Trump’s first Secretary of Defense, General Jim Mattis, broke his long silence on the differences with the immature president that led him to resign two years ago, releasing a written statement critical of Mr. Trump:

“Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people — does not even pretend to try,” Mr. Mattis wrote in a statement issued late Wednesday. “Instead he tries to divide us. We are witnessing the consequences of three years of this deliberate effort. We are witnessing the consequences of three years without mature leadership”


“I have watched this week’s unfolding events, angry and appalled,” Mattis writes. “The words ‘Equal Justice Under Law’ are carved in the pediment of the United States Supreme Court. This is precisely what protesters are rightly demanding. It is a wholesome and unifying demand—one that all of us should be able to get behind.”



The president, for his part, predictably responded the only way he knows how:  “I know you are, but what am I?” [1]  He made his usual point in a serious of churlish, opinionated and at times blatantly untruthful tweets, as when he claimed to have fired Mattis who nobody likes or respects anyway.   (Mattis is apparently greatly respected and well-liked.  Annoying, sir, I KNOW!)

I’m trying to watch an interview on the subject of Mattis’s comments and their ripple effect on Republican Trump enablers in the Senate (apparently Lisa Murkowski publicly agrees with Mattis) when I’m greeted with this ubiquitous paid ad, paid for by the Committee to Stroke A Gigantic Whining Baby’s Delicate and Endlessly Needy Ego– funded by the RNC:

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OK, man, you win.   I’m signing the card right now:    

Happy birthday, you giant, happy baby!   

Hope Hicks will be by in a moment to wipe, powder and diaper your extremely sensitive bottom, sir.   I hope you get your favorite cake on June 14.  You sure deserve it!


{1]  I was gratified to see that the night after I wrote this the brilliant Seth Meyers summarized the Baby-in-Chief’s retorts to Mattis the same way.  Bravo, Seth!   I know you are, but what am I?

2 comments on “Relentless

  1. It is really a wonder how the people can take more of this.

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