Severe Idiots

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - John Branch)

In other news, five states have filed a lawsuit against the Department of Transportation for rescinding an Obama-era regulation that doubles fines for violating fuel economy standards.

Meanwhile, former chief of staff Reince Priebus and White House counsel Don McGahn have lawyered up in the Russian interference probe. You know it's bad when lawyers hire their own lawyers.

Finally, McClatchy reports that Trump's businesses were still cutting deals with foreign partners even after his inauguration.

WASHINGTON - A major construction company owned by the Chinese government was hired to work on the latest Trump golf club development in Dubai despite a pledge from Donald Trump that his family business would not engage in any transactions with foreign government entities while he serves as president.

Trump’s partner, DAMAC Properties, awarded a $32-million contract to the Middle East subsidiary of China State Construction Engineering Corporation to build a six-lane road as part of the residential piece of the Trump World Golf Club Dubai project called Akoya Oxygen, according to news releases released by both companies. It is scheduled to open next year.

RIP Len Wein, co-creator of my favorite comic book character.

  • Michael B. Conway

    Swamp Thing?

    • Christopher Foxx


      Whatever knows fear… goes snikt!

      • Michael B. Conway

        That’s Man Thing.

        • Christopher Foxx

          Yeah. (But no!. It’s Swamperine!)

  • Aynwrong

    The President’s company is doing business with a communist government to build a golf club in a Middle Eastern, majority Muslim nation….

    That swamp just keeps getting emptier and emptier, huh?

    • ninjaf

      If Obama were doing this, that would be chyron airing on Fox News ALL DAY LONG!

    • Draxiar

      I want to know if these obvious violations are or will be pursued. It seems to me that with the exception of some of the press everyone is just kind of shrugging about it as though it’s just normal. Of course I could be missing something.

      • Aynwrong

        Aside from maybe Mueller looking into it, yeah I agree. It seems to be getting a shrug.

        • Draxiar

          I think Mueller would only be on peripheral of this in regards to trump doing business in Russia. Apart from that I question if it’s in Mueller’s investigative scope.