Trump Is Boring

Yesterday the New York Times reported that Trump can’t be dissuaded from using cell phones that Chinese and Russians can listen to. Trump dismissed the story as “boring.” For once, I agree with him. How many more “Trump Is a Moron” stories do we have to be subjected to?

Martin Longman agrees.

Despite promising myself that I’d never accept Donald Trump’s behavior or politics as normal, I have to admit that he’s worn me down. Some of his bad behavior is so familiar now that I can’t muster the interest to comment on it. I’m frankly bored by the news that the Chinese and Russians listen in on his phone calls because he doesn’t heed the experts who advise him how to keep his conversations secure. I know this is doubly or triply outrageous because he made such a big deal out of Hillary Clinton’s lapses in information security during her time as Secretary of State (“But, her emails!”). But the whole hypocrisy angle is so played out, and seems to make so little difference, that I can’t muster the energy to pursue it.

Of course I am alarmed and disturbed that our president is completely reckless and allows our adversaries to listen to his most private conversations.  But I concluded so long ago that he needs to be removed from office that this is like adding a grain of sand onto a sand dune of evidence.

This was the one paragraph of the New York Times story that was mildly interesting.

Administration officials said Mr. Trump’s longtime paranoia about surveillance — well before coming to the White House he believed that his phone conversations were often being recorded — gave them some comfort that he was not disclosing classified information on the calls. They said they had further confidence he was not spilling secrets because he rarely digs into the details of the intelligence he is shown and is not well versed in the operational specifics of military or covert activities.

In other words, he won’t spill secrets because he’s too stupid to understand them. But we’ve known that for a long time. B-o-r-i-n-g.

In other news, it appears Megyn Kelley is about to leave NBC, from which she will be missed about as much as Matt Lauer.  It says here nobody likes her. But she’ll likely get a $69 million severence. I want her job.

11 thoughts on “Trump Is Boring

  1. For the past two years, Trump has stirred the putrid cauldron of racial hatred, xenophobia and violence, with divisive rhetoric and dehumanising policies. Now, with this massive, potentially devastating assassination attempt on political leaders less than two weeks from the most important US election in generations, the depravity of Trump's America is laid bare for the world to see.

     Just thought I'd share this…It's nothing new, but it's always nice to have an affirmation of observations from another that you yourself have arrived at by the powers of your own observations. I don't know who wrote it..but whoever they are, a hardy amen goes out to them.

    I hear they are getting close to finding the MAGAbomber.

  2. What three words will you never hear from a tRUMP-a-LOON-pa?

    "But his e-mails…"

    It's a good thing for us that there are at least a few people left in our government who are smart enough to know not to give the most stupid, ignorant, and bigoted MFer in this country any important info.

    So, thankfully, he can't spew what he don't know.
    And he don’t know shit.

  3. " How many more “Trump Is a Moron” stories do we have to be subjected to?"

    No Sh#t. Bobble-heads, print journalists, everyone in the not FAUX news, wing-nut media world keep going on and on about how outrageous this is and how unpresidential that is. The man is f#cking imbecile, that is all that needs to be said. Do a story on how his not so imbecile cabinet and administration is [email protected] our economy, destroying our education system, polluting our enviroment. Of course Trump is a Moron he is a f#cking 72 year old man who has never held a job, his parents hated him, he's a f#cking imbecile.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8zhNb8ANe8

     

  4. 2 more bombs this morning. Ain't  America great again? 

    Thuglite, the nationalist ,was up tweeting at 3 am. Wonder what drugs this creep  is on?

    And not one Republican opening their mouth.

  5. They caught the Magabomber! Well, that didn't take long. Seems he is one of Florida's finest. I wonder whether he'll be wearing his MAGA hat in his booking photo.

  6.  Fatigue is a problem – the activist is getting numb, the average citizen wants the conflict to go away and their situation to improve. Health care is becoming harder to keep – economic growth has added jobs but pay is flat and people seem to be aware. Trump's denunciations of the mad bomber have the sincerity of a hostage reading the note his captors wrote.  

  7. What three words will you never hear from a tRUMP-a-LOON-pa?

    "But his e-mails…"

    It's a good thing for us that there are at least a few people left in our government who are smart enough to know not to give the most stupid, ignorant, and bigoted MFer in this country.

    So, thankfully, he can't spew what he don't know.

  8. On Trump fatigue. You can't play whackamole with Trump, even though your job may require you to cover him. Oh, Trump told another lie, so what? The media has to learn to ignore much of what Trump says and does. Or to specialize. Let the fact checkers check, let the major shows and reporters pick and choose. 

    Cher's mother has a wonderful rule about what's important. Will it be important five years from now? With Trump you have to have to shorten the timeline, probably to the next election. Trump's use of insecure cell phones will probably be important five years from now, even if we don't have Trump to kick around anymore. Trump's lies about preexisting conditions are surely important for the next election, and maybe longer. 

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