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FDChief

WTF is it with this guy?

He finally takes time out from his busy Fox and Friends-watching schedule to do a meet-and-greet with the gang in theater (Iraq, in this case)...which is nice, which is fine, which is part of the what-presidents-do-on-holidays in the 21st Century...and, yet, he manages, somehow, to screw that pooch so hard it can't even yelp.

1. Somehow he and his entourage (I can't bring myself to call it a "staff", since that implies some sort of planning and organization) couldn't be arsed to check in with, y'know, the "host nation" government. This pissed off the Iraqi pols who, while IMO being as much of a fairly-worthless bunch as most Arab pols, are understandably touchy about Americans treating Iraq like a conquered province. The result was an angry shout to vote the Yanquis out. Whether or not that will happen, it was ridiculously needless and a boneheaded oxygen-thief-level fuckup by the POTUS and his groupies.

2. For a guy who was all fribbly about "giving away our secrets to the enemy" he was remarkably careless about tweeting out the presence of a supposedly-covert USN special operations team. Derp!

3. And then he proceeded to give the assembled joes and mollies a rip-roaring campaign speech full of political poison about Democratic immigration treason larded with ridiculous lies. My least-favorite was his whopper about how he, he, the Grinch, carved the 10% pay-raise-roast-beast. Seriously? What, you're now Caesar in an orange skinsuit, giving donatives to your loyal legionaries? I mean, I know the guy pretty much sees the Constitution as an asswipe, but that's ridiculous. Here's the exact quote:

"You haven’t gotten [a raise] in more than ten years. More than ten years. And we got you a big one. I got you a big one."

Aside from being, well, an utter lie, Tangerinius Caesar here couldn't "get them a big one"; he doesn't have the "power of the purse". I wouldn't expect GIs to know that - I did, but I'd taken "US Government" and con law in college - so it's utterly vile for him to try and buy loyalty with that lie.

There was more of the usual Trumpian bullshit, but those were the real low points.

Then he, apparently, proceeded to sign a bunch of MAGA hats that just mysteriously happened to have appeared in Joe's rucksack.

The whole thing stank of political partisanship, which is supposed to be the one huge no-no for the U.S. armed forces. What the commander of this USAF base was thinking I have no idea, but in the U.S. we're supposed to have he'd have 1) stood up and told the POTUS' staffers that the hats (and, supposedly a Trump campaign banner) were absolute no-go's, and 2) closed the holiday party to the POTUS and his entourage if they refused to let go, and 3) requested to be relieved if they insisted. The fact the he appears not to have even thought of that merely strengthens my suspicion that the USAF is a rat's nest of MAGAts...

It's like this guy has the reverse-Midas touch; no matter what he touches it turns to shit.

WASF.

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