The White House is running like a fine-tuned machine….built by blind monkeys using Play-Doh and bent zippers.
Talk about Meet the Press! Did you see that train wreck of a “press conference” performance from Trump today? Is there any doubt about his sanity and his fitness for office? His wild manic ravings made Jack Nicholson’s “you can’t handle the truth” rant look like Mr. Rogers.
It was like watching a twitching paranoid schizophrenic on a couch talking to his shrink – just an endless whine-fest about all the things he hates and are wrong and how upset he is about the “fake news” that caused his national security adviser to resign (then why did he if it was all fake?). Russia was a ruse and Hillary got the debate questions and gave away uranium and Obama left the economy in ruin and he won the popular vote by a larger margin than anybody in history and the false horrible negative reporting by the media has ruined his chance to “make a deal” with Putin and the media hates him and they lie and why can’t anybody ask him a nice question anyway?
Where do you begin? It’s not been a month and he’s coming apart at the seams. All he knows how to do is campaign. He’s going to Florida to campaign this weekend. He hasn’t the faintest idea how to be a President. He needs a campaign opponent….so he invented one – the press. He can’t operate without an enemy, so like any good psycho, he invents one. Some have imaginary friends or see imaginary rabbits, Trump has imaginary enemies.
Here are some of the more surreal moments from today’s incoherent rambling:
ON THE FAKE NEWS ABOUT RUSSIA:
You know, you can talk all you want about Russia, which was all, you know, “fake news” fabricated deal to try to make up for the loss of the Democrats and the press plays right into it. In fact, I saw a couple of the people supposedly involved with all of this. They know nothing about it, never in Russia, never made a phone call, never received a phone call. It’s all fake news. It’s all fake news.
We had Hillary Clinton try and do a reset. We had Hillary Clinton give Russia 20 percent of the uranium in our country. You know what uranium is, right? A thing called nuclear weapons and other things like lots of things that are done with uranium including some bad things. Nobody talks about that. Hillary Clinton gave away 20% of the uranium in the United States. She’s close to Russia. You know what I gave to Russia? You know what I gave? Nothing.
I didn’t do anything for Russia. I’ve done nothing for Russia. Hillary Clinton did a reset, remember, with the stupid plastic button made us look like a bunch of jerks. Here take a look. He looked at her, like, what the hell is she doing, with that cheap plastic button?
The failing New York Times wrote a big long front page story yesterday, and it was very much discredited, as you know. It was— it’s a joke. The people mentioned in the story, I noticed they were on television today saying they never even spoke to Russia. Russia is fake news. Russia — this is fake news put out by the media.
We have a very talented man, Rex Tillerson, who is going to be meeting with them shortly and I told them, I said, I know politically it’s probably not good for me. Hey, the greatest thing I could do is shoot that ship that’s 30 miles offshore right out of the water. Everyone in this country is going to say, oh, it’s so great.
If you were Putin, right now, you would say, hey, we’re back to the old games with the United States. There’s no way Trump can ever do a deal with us because the public — you have to understand, if I was just brutal on Russia right now, just brutal, people would say — you would say — oh that’s wonderful, but I know you well enough, then you would say, oh, he was too tough, he shouldn’t have done that. Look.
I want to do the right thing for the American people and to be honest, secondarily, I want to do the right thing for the world. If Russia and the United States actually got together and got along…and don’t forget we’re a very powerful nuclear country and so are they…there’s no upside…we’re a very powerful nuclear country and so are they.
I’ve been briefed…and I can tell you one thing about a briefing that we’re allowed to say …because anybody who ever read the most basic book can say it…nuclear holocaust would be like no other.
ON THE HATEFUL MEDIA:
So they took this front page story out of the Wall Street Journal top, and they just wrote the story, but it’s not true…. the leaks are real. You’re the one that wrote about them and reported them. I mean the leaks are real. You know what they said. You saw it and the leaks are absolutely real. The news is fake because so much of the news is fake.
I just see many, many untruthful things. And I’ll tell you what else I see. Tone. I see tone. You know the word tone. The tone is such hatred. I’m really not a bad person, by the way. No, but You know, but the tone is such — I do the get good ratings, you have to admit that. But the tone is such hatred.
I watched this morning a couple of the networks, and I have to say, Fox and Friends in the morning, they are very honorable people — not because they are good — because they hit me when I do something wrong, but they have the most honest morning show. That’s all I can say.
It’s the most honest, but the tone, Jim, if you look, the hatred, the — I mean, sometimes —
Reporter: We don’t hate you, sir.
Trump: Well, you look at your show that goes on at 10 in the evening. You just take a look at the show. It’s a constant hit. The panel is almost always exclusive anti-Trump.
The good news is he doesn’t have good ratings, but the panel is almost exclusive anti-Trump, and the hatred and venom from his mouth. And hatred from other people on your network.
But If you go, as an example, you’re CNN, I mean, it’s story after story after story is bad. I won. I won.
The other thing, chaos. There’s zero chaos. We are running — this is a fine-tuned machine. Reince happens to be doing a good job, but half his job is putting out lies by the press. You know, I said to him yesterday, you know, this Russia scam you are billing so that you don’t talk about the real subject, which is illegal leaks. But I watched him yesterday working so hard to try to get the story proper.
I said to myself, you know, I said to somebody there, look at Reince working so hard putting out fires that are fake fires.
I just want to tell you, the false reporting by the media, by you people, the false, horrible fake reporting makes it much harder to make a deal with Russia. And probably Putin said, you know, he’s sitting behind his desk saying, you know, I see what’s going on in the United States, they follow it closely. It’s going to be impossible for President Trump to ever get along with Russia because of all the pressure he’s got with this fake story. Okay?
Reporter: In other words, there will be a response.
Trump: Wait a minute, I don’t have to tell you what I’m going to do in North Korea. And I don’t have to tell what I’m going to do with Iran. You know why? Because they shouldn’t know.
And eventually, you guys are going to get tired of asking that question. So when you asked me, what am I going to do with the ship, the Russian ship as an example, I’m not going to tell you.
ON THE TRAVEL BAN:
BBC Reporter: …on the travel ban, we can banter back and forth, but on the travel ban, would you accept that was a good example of the smooth running of government? Were there any mistakes in that?
Trump: Wait, wait, wait, I know who you are, just wait. Let me tell you about the travel ban. We had a very smooth rollout of the travel ban.
But we had a bad court. We had a bad decision. We had a court overturned, again, maybe wrong, but I think it’s 80 percent of the time, a lot. We had a bad decision. We’re going to keep going with the decision, we’re going to put in a new executive order next week sometime. But we had a bad decision.
That’s the only thing that was wrong with the travel ban. You had Delta with a massive problem with their computer system at the airports. You had some people that were put out there, brought by very nice busses and they were put out at various locations, despite that, the only problem that we had is we had a bad court.
ON ANTISEMITISM IN THE US:
Reporter: So, first of all, my name is Jake [ inaudible ] magazine and, I, despite what so many colleagues might be reporting, I haven’t seen anybody in my community accuse either yourself or anyone on your staff of being anti-semitic. However, what we are concerned about and what we haven’t really heard you address is an uptick in anti-semitism and how in this climate you’re going to take care of it. There have been reports out that 48 bomb threats have been made against Jewish centers all across the country in the last couple of weeks. There are people who are committing anti-semitic acts or threatening to —
Trump: You know he’s said that he’s going to ask a very simple, easy question. And it’s not. It’s not a fair question. Sit down. I understand the rest of your question. So here’s the story, folks. Number one, I’m the least anti-semitic person you’ve seen in your entire life. Number two, racism, the least racist person. In fact, we can very well relative to other people running as a Republican — [ inaudible ]
Quiet, quiet, he lied about getting up asking a straight, simple question, so, you know, welcome to the world of the media.
Let me just tell you something, that I hate the charge. I find it repulsive. I hate even the question because people that know me, and you heard the Prime Minister. You heard Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday. Did you hear him? Bebe, he said, “I’ve known Donald Trump for a long time. Then he said, forget it.” So you should take that instead of having to get up and ask a very insulting question.
Reporter: I’d just like to follow-up on my colleague’s question about anti-semitism. It’s not about your personality or your beliefs, we’re talking about a rising anti-semitism around the country, some of it by supporters in your name. What—
Trump: And some of it — and can I be honest with you? And this has to do with racism and horrible things that are put up, some of it written by our opponents. You do know that? Do you understand that? You don’t think that anybody would do a thing like that.
Some of the signs you’ll see are not put up by the people that love or like Donald Trump. They’re put up by the other side. And you think it’s, like, playing it straight? No. You have some of those signs and anger that is caused by the other side. They’ll do signs and they’ll do drawings that are inappropriate. It won’t be my people. It will be the people on the other side to anger people like you.
Let’s see if we can summarize this steaming pile of batshit: Leaks are bad. But Wikileaks is good. The leaks are real but the news is fake.
All media lies. But Fox and Friends are the best. And Charles Krauthammer. All others hate me as I can see from their tone.
The travel ban was good, the courts were bad.
The media has ruined my chance with Russia and Hillary gave them uranium which does bad things.
My brain hurts.
Lots of pundits on all the news channels are baffled by this visit through Trump’s mangled mind. Unless you were in a coma today, the decision is unanimous – he’s unhinged. Even Shep Smith on Fox said he was crazy.
Interestingly, what you don’t hear is any commentary from any DC Republicans on this abortion today. Miraculously, the President gave a jaw-dropping 1.5 hour mind-blowing performance and not a single GOP Congress member watched it or knew about it. Amazing.
I cannot WAIT for SNL this weekend. Alec Baldwin better get some bodyguards . . . .