Fish: The Grifter in Chief can't keep his stories straight
Now that we've resolved that let's move on to less important matters from which we are so easily distracted.
Things like the Russian collusion that went on (and for all we know is still going on) during the election.
Or the possibility that within days we could be fully engaged in military conflict with North Korea. Things like that.
Let's watch the Mother of All Bombs get dropped so that'll chew up a news cycle or two and if it doesn't, they'll simply bomb something else.
It's rapidly approaching the first 100 days and it's safe to say the Trump administration has done more irreversible damage than eight years of the Bush administration. This human corn husk has managed to drop 59 Tomahawks on Iraq ... I mean, Syria (had to be corrected — of all things, by a FOX news reporter), while he and the President of China enjoyed the best piece of chocolate cake (which by my estimation stood nearly a foot tall given the space between his hands as he explained its exquisiteness). I struggle with what to be offended by more — the cavalier manner in which he bombs people while having a decadent dessert or the open air conversations he conducts about such sensitive matters.
But I guess when you're the Combover in Chief you get to have your cake and drop your bombs, too.
I can handle a misstatement or two, maybe even a bad call.
But when President Tangerine Tornado can't even keep the basics straight, like what country he dropped the Mother of All Bombs on, and having to be nudged by his English-is-her-second-language wife to put his hand over his heart during the singing of the National Anthem.
I mean, come on.
Could you imagine the flogging that would have taken place if Benedict Donald's predecessor had done any of those things? Seriously, it would have been run up the flag pole as a treasonous act and impeachment hearings would already be underway. And I'm only talking about the surface stuff, the stuff that we can see and hear for ourselves. If we actually stopped and thought about what gets corrected by the adults pulling the strings behind the curtain on this Mango Muppet, I'm sure nobody would sleep.
But here's my favorite thing — "paid protestors" or "professional protestors." The very thought of this is absolutely ridiculous.
Millions and millions of people are protesting him on a daily basis. And President Cheez-It would have us believe that someone is paying them all. Which is absolutely ridiculous of course ... until he takes credit for creating those jobs.
I get that he's talking to only his staunchest supporters; I get that he's simply feeding them a steady diet of red meat; but even Bush supporters began to put a little distance between themselves and the crazy.
I honestly don't know what it's going to take to march this man out of the peoples' house and back into his gold-plated tower. I'm sure it'll happen and, furthermore, when it does happen, I'm sure his own party will be leading the charge.
Sure, the other side of the aisle will be there, but for all of those Republicans that have supported Trump and are finding out that the people who voted for them aren't going to do so again ... well, it'll be like feeding time at the zoo and the main course will be Trump Roast!
What the hell is up with that?
Fish is the opinionated morning jock on Classic Hits 92.7. He offers up his opinion at 7:50 a.m. every morning (Monday through Friday). Let's start the revolution. E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org. The opinions expressed by columnists do not necessarily reflect the views of the Brattleboro Reformer.
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