Ladies and gentlemen, behold, some s*** the President said during the previous week:
“Our army manned the air, it rammed the ramparts, it took over the airports, it did everything it had to do.” 7/4/2019 Independence Day “Salute to America” speech.
I’m still laughing about this. We “manned the air,” apparently, during the Revolutionary War. They uh, you know, rammed something, took over some airports, did what they had to do, yada yada yada, and boom! Won the war. Spot on and so inspiring.
“The teleprompter went out, so I had – Yeah, the teleprompter went out. It kept going on. And then, at the end, it just went out. It went kaput. So I could have said – and, actually, right in the middle of that sentence, it went out.” 7/5/2019 at the White House.
Oh, this is good. The teleprompter went out and the very next thing Donald Trump decided to say was a whopper for all-time about Revolutionary War airplanes. Remember when conservatives would complain about Obama relying too much on the teleprompter? I remember.
“So – but, no, it’s not that. I knew the speech very well, so I was able to do it without a teleprompter. But the teleprompter did go out. And it was actually hard to look at anyway because there was rain all over it.” 7/5/2019 at the White House.
It just gets better and better. It seems like at this point, he’s realizing that blaming all this on the teleprompter only results in the dumb Revolutionary War airplanes thing having been his idea. That won’t fly, so he grounds that mid-flight in favor of a brand new theory: the teleprompter did break but he recited the speech flawlessly from memory.
“Well, [NY state attorney general Letitia James] campaigned on ‘I’m going to get Trump. I’m going to get Trump.’ She never knew me. I never met her. I don’t know who she is. But she cam – her whole campaign was that. And that’s illegal; you’re not allowed to do that.” 7/5/2019 at the White House.
Well, well, well, if it isn’t Mr. “Lock Her Up” himself crying foul about someone prejudging an investigation. Without a hint of irony.
“If we had a Fed that would lower interest rates, we’d be like a rocket ship, but we’re paying a lot of interest and it’s unnecessary. But we don’t have a Fed that knows what they’re doing, so it’s one of those little things.” 7/5/2019 at the White House.
The Chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, one Jerome Powell, was nominated by President Donald Trump. So we’re left with only two options here: either Trump hired a guy that doesn’t know what he’s doing, or Trump doesn’t know what he’s talking about.
“When Obama – President Obama – was here, he paid close to zero interest rates. I’m paying real interest, and yet our economy is much better than it’s ever been.” 7/5/2019 at the White House.
Calm down, the economy is just fine but it’s not better than it’s ever been by any stretch of the imagination. Beyond that, of course interest rates are higher under Trump. When the economy gets worse, interest rates drop. When it gets better, they rise. Obama inherited a terrible economy and Trump inherited a great one. That’s how this works.
“We’re straightening out, whether it’s North Korea – you were going to end up in a war with North Korea as sure as you’re standing there. And now the relationship is a good relationship.” 7/5/2019 at the White House.
It’s worth pointing out here that North Korea is still doing all the terrible things they’ve always done. There’s been no actual progress made – Kim hasn’t given up his nuclear program, still fires off ICBMs, still tortures and denies basic human rights to his people – only now we have a President who is fine with all of it. President Trump even excused Kim’s killing of an American college student. If having a good relationship with a dictator means abandoning American values, count me out.
Fake news? Here’s a video of a Trump Administration lawyer arguing that children held in border detention centers do not need toothbrushes, toothpaste, or soap.
I have no idea why President Trump blasted Fox News anchors on Twitter over the weekend. The important thing is a president attempting to browbeat what he clearly believes to be “his team’s” media network into even more favorable coverage. It’s foul.
“It’s a phenomena that started two years ago. It’s disgraceful.” 7/1/2019 interview with Tucker Carlson.
When Donald Trump calls in to Tucker’s show, you know you’re in for a treat. In this case, the question was as odd as the answer: “Why do major U.S. cities have a major problem with filth?” Trump answers that American cities became filthy two years ago. During his presidency. It’s so hard to believe Donald Trump doesn’t drink.
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.