i forget which one of the authors here mentioned it first, but hannity. poor guy. poor munchkin. he’s orange.
i can only assume he’s tracked down the literal exact same two dollar bronzer that bunkerboy uses and hired one of the same make-up artists ( i use that term liberally ) to spackle it all over his face area.
the self loathing that must entail. i can’t even. ( though, i guess, for what it’s worth, it’s good to know that hannity feels the same about hannity that everyone else does. )
I really feel like people are underestimating this motivation. The Times laid out what was, to me, a pretty convincing case that he, his companies, and his garbage adult children have committed and benefited from massive fraud. Plus he’s an unindicted co-conspirator in Cohen’s federal crime. All it’s going to take is an enterprising federal prosecutor with an axe to grind, who doesn’t like what Trump and Barr have done to the Justice Department.
I can totally see that happening. His deterioration is progressing right in front of our eyes. He can barely track what happens from one day to the next. He’s being propped up by his minions and handlers, and all the motivation for winning the election is coming from them. Donny sometimes tries his best to put on a good show, but often fails (like in this interview). He occasionally realizes he doesn’t like an outcome (like the Tulsa rally) and takes it out on said minions, but doesn’t have the leadership or wherewithal to plan a replacement who will do better.
None of the policy priorities the administration is pushing right now are coming from him. They are coming from his close toadies - Miller, Barr, Pompeo - and they don’t seem to coordinate, so they are disjointed and mostly incoherent. They will ramp up the intensity of the effort to get him re-elected, but they are leaderless and not working together in a coordinated fashion, so I wouldn’t expect to have great results, either. They will be painful and cruel, but still not have very much effect on the outcome.
Of course, the one thing that could pull this election together for him is, perversely, what most of us want - for the pandemic to come under control and for the real economy - actual living wage jobs for regular Americans - to return to some semblance of OK-ness. But there is no sign of that from the administration. They are going all-in on the opposite - make the pandemic worse and crash the economy harder - because that’s all they know how to do.
“Goofs”? He spouted gibberish in a rambling, stream-of-consciousness response to one of the most basic questions a presidential candidate could be asked, completely unable to remotely address the question. Even for Trump this was bad.
Of course, even if he was able to answer questions and was coherent, he couldn’t answer a question about his priorities. First, because he doesn’t have plans, and second because all he’s ever had was a series of “promises” made during his campaign, which he’s largely failed to fulfill (e.g. The Wall, jailing Hillary). He can’t bring those up as priorities, because it would just draw attention to the fact that reality got in the way of his core campaign promises.
That’s almost certainly true, given he didn’t want to be elected in the first place. But yeah, he can’t admit defeat, so he may not make that much of an effort to stay in power, but he’ll do his best to totally fuck things up as he leaves.
Yeah, he lost track of the question, no doubt. But Trump is still unable to answer the question of what he’d do in a second term. He had no idea, fundamentally. If forced to (try to) answer that question, he’d spout some different gibberish about how the economy was going to do really well and how great everything would be.
That’s the weird thing about Trump’s attacks on his former staff - because he can’t admit he makes mistakes, he usually says, “That guy was always a stupid, crazy loser, but I decided to give him a chance and hire him.” It’s like he has no idea how bad he looks in that scenario.