This Week in Trump: June 30th, 2017 Edition

Friday, June 30th, 2017

We almost made it out of June without needing another edition of “This Week in Trump”. This week, however, was really a doozy. Here’s a (no doubt partial) list of the recent deplorable doings of Donald Trump.

June 26th: After repeatedly and falsely insisting that his inauguration crowd was bigger than Barack Obama’s, Donald Trump wasted taxpayer money by having the Inspector General for the Department of the Interior investigate the matter. Their conclusion was exactly what you’d expect: Obama’s crowd was bigger, and no one had to alter any photos to make that so. (Link)

June 27th: The Washington Post reported that a pathetically fake Time cover featuring Donald Trump hangs in multiple Trump-owned golf clubs. Following much mockery of the president’s childish ego, Trump is asked to remove the false covers by Time Magazine itself. (Link)

June 27th: While on a call with Ireland’s new prime minister Leo Varadkar1, Trump singled out Irish reporter Caitriona Perry, beckoning her over to him. He then told Varadkar he was speaking with her, saying “Caitriona Perry, she has a nice smile on her face, so I bet she treats you well”. The conversation was both weird and inappropriate, exposing the type of subtle sexism that exists for too many women in the workplace. Perry later described the incident as “bizarre”, which was extremely generous. At this time, there is no word on whether the president will be attending a sensitivity training seminar anytime soon. (Link)

June 29th: The president attacked journalists Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski in a sickening pair of tweets. As if to confirm to the world that he does in fact have deep seated issues with women, he made specific note of Brzezinski’s appearance, claiming she was “bleeding badly from a face-lift” back in December. Even many members of his own party publically condemned Trump’s comments. (Link)

You probably thought it couldn’t get any worse after Trump explained where and how he liked to grab women, and yet, here we are. Here we are. I’m sorry.


Footnotes:

  1. Varadkar also happens to be gay, a fact which shouldn’t matter at all, but makes Trump commenting on a woman’s physical appearance to him somehow yet more ridiculous. Did Trump know about Varadkar’s sexual orientation, widely discussed in the media? Was he attempting to needle Varadkar, or ensure that no one had reason to question his heterosexual bona fides? We should avoid venturing too far into unproven psychoanalysis, but this added wrinkle does seem worthy of note. ↩︎


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