There’s dumb, there’s REALLY DUMB, then, there is DONALD TRUMP DUMB AS A POST

Con-man to the bitter end.

During his interview with 60 Minutes, Trump had Baghdad Barbie (Kayleigh McEnany) presented Lesley Stahl with an oversized, 10 inch, hard bound book on his health care polices.  It was so big and heavy, Stahl had difficulty holding it.   I guess Trump thought 60 minutes would simply judge the book by its cover and never open it, but ….  (checks notes) … they did, revealing it was empty, full of blank pages.

Trump’s bungling continued as he just posted photographs of the stunt to his own twitter account.

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Crazy Uncle Trump continues his descent into madness

After Obama’s speech in Philadelphia, Trump goes on deranged Twitter spree

Former President Barack Obama returned to the campaign trail Wednesday in Philadelphia, Penn. in support of his former vice president, Democratic candidate Joe Biden.

“[Trump] hasn’t shown any interest in doing the work, or helping anybody but himself and his friends, or treating the presidency, like a reality show that he can use to get attention,” Obama said. “And by the way, even then his TV ratings are down. So you know that upsets him. But the thing is this is not a reality show. This is reality, and the rest of us have had to live with the consequences of him, proving himself incapable of taking the job seriously.”

During Obama’s televised speech, President Donald J. Trump tweeted old stories of his accomplishments as printed per the perspective of Breitbart News.

“Exclusive: Forgotten By Obama-Biden Auto Bailout, Delphi Workers Refuse to Forget What Was Taken from Them (Part One),” started one tweet. Then, “Biden was a disaster on this. All talk and no action. Remember and VOTE!”

Another tweet read, “Multiple Pro-Trump Demonstrations Planned in Cincinnati Area,” again, with a link back to Breitbart News.

Then there was this other one: “Pennsylvania Trump Voters Show Passion: ‘He‘s a Man that Wants to Do It All for America’ – again, with a link back to Breitbart News.

There was also a tweet about Biden and China, of all things: “WSJ Editorial Board: Joe Biden Must Answer Questions About Hunter Biden and China.” Ironic since Trump’s Chinese tax returns are all over the news.

Obama nails Crazy Uncle Trump

“This election requires each and every one of us to do our part,” former President Barack Obama said on the campaign trail Wednesday for Democratic candidate Joe Biden.

“We know that he [President Donald J. Trump] continues to do business with China because he’s got a secret Chinese bank account,” Obama said. “How is that possible? How is that possible? A secret Chinese bank account. Listen, can you imagine if I had a secret Chinese bank account when I was running for re-election? You think — you think Fox News might have been a little concerned about that? They would have called me Beijing Barry.”

Horns honked at the drive-in speech lot.

“It is not a great idea to have a president who owes a bunch of money to people overseas. That’s not a good idea.”

Obama mocks Trump or having to go to PA and beg for votes

Speaking to Philadelphia, Pennslyvania Wednesday evening, former President Barack Obama mocked President Donald Trump for complaining about how far he had to travel to the state the other night.

“You know, I know the president spent some time in Erie last night,” said Obama. “Apparently, he complained about having to travel here. And then he cut the event short, poor guy. I don’t feel that way.”

Trump told his crowd the only reason he was in the state was that his campaign was failing and he was scared he was going to lose.

“Before the plague came in, I had it made. I wasn’t coming to Erie,” said Trump. “I mean, I have to be honest, there’s no way I was coming. I didn’t have to. I would’ve called you and said, ‘Hey, Erie. You know, if you have a chance, get out and vote.’ We had this thing won. We got hit with the plague, and I had to go back to work. ‘Hello, Erie, may I please have your vote?’”

Obama told the crowd that he was overjoyed to be in the state and happy to be back on the campaign trail again.

“I love coming to Pennsylvania!” Obama told the crowd. “You guys delivered for me twice, and I am back here tonight to ask you to deliver the White House for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.”

Trump goes full meltdown, wants to destroy Leslie Stahl

President Donald Trump is having a full-blown meltdown over his interview with Leslie Stahl of “60 Minutes,” and he’s now reportedly trying to come up with ways to take revenge.

The Washington Post reports that Trump complained for hours after the Stahl interview, which ended abruptly after just 45 minutes on Tuesday afternoon.

One senior White House official tells the Post that “Trump had told aides he wanted to go after Stahl and brainstormed ideas after the session with a group of aides in the Oval Office.”

However, one White House official tells the Post that they are perplexed as to why the president is so furious with Stahl, as the interview contained no “bombshell revelations.”

“The interview was not that bad,” a White House staff member tells the paper. “It wasn’t a bad interview. She just had a tone he didn’t like.”

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The “Steele dossier” was right

Now we learn that Trump maintains a bank account in China.  Not just a bank account, but, a bank account that over the past few years has processed close to $100 million in and out.

President Trump and his allies have tried to paint the Democratic nominee, Joseph R. Biden Jr., as soft on China, in part by pointing to his son’s business dealings there.

Senate Republicans produced a report asserting, among other things, that Mr. Biden’s son Hunter “opened a bank account” with a Chinese businessman, part of what it said were his numerous connections to “foreign nationals and foreign governments across the globe.”

But Mr. Trump’s own business history is filled with overseas financial deals, and some have involved the Chinese state. He spent a decade unsuccessfully pursuing projects in China, operating an office there during his first run for president and forging a partnership with a major government-controlled company.

And it turns out that China is one of only three foreign nations — the others are Britain and Ireland — where Mr. Trump maintains a bank account, according to an analysis of the president’s tax records, which were obtained by The New York Times. The foreign accounts do not show up on Mr. Trump’s public financial disclosures, where he must list personal assets, because they are held under corporate names. The identities of the financial institutions are not clear.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/20/us/trump-taxes-china.html?smid=tw-share

NOW — REMEMBER THIS UNSUBSTANTIATED REVELATION FROM THE “STEELE DOSSIER”?

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Memo to Republicans: Shove your sanctimony up your ass

Now that it’s clear Trump will be trounced in November and that he will take the GOP down with him,  the rats are jumping off the sinking ship.

Over the past few days, we have been treated to a chorus of born-again Republicans claiming they had nothing to do with Trump.  Trump???  Never heard of him.

  • “I secretly opposed Trump.”
  • “I fought against his worst excesses.”
  • “You won’t believe what I stopped him from doing.”
  • “I was silent but I’m a retired general officer and you can trust me.”
  • “I was facing a primary and I had to go along to get along.”

FUCK YOU.  Every one of you.

This is what you have to look forward to.

 

Paranoid, batshit crazy Trump is plotting revenge on Republicans who criticize him

According to a report from the Daily Beast, Donald Trump is building up an enemies list of GOP lawmakers and other conservatives who have been critical of him as his re-election campaign staggers to the finish line, with the intent of taking revenge should he manage to pull off a victory on November 3rd.

Following a week when Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) told supporters that the party is facing a “bloodbath” on November 3rd , and put the blame squarely on Trump, the Beast reports Sasse’s comments –and rumblings from other conservative lawmakers — have not gone unnoticed at the White House.

According to the report, the president is being fed a daily diet of clips and quotes from GOP lawmakers and conservative commentators who are not backing him one hundred percent and will seek revenge one way or another when given the chance.

“Two individuals who have spoken to Trump say the president has expressed suspicion that members of his own party believe he will be defeated by Joe Biden. That sense of paranoia has been fed by the president’s aides and confidants, who have flagged recent news coverage for him of Republican politicians either openly criticizing his conduct or trying to distance themselves from a possible electoral bloodbath,” the report states before adding that one of their sources claimed, “[The president] said something to the effect of: if you’re backing away from him now, don’t bother coming back for a favor when he wins.”

According to the Beast, Trump’s growing enemies list is not limited to members of Congress who are distancing themselves from the president, with the report stating, “…those signaling that they’re ready to jump ship do include some major players in conservative politics. One of the president’s most powerful and influential confidants, billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch, has been telling associates that he thinks Biden will win in a landslide.”

The report goes on to note that the president is likely to go after some of his own campaign officials by accusing them of mismanaging his re-election bid.

“Within the broad universe of GOP operatives working to re-elect the president, blame casting has already begun for the state of the campaign. One senior Republican official who has consulted with the campaign said that while staff were still confident that the president could win, they were also increasingly alarmed by—what the official described as—the “gross incompetence with how things were being spent,” the report states. 

“I think there is a reality where this is what happens in a campaign. This is the point where people start to figure out who takes the fault,” that same official added. “There is no question that [former campaign manager] Brad [Parscale] will take a large part of it because that is easy. But anyone with a brain who looks back at this will point to Jared [Kushner]. Jared can’t be both the mastermind and blameless.”

You can read more here.

The US is headed into a massive delusional breakdown

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Look at those people: no masks; no social distancing; no belief in science. How many will be too sick to vote on election day??

We have a massive delusional event going on in our country and no one is calling it what it is. A cult of Death has overtaken the Republican party from Trump, to Senators, to Congressmen/women to the regular citizens, all of whom are in the cult. I think it’s a serious mental health issue and we need to address it.

The description of narcissistic personality disorder explains Trump perfectly: his refusing to accept the results of the election or his new tune, that he doesn’t even want to try very hard anymore. Both are meant to alleviate his feelings of shame when he loses. Narcissists’ biggest fear is shame. So he is acting in accordance with his mental health disorder. It makes sense.

But the behavior of his cult is stunning to me. I don’t have enough experience and knowledge to understand how this all occurred, but I do think we MUST start talking about how we will address it, because even if he loses, they will still be here, living in a separate reality than those of us in the real world. They will not be going away.

They are absolutely a cult and believe everything that he tells them. We have a mass delusion event going on that more experienced people in the mental health field need to start talking about.

Here are some of their delusions:

1. That COVID is not dangerous and that getting it is like getting a cold. They really and truly believe this, and are acting accordingly. Numbers are skyrocketing, health professionals are screaming about it, and they just don’t believe it. Herman Cain’s death was never talked about by Trump so they will keep believing it’s “just a cold.” Any word from Trump on Chris Christie?? Nope. Same reason. This is now a death cult and we aren’t discussing it.

2. The Trumpers really and truly believe that he is going to win in a landslide. Now, I’m not saying he doesn’t have a slim chance to pull this off, mostly by cheating, but a landslide? Nothing you say to these people in real life or on Facebook or Twitter will dissuade them. Again, massive delusion spread by Trump and the right win echo chamber. Ignore all of the numbers, ignore the early voting, ignore the mail-in ballot requests. The Trump landslide is coming.

3. QAnon nonsense. This is truly scary. That a significant percentage of Americans believe in Q, that Dems are satanic pedophiles, that JFK Jr is here and going to show up any day now, just boggles the mind. One person already showed up a few years ago to the pizzeria where Hillary ran her nonexistent child pedo ring, in the basement that didn’t exist. Violence can come from this and we aren’t focusing on it.

4. Biden criminal nonsense. No matter who proves that the Biden scandals are made up, no matter what evidence is shown that it is Russian disinformation, that Rudy is being used by Russia, the cult doesn’t believe it. Official investigations find nothing, so the cult now all swarm to a batshit crazy plot being pushed by Rudy and others in the GOP, including Senators. This is terrifying to me. Trump has gotten his cult to disbelieve in our intel agencies, the reputable media and their own common sense, and to believe that Rudy and a blind computer repair guy together cracked this Biden criminal cabal. Again, terrifying that our fellow Americans can believe this.

These loonies used to be on the fringe, but have become solidly mainstream. Maybe 30% of the country is in the Death Cult. These people will still be around after Trump loses and next time, their Dear Leader may not be as crazy and incompetent as Trump. This concerns me for the future of our country . . . what do we do to deprogram these cult members???

Trump surrenders. Says “I just don’t want to do it.”

The New York Times reports the following about this evening’s rally in Macon, Georgia:

Trailing in the polls and at a significant cash deficit compared to Mr. Biden, Mr. Trump attempted to argue that he was opting against raising more money as he enters the final stretch of the election.

“I could raise more money,” he said. “I would be the world’s greatest fund-raiser, but I just don’t want to do it.”

Let me translate that from Trumpese to English for you. What Trump is saying is, “I’m way behind and I don’t feel like trying to catch up.” What Trump is saying is, “I could have beaten Biden if I wanted to, but I don’t want to.” What Trump is saying is the classic thing every bully says when he knows he’s beaten and but doesn’t want to admit it. Even though he knows he’s behind, he doesn’t care enough to fight, or to inspire his supporters to fight. He just doesn’t want to do it.

The headline of the New York Times article is “If he loses the election, Trump mused Friday, ‘Maybe I’ll have to leave the country.’” and this is already big news. But to my mind it’s also a big, big deal when a candidate says “I just don’t want to do it.”

Trump is giving up — he’s a stone-cold quitter and loser.

Trump — a stone cold loser — watches as his presidency swirls down the toilet — where it belongs

Former GOP state party chair blasts Trump

In a scorching op-ed for USA TODAY, former New Hampshire Republican Party Chairwoman Jennifer Horn excoriated her party for its loyalty to President Donald Trump — and urged her colleagues to be rid of him.

“As a former Republican state party chair, I understand well how difficult it is to even imagine voting outside the party, and I understand the sense of loyalty to party that decades of activism engenders,” wrote Horn. “But to pledge allegiance to a political party, void of principle or honor, is an empty oath that will not serve country or conscience. Where once we stood together to advocate for responsible governance, individual liberty, equal justice and opportunity for all, today’s GOP platform is nothing more than a vow to support, protect, defend and defer to Donald Trump.”

Horn is one of many longtime anti-Trump Republicans who co-founded The Lincoln Project, a group whose ads and messaging are targeted to persuade conservatives to reject the president for their own movement’s salvation.

“After decades of inciting fear among the party faithful at what would happen to America should we abandon our fight for conservatism, the GOP has sold out to a president who is in no way conservative,” wrote Horn. “Trump has grown the deficit to record highs and put the national debt on the same path. His assaults on equality and liberty are innumerable, including rolling back housing and employment protections for LGBTQ Americans, attacking the free press, denying science and medical facts in the face of a pandemic, and making the corruption of Richard Nixon look like penny poker.”

Trump’s “pro-life” stance is a fraud, argued Horn: “To be pro-life means to care for life — all life, at all stages, in all conditions. Trump’s assaults on life are egregious and daily. He demeans and degrades minorities, women, the elderly, immigrants and the disabled.” Nor, she argued, does he have any respect for the troops, for civil rights, or for anything central to the protection and preservation of democracy.

“Trump has destroyed the foundations of traditional conservatism and the American institutions upon which our democracy is built. He does not deserve your loyalty, and neither does the party that has allowed it to happen. The only way we can reclaim our principles and build a conservative future is to first defeat him,” wrote Horn.

“This election poses a unique challenge. It will test not Republican vs. Democrat or Trump vs. Biden, but rather, ‘We the People,’” concluded Horn. “It is our role in this constitutional republic, our leadership, and our dedication to the promise of America that is being tested. Trump or America. We cannot have both.”

You can read more here.


Next debate has not even happened and already Trump is making excuses

President Donald Trump wimped out of participating in the national Town Hall this week after the Presidential Debate Commission decided to take the event online due to the president’s COVID diagnosis. During a rally on Saturday night in Wisconsin, however, Trump was already at work generating conspiracies about the debate slated for next Thursday.

“She’s extraordinarily unfair,” Trump said of moderator Kirsten Welker. “She deleted her entire account. I can’t imagine.”

It’s unclear what he meant by “deleted her entire account,” as she’s still on Twitter.

“She’s extraordinarily unfair. I’ve known her for a long time. But that’s okay,” Trump said. “We did well with a person the other night that was even more unfair. Savannah Guthrie. In fact, nobody’s seen Savannah in two days. What happened to Savannah?”

Guthrie is a co-host of NBC’s Today Show, which appears on weekdays.

Trump’s town hall was of his own creation and not part of the PDC’s event, so it’s unclear why he’s lashing out at her.


Long-time GOP campaign consultant says Trump will be “crushed” and will take a lot of Republicans down with him

Appearing on MSNBC on Saturday afternoon with host Alex Witt, noted Republican campaign consultant Stuart Stevens left no doubt about what he thinks is going to happen on election day, saying Donald Trump is going to “get crushed” and former Vice President Joe Biden will become the next president.

According to Stevens, the overwhelming reasons to vote against Trump have piled up to such a point that there is little the president can do to erase them from voters’ minds with just over two weeks to go.

Pointing out the circumstances of the 2020 election are completely different than 2016 when Trump surprisingly won, Stevens stated, “The last race [Hillary] Clinton was a functional incumbent; Donald Trump, the outsider. Now, of course, becoming the president, he’s the incumbent.”

“Look, what we get here is so caught up in the weirdness of Donald Trump and of what sort of a freak show it is, but if you thought of any incumbent president who — in the last six months more people died from a disease than in the last 100 years, the economy the worst since the Great Depression and you can’t leave the country, can’t drive to Mexico or Canada,” he elaborated. “The only country can you go to in Europe is Serbia — we wouldn’t think that that person was coasting to re-election.”

“Donald Trump should be in trouble based on these external factors,” he added. “He’s made it worse because he has no message and Donald Trump is going to be crushed, absolutely crushed, and he’s going to take a lot of Republicans down with him.”

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Trump wants to use the office of the President to stave off bankruptcy, jail, and another failure

According to The New York Times, President Donald Trump’s $421 million in personal guaranteed debt, which will soon come due, is a serious problem for the president because one of the best options for staving off the cliff — refinancing — is likely off the table for him due to his business failures.

“Mr. Trump might have difficulty repaying or refinancing the loans without liquidating assets,” reported Russ Buettner and Susanne Craig. “His main source of income in recent decades — a total of more than $427 million from entertainment and licensing deals that were fueled by his fame — has all but dried up. That cash enabled a buying spree of failing golf courses, and propped up those businesses as their losses mounted. In recent years, Mr. Trump has burned through most of the cash, stocks and bonds at his disposal and has recently explored the sale of some of his holdings, including the Trump International Hotel in Washington.”

The president’s profligate spending has left Trump in a hole — and because his business loans are personally guaranteed, he will be responsible for the bill.

“In a dire situation, Mr. Trump could try to sell some assets or properties to cover a loan coming due. But loans are usually based on the profitability of the business borrowing the money,” continued the report. “Tax records for the businesses on which he borrowed the bulk of the money suggest that refinancing may present a challenge. Doral and his Washington hotel, with more than $300 million in debts coming due, have posted regular losses. And in addition to the debt he owes, Mr. Trump has pumped a net of $261.8 million cash into the businesses to help keep them afloat.”

A recent New York Times investigation that obtained the president’s long-concealed tax returns revealed that the president has relied on those very same business losses to avoid paying income taxes for years. That practice has been the subject of a years-long audit by the IRS.

If the president wins re-election, however, he might have other options. Richard Carnell, a former Treasury Department official, warns that the president could use his regulatory power as president to threaten or punish Deutsche Bank, his primary lender: “The Donald Trump approach to law is all legal levers would be fair game in pressuring or punishing a bank.”

AND — when Trump loses the election on Nov. 3, prosecutors likely will be standing in line to arrest, indict, and convict him . . . and if we are lucky, his worthless children will go down with him.

If President Donald Trump loses the upcoming presidential election, he could be faced with an avalanche of legal problems since he will no longer have the Presidential Privilege Against Prosecution.

By losing the election, Trump would be considered a private citizen which would make him more vulnerable to a string of investigations—both individually and through his businesses— due to ongoing speculation of fraud and possible tax evasion. The New York Times’ latest bombshell report on Trump’s long-concealed tax returns has also raised more questions about the his finances and the amount of debt he possibly owes.

In addition to the financial woes, Trump is also facing multiple defamation lawsuits from women who have accused him of sexual assault. However, the possible legal woes extend even further. Trump could also face severe consequences if it is determined that he misused the presidency for personal gain and business profits.

Harry Sandick, a former federal prosecutor for the U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan, weighed in on the possibility of Trump facing criminal charges without the prosecutorial protections of the presidency after leaving office.

“In every regard, his leaving office makes it easier for prosecutors and plaintiffs in civil cases to pursue their cases against him,” Sandick said. “For example, he is claiming a higher protection from subpoenas in the criminal cases and also in the congressional subpoena cases, [and that] is based largely on the fact that he is President.”

Based on the national polls projecting the outcome of the election, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden appears to be the favorable candidate with the highest chance of winning. Although Trump has long insisted the polls are “fake,” his behavior during his rallies proves his level of desperation has soared to new heights in recent days.

In fact, Trump has even alluded to the possibility of leaving the country if he loses the election. During his rally in Macon, Ga., on Friday night, he mulled over the possibility of losing to Biden.

“Could you imagine if I lose?” Trump said. “I’m not going to feel so good. Maybe I’ll have to leave the country, I don’t know.”

According to the latest NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll, Biden has a double digit lead of 54% to 43% among likely voters. It has also been reported that more than 20 million Americans have already cast their vote for the November election.

What a shame. Trump officials are worried no one will hire them when he’s gone.

Remember? Back in the fore-fore times, when we thought maybe Trump would settle down for his nap, but he instead insisted he’d had the biggest inauguration crowd of all times? Yeah, Spicer was the point man for all that gaslighting.

And now?

The Washington Post:

Since leaving the administration three years ago, Spicer has landed a few gigs on television, such as a contestant on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” and a show on conservative-leaning Newsmax TV. He has also penned two books.

But his career arc has veered far from the usual gigs secured by former White House press secretaries and senior administration officials. There’s been no cushy landing on K Street or high-profile consultancy at a major lobbying or public relations firm. It’s a fate that might befall many others in Trumpworld if the president loses — or even if they don’t relish staying on through a second term.

I wouldn’t say I want former Trump staffers to be totally ostracized and sent scurrying from Washington shedding black, briny tears. I won’t say it because I hardly talk to anyone — but I will write it.

I think I’m being fair, too, because when you gleefully work for the Devil, you shouldn’t be able to just seamlessly reenter your former life, such as it was.

And a lot of them won’t. Apparently, many willing Trumpites are finding out now that no Christmas is coming.

“Quiet conversations in Gmail are more active now than would be expected a month before an election,” said a senior Republican strategist who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive conversations. “I have a buddy in the administration who is starting to quietly move his resume around, and he’s noticed people who he thought would be quicker to respond to inquiries have been less so. He called it ‘the Trump stink. How much Trump stink is on my resume right now?’”

But while a lot of former Trumpites will — or already have — landed on their feet, there just aren’t enough Fox pundit slots for everyone. And those who were mired in the especially fraught areas of Trumpworld — such as its policies related to race and immigration — are facing a pretty steep uphill climb.

The longtime GOP strategist who runs a public affairs firm recalled coming close to hiring a former Trump White House staffer until a Google search revealed the prospective hire’s track record defending Trump on race and immigration. It ground the interview process to a halt, the strategist said.

“A lot of people who came into this in 2015 and 2016, they knew that there would be a stigma going into this — and it’ll likely last for a very long time,” said a Trump campaign staffer. “Probably for the rest of their lives. I don’t think that’s lost on anyone.”

Yeah, that’s a shame. A real shame.