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Sat Dec 26, 2020, 11:22 AM

Remember that stupid thing Donald Trump did? Hard as it is to pick, here are the top 10


Remember that stupid thing Donald Trump did? Hard as it is to pick, here are the top 10
Donald Trump is a dull, nasty and childish man — but his legacy of amazing idiocy will be long remembered

By AMANDA MARCOTTE
DECEMBER 26, 2020 1:00PM


(Salon) We're tentatively starting to emerge from the four year-long national nightmare of Donald Trump's presidency, but the reckoning of what the nation endured will take years to really understand. Trump was terrible in so many ways that it's hard to catalog them all: His sociopathic lack of regard for others. His towering narcissism. His utter ease with lying. His cruelty and sadism. The glee he took in cheating and stomping on anything good and decent. His misogyny and racism. His love of encouraging violence, only equaled by his personal cowardice.

But of all the repulsive character traits in a man so wholly lacking in any redeemable qualities, perhaps the most perplexing to his opponents was Trump's incredible stupidity. On one hand, it was maddening that a man so painfully dumb, a man who clearly could barely read — even on those rare occasions when he deigned to wear glasses — still had the low cunning necessary to take over the Republican Party and then the White House.

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1) That time Trump suggested injecting household cleaners into people's lungs to cure them of the coronavirus. Even for connoisseurs of Trumpian idiocy, it was a shocker when, after hearing that bleach and Lysol can kill the coronavirus on surfaces, got behind the podium in the White House briefing room and declared, "I see the disinfectant, where it knocks it out in a minute, one minute. ... Is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside, or almost a cleaning, because, you see, it gets in the lungs, and it does a tremendous number on the lungs?"

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5) That time he asked members of the National Security Council if they could nuke hurricanes rather than letting them hit the U.S.

Hurricanes drew out Trump's fatuousness like a good cheese draws out the notes in fine wine.

6) That time Trump was told to talk about Frederick Douglass at a Black History Month event, clearly had no idea who that was, and while trying to bullshit his way through the talk, implied that Douglass was still alive.

"Douglass is an example of somebody who's done an amazing job and is being recognized more and more, I notice," Trump said, using the same strategy that a sixth-grader who hasn't read the book might employ to bluff through a book report. There was a piece of paper in front of Trump that likely had more information about the author and abolitionist who was born enslaved and died in 1895 as one of the most famous Americans, but Trump, as ever too vain to wear his glasses in public, probably couldn't read it. ..............(more)

https://www.salon.com/2020/12/26/remember-that-stupid-thing-donald-trump-did-hard-as-it-is-to-pick-here-are-the-top-10/




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marmar Dec 2020 OP
Ohiogal Dec 2020 #1
katmondoo Dec 2020 #2
JohnnyRingo Dec 2020 #3
central scrutinizer Dec 2020 #4
magicarpet Dec 2020 #5
kimbutgar Dec 2020 #6

Response to marmar (Original post)

Sat Dec 26, 2020, 11:26 AM

1. I just want to forget he ever existed.

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 26, 2020, 11:32 AM

2. I am with you Ohiogal, all the way, never ever to hear or see him again.

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Sat Dec 26, 2020, 11:49 AM

3. 10 Stupid things Trump did? That's all?

Obviously, it's Christmas and no one wants to work hard this week so Ms Marcotte took 15 minutes to write her column this week, then phoned it in. I don't blame her.

Still, it was fun to review, but with a little work someone could write a voluminous book on the subject.

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Sat Dec 26, 2020, 11:49 AM

4. #1 has to be actively misleading Covid-19 response

If he had used his bully pulpit to urge Americans to follow the recommendations of epidemiologists, many thousands would still be alive, the economy wouldn’t have tanked and he would probably have easily won a second term. Stupidly looked only at the Dow Jones average and thought that if it hit 30,000, re-election would be in the bag. Two months wasted as the virus spread like wildfire. Worse than wasted-his tweets like “liberate Michigan” actively made things worse.

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Sat Dec 26, 2020, 11:52 AM

5. trDump is merely a skid mark stain in the pages of human history.

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Sat Dec 26, 2020, 11:57 AM

6. I just hope after January 20th the media stops reporting on him

Except for his prosecutions.

I am sick of him, his family and followers. Just go away.

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