To be honest, on most days, I could have written an in-depth article about each and every one of the following issues I’m about to discuss — that’s how completely insane Thursday’s news cycle has been.
I guess we can begin with Twitter, where Trump likes to embarrass the country on a daily basis. The man currently on a 17-day vacation (one where he seems to be spending most of his time golfing, tweeting, or trying to prove he’s more reckless than Kim Jong-Un) actually sent out this tweet:
Mitch, get back to work and put Repeal & Replace, Tax Reform & Cuts and a great Infrastructure Bill on my desk for signing. You can do it!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 10, 2017
To repeat: The guy on a 17-day vacation told the Senate majority leader to “get back to work.”
Then there was Trump’s claim that his “fire and fury” remark might not have been “tough enough.” Apparently, at least according to this “president,” this is all about who can sound tougher when making ridiculous threats that could lead to nuclear war — that’s what’s important.
On a quick side note, it’s been pointed out that it’s entirely possible the “fire and fury” remark Trump made could have originated from the popular MMORPG computer game World of Warcraft. Apparently there’s a mission called “fire and fury,” and who just happened to be CEO of a shady gold-farming company linked to the game?
One of Trump’s top advisors, alt-right hero, Steve Bannon.
Coincidence? Perhaps — but still rather interesting.
I’ve seen drunk bar fights that started over a spilled beer which contained more maturity than the way Trump’s mind works.
Oh, then we can’t forget Trump thanking Vladimir Putin for expelling 755 U.S. diplomats from Russia because — wait for it — it will save us money.
I guess he’s right. After all, U.S. diplomats stationed in a country that’s one of our primary enemies probably don’t serve any real purpose as it pertains to our national security, do they?
I’d like everyone reading this to take a moment to imagine what Republicans and the right-wing media would be saying right now if Barack Obama had thanked an enemy who attacked us after they expelled 755 U.S. diplomats in response to sanctions against them for launching a cyber attack against a U.S. election.
Then there’s always Trump tweeting out a Twitter poll — no, that’s not a joke — that said he was a better president than Obama:
Who is a better President of the United States? #ObamaDay
— ProgressPolls (@ProgressPolls) August 4, 2017
For the record, this “Progress Polls” account also posted the following polls:
Do you think it was insensitive of CNN's @Acosta to insinuate that only British and Australian people speak English to Stephen Miller?
— ProgressPolls (@ProgressPolls) August 2, 2017
Do you think Seth Rich was murdered by the DNC / Clintons?
— ProgressPolls (@ProgressPolls) August 1, 2017
Do you think the wage gap for women is real? #BlackWomensEqualPay
— ProgressPolls (@ProgressPolls) July 31, 2017
Will you read Hillary Clinton's tell-all book #WhatHappened?
— ProgressPolls (@ProgressPolls) July 27, 2017
In other words, not only are Twitter polls (or any online poll, for that matter) completely worthless — but this account is an absolute joke. Nevertheless, Trump retweeted one of their polls, clearly thinking it was credible, because he’s an idiot who’s unhealthily obsessed with Barack Obama.
Then the current “president” claimed that many of the leaks we’ve seen from the White House are nothing more than his aides and advisors “fighting for his love”:
Trump: “And then you have the leaks where people want to love me, and they’re all fighting for my love. Frankly, I’m somewhat honored.”
— Ray Locker (@rlocker12) August 10, 2017
As I said in a recent article, Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un are essentially the same person.
Last, but not least, the Trump-loving Jeffrey Lord was fired by CNN for tweeting out the following:
— Jeff Lord (@realJeffreyLord) August 10, 2017
Normally I’d wonder what he was thinking, but considering the idiotic things I’ve heard Lord say, it’s clear he doesn’t do a lot of that. Though something tells me it’s likely he’ll show up on Fox News very soon. I don’t see a “little Nazi salute” stopping them from employing one of Trump’s biggest cheerleaders.
While I’m sure I’ve missed a few things, that’s most of the absolute insanity that transpired Thursday. It was a day that resembled a satirical spoof of a presidential administration rather than an actual one.