Trump Again Attacks Georgia’s Jon Ossoff

Somebody is very worried:

President Trump on Monday called out Democrat Jon Ossoff for living outside of the sixth Congressional district in Georgia where he is running for a House seat. Trump鈥檚 criticism of Ossoff comes on the eve of the closely watched special election in Georgia to fill the seat vacated by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price. The president in his first draft of the tweet misspelled Handel鈥檚 last name.

  • Do Something Nice

    Wants to kill heathcare!

    • Gustav2

      ….because Democrats have been trying to kill healthcare since the Great Society!

    • Pot meet kettle! What a whacked out view he has. How is the GOP supposedly ‘saving’ health care, but the dems are going to kill it? Ohhh, right…that whole rich folks giant tax breaky thing. I forget in the Land of Health Insurance ’tis always opposite day with the GOP.

  • Lazycrockett

    Spelling correctly might make your base think you’re smart and he doesn’t want that.

    • Droz

      They don’t take too kindly for all that book learnin’ ’round them there parts.

  • Bryan

    Hey Trump, you been hatin’ on theatre right? I gots a play you needs to see: it’s called Pippin.

    • Anastasia Beaverhousen

      “Morning glow by your light, we can make the new day bright,
      and the phantoms of the night, will fade into the past… morning glow is here at last!” (thanks for the obscure reference, let’s hope he doesn’t get a second chance like Charlemagne did.

      • Bryan

        Confession time: I accidentally made a Smart right there, I was going for an obscure “Immolate yourself” joke.

  • Sam_Handwich

    Hasn’t Karen Lardass spent her whole campaign trying to pretend Trump doesn’t exist?

    • Lazycrockett

      Pretty much.

      • Ninja0980

        Yup and Trump just took a wrecking ball to that.

    • Cuberly

      Yeah, but now she’s done a 360 and supposedly embraces him. Maybe his numbers are better in an affluent GA district.

      • zhera

        Also, the shooting of Scalice and others made it OK for the christers to like Donnie again. Because guns.

    • mark99k

      Yeah, and she might want to google ‘kiss of death’ right about now.

  • Mikey

    That’s ok, Trump didn’t live in the same universe as the country he wanted to lead.

    • Southeast PDXer

      I just tweeted that same thing to the orange idiot. 馃檪

  • zhera

    I hope Ossoff wins. Obviously because he’s Dem, but also because then Donnie will regret appointing Tom Price as HHS Secretary.

    Karma: It’s delicious.

    • Gustav2

      Trump never ever regrets anything.

      • zhera

        I bet he regrets paying Russian whores to pee on a hotel bed.

        • Jonathan Smith

          yeah, should have been a free gift from Uncle Vlad

          • zhera

            There’s no such thing.

          • Jessicagkilpatrick

            my best friend’s step-mother makes $85 hourly on the computer . She has been fired from work for nine months but last month her pay check was $17089 just working on the computer for a few hours. see it here ++++++++++

          • 2guysnamedjoe

            Maybe they were.

        • bkmn

          I wonder when Putin will release that tape. Putin has gotten most of what he wanted out of the orange boob, now it is time to wrap up loose ends.

          • Danieruw

            I thought that’s what Polonium is for.

          • Todd20036

            No, Polonium is a floor polish and a dessert topping.

          • 2guysnamedjoe

            It’s a breath freshener and a feminine hygiene spray.

        • Rambie

          I doubt he payed, one he doesn’t pay and two I’m sure the Russians did it free for the blackmail.

        • JT

          “But their piss was the best.”

      • bkmn

        He regrets lots of stuff, but he never takes blame for anything.

        • Michael Angelo

          Regret usually requires a conscience. Trump does not have one.

      • Skokieguy [Larry]

        If he doesn’t regret that weave, then no, he is incapable of regret.

        • I thought it was just the king of all combovers!

      • Lane

        I think he might actually regret winning the election. Maybe not yet, but someday I think he will.
        ETA: hopefully from a jail cell.

    • Michael Angelo

      Karma AND Ossoff are delicious.

    • John30013
      • Lantor

        OH! Youth! Why do you tease me, so?

      • goodness what a handsome young man. GA, come on. i’m afraid to look at his opponent’s picture… this is an easy choice, shallow people like me 馃槈

  • bambinoitaliano

    Was it President Banon that order his monkey to perform his usual trick on the Twitter?

    • Monkeys naturally throw shit, no help needed.

  • Ninja0980

    His latest tweet acknowledges the seven navy sailors who died.
    Took him long enough.

    • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson

      Yet still nothing about the brutal hate crime and murder of the young woman in VA yesterday morning..

      • Jonathan Smith

        well, she was only a Muslim.

      • zhera

        Has he mentioned the latest terror in London?

      • stuckinthewoods
      • She’s brown, she’s Muslim, so she’s worthless in his viewpoint.

        • 2guysnamedjoe

          He’s awaiting verification that she’s in the country legally before he’ll acknowledge that she may have been a fellow human being.

      • Skokieguy [Larry]

        I wonder if that and other violent attacks against Muslims that did not generate the same WH statements as other similar crimes can be used to help prove religious-based animus if / when Trump’s travel ban hits SCOTUS?

    • Skokieguy [Larry]

      Which makes clear that the lives of those defending our country are worth far less than the Congressmen that send them to fight and risk their lives.

      He flew to the fucking hospital to deliver flowers to Scalise, but this is how many days since the crash? Soulless deranged bastard.

      • He fucking flew to the hospital to deliver a idiot bouquet of flowers? But has he shown up on the doorsteps of the 7 dead service men’s family? Or sent a card? Or more stupid flowers?

        • Skokieguy [Larry]

          It took him almost a week to acknowledge their death – with a fucking tweet. Remember tweets that KellyAnne says we pay too much attention to, that should be taken too seriously. Fuck Trump and the horse he road in on – maybe Putin has videos of that too.

      • zhera

        He prefers sailors who don’t die.

        • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

          But, dead sailors don’t become veterans who need services.

    • Lazycrockett

      But he was right on that London attack. Hasn’t said a word bout the muslims getting ran over by a van yesterday.

    • Skokieguy [Larry]

      That’s terrible. Will Trump even notice?

      • boobert

        Probably not. He’s a fan of n korea.

      • M Jackson

        His people will blame us.


        We won’t care….Kim Jung Un is a smart cokie, remember……fuckwit.

    • meltedrubbersoul

      Rest in peace. It sounds harsh to say, but it sounds like the brain damage he suffered was so extensive that there was no hope of a “recovery.” This is a release. If that happened to me, I’d hope that my loved ones would be wiling to release whatever is left of my personality/soul/whatever from its shell and not keep me in a vegetative state for years and years out of sentimentality.

      • Lazycrockett

        He didn’t have a chance. I think the family just turned off the machine and let him go.

        • meltedrubbersoul

          And it must have been heart-wrenching to do so. I know it is so much easier said than done, especially since it wasn’t my son.

    • Rocco Gibraltar

      And sad sick motherfucker Trump will blame this on Obama. Just watch. Fuck him!

  • TK

    He wants to be seen as kingmaker here. It may not be nerves, perhaps ppl are confident she’ll win and he’ll be able to brag.

  • Sam_Handwich

    Karen Handel tells mom of lesbian: 鈥楳y faith calls me鈥 to stop your daughter from adopting a child

    • Ninja0980

      Ironically enough, she was attacked in the past for supposedly being too LGBT friendly.
      Guess she decided to go full anti-LGBT for power.

    • zhera

      “Not my fault! Take it up with the Big Guy!”

    • Lazycrockett

      Hey tomorrow is Tuesday. See ya then.

    • lattebud

      Your ‘faith’ tells you to care for those less fortunate, not be in leadership roles as a woman and feed the hungry. It doesn’t say anything about qualified lesbians being parents.

      • Buford

        Gosh. How lucky that Handel was able to find a ‘faith’ that, coincidentally, just happens to irrationally hate the same things that she hates. She is truly blessed! /s

    • Skokieguy [Larry]

      And what if my faith calls me to punch Karen in the face (not calling for violence, just a hypothetical). The bible in many places calls for violence and murder, so why should religious freedom trump any existing law?

    • I know this issue matters to us, but does it matter to the typical GA6 voter? Especially the ones that might not be sure how they are going to vote? Is this what we should be talking about this close to the election?

    • nocadrummer

      If I were Orthodox, I wouldn’t be allowed to eat pork. That doesn’t give me the right to stop you from eating pork.
      If I were Hindu, I wouldn’t eat (bovine) beef . That doesn’t give me the right to stop you from eating beef.
      If I were atheist, I wouldn’t worship some sky-god. That doesn’t give me the right to stop you doing so.
      The fact that you follow specific religious tenets doesn’t give you the right to force those on others.

      • see, i’ve lost patience. i don’t like to watch the sick suffer. similarly, i don’t like living in a society where this particular delusion is allowed to shape policy that affects my life.

        the atheist position is the correct one and i’m tired of being told i’m presumptuous, ignorant, close minded and unimaginative for saying so. i love the idea of divine beings and have played a lot of games and read many books on the subject.

        but i should have the right to demand more education, and fewer legal and financial privs for the mythology pushers. it’s organized scam religions that are hurting all of us. i do want to attack them with taxes and fines for lying and things like that.

        i am a radical but i know that eventually most people are going to agree with me, or once again religion will crash a mess of society, in the name of nothing that actually exists.

        • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

          I had a thumper tell me he was a better person than me yesterday.

          Lectured him on how that sort of attitude is precisely why people are leaving his religious superstition in droves.

    • fkevin

      But she’s a woman. Shouldn’t her faith keep her out of the government and behind men?

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      Hell is too good of a place for her ilk and all that believe like her. But without a better option: burn bitch, burn.

    • That should disqualify her from holding any public office in this country.

  • bkmn

    If Handel loses it is a big warning to the rest of the GOP that Trump is a heavy anchor around their necks. Hope Ossoff wins.

  • Cuberly

    OT: Sanity break, Smithsonian Mag posted this on twitter. Sooooo cool.

    • Lazycrockett

      I retweeted that.

      • Cuberly

        lol….doh! Beat me to it.

    • Gustav2

      That was fun!

    • Mickey Bitsko

      Wow, that’s a whale of a tale!

      • Cuberly


    • AJ Drew

      Huh. That’s how one of my housemates eats while lying on the couch watching TV.

      • Cuberly

        Heh….that’s quite an image.

        • AJ Drew

          You should see it in person! On his side, inhaling a french fry from the coffee table two feet away. And he’s a skinny fooker, how?! (He’s actually one of the kindest humans I’ve ever met; when he moves. )

    • Joe in PA

      Thanks for posting. I think a recorded Nature program or two might be in order tonight. We all need a break.

    • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

      Saw one off the San Diego coast during a fishing trip. It was so big, you could land a hang glider on it. Bigger than our 85 ft. boat, for sure!
      I was in awe.

  • boobert

    I’m hoping an Ossoff win if only to send dumb ass a message.

    • Cuberly

      …and make the GOP lose their shit.

  • Ninja0980
    Funny, I don’t recall the Devos family, Koch Brothers or the RNC, RCCC etc. being from Georgia either and yet they’ve all donated to Karen Handel.
    Funny how he and other Republicans won’t mention that.

    • SFBruce

      He also doesn’t mention the fact that this is most expensive house race in our country’s history, with Handel raising big bucks, and not all of it by George voters. A Ryan backed PAC has thrown 7 million her way, and the House campaign committee around 4.5 million.

    • SoCalGal20


    • BobSF_94117

      How can it possibly be true that only 808 GA Democrats have given him money?

      • Tom Mears

        It’s not. He has over 52,000 donors. Only larger donations ($>200) are required to provide state and address information to the candidates. The >$200 donors also includes PACs, corporations, and the folks who can afford the $2700 maximum individual donation.

        As of the end of May, the FEC showed Ossoff with about $23m in donations. $8m of that were large enough to trigger the address disclosure, the other $15m were too small. Half of those, $7m, were from ActBlue which is a crowdsourcing group that bundles very small individual contributions for Democratic candidates.

        This is an example of someone cherry picking the data to make a bogus claim that the rubes will never bother to check on. “I saw it on Fox News, it must be true” There is simply no way to even verify the truth of the 808 number, because we don’t know whose ass it was pulled out of.

  • AtticusP
    • Lantor

      What is there on Ryan? Just a reminder, he’d be far worse (standing on that keg reciting Rand) than what we have. And I’m loathe to type it….

      • Ryan is so evil, there’s no way he’s not filthy with something.

  • Skokieguy [Larry]

    Karen Handel’s opponent in #GA06 can’t even vote in the district he wants to represent鈥.鈥 Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 19, 2017

    Maybe Ossoff should be registered in multiple districts like Trump’s spawn, ya’ know, just in case?

  • Gustav2

    I’m worried.

    • I’ve been at defcon orange worry/freakout now since January. Worried that my fuse is going to heat up, overload and burn out, leaving me with a ‘who the fuck cares’ attitude.

  • shellback

    I’d love the opportunity to say this to the orange asshole.

  • Buford

    I’ll ask the obvious… how is this shit even legal? I know the POTUS can promote a candidate in an election, but how is it OK for a POTUS to instead slander the opposition candidate…??!?

    We are so doomed.

    • Todd20036

      It’s not. It breaks the Hatch Act, but IOKIYAR

      • Buford

        Not true. The President, VP, and certain other executive branch folks are exempt from the Hatch Act. That’s my point – the president can legally campaign on behalf of a political candidate, but this is not what Trump is doing. Trump is actively slandering the opposition candidate… how in hell is that legal?

  • M Jackson

    Lordy, I have got to get Soros to fly me into Georgia tonight so I can vote for Ossoff tomorrow as many times as possible.

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      yes and busloads of illegal immigrants need to vote too!

      • M Jackson

        Might as well be the first time for that to happen.

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      But he only does that for”illegal” “aliens”.

  • Ernest Endevor

    This just in from comrade Trump.

  • PickyPecker
    • Todd20036

      Love how they’re all white, male, overweight.

      But I don’t like how the cartoon profiles bricks.

      Some bricks are way smarter than Trumpanzees

  • PickyPecker
  • Michael

    Trump only won GA06 by 3 points over Hillary, so his support is not overwhelming there.

  • Halou

    Here’s to hoping Trump wont be able to vote for himself in 2020 because he will be living in a prison cell.

  • Gregory Mullins

    Can he be any more myopic. . .Ossoff has been up front about the fact the he personally lives just a mile outside of the district, but that his parents and family still live in the district, and once his girlfriend finishes her medically training (which is why he’s currently just outside the district as he’s supporting her career plans as well), they will move back down the street into the district.

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      Handel isnt even from atlanta, right? ossof is native to town

      • Gregory Mullins

        Ossof is a native of the 6th district, even interned w/ John Lewis in HS. Ossof has a master’s degree.

        Handel born in DC, went to college in Maryland, but never finished and looks like didn’t even show up on Georgia political scene until early 2000’s when she’s President/CEO of Greater Fulton Chamber of Commerce.

  • I can’t imagine that this is helping Handel.

    Also, is his tweet even true? Ossoff can’t vote in his own district?

    • Blake J Butler

      If so, then how the hell could he even run for the district against her. My guess is like a mounting list of other things. He is LYING!!!!!!

    • SoCalGal20

      It’s true. And he’s not required to. He literally lives like a mile outside the district while his girlfriend is going to medical school and a bunch of his family lives in the district and he grew up there..

      I found this CNN article from April after the first round.

      It’s worth noting here that a member of Congress doesn’t have to live in the district they represent. Under federal law, you only have to live in the same state. In fact, as the Los Angeles Times documented in 2015, there are at least five California House members who don’t live in the district they now represent in Congress.

    • He was born there. Handel is a Yankee.

  • SoCalGal20

    Does anybody in GA-06 NOT know his situation at this point? Rs have been making an issue of it for months. Also Rs in GA-06 are no big fans of Trump. Is him tweeting really going to help?

    • Joe in PA

      He’ll claim it does. 馃檨

  • j.martindale

    Hug that woman to death, tRump. It will be the kiss of death. There are few things left in this country more unpopular than you.

  • Blake J Butler

    1. you narrowly won the district asswipe. 2. Mrs. cankles isn’t that far ahead because a lot of people hate her ass on her doing, and having you attached to her isn’t doing her any favors. 3. People are growing tired of hearing this asshole speak.

    Removing this assholes ability to speak and use his t-rex hands, would increase our safety at home and abroad.

    Vote your Ossoff.

  • BlindBill

    How does the president of the united states actually work with someone he has maligned and lied about for nothing other than partisan goals. Is the Red Party on board with a one party system? reporters need to start asking congressmen and senators.

  • tim870

    Donnie, you seem to know more about Mr Ossoff’s voting privileges than your own children’s. Did anyone ever find out where or if they are registered.

  • ultragreen

    Kill healthcare? It’s the Republican party that wants to kill healthcare, Medicaid in particular.

    • canoebum

      13 white guys are strangling it in a back room right now.

  • Keith D Plane

    hate to say it boys and girls but I do think the repugs will win this one too.

    • Todd20036

      I’ve no optimism left. I was so sure that Clinton would beat that Twitler, and even though she won by 3 million votes, the Nazis managed to steal the election.

      So yeah, I don’t have much hope.

  • MassageBear
  • MikeBx2

    There cannot be anyone in that district who has not already heard the debate over Ossoff not living in the district. Does President Moron think he’s delivering breaking news?

  • Gigi

    Lie: He wants to raise taxes and kill healthcare.

    Truth: He opposes tax cuts for the 1% and he wants to save healthcare.

    #Po-tay-to #Po-tah-to

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
  • MonochromeMouse

    trumpy knows that if Ossoff wins then he is as good as impeached, and if he’s no longer head orange in charge his useless ass is going to jail. He’s terrified.

  • I say Ossoff wins. Look, the numbers are with us. Tomorrow night is going to be happy face time!
    Average of recent polls – Ossoff up 2.4%

  • KQCA

    Russia is threatening us. North Vietnam is threatening us. We’ve got a rash of public slayings happening left and right across the nation and we just lost seven young people serving our country and this fucking buffoon is babbling on Twitter about nonsense?

  • TimJ

    I can certainly recall president’s campaigning on behalf of candidates, but a sitting president attacking their preferred candidate’s opponent on twitter? Is this normal?

    • Gregory In Seattle

      Nothing about 45 is normal. Absolutely nothing.

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    I’d like him to win but I have often been disappointed by fearful greedy people. Also, I’m side-eyeing the serious bizarre shit that went down in the previous one. If another batch needs to be “tracked down,” and Handel wins, that needs to be contested. Hell, this is pitchforks and torches territory.

  • Jessicagkilpatrick

    my best friend’s step-mother makes $85 hourly on the computer . She has been fired from work for nine months but last month her pay check was $17089 just working on the computer for a few hours. see it here ++++++++++

  • fuow

    Well, the battle lines are drawn and no sane person can claim ‘they’re both the same.’
    If the Democrats stay home today, it’s our own damn fault.

  • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

    “Kill healthcare?”

    Trump must not own a mirror, which is odd for someone of his massive ego.