Treasury Orders Trump’s Signature Printed On Stimulus Checks

Because nothing says “Vote for me” like a $1,200 check designed to look like it came from the Trumpster himself…

From the Washington Post:

The Treasury Department has ordered President Trump’s name printed on stimulus checks the Internal Revenue Service is rushing to send to tens of millions of Americans, a process that could slow their delivery by a few days, senior IRS officials said.

The unprecedented decision, finalized late Monday, means that when recipients open the $1,200 paper checks the IRS is scheduled to begin sending to 70 million Americans in coming days, “President Donald J. Trump” will appear on the left side of the payment.

It will be the first time a president’s name appears on an IRS disbursement, whether a routine refund or one of the handful of checks the government has issued to taxpayers in recent decades either to stimulate a down economy or share the dividends of a strong one.

The Post goes on to note that standard practice is to have a civil servant sign checks from the federal government in order to avoid any appearance of partisanship.

Trump Brags On White House TV Ratings After Reviving Press Briefings

Donald Trump

Donald Trump took the time to copy and paste text from a New York Times report about the viewership of the White House daily press briefings since the onset of the COVID-19 threat.

It took the Donald four tweets to fit in all the ratings numbers he is so proud of, and then he came back an hour later with yet another ‘ratings tweet.’

An unprecedented number of Americans are contracting a lethal virus and Trump’s takeaway is beating “Bachelor finale” ratings.

Trump Wants His Signature On Stimulus Checks As If He’s Giving Americans Money

Donald Trump (photo: public domain)

The Wall Street Journal reports Donald Trump would like to see his signature on the stimulus checks that will be sent out after he signed a $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief package into law Friday, according to an administration official.

Normally such checks would be signed by a disbursing officer, not the president.

Trump always wants “credit” for everything that happens in the country, and a check bearing his signature could appear to some as if the Donald is giving Americans these funds when actually the American people are writing the checks.

Oh Brother!

The Hill reports that the Donald tweeted this image an hour after arriving at his Florida golf club.

God only knows what this even means in his ego-driven mind.

There might have been a few comments…

News Round-Up: October 29, 2019

My hubby, Michael Caprio, posing with just SOME of Olivia Newton-John’s gold albums

Some news items you might have missed:

Olivia Newton-John: My hubby, publicist Michael Caprio, is in Los Angeles this week with his client Olivia Newton-John, who will be auctioning off much of her memorabilia this weekend at Julien’s Auctions with proceeds going to the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Center. Above are just some of her gold and platinum records that will be available. And yes, the famous leather jacket and pants from the finale of GREASE are up on the block as well. #GotAMillion?

People: Queer Eye’s Karamo Brown, who was booted this week from Dancing with the Stars, says he’s “proud” of former White House press secretary Sean Spicer (who’s still in the hunt for the trophy) and feels like he’s connected with Spicer about LGBTQ issues.

Back To Stonewall: Self-loathing gays plan to lobby Congress AGAINST passage of The Equality Act. #smh

KIT212: If you happen to be appreciative of rugby butt, Kenneth has just the thing for you (below). More at the link.

James Tadasco (via kenneth-in-the-212)

AP Fact Check: Donald Trump told reporters that he tried to warn people about Osama bin Laden in a book he ‘wrote’ in 2000 before the terrorist directed the attack on the World Trade Center on 9/11. Trouble is the Donald barely mentioned bin Laden and there was no “warning.” #WeCanReadDonald

Journal Express: What is up with these ‘gender reveal’ events getting violent? A woman in Iowa was killed by flying debris due to an explosion that came as part of a gender reveal celebration Saturday.

Jimmy Kimmel Live: When Barack Obama went on TV to announce they killed Bin Laden, he spoke for nine and a half minutes. Trump yesterday, when he announced they killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, did for 48 minutes. So, for further comparison, we thought it might be fun to mash-up Trump’s speech about al-Baghdadi with Obama’s on Bin Laden.

Donald Trump On Thanksgiving: I’m Most Thankful For Myself

Donald Trump was asked on Thanksgiving what he’s most thankful for and his answer?

His family and himself.

“This country is so much stronger now than when I took office you wouldn’t believe it,” he said. “I mean you see it, but so much stronger that people can’t even believe it.”

“When I see foreign leaders they say we cannot believe the difference in strength between the United States now, and the United States two years ago,” he continued. “It’s nice to know you’re fighting for something doing well, and that’s our country.”

Donald Trump Retweets His Followers Praising Him

Donald Trump spent some of his 'executive time' this morning retweeting praise from his followers.

Donald Trump spent some of his ‘executive time’ this morning retweeting praise from his followers.

One tweet he especially liked used a photo of the Trumpster wrapped in a flag proclaiming, “Thank God for Trump!”

He also took a swipe at the NFL as some players over the opening weekend of the new season took a knee during the playing of the national anthem.

Trump tweeted that viewership is down 13%, but he wasn’t quite accurate.

From Philly.com:

CBS had its best opening NFL single-header rating in three years, drawing an average overnight household rating of 10.6 on its slate of five regional single-header games. That’s up 23 percent compared to CBS’ slate of games in Week 1 last year.

FOX averaged an 8.9 overnight rating on its 1 p.m. regional games, up six percent compared to last year. In its 4 p.m. national window, which featured the Carolina Panthers defeating the Dallas Cowboys, Fox garnered a 15.7 overnight rating, up slightly from last year.

In fact, Panthers-Cowboys drew the second-highest overnight Week 1 ratings in that national window since 2014, and it’s the seventh-highest number since 2004, according to Sports Media Watch.

What Trump failed to include is that most other programming, including scripted television shows, have seen drops in their viewership as streaming services like Hulu and Netflix continue to garner more and more customers.

Trump: Everyone Thinks I Deserve The Nobel Peace Prize

Donald Trump told reporters at the White House today that "Everyone thinks" he deserves the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to bring peace to North and South Korea

Donald Trump was asked by a reporter today at the White House if he felt he deserves the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to bring peace to North and South Korea – even though nothing’s happened yet.

Trump’s response? “Everyone thinks so, but I would never say it.”

“I want victory for the world because that’s what we’re talking about. So that’s the only prize I want,” he added.

Trump has famously harbored competitive feelings towards former President Barack Obama.

In 2009, Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.”

Watch the Trumpster humble-brag below.

(h/t JoeMyGod)

Trump Gloats Over Firing Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe

With absolutely no attempt to hide his involvement, Donald Trump openly gloated about firing former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe on Twitter this morning.

“Andrew McCabe FIRED, a great day for the hard working men and women of the FBI,” wrote Trump. “A great day for Democracy. Sanctimonious James Comey was his boss and made McCabe look like a choirboy. He knew all about the lies and corruption going on at the highest levels of the FBI!”

Folks with a LOT of legal experience didn’t think this was such a good idea…