To the utter surprise of absolutely no one, Mike Flynn has resigned.

National security adviser Mike Flynn, possible Russian stooge, resigned a little bit ago. Well, to be fair, we don’t know – yet – if he’s a Russian stooge, but it sure didn’t look like he wasn’t.

Trump has named Lt. General Joseph Keith Kellogg, Jr. as acting national security advisor. This guy is a retired general officer in the US army, was in charge of the presidential transition agency action team for defense, and was named a foreign policy advisor to Trump in March 2016, back when he was still just a candidate. You can read up on the basics here.

(Featured Image Credit: Official DIA portrait of Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn.)

The Trumpster Fire (2-13-17)

Liveblogging the Trump presidency, one catastrophe at a time.

We had a busy weekend – Trump was in Mar-A-Lago with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe, there was the whole Michael Flynn mess, plus protests everywhere, and more. Keep an eye out – I’m updating now. If you don’t see anything, try refreshing (Storify doesn’t refresh automatically). Continue reading The Trumpster Fire (2-13-17)

I enjoy watching Sean Spicer have a bad time during his daily briefings.

A couple of quick things about Sean Spicer this morning. First, I cannot stop misspelling “Spicer” as “Spider.” I feel like that’s indicative of stuff.

Second, I kind of love how Spicer gets angrier and snottier the longer he’s on stage. Not, like, in an admiring way, though. Just because I like watching him have a bad time.

Third, I wonder how Spicer’s sleeping, since he has to carry all this water for a heinous administration. Today he had to justify an anti-semitic Holocaust Remembrance Day statement and imprisoning a five-year-old for Trump’s Muslim ban. Like, I wonder how many ulcers that gives a person. Or if it even bothers him at all.

If you’re looking for some good news after this weekend – and lord knows I am – you can take heart in the fact that donations to the ACLU and other organizations fighting the Muslim ban soared this weekend.

You can also rejoice at acting Attorney General Sally Yates announcing that the Justice Dept. won’t defend the Muslim ban in court. That’s probably a temporary thing since Yates will likely soon be replaced by a Trump appointee, but hey, take your wins where you can get ’em.

Also, Senate Foreign Relations Chair Bob Corker (R) says Congress might step in if something isn’t done about the Muslim ban.

Outcry works, people. Resist.