So glad you asked ...
Last week, _____ sat down with editors from The Wall Street Journal for an interview that produced a few bits of news, and a whole lotta WTF moments showing just how
The interview would be an embarrassment for anyone, but this is ... and I still loathe saying this ... the President of the United States.
... on Jared Kushner:
“You know what? I don’t even think of pardons. Here’s why, nobody did anything wrong. Look at Jared ... Jared’s a very private person. He doesn’t get out. I mean, maybe it’s good or maybe it’s bad what I do, but at least people know how I feel. Jared’s this really nice, smart guy, who’d love to see peace in the Middle East and in Israel, OK? He’s a good—he’s a good boy.”
Let’s see ... Ivanka’s a “champion” and Jared’s a “good boy” and Junior is “high quality.” It sounds like he’s talking about a horse, the family dog and hardwood floors.
... on calling the U.K. Britain:
“I mean, you don’t hear the word Britain anymore. It’s very interesting. It’s like, nope.”
Huh? It’s, like, you know, a teenage girl.
... on the future of the British Open if Scotland leaves the U.K.:
“One little thing, what would they do with the British Open if [Scotland] ever got out? They’d no longer have the British Open.”
Um, yeah, they would, you tool.
... on Anthony Scaramuci:
“But I’m very happy with Anthony. I think Anthony is going to do amazing.”
Clearly this was within The Mooch’s ten day employment window.
... on the Miss Universe pageant, held in Russia four years ago:
“I mean, I had Ms. Universe there, like, nine years ago, eight years ago, something like that. But I have nothing to do with Russia.”
Nothing to see there.
... on conversations with foreign leaders about their domestic economies:
“So I deal with foreign countries, and despite what you may read I have unbelievable relationships with all of the foreign leaders. They like me. I like them. You know, it’s amazing. So I’ll call, like, major—major countries, and I’ll be dealing with the prime minister or the president. And I’ll say, how are you doing? Oh, don’t know, don’t know, not well, Mr. President, not well. I said, well, what’s the problem? Oh, GDP 9 percent, not well. And I’m saying to myself, here we are at like 1 percent, dying, and they’re at 9 percent and they’re unhappy.”
Seriously? He calls foreign leaders and says, “How you doin’?’
... on his astonishment upon learning other countries have large populations:
“And then you call places like Malaysia, Indonesia, and you say, you know, how many people do you have? And it’s pretty amazing how many people they have.”
See, cuz he knows nothing about the world and, wow, that’s a lotta people.
... on the efforts he’s made to repeal Obamacare:
“Many conversations. I just had one with a certain senator that was very convincing to that senator. So I’ve done a lot. I mean, last night—last night it was amazing. I was at the—you know, I was in West Virginia doing certain things and making a speech to the Boy Scouts, and that was some crowd. That was an incredible crowd.”
Um, asshat, the question was about Healthcare, not your Hitler Youth type speech to Boy Scouts.
... on how the head of the Boy Scouts Jamboree told him he gave the best speech in Boy Scout history:
“They loved it. It wasn’t—it was no mix[ed reaction]. That was a standing from the time I walked out on the stage—because I know. And by the way, I’d be the first to admit mixed. I’m a guy that will tell you mixed. There was no mix there. That was a standing ovation from the time I walked out to the time I left, and for five minutes after I had already gone. There was no mix. And I got a call from the head of the Boy Scouts saying it was the greatest speech that was ever made to them, and they were very thankful. So there was—there was no mix.”
And, according to the BSA, there was also no call from anyone affiliated with them saying the speech was the best ever. That is a lie.
... on taxes and a mysterious figure he calls ... wait for it ... “Mr. Elegant”:
“I want to achieve growth. We’re the highest-taxed nation in the world, essentially, you know, of the size. But we’re the highest-taxed nation in the world. We have—nobody knows what the number is. I mean, it used to be, when we talked during the debate, 2 ½ trillion (dollars), right, when the most elegant person—right? I call him Mr. Elegant. I mean, that was a great debate. We did such a great job. But at that time I was talking $2 ½ trillion. I guess it’s 5 trillion (dollars) now. Whatever it is, it’s a lot more.”
That was a Word Salad that even has the Mama Grizzly Bore™ scratching her head and going, ‘WTF?’
... on the options for the Obamacare repeal bill the Senate failed to pass:
“Well, then you have to go and decide on what plan you want, which way you’re going to go. You want to decide on is it repeal or repeal and replace. If it’s repeal and replace, which one do you want to go? Which form of existing conditions? I mean, there’s many things. But once you’re in there, then you can really negotiate. This is actually the heart, though.”
He clearly has no idea what he’s doing. This isn’t an answer to a question, unless the question is How dumb is ____? And the answer is This dumb this ...
...on the Russian sanctions:
“Well, I haven’t seen them yet. I haven’t seen them in final form. I will say this, Congress, if they’re going to negotiate, they make the worst deals I’ve ever seen. They made NAFTA. They made – you know, they allowed the Iran deal to go through. I make good deals. I don’t make bad deals. I make good deals. So, but, I haven’t made my—I have not seen them. I have to see.”
I’m telling you, this man, and again, I loathe the thought ... the President of the United States ... has no idea what he’s talking about. I mean, the man cannot answer a question ... he goes from healthcare to the Boy Scouts in a single sentence.
And so anyone who voted for him, and who still thinks he’s doing a good job, then perhaps you can rub your two brain cells together and explain this gibberish.
Cuz to normal folks this is lunacy.