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We honestly aren’t sure whether Donald Trump was more unhinged than usual at his rally in Phoenix Tuesday night, or if we simply hadn’t seen him turn the crazy up to Eleven like that since the 2016 campaign. Tuesday’s appearance was an actual campaign rally, paid for by Trump’s 2020 campaign committee. And Donald Trump was presidential as fuck, all the way through explaining that reporters make everything up, accusing the media of not accurately reporting his comments on Charlottesville while he actually misquoted himself, pledging to pardon former sheriff Joe Arpaio, and hinting he might shut down the government if the U.S. Congress doesn’t appropriate the money to build a border wall that he’d promised last year Mexico would pay for. While he was at it, he told the crowd the Secret Service had assured him only a few people were outside the convention center protesting, which was accurate enough if you call thousands “a few.”

We’d offer an analysis of the substantial parts of the speech had there been any. There weren’t, so we’ll offer a couple of summations from the Twitter machine. Republican strategist Rick Wilson described it thusly:

But this is also every bit as accurate:

In one of the rally’s many highlights, Trump spent several minutes reading parts of his statements on Charlottesville, noting that he’d condemned “hatred and bigotry and violence” but conveniently leaving out the part where he condemned the bigotry, hatred, and violence coming “on many sides — on many sides.” He also made no mention of his later insistence that there were “many fine people” marching with the KKK and neo-Nazis in Charlottesville. Trump went on to explain reporters simply don’t love America. In a great disappointment to the crowd, he did not actually direct the beating of a reporter onstage. Give him time.

MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell eventually just gave up on the live coverage of the speech, and cut away to talk with his studio panel about the lies and madness:

Shortly after that, O’Donnell briefly re-joined the rally; Trump was talking about what a terrific apartment he has in Trump Tower, plus he gets to live in the White House, too. O’Donnell cut away to the studio again, saying, “Clearly there is nothing worth following in what he’s talking about,” and then only went back to the rally when Trump dropped his maybe-newsworthy comments about Joe Arpaio and shutting down the government. O’Donnell later explained on Twitter,

At another point, Trump accused CNN of turning off its cameras because the lying media wouldn’t cover his speech. Viewers on CNN saw the entire rant.

 

On the possibility of a pardon for Arpaio, Trump got cheers for saying, yeah, sure, what’s a little criminal contempt of a federal judge’s order to stop discriminating against Latinos?

So was Sheriff Joe convicted for doing his job? You know what, I’ll make a prediction: I think he’s going to be just fine, okay? But I won’t do it tonight because I don’t want to cause any controversy. But Sheriff Joe should feel good.

Trump also called for an end to the filibuster rule in the Senate, blamed “obstructionist Democrats” for refusing to fund the border wall that Mexico will definitely pay for — saying that he’ll shut down the government if it’s not funded — and said he’ll probably just give up on negotiations to reform NAFTA, so maybe he’ll just pull out of the trade agreement altogether.

Oh, and let’s not forget this bit of actual science, from the mind of the president of the United States:

We’ve ended the war on beautiful, clean coal, and it’s just been announced that a second, brand-new coal mine, where they’re going to take out clean coal — meaning, they’re taking out coal, they’re going to clean it — is opening in the state of Pennsylvania.

This is the man with the nuclear codes.

Trump also took the opportunity to slag on Arizona’s two senators, John McCain and Jeff Flake, but very cleverly refused to say their names, because that way, he could make a big deal about how he was following the advice “they” — his advisors? the lying media? the voices in his head? — gave him to not mention their names:

There’s nothing at all weird in Trump’s repeatedly shouting “One vote!” — McCain’s apparently treasonous refusal to pass a sham of an Obamacare repeal — and then going on with his very presidential comments:

“They all said, ‘Mr. President, your speech was so good last night, please, please Mr. President, don’t mention any names.’ So I won’t. I won’t,” said Trump, perhaps referring to his advisers or allies.

“One vote away — I will not mention any names. Very presidential, isn’t it?”

Of Flake, whom Trump cleverly didn’t name either, he said,

Nobody wants me to talk about your other senator, who’s weak on borders, weak on crime. So I won’t talk about him. Nobody wants me to talk about him. Nobody knows who the hell he is!

On NPR this morning, Republican strategist Michael Steel said the stunt was “almost like kids in the back seat of a car: ‘I’m not touching you! I’m not touching you!'” and noted that maybe if Trump wants to pass anything in the Senate, it might be useful not to attack senators from his own party.

Aw, but what fun would that be? It was a big night for Donald and his id. Don’t go spoiling it with details about how legislation gets passed. We’d hate for him to actually figure out how to do that.

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  • Spurning Beer

    Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. Is there anybody here from … Phoenix?

  • TJ Barke

    Lock him in a fucking padded room. The man is fucking crazy.

  • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

    What’s the best soap for cleaning coal? And should I use a scrub brush or steel wool?

  • alwayspunkindrublic

    Wait…wait…he thinks you get clean coal from putting it in the fucking WASHING MACHINE?

    • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

      I don’t think he thinks that. I don’t think he thinks, period.

    • arglebargle

      That’s why coal was so dirty in the olden days. You wanna try getting those lumps through a wringer washer?

    • weejee

      Dry cleaning you silly. Oceans of chlorinated hydrocarbons in addition to the carbon dioxide.

    • cmd resistor

      Right in there with Hillary’s email bleach.

    • Oblios_Cap

      Well, this is the guy who thinks Hillary washed her e-mails in bleach.

    • PubOption
  • mackafritz

    “where they’re going to take out clean coal — meaning, they’re taking out coal, they’re going to clean it”

    He broke my brain.

    • Yellerduck

      “Keep scrubbing ’til it turns white!”

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        No, that’s his Minority Outreach agenda you’re quoting.

  • DerrickWildcat

    Donald Trump is even more persecuted than Jesus. In fact, compared to Donald Trump, Jesus had it easy.

    • JMP

      Given that fictional characters have it easier than real people, sure.

    • Oblios_Cap

      Jesus only had to wear a crown of thorns on his head. Donald has to wear a rabid ferret.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Nailed it!

    • Weird Fishes

      You win.

    • cmd resistor

      Well, Jesus was no angel.

    • (((fka_donnie_d)))

      Get off your gold-plated cross, Donnie!

    • William
    • laughingnome

      Standin on the stage down in Phoenix
      Trying to get my Trumpkins enraged
      The media said, say what’s gone wrong his head
      I said I’m only trying to get me some cheers

      Christ you know it ain’t easy
      It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done
      The way things are going
      I’m gonna gonna resign like Nixon

      • TheoLib

        You don’t quite have the rhyming chops of John Lennon, but very good nevertheless!

  • Alan

    Color me shocked.

  • Cousin Itt de La Résistance
  • Bright Bart

    Um. washing coal is actually a thing. You guys should watch more fox and friends

    http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/green-science/clean-coal.htm

    • TJ Barke

      Still, describing it as clean is a stretch.

      • mackafritz

        Not-as-dirty is probably a better description.

      • miss_grundy

        They think it is clean because they washed it.

      • Bright Bart

        yes it is a bit of lipstick on a pig

    • SomeBigRedDog

      Making coal slightly less polluting than it was during the industrial revolution does not make it “clean” by any stretch of the imagination.

  • alwayspunkindrublic

    Now we know what happens when you stare at the sun without proper eye protection.

  • SomeBigRedDog

    Great, now I get to look forward to a week of the media breathlessly interviewing each and every one of the mouth breathing morons at this rally to figure out what they’re “thinking” and what they “believe”. The Guardian is at it already this morning.

    • weejee

      “thinking” ???

      • SomeBigRedDog

        Hence the quotation marks

    • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

      From what I saw of the crowd, interviewing every attendee shouldn’t take long. Interviewing every protester outside would be a much longer proposition.

      • cmd resistor

        They’d have to work fast, as many of them left in the middle.

  • weejee

    Trump falsely says media turning off the cameras.

    Would it be a sad thing if all the media, save Faux Gnus, Breitfart, Sputnik, and TASS, boycotted the White House from here on? Would serious news coverage be hurt in any way?

    • Permit-holder Ron

      It might actually be improved.

  • Trump will too build the INVISIBLE wall WILL TO WILL TO!!!1!1!
    https://media.giphy.com/media/14clWZvEUxxH7q/giphy.gif

    The best INVISIBLE wall tax dollars can buy

    • Stulexington

      And, at no small extra cost, the invisible wall will be perforated to allow the wind to pass straight through. Take that environmental impact study!

  • JMP

    It’s Phoenix; it’s a place already filled with insane old racist white people where the heat is inhuman and drives nutty people even nuttier, so of course he’d get even more of his psychosis on at his Nuremberg rally there.

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      Phoenix proper is actually pretty blue, with a Dem mayor and a large Latino population. Trumpers are the Rust Belt refugees from the surrounding retirement morgues.

      • cmd resistor

        This would be the mayor who asked him nicely not to come?

  • UncleTravelingMatt

    McCain and Flake need to remember the oath they took to uphold and defend Trump.

  • miss_grundy

    Are you kidding me? CNN keeps going live to video the Tangerine Shitgibbon. They did it throughout the campaign and they are doing it now that he is in the White House. But his knuckle-dragging followers will continue to support him as he leads them over the cliff.

    • Just have a Goebbels picture with Trump rally on audio. Should convey a more accurate picture of what’s going on

  • Joe Beese
    • Eileen Besse

      “A picked house.”

    • UncleTravelingMatt

      “Big fan of Heinrich Himmler. Strongly.”

  • Msgr_MΩment

    These are bad people, but you know me, I’m all about the love.

  • Bill D. Burger
    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

      I used to have a car Phoneix back in the day.

      • doktorzoom

        Oh my. Pretty much the whole Pontiac line of the 80s was a crime against cars.

        And against plastic body mouldings.

    • SomeBigRedDog

      To be fair I can’t spell Pheonix, I mean Phoenix either. But I don’t think I’ve ever butchered it quite that bad.

      • Oblios_Cap

        Then again, neither of us is the president and broadcasting our ignorance to the world.

        • SomeBigRedDog

          I’m actually very clever for a dog.

      • cmd resistor

        I do spell badly on my phone. But I am not sending shit out to millions of people and I am not the *president.

    • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

      iPhone X? I think they’re only up to VIII.

    • Weird Fishes

      It’s because his fingers are so large – like other parts of his body that he won’t mention but trust me, there are have been no complaints about the other parts of his body,.

    • miss_grundy

      Daddy paid for all of his diplomas and promotions through grade and high schools and college.

    • laughingnome

      It’s the porn star spelling.

    • Spurning Beer

      It’s “Phonix,” Donald.

      You have to sound it out.

  • x111e7thst

    covfefe

    • Mr. Blobfish

      Pure applesauce.

  • I, for one, can’t believe there were so many Trump supporters in the last state to recognize Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. It’s just so bizarre.

    • grindstone

      A puzzle, that.

  • Bill D. Burger
    • TJ Barke

      I appreciate her nuanced analysis.

      • Oblios_Cap

        Succinct yet reasoned.

      • MynameisBlarney

        Yes, very subtle.

    • PubOption

      Who is paying Trump’s crowd, Russians, Koch Brothers?

  • Mr. Blobfish

    OK. Now I’m scared. Before, it was all fun and games but Jesus Fuck Almighty, what the hell was that?!?!

    • TJ Barke

      That was full on crazy right wing uncle.

      • miss_grundy

        Now that Bobby Moynihan has gotten his own show on CBS, who will do “Drunk Uncle” on SNL? Because he could probably do the crazy Trumpster. I wonder what Alec Baldwin will say during the first cold open?

  • Oblios_Cap

    “They all said, ‘Mr. President, your speech was so good last night, please, please Mr. President, don’t mention any names.’

    I’m going with “They” being the voices in his head.

    • UncleTravelingMatt

      Not the best people.

    • Bright Bart

      it was pickles.

  • MynameisBlarney

    Turmp’s Phoenix Fail sparks more calls to invoke the 25th Amendment.

    https://www.democraticunderground.com/10141851008

    Well?

    WTF y’all waitin’ on?

    Get ta invokin’!

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      No. nonononono. I want him held accountable. Also I want Pence gone. I’m hoping for a completely hamstrung, standing-alone-in-the-wreckage President Ryan.

      • Claire

        President Hatch or GTFO. I want to see Ryan disgraced and cast into the outer darkness, unable to get a job for the rest of his life.

  • Weird Fishes
  • Bill D. Burger

    One of his really “….smart people. You are the smartest people.”
    at the rally.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DH4eNx7XYAAMgD5.jpg

    • TJ Barke

      Dude looks baked.

      • mackafritz

        Here dude hold this sign.

    • Bright Bart

      is that a vagina and upside down legs on his hat?

      • Oblios_Cap

        Looks like a mudflap logo.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      I can’t read, but I’m man enough to hold a pink sign!

    • Mr. Blobfish

      He’s my favorite from last night. Also, one screenshot has what looks like a Kimberly Guilfoyle impersonator sitting next to a Smellyanne Conway impersonator.

    • Hemp Dogbane

      They have a tiny hand.

    • Nockular cavity

      And, he regrets his abortion.

  • mackafritz

    All the shit he has pitched at the Republicans in the Senate, they will still vote with him 99% of the time.

  • JMP

    Donald was confused, he thought he was giving a speech at the ‘University’ of Phoenix, the scam school that puts Trump ‘University’ to shame in the field of con artistry.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      There were probably a few alumni in attendance.

      • Querolous

        Only if they could get the time off from flipping burgers.

  • cmd resistor

    “Shitshow” is the very word I was thinking, based on the summaries of it, while being quite glad I MISSED that SHITSHOW.
    Remember when Obama used to talk about a how presidential he was?

    • mackafritz

      Remember all the pep rallies Obama had for himself?

      • cmd resistor

        I like how he used to put the media in a little pen, also, too.

        • bbayliss

          I enjoyed the daily stories about David Axelrod, and constant speculation about “who was up and who was down” on the White House staff.

  • MynameisBlarney

    LOL

    Lawrence O’Donnell fuckin’ kicks ass.

    https://www.democraticunderground.com/1017453863

    • TJ Barke

      That’s how to journalism.

    • Vincent Ricola

      Lawrence O’Donnell was amazingly out of fucks to give last night.

    • bbayliss

      According to breitbart the ‘liberal media” overreacted in such a manner as to expose the greatness of the prez.
      Kinda like when being banned is considered victory.

      • Bub, the cynical zombie

        The only thing “great” about that loony cocksucker is the breadth of his ass.

  • guest

    Washington Post reports that half way through his rant-hundreds of people left the arena. Others were siting on the floor looking at their phones. I guess these were the paid actors that were recruited the other day via twitter. Their shift didn’t end until 11 so they were stuck.

    On stage-Trump gave a shout out to General Kelly and orders him to come out on the stage. Kelly was no where to be found on stage. General Kelly was probably too embarrassed to be seen with Trump. This is a picture of Kelly last week while Trump was giving his speech about Charlottesville .

    http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2017/08/16/08/article-4794468-4349FDC300000578-507_636x404.jpg

    The man couldn’t hold his head up last week. Can’t imagine what’s he thinks now. Batsh!te Crazy doesn’t even begin to characterize Don the Con 45.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Wouldn’t it be violating the Hatch Act (looking at you, Benjamin Carson) for him to have participated in a campaign rally?

      • guest

        It is. a violation of the Hatch Act but republicans are the ones who should bring up the charges or at least initiate an investigation into Carson being there. It may be a gray area for the COS.

    • Oblios_Cap

      He should resign before Trump fires him for insufficient loyalty…

    • Latverian Diplomat

      “In my day, paid supporters gave it their all! Kids today.”
      — Joseph Goebbels

    • greyXstar

      I wouldn’t be surprised if he wasn’t even there. Donnie’s just plain bonkers.

  • Bill D. Burger
  • Mr. Blobfish

    ♫ I’m gonna wash that coal right outa my hair ♫

  • Michael Smith

    How does he get through a day?

    • Mr. Blobfish

      They sit him in front of a computer and have him watch PornHub all day.

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      Obliviously, and enabled by craven courtiers.

  • Proud Liberal

    We no longer have any adults who can take care of this problem. The American people are fucked.

  • memzilla Ω

    I’ll give Dolt 45 this: every day he finds a new way to embarrass and shame the USA.

    • Oblios_Cap

      Greatly!

    • TJ Barke

      Doesn’t seem very new… Same old shit, really.

      • Mpeg

        “Take out the coal and clean it” — that’s pretty new, to me, in the realm of You Can’t Make This Sh!t Up

  • Latverian Diplomat

    “This hole is where we dig up the coal, then we bury the dirty party of the coal in that hole. Clean coal!”

    “There’s just a conveyor belt running between the two holes.”

    “Umm…it’s still in the prototype stage. Every great technology takes time to develop. Clean coal!”

  • MynameisBlarney
  • Cousin Itt de La Résistance
  • Hemp Dogbane

    The coal will never be clean if he keeps pulling it out of his ass.

  • Painter of Goats

    I’m waiting for the photo op of Paul Ryan in an apron washin’ that coal.

    • Mr. Blobfish

      After it’s already been cleaned.

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      At a homeless shelter.

      • BearDeLaOursistance

        Next to his own cot.

    • Bright Bart

      OMG please yes!

  • alwayspunkindrublic

    And if he gives a speech the day after he burns the Reichstag that nears the bar of basic sentience and human appearance, Congress and the “liberal media” will praise him for pivoting and acting “presidential”.

  • Bill D. Burger
  • Bill D. Burger
    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

      I’m guessing it’s not Julius.

  • Belasaurius

    I feel sorry for whoever has to watch this crap and report on it

    • SweetDeeKat

      And I deeply appreciate it, Dok. I’ve had a touchy stomach for the last week. Reading Wonkette is much more palatable than real life.

    • GunToting[Redacted]

      What’s the timeline estimate before someone kills a reporter? 45* is setting the press up as the ultimate enemy, and I completely believe that it is inevitable that someone will rid Trimp of one of his “meddlesome priests.”

      • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

        Lack of media coverage would really cheese him off. The mainstream media is starting to have a legitimate case to make that their safety would be threatened

  • Bill D. Burger
    • Latverian Diplomat

      Belly fat not optional.

    • Mr. Blobfish

      When the weather gets a little cooler, they will switch to ill-fitting blue suits with red ties down to their scrotum.

  • Vagenda and Pee-ara

    Weird how the black cult member and the older blonde woman in the MAGA hat are ALWAYS behind Trump at all of his rallies. I wonder if Soros is paying them to be there?

  • Latverian Diplomat

    “As crazy as I sound right now, I was equally crazy during the campaign. The media never complained then. In fact, they gave me loads of free air time.”
    — Donald Trump

  • eyelashviper

    you’d think that even the morons attending would see his lies…the crowd size is a good example…

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b61c2fbfb7a30e556e9e5e380fd65468ef2ee0616f41c6b5ed8c25721db47eab.jpg?w=600&h=540

    • cmd resistor

      You just can’t see his invisible imaginary friends, but they are there.

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      Me and every AZ lib I know applied for all the tickets we possibly could to try to guarantee empty seats.

      • eyelashviper

        Thank you!!!!

      • Snopes Shop

        Doing god’s work

    • (((Alt-Sedagive)))

      FOTOSHOP!1!1

    • Vagenda and Pee-ara

      I was wondering when his crowd sizes would start to shrink. The GOP’s base still loves him, but I suspect even they are getting tired of listening to his boasts and braggin.

      • cmd resistor

        Seems like the last few have been less than full, except maybe the Boy Scouts, the captive audience. Even then, he inflated the numbers.

      • Querolous

        Perhaps they have run out of discriminatory discretionary income.

    • Beanz&Berryz

      I gotta ask. Is the real from Phoenix?

      • eyelashviper

        I think so, and I saw videos elsewhere with a few dazed looking Trumpanzees wandering around, plenty of empty space on the floor (and between their ears).

    • Mr. Blobfish

      Where’s he talking at? The Phoenix roller rink?

    • Bub, the cynical zombie

      Why is the media not hammering on this? Shouldn’t it be considered newsworthy that the goddamn President of the United States can’t even draw flies to one of his fucking rallies?

    • NastyBossetti

      I don’t think that pic is from Phoenix last night. He wasn’t in an arena. I think this is:
      https://twitter.com/davecatanese/status/900165684226703360

  • mackafritz

    And this:
    But I won’t do it tonight because I don’t want to cause any controversy. But Sheriff Joe should feel good.

    So if he does this at 3AM on a Saturday morning there will be no controversy?

  • SpudRaider

    Every time I’m reminded Trump has the Nuke Codes I hope the military has dismantled all the warheads w/o telling him.

    • Mr. Blobfish

      Just hand him a real football. He won’t know the difference.

    • mackafritz

      Tell him the code is BR549.

      • SpudRaider

        Do you really think Trump ever watched Hee-HAW? I mean he could have been like the out of place city character or a corrupt politician on the show they all made fun of.

        • Querolous
          • SpudRaider

            Dude/ Dudette I love Green Acres & Petty Coach Junction. When I was young I used to watch the reruns with my stoner Mormon buddies… their moms could never understand how any of us could find it so funny. We used to refer to getting stoned as going to Hooterville

    • Thiazin Red

      Man when you have to hope that there would be someone willing to step in and commit treason to stop him…

    • Résistance Land Shark Ω
  • House0fTheBlueLights

    lolsob

    On second thought, just sob.

  • (((Alt-Sedagive)))

    Echoes of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “The Press Hates America and Won’t Give Me a Break but Hey, I’ve Got a Huge, Beautiful Home in Upstate New York and By the Way my Leg Hurts all the Time but You Don’t Hear Me Complaining Because I’m Still Getting All the Babes – Bootstraps!” speech that rallied a grateful nation.

    • SnarkON

      MAGA!

    • Latverian Diplomat

      When the Axis deposed him no one noticed.

    • Thiazin Red

      To be fair though FDR’s house is pretty god damn pretty nice.

      • armed_bears

        And, if my understanding of history is correct, he was getting a little Laura Linney on the side.

  • William
  • Bill D. Burger
  • Vagenda and Pee-ara

    Are people at the rally chanting “lock him up?” God, I hope so.

  • Raan

    Sounds like lack of cable helped me dodge this huge bullet.

    • proudgrampa

      Lucky you!

  • SayItWithWookies

    He also promised that our military is “going to make unbelievable sacrifices.” He said this like he was promising everyone a steak dinner, and they should all be thrilled. If I was in the military, I’d take that shit seriously.

    • SnarkON

      He’s going to direct the military to go up to Mt. Ararat and offer up the entire country to Yaweh.

  • SnarkON

    You know who else was weak on borders?

    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

      Poland?

      • TundraGrifter

        “The Afghanistan of Europe.”

      • Beanz&Berryz

        And Belgium

    • Vincent Ricola

      Taco Bell?

    • thewalkindude

      Barnes and Noble?

    • Lefty Wright

      Betsy Ross. The flag was supposed to have glittery gold borders. Sad.

      Donald J Trump

      • Rags

        And fringe! Don’t forget the fringe!!1!

    • janecita

      Georgia? Ukraine?

    • Raan

      Blood cells in a hypotonic solution?

    • laughingnome

      Barnes & Noble?

    • Rags

      AirBNB?

    • Querolous

      Barnes and Noble?

      Gah!

  • Bill D. Burger
  • JohnBull

    Anyone who’s stuck in Phoenix for more than a day starts to act like this.

  • Nockular cavity

    THEY’RE GOING TO CLEAN IT.

    That’s it, I’ve got too much drinking to catch up on now, bye!

  • Latverian Diplomat

    “I’ve been criticized for my what I said but all I said was ‘A,,,the,,,and,,,to’ What’s wrong with that?.”
    — Trump’s practice of editing out the embarrassing parts of previous remarks reaches its inevitable endpoint.

  • Bill D. Burger
  • janecita

    Off topic, here is Randy Rainbow’s new song.
    https://youtu.be/If4eQHYKSu8

    • Rags

      super great!

  • calliecallie

    I think I’m going to do yoga or something at lunch. It’s just been that kind of day.

    • janecita

      That’s a great idea, I’ll be joining you.

    • Vincent Ricola

      I’m doing the full hour of lunchtime meditation.

  • alwayspunkindrublic

    If you’re a mentally unbalanced, self-loathing black man who craves a LOT of attention, Trump is the man for you. Dude is front and center at every rally.

    • fawkedifiknow

      You must be talking about Trumps personal “African-American.”

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        What, you don’t have one too? Get with the times!

        • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

          They’ve been tough to find on the store shelves since about 1863.

    • doktorzoom

      He’s got a bit of a history. The real question is how, despite that history, the organizers keep putting him right behind Trump. https://wonkette.com/607966/meet-the-genuine-death-cultist-behind-all-those-white-people-with-blacks-for-trump-signs

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        “You go to war with the black supporter you have, not the two or three black supporters you wish you had.”

      • Raan

        He’s the only black person not named Ben Carson who will talk to them.

  • DerrickWildcat

    Great turnout to see me. The line to get in to see me in person was longest in history.
    I am very very loved in Phoenix.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b637e896503fbeaa74efeb84bb94bac0a0ce6abeb1156f96c7283473cdcf6eed.jpg

  • Rick Hill

    So, if we graph trump’s preznitial progress, it would be a consistently downward trend. Using that we can seriously ask: At what point will he get up and attempt to fire Congress?

    • Permit-holder Ron

      Didn’t he threaten something of the kind a couple of weeks ago?

      • Rick Hill

        Proly. I mean literally try to do it, though

  • Beanz&Berryz

    As for his Lies about Charlottesville comments, the Moran doesn’t appreciate what it means to be tapped.

  • Mavenmaven

    Talking about the danger from gangs and immigrants with an actual alledged murderer from a murderous cult gesticulating wildly behind him.

  • (((fka_donnie_d)))

    They have to do this. They have to promise him he can have one of these after a serious, grownup speech.

    Because he is 5 years old.

    What the base doesn’t realize (yet) is, that means the “grownups” think they (the base) completely irrelevant. Hopefully that realization will dawn without massive bloodshed.

  • Michael R
    • Latverian Diplomat

      “Flop sweat usually helps with that…but it’s not working!”

  • h4rr4r

    Different kind of coal there Trumpety.

    PA is reopening a metallurgical coal mine, that was closed 5 years ago due to low prices. Steel production increases have driven up the market price of metallurgical coal.

    • mackafritz

      And how many jobs? I bet it isn’t the thousands he keeps crowing about.

      • h4rr4r

        Estimates are at 100, until the price falls and they close the mine again.

  • goonemeritus

    Remember when Trump promised he would switch his tone and become the most boring and presidential President ever?

    • Latverian Diplomat

      He doesn’t.

  • The many uses of “clean coal”:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFJVbdiMgfM

  • Flashman

    If Trump had given this rant wearing a hockey mask and carrying a chainsaw, Paul Ryan would tweet about how America doesn’t stand with psycho killers (which isn’t even true).

  • msgypsy

    I’m 99.999% sure he thinks they clean coal by washing it with Dawn dish detergent. Like they do for the cute little birdies that get oil on them after an oil spill. Oil spills are FINE, all it takes is Dawn dish detergent and our economy is back on track. We can use Dawn to clean coal!
    Also might work for car emissions.

    • VirginiaWackelpudding

      It’s the secret ingredient in the crap they use to clean up oil spills too! Alaska has the cleanest rocky coast now. And the shrimp from the gulf are soo shiney!

      • MrTusks

        Oily ducks that get cleaned with Dawn are just as delicious as regular ducks!

    • Rick Hill

      He has no clue what anything he uses for his speeches mean. It gets a reaction. He knows more about McDs than any of this shit he spouts at his rallies

  • Latverian Diplomat

    “I will build a wall around the Senate to keep people like this Phil E. Buster guy from coming in and stealing our legislating jobs.”
    — Donald Trump

  • Permit-holder Ron

    The man is freaking NUTS, America.
    This ‘speech’ is gonna gin him up so much that he’ll be even crazier than usual for the rest of the week. I’m sure Venezuela and the DPRK are watching closely.

    • georgiaburning

      Next stop, Reno. Your turn, Nevada

    • Latverian Diplomat

      Well they are in the new axis of evil, along with California, I think it was?

  • House0fTheBlueLights

    So has there actually been a coup? Kelly, McMasters, Mattis, McConnell actually in charge and the psychophants (sic) in the WH just feeding Donnie who’s the President? Yes, you’re the President bullshit all day?

    • Rags

      You will know it’s Seven Days in August when they put on their dress unis and attire 4-5 in a 6 star general’s uniform. I’m scared.

  • Mr. Blobfish

    Trump sez a lot of things.

  • BigCSouthside

    Trot out a couple black speakers: “see I’m not racist”
    Trot out Franklin Graham: “see I’m a friend on Mr Jesus”

    Then OVER AN HOUR of racist dog whistles, lies, and narcissism.

    snark off/. This man is dangerously mentally disturbed. Full stop.

    Further, if you support this man anymore, I have nothing but contempt for you. I don’t care if you suffer. I don’t care if your kids die in some war he starts. I don’t care that your entire bloodline will be poor white trash for generations.

    You wanted this. Fuck you.

  • Bub, the cynical zombie

    As I look at this appalling, slow motion trainwreck, the tagline from the movie “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” keeps coming to mind: “Who will survive – and what will be left of them?”

    • (((Alt-Sedagive)))

      Leatherface/Grandpa 2020!

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      My money’s on the turtle…

  • UncleTravelingMatt

    https://www.balloon-juice.com/2017/08/23/ive-seen-your-picture-your-name-in-lights-above-it/ :

    “Peggy Noonan, a conservative columnist at the Wall Street Journal, has joined NBC News and MSNBC as a contributor, the cable channel announced Sunday.”

    Can’t believe I missed this.

    • Marion in Savannah

      Oh, just kill me now.

    • eyelashviper

      Of course, where else can we see a gin soaked nitwit cry over her long lost Raygun?

    • JohnBull

      I’m getting buzzed just reading about that.

    • WeaselPoo

      Hasn’t she dpne enough for this country already?

      • Permit-holder Ron

        ‘For’ or ‘to’?

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      “Manuel, I’m gonna need some that wonderful accelerant ingredient you tastefully mixed in with the olives last week…”

    • TheGrandWazoo2

      Her new ‘Reagan Years’ biography is coming out.
      https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/17/21015368_e1a73d7dde.jpg

  • Toomush_Inferesistance

    When he said: “They all said, ‘Mr. President, your speech was so good last night, please, please Mr. President, don’t mention any names,” was he time travelling in his head again?..

    • Ghenghis McCann

      ‘This is a true story. The events depicted took place in Phoenix in 2017. At the request of the survivors, the names have been changed. Out of respect for the dead, the rest has been told exactly as it occurred.’

  • Vagenda and Pee-ara

    I like how the two old ladies and the guy with the “veterans for Trump” sign are shaking their heads at how sad it is that Republicans couldn’t get rid of socialistic health care. I’d like to get rid of THEIR health care that I pay for. This proves that one out of three Trump supporters are just as stupid as the other two.

    • JohnBull

      It’s that entitlement attitude–they deserve everything but anyone else younger than them are just takers. I seriously hate how greedy these people are.

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        Same here. I always point out to Republicans when they bitch about all the “takers” who live off of socialists entitlements, that SS and Medicare are the two biggest entitlements. They then explain to me how they earned their entitlements, as opposed to other people who are just takers. I always say “actually, you didn’t earn SS or Medicare. If that were true, the government would just write you a check for all the money you put in, plus some interest.” They’re too stupid to realize how health insurance, or a social safety net works.

        • MrTusks

          Socialism only works if I’m the one getting paid.

          • Vagenda and Pee-ara

            It’s not socialism when I’M the one receiving it.

            ~Every Republican I’ve Ever Met

  • Permit-holder Ron

    ‘So far so good. A few more times through the washing machine and it’ll be clean as a whistle!’ http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/03079/coal_3079990b.jpg

  • Latverian Diplomat

    “We’re going to build that wall, and then I’m going to send so many invoices to Mexico. You think Trump Tower is yuge, and it is, but there will be a much taller stack of invoices. And inside of that stack will be a beautiful apartment. Very classy.”
    — Donald Trump

    • Vagenda and Pee-ara

      I’m not sure if this is real or not. That says a lot.

  • Elendira

    The more and more this guy speaks and goes off the fucking rails, I am more convinced that Andy Kauffman faked his own death, killed and replaced real Trump in the past and this is just crowning moment of his Kafkaesque performance art.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      And we thought the wrestling women bit went on too long…

    • jesterpunk

      Kauffman had actual talent and couldn’t pull off something as stupid as Trump. If it wasn’t actually happening in real life no one would ever believe this story ever, its just too ridiculous.

  • Latverian Diplomat

    This just in: Experimental bacteria escapes from Clean Coal Research Lab. Nation’s asphalt roads are now disturbingly tidy.

  • eyelashviper

    Compare and contrast…note that the German guy demanded neatness and efficiency…

    http://www.diversityinc.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Trump-Hitler-rally.jpg

  • Jgb979

    Keep shit talking congress Donnie J.

    Even if your weird cult of meth spittle trailer park fascists loving racist high school drop outs keeps loving you.

    If they don’t vote for congress in 2018 you are FUUUUUUUUCCCCKED

  • anon_the_great

    Impeach the motherfucker already

    • William
    • Vagenda and Pee-ara

      So we can have an effective, albeit dense, Republican at the helm? No thanks! I’d rather stick with this idiot, because he’s so repugnant, he might actually get people off their asses to go out and vote.

      • anon_the_great

        I’m sorry but Donald J Trump is a clear and present danger to the continued existence of our species. Living in the luckiest nation in history has given us a false sense of security. No one will let him push the button, right? Wrong. The way the system is set up no one can stop POTUS. We can figure out the politics later.

        • Claire

          This. This is not a matter of whether Mitt Romney is more or less offensive than John McCain. This is an actual megalomaniac with his finger on the nukes. You know who doesn’t vote? Shadows baked into the concrete by a nuclear blast, that’s who.

          • anon_the_great

            Bravo Claire

          • Claire

            Other people who don’t vote include: POC, women, Jews, scientists, and others sufficiently alarmed by the President of the United States openly siding with the KKK and Neo-Nazis that they head for the exits and move out of the country.

          • Vagenda and Pee-ara

            President Pence might actually be able to pass some legislation, and also to overturn Roe V. Wade. I’d long for nuclear winter if Pence was the president. Trump will, hopefully, continue to divide the GOP, and be completely ineffective at passing any legislation.

          • Claire

            All Pence would be able to do is sign EOs, just like Trump does, and you can’t overturn Roe v. Wade by EO; it’s not like he can snap his fingers and bam, instant Handmaid’s Tale. Congress passes legislation, and their problem isn’t Trump, it’s that they don’t know how to govern and they have a caucus that’s half crazed nihilistic bomb-throwers and half people who won’t keep their jobs if sane people don’t vote for them.

            Abortion rights are a make-or-break deal for me too, but literal destruction of life on the planet is higher priority. Any EO Pence wrote restricting abortion rights would have to make its way through the courts, just like the immigration ban did, and it might well meet the same fate. There is no judicial reprieve for nuclear winter or climate change.

          • Vagenda and Pee-ara

            I don’t think Trump will start a nuclear war. He loves Donald Trump waaaay too much to kill himself. I do think he’s ineffective as all hell (which I love), and I think he will continue to turn decent Republicans (the few that are left) off, as well as most moderates, with his blatant racism and self aggrandizement.

            My mother is a lifelong Republican who has voted in every election during her lifetime. She did vote in 2016, but she voted for Evan McMullin. She just couldn’t pull the trigger for that crude, loud mouthed, baboon, Donald Trump.

            I realize Pence can’t overturn Roe V. Wade after he became president, but he would spend an inordinate amount of his time trying to get courts to overturn it. Pence is a true believer in all the reich wing’s worst ideas, Trump is a selfish delusional idiot who could care less about the GOP’s hopes and dreams (other than the tax cuts that will benefit him).

            My hope is that Trump gets impeached at the tail end of his presidency, after his approval ratings are 20% (like Bush’s were) , and Democrats win in a landslide of epic proportions.

          • Claire

            Whether Trump starts a nuclear war is, unfortunately, not entirely up to him. He could also start one by goading North Korea into a first strike, though that looks less likely now than it did. Someone with nukes in the Middle East could decide that he needs to stop flailing around over there before they all wind up nuking each other. The world is full of bad actors, and it’s as clear to every one of them as it is to us that America is hobbled with an idiot president and what is possibly the most venal, incompetent Congress in history. Areas of the world that are resource-rich and ruled by morons tend to come to a bad end.

            As far as the right wing’s worst ideas, Pence is totally a believer in them, but so are McConnell and Ryan and Darrell Issa and Rand Paul and the evangelist wing of the party; or at least they’re willing to actively move on them. The House and Senate health care bills didn’t fail because of Trump, they failed because they were awful, miserable bills, and the career politicians took one look and ran in the other direction. If we’re going to have a figurehead for a party that can’t even get its awful health care ideas implemented with a seven-year head start, I’d rather it be the one who isn’t actively trying to start a race war on behalf of butthurt white male supremacists who think the government should assign women to them.

          • Vagenda and Pee-ara

            ” If we’re going to have a figurehead for a party that can’t even get its awful health care ideas implemented with a seven-year head start, I’d rather it be the one who isn’t actively trying to start a race war on behalf of butthurt white male supremacists who think the government should assign women to them.”

            I genuinely believe ONE of the reasons McCain voted against that awful bill, was just as a “fuck you” to Trump. I want Trump to continue to piss off the GOP, and continue to be the ineffective leader he has been. His presidency has been an unmitigated disaster. The only republican president who might have been worse, would have been Cruz.

            I agree with you that Pence would be more measured in his dog whistles about race. Trump’s brought the GOP’s racism out in to the light, and I’m not sure that’s a bad thing. We’ve all known for years that the GOP gets white working class people to vote against their own interests through racism. Pence would unite the GOP (other than the maybe die hard Nazis), while Trump will continue to be Trump, and destroy the GOP.

            As much as I LOATHE Donald Trump, I think he’s the inevitable result of 40 years of Republican rat fucking and assorted bullshit, and I think he might be the dagger that finally kills the vampire GOP. That’s my sincere hope.

            I’m watching Ana Navarro on CNN begging the GOP to start condemning Trump. The upcoming topic is “will Trump tear the GOP apart?” Eventually I think only actual morons and Nazis will support Trump. I hope he goes out with disapproval ratings worse than GWB’s.

        • bbayliss

          trump/Pence are symptoms, the GOP is the disease.

          • anon_the_great

            Agreed, but I’d rather have the flu than brain cancer.

          • Claire

            A fever is a symptom too, but when you’re running 105 is not the time to treat the underlying cause. It’s the time to bring down the fever before your brain fries like an egg.

        • Vagenda and Pee-ara

          I think his idiot kids will stop him from nuking anything. I hope.

          • Rags

            With all due respect, dream on. If we are down to relying on his children, we are already doomed.

          • Vagenda and Pee-ara

            Trump’s stupid, but he’s not going to start a nuclear war. He’s too in love with himself. All of his decisions are made based on what’s best for Donald Trump.

          • MilwaukeeKent

            With the corrective that “what’s best” is what makes DT “feel” good. Best would be the damned facts, but unless the facts or the news is positive for him, it’s a lie and fake news. He’s the worst kind of stupid.

          • Vagenda and Pee-ara

            He’s beyond stupid. I’m not even sure we have a word that describes someone with his level of stupidity, incompetence, arrogance, etc…

          • greyXstar

            How many times have we seen articles about how his idiot kids had tried to steer him in a certain direction, and at the last minute he careened into the exact opposite one? He’s insane and literally uncontrollable.

          • Vagenda and Pee-ara

            He’s an idiot, but he’s a self centered idiot. He won’t kill himself with a nuclear war. Plus, he desperately wants to be loved, and if his idiot followers are dead, they won’t be able to turn up at his rallies.

            I think he’s damaged his presidency so badly, that the best he could do at this point is get off of Twitter, and stick to doing what he does best – play golf and pussygrab.

          • Weird Fishes

            I have to wonder just how much they actually “prevent” or “discourage.” All they have really done so far is say they are; is there any actual evidence that they do it? Because unless I’m off in my reckoning, they’re either totally ineffective or just lying their faces off. Given their respective family histories I’d say the latter is more likely.

          • Vagenda and Pee-ara

            I think with Bannon out, he’ll start listening to Ivanka more. He would have been smart to listen to her and Jared from the beginning. He grossly overestimated the typical republican voter’s knowledge of what they’re actually voting for. The typical Republican is an idiot, who thinks they’re voting to screw blacks, Hispanics, gays, etc… They literally thought Trump was going to give them BETTER health care than Democrats. That’s how stupid these people are, they don’t know that they’re voting to screw themselves.

          • Poorly Behaved Pérsistanista

            Ivanka can’t even get him to not ban trans people from the military, while lying about it having stemmed from conversations with “his” generals.

          • Vagenda and Pee-ara

            I’m counting on his self love to prevent a nuclear war.

          • Jeffery Campbell

            “Hope” is not a strategy.

          • Vagenda and Pee-ara

            Neither is letting a religious nut job run the country. I prefer the current nut job to Pence. That’s my opinion, and I’m sticking to it. Trump will most likely destroy the GOP, Pence would probably be successful in actually destroying the country.

          • Jeffery Campbell

            Hey, I don’t disagree. Trump is crazy but so for ineffectual. Pence is a right-wing crazy who can probably get things done. Terrible, terrible things.

          • Vagenda and Pee-ara

            At least we can console ourselves with the fact that the current idiot is amusing in his depravity and incompetence.

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      “Let all the snakes that are in the house come out.”

      -Claudius

  • Randy Riddle

    Are they serving lead paint as a beverage at Cracker Barrel now?

    • ariel_gee_398

      It’s the secret ingredient in the Trump Tower Taco Bowl.

  • Résistance Land Shark Ω

    The media should stop covering any trump “rally” that is financed by his “relection campaign.” Just stop. Report it the next day, since the whole fucking thing can summarized in three sentences.

    • jesterpunk

      Someone should remind Turtle that congress shouldn’t do anything during campaign season. The voters should get to decide once the election is over.

    • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

      One sentence is enough:

      “Donald Trump appeared at a campaign rally in Phoenix yesterday, and spouted a bunch of complete horseshit. Back to you, Jane.”

    • anon_the_great

      Eh, cover them but not live. A re-cap is enough

      • blarg

        With fact checking and analysis. You know, like journalists do.

        • Jeffery Campbell

          Sigh….I remember journalists.

    • bbayliss

      OR…cover them as campaign rallies, show the crowd size, point out the supporters who keep showing up in the background, report on money raised, and ask who is he running against?

      • Weird Fishes

        I think he’s running against himself, mostly. Maybe that ham sandwich over there. It looked at him funny.

      • puredog

        Who is he running against? AOTK.

  • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

    If I got laid every time someone says “Fuck Trump” I’d probably be dead now.

  • blarg

    Hopefully this will be the straw that breaks the turtle’s back. Don’t piss off McConnell. He’s really the only thing standing between you and impeachment, Donnie.

    • bbayliss

      The “profane shouting match” occurred on August 9th.

      • Weird Fishes

        Next to the pee hooker and Comey tapes, this what the American people want.

    • anon_the_great

      Yeah, but shit weasel Ryan and his murder of paste eaters have to indict first.

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        If Trump starts to endanger Republican’s hold on the House, Ryan will turn on Trump pretty quickly.

        • TheFamilyThalamusPersists

          I keep telling Mr. Thalamus this, but he doesn’t believe it, mindblowingly.

          • Vagenda and Pee-ara

            I believe that Ryan hates Trump’s guts, but like most other tax cutting, mainstream corporate stooge Republican legislators, he doesn’t want to turn off Trump’s base of cousin fucking morons.

      • Poorly Behaved Pérsistanista

        Referring to the GOP majority in the House as a “murder of paster eaters” is pure genius.

    • puredog

      Plus the House (still). If the House goes, McConnell will go with them.

      • blarg

        Yes, yes, but all y’all are killing my fantasy rn.

    • OrdinaryJoe

      They mutually believe in the same evil. They don’t have to like each other to work for the same end. They pass tax breaks for the rich and he will sign. They fuck over health care and he will sign. They screw Social Security and he is only too happy to sign. As for impeachment, McConnell is irrelevant until something happens in the House first and that is not going to happen, and the Trumpenfurher knows that.

      • Toomush_Inferesistance

        Well, McConnell leaked the feud phone call info…so there’s that…

  • Bub, the cynical zombie

    Boy, those shots of the Cavs 2016 NBA championship celebration are still being trotted out. Please tell us more about “fake news,” reich wingers…

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/08/who-thought-phoenix-had-that-much-green-trump-fans-used-fake-photo-to-wildly-inflate-rally-size/?comments=disqus

    • bbayliss

      Let them continue to delude themselves, remember skewed polls and president Romney?

  • CeeQ

    Clean. The. Coal.
    I give up. This is madness.

    • Weird Fishes

      Scrub a dub dub, dirty coal in, clean coal out, from that coal-washing tub.

      So yes, you’re right. Madness.

    • Les Appentis De la résistance
  • Paul Dietzel

    Did they have odds in Vegas whether he and Gus Mally were going to make it to Phoenix in that big ol’ armored up Greyhound? Nag, Nag, Nag

  • Bub, the cynical zombie

    Every morning, David Corn has been tweeting “Today would be a good day for Donald Trump to release his income tax records.” He switched it up a little bit today:

    https://twitter.com/DavidCornDC/status/900334256764973056

    • laughingnome

      I doubt he’s every sought help.

      • SeeTrain65

        He’s caused everyone else to.

  • Robbertjan Brandenburg

    It starts to look more and more like Trump is getting his lynch mob ready for when Mueller strikes.

    • bbayliss

      Defense fund.

  • Rags
  • Jenny

    The maker of that coal cleaning detergent would probably make way more money if it sold it to women worried about grass stains on soccer uniforms.

  • SweetDeeKat

    Requesting details of the crowd size. I saw that some GOP twat reused the Cleveland Cavaliers’ parade crowd photo AGAIN.

  • OrdinaryJoe

    If the television and cable channels did not cover these events, it would stop. The only reason he does it is to manipulate the media into giving him lots of air time so he can get free access to his StormTrumper constituency. But he is the flame to the media moths: they circle around his flame, despite the danger that represents, because they can’t help themselves.

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      Because he is still must-see TV….not their fault. Their fault has been in some silly idea of “equivalence”…

      • OrdinaryJoe

        Do you think they would bother covering wall to wall a Warren or Sanders speech with a full throated rebuttal? I don’t!

  • Bitter Scribe

    I wonder what would happen if the press collectively said, “No, fuck you, we’re not going to stand in that stupid pen in the corner so you can incite your moron followers to yell at us. Either let us out of that pen or we’re not covering your goddamn rallies.”

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    Allowing Trump to lie uninterrupted to a live TV audience is a disservice to that audience

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0b8e8f10de49876495413779411443b7f093d38ebe972424e9aa6eb8fa70a928.jpg

    • toughsister

      No, it isn’t. The audience is too f***ing far gone. At least the one behind him.

      • kareemachan

        Maybe they roofied him and told him to do that?

  • Toomush_Inferesistance

    “Crazy shit! You love it! Look at this black guy behind me! I love him! And he hardly cost anything! Hard to find, though! I had the best people looking! Crazy shit!”…

  • Me not sure

    That was not a pivot toward being “Presidential”. He really drove the banana wagon over the cliff last night.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    CNN does not want its failing viewership to watch what I’m saying

    Speaking of failure

    • toughsister

      Where is your evidence?

      • covfefesumgame0005

        do you need to be taught how to follow a link?

      • Resistance Fighter Callyson

        You wanted evidence?

        Poll: Trump hits new low after Charlottesville

        President Donald Trump’s approval rating has hit a new low following a week in which a majority of voters believe he did more to divide the country than unite it, a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll shows.

        Only 39 percent of voters approve of the job Trump is doing in this week’s poll — conducted entirely following the president’s various scripted and impromptu reactions to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia — down from 44 percent just a week ago. Fifty-six percent of voters disapprove in the new poll, up from 52 percent last week.

        (Tip: the red font means it is a live link. You should click on it for the details.)

  • La forza del resistino

    Donald’s loathsomeness is only exceeded by the idiots cheering behind him. Unlike Donald, they’re not even making a dime off his presidency.

    • Raan

      Unless they’re the ones that answered that Craigslist ad.

      • Garbageman

        Yeah, I heard some of ’em got 50 bucks! I’ll go if he speaks in Florida just for fun, and say: Where’s my money, bitch?

      • La forza del resistino

        It’s the only job offer where a person of color was offered to be paid extra.

        • Raan

          Unless you count some of Will Smith’s roles since his career really took off.

  • Courser_Resistance

    Yipes! I’m glad I just turned off the outrage boxes and went to bed.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    Got one last fun read on this charade, different WaPo link?

    As Trump ranted and rambled in Phoenix, his crowd slowly thinned

    But as the night dragged on, many in the crowd lost interest in what the president was saying.

    Hundreds left early, while others plopped down on the ground, scrolled through their social media feeds or started up a conversation with their neighbors. After waiting for hours in 107-degree heat to get into the rally hall — where their water bottles were confiscated by security — people were tired and dehydrated and the president just wasn’t keeping their attention. Although Trump has long been the master of reading the mood of a room and quickly adjusting his message to satisfy as many of his fans as possible, his rage seemed to cloud his senses.

    Catching on, are they?

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/288b25e51b3efd8864dfa3e97052763de10494e9a469346b0b94533965510b61.jpg

    • Jenny

      Wouldn’t be surprised if those were the paid rally members who skipped out.

      • r m reddicks

        When they realized he was going to stiff them. And not in a good way.

    • susan_g

      I don’t understand why the television cameras don’t pan around the room. It would have shown this, as well as the half-filled auditorium.

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  • Picabo
    • AnnieGetYerFun

      Hahahaha laws are irrelevant now.

      • “Nothing was illegal in Oceania, since there were no longer any laws”

    • SeeTrain65

      Laws are for Democrats.

  • “Back up, you creep.”

  • toughsister

    When Mueller strikes, no neo-Nazis or white supremacists can save Trump’s fat ass.

    • Persistent Tennessee Rain

      Hopefully, by the time he is ready, Republicans will be so fed up with this assbutt that they’ll say, “Sure,why not? Impeach him. I no longer have any fucks or constituents to give.”

      • Nigel R. Toppinglift, III

        I figure it will be like the end of Casino when a bunch of folks get whacked…

  • unionthuggery

    I used to think W. was an idiot. That we’d never see a dimmer bulb in the White House in my lifetime.

    I still think W. was dumb. I stand corrected on that other part though.

    • smitallica

      Same here. But this shit-for-brains makes W look like Churchill.

    • LeighBowery’sLuxuryComedy

      I know, right? I was apparently incapable of imagining we could get a stupider sock puppet than Dubya.

      • 🛶🗣️ Mr Canoehead 🛶🗣️

        I think every GOP president since Ford has made all the previous ones look good.

    • Cat Cafe for the Prosecution

      It’s not just that–you had the feeling that W. was an idiot but at heart was a decent man. Trump is a vile, ugly monster.

      • unionthuggery

        Definitely. W had many faults, but he wasn’t intentionally divisive, he made an effort to not scapegoat racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, or religious groups to score points with the Republican base. Sure, he and Rove laid the groundwork for this garbage with their using Evangelical churches to wrangle votes, but still not as vile as this asshat.

      • Dubya didn’t ACTUALLY hate all Muslims. Definitely not the House of Saud, at least.

    • SeeTrain65
  • smitallica

    Coal is so beautiful and clean, everyone who works with it for any period of time gets black lung and dies.

    • Hardly Ideal

      Unlike those poor wind turbine workers.

    • Cat Cafe for the Prosecution

      But it’s a CLEAN black lung.

  • MilwaukeeKent

    Achieves Worst Presidency in the shortest time. Win!

  • The Librarian

    Paid protesters by Soros, pfffft.
    How about those paid supporters by the Mercers?

  • Crystalclear12

    Thank you for the batshit crazy update. Now, back to sports!

  • Zyxomma

    It’s posts like these that help me maintain sanity. They also make me wish I were fluent in Yiddish.

    • Thurman Munster IV

      The word you’re looking for is “fakakta”.

      • Zyxomma

        Oh, I know that one. And meshuggeneh, gevalt, and quite a few more. However, I know very few sentences, and can’t just throw out expletives.

        • Cat Cafe for the Prosecution

          “Chazar” and “Shanda” are two other useful words.

          • Zyxomma

            The definition of chazer in Al Pacino’s version of Scarface is one of the funniest things I’ve ever heard, particularly when Tony Montana turns it on the definer.

        • Nigel R. Toppinglift, III

          All of the Yiddish I know I attribute to Mel Brooks (or was that Hebrew he throws in?)

        • Thurman Munster IV

          Oi gevalt, this messhuggenah president is such a fakakta putz. Better?

  • Bub, the cynical zombie

    Hardly surprising of course. let’s all imagine the way the GOP and Faux Noise would have gone crazy if Obama had not mentioned dead and missing U.S. sailors days after the tragedy in a speech:

    http://shareblue.com/trump-snubbed-missing-us-sailors-during-arizona-speech-referenced-himself-nearly-250-times/

  • andyshelt

    And in the land of the Idiots.

    Trump supporters give their views on Trump and his first six months in office.

    Amongst the “deplorables” usual suspects, though, probably the most depressing is 19 year old student, Isaac Powell, whose mother is Japanese and his father is African American.

    His view on Trump’s racism.
    “I voted for him because of diversity. He actually practices diversity unlike liberals, who don’t practice diversity.”

    “The Confederate flag is not racist: only 5% of slave owners had the
    Confederate flag; the US flag is more racist.”

    And finally,
    “Do you think I’d be that
    stupid to vote for an actual racist to be in office?”

    Yes, I do, Isaac, yes I do.

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/23/trump-supporter-interviews-phoenix-arizona-rally

    • CindyinEncinitas

      He’ll figure it out.

    • Hardly Ideal

      “Do you think I’d be that stupid to vote for an actual racist to be in office?”

      I don’t need to think about what I can plainly see. I wish they were all this easy.

    • Pisto75666

      Isaac needs to ask for his tuition back.

      • SeeTrain65

        Or his school should charge him triple tuition.

    • Nigel R. Toppinglift, III

      I believe the children are our future…and that we’re cubically fucked…

  • Wookie Monster

    I made the mistake of watching part of Trump’s rally last night. I turned it off after it became clear that all he was doing was talking about himself and whining about how unfair the media is to him.

    • J.Bo

      Wookie, you blew it, bra. He brought The Nuge onstage for a jam on “Cat Scratch Fever” then they did “Free Bird” for an encore! It was the tits!

      • Nigel R. Toppinglift, III

        Upfisted for the use of “tits”. Very 70’s.

  • MilwaukeeKent

    We’re lucky again that Obama handed him a clean plate in good condition — If he’d been handed the overflowing bus pan of half-eaten shit sandwiches that Obama was handed by W. I shudder to think. As it is, we’re whistling past the graveyard everyday. What the fuck happens with a Katrina type “natural” disaster, or anything near a 9-11 scale terrorist attack? You just KNOW he could only make it worse,

    • Roadstergal

      If we survive this Trumpster fire of an administration, it will go down in history as one of Obama’s greatest achievements.

    • Toledo Window Box

      If the nation had been in deep trouble last November, there is no way Trump could have “won”.

    • CindyinEncinitas

      This is what makes a knot in my stomach sometimes.

    • Hardly Ideal

      I just feel numb most of the time. So much shit these lately.

      Mass murder in my sleepy home town. Twenty kids murdered in a school, and nobody does anything about it. My own aunt murdered in her own home by her own husband. An idiot conman getting elected over an eminently qualified woman. People getting murdered just by people with cars. On top of all that, the nagging feeling that the environment is irreparably fucked.

      I know there’s a sword dangling over our heads, but there’s nothing we can really do and I don’t have the energy left to worry some days.

      • Ken?

        (I too am overwhelmed. Everyday is a personal and national assault)

      • Last Hussar

        Didn’t you get the message? She’s corrupt, was going to sell you to Big Money, and declare war on everyone.

        (Not your aunt. My condolences on having a bastard in the family)

      • Nigel R. Toppinglift, III

        Hunter S. Thompson wrote about how everyone was on downers in the era of Nixon. I wonder if this is what it felt like…

    • phoenix00

      He’s already failing Charlotteville.

  • Roadstergal

    Ah, yes, Michael Steele. Remember when he was The Idjit? Now he’s the statesman?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGHmpuCDLsQ

    • george lastrapes

      Not him. This guy (brandishes a ‘Blacks for Trump’ sign at rallies, gets positioned close to the Strumpet-in Chief) is yooogely crazy, paraschizo even, and doubtless a subject of a wonkumentary soon to be released.

      • Roadstergal

        I meant this in response to this quote:

        “On NPR this morning, Republican strategist Michael Steele said the stunt was “almost like kids in the back seat of a car: ‘I’m not touching you! I’m not touching you!’” and noted that maybe if Trump wants to pass anything in the Senate, it might be useful not to attack senators from his own party.”

        • george lastrapes

          ‘Michael the Black Man’, as he is known, is a whole ‘nother kettle of fish. He has several AKAs, was in an apocalyptic cult following a leader named Yahweh ben Yahweh, accused (not convicted) of murder.

          • Roadstergal

            Yes, I wasn’t talking about him, just marveling about how Trump makes the idiot Republicans of yesteryear look good. :) (See also Bush, GW.)

          • george lastrapes

            My wires are crossed. Too many loud noises and shiny objects. Soon there will be wonkclarity and wonkhilarity.

          • ahughes798

            I think he was imprisoned for gauging someone’s eyes out. Says he has since “reformed himself.”

          • george lastrapes

            My heart is duly warmed.

  • Wookie Monster

    I really want to know how much “Michael,” the token black guy who stands behind Trump at all of his rallies, gets paid.

    • Cat Cafe for the Prosecution

      Apparently the guy is loco, used to be in a cult, etc. He’s Clayton Bigsby.

      • Wookie Monster

        Yeah, I read about him. Very weird. It’s amazing how he always manages to get a seat directly behind Trump’s podium, isn’t it?

        • Cat Cafe for the Prosecution

          I mean it’s so weird, I wonder how that happens, what could it possibly be I wonder

    • SqueakyRat

      The guy I kept watching was the drooler in the starry shirt off to Trump’s left. Grinning like a moron at everything Two-Scoops said, until he got tired.

      • Nigel R. Toppinglift, III

        The dude with the “Women for Trump” sign?

  • TundraGrifter

    “Donald Trump Goes To Phoenix, Yells Whatever Crazy Shit Comes To Mind”

    Stream of unconsciousness.

    • chicken thief

      And Mike Pence defended every word of it.

  • pgjack

    If a few truck loads of that beautiful clean coal were dumped on Mar Lago’s 18th green I’ll bet Lyin’ Donald would be so upset he’d choke on his chocolate cake.

    • Wookie Monster

      He’d say, “At least it’s not wind turbines.”

    • Toledo Window Box

      “Clean coal” is like “Perfumey Farts”

      • AnnieGetYerFun

        Laugh if you will, but I am pretty sure that’s what it says on my family’s crest.

    • Mel

      No, no – they’re going to clean it. They clean it once they take it out of the ground. Shine it all up. So it would be fine, right?

  • William
    • AnnieGetYerFun

      Gaddafi really could accessorize, couldn’t he?

    • Er… why does Pol Pot have a Nazi hat on in that photo? I understand there aren’t that many real photos of the guy, but such shoopery should not go unchallenged.

    • handyhippie65

      he is in good company, no?

    • Nigel R. Toppinglift, III

      I think it was over on Jezebel someone commented that – all other things aside – Mo Gaddafi/Quaddafi had a superior sunglasses game.

      • phoenix00

        Gaddafi had best sunglasses game. Jay-Z got nothin’ on him.

    • HooverVilles

      Seems like there’s a pattern here.
      I wonder what it could be.
      Hmmmm, any guesses?

  • BMW

    …maybe if Trump wants to pass anything in the Senate, it might be useful not to attack senators from his own party.

    This may seem obvious, but remember we’re talking about the “World’s Greatest Dealmaker” here, so I am sure we are missing some part of his grand strategy of cunning negotiation tactics.

    • 🛶🗣️ Mr Canoehead 🛶🗣️

      When it comes to cunning plans, he could be outsmarted by Baldrick

      • SprinklemagicResistancebuns

        He could be outsmarted by Baldrick’s turnip.

    • AnnieGetYerFun

      There’s also the fact that the GOP will do whatever it takes to win, even if it means letting Donnie tell his supporters that all other Republicans are awful.

    • WannabeTraveler

      He is playing 3D Chess……… lol

      • SqueakyRat

        2D’s too many.

  • Manhattan123

    This is the worst reality show I’ve ever seen, and I’ve seen Vanderpump Rules.

    • CindyinEncinitas

      Good lord! I think that’s against the patients’ bill of rights. You should call somebody.

  • Brian Fowler

    Did he pardon Arpaio yet?

    • DuchessD’Orleans

      Well I’ve got my protest kit all gathered up an ready to go for any moment.

      • CindyinEncinitas

        Our Indivisible group has a contingency plan for strike teams to roll out protests the moment he fires Mueller.

        • laineypc

          What say we set up a gofundme account for his salary as part of that contingency? To hell with you, Donnie, the American People say He’s Not Fired. Carry on, Mr. Mueller, carry on.

  • DuchessD’Orleans

    I would like him to literally, actually die in a literal, actual fucking fire.
    .
    .
    .
    (with votes)

    • Toledo Window Box

      At the stake, after a trial and sentencing.

      • doktorzoom

        Nope. Still not something we’re going to go for here. Please review the rules.

        — Dok Zoom, Yr Friendly Neighborhood Comments Moderator

    • Hardly Ideal

      Someone should tell him he’s made of steel, just to see if he’d test it by walking in front of a bus.

      • Manhattan123

        Like with the eclipse, someone should say “Don’t step in front of that crosstown bus.”

        • doktorzoom

          And once again: Please review the rules.

          — Dok Zoom, Yr Friendly Neighborhood Comments Moderator

          • Manhattan123

            Huh?

      • doktorzoom

        Please review the rules. Seriously, they’re not difficult.

        — Dok Zoom, Yr Friendly Neighborhood Comments Moderator

    • doktorzoom

      Please review the rules.

      — Dok Zoom, Yr Friendly Neighborhood Comments Moderator

      • DuchessD’Orleans

        I know. /hangs head. Mumbles: with votes, though.

  • chascates

    I never imagined that one person could personally destroy our democracy or that that one person would be a moneygrubbing buffoon who lives in his own fantasy world.

    • AnnieGetYerFun

      Yeah, I always pictured someone handsome. Like Justin Trudeau. So you don’t want to believe it’s possible.

    • handyhippie65

      he’s not alone. the gop thinks the same as him, they are just smart enough not to say it in public.

  • Plotinus

    I hope our military has the balls to stand up to this guy when the time comes.

    • Ωbjectifier

      When a military coup is your best hope…

      • Plotinus

        The balls to keep him from a military coup.

        • A military coup is the least of our worries. We have a deeply ingrained tradition of civilian control of the military. It is so deep that when it gets violated, officers and enlisted people alike get uncomfortable. I’m actually happy Kelly and McMasters and the other general guy are there. At least they have a modicum of decency, sense, and restraint.

  • clubseal

    He makes it sound like they mine the coal and then scrub it with soap and sponges or something. And he probably actually thinks that.

    • phoenix00

      More miner jerbs!

  • UnsaltedSinner
    • Hardly Ideal

      Yeah, no shit, Mr. Black Hole Jet.

  • Notreelyhelping

    When the Republicans figure out that they’ll lose fewer seats by removing Trump than they will by defending him, he’s toast.

    • The GOP is like digging in the Oak Island Money Pit. You keep digging deeper and deeper, hoping there really is a payoff down there somewhere.

      • The Militant Homosexual Agenda

        Reminds me, I need to go buy a Powerball ticket.

  • BeachBum

    Worst Russia Distraction Ever.

  • BeachBum

    I’m not a psychiatrist and I don’t play one on tee vee, however :

    narcissism

    [nahr-suh-siz-em]
    Spell Syllables
    Examples
    Word Origin
    See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
    noun
    1.
    inordinate fascination with oneself; excessive self-love; vanity.
    Synonyms: self-centeredness, smugness, egocentrism.
    2.
    Psychoanalysis. erotic gratification derived from admiration of one’s own physical or mental attributes, being a normal condition at the infantile level of personality development.
    Expand

    • MOG253

      3. Asshat

    • dshwa

      He’s a sociopath. Which is narcissistic personality on steroids.

    • HooverVilles

      Ugh!

  • gratuitous

    Why is President Trump so down on obstructionist Democrats? If Mexico is supposed to be paying for that beautiful wall that give Mexico the Rio Grande, why does it matter how Democrats vote on funding? Does Trump think Senate Democrats run Mexico?

  • Saxo the Grammarian

    Weasel pelt life support system yells at clouds?

  • AnnieGetYerFun

    His comments on the media were beyond the pale. I suppose nothing he said was illegal, but I kind of miss the days when politicians didn’t refer to other citizens as “the enemy” or “people who don’t love our country.”

    • JohnW

      I miss the days when republicans simply said, “patriots and democrats” versus “good ameriKKKans and enemies”

      • lurch394

        James Watt’s “liberals and Americans.” Bad, but not as bad.

  • TheoLib

    I saw the very beginning of his speech when he thanked Franklin Graham for the prayer and I was struck by his pronunciation. I double-checked it on YouTube just now and Trump says, “… Franklin Grame, Reverend Franklin Grame …” (rhymes with “game”). Very odd.

    (preset to 4:02 in the video) https://youtu.be/kiCM2vEe5VE?t=4m2s

    • Cat Cafe for the Prosecution

      Lazy-mouth inability to pronounce things correctly is the hallmark of the stupid and mentally unfit. He’s been doing this since “Giii-nahhh.”

      • Grumpy Old Man

        and ‘bigly’ which was supposed to be ‘big league’.

  • TEX Dept. of Space Tacos

    two words: ye gods.

    (the grabinski tweet was awesome).

  • Peggy Ryan

    Where do I go to apply for one of those jobs ‘cleaning’ coal???

    • george lastrapes

      You filter out all the bad stuff with your lungs.

    • Moar Wordz

      They use Dawn liquid dish detergent, just like w/the seagulls in Exxon – Valdez

  • Peggy Ryan

    Yesterday one of his ‘apologists’ said his speech isn’t ‘lies’ it is ‘hyperbole’. Sure it is.

  • nightmoth

    I read about this today in The Guardian and the Brits did not mince words about it resembling Nazi Germany. Our allies are worried about what this idiot will do next.

  • HooverVilles

    The Trump predisentcy is simultaneously the nastiest, meanest, the most idiotic, the most misogynistic, dumbest, most inane, dominionist, and most paranoid eposide of The Twilight Zone ever!

  • BJW

    I was just reading in WaPo how Trump is alienating almost all his GOP allies and torching relationships that could have worked (ie, infrastructure and the Democratic congresspeople). IOW, he is a fucking moron.

  • laineypc

    He defiles everything. He’s an abomination. His supporters are deluded beyond anyone’s ability to comprehend. What a nightmare.

    • Invidosa

      I think they might actually think he’s Jesus or something.

      • James Lamere

        The Religious Right with all of their pious “family values” , hatred of education and science ,

  • handyhippie65

    well, we are one step closer to president pence, and his christian dominionist agenda. welcome to the theocracy.

  • Grumpy Old Man

    A general stated that Trump could launch a nuclear strike within 4 minutes and there is nothing in place to stand in his way. The generals actually took the ‘football’ out of Nixon’s reach because they were ‘worried’ but that was illegal. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/80a30ffe478ba43a16c76a39a147f23039283c5ed0129cafc9f1ff19f0ffeb82.gif (not to be taken as a threat).

  • Nigel R. Toppinglift, III

    I’m sure history will look back at this period and recognize this is when America entered a nosedive and corkscrewed into the ocean…

  • Sharon Cooper

    See? See what spending years deliberately misinforming and dumbing down your base does? You wind up with a racist, senile old man who believes what the television tells him as president.

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  • FZsdaughter

    Old man yells at crowd

    • sgt. jmk of the résistance

      Perfection.

  • Last Hussar
  • WhoCheckedRussia’sVoterID

    As I was watching this sitcom, I was thinking back to the 2010 state of the union “You lie” fuckhead. I was envisioning the entire democratic caucus shouting the same fucking thing, in unison, during this cocksuckers speech.

  • angryspittle

    The sonofabitch is a gawddamned unhinged lunatic. His ranting lunacy should scare the hell out of any sentient being.

  • Husband Of Mrs God

    This GOP House — no cooperation for the black POTUS, and none for crazy Donald The Orange. What do they want?

  • Invidosa

    Not just clean coal. . . BEAUTIFUL Clean coal! So clean you can EAT off that shit! . . . Well, dick face mcCheeto won’t eat off it (unless that shit is gold plated) but the peons can! We just won’t bother with that nasty bad little study about how coal mining can kill you. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain

  • Whore_Ta_Culture

    I just had to troll Ms thing………Dinesh D’douchenozzle
    https://twitter.com/whoretaculture/status/900871006390288385

  • Chuck

    I am thinking that this is his re-erection campaign. He can’t get little Donnie excited unless a crowd, however small it actually is, cheers for him. If this isn’t the case , the comments,which are not allowed, have been short on dick jokes, so here you go.

  • The Truth

    You know it’s a good speech when the liberals cry over it.

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