The Monday Peeve — Donald Trump

I wasn’t going to post a response to Paula Light’s Monday Peeve prompt today because I got a really good night’s sleep last night and I wasn’t really pissed off about anything in particular.

And then I saw this headline in my morning paper.6F041C6D-D617-40B4-9BAD-A6BDB9088940The audacity of Donald Trump is stunning.
3E3A82D8-70A2-49B8-8869-358ABA4E6340In an interview with Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday,” Trump refused to publicly commit to accepting the results of the upcoming White House election. He scoffed at the polls showing him lagging behind Democratic candidate Joe Biden, saying it’s too early to make such an ironclad guarantee. “I have to see. Look, I have to see. No, I’m not going to just say yes. I’m not going to say no, and I didn’t last time either.”

Well, there went my decent mood. That the sitting President of the United States could equivocate about accepting the results of the upcoming presidential election was enough to send me over the edge. If the President can’t commit to abiding by the outcome of an election and to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses, democracy in America is kaput.

80 thoughts on “The Monday Peeve — Donald Trump

  1. Sadje July 20, 2020 / 3:52 pm

    Now I am feeling frustrated too. What sort of a man is he?

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  2. newepicauthor July 20, 2020 / 3:54 pm

    If Trump loses the support of FOX News, there will be nothing but fake news left for him.

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    • Fandango July 20, 2020 / 10:12 pm

      I think he still has Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson, Laura Ingraham, Jeanine Pirro, and the Fox & Friends crew solidly behind him.

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        • Fandango July 21, 2020 / 11:06 am

          No one was talking about Chris Wallace, although I am disappointed that Wallace didn’t ask Trump about why he hasn’t done anything with respect to Putin’s bounty on American soldiers in Afghanistan. And don’t say that fake news.

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    • Fandango July 20, 2020 / 10:27 pm

      Even though the election is less than four months away, he’ll still be president for six more months from now. Assuming he loses, imagine how much more damage he can do in those last 2 1/2 months between the election and the inauguration of Biden.

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  3. Taswegian1957 July 20, 2020 / 6:03 pm

    It’s hard to even imagine such a thing occurring in the USA, or at least it was.

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    • Fandango July 20, 2020 / 10:28 pm

      I knew it would be bad if he won. I just didn’t think it would be this bad.

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      • myforever77 July 21, 2020 / 7:34 am

        What’s the alternative? If Biden wins you will not know who is at the helm. “The communists will all be whispering in his ear to say this, do that next “they” will start fighting with each other or bump him off till your good ole Nance is president. Yuk!

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        • Fandango July 21, 2020 / 11:08 am

          Putin is whispering in Trump’s ear now and Trump is kissing Putin’s ass.

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          • myforever77 July 21, 2020 / 11:42 am

            Are you really going to vote for Biden?

            If not, serious question who would you love to see as a President?

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            • Fandango July 21, 2020 / 12:56 pm

              It’s either Biden or Trump and there is no way I’d vote for Trump, who has been selling out our country and destroying our democracy for the past four years. Biden would not have been my first choice, but right now he’s our only choice and our last hope.

              Are you really going to vote for Trump?

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        • Marleen July 21, 2020 / 7:01 pm

          Nancy would become President if both Trump and Pence resigned or died naturally (or otherwise met their demise) now. We don’t know whether or not Nancy Pelosy will continue in office as a representative and as Speaker of the House after the next election. But, if Biden is elected (or really whichever of the two — Trump or Biden — is elected… I’m not taking Kanye seriously as a possible winner), it will have been very important who the president-elect chose to run with him. Right now, many people are waiting in anticipation.

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            • Marleen September 17, 2020 / 9:23 am

              Yes. It’s a fact that Nancy is the Speaker of the House. That is a current fact. She may or may not be reelected. I was responding to the woman who calls herself or her site MYFOREVER77. MYFOREVER77 mentioned Nancy Pelosi on July 21, 2020 at 7:34 am (above).

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            • Just me September 17, 2020 / 9:25 am

              Just a scary thought

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  4. anotherday2paradise July 20, 2020 / 6:50 pm

    I read Mary’s book and the most chilling part was the epilogue. He is capable of the worst we can imagine. 🥵

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  5. Tiffany July 20, 2020 / 7:10 pm

    🤷🏻‍♀️ that’s how I feel. typical response. And move on. I don’t give him anymore attention, because he’s leaving. Bye!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Christine Bolton July 20, 2020 / 8:28 pm

    Yes, don’t let the White House door kick you on the ass on your way out Captain Bone Spurs. 🤣

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  7. Lolsy's Library July 20, 2020 / 10:17 pm

    Funnily enough, I wasn’t shocked when I first heard it,lol. This is Trump after all,lol

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  8. myforever77 July 21, 2020 / 7:39 am

    My advice to those who want the best for Americans but do not want to lose their “popularity” or liberal friends, just smile at them when you go privately in to vote for Trump and come out praising Biden. You guys are good at that fake stuff anyway.
    Sorry I am not as polite as some here, maybe its because my cat woke me up at 3:00 A.M. chasing a mouse around … now that was scary!

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    • Fandango July 21, 2020 / 11:10 am

      Anyone who believes that Trump is good for America is delusional. And I say that after getting a very good night’s sleep.

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        • Fandango July 21, 2020 / 12:58 pm

          I’ll take that bet. I’m sure I’ll be sleeping much better when Trump is no longer sleeping at the White House.

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  9. animar64 July 21, 2020 / 7:59 am

    His term has an expiration date no matter what that idiot thinks.

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    • Fandango July 21, 2020 / 11:27 am

      It’s supposed to have an expiration date, but when has he let norms, traditions, or even the Constitution stop him?

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      • animar64 July 21, 2020 / 1:02 pm

        He can fight for it, but he can’t do it from the White House. His term expires. He won’t be President and there will be a President Elect.

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  10. Melanie B Cee July 21, 2020 / 8:47 am

    “America IS kaput”, and I’m sorry you had to find out this way. That headline and the subsequent ‘interview’ are huge factors in why I refuse to read or view the news right now. If I see one more stunning example of how mentally ill that orange twerp is, I think I’ll hurl. Gawd. Great peeve subject matter though. As that twit always is!

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    • animar64 July 21, 2020 / 1:09 pm

      I’ve just finished Mary Trump’s book- I think it puts forward a strong case that Twiter’s sickness isn’t that of the mind- it’s a corruption of character. At some point you might want to read it. But I’m like you, I read enough to keep up what’s going on, but as for the anecdotes. I just can’t stomach anymore.

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  11. rugby843 July 21, 2020 / 10:21 am

    I responded to this yesterday but am finding my comments don’t show up, even after repeatedly putting in all my info, again.  So maybe you will get this.  I felt exactly the same way.  I find it curious that negative responses are usually headed with religious icons.  But that’s America.  I also find it mind boggling anyone could actually read or listen to him and think this is how a president should act.

    Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad

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    • Fandango July 21, 2020 / 11:12 am

      I got this and I totally agree with you. His supporters have totally drunk the Kool-Aid.

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      • myforever77 July 21, 2020 / 11:51 am

        I have to stop now, and respect the fact that this is your blog, with your choir and I want you to be able to say anything you want on your blog. Although we seldom agree, I respect the fact that you have always been polite to me. You must be a conservative under that thick skin.
        Sleep tight!

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        • Fandango July 21, 2020 / 1:00 pm

          I am, I admit, fiscally conservative, but socially, I’m as liberal as one can be.

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            • Fandango July 21, 2020 / 1:13 pm

              It works for me!

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            • Marleen July 21, 2020 / 7:15 pm

              It’s quite disturbing what passes for or defines “fiscally conservative” or acceptable under any label — if Donald Trump is fiscally conservative.

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          • Fandango July 21, 2020 / 1:17 pm

            You think Donald Trump is a social liberal? Seriously?

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            • myforever77 July 21, 2020 / 2:06 pm

              You’re the one on another conversation we had that told me Trump was just pandering to the religious right with his talk against abortion et al.

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            • Fandango July 21, 2020 / 5:26 pm

              Yes, I did say that. But he’s not a social liberal. He has no real ideology or morals and is just doing what he thinks his base wants from him, and evangelicals and the religious right make up a large portion of his base. He’s sold his soul (if he even has one) to get re-elected.

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  12. leigha66 July 22, 2020 / 9:25 am

    The future looks a little bit bleaker every day. Not a good way for your morning to start!

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  13. Just me August 3, 2020 / 2:31 am

    He is most certainly not gonna give in! TRUMP 2020!

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            • Fandango August 3, 2020 / 12:39 pm

              Trump’s red caps should read MRGA, for Make Russia Great Again, because that is what he’s been doing for the past for years: destroying America, much to Putin’s delight. If Trump is re-elected, the United States of America will become the American Federation of Russia. Trump is the most corrupt, incompetent, inept president in modern U.S. history and his bungling of dealing with the coronavirus is killing Americans every day. He’s destroying the water we drink and the air we breathe and all he cares about are his wealthy friends. He’s not serving the citizens of this country. He’s serving only his unenlightened self-interests. He’s despicable. I don’t understand how any thinking, compassionate, empathetic person can support a man who doesn’t think and has neither compassion nor empathy.

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            • Fandango August 4, 2020 / 7:41 am

              And your point is?

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            • Just me August 4, 2020 / 8:22 am

              Mainstream media will fill your head with all different ideas, be smart and don’t fall into the trap. You’re letting the media get you.

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            • Fandango August 4, 2020 / 10:38 am

              No, I’m letting the facts get to me. Not alternative facts. Not fake news. I’m letting what my eyes see and what my ears hear. I’m letting my brain think clearly. You should try it.

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            • Just me August 4, 2020 / 11:41 am

              Clearly not, as you’re not willing to see the slightest bit of good in Trump.

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            • Fandango August 4, 2020 / 12:27 pm

              There’s nothing to see there. Not a damn thing.

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            • Just me August 4, 2020 / 12:56 pm

              Keep watching your mainstream media my guy, I’m just suggesting you inform yourself a lil

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            • Fandango August 4, 2020 / 1:22 pm

              I consider myself well-informed and capable of critical thinking. Perhaps you should stop watching Fox News and open your eyes and see who Trump is: someone who serves himself and his self-interests, rather than those of the majority of citizens he’s supposed to serve.

              Clearly, at this point, like most rabid Trump supporters, you turn a blind eye to his incompetence and all the damage he’s doing to our country. And there’s nothing you can do that will change my opinion. So rather than implying that I’m uninformed or brainwashed by the “mainstream” media, why don’t we just agree to disagree and call it a day. Otherwise, things could get nasty.

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            • Just me August 5, 2020 / 4:28 am

              Fox is not very professional, anyone who’d listen to them is bound to not be the brightest crayon. Check out my blog, you’ll see he makes some good points.

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    • Fandango September 9, 2020 / 2:39 pm

      I can think of no one less deserving.

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  14. Readers Roost (@readersroost) September 21, 2020 / 1:45 pm

    I know I’m preaching to the choir, but it makes me see red and spit nails that the Orange Creature was not removed after he was impeached. Impeachment is nothing but a slap on the wrist unless the offender is removed from office. And there is no bigger offender than tRump.
    ~Cie from Naughty Netherworld Press and Readers Roost~

    Here’s my entry.
    https://www.naughtynetherworldpress.com/2020/09/about-me-monday-peeve-dont-try-to-be.html

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