Words of Advice:

"We have it totally under control. It's one person coming from China. It's going to be just fine." -- Donald Trump, 1/22/2020

“We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here..and isn't it refreshing when contrasting it with the awful presidency of President Obama."
-- Trump Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, 2/25/20

"I don't take responsibility for anything." --Donald Trump, 3/13/20

"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

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Trump’s Meds

Trump needs this to help him with his bad case of McCain Derangement Syndrome.

President* Donald Trump aimed new blasts of invective at the late John McCain Wednesday, even claiming credit for the senator’s moving Washington funeral though he “never liked” him — and complaining he was never properly thanked.
Let's be clear about this: The honor of lying in state in the Capitol Rotunda is an honor that is granted by both the Senate Majority Leader and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. The President has jack point shit to do with it. Further, as the article pointed out, Sen. McCain planned his funeral. Trump's contribution was to allow, after considerable public pressure, mcCain's remains to be flown from Arizona to D.C. on a C-32A. Trump only had the flag flown at half-staff for a day, raising it over the White House, until public pressure forced him to relent.

Trump's conduct during the period of the national mourning for the passing of Sen McCain was a display of pettiness, meanness, and deep butthurt. It has to gall Trump no end that even those who opposed McCain politically recognized him as a man who spent his entire adult life in service to his country, in one form or another.

Nobody will ever think that of Cadet Bone Spurs. Even those who are allied with Trump for political reasons know that he is a man without a shred of honor or dignity.

In the core of his blasted and corrupt soul, Trump has to know that Meghan McCain was spot on when she said that nobody will ever love Trump the way that they did John McCain.

And so, Trump's public display of juvenile-grade butthurt will go on.


Ed Baptist said...

He sill knows very little of America.

dinthebeast said...

His narcissism feels challenged when people point out that McCain answered the call and he weaseled out of it, and narcissists attack when they feel threatened, propriety be damned.
History will paint each of them in a more realistic light, but McCain's chapter will not have to include the laundry list of damage to the country that will be the hallmark of Fergus'.

-Doug in Oakland

Nangleator said...

His prison cell should have a mural of McCain's face on one side, and Obama's on the other. Obama's and McCain's speeches should play 20 hours a day. Whatever dingbat lawyer exists that would claim "cruel and unusual" would have to have a great imagination.

dinthebeast said...

So I've been thinking the whole time that when he says anything over and above his usual level of appalling, he's usually trying to distract attention from elsewhere.
I'm not a big fan of Robert Reich, but I found this in Carl Newman's Twitter feed:

"Robert Reich
‏Verified account @RBReich
19h19 hours ago

With every petty attack on John McCain, Trump diverts attention from the fact that his budget cuts:
--$1.5 trillion from Medicaid
--$845 billion from Medicare
--$25 billion from Social Security"

That is, his budget proposal puts down in black and white with his name on it the fact that several of his major repeated campaign promises were lies.

-Doug in Oakland

BadTux said...

Doug, Mango Mussolini's followers don't care about any of that. They didn't expect Trump to keep any of his promises anyhow. What they care about is that Trump infuriates "libtards", who are wealthier, healthier, and happier than they are and they can't stand that. It's all about spite, in the end. They don't care how much Trump hurts them, if he hurts "libtards" even worse.