Donald Trump, moron: ‘Obama was a patsy for Russia, he was a total patsy’

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Yesterday, Donald Trump did an interview with CNBC. I’ll spare you the video and extensive details, suffice to say it was another exercise in treason AND sh-tty media relations from a man who, I truly believe, cannot even count to ten at this point. Trump told CNBC’s “Squawk Box”:

“[I have been] far tougher on Russia than any president in many, many years, maybe ever. Look at the sanctions I put on, look at the diplomats I threw out. … Nobody else did what I’ve done. Obama didn’t do it. Obama was a patsy for Russia, he was a total patsy. Getting along with President Putin, getting along with Russia, is positive, not a negative. Now, that being said, if that doesn’t work out I’ll be the worst enemy he’s ever had — the worst he’s ever had.”

[From CNBC]

Fact check: President Obama expelled more than three dozen Russians and Russian diplomats from the US in reaction to Russian election meddling. At the same time that Obama was expelling diplomats, Trump and his people – including Michael Flynn, who is currently awaiting sentencing as part of plea deal with Mueller’s investigation – were actively making promises to the Russians about all of the Obama-era sh-t they were going to undo, from expelled diplomats to lifting sanctions to giving Russia free rein to do whatever the f–k they wanted. Hector Projector Trump is the patsy, so obviously he had to call Obama the patsy.

Hector Projector also decided to announce yesterday that he’s invited Vladimir Putin to the White House, aka The Western Kremlin. This is being seen as Trump “doubling down” on the Treason Summit earlier this week. My God, it’s been a long week.

This is what happened when Andrea Mitchell broke the news about Putin’s visit to the Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats at the Aspen Security Summit:

Now White House “sources” claim that Dan Coats is probably going to be fired for his reaction here. Good – it’s not funny and it’s not a joke. His reaction should have been abject horror that the president he serves is the puppet of a Russian dictator.

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  1. Kitty says:

    I find that trump usally accuses people he hates of things that he himself is guilty of

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      I find the entirety of the Republican House does, as well.

    • Indiana Joanna says:

      The way he compares himself to Obama is creepy. Of course, drump does not have the intellect to give reasons why he changes policies. It’s always Obama was wrong and I am right.

    • philomena says:

      ALL the time. And it’s all he has to do for his supporters as well. I was watching the press conference from the 18th with Sanders – where the reporter defers to the woman reporter than is giving Sanders such a hard time – and I was watching it on the Fox News channel (because strangely – just that one part of the conference seemed to have disappeared from Youtube). Anyway – the comments! They are amazing. They believe this crap that comes out of his mouth. I don’t quite understand what they are so desperate for. Not to this degree of just blind support.
      Speaking of youtube – I keep coming across this stuff – but I do wonder about that site these days. They’ve largely excaped a lot of the FB flack – but I really think there are bots ALL over that site making comments. And I’m not sure about whatever algorithms are controlling some of the connent and what might be getting deleted/monetised/highlighted.

      • jwoolman says:

        I’ve noticed on YouTube that the possible bots show up in periodic waves when Trump is really getting a lot of criticism. Then they are quiet for a long time. Hard to believe that so many real die-hard Trump fans are watching Stephen Colbert clips…. They all say the same things over and over. Well, I guess I do, too, so can’t complain about that too loudly.

    • Snappyfish says:

      Flames, flames, from the side of my head…I hate him SO much.

      • zia says:

        Ha ha!!!! I love that part in Clue!!! <3 (SAME HERE)

      • Lee Kuhl says:

        I agree! In the past, I would read the news on Flipboard for news that was presented from here and around the world for hours every morning so that I was up to date on current events. I have pretty much ceased this activity because I would become so enraged as to what I was reading that I would scream at my iPad and it affected my mood for the entire day. I have become so angry as to the behaviours with current administration, that I can’t stomach it anymore. There is now talk that Drumpf will be LIFTING all Russian sanctions.
        He should be hung for treason!

    • Raina says:

      You ever read a headline and think: There is NO way he isn’t just punking and trolling us. Like, maybe, he made a deal with the devil where the devil said,” Just be as stunningly ridiculously DEMENTED as possible and I’ll let you see Ivanka naked.”
      This might be what’s happening here.
      I mean, except the part where the devil would even bother with Trump in the first place. If the devil existed, you know “he’d” be like: I don’t even need to lift a finger with this one.

      If there’s a hell, I could picture Trump arriving at a fiery restaurant demanding the best table after asking “Don’t you know who I am?”
      To which, everyone nods and puts him right next to the fireplace.
      I’ve never wanted someone to not be able to ever play golf or eat another fast food meal again in my life. And may he eternally be forced to read while demons keep shouting out how ugly he is. I want this for him until the end of forever.

      • jwoolman says:

        Gee, all I want is for him to detour Air Force One to Dubai, wave goodbye, resign by tweet, and go golfing…. Well, unless Mueller can actually pin him and his corrupt children to the ground. Contingency plans.

  2. minx says:

    Typical Trump projection, pinning his faults on others.

    • SamC says:

      This! I laugh every time he goes off about other countries paying their fair share or debts cause the man is notorious for stiffing his contractors, vendors and tax payers.

      • Christin says:

        “We will save huge amounts…”… “We are saving lots of money…”

        Next headline: $12 million for a military parade in November…

  3. paranormalgirl says:

    Projecting much?

  4. Benise Donahue says:

    Soulless bast*rd

    • Esmom says:

      Soulless but also clueless. He thinks most people buy the garbage he incessantly peddles. The fact that anyone at all buys it is honestly crazy to me.

      • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

        Someone needs to gift him with a dictionary (preferably OED) and swiftly crack him across his thick head with it.

      • Kitten says:

        Just remember that 45 is never talking to *us*, only to his base. As many have pointed out, if he told his base to eat a sh*t sandwich they would.

      • Veronica S. says:

        He doesn’t care about us, that’s why. He cares about his base. And they are dangerous – because they’re scared and angry and potentially violent. And they are equally likely to show up at the polls in November. Voting has become a grimly serious necessity in 2018.

      • Jan90067 says:

        He doesn’t “care” about *them*…he and the rest of the Republithugs could care less if they all dropped dead in the streets. They only “care” about them to the extent of getting that voting card punched “R” on Election Day. Then they can go back to drinking filthy water, dying of black lung disease, dying from lack of decent medical care from the pulled ACA or not being able to afford medicine.

      • Lady D says:

        Don’t forget starving. Between the tariffs and the lack of workers, voting Trump definitely cost them there too.

      • Lydia says:

        But how did his base get *this* dumb?

        A policy to systematically destroy the education system, libraries and intelligent programming on TV.
        This coupled by an insidious bias against learning and calling anyone who does pretentious.

  5. Betsy says:

    Andrea Mitchell. One of the many who seemed to really have it in for Hillary. She’s not my favorite.

    And I watched that clip yesterday. The roaring laughter made me POd. Was it nervous laughter? What was with Coats’s jocularity about a deadly serious topic? I don’t find it funny. I don’t find any of this funny. I don’t find GOP treason funny. I don’t find the quiet slow motion takeover of our government and country by insane right wing people with more money than god funny. I don’t find it funny that my weakling Representative, Erik Paulsen of Minnesota, voted NOT to give states more money for election security yesterday, along with the lion’s share of the GOP.

    I ain’t laughing, GOP traitors.

    • B n A fan says:

      To be honest I thought his reaction was funny, I laughed out loud watching his reaction. And whenever I see that clip I 😂 because I could not believe the dotard would tweet he was inviting his master to the White House 🏡 while he was being raking over the coal for his behavior at Helsinki. I could tell Coates was shocked and could not believe 45 would do such a stupid thing. IMO, it was an honest reaction from DC. I saw someone reacting to something almost impossible to fathom and they thought they were mistaken, “say that again”, lol.

      • Betsy says:

        I dunno – it struck me as hammy. I can believe that the audience was laughing from nerves, but I just – I’m not finding any of this funny.

      • B n A fan says:

        Betsy, I’m not saying what the dotard is doing is funny, I’m saying Coats reaction 😆 was funny, IMO. Nothing the dotard is doing to us is funny. I was reading or I saw this on the internet that since the dotard became president more people are going to their doctors because of stress. We are all under stress with this man in charge, but some things are still funny. We have to take some time to de-distress or some of us will be in straight jackets soon.

    • Lightpurple says:

      It was nervous laughter and shock. This was the first he was hearing about it instead of hearing about it through the proper channels. He was not prepared for it because the idiot running the country isn’t running the country .

      • Becks1 says:

        Yes, I think it was more of a “if I don’t laugh I’ll cry” type of thing.

      • Tate says:

        I agree.

      • jwoolman says:

        Coats could hardly express the shock in public like that, so he joked. Pretty normal reaction, considering the circumstances. He also has probably gotten to the point where everything is so totally bizarre, you gotta laugh. We did that in my family.

        I think Coats will stay until he’s fired because he knows what a Putin-loving idiot Trump is and actually cares about the country. But he’s not sucking up to Trump at all. He’s very clear about the dangers.

      • LahdidahBaby says:

        Yes, I agree it was the nervous laugh of a person caught unawares — a person who is in a position in our government where of course he have KNOWN about a planned visit by Putin amd WOULD have known, under a normal president.

        I laughed, too, when I first saw his reaction, but of course the situation was not funny, it was and is appalling. Still, I laughed, mostly out of shock, which I feel sure Dan Coats felt.

        After his initial reaction, though, i think he should have put the brakes on and he didn’t — he played on it. That wasn’t good form at all, because of course it isn’t funny. The Dotard is giving away our country.

        My nerves are fucking SHOT as a result of this abominable president. It gets worse all the time — the situation itself, and my bloody nerves — and I believe this is a pretty generalized malaise sweeping our country.

    • boredblond says:

      I think his reaction was perfect..repub ‘serious outrage’ achieves zilch and is growing old, and nothing–nothing!-pisses trump off more than being laughed’s imperative to push him incessantly so there can be no doubts he’s completely unhinged and unfit. Coates was displaying the ‘I can’t believe this s#%t!’ reaction everyone here feels every day.

    • Original T.C. says:

      He wasn’t laughing out of humor, it was sarcastic hallows humour. Like “ you invited Putin who attacked our country to come and check out our intelligence collection…? LOL, sure let’s have a nude slumber party, paint our nails and tell the enemy all our secrets!

    • holly hobby says:

      I really think it is nervous laughter because how else would he have reacted to that shock? Anyway the jerks in WH are pissed that Coats was laughing. They thought he was laughing at the Nazi. Anyway Coats has strong Congressional support and backing (this is what I read on a Twitter feed) so Orange Nazi can’t fire him.

      He’s one of the few sane people left.

    • LT says:

      It’s gallows humor

    • themummy says:

      I feel like he was blindsided and on camera and didn’t know how to react. His reaction in the moment was nervous and honest, even if a little…not quite appropriate? But look, the man was totally put on the spot. He had a gut reaction and then tried to smooth it over with a combo of nervousness and trying to keep it light. I really feel for him in this situation, honestly. How was he supposed to react? I don’t think he found it funny at all…but he could not give his true reaction on camera and he could not give no reaction and he also didn’t want to me alarmist. Talk about being caught between a rock and a hard place. And really, at this point it’s all so horrific we can laugh or cry or throw dirt on our heads.

    • Nic919 says:

      I was watching CNN last night and Bill Kristol was at that conference. He was asked about the laughter and said that it was nervous laughter. They all felt for what Coats was going through to be dropped a bomb like that in this setting.

  6. Mel says:

    Well to be fair to him I don’t think Coats thought it was funny. I took it more as a knee-jerk reaction mixed with incredulity and a healthy dose of WTF.
    Also, the gaslighting is real.
    Does he really think that we couldn’t see that he was weak and pathetic next to Putin? He has to make sure there is an ocean between them before he plays Mr Tough guy.
    I swear that man provokes such rage in me, I scare myself sometimes. I had never known such loathing before.

    • teehee says:

      Agree– people are raging right now, but this is not the person to pin it on!! He is one of the good guys!

    • Kitten says:

      Definitely. Coats seemed incredulous to me, not “ha-ha this is funny” but “ha-ha holy sh*t are you serious?”

    • Christin says:

      We are living a larger version of the movie Gaslight. I feel like Ingrid Bergman every day. Except Zero is nowhere near as fake-charming as Charles Boyer’s character. And the flickering light is our TV news.

    • Betsy says:

      Donald keeps showing up every damn where.

      I was happily off the Internet last night, reading “A Thoughtful Dresser” (quite good, so far!) when all of a sudden Donald Trump offers Catherine Hill a space in Trump Tower. I wanted to rage belch.

    • Lady D says:

      “He has to make sure there is an ocean between them before he plays Mr Tough guy.” Just like he had to be on a plane before he started dissing PM Trudeau. Has he ever said anything negative to Angela Merkel’s face? He acted ignorant when he refused to shake her hand in front of cameras, but has he actually said anything to the Chancellor? He was also in the States when dissing Theresa May. Gutless coward.

  7. LahdidahBaby says:

    Coats’ response would only have been appropriate if the venue had been a political satire show on TV. On a news show it was shameful. *Anything for a laugh* does not cut it when you hold a position of such responsibility during a time so fraught and full of danger to our democracy.

    • Christin says:

      I get what you’re saying. He was in front of an audience at a security conference in Aspen, which has been going on a couple of days.

      Chris Wray was also a speaker/interviewee the previous day, and his comments were also videotaped and quickly shown on news shows.

      • holly hobby says:

        Rod Rosenstein spoke too and he said DOJ will expose any Russian operations that maligns the next election. He got a standing ovation for saying that from the audience.

    • jwoolman says:

      Coats is extremely aware of the dangers and has been very public about that. He just has never been a flamboyant fellow, more into working quietly behind the scenes, so it’s very unusual for him to get to this point of very loudly sounding the alarm.

      He must be going nuts with The Trumpster lately. They have no idea what Trump said to Putin in that little private adventure, unless they took my advice and bugged Trump’s underwear. Who knows what Donald promised to do or not do. (We should count all the states to make sure they are still in the Union.) Or what new intelligence tidbits he shared. And now – what he will share when Putin has a sleepover. Putin and his entire team accompanying him plus the Blabbermouth-in-Chief will be a nightmare for national security.

      I think Coats can be forgiven for reacting with laughter when blindsided like that. He must be feeling really conflicted these days. On the one hand, he must worry about what will happen if he’s not right there to try to restrain Donald. On the other hand, obviously Donald keeps him quite out of the loop and pays no attention to what he says. Should he stay, or will he be more effective if he goes?

      Coats’ compromise at the moment seems to be to stay regardless, so he maintains access to the information, but to be very vocal when Donald is being particularly stupid. I do wonder if he’s one of the people who threatened to resign and tell everybody why if Trump didn’t read that statement on Tuesday. He may be thinking that way again, if so.

      • LahdidahBaby says:

        Yes, jwoolman, I agree with you that his laugh was a laugh of incredulity, a blindsided laugh, as you say. It was after that initial laugh of justifiable shock that I felt he began to play on it for the cameras and that offended me because the situation is so outrageously wrong and so dangerous to our democracy that I felt he should have gathered his composure after that first reaction and taken the opportunity to show the shock behind his knee-jerk laugh.

  8. Jo says:

    Will no one rid us of this feckless c*nt?

    • Lightpurple says:

      Speaking of whom, Nagini put on quite the show of obsequiousness yesterday and has been shamelessly promoting her corrupt self yesterday and today all over CNBC and Fox News, promoting a “new initiative” but dragging “success stories” with her. A “new” initiative wouldn’t have success stories. She’s just slapped her name on something previously existing once again and got Daddy to sign a pledge with no new funding or real commitment other than a photo op for the snake.

      • Indiana Joanna says:

        Grifter Barbie is on the same level of evil, deflection, lying, theft of $82 million while flogging her time in the WH. She is relentless in putting herself front and center as a creator of jobs, education and her pointless family leave project, a direct rip off of FMLA. The sloppy, amateurish way she uses graphs and statistics to bolster her specious jobs tweets are laughable.

        She plays the policy wonk so poorly. And her tweet style is distracting and childish: I & my new reskilling + rejobbing program & plagiarism make me = traitor

      • Betsy says:

        I think it was Hoarse Whisperer on twitter who was talking about Donald’s sex crimes and said that Ivanka had been assaulted (with the implication, I thought, as a child) but that instead of choosing to help others, she too had gone to the dark side as a way to get through and exist as an adult. And, yes, she is participating in the victimization of all of us.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Waiting for China to yank all the deals and trademark concessions they made for Complicity Barbie’s China-based manufacturing. Waiting for China to impose export tariffs of 500 percent on all of her items.

        Make it personal.

      • holly hobby says:

        China did make it personal. All of the tariffs they currently installed hits his f—ing brainless base. Good luck without welfare, unemployment benefits and medical ins morons!

    • Nic919 says:

      You know that scene in Independence Day when the White House is blown up and the audience is supposed to feel shock and sadness. I don’t believe there would be the same reaction now.

  9. grabbyhands says:

    That 45 invited Putin to the WH should surprise exactly no one.

    It is precisely the move you would think he would make after the backlash he received after basically giving Putin a blowie on live TV. He was forced to say something he didn’t want to say, to infer that HE of all people, might have done something wrong and this is his revenge-striking out like a child and doing something he knows will make everyone mad-inviting the enemy to the WH. And god help us when he gets here, because who knows what 45 is liable to say or hand over when he’s on American soil.

    And as expected, despite all the tough talk, the GOP have done nothing else and they will continue to do nothing because of they do, they risk exposing the depths of their own complicity in the whole debacle – they know it, 45 knows it and Putin knows it.

    It wouldn’t matter to the base, who will probably support 45 even if he went on camera with Putin and said “He runs this place now, I just signed official papers”.

    • Esmom says:

      Yes to your last paragraph. They’d say something like if it’s good enough for Trump it’s good enough for us. *bangs head on desk*

    • aang says:

      They want a Putin like dictator. They want a ruler who will jail the press, beat lgbtq people, poison foes, and send women to the gulag for speaking out.

      • Lightpurple says:

        We’re not going to get a Putin-like dictator, we’re going to get Putin himself as our dictator.

    • IlsaLund says:

      Trump’s base is actually saying that it’s a good thing Russia hacked the election cause it kept evil Hillary from being President….cause don’t you know Hillary would have done all kinds of terrible things if she was in the White House. You can’t make this crap up.

      God, I wish the mothership would return so I can get off this planet. But with my luck it would be the aliens from the “To Serve Man” episode of the Twilight Zone.

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      I agree with the entirety of your statement, and here’s what really drives me mad- his base is what, 30ish % percent of eligible voters? This is should be some pretty simple calculus for the GOP incumbents. Stand up for for this country, this Constitution, and what is right against this dumpster fire- Oval Office squatter.

      It really is the GOP’s only chance for survival. There will be such heavy turnout at the mid-terms, that the choice will be turn on the turncoat or be swept away. Not that anyone in the House will stand up against the dumpster fire, given that they are all complicit up to their necks.

      Remember to periodically check your voter registration, folks. Better to catch f*ckery afoot early than to be denied your right to vote. Vote early if you can!

      • IlsaLund says:

        Due to gerrymandering, most GOP Incumbents are in solid red, Trump loving districts. They can’t turn against their orange leader or they risk losing to someone even crazier. And unfortunately, Trump’s base vote religiously and will be out in force come the mid terms.

      • Kitten says:

        People are still putting all their hopes and dreams in the midterms despite the fact that Russia will likely be hacking elections again.

        We really need to start thinking about a back-up strategy because the mid-terms are not the guarantee that so many people make them out to be. The GOP fights dirty and will win at all costs, even if it means allowing Russian interference.

      • NotSoSocialButterfly says:


        I fully expect there to be Russian interference- in large part due to yesterday’s (R) vote to defund election security measures. Malcolm Nance says the election process is too decentralized here, too many different ballot & voting systems to successfully hack the election, but did state that due to compromised voter rolls in numerous states, small changes could be made to voter information to invalidate one’s registration. That’s why I cite the need to monitor your registration status and to vote early.

        I have to be optimistic that the tide is slowly, and inexorably turning on the turncoat squatter, or I may up in the bottom of a bottle!

      • Kitten says:

        I totally get it, NotSoSocialButterfly. I’m trying to remain optimistic too but I’m just so scared that all this work will be for naught if Putin and Trump have their way.
        November is going to be a stressful month but I truly hope that the blue wave engulfs this nightmare of a political party.

      • jwoolman says:

        Our decentralized voting system would seem to be protective, but selective hacking (which I believe has been occurring since 2004) is quite effective. They don’t have to bother with clearly blue or clearly red districts, but just focus on certain precincts in certain districts. To avoid detection, they would ideally want to do vote-shifting in races where a 10% gain (just shifting 1 out of every 10 votes) would be enough to win the election but seem like a natural fluctuation.

        If we go to paper backups with mandatory recount of the paper, we don’t have to worry about this. That’s the way to really protect the vote. Go ahead and use the machines if you like them for other reasons, but to avoid fraud we need to get serious about paper backups and mandatory recounts. None of the current nonsense about recounting only if the margin is teeny enough or if the loser calls for it (or even worse, pays millions for it). This is no longer optional, it’s an important safeguard and deterrent. We are not just dealing with errors but with very deliberate attempts to change the vote counts.

    • Indiana Joanna says:

      And defiantly invites Putin r ight before the elections. He refuses to acknowledge that Putin meddled. This is a slap in the face for all Americans.

      Plastic Putin and his smirk is just as repulsive drump. His hairless, botoxed face should be viewed only after a content warning.

    • Trashaddict says:

      “A blowie on national TV”. I have to tell you, after the events of the last week, that image started coming into my head before you even posted it here. And I really wish like Hell I could get the picture outta my noggin. My family is getting tired of my rage rants. But they will not and cannot stop as long as I have a brain in my skull.

  10. Beth says:

    When will this insanity end. Dan Coats seemed shocked and laughed in disbelief. Wouldn’t he be someone that should’ve been told about the WH visit?

    • B n A fan says:

      Yes, he is the head, Director of National Intelligence and the dotard should have discussed this decision with him before going rogue, tweeting about it. As I’ve said before, the dotard is compromised and is getting his orders from Putin, he cannot say anything put to follow orders. There is no way on earth Putin does not own him. We better start learning Russian because he sold out the country.

      • holly hobby says:

        It’s also interesting that Twitter pointed out that he asked Bolton to extend the invite and Bolton was in a RUssian state commercial about something or another. Coincidence? I think not.

  11. Snowflake says:

    I think Coates was trying to be diplomatic. If he says too much, he will lose his job. By laughing, it makes it clear how he feels. What else can we do? You laugh so you don’t cry. Trump won’t listen to reason, he’s going to do what he wants. And it gets worse the longer he’s in office. I doubt he’s even pretending to listen to anyone. Except for his double negative bullshit. They really got on his ass about that.

  12. Sparkly says:

    I’m so terrified of what is happening to our country.

  13. Green Is Good says:

    Do people who commit treason still get executed? Asking for an enemy of America.

    • Lightpurple says:

      Yes. And somebody needs to remind Princess Nagini that Ethel Rosenberg had small children too.

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      Unfortunately, since we are not at war, it cannot be defined as treason, per The Constitution.

      • holly hobby says:

        Sure we are at war. No physical war but “cyber war”

      • Nic919 says:

        That’s a technical argument ignoring how the Russian interference of an election is an act of war itself. Treason is easily possible as a charge depending on how much evidence is out there about his intent. And Jr better watch it because he is linked much closer to this than his dad.

    • Juls says:

      I wanted to know about treason=execution as well, so I googled. All I could find was something about it being changed to life in prison in the early nineties. Light purple may be able to clarify, she would know better than I.

  14. Purplehazeforever says:

    I’m tired…no exhausted. Never thought in a million years I would defend Dan Coats but here I am defending him. Coats wasn’t laughing. That wasn’t jocularity…that was a wtf, incredulous moment. I think Trump wants his presidency to end because he wants to go back to his life…I think this is too much work for him…it’s like he’s begging people to stop him..or he just thinks he can just do whatever he wants…I don’t know.

    • noway says:

      Yes, I am seriously waiting for someone to pound their head on a wall when they are again tweeted an important event or idea from the President. Aside from this being a really “special” and terrible idea, can we all agree now on a few basic things. 1. Policy or important events shouldn’t be tweeted. 2. No President should meet with any foreign leader without several people in the room for historical and accuracy purposes. 3. All Presidents and Vice Presidents need to release their tax returns so the public can decide if they have interests that do not align with our own. I mean we have to know that the US Supreme Court nominee has a love of Washington Nationals baseball, (which is definitely the least objectionable thing about him), but we don’t know if Trump has financial interests in foreign entities. Now I am pounding my head on the wall.

    • jwoolman says:

      The problem now is that Trump is hanging onto a job he doesn’t want because he thinks it will protect him against indictment and conviction and a prison sentence. Pence can’t pardon state charges.

      Trump has been a real criminal for a very long time, but he was able to get away with it. His big mistake was running for President, which focused attention on him from quarters he couldn’t bribe or threaten or blackmail.

  15. Mego says:

    If you look at pictures of Obama with Putin it is quite clear that Obama was not a fan.

  16. aang says:

    My husband who rarely pays attention to politics and who will freely cop to every stereo type about socially awkward STEM workers who can’t read people was calling Trump a projector back before the election. Trump is so blatant in every situation, I’d love to play poker with him.

  17. RBC says:

    Granted 45’ s meeting with Putin and the fallout is important, has anyone in the media looked at the backroom deals and changes going on while the focus is on 45 and his BFF?
    I have seen tidbits in the news, that frankly should be of concern. Changes to reporting donations to the IRS , protection for habitats of endangered species to name a couple.
    Scary times

    • Lightpurple says:

      Making Administrative law Judges politically appointments instead of independent judiciary. These are the people who will decide your Social Security disability claim, your sexual harassment and pay inequity case at the EEOC, your OSHA claim, decisions that impact our individual lives on a daily basis.

    • magnoliarose says:

      This is why I wish the news would at least spend half the time discussing the reality behind the scenes. That is where the bombs are in terms of what will affect people’s lives. And yet. Nothing.

  18. Darla says:

    I liked the interview. I thought it was very open and frank. I was quite interested in learning that “they” (read trump) don’t ask the DNI anything. No input.

  19. Lightpurple says:

    This is my song of the week. I’ve been playing it and singing it for days. The Ramones have always been my “comfort” music to just flail about to reduce stress but the lyrics of this one are spot on. Just change “Bonzo” to “Bozo or Dotard” and “Bitburg” to “Finland” Malaria’s Gucci jacket in Italy last year cost over $50,000 so, the lyrics really do nail them.

    • BengalCat😻 says:

      We are of like mind, I’ve been blasting this song since election day, lol. We’re all truly f@cked.

    • La says:

      Adding this to my playlist! Right along side Megalomanic by Incubus and Run For Cover by the Killers, both of which have been loudly playing in my house for months.

    • magnoliarose says:

      On the upside how about Heroes by David Bowie.

      Gang of Four and a lot of 80s British post punk Thatcher era political music is good too. Depeche Mode has some good ones. Everything Counts. Tears for Fears Mad World.

      • BengalCat😻 says:

        Don’t forget X. Punk music is one if the few things keeping me sane these days…that and Xanax…😭

    • LahdidahBaby says:

      Omg, Lightpurple–that fits the occasion to a T (for Trump). Now I’m gonna be switching it on in my head each time the latest horrors come on the news.

  20. Eric says:

    Projector TRE45ON only disagreed with the Russians wanting to “interview” Americans after the Senate shot it down 98-0 (McCain and Shelby were absent for the vote).

    If Putin decides to come to the United States in the fall, perhaps a subpoena could trump his diplomatic immunity and Mueller could arrest him for crimes against the US.

    As an aside, if you’d like a laugh today, look up the word “idiot” under Google images and see what pops up…then keep scrolling down.

  21. anniefannie says:

    Since Coates gave the moron the intelligence in Feb 2016 of Russian election meddling his jocularity at this announcement seems alarming.
    Apparently this administration contacted the South American embassy and instructed them that no special protection should be provided Obama during his visit to deliver his
    Nelson Mandella speech. This Presidents pettiness knows no bounds….

    • IlsaLund says:

      Doesn’t Obama have life long Secret Service protection? Obama should have had protection during his visit to South Africa and Trump should not have been able to prevent that.

      • Lightpurple says:

        Yes, but the size of the detail can be increased for certain circumstances and the current president has a say over when those circumstances apply.

      • magnoliarose says:

        He also has access to private security.

  22. Enough Already says:

    Sigh. If I wish upon a star that someone just happens to show Trump a picture of Obama’s package and Trump’s head just happens to quite literally explode and America becomes sane again…am I a bad person? I promise you this is at the heart of Tiny Hands’ unhinged Obama bunny boiling.

  23. Q T Hush says:

    Coates spoke out on the Russian interference immediately after POS in chief ‘s treasonous press conference. The orange blob is now getting back at him by leaving him out of the loop. He loves to humiliate his staff and enjoys being cruel to people.

    • Kitten says:

      I’ve heard rumors that Coats will get the axe soon. He’s intelligent and possesses a semblance of reason as well as an iota of compassion for the American people so naturally, 45 hates him.

      • Christin says:

        Hopefully he’ll head straight to Bobby M’s office (if he hasn’t been there already).

      • holly hobby says:

        Coats is untouchable. I think Andrea Mitchell was quoted last night on Twitter. Coats has a lot of supporters in Congress. IF Nazi fires him Congress will get on his a$$$.

  24. why? says:

    I am not buying that Dan Coats was surprised that the Dotard invited Putin to the WH or that he has no clue what the Dotard and Putin talked about during their 2 hour meeting. I don’t understand why the press is treating Dan Coats like a hero when just like Jared, Don Jr, Manafort, and Flynn, he too was meeting with a Russian who had been sanctioned by the previous administration. We only found out about his meeting(Pompeo was there too) because Russia bragged about it. Andrea Mitchell had one job to do and she keeps failing. She helped spread the lie that Michelle Wolf was making fun of Sarah lieabees make-up and now she is making Dan Coats out to be a hero when he too is guilty of colluding with the Russians. Why didn’t she ask Dan Coats’ about his January meeting with the sanctioned Russian spy? At the time Lawrence O asked who approved the sanctioned Russian spy entry into the US for his meeting with Dan Coats and Pompeo. This is what the press and Andrea should have focused on.

    It’s strange how Dan Coats and Kelly are attempting to distance themselves from Russian. Dan Coats has wiped his meeting with a sanctioned Russian spy from the minds of the press and Kelly made it look like the Dotard’s total interaction with Putin this week was all of the Dotard’s idea. It’s like Dan Coats and Kelly are throwing the Dotard under the bus. Are they being questioned by Mueller, is that why they are depicting themselves as the hero?

    Why do these interviews continue to let the Dotard lie the way he does? Apart of the problem with the Dotard is the press is unwilling to do their job because they are more concerned about having access to the Dotard. When he lies like this, the reporters need to call him out on it right then and there. I just wish that the WH reporters would boycott Sarah’s briefings because they aren’t learning anything new and all she does is berate them and lie. There is little push back, but it’s sad the way they just sit there and take everything she dishes out. How do they resist calling her a liar?

    • Q T Hush says:

      Dear Why,
      Wouldn’t you love to see everyone ignore the POS-in-chief. He would go mad. Watching him push his way to the front in photo ops at the NATO meeting was truly disgusting.
      I agree when we can’t tell the villains from the good guys due toCheetolini’s daily opinion flip flopping. One thing is for sure if your last name is Trump you are evil.

    • magnoliarose says:

      Agreed. The press fails us over and over.

  25. DizzyLizzy says:

    This man is so good at deflection and denying reality that he has literally made the collective consciousness submit to his delusions out of fatigue.

    This is malignant narcissism at it’s best.

    Normal healthy people are no match for this brand of crazy.

  26. Betsy says:

    Minnesotans – you can vote by mail early. We have a big primary coming up August 14th, so here is another option


    • lucy2 says:

      NJ can vote early by mail too. Applications are online and it’s easy.

      VOTE. VOTE in every election.

    • Dara says:

      Voting by mail needs to become something that every state does. It’s more efficient, more cost-effective, more secure (in theory) and vastly improves voter turnout. Gee, could that be why a whole bunch of red states are seriously opposed to it? Go figure.

      Here in Washington state, we have had mail in ballots for a while now and the turnout percentages for presidential elections are insanely high – 78% for Clinton vs. Trump and 81% for Obama vs. Romney.

  27. Amelie says:

    Serious question: is there ANY way this traitorous traitor could be reelected in 2020?

    And follow-ups: Would the Russians attempt to meddle again? Will there be safeguards to avoid this? What are they doing in the intelligence community to avoid a repeat?

    I’m sure there is a long complicated answer as to why Putin wanted Trump elected or some great articles about it but I have no energy to do research myself (my family had a death in the family yesterday and I can’t go to the funeral due to extenuating circumstances). Obviously Trump is easy to manipulate and having him in place means Putin can do I guess whatever he wants. (Become dictator of the world??)

    • Lyla says:

      His base still supports him 100% even after the traitor conference. They think their lives have improved and he’s doing the best job in the world. And then there are people who don’t vote and have no interest in doing so. My friend was having dinner the other day and the table next to her asked Siri when the next election is. How do you not know when elections are? That they are every four years?

    • Lightpurple says:

      Sorry for your loss, Amelie.

    • magnoliarose says:

      Yes, there is a chance but I don’t think he is healthy enough to withstand another campaign. Plus 2016 had so many outside circumstances that helped him win that won’t be there in 2020. But he didn’t really win anyway so I don’t see it.
      That said, it just means we have to vote in such large numbers it would be impossible to steal and we have to stop believing the Russian trolls and bots that blanket the internet.

      • minx says:

        Agree with all of this. If his health or Mueller don’t knock him out, there are other variables that will.

  28. lucy2 says:

    That was some of the most spectacular projection I’ve ever seen.

    People like Coates know he’s a danger. At what point do they say F it and present everything they have to Congress, and say “Do something or I make this all public”?

  29. adastraperaspera says:

    Time for some more indictments! I love it that Trump has no idea what Mueller and the SDNY will throw at him next. He is tweet-squealing like a stuck pig!

  30. IlsaLund says:

    That man really needs to keep Obama’s name out of his mouth.

  31. JRenee says:

    This exemplifies how trump flies by the seat of his pants. He’s allowed to do so while the destruction of democracy is dismantled one day at a time. Absolutely going to take many years to reverse the damage..

  32. jammypants says:

    Coates has been vocally speaking out against Trump too. They’ll probably fire him and hire someone who falls in line.

    • Original T.C. says:

      I think the DNI, FBI and CIA have no more F’s to give. They know Trump is a traitor and are in open revolt!

      • jammypants says:

        Good! What a traitorous bloated mess! I keep hoping he gets an epic takedown, which includes handcuffs, along with the rest of his corrupt enablers.

  33. zia says:


    • Rebecca says:

      I think they will wait until 2020 in the hope that he’ll be voted out of office. Then they can indict him and there will be no one to pardon him. It doesn’t pay to pissoff both the CIA and the FBI. I’m sure they want him to be punished and the way to make sure he is punished is to be patient and wait until the time is right.

  34. morrigan01 says:

    Somebody’s projecting, aren’t they? *eyeroll*

    He’s going to die in prison. (And IMO? He already knows it, hence the projecting and lashing out). His enablers? Many will go to prison. MANY. Including many current GOP Congressmen and Senators. There will be some on the Democrat side who will join them. And when they get out of prison is a few years, they will be pariahs for the rest of their lives.

    It’s going to be historic to watch.

  35. Indiana Joanna says:

    Once again, calling someone else what he is. There must be quite an echo chamber in his empty skull.

    He’s the Patsy. Cohen bugged him. Putin is bugging him. He’s being blackmailed.

  36. Lightpurple says:

    And now Mueller wants to talk to Kristin Davis, the madame, not the actress, who brought down Elliot Spitzer and close personal friends with Roger Stone.

  37. Lilly says:

    Russia knows who the wimp is and that’s Orange Fuhrer. Putin was scared of Obama and terrified of Hillary Clinton. Russia’s laughing at Baby-Fists.

  38. Rebecca says:

    Unfortunately, the FOX news viewers will believe everything this idiot says even though there is plenty of evidence that this is another lie. I am so ashamed of our president. I really need to pretend he doesn’t exist for sanity reasons. So I’m gonna go do that now.

  39. JANAK says:

    I am so sick of the constant lies coming from this vile, despicable, hypocrite I could scream. I honestly don’t think I can stand two more years of this bullshit~my only hope is that Robert Mueller can save us from this monster. #Lockhisbigfatassup

  40. Oliviajoy1995 says:

    All Trump does is deflect. As soon as someone criticizes him he starts talking about Obama and Clinton. Putin has Trump in his pocket and that’s why Trump NEVER criticizes him at all. He only does it after there is some backlash but never directly to Putin. Trump is the worst.

  41. Molly says:

    agree with his tendency for projection. Consider the moment in the debate when he said HRC was “nasty” and “has hate in her heart.” It reminded me of the scene in The Exorcist when Linda Blair spews foul hatred at that poor priest. To think we had Obama on the horizon 10 short years ago. I believe we will live through this, but by golly what a horrifying nightmare.