This morning on Fox & Friends, where brain cells go to die, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows claimed only Donald Trump goes after and takes out terrorists. Though his memory seemed, shall we say, selective.
AINSLEY EARHARDT: “So you heard John Kerry knocking his foreign policy, Bill Clinton say coronavirus has just been chaotic. What’s the White House’s response?”
MARK MEADOWS: “Well, when you look at John Kerry talking about foreign policy and how he made Iran supposedly a safe nation, not a single American believes that. This is the only president who actually went after a terrorist and took him out. How do we know that? We saw it in real time, where this president took on a threat. And Iran is the state sponsor, the preeminent state sponsor of terror, and yet John Kerry is supposedly going to applaud the efforts of the Obama administration? It’s been this president who’s acted not just domestically but on foreign policy.”
Well, I can see why Meadows is so defensive. Kerry is still picking bits of Trump gristle out of his teeth this morning. In the following clip he calls Trump’s foreign policy a “blooper reel,” says Trump “inherited a growing economy and a peaceful world, and like everything else he inherited, he bankrupted it,” correctly notes that we’re now laughed at around the globe, and points out that Trump won’t even confront Russia over the bounties Putin has put on our soldiers’ heads.
Meanwhile, as anyone with two brain synapses to rub together could have predicted, Iran is expanding its nuclear program — because Trump capriciously abandoned a complex, multilateral agreement that was working.
Of course, defending Donald Trump’s record is a little like being a Soviet official dispatched to Pripyat, Ukraine, in May 1986 to convince the locals that their suddenly hairless pets haven’t turned into lava lamps.
In other words, there’s not a hell of a lot you can spew other than nonsense.
“This guy is a natural. Sometimes I laugh so hard I cry.” — Bette Midler on author Aldous J. Pennyfarthing, via Twitter. What made Bette break up? This: Dear Fcking Lunatic: 101 Obscenely Rude Letters to Donald Trump and its sequels Dear Prsident A**clown and Dear F*cking Moron. And you can now preorder Goodbye, Asshat, AJP’s not-so-fond farewell to fascism!