Sunday, August 23, 2015

Most Ridiculous Moment - August 23, 2015


It was a pretty unexciting day on the Sunday Talk Shows. The shows addressed all the usual important issues facing the world – if Joe Biden might run for President, Hillary Clinton's e-mails, and of course, Donald Trump.

On ABC, Martin O'Malley stopped by to remind everyone that he is still actually running for President... of the United States, and Bill Richardson appeared to admit that the Clintons hated him for endorsing Barack Obama, but they're friends now that he has endorsed her.

George Stephanopoulos interviewed Scott Walker, who said Donald Trump is popular because people are frustrated that Republicans “told us they were going to repeal Obamacare and we still don't see a bill on the desk of the President.”

Walker unveiled his health care plan, which is – surprise –  tax cuts, but dodged the issue of repealing the 14th Amendment. Stephanopoulos pressed him on the other big issue in America: Clinton's e-mails.

On Meet The Press, Chuck Todd talked to the media's new favorite person, Carly Fiorina, who said she stands by her record of nearly destroying Hewlett-Packard, and blamed liberal politicians for the drought in California, for letting all the rain – which isn't falling – go into the ocean.

Governor Jerry Brown called that “ignorant” and said that the Clinton e-mail scandal has “dark energy” like a “vampire”.

Republican strategist Alex Castellanos noted Trump's surging popularity by explaining that Trump is “a manly candidate” and Obama is our “first female President” because he didn't bomb Syria.

But off course the only political phenomenon that really matters is Donald Trump. For the fourth week running, Chuck Todd got to throw Trump a couple of questions, so of course asked him if Hillary Clinton was the worst Secretary of State ever.

Trump did a longer and weirder interview on ABC, where he said Jeb Bush “is a nice person,” but is “soft,” and has no clue.” Scott Walker is also nice man, Trump said, “I like him very much,” but he's a terrible governor.

George asked him “Which failure in your career taught you the most?” Trump replied quote “I've had very few failures, George,” and explained that things that would have been disasters for most people become successes for him.

On his signature issue, immigration, he blamed unrest in Ferguson and Baltimore on gangs of illegal immigrants, and said “we're going to have a wall that will not let people in, George.”
But the most absurd moments came when Stephanopoulos asked how he planned to locate, round up and forcibly deport 11 million people, although Trump says there are actually 30 million undocumented people in the U.S.

George asked “Where are you going to get the money, where are you going to get the forces?” andExactly how are you going to do it? What are the specifics here?”

Trump would only say “it's called management” and “I'm going to get great people that know what they're doing”

When George observed “You declare how you're going to do it, but you don't say how, and “I still haven't heard the specifics,” Trump replied “Well, you'll hear it, George. Don't worry about it” and “You'll hear it.”

So, the American people are frustrated because Congress isn't wasting enough time passing bills that are sure to be vetoed; Obama is like a woman because women are weak and Obama isn't dropping enough bombs; and the GOP front runner has a crazy plan to round up 30 million people but won't say how, but “don't worry about it.”

And that's the most ridiculous thing that happened this Sunday.

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