Trudeau practices his meditation. CNN photo. Front photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters
Oh man. The Stable Genius just fell off the world stage at London's NATO meeting, and it was not pretty. His speech slurred and his eyes amphetamine-huge, Trump's wee brain seemed spectacularly frazzled, perhaps by the just-released, 300-page, utterly damning House Intelligence Committee impeachment report finding he “abused the power of his office for personal and political gain at the expense of national security,” citing "overwhelming" evidence of his misconduct and obstruction of Congress, and adding, for good measure, “Indeed, it would be hard to imagine a stronger or more complete case of obstruction than that demonstrated by the president," never mind "the steaming nonsense" of the GOP's lame, nothing-to-see-here response. Thus burdened by a hovering cloud of impending reality, Trump ranted, rambled, raved, lied, contradicted himself, delivered indecipherable non sequiturs and insulted enemies and friends alike in multiple ill-considered appearances before the press.
Macron was "very, very nasty" - though Trump also flailingly tried to "joke" about ISIS with him. On Syria - yes, journalists still pretend they're not speaking to a madman - "We have taken the oil. I've taken the oil. We should have done it in other locations, frankly, where we were. I can name four of them right now, but we've taken the oil...Our great soldiers are right around the oil where we've got the oil." On climate policy: "I believe very strongly in very, very crystal clear, clean water and clean air. That's a big part of climate change." On nuclear proliferation: "I'm - you know, the - the whole situation with nuclear to me is very, very important...It has to be dealt with very strongly." Most gob-smackingly on Adam Schiff, as a pained Trudeau sat next to him: "I think he’s a maniac. I think Adam Schiff is a deranged human being. I think he grew up with a complex for lots of reasons that are obvious. I think he’s a very sick man. And he lies.” To which the Internet universally responded with, "P-R-O-J-E-C-T-I-O-N." Meanwhile, Trudeau and other, actual leaders gathered later to snickeringly gossip about our Dear Lunatic in a clip that's gone viral. So much winning.
“The Democrats have gone crazy and you know what? They have to be careful because when the shoe is on the other foot, and some day, hopefully in the very long distant future, you’ll have a Democrat president, you’ll have a Republican House and they’ll do the same thing because somebody picked an orange out of a refrigerator and you don’t like it so let’s go and impeach them. That’s not the way our country is supposed to be run.” - The President of the United States. The Internet: #wut