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Grey Matter
Jun 29, 2017 - 05:44pm PT

He says he doesn’t have to listen to our generals or ambassadors, because he has – quote – “a very good brain.”

TRUMP: “I’m speaking with myself, number one, because I have a very good brain and I’ve said a lot of primary consultant is myself”

He also said, “I know more about ISIS than the generals, believe me.”

TRUMP: “I know more about ISIS than the generals do. Believe me.”

You know what? I don’t believe him.

TRUMP: “We don't even really know who the leader [of ISIS] is.”

He believes climate change is a hoax invented by the Chinese...

TRUMP: “The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.”

and has the gall to say prisoners of war like John McCain aren’t heroes.

TRUMP: “He’s not a war hero. He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured, ok? I hate to tell you.”

This is a man who said that more countries should have nuclear weapons, including Saudi Arabia.

ANDERSON COOPER: Saudi Arabia, nuclear weapons?

TRUMP: Saudi Arabia, absolutely.

This is someone who has threatened to abandon our allies in NATO – the countries that work with us to root out terrorists abroad before they strike us at home.

TRUMP: “We don't really need NATO in its current form. NATO is obsolete… if we have to walk, we walk.”

He believes we can treat the U.S. economy like one of his casinos and default on our debts to the rest of the world, which would cause an economic catastrophe far worse than anything we experienced in 2008.

TRUMP: “I’ve borrowed knowing that you can pay back with discounts... I would borrow knowing that if the economy crashed, you could make a deal.”

He has said that he would order our military to carry out torture...

TRUMP: “Don’t tell me it doesn’t work — torture works… Waterboarding is fine, but it’s not nearly tough enough, ok?”

and the murder of civilians who are related to suspected terrorists...

TRUMP: "The other thing with the terrorists is you have to take out their families”

even though those are war crimes.

TRUMP: “They won’t refuse. They’re not going to refuse me, If I say do it, they’re going to do it.”

He praises dictators like Vladimir Putin...

TRUMP: "I will tell you, in terms of leadership, he's getting an 'A,' and our president is not doing so well.”

and picks fights with our friends – including the British prime minister…

TRUMP: "It looks like we are not going to have a very good relationship. Who knows?"

the mayor of London…

TRUMP: "Let's take an I.Q. test... I think they're very rude statements and frankly, tell him, I will remember those statements."

the German chancellor…

TRUMP: “What Merkel has done is incredible, it’s actually mind boggling. Everyone thought she was a really great leader and now she’s turned out to be this catastrophic leader. And she’ll be out if they don’t have a revolution.”

the president of Mexico…

TRUMP: “I don't know about the Hitler comparison [President Nieto made]. I hadn't heard that, but it's a terrible comparison. I'm not happy about that certainly. I don't want that comparison, but we have to be strong and we have to be vigilant”

and the Pope.

TRUMP: “I don’t think [the Pope] understands the danger of the open border that we have with Mexico. I think Mexico got him to [criticize the wall] it because they want to keep the border just the way it is. They’re making a fortune, and we’re losing.”

He says he has foreign policy experience because he ran the Miss Universe pageant in Russia.

TRUMP: “I know Russia well. I had a major event in Russia two or three years ago, Miss Universe contest, which was a big, big, incredible event.”

And to top it off, he believes America is weak. An embarrassment.

TRUMP: "I think we've become very weak and ineffective."

He called our military a disaster.

TRUMP: “Our military is a disaster.”

He said we’re – quote – a “third-world country.”

TRUMP: “We have become a third world country, folks.”

That’s why it’s no small thing when he talks about leaving NATO or says he’ll stay neutral on Israel’s security.

TRUMP: “Let me be sort of a neutral guy.”

It’s no small thing when he calls Mexican immigrants rapists and murderers.

TRUMP: “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.”

More Daily briefings from orange garbarfe
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 29, 2017 - 06:10pm PT

Boulder climber
Jun 29, 2017 - 06:13pm PT
This is the linguistic style that won the election, no? If he started speaking in complete sentences, and using words like "subsided", "inclination", and "discredited", his base might bolt. Maybe covfefe is just him testing the waters of how low he can go, what the optimally obscure and childish style is? Which way did his approval rating (not his approval rating among those of us who disapprove of him ..) go when he tweeted it?

Sport climber
Yakima, WA
Jun 29, 2017 - 09:36pm PT
“Look, I don’t think you can expect someone to be personally attacked day after day, minute by minute, and sit back,” deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters at the White House.

Gee, I'm sort of thinking about what Obama had to put up with .... and Donald lead the charge. You poor, poor victim little Donny. Jesus, grow up. You're the f*#king President of the United States for god's sake. What a dick.

Mountain climber
Jun 29, 2017 - 10:18pm PT
This is the linguistic style that won the election, no? If he started speaking in complete sentences, and using words like "subsided", "inclination", and "discredited", his base might bolt

His base doesn't know what those words mean.

Boulder climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 30, 2017 - 07:33am PT
Not to worry folks...

Sport climber
Yakima, WA
Jun 30, 2017 - 12:17pm PT
It's gotten to the point where I await the Friday or Saturday night tweet storm with a sort of anticipatory glee. How low can he go? No clue, but I suspect it's way lower than I can imagine; we are soon to find out.
Jon Beck

Trad climber
Jun 30, 2017 - 12:49pm PT
No mention of Harold "The Dude" Bornstein is complete without a pic


Trad climber
Jun 30, 2017 - 02:07pm PT
C'mon, someone defend Trump. I need a good laugh.

Sport climber
Yakima, WA
Jun 30, 2017 - 02:26pm PT
Okay divad, I'll give it a try.

Trump has got the most interesting hair I've ever seen.

Trad climber
Jun 30, 2017 - 04:20pm PT
I appreciate the efforts, but you guys are no Kellyanne Conway..
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 30, 2017 - 04:29pm PT
Michael Kinsley wrote:

Mrs. Clinton believes that Mr. Comey cost her the election by revealing, shortly before Election Day, that her emails were still under investigation.

It’s hard to imagine that Mrs. Clinton wouldn’t have fired Mr. Comey too if she’d gotten the chance, which makes the whole fuss a bit suspect.

It seems that both Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Trump had reservations about Mr. Comey. Mr. Trump is just the one who fired him.

Does that qualify as saying something nice about the president?

Michael Kinsley is a columnist at Vanity Fair and author of “Old Age: A Beginner’s Guide.”

Sport climber
Yakima, WA
Jun 30, 2017 - 04:47pm PT
Hmmmmmm ... okay divad,

With this guy Harold "The Dude" Bornstein as his personal physician and 300 pounds for greasy fat to keep him from floating away, Trump ain't gonna reach 72.

No, no, sorry, that wasn't supportive of the Pres'. I'll rephrase:

Trump, with his fine physique and incredible fitness and with the aid of his long time personal physician Harold "The Dude" Bornstein, will outlive some people.

That's actually him, standing very still.

Front shot.
Fossil climber

Trad climber
Atlin, B. C.
Jun 30, 2017 - 06:31pm PT
Some Presidential Quotes

“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” ― Abraham Lincoln

“The beauty of me is that I’m very rich.” —Donald Trump

“Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.” ― Franklin D. Roosevelt

“An ‘extremely credible source’ has called my office and told me that Barack Obama’s birth certificate is a fraud” Donald Trump

“You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time. Abraham Lincoln

“You know, it really doesn’t matter what the media write as long as you’ve got a young, and beautiful, piece of ass.”  Donald Trump

“You know, I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything….Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything.” Donald Trump

“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.” Abraham Lincoln
Craig Fry

Trad climber
So Cal.
Jun 30, 2017 - 07:32pm PT

Sport climber
Yakima, WA
Jun 30, 2017 - 07:33pm PT
Unfortunately, for some Trump supporters his quotes are better than Lincoln's. I'm still waiting for Republicans to put country before party, but it ain't gonna happen. This 'man' totally revealed himself during the campaign as a misogynistic, egocentric, crude, intellectually disinterested shadow of a human being and he still won. He didn't get a majority of the votes, which irks him to this day, but by our rules he became president.

It's incredible to think he's been in office for less than 6 months and to look at the disarray, the lack of direction, and the abrogation of what a president should be. I'm pretty sure he doesn't think he is president of America, but is rather the president of those who voted for him. I look back at some of the recent persons who have been president. Kennedy, Truman, Roosevelt, Eisenhower, Bush the 1st, even Clinton who balanced the budget, Obama, and then compare them to Trump. Nixon, who resigned the Presidency, started the EPA for god's sake and opened China. What a disaster this Trump presidency will be, with the good of the nation a foreign concept to the mighty Trumpster.

This man cannot think, he can only act. And he can only act in his own perceived best interest and, unfortunately, the good of the nation will not be congruent to the good of Donald Trump. I'm glad Jefferson, Washington, Adams, and the others can't see how far we have fallen; they would be appalled at what is going on. I am pretty sure we are, as a group, dumber than our ancestors. We have fancy technology and scientific truths that our predecessors could not even guess at, but we are dumber.

That's my Friday night with a couple of beers rant.

Sport climber
Yakima, WA
Jun 30, 2017 - 09:33pm PT
Well, not quite the end of my rant. Infowars latest. Yeah, WTF are they smoking, but still a bunch of Trumpistas will pick up on this and really believe it. This is how far we have fallen. A pedophile colony on Mars. Oddly enough I've been rereading Edgar Rice Burroughs Mars chronicles (highly recommended for a number of reasons); guess Burrough was just ahead of his time (by like 100 years).

“This may strike your listeners as way out, but we actually believe that there is a colony on Mars that is populated by children who were kidnapped and sent into space on a 20 year ride,” Steele began. “So that once they get to Mars they have no alternative but to be slaves on the Mars colony. There’s all kinds of—”
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 30, 2017 - 10:18pm PT
The Outlaws of Mars?
He's my back-stabbin', pussy-grabbin' man,
Oh yeah,
He's got more hands than any other man, man,
Oh yeah,
He's the POTUS of the USA.


Boulder climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 9, 2017 - 05:07am PT

from out where the anecdotes roam
Jul 9, 2017 - 06:37am PT
aaahhh shucks
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