Friday, June 05, 2020

Trump Thinks George Floyd Would Be Delighted With Latest Job Statistics

The crazy bastard actually said that. Driven to madness with the latest job stats showing that the US added 2.5 million jobs last month (unemployment still hovers at 13%), Trump called a press conference to crow about his great achievement.

Of course, this is Donald's doing.

Then the Mango Mussolini took a moment to reflect on George Floyd, the black man put to death by Minneapolis cops.

"Hopefully George is looking down right now and saying this is a great thing that's happening for our country," Trump said. "This is a great day for him. It's a great day for everybody."
I'm pretty sure George Floyd isn't up on the latest job stats. Last I heard George was laid out in a lovely coffin awaiting burial.  I'm really starting to wish that someone else was in that coffin, not George.


Lulymay said...

Ah, Jeebus, Mound. There is no doubt that there is something beavering away in his brain, or whatever he has left of something that seems to have malfunctioned from the get-go.

I thought he would hit the wall a long time, but migod, that wall must be mobile because it just keeps getting worse and worse.

WTF - do these Rethuglians not realize that they are nearer to Armageddon than their "own" personal lord and saviour???

The Disaffected Lib said...

It does keep getting worse and worse, Lulymay.

It's pretty clear that Trump is now deranged. That's incontestable. He doesn't perform well under pressure. The stories are endless about his rants and rampages that he inflicts on his staff. He's botched the pandemic, the economy is in the doldrums, the federal deficit is at record levels that make the 2007 spending look paltry, around the country and in cities across Europe, in Canada, Australia and New Zealand, masses are taking to the streets in protest which Trump, bereft of any humanity, has misread and botched even to the point of being rebuffed by the country's military leadership.

As I said in my previous post, Trump is now like a bear with a raw ass in horsefly season. This could get very scary.

Trailblazer said...

He lost me with 'George is looking down right now!!
Trump is becoming very scared and is pandering in overdrive to the evangelicals that are becoming his last hope of re election.

The evangelicals as I have often said are the root of America's problems.
That problem could possibly be traced back to the Mayflower.
in modern times it began with GW Bush and his Baptists.
During the GW Bush presidency he stacked the military and government with evngelicals.



The Disaffected Lib said...

Religious fundamentalism - whether Judaic, Christian, Hindu, Muslim, even Buddhist - is a scourge, a pan-denominational death cult, TB

Trailblazer said...

Too true Mound , but how do we counteract the movement?
I am as guilty as anyone in bitching at the wrongs of the world but how do we counter?
Where is the organised opposition?


The Disaffected Lib said...

How do we counteract the global cult, TB? I can't imagine that we would crack down on Christian fundamentalists even if they weren't protected by the Charter. Why would we expect Israel, India, the Middle East or Myanmar to counteract their religions fundamentalists? I don't think there is a general sense that this is an urgent problem. The only countries I have seen willing to take even tepid steps against the fundies are those where government power is directly threatened.

rumleyfips said...

Today, there are reports that 13% was a statistical error and the real US unemployment rate is 16%.

More proof that numbers have a left wing bias.

Lulymay said...

My father and his family left the religious turmoil in Northern Ireland in the late 1920's, Mound. Like Billy Barr, my paternal grandmother was an Evangelical Presbyterian and treated my mother as a piece of shite because she wasn't "of the faith".

Judgmental as the day is long, she was. My father firmly advised all 7 of us kids that organized religion was just another dreaded disease, and we proceeded to live our lives accordingly.

The Disaffected Lib said...

Lulymay, Bill Barr is a Roman Catholic. He belongs to an extremist faction of the Catholic church that's easily the measure of any Protestant fundamentalism.

The Disaffected Lib said...

Rumley, the employment numbers have little to do with job creating in any case. You lift restrictions on restaurants and bars and hundreds of thousands of furloughed bartenders, waiters and cooks are called back. That's not job creation in the usual sense although Trump won't acknowledge the distinction. Nor should he take credit for these jobs because it has been state governors, not the White House, that have lifted the closures. If this causes a recurrence of Covid infections you can be sure that Trump and his minions won't waste any time laying the responsibility at the feet of those governors. Such is life when your president is a pure grifter.