S*** the President Says – 8/10/2020

Ladies and gentlemen, some s*** the president said during the previous week:

It is what it is.

7/31/2020 interview with Jonathan Swan.

An interview from July sneaks in this week because the full version was just released a few days ago, and what a doozy this was. As of now, roughly 2,000 Americans per day are dying of COVID-19. Our president “Leroy Jenkinsed” our economy into reopening far before his own CDC guidelines recommended, and now we’re facing the most preventable – and predictable – mass death event in our country’s history. About this human sacrifice, he says simply, “It is what it is.”

I don’t know. I really don’t know. I don’t know John Lewis. He chose not to come to my inauguration. He didn’t come to my State of the Union speech.

7/31/2020 interview with Jonathan Swan.

Imagine having known Martin Luther King, Jr. Imagine he owed you $5 at the time of his death. Then imagine, when someone asked you what you thought of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life, you thought exclusively of the $5.

Ask, ask: how has [the Civil Rights Act] worked out? If you take a look at what Lyndon Johnson did. How has it worked out?

7/31/2020 interview with Jonathan Swan.

During this positively insane answer, our president tried to elevate his accomplishments for Black people above anyone else’s in the history of America (with the “possible” exception of Abe Lincoln) while opposing the Civil Rights Act.

Would you look at some of these charts? We’re going to look. And if you look at death, per – here’s one. Well, right here. The United States is lowest in numerous categories. We’re lower than the world. We’re lower than Europe.

7/31/2020 interview with Jonathan Swan.

As the president spoke, he rifled through various charts while seemingly unable to relay their contents, before eventually handing them to his interviewer, whom could interpret the charts. It fell to the interviewer, then, to explain to the president that his charts did not show what he thought they showed. It just had to be satire, but it wasn’t.

You can’t do that.

7/31/2020 interview with Jonathan Swan.

“That” meant grading the president’s coronavirus response on how many people have died.

The United States stands ready to assist Lebanon…It looks like a terrible attack.

8/4/2020 at the White House.

Just days after claiming he couldn’t possibly mention anything to Vladimir Putin to protect our troops because the intelligence wasn’t iron clad, here he is speculating that last week’s massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, was an attack. Quite a contrast.

I met with some of our great generals and they just seemed to feel that this was. It was not some kind of a manufacturing explosion type of event…They seem to think it was a bomb of some kind.

8/4/2020 at the White House.

Nobody thinks this was a bomb. Leading up to the Beirut explosion, there was live video of a fire near a stockpile of explosive fertilizer. Case closed. The president made this up.

[Ghislaine Maxwell]’s friend or boyfriend was either killed or committed suicide in jail…And I do wish her well. I’m not looking for anything bad for her…I do. I wish her well.

7/31/2020 interview with Jonathan Swan.

We’re extending well wishes to someone who’s been arrested for child sex trafficking. That’s what we’re doing here.

Trump tries to hit Joe Biden here for suggesting Black people all think the same, but in doing so makes the exact same generalization! I’m reminded of when Austin Powers’ dad said, “There are only two things I can’t stand in this world: people who are intolerant of other people’s cultures, and the Dutch.

The president has warned that thousands if not millions of mailed ballots may be stolen from their mailboxes – just not in Florida. I’m sure this has nothing to do with Trump needing Florida, currently losing Florida, and realizing there are tons of old Republicans in Florida that love to vote by mail. Can you imagine if Trump loses Florida and winds up suing? Expect to see this tweet again.

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.

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