Sarah Sanders asked to leave restaurant

I agree with the restaurant.  The Trump administration spews lies, hatred and bigotry.  They need to see this is not acceptable.  Sanders should not have used her official account to tweet about it.


After the way Trump and his supporters talk about other people, they have no right to complain that others are not civil.

Potential Zinke conflict of interest


Commerce Secretary’s conflicts of interest


Ross is just another sleazy Trump appointee.  The article on Forbes has lots of details.

Trump and loyalty

This article states: “A senior advisor to the State Department appointed just two months ago has been quietly vetting career diplomats and American employees of international institutions to determine whether they are loyal to President Donald Trump and his political agenda, according to nearly a dozen current and former U.S. officials. ”

Career civil servants are loyal to the country and the Constitution, not the individual who is president at the moment.  This is scary stuff.

Russia is meddling in the 2018 elections

Director of National Intelligence Coats (a Republican appointed by Trump) is concerned about Russian meddling in the 2018 midterm elections.

This article states:

“Russia is attempting to influence the midterm elections in the United States in November as well as divide the transatlantic alliance, US Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats warned at a meeting co-hosted by the Atlantic Council in Normandy, France, on June 8.

Coats said Russia had already undertaken an “unprecedented influence campaign to interfere in the US electoral and political process” in 2016. Russia, Coats pointed out, has also meddled in France, Germany, Norway, Spain, and Ukraine. “It is 2018, and we continue to see Russian targeting of American society in ways that could affect our midterm elections,” he said.”

Trump is more emboldened to act on his own

As the current staff members leave, the replacements for them will be even worse.  Who would want to work in such chaos and backstabbing?  Has anyone who worked for the Trump White House and left come out better off from the experience?

Science is unwelcome in the Trump administration

Trump is meeting with North Korea without an adviser who is an expert on nuclear physics.

The article linked to in the tweet notes: “Mr. Trump is the first president since 1941 not to name a science adviser, a position created during World War II to guide the Oval Office on technical matters ranging from nuclear warfare to global pandemics.”

Remember, he thinks climate change is a Chinese hoax.  Not listening to scientists will affect public health and safety.