Ladies and gentlemen, behold, some s*** the president said during the previous week:
Wait a minute. Who is doing this? Have you ever in your life flushed a toilet 15 times? This whole time, I thought the North Koreans were the only ones firing nuclear missiles into the sea.
Put aside for a second that the “perfect conversation,” much like the perfect date or the perfect sandwich, doesn’t really exist – it’s in the eye of the beholder. Put aside also President Trump’s habit of describing people and conversations that don’t exist. Would you trust Trump’s judgment on who should be considered a “legal scholar?” One of his lawyers (Michael Cohen) currently sits in jail, a second (Rudy Giuliani) is under criminal investigation, and a third (Jay Sekulow) apparently tried to convince the first (Cohen) to commit perjury. All of it combines in a sort of “perfect” storm of criminality surrounding our president.
What month should they be born? The tenth? If a woman goes into labor in the ninth month, should we just tell her to hold it?
Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) leads the House Judiciary Committee. All of the fact witnesses already testified to the House Intelligence Committee. Polls have actually not tanked on Democrats, as both impeachment itself and Democrats generally are polling above water. These are the kinds of things you say when you have no defense for your actions.
All the folks named in this tweet are elected Democrats. President Trump doesn’t seem to believe Fox News – which still likes to think of itself as a reputable news organization, facts be damned – should ever speak to Democrats. This is what a dictator sounds like.
Remember Gordon Sondland? He’s the guy that called Trump from an unsecured cell phone in the middle of a restaurant in Kiev, Ukraine, where Trump spoke loud enough for everyone at the table to hear. Four of them (including Sondland himself) testified to this in front of Congress. Indeed, the CNN report Trump disparages in this tweet referred directly to phone records collected by the impeachment investigation.The problem with this, of course, is that when Donald Trump lies (as he did recently with trade!), anyone in the White House with a conscience is left with only bad options. Let the president’s lie stand, and continue working within a disinformation operation? Go on the record accusing your boss of lying, which in the case of President Trump surely means being fired and accused of membership in the “Deep State” or worse – treason? Or set the record straight anonymously, keep your job, and continue working for a liar knowing you at least did something. It’s all rotten.
“Well, I just know [Rudy Giuliani] came back from some place, and he’s going to make a report, I think to the Attorney General and to Congress. He says he has a lot of good information. I have not spoken to him about that information.” 12/7/2019 at the White House.
Rudy Giuliani is the president’s personal lawyer; he does not work for the government. Why would he write a report for the Attorney General? Also, I find it impossible that (1) Giuliani would tell Trump he has information about Joe Biden, and (2) Trump never asked Giuliani about that information.
“The relationship [with Kim Jong Un] is very good, but, you know, there is certain hostility, there’s no question about it.” 12/7/2019 at the White House.
Ah yes, the classic, “It’s good but also sort of bad” routine.
In fairness, it wasn’t really the U.S. media mocking President Trump. It was the U.S. media reporting on a video of a bunch of other world leaders mocking Trump.
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.