Tagged: Trump

Trump Espouses Chamberlainism

“The White House confirmed” — the building itself does the talking nowadays, since none of the occupants can string a grammatical sentence together — “the weapons cutoff would happen.” Yet again, Donald Trump reveals for all the world (a) his fawning admiration of Islamist strongman Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, (b) his Neville Chamberlain underwear, and of course (c) that he’s a moron. From the...

Dr. McConnell and Mr. Trump Part VI: The Press Conference

Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell, falsifying my Jekyll and Hyde hypothesis that they are actually the same person, have appeared together at a press conference, where they reassured everyone…that they are actually the same person. I understand your doubts: McConnell is a mealy-mouthed, vowel-swallowing, conniving turtle, whereas Trump is a crude, thought-disintegrating, pinwheel-hat-level vulgarian. Ergo, Jekyll and Hyde. So when it’s time for...

Newsflash: Trump Utters Outrageous Falsehood

So President Trump, defending himself against the non-fake news that he had not contacted any of the families of the American servicemen killed in Niger, answered by adding yet more flotsam to the endless stream of falsehood that magically emanates from his teeny weeny brain, claiming to be pretty much the only President who has ever called military families. In other words, he...

Trump vs. Obamacare

Donald Trump certainly wants to repeal Obamacare. He would have to hate it, if for no other reason than that, not realizing “Obamacare” is only a nickname, he would be ticked that the nation’s health care law has another president’s name attached to it. And that pretty much defines his “plan”: repeal the name, and rechristen the law “Trumpcare.” His cult is enraptured...

Trump’s Ego Pummeled in Alabama…tee-hee

For a long time, I’ve been calling Trump The Orange McConnell — my answer to the baloney about Trump as an anti-establishment figure, when in fact he has been McConnell’s biggest booster, and one of his biggest donors, for years. A conservative friend once described Trump to me as “pure id.” Well, if he’s the id, McConnell is the ego.  And The Orange...

Trump Back to Admiring Tyrants

Loving and defending Vladimir Putin became awkward for Donald Trump when the allegations of Russian election interference picked up steam. Praising the leadership of Kim Jong-un became ridiculous when Kim started openly mocking the U.S. and promising to nuke Guam. Frankly, Trump, always a gushing admirer of political strong men and thugs, was running out of killers to praise. Thankfully, humanity’s anti-civilization impulse...

Red Line Recedes In Rear View Mirror

As I noted at the time, Donald Trump’s Obama-esque “red line” on North Korea has painted the U.S. into an absurd strategic corner. By carelessly threatening fire and fury if North Korea should so much as “utter a threat” against America and her allies — which he simultaneously acknowledged they have been doing for years — Trump set himself up to look like...

Believe Half of What I Say

The key to being the ideal sucker for a two-bit carnival barker is to want to believe him so badly that you are prepared to block your own ears to the second half of everything he says, so as to avoid facing the contradictions, the ugly revelations, and the not-so-hidden meanings behind the half you wanted to hear. Thus, for example, when Donald...

What Won’t a Cultist Swallow?

I recently noted the psychological projection demonstrated by “New Trumper” cultists like Roger Kimball and Dennis Prager, who wonder aloud how much greater Donald Trump has to make America before the “NeverTrumpers” finally come around and acknowledge him as the Second Coming, or perhaps something even more unique than that. Let’s turn the question back on them, where it belongs: How many ways...

What is a Scaramucci?

In a desperate, albeit superfluous, attempt to secure his legacy as the dumbest U.S. President of all time, Donald Trump has appointed as his communications director something called “Scaramucci,” a (sort-of) man with the communication skills of Joe Pesci (from Goodfellas, not My Cousin Vinny), the ethics of Rahm Emanuel, and the personal charm of a sewer rat. Combining all the humanity of...