President Donald Trump on Wednesday went off on a psychotic tirade against his enemies in the Oval Office, which included rants against the Democrats, the news media, and the intelligence community whistleblower who accused him of abusing his office.
Trump’s latest rant was lengthy and featured several insane claims and blatantly false accusations — here are the craziest moments.
1.) Trump says that Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) should be tried for treason for “making up the words of the president of the United States.”
Trump once again attacked the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and said that he should be investigated for treason after Schiff jokingly embellished Trump’s call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky last week.
“He actually made it up, it should be criminal, it should be treasonous!” Trump fumed. “He made it up, every word of it made up, and read to Congress as though I said it, and I will tell you what, he should be forced to resign from Congress. Adam Schiff, he is a lowlife, he should be forced to resign… He should resign from office in disgrace, and they should look at him for treason, because he is making up the words of the president of the United States.”
2.) Trump attacks the entire city of San Francisco.
After the president railed against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for opening an impeachment inquiry, he encouraged her to do more for her home city of San Francisco.
“She should focus on her own district!” Trump ranted “You see what is happening to her district? We call it tent city, it is terrible. We just sent a violation to the city of San Francisco. Unsafe water, unsafe conditions, environmental, EPA, our EPA, doing a great job at sending Nancy Pelosi with all of the talk about EPA, there are needles and drugs all over the street, there are tens, there are people that are dying in squalor, in the best location, and San Francisco. It used to be a great city.”
3.) Trump attacks the media for not reporting an Obama conversation with a Russian official that was widely reported at the time it happened.
Former President Barack Obama was famously caught on a “hot mic” telling a Russian official that he would have more “flexibility” to conduct negotiations with his country after the 2012 presidential election.
Even though this remark was widely reported on at the time, Trump insisted that it wasn’t.
“What about Obama’s conversation with the president of Russia?” Trump yelled. “Where he says, hey, hey, tell Vlad I will talk to them after the election is over, nobody reports that, right? That is stuff that you should report, but you people should be ashamed of yourselves. We have the most dishonest media that you can imagine, and you should be ashamed of yourself.”
4.) Trump blatantly lies about Pelosi’s actions surrounding the impeachment inquiry.
In particularly reality-challenged portion of his rant, Trump falsely claimed that Nancy Pelosi viewed his phone call with Zelensky as perfectly ordinary, when in reality she told him directly that what he did was wrong.
“When Nancy Pelosi, who worked a day early, Nancy Pelosi called for essentially impeachment, let’s impeach the president before she saw the transcript, and this is a word-for-word transcript of the conversation taken by talented stenographers, when she saw that, I heard, she went crazy,” the president said. “She said, ‘We can’t impeach him with this conversation, that’s a great conversation!’”
5.) Trump goes on a bonkers monologue about reports that he wanted to build an alligator-infested moat along the Southern border.
The president also attacked reporters who claimed that he demanded that the government construct a moat filled with predatory animals to ward off undocumented immigrants.
“They said President Trump started screaming, ranting, raving that on the southern border, where we are right now building a tremendous wall, it is unbelievable what is going up, army engineers, we are doing a lot, we will soon have over 100 miles under construction completed, and we will end up with 400 or 500 miles,” Trump said. “[The reporters said] that I wanted not a wall, but I wanted a moat, whatever it is, a moat, and in the moat, I wanted alligators and snakes, and I wanted the wall to be a fence, and I wanted to be electrified, and I wanted sharp spikes at the top, so it would go piercing through their skin is somewhat the way they said it, skin piercing spikes. But I want that whole wall to be electrocuted, and sir, you never said that, they came to me, the comms people yesterday, and they said did you say this? I said, why are you asking that stupid question? Because the fake news media is saying that you said this in a book.”
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‘Dumbest Man on the Planet’: Trump Hilariously Mocked for Saying ‘If We Didn’t Do Any Testing We Would Have Very Few Cases’
President Donald Trump’s remarks at an Allentown medical supply facility are being pointed to as proof he not only opposes testing for coronavirus but doesn’t understand why Americans need to be tested.
And he’s getting royally rousted for them.
On Thursday Trump visited an Owens & Minor distribution plant, telling employees in a speech that testing is overrated.
“It could be that testing’s frankly,” he said, taking a long pause, “ah, overrated?”
“When you test, you have a case. When you test, you find something is wrong with people. If we didn’t do any testing we would have very few cases.”
Upon learning of the President’s remarks, many mocked him for what sounded like a suggestion the would be less people infected with coronavirus if there were less testing.
Dumbest Man on the Planet. https://t.co/7oWnLhldKI
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) May 14, 2020
Maybe he hasn’t lost his mind. Maybe he never had one to begin with. Let me see if I understand his logic. If you don’t test, there would be fewer cases….ergo, the testing causes coronavirus. Glad he straightened that out. https://t.co/JScX6PDNkp
— Joe Lockhart (@joelockhart) May 14, 2020
Honestly, this is something else. https://t.co/VJJYiyKJir
— Sherrilyn Ifill (@Sifill_LDF) May 14, 2020
You don’t want a baby? Stay away from pregnancy tests! https://t.co/12t7g4sj0n
— Quinn Cummings (@quinncy) May 14, 2020
“Can’t get pregnant unless you take a pregnancy test” https://t.co/Fl1Y0reVcl
— Aki Peritz (@AkiPeritz) May 14, 2020
And there it is! If you deny tests, people can’t blame you for the increase in cases. His strategy from day one. https://t.co/GHq3DqSKlk
— Bryan Behar (@bryanbehar) May 14, 2020
If we never check people’s glucose and A1C, we’ll put an end to diabetes! https://t.co/TVkddLxYAj
— Miranda Yaver (@mirandayaver) May 14, 2020
My 10-year old heard this, immediately rolled her eyes and said,
“That’s so stupid! They still have it, they just wouldn’t know it!”
— John Pavlovitz (@johnpavlovitz) May 14, 2020
If we didn’t do any testing, we would be blind to where the virus was spreading and unable to take effective action to slow transmission, and then we would have many, many more cases. https://t.co/6PuCriMB9T
— Caroline Chen (@CarolineYLChen) May 14, 2020
If we didn’t have no thermometers, there wouldn’t be no whatchacallit globel warmin’ https://t.co/RsYYkaHAwW
— Stonekettle (@Stonekettle) May 14, 2020
So if you never take a pregnancy test you can’t get pregnant? https://t.co/7ESAAKG9cz
— johnny mac (@johnnymac2220) May 14, 2020
Trump really seems to believe this virus would disappear if we just stopped testing for it. He is dangerously murderously delusional. https://t.co/GRfFXkgCh0
— Andrew Wortman (@AmoneyResists) May 14, 2020
So I shouldnt get my cancer screening cuz it might find cancer? https://t.co/k2rxcsmaqW
— WeThePeople🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@PrincessBravato) May 14, 2020
Exactly. As long as your own eyes are covered during hide & seek, no one can see you. https://t.co/Kx7HER7CdE
— Deborah Pearlstein (@DebPearlstein) May 14, 2020
— Cathy Davidson (@CathyNDavidson) May 14, 2020
finally, a president willing to stand up against object permanence https://t.co/721aBjN14B
— Josh Fruhlinger (@jfruh) May 14, 2020
Congrats on curing cancer I guess https://t.co/MWr3Dn9zHR
— andi zeisler (@andizeisler) May 14, 2020
‘Ultimate Hypocrisy: Morning Joe Panel Rains Holy Hell on Trump’s ‘Unpatriotic’ Behavior During National Anthem (Video)
MSNBC’s Al Sharpton led an panel that decimated President Donald Trump’s “unpatriotic” behavior during the Sunday Super Bowl performance of the national anthem (video below).
“Kaepernick did not mock the national anthem,” Sharpton noted, saying Trump’s fidgeting and waving his arms in the air as if it was playing just for him to conduct, was “a mockery.”
“I think it was unpatriotic for the President of the United States to act like this was some composition that he could exploit,” Sharpton told the “Morning Joe” panel Tuesday morning, adding that it “shows the ultimate hypocrisy.”
“It’s disgraceful,” Mika Brzezinski added. “Any Republican Senators who need any more evidence about this president needs to look at this video.”
“Unfit,” Joe Scarborough added.
— Reverend Al Sharpton (@TheRevAl) February 4, 2020
Trump indeed was caught on camera during a Mar-a-Lago Super Bowl party, which cost taxpayers $3.4 million. The national anthem video was posted to the Instagram account of a real estate agent for a Russian-American firm. That agent is reportedly known to regularly spend time at Mar-a-Lago and other Trump properties, as the Miami Herald reported.
House Republicans Have a Plan to Defend Trump During Impeachment Hearings – It’s All About His ‘State of Mind’
Rather than act as impartial investigators, dedicated to ascertaining the facts of the President’s actions, and whether or not those actions were legal, or are impeachable, House Republicans will stick to a plan that focuses on his “state of mind” and other intangible arguments.
“Confronted with a mountain of damaging facts heading into tomorrow’s opening of the public phase of impeachment, House Republicans plan to argue that ‘the President’s state of mind’ was exculpatory,” Axios reports, noting it has obtained an 18-page GOP memo that was sent out to House Intelligence Committee members Monday night.
“To appropriately understand the events in question — and most importantly, assess the President’s state of mind during his interaction with [Ukrainian] President Zelensky — context is necessary,” the memo reads. “The evidence gathered does not establish an impeachable offense,” it insists, wrongly.
Also wrong, or immaterial, are these four critical points the memo directs Republicans to make during the hearings.
“The July 25 call summary — the best evidence of the conversation — shows no conditionality or evidence of pressure.” (False.)
“President Zelensky and President Trump have both said there was no pressure on the call.” (True, but immaterial.)
“The Ukrainian government was not aware of a hold on U.S. security assistance at the time of the July 25 call.” (False.)
“President Trump met with President Zelensky and U.S. security assistance flowed to Ukraine in September 2019 — both of which occurred without Ukraine investigating President Trump’s political rivals.” (Immaterial. Doesn’t matter. Attempts to commit crimes are still crimes.)
You can read the full memo here.
The impeachment inquiry hearings with live, televised witness testimony, begin Wednesday.
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