Trump’s remarks on Black History Month. OY!

This transcript was tw**ted by Daniel Dale, Washington correspondent for the Toronto Star, as “the full transcript of President Trump’s speech to his Black History Month event.”

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This is the unhinged ravings of a narcissist, ranting about fake news, Omarosa (one of the people on The Apprentice), etc.  What an insult to black Americans—and to the world. What have we done?


  1. Tony
    Posted February 1, 2017 at 11:57 am | Permalink

    I thought his inauguration address was bad but this is the most incredible, rambling, incoherent drivel.

    We’re in such trouble, people. This tangerine coloured moron has his tiny fingers on the button. Oh dear…

  2. Posted February 1, 2017 at 12:04 pm | Permalink

    I am beginning to think that I am living inside the film, “Inside Out”. My inner conversation personifies the characters Joy, Fear, Anger Sadness and Disgust: except that there is one more cast-member, Trump, who can reliably interfere with some random eruption. I have no idea why these thoughts occur to me. Like the Trumpster’s mouth, sometimes my brain lacks an edit function.

  3. Posted February 1, 2017 at 12:06 pm | Permalink

    What a dunce.

  4. Randall Schenck
    Posted February 1, 2017 at 12:09 pm | Permalink

    It’s all about me. And by the way, I am 5 years old, at least in the mind department. This is the damn president?? I have only 4- letter words to reply.

  5. ploubere
    Posted February 1, 2017 at 12:12 pm | Permalink

    Let’s see if he will slam the legitimate press in every single public address over the course of his term. I’m betting yes.

    • nickswearsky
      Posted February 1, 2017 at 2:27 pm | Permalink

      I will bet money he does it in the State of the Union Address. He will also talk about himself at great length.

  6. Posted February 1, 2017 at 12:18 pm | Permalink

    “What have we done?” is less important than the question, “What will we do?”

    Realistically, I can do as much to push against Drumpf as I can to push against Mount Whitney.

    So, instead, I’ll continue to do what I can to make the world a better place. I’ll keep practicing trumpet and performing, I’ll keep working on my home, I’ll keep sleeping in on Saturdays and then eating lazy brunches of obscene pastries with my beautiful bride.

    Nothing is forever. Not the American Republic, which is in presumably irreparable tatters right now; not its immediate replacement, the T-Party. And not you nor me nor anybody else.

    What matters is not the ends but the middle.

    I’ve got an awful lot of my own middle to live and build as best I can.

    The Republic had a great middle, shepherding in the Industrial and Information ages and spreading Enlightenment values far and wide. Global misery, though still depressingly great, is at an all-time low. Of course, to our shame, we also dirtied up the place rather nastily and continue to show insufficient inclination to clean up our mess.

    The T-Party is unlikely to last long. Such things rarely do. And it’s going to make one helluva mess to clean up, as with any riotous tear-up-and-tear-down-the-house party. Such is its middle and its meaning, and why we as a species and a society really should learn how to grow up and out of these nasty phases.

    But there’ll be something else, more lasting and permanent that follows. The Wheel of Fortune always turns; that which is ascendant will descend.

    And eventually humanity itself will be no more. The Earth, the Sun, even the Universe itself will follow in due time.

    But that is then. Now, it’s now.

    So what would you like to do with your now? It is, after all, all that you ever have. Might as well make the most of it.



    • Ken
      Posted February 1, 2017 at 12:25 pm | Permalink


    • Sastra
      Posted February 1, 2017 at 12:44 pm | Permalink

      Yes. In the garden, growth has it seasons. First comes spring and summer, but then we have fall and winter. And then we get spring and summer again.

      As long as the roots are not severed, all is well. And all will be well in the garden.

      • Posted February 1, 2017 at 12:59 pm | Permalink

        In music, in suggested order…first:

        followed by:



        • Posted February 1, 2017 at 1:05 pm | Permalink

          Wow…the auto-embedding sure has gotten hyper-aggressive. I did those as full HTML links….


        • Ken Kukec
          Posted February 1, 2017 at 1:41 pm | Permalink

          I’ve always been fond of that Byrds’ cover of Pete Seeger. But Journey? Really? The arena-rock ’80s are best forgotten.

          • darrelle
            Posted February 1, 2017 at 2:14 pm | Permalink

            NO WAY MAN!!

            • Ken Kukec
              Posted February 1, 2017 at 3:07 pm | Permalink

              De gustibus, man.

          • Posted February 1, 2017 at 5:21 pm | Permalink

            For that egregious insult, you must now be subjected to this.

            • Ken Kukec
              Posted February 1, 2017 at 6:54 pm | Permalink

              “The horror, the horror.”

              Though I think David Simon made great use of that tune over the rapid-cut closing scene of the series finale in The Sopranos, leading to the abrupt black screen.

              • jwthomas
                Posted February 2, 2017 at 9:53 am | Permalink

                David Chase produced “The Sopranos,” David Simon created “The Wire.” An easy mistake to make, but I’m a terrible pedant.

              • Posted February 2, 2017 at 12:54 pm | Permalink

                Surely a terrible pedant should be wrong? Although, of course, it could depend on what meaning of ‘terrible’ one uses.

              • Ken Kukec
                Posted February 2, 2017 at 4:46 pm | Permalink

                Right you are; I’m mortified to be caught sub-pedantic.

      • paablo
        Posted February 1, 2017 at 3:05 pm | Permalink

        Thank you, Chauncey, er, Sastra. At least someone got the reference.

        • Ken Kukec
          Posted February 1, 2017 at 3:15 pm | Permalink

          Somewhere Jerzy the K is smiling.

    • Randall Schenck
      Posted February 1, 2017 at 12:53 pm | Permalink

      I’m in favor of that view but most likely only because I have most of it behind me. If I were 30 again, bouncing off the wall every few minutes. The future looks dim indeed. But, things change quickly today, much faster than ever before. This Trump thing will self-destruct without much push from the demos. Just a matter of how much damage there is to clean up. It took Obama nearly 8 years to pull out of the ditch made by the last republican so who knows.

    • Historian
      Posted February 1, 2017 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

      Retreating into one’s private domain is not the answer. Eventually “they” will get you no matter how much you ignore events outside of your own personal interests. How many Germans paid the price by not resisting Hitler before and shortly after he took power? Some were sent to the ovens; others died in the frozen eastern front; others died by relentless Allied bombing. The lucky ones survived the war only to live for many years thereafter in a land of total ruin. Resistance may not always succeed but, it’s better than waiting for the knock on the door.

      • Posted February 1, 2017 at 1:51 pm | Permalink

        Resistance comes in many forms.

        I can’t even pretend to resist with bombs nor bullets. Never mind my complete and utter incompetence in such matters; it’s against every principle I hold dear. I can’t even bring myself to hope that somebody else starts throwing bombs or shooting guns, nor to wish them well in such an endeavor.

        Even if “they” (whoever “they” be, the T-Party or Putin’s thugs or whomever your darkest fantasies run to) start the violence first, responding in kind doesn’t seem to be, historically, the most effective strategy. We have robust civil rights and a rather-well-integrated society here in the States today not so much because Lincoln burned Atlanta but because Dr. King wrote letters from the Birmingham Jail and John Lewis humbly walked unarmed onto that bridge. Japan and Germany are thriving democracies and economic powerhouses not because of the nukes and firebombing, but because we poured billions into building bridges rather than bombing them.

        And I’m basically equally incompetent when it comes to political activism. I might have a way with words, but I have no catherding nor equivalent skills.

        But what I can do is refuse to let Señor Smallinpants dictate to me a life of fear whose cup no longer runneth over. Maybe he’ll have me sent to Guantanamo for having the temerity to fail to kiss his ring in awe and terror, or for some other equally-absurd insult, imagined or real. But why should I let that stop me from being a musician, an artist, maybe even a poet? Why should I stop doing what I can, modest as it may be, to make the world a better place?

        And what could even theoretically be more defiant than to refuse to be cowed by a bully?

        Der Drumpfenfurher’s goal is to remake the world in his own image, which he thinks will ease his fear and protect him from everything that’s not Trump. Everything I do and am that’s not Trump is an insult and an affront to his very existence — which is going to happen regardless of my own desires on the matter. Winston can’t possibly love Big Brother enough to make Big Brother truly happy, because Big Brother’s appetite grows exponentially and insatiably and without bounds.

        So there’s nothing in any equation I can make in which he’s relevant…so why should I let his existence demean and diminish my own?

        Pro tip: if most people followed this same logic to the same conclusion, the White House wouldn’t have the Resident it currently has. And if enough people figure this out, he won’t be Resident any longer. But that’s not why people should follow this logic; the purpose is instead to realize your own limits over your own life and destiny so you might do your own limited best to make this the best possible world.



      • Kevin
        Posted February 1, 2017 at 5:31 pm | Permalink

        ‘Doing’ is not retreating.

        I was once a high school teacher and what I taught was completely irrelevant. It’s who I was: a role model to young people.

        If what you do as a human are meaningful things, like music or cooking or exercise or landscaping, people will notice. You can change the world without resisting. That doesn’t mean you’ve retreated.

        • Historian
          Posted February 1, 2017 at 6:55 pm | Permalink

          I wonder if the Jews marching to the gas chambers thought the same thing.

          • Kevin
            Posted February 2, 2017 at 1:16 pm | Permalink

            I actually think that many of them did. I would have run away, shot in the back. That’s not resisting, that’s just running away. Most of them did not run. They were stronger than I would have been.

    • strongforce
      Posted February 1, 2017 at 8:39 pm | Permalink

      Thanks for the perspective Ben.

    • HaggisForBrains
      Posted February 3, 2017 at 4:51 am | Permalink

      Great to have you back, Ben!

    • Posted February 3, 2017 at 10:01 pm | Permalink

      You got married! Heartiest congratulations to you both, Ben. Live long and prosper.

      • Diane G.
        Posted February 3, 2017 at 10:44 pm | Permalink

        I second this, Ben! 🙂

  7. Ken Kukec
    Posted February 1, 2017 at 12:26 pm | Permalink

    Shorter Trump: “One of my favorite cabinet members is a colored fella.”

    The rest is just the usual stream of resentments.

  8. Rita
    Posted February 1, 2017 at 12:37 pm | Permalink

    This reads like a parody that a comedian made up!

    • rickflick
      Posted February 1, 2017 at 2:38 pm | Permalink

      Yes, that was my first thought. It can’t be true. He’s not that ignorant…but I guess he is. 8-(

    • jeremy pereira
      Posted February 2, 2017 at 7:26 am | Permalink

      That was my first thought too.

  9. Michiel
    Posted February 1, 2017 at 12:38 pm | Permalink

    For some reason, seeing the way he speaks written down is even worse than hearing him actually speak.

    • Ken Phelps
      Posted February 1, 2017 at 12:59 pm | Permalink

      I don’t know. The insufferable mugging and posturing is pretty hard to take.

      • Michiel
        Posted February 2, 2017 at 2:24 am | Permalink

        I agree, hearing AND seeing him speak is the worst 😛

  10. yiamcross
    Posted February 1, 2017 at 12:39 pm | Permalink

    The worst part is that none of his followers and supporters care. In fact they’re happy that he talks like they do, in rambling homilies and nearly meaningful soundbites. What can you do when the opposition dismisses reasoned counter argume ts supported by facts as politivally motivated attacks and false facts? This is not going to end well.

    I notice the seeds of fascist authoritarianism being liberally sown, he’s going to make people behavr.

    • Sastra
      Posted February 1, 2017 at 12:48 pm | Permalink

      I’m wondering if a significant reason that poor working class voters thought a privileged billionaire snob was’on their side’ was because of the way he expressed himself. Not all smooth, fancy, and elitist like Obama or Clinton. No, this guy sounds like the people they know, folks like them. They can understand him. So he must understand them.

      • Alpha Neil
        Posted February 1, 2017 at 1:47 pm | Permalink

        Yes. They were taken in by his style of saying whatever he wants whenever he wants. If he is willing to say unpopular things then the things he says must be true. They respect someone who speaks their mind. Unfortunately, the fact that the person has debilitating personality flaws isn’t part of the equation.

        • Sastra
          Posted February 1, 2017 at 1:54 pm | Permalink

          Nor, apparently, is the fact that what’s on his mind is simplistic, superficial, and silly.

          I saw a cartoon. A herd of sheep in a field are staring at a huge campaign sign with a wolf on it. Written on the bottom of the billboard is his slogan: “I AM GOING TO EAT YOU.” One sheep says approvingly to the other “He tells it like it is.”

          • jaxkayaker
            Posted February 1, 2017 at 2:26 pm | Permalink

            It’s all that, plus he told them what they wanted to hear. They’re gullible. If they weren’t, they’d question their preachers.

            • jwthomas
              Posted February 2, 2017 at 9:57 am | Permalink

              That photo of him in MacDonalds
              wolfing down a burger and fries is what sold him.

    • colnago80
      Posted February 1, 2017 at 3:22 pm | Permalink

      It’s 1933 in Germany redux.

      • Posted February 2, 2017 at 11:44 am | Permalink

        For better or for worse, Trump doesn’t speak like a certain Austrian …

  11. Posted February 1, 2017 at 12:43 pm | Permalink

    I am impressed that he even mentioned black people in his speech on black history month at all, and didn’t just talk about general suffering and then explain that he didn’t mention blacks because whites and Asians and Native Americans suffered, too.

    • Posted February 1, 2017 at 12:53 pm | Permalink

      I thought maybe he was going to channel Steve Martin. “I was born a poor black child…..”. Then daddy gave me a small $100m loan……

  12. Ken Kukec
    Posted February 1, 2017 at 12:51 pm | Permalink

    There’s an excellent essay (and cri-de-coeur warning to Republicans against throwing their lots in with Trump) over at The Atlantic by a certifiably conservative member of the foreign-policy establishment, Eliot A. Cohen (Bush II state department, co-founder of the Project for the New American Century think-tank, current director of the Strategic Studies Program at Johns Hopkins).

    • Rasmo Carenna
      Posted February 1, 2017 at 1:58 pm | Permalink

      Excellent indeed.

    • Posted February 1, 2017 at 4:16 pm | Permalink

      That was indeed a fantastic and well-written piece of FAKE NEWS!!! SAD.

  13. busterggi
    Posted February 1, 2017 at 12:52 pm | Permalink

    Vaccuous – which is better than usual for Trump.

    • darrelle
      Posted February 1, 2017 at 2:03 pm | Permalink

      I agree. As embarrassingly Trumpesque as it was, it was better than usual. I mean that in the worst way possible. This guy is a moronic, thuggish carny. The more I see the more I am seriously considering that his NPD is, in all seriousness, debilitating. He can’t make it more than 2 or 3 minutes into a public appearance without going completely off topic into how great he is and how bad the evil lying press is.

      Can’t wait till he starts interacting with foreign leaders and their representatives.

  14. Jenny Haniver
    Posted February 1, 2017 at 12:54 pm | Permalink

    I see a “Colored People’s” task force in the works, led by Ben Carson. Members, all “role models” consisting of Omarosa, Mike Tyson, Azalea Banks, Denis Rodman (soon to be ambassador to North Korea), and a few others.

  15. Sastra
    Posted February 1, 2017 at 12:58 pm | Permalink

    Trump is adept and articulate in the language and tones of schmooze. He’s got the flattering, empty patter of an emcee down perfectly.

    “You people, this audience is great. Anyone originally from New Jersey? That’s good, that’s real good. Love New Jersey, it’s a special, special place. You should be real proud. And you, honey, could you tell me about the corsage? Anniversary? How long? 45 years, folks — give her a hand. And her husband, too — believe you me when I say that’s quite something, very impressive, very. I love you all, you’ve been a wonderful audience. The best. And now I’ve got a wonderful show coming up and you’re all gonna love it, just love it, so much talent you won’t believe it, really, you won’t.”

    Of course, he’d sprinkle in talk about himself and his enemies, but in between, that’s what he’s doing. “The Art of the Schmooze.”

    • Ken Kukec
      Posted February 1, 2017 at 1:31 pm | Permalink

      Yeah, the Donald has down the spiel of a Las Vegas lounge act. (“Who’s here from out of town? Where ya from … Indiana? Do we love our Hoosiers, or what?”)

    • Steve Pollard
      Posted February 1, 2017 at 4:28 pm | Permalink

      I guess the schmooze is what comes naturally to him. But what also comes across in this speech is how fantastically unprepared he is. He knows the names of some black people, and drops them in; and then remembers that one of his nominees to Government is a black man; and then MLK’s name reminds him of some media allegation; and so on. It is all unscripted and off the cuff.

      A number of reports suggest that this is par for the course: that he will not or cannot process detail, and that he will not take advice on what to say, or even employ someone who knows the detail to write a speech for him. And if he continues to rely on the likes of Bannon to shape his policies, rather than the professionals he has started sacking en masses, this will not change.

      If he goes into talks with Putin or the Chinese as unprepared and superficial as this he will be taken to the cleaners. And the American citizens – and the rest of us – will pick up the tab.

      • Steve Pollard
        Posted February 1, 2017 at 4:30 pm | Permalink

        “En masse”, not “en masses”. Duh!

  16. nickswearsky
    Posted February 1, 2017 at 1:01 pm | Permalink

    This man is an absolute disgrace. Embarrassing.

  17. Posted February 1, 2017 at 1:35 pm | Permalink

    I think we’ve found the missing anus in Trump
    as he has diarrhea of the brain spewing from the mouth. Can we fast forward this presidency?!

  18. Alpha Neil
    Posted February 1, 2017 at 1:35 pm | Permalink

    This is like porn for clinical psychologists.

  19. GBJames
    Posted February 1, 2017 at 1:38 pm | Permalink

    Lord baby jeezus save us.

  20. Sastra
    Posted February 1, 2017 at 1:43 pm | Permalink

    I decided to google ‘Obama speech black history month and came up with this, which was apparently given under the same circumstances. There are some jokes, some banter, some schmoozing, some puff, lots of names mentioned. But OMG, the difference. Read it and weep.

    … So we are so proud to honor this rich heritage. But Black History Month shouldn’t be treated as though it is somehow separate from our collective American history — (applause) — or somehow just boiled down to a compilation of greatest hits from the March on Washington, or from some of our sports heroes. There are well-meaning attempts to do that all around us, from classrooms to corporate ad campaigns. But we know that this should be more than just a commemoration of particular events.

    It’s about the lived, shared experience of all African Americans, high and low, famous and obscure, and how those experiences have shaped and challenged and ultimately strengthened America. It’s about taking an unvarnished look at the past so we can create a better future. It’s a reminder of where we as a country have been so that we know where we need to go…

  21. J. Quinton
    Posted February 1, 2017 at 1:54 pm | Permalink

    There’s nothing more perverse than a guy who was the living embodiment of the rage against the legitimacy of the first black president — the most significant event in black history *since* MLK — flinging false appreciation for black history.

    Instead of aggrandizing his irrelevant sycophants during black history, maybe talk about how much you appreciated the first black president.

  22. Posted February 1, 2017 at 1:55 pm | Permalink

    He needs to hire a competent speechwriter and never go off teleprompter. There’s increasing talk about whether he will even survive his term. He is bound to do something blatantly illegal that will possibly be discovered in the plethora of lawsuits against him, if he hasn’t already.

    If that doesn’t happen, I fear we are going to end up in multiple quagmires abroad. Iran isn’t happy with the immigration ban, I can see that dynamic spiraling out of control quickly. As for his speech for black history, it’s yet another example of why he shouldn’t be involved in more serious affairs.

    • Sastra
      Posted February 1, 2017 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

      I think we’re lucky he didn’t refer to “Frederick Tubman” and “Harriet Douglass.”

      • darrelle
        Posted February 1, 2017 at 2:10 pm | Permalink

        I have to admit that I was rather surprised that he didn’t. I didn’t know he had it in him.

    • darrelle
      Posted February 1, 2017 at 2:08 pm | Permalink

      He shouldn’t be involved in less serious affairs either.

      • Posted February 1, 2017 at 3:26 pm | Permalink

        Good point, I hear he doesn’t even wait for those.

  23. Lee Quave
    Posted February 1, 2017 at 2:22 pm | Permalink

    Trump is the payback price for putting a black man if office. It’s as simple as that. As Carlin said “never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups”.

  24. jaxkayaker
    Posted February 1, 2017 at 2:23 pm | Permalink

    He knows words, he has the best words.

  25. bric
    Posted February 1, 2017 at 2:30 pm | Permalink

    The management at Reuters has produced guidelines for reporting the Trump Administration:

    Of course the extraordinary thing is that they have to

    • Dee
      Posted February 1, 2017 at 3:02 pm | Permalink

      Thanks for the link, that was worth reading.

    • darrelle
      Posted February 1, 2017 at 4:13 pm | Permalink

      Yes, thanks for the link. To my mind the following from the articles “Do’s” list was largely forgotten by a generally lazy and ratings chasing mainstream press at least 16 plus years.

      “Give up on hand-outs and worry less about official access. They were never all that valuable anyway. Our coverage of Iran has been outstanding, and we have virtually no official access. What we have are sources.”

      • darrelle
        Posted February 1, 2017 at 4:17 pm | Permalink

        Jeeezus. for at least 16 plus years. And an escaped apostrophe.

    • veroxitatis
      Posted February 1, 2017 at 4:39 pm | Permalink

      I thought the article would be about something else, ie. how to turn Trump’s stream of consciousness into English. The sort of problems which Hansard (the official report of the proceedings of Parliament in the UK) frequently had with the strangulated syntax of Tony Blair’s Deputy, John Prescott.

      • Posted February 3, 2017 at 11:19 am | Permalink

        At least in the case of the UK Hansard or the US equivalent, it only has to appear in one language. Think of what would happen in the Canadian Hansard with the translation!

  26. veroxitatis
    Posted February 1, 2017 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

    Only Trump has a word for this — “Sad”.

  27. Blue
    Posted February 1, 2017 at 3:19 pm | Permalink

    Daddy told me, more than one time, with a new – to – me word that: IF I were, right off, to use it in conversations or in writings at least three or more instances, THEN I would likely “own” it. That is, that word would be mine — in order to easily or to readily have it come to the fore of my brain at the next opportunities that it could be the one selected to be spoken or to be written down.

    Online I saw such a new – to – me – word just the other day, O right around it was, the 20th of January 2017, or so. The word is kakistocracy.

    What we have here — with this transcription today by The US President — is another of that classic: the “You People” – statements. Such a one made by, now, The Leader of a ‘state’ within these United Ones which is a kakistocracy.

    Since ~mid – month ago and my having selected to use that word or one of its derivatives @ somewhere within my writings or my speech with others nearly every single day, sometimes every hour of a day within these past two weeks or so, I now can soooo rock that frickin’ word.


  28. bric
    Posted February 1, 2017 at 3:33 pm | Permalink

    The Robert Burns Poetry Competition in New Zealand has been won by a Scottish poet with a work on the subject of Donald Trump:

    A Scot’s Lament fur her American Fellows (Oan their election of a tangerine gabshite walloper

    America, aw whit ye dain?!
    How could ye choose a clueless wain
    Ti lead yir country? Who wid trust
    A man sae vile?!
    A racist, sexist eedjit
    Wi a shite hairstyle?

    for the rest, and a reading see –

    • veroxitatis
      Posted February 1, 2017 at 4:31 pm | Permalink

      She appears to be channeling Irvine Welsh rather more than Burns. The language of the poem is a patchwork of Scots and English and some of the spelling is decidedly singular. My guess is that this reflects the gradual disappearance of Scots language and even dialect over recent decades. I doubt if kids today would understand the Scots of field, shipyard and playground of some 60 years ago.
      I entirely agree with the sentiments however.

      • HaggisForBrains
        Posted February 3, 2017 at 5:22 am | Permalink


  29. Garry VanGelderen
    Posted February 1, 2017 at 3:49 pm | Permalink

    I am Canadian, so looking from the outside in (although I have lived in the USA for 18 years). By all means resist your current president with all the legal means available. But, how do you convince the people who voted for him to change their minds? Education is vital in my opinion. Not easy to do with local or state school boards so dependent on support from the very voters who supported the president. A conundrum. I have no easy answers.

  30. Sakebomb
    Posted February 1, 2017 at 4:06 pm | Permalink

    Reading that, I get the feeling he has no idea who Frederick Douglass was.

  31. Posted February 1, 2017 at 4:44 pm | Permalink

    Well at least he mentioned some black people, which is more than he did for the Jews the other day.

  32. veroxitatis
    Posted February 1, 2017 at 5:13 pm | Permalink

    How on earth will this idiot be able to handle the White House Correspondents’ Dinner? To do that you need to be secure and comfortable in your own skin and even be able to laugh at yourself. Trump fails on all counts.

    • Nobody Special
      Posted February 1, 2017 at 6:13 pm | Permalink

      Oh God! That’s going to be a car crash. Is it too much to hope that the Trump goes nuclear in front of the cameras? We know he’s so thin-skinned that he needs to dye himself orange so we can’t literally – as well as figuratively – see right through him, but as yet he hasn’t faced a room-full of people laughing at him rather than with him, at least not since he became King President.

    • Posted February 1, 2017 at 6:34 pm | Permalink

      Well, you might harken back to the dinner right after the conventions when he and Hillary came and each sat on one side of the Catholic Cardinal and had to talk. He was so clever with his “Hillary is so crooked……” lines. If was pathetic and embarrassing. Obama may not be Robin Williams but the man could tell a joke and take one too. Trump, not so much.

      • Jonathan Wallace
        Posted February 2, 2017 at 10:02 am | Permalink

        He did make one good joke about Melania’s plagiarized speech. Having said that it’s pretty typical of the man that even when he’s doing the self deprecating bit he manages to deprecate his wife rather than himself.

    • Michiel
      Posted February 2, 2017 at 2:33 am | Permalink

      Ha, you think there even will be a White House Correspondent’s Dinner under Trump? With his relation to the media? I don’t think so. Maybe a private dinner with some Fox people only.

  33. zoolady
    Posted February 1, 2017 at 7:04 pm | Permalink


  34. Bob
    Posted February 2, 2017 at 7:05 am | Permalink

    Philip Roth was correct with his comment that Trump has a vocabulary of 77 words.

    • rickflick
      Posted February 2, 2017 at 9:17 am | Permalink

      But they’re all the BEST words.

  35. Steve Brooks
    Posted February 2, 2017 at 10:37 am | Permalink

    Whatever Trump’s IQ is, he is an idiot.

    • Posted February 2, 2017 at 12:55 pm | Permalink

      And of course ‘idiot’ derives from the Greek for non-voter: if only…

  36. Diane G.
    Posted February 2, 2017 at 10:50 pm | Permalink

    Sadly for The Onion & SNL, this couthless barbarian is essentially un-parody-able.

  37. Posted February 3, 2017 at 6:03 am | Permalink

    Well, he’s definitely a deuterostome, perhaps a little underdeveloped, but a deuterostome he is.

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