Most recent news on the Grifter In Chief

From the NYTimes: "A lawsuit filed by Melania Trump depicts her heightened profile as a “unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” to make millions of dollars in business, once again raising questions about the relationship between President Trump’s official role and his family’s business interests.”

She’s alleging in this law suit that, as a result of being First Lady, she can clean up and and the amount she can clean up by is reduced by the defamation of a tabloid.

Second, from his “official” Twitter account (@potus), DJT slams Nordstrom for dropping his daughter’s shoe line(!?):

The Republican Fausts

David Brooks:

“...it is hard to think of any administration in recent memory, on any level, whose identity is so tainted by cruelty. The Trump administration is often harsh and never kind. It is quick to inflict suffering on the 8-year-old Syrian girl who’s been bombed and strafed and lost her dad. Its deportation vows mean that in the years ahead, the TV screens will be filled with weeping families being pulled apart.”

(a slight correction to Mr. Brooks - the 8 year old was an American citizen.)

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/31/opinion/the-republican-fausts.html?smid=tw-nytdavidbrooks&smtyp=cur

NYTimes: How to Make America’s Robots Great Again

While the Reps are building walls...

"American factories still make a lot of stuff. In 2016, the United States hit a manufacturing record, producing more goods than ever. But you don’t hear much gloating about this because manufacturers made all this stuff without a lot of people. Thanks to automation, we now make 85 percent more goods than we did in 1987, but with only two-thirds the number of workers."


Bipartisan Group of Orgs and Individuals ... Calls on Trump to Divest

"In a letter sent today to President-elect Trump, a bipartisan group of organizations and individuals with expertise in governance issues called on Trump to divest his business enterprises or face serious conflicts of interest and Emoluments Clause problems as president.”

"The 29 signers to the letter included Republicans and Democrats, liberal and conservative groups."

http://www.democracy21.org/money-in-politics/press-releases-money-in-politics/bipartisan-group-of-orgs-and-individuals-with-governance-expertise-calls-on-trump-to-divest-business-enterprises-or-face-serious-conflicts-of-interest-and-emoluments-clause-problems/