Thursday, September 17, 2015

I'm Really Enjoying Mother Jones' Recap of Last Night's Republican Debate: As You Imagined, Many Involve The Trump

Posted By on Thu, Sep 17, 2015 at 10:58 AM

If you missed the Republican debate Wednesday evening (I hope you didn't—because A. We should all be informed on who wants to be our next president, even if you don't plan on voting for'em; and B. One should not miss the opportunity to laugh uncontrollably and play drinking games every time Donald Trump makes a Jeepers Creepers facial expression or shouts racist/sexist comments (or insults someone because of their physical appearance). Truly, straight outta the circus), the nonprofit, news magazine Mother Jones has bee posting hilarious recaps. As you might have guessed it, most of them involve your favorite candidate, the Donald.

First there's Trump's suggestion that he doesn't know any foreign groups because they are all just a bunch of Arab names.

Moderator Jake Tapper asked Trump how he could be commander in chief if he doesn't even recognize the names of foreign leaders and groups. According to Mother Jones, the discussion stemmed from a Trump comment earlier this month in which he confused Iran's Quds Force—a special forces unit within the Middle Eastern country's Revolutionary Guard—with the Kurds, which is an ethnic group in Iraq. If you want to president, might want to start learning names, geography and other material that might be useful, ya know?
How'd Trump deal with Tapper's question? After all, confusing and mispronouncing foreign names was a standard criticism that dogged George W. Bush throughout his presidency. But Trump? Nah, he's not worried. First, he boasted about how Hewitt—a co-moderator of the CNN debate—had since apologized and said that "Donald Trump is maybe the best interview anywhere that he's ever done."

"I will say this though," Trump continued, "Hugh was giving me name after name—Arab name, Arab name, Arab—and there are few people anywhere, ANYWHERE, that would have known those names. I think he was reading them off a sheet."

When Jake Tapper reminded former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina about those comments Trump made on Rolling Stone regarding her face. "Look at that face. Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?"

Whether you agree with her views or not, Fiorina has balls. She's not intimated and, according to several web commentators, she had some of the best quotes of the night. Especially when it came to confronting Trump's blatant disrespect against women (did he forget that he CAME OUT OF ONE?). Her response to Trump's comment: "I think women all over this country heard very clearly what Mr. Trump said."

The time Jeb Bush said his bro, former president-gone-bathroom-self-portraits-painter George W. Bush "kept us safe." Hmmmmm. 

I agreed with Trump's answer: "You feel safe right now? I don't feel safe." Well, I feel safe, but W definitely didn't keep many people safe. Certainly not this country's young men and women in the military fighting an oil war, and DEFINITELY not the innocent civilians overseas. 

When Bush apologized to his mom for smoking weed in high school. 

 "So, 40 years ago, I smoked marijuana, and I admit it. I'm sure that other people might have done it and may not want to say it in front of 25 million people. My mom's not happy that I just did." Bush later tweeted, "Sorry mom."

Last but not least, Trump tried to give Dr. Ben Carson a high-five. Hahaha.

From Mother Jones:
Neurosurgeon Ben Carson jumped on the anti-Iraq war bandwagon with Trump and Sen. Rand Paul. "When the issue occurred in 2003, I suggested to President Bush that he not go to war? OK," Carson said. "So I just want that on the record." Trump, standing next to Carson at the center of the stage, raised his hand to give Carson a high five.

But Carson nearly left Trump hanging before timidly offering his hand for an awkward shake.

Thanks Mother Jones for the entertainment!

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