Yesterday, Donald Trump spoke at the United Nations Security Council, and then later in the day held a “news conference”. Here are just a few tidbits from those, with my usual snarky snippets in blue:
Yesterday, Donald Trump accused China of meddling in the upcoming mid-term elections. It isn’t bad enough that he spouts this idiocy on Twitter most often, but this time he spewed forth at the meeting of the United Nations Security Council in front of leaders from other nations who are actually far more knowledgeable than Trump. He offered no evidence, saying only …
“Regrettably, we found that China has been attempting to interfere in our upcoming 2018 election, coming up in November, against my administration. They don’t want me or us to win because I am the first president to ever challenge China on trade. We don’t want them to interfere in our upcoming election.” You aren’t running this year, dipshit!
When asked about the evidence of such election-meddling, he replied …
“We have evidence. It’ll come out. It didn’t come out of nowhere. They’ve actually admitted that they’re going after farmers. I like China, and I like President Xi a lot.” Translation: There is no evidence and I’m just covering my bases and laying the groundwork to contest any races won by democrats in November.
U.S. Intelligence agencies have said they see Russian interference as the prime outside threat to the security of the 2018 elections. Trump’s own advisors seemed blindsided by his comments.
But the day got even better, when Trump did a news conference in the afternoon.
“If you look at Mr. Pillsbury, the leading authority on China, he was on a good show — I won’t mention the name of the show — recently. And he was saying that China has total respect for Donald Trump and for Donald Trump’s very, very large brain.” Somebody, please wake me from this nightmare, else shoot me now!
‘Mr. Pillsbury’ is Michael Pillsbury, the Hudson Institute’s director for Chinese strategy, and he confirmed that the show did take place, but says it was actually Fox News’ own Tucker Carlson who made the claim about Trump’s “very, very large brain”! And the “good show” was Carlson’s own Fox show! Tucker Carlson. Fox News. Not China. And here was Mr. Pillsbury’s response to Trump’s remark …
“I’m delighted President Trump said I’m “the leading authority on China” but this praise will actually hurt me – most of my academic colleagues who study China either signed the “never Trump” letter or they supported Hillary Clinton!” Bwah hah hah … take that, Trumpie!
His news conference covered a wide variety of topics, including what I’ve come to think of as the Kavanaugh Circus. Here are just a few of the more salient points:
When asked about the accusations against Kavanaugh …
“These are all false, to me. I only tell you this. This is one of the highest quality people that I’ve ever met. And everybody that knows him says the same thing. And these are all false, to me. These are false accusations in certain cases, and certain cases even the media agrees with that. I can only say that what they’ve done to this man is incredible.” The next 40 years of justice in this nation are at stake, and you’re worried about the ‘man’s’ little feelings? If he had done the honourable thing in the beginning, he wouldn’t be where he is. He brought this 100% on himself!
That was at 5:06 p.m. At 5:18 p.m., he had this to say …
“They’re giving the women a major chance to speak. Now it’s possible I’ll hear that and say hey I’m changing my mind. Hey, that’s possible.” In just 12 minutes, you forgot your own mind? Wow … great brain, alright! How many times in an hour can one person change his mind, I wonder … are there statistics on that?
And while we’re at it, let’s just play “Blame the Democrats” …
“I think when you really look at it all, it’s not going to change any of the Democrats’ they’re obstructionists. They’re actually con artists, because they know how quality this man is, and they have destroyed a man’s reputation.” Let’s get something straight here … the only thing the democrats are ‘obstructing’ is Trump’s mad push to place a candidate on the Supreme Court who is, at the very least, lacking in integrity.
And speaking of Rod Rosenstein, who has been the source of swirling speculation ever since Monday morning when it was said that he was on his way to the White House either to resign or be fired, depending on who you listened to:
“I’m talking to him; we’ve had a good talk. My preference would be to keep him and to let him finish up. He said he never said it. He said he doesn’t believe it. He said he has a lot of respect for me.” Too bad we can’t hear Rosenstein’s take on that conversation, isn’t it, for I’m betting money Trump’s side is pie-in-the-sky-lies.
Okay, folks, that is all my stomach can take for tonight, but if you are up to it, feel free to read the transcript. In the words of seasoned news reporter Jake Tapper, “It wasn’t the most coherent presidential address I’ve ever heard. He rambled quite a bit. He said a lot of things that weren’t true.” So what’s new, eh?