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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Donald Trump's Horrible Very Bad No Good Day

Wednesday was a horrible very bad no good day for Donald Trump. His pet nominee for the Supreme Court, Brett "Abortion On Demand" Kavanaugh, was confronted by Democratic senators who see right through him. Bob Woodward's yet-to-be-released book, Fear: Trump in the White House, is number 1 on Amazon. And to add insult to injury, The New York Times published an op-ed written by Mike Pence an unnamed senior official in the White House. 

First, Brett Kavanaugh. Most people with active brain cells, and a smidgen of political acumen, understand Trump chose Kavanaugh because Kavanaugh has some rather unusual thoughts about indicting a sitting president. He doesn't think it should be done. Given that Trump is an unindicted co-conspirator, and his former lawyer Michael Cohen is singing like a canary, and the documentary Active Measures painstakingly proves Trump's connections to both the Russian government and the Russian mob, it would make his life so much easier if he had a guy on the Supreme Court he could really count on. 

Unless he eats a live baby during tomorrow's hearing, Brett Kavanaugh is going to be confirmed. God bless Senators Klobuchar, Feinstein, Coons, Harris, Durbin, Whitehouse, Blumenthal, and Hirono, though. They were tenacious, their questions were pointed and well phrased, and they are trying. But they seem to forget we're in Trump Land, where Newspeak is the only language allowed. Doublethink, joycamp, bellyfeel, blackwhite. Stick with us. Don't believe the crap you see from these people, the fake news. ... What you're seeing and what you're reading is not what's happening.

On to Bob Woodward, or as Trump calls him, a "Dem operative." Woodward's book relies on hours upon hours of taped interviews with members of the Trump administration. Taped interviews. So when Trump says "Isn’t it a shame that someone can write an article or book, totally make up stories and form a picture of a person that is literally the exact opposite of the fact, and get away with it without retribution or cost. Don’t know why Washington politicians don’t change libel laws?", he's claiming Bob Woodward's hours upon hours of tapes don't exist.

Bob Woodward's accomplishments are astounding. He has won nearly every major American journalism award, including the George Polk Award, and the Gerald R. Ford Prize for Reporting on the Presidency. Ari Fleischer, George W. Bush's former spokesman, tweeted “I’ve been on the receiving end of a Bob Woodward book. There were quotes in it I didn't like. But never once - never - did I think Woodward made it up. Anonymous sources have looser lips and may take liberties. But Woodward always plays [it] straight. Someone told it to him." (source)

Finally, the op-ed in The New York Times. It's fair to say Donald Trump is a fuming, raging mess thanks to Mike Pence's this unnamed senior official's article. During a photo op with a group of law enforcement officers, he spent a good three minutes bragging about himself and whining about fake news. He tweeted "Does the so-called 'Senior Administration Official' really exist, or is it just the Failing New York Times with another phony source? If the GUTLESS anonymous person does indeed exist, the Times must, for National Security purposes, turn him/her over to government at once!"

Trump also tweeted out "TREASON?", to which many people, including myself, responded "CONFESSION?"

So this was Donald Trump's horrible very bad no good day. Certainly not the first, and most definitely not the last.

You can pre-order Fear: Trump in the White House by visiting Bob Woodward's website.

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