Twitter Snorts After Trump Blames Weeklong Delay In Contacting Mexican President On “Cell Phone Reception”

Newsweek reports:

President Donald Trump has claimed the reason he did not reach out to Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto immediately after the country’s huge earthquake was because there was no cellphone reception in Mexico.

The president was asked why he had not yet contacted Peña Nieto following last Thursday’s magnitude 8.1 earthquake in Mexico that left at least 96 people dead, prompting White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to claim on Tuesday that a phone call between the pair was imminent.

And following up on that pledge, the president days later said he had managed to call Peña Nieto, claiming that poor cell service had prevented him from doing so earlier.

  • MT YVR

    No cell connection.

    Oh hon. We’ve all “just the tip”d before. We know what this means.

    • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

      Donald doesn’t have a connection to humanity. It ain’t the cell phone.

  • bkmn

    But it wasn’t about HIM

  • charemor

    Our Liar in Chief.

  • EdmondWherever

    The Mexican president saw who was calling, and just kept hitting “ignore”.

    • He’s just not into you, Trump.

  • Vira

    Donald doesn’t know how to dial telephone numbers in Spanish.

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    • vorpal 😼
      • Reality.Bites

        Wait – isn’t that his hair on the 9?

        • vorpal 😼

          Yup, and those are his hands on the ends of the question marks.

      • Phillip in L.A.

        Pronounced /¿nū•´ębǝ?/, where /ę/ represents a nasal vowel

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    • thesunnysideofthestreet

      Newsflash: Trump, sighting terrorism concerns, signs executive order discontinuing the use of Arabic numerals.

    • LatrinaDiBucca

      He tried to call collect, but Mexico wouldn’t pay for those charges either.

  • David Brian Holt

    Such bullshit. Are we seriously suppose to believe that the leader of a country with 120M people doesn’t have access to a satellite phone?

  • Michael R
    • Nowhereman

      I love this guy! This is his latest video on Trump. I love the little details, like the coffee mug that’s labeled “covfefe”. Enjoy:

      • vorpal 😼

        It’s hilarious. I immediately hunted down that covfefe cup online and ordered one for me and the husband.

        Our black cat, Felix, has long been nicknamed Fifi, but now we refer to him as “CovFefe” or just “The Cov.”

        • greenmanTN

          Movie lines are good too.

          Me to cat: “They call me MISTER kitty!”

        • RNegron

          It helps that cats don’t care what they are called at all. They don’t answer anyway!

          • vorpal 😼

            We suspect that three of our cats know their primary names, since they genuinely do seem to respond to them when we call them out. We may be somewhat ignored, but their ears will at least rotate, and much of the time, they will talk back to us or come running over.

            Our fourth cat clearly has no freaking clue what his name is, because the longest he’s had one nickname without it morphing into something else is about two months, and we call him by his actual name only a couple times a year.

        • JCF

          I think all cats answer to the name “Food”.

        • Nowhereman

          Funny! I’m wondering if the “v” in covfefe is silent, or pronounced as a “v” or an “f” as in German. I think I need one of those mugs!

          • vorpal 😼

            Since we live in Chile, where people have trouble with b and v sounds, we sort of say it like, “Cobv-fay-fay” with a strong emphasis on the bv to make it clear.

            Funny thing is that the cat seems to have picked up on this now and at least appears to know that any sound that has two Fs followed by a vowel seems to refer to him, as he usually responds by coming into the room and chatting back at us.

            (Obviously he doesn’t respond to “The Cov”, which is good because it means we can talk about him without him cluing in to that fact, as he’s surprisingly attentive!)

          • Nowhereman


    • Frostbite

      oh where do we start?

  • Lazycrockett
  • Reality.Bites

    Coming in 2018, after a disastrous State of the Union address: the dog ate my speech.

    It would be really fun now if all the world leaders released details of their phone calls to Mexico.

    • Richie Kau

      Super fun!!!!! yes!

    • thatotherjean

      They really can’t afford to: we have a whole bunch of bombs, and an idiot itching to use them. We used to have allies, but. . . Humiliating this president–and it would be humiliating–is not a good idea. He hates being mocked, he’s a bully, and he likes violence. Not a good combination.

    • ChrisMorley

      I’d really like an international telephone empathy timeline, from Mexico.

  • vorpal 😼

    He was trying to figure out a way to say that the Mexicans and the earthquake were equally at fault.

    • JWC

      ya you got it

    • EdmondWherever

      Earthquakes are always at fault!

      • vorpal 😼

        We need a wall before those Mexican earthquakes illegally come and make poor white folks have tremors of oppression.

        • clay

          Oklahoma, too late. Must frack more to relieve the pressure.

          • Reality.Bites

            It’s spelled “fap”

        • God is clearly punishing Mexico for their refusal to pay for the wall. !

          • Harley

            Congress should just tell trump to get Mexico to pay for it, like he promised on the campaign trail.

      • Natty Enquirer

        That’s the thrust of it.

      • Reality.Bites

        I am so jealous realizing that line wouldn’t have come to me even if you hadn’t said it already.

        • EdmondWherever

          Don’t let it shake you up.

        • vorpal 😼

          LOL I’m glad someone picked up on it from my comment :-).

          • Reality.Bites

            Oh, if you were knowingly throwing out a straight line that diminishes it somewhat.

      • kanehau

        Actually not. We get earthquakes daily with no fault involved (we’re a no-fault state).

        Seriously – active volcanoes can cause earthquakes with no faults involved.

        • EdmondWherever

          Aw, that’s no fun.

    • Nowhereman

      Many sides! Many sides!

    • JCF

      “Both Sides!”/“Ambos lados!”

  • JWC

    Horse shit quoth the raven

  • Hue-Man

    The people who would phone Peña Nieto are Trump’s communications people who are busy shredding documents and talking to their lawyers.

  • Todd20036

    Translation: You dissed me about my precious wall, so I’m not going to talk to you when you need assistance.

    And besides, you’re minions who came over illegally as babies are going to all get kicked out. So there!! Nyah!

  • Nelson Kerr

    The POTUS has the support of the WHCA, they are very damned good art what they do, Trump is just lying again

  • Lazycrockett

    A postcard would have gotten to Mexico by now.

    • TuuxKabin

      Not really. I just mailed holiday cards, dia de los muertos, Noember 1st & 2nd. But yeah. Catch your ‘drift.’

  • AtticusP

    That huge wall on our southern border that Trump is building must have interfered with the reception.

    Oh, wait…

  • safari

    His tiny fingers couldn’t reach all the buttons

    • another_steve

      Tiny fingers = small peenie.

  • Thorn Spike

    The dog ate my cell phone.

  • -M-

    I keep telling you, Trump doesn’t have the brains or respect to at least make his lies plausible. He just expects people to accept any excuse he gives.

    • another_steve

      When he tweets he’s not tweeting to people with brains. People with brains didn’t vote for him and want him out of office.

      He’s tweeting to his deplorables.

    • Reality.Bites

      They’re the lies of someone who doesn’t care what people really think of him as long as they suck up to him.

      If you were to accept Trump-like lies from me, I’d know I own you and could exploit it.

      But I’ve given up on trying to determine what cognisense is actually there, how much culpability is there. That’s for historians and psychiatrists, not me.

  • Stogiebear

    I guess this also means that it has gone a week without the US extending an offer of assistance to our neighbor, Mexico, in this week-ago time of tragedy?

  • safari

    Btw, she’s in the hospital right now for “pain”

    • Christopher

      Heard on CBS that she has fibromyalgia. That just sounds awful.

  • JT

    The signal couldn’t get through the imaginary wall.

  • OdieDenCO

    sure donny, cause everybody knows the leaders of countries only have cell phones to communicate with. fail!

    • clay

      Donny doesn’t notice the Secret Service lugging that secure satellite phone around after him on the golf course. Donny tries not to notice the male “help”.

  • another_steve

    Trump’s advisers told him that homosexuality was to blame for the earthquake, so he needn’t call.

  • Natty Enquirer
  • DaddyRay

    I feel a Randy Rainbow “Call Me Maybe” song parody coming

  • Lazycrockett
  • TuuxKabin

    Fucking LIAR, traitor, thief, inhumane bastard. Shut up! SHUT UP. JUST SHUT YOUR FUCKIN LYING FACE!!!

    • hudson11

      now, now TK. Yer sounding like Mr B Bear with yer caps lock all stuck. =8-)

      • TuuxKabin

        shud up yo’ own self mac cutie pie. and nite nite termite.

        • hudson11

          sleep well, friend

          • TuuxKabin

            Thanks and good morning. I did sleep well, then a freaky dream woke me up just in time to write you, a bit snarked out and sarcastic, but you know me.

            Sent foto of Slav to you, an “I told you,” photo.

            Your twisted sister’s day started off weird, but once I hit the street, copped some more bogus “I’m taking a photo journalism workshop, and my project is ‘dogs in my neighborhood. May I take a photo of your pooch?”‘ shtick worked and I got some fine fotos. One. Dig this. One of Hudson on the Hudson. Well, West End Avenue. To be sent from my smarm phone momentarily.

            Hope you slept well too.

  • Tomcat

    But once he reached him he told him he owed for the wall.

    • Tomcat

      The response was fuckoff asshole.

  • BeaverTales

    If he had a job like the rest of us, he’d be fired for making a shitty excuse like this.

    It takes a 2/3 vote of the Senate to fire him, and hopefully in 2018 the Democrats can take back the majority from Mitch the Bitch.

  • Ninja0980

    Anyone dumb enough to believe this?

    • OdieDenCO

      about 30% of Americans

      • clay

        Same ones who believe that Susan Rice was spying on the Trump campaign by unmasking them (even though she didn’t know and couldn’t have known it was the Trump campaign until after they were unmasked).

        Same ones who believe him that McCain tricked him on the ACA votes.

        Same ones who believe him that the hurricanes were both the biggest ever and not so big.

        Same ones who believe him that tax reform will be easy.

      • kat

        About 80% of Christians.

  • another_steve

    Can we please put an end to this ongoing national embarrassment called “Donald Trump”?

    Mr. Mueller… put him in jail, please.

    • Ken M

      Can’t they just get him for lying to the American people like Bill Clinton.

      • clay

        They got Clinton for lying under oath, not to the American people (that would convict every president). Last time they had Trump under oath (Trump U deposition), he just kept repeating “I don’t recall.”

        • Ken M

          The Reagan way out.

          • NowAnAgnostic

            Well, Regan was so senile he probably couldn’t remember.

          • Arrowhead74

            Like syphilitic discharge Don is sane?

    • yes b’y
  • hdtex
    • NowAnAgnostic

      You are going to need a MUCH bigger bag.

    • coram nobis

      How Fifties.”
      — Harvey Fierstein, “Torch Song Trilogy”

    • Arrowhead74

      Mom can I ask you a question?

  • BartmanLA

    I wonder what staffer told him to use that lie? I mean he’s got the worlds most sophisticated communications system available in this world and he can’t reach another state leader because of lousy cell reception??? Puhleaze!!!! He’s so pathetic, his excuses are getting lamer and lamer every day. Why can’t Congress do something about him yet? Anything??? Please!

  • Bluto

    jesus motherfucking christ on a pogo stick, really?!
    Perhaps the murican ambassador could of delivered condolences personally?

  • Bj Lincoln

    What a CROCK! He is like a 10 year old!
    Not only did he not bother to contact the Mexican President or at least Tweet him, he NEVER said a word about Edith Windsor. Isn’t this the kind of stuff his Communications Director should have handled? What does his staff do besides keeping the king happy all the time?!

  • Tomcat

    Hell he could have tweeted condolences before using this stupid excuse.

  • ByronK

    “I sent him a postcard but they didn’t have regular mail delivery until a day or two ago.”

  • Ken M

    Hopefully that lil red button and codes won’t be working either.

    • OdieDenCO

      putin should have those reprogrammed in russian by now.

      • clay

        I’m hoping the Pentagon has those reprogrammed by now.

      • johncAtl

        Launch codes are the same, but the pre-programmed targets are now D.C., NYC and LA.

  • Ken M

    Boy, if it’s that bad, he can kiss all those “Wall Payments” good bye.

    • Tomcat

      Done and done.

  • NowAnAgnostic

    Jesus Fucking Christ. So many evil thoughts. A repug Rapture will do. Every fucking one of them.

    • Tomcat

      Something tells me if the rapture is done as described in their bible,, None of them will be going anywhere. Just a bunch of disappointed douches.

      • NowAnAgnostic

        They have raped this planet enough. I thought their biblical rapture was going to take them to their reward–to get them off this fucking planet.

        • coram nobis

          The Whore of Babylon shall sitteth upon them.

          • NowAnAgnostic

            Let the Whore take them off this planet to sit on them.

  • mad-dog

    I was in Mexico City during the earthquake, and drove past Los Pinos (El Presidente’s official residence) on Friday afternoon, and never lost cell service. tRump is a lying bolsa de mierda.

  • margaretpoa

    It’s because he thinks Arabic numerals are a terrorist plot..

    • Phillip in L.A.

      Did you see that Indian manuscript with (allegedly) the first-ever written zero in it? They misdated it, so it turns out it’s a few hundred years older, than they originally thought

  • DoctorDJ
    • Arrowhead74

      I wanna shake that and git sum popcorn!

  • coram nobis

    “My dog ate my cell phone, that’s why, okay? But I finally did call Ricky Penny Neato and wished him a nice Taco con mayo.”

    • kat

      OMG. Crying laughing.

  • Phillip in L.A.

    Mr Trump failed to mention how many times before that Sr Peña Nieto refused to pick up

  • netxtown

    uh…donnie….we ain’t that stupid. You are – but not us.

  • Chicago joe

    No, it’s because you are a miserable fuck. A fair weather ally with a spine as stiff as jello. A mendacious hypocrite who crawls and howls plaintively like a flea-bit weasel. No, the weasel is regal compared to you. the world is better quit of you.

  • Hank

    That must mean, that the U.S. Embassy in Mexico was out of touch with DC, and the Ambassador their could not get a message to Presidente Pena Nieto. Then again, calling the Mexican Ambassador in DC to relay his “thoughts” did not occur to him either!!! Nor in the State Dept.!

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    By the way, the Mexican Embassy on 16th Street is absolutely gorgeous inside! Your next trip to D.C. make plans to visit!

  • EdA

    Even his 11-year-old son Barron wouldn’t try to foist a lie so lame. For that matter, probably neither Uday or Qusay would, either.

    • JWC

      They are way dummer than El Trumpo

    • Friday

      Gotta agree with JWC here, only Barron gets the benefit of the doubt here.

  • Halou

    Nonsense. Mexico isn’t a 4th world shit hole, they have communications equipment available to them to not only communicate with other national leaders but also their various government agencies and the affected provincial administrations. It’s how Mr Nieto knew what the hell was going on and had response teams on the ground almost immediately.

    If I was going to lie about this then I would have said the line was busy. It would have been an obvious lie but at least it wouldn’t smell too much like shit.

  • Dagoril

    Oh please. We all know that Mexicans would just steal cell service from decent white Americans long before 3 days had passed! Amirite?!?!

    (this is snark. please don’t hate me)

    • Halou

      Next thing you know they’ll be “stealing” jobs and other intangibles.

  • Stubenville
  • Friday

    If only presidents and ‘presidents’ of major nations had access to …satellite phones or anything.

  • Dagoril

    “”I was stuck in traffic on the 405 for 3 days, otherwise I would have called!”

  • Cuberly

    Maybe the WH staff was too busy hiring lawyers to remind Donnie to call.
    And maybe the staff’s lawyers were too busy hiring lawyers.
    And maybe the staffs lawyers lawyers were too busy hiring lawyers.

    • Friday

      And making sure Drumph’s ‘ethics’ office could conceal donations to legal funds for those lawyers upon lawyers.

      • Tiger Quinn

        I was livid at this at first – until I realized that all the money in the world won’t get him BETTER representation, it will just go into his pockets. So cool, please DO set up legal defenses and fleece the shit out of your idiots. Mueller’s still taking down the entire GOP, and AG Schneiderman will take the rest. None of MY money’s going to this fool.

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    He should get a plan with whatever provider these people had immediately after the earthquake in Mexico. They all seem to be able to talk on their cell phones.×675/1504872598-mex.jpg

  • Phillip in L.A.

    “Trump Snorts Weeklong Cell-Phone Contact on Mexican President, After Twitter Blames Reception Delay!”


  • EDinMCO

    Drumpf is a pathological liar. He is unable to tell the truth. Full stop.

    • canoebum

      Not to mention that the people effected mostly had brown skin, so they don’t count for anything in Trump World, except cleaning his hotel rooms and doing the gardening.

  • Ben in Oakland

    That huge was interfered with reception.

  • Dean Chambers

    What he meant to say was that for three days there was nobody around who could dial his phone for him.

    • Lindoro Almaviva

      actually, what he said was that Peña Nieto ignored his calls for all this time. Peña Nieto probably told him he had not had service instead of telng him he was ghosting trump. Trump will believe anything you tell him, so long as you stroke his ego before that.

  • William

    The White House was going through a tunnel.

  • JCF
  • Gianni

    What? There are no government to government communications available? Shit, nothing but lying trash.

  • lattebud

    If they just thought of calling the State Department, where I am sure that someone there had the number ot many satellite phones used by the Mexican Government or contacted the Mexican Embassy to arrange a call. But, Trump doesn’t think we need the State Department and probably has plans to turn all of our Embassies and Consulates into Trump Hotels.

  • yes b’y
  • JDS

    The Dahnald just needs two tin cans strung together to take calls.