Feminism is a … “socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.” – Former Idiot of the Week recipient, Pat Robertson
Wednesday morning, despite, or perhaps because of the reported chaos in the White House, Donald Trump found time to do an interview with none other than Pat Robertson on Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), his first public appearance since he returned from the G-20 to the news that his son, Junior, has made a muck of things. (The interview actually aired on Thursday) It is interesting to note that, while Trump shuns and rallies against the mainstream media, he is willing to sit down with one of the foulest, most bigoted men in the country. Says something, don’t you think?
A few of the more “magical” moments with Filosofa’s snarkiness in blue.
Robertson asked Trump if Putin’s assertions that he did not meddle in the 2016 election could be trusted, to which Trump responded, “I think we get along very well and I think that’s a good thing, that’s not a bad thing.” I imagine this one had Robertson scratching his little bald pate.
“We are the most powerful country in the world and we are getting more and more powerful because I’m a big military person. As an example, if Hillary had won, our military would be decimated. Our energy would be much more expensive. That’s what Putin doesn’t like about me. And that’s why I say, why would he want me? Because from day one I wanted a strong military. He doesn’t want to see that.” News alert, Trumpie … Putin knew he could pull your little puppet strings, but that Hillary was too smart to fall for it.
“It was a great G-20. We had 20 countries.” No shit, Sherlock! GASP … perhaps that is why they call it the G-“20”!
“That’s why I do interviews with you, you have a tremendous audience. You have people that I love — evangelicals and sometimes you say ‘the evangelical Christians.’” Sigh … no comment.
“We’ve really helped because I’ve gotten rid of the Johnson Amendment. Now they’re going to be able to speak, and that’s a great thing for Christianity, believe me — a great, great thing — and it’s a great thing for religion.” (The Johnson Amendment is a provision in the U.S. tax code, since 1954, that prohibits all 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations from endorsing or opposing political candidates. Trump signed an executive order in May that says, “churches should not be found guilty of implied endorsements where secular organizations would not be.” It does NOT repeal the Johnson Amendment, nor does Trump have the power to do so. The only way to repeal the Johnson Amendment is if Congress votes to repeal, which would breach ‘separation of church and state’.)
When asked what would happen if the effort in Congress to repeal ACA should fail, Trump replied, “I will be very angry about it.” Awwww shucks … don’t want to make li’l Donnie angry.
All of the above would be hysterically funny … if only it were not so very real. If only it were not coming from the mouth of the man who occupies the Oval Office.
And then there were the blatant lies:
“Saudi Arabia put up hundreds of billions of dollars of money going into buying our planes and our military equipment and investing in our country.” No, they did not … according to Bruce Riedel, a scholar at the Brookings Institution, “There is no $110 billion deal. Instead, there are a bunch of letters of interest or intent, but not contracts. Many are offers that the defense industry thinks the Saudis will be interested in someday. So far nothing has been notified to the Senate for review.”
“The Keystone Pipeline and the Dakota Access Pipeline will lead to thousands of thousands of jobs.” A likely exaggeration, though it is unknown how many temporary jobs the construction of the pipelines will create. Keyword here is temporary. At the end of the construction, the projects will have created approximately 35 permanent jobs. Thirty-five. 35.
Obamacare “has failed. It is a failed experiment — it is totally gone. It is out of business.” Wrong again. Some 20.4 million people have been added to the insurance roles, and the current 8.8 percent rate of uninsured persons is the lowest since 1972. In fact, ACA is currently more popular than at any other time, with more than half the adult population in support of keeping and repairing it. If that’s failure …
Robertson did not ask Trump about the Russia investigation, though he seemed to reference it afterward, saying, “I dealt with so many issues in that interview and we didn’t once talk about all that garbage because the American people don’t care about it.” Oh YES, sweet cheeks, the American people most certainly DO care about “all that garbage” … in fact we care VERY much!
Trump and Robertson had a lovely little mutual admiration society, rather like an afternoon tea on the veranda. However, what I want to see is him to do a one-on-one with George Stephanopoulos, Anderson Cooper, or Jonathan Karl, somebody who is intelligent and who will ask the tough questions and keep asking until they get an answer. But Trump will never agree to that interview, for he is a coward. Most bullies are.