Emperor Berates National Media for Reporting on his Nudity; Aides Say “Lack of Discipline” Keeps Emperor from Realizing He Is Bare Ass Naked

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Politico tells us this evening that Trump struggles to shake his erratic campaign habits. The New York Times lets us in on the fact that a Rocky First Weekend for Trump Troubles Even His Top Aides.

The articles speak of “lack of discipline,” of inexperience, of the absence of people around The Donald who have the finesse and guts to tell him no. And another, from the Washington Monthly, speculates that Trump and his press secretary are “gaslighting the press.”

Folks, “discipline” is not the damn mot juste here. There is an old idiom that speaks of a person who “doesn’t have sense enough to get out of the rain.” But before you exert the discipline to walk through the front door, you need to bloody well perceive that it’s raining.

This from the New York Times story White House Pushes “Alternative Facts. Here Are the Real Ones.

Mr. Trump said that though he had been “hit by a couple of drops” of rain as he began his address on Inauguration Day, the sky soon cleared. “And the truth is, it stopped immediately, and then became sunny,” he said. “And I walked off, and it poured after I left. It poured.”

The truth is that it began to rain lightly almost exactly as Mr. Trump began to speak and continued to do so throughout his remarks, which lasted about 18 minutes, and after he finished.

He could not take in that it rained.

The Times article goes on to lay out a number of other alternative realities, including much more detail on the crowd size issue and Trump’s erroneous perception of things. Trump is quoted as saying he saw the crowds stretching back to the Washington Monument. I am very much afraid he saw exactly that, even though the photos show no such thing. Large accompanying photographs tell the non-alternative facts about the crowd size.

For God’s sake, listen to what comes out of the man’s mouth about what he thinks he is seeing.

No one wants to admit that we have elected a mentally disturbed person. I don’t want to believe it. I would be overjoyed to see Trump solve his erratic behavior problem by exercising will power, listening to wise counsel, and gaining experience.

I would even be somewhat relieved if I thought that Trump had developed a rational, albeit evil, plan to “gaslight the press.”

But people had better wrap their heads around the fact that this emperor has no clothes, and they need to do it sooner rather than later.