Posts Tagged ‘ Trump ’

Immortal words

Aug 27th, 2019 10:27 am | By

Trump says his glorious Doral golf dump HAS NO BEDBUGS. Well all right then.

The president would like to make one thing clear: The Trump National hotel in Doral, Fla. — which he’s pushing as the site for next year’s G-7 meeting — does not have bed bugs.

“No bedbugs at Doral,” Trump tweeted Tuesday morning. “The Radical Left Democrats, upon hearing that the perfectly located (for the next G-7) Doral National MIAMI was under consideration for the next G-7, spread that false and nasty rumor.”

Not a rumor so much as a widely-reported news item.

The “nasty rumor” to which he refers stems from a 2016 lawsuit brought by Eric Linder, a New Jersey man who claimed his

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Lotta bugs

Aug 26th, 2019 3:41 pm | By

The Daily Beast last month on Trump and vermin (the literal kind):

Over the past few days, President Donald Trump has been on an extended Twitter tirade, going off on what he deems to be the rat infestation plaguing the city of Baltimore. But if anyone should know about the plague of vermin, it’s Trump.

The president’s restaurants, resorts, and golf clubs have all been cited for extensive health-code violations, including the presence of rodents.

Health inspectors have for years turned in stomach-churning reports of rats, mice, cockroaches, and other pests in the kitchens and food-preparation areas at Trump properties in New York, Florida, and Las Vegas. One infestation in the main kitchen of Trump’s Doral golf club in 2015

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Sautez, m’sieu

Aug 25th, 2019 3:35 pm | By

Trump’s stupidest tweet of the moment:

The question I was asked most today by fellow World Leaders, who think the USA is doing so well and is stronger than ever before, happens to be, “Mr. President, why does the American media hate your Country so much? Why are they rooting for it to fail?”

Lordy. Every word.

Note “fellow World Leaders” for instance. “Get it? I’m World Leader and I get to hang with other (lesser) World Leaders. I am important!”

Note also “Mr. President” – from the guy who keeps, embarrassingly, calling his “fellow World Leaders” Angela and Emmanuel and so on in his tweets. He loves being called “Sir” and he loves being called Mister President” – … Read the rest



Holiday snaps

Aug 25th, 2019 11:51 am | By
Holiday snaps

Trump is hard at work at the G7.

Moments later:

Dude has his priorities straight.

Wait there’s more.

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Can if I want to

Aug 24th, 2019 12:31 pm | By

Trump says he can too so order people to do what he orders them to do. Can can CAN.

President Donald Trump claimed he has the “absolute right” to “order” US companies to stop doing business with China that would involve using his broad executive authority in a new and unprecedented way under a 1977 law.

Normal presidents don’t do that, even the assholes. They don’t prance around saying they have “the absolute right” to whatever it is. They don’t do it one because it sounds babyish, and two because it sounds Stalinist, and three because it’s not true.

On Friday, China unveiled a new round of retaliatory tariffs on about $75 billion worth of US goods, the latest escalation

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It’s very special

Aug 23rd, 2019 3:54 pm | By

The whole King of the Jews – Chosen One – Basically God thing inspired The Caring Atheist to resurrect (see what I did there?) an old clip of Trump pretending to love the bible while actually not knowing a damn thing about it.

1. You mention that the Bible is your favorite book !!!

2. What are your favorite Bible verses ? – I don’t want to get into it

3. The Bible means a lot to me

4. Are you a New or Old testament guy ? – Probably equal

5. The Bible is just incredible

6. The Bible is special

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Made in China

Aug 23rd, 2019 11:58 am | By

We should all start using the word “hereby” a lot; it makes a person sound more powerful and authoritative and official. Or else it makes a person sound more deranged and out of touch with reality and helpless. It’s one of those.

Donnie Two-Scoops three hours ago:

Our Country has lost, stupidly, Trillions of Dollars with China over many years. They have stolen our Intellectual Property at a rate of Hundreds of Billions of Dollars a year, & they want to continue. I won’t let that happen! We don’t need China and, frankly, would be far…….better off without them. The vast amounts of money made and stolen by China from the United States, year after year, for decades, will

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Not the least racist person ever to serve in office

Aug 22nd, 2019 5:52 pm | By

Michael Gerson on Trump’s deranged performance yesterday:

With the whir of a helicopter engine in the background, President Trump veered from topic to topic with utter confidence, alarming ignorance, minimal coherence and relentless duplicity.

President Vladimir Putin, he said, “made a living on outsmarting President Obama” — even though it is Trump who now urges a Russian return to the Group of Seven summit without any concessions on Putin’s part.

On pursuing the trade war with China, Trump called himself the “chosen one.” This came within hours of tweeting a quote that he is loved like “the second coming of God.” At some point, arrogance is so extreme and delusional that it can only be expressed in blasphemy.

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He was impeached for the speeches in question

Aug 22nd, 2019 1:40 pm | By

Interesting. One of the articles of impeachment against Andrew Johnson was his habit of screaming vulgar insults at people.

Benjamin Wittes:

The last president I know of who compared himself to the Messiah was Andrew Johnson. He was impeached for the speeches in question.

Here is Jeffrey Tulis’s account of those Johnson speeches, from his incredible book, The Rhetorical Presidency.

…deny that he was a traitor as others alleged, attack some part of the audience (depending on the kinds of heckles he received), defend his use of the veto, attack Congress as a body and single out particular congressmen (occasionally denouncing them as traitors for not supporting his policies), compare himself to Christ and offer himself as a martyr,

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No YOU’RE abzurd

Aug 21st, 2019 5:24 pm | By

Just in case you want to see him telling reporters that Denmark can’t talk to him like that.

Denmark can’t call his excellent very good outstanding idea abzurd. It is not either abzurd, it’s very excellent. Besides they didn’t say it about him they said it about the United States. He doesn’t mind about himself, he’s the most humble self-effacing guy you’d want to meet, but they said it to the United STATES I tell you.… Read the rest



No edible food for them

Aug 21st, 2019 3:35 pm | By

On this already full day, Trump is also finding new ways to trample human rights.

The Trump administration announced on Wednesday a plan to eliminate a federal court agreement and replace it with a regulation that would allow the government to indefinitely detain migrant children with their parents.

Of course it did. When there’s an opportunity for rich white people to torture impoverished brown people, Trump’s your man.

By replacing the agreement, known as the Flores settlement, the government could dramatically expand family detention and increase how long children are held in custody. The government would also have more power to determine the standards of care for children and families in custody.

The Trump administration has prioritized ending the

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Psychotic break or drugs?

Aug 21st, 2019 12:35 pm | By

Is there any reason not to think Trump is simply completely out of his mind now? And thus a throbbing pulsating threat to us all?

Eugene Wu, MD:

We learn in med school that if someone comes to the emergency room calling themselves the King of Israel and the second coming of God, that patient is either high on drugs or is having a psychotic break and needs to be promptly evaluated with a tox screen and psychiatric consult.

John Haltiwanger, reporter for Business Insider:

In the past 24 hours Trump cancelled a trip to Denmark because it wouldn’t sell him Greenland, referred to American Jews who vote Democratic as disloyal, and tweeted Israeli Jews view him as

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Guest post: Offer ends soon!

Aug 21st, 2019 12:05 pm | By

Originally a comment by Omar on A very not nice way of saying something.

“Essentially it’s a large real estate deal,” he said.

Greenland will all be prime real estate in just a few short years..! Up for fantastic developments..! All Trump’s usual stuff: casinos, golf courses, spa resorts…… Reindeer rides for the kids; Christmas shopping like you’ve never seen, and then…..who knows?

As the rest of the world cooks in the global warming Trump says he does not believe is happening, he and Melania can move there and enjoy its balmy tropical weather: far away from the arid deserts that are fast taking over in so many other parts of the world and spoiling so many real estate … Read the rest



He said, denying that his words were antisemitic

Aug 21st, 2019 11:43 am | By

Trump, like any other stubborn toddler, has repeated the grossly anti-Semitic “the Jews are disloyal” trope from yesterday.

 

There were the King of the Jews tweets, but he didn’t stop there.

The president returned to the subject yet again later on Wednesday as he addressed reporters on the South Lawn of the White House before his Marine One departure to Kentucky where he was scheduled to speak to military veterans. Despite the furor surrounding his claims, he made his most specific suggestion yet that American Jews intrinsically have divided fealty.

“If you vote for a Democrat, you’re being disloyal to Jewish people and you’re being very disloyal to Israel,” he said, denying that his words were antisemitic.

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A very not nice way of saying something

Aug 21st, 2019 11:09 am | By

Let’s see what this looks like to people not drinking the water over here.

Trump has called the Danish leader “nasty” after she rebuffed his idea of buying Greenland.

He lashed out hours after Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said she was “sorry” that Mr Trump had abruptly called off a state visit to Denmark.

She has dismissed the suggestion of such a land deal as “absurd”.

Queen Margrethe II invited Mr Trump to visit Denmark on 2 September, and the manner of his cancellation has caused dismay in the Scandinavian nation.

We pride ourselves on our rudeness.

Our rudeness. Not other people’s. We get to be rude; other people don’t. Understood?

Mr Trump told reporters on the White House

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Mental age falling by the hour

Aug 21st, 2019 10:37 am | By

Oh dear god. Trump is punishing Denmark for declining to sell Greenland to him (not least because it’s not theirs to sell) and calling himself the King of the Jews.

Trump is punishing Denmark for declining to sell Greenland to him and calling himself the King of the Jews.

#25thAmendmentNow is trending on Twitter.

Can we not do it now? Is this not enough?

Denmark yesterday:

Denmark is a very special country with incredible people, but based on Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen’s comments, that she would have no interest in discussing the purchase of Greenland, I will be postponing our meeting scheduled in two weeks for another time….….The Prime Minister was able to save a great deal of

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It’s going very well

Aug 20th, 2019 4:35 pm | By

More on Trump’s “the Jews are disloyal” move:

Jon Cooper:

Trump’s accusation of “great disloyalty” by American Jews is the most anti-Semitic thing he’s ever said. He needs to apologize immediately to the more than 6 million members of the Jewish-American community—approximately 75% of whom voted Democrat in 2016.

Trump has never apologized for anything, so that won’t happen.

Julia Ioffe:

So 80% of American Jews are disloyal? Sounds to me like the old anti-Semitic trope questioning the loyalty of Jews.

First thing I thought too. It goes with the old “cosmopolitan” nudge nudge.

Amy Siskind:

Says the PoS who held a campaign rally hours after the deadliest shooting of American Jews in US history.

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Sure, Don, play that card, why not?

Aug 20th, 2019 4:19 pm | By

It’ll be matzos made with blood next.

Trump says Jews who vote for Democrats are “disloyal.” Hmmmm, where have we heard that “Jews are disloyal” song before…

President Donald Trump sparked widespread outrage and confusion on Tuesday when he said that Jewish Americans voting for Democrats was showing “great disloyalty.”

Trump made the comments in reference to two Democratic lawmakers, Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, who have been openly critical of the Israeli government’s policies towards Palestinians.

Just as Trump has been openly critical, not to say rude and abusive, about a great many governments’ policies in a great many areas. It’s not up to him what Democrats get to criticize openly.

The Republican

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Trump tosses a match onto the gasoline

Aug 17th, 2019 10:14 am | By

On today’s social calendar: a likely clash between Proud Boys and Antifa in Portland:

Portland is preparing for a large far-right rally on Saturday that may be the largest in a series of demonstrations that have descended on the city in the Trump era.

Police in the Oregon city are fearful of an outbreak of violence at the “End Domestic Terrorism” rally, which is targeted at Portland’s antifascist groups, who in recent years have clashed with rightwing activists in running street battles.

The protest has been promoted primarily by Floridian Joe Biggs, a member of the rightwing Proud Boys organization. Biggs is a combat veteran and a former employee of the conspiracy broadcaster Alex Jones’s Infowars network. He claims

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No yelling, shouting, protesting or anything viewed as resistance

Aug 17th, 2019 8:38 am | By

Another event Trump did, this one at a Shell plant in Pennsylvania on Tuesday, was a kind of Stakhanovite exercise.

The choice for thousands of union workers at Royal Dutch Shell’s petrochemical plant in Beaver County was clear Tuesday: Either stand in a giant hall waiting for President Donald Trump to speak or take the day off with no pay.

“Your attendance is not mandatory,” said the rules that one contractor relayed to employees, summarizing points from a memo that Shell sent to union leaders a day ahead of the visit to the $6 billion construction site. But only those who showed up at 7 a.m., scanned their ID cards, and prepared to stand for hours — through lunch

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