I Know Words

“You’re way down in the polls,” the reporter said.

“I don’t care what the polls say. My campaign is like a juggernaut,” he said. “There is nothing that can derail it.”

“You sound very sure of yourself,” the reporter said. “Do you have any evidence to support your contention?”

“I have my gut and my brain,” he said. “I have a better brain than any other president in history. I’ve kept more promises than I’ve made. I’ve accomplished more in my first term than any other president has accomplished in even three or four terms. I’ve done more for the blacks than any other president, aside from Lincoln, but maybe even more than Lincoln. You know, Lincoln was a Republican. Nobody knows that.”

“You’re coming across as quite grandiloquent,” the reporter pointed out.

“Thank you,” he said.

“Do you know what that word means?” the reporter asked.

0EE52D04-9C33-49AC-A7B2-0AD3757618E0“Of course I do,” he said. “I know words. I have the best words.”

“Actually,” the reporter said, “grandiloquent means pompous with an intent to impress. It was not a compliment.”

Trump looked at his watch and said, “Whoops, time’s up. Interview is over.” He abruptly got up and walked out of the room.


Written for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (juggernaut), Word of the Day Challenge (grandiloquent), and Ragtag Daily Prompt (whoops).

SoCS — More, More, More

4C0C7DC3-4B67-4B3A-B683-8E0059E54049More Americans, by far, have contracted COVID-19 than the citizens of any other country in the world.

More Americans, by far, have died from COVID-19 than the citizens of any other country in the world.

More than 66% of Americans believe that Donald Trump is doing a poor job handling the coronavirus pandemic.

More than 74% of Americans believe that Donald Trump is taking America in the wrong direction.

America currently has a higher unemployment rate than most other developed nations.

Yet, on average, polls show Donald Trump still has the backing of more than 40% of Americans.

Please, can anyone help me understand why that is and why Trump still has a chance to be re-elected in November?

Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?


Written for this week’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt from Linda G. Hill. We are asked to start our post with the word “more.”

Inexplicable

The video above reflects the number of coronavirus cases in the U.S. as of March 22nd: 30,367. Today, one week later, the number of cases stands at 131,403, with 2,329 deaths.

And yet Trump’s poll numbers go up, his job approval rate goes up. In the presidential race polls, Trump has moved from what was a seven-point deficit in February to a near tie with Biden today.

And 15% of Bernie Sanders supporters have indicated that, if Bernie doesn’t get the Democratic nomination, they will vote for Trump in November. Are you fucking kidding me?

How stupid can people be? It’s inexplicable.

Republicans Are Assholes

CEBB81DC-96DB-4BA3-B1F3-574F8531F142I’m sorry, but it has to be said. The majority of Republicans are assholes.

Anyone with a brain who watched, heard, or read about Trump’s “performance” at the press conference that followed the one-on-one summit with Russian dictator Vladimir Putin on Monday could see that Trump’s behavior was treasonous. And his actions since returning to the U.S. since have shown him to be the American Traitor-in-Chief.

And yet two separate polls taken since his return from the summit show that Republican voters think he did a fine job.

A poll from CBS News reveals that 55% of Americans disapprove of President Trump’s handling of the summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, but 68% of Republicans approve of how it was handled.

Another poll from Axios and SurveyMonkey found that 79% of Republicans approve of how Trump handled his joint press conference with Putin. Among independents, 62% disapprove and 33% approve.

Axios additionally noted that 85% of Republicans see the topic of Russian interference as “a distraction,” while 85% of Democrats say it’s a “serious issue.”

WTF, Republican? Are you blind, stupid, or are you really just a bunch of assholes. It looks like Trump was right when he said this during the campaign:AE2FCC98-887A-4D34-84FC-16F4A8724BE7