Trump Claims Credit For “Smooth” Thanksgiving Traffic

The Washington Examiner reports:

President Trump said Wednesday millions of Americans are encountering smooth roads and airports on the busiest travel day of the year under his watch. The president is currently at his Florida property, the Mar-a-Lago, for the Thanksgiving holiday. Trump golfed Wednesday, and had a “full schedule of meetings and phone calls,” White House deputy press secretary Lindsay Walters told reporters.

  • Sam_Handwich

    oh good, Mango Mussolini says the trains are running on time

    • another_steve

      ^^ LMAO.

      As usual, Sam, perfect. 😉

      • billbear1961

        And his Thanksgiving costume is so sweet!

    • Taylor Bixler
      • Boreal

        Worst airport in the country if not the world.

        • JackFknTwist

          Humph ! have you tried Luton, near London ?
          Believe me you will revise your opinion.

          • Robincho

            It’s not so much Luton Hoo as Luton When…

    • coram nobis

      Amtrak running on time? That would be miraculous.

      (Fun fact. The trains do run on time — in Italy. I was there and can testify to that.)

      (Fun fact #2. Italy has high-speed trains. We don’t. Almost 1,000 miles of track, and we have zero).

      • ben-andy

        The husband and I were in Roma in May to go on a cruise. He didn’t want to “stand in line” for things [he said, “I’ve been to Disneyland before.”]. So, it took only 1 day to “see Roma” by not standing in line.

        But we had TWO full days to adjust to the 9 hr time change. So, what to do?

        We took a day trip to Firenze on the tren. We didn’t stand in line there either. An hour and a half each way = 273.6 k = 164 miles.


        • coram nobis

          Yes. Frecciarosa. Way to go. Avanti!

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      • Robincho

        Many railway station clocks in Europe jerk suddenly from minute to minute, and there were the hubz and I, aboard a train from Pisa to Venice. Departure was slated for 1443, and we started staring at 1442, just curious. At last it jerked over to 1443, and sonofabitch if that damn train didn’t begin to roll at that very second. Humbling,
        it was…

        • coram nobis

          In Tuscany and Venice, time seems to be elastic. “Hi, Leonardo, how’s tricks?”

          • Robincho

            “I miei tricchi sono belli!”
            — LdV

      • KevInPDX

        A Dallas to Huston high speed rail is proposed. No stops in between in a landowner rights state/should be a fun fight to sit back n watch.
        They are working through NEPA now then ESA consultation. Quite likely will begin building in 2 years (or not!) ?
        Federal RR Admin. has a hard-on for it. Texas must have some real pull in congress to fund this!?

      • Steve Smith

        Mostly. Try the Luino to Milano line for a somewhat less reliable experience. Though it only costs 7 euros.
        Milano to Roma at 300kph though is a wonderful experience.

    • Henry Auvil

      Note to self: Read through the comments before posting. DOH!

    • Librarykid

      This story is reported in the Examiner, a right-wing rag offered for free on street corners and at subway stops in the DC Metropolitan area and refused by a large percentage of the people to whom it is offered.

  • Paula

    I don’t think he can help himself. He is quite nuts. Next, he’ll take credit for the nice weather in Florida.

    • MT YVR

      Picture it. (How many of you added “Sicily, 1945…”?) Him on a beach at the southern tip of Florida as a hurricane careens toward him, led by a building tsunami. He stands there and smiles THAT fucking smile. Having to yell he shouts, “OH, LOOK. WONDERFUL WEATHER! I ALWAYS BRING THE BEST WITH ME!”

    • billbear1961

      He’s pathetic, but so is the nation that doesn’t tell him to his FACE, relentlessly, what he IS.

  • Kevin Andrews

    The Shitgibbon howls claiming credit for things he has absolutely nothing to do with. Typical for the Malignant Narcissist.

    • coram nobis

      Faster than a speeding subpoena. More powerful than a loco pomeranian. Able to bankrupt tall buildings in a single week!

  • joe ho

    Too bad for Donald the Obama economic expansion is slowing and about to turn into the Trump recession.

    • but but….ratings!!!

    • Joe in PA

      I’m sure we’ll see that story on Fox News. Right.

    • Boreal

      Coming soon to a post industrial town near you.

      • Joe in PA

        Or state. See: Michigan. 🙁

    • /

      But… clean coal! The BEST coal!

      • KarenAtFOH

        Stockings full of it!

    • AtticusP

      No. When it happens, it will be because Obama sowed the seeds of destruction while he was in the White House.

      Nothing is ever Donald Trump‘s fault.

      Nothing. Ever.

  • Harveyrabbit
  • coram nobis

    From Daily Kos:

    Christina Wilkie
    As a journalist, this is borderline offensive.
    8:06AM: White House makes pool reporter issue a correction to say “The president will NOT have a low-key day and has a full schedule of meetings and phone calls.”
    9::26AM: The president goes golfing

    • Natty Enquirer

      How does the White House make a reporter do anything?

      • coram nobis

        “Correct the story and your children will be returned unharmed.”

      • Librarykid

        Threaten to have Prunella Pig come out from behind the podium and sit on them.

        • RoFaWh

          In the latest novel in the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series, mention is made of Mma Ramotswe, a “traditionally built” woman, having among her investigative tools sitting on someone. To squeeze the truth out, perhaps?

    • Taylor Bixler

      1. Makes? How does that work?
      2. Borderline? that is maximal offensive

      • coram nobis

        “Makes” as in either “compels” or “does a Roy Moore on someone”.

        “Borderline offensive” is what we may see in North Korea sometime.

  • JT

    Drumpf: If your shit is soft, you can thank me! If it’s hard, blame someone else!

  • Natty Enquirer

    Say what you will, but Cheetolini got the planes to run on time. Saluti!

  • Dayglo

    I will praise the Emperor Trump according to His righteousness, and will sing praise to the name of the Lord Creamsicle Caligula most high.

  • another_steve

    Liberate Jared and make him our sex slave.

    Kill all the others.

    • Snarkaholic

      Not Ivanka! Instead, force her to flip burgers for the rest of her days…
      …it will be a fate worse than death!

      • Todd20036

        Leave Tiffany and Barron alone.

        THey’re actually innocent of this mess.

      • another_steve

        I like Ivanka.

        I sense she’s every gay man’s best buddy.

        • Librarykid

          I have trouble imaging a person with that last name as anybody’s buddy except their own.

          • another_steve

            Ivanka is gentile trash who ensnared a good-looking wealthy Jewish boy. This is not an uncommon scenario.

            When I form the next Truth and Reconciliation Commission, I will see to it that we thoroughly investigate this.

      • BobSF_94117

        Force her to flip burgers while wearing some of her knock-off high heels.

    • RoFaWh

      You know what I saw at the local sex aid shop the other day? Instant Nipples!

      Just add hot water, stir, and wait a short while.

      They’re kosher, too.

      /snarkity, snarkity, snark.

  • Cuberly Deux
  • bkmn
    • Todd20036

      Homer Simpson, upon getting a job as an executive in the union:

      H: How much does this pay?
      Carl: Nothing.
      H: Doh!
      Lenny: Unless your crooked.
      H: Woo Hoo!!!

  • Friday’s_cat

    From Atlantic to Pacific the traffic is terrific.
    There’s no place like Mar a lago for the holidays.

    • alguien

      especially if you arrive by chopper.

  • clay

    It’s smooth, because he’s not involved.
    Imagine how smooth the White House could be without him involved.

    It’s not actually smooth.
    He’s as out of touch as Czar Alexander.

  • BearEyes

    So, no other golf carts on the fairway?

  • billbear1961

    They know, thanks to YOU, it may be their LAST, you goddamned hateful ASSHOLE.

  • billbear1961

    Just do us all a favour, and shut the fuck up for ONE goddamned DAY, NAZI!

  • Gay Fordham Prep Grad

    “Thank you, Mrs. Buntline.”

  • margaretpoa

    This is what megalomania looks like; it’s orange, fat and stupid.

  • /

    All Hail the Almighty Trump for taking pity on us lowly peons and MAGAing like a pro!

    • another_steve

      Vladimir is losing patience with him.

      Still, those pesky restrictions.

  • justme
  • AtticusP

    Just wait till you see what Dear Leader has in store for us tomorrow morning.

    Be sure to look east. You won’t want to miss it!

  • djcoastermark

    Now I demand t rump thank us LGBT people, as everyone knows we control the weather, and good weather equals good traveling. We should have left his ungrateful ass in jina !

  • Alexander Stallwitz

    In Ancient Rome, there was a Imperial Cult that believed that the Emperor was a actual God. How long before Trump thinks hes a God? He seems to think hes King Donald the first of the Americas. It shows how mentally unstable he is if he thinks he can control the Traffic, he already thinks he made the Economy improve by being elected.

    • Bluto

      Already happening. There are people who have publicly declared allegiance to trump over jesus. really.

      • Librarykid

        Jesus will be pissed.

      • Alexander Stallwitz

        True i forgot about that Asshole who would believe Trump over Jesus.

  • billbear1961

    USA No Longer Number One

    Each year, the German firm Anholt-GfK prepares a ranking of the “brand” of each of the world’s major nations. In 2016, the United States held on to first place for the 10th year in a row. Not anymore, though. The 2017 rankings have been released, and while some nations—France, Japan, Germany, Italy—are on the upswing, the United States has dropped all the way to number six. That means that America is not even number one on its own continent any more, as it now trails number four Canada.

    Given that the United States’ decline in fortunes is the obvious lede here, Anholt-GfK’s press release preemptively explained what the problem is: The “Trump Effect.” It would seem that the other nations of the world do not like instability, or willingness to act unilaterally, or governance-via-tweet. This does not seem to be a path to making America great again, nor to gaining the upper hand in trade deals, but perhaps the President knows something the rest of us do not.

  • boobert

    “But Abramovich’s spokesman said the billionaire isn’t aboard — the ship’s just in town for scheduled maintenance.”

    Who believes that crock? He’s there getting his hole licked by the moron!

  • Joe in PA

    Not only is he taking credit for it…he’s promoting a story on Fox News. FFS.

    Thanks for the tee-up Fox, sure I’ll hit that.

    And kind of O/T, I went to the Washington Examiner website for a quick look. Don’t.

  • DaddyRay
    • billbear1961


      In Iceland, naughty children are eaten alive at Christmastime by the giantess Grýla.

      • billbear1961

        All she has to do is become an Evangelical, and the GOP will elect her to office.

        • Opinion Sousaphones

          So long as she does not eat the unborn.

          • billbear1961

            Of course, THAT’S different!

      • JCF

        Not Krampus? Hmm.

        • billbear1961

          Oh, I’ve heard about him, too!

      • DoctorDJ

        As an atheist, all I can say is “That looks delicious.”

        • billbear1961


      • JAKvirginia

        Charming. /s

  • BlindBill

    Has he even mentioned the Navy Plane crash today?

    • billbear1961

      He doesn’t give a DAMN.

      • Todd20036

        Or Yemen? Please, not only does he not care, but neither does his base.

    • Gianni

      Huh? His feelings have been deeply hurt by that basketball player’s father’s lack of gratitude. This will likely block out the real world for at least 3 more weeks. Donnie’s mind is like a python, it can only coil around and crush one thing at a time. Then he has to swallow and digest the kill. That takes a few more months. We have all been watching how he hasn’t been able to digest Hillary yet.

    • Buford

      You don’t understand… Trump can’t tweet about the Navy plane crash unless Fox & Friends covers it for him. It’s their fault, not his.

  • billbear1961

    “America First” Means “America Alone”

    This week, right under President Donald Trump’s nose as he toured Asia, the 11 non-U.S. signatories to the Trans-Pacific Partnership brought it back to life. The new deal is called the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, and it does pretty much the same thing as the TPP, except without the United States’ involvement.

    This development reflects three significant flaws with Trump’s “America First” philosophy, namely:

    It’s a small world these days; isolationism ceased to be viable right around 1914.

    No country will agree to a trade deal where only the U.S. benefits.

    Economists overwhelmingly agree that trade deals like TPP provide a net benefit to all parties.

    As with so many other issues, the President has painted himself into something of a corner. He can either bow to reality, which means backing off his oft-repeated campaign rhetoric about the TPP, NAFTA, and other trade deals. Or he can stick with the “America First” philosophy, and watch as the U.S. is increasingly frozen out of international discussions and agreements, more and more becoming “America Alone.”

    • Joe in PA

      Just today I saw a thing in our local paper where the PA Farm Bureau was urging trump to leave NAFTA alone. FFS, when you’ve lost the PA FB…. (pretty right wing)

      • billbear1961

        There was something in the news–CJ was telling me about it–I think it was here in Canada–about the 15 (?) U.S. states that would be BADLY hurt if the moron undoes NAFTA.

        • Gianni

          That’s not even on his radar. His goal it to punish Mexico for being there and if he can hurt them and some states happen to become collateral damage, that’s their problem.

          • Bluto

            Mexico is not stupid like cheeto. They have already secured tariff-free trade agreements w/ South American countries for grains & other foodstuffs they do not grow/raise themselves. tweetolini is only hurting American agriculture & there’s not enough jobs at the big beautiful clean coal mines to make up for it.

          • Gianni

            Did you happen to see the clip of Donnie (at one of his rallies, I believe) where he bragged about bringing back coal “and it’ll be CLEAN COAL”. Then he proceeded to explain to his audience what ‘clean coal’ was?

          • Bluto

            Yes, hysterically idiotic!

    • BobSF_94117

      Behind all of this is Bannon’s belief that the world is going to collapse. We don’t need trade because trade will soon (according to him) be impossible. They want an isolationist America that is self-sustaining.

  • Lazycrockett
  • Jefe5084

    You were in your own motorcade you dumb fucking dick. Of course it was smooth for you while everyone else got held up.

  • Mike_in_the_Tundra

    Wait a minute. Wait a minute. Wasn’t he responsible for the sun rising this morning?

    • Joe in PA

      And it was the BEST sun! Lots of people are saying.

    • kanehau

      Technically he’s responsible for the rotation of the Earth.

      • drbrentzenobia

        No, he’s decided to allow it keep rotating for now, if the Democrats play ball. Otherwise he’ll stop it by Executive Order and it will be all their fault.

      • Misutaa Roboto

        It wasn’t the rotation of the Earth. It was ME! I alone am responsible. But if I knew you were going to be so ungrateful, I’d have just left you all in darkness.

      • JCF

        Powered by his hot air.

    • Librarykid

      I remember a fable about the rooster believing it was responsible for the sun’s rising each morning simply because it crowed. Crowing/Tweeting same difference.

  • KaBoomBOX

    So if the airline loses your luggage it’s all Hair Furor’s fault.

    • JAKvirginia

      Why, yes, I suppose it would be. Funny that.

  • Henry Auvil

    I suppose the trains are running on time too.

    • OdieDenCO

      only the clean coal burning ones

  • ultragreen

    More holiday traffic is bad for human health and it accelerates global warming. But if Trump wants to take credit for more air pollution, traffic fatalities, and global warming, then let him.

  • canoebum

    He’s all for taking all the credit. In a few months from now we’ll be treated to the sight of him denying all the blame. I hope he rots in prison.

    • Lee Grupsmith-Pedersen

      Before that he will take credit for inventing the airplane, and after that, the steam engine.

      • Opinion Sousaphones

        … and sunrise.

    • RoFaWh

      I would be entirely satisfied if he fled to maralago and never reappeared.

  • Gianni

    No one with even a few working brain cells could consider this man normal. His mental deterioration is occurring at an alarming rate. He isn’t even one year in office and he’s babbling on and on. Every day it’s a new hurt, a new offense, a new attack on someone (usually an American citizen), a new make-out session with Putin, and new declarations of how great everything is because of him – even the fucking flow of holiday traffic. I made every green light on the way to Walgreens today and had no idea I owe thanks to Donnie for that. Good lord! Almost ONE YEAR in office and we’re the ones who are cracking up! I wish we could have some staff member of his lay the day’s JMG column under his nose so he could soak up the love here.

  • AdamTh

    Let’s all give thanks to Donnie for those big, BIG – those H-U-G-E sales Friday…..

    More sales than in the last 8 years.

  • Gerry Fisher

    I’m so, SO weary of this creature.

  • Buford

    Hey Trump! Gas prices are at a 3-year high on a heavy travel weekend… any comment on that…? Trump…?

  • Stuart Wyman-Cahall

    It is said that Mussolini made the trains run on time.

  • JT
  • RoFaWh

    Coming soon: a tweet claiming that Trump is responsible for the Sun rising every morning in the east.

    • red-diaper-baby 1942

      He worked together with Putin to ensure that. Obama and Crooked Hillary were plotting to reverse the Earth’s trajectory so the Sun would rise in the West.

  • OdieDenCO


  • BobSF_94117

    He’s teeing up his big “infrastructure” plan. The one that sells off America’s highways…

  • SFBruce

    Of course. Because Donnie believes he’s responsible for every good thing that happens, and Obama is responsible for very bad thing, and that includes his pardon of Tater and Tot, the turkeys Obama pardoned last year.

  • Dale Snyder

    “51 Million American to travel”

    Yes, fourth grade English grammar for the whole international community to see….

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Me talk goodly ‘merican. I talks lots and use bigly words like Million.

      Tillerson said it best, “FuckingMoron”

      • Dale Snyder

        I think you said it better…..

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
    • JAKvirginia

      Um…. yes?

  • Henry Auvil

    How “smooth” was the fairway this morning, Mr. “full schedule” Prezident?

  • DoctorDJ

    Thanks, tDump. (kinda the perfect metaphor for this so-called Precedent.)

  • DoctorDJ
  • JAKvirginia

    Aha! So… you DON’T have any plans for that $1 trillion infrastructure plan, do you? “Hey, traffic for Thanksgiving went so well, so who needs it? Y’know who? The rich! Their hurting with our UNFAIR tax code.

  • sword

    All that running around in motorcades to the various Trump Golf courses across the US screws up traffic. Staying in Mar-A-Lago…only one golf course traffic jam.

  • Richard B

    If we are lucky, maybe he will have a overwhelming panic attack wrought with anxiety of Robert Mueller’s grand jury and it will make him flee with the Russian oligarch that just parked his yacht near Mar Lago.
    What a memorable Thanksgiving that would be for our nation..

  • pgarayt

    I’m surprised he hasn’t taken credit for tying his own shoes….or does he?

  • lymis

    Much of the greater Chicago area is under construction – including most of the major access to go east from the city – some parts of the only realistic interstate are down to one lane, with unprecedented backups.

    I don’t think that has anything to do with Trump, but he sure can’t claim credit for smooth driving conditions, either.

  • justme
  • ikahana

    There was a bomb threat at SEATAC last night that screwed things up royally, from what I’ve heard from friends. Of course we are on the Far Left part of the country, so it doesn’t really matter.

  • justme