Ladies and gentlemen, behold, some s*** the president said during the previous week:
We’ll begin with some talk about last week’s elections. Though sometimes it seems our president is leading the country down a path to some alternate reality, last week brought fresh evidence that people are not fooled. When the president needs to brag about keeping a Republican in the governor’s chair in Mississippi – Mississippi! – you know there’s a problem in Trumpland.
A Republican bragging about losing the governor’s race in Kentucky is like a businessman bragging about losing a billion dollars.
Stock markets have hit record highs under every president for the past 40 years.
Unless Don Jr.’s book was a tweet, I doubt very much that the President read it. Call it a hunch.
No, no, the fact checkers are still there. Their jobs are just made easier when a president’s lies are of the “Those people investigating the crime I admitted to are on a witch hunt!” variety.
Someone should also explain to the president that he is not yet on trial. Due process rights of trials don’t apply to investigations, which seems like something anyone with seven decades of life experience would know, much less the person we trusted to oversee the executive branch. Can you imagine a detective holding a press conference to announce every clue on his way to solving a murder?
“But the trade talks with China are moving along, I think, very nicely. If we make the deal that we want, it’ll be a great deal. And if it’s not a great deal, I won’t make it.” 11/9/2019 at the White House.
Does anyone know what the trade talks with China are actually hung up on? If you do, it’s not because President Trump told you. His comments never go in more depth than this, which is basically, “If we get what we want that would be great.” He always sounds like he got called on in class, but didn’t do the homework.
“Just to say, again: I’d like to make a deal, but it’s got to be the right deal. China very much wants to make a deal…Their supply chain is broken, like an egg. They want to make a deal. Perhaps they have to make a deal. I don’t know. I don’t care. That’s up to them.” 11/9/2019 at the White House.
If you’re looking for a motto of Republican governance under Donald J. Trump, you could do worse than, “I don’t know. I don’t care.”
“I gave $28 billion – 16 and 12 – to our farmers. And it’s been pretty amazing what we’ve done. Our farmers are very happy.” 11/9/2019 at the White House.
Nearly 40% of farm income in 2019 will come from the Trump farm bailout or crop insurance, according to the Trump Administration Dept. of Agriculture. Farm bankruptcies are at 10-year highs all across the Midwest and to prevent things from getting even worse, the president is showering our tax dollars upon farmers like never before. Like so much else from this administration, this is a policy failure being sold as a success – “I gave $28 billion” – as if forcing farmers to take government handouts were some masterstroke only Trump could have dreamt up.
“Rush Limbaugh said he doesn’t know a man in the world that could have done what Trump did.” 11/8/2019 at the White House.
Maybe Rush Limbaugh needs to get out more.
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.