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Trump Gets Supremely Mocked After Announcing He’ll Have A ‘Medical Exam’ Live On Fox News

Later this evening on Fox News, the so-called president of the United States, Donald Trump, will get what’s being billed as a “medical exam” during Tucker Carlson’s show, Business Insider reports:

“President Donald Trump will appear in an on-camera interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson on Friday, the network announced.

“Fox News said its resident medical expert, Dr. Marc Siegel, would ‘conduct a medical evaluation and interview’ of the president during the show.”

Specifically, Siegel will ask Trump some questions and make a diagnosis based on what the president tells him, even though the good doctor has no credibility whatsoever:

“Siegel, an associate professor of medicine at NYU Langone, has spread coronavirus misinformation in the past. Like Trump, he has repeatedly pushed the unproven drug hydroxychloroquine as a COVID-19 treatment in Fox News interviews, and in March he falsely claimed that the disease was no worse than the flu.”

Sounds totally legit, huh? Twitter certainly thought so, and mockery ensued:

Speaking only for myself (though I’m quite certain others feel the same), there’s not any damn part of a Trump physical exam that should be shown on television at any time of the day. I’d just as soon watch maggots making a meal of a roadkill armadillo.

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Befuddled Trump Suggested That Space Force Uniforms Be Designed By Melania

Proving yet again that he is indeed the most utterly clueless president in U.S. history, we have word today that Donald Trump thought it would be a wonderful idea if his wife, First Lady Melania Trump, designed the uniforms for his fledgling new branch of the military, Space Force


According to Time:

“Four options, products of monthslong deliberations with advertising agencies and Air Force brass, were printed on foam-core posters and arrayed in front of the President. Trump studied each one -before -settling on one featuring a silver delta symbol circled by a white orbiting spacecraft surmounting a blue globe. To make it official, Trump pulled out a black Sharpie marker, drew an arrow pointed at the seal and scratched out his signature above it. Before the brass left, the President offered a suggestion: perhaps First Lady and former model Melania Trump should help design Space Force uniforms because of her impeccable fashion sense. The incident later served as the comedic tension at the heart of an episode of the eponymous and fictional Netflix series.”


What exactly are Melania’s qualifications for such a job? She was once a model? Well, as a matter of fact, she was also a nude model, so does that mean all Space Force members would be wearing their birthday suit as a uniform?

Of course, it’s instructive to recall that this is the very same Donald Trump who cannot stop bragging about how well he did on a test to determine whether or not he’s suffering from dementia. Just the fact that he was given the test tells you that doctors had serious questions about his mental ability. After all, the test asks you to pick an elephant out of a series of drawings. There are well-trained chimpanzees that can pass that cognitive test with flying colors.


Just when you think things cannot possibly get more surreal and downright absurd when it comes to the Trump administration, Donald Trump lowers the bar even further and manages to limbo right under that sucker.

For the love of God, please let this end soon!

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Noted Physician Humiliates Trump For His Endless Bragging About Passing A Simple Memory Test

Donald Trump — aka the “Stable Genius” — cannot stop bragging about how well he did on a so-called cognitive test, asserting that his performance on the sophomoric evaluation was stunningly impressive.


But as The Washington Post notes, the cognitive tool used on Trump was something known as the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, a 10-minute test that’s designed to determine if a person is suffering from dementia, which raises the issue that the president was given the test because his doctors thought he might be on the decline mentally:

“Experts say the president’s fixation on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment — or MoCA, as it is sometimes called — is particularly puzzling because the test is normally administered only if someone is concerned that they or their loved ones may be experiencing dementia or other cognitive decline. Getting a perfect score — as Trump has repeatedly claimed he did — merely signifies that the test-taker probably does not have a cognitive impairment as measured by the exam.”


So if Trump “passed” the test, that doesn’t exactly mean he’s ready to join Mensa and start teaching theoretical physics at MIT.

Ziad Nasreddine, the neurologist who created the test, explains that MoCA is not an IQ test:

“It’s not meant to measure IQ or intellectual skill in anyway. If someone performs well, what it means is they can be ruled out for cognitive impairment that comes with diseases like Alzheimer’s, stroke or multiple sclerosis. That’s it.

“The reason most people take the test is they or others start noticing mental decline. They forgot where they parked the car, can’t remember what groceries to buy by the time they get to the store. They keep forgetting to take their medication.”


Dr. Kavita Patel, a frequent guest on MSNBC, says Trump clearly doesn’t understand that the MoCA test is all about and what purpose it serves, telling host Ayman Mohyeldin on Thursday:

“Very simply, this is a test of memory recall. It’s something that I commonly do. It’s three objects. You can do more, but it’s three objects and usually, I’ll say things like pen, watch, paper and then it’s really to test for that short-term memory recall.

“Candidly, we’re looking for much deeper issues such as dementia or, again, something that could be prohibiting a person from having the ability to remember something from ten minutes ago. So this is not meant to be some sort of detailed neurocognitive think of it like a screening. Almost like a blood pressure test. It’s something to give you a signal and then you look for more.”

Maybe the reason Trump keeps bragging about his performance on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment is because he’s simply not used to doing well at anything. So when the doctors told him he had managed to not make a complete fool of himself on a rudimentary memory test, he thought he’d just been given a gold star like some sort of overgrown second-grader.

Stable genius? The only place that’s even remotely true is in Donald Trump’s nearly empty skull.

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Trump Just Called Absentee Ballots ‘Fine’ And Then Criticized Mail-In Voting As ‘Dishonest’

Once again on Friday, Donald Trump decided he’d attack the idea of voting by mail. But this time he directly contradicted himself in back-to-back tweets.


Specifically, Trump praised absentee ballots, deeming them to be “fine,” but then claimed that mail-in voting is “dishonest” and cannot be trusted:

Once again, Donald Trump reaffirms what many of us have known for quite some time: There’s embarrassingly stupid and then there’s Trump stupid.


As CNN noted in a fact-check they did after the president sent out the two tweets, there’s not a shred of truth in what Trump is claiming:

“Trump is inventing a distinction where none exists, and also peddling baseless claims of rigged elections and fraudulent ballots. Different states use different terms, but ‘absentee ballots’ are ‘mail-in ballots,’ and vice versa. Regardless, there are strict measures in place across the country to verify the authenticity of all ballots cast in the mail. These measures are very successful — more than 99.9% of votes in US elections are legitimate.”


Fortunately, it appears that karma is starting to catch up with Trump and his attacks on voting by mail, with key battleground states such as Florida and Pennsylvania reporting that requests for absentee ballots among Democrats are up, but requests by Republicans are down significantly. That’s not exactly the “Trump effect” the GOP was hoping for.

Remember way back when Trump called himself a “stable genius”? Mr. Ed was a stable genius. Donald Trump, however, is as dense as a chunk of granite.

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Trump Claims Ivanka Has Created ‘Over 15 Million Jobs’ In The United States

With all the news that bombards us on a daily basis these days, it’s inevitable that you probably missed remarks President Donald Trump made recently during a call with business leaders to discuss financial relief to small businesses in the United States.


As you’d expect, most of what Trump said was imminently forgettable, but one thing he blurted out caught a lot of people’s attention. He claimed that his daughter, Ivanka, has created 15 million jobs all by herself. For the doubters in the audience, here’s the video:

If you’re not good in math, that means that Ivanka has created 10 percent of all the jobs in the United States, Vox notes:

“To put this claim in perspective, as of January — before the coronavirus pandemic caused the US economy to start hemorrhaging jobs — about 152 million people in the United States were employed, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. So Trump is claiming that his daughter created about 10 percent of all the jobs in the United States.

“Ivanka has apparently been working overtime in recent months: During a White House event last November, Trump claimed that his daughter has ‘gotten jobs for’ 14 million people. So, if one takes Trump’s statements at face value, she created a million jobs in just the past six months.”


Translation: There’s bullshit, and then there’s Trumpian bullshit, which is always much larger than the biggest dump that comes out of the most enormous longhorn steer on the planet.


What Trump was referring to when he invoked Ivanka’s name is something known as the Workforce Policy Board, which hasn’t created anywhere close to 15 million jobs. Matter of fact, that’s not even the purpose of the board:

“The workforce policy board Ivanka co-chairs works with private companies to get them to offer training opportunities to workers. According to the Washington Post’s Fact Checker, the fruit of that effort has been companies offering more than 6.5 million training opportunities to workers. That’s nothing to sneeze at — workforce development is important — but a training opportunity is not the same thing as an actual job.”

Since Donald Trump likes to make up bogus numbers, maybe he can also explain why 22 million people filed for unemployment over the past month is no big deal.

Next thing you know, Trump will be telling us Ivanka cured coronavirus. Then again, he’ll probably want to save that honor for himself.