Today's Trumpery

[Welcome to the monkey house. A daily pastiche of Trumpisms and responses thereto. *RON*]

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Trump backs CIA nominee Gina Haspel after she offered to quit, BBC News [See also: CIA director Gina Haspel's Thailand torture ties]

France, UK, Germany to Stick to Iran Deal Irrespective of US Decision, Defend Democracy Press

Republicans in key election races turn down volume on Trump's tax cuts, Reuters ["If we can’t sell this to the American people, we ought to go into another line of work." Mitch McConnell, 4 months ago]

Trump push for conservative judges intensifies, to Democrats' dismay, Reuters [A key issue, little reported on]

U.S. Embassy road signs go up in Jerusalem, Reuters

Could Trump's 'Space Force' become a reality? BBC News ["We're getting very big in space."]