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He Needs A Time-Out

Trumplethinskin has been having a series of tantrums that put his lack of empathy and overabundance of pettiness front and center.

Trump perceived John McCain’s remarks at the ceremony where McCain received the 2017 Liberty Medal of the National Constitution Center [text] as a personal attack because, like his favorite interior designer, Louis XIV, Trump believes that “L’etat, c’est moi.” Trump reacted by threatening McCain. McCain responded by noting: “I’ve faced far greater challenges than this.”

When the media asked why the White House hasn’t mentioned the deaths of four Special Forces NCOs in Niger, Trump headed off on a tangent that unlike Obama and earlier administrations, he sends letters and calls the next of kin of service members who are killed in action. This set off statements from former members of both the Obama and Bush staff about the response of those Presidents on the deaths of members of the military. [It is now known that the National Security Council staff prepared a statement the day after the soldiers were killed, but nothing was done with it.]

Then when Trump finally called the wife of Sgt. La David T. Johnson he told her that [her husband] “knew what he signed up for …but when it happens it hurts anyway.”

The call was on speaker phone and Congresswoman Frederica Wilson and Sgt. Johnson’s mother were also in the car. Both women agree that Trump said that, and both are angry about it and the fact that Trump never mentioned Sgt. Johnson’s name. As usual Trump denied saying that and threatened Florida Congresswoman Wilson [known for her hats].

17 comments

1 Badtux { 10.19.17 at 2:24 am }

Crap, even the Shrubbery comes off looking like a saint by comparison.

What an ass.

2 Bryan { 10.19.17 at 10:24 am }

He has a communications department. All he needs is someone to write some scripts for him, just like they did for his ‘reality’ TV show. If no one on staff can handle it, send an intern across the river to Arlington and take classes with the volunteers at the National Cemetery, who do a wonderful job dealing with the families of KIA service members.

Since he obviously doesn’t have any empathy, he needs an acting coach to teach him how to fake it.

3 Kryten42 { 10.20.17 at 12:38 am }

Seen the latest? @ the conference in Maryland last Friday, a lot of people (not the usual suspects) are saying Melania wasn’t there, it was a stand in double! Some, like Slate, are having a lot of fun with it. 😆

Free Fake Melania

Kelly’s looking more like a 45 stooge every day! (You’ve probably seen this from the Miami Herald, but for anyone interested):

In attack on Frederica Wilson over Trump’s call to widow, John Kelly gets facts wrong

4 Kryten42 { 10.20.17 at 1:04 am }

Oh! I meant to post this also! Gonna be HUGE I predict!

Inexplicable Trump travel ban decision preceded US Niger exposure

So, apparently 45 banned the US security partner in Nigeria, Chad because “Chad had run out of passport paper”! You can’t make this up!

Office supply glitch? How Chad wound up on travel ban list

What else? … Oh yeah! You know the companies FEMA contracted after Katrina that pocketed $billions & did SFA? They did it again for Harvey.

FEMA Is Spending Billions, and Some Questionable Companies Are Getting Work

And joke of the day!

Texas Churches flooded by Harvey sue FEMA for discrimination! 😆 😆 😆

You know how much I do so love irony!! 😆

5 Kryten42 { 10.20.17 at 12:35 pm }

DKos has a good summary of the 45/Kelly debacle!

John Kelly’s A Snake, If There’s A Doubt Left In Anybody’s Mind

Nice title BTW!

6 Bryan { 10.20.17 at 2:12 pm }

No, Kryten, it is even worse. The Sun-Sentinal has a video tape of Fredrica Wilson’s remarks at the dedication of the FBI building in Miami that makes it clear that Kelly lied about it. He didn’t deny that Trump said what Ms Wilson reported, which makes Trump a liar, and he directly lied about Ms Wilson’s words at the dedication. They are all liars and no one in this White house should ever be believed again.

7 Kryten42 { 10.25.17 at 8:57 am }

Seen this one:

Trump Decides Not To Deport Dissident After Learning He’S A Mar-A-Lago Member

And our moronic LNP Gov. makes a huge own goal!

Government on defensive after attack on Bill Shorten backfires

Update from the Senate hearing:
A Senator joined dots between the Ca$h Staffer & Snr. RCO adviser had worked together.

Ca$h sacked the staffer for tipping the Media prior to the raid.

ROC Commissioner & Vice Commissioner have resigned.

Senator Cameron accused Ca$h of breach of law.

Senators raised serious concerns about destruction of emails, texts & asking Ca$h to answer. Ca$h refuses to hand over evidence.

Chair of the Senate, Linda Reynolds, was put in her place for defending Ca$h by Senators.

Ca$h refuses to take responsibility for the resignation of her Commissioner, Assistant Commissioner and staffer!

Ca$h accused of lying & misleading Senate & Parliament! Senators are demanding her resignation! Ca$h is far out of her depth! The Senators grilling her as sharp as tacks.

(Popcorn! I need popcorn!!)

Senate has recessed until tomorrow. Noooooooo! We want her gone! The Wicked Witch MUST go!! We also demand to know where the oven is!

I’m exhausted. Bed time. 😀

8 Bryan { 10.25.17 at 11:24 am }

Everything acceptable if you use Trump’s ‘laundromat’ for your billions 😈

It has been months since I remember reading about this charge about Shorten’s conduct as the union head. What does anyone think has changed since the last investigation? This sounds a lot like the Republican attacks on Clinton – it doesn’t make any difference how many investigations come up empty, there are always resources for another one.

9 Kryten42 { 10.27.17 at 1:06 am }

Happy dance!!!

The Court handed down it’s ruling on our Politicians Citizenship debacle! 5 of the 7 are gone! Especially DPM Barnie & ON Malcontent! A happy day! LNP have lost their 1 seat majority & 2 Senators. Also, since One Nation is an LNP con (they ALWAYS vote with LNP), they really lost 2 seats. 😆 😆

Sadly, the conniving bastard Xenephony survived by the skin of his teeth! Oh well… can’t win them all! 😉 😀

High Court disqualifies Barnaby Joyce in dual-citizenship saga

Also, the ASX dropped significantly, showing the big end of town is worried! GOOD!

If LNP lose the by-elections, it will be another Double-Dissolution election. 😆 😀

10 Bryan { 10.27.17 at 11:11 am }

Between this and the screw up by Cash, the election will be sooner rather than later. As is always the case with ‘conservatives’, Joyce’s supporters don’t think the constitution should apply to them. The weird thing is that every party except ALP had the problem. It feels wrong somehow.

11 Kryten42 { 10.27.17 at 1:44 pm }

I really want the evil bitch errr… witch, Ca$h gone!

ALP are far from perfect, but in comparison to LNP, they appear to be.

Here’s a good, accurate, write up from a Journo I don’t always agree with. Been a big day for surprises.

No judgement and no answers: chaos engulfs the Turnbull government

12 Bryan { 10.27.17 at 3:24 pm }

Just one own-goal after another – they appear to have a serious case of Trumpitis, although they don’t seem to have suffered the loss of vocabulary yet. They are seriously annoying the hell out of various groups for no obvious reason.

When they are forced into an election they aren’t going to have anything to show for their time in office other than a constant record of self-inflicted wounds.

13 Kryten42 { 10.27.17 at 4:29 pm }

Well, Turdbull was a Senior partner in Goldman Sachs!

Says it all really. Judging by his performance the past few years & the disaster GS made in the USA, none of this is any surprise.

Sadly, as in the USA & UK< we have our own group of pathetic morons that will always vote LNP no matter what they do! And most of those idiots are the people LNP are screwing! *shrug* Don't ask me! Apparently, when sheeple become religious nutters who refuse to see truth or facts, they also become right-wing crazy nut jobs!

14 Bryan { 10.27.17 at 7:25 pm }

That explains it – he caught it from the offices of Goldman Sachs. A significant portion of Trump’s Cabinet are former Goldman Sachs fugitives.

Yes, the Kool-Aid drinkers will always be with us as they were in Guyana and a certain bunker in Berlin. If people would stop making rescue attempts, they might not be a problem much longer.

15 Bryan { 10.27.17 at 7:28 pm }

Oh, if you haven’t seen it, Australian Lawmakers Propose Outlawing Parody, Having A Sense Of Humor. It is a real hoot, as we say on the Gulf Coast.

16 Kryten42 { 10.28.17 at 12:43 am }

Saw that! Techdirt are in my mail feed. 👍🏾😂

When even Techdirt notice we have a parody Government of wannabe clowns, it really is tragic/pathetic!

Turdbull also became manager of one of our biggest ISP’s OzEmail in ’94. Pretty much ran it into the ground. Limped along & grew in spite of him (we had few large ISP’s then, many smaller ones). That was his cred for being Comm’s Minister & taking over NBN. We know how that’s working out!

Vested interests won when the NBN was ‘destroyed’

Britannica: Malcolm Bligh Turnbull

His name is a huge clue for anyone that knows History! 😉

I want to emigrate to NZ! New PM refused to use Bible when she was sworn in! And other sane great things! 👍🏾😂

17 Bryan { 10.28.17 at 12:18 pm }

It is really tough to make fun of people who don’t have the ability to understand what you’re doing. It is a bit like jamming a stick into the spokes of their wheelchair- cruel rather than clever. There is no good way of trying to reach people who refuse to accept facts and reality, but have been given the power to mess with your life. It becomes a situation similar to tying yarn to the pin of a grenade and letting a cat play with it.