This Is A Sick Child: Trump Gets A Twice-Daily Folder of Good News About Himself. This Is Not the Onion, Though We Wish It Was.


Thanks to leakers, VICE News reports that twice a day since the start of his unpresidency, Trump has gotten delivery of a folder of admiring tweets, stories, interviews, screenshots and other news about how bigly great he is. According to Politico, we the people pay a flunkie $89,000 a year to dig up the stuff. Sometimes, there are just photos of Trump on TV "looking powerful." Reince Priebus and Sean Spicer often did battle to see who got to bring the packet from the "war room"; in the weeks since their departures, delivery of the "propaganda document" has been more sporadic.

Ladies and gentlemen, we present the President of the United States. What an utterly pathetic excuse for a human being, never mind a leader. Not normal doesn't begin to cover this. Actually, it's so God-awful we don't know what does. We think we need to lie down for a bit, or maybe throw up. Meanwhile, the planet will presumably keep on spinning. Or not. At this lamentable point, all bets are off.

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