Trump Tweets to Draw Sharks

March 6, 2017

By Karen

I bet Donald Trump dreams a lot about sharks — their fins breaking the surface while his fevered brain screams, “Get ready to JUMP!”

During his fourth weekend in a row at Mar-a-Lago at taxpayers’ expense, Trump threw chum into the water with his most unhinged tweets yet. Early Saturday morning, Trump accused Obama, without one iota of proof, of wire-tapping phones in Trump Tower in NYC during the campaign, labeling the former president a “Bad (or sick) guy!”

Pot, meet kettle.

What will Trump tweet next weekend? That Obama’s taken out a hit on him? That he needs to hire a taster because Obama’s trying to poison him? That Obama tried to run him over with a cart on the golf course? That Obama planted a bomb in the Oval Office?

We’re seeing Trump unravel as, one by one, his cronies’ ties to Russia are exposed, like layers from an onion with a Trump core.

If the ever-growing list of Trump associates’ Russian connections were truly irrelevant, Trump could immediately, completely prove he’s clean by producing his tax returns showing no profits from or indebtedness to Russia.

But he doesn’t, and each day he looks guiltier. Or perhaps he knows that his taxes aren’t enough. That Putin’s got dirt to finish him off, and Putin will use it whenever Trump proves himself a weak, useless puppet. Trump tweets to distract, in a vain attempt to keep the other shoe from dropping.

Last week, Trump managed to read to Congress from a teleprompter for an hour without a meltdown, leaving many rejoicing that he was finally acting presidential. But within days he once again reverted to the ignorant, pathetic, frightened little man he really is.

Trump seems bewildered by his new political world. No longer the unquestioned boss, he’s surrounded by enemies he earned, and others who won’t sit by while he flushes America down the toilet. So they leak and speak on condition of anonymity. Trump himself created every reason he has to be very, very afraid. His constant bashing of the media looks increasingly like a death wish to have them expose all he’s been hiding and get it over with.

But back to the tweets. To close Trump’s account would violate his First Amendment rights. So the next best response is none. Report only on his words and text that come through official channels. Reduce his Twitter audience to the crazies who still think his mental diarrhea makes sense.

By using tweets to flirt with the sharks, Trump doesn’t distract, but forces the country closer to a decision to oust him and regain its sanity. Sad!

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Trump, More Mooch than Genius

October 3, 2016

By Karen

Finally, some anonymous soul with a conscience got their mitts on pages of Donald Trump and Marla Maples’ joint personal 1995 tax returns from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut and sent them to the New York Times last week. They revealed a $916,000 net loss on three mismanaged Atlantic City casinos, the Plaza Hotel in NYC, and his now-defunct airline.

The documents were authenticated by Trump’s now-retired tax accountant, Jack Mitnick. Trump hasn’t disputed their veracity, only that they were released without his authorization.

The Times reported that the loss could have allowed Trump to legally offset paying $50 million a year in taxes over about 18 years.

The operative word here is “legally,” and it’s definitive proof that the tax code is stacked against Joe Taxpayer — and why would Trump fix it? It’s the gift that keeps on giving to him.

Trump’s mouthpieces, Rudy Giuliani and Chris Christie, on Sunday talk shows praised Trump as a “genius” with amazing business acumen who created thousands of jobs.

If that’s true, why didn’t Trump whip out his returns on Day One to show he’s been gaming the tax code for the benefit of all? We’ve just seen one year’s returns. Surely, the rest would reveal Trump’s business savvy and generosity is like nothing ever seen in the history of the planet.

Do you think the downtrodden rubes he claims to represent, whom he thinks have no jobs or education, live in squalor, and can’t walk out the door without getting shot, feel like suckers yet?

They pay dearly so the billionaire they worship can slap his name in big gold letters on things, then rake off profits while running them into a ditch so he can claim a loss and pay no taxes.

Hillary nailed him today, aptly saying Trump is “taking from America with both hands and leaving the rest of us with the bill.

For nearly two decades, he hasn’t contributed a penny to maintain the infrastructure he now claims is a mess and he’ll fix — roads, schools, law enforcement.

BONUS: New York’s Attorney General just ordered the so-called charitable Trump Foundation to cease and desist fundraising now that we know Trump has been using it as his personal piggy bank. He bought two painting of himself, paid off lawsuits for unrelated for-profit businesses, and used other people’s donations in other flagrant ways. Not to mention he hasn’t made a donation to it himself in years. That would mean he’d be spending his own money, and he doesn’t do that.

It’s heartening to see the news media doing its job and digging up these facts in response to Trump’s refusal to come clean. It’s payback time!

That loud rattling you hear is Trump’s skeletons tumbling out of the closet.


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