Posts Tagged ‘sore loser’

50 Ways to Leave the White House

December 4, 2020

“Fifty Ways to Leave the White House,” written by Paul Simon, with new lyrics by Don Caron, about a lame duck dilemma that Jimmy Kimmel calls “Squattergate.” Produced by the Parody Project.

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‘I’ll Sue!’ Says Most Litigious President Ever

November 10, 2020

'I'll Sue!' Says Most Litigious President Ever

After losing to Joe Biden in the election, Donald Trump is continuing his economic stimulus policy of full employment for lawyers, suing in several states to try overturning his rejection by a majority of voters, claiming his victory has been “stolen” because states are actually counting actual votes. He first asked several states to stop counting votes while he seemed to be ahead, before all the Biden-leaning mail-in ballots were counted. Mr. Trump, former owner of the failed U.S.F.L. New Jersey Generals football team, essentially asked the refs to stop the game in the 3rd quarter and declare him the winner.

Donald Trump had already used campaign funds to pay lawyers in pre-election lawsuits, and continues to make his supporters pay for his sore-loser legal claims, but state taxpayers will foot the bill for defending election boards against the spurious suits. It’s not surprising that Mr. Trump would resort to the courts for his hail-mary legal claims. In 2016, while he was the GOP candidate, Donald Trump was involved in 3500 lawsuits. His legal team should be grateful to be paid with campaign funds. As a businessman, Donald Trump had a habit of stiffing his lawyers.

UPDATE: Donald Trump has found a way to further his baseless legal claims for free — he’s going to pay for them with your tax dollars. Attorney General William Barr has authorized the U.S. Department of Justice to pursue these wacky conspiracy theories in violation of common sense. This also violates long-standing DOJ policy, so the director of the Election Crimes Branch, the official in charge of election fraud investigations, has resigned.

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Trump Loses While On the Golf Course, Where He Spent His Term

November 7, 2020

Trump Loses While On the Golf Course, Where He Spent His Term

As election officials sealed his re-election defeat and 230,000 Americans lay dead, Comander-in-Cheat Donald Trump was on his Viriginia golf course on Saturday morning, where he has spent 284 days of his presidency So far. With 73 days left in office, there’s plenty of time for this lame-duck sore loser to pardon his imprisoned co-conspirators (if not himself), poison the wells, burn the crops, and sow the fields with salt. All from the greens of Trump-branded golf properties, of course, where the caddies won’t call him out for kicking balls closer to the holes.

Watch out, though. President-Elect Biden also plays golf.

More:

“President Trump Releases Statement From The Golf Course On Projected Biden Win,” Dominique Mosbergen and Sara Boboltz, Huffington Post

“Trump’s motorcade greeted by jeering Biden supporters near White House as he returns from playing golf,” Tim O’Donnell, The Week

“Trump Was Golfing When He Lost The Election And He Saw People Celebrating On The Way Back To The White House,” Salvador Hernandez, BuzzFeed News

“Trump Slinks Home From Golf Course and Throws Twitter Tantrum,” Blake Montgomery, Daily Beast

“What Trump might do now he’s lost the election: From pardoning cronies to sabotaging the transition,” Alex Woodward, The Independent

“Trump’s 75-day finale, fully unrestrained,” Glen Johnson, Axios

“The destructive power of a lame duck president,” Oliver Staley, Quartz

Update:

“It was perhaps inevitable it would end when Trump was on the golf course,” Philip Bump, Washington Post

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