Trump Unloads In Angry Tweetstorm: Slams "Dumb As A Rock" Mika, "Garbage" CNN

One day after the NY Post issued its shortest ever editorial on the topic of "Trump's tweets", writing just three words: “Stop. Just Stop"...

... and which came on the heels of Trump’s latest Twitter controversy, where the president targeted MSNBC’s Morning Joe hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough for their coverage of the president and his administration, saying Scarborough was a “psycho” and Brzezinski “crazy” before going on to claim that Mika was “bleeding badly from a face lift” when she was at his Florida resort around New Year’s 2016, it appears that Trump has again ignored the advice, and in a burst of angry tweets, the president has doubled down by not only targeting Morning Joe's Mika, whom he called "dumb as a rock", but also commenting on the unexpected departure of Greta van Susteren from MSNBC, and perhaps less surprisingly, the ongoing CNN "fake news" fall out, which in his latest twitter rant he called "garbage."

It all started off politely enough, withTrump wishing "Happy Canada Day to all of the great people of Canada and to your Prime Minister and my new found friend @JustinTrudeau. #Canada150"

However, things quickly went downhill from there, with Trump first speculating on the reason for Van Susteren's depature, saying "Word is that @Greta Van Susteren was let go by her out of control bosses at @NBC & @Comcast because she refused to go along w/ 'Trump hate!'"

He next lashed out at CNN, again, saying "I am extremely pleased to see that @CNN has finally been exposed as #FakeNews and garbage journalism. It's about time!"

Before finally taking aim, for the second time in three days, at the Morning Joe hosts: "Crazy Joe Scarborough and dumb as a rock Mika are not bad people, but their low rated show is dominated by their NBC bosses. Too bad!"

Trump's Saturday tweetstorm may or may not be over, but it is sure to provoke more protests about unpresidential and/or improper language - by both democrats and republicans - from Trump, which in turn demonstrates that the president intends to continue defying the "proper" protocols of appropriate behavior. What his strategy is by doing so, if of course there is one, remains unclear.


Mango327 bamawatson Sat, 07/01/2017 - 10:33 Permalink

Oh the children?! Who will protect their precious ears from the mean-spirited tweets?! Woe is me. The whole edifice of the known universe hinged upon our fake politicians at least using language that sounded 'presidential', now what do we have? A great fucking time indeed, that's what we have. Cheers, brethren. Cheers.ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED? - #ProjectVeritas #CNN #NothingBurger

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Okienomics Mango327 Sat, 07/01/2017 - 10:59 Permalink

Yes, the children.  My home-schooled, soon-to-be-Eagle-Scout is exposed to the same garbage from our President that we've managed to avoid at public schools.  There should be people who set a higher standard, and the President of the United States is among them.  How many conservatives disdain Bill Clinton because of the example he set in the White House?  How blessed we would be to have leaders in all walks of life who exemplify the Scout Law: Trustyworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerfuly, Thrifty, Brave, Clean and Reverent.  I am not entertained.

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The_Juggernaut Okienomics Sat, 07/01/2017 - 11:20 Permalink

You know what they'd be talking about if he didn't give them bullshit tweets to obsess over? His dismantling of the EPA, his deliberate understaffing of several useless agencies, his rescinding of so many of Obama's executive orders... If you ask me, he's playing the media and establishment fuckwads and they're doing exactly what he wants.

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bamawatson Keyser Sat, 07/01/2017 - 17:53 Permalink

her name was lori klausutis,  Morning Joe is responsible for her death ! he sold his soul to the devil; deep state buried the murder/manslaughter; then "they" owned him; trump knows it; he is picking at the scab wake up; help him rip it open, stop whining about his tweets you FOOLS The back of her head was crushed. Supposedly,  she got dizzy, fell & hit her head on the desk. For her to hit the back of her head on the desk, she would have had to climb onto the desk, stand on its edge facing the center, spring up, tuck in & rotate forward like the olympic high divers. Even if she did that, from the extent of the damage, she would have had to fall from someplace higher than the office ceiling. Then, too, no area on the desk had the shape that matched the wound, nor did any part of the desk have damage or blood, etc. on it. ++++* A medical conclusion that contains several inconsistencies. First, that Mrs. Klausutis, who was a marathon runner, sufferred a cardiac arrhythmia. Second, that although she had suffered a fractured skull and a “contracoup” bruise on the opposite side of the brain, the injury could not possibly have been caused by a physical assault.According to a report from American Politics Journal (APJ), Dr. Michael Berkland, medical examiner, determined that Klausutis had an undiagnosed cardiac arrhythmia that caused her to faint and hit her head on a desk in Scarborough's office.In 1999, Berkland's supervisor, Dr. Gary Cumberland, the Acting District Medical Examiner, who, by the way, had donated heavily--and perhaps beyond federal limits--to Joe Scarborough's election campaigns, said that he "still has full confidence in Berkland and no plans to replace him," according to Beach Browser, a local paper. It seems that Berkland was reinstated with the issuance of a "letter of guidance" by the Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine.“Berkland claims he ‘sectioned’ Klausutis’ brain during her autopsy to determine that her head was injured by a fall, not by a blow from a weapon. That’s the same sort of claim that got Berkland run out of Kansas City in 1996, after he’d falsely reported that he’d sectioned brains later found whole by his boss.+++++ try this article about "MOANING joe"… they should change name of show to Morning OJ

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Fish Gone Bad The_Juggernaut Sat, 07/01/2017 - 12:15 Permalink

Thanks bamawatson.So the dead intern Lori Klausuti is coming back to haunt ex-U.S. Representative Joe Scarborough from summer 2001.

On May 29, 2003, Scarborough appeared on Don Imus's radio show. While complimenting Scarborough on his sense of humor, Imus said, "Don't be afraid to be funny, because you are funny. I asked you why you aren't in Congress. You said that you had sex with the intern, and then you had to kill her." Scarborough laughed and replied, "Yeah, well, what are you gonna do?"(…)

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bamawatson MANvsMACHINE Sat, 07/01/2017 - 18:16 Permalink…, i speculate. possibly one need only look at seth rich's family; who is actually trying to undermine the investigationagain i speculate; folks don't get these positions without being connected; and sometimes already compromisedor, this, her husband was, in fact,  "military";; probably either Eglin AFB or Hurlburt Fiedl; so, who knows the story of her family, maiden name, wherabouts, socio-economic status ....... anything prior to becoming mrs klausutis((back when the murder occurred it was just another day in the life for us; no surprise from ole Snortin Joe ))

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Keyser Derezzed Sat, 07/01/2017 - 12:07 Permalink

Now, now, there is the little thing of the 1st amendment... First they have to be charged with a crime, like sedition, on which the MSM tip toes like riding Occam's Razor... One would think the incitement to riot and openly advocating the assassination of the POTUS would be enough evidence, but hey, what do I know... 

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swmnguy Okienomics Sat, 07/01/2017 - 11:30 Permalink

As a fellow parent, I hear ya'.  I chose a different path for raising children, myself.  I sent them to Public School, but sent them there already able to read, write and do simple sums.  I had already taught them how to tell when they were being lied to on television.  When we would (very rarely) buy fast food, I'd ask them to talk about whether the smashed-up McDonalds burger looked anything like what was advertised.  Or if the people in our inner-city McDonalds looked at all like the people in the ads.  When my son was about 4, I overheard a playmate of his going on about The Hot New Toy that was being advertised, and nearly had a tear in my eye when my son said, "It's not that great.  They just make it look great on TV so they can get you to whine at your parents until they buy it for you."I decided not to shield my children from "the garbage."  Instead I tried to teach them to recognize it for what it was, and that their personal standards for themselves should be higher than that.  When the public schools gave awards for not acting up in class and my daughter got one in about third grade, she told the teacher it didn't mean anything to her but it would mean something the LaTrelle (or whomever) who had used to be a real little monster but had been acting a whole lot better since he had moved to his grandmother's house.  I felt an awful lot of pride when my daughter's teacher told me about that, as my daughter hadn't thought it notable enough to tell me about.I also taught them to call all adults "Mr." or "Ms.", "Sir" and "Ma'am"; to say "please," "thank you" and "I beg your pardon;" to wear clean clothes without holes in them, to show up 5 minutes early prepared to work, and to not swear where anyone but your buddies can hear you.  Just those things gave them a perceived higher class than just about anyone else.  It didn't hurt that they were usually the only white kids in their class, or that they were among the few kids who had a mother and father who lived together with them.The main thing my kids have learned in the Public Schools is how to deal with an irrational bureaucracy.  How to observe the rules and follow them, but also how to circumvent them when needed to actually get things done.  How to render unto Caeasar without becoming Caesar's lackey.  How to pick their battles.  How to recognize the people who can help them and build up credibility with them, and how to recognize the people and offices that are only going to be trouble and give them just enough to stay away from them.  They've also learned how to be in the extreme minority, and how not to make social assumptions that everyone else is like them.They've managed to get a pretty darned good conventional education out of the deal as well, but they're light-years ahead of their peers in dealing with adults and situations.  

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swmnguy U4 eee aaa Sat, 07/01/2017 - 12:06 Permalink

I didn't teach them that.  It happened, though.  We often had more kids at dinner than we had ourselves.Speaking of dinner, that's another thing.  We have dinner together, no TV or devices, every night.  That'll end soon as the kids are 19 and 17 and The Boy will be moving out on his own Sept. 1.Everybody has to tell a story or bring up a topic for discussion.  And everybody else has to listen to what the others have to say.  We started that before they could even talk.  My wife and I would talk, and the baby would babble and we'd listen and encourage him to go on "talking."  They learned they had the right to expect to be heard, and they had to reciprocate and hear others and not interrupt.  That sort of thing instilled early pays off lifelong, I always believed, and I'm seeing it work out in my kids' lives.None of this is anything you couldn't learn from "Dear Abby."  I learned it from my parents and grandparents.  It does require a little effort and a little humility to do these things.  But the point is to raise competent, autonomous adults, not obedient order-takers or cannon fodder. 

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pippi68 swmnguy Sat, 07/01/2017 - 12:08 Permalink

My thoughts exactly. I put my kids in the private school close to home so they could get themselves there and back to foster independence and their own time management skills, but plan to send them to public high school for exactly these reasons you detail. So much of getting along in the world is real politics. Learning to think for oneself in the midst of peer pressure group think is a powerful thing for future success.

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swmnguy U4 eee aaa Sat, 07/01/2017 - 12:10 Permalink

...And another thing.  Of course the Eagle Scout behaves differently when the 'rents aren't around.  That's part of what you try to teach them, indeed.  As long as they know porn isn't the way people really behave, and they know some words and behavior aren't suitable for public display, that's part of learning how to be an adult too.  As for social media, tell 'em anything they post is as public as if they put it on a poster in the hallway at school.  They won't believe you at first, but the first time they see a peer get into trouble with social media, they'll get it right away.And keep the family computer in the living room, and no devices in their bedrooms until they've shown they've learned the above.

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U4 eee aaa swmnguy Sat, 07/01/2017 - 12:21 Permalink

It used to be that scouts acted like stellar human beings not because their parents were around but because they were taught the eye of God was ever there

That not looking and participating in that kind of thing was not to keep your parents happy but because you understood that it was rottenness to the bones and soul destroying

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swmnguy U4 eee aaa Sat, 07/01/2017 - 12:53 Permalink

I don't disagree but I do think you might be romanticizing the past a little bit.  I absolutely agree with you on the desired result of raising adults with a sense of propriety, and dare I use the term, virtue.  I think there are different ways people reach that status.  I was raised in a non-Theistic tradition and I certainly got that lesson, and have tried to pass it along to my kids also in a non-Theistic environment.  I don't want my kids to behave properly because they're afraid of being caught out by Authority.  I don't try to behave properly out of a fear of consequences, either.  I'm a lot more afraid of my conscience than much of anything else, and I've tried to instill that in my own kids too.I don't mean to disparage religion, though it isn't a factor in my own life.  I think in social terms, religion serves a very useful and positive function, or at least the good parts do.  Having lived my whole life without religion, I try to "cut to the chase" and go directly to the social positives we're both discussing.If you raise kids to be self-reliant, empathetic, polite and useful, I don't care how you do it.  Hats off, however you get there.

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U4 eee aaa swmnguy Sat, 07/01/2017 - 19:16 Permalink

I lived in that past. Not a boomer but an Xer. So I've seen the culture disintegrate before my eyes. My mom taught me very much like you regarding civility only she was a single parent and godless. She instilled a strong sense of civility and work ethic. The godless part of the lifestyle almost sucked me in and killed me.

That is why I'm on the other side of the fence today.

The religion debate is one we may have another day :)

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swmnguy U4 eee aaa Sun, 07/02/2017 - 14:27 Permalink

I'd welcome "the religion debate."  I'm not opposed to it, I just wasn't taught to see things through that context.  What I was taught as values and aspirational goals leads to the same sets of standards and expectations, "ex religio."  I find it instructive that every religion I'm aware of encourages similar social behaviors that are generally considered positive by all, of any faith or none.I'm an Xer myself, so we've seen the same developments.  I don't view things with quite as much concern.  I don't like what I perceive to be the coarsening of our culture.  That's what's for sale at the front of the store, and it seems to be quite lucrative.  But what people really value hasn't changed, in my experience.  That's why the old-school lessons still work and always have.

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Rubicon727 Okienomics Sat, 07/01/2017 - 15:30 Permalink

 "....There should be people who set a higher standard, and the President of the United States is among them..."I see. Then it was quite alright for smooth-talking Obama & the filthy rich Bush man, to allow the criminal class of banksters with their "high standards" of social etiquette to steal billions of taxpayer's money.You're living under false and superficial beliefs while all of these "socially apppropriate" criminals are busily enriching themselves while destroying the US economy.Wow. Could you please start using your God-given ability to question your naive, 8 year old mentality?    

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Rubicon727 Okienomics Sat, 07/01/2017 - 16:14 Permalink

"Home-schooled?"Then we're thrilled you have been thoroughly trained and educated in the vast spectrum of "reading comprehension" especially at the middle grade levels.But years of research doesn't lie. The average American adult reads at a 6th grade level. Never bothered to learn higher thinking skills: pragmatic reading, the subtleties of cause/effect, insinuation, determing what is propoganda vs author's motives, vocabulary usage above an 8th grade readability text, and so on. Based on the years taught, we would have former home-schooled teenaged students entering the public system. They were, invariably, 2-3 years lagging behind in social skills along with reasoning, deductive, and written expression skills were just as poor. You need to step it up. Enter your little Boy Scout in a private school where, at least, he might be challenged.But once he gets out, woe is he having to face the hard facts and reality of American life. 

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Lordflin Bes Sat, 07/01/2017 - 10:25 Permalink

I was not a Trump supporter although I voted for him... consider the alternative (always the way it is, is it not... nor imho will we get out of this without bloodshed, how much remains to be seen)... but I am not as quick to turn on him as some folks here have been. Frankly he is all over the map, although his cabinet appointments have been for the most part hugely disappointing, even in that case there is some small glimmer of hope (I have always liked Bannon). But given the false reporting and the backlash from the entrenched establishment it is difficult to know where this man stands on anything. If it is true that he is finally responding to trade wars that have been going on for years that is encouraging. As to these latest immigrant bills passed in the House (led by no more notable figure than Ryan... give me a break)... everyone knows they will not make it out of the Senate, or if they do they will have been watered down to the point they will have exactly the opposite effect.

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dirty fingernails Bes Sat, 07/01/2017 - 10:59 Permalink

All the while his supporters scream enthusiastically and nobody pays a bit of attention to anything that matters. This is just fuel for the flames of both sides. It isn't like anyone is being swayed by this fight, both sides are far too entrenched.Then again, its all going down so we might as well have a colossal jackass who epitomizes America be the pigeon playing chess.

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swmnguy Bes Sat, 07/01/2017 - 11:39 Permalink

Trump's a rodeo clown.  A diversion.  Watch what's really going on, not what President Trump says.  His skill has always been in attracting media attention.  That makes him very useful in the whole Roger Stone scheme.  Trump seems to think being the figurehead is the whole of the job.  And for him, it is.  Meanwhile the extremist faction of the Elite Oligarchy is going hog-wild, to the dismay of the rest of the Elite Oligarchs.Why is Wilbur Ross in the Cabinet?  The only thing he's ever done is bankruptcy and liquidations.  The only reason to have him around is to do a B&L.  We all know the Empire is in decline and the Finance system will collapse as soon as the artificial life support stops.  So Ross is there, obviously, to direct the controlled demolition and divert all the assets into the hands of the cronies when the time comes to "Pull It."  Tillerson is there to render diplomacy useless and accrue lucrative energy deals as US foreign policy.  Price is there to gut social services.  DeVos is there to turn over public education funding to crony corporate interests, convert teaching to a low-paid customer service position, and the schools to nothing more than daycare for the destitute, to subsidize low-wage employers who don't pay nearly what it takes to live in America today.America is being dismantled and sold off at below-market prices to connected insiders.  President Trump is doing his job, distracting the masses and drawing the fire of the corporate media and rival oligarchs while the looting proceeds apace.He's pretty darned good at it, too.  The other oligarchs seem most appalled by his atrocious manners.  His warmongering and basic self-dealing criminality they all seem to support wholeheartedly.

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