Wait till the budget comes up for signature. “Shut sown the investigation or I shut down the government!” The ultimate “nice country you got here, shame if something happened to it…” shake down.
First he contradicts himself and the message of the last 3 weeks by saying oh no after all there shouldn’t be public hearings
And then publicly is stupid enough even further to say that he is thinking of going to Russia to celebrate a holiday about communist workers.
The history books here might as well just be a professional guide to comedy. I never thought there would be a man let alone a president that actually stunned me every day with new levels of stupid but this guy is just an overachiever
If you asked one of his supporters to explain this, they would say, “you have to understand his sense of humor.”
Educated and intelligent people view these obvious contradictions as laughable and stupid. They are, but we have to remember that this con man and his shills see it as A/B testing to figure out what will work best on their ignorant and stupid marks in the base.
The timing might be right. Depending on how things go with the investigation, the trial in the Senate might be heating up around that time.
I hope he goes, and packs for a nice long stay… the rest of his fucking life.
We really do live in the Bizarro continuum. Edward Snowden had to flee to Russia to avoid being disappeared by the CIA.
Donald ⊥rump wants to flee to Russia to evade prosecution by the Attorney General of the state of New York.
Note: I fully expect President Pence to make the first act of his brief tenure in office the granting of a blanket pardon for all federal crimes committed by every member of the ⊥rump administration.
If only the GOP Senators would start embussing the motherfucker already!
Fair point, even if I may disagree about the level of shame these folks are capable of at this point. I’m just not sure they believe there is any cost in saying X yesterday, saying X is fake news & it’s actually Y tomorrow, and “who cares if it’s X or Y” the day after that.
But who the hell knows what these people actually think.
Well of course he wants to go to Russia. He still wants to have a Trump property there plus Russia’s unlikely to extradite him back to face the music in New York, right? At least until he pisses off Vladimir Putin, in which case they’re likely to either ship him back (in a number of pieces TBD) or just have him succumb to “natural causes” (polonium-210 is natural, after all.)
It’s not exactly inconsistent, though.
They shouldn’t be having public hearings. + They shouldn’t be having private hearings. == They shouldn’t be having hearings.
Which they have also basically said. But making hay in such a myriad of ways does indeed make them look dumb.
Also fun: The transcripts that have been coming out from the depositions record GOP committee members arguing about how to prevent leaks and acussing Dems of attempting to release testimony.
As their colleagues were “storming” the secure conference room because of claimed secrecy, Republicans were fighting to try to keep that testimony out of public view.
They don’t want public hearings. They want closed hearings they can criticize for being non-public. I’d expect the “transparency is unfair” arguement to become the new default. They’ve been making it behind closed doors all along.
Trump says something stupid:
In another dimension, the POTUS attending a May Day parade (though not in Putin’s Russia) could be seen as a good thing.
And still, here’s the the trump voters motto - “not a woman, not a person of color, of course I’ll still vote for him!”
Nothing matters, and substitute for Repub leaders “not a dem, still got power!” nothing to change.
I remember being a kid with Reagan as president and always having this uneasy feeling, like why people loved to such a disgusting person. I don’t think it’s really a mystery now
I say odds are even that if he goes to Putins May Day parade, he never comes back from Russia.
Neal Brennan nails it. Trump acts this way because he thinks he owns the government. You wouldn’t put up with accusations and investigations and disloyalty from something you own.
~Looks at calendar, confirms that the day ends with a -y~
It checks out.
Pelosi: “OK, we can work with that. Enjoy your government shutdown while staying in the brig at Camp David.”
Well, you know what they say: “A foolish inconsistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.” Well, they should be saying it, anyways, because it sure is true about the fucking Republicans. They certainly have little minds and a penchant for having no consistent positions these days.
The Repubs seem to have become fine with, like Trump, reversing their positions on a day-to-day basis, denying the reality in front of them, etc. Or if not “fine,” at peace with, at least. They only seem to care about whether they can get away with something, no matter how shameless, and so far they are.
This one is the winner from a couple days back.
Pretty sure a ROGER THAT is in order.