Donald Trump's legal threats against Fire and Fury publishers Macmillan, USA are merely the latest in the series of absurd, unwinnable, doomed legal threats to emanate from Donald Trump, who is an idiot.
His dumb legal threats are so routine that Above the Law has developed a template for writing about them. As someone who writes about a small subsection of these threats, I certainly feel their pain,
Title: Trump Files [name of legal document], It Is [synonym for “dumb”]
Lead: The Trump administration today made another frivolous claim. [Name of idiot Trump lawyer this time] filed a [name of document] against [target]. It is unlikely to succeed.
Blockquote: [From document or WaPo or NYT story about document]
Analysis: Administration officials think [whatever Breitbart is saying]. In reality, [the opposite of what Breitbart is saying].
Commentary: [Explain how document is normally used.] [Criticize Trump lawyers for being bad.] [Criticize Trump for being racist/sexist/Hitler, as needed.] [Make tortured analogy.]
Kicker: We’re all going to die.
Yes, The Trump Cease & Desist Letter Over The Bannon Book Is Stupid [Elie Mystal/Above the Law]
(via Naked Capitalism)
Property of the People and Propublica used the Trumptown database of Trump's political appointees and the Freedom of Information Act to pull the appointees' resumes (chock full o' data that doesn't appear on their financial disclosure forms) and put them in a searchable database.
Since 1987, Doonesbury has been pricking Trump's bubble, and Trump hates it; Trump even instructed the ghost writer on "his" "book" Surviving at the Top to devote several pages to denouncing Trudeau as unfunny (you can read all of Trudeau's Trump strips in last year's Trump retrospective collection, Yuge!).
One of Trump's border officials told Politico that the administration is planning to permanently bar Canadians who invest in or start legal cannabis businesses in the US or Canada from entering the USA.
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