Ladies and gentlemen, behold, some s*** the President said during the previous week:
“I just feel like a young man. I’m so young. I can’t believe it. I’m the youngest person. I am a young, vibrant man.” 4/26/2019 at the White House.
I can’t believe it either, because Donald Trump is 72 years old and it seems like he’s been president for 140 years already.
“They tried for a coup; didn’t work out so well. And I didn’t need a gun for that one, did I? … Spying, surveillance, trying for an overthrow. And we caught them. We caught them.” 4/26/2019 address to NRA annual convention.
This is so crazy, it’s hard to know exactly how to respond. The thought of Donald Trump using a gun to defend against an investigation is pure 2019. No one tried for a coup. As we discuss here quite often, no proper coup would install the deposed president’s hand-picked successor.
“And we got the individual mandate, the absolute worst part of Obamacare, eliminated. Now we’re going for the rest.” 4/27/2019 rally in Green Bay, WI.
President Trump never bothered to learn anything about healthcare policy. He nearly torpedoed the American healthcare system with no replacement in mind. The President’s party got trounced in the 2018 midterms, with poll after poll suggesting that preserving Obamacare was a major reason Democrats were elected. Trump just made it a live issue for 2020.
“The shooting went on so long and there wasn’t a thing you could do about it. “Get over here!” Boom. “Get over here!” Boom.” 4/26/2019 address to NRA annual convention.
The President decided it would be a good idea to reenact a mass shooting as part of a, “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun” argument. He’s probably never considered that every bad guy with a gun considers himself to be a good guy.
“The baby is born. The mother meets with the doctor. They take care of the baby, they wrap the baby beautifully. Then the doctor and mother determine whether or not they will execute the baby.” 4/27/2019 rally in Green Bay, WI.
Nope. This is a flat-out lie. Deciding to kill a child after it’s born is murder.
“[L]ook at what [Hillary Clinton]’s done, how she’s destroyed the lives of people that were on our campaign, she has destroyed their lives and the DNC. And frankly when the FBI went to the DNC, the DNC told them to get the hell out of there.” 4/25/2019 phone interview with Sean Hannity.
This interview with Sean Hannity is so downright crazy, you really need to hear it to believe it. Listen to the whole thing and tell me this is a man fit to be President. I dare you. In this snippet, President Trump accuses Hillary Clinton of personally destroying people’s lives via the Russia investigation, which unless Robert Mueller is really just Hillary wearing a Mueller mask, is crazy. And no, the DNC most certainly did not tell the FBI to “get the hell out of there.” This is all make-believe.
“[T]his was a coup. This was an attempted overthrow of the United States government. … And this was an overthrow and it’s a disgraceful thing. … I think it’s far bigger than Watergate. I think it’s possibly the biggest scandal in political history in this country. These are sick people. These are sick, sick people.” 4/25/2019 phone interview with Sean Hannity.
I believe the reason President Trump says crazy things like this is because he conflates himself personally with the entire federal government. A lawful investigation into him thus becomes a threat to the government itself. A criticism of him must be a criticism of America, thus the press must be an “enemy of the people.” A man thinking this way, to my mind, would seem incapable of voluntarily relinquishing power after an electoral loss. Alas, this received no pushback from Sean Hannity. Sick, sick people indeed.
“I was talking about people that went because they felt very strongly about the monument to Robert E. Lee, a great general. Whether you like it or not, he was one of the great generals.” 4/26/2019 at the White House.
World history is full of “great generals” who fought for evil. Any World War II historian can tell you of a few “great generals” of the Third Reich. Rommel, maybe. Well, Germany doesn’t have any statues of Rommel or Hitler. We shouldn’t have any statues of generals whom fought to break up the United States to preserve slavery, either. Statues are for heroes. It’s not about “erasing history.” If you want to learn history, traveling the country looking at statues is the absolute worst way to do it. Go read a book.
I’m beginning to think the whole entire world is out to get Donald Trump. There are monsters under the bed, bogeymen in the closet. The list of liars now includes Democrats, reporters, his former lawyer, his former White House Counsel, the FBI, half a dozen former staffers that all wrote books about how crazy he is, and now the U.K. – all liars.
“I’m a student of history. I see what you get when you fire people, and it’s not good. But there would’ve been nothing wrong with firing him. Legally, I had absolute right to fire, but I never told Don McGahn to fire Mueller.” 4/26/2019 at the White House.
If Donald Trump is a student of history, I’m Santa Claus. Notice how there would simultaneously be “nothing wrong” with firing Mueller, and it would be “not good.” The Mueller Report, meanwhile, determined the President did order several plots to fire Mueller.
That’s our report for this week. Be sure to check out the links for more info on any particular topic and, as always, thanks for reading.