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Trump’s Top 5 Most Hilarious Screw-Ups in 2018 (So Far)

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In many cases, it does better to laugh at President Donald Trump to keep from crying about what he’s done to our country.

But if there’s one thing the president hates more than anything it’s when he’s laughed at or made a fool of. Still, the leader of the free world managed to be the butt of the joke without anyone on the left lifting a finger.

To add some humor to your holidays, these are the most hilarious screw-ups from Trump in 2018:

1. That time Trump didn’t know whether Ireland is in the United Kingdom.

During a Pennsylvania rally before the election, the president struggled with his countries.

“I have great respect for the U.K. ― United Kingdom ― great respect,” Trump said. “People call it Britain. They call it Great Britain. They used to call it England ― different parts.”

To make matters worse, he already had a geography lesson from Piers Morgan a few weeks before.

“We would make a great deal with the United Kingdom because they have product that we like. I mean they have a lot of great product. They make phenomenal things, you know, and you have different names — you can say ‘England,’ you can say ‘UK,’ you can say ‘United Kingdom’ so many different — you know you have, you have so many different names — Great Britain. I always say: ‘Which one do you prefer? Great Britain? You understand what I’m saying?’” Trump told Morgan in an interview.

Morgan told him they weren’t the same places.

But Morgan’s interview wasn’t
the first time either. Trump seemed confused when he spoke to British Prime Minister Theresa May. He thought the UK and Britain could be used interchangeably to mean the same place.

2. Trump cuddled up to North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un, only to be shown as a complete and total fool.

Everyone from policy experts to ambassadors and former leaders mocked Trump for his decision to meet in person with Kim Jong-Un and discuss a denuclearization treaty. For a few brief moments it looked as if something might actually happen, but when Trump left the summit and delegated finalizing the deal to others, everything fell apart.

As Trump continued to take victory laps for fixing the North Korea problem, secret missile sights were discovered. Trump swore this was “nothing new” and everything was fine.

Just days later, the New York Times reported the North’s official Korean Central News Agency said, “Kim visited the testing ground of the Academy of Defense Science, the center of weapons development in North Korea, and ‘supervised a newly developed ultramodern tactical weapon test.’”

Earlier in the year, Trump told Kim that his button was bigger.

3. Remember when Trump called Haiti and all of Africa a “sh*thole?”

Trump kicked off 2018 by attacking an entire continent and group of people. In an Oval Office rant about people coming into the United States, Trump sounded off in front of Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Dick Durbin (D-IL).

The moment sparked a firestorm across the internet and cable news as horrified Americans were forced to apologize for their president again.

4. Trump thinks he won in the 2018 elections.

Trump spent much of the 2018 election season telling his supporters that they must vote as if Trump’s name is on the ballot because the future of his agenda was. Trump then proceeded to lose the most historic number of Congressional seats for Republicans since the Watergate scandal.

“I wasn’t on the ballot,” Trump told Fox News host Chris Wallace.

Trump then spent the week following the election swearing he actually won the 2018 election.

“I thought it was a very close to complete victory,” Trump bragged in a press conference before attacking Republicans who refused to embrace him.

The denial wasn’t exactly unexpected. This is the same man who told his supporters this year, “What you’re seeing and what you’re reading is not what’s happening.”

5. The Saudi/Russia high five moment.

One of the most humiliating moments for Trump, and indeed the United States as a country, came as the president was attending the G-20 meeting just after the November election. Trump’s trip was an embarrassment as he screwed up a photo-op, looked like a doddering old fool during the group photo and screwed up his so-called China deal.

But the worst moment came when Saudi Prince Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud and Russian President Vladimir Putin exchanged an enthusiastic handshake like they knew they bested the United States.

While the year is coming to a close, there’s still time for the president to humiliate himself. The government shutdown is proving to be tough for Trump as he has essentially told Democrats he’s essentially willing to have a beaded curtain as a border wall.

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Trump Throws Tantrum: Republicans Will Not Vote in 2022 or 2024 ‘If We Don’t Solve the Presidential Election Fraud’

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Donald Trump has issued another threat, but this one may make some Democrats happy. The former president, claiming to speak for the entire 29 percent of Americans who identify as Republicans, says none of them will vote in the upcoming 2022 midterms or 2024 presidential election unless the 2020 voter “fraud” – of which there was essentially none – is not resolved.

It is an empty threat and one but one that could easily backfire, just as his months-long campaign of lies about mail-in ballots ultimately kept some GOP voters from casting a ballot last year.

“If we don’t solve the Presidential Election Fraud of 2020 (which we have thoroughly and conclusively documented), Republicans will not be voting in ‘22 or ‘24. It is the single most important thing for Republicans to do,” Trump said in a statement.

To be clear, there was effectively zero election fraud, and about 60 courts across the country agreed.

It’s far too early to get anyone to commit on voting or not voting 13 months from now, or three years from now, but the former president, who many believe will run again in 2024, isn’t doing democracy any favors by claiming to own the ballots of tens of millions of Americans.

 

 

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‘Stupidest Thing I Have Ever Read’: Madison Cawthorn Scorched for Wanting Cryptocurrency to Be ‘The New Gold Standard’

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U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) is getting mocked yet again, this time for suggesting the United States and the rest of the world should tie all our currencies to highly volatile, all-but-totally-unregulated, and environmentally damaging cryptocurrency.

He’s also apparently unfamiliar with the fact that the United States stopped using the gold standard, first in 1933 under FDR, and ultimately cut all ties to it under President Richard Nixon in 1971.

Doing so would also harm America greatly in other ways. The U.S. dollar is “the world’s reserve currency.”

It’s not going well for Cawthorn.

 

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‘Let Me Explain to You Again Peter How Our Process Works’: Psaki, Growing Tired, Forced to School Doocy Again

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Since January White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki has patiently informed Fox News’s Peter Doocy of facts in a wide variety of issues, deftly taking his uninformed questions, knowing it is likely the only way the Biden administration’s words will be broadcast to far right wing viewers.

But Psaki appears to be growing tired of Doocy’s attempt to twist facts to meet his agenda.

On Monday, Doocy once again tried to conflate the administration’s efforts to end the coronavirus pandemic with undocumented migrants entering the country illegally – forcing Psaki to once again school the 34-year old Fox News personality.

“What’s going on at the border? Is somebody asking the foreign nationals who are walking in Del Rio, Texas and setting up camps on this side of the border for proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test?” he asked, despite his network’s daily on-air opposition to so-called “vaccine passports” and even the vaccine in general despite having a corporate policy mandating proof of vaccination for employees or daily testing.

“Well, first of all I can re-address for you or re-talk you through what steps we take,” Psaki offered before Doocy interrupted her.

“Compared to the policy for people who fly into the country. So, if somebody walks, into the country, right across the river, does somebody ask to see their vaccination card?” Doocy in a staccato voice queered.

“Well, let me explain to you again, Peter how our process works,” Psaki, losing patience, replied. This is not the first time he has made this comparison.

“As individuals, as individuals come across the border, and they are both assessed for whether they have any symptoms, if they have symptoms they are, the intention is for them to be quarantined. That is our process, they’re not intending to stay here for a lengthy period of time, I don’t think it’s the same thing. It’s not the same thing,” she said as Doocy tried to talk over her.

“These are individuals, as we’ve noted and as we’ve been discussed, we are expelling individuals based on Title 42, specifically because of COVID, because we want to prevent a scenario where large numbers of people are gathering, posing a threat to the community and also to the migrants themselves. So those are the policies that we put in place, in large part because, again, the CDC continues to recommend title 42 to be in place given we’re facing a global pandemic.”

 

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