The Cruelty of the Trump Administration

I spend a lot of time on this blog talking about the ineptitude of this administration. But they are as cruel as they are stupid:

And those three stories are just from last night alone. The fuck is wrong with these people?

Trump considers benching Giuliani from doing TV interviews

They are reporting that Trump is upset that Giuliani is going off message but you won’t ever convince me that Trump is more upset that Giuliani is getting his name in the headlines over Trump.

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump is growing increasingly irritated with lawyer Rudy Giuliani’s frequently off-message media blitz, which has included muddying the waters on hush money paid to porn actress Stormy Daniels and making claims that could complicate the president’s standing in the special counsel’s Russia probe.

Trump has begun questioning whether Giuliani, an old friend and former New York City mayor, should be sidelined from television interviews, according to two people familiar with the president’s thinking but not authorized to speak publicly about private discussions.

Trump also expressed annoyance that Giuliani’s theatrics have breathed new life into the Daniels story. It’s a concern shared by Trump allies who think Giuliani is only generating more legal and political trouble for the White House.

Be Best….in Plagiarism

Melania just can’t help herself from just taking Michelle Obama’s work:

A booklet put out by Mrs Trump bore a striking resemblance to one published under the Obama administration.

The text and graphics of the “Be Best” booklet were nearly identical to those in the previous edition.

In 2016 Mrs Trump was accused of plagiarising parts of a speech from a 2008 address by Michelle Obama.

Mrs Trump’s online safety booklet was initially billed on the initiative’s website as being “by First Lady Melania Trump and the Federal Trade Commission”.

After similarities to the Obama-era edition were picked up online, the text was revised to describe it as a “Federal Trade Commission booklet, promoted by First Lady Melania Trump”.

In typical Trumpian fasion, Melania is blaming the media:

President Lunatic

I was watching my Twitter timeline erupt with incredulity at the interview President Shithole gave this morning on Fox and Friends. As crazy as he sounds in transcript form, it’s really something else altogether to listen to the audio of him frothing. At this point I really have to question anybody who still to this day supports this raging lunatic who has control of our nuclear weapons. I don’t think he’s qualified to enter the White House as a tourist at this point and the American people put him in the Oval Office.

John Bolton’s Days Are Already Numbered

The Hill has a clip of John Bolton getting a big round of applause much to Trump’s dismay. Trump “jokes” about firing him if Bolton makes upstaging Trump into a habit. But:

  1. It’s a pretty shitty thing for a boss to make a joke about firing a subordinate. It’s a way of showing dominance and then jumping back behind the “I was just joking” shield when anybody calls him on it.

  2. Trump doesn’t joke. He has no sense of humor whatsoever. He doesn’t want to share the limelight with anybody. The moment that somebody in his administration starts getting press, his first instinct is to warn them off in this kind of passive aggressive way.

If Bolton doesn’t hide his moustache away from the press then we may not have to worry about him too much longer.

We really are in the stupidest of timelines possible.