On the one hand I don’t believe any significant number of true die-hard Trump fans will ever abandon him no matter how hideous he gets.
On the other hand since the New York Times op-ed came out and Trump flew off the handle to “literally give my own staff lie detector tests” levels of paranoid delusional rage I’ve seen numerous people now claiming that they only really voted for Trump because they knew he’d get impeached and they wanted Mike Pence as President.
I don’t know if that’s a sign of his base of support really actually eroding to a degree that should be worrying for him, or if it’s just morons lying to themselves to pretend they weren’t scammed into making a massive mistake.
But it’s kind of hilarious.
Also hilarious that the line among some of them now has degraded from “Trump is the best President ever, this is all fake news by triggered Democrats and Trump will have 8 glorious years” to “well we want him impeached anyway.”
Look regardless of which side of the pro-Trump or anti-Trump divide you come down on, it is now undeniable that the United States of America is facing a Constitutional crisis in relation to the Presidency of Donald J. Trump.
In light of recent legal revelations and convictions and flipping, let’s lay out the two alternative scenarios of what’s going on right now, shall we?
Scenario #1: If Trump and his fanclub at Fox News is right about all of this then the situation stands right now as the FBI going totally rogue from top to bottom and, with the help of a grand conspiracy from the American news media, launching effectively what is a coup de tat against the sitting President by inventing evidence out of nothing just to destroy him and remove him from office.
Scenario #2: President Trump has been surrounding himself for so long with crooks and corrupt criminals to such a thorough extent that he is either such a horrifically poor judge of character that allowing him to continue as President becomes fundamentally untenable, or he himself is such a crook that it eclipses Nixon at his absolute worst to such a degree that allowing him to continue as President becomes fundamentally untenable.
No matter which worldview on this you ascribe to, the United States is facing a full-on Constitutional crisis.
Either entire American institutions are actively trying to overthrow the President for their own ends, or the President is an absolute shameless criminal.
I know which one I think is more likely…
You know I rail against Donald Trump a lot, and don’t get me wrong he is utterly and completely evil.
But the thing is on balance I prefer Donald Trump’s evil to our own country’s Tory evil.
Why? Because his evil is so blatant that it’s impossible for any sensible person to ignore it. It’s brazen, loud, arrogant, in-your-face, fuck-you evil obviously designed to make everyone else hate the prick while galvanising his increasingly narrow base of fanatical devotees who the rest of humanity would much rather pretend don’t exist out of shame of sharing a species with them.
That’s terrific evil because you know it’s there.
The Tories’ brand of evil is far worse because it’s precisely as disgustingly evil as Trump but it’s so benign and outright boring and grey that most people just seem to tune it out. They’re doing horrible things but because they do it in such a nondescript and mind-numbingly boring fashion it either makes most people jut tune it into the background white noise, or it dresses itself in such a generically ‘standard’ look that it makes otherwise sensible people just go along with it.
Like, Trump’s fans are morons but the divide is obvious. Anyone who supports him has a galloping case of the crazies and everyone who doesn’t knows that about them and pick it out immediately.
With a Tory voter you can be talking to them for hours and they’re a perfectly reasonable and friendly and personable person and it’s only later that you realise what fucking horrors they willingly vote for and it shatters your idea of them.
The hardest evil to fight is the evil that is so boring that most people don’t even realise it exists.
That’s the Tories.
Trump is obviously evil and the divide between those who know that and those who think it’s worth the destruction of America just to ‘trigger’ liberals is clear as day, the battle lines easily defined.
Now I’ve written this and tagged it with Trump-related hashtags it’s going to be fun seeing the Trump loyalists precisely prove my point by embarrassing themselves in the notes of this one.
“What you are seeing … is not what’s happening.”
Well ladies and gentlemen, there it is. 18 months into his Presidency and Donald Trump has officially gone full-on Nineteen Eighty Four on everyone.
We’ve gone from “football’s coming home and the Tories are collapsing in record time” to “football isn’t coming home, also here’s Trump” within like a day and I’m not happy about it at all.
President Donald Trump, a man the subject of several civil lawsuits as well as an ongoing criminal investigation in the form of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, has just nominated to the Supreme Court a man who is on the record as thinking that the President of the United States is above the law, to the point of previously having encouraged Congress to take up legislation exempting the President from being subpoena’d and giving the President immunity from indictment or even criminal investigation while in office.
I get the worry over things like voting rights or the future of Roe v Wade, but I feel like the fact that the President wants to place, on the highest judiciary authority in the nation, someone who believes the President is exempt from criminal investigation or indictment, while said President is under criminal investigation, needs to get more attention in all this madness.
Trump is trying to stack the judiciary specifically to put himself above the law.
In the United States, nobody is or should be above the law. Not even the President.
And to hammer the point home to any of Trump’s base who think because Trump is President that the President should be above the law: If Hillary Clinton was elected President instead, would you all say the e-mail nonsense or the Benghazi nonsense should be dropped and forgotten about, just because she was President?
No? Didn’t think so.
Chronology of U.S.-North Korean Nuclear and Missile Diplomacy | Arms Control Association:
Just a little something for all the people who genuinely think what Trump just did is some great unprecedented victory for the world and the USA.
He basically gave numerous military concessions and validated a brutal dictator on the world stage, all for the sake of some fresh propaganda for North Korea and a vague agreement that they’ve already vaguely agreed to but never bothered to in any way follow through on like dozens of times.
This was not a victory. It was pointless nonsense.
And if you still don’t get it, just imagine how Trump’s current cheer squad would have reacted if Obama met with Kim Jong Un and promised an end to military exercises in South Korea in exchange for some vague super-serious pinky promise about maybe abandoning the nuclear program this time.
Boris Johnson uses Fox & Friends to urge Trump to stay in Iran deal:
This is just where the world’s politics is right now.
An embarrassing bumblefuck of a Foreign Secretary has to go on Fox News, the ‘racist uncle’ of television news networks, to try and convince a walking disaster of a man-child that the US currently reluctantly calls its President to stay in the Iran nuclear deal, a crucially important diplomatic arrangement.
What is even the hell with anything any more?
The only wall Donald Trump has actually built is The Rachel Maddow Show’s “Trump Administration Departures” wall and it is indeed a big, beautiful wall.
My birthday is July 13th.
I’m not sure if this is going to be the worst birthday present ever, or the best birthday present ever.
I mean I hate the fucker with every fibre of my being, but the news reports about the protests he’s inevitably going to be met with will surely be good for a hell of a laugh if nothing else.