Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Meeting Memo To Trump: 'You Made An Ass Of Yourself!'

                                         Good Day World!

If you watched Trump, Pelosi, and Schumer on TV yesterday, discussing "the wall," and a possible government shutdown, it was both enlightening and frightening.

Millions of viewers watched Pelosi and Schumer school Trump by fact-checking each of his false assertions. Trump's reaction was a temper tantrum that resulted in speaking over them both as they made their points. 

What I found interesting was Trump's version of a reality show - he set the stage by inviting reporters - was based upon the assumption he was going to make the two Democrats look like jerks with his extraordinary oratory skills.

If you watched this bit of theatre, you know that's not what happened. They made him look like an idiot, as he bounced about in his chair repeating threats and false information.

It's obvious Trump hasn't been able to make the transition from TV reality star to president (to no one's surprise). When he orchestrated his meeting with Pelosi and Schumer it was for the benefit of his base (former Apprentice viewers).

Which is fine. If he's content to play to a minority (think about the last midterms) let him play his games.

Trump's unreal reality show appearance yesterday quickly became the laughingstock of the internet. Trump memes have been popping up like toadstools since his surreal TV performance. 

My favorite part came towards the end when Schumer baited Trump into bragging "I am proud to shut down the government for border security." 

At that moment, viewers knew they were watching two adults dealing with a petulant, unbriefed president who was throwing a tantrum.

Not very inspiring. 

If Trump is going to attempt to stage another news conference to make himself look good, maybe he ought to hook up with the producers of The Apprentice who managed to project that lie pretty well for years.

Time for me to walk on down the road....

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