While millions (and actual millions) of men, children, women, and pets were gathering in cities across the globe to protest President Trump, Trump was using a briefing at a major intelligence agency to b*tch about crowd sizes like an angry mean girl who was upstaged at her sweet 16th party.
Here’s a portion of Lord Cheeto’s speech to members of the CIA:
So I can only say that I am with you 1,000%. And the reason you’re my first stop is that, as you know, I have a running war with the media. They are among the most dishonest human beings on Earth. [LAUGHTER, APPLAUSE]
Right? And they sort of made it sound like I had a feud with the intelligence community. And I just want to let you know, the reason you’re the number one stop is exactly the opposite. Exactly. And they understand that too.
And I was explaining about the numbers. We did a thing yesterday, the speech , and everybody really liked the speech. You had to have liked it? [APPLAUSE]
But, we had a massive field of people . You saw that. Packed.
I get up this morning. I turn on one of the networks and they show an empty field. I say: ‘Wait a minute. I made a speech . I looked out. The field was…. It looked like a million, a million and a half people.’
Yes, this human petri dish is really president.
But much focus has been placed on the supposed cheers that Trump received during his gazillionth temper tantrum. But it turns out that the president brought his own studio audience in tow as if he were appearing on the Price is Right or some shit.
CBS News just confirmed that President Donald Trump brought a studio audience to his visit with the CIA on Saturday. The news agency reports that an official said the visit left a wake of “unease,” “made relations with the intelligence community worse,” and was “uncomfortable.”
Well, lord knows he doesn’t need a laugh track.
According to CBS,“An official with knowledge of the makeup of the crowd says that there were about 40 people who’d been invited by the Trump, Mike Pence and Rep. Mike Pompeo teams. The Trump team expected Rep. Pompeo, R-Kansas, to be sworn in during the event as the next CIA director, but the vote to confirm him was delayed on Friday by Senate Democrats. Also sitting in the first several rows in front of the president was the CIA’s senior leadership, which was not cheering the remarks.”
The notion of a president bringing a cheering session to a freaking major briefing before a supremely important government agency is vomit inducing in and of itself, but the fact that Trump cynically tried to trick the public into thinking that the CIA somehow is all in for Trump is even more despicable.
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