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Jimmy Kimmel Trumps Trump

Are you avoiding reading anything about Trump’s first criminal trial? Actually, this is the FIRST US President to have had a criminal trial, ever! And since he keeps ignoring his gag order, who knows, he might be the first president ever to go to jail.

Luckily, Trump won’t be able to get a jury like this one!

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This scene from the 2004 movie “Downfall” has become a regular meme, so it is not surprising that it would get used for Donald Trump.

My question is, just when will Judge Eileen Cannon stop slow-walking Trump’s document trial, or else get herself removed from it by the appeals court?

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GOP Solution to the Abortion Debate?

Do you think Republicans wouldn’t try this?

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After all, a Republican candidate for the US Senate recently suggested that residents of nursing homes are not qualified to vote, because they have a life expectancy of less than six months. Of course, this had absolutely nothing to do with the fact that polls are showing that senior citizens favor Joe Biden.

After all, women did not have the right to vote in the US (along with other rights) until August 18, 1920.


An AI Preview of the GOP Convention

Someone used AI to (humorously) show how Donald Trump could win nomination at the GOP convention.


Fawning over Trump

Axios reports that some House Republicans, including Rep. Guy Reschenthaler, a member of GOP leadership, introduced a bill to rename Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) to the “Donald J. Trump International Airport”. This would mean that both D.C. airports would sport names of former Republican presidents (the smaller airport – DCA – is named after Ronald Reagan).

Reschenthaler told Fox News, “In my lifetime, our nation has never been greater than under the leadership of President Donald J. Trump. As millions of domestic and international travelers fly through the airport, there is no better symbol of freedom, prosperity and strength than hearing ‘Welcome to Trump International Airport’ as they land on American soil.”

Given the Republican razor-thin majority in the House, and a Democratic Senate, it is unlikely the bill would pass, but that didn’t stop Democrats from making fun of it:

  • Rep. Gerry Connolly, who represents part of Dulles, quipped “Donald Trump is facing 91 felony charges. If Republicans want to name something after him, I’d suggest they find a federal prison.”
  • Rep. Jamie Raskin opines “If they name it after Trump, there could be continued round-trip service to Moscow.”
  • Rep. Don Beyer reminds us of Trump’s infamous Muslim travel ban which resulted in detentions at Dulles where, for example, a 71-year-old man with a heart condition was detained and denied access to a lawyer. Beyer also said on eX-Twitter, “I remember Republicans like those who wrote this bill hiding and giving mealy mouthed responses when asked about the suffering Trump’s Muslim ban caused. They know Dulles will never be renamed after Trump. Again, that’s not the point, the point is to suck up to their Dear Leader.”

Update: Democrats propose a bill to rename some federal prison (likely in Florida, as close to Mar-a-Lago as possible), to the “Donald J. Trump Correctional Facility”. I wish!

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Security Risk

Now that Donald Trump has been fined around half a billion dollars for defrauding New York state, he finds himself in quite a pickle. A few days ago, Trump and his attorneys said that Trump cannot afford to post the bond required in order to appeal the fine. According to them, Trump was turned down for a bond by around 30 companies. Apparently, every company thinks that Trump is a bad risk.

But this points to a more serious problem. According to the Financial Times:

As every spy agency knows, the most at-risk employees are those who are heavily in debt. Presidential candidates are offered intelligence briefings during the election. Trump is facing a much-postponed trial for allegedly secreting troves of highly classified material at Mar-a-Lago.

It does not take great deductive skill to see that Trump’s financial quandary poses a national security risk. If insurance companies and friendly billionaires think he is too big a credit risk, who might help him out instead? What sort of collateral could Trump offer in return? Even by America’s recent standards, this creates a new kind of headache.

So how could Trump find someone who would be willing to loan him the money he desperately needs? The obvious answer is someone who could possibly want something big from Trump. It is easy to imagine Vladimir Putin offering a loan to Trump, in exchange for national secrets. Or in exchange for Trump allowing Putin to take over Ukraine.

After all, we’ve already seen Saudi Arabia shower Jared Kushner with money just to get in good with the Trump family.

Can the US afford to have a president who is for sale to our enemies?

UPDATE: Trump’s lawyer Alina Habba spoke to Fox News about Trump’s need to come up with $450 million by Monday. They asked her “Is there any effort on the part of your team to secure this money through another country, Saudi Arabia or Russia?”. Habba responded, “I can’t speak about strategy.”

Habba has a long and sorry record as Trump’s attorney, which you can read about on Wikipedia. Enjoy!


So Good to Have Jon Stewart Back

Even if he only does his thing once a week, it is so good to have him doing a regular show again.

And he even makes fun of himself.

I love his takedown of Republicans who claim that they are the true patriotic Americans, despite the fact that they also claim they want Trump to become a dictator.


The Panderables

This is a very powerful video. It starts out with Jimmy Kimmel making fun of Donald Trump during the Oscars last night, and then goes on to provide tons of evidence that Trump doesn’t care one bit about his base. Trump says things that they will like, but they are all lies. It doesn’t matter, because his base eats them up.

Hillary Clinton called them “deplorables”, but they aren’t. They are “panderables”. Trump consistently panders to them, but doesn’t actually do any of the things that he promises. This works, because his base never gets respite from the powerful feeling that they are forgotten. They just don’t realize who it is who is actually doing the forgetting.

And it looks like Biden and his team realize this and will be broadcasting to the voters!

Here is Biden’s first election ad after his powerful SOTU speech, and he points out that “Donald Trump believes the job of the president is to take care of Donald Trump.”


The Red Response

SNL’s cold open of the State of the Union. The best part is Scarlet Johansson nailing the Republican response.


Donald Trump’s Brain is Broken

There is more and more evidence the Orange one’s Cheese has slipped off his cracker:


Trump’s Golden Slippers Gang

They forgot Amy Cony Barrett!


The Supreme Court is Unconstitutional!

Stephen Colbert makes fun of the fact the Supreme Court can’t decide if Trump can’t just ignore any law he doesn’t like. So they are just going to drag their heels until the problem just magically goes away.


Trump Shoes

Donald Trump recently started selling shoes. And SNL decided to make fun of them. As they say, the shoes don’t make you any better, they just let you lie about it and get other people to believe it.

I’d hate to be in his shoes!

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Supreme Grift

John Oliver pulls off a magnificent episode about rampant grift by the Supreme Court, with a special emphasis on Clarence Thomas. And don’t miss the end of the show!


Jon Stewart fires with Both Barrels

I know some people were upset by Jon Stewart’s first Daily Show in 9 years, because he said something negative about Joe Biden. It didn’t bother me, and as most readers of this blog know, I’m absolutely in the bag for Biden, and have been for many years.

I sincerely hope that the people who were upset didn’t decide to give up on Stewart’s second installment, because it is wonderful and hilarious, as Jon shows how much Tucker Carlson is a complete jerk, who doesn’t even believe the things he says.