Trump Is Allergic To The Word ‘How.’
Donald Trump Sunday repeatedly refused to answer questions on same-sex marriage. The GOP frontrunner who lost in IowaÂ last week for years has said he is “for traditional marriage,” but surprised many last week when he told a local reporterÂ who happens to be a lesbian that he will “unite” the country and the LGBT community can look forward to enhanced equality if he is president.
Trump told ABC News’Â George Stephanopoulos on Sunday’s “The Week” that he will appoint “great” “conservative” justices to the Supreme Court.
“We’re going to see how they stand depending on — on what their views are,” he said, again refusing to explain how a judicial ruling overturning ObergefellÂ â€“ the same-sex marriage caseÂ â€“ will “unite” America, when over 60 percent of Americans support marriage equality.
To see Trump’s sheer and total inability to not just explain how he will actually accomplish his goal, much less even define it, is stunning.
Above, the videoÂ â€“ forward to the 5:45 mark. Below, the transcript via ABC News, because following just the audio is impossible.
STEPHANOPOULOS: But just last Sunday, you said you would strongly consider appointing justices who would overturn it.
TRUMP: I’m talking about bringing people together and we — I would appoint justices. It would take a long time, frankly, because I don’t know how long it would take to appoint a…
STEPHANOPOULOS: But you want them to overturn…
STEPHANOPOULOS: — that Supreme Court decision?
TRUMP: If they — if they — I would appoint them and we will see how they will vote but I would…
STEPHANOPOULOS: But how does that move us to equality?
TRUMP: We’ll find out. I mean we’re going to find out. There’s a lot of people that want to see that. But I would, I’d — more important than anything else to me, this country is so divided right now, as per her question. This country is so totally divided, it’s probably almost never been as divided as it is right now and we have to bring it together.
STEPHANOPOULOS: But a majority of Americans now support the idea of gay marriage.
Wouldn’t it be divisive to try to overturn it?
TRUMP: It has — it has really been determined and we will see what happens. We’re going to look at judges. They’ve got to be great judges. They’ve got to be conservative judges. We’re going to see how they stand depending on — on what their views are.
But that would be my preference.
STEPHANOPOULOS: See, that’s what I mean.
Where do you want them to stand?
TRUMP: I would prefer that they stand against it, but we’ll see what happens. It depends on the judge.
STEPHANOPOULOS: And how does that move us toward equality for gays and lesbians?
TRUMP: Well, I think what will happen is — and, look, George, it’s very simple. We’re going to bring our country together. We’re going to unify our country. We’re going to do whatever we have to do. I’m going to put the absolute bed — best judges in position. If their views — we’re going to see what their views are. I will make the determination at that time.
STEPHANOPOULOS: But what do you say to gays and lesbians who think that overturning that decision is not unifying our country, it’s dividing our country?
TRUMP: Well, I think I understand what they’re saying and we’re going to see what happens. It’s a long way off, George. It’s a long way off.
TheÂ Daily Mail called it “a perplexing answer” and a “word salad.”
Really makes one wonder…
Image: Screenshot via ABC News
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Trump-Loving ‘True Victim of the Pandemic’ Nikki Haley Slammed for Complaining Her Birthday Popcorn Order Was Late
Nikki Haley is once again being widely mocked for a tweet. A few weeks ago it was this tweet, which basically was a very effective ad for Joe Biden:
If Biden wins in November, it’s clear that Warren will significantly shape his approach — on domestic policy in particular — whether or not her name’s on the ticket.https://t.co/odrqI0eIAJ
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) July 17, 2020
Now, it’s something far less political – or is it?
Monday morning President Donald Trump’s former U.S. Ambassador to the UN complained about… late birthday popcorn.
This one tweet seems to sum up the opinions of many:
Local woman stumps for man who destroys the postal service, then gets angry when her popcorn shipped via postal service doesn’t arrive on time. https://t.co/CK1RC1QBNK
— Bryan 🇺🇸 #PoliceThePolice (@swimmerbr78) August 10, 2020
Many mocked Haley for being tone deaf to Trump’s destruction of the U.S. Postal Service.
Republicans: Trump is bringing much needed reform to the Postal Service! Who cares if letters are a little delayed?
Also Republicans: where the fuck is my popcorn? https://t.co/nS0GudKsZN
— Pé (@4everNeverTrump) August 10, 2020
It looks like that company uses USPS for some of its deliveries. Hmmm … might wanna take it up with whoever’s running the postal service these days. https://t.co/DAMyEXUT0W
— Kaili Joy Gray (@KailiJoy) August 10, 2020
Did you try to send this order via USPS? Because Nikki, there are some things you should probably read up on … https://t.co/cttrnP9qb9
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 10, 2020
Were these deliveries made through the USPS, because if so, you may want to sit down. https://t.co/O6KdNqHdid
— Gary Legum (@GaryLegum) August 10, 2020
160,000 people are dead and your guy sabotaged the postal service, Nikki. https://t.co/NsCfuZatAT
— Conor Rogers 🏳️🌈 (@conorjrogers) August 10, 2020
Many reminded the former Republican governor of South Carolina that we’re in the middle of a pandemic.
— Betsy Boyz (@Betsy_Boyz) August 10, 2020
Yes let’s hurt a business for no reason during a pandemic where over 160k people have died. Great priorities here. https://t.co/LM53ARLPiH
— Emily C. Singer (@CahnEmily) August 10, 2020
Businesses are struggling, people are dying, everybody’s life has been turned upside down, but let’s all stop to say a prayer for @NikkiHaley after her screwed up popcorn order. https://t.co/GQCee92NIk
— Jeff Schultz (@JeffSchultzATL) August 10, 2020
What a piece of work.
People are still waiting for their unemployment checks and stimulus payments, about to be evicted, but please do go on about… popcorn. https://t.co/AeO6P1VrFq
— Sara Jane (@SaraJaneMaki) August 10, 2020
Many mocked her for her horrible record or priorities:
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) August 10, 2020
Nikkki is turning into a mini trump right before our eyes by using her platform to destroy a smallish business cuz she’s mad. ⤵️ https://t.co/yJjEcUM7dU
— Foul Mouthed Mom 😷 (@IamNurseTrish) August 10, 2020
The true victim of the pandemic logs on. https://t.co/rHSz4z4FwY
— Pirates Batting Consultant (@Expittriate) August 10, 2020
Many mocked her for her support of President Donald Trump:
I was disappointed when you wholeheartedly backed an aspiring authoritarian. #disappointednephew
— Shmuli Savage (@SavageShmuel) August 10, 2020
16 million American kids are worried about their next meal. Oh, and your dipshit president is destroying the Post Office. https://t.co/8b6vbW2nsZ
— AARP Provocateur (@Granny4change) August 10, 2020
And some, well, just mocked her for being cheap:
— ceeks (@70Ceeks) August 10, 2020
Lol imagine your multimillionaire aunt who was former governor and an ambassador to the UN gifting you some fucking retail chain popcorn for your birthday#disappointednephew
— COVID-19 Thirst Responder (@KyeNotFound) August 10, 2020
Fox & Friends Furious ‘Gym Owners Are Dying,’ Because ‘Politicians’
“Fox & Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade expressed anger Monday morning over gyms that are not allowed to re-open, or have to restrict the number of people allowed inside during the coronavirus pandemic. The number of COVID-19 cases in the country has doubled in just a few weeks to over 5 million.
“They’re dying. These gym owners are dying,” Kilmeade told his Fox News viewers, with not even a shred of understanding that in reality, 165,000 Americans have literally died from the virus.
“They have small margins anyway and they can’t do anything because these politicians won’t let ’em,” Kilmeade, clearly angry, snarled.
Kilmeade’s guest, “Body by Jake” creator Jake Steinfeld, told viewers, “Don’t quit,” and “be dilligent.”
But as soon as he started to give tips on how to stay healthy at home, which he said is “so important,” Kilmeade tried to cut him off.
“Gotcha,” Kilmeade said.
Brian Kilmeade: "They're dying. These gym owners are dying." pic.twitter.com/ZOytj5Pzze
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) August 10, 2020
Trump Calls Mt. Rushmore Story ‘Fake News’ — but Then Says It ‘Sounds Like a Good Idea’
President Donald Trump attacked CNN and the New York Times for their story that the White House reached out to the governor of South Dakota about Trump being added to Mt. Rushmore. He claimed it was “fake news” but then proceeded to mischaracterize what the report actually said.
“This is Fake News by the failing @nytimes & bad ratings @CNN. Never suggested it although, based on all of the many things accomplished during the first 3 1/2 years, perhaps more than any other Presidency, sounds like a good idea to me!”
The report doesn’t say that he or the White House suggested the idea, it reported that the South Dakota governor created a mock-up of Mt. Rushmore with Trump’s face on it.
Still, Trump pivoted to suggest it’s “a good idea,” and posted a White House photo from July 3, of his face aligned with the others on the mountain.
This is Fake News by the failing @nytimes & bad ratings @CNN. Never suggested it although, based on all of the many things accomplished during the first 3 1/2 years, perhaps more than any other Presidency, sounds like a good idea to me! https://t.co/EHrA9yUsAw
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 10, 2020
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 10, 2020
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