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WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Donald Trump did not read a Presidential Daily Brief about Russia paying Taliban militants to attack U.S. troops because he was busy not reading a Presidential Daily Brief about the coronavirus, the White House said on Monday.

Kayleigh McEnany, the White House press secretary, angrily accused reporters of being “totally unaware” of just how much Trump has to not read in a given day.

“Day in, day out, the President has to ignore briefs on a wide range of subjects,” McEnany said. “His ‘Do Not Read’ box is overflowing.”

“I’d like to see any of you try to not read all of that stuff,” she said. “It isn’t easy, especially when the briefs have words like ‘ URGENT ’ and ‘ MUST READ ’ stamped in big red letters on them.”

After lashing out at the press, McEnany saved her most blistering remarks for the authors of the Presidential Daily Briefs themselves. “Anyone who expects this President to find out something important by reading does not know Donald Trump,” she said.

(Lynn) #2313


Or as I call it, “Donald’s Theme”

(David Bythewood) #2314


(David Bythewood) #2316

Trump Misidentifies Sculpture in Oval Office While Saying Statues Help Teach History

In a bizarre interview with Fox News last night, President Trump stood next to a sculpture in the Oval Office that he said depicts former president Teddy Roosevelt, and explained that statues are vital to learning about history. Trump went on to complain that some people want to tear down statues of President Roosevelt, just like the art in his office. The only problem? The sculpture Trump was talking about isn’t Teddy Roosevelt. It’s an anonymous cowboy from the 1890s.

“Every president chooses what to put around them,” Fox News personality Brian Kilmeade said during the interview while pointing at the various pieces of art in the Oval Office. “You chose Lincoln as a bust and Lincoln as a picture. You chose Andrew Jackson, and is that Teddy Roosevelt?”

“Yes,” Trump says about the sculpture that is definitely not Teddy Roosevelt. “And by the way, they’re taking down the statue of…”

“Teddy Roosevelt,” Kilmeade says, helping to finish Trump’s sentence.

“Teddy Roosevelt,” Trump finally spits out. “So, explain that one.”

The sculpture in the Oval Office of the White House is called The Bronco Buster and was originally designed in 1895 by Frederic Remington. The sculpture was partially inspired by Remington’s own illustration in an 1888 issue of Century Magazine which accompanied an article by Teddy Roosevelt, according to the White House Historical Association. Some of Roosevelt’s fellow “Rough Riders” from the Spanish-American War even gifted him a version of the statue that was displayed in his private home in New York, and this connection may have led to Trump’s confusion.

Either that or the president is just an idiot.

Remington, an American Realist painter and sculptor of the “Old West,” never claimed that the Bronco Buster depicted Roosevelt and it doesn’t even look like the 26th president when you can examine it closely.

The statue simply shows an unnamed cowboy “breaking” a wild horse, a symbol of “taming” the American West and something closely associated with Roosevelt’s drive to colonize Indigenous land.

“Remington’s dynamic depiction of a cowboy breaking a wild horse also embodied Roosevelt’s vision of the westerner, whom he praised as a hardworking, self-reliant American hero,” the Met Museum explains on its website.

Several identical Bronco Buster sculptures were made in the preceding years, but the one that sits in the White House is an original cast that was donated by Virginia Hatfield and Louis Hatfield Stickney of Kentucky in 1973 during the Nixon presidency, according to the Gerald Ford Presidential Library.

The Bronco Buster, which belongs to the White House and not a single president, has sat in the Oval Office under multiple administrations, including the presidencies of George W. Bush, and Barack Obama, as you can see in the photos below.

The full interview with Trump is available on the Fox Nation website.

Trump went on to whine about the statues that have been taken down by protesters and municipalities across the U.S. during this summer’s uprising, first sparked by the killing of 46-year-old George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis on Memorial Day.

“The states… a lot of states are weak. A lot of people are weak. And they’re allowing it to happen,” Trump said of the statues that have been taken down across the country.

Ironically, Trump told Fox News that even if you don’t like the people being depicted in a statue, you can’t take that statue down because it’s vital for understanding history. He also complained that people who are tearing down statues actually have no idea who they’re tearing down and why they’re doing it. How does Trump know this? Because he can apparently read their confusion through the TV box.

“A lot of these people that want it down, don’t even know what they’re taking down. I watch them on television, and I see what’s happening. And they’re ripping down things, they have no idea what they’re ripping down,” Trump said.

But if Trump doesn’t even know what the statue that sits a few feet from his own desk represents, what good are statues for teaching history in public places?

Trump went on to say that it all started with Confederate statues and then moved on to Ulysses S. Grant and others. Trump even claimed that some protesters want to “take down Lincoln.”

Kilmeade tried to give Trump an opportunity to address the concerns of people who dislike living in a country with statues of slaveholders. Needless to say, Trump didn’t inspire confidence in anyone who’s against slavery.

“Since you have done a lot for the African-American community, what is your message to them who say, ‘my ancestors were enslaved because of their…’” Kilmeade asked.

“My message is that we have a great country. We have the greatest country on Earth,” Trump said. “We have a heritage, we have a history. We should learn from the history. And if you don’t understand your history, you’ll go back to it again. You will go right back to it. You have to learn. Think of it—take away that whole era, and you’ll go back to it sometime—people won’t know about it.”

Trump appears to be saying that if you don’t leave up statues of slaveholders then slavery will somehow become legal again in the United States. Or something. Who knows at this point?

President Trump, an unrepentant white supremacist who used to sleep with a book of Hitler speeches next to his bed in the 1980s, is going to continue with his attacks on protesters in defense of statues, especially if those statues represent history that can be better learned in books.

(David Bythewood) #2317

Apparently Republican governors are cutting out the middleman and just doing the job of killing their citizens themselves now.

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(David Bythewood) #2322

A hauntingly beautiful and powerful song about the effects of racism, misogyny, homophobia, and other forms of bigotry and why we need to take a stand, from Mickey Guyton.

Mickey Guyton - What Are You Gonna Tell Her?

(Lynn) #2323

Thanks ever so much, donald chump…:poop:


I found this video Instagram, I don’t know who made it but it’s pretty comprehensive, watch.


Wow…take a look at that.

Reminds me that I’d like to #DumpTrump #GetRidOfCovid #RespectBLMuniversally ##GetOnWithIt. ALL at this speed and with great finesse.:grin:




Yeah. I agree.

(Lynn) #2327

“On account of being a democracy and run by the people, we are the only nation in the world that has to keep a government four years, no matter what it does.”

Will Rogers
US humorist & showman (1879 - 1935)


Eric Idle steps in to save the day…

(Lynn) #2329

I like Joe’s new ad…really sticks it to trump! GO JOE! :hugs:




(Lynn) #2331

Another catchy one from Randy Rainbow: