A Pulitzer-prize winning reporter reports in a new book that, at the time of an UNSCHEDULED, SATURDAY urgent visit by the “president” of the United States to Walter Reed Medical Center in a motorcade that included an ambulance, the vice president had been placed on “standby notice” ready to assume the duties of the presidency if needed.
At the time, they said it was part of a routine physical, though it was not on the schedule, as all others had been, was on a Saturday, unlike others, and the vice president was put on standby notice.
The entire passage in the book was one paragraph on one page, which concluded that the actual nature of why Trump was rushed to Walter Reed “remains a mystery.” In other words, we don’t know what was wrong with the president.
So early the next day, Trump bangs out several angry Tweets, angrily denying that he “had multiple mini strokes” as has been “widely reported” by the “fake news” (NO ONE HAD REPORTED ANYTHING ABOUT MINI STROKES).
As Lawrence O’Donnell noted on his program, any time Trump suddenly and aggressively denies something that “everyone is saying” (when it is actually something NO ONE HAS SAID), the opposite is true.
O’Donnell concludes that Trump has just confirmed, by his own revelation of details no one else had previously asserted, that he was rushed to Walter Reed Medical Center due to a series of mini strokes (transient ischemic attacks).
Not fair. When a ‘toon attacks one of my preferred people in this manner, I usually pooh-pooh it as being not based in anything real. A agree that Il Douche is talking about dark people and other such speech that certainly seems to be disoriented and odd. But no evidence that he’s arguing with portraits.
Which reminds me of the old joke about categories of managers:
The ones who speak only to equals
The ones who speak only to subordinates
The ones who speak only to themselves
The ones who argue with themselves…
And the ones who lose those arguments.
Trump is a total psychopath. You have to ask why is he killing the USA with covid on purpose?
“At first I thought TRUMP was talking to the portrait of Richard Nixon until I walked in…”
The Orange Reaper is simply INSANE…
And THIS wants to be on Mt. Rushmore. Imagine the arguments.
OK, let’s say we ignore the two handed grip on glasses and bottles or the toddering on the steps. Maybe it’s his age or an infirmity. Presidents have governed with worse afflictions. Now let’s remember the George Washington defending airports and the hundreds of other “Uh… Did he really just say that?” moments. Let’s remember the wild tweets and tirades of hate and fear mongering. Is this someone you would let babysit your grandchildren? Yet the Right Wing wants this at the helm of our political system. There’s the real problem.
Nixon wandered around in the White House conversing with the art work on the walls, too. Or so it was reported.
After my stroke in 2015 I found it very much easier to go up a ramp than down. Eventually tRump will need an elevator for Air Force One, and a walker when he gets to the ground.
Every time he I see him standing at the top of those stairs I wish someone would give him a little nudge.
BELIEVE NOTHING from this Administration. It’s crazy.
EVERY scrap of data is manipulated.
“Person, woman, man, camera, TV.” I always thought Trump misremembered Dr. Zorba’s “Ben Casey” intro of “Man, woman, birth, death, infinity.”
It’s just a rendering of a stable genius conversing with himself as he slowly begins the implosion process.
Just what exactly was that cognitive test that his excellency aced all about again?
Yugely sane! Who’s more rational than me?
Abe doesn’t have to say a word to win this argument.
Abe has asked today’s Republicans to quit calling themselves Republicans.
And Jesus has asked Republicans to quit calling themselves Christian.
I’d like to see Li’l Donnie get into a slap fight with Martha Washington: Martha would kick his ass!
King Donnie needs testing more than Biden. He has a very poor choice of words for a supposedly ‘educated’ billionaire…
PLEASE READ AND ACT
The WH is attempting to shut down the Stars & Stripes newspaper. This publication id DoD funded but is editorially independent from the DoD, Executive branch and the Congress. It serves 1.2 million service members.
Please sign the WH petition calling on the WH to SYOP this misguided effort.
I readily believe he’s slipping the bounds of reason. Mini strokes do that to people sometimes. My mother’s descent was accelerated by one. It didn’t last long but its effects did. I’m glad I knew what was happening and got the ambulance there.
When he was in France for celebrations of the centennial of the end of WWI, he actually asked his aids which side they were fighting for when they were supposed to go to a cemetery dedicated to a battalion of US marines. He ended up not going because of the rain. All the other leaders showed up, but #SwampyDon didn’t want to get his hair wet.
Abe’s just a painted portrait. He can’t hear reason, or offer any of his own. Sheesh. You might as well argue with a Trump supporter.
I am enthusiastically in favor of anything that incapacitates him, up to and including lightning on the golf course. If by chance the same bolt should strike Moscow Mitch, so much the better. I might even start believing in “God”…
What does Abe answer? Don’t go to the theater of the absurd?
Carry on Mike, carry on. I know it’s dirty work but it needs doing, thanks.
May 31, 2017