This Week in Trumplandia



Welcome to This Week in Trumplandia. Check in with us every Thursday for a weekly roundup of the most pertinent and relevant content on our country, which is currently spiraling down a crappy toilet drain. You owe it to yourself, your communities, and your humanity to contribute whatever you can, even if it is just awareness of the truth.

China sent a message to Donald Trump and his team by flying a nuclear-capable bomber near its borders because war is totally a thing that could happen.

Trump tells his supporters maybe he can do something about people burning US flags just a few seconds after saying he’s a “big believer in free speech.”

An amendment slipped into the annual National Defense Authorization Act by Republication House leaders basically gives Trump power to place whomever he likes in charge the country’s broadcast networks.

Self-proclaimed “open-minded” Trump wants us to believe he isn’t a climate-change denier (but picks climate-change denier Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency).

Evidence that the Russian government interfered in the US presidential election continues to accrue—here’s a timeline of Putin’s lovey-dovey relationship with Trump.

A Democratic California presidential elector is joining the fight to block Trump via the Electoral College.

Rick Perry is Trump’s pick to head the Energy Department because credentials, knowledge, and experience don’t matter when you’re an old white dude who was just on Dancing with the Stars.


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Jayson Flores is Gay on a Budget's Founder and Editor, Aries/Taurus cusp, bigender, Latinx, vegan, femme person, and the biggest Buffy fan you know. Now writing for Bustle, PRIDE, Everyday Feminism, and The Rumpus, where they are also Assistant Interviews Editor. Passionate, deeply feeling, sometimes angry, mostly emotional. Wants to make people feel less lonely in the world. Follow them on Twitter @gayonabudget. More from this author →