Michele Bachmann: Donald Trump Is Completely Normal

The Pioneer Press reports:

The first thing to understand about President Donald Trump, former Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann said Wednesday, is that the billionaire president is a normal person. “He is quite honestly one of the most regular guys you would ever meet,” said Bachmann, an adviser to Trump on faith issues who prayed over the president in the Oval Office last week. “He just is who he is.”

The second thing Bachmann wanted Carver County Republican activists to understand about the president is that he’s doing the right thing about a vital threat to America: “migration from Islamic countries.”

“After all of this phony, fake, Russia-collusion nonstory, the number one thing that voters in America stand with Donald Trump on, it’s the idea that they want the pause button hit on immigration from Islamic countries because of the problems that are coming into this country,” Bachmann said at the American Legion post in Waconia, where she was the keynote speaker at a dinner hosted by the Carver County Conservative PAC and a forum for five Republican candidates for governor.

More from the Minneapolis Star-Tribune:

Her words, at times pointed and inflammatory, often targeted the state’s changing demographics and its Muslim Somali population. “Minnesota is a state that now has a reputation for terrorism,” she said, mentioning, among other things, a 2016 stabbing attack in a mall in St. Cloud.

Bachmann said state leaders focus too much on “political correctness,” something she said often during her run for president. “That’s what I see in Minnesota — too many people who are afraid of being called ‘racist,’ ‘bigots,’ ‘Islamophobe,’ ” Bachmann said. “I’m not afraid of it.”

She also mentioned Justine Damond, the woman who was shot and killed late Saturday by Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor. She called Noor an “affirmative-action hire by the hijab-wearing mayor of Minneapolis, Betsy Hodges,” and insinuated that Noor may have shot Damond for “cultural” reasons.

  • PickyPecker

    DAMN! No friggin’ trigger warning for the huge crazy-eye pic!

  • shellback

    Our “Crazy Plate” is full. We don’t need any from you.

  • Jonathan Smith
    • hoover2001

      Especially since the worst terrorism in her neck of the woods was when a white terrorist murdered 6 Sikhs at their temple in Wisconsin.

      • Jonathan Smith

        that, i am sure was just a spirited spiritual dispute.

  • another_steve

    Michele Bachmann turned me gay.

    • Jonathan Smith

      and, apparently her husband…..

      • another_steve

        Lesbians here on JMG have reported that Bachmann turned them straight.

  • Joe in PA

    Fucking bitch…I’m must have missed her outrage at the cop that killed Castile. Funny that.

  • Natty Enquirer

    Nothing new out of Whackonia.

    • Joe in PA

      My nephew lives there. When I grew up…it was a tiny, tiny farming town…now a suburb. 🙁

  • Sam_Handwich
  • Joe in PA

    So she’s angling for a position in the Trump administration?

    • Reality.Bites

      I’m not sure if Trump is smart enough to avoid her and Palin or it’s just because they don’t have ties to the Russian mob

      • Joe in PA

        Now stop right there RB…you just wondered “if Trump is smart enough?”. Bwahahahahahahah

  • JWC

    Yes Michelle we agree and we don’t think you are batshit crazy either

    • Adam King

      And we all know what a great judge of character she is.

  • violamateo

    Wait. I still haven’t gotten the “prayed over him” part. Does that mean that she got on top?

  • Butch

    Please explain to me why anyone thought we needed to hear even one more word out of Michele. Paranoid, racist, misogynistic, an absolute loon when it comes to religion; all the good we’ve come to love her for.

  • Mike_in_the_Tundra

    Well she should know. She also thinks Marcus is straight.

  • bambinoitaliano
    • Joe in PA

      If I had foreskin…I wouldn’t let this one near it. Ugh.

      • bambinoitaliano

        But you don’t 😛

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      “Oh fuck, that guy’s pube from last night is still stuck in my front teeth!”

  • Rex

    Michelle, honey, do you have any idea what “completely normal” means?

  • Duh-David

    “Minnesota is a state that now has a reputation for terrorism crazy.”

  • Sashineb
    • JWC

      yup she is certifiable

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    • coram nobis

      That’s right, written by King James I, the Faerie King.

    • Todd20036

      She really said that, didn’t she?

    • boatboy_srq

      Just a small quibble here – wouldn’t Jesus love the UK the most using that logic?

      • Marti386

        Didn’t you know America invented english? We invented everything.

      • Sashineb

        Yeah, but Michele likes to think she’s always right, especially when Jeebiz tells her these things.

      • Nowhereman

        Indeed. I mean let’s be honest. Americans don’t actually speak English.

    • nocadrummer

      Just like Miriam “Ma” Ferguson, who is often credited with a quote allegedly spoken in
      reference to bilingualism in Texas schools: “If English was good enough
      for Jesus Christ, it ought to be good enough for the children of Texas!”

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    Yea, and your husband’s the measure of straightness for Standards, Weights, and Measures.


  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    She needs a job.

    • Joe in PA

      Word on the street…there will be an opening in DOJ soon. Ahem.

      • clay

        in Minnesota. She needs a job in Minnesota.

        • Joe in PA

          Well yes, I’d agree to keep her from the east coast…but dang I have family in MN.

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      her husband’s giving them out for free in the local truck stop.

      • Reality.Bites

        Actually he’s charging Medicaid for them

  • JW Swift

    Wouldn’t judging whether someone else is “normal” or not kinda’ require you, yourself to be “normal”, first?

  • Rex

    Trump has shown us exactly who he is – and it is anything BUT normal.

    • David Walker

      True. But remember the source. And her “I’ve never had a cock in my mouth” co-conspirator.

    • Todd20036

      He’s normal for the GOP, actually.

  • another_steve

    Save her queer husband.

    Save the whales and save Michele Bachmann’s queer husband.

    • Jonathan Smith

      save the wales. Fuck him.

      • JWC

        what Marcus isn”t a whale

        • coram nobis

          I think he meant Prince Charlie.

          • JWC

            Whales Wales Wails

      • another_steve

        My husband and I once vacationed in Wales. Splendid country.

        Quite a lovely castle smack in the center of Cardiff.

      • clay

        save the wales, end brexit

    • Adam King

      Without her to steady him he wouldn’t know what to do with his hands and they’d start flapping around in front of him on his infirm wrists.

      • another_steve

        I have a limp wrist, which I employ selectively.

        My gay friends have all seen it.


        • Adam King
          • another_steve

            Lol. Much love to you for that, Adam. 😉

            “The Addams Family” is, imo, one of the most innovative and creative American TV series of the 20th Century.

          • Adam King

            It’s one of the only shows from that era that I can truly relish in reruns.

          • Christopher Smith

            Carolyn Jones was divine. There should have been so much more of her. 🙁

          • Adam King

            Everyone was perfectly cast and the ensemble work was excellent. The writers were smart enough to leave the mysteries unexplained and the tone a little dark without laying anything on too thick. They had a keen sense of what to show and what to just imply. (The later movies ruined that, replacing mysteriousness with over-the-top random weirdness that wasn’t even funny.)

          • Christopher Smith

            YES! I’d have said exactly what you did, but you said it better. 🙂 She was just it, though–such timing, such a face. She would have been marvelous in straight stage roles too, I am almost certain. The later movies were dreadful, much as I like Anjelica Huston. sigh.

          • Adam King

            The way she crossed her arms and displayed such confident, elegant serenity–captured the character perfectly.

  • DisqusD37

    Lizzie Borden reports that Hannibal Lecter is totally normal.

    • agcons

      Myra Hindley wonders why everyone has problems with Ted Bundy.

  • TimCA

    O/T: Today from Time:

    “President Obama’s White House quietly produced a plan in October to counter a possible Election Day cyber attack that included extraordinary measures like sending armed federal law enforcement agents to polling places, mobilizing components of the military and launching counter-propaganda efforts.”

    “The plan reflects how thoroughly the Russian effort to undermine public confidence in the U.S. electoral system had succeeded. The U.S. intelligence community had concluded the primary and abiding goal of the Russian operation was “to undermine public faith in the U.S. democratic process.”

    “By Election Day, with widespread coverage of Russian hacking and then-candidate Donald Trump’s assertions that the vote would be rigged against him, Gallup found that only 30% of Americans had faith in the honesty of elections, while 69% did not.”


  • OdieDenCO

    normal only by your measure michele

  • coram nobis

    Michelle Bachmann speaks, in an old BLR segment that — now — sounds like Donald’s stream-of-babbleness speech patterns, uncannily so.


  • clay

    Multiple polls indicate that “the number one thing that voters in America stand with Donald Trump on” is . . . economic nationalism.

    Yes, they also like his xenophobic paranoia and his escalation of war in Syria (though not for long, thanks to Putin), but the number one thing is and was economic nationalism.

  • Cuberly

    “…too many people who are afraid of being called ‘racist,’ ‘bigots,’ ‘Islamophobe,’ ” Bachmann said. “I’m not afraid of it.”

    Um, who in their right mind HASN’T thought of Crazy-Eyes as a racist homophobic islamophobic bigot?

    • Jonathan Smith

      see, there is your problem, right there. “in their right mind” does NOT apply to her. at all

    • Silver Badger

      She shouldn’t be afraid of being called a racist, bigot, or Islamophobic, she should be ashamed to be called these things.

  • TexasBoy
    • Pat

      I’m envisioning them spinning in opposite directions for the full Batshit Bachman Effect.

    • coram nobis

      Hey, I had a kaleidoscope thing when I was a kid, a cardboard tube that would refract colors inside, just like you see here. It was better than View-Master.

      • Pat

        Do not, under any circumstances, stare into her eyes!

        • coram nobis

          A girl with kaleidoscope eyes. You answer quite slowly.

          • Jonathan Smith

            i thought it was “back away, slowly”

          • Pat

            Loony in the Sky with Diamondssss!

          • coram nobis

            Loopy in the Sky with Donald. She is the eggman, we are the eggmen, he is the Walrus! Goo-goo-goo-joob-covfefe.

  • Adam King

    He’s every bit as normal as she is.

    • clay

      but is he as regular? only their gold-plated toilets will know.

  • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

    …said, Michelle Bachmann.

    As if she’s a normal person, and with no awareness of irony whatsoever.

  • Matt

    “He’s normal!” says the stupid woman who hid in the bushes to spy on a gay rights rally in her home state. Mmm-hmm.

  • bkmn
  • clay

    I don’t want a president who is completely normal, who is “quite honestly one of the most regular guys I would ever meet,” who’s just trying to be like me.

    I want a president to be better.

    • Stubenville

      Agreed – I want the smartest, most clever person we can find for president, not some doofus neighbor I’d invite to a backyard barbecue.

  • ETownCanuck

    A woman married to a VERY obviously closeted homosexual, who hid in the shrubs to spy on a gay rally and claimed she was held against her will be lesbians in a public washroom is the very LAST person who should be telling others what “normal behaviour” is.

    • Ernest Endevor

      My thoughts exactly.

  • Why am I suddenly reminded of “The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade”? Strange how I freely associate.

    • Jonathan Smith
    • coram nobis

      It’s a natural enough association and quite erudite — esp. in light of Donald’s blithering to NYT today about his trip to Paris and Napoleon and all that.

      Had a great time in Paris, great time. Saw a big parade like we should have on Pennsylvania Avenue, only bigger. Better than Napoleon crossing the Alps — Hannibal, y’know? They built the Eiffel Tower, I saw it, had lunch there with President Moderne. His wife used to be Brigitte Bardot. Did you know Ronald Reagan almost starred with her in “A Night at the Opera”? Or maybe “Casablanca”, I forget. Was like the Orient Express, only better, back when our economy was doing great. Ike and the Intestate Highway system and the Berlin Airlift. There were these two Germanys, then, when Elon Musk was leader of East Germany and Angela Merkel was teaching quantity physiques. Meantime, here in the U.S. we have insurance for $12 a month, okay? and then you’re 70.

      • boatboy_srq

        Wait. tRump was tripping and visited Napoleon?

        NOW his pResidency makes sense.

        • coram nobis

          Wasn’t clear whether Donald Duck was visiting Napoleon III or what.

        • Bad Tom

          Very bad mushrooms.

      • RJ Bone

        … zounds!

        I’ve known houseflies with longer attention span.

    • Christopher Smith

      Except that Marat/Sade has great tunes including but not limited to the ‘Copulation Round….’ 🙂

  • ceeenbee

    That’s like benito mussolini saying adolph hitler was a stand-up guy.

    • David Walker

      Or 45 saying that “that North Korean guy is a smart cookie.”

  • If Donald Trump is normal, I want no part of normal.

    • coram nobis

      We’re not normal. We’re in the Twilight Zone, where “1984” is a cook book, the 3:10 to Yuma stops at Willoughby, there are creatures on the airliner wing, and Donald Trump is President.

    • clay

      Thank God we’re queer!

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    Michele: And my marriage is completely normal too!

  • Treant

    Pet Sematary: “A man’s heart is stonier.”

    No, seriously, it has about as much application as whatever dribbles out of Michele’s mouth.

  • madknits

    I cannot say what I want to say because we have been asked not to say things like that.

    • Treant

      That was not actually the line from Pet Sematary that I was thinking of.

      • madknits

        I have never seen Pet Sematary. Or read the book.

        • Treant

          It’s not his best work. Which, actually, I think was Carrie.

          • Boreal

            I liked Salem’s Lot the most.

          • Oscarlating Wildely

            “But you shall enter my church as choirboy castratum”

            First time I recognized the Latin singular for castrated. Still quote it.

        • Silver Badger

          I vote for Fire Starter. Pet Sematary started out ok, but didn’t hold up over all.

    • Jonathan Smith
    • Kruhn

      Cronut, minus the “ro” and move the “n” after the “u”.

  • Boreal

    Joe’s picture tells the whole story.

  • Tom Ato

    trump is completely normal. My eyes are completely normal. My marriage is completely normal.

  • Boreal
  • Tor

    What does she know about “normal?”

  • TampaDink

    She is in no position to identify what is & isn’t normal.

  • Tread

    She also mentioned Justine Damond, the woman who was shot and killed late Saturday by Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor. She called Noor an “affirmative-action hire by the hijab-wearing mayor of Minneapolis, Betsy Hodges,” and insinuated that Noor may have shot Damond for “cultural” reasons.

    What a fucking bitch. She is a total and utter waste of oxygen.

    • LeeCMH

      Michelle knew what constituency she was talking to.

  • Frostbite

    He obviously didn’t grab her by the pussy, but even her husband won’t do that. 🙃

    • RJ Bone

      You don’t go sticking ANYTHING in crazy of that magnitude. Nothing good comes of it.

  • coram nobis

    Guardian, today: nothing is normal in the presidency of Donald Duck.


    … Few of Trump’s detractors – or supporters – would argue that this is what was once considered normal. But one of the best and worst things about our species is how rapidly we adapt, how readily we learn to survive under changed conditions.

    Most – if not all – of us have, despite everything, gone on with our lives. And inevitably, an updated version of normality has evolved, a “new normal” in which every day brings a barrage of bizarreness …

    … and the clocks are striking thirteen.

    • LeeCMH

      This is the first time I’ve ever felt truly afraid that our wonderful country and constitution would be trampled.

      I recall the Watergate years well and never really lost faith in the resilience of our government.

      Now, for the first time, I am concerned.

      • Johnny Wyeknot

        I worried, and for good reason, under President Reagan.

  • Macbill

    The New Normal: 3 wives, 5 kids.

    • Boreal

      Only if you are white is that acceptable.

  • nocadrummer

    Michele Bachmann said it,
    I believe it,
    That settles it.

    It’s just like the Bible!

  • Dagoril

    Drumpf is a lot of things, but “completely normal” is definitely not one of them. But then, if she thinks that all of this is normal, than it explains an awful lot about her own craziness, doesn’t it?

  • ByronK

    The only person crazier than Trump is, well, Bachmann.

  • rednekokie

    And just how in hell would this crazy lunatic know?

  • Harveyrabbit

    Trump, she said, “has 1950s sensibilities. Which is a great decade.”

    Sure. “The homo’s were still hiding in closets, Negros knew their place and god fearing white folks like me and the president could wear our robes without worrying about the PC police.”


    • Boreal

      And wimmen were barefoot and pregnant, making dinner and adhering to 1 Timothy 2:12

      • LeeCMH


    • coram nobis

      That looks like a karate outfit, somehow.

      • Jonathan Smith

        Elvis suit?

      • Harveyrabbit

        His tiny hands make it look like one.. very kimono-like.

      • thatotherjean

        It’s missing the white hood with eye holes.

    • RoFaWh

      It was a great decade to grow up during, but I suspect the adults were under a lot of pressure from various causes that they simply didn’t talk about.

      My years of schooling neatly bracket the fifties: first grade, 1949; finish high school, 1961.

      • thatotherjean

        You and my spouse are the same age, then. He isn’t nuts, either. But it must have been a tough decade if you were an adult–Cold War, Red Scare, Jim Crow–lots to worry about.

  • agcons

    Michele Bachmann commenting on the state of anyone else’s psyche: priceless.

  • teeveedub

    This is coming from a woman whose “normal” is being married to a mincing closet queen.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Crazy Eyes is proffering the notion that Crazy Orange Shitgibbon is ‘normal’


  • Ken M

    Maybe she’s just kissing ass to try and become an ambassador.

  • dcurlee

    She a fucking nut job to put it lightly. She’s as Christian as Trump no wonder she thinks he normal

  • Rebecca Gardner

    Yeah, because when I want an opinion about the sanity of a person, Bachmann is the 1st person to come to mind. Now if you’ll excuse me I need to see if Casey Anthony is available to baby sit.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Ouch! 🙂

  • teedofftaxpayer

    Of course the insane witch would think he’s normal.

  • Christopher
  • Richard B

    “He (Donald Trump) is quite honestly one of the most regular guys you would ever meet,” said Michelle Bachmann …
    deep breath, and a pause
    We all know how mental Michelle Bachmann is and her bizarre world view, and it makes sense, Trump would be regular and normal to her.

  • David

    Managing to work in the police shooting of that woman to suit her purpose is especially tasteless. Michelle Bachmann is dreadful.

  • Javier Smith

    “But I don’t want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked.
    “Oh, you can’t help that,” said the Cat: “we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.”
    “How do you know I’m mad?” said Alice.
    “You must be,” said the Cat, “or you wouldn’t have come here.”
    ― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

  • June Gordon

    “After all of this phony, fake, Russia-collusion nonstory, the number one thing that voters in America stand with Donald Trump on, it’s the idea ….” I don’t think her words mean what she thinks they do.

  • Paula
  • Bad Tom

    It is not surprising that Michele Bachmann finds Donald Trump a “perfectly normal” human being.

    She is comparing him to herself.

  • Lori

    Minnesota does not have a “reputation for terrorism.” It does have a reputation for electing people we are cray though. They should worry more about that.

  • Ninja0980

    Go away you vile troll.

  • Will Parkinson

    Because she’s the expert….

  • thatotherjean

    I don’t think she’s in a position to judge. Michele Bachmann wouldn’t recognize normal if it had introduced itself ten minutes before.

  • Nowhereman

    I’m not even sure what to say here. Ol’ Crazy Eyes saying that The Donald is just a regular, normal guy just doesn’t seem too convincing.

  • Robert Adams

    If she is the current standard for “normal”, then she certainly is correct.

  • Dan M

    If you had to live with Marcus you would think The Donald was normal too

  • Gerry Fisher

    Cross-eyed evil incompetent says what?

  • RJ Bone

    Sorry, but Crazy-eyes “Our [Tea Party] movement at its core is an intellectual movement” Bachmann doesn’t get to determine who is barely less crazy than Completely Batshit, much less “normal.” 😉

    Speaking of which, Michele, who the hell let you out of the Arkham?!

  • DaveMiller135

    She lives her life as the beard for a man who, when he speaks, not a hairpin, not a handbag, but the actual lifeless corpse of Liberace falls out. Her view of normal may not match that of others.

    • Leo Tallant

      The husbear and I are dealing with my Mom’s radiation treatments starting this week. We have had and will have appointments sometimes two a day (but not all for the treatment). We are both completely worn out mentally and physically.

      Thank you Dave for the FIRST laugh I have had all day! 🙂

      • -M-


      • DaveMiller135

        Sorry to hear about your Mom. Hope things improve.

  • Sporkfighter

    “He just is who he is.”

    We could say the same of Charles Manson.

  • Mark_in_MN

    She reportedly also said that Donald Trump has 1950s sensibilities. Uh, that’s part of the problem.

  • BudClark

    Trump is as normal as “Crazy Eyes” and her husbandette “Lady Bird.”

  • AJ Drew

    Nope, not even gonna try to parse Crazy-Eye speak.


  • yes b’y

    he’s regular all right

  • jaydee5000

    What a despicable Talibangelical c*nt. The Christian Right is a far greater danger to America than Muslim immigrants.

  • Friday

    Well, the headline gave me a laugh I needed, Joe. 🙂

  • Rocco

    Well then, that settles that…

  • jm2

    Compared to whom?

  • Danieruw

    Obviously not a practitioner of “Minnesota Nice”. My late grandparents would be appalled!

  • Leo Tallant

    You bat shit crazy bitch! How the hell would YOU know anything about normal ?????

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    This is like having the Joker point to the Mad Hatter and say, “He’s perfectly sane. I would know!”

  • Oh, Michelle the Russian story is so “fake” that he is finding out what pardoning power he has………………

  • JT

    “He’s normal, she’s normal, and I’m normal. I’ll have a plate of normal with a nice chianti.”

  • SilasMarner

    Well, of course “Crazy Eyes” thinks Trump is normal. He’s just like her.

  • Lindoro Almaviva

    After all of this phony, fake, Russia-collusion nonstory…

    Other non story, fake news: Your Husband is a sissy, cock loving faggot who married you because no other woman would believe he was straight and he was desperate to fit in.

  • northern_neighbour

    Uhhhh, Right On, … Schwester Crazy Eyes … Drumpf is completely normal in that Alternative Universe inhabited by somebody, namely BatShitCrazy YOU, a woman who while very greedy, is completely ABNORMAL.

    How much credence then should we place in your clinical opinion given your vast qualifications and advanced doctorates in Psychiatry. But please … don’t freak out when the men in white come for you, for your trip to the looney bin.

  • OV
  • NMNative

    When you’re as big a nut job as she is, everyone else looks pretty normal.

  • Don Blair

    This cnt is flat out insane.

  • James Witt

    Michele Bachmann…the number one challenger to Sarah Palin’s title of stupidest woman on the planet!!!