4 New Major Trump Administration Hypocrisies

The Trump administration is still not even two months old, and it’s already fraught with controversy. Republican President Donald Trump and his advisors have been the subject of endless inquiries, investigations, even a resignation. One of the administration’s biggest issues – besides its endless undisclosed ties with Russia – is utter hypocrisy. If the team had one motto, it would be “Do as I say, not as I do.”

Here are four new major Trump Administration hypocrisies.

1) Private email is bad – unless it’s ours.

“But her emails!” The rallying cry of the anti-Clinton brigade, who swore they couldn’t vote for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton because of her private email server, has now become a running joke as President Trump is quickly descending the country into chaos.

Ironically, despite using her private email server as a campaign talking point, it turns out Trump’s own close circle also turned to private emails to hide their own exploits.

Scott Pruitt, the Oklahoma Attorney General tapped as the next Secretary of the Environmental Protection Agency, has just been discovered to have been lying under oath when he swore he’d never used his private email account to keep conversations and documents off the official state record.

And former Indiana Governor Mike Pence – now the Vice President – used to do government business on an AOL account in order to hide it from prying eyes. Which leads one to truly question the Veep. AOL, really? Is it 1998?

2) Impeach the perjurer – unless it’s me.

Speaking of lying under oath, that appears to be exactly what new Attorney General Jeff Sessions did during his confirmation hearing, when asked if he had ever met with Russians during the Trump presidential campaign. Despite claiming he “did not have communications” he’d actually spoken with representatives not just once, but twice.

So what’s the punishment for perjury? Ask old school Sessions, who once claimed you should have to resign – just like he demanded of then-President Bill Clinton almost two decades earlier.

“Sessions, of course, should be afforded the same presumption of innocence that attaches to anyone accused of a crime,” writes Think Progress. “Nevertheless, by Sessions’ own standard, if he committed perjury, then ‘equal justice requires that he forfeit his office.’”

3) Muslims are dangerous and must be banned immediately – unless I’m having a good news cycle.

The first time President Trump signed the executive order that would immediately forbid Muslims from seven countries from entering the U.S., the issue was so urgent it literally stopped visa holders in mid-flight. Now the President has a new version of the ban that he hopes will make it through court scrutiny that he waits to sign so it wouldn’t overshadow his recent Congressional speech.

Multiple outlets are reporting that the Trump administration has decided to delay the implementation of a revised travel ban covering Muslim-majority countries because its original plan to sign the order Wednesday would distract from positive coverage of POTUS’s Tuesday night address to Congress,” reported Slate last week. “‘We want the (executive order) to have its own ‘moment,” CNN quotes one administration official as saying.”

Nothing says important and vital legislation like putting it on hold until a new news cycle.

4) Buy American – unless it’s inconvenient.

In President Trump’s big Congressional address he proclaimed he’d be investing massive dollars into federal infrastructure projects, which will do the country even more good since they will be created entirely with American products – like American steel. But of course, there is a loophole.

“The Keystone XL Pipeline will not be subject to President Donald Trump’s executive order requiring infrastructure projects to be built with American steel, a White House spokeswoman said today,” Politico reports. “Trump signed the order calling for the Commerce Department to develop a plan for U.S. steel to be used in ‘all new pipelines, as well as retrofitted, repaired or expanded pipelines’ inside the U.S. projects ‘to the maximum extent possible.’ By the White House’s judgment, that description would not include Keystone XL, which developer TransCanada first proposed in 2008.”

Maybe the next big project, folks. Unless, of course, there’s another loophole.

Photo credit: Gage Skidmore, via Wikimedia commons

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ERIKA S
ERIKA S3 months ago

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ERIKA S3 months ago

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Brian F
Brian F3 months ago

Karen S Your lies, and hate of Bernie Sanders is obsessive. Bernie Sanders had many more votes than your Wall Street crook, Hillary, because people could sense Bernie Sanders was honest, unlike your queen of corruption, Hillary, who took 21 million from Wall Street for speeches, and 13 million from our criminal healthcare industry, and refused to support single payer universal healthcare. Bernie also denounced the horrible DAPL, unlike your crook Hillary who profited off it. Now your doubling down on your ignorance and defending disgraced liar Debbie Wasserman Shultz, and the corrupt DNC that sabotaged Bernie Sanders campaign, and lied about the Nevada convention by falsely claiming Bernie Sanders supporters threw chairs. Than disgraced liar Donna Brazille passed debate questions to Hillary. The WikiLeaks emails proved Hillary was a liar who told environmentalist to get a life, and that she was cozy to Wall Street for the 21 million they paid her for speeches. Now the corrupt democrats are blocking true progressives like Bernie Sanders from having any power, so they can continue their corruption, and make millions from banks, Wall Street, big pharma, and corporations. Clearly your just a sellout, and a supporter of your corrupt democratic party that's as corrupt as the republicans, and blocks true progressives like Bernie Sanders, so they can serve their corporate masters. Like the corrupt corporate fake democrats Cory Booker and Patty

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ERIKA S
ERIKA S3 months ago

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David F
David F3 months ago

Karen S, I rarely read long winded post from certain Alt left radicals, I can never expect a intellectual counterpoint. That includes you. I don't know what your "Gee" is about.

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Karen Swenson
Karen Swenson3 months ago

@David F---Gee, where did you go? Brian F is still commenting his same pile of swill, what happened David--did you get scared off with your highly inappropriate vicious comment? Brian F--your confused twin, doesn't realize the election is OVER and keeps posting the same monotonous drivel about Hillary and then you back it up with your Fox no news and alternative Facts. Meanwhile, Trump gets crazier and crazier every day---He is the President, and you conjoined MORON think Hillary and the Democrats are the Threat----Figures!

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Dan Blossfeld
Dan Blossfeld3 months ago

Past,
Keep the deflections coming. I was referring to the official White House press release, before Trump took office. It seems you refer to any news you dislike as being a Trump lie. Goebbels would be proud.

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Karen S
Karen Swenson3 months ago

@Brian F-- You aren't even a USEFUL IDIOT, you're just an idiot! You have no damn idea if Bernie would have won, if he had been picked. You have no idea what the APE machines would have done to Bernie being he is a total Socialist, a Jew and 75 yrs old. F---k Face Von Clown stick would still have won and probably by a bigger margarine. You support Republicans and that is why you are constantly blowing Bullshit about Hillary. Why did Bernie have NO CHOICE? I suppose next you'll say Hillary threatened to kill his dog!. People like you have even accused her of running a sex ring, murdered people, etc.

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Brian F
Brian F3 months ago

Karen S Your a sellout. I'd like to see you in a room full of progressives, as you spew your corporate establishment democratic garbage. You'd get yelled out of the room. Go serve your corporate masters, and your corrupt democratic party that's in bed with Wall Street, as corrupt as the republicans, and blocks true honest progressives like Bernie Sanders, so they can continue to maintain power, screw most of us, and serve their corporate masters. I support true progressives like Jill Stein and Bernie Sanders who stand up for true progressive values, unlike corporate fake democrats like you who are just useful idiots for a corrupt corporate owned democratic party, that's as corrupt as the republicans.

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Karen Swenson
Karen Swenson3 months ago

@ Brian F- Isn't it amazing that you would quickly deflect a comment I made to David F in his accusations of Past Member accusing her of plotting to shoot the President!! All you have done is post the same Hysterical gibberish as usual-- You and David F are exactly one in the same with your constant gibberish, drivel, bunk, hogwash, and rubbish.

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