Archive for the ‘Trump Cards and Canards’ Category

“Our army manned the air, it rammed the ramparts, it took over the airports, it did everything it had to do.” US President Donald Trump misspeaking about 1775 and blaming a damp teleprompter.  The US President paraded his ignorance,  during yesterday’s hi-jacked and militarised 4 July celebrations,  on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, the spot where […]


Rake News?

20Nov18

“You look at other countries where they do it differently, and it’s a whole different story,” President Donald Trump, raking over new embers in California Surveying the damage on Saturday from the catastrophic California wildfires* Mr Trump revisited his claim that poor forest management was to blame. Finns have been baffled by the US President’s […]


“So many people at the higher ends of intelligence loved my press conference performance in Helsinki…”  @realDonaldTrump 9:53 PM – Jul 18, 2018 Well I certainly failed that IQ test, so ask not for whom the Bell-shaped curve tolls. Though I do think that we may have belatedly discovered an exception to John Donne’s accompanying […]


“Nobody does self-deprecating humour better than I do,”  Donald Trump modestly addresses politicians and journalists in Washington, DC March 2018. Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist David Cay Johnston’s book “The Making of Donald Trump”*, published just before the 2016 election, is deeply researched and compulsive reading. It’s a shame it wasn’t compulsory reading pre-election . The […]


 “…you understand the expression ‘prime the pump’?……Have you heard that expression used before? Because I haven’t heard it. I mean, I just…I came up with it a couple of days ago and I thought it was good. It’s what you have to do”. President Trump 4 May 2017* The group of editors from The Economist […]


“Our ties with Mexico will be much more firmly established in 2012 because, some time within the next 50 years, the Mexican border will become as the Canadian border, a free one, with the formalities and red tape of ingress and egress cuts to a minimum so that the residents of both countries can travel […]


  “This story is a fabrication and has long been discredited. I am amazed it is still making the rounds.”  Brian McAllister Linn, historian and author of Guardians of Empire: The U.S. Army and the Pacific, 1902-1940. With the usual mix of fascination and incredulity I watched part of the live broadcast of Donald Trump’s […]