16 Things we know about Trump and Russia

The ongoing and developing links between Russia and the Trump campaign team seems to be evolving on a daily basis. We’ve tried to write a concise summary of what we (the public) can currently be sure has happened.

2017-07-07 Trump and Russia

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Donald Trump Should Be Pitied

 A version of this post first appeared on our Facebook page on July 5th.

Donald Trump is pitiful. Given the hatred he generates both for himself and his opponents, it’s easy to overlook how small and pathetic the man is.

A video on July 4th saw him step off Air Force One and wander off in an apparently random direction, before being directed to the car right in front of the plane (emblazoned with the presidential seal and with American flags on the front). Did he not understand that the car was there for him? If not, how little comprehension does he have of the world around him?

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Things You Should Realise about Trump #3: Crowd Claims Reveal a Loose Relationship with Reality

Donald Trump has spent a large portion of his first week in office obsessed by the size of his crowd.

250 thousand isn’t anything to be ashamed of – it’s a large number. Given that Trump’s shtick is that he is supposedly one of the few people willing to tackle difficult issues, he’s not going to be as popular as a unity candidate like Obama. Add in that Obama’s 2009 inauguration was on a Monday and Trump’s on a Friday, meaning that supporters could take the time off work more easily, and it’s not hugely embarrassing that Trump failed to hit the historic highs for inauguration attendances.

A wide variety of news sources shared a side-by-side comparison of photos from the 2009 Obama and 2017 Trump inaugurations. This includes those who lean right ideologically – the images are a dramatic way to put the news into context. For Trump opponents like ourselves, it’s a fun way to get at Trump’s thin skin. But it’s actually quite scary how thin his skin is.

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