CNN’s Don Lemon Delivers Perfect Response To Trump’s Speech: He’s Unhinged And Embarrassing [VIDEO]

“I’m just going to speak from the heart here. What we’ve witnessed is a total eclipse of the facts—someone who came out onstage and lied directly to the American people and left things out that he said in an attempt to rewrite history, especially when it comes to Charlottesville. He’s unhinged. It’s embarrassing. I don’t mean for us, the media, because he went after us—but for the country.

“This is who we elected president of the United States, a man who’s so petty he has to go after people who he deems to be his enemies like an imaginary friend of a six-year-old? His speech was without thought. It was without reason. It was devoid of facts. It was devoid of wisdom. There was no gravitas. There was no sanity there. He was like a child blaming a sibling on something else. ‘He did it. I didn’t do it.’

“He certainly opened up the race wounds from Charlottesville, a man clearly wounded by the rational people who are abandoning him in droves, meaning those business people and the people in Washington now who are questioning his fitness for office and whether he is stable—a man backed into a corner, it seems, by circumstances beyond his control and beyond his understanding.” – CNN host Don Lemon, speaking moments of Trump’s speech last night.

  • kaydenpat

    Beyond unhinged and embarrassing. He’s delusional and dangerous.

    • GayOldLady

      And those are his good qualities.

      • Karl Dubhe

        The finest qualities he has…

        Goddess help us all.

      • JCF

        Yeah, we haven’t moved onto homocidal and genocidal…

    • Todd20036

      And yet, he’s honest.

      He told us during the campaign that he was unfit and unqualified to be in the WH.

      And CNN ignored him and focused on Hillary’s emails.

      CNN does NOT get a pass on this.

      • kaydenpat

        True. The MSM screwed up coverage of the election cycle and normalized Trump while demonizing the only qualified candidate, so here we are.

        • Prost Seattle

          And what do the media end up with now? Increased viewership because Trump is in office. I think they knew exactly what they were doing by downplaying HRC and talking up DJT.

    • Chucktech

      I believe he’s an existential threat to the security of the United States of America.

      • JCF

        Planet Earth!

  • bambinoitaliano

    Clear and Present Danger.

  • “Total Eclipse of the Facts” is something a big queen would say, and I like that Don Lemon said it, big queen that he is.

    • Rambie

      LOL, I was just thinking the same thing.

  • Anastasia Beaverhousen

    I watched him say this last night and I wanted to stand up and applaud. The truth in two words. Embarrassing and unhinged.

  • jimbo65

    So will you and your media brethren finally stop trying to normalize him, whenever he gets through an address reading a teleprompter? ?.

  • GayOldLady

    I didn’t watch it live…I’m suffering from a case of Trump Fatigue exacerbated by a case of Trump poisoning. Instead I watched video of the event and read transcripts. Again, the vile puke from Trump’s mouth is so potent that I can barely express my feelings this morning, except to say, 25thTHE45th. This man has to be removed from office before he becomes so desperate he Nukes NK or does some other outrageous, over-the-top action to extricate himself from his own CRIMES.

    To the U.S. Congress, please end this National Nightmare before our Country disintegrates. PLEASE!!!!!!

    • Butch

      When Trump appears on screen I either mute the TV or turn it off entirely. I can’t watch any more of him. He’s playing only to the base of his base, and it looks to me like the crowds are shrinking.

      • Librarykid

        Just like I did for Ray Gun and the Bushes.

      • Keith D Plane

        more and more I’m coming to the conclusion the best way to deal with this idiot is to just ignore him. I refuse to get riled up by his BS, same with his supporters, i just walk away and ignore them. I think he will be going away soon anyway, we will then have to deal with the human Q-Tip (Pence) which will be shit storm of another kind.

        • SFBruce

          Exactly right. As long as Pence is the alternative to little Donnie, he’s merely the light of an oncoming train.

      • kaydenpat

        So true about him playing only to his base. He really couldn’t care less about the rest of us.

        • pj

          he dosent “care” about anyone

          • Bob Conti

            Well… except himself…

      • Goodboy

        The black guy with the sign reminds me of this chapelle skit.
        https://media.tenor.com/images/21ad1c80cabb2104d13ae943680841bf/tenor.gif

        • That_Looks_Delicious

          He was in all likelihood one of those “diverse actors” they advertised for before the rally.

    • joeyj1220

      I couldn’t stomach Trump, so I decided to re-watch “All About Eve” last night… the story of a conniving, backstabbing, egomaniac trying to get to the top. ….. God, I guess I did stay connected to Trump last night after all.

      • Mike__in_Houston

        You did better than I did. I couldn’t bear to watch him either. Last night was the first time I ever got pulled–or I guess driven–away from the MSNBC news programs. I watched Happy Gilmore instead, which is not quite on the level of All About Eve, but I guess there is some sort of poetic justice in going from one vengeful character to another. And one mindless program to another.

        I did hear the Screaming Cheeto say there were no protesters. I haven’t seen anything about protesters on the news. Anybody know?

        • BJORN RAGNVALDR

          Oh, yes, the streets were empty, all were tucked in bed safe in knowledge that Dear Leader, Lord Dampnut would keep them safely, richly and bigly comforted…..

        • Butch

          There were definitely protesters outside, and I know that the police were trying to keep the two groups separate. Violence would have played right into Trump’s hands; I think that’s why he chose Phoenix, in fact – hoping that his pardon of Arpaio would provoke trouble so that he could say “see, both sides.”

        • FAEN

          When he says there were no protesters the reality is of course there were!

        • JustDucky

          twitter.com/saba_h/status/900178610622832641

        • Todd20036

          There were more protestors than there were people in Trump’s audience
          They crowded the outside of the venue

        • ChrisMorley

          15 pictures of Phoenix resistance in a gallery of images at the Guardian
          https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/gallery/2017/aug/23/protests-at-donald-trump-rally-in-phoenix-in-pictures

        • Mike__in_Houston

          Thanks to all who responded. I saw on GMA a few minutes after I sent the original question that there were lots of protesters. I guess it was a dumb question even to ask.

          The common-sense part of me says, “He can’t possibly be claiming there are no protesters if there are plenty just a few hundred yards away.” This only means that I am invoking common sense at the place where common sense goes to die.

          The Screaming Cheeto said that the fake news media would never focus on the entire auditorium so that people could see what a bigly crowd there was. I didn’t see a shot of the whole venue in the couple of minutes that I watched that idiot; now I have, and it looks like they were doing him a favor by not panning out.

      • lymis

        And at the end, Eve meets the new young ingenue who’s clearly poised to pull the same game on her.

        Pence?

        • Chucktech

          Hmmm, no. Pence is way too dumb to be that.

    • FAEN

      I never watch him. I value my mental health too much.

      • David Walker

        My therapist will not admit to “a national depression,” but he does say he’s still seeing people who have real problems, one way or another, with 45. He is about a month older than I, a lifelong republican who was one of the first I ever heard say that he didn’t vote for 45 and DID vote for Hillary. Ever since, 45 has been part of the reason clients are seeing him. My most recent visit with him was Monday a week ago, the day after the weekend in Charlottesville, so he hadn’t seen other clients who were upset or upon whom the weekend had a negative effect. I have a feeling he’s seen several clients since who have had negative reactions. My next session should be interesting, because I will ask about it.

      • JCF

        I don’t usually. I’m glad, just for history’s sake, that I watched the Charlottesville Obscenity last Tuesday.

    • BJORN RAGNVALDR

      Last year I posted about a co-worker (hated Obama, and I know it was b/c of his skin tone, was convinced he was a Muslim born abroad) who called me on a negative comment I made about the average IQ in our area downtown would drop considerably as Lord Dampnut would have a rally beginning across the street as we were leaving. “Oh, you’re probably a Hillary supporter” . I said liking or not liking Hillary isn’t the point, he’s a dangerous unhinged fame seeking narcissist. “Oh, I’m not so sure I agree with that….”. Subject was dropped after I said we’ll need to agree to vehemently disagree on that one.
      She hasn’t spoken a word since the election: our work environment does not condone any conversation that may offend anyone, anyway.
      Since then we work for a new Director. Young, smart, friendly, funny: a real leader for a change (happens to be black) did I mention gorgeous? Gorgeous. well she is no longer getting away with the crap we’ve put up with for years, he his holding her feet to the flame as well as helping me be better positioned for a promotion. This has wigged her out complete, she was wreck before, but WoW! Yesterday morning she came to me in tears, her e-mail froze up (Thanks! MicroSuck.) and she had just finished an extensive e-mail she just could not lose. After many years in this position she can not perform any function beyond the beginner level for most of the program we use and everything stops and needs help immediately as soon as she hits a bump.
      She came to me later, in more tears, apologizing for crying but she is just so stressed emotionally, not just with work but Zach is being deployed (step-son I didn’t know existed for years and she couldn’t even pin down what grade he was in, but now she has opportunity to justify her victim mentality).

      It took every fiber of mine and co-workers being not to say, honey, you bought this ticket to Afghanistan last November 8, that is what you should be crying about!!!!

      Sorry for the long vent but gawd damn these people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Keith D Plane

        you are a better person than me, I’ve already told co-workers who support this idiot they are dead to me. If I need to “talk” with them they get a very short curt email, that is it.

        • Todd20036

          I have a couple of coworkers like that. I’ll deal with them professionally because I value my job, but there’s nothing in the rule book that says I have to like them, or socialize with them

          • BJORN RAGNVALDR

            Nobody in this company likes her. She is demanding and rude, acts like her issues are the only ones to address and her workload is so overwhelming. My other co-worker and I have the lion share of the work since many people request us to avoid her.

          • Skeptical_Inquirer

            How does she keep her job if she can’t even do it and is a pain in the ass? It sounds like they could hire anybody off the street and at least the attitude might be better.

          • BJORN RAGNVALDR

            Beats the hell out of all of us. We’ve had a succession of “managers” too unwilling to deal with confrontation and the laundry list of steps that must be gone through, I think I would damn near have to drag the corpse of the company president through a board meeting to get fired on the spot. Most were with us for a time to put a title on their curriculum vitae for the next job they actually wanted than to actually affect change.

            New director is showing good signs that he’s here to lead and guide us into a new paradigm promotes talent and weeds out the problem children.

          • Skeptical_Inquirer

            Good luck. I hope everybody is willing to back the manager if/when he does dump her ass.

          • JD

            IMO, it is the willingness to socialize with these ppl that has enabled them to not grasp the degree of their blindness … whether to maintain professional relationships, or because we don’t want to make waves, we’re too polite, or have family connections that bridge the chasm, sharing a ddrink and dancing around difficult topics has let these people think that their views have some validity. Guilty as the rest, have been cutting professional links … having to find other ways to make a living, but just can’t be a part of an enabling culture any more.

        • Steven B

          I recall a campaign speech when Trump declared himself to be the “best uniter.” But stories like yours are happening all over the country. I thank my lucky stars I’m retired and don’t have to work anymore. Unfortunately the same thing is happening in families who’ve become estranged because of this man.

      • GayOldLady

        “Sorry for the long vent but gawd damn these people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

        Oh, don’t apologize, you are spot on! Living down here in Dixie I’ve spent a lifetime, literally, around the sort of woman you are describing. My cousin and former best friend of 50 years tried to tell me that she voted for Trump because of her son who is an officer in the Army, when only months before she had told me that the very same son told her he would retire from the military “if Trump was elected”. She actually told me that Trump would be better for the military than Hillary.We haven’t spoken since a couple of weeks after the election and I feel quite certain that he is deployed because he’s “Special forces” and since the buildup in Syria, Iraq and now Afghanistan, I can’t imagine that he’s not deployed. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t wonder how much she’s regretted that vote. But of course she wasn’t about to vote for Hillary because she believed every right wing Hillary hate canard thrown out at Facebook, Fox News, Breitbart and WND. She had the hatred so ingrained in her that she tried to tell me that Hillary was a “killer” who ran a “child sex ring” out of a “pizza parlor”. She even tried to convince me that BLM, who were marching peacefully near downtown Nashville, were “rioting”. It was then that her real prejudices became apparent. Anyone who doesn’t know the difference between rioting and peaceful protesting cannot be reasoned with. I basically called her out on her prejudices, told her I had nothing more to say to her, EVER and we haven’t spoken since. She has reached out via email on several occasions, but I have chosen to relegate her and everyone in my family who voted for the fascist Trump, to the dump heap of History. I’m an old woman, I’m not wasting what’s left of my life on the haters.

        Glad you have a new boss and a new work paradigm. I hope the changes help to make your life dealing with the ignorant coworker a little easier. Peace!

        • Steven B

          I’m less inclined to disinfranchise those who voted for Trump than those who are still with him. Although to most his faults were obvious since his escalator descent, many were taken in by the fake news etc on social media. But the ones who still defend him, even knowing what we know now, are nothing but cultists. These people are not Republicans. They are WILLING members of the cult of Trumpism going in with eyes wide open. So they get no slack from me. I had to block a cousin of mine who I’ve known since childhood whose argument about Charlottesville included the fact that the KKK was started by a Democrat. Trumpism can only be described as a cult.

    • lymis

      I watched Lawrence O’Donnell last night. I loved his approach to it – they had the Trump speech going on mute in the background while they continued the normal show, periodically “checking in” by cutting to the speech and then saying, “No, nothing meaningful there yet.”

      • Bj Lincoln

        Good for Lawrence! That is the way to do it!

      • Chucktech

        LOL!

  • Wesinoregon

    His supporters seem to back him for the entertainment factor. It’s like a reality show for them. They laugh and applaud at every absurd thing he says. They don’t take any problems the country has seriously and just go to see the stand up comedian..

    • CanuckDon

      And take lots of selfies….clueless savages.

    • Gerry Fisher

      >His supporters seem to back him for the entertainment factor. It’s like a reality show for them.

      Yep. What other explanation is there for people waving “Drain the swamp” signs at that rally, other than they are sticking to the script, hooting and hollering, and having a good time at “the show”? (I’m still a bit haunted/peeved at that Alt Right jerk who took off his “uniform” to get the Antifa guys away from him, and then smiled and joked as if was all a game. “Ha, ha, ha…our country’s going down the tubes…ha, ha, HA!”)

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        There are many of that little prick.

    • Clive Johnson

      You might be onto something here.

      After all, I and probably many others here have seen written and video comments by Drumpf supporters in which they express their satisfaction at ‘sticking it to the liberals’. Probably 1% of them have any significant grasp of actual political issues that’s informed and intelligently understood. They have no sense of the moral priorities of any particular social, economic or environmental problem.

      But they are delighted that they finally get to talk back to, to lord it over, the hated liberals who’ve been lecturing them on their racism and anti-gay bigotry. ‘I’m tired of being called stupid for having a different opinion on climate change’. Thus, they’re overjoyed that the liberals are angry about the GOP doing nothing about climate change and rolling back the black man’s efforts on this issue.

      Personal pettiness is a major motivating factor for many Trump supporters. So, when they hear Trump speaking in the same vein, they recognize themselves.

      • CanuckDon

        The liberals have also been “hounding” them about eating healthy, exercising, pollution, littering, recycling, cigarette smoking, and putting on seatbelts. Trump is their big spitball back at us.

        • RoFaWh

          And county fairs in flyover country are having contests now “who has the gut most like Dear Leader’s?”

      • RoFaWh

        “I’m tired of being called stupid for having a different opinion on climate change.”

        No, dear. You are stupid. Ignorant and badly educated too.

  • Nax

    Coming up next, Kellyanne Conway will join us so that I can be outraged at her.

    • Talisman

      So he can provoke her based on the real-time ratings being rattled off in his ear.

  • Talisman

    7 months in, and there has been no movement toward MAGA.

    • Dave B

      Well….There has been a movement, and it’s gonna leave a big shit stain on America.

    • Cipher

      ‘MAGA’ – also heard by certain ears as: “Make America White Again” – The deplorables love the President’s honest, unscripted responses about Charlottesville… So much winning…

      • Todd20036

        Actually, they do. But they represent 1/3 of the country.
        That’s bad, but that should be rectifiable in the next election

      • kanehau

        Make America Grey Again?

        • Cipher

          It’s turned into “Make America Grieve Again”.

    • RoFaWh

      Mange is a very difficult ailment to cure in pets.

  • jimbo65

    Besides the rubes who voted for him. The people who stayed home, voted third party should feel ashamed and want to crawl under a rock for giving us this international embarrassment.

    • AJD

      Yep. I’ll never forgive the third party voters, especially Stein voters. And fuck any of them who tries to use the excuse that “they wouldn’t have voted for Clinton anyway.” They were warned and chose not to listen to reason and instead “vote their conscience.”

      • Todd20036

        No pass for non voters either.
        So you think democrats are Nazis too?

    • Gerry Fisher

      “Not loving the other candidate” is no excuse for giving us this.

      • Chucktech

        “I just don’t trust Hillary…”

        Jesus.Fucking.Christ…

    • Clive Johnson

      I think we have to reconcile ourselves to the fact that Trump’s supporters don’t see a problem.

      His lies–they either don’t notice or deny it.

      His intellectual superficiality and ignorance–his supporters aren’t any different.

      Trump’s braggadocio–it’s what, I’m guessing, is part of his appeal to them. It’s what makes him a strong man in their eyes.

      I agree totally with you that they should feel ashamed for voting for him. But I honestly can’t see it happening. People seem to arrive at an opinion and stick with it regardless of the evidence. Heck, Mussolini’s grave still gets a regular stream of adoring fans leaving appreciative messages.

      • RoFaWh

        Remember, Mussolini accomplished something long thought to be impossible in Italy: he made the trains run on time.

        That’s infinitely more than President Liar has accomplished, or ever will.

      • Priya Lynn

        “His lies–they either don’t notice or deny it.”.

        Oh, they notice it all right, they just don’t care that he lies. That’s a feature to them, not a bug. They love him lying because liberals hate it.

    • CJAS

      The rubes who voted for him? He won white college graduates by 4%, 49% to 45%.

      • Chucktech

        If your statistic is true, doesn’t that mean he lost white college graduates by 96%? What’s your point?

        • RoFaWh

          CJAS’s point is “I’m a paid liar for President LIar”.

        • CJAS

          My point is that there seems to be some deep denial of the fundamental problem of racially-motivated white voters. So thanks.

  • netxtown

    I appreciate his sentiment – but it does little good for the media to put on the gloves after the TKO. But, late is better than never.

    So – where do we go from here? A declaration of mental infirmity? Adult Protective Services? the 25th? Impeachment? With all these roads that lead to Rome – why the hell is everybody parked in the scenic turnout?

    • Talisman

      Because the repuglicants don’t feel any real heat yet, the dumpster is a good distraction from what they are doing, and they are more concerned about the court appointments than the dumpster fire.

      • netxtown

        I think court appointments is about the only ‘hope’ they have left. Fortunately Kennedy and RBG are hanging in there.

        • Ragnar Lothbrok

          Right but anyone with an R behind their name could do that.

          They are running out of reasons to keep him around, but many are too afraid of being ” tweeted at “

    • bzrd

      because they’re on vacation

  • Gustav2

    N.Y. Times Jeremy Peters, to Brian Williams on MSNBC:

    “In a lot of ways, what we heard from President Trump tonight was just an extended version of the shouting matches that he’s been having behind closed doors at the White House, whether it’s screaming at his aides, or screaming at the television. … I see someone who just doesn’t want to lose an argument.”

    • Librarykid

      According to today’s NYT, a phone call that 45 placed to McConnell degenerated into a profane shouting match. In addition to blaming McConnell for lack of action on the healthcare repeal, he also blames him for not using the Senate to protect him from the investigation of Russia’s role in the 2016 election. It will be so neat when he is led from the White House in handcuffs with Pence behind him, also in cuffs. Just to add to the drama, I hope they are both in leg irons, too.

      • BJORN RAGNVALDR

        It sure won’t be the perp walk of Aaron Hernandez, but I will still enjoy it…
        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ae90f44e982d8dae22ee9150346a261e77ea2db2b53ef69ce4efa5ba86d9d887.jpg

        • bzrd

          Nixon resigned and did a happy walk to the helicopter turning then throwing both hands up in victory signs before getting on. One would think he was going on vacation. The Resident Nazi will probably pretend he is going to his golf course and trudge on over to the chopper and take off….

          • Xuuths

            Probably he’ll resign from the golf course with “And I’m never going back to that dump.”

          • RoFaWh

            To which the entire nation will respond in unison “Good!”

          • Chucktech

            The Resident Nazi will probably pretend he is going to his golf course and trudge on over to the chopper and take off

            I don’t think so. If that glorious day comes to pass, I envision him red faced with fury as he storms off to Marine One.

          • bzrd

            would that it happens that way

          • RoFaWh

            Does Marine One have bomb bay doors President Liar can be jettisoned out of?

          • RoFaWh

            Chopper? What chopper?

            When President Liar is de-presidented and removed from the White House (or Trump Tower if he decides on a last stand there), he’ll be driven off in an ordinary black maria.

            I’m not even sure cops anywhere still have black marias, but if they don’t, I’m sure they can rent one somewhere.

        • Goodboy

          Isn’t he the one that committed suicide rather then deal with admitting to an affair with a guy?

          • Chucktech

            Yup. That’s him.

          • kareemachan

            That’s sad.

      • Gustav2
        • Chucktech

          Rachel thinks so.

      • William

        US Marshalls will be forced to use a dolly to wheel Trump out of the White House.

      • The_Wretched

        Tape of said phone call to goto Mueller please. That’s more evidence of attempted obstruction. I have to wonder if Trump’s attorneys have told him he needs to stop trying to stop the investigation.

        • RoFaWh

          They don’t bother because they know from long experience that no matter what they say, President Liar will neither listen nor do what they say.

          I suspect the life of one of President Liar’s personal attorneys is like that of a little man who walks behind an elephant sweeping up its shit.

          • Skeptical_Inquirer

            I think they probably say it once with a couple witnesses so they can’t be blamed for NOT giving him advice then go “I’m on record as having told you so. You said no. Now it’s on you.”

      • RoFaWh

        And dressed only in a pink blanket, provided by a kind cop (“be kind to the unfortunate”), wrapped around each one.

  • Dean

    Anybody know what agency the actors behind him are from?

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      Craigslistdotcom

    • Robincho

      Especially that EXTREMELY prominent black man with the retarded sign…

      • Todd20036

        He’s the black quisling who basically thinks Oprah is the devil, and Hillary is a member of the Klan

  • Rocco

    Nailed it…

  • Ken M

    The last President that lied that much to the American people in recent times, was Bill Clinton. At least according to the GOP that is.

    • joe ho

      And today Clinton would not have to have lied about his Monica affair since attitudes toward sex have changed.

      • Chucktech

        “Pussy grabbing” should forever make sexual peccadillos off limits.

        • joe ho

          Plus the first lady posing nude in soft lesbian porn.

    • Librarykid

      You forget the lies of shrub and cheney that, among other things, led us into a war.

      • bzrd

        two wars

  • Gerry Fisher

    On the one hand, I agree. On the other hand, Don, hon: “Me talk pretty some day.”

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    I wish every commentary like this would pin it on the GOP for their condoning it or for their tacit approval. It’s not just Trump.

    • Chucktech

      GOP traitors.

  • Ninja0980

    And he has his hand on the nuke button.
    Scream everyone scream.

    • JohnJay

      Luckily, I don’t think there are any pre-set targeting plans to select Liberal Cities within the Continental US.

      • kareemachan

        You sure about that?

  • Texndoc

    Unfortunately Mister Trump is the voice for those disgusted with Washington DC and political correctness and I have no delusion he wouldn’t be re-elected. As Michael Moore said over and over pre-November, “he is a huge Fuck You! to Washington DC”. Had “Jeb!” won and been over 6 months into his term with most campaign promises unfullfilled, do you think he could get a crowd to fill a broom closet?

    • Chucktech

      That’s your deplorables for you.

    • barrykyle415

      That’s sadly true, and we need to face the fact that our country is filled with ignorant, hateful people. Trump is symptom, not the disease.

  • Ernest Endevor

    Bonkers is as bonkers does.

  • The_Wretched

    Given the morning after, I think I need to go watch the rally from last night. Kudos for +1 calling Trump out. Now we need the media and these talking heads to call for his removal.

  • When will the Republican elected officials stand up? Ryan has a chance to be V.P. Seats will be lost to the Republicans. Look at the faces of the crowds – dull and wondering if the $10 paid per person was worth it – or whether they would be paid.

    • RoFaWh

      That greedy, stupid, ignorant, orange-dyed asshole fucking charges people to attend one of his “rallies”?

      More like the scene in an Australian sheep shearing barn.

      Edit: And it’s more evidence that President Liar is nowhere near as rich as he pretends to be. No one with vast wealth would bother with a grift that yields perhaps $100,000.

      • Skeptical_Inquirer

        No, I think there have been rumors that people were being paid to attend. Partly because he actually did pay for a crowd once in 2015.

        http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/donald-trump-campaign-offered-actors-803161

        • Ann Kah

          I’m sure he has some groupies that followed him from place to place. I suspect they’re the ones that initiated violent encounters and vile chants on the campaign.

  • RoFaWh

    “Beyond his understanding.”

    Good phrasing, but I can do it in fewer syllables: “He’s nuts.”

  • Lars Littlefield

    It seems I’ll have to modify my opinion of Lemon. Up till know I just considered Lemon a pretty faced idiot. Maybe I’m wrong about that?

  • kareemachan

    This reminds me: did Ryan have his townhall meeting last night?

    • barrykyle415

      It was earlier in the week.

  • MassageBear

    Note the first letter of each paragraph spells out:

    I M P E A C H

  • stanhope

    I much prefer Ari Melber.