Watergate is the story our country tells itself in order to live. Iran-Contra is the story that, staring us in the face, we refuse to tell.
— Zach Dorfman (@zachsdorfman) April 1, 2019
If you weren’t paying attention during Reagan’s second term, take my word: The old man was visibly falling to pieces, week by week. But unlike the current Oval Office Occupant, Ronnie at least had a wife who cared enough to fight for him, and a moderately competent bunch of advisors alert to the possibility that they themselves might be held accountable some day.
Today’s Repubs haven’t got even that rudimentary sense of self preservation — they’re just grabbing everything they can steal before the whole rotten Potemkin village falls apart.
"Someone's going to leak this whole damn speech to the media," Trump tells NRCC in a speech that is being broadcast live by C-SPAN.
— John Fritze (@jfritze) April 3, 2019
Trump says he called Chinese President Xi Jinping "king." Xi responded that he's president, not king, per Trump. "I say, 'No, you're president for life, so therefore, you're king.'" He says Xi eventually said that he liked that.
— Felicia Sonmez (@feliciasonmez) April 2, 2019
At same NRCC dinner, Trump says of wind farms: “They say the noise causes cancer.”
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) April 3, 2019
It’s just totally weird that the president casually suggest that the noise from wind farms could cause cancer and NO ONE WILL BE TALKING ABOUT THIS IN 24 HOURS!
— Sam Stein (@samstein) April 3, 2019
We joke about Trump's cognitive state the way a smoker jokes about cancer.
— Schooley (@Rschooley) April 3, 2019
Wow — Trump repeatedly mangles the word "origins," on three separate occasions saying "oranges" instead. 😳 pic.twitter.com/EZggYhIAO7
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 2, 2019
I finally watched this – that is not a joke is it – I mean, that very literally looks like he's having a stroke.
— Jonathan Tisdall (@mandoran) April 2, 2019
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) April 2, 2019