TFS: Trump Fatigue Syndrome

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Trump will eat your soul in a taco bowl.

I think I’m suffering from TFS–that is, Trump Fatigue Syndrome. It’s now about six months into the Trump presidency and, considering all the craziness of his term so far, I’m a little surprised that I hadn’t succumbed to TFS earlier. On the 4th of July, Independence Day, I thought I’d declare independence from Trump. It was a nice break, but we have to return to the real world sooner or later and Trump isn’t going away until 2020 or he gets impeached, whichever comes sooner. We’ve gotta just deal with it. But dammit if it isn’t tiring.

It’s always one thing or another. Whether it’s the Trump family’s shady, tax-evading business practices, continuing revelations of the torrid love affair between Trump and Russia, or his continuing war against a free press, there is always something new to make me shake my head in disbelief and take refuge in the warm embrace of three fingers of scotch.

I’m sure Trump supporters are feeling it, too. I mean, their guy won, but Trump supporters seem to feed on fear and enmity. If it wasn’t for the “liberal media,” “fake news” or “radical Islam,” I think they’d melt away. They live for their fears. It defines them. They’ve now had six months of a right-wing circle jerk. I’m sure it takes a toll.

Meanwhile, there are immediate, prescient threats, like North Korea, to deal with and I have zero confidence in Trump’s ability to handle these threats with any sort of finesse. If you are one of those “preppers” with a bomb shelter and three years worth of Spaghettios stashed away, maybe you aren’t so crazy after all.

Maybe this was Trump’s plan all along: to just wear all of us down with a continuous assault of ridiculousness. Nah. It’s just Trump. I swear, no one would want to be his friend if he wasn’t rich (or the president). But I’m still pretty worn out from it all.

So I’m going to pace myself. I can’t comment on every stupid fucking thing that Trump does, nor do I feel that makes any difference. But I refuse to let Trump beat me into submission. And remember: while all this bullshit sensationalism is going on, there is a very real active investigation going on led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, and these things take time. It won’t happen right away, but I have to believe that justice will prevail over the likes of short-fingered vulgarians like Trump.

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Comey testifies tomorrow; Trump’s sons are a couple of dicks

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“Heh, yeah. We’re dicks.”

Opening statements were released ahead of tomorrow’s testimony by James Comey. I’ve decided not to analyze it too much since the main deal is happening tomorrow, but even without thinking about it too much it’s a striking read. Almost unbelievably, Trump’s lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, said that the president “feels completely and totally vindicated,” referring to the portion of the statement in which Comey says that Trump himself is not under investigation. But, oh, there are so many other damning ethical problems brought to light in the statement. If Trump wasn’t under investigation, he may well be soon. Tomorrow is going to be a big daytime TV day. I’m going to keep my expectations low, in that I never expect “smoking guns” in big deals like this. But I am willing to bet Comey’s testimony will be significant.

In the meantime, let’s not forget that other newly created branch of the government: the Trump Organization branch, headed by Patrick Bateman School of Economics graduates and Trump offspring Donald Jr. and Eric Trump. There have been several news items of interest lately that reaffirm my general opinion that the Trumps and their businesses are morally bankrupt.

How Donald Trump Shifted Kids-Cancer Charity Money Into His Business, in which Eric Trump’s annual charity golf tournament doubles as a revenue stream for Trump family businesses. This article will appear in the June 29, 2017 issue of Forbes.

Trump Failing to Track Foreign Cash at His Hotels
Donald Trump pledged to donate hotel profits from foreign sources back to the government, but it’s hard to do that when his organization can’t be bothered to keep track of those profits. Interestingly, we now know that President Trump’s hotel received $270,000 from Saudi Arabia. Will the US Government ever see that donation? Who the fuck knows.

Eric Trump: Democrats in Washington are ‘not even people’
Oh, that’s nice. Jews weren’t people to the Nazis, nor were enemies to the Imperial Japanese during World War II. Dehumanizing ain’t cool, asshole. That’s even worse than Hillary Clinton’s “basket of deplorables” statement.

Okay, that’s enough. I can only handle so much Trump family news before I get physically ill. I’d like to kick Junior and Eric in the nuts, but I don’t think they have any.

Donald Trump: Golf Cheat-in-Chief

Donald Trump retweeted hs son Eric’s tweet, ‘Thank you to @GolfDigest for this incredible feature! “Golfer-in-Chief”‘

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He cheats at golf. You know that don’t you?

At least according to a Washington Post Investigation.
Samuel L. Jackson and Oscar de la Hoya also claim this.

Surprised? I’m not. Everyone knows that he hates to lose. And everyone knows that he’s a big fake, hypocrite and just in general a man of low integrity. This fits right into his character. I have heard that he’s a pretty good golfer, though– but not that good.