Aaron Sorkin ate some bad sushi and we are all living in his hallucinogenic nightmare.

Its like this.

Only with Trump instead of Josh, and it is real life. Yet, less like real life.

Trump, remembering something about watergate, tweets:

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/863007411132649473

and the Washington Post reports:


Trump suggests there may be ‘tapes’ of his private conversations with former FBI director

Trump experiences verbal diarrhea and says, "In fact, when I decided to just do it, 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 have won.’"

Headline:


Trump said he was thinking of Russia controversy when he decided to fire Comey

Trump's press office is incompetent and the White House can't keep its message straight, what with all those reporters asking all those questions, so Trump sarcastically tweets:

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/863000553265270786
https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/863002719400976384

Headline:

Trump threatens to cancel White House briefings

And those are just the examples I ran into this morning. This has been happening for months.

Donald Trump needs to learn this thing: When words come out of he president's mouth, policy is created.

The press needs to learn this thing: When you play the run-up game with a moron like Trump, it makes you look like a bully at the beach kicking sand in someone's face. Someone we all love to see getting sand kicked on him, sure, but still... you may want to get a different approach to dealing with this president's random idea puking. Like, for example, always mention that no one takes him seriously.

Here, I'll give you an example.

The Washington Post wrote:

Trump threatens to cancel White House briefings because it is ‘not possible’ for his staff to speak with ‘perfect accuracy’

President Trump threatened Friday morning to end White House press briefings, arguing that “it is not possible” for his staff to speak with “perfect accuracy” to the American public.

Trump's comments come after his description of his decision to fire FBI Director James B. Comey in an NBC News interview Thursday flatly contradicted the accounts provided earlier by White House officials, including Vice President Pence, exposing their explanations as misleading and in some cases false.

[Trump said he was thinking of Russia controversy when he decided to fire Comey]

In a pair of tweets sent Friday, Trump suggested he might do away with the daily press briefings at the White House and instead have his spokespeople communicate to the public only via “written responses.”

What WaPo should have written:

Trump bathroom tweets snide remarks about the American Press, threatens freedom

President Trump sarcastically tweeted from the White House Commode Friday morning to end White House press briefings, arguing that “it is not possible” for his "surrogates" to speak with “perfect accuracy” to the American public. Clearly, he doesn't know what a "surrogate" is, because he's really talking about his staff. Surrogates are different.

Trump's comments come after his nonsensical and random attempt at describing his decision to fire FBI Director James B. Comey in an NBC News interview Thursday did not match, because it was nothing other than the random blathering of an ill man, entirely different lies provided earlier by somewhat more articulate but no more honest White House officials, including Vice President Pence. While one might normally assume that the President's account of what happened in a conversation he was actually in would be the gold standard, and other comments by other White House personnel, if contradictory, would be incorrect, that is not an assumption we can make in the Trump White House.

[Trump also stupidly stated that he was thinking of Russia controversy when he decided to fire Comey, in a different and equally alarming squirt of verbal diarrhea.]

In a pair of tweets sent Friday, Trump sarcastically whined he might do away with the daily press briefings. Nobody gave a fuck.

That's how to do it.

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Sadly, these irrational bursts are exactly the types of things that his supporters, and folks like rickA, mikeN, believe constitute well thought out statements.

You're the first to know! We're getting a new White House pet!

It will be a white rino and we'll call it The Duke of Earl. It will be painted gold and have it's own castle on the South Lawn. We'll feed it taco bowls topped with caviar, and it will have it's own personal masseuse named Fingers who wll be armed with a pearl handled Glock.

Best of all Finland will pay for it!

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They're creepy and they're kooky, Mysterious and spooky, They're all together ooky

By Fake President (not verified) on 12 May 2017 #permalink

There was a writer for National review who wrote that the entire Scooter Libby affair was an elite issue that people don't care about, and the rest of the people at his magazine were furious and saying it was a big deal, criminalization of politics, blah blah blah.
Much of Trump's chaos is the same. I wonder if he does it on purpose as a governing strategy. If there are 40 stories, then what he's doing wrong is harder to see.

#3: It takes a lot more than "criminalization of politics" to get Americans excited. That's an old tradition here.

By Tyvor Winn (not verified) on 14 May 2017 #permalink

Food for Thought

Michael Cohen, Trump's lawyer
Money Laundering
Orly Taitz and birtherism
Maestro Trump's hypnotic little hands ( Don't look at them with the sound on! Ha ha ha...)
Trump meets in private with Russian Ambassador , Russian Foreign Minister, and RT propaganda team..
Secret Tax Returns
Statute of Limitations
Money Laundering
Russian Loans
Russian purchases of Trump real estate
Money laundering.
Trump University Fraud
Spicer hiding in the bushes
Gingrich's wife, the one he was flingin' with while married to previous wife, made ambassador to Vatican. (Q!: How could Trump buy Newt's fealty? Q2: What does Newt have on Trump?)

Michael Cohen releases lingerie photo of his own daughter.

“Look! Over there! Squirrel!”

Americans have stupidly elected a seriously compromised team of thugs with no sense of decency, propriety, history, or common sense, a team with a soft underbelly exposed to Russian "tickling". As the money laundering theme becomes more and more prominent each day the distractions thrown up by team Trump are getting more and more bizarre.

We await each day with a horrible mixture of fascination and loathing.

Don't look for apologies from Americans for what they've done. A John Wayne movie character's advice still rules: "Never apologize. It's a sign of weakness." We're mucho macho, we are.

By Tyvor Winn (not verified) on 15 May 2017 #permalink

I suppose it makes sense that T.Rump's seriously compromised team of thugs has no sense of boundaries. They are classic examples of people with certifiable personality disorders who have floated to the top level of the swamp ecosystem.

Trump is a good test for the US's democratic institutions.

Either he gets his way and gets a Putin-like control over the executive, or these institutions show resilience and thwart him.

I can't say I'd confidently predict which way it will go, especially in the light of the serious amount of shenanigans that was going on under George Bush Jnr.
I don't know if you recall, but the large circle of very strange and dangerous people around the Bush administration was well beyond Trump's circle of amateurs in terms of a threat to the nation. And they mostly got away with it.

By Craig Thomas (not verified) on 15 May 2017 #permalink

Craig, yes indeed. Very different group of people.

But aside from the level of evil, they were competent and could read, so there's that.

Ya know whats really bizarre about this
clean out the swamp thing?
If the populace REALLY percieved a swampy
mucky bunch of people in Washington they
didnt like, they would have voted them out
in the recent election.
How many incumbent senators and reps got voted out? Both parties.
Bugger all.
Change was not desired it seems. Maybe there was no swamp
to begin with.

#10: I've wondered about that myself. There's also the case of the record low ratings for the previous do-nothing Congress -- about 10% approval if I remember right. The cure for that was to vote the Tea Party obstructionists and their invertebrate GOP colleagues out of office. They actually had a good opportunity to do just that, even given the GOP-favoring redistricting in the red states. but that didn't happen either.

By Tyvor Winn (not verified) on 17 May 2017 #permalink

10% approval? Fake news.

If people are angry, it's because our leaders and opinion fantasizers keep saying that the fix is to drown government in a bathtub, but it never happens so many, many yuge temper tantrums are required by all prematurely ejaculating patriotic American tantrum throwers!!!!!!!

Make America Grate
on the planet again and again and again!!!

By Fake President (not verified) on 17 May 2017 #permalink

#12: Fake news? Well I didn't see those poll results on Faux News, the nation's most watched news orifice, so there's at least a 50% chance it wasn't a complete fabrication.

It does seem there is a yuge yearning for the good old days of the 1950s before civil rights were invented and then back to the real glory days of the 1850s before labor unions, Native American owned casinos, and the emancipation of slaves.