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Somebody let Donald Trump at the electric Twitter machine again Tuesday night, and it appears his views on his very own “decision” to end Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) had already evolved since Tuesday morning. Maybe. It’s Trump, who the hell knows what he means?

So let’s review: In announcing the end of DACA — if Congress doesn’t do anything in the next six months — Attorney General Jeff Sessions (retching noises) argued that Barack Obama’s executive action creating DACA was unconstitutional. By Tuesday night, Trump had decided it’s up to Congress to “legalize DACA” (possibly only for medicinal but not recreational use), and if it doesn’t do so within six months, then Trump will “revisit” the issue.

Like how? Possibly with an executive order? It’s entirely possible that Trump has no idea that Obama instituted DACA in 2012 after Congress failed to pass the DREAM Act over a Republican filibuster, passing the House but getting only 55 votes in the Senate. Or, in Trump math, doing whatever the opposite of that humdinger was he said about losing the Obamacare repeal-and-replace bill “48 to four.”

Considering Democrats’ absolute opposition to [the bill to repeal Obamacare], Trump said he was still pleased with how close the legislation had come to passage.

“Essentially the vote would have been pretty close too, if you look at it: 48 to 4,” said Trump, referring to the Republican side only. “That’s a pretty impressive vote by any standard.”

Those were fun times, weren’t they?

Not that Trump’s tweet really means anything at all, other than that he was watching cable news and saw a lot of people saying he was a heartless bastard. Should Congress fail to pass anything to help DACA recipients stay in the country, Trump will definitely “revisit” the issue, and decide the best thing to do is start the deportations, because his wingnut base can’t get enough of those.

Of course, Trump will have someone else say that for him.

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  • TundraGrifter

    I watched Ole Beauregard make the DACA announcement and he was moving around like a little boy who really, really had to pee.

    • Major_Major_Major

      Priapism will do that to you.

      • Rags

        He wishes.

    • Jeffery Campbell

      I know, right?! I haven’t seen that kind of squirming since Jodie Foster kissed Richard Gere in Sommersby. (yes, I stole that from W&G – so sue me)

    • SomeBigRedDog

      He had his first ever hard on and he didn’t know what to do.

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      He could barely contain his glee. He’s been waiting for a moment like this to fuck over not white people his entire life.

      • coozledad

        It’s not even not white people’s fault that he’s a miniaturized pink shadow of a human being. He needs to take it up with his evil god.

    • msgypsy

      I couldn’t decide if he couldn’t contain his glee at finally getting to do something horrible to Not White Folks or if he was suddenly struck with a seizure. The latter would have been a delightful sign to me that there is a deity watching over him and said deity is getting really fed up. Sadly, he survived to pee another day.

    • coozledad

      He’s the animated core principle of every fascist piece of shit who’s shed someone else’s blood for a dollar, or sheer spite. Boy wants to grow up to be another bronze statue, but he’s only going to make murderer’s row at Tussauds.

  • Gee, Your Hair Smells Horrific

    I use a similar tactic as a parent: IF YOU DON’T CLEAN UP YOUR ROOM IN THE NEXT TWO HOURS, THEN I WILL DO IT FOR YOU!!!
    It is amazingly ineffective.

  • IdiokraticCulturalMarxist
    • mackafritz

      She self deported herself.

    • little miss high and mighty

      She looked too much like Elvis, anyway.

      • little miss high and mighty

        Elvis Libelz!

    • Covfefe

      She was “you’re fired!”

  • Indiepalin

    Kris Kobach’s Turn In An Alien (TIAA) program would offer homeless people free beer to turn in these criminal immigrants.

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      Shit…I might turn ’em in for free beer.

  • Parakeetist

    These sonofabastards.

  • You’ve had eight months to push a GOP Congress to pass legislation about the Dreamers. You didn’t. You repealed the executive order to appeal to your Nazi base. You’re a despicable excuse for a human being and I hope once you’re impeached or resign or are voted out, you end up alone, shunned by decent society in the gaudy tower you’ve built to your own vanity.

  • WeaselPoo

    Trump’s words “speak for themselves”—they say “I am a stupid, ignorant lunatic asshole.”

  • Msgr_MΩment
  • Robbertjan Brandenburg

    It will either lead to congress passing DACA and Trump will declare himself champion of congress or it doesn’t pass Trump will just say it was Sessions words that DACA was unconstitutional, fires him and sees his bigly heart as the reason the DREAMers can stay.

  • Major_Major_Major

    O/T BUT TYPED OUT A LONG, EXTREMELY BRILLIANT, WITTY COMMENT AND REALIZED I HAD CAPS LOCK ON (IT’S A PERSONAL FORTRAN PREFERENCE) SO I DECIDED NOT TO POST AND WENT WITH THIS INSTEAD.

    • Canned Covfefe

      I DO THAT ALL THE TIME.

      • Permit-holder Ron

        I only do it by acciDENT IF I DON’T WATCH WHAT I’M DOING.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      CONTINUE UNTIL 1=2

      • guppy06

        GOTO

    • SeeTrain65

      e e cummings does not approve. ; )

    • Phoenixdoglover

      You have not mastered the FORMAT statement.

  • arglebargle

    Reminds me of a poem…

    Roses are red
    Violets are blue
    I’m schizophrenic
    And so am I

    • Covfefe’s Evil Twin

      i saw this one yesterday on a protest sign:

      Roses are red
      Tacos are enjoyable
      Don’t blame me
      ‘Cause you’re unemployable

      • OddMan

        ✩✩✩✩✩

  • little miss high and mighty

    translation of DJT’s latest:
    “President Pence will do a better visual on the repeal than humble old me.”

  • Vincent Ricola

    What a dickhead.

  • Mpeg

    Yes, it will be executive order. Trump can’t wait to “autograph” it.

  • alwayspunkindrublic

    Hey, I’ve got a great idea: Let’s deport 800,000 bright, productive, ambitious young men and women making positive contributions to this country so that we can destroy the EPA and 50 years of environmental law to make sure that a few shiftless, racist coal miners can stay on public assistance for the rest of their lives.

  • peteywheats

    “…something Obama was unable to do, and I’m not even going to try and lift a tiny pinkie to do, because I’m a Klansman!”

  • schmannity

    Hey, y’all. He really really means it; he used and exclamation point and everything (or he’s a hysterical 9 year old).

    • My son just learned the question mark at school the other day, and now everything has suddenly become a question. I wonder if Trump just discovered the exclamation point or something. Look it’s a period only bigglier!

  • Debra Dassow

    Jeff Sessions looked like he was choking the gopher under the podium when he announced Trump’s rescinding DACA.

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      Kicking an immigrant is better for him than the best sex he’s ever had.

      • Hamilton Ω, AKA Formerly DN

        For Sessions, taking a flaming habanero shit into a white hot blast furnace is better then the best sex he’s ever had.

  • Wild Cat

    One of the creepiest pieces of shit in this whole affair, necrophiliac nazi-loving Jew Stephen Miller, is swimming under the radar.

    • Vincent Ricola

      He doesn’t have a reflection in mirrors either.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Mudshark libel!

    • Robbertjan Brandenburg

      He couldn’t get messican pussy in College so this is his revenge.

      • Wild Cat

        Or perhaps he was aching for a dead boy? This guy is really deranged.

    • Mavenmaven

      “Jew”

    • Hemp Dogbane

      Don’t you mean (((Stephen Miller)))?

    • SweetDeeKat

      Maybe his glowing slime trail will get Kelly’s attention.

  • armed_bears
  • Canned Covfefe

  • Rags

    Can I just say that if 4-5 wanted to create a DACA program to his liking he is free to FUCKING PROPOSE SPECIFIC LEGISLATION THAT HE WOULD SUPPORT.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Or would he?

      • Rags

        To quote His Orangeness “We’ll sea.”

        • guppy06

          “Wellesian.”

        • alwayspunkindrublic

          “Only if it will help the country heel.”

    • guppy06

      The only thing he wants to support is his own television ratings.

      • MrTusks

        “Can you just impeach me already? I will make a mint in rightwing media after this.”

    • Hamilton Ω, AKA Formerly DN

      YOu sO fUnnieZ!

    • Mehmeisterjr

      Unfortunately, most legislation is longer than 140 characters.

  • TheGrandWazoo2

    I guess what Trump/Sessions and others don’t seem to understand is that DREAMers went to school to earn those jobs Americans feel entitled to as an accident of their birth. And conservatives say immigrants are the ones looking for hand outs.

    • guppy06

      Remember the difference between “looting” and “finding.”

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      The bait and switch is in the suggestion that white Americans actually want those jobs. In most cases, they don’t.

      • CripesAmighty

        Sure they do. But while the DREAMers busted their butts earning STEM degrees, these people are puzzled that they don’t get hired after earning a ‘gentleman’s C’ in Budweiser and Bar crawling.

    • jesterpunk

      Look at the responses to Tim Cook’s tweet.There are people claiming they would have had those jobs if Apple didnt hire dreamers.

      https://twitter.com/tim_cook/status/904322640654897152

      • Permit-holder Ron

        ‘I iz as smrt as dem Dreemers, plus I gone to Hy Skool until I wuz 24 so I no more’n ’em. Also I et lots of appls so I no all abowt dem to. I shud hav job!
        PS were iz “Calyfornya”?’

  • bupkus231

    Considering that the GOP consider the rich “job creators”, why do they act as if there’s only a limited number of jobs out there, and that “those people” take them away from “good, hardworking Murkins”?

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      It’s always a zero-sum game with these motherfuckers. If an immigrant gets a chicken, that means a bigot has to go without.

    • Christopher Story

      THOUGHTCRIME: Weilding logic and rationale against a witless fool. You will report to the Ministry of Truth for reeducation in the next 24 hours. Thank you, and have a good time.

    • Poorly Behaved Pérsistanista

      They can’t even decide what they’re mad about. Half the time immigrants are lazy criminals, the other half of the time they’re taking OUR jobs.

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        Schrodinger’s Immigrants.

  • Mavenmaven

    At this rate, he’ll “revisit” this by just having them shot on site.

    • nmmagyar

      Cattle cars? Camps? “Showers”?

  • janecita

    Ha, ha, ha, like his racist base would let him get away with this shit!!

  • Rick Hill

    Close preznitial advisors-Don’t destroy DACA
    Cabinet members(except Sessions, the little prick)-Don’t destroy DACA
    Ivanka-Don’t destroy DACA
    Every poll, even the shit polls by conservatives-Don’t destroy DACA

    Preznit-“I’m destroying DACA!”

    *Fallout*

    Preznit-“Why didn’t anyone tell me this was a bad idea?”

    • Rags

      You forgot Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple, 400 other companies and the US Chamber of Commerce, all a bunch of fairy snowflake libtards.

      • Roadstergal

        My company sent out an email saying it was putting its lobbyists on a pro-DACA mission. Yes, corporate lobbyists doing something humanitarian. We’re in bizarro-world.

  • Gayer Than Thou

    Maybe someone has explained to him how much the GOP wants and needs Latino voters?

    • Rick Hill

      They tried.
      “Why? Won’t we have them purged by the next election?”

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      They don’t anymore, though. They’ve decided that policies that benefit voters (any voters, including their own) are needless. Suppressing the opposition vote, and distracting their own vote with racism works better for policies that benefit the corporate overlords.

    • Roadstergal

      It’s a lot easier to just kick them out of the country, and prevent the ones that are left from voting. See also, African-Americans.

  • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

    Nothing like letting a bunch of folks twist in the wind for the sake of ratings. I’m surprised he hasn’t told us to vote by phone or text “DACA YES” or “DACA NO”,

    • Permit-holder Ron

      You’d think they’d be fond of this sort of thing.
      ‘And keep track of the numbers of the people who vote “yes.” We’ll want to talk to them later.’

  • House0fTheBlueLights

    The DACA kids were out in force in Chicago yesterday, and they are Taking No Prisoners. Have fun, Repubs.

    • Martini Ambassador 🍸

      Hoisted by their own pee-tard.

      • nmmagyar

        Does that violate the “Trig” rule?

  • Mavenmaven

    Let’s not forget the wisdom of this shmuck, our old friend Steve King, suggesting that deported DACA kids could be “peace corps” while in their new refugee status: http://thehill.com/homenews/house/349250-gop-rep-send-ex-daca-recipients-to-serve-in-the-peace-corps

    • Hemp Dogbane

      Peace Corps “volunteers” with calves the size of cantalopes?

    • Permit-holder Ron

      ‘You’re not good enough to live in our country, but we’ll let you serve its interests in places we don’t want to go.’
      What is he, high?

    • bobbert

      Oh, for fuck’s sake.

  • Mr. Blobfish

    We need too send an outsider to DC to shake things up.

    • Permit-holder Ron

      Godzilla?

      • TJ Barke

        Ebola?

    • Hamilton Ω, AKA Formerly DN

      Klaatu?

    • natoslug

      Sorry about that. California here, apologizing for bogarting all of the fault lines.

  • Martini Ambassador 🍸

    Evergreen sentence for future Wonkette use: It’s entirely possible that Trump has no idea [insert any policy or precedent here]

    Yes, America elected a know-nothing blowhard for the highest office in the land. How’s that “let’s not elect a professional politician” thing working out for you?

    • Beanz&Berryz

      Know-nothing and blow hard were the two traits his supporters most liked. Fucking dumbasses.

      • Permit-holder Ron

        And it turns out that his ‘blowing hard’ is little more than a particularly heinous fart.

    • Rags

      “It’s absolutely certain that Trump has no idea….” FIFY

      • Mehmeisterjr

        Or, even better: “It’s absolutely certain that Trump has no fucking clue….”

    • Panika MCD

      I would like all the professionals back, please.

    • Panika MCD

      though Trump’s base probably thinks they didn’t elect enough fleabrains to get what they wanted as fast as they wanted it.

  • nmmagyar

    Could we pretty, pretty please (with or without the cherry on top) have a new rule that the first post of the day isn’t about Der Trumpenfurher? Throwing up my morning coffee is a waste of perfectly good caffeine…

    • Hamilton Ω, AKA Formerly DN

      In these Trumpian Times, it’s best to use a caffeine IV drip.

      (Or IV torrent, if you are like me.)

      • nmmagyar

        I have to save my veins for surgery, I’m thinking I may have to keister.

        • Hamilton Ω, AKA Formerly DN

          Where there’s a will, there’s a way.

    • bbayliss

      The east coast is in flames, Houston is still under water, and Florida faces an uncertain future.
      Go outside and drink your coffee in the shade.

      • natoslug

        Well, here in non-bizarro world, it is the west coast that is in flames. And yet we still have a president who is addressing those issues with his laser focus on kicking kids out of the country and building a wall behind them. Both of our universes have a bit of suck in them.

        • weighmaster

          Everything I have smells like a campfire…

        • bbayliss

          OOPS.
          Figurative flames? Yeah, that’s the ticket…West, literal, East figurative.
          I meant to do that.

    • natoslug

      Vomited coffee is the closest some of us will ever get to that smooth, “shat out by a Civet cat” flavour, though. If you take that away from us, all we will have is our happy posts. And less chunky coffee.

    • JoeChristmas

      Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome to oligarchic fascism.

  • CripesAmighty

    Schumer, Harris and Co. Tell Ryan and Yertle to put the DREAM act on the floor for a vote. Now. Shit or get off the pot.

    • beatbort

      No, they’d rather pay lip service, thanks anyway.

  • Permit-holder Ron

    You’ve got six months, Dreamers. Canada is easy to get to, and you have accomplishments we appreciate even if Amerika doesn’t.

    • CripesAmighty

      Frankly, if Canada, Merkel and others step up to welcome these folks, bet it won’t be a New York minute before they wonder why they went through all this bother and aggravation in the first place.

    • natoslug

      Oh, sure, crush the dreams of those of us who already have U.S. citizenship and would be extremely happy to live in the land of Tim Hortons, hockey, and lousy whiskey.

      • Celtic_Gnome

        Wait a minute. I’ve been to Canada. They seem capable of importing all the best whiskies.

  • TJ Barke

    Republicans are to hypocrisy like fish are to water

  • mardam422

    Little by little, Trump and his cronies are sowing the seeds of the next recession. Fucking with the healthcare system, making it hard for people who pick our vegetables or code our computers to stay in this country, allowing corporations to do the same crap that caused the last one. It’s coming. Have no doubts about it. His judgement cometh and that right soon.

    • theblackdog

      Also hitting the debt ceiling and creating a govt shutdown so he can have money for his fucking wall are just asking for an economic crash by October.

    • Roadstergal

      Defunding FEMA so the fallout from natural disasters is not dealt with.

  • The Librarian

    President Obama was a real do nothing. Couldn’t get anything passed. Sad! And he had such a great Congress, willing to work with him. How could that happen?
    –Revisionist History 101

  • (((fka_donnie_d)))

    What happens to a dream deferred?

  • beatbort

    Trump will create two new government agencies to replace DACA.
    MACA: Make America Crap Again
    DICKA: Self-explanatory

  • Panika MCD

    can’t someone just tell him that America is great and he should just go play golf for the rest of his term so he doesn’t ruin anything else?

  • TundraGrifter

    How about some “leadership” from the President? Instead of just telling Congress to take care of it – and then pulling the rug out from under his own weak action – why doesn’t Mr. Trump craft a detailed proposal and say “Here! This is what we need to do!”

    Rather like Mr. Obama actually proposing the Affordable Care Act instead of just waving his hand in the air like he was trying to get the attention of a country club waiter .

    • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

      Leadership from the Predisent? HAHAHAHAHHAAHAHHAHAHAHAHA….

    • Gerald Parks

      Leadership from THIS president …hawwwwwahaaawwwwaaaaaaahaaaa!
      Really????

    • Boscoe

      Nah, presidenting is too hard… and anyway, Fox & friends is on…

  • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

    The Republican’t kindergartners in Congress need their binkies before they will do anything. The head traitor, our Predisent, doesn’t want them to have their binkies until they give him his binky. You know why? BECAUSE THEY ALL SUCK!

    sorry, sorry…i feel a little better now.

  • JoeChristmas

    The Perjurer General has spoken: We’re compassionate; Six months to GTFO!

  • Lance Thrustwell

    It is entirely possible that the reason Trump did this is because he actually wants Congress to pass the DREAM act or something very much like it. Not – and I stress this – because he actually cares about the DACA kids, but rather because he wants a legislative victory that Obama was unable to achieve, and he knows it’ll be popular with the majority of Americans.

    It is also equally possible that he would actually reinstate DACA if Congress fails to act. Again, not because he gives a damn about the recipients, but because he knows it’ll make him seem compassionate and boost his poll numbers, even though he’ll take a hit with his base.

    Trump has very few fixed animosities; racism is impossible for him. But he has equally few fixed empathies – his kids and in-laws, basically. He views this whole thing through the only lens he has: popularity.

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      It’s even simpler- he gets credit with the base for ending it, the GOP gets blamed by the base when they come up with a legislative fix

      • Lance Thrustwell

        All that is true. But to be truly safe from his base’s ire, Congress would have to have a veto-proof majority, and there is no guarantee of that. I think Trump’s loyalty to his base is based on expediency. if he thinks he can really get more mainstream approval, he’ll throw his base under the bus.

    • Gerald Parks

      You left out something …a Republican lead House and Senate …the very same people who voted FOR him! Nothing will get done unless it can futher terrorize these Brown people!

  • Alan

    On the bright side, it’s quite possible that actually nothing gets done. Or he quits before he gets the chance.

  • Roadstergal

    “Obama instituted DACA in 2012 after Congress failed to pass the DREAM Act over a Republican filibuster, passing the House but getting only 55 votes in the Senate.”

    Getting the minority of votes and winning? It’s a proven Republican strategy.

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      Sadly, there several bluedog DINOs who voted against, cancelling out a handful of GOP yes votes. Fortunately, most of them are gone now…

  • Zippy W Pinhead

    So in six months if he decides to use an EO to reinstate DACA after Congress can’t get their shit together- will all the RWNJs scream about how unconstitutional it is?

    Or will it simply be yet another case of IOKIYAR?

    • Roadstergal

      If I’m certain of anything in my life…

      • Jgb979

        It’s that Trump won’t be president in six months?

        • Roadstergal

          If I’m terrified of being wrong about anything in my life… :p

          Him being prezident was just the first of my terrifying Oh God This Could Happens.

    • Lance Thrustwell

      That’s a lot of abbreviations!

      • Roadstergal

        IK, R?

      • Phoenixdoglover

        That IOKIYAR is too polite. At this point, it needs the F word.

        I propose: IOKIYAFR

        • Daniel

          F,IFOFKIYAFR.F!

      • Gerald Parks

        Yeah ….do you know what it means?

  • Jgb979

    The more you learn about the details of DACA the more infuriating the response by our stupid racist fuckwits in charge.

    One of the requirements was you had to be in the country by 2007 and have a high school degree or equivalent by 2012. So it’s a factual statement to say dreamers contribute more to American society in 2017 than Trump voters.

  • cmd resistor

    I haven’t seen this elsewhere but ABC reporting there is a memo floating around of GOP talking points saying the DACA kids should be getting their shit together so they can self-deport in 6 months. Sucks if true. http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-administration-dreamers-prepare-deport/story?id=49638263

    • Roadstergal

      If Canada wants some educated and well-behaved citizens to train up for tech jobs, there are going to be a lot available soon. :/

      • Gerald Parks

        Mexico and its President has already put their bid in. Who can blame them. A highly educated, disciplined and motivated workforce …who wouldn’t want THAT?
        Answer: white supremacist racist bigots in the good old USA!

    • Bitter Scribe

      Heinrich Himmler used to say it was the Jews’ fault for not getting out of Germany in time.

      • Daniel

        The party of personal responsibility has always been and will always be very diligent about pointing out exactly which persons are responsible for the things they do to them.

        It’s never the fault of the GOP.

    • TundraGrifter

      I don’t think it’s “self deport.” I think it’s get your documents and travel plans in place – and find a place to go to.

      • cmd resistor

        Or we will help you go if you haven’t done so in 6 months.

    • Gerald Parks

      It is true! And yes ….it sucks to be terrorized by the only country you know!
      America ain’t looking so beautiful these days!

  • Phoenixdoglover

    I’m beginning to think that Donald Trump is not well-suited to the job of President of the US. Perhaps a few minutes with Fox & Friends, or that nice Mr. Hannity, will calm my nerves.

  • Bitter Scribe

    I predicted before the election that if by some hideous catastrophe Donald Trump became President of the United States, his aides and associates would spend much of their time trying to figure out what the hell he just said, what he means and what he wants.

    That was too narrow. Congress and the entire country are now in that position.

  • Daniel

    What is it his supporters see in this man that makes them think he’s competent?

    • Roadstergal

      He makes liberals sad and angry. It’s all spite with them. They haven’t had a productive thought in decades.

      • Daniel

        I think a lot of them think like him (the term is used in a sense as loose as the skin on Trump’s scrotal throat sac). They think there really is nothing to being a politician, after years of having that drummed into them by Fox and others in that bubble. Being a politician is cushy and easy and that’s why it’s fundamentally useless- and why it’s time a business man got in there and really did things properly!

        They equate competence with dominance displays- hence the view that shouting at North Korea in the same bombastic, spluttering terms that North Korea shouts at the US is a strong stance and powerful victory. They don’t understand and won’t understand negotiation or actual deal making. When Trump fails, it’s because others were conspiring to make that happen- just like in their own lives their own failures are other people’s fault. Immigrants, gay people, women, pick one- they’re all to blame.

        When they sit with a friend and put the world to rights over a beer, they really believe that’s all it would take to achieve it, they really believe they could run the country better than whoever’s in power. And Trump thinks like that too.

        But his failure after failure after failure… his alienation of the strongest of the US’s allies… his constant embarrassment of the country he’s supposedly restoring to greatness- what would it take for them to accept he doesn’t know what he’s doing?

        • RandomNameAllocated

          Its very odd that while people sneer at ‘Career Politicians’*, I’ve yet to find someone whose attitude is : Well I won’t let that person take my appendix out, she’s a Career Surgeon, or I won’t let him do my taxes, he’s a Career Accountant…
          (* NB I do think there is something to be said for politicians to have had experience outside of the Westminster / Washington etc bubble, but equally, experience of government is, at the very least, useful)

          • Daniel

            Why are we letting these career pilots fly all our planes? Isn’t it time we let a businessman do that?

          • RandomNameAllocated

            I seem to remember various, late, businessmen who did just that….

          • BeachBum

            I would like to see market bidding on surgeries for free market advocates on healthcare. Go ahead, take the lowest bid !

        • Gerald Parks

          Hey …he calls it …winning! They ain’t no ways tired ….of winning yet!

        • BeachBum

          A lot are not living the life Reagan and the “me first” crowd told them they would. A lot more cant afford the life they are trying to live. Crap, cars, and houses they gotta have cost $. Then their kids gotta borrow a ton to go to college, and the cycle continues.
          Gotta blame some one.

        • C4TWOMAN

          I’d add Trump is very good at telling them what they want to hear and making them feel good about themselves. Oh it’s not fixing the problem? That’s okay, he means well, give him a chance, the excuses are endless….
          Kinda like battered voter syndrome. And put like that, these people probably really don’t believe they have any other choice. Which would be sad, except for the whole climate change denying, destroying the environment, antivaxxer, deporting kids and handwaving Neo-Nazis thing…

      • Boscoe

        THIS.

    • Incoming Ham

      I ask myself this at least once a day.

    • TundraGrifter

      They imprint on him what they wish to see. Because he’s been on both sides of almost every issue they can find evidence something he’s said supports that view.

      There are many people in America who believe somebody who repeatedly tells them how smart and successful he (it’s almost always a he) is. Look at the right wing radio gasbags – Boss “I wasn’t wrong; I was misinformed” BlunderRush and Off-the-Mark Levin. And The Silly Savage. They brag and brag how smart they are. And not very bright people lap it up.

      Finally, I think many fans of The Trumpster Fire support him more for what he isn’t than for what he is.

    • Gerald Parks

      They think supidity is a virtue! Go figure ….

    • Jennaratrix

      “Hell, if he can be preznit, anyone can! I could do it.”

      I’m pretty sure that’s it in a nutshell; the desperation to believe that no one is better than they are in the face of strong evidence to the contrary. It’s the same drive behind any of the “isms” they espouse.

  • CripesAmighty

    “We have many, many things on our plate and we hope to solve them–or maybe we won’t…”
    Jesus what a moron.

    • TundraGrifter

      This is just another example of Mr. Trump’s brilliant negotiating strategy – straight from his hugely successful business career. He is acting like he doesn’t care one way or the other. And it may not be an act. It is, of course, fairly amateur negotiating – “If I don’t get what I want I’ll take my ball and go home.”

      • Toomush_Inferesistance

        Except for the “go home” part…

  • WIDTAP

    Trump’s game is “the other guy’s crisis”.

    DACA is Congress’s crisis. If they do something, Trump declares victory at reforming immigration. If they do nothing, it’s Congress’s failure.

    Same game on China with North Korea.

    Same game on Mexico with border control.

    Trump doesn’t have to take any responsibility, will grab credit if anything is done, and will cast blame if nothing is done or there is failure.

    The problem for Trump is, not everyone takes the bait.

    • Gerald Parks

      You mean like …putting his name on buildings …he never built while calling himself …a builder?

    • Boscoe

      Yup. just like when he asked people to write him some letters asking for Comey’s removal so he could then claim he did it on their recommendation. Nobody bought that one either. This is what happens when all your life you’ve had the money and power to ensure that nobody smarter than you is allowed in your orbit, and you happen to be an imbecile. Now he can’t choose who he has to deal with, but still thinks he’s the smertest guy in the room.

  • Weird Fishes

    Y’know guys, I had the funniest dream last night. Somehow Trump was elected President, can you believe it? Can you imagine what a catastrophe that would have been?

    • Raan

      I dreamt about zombies and southern plantation houses.

      • Weird Fishes

        Yours was much more realistic than mine was.

      • 451 Byrnes

        Peridot is my birthstone!

  • Relativicus

    “…the best thing to do is start the deportations, because his wingnut base can’t get enough of those.”

    And yet when Obama was being the deportentest president in history, those same deportation lovers accused him of “doing nothing.”

    • TakingAmes

      Hmm. I wonder what the difference is.

  • Gerald Parks

    Yes he is a COWARD and a loser!

  • MizzMazz

    Probably mentioned below, but we all know 45 will still manage to keep his underpaid staff at Mar-a-lago, his gardeners and his housekeepers. How many of these anti-immigration dicks have been found to have undocumented workers working for them? “Oh, that’s different”

    • TakingAmes

      It’s not illegal if the president does it. Or something.

      • Pisto75666

        Then you point it out and get “but I thought your side LOVED furriners. Hypocrite”

        ugh. It never ends

    • greyXstar

      That’s assuming his Florida trash palaces are still standing next week. I’m hoping Irma gets extremely selective.

  • Donkey Option

    Hey, remember when he was super surprised that Democrats were upset when he fired Comey? It’s almost like this asshole has no idea how to read the current political climate.

    • SisterArtemis

      Or how to read any climate, or really how to read. I don’t mean “does he know how to put a word together out of letters and string them together into sentences.” Despite the frequent theorizing the guy doesn’t know how to read, I’m pretty sure he’s got that basic skill down.

      But he’s not a Reader, he’s not a thinker, he’s not a person who takes in information and digests it, thinks about meaning, or implication, or anything beyond the surface. *sigh* How I miss Obama, how I miss the potential of Clinton, how I miss nuanced thought at the top of our governmental hierarchy…

      • Yours is much wordier than mine

        • SisterArtemis

          Generally my problem in life. I do pretty good here most of the time, trying to keep posts short.

          • BeachBum

            Here you don’t have to reinvent the wheel every time you say something. In real life you do. Well, at least in my real life.

    • BeachBum

      That’s true. He is even more lost in the international arena. But I think he knows some people do think like him and that is his base. Sadly too many for my liking.

    • Boscoe

      That’s sort of what usually happens when you attempt to reverse-engineer a rationalization for something incredibly stupid that you’ve already decided to do.

    • C4TWOMAN

      It’s almost like this asshole has no idea how to read

      Yuppers, that’s it.

    • doktorzoom

      Trump doesn’t think “climate” is even a thing.

  • JParkerSD46

    You know what else were fun times? When we had presidents who weren’t insane, narcissistic, ignorant toddlers who actually understood law and the Constitution and just “how things work” in general. Good times…good time.

  • OneYieldRegular

    “I passed the buck to somebody else! If they don’t do anything about it, I’ll consider paying attention to 800,000 people in six months or so. Bqwatevwr.”

  • r m reddicks

    It’s been fun while it lasted. But he’s starting to pay attention to his handlers. Comedy replaced by pure madness.

  • whitroth

    Hey, and he just allegedly cut a deal with the *Dems* to raise the debt ceiling till mid-Dec (just in time to screw everyone for the holidays) and Harvey disaster relief…. and surely pissing off the rest of the GOP….

    Thet thar impeachment ain’t thet much of a long shot no more….

  • Holly

    HIS BASE THINKS (Not so much) HIS BASE WANTS (Who the fuck even gives a rats fucking ass what they want)…I’m SO fucking tired of hearing about his fuckity fucking fucked up base. They are the pox upon this country and Trump is the disease x carrier

    • Internet Hitler

      No no no – he’s talking about his BASS. The bass player in his bitchin’ garage band, MAGA. He’s on a heroin diet and keeps getting smaller and frailer. And don’t get him started on the drummer.

  • JustPixelz (((Ω)))
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  • Platos_Redhaired_Stepchild

    Trump is awfully good at making Republican voters realize how fucking dumb Republican talking points & politicians are.

    Muslim Ban: whoops, those immigrants were doctors that red states needed tofill their hospitals, bubba!
    Kick out all the illegals: Whoops, there goes billions of tax dollars & nobody is picking our crops!
    Kill Obamacare: whoops, say good bye to your health insurance, bubba!
    Kill the EPA & gubbmint regulation: Whoops, theres toxic waste flooding all over the state!
    Kill FEMA & Climate Change isn’t real: Whoops, huge fucking hurricanes are leveling our red-state cities and we don’t have any insurance!
    Kill dept of Education: Whoops, college is more expensive & my kids can’t read.

    • phoenix00

      Republican voters will never realize how fucking dumb Republicans are.

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