This is incredible and difficult to grasp, but we have a president-elect about to take office who is not just totally unqualified to hold the highest office in the land, he is just plain crazy.
The comments and Tweets from a person who is poised to uphold the U.S. Constitution and protect Americans from dangers has said things like this:
1. Trump Admits He Doesn’t Pay Taxes and He’s Been Under Federal Investigation by the IRS for Over a Decade:
“It’s about time that this country had somebody running it that has an idea about money… [Not paying taxes] makes me smart … It would be squandered, too, believe me… I’ve been under audit for almost 15 years. I know a lot of wealthy people that have never been audited. I say, ‘Have you been audited?’ I get audited almost every year, and in a way I should be complaining. I’m not even complaining. I don’t mind it. It’s almost become a way of life. I get audited by the IRS, but other people don’t.”
Well, that’s brazen.
2. Trump Talks about Using Nuclear Weapons, and It’s as Terrifying as You’d Imagine:
“I agree with her on one thing. The single greatest problem the world has is … not global warming, like you think and your — your president thinks. Nuclear is the single greatest threat. We are not — we are not keeping up with other countries. I would like everybody to end it, just get rid of it. But I would certainly not do first strike. I think that once the nuclear alternative happens, it’s over. At the same time, we have to be prepared. I can’t take anything off the table.”
As if we all hadn’t already imagined Donald Trump as Dr. Strangelove with his finger on the big red button, condemning us all to nuclear winter, he just puts it out there.
3. Trump Goes All “Show-and-Tell” on His Big Birther Victory
“When I got involved, I didn’t fail. I got him to give the birth certificate. So I’m satisfied with it. And I’ll tell you why I’m satisfied with it… But I was the one that got him to produce the birth certificate. And I think I did a good job… Well, it was very — I say nothing. I say nothing, because I was able to get him to produce it. He should have produced it a long time before. I say nothing. And I think I did a great job and a great service not only for the country, but even for the president, in getting him to produce his birth certificate.”
By the way, being proud of being an asshole is not a qualification for the job of being President.
4. Trump Thinks He’s the Best Candidate Because of His Temperament (No Really, He Said That Out Loud)
“Well, I have much better judgment than she does. There’s no question about that. I also have a much better temperament than she has, you know?… I have a much better — she spent — let me tell you — she spent hundreds of millions of dollars on an advertising — you know, they get Madison Avenue into a room, they put names — oh, temperament, let’s go after — I think my strongest asset, maybe by far, is my temperament. I have a winning temperament. I know how to win. She does not have a… Wait. The AFL-CIO the other day, behind the blue screen, I don’t know who you were talking to, Secretary Clinton, but you were totally out of control. I said, there’s a person with a temperament that’s got a problem.”
The audience literally laughed out loud at him.
5. Trump Blames Hillary Clinton for Creating ISIS … AND Then Says She Spent Her Whole Life Fighting Them
“She’s been trying to take them out for a long time… But you were there, and you were secretary of state when it was a little infant. Now it’s in over 30 countries. And you’re going to stop them? I don’t think so. But I will tell you that Hillary will tell you to go to her website and read all about how to defeat ISIS, which she could have defeated by never having it, you know, get going in the first place. Right now, it’s getting tougher and tougher to defeat them, because they’re in more and more places, more and more states, more and more nations… No wonder you’ve been fighting ISIS your entire adult life.”
If any American politician bears responsibility, it’s President Bush who started ISIS when he invaded Iraq and Afghanistan, leaving President Obama to pick up the pieces when ISIS emerged out of the chaos created in the middle east.
6. Trump Knows Who Hacked the DNC (the Fat Guy-not Russia), His Kid has a Computer, and CYBER!
“As far as the cyber, I agree to parts of what Secretary Clinton said. We should be better than anybody else, and perhaps we’re not. I don’t think anybody knows it was Russia that broke into the DNC. She’s saying Russia, Russia, Russia, but I don’t — maybe it was. I mean, it could be Russia, but it could also be China. It could also be lots of other people. It also could be somebody sitting on their bed that weighs 400 pounds, OK? So we have to get very, very tough on cyber and cyber warfare. It is — it is a huge problem. I have a son. He’s 10 years old. He has computers. He is so good with these computers, it’s unbelievable. The security aspect of cyber is very, very tough. And maybe it’s hardly doable. But I will say, we are not doing the job we should be doing. But that’s true throughout our whole governmental society. We have so many things that we have to do better… and certainly cyber is one of them.”
This stream of consciousness rant sounds more like something you’d expect Hunter S. Thompson to say, rather than a candidate for the White House. There’s definitely some fear and loathing on the campaign trail this year.
7. Trump Says America Should Just Be Like Oil Pirates With Our Foreign Policy
“Or, as I’ve been saying for a long time, and I think you’ll agree, because I said it to you once, had we taken the oil — and we should have taken the oil — ISIS would not have been able to form either, because the oil was their primary source of income. And now they have the oil all over the place, including the oil — a lot of the oil in Libya.”
Why doesn’t America pursue more wars for oil throughout the entire world? It is an unsolved mystery.
8. Trump Thinks that Police State Surveillance, Racial Profiling, and Oppressing Minorities is a Good Thing
“Now, whether or not in a place like Chicago you do stop and frisk, which worked very well, Mayor Giuliani is here, worked very well in New York… But stop-and- frisk had a tremendous impact on the safety of New York City. Tremendous beyond belief. So when you say it has no impact, it really did. It had a very, very big impact.”
First off, the racial profiling tactic of “stop-and-frisk” has been ruled unconstitutional. But let’s ask Mike Brown, Philando Castile, Terence Crutcher, Sandra Bland, and Keith Lamont Scott if they all agree that we need more cops on the beat stopping people on the street.
9. Trump Pretty Much Owns Up to the Fact that He’s Got the Deplorable Vote on Lockdown
“I have the endorsement of the NRA, which I’m very proud of. These are very, very good people… In addition, I was just endorsed by ICE. They’ve never endorsed anybody before on immigration. I was just endorsed by ICE.”
What about confederate flag wavers, Donald? I’m sure you’ve got their vote too. C’mon, give em a shout-out!
10. Trump doesn’t Think Global Corporations should Pay Taxes, but He Wants NATO Countries to Pay Fees
“These people are going to put billions and billions of dollars into companies. And when they’re going to bring 2.5 trillion dollars back from overseas, where they can’t bring the money back because … the taxes are so onerous… So, what they’re doing is leaving our country, and believe it or not, they’re leaving our country because the taxes are too high. Because some of them companies have lots of money outside our country, and instead of bringing it back … And everybody agrees it should be brought back… Number one, the 28 countries of NATO, many of them aren’t paying their fair share. Number two — and that bothers me, because we should be asking — we’re defending them, and they should at least be paying us what they’re supposed to be paying by treaty and contract…. ”
Shouldn’t those tax cheat corporations being paying their fair share too, Donny Boy?
If the current Russian hacking scheme doesn’t bring down Trump, this should.