The Fourth Reich

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I don’t remember the exact question, but I do remember the exact answer:

“I think that’s a ridiculous and outrageous claim and doesn’t dignify a response from this podium.”

That was White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders responding to a question at a recent White House briefing. A reporter asked Sanders about some harsh comments made about Donald Trump by Republican Senator Bob Corker.

The clear message to the press from the White House, via its press secretary, is that all criticism of the president is out of bounds. If you can’t ask something nice, don’t ask anything at all. Because it’s apparently un-America and unpatriotic to ask questions that in any way cast shade upon POTUS-45. Such questions are apparently not deserving of answers.

The lesson to be learned is that in today’s America, we must revere our Dear Leader and accept his will without question.

Welcome to the Fourth Reich.


Written for today’s one-word prompt, “dignify.”

A Heel of a President

Our brilliant president tweeted this yesterday:

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Did you notice his spelling error? I guess POTUS-45 didn’t. And autocorrect didn’t catch it because “heel” is a real word, just not the right word, as the good folks at Merriam-Webster pointed out in this tweet less than 30 minutes later:

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Trump’s “heel” tweet has to be one of his best tweets since his infamous “covfefe” tweet and it illustrates just what the semi-literate man who is the leader of the free world really is: a contemptible person.


(Trump deleted his original tweet with the incorrect spelling and later retweeted it with the correct spelling, although it did take him two attempts to get it right.)