The "Maybe His Wife Isn't There" Edition
"Never heard of him. But they asked me to terminate him" -- Trump says he was asked to fire the State Department inspector general by Mike Pompeo. He then confused what he's talking about and says, "I did suggest in pretty much all cases you get rid of the attorney generals" pic.twitter.com/efERpcp7fr— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 18, 2020
REPORTER: You're getting criticism from Democrats in Congress who say you're firing IGs to avoid accountability— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 18, 2020
TRUMP: "And if I didn't fire him, they would've criticized me too"
(Nobody would've criticized Trump for not firing the State Dept IG) pic.twitter.com/nzZKm5B6iK
.@jeffmason1: You said you don't know the IG you just fired. What was he doing that was treating you unfairly?— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 18, 2020
TRUMP: "I don't know. I don't anything about him. I don't know." pic.twitter.com/0YNmZNUWGX
REPORTER: Pompeo was reportedly under investigation by the IG you fired. Are you concerned he requested the firing to avoid an investigation?— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 18, 2020
TRUMP: I don't know anything about it ... I don't think it sounds, like, that important pic.twitter.com/crwCNneaKp
IG Q: "I don't know anything about him"— MURRAY (@murray_nyc) May 18, 2020
Saudi arms Q: "I don't know anything about it"
Aside from the fact he is lying, why does he think "not knowing" anything would make him look good? It adds to his incompetence, that he has no clue what's going on.
When he says he knows everything he knows nothing, when he says he knows nothing he is hiding something. It’s like watching a child fib, it’s obvious and not that complicated— toddicus 🇺🇸🏳️🌈 (@toddlombardo) May 18, 2020
"We should take the money and make the deals fast" -- Trump explains that he thinks the US government should sell arms to all countries, regardless of their human rights records pic.twitter.com/Zo6Kd7JytP— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 18, 2020
Trump Says He's Now Taking Hydroxychloroquine; Side Effects: Hallucinations & Sudden Cardiac Death
"I happen to be taking it ... right now, yeah" -- Trump claims he's taking hydroxychloroquine, a drug he's touted as a potential coronavirus treatment despite a lack of evidence that can lead to potentially fatal heart problems pic.twitter.com/zxiNxlyfEs— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 18, 2020
"I want the people of this nation to feel good. I don't want them being sick" -- Trump claims the White House doctor signed off on him taking hydroxychloroquine, which he says he was inspired to start taking because of letters he received pic.twitter.com/R0oKn9XMpP— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 18, 2020
.@jeffmason1: What is the evidence that hydroxychloroquine has a preventative impact?— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 18, 2020
TRUMP: "Are you ready? Here's my evidence -- I get a lot of positive calls about it ... what do you have to lose?" pic.twitter.com/51b967dypu
Are You Ready = Here comes a really big lie— JP (@PumpkinGroup) May 18, 2020
Fox News's Neil Cavuto is stunned by Trump's announcement that he's taking hydroxychloroquine: "If you are in a risky population here, and you are taking this as a preventative treatment ... it will kill you. I cannot stress enough. This will kill you." pic.twitter.com/e6D5alfAgc— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 18, 2020
Trump says he is taking hydroxychloroquine. “I take it. I would’ve told you that 3-4 days ago but we never had a chance because you never asked me the question.” He says he asked the White House doctor what he thought, and he said, “Well, if you’d like it.”— Rebecca Ballhaus (@rebeccaballhaus) May 18, 2020
This isn't a satire on a press conference?— Elizabeth Evans (@Wallacewriter) May 18, 2020
"Hey Doc I want some quaaludes and speed."— Avery Bullard (@averybullard) May 18, 2020
"Well, if you'd like it."
I NEED A NEW DOCTOR.
Trump isn’t taking it. He’s trying to fool everyone into thinking it’s what’s keeping him from getting Covid so he can make money. What other reason to push this heart poison?— (((Deep State Justice))) 🗽🌊🇺🇸 (@littlejackie66) May 18, 2020
Good news: Trump says he's taking hydroxychloroquine despite FDA warnings. Maybe he will up his game and start injecting disinfectants! :-) https://t.co/Al23o1ZzRZ— John Dean (@JohnWDean) May 18, 2020
I really feel for writers at The Onion.— Sam Hale (@Samhale72) May 18, 2020
Trump is either unnecessarily taking hydroxychloroquine, a drug which can cause hallucinations and heart failure, or he’s irresponsibly lying about it https://t.co/GxVzfBmk2Q— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 18, 2020
There Are Light Therapy Experiments To Treat Patients With Dementia
Trump’s disinfectant line made huge news. What stood out for me were his words a/b “light inside the body which you can do”— Tom Joseph (@TomJChicago) May 18, 2020
There are light therapy experiments to break up tau & amyloid in dementia patients.
The only way he would know light therapy existed is if it involved him
I was just explaining that to a friend the other day, and he was blown away, said that gibberish finally made sense to him. Don't think that got nearly enough coverage when you (and others) first mentioned that at the time. Haberman was busy preparing fluff about Melania I guess.— Joe G (@JoeG_FW) May 18, 2020
Exactly. At the time I mentioned that he knows because he is doing experimental treatment for his own health issue.— Mark Hutton (@MarkHutton2) May 18, 2020
It's 2020 - Real Men Do Not Wash Dishes
Listen to this. Trump has absolutely no clue why it's wrong for Mike Pompeo to ask employees to do personal favors for his family. In fact he thinks it's the sort of thing he should be doing. pic.twitter.com/Rkdq7PiSiq— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 18, 2020
Here's Trump suggesting today that Mike Pompeo had good reason to ask a State Department employee to wish his dishes because "maybe his wife isn't there." pic.twitter.com/fMMaHbTeYs— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 18, 2020
Imagine working for the state department. You’ve grown your career working to expand US diplomacy around the world. You’ve moved up the chain of command and now you’re assigned to work directly with the Secretary of State. But then pompeo tells you to do his dishes. What a Joke.— Dakota Floyd (@Dakota__Floyd) May 18, 2020
it's 2020 and the President of the US thinks women are here for dishwashing ... brilliant— greenlight (@stevenk11011) May 18, 2020
Funny how the exact same sort of thing counts as a felony when it's a Democrat who does it.https://t.co/PPnzZUMpsp— Lichten & Bright (@Lichten_Bright) May 18, 2020
Going Off The Rails On A Crazy Train
Nearly 90,000 Americans have been killed by coronavirus, and the president is tweeting about me pulling my mask down for six seconds on Friday. https://t.co/UYib8tS7pO— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) May 18, 2020
Telling exchange between Trump and (Burger King, Popeye's) CEO José Cil. Trump asks him if he checked to see his company's stock price before entering the room. Cil responds, "We're focused on the profitability of our franchisees" Trump largely only sees business via the markets. pic.twitter.com/Jbo5jXgS0C— The American Independent (@AmerIndependent) May 18, 2020
How Trump managed to bankrupt casinos, explained by one video clip https://t.co/4iIACzna5l— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 18, 2020
Eric Trump’s bonkers interview with Judge Jeanine showed how Fox News’s coronavirus coverage has gone back off the rails in spectacular fashion https://t.co/VODHTLFS2j— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 18, 2020
So safe to go back to work that none of them did https://t.co/9h47TOaiij— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@MollyJongFast) May 18, 2020
Spinal Tap audio under Trump is 😂👌🏼 pic.twitter.com/zXgKNMxWbd— Jesse McLaren (@McJesse) January 26, 2017