Cocaine and RNC Are Trending on Twitter

The Talking Heads, Living in Wartime, 1983

This ain't no party, this ain't no disco,
This ain't no fooling around No time for dancing, or lovey dovey, I ain't got time for that now

Could have fooled me. Don, Jr and Kimberly were wound so tight last night, they could have jumped right into the video and given David Byrne and the Talking Heads a run for their money.

When was the last time you saw cocaine trending on Twitter? Answer: Last night, after the RNC aired the pre-taped speeches of Donald Trump Jr. and his girlfriend, Trump National Finance Committee chair Kimberly Guilfoyle (formerly Kimberly Guilfoyle Newsome, a San Francisco prosecutor, wife of Gavin Newsome and more recently Fox News legal analyst),. I didn't watch but the comments and reactions on Twitter are hilarious -- many are laugh out loud funny.

Kimberly shrieked out her speech to the empty hall at the top of her lung. Even Republicans were asking why she was hollering at them. And dozens or hundreds of people commented that Trump Jr.'s eyes and demeanor looked like he had snorted too much cocaine in before they took the stage. Both of their speeches were pretaped, and one does wonder, where were the editors and monitors? Why didn't they step in?

Check out this twitter feed of Brian Tyler Cohen. I had never heard of him before, but there's a blue check mark next to his name which means he is who he says he is -- a political host on You Tube and the former managing editor of Occupy Democrats. Here are three of his tweets with a lot of funny comments posted in response: [More...]

Here's the photo of Don Jr. during his talk.

Some comments in response to Cohen's tweets on Guilfoyle's speech:

  • I’m trying to decide if Kimberly was more Eva Peron or Eva Braun. I think it’s a toss-up.
  • It would have been more effective if she had her AK-47 on her shoulder.
  • Pretty sure Kimberly is attending the Jeanine Pirro school of rage...advanced classes.wonder how many time she practiced this....obviously not enough
    ^ All that was missing was her shouting Mortal Kombat!!!!!
  • Did she just OD on Add**all?
  • Kim Jong-Un’s mother-in-law?
  • Cocaine is a helleva drug. Kim is unhinged.
  • Kimberly Guilfoyle is the Peg Bundy of Joan Crawfords
  • I thought everyone was exaggerating. Nope.
  • All I gotta say is Kim is not satisfied with her bootleg gig on the Right View. Judge Pinot Grigio needs to watch her spot. Kim is coming for it.
  • Other that tRump, @kimguilfoyle is the closest thing to the devil I’ve ever witnessed.
  • That was full Kimberly Jong-un. I had to mute my TV and turn on captions. My son asked me why that lady was yelling. From upstairs, in his room, with his fan on
  • I think she should have left that last bump on the mirror.
  • Good God! Her eyelashes are stabbing me through the TV
  • Ohhh ok, that’s why she is yelling.
  • Someone please make her stop yelling.
  • She is scary... I hate being yelled at.
  • What is she yelling at me?
  • That was f*cking terrifying.
  • It’s been, what? 20 minutes? And I already have PTSD.
  • More than cringe worthy...I think the whole republican party just had their Howard Dean moment.
  • I had to give my dog a dose of Sileo for her noise aversion when I had this woman’s speech on.....way scarier than fireworks...
  • Tokyo Rose of North Korea?
  • Speak up, they can't hear you in Brazil!
  • She made it to the intersection of a drunken preacher and Sieg Heil.
  • Is she with the WWE?
  • Why is she yelling?
  • She graduated from the Jeanine Pirro School of Public Speaking.

On Don:

  • So #cocaine is trending on Twitter. I guess we all saw what we saw.
  • He's high as f*ck. I know that look from years of my own severe drug abuse before I got clean / sober. your statement is one I totally appreciate and envision. They got f*ckin wasted back stage.
  • Really??? Wow. I thought it was just a twitter joke...I’ve never seen anyone high on cocaine, so...thought maybe the pressure and nerves got to him, and that she was just crazy as .....
  • why are his eyes so glazed over? did he just get out of a swimming pool or what? why are his hands moving so much?
  • can’t imagine. Too many vitamins? Perhaps he was shedding a tear for the children his father locked up at the border? Whatever it is, I’m sure it’s wholesome.
  • Hearing Don Jr. speak spurs in me a deeply repelling visceral reaction that borders on physical illness....Then I heard Kimberly Guilfoyle...YIKES!
  • LOLOL yeah, the missed the mark with that bump
  • Who approved their speeches?? These were taped!! This is the best they had??? Who was in charge? Bozo?
  • He’s having an eye herpes outbreak
  • Damn! Watching Don Jr., I was thinking, "where have I seen such pressured speech?"
    Yeah, in clients with mania - either psychiatric, or drug induced. I'm guessing either meth or blow...
  • Yes, Trump Jr look high as hell.
  • Anybody know Don jr.’s dealer? Cause that looks some good sh*t... I guess the 80’s never left the #tRUmp family... Oh sh*t that’s what the convention’s missing... A Disco Ball... I can easily see Jr. in a pair of Angel Flights & a straw in his pocket & another up his nose
  • Cocaine is a hell of a drug.
  • They cleaned me out. And a cvs.
  • Unless he is smashed with liquor (which he wasn't slurring), that is a total cocktail of drugs/alcohol.
  • I'm guessing stimulants + benzodiazepines
  • DJ and Guilfoyle’s speeches were taped. Right? Imagine the outtakes.
  • 3 yawns for Donny and a cup of coffee and a sober cot for the night for little kimmy
  • Their dealer sold them some crazy a*s coke.
  • Scarface levels of coke
  • That was a doom and gloom experience.
  • They probably needed a capful of Thorazine just to get back on the bus.

I could continue posting these comments for hours and these are all just from one person's twitter feeds. Also trending right now (2 hours after I started this post): #cocaine eyes.

The sad reality is that Trump doesn't care what a same and rational viewer saw. They aren't his target. He is playing only to his marginalized, under-educated, bigoted base. Surely his team has told him he only wins if the rural base come out to vote. The radical right may believe it is fine to use the politics of fear in the context of the war of terror the left has foisted on our cities, but I'm not so sure using blow, meth and red bull to get your screamies out will sit well k with the bevvy of law enforcement agents Trump is counting on to bring this election home for him.

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    The amazing thing re Jr (none / 0) (#1)
    by smott on Tue Aug 25, 2020 at 07:51:57 AM EST
    As was noted on Twitter, that segment was taped.
    Which means - that was absolutely the BEST condition they could get him in all night.

    Trump can't win (none / 0) (#2)
    by smott on Tue Aug 25, 2020 at 07:57:26 AM EST
    Even if his base turns out in spades. Which they will.

    Barring actually stealing it via voter suppression/USPS f*ckery, the GOP can only win by siphoning off Biden votes.
    That's why they're spending a billion dollars to get younger, leftier, AA Dems to vote 3rd party, or Kanye, or stay on the couch. It's very doable, unfortunately.

    Brian Tyler Cohen (none / 0) (#3)
    by Repack Rider on Tue Aug 25, 2020 at 10:42:02 AM EST
    ...is a GEM!

    My 100 y/o mother loves his YouTube channel. He presents his thoughts in front of a blank background while wearing an impeccably tailored suit. Because my mother has hearing issues, she appreciates his flawless diction.

    TV ratings are down ... (none / 0) (#4)
    by desertswine on Tue Aug 25, 2020 at 02:19:41 PM EST
    According to Nielsen, total TV viewership for night one of the RNC was 15.8 million. That represents about a 15% drop from the first night of the DNC, featuring former First Lady Michelle Obama, which drew 18.7 million viewers across all the three major broadcast networks and the three major cable news networks. The first night of the RNC dropped about 28% for the same night in 2016.

    ... Daily Beast

    The pumpkin will be sooo disappointed.

    So what's on tap for tonight? (none / 0) (#5)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Tue Aug 25, 2020 at 06:32:26 PM EST
    Does Melania move on from Michelle Obama, and instead channel Madonna as Eva Peron?

    Mel's Russian (5.00 / 2) (#8)
    by KeysDan on Wed Aug 26, 2020 at 10:40:00 AM EST
    tank commander outfit corresponded well with the stern and militaristic theme of her revamped Rose Garden.

    RNC convention theme (none / 0) (#6)
    by fishcamp on Wed Aug 26, 2020 at 07:42:33 AM EST
    If you ain't indicted you ain't invited...

    The RNC convention (none / 0) (#7)
    by KeysDan on Wed Aug 26, 2020 at 10:36:18 AM EST
    may be eligible for FEMA funding as a national disaster.