6 Reasons Why Thursday Was One of the Most Embarrassing Days of Trump’s Career (Videos)

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I’m a proud American, but I’m embarrassed for my country right now. People from all over the world are watching the news like it’s a reality TV show trying to keep up with the madness of Donald Trump. And, boy, did they ever get a show on Thursday.



Here’s a quick rundown of what was, easily, one of the most embarrassing days in Trump’s political career.

His press conference: Words cannot do this spectacle justice. This was nothing more than an incoherent mess led by a man who spent over an hour creating one of the biggest word salads I’ve ever witnessed. Normally I can’t stand watching Trump, but this was such a disaster I thoroughly enjoyed it. While I’m absolutely ashamed this man is allowed to represent my country, it’s moments like this press conference that make me proud to be someone who stands against him.

Fox News’ Shepard Smith tore into Trump’s lies: In all of Trump’s constant whining about “fake news,” obviously he never mentions Fox News. Even though, based upon his own propaganda, they would qualify as “fake.” Sure, most of the network still serves as Trump’s own personal cheerleader, but a few folks on the network, such as Shepard Smith, haven’t held back when calling out his propaganda.

Like on Thursday when Smith tore into Trump’s ridiculous press conference:

It’s crazy what we’re watching every day. It’s absolutely crazy. He keeps repeating ridiculous throwaway lines that are not true at all and sort of avoiding this issue of Russia as if we’re some kind of fools for asking the question.

Really? Your opposition was hacked and the Russians were responsible for it and your people were on the phone with Russia on the same day it was happening and we’re fools for asking the questions? No, sir. We’re not fools for asking this question, and we demand to know the answer to this question.

You owe this to the American people What were they saying? We have a right to know. We absolutely do, and that you call us fake news and put us down like children for asking these questions on behalf of the American people is inconsequential.

Smith also went on to say none of this will matter, because his supporters are going stick with him “either way.”

When someone on Fox News is allowed to say things like that about a Republican — ouch.

A Republican senator wrote CNN’s John King mocking Trump’s press conference: According to King, he received a message from a Republican senator who told him “He should do this with a therapist, not on live television.” I agree.

He proved he’s a racist and a liar: Not only did Trump ask an African American reporter if the Congressional Black Caucus were friends of hers, but he told her to “set up a meeting” with them. Because, you know, all African Americans apparently know one another according to Trump.

But the real kicker was a tweet from the CBC mocking and calling out Trump for ignoring their request for a meeting weeks ago:

Ending the tweet with “Sad!” — I love it.



He was called out for lying about having the largest electoral college victory since Ronald Reagan: Unlike any president we’ve ever seen, Trump continually brings up his electoral college victory over Hillary Clinton. While he acts as if it was some historically unprecedented victory, he pushes completely fabricated conspiracies about “illegal” voters to explain why he received 3 million fewer votes than Clinton.

On Thursday he declared his victory was the largest margin since Reagan, something that’s not remotely true. In fact, in 5 of the previous 7 presidential elections since the end of Reagan’s presidency, the winner won more electoral votes than Trump:

  • 1988 George H.W. Bush: 426
  • 1992 Bill Clinton: 370
  • 1994 Bill Clinton: 379
  • 2008 Barack Obama: 365
  • 2012 Barack Obama: 332

The truth is, of all the presidential elections since 1968, Trump’s 304 electoral votes only tops:

  • 1976 Jimmy Carter
  • 2000 George W. Bush
  • 2004 George W. Bush

So, if you take Bush out of the equation, only Carter received fewer electoral votes than Trump did over the last basically half century. But he’s the only candidate to “win” while still losing by millions of votes.

Trump tried to explain this as “what he had been told.” Which means he was too incompetent to do a simple fact check on that information, or (and most likely) he was trying to blame someone else for being busted in an outright lie.

Trump’s pick to replace Michael Flynn as national security advisor turned the offer down: This one is my favorite. To replace the disgraced Flynn, Trump wanted retired Vice Admiral Robert Harward to take over the position as his national security adviser. Well, Harward has apparently declined the offer due to what an embarrassment the Trump administration has been. Though the former vice admiral worded it in a different way according to CNN’s Jake Tapper:

Wow. 

One month into a brand new administration, a time that’s supposed to be like a honeymoon for people in Trump’s position, and he’s already had his first pick for national security advisor resign in disgrace — and his top choice to replace him rejected him because of what an embarrassment his administration is.

He’ll never admit it, but Trump being told no by Harward is a massive blow to his fragile little ego. Especially considering the reason why he declined the offer is tied to what an absolute joke of an administration he’s running.

Hit me up on Twitter or Facebook and let me know what you think.

Here are a few of the videos for the comments mentioned above:

Smith via Fox News:

King via CNN:

Trump’s comments about his electoral college win via ABC News:





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Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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    “Smith also went on to say none of this will matter, because his supporters are going stick with him ‘either way.’”

    Therein lies the real problem. Because soon Trump will be gone but our low information, ignorant citizens are here to stay. #resist

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