Tagged: Donald Trump

On Supporting Trump “100%”

In my latest American Thinker article, in which I mock the moral absurdity of Bernie Sanders daring to pass moral judgment on Donald Trump (or anyone else), I preface my argument with the disclaimer that “I am no Trump defender.” One regular reader and commenter objects to this disclaimer, directly challenging me personally: You ARE now. Actually now you are...

How Moral Equivalency Normalizes North Korea

[The following article originally appeared at American Thinker under a different title.] Donald Trump began a visit to South Korea Tuesday (Korean Time). All focus, of course, is on whether Trump and recently-elected Korean president Moon Jae-in will present a unified position against North Korean aggression. Or let me restate that in words that make sense within the current zeitgeist:...

Trump’s Federal Reserve Pick

Remember when the defining issue for the “throw-caution-to-the-wind” faction of the Republican grassroots was the somewhat romantic push to end the Federal Reserve. Now that pie-in-the-sky faction has been displaced by the “throw-roses-before-Trump” crowd, and apparently the Fed is no longer a concern — unless and until Trump tweets new instructions to his followers, that is. For the time being,...

Trump Telegraphs North Korea Strike

In a pair of tweets comprising a thought more coherent and rhythmical than usual, and containing only a couple of grammatical and structural errors — indicating that it was likely approved or worked over by his circus handlers — President Trump has just announced an imminent military strike on North Korea. More coherent and grammatical than usual, but no wiser....

Obama’s Birth Certificate Reborn

Right Scoop gleefully announces that former Sheriff Joe Arpaio is reopening his extremely helpful and productive investigation into Barack Obama’s birth certificate. Even the hardcore “birthers” of 2011 have to be hiding their heads under their pillows at this news. Among other things, the more intelligent among them will see that this would be the Trump presidency’s worst nightmare. Back...

Do Trump’s Judicial Nominees Fix Everything?

That faction within the Republican Party base that would like to think of itself as conservative while simultaneously giving its enthusiastic support to the least conservative Republican president ever, is in heaven today and feeling perfectly vindicated. Donald Trump has appointed a couple of conservative judges to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. That’s great — and underwhelming. The 5th...

Trump Loses Like Clockwork

Earlier today (Korean Time), I noted that in the wake of Luther Strange’s loss to Roy Moore in Alabama’s U.S. Senate primary runoff, Donald Trump would immediately begin dissociating himself from the fellow Mitch McConnell lackey he campaigned for. I even suggested one might start a pool to guess what time he would start his Twitter revisionism. Well, it’s begun....

North Korea Promises to Attack U.S.

Speaking from the same UN podium where Donald Trump recently allowed a public viewing of his third-grade literacy test (C+), another lunatic — in honor of his spiritual kin, the lovely and talented Baghdad Bob, let’s call this fellow Pyongyang Pete — has now officially submitted his Dear Leader’s most earnest request to be obliterated by B-1 bombers as soon...

Why I Enjoyed Trump’s UN Speech

Okay, I did it. I finally took a deep breath, dimmed the lights on my brain, and clicked the “Play” button on Donald Trump’s UN speech. I can’t pretend that I listened with equal care to all forty-two minutes — I only have so many years left on this Earth — but I have to confess that I ended up...

Lies, Damned Lies, and Trumpspeak

To continue a theme of recent days, it turns out that Donald Trump never really “pulled out” of the Paris Climate Accord, as he boasted, but was merely looking for a “better deal” for Americans as a condition for “rejoining” the agreement (as if you can rejoin what has never been put asunder). In other words, Trump lied. Let’s have...