Category Archives: Donald Trump

‘No Decency’ Trump shames himself one more time

There are almost no words to describe the depths to which Donald Trump is capable of sinking.

He has posted a Twitter item that shows a doctored video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that appears to reveal her slurring her words, sounding as if she’s, shall we say, three sheets to the wind.

It is a shameful, disgusting, disgraceful, reprehensible display by the president of the United States of America.

To think that this individual who is so utterly lacking in human decency somehow managed to eke out an Electoral College victory in 2016 simply defies my cognitive ability.

I am utterly and completely ashamed of this individual. Then again, I reached that point long ago.

Check it out here, if you have the stomach.

This is not how you make America great again.

Extend your term, Mr. President? Are you f***ing nuts?

I don’t know whether to laugh, scream, pull my hair out by the roots or jump onto a fire ant mound.

Donald John “Stable Genius” Trump has just retweeted something that on its face is beyond the unbelievable but is something that one can totally expect from the goofball who happens to be president of the United States of America.

He believes his term as president should be “extended” by two years. Why? Because, in Trump’s own words, special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Russian attack on our election in 2016 has “stollen” two years of Trump’s presidency.

Can you believe this man would make the moronic suggestion?

Yeah, me too.

The U.S. Constitution — the document with which Trump has no familiarity — limits the president to two elected terms that shall last no longer than eight years.

So this clown wants to extend his term by two years? To a six-year term? Is this guy out of his ever-lovin’ mind? No need to answer that.

The idea comes initially from the “Rev.” Jerry Falwell Jr., president of Liberty University and an unabashed admirer of the president. I use the term “Rev.” guardedly because I do not consider Falwell to any more a man of God than his late father.

The very idea that Jerry Jr. would pitch such a ridiculous notion is preposterous on its face. It’s not so weird that Trump would latch onto it, given that I believe he is hurtling out of control.

I think I might start looking at any moment for that fire ant mound.

Collusion is gone; obstruction of justice remains

Here is what I believe we can discern from Robert Mueller’s findings about Donald Trump’s conduct during the 2016 presidential campaign and its immediate aftermath.

The president didn’t collude or conspire to collude with Russians who wanted him to win that election. That allegation is now gone, giving Trump some ammo to fire at critics who are obsessed with he calls the “collusion delusion.”

However, obstruction of justice remains an open question. Mueller didn’t clear Trump of obstructing justice, despite what the president keeps saying. An obstruction of justice investigation, the way I see it, remains on the front burner — and it’s going to get real hot to the touch.

Therein likely lies the newest source of conflict between the Republican president and his Democratic foes in Congress.

Democratic House committee chairmen and women are likely to subpoena Mueller and Attorney General William Barr to ask them point blank about many matters relating to obstruction of justice. That’s their prerogative.

Democratic senators will seek to do the same thing, but they have this obstacle facing them known as partisan loyalty to the president among GOP senators who still control the flow of business in the upper legislative chamber.

I placed my faith in Mueller to do a thorough job of investigating this Russia matter. I believe he fulfilled his duty. I vowed to accept his findings, no matter where they came down. He has revealed them and I still accept them.

Moreover, I also accept the idea that Mueller appears to believe that obstruction of justice remains a live option for Congress to handle.

I urge all members of both congressional chambers to tread lightly and with extreme care as they walk through this explosive minefield. It looks to me as though the special counsel has handed them a live grenade shrouded in a potential “high crime and misdemeanor.”

Does ‘P’ really ‘like’ DJT? Seems doubtful

I didn’t really think of it as a lie when Donald Trump said it. I merely thought of it as, hmm, a serious misrepresentation of reality.

The president came to Texas this week to raise money for his re-election campaign and to stump for himself at a campaign rally. He signed a couple of executive orders.

But at one of his rallies, he called on Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, to join him on the podium. “This is the only Bush who likes me!” Trump bellowed while summoning “George!”

The misstatement? Oh, well, it happens that George P. Bush is the son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, the same Jeb Bush who campaigned for president against Donald Trump in 2016.

This also is the same Jeb Bush who Trump labeled as “Low Energy Jeb,” one of the many insults he tossed at Republican primary opponents, not to mention what he hurled at the Democratic nominee, Hillary Rodham Clinton

It well might be that George P. Bush has smiled publicly in Donald Trump’s presence. I have difficulty believing that that the younger Bush has those same feelings privately.

“The only Bush who likes” Donald Trump quite possibly doesn’t “like” the president.

Not one bit.

Who in the world would blame him for harboring the same hard feelings his beloved “Gampy” and “Gammy” — the late 41st president and the late beloved first lady — felt, not to mention how his own parents are feeling to this very day?

It’s so believable that Trump would say such a thing

If only Donald Trump hadn’t built such a huge public record of personal insults.

Peter Baker, chief White House correspondent for The New York Times, says he had heard from sources inside the White House that the president had mocked the appearance of Secret Service Director Randolph “Tex” Alles.

What makes it so believable? The things Trump has said out loud. Such as . . .

The time he mocked Sen. Rand Paul’s appearance during a Republican primary presidential debate in 2016; or he hung the nickname of “Little Marco” on Sen. Rubio of Florida, another GOP primary opponent; or when he mocked the appearance of yet another GOP opponent, Carly Fiorina; or the “best” one of all, when he mocked the physical disability of a NY Times reporter, Serge Kovaleski.

Three areas always should be off limits when political foes argue public policy: their respective families, their given names and their appearance.

Trump has violated two of those three axioms. Do you recall how he posted that hideous picture of Heidi Cruz, the wife of Sen. Ted Cruz, still another GOP presidential opponent?

The man lacks class. He lacks dignity. He lacks empathy. He lacks humanity.

I also should add that he lacks self-awareness.

See what I mean?

Too early to call Trump worst POTUS in history?

Is it fair to ask whether Donald John Trump Sr. can be judged the worst president in U.S. history?

Events of just the past few days suggest he is making a run at being called The Worst Ever.

He cannot make up his mind. For instance, just in the past couple of days, the president:

  • Has declared his intention to push for immediate repeal of the Affordable Care Act and then has changed his mind, saying he intends to wait until after the next presidential election.
  •  Vowed to shut down the U.S. border with Mexico and then decided to back off, citing Mexico’s efforts to stem the tide of migrants coming through that country en route to this country.

That’s just two matters. They are so illustrative of the way this man governs. He issues policy pronouncements via Twitter, bypassing “the best people” he vowed to hire. He confounds allies, key aides, senators and House members, Cabinet officers, everyone.

He has made a hash of our international alliances.

Trump has burned through multiple Cabinet members in just the first half of his four-year term. He cannot fill critical posts.

The president trashes Americans who live in a severely damaged U.S. territory, Puerto Rico.

And then . . .

We have this Russia stuff. He cozies up to the Russian dictator and refuses to acknowledge that the dictator’s government has interfered in our electoral system.

He hails the exploits of dictators, disparages the work of U.S. intelligence officials. Trump vows that he “likes” a North Korean tyrant who starves his people.

My goodness, I have just scratched the surface.

The nation has elected a bunch of doozies during its 200-plus years of existence. James Buchanan is generally regarded as the worst president in history. My money, though, goes to William Henry Harrison, who caught pneumonia in Inauguration Day, 1841, was bed-ridden for a month and then died.

Donald Trump, through his series of unbelievable and astonishing missteps, gaffes, broken promises, insults and feuds is mounting a serious bid to become the worst U.S. president in history.

Stand tall, Mr. President.

Trump: the gift that keeps on giving

I am shaking my head to the point that I am getting a headache.

Donald Trump cannot let go of his dislike of a deceased U.S. senator/war hero/statesman.

Today at a rally in Lima, Ohio, the president had the stones to say that he never got a “thank you” for what he did to ensure that the late John McCain got the sendoff he deserved after he died of brain cancer in August 2018.

My ever-lovin’ word. What in the world has happened to this guy, the president of the United States?

Probably nothing. We are witnessing the narcissist in chief in full regalia.

He said it didn’t matter to him that the McCain family never thanked him. Really? Then why did he mention it at all? Because, I am certain, it does matter.

Sen. McCain’s daughter, TV personality Meghan, said today that her dad would be laughing uncontrollably at the president’s fixation with him seven months after his death. She urged the nation to not feel sorry for her or her family, but instead to feel sorry for the president’s family . . . as they are having to put up with this individual’s nonsense.

It is utterly pointless to urge the president to pipe down with his denigration of Sen. McCain. He won’t. Trump is incapable of exhibiting any semblance of basic decency. He is an indecent individual who holds the highest office in the land and arguably the most exalted public office on Earth.

It have to ask: How much more can this nation of ours take?

Worst-case result from Russia probe? Let’s wait for it!

I actually think about things such as this, so I’ll share it with you.

What is the worst-case scenario that could erupt upon the submission of special counsel Robert Mueller III’s report to Attorney General William Barr? In my mind, it’s not what you might think.

The worst case well could involve a finding by Mueller’s legal team that Donald Trump did not commit any crimes associated with the alleged “collusion” with Russian government officials. He might determine that there are no grounds for potential impeachment. His findings well could clear the president of doing anything wrong.

I have declared my willingness to accept whatever result Mueller produces. He’s a pro. Mueller’s integrity is beyond reproach, despite what Trump says to the contrary.

The worst case involves more directly what I expect to be the president’s reaction to those findings.

We all know that Donald Trump has an incurable Twitter fetish. He tweets day and night. He watches TV and tweets about what he sees. The president listens to the love heaped on him from Fox News and other right-wing media outlets and expresses his undying love for them. He tears into the “fake news” media and anyone who says a single critical thing about him.

I am trying to fathom how Americans are going to withstand the Twitter torrent, the tirade and tumult that well could erupt if Mueller produces a report that says, “Sorry, I got nothin’.”

Is this president wired to accept those findings like a gentleman? Will he simply shrug and thank Mueller for his service to the country and then put the issue to bed? Oh, no! I don’t believe that would happen.

Of course, I also shudder to think what he would do if Mueller comes up with a different conclusion, or if the federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York hand out some more indictments involving, oh, let’s see . . . Ivanka and Jared, Don Jr., or perhaps even the Big Man himself.

There are political remedies for that occurrence and I suspect that congressional Democrats and even their Republican colleagues might come to a meeting of the minds on how to react to that development.

It’s the exoneration that gives me pause. Not by itself, mind you. But it’s how POTUS will respond.

I’m so anxious for this chapter to close.

Trump ‘is not a white supremacist’

Donald Trump deserves criticism for his tepid response to incidents involving white racists, bigots, nationalists, supremacists.

I am going to agree with acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, though, when he defends the president by saying he “is not a white supremacist.”

Mulvaney made a talk-show appearance Sunday in which he defended the president’s speeches calling for religious liberty and individual liberty. He said also that Trump does not subscribe to the white supremacy doctrine.

I believe Mulvaney.

My wish is for the president to declare categorically, unequivocally and without an ounce of reservation that acts such as the horrific massacre in New Zealand the other day must be condemned with full-throated passion.

Trump doesn’t do that. He is unable or perhaps unwilling to speak to Americans about the evil of such acts. The president hasn’t yet found it within himself to declare open warfare against those who hate other human beings on racial, ethnic or religious grounds.

I want the president to say those things. He needs to speak to us candidly, frankly and with passion.

I do not believe he is a white supremacist, as Mulvaney has declared. However, he needs to demonstrate his willingness to condemn the actions of those groups that have cheered his election as president of the United States.

‘No collusion,’ Mr. President? Let’s wait on that one

 

Donald J. Trump has a “no collusion” fetish.

He keeps invoking the “no collusion” mantra even when it’s irrelevant to the issue of the day.

Take the Paul Manafort sentence handed down the other day. The president’s former campaign chairman got a 47-month sentence for tax fraud and assorted other crimes. None of them had a thing to do with the allegations that the campaign “colluded” with Russians who attacked our electoral system in 2016.

Yet there was the president of the United States, crowing about how the judge found no evidence of collusion with Russians.

Hey, Mr. President? That issue isn’t even on the table in this discussion. Manafort’s sentence didn’t have a single thing to do with collusion.

Oh, and Mr. President, we’re still awaiting Robert Mueller report that he supposedly is preparing to submit to Attorney General William Barr.

That is where we’re going to find out — more than likely — whether there is any Russian hanky-panky related to your 2016 presidential campaign.

So . . . POTUS needs to settle down and wait for the report silently.

Yeah, I know. I’m asking for the impossible.