Washington Post: Trump Pressured Park Service Director To Back Up His Inauguration Attendance Claims

The Washington Post reports:

On the morning after Donald Trump’s inauguration, acting National Park Service director Michael T. Reynolds received an extraordinary summons: The new president wanted to talk to him. In a Saturday phone call, Trump personally ordered Reynolds to produce additional photographs of the previous day’s crowds on the National Mall, according to three individuals who have knowledge of the conversation. The president believed that they might prove that the media had lied in reporting that attendance had been no better than average.

Trump also expressed anger over a retweet sent from the agency’s account, in which side-by-side photographs showed far fewer people at his swearing-in than had shown up to see Barack Obama’s inaugural in 2009.

According to one account, Reynolds had been contacted by the White House and given a phone number to call. When he dialed it, he was told to hold for the president. Word rapidly spread through the agency and Washington. The individuals who informed The Washington Post about the call declined to be identified because of the sensitive nature of the conversation. White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the call simply demonstrated that Trump’s management style is to be “so accessible, and constantly in touch.”

  • KnownDonorDad
    • ByronK

      I guess OMM is going to start boycotting C-SPAN now.

      • Dazzer

        They’d have to watch it first.

  • Jerry

    Or otherwise known as micromanaging, from a thin-skinned idiot.

    • Buford

      Orwellian… ‘accessible and constantly in touch’ is Newspeak for the manic, obsessive need to retaliate for even the slightest criticism.

      • Nowhereman

        I was tickled pink to learn that the book “1984” has been selling like hotcakes.

    • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson

      I’d call it bullying, if nothing else.

    • Nowhereman

      “Micromanaging”. Ha Ha! (Considering his size problems)

      • Jerry

        By age 70, he ought to be used to dealing with tiny things.

  • justmeeeee

    Constantly in touch, with Maxwell’s Silver Hammer.

  • ErikDC

    It’s Trump’s “does this dress make me look fat?” management style. A three legged chair is more secure than Trump.

  • Buford

    Our new president is literally insane.

    • gaymex1

      YES…I cannot believe that this fucking crazy person holds our nuclear codes. I don’t think he understands that you can’t “walk back” the decision to fire nuclear missles. I am thankful that he has surrounded himself with “cooler” heads to protect us. You know–Kellyanne, Rancid, Bannon, Spicer, Ivanka, etc. Praise Jesus.

      • Lazycrockett

        His flippant “take back the oil in iraq” while US soldiers are embedded with the Iraqi army disqualifies him from being the Commander in Chief.

        • gaymex1

          I don’t think this is going to continue for much longer–at least I hope it won’t continue for much longer.
          He is so used to being in a bubble of his own creation and orchestration that he is unable to exist in the world of differing opinions. Outside of his own family, what terror must he have instilled in all of his employees? I am not happy with the thought of what he could do to us and the world with his policies and action, but on a personal level I am not afraid of this pathetic idiot. He’s the blowhard drunken bully who has stayed too long in the bar.

          • DesertSun59

            Oh, he’s going to be there for a good long time. The GOP dominated Congress knows a dunderhead when the see one. The NEED him to sign their draconian legislation once they’re done appeasing his varied EOs.

          • witch

            Until like a , rabid dog he turns on them

          • gaymex1

            What you say is true, but I really think his mental illness(es) will be his undoing.

          • Niblet58

            Pence is a “safer” dunder head.

          • Gerry Fisher

            At a certain point, he’ll become a political liability to them. Once they get those signatures that you mentioned, if public opinion drops low enough, they’ll impeach and make it look as if it was the Republican Congress that “saved the day.”

          • Nowhereman

            Maybe the GOPTP’s master plan is to let him run rampant for awhile longer, then claim he’s mentally ill and incapable of doing his job and replace him with Pence.

          • gaymex1

            While that’s like jumping from the frying pan into the fire…I’d rather take my chances in the fire.

        • Nowhereman

          The military will turn on him next, especially if he orders them to start torturing people again.

        • Buford

          I’d suggest that the original disqualifier for that was being a draft dodger who ridiculed McCain for being a being captured by the enemy.

          I am no fan of McCain, but I cannot respect any American who voted for Trump after he did that… unforgivable.

      • Paul David

        Believe it!

        And thank Grandma and Grandpa for voting him into office!

        Fucking old people, they need to have their voting rights revoked. Seriously.

        • Galvestonian

          Hey Peckerhead – I’m 74 (birthday today) and I didn’t vote for the Orange Hitler. He’s clearly insane – nuttier than an overpriced fruitcake.

          • barrixines

            Happy Birthday!

          • John30013

            Happy birthday, sir!

          • Menergy

            Happy Birthday! fellow septuagenarian! (who also did not vote for Orange Hitler)

          • RoFaWh

            Speaking of fruitcake:

            If you are ever in a dollar store and see tiny packaged fruitcake from Forchey in France (yes, France!), buy a few. They’re not great fruitcakes, but are well made and handy to have on hand in case someone drops in for a cuppa.

          • cleos_mom

            Trump has given a lot of people encouragement to let their Mommy and Daddy Issues flag fly. Inept toilet training casts long shadows.

        • pojana

          My 97 year old mother proudly voted for Hillary!

        • Dwight Williamson

          Isn’t taking away people’s rights what Trump stands for- Hillary voter here!

        • Millstone

          So you want to revoke the voting rights of people who voted for a candidate other than yours?

          If you want to blame someone for Trump, start with the 40% who didn’t vote at all.

          • cleos_mom

            That might just be what he hates most about seniors — WE VOTE.

        • David Walker

          Ummm, I’m not quite sure how to say this, Paul David, but fuck you.

        • DaveW

          Wrong again. Look at the three states that gave it to him and who did it. For your comment to be true you shouldvsay take the vote away from poor/working class. yeah that would go over well. Read the news.

        • gaymex1

          lol. You sound like a nice kid.

        • PeterC

          I am 78 and I certainly did NOT for Trump.

          • cleos_mom

            Doesn’t matter. You’re an unwelcome reminder that even if someone exercises till they drop, takes absolutely no chances and eats a mind-numbingly boring diet they’ll still die eventually. Reminders or mortality are not welcome in Western culture: too clear a reminder that no, we really can’t control everything.

        • David Walker

          May I please apologize, Paul David. I am sorry. I think I was right in challenging your assertion. I regret, however, turning on a fellow member of the tribe. For that I apologize. How can I apologize for being old? Shit happens. If blanket statements serve to warm your prejudices against us old farts, fine. Now, get off my yard.

          • Stephen Elliot Phillips

            Oh david cut him some slack. He meant well. Im sure uve said bad things u didnt regret too.
            Lol

          • David Walker

            Moi?

          • cleos_mom

            Uve says some pretty jaw-dropping things, to be sure.

          • Stephen Elliot Phillips

            Is that a compliment or shade?

          • Guest

            This is less of an age issue and a baby boomer greed issue. I am a boomer, last year of them. And at every stage society gave to them. They took and took. Kennedy was addressing them with his as not comment. They became horny teenagers and gave us free love, which lead to the STD issues. They grew into companies management and gave us blue collar off shoring and out sourcing. As they grew into higher management they did it to white collar workers too. They demanded the stock market become for now, not long term. They embraced the Reagan greed is good view and that the governmemt is bad view. They destroyed the social structure. We used to do 50/50 benefits old vs college and as they grew they put us now about 75/25 benefits. As they aged, so many are willing to pull that Medicare Medicaid and social security ladder up after them.

            At every stage they took from society. Some by their numbers and some by their decisions.

            People do not like hearing hard facts. Their parents, the greatest generation, fought ww2 and the depression. They spoiled their kids after the war and society was damaged

            Sadly, America may not heal for over 100 years after the majority of the boomers die off.

            Minimunly, the boomers failed to pass along the gifts given to them and they started the downward standard of living, being better off than the parents

            Now before you cry about this, please think about all of my comment. Do some research. See the famous greed of the Boomers and what it gave us. There is a reason the term greediest generation is applied to the boomers

            Lastly, this is a general comment, and it applies to their numbers, and yes, there are those not like the majority. So, personal butthurt is not needed. And since some will cry, I remind you I am a boomer and see our damage to society. I am not another generation attacking your generation.

          • Millstone

            Much of what you say about the Boomers as a generation is correct. But Millennials REALLY suck. ; )

          • cleos_mom

            For that I apologize. How can I apologize for being old?

            If remarks of that kind I’ve read elsewhere are any indication, you could sign up for the Republican health care plan and then get sick (“die quickly”).

          • David Walker

            Yes. I just don’t understand, huh. Where are the death panels of yesteryear?

        • Uncle Mark

          My 85 year old mother voted early to make damned sure that nothing would prevent her vote AGAINST the shitgibbon. Plus she wanted to be sure her vote would counter the votes of her 50 & 54 year old pro-Trump daughters, who were only voting for the Grand Cheeto because Jeebus and lower taxes. Mom was so disappointed that her daughters failed to research the candidates, like she did….as well as their choosing to ignore her research.

      • David Kerlick

        Reagan thought you could call back an ICBM.

        • gaymex1

          Yet another intellectual giant that inspired the Republican base.

          • –and he was the first divorced president.

          • gaymex1

            Being first is uuuuuge.

          • cleos_mom

            And is still a very sanctified bovine with some of our more IQ-challenged citizens.

          • gaymex1

            “sanctified bovine”…lol

      • Buford

        I don’t think he’ll push the button, but he’s dangerously stupid and insecure enough to threaten to do it… or to brag about potentially doing it… and that’s what’ll get us all killed.

        • gaymex1

          I agree. He is dangerously stupid and has surrounded himself with enablers.
          So he tweets: “I didn’t like what N. Korea said about our great country. I thought about pushing the button, but I didn’t…I thought about it. Solve a lot of big problems…so unfair the way they treat us.”

    • BudClark

      25th Amendment time …

      • scottrose

        Yes.

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      Even the Republicans are getting to the point where they can’t deny this anymore.

      Carl Bernstein today on CNN: “I am hearing from Republicans, and other reporters are as well, that there is open discussion by members of the President of the United States’ own party about his emotional maturity, stability.”

      My response to that is: NOW? Now they’re questioning his emotional stability? As if this wasn’t immediately apparent way back last summer already?

      http://www.rawstory.com/2017/01/carl-bernstein-nervous-republican-officials-are-questioning-president-trumps-emotional-stability/

      • Skeptical_Inquirer

        They should have to apologize to the rest of sane and discerning Americans for this crapdoodle.

      • Oh, Parker

        They didn’t say anything back then because literally no one was turning out for the events held by their other candidates (please clap). They thought he was doing this for attention and that eventually he’d step aside or the crowds would catch on to the fact that oh, papa toonie, we’ve got a loonie and pick someone else. They never imagined the American public would ever be so dumb. That’s what underestimating the stupid gets them.

        • Stephen Elliot Phillips

          No the rethugs would vote for anybody. They could dig up stalins corpse and prop the body in a chair and those dumb shits would vote for it. They think its the ny yanks against the bo sox. Its a sports game to them. Not reality

      • Stephen Elliot Phillips

        I say they bought it. They broke it. They goddamn own it.
        NO REFUNDS!

      • Jerry

        For those of us who never watch reality TV, and never had any reason to pay attention to Trump…it was apparent when he first made his birther claims in 2010, and watching him seething with rage during the WH Correspondent’s Dinner in 2011. And, if one didn’t pay attention to all that crap, it was also on blatant display during his announcement for president in June 2015.

  • Sam_Handwich

    i love that picture hahahhaha

  • Boreal
  • Anastasia Beaverhousen

    Alternative photography courtesy of Industrial Light And Magic.

    • ColdCountry

      Oooooh, don’t bring Industrial Light and Magic into this. Unless you know they support him.

  • Lazycrockett
    • kelven

      I love memes like this, because you know Trumplethinskin is seeing them and gnashing his teeth. Yah, Donnie, Obama’s was SO MUCH BIGGER than yours!

      • kaydenpat

        Which probably explains why Mrs Obama looks so much happier than Mrs Trump.

        • kareemachan

          Yeah, if I didn’t think she went into this with her eyes wide open, I’d almost feel sorry for her. She sure isn’t FLOTUS material.

          • TampaDink

            I try to remember that she is his 3rd lady.

          • perversatile

            The First-ish Lady

          • TampaDink

            I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see turn over in that position within the year.

          • cleos_mom

            Third Trophy of the United States (TTOTUS).

          • TampaDink

            Pussy bow wearing soft porn model & step monster to the deplorables.

          • MonochromeMouse

            She’s the first ever first lady to do porno too, I’m pretty sure that’s why the rednecks liked trump.

          • Andymac3

            They know what they are getting, they’ve seen it all already.

          • Jacquelynjburch

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          • barrixines

            To be fair she doesn’t go anywhere with her eyes wide open…

          • karmanot

            If you had to face that every night in the marriage bed your eyes would squint too.

          • saucetin

            If he were better equipped, she would be, too. Just sayin’

        • Nowhereman

          I should know better than to read the comments here when I’m eating…

        • BJORN RAGNVALDR

          And Obama doesn’t treat making love with his beautiful wife something he does for stress relief because he can. Drumph has never loved nor made love to anyone but himself. Melania is no more than a living Fleshjack. PIG!

          • BigGuy

            That’s the facts.

        • MarkBuster

          I’ve come to feel for the First CallLady. She looks lost as hell.

          • bzrd

            as I said yesterday,
            she looks tired because she is,
            gold digging night and day
            is hard work

      • justmeeeee

        But Dear Leader compensates by wearing those really, really, really long ties.

      • Nowhereman

        Everything about Obama is bigger than his–starting with his intelligence.

        • margaretpoa

          And his grace.

          • Nowhereman

            That most of all. The Obama’s have been our most gracious First Family EVER!

        • RoFaWh

          And continuing with…

          Education. Self-control. Taste in clothing. Child rearing methods. Loyalty to spouse.

          • Nowhereman

            And of course being human.

    • kaydenpat

      Love that the outlines are done in pink and black. Hmmmm.

      • Nowhereman

        I noticed that, too. Insult to injury. I’ll bet The Donald will be tweeting furiously about this overnight.

      • Pollos Hermanos

        I think the pink one should have been orange.

        • Ray Taylor

          I think it should have been thinner, like the crowd.

          • edrex

            the crowd might have been sparse, but it definitely wasn’t thin.

    • Nowhereman

      Oh gawd! I haven’t had such a knee-slapping belly laugh in a long long time. And it’s funny because it’s true. (Do you think the one on the right would look smaller from a different angle? Neither do I.

    • margaretpoa

      You made the pink one too fat. Clearly the crowd takes up less space on the sides as well.

    • John30013

      The pink one gives Trump a LOT of credit…

    • BJORN RAGNVALDR

      Typical micro prick response, “Everything I do is BIGGER!

    • greenmanTN

      Well, they do say black crowds are bigger…

    • Gigi

      I can’t “like” this because you’re at a delicious number: 69.

    • Niblet58
  • NO MORE GOP!

    Kinda like the way he insists Melania advertise him as a “10”. 🙂

    • Todd20036

      People would see him as a 10 if they are that desperate for his money

      • Ray Taylor

        It is ten they will never get back.

    • BudClark

      Ten WHAT? Micro-mini-meters?

      • Snarkaholic

        Ten seconds (of which the first eight were spent begging).

  • Lazycrockett

    He’s the type of person that would complain that someone else got a bigger portion at a restaurant and talk bout it for years to come.

    • Snarkaholic

      Or, worse, he’d complain that someone who ordered after he did got their food first (even though they ordered a piece of cake and he ordered a well-done steak).

      • Nowhereman

        He definitely has size and social status issues.

  • Realist_Indy

    This losers dick must be incredibly tiny.

    • scottrose

      He takes the maximum dose of Cialis and still can’t get it up.

      • TampaDink

        But at least the result makes it easier for him to locate it….with a magnifying glass.

        • JohnFS

          I always thought that’s what the overlong tie was for.

          • TampaDink

            The tie was only useful due to the tape attached to the back, in helping him locate & grasp onto the tiny member.

      • Dazzer

        He probably can get it up. And still, no-one can tell the difference.

  • Dumdum#pay4thewall

    .. plus I told him we’d have his children killed… just kidding.. or am I?

  • Lazycrockett

    That ABC interview he did yesterday is off the hook. The dude is cra cra and dangerous.

    • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson

      His flippant endorsement of waterboarding maes my skin crawl.

      • RoFaWh

        No empathy for others.

        One of the hallmarks of socio- and psychopathy.

  • b

    Mirror, mirror on the wail, who’s got the biggest hands on the mall?

  • Rebecca Gardner

    This man as absolutely insane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      Yes

  • Rick Hammond

    Hail Ming!

  • Todd20036

    Trump can’t accept the fact that fewer Americans like him, and that many of his voters are regretting their choices.

    And this man is supposed to run the country. Sure.

    He’s already managed to piss off Mexico and China, and make friends with Russia who cannot help America in the slightest.

  • Michael R
    • kaydenpat

      Even their lies are deranged.

      • Stev84

        What they lie about is really the problem here. All politicians lie or at least distort things a little bit here and there. But if you’re going to lie, then don’t lie about such easily disproved things.

  • AtticusP

    I can still remember what it felt like last year at this time when I wasn’t embarrassed to admit that I am a citizen of the United States.

    I miss that feeling already.

    • Michael R
      • AtticusP

        Never saw that before.

        Oddly disturbing, but boldly inventive.

        Thanks for sharing.

        It’s good to be scum (?)

        • Michael R

          That’s from the Bush years when you had to tell people you were from Canada when you traveled .

          • AtticusP

            I have a feeling that’s a tradition that’s about to be reestablished…

          • scottrose

            Je suis Canadien. Is that convincing?

          • Lars Littlefield

            Good. Now learn the saying on Quebec’s license plates and you’re in.

          • gaymex1

            I had to look it up.

          • AtticusP

            Only if you’re not wearing an “I’m with stupid!” T-shirt at the same time… 😉

          • gaymex1

            I’ve been using it for quite some time.

          • AtticusP

            Smart.

            Very smart.

          • gaymex1

            Survival.

          • AtticusP

            Even so.

            Common sense ain’t so common anymore.

            Glad you practice it.

  • Lazycrockett
    • Oscarlating Wildely

      Quick, dismissive, beautifully smug.
      Certain to create a twitter war of bigly proportions.

      • Lazycrockett

        Tapper has smug down pat.

    • kaydenpat

      The media did keep its mouth shut — when it came to how unfit Trump was to be President. That’s how we got Trump. The media was all over Hillary’s email server but paid little attention to all of the real scandals concerning Trump. And here we are.

      • DesertSun59

        Indeed. They were totally complicit in inventing this maniac. Now they have to live with it.

        • Nowhereman

          Sadly, we ALL have to live with it.

      • Peter

        Unfortunately they were as surprised as we were that he won. After all, what rational person would vote for this idiot, and his clusterfuck of sycophants,

        • Galvestonian

          The Russians crapped all over us with their hack job.

          • Nowhereman

            Yeah, but Putin loves The Donald, so it’s all good… (snark)

      • Kim K’s Kute Koochy✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        I thought CNN ~ 1 month prior to the election started waking up & really went after him. They got a bunch of exclusives from women who accused Tramp of harassment & didn’t really whore out the Comey letter

      • Millstone

        It is not a journalist’s role to push a narrative – any narrative. The press did its job. And I think you know nothing would have changed the outcome of this election, including Trump gunning down someone on the street.

        Blame ignorance, but don’t blame the press.

        • Todd20036

          Um. No. The press gave a fuckload more air time to Clinton’s email server than to Trump’s incest, adultery, fraud, rape, or treason or open Nazism.

          And Clinton did nothing wrong.

        • Ponder4fksake

          I agree with the principle you assert, but the media did not abide by that. There was SO much about Trump that they didn’t cover well or at all. They focused on drama (much of it propaganda) about Hillary because they wanted a tighter race. I was appalled knowing that Trump had an upcoming trial for the accusation of raping a 13 year-old, but hardly EVER hearing about it. Even when he paid her gobs of money to make it go away, we still didn’t hear much about it. And that was just one tiny piece.

    • Michael R
    • Robincho

      Short answer: No.
      Long answer: Nope.

  • DaddyRay

    Who do you think Trump will appoint as the Secretary of the Department of Photoshop

    • Dagoril

      Some millionaire with no knowledge of Photoshop and who hates art in general.

    • Stev84
    • safari

      Sheriff Joe

      • Nowhereman

        Yeah, he’s free now, too.

    • Andymac3

      Someone who works in computer and internets. /s

      • Nowhereman

        He’ll probably have Barron help him with that. Why hire an outsider?

        • Andymac3

          Barron and his pals from school can form the Department. They are geniuses on ‘puters and stuff. Barron can set the clock on the microwave in seconds and he’s a whizz on the Zboxy.

          • Chuck in NYC

            Barron couldn’t quite manage a high-five with his mom the other day. But he’s got time.

          • Nowhereman

            I’ve got a couple of nephews about his age–it’s amazing how proficient they are with technology. Me–Hey, I love my Chromebook. If I manage to screw it up, I just hit “Powerwash” and it’s like new. I even have a Big Button corded phone, a step up from my 25 year old beige touch tone.

        • Stop bullying Barron! /s

          • Nowhereman

            Actually, I was complimenting him. (I saw your tag) I really feel sorry for him. What a life he’s going to have for awhile anyway. I think that’s why Melania wants to keep him in NYC–to keep him as isolated from the crazy as possible.

          • Julie Bowen – from Modern Family – tweeted during the inauguration something about Barron looking bored and that he was probably on his GameBoy…which was extremely offensive to many people apparently and she has been raked over the coals for “attacking” Barron because it is totally not the same as comparing the Obama family to apes I guess. I bet dollars to donuts that most of the people (and I use that term loosely) never even read the original tweet but were just responding to other squawkers and shriekers and immediately became justifiably (/s) outraged!

          • Nowhereman

            Yes–this is totally different now! (snark) The way they treated the Obamas was beyond the pale.

  • dcurlee

    No the only thing it proves he has an ego that won’t stop

  • DaddyRay

    By the time Trump leaves office Kim Jong Un will look like a immature at being a dictator

  • Boreal
    • Brian in Valdosta

      L♥ve This !!!!!!

    • Nowhereman

      I might have to get that. It sure makes it more fun when you don’t see his actual name.

  • Acronym Jim

    Sarah Huckabee Sanders?

    Did she get her name from a game of political candidate Mad Libs?

    • Treant

      A clone of Sarah Palin, raised by the Huckabees, and married a Sanders scion.

  • BobSF_94117

    “constantly in touch”

    Like, say, the Mafia…

  • kaydenpat

    Trump is so obsessed with his inauguration numbers (which were pathetic) that we may be hearing about this non-issue for years to come. He’s deranged. What have we done to ourselves?

    • DesertSun59

      We? We didn’t do this. THEY did.

      • scottrose

        I sure as hell didn’t vote for him.

        • Ross

          Nor did 80% of America.

      • geoffalnutt

        I think Putin is blackmailing Congress with Trump. “Either he’s Pres. or I nuke you”. It explains why no one in gov’t is doing anything. (partial snark).

    • NZArtist

      Because it diverts your attention from the subversive Executive Orders he’s ramming through.
      When Trump shouts “Squirrel!” do not look where he’s pointing. Look at what he’s doing with his other hand!
      We are being blind-sided by crafty manipulation of mass-media. Ignore the brainless bullshit and focus on what he’s actually doing to your country.

  • Max_1
    • jefe5084

      That’s about the last intelligent thing I heard from this Dominionist douche.

      • Andymac3

        I wouldn’t be surprised if I bump into him in a gay bar in Palm Springs in 10 years.

    • Nowhereman

      Oh well that was THEN! This is NOW!….

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      Someone should tweet that to Trump and then Trump can tweet an insult about his Veep.

  • Sam_Handwich
  • Cuberly

    He seems to be functioning with the notion that all gov employees are HIS. That they work for him. Not for the public.

    One more example of how the biz mngmt model doesn’t translate to gov.

    • gaymex1

      Not just gov employees. Remember this?…”Look at my African American over here.”

      • Cuberly

        Ugh, we’re all staff in Donnie’s world.

        • gaymex1

          In his eyes only.

      • Nowhereman

        And we also learned that every woman in the country has to let him grab them by the genitals if he feels like it.

    • jefe5084

      Government employees take an oath of office. It does not include any mention of allegiance to the President.

      • Cuberly

        Yep, they’re commonly referred to as Civil Servants for a reason.

    • Nowhereman

      The last thing our country needs is a businessman in the Oval Office. George W and Herbert Hoover come to mind.

      • Cuberly

        Yep, voted in by people that fail to realize our system is set up, on purpose, to be slow and deliberate. Change is hard fought. But, our system is designed to evolve.

        As much as “constitutionalists” refuse to believe that.

  • Henry Auvil
    • Jerry

      If only Leni Riefenstahl had been here to film his coronation.

  • MikeBx2
  • TampaDink

    “So accessible, and constantly in touch.” is the new dictatorial.

  • greenmanTN

    The only thing Trump could back up is a toilet. He sure as hell can’t back up any of his statements.

  • DesertSun59

    Right out of the fascist playbook.

  • ByronK

    This seems to be going well….

  • Yixing’s Fluffer

    How many decades will it take to work off the shame of a Trump presidency?

    • Natty Enquirer

      Depends on when Russia gives us our independence back.

      • Ross

        Depends on IF Russia gives us our independence back.

    • m_lp_ql_m

      Did we ever work off Nixon’s?

    • RoFaWh

      Possibly never.

      Much as it grieves me to say it, Drumpf may be seen by history as “the man who single-handedly destroyed the American democracy.”

  • Max_1

    The man in the locker room insists he has the bigger penis even when we all can see he has a stub… and then he gets mad that the boys are laughing.
    EDIT: So he demands the towel boy come measure even though the towel boy is on record of refusing to measure anyone.

  • Paula

    Let’s see how Lying Donnie spins this.

  • Lazycrockett
  • Lazycrockett
    • NZArtist

      Why the *fuck* was Cory Booker not running for President last year?
      He would have been a shoe-in. He rescues people from burning buildings, for fucks sake!

  • greenmanTN

    A really, truly, marvelous scene from The Great Dictator which seems very appropriate at the moment. Don’t MAKE me come over there and make you watch it!

    https://youtu.be/IJOuoyoMhj8

    • Sam_Handwich

      wow that’s extremely captivating

    • TampaDink

      Chaplin had much larger hands & seemed genuinely saddened by the destruction of the planet.

    • Nowhereman

      Let’s see if we can get Alec Baldwin to do this scene for SNL. And is that the Dos Equis logo on the wall towards the end? Wheels within wheels.

      • greenmanTN

        They wouldn’t even attempt that scene today with out CGI. And live? Fuhgettaboutit.

    • Kruhn

      I think this is a highly overlooked classic. But, I will see your Chaplin and add some lowbrow Three Stooges

      https://youtu.be/mOuL-gj6r2w

      • greenmanTN

        LOLI I’ve never seen that one WGN or TBS would play 3 Stooges and Little Rascals shorts right when I got home from school so I’ve seen a lot of them. Very fast paced even compared to today,,but some,the things they did were just mean! 😉

        Chaplin’s parody of,a Hitler speech, a truly great comedy performance.

        https://youtu.be/9oSN1CnXAAA

        And the final big emotional payoff at the end, which is still relevant, and one Trump should listen to.

        https://youtu.be/YCEllKyaCrc

        • Kruhn

          Yeah! The Great Dictator is an overlooked classic.

  • Max_1

    Whatever O’Liely reports about tonight…
    … Trump will Tweet it as policy.

    NOT A REAL PRESIDENT

  • gaymex1

    I try to be civil, but I would like to say once more…”fuck you” to all those idiots who put this man in office.

  • safari

    Amendment 25, Section 4:
    Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.

    • gaymex1

      Unfortunately, doesn’t that mean the very people he chose for those departments?

      • safari

        If he really farks up, I imagine they’ll throw him under the bus. Plus congress can act if they so choose.

    • Michael R

      I saw this happen on Star Trek

      • safari

        It wouldn’t be the doomsday machine episode, would it?

      • m_lp_ql_m

        The one with the exploding head?

  • IamM

    Like they don’t have plenty of pictures and people who could estimate the crowd from them.

  • tbj5
    • safari

      A democratic representative was on Michigan’s NPR station today because the EPA freeze means that one of our superfund sites might not get its initial funding to begin cleanup. The site is was home to a chemical factory. Some of the compounds in the ground cause male sterility in small doses. Occasionally birds drop dead in the town from poisoning. At any rate, he said that, yes, privately the GOP members are quite concerned.

      • BobSF_94117

        compounds in the ground cause male sterility in small doses

        So take big doses.

        Duh.

      • m_lp_ql_m

        I betcha if it caused female sterility, no one would care.

  • Cuberly

    I demand that you deliver Jason Momoa to me immediately. Don’t give me any excuses, there are NO excuses. Just do it!

    • Treant

      He’s currently naked; would you like us to put him in clothes first?

      • Cuberly

        Well, have him bring his clothes, he’ll be staying a while!

  • Lazycrockett

    It just boggles my mind that Drumpf cant understand that watching another old white dude become president isn’t that interesting to the general public.

  • boobert

    O/t: So mar a lago doubled the membership to $200,000 . CNN just said their response was that they always intended to increase it when the economy improved and that trump had nothing to do with it. Does that mean that trump is admitting that President Obama improved the economy? lol

    • Treant

      Can you say “Emolument?”

      I knew you could. Too bad Congress can’t.

      • i just wish they would say ‘treason.’

        • RoFaWh

          Let me take care of that for you:

          Drumpf is a traitor to his own country. Drumpf is a traitor to his own country. Drumpf is a traitor to his own country. Drumpf is a traitor to his own country. Drumpf is a traitor to his own country. Drumpf is a traitor to his own country. Drumpf is a traitor to his own country. Drumpf is a traitor to his own country. Drumpf is a traitor to his own country. Drumpf is a traitor to his own country. Drumpf is a traitor to his own country. Drumpf is a traitor to his own country. Drumpf is a traitor to his own country. Drumpf is a traitor to his own country. Drumpf is a traitor to his own country. Drumpf is a traitor to his own country.

      • JCF

        Heh, I was just watching my recording of “Victoria” (PBS) today. Victoria’s household staff is grifting off of used candles, used gloves and such. The steward, clueing in new staff (IIRC, the rat catcher?), said “I will require an emolument“! Just think, this show was produced when “President Drumpf” was, at most, a highly unlikely nightmare. Never could they have imagined, when writing the script, “Let’s include the Yank buzzword of the year!”

        • Treant

          Ha! Yeah, but the Brits have class…and vocabulary. Over the pond, not so much!

  • TexasBoy

    White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the call simply demonstrated that Trump’s management style is to be “so egotistical, and constantly mentally insane.

    Fixed it.

    • William

      Huckabee????

      • TexasBoy

        Yes, Mike Huckabee’s daughter.

        • William

          You are fucking joking. Still, it’s nice to see she has advanced beyond the local Dairy Queen.

  • JT

    Impeach, convict, incarcerate, straight-jacket.

    • Snarkaholic

      , muzzle.

      • William

        Hog-tie.

    • Ross

      Can I rearrange the order?

    • Michael R

      You spelled incinerate wrong .

  • Michael R
  • DaddyRay

    OT: What a busy week Joe has had – Thank You Joe

    • safari

      I’ve aged a lot.

      • TampaDink

        So has my liver.

        • another_steve

          My liver is long gone.

          It’s my sanity I’m concerned about now.

          • TampaDink

            My sanity has always been in question, my liver has been on shaky ground for decades but has gone down hill rapidly in the last 18 months. Funny, growing up queer & catholic, I always thought that my knees would be the first to go.

          • another_steve

            Lol.

            Your knees… due to leaning against the pew kneelers or due to servicing the priest or priests in charge? 😉

          • TampaDink

            The pew kneelers can be torturous & while, even though I was a very eagerly willing altar boy, my only brush with kneeling before a priest was as an adult…and he was a married anglican priest. The time spent on my knees has never been in churches, except that one aforementioned tryst.

    • fuzzybits

      I have an old friend who put out a monthly gay newspaper in the 90’s . He worked full time and the rest of his time the newspaper consumed him. We were always telling him to take a break. I don’t know how Joe does it because I would wind up running through the street screaming. But we do thank you Mr. Jervis.

      • DaddyRay

        And Joe does it without a single money beg

      • another_steve

        Joe is the best and only news aggregater a queer person needs.

        Period.

      • Hue-Man

        But we’ve seen enough cases of blogger burn-out to worry about how long he can continue at this pace. Just reading the Trump headlines sends my blood pressure off the charts!

  • Outlaw Woman

    The State Department senior management team did the right thing …
    resigning before they ever get forced to enable one of Trump’s crazy obsessive delusions.

  • safari

    O/T (of course): Donald’s immigration ban excludes Muslim countries where he has or has planned to do business.
    https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2017-trump-immigration-ban-conflict-of-interest/

    • fuzzybits

      Joy Behar mentioned that.

    • Lazycrockett

      and that is unconstitutional.

  • boatboy_srq

    The micromanager-in-chief.

  • President Spunkbubble has the mind, temperament, maturity and impulse control of a feral language-regressed 7 year old child.

  • geoffalnutt

    Yup. Wait until GOP extended families (brothers, sister, cousins, etc… start dropping dead – and business titan’s families – because you know they will not be taken care of by Republicans. It’s always been: “I got mine, fuck you.

  • David in Palm Springs

    Cheeto McDipshit asked Mr. Reynolds if he knew how to use Photoshop. Specifically the clone tool on crowds.

  • j.martindale
    • Nowhereman

      Doubly funny because he’s drinking a Mexican beer…

      • david fairfield

        There will be a 20% surcharge on that beer, Mr. Dump.

        • Friday

          He already marks them up to twenty bucks at his ‘parties.’

          • david fairfield

            And it’s leftover from his million dollar inaugural dinner. There were a lot left because there were no glasses. Same for the champagne. Each table had to pass the bottle.

  • Sam_Handwich

    o/t
    puts things in perspective…

    You People Made Me Give Up My Peanut Farm Before I Got To Be President
    – Jimmy Carter

    http://www.theonion.com/blogpost/you-people-made-me-give-my-peanut-farm-i-got-be-pr-55143

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      I remember PeanutGate

  • John Ruff

    The National Park Service kicks ass!!!! Don’t fuck with real tree huggers

    • Paula

      They know where to put bodies where they will never be found.

      • RoFaWh

        The Grand Canyon is a big place.

  • Sam_Handwich
  • fuzzybits
  • Neon Maniac

    Trump’s management style is to be “such an asshole, and constantly inappropriately touching.”

  • m_lp_ql_m

    Wait… I thought the attendance was low because everyone had to work? /s

  • Jerry Kott

    Each day gets spookier. He is an Illusionist. I get the impression that everything about him is a fraud. Always trying to fix number to make him look good. Is it bad to get some pleasure out of knowing that he lost the popular vote by such a large amount and it is haunting him. He will never be at Peace with that FACT. He is running in place now but he can’t hide. The more he flaps in the water, the more attention he is getting from the sharks.

  • Michael R
  • SJWinCMH

    What a repulsively tiny little man he is.

  • Galvestonian

    He’s insane.

  • Millstone
    • Ross

      Thank you. Yes, a good article.

      It seems that Pence & Bannon & Putin are running the show.

      • Millstone

        I love Collins. Her gift for bringing cutting humor and snark amazes me. In 2012 she trolled Romney by mentioning Seamus, the dog he strapped to the roof of his car on a family vacation, in every single column between the primary and the election.

    • TampaDink

      Excellent read. Thanks!

  • Rick

    ‘Constantly in touch’ and ‘constantly touching’ are not the same thing.

    • Friday

      By apparently leaving someone on hold indefinitely? Is that what she’s saying?

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    I wonder if he’s gonna pay his White House grocery bill?

    • Sam_Handwich

      just wait until Melanoma tries to grow Trump steaks in Michelle’s garden

      • david fairfield

        I’m surprised it hasn’t been bulldozed!

        • Sam_Handwich

          i’m hoping the WH kitchen won’t let it happen, but he’ll probably hire Ronald McDonald as head chef

          • david fairfield

            Wouldn’t they clash? Dump wouldn’t have anyone who could upstage him. He has the Carl’s Jr. guy, make him do the cooking…..

          • boobert

            I hope they do have carl’s jr feed him and his staff ! It’s the most unhealthy of all the fast food and should kill them all off.

          • david fairfield

            Awful as well as unhealthy.

        • JCF

          It’s winter, yet.

  • Michael R

    Hilarious :

    ” Steve Bannon looks like the dude in every zombie movie
    that gets infected and doesn’t tell anyone. “

    • gaymex1

      Wouldn’t you just instinctively steer clear of that guy?

    • Todd20036

      More like gets infected, dies, is reanimated, and no one notices because he acts exactly the same, but does look a little more lifelike

      • JCF

        Or just acts a little less stoned.

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    OT: It’s kind of good news in that I think that Trump might shit on cops to the point they won’t automatically do his bidding:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/cops-funding-trump-police-doj_us_588a1c5ae4b0737fd5cbea26

    “The FOP, which endorsed Trump for president in September, could hold a lot of sway in the Trump administration. Still, the idea that Trump and congressional
    Republicans would even consider cutting funds to law enforcement may come as a shock to many in the policing world who have listened to their rhetoric in recent months.

    During his presidential campaign, Trump declared himself the “law and order candidate” and said police were “the most mistreated people” in America. In his first days as president, the Trump administration has vowed to “end” what they describe as a “dangerous anti-police atmosphere in America.” Several House Republicans recently spent several days trying to make their support for law enforcement clear by taking turns removing a teenager’s painting from a hallway on Capitol Hill because they believed it was anti-police.

    Their pro-cop rhetoric aside, congressional Republicans have threatened the
    COPS funding before. A 2012 fiscal year budget out of the House would have eliminated COPS funding altogether, which FOP national president Chuck Canterbury said at the time was “simply irresponsible.” Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), Trump’s pick for attorney general, has previously voted to cut funding for the program (a Sessions spokeswoman said they would not address policy
    questions until after his confirmation). And if Trump’s budget really does closely match the blueprint produced by Heritage, the COPS program is in significant danger.”

    Mind you, my attitude is this: You fuckers thought YOU wouldn’t get your pork cut? Fuck you for throwing us under the bus and hahahahah because you got porked too!

    • Millstone

      Please remember that a lot of cops are women, non-white, gay, atheist etc. who are democrats and just want to finish their shifts and go home at the end of the day not having put their hands on anyone.

      That said, yes: a lot of cops and most police unions and fraternal organizations lean heavily republican.

  • Henry Auvil

    I know Orwell’s “1984” is trending on Amazon, but I think “Psycho” would be more relevant at this point.

    • ByronK

      American Psycho?

      • Christian Bale was in top form in that movie. At least physically.
        Those abs! That ass!

        So, sure, he was a serial killer, but hey … everyone has their faults!

        • ByronK

          LOL. “ya he beats me but he has a great apartment!!”

    • Or certain bookmarked sections of the DSM-V.

  • MarkBuster

    ‘ I swear, it’s huge… Just push the fat back a little’

    • Andymac3

      Been there, done that, got the pictures to prove it, 🙂

  • another_steve

    “The CDC abruptly cancelled an LGBT youth health summit after Trump got elected”

    http://www.businessinsider.com/cdc-trump-lgbt-2017-1

  • greenmanTN

    The truth is no longer just negotiationable, it also takes credit cards.

  • Lazycrockett
    • JCF

      I just hope someone’s documenting the Crimes of Drumpf (keep list in Canada, if necessary).

  • greenmanTN
    • houstonray

      Is that real? If so, it might be more telling that a world famous designer is ripping off 70’s Simplicity patterns, ha.

      • DumbHairyApe

        Maybe they made it just for her as a joke???

      • greenmanTN

        I have no idea itf is real. I just found that pic.

        I thought Kellyann was maybe shooting to be hired by Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band.

        https://youtu.be/BPdQn2eqdyM

    • Paula

      That pattern looks mod, is it from the 1960s?

      • Tor

        1760’s

    • Michael R
      • greenmanTN

        Who ever did do a great job on the “retro” illustration.

        • Tor

          It fits into the image quite nicely.

      • greenmanTN

        Well, considering that Kellyanne Conway has that there are alternative facts, Who knows?

  • pj

    he is insane

  • Paula

    OT: I think That Trump and his henchmen are on to me.
    I am in Colorado Springs at my sister’s house. It snowed earlier this evening and this is what I found on the hood of my car. It’s a little dark. I think they are on to me. What does it mean? 😉 🤡🤡🤡👀

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/53f15f557e98a89143b89c6defe301352fa1814fb1857e56d5a4c695e1c89db6.jpg

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      It looks vaguely Mayan-ish.

      • greenmanTN

        I was gonna say that too. “That you’re Mayan?”

      • Paula

        Would that be read right to left and bottom to top?

      • Tor

        The Mayan calendar re-started in December 2012. This is the symbol of the 4th year melt-down.

    • OdieDenCO

      alt-fact: a small alien space ship landed on the hood to deliver more focus on the family kool-aid

      fact: your engine compartment was still warm when the snow fell

      • Paula

        I thought my car might be a Transformer. I was waiting for it to turn into a rather large robot. Damn! That would have been cool.

        • OdieDenCO

          alt-facts are in. go with the transformer, and blame it on donny if it doesn’t

        • Dazzer

          It could still be a badly insulated Transformer.

          Perhaps you’ve got a crappy chinese-made Transformer?

    • Dazzer

      When the mileometer reaches 2012 miles, prepare for it to break down.

      Or Erich von Daniken will buy it off you and write a book about it.

      • Paula

        That makes sense, it is a VW.

    • Natty Enquirer

      The world will end on October 31, 2017.

    • William

      Arch out for Egyptian mummies bearing the Curse of the Scarab.

  • DaddyRay

    “INAUGURATION DAY” — A Bad Lip Reading of Donald Trump’s Inauguration
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gneBUA39mnI

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      The Pence parts were hilarious.

  • Jeffrey Hitchin

    This is something Kim Jong-un would do. I guess that makes him Kim Jong-orange.

    • William

      Kim would execute the offending citizen with an anti-aircraft gun. So far, the army will not deliver an anti-aircraft gun to the South Lawn.

  • safari

    What would a full-blown Donald meltdown look like?

  • That_Looks_Delicious
  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    Every hour of every day, i loathe the pee-pee puppet a little bit more.
    No sign of hitting the bottom yet.

    • Tor

      The bottom is a very deep place, indeed.

  • Lazycrockett
    • DaddyRay

      I am sure they will offer the American people an apology when they discover Trump was wrong

    • safari

      Then the 10th amendment kicks in and says no, not your job.

      • Sam_Handwich

        10th amendment doesn’t apply here, because Jesus and Benghazi

        kthxbai

        • safari

          I imagine the federal courts would leave most decisions and investigations up to the state unless it runs counter to the 19th or equal protection clause.

    • Paula

      Only the RIGHT people will be allowed to vote.

    • They’re laying the groundwork for a massive purge of all non-GOP voters.

      Unless something drastic changes, the U.S. will be a full-on one-party dictatorship led by a President-for-Life authoritarian fascist madman before the decade is out.

      Or we’ll all be fighting over canned foods amidst the rubble of a nuclear war launched over an insulting tweet.

      • Tor

        Ironically, Karl Rove’s prediction may come true.

  • andrew

    Everyday in every way Trump shows himself to be a deeply insecure man.

  • Lazycrockett

    The Last Word is putting a smile on my face.

  • DumbHairyApe

    This how we unhinge him. I hope every news story has a component in it to challenge his legitimacy and hits at his so very, very obvious insecurity about just how much people really DON’T like him.

    His parents really messed him up somehow.

    • safari
    • houstonray

      I agree! The media needs to do this, and then everyone else, actors, singers, authors, pundits, late night talk show hosts, etc, just tweet negatives about him, write editorials about him, challenge his facts, hell, make fun of him over and over. He’ll lose his shit soon enough…the only scary thing is how much of the country does he take out on his way down…

      • Lazycrockett

        Hell all we have to do is retweet his low poll numbers.

    • Treant

      “Popular vote loser and poorly attended inaugurant Donald Trump…”

      • Tor

        That will scrape him for months.

        • safari

          For the rest of his life. He can never forget a slight.

          • RoFaWh

            With a little luck, that life won’t be much longer. No assassin needed; his love of fast food, his enormous gut (he must weigh 350 lb at a minimum), and his unsettling skin texture all point to a man not in good health, with a low life expectancy.

            Edit: That gut: where does he find clothes big enough?

          • grada3784

            My father lived a sedentary 300+ pound life until he was 78.

            I’m 67, 400+ pounds and have outlived people who expected me to drop dead at 12 Step meetings.

      • JCF

        “poorly attended inaugurant”

        For some reason, I heard the above said in Dr Who tones!

    • Robincho

      You want messed up, just take a gander at Mother Mary’s hairdon’t…

  • DumbHairyApe

    You would think he has more important things to do than to focus on this self-absorbed matter in the past.

    • Natty Enquirer

      There is nothing more important to Donald Trump than self-absorption.

      • Tor

        Self absorption is his very definition, reason to be.

        • WretchedMouse

          heh that explains why he retains water…womp womp!

  • Max_1
    • Treant

      That’s very nice, but he hasn’t voted no so far. I really want them to stop with the big, bad, brave Tweets and actually do their jobs.

      Faint hope, I know.

  • Lazycrockett
    • Treant

      I do. You begin on the first line and point out the falsehoods. Alas, this does require some work by the news media, but hey, you guys make the big bucks. Get to work.

    • RoFaWh

      Where does Drumpf find ties that long?

      • coram nobis

        Probably ties them short on the inside (skinny) length of tie. And probably uses a simple overhand knot and not a windsor. Sad!

      • MassageBear

        GOP Circus store.

      • JCF

        If you read through that whole damn transcript, you’ll be struck by the length of his lies.

  • Lazycrockett

    https://twitter.com/jonfavs/status/824805032230936576

    https://twitter.com/AislingMcDL/status/811573703511343104

    Please Re Tweet the shit out of this. Also the money for the ads, taxpayer money, has already been spent.

    • DaddyRay

      The media can help by covering the story – free advertising

      • Skeptical_Inquirer

        It’s the very least they can do. They should also emphasize that Trump cancelled the ads.

        • DaddyRay

          Maybe we pull a Trump move and make it news – make a few outlandish statements that are outlandish and offensive and use the media

    • Cuberly

      But is this the GOP working to drive signup numbers down, or is it Trump?

      My guess is GOP looking to keep any semblance of successful signup numbers as low as possible.

      Yes, the GOP is evil as fuck.

      • Lazycrockett

        I would venture to say that the department would be under the executive office and thus told what to do by the President. It’s not the GOP that is wiping all the info and data from all the department websites and restricting their free speech.

    • JCF

      I saw one of these ads just a day or two ago: I was shocked it was still on! [I thought healthcare.gov had already been pulled down]

  • fuzzybits

    Our fine Guv. Uggg. But the Devos family gave him thousands for his campaign. http://www.dispatch.com/news/20170125/kasich-backs-devos-as-education-secretary

  • Lazycrockett
    • fuzzybits

      I’m sure she cares.

    • gaymex1

      “Honestly”…LOL

    • Cuberly

      Wut? Golden showers, wife beater, Howard Stern Show appearing, celebrity lusting, oh so desperate to look like he’s in his 30s (it’s not working), “Pussy” grabber says WUT?

      At least she worked her ever-livin ass off to earn her fortune. I may not be the biggest Madonna fan but she’s full on worked HARD to get where she’s at.

      She started by plucking on a keyboard and crashing on friend’s couches fer kriss sake!

      • Lazycrockett

        Don’t forget Russian agent.

        • Cuberly

          ??? Madonna is a Russian agent? You’re confusing me….

          • Kruhn

            No. Donnie.

          • Cuberly

            I can be slow on the uptake. Thanks. 😉

    • Kruhn

      Oh no, he didn’t! You don’t mess with Madonna!

    • RoFaWh

      He must’ve tried to grope/grab her and failed.

    • grada3784

      Who would know disgusting better than Benedict Donald?

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    Putin’s pee pee puppet pressures park personnel.
    Petty, petty puppet!

  • justme

    If Donnie really wanted to shake up Washington .. He’d nominate Merrick Garland
    for SCOTUS…

  • Max_1
  • MikeBx2
    • Cuberly

      GAH! A sure way to revisit your dinner.

      There are much smarter people on here that can help me with this. But I seem to recall that some symptoms of mental illness and or dementia include facial expressions. That social interaction via facial expression becomes a challenge. Sometimes people will hold an expression or revert to expressions that limit acknowledging social situations in an accurate manner.

      Like I said, I seem to remember reading this somewhere, sure there’s people here that get what I mean.

    • Lazycrockett

      Maybe they have never been served flowers?

    • OdieDenCO

      can I get that in gold?

    • djcoastermark

      Is that a bedpan ?

    • boobert

      Wouldn’t that cause bulimia ?

    • Lazycrockett

      Her tits are just so weird.

      • Ross

        That what you get when you buy tits on sale.

        • JCF

          Cuz you KNOW Drumpf wouldn’t pay full price for ’em!

      • Snarkaholic

        They’re not used to being restrained like that; it appears they’re struggling to break free.

      • safari

        They point sideways! I comment on it every time someone posts one of her nudes.

      • Todd20036

        Silicon. You think her boobs are odd looking, check out her face.

        It’s unnatural – looks like a Barbie doll.

        • Natty Enquirer

          I think that’s the result of natural cheekbones plus a quart of Botox.

    • greenmanTN

      Remember the Muslim-American “Gold Star” couple who spoke at the DNC about losing their son in combat, then Trump alleged that the wife wasn’t allowed to speak.

      Ironic isn’t it?

    • safari

      It’s like American Gothic if it were painted at a funeral instead of a farm.

    • coram nobis

      Dollingk, can we take these flowers home? You haven’t given me any lately, and I’m sure the man in the coffin won’t miss them.

    • DaddyRay

      Order now before the 20% Tax are imposed on items from Mexico

    • Natty Enquirer

      Just blink twice, Melania, and we will rescue you from the nightmare!

      • grada3784

        She has to click her heels 3 times and say there’s no place like home.

        Then she will wake up in Slovenia.

    • JCF

      Are we sure this isn’t a Poe?

  • billbear1961

    THIS man is manifestly unfit–dangerously UNFIT–for the office he STOLE with help from Russia, Comey and “news” media who FAILED to do their jobs.

    He’s in office SOLELY because of the outdated and undemocratic E.C. system (which also FAILED to do ITS job and keep a demagogue OUT of the White House!). Nearly three MILLION more voters chose HILLARY’S vision of the future over HIS and his neo-FASCIST party’s!

    Bannon and all the other SCUM who operate in right-wing media have, for YEARS, been using democracy in an insidious attempt to DESTROY democracy! For YEARS they have shouted and screamed at SANE people who believe in genuine democracy and who respect FACTS, and more mainstream media have treated them with respect, like colleagues, not like the DEPLORABLE propagandists they are, normalizing their HATEFUL lies, their profoundly undemocratic views, their barking MAD and evil BULLSHIT!!

    Now they’re BELLOWING at us to SHUT UP! They’re telling us to BOW DOWN to their “alternative facts”–their goddamned LIES–all because they won an election!!

    They’re sowing CHAOS in federal agencies–they intend to DESTROY good government! They plan to give away MILLIONS of acres of federal land–our BIRTHRIGHT–to private EXPLOITERS!!

    They’re SILENCING federal employees, trying to HIDE what they’re up to!!

    They want officials to LIE to us!!

    This is NOT what people VOTED for, and even if they had–EVEN if they HAD!!–even IF we were in the minority, which we AREN’T!!–decent people CANNOT countenance the irrational, the gross INCOMPETENCE and unparalleled CRIME unfolding before our eyes!!

    Nothing can excuse or legitimize their breathtaking BETRAYAL of this REPUBLIC–no, not even an election!!

    We have no leadership–we cannot rely on the “press.”

    It comes down to US–we ACT, or we LOSE this democracy, sit still and watch it and the WORLD careen over a PRECIPICE!!

  • Y’know what would be hilarious trolling?

    For people to start spreading the story that Mike Pence is already setting up to invoke Section 4 of the 25th Amendment — the one where a President can be involuntarily declared unfit and unable to carry out his duties, even over his objections. All it would need is Pence plus simple majorities in Congress to approve it.

    The fun part is to repeat the meme this is already the plan and that Pence, Ryan, McConnell and the rest of the GOP leadership are just waiting for Donald to become even more loathed than he already is, and then pull the trigger. But it could happen any day now, because things are happening faster than anybody would’ve guessed. No presidential ‘honeymoon’ period, a number of terrible blunders in the 1st days, several blatantly unconstitutional EOs, an approval rating that was lousy to begin with and already dropping like a boat-anchor…plus of course the terrible and humiliating embarrassment of having such a poorly attended inauguration.

    I know a lot of ya hate and fear Pence, and so do I. But this would have the double-whammy of making the orange hellbeast mistrust Pence and freeze him out of his inner circle faster than you can say, “Someone stole those strawberries!”

    Sample tweet: “Just heard from reliable sources Pence already taking 1st steps to remove his boss from office under Amendment 25, Section 4. #UnfitMadman”

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      I like it. I think that the GOP will dump Trump eventually anyway but this would cause them more chaos.

      • Cuberly

        Yep, the Trumpanzees would FREAK!

      • *That* is the whole point. To foment chaos and division between them.

        I also happen to think if he keeps behaving like this, he won’t last the year, maybe only six months.

    • Cuberly

      I hear ya.

      Looking at Trump’s irresponsible handling of things over the past few days it’s meted chaos, he endangers alliances and pacts that bear egregious consequences. On to many fronts to mention.

      But both Ryan and McConnell have admitted they’re involved in a “non-conventional” Presidency. I think they’re still giddy about getting their dark deeds done.

      Just an opinion but I think it’ll have to get considerably and measurably worse before they act. With the caveat, the fact they’ll wait till it gets THAT bad is frightening as fuck.

      • Lazycrockett

        MSNBC showed a clip of Greta interviewing Ryan who was over the moon and giddy as hell as he talked bout destroying the healthcare system in this country. So as long as Drumpf is signing what is sent to him he ain’t being taken down by his own party.

        • Cuberly

          Yep. That’s the way I see it.

          We REALLY need to learn to stop giving the GOP any sort of credit. I’m as guilty of it as anyone else. But first and foremost, they just don’t fucking care.

      • RoFaWh

        Ryan and McConnell are fools.

        There’s an old tag line about those who sup with the devil – use a long spoon.

        • Cuberly

          Well they’re Republicans, short sighted as hell.

    • safari

      4/25 celebration?

    • DaddyRay

      Trump would go off the rails – he already is insecure and worried about internal leaks

      • safari

        He should be worried. Everyone’s leaking how crazy he is behaving.

        • TampaDink

          No one more so than he is, himself.

      • He’s also terrified of being betrayed by those close to him.

    • DaddyRay

      We could also use Republicans blind hatred of Liberals by saying we absolutely don’t want Pence to use Amendment 25 Section 4 because we can’t stand Pence. They will have no choice but to try and make it happen because they only know how to be spiteful

    • TampaDink
    • Treant

      Plus carry signs reading, “Impeach President Pence!”

      Now, I mean. Let it be known we’re aware that Trump isn’t competent and that, therefore, Pence is the actual power in Washington.

    • JCF

      “freeze him out of his inner circle faster than you can say, “Someone stole those strawberries!”

      Heh, I posted a Caine Mutiny analogy just yesterday (great minds!).

    • The_Wretched

      I’m sure the republicans were going to remove him. I’m also sure they had not considered it would be so soon that they had to.

  • geru

    I’m assuming that Trump will next call the US Department of health and demand that the director makes a statement confirming the large size of his hands.

    • Lazycrockett

      Kinda OT but doesn’t the president have to be examined by a Military doctor once a year and those results have to be released to the public, or is that one of those traditional things?

      • TampaDink

        I’m sure that rule will not be a requirement under this administration, since we already have the definitive word on his health. Remember, all of his tests are positive.

        • safari

          And yet in the last month Donald’s doctor said “If something happens to him, then it happens to him.” He was quick to follow that he doesn’t see anything wrong at the moment.

          • TampaDink

            The check has long since cleared….he wrote what he was told to write, beyond that…and the invitation to attend the grand event, I doubt that Dr. Feelgood gives a rats ass whether Donnie lives or dies.

    • safari

      His handprint was discovered at Madame Tussaud’s. It is in the 10-20th percentile. For his height it means they are even tinier than other men his size.
      https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/aug/03/donald-trump-hand-display-madame-tussaud-wax-museum

      • MaryJOGrady

        Now, Mexico’s former president Vicente Fox, that man has large hands. Just sayin’.

      • grada3784

        I’ve been given to understand that one’s hands shrink if they’re used to grope others too much.

      • OdieDenCO

        but donny is still growing. he put on an inch just last year. I imagine with in a year he’ll be 12′ 4”. his hand just haven’t caught up yet /s

  • Lazycrockett

    Rachel 1st 1/2 hour was very interesting.

    • Lazycrockett
      • Ross

        Trumpy keeps screaming about VOTER fraud.

        I suspect this is to draw attention away from the paperless voting machines being HACKED.

        • safari

          As a reminder, Michigan has paper ballots but they can’t be hand counted if the machine breaks. So… yeah.

        • MΩebym

          The kind of hacking that had the greatest effect on the election was not the hacking of voting machines (though I’m not saying this didn’t happen), but the hacking of people’s minds.

          • safari

            Though proprietary, non-auditable by third parties, paperless voting machines are a really dumb idea.

          • TampaDink

            Thank you, James Comey. /sarcasm.

      • JCF

        Also said, reports that Drumpf may issue Executive Order removing sanctions on Russia.

        I think the shit may really be about to hit the fan!

        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7476736cf236e2c120a536b1841aa7176f29a235442c075cf3e0ef6180b7a503.jpg

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    It says something when a President creates by his very presence a hashtag called #GovtByBrainfart I kid you not.

    https://twitter.com/hashtag/GovtByBrainfart?src=hash

  • JerryRich

    White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the call simply demonstrated that Trump’s management style is to be “so accessible, and constantly in touch”.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/79787de2caf7b5e7db52ab9b2f403124594d81c6ff1bbcfcee34058c84da9a4b.jpg

    • TampaDink

      It sounds like hers was a cryptic plea for help. “He’s constantly trying to be in touch with my pussy!”

  • Ryan Hunter

    At this rate this guy is going to burn out in a month.

    • grada3784

      President Micromanager?

      That long?

  • houstonray
    • DaddyRay

      The “T” is silent

    • safari

      Never refer to him as Trump, either. Use his first name. He hates that.

      • Lazycrockett

        Drumpf!

      • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

        The Donald.

        • DaddyRay

          Don-the-Con

        • DaddyRay

          Little “Hands” Donnie

        • safari

          Just Donald will do. Or Don. If I’m feeling snarky I’ll say Conald.

        • Treant

          Benedict Donald if you’re nasty.

          • grada3784

            I’m just so very nasty.

          • safari

            That might confuse him. Is it possible to make him think he’s a breakfast dish?

          • Treant

            I think, if you flatter his useless ass enough, you can get him to think he’s anything you want.

            I’m terrible at manipulating narcissists. I tend to tell them what I think of them and watch them leave forever.

    • Max_1

      Alt-President is as close as I get…

      • Dreaming Vertebrate

        Putin’s pee pee puppet works for me.

    • Unless absolutely unavoidable, I call him ‘Donald’ or else one of the many really nasty insult-names I have for him, all neatly arranged in a spreadsheet and plugged into my Chrome ‘name-changer’ add-on.

      Today, he is President Spunkbubble. Tomorrow, he’ll be something else. I’m thinking perhaps ‘Shitegoblin’.

      • CharlestonDave

        I’ve been using “Hair Pumpkinfuehrer” but I do confess an admiration for somebody else’s Orange Shitgibbon. And there’s always the classic “Hair Furor.”

    • JCF

      Drumpf. Tonight on “The Daily Show”, Lawrence Fishburn was just calling him “45” (I’ve seen people calling him “Dolt 45”).

    • bdsmjack

      Orangeturd.

  • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson

    It will be one week tomorrow. Since then, the wheels have fallen off, and we’re skidding down the mountain with a forest of old growth trees ahead.

    I know it’s bad when I went to my weekly visit with my therapist and we spent most of the time talking about the shitgibbon. She’s a very smart and well-informed woman, but she tells me I think ahead on what’s happening and predict future events accurately, in a linear method. She told me I’m not delusional nor paranoid. We spend about a half hour talking about her concerns and fears, and her challenges in trying to bolster confidence in her patients. (Disclaimer: I’ve known her and her husband for years as psychologists and they’ve helped me greatly over the years. We are the same age, with similar backgrounds and we lost our parents about the same time. She is a thorough professional and never refers to any specific person or persons.).

    When your therapist with a PhD from an Ivy League school confesses that they don’t have answers…. we’re screwed.

    • Treant

      Even with my EGD and colonoscopy, this has been the longest week of my friggin’ life. It’s just been one blow after another.

      And regrettably, like you, I’m fairly good at predicting the future. And frankly, the cheery, bright short-term futures are snapping off like shattering light-bulbs.

    • JCF

      “we spent most of the time talking about the shitgibbon”

      It was a major topic before and after my choir practice, too. [My choir director is back from DC, and her participation (along w/ her husband—my fellow tenor!) in the Women’s March. 🙂 ]

      • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson

        And that’s good!

        But I feel that it’s now time for righteous anger, time to rail against the money changers, knock over their business tables, and drive them out of the temple.

        Sometimes we have to unify and literally fight back when our lives are at stake. We have so much worth defending and preserving. We have a whole generation who’ve lived through 16 out of their 20 years with America at war.

        I feel we are headed for chaos and civil unrest by summer. I sense that a lot can and will be undone by June, given the breakneck speed with which things have happened in JUST ONE WEEK.

        This is not normal.

  • Oh, Parker

    I’m betting the last woman to actually see Hair Furor’s tiny penis was Raquel Welch in a tiny submarine.

  • Lazycrockett
  • zhera

    Richard Spencer just can’t catch a break:

    http://distractify.com/news/2017/01/26/alt-right-hook

    LOLZ! The question though: Was it the same puncher, and if so, is that proof it was faked for sympathy?

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    GOP Congress may salivate over Trump but the GOP governors seem to hate this asshole. Here’s another one that’s mad at him:

    http://www.salon.com/2017/01/26/i-have-asked-and-it-hasnt-happened-now-for-the-last-18-months-illinois-gop-governor-complains-donald-trump-hasnt-called-about-violence-in-chicago/

  • Richard B

    Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is a long-term pattern of abnormal behavior characterized by exaggerated feelings of self-importance, an excessive need for admiration, and a lack of understanding of others’ feelings. People affected by it often spend a lot of time thinking about achieving power or success, or about their appearance. They often take advantage of the people around them.
    Does this sound familiar?
    This is more than vanity.
    We are dealing with a unwell illegitimate POTUS being advised by a alcoholic wife beating white supremacist(see Steve Bannon pic below) who is threatening America’s major cities tonight and also picking a fight with Mexico.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/74491afbfd69fe07d671fa58e5b92eb280c2789c63518111296a6016c03636b1.jpg

    • Lazycrockett

      Its up to us to make sure he is stopped.

    • Treant

      Now that…that is one hot, hot piece of white supremacist daddy. Ooh, yeah, you couldn’t keep me off that stud.

  • Max_1

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2c7c9334ebdcd74f792bc72dfc14df3aa6e424c766d20cc5a4ff62d9e0b73522.gif

    THE PARTY TOLD YOU TO REJECT THE EVIDENCE OF YOUR EYES AND EARS. – Hair Twittler

  • Lazycrockett
  • Max_1
    • William

      It’s all that saltpeter she doses his food with.

  • Max_1
  • Max_1
    • Max_1

      This happened 5 days ago… I’m sure it’s been fixed having read through what @WauchulaGhost has been Tweeting out. However, it does point to an inflated belief of Donald’s that the GOP has great security. The best. And of course, so does Donald. It Alt-proves it!

      https://twitter.com/WauchulaGhost/status/823048822867660800

  • DaddyRay
    • Treant

      Shit. Mannix is on right now on MeTV.

  • SDG

    I always used to wonder what it was like to live in the Soviet Union… I will skip going to the USA… as I don’t really want to know, now.

  • coram nobis

    “This is not a new world. It is simply an extension of what began in the old one.”

    https://youtu.be/oADlQPJ_Zfc

  • Max_1
  • Max_1
    • Treant

      He’s the best at sucking. He’s gonna suck so badly that nobody else could ever suck that much. He’s gonna suck big league. Big league.

      • Max_1

        He sucks bigly… GLORY HOLE.

  • Max_1

    Millions of illegal voters… Sean Spicer, Steven Bannon, Steve Mnuchin, Jared Kushner, Tiff Trump… And this woman. Who else voted twice for Trump?

    Iowa Woman Arrested After Voting for Trump Twice Because the ‘Polls Are Rigged’
    http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/10/iowa-woman-arrested-after-voting-for-trump-twice.html

  • SammySeattle

    Sorry about your penis

  • Max_1
  • justme

    a five year old..
    With 65 years of do overs..

  • *Trump’s management style is to be “so accessible, and constantly in touch.”*

    Also known as “breathing down people’s necks.”

  • JCF

    Things more pleasant thanTrump’s “accessible, and constantly in touch” management style:

    http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view5/3578725/little-shop-of-horrors-dentis-o.gif

    But re this incident—

    https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-tEjzh3Zdf_Q/V1ltIj4pt0I/AAAAAAAAheY/Xm9QfrhOWxkKv85iKg5vHfWRBMIV-0XZgCLcB/s1600/63594749.jpg

    The New Normal.

  • The Professor

    He truly represents his voters. Petty, petulant, selfish, and no regard for facts whatsoever.

  • JT

    Dan Savage launches ‘Impeach the Motherf*cker Already!’ campaign

    http://www.impeachthemotherfuckeralready.com/

    Impeach the Motherfucker Already!

  • Pluto Animus

    Slightly off-topic, but I just thought of a good Trump meme.

    Putin is screwing Trump from behind.

    “Vlad the Impaler”

  • Pete

    Eugene Delgaudio is working all his republican connections ( until recently, he was a Virginia county commissioner) to land him an appointment in the tRump administration. All the deplorables are flocking to the tRump administration I feel sorry for the poor Park Services guy who had to endure the direct confrontation with Conald tRump.

  • Tomcat

    Someone needs to inform Joe Scarborough that Vincenti Fox is NOT the only person comparing Trump to Hitler. Just because Trump has not executed the Jews, YET doe not mean the comparison is not valid.
    All Joe does is defend Trump and try to convince people he just needs more time.
    Well if Hitler were given more time we would all be German today.

    • zhera

      Wasn’t he at Mar-a-lago over the newyears? Pretending to be ‘working’?

      He’s so far up trumPee’s butt he’ll never see daylight again.

  • Tom (wpg)
  • Tomcat

    Trump is using VOTESTAND for his belief millions of illegals voted.
    Now he will with his REPUBLICAN investigation, prove it.
    Anyone believe a REPUBLICAN investigation will be honest?

    • edrex

      anyone believe a republican?

  • HKDaniel

    Here’s the definitive crowd shot, a time lapse of the entire event.

    Notice that at the end of the video the crowd is leaving, so this shows the crowd at its ‘largest’.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdantUf5tXg

    • DaddyRay

      Maybe since a lot of his supporters like to where white hoods we didn’t see them against the white tarp

  • Chris Davis

    President crybaby doesn’t have time for daily national security briefings but he has time to call around for photos.

  • kareemachan

    Sounds like a loser move to me.

  • rusty57

    I’m starting to think Mr Trump has not read the job description.

    • Ross

      In order to read a job description, one first needs to know how to read.

      And comprehend.

      Trumpy is not very good at the former. And wholly lacked the latter ability.

  • Boreal
  • Boreal
  • bambinoitaliano
  • greenmanTN

    His complexion has gone sour orange, to paleface recently, to bright red,

    He looks like he’s about to have a stroke.

  • 2patricius2

    Meanwhile, no one is talking about his incompetent handling of aid to tornado ravaged areas of the country despite pleas from Republican governors.

    • Lazycrockett

      Didn’t the counties in the most need vote blue? There is your answer.

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