Trump Compares Immigrants To Deadly Snakes With Poem Meant To Bolster Support For Border Wall [VIDEO]

The Independent reports:

Donald Trump compared immigrants to a treacherous snake that bites its host as he commemorated his 100th day as President.

Mr Trump read the lyrics of Al Wilson’s 1968 song “The Snake,” in which a woman takes an ill snake into her home only for it to bite her once it has recovered. He also paused to point out to his audience it was a metaphor for “the border.”

During his speech to a rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Mr Trump dedicated his recital to Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly and anti-immigration agencies.

  • liondon#iamnotatraitor

    …the irony is making me nauseous.

  • j.martindale

    Actually, it works pretty well as a metaphor for Russian influence on the election.

    • cleos_mom

      It also works pretty well as a metaphor for the eventual consequences to those who voted for him. Not that they won’t just blame someone else: that’s what makes him a kindred spirit.

  • Look at the crowd. Vanilla has more flavor than that.

    • Silver Badger

      I counted 4 brown people in the picture. I wonder how much he had to pay them? Then again, every group has its crazies.

      • Quislings inhabit all groups

    • Dramphooey

      There is one person of color they sat behind Trump. Other than that a lot of white trash like the guy in what appears to be a vinyl vest. They’ve also got some typical low level Republican volunteers like the chinless wonder in the cheap coat and the gushing old bat in the red, white and blue scarf. My favorite is the nearly dead old man in the oversized MAGA hat. What an ugly group of people.

      • BearEyes

        central casting

  • Bj Lincoln

    The man has no shame.
    Did his supporters understand what a metaphor is? Was ANY of them surprised by his comparing immigrants to snakes? Does he understand the hate he unleashed AGAIN on innocent people?!
    Drumpf is dangerous.

    • He understands and it’s exactly what he wants. If he can’t get what he wants by means of the federal government, he can get what he wants through his insidious followers.

    • Todd20036

      Hitler 2.0

      • Silver Badger

        Or perhaps 0.2

    • https://www.facebook.com/Channel4News/videos/10154796134551939/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED

      “When one of you messes up he blames your entire group. Now you know what it feels like to be a minority.”
      Comedian Hasan Minhaj addresses journalists and their relationship with Donald J. Trump at the annual White House Correspondents’ dinner.

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        A few in the audience looked a bit uncomfortable.

        • John30013

          As well they should have. Media’s enablement of Trump is a major reason for his presence in the White House.

      • Todd20036

        Ok. Can we PLEASE stop talking about how sexy he is, and what he looks like naked, and how you’d like to get him in a sling and make him shout out his God’s name, and how you want to kiss him and hold him?

        Can we at least try to just once not bring a viable political discourse down into the sewer?

        Well, you’re thinking about it now. And shame on you!!

    • Mrs. Councillor Nugent

      Speaking of some taking a snake into 1600 Penn. . .

  • Andymac3

    He could have told them it was parable from the book of Eli and they would have still cheered and called him a good xtian.

  • Michael R

    He’s run out of material . SAD !!!

  • olandp

    It seems to me that the metaphor would make Don the Con the snake.

  • Tiger Quinn

    So people who come to this country are actually a threat once you take them in and care for them.

    I came to America in 1980. I became a citizen. I served in its military. I have never considered “going back” or that I was anything other than an American (except for those cultural things you hang on to). I’m simply disgusted.

    • Tomcat

      Well it must be true because look at what his family did to us after being immigrants.

      • Bj Lincoln

        If someone was born and raised here, they are Americans and not immigrants. Drumpf is a traitor to our nation and to the family who came here that this traitorous seed was spawned.

    • Bj Lincoln

      As an American who was taught we all came here looking for a better life and we are a Melting Pot of people with open shores and hearts, I thank you for choosing to come here. I thank you for choosing to become an American and choosing to serve our country. Those “cultural things you hang on to” add to our changing traditions and culture. My favorite is the food. While I can see why you are disgusted, as am I, do not think we are all hateful of differences. It’s our differences that Make America great, not our ignorant hate.

      • gaymex1

        Thanks for saying that I was going to do a similar post.

        • Bj Lincoln

          You are welcome.

          • Tiger Quinn

            You’re both right gents. Have a good one.

      • Tiger Quinn

        I didn’t really have a choice at ten (and the IRA blew up our house), but thank you kindly. 🙂

      • Robincho

        The pot is melting, all right — like Margaret Hamilton in her final Wizard of Oz scene…

      • David Walker

        I hate with all my heart the horrors, the terrors that our Chechen brother and sisters are now being subjected to.

        What I hat as much, possibly even more, is that I would never invite any of those beaten, assaulted men (it seems to be an attack on gay men) to seek asylum in the US. Until January of this year, I would have felt hope in asking the government to provide sanctuary here. Now, and I feel so fucking hopeless and angry and bitter about this, I wouldn’t even suggest it. Face it: Even if they did get through customs, perhaps because of a gay customs agent, they are the epitome of what ‘Murkans hate most: 1. Queers, 2. Brown of skin, 3. Muslim per geography.

        The new chorus I direct will be singing this as part of our debut concert. It is not the bombastic, wrap-yourself-in-the-flag Irving Berlin extravaganza; rather, it’s a lot more personal. Sorry for the Patriotic Fervor Narration at the beginning of this video. We’re starting it with a reading of “The New Colossus” with the reading ending with chorus taking over. Feel free to skip to 0:45
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3g-Wm7ZJhfs
        I wonder if this will ever mean anything again.

        • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

          Thank you, David. By the way, you can start a video at a point after the beginning by Sharing and Starting At a point in the video. (Usually less than an hour; it’s not consistent after an hour, in my experience.)

          https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/abecdd6ae1c62f98a4b6ca753bc77b651ab31e2880909e98401ed7d10d277a6b.jpg

        • gaymex1

          It’s just so fucking sad, David. You spend your entire life believing in freedom, equality and justice for everyone–believing with your whole heart…and now this! It truly is heartbreaking.

    • gaymex1

      …and imagine that there are folks who were once immigrants who actually voted for this horror.

      • FAEN

        They’re from the ‘we have ours so fuck everyone else’ school of thought.

        Disgusting bastards.

        • cleos_mom

          Siblings under the skin to humanoid units who insist that civil liberties are a Gawd-given right — “but surely you can’t be suggesting that they apply to THOSE people.”

    • kaydenpat

      It’s kind of ironic that he feels that way about immigrants given that two of his three wives are foreigners.

      • AC

        as was his mother

        ohhh, I see

    • Gerry Fisher

      I’m disgusted here, too. Especially at the audience. Look at that grinning fool to his right. “What *fun*!”

    • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

      As well should we all be.

  • Tomcat

    Anyone know what the white stuff on chicken shit is?
    Me either but it is the same thing that is in the corners of trumps mouth.

  • Tomcat

    100 hundred days of propagating hate for one another.
    What an achievement for a president.

  • Leo

    I love that even Beauregard Secession edited filth out of his speech but Drumpf was just like, fuck it, we’re going all in. If Al was alive he’d go OFF on this creature.

    • Silver Badger

      Al?

      • Leo

        Wilson?

        • Silver Badger

          All the Al’s that come to mind are still alive.

        • Tiger Quinn

          Jolson.

  • greenmanTN

    The man who claimed he would drain the swamp instead surrounded himself with alligators. If there is a snake around here it’s in the Oval Office.

  • Dramphooey

    “The border.” Yes, you probably did need to explain it to that crowd of morons.

  • TuuxKabin

    sickest mofo along side his enabling supporters, putin and all the world hating so called leaders. A scourge to the planet. PLEASE ITMFA and take him out of office.

  • Jonty Coppersmith

    Speaking of hombres malos…….

  • Dramphooey

    Here’s the interesting metaphor: a snake is just a maligned creature that looks scary. They eat rodents which are a real menace to humans. Snakes aren’t vicious; they bite when they feel endangered and they don’t seek out humans to attack.

    If you want poison look at Trump and that nasty looking crowd behind him.

    • Gerry Fisher

      His supporters are drawing more of my attention, there days. SCPOTUS? Just more of the same.

  • Stogiebear

    I guess this means St. Patrick drove his mother out of Ireland too.

    • Silver Badger

      St. Patrick was an immigrant.

      • billbear1961

        Actually, a SLAVE to begin with!

        • Silver Badger

          I have it on good authority that slaves are immigrants. Sort of.

          • billbear1961

            Yes, one has heard talk of that from the regime!

          • billbear1961

            I think you mean on BAD–very BAD and ILLEGITIMATE–authority, sweetie.

            EDIT: Excuse me–“authority.”

          • stuckinthewoods

            You’re generous to call Stabby good but the definition of immigrant actually indicates nothing about the move being voluntary. Sometime I read someone saying their white 17th/18th C. ancestor “came here for a better life” and wonder if it was really a voluntary relocation.

          • we’re not Australia, but you damn betcha a mess of our ancestors came over here to get away from trouble at home. every family has or had a story about one or two members along those lines.

          • stuckinthewoods

            Coming to the colonies to elude trouble at home could be one reason, but the truth is that we are Australia – but worse. Not only convicts (and there were hundreds of trivial offenses that carried the death penalty), but English poor, unfortunate Scots and Irish, were abducted, sold from work houses and parishes to landowners in the colonies, plus sold from the courts to supply labor for early colonial needs . Indenture mortality was huge. The English rich drove the multiplying English poor from once communal lands, dispossessed Scots and Irish, and shipped them over, amounting to the American colonies being much worse than Australia.
            …And that’s not even touching on African slavery in America.

  • Ninja0980

    I’d take actual snakes in the WH compared to the human one we have now.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      I see a movie in the works!

    • Adam King

      Motherfuckin’ snakes in the motherfuckin’ White House.

  • Thorn Spike

    Snakes, rats, Trump, Hitler…

    • Tiger Quinn

      “Now do a funny photo!” “But we don’t know each other – I guess we could pretend to hurt each other and smile?”

      • Adam King

        “Hurting people’s funny! Haha. Looky Daddy–funny! Give us money.”

    • Halou

      Fair question, when xenophobic fascists are adjusting the definition of immigrant to include people born in the United States, inventing the concept of “anchor babies” to disregard the established rules, specifically the 14th amendment of the US Constitution but also reiterated many times in lesser laws.

      If the law is what the far-right says it is then Melania the illegal immigrant sex worker and all her children will have to be deported back to Slovenia and the EU. She can watch as her husband’s best man friend starts a major war next door.

    • goofy_joe

      Trump’s Mom was also an immigrant.

      • Todd20036

        Illegally

      • Jeffg166

        Deport him.

    • Todd20036

      Fertilized eggs are brunch.

      • Perhaps for cannibals like yourself.

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  • barrixines
    • kaydenpat

      And we are probably heading to the bread line right about now. He certainly doesn’t know what he’s doing and Republicans don’t know how to govern. All they know how to do is obstruct Democratic Presidents.

      • Halou

        Weren’t bread queues an old Soviet tradition too?

        • greenmanTN

          Bread and circuses was Roman I think, but we’re getting a lot of that too.

          • Silver Badger

            Yes, yes we are. The pissant is a circus all by himself.

          • greenmanTN

            There might only be one clown in the car but it’s a LOT of clown!

          • David Walker

            One of the most gentle, most rousing protest songs ever. It starts about 1:05 in, if you don’t want to hear Mark’s speech.
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNQs6gSOkeU

          • greenmanTN

            Truly lovely.

      • Johnny Wyeknot

        And they will be against breadlines.

    • band

      “Republicans also controlled both the executive and legislative in 1953-54, when Republican Dwight Eisenhower was President, the GOP held a clear majority in the House, and Republicans gained a slim 48 to 47 margin over Democrats in the Senate (with one Republican-leaning independent senator). And again from 2003-06, both chambers of Congress had a Republican majority while Republican George W. Bush occupied the White House. (Those conditions also existed for part of the period from 2001-02, during which time the Senate switched majorities from Democratic to Republican and back to Democratic).”

      http://www.snopes.com/republicans-1928-control/

  • kaydenpat

    This is not my President and this is not normal. #Resist.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Unfortunately he is your president. That’s why we need to RESIST.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok
    • Dramphooey

      I’ve seen other photos and the stands were filled. They prepare for this eventuality. Here are some pictures. The remarkable thing about them is they show some protesters that snuck in. The protesters are dressed better than the Trump trash and also look a lot healthier. https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/04/30/trump-rally-goer-says-he-was-roughed-up-after-being-wrongly-ided/22061975/#slide=5010563#fullscreen

      • Dramphooey

        Wait, wait, I must correct myself. I’ve seen some other photos. The AOL photos are mostly looking down but if you see some looking up you’ll see an empty nosebleed section so it was not filled to capacity.

        • Johnny Wyeknot

          Someone commented on Twitter that they sold all the seats. People were standing on the main floor and that’s why there are seats left empty. I have no idea if this is true or not. But it does sort of makes sense in terms of the firecode.

    • bsinps

      Just a few…

  • Nic Peterson

    It should not come as a surprise to anyone that this failure of a man kept a well thumbed copy of Mein Kampf on the nightstand. What will the US version of Kristalnacht look like?

    • BobSF_94117

      He kept/keeps? a book of Hitler’s speeches by the bed, IIRC, no Mein Kampf.

  • JT

    Fake Preznit Shitstain still has very small hands.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Bingo! This is but I have always found hilarious about gated communities on the East Coast of Florida that are on the water. Especially those on the inland waterway. All you need is the boat!

      • Silver Badger

        I find gated communities to be hilarious wherever they are. How convenient for thieves to have all that wealth concentrated in one place.

      • cleos_mom

        There’s also the fact that the walls and gates might protect you from the psycho across town but not the psycho next door.

    • bsinps

      Boats? They’ve already used homemade submarines.No wall will stop them!

    • Gerry Fisher

      For all who lack basic critical thinking skills.

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      Well, drumpf’s proposed $1.3 billion cut to the Coast Guard’s budget should be a big help.

    • Jerry

      And for drug smuggling, drones are pretty cheap now.

  • DaveMiller135

    Or maybe it’s like the guy who got invited into your (White) house, by pretending to care about people, and then reverted to sucking the life out of everything he touched, once he was inside.

  • PickyPecker
  • PickyPecker
    • liondon#iamnotatraitor

      He has the same barber.

      • Adam King

        I can see where he got his looks.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Sorry to bitch about punctuation, but there should be a period after her name because that certainly is not a 1929 hairstyle.

      • ColdCountry

        That’s not a hairstyle EVER.

      • Acronym Jim

        1729 French Court.

        • cleos_mom

          More like 1929 Got Caught In A Mighty Wind.

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      She helped destroy the ozone layer by using an entire can of hairspray everyday back in the day.

    • Andymac3

      She’s definitely Scottish, as I am. She’s got the smokers lips, tightly pursed for gossip like my mums older neighbors who would spout stories of sin and scandal while hanging out the washing in the communal close (back yard surrounded by apartments). And there were lots of big hairstyles like this with the use of anything from hairspray to lard, all pretty flammable. A few decades later and the ‘Myra Hindley’ was pretty common no matter what age they were. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c13d3e91def95c9039fd5f5a7326919def76a7a98bb9810c015a6bdf6c904e0d.jpg .

  • PickyPecker
  • Tiger Quinn

    If you have not read Art Spiegelman’s “Maus,” I demand you find a copy and please do. I’ve taught this book for years, and one of the things that blows my students away every semester is the use of propoganda – I will show them Hitler’s films where they intercut Jews getting off a train with rats invading a grain silo. In Maus, Spiegelman does a lot of complex discussion about how fear and racial features are used. It has never been more terrifyingly prescient.

  • BobSF_94117

    In the song, I assume the snake has orange skin.

  • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson

    My thing about this is that the moral of this fable is so incredibly ironic when deliverved by him, and that it’s totally lost on all those hopeless ignorant white people in attendance.

    • BobSF_94117

      But you’ve gotta wonder what was going through the mind(s) of whoever wrote this performance. No one can be that dim. They’re just messing with us. There are rooms full of bright-eyed sociopaths coming up with stuff like this.

      • Adam King

        They’re not stupid, they’re hateful. Full of hate. They like Grand Theft Auto and NASCAR accidents, and movies full of crime, contempt, car crashes, arson, and explosions. Lots and lots of explosions. They worship destruction.

        • Gerry Fisher

          There was a blog post on Buzzfeed (I think) about a recent meeting of Homocons. They spent the entire time making hateful jokes about trans and non-white people. For many, this past election was an opportunity to hate freely in the open again.

      • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson

        You are referring, of course, to Stephen Miller. That man’s going to die someday in a fire he set with his own hand.

  • billbear1961

    RESIGN, you goddamned, hate-mongering DISGRACE!

    ANYONE who attempts to normalize this EVIL man, who treats this poisonous BASTARD with respect, BETRAYS this republic!

    • Silver Badger

      Separated at birth?

  • Adam King

    These Trumpist Republicans not only hate people, they hate compassion itself.

    • billbear1961

      a fascist trait

  • Do Something Nice

    He’s wrong about this. “The Snake” is actually a parable about Trump.

    • jefe5084

      it is much more fitting as a parable about Trump and all of the mindless Trumpettes. The vote for Trump, they should have known he was dangerous, and they are surprised (well a few of them are, the others think he’s SUPER). From Wiki:

      The song tells the story of a kind and tender woman who finds a frozen snake on the ground on her way to work one morning. The snake begs the woman to take it home and take care of it. She obliges and takes the snake to her home and puts it by the fireplace with a silk blanket, some honey, and some milk. When she gets home from work later that evening, she finds that the snake is now warm and revived. Feeling happy for the snake’s recovery, she picks it up and gives it a tight hug and kisses it on the head. However, the snake is actually vicious and gives the woman a bite, fatally poisoning her. She asks the snake why it bit her even though she took it in and cared for it, to which it responds, “Shut up foolish woman! You knew damn well I was a snake before you took me in!”

      • cleos_mom

        No need to use animal metaphors — plenty of us have had live-in lovers like that.

  • Halou

    Traitors gonna trait?

  • FAEN

    I’m so disgusted by this continuing xenophobia. And equally disgusted at that fawning crowd whose majority of anscestors were IMMIGRANTS!

    • Silver Badger

      Everybody’s ancestors were immigrants if you go back far enough.

      • FAEN

        At least partly. My partners great grand parents were full Cherokee but the rest of his family made their way from Scotland, England and Germany. Aside from him and few others in his family they all voted for Cheeto. It’s revolting.

        • Silver Badger

          There is argument that even the American Indians immigrated. Just a long time ago.

          • I always remind people that modern humans originated in Africa. Every place else, they’re immigrants.

          • no argument…fact
            (just my pet peeve but, they are not “Indians”)

          • FAEN

            Yes I’ve read that as well.

          • Robincho

            I’m just gonna tell you strait out, this argument has no bering on the issue under discussion…

          • Silver Badger

            I’m not quite sure why not. The topic is the pissant hating on immigrants. I am sorry if we offended.

          • Jerry

            He’s being punny…bering…strait…

          • Silver Badger

            Thank you. I hate it when I miss the obvious.

    • Halou

      When they start starving for lack of food, they can always have some of Donald Trump’s amazing chocolate cake.

    • OdieDenCO

      no worries. donny’s rehabilitation camp work release program will handle all those jobs “real americans” need done but are too “busy” to do. /s icymi

  • TexasBoy

    Because there are soooo many ‘Merikkkans that want to work in the fields to harvest fruits and vegetables in 90 degree heat for $6 an hour.

  • billbear1961

    Authoritarianism expert on surviving Trump’s next 100 days: ‘Forget your hopes’ — get ready to fight

    Author and expert on authoritarian regimes Sarah Kendzior said in a new essay for the Toronto Globe and Mail that the key to halting the autocratic ambitions of President Donald Trump is to remain vigilant and keep fighting because nothing about the next three months will be easy.

    Kendzior began by pointing out the irony that on Apr. 27, Trump issued a White House memo congratulating himself on his “100 Days of Accountability” and informing the public that he has put in place “tough ethical standards to ensure his administration works for the American people and not itself.”

    Less than 48 hours earlier, however, “Mr. Trump had sent out a text asking ‘the forgotten people’ to bid on ‘five incredible photographs of our massive inauguration.’ For the low price of one dollar, and total disregard for the emoluments clause, you too could have a slice of history from the Grifter-in-Chief!”

    This particularly seedy bit of graft got lost in the week’s noise about Trump’s failed attempt to spur Congress into a second “Trumpcare” vote, his hastily-written, completely vague “tax plan” and news about the egregious sums taxpayers are handing over to the first executive every time he leaves Washington for a weekend at his private club.

    “In return for funding this budding dynasty of kleptocrats,” Kendzior wrote, “the Trump administration promises to take away the public’s health insurance, national parks, public schools, environmental protections, civil rights and most social programs benefiting life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Under President Trump, the American Dream is a going-out-of-business sale.”

    The only thing keeping the former reality TV game show host from completely inflicting his autocratic agenda on the public, she wrote, is the widespread refusal of Americans to accept it.

    “His first 100 days were a test of checks and balances and citizen commitment to holding officials accountable. Most of the administration’s policy initiatives failed only because of the efforts of judges, representatives and citizens who objected and struck them down. Their actions were a rejection of Mr. Trump, and more importantly, a rejection of complacency,” wrote Kendzior.

    She called it an “absurd misconception” on some people’s part that Trump’s ineffective first days mean that he’s going to ultimately be “a run-of-the-mill bad president.” Trump poses a unique threat to Democracy.

    “Some of Mr. Trump’s advisers are under FBI investigation for their relationship with Russia; one had to resign after being revealed to be a foreign agent. When his press secretary isn’t rambling about ‘Holocaust centers,’ his administration is passing initiatives such as VOICE, which has been compared with Nazi protocols. This is an enormous departure from any predecessor,” she said.

    And while it has been mentally and physically exhausting for many Americans, the people resisting Trump’s government, organizing and protesting, Kendzior said, comprise Trump’s main obstacle to implementing his agenda.

    For now he remains an autocratic leader stuck with a democratic society and “what’s left of a democratic government,” she said, but “a serious crisis such as a terrorist attack or an economic crash” could provide Trump with the impetus he needs “to strip citizens of their rights.”

    Many of Trump’s critics, she said, hope that maybe he will grow and adapt to the demands of his office. Others hope that the so-called “deep state” will oust Trump from office by revealing the extent of his collusion with foreign governments like Russia to gain office.

    The first of these hopes, Kendzior said, is utter folly. The latter is a tenuous possibility given the extent to which Trump has already dismantled many of the governmental mechanisms that could bring him to heel. There is, she wrote, “no guarantee” that the process will work.

    She concluded, “A new translation of Dante’s The Inferno bears the lines: ‘Forget your hopes. They were what brought you here.’ This is good advice for those living in Mr. Trump’s special hell. The era of hope and change is over. The era of resistance and resolve is now.”

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/04/authoritarianism-expert-on-surviving-trumps-next-100-days-forget-your-hopes-get-ready-to-fight/

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

    • MBear

      Chilling

      • billbear1961

        Yes.

        It’s one of the best pieces I’ve read in the past few weeks.

    • Halou

      Reading that reminded me of this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rStL7niR7gs

      It outlines how dictatorships and democracies operate under similar logic, and why people living in repressive impoverished dictatorships d not do so by their own consent, rather because the structure of the nation and of the government is built to make sure that they do not have the means to resist.

      It’s not just a censored press and discriminatory laws, dictators set up defective economies that do not produce anything and where unemployment is rife, because people struggling every day just to survive do not have the energy to resist their own oppression. Dictators make deliberately poor infrastructure and make no effort whatsoever to repair damaged roads, other than those connecting them to the airport and those connecting key industries owned by themselves or by loyalist oligarchs to the ports from which goods can be sold abroad, this way distant communities of people cannot engage with each other and form a united front against the government. In more modern times this applies to the internet as well, so keen an eye on what Ajit Pai the anti-net neutrality crusader does over the next few years.

      Governments, both dictatorial and democratic, adjust the funding of government departments to reward loyal individuals or communities. In Trump’s case that would mean slashing the State Department, the EPA, education, science and the arts, and dumping all this ‘excess’ finance into the military and border police, to his family business and to whatever Russian enterprise gets floated in front of him.
      The video says that the most representative of democracies are stable and the most repressive of dictatorships are also, sadly, stable, but between the two there is a chasm of instability and violence. If Donald Trump really is making his way to dictatorship then America will have to go through that proverbial chasm.

  • Today, Lee Harvey Oswald would be a national hero…

    • Silver Badger

      Oh yessss. Where is a Lee Harvey when you really need one.

      • TexasBoy

        They’re all Rethuglicans.

      • Robincho

        I’d settle for a Leon Csolgosz…

  • Just when you maybe thought he couldn’t get any more outrageous. I guess he hasn’t yet reached the infernal depths of the cesspool of revulsion of which he is capable. (Please excuse the mishmash of words…there are not sufficient words to express my disgust).

    Scarier perhaps is that it had to be one of his staff who came up with this propaganda stunt – and he went along with it with relish. I don’t think he has a clue about musical lyrics (or much else).

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    Most divisive speech by any president in the history of this country.

    • billbear1961

      A poster on Political Wire reports that a protester was thrown to the floor by COPS while the fascist DISGRACE, posing as POTUS, shouted: “Get him out of here!”

      That piece of SHIT is NOT our President–NEVER!!

      • cleos_mom

        They were “accommodating” the protester.

        You can bet your assets that the excuse-makers are the same people in both cases.

    • billbear1961

      Clearly, after 100 days that were not nearly as successful as the President might pretend, he felt the need to reconnect with his core supporters. The problem is that there is a big difference between “candidate” and “president.” Many argued that Trump’s vitriol was not really apropos even while he was running for office; it’s considerably less apropos for someone who actually holds office. CNN’s David Gergen, who has worked in both Republican and Democratic administrations, was particularly disdainful, describing the address as “deeply disturbing” and the “most divisive ever” from a sitting president. In every way, Trump has made clear that he has no interest in being the president of the 63 million people who did not vote for him.

      http://www.electoral-vote.com/evp2017/Pres/Maps/Apr30.html#item-1

      According to Wiki, almost 63 million voted for him, almost 66 million for HILLARY.

    • billbear1961

      Isn’t it interesting where they’re college teachers?

  • Christopher

    “Get these motherfucking snakes out of the motherfucking Whitehouse!”

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/25cdfb9285662988b1ca1714ee8fb996194b1cd0a29046577cf831e40eaa8bf8.gif

  • There’s really nothing too low for this clown.

    • billbear1961

      “Don’t they know I’m the fucking President?!”

      How are we supposed to TELL?!

      • grada3784

        I thought Bannon was President.

    • MichaelJ

      Don’t insult clowns. They may be stupid-looking, they may be unfunny and annoying much of the time, and they may be scary to some, but they are not calculating ego-maniacs with the most evil intentions.

      • sure, that’s what you say. some of us know better.

  • TexasBoy
    • Jerry

      It’s not necessarily even the undocumented…thousands get the temp green card to enter the country specifically for harvest seasons. I’m not sure it’s worth the hassle now.

  • Jared and Ivanka need to to do two things now. First, go through Steve Bannon’s desk and clear out old copies of Der Sturmer that he is showing Trump like this one with the snake and the young maiden that is giving Trump all this insane speech ideas. Trump is starting to give Barron and the older grandkids nightmares! Second, they have to educate him — Like Frederick Douglass, who does not for our government NOW but was a really GREAT guy, Julius Streicher is not a campaign intern NOW, but was a really BAD guy who was hanged as a Nazi at Nuremberg! It’s important to not bring up his name at rallies when talking about snake literature! Bad for fund raising from Sheldon Adelson and Kushner’s father. Let’s see if Trump listens. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9057b7f373da9a0bc357e72ef6e9adc8000abc43ad6a78ffd48db80517cc6da3.jpg

  • greenmanTN

    I’m surprised he knows any poems without rhymes for Nantucket.

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      There was a man from olago
      Who could not shut his piehole…..

      • greenmanTN

        Years ago my partner and I stayed at a really old inn in Massachusetts (Wayside Inn). The room literally had thousands of slips of paper stuck in every nook and cranny, all with messages from previous guests. They were everywhere.

        This was my addition.

        There once was a couple from Texas
        Comprising only one of the sexes
        Tomorrow they go
        To Salem, you know
        Hopefully avoiding all trouble and hexes

    • Robincho

      We’ve got us a douche from Queenstucket,
      Who says to this country, “I’ll fuck it!”
      He’s really a dick,
      And SO needs to kick
      That poverbial shitgibbon bucket…

      • greenmanTN

        Limericks are such a useful format. 😉

        Haikus are good, but apparently I can’t count because I fuck them up every time!

  • jefe5084

    THese people make me sick. Most think of themselves as good christians, and many follow horrible, nasty, preachers. Decades ago when i was a christian i recall the many warnings about false prophets. The bible is full of the so-called “beware of wolves in sheeps clothing” thing. It was not originally from an Aseop’s fable, it is throughout the bible. Warning them of false prophets who led them astray, take their money, teach the opposite of what Jesus was alleged to teach. Many prominent evangelicals and others are clearly false prophets spewing hate, intolerance; teaching “prosperity gospel,” calling for killing anyone but a fetus that they don’t like. Graham, Osteen, the Ahmansons, Colson, Epperson, Haggard, Land, Meyer, Santorum, Huckabee, Bakker, Falwell…etc., etc. It’s easy money for showmen and woman who like an audience and the audience is ignorant sheep unable to or too ignorant to think for themselves. IMHO.

    “ … Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but in-wardly are ravenous wolves.” Mathew 7:15

    Romans 16:17-18 (KJV) Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.

    All of these are charlatans, just like Trump. Why are so many drawn to these vile creatures? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/bd2e8dcf5082002614ceb4c5ba6c855a0672940a0b6ad2e5297d0112dc91bc74.jpg

    • billbear1961
    • The earliest Greek sources, including Aristotle, indicate that Aesop was born around 620 BCE in Thrace at a site on the Black Sea coast
      Matthew was a 1st-century Galilean (presumably born in Galilee, which was not part of Judea or the Roman Iudaea province),

      According to my faulty maths skill Aesop predates Matthew by quite some time…just sayin’

      • jefe5084

        Oh, so once again, Christians borrowing from others for their “one true religion?” But I guess the real thing I want to say is not whether it was Aesop first, but the message that there is stuff in the Bible that warns them about such things; and the charlatans making tons of money off the ignorant actually are wolves in sheeps clothing. IMO.

      • joe ho

        The Golden Rule predates “Jesus” too.

        What distinguishes Xtianity is its mean spirited puritanism. It grew out of an extremist branch of Judaism which promoted an austere asceticism.

    • Skeptical_Inquirer
  • Natty Enquirer

    Punchline: “You knew damn well I was a snake before you took me in.” Trump is talking to the Republican Party, obviously.

  • TexasBoy
    • Halou

      Heaven forbid! Trump will have to work the mar-a-lago kitchens by himself.

  • Acronym Jim

    I really hope Al Wilson’s decendants go full Kahn Family on the asshole snake.

  • clay

    Where’s the part of the metaphor where the woman cages all the snakes and makes them perform slave labor?

  • Barry William Teske

    Oh the games people play.
    Oh look!
    Dice…

    “English term or phrase: to play snakes and ladders

    I repeat ad nauseum that it is wrong to influence another person. Perhaps the person has some definite reason for not wanting to study astrology or occultism or how
    *to play snakes and ladders*.

    Russian translation:Игра «Змеи и лестl”

    http://www.proz.com/kudoz/english_to_russian/other/955535-to_play_snakes_and_ladders.html

  • EweTaw

    We’ve gone from a president who can sing like Al Green to a president who can’t sing and twists a black musician’s words to express racist ideology. Yeah. America is proud or that.

  • Jim Phillips

    Funny hearing a toad reading a poem about a snake.

    • MaryJOGrady

      I must defend toads here. There used to be a wonderful one who hung out in my garden in Austin. It had the loveliest gold-rimmed eyes.

  • goofy_joe

    Look at the crowd. He’s not even attempting to put ethnic people in there anymore.

  • bambinoitaliano

    His fascist supporters who lives in poverty are fed with nourishment of hate. Shit gibbon is the Pied Piper that leads them to the water for eventual drowning.

  • JWC

    Did some one tell wee Doonay what a metaphor was abd itr was a bigly word to use

  • houstonray

    And the people in the audience are too dumb to see the irony in that metaphor. They will just let Trump bite them over and over and applaud every time.

  • Slippy_World
  • PeteLI

    I was actually watching him, and when he reached this point, I had to turn it off. I’m surprised I lasted that long — it was so horrifying.

    • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

      I didn’t. I just watched an excerpt here on JMG and cut it off. I only listened to the whole thing using the Sassy Trump video posted by Sam Handwich (see above).

  • dogdadny

    That poem was 🍊’S saying this is me you dumb shits. And FU media and the rest. Once I told you I could shoot a person in Times Square and still get elected. You knew I was a snake when You voted for me and, with the help of my Russian friends, elected me know – I’m gonna kill you.

  • joe ho

    Well played, Green Partiers and Bernie or Busters! Well played!

  • David Walker

    The use of the Farm Show building is actually a perfect place for 45, his helper, and Cult 45. In January, it’s the building in which cows, bulls, steers, horses, sheep, and other mammals are put on displays, usually without butt plugs, so the shit can flow pretty freely. Yes, there is a floor cover in place when the event doesn’t involve animals, but the fragrance has been known, like cat piss, never to go away completely. University Park (home of Penn State) could have offered much larger venues, but there’s the chance of liberals showing up. Philadelphia and Pittsburgh have ideal stadia for his use…but they’re not all-white communities. Sad that Harrisburg is safe.

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      It’s like George Orwell’s Animal Farm.

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    All the people who voted for this asshole need to be reminded forever that they did so and not try to front like they didn’t. Because you can’t change what you won’t admit to.

    So, has anybody you know that voted for Trump declared that they were wrong? Or are they still on the Trump train?

    • joe ho

      Anyone who didn’t vote for Hillary owns this clusterfuck. The danger was clear and evident.

      The Green Party and Bernie or Busters too righteous to vote for Clinton are just as guilty as any of the Trumpanzees. They are despicable.

    • yes b’y

      I wouldn’t know. I no longer speak to them.

  • joe ho

    Aren’t we lucky that corporate whore war hawk Hillary wasn’t elected?

    Green Partiers and Bernie or Busters fell right in line with Putin’s marching orders. We won’t forget that.

  • I seem to recall similar analogies being made of Jews in 1930’s Germany

    • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

      Except they used rats for their animal analogies.

  • dcurlee

    Such an embarrassment to our nation

  • Sam_Handwich
    • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

      When singing, Sassy Trump doesn’t sound sassy. He just sounds slightly – ever so slightly – less annoying.

  • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

    Interesting analogy, since his Teabagger supporters are the snakes. Hope he finds that out when he takes away their healthcare coverage to enrich the rich.

    http://www.knifeup.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/dont-tread-on-me-meaning.jpg

  • Larry in Oklahoma

    T-rump’s reading off the lyrics to “The Snake” probably sounded like Senator Bobby – Wild Thing. And I actually kinda like that version of “Wild Thing.” “The Snake” doesn’t pertain to any refugees from any country. T-rump struck out again.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok
  • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

    The snake metaphor applies to Trump himself. American voters in 3 swing states took him in… and he’ll thank them with his deadly bite.

  • Thorn Spike

    Promised to drain swamp; too stupid to realize he’s the Swamp Thing.

  • secretlab

    I heard the Al Wilson song blaring from the venue’s PA system as I passed by a local Trump rally back in October. I couldn’t help thinking how ironic it was: Trump is “The Snake”.

    • yes b’y

      He is the snake.

  • infmom

    My immigrant grandmother was about 5 feet tall but she could have kicked Trump’s butt to the moon.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
  • JCF

    It’s like a thought experiment:

    “Imagine the most despicable person possible. Now imagine this person is the President of the United States.”

    There are *no words* for how loathesome he is. Disgusting. Repulsive. Execrable. Heinous.

    Drumpf.