Another Day in Trumpland
Welcome to Trumpland. What kind of a day was it? A day like any other, except -- you are there.
At a meeting with Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Trump called her a "third-grade" politician. (Earlier press reports said that it had been "third rate." She corrected them.)
Turkey refused to meet with Vice President Pence, sent to resolve the massacre mess Trump created.
Trump said that, with "great respect," the Kurds -- in the midst of being massacred -- are "by the way, no angels." And, he added, worse than ISIS -- the prisoners they have been helping us guard. Imagine those he doesn't respect, greatly.
Trump explained that Syria has sand, a lot of sand to play with.
After Speaker Pelosi referred to Trump having a meltdown today at their meeting, Trump (like an 8-year-old) later sent out a tweet in which he used the exact same "meltdown" word about her, His action was exactly like when Hillary Clinton said Trump was a "puppet" of Russia, and he whined back, "No puppet, no puppet, you're the puppet." Like an 8-year-old.
Trump's tweet trying to claim it was her having the "meltdown," included a photo of her standing and telling him off. It was later reported that what she was saying at the time was "All roads with you lead to Putin." Again, this was tweeted by Trump himself.
The British family of the teen who was killed by a U.S. diplomat driving in London, who fled the country on diplomatic immunity, said that in their meeting with Trump yesterday he tried to "railroad" them into meeting the woman despite their saying clearly beforehand they didn't want to.
The U.S. military bombed its own base in Syria so that it wouldn't fall into the hands of the Turks.
When asked in the morning about Rudy Giuliani, Trump changed his story from seeking faux-corruption on the Bidens and now said it was actually about Giuliani trying to find corruption in the 2016 election. Needless-to-say, a) Joe Biden didn't run in 2016. And b) the only 2016 corruption was Trump and Russia, as detailed in the Mueller Report.
Trump released an bizarre, infantile letter he sent to the president of Turkey that ended, "Don't be a tough guy. Don't be a fool! I will call you later." And no, that's wasn't a note passed between two 12-year-olds in class.
In comments today with the Italian president, Trump said that tn the the United States' 243-year history, our cultural ties with Italy go back thousands of years.
Another associate of Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani was arrested today, the fourth in connection with the Ukraine scandal that has created impeachment hearings. Giuliani was paid by the man, David Correia, through his firm Fraud Guarantee. Yes, that's really its name.
When questioned about Rudy Giuliani at a press event, Trump pivoted to instead bizarrely rant yet again about the mythical "missing" server from DNC headquarters. (For the record, the server isn't even missing. It's at still right there at DNC headquarters. And the FBI not only took a full image of the data and memory from "the server," but also ALL *180 cloud servers* it was connected to. That's how computer cyber-investigations are actually handled. Which is why they didn't NEED "the server." But it's still right there, not "missing.")
The House of Representatives condemned Trump's withdrawal of troops from Syria by a vote of 354-60. This includes 129 Republicans who voted for the measure.
And Gallup released the results of a new poll that shows Americans favor impeachment and conviction by 52-36, up seven points since the last poll in June.
And all that is the last 24 hours in Trumpland. And yes, I left SO much out...
10/17/2019 05:33:27 pm
I look forward to the Trump Presidential Library and Bankrupt Casino to open so the public can view Trump's letter in his own handwriting and the original crayon. Not the nice Crayola ones, mind. I'm sure he used one of those extra large, and blunt ones they make for toddlers so they can't break them easily. Speaking of Mr. "I only hires the best people"; is Mulvaney actually as stupid as he appeared in the White House briefing room, or was he just playing stupid for the cameras for some incredibly opaque reason?
10/17/2019 09:22:47 pm
I don't think Mick Mulvaney (who is the subject of my article planned for tomorrow) is stupid in the classic sense, but terminally arrogant. And unfortunately for him that often manifests itself in deeply stupid ways. As we saw so majestically today.
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Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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