Nobody knows more than Trump on just about everything

A collation from the king of modesty talking about himself, on how he knows more than just about anybody on a wide on just about anything.

73 Comments

  1. David

     /  January 7, 2019

    Its just taking folk a long time to realize he is a genius, a stable genius. His military General one the other day was hilarious.
    Folk need to stop taking him so seriously and just have a giggle and given 312000 jobs were created last month, the economy is growing at 4% and wage growth is pretty strong its probably preferable to say living in France with 10% unemployment but a smoother sounding less alarming President.

    • Duker

       /  January 7, 2019

      “312000 jobs were created last month”
      The job rate numbers over past 2 years are still LESS than new jobs created in last 2 years of Obama
      https://www.forbes.com/sites/chuckjones/2018/10/30/two-charts-show-trumps-job-gains-are-just-a-continuation-from-obamas-presidency/#55bfd2481af3

      The gigle is on you for swallowing more of |Trumps nonsense

      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  January 7, 2019

        The fallacy in that analysis is that dropping the unemployment rate gets harder the lower it gets so Trump’s achievement in continuing to press it downwards is greater than the comparative percentage decreases he has made.

      • David

         /  January 7, 2019

        Seeing as you bring it up Obama was printed a trillion or so dollars to get those results and Trump is achieving it against a tightening Fed and while he is putting the US on a fairer footing with their trading partners and the government is shut down.
        But he is a genius and a stable one.

    • lurcher1948

       /  January 7, 2019

      Did he post those figures,asking for a friend

  2. Alan Wilkinson

     /  January 7, 2019

    Entertainer in Chief while also running the country.

    • Patzcuaro

       /  January 7, 2019

      Running or ruining the country?

      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  January 7, 2019

        He’s been doing it for two years already so he must be a slow ruiner.

        • artcroft

           /  January 7, 2019

          Obama did such a fabulous job following the GDC that even Trump can’t ruin the place in less than two years.

  3. MaureenW

     /  January 7, 2019

    That is hilarious, just a pity the clip didn’t include Trump’s entire speech from the Al Smith Dinner In 2016 and his nuclear-grade jokes (not jokes) casually lobbed at his Opponent Hillary Clinton (the most qualified person to be president of the USA). 😂

  4. Trumps job approval is taking a mini-dive:

    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/president_trump_job_approval-6179.html

    https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/trump-approval-ratings/

    I don’;t know what will be causing that, he doesn’t seem to be doing much out of the ordinary – except perhaps being involved in the Government shutdown.

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  January 7, 2019

      Hardly a dive. More like a small drift.

      • Duker

         /  January 7, 2019

        AW , you do know that (like the DSM,) you only need 4 -5 characteristics out of 8 or so to be classified as a right winger.
        Total defence of Trump ? Thats one.

        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  January 7, 2019

          I couldn’t care less about anyone’s classification, Duker. I only care whether my comments are factual and sound or not. As soon as folk like you divert to irrelevancies I know I am on track.

          • Duker

             /  January 7, 2019

            Its no ones classification. Just a standard method of categorization.
            You only need ‘a majority of the attributes’ to fit the definition – in this example its right winger. Not meeting every single one is fine, but still doesnt change the category you are in.

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  January 7, 2019

              Doesn’t change my category of “Twit” for you either, Duker.

            • Duker

               /  January 7, 2019

              I too have what some might say are ‘right wing views’, but only a few so doesnt count.

  5. Patzcuaro

     /  January 7, 2019

  6. Zedd

     /  January 7, 2019

    I legend in his OWN mind… BUT who is the real fool: ‘the Fool’ OR the one who follows him/her ?

  7. artcroft

     /  January 7, 2019

    Would it be a blessing or a curse to know as much as DT. Nothing left to learn, no one to learn from, curiosity; a redundant concept. Sounds dull and boring.

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  January 7, 2019

      He’s just baiting the Left, arty, and having a bit of straight-faced fun doing it. I can relate to that.

    • Gezza

       /  January 7, 2019

      @ Kitty

      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  January 7, 2019

        Tapped into the Lefty echo chambers there, G:
        http://fortune.com/2018/07/19/donald-trump-idiot-google-bombing/

        • Gezza

           /  January 7, 2019

          I know, But it looks like it’s anybody’s echo chamber there, Al. From your link:

          “Members of the TheDonald Reddit forum managed to game Google’s system before the 2016 election so that a search for “rapist” would bring up images of Bill Clinton. They did the same for CNN’s logo, returned to those searching for “fake news.””

          • Alan Wilkinson

             /  January 7, 2019

            I guess only an idiot would search for another idiot.

            • Gezza

               /  January 7, 2019

              Yeah, I dunno. All I did was google “idiot” and see what came up in images, though. Could’ve been a baboon or something for all I knew. I wasn’t searching for any just finding out what images came up.

              Why do you think only an idiot would search for an idiot? I don’t think idiots probably even realise they’re idiots. Because they’re idiots. I think it’s more likely non-idiots would search for idiots. So they know who to larf at or not give jobs to or whatever.

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  January 7, 2019

              Anyone who searched “idiot” to find who not to give jobs to would definitely be an idiot. So would most who wanted to find an idiot to laugh at. They could just have used a mirror.

            • Gezza

               /  January 7, 2019

              Your method may not suit everybody else.

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  January 7, 2019

              Nice try but no banana.

            • Gezza

               /  January 7, 2019

              I don’t want a banana. You enjoy yours though.

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  January 7, 2019

              Ate it yesterday. Onto Xmas cake today. Very nice.

  8. Patzcuaro

     /  January 7, 2019

    A must see for Trump fans.

    “The Trump Prophecy is a Christian drama film. It tells the story of Mark Taylor, a retired firefighter who believes that, in April 2011, God told him that Donald Trump would one day become president of the United States. The movie also portrays how Taylor’s words helped inspire a prayer movement during the 2016 election.[1][2][3][4]”

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Trump_Prophecy

    • Corky

       /  January 7, 2019

      That’s why I preface many of my remarks regarding Trump with ‘Godspeed, Mr President.’
      Maybe Trumpy will get that wall after all?

      • Gezza

         /  January 7, 2019

        Gonna be interesting to see. If he gets part of it he’ll claim he got all of it anyway and they can all move on. His latest master stroke is to publicly claim that all those government employees who might not get paid for up to a year have said yes go for it Mr President we’ll happily have no money at all for a year so you can get your wall – which might be a fence in some places (or words to that general effect).

      • Duker

         /  January 7, 2019

        Get that wall afterall. ?
        Lets see , after 2 years of full republican control of all 3 branches of government , zero extra miles of wall built.

        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  January 7, 2019

          No full control of the Senate. Required Dem votes to block filibuster.

          • Duker

             /  January 7, 2019

            False . They got the tax cuts by certain maneuvers via something called reconciliation- only useful when got control of the 2 chambers.

            https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/homeland-security/411858-budget-reconciliation-is-the-key-to-building-the-border
            I think even with the previous Senate , they didnt have a majority for the wall. maybe easier now but they have lost the House

            Over the last 20 years, budget reconciliation has been used as a powerful tool to bypass filibusters and accomplish priority issues for the majority party with only 50 votes in the Senate. When President Trump was elected, we immediately moved to reconciliation in an effort to repeal ObamaCare…..

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  January 7, 2019

              We’ve already been thru this. Reconciliation is very limited by restrictive rules and was not available for that Bill.

            • Duker

               /  January 7, 2019

              The writer was a US Congressman and he describes a pathway using reconciliation- are you saying ‘You know more about that than him- How Trumpian of you.
              His process described a ‘shell budget’ as they first needed a budget to be passed , which they dont have . Its only a smallish budget so would survive the Senate ‘Byrd bath ‘ rules

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  January 7, 2019

              Mitch McConnell knows the rules better than anyone and he couldn’t get it through. Now stop being silly.

        • Corky

           /  January 7, 2019

          Dooker, let me ask you a question: What is the first priority of any government?

          It’s something Jacinda doesn’t understand. And something Winston has sold out on.

          It’s something the 99% of voters don’t understand, believing looking after citizens welfare is the governments first priority.

          • Gezza

             /  January 7, 2019

            Getting re-elected seems to me to be the thing uppermost in their minds.

            • Gezza

               /  January 7, 2019

              And not doing what they said they would seems to be quite common when they work out that the number of people who voted for them last time might be more than the number of people who vote for them next time if they begin to worry that what they promised they would do had some unforeseen drawbacks.

            • Corky

               /  January 7, 2019

              Yes, for our government that would be true, too. But not for Trumpy.

            • Gezza

               /  January 7, 2019

              But he didn’t ban Muslims, for instance, Corks. Do you think he’s going to?

            • Gezza

               /  January 7, 2019

              And he even seems very fond of the Saudis?

            • Corky

               /  January 7, 2019

              He couldn’t ban Muslims if I remember correctly. Plus,he went off the deep end too fast in his desire to do something(👍.) He should have worked things out knowing the opposition he would face.

              A Muslim ban would be the biggest security gain any Western nation could achieve. Of course it will never come..even as innocent victims die.

              And he even seems very fond of the Saudis?

              He basically said, American either crawls to SA,or the US loses huge arms contracts and jobs. Worse, Russia and China would take up the slack

              Political pragmatism at its best.

            • Gezza

               /  January 7, 2019

              Well, I really don’t see what the problem is with the Russia and China selling them arms. The Saudis would get a better deal pricewise. I read some where that Trump’s 500,000, then 600,000, then 1 million jobs from this deal (seriously, over two weeks that’s what he claimed!) is actually 20,000 jobs, the majority of which are in Saudi Arabia.

              Does it really matter who sells arms to Muslim countries if they’re going to just slaughter each other with them, anyway? Trumpy could do better deals with other countries, maybe Africa, or NZ. Knock the prices down. They’re hideously expensive and even if they’re precision munitions the Saudis just bomb buses full of kids & market places with them anyway. They don’t need that sort of precision.

              Also one of those cruise missiles didn’t bloody work. Megabucks down the dunny there. Hopefully Trumpy made McDonnell Douglas reimburse the military.

              Erdy and Putsie can tidy things up better than Trump in the ME anyway possibly. No pesky Congress looking over their shoulder complaining about civilian deaths.

            • Corky

               /  January 7, 2019

              ”Well, I really don’t see what the problem is with the Russia and China selling them arms. The Saudis would get a better deal price wise.”

              They may get a better deal. But US hardware is generally the gold stand.
              I guess its about keeping friends close..and enemies at arms length.

            • Gezza

               /  January 7, 2019

              The gold standard small arms is still the AK 47 I think. That’s Russian.
              F-16s are still probably the best value for money multi-role single engine fighter/bomber.
              But I dunno, maybe smart drones and smart missiles are the best way to go now.

          • Kitty Catkin

             /  January 7, 2019

            99% of voters ? Where does that statistic come from?

            • Corky

               /  January 7, 2019

              This blog and life in general. No one has answered the question yet. That should give you a clue.

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  January 7, 2019

              A clue to what, apart from the fact that it’s utter nonsense and that only you believe it ?

            • Corky

               /  January 7, 2019

              Defence rests. You can move on now.

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  January 8, 2019

              Defence rests – i.e. it’s a meaningless exaggeration based upon nothing.

  9. acrossthespectrum

     /  January 7, 2019

    Le Don and Der Bama are just symbolic leaders.
    They have no real power.
    Congress rules.
    Le Don and Der Bama are accidental leaders.
    The most preferred of the poor options available.
    The focus on Bama and especiallyTrump is media driven infotainment.
    Basically most Americans don’t have time for real politics.
    Trumpfotainment is very profitable..
    Polarisation sets up a simple them v us narrative.
    Expect no change any time soon

    • artcroft

       /  January 7, 2019

      Some good points but ultimately incorrect. The GOP had no time for tariffs until Trump came along. Now he own’s the republican base and for the sake of their own careers and influence, the GOP reps have to follow where he leads. Mitch McConnell probably doesn’t want a shut down but Trump gave him one. Nothing Cocaine Mitch can do about it but smile and back his political master.

      • acrossthespectrum

         /  January 7, 2019

        Yes things shift a little right when the Reps get in and a little left when the Dems get in. Its an 8 year “correcting cycle” which pretty much keeps US politics on the same course. NZ is much the same. Although unlike the US we don’t have the formalised 8 years (Two term) Presidential cycle more like 6year -9 year -9-6-9 and the very occasional 3 year cycle. Again keeps views flowing from all sides and NZ too on course.

  10. Zedd

     /  January 7, 2019

    he looks increasingly bewildered by it all; he was talking about HIS wall & called the USA ‘Our Company’.. then umm’d & ahh’d to say: our country

    reminds me of Key, in his last year.. who also seemed to think he was CEO of NZ inc./pm

  11. Griff.

     /  January 7, 2019

    The Dunning-Kruger effect (also known as Mount Stupid[1] or Smug Snake[2]), named after David Dunning and Justin Kruger of Cornell University, occurs where people fail to adequately assess their level of competence — or specifically, their incompetence — at a task and thus consider themselves much more competent than everyone else. This lack of awareness is attributed to their lower level of competence robbing them of the ability to critically analyse their performance, leading to a significant overestimation of themselves. In simple words it’s “people who are too ignorant to know how ignorant they are”.
    https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Dunning-Kruger_effect

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  January 7, 2019

      As in: those who know the least about science are most convinced the science is settled.