Friday, September 14, 2018

Donald Trump's Horrible Hurricane Problems

As Hurricane Florence churns across North and South Carolina, Donald Trump has more than one hurricane on his mind.

For while Florence should be occupying his limited attention span now that it's a killer. 

He's also obsessed with Hurricane Maria that struck Puerto Rico last year, and that he claims hardly killed anyone.

And despite all the evidence to the contrary, is still patting himself on the back, and claiming he's being framed.

While delivering forceful messages of warning and reassurance, Mr. Trump has also been busy awarding himself good grades for past hurricanes and even accusing opponents of inventing a death toll “to make me look as bad as possible.”

Angry at criticism of his response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico last year, he denied on Thursday that nearly 3,000 people had died, falsely calling it a made-up number by Democrats out to get him.

Which couldn't be more obscene.

But then as everybody knows, Trump thinks that everything is about him, and only cares about himself.

So the hurricane that must really be terrifying him is this one...

Especially after Robert Mueller convinced Trump's one-time campaign manager Paul Manafort to start squealing.

President Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort agreed Friday to provide testimony to special counsel Robert S. Mueller III as part of a plea deal that could answer some of the most critical questions about whether any Americans conspired with Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election.

John Dean, who has seen corrupt Presidents up close before, seems to think that Manafort's decision to flip is a game changer:

And Jennifer Rubin suggests that it's probably time for Trump to start panicking. 

A plea deal that could put the Russians inside Trump’s campaign blows to smithereens the notion that only low-level, non-players or those distantly related to the campaign had Russian connections. Trump, who was praising Manafort to the heavens just weeks ago, will find it hard (but not impossible) to now smear him as a liar.

What we will find out in the days and weeks ahead is just how much Manafort knows and how much he can tell us about what Trump knew regarding Russian interference on his behalf. For Republicans who have been carrying water for the president, it might be time to put down the buckets and run for their political lives.

As for Trump, he must surely see the writing on the wall.

He tried to hold back the tide, but couldn't.

And his game is almost over...


  1. Anonymous9:03 PM

    Yep that flipping business should be illegal. The Russians have Novichok to deal errant behavior, seems that all the junior crime boss has are lawyers and Fox news, at least for now. Its not his fault as he started at the bottom of a steep learning curve where connected lawyers, bribes and obstruction were all the was required to be a Winner. Damn these detailed forensic investigations where smoke, distraction and scent masking fail to throw the blood hounds off the trail.

    1. Hi many have pointed out all these flippers are a tribute to the excellent work Robert Mueller is doing. He is systematically building a case against Trump. And while we don’t know the exact nature of that case, Trump must be really worried. The Republicans may still be loyal, but according to the latest polls a lot of ordinary Americans are starting to head for the exit...

  2. Jackie Blue9:29 PM

    All that plus promising signs of a Democratic blue wave in the U.S. midterms that will certainly drain the swamp. Speaking of which: Simon, I thought you'd appreciate this headline. "Calgary Cruz" as we call him down here actually pulled directly from the Harper playbook. He went on Fox and complained that liberals are only voting for Beto O'Rourke because he has nice hair. No, seriously, he said that. I guess déjà vu sounded better in the original Canadian.

    Hahaha! Shh, don't anyone tell Ted how successful of an angle that was for Scumbag Steve. Wonder if Beto's seen Justin's famous "Your Guide to Canadian Political Hair" ad?

    Ted Cruz: He's just not ready. Nice dicknose, though.

    1. Hi Jackie...greasy Ted Cruz must be really desperate. But then the man has never had any class. Let’s not forget that he’s still backing a man who insulted his wife in a most disgusting manner, and claimed that his father was in on a conspiracy to kill Kennedy. It doesn’t get any more grotesque than that...

  3. Anonymous10:13 PM

    In other good news, it's looking less and less likely that the rapey president will get his rapey judge confirmed to the SCOTUS.

    1. Hi Anon...I wish that was true. But the Republicans are so committed to getting their reactionary judge approved before the mid term elections I fear that rapey allegation won’t make a difference. And so the Supreme Court will be tarnished further like everything Trump touches....

  4. Mutiny on the Bounty comes to mind! Should I laugh or cry?

    1. Hi Kathleen....if it does turn into an all out mutiny I think we should laugh and celebrate. Nobody can deny that Trump would make a great captain Bligh...☠️

  5. I am doubling down. No evidence to date of any collusion or Russian interference in the 2016 Election. Lots of smoke but no fire so far.

    1. Anonymous10:31 AM

      Smoke is evidence of fire, Steve. Just as this is evidence of collusion with Russia to affect the 2016 campaign:

      The evidence may not prove collusion to your satisfaction, but to say there is none is as false as Trump's daily tweet screeming WITCH HUNT! NO COLLUSION!11!

    2. Just as this is evidence of collusion with Russia to affect the 2016 campaign:

      Are you really this gullible? Well maybe you are.

      Trump is not exactly the sharpest knife in the
      rack but I do not think that he is stupid enough to make such a request on a TV broadcast seen around the world. Well, for Trump, around the USA; he probably does not realize that the broadcast can be seen outside the USA but still.

      Even if he is, the Russians would not be stupid enough to do it. It's like someone going on local cable TV and swearing to kill Bill Smith and the next day Billy is found floating in the local canal.

      If that is the level of evidence the USA is using, it definitely clears the Russians.

  6. Anonymous10:46 AM

    Manafort's song of choice for Trump must be, "I beg your pardon, I never promised you a rose garden...". Favorite comedian? Flip Wilson.

    1. e.a.f.8:58 PM

      made me laugh, good line.