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5/26/2023

Don Jr. BRINGS IT

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:47 am



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36 Responses to “Don Jr. BRINGS IT”

  1. Well, that’s awkward.

    JVW (39d31f)

  2. oooof.

    Is it me, or is Don and Jr. is getting more and more unhinged?

    I think DeSantis formally entering the race has them very spooked. Wondering what their internal polls and/or donors are telling them?

    whembly (d116f3)

  3. Wondering what their internal polls and/or donors are telling them?

    I mention that in today’s Open Thread. DeSantis raised $8.2 million within 24 hours of his announcement. It took Trump six weeks to raise $9.5 million after he made his announcement. And the criticism that CNN received after their Trump Town Hall must be sending a signal that Team Trump can’t rely on the level of free media that they received back in 2015-15.

    JVW (2ceba5)

  4. How funny, and true! I am not a fan of drama queens so Trump has no charisma to me.

    DRJ (fd3827)

  5. a signal that Team Trump can’t rely on the level of free media that they received back in 2015-15.

    More likely that others will be getting the same amount of free media. CNN is doing other town halls; Nikki Haley June 4th in Iowa. More to come.

    The event will be the second in CNN’s series of Republican presidential town halls for the 2024 cycle. The first, moderated by Kaitlan Collins, featured former President Donald Trump in New Hampshire. The Iowa venue will be announced in the coming days.

    Kevin M (213cd6)

  6. I notice that DeSantis has said he might pardon Trump if elected. There is also the “or maybe not” alternative if Don doesn’t play nice.

    Kevin M (213cd6)

  7. It merits repeating. Over and over again.

    DJT had some decent policies. But…

    He. Could. Not. Keep. From. Acting. Like. A. Jackwagon.

    His choice. Over and over again.

    My late father always said: don’t write a check with your mouth you aren’t prepared to cash.

    I just want DJT retired. Maybe give him a game show.

    We have real problems to solve.

    Simon Jester (c8876d)

  8. Booger Sugar strikes again. Junior being Secy of the Interior might be the exit cost.

    urbanleftbehind (547b67)

  9. Don Jr. was raised by his dad and is his namesake. Let that sink in. That is a load of bullshit to carry. After all that, Don Jr seems to have decided to represent this wing of the Trump enterprise.
    Most recent US Presidents have left office with greatly multiplied net worth, and some like Clinton and Obama have had well funded foundations that if played right, meant they never personally have to pay for much of anything ever again in their life. Trump’s empire lost value, and I think Don Jr. has taken on the role of Customer Relations with the faithful. Interest will drop off fast (sort of like the Clinton Foundation) once Trump is no longer a viable candidate. Then I think former President Trump may well pivot to some game show where he doesn’t know any of the answers to the questions even after hearing the questions answered correctly moments before on his own show (attention span issues, not dumb). That might even be a side feature of the show for TMZ to follow up on. “Mr. President! Name the capital city of your new home state of Florida? Hint, it was the former home of President DeSantis.

    steveg (8c0aff)

  10. People who are recorded often enough are going to have a word slip here or there. Jr. saying Trump when he meant De Santis is in the same realm for me as Obama saying 58 states. Luckily there’s enough actual bad stuff that Don says that I won’t hear about this for years like I did with 58 states.

    Stuff like this just carries no weight for me.

    Nate (1f1d55)

  11. It’s not intended to be an argument, Nate. Just having some fun.

    Patterico (8cb84e)

  12. I just want DJT retired. Maybe give him a game show.

    Let’s Make a Deal with some new twists, like all zonks for some, or maybe the presenter-lady is the prize.

    Kevin M (213cd6)

  13. “DJT had some decent policies.”

    No different than a functional conservative party: lower corporate taxes, less regulation, conservative judges, and more law and order and less identity politics. So, yes, a Republican administration will likely be better on all of this. The question is whether Trump personally added much. He made it harder to elect Republicans. He accomplished little through legislation. He pushed the boundaries on Executive Orders which is the new normal. His bully pulpit use was mostly horrific. The economy is cyclical. We rode up, we rode down. Presidents nudge things. It’s better to have less regulation on business. This can be done without Trump.

    AJ_Liberty (5f05c3)

  14. The economy is cyclical. We rode up, we rode down.

    We rode up pretty damn fast. The NASDAQ went from 5200 to 13,000 from Trump’s election to Biden’s inauguration. Stocks like Apple, Netflix, Google and Amazon moved rather quicker. They are still not doing badly, even after the pandemic.

    Kevin M (213cd6)

  15. I thought Obama’s 58 states was funny, too. Lighten up, Francis.

    DRJ (fd3827)

  16. I don’t say that to be mean, but there is so much humor in this. First, the Trumps don’t like to be criticized or mocked, and this is made for that. Second, it’s funny and ironic because everything he says applies as much or more to Trump as to DeSantis. It’s like Liar Liar starring Don Jr instead of Jim Carrey.

    DRJ (fd3827)

  17. The funniest political humor, to me, has an element of truth and involves humor that pokes fun at yourself or your side. That is why it was always funny when George W Bush made fun of his diction, vocabulary, and intellect.

    DRJ (fd3827)

  18. Well by all means, don’t let my oh-so-fun-at-parties demeanor stop anyone else’s fun.

    Nate (1f1d55)

  19. Good leaders know it is OK not to be the smartest person in the room and they can approach that with honesty. What one can do as President is put some of the smartest people in America in their best room and then resource and facilitate those people. One of the things I dislike about the trend waging lawfare on cabinet picks, legal teams etc is that the country is deprived of talent. With Trump, some the people who stepped forward were treated shamefully by those who felt no one principled should stoop so low. We all serve poor masters at times and are taught to look for the greater good and serve that.

    steveg (8c0aff)

  20. “Stocks like Apple, Netflix, Google and Amazon moved rather quicker.”

    Because of Trump?! Was there some crank in the White House that only Trump could turn to make prosperity? Why don’t you explain this magic to us…

    AJ_Liberty (6f4c21)

  21. That’s good humor, Nate! A touch self deprecating and on point.

    I think Obamas 58 states was an honest mistake, too, but it was funny because he was portraying himself as oh-so-smart. It popped that image a little.

    DRJ (fd3827)

  22. With Trump, some the people who stepped forward were treated shamefully by those who felt no one principled should stoop so low.

    Ans some who stepped forward were treated shamefully because would not stoop lower.

    Kevin M (213cd6)

  23. ^ they

    Kevin M (213cd6)

  24. I’m still wondering what the 58th state that Obama had not yet gotten to was. I’ll give him DC, Puerto Rico and the four other permanently inhabited territories, and even the Canal Zone although we gave it back to Panama in 1979, because I can see the Democrats having a local political organization in all of them, but that’s still only 57.

    nk (6fce63)

  25. He foresaw the financial underwriting of Ukraine?

    urbanleftbehind (2cc899)

  26. And most smart-aleck paleocons would have considered Israel as one also.

    urbanleftbehind (2cc899)

  27. “I’m still wondering what the 58th state that Obama had not yet gotten to was”

    I was certain it was actually the 58 Islamic states, but only totaled that at about 52.

    Once you start bringing in uninhabited location…like Wake Island Atoll….you go way over 58.

    Could be a numeracy moment and some confusion of 48 and then Alaska and Hawaii. I do like that his staff modified his flag pin to have 57 stars. Funny.

    AJ_Liberty (5f05c3)

  28. KevinM

    Nice accurate counterpoint. Some people were indeed excoriated for not performing to the standards set by the, *ahem* master himself. When the leadership sets up a competition with a race to the bottom being the feature, there is pressure to at least participate, and some did. Others watched (in eyes closed horror) while very few had the stones to say “I’m busy (doing anything else) that weekend. The invite was everything I thought it might be and more, actually eyepopping>

    steveg (0883a2)

  29. Was there some crank in the White House that only Trump could turn to make prosperity? Why don’t you explain this magic to us…

    It was clear to investors that the government would not be getting in Capitalism’s way, or raising capital gains taxes, or breaking up companies, or any of that progressive nonsense. Hillary’s plan was to jump up capital gains taxes and enforce antitrust. Trump’s plan was to nap and play golf.

    Kevin M (213cd6)

  30. “I’m busy (doing anything else) that weekend.”

    Or Bill Buckley’s classic: “I’m sorry, but I will be in Australia then. If necessary.”

    Kevin M (213cd6)

  31. @29:

    Now, you might think that the “Trump University” level of watchfulness should have worried investors, but what actually happened was a profit-rich environment. It was hard to pick a bad stock.

    Kevin M (213cd6)

  32. Maybe Obama was trying to add up all the US controlled individual islands in the pacific one by one and ran out of bandwidth somewhere north of Guam.
    I have a friend who works for the Dept of the Interior and spends most of his time far far far out in the Pacific away from what most consider to be the interior

    steveg (0883a2)

  33. You know, when there are several posts with 3 or 4 Twitter embeds, trying to read anything beneath those posts is incredibly difficult as the site lurches for about 5 minutes after each reload for those embeds to be drawn out from Twitter’s bowels.

    It is almost as annoying as DCSCA.

    Kevin M (2d6744)

  34. I have never noticed that, Kevin. See if clearing your cache and cookies (on a regular basis) helps.

    Of course that will mean that, if you have done it right, you will have to sign in anew to all your sites. You can shorten the process with bookmarks and saved passwords.

    nk (07fcb3)

  35. nk,

    It just takes time for the embedded Twitter images/videos to load and expand and they don’t do it all at once. Every time one loads, the page gets taller and if you are trying to read something in the comments to the post, it keeps jerking down.

    It’s possible that my firewall is causing sequential delays. I’ll check on that.

    Kevin M (2d6744)

  36. No, that’s not it. Open PP anew and quickly scroll down to the bottom of the page and you should see it.

    Kevin M (2d6744)

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