Montreal Simon: Jared Kushner and the Trump Corruption Scandal

Well there he was at the Western Wall the other day, trying to look as pious as possible.  But when you're Donald Trump that's not easy. No matter how hard you try… And by the time he visited the pope his first family act was looking a little monstrous… Read more »

Montreal Simon: Is the Donald Trump Story Making People Sick?

Oh boy. I thought I was going to be able to completely ignore Donald Trump's Magical Mystery Tour of the Middle East this week end.Which would have been good, because quite frankly I've got to break my Trump Show addiction, before I end up like him. Bellowing incoherently, feeling sorry for myself. And making no sense.But ...

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Demon Child In His Head

It's hardly surprising that Donald Trump is not happy with the appointment of a special counsel. But judging by that tweet this morning, the voices in his head are now all screaming at the same time.And when Trump visited the U.S. Coast Guard Academy yesterday, they did provoke him into an orgy of self pity.Read more ...

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Revenge of James Comey

When Donald Trump fired or "terminated" James Comey so soon after blowing him a gangster kiss, hissing in his ear, and seeming to threaten him: He must have thought he had got rid of the troublesome FBI director.Scared him off with a horse's head, or a fish wrapped up in a newspaper.But sadly for Boss ...

Montreal Simon: One More Reason Donald Trump Must Go

When I ran this picture the other day I thought there was something strange about it. And it wasn't just that the U.S. media had been ordered out of the room. Or that it was the day after Trump had fired James Comey. I just thought the Russian foreign minister and the Russian ambassador seemed to ...

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Week From Hell

It seems only fitting that Donald Trump should end his week at Liberty University, invoking the name of God, and denouncing his critics.Because for Trump it was a week from Hell.A week when his inner beast, or inner fascist was finally revealed. And he was seen to be both crazy, and dangerous, AND as dumb ...

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Road to Impeachment

For about four days before he abruptly fired FBI director James Comey, Donald Trump practically disappeared from public view.Later he'd claim the reason he fired Comey was because "he wasn't doing a good job." And that his decision had absolutely NOTHING to do with the fact that Comey wanted to step up the FBI's investigation into the Trump ...

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump, James Comey, and the Kiss of Death

A few days after he was sworn in as President, Donald Trump spotted FBI director James Comey at a White House event and blew a big orange kiss at him.He was happy with Comey for having knifed Hillary Clinton in the back two weeks before, and helped him win the election. But in Boss Trump's gangster ...

Montreal Simon: The Donald Trump and Michael Flynn Show

They used to work together so well, like two old soft shoe shufflers on the election campaign circuit. Donald Trump singing out "Lyin' Hillary Clinton" and Gen. Michael Flynn leading the chant "lock her up, lock her up."It was practically an American love story. But then Trump made Flynn his national security adviser, and it all went horribly wrong.Read ...

Montreal Simon: Bill Maher Goes After the Progressives Who Helped Elect Trump

When I think of all the damage Donald Trump has done in just 100 days, and how many more people he might hurt or kill before his day is done.Or wonder whether the planet will survive him and his bestial ignorance… I can't help thinking of all those precious progressives who tried to make us ...

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Trumpcare Bill That Will Destroy Him

The front page of the New York Daily News sums up the situation well. Donald Trump grins moments after the House of Representatives had passed his Trumpcare bill.While his Republicans prepared to party… Even though the bill would take health insurance away from at least 24 million Americans.And condemn many of the poorest and the most ...

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump: Crazy Like a Fox or Just Crazy?

Last weekend I watched Donald Trump celebrate his first 100 days in power with a rally in Pennsylvania.And a speech that Michael Gerson in the Washington Post called the most hate-filled in modern history.A deranged rant where Trump attacked his political opponents, the media, and refugees   in a manner that had to be seen ...

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 ...