Keep Talking Donald

President Trump really seems to be going off the rails lately. Following is a bit of the madness he has been spewing:

Vote twice

In his latest assault on mail-in balloting, Trump suggested North Carolinians should try to vote in-person even after casting mail-in ballots. Election authorities responded by pointing out that trying to vote more than once breaches state law and that it is a felony for a voter to intend to commit fraud by casting more than one ballot.

Cut funds to “anarchist jurisdictions”

Trump has signed a memo that threatened to cut funding to Democratic-led cities that the administration has characterized as “lawless” and “anarchist jurisdictions,” using his office to launch an extraordinary – if legally ineffective – attack on his political opponents ahead of the November election.

“My administration will not allow federal tax dollars to fund cities that allow themselves to deteriorate into lawless zones,” the memorandum reads. “It is imperative that the federal government review the use of federal funds by jurisdictions that permit anarchy, violence, and destruction in America’s cities.”

Killer police are just like golfers who “choke”

In an interview with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham, Trump compared police officers who shoot people to golfers who “choke” in a tournament and “miss a three-foot putt.”

When discussing police officers killed on duty in recent days, the president told Ingraham “the police are under siege because of things — they can do 10,000 great acts, which is what they do, and one bad apple or a choker, you know, a choker, they choke,” Trump said. 

“Shooting the guy in the back many times,” he continued, “I mean, couldn’t you have done something different? Couldn’t you have wrestled him? You know, I mean, in the meantime, he might’ve been going for a weapon and you know, there’s a whole big thing there.”

“But they choke,” the president continued. “Just like in a golf tournament, they miss a three-foot putt.” 

“You’re not comparing it to golf because of course that’s what the media will say,” Ingraham said.

“No, I’m saying people choke,” the president responded. “People choke. And people are bad people. You have both. You have some bad people and you have — they choke. You can be a police officer for 15 years and all of a sudden you’re confronted. You’ve got a quarter of a second to make a decision. If you don’t make the decision and you’re wrong, you’re dead. People choke under those circumstances and they make a bad decision.”

“Thugs” on a plane

Trump offered an anecdote during that same interview, saying that “thugs, wearing dark uniforms” had boarded a plane on their way to disrupt Republican convention events in Washington, D.C.

Neither Trump nor federal agencies provided any further information to substantiate the incident.

“We had somebody get on a plane from a certain city this weekend, and in the plane it was almost completely loaded with thugs, wearing these dark uniforms, black uniforms, with gear and this and that.”

Ingraham: “Where?”

Trump: “I’ll tell you sometime. It’s under investigation right now. But they came from a certain city. And this person was coming to the Republican National Convention. And there were like seven people on the plane like this person, and then a lot of people on the plane, to do big damage.”

Ingraham: “Coming for Washington.”

Trump: “Yeah, this is all happening.”

Later, asked about the assertion by reporters covering his trip to Kenosha, Wis., Trump said, “A person was on a plane, said there were about six people like that person, more or less, and what happened is the entire plane filled up with the looters, the anarchists, rioters, people looking for trouble. The person felt very uncomfortable on the plane.”

All I can say is that as long as Trump keeps talking, the Democrats can feel pretty secure about who will win the presidential election, so Keep Talking Donald.

And let me just add one new way to describe Trump:

T– Totally

R– Ridiculous

U– Useless

M– Mindless

P– Prig

Published by Mike Sturman

I am a retired journalist with nearly 30 years in the field, during which time I was a reporter and held numerous editor positions at local newspapers and a number of magazines. After I retired, I was a sub in my local school district, then did PR for that district. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in journalism, and as for my politics, that's simple: I'm a liberal Democrat. I'm married, and my wife recently retired after 25 years as a teacher. We have one daughter, who has earned her PhD and works at a UC. Through this blog, I hope to pass on some interesting thoughts and ideas, entertain with some lighthearted posts and generally quell my pandemic-induced boredom.

2 thoughts on “Keep Talking Donald

  1. My parents are in their 80s and 90s. They have been through poverty, the Depression, my dad served in WWII. They have voted for Democrats and Republicans. Recently they told me that nothing scares them more than another 4 years of Donald Trump.


  2. Trump is an existential threat to American democracy, It’s not like he didn’t warn us when he said I could shoot somebody in the middle of Fifth Ave, and they would still vote for me. Who are they?


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