A Brain Matters

Once again, I found Heather Cox Richardson’s most recent newsletter FULL of disturbing information related to the Government-in-Charge.

As is her custom, Ms. Richardson included several shenanigans carried out by the Republican party. However, in this particular issue, she included an incident related to Jared Kushner that was especially mind-boggling. Then, when asked about it, Trump’s inane response seemed to originate in the lower part of his body.

Apparently there was a recent exchange between Jared Kushner and a reporter in which Kushner made the following comment related to the coronavirus pandemic supplies going to the states:

“The notion of the federal stockpile is that it’s supposed to be our stockpile. It’s not supposed to be the states’ stockpiles that they then use.”

When CBS News reporter Weijia Jiang later asked Trump what Kushner meant by “our stockpile,” Trump said it was a “gotcha” question. Ms. Richardson went on to share Trump’s exact words:

“You know what ‘our’ means? United States of America,” he said. “We take that – ‘our’ – and we distribute it to the states.” “[W]e need it for the federal government,” Trump said. “To keep for our country because the federal government needs it too, not just the states.” “It’s such a basic and simple question and you try and make it sound so bad,” he added. “You ought to be ashamed of yourself.”


“We need it for the federal government … the federal government needs it too, not just the states.”

Did I miss something? Last time I checked, the states make up the federal government! In fact, here it is as stated on the USA.gov website:

The federal government of the United States is the national government of the United States, a federal republic in North America, composed of 50 states 

The pure vacuity of brain matter that exemplifies the leader of this administration is simply mind-boggling.

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7 thoughts on “A Brain Matters

  1. Deep sigh. The reporters were obviously playing stump the chump. Not the federal or state governments, but the people. Those people are dying while dumb and dumber are being asked difficult questions to which gobbledygook is better than a king’s answer.

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  2. Trump knows his agents are confiscating orders purchased not just US states but shipments already bought and paid for by France and Germany. So his confusion is understandable when it comes to ‘ours’ when he really means ‘mine’. He is then using these shipments to award to friends and withholding them from those ‘Others’. He thinks of these as personal business transactions backed by the power of the federal government. I think he’s worse than tobacco.

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  3. I’d suggest he thinks before he speaks but I have a feeling it wouldn’t make one iota of difference.He relishes the sound of his own voice directing him subjects so it doesn’t matter what he says, only that he hears his superb oration.

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  4. yep. Im always stunned at how mahvelous my speaking voice is, heard in that cavity inside the brain: but sometimes I hear it played back and think, omg, that’s so “nasallll”.
    Trump doesn’t hear what we hear, he hears his own reverb.

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