Hair Füror Rides Again

Putin Rides Again
(credit: The Art of Buddy McCue via Scissorhead B-4)

If you didn’t see the daily Trump-Virus & MAGA Rally yesterday, Mark Hamill gives us the Chyrons that tells the story:

The L.A.Times email thingie sums it up thusly:

Repeatedly declaring that his authority over states is “total,” President Trump let loose a tirade of grievances and accusations Monday, even as governors on the West and East Coasts made clear they weren’t following the White House’s cues and began making plans to ease coronavirus restrictions on a regional basis.

After a weekend fuming and tweeting about what he saw as negative news coverage, Trump staged one of the strangest yet of his almost daily White House briefings. It included a White House-produced campaign-style reel of selectively edited video clips of officials effusively praising his efforts. Trump laced his comments with inaccurate claims, insisting that “nobody” had asked for ventilators, although numerous governors had repeatedly requested them in the month since he declared a national emergency.

He also called Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top expert on infectious diseases, to the lectern to walk back his comment on a Sunday TV talk show that earlier U.S. efforts to fight the coronavirus “could have saved lives.”

Trump insisted that he, not governors and mayors, will decide when to “open up the states,” a claim at odds with reality but in line with his effort to claim credit for positive developments while blaming others — the media, China, the World Health Organization, former President Obama, Democrats, among many others — for problems.

Asked during the briefing which provisions would authorize him to override local officials, Trump was vague. “Numerous provisions,” he said. “We’ll give you a legal brief if you want.”

“When somebody is the president of the United States, the authority is total,” he said. When another reporter asked him why he believed that to be true, he quickly shushed her: “Enough!”

 

The gamblers amongst us know the tell, Lord Damp Nut wants to go full-authoritarian, and thinks he can will it to happen.  It was banana republic-style bananas, in which Lord Damp Nut claimed to have “total” authority to impose his will on the rest of the country:

Lord Damp Nut told us that “the president of the United States calls the shots” and that —neener, neener, neener— states “can’t do anything without the approval of the president,” —

Prznint Stupid does NOT have the authority to overrule state- or city-wide stay-at-home orders (check the 10th Amendment), but Stupid has already shown us that he would punish citizens of states whose governors didn’t comply.

Lifting federal isolation guidelines would be disastrous, and we know that some GOP governors will gladly reopen beaches and tell the callous Yutes of Today to come back with their Ameros. Also expect to see another spike in the virus.

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20 Responses to Hair Füror Rides Again

  1. President Trump let loose a tirade of grievances and accusations Monday

    DAMN how time flies!! It’s Festivus already????

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    • ming says:

      I’m looking forward to the part where we wrestle the head of the house to the floor and beat the crap out of him.

      Liked by 2 people

      • I’ve penciled in November third for that beatdown of the GOP…beat ’em all like rented mules. The GOP should be butt-clenchingly terrified by what happened in Wisconsin…people literally risked their lives to vote.

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      • Dennis Cole says:

        Ming – don’t you mean the Senate Majority Leader? The “head of the house” sounds like Nancy, and although she deserves a good cuffing about the ears, it’s Moscow Mitch who’s most deserving of a serious beatdown.

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    • Bruce388 says:

      No, it’s not Festivus. It’s just another day that ends in Y.

      Liked by 4 people

  2. Redhand says:

    After the fact, I watched some clips of this bravura performance. He went completely bananas, especially when a Paula Reid from CBS pressed him on his failure to act in February.

    He’s a blivid.

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  3. ming says:

    It is hard to imagine a bigger jackass. What a putz.

    Liked by 4 people

  4. Osirisopto says:

    Sometimes when I hear descriptions of these “briefings” I can’t believe they’re not the preview for a Mel Brooks movie, sight gags and all.

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  5. Buttermilk Sky says:

    “Drumpf of the Will”?
    “Mein Drumpf?
    Needs work.

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  6. Dennis Cole says:

    …Stupid has already shown us that he would punish citizens of states whose governors didn’t comply.

    The difference between having a Rethuglicon Gov and a Dimocrap one? Judge for yourself.

    “Some states, like Montana and Nebraska, are getting more than $300,000 in federal stimulus money per reported COVID-19 case.

    New York is the hardest-hit state and yet we are getting only about $12,000 per case.

    We need a fair federal stimulus bill that is distributed by need.”
    – Gov. Andrew Cuomo

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    • Redhand says:

      The partisan distribution of life-saving medical supplies and tools to red vs. blue states is one of the worst crimes of his Administration. It is certainly an impeachable offense (not that that matters).

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  7. w3ski4me says:

    “I’m in charge here”. That never seems to bode well for those that are under “charge”.
    Why do I feel like cannon fodder or a Red Shirt on Star Trek?
    Also, wondering where those pesky Patriots are on this? It seems to be a constitutional overreach, but who am I to guess what goes through their “minds”?
    w3ski

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  8. Scottie says:

    Reblogged this on Scotties Toy Box and commented:

    Hello TG. As you say tRump has no real authority for his claims … except the only tools to restrict him, the Republican senate have refused to do so. In effect endorsing the imperial president or the Dear Leader. All his life tRump has had no outside controlling authorities, he has been the boss in charge since he was a kid. He ran his businesses like no laws applied to him and most of the time they did not. I know because my husband worked for him. tRump would go to restaurants and leave without paying, his feeling was that him being there was great enough for the establishment they should pay him. His security detail often paid for him. Local car dealerships gave him very expensive cars on a 6 month or more basis without payment, and I still can not figure out why. He felt his charity contribution to charity events were to let them be held at Mar-a-Largo even when they paid for doing so. The point is all his life he has been told and acted like he is above everyone else. He has been taught by life he is not accountable to the rules other lower beings are. The power of the presidency is like catnip to a cat, a over infusion of the best drug to those that use them to him. In his mind it vindicates his life time of thinking he was the greatest, he is the best, hs is all powerful, he is the smartest, and he is unaccountable to anyone, he is the president who has all the authority.

    The fact that the cult base of followers agree with this and the former Republicans now the cult of tRump members of congress bend the knee to him not only reinforces this belief, but makes it impossible to stop or derail him.

    If you look at who he admires, they are all authoritarian dictators using their countries wealth for themselves. That is tRump’s goal. That and establishing his family as a royal dynasty, as he told Queen Elizabeth, our children are the same, yours are english royalty and mine are American royalty. He kept trying to get them together but the English royalty did not want anything to do with tRump hell spawn.

    We are in for some bad times. Hugs

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  9. revzafod says:

    Check out the Borowitz Report:
    https://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/nations-governors-consider-forming-country
    Nation’s Governors Consider Forming Country

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