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Well, there really is “a lot to unpack” in drumpfs first cabinet meeting of 2019.  And if we could make sense of it, all the better…

WaPo headline

The shake-down continues…

“If Romney fought as hard against Obama as he does me, he’d be president.”

“I think I would have been a good general, but who knows?”

“Iran is a MUCH DIFFERENT COUNTRY than it was when I became president.”

  • Trump said European leaders have told him they don’t know how they’ve gotten away with taking advantage of the U.S. so long.
  • This is one of the many Trump claims that can’t be definitively called false but sure is super-false sounding.
  • Trump scoffs at the military contributions of U.S. allies to U.S.-led coalitions, saying that a mere “200 soldiers to Iraq” or “100 soldiers from a big country to Syria or Afghanistan” doesn’t make up for how these countries take advantage of the U.S. on trade and such.
  • Trump mocked Modi, I think, for reminding Trump that India built “a library” in Afghanistan: “We’re supposed to say thank you for the library. I don’t know who’s using it, in Afghanistan…”
  • Trump criticized the late John McCain by name, twice, for voting against Obamacare repeal. He was very ranty at this Cabinet meeting.
  • Trump said he gave U.S. generals “all the money they wanted” for Afghanistan, but they did a bad job. Of Mattis, he says, “What’s he done for me? How has he done in Afghanistan? Not too good. Not too good.”
  • Trump: “Russia used to be the Soviet Union. Afghanistan made it Russia. Because they went bankrupt fighting in Afghanistan. Russia.”
  • Trump’s assessment of Syria: “We’re talking about sand and death. That’s what we’re talking about.”
  • Trump says he’ll protect the Kurds anyway, but: “I don’t want to be in Syria forever. It’s SAND. And it’s DEATH.”
  • Trump’s hingedness level was not high today.
  • Trump says he had a meeting about Iran and the Middle East with lots of good-looking generals: “Like from a movie. Better looking than Tom Cruise, and stronger.”
  • Trump again falsely claims that Iran is having bigger protests (“riots”) than “they’ve ever had before.” The protests in the past year aren’t nearly as big as the 2009 “Green Revolution” protests, let alone the Islamic Revolution.
  • Trump added that there were many “computer boards” in this Iran meeting with the hottie generals. (I had to wait until other people tweeted “computer boards” to make sure I wasn’t imagining this phrase.)
  • Trump angrily complains about inspectors general doing public reports about the conduct of U.S. wars: “What kind of stuff is this? We’re fighting wars and they’re doing reports?” He says: “‘The public’ means the enemy. The enemy reads those reports.”
  • Asked about the Syria withdrawal, Trump said he never said it would be “fast.” He said it would happen in 30 days.
  • Trump says that if the courts say Obama had the right to do DACA unilaterally, he can do whatever he wants on lots of other stuff. He adds: “Can you imagine me having this power? Wouldn’t that be scary?”
  • Trump says he was all alone in his “big house” over the holidays — “except for all of the guys out on the lawn with machine guns.” He says that he’s never seen so many machine guns, and they didn’t even wave at him. He adds, “All alone with the machine-gunners.”

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    • Im an Aussie who has followed this idiot since he started. Why is he still in power???, doesnt your constitution contain some mechanism to remove, “very unstable genius’s”, ??… his lunacy is affecting our economy and the economies of our neighbours in south east asia…

      • Yes, we have the 25th amendment to our constitution provides for removing an incompetent, corrupt, criminal, lying POS from office. However, I believe most of our republican politicians may be subject to the kompromat that Russia currently has on them.

    • Just my opinion, as a forigner, DT is the most dangerous man on the planet. He needs to be off the world stage, or taken off the world stage, by any means

  1. He is a first class sociopath that doesn’t know what he is doing. He doesn’t read anything. Come on People in Washington get this crazy narcissist out of office. He has ruined enough in this country already. I blame the corrupt Republican Party for letting him get away with everything. Mitch McConnel has to go. He is as evil as trump. I hope Paul Ryan doesn’t show his face in Washington again. He is also to blame for letting Trump get away with everything. Don the Con is definitely not a genius in anything. His professors said he was very stupid . His father paid the school to let him in.


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