— Donald Trump retweeted this earlier this morning, and he’s so goddamn dumb, he doesn’t realize that he’s calling Obama the sun.
That makes Obama the sun, Donny. pic.twitter.com/Qwyv4dkqWL— Kristy Puchko (@KristyPuchko) August 24, 2017
Yes he is, Scully. Yes he is.
You're a little, little man.— urs (@urs_ski) August 24, 2017
Few better illustrations that Trump is, and considers himself, the avatar of white backlash against a black president than this retweet. pic.twitter.com/6SGDYOGF4t— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) August 24, 2017
— In two tweets (combined into text for your viewing pleasure), Trump attacked Mitch McConnell again. Also, I don’t like Mitch McConnell, but dude, Trump. The man has a much better understanding of the legislative process than you do, bro.
“I requested that Mitch M & Paul R tie the Debt Ceiling legislation into the popular V.A. Bill (which just passed) for easy approval,” Trump tweeted. “They didn’t do it so now we have a big deal with Dems holding them up (as usual) on Debt Ceiling approval. Could have been so easy-now a mess!”
The president got into the medicine cabinet again this morning.— Andrew (@aRobertsg) August 24, 2017
He’s calling out James Clapper, too.
James Clapper, who famously got caught lying to Congress, is now an authority on Donald Trump. Will he show you his beautiful letter to me?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 24, 2017
"Will He Show You His Beautiful Letter To Me?" is one of my favorite Tammy Wynette songs.— Keith Phipps (@kphipps3000) August 24, 2017
My guess is that more than half the people who read that tweet have no idea why he’s calling out Clapper. If they look it up, they’ll discover it’s because the former director of National Intelligence questioned Trump’s fitness for office.
“I really question his ability to be — his fitness to be — in this office, and I also am beginning to wonder about his motivation for it … How much longer does the country have to, to borrow a phrase, endure this nightmare?”
— As we mentioned last night, the Russian investigation is moving back onto the front pages. Here’s a quote from Rachel Maddow from last night’s show (via Politicususa)
The reason this is such a big deal is that, again, nothing in the dossier has been overtly disproved. And if it really is a roadmap to the investigation, well, that’s a very serious roadmap to somewhere for the Trump White House. Because the two main claims in the dossier are that Russia was cultivating Trump for years, including them collecting information on him for years that could potentially oblige him to do Russia’s bidding, and the other part of it is that it alleges overt, knowing collusion between Trump and Russia and Russia’s effort to interfere in the presidential election in order to hurt Hillary Clinton. That’s what the dossier says. And if the dossier is about to be publicly defended and explained and backed up, that’s conceivably the whole ballgame.
That’s a very optimistic outlook, when Rachel Maddow says, “that’s conceivably the whole ballgame,” I get a full-body tingle.
Here is it in video form. It’s like a shot of whiskey. It’s warming.
— This is ultimately meaningless, but also haha, fuck you, Trump. General Kelly is not your monkey (or, at that particular moment in Phoenix, he was not Trump’s monkey):
Something underreported, during Trump's lunatic fit, he called on General Kelly to come on stage with him — and Kelly refused. #PhoenixRally— Bill Madden (@activist360) August 23, 2017
— It won’t get much play, but just putting it out there that someone else from Trump’s Comms Team, Andy Hemming, Director of Rapid Response, quit yesterday. Bye Andy!
— There is good news and bad news in a poll yesterday asking Republican Primary voters who they’d vote for in 2020. The bad news is: 54 percent would vote for Trump (and Ted Cruz is next with 10 percent). The good news is that a sitting President only 6 months into the job is already below 60 percent in his own party. That, say pundits, is the take home.
Interestingly, they didn’t ask GOP voters if they’d vote for Mike Pence.
Also, Mike Pence is clearly delusional.
These seven months will be remembered as the days we began to Make America Great Again. 🇺🇸— Mike Pence (@mike_pence) August 23, 2017