June 7, 2019

TGIF 6/7/19

Much of the week was filled with news of the president's state visit to the United Kingdom, where he and his family, including a Georgetown University Law School student and two businessmen who expressly both have no role in our government and who are expressly not allowed to talk about the family business with their father,, as well as the First Daughter and the Big Portfolio son-in-law, who are allowed to talk to the president about everything, I think,given their hard-earned security clearances, got to hobnob with the royal family. 

The president had a chance to have a fabulous week, he really did - until someone forgot to keep him on a short leash. There was his pre-visit bashing of London's mayor, and of the Duchess of Sussex, and of course his comments about Brexit and what a great trade deal we'll do with Britain come Halloween when they will be forced to leave the European Union without a deal, which is what the president wants, because well, that's the kind of guy he is. If there's a union, break it. If there's a treaty, break it. If there's a protocol, ignore it. If there's a right way to do something, do it the wrong way. We are so used to it now, aren't we?

While he was supposed to be on his best behavior, he attacked Bette Midler on Twitter, because hey, what else are you supposed to be doing at 1AM? I would suggest practicing your speech, but what do I know?

He did an interview within sight of a Normandy veteran's cemetery with Laura Ingraham (on the Trump News Network, natch) in which he told a lie so bad that Ingraham had to tell people it was fake news. Here's her comment to that effect:
Some of you may have heard or read that president Trump supposedly held up the entire D-Day ceremony in order to do this interview with me. That is patently false - fake news. 
And here's what Trump said, in the interview with her, that preceded her #fakenews claim, talking about people waiting for the commemoration to get underway:
Listen to those incredible people back there, These people are so amazing, and what they don't realize is that I'm holding them up because of this interview, but that's because it's you. By the way, congratulations on your ratings. I'm very proud.
I'm proud to say #NMPNNNE and MAGAMA and dear lord, #whatthesniff is wrong with this man?

Over 10,000 lies and counting, and as usual, he lies about things that are of absolutely no consequence. I've said it before, and will say it again. He is incapable of speaking without doing something to over-emphasize his own importance, even on  the anniversary of D-Day. And his flunkies at Fox? So quick to call out 'fake news' when the news occurs on their shows in front of our own two eyes.

During the same interview, he went off on Nancy Pelosi, while he was on foreign soil, violating the long-standing protocol that US politics stops at the border and when our leaders are overseas, they don't attack their political rivals. During his visit to Japan, he attacked Joe Biden, the Democratic front-runner for 2020 (at least for now), so the seal having been broken and all, you know...

Here's part of what he said about her while he was on foreign soil.
I think she's a disgrace. I actually don't think she's a talented person, I've tried to be nice to her because I would have liked to have gotten some deals done. She's incapable of doing deals, she's a nasty, vindictive, horrible person...
Of course, it could be worse? Remember I said he attacked Bette Midler in the middle of the night? 

The best part of that tweet just might be "your great president" - because the quotation marks make the man.

#MAGA, or something.

TGIF, everyone.

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