I’m sitting in a tiny bathroom right now with my dog waiting on some skunk odor remover to do its magic after our dog was skunked for the third time in ten days (the goddamn dog keeps chasing skunks under our porch stairs). I’m in an enclosed space with the dog and it is miserable, and the odor remover isn’t doing a damn thing. It smells like sulfur and ammonia and Nazis.
Anyway, while I’m dealing with this ordeal again, I have taken some comfort in the denunciations I have been reading on Twitter while I’m waiting. I’m taking less comfort, unfortunately, from the folks at Fox News.
Anyway, here’s what’s going on at the moment on social media.
Van Jones is making me cry. "It's not just the people you're emboldening. It's the people you're abandoning." #ImpeachTrump— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) August 16, 2017
.@realdonaldtrump removes all doubt: he is running for President as a fascist demagogue.— Martin O'Malley (@MartinOMalley) December 7, 2015
Horrifying scene from CASABLANCA, where alt-left agitator Rick Blaine shoots Heinrich Strasser, a Nazi with a permit. pic.twitter.com/ksQaHksqYM— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) August 15, 2017
Fox News and some other pro-Trump conservatives, of course, remains as deluded as ever.
President @realDonaldTrump once again denounced hate today. The GOP stands behind his message of love and inclusiveness!— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) August 15, 2017
Fox News now pic.twitter.com/v1io9bnrrQ— John Whitehouse (@existentialfish) August 16, 2017
You're fucking garbage people with no soul or capacity for human empathy. You will stretch any truth, tell any lie, to further your agenda. https://t.co/3umCgVwxvZ— TK (@TKhatesyou) August 15, 2017
Fox News's 7PM hour led with North Korea and just previewed a story about abortion in Iceland with special guest Sarah Palin— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) August 15, 2017
At least one Fox Newser didn’t get today’s talking points:
A Republican Senator:
.@SenCoryGardner: "what he did today again goes back on what he said yesterday. And that’s unacceptable. The President was wrong to do that"— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) August 15, 2017
Marco Rubio opens up a goddamn Twitter thread on Trump:
The organizers of events which inspired & led to #charlottesvilleterroristattack are 100% to blame for a number of reasons. 1/6— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) August 15, 2017
They are adherents of an evil ideology which argues certain people are inferior because of race, ethnicity or nation of origin. 2/6— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) August 15, 2017
When entire movement built on anger & hatred towards people different than you,it justifies & ultimately leads to violence against them 3/6— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) August 15, 2017
Mr. President,you can't allow #WhiteSupremacists to share only part of blame.They support idea which cost nation & world so much pain 5/6— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) August 15, 2017
The #WhiteSupremacy groups will see being assigned only 50% of blame as a win.We can not allow this old evil to be resurrected 6/6— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) August 15, 2017
A couple of Dem politicians:
Schumer: "Great and good American presidents seek to unite not divide. Donald Trump’s remarks clearly show he is not one of them."— Sabrina Siddiqui (@SabrinaSiddiqui) August 15, 2017
Just stopped on roadside to read @POTUS remarks. I nearly threw up. An American President offering a defense of white supremicists. My god.— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) August 15, 2017
This guy is from the show Bull? I don’t know who he is, but the Fug Girls were really excited.
A GLOVE SLAP from the General. THE MOMENT YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR. 😍 -H https://t.co/uyCOBhA2rR— Heather & Jessica (@fuggirls) August 15, 2017
Uh, no shit.
Uh-oh a source tells @SaraMurray new White House Chief of Staff John Kelly is very frustrated with how today played out.— Shimon Prokupecz (@ShimonPro) August 15, 2017
John Kelly, WH chief of staff, listen as President Donald Trump speaks at Trump Tower lobby this afternoon. pic.twitter.com/EBNPx1UJbv— Al Drago (@Al_Drago) August 15, 2017
Even members of the White House staff are distancing themselves (distance yourself by QUITTING):
White House staff distancing from Trump appears to be a sanctioned talking point pic.twitter.com/nqMQOOYBLR— Shane Goldmacher (@ShaneGoldmacher) August 15, 2017
You know you’re on the right side when Captain America is on your side.
I can't retweet this enough. https://t.co/3oB7EAPy68— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) August 15, 2017
The living former presidents - Bushes, Carter, Clinton & Obama- should make a joint statement calling on the racist Trump to resign.— david maraniss (@davidmaraniss) August 15, 2017
Another CEO quits the economic advisory council. Why are there even holdouts at this point?
I cannot sit on a council for a President that tolerates bigotry and domestic terrorism; I resign, effective immediately. pic.twitter.com/ip6F2nsoog— Richard L. Trumka (@RichardTrumka) August 15, 2017
The Onion had no chance.
WE DID IT!!! Satire is dead https://t.co/GFbfuxgKHW— Dusty (@DustinGiebel) August 15, 2017
Here’s “problematic” Don Lemon not being at all problematic:
DON LEMON just served some lemonade tea on CNN and it was delicious. 😌pic.twitter.com/YT0k9nExU6— Natayio (@natayio) August 15, 2017