Posts Tagged ‘ Trump ’

Words…fail…

Feb 2nd, 2019 11:19 am | By

It’s just…it’s so…I can never…

The things Trump reveals about himself whenever he speaks.

President Trump regularly expresses pique over scathing kiss-and-tell books written by former aides and advisers. But he had no beef with “Let Me Finish” by Chris Christie, the former New Jersey governor and his onetime transition director.

“Well, honestly,” Mr. Trump said in an interview in the Oval Office this week, “he was very nice to me.”

But not nice to his family, it was pointed out, most notably Jared Kushner, his son-in-law and senior adviser, who was eviscerated in the book. “No,” Mr. Trump conceded, “but he was unbelievably nice to me, actually.”

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Reach for the stars, there might be french fries there

Feb 1st, 2019 6:42 pm | By

Hmmm I don’t see that happening.

President Trump intends to offer an “aspirational” and “visionary” path for the nation at the State of the Union on Tuesday, White House aides said, even as his relations with lawmakers have soured over his threats to use executive power to bypass them.

Come on. The guy is about as visionary as a bucket of mud. “Aspirational” toward what? More money? More gold paint on everything? More piles of burgers in styrofoam boxes?

Trump can’t believably offer an “aspirational” and “visionary” path to anywhere when he doesn’t know what the words mean, and has no thoughts on the subject, and wouldn’t be able to express the thoughts if he did have them.

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He didn’t pound on any desks

Feb 1st, 2019 11:41 am | By

I thought the Times interview displayed Trump in all his shameful vanity and idiocy, but I guess I took the bait, because wise observers say they simply normalized him.

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Trump quickly refocused on his personal grievances

Feb 1st, 2019 10:29 am | By

Trump talked to his unrequited love object the New York Times again yesterday, in another desperate attempt to get them to see him as he sees himself.

In lengthy and at times contradictory remarks on Thursday about the news media — which he deemed “important” and “beautiful,” but also “so bad” and “unfair” — Mr. Trump called himself “a victim” of unfair coverage and declined to accept responsibility for a rise in threats against journalists since he took office.

“I do notice that people are declaring more and more fake news, where they go, ‘Fake news!’” the president said during an Oval Office interview with The New York Times. “I even see it in other countries. I don’t necessarily attribute

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Great meeting

Jan 31st, 2019 2:53 pm | By

Trump had a meeting with them and they all said oh no that’s not what they said, they said the exact opposite, it’s the media who got it all mixed up, the media who saw the same live video everyone else saw. They weren’t playing him like a violin when they said that, no no,  they were telling him the absolute god’s truth. They all agree with Trump about everything, of course they do, how could they not?

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Miraculous knowledge

Jan 30th, 2019 7:22 am | By

This morning Trump is telling us he knows better than the intelligence people. I have to wonder how that could possibly be the case, when he doesn’t read his own intelligence briefings and he knows nothing about anything in general and he can barely read.

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Russian intelligence operatives were behind the theft

Jan 25th, 2019 10:00 am | By

Roger Stone’s turn:

The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, revealed on Friday the most direct link yet between the Trump campaign’s and WikiLeaks’ parallel efforts to use Democratic Party material stolen by Russians to damage the campaign of Hillary R. Clinton.

In an indictment unsealed on Friday, the special counsel disclosed evidence that a top campaign official in 2016 dispatched Roger J. Stone, a longtime adviser to President Trump, to get information from WikiLeaks about the thousands of hacked Democratic emails. The effort began well after it was widely reported that Russian intelligence operatives were behind the theft, which was part of Moscow’s broad campaign to sabotage the 2016 president election.

The indictment makes no mention of whether

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Overruled

Jan 25th, 2019 8:20 am | By

Yesterday’s late breaking news:

Jared Kushner’s application for a top-secret clearance was rejected by two career White House security specialists after an FBI background check raised concerns about potential foreign influence on him — but their supervisor overruled the recommendation and approved the clearance, two sources familiar with the matter told NBC News.

My first reaction was “we already knew that.” Didn’t we? There was plenty of coverage of Kushner’s failure to get a clearance, and administration bobbing and weaving about why he was allowed to be at meetings that were for people with security clearances, and then an obviously bogus clearance pushed through. Wasn’t there? But I guess the details weren’t pinned down.

The official, Carl Kline, is

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Now therefore

Jan 24th, 2019 3:35 pm | By

Trump is dreaming about the declaration of emergency again. His people are preparing a draft declaration.

“The massive amount of aliens who unlawfully enter the United States each day is a direct threat to the safety and security of our nation and constitutes a national emergency,” a draft of a presidential proclamation reads.

“Now, therefore, I, Donald J. Trump, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C 1601, et seq.), hereby declare that a national emergency exists at the southern border of the United States,” the draft adds.

“The massive amount of aliens” – whoever wrote the draft doesn’t rite so good.… Read the rest



Exemplary

Jan 24th, 2019 11:32 am | By

Trump is a role model for bad heads of state.

Viktor Orban, Hungary’s increasingly autocratic leader, said Trump represents “permission” from “the highest position in the world.”

To Jair Bolsonaro, the new president of Brazil, the U.S. president is a barrier-breaker — proof that incendiary comments about women or minorities and a history of trafficking in conspiracy theories don’t need to stand in the way of taking power.

When the Nigerian army opened fire on rock-throwing demonstrators last fall, killing as many as 40 people, it defended itself by citing Trump’s threats to do the same at the Mexican border.

When the U.S. Embassy in Cambodia criticized ruler Hun Sen for cracking down on the opposition and

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He put the frighteners on him

Jan 23rd, 2019 2:12 pm | By

That’s a good look.

Michael D. Cohen, the former personal lawyer and fixer for President Trump, has indefinitely postponed his congressional testimony, his lawyer said in a statement on Wednesday, citing Mr. Trump’s verbal attacks on Mr. Cohen’s family in the days since he scheduled his appearance on Capitol Hill.

Mr. Cohen was to appear before the House Oversight Committee on Feb. 7 at the invitation of Representative Elijah E. Cummings, Democrat of Maryland and the chairman of the committee, but backed out because of ongoing threats against his family, his lawyer Lanny Davis said in a statement.

President’s former lawyer puts hold on testimony to Congress because of president’s threats. Are we gangstered up enough yet?

Mr.

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The press is so RUDE

Jan 22nd, 2019 10:59 am | By

Wut?

Why “podium” of all things?

Is it because he’s never typed the word before and had to ask someone how to spell it?

Is it because he thinks it’s a silly word?

Because he’s dimly aware that “going to the podium” is shorthand for answering press questions, and thinks that kind of shorthand has to be signaled with scare … Read the rest



Look over there

Jan 20th, 2019 1:06 pm | By

Lawyers and tv explainers Joyce Vance and Mimi Rocah explain what Rudy Giuliani is up to. (Spoiler: it’s not lawyering.)

During an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Wednesday night, Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, seemed to acknowledge that there was collusion between one or more people involved in the Trump campaign and Russia — but just not involving his client, President Trump. Giuliani, who, along with Trump, has spent the last year telling the public that there has been no collusion, suddenly shifted gears and claimed he “never said there was no collusion between the campaign or between people in the campaign” only that there was “no collusion” on the part of “the president of the

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Trump on the majesty of God’s creation

Jan 18th, 2019 3:34 pm | By

Fresh from his attempts to get Congressional Democrats killed, Trump made a “surprise” video appearance at the pro-forced birth rally in DC today.

“When we look into the eyes of a newborn child, we see the beauty and the human soul and the majesty of God’s creation. We know that every life has meaning,” Trump said in his video, before listing his administration’s antiabortion actions and vowing to reject any legislation passed by the new Democratic-controlled House that “weakens” the campaign to prevent abortion access.

How would he know? He never has looked into the eyes of a newborn child; he has bragged about taking no care of his children when they were small, because that’s for bitches. Also “majesty … Read the rest



The Administration leaked the commercial travel plans

Jan 18th, 2019 12:06 pm | By

Meanwhile Trump outdid himself in the Disgusting Prize competition. Nancy Pelosi’s spokesperson followed his race around the track.

They exposed the plan to travel via commercial flights. Trump’s petty rancid ego is more important to them than the safety of members of Congress doing their job in a danger zone. It’s astounding.

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Wolves are howling a hundred miles away

Jan 18th, 2019 11:13 am | By

He’s taking it well.

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Multiple sources

Jan 18th, 2019 10:49 am | By

Okay so this is interesting – BuzzFeed reports that (Mueller has found that) Trump told Cohen to lie to Congress.

Oops.

Chris Cillizza at CNN:

For much of the past 20 months, President Donald Trump and his administration have insisted that, for all of the smoke surrounding his 2016 campaign, there was no fire. A lot of people in Trump’s orbit engaging in conversations and relationships with Russian officials, but no evidence of collusion and certainly nothing that linked Donald Trump to any wrongdoing.

That very well might have changed Thursday night, with this report from BuzzFeed:

“President Donald Trump directed his longtime attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about negotiations to build a Trump Tower in

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Deer Nannsee

Jan 17th, 2019 2:26 pm | By

Sarah Sanders proudly (or embarrassedly but obediently) posted Trummp’s Big Boy ledder to that mean Nansee Pulowsee.

Look at that pile of dingoes’ kidneys. The Shutdown; the Strong Border Security movement; our Southern Border. It’s the letter of a childish idiot but they publish it as if it were the Gettysburg Address.… Read the rest



Trip’s off, neener neener

Jan 17th, 2019 2:13 pm | By

He thinks this is all a game.

President Donald Trump said Thursday he was denying House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a military plane for a trip to Afghanistan that was set to begin in the afternoon, a tit-for-tat retaliation that deepened the divide between the leaders and brought the government no closer to reopening.

Pelosi had been scheduled to leave within the hour that Trump’s letter was made public, making for the awkward site of a large blue Air Force bus idling outside the Capitol as the implications of the President’s missive came into focus.

This is what it is to have a stupid malevolent narcissistic child in the executive role in government.

The administration “worked with the Air

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Who is it that’s unhinged, again?

Jan 17th, 2019 8:12 am | By

Our poor poor Countrty!

Well, it’s no wonder he’s too agitated to spel gud, the puir wee mon. He’s looking like a loser.

Make no mistake: Pelosi’s decision to disinvite Trump from delivering his “State of the Union” address to Congress is a total power play designed to remind Trump that a) Congress is a co-equal branch of government and b) his willingness to keep the government shuttered until he gets money for a border wall is going to have impacts on him, too.

Rat shan’t visit party.… Read the rest