By Evan Hurst as originally published over at Wonkette and reposted here with permission
It’s time for your weekly reminder that in the Trump era, APESH*T OUTRAGE WORKS.
On Monday, Donald Trump, the transactional president who for some godforsaken reason sees Vladimir Putin has his one true father, discussed making an Art Of The Deal with Russia that involved letting Robert Mueller interrogate the Russian spies who hacked America in 2016 (with Russian supervision, of course, in Russia) in exchange for sending Putin whichever American citizens hurt Putin’s poor fragile feelings the past several years. One of Putin’s targets is Michael McFaul, the former ambassador to Russia, whom Putin just hates. Hillary Clinton isn’t on the official list yet, but give it a few weeks.
On Wednesday, Sarah Huckabee Sanders looked at reporters and told them Trump’s people were considering the idea, but hadn’t decided yet, because it’s so hard for the Trump administration to decide how many treasons to do per week.
But hooray! The White House has decided that, after literally every American with a patriotic bone in his or her body said, “THE F*&K YOU SAY,” they will not send Americans to Putin’s gulag after all. The Washington Post reports:
The White House announced Trump’s opposition Thursday as the Senate prepared to vote on a resolution telling the president not to honor Putin’s request, which would have exposed former U.S. ambassador Michael McFaul, among others, to Russian questioning.
“It is a proposal that was made in sincerity by President Putin, but President Trump disagrees with it,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement.
Oh my Lord, Shuckabee, did you really type that Putin’s offer was “sincere,” or did Donald grab the statement after you finished with it and add those words in illiterate Sharpie in the margins, along with “DOES NOT MEAN PUTIN IS NOT MY BEST FRIEND” and “NO COLLUSION”?
By the way, that resolution passed the Senate with flying colors:
98-0. Bipartisanship is not dead yet in the US Senate. Thank you all for your support.
— Michael McFaul (@McFaul) July 19, 2018
WOMP WOMP, Trump! Sorry American freedom and democracy stepped all over you again! Guarantee it’s gonna happen again! Enjoy the 48 Big Macs you have for dinner tonight! Don’t talk directly into the soccer ball Putin gave you, ‘less you want it to talk back to you in Russian!