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



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,

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,

Shayna Jacobs, “New York attorney general again seeks sanctions for Trump in civil case,” Washington Post, September 5, 2023,

Maegan Vazquez, “Could the 14th Amendment keep Trump off the ballot in 2024?” Washington Post, September 5, 2023,

Nick Coltrain, “Colorado voters sue to disqualify Donald Trump from 2024 presidential ballot,” Denver Post, September 6, 2023,

Tori Otten, “Mar-a-Lago Employee Will Now Testify Against Trump in Classified Docs Case,” New Republic, September 6, 2023,


Priscilla Alvarez, “Federal judge orders Texas to remove floating barriers aimed at deterring migrants on Rio Grande,” Cable News Network, September 6, 2023,


Democratic (neoliberal) Party

Joe Biden
Hunter Biden

Aruna Viswanatha, “Prosecutors Will Seek to Indict Hunter Biden This Month,” Wall Street Journal, September 6, 2023,

  1. [1]Margaret Hartmann and Nia Prater, “All the Mug Shots of Donald Trump and His Alleged Co-Conspirators,” New York, August 25, 2023,

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