Montreal Simon: Why Are Donald Trump and His Gang Behaving So Strangely?

It was one of the weirdest scenes I've ever witnessed. Donald Trump leaving an executive order signing ceremony, without signing anything.And his behaviour just keeps getting more and more bizarre, like these tweets he fired off this morning. Which make absolutely no sense, unless he's desperately trying to deflect attention from a growing scandal that ...

Montreal Simon: Has Donald Trump Finally Gone Over the Deep End?

It's now been four days since Donald Trump woke up early in the morning and fired off some deranged tweets, in the general direction of Barack Obama.  And according to reports from the warring factions in the Trump White House, for a few hours after that Trump was in a really good mood.  Until he ...

Montreal Simon: Has Donald Trump Finally Gone Over the Deep End?

It's now been four days since Donald Trump woke up early in the morning and fired off some deranged tweets, in the general direction of Barack Obama.  And according to reports from the warring factions in the Trump White House, for a few hours after that Trump was in a really good mood.  Until he ...

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the American Horror Story

He managed to deliver a speech to a joint session of Congress, without straying from the script on his tele prompter.And that so impressed some in the media they praised him for acting like a  "normal president."But of course Donald Trump couldn't keep up that act for long, and early this morning he once again proved ...

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the American Horror Story

He managed to deliver a speech to a joint session of Congress, without straying from the script on his tele prompter.And that so impressed some in the media they praised him for acting like a  "normal president."But of course Donald Trump couldn't keep up that act for long, and early this morning he once again proved ...

Montreal Simon: The Trump Resistance and the Uses of Outrage

I spent much of the weekend trying to recover from a big exam, and get away from the horror of Trump. I slept a lot. I kept to myself. I really needed a break.As Andrew Sullivan recently wrote, one can only take so much insanity. "It’s just a matter of human endurance. You have to breathe ...

Montreal Simon: The Trump Resistance and the Uses of Outrage

I spent much of the weekend trying to recover from a big exam, and get away from the horror of Trump. I slept a lot. I kept to myself. I really needed a break.As Andrew Sullivan recently wrote, one can only take so much insanity. "It’s just a matter of human endurance. You have to breathe ...

Montreal Simon: Bill Maher on Donald Trump’s Horrible Week

I must confess that after only three weeks of President Donald Trump, I am being forced to contemplate a horrible possibility: I might go completely bonkers before he does.Because although at the present time he has a good lead over me… According to the resistance INSIDE the White House.I don't know how much more of Trump or Kellyanne ...

Montreal Simon: Trumpland: 1984 or Brave New World?

It's fashionable to compare to Donald Trump to Big Brother in Orwell's 1984. And there are some disturbing similarities. President Trump on Friday moved to chisel away at the Obama administration’s legacy on financial regulation, announcing steps to revisit the rules enacted after the 2008 financial crisis and to back away from a measure intended to protect ...

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Wild Child in the White House

He has unleashed chaos all over the world with his insane travel ban. He is triggering massive protests all over his country. Tens of thousands of people rallied in U.S. cities and at airports on Sunday to voice outrage over President Donald Trump's executive order restricting entry into the country for travellers from seven Muslim-majority nations.He is acting ...

Montreal Simon: How Canadians Can Help Defeat the Monster Donald Trump

I've been trying to ignore the monster in the window. I close my eyes and try to pretend it's just a nightmare. I crank up the music in my ears to try to drown out his mad bigoted voice.For even though I'm a Canadian I feel the same way these Americans do. But who can ...

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump’s Scary Twilight Show

As you know, I can't help feeling like I'm trapped in a surrealistic nightmare, or a scary episode of the Twilight Zone.Where the deranged demagogue Donald Trump is the president of the United States, is demolishing its government, department by department.And threatening to lead the world to economic disaster, and even nuclear war. But while while this episode does ...

Montreal Simon: The Women’s Marches and the I Can’t Keep Quiet Song

I can't remember a more inspiring sight than the sight of all those millions of women and their supporters marching in Washington and all over the world.Or one that cheered me up more. I was worried that the ghastly predator Donald Trump would get away with all his crimes against women.But the women made it clear he won't.Read ...

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Rise of the Resistance

It was Donald Trump's first full day in office. He was standing in front of a memorial to dead CIA officers.He was speaking to members of the intelligence community he had recently called Nazis.He desperately needed to look presidential after delivering a dark and menacing inauguration speech that had even more people questioning his sanity.But instead Trump ended up ...

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Inauguration From Hell

It was Donald Trump's big chance to act like a real president, reach out to his defeated opponents, and try to bring his divided nation together.But he just couldn't do it. He blew it.Instead of trying to embrace the Americans who didn't vote for him, he clenched his tiny fingers together and gave them the fist.Read ...

Montreal Simon: Samantha Bee On Trump and the Golden Shower Scandal

I hesitate to write another post about Donald Trump's so-called Golden Shower or Peegate scandal, for several good reasons.One, it's so disgusting once was enough. Two, it sounds too good to be true. And three, and most importantly, I don't want to distract attention away from the fascist kleptocracy Trump is preparing to unleash on our neighbours, and the rest ...

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Golden Shower Scandal

As you know, I've always felt that the Russians had some dirt on Trump, for what else could explain his bizarre behaviour, or his apparent crush on Vladimir Putin?Or the way he shrugged off an intelligence report about the hacking of the Democratic National Committee. After cheerfully using hacked material and fake news to smear Hillary Clinton.Well now the shoe is on the other ...

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Labyrinth of Lies

In his book The Art of the Deal Donald Trump called his compulsive lying "truthful hyperbole," or "an innocent form of exaggeration."But they are lies, if his nose really did grow with every one he told, by now it would it would have had to be declared a dangerous weapon.And the way he reacted to Meryl Streep's devastating criticism of ...

Montreal Simon: The Tainted Presidency and the Magnificent Meryl Streep

As we all know, Donald Trump wants us to move on, and forget that his friend Vladimir Putin stands accused of deploying his cyber army to help him win the election.But it's just not going to work. You can't just wish away something like that, or try to shift the blame… Or undermine your own intelligence ...

Montreal Simon: Keith Olbermann’s Message to Donald Trump’s Supporters

It would be almost unbelievable, if it wasn't happening in Trumpland where madness has replaced reason.U.S. intelligence officials have informed Donald Trump that Russia meddled in the U.S. election to help him win, but he's just shrugging it off. Or blaming the Democrats. And to make matters even worse, many of his supporters feel the ...

Montreal Simon: Obama, The Liberal Redneck, And The Trumpanzees

In one of my last posts I thanked Barack Obama for being the best U.S. president I have ever known.And listed some of his remarkable achievements.But somehow I forgot to mention one of his most outstanding qualities.His unique ability to drive Donald Trump and his Trumpanzees absolutely wild.Read more »

Montreal Simon: Why Trump Will Not Be Able to Erase Obama’s Legacy

From the moment Barack Obama became president Donald Trump tried to delegitimize and humiliate him.Claiming he wasn't an American citizen, and had faked his birth certificate, and doing all he could to degrade his country's first black president.And in thirteen days, on his first day in office, Trump is vowing to repeal every single executive order Obama ever ...

Montreal Simon: Is Donald Trump Too Deranged To Be President?

It's like a slow motion nightmare. Donald Trump is now just 23 days from being sworn in as president, and getting his hands on the nuclear codes.And it seems that the pressure is getting to him. He's in a highly agitated state, his bizarre Christmas card to America was badly received, as I pointed out yesterday.And his ...

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump’s Sad and Very Crazy Christmas

It has to be one of the most bizarre Christmas cards a president-elect has ever sent the American people. But it does tell you a lot about Donald Trump.No sense of the occasion or the true meaning of Christmas. No family, not even Ivanka.Just HIMSELF, with his tiny fingers curled into a fist. Alone with his ...

Montreal Simon: Why Nobody Should Ever Normalize Donald Trump

It wasn't a surprise, but it was depressing, and it was another grim milestone on the way to the darkness of Trumpland.Despite all the e-mails, the petitions, and the protests, Donald Trump is now officially the president in waiting of the United States. There were many protesters but few faithless electors as Donald Trump won the ...