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Donald Trump's Reaction to his Impeachment: "I Fired His As*"

Donald Trump was in Michigan today at one of his rallies when the impeachment vote came in. Mike Pence came out for him at first, telling the crowd Trump was watching the vote.

He had plenty to say about the impeachment when he took the stage for over an hour and half. I cannot believe Trump actually said these things, but I'm taking them off the twitter feed of WAPO White House reporter Josh Dawsey who is in Michigan and live-tweeting. He's doing a terrific job. Donald Trump's mental deficiencies have never been as obvious. In no particular order:

Trump is now onto attacking Hillary Clinton, acting out the affair and comments between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, Jim Comey. "Comey, who's another beauty, did I do a great job when I fired his ass?" he says. Loud "Lock Her Up" chant about Clinton, after he mocked her stamina.

"Whoa, wow," he says announcing the vote. "We didn't lose one Republican vote." Then says he got 3 Democrats to support him. "That's unheard of."

[More...]

"You horrible human being, you better start listening to me or you're gonna get your ass whooped," Trump says Bill Clinton told Hillary Clinton of going to Michigan and Wisconsin and other states in 2016. Says he was thankful she did not listen. Some wild tangents tonight.

"Do you think he calls her Crooked Hillary?" Trump says of Bill Clinton, asking the crowd what he calls her wife. "Maybe he just calls her Crooked."

Trump is now telling the crowd that "they call him Mayor Pete" because "nobody can pronounce his last name." Now doing the pronunciation: "Edge like the edge of a building. Boot-Edge-Edge." Says he isn't going to attack Buttigieg because he wants him to win.

...Americans will show up by the tens of millions next year to vote Pelosi the hell out of office," Trump says.

...He's not exactly the best looking guy we've ever seen," Trump said of Schiff.

"I could have Barron Trump go into Central Park and he'd get a crowd," Trump says, adding he'd get a bigger crowd that "Crazy Pocahontas" got in Manhattan.

Is Barron Trump now fair game? How do you think he'll feel going to school tomorrow? I think most kids would be beyond embarrassed and humiliated. In fact, shouldn't Donald Trump be home tonight reassuring Barron?)

Trump is repeatedly talking about Republican unity. "I'm not worried," he says. Says Republicans are sticking together like never before to back him.

Trump says Joe Biden has roundtables instead of rallies because he can only get "93 people" at a speech. Then says 20,000 people were outside trying to get in his speech but they told them to go home. (The pool did not see that.)

It's 941 pm in Michigan, and we are past toilets and tariffs and sinks and showers and now onto globalists. "Globalists are so passe," he says. Some in crowd are beginning to leave.

This is the mentality of the man that is sitting in the Oval Office. Just my opinion: He sounds deranged and dangerous. What leader of this country has ever attacked his opponents with such uncouth verbal attacks on their looks, their hair, their character? Just as mystifying is the number of under-informed, marginalized, predominantly white rural voters who applaud his tactics and the number of wealthy Republicans who put up with his garbage because they think he'll be good for their bank accounts.

Question: Will any of his staff have the backbone to quit tomorrow because of the impeachment? I doubt it.

Final thought: 398 days left and counting.

Update 10:51 pm MT: Thanks to Josh Dawsey for teaching me a new word tonight: Jeremiad. He writes of Trump's arrival back at the White House after his tirade in Michigan:

POTUS was shown a large card of the impeachment vote totals while he was riffing. “Whoa, wow,” he said, before praising Republicans for sticking with him & going on fiery jeremiads about Pelosi, Clinton, House Democrats & others. On a historic Trump day:

Wikipedia definition:

A jeremiad is a long literary work, usually in prose, but sometimes in verse, in which the author bitterly laments the state of society and its morals in a serious tone of sustained invective, and always contains a prophecy of society's imminent downfall. Wikipedia

Sounds like too many of the Government's briefs I read on drugs - A cross between a tome, a screed and a sermon with a little nursery rhyme (e.g. Henny Penny) thrown in for good measure.

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    Christianity Today (5.00 / 1) (#3)
    by CaptHowdy on Fri Dec 20, 2019 at 07:45:01 AM EST
    Seems not all of faith see the trials of Jesus in the push fir impeachment

    Trump Should Be Removed from Office
    It's time to say what we said 20 years ago when a president's character was revealed for what it was.

    The reason many are not shocked about this is that this president has dumbed down the idea of morality in his administration. He has hired and fired a number of people who are now convicted criminals. He himself has admitted to immoral actions in business and his relationship with women, about which he remains proud. His Twitter feed alone--with its habitual string of mischaracterizations, lies, and slanders--is a near perfect example of a human being who is morally lost and confused.

    Trump's evangelical supporters have pointed to his Supreme Court nominees, his defense of religious liberty, and his stewardship of the economy, among other things, as achievements that justify their support of the president. We believe the impeachment hearings have made it absolutely clear, in a way the Mueller investigation did not, that President Trump has abused his authority for personal gain and betrayed his constitutional oath. The impeachment hearings have illuminated the president's moral deficiencies for all to see. This damages the institution of the presidency, damages the reputation of our country, and damages both the spirit and the future of our people. None of the president's positives can balance the moral and political danger we face under a leader of such grossly immoral character.

    This might not change many minds but it is a hopeful thing worth noting.

    UNFATHOMABLE!!! (and SAD!!!) (none / 0) (#4)
    by CaptHowdy on Fri Dec 20, 2019 at 08:00:34 AM EST
    'Unfathomable': Franklin Graham slams Christianity Today for demanding Trump's removal

    In a statement posted to Facebook on Thursday night, Graham wrote, "Christianity Today released an editorial stating that President Trump should be removed from office, and they invoked my father's name (I suppose to try to bring legitimacy to their statements), so I feel it is important for me to respond."



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    If more Evangelicals understood... (none / 0) (#8)
    by Jack E Lope on Fri Dec 20, 2019 at 01:09:39 PM EST
    ...that removal-from-office would lead to President Pence, they might turn against The Donald.  I think a lot of them have the idea that removing Drumpf from office will "elect" his opponent.

    The right-wing pols and pundits have repeated statements about the Democrats trying to cancel/overturn/undo the election results - which has reinforced the idea that removing Donald from office will give that office to Hillary.

    I wonder if the Cult of Drumpf can figure out who would become President if the current Vice President is also impeached.

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    From the very moment Donald Trump ... (none / 0) (#11)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Fri Dec 20, 2019 at 04:37:00 PM EST
    ... first descended on that Trump Tower escalator with his third trophy wife on his arm, to the mercenary cheers of paid stand-ins, his support has always been the modern-day equivalent of a Potemkin village, a wholly manufactured facade meant to impress a fawning right-wing media and the equally credulous right-wing rubes who watch and listen to Fox News and Squawk radio.

    Trump's present popularity with the GOP right is anchored solely on his ability to give them what they want, whether it's ideological fanatics as federal judges, an unabashedly nativist political agenda, or a mere boost to fellow Republicans' political careers with a semi-coherent personal endorsement.

    But if certain insiders in the Beltway media are to be believed, few if any people Republicans or conservatives actually like or respect Trump, and few if any of them will ever say a kind word about him behind closed doors. Rather, they'll quietly but disdainfully acknowledge -- off the record or on condition of anonymity, of course -- that he is both an unrepentant creep and a raving lunatic.

    Any show of public support for Trump is simply that -- a show, a performance, with nothing else behind it. All that unites Republicans and their white wingbat base is their mutual obsequious deference to the vast power and authority of the U.S. presidency, and a shared hatred of everything Democrat and liberal.

    The day Trump leaves the White House for good, his Potemkin village will implode and collapse. And when he finally departs this earthly scene, his funeral will likely be the 21st century equivalent of the final Roman Catholic rites that were conducted for the internment of the late L.A. oil baron Edward L. Doheny, Sr. at the Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum in June 1935.

    That is, the proceedings will be grandiose and extravagant to the point of vulgar and garish, as arranged and overseen by Trump's surviving family members, including his two ex-wives, soon-to-be third ex-spouse and his future 30-year-old widow. Standing in dutiful attendance will be his former cabinet members, and outside the police perimeter established on the street by metal barricades, the entire spectacle will be gawked at by the morbidly curious.

    But to be blunt, there will likely be very few persons who will truly lament his passing. And for the remaining handful of rabid Trump partisans who will mourn him, that sorrow will probably be the very first thing passing for original thought to enter their thick skulls in the miserable entirety of their sorry-assed lives.

    And thus, the damning conclusions of Christianity Today regarding Donald J. Trump, a true American original -- that is, a preening and clueless trust fund baby who was born on third base and will go to his grave still insisting that he hit a triple -- will inevitably prevail in public opinion.

    There, I feel much better now for having said all that.

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    I will fund fireworks (none / 0) (#12)
    by Chuck0 on Fri Dec 20, 2019 at 05:53:11 PM EST
    and champagne for everyone on my block.

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    Great Moments in American Oratorical (5.00 / 3) (#13)
    by desertswine on Fri Dec 20, 2019 at 10:42:59 PM EST
    Eloquence -

    "We did the dishwasher, right? You press it, boom, there'd be like an explosion. Five minutes later, you open it up, the steam pours out the dishes. Now, you press it 12 times. Women tell me again, you know, they give you four drops of water. And they're in places where there's so much water they don't know what to do with it. So we just came out with a rag on dishwashers, we're going back to you. By the way, by the time they press it 10 times, you spend more on water and electric. Don't forget. The whole thing is worse because you're spending all that money on electric. Sinks, right? Showers, and what goes with a sink and a shower? 10 times, right, 10 times. Bam, bam, not me, of course not me, but you, but I never mentioned that because one time I mentioned all three, I said sinks, showers, and toilets."

    Patrick Henry is spinning in his grave.

    Give me a speech writer (5.00 / 5) (#14)
    by Peter G on Fri Dec 20, 2019 at 11:31:54 PM EST
    or give me death.

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    More great moments in American Oratorical (5.00 / 4) (#18)
    by vml68 on Mon Dec 23, 2019 at 10:26:31 AM EST
    It really seems (none / 0) (#19)
    by CaptHowdy on Mon Dec 23, 2019 at 10:32:29 AM EST
    Unsustainable

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    Seems (5.00 / 1) (#15)
    by KeysDan on Sat Dec 21, 2019 at 12:21:56 PM EST
    Normal.  Perfectly normal.  Indeed, beautiful.

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    Dubya's friggin' Shakespeare compared to this.

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    my nephew asked a friend, (none / 0) (#16)
    by leap on Sat Dec 21, 2019 at 04:02:59 PM EST
    who is a music professor, to set it to music. That would be a weird tone poem. I think an oratorio of FatNixon's greatest word-salad hits would be terrific, meaning horrific. Oh, actually that might be quite funny.

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    It appears that the Trump re-election campaign is being plagued by competition from numerous reasonable facsimiles:

    "As President Donald Trump raises money for his reelection campaign, he's competing for cash with a growing mass of pro-Trump PACs, dark money groups and off-brand Facebook advertisers neither affiliated with nor endorsed by Trump's campaign, which have pulled in over $46 million so far."

    "The groups mimic Trump's brand in the way they look and feel. They borrow the president's Twitter avatar on Facebook pages, use clips of Trump's voice in robocalls asking for "an emergency contribution to the campaign" and, in some cases, have been affiliated with former Trump aides, such as onetime deputy campaign manager David Bossie. But most are spending little money to help the president win in 2020, POLITICO found."

    LOL.

    He sure has (5.00 / 1) (#23)
    by FlJoe on Mon Dec 23, 2019 at 05:40:32 PM EST
    a bang up lawyer though, a few snips
    Over a sweater, he wore a navy-blue suit, the fly of the pants unzipped
    ...
    I asked him how he ever trusted Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, two Russian associates with a business called Fraud Guarantee who were arrested by the FBI in October. "They look like Miami people. I know a lot of Miami people that look like that that are perfectly legitimate and act like them," Giuliani said. "Neither one of them have ever been convicted of a crime. Neither one. And generally that's my cutoff point
    ...
    When his mouth closed, saliva leaked from the corner and crawled down his face through the valley of a wrinkle. He didn't notice, and it fell onto his sweater.

     I'm pretty sure this is nor parody but the whole thing is bonkers.


    Later that day ..... (none / 0) (#24)
    by CaptHowdy on Tue Dec 24, 2019 at 06:22:18 AM EST
    According to Nuzzi, Giuliani promptly called her after reading the first five paragraphs of the story, to exclaim, "It's useless to talk to you. You're a lost cause," and in particular was upset that she claimed he contradicted his claim that he had no business ties to Ukraine:

    No problem with reporting about the open fly or the drool dripping on his sweater.   It's good to have boundaries

    Like this

    Neither one of them have ever been convicted of a crime. Neither one. And generally that's my cutoff point



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    Rudy Giuliani's anti-Semitic remarks ... (none / 0) (#25)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Tue Dec 24, 2019 at 12:30:03 PM EST
    "As we sped uptown, he spoke in monologue about the scandal he co-created, weaving one made-up talking point into another and another. He said former ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, whom he calls Santa Maria Yovanovitch, is 'controlled' by George Soros. 'He put all four ambassadors there. And he's employing the FBI agents.' I told him he sounded crazy, but he insisted he wasn't."

    "'Don't tell me I'm anti-Semitic if I oppose him,' he said. 'Soros is hardly a Jew. I'm more of a Jew than Soros is. I probably know more about -- he doesn't go to church, he doesn't go to religion -- synagogue. He doesn't belong to a synagogue, he doesn't support Israel, he's an enemy of Israel. He's elected eight anarchist DAs in the United States. He's a horrible human being.'"

    ... about being "more Jewish than George Soros" serve only to remind me that this is the same guy who, while serving as New York mayor, once impetuously announced during a nationally televised press conference back in 2000 that he was leaving his wife (for another woman, as it later turned out), while she and their two then-teenaged children were watching that same broadcast at home in Gracie Mansion.

    Sadly, Giuliani shares with Trump all the classic hallmarks of a sociopathic personality disorder - egotistical, preening, grandiose, shameless, manipulative, charismatic and temperamental, with absolutely no personal regard for other people's concerns, feelings or well being.

    :-(

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    The Lev--ee breaks (5.00 / 1) (#27)
    by CaptHowdy on Mon Dec 30, 2019 at 05:40:59 PM EST
    Lev Parnas, a former Rudy Giuliani associate charged with financial crimes, is looking to share more material with congressional investigators, according to a letter his lawyer has sent to a federal judge. The letter, filed in court on Monday evening, indicates that the committee first tasked with helming the impeachment inquiry is gathering additional evidence about Trump World.

    In the letter, Parnas' lawyer Joseph Bondy said the Justice Department will share materials with his client on Tuesday that it seized from his home and at his arrest. The materials include documents and the contents of an iPhone. Bondy then asked Judge Paul Oetken of the Southern District of New York to allow him to share those materials with the House Intelligence Committee; a court order currently bars him from sharing them with anyone. The Justice Department has said it does not object to him giving the material to Congress.



    no trump (1.00 / 1) (#20)
    by anjaliving2 on Mon Dec 23, 2019 at 10:52:02 AM EST
    SITE VIOLATOR. (5.00 / 2) (#21)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Mon Dec 23, 2019 at 12:26:53 PM EST
    Everybody knows that furniture sales are only allowed on President's Day weekend. ;-D

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    The MAGA rallies (none / 0) (#1)
    by KeysDan on Wed Dec 18, 2019 at 09:17:30 PM EST
    of deplorables have served as therapy for The Impeached President, Trump.  The fawning, "lock her up" crowd keep him from curling up, calling Mommy for cookies and milk or striking out in some retributive and dangerous manner.

    The crazed letter Trump released yesterday, and, now, his contamination by impeachment, suggests to me that this Michigan therapy session, may attenuate the dangerous possibilities that may otherwise be manifest by being home alone or being instigated by pals on FOX.  A sad state.

    Comment Deleted With offensive name-calling (none / 0) (#2)
    by Jeralyn on Thu Dec 19, 2019 at 11:04:59 PM EST
    of Donald Trump, his wife and family. You may not include offensive name-calling in your comments. This site insists on civil discourse. I was offended by this gutter-like comment. Please leave it at the curb or post it elsewhere.

    you're not disgusted enough (none / 0) (#7)
    by Chuck0 on Fri Dec 20, 2019 at 10:31:08 AM EST
    with what passes for the GOP.

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    Oh man (none / 0) (#5)
    by CaptHowdy on Fri Dec 20, 2019 at 08:15:11 AM EST
    Someone noticed

    A far left magazine, or very "progressive," as some would call it, which has been doing poorly and hasn't been involved with the Billy Graham family for many years, Christianity Today, knows nothing about reading a perfect transcript of a routine phone call and would rather.....
    6:12 AM · Dec 20, 2019·Twitter for iPhone
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    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
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    ....have a Radical Left nonbeliever, who wants to take your religion & your guns, than Donald Trump as your President. No President has done more for the Evangelical community, and it's not even close. You'll not get anything from those Dems on stage. I won't be reading ET again!

    My favorite is how he won't be reading ET again.  

    Phone home Donald.

    Plus don't you just know he read it "religiously" up to this point.

    This whole thing is about to break out into the truly strange and unexpected

    I'm ready.

    I (5.00 / 3) (#6)
    by FlJoe on Fri Dec 20, 2019 at 08:32:12 AM EST
    love it, a food fight among the evangelicals
    Franklin Graham's followers rage at his father's magazine: `Christianity Today is an accomplice to the immoral left'
    The loaves and fishes are starting to fly.

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    "I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do, because I notice it always coincides with their own desires."

    Can I get an "Amen"?

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    Thing about trump is (none / 0) (#10)
    by desertswine on Fri Dec 20, 2019 at 03:39:06 PM EST
    he swings at every pitch.

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    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, ... (none / 0) (#26)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Thu Dec 26, 2019 at 02:04:55 PM EST
    "The FBI broke into President Trump's campaign, spied on him, then tried to cover it up. This is a modern-day Watergate."

    ... Bakersfield's resident Bozo, gives Donald Trump a run for his money by tweeting four distinct lies in less than 25 words.

    :-(

    I've read Nancy will not (none / 0) (#28)
    by CaptHowdy on Tue Dec 31, 2019 at 07:33:10 AM EST
    Remit until Feb.  this appears to be why.

    Paul Rosenzweig
    @RosenzweigP
     I think I may have figured out why @SpeakerPelosi is holding the articles of impeachment (or at least part of the reason):  She wants to make sure that when POTUS gives the SOTU on Feb 4, he is still under impeachment. /1

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    Paul Rosenzweig
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    Replying to @RosenzweigP
    Imagine what it would be like if he got to give the SOTU having been cleared by the Senate -- it would be a full-blown triumphal rant.  But if the impeachment is still pending, it might, instead, be an unhinged narcissistic screed of almost unimaginable insanity. /2

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    Paul Rosenzweig
    @RosenzweigP
    Replying to @RosenzweigP
    Just think of how painful it would be for 53 Republican Senators to sit in the halls of Congress, watching a live meltdown on national TV.  That, alone, would be worth the price of admission.  Maybe I'm wrong and this hasn't crossed her mind -- but I love the idea. /fin



    Want a hopeful possible future scenario ? (5.00 / 1) (#29)
    by CaptHowdy on Tue Dec 31, 2019 at 08:01:09 AM EST
    Here's one.

    This tactic of delay could be part of a larger plan.

    Imagine you are a Republican Senator.  Like for instance Mitch.  You are not a stupid person.  You see Trump unraveling more and more by the day.  By the hour.  You know this will not get better.  It will get worse.

    You have seen threats by Trump to challenge the results of the election no matter how much he loses by.  You find this completely believable.  You see his supporters eating it up and wanting more.  Threatening violence if he is defeated.  Do a google.  It's happening.  

    You also see he will be absolutely toxic for your party.  Resulting in an almost certain loss of control of the senate and the literal destruction of the party for at least a generation.

    What do you do.  If you are Mitch.

    Well, one thing you might do is, while trumpeting your undying support fealty, quietly "allow" a process you really have control over develop in a way that will result in totally damning fact witnesses to testify in the senate.  All while saying how terrible you think it is.  How unfair and unjust.  

    You might even try to time this production so that while it's happening there will be one court decision after another, each worse than the last for Trump.

    So that what ends up happening is he is revealed as so completely and undeniably corrupt the senate literally has no choice but to remove him.

    With the Chief Justice in charge.  Not Mitch.

    Just something I have been thinking about.  I really think there are forces at work and behind the scene alliances happening we won't kniw about for years.  

    Here's what I know, Trump is unraveling.  You would need to be a complete idiot to not see it.  Mitch is not an idiot.  Several other senators are not.  Something has to be done or the country is literally going to explode.  I have to believe as much as I hate them they do not want the republic destroyed.  Even more they don't want history to call them the white collar brown shirts who helped it happen.

    Happy New Year to everyone.

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    I've (none / 0) (#30)
    by FlJoe on Tue Dec 31, 2019 at 08:10:04 AM EST
    been thinking along the same lines myself. It could even lead up to a Colonel Jessup or even a Captain Queeg moment.

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    Kim just gave a 7 hour speech (none / 0) (#31)
    by CaptHowdy on Tue Dec 31, 2019 at 09:12:26 AM EST
    I bet Trump w@nks imagining himself giving a seven hour speech.

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    ... as more like sleazy press agent Sidney Falco (Tony Curtis) in Sweet Smell of Success, who loves to play the big shot but is actually beholden to a corrupt and manipulative benefactor.

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