Donald Trump had a meltdown yesterday, then tweeted about Nickelback

United States President Donald J. Trump meets with Finland's President Sauli Niinisto

Well, Donald Trump had an absolute meltdown yesterday in the middle of the day, at the White House, in front of cameras and the president of Finland. Part of the problem is that there are no White House briefings or real press conferences anymore, so anytime reporters are allowed into the Oval Office for a scrum, they just have to shout out questions to Trump and he responds. And wow, did he ever respond. Of course no one wanted to talk about Finland. Of course everyone wanted to talk about Ukraine, impeachment and lies.

Here’s the shot, where Donald Trump tells about seven different versions of the phone call to President Zelensky… a phone call for which Trump willingly offered up a memo/transcript because he was too stupid to know that it incriminated him.

Here’s the chaser, when Trump has an absolute tantrum when a reporter presses him to answer a question about what Zelensky was supposed to do about the Bidens.

Yeah, and this came AFTER Trump tweeted-and-deleted this about a “moot” when he meant “moat.” This stupid a–hole.

And the meltdown came BEFORE Trump tweeted a special video in which he used Nickelback’s “Photograph” to continue to spread Biden smears.

Please take a moment to appreciate poor Finnish President Sauli Niinisto, the poor man has no pokerface when it comes to the unhinged lunacy of Donald Trump.

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  1. Becks1 says:

    It was such an embarrassing and terrifying sh!tshow. and thanks to you Kaiser, I had “photograph” stuck in my head all night lol.

    We cannot let him change the narrative here though. We know what was said in the call because the WHITE HOUSE RELEASED THE NOTES ABOUT IT. We’re not relying on what Adam Schiff says about the call. We’re relying on what the WHITE HOUSE said about it (even though its probably not a full accounting.) The whistleblower followed all the right steps.

  2. Who ARE these people? says:

    Oy vey

  3. WingKingdom says:

    I don’t see why the president of Finland should even try to hide whatever shock, disgust, and discomfort he feels. Nobody needs to pretend this is normal!

    • stepup says:

      It was beautiful. The Finnish president was throwing subtle shade the entire time. Niinistö kicked off the joint presser by talking about his trips to the African-American and Native American history museums, and then commented on the long history of “democracy” in the United States….and it as clear that he was saying: AMERICA! GET RID OF THIS DUDE!

      He pushed back in the most diplomatic of ways, even reminding 45 that the U.S. needs Europe as much as Europe needs the U.S.

    • Jerusha says:

      He has melanie’s hand swat down pat.

    • lucy2 says:

      I agree. I’m sorry, Finland, this is just so embarrassing.
      I don’t think any other world leaders should do anything else with him. “Oh sorry, I’m busy that day”, or “oh, no thanks, we’re good” to any invitation.

  4. Kittycat says:

    What a nightmare

  5. Aang says:

    Important to note it was not a word for word transcript of the call. I bet the actual transcript is even more incriminating.

  6. Roserose says:

    I nearly watched the video but didn’t in case I cringe so hard I pull a muscle.

    We live in a nightmarish hellscape and I don’t understand how this is allowed to carry on. Hurry up impeachment, we really really need to be reminded that sometimes people like this get what they deserve.

    • minx says:

      He has had a lot of furious, embarrassing, out-of-control moments but this presser was one of the worst. He was unhinged. He has to be worried.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        His body language spoke volumes. He was so uncomfortable, he couldn’t stand still, he couldn’t stand straight behind the podium. He’s a desperate animal.

  7. Lightpurple says:

    Nickelback invoked copyright infringement and Twitter pulled the video.

    This morning, he is promoting books that promote white nationalism.

  8. smcollins says:

    Jeezus. That man is fit for a straight jacket. It’d be entertaining if he wasn’t, you know, the President. Of. The. United. States.

  9. M says:

    Every phone in the White House is tapped. RELEASE THE TAPE! I want this to go full Watergate so we can get his ass outta there. Pence may take some effort, but I’m sure we can find enough dirt to get rid of him too.

    • Cay says:

      I’m not sure it will take effort for Pence. He was involved as were Barr, Pompeo, Manafort, Guiliani, and lots more. Pence’s assistant was on the call. Pence had a transcript from the call. He was briefed on the call and then he went and talked directly to the president of Ukraine. It will be a wonder if we don’t soon have President Pelosi.

      • Becks1 says:

        I think the fact that Pence is involved is the only reason why more Rs haven’t come out against Trump. I would never really expect them to vote to remove Trump in general, but I think if they knew 100% they were going to get President Pence, Trump’s removal would be slightly more likely than it is now.

      • Fluffy Princess says:

        This! Rachel Maddow did a segment last night(?) or night before about how Pence was up to his eyeballs in this thing–because he literally went to Ukraine for a Face-to-Face with Zelensky to explain to him what he needed to do to get his military funding/weapons. Also that Pence has made at least ONE phone call directly to him to discuss this situation.

        The ONLY thing that saves Pence from the press (right now) is that man knows how to keep his shit buttoned up tight and does vomit every thought on Twitter. Schiff and Pelosi know what’s what.

  10. mellie says:

    That poor man will never be back (the President of Finland, not our dumba$$)….

  11. Luna says:

    Listened to Pod Save America on my way home from work on Tuesday and they made a great point: Trump and his team have to have someone to vilify, but right now there is no one person to blame for all of this (aside from the orange goblin patriarch). That’s why they want the whistleblower revealed; he needs someone to lay the blame on and then try to destroy. He’s losing his actual shit because there is no one person (lock her up) to go after and rally his base to persecute. This is great to watch, until he gets dangerous with nuclear weapons to distract from his crimes.

    • Esmom says:

      Right now it seems Adam Schiff is the scapegoat. Their ability to immediately flip the script and point fingers at the Dems, Hillary, The Deep State, anyone but Trump…is astounding and infuriating.

      • Luna says:

        Part of the responsibility for the script-flipping lies with the media. They need to stop covering his distraction tactics and call out his lies and bullshit, constantly, and in real time. The whole Biden corruption thing has been debunked, but American media will still drag it out and tout it as a possibility. Whether we like Biden or not, everyone with a conscience needs to promote the fact that there has been no established corruption aside from the nepotism at play, which is obviously not unique to the Biden progeny, ffs.

    • lucy2 says:

      That was a great point they made, and it’s definitely evidenced by how Donnie Dumpy is now going after Schiff. But the couple of days where he was flailing about with no one to target were pretty interesting.

  12. naomipaige99 says:

    He’s becoming more and more unstable!

    • Qzie says:

      Becoming? He seems positively unhinged. What a cruel, mad, stupid man. How he spoke to the reporter made me sick.

    • boredblond says:

      It’s worth remembering that when Nixon- who was far more intelligent than the self proclaimed stable genius–started losing it, Kissinger told the military not to respond if the nuclear code was launched. Makes you think, eh?

  13. JennyJenny says:

    I love the expressions on the President of Finland’s face!
    He was representing us while we couldn’t be there ~

  14. Lisa says:

    Looking at the poor president of Finland, a thought popped into my head – how much he resembles Rowan Atkinson, and now I cannot unsee it……..

    • Alexandria says:

      I thought he looked like a more wrinkled and more greyed Martin Freeman from the side. His reactions here were awesome. He did not pander to Dotard at all but he remained professional. That’s diplomacy! Or should I say he remained an adult compared to that idiot.

    • MeghanNotMarkle says:

      I can’t unsee it, either. Mr. Bean is president of Finland!

    • Tiffany says:

      I see a little of Peter Capaldi.

      I wished Niinisto would have gone all Malcolm Tucker of Treason 45.

  15. Valiantly Varnished says:

    My FAVORITE part of yesterday’s photo op is when Donnie tapped the Finnish President on the knee and the Fin Pres held up his hand and said “stop it”. LMFAO. It was SO funny and awkward. He was like “don’t touch me b-tch.” 😂😂

  16. AustenGirl1975 says:

    I wish all of the journalists would have walked out once Trump started calling them corrupt and fake news media. They need to stop giving him air time to spew his hatred and lies.

    Pre-Trump, footage and audio of the POTUS using such language and hurling false accusations would have scandalized most Americans. Now, it appeals to the very worst people.

    I wrote a letter to my GOP senator and received an infuriating response about how the Democrats are trying to distract from the great bi-partisan work that’s being done, as if Moscow Mitch wasn’t sitting on everything the House sends over.

    I am so done with anybody who still identifies as a Republican. They’re irredeemable at this point.

    • MeghanNotMarkle says:

      I’ve never understood why they don’t just refuse to give him the airtime. Don’t let him get his rhetoric out to the masses. Seems simple enough. It’s not going to stop his gung-ho supporters who watch Faux News, but it’s something. Although Shep Smith and Chris Wallace have been calling him out lately, which I’m happy to see.

  17. DaisySharp says:

    What I find so fascinating about this whole thing is that both dumpy and his dumb son are making round the clock accusations against both joe biden, and his son hunter. Where is Joe? Where are any of the dems? Is this how we’re gonna go into the general election?

    Take close note of what is going on. Sanders is in the hospital. Joe is in hiding, and when he does show, he doesn’t hit back, he sounds so weak. Warren is doing warren, she’s certainly not fighting this, the fight of our lives. What is Kamala doing?

    Kamala is on the real battlefield. The only soldier from our side out there swinging. So this is what I’m watching. Because I need a warrior, because people, we are in a war.

    • Jerusha says:

      In post #1 I pasted the suggestions from a writer who is absolutely right as to the pr war Dems need to wage. We should start peppering Nancy, Adam, anyone else pertinent with those suggestions.

      • DaisySharp says:

        Jerusha, yes I mostly agree with that tweet thread. Trump and his goons are waging a big, global, facist, propaganda war. The idea that any of these dems are effectively fighting it, or even know where to begin, is laughable at this point, and again I see only one who has even taken the field.

    • Wendy says:

      I think what’s important to remember is that the candidates out on the trail now have about a thousand other enormous issues that they need to talk about. Impeachment cannot and should not be their solitary topic of discussion right now. Warren’s got it absolutely right — she’s out there talking about what a presidency under her would look like, showing people what they can have in the future if we make the necessary changes. She’s not locked onto the impeachment with tunnel vision to the exclusion of other issues that voters want to discuss. She knows that while impeachment is important, the average voter is more concerned about putting food on the table. As much as I like Harris, I think that being an attack dog with a laser focus on impeachment is to her campaign’s detriment. That being said, it definitely makes the case for her as potential AG in a Warren cabinet…

      • DaisySharp says:

        I so strongly disagree. Warren’s got it absolutely wrong, but she’s not alone. And no one said that impeachment should be all they talk about. This isn’t about impeachment. He is making up entire stories about our frontrunner, and no one is fighting back. He is committing open treason, daily, and no one is fighing back. He if fomenting civil war, and no one is fighting back.

        Except two people; hillary clinton and kamala harris. Hillary isn’t running. Kamala is.

        I feel the others are scared of him and don’t know how to handle him. And it shows.

        And btw, Kamala is running for President, not AG. Telling her she can be a Warren’s AG is mighty white of you though.

      • Wendy says:

        lolololol okay. The reality is, Harris is not polling great, and Warren is. Warren’s out there crushing it. I like Harris, and I’d vote for her if she were the candidate, but she’s not going to be, and it’s exceedingly common for the folks who don’t get chosen as the nominee to end up taking Cabinet positions in a new administration. It’s not an insult, so there’s no need for you to get all riled up on Harris’s behalf here. It’s just reality. Welcome to it.

      • Kitten says:

        ITA, Wendy. I’m not worried about Joe Biden. I’m worried about how we’re going to clean up the deep-seated, firmly entrenched government corruption that led to our current situation. So far, Warren’s the only one I’ve seen to develop a comprehensive plan to address that.

        In addition to what you said, running on kitchen table issues is what won us the House in 2018. Warren knows that and it’s why she’s running her campaign that way. She’s reaching out to EVERYONE, not just the folks who are obsessed with Donald Trump’s latest crime.

        Kamala is strong and smart and absolutely incredible in the senate. She’s mesmerizing in the debates and she’s undeniably a force.

        That being said, I’m voting Warren in the primary because she’s all those things AND she has a proven track-record of standing up for the little guy. She’s the real deal.

      • DaisySharp says:

        Well, she’s not polling well and warren is, that’s true. Not one vote has been cast yet. Nor has anyone in the field challenged warren who has floated above it all. We will see how well everyone handles reality when we finally know what the actual reality is. Because we don’t yet. I’m voting for whomever is our nominee, but warren is way down on the list for a host of reasons. As for Kamala this idea you put out there that she is obsessed with impeachment, man she puts out new policies every day! And they are so good they are often shall we say, ahem, appropriated. So that’s just a false marketing meme. But at the same time, and this is important, she understand the unique historic threat our very democracy faces, and she is fighting back. And she’s doing it alone. That’s gutsy. I admire that.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        I agree, Wendy. I think the candidates need to be making the case for what they would do policy wise and let the House make the case for impeachment.

        I think the response has been influenced by the Streisand Effect, where you spread an idea by trying to defend yourself from it. The accusations against the Bidens are total nonsense. If the Dem candidates or Biden try to tell his side of the story too loudly, the focus becomes about the Bidens, not that Trump illegally tried to bribe a foreign leader for personal gain.

      • DaisySharp says:

        Tiffany, I don’t know how old you are, so you may not be aware, but what you just described was Al Gore’s theory on campaigning in 2000. I am not being sarcastic. It really was. So I am a hit back hard type of girl ever since. I subscribe to the Sean Connery in the untouchables theory.

        Also, just to reiterate, Kamala is doing BOTH. It’s not an a or b choice. She’s doing both. She’s fighting trump and his goons, AND putting out great policy ideas, letting you know what she’s going to do for you in office.

  18. Christin says:

    I feel sorry for the visiting leader who ended up being used as a buffer.

    At least he brought his Boston Terrier with him. He probably needed his dog for emotional support after that circus sideshow.

  19. Jerusha says:

    The words of Alexander Hamilton. He could not have known the quality of the electorate would sink so low as to come to where we are now.
    “The process of election affords a moral certainty,” Hamilton wrote, “that the office of President will never fall to the lot of any man who is not in an eminent degree endowed with the requisite qualifications.” “Talents for low intrigue, and the little arts of popularity,” might suffice for someone to be elected to the governorship of a state, but not the presidency. Election would “require other talents, and a different kind of merit,” to gain “the esteem and confidence of the whole Union,” or enough of it to win the presidency. As a result, there would be “a constant probability of seeing the station filled by characters pre-eminent for ability and virtue.” This was the Framers’ goal in designing the system that would make “the choice of the person to whom so important a trust was to be confided.”
    The whole article can be read in The Atlantic.

  20. The Hench says:

    I read in The Times this morning (UK middling broadsheet) that there is an emerging theory that the call was actually about Trump trying to legitimise his 2016 win, not about trying to get a 2020 win, ditto the call to the Australian PM. The paper was clear that Trump was deluded either way but said supporters of his believe…wait for it… that Hillary’s people colluded with some in the Ukraine to set up the Trump campaign and make it seem as though the Russians were helping him. Trump has now tasked Giuliani with getting to the bottom of it and that is why he was urging Zelensky to aid Giuliani.

    The depressing thing about this that I could believe that Trump believes in some massive and unfounded conspiracy theory like this but, if it’s the case, he’s not impeachable for it. Grrr.

    Either way, this press conference was literally unhinged. I watched it last night with my jaw hanging open as well as intermittently screaming “BUT YOU RELEASED THE ACTUAL TRANSCRIPT!!! SCHIFF DIDN’T MAKE IT UP!!!”

    • Lightpurple says:

      It isn’t a theory. Barr is conducting a ridiculous investigation on the FISA warrants that caught Roger Stone and Flynn, and the initiation of the Mueller report based on some far, far right-wing extremist theories involving the Clintons, Obama, Comey, Mueller and a bunch of others.

      • Esmom says:

        Yes, the conspiracy nuts are now fully in the right wing mainstream. Gym Jordan is the poster boy for this transformation.

  21. Rapunzel says:

    Trump sits on a chair like he’s doing kegal exercises.

    President of Finland showed that international leaders aren’t going to play nice anymore. Good for them!

    Guys, I think this really may be the end.

    • hnmmom says:

      I love whatever commenter here it was who pointed out 45 sits like a toddler on the training potty.

    • KellyRyan says:

      Agree. Dems are working with the power of a strong strategy. Correct me if I’m mistaken, but I thought the President of Finland replied, (after Drumpfs continual baiting), “We’ve been an advocate of America’s democracy for decades.”

  22. Tw says:

    I like to imagine a world leaders group chat and they’re all talking about when they had to sit next to this idiot in the Oval. “And then he keeps like sniffing and ranting about moots and alligators.” “Oh yeah, in mine he kept saying how he was in love with Kim Jong Un.”

  23. Giddy says:

    It was absolutely insane. There was Tweetolini absolutely losing his mind and in front of the press corps and the President of Finland. (who had the best shocked and disturbed faces) In real time #TrumpMeltdown was trending worldwide and it was fabulous! There’s a madman in the WH and the whole world knows it.

  24. Noodle says:

    I wish Finland’s President had brought his pup, Lennu, so they could share in the side-eye experience.

  25. MeghanNotMarkle says:

    I can’t watch anything with his face or listen to anything with his voice, so I didn’t see the video. The president of Finland’s facial expressions are everything, though.

    • Jerusha says:

      That hideous voice coming out of his anus mouth shrieking inanities is really vomit inducing. Add President Niinisto to the long list of heads of state who no longer GAF about hiding their disdain.
      I can just picture these different delegations and their conversations on the plane ride home. I hope they all go on record after this long National Nightmare is over.

      • holly hobby says:

        Not only anus mouth but now I noticed his tongue slips out while he yells. That pic on the front of this site you see it clearly. He looks like a lizard (sorry Lizards of the world).

  26. HAD says:

    I encourage everyone to click on the tag delusional up top. It takes you to a delightful archive of crazytown post over the years. They haven’t used it a few years but just scrolling through the headlines is snort worthy. Oh the famous are fun to follow sometimes

  27. Ann says:

    Putin must be elated. I don’t think even he could have predicted just how stupid and weird trumpy and his minions can get. Nickleback?! Holy cow.

    He’s like a slowly dying cockroach begging you to rip his legs off one at a time because they are the best legs. The smartest legs probably in the world. You should be paying him to rip them off because they’re very good legs. We are all the ones that just want to squash the MFer but Lindsey Graham and McConnell and stupid Guiliani are all clinging to this pathetic half dead bug like the nasty schoolboys they are.

    • Fluffy Princess says:

      I don’t think Putin is thrilled about this turn of events, to be honest. Because that orange goblin in the White House is on a crash course with what’s left of his sanity. Putin knows that as a very last resort Orange might just throw everyone under the bus who might take the heat off of him. At that point, Orange is not ‘controllable’ and is a “bigly” liability. Look at the Kremlin’s frantic, “you can’t release our phone calls without our permission!!!” Um, yes we can.
      Even the threat of releasing Orange’s “kompromat” might not be enough to reign him in when the House and Schiff turn up the flame to HIGH. I do think Putin’s switching up gears and making new plans for when the SS Trump goes down like the Titanic. Putin is smarter than Orange and his team of ridiculous clowns–look at what he’s managed to do so far–so either he’s making new plans or someone is mixing up a polonium cocktail to slip into his diet coke. . .

  28. As sickening as this is, I say GOOD. Keep talking Mr. Trump, make it easier for us. Watch for his behavior to (yep hard to believe, but it will) worsen in the days ahead. The public is now becoming increasingly aware of how hostile, arrogant, ignorant and guilty that he, his family, and cronies are. That is not a bad thing for us.

    • BeanieBean says:

      Good point.

    • Fluffy Princess says:

      Did you see the reports that this morning, on the White House lawn, that Orange ASKED CHINA TO INVESTIGATE THE BIDENS. Right there, in front of the entire press! So, yeah, keep talking, you goblin, just dig your hole deeper.

  29. Yess says:

    As a Finn Im forever happy for our president not playing too nice and quite openly showing his feelings towards Trump. Also quite insulting for him to have to listen to Trump’s meltdown. Not at all what Niinistö was there for.

    • Giddy says:

      No, it’s not what he was there for, and I’m sure that most of the nation would like to apologize to Finland and Niinistö. But, we owe him so many thanks also. His side eye looks were fabulous, his brushing Trump’s hand away was wonderful, and he was just generally great! I want to run a flag of Finland up in thanks, and I hope that Niinistö and your countrymen know how much so many of us appreciated his reactions. He was perfect!

  30. JRenee says:

    Sad and unbelievable..

  31. Liz version 700 says:

    It is all so embarrassing. I feel like we need to send Finland an apology Muffin basket. I wish Trump would fall into a snake filled Moot

    • Giddy says:

      …and crocodiles, and sharks, and fire breathing dragons in that moot! I want him to know the kind of terror we have known for the last 3 years!

  32. Mrs.Krabapple says:


  33. elle says:

    In that bottom pic, the President of Finland looks like he’s miming a phone call for help. Mr. Bean, indeed.

    The teaser photo of T-bag should be the only one used of him anywhere, ever. He looks like the screaming insane orange that he is.

    Oh, gosh – it just occurred to me. In that top pic, he looks like the guy who fed people to his pigs in “Snatch!” (with my apologies to the actor, who does not look like like T-bag, but did a fabulous job of playing unhinged)

  34. Valerie says:

    This is like watching an SCTV or Bizarre sketch. It’s too outlandish to be real, and too real to be comical.