Trump Mistakes Insulting Article as Complimentary

UnPresident-Elect Donald Trump today tweeted out his thanks to Financial Times for naming him person of the year. The article blasted him:

A bigger concern may be a lack of knowledge about the world beyond his business empire. There is always the suspicion that Mr. Trump’s opinions come from the last person he spoke to. “What Trump doesn’t know could fill an ocean — he has literally never read a book, including the U.S. Constitution,” says a longstanding associate. “What Trump does know fills up Trump Tower.”

A Vanity Fair writer blasted Trump Grill as the worst restaurant in America, detailing her horrid meal. Her opinion:

[I]t was slop: as soon as I got home, I brushed my teeth twice and curled up in bed until the nausea passed.

Trump of course blasted Vanity Fair's Graydon Carter in response and the magazine's ranking. [More...]

According to a new CBS poll cited by Salon:

According to a CBS poll released Thursday, only 34 percent of Americans think that he’ll be a good or very good president. Nearly a quarter — 23 percent — think that he’ll be average. More than a third — 36 percent — think he’ll be a poor one. That’s not just Democrats bringing down the average; independents are basically holding true to the average.

I think the "poor" number of 36% will rise drastically over the next few months.

Vanity Fair also reports Vladimir Putin was directly involved with hacking the election (a story I'm no longer following.)

This thread is for all things Trump-related -- I no longer see the need to write about his poor judgment and behavior in separate posts.

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    You are right (5.00 / 1) (#2)
    by Ga6thDem on Thu Dec 15, 2016 at 02:35:37 PM EST
    about the separate posts. You would be spending all day writing about toddler tantrums.

    mmmm... kinda makes me hungry... (none / 0) (#1)
    by desertswine on Thu Dec 15, 2016 at 02:27:09 PM EST
    "...the steak slumped to the side over the potatoes like a dead body inside a T-boned minivan."

    John Podesta in WaPo: (none / 0) (#3)
    by Nemi on Fri Dec 16, 2016 at 06:45:29 AM EST
    FBI supports CIA assessment ... (none / 0) (#4)
    by Yman on Fri Dec 16, 2016 at 02:23:09 PM EST
    ... that Russia hacked us to try to help Trump win.

    So the latest wingnut defense of Trump/Put in goes down in flames.


    Trump wins the Pinocchio award (none / 0) (#5)
    by Yman on Fri Dec 16, 2016 at 02:54:54 PM EST
    ... and he runs away with it easily.

    In the past, we have tried to assemble a relatively equal number of claims by Democrats and Republicans but find that this is impossible this year. Donald Trump earned five of the "biggest Pinocchio" ratings; the previous record was three (President Obama in 2013 and Trump in 2015).

    There has never been a serial exaggerator in recent American politics like the president-elect. He not only consistently makes false claims but also repeats them, even though they have been proven wrong. He always insists he is right, no matter how little evidence he has for his claim or how easily his statement is debunked.

    During the campaign, Trump earned 59 Four-Pinocchio ratings, compared with seven for Hillary Clinton. Since winning the presidency, Trump has earned four more Four-Pinocchio ratings, and his staff has earned one, as well. Unfortunately, we see little indication that this pattern will change during his presidency.

    We also highlighted two especially pernicious trends this year -- the rise of bogus statistics and fake news, spread through social media. It's bad enough when leading politicians traffic in false information. But readers also need to be more skeptical about the information they find on Facebook, Twitter or other social media. All too often, the corrective report is shared less frequently than the initial, unsettling, bogus information.

    Not that it will make one iota of difference to his supporters who (laughably) claim to care about facts and the "truth".


    Lies. (none / 0) (#6)
    by KeysDan on Fri Dec 16, 2016 at 03:37:39 PM EST
    A feature, not a bug.