The Dumpster Fire

The Dumpster Fire

dumpster fire (n.): An utterly calamitous or mismanaged situation or occurrence Ex. The way the Trump administration is running this country is a dumpster fire.... Show More

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January 10, 2020 51 min
Trump blew up a bad guy... So, what's the problem? Cory discusses the way the Trump administration has handled the assassination of top Iranian government official Qassem Soleimani; why is "imminent" the new "quid pro quo," where was Trump's address the night of Iran's retaliation and did the hundreds of employees at the four embassies about to be attacked, imminently, get a heads up? Plus, the oopsie le...
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January 2, 2020 59 min
Happy New Year! We've pulled together the "Lost in Trumplation" segments from 2019 - where we attempted to decipher what Trump was trying to say (if he even knew). They're a fun and tragic reminder of how ridiculous it is that Trump is president. First, a quick one, as Trump and Melania tell us their New Year's resolutions; they can't even do that right, #dumpsterfire. Though, Melania seemed to have enjoyed ...
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December 27, 2019 36 min
That time Trump slid into Kim Jong Un's DMz.... The way Trump acts toward North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is familiar; flustered and excited and confused and prideful and jealous... It sounds a lot like a teenage crush. Cory runs through how Trump slid from Kim's mentions to across the demilitarized zone, and wishfully into the murderous dictator's heart. It's a dumpster fire RomCom!
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December 23, 2019 40 min
2019... The year that began with a government shutdown and ended with an impeached president... And in between? Dumpster fires! We pulled out some of the biggest dumpster fires with stories from The Mueller Report... Ukraine... SharpieGate... USS John McCain... The DMZ... Kashmir... Kurds/Turkey/Erdogan... Walter Reed... And more! Wow, what a crap year. Enjoy!
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December 20, 2019 38 min
Trump has been impeached and the White House's response is... "Nuh-uh!" Cory discusses the strategy behind the Democrats holding the articles of impeachment. Plus, Pelosi punched up her State of the Union invitation this year compared to last year; it's small, but significant. And Trump is ruining your pork and trading with Wakanda, and we have a new Lost in Trumplation from the Mental Health Summit.
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December 17, 2019 36 min
On the eve of the most consequential day of Trump's presidency, Mr. Reality TV himself decides that is the time to do it in writing... Cory breaks down the irrationality of that choice and how it reads like a bot that was forced to look at 1,000 Trump tweets; and how that's not far off from reality.
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December 11, 2019 16 min
Guest Stephanie Miller, talk radio host and comedian, joins Cory in The Dumpster Fire... They discuss Trump's seemingly more excessive slurring, impeachment, her discussion with House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, the GOP "Conspiracy Caucus" and Trump hanging out with the Russians in the White House again.
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December 9, 2019 27 min
The DOJ's IG Report is out and according to Trump it's worse than the FBI spying on him because of political bias, it was bad at applications... Cory discusses Trump's reaction to the inspector general's findings about the basis for the Trump-Russia investigation, as well as a pee tape update and a dramatic twist involving Steele and a Trump family member. Also, Trump's got the EPA looking into excessive bathroo...
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December 6, 2019 54 min
Why are Trump's salt and pepper shakers larger than everyone else's... Cory and guest host Ted Asregadoo discuss that as well as the lighting of the National Christmas Tree, Trump's impeachment strategy, Hoax: The Musical, and the Baron/Barron controversy.
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December 4, 2019 33 min
Trump represented the United States at the NATO summit in London where allied leaders fact checked him to his face and ridiculed him behind his back. Cory didn't know NATO was so high school... Trump also had an awkward moment with the Queen and Princess Anne. And an internal review of family separations by the Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection concluded it was a giant dumpster fire.
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November 25, 2019 18 min
Trump seems to be scared of Conan, the hero dog… And he probably should be, Conan is trained to sniff out and attack those who are out to destroy America… Cory describes that awkward attempt at being relatable. And when Mr. Grab ‘Em by the P rubs up against a college girl, it’s hard to accept it as just an innocent occurrence... Right?
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November 21, 2019 36 min
Trump's reaction to the public impeachment inquiry hearing testimony is about what you'd expect... He's been exonerated! Cory explains how that is not true, by a long shot. And Trump is either lying or having a senior moment concerning an Apple announcement. Plus, Vice President Pence has been implicated and responds by accusing an ambassador of perjury and by stating he didn't do any of the things Trump did. Also, ...
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November 18, 2019 28 min
Trump and the White House's explanation that his sudden visit to Walter Reed Medical Center was for "Phase One" (not a thing) of his annual physical three months away really seems like a terrible lie... Cory goes through how they handled what's clearly a medical situation. Plus, Cory explains why they should lie about medical situations, and gives examples of what would have been better lies.
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November 14, 2019 30 min
Stephen Castor is the Republican impeachment inquiry counsel and his questioning of Ambassador Taylor and DAS George Kent has us asking "Why!"... Cory discusses how the first day of public hearings went down, including new information about just how incompetent Gordo Sondland is as an ambassador - Taylor's staffer, David Holmes, overheard a call he had with Trump. Plus, Trump's inappropriate White House meeting with...
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November 12, 2019 29 min
A theme coming out the impeachment inquiry is how Trump really didn't want to Russia to think we liked the Ukraine more than them... Cory goes through few examples. But first, a preview of what we can expect to hear from each of the three witnesses (Taylor, Kent, Yovanovitch) scheduled to testify in the first public impeachment hearings. There's also an upsetting update to the story of Harry Dunn's parents, he's the...
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November 8, 2019 54 min
The release of the impeachment inquiry deposition transcripts has brought the whole Greenland dumpster fire is back in the mix! Cory explains that disturbing revelation, as well as a tip for Republicans going into the open hearings; don't look dumb (no offense). And the best defense by Trump and Republicans about the inquiry is that the whistle blower and the whistle blower's lawyer doesn't like Trump. So, case dismisse...
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November 5, 2019 39 min
Trump didn't know who National Security Council Ukraine Expert Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman was because he thought the NSC Ukraine Expert was someone else, and no one corrected him... Cory explains that clear example of a dumpster fire. And Gordon "Gordo" Sondland was living his dream of being a European ambassador (a dream he paid for), but now he'll go down as one very incompetent diplomat... But that's better t...
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November 4, 2019 25 min
A week late, but definitely worth going over... Trump's announcement that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a raid by American special forces was more like a kid describing an action movie than the Commander in Chief explaining a dangerous, successful operation. Cory pulled some clips he thinks you'll enjoy cringing along to.
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October 25, 2019 60 min
The ceasefire Turkey agreed to between them and the Kurds that Trump declared "permanent" is already not as permanent as one would expect from something that is permanent... Cory is joined by guest host Ted Asregadoo to discuss how Trump has continued to handle the situation in Syria. Plus, Trump's response to his Colorado border wall is to own it, and Kellyanne Conway was upset about a reporter's use of the idiom &...
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October 23, 2019 32 min
The Trump administration's reaction to the testimony of diplomat William Taylor, envoy to Ukraine, is to smear and discredit him... Cory thinks that shows they know there will be an impeachment trial in the Senate. A new "Lost in Trumplation" about Cary Grant and Tom Arnold, plus a border wall being built in Colorado. First, Trump forced us to google "George Washington Two Desks."
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