insulting your intelligence

Axios, Jim Jordan suggests Trump was joking about China investigating Bidens

Politico, Republicans rush to defend Trump as Ukraine scandal deepens:

[S]everal Republicans went with Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-Fla.) line: That Trump’s call for foreign nations to investigate Biden can’t be taken seriously.

“I doubt the China comment is serious,” said Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), a member of GOP leadership.

“You really think he was serious about thinking that China’s going to investigate the Biden family?” said Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) on ABC’s “This Week.”

Number One

It’s pathetic.

Number Two

If Trump was joking, then why did he ream out Mitt Romney for criticizing him? Why go ballistic? Why not just laugh at the Mittster for failing to see the joke?

Number Three

At least those hiding behind the ludicrous it-was-a-joke argument aren’t yet trying to defend the conduct itself.

Number Four

Those who are placing all their money on the continuing, infinite gullibility of the base are really beginning to skate out onto the thin ice.

They are about to reach the point where even some of the folks in Van Buren County, Arkansas, will begin dimly to grasp that their intelligence is being insulted. Bigly.

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