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Tom Camfield
Posted 3/2/22

AND JIMMY KIMMEL FIRED BACK: “It takes a special kind of son of a b**** to see innocent people fleeing their homes and think ’How can I make this about me? But nobody does that better …

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AND JIMMY KIMMEL FIRED BACK: “It takes a special kind of son of a b**** to see innocent people fleeing their homes and think ’How can I make this about me? But nobody does that better than Donald Trump.” Donald also repeated his usual conspiracy theories, headed by the one whereby he lost his bid for re-election by 7,000,000 votes because it was “rigged.”

Blaming something real on something fake is “like blaming chicken fox on the tooth fairy; it doesn’t make sense,” Kimmel said.

Kimmel on his late-night program Wednesday also railed against Fox News’ Tucker Carlson for his laudatory comments about dictator Vladimir Putin in the lead-up to the military offensive.

Kimmel turned to a recent clip of Carlson defending Putin on his talk show: “What is this really about? Why do I hate Putin so much? Has Putin ever called me a racist? Has he threatened to get me fired for disagreeing with him? Has he shipped every middle-class job in my town to Russia? Did he manufacture a worldwide pandemic that wrecked my business and kept me indoors for two years? Is he teaching my children to embrace racial discrimination? Is he making fentanyl? Is he trying to snuff out Christianity? Does he eat dogs? These are fair questions, and the answer to all of them is no,” said Carlson.

Kimmel, naturally, was appalled by the remarkably ignorant and selfish display. “I see,” he said. “So, in order for you to despise a man who murders his rivals — who murders and poisons people — and who’s actively trying to destabilize our country, he has to do something to you personally. He has to eat your dog. Eh, well, he’s not doing anything to me. That makes sense. Thanks for asking all those very dumb questions and then answering them for us.”

Meanwhile, none of this takes my mind off Jan. 6, 2021, the attack on our national government — and Trump’s role in same, which currently still is under investigation. Or Trump’s praise for Putin following his trip to Moscow as president (of which meeting notes are not available to the public) . . . his threats to NATO and his disdain for the United Nations . . . I guess it’s reasonable to call him a “son of a b****,” one who was booted out as President by the voters.

Or see this article of July 2021, regarding a new book, “
“I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump’s Catastrophic Final Year,” a behind-the-scenes account of Trump’s last year in the White House, authored by Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters Phil Rucker and Carol Leonnig.

In an excerpt published in the Washington Post,Trump is said to have lost the confidence of Defense Secretary Mark Esper. According to the book,Esper confided in colleagues that he was rooting for Joe Biden to win the election because he believed he [Biden] cared about national security.

“Esper couldn’t say the same about Trump. In fact, Trump had privately indicated that he would seek to withdraw from NATO and to blow up the US alliance with South Korea, should he win reelection. When those alliances had come up in meetings with Esper and other top aides, some advisers warned Trump that shredding them before the election would be politically dangerous.” But Trump, of course, is not famous for listening to the opinions of others. He also lost the election.

Meanwhile, we have the governor of Arizona. Read about him in a Rolling Stone article by William Vaillancourt: “Arizona Governor Says He’d Rather Have a White Nationalist in State Legislature than a Democrat . . . Doug Ducey spent $500,000 to help elect Wendy Rogers — a lawmaker who’s making common cause with overt racists. He’s apparently just fine with that decision “ Just plug the first part of that headline into your search box to read more convoluted reasoning.”