Trump’s New Struggle to Keep Up with News

By Karen

For the first time since he made fomenting chaos his new occupation, Donald Trump now finds himself reacting to the news instead of dictating what it will be.

Upon learning that FBI Director Comey kept notes documenting how Trump probably tried to squash the Russia investigation to obstruct justice, Trump issued a terse statement that there was no collusion between his campaign and Russia.

Apples to oranges, Trump. Either Trump doesn’t know the meaning of the word “obstruction,” or he’s choosing to refute the charge he thinks he has a better chance of beating. Nice try. Now we’ve got a special prosecutor who isn’t inclined to chase Trump’s squirrels, like Nunes and Chaffetz were.

Trump’s on the ropes now. Just yesterday, he went off script to whine at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy graduation, saying…

“Never, ever, ever give up. Things will work out just fine. Look at the way I’ve been treated lately — especially by the media. No politician in history — and I say this with great surety — has been treated worse or more unfairly. You can’t let them get you down.”

See it at 19:17. This video was created by the White House, so let’s see how long it remains available.

I see several takeaways…

When Trump speaks with “surety” about being the most abused president in history, you know it’s bullshit because he’s abysmally ignorant about American history, and presidents in particular.

Anyone planning to meet him on his upcoming foreign trip has better fasten their seatbelts because he’ll undoubtedly be sniveling about how ill-treated he is back home, futilely seeking reassurance from strangers for his corruption and incompetence.

When he repeatedly says things like, “Never, ever give up” and “You can’t let them get you down,” rest assured, “they” are getting him down and he could announce he’s giving up at any minute.

Of course, he won’t phrase it as giving up. I predict Trump will throw in the towel when the subpoenas start flying and his cohorts are singing like canaries to stay out of prison. Trump will say he prefers to return to his “wonderful life” in Trump Tower, or cite pressing Trump business interests that must take precedence over running the country, which nobody ever told him wasn’t going to be a part-time gig.

He may even go so far as to express a desire to spend more time with his family, although those he clearly holds most dear — Ivanka and Jared Kushner— are already with him in the White House every day.

Then Trump will slither away, leaving a trail of slime, as he always does, leaving his hapless enablers to face the consequences. If they go to jail, he’ll pretend he never heard of them.

Trump’s abbreviated administration will flame out as the greatest disaster ever to hit Washington, DC, but he’ll claim to his dying breath that we’ll be seeing his face on Mt. Rushmore any day now because he was the greatest president in American history.

Sad. Truly sad.

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7 Responses to Trump’s New Struggle to Keep Up with News

  1. morganLf says:

    President Toast.

  2. Francis Alan Wormald says:

    YOU R GOING FARTHER OUT ON THAT LIMB…BUT YOU HAVE FELINE INSTINCTS…GOOD LUCK! [P.S. IT’s “COUNSEL” Not “PROSECUTOR”…I HEARD EARLY ON THERE IS ADIFFERENCE IN POWERS..]

  3. catsworking says:

    I just Googled it, and Esquire, the Daily Telegraph, and Politico are calling Mueller a prosecutor. Only the NY times uses counsel, but they write:

    “While Mr. Mueller remains answerable to Mr. Rosenstein — and by extension, the president — he will have greater autonomy to run an investigation than other federal prosecutors.

    As a special counsel, Mr. Mueller can choose whether to consult with or inform the Justice Department about his investigation. He is authorized to investigate “any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump,” according to Mr. Rosenstein’s order naming him to the post, as well as other matters that “may arise directly from the investigation.” He is empowered to press criminal charges, and he can request additional resources subject to the review of an assistant attorney general.”

    Sounds to me like you say to-may-to and I say to-mah-to on this one.

  4. Randi says:

    You now have a Trump free week in the US! 🙂

    So, how will Trump handle his trip to Saudi Arabia and Europe? In the first few days, he claims he will do his best to restore the relationship with the Muslims, but I doubt he will succeed, after what he said during his campaign and his attempt to ban so many Muslims from entering the US. Not to mention that they detest everything about his lifestyle.

    He will whine and dine with the Arab and Muslim leaders (some of the leading funders of radical Islam!) to discuss a strategic plan of how to battle extremism – what a joke! Trump is as extreme as the Saudis. Btw, I’m surprised that Melania got away with not covering her hair, and Salman even shook her hand! Well, Trump is expected to announce a series of new agreements with the kingdom, including a $100 million arms deal that was brokered primarily by Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, which will provide tanks, ships, and missile defense systems to the kingdom. In that connection, who will Trump have to help him negotiate in a coherent way? I’m sure the Saudi’s will see him as an easy target, inexperienced as he is.

    While sitting at the dinner table, I do wonder if Trump will be worried… who knows what the waiters (who are probably just ordinary slaves), might add to his food! 😀

  5. catsworking says:

    Randi, you have the advantage of being some hours ahead of the U.S. I haven’t had the TV on today, so I haven’t seen anything yet about how Trump’s trip is going. I will say that with him out of the country, I do feel a sense of relief. Out of sight, out of mind, sort of.

    He can only dig his hole deeper with Muslims because they already well know what he thinks of them. Any speeches about strengthening ties will be received as a pack of lies.

    I was surprised to see Melania with him. What did they do with Barron? By all indications, he’s a kid who needs watching.

    No sooner was Trump in the air than the Russia investigation turned to someone probably on that plane with Trump as a “person of interest” in colluding with Russia. My bet is on Jared Kushner. It would be poetic justice for Kushner to go to jail over his role in Trump’s mess. I wonder if Ivanka would find the words to defend her indefensible Daddy then?

    Apparently, Trump brought everyone and the kitchen sink on this trip because it takes a village to keep him from looking like the village idiot. He can’t utter a coherent sentence, let alone negotiate on matters he knows nothing about. The experienced leaders will flatter him and play him for a sucker. Trump will walk away with nothing substantive, but brag that he brokered the most fantastic deals of any president in American history.

    The sooner the world no longer has to look at or listen to that bloated orange buffoon, the better. Like Trump, I hope the investigation concludes quickly — and drives him from office.

  6. morganLf says:

    Ooooh and all that has happened since! Kushner under investigation for trying to set up a hot line to Putin in Russian embassy..he’s a non elected official…as dirty as he can be….as stupid as a c student Harvard grad whose father greased the skids…a nasty malevolent non forgetter. Who speaks softly to his clearly addled father in law. Kushner father caught up in a creepy family scandal..guess who prosecuted him? Fatty NJ gov Christie the once heir apparent who was first to endorse the orange baboon in hope of getting a cabinet position(when he was presumed to be president). Did you see him behind baboon..wall eyed and fat looking like an errand boy?He was then named transition chief and fired by guess who..little lord Kushner who had mad axe to grind.

  7. catsworking says:

    What we could be watching is a Shakespearean tragedy unfolding — if all the characters weren’t such ignorant, bumbling buffoons, all with greedy, evil intent. In every story there’s usually a hero, but in this one, they’re all villians, including the fair Ivanka.

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