Couldn’t happen to a nicer fellow: Donald Trump’s very bad, no good, rotten day

Illiberalism

Gilead

Donald Trump
Hush money


Fig. 1. Cartoon by Jesse Duquette, undated, via “Minneapple23” [pseud.] on Imgur, April 1, 2023, fair use.

Kara Scannell, “Trump is liable in the second E. Jean Carroll defamation case, judge rules; January trial will determine damages,” Cable News Network, September 6, 2023, https://www.cnn.com/2023/09/06/politics/e-jean-carroll-trump-defamation-lawsuit/index.html

Coup attempt


Fig. 1. Donald Trump booking photograph by Fulton County (Georgia) Sheriff’s Office, August 24, 2023, via New York, August 25, 2023,[1] public domain.

Tom Jackman and Spencer S. Hsu, “Ex-Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio sentenced to 22 years for Jan. 6,” Washington Post, September 5, 2023, https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2023/09/05/proud-boys-sentencing-enrique-tarrio-jan-6-seditious-conspiracy/

Shayna Jacobs, “New York attorney general again seeks sanctions for Trump in civil case,” Washington Post, September 5, 2023, https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2023/09/05/trump-sanctions-james-new-york/

Maegan Vazquez, “Could the 14th Amendment keep Trump off the ballot in 2024?” Washington Post, September 5, 2023, https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2023/09/05/trump-14th-amendment-ballot/

Nick Coltrain, “Colorado voters sue to disqualify Donald Trump from 2024 presidential ballot,” Denver Post, September 6, 2023, https://www.denverpost.com/2023/09/06/colorado-voters-lawsuit-donald-trump-ballot-challenge/

Tori Otten, “Mar-a-Lago Employee Will Now Testify Against Trump in Classified Docs Case,” New Republic, September 6, 2023, https://newrepublic.com/post/175415/mar-a-lago-employee-trump-classified-docs-case-testify-against

Migration

Priscilla Alvarez, “Federal judge orders Texas to remove floating barriers aimed at deterring migrants on Rio Grande,” Cable News Network, September 6, 2023, https://www.cnn.com/2023/09/06/politics/texas-mexico-border-water-barriers-migrants/index.html


Neoliberalism

Democratic (neoliberal) Party

Joe Biden
Hunter Biden

Aruna Viswanatha, “Prosecutors Will Seek to Indict Hunter Biden This Month,” Wall Street Journal, September 6, 2023, https://www.wsj.com/us-news/law/hunter-biden-indictment-september-29-c4f77986


  1. [1]Margaret Hartmann and Nia Prater, “All the Mug Shots of Donald Trump and His Alleged Co-Conspirators,” New York, August 25, 2023, https://nymag.com/intelligencer/article/trump-mug-shot-gallery.html

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