Cartoon

The Threat

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Nick Anderson)

In other news, the Supreme Court has cleared the Massachusetts attorney general's office to obtain records from Exxon Mobil that could prove the oil giant lied to company shareholders about the risks of climate change for decades.

Meanwhile, NBC News reports that at least 22 immigrants have died while in ICE custody in the past 2 years while Trump has been in office.

Finally, Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner is a laser-brained snake oil salesman.

Jared Kushner, the president’s senior adviser, said he was bringing good outside business knowledge to the wall negotiations. He said the reason the wall price was going up was because of an increase in customer utilization for the border. Customer demand, he said, results in overruns.

This is apparently what they teach you at America's elite business schools.

The wall price is going up because of Trump's tariffs on imports of foreign metal, not "customer utilization" -- whateverthefuck that means -- of a border that is mostly an empty desert.

  • katanahamon

    I’ve been contacting by email the networks that are allowing Rump to spew his lies..I encourage everyone to do so as well. I pointed out that they obviously haven’t learned their lesson in giving the serial liar billions in free coverage already, and that they should be ashamed. I’m sure it’s a drop in the Sargasso Sea, but it made me feel better!

  • mnpollio

    “Finally, Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner is a laser-brained snake oil salesman.”

    Well Jared was the brilliant business mind beyond the real estate boondoggle of 666 Park Avenue.

  • katanahamon

    Perfect cartoon..just perfect!

  • My wife and I replaced the fence around our yard last summer and it was a BIG mistake. it’s nicer now, thus attracting more attention from the neighbors, and our fence costs have skyrocketed!

  • Draxiar

    I have a spark of hope that Maura Healey, the Mass AG, will help nail ExxonMobile’s ass to the wall and make them answer, and PAY for their deceit and lies for profit at the expense of the planet.

  • Christopher Foxx

    Meanwhile, NBC News reports that at least 22 immigrants have died while in ICE custody in the past 2 years while Trump has been in office.

    How many died each year under Obama?

    • The highest number was 10 in 2008. I’m seeing also that 8 adults died between 2012-2015, during Obama’s second term. Basically 6 per year. Under Trump it’s 11 per year. And of those 22 I don’t know how many of them were children. PLUS I don’t think the 22 includes three children (whose ages were 7, 8, and 20 months). Here’s a link….I read it very quickly. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/immigration/22-immigrants-died-ice-detention-centers-during-past-2-years-n954781

      ETA: So it’s gone up drastically and is hitting record levels because the 10 in 2008 was the highest to date (at least, the highest since we actually started keeping records, which didn’t start until Obama’s administration…)

      • Christopher Foxx

        Thanks. IrishGrrrl.

        I didn’t doubt it’s worse under Tiny. (What isn’t?) But just quoting a statistic that’s supposed to show something is better/worse without showing the numbers for what it’s being compared to is meaningless. It’s a right-wing tactic we should steer clear of using.

        Thanks for finding the needed additional info.