This is life in the US with a reality TV star running the show

During Trump’s interview with NBC’s worm “both sides do it” Chuck Todd for Meet the Press, scheduled to be fully broadcast on Sunday, he said that if he declares war on Iran (surprise he can’t legally do that), it will mean “obliteration like you’ve never seen before.” He almost immediately tried to qualify this by saying that “I’m not looking to do that” and that there were no pre-conditions on talks with Tehran. This is the same dumb script as his lame “fire and fury” North Korea TV drama.

Earlier this week, Trump was supposedly on the verge of launching a strike on Iran following the downing of a U.S. drone that the Pentagon claims was over international waters, but supposedly aborted the mission minutes before it was to be carried out. Ya right! (How can we believe anything coming from this criminal, he lies when he breathes)

Trump’s administration has been provoking Iran at every turn, including breaking the multilateral nuclear agreement with the country and declaring the Revolutionary Guard a terrorist group. Some members of Trump’s inner circle, particularly National Security Adviser and full-time warmonger John Bolton, have been itching for a military conflict with Iran. In recent weeks, however, Trump himself wants to have dinner with the Iranian leader.

Now even the conservative hawkish Wall Street Journal has scorched Trump for getting played by Iran in a brutal editorial. In a scathing column from the editors of the Journal, Trump received a dressing down for his aborted attack on Iran with the piece saying the Middle Eastern country “called his bluff” and he will come to regret it. The editors took idiot Trump to task for not only ordering an attack and changing his mind at the last minute — but for also for his lame attempt to lay the blame on the Pentagon.

“It’s important to understand how extraordinary this is. The Commander in Chief ordered ships and planes into battle but recalled them because he hadn’t asked in advance what the damage and casualties might be? While the planes were in the air, he asked, oh, by the way? This is hard to take at face value,” they wrote.

No shit, in our opinion this was no doubt another one Trumps stupid good cop bad cop negotiating ploys to get a sit-down meeting with the Iranians to try and bully and charm them simultaneously. That tactic will never work. Clearly, this imbecile has never done business with any Iranians. They don’t play like that.

Trump’s new top economic adviser is not just a little wrong, but wildly, historically wrong

This weeks’ Dumb Ass Award (and it seems like every week) goes to Doofus Donald Trump

Every time we think Trump has scraped the bottom of the barrel he seems to be able to dig deeper into his barrel of incompetent misfit toys. This guy is a complete idiot.       

Dumb Ass Award winner from 2007 (well Trump does love winners)

Trump’s new top economic adviser isn’t an economist, but did play one on TV….WTF!

Donald Trump named CNBC pundit Larry Kudlow his new top economic adviser. Kudlow is a supply-side fanatic who has a record of being wrong about the economy. Not just a little wrong, but wildly, historically wrong. Here are some facts about Kudlow (there are many more):

  • Kudlow does not have either a graduate or undergraduate degree in economics and has not written scholarly papers on the subject.
  • Kudlow argued in 2002 that invading Iraq would create an economic boom in the United States.
  • In December 2007, while the Great Recession was beginning, Kudlow insisted “there ain’t no recession” and the “Bush boom continues.”
  • In July 2008, seven months into the recession, Kudlow was still arguing that there was no recession or housing crisis, arguing that America was “in a mental recession, not an actual recession.”
  • In September 2008, Kudlow argued that lower oil prices would “make it much easier for people to pay their mortgages on time,” thus abating the growing credit crisis.
  • Kudlow called the “higher income inequality” of the modern era a “falsehood” and denounced “tired, banal, and boring” policy focus on the issue.
  • Kudlow is also a climate change denier who once argued that the Keystone Pipeline would be good for the environment because animals would snuggle underneath it (The pipeline would be built underground).
  • So what is Kudlow’s qualification? According to Kudlow himself, Trump liked that Kudlow spent so much time on television.

from Media Matters