REPORT: Trump Often Calls Hannity After His Show

The Los Angeles Times reports:

John Kelly, the retired Marine general who is Trump’s second chief of staff, has sought to tighten the flow of information and visitors to the president, to bring order to an unruly White House and to the way that Trump makes his decisions. But he is often thwarted by one man: Trump.

The president by many accounts has bristled at the restrictions and continues — usually alone on mornings, nights and weekends — to act on his own gut sense, using his own lines to contact allies outside the White House and, using Twitter, to reach those millions of supporters he calls “my people.”

Allies see signs that Trump is frustrated with Kelly and increasingly unwilling to be managed, even just a little. The person close to the White House said the two men had engaged in “shouting matches” in recent days.

“The president has started to call people more on the weekends, from the cellphone, which he didn’t used to do,” the person said, noting that Trump often calls Hannity after the Fox News host’s nightly show. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to preserve relations with Trump. “Every time it says on MSNBC or CNN, which you know he watches, ‘This is the adult.… Thank God they stopped him,’ it all gets to him.”

  • Rebecca Gardner

    OT but did something happen in Las Vegas last Sunday?
    https://twitter.com/BikerBecca/status/918222789882056704

    • JAKvirginia

      What happens in Vegas….blah, blah, blah.

      Didn’t cha know?

    • Gustav2

      Who is “we?”

      • JAKvirginia

        The royal “we”.

        • bkmn

          He must be practicing for his trip to the UK

          • ChrisMorley

            Tell him we don’t put up with such arrant hubris over here.

          • Strepsi

            Please please please get 10,000 people in the streets. Throwing feces.

          • ChrisMorley

            Our Trades Unions will be organising the official ‘welcoming parties’. I can’t promise we’ll all be flinging poop.

            I suspect that the security services will be so concerned about widespread social disorder (we’ve not let off any steam with riots since 2011) that his schedule and itinerary will keep Brits and tRump very widely separated.
            They’ll hide him away at the Prime Minister’s official weekend retreat, Chequers.
            Sad.

        • Gustav2

          Silly me, here I thought I was in the US.

    • The_Wretched

      He forgot already. People with dementia are like that.

    • ChrisInKansas

      “Awarding”???? Did they win a contest? Worst Tragedy? Jesus.

  • Tomcat

    He calls to tell Hannity what he want to see on the next show.

  • crewman

    The President of the United States has nothing more important to do than to watch Hannity and call to thank him for the praise? Trump is utterly, dangerously unfit. He is his everything Putin could have dreamed.

    • Strepsi

      Yep, Putin just wanted to sow discord, but he hit the jackpot with this stooge.

      • BlindBill

        Putin wanted the $500 BILLION EXON oil contract that was stymied by sanctions to go through. That is why Putin chose Rex T for Sec. of State. Dementia-Don cannot fire Rex without meeting the wrath of the USSR.

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    • JackFknTwist

      No one on this planet thinks that Trump/turd wants to work.
      No one thinks he can read properly.
      No one thinks he can actually understand any issue other than his ratings.

      So where are the politicians to remove his senile a ss?

      Has no one in Congress any b alls ?
      Are they all afraid of this sexual assault criminal as the women were of Weinstein ?

      • BlindBill

        the GOP is drunk with power they have not had in a long time – they are afraid that if 45 goes, their own reelection may not be assured.

        • KarenAtFOH

          The truth is, if 45 stays, the will lose power.

      • worstcultever

        yes. and tax cuts.

    • Anastasia Beaverhousen

      Remember when the President and First Lady gave state dinners and were attending galas and functions? This fucking moron sits in front of the tv in his bathrobe eating two all beef, patties, pickles, sauce, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, onions on a sesame seed bun. The humiliation of it all.

      • Joe in PA

        Fake news! He ALWAYS has catsup!

      • Nunya D. Bidness

        I’m sure you meant: two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun. There are no tomatoes in a Big Mac.

        • olandp

          Im sure they make a special one for him (don’t ask what the Trump Special Sauce is.)

        • John30013
        • Reasoning101

          I remember memorizing that in 4th grade so I could earn a free burger in the McDonalds promotion. I recited it while we were on vacation in Charlottesville and ate for free!

      • Blackfork

        Let him eat that shite 3 times a day. Let him impeach himself.

      • JackFknTwist

        Yes, I was under the impression that a President mixed with, entertained, cross-referenced people, networked his contacts, talked socially with the general administrative classes in Washington DC, in order to better get legislation and consensus in the Congress and in the public and diplomatic services.

        But as you say the TV, the bathrobe and bacon burger, seems to be his modus operandi – surely he is just hiding from the barely concealed sniggers of contempt from the educated classes?

    • JackFknTwist

      He thinks watching TV is work.
      He thinks talking to Hannity is research.
      He thinks the ‘Daily Briefing’ is a waste of good burger time.

    • MT YVR

      I wonder if every time Donald tweets Putin orgasms a little… and then calls him to share a cigarette.

      • Cattleya1

        “If you smoke after sex, you’re doing it too fast” – Woody Allen

    • Chris Baker

      and tweeting about nonsense. In a few weeks he will be tweeting about the Real Housewives of OC, or how none of the women are good enough for the current Bachelor–except maybe the blonde one with the nice breasts.

    • Todd20036

      its more interesting than whats happening in Puerto Rico.

    • JoyZeeBoy

      This is very reminiscent of the Reagan administration, when the President used to doze off in meetings and otherwise spend his time napping, watching tv or wandering the halls of the White House.

  • Sam_Handwich

    fyi

    he’s giving a speech about taxes shortly in PA

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZMVTznVYpo

    • TampaDink

      Oh shit…..this could be really bad.

      • Tomcat

        He cannot do tax changes by himself.

    • Tomcat

      Hope someone asks to see his.

    • safari

      Truck drivers are his new coal miners, I’ve read.

      • The_Wretched

        Did you see the moronic re-regulation of coal power he wants? Essentially there’d be guaranteed a cost + contract and they tacked on a requirement for power plants to buy at least a half year supply of coal like tomorrow. It’s straight up theft of US citizen dollars direct to the Kochs.

    • another_steve

      Orange Alert! Orange Alert!

      Please be advised that a daycare toddler is missing and is rumored to be about to give a speech in Pennsylvania.

      If you see him, please call General Kelly at the White House.

    • Ken M

      Isn’t there supposed to me staff members to go on these little getaways of his? Toomey and Casey. Not going to do much swinging of the bases there. It will be just one more “beautiful place” for him to visit.

    • The_Wretched

      Will Trump step out in a magenta dress with fake eye lashes?

    • Joe in PA
    • Joe in PA

      Give stick it to the middle class.

  • TampaDink

    For phone sex?

  • Sam_Handwich

    maybe they share info about the latest in wig technology

    • Strepsi

      wignology

  • Gustav2

    Meltdown in 3…2…25th

  • safari

    So many leaky stories today. Mmm… something’s about to happen.

    • bkmn

      My guess is that Kelly will be gone in a month and then all hell breaks loose. I expect Bannon will go back into the WH along with lots of his friends. It will be very ugly.

      • 2guysnamedjoe

        Sad to say, but I think you’re right.
        We all need to release our inner BillBears, and take our country back from the nazis.

        • Strepsi

          It’s just a pure piggish, fascist kleptocracy. Even Silvio Berslusconi is going “man, he’s vulgar”.

          • UrsusArctos

            They’re not competent enough to run a kleptocracy. If they were really greedy, they would know successful parasites don’t kill the host quickly. 45*’s administration is a kakistocracy – rule by the worst possible, corrupt, people at every level.

          • Strepsi

            I learned a new word – thanks! You’re right of course, in that he has appointed to every department a head that is a) the least qualified person possible, b) hates the department they are head of and want to destroy it, or c) both of the above. A Kakistocracy!

          • ChrisMorley

            Greek: kákisto(s), superlative of kakós bad + -cracy

            cheers!

          • Reasoning101

            Yes, it does seem to be a caca-tocracy.

      • Strepsi

        Here’s security footage from next week of the Trump family after Kelly resigns:
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pt9wNQd7LgY

        • another_steve

          We Jews throw the best parties.

          • Strepsi

            lol — not the most loyal bunch though, this happened like 5 seconds after Moses left the room! lol

          • another_steve

            I was there. I heard the guy next to me say, “Is the fucker gone? Let’s party!!!”

    • Strepsi
    • another_steve

      We’re living through an episode of Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone. The “zinger” ending of the episode is that Mike Pence is the one leaking all the stuff to the media.

      He wants Trump’s job.

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/40be0d4f1ebe3515f33c9e0115a2cbbc748c0f012425a1f37aea162344eee62a.jpg

    • Anastasia Beaverhousen

      Kellyann is going to douche?

      • KarenAtFOH

        Toxic waste.

    • I’m getting that feeling, too. More and more mainstream sources & politicians are openly questioning his sanity.

  • MassageBear
  • bkmn
    • Mike_in_the_Tundra

      How does one fuck someone dishonestly?

      Never mind, I started my brain again.

  • Pollos Hermanos
  • Natty Enquirer

    OT: Still choking in drifting wildfire smoke here in Oakland. I’m somewhere south of that center plume.
    http://ww2.hdnux.com/photos/66/52/05/14328189/3/1024×1024.jpg

    • Tomcat

      After the last few years, I am surprised there is still green down there.

      • stevenj

        The 2016-17 rainy season was way above normal in No. Calif.

    • stevenj

      According to the SF Chron this morning the worst air pollution readings ever. The sky is yellowy/orange over here across the bay w/smoke smell. Have 2 friends in Santa Rosa, both still evacuated and both with houses just blocks from where the fire was stopped in the Fountaingrove and Coffey neighborhoods.

  • MassageBear
  • Strepsi

    ““The president has started to call people more on the weekends, from the cellphone” — but omg HILLARY had an email account! Oh, the hu-hannity!

    • MBear

      LOCK IT UP!!!

  • another_steve

    Boy needs a life.

  • j.martindale

    Blind (and dumb) leading the blind (and dumb).

  • billbear1961
  • Tomcat

    Hannity can you get a message to Putin for me please?

  • MassageBear

  • greenmanTN

    Until further notice it should be called the Offal Office.

    • another_steve

      Why not the Covfefe Office?

  • Ken M

    Still waiting on the Eminem war. La De da…mmmmmmmmmmm…..

  • HZ81

    When Moron Met Moron.

  • Tomcat

    Wait until children start dying Donald and see how many friends you have then.
    Reinstate CHIP.

    • edrex

      his base gives no fucks about children. except the hypothetical “unborn” ones.

  • Ninja0980

    Nightly round of phone sex?

    • AJ Drew

      ewww, but Melania and Jill would be very ok with that.

    • You sadist…

  • AJ Drew

    Well, they have to compare how each’s toupee looked on TV each day.

  • Adam Stevens

    I always call Hannity after his show.

    Call him an asshole, that is.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    From Obama to this mewling man baby…I know how it happened, but still….FUUUUUUUCCCCKKKKKK!!!!!!!

    • KarenAtFOH

      DAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMNNNNN!!!!!!!

    • My morning routine: I wake up. Desperately wish for a moment the last year was just a dream. Am devastated to remember, no, this is real. Then I spit, “Motherfucker’s still President, isn’t he? Goddammit.”

      I don’t know that we can last to January 2021 or even 2019. If the day comes when we’ve learned he’s resigned, been removed via 25th Amendment, impeached, or his chicken-fat clogged heart has just exploded is the day I’ll cheer, drink myself sick, then finally get the first good night’s sleep in almost a year.

      • DreadPikathulhu

        If his chicken-fat clogged heart chooses to explode one morning, I’ll forgo my years of alcohol abstinence and buy a f***ing six pack to celebrate.

        • FAEN

          You can say ‘fucking’ on JMG 😊

          • Todd20036

            You just cannot show it… unless you show it through a link and have a NSFW warning

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        Well, if I might suggest you and others concentrate first on 2018. Kick out the legs from under his chair, then go after him directly.

  • DisqusD37
  • KarenAtFOH

    Hey Trump, I miss President Bannon.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Hang on now, don’t make me put down my purse….

      • KarenAtFOH

        I figure every little tweak helps send him over the edge.

    • AJ Drew

      really? In my mind, one down, the rest to follow…

    • geoffalnutt

      All I saw was Miss President Bannon. I need a nap.

  • Michael R
    • AJ Drew

      dangit, now Sarah McLachlan is relentlessly telling me to adopt that puppy. I hate you. /s

  • Ernest Endevor

    The best minds. Highest IQ. Phone hacked.

  • As noted in the Vanity Fair article already cited by many, including our kind host in his previous post, it seems John Kelly has been doing his damnedest to keep Donald away from people who fuel his worst impulses.

    Unfortunately confiscating his civilian phone appears to be off the table.

    While Kelly can’t control Trump’s tweets, he is doing his best to physically sequester the president—much to Trump’s frustration. One major G.O.P. donor told me access to Trump has been cut off, and his outside calls to the White House switchboard aren’t put through to the Oval Office. Earlier this week, I reported on Kelly’s plans to prevent Trump from mingling with guests at Mar-a-Lago later this month. And, according to two sources, Keith Schiller quit last month after Kelly told Schiller he needed permission to speak to the president and wanted written reports of their conversations.

    Honestly, this is beyond disturbing, to have a President who is actively being “managed” because there is nothing else that can be done.

    • AJ Drew

      That’s the thing, isn’t it? A truly great leader accepts input, perhaps not being “managed” but at least pauses and considers… DT never does that, just lashes out.

      How do you think DT would respond to this:

    • Lars Littlefield

      Sen. Corker’s description of the White House as a day care was more than accurate.

    • JackFknTwist

      It’s callet a “velvet coup.”

      • Adam King

        Time for the razor-sharp steel coup.

        • JackFknTwist

          Friend, speak’st thou of Madam Le Guillotene ?

      • MrFitzroyOBE

        Given the temerity of the congressional rethugs, It would likely be a “chicken coup”

      • One former official even speculated that Kelly and Secretary of Defense James Mattis have discussed what they would do in the event Trump ordered a nuclear first strike. “Would they tackle him?” the person said.

        This is open speculation about a possible military coup.

        • JackFknTwist

          yEs, and that’s kinda treason ……but it’s ‘good treason.’

    • djcoastermark

      Sounds like a ploy used in determining sanity in family disputes as to whether grandpa is still mentally competent. Keep the crazy one locked up and let him out for brief appearances.

      • No kidding. They’re trying to keep him from doing uncontrolled public events, like that Alabama rally. They’re trying to keep him on-script and on-teleprompter…and there’s no question John Kelly’s face-palming at the UN a couple weeks back was legitimately exasperation, because the ‘little rocket man’ BS wasn’t supposed to be in the speech.

        Senile Grampa needs to be removed from office though before he kills us all.

  • Sam_Handwich
    • JackFknTwist

      Who are the 3 fascists ?

    • Tomcat

      If the penalty is not strong enough what good will the ban do?

  • greenmanTN

    Obviously I want Trump and Co out of the White House but seeing Hannity get taken down for his complicity and cheerleading, even if only professionally, would be a wonderful bonus!

    https://media.giphy.com/media/PW98dnG5gnRLy/giphy.gif

    • Lars Littlefield

      “Blow me” or Call me”?

      • JackFknTwist

        Can we vote ?

      • greenmanTN

        It would have to be “call me” because Sean is the blower in that relationship. Luckily even people who get choked on a cornichon can handle Trump with no problem.

      • AJ Drew

        Either way, NO.

  • Bryan

    Ring ring
    “Hello?”

    “What are you wearing right now?”

    • AJ Drew

      …”on your head…”

      • Bryan

        lololol

  • billbear1961

    Trump criticizes the media for “saying anything it wants,” but, of course, says NOTHING about a baldfaced LIAR, a truly hateful propagandist, like THIS toxic piece of SHIT!!

    • AJ Drew

      Bill! They’re “friends” and of course they are. Need I go on? Fook ’em both.

  • Cuberly Deux
  • Lazycrockett
    • Only in the sense that the social media companies are wondering how they’ll take foreign money for political ads and not get caught this time.

    • worstcultever

      Just started reading the book Move Fast and Break Things by Jonathan Taplin. (The title is a quote from Zuckerberg.) It’s about how the internet has not only wrecked the world, but specifically how these very few entities (Goog, FB, Amazon) have radically pulled the world’s wealth to themselves and away from every other former economic entity in the world at breathtaking speed and with zero regulation.

      (Five stars so far, and I’m still on the introduction. Treatises like this are desperately needed. The guy writes incisively and excellently. The internet is of a magnitude of Gutenberg – and we are all just flailing like rag dolls – individuals, societies – not knowing what hit us in a mere 20 years. Anway, highly recommended.)

  • -M-

    Off topic in case anyone needs a pick me up.
    It has a really cool video.

    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/10/tidal-bores-qiantang-china-rivers-environment-spd/

  • billbear1961

    Someone posted this on Political Wire:

    Nina Kruscheva, an international affairs professor at New York’s The New School and granddaughter of Soviet leader Nikita Khruschev, has drawn parallels between President Donald Trump and the USSR’s Joseph Stalin.

    “Here, President Trump defined ‘fake news’ the way Joseph Stalin defined ‘enemies of the people’: if they offer a slightest objection to his rule they must be wrong,” Kruscheva told the Washington Examiner. “And they must be silenced.”

    Kruscheva’s comments came on the heels of Trump’s latest attacks on the media, when on Wednesday he threatened to “challenge” NBC’s license for their reports claiming the president wants to increase the American nuclear arsenal tenfold. Shortly after, he told the White House press pool that he finds it “frankly disgusting the press is able to write whatever it wants.”

    “Somewhere on the way to his real estate/reality TV career he forgot his lessons in civics and American democracy from high school,” Khrushcheva told The Examiner. “Or maybe he always had an ‘F’ in those subjects; being rich, he didn’t and still doesn’t think they apply to him.”

    “For that we are all paying dearly,” the professor continued. “And the longer he stays in, offering more and more somewhat Stalinesque amendments to American democracy, the more autocratic erosion to this once wonderful system we will experience.”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2017/10/soviet-leader-nikita-khruschevs-granddaughter-trumps-attacks-on-media-are-just-like-stalin/

    • worstcultever

      Wow. Thx

  • Rebecca Gardner
    • TuuxKabin
      • Friday

        Aquarius is actually an air sign, btw, despite the water associations. It’s like clouds and rain: what *brings* the water. 🙂

        • TuuxKabin

          Yes. Perfect analogy. The Water Bearer. Water symbolizes truth for one thing. I’m early, 7 grades Aquarius. Funny. I’m listening to Mama Cass, Joni Mitchell and Mary Travis singing Both Sides Now after posting Mama Cass and John Denver singing Jet Plane to the Roger Stone thread. It can be all in the timing, sure. Thanks.

  • Jeffrey

    Do they hang up immediately after they cum or do they cuddle for a while after?

    • Treant

      “No, you hang up first!”
      “No, you!”

  • ohbear1957

    Just waiting until he begins to call in to the xtian broadcasting channels. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/691c502fc5eae51a56b02cbceb05c13e5802d7e0016e420920970fce5e1e7230.jpg

    • JCF

      On almost every Drumpf meme like this, gotta say: hands are MUCH Too Large!

  • worstcultever

    Joe keeps using dated, thin-faced Hannity pix rather than current, bloated potato-face Dorian Gray Hannity pix. Oh well, I’ve already bitched.

  • TuuxKabin

    OT: Entire city of Calistoga, mandatory evacuation. Steverino? Petaluma, or Sebastopol, still not in the immediate paths?

    Forecasted conditions have worsened. In the interest of life safety, it has become necessary to expand and implement the CalFire Mandatory evacuation for the entire city of Calistoga
    Exit the City via SR 29 South or via the Silverado Trail South to Zinfandel Lane then west to SR 29 South
    Shelter is available at
    American Canyon High School, 3000 Newell Drive, American Canyon 94503
    Please notify family members via phone or text that you will be leaving. Cell service down Valley has been impacted.
    It is expected that all residents are
    vacated as soon as safely possible,
    but NO LATER THAN 5 P.M.

  • Gerry Fisher

    This pathetic fool figured out how to parlay his marketing and entertainment experience into a campaign that got people to “buy the product.” However, he doesn’t know how to do anything else. He’s stuck doing it over and over and over again, and hasn’t yet been able to figure out that you can’t conduct a whole presidency that way. (Throughout his life, he’s never cared about delivering a quality product; it’s always been about manipulating people into buying.) Oy!

  • It’s not surprising that the f’n moron dotard would seek counsel from a mutton-head sycophant like Hannity. But it’s sad and a little scary.

  • Friday

    Jello Biafra Was Right.

  • “The person close to the White House said the two men had engaged in ‘shouting matches’ in recent days.”

    Sounds like mommy and daddy are about to get a divorce. Who had Kelly down as the next to leave?

    Can’t quite get my head around the idea that talking to Sean Hannity might make anyone feel better.

    • Friday

      If they’re evil and senile and need someone else to support their lies, it could be all ‘feels.’

  • Snownova

    “it all gets to him” GOOD. He needs to know how the world looks down on him and his tiny, tiny hands. I want it to eat him alive on the inside. If by some miracle he manages to sit out his full four years, I want him to be a hollow wreck of a man.

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  • Gene Perry
  • Trash talking shit to garbage.

  • HappyDance904

    Isn’t that sweet?