The lies are flying thick and fast in Trump’s Washington. One day, I expect to wake up to banner headlines proclaiming; TRUMP TELLS THE TRUTH. Now, that would be newsworthy.
Even in defeat, the Insult Comedian cannot stop bragging. He’s still talking about ACA repeal and how he can make it so:
President Donald Trump on Tuesday evening told senators that he will make a deal with lawmakers on health care despite the fact that House Republicans were forced to pull their bill to repeal Obamacare due to a lack of support for the legislation.
“I know that we’re all going to make a deal on health care. That’s such an easy one. So I have no doubt that that’s going to happen very quickly,” Trump said at a reception at the White House for senators and their spouses. “I think it will, actually. I think it’s going to happen. Because we’ve all been promising, Democrat, Republican, we’ve all been promising that to the American people.”
“We are going to be doing a great job. Hopefully it will start being bipartisan,” the President added.
If it’s such an easy one, why was the bill pulled from the floor twice? At least he knows who to blame. He’s decided to take a tough line with the so-called Freedom Caucus:
The message is: defer to the dear leader or else. I don’t regard that as a credible threat; most of these bozos are in safe districts and Trump’s approval ratings are in the crapper. It’s going to be hard to run at them from the right. They’re as far right as it comes. I just realized I used the word credible. That was incredible…
“Have you heard of Susan B. Anthony? I’m shocked that you’ve heard of her — who dreamed of a much more fair and equal future and an America where women themselves as she said helped to make laws and elect the lawmakers, and that’s what’s happening more and more.”
I’m shocked that he’s shocked and I don’t shock easily. Some media outlets are trying to pass this off as a “quip” but I’m applying the first rule of Trump punditry: don’t believe anything he says and never give that sucker an even break. Believe me.
USA Today asserted that it was a quip. I wonder if they’re rattled by this tweet?
It may be throwback Thursday on social media but it’s threatening Thursday on Trump’s twitter feed. I prefer the former, which is why I’m giving Three Dog Night the last word: