“Amendments followed. One to make it clear it was just for protesters on the street, an earlier version could have included those on the sidewalk.”
[quote]In an interview with Fox News to mark the 100-day mark, he declared himself “disappointed” with congressional Republicans, despite his many “great relationships” with them.
He blamed the constitutional checks and balances built in to US governance. “It’s a very rough system,” he said. “It’s an archaic system … It’s really a bad thing for the country.”[/quote]
Constitution: “No you!”
I was going to say that he was violating his oath of office:
I, Donald John Trump, do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States
… But then I decided I was probably just overestimating the “best of his ability.”
To paraphrase a line from Devil in a Blue Dress: “If you didn’t want the Constitution killed, why’d you elect me?”
Hoo boy. It’s really starting now.
And yet a significant portion of people everywhere will defend him as not being a fascist.
He’s “Just Asking Questions”?
Likely so, but I do have some faith that a significantly larger portion would rise up and fight back. Very few in the U.S. would be happy with a de facto dictator, whatever his policies, promises or hairstyle.
But then, on second thought, I suspect I’m kidding myself. Peeling ourselves away from cell phones and other entertainments is clearly too much to ask of most of us, for pretty much any reason.
slinks off to cower in a corner
I’ll be honest, if it gets that bad my family is exiting the country. I have that ability, and while I (somewhat) wish I had the mettle to stay and fight, I know I do not.
Is this unusual? I can’t tell if this is a “business-as-usual that just seems grosser and slimier because it’s Trump…”
I swear I had a good reason to be reading business insider…
And then he walks out of the softball interview from a morning show.
7:25 is the twitter link and the ending of the interview after refusing to talk about it.
Our entire country is becoming one big Fyre Festival.
The President of the U.S. apparently thinks slavery was something that could have been “worked out”.
Yeah, check this video out:
That’s right, it’s gone the way of Pepsi (online at least).
Good Lord, what is he even attempting to do?
“People don’t realize, you know, the Civil War, you think about it, why? People don’t ask that question, but why was there the Civil War? Why could that one not have been worked out?”
I know slavery must seem like a minor thing to a guy who kicked black people out of his apartments for being black, and once called for the death of black people who’d been found innocent of a crime, but c’mon, Don.
Is he suggesting that if Andrew Jackson had been president instead of Lincoln, he would’ve been super cool with slavery and thus prevented a war?
Yes, actually, Mr. President. There are people who ask those questions. They’re called historians! they know why there was a civil war and they even speculate on whether or not the problems could be worked out.
But slavery wasn’t that bad! He knows cause some white people told him! /s
Meanwhile, I’m reading Colson Whitehead’s novel The Underground Railroad!
What an asshole.
But who wants to take the time to listen to subject matter experts? Much better to invent a history out of whole cloth that sounds nice. #alternativehistory
Especially if they’re women! Better to let men do that work, and those who haven’t been tainted by an association with some scummy university!