A round up of Trumpian events 🖕🍊🤡


#9748

So they decided not to give an award to a journalist, and it looks like they might be saying, “No, this has nothing to do with her criticism of Russia, this is all about our president being a thin-skinned baby!” Normally I’d call that an odd defense, but I guess everyone already knows he’s a thin-skinned baby, so no harm done.


#9749

Dude, I know I’ve told you that you were wrong about this before and the Fox News tweet above is from 6 months before Charlottesville. I know it’s fun to say the original source is centrist Dems for just about everything, but maybe you should spread the message that the centrists are not clever enough to invent meme-able terms.


#9750

Mea culpa; I don’t recall that.

I do recall leftists critiquing centrist use of the term post-Charlottesville, but as you point out it was coined prior to that.


#9751

And yet conservative publications will continue to blast generations y & z as being the “trophy generation”.


#9752

I only even correct it because that shit just makes partisanship worse, and we both know partisanship goes beyond “Republican” and “Democrat” in the US alone let alone on a global service. I know the chans were using alt-left immediately after Richard Spencer got punched and people started accurately labeling online far-right trolls alt-right, and that was as early as 2015.

One of the core problems with how people talk on Twitter is that it amplifies and normalizes all sort of shitty speech and while there are organized efforts to spread shit from image boards and supremacist groups, there isn’t a way to track it when they start leaving “joke” replies to verified Twitter users (resulting in someone uncritical like a Fox News lackey or Neera Tanden repeating the joke and getting it retweeted everywhere).


#9753

#9754

“I just thought, why would you lie about that,” one of the donors told me. “It doesn’t even matter!”

Said someone who apparently hasn’t paid any attention to the person they are donating money to. Of course he’d lie about that. This is the “furniture and future” guy. This is the “CJ told me he also goes by DJ” guy. He cannot accept having ever made any mistake.


#9755

Not only that but he lies about literally everything as a matter of course. His height, his weight, the size of his hands, the size of his inaugural crowd, the scope of his electoral victory, everything.

Probably the only truth he’s ever uttered is that he could shoot someone on 5th Avenue and not lose a single supporter.


#9756

The latest tally.

The president averaged nearly 5.9 false or misleading claims a day in his first year in office. He hit nearly 16.5 a day in his second year. So far in 2019, he’s averaging nearly 22 claims a day.
As of the end of March 3, the 773rd day of his term in office, Trump accumulated 9,014 fishy claims, according to The Fact Checker’s database* that analyzes, categorizes and tracks every suspect statement uttered by the president.

Quelle surprise.

*The Fact Checker’s ongoing database of the false or misleading claims made by President Trump since assuming office.


#9757

Catching up to the number of posts in this two year oldish thread.


#9758

Do I recall correctly that a thread will close at 10,000 posts? Too bad that doesn’t apply to presidential terms and lies.


#9759

I am honestly surprised it hasn’t rolled over to a new topic yet.


#9760

I was going to ask “what if he shot one of his supporters”, but he would probably just make up the numbers with edgelords.


#9761

He would claim “Fake News”, until the video came out. Then figure out a way to claim the guy in a MAGA hat was secretly a Democrat.


#9762

Nothing to see here:


#9763

Not sure if Trumpian or just straight up “welcome to late-stage capitalism and regulatory capture”, but…


#9764

“Who needs water y’all?”


#9765

“Brawndo. It’s what plants crave.”

Sorry to make a joke, this really isn’t funny. But the line jumped into my head…


#9766

“I’m not going to cut Social Security like every other Republican and I’m not going to cut Medicare or Medicaid,” Donald Trump declared in 2015. “Every other Republican’s going to cut, and even if they wouldn’t, they don’t know what to do because they don’t know where the money is. I do. I do.” -MSNBC

Oh yeah?


#9767