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Conservative drops bomb on Trump: ‘We’re not laughing with you — we’re laughing at you’

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In a brutally blunt– and highly sarcastic column — for the Bulwark, a conservative columnist compared Donald Trump’s comedic skills to those of a 13-year-old middle school boy attempting to make his friends laugh — only less successfully.

According to the Bulwark’s Christian Schneider, Trump’s inability to say something truly funny is the result of the fact that his attempts at jokes are largely witless or sophomoric at best.

“Attempting to delight his own fans, America’s Comedian-in-Chief Donald Trump has committed to his own style of humor, melding insult comedy with groan-inducing inappropriateness,” he writes, adding, “It seems to be working for Trump. His rallies are often accompanied by howls of laughter from the #MAGA-heads in attendance.”

Outside of Trump’s true believers, few find Trump funny in the least, he writes.

“Trump’s humor is largely dependent on the shock value of him saying things unbecoming of a U.S. president,” he explained. “Or, for that matter, a normal, well-adjusted adult. His sick burns are obvious, often juvenile nicknames he gives to people who are clearly renting space in his head: ‘Sleepy Joe,’ ‘Crooked Hillary,’ ‘Crazy Bernie,’ ‘Pocahontas,’ ‘Lyin’ Ted.’ Over the weekend, he dubbed Pete Buttigieg ‘Alfred E. Neuman,’ which does nothing but remind people how very old the president is.”

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“None of Trump’s one-liners display clever turns-of-phrase or sharp insights. Instead, his biggest laugh lines—his insults—are sledgehammers, notable only in an ‘Oh my God, I can’t believe he said that’ sort of way. Such stream-of-consciousness observations take exactly zero talent; 13-year old boys are currently doing better routines at middle schools across the country,” he continued.

For conservatives who are not under Trump’s sway, having a Republican president this oafish is painful. — and the only laughter he induces is of the painful kind.

“But the only time Trump is truly funny is when he’s trying to be deadly serious. Watching him try to explain U.S. trade deficits with China is as adorable as viewing a rat on the New York City streets try to drag a piece of pizza up a flight of stairs. It’s funny because we’re not laughing with him; we’re laughing at him,” he concluded.

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Congress should ask Mueller these specific questions about Trump’s involvement with Russia: Conservative columnist

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Conservative Never-Trump columnist Jennifer Rubin outlined the essential questions that Democrats should ask special counsel Robert Mueller in an op-ed for the Washington Post.

"Rather than engage in the normal scattershot questioning punctuated by speechifying, the House Judiciary Committee should assign its able attorney Norman Eisen to conduct the questioning," proposed Rubin. "Members could then follow up with additional questions.'

One question she proposed asking: "Mr. Mueller, the attorney general said you did not find 'collusion.' However, you did not look for collusion. Please explain what you looked for and how that differs from [Attorney General William] Barr’s assertion that you essentially cleared President Trump of collusion?"

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‘Is Ireland one of those countries you want to invade’: Trump once ‘joked’ John Bolton wants ‘to nuke them all’

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Even President Donald Trump recognizes that John Bolton is a war-loving hawk, Axios reported Sunday.

In a conversation that included the Irish prime minister, Trump asked Bolton, "John, is Ireland one of those countries you want to invade?"

The scene was during the annual St. Patrick's Day visit. Typically it's a photo-op, a handshake, and men in green ties with a shamrock sprig in their jacket pocket. Trump managed to turn it into an awkward scene for everyone.

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Mueller probably won’t be giving new information — here’s why that can still sink Trump

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Former special counsel Robert Mueller will appear in Congress this week to testify for two hours about the report he authored on the case of Russian collusion.

The hearing is set for Wednesday, though Mueller has said that he won't have any additional information other than what is in his report. A Washington Post report used examples of past Mueller testimony to outline what can be anticipated. The reality, however, is that regardless of whether Mueller sticks to the report or not, he'll deliver enough to put the president in a difficult situation.

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