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The Two Faces of Donald Trump

Donald Trump fired his longtime aide George Gigicos, who has planned almost all of Trump’s rallies since the start of the presidential campaign. Why? Because there weren’t enough people at Trump’s rally in Phoenix.

Of course, that didn’t stop Trump from bragging about the size of the rally, calling it a “packed house” and saying a week later “You saw the massive crowd we had.”

All lies.

Meanwhile, as Hurricane Harvey continues to pummel SE Texas with record-breaking rain and flooding, rescue crews are having problems:

They’re making it difficult for us to rescue them. You have people rushing the boat. Everyone wants to get in at the same time. They’re panicking. Water is rising. … We have boats being shot at if we’re not picking everybody up… they’re kind of under attack.

That’s right, people in Texas are shooting at rescue boats.

But according to Donald Trump:

We see neighbor helping neighbor, friend helping friend and stranger helping stranger. We are one American family. We hurt together, we struggle together and believe me, we endure together.

Making America Great Again.


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12 Comments

  1. Wildwood wrote:

    Well what’s a gun good for if you can’t shoot at someone once in a while. Now the rescuers need to carry as well, and pretty soon we will hear about floating gun battles. Or maybe just issue them all bullet proof vests and helmets.

    You can expect nothing better from the MAGA spokesman in chief. And today he and Melania are visiting Texas, (as if Harvey was not bad enough), and that will give him all sorts of things to tweet about. Tweet. Birds tweet. Birds have little pea brains. Maybe, on reflection, Twitter is the perfect vehicle for him.

    Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 10:00 am | Permalink
  2. ebdoug wrote:

    To save face on his wall, he could say “Because of Hurricane Harvey, we really want the funds to go to the Houston area. We’ll talk wall at another budget year.” If he was a man, that is what he would say.

    Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 10:18 am | Permalink
  3. Ralph wrote:

    The man has no moral authority. Never did, never will, so his words carry an obvious hollow tone on any topic of national concern, or for that matter on ANY topic, IMO.

    Wildwood – I understand your criticism of Twitter, there’s a lot of mindless chatter and innuendo, not the least being from the Twit in Chief. OTOH, his tweets put him on record (dutifully being retained and compiled by the National Archives) about any number of subjects and individuals that have been the subject of his ire and that may come back to haunt him as Mueller conducts his systematic investigations.

    But it has clearly found its niche and utility, not the least of which are its uses for direct appeals for help from people stranded by this particular disaster, if their phones or other devices have any power left. It’s also raised public awareness for many other disasters and political movements around the world and for worthy charitable causes, can be a useful source of information and communication between like-minded individuals and professions, and provides a voice for people under repressive regimes who would otherwise remain invisible. Of course, like most all social media, it can also be a monumental waste of time. So as most everything in life, it’s a double edged sword, comes with the bitter and the sweet and it’s up to us to parse the two. I must confess to dabbling in it a bit myself (see above if interested).

    Just my $0.02.

    Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 12:34 pm | Permalink
  4. redjon wrote:

    New York’s Steve King says he will NOT vote against hurricane aid like Texans did with Sandy… http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/

    Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 1:09 pm | Permalink
  5. redjon wrote:

    PETE King.

    Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 1:11 pm | Permalink
  6. Wildwood wrote:

    Ralph, I didn’t mean to disparage Twitter. I don’t tweet and have not a clue how to do so, but I do think it was made for a mind like his.

    Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 8:11 pm | Permalink
  7. Ralph wrote:

    No offense here, Wildwood. It does have it’s place but undoubtedly caters to the short attention span, so made to order for DT.

    And then as my folk hero, Borowitz, also once observed…http://bit.ly/2wHKf9n

    Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 8:44 pm | Permalink
  8. Yudith wrote:

    Sounds like a job for…the Army! Send in batallions of soldiers with non-inflatable boats and batallions of soldiers with guns to protect them. Then the Alt-Right can whine about how the federal sent the Army to shoot at the good Texan people.

    Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 4:50 am | Permalink
  9. ebdoug wrote:

    So what is going to happen to his “million men on the Washington Mall” coming up? Will he have to pay transportation and lodging and meals in his hotel to get enough to make a million? Now that he doesn’t have his organizer? I think it is scheduled for next month. I say “men” because I can’t imagine women going unless they prostitute them selves to Donald Duck.

    Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 4:53 am | Permalink
  10. Jonah wrote:

    “What a turnout” says our president as he visits Texas http://uk.businessinsider.com/trump-marvels-at-crowd-turnout-while-visiting-texas-amid-hurricane-harvey-2017-8

    And its that winning personality of his that endears trump to his republican fans http://www.people-press.org/2017/08/29/republicans-divided-in-views-of-trumps-conduct-democrats-are-broadly-critical/

    Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 5:48 am | Permalink
  11. Jonah wrote:

    Regulations are for snowflakes https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2017-08-31/a-hard-rain-and-a-hard-lesson-for-houston

    Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 6:50 am | Permalink
  12. Jonah wrote:

    And so much winning its getting tiresome https://www.axios.com/the-incredible-shrinking-president-2479454494.html

    Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 6:52 am | Permalink