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The clown show continues

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Trump:  No quid pro quo!  No quid pro quo! Chief of Staff Mulvaney:  Yes, there was quid pro quo. I suppose when you are caught red-handed, and one staff member after another confirms the whistleblower’s account, then this is pretty much all that’s left: “I have news for everybody: Get over it. There’s going to be political influence in foreign policy. That is going to happen. Elections have consequences,” Mulvaney said. When ABC News reporter Jonathan Karl pointed out that withholding aid to Ukraine until an investigation into the DNC server was launched was the very definition of a quid pro quo, Mulvaney responded, “We do that all the time with foreign policy.” Yeah, you also lie all the time. PS.  A grieving UK family visits the White House and Trump thinks to himself,

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Trump:  No quid pro quo!  No quid pro quo!

Chief of Staff Mulvaney:  Yes, there was quid pro quo.

I suppose when you are caught red-handed, and one staff member after another confirms the whistleblower’s account, then this is pretty much all that’s left:

“I have news for everybody: Get over it. There’s going to be political influence in foreign policy. That is going to happen. Elections have consequences,” Mulvaney said.

When ABC News reporter Jonathan Karl pointed out that withholding aid to Ukraine until an investigation into the DNC server was launched was the very definition of a quid pro quo, Mulvaney responded, “We do that all the time with foreign policy.”

Yeah, you also lie all the time.

PS.  A grieving UK family visits the White House and Trump thinks to himself, “How can I use this for my political advantage”, and then humiliates them.

PPS.  The administration just announced that the G-7 meeting would be held at a Trump resort.  I guess he’s trying to cash in while still in office.

The Trump Doral golf resort was also the site at which a violent video that depicted Mr Trump shooting and stabbing his political opponents was reportedly shown to a group of the president’s supporters.

I’m sure they all laughed uproariously at all the fake carnage.  After all, these are people who find Trump’s “jokes” to be funny.  I think I knew some of them, back when I was in the 8th grade.


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Scott B. Sumner is Research Fellow at the Independent Institute, the Director of the Program on Monetary Policy at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and an economist who teaches at Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts. His economics blog, The Money Illusion, popularized the idea of nominal GDP targeting, which says that the Fed should target nominal GDP—i.e., real GDP growth plus the rate of inflation—to better "induce the correct level of business investment".

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