Trump Issues Statement Denouncing The “Deeply Flawed” Russian Sanctions Bill He Just Signed Into Law

Here’s the full text of the signing statement, which is apparently the second of two versions issued today:

Today, I have signed into law H.R. 3364, the “Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act.” While I favor tough measures to punish and deter aggressive and destabilizing behavior by Iran, North Korea, and Russia, this legislation is significantly flawed.

In its haste to pass this legislation, the Congress included a number of clearly unconstitutional provisions. For instance, although I share the policy views of sections 253 and 257, those provisions purport to displace the President’s exclusive constitutional authority to recognize foreign governments, including their territorial bounds, in conflict with the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Zivotofsky v. Kerry.

Additionally, section 216 seeks to grant the Congress the ability to change the law outside the constitutionally required process. The bill prescribes a review period that precludes the President from taking certain actions. Certain provisions in section 216, however, conflict with the Supreme Court’s decision in INS v. Chadha, because they purport to allow the Congress to extend the review period through procedures that do not satisfy the requirements for changing the law under Article I, section 7 of the Constitution. I nevertheless expect to honor the bill’s extended waiting periods to ensure that the Congress will have a full opportunity to avail itself of the bill’s review procedures.

Further, certain provisions, such as sections 254 and 257, purport to direct my subordinates in the executive branch to undertake certain diplomatic initiatives, in contravention of the President’s exclusive constitutional authority to determine the time, scope, and objectives of international negotiations.

And other provisions, such as sections 104, 107, 222, 224, 227, 228, and 234, would require me to deny certain individuals entry into the United States, without an exception for the President’s responsibility to receive ambassadors under Article II, section 3 of the Constitution. My Administration will give careful and respectful consideration to the preferences expressed by the Congress in these various provisions and will implement them in a manner consistent with the President’s constitutional authority to conduct foreign relations.

Finally, my Administration particularly expects the Congress to refrain from using this flawed bill to hinder our important work with European allies to resolve the conflict in Ukraine, and from using it to hinder our efforts to address any unintended consequences it may have for American businesses, our friends, or our allies.

And below is the original that somebody decided to kill.

  • FAEN

    Daddy Putin must have called.

  • TrueWords
    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      remember when fox would call Obama’s cabinet members “Czars”?
      That was before the right wing found out putin was our “friend”

      • Lumpy Gaga

        I think it’s Russia-phobia! That’s what I think it is!

  • Rex

    So, who wrote this, since Trump can’t cobble 5 words together to create a coherent sentence.

    • djcoastermark

      The new ***. He is now in control of the pressy densy. Edit , *** new Chief of Staff Gen Kelly.

    • Hanwi

      I didn’t see the word tremendous once, he definitely didn’t write it.

      • Mike__in_Houston

        +10,000

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    • Nick in Pasadena

      Looks like he wrote the last two lines (“truly great company”? really?)…probably the “deal” for signing it.

      • Mike__in_Houston

        Probably the last sentence too since it doesn’t really say what I think it was intended to say. Judging from the context, I think he meant to say “As President, I can make far better deals with foreign countries than Congress can” (probably not a true statement anyway) and what he actually says (or at least the most sensible meaning I can get out of it) is, “As President, I can make far better deals with foreign countries than I can with Congress.”

    • Adam King

      Political operatives wrote the first one, and tried to rush it out; lawyers wrote the second one; Kelly sided with the lawyers. Trump sat on his fat ass dumbfounded.

      • Talisman

        Just dumb.

    • GayOldLady

      One thing we know for sure, Trump didn’t write it, nor does he understand any of it. In Trump’s head all he hears is la dee da dee dee, la dee da dee da,

      • Skokieguy [Larry]

        So serious question. If Trump really feels the law is unconstitutional, doesn’t he have an obligation (i.e. his sworn oath) to veto it? By signing it, hasn’t he violated his oath of office?

        • GayOldLady

          I agree, it seems he has an obligation to veto if he believes it violates the constitution.

          • Kruhn

            Not necessarily. Though it looks like a veto message.

        • Kruhn

          That’s why I’m saying that looks like a veto message, but actually signing messages have been used to raise concerns about the constitutionality of certain provisions of the law. This looks like a textbook signature statement, but I don’t think they have that many objections. As many pointed out, this was written by a lawyer and Kelly sat on The Mangled Apricot Hellbeast.

          This worries me, because If this keeps up, he might actually start looking presidential and get a bump in the polls.

      • Rex

        In his defense, the sound is muffled when your head is deep in your ass.

    • Skokieguy [Larry]

      I want to see reporters actually question him on specific details of what he just signed into law.

      “Mr. President, can you explain why you disapprove of Section 104?” His flustering and bluffing will be epic.

    • Bryan

      And there’s not even a single mention of 306 electoral votes…

    • Kruhn

      One of his aides. That looks like a veto message, he should’ve vetoed the bill and have the balls to override his veto.

  • Cipher

    Who translated the signing statement from the original Russian?

  • another_steve

    Razor blade. Wrist. General John Kelly.

  • PickyPecker
  • Tawreos

    I think the actual first draft was somewhat along the lines of “Fuck you, I’ll do what I want!”

  • Jon Doh

    He still doesn’t get how this was needed because he is a fuckwitt.

  • Bubba in TX

    Still no mention of Russia hacking our election or exiling hundreds of U.S. diplomats. Talk about being in the tank for Putin.

  • Jonathan Smith
  • boobert

    Then why did you sign it, IDIOT ?

    • Jonathan Smith

      because he did’nt want to get bitch slapped by a veto override. 🙂

      • boobert

        Sorry , I don’t buy that excuse. Forcing an override would be a serious way to show disapproval . He is an IDIOT !

        • Dagoril

          He can’t really handle people’s disapproval of him. And a veto override would make him feel bad, like people just don’t like him.

          Hence the cult-like rallies he keeps having, instead of actually doing any governing.

    • Adam King

      He didn’t want to give confirmation that he’s Putin’s little dolly.

  • bambinoitaliano
    • james1200

      lol! That’s why they had to take all his powers to deal with Russia away, ’cause a colichy two year old can not be trusted.

  • Talisman

    He really has no clue about how any of this works.

  • shellback

    Not only did he NOT write that, he most assuredly can’t read or comprehend what it says.

  • unclemike

    So it’s a great bill, except for the unconstitutional parts, and you signed it anyway?

    • AJ Drew

      He signed one of the two versions (yes really,) and so… oh, wait, which one? Heh.

    • Halou

      It is “unconstitutional”. You can be sure Trump is so assured of his rightness that he will not be filing a legal challenge.

  • Tom G

    This is way more coherent than the WSJ interview transcript. Thanks Gen. Kelly!!

  • JohnJay

    No way did Trumph write any of that, even though it’s written in the first person.

    • FlKeysKevin

      There’s no way he even understands any of it, except the last paragraph of the rejected statement, proclaiming his superiority as a deal-maker over Congress.

  • AJ Drew

    Not a fookin’ chance DT could recite what those section numbers actually say.

  • Gustav2

    Who wrote this for him?

    • djcoastermark

      Kelly.

    • canoebum

      Probably White House Counsel’s office. Trump knows nothing about the law or the Constitution.

  • Jonathan Smith

    darn, he couldn’t even stroke out while bitching and whining?

  • Hue-Man

    Who wrote the two distinctly different versions?

    • AJ Drew

      Oh, you noticed that as well? Interesting/horrifying, yes?

    • The_Wretched

      Bannon / Kelly (?)

  • Rex

    I can make far better deals with foreign countries than congress. Far better deals for himself.

    • clay

      “businesses, friends, and corporations”

  • Todd20036

    He really doesn’t understand his office. If he thought the law was flawed he was supposed to veto it with explicit reasons as to the law’s errors.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      W. went nuts with signing statements, too.

      • Kruhn

        Actually, I hate to say this, but this is the proper way to do a signing statement. They usually don’t have that many objections. W. would say in his signing statements that he would ignore or do the opposite of what the law says.

    • thatotherjean

      He can’t explain how it’s flawed, though, beyond ” I don’t like it because it doesn’t let me do what I want to do.”

  • Todd20036

    Anyone want to guess Trump read a Cliff-Notes version of the bill, at most?

    • TrueWords

      CALLED IT…

    • Adam King

      Somebody handed him a one-page list of bullet points, which he didn’t read, while someone else explained it to him, which he half-listened to, then he shrugged, stuck out his circular anus lips, and signed where they were pointing.

  • The_Wretched

    Congress cannot do international negotiations. That’s not how it works.

    The only message this send to NK is that there is a limit on how much dirty money they are willing for you to take Donny (and it’s a lot).

  • Cackalaquiano

    In other words, “Please don’t release the pee tapes, comrade!”

    • The_Wretched

      “apres moi, le deluge.”

      Or something like that.

  • Max_1
  • TexasBoy

    AKA…I’m sorry, Putie, Honey. I had no choice. Don’t be mad.

  • Sam_Handwich
    • JDS

      Watch the teeth, bitch. 🙂

  • PickyPecker
  • Ninja0980

    Looks like someone is nervous about tapes coming out.

  • boobert

    Yea , he talked to putie before he signed. Here come the “it’s not my fault” excuses!

  • PickyPecker
    • james1200
      • another_steve

        Ohmigod it’s true!

        Hillary has a penis! :-/

        • clay

          Or, she’s just well practiced at the “two-finger spread & aim”.

          • another_steve

            Hmm…

            Is that a lady thing?

            Female anatomy confuses me.

          • ohbear1957

            That wouldn’t surprise me. Hillary’s well traveled and resourceful.
            I’m surprised jeb!’s pee isn’t a low-energy dribble.
            .

        • Snarkaholic

          Or one of these:http://www.thepstyle.com/

          • another_steve

            I’m glad that women and trans men have something like that now.

            It’s a clever and intuitive device.

    • Rocco Gibraltar

      And I can’t wait for Vlad to post it after he grows tired of his pet.

  • geoffalnutt

    He’s scared of Master Putin…bigly!!!!

  • Gigi

    If “Tough Guy'” Trump didn’t like it, why did he sign it? It’s almost as though he has no control over anything, despite the fact that he’s POTUS.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      He’s deeply flawed.

    • grindstone

      Say it with me children: COLLUSION.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        coll[—–]usion

        collusion!

        • Lantor

          trea[——]son
          treason!

          • clay

            Who’s zooming who?

  • Lumpy Gaga

    In its haste to pass this legislation, the Congress included a number of
    clearly unconstitutional provisions. For instance, although I share the
    policy views of sections 253 and 257, those provisions purport to
    displace the President’s exclusive constitutional authority to recognize
    foreign governments, including their territorial bounds, in conflict
    with the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Zivotofsky v. Kerry.

    “What are things written for Donald Trump to sign?”, Alex!!!!

  • Halou

    “the President’s exclusive constitutional authority to recognize foreign governments, including their territorial bounds”

    Meaning what; the President’s authority to unilaterally decide that Crimea and the Donbas region are now as Russian as Rasputin and anyone who says otherwise can suck it? The President wills it so!

    Also, don’t go foisting this shit on America’s European allies. Allies who, by the way, are also keen to see Russia being sanctioned for it’s bad behavior on their doorstep. The only people in Europe who have a problem with sanctions are the far-right “morans”, the far-left leftovers from three decades ago, and a variety of oligarchs who for love of money want the EU to capitulate. Not a representative cross-section of continental society.
    America’s European allies are for these sanctions.

    • clay

      Yes, “to resolve the conflict in Ukraine” by recognizing the change in Russia’s territorial bounds. Just like he’s “restoring peace” in Syria, by ending all support to the rebels and proving to North Korea that we are not their enemy by testing an ICBM and asking China to strangle their economy while their in the midst of a famine.

      • Kruhn

        That falls under Commander in Chief and Head of State powers. If we had a competent President, we’d get a more nuanced approach.

    • Kruhn

      Actually, Germany is not too keen on additional sanctions. In fact Germany and Russia are working on a gas pipeline agreement that the Baltic States and I think Poland want the European Commission (the EU civil service) to get involved in the negotiations to make sure the negotiating stance is tougher.

  • Ken M

    Well, that didn’t take long. No major shock there.

  • Ninja0980

    Gee, so much for Gen Kelly having things under control eh?

  • Jay Mills

    He has no idea what they put in front of him to sign.

    • pj

      how about a resignation

      • Jay Mills

        now there’s an idea!

  • Ken M

    GOP face palm. Deserved.

  • olandp

    If there is so much in the bill that is unconstitutional why not veto, let the Congress override, the go to court?

    Oh that’s right, the courts aren’t that friendly to the shitgibbon.

  • Hank

    OT: After listening to an interview of a Texas Rethuglican Congressman, who IS a Physician talking AGAINST the ACA, I had to google. There are currently, 15 Physicians in Congress, and ONLY 2 are Democrats! I do not comprehend, why ANY Physician would be against the ACA!!!

    • Jmdintpa

      Money makes the world go round.

      • Hank

        True, however, the MORE insured patients, the MORE $$$

        • (((GC)))

          Even though insurance companies tend to negotiate fees that are lower than the uninsured, out-of-pocket amounts. (Not that most patients would suddenly pay those instead!!!)

    • The_Wretched

      RWNJs who also hate medicare and think they should get to charge as much as possible at everyone else’s expense.

    • Lantor

      I find it hard to believe that any physician can be a republican. Science denial is doing a patient harm.

      • Adam King

        Republicans. Don’t. Give. A. Shit.

    • Adam King

      You think doctors are altruists? Ha!

      • Cattleya1

        A lot of us are.

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      Why? Rich patients who pay cash, maybe?

    • Nowhereman

      I can’t see why any republican would be a doctor. It involves helping others.

    • Ernest Endevor

      Money.

    • Adam King

      The Democratic doctors are too busy treating patients and curing illnesses to be junior-grade oligarchs.

    • Ninja0980

      $$$$ and party politics.

  • Publius

    “Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act”

    Okay so basically we need to be calling this the CAATS Act.

  • AJ Drew

    So. That was NOT written by DT. Kelly, maybe, with an entourage of lawyers. Next leak please… who wrote that, really?

  • JWC

    Some one told Donny what to say He didn’t sort that out himself ther were to many “where for as”and what not

  • djcoastermark

    Kelly is now in control. All hail and bow down to the new pressydent Kelly.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      That’s President GENERAL Kelly to you and me, dear.

      • Pat

        It’s going to be crowded in the presidential executive washroom, what with President General Kelly, President Lord of the Flies Bannon and President Bone Spurs. I wonder who will get his key taken back first?

        • ohbear1957

          Now that Reince “Flyswatter” Priebus is gone, who’s going to turn on the water taps and hand out the towels?

          • Pat

            “He went to” Jared? If he can broker peace in the middle east, surely he can turn on taps and hand out the towels?

          • Pat

            “He went to” Jared. If he can bring peace to the middle east, he can hand out towels. He can do anything!

    • another_steve

      I don’t view this signing statement as a “win” for Kelly. The convoluted mess of a statement will just fuel the media frenzy concerning Trump’s allegiance to Putin.

      The better approach would have been to issue a brief statement along the lines of “Although the sanctions bill is flawed, I have signed it in the interest of our national security.”

      • 2guysnamedjoe

        Very good. You should be on Jared’s staff. ;>}

        • another_steve

          I’d sit on top of Jared’s…umm…staff. As in, “rod and staff.”

          (not proud of this comment of mine but what can I do…)

          • Karl Dubhe

            .50 cents says you’d be disappointed if you tried.

            I say he’s hung like a flea. 😉

          • another_steve

            Isn’t there something in the Bible about “thy rod and thy staff comfort me…”?

          • Karl Dubhe

            Well, you know what is said about fiction. 🙂

      • clay

        If the signing statement doesn’t specify the Constitutional errors, they lose too much claim against it.

        By signing this “constitutionally flawed” bill into law, he’s just reinforcing that he’s fine with constitutional violations.

    • Michael R
  • GeneInSJ

    You KNOW he didn’t write that.

    • Bob Conti

      Really? I thought he was up all night doing legal research on Westlaw and Lexis. Probably billing the database time to Session’s budget.

  • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly
    • Cackalaquiano

      Terrible

  • Michael R
  • 2guysnamedjoe

    He wrote the last 3 sentences. Who wrote the rest of it?

    • Nowhereman

      I wonder who in the hell wrote the final version–Jared?

      • KarenAtFOH

        Lawyers.

      • BobSF_94117

        Jared isn’t that smart.

    • GayOldLady

      Bannon the Curmudgeonly?

      • Cattleya1

        I am a curmudgeon. Bannon is an alcoholic Rasputin.

  • Nowhereman

    That last paragraph is a good example of what I hat about this jackass. It’s all about him. And when somebody claims to be the only one who can fix things, RUN!

  • Jmdintpa

    yall hold his ass down and ill cut out his tongue and feed it to the pigs. we wont have to hear shit from him anymore.

  • justme

    Donnie must have pulled the yuge words from President Obama’s speeches…
    He never could have written this by himself//

  • Ben in Oakland

    So why didn’t you veto it, ahole? so what if it passed by veto proof majority. Or why didn’t your minions in congress do what you told them to?

  • Snarky

    That feeling when you know the stupidest kid in class has started to copy quiz answers off the smartest kid.

  • Dagoril

    There is no way Twitler has that much knowledge of the section numbers of ANYTHING.

  • JWC

    The only part he wrote was the last paragraph

    • ByronK

      I’d place a bet that it was only the first sentence.

    • clay

      Of the official signing statement, I think that was Tillerson.
      Of the original, yes, seems like Trump, or Jared.

  • Cackalaquiano

    O/T but here we go with immigration. Let the vile scapegoating begin:
    http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/02/politics/trump-skills-immigration-plan-cotton-perdue/index.html

  • Pat

    “But Pootie, my fingers were crossed behind my back the whole time!!!1!!”

  • TheManicMechanic

    Trump is getting tired from all the angry midnight calls from the Russian Mafia. He can’t get back to sleep and vents his orange spleen on Twitter.

    • Halou

      How many whores’ heads will he have on his bed in the morning?

  • coram nobis

    He should have vetoed it, and if overridden, sued. He had a case — see United States v. Curtiss-Wright Export Corp., 299 U.S. 304 (1936). To be sure, it says the Executive can be an almost-uncontrollable rogue in matters of foreign policy, but it’s still arguable that Congress shouldn’t be meddling like this, esp. with something this overdone.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_v._Curtiss-Wright_Export_Corp.

    Not only, as we have shown, is the federal power over external affairs in origin and essential character different from that over internal affairs, but participation in the exercise of the power is significantly limited. In this vast external realm, with its important, complicated, delicate and manifold problems, the President alone has the power to speak or listen as a representative of the nation. He makes treaties with the advice and consent of the Senate; but he alone negotiates. Into the field of negotiation the Senate cannot intrude, and Congress itself is powerless to invade it. As Marshall said in his great argument of March 7, 1800, in the House of Representatives, “The President is the sole organ of the nation in its external relations, and its sole representative with foreign nations.”
    — Sutherland, J., Curtiss-Wright at 319

    https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/299/304/case.html

    • Karl Dubhe

      So, he’s getting bad advice as well as being an idiot?

      I suppose we should be more upset about that.

      • Kruhn

        This looked like a veto message, but he doesn’t have the balls to veto the bill, fucking coward.

    • Natty Enquirer

      However, the political cost of appearing to work on behalf of the Russian Federation would have been far greater than acceding to this bill.

      • coram nobis

        Although that’s how Donald came in to office, too chummy with the Russians. And the power to impose sanctions should be with the Executive, not the likes of Rep. “Ducky Pajamas” Farenthold. Of course, this kind of constitutional nuance is way over Donald’s head anyway.

        • ohbear1957

          Coram nobis, I always look forward to reading your witty and witting writings. Thank you for your posts.

    • BobSF_94117

      The Dems in Congress had the wool pulled over their eyes with this one.

      • clay

        or they’re playing a long game of 25th the 45th by practice, if they can’t do it by politics.

  • Gregory Mullins

    1) Like he would understand any sort of Constitutional questions even if the Constitution stood up and beat him with itself.

    2) If he didn’t like it, and thought it overreach, why sign it, that’s what the veto is for. . .oh right, he’ll claim he was bullied into it and make himself the victim.

    Ass.

    • Halou

      If he challenged it he would have to justify himself in a court of law, and even if he has legal precedent on his side he will still more than likely screw it up bigly.

      • clay

        . . . and look how well the Muslim Ban worked out in court.

        • Kruhn

          But Trump might have a case on this case. The argument his lawyers made pass constitutional muster in the eyes of this amateur.

    • He wouldn’t want to have his veto overridden. He’d look like the loser he is.

  • KaBoomBOX

    So he’s so desperate to sign legislation into law, any legislation, that he signs a flawed bill? Proof yet again he doesn’t understand how any of this works?

  • kaboobie

    Huh…the original statement is the one I saw earlier via Twitter, and it appears still at https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/08/02/statement-president-donald-j-trump-signing-countering-americas

    • tbj5

      There’s two separate statements. One for the bill and one from Trummy. AFAIK.

      • kaboobie

        But in that case the original wasn’t “killed”.

  • Halou

    Trump himself must be tired of all this winning. America First, no?

  • tbj5

    Putin wrote this.

    I mean, Trump can’t read, so he sure as he’ll didn’t write this. I’m just going to go ahead and bet on Kremlin ghostwriting here.

  • Tomcat

    If you did not like the bill you did not have to sign it. You could have just let it sit for a while and it would have become law without your signature.

    • DT: Really? No one told me that.

  • Tomcat

    His and Putin’s love affair is starting to dwindle.

  • JWC

    A parphas of Lincoln “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves”

  • Natty Enquirer

    Fascinating to compare the rewrite to the original. Trump’s predictable boasts were replaced with strategic threats. Clearly shows what little appreciation Trump has for federal politics.

  • First of all, this president is incapable of formulating such a statement, let alone understanding the bill he is referencing. The statement was obviously written by aides.

    “His” statement does not have repetitive, vague words like good, bad, best, worst, nope, many, they, them, everyone, people, great, amazing, unbelievable, incredible, very, (as in very convincing or very amazing, very unbelievable, etc.), nobody knows, everybody knows.

    Secondly, if quizzed on the bill or “his” statement he will revert to using words like good, bad, best, worst, nope, many, they, them, everyone, people, great, amazing, unbelievable, incredible, very, (as in very convincing or very amazing, very unbelievable, etc.), nobody knows, everybody knows.

    • Natty Enquirer

      I’m pretty sure he wrote the final original paragraph.

      • Very likely; he used words like: I, I, I, truly great, many billions, big, far better. So yeah, I agree with you.

  • BobSF_94117

    I suspect the first version was written by Trump with Jared. The rewrite was done by a professional, not a very good one, but a professional nonetheless.

    • FelineMama

      BobSF, I was thinkin’ the same thing. These is Big Boy wording. Not the ones drumph knows.
      Seems the Whiner in Chief is mad at congress for some reason.

    • Tulle Christensen

      Yes it appears it was written by someone who passed high school english

  • Chrissy

    You know Putin facetimed him last night with a copy of the pee tape.

    • Treant

      “Mind your Pees and Q’s, Don. Urine trouble now. How can you stop this leak? Depends.”

  • JP

    I really hope the media hammers on this http://www.towleroad.com/2017/08/trump-lies-3/

  • abqdan

    I totally believe the Trump wrote those two statements himself. Totally…

  • askDominick

    By his own reasoning he just signed an “unconstitutional” bill.

  • MonochromeMouse

    Translation: Look, Puti… I know I promised you would get away with whatever but Crooked Hillary and the fake news losers in congress are making me sign this. Blame them not me please.
    Love,
    Donnykins ♥♥♥

  • Translation: “FUCK! FUCK-FUCK-FUCKITY-FUCK! Vladimir is gonna be soooooo angry with me! Fuck!”

    • Hank

      More like, NOW he is going to call in my LOANS!!!

  • Scott MB

    Like Trump knows what any of those SCOTUS decisions were about. He is nothing but a parrot. I would love to hear the media ask him why he believes these decisions apply and how specifically these decisions would apply with this legislation.

    He signed legislation he doesn’t believe in or thinks is “flawed”. If it is so flawed then he should have vetoed it. But he knows if he did that it would show that he is trying to protect his clearly close relationship with Russia.

    • Dana Chilton

      Trump knows our government better than all the founding fathers combined.. he created SCOTUS.. his idea..he also gave a speech explaining our three branches of government . the Nino the pinta and the santamaria to a group of leprechauns (who all endorsed him btw). Afterward he got a call from George Washington saying it was the best speech ever by a president in history…but you don’t hear about it because of the FAKE news media..

  • Ken M

    Yea, he wrote that…he couldn’t read it…eye roll, face palm

  • dcurlee

    You and Putty can discuss it over pillow talk

  • MassageBear
  • JaniceInToronto

    Which of his lawyers wrote this? It sure as hell wasn’t authored by Cheetolini…

  • JCF
  • ohbear1957

    NEWLY RELEASED: tRump’s very, very first draft of the statement without help from others: https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/06fda78c4bf9dd0f06b38c707052a9281a6533998c2e62cc83425455f246d6a3.jpg
    English translation: “Vlad’s mad. I’m scared. Sad.”

  • Veylon

    Kelly imposes order: only one paragraph dedicated to Trump’s self-aggrandizement.

  • Gregory In Seattle

    He DOES know that he could have vetoed the bill, and forced Congress to override that veto, right? He DOES know that he is not Congress’ rubberstamp, right?