The Thursday Politics Thread Is Not The Messiah (It’s A Very Naughty Thread)

Morning Politocadoes,

The President made some interesting remarks on Wednesday both on twitter and in public and with cameras regarding his importance in the world. Also, he doubled down on his attack upon Jewish Americans that choose to vote Democratic. See, he praised and retweeted a libertarian nutjob who was outraged by any Jewish person not supporting him as, according to him, Trump is treated like ‘ the King of Jews’ by the Israelis. (A citation is sorely needed for that particular claim.) He then went ahead and followed that up later on when he discussed the tariffs on China. Using his Good Brain and his Best Words he tried to express the idea that China needed to be brought to heel somehow, that the US had been trying to do so for years, but he, while staring into the sun, was ‘chosen’ for it; by making Chinese products more expensive for Americans to purchase.

He also floated that he wanted to give himself the Medal of Honor.

Chosen. Prove to me that you’re no fool.


Continuing in the bizarre ‘Buy Greenland from Denmark’ plotline, Trump has reportedly canceled a scheduled trip. It was a trip he requested from the Queen of Denmark, which was approved and he canceled it without notice. Some have noted the timing to be suspiciously close to the curt responses regarding whether Greenland was actually up for sale, but I’m of the opinion that it’s because Obama is visting in the next month or so and his throngs of adoring fans are likely to be far larger than any turnout Trump will get.

Also: is everyone aware that our Ambassador to Denmark was the female lead in Deathstalker III: The Warriors from Hell?

So that’s dumb.

Meanwhile, the Trump Administration has announced plans for the indefinite detention of migrant parents and children at their detention facilities, more commonly known as concentration camps. They’ve also been reportedly refusing to immunize detainees against the flu, endangering not only the detainees but also the guards and the local populace. Medical neglect is often seen as an instrument in acts of genocide.

It’s so evil but its so goddamn dumb.

And that’s the thing. All of this is really dumb but it’s also incredibly evil. Today’s trending topics likely already illustrate what the Trump Devoted already think but to hear it from his own dumb mouth whilst he cages people seeking asylum for as long as he sees fit, doesn’t properly feed, clean, or treat them is just beyond the pale. He demands loyalty from people while he gaslights them, he picks fights with allies for stupid, stupid reasons, he rewards grift, vice, and naked obsequiousness. He’s just bad. Bad bad bad bad  bad bad and he needs to go.

He’s a very naughty boy.

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