Donald Trump plans to address the nation on race & national unity this week, ugh

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On Friday, Donald Trump did a thing in the Rose Garden of the All-White House to brag about the better-than-expected jobs numbers. As he riffed off-script, Trump said it was “a great day” for George Floyd because of the jobs numbers. The same George Floyd who was murdered by police two weeks ago.

So that’s what happened on Friday. I didn’t know what to expect from this piece of sh-t over the weekend. Judging from his lack of appearances, I can only assume that he was pissing himself in the baby bunker – safely behind his newly installed White House Babygate – all weekend long. Reportedly, he didn’t think it was safe enough with all the protests to go to Bedminster to golf. Now that we’re two weeks into this, Trump now wants to make a bigly speech on race too:

After a weekend of massive peaceful protests around the country, White House officials are currently deliberating a plan for President Donald Trump to address the nation this week on issues related to race and national unity, as Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson hinted in an interview with CNN on Sunday and a senior administration official said was under serious consideration.

Many allies of the President spent the last week distraught as they watched Trump fumble his response to the police killing of George Floyd, only to follow his perceived silence on the resulting racial tensions with a federal law enforcement crackdown on the protesters near his fortified doorstep. Aides and allies were not comforted by the backlash over his decision to have federal officers aggressively clear Lafayette Park in front of the White House to facilitate a widely-panned attempt at a photo-op in front of St. John’s Church. And the rest of the week continued on a downward spiral, as protests across the country grew and Trump faced an onslaught of well-known conservatives, generals and former Trump administration officials who excoriated his response and called for new leadership come November.

Carson suggested during an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union” that the President this week would further address Floyd’s killing and the tensions it exposed. “I believe you’re going to be hearing from the President this week on this topic in some detail. And I would ask you maybe to reserve judgment until after that time,” Carson said.

[From CNN]

My prediction: if and when Trump does make some big speech on race and racism, he will end up giving the BLM protests a second wind and immediately following his speech, there will be more people on the street and an even bigger call to defund police and prosecute killer cops. Just my theory!

Also: Trump is ordering the National Guard to begin withdrawing from DC at long last. Full-on military people were assaulting, gassing and flash-banging unarmed civilians, members of clergy and kids. A lot of former generals and former military higher-ups have gone on the record stating that Trump’s decision to deploy the American military against American civilians was one of the worst things they’ve seen in their lives.

And finally, Trump is currently having sh-t fits about Colin Powell (who said he wouldn’t vote for Trump) and Roger Goodell (who said football players could peacefully protest however they wanted).

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  1. emmy says:

    *chills wine* I know I won’t be able to look away so alcohol will have to cushion the horribleness.

  2. Lightpurple says:

    It will be more of the same stuff he and his surrogates have been tweeting for the past year about the lowest black employment numbers, so this demonstrates he has done the most for blacks ever. Those numbers aren’t based on any policy he enacted but that doesn’t matter to him.

    His second point will be the prison reform bill, which belonged to Cory Booker, but Trump takes full credit for it and he believes that all POC should be so grateful to him for it because, in his mind, all POC have family members in prison.

    Just more of his white supremacy wrapped in racism wrapped in Trump insantity.

    And he’ll make Ben Carson and that woman Mark Meadows used as a prop in a congressional hearing stand beside him.

    • Ann says:

      This is exactly how it will go. It’ll just be another opportunity for him to tell us how great he is. The greatest. The most bigly best ally to POC and a blessing on humanity as a whole. And that’s the best case scenario. I’m sure it will be worse then that though and he’ll find a new low because he always does.

    • Mac says:

      He will be reading from a prepared script, which means he will look like he is doing a hostage video.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      along with the unemployment numbers and the crime bill, he’ll sprinkle it with some braggadocio and grievances.

      the only speech he could give about uniting America and racial harmony would be his resignation speech.

  3. Edna says:

    I was raised never to wish ill on anyone. So I ask forgiveness on saying this. But I just wish that Orange a-hole would just stroke out already. He is useless and will only make matters worse. He needs to be gone.

  4. TheOriginalMia says:

    Is Stephen Nazi Miller going to be writing his speech? Or Jared? I won’t be watching, but I can probably guess this won’t be helpful or affirming. It will be divisive and stupid.

  5. SJR says:

    Edna, I agree 1000%!
    Trump = Awful, vile, creature. And his followers are equally as bad.

  6. Lauren says:

    Let’s hope that it’ll be his swan song.

  7. Mel says:

    Look out for more « fine people on both sides ». Waaaay too late for that. Actions speak louder. My only concern now is that come November, the US might reach an actual civil war. If he wins, people with an actual soul will protest and if he is defeated, he will contest and has trained his MAGAS to take to the streets, preferably with their AR 15, to fight for him. This is an actual fear that I have.

    • Purplehazeforever says:

      November? I don’t think it’s going to take that long between the pandemic & cops beating up protesters.

      • Mel says:

        You are absolutely right. But what I mean is if that asshole gets voted out, I shudder to think about the transition of power…

  8. TeamAwesome says:

    Like this dipshit could use or even come up with the word “intimating”.

  9. vegasschmegas says:

    Gather ’round kids….another one of Bunker Boy’s epic shi#shows, written and directed by Stephen Miller.

  10. local russian hill says:

    wow and no. and the below bunker baby twitter post had to be written by stephen miller or someone else. there is no way in hell that bunker baby could use the word ‘intimating’ in a sentence. they’re all absolutely awful.

    ‘Could it be even remotely possible that in Roger Goodell’s rather interesting statement of peace and reconciliation, he was intimating that it would now be O.K. for the players to KNEEL, or not to stand, for the National Anthem, thereby disrespecting our Country & our Flag?’

  11. Aang says:

    I won’t watch but I will come here for the recap and comments.

    • MaryContrary says:

      Same. I can’t bear to hear his voice or watch him in live time. Shudder.

    • Case says:

      Same here. I never, ever watch him because I can’t stomach it. Reading about it later is better, and doesn’t contribute to the ratings he so desperately wants.

  12. Sierra says:

    He must be seething to know that his “kneeling is unpatriotic and disrespectful towards the soldiers” weapon has now fully evaporated.

    Colin Kaepernick is now considered a hero and people are kneeling globally to show support.

    • Chrissy says:

      He’s hoping some NFL team finally does the right thing and offers him a job. That would be proof that the NFL are truly supporting their majority black players as well as BLM.

  13. Mia4s says:

    In other news: Darth Vader will be speaking to the nation on the importance of a free galaxy. With opening remarks from Thanos on the preciousness of every life.

    Seriously though if it doesn’t end with him resigning who the f**k cares!

  14. KellyRyan says:

    We’re celebrating the tipping point in our niche town in CA. Powell, Mattis and Kelly are speaking out against the tyrant. Poll numbers: Biden over Dumpty 14 points. Dumpty 38% approval rating. He’s becoming less and less relevant believing as long as he has a microphone and a camera we’ll follow.

  15. MellyMel says:

    “Sleepy Joe Biden” lol!! He’s such a playground bully it’s insane. And I agree, his “speech” will definitely give this movement a second wind. And I look forward to it.

  16. pollyv says:

    You missed the most important part re Powell. Colin Powell not only said he won’t vote for trump, he said he WILL vote for Biden.
    I hope all networks refuse to broadcast any speech he gives.

  17. OriginalLala says:

    A white supremacist President giving a speech on race and national unity … what could go wrong?

    • Chrissy says:

      No kidding! He won’t be able to help himself. He’s bound to say something racist, sexist or otherwise demeaning. What a freak he is! Who would believe any kind of mature and uplifting message coming from him at this point? He has zero credibility so everything comes across as just hollow words.

  18. Tate says:

    I won’t be watching

  19. Kelley Bentley says:

    Even though the sight of him makes me sick, I agree that this is going to give the protestors a second wind and all those voters on the fence can be reminded that this guy is crazy

  20. Va Va Kaboom says:

    What could go wrong…?

  21. Michael says:

    I am thinking about the speech President Obama gave on race when he was a candidate. I am sure Trump will give a terrible and tone deaf speech. I will skip it because his voice and his face enrage me. Maybe I will read a print out

  22. Jerusha says:

    Why would anybody subject herself to watching this live? I’ll wait for the mocking videos tearing it apart. My mute button is almost worn out from punching it when his thuggish voice starts babbling.

  23. DeeDee says:

    The fact that his awful photo op in front of the church included nothing but white people says EVERYTHING about his racism.

  24. judith a reeder says:

    Im sure he will give us all a laugh or two, should be fun, but I think ill wait for the highlights!!!

  25. Leah says:

    Should go over as well as a lead balloon.

    The racist attempts to unify a country he’s helped divide for the last four years. November can’t come fast enough.

  26. Liz version 700 says:

    This will be a cluster. He is not capable of unifying anyone except for unifying much of the world against him. He will read a speech like he’s been medicated and then Tweet the opposite a few hours later. He has no standing to discuss race. This is like having the head pooppha of the KKK give a speech about brotherly love. Trumps magic power is always doing the worst possible thing. Even when he could help himself… he chooses the worst possible course.

  27. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    I’ll wait to hear his words through Sarah Cooper.

    • Dara says:

      Sarah Cooper is a f*cking delight! I’ve watched, then re-watched most of her videos in the last few days. One of the few things lately that make me laugh out loud.

  28. Maida says:

    This “unity” speech of Trump’s will have one purpose: to give people who voted for him and are now uncomfortable a perceived “out.” A way to say, “see, he isn’t so bad!”

    That’s the only audience he’s interested in. I hope the fact that Trump is so wooden and unconvincing when reading from a script about compassion is so obvious that it won’t work, not even with those Trump supporters. But it’s a mistake to underestimate just how ready they are to give him a pass if he says anything that sounds remotely reasonable.

  29. AW says:

    As usual I won’t be watching or listening to what comes out of his cake hole.

  30. Edna says:

    The U.S. officially entered a recession in February 2020. That fool destroys everything he touches.

  31. Jay says:

    I hate to give him the clicks/eyeballs – he thrives on centring himself, no matter what the situation. I honestly think that the biggest action (well, the smallest, pettiest actually 🙂) would be to mass unfollow his account and not watch his briefings. We know they are lies anyway. I’m not saying this would teach him a lesson (I think he is incapable of that) but it would sure as hell be better for our collective mental health and focus attention where it’s needed the most – defeating him.

  32. Jane says:

    Yeah, well right now your country isn’t very respectable, mate.

  33. Mel says:

    Do not watch, even out of morbid fascination, don’t give it the attention it so desperately craves.