Donald Trump can’t stop talking about Hillary Clinton when asked about Russia

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We’ve almost survived one year under the Curious Case of Bigly Buttons. It’s been a living hell. I honestly don’t believe we’ll have to survive a second year, just because Bob Mueller has #AllTheReceipts, but we’ll see. I mean, obviously, I don’t think the Republican-led Congress will impeach Rancid Pumpkin. They’re all working overtime to create an Alt-Reality where his every delusion is massaged and backed up. Plus, I believe what Michael Wolff said about Trump’s views on Mueller – Trump literally can’t comprehend how much sh-t Mueller already has on him. Trump is too stupid to understand how sloppy and careless and treasonous he’s been.

Anyway, in what was a sign of how we’ve normalized Bigly Buttons, Trump was asked about Mueller and whether he (Pumpkin) would consent to being interviewed by Mueller. Trump’s reaction was to screech about Hillary Clinton and most people just shrugged. It was insane. This whole thing is insane.

It’s just… I’m so tired of this. I was watching this at the gym, and after this press conference, the CNN panel was like ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. Like, “what are we going to do, let’s just pretend this is normal.” He also tweeted this morning:

I can’t even get through his train of thought at this point.

Meanwhile, Bigly Buttons is scheduled to give an unhinged State of the Union address on January 30. Democrats plan on bringing some of his sexual assault victims to the SOTU.

Donald Trump may be able to ignore the ongoing national conversation about sexual misconduct, a crime of which he’s been accused nearly 20 times, but he’ll be forced to face it at his upcoming State of the Union. According to a lawmaker’s aide, some Democrats are inviting victims of sexual assault as their plus-ones to the president’s address, NBC reports.

The aide works for Representative Lois Frankel, the head of the Democratic Women’s Working Group. Just last month, the group called for a Congressional investigation into the misconduct allegations against Trump. And this won’t be the Democratic Women’s Working Group’s first attempt at making a political statement at one of Trump’s speeches. Last year, all members agreed to wear white — a nod to the suffragettes — during Trump’s first address to a joint session of Congress.

Along with bringing survivors of sexual assault to this year’s State of the Union, the women in the working group will be coordinating their clothes again. This time around, though, their outfits won’t be white. Inspired by celebrities at the Golden Globes, the women are planning on wearing black to the address on January 30th.

“This is a culture change that is sweeping the country and Congress is embracing it,” California Representative Jackie Speier told The Hill.

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Democratic women – hell, the whole Democratic caucus – should do what the Hollywood women did, which is do advance-media-preparation groups and coordination efforts, so that they blanket the media before, during and after the SOTU speech. They need to bring Trump’s victims, Billy F–king Bush, and various activists and advocates working on women’s rights. All in all, it doesn’t sound like a bad plan. Mostly, it will work because Trump is so thin-skinned, he’ll just have to say something about it.

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101 Responses to “Donald Trump can’t stop talking about Hillary Clinton when asked about Russia”

  1. Lori says:

    I wonder if that works for all criminals now. Caught speeding? BUT HER EMAILS!

  2. Nicole says:

    Yea the media is all but useless at this point. Aside from WaPo and some journalists and online activists everyone just shrugs and continues on. I mean NYT got called out this week about the dossier and they gave a non apology for the f*ck up.
    I have no faith that this isn’t the end of our democracy. I feel it. I’m prepared for it. There’s no coming back from the erosion of every right and freedom we supposedly hold dear.

    • Amy says:

      They constantly normalize him, they don’t ask the right questions, they cover every random and crazy tweet or speech he gives and then they bring someone on who can translate it and tell us what he really meant and who can make his insanity sound a little bit more based in reality. They are doing so much to make him and his base seem like they are actually somewhat rational people who have come to their crazy opinions in some educated and informed way. They rarely mention on how unprecedented, unethical, unpresidential, and just flat out mentally ill he sounds. They do him huge favors every day by covering him as if he were a real political figure, and yet he is constantly screaming “unfair!” “Fake news!” “Lying media!”

      • Esmom says:

        I think to a certain degree they normalize him (meaning they report on him as they would any other POTUS) to try and impose a framework of normality and “business as usual” on our country as a whole, for right or wrong. For example, NPR and PBS covers the crazy when it’s really extreme but they also report on the day in, day out business of governance and legislation as they would if it were a normal presidency. I think that to a certain degree keeps them from burning out, like they would if they were on constant high alert about every single thing. I agree they could do a better job of asking the right questions, but I think we are in the midst of such a highly abnormal media and political climate that they are constantly off balance and still trying to figure it out.

      • FLORC says:

        This! There’s a mad man in power and he’s not being called out on it. Not as he should be. Not in the media. Not by anyone in our government. They attack the bills and his staff’s words, but not the complete lack of involvement he’s giving his position.

        Anyone else they were crucified for less. What has happened that this is our norm?

    • ElleC says:

      What news are you guys reading? Because I see a lot of articles that pointedly and consistently fact check his statements, call out his lies, and highlight the unprecedented and unpredictable nature of his actions.

      I feel like people forget that journalists aren’t meant to be editorializing – they’re meant to state what happened without hyperbole or bias, provide context about what that means, and if they do their job properly, give their readers enough information to make up their own minds and take action.

      Of course not all journalists/outlets do this, not all of them are good at their jobs or acting with integrity, but don’t slag an entire profession of people, often working crazy hours for low wages and less respect (journalists rank lower than lawyers in public sympathies) to make sure you know what’s going down with this crazy administration.

      For every hack there’s someone doing the job because they care deeply about our freedoms, democracy, social justice, and holding power to account. We need to support and value journalists – it’s not a coincidence Trump declared them an enemy of his state.

  3. lightpurple says:

    Two tweets about the “Dossier” today. Something is going on.

    • Lahdidahbaby says:

      What do you think it might be, lp? Do you think the dossier has stoked his paranoia to a point where he’ll fire Mueller as a sort of hamhanded way of lessening what he sees as assaults from all sides?

    • whatWHAT? says:

      I think the dump of the entire Fusion GPS testimony, which was VERY EYE OPENING, is causing some panic at the WH. They are desperate to continue the narrative that it was entirely DNC funded, etc. and are desperate to smear Steele as a source/investigator.

      the testimony pretty much proved the opposite of both of those things they’ve been perpetuating and it’s gotta be part of that.

      • Tiny Martian says:

        Yes to this. It’s clear that it was actually a mole within the Trump campaign that initiated the Russia investigation that led to uncovering the dossier, not the Dems! And no one was looking for anything that juicy, the info was just right there in plain sight.

      • Christin says:

        The evening cable shows discussed how correct it was for Feinstein to release those transcripts and let the public judge for themselves. It spoils the narrative. Gotta keep shoveling (tweeting) out the inaccurate deflections.

        He completely responds to whatever is being covered on the news channels.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        I think Feinstein reached her (as Wonkette called it) “f*ck you point” because the GOP members of the committee investigating sent up their first criminal referral of the Trump/Russia investigation without consulting the dems on the committee, and it was to INVESTIGATE STEELE. you know, the guy who write the dossier that they are DESPERATE to discredit.

        she was prob like…”oh, no no no…I’ll fix you.”

    • PunkyMomma says:

      Rachel Maddow pointed out last night that in the Fusion GPS transcript, when very carefully read between the lines, revealed that Fusion may still be working on other aspects of Trump Russia.

      Slightly off topic: Isn’t Cheeto supposed to have his physical tomorrow? Doesn’t that usually include a colonoscopy? Will we discover Orange Anus really has an Orange Anus?

    • KiddV says:

      I haven’t had time to read the dossier, I did see a short synopsis of it and it said something about Trey Gowdy could possibly end up in jail. That would make me so happy. Maybe then he’ll give up on Benghazi.

  4. Eric says:

    Mr Mueller hired a cyber crimes prosecutor in November. Not an investigator…a prosecutor.
    Shit’s about to get real for Brad Parscale and Jared Kushner and all the Cambridge Analytica crew.
    It’s Mueller Time!

  5. Juls says:

    He’s insufferable, isn’t he? So, this 2 minute long word salad to say, essentially, that he will not cooperate with the investigation and is refusing to be interviewed by Mueller. Got it. Coward.

  6. anniefannie says:

    At 1st I was shocked that Dems would resort to a trump-like stunt but the way I read the statement congressional reps will be bringing
    ” sexual assault victims” but no mention of them being Trumps.
    It’s stark how the GOP is the go low party…not the Dems

  7. RBC says:

    Not saying this is what happened, but he sounds like a guy that hit on a woman, she turns him down and then he goes around trashing her to anyone that will listen. Very creepy with his continued interest in Hillary

  8. Neva_D says:

    He does know that *he* won, right? Why on earth would it make sense to bring up someone who you are no longer running against?! His childishness is so exhausting.

  9. Indiana Joanna says:

    A conservative firm called The Washington Free Beacon started the investigation by hiring Fusion GPS to look into the Republican candidates. It found information on drump and his close ties to Putin. This aspect gets lost because, once again, drump is lying about his ties to Russia, which he hoped would lend him money when no US bank would because of his multiple bankruptcies and shady business dealings.

    Conservatives investigated their own and found dirt on drump. Now drump is flailing, scared and once again is framing this investigation as a Democratic/Hillary project.

  10. U.S and them says:

    ‘Where are Crooked Hillary Emails?’

    Where’s the apostrophe and the S on the end of Hillary?

  11. grabbyhands says:

    He keeps bringing up Hilary because that’s what his base likes and that’s what the GOP wants front and center too.

    I get what the Democrats are doing with the State of the Union speech, but honestly their energy would be better directed elsewhere. Wearing black, bringing sexual assault victims – none of it will matter to him (except to produce Twitter fodder, which he would do anyway), to his base, to the GOP. It isn’t going to change their minds or shame them. Their course is set and they’re not finished pushing the agenda through and Bigly isn’t going anywhere until that is accomplished.

    Democrats should be using this time to shore up strong candidates for the mid-term. Make sure they’re funded, have the support and staff they need and that they have strong messages that aren’t “Well, but the president said all this stuff…”. We had a taste of real victory with Doug Jones after a bunch of disastrous “moral victories”. The mid-terms aren’t a lock and they can’t keep relying on black voters to save their shit. You can bet the GOP isn’t planning on more losses like that – by hook or by crook, they’ll be planning on wins. I hope Democrats and democratic voters really understand that.

  12. Trollontheloose says:

    45 doesn’t like to be held accountable for unless it suits him by making false statement like “the Dow is higher than never” or “under me job unemployment is low ” etc. he’s like the kid you scold to take responsibility for his action but points the fingers at his sibling “yeah but he did this or that”.. As of today the stell miners are losing jobs at a fast pace. He hasn’t said anything about it after boasting he will keep job in the US. Nada. He has no real agenda but takes aim at whatever goes his head: the last jab is passing a law making it a felony to “spread lies” or libel law. From the same guys who spent the entire Obama presidency making a show to “out” Obama as not being a US citizen. He kept repeating Ihe had the proof then he didn’t have any and spread lies such as Hawaii iconspired to conceal “the truth” or been given a fake birth certificate., but “really he is a Muslim”. Hence the Alt right we see today.. As for the GOP they use 45 as a puppet because 45 has no limit no respect and will spew whatever lies to get wherever they plan to go to and erase any Obama legacy. As of today we are governed by rich white male that use religion racism deceit bigotry to enrich themselves and ..enrich themselves ..and enrich themselves.

  13. TheOtherOne says:

    I completely agree with “Democratic women – hell, the whole Democratic caucus – should do what the Hollywood women did, which is do advance-media-preparation groups and coordination efforts, so that they blanket the media before, during and after the SOTU speech. They need to bring Trump’s victims, Billy F–king Bush, and various activists and advocates working on women’s rights. All in all, it doesn’t sound like a bad plan.” because the Orange Dotard brought Bill Clinton’s accusers and Obama’s half-brother to a debate. So why the eff not?

  14. boredblond says:

    Considering the fact that trump’s only concern is trump, I think it’s great to rattle him, push his buttons. A major meltdown might finally provide serious 25th amendment discussions

    • Esmom says:

      I’m curious what you think would constitute a major meltdown that hasn’t already occurred. No snark. He’s pretty much constantly unhinged at his point, shortening his “work” day more and more because he can’t handle the job and the scrutiny.

      • B n A fn says:

        On Tuesday he held a cabinet meeting to prove the to his subjects that the book “Fire and Fury” was made up lies. IMO he proved the book was accurate, he was vacillating all over the place, could not make up his mind on DACA, had to be called out because he had no knowledge on what he was talking about. On Wednesday he held another meeting told the people attending he was welcoming them to the “board room” saying his “performance” was great on Tuesday and even people from tv sent him “letters” about how great he was and they had never seen such a good/great meeting ever! or something like that, I had to turn the channel because I was getting sick 😷 in the stomach. The man has no shame, God help us. All this is going on and Mitch and Ryan and pretending every thing is OK.

    • Who ARE These People? says:

      Thanks Esmom for this. I think the only “serious” discussion Congressional Republicans, the VP and the Cabinet have had about the 25th Amendment goes as follows:

      “You heard about that?”
      “Yeah.”
      “What do you think?”
      “Nah.”
      “Whaddya got for him to sign today?”
      “Some more s**t abusing women, Latinos and poor people.”
      “Great, let’s head up there.”

      • Esmom says:

        Yup, that about sums it up. I think he could become catatonic and they would still prop him up in his chair so that they could continue to use him to advance their agenda. He doesn’t care about anything except his own self-promotion. It’s despicable.

  15. B n A fn says:

    Hillary Clinton is living rent free in the dotard’s head. I’m trying to stay away as much as possible from the Dotard’s crazy ramblings, it’s not good for my health.

  16. Franny says:

    The committee interview with the head of FUsion GPS, which Senator Feinstein released earlier this week, is really interesting. He discusses their research and process and some of the connections they were following about Trump.

    Basically, it names Trump’s ties to international organized crime, and all of the money laundering going on. In this context it’s very suspicious that so many of his properties do not make money (like they are a front) and that he has so many bankruptcies.

    I highly recommend p. 67 to 75 or so and there is also a nice summary at the end beginning on p. 290.

  17. Alexandria says:

    So, he is pretty much in love with Hillary right? I mean…so much passion there..

  18. swak says:

    This from CNN in an article about Trump bringing up Clinton:

    Later Wednesday, top White House adviser Kellyanne Conway insisted that while many cannot get over the election, the White House does not talk about Clinton.
    “We don’t care about her. Nobody here talks about her,” the White House counselor told CNN’s Chris Cuomo on “Cuomo Prime Time.” “Nobody here talks about Hillary Clinton, I promise you.”

    Once again, does the right hand know what the left hand is doing?

  19. robyn says:

    There’s a book out called The Destruction Of Hillary Clinton where it talks about the unusual abuse and misinformation leveled on her, particularly during the election. It’s still going on and we’re all in on it in some perverse way.

    I watched the televised meeting a couple of days ago where supposedly legislative “sausage” was being made and I realized how the Republicans and Russians were and still are strange bedfellows at this time in history.

    Both are trying to manipulate a man who does not appear to be of sound mind and who has no fixed positions. Isn’t it illegal to have a grandfather sign a will when he is not of sound mind. How is this different? It’s like taking candy from a baby having Trump sign legislative changes to government and pick judges when he does not seem intellectually capable of making decisions properly.

    • Esmom says:

      “Isn’t it illegal to have a grandfather sign a will when he is not of sound mind.”

      This is a really good analogy. As the Pod Save America guys pointed out recently, Trump doesn’t care about legislation, he’s outsourced it to Ryan and McConnell. They’re taking full advantage of his absence of a sound mind.

      As for the misinformation, I noticed the other day when everyone was chattering about Oprah for President, the trolls on twitter were out in force smearing her! The right wing propaganda machine is nimble and vast. It’s so scary.

      • Lightpurple says:

        Actually, legislation IS the job of Ryan and McConnell. And, perhaps fortunately for all of us, they are so dysfunctional that they’ve only been able to pass a handful of new laws to his desk for signature, as harmful as those few, like the tax scam and limitations on Planned Parenthood, are.

      • Imqrious2 says:

        He literally said, at the round table, ON TAPE, “just put it in front of me and I’ll sign it”. Not read it, take it under advisement” just put in on the conveyor belt and I do my up and down sharpie scribble on it, and hold it up for the world to see. Like a toddler holding up my finger painting to the class. See?? See what I did?? I’m a BIGLY boy!! Barf! 🤢🤮

      • jwoolman says:

        Curiously enough, Donald did just that to his father. He pushed the guy to change his will to shut out the family of his deceased older brother, who had a child needing a lot of long-term medical care. His dad was descending into Alzheimer’s at the time. More money for Donald….

  20. Dr. Mrs. The Monarch says:

    To quote the Prophet Beyoncé: Okay ladies now let’s get In Formation! Everything in the last two years has been about women in groups succeeding. From sexual assault cases to protests, we can achieve change when we work together and keep our sh!t tight.

  21. themumy says:

    This f-ing worthless moron. “Hillary, Hillary, Hillary, but Hillary, HILLARY, HILLLLLARY, Hillary, Hillary, also Hillary, Hillary!!!!!!” That is almost all we have heard for a year (well, other than “My ratings are great! as if the Presidency is a freaking reality show).

    Anyone else already thinking about the crazy mess his State of the Union speech will be? I mean, it’s going to be nuts, right??

  22. Jaded says:

    Sometimes I’m like a broken record but if you have the time this 3 part documentary called The Dubious Friends of Donald Trump is absolutely riveting and proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that the Orange Anus is deep into Russian money laundering, prostitution/human trafficking and blood diamonds amongst other crimes.

    Parts 1 & 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiE1pe-25BE&t=1713s
    Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqesw5kwEow&t=22s

  23. B n A fn says:

    Breaking news: “Trump attacks protections for immigrants from ‘sh..hole’, countries in the Oval Office meeting today. We should give protection to people from Norway.

  24. Deeana says:

    Trump’s dementia is progressing. Lewy Body Dementia patients lose the ability to self-govern, which results in them just blurting out any old thing. Combined with their ongoing paranoia and their many delusions, these types of inappropriate, offensive remarks become more and more frequent. It is awful, just awful to attempt tp deal with people who have this.

    This is just really terrible for our country.

  25. Anare says:

    KellyAnn Conjob was quoted the other saying “no one here ever talks about Hillary Clinton” and I just wanted to punch her face. Yeah, no one except the orange bloviator WITH EVERY FREAKIN’ BREATH!

  26. Twinkle says:

    Check out Senator Sheldon Whitehouse remark on republican efforts to undermine Russia investigation by “chasing rabbits”. He is refreshingly straight forward and on point.
    He quotes Heather A. Conley ,the senior vice president for Europe, Eurasia, and the Arctic at CSIS with:”Corruption is the lubricant, the lubricant for Moscow’s election interference. So, she said, the battle of western democracies to defeat corruption must be seen, as what she called, a matter of national security.”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLZw1_8eqbw

    The GOP is compromised by Russia, In my opinion. Putin has dirt on them, pays them, or both.
    Counter measurements mentioned by Whitehouse:

    Restrict phony shell companies options to hide whom they belong to.
    Crack down on “Dark money” (Koch brothers mentioned in this context)

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