The Washington Post, never one to shy away from blaming Trump whenever possible, may have jumped the shark this week. Their editorial board has declared Trump complicit in hurricane Florence. Obama was more complicit in be-headings than Trump could possibly be in a hurricane.
If the Post is looking for other equally preposterous things for which Trump is deserving of blame, we offer the line-up below. Well, the Omarosa thing, yea, that one’s squarely at his feet.
- the 1969 Mets
- Woody Allen
- restrictor plates at Talledaga
- the classy love affair between Strzok and Page
- Gamecock Football
- the death of Frank Zappa
- 3-clasp bra hooks
- US heat wave of 1934
- dark stars
- poisonous mushrooms that look tasty
- the heartbreak of psoriasis
- cable TV going out last night in Buford, Wyoming
- Angela Merkel’s failed diets
- the broken bridge rail in Chappaquiddick
- the ice age
- Mario Van Peebles acting range
- rise of Nazi Germany
- fall of Nazi Germany
- Madonna and Abba
- JFK and Lee Harvey Oswald killings
- making most women secretly attracted to Melania
- Daylight Savings Time
- every girl that told Ted Cruz she just wanted to be friends
- English food
- San Fransisco sanitation
- Apollo 13
- cruising in the left lane
- Godfather III
- rationed airplane peanuts
- Hollywood movie recycling
- setting Millennial’s expectations too high with rise in middle class incomes and record number of jobs available
Our illustration above was too funny not to make a full cartoon out of it.
First there’s no doubt in our mind that Trump hates bad news, that he thinks it’s a direct reflection on him and will say and tweet what he feels is necessary to discredit the offending media source. Some would say he down right lies, others that it’s hyperbole. But many also recognize that the media have been using their position as the fourth estate (a lost concept, by the way, over the previous eight years) to twist and turn stories that any unbiased person would recognize as clear bias.
Early on in the Trump administration an obvious example of bias was seen. How early? Trump’s first day. He was being observed by the media while getting organized in the oval office. One media rep from the press pool noted that the MLK bust was gone and notified the other reporters (btw, a press pool member provides insights for other press members since the oval office has limited space). Later though the reporter had to walk the claim back because the bust was actually there. So instead of reporting on an historic day, the reporter desperately jumped on the first indiscretion he could … imagine. But gee, we can understand how difficult it would have been to verify his reporting. Do you know how much work it would have been to look around the whole oval office?!
And it continues today. You can’t read the front page of a major newspaper and not see as many adjectives and adverbs as there are coming out of a night school creative writing course. Whatever happened to who, what, where, and when? Now instead of the four W’s we get the four B’s: bias, bloviate, bluster, and bellow.
So Trump fired Omarosa and Omarosa is now following the Jim Comey path of post-Trump financial fortune by telling her side of the story in book form. And you can trust her on what she says because she secretly used recording devices in violation of national security.
Shocker of all shockers, Trump cranked up the name calling. Omarosa is now a dog. She joins a long list of “dogs” including Ted Cruz, Mitt Romney, Arrianna Huffington and General James Mattis. Of course Mattis himself goes by “Mad Dog.”
In the case of Omarosa, we have one question, who let the dog in? Trump’s hired many that had to later be fired but this particular staff addition was baffling. We’ve identified a few other ill-advised hirings for Trump to consider if he’s looking to top the addition of Omarosa. We’ve even provided thoughts on how they could serve the White House.
- Maxine Waters – Office of Science and Technology
- Whoopi Goldberg – Economics Council
- Jim Acosta – Public Liaison
- Michael Moore – National Security
- Jane Fonda – Veterans Affairs
- Alec Baldwin – Dog walker
- Jeb Bush – Council of Fitness
- Robert DeNiro – Secret Service
- Chuck Schumer – Housekeeping