Category Archives: Donald Trump

No Love from Biden for Trump Vaccine Effort

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President Biden isn’t showing his predecesor any love for the vaccines that have the pandemic on the run. Donald Trump flogged Operation Warp Speed. It was a Manhattan Project style effort to find a vaccine. Trump’s overexposure to daily press conferences may have killed his re-election. But Warp Speed was a big success.

Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson and Johnson developed, tested and jabbed vaccines into people’s arms in less than a year. It’s a process that normally takes many years.

Trump Vaccine Effort

President Biden’s response? “We inherited a mess.” Biden said that when he took office there was no plan for a vaccine rollout. And he bragged that he would ramp up to 100 million vaccines in his first hundred days. But the country was already vaccinating almost 1 million per day when he took office. And President Biden himself had already received his two shots by then.

Senate Trial of a Former President

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Mitch McConnell is ok with a Senate trial for Former President Trump. On Monday the House delivered to the Senate one article of impeachment for incitement of insurrection. Or “erection” if you’re Chuck Schumer.

So, the Senate trial of Donald Trump is on. Again. But this time Trump isn’t the president. And the purpose of a Senate trial is to remove the president. At least that’s what my copy of the constitution says. It also says that when the President is tried, the Chief Justice presides. But the presiding geezer looks suspiciously like Pat Leahy. Maybe that’s because the president isn’t being tried. I’m no constitutional scholar, I just shoot the wounded. But, as Former President Trump likes to say, we’ll see.

Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the The United States: But the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to Law.

U.S. Constitution Article. I. Section 3

The President’s Doctor and Chief of Staff off Message

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The president’s doctor, Sean Conley, gave a cheerful update on his covid condition Saturday morning at Walter Reed Hospital. He proclaimed Trump to be “in exceptionally good spirits and doing well.”

But the president’s Chief of Staff Mark Meadows soon stepped on Dr. Conley’s message by leaking an update of his own:

The President’s vitals over the last 24 hours were very concerning and the next 48 hours will be critical in terms of his care. We are still not on a clear path to a full recovery

So there.

President’s Doctor

On Sunday Doctor Conley responded in his own defense:

I was trying to reflect the upbeat attitude of the team, that the president, that his course of illness has had. Didn’t want to give any information that might steer the course of illness in another direction

Apparently the virus was asleep at the wheel. The docs gave Trump oxygen, pills and shots and sent him back to the White House on Monday.

Distractions from Covid in the Middle East

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A lot of distractions are out there – forest fires, molotov cocktail fires, pandemics and bad hair days. And now the final insult: President Trump signs peace deals in the Middle East! What will he steal next, President Obama’s Nobel Prize?

Snatching Power of the Purse with Executive Orders

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Six years ago President Obama went around Congress and snatched its power of the purse. He announced “We’re not just going to be waiting for legislation, I have a pen and a phone… and I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions and administrative actions.”

Obama, pen, phone

So I drew this Obama cartoon:

Snatching Power

And now President Trump is messing with the same purse. He used an executive order to go around Congress and cut off stimulus talks.

So, a foolish consistency being the hobgoblin of a small mind, I drew the Trump cartoon above.