Opinion

You're Making Me Look Like An Idiot

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So, there was a #TrumpMeltdown today and that’s probably not even going to be the biggest story of the day because we are on an hourly news cycle now. This evening, there will likely be something as awful as you can imagine that will be shotgunned into the waiting gullet of this terrorized nation.

Lost in the shuffle here is a newfound appreciation for how many Trump staffers have decided to start unloading their worst stories about daily life in the White House:

Donald Trump reportedly told aides and cabinet members they were making him look like an “idiot” in an expletive-laden rant over his failure to clamp down on the nation’s southern border. 

In a March Oval Office meeting in which he called for entry to the US from Mexico to be completely shut down, the president is said to have berated officials including secretary of state Mike Pompeo, aide Stephen Miller and former homeland security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

“You are making me look like an idiot,” he said, according to an excerpt of a new book featured in The New York Times, which said the statement also included an expletive.

Border Wars: Inside Trump’s Assault on Immigration by Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Michael D Shear, also claims that Mr Trump considered a range of increasingly bizarre border policies – including fortifying the wall with a moat filled with snakes or alligators.

The week ended with the firing of Ms Nielsen after the 45th President said he wanted a cement wall on the Mexican border, despite contracts having already been secured for a steel barrier.

Trump is unhinged and he’s going to burn down the United States government around him in order to prove to these staffers that he’s not the problem, you’re the problem. It’s all well and good that they’re continuing their noble tradition of trying to curry favor with the Beltway media complex by leaking juicy secrets, but, at the end of the day, none of these people should be allowed near the halls of power again. We need a thorough removal of marginally capable politicians, and we need to establish some standards for conduct in office.

President Obama was as capable, thoughtful, competent and as professional as any president we have ever had, probably the finest ever. If you can’t meet the Obama standard, you can’t be president.

President Crazy Pants

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These are just the latest things that our crazy president said today:

President Donald Trump on Sunday escalated his rebuke of the anonymous whistleblower at the center of the mounting Ukraine controversy after House Democrats launched an impeachment inquiry against him, asserting that he deserves to "meet my accuser."

"Like every American, I deserve to meet my accuser, especially when this accuser, the so-called 'Whistleblower,' represented a perfect conversation with a foreign leader in a totally inaccurate and fraudulent way," Trump tweeted before taking aim at House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff who confirmed earlier Sunday there is a tentative agreement for the whistleblower to testify before his committee.

"His lies were made in perhaps the most blatant and sinister manner ever seen in the great Chamber. He wrote down and read terrible things, then said it was from the mouth of the President of the United States. I want Schiff questioned at the highest level for Fraud & Treason," Trump said.

This is not an “escalation” of a “rebuke.” This is actually witness intimidation and obstruction of justice. What we’re witnessing is proof that the media can’t cover Trump because they’re not equipped to analyze what he’s saying and reach the proper conclusions. These are still statements by the President of the United States of America, and they are dutifully bound by the rules of journalism to issue reports to the American people about what they president has said in as solemn and as respectful a manner as possible.

Bullshit.

The man is stone crazy. He’s threatening people with death. Whenever he says “treason,” it means he thinks the person who committed an imagined transgression against him should be executed.

Everyone knows Trump is crazy. Every Republican who enables him is as much a part of the problem as Trump himself. They are paralyzed with the fear of losing power and influence to do anything about it. What should happen is that the Republicans should get together and say, “what’s good for the country? Removing him from office and throwing him out of the party? Okay, let’s do it.”

They won’t.

They are too compromised. There is no escape hatch. They are bound to the mast of a sinking ship, and all the knives went overboard years ago.

America’s only hope is to systematically throw every single Republican out of elective office as soon as humanly possible.