Now that Donald Trump has Won


#1967

Evidence of direct links between the Trump Campaign and Russia at last?


#1968

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#1970

Jesus, he looks like he’s about to cry.


#1971

He probably is because of some combination of crying like a child not getting their way, being forced to read off a prompter instead of ranting for eight minutes, and /or realizing he’s fucked up real bad this time and being too dumb and too proud to back down.


#1972

#1973

This is what Trump shut down the government for and wanted to waste $5 billion on: A bunch of trees close together.


#1974

I didn’t see in the video - what kind of saw are we talking? Like, a Harbor Freight cordless demo saw, or are we talking serious equipment?

Because I think it’d be hilarious if The Wall could be defeated by cheap Chinese imports. There’s a poetry there.


#1975

Looking around, it seems the DHS described it as being “Breachable by common tools”, so I’d say likely smaller power-saws, rather than any serious equipment. Looking at the construction of it, a relatively cheap petrol-powered demo saw would go through that in about a minute, max. A half-decent recip saw with the right blade would go right through it, too.

Edit - And while a Demo saw sounds like specialist equipment, it’s basically just a regular chop-saw, but with the blade angled up and forward to be used hand-held instead of set down on a surface.


#1976

FAKE NEWS!

Everyone knows that walls are impenetrable! That’s why they had to invent ladders.

Oh wait…


#1977

Well we’d better ban Harbor Freight.

…so the illegals can’t buy cheap wall-hacking tools here, to come here with…


#1978

I know this is just red meat for the lions but I thought I’d share the fruits of my labor anyway. I got curious of whether or not it was ever in writing. Turns out it totally was:


#1979

This could go to the Kickstarter thread, but I feel it’s more important here.

This movie has already reached its goal, but it could still use our support. It has three days left and every cent counts.


#1980

No single image, no sentence, no ANYTHING could be as evocotive of the reality of Trump’s “Brand” than serving Big Macs and Filet-o-fish sandwiches on silver platters, still in the box.


#1981

It’s also a reflection of how much of a cheap bastard he is, and in the worst semblance of the term.

Because of the shutdown, the White House kitchen staff was furloughed, so there was no one there to cook proper meals. So Trump had to order some sort of take-out.

Trump does have competent chefs working for many of his hotels and related properties. Whatever rationale you may give for why someone would stay at a Trump property, the kind of people who go at least expect a certain level of service and quality and Trump has to (or at least had to before he could trade political favors for Trump hotel stays) make some effort into providing that level.

So he easily could have had his DC hotel provide a catered meal for the Clemson football team. They probably have already prepared meals for events of comparable size like the Kuwaiti embassy’s New Year’s party, so this is something they certainly could have done and done easily.

Instead, Trump orders McDonald’s, Wendy’s, and Burger King, doesn’t even bother putting the food under heat lamps or on chafing dishes, and brags about how he paid for it himself and the players will “probably love it.”

Edit: And he just bragged about it again:

Capture


#1982

Trump has no class whatsoever.


#1983

Trump more than happy to use his own hotel’s resources, so long as someone else is footing the bill. Having to pay for his own catering meant he’d be essentially giving away his own hotel’s resources at cost.

The ironic thing while there is a McDonald’s near the White House. Wendy’s and Burger King is a bit of a drive. Chick-Fil-A is closer, and sells marginally better food. (Chick-Fil-A’s politics aside, because Trump wouldn’t give a shit about them.)

Also going by his number of 300 Hamburgers, he likely spent between $700-1000 for the meal. Having a catered meal prepared by Boston Market (While marginally better, would still be better than this mess) for about 70-80 people would have been over a $1000, but not likely over $2000.


#1984

I was amused by the whole burger thing and how genuinely happy Trump looked. Honestly I don’t think people should give him such a hard time over this, he does plenty of genuinely evil things we can focus on. Sauce packets on silver platters is just something to laugh about.


#1985

I think people are more amused at how cheap and without class Trump is than angry. Also, when things are so bad, and every day there’s another horrible news story, sometimes you just have to shake your head and laugh at the ridiculous stuff as a way to make yourself feel better.

There’s also the racial angle that Trump is serving fast food to predominantly Black athletes and expecting them to think it’s the best thing since sliced bread.


#1986

Out of all the angles from the Trump/Clemson dinner, the racial one is arguably the one with the least merit. Trump is a huge fan of fast food, especially McDonald’s, and he himself may actually think it’s the greatest thing since sliced bread.

Granted, supposedly one of the reasons why he likes McDonald’s so much is that he’s paranoid about people poisoning his food and he figures that since McDonald’s food is turned over so quickly, there’d be no time for anyone to poison him.