From The Guy “Too Busy To Watch Television”

The Hill reports:

President Trump bashed CNN upon his return from a 12-day Asia trip, calling it “fake” in an early morning tweet on Wednesday. Trump’s tweets come just days after he told reporters aboard Air Force One that he is usually too busy “reading documents” to watch cable news.

Trump faced heavy criticism from Democrats over his trip to Asia. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) called Trump’s excursion a “colossal flop” in a speech on the Senate floor on Tuesday.

“I have never been so ashamed of a foreign trip in my years. It’s just inside-out,” Schumer said. “We attack our friends and the people who have given us the most trouble, China and Russia, we mollycoddle — that is so bad for the future of this country.”

  • swimboy

    I hate the whole “I was forced to…” bullshit. I hear this all the time from people who can’t get their first choice, so they were “forced” to chose something else.

    I’m sure Duterte wasn’t holding a gun to his head and taping his eyelids opened, literally forcing him to watch CNN.

    • OdieDenCO

      OMM has the same problem.

  • Michael R

    Was that the ” tough on China ” thing ?
    Is it over already ?

    • Harley

      Yea. It’s like all Obama’s fault that China is screwing over the US. Trump is giving the South China Sea away as we speak.

    • GayOldLady

      The only people he’s tough on are the truth tellers in the U.S. Press. He wimped out in Jina because he was actually looking them in the face and just couldn’t bring himself to call them “currency manipulators” and thieves to their face as he’s done so many times on the campaign trail

      • clay

        He thought real hard about human rights while making nice with Duterte.

        • David Walker

          “I like how this guy imitates the great Murkin mantra of ‘shoot now and ask questions later.’ It’s great that it still works.”

  • zhera

    When Donnie says something was a success, we all know it was a disaster for the US/the world.

    Seriously, has he done anything at all that Democrats agree with? Anything that we can look at and say ‘Wow, he did something not-terrible today!’?

    • Michael R

      Does tweeting about the wrong mass shooting count ?

      Then … No .

    • /

      At least he didn’t light new things on fire when he was out playing golf?
      I vote for more golf. Golf every day. The best golf.
      Keep him distracted with his little white balls.

      • kanehau

        I bet he prefers the orange balls.

    • clay

      He did the federal budget only three months at a time, so the Dems get to fight that out, again, in December, stealing a win from Ryan & McConnell?

  • netxtown

    oh fuck off, dotard. there is nothing you do or say to benefit anyone but you.

  • Sam_Handwich

    pivot!

  • KarenAtFOH

    Somehow the correct quote got garbled: “Our great country is a laughingstock now in Asia. You will be cleaning up the damage of our long but destructive trip for many years to come!”

  • ChrisMorley

    Lazy Lightweight Liar

    Trump skips East Asia Summit on final day of 12-day tour
    – US president opts to fly back to Washington and miss meeting of more than a dozen countries after it was delayed by two hours

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/nov/14/donald-trump-skips-east-asia-summit-on-final-day-of-12-day-tour

    • I’d love to know why he bailed on the Summit.

      • Dazzer

        He’s been warned about bad news coming up in the US.

        He didn’t want it happening while he was out of the country.

      • Tawreos

        He wouldn’t be rested up enough for his golf games this weekend

      • ChrisMorley

        Also he didn’t want his massive arse to feature in the final photo op

        ‘His flight left more than 30 minutes earlier than planned and he also missed a group photo with other world leaders.’

      • clay

        They weren’t going to give him any more opportunities to speech-ify.

        • Oh! Ahh, so his itty bitty fee-fees were all hurted! Poor baby!

          • clay

            easily bored when he’s not the one speaking.

      • Chucktech

        His handlers knew he was getting tired and cranky.

    • zhera

      Success!!

  • GayOldLady

    So you went to Jina and kissed up to them after months of calling them currency manipulators and thieves. Then you met with the strongman and murderer Dueterte and kissed his ring and praised his corrupt regime. Then you met with Putin and tried to peddle his “innocence” story to Americans, again and over the objection of your own Security Service. You’re the typical coward Donald. Tough until you’re against someone of equal power, then you wet your pants. You Pathetic orange moron

    • Gerry Fisher

      “I am NOT orange. I’m orange-ish!”

    • TrueWords

      The Emperor Trump returns from his epic Asian tour with…

      Nothing!!

      Zero!!

      NADA!!

      No trade deals

      No deal with N Korea!!!

      Nothing.

      Empty handed.

      Mr. “I make the best deals.”

      https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cl64esHWIAAuJOp.jpg

      • Kenster999

        Look at that picture. He is extremely conscious about image and branding.

      • Nowhereman

        Well he did get all chummy with one of the worst dictators on the planet, so I guess that’s an accomplishment of sorts… It makes me cringe. Duterte threatened the press, and Donnie 2 Scoops giggled, just as he did when Putin told him “In Russia we just shoot them.”

    • David Walker

      There was a M*A*S*H episode in which a couple of North Koreans scammed their way into the 4077 to try to kidnap a US surgeon without it looking like a kidnapping. I think Frank saw it as an opportunity to show off his surgical prowess and volunteered. Before they crossed the border, the North Koreans literally threw him out of the Jeep because of his preening and boasting and non-stop chinless chatter. I spot similarities.

      • GayOldLady

        I’d love to re-watch all the Mash episodes. It was one of my favorites along with Lavergne & Shirley. I don’t think I missed an episode of either. And everyone hated Frank, even the NK’s.

        • Nowhereman

          My cable has been running it on TV Land. I’m loving it.

          • GayOldLady

            Thanks for telling me that. I think I have TV Land. I’ll try to find it.

          • Nowhereman

            You bet. I wish they’d run China Beach as well. That was another quality show.

        • JCF

          My dad (97: actually pre-dates Korean War!) watches MASH almost every hour it’s on. No matter how many times he’s seen it (which, considering his lack of memory at this point, makes having seen it before moot).

          • GayOldLady

            Your dad is near the age my parents would be if they were alive. Both of them loved MASH too.

          • prixator

            I believe that the final episode of MASH still holds the record for number of viewers (which will probably never be broken because of the explosion of channels and the added viewing options since then – although, a televised impeachment trial could break that record. I know I’d watch.)

          • GayOldLady

            I remember it well. And I’m with you, I think an impeachment of DJT would be record setting

      • Nowhereman

        I loved that show then, and I’m loving it in reruns now. It’s one of the rare truly quality shows ever on TV. All in the Family is another. I wish they’d run Maude–the spin off about Archie’s cousin starring Bea Arthur. (“God will get you for that, Walter!”)Those two shows dealt with subjects that just weren’t mentioned back then, like cancer and menopause. Trivia fact–the very first toilet flushed on air was on All in the Family. They may have been the first TV couple to sleep in a double bed together, too.

    • jerry

      The “…fruits of our long but successful trip…” will have the shelf life of an average banana.

      • doninkansas

        Don’t you mean over ripe banana?

        • jerry

          Even a green one can’t sit on the shelf too long before it turns yellow, then black…but yes, overripe.

  • Dazzer

    The countries of Asia pegged Trump as an absolute clown and treated him as such.

    He was given lots of pomp and circumstance – but fuck all else that would be of use to America as a whole.

    • Tawreos

      “The countries of Asia pegged Trump”

      I think you could have stopped there.

      • TuuxKabin

        should have . . .

      • Chucktech

        “…leaving him smiling, ear to ear, basking in that special glow…”

  • Bluto
  • Sam_Handwich
    • /

      …in bed?

      • JCF

        …with a camel.

  • Buford

    Stating the obvious… Trump is the stereotypical, slimy salesman. Invariably, upon return from these international trips, he declares what a success it was and then offers as proof the wonderful contacts he made and the deals being discussed to sell other countries our military hardware.

    That’s his world view. If we get them to agree to buy $1T of our stuff, we are successful as a country. He’s mentally ill.

    • Joe in PA

      You should have led with “He’s mentally ill.

      • Buford

        Like I said… ‘stating the obvious’.

  • Glenn E Ross

    Being the leader of a Democratic country is difficult, too many people have a say. Trump betrays his real desire to be Emperor by sucking up to the authoritarians who he really admires. He also revealed his vulnerable shallowness, throw him a big parade, sing him a love song, shower him with praise, stroke his infantile ego and he’ll follow you anywhere.

  • Joe in PA

    but but…he was “forced to watch”.

    Good grief this clown.

    • /
      • olandp

        Orange… I’m just sayin’…

      • David J

        Sure is interesting that the name of that movie contained the word “orange”.

        • Dazzer

          “Mock-work Orange”?

          • TuuxKabin

            “fake work . .. “

          • 2guysnamedjoe

            Schlock-work Orange? No, wait. That’s his hotel chain. Or Iwanka’s clothing line.

    • Treant

      It was that or do some fucking work.

      • David Walker

        Ha. Hahahaha. You make ze joke, no? Hahahahahaha. You’re suggest ze fucking moRON who never did a day’s work in its life worked during his little junket? Hahahahahahahaha. Oh, good one, Treant. It is to laugh.

        • Treant

          I’ll be here all week. Try your waiter and tip the fish.

      • Chucktech

        I suppose he could always read a book….

        • Treant

          BWAHAHAHAHA!

          …oh, you were serious?

          :-p

        • Nowhereman

          Or have Melania read one to him.

    • Chucktech

      Well, Jesus, not watching television is hardly an option…

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    • Treant

      Hey, at least CNN occasionally vets their data and people. Dumpy? Never.

  • Joe in PA

    Hey, he got to see his fuckbuddy Putin THREE times on this trip. He must be glowing.

    • GayOldLady

      So, he’s coming home with an afterglow? Repulsive!

      • Joe in PA

        Ok, we’ll go with Freshly Fucked Look?

        • Chucktech

          Freshly fucked?? That would have to be the United Sates.

          • JCF

            Not “freshly”. Sickly…Every Damn Day since 1/19/17.

      • OdieDenCO

        one can hope the afterglow is polonium based

    • Reality.Bites

      That’s just the polonium

    • clay

      “friendships & benefits”
      He’s to incompetent to tweet “friends w. benefits”.

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      He’s walking bowlegged.

    • Nowhereman

      …or sore… (Did I say that outloud?)

  • olandp

    I have never been forced to watch tv when on a trip. Even when I watched all the time, I never watched while traveling. On a business trip, I couldn’t imagine…

    • djcoastermark

      The exception I make is to check the local weather forecast, helpful to plan the day.Otherwise, nope nada no tv.

      • Reality.Bites

        I have that on my phone.

        I’d find getting a weather forecast on the TV nearly as stone age as getting one from a newspaper.

        • djcoastermark

          I use my phone about as often as TV while on vay cay.

  • AmeriCanadian

    Why not just declare Faux News as the state-sponsored TV station and be done with it? That is, after all, what the little dicktator-wannabe is doing.

    • Nowhereman

      Hell why not! Just get rid of the FAKE NEWS! white house press corps, and have Fox set up a studio in the press room. Easy-peasy-lemon-squeasy! ( I still can’t get over Roy Moore’s Lawyer calling Don Lemon from CNN that. Seeing that jackass on Velshi and Ruhle today was something else. I’m still not sure exactly what though. Does he think he’s putting his best foot forward?)

      • AmeriCanadian

        Well it’s not like they aren’t trying to shut down the “fake news”. You’ve undoubtedly read about the AT&T and Time-Warner deal hinging on CNN being jettisoned, n’est-ce pas? As others have pointed out, the administration isn’t even trying to hide their agenda. They think they are untouchable.

    • JCF

      Except (sometimes anyway) Shep Smith: points for his takedown of the “Crooked Hillary/Uranium One” *bullshit*.

  • David J

    Just thinking back to previous men in that office on international trips; they had two or three dozen state department, defense department, and other aides along with them or available for consultation, position summary papers to read, preparation notes to gather before sitting-down with a foreign government leader. They had protocol reviews and practice to go through, from how to greet leaders, when to bow, or to shake hands, or to impart some “small talk” before the meat and potatoes of the meeting. There were dozens of photo ops, dozens of chances to meet with “ordinary people” showing off their particular skills, handiwork, dance, music, etc. There was probably no time for watching CNN.

    However, there’s ALMOST ALWAYS internet, almost always worldwide web sites, (well, not in China, perhaps), to view Fox News’ website, video prepared and aired in the last few hours on Fox, CNN, NBC, as well as local news websites in the country a president is visiting… (e.g. France has an English language news channel 24/7). There’s no need for TV viewing from worldwide CNN live. This entire administration is totally incompetent if they cannot get the POTUS in front of a computer connected to the internet for news video viewing when the POTUS doesn’t want to read.

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      Dumpy, on the other hand, sat in his hotel room and watched TV.

    • Chucktech

      HE LIKES TO WATCH TV, DAMMIT!

  • Gerry Fisher

    Sounds as if Donnie enjoyed his play date and made some new friends.

    • Dazzer

      Unfortunately, he got over-excited and pooped his nappies. Sadly, he’s now come home to show everyone proudly what he managed to do.

    • Rambie

      All the pomp and circumstance was all for him you know.

      • Chucktech

        And that was precisely their plan.

        • Rambie

          They knew how to stroke his ego

          • Chucktech

            They knew how to play him like the cheap fiddle he is.

  • LesbianTippingHabits


    I guess the Trump White House missed the point that the whole purpose of these senior-level meetings is to put pressure on both (or all) sides at lower levels to make tough decisions in order to move our bilateral agenda forward BEFORE the event.

    A missed opportunity. Sad!

  • justme

    We’ll all get to hear about the new tRump resorts little Donnie will be opening in the coming years…
    Great News as promised..

    Working for the American people was never brought up!!!

  • BobSF_94117

    He’s teeing up for today’s “big announcement”. Goodness knows what meaningless muddle it will be.

  • KnownDonorDad

    This is not normal.

  • GeneInSJ

    “Forced to watch”? LOL!!!! This guy is completely unhinged.

  • canoebum

    He’s fucking delusional.

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      He might or might not be delusional, but he sure wants the American public to buy into these delusions.

      • Chucktech

        American Public: “well, uh,……oooohhhh-KAAAAAAAYYYY…..”

  • Rebecca Gardner

    He’s also thanking fake Russian bot accounts.

    https://twitter.com/BikerBecca/status/930796423917867009

    • Friday’s_cat

      Stupid Child, and apt description, I like it.

  • Scoot

    Who exactly forced the president of the United States to watch CNN?

    • octobercountry

      Yeah, that’s such a peculiar thing to say….

    • Chucktech

      Of course, what he means is there was nothing else on to watch.

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    There’s a reason Fox News is not shown abroad—most foreign countries have standards the prohibit objectivity false claims on their airwaves.

  • narutomania

    Drumpf writes his tweets like a parody of him writes tweets.

    His ridiculosity grows ever more ridiculous.

  • Jay Silversmith

    Don the Con only goes on these junkets for a vacation from playing golf and to take the Mueller heat off him.
    Trump: “Gyna….you have to stop cheating us.”
    China: “Fuck you, bend over.”

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
    • Chucktech

      All those Asian smiles were attempts at stifling a guffaw.

    • Priya Lynn

      Did he just say he and asia were “friends with benefits”?

  • Halou

    Trump thinks the leaders of Asia are laughing with him, when in fact they are laughing at him and how easy he is to control. After the big multinational event in Vietnam Xi Jinping called Putin up to ask “where did you find this guy?”

  • Kevin Andrews

    The Shitgibbon’s trail is clear from the shit it spewed while making the United States a laughing stock. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8f6c2ac98fc1f60da04cdd60143df7d63046de6ef34b87bfb0fcd150bb2874d0.png

  • Franciscan

    But on to more important stuff. What did you think of the golf courses?

  • Jim Maloney

    Blah. Blah. Blah. BS.

  • Nowhereman

    Nice to know that Asian countries are smart enough not to let Fox spew on their airwaves.

  • Gianni

    “…too busy to watch television.” He also once said that, as President, he’d be too busy to be golfing. I don’t know what to believe anymore. Donnie seems to lie a lot.