Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Trump to Governors: Don't Forget to Kiss My Ass!

After days of desperate pleas from the nation’s governors, President Donald Trump took a round of steps to expand the federal government’s role in helping produce critically needed supplies to fight the coronavirus pandemic even as he warned the leaders of hard-hit states not to cross him.

“I want them to be appreciative,” Trump said Friday after the White House announced that he would be using the powers granted to him under the Korean War-era Defense Production Act to try to compel auto giant General Motors to produce ventilators.
"Appreciative", yeah, Trump wants them to suck up to him as though they were wearing Mike Pence's kneepads.

Face it, Gentle Reader, in this time of global crisis, the United States has a president who is both petulant and has the attention span of a gnat. Everybody constantly has to be telling the World's Oldest Toddler what a good boy he is.

And if you don't suck the microscopic and diseased dick of King Donald, then you're going to be punished.
After President Donald Trump issued scathing comments about Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, saying she's "not stepping up," and "doesn't know what's going on," she told WWJ 950 the state is having trouble getting the equipment they need to fight the novel coronavirus.

"What I've gotten back is that vendors with whom we've procured contracts -- They're being told not to send stuff to Michigan," Whitmer said live on air.
Because, in a global pandemic, the most important thing to Trump is to hear people telling him what a good job he's doing.

Heckuva job, Trumpie. Heckuva job. Whose a good boy, Donald, whose a good boy? You are! Heckuva job.


w3ski said...

About this deal with GM. I had recently read that GM offered on their own to produce ventilators but The Cheetolini didn't like their price. I would guess this proclamation now gives him the ability to set prices.
I can only imagine the retooling involved in going from dashboards and AC units to ventilators.
If we had done this back in January, we'd be somewhere better now.

dinthebeast said...

And meanwhile, New York's reptile of a governor leans back and shows what leadership looks and sounds like:


Any politician worth their salt would be capitalizing on this opportunity to step into the breach and claim their chunk of history right now, but the goddamn Republicans decided that we shouldn't have a politician doing a politician's job, so instead we've got Fergus.

-Doug in Sugar Pine

Stewart Dean said...

" and has the attention span of a gnat." Nono, that's not really Trump. Trump, like the corona virus, isn't actually alive. He only exists when he is receiving abject groveling adulation. He disappears without it and he dreads that. Most people don't encounter the void until they die, but Trump can feel himself evaporating into nothingness if he doesn't have worshippers. He's like some sort of malign Tinkerbell: if people don't believe in him, he ceases to exist.
My new bumper sticker: I believe in Trump and Tinkerbell.

DTWND said...

Governors to Trump: We need medical equipment, emergency supplies, Disaster declarations...
Trump to Governors: Okay, but first we need you to do us a favor...

His Mafia behavior never changes.


dinthebeast said...

From Twitter:

Jesse Lehrich
· 6h
MA received 17% of requested medical supplies from the Trump admin. ME: 5%. CO: 1 day's worth.

FL got everything they requested. + an identical shipment the next week. oh, and a 3rd is on the way.

-Doug in Sugar Pine