Our polymathic President

No wonder he’s our leader: he knows EVERYTHING!

Either he’s the smartest man who ever lived, or he’s a bull-goose loony. What do you think?

h/t: Norm

59 Comments

  1. Heather Hastie
    Posted April 25, 2020 at 7:17 pm | Permalink

    It’s time for these two tweets. (I think I originally got the first one from Ann German.)

  2. uommibatto
    Posted April 25, 2020 at 7:19 pm | Permalink

    Isn’t this a bit like the C. S. Lewis assertion that either Jesus was the son of God, or a major loon?

    I think it must be that Trump is the smartest guy ever because a) he says so and b) he’s President, and we’re not.

    Larry Smith

    • Posted April 26, 2020 at 12:06 pm | Permalink

      Actually, CS Lewis said liar, lunatic or Lord. i.e. Jerry misses out the possibility that Trump is a fraud. Of course it’s really a false trichotomy – Trump might be some combination of liar and lunatic.

      • Joe Hahn
        Posted April 26, 2020 at 1:13 pm | Permalink

        Read the book “BULLSHIT” and you will see Trump is not a liar but a bullshitter. That is, he doesn’t know the difference between a lie and the truth. He is a bullshitter/

  3. Randall Schenck
    Posted April 25, 2020 at 7:23 pm | Permalink

    I think he may go down as the biggest con man this country has ever had and he has managed to make it work for what, 74 years now. How big a crook he is also is not know at all and will likely take years to unravel. Most remarkable of all is how easy the people of this country have been taken by him. He took over an entire political party and he owns it. The Republican party is essentially erased and now could be called the Trump Nationalist party. All for one and only for one.

    • Historian
      Posted April 25, 2020 at 7:42 pm | Permalink

      “I know more about being a con man than anyone.” – D.J. Trump

      • Randall Schenck
        Posted April 25, 2020 at 9:21 pm | Permalink

        Might be a true statement. One of the very few he actually has made. There should be something that D. Trump has taught us over the past 3 or 4 years and that is just how fragile our government really is. We spent years attempting to explain the rise of Hitler and what happened to the German people but it remains hard for most to understand. I don’t believe the American people have really learned much from this disaster we call Trump and are not likely to fix many of the weaknesses in our system of government. The money problem will never be fixed, we don’t even talk about it. The broken and useless congress will not be fixed and we won’t even remove all the powers that congress has given to the executive. The Judicial is mostly a waste of time that everyone spends a lot of time worrying about but no fixes. I do not see a good future for this country as it moves into second and third rate status.

    • forsoothredux
      Posted April 26, 2020 at 7:02 am | Permalink

      Every epoch elevates an emperor.
      He is King Hubris in the age of hubris.

      Hello from the newbie 🙈
      Kingsley

      • Mark R.
        Posted April 27, 2020 at 11:31 pm | Permalink

        “hubris”…must be one of the greatest words ever created to pin=point the cruel intellect of would be Kings…or other Lords above others. Humans need to remember the word and act accordingly. Trump is hubris incarnate. Something I wished our ancestors learned…seems we follow assholes. The American voters need more schooling, but that’s not happening.

  4. Robert Van Orden
    Posted April 25, 2020 at 7:30 pm | Permalink

    If Trump says he know everything about something, he knows nothing.

    If Trump says he knows nothing about something, he knows something and it’s bad.

    ‘I know everything about…’

    ‘Lev Parnas? I don’t know him.’

    • merilee
      Posted April 25, 2020 at 7:31 pm | Permalink

      +1

    • Posted April 26, 2020 at 4:42 am | Permalink

      And lo, Dunning met Kruger, and they begat Donald Trump.

    • Nicolaas Stempels
      Posted April 26, 2020 at 4:55 am | Permalink

      Excellent observation!

      • Nicolaas Stempels
        Posted April 26, 2020 at 6:57 am | Permalink

        The more I think about it, the more I like it. I will promote it from ‘excellent’ to ‘absolutely blerry BRILLIANT!’

  5. merilee
    Posted April 25, 2020 at 7:30 pm | Permalink

    Most def bull-goose loony. Nurse Ratchet would’ve locked him up.

  6. Chewy
    Posted April 25, 2020 at 7:32 pm | Permalink

    Until about 3 months ago, I had never heard this turd speak. And having seen him heard him speak, I am utterly incapable of understanding how anyone ever wanted anytihing to do with him, including his whoreish wives, much less the satanic reep party

    • rickflick
      Posted April 25, 2020 at 8:33 pm | Permalink

      As for the wives…$$$$$!

      • merilee
        Posted April 25, 2020 at 11:42 pm | Permalink

        There’s nothing you could pay me to go anywhere near the man/moron.

  7. merilee
    Posted April 25, 2020 at 7:34 pm | Permalink

    Totally off-topic but the Metropolitan Opera is doing a wonderful free gala with singers singing from their homes all over the world.
    It’s 4 hours long and available until 6:30 Pm tomorrow, Sunday. I’ve watched an hour of it so far.
    Metopera.org
    Wonderful change from the news!!

    • Posted April 25, 2020 at 8:11 pm | Permalink

      And for country folks, Circle TV does live shows Saturday night from the Grand Old Opry, with top folks singing in an empty auditorium. Eerily beautiful.

  8. GBJames
    Posted April 25, 2020 at 7:43 pm | Permalink

    Perfect Biden commercial.

  9. denise
    Posted April 25, 2020 at 7:45 pm | Permalink

    Biden should run this as-is.

  10. Posted April 25, 2020 at 7:54 pm | Permalink

    One glaring omission, the Bible. Mr. Two Corinthians obviously knows more than anyone about his favorite book.

    • Posted April 27, 2020 at 8:31 am | Permalink

      For what it’s worth, the way you read things like “II Corinthians” seems to vary by culture. I’m in the UK; I spent decades as a pretty serious Christian, and I would always have said “Two Corinthians” (or something more explicit like “the second letter to the Corinthians”) rather than “Second Corinthians”. Maybe “Second Corinthians” is really so universal in the US that only a fraud could say “Two Corinthians” there, but I suspect that’s not so.

      (Let me not be misunderstood; in this, as in everything else, Mr Trump is a fraud, and of course the Bible is not his favourite book. I’m just not sure that saying “Two Corinthians” is such conclusive evidence on its own.)

      • Posted April 27, 2020 at 10:32 am | Permalink

        g – correct. In the US, second Corinthians is the standard, and two Corinthians demonstrates a very uniformed perspective – which as you say is Trump’s mode of action.

  11. Bruce Cochrane
    Posted April 25, 2020 at 8:06 pm | Permalink

    Calling him a “bull goose looney” is an insult to male geese everywhere. Even Canada geese, for which I have no love whatsoever.

  12. Posted April 25, 2020 at 8:26 pm | Permalink

    *Groan* What did he do now? I can’t listen. There are kids present.

    • Posted April 26, 2020 at 12:11 pm | Permalink

      It’s a compilation of clips of him asserting “nobody knows more about X than me” where X is pretty much any subject you can think of.

  13. max blancke
    Posted April 25, 2020 at 8:35 pm | Permalink

    I don’t think we need to debate whether he is a very poor public speaker.
    I used to hope that he was using a television persona, and that eventually he would just revert to sounding like a normal person in conversation, even if not presidentially eloquent.
    Now, I have decided to just ignore his extemporaneous remarks, and focus on the actual written policy.
    My wife was horrified at his disinfectant remarks, because she expects to start hearing questions about that from her patients.

    • Posted April 25, 2020 at 8:39 pm | Permalink

      Not just questions from patients – calls to public health poison control centers have spiked with reports of bleach being used as a nasal spray and as a part of mouthwash concoctions.

    • Posted April 26, 2020 at 12:13 pm | Permalink

      Even worse, your wife might have to start treating people who have ingested or injected disinfectant. I’m led to believe the results aren’t pretty.

  14. mikeb
    Posted April 25, 2020 at 8:41 pm | Permalink

    When I was on rescue, we learned about traumatic injury, how at first patients may think they’re fine and maybe even look fine upon initial assessment, all the effect of a burst of adrenaline during the trauma.

    But we learned to develop a heightened “index of suspicion.” You don’t take your eye off that patient. Sure enough, your nonchalant trauma patient would suddenly keel over.

    What I’m saying is: America is dead.

    It’s going to be quite a shock when it finally keels over.

  15. yazikus
    Posted April 25, 2020 at 8:53 pm | Permalink

    The mayonnaise commercial at the beginning seemed apropos. They used it to make a ‘cream sauce’.

  16. Posted April 25, 2020 at 9:46 pm | Permalink

    The video left out one thing – ‘I have the best words!’

  17. Randall Schenck
    Posted April 25, 2020 at 9:49 pm | Permalink

    Concerning this pandemic we better have learned one thing from the con man and that is, America, you are on your own. There is no national policy, no leadership and the white house is full of empty goons. So all 50 of you states out there are on your own course and flying mostly blind. You can see that some areas of the country have established a region of states that are working together. New York together with some of the east coast states are coordinating. There are also a few out west. I don’t see anything happening anywhere else so good luck to all of them. This thing has got to get much worse. With around 26 million people on unemployment and loosing their health care, they will join about 30 million who were already without healthcare so what will the total be. The republicans greatest wish coming true.

    • docbill1351
      Posted April 25, 2020 at 10:40 pm | Permalink

      True words. You are on your own. If you can manage, great. If you can’t you will suffer. But rest assured, the plutocrats are raiding the US Treasury as we speak. They are plundering hundreds of billions of dollars of wealth directly out of the government. It’s a robbery. They will disappear with their billions untouched, Chase, Wells Fargo and the vultures on Wall Street, the Hamptons crowd and other grifters.

  18. Simon Hayward
    Posted April 25, 2020 at 10:25 pm | Permalink

    Well he’s not the smartest man who ever lived, so I’ll go with option number two.

    I just hope that’s not overstating his abilities.

  19. Roger
    Posted April 25, 2020 at 10:28 pm | Permalink

    I’m not actually certain if I’ve ever understood anything he’s ever said. Therefore I’ll go with genius.

  20. Hempenstein
    Posted April 26, 2020 at 12:41 am | Permalink

    I think it was probably at least 35yrs ago that the question was bandied about, “If Hitler walked into the room, would you stand up?”

    If Boss Tweet did that, would you?

    • EdwardM
      Posted April 26, 2020 at 8:49 am | Permalink

      Would I stand up? Of course I would. I figure it’s real hard to strangle someone to death when you’re sitting.

  21. Posted April 26, 2020 at 1:12 am | Permalink

    There are idiots all over the world – the puzzle is why anyone thinks voting such folks into office is a good idea. Nobody knows?

    rz

    • SRM
      Posted April 26, 2020 at 4:38 am | Permalink

      If you read some right wing chat boards you begin to get the vaguest idea. By and large, they view actual experts with disdain (what with their book-learning and all that) and believe that every stupid utterance is actually so clever most people can’t understand – they call Trump a master at playing 4D chess. When Sarah Palin was a thing, they said the same thing about her and her ignorance. Oh, and every expert is also a member of a deep state plot against conservatives.

  22. Posted April 26, 2020 at 3:39 am | Permalink

    These are the claims of the Christian God, so, you know…

  23. Alan Clark
    Posted April 26, 2020 at 4:05 am | Permalink

    I can believe that he knows more about how to cheat at golf than anyone!

  24. JezGrove
    Posted April 26, 2020 at 4:25 am | Permalink

    He’s clearly a stable genius. But at least it sounds like he won’t be offering his pearls of wisdom in the coronavirus press briefings for a while. (Though I think he’ll be back, the temptation to spout insanities and boast about his TV ratings will be too much for him).

    • merilee
      Posted April 26, 2020 at 11:04 am | Permalink

      Back in his stable, spouting his horseshit…

  25. SRM
    Posted April 26, 2020 at 4:26 am | Permalink

    Not shown in video is him standing at CDC telling how all the scientists were so amazed at how much he already knew and could quickly comprehend. How the scientists’ eyes must rolled when they heard him say that. Even now, months into the pandemic, you can tell by his words that he has no idea what a virus is and how it interacts with a multicellular creature.

  26. Billywindsock
    Posted April 26, 2020 at 6:01 am | Permalink

    It would be interesting to see the most stupid things that Obama, Dubya and Clinton said and compare them to this. I think you may stuggle to find something ‘stupid’ from Obama.

    • SRM
      Posted April 26, 2020 at 7:16 am | Permalink

      Oh those halcyon days when wearing a tan suit was considered a major scandal.

  27. Posted April 26, 2020 at 6:27 am | Permalink

    I read this recently in a Phillip Roth novel that seems appropriate: “The pompous son of a bitch knows everything—-too bad he doesn’t know anything.”

    • merilee
      Posted April 26, 2020 at 6:45 pm | Permalink

      ❗️❗️

  28. Posted April 26, 2020 at 6:27 am | Permalink

    I read this recently in a Phillip Roth novel that seems appropriate: “The pompous son of a bitch knows everything—-too bad he doesn’t know anything.”

    • infiniteimprobabilit
      Posted April 26, 2020 at 10:01 pm | Permalink

      Reminds me of a David Niven anecdote about an irascible film director of East European extraction whose English was slightly erratic –
      “You bastards think I know fuck nothing. But I tell you – I know fuck ALL!”

      cr

  29. Bob
    Posted April 26, 2020 at 7:03 am | Permalink

    I have frequently said that if Donald Trump’s father had not bailed him out, several times, Trump would today be running a Three Card Monte game in the New York subway and losing money at it.

    • EdwardM
      Posted April 26, 2020 at 8:55 am | Permalink

      No, those guys are clever. Seriously, street hustlers are smart.

      He’d be living alone on social security in a trailer outside Hoboken, on parole and being treated for diabetes and dementia.

      • loren russell
        Posted April 26, 2020 at 12:12 pm | Permalink

        ..so instead he’s in the White House with untreated diabetes and dementia?

  30. Posted April 26, 2020 at 3:19 pm | Permalink

    Nobody knows how important I am than I do!

  31. Posted April 26, 2020 at 4:04 pm | Permalink

    Nobody knows how important I am better than I do!


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