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Septua

(2,279 posts)
Mon Feb 19, 2024, 10:17 PM Feb 2024

..what's-his-name. LOL

I was watching today's episode of Jen Psaki's Monday night show and she had Nancy Pelosi on for various topics of discussion. In one segment, Ms Pelosi was referencing Trump's asinine comment about encouraging Putin to attack a NATO member who hadn't paid their fair share (whatever that is).

Ms Pelosi may have genuinely had a momentary lapse of memory but she referred to Trump as, "..what's his name; the former occupant of the White House."

And it may well have been genuinely intentional to signal her absolute disgust for the asshole, without actually calling him an asshole.

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Stinky The Clown

(67,880 posts)
4. It was intentional. She never says his name except on rare occasions.
Mon Feb 19, 2024, 10:22 PM
Feb 2024

Today, on that show, was such a rare occasion. She spat out his name.

dlk

(11,656 posts)
5. Madam speaker's mind is razor-sharp, as always
Mon Feb 19, 2024, 10:23 PM
Feb 2024

She intentionally used “what’s his name,” as a well-deserved insult.

There was no momentary lapse of her memory and that comment wasn’t necessary.

niyad

(114,384 posts)
8. Speaker Emerita Pelosi did NOT have a momentary lapse of memory
Mon Feb 19, 2024, 11:30 PM
Feb 2024

(so why would you say that, even in denial?). She does not use his name, utterly dismissive (and, ohhhhhh, how TRAITOR** hates that dismissal!!!).

Tikki

(14,574 posts)
10. I am older and sometimes I call trump...bush.
Mon Feb 19, 2024, 11:35 PM
Feb 2024

I never have a problem remembering reagan. He was a king-sized asshole.

Tikki

soldierant

(7,043 posts)
11. I am guessing that the only reason he cares about NATO countries and money
Mon Feb 19, 2024, 11:39 PM
Feb 2024

is the money. He thinks if he is President he will be able to lay his hands on it.

That's not so. NATO has no dues. It commects no money. It has no slush funds or any other kind of funds.

The only monetary commitment that Narto requires from it members is that, if possible, their budget reserves 2% of their GDP each year for their military. Also, NATO is not stupid. They know that for some countries that isn't going to be possible. That does not mean they are "in arrears" - no country owes NATO so much as a roble. NATO will work with them on a case-by-case basis if there is a need to tweak the requirement.

I realize that, besides knowing nothing about money, Trump** has no clue what a consequence is. So of course he doesn't realize that treaties have consequences. He also doesn't realize that the U.S. President is not the boss of NATO. He doesn't realize that - farfetched though this may be - he could potentially get us kicked out of NATO. Heck, he may even be planning to make that a goal. It would savehim the troble of pulling us out.

BaronChocula

(1,679 posts)
12. Not only that
Mon Feb 19, 2024, 11:39 PM
Feb 2024

She didn't let Jen interrupt her answers until she had said everything she wanted to say.

She also mentioned other available measures to bring bills to the floor against the speaker's will beyond the discharge petition. But she said she would not name them. She's still working it.

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