Sanders: Trump Was Joking About Police Brutality

Law Newz reports:

President Donald Trump raised eyebrows Friday when he suggested cops get rough with suspects, but White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday that he shouldn’t be taken literally. “I believe he was making a joke at the time,” she said at a press briefing, after a reporter asked if it was just a joke.

Trump made the statement before law enforcement officers at Suffolk County Community College, in a speech blasting other presidents for being lax on immigration policy. The statement quickly got condemnation, however, even from law enforcement.

  • Bubba in TX

    Ha-ha-ha?

  • Nick in Pasadena

    Fall-back standard Trump excuse, along with “He was being sarcastic” and “He’s new at the job.”

  • bkmn

    No, he wasn’t. He is a bully through and through. He is also impulsive and said whatever he thought would get applause. His statement will get lots of police departments in legal trouble for abusing people in custody.

    • TrueWords

      Trump was a bully in prep school and he continued this thru his adulthood….

      https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CsL0MlaUsAAjQjK.jpg

    • teeveedub

      Won’t it be interesting when (not “if”) an officer in the Suffolk County PD gets accused of misconduct? Will he/she be able to blame their behavior on #Dolt45?

      • bkmn

        A lot of judges would slam the first cop that does that, make an example out of them. I hope that happens.

  • Todd20036

    1) He’s the President. You’d be all over this if Obama said anything close to this.
    2) He wasn’t joking.
    3) You know he wasn’t joking, but enough people called you out on this that you had to make up the lamest of excuses.
    4) Your base knows you aren’t joking, and they have hard-ons for police brutality, but they think most liberals are naïve enough to believe you.
    5) Nothing this president says seems to be making fun of or oppressing reactionaries like yourself, only liberals.
    6) We are going to impeach your traitorous boss.
    7) Say hi to Moochie for us

    • teeveedub

      They’re really bad at everything, including lying.

    • lymis

      RE #4
      The base has hard-ons for police brutality only because they take completely for granted that they’ll never be subject to it. That they’ll never be false accused or arrested, and that the cops all see them as “one of us, not one of them.”

  • Judas Peckerwood

    That’s what every abuser says.

    • RoFaWh

      “I wouldn’t hit you so much if I didn’t love you.”

  • PickyPecker
  • Carl

    It’s no laughing matter.

  • That_Looks_Delicious
    • Todd20036

      He’s just joking…

    • Carl

      One of these days he’s going to wander off a balcony and do us all a favor.

    • shellback

      This photo reminds me; Is there an official “Punch A Nazi” day?

      • Treant

        Good news, everybody! Every day is Punch a Nazi day!

      • Danieruw

        Every day of the week!

    • TampaDink

      “Did I say boardroom? I meant bedroom. And I was joking. The joke is on the liberal media because I never said any of that to begin with.”

    • Yes, he is. The unrelenting panic is eating at him, too.

      Good.

      • another_steve

        Yes. I’ve compared it to that bad dream we’ve all had at one time or another.

        He finds himself on the stage as President of the United States of America – arguably the most influential political position in the world.

        And he hasn’t a clue as to why he’s there or what he should do.

        • lymis

          And he forgot to study for the test.

  • TexasBoy

    While I would hope it was intended as a joke, it was in extremely poor taste, and the timing could not have been worse given the current climate of police incidents. Trump has no filter, no common sense, and no sense of decorum.

    • Gianni

      No sense at all. And as Sean Sphincter would have said. “PEER-EEE-UDD”!

    • TampaDink

      The filter wears out when dementia sets in.

    • RoFaWh

      “Extremely poor taste”

      IOW, coarse, crude, unsophisticated, ignorant, stupid, narcissistic, pedophilic, vulgar.

    • lymis

      It wasn’t intended as a joke. It was intended as a comment that he believed would get a positive response from his audience and stroke his ego.

      Everything out of the man’s mouth is intended to stroke his own ego. If you won’t stroke it, you’re fired.

      He’s actually trying to get the entire US media fired. Hopefully he won’t succeed.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    It was hardly a joke and Police Chiefs aren’t laughing. They, unlike the orange crested shitgibbon, understand optics all too well and the optics of this are horrendous. The police are under criticism, rightly so, for their abuses and the last thing these Chiefs needed was a hall full of cops applauding the president advocating brutality. If these cops had had any integrity, they would have booed or remained silent…the fact that they didn’t speaks volumes.

    • Karl Dubhe

      The fact that they cheered…

      That incites violence. 🙁

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        Exactly.

    • shellback

      Had I been there, I can assure you I would not be laughing. The job is tough enough as it is without this moron adding fuel to the fire.

      • RoFaWh

        From what I see on Youtube, you couldn’t pay me enough to be a cop.

  • Tomcat

    People need to start calling trump on that shit when he says things.
    He keeps getting away with saying I was joking days after he says shit like that.
    He meant every word and I refuse to believe different. anyone that wants to keep being an idiot, keep believing him.

    • RoFaWh

      They may screen attendees so no doubters are allowed in the room.

  • PickyPecker
    • shellback

      Fancy them making that sweater (?) in her size. Ooops. It isn’t her size – it’s WAY too small.

    • fastlanestranger

      When reached for comment, The Lady Sanders responded with, “BLARGH”.

      • Kissmagrits

        Scalia would have argued, “Argle, bargle….”.

        And did you notice her violently pink sweater at today’s
        presser attempting to explain the Mooch massacre ?

    • Thorn Spike

      Another day, another lyin’ preacher’s kid.

      • RoFaWh

        I wonder how many thirteen year old boys she’s screwed with?

    • another_steve

      Sarah Huckabee Sanders turned me gay.

    • JT
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        • KQCA

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    • DesertSun59

      She is a picture perfect example of how religious nonsense completely rots one’s brain.

      • RoFaWh

        What brain? Remember, her father is also a Huckabee.

  • Boreal

    Lying twunt.

  • IAMBOWLINGGREEN

    Kathy Griffin was joking. And she is actually a comedian. Trump is supposed to be a President. Not a comedian.

    • Tomcat

      And not once did HE defend her when she said she was joking.

    • Skokieguy [Larry]

      And if we generously pretend that it was a joke, when people were cheering and wildly applauding with approval, and actual human with a soul would have been immediately horrified and corrected the statement.

      • Lizard

        This is a good point. The fact that Trump said something cruel is nothing new. The fact that actual police officers applauded him scares me a lot more.

        And I’m a white woman, one of the groups least likely to experience violence from police. I can’t even imagine how terrifying it must be for people of color.

        • cleos_mom

          More people will be able to imagine it, sooner or later, than you may think. It’s fantasy to assume that police violence will stop at one group — after all, they’ve learned the last few years that they can kill someone in public, with a viral video on YouTube to follow, and get away with it.

          • lymis

            Such as the (white, in this case) woman who recently called the cops because of suspicious noises in the neighborhood, and when she went to meet them when they turned up, there was a suspicious noise, so they shot her.

    • another_steve

      Apples and oranges.

      Kathy Griffin and fellow progressives represent (presumably) the better part of our natures. Trump represents the Dark Side.

      We know and behave better.

    • Kissmagrits

      He’s tried, but Trump can’t be the comedian and the joke at the same time.

  • TrueWords
    • Rambie

      last line should be, “his voters are as well. “

    • SDG

      O/T… you ARE CUTE!!!

      • TrueWords

        Thank you…

  • Uncle Mark

    Ha..ha..ha…no he wasn’t making a joke.

    I had relatives that used to use that “I was only joking” excuse when someone protested or expressed displeasure at saying something awful. I started shutting them down when I was a teenager, when I expressed confusion whether they were really joking, or if they lacked the testicular fortitude to stand behind their horrible words, or were too proud to apologize for being so horrible. (My father was so proud…especially since he hated that same shit from his own family.)

    • RoFaWh

      A similar issue: people who use the line “I’m just being honest” to justify saying something cruel or hurting.

      Edit: Credit where credit is due. It was Judith Martin, writing as Miss Manners, from whom I have stolen that observation.

  • Tomcat

    Just consider yourself a foolish idiot if you choose to believe trump when he keeps doing this crap.

  • The_Wretched

    There’s a little too much brutality and occasional killings by cops to make it a funny.

    • Lizard

      If you’re going to make such a speech (not that anyone ever should), perhaps right after evidence that Philando Castile was straight-up murdered is released is not the best time. But I guess it wasn’t on Fox News, so how would Cheetolini know?

      • RoFaWh

        If by some horrible fate Drumpfy-boy is still President next spring, I hope Fox trolls him with completely ridiculous fake news on April Fools Day. Then we can all laugh and laugh and laugh when he swallows the bait.

    • RoFaWh

      What I notice when the cops are swarming around some stupid car chase driver after he he crashes: in some places, they’re all white. In others, there are at least a few token blacks in the swarm.

      This is not funny when the county is majority black, as a surprising number are in the South.

  • Carl

    Someone powerless getting hurt is conservative humor in a nutshell.

  • TrueWords

    Yeah because police brutality is such a funny topic to joke about in America from the President of the United States…

  • mjsatty

    He should stop joking, then. He is really bad at it. Not surprising since he has no sense of humor. Btw, Sarah, he wasn’t joking

  • DaveMiller135

    Last stage of a Conservative statement revealing ugly facts about their philosophy: I was only joking.

    • RoFaWh

      The Rajneeshees used that line after doing one reprehensible thing or another.

      The Rajneeshees are a thing of the past.

  • Joking about police brutality doesn’t make it better.

    • Tomcat

      Saying it was a joke days later does not make it a joke either.

      • I would also argue that joking about police brutality makes it worse.

    • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

      It’s a big tent. According to TK there’s room for this in the Democratic Party, so that we don’t lose an election.

      • TampaDink

        TK?

        • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

          Read my comments on the earlier thread “Los Angeles to host 2028 Olympics”.

          • TampaDink

            Thanks! That clears it up.

      • The_Wretched

        DCCC came out with “not pro-choice? sure we’ll big tent you” today. DNC doesn’t agree but wth people. And I get noise for not trusting the national level Democrats. Add that to their “we’re slightly better than trump” messaging and I have to wonder if they aren’t trying to lose.

        • RoFaWh

          Bribes from the Cock brothers?

  • Tomcat

    He is a joker alright and the joke is on America.

  • TexasBoy
    • “And I am disowning you because you are one seriously fucked up and delusional narcissist. All I did was have a couple of Death Stars built and force-choked an asshole who mouthed off at me. Oh, and killed all the Jedi. Still.”

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    OT – Jeanne Moreau died.

  • Treant

    Fuck off, that’s a bully’s statement.

    Also, yes, you do look like a fat fucking pig in that dress and your ass should be taken out and carved up for the starving masses.

    Oh…no, I was just kidding.

  • jimbo65

    Wtf is wrong with these people? 45 throws a bomb, and it’s all, “oh he was just joshing. ” idiots.

    • Lizard

      $20 says he’ll tweet some version of “I wasn’t kidding about roughing up those dangerous criminals” within 24 hours, the fucking idiot.

  • Tomcat

    How many people have lost jobs in their lives because they were joking for real,,, and this ass just uses that as an excuse when he gets caught being stupid.

  • TrueWords
    • bzrd

      “disabilities are a part of human diversity”, Haben Girma
      thanks for posting this, I did not know about her, what a wonderful person.
      Watching President Obama communicating with her in his office is fascinating, everyone must see it!

    • RoFaWh

      There’s a word for Drumpfy-boy: common.

      That was probably my mother’s worst insult.

  • boobert

    So when is he to be taken seriously ? How about a disclaimer posted while he’s talking.

  • JT

    He jokes while people suffer.
    http://i.imgur.com/0qP5rh1.gif

  • another_steve

    O/T: “Rep. Susan Davis, three other House Dems sued for displaying Pride flag”

    http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/politics/sd-me-pride-flag-20170719-story.html

    • The_Wretched

      It’ll be booted from the courts as soon as they file the Answer. The litigant is the nut-job who tried to marry his typewriter.

  • Lazycrockett

    Yeah and Obama was just joking around bout “Guns and Religion”.

  • Tomcat

    I guess we need to plant people in every crowd so if he says stupid things we can yell out YOU ARE NOT FUNNY. Then when he says I am not joking he is stuck.
    And he would say it.

    • RoFaWh

      He impresses me as someone who is easily led.

  • Lazycrockett

    Its hilarious to watch all these GOP Pundits on MSNBC talking how Kelly is gonna bring order to the WH. and Katy Tur just keeps knocking them down.

  • Adam Stevens

    Stay tuned for Trump’s 10-minute set on pediatric AIDS.

    It slays.

  • Adam King

    Funny, the police thugs in the audience didn’t laugh. They cheered.

  • Steven B
  • HoneyBoySmith

    How is that funny?

    Suspects are presumed innocent under the law until they’re convicted.

    Trump’s “joke” is that there’s no need for a trial. Suspects are presumed guilty and cops should impose extrajudicial punishments on them.

    Shameful.

    • RoFaWh

      Lots of cops think just that way.

  • margaretpoa

    Here’s a free pro tip, Sarah: Not everybody is as stupid as you are. In fact, most of us are not.

    • Tomcat

      There are about 36% of them out there that are more stupid than she is.

      • RoFaWh

        Well, there’s our answer. Give all voters an intelligence test and disenfranchise the bottom 36%.

    • Adam King

      She isn’t addressing the non-stupid. She works for Trump.

    • The_Wretched

      Stupid people have a hard time imagining just how much smarter other people are.

  • andrew

    Of course Trump wasn’t joking. He was trying to act like a tough guy which his whiny tweets clearly show that he isn’t.

    • RoFaWh

      Drumphy-boy is a wuss.

      I bet it’s real easy to make him cry.

      Grown men crying after they try Enchroma glasses to correct their color blindness is one thing and says someone is emotionally mature.

      Drumpfy-boy crying? All it would do is provoke sarcastic laughter.

  • Sam_Handwich

    new Politico/Morning Consult poll released today….

    60% of American voters think the administration is operating somewhat or very chaotically

    33 % believe the administration is operating somewhat or very well.
    http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/344687-majority-think-trump-administration-is-running-chaotically

    • Lizard

      In unrelated news, 33% of Americans affected by brain damage.

      • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

        Joking, Right?

        • Lizard

          Half and half.

      • Karl Dubhe

        They might be afflicted, but everyone else is suffering.

    • Adam King

      What proportion of the 33% are mentally ill, what proportion are dead stupid, and what proportion are both?

      • edrex

        what proportion are russian?

      • Lizard

        Oy, us mentally ill have more sense than to vote for Cheetolini.

      • RoFaWh

        More importantly, how can they be identified and thus disenfranchised?

    • Ken M

      Somewhat chaotically…sounds like a weather report.

    • OdieDenCO

      what exactly have they done that would be considered to be “operating “

    • Boreal
  • Ragnar Lothbrok
    • That_Looks_Delicious

      That was exactly the same as my reaction when I saw that.

      • Lizard

        Like the Mooch bitching about the media not being classy. Priceless.

    • RoFaWh

      “A.S.”

      Who that?

      Cancel, cancel, cancel:

      Anthony Scarmucci.

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        Anthony Scaramoocie The ” Mooch “

  • Todd

    Trump is still a shittier president than he is a comedian.

  • Ken M

    “He was joking…like I do with my fashion sense.” : ) Anybody else notice the change in her neckline?

  • Tomcat

    Anyone that believes he was joking is going to love the next tax cuts.
    They are going to trickle down to the little guy. Going to be wonderful.

  • rednekokie

    Sugar — the president of the United States does not have the luxury of joking about such important and life wrenching subjects.
    We are a nation of laws. The president is not above any of them.
    And if you think so, you are incapable of doing your job.

    • JWC

      He has no fucking idea how a human let alone president acts

    • RoFaWh

      To make the point that no one is above the law, the English chopped the head off one king (Charles I) and chased another off the throne (James II).

      • rednekokie

        Not such a bad idea for our present situation here. I wouldn’t object to it — especially the first suggestion.

  • Octavio

    Yuck, yuck, yuck. That Donald is such a card. /s

  • Tomcat

    Nothing about the man is FUNNY ANYMORE.

  • Ken M

    He needs to realize that the “because I’m President” excuse is old, tired, and well overplayed.

  • What’s next, Sarah? Donald going to “joke” about launching nukes against Pyongyang?

    Here’s a clue-by-four: Presidents aren’t supposed to joke about shit like this. Especially not when encouraging police to commit felonies.

  • Cackalaquiano

    Are leading questions a thing now?

  • FelineMama

    FUCKING JOKING ABOUT POLICE BRUTALITY she says with a very Uncommon smile. Yea, This is joke worthy. BITCH, YOU NEED TO GO, NOW!!! You make me SICK!!!! Someone make this MADHOUSE end!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • Ken M

    His family is going to jail and he’s being impeached…oh and you’re fired…….C’mon Sarah, where’s your sense of humor girl?

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    FuckHead in High School : wanna go to the prom ?
    Cool Chic : No, you are a total fuck head.
    Fuckhead: Ha, I was just joking.

  • Tomcat

    How long until he says he was joking about the trans in military ban?
    He has been told that until he sends it to the Secretary of Defense properly they will not enforce it. Now is his chance to back out of that also.

    • TampaDink

      That statement was not intended as humor. He intended it to be a proclamation from the King. Fortunately, the top brass in the military have taken it to mean nothing, unless & until the policy is changed through proper channels. I suspect that will be the next job of pence…to convince them to authorize & implement the change.

      • Duck

        Yep. I remain convinced that the reason the carrier group was off Australia doing exercises with the Aussie Navy and not “dispatched” to hang out off N Korea is because Herr Twitler doesn’t realize that a tweet is NOT actually an order to the military.

        My concern is his, no doubt soon to come, tweet announcing that we have attacked country X. Which will of course be a surprise both to Country X and to the US military.

        • TampaDink

          He has no idea what he’s doing, what he’s supposed to be doing or how it should be done. He knows he is in way over his head but too egotistical to step down…from a job that he hates, one he never thought he’d win.

          • RoFaWh

            Nor, for that matter, what he’s done already.

            (Entirely harmful, of course.)

          • TampaDink

            This is true.

  • Hank

    Definition of vulgar
    https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vulgar
    1 a : lacking in cultivation, perception, or taste : coarse
    b : morally crude, undeveloped, or unregenerate : gross
    c : ostentatious or excessive in expenditure or display : pretentious
    2 a : offensive in language : earthy
    b : lewdly or profanely indecent

    Now, what is the difference between Hair Drumpf and the Mooch????

    • Lizard

      I maintain that Drumpf hired the Mooch because he’s the only (white male) human on Earth who can say the verb “fire” and all its derivatives more times in one sentence than Drumpf himself.

    • Michael R

      The religious right still buys Trump as God .

      • RoFaWh

        They deserve each other.

  • Michael R

    Conservative humor is meant to make you lose hope in humanity.

    • Homo Erectus

      “Conservative humor” is an oxymoron.

  • FAEN

    I’m sick of the pass this ‘it’s all a joke we didn’t really mean it’ gets from the media. There are men and boys of color getting shot and killed every day by the cops. Police brutality is NOT something you should joke about. Ever!

    • Lizard

      Schrodinger’s asshole: An inflammatory statement is both not a joke and “totes a joke, libtards” depending on how many people were offended by it.

  • teedofftaxpayer

    She does believe the shit he says because her old man was just as batshit crazy.

    • Lizard

      I think Sarah Huckabee Sanders may just manage to beat the odds and become an even more detestable character than her father.

      *wipes away tear* They grow up so fast.

    • Homo Erectus

      Well, if she believes in raising the dead, talking snakes and asses, and other such nonsense as found in the buy-bull…….

  • Tomcat

    Sanders: “Trump Was Joking About Police Brutality”
    AND she said it with a smile on her face.
    1. Either she is dumb as a box of cocks or

    2. She loves her new lying job.

    • Lizard
    • Gianni

      She loves the paycheck. That requires total loyalty, support, and agreement with whatever the Prez says, does, insinuates, suggests, and tweets. Plus, when there is backlash from the more intelligent majority of the American public, she is required to make-up or repeat any excuse or reason to blow it off and minimize it.

      • Lizard

        “She loves the paycheck. That requires total loyalty, support, and agreement with whatever the Prez says, does, insinuates, suggests, and tweets.”

        Don’t forget her soul and any semblance of integrity.

        • Gianni

          Definitely. They must be sold or tossed away upon taking the job.

      • Homo Erectus

        It’s more than she was making at KFC.

        • Gianni

          🙂 No wonder she’s so dedicated.

    • RoFaWh

      She has no moral center.

  • Treant

    OT: I hope all our Floridian friends in Emily’s path die painfully by drowning and/or being whisked into Oz.

    Please, kidding. Stay safe. She’s not much, but…

    • Additional sinkholes under Mar-a-Lago would be welcomed, however.

      • Treant

        And that ain’t no joke.

    • Tomcat

      Not kidding,,, JOKING

    • TampaDink

      Emily wasn’t much. We had a good soaking this morning but no real gusts of wind.

      • Treant

        Good! My friend in Jacksonville was completely missed, apparently. There’s no chance she heads up here.

        • TampaDink

          I’m usually on top of tropical weather threats…but somehow we had not heard about Emily until I saw headlines that she’d made landfall in the Sarasota area….a few hours earlier.

          • Paula

            Fake News. No climate change to see here. Move along, citizen.

          • TampaDink

            I’ve been out of the workforce for nearly 20 years (thanks birth defects/Obama.) I cannot imagine trying to hold down a job, raise a family, etc. with this constant breaking news cycle. I barely have time to dash out for more booze….because day drinking is a thing.

  • Vicente continues his master class in professional weapons-grade trolling.
    https://twitter.com/VicenteFoxQue/status/892131310722064384

    • FAEN

      LOL-I like that man more and more.

  • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly
    • Lizard

      “into whether Ukraine helped her in ’16”

      “INTO WHETHER UKRAINE HELPED HER IN ’16

      That’s it. Lizard is going to her happy place.

      Fuck everything, I quit.

      • Ken M

        His final attempt to remind people that he won. Just in case they have, in some way, forgotten.

        • Lizard

          I have a sinking feeling that this will not be his “final attempt.”

          • Ken M

            Sadly, you’re probably right. We’re going to be hearing it again when a Govt. shutdown happens due to mutiple attempts to pass a laughable budget.

          • Lizard

            It’s a sad state of affairs when I actually prefer shutdown to the alternative.

            Be right back, I’m out of booze.

        • bambinoitaliano

          All along it has always been him that needs convincing. His dad did quite a number on his self esteem to turn a 70 year old that behaves like a petulant 3 year old brat.

    • Tomcat

      What do you bet they spend a fortune on this investigation.

    • Treant

      Hopefully Hills just responds to requests with, “I do not assist traitors. Including you.”

    • TampaDink

      The Ukraine helped her lose? Okey-dokey.

    • kelven

      Donnie and the GOP light a sparkler in the vain hope it will detract from the raging dumpster fire.

      • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

        EXACTLY!

    • Homo Erectus

      Oh fer chrissakes. No money for Planned Parenthood, but unlimited funds for this bullshit.

    • RoFaWh

      P-R-O-J-E-C-T-I-O-N

      • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

        Anything for some cover I’m afraid.

  • Canadian Observer

    If they ever get around to charging Trump and his spawn for their (non-government related) crimes, I do hope the arresting officers have a sense of humour — “We are here to tune you up a little… you don’t bruise easily do you?”

  • Ken M

    End Obama Care (giggle), More new Jobs (lol), A Wall to stop immigrants (LMAO), Have Mexico pay for it (ROFLMAO) Please, Guys, have you no sense of humor…I was joking.

  • Tatonka
    • Treant

      Too many clothes. So no, not yet.

    • Lizard

      I’m gonna go with “No.” Horrified, maybe; entertained, not so much.

      If I want to be entertained, I’ll go see Valerian, thanks. I’ve heard it’s bananas, but at least the insanity is on a screen and not affecting American policy.

    • Octavio
  • Oh, Parker

    So basically we’ve learned that if you’re raised in a good Christian household like Sarah you too might grow up to put out fires for a misogynistic, xenophobic failed businessman and serial adulterer with delusions of grandeur, no humanity, no sense of decency and only the tiniest and most tenuous grip on reality. I’ve never seen anyone sell out so big for so little. This administration has utterly wrecked the GOP and has revealed the morality that American Christians have cloaked themselves in as the sham it really is. And they have no one to blame but themselves.

  • lymis

    Sarah, before Trump should be making, any jokes, he needs to stop being one.

    If it takes a week and an official press release to let people know something was a joke, it wasn’t.

  • Cuberly
    • Treant

      I laughed. I’m a little evil.

      • Most of the world is laughing with you and trust me, most aren’t evil.

        I am though.

        • Mikey

          yeah, but it’s a GOOD evil!
          don’t you EVER change. the world needs more evil like you.

      • Cuberly

        Heh, I thought that was the best tweet I’d seen re; this whole cluster f’.

    • Ken M

      Was a formal reason even given for his firing?

      • Mikey

        “name recognition”.

      • Cuberly

        His brand had a very short shelf life.

      • Adam King

        He called himself Mooch, but it turned out he was a Dooch.

      • Cuberly

        Nope, they just walked him out the door.

        Apparently Jared and Kleptanka demanded his exit…or that’s what was floating about twitter.

    • another_steve

      This entire saga’s not a problem for him. He now has near-100 percent name recognition.

      He’ll translate that into money, soon enough.

      • Cuberly

        Well, we live in the era of having no shame, you could be right.

      • Homo Erectus

        Maybe like that Pharma-douche? What was his name again?

        • another_steve

          I swear… I couldn’t remember, so I googled “pharma douche.” His name was in the first listed link.

          Martin Shkreli.

          • Homo Erectus

            His mama called him Martin – to the rest of the world he’ll always be Pharma-douche 😉

    • Lizard

      Jesus Christ. How long did he last? Two days? That has to be some kind of record.

      • Cuberly

        From what I’ve been reading it is a record.

        • Lizard

          Good. I’d love to see this administration setting records for all the wrong reasons.

        • Lizard

          I just checked. He lasted literally 10 days.

          • Due to various considerations, including the pending sale of his company, Mooch wasn’t expected to be officially on the WH staff until August 15th.

          • bzrd

            it’s really bad when they don’t want you when you’re only a volunteer

          • Amanda B. Rekendwith

            Ivanka must be getting worried.

          • UrsusArctos

            So he was fired 16 days before he started? What a go-getter!

          • kareemachan

            But he was NEVER actually vetted by security.

        • Nowhereman

          I think that Reince held the record until the Mooch came along.

      • lymis

        He was never actually hired, because his paperwork hadn’t gone through, since he was in the process of selling his company at an obscene profit to the Chinese. He just started doing (parts of) the job.

        Be interesting to see if that sale goes through now that he isn’t going to have direct access to the president.

  • Michael R
    • Somebody bit the head off the one in the bottom right.

      • Lizard

        Doncha hate it when you open your Peeps around Easter and they have a hair on/in them? Gross.

        • Treant

          Oh, I can beat that. Peeps were made by a local company before they hit the big time.

          Dad used to buy Peeps, cut the packaging, and put them atop the refrigerator for three to four months until they got rock solid. Then he’d eat them.

          For decades of my childhood and young adulthood, one would occasionally discover the Forgotten Peep atop the fridge. Hard enough to use as a hammer. Scentless. Disgusting. And then Dad would eat it.

          • Lizard

            Still better than Sarah Huckabee Sanders!

            (I’m so sorry, but it was right there.)

          • That_Looks_Delicious

            Stuff like Peeps and Twinkies was purposely designed by industrial chemists to never rot. Somehow, back in the day, they were able to convince people that this is something they should put in their mouths.

          • Treant

            Shockingly, both Peeps and Twinkies have use-by dates. And for Twinkies, that’s only a month or so ahead.

            One should, however, avoid thinking about the chemicals necessary to keep spongy lemon cake “fresh” for a month…

            Peeps are mostly spun sugar, which actually doesn’t foster bacterial growth.

            And I’ve had fifty year old penis in my mouth, so I can hardly talk. Actually, while doing so, I literally can’t talk.

          • RoFaWh

            Penis is like cheese: the older the better.

          • lymis

            But you should scrape any mold off first…

          • kareemachan

            My SO had a package of Twinkies in his fridge til a roommate got the munchies and at them after 5 years….

    • Hank
    • Treant

      Seven sweet, one rotten.

      Actually, that was Just Born’s average back in the Seventies. Peeps were…questionable at best.

    • Boreal

      Peeps are edible and sweet unlike that blob of crisco with food coloring.

      • RoFaWh

        Are you referring to Drumpfy-boy?

    • coram nobis
  • bambinoitaliano

    Sure but Kathy Griffin, a comedian get immediate admonishment and visits from the secret service.

  • Steven B

    Excuse me while I laugh and laugh and laugh and laugh and laugh some more.

  • John

    Oh gurrrl….you are sooooo stupid. The mango menace has NO sense of humor. NONE! Zero. Zip. Zilch. He was totally, greatly, bigly, serious. So get over yourself!

  • sword

    “John Wilkes Booth was just trying to make a joke when he shot Lincoln”…so sayeth SHS

  • liondon#iamnotatraitor
  • canoebum

    If we want a comedian for President, we’ll elect Al Franken. Until then, it’s far past time to get fucking serious about your job.

    • Tor

      At least his jokes would be funny.

      • FelineMama

        AND, he’d be appropriate, human, polite, considerate. OMG, he’d be OBAMA!!

  • billbear1961

    You mean like when he repeatedly told his followers during the campaign to punch his political opponents in the FACE?

    Like when he suggested the Russians launch a cyber war against this country to help him “find Hillary’s emails”?

    Like when he suggested “2nd Amendment solutions” if Hillary was elected president and appointed liberal judges?

    Well, we aren’t LAUGHING, you two-faced “Christian”!!

    We’re SICK of him and you and of his entire illegitimate FASCIST regime!!

    With his repeated efforts to obstruct justice and other abuses of power like this and calling on the DoJ to go after his political opposition, we have enough–already–to demand his immediate removal from office!!

    His tireless assaults on the rule of law are enough on their own to call for his immediate IMPEACHMENT!!

    And we haven’t even touched on COLLUSION, on TREASON!!

    • RoFaWh

      If we’d known then how Drumpfy-boy likes to project his crimes onto others, that line about Russia should have been an alarm bell.

      • lymis

        Thing is, a hell of a lot of us DID know then exactly how Trump likes to project his crimes, failures, and inadequacies onto others. And said so, loudly, constantly, and consistently.

        I won’t have any sympathy when the Republicans “find out” that this is who they elected and “nobody could have known” how bad he was going to be.

        Of course, when they do, their story is going to shift to how he used to be a liberal and donate to the Democrats, so they aren’t responsible because he never was really a Republican to begin with, so they’re not to blame. Once again, they’ll decide that their problem was that the guy they picked wasn’t conservative enough.

  • Tor

    The fucking president of the United States does not make jokes about shit like that.
    Besides, I don’t think he actually was joking. That’s how his twisted mind works.

    • RoFaWh

      And if you pointed out the criticism his remarks have inspired, he’d be completely puzzled by them.

  • Henry Auvil

    Pardon my shallowness, Ms. Huckabee-Sanders, but no one over the age of nine should wear that shade of pink. You toss that look when you give up your My Little Pony dolls.

  • Jack

    No he wasn’t.

  • Ninja0980

    Too bad the people in the communities these officers will be patrolling won’t see it that way.

  • Larry Lautzenheiser

    All I heard was “Donald Trump is a joke”

    • Homo Erectus

      and not a very funny one at that.

    • RoFaWh

      Donald Trump is an inept fool.

  • coram nobis

    So Donald Duck was joking. Har-de-har-har.

    Like Henry II joked about Thomas à Becket. And Henry VIII joked about his wives. And of course Stalin liked telling jokes, and everybody couldn’t help but laugh.

  • 2patricius2

    Well, I suppose for a woman whose brother tortured, slit the throat and stoned to death a dog, torturing a suspect is just a joke.

  • coram nobis

    Is that color fuschia? Or magenta? Just asking for a fiend.

    • ultragreen

      Fuschia. Magenta is darker and more purplish.

      • coram nobis

        Fun fact: Magenta was a battlefield in the Franco-Austrian war, bloody enough to merit its name for a different shade of red.

        • ultragreen

          You’re such a fountain of unusual facts.

          • coram nobis

            Free association. If we have to lecture Donald about who built Paris and how Napoleon III was a better leader than him, then we need to bone up on our facts.

            I’ll take Second Empire for $300, Alex.

      • RoFaWh

        Fuchsia.

        The German name “Fuchs” with “ia” added on to Latinize it.

  • Helen Damnation™

    Police brutality is a joke? Check out this 18 year-old boy, being constantly tasered WHILE being strapped down tight in a restraint chair, while a cow-pig has him hooked under his jaw, rendering him paralyzed. ““Most of the taser burns (over 40) sustained by Plaintiff Norris are not accounted for by the Use of Force Reports”.
    Please note the video is incorrectly titled “Texas”, it happened in Tennessee.
    Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HI0JN3SgKoM
    Read: http://thefreethoughtproject.com/deputies-torture-teen-taser-restrained/
    http://filmingcops.com/3-deputies-suspended-video-shows-man-tortured-restraint-chair//1/

    • ultragreen

      There should be a civil lawsuit seeking monetary damages and criminal prosecution of the torturers because of this incident. A torture complaint with Amnesty International should also be filed.

      • RoFaWh

        It certain qualifies as a cruel and unusual punishment.

        Drumpfy -boy would approve.

    • kareemachan

      The comment below this comment: every ONE of you is blocked. You think this is effing funny?

  • Nowhereman

    If you have to explain it, it wasn’t a joke. And in a country that already has a major problem with police roughing up and killing unarmed people of color, talking about roughing them up is NEVER a joke.

    • RoFaWh

      Another example of the degree to which Drumpfy-boy is disconnected from reality.

  • Homo Erectus

    A driver struck and seriously injured a pedestrian.
    Someone photographed the back of her car. It had a bumper sticker that read “So many pedestrians, so little time”. When she tried to explain to the judge that the bumper sticker was just a joke he asked “So you think that’s funny?”
    Some things are never a joke.

    • RoFaWh

      You have said what I tried to say, but you’ve done it better than me.

  • DesertSun59

    And when he announces that we’re nuking NK, it’ll be a joke, too.

  • Ginger Snap

    The right thinks everyone else’s life is a joke. The whole lot of them are filthy, lying, bigoted and hateful pieces of excrement.

  • Tom Ato

    She meant to say “the president is a joke”

  • El Xacal

    To the Federal Agents who will eventually take Trump into custody when evidence proves his personal criminal collusion with Putin and other criminal Russian oligarchs in illegally influencing the 2016 U.S. Presidential elections, I say:

    “Don’t be gentle. Don’t protect his head when you push him head-first, handcuffed, into the law enforcement vehicle after his perp walk. Rough him up a little. Rough him up a lot. Joke with him about how Quadafi died with a bayonet up his rectum. Smile. Wink. Lick your lips. Make prison rape jokes. But mean it.”

    Just kidding. Or am I?

    • RoFaWh

      On some Youtube video, the miscreant says to the cop after being handcuffed, “they hurt”.

      The cop’s reply? “They aren’t meant to be comfortable.”

  • RoFaWh

    Sarah-tootsie needs to learn one of the most elementary things about public relations: if you have to say “he was joking”, he wasn’t joking, not in the least.

    Go away, girl, before Drumpfy-boy sets his sights on you.

  • JCF
  • ‘Til Tuesday

    Joking or not, that the police applauded it was the most disturbing thing of all imo. I expect Trump to say idiotic shit. For the police to applaud it was not a good sign for minorities in this country particularly. All of us should be appalled at the police for their applause to the idea.

  • adamj2013

    Oh! He was joking! Well, I guess that’s okay then.

  • Sure, it was a real panic. I’m sure police departments everywhere are telling SUSPECTS, “We’ll do what we want! It’s TRUMP’S America, now!”

  • PR
  • TheManicMechanic

    It was no joke, ya cūnt, and it was a secret that certain corrupt police departments didn’t want to have leaked. The few remaining decent departments abhor such thinking, where the worst of them prefer not to have their tactics aired out in public.

  • Robert Adams

    Har! Har! Har! The knee-slappers from the Trump administration just keep on coming.

  • RickCabral

    Of course! It was just a joke. Ah, that republicanskee sense of humor! Fart jokes, poop jokes, blond jokes, Polish jokes, handicap jokes…. Nobody is spared their keen rapier wit.

  • DumbHairyApe

    Like a madman who throws firebrands, arrows, and death, Is the man who deceives his neighbor, And says, “I was only joking!” – Proverbs 28:18-19

  • NMNative

    The joke is in the white house.

  • SockMikey

    Paid Liar says about Liar-in-Chief?

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  • Gianni

    It’s only now a joke because of the strong negative backlash his stupid mouthing generated. If the reaction would have been one of praise, the remark would be pronounced as dead serious.

  • Halou

    He is the precedent of the United States, not some washed up drunkard.

  • Gerry Fisher

    I know this is rocket science for Cheetolini’s people, but there are some topics that are not to be joked about.