Ladies and gentlemen, behold, some s*** the president said during the previous week:
This “sea wall” idea, you should know, is also known as a “levee.” “Levees” have been used successfully all over the world for hundreds of years now, and it is fair to wonder why Mr. Build the Wall himself would think all they keep out are brown people. It’s also a reminder that, in spite of their best efforts to pretend otherwise, Republicans know climate change is coming. Their advice is, apparently, to get a bucket.
Our president mixing up the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) letters while claiming they got it backwards is just too perfect. Alas, the GAO found that the president broke the law.
Of course the president would take legal advice live from the TV – and, of all places, the Sean Hannity show. Alan Dershowitz’s name is particularly noteworthy, as he was recently named to President Trump’s impeachment defense team. He also wrote a book arguing that giving Alaska away to the Russians would not be an impeachable offense. Not kidding.
Let’s think it through. Without Obamacare’s “individual mandate,” people are free to wait until they’re sick to purchase health insurance. That means only sick people will buy health insurance. That means the cost of health insurance will skyrocket. That means, once you get sick and look for insurance, maybe now you can’t afford it. That doesn’t sound like protection to me. But wait, there’s more! Right now, today, the President is suing to remove Obamacare’s protections for existing conditions. This is as bold as lies get.
Before we get to the bit of news that provoked this tweet, just note that Republicans cannot won Virginia this year because there are no state elections in Virginia this year. Virginia’s Democratic majority did pass gun control legislation that led to many peaceful protests but also threats of violence. Three neo-Nazis were arrested for plotting to fire into a crowd. Here is our President, fanning the flames.
“I guess in a certain way, they are traitors when you think about it. Left-wing politicians….” 1/14/2020 Trump rally in Milwaukee, WI.
Well, yeah. The reason the media and Democrats are “working hard to determine” if an attack was imminent is because our president said so, but won’t provide any evidence. It does matter, because without an imminent attack the killing of Iranian military leader and terrorist Qasem Soleimani was illegal. Assassinating foreign leaders with offensive action, rather than defensive, is a war crime.
“Well, this is an exciting day in the White House. We have very exciting days – more than most Presidents, I would say, times ten. We like to keep it that way. The coach likes to keep it that way.” 1/17/2020 at the White House.
Sure. The LSU Tigers head football coach appreciates a very exciting White House atmosphere.
The coach’s name is Ed. Also, if you ever want to be known as a true man of the people, President Trump has a pro tip for you: invite a team of amateur athletes who just won a championship and brag to them about your prowess in the stock market. By the way, the stock market broke more records under Obama.
“I didn’t know if [LSU Head Coach Ed Orgeron] had laryngitis or was that his real voice? It’s true. I think it was a combination of both. It was tough to start with, and then he had a little laryngitis.” 1/17/2020 at the White House.
Not laryngitis. That’s just the guy’s voice.
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.