One of 45’s favorite phrases is “believe me.” He says some idiotic or outrageous thing or follows up an obvious lie with “believe me.”
45’s voters say they believe in him, but not to believe him; don’t take what he says literally. We’re hearing from 45’s voters how they regret their vote now. They didn’t literally want the people they know deported, just the bad people, those other people. They didn’t literally want Planned Parenthood defunded. They didn’t literally want the ACA gone. They want the wall, but they don’t want to pay for it. 45 said “Mexico will pay for it. Believe me.” Some who regret voting for him are upset that he’s not doing what he said he’d do. Others are upset because he is doing what he said he’d do.
“When someone shows you who they are believe them; the first time.” – Maya Angelou
Now we hear shit like “The old expression, to the victor belong the spoils,” from 45, and then, “We should’ve kept the oil. But, okay, maybe we’ll have another chance.” He didn’t say this once. Oh, no, he said it several times, not that once wouldn’t have been bad enough. He’s the leader of the free world (on the days he’s not claiming he’s not the president because of 3-5 million fraudulent votes in the election), and he makes threats like that. Obviously, people are going to take it seriously.
Oh wait. The Defense Secretary went to Baghdad and said, “We’re not in Iraq to seize anybody’s oil.”
Which is it?
Either we believe what comes out of 45’s puckered face or we don’t. If he can’t be trusted to speak intelligently, clearly, and truthfully, his babysitters need to give him his crayons and keep him far away from everyone, from the press, from world leaders, from electronic devices, especially phones and cameras, but definitely away from all humans. For four years. I’m not kidding. Or he needs to, again, get the fuck out of my house.
If he is going to be an adult, the leader the President of the United States needs to be, then we need to be able to believe him. Believe me.
Link: “Administration adopts a ‘Never-Mind-What-Trump-Said’ foreign policy” – Steve Benen of MSNBC