Trump on Jeff Sessions, Puerto Rico: Darcy cartoons

August 31, 2018

Trump on Jeff Sessions, Puerto Rico: Darcy cartoons

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The official Puerto Rico death toll from Hurricane Maria jumped from 64 to 2,975.   President Trump responded to the news by giving himself a ’Heckuva job Trumpy” pat on the back.   

“I think we did a fantastic job in Puerto Rico,” told CNN’s Jim Acosta while taking questions from reporters in The White House.

Puerto Rico’s governor officially raised the death toll following the completion of study by George Washington University, commissioned by Puerto Rico.

The study included those who died from the after-effects of the hurricane in its count.    A previous study completed by Harvard University, earlier this summer, had  estimate the death toll was more than 4,600.    

Trump is said to prefer people with Ivy League pedigrees, especially from Harvard or Yale.  But he probably prefers Puerto Rico death toll estimates from Trump University.

Even the lower death toll estimate from George Washington University surpasses the number of Americans who died from Hurricane Katrina.

Hurricane Donald hits Sessions accent, Google....

Trump responded to the Puerto Rico news during a brief lull in his tweet storm that reached category four hitting  Attorney Jeff Sessions, Don McGahn, the Mueller investigation, Google, Facebook, NBC, Lester Holt, and Trump books.   

By the time Trump did a White House interview with Bloomberg News, Hurricane Donald downgraded to a tropical storm, at least when it came to Sessions.

Trump told Bloomberg that Sessions job would be safe at least until the midterms elections.   But he wouldn’t commit to Sessions after that.

Republican Senators have been getting lobbied hard by Trump to support his eventual firing of Sessions, reports POLITICO.

“Marbled-Mouth” Sessions doesn’t roll with Trump

POLITICO also reports that reasons Trump wants to fire Sessions include his southern accent and education.

“If Sessions’ recusal was his original sin, Trump has come to resent him for other reasons, griping to aides and lawmakers that the attorney general doesn’t have the the Ivy League pedigree the president prefers, that he can’t stand his Southern accent and that Sessions isn’t a capable defender of the president on television -- in part because he ‘talks like he has marbles in his mouth’ the president has told aides,” POLITICO reported.

What would hurt Trump more than a Russian ‘pee tape’, the Cohen tapes, a Russia collusion tape, or an ‘N-word’ tape, would be a tape of Trump mocking the accents of a large portion of his base. 

Trump prefers Trumpish, the nation’s new official language be spoken with a Trumpian accent.  It’s not Russia, it’s Russure.  It’s not China, it’s CHIna or Chinur. It’s not huge, it’s Yuge. It’s not big, it’s bigly...

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