Trump Goes Full Twitter Meltdown As Georgia Recount Continues

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As the full recount of Georgia’s nearly five million votes continues (where Joe Biden holds a 14,000 vote lead), Donald Trump is having a full-on Twitter meltdown:

Meltdown: Tucker Carlson Can’t Pronounce Kamala Harris’s Name

Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson (screen capture)

Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson wet his diaper Tuesday night after a guest, political consultant Richard Goodstein, attempted to teach Carlson how to pronounce Sen. Kamala Harris’s first name.

Goodstein began his appearance saying to Carlson, “Tucker, can I just say one quick thing because this is something that will serve you and your fellow hosts on FOX. Her name is pronounced ‘Comma’ — like the punctuation mark — ‘la.’ ‘Comma-la,’ okay?”

Carlson, whose face is often the picture of confusion, shot back, “So what?”

Explaining the obvious, Goodstein shared, “I think out of respect for somebody who is going to be on the national ticket, pronouncing her name right is kind of a bare minimum.”

Considering Carlson is probably going to be saying Harris’s name quite a bit over the next several months (if not years), surely he can muster enough respect to pronounce the name of the first Black woman, and first Asian American woman to run for vice president on a major party ticket?

Cue the predictable meltdown.

“So I’m disrespecting her by pronouncing her name unintentionally?,” bellowed Carlson. “So it begins. So I’m not. You’re not about to criticize (pronouncing it wrong again) ‘Ka-MAL-a’ Harris or ‘CAMEL-a’ Harris or whatever.”

“Okay look, I unintentionally mispronounced her name, but I love the idea that she is immune from criticism,” continued Carlson’s indignant rant. “On this show, nobody in power is immune from criticism. Our political leaders must be held to account. That’s our job.”

Please note – being corrected on how to pronounce the name of a vice-presidential candidate is NOT the same as saying you can’t criticize them.

 

White House Press Briefing Turns Into #TrumpMeltdown

Please note the chyron by CNN (screen capture)

Donald Trump held another of his propaganda rallies White House press briefings on the coronavirus threat today, and it didn’t go well.

At one point, he claimed he has “total authority” as president to do what he wants like re-open all the businesses in the country when he wants to.

Mind you, it’s the governors of each state that has made the decisions to announce stay-at-home orders, but now the Donald says he can do what he wants when he wants because “the Constitution says so.”

Then, he got into another heated exchange when he was asked what it was he was doing during the month of February regarding the COVID-19 threat (answer: basically not much).

Paula Reid of CBS News does not back down here.

OMG Trump” and #TrumpMeltdown are now trending on Twitter.

I’ll also mention it became apparent during today’s press briefing that the writer of CNN’s chyron has zero fucks left to give.

White House Rants – The House Impeachment Resolution Is ‘Illegitimate’

Donald Trump

After House Democrats released language for a resolution on proceeding with the ongoing impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump’s communications with the president of Ukraine, the White House issued this statement – the equivalent of a written meltdown:

The resolution put forward by Speaker Pelosi confirms that House Democrats’ impeachment has been an illegitimate sham from the start as it lacked any proper authorization by a House vote.

It continues this scam by allowing Chairman Schiff, who repeatedly lies to the American people, to hold a new round of hearings, still without any due process for the President.

The White House is barred from participating at all, until after Chairman Schiff conducts two rounds of one-sided hearings to generate a biased report for the Judiciary Committee. Even then, the White House’s rights remain undefined, unclear, and uncertain – because those rules still haven’t been written.

This resolution does nothing to change the fundamental fact that House Democrats refuse to provide basic due process rights to the Administration.

The White House has said for weeks the inquiry was ‘illegitimate’ without a vote by the full House, which is not required by the U.S. Constitution.

Now they’re getting one.

Stable Genius Has Meltdown At White House Press Conference

During a press conference with Donald Trump and Finland’s President Niinisto, Jeff Mason from Reuters asked Trump what he wanted Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to do when Trump brought up the business ties to Ukraine of Hunter Biden, son of Joe Biden?

Trump began: “What I want is the following — Why are we the only ones that give the big money to the Ukraine?”

And he never actually answered the question, which spurred Mason to followup on the question.

Serious props to Jeff Mason for trying to get an answer to his question. The Donald is a bit cray-cray here.

And poor President Niinisto for having to be exposed to the Trumpster’s madness.

Donald Trump Covers TIME Magazine – “Meltdown.”

Donald Trump covers the new issue of TIME Magazine but it’s probably not a cover the Trumpster will frame and hang on the wall.

And the cover image is only the beginning as TIME delves into what may be the biggest presidential meltdown in history.

Well worth the read, here’s just a few highlights:

On Trump’s disintegrating relationship with RNC Chairman Reince Priebus:

But every bond has its breaking point. For this partnership, the moment nearly arrived in early August. Priebus was on vacation when he learned that Trump had declined to endorse Paul Ryan, the Speaker of the House and a close friend. The chairman had a frank message for the nominee, according to two Republican officials briefed on the call. Priebus told Trump that internal GOP polling suggested he was on track to lose the election. And if Trump didn’t turn around his campaign over the coming weeks, the Republican National Committee would consider redirecting party resources and machinery to House and Senate races.

On the mood behind the scenes at Team Trump:

Like the rest of the party, Trump’s staff has been flummoxed by his political naiveté. They describe a candidate who doesn’t understand the basics of modern campaigns, from why you knock on doors to how to read a poll to why he should be dialing for dollars more aggressively. His headquarters has enough palace intrigue and warring fiefs to rival the fictional badlands of Westeros. “You’re always afraid of getting fired,” says one staffer, “but it’s his fault, not ours.”

Kevin Swanson’s Epic Rant At The “Death To Gays” Conference In Iowa

Kevin Swanson

Over the weekend, Kevin Swanson hosted Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee, and Bobby Jindal at the National Religious Liberties Conference in Des Moines, Iowa.

While Swanson has made some pretty insane remarks in the past, this speech verges on performance art. To call this a ‘meltdown’ would be polite.

Check this speech Swanson gave at the conference after interviewing Huckabee and Jindal.

Swanson screams:

“There are families, we’re talking Christian families, pastors’ families, elders’ families from good, godly churches, whose sons are rebelling, hanging out with homosexuals and getting married and the parents are invited. What would you do if that was the case? Here is what I would do: sackcloth and ashes at the entrance to the church and I’d sit in cow manure and I’d spread it all over my body. That is what I would do and I’m not kidding, I’m not laughing….I’m grieving, I’m mourning, I’m pointing out the problem.

“It’s not a gay time! These are the people with the sores! The gaping sores! The sores that are pussey and gross, and people are coming in and carving happy faces on the sores! That’s not a nice thing to do! Don’t you DARE carve happy faces on open pussey sores! Don’t you ever do that! Don’t you ever do that!

“I tell you don’t do it. Sack cloth and ashes. This is what America needs. America needs to hear the message. We are messed up.

Swanson has often underlined his stone-cold belief that the Old and New Testaments call for the death penalty for gays and lesbians. Not as a metaphor, but literally the execution of folks like me.

And what’s really frightening is Ted Cruz, Bobby Jindal and Mike Huckabee were proud to speak at this man’s event.

Watch the wild rant below.

Dennis Quaid Freaks Out Onset

Going viral this morning, this phone video appears to show Dennis Quaid freaking out on his director and crew while shooting a new film.

Many believe this is a “Jimmy Kimmel” type stunt. Note – NSFW language.

What do you think? Fake or freak out?