McConnell: Please Trump, Get Off The Twitter Machine

Politico reports:

As Donald Trump heads to Florida this weekend to give a campaign-style rally, Mitch McConnell made one more plea to the Republican president: Try to stay on message. The Senate majority has been trying for months — unsuccessfully — to convince Trump to adapt McConnell’s own disciplined style. The Kentucky Republican says that Trump’s White House is pursuing many of the policy goals that the Capitol Hill GOP prefers, but that Trump’s style is at odds with McConnell’s own methodical style.

“Well, I’ve been pretty candid with him and all of you that I’m not a great fan of daily tweets. What I am a fan of is what he’s been actually doing,” McConnell told reporters on Friday before the weeklong Presidents Day recess. “I’ve not been a fan of the extra discussions that he likes to engage in. But we’re going to solider on.”

The canny GOP leader has been directly challenging Trump to change his messaging approach. McConnell this week advised Trump to lay off Twitter and told the Weekly Standard Trump would be “10 to 15 points higher if he allowed himself to stay on message.”

Canny, Gracie?

  • fuck you, you fucking fascist. yes, i just called you that. if you ‘like what he is doing’ you are a fascist. period.

    and you’re stupid if you think there is any chance he’ll quit tweeting. pootie likes him that way just fine, and anyway he loves the attention.

    • Todd20036

      Honestly, I don’t think he does much fucking

      • Joe in PA

        Gross…I just had lunch.

      • yeah, if there is a poster for “Impotence” he should be on it.

        • Rambie

          His picture causes impotence, can you imagine how bad it would be to be in physical proximity of him?!

      • Derrick Johns

        Hope not. Neither he nor the Donald. But those two women shouldn’t have married these two hideous creatures. It’s your burden bitches.

      • Derrick Johns

        for the sake of his wife I hope not. I don’t know how Melania deals with it every two months. Having that orange colored creep crawl upon her. For McConnell’s wife it can’t be any better. Po’ gals.

        • clay

          Celie: He just climb on top of me and do his business.

        • charemor

          They probably keep bags in their night stands to put over their heads.

      • JohnoFr

        Ugh I hope not for his poor wife. Imagine that turtle skin flapping in your face while he’s diligently methodically pounding away. Probably wheezing while at it.

        • safari
          • Derrick Johns

            LOL But where…where does a turtle’s penis lie? Never mind. I don’t want to know.

          • westford

            Ha! A turtle’s penis cannot lie like a Trump. It would go extinct.

            (Pic is a box “turtle” – actually a tortoise – and it’s penis is just where you think it is – and long enough to get outside the shell. Since you are a natural history buff, If you want to see a penis that’s really “screwed” up, Google duck penis.)

          • Derrick Johns

            Well, thank you, westford. I learned something this evening…I think.

          • Acronym Jim

            A least turtles are cute when they’re trying to mate with shoes.

        • rubellapox2

          Eeeeeewwwwwwww…. lol..

        • unsavedheathen

          That marriage is all about fucking the environment and if there is a single word that describes Elaine Chao, it is not “poor.”

  • Tawreos

    The message is what’s bad, the method of delivery won’t change it.

    • i think what he’s really saying is “let other people send the message by more traditional channels that we control.” drumpf has no clue how to speak Politician.

      • Tawreos

        Even put in politicalese it will still be a shitty message for most of the country.

    • Carl

      He’s just mad Donald broke the code.

  • Jeffg166

    Good luck with that.

  • AtticusP

    That’s right, Donald. Keep your fucking mouth shut, and sign anything that we put in front of you, no matter how regressive and fascist it might be.

    And once we’ve wrung you dry, we’ll kick you to the curb and bring Pence in to do the job.

    It’s the Republican way.

    • clay

      Yeah, it’s hard to tell if he’s complaining as Majority Leader of the Senate, or as GOP elder-statesman. Mitch, are tRumP’s tweets hurting the Executive branch, or are they hurting the GOP’s reputation?

  • Judas Peckerwood

    How do you like your monster now, Dr. Frankenstein?

    • Rambie

      Unfortunately, they like him fine as long as he’s passing their agenda

  • Frostbite

    You tied yourself to that horse, ride ’em cowboy!

    • Dirk Prophet

      And fuck the horse too.

      • Todd20036

        If it’s a choice between the horse and McConnell….

        • Dirk Prophet

          It’s a dirty job but…

          • Lumpy Gaga

            “What, and leave politics?”

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        • TampaDink

          At this point, dying via Kenneth Pinyan method seems far preferable to living under the regime of Hair Furor.

      • Rex

        The horse is fucking them.

        • Acronym Jim

          The ass. It’s the ass that’s fucking them.

    • Paula

      I think I’ll just leave this here. Ride ’em, Mitch!

    • NancyP

      Not a chance that Trump will pay any attention to you, Mitch…

  • Todd20036

    Using Twitter is bad enough, but the fact that Trump is about as professional as a clown at a funeral, I’d say you aren’t going to get him to change.

    And that is a good thing. The more he shows his mental instability to the nation, the more neutered he becomes as even the tea bagger congressmen will have to eventually shut him up

  • Lumpy Gaga

    CNN had to remind Peter King (R-NY) today that Trump works “for us now”, and not “for Donald Trump”. King said that what’s good for Donald is good for the country, and you guys in the press suck and lie.

    • sfjohn

      king is such an asshole!!

  • Chuck in NYC

    “…what he’s been actually doing.”

    Translation: Signing whatever we put in front of him.

    • clay

      but . . . doesn’t tweeting count as “what he’s been actually doing”?

  • Pollos Hermanos

    I imagine McConnell’s job nowadays is like a parent who has to scold their mentally challenged child every time they do something inappropriate.

    • Michael R

      Is that bad ?

  • another_steve

    World: Please McConnell, get off the planet.

  • popebuck1

    Oh, don’t pretend you don’t love it, Mitch. The media goes crazy every time 45 declares Twitter war on, I dunno, Charlie Sheen and Popsicles – and meanwhile, you and Pence get to quietly legislate us all back to the Stone Age.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Oh, and Donald is flying to Boeing’s side this week.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    [Stamping feet] “YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND ME! I HATE YOU!”

    — POTUS

  • Michael R
    • Lars Littlefield

      However, Mitch is certainly no daughter of the revolution. They’d disapprove of his confederate ass even more than he disapproves of Trump..

  • Boreal
    • Lazycrockett

      Is that Sandra Day O’Connor before?

      • Boreal

        Not sure.

      • TampaDink

        I think it is Sandra Day Mitch McConnell.

      • now there’s one i will never forgive. yall realize where we are at today would not have happened but for her cowardice. grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

    • Derrick Johns

      See, he’s got a little of J. Edgar Hoover in him.

      • Boreal

        He probably did have some of J. Edgar Hoover in him. Wink, wink.

    • greenmanTN

      Miss Otis Regrets, but not nearly as much as the rest of us.

  • Lazycrockett

    I was watching MSNBC last night and they showed the turtle doing some photo op with one of Drumpf cabinet wanna bes and the old fart can’t even smile. Just sat their with his mouth open like a carved pumpkin.

    • TampaDink

      You just caused me to imagine Mr. Turtle being carved up like a pumpkin. My mood has slightly improved, thank you.

  • Derrick Johns

    LOL @ the Twitter machine? I guess it’s technically ok. But it sounds funny. Us old folks don’t know what to say, do we?

  • bkmn

    Sorry bitch, you own him and his twatter account.

  • Ninja0980

    Nope, you wanted this asshole in office so you could pursue your agenda, you got him.
    Let’s hope that when he burns out, he takes your entire party with him.

  • TheManicMechanic

    HAHAHA, suck it, Turtle Face. He’s your problem which you created and enabled.

  • another_steve

    Trump’s base can’t absorb writing containing more than 140 characters.

    I’m afraid we’re stuck with the tweets.

    • MusicBear88

      Trump himself can’t absorb (let alone write) anything containing more than 140 characters.

      Yes, there have been tweets that span multiple boxes, but you see how coherent they are…

  • geoffalnutt

    Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!!!!

  • teeveedub

    OT: In case there hasn’t been enough scandal or outrage or insanity this week:

    • AJ Drew

      uff… Jeffrey Epstein… DT’s “good friend.”

      • djcoastermark

        Birds of a feather.

  • Senator Yurtle still wants us to believe we have a President who is just a little undisciplined and unfocused, as opposed to a power-mad megalomaniac fascist who just left for his third straight weekend vacay to get badly craved ego-fluffing at yet another Bundestag rally.

    But hey, it’s the ‘going off message’ he has a problem with, not the fact Donald’s been issuing illegal executive orders like some tin-pot fascist dictator. That’s just the GOP way!

  • Treant

    Please, McConnell, get off your traitorous ass and do something about this mess.

  • Jeffrey

    His approval ratings would be 50 points higher if he shot his own head off.

  • Rex

    How many more dumbass tweets before McConnell has a heart attack?

  • mikeinftl

    “Trump get off that Twitter machine and get on the Rimming machine, that I am on now!” Mitch

  • Rex

    Of all the clowns that crowded the republican clown car last year, the orange one was the one you decided to back. Now he keeps throwing pies in your face and you’re complaining. Too damn bad.

  • Kim K’s Kute Koochy✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ
    • Lars Littlefield

      The genitals are the correct size.

  • Tiger Quinn

    So if we knew less about Trump than you do, Mitch, we’d like him better? Wow.

  • Lars Littlefield

    Trump, honey. Don’t you pay the turtle man no mind. You just keep on keeping on and everything will be just fine. 😀

  • liondon#iamnotatraitor

    …and whats all this talk of “iced cream” ?

  • bambinoitaliano

    When you follow behind a horse ass that never stop pooping, what are you going to expect? Ain’t no time to complaint!

    • Derrick Johns

      You know, when I was into gardening I used to collect horse shit. One time a cop stopped me at night. He asked, “what are you doing” I explained that I needed the horse poop for my garden. The cop didn’t say anything more. He just rode off.

      One time when a small circus (very small) was in town, I was coming out of Fairmount Park. It was about 1:00am so y’all know what kind of park it was. I asked a circus employee if I could have the elephant droppings. She gave them to me–enough to fill up a plastic bag. But she told me that elephant poop was much too strong, and the droppings would have to be mixed with soil before putting it around plants.
      I rode home on the Broad Street Subway carrying that elephant poop. I guess those folks on the subway thought that I was one funky faggot.

  • Pete

    I heard on NPR that Trump has 25Million followers on his Twitter feed. He will never give this up.

  • anne marie in philly

    you wanted him as POTUS, turtle; now you’re stuck with him. DOUCHEBAG!

  • T-Batwoman

    Good luck, drumpf is like a cat high on catnip playing with a laser pointer, all over the fucking place.

  • Ernest Endevor

    Loser. Sad.

  • vernacular100
    • Gianni

      Yes, and one of them is now President of the United States.

  • TuuxKabin

    Turn off the bubble machine, woulda somebody please turn off the bubble machine.

  • OdieDenCO

    “..What I am a fan of is what he’s been actually doing,” really mcconnell? you’re a fan of destroying our democracy and of destroying our economy with useless trade wars and deporting the only workers willing to work agriculture? you are just as much a traitor as donny is.

  • Oh, Parker

    It’s a little difficult when you don’t know what your message is to begin with.

  • Henry Auvil

    Yertle don’t tweet. He still carries a beeper.

  • Skip Intro

    Saddle up, Turtle. You too, Eddie Munster. Y’all will ride off into the sunset together.

  • Hunter M

    Trump just doesn’t seem the type to follow McConnell’s style. Can’t see him pulling his head and limbs into his shell.

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    It’s a question of style. Mitch is more Dorothy. Donald is a little bit Blanche and a little bit Rose.

  • boobert

    Just another straight white man with a tiny penis !

    • TJay229

      But aren’t….. Nevermind.

    • LesbianTippingHabits

      I think that Donald Trump is actually an aspiring Transgender Lesbian.

      That explains his curiosity about you-know-what. Thank you.

  • Carl

    This is so sad. Trump is who he is. There’s no point in bargaining with this reality.

  • Halou

    If you don’t like what you’re getting then perhaps you shouldn’t have bought it? You own this shitbag McConnell, you own it.

  • Paula

    Don’t listen to him, donnie. We need the laughs that your tweets bring us.

  • Lawerence Collins
    • Paula Key

      Have a look at the payments made by the NRA – blood money!

  • Acronym Jim

    So it’s not the leaks policies that are the problem, it’s the fake news president?

  • Acronym Jim

    “What I am a fan of is what he’s been actually doing”

    Tomorrow’s headline should be “McConnell a Fan of Trump’s Failed Policies.”

  • bmoore4026

    Well, you opened the box, Pandora

  • Gerry Fisher

    You like anything that helps you win and maintain power, even if it’s the opposite of what you liked yesterday.

  • glass

    The best thing to ever happen to donnie is Twitter. He makes himself look like the fool he is. I hope he stays on Twitter as long as possible. He will hang himself with his outrage.

  • Robert Conner

    STFU you Neo-Confederate piece of shit.

  • Whicker Park

    Slow and steady moves the turtle….