Montreal Simon: Scott Pruitt: The Roasting of a Climate Change Denier

When Donald Trump is finally driven from office and put on trial, I hope that Scott Pruitt, the climate change denying head of the Environmental Protection Agency, joins him in the box.For the way Pruitt and Trump are gutting the EPA, threatens to poison our air, our Great Lakes, and even our food.And their all out assault on ...

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: Donald Trump and the Coming War With China

I'm sure we all remember the horrified look on Angela Merkel's face, when she came face to face with the madness of Donald Trump, two weeks ago.Or the rude way he refused to shake her hand.And that's before we found out that Trump reportedly handed Merkel a fake bill for more than $300 billion. Well, get ready for ...

Montreal Simon: Will Mad Mike Flynn Bring Down Donald Trump?

For a while yesterday morning Donald Trump must have been channelling the good old  days, when Mad Mike Flynn used to get his Trumplings chanting "Lock her up, lock her up!!!"For he seemed strangely happy that Flynn had offered to tell Congress what he knows about the Trump campaign's Russian connections, in exchange for immunity from ...

Montreal Simon: Can Donald Trump Pass A Sanity Test?

As you can imagine, even some of Donald Trump's closest advisers are said to be deeply worried about his mental state.They say he appears shell shocked. He apparently had no idea that government was so difficult, and that he would have so little time for golf.And of course he blames the media for EVERYTHING. As ...

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump: When Reality Bites

Donald Trump called his best known book the Art of the Deal. And he has always tried to portray himself in that regard as a genius or an artist. But after his Trumpcare plan went up in smoke the other day.Reality took a big bite out of him, and shattered that image.Read more »

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Trumpcare Disaster

Well what a difference a day makes. On Thursday Donald Trump was sitting in the cab of a monster truck demanding that Republicans support his plan to replace Obamacare.Or else.And when he woke up yesterday morning, he seemed pretty confident his Trumpcare plan would be approved. But sadly for him, that's as good as it got.Read ...

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Day of Reckoning

It was an extraordinary sight, and Donald Trump's day of reckoning.His worst nightmare coming true.The FBI director, and the director of the National Security Agency, testifying before the House Intelligence Committee, and all but calling Trump a liar.Read more »

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Lies That Will Destroy Him

Well we know that it wasn't exactly a meeting of minds. We know that Donald Trump acted like an orange oaf when he met with Angela Merkel.Or like a very small man, with no manners or class. And we know how it ended…Read more »

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump’s Cruel and Monstrous Budget

It's a budget plan only the monstrous Donald Trump and his bestial followers could love. A plan that would take money from the poor and the vulnerable, and hand it over to the police, the military, and the millionaires.  One that would attack the arts and the humanities as only fascists can.And one that could only ...

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump’s Disastrous Trumpcare Scam

I must admit that when I saw Rachel Maddow's breathless promo, for a brief moment I had a vision of Donald Trump in handcuffs.But sadly, although the leaked tax forms did show that Trump is not a very good businessman.President Trump wrote off more than $100 million in business losses to reduce his federal taxes in ...

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Incredibly Shrinking President

As you probably know, Donald Trump has been trying to keep a very low profile ever since he sent out these deranged early morning tweets just over a week ago. He has turned into the Incredibly Shrinking President, no doubt hoping that Americans will forget all about those tweets, and not question his sanity.But now he's ...

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Incredibly Shrinking President

As you probably know, Donald Trump has been trying to keep a very low profile ever since he sent out these deranged early morning tweets just over a week ago. He has turned into the Incredibly Shrinking President, no doubt hoping that Americans will forget all about those tweets, and not question his sanity.But now he's ...

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Republican Revolt

Ever since he accused Barack Obama of tapping his phone, Donald Trump has been trying to behave himself.He has toned down his compulsive tweeting. He hasn't made any other outrageous statements. He's trying to reassure Americans, and the rest of the world, that he's not having a nervous breakdown. And that he can be trusted with ...

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Republican Revolt

Ever since he accused Barack Obama of tapping his phone, Donald Trump has been trying to behave himself.He has toned down his compulsive tweeting. He hasn't made any other outrageous statements. He's trying to reassure Americans, and the rest of the world, that he's not having a nervous breakdown. And that he can be trusted with ...

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 Idiocy of Ben Carson

When Donald Trump first offered Ben Carson a cabinet job, Carson turned him down saying he didn't have a clue about how to run a government department.But Trump insisted, Carson agreed to become the new head of the department of Housing and Urban Development.And yesterday he showed his boss, and the world, how clueless he ...

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Idiocy of Ben Carson

When Donald Trump first offered Ben Carson a cabinet job, Carson turned him down saying he didn't have a clue about how to run a government department.But Trump insisted, Carson agreed to become the new head of the department of Housing and Urban Development.And yesterday he showed his boss, and the world, how clueless 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: Donald Trump and the Russian Connection

Donald Trump must have hoped he would be able to bury the Russian election hacking story, in some dark place where nobody could ever find it.Or shred it, or burn it.So he could say if there is no evidence, it never happened. It's just FAKE NEWS.But unfortunately for him, if that was his plan, it just became ...

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Russian Connection

Donald Trump must have hoped he would be able to bury the Russian election hacking story, in some dark place where nobody could ever find it.Or shred it, or burn it.So he could say if there is no evidence, it never happened. It's just FAKE NEWS.But unfortunately for him, if that was his plan, it just became ...

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 ...