donald Trump think it's "frankly disgusting the press is able to write whatever it wants to write." His record on the First Amendment just got a little worse.

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Dave Johnson You know what gets me? How he gets people to lie for him! He gets egor out on the floor & has her tell us "the president believes in the first amendment", says nothing about Trump asking congress to set up a committee to "investigate the dishonest ...
Beverly Hensel Glen He has never seen the First Amendment! It's not important! Y'all don't's all about him and ONLY him.
Cheryl Slennes Its disgusting Donald trump does whatever he wants. He can't keep anything real. At least eminen has been keeping it real for ever.he let the whole world last night no what he feels. Eminem for president. We wouldn't be in this mess.
Kim Franke Wright Hmmm..... so they record and/or write his own words - PROOF - and he accuses them of lying, of being "disgusting"........... Does he have any clue that he's living in a time when pretty much everything he says actually IS recorded and read by millions? ...
Fiona Vandale He’s whining about this WHILE he’s with our Prime Minister who is there to try to salvage what might be left of NAFTA once the Orange Infant gets done with it? I would say it was unbelievable if it weren’t Trump. Get ready to lose your good deals on our ...

Why does Donald Trump keep lying about the United States having "the highest taxes in the world"? Because he needs the lie to be true.

The lies Donald Trump likes a little too much
The lies Donald Trump likes a little too much

The reason Donald Trump keeps lying about the United States being "the highest taxed nation in the world" is that he needs it to be true.

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Dave Thorell He has no idea what the difference is between fact and fiction. His thinking is so warped to classify him a moron.
Christine Brandies Because in his mind that seemingly is in a mental distress it is the only way he can justify his lie. He takes a piece of the truth and makes a blanket around all of it. He wants to lower the corporate rate which we are the highest in and make the ...
Michael Millar You have to look at the effective rate dumb-ass, which is around 15% for business. Now if you had a flat busniess rate of 15% and got rid of loop holes that leave mega comapnies paying 0% you would probaly raise revenue. And since they have offered no ...
Debbie Eversley Why....because it woukd self serving for him, especially when he has a base that is clueless about most things.
Paula Doublin A number of Americans find it disgusting that elected leaders of political parties across the world and including here in the USA are allowed to say and write whatever they wish to say or write without regard to facts or truth.

Donald Trump's pattern of reckless incompetence on nuclear issues has been ongoing for quite a while. At a recent Pentagon meeting, it got much worse.

Trump wanted vast increase to U.S. nuclear arsenal
Trump wanted vast increase to U.S. nuclear arsenal

Donald Trump's pattern of reckless incompetence on nuclear issues has been ongoing for quite a while. At a recent Pentagon meeting, it got much worse.

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Ferne Gunter Van Deusen Now trumpey boy is LYING about what he wanted to do and accusing the media of lying when they are the ones being truthful! He doesn't know shit from Shinola, so, when he finds out what he wanted to do isn't possible, he just lies about it!
Kaye Richardson What frightens me even more is that there is NO ONE who could/would/is able to countermand an order to 'push the button' once it's given-short of outright refusal which is doubtful
Christine Brandies So do any of you Trump supporters understand why 67% of us say he is dangerous to this country? His decisions aren’t based in reality, they are based on bigger and more power.
Kerowyn Canny I wrote this on a similar post, same subject; "Only reason one would want more weapons is to use them, scare people with them or compensation of a lack of mental, emotional, or physical manhood. The more powerful weapons one has makes one think they ...
Kathy Toomey Why should we be at all surprised that a man who was elected purely as the pawn of someone who wants to blow it all up (Steve Bannon) thinks he should have more firepower. The only thing that more nuclear firepower will do is increase the downward ...

Eleven months after the presidential election, one thing seems obvious about Donald Trump and his team: They just can't stop thinking about Hillary Clinton -- who's clearly taken up residence in their heads.

Trump World isn
Trump World isn't done running against Hillary Clinton

A year after the 2016 election, Trump World can't shake its obsession with the candidate they defeated.

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Lois Daniels Trump must continue his verbal assaults on Hillary Clinton because she Won the popular vote. His mindset is such that he is unable to stop his diatribe until he feels satisfied that he has “won”.
Janis Noviello He is obviously obsessed with both Hillary and Obama. He just can't get them out of his head. If he does, who the hell would he blame for all of his own mistakes and shortcomings? He's a joke, to America as well as the rest of the world.
Yoly Perez Handy it's called karma, Mr. Jethro Moron Trump !!! Mr. Mueller For the Love of God, please hurry up with your investigation, priority: his tax returns. after all he had put us through, i not only wish for him to be impeached, but also go to jail. he is evil ...
Kathy Ryan Smith They will never be done. Trump has only negative accomplishments to show since his inauguration, but the shiny objects of Clinton hatred is supposed to distract from his status as a huge failure. Or should I say Uuuuuge.
Paula Royce Clearly HRC was/is a formidable opponent who the president* can't defeat. She's so formidable it will take Trump's lifetime and he STILL won't defeat her.

On Aug. 10, Donald Trump declared "a national emergency" on opioids. By Oct. 10, he's still done nothing. Even Chris Christie, the chair of Trump's commission, concedes it's "not good."

Two months later, Trump
Two months later, Trump's inaction on opioids is 'not good'

On Aug. 10, Trump declared "a national emergency" on opioids. By Oct. 10, he's still done nothing. Even Chris Christie concedes it's "not good."

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Sue Muinch He hasn’t done shit for anyone or anything in this country-except himself and his cronies! What a moron!
Virginia Wiese How many more Americans have been exposed to and addicted to opioids since August 10? How many more Americans have died since August 10 from opioid overdoses? How many more parents and children are mourning the loss of their loved ones since the ...
Sam Mattingly FAKE leader = FAKE leadership. Why is anyone surprised that the clown in chief can't get anything done, except divide the country further. GOP WAKE UP!!! Get this rotten bastard out before it is too late!!!!
Kathy O'Neil By now everyone should know that Trump's not about DOING good, he's about the appearance of getting stuff done. Remember Infrastructure Week??? Yeah that's come a long way...
Lizzie Reid Well, frankly, I don't know many 70+ year olds that stay up all day, all hours of the night weekdays, weekends, tweeting and the like without some major drug "assistance." Doubt we will see any action if it doesn't further HIS own agenda, period.

Why now? Because these allegations go back more than 20 years, why were women willing to talk to you about these allegations of sexual misconduct by Harvey Weinstein when they hadn't previously done so? Rachel Maddow's interview with Ronan Farrow starts here: (The opening segment introduction you're looking for is here:

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Carol Madsen It's 10:45 am on Wednesday. CNN just reported that the woman in the sleezy audio sting worked directly with the NYPD, no involvement by the prosecutor's office. Where did Ronan F. get the tape? Rudy G? CNN also reported that the woman involved ...
Lars E King Because they were afraid if they, "talked", they'd be labeled as, "troublemakers", and never work again. People like Weinstein had the clout to make that happen. People like Weinstein still do, for now.
Audrey Ward This is exactly the principle actively protecting child abuse as well: silence. Even by 'good' people who are "afraid to cause trouble." And so, a young one--sometimes times many young ones--are sacrificed; their lives destroyed
Phyllis Crosby Balestena I was born in early 50s, husbands physically abused their wives, rape was a woman’s fault and police ignored the problems. 60s were pretty much the same, woman were made to feel they were at fault. Women’s Awareness started turning things around and ...
Wendy Thomson These allegations coming out now are nothing new. I'd be willing to bet if every woman who has experienced sexual abuse either in the home or the work place raised their arms the sun would be blotted out. After all, 58% of college educated women voted ...

If we want to prevent future Russian manipulations of the American democratic process, we have to know what they did. So it is frustrating that the American tech companies Russia used as part of their strategy are not being more forthcoming about how Russia used their platforms. Everything we know so far is from what journalists have been able to figure out. Watch Rachel Maddow run through the growing list of what we've learned so far:

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Jason McNab Hahaha Russia did nothing. The single mother in Ohio decided to vote for a republican, any republican, years before Trump. Russians did nothing. Since 2010, democrats have lost over 1200 elected seats nationwide; federal state county and local. ...
Catherine Shea Jerry Ralph, Harvey is in the movie business and is being dealt with. Like trump, power exacerbates, some immoral humans. Unlike Bill Gates, Keanu Reeves and President Obama, who have moral compasses, from being raised correctly and having true empathy, ...
Bettijane Christopher Burger Because social media was so inept on the Russian infiltration, I'm wondering if Russia actually has plants or spies working there!!!!
Raymond Julian There is so much stuff that is happening to manipulate our elections Russia , gerrymandering, voter surpression, citizens united we really can't have a legitment election anymore. As long the current disastorous government is place it wont change all ...
Leonard Enrique Tech companies are running scared... big scared. They Could get charged/fined big time by fed, prison by Mueller or both. Seating bullets, eh guys??
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