Career Pathos

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Memo to Donald Trump, Sarah Huckabee-Sanders, and Donald Trump: YOU ARE DUMB.

Pathos. It's not an emotion traditionally associated with the Trump administration, but there's no reason why it couldn't or shouldn't be. IDIOTS SAY THE DAMNDEST THINGS!

“And where are you from? Go ahead, come here, come here. Where are you from? We have all of this beautiful Irish press... She has a nice smile on her face. So I bet she treats you well.” - America's president, Donald Trump, acting in public like Bill Clinton acted in private.

There are, as we all know all too well, many problems with Donald Trump, the president of the United States. So many, in fact, that you have to get way, way down the list before you reach "tacky-ass, classless motherfucker". But that doesn't mean he's not a tacky-ass, classless motherfucker, from his well-done steaks covered in ketchup to his ball-length ties.

But his tacky-ass classless motherfuckery does express itself in more pernicious ways. In this case, Trump stopped in the middle of a diplomatic call to new Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar to be old-dude creepy to Irish reporter Caitriona Perry. That's just unprofessional. And the reporter is reportedly shrugging it off, but let's face it, she kind of has to, and she shouldn't have to. Not in front of the President of the United States with fucking cameras fucking rolling. That's like "sexual harassment training video" obviously bad.

“We couldn’t comment on the decor at Trump Golf clubs one way or another.” - Sarah Huckabee-Sanders

First, yes you could. You could totally comment. You could lie if you wanted to. You know how I know that? Because I've watched you want to lie and then lie. The only reason I could think of that you wouldn't be able to comment on the decor at Trump golf clubs is if you were surprised by a question about the decor at Trump golf clubs and were too dumb to think up a good lie on the spot.

And, to be fair, there's no really good lie answer to the question, "Hey, why do several Trump golf courses have a framed cover of Time, from March 2009, featuring Donald Trump hanging on its walls, considering the uncomfortable fact that Time didn't have Trump on its cover at all that year and the cover is a total fake. And she can't very well tell the truth, that the president is a narcissistic idiot who can be fooled by a bad Photoshop into thinking he's been on the cover of Time more often than we have. That wouldn't go over well.

"The reason that President Obama did NOTHING about Russia after being notified by the CIA of meddling is that he expected Clinton would win.. ...and did not want to "rock the boat." He didn't "choke," he colluded or obstructed, and it did the Dems and Crooked Hillary no good.” - Two more tweets from our totally-in-charge-of-his-faculties President.

I'd actually like to give the press a bit of credit here. These tweets from Trump did not get the kind of coverage unfounded insane accusations from Trump via Twitter usually pull. I credit that to the all-too-recent admission from Trump that the fake Comey "tapes" were all part of an elaborate scheme that totally worked and didn't backfire in the slightest leading to the appointment of the special prosecutor that Trump hates so much.

But that doesn't mean I can't point out, in line with the official You Are Dumb theory that Trump is an awful peson who is awful at his job, that these two tweets are one of the most ham-handed, sloppy, and transparent attempts at projection in the history of a man and a party who've made ham-handed, sloppy and transparent projection their stock-in-trade for decades. It's just pathetic to watch.