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Go Ahead, Donald Trump Supporters, Defend Your Man


Republicans who voted for Donald Trump bristled when I described their man as a narcissistic, psychopathic, bigoted, pathological liar. They objected when I said that Donald Trump acts like a junior high boy obsessed with his handsomeness and dick size. I warned that Donald Trump was not fit to be a trash truck driver, let alone President of the United States. I reminded people that Donald Trump was a lying, cheating failed businessman who had no regard for the Constitution and the rule of law. I challenged Republicans to consider what could happen if the orange-haired toddler was given the power to order troops into conflict and fire nuclear weapons.  Yet, here were are, not thirty days into the Trump presidency, and the man who was going to drain the swamp and make America great again has turned the United States into the laughingstock of the world.

Just today, Donald Trump gave an impromptu press briefing that has left many Americans wondering if the President is mentally ill. How else can Trump’s behavior be explained? Rolling Stone published a summary of some of the ravings-of-a-lunatic worthy statements made by Trump. Enjoy!

That time he batted back reports of chaos in the West Wing

“I turn on TV, open the newspapers and I see stories of chaos – chaos – yet it is the exact opposite. This administration is running like a fine-tuned machine.”

That time he confirmed the veracity of the leaks that lead to Michael Flynn’s resignation

“The leaks are absolutely real. The news is fake because so much of the news is fake.”

That time he couldn’t say Flynn lied

“The thing is, he didn’t tell our vice president properly, and then he said he didn’t remember … that just wasn’t acceptable to me.”

That time he characterized the rollout of his travel ban as “smooth”

“We had a very smooth rollout of the travel ban; we had a bad court.”

That time he called the country of Russia fake news

“Russia is fake news. Russia – this is fake news put out by the media. The real news is the fact that people, probably from the Obama administration because they’re there, because we have our new people going in place, right now.”

That time he denied knowledge of whether anyone from his team colluded with the Russian government during the campaign

“Nobody that I know of. How many times do I have to answer this question? Russia is a ruse. I have nothing to do with Russia. Haven’t made a phone call to Russia in years.”

That time he bragged about not being a bad person

“And I’ll tell you what else I see. I see tone. You know the word ‘tone’? The tone is such hatred. I’m really not a bad person, by the way. No, but the tone is such – I do get good ratings, you have to admit that – the tone is such hatred.”

That time he compared the price of drugs to that of candy bars

“We’ve ordered the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice to coordinate on a plan to destroy criminal cartels coming into the United States with drugs. We’re becoming a drug-infested nation. Drugs are becoming cheaper than candy bars.”

That time he promised America and Russia would have a nuclear holocaust “like no other”

“We’re a very powerful nuclear country and so are they. I have been briefed. And I can tell you, one thing about a briefing that we’re allowed to say, because anybody that ever read the most basic book can say it, nuclear holocaust would be like no other. They’re a very powerful nuclear country, and so are we.”

That time he mused about attacking the Russian vessel lurking off the coast of Connecticut

“The greatest thing I could do [politically] is shoot that ship that’s 30 miles offshore right out of the water.”

That time he conceded his oft-repeated line about having the “biggest electoral margin since Ronald Reagan” is a lie

NBC reporter Peter Alexander: “You said today that you had the biggest electoral margin since Ronald Reagan – 304, 306 electoral votes. In fact, President Obama got 365 in 2008.”
Trump: “Well, I’m talking about Republicans.”
Alexander: “President Obama 333, George H.W. Bush 426 when he won. So why should Americans trust…”
Trump: “I was given that information, I was just given it. We had a very big margin.”
Alexander: “I guess the question is: Why should Americans trust you when you accuse the information they receive as being fake, when you’re providing information that is not accurate?”
Trump: “Well, I was given that information. I was, actually, I’ve seen that information around. But it was a very substantial victory. Do you agree with that?”
Alexander: “You’re the president.”

That time he explained uranium

“We had Hillary Clinton give Russia 20 percent of the uranium in our country. You know what uranium is, right? This thing called nuclear weapons, and other things. Like, lots of things are done with uranium, including some bad things. Nobody talks about that.”

That time he offered a nuanced critique of Hillary Clinton’s record as secretary of state

“Hillary Clinton did the reset, remember? With the stupid plastic button that made us all look like a bunch of jerks. Here, take a look. He looked at her like, ‘What the hell is she doing?’ With that cheap plastic button. Hillary Clinton. That was a reset. Remember it said ‘Reset’? Now if I do that oh, I’m the bad guy.”

That time he offered a nuanced assessment of his own performance at said press conference

“I’m not ranting and raving. I’m just telling you you’re dishonest people.”

That time he grew tired of all the tough questions

“I want to find a friendly reporter.”

That time he was asked about Melania’s role as first lady

“That is what I call a nice question. … She – like others, like others that she’s working with – feel very, very strongly about women’s issues, women’s difficulties.”

That time he responded to a question – from a Jewish reporter – about the uptick in threats against Jewish organizations

“OK, sit down. … So here’s the story, folks. Number one, I am the least anti-Semitic person that you’ve ever seen in your entire life. Number two, racism – the least racist person.”

That time he assumed a black reporter would be friends with black members of Congress

April Ryan: “Will you meet with the Congressional Black Caucus?”
Trump: “I would. You want to set up the meeting? Are they friends of yours?”

By all means, Republicans, defend your man. You voted for him, and helped to put him into office. You must now own what you did. I hope you are rational and mature enough to realize that you made a h-o-r-r-i-b-l-e mistake, and that you will, when the time comes, support efforts to remove Donald Trump from office. That is if we all don’t die from radiation exposure first.


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    Ill defend only this, he won the election according to the rules laid out in the constitution. Now if it is found out he colluded with russia then impeach him and put him on trial for treason?

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    In your guts, you know Trump is nuts, especially after his performance at the press conference. At the very least, it shows that Trump is not acquainted with reality.

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      Becky Wiren

      Trump doesn’t live in reality and neither do his most fanatical followers. We can only hope that any of them that think (is that possible?) will see what is happening. But I suspect they will keep following him no matter what. It’s supporters on the fringe, who were scared of Hillary Clinton and voted for Trump reluctantly, whom we can hope to influence.

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    ashley haworth-roberts

    I sent the following to some friends as an email just before your blog was flagged on my email page (I’ve now forwarded the blog too and mentioned that you use the word narcissist – and do not spell it nazi-cist).

    “I expect those hardline American evangelicals like Franklin Graham and Jerry Falwell Jnr are still excited about how God intervened to stop Hillary and bring us all President Trump – and his constant, daily, lies (as if we only discovered he was a pathological liar after 8 November).

    And is this elderly American evangelical Bible preacher still as sanguine now as he was in late November?

    If you missed the scary 80 minute haranguing of the mainstream media, sorry White House press conference on Thursday, you might however have caught this Orwellian bit of BBC TV news and current affairs output (which is pretty scary even on this side of the Atlantic):

    On a more positive note, I saw the main CBS News programme when Sky News broadcast that in the UK at 2.30 am this morning. No sign that they are being intimidated into replacing accurate and incisive reporting with pro-Trump propaganda. Long may that continue to be the case. ”

    Hats off to the heckler at the very end (who asked why this fraud is hiding his tax returns if he has no business links to Russia/Russians).

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    I’m watching discussions elsewhere in which Trump supporters are still shouting his praises to the rooftops. There’s not even the slightest suggestion of a slow down, that perhaps a problem is developing. Yet it’s clear that already this administration is in a mess. It’s all very well saying ‘give him a chance ‘, but when every action he takes, and word he utters, makes no sense how long do you give it before you say ‘oops, bad choice’. His ongoing battle with the media is also interesting. At any time in the past it would have guaranteed that he’d be finished fairly quickly; nobody can take on virtually the whole media and hope to win. Yet with social media now being so important, and his incessant use of Twitter, who knows?

    One thing I think is factually true. Obama will be remembered by history as being dignified, articulate, gracious, competent, and well intentioned. I just hope the US comes to its senses before too much damage is done.

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    When laid out in this format I can’t help but to envision the scene from the Blues Brothers in the sewer when John Belushi (Jake) rattles off a million excuses to avoid being gunned down by the Carrie Fisher character

    In this scenario … we … the american people are Carrie Fisher … and we’re gonna get dumped in the mud if we buy these excuses

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    ashley haworth-roberts

    The comment contained links – I assume that means it required moderation (and perhaps has been rejected for reasons unknown)? (I am NO supporter of the narcissist Trump and am also outside the US.)

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    It’s never Trump’s fault. It’s always someone else’s, mostly the media, but also still Obama or Hillary Clinton. And just like during the campaign, it feels as if he doesn’t even know what he means himself! Let alone that we may make sense of it….

    He needs a translator or someone who speaks Trumpian to explain, to make any sense of it at all. It’s all very worrying.

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