Monday, June 01, 2020


Ladies and gentlemen, the president of the United States, captured on leaked audio:
President Trump unloaded on the nation's governors Monday morning, calling them "weak" for failing to more aggressively enforce law and order over the weekend....

One participant on the call described the president's words and tone as "unhinged."

"You have to dominate, if you don't dominate you're wasting your time. They're going to run over you. You're going to look like a bunch of jerks. You have to dominate," the president told governors.
(Is he channeling Roy Cohn? His father? Both?)
The president said that the violence "is coming from the radical left — you know, it everybody knows it — but it's also looters, and it's people that figure they can get free stuff by running into stores and running out with television sets. I saw it — a kid has a lot of stuff, he puts it in the back of a brand new car and drives off. You have every one of these guys on tape. Why aren't you prosecuting them? Now, the harder you are, the tougher you are, the less likely you're going to be hit."
Right - instantly identify every looter on every grainy video and then just instantly find them and arrest them. That's how easy President Guy At The End Of The Bar Yelling At The TV thinks actual work is.


I bet that's news to General Milley, who I'm certain has no desire to see his troops deployed against civilians. (Barr, I imagine, is far more eager to do whatever he's asked.)

Do you think it's a coincidence that Trump also spoke to Vladimir Putin today?

Reporters may have subsequently found governors who were appalled at the tone of the call, but I'm convinced that the White House leaked this audio. I'm quoting above from CBS News, but The New York Times and The Washington Post are also reporting what Trump said. It's being distributed far and wide. You'd assume that the White House would technologically prevent audio of a call like this from ever leaking. So I think the leak was from Trump's people.

Of course the White House wants this out. The imagine of Trump right now is that he's cowering in the White House's secure underground bunker, afraid to emerge. Republican critics are mocking him for this.

Another president might try to unite America at this moment. Trump just wants to show up he's not the weak one, you're the weak one.

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