Just Another Fun Day in Trump Land
So, let's accept that Trump was just "joking" on Mike Pence wanting to "hang all the gays." Fine, it was a "joke." OK, so what kind of joke is that??! I'd love to hear the punch line explained. I hope the press won't let Sarah Huckabee Sanders get away with dismissing it as "He didn't say it," since there are clearly witnesses. Or that "The president was just joking." Make her actually explain the point of the joke. Make her explain *why* the president said it. And thought it was "funny."
"And I’m not going to blame myself."
-- Trump today, speaking about legislative failures.
How totally cool of him, and actually thanks! After all, it is incredibly nice to avoid the honor and kindly let everyone else blame him! And so then it's my turn. I blame you!
In a hastily arranged "press gaggle" in the Rose Garden, Trump demeaned past presidents saying that they didn't call the families of fallen soldiers, when in reality they DID. And spokespeople for Presidents Obama and George W. Bush have already pushed back on Trump's slam, angrily denouncing it. When pressed at the press event that his charge wasn't true, the best Trump could come up with was that "someone told me that." Okay, then -- who?
And not only has Trump still not had one single tweet about the FOUR dead Green Berets killed in Niger - today in the Rose Garden, he said he hasn't yet even contacted the families! But he'd get to it soon, when enough time has passed. No, really, he said that.
Moving on from Trump but staying in his administration, Commerce Secretary Wilbur hid $2 BILLION in personal assets on federal disclosure form, moving them to his family (which also saved hundreds of millions in taxes), according to Forbes magazine article, "The Mystery of Ross' Missing Billions.". That's some nifty commerce. And par for the course (golf allusion unintended...) for the Trump administration. It should be noted that Ross was a senior official of a bank in Greece under suspicion of money laundering in regards to Russia and Trump.
Here are MSNBC's Velshi & Ruhle on the Forbes article --
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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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