White House: Trump Improvised “Fire And Fury” Rant

The Associated Press reports:

President Donald Trump was speaking in his own words when he vowed to retaliate against North Korean aggression with “fire and fury,” but top advisers were aware of the tone he planned to strike, a White House spokeswoman said Wednesday, as the administration sought to provide clarity on its strategy on the Korean Peninsula.

“The words were his own,” said Sarah Huckabee Sanders. But she added that “the tone and strength of the message were discussed beforehand” with advisers, including new chief of staff John Kelly.

The White House sought to provide more context to the president’s Tuesday statement at his New Jersey golf club, where he had convened a meeting on the opioid epidemic during his 17-day vacation.

Officials also stressed Wednesday that Trump and Kelly had been in conversations with members of the National Security Council before the president made the comments. They did not detail whom specifically Trump and Kelly spoke with.

  • Boreal

    “The White House sought to provide more context to the president’s Tuesday statement.”

    Good luck with that. It’s like trying to add context to a monkey throwing shit at the zoo.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      I hear you
      I do
      But if I were a monkey in a zoo
      I’d do that too

    • bambinoitaliano
      • netxtown

        I had a blow out like that once. It was on an old plymouth fury….

        • Christopher

          No surprise. Those cars were as big as that whale!

        • Octavio

          I had a blue 57 Plymouth Fury. I entered it in a car show by driving it onto a platform, decorating it with long strands of marigolds, a few burning votives, burning incense and putting a sign in front of it announcing “The Shrine of the Blue Fury.” Won most unique car entry and sold the piece of junk for six grand.

          • Joe in PA

            I’m going to call you Christine from now on. Ahem.

            OKOK, you were in your blue period at the time.

          • Octavio

            It was a finny wonder, sort of looked like Pat Nixon. Worst built car I’ve ever seen. But somebody needed it (thank the fake gods).

          • Joe in PA

            Worst built car I’ve ever seen.

            Whew. So the Corvair is off the hook now? 🙂 I had mine out this weekend. Drives like a dream.

          • Octavio

            Corvairs got a bum rap. Ford Falcons were just as problematic. Chrysler went out of its way to skip on quality engineering from 1955 to about 1964 hoping to sell cars cheap enough you’d trade them in before they completely fell apart. That strategy bit them in the ass big time.

          • Joe in PA

            1955-1964? Those were the golden years. 🙂

            Have you forgotten the K-car? I wonder if ANY Reliant-K cars survived? Oh, and who could forget the Dodge Omni? Bwahahaha. A co-worker of mine had one and the door actually fell OFF the car. POS!

          • dr tod

            Omni you say! The steering wheel came off while I was driving. The rubber foot rest fell off the clutch. Rolling down the window could be heard 3 cars away, and it broke down in the Boston tunnel the second month.The wipers worked well though. It was my very first new car purchase.

          • Joe in PA

            Oh my word…your first new car? I bet you are riding bicycles now. 🙂

          • Octavio

            I was only thinking about the first time Chrysler dipped into planned obsolescence. Prior to 1955 Chrysler products were famous for being solid automobiles that would last for years. As for K Kars. Yikes! A friend left me his 1972 Imperial when he died. It looked like a torpedo.It took me forever to unload that rust bucket. I’ve never understood the fascination with MOPAR muscle cars from the late 60s/early 70s. They were pieces of crap, except for the Hemi engines. However, I would love to get my hands on a 1940 Towne and Country woody wagon. 🙂

          • Joe in PA

            Early 70’s MOPAR muscle, think: SuperBird. (and the Dodge version Daytona)

            WTF was that? And they go for HUGE $$$ now at auction. SMH. Read it and weep ($415K for a SuperBird):

            https://news.classiccars.com/winged-mopars-lead-20-million-mecum-auction-harrisburg/

          • gothambear

            Chevrolet Citation – any still on the road? Real lemon clunkers

          • Joe in PA

            Corvairs got a bum rap you say? And it became official in 1972!

            FU Nader. http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/20/federal-study-refutes-naders-corvair-charges-july-20-1972-240609

          • gothambear

            Yugos take the stinky brass ring buddy – those really were built with spit and glue…I did the bank loan for a very bad movie called Drowning Mona with Bette Midler where all they used were Yugos in the movie as a kind of joke. Joke was on them as they kept having to buy new ones during production…

          • Joe in PA

            I remember that movie. Wow, blast from the past. 🙂

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        • Slippy_World

          had a blow out once -also from old Plymouth -to this day can’t even stand the smell of https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8354a78827408a092cf4ba0733609ccbb42cced1dc11928bdc607f951f9bd3a4.jpg gin ….

          • Nic Peterson

            Oh, what a shame.

          • ZhyKitty

            LMAO

      • popebuck1

        That’s called a “Pillsbury canned biscuit whale.”

      • Tor

        You don’t just go poking sticks into dead whales.

        • Jonathan Smith

          I’ll have to remember that…….

    • FuzzyOtter

      Literal LOL just now.

    • Tor

      Next, they will say he was joking.

    • David L. Caster

      Monkeys always have a reason when they throw their shit.

  • MikeBx2

    You mean that the phrase “North Korea best not make any more threats” wasn’t scripted for him? Shocked. /s

    • netxtown

      NK best not have any recordings, either!

  • Tom Mears

    Translation: My shiny metal nuclar tipped penis is bigger than your tiny asian penis and I will wee nuclar fire all over your bad korean hair cut.

  • Sabazinus

    Everything he does is unfiltered. Well, unless you’re talking about the filters on cameras used when hookers peed on him during that trip to Russia.

  • Christopher
  • geoffalnutt

    This is the part in the movie when they launch a military coup, isn’t it?

  • Treant

    Obviously. It made little sense, it was knee-jerk stupid, and it served only to make things worse.

    Therefore, it came right out of Don the Con’s tiny little mouth without anybody else’s input.

  • Sam_Handwich
    • Professor Barnhardt

      Those gold chairs (see 0:36) seem to be all over the White House now. I saw them at a press briefing a few months back.

  • Tatonka

    Horseshit. He’s probably been practicing that line in the mirror for weeks.

  • PickyPecker
  • shellback

    There’s something very wrong with a lunatic pResident trying to sound like a comic book character.

  • AtticusP

    Bullshit.

    That has Stephen Miller’s melodrama all over it, and HE stole it from a speech Harry Truman delivered after we dropped the Bomb in 1945.

    • GayOldLady

      And it was speech given between the two Atom Bomb drops. Truman was warning Japan if they didn’t comply with the terms of surrender and come to the table, that he was going to drop another. They didn’t and he did.

      • 2guysnamedjoe

        If drümpf is emulating Truman’s stance, someone should remind him that Japan didn’t have the bomb. And NK does.

        • GayOldLady

          Precisely.

        • stuckinthewoods

          This time we may find out what happens when there really are weapons of mass destruction.

          • ZhyKitty

            God, I hope not. Seriously.

      • FuzzyOtter

        Interesting. I might be misremembering but In school they didn’t even teach that there was a grace period between the first and second bombs. It was always presented as a one two package.

        • GayOldLady

          “On August 6, 1945, during World War II (1939-45), an American B-29
          bomber dropped the world’s first deployed atomic bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The explosion wiped out 90 percent of the city and immediately killed 80,000 people; tens of thousands more would later die of radiation exposure. Three days later, a second B-29 dropped another A-bomb on Nagasaki, killing an estimated 40,000 people. Japan’s Emperor Hirohito announced his country’s unconditional surrender in World War II in a radio address on August 15, citing the devastating power of “a new and most cruel bomb.”.”

    • Uncle Mark

      “Drumpf improvised.” Give me a break. I’m more inclined to believe that alleged 9 year-old, Pickle, scrawled that for him, before believing that Twitler came up with that on his own.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Can furries still serve in the military ?

  • Ninja0980

    25th amendment time!

    • shellback

      It’s well overdue.

  • fuzzybits

    So they told donnie to get angry and then shoved him in front of a mic?

    • Treant

      Oh, love, I wish there had been even that much planning…

      🙂

  • another_steve

    Nice. The President of the United States – arguably the most powerful person on the planet – speaks shit off the cuff.

    NEXT MARTINI !!!

    • djcoastermark

      And to think ,I started out today saying I wasn’t going to have one. Oh well, good intentions and all.

    • Tor

      Tequila for me!

      • another_steve

        Tequila works beautifully with almost any fruit juice. No need to mix fancy Margaritas.

        A shot of tequilla in a glass of cranberry juice, add ice, stir and enjoy.

        • Tor

          Mixers?? Are you crazy?

        • RidingTheLine

          Tequila certainly is a reason to celebrate agave nectar.

          • another_steve

            I understand that gin derives its predominant flavor from juniper berries.

            So I have all these junipers here on my rather large property, and when the berries are out on them I look at them and think, “Yes, you wonderful babies you.”

  • Jerry Kott

    No shit! What sane president would have said something so stupid under these circumstance. He is an imposter.

    • JWC

      they knew he was going to say shit and no one Not even the Generals advised against it

      • Jerry Kott

        I don’t get the silence of the Generals

        • JWC

          are they afraid of the weak maniac afraid to offend Which general is going to stand up and decline an order

          • Jerry Kott

            In these trouble times, they don’t possess the Courage to speak Truth to Power

          • JWC

            Trump doesn’t want the truth just what he wants to hear

          • JWC

            but they HAVE to the voice of Reason must prevail

  • Just like the way Donald invented the phrase ‘priming the pump’?

    That ain’t how his dementia-addled brain works. Someone says something that he likes, it’s absorbed, and the later spat out.

    In any case, we’re being shown like a puppy having it’s face rubbed in the shit it just left on the living room carpet, why it’s an incredibly stupid idea to elect people who have no relevant experience, expertise, temperament or fitness for the job of President.

    I also never fucking want to hear again that the Dems and GOP are basically identical, nor that it’s important we have a President regular people want to have a beer with. I want a goddamned genius elite expert in the job—and someone who is willing to admit when they don’t know something and need information and advice.

  • ultragreen

    Meanwhile, the standoff between the Giant Chicken and the White House continues….

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7c70855e7c48cb740d9abd9f925092d0f2b5068a7dbc6e12d3a7ad0bbf96ce82.jpg

  • bambinoitaliano

    “I will rain fire and fury on North Korea.” Wonder why Little Kimmy is not flinching one bit. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1c09e9b0145c90dbf63a75bdb26a9cacc630fb115820bd08efb63a4edbee8ab4.gif

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      The fearless American eagle knows a filthy, stinkin’ Russian traitor when it sees one. The noble bird is trying to bite off the puppet’s tiny twittering fingers, before it betrays the nation.

    • GayOldLady

      One guy jumped the line at a rally and Trump pooped his pants
      http://i.imgur.com/JTiB2YH.gif

  • GayOldLady

    President Donald Trump was speaking in his own words when he vowed to
    retaliate against North Korean aggression with “fire and fury,”
    https://img.memecdn.com/no-shit-sherlock_fb_850672.jpg

    • another_steve

      Imo, Jeremy Brett who played Sherlock Holmes for Britain’s Granada Television was the best Sherlock, ever.

      Brett struggled with bipolar disorder and had romantic/sexual relationships with both men and women.

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/aa917bf28fc188be264431406986e8390b1d8e3bed7a10a8c7a9b6d4daa15c60.jpg

      • RidingTheLine

        He did not have to act to be Holmes, he simply was.

        • another_steve

          Agree. The essence of Holmes, he was.

          (And surely one of the sexiest, most seductive Holmes of all time.)

          • RidingTheLine

            Yep. I got that vibe off him as a kid. I was older before I realized that I was crushing on the male stars that I really admired.

  • Octavio

    So, if he gets us into a nuclear exchange, will his “base” still support him?

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      Yup.

    • Jonathan Smith

      after the glowing stops

    • GayOldLady

      Yep, but from a distance.

      • fuzzybits

        And Bette Midler won’t be singing.

    • djcoastermark

      Yeah, cause it’ll only affect them San Francisco Libruls out in Cali For Nye A .

    • bambinoitaliano

      They are looking forward to the second coming of the glowing orange turd.
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fe093f8e0f9b7bc24570cae95cf042aee7f810b3a6b955764edd4e234dade913.gif

    • jimbo65

      Unfortunately his base will mutate into The Hills have Eyes mutants.

      • Octavio

        Ewwwww, fer gross!

    • zhera

      Glowingly so!

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Lewis Black, literally a year ago as Willmore was shutting down…. Prophetic.

    “It has to stop from Memorial Day to Labor Day”

    http://www.cc.com/video-clips/gemze8/the-nightly-show-with-larry-wilmore-panel—america-s-exhausting-presidential-race

  • Lazycrockett

    So anytime Drumpf goes off script the public is just suppose to shake its head at elderly grandpap and not take him seriously?

  • fuzzybits

    Only Glozell knows the,”fire and fury!” https://youtu.be/HYF9bImkOL4

    • Self-torture is really stupid.

    • The_Wretched

      Water isn’t a good choice. Eat some bread or rice.

      • Snarkaholic

        Or beer or dairy.

  • shellback

    Dearest Mr. Mueller,
    It is time.
    Thank you

  • Sam_Handwich
    • Picky-Pecker would be proud.

      • djcoastermark

        Hmm, I wonder what he’s up to right now?

        • PickyPecker
          • fuzzybits

            We just went to the State Fair. That gif isn’t an exaggeration.

          • another_steve

            My husband and I went to our county fair just yesterday. It’s amazing what they do to make the animals beautiful prior to the judging.

            We watched steer being vacuumed. Literally.

          • Jonathan Smith

            so hard to keep new suede looking good…..

          • another_steve

            Lol. So true.

            The cattle don’t seem to mind it, though. Particularly the gay male ones.

          • Joe in PA

            And you know this how? Ewww, don’t tell me.

          • another_steve

            Ohmigod I reread my comment!

            So embarrassing!

          • RidingTheLine

            But “fat” cows are not healthy-for-you cows. Grass-fed baby beef is not what goes to the fair.

          • another_steve

            I assume some (not all, but some) animals that are shown at state and county fairs are subsequently sold and slaughtered for meat. I have conflicted feelings when it comes to the “beauty” judging of food animals.

            I’m a carnivore and enjoy a good steak as much as any other carnivore. I want the animals I eat to be raised and slaughtered as compassionately as possible.

            But to parade a food animal around a sawdust-covered track and award it / the owner a ribbon based on how beautiful the animal looks is…well…

            As I said, conflicted on this.

          • RidingTheLine

            It was originally about both how well the owner prepared the animal for sale and about handling the animal to be sold. The fair animal ideal comes from an era when beef tallow was itself a valued product for making soap and candles. Now, fat steers are just fat steers but the fair animal “ideal” is for a fat steer.

          • Joe in PA

            Have you seen the documentary “Chicken People”? It is a real life version of Best in Show.

          • fuzzybits

            That doc was entertaining.

          • Jonathan Smith
          • bambinoitaliano
          • Jonathan Smith
          • Octavio

            Fucking hilarious!

          • Snarkaholic

            I can’t wait to see what the children look like!

          • Jonathan Smith
          • clay

            “Speak, boy, speak!”

          • Snarkaholic

            *insert “cock fluffer” joke here*

          • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

            Cock fluffing is no joke!

          • Treant

            It’s always nice when a cock gets blown.

    • fuzzybits

      Seems to be drawing a crowd.

  • BTW, if you look at that photo above, it’s been noted that Donald’s body language was really weird when he said what he did.
    https://twitter.com/AFP/status/895053526459498496

    Tell me that looked remotely like a normal arm-cross. People sitting at tables don’t often do it unless trying to protect themselves (psychologically) or avoid coming into physical contact with those next to them.

    • fuzzybits

      Maybe he was practicing for when the straitjacket gets put on.

    • The_Wretched

      And why does he look like he’s mentally straining to make a simple statement?

      • Karl Dubhe

        He is.

        Totally bonkers.

    • bambinoitaliano

      At least the chair is not spinnable so no one has to remind him where to face in a meeting. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5d0769ff580b93f0649149d5ffcf17f09e12d955bfe66b3c40b7c5aebff9ffc4.png

      • Tread

        Someone punk’d him and locked his chair from spinning. I hope it was the Prime Minister of Montenegro.

    • Cuberly

      Then why does it look like he’s looking down, as if reading something. This was red meat for his Cult45 base, that is all. And from what I’ve seen online they’re all for nuking NK full throttle.

      Improvised my ass.

    • Joe in PA

      And what’s with the ridiculous “thank you” at the end of that tirade? WTF?

      • Dreaming Vertebrate

        He also added that at the end of his tweet to “ban the trans” from our military.

        • Dreaming Vertebrate

          He uses it as a “closure” mark to end any debate and avoid questions.

    • Karl Dubhe

      He’s trying to ‘contain’ himself. He knows he’s not behaving in an appropriate way, but I doubt he knows why…

      Nuttier than squirrel poo.

    • BobSF_94117

      Maybe he’s bogarting the salted peanuts.

  • Mike

    The way he spoke haltingly and looked off into the distance as he struggled to remember, it was obvious that Trump was reciting something he’d memorized, His little speech threatening to nuke North Korea used the same words Truman used before nuking Japan. What a coinkydink. We know that Trump doesn’t read or think on his own, so his little rant was written for him for sure. He is a dangerous, easily manipulated imbecile.

    • fuzzybits

      Well,he does read Hitler’s speeches.

  • Treant

    America, you in danger, girl.

    https://youtu.be/_NBaHeweqr8

      • Treant

        You had me at 2:06, letting the dog live, and the warning of “Cartoon Violence.”

        (Sidenote: Anybody harming an animal in any movie immediately gets my “must die” tag. I respond well to that trigger. IRL…uh…that is to say, never seen it in person, nope, and bodies don’t fit in my trunk…)

        • Fallout 4 was, for me anyway, a marvelous game that I played for hundreds of hours.

          Dogmeat (the name of the German Shepherd) was one of my favorite companions in-game.

          • Treant

            My husband also carted that dog around everywhere while telling our Bichon, “That’s a post nuke puppy!”

    • safari
      • Treant

        We may end up hearing what CNN’s “End of the World” broadcast will be.

        • safari

          It’s on YouTube. But we might not get to hear it. Modern EBS force tunes TVs.

      • safari

        (Btw, this site has a bunch of old civil defense information: http://www.ae5d.com/ebs.html )

  • Cuberly
    • Treant

      You had me at planetary destruction. Complete disassembly of the biosphere just gets me hot faster.

      • Cuberly

        8-bit ecstacy!

        • Treant

          Look that up in the dictionary and it just reads, “Super Mario Bros.”

        • Joe in PA

          You. B. Old. 🙂

          A friend of mine replaced her “Sent By iPhone” with “Sent By Commodore 64”. Teeheehee.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      The only winning move is not to play.

      • BobSF_94117

        Tease

  • Ernest Endevor

    Bullshit. But good to know the president has to get permission to say shit.

  • Uh oh… Chief of Staff Kelly may well have just acquired an expiration date.
    https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/895386101262815232

  • teedofftaxpayer

    Trump started taking more credit for something that President Obama did. He stated once he became President he upgraded the Nuclear weapons, when President Obama had it done while he was in office to the tune of billions of dollars.

  • j.martindale

    What a diplomat! Fixing the world’s problems one idiotic tweet at a time.

  • bambinoitaliano

    Did that shit gibbon ever visited Cuba?
    https://twitter.com/maddow/status/895391892426371072

    • safari

      Huh. That’s a new one.

    • OdieDenCO

      i seem to remember a report during the campaign about donny trying to get a deal done in Cuba well before it was legal to do so. I don’t remember if he was on the island on not.

  • bambinoitaliano

    Listen to him. Don’t listen to him. How many puppet role does the shitgibbon play beside being one of Putin’s?
    https://twitter.com/brianefallon/status/895317781796737024

    • ByronK

      Seriously. WTF is going on?

      • safari

        Vacation

        • Bryan

          Day drinking and naps.

      • The destruction of the American Presidency is nearly complete.

    • PickyPecker
      • Joe in PA

        Lordy I bet they have that piped in to the WH.

    • Treant

      I….I….I….

      Wut? So we say shit and don’t mean it, so don’t rely on anything that dribbles out of our national piehole?

      What the Actual Fuck?

    • Craig Howell

      Shakespeare had a phrase for this occasion: “Full of sound and fury/Signifying nothing.”

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      I’ll repeat, we love our sane American cousins, but we in the rest of the world can no longer trust what’s coming out of your nation….

      https://twitter.com/sirlthr69/status/895404090540400640

  • TexasBoy
  • bkmn
  • This morning Rob Reiner tweeted that Trump had been president in 1962 we’d all be dead now. This is just too surreal.

    • thatotherjean

      He’s right. I was in high school during the Cuban Missile Crisis, living right outside Washington, D.C.. We were convinced we were all going to die. We went right to the very brink of war, and it required remarkable diplomatic adroitness to keep from stepping over the edge. Trump and his hollowed-out State Department just don’t have anything like it.

  • ByronK

    Seriously, they should just put out press releases like this.

    “This (afternoon/at 3 am this morning), President (Trump/Bannon) took the (bold/honourable) decision to (bomb/negotiate) with (Florida/North Korea) . He hopes that this (decisive/diversionary) approach will bring (peace/chaos) to the world. He wants nothing more than to protect (the American people/his real estate investments). (God/I) bless America.”

  • justme

    …Well it is below the 140 character limit..

  • thatotherjean

    That damned man-child is going to improvise us right into a shooting war with North Korea. We’ll be lucky if it isn’t nuclear. So, Republicans, when is enough, enough?

  • Gerry Fisher

    Well…yeah…that was obvious.

  • ClevelandJim

    Here’s an idea, why doesn’t the orange idiot and his white house just stfu about their supposed military “plans,” instead of fanning the flames with his north korean idiot counterpart?

  • Luther Kreiger

    Well, that explains why it sounded especially stupid, even for the toddler-in-chief.

  • JCF
  • Hywel Dda II

    Bullshit! Isaiah 66:15
    He was fed this by one of the evangelical nut jobs skulking around the White House.

  • fahvel

    it’s a lie – when it said fire fury, it was reading through dead eyes and almost moaning – the threat is as empty as the heart of the pres.

    • ted-

      …and head.

  • chris james

    Idiot…bad boy, no cookies and milk after nap time for you.