Today's Trumpery

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

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US Considering Attacking Iran, With Saudi Forces Leading Strike, [Follow the money: Oil jumps as war of words between US and Iran leaves traders on edge]

Trump threatens U.S. government shutdown over border wall, Reuters [See also: Maxine Waters Calls Out Trump’s ‘Schemes, Lying’ and ‘Payoffs’ — And Issues A Stark Warning About His Future: ‘You’re In Trouble’]

Ex-Trump aide Paul Manafort faces 18 criminal counts, Reuters [See also: Rudy Giuliani retreats all the way to arguing ‘collusion is not a crime’]

Trump Escalates Attack Against Media After NYT Publisher Warned of Violence Against Journalists, Slate

Surprise, Surprise: Energy Department LNG Export Study Draft Ignores Climate Change, Naked Capitalism

Trump administration says it’s time to stop punishment of anti-gay African countries, Think Progress