Donald Trump

Leaky Trump Syndrome – The President’s Bad News Continues Into August

by Oletta Branstiter 



“Even the President of Mexico called me. Their southern border, they said very few people are coming because they know they’re not going to get to our border, which is the ultimate compliment.”

“I got a call from the head of the Boy Scouts saying it was the greatest speech that was ever made to them, and they were very thankful.”


After bragging that both the President of Mexico and the head of the Boy Scouts organization had made calls to praise him, President Trump’s press secretary, Sarah Huckabee-Sanders, had to publicly admit that the phone calls never happened.

The lie about getting a laudatory phone call from the head of the Boy Scouts is either pure delusion or a feeble attempt to refute the published apology by Boy Scout Chief Michael Surbaugh for the blatantly partisan, profane and egocentric speech given by the President to the recent gathering at the annual Jamboree.


This embarrassment was exacerbated by today’s leak of the full conversation between President Trump and President Nieto, in which Trump pleaded with the President of Mexico to help him save face regarding his campaign promise to make our southern neighbor pay for the wall between our countries.


Special Counsel Robert Mueller has convened a grand jury investigation into Russian influence over the 2016 U.S. Presidential election.

Two anonymous sources for Reuters have confirmed that subpoenas have been issued for testimony relating to a June 2016 meeting between a lawyer presumed to have connections with the Russian government and emissaries from the Trump campaign, including the President’s son and son-in-law.

Signaling a lack of trust in the President, Senators Thom Tillis (R-N.C.),  Christopher A. Coons (D-Del.), Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) are proposing legislative efforts to check the executive branch’s ability to fire a special counsel.


President Trump capped off a tumultuous day seeking adulation from a crowd of thousands gathered at a Huntington, West Virginia rally, where he declared,

“Most people know there were no Russians in our campaign, there never were,…We didn’t win because of Russia, we won because of you. Are there any Russians here tonight? Any Russians?”

Maybe he should have requested a boy from the Netherlands who could stick his finger in the ever-widening crack in this administration.   

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