Been a banner week for Dolt 45, as he has been basically rolled on all fronts. He has:
1.) Dropped his bellicose BS with China over Taiwan, and has agree to adhere to the One China policy. That’s playing well in China:
The phrase bandied around after Trump’s Thursday night phone call with Chinese Communist Party Secretary Xi Jinping is “paper tiger.” James Zimmerman, the former head of the American Chamber of Commerce in China, told Reuters that Trump’s threatening to repudiate the One China Policy and then backing down “confirmed to the world that he is a paper tiger … someone that seems threatening but is wholly ineffectual and unable to stomach a challenge.” The international affairs expert Shi Yanhong told the New York Times, “Trump lost his first fight with Xi and will be looked at as a paper tiger,” while The Guardian headlined a piece about the call, “China U-turn is latest sign Trump may turn out to be a paper tiger.” (Mainland Chinese media has, generally speaking, taken a gracious — one might even say victorious — attitude towards the phone call.)
2.) Got the military kicked out of Yemen (which might be a good thing so we can no longer wage Saudi Arabia’s war):
Angry at the civilian casualties incurred last month in the first commando raid authorized by President Trump, Yemen has withdrawn permission for the United States to run Special Operations ground missions against suspected terror groups in the country, according to American officials.
Grisly photographs of children apparently killed in the crossfire of a 50-minute firefight during the raid caused outrage in Yemen. A member of the Navy’s SEAL Team 6, Chief Petty Officer William Owens, was also killed in the operation.
3.) Got beat up by the 9th circuit for being a fucking bigmouthed idiot, said he would take them to court, and now is backing down:
The White House sent conflicting signals on Friday evening, with chief of staff Reince Priebus saying the administration was still considering an appeal to the Supreme Court after a lower court soundly rejected its request to reinstate the order.
Priebus’s statement came roughly an hour after a White House official said it was not planning to challenge the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling upholding a temporary restraining order (TRO) blocking the ban.
And Trump himself has said a new order on security could come next week.
Speaking of threatening to go to court and then not following through, when is he going to sue all the women he sexually assaulted?
4.) Got screwed in the ass and had his VP made to look like the fool by the wingnut he has advising him:
National security adviser Michael Flynn spoke privately with Vice President Pence on Friday in an apparent attempt to contain the fallout from the disclosure that Flynn had discussed U.S. sanctions on Russia with that country’s ambassador and then allowed Pence and other White House officials to publicly deny that he had done so, an administration official said.
The conversation took place as senior Democrats in Congress called for existing investigations of Russia’s interference in the 2016 election to expand in scope to scrutinize Flynn’s contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak weeks before the Trump administration took office.
5.) Had his other advisor almost banned from CNN and then beat down for promoting Ivanka’s clothing line.
In other news, intelligence agencies are corroborating the Russian dossier and Trump hates his job and his staff and Republicans everywhere are getting screamed at by angry constituents.
This would be funny if it weren’t so damned tragic.