An Awful Man, Awful At His Job

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Memo to Donald Trump: YOU ARE BAD AND BAD AT THIS.

I cannot stress this enough. Donald Trump is an awful person who is also awful at his job. If you're asking yourself what's happening, or why it's happening, or anything involving the Trump administration, just remember, he's an awful person who is awful at his job. And those are, I remind you, two different things. Things we'll explore in today's IDIOTS SAY THE DAMNDEST THINGS1

“That's right, we need a TRAVEL BAN for certain DANGEROUS countries, not some politically correct term that won't help us protect our people.” - Donald Trump, petulant man-baby.

The Muslim Ban is, of course, the policy dream of an awful person. An awful person who clearly needed an aide to use the Twitter account he never uses to fake-condemn the Portland murders by an avowed white supremacist on Trump's behalf, and that only happened three full days after the attack, and only to point to it when someone said "why hasn't Trump condemned the Portland murders?" That's how awful people roll.

But he's aso awful at his job, because every single court ruling on the Muslim ban, 100% of which have gone against Aderp Shitler, has hinged on Trump saying shit like this that clearly demonstrate he really, really wants to just ban Muslims like he said he was going to, and that all their policies since then have been attempts to create a wink wink nudge nudge "What Muslim ban?". And yet, with the ban on its way to the Supreme Court, he keeps doing it. Because he's awful at his job.

“The FAKE MSM is working so hard trying to get me not to use Social Media. They hate that I can get the honest and unfiltered message out.” - Donald Trump, um, no.

The "FAKE MSM" isn't trying to get you to stop using social media. The FAKE MSM is pointing out all the myriad ways that your use of social media is damaging both the country and, your presidency, but that's not the same as trying to make you stop. It would just lead a sane person to maybe listen to the people ACTUALLY trying to make you stop, which is every single person around you. I'm convinced that the only reason Trump was so quiet during his foreign trip is that someone managed to turn off international data roaming and Trump couldn't figure out how to turn it back on.

And trust me, now that Trump is apparently thinking about live-tweeting the Comey hearings (instead of handling responses through a "war room" which was talked about for weeks but fizzled out because Trump's not the only one who's awful at his job), NOBODY WANTS YOU TO STOP USING SOCIAL MEDIA. The possibility of a self-incriminating tweetstorm would be so bad for Trump he'd probably be lucky if he ended it by having a rage-stroke.

"Pathetic excuse by London Mayor Sadiq Khan who had to think fast on his "no reason to be alarmed" statement. MSM is working hard to sell it!” -

This was Donald Trump's second attack on London's Muslim mayor for doing a fairly standard thing in response to the latest terrorist attack. Even Rudy Giuliani, who, the last time I checked, was a sentient burlap sack filled with shit from a random assortment of different fauna, told New York to be calm after 9/11. What Trump did was the act of an awful person, a bigot who attacked a Muslim to make his fellow bigots cheer. It was a dick move, and part of the job of being an awful person is dick moves like this.

But it gets "better". Because when London's mayor said "don't be alarmed", it was because there were going to be lots of armed police on the streets of London. And while America is used to seeing a cadre of military-armed cops every time a black teenager jaywalks, in Britain, it's a very rare thing that people might be alarmed by. So Khan, rightly warned his citizens not to be alarmed. Trump is, therefore, awful at all of his jobs. He's awful at being a president, and he's even awful at being a bigoted dickbag. An almost impressive feat.