Here’s a fascinating exchange between Trump and a reporter, who asks about the British national security organization GCHQ’s sharp rebuke of Trump’s claim that they (GCHQ) had a role in spying on Trump at President Obama’s behest:
Wow. Trump to Merkel about alleged wiretapping by Obama: “At least we have something in common, perhaps.” She appears to be very confused. pic.twitter.com/la4p9ZJGvo
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) March 17, 2017
Jaffy highlights Trump’s reference to Merkel’s phone being tapped, but what I find most interesting is what occurred next: Trump shifted blame for the false claim about GCHQ to Fox News. As if U.S. presidents bear no responsibility for babbling unverified nonsense in public.
I think I mentioned to y’all a while back that our family, alarmed by our grandma’s transformation from a conservative but kindly old lady into a rage-filled Fox bot, secretly activated the parental controls on her TV and blocked Fox News. In a matter of days, she turned back into a kindly old wingnut and now dotes on Animal Planet.
On the basis of our successful experiment and in the spirit of bipartisanship, I offer the following information to Sean Spicer, who, while undoubtedly a vile sack of shit, is probably weary of being trotted out daily to defend the indefensible:
To set up and use Parental Controls:
1. Press the Menu button on your remote.
The Main Menu is displayed on your TV screen.
2. Highlight System and press OK/Select.
3. Using the arrow buttons on your remote, highlight Settings and press OK/Select
4. Select Parental/Purchase and press OK/Select.
5. Create or enter your 4-digit Parental Controls PIN. You’ll then need to retype your PIN to confirm your selection.
6. Select Parental Controls to turn them on.
7. Select Parental Preferences to block by content rating/channel/day/time or to control adult information.
You can’t fix stupid and hateful, but you can deprive it of fuel. You’re welcome, Spicer.