Sunday, November 18, 2018

Today in Presidenting

They're not laughing at us; they're laughing at him.

“He’s a Hillary Clinton backer!” Trump snapped at Wallace.

“He was a Navy SEAL,” Wallace observed.

“It would be nice if we got Osama bin Laden a lot sooner,” Trump complained. “Wouldn’t it have been nice?”

“I did not back Hillary Clinton or anyone else,” he fact-checked. “I am a fan of President Obama and President George W. Bush, both of whom I worked for.”

“I admire all presidents, regardless of their political party, who uphold the dignity of the office and who use that office to bring the nation together in challenging times,” he continued.

“I stand by my comment that the president’s attack on the media is the greatest threat to our democracy in my lifetime,” he added. “When you undermine the people’s right to free press and freedom of speech and expression, then you threaten the Constitution and all for which it stands.”

And it seems like it was only yesterday:
Where Our President said (and I can't wait to hear how this is fake news):

“You’ve gotta take care of the floors, you know, the floors of the forest, very important,” Trump said, flanked by the current and future governors of California. “You look at other countries where they do it differently and it’s a whole different story.”

He added: “I was with the President of Finland and he called it a forest nation, and they spend a lot of time on raking and cleaning and doing things and they don’t have any problem, and when it is, it’s a very small problem.”

Incapable of empathy, he regards every situation which causes him moral pain as something to be blamed on others.  And yes, he is that clueless:
Really, really clueless:

Which is why the Finns are mocking him today. 

And echoing a quote prominent at this blog, the last word is from Pope Francis:

“Injustice is the perverse root of poverty,” Francis said at a Mass marking the Roman Catholic Church’s annual World Day of the Poor. “The cry of the poor daily becomes stronger but heard less, drowned out by the din of the rich few, who grow ever fewer and more rich.”

Francis also reiterated his support for migrants saying that people must pay attention to “all those forced to flee their homes and native land for an uncertain future”.  

Since Trump won't realize it was about him, he won't notice it was said.  Gonna be a long two years,  even longer with the pundits assuring us what just happened at the ballot box didn't really happen because they didn't call it first.

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