Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Trump Tweets #Covfefe At Midnight

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On the same day it was reported that Trump's lawyers want to screen all his tweets, he made one of his funniest tweet gaffes ever!

Just after midnight, he let loose a strange sentence fragment complaining about press coverage, only the last word was the mysterious "Covfefe." The word trended all night and yet no one from the White House could delete it because Trump apparently fell asleep with his phone (maybe while sitting on the toilet?).

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Twitter immediately exploded with hilarious memes. Note that the word "Rosebud" was also trending at the same time - that is the last word in the film Citizen Kane spoken by the main character, an extremely wealthy but unhappy man who was remembering a sled he left in the snow on his last happy day of childhood. The cryptic parallel was obvious and made by twitter fans over and over.

UPDATE: Donald Trump chose not to explain the next day what he meant by "Covfefe," merely tweeting:

It was the unfortunate Spokesman Sean Spicer who came out for his daily press briefing to suffer questions about the Trump tweet, giving it a note of high seriousness that "Covfefe" did not deserve.

"The president and a small group of people know exactly what he meant." ~ Sean Spicer

Hillary Clinton quipped:

And later Hillary tweeted this retort:


Citizen Trump and the new Rosebud


Sunday, May 28, 2017

Idiot Abroad ~ Trump Fails on World Stage

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Back in 2008 when candidate Mitt Romney went overseas and made one gaffe after another, we thought Romneyshambles was the worst the GOP could do on the world stage.


Donald Trump went overseas last week and continuously acted like the "Ugly American," making a complete jackass of himself and embarassing our country.



Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Trump Shared Secrets with Russians in Oval Office

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Previous Related Posts:
Trump Unhinged
Trump Faces Backlash for Firing Comey
Trump Fires Director Comey
#Russiagate Speculation Round-Up
Comey Hearing Connects Trump to Russia
Flynn Flap a Big Flop for Trump


When President Trump met with the Russian Ambassador and another Russian Operative in the Oval Office a few weeks ago, the big story at the time was that the American journalists were not allowed in the room.

But now the story has become something much worse and possibly world-shaking - while the Russians were there, Trump started bragging about U.S. intelligence on ISIS and let something slip that was so Top Secret that many in the government did not know about it, and some networks were told to hold back reporting it. Even more troubling, Trump's blabbing may have gotten the source of the information killed.

Trump sent General McMaster out twice to issue non-denial-denials on the issue, but in the end Trump himself admitted in a tweet that he had blurted out secret information. In 24 hours the story went from denial to acceptance as the norm. But there is nothing normal about this situation.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Trump Unhinged

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President Trump's weird behavior and bizarre statements are nothing new to anyone who keeps up with politics, but this past week took the high-strangeness to a new level. It's hard to say whether Alzheimer's or some other illness is causing his moments of derangement, or whether his Narcissistic psyche is collapsing under the pressure of the Trump-Russia investigation and the Comey-firing backlash.

Whatever his malfunction happens to be, there's no doubt the White House is in chaos, and our country is being poorly led by a man unfit to serve.

Just a few headlines using the word "Unhinged" from this past week:

Vox: Trump Had An Unhinged Early Morning Tweet Storm After Firing Comey

Jeet Heer on New Republic: Trump's Unhinged Impromptu Press Conference Was a Lesson for Sean Spicer

Mediaite: Dem Congresswoman Kathleen Rice says Trump is "Unhinged" "Acting Like a Petulant Child"

Daily Kos: Unhinged Trump Attacks Democratic Senator Blumenthal With Fake News

Crazy Quotes from his Time Magazine Interview:

I don’t watch CNN. I don’t watch MSNBC.
(hint: not true - he often rants about both on Twitter and aides have leaked that he often yells at the TV)

Scarborough used to treat me great. But because I don’t do interviews and stuff and want to … He went the other way. Which is fine. He’s got some problems. But I don’t watch the show anymore. It drives him crazy. I don’t watch the show.
(Interpretation: Trump often refers to the show on Twitter, but now that Joe and Mika have gone from cheerleaders to critics, he pretends not to watch it)

CNN in the morning, Chris Cuomo, he’s sitting there like a chained lunatic. He’s like a boiler ready to explode, the level of hatred. And the entire, you know the entire CNN platform is that way. This Don Lemon who’s perhaps the dumbest person in broadcasting
(Cuomo is critical, and Don Lemon is critical and happens to be black).

As far as newspapers and things, I glance at them. They’re really dishonest. I mean they’re really dishonest.
(Interpretation: Denial and Fear)

You see a no-talent guy like Colbert. There’s nothing funny about what he says. And what he says is filthy. And you have kids watching. And it only builds up my base. It only helps me, people like him. The guy was dying. By the way they were going to take him off television, then he started attacking me and he started doing better. But his show was dying. I’ve done his show. … But when I did his show, which by the way was very highly rated. It was high—highest rating. The highest rating he’s ever had.
(Colbert has criticized Trump for years and recently made a crude oral sex joke about Trump and Putin, and clearly Trump was not amused)

Quotes from the Lester Holt NBC News Interview:

TRUMP: Look, (Comey) he's a showboat. He's a grandstander.
(Trump Projection of his own personality)

The FBI has been in turmoil. You know that, I know that, everybody knows that. You take a look at the FBI a year ago, it was in virtual turmoil -- less than a year ago. It hasn't recovered from that.
(No evidence of that whatsoever - only Twitter rumors from God knows who)

He (Deputy AG Rosenstein) had made a recommendation. But regardless of recommendation, I was going to fire Comey knowing there was no good time to do it
(Rosenstein says he was told to write a memo by AG Jeff Sessions, who also wrote a memo)

I said to myself -- I said, you know, this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made-up story. It's an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should've won.
(Russian tampering in our election has been reported and verified)

And the reason they should've won it is the electoral college is almost impossible for a Republican to win. It's very hard because you start off at such a disadvantage. So, everybody was thinking they should've won the election. This was an excuse for having lost an election.
(Republicans have won many times, but Trump had "help" with his disadvantage - from Russian tampering)

I had a dinner with him (Comey). He wanted to have dinner because he wanted to stay on. We had a very nice dinner at the White House...very early on. That dinner was arranged. I think he asked for the dinner. And he wanted to stay on as the FBI head. And I said I'll, you know, consider. We'll see what happens. But we had a very nice dinner. And at that time, he told you are not under investigation...
(Comey denies ever saying that to Trump)

And this part is key to understanding the King of Denial - just make stuff up, but also have a Freudian Slip or two:
HOLT: That was one meeting. When was the -- when was the other two?

TRUMP: First of all, when you're under investigation, you're giving all sorts of documents and everything. I knew I wasn't under. And I heard it was stated at the committee -- at some committee level that I wasn't, number one.
(Not the "number one" perp but clearly not off the hook either - right?)

HOLT: So, that didn't come directly from him.

TRUMP: Then, during a phone call, he said it. And then, during another phone call he said it.
(Did this really happen? Wait until Comey gets to testify about this point - it will be epic!)

So, he said it once at dinner and then he said it twice during phone calls.

HOLT: Did -- did you call him?

TRUMP: In one case I called him and one case he called me.

HOLT: And did you ask am I under investigation?

TRUMP: I actually asked him, yes. I said if it's possible, would you let me know am I under investigation. He said you are not under investigation.
(It's believable that Trump would have the audacity to call the FBI, but no one there would ruin an investigation by telling the subject about it, especially not the Director of the FBI)

Trump's Twitter Rants: