While Sen. Mitch McConnell puts the finishing touches on his plan to assist Donald Trump in covering up a year of White House crime, the extortionist himself is in Davos, where his handlers let him give another not-particularly-coherent speech about, mostly, his own alleged greatness. The United States is in an “economic boom the likes of which the world has never seen before,” a clearly bored-out-of-his-mind Dear Leader read off a teleprompter. This is not true, of course, but let’s not dwell on that. He “reawakened” the “powerful” machinery of enterprise, and as an aside he “saved” America’s black colleges, and whatever any of you are talking about, there in the seats, nobody knows more about insert-your-topic than me, Dear Leader.
Yes, it was Sedated Slurring Teleprompter Trump that made the Davos appearance Tuesday. To be fair, the man probably hasn’t slept in days, but watching this man struggle to even read out the words given to him, much less present them coherently, was at times cringe-inducing.
If there was an actual News Thingy to announce, it was a wedged-in announcement that Trump’s administration will, at least in general theory, be joining the One Trillion Trees Initiative. It is not clear that Trump knows what that means; he did, however, promise the usual “strong” leadership in tree-having. He is a “very big believer in the environment,” he declared, repeating his standard filler phrase for your-issue-here. Whether that will result in a budget for tree planting that so much as offset the paper used for one of his campaign’s grifting fundraising schemes remains to be seen. He is a liar. He lies about everything, all the time.
In remarks with other world leaders, though, Trump for once barely had a thing to say.
So that is how Dear Leader is representing us today, in this latest international forum. Like this:
Adventures in reading with Trump pic.twitter.com/xI4gdeObSM
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 21, 2020
Oh boy. That is … that is something.