Class Warfare Blog

May 19, 2020

Mr. Trump’s Administration (sic)

I have said quite a few times that President Trump is neither smart enough nor aware enough to receive credit or blame for many of the actions taken by “his administration.” He is responsible for his own actions and his own appointments, however, which are highlighted in these excerpts from Watchdog Was Investigating Pompeo for Arms Deal and Staff Misuse Before Firing  by Julian Borger in The Guardian (U.K.) today.

“The government watchdog who was fired last week had been investigating the secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, for sidestepping Congress to approve arms sales to the Gulf and using staffers for personal errands, according to congressional sources.

“Donald Trump declared his intention to fire the state department inspector general, Steve Linick, in a letter sent to the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, late on Friday night. The White House said the decision was taken at Pompeo’s advice.”

“In his letter on Friday, announcing Linick’s dismissal, Trump said he no longer had full confidence in him. On Monday, he said he had never heard of Linick before being asked to fire him.

“’I don’t know him. Never heard of him,’ Trump said. ‘But they asked me to terminate him. I have the absolute right as president to terminate. I said who appointed him, and they say: President Obama. I said: look I’ll terminate him.’”

Mr. Trump has the ultimate defense against impeachment . . . “too stupid to know what he was doing.”

3 Comments »

  1. Jay Sekulow argued before SCOTUS last week that they should not grant access to Trump’s tax info because it takes just so damn long to explain anything to him that it would interfere with his presidenting.

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    Comment by john zande — May 19, 2020 @ 10:40 am | Reply

    • If they “win” that case then we will know they don’t mind people knowing the system is rigged. The President’s “representatives” were incredibly inept/incompetent.

      On Tue, May 19, 2020 at 10:40 AM Class Warfare Blog wrote:

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — May 19, 2020 @ 12:14 pm | Reply

      • They’re also betting on a future Dem president never having the sheer gall to act like them and Trump, thus ever using this precedent (should they win)

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        Comment by john zande — May 19, 2020 @ 2:58 pm | Reply


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