You know that a certain low bottom has been reached when Donald Trump and Devin Nunes are on the same dais and Trump’s dialogue is so bizarre that even Nunes feels the need to redirect the conversation and try to bring Trump in off the ledge and into some semblance of normal speech. Trump is in Los Angeles talking with GOP leaders and he’s apparently feeling like playing Elder Statesman today, which for him means rambling about the nonsensical in an attempt to sound folksy and knowledgeable. Just another cozy fireside chat with King Donald. Today Trump revisited his meme of a while back about how California would have no drought issues — and hence wildfire issues — if they would only stop dumping “millions of gallons” of water into the ocean — but that he understands that they do that in order to save the Delta Smelt. Huh? Yes, that was our reaction as well. Listen to this drivel. It will make you long for the days of recalcitrant toilets that refuse to work unless you flush them fifteen times and light bulbs that cast a vicious orange glow. Nunes started out talking about how his constituents need to go back to work. That triggered in Trump a desire to talk about water permits and fish. ” “I got you all your permits that you needed. You know, we throw millions of gallons of water each day into the Pacific Ocean — and when I saw — Devin — I said ‘how come those fields are barren? Beautiful land, barren, brown and then it will have a little patch. A little patch like this, in the corner, or a little patch on one side, and it’s beautiful green. How come so much of it, 90% 95% it looks like a desert’….he said, ‘We don’t have water.’ You mean we had a drought?….He said, ‘No we don’t have a drought. We send millions of gallons of water out to the ocean to protect a very …. I never say ‘unimportant’ everything’s important. Go ahead. What’s the name?” Nunes replied, “Uhh, the smelt. Delta Smelt.” (Have you ever had a Delta Smelt melt? I hear they’re quite delicious.) Trump went on, “So you have a Delta Smelt. That’s not doing well. It’s getting no water. (??) It would do a lot better if it had water.” [Sidebar: Anybody know how TF a fish can die from lack of water in the Pacific Ocean?] Nunes went on to say that the water gets sent out “to help the smelt” and the salmon. Delta Salmon? Or perhaps Kappa Salmon? They all hang out in a fraternity, right? They must, because they go to school, fish are smart that way. After listening to two minutes of this, Nunes dutifully dragged the conversation away from Trump telling fish stories and back to the farmers and the San Joaquin valley. Take a listen to this. See if you don’t think that totalitarian regimes of the world should adopt this clip of “conversation” here as a form of torture, in lieu of waterboarding. Nobody can stand too much of this. No normal minded person, in any event, which leaves out Trump and his human lawn ornament colleague, Nunes. Here’s a bonus clip for those of you who […]
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