‘Lightly Looked’

November 30, 2018

An in-real-time synopsis of today’s T-Rump events, a view of America to the world, as presented by a villainous-moron, scared shit-less of the truth (USAToday):

On Twitter, the former developer described a proposed development his company pursued in Russia as “very legal” and “very cool,” pushing back on criticism that has emerged after his former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, pleaded guilty to lying about that deal.

In a followup tweet, Trump said he “lightly looked at doing a building somewhere in Russia.”
But he said he “put up zero money, zero guarantees and didn’t do the project.”

Leaving/not-leaving his American legal woes behind, the T-Rump was in Buenos Aires today for a meeting of the G-20, and the entire affair is soap-opera and idiotic — the T-Rump is getting played by the world, bigley.
Via the New York Times:

When the president encountered Prince Mohammed on the sidelines of the meeting, “they exchanged pleasantries,” according to a White House official, as Mr. Trump did “with nearly every leader in attendance.”
Mr. Trump later told reporters: “We had no discussion. We might, but we had none.”
As if to prove that the prince was not persona non grata, Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Ministry posted photos of him chatting with President Emmanuel Macron of France, President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico and President Moon Jae-in of South Korea, though not Mr. Trump.
He even exchanged a modified high-five with Mr. Putin before they sat down next to each other at the first session of the leaders.

High-fiver:

This is sad — you can actually see the T-Rump in the background, and he looks lost, pathetically-bewildered. One wonders at how this piece of obvious-bat-shit-crazy could have done anything at all his entire life, much less possess the shit he acquired — he had massive help, from his dirtball-daddy on down: A weird-ass, nasty-ass cretin.
Newsweek:

President Donald Trump apparently struggled to understand the English-language translation of his Argentine counterpart’s Spanish words on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Buenos Aires.
Following Argentine President Mauricio Macri’s remarks Friday at a news conference at Macri’s Casa Rosada residence, Trump shook the South American leader’s hand before quipping, “I think I understood you better in your language than I did on this, but that’s OK.”
Trump then dropped his earpiece on the floor and began his own comments, in which he discussed the leaders’ shared history of family business during the U.S. president’s “civilian days” and of which he had “fond memories.”
“We’re going to be talking about lots of good things for Argentina, for the United States, including trade, including military purchases, and other things. But we have a lot to talk about—a little bit of old times; about 95 percent business, I would say,” Trump said.
“But this is a great honor to be with you. You’re my friend, longtime. Great family. And you’re doing a fantastic job, and I want to congratulate you,” he added.

Notwithstanding disagreement on China:

Still, the two men appeared in good spirits, despite the fact that Trump been haunted by the “Trump Baby” balloon, which has followed him on his latest international visit.
The inflatable protest prop made its debut during Trump’s visit to the United Kingdom last year and was spotted again earlier this month in France, where Trump traveled during the World War I centennial memorial.

Inherently, making America great again is a failure from the get-go — the world doesn’t really give a shit. Good view this afternoon from Samantha Vinograd at the Daily Beast on the T-Rump and the summit in BA. She was a member of Obama’s National Security Council, and earlier, worked at the US Treasury under GW Bush
High points:

So, if we’re being honest about what’s taken place in Buenos Aires, Day 1 for Individual 1 (this president) was a clear signal that they won’t cry for Trump in Argentina.
G20 leaders are moving ahead with their own agendas whether President Donald J.Trump likes it or not.

The world isn’t waiting for President Trump.
Despite his absence other leaders are moving ahead with their agenda while he watches (and tweets) from the sidelines.
While the U.S. used to lead coalitions of allies to hold murderers and other global bullies accountable for killing people and breaking international laws, Trump made very clear before the Summit that he was on the team of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) no matter what.
While American allies cut arms sales and weigh other options to punish MBS’s crimes against humanity—in Yemen, in Turkey where Jamal Khashoggi was killed, and more—the president went rogue and issued a statement absolving the prince of any crime worth punishment.

And even if he’s being pressed by several G20 members, it’s Putin’s party in the USA today—because while he’s high-fiving MBS and mingling with G20 leaders in Buenos Aires, his mission to sow divisions in the U.S. got a whole new hook courtesy of Press Secretary Sarah Sanders on Friday when she blamed the Russian witch hunt hoax—also known as the special counsel’s investigation into Russia’s complex counterintelligence operation against our country during the 2016 election that may have involved members of the Trump campaign—for undermining our relationship with Russia.

Bad moon rising until the sun comes up…

(Illustration out front: ‘President Trump,’ by Jonathan Bass, found here).

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