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.”
“I have great respect for the U.K. United Kingdom. Great respect. People call it Britain. They call it Great Britain. They used to call it England, different parts.” (via Fox) pic.twitter.com/IgLQ6CFjzQ
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) August 2, 2018
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.
North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the “Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.” Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2018
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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‘I Get No Lawyer’: Trump in Full Meltdown Mode Falsely Claims Open Impeachment Inquiry Hearings Are a ‘Trial’
“This Witch Hunt should not be allowed to proceed!”
President Donald Trump is in full meltdown mode. Thursday morning the man purported to be the leader of the free world, the most powerful person to hold elected office in this country, tweeted witness testimony in the House open impeachment inquiry hearings slated to begin next week are a “trial.”
They are not.
The trial takes place in the Senate, assuming the House passes articles of impeachment and Majority Leader Mitch MCConnell allows the Senate trial to proceed.
The President also claimed his due process rights and right to an attorney are being denied.
They are not.
This is not a criminal trial and as president Trump has no special rights.
The President also claimed the witnesses who will appear before Congress are “Never Trumpers.”
They are not.
It was just explained to me that for next weeks Fake Hearing (trial) in the House, as they interview Never Trumpers and others, I get NO LAWYER & NO DUE PROCESS. It is a Pelosi, Schiff, Scam against the Republican Party and me. This Witch Hunt should not be allowed to proceed!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 7, 2019
There are three witnesses scheduled next week. All three are career foreign service officers.
The first is the U.S. chargé d’affaires for Ukraine, Ambassador Bill Taylor, who previously served in State Dept. roles for both Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. He was hand-picked by none other than Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for his current role. He is a decorated Vietnam War veteran who began working for the federal government in 1980.
The second is United States Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs, George Kent, who began working for the U.S. State Dept. in 1992.
The third is former Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, who began working for the U.S. Foreign Service in 1986.
There is zero evidence any of the three are “Never Trumpers.”
‘The Problem Is We Need Some Money’: Giuliani Has Been ‘Butt-Dialing’ an NBC News Reporter
“The problem is we need some money,” Giuliani says in the three-minute recording about overseas dealings. “We need a few hundred thousand.”
NBC News’ Rich Schapiro was the recipient of the accidental call. He writes he had been speaking to the former NYC mayor earlier in the evening of October 16 and the call went into his voicemail, as he was sleeping. Schapiro also reports, “it wasn’t the first time it had happened.”
It is not known to who Giuliani was speaking, nor specifically what deals he was working on. More importantly, perhaps, it is not known in what capacity Giuliani was working.
A former federal prosecutor, Giuliani opened a security consulting firm after leaving office as New York City’s mayor. He’s also President Trump’s attorney, he admits he has acted as a spokesperson for an Iranian group that once was on the U.S. terror watchlist, and he has been conducting shadow government foreign policy on Trump’s behalf.
And those are just the roles we know about.
Giuliani also “told the Daily Beast his firm had signed a deal with Bahrain to advise its police force on counter-terrorism measures. But the Bahrain News Agency account of the meeting suggested Giuliani was viewed more like an ambassador than a security consultant. ‘HM the King praised the longstanding Bahraini-U.S. relations, noting keenness of the two countries to constantly develop them,’ it said.”
Right before Giuliani says, “The problem is we need some money,” he asks for a man he calls “Robert.” It is not known who that is.
The other time Giuliani butt-dialed Schapiro was last month, on September 28.
Giuliani spends the entire three minutes railing against the Bidens. He can be heard recycling many of the unfounded allegations he has been making on cable news and in interviews with print reporters.
Among the claims: that then-Vice President Biden intervened to stop an investigation of a Ukrainian gas company because Hunter sat on the board, and that Hunter traded on his father’s position as vice president to earn $1.5 billion from Chinese investors.
“There’s plenty more to come out,” Giuliani says. “He did the same thing in China. And he tried to do it in Kazakhstan and in Russia.”
“It’s a sad situation,” he adds. “You know how they get? Biden has been been trading in on his public office since he was a senator.”
You can listen to the recording and read the full report here.
Trump to Order Entire Federal Government to Drop NY Times and Washington Post Subscriptions
The White House is canceling its subscriptions to The New York Times and the Washington Post, and the administration will order the entire federal government to not renew subscriptions to two of the nation’s top newspapers. President Donald Trump appareled on Fox News’ “Hannity” this week and called both national papers “fake.”
“Not renewing subscriptions across all federal agencies will be a significant cost saving—hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars will be saved,” White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said in an email to Rupert Murdoch’s Wall Street Journal Thursday, Axios reports. Murdoch also owns Fox News.
The decision was not made in an effort to cut costs. Just one weekend of President trump golfing likely could pay for a year’s worth of the entire federal government’s subscriptions to both papers.
Grisham, who as White House press secretary has never held a press conference, did not address the fact that government employees and members of the U.S. military reportedly can subscribe for free to the Post by using their .gov or .mil email addresses.
“Fed employees are eligible for free digital subscriptions to the Wash Post using their govt email.”
So the USG will save 1000s of $ by forcing agencies to give up their *free* subscriptions?
These folks are so transparent. If you work at the WH how do you respect yourself?
— Aki Peritz (@AkiPeritz) October 24, 2019
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