Rachel Maddow has had it with your shit
Rachel Maddow has had it with your shit

The United Nations General Assembly is in session, so Monday, off to the side of the speeches and stuff, the USA’s two major party candidates for president met with some foreign leaders. Hillary Clinton met with the leaders of Japan, Ukraine and Egypt, while Donald Trump only had time to meet with one: Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who’s pretty much solidified his dictator credentials after overthrowing the elected government in a military coup a few years back. Rightwingers love the guy, because he kicked out the Muslim Brotherhood (which did 9/11), and Donald Trump loves him because he’s tough on terrorism, which incidentally means filling the prisons and handing out hundreds of arbitrary death sentences. But he must be a hell of a good leader, since he won election with 97% of the vote — that might make him an even better leader than Putin!

Here’s Rachel Maddow’s take on the two candidates’ statements on how their meetings with the military strongman went:

It’s a fine bit of comparison/contrast for all you high school writing students out there. The Trump statement is full of flattery for al-Sisi, and even promised him a warm welcome should he like to visit the White House. “And then,” says Rachel, “they made out!”

Hillary Clinton’s statement on the meeting was a hell of a lot less pally in tone, diplomatically saying she and the Egyptian president had a “constructive discussion about bilateral ties and cooperation on a wide range of issues, including counterterrorism,” but then went on to note that “Secretary Clinton emphasized the importance of respect for rule of law and human rights” and also called for the release of an Egyptian-American NGO worker, Aya Hegazy.

One of our candidates told a dictator human rights will matter to her administration. The other candidate wants to cuddle with him.

[MSNBC / Foreign Policy / Human Rights Watch / Guardian / Egyptian Streets]

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  • Msgr_Moment

    Wow. And this dictator didn’t even have to call Trump flamboyant to get the tongue bathing.

    Hell, Trump’s giving it away now.

    • Groundloop

      He’s anybody’s for a wink and a smile. Bigly.

  • Gayer Than Thou

    Trump may learn the hard way that if there’s any one thing a foreign dictator does not like, it’s when you are two-timing him with another foreign dictator.

    • (((JustPixelz)))

      Behind her “10” exterior Melania rules Trump like a Sicilian when death is on the line.

  • Mr. Blobfish

    How soon before Donnie start showing up wearing a military uniform and sunglasses?

    • Rick Hill

      Suits with a military cut, yeah, I can see that happening.

      • shastakoala

        Available in the Mercenary department at Macys.

        • Msgr_Moment

          The wife’s grandma was a militiannary.

          • grindstone

            he meant no disrespect.

    • Vincent Ricola

      A uniform filled with purple heart knock-offs that someone “gave to him as a gift”.

    • elviouslyqueer

      “What are you wearing, Trump from State Farm?”

      Uh, khakis?

      • Lulu Mac

        *slow clap*

      • Msgr_Moment

        Iron-on decoupage! Just like my mom.

      • Latverian Diplomat

        The Miss USA finalists can also double as an all female sexy bodyguard team if necessary.

        • Msgr_Moment

          “If you don’t behave, we will have the fembots take you out back and motorboat you.”

      • shastakoala

        Sounds hideous.

      • The Wanderer

        Love the pic of Nasser on his shirt. Hastur’s Horns, I’m glad he’s dead.

        • Who, Nasser or Qadhafi? (Nasser was a shitty dictator too, but I would argue a couple of redeeming features that the Libyan lacked.)

    • The Wanderer

      I’ve predicted that Trump will have a “Commander in Chief” uniform run up for him for him to wear in private while he hoofwanks his teensy bunglecunt to glamor shots of Putin, al-Sisi, Qaddafi, and Idi Amin.

      • John Smith

        Sadaam was too feminine.

      • Beaumarchais?

        In private? The Donald will go full Idi Amin all the time, and we’ll have to salute him. NOT kidding.

  • FlownOver

    Donald Trump – Sisi rider.

    • cousin itt

      With a Sisi bar.

    • Hobbes’ Evil Twin

      I see what you have done.

    • Mitch Ryder libelz!

    • Lascauxcaveman

      Carlene Carter libel!

    • mtn_philosoph

      St. Francis libel!

    • Querolous

      CC Sabathia libel!

  • ManchuCandidate

    There used to be a yooge glass tower beside the sea
    You became the light on the orange side of me
    A thug that keeps power that’s the high and not a pill
    But did you know that when it snows
    My eyes become large and the deals that you give can be seen?

    Sisi, I compell you to get a kiss from The Donald on the grey
    Ooh, the more I get of you, the stranger it feels, yeah
    Now that the Donald is in bloom
    A deal breaks the gloom on the way

  • Blacktop Cadence

    I’m guessing Putin told al-Sisi that Trump gives good head.

    • therblig

      al-Sisi: i thought he was a hawk
      Putin: Nyet, totally a swallow

  • Rick Hill

    It’s gone beyond joking. Trump looks to these guys as examples of how to lead, what he wishes he could do. The military at large and police in general may not be open to being his strong arm and secret police but you know he can find enough of the bad apples to start his own secret police and special forces.

    • Parchment Scroll

      Makes his backing by the Fraternal Order of Police even more terrifying — how many actually want to be the strong arm for a dictator?

      • anwisok

        My nephew, thank Dog, recently got a medical discharge from USAF. He was a cop in the military, and WAS planning to be one when he got out. He’s something like 93% service related disabled, so no way he gets a job with any department, anywhere. He is EXACTLY the person that would volunteer for that duty. SMH. He’s toned down his rhetoric since I blasted him about it back in the spring, and my brother says he’s actually trying to work on his issues, but damn.

      • baconzgood

        Baconz knew someone that worked for the FOP. He HATED cops.

      • Courser

        I was pretty horrified when I heard that yesterday. I know a lot of cops but we never discuss politics so this has caused me to perhaps not be quite so chummy with them.

      • ” how many actually want to be the strong arm for a dictator?”

        If said dictator will pretty much let them shoot whomever they want, i.e. uppity blacks – perhaps a majority. :-/

    • zanzibar_buckbuck_mcfate

      Rachel mentioned the “97% approval rate” (or was that re-election? fuck)– so you know Trump is all “he’s a great leader, so popular.” WHAT A DICK.

      • redarmyzombie

        Just want to point out, that 97% “win” came after he extended the vote because barely anyone bothered to show up to his fake election.

        • zanzibar_buckbuck_mcfate

          Exaaaaactly. I like how RM said that “numbers like that don’t appear in nature.”

  • Deplorable Ron

    Hey, Donnie, if you’d rather run for president of Egypt nobody’s gonna stop ya.

    • Vincent Ricola

      I’m even willing to phone bank for him.

  • Oneofthebobs

    For the Trump people, this is a feature, not a bug.

  • Latverian Diplomat

    “There’s definitely a place for Egypt in the Moscow-Washington Axis that Vlad and I are startin’ up.”
    — Donald Trump

  • The Deplorable Ms. MLG

    O/T. To all the Charlotte Wonketeers-Stay safe out there. I’m so sorry this happened. My favorite people live in the Queen City, so part of my heart lives there, too. My best friend is close friends with the cousin of the victim, a delightful girl who spent a weekend at my house years ago, when they were still coworkers, and I just loved her. It’s a sad day.

    • OddMan

      As of this morning 702 people have been shot and killed by cops in the US.

      This has to stop.

    • Rick Hill

      Sorry to hear the original news, I wish the hateful right could see the human side the way decent people do. I hope they stay safe, too. I also hope that, of all the trump supporters who want to see their candidate helped by violent unrest that there aren’t also a few cops out there willing to shoot some black folks to get it going.

  • Deplorable Ron

    “constructive discussion about bilateral ties and cooperation on a wide range of issues, including counterterrorism,” and “emphasized the importance of respect for rule of law and human rights”
    I wanna believe that this means she tore him a new one. Diplomatically.

  • Shucky Ducky

    Yeah, but I’m sure that as per today’s editorial, Ross Douchehat would consider Maddow to be just another cog in the stifling cultural orthodoxy that is rapidly colonizing new cultural territory.
    Not linking because that balding bunglecunt is the worst.

    • cousin itt

      Jesus Fuck. I got out of the boat and read his piece of shit he wrote today. I give it 4 out of 5 Asshats for tendentious asshattery.

      • Like the Sex Pistols, Parker suggests, Trump is out to “upend the culture” — but in this case it’s the culture of institutionalized political correctness and John Oliver explaining the news to you, forever.

        John Oliver explaining the news to me forever would be almost as great as having a taco truck on every corner.

        • zanzibar_buckbuck_mcfate

          OH MY GOD I just about threw my computer when I read that. HRC’s Samantha Bee “problem”????? Anyone using Sam Bee and problem in the same sentence needs their press pass taken away.

  • Lulu Mac

    I need to be alone for awhile with that pic of Rachel…

  • baconzgood

    OK OK ok. Has not the last 120 years of our South American diplomatic philosophy taught you anything. We don’t care about “human rights” for brown people, as long as the leaders aren’t “commies” (now the boogie man is “terrorists”). ONLY LIBTARDS LIKE THE CLINTON SAID CARE ABOUT MASS INCARCERATIONS.

  • Latverian Diplomat

    “I told al-Sisi that in America, our pyramids light up, very classy, they should try it. He told me we should execute more dissenters. So, a very productive exchange of ideas.”
    — Donald Trump

    • beatbort

      “And one other thing, I told Al Sissy that I’m really familiar with pyramids, since my entire business career has been one big pyramid scheme.”

    • Thatsitfor Theotherwon

      “We had an exchange of ideas. Trump came in with his, and left with mine.”

      — Abdel Fattah Saeed Hussein Khalil el-Sisi

      • Bub the Leftwing Zombie

        Trump had ideas? News to me. I thought he was a tabula rasa.

        • Biel_ze_Bubba

          They flicker into and out of existence, like virtual particles.

  • The Wanderer

    Actually, I think Trump wishes he could have bent over and let al-Sisi have his naughty way with him.

    • Bub the Leftwing Zombie

      al-Sisi (grunting) “You get no reach-around, infidel!”*

      *This postulates a totally consensual encounter that in no way violates the rules of the comments we are not allowed to make.

      • theblackdog

        It’s also hard to reach around for something that can’t easily be found by sight or touch.

  • Thiazin Red

    If he were a dictator I picture Trump as a President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov of Turkmenistan, giant super tacky golden statues, portraits everywhere, personality cult, and the dictatoroship.

    • The Wanderer

      Trump sits on a throne in his own fucking house. The return of the Imperial Presidency, in spades and with a vengeance.

      • Thiazin Red

        The pictures of his place are so tacky its amazing. Its what small children think is classy.

        • beatbort

          I picture Trump more in the Idi Amin mold, a fake uniform festooned with fake gold medals, big fake military hat made to look like a yachtsman cap, mirrored sunglasses indoors, etc. And, like Amin, when he flees the country, he will take the national treasury with him, living out his days in the Riyadh Trump Tower.

          • Kiri the Deplorable Unicorn

            Fake uniform, etc…

            The sash is genuine leopard hide, though. His boys went out and shot it, just for him.

          • onedollarjuana

            I dunno. I see Trump following the Mussolini model. Winds up just hanging around in the end.

          • Damian L

            That thought just brightened the day! Thank you.

          • Well, he might claim to be the last King of Scotland …

          • The Wanderer

            “No true Scotsman” would ever acknowledge him.

          • The Wanderer
          • JustDon’tSayDeplorable

            Did you mean “yachtsman” or “kilted yaksman”?

  • LesBontemps

    Trump just likes the Arab Spring in al-Sisi’s step, under his boot heel.

  • baconzgood

    “He said nice things about me”

    -Donald Trump-

    • Kiri the Deplorable Unicorn


    • Astraea

      Trump will always be trying to get his authoritarian daddy’s love, even through stand-ins.
      It would be sad if he wasn’t such a menace to the rest of us.

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        Boom! Classic, innit?

      • baconzgood

        You’d think with that much money this would have been resolved years ago in therapy. Baconz resolved his “daddy issues” only going to a shrink 2 times a week for 4 years.

        • data_ninja

          You’re making the assumption that he’d have thought that something was wrong with him and needed to be fixed.

          • Biel_ze_Bubba

            True . . . a Trump-level narcissist never sees a shrink, unless it’s under a court order.

      • Celtic_GnomePlorable

        Someone please save me from Republicans running for President to work out their Daddy issues.

  • beatbort

    Trump: So tell me, Mr. Sisi, you ever get a word out of that Sphinx thing? Or is it a big fake-me-out thing, you know, for the tourists.

    • zanzibar_buckbuck_mcfate

      Believe me, if I’d built that pyramid, it’d be yoooge, ahead of schedule and under budget. Isn’t that great?

  • Spotts1701

    And of course the statement claims Trump loves “peaceful Muslims”, even though his rhetoric on the trail is more like “the only peaceful Muslim is a dead one”.

    • Historicat

      There’s no contradiction, he loves dead Muslims.

  • baconzgood

    I can’t embiggen the video because my phone isn’t cromulent enough but I think I can get the jist

    MADDOW: (THROWS HER HANDS UP) This fuckin’ guy! (Then a long string of expletives that needed beeped out)

    • mailman27

      Lately Rachel’s been almost visibly shaking with anger and disbelief. Lots of paper-straightening.

      • zanzibar_buckbuck_mcfate

        Yes. I listen to her on Stitcher, so it’s audio-only, but the flapping and tapping of pages comes through loud and clear.

    • puipui

      You know things are bad when Rachel breaks out the swears.

  • Crystalclear12

    Oh boy, drinking starting early today.

  • Astraea

    “Hillary Clinton met with the leaders of Japan, Ukraine and Egypt, while Donald Trump only had time to meet with one: Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi”

    What a wimpy schedule!! IS HE DYING?

    • Thatsitfor Theotherwon

      Trump and al-Sisi had a pissing contest. Trump was forced to use a Designated Pisser.

      • That was Clinton, right?

      • phoenix00

        did he…. fall short?

        (I’m here all week)

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      His doctor has restricted him to one fascist per day.

      • puipui

        But what about the days when he talks to himself?

    • zanzibar_buckbuck_mcfate

      I had some twitter idiot try to say that HRC was somehow blowing off Catholics because she didn’t go visit the Vatican like Trump did bla bla bla. She can’t do enough to prove herself worthy to them. Asses.

  • alwayspunkindrublic

    Like seeks like. Trump has a real fondness for sociopaths because he recognizes himself in them. He woulda loved Pol Pot and Robert Mugabe.

  • cousin itt

    Bullshit like an Egyptian. They guy at 1:52 kills it.

  • Someone told Trump that the Egyptian leader was a bit of a sissy

  • $100 says Trump asked him where he could get a uniform and medals like that.

    • Kiri the Deplorable Unicorn

      Sucker bet.

    • onedollarjuana

      China, of course! Where Trump gets all of his clothes.

  • Rachel Book Harlot

    OT but sort of related since they are all cut from the same cloth: Don King endorsed Trampanzee. Excuse me while I lol. Who’s next: Suge Knight?

    • The Wanderer

      Old Jiffy-Pop Hair endorsed Trump?!

  • cmd

    I always like to see what they are serving at the State Dinners, so wonder what Trump would serve to a guy from Egypt?

    • Pulled pork?

      • Thatsitfor Theotherwon

        That’s for dessert.

        • The Wanderer

          No, that’d be choked chicken.

          • Biel_ze_Bubba

            Glad to see he finally put that chicken out of its misery.

    • beavertank

      The finest beef/pork blend hot dogs, pork n’ beans, and all the ice cold Budweiser you can drink. Got to make a good impression with your native foods, after all.

    • Thatsitfor Theotherwon

      Taco bowls?

    • Mehmeisterjr

      Trump ham steaks, Trumptatoes garni à la Melania, orange beans, and, for dessert, Trumpsicles all of it washed down with Trump wine, charged to the Treasury by Trump Catering at three times the usual price.

  • Oblios_Cap

    Trump and a sissy. A match made in heaven!

  • Rick Hill

    Said downstream trump idolizes these dictators. Is there even one of our allies he has praised? As far as I know he thinks they are all just sticking it to the US and need to do their share, whatever that means

    • beatbort

      He probably has outstanding lawsuits against him every one of the nations that are our traditional allies.

    • Vagandarian the Librarian!

      Yep, a Trump presidency will leave us friendless and alone. I mean real friends, not dictators.

    • phoenix00

      They haven’t paid for our “defense” yet.

  • Panika MCD

    OT – Things I’d Rather Talk About Than Donald Trump 9/21/16 #1:

    morality is relative, especially if you’re talking about it in a foreign language.

    • Serai 1

      Did you know there is no word for “fair” (as in “fair play”) in Spanish?

      • Panika MCD

        I don’t think I got that far in my Spanish studies, but this indicates that the language has to be foreign to the speaker to reduce morality. it does not implicate that given languages have different moralities.

      • cat cafe

        I don’t think you’re right, neighbor. They may not use the word “fair,” but they express morality and justness with other words (ones that English in fact has borrowed)… “Justicio,” “justamente,” “equitativo,” “moralidad,” “moralmente,” etc etc.

        • Serai 1

          Yes, but those are not the same. “Just” is not the same as “fair.” “Fair” presumes the existence of some order that balances everything out, whereas “just” is contingent on human action. I grew up fully bilingual, and I’ve always been intrigued by the words that don’t exist in both languages. Sometimes it’s because the given words come from different roots – usually Latin and Teutonic – but sometimes it’s because the thought is different. “Fair” supposes that each person getting the same is somehow naturally true, rather than something we decide is true. It’s hard to put it into words, but it’s not there in Spanish. Balance is expressed differently. (Another example: there is no word for “dirt” in Spanish. There’s “earth” – tierra. There’s “filth” – mugre. There’s “stain” – mancha. But there’s no word that encompasses all of them, the way “dirt” does.)

          • cat cafe

            Oh, I see you’ve really thought much more deeply about this and know tons about it! I totally apologize! You are so interesting! My Dad’s from Prague and spoke Czech and German, and we lived in Switzerland for a while, so I also speak French fluently, and studied Latin and Italian, and am TRYING to learn Spanish which you’d think wouldn’t be so hard living here, but my brain keeps going to Italian.

            Anyway I LOVE what you’re talking about. It’s so subtle and so revealing, and I actually think about it a lot. For example, how “Husband” comes from “house” but in French it’s “mari,” from “mariage.” How we have “wife” but French just uses the word for woman “femme.”

            And, to go to German, of course, the word we totally don’t have in English, “schadenfreude”–so, so German and brooding and 19th century in its nature. I love earth/filth/stain. So interesting!

            By the way, speaking of stain, how about how “macchiato” comes from the Italian for “stained,” as in the opposite of “immaculate”??? I LOVE THAT! I’ll talk linguistic oddities all day with you!

          • Serai 1

            French just uses the word for woman “femme.”

            It’s the same in Spanish. Mujer, which means “woman”, is used for “wife” – but hombre (“man”) is not generally used for “husband”. The word for “husband” is marido – “married (man)”. There is no “marida” or “married (woman”. There is, however, esposa – which, funnily enough, also means “handcuff”. And of course, there is no “esposo”. Isn’t gendered language revealing?

            There are SO MANY great German words that English has no equivalent for. It seems like a great language for bitching about things. Fremdscham is one I’ve often had cause to remember during this election cycle. (It really should be more well-known.)

            As for the stain, sounds like they both come from the same Latin root. Manchado would be Spanish for “stained”. And to be technical, “immaculate” is the one that’s oppsite, since its preface is -im- meaning “not”. In other word, “unstained”.

            I love the weirdnesses of language. I’ve always felt a little sorry for people who aren’t raised at least bilingual. One has so much more not only in words, but in concepts and shadings of meaning, as well, those things that are hard to put into words. Robert Heinlein talked about languages as maps of the world – every new language you learn spreads a new map on top of the one(s) you already have, and the world grows richer and more complex with each one. There are concepts and connections in Spanish that don’t exist in English, and those are just two European languages. It’s pretty wonderful. :)

          • cat cafe

            English is really interesting, also because it has the Anglo Saxon roots, the Norman roots, and all those other borrowed words. I love how the Anglo Saxons used the blunt words cow, pig, sheep, including for when they ate them, but the Normans imposed more delicacy so now we use the French words for when we eat them, beef (boeuf), veal (veau), pork (porc), mutton (mouton). (Sorry that last sentence is so ungainly–it’s hard to express!) There are also phrases we have that combined both the Anglo Saxon words and the Norman words, such as “bound and determined.” Anyway, it’s all just fascinating, and thank you for sharing those other tidbits! Yes, of course, “immaculate” is the opposite of “maculate.” So interesting!

  • Longstreet63

    Myself, I’d be more interested in what said dictator thinks about Trump.
    El-sisi was probably like “who the fuck was that asshole?”

    • Doug Langley

      Probably something along the lines of “he’s putty in my hands”.

      • Vagendadentacohontas

        He’s oranger than silly putty, but yeah.

  • Me not sure

    Gee… al Sisi certainly doesn’t look like a dictator to me, unless the late Mohammar
    Qaddafi was a dictator, in which case he looks exactly like a dictator.

    • cat cafe

      And don’t forget, when Qaddafi came to the U.S. and no one would put him up, guess who allowed him to literally pitch a tent on his front lawn?

      • Beaumarchais?

        More specifically, he took the deposit, then backed out and wouldn’t return it. Then bragged about it.

        • phoenix00

          Sounds familiar.

      • Me not sure

        I’m guessing that his middle name isn’t Hussein.

  • Ricky Gay

    The other candidate wants to cuddle with him.THIS x 1 million!

  • (((JustPixelz)))

    Trevor Noah describes Trump as an African dictator. And — geography fact! — Egypt is in Africa.

    After getting a few campaign pointers from al-Sisi, Trump texted Steve Bannon, “Time for some election problems in OH, FL, NC, PA, CO … AOT,K”.

  • Mavenmaven

    Trump’s real hero is Marcos, whose strip mining of his country’s economy to benefit family and friends Trump hopes to emulate, but he looks to these dictators for control tips.

    • phoenix00

      See: Rodrigo Duterte

  • House0fTheBlueLights

    Vlad is gonna be ?jeeaa-lous! I don’t think you want Vlad to be ?jeeaaa-lous!

    • Stulexington

      I bet he’s the sneaky jealous type, like he’ll start budding up to Sisi and start using him to make Trump jealous right back.

  • I Only Like Cats

    I can’t believe there’s even a one percent chance of Donald Trump becoming president.

  • Paperless Tiger

    Putin never said Trump is a genius. He spoke in Russian, and the Western media translated the keyword as ‘bright’, but it doesn’t really connote ‘brilliant’ as we might say in English. A better translation would be ‘colorful’. So actually Putin said Trump is a colorful character, which is not exactly praise. Furthermore, he went on to say he does not agree with Trump’s rhetoric. As usual, Putin made a diplomatic statement, and, as usual,. the Western media spun it to fit their reality-show narrative. Some journalists have pointed out the error, but it still continues to resonate in the echo chamber.

  • whitroth

    The only defense I’ll give is that the Muslim Brotherhood are NOT nice people, and were/are intent on doing to Egypt what Erdogan is doing to Turkey – desecularizing it.

    • Bitter Scribe

      True dat, but they were democratically elected, and the point (as I see it) is that slobbering all over the guy who ousted them at gunpoint is not going to make the Muslim world at large think better of us.

      OTOH, as I understand it, most Egyptians were sick of Morsi’s act and wanted him gone, so it’s all good. Maybe. Who the fuck knows.

      • Biel_ze_Bubba

        From The Idiot’s Guide to Military Coups:
        It’s easier if you wait until the person in charge is a dick.

  • MamaBrown

    Damn, Rachel gives me life.

    • zanzibar_buckbuck_mcfate

      Yeah, her recent shows have been excellent.

  • bookish

    Trump sure spends a lot of time slavering over these hard daddies. What’s that about?

    Just saw the post down thread about Trump’s affinity for sociopaths. Maybe that’s it. Like speaks to like.

  • Biel_ze_Bubba

    So with Trump, it’s back to the 1950s, with every homicidal dictator our “friend” so long as he’s anti-communistislamic.

    • Stulexington

      And has something to offer, like oil or control of the Nile.

  • Celtic_GnomePlorable

    I love it when Rachel gets snarky and you can hear the crew laughing off-camera.

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