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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

When Donald Trump tweeted an attack on Senator Richard Blumenthal this week, the president was returning to a pattern he established during the Republican primaries: He sometimes told unpleasant truths about adversaries, even while lying about himself and many other things. In this case, as Stephen Colbert admitted with pain, Trump was right about Blumenthal’s old and debunked claim of military service in Vietnam, a sad lie for which the Connecticut Democrat apologized years ago

But as Colbert reminded him, Trump was unwise to bring up the vexed issue of Vietnam and the draft. According to the Late Show host, Trump’s personal history of five (5) draft deferments, including one for “bone spurs” in his heels, was captured in a terrifying movie titled Apocalypse Ow!

Meanwhile, SColbert noted how Trump calls his national security adviser Mike Flynn for advice about issues — specifically, whether a strong or weak dollar is “better” — at 3 a.m. At least he didn’t drunk-text him: “U up?”

Then Trump phoned Colbert — and it got even funnier.

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10 responses to “#EndorseThis: Desperate For Advice, Trump Calls Colbert”

  1. Dan S says:

    Uh gee what’s better for the economy ? A strong dollar or a weak one ? Also how do you turn on the damn lights here at the WhiteHouse ? ????

    • dbtheonly says:

      No Dan, that’s the absurdist point to the whole thing. A “strong dollar” does not mean a strong America. It means low interest rates and cheaper imports. A “weak dollar” does not mean a weak America. It means greater exports and jobs.

      So there’s no “right” answer to Trump’s question. The very asking of the question shows a misunderstanding of the issues so basic, as to be unbelievable. Truly, literally, unbelievable in anyone claiming to have done the deals Trump has claimed.

      So, is Trump suffering from Alzheimer’s? No joke, I’m serious. I’m not qualified to say.

      • dpaano says:

        He’s definitely suffering from something, but not sure exactly what it is except for his extreme narcissism! Why is it that every time he speaks, all he does is spend more time talking about how “great” he is and all the “wonderful” things that he’s done. None of that is true….if he wants “false news,” all he has to do is look in the mirror!!! Apparently, his toadies that surround him don’t let him see the REAL news because they know it would take him off the deep end to know that he’s not as wonderful and smart as he seems to think he is!!!
        What’s apparent is that he obviously didn’t see anything in the news about all the chaos at the airports due to his so-called “Muslim ban,” because he keeps trying to convince everyone that everything was going “smoothly.” So, again, I think his cronies that surround him are keeping the REAL news away from him because he certainly has NO concept of what’s going on in the REAL WORLD!!!

        • dbtheonly says:

          Trump apparently watches the news. If only to get upset with it.

          I’m not qualified to judge the psychology of the situation, but the 25th Amendment solution is now obvious to me. You, rightly, suggested the political blowback is about the only thing holding it off.

          • dpaano says:

            I foresee 45 getting worse, and maybe then, someone will do something!! Not sure if that will ever happen, but we can always hope. Either that, or maybe (with his wonderful diet and exercise plan), he’ll drop dead! But, as my mom always said, “if wishes were horses, beggars would ride.”

  2. marriea says:

    Gee, I thought that was only a joke.
    That was really Donald Trump?
    Well, just like Saturday Night Live, he watches the show.

    • dpaano says:

      It was a joke……45 is totally stupid, but I wouldn’t like to think he’s THAT stupid.

      • marriea says:

        Well, we saw how stupid he really is yesterday.
        Not only is he stupid, he’s ignorant.
        I can’t help but believe that he’s trying to duplicate something he saw on TV featuring a TV or movie president.
        And to think that we haven’t even gotten thru a full month yet!
        Trump is the epitomy of the Emperor ‘in New Clothes’.
        Sadly he’s so clueless, it’s embarrassing even to me.
        At some point someone is going to have to be honest with him and tell him.

        • dpaano says:

          Why do you think he’s surrounded himself with “yes” men? They won’t tell him a thing because they know he doesn’t listen or will fire them. Also, you have to realize that Bannon is the puppet master…..he’s the “Cheney” behind this president. He’s not going to let anyone get through to 45 without his approval.

          • marriea says:

            And look what happened the last time we had a ‘puppet’ president.
            Didn’t we learn anything with ‘W’.
            I guess not.
            I don’t know what makes people tick like the Bannon Putin types.
            Are they that hungry for power and power to do what?
            I’ve read that Bannon is one of those Armededdon types.
            How I hope the Powers that Be, and I don’t mean the mortal ones, reigns him in before he does great harm, but perhaps he’ll get so full of himself that he’ll trip up..

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