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It’s just a matter of deploying the right strategic insults

Monday night, a suicide bomber killed 22 people and wounded about 60 at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester; many of the victims were children. It appears the explosion was caused by a single attacker, although police on Tuesday also arrested a 23-year-old man “with regards to last night’s incident”; they offered no further details. Prime Minister Theresa May said police have identified the attacker but that it is too early in the investigation to make his identity public. The self-proclaimed Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack Tuesday.

In a televised statement from Downing Street, May said,

All acts of terrorism are cowardly…but this attack stands out for its appalling sickening cowardice, deliberately targeting innocent, defenseless children and young people who should have been enjoying one of the most memorable nights of their lives …

The attempt to divide us met countless acts of kindness that brought people closer together.

President Donald Trump, traveling in Israel, by contrast, vowed to combat terrorism by calling the terrorists “evil losers”:

 

“I extend my deepest condolences to those so terribly injured in this terrorist attack and to the many killed and the families – so many families of the victims,” he said, describing his emotions on this “horrible morning of death” […]

“We stand in absolute solidarity with the people of the United Kingdom,” Trump said. “So many young beautiful, innocent people living and enjoying their lives murdered by evil losers in life.

“I won’t call them monsters because they would like that term. They would think that’s a great name. I will call them, from now on, losers, because that’s what they are. They are losers. And we will have more of them. But they are losers, just remember that.”

Associated Press reporter Jonathan Lemire said Trump himself added the “evil losers” remarks into the prepared text, according to a White House official. It remains to be seen whether calling the terrorists losers will cause CNN commentators to proclaim him truly presidential at last.

Yr Wonkette is not a terrorism expert, and while we are not encouraged by Trump’s vow to call terrorists losers “from now on,” we’re going to hope he doesn’t get fixated on that one, since it reduces the victims of terrorist attacks to about the same level of seriousness with which Trump treats people he’s disagreed with on Twitter:

“Sickening cowardice” seems a lot more presidential than “losers,” just possibly. Unless of course Barack Obama had said it.

Also, because there’s no such thing as a tragedy that can’t be made worse by people spreading fake news, within hours of the attack British tabloids had run false reports of additional attacks at other sites, and photo collages of “missing children” whose images were apparently just grabbed off the internet. A number of people on Twitter also made up fake “missing friends” solely for the purpose of getting retweets. See, those are people to call losers. Not that terrorists deserve a more respectful term, but we’re sort of hoping the president can see that calling perpetrators of mass murder “losers” doesn’t so much hurt the terrorists as it treats their actions as roughly equivalent to internet trolling.

[NYT / Independent / Reuters / Guardian / Buzzfeed]

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  • Mavenmaven

    What else can he say, as he himself blew the cover of informants and thus lost us information about the same ISIS that claimed responsibility for this attack?

  • JMP

    As the world’s bigliest, most evilest evil loser, little Donald should know.

  • MynameisBlarney
  • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

    Losers? Okay. Well, that will show them won’t it?

  • therblig

    wait a minute, didn’t trumpy use his superior knowledge (better than the generals) to eliminate ISIS in the first 30 days of his presidency? i’m confused at who these evil losers actually are.

    • schmannity

      Why is Trump helping ISIS now??? Is there a Trump Tower somewhere in ISIS-controlled territory?

      • JMP

        Now? He’s been their top recruiter since starting his campaign.

    • janecita

      Democrats, still mad at him for overwhelmingly winning the popular vote?

      • theo23rd

        Poe’s Law in effect, though I smell the sarcasm.

        • janecita

          100% sarcasm:-)

          • OddMan

            🐀 Poe² =√(-1)

      • Well, once you discard the votes by illegal immigrants the DNC bused to California and New York for some reason.

        • janecita

          We really are stupid! We bused these people, to the places that we were going to win anyway!

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      Since ISIS has been defeated, the attacker was obviously a lone wolf.

  • Oneofthebobs

    “I know you are but what am I?”. Signed, ISIS

  • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

    Drumpf is a fucking idiot, the Ur-Republican. It’s small wonder why the MAGA-hatters and other Subhumans flock to him.

    • Shoto

      “MAGA Hatters.”

      That’s gonna leave a mark.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Not to mention a loser.

      • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

        xD

  • Martini Ambassador 🍸

    Within minutes of the attack, there was a dipshit on the Twits asking to circulate a picture of his friend, a young man, killed in the explosion. Because he’d know even though he wasn’t there? That guy is a real loser.

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

    FWIW, “terrorist” and “fanatic” are already terms that have negative connotations.

  • schmannity

    Sick burn, bro. Much more powerful. From now on, it’s Ivan the Loser, Hagar the Loser, Pliny, The Loser.

    • Michael Smith

      Cato the Loser, and of course his famous descendant, a contemporary of Julius “Trust Me” Caesar, Cato Also the Loser.

  • Bill D. Burger
    • schmannity

      “…I accept your offer to work in a mayonnaise factory in One Mule, Wyoming.”

    • I read that as “whiteness protection program”, not sure what to make of that.

      • Querolous

        Funny, I read “witless protection program.”

    • Opalescent Riddles

      I always thought these letters were fake, but then one day I ordered pizza with extra sausage, and when the doorbell rang…

  • ManchuCandidate

    “They’re all losers baby… so that’s why they hate me.”
    -DJT

  • Stulexington

    I agree, the people using this heinous attack to prop up their own retweet numbers are the real evil losers. And I don’t consider sickening cowards to be more respectful, just more appropriate.

  • Villago Delenda Est

    Oh how I miss having an adult in the Oval Office.

    • Shoto

      Even a Usurping Kenyan Marxist Community-Organizing Dictator?

      • therblig

        even while grabbing all the guns, Obama was always gentlemanly.

        • Remember that time he nearly conquered Texas? Good times.

        • Shoto

          That’s the way your hardcore Kenyan Muslim Dictator works.

  • janecita

    How dare you criticize our great leader? He is got the “best words,” he said it himself!

  • Scooby

    I thought Radical Islamic Terrorists was the term du jour.

    • Shoto

      He was in the Middle East, so it’s likely that one of his idiot handlers (however stupid they might be) advised him against using that incendiary term.

      • Scooby

        Are you suggesting he listened to someone else?

        • Shoto

          Good point. I stand corrected.

        • Nockular cavity

          Only the good friend of his he just met, this guy Bradimir Butin.

      • Nockular cavity

        He’s not in the Middlle East, he’s in Israel!

        • Shoto

          Good point.

    • ez

      PSA

      No, not Public Safety Announcement.

      Pre Saudi Arabia

      • Scooby

        When he bent over he was facing in the wrong direction.

    • Trump refused to use the term while he was in Saudi Arabia, so I assume Fox News will be blaming him for this attack any time now.

      • Scooby

        Unless his name is Obama I doubt it.

  • alwayspunkindrublic

    Motherfucker can’t even fake empathy in order to appear human. He gets caught in the feedback loop of his own disordered thinking and ends up looking like exactly what he is: A malignant narcissist pretending to care, but really just talking about himself.

    • OddMan

      Exactly, in his world he is the winner and everyone else is a loser. Totally centered on self.
      The ironic thing is he is exactly what I think of when I think of a loser. A self centered prick.

    • chazmanr

      A person who has lived their entire life without barriers, criticism or challenge and has been given every opportunity money can buy, is incapable of feeling or faking empathy. You can’t understand the suffering of others if you haven’t even been told “No” once in your life.

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        Thank God he’s raised his children the same way, yeah? We have a whole new generation of sociopaths to play with.

      • YoBunnyBunny

        “Nuh uhhhh… Like, everybody, has been sooooo unfair to Donnie. Did you know he has been treated the most unfairest of all Presidents!!?!?!?!?! Trust me, he has the best empathy. With his war against the DEEP STATE and the LIBRUL MEDIA, he’s been getting TERRORIZED and BOMBED just like those concert goers, amiright*????”

        (*how long until Donald starts actually using this line in his speeches?)

  • doktorzoom

    Yes, Manchester is not London. Sometimes you start typing while the coffee’s still brewing and you don’t proofread good, either.

  • Elvis Causticfellow

    The President went on to call the parties behind the attacks “weirdos” and “jerkfaces with cooties.” He appeears to have flubbed one of the lines in his speech, however, when he said “Hey ISIS, I have a match–my face and your ass.”

  • Lamb Urgini
  • Rick Hill

    Well…at least he didn’t taunt them by saying “Is that the best you can do?”

    • Ωbjectifier

      “Bring it on!”

  • Joe Beese

    It appears that there is no situation that Donald Trump can’t make worse.

    • Shoto

      He has a certain, special talent. You gotta give him that.

    • vivian

      Just to be incessantly reminded that 1) there are stupid, shitty people in the world, 2) the lives of some some folks are sufficiently bereft of hope that they find comfort in the stupidity, and 3) they are currently ‘running’ things…
      I pine for the Great Nation that once was.

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨
    • TJ Barke

      I didn’t know he was still alive…

    • Shoto

      Jeezuz. What the fucking fuck?

    • OddMan

      Sir Roger Moore, I’m old enough to remember him first starring as Simon Templar on the old TV show, The Saint.
      He was classy as hell even way back then, you could just tell.

      • Saint Roger Moore?

        • Keith Taylor

          He was classy, all right, and suave as can be as The Saint. I liked him in the show, but I shared the opinion of The Saint’s creator, Leslie Charteris, that the actual scripts were too toned down from the original stories, too tame … but that was television, not Moore’s fault. Of course they brought the setting forward into the 1960s. Simon Templar’s actual milieu was the thirties, before Hitler rose to power. The original stories poked fun at the stuffy British upper crust quite a bit, and their hypocrisy. Simon’s girl friend — I guess it was still “mistress” in those days — Patricia, after they have helped rescue people from a country house fire and even given them some clothes from their luggage, observes, “Lady Sangore practically told me my underwear was immoral, but that didn’t stop her helping herself to all of it she wanted. You know the sort. A pillar of the British Empire, and underpays her maids.”
          Patricia was cool and classy too. Why wasn’t she in the series? Too late now.

  • Bill D. Burger
  • Michael Smith

    Its part of the anti-intellectual appeal. I saw people on Facebook saying “Finally, the President responding to a terror attack in a way I can understand.”

    These people don’t want a leader who they perceive as being smart than them. They want someone doing the job in the way that they think they would do it, if only they had the spare time to be President.

    • Rick Hill

      I would have thought those people would prefer he stepped up and said, not how bad these people are, but that he had already ordered strikes on such and such and that x many terrists were now dead.

      • Michael Smith

        Yeah, me too. Luckily they have an arsenal of conservative feelings that they can switch to find ways to approve of Trump. Kinda like how they did with Obama, but exactly the opposite.

    • Yellerduck

      But, but…he didn’t say the magic words! Why can’t he say “Radical Islamic Terrorism?” He must be a secret Muslim.

    • Kakkeltje

      I guess also a result of the last 30 years where in many movies the simple ‘aw shucks’ farmer with some common sense turns out to be smarter than all the scientists (who are also evil).
      Something that in real life happens exactly zero times, but now everybody wants to be the simple farmer.

      • Michael Smith

        The Cincinnatus fantasy. Even in Ancient Roman times they clung to the image, and even then it probably wasn’t exactly true.

    • Claire

      Which is a big part of the reason they can’t admit what a shit job he’s doing of it.

    • OneYieldRegular

      Just what’s up with this cynicism that causes people to elevate a rich dumb schlub to a position of such enormous responsibility? It’s like somebody who desperately needs a medical operation deciding to hand over the surgical instruments to some street derelict who happens to be wearing a second-hand lab coat.

      • Michael Smith

        “Well, I died, but at least I don’t have to admit that someone knew more than me about something.”

  • TJ Barke

    Well this is what happens when you get president toddler…

    • Werewolf

      Toddler libelz! A toddler will presumably grow out of being a selfish jerk-Трамп never will.

  • Mpeg

    Reading his cue card, Drumpf mangled the word ‘heinous” into “heiny-hi, mackalacka heiny-ho!” in his message to those losers — followed by a self-congratulatory “Winner winner, chicken dinner.”

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Too many syllables for Donald.

  • Shoto

    Which is worse, an “evil loser” or an “evil doer?” I’m trying to get this shit straight in my mind (such as it is) for future reference.

  • Rick Hill

    Myself, I heard of the one attack last year that ISIS did not immediately claim and it was noted that it likely wasn’t them. Now, I think that they are willing to quickly step forward to give the impression they are still strong and capable of this.

    • PubOption

      And, with the bomber dead, nobody can contradict their claims.

  • monoglot

    The eloquence and the majesty of the English language, ladies and gentlemen, in full flower in the hands of the colonies’ homegrown Shakespeare….

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      He doth have many words, and lo, the best words, brave Mercutio.

      • monoglot

        And he speaketh them with surety.

        • alwayspunkindrublic

          Full of sound and bigliness, signifying nothing.

          • Villago Delenda Est

            All the World’s a stage, and some are permanent comic relief when they’re not setting fire to the scenery.

        • theo23rd

          There must be a name for those occasions when a person, technically speaking, uses a word (sort of) correctly but doesn’t quite know it.

    • JoeChristmas

      His IQ is one of the highest.

      • sw19wilson

        It’s bigly.

      • Msgr_MΩment

        Bigger’n his hands.

  • Michael Smith

    In a way, its kind of an interesting tactic from Trump – downplaying the power of the terrorists. On some level, I see virtue in this approach. I think our response to 9/11 showed angry people around the world that you can goad the U.S. into impulsive and self-destructive actions via terrorism.

    So if you follow Trump’s argument that the terrorists are mere losers, rather than full-on monsters, doesn’t it follow that the Muslim ban should be unnecessary? That threats of military violence in the Middle East are unnecessary? I mean, we don’t want to give these losers the attention they crave, right?

    • BigCSouthside

      I could get behind that if I thought he had any grasp of the complexities of Islamic civil war, the nature of radicalism, or the geopolitical pitfalls of combat in the region, but I think he honestly believes there are a finite number of extremists and all you have to do is kill them all, problem solved.

      • Lance Thrustwell

        Yup. Well put.

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        Even Bush and his henchmen didn’t understand the differences-or historical enmity-between Sunnis and Shias. I’d bet money Trump couldn’t even recognize what those two names refer to.

        • Michael Smith

          If he did understand it, he might lose some support from Foxians. “Hell, ain’t no difference far as I’m concerned. To me, they’re all [insert racial slur]”

        • ariel_gee_398

          Why are we talking about Woody Allen’s wife and that LeBeef joker?

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            Soon Yi’ll have the answer you’re looking for.

        • Notreelyhelping

          These Sunni guys are getting mighty big, I tell yuh.

        • BigCSouthside

          Since his entire Saudi Arabia trip was basically an implicit endorsement of Sunnis, I’d bet you are right.

      • Michael Smith

        Yeah, that’s kind of the impression I get from the things he’s been saying in the Middle East. Like all the governing elites over there are totally pro-USA, and there’s just some rabble, possibly akin to like Black Lives Matter in the states, that’s screwing things up.

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      Bush the Dumber tried that strategery with Bin Laden; “Osama bin who?? Nah, small beer, never even think about him any more”. It didn’t work out so well.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Let’s not get carried away with this metaphor! We have morans to keep in an agitated frightened state!

      • Michael Smith

        Bannon is probably a bit ticked with ol’ Donnie.

  • Lance Thrustwell

    He started off okay. He’s quite possibly right that that these sick assholes would actually like being called “monsters”, because it makes them sound scary and strong (I think Trump may have a little, shall we say, genuine insight into the psychopathic mindset). But to pivot to the ‘losers’ label… I agree with Dok. Not the best choice. It sounds lazy and automatic coming from him.

    • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist

      It’s like how his followers enjoy being called “deplorable”.

      • MynameisBlarney

        It’s almost as if they aren’t capable of comprehending the meaning of the words they use.

        • weejee

          Words are for losers. That’s why Donnie doesn’t read.

          • bakerina

            Y Kant Donni Read

    • weejee

      Perhaps he should have called them shitgibbons and gone with the takes one to know one meme.

      • Marion in Savannah

        Or hoofwanking bunglecunts, but that’s prolly too many syllables for him.

    • jodyleek

      Winners and losers are terms used when speaking about the participants of games. This is not a game and only someone who has the luxury of seeing human beings as mere pawns in a game would be stupid enough to use that term. If the terrorist is a loser, then the innocents he blew up are winners? No, Donald you ignorant slut. Just no.

  • MynameisBlarney

    Think I’mma just post doggo memes for a while.

    https://i.chzbgr.com/full/9037065728/h60182146/

  • theblackdog

    Today feels like a blanket fort and game boy kind of day.

  • Zonath

    Donnie will totally meet these losers after school and give them all swirlies and purple nurples.

    And to think, “evil losers” was the nickname I was using for the current “administration”.

  • canes_pugnaces

    Evil loser? No, you’re the evil loser.

  • baconzgood

    I think in trump’s mind being called a loser is the worst insult you could ever hear.

    Strange man.

  • Iron Monkey

    He is a looser loser.

  • beatbort

    You’re right, Donnie boy! Why don’t you just fight them over there so we don’t have to fight them over here. We’ll manage somehow if you stay away for several months. Keep in touch…

  • Sedagive ’em Hell

    Yes – the terrorists are losers whose extremist ideology is wildly unpopular and inimical to civilized people everywhere. They prey on the ignorant, the uneducated, the naive, the resentful and the disenfranchised. They seek to sow the seeds of chaos and fear using twisted, conservative religious ideology as a bludgeon to destroy the institutions of modern liberal democracy.

    We must fight these losers everywhere, using all the tools at our disposal, to make this world a better, more prosperous and stable home for ourselves and our children.

    • BigCSouthside

      Thought you were talking about republicans for a second there

      • kareemachan

        Wasn’t he?

  • Proud Liberal

    Because nothing scares a terrorist more than speaking at an elementary level by calling you a “loser”.

    • cmd resistor

      Now he just has to do that “L” hand signal that means “loser.”

      • Yellerduck

        He’d get it backwards.

        • cmd resistor

          He could also do “L 7” but I guess it doesn’t have the same impact.

  • MynameisBlarney

    Do it goddammit!
    Don’t give these motherfucking traitors a goddamned inch!

    https://www.democraticunderground.com/10141781864

    • Claire

      “The only thing I can tell you is immunity is off the table.”

      Oop.

  • Vincent Ricola

    ““I won’t call them monsters because they would like that term. They would think that’s a great name. I will call them, from now on, losers, because that’s what they are.”

    JFC. It’s nice to see our “president” isn’t wasting time on figuring out a proper US response to this international situation and instead spends his time deciding which schoolyard bully nickname he’s going to attach to the terrorists.

    • TJ Barke

      So they want to be called monsters, then you deny them that, they’ll just be pissed and be looking to up the ante…

  • Iron Monkey

    I must be naive but I don’t think that any English epithet will stop a guy willing to walk into a crowd with a bomb strapped to his chest and pull the detonator.

  • Bill D. Burger
    • kareemachan

      If he thought that squint made him look presidential, he was sadly – horribly- mistaken.

    • Bozilingus

      I was expecting a picture of the current administration, but no one wants to see that.

      • cmd resistor

        I would feel better seeing those guys standing behind his desk in the Oval Office than the losers who are there.

  • Crystalclear12

    Oh crap, this was his big plan to get rid of terrorism, wasn’t it?

    • Vincent Ricola

      Surprise!

  • JoeChristmas

    Why won’t he say “radical Islamist terrorists?”

  • Ilgattomorte

    In an attempt to double down on the President’s speech, White House spokespeople have responded by saying:

    “The President is absolutely spot on when he refers to the terrorists as ‘losers’. In fact, you could say that they are poopy-pantsed losers who smell. They will never win because the United States has proven itself to be rubber while ISIS is obviously glue. So, it is a forgone conclusion that everything the terrorists do, bounces off of us and back on to themselves. America will continue to rule while the terrorists drool, because everyone knows that ISIS is just jealous.”

    • Internet Hitler

      I don’t like suicide bombers that get killed.

  • vivian

    Why not go with “worms”? Who wants to be a worm? They are worms.

    • Proud Liberal

      Well, if they were white, they would be called “misguided souls”.

    • kareemachan

      Worm libelz! Worms are good things – just ask your compost.

  • jesterpunk

    When asked about his IQ Stephen Hawking had this response.

    “I have no idea. People who boast about their I.Q. are losers.”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2004/12/12/magazine/12QUESTIONS.html

  • Proud Liberal

    Pardon me, Orange One, the biggest terrorist attack in history was your election.

  • OrdinaryJoe
  • wandajayne

    Another magical incantation! Ohhh…how effective. MAGA!!!1!

  • JoeChristmas

    Let’s call them Republicans.

  • Joe Beese
    • sw19wilson

      Are we sure Melania or an intern didn’t write that? Handwriting looks a bit neat!

    • Proud Liberal
    • cmd resistor

      LYLAS. (Love you like a sis.)

    • Al Swearengen

      I’m sure the Jewish diaspora is happy that Trump was “honored” as were “all his friends”. Because that’s the important thing in a museum devoted to the murder of millions.

      He really is 11 years old.

      https://twitter.com/ianbremmer/status/866994040205709315/photo/1

      • PubOption

        Is Donnie reverting to the name Drumpf? That signature looks like it.

      • Oh dear god. Once again, america what have you done?

    • cmd resistor

      Is that Melania’s signature, too?

      • PubOption

        She seems to be copying Donnie’s sawtooth wave style.

        • cmd resistor

          I was wondering if he signed for her, as it was so similar.

      • The similarity comes from forging checks.

    • That signature has bi-polar written all over it.

  • Internet Hitler

    There are neurologists and psychologists who think he may have alzheimers like his dad. But I think he sounds like he’s a sociopath trying to fake caring. He acts like he’s emotionally invested with people to get by, but he’s never needed to be very convincing, so he’s not good at it.

    • Sedagive ’em Hell

      Nail, hammer, bang.

      • sw19wilson

        It’ll be fun watching him throw every single one of his hangers-on under the bus as things tighten up re: impeachment.

        • Sedagive ’em Hell

          Agreed. It will be an unpresidented shitshow.

          • C4TWOMAN

            Schadenfraude dialed up to 11.

    • TJ Barke
      • BigCSouthside

        I’d put money on that

    • C4TWOMAN

      Whatever it is(and I suspect NPD, but we’ll never really know), lack of empathy is definitely a factor. They know they should say/ do something for appearances, but don’t know how that works because they’ve never emotionally connected with people.

      OTOH–complete psychopaths can fake this to a shocking degree. So we can say Trump acts like a malignant narcissist, but at least he’s not a complete psychopath.

      This is of dubious comfort.

      • YoBunnyBunny

        I’ll second this. We have a psychopath in the immediate family, and I can totally understand why people who do not know him are immediately attracted to him. His funny and knows how to draw a crowd, I’ll give him that. Underneath it all, he’s a POS.

        Trump… No, I don’t see the charisma or charm in him at all. If people are attracted to him, it’s probably because they project onto him what they think he is and represents (financial success? populism? hatefulness?). He doesn’t even have to fake to get people to do his bidding. Which probably compounds his narcissistic behavior to the nth degree.

    • BreakingDeadMen

      In the words of Frank Zappa:

      Dumb all over
      A little ugly on the side

    • Rags

      His evident physical deficits lend credence to the possibility of mini strokes and/or dementia.

    • Claire

      I read an article yesterday that quoted neurologists and psychologists, and had compare-and-contrast videos of interviews from like twenty years ago and current interviews. The consensus seemed to be “Could be dementia, could be that he’s just old as balls and facing inevitable age-related cognitive decline.”

      • Opalescent Riddles

        Dickhead’s 70 and probably sleeping even less than a typical 70-year-old, which in itself provokes scatterbrainedness.

    • Alan

      He’s always been a sociopath, I don’t think that’s in doubt.

      • ResistanceFictionista blondeiq

        You know what? I’m no mental health professional, but I almost think that’s an insult to sociopaths. For one thing, sociopaths are usually quite intelligent. They think before acting. They’re calculating. The T blurts out the first thing that comes into his mostly-empty head. He shows no signs of forethought or cause-and-effect thinking. The only thing he has in common with sociopaths is his complete lack of empathy. I don’t know what’s wrong with his mental health, other than pathological narcissism, but I wouldn’t credit him with more intelligence than he ever possessed.

        • Alan

          I think that’s a myth but I’m no mental health professional either. I have a big problem with attributing his behavior to dementia because it allows him to deny responsibility. My mom’s Uncle Byron had an ID bracelet riveted to his wrist so the police could return him when they found him wandering naked in the snow and it wasn’t his fault. I think asshat is 100% responsible for every single thing, even if he is stupid as shit. But, according to the Mayo Clinic:

          Antisocial personality disorder signs and symptoms may include:

          Disregard for right and wrong

          Persistent lying or deceit to exploit others

          Being callous, cynical and disrespectful of others

          Using charm or wit to manipulate others for personal gain or personal pleasure

          Arrogance, a sense of superiority and being extremely opinionated

          Recurring problems with the law, including criminal behavior

          Repeatedly violating the rights of others through intimidation and dishonesty

          Impulsiveness or failure to plan ahead

          Hostility, significant irritability, agitation, aggression or violence

          Lack of empathy for others and lack of remorse about harming others

          Unnecessary risk-taking or dangerous behavior with no regard for the safety of self or others

          Poor or abusive relationships

          Failure to consider the negative consequences of behavior or learn from them

          Being consistently irresponsible and repeatedly failing to fulfill work or financial obligations

          And:

          DSM-5 criteria for narcissistic personality disorder include these features:

          Having an exaggerated sense of self-importance

          Expecting to be recognized as superior even without achievements that warrant it

          Exaggerating your achievements and talents

          Being preoccupied with fantasies about success, power, brilliance, beauty or the perfect mate

          Believing that you are superior and can only be understood by or associate with equally special people

          Requiring constant admiration

          Having a sense of entitlement

          Expecting special favors and unquestioning compliance with your expectations

          Taking advantage of others to get what you want

          Having an inability or unwillingness to recognize the needs and feelings of others

          Being envious of others and believing others envy you

          Behaving in an arrogant or haughty manner

          Seems right to me, I can’t give him the benefit of dementia and let him off the hook. I think he’s a profound asshole and always has been.

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            sounds dead on.

  • La forza del resistino

    Donald can’t seem to shake the vernacular of a casino owner who solved loser problems with a ball bat across the knees.

  • Anna Rompage

    Seeing the number of times Donnie has failed in life, I’m sure he’s well acquainted with what it is to be a loser…

    • Atheist

      Wasn’t it seven times he filed bankruptcy?

      And nobody listened to me (IRL) that his experience as a businessman is the last thing this country needs.

      • Alan

        But that’s being smart.

  • Atheist

    Trump’s IQ is only about as high as his ability to string words together to form a sentence.

    In other words, about the high 80s (give or take).

    • Bozilingus

      42

      • BreakingDeadMen

        Trump is the antithesis of the meaning of life

      • Rags

        No. He will never have the answer.

  • Bill D. Burger
  • Ninja0980

    I’m sure the terrorists will be quaking in their boots after Trump’s speech today.

  • Bill D. Burger
    • C4TWOMAN

      So…the answer is 5? Am I close?

      • Msgr_MΩment

        Trump’s accountant: “How much do you want it to be?”

        • House0fTheBlueLights

          Don’t worry, you won’t have to certify that it’s true.

      • BreakingDeadMen

        We have always been at war with Eurasia

      • Oblios_Cap

        isn’t it 42?

  • sw19wilson
    • PubOption

      Who whistled ‘Hall of the Mountain King’?

  • jesterpunk

    Wait a second, Trump and his supporters said all you had to do was say the magic words “Radical Islamic Terrorist” and that would solve the problem. They have said that multiple times so how can there be a terrorist attack after that phrase was repeated multiple times?

    • Ryan Denniston

      He should have said it in Saudi Arabia while touching the orb with a Muslin, that would have done the trick!

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      You have to say it three times in a row, real fast, for the spell to work.

      • Apple Scruff

        I thought you had to say it three times while spinning in front of a mirror? Or is that Bloody Mary?

        • alwayspunkindrublic

          No,no, it’s three times while touching the magic orb. Three times in front of the mirror will turn you into Ted Cruz.

          • SomeBigRedDog

            WORST HORROR MOVIE EVER!

  • Ryan Denniston

    “So many young beautiful, innocent people living and enjoying their lives murdered by evil losers in life.”

    Take a look in the mirror, pal. You’re proposing an $800 billion cut to Medicaid.

    • Bill D. Burger

      Irony and depravity often go hand in hand.
      “So many young beautiful, innocent people living and enjoying their lives murdered by evil losers in life.”

      http://images.dailykos.com/images/182547/large/trump_genocide.jpg

      http://i.imgur.com/tnFA9RD.png

    • ariel_gee_398

      He said innocent. You can’t be innocent if you’re a taker keeping American corporations from realizing the dream of 0% taxes and no costly environmental regulation.

      • Cat Cafe for the Investigation

        Plus, some of those people are THOSE people

        • ariel_gee_398

          That is their hope…

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      not to mention clean air and water, after school programs to keep kids off the streets and out of gangs, etc etc etc

  • Juan de Fuca

    I don’t know if I was born fucked up or not but know that as wayward as I was, my parents didn’t send me to reform school. So there’s that.

    • Cat Cafe for the Investigation

      I see it differently. Here’s a third-grade child with obvious severe learning disabilities and emotional disorders, so instead of getting him help, his cruel parents pack him off to military school at the age of 9. It’s kind of sad, except we’re all suffering the consequences.

      • Juan de Fuca

        Yup. I agree with that.

  • Toomush_Inferesistance

    trumped-up losers, at that…

  • JoseAmerica

    So if they’re “evil losers” does that mean they’re winning at being evil? Or they’re not even good at being evil? Because evidence suggests otherwise.

    This rhetoric is confusing.

    • TJ Barke

      Just don’t think about it, he doesn’t.

    • Bill D. Burger

      You’ll just get a headache trying. Remember Dumbya’s “evil doers”?

      “We have to ask ourselves: ‘Is our children learning?’ “

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      In Trump’s mind, the worst thing you can be is a loser. The rest of us, however, graduated from third grade.

      • clairence

        If you watched the Frontline bios on him, that’s exactly accurate.

  • Mumen Rider Justice CRASH!

    There are many people, including myself and Stephen Colbert, that would love nothing more than to be insulted publicly by this clown just for fun. He may be inadvertently encouraging these attacks.

    • Cogswell

      Getting into a battle of wits with his royal anus would be a one sided battle. You would be taking on an unarmed opponent.

      • clairence

        unarmed? it’s just a flesh wound.

  • Everrett Fanuelli

    Trump’s base loves it when he drops them a bit of raw meat

    http://quicklol.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/chased-by-monkeys.gif

  • Ezio

    As much as I despise George W. Bush, even I think he could probably have given a better response to this terror attack than what Trump did here.

  • Msgr_MΩment
    • Ezio

      If Obama were in that picture touching a glowing orb, Trump supporters would have called him a sorcerer or something.

      • BosGrl

        “Look at Barack Hussein Obama doing a secret Muslim thing!”

      • YoBunnyBunny

        African witch doctor, more likely…

    • Parakeetist

      I love Skyrim.

    • Mike

      Do they realize Saruman can see them when they touch the Sacred Secret Satanic Sphere…???

  • UnsaltedSinner

    “Loser” is actually a pretty good word for these terrorists, who are pathetic people who bring nothing of value to this world, and who will never win. But it would help if the president* didn’t dilute the term by inaccurate overuse.

    • Rags

      It’s simply because he lacks the rudimentary language skills to vary his rhetoric. For him, it’s the linguistic equivalent of walking down stairs.

      • Ω cynmac will never surrender

        Good one, because he is scared of stairs. Allegedly.

  • Ricky Gay

    So “The Biggest Loser” will go in a new direction then?

    • Ω cynmac will never surrender

      Nope. Dolt 45 is the Biggest Loser, he’s just not feeling it yet.

  • Msgr_MΩment
    • clairence

      wow. I didn’t know you could post FBlive into Disqus comments. Kewl.

      • Ω cynmac will never surrender

        In FB, you get the url as an embed like we do Twitter. It’s not as easy as youtube, but it’s doable.

    • Poorly Behaved Pérsistanista

      Why is Trey Gowdy’s face so darned shiny? I’m getting a retinal burn off his forehead.

      • Ω cynmac will never surrender

        Flop sweat.

    • Ω cynmac will never surrender

      Watched it. Too bad Dolt 45 didn’t because that’s how adults legislate. Except for Gowdy. Gowdy stepped on his dick and was treated like a common Ted Cruz. Or was Cruz imitating Gowdy? What the fuck, you know what I mean.

  • Hemp Dogbane

    “Why is my opponent unwilling to call them what they are – Radical Islamic Losers?”

  • William Cook

    I know this is a tiny observation in the wake of this obscene waste of human life, but is anyone else sticking on how he said morning? Like, he can’t pull his head far enough out of his own ass to realise that it was evening/night for the people who endured this tragedy? It was morning for him, so it happened n the morning. Fuck any perspective hat isn’t his, even those who lived through the tragedies he twists into balloon animal credits to his causes.

    • Alan

      Nah, we’ve gotten so used to stupid that we barely notice anymore.

      • Ω cynmac will never surrender

        No we notice, but it’s with an abiding shame.

  • laughingnome
    • Ω cynmac will never surrender

      Yep, got the story from The Hill. But we still can’t get lazy. I want her to lose by a good 10 points. A decisive victory.

  • cmd resistor

    So I caught this snippet of his speech this morning, as summarized by Politico. After the “ovation” he turned around and said something classless and tacky about the applause. I wish I could remember what it was. “Even if the Middle East leaders are more skeptical than Trump about peace, they gave him a warm greeting here. On Tuesday, Trump received a standing ovation from the audience — which included Republican mega donor Sheldon Adelson — when he proclaimed: “Iran’s leaders routinely call for Israel’s destruction. Not with Donald J. Trump. Believe me.””

  • clairence

    Now that he’s directly confronted them by calling them losers instead of monsters, this battle is won. Terrorism is ended.

    • Amy!

      We can all look forward to lasting peach?

      • Opiwan

        Pie and cobbler for everyone!

        • Querolous

          Schnapps!

    • An Outhouse for the Resistance

      Radical Islamic Losers!

  • Oblios_Cap

    So what are the odds Donnie will burst into flames when he enters the Vatican?

  • An Outhouse for the Resistance

    At least he didn’t say “Bring it on!”.

  • Carpe Vagenda

    It could just be me, because he could probably have an epiphany about his own awfulness and die saving orphans and I would think he had some ulterior motive, but did it seem to anyone else like he was looking around during the evil losers part of the speech for applause?

    • yyyaz

      Of course he was. In his tiny brain, ad-libbing the words “evil loser” was Nobel-Prize worthy.

    • cmd resistor

      I didn’t see it but I bet he was. He had to make a tacky remark about “I like you too” after getting applause at a different Israel speech. The applause is one of his main motivators.

      • Carpe Vagenda

        Just, you know that thing really bad comedians do where they keep repeating the joke if you don’t laugh because clearly you didn’t understand how funny it was?

        • Ω cynmac will never surrender

          Michael Richards Libelz!111!11

  • Relativicus

    “Associated Press reporter Jonathan Lemire said Trump himself added the ‘evil losers’ remarks into the prepared text, according to a White House official.”

    Thank you, Associated Press reporter Jonathan Lemire, by way of a White House official. I otherwise could not have guessed that line didn’t come from a professional speechwriter.

    • Carpe Vagenda

      You don’t have to be much of a kremlinologist these days. Thank you for your service, because THE PRESS IS SO BAD TO ME…

    • alpacapunchbowl

      In this admin though?

  • Bitter Scribe

    it reduces the victims of terrorist attacks to about the same level of seriousness with which Trump treats people he’s disagreed with on Twitter

    You don’t understand, Dok. “Loser” is the greatest insult in Trump’s vocabulary. As for Twitter insults being trivial, nothing could be further from the truth. When Trump insults someone on Twitter, he absolutely loathes that person with every fiber of his being. In that moment. Of course, he may change his mind next year, or next week, or next day, but there’s no danger of his doing that with terrorists.

    I think.

  • Serai 1

    Okay, I have to disagree with the premise of this post. Calling the terrorists “losers” is A GOOD IDEA. In fact, the media should be doing it regularly. They should also be called “cowardly”, “pathetic”, and “worthless”. They should NOT be talked about as if they’re fearsome, or they might “destroy” anything, or with any term that would indicate any level of respect or awe or notoriety. That’s because THEY WANT PEOPLE TO BE SCARED OF THEM. They do this because they WANT fame, they WANT notoriety, they WANT trembling and terror.

    Years ago, I read The Gift of Fear, by Gavin de Becquer, a guy with a hell of a lot of experience, and he pointed out quite rightly that talking about these creatures as if they were fearsome enemies only EMBOLDENS them. It’s exactly what they want. It’s WHY THEY DO THIS. So everyone will be thinking about them and talking about them and spending all our time obsessing on them. We GIVE THEM THIS GIFT every time our media does another breathless piece on the matter, every time we even THINK about them. What the media should do is be very succinct when talking about the crime, report ONLY that “suspects have been arrested” or “the murderers have been caught”, etc. NEVER reveal their names, never show their faces, never give out any details about them. It’s the only way to stop this bullshit – by refusing to give them WHAT THEY WANT. If they get no fame, if their bullshit motivations are never revealed, the majority of these attacks might not happen.

    So yeah, weirdly enough, on this issue I agree with Twitler. CALL THEM LOSERS. Call them idiots, morons, dumbbells. Roll your eyes on camera at the idea of caring who they are or what they want. Treat them like ninnies not worth anyone’s time. Because THAT IS WHAT THEY ARE.

    • AnnieGetYerFun

      Yup. I have been advocating plenty of dick-shaming of terrorists, too. Tragic, unlovable virgins.

      Much as I hate Trump, I feel like it makes more sense to get onboard with mockery.

      • Grumpy Twat

        Genuine question: Is it possible that this is actually being done but we aren’t hearing about it in the West? Does anyone here know?

        • AnnieGetYerFun

          That’s an excellent question. It’s possible that it is. I can’t really read Arabic worth a damn. But among the Muslims I personally know (and am related to), most of the ISIS talk is whining about how it’s not fair that they are lumped in with terrorists (true, but still, they need to fight harder against the blight in their own communities; and I say this from experience).

          • Three Finger Salute

            We really need to pull ALL funding from Saudi Arabia (exporter of the Wahabism cancer all over the world), and declare them a hostile enemy. We should isntead start shifting our allegiance toward moderates and reformists like Jordan’s Queen Rania, the young Iranians and Rouhani, and the reformers in Indonesia (who are really worried about Saudi expansionism into their country). Tell Erdogan he’s a turkey, and tell Riyadh to go pound sand. But no, we won’t do that because of oil — every drop is sacred, every drop is great, if you’re a solar-loving tree-hugger, God gets quite irate.

            Ayaan Hirsi Ali can be something of a reactionary firebrand at times, but one thing she is right about is that Islam needs a reformation. 7th-century literalism needs to be replaced with 21st-century liberalism. But then, that would require the backward Christofascists who bow at the altar of NRA Jesus, and the equally arrogant militant Zionists like Netanyahu and his Arab-phobic ilk in Likud, to upgrade or GTFO. And that doesn’t sit well with the true believers on C Street and up on Capitol Hill.

            I personally would like to see what John Lennon imagined come true. Imagine NO religion, it’s easy if you try.

          • AnnieGetYerFun

            YES ON EVERYTHING YOU SAY. Let’s hang out sometime.

      • Ω cynmac will never surrender

        I wonder what kind of measured response our legislators will come up with next?
        After that idiot blew himself up outside of the college football game in 2005, the NFL started requiring that everyone (but especially women) carry their stuff in a clear plastic bag. If you were a regular attendee, you could go to a website before the season started and get 2 for free (per email address). I used my home and business addresses to get four and it was a good thing, because no one else in my family did. No other sporting event even tries to do this, because there are so many more games. The NFL only has 10 regular season games in each stadium. The NBA has 40 and MLB has 44.
        What sucks is if you are a woman who doesn’t know the drill, you have to leave the line, go to an outside tent, buy a plastic bag, put your stuff in the plastic bag and check your handbag. The first season, the tents were mobbed because of course, if your date didn’t tell you, how would you know about a stupid clear bag. Women had their expensive designer bags go “missing” and I am sure that the teams had to reimburse many for that BS. But how would you prove it? I got caught that first time once and when I handed over my bag, I took a picture of it with my phone. And it wasn’t even expensive, just one of my favorites.
        What if the arenas started trying to enforce this for all events? Not that it would prevent someone from standing outside like this guy.
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2005_University_of_Oklahoma_bombing

      • Adrian

        I’m not sure the victims families would feel that way though. Mockery around the 911 attack would not have gone over well at all.

    • smusherface

      The problem is that Trump has used this term to describe Americans – his GOP political opponents, Democrats, the media and anyone else critical of him, so he’s essentially putting terrorists in the same category, which either diminishes the power of it, or equates those I mentioned to terrorists. Not to mention making him sound like a 5 year old.

      • AnnieGetYerFun

        This is true, but you have to remember that he has maybe a total of 500 words in his personal lexicon.

        • smusherface

          Since he’s a master of hyperbole and spouting vitriol, I would’ve thought he could’ve done better than the go-to insult for jocks to use on those smarter than they are. That’s the thing about “loser,” often it’s used by those who are envious, or don’t have the capacity to come up with an intelligent argument or witty retort. It’s seems a little pathetic, particularly since he’s used it so often on people who merely said “mean things” about him (aka told the truth).

          • AnnieGetYerFun

            He is completely pathetic and his insults fall flat. What I think I mean is that I agree with the concept of every decent human being mocking terrorists.

        • Jeff Ackerman

          Maybe thats why he is so popular among the red-neck, blue-collar white-sheet crowd.

          • AnnieGetYerFun

            Oh, clearly his limited ability to express himself is one of the reasons he is adored. “See, Cletus! You don’t need no book larnin’ to be Preznit!”

    • cmd resistor

      So now they are reporting the guy was someone born in the UK, possibly of Libyan descent. But, like many of the European things/bombings, it is local disaffected people who grab on to ISIS much in the way people join street gangs. I know I am oversimplifying, but it seems like people who are somewhat losers who get taken in by these groups who promise them non-loserness. Not totally unlike the white kids who shoot up schools. I could be wrong.

    • Ω cynmac will never surrender
      • Three Finger Salute

        Daeshbags is even better.

    • Adrian

      Yeah, because taunting terrorists worked out so well for Charlie Hedbo. I get what your saying, but these extremists don’t think like everyone else. I would prefer everyone just pack up from the region and leave them too it, including slapping sanctions of any country that is even suspected of funding terrorism, which we all know that Saudi Arabia and Quatar have done.

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      i object to calling it a “war” on terrorism…war implies soldiers, heros, sacrifice, duty, honor.

      They should be called murderous criminals and treated like such – have the FBI chase them, put them in handcuffs, and put them on trial.

      • Serai 1

        Calling it a war gives them cover to take away everyone’s rights.

        • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

          ayup

  • Angela Ruzzo

    Why can’t we just call these terrorists “intolerant religious fanatics”? I guess we can’t do that, because it would apply to a lot of Americans, some of whom are in Congress.

    • smusherface

      Ding, ding, ding! You are correct. It’s the same reason Trump and conservatives objected to Obama saying “violent extremism.” Because he was condemning ALL forms of violent extremism, including the right wing extremism (i.e. white supremacists, sovereign citizens) that’s been responsible for almost as high a body count in the US as Muslim extremism. Trump and conservatives want everyone to believe there’s only one form of extremism.

      • Angela Ruzzo

        So you’re saying they can’t say “violent extremism” because it means they can’t grab all the pussy they want? Of course it does.

  • Bebecca

    Loser is about the worst name an 8 year old boy can call a kid. Or his sister.

    • Ω cynmac will never surrender

      True story ~ went to the Gator Bowl when Georgia Tech was playing Miami in college sportsball. The Miami band was performing at halftime and they were spelling out M-I-A-M-I with their bodies. As each letter was formed, their fans were calling it out. All but the kid next to me who shouted out L-O-S, by now the Tech fans had figured it out an joined in, E-R.
      It was one of the most fun I have ever had.
      Unfortunately, Tech did lose that game, but we will always have that moment. *sniff*

      • Bebecca

        A perfect fine use of the word

  • andyshelt

    As a UK resident (who lives only just a little over 30 miles from Manchester – a city I love and have visited many times), I would just like to say:

    FUCK YOU TRUMP.
    FUCK YOU TRUMP.
    FUCK YOU TRUMP.
    FUCK YOU TRUMP.
    FUCK YOU TRUMP.

    You can’t even do the simple job of saying a few sympathetic words after a tragedy like this as any normal person would. Hell, even W managed to do that.

    To call the perpetrator of this atrocity a “loser” is just so absolutely misguided and inappropriate that words fail me. And as the post makes clear, as far as Trump is concerned, the term “loser” also includes anyone opposed to this massive fucking prick.

  • rocktonsam

    “I know the best words”

  • Manhattan123

    “Associated Press reporter Jonathan Lemire said Trump himself added the “evil losers” remarks into the prepared text, according to a White House official.”

    It was probably necessary for that WH official to add the clarification.

    • Ω cynmac will never surrender

      CYA for the “speechwriter”. That job has got to suck worse than Spicey’s.
      So, who do you think has the worst job in the White House?
      I’m going with Melania, but then too, she recognizes her limitations and doesn’t even try.

      • Manhattan123

        Yeah, but she has to occasionally suck his tiny shriveled dick, and the only other person in the administration who has to do that is Rick Perry.

        • Ω cynmac will never surrender

          Allegedly. Maybe she doesn’t actually have sex with him any more. Maybe she didn’t sign an awful prenup, plus Barron may be autistic which would fuck Trump up in family court, because she could use that to get a decent settlement and it would come out that he had faulty swimmers.
          Melania is an antisemitic, and vapid as all get out, but I am really starting to feel bad for her and Barron.

  • Lesser Tiffany
    • Ω cynmac will never surrender

      Ugh.

    • Persistent Tennessee Rain

      Are he and the Orange Asshole having a “let’s see who can be the biggest douche” contest?

    • Seriously? Fuck you, Bibi you odious sack of shit

    • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

      Yay. That’s totally how you make the world a better place! By scooping up the bodies of the victims in order to catapult them at your enemies.

      You simply can’t wait until they’re buried to score your political twitter jabs, duh! Once they’re buried with dignity, they’re so much harder to exploit as emotional billy clubs.

  • Lesser Tiffany

    My favorite (not favorite) thing right now is all the people going “It’s only Muslims that do terrorism!”

    About Manchester

    Yes because literally no Christian ever has bombed the shit out of Manchester in the name of terrorism.

    • Ω cynmac will never surrender

      Also see: McVeigh, Timothy

      • Lesser Tiffany

        I mean yeah but very specifically Manchester bombed by the IRA in 1996.

        • Ferroequinologist Ron

          Radical Irishic Terrorism.

  • Jeff Ackerman

    Trump is so willing to insult that he doesn’t consider what words actually mean. Someone that fails at something could be called a loser especially if it is a contest. The terrorist’s didn’t lose, as sad as it is, they were successful in the fact that he did what they set out to accomplish. Didn’t someone tell Trump lately that words have meaning? At his age he will not learn. He must have forgotten the magic words, “radical Islamist terrorists” I would like at some point to quit being embarrassed for my country…

    • Ω cynmac will never surrender

      There is even more speculation that Dolt 45 has serious cognitive issues in the news today. It would be irresponsible not to speculate. It’s not like it’s never happened before. See Reagan, Ronald.

      http://www.rawstory.com/2017/05/experts-say-trumps-speech-deterioration-is-a-clear-sign-of-early-dementia/

      • Jeff Ackerman

        Thanks for sharing the article, it’s excellent. I have to agree that something is not right. I don’t think he is mentally ill, cognitive decline certainly fits.

        • smusherface

          Read the original STAT article if you haven’t. It’s illuminating. You should also read the Trump interviews where they published the entire unedited transcripts of the audio taped interviews if you haven’t. Just don’t hurt your jaw when it drops to the floor. The press shouldn’t ever clean up and polish his remarks. People need to know just how profoundly incoherent he is in routine conversation.

          Roger Stone told fellow right wing nut Alex Jones Trump definitely doesn’t have Alzheimer’s, but that if he does, it’s Obama’s fault (of course). Because of “the immense stress Obama’s attacks on Trump have caused. Stress can exacerbate Alzheimer’s, but doesn’t actually cause it. Not to mention that Obama’s been relatively quiet about Trump since his election, releasing one statement about Trump’s Muslim ban, whereas Trump persistently attacked Obama for more than 8 years, and still is, using him as a scapegoat for his own failings.

          • cmd resistor

            Good grief.

  • SisterArtemis

    OT but more dumbshit moments from the Trump Tour:
    Steve Benen, msnbc: Donald Trump makes the wrong impression at Yad Vashem

    Today, Trump visited Yad Vashem, Israel’s principal Holocaust memorial and museum – the American president scheduled a brief visit, that did not include a tour of the museum – and did little to improve upon yesterday’s showing. [….]

    “It is a great honor to be here with all of my friends – so amazing + will never forget!” Trump wrote during his visit to Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, today.

    Raoul Wootliff, a reporter for the Times of Israel, posted on Twitter, “He forgot: ‘See you next summer.’”

    • cmd resistor

      So what was the point. Oh, they laid a wreath. I bet he picked it out personally.

      • Did he leave a few copies of the Electoral Map?

  • theCryptofishist

    Okay, “monsters” are those who serve canned clams. Fuck it–you can make the rest of the joke yourself, canned clams being so not Islamic… But I won’t grab for the easy thing, I’ll sit here and live with my discomfort.

    • Ω cynmac will never surrender

      Not Kosher either.

      • theCryptofishist

        They are much the same, as I understand it,

  • Perkniticky

    Best.headline.ever. Or at least this week.

  • Ω cynmac will never surrender

    And this is why the Brits are better than us and classier than us and less sucky:

    Monday’s blast comes with just over two weeks to go before Britain holds a national election. Campaigning was suspended Tuesday, and perhaps beyond. Security has not featured as a prominent part of the debate, although that may change when campaigning resumes.

    Can you imagine anyone from The Clown Car ™ agreeing to do this? Yeah, me neither.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/lone-attacker-detonated-device-at-manchester-concert-killing-22-including-children/2017/05/23/027d414c-3f57-11e7-b29f-f40ffced2ddb_story.html?hpid=hp_rhp-top-table-main_no-name%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&pushid=5924269efdd5491d0000006f&tid=notifi_push_breaking-news&utm_term=.18842f75d2d9

  • Please. It’s not going to do any good unless he says, “Radical Islamist Losers.”

    • smusherface

      Nope. He doesn’t want to jeopardize that big arms deal with his new buddies the Saudis, which is what prompted him to switch to his go-to put down to insult the terrorists.

  • Persistent Tennessee Rain

    Did he also make an “L” with his baby doll sized fingers and hold them up to his forehead? No? See! Presidential!

  • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

    Can I get an emergency shipment of Facepalms? I need about, let’s see, infinity times never-ending, plus how about throw in every single one that ever occurred throughout history, too. And to be safe, all of the ones every human will ever do, until the end of time. That should about do it!

    THANKS

  • Lyly Sirivong

    I bet the terrorists are so hurt right now, having been called evil losers by the leader of the free world.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e07588ded5f3443260f4fe75461b6a2486f468b005be9b1a196bfe5701d399a7.png

    • dshwa

      Wait, Merkel called them losers too?

  • The Wanderer

    His IQ is one of the highest.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhJxfVBNCAc

  • Lamashtar

    Someone hacked an Arabic Muslim website’s account and used the edit function (apparently) to rewrite their innocuous older comment into a promise to harm Manchester. A screengrab circulated on Twitter for a little while before a Looper journalist figured it out.

    All this happened before ISIS claimed official responsibility. These hoax bastards are FAST, y’all.

  • cmd resistor

    So I just glanced at Trump’s twitter and found this gem from a few hours ago:
    “Israel, Saudi Arabia and the Middle East were great. Trying hard for PEACE. Doing well. Heading to Vatican & Pope, then #G7 and #NATO.”
    So nice to learn he’s “doing well” with that peace/peach thing. Oh, maybe he’s just letting us know he’s doing well, like when you send a postcard. Doing well, wish you were here.

    • Mike Steele

      or: “The weather is here; wish you were beautiful”

  • JParkerSD46

    “Losers”??? That’s all he’s got? Whatever happened to “radical Islamic terrorists”? Why won’t he call them radical Islamic terrorists?!?!?!?!????!!?

  • thewalkindude
  • andyshelt

    “American officials have been criticised for leaking the identity of the Manchester bomber before British police officially named him.

    Salman Abedi was identified in media reports that attributed “US officials” as the source even as their British counterparts remained tight-lipped.

    The disclosures renewed concerns over leaks from Donald Trump’s administration two weeks after the US president revealed classified information, apparently from Israel, to Russia’s foreign minister in a White House meeting. Critics warn that US allies may be less willing to share intelligence in the future.”

    So, Trump isn’t content to obstruct justice in the US, he’s also trying to impede the investigation of terrorist attacks in other countries.

    FUCK YOU TRUMP

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/may/23/trump-administration-manchester-bomber-name-leak

    • KenRob

      Thanks andyshelt, I was starting to wonder if I was all alone in learning about his “loose lips” once again. The US Media is again missing that important fact. It needs to be spread far & wide. Thanks.

      • javadavis

        “No leaks! No leaks! I’m the leak!”

  • tehbaddr

    Now to be fair, Trump never really called it a “Playground taunt”. He should know being the playground bully!

  • Incoming Ham

    He gets more incoherent each day.

  • persistently_resistant_gayby

    Its hard for him – he can’t use bigly words like a bigly 70+ year old boy.

  • Skadi

    Well…he isn’t exactly wrong

  • Moar Wordz

    “The disclosures renewed concerns…”
    Ding,Ding,Ding !!! Winner, winner, Chix dinner…
    Oopsie, woopsie, Trump did it again !!!!!

  • Jo Mathie

    As a Brit who was in London during the 7/7 terror attacks and couldn’t find my brother who was working in a high risk area (seriously cell phones, land lines all shut down). Fuck you Trump. Childish insults are an affront to the victims of the Manchester bomb, and the UK in general. You want to come over and meet the Queen? Oh you will not be met with a gold medal nor a glowing orb unless it’s being thrown at your head.

  • Rickyphoo

    Evil Losers. Evil Doers.

    Why do the Republican keep electing old white men with the vocabulary of an five year old child?

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