Wednesday, February 08, 2017

White House leaks claim that Donald Trump called General Mike Flynn at 3 AM to ask whether it was a strong or weak dollar that was good for the US economy.

"Yeah, I'm going to save the economy. Just as soon as I figure out how the damn thing works."
Courtesy of HuffPo: 

President Donald Trump was confused about the dollar: Was it a strong one that’s good for the economy? Or a weak one? 

So he made a call ― except not to any of the business leaders Trump brought into his administration or even to an old friend from his days in real estate. Instead, he called his national security adviser, retired Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn, according to two sources familiar with Flynn’s accounts of the incident. 

Flynn has a long record in counterintelligence but not in macroeconomics. And he told Trump he didn’t know, that it wasn’t his area of expertise, that, perhaps, Trump should ask an economist instead. 

Trump was not thrilled with that response ― but that may have been a function of the time of day. Trump had placed the call at 3 a.m., according to one of Flynn’s retellings ― although neither the White House nor Flynn’s office responded to requests for confirmation about that detail.

Remember this is the guy who is going to dramatically increase jobs and save the economy.

Kind of heard to imagine if he does not understand such a basic premise, and if he continues going to people who have no expertise economics.

It should be noted that there are numerous news articles discussing the unprecedented number of leaks coming from his administration, and even this article suggests that the people working for Trump who are essentially terrified at his lack of experience and extreme impulsiveness:

Unsurprisingly, Trump’s volatile behavior has created an environment ripe for leaks from his executive agencies and even within his White House. And while leaks typically involve staffers sabotaging each other to improve their own standing or trying to scuttle policy ideas they find genuinely problematic, Trump’s 2-week-old administration has a third category: leaks from White House and agency officials alarmed by the president’s conduct.

I know I have said this before, but just in case you missed it, yeah....we're fucked. 


  1. Jim in Texas12:03 PM

    And the actual answer is: It depends!
    1. Where are we now?
    2. Is there current movement? Why?
    3. What are your actual goals? And for whom?

    Then we can START to answer the question.

    1. Anonymous12:43 PM

      Start Here with Ideas:

  2. Jim in Texas12:03 PM

    Trump. Some "businessman", huh? :-)

  3. Anonymous12:11 PM

    I fret that he'll do some heavy handed actions based on the advice he's told. If someone says weak dollar is good, he'll turn up the printing press and blindly inflate the currency. If he's told a strong dollar is good, he'll force interest rates up and make access to capital harder.

    1. Leland3:16 PM

      "...he'll force interest rates up and make access to capital harder.:

      And that, of course, COMPLETELY contradicts one of his stated reasons for attacking Dodd-Frank!

  4. Anonymous12:16 PM

    I suspect that trump is not only a bad person at his very core, but is also quite possibly suffering from untreated bipolar disorder and the beginnings of dementia. Even if he was just having a bout of insomnia, why on Earth would he feel that it's acceptable to call someone at 3 am regarding a topic that is not an acute emergency?

    1. Anonymous2:03 PM

      Google it,ass hat. How stupid to wake someone at 3am .Typical Dumbster.

  5. Anonymous12:17 PM

    Oh, for fuck's sake! That's all I can muster right now.

  6. Anonymous12:20 PM

    He'll figure out a way to exit while claiming that he's won. I'd put money on his being gone by the end of the year.

  7. Anonymous12:28 PM

    This is OT about Ivanka being a trustee for two of Rupert Murdoch's daughters until the end of Dec. of this year. We all know Ivanka went on vacation with Wendi Deng, Murdoch's ex, so we could assume she had a relationship with the Fox owner, but this shows even more of a connection. The Trumps and Fox owner have long been in bed together. It's not just about people like Billo and Hannity being buddies with Donald.

  8. Anonymous12:37 PM

    The dollar and spelling both Stump Trump:

  9. Anonymous12:38 PM


    1. Anonymous12:55 PM

      Who cares?

    2. Anonymous1:43 PM

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    3. Anonymous2:14 PM

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  10. Anonymous12:41 PM

    I WAS a REAL FUCKing Video that Rice was referring to>
    Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi..

    Cat Fight!

    1. Anonymous1:13 PM

  11. Anonymous12:48 PM

    Cheetolini is as dumb as a pile of cold shit. Stupid is as stupid does.

    Flynn has military training (and conspiracy theory), not economic. Seems the orange ass-face doesn't know the difference.

  12. Anonymous12:55 PM

    All signs point to he has real difficulty reading:
    That impacts what he can know or attempt to understand.

    1. Anonymous8:17 PM

      Love to be reading the history books in about 10 years....the US prez went sundowning 19 days into his presidency...died thinking he called the nuclear codes on china. Mitch the bitch had an eye removed hy his wife and served time in prison and had to be seperated due to number of attacks....and ryan also served time .....

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  14. Anonymous1:31 PM

    As of 2:40p local time:

  15. Anonymous1:46 PM

    I just hope all this tension from being overwhelmed and hated and the lack of sleep and sitting around eating Lays potato chips brings on that heart attack. Hate me. I don't care. This guy is evil. I don't care how he's taken out of our lives. I just want him out.

    1. Anonymous2:32 PM

      There are probably good reasons that he has hidden his medical records as firmly as he has hidden his tax returns- and I mean more than taking drugs for hair loss and a red scaly face- he's obviously covering up mental illness. What other reason could there be for an elderly man that was presumably educated to communicate like a third-grader?

    2. Anonymous6:14 AM

      I'm with you there. The sooner,the better.

  16. Anonymous2:20 PM


  17. Anonymous3:14 PM

    Well gosh, why didn’t trump go to trump university? Strong or weak, depends on why you are asking, moron.

    The fact he doesn’t’ even call the right person to get an answer is even more alarming than his lack of knowledge of economics 101.

    So much for the great businessman myth!!!

    I wish someone would remind people that claim he knows so much because he wrote the Art of the Deal, that he didn’t write it, doubt he even read it.

    Also his bragging about not sleeping much is going to bite him big time.

    1. Anonymous8:11 PM

      Sundowning, going to die soon.

    2. Anonymous6:13 AM

      Oh yeah,and he declares himself shmarter than everyone else. Gees folks...we learned about the weak/strong $ in fucking grade school.

  18. Anonymous3:43 PM

    Calling ghost of Abraham Lincoln ... appear please, 3 a.m. is a good hour. Gratefully, the Country.

  19. Anonymous4:47 PM

    This is so disturbing, but it confirms my suspicion that the reason Ivanka and her husband moved to D.C. is to keep an eye on him.

    1. Anonymous5:11 PM

      Also didn't Ivanka sell her business, so she could be close to daddy? Now he is in a twitter war with Nordstrums.

    2. Anonymous8:10 PM

      To be firdt kafy. Creepy people.

    3. Anonymous8:10 PM

      First lady

  20. Anonymous5:13 PM

    Wasn't trump ranting recently that there are still Obama people working in the WH?

    Could they be the source of the leaks?

    But on the other hand maybe it is just another lie because they would have known how to turn the lights on:)

  21. Anonymous5:20 PM

    I sure hope they disconnected the “Nuke phone”.

    Oops I thought I was calling Domino’s pizza and launched a nuclear warhead instead.
    @ realDonnieTrump


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