Our fearless leader Donald Trump is really something else. Call him what you will, but at least he’s consistent. Who else could turn a direct question about the attack on Jussie Smollett into a diatribe about his fucking wall. During an Oval Office press conference, Omarosa’s sworn enemy (and therefore a hero of mine) April Ryan asked Trump if he had any comment on Jussie’s racist and homophobic ordeal. Before she could finish her question, Trump jumped in with some milquetoast platitudes and immediately pivoted his comments to discuss the fact that we’re allowing drug dealers and human traffickers into this country, calling that “the worst sin”. So sorry, folks. Per the President of the United States, words and their inherent meanings have been cancelled until further notice.
Here’s the exchange. If you still experience episodes of rage, despair, or sanity in #thesetryingtimes, please seek medical attention immediately. Maybe your doctor (IF YOU HAVE ONE) can prescribe something like Numbtoitall, Nopointnomore, or Theendiznear SQ. Nobody should have to go through this sober.
NEW: Pres. Trump on alleged racist and homophobic attack against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett: "It was horrible. I've seen it, last night. I think that's horrible. It doesn't get worse, as far as I'm concerned." https://t.co/vds7CBwc0T pic.twitter.com/aVIa7p0kUN
— ABC News (@ABC) January 31, 2019
While Trump may be an idiot, he is no fool. Ok, maybe he’s also a fool. But he was “smart” enough to realize that the next thing out of April’s mouth was probably going to be a question about the reports that Jussie heard his assailants shout “this is MAGA country” during the attack. He knew there was no “Fine People” way out of his own campaign slogan allegedly being used during the commission of a hate crime. But hey, he did make a good point. American is full of drug dealers and human traffickers. And Trump should know, he went to prep school with a bunch of them.
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