Beyond the Fringe

His father’s youth wing forced him off the stage last night when the author of Triggered began a book-promotion appearance by announcing he wouldn’t take any questions/comments.

Why did this seemingly routine announcement (lots of speakers opt not to do Q/A), um, trigger the most ardent supporters of America’s Genius of the Carpathians to attack his son and his son’s very Elena Ceausescu partner (she instructed the assembly that “You’re not making your parents proud by being rude and disruptive.”)?

Well, “We wanted to ask questions about immigration and about Christianity, but they didn’t want to face those questions.” No kidding. If you thought John McCain had a hard time handling a voter who told him Obama was an Arab, imagine fielding Since America was uniquely created by Jesus Christ, who was white, why do we accept non-white immigrants?

Our Genius of the Carpathians Gets His Very Own Nicolae Ceausescu Moment.

Ceausescu.

Trump.

“It’s almost as if it pays to be not depraved.”

“Hey it’s gonna be US government property soon. And it’s just sitting there.”

Having dropped the idea of using his Florida resort for the G7 summit, the president has now proposed Jeffrey Epstein’s Manhattan townhouse. “It’s enormous. It’s beautifully furnished, I can tell you. It’s a stately, storied, residence. Central location! Whaddaya want?” he tweeted.

Hey! Y’all come down now, y’hear?

In her testimony, [Fiona] Hill described her fears that Mr. Sondland represented a counterintelligence risk because his actions made him vulnerable to foreign governments who could exploit his inexperience. She said Mr. Sondland extensively used a personal cellphone for official diplomatic business and repeatedly told foreign officials they were welcome to come to the White House whenever they liked.

Ms. Hill said that his invitations, which were highly unusual and not communicated to others at the White House, prompted one instance in which Romanian officials arrived at the White House without appointments, citing Mr. Sondland.

“Unable to lead with honor, all he has left is to make everyone seem as rotten as he is.”

Scathing Online Schoolmarm finds this a nice, pithy description of America’s own Genius of the Carpathians.

Evan McMullin said it.

The Genius of the Carpathians, II

It isn’t clear whether Trump considered his request for [Rex] Tillerson to intervene [in a criminal case] to be improper or was just testing the bounds of what he could do as president on an issue that could provide diplomatic benefits while also helping Giuliani, a longtime supporter…

Tillerson has said publicly that the president frequently asked him to do things that were illegal.

“So often, the president would say ‘Here’s what I want to do and here’s how I want to do it,’ and I would have to say to him, ‘Mr. President I understand what you want to do but you can’t do it that way,”’ Tillerson said in an on-stage interview with Bob Schieffer in Texas last year. “It violates the law, it violates treaty you know and he just, he got really frustrated when we’d have those conversations.”

What’s the difference between Communist Romania and Contemporary America?

We can laugh openly at our Genius of the Carpathians.

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