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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.

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“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.”

“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.

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“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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Impeachment hearing explodes with applause as Jackie Speier highlights Trump’s daily lies

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Texas Republican Rep. Mike Conaway on Thursday argued that it was not illegal for Republicans to "out" the White House whistleblower.

Conway cited a Washington Post "fact-check" that gave "Three Pinocchios" to the claim that the whistleblower has a statutory right to anonymity.

Following his time, Ambassador Gordon Sondland was questioned by Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA).

During Speier's questioning, she was interrupted by Conaway, who brought up The Post giving "Three Pinocchios."

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Conservative attorney dismantles GOP arguments against impeachment: ‘Trump’s abuse threatens your freedom’

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A conservative attorney knocked down Republican arguments against impeachment one by one in a viral tweet, and urged others to support the removal President Donald Trump.

Bryan Gividen, an appellate attorney from Dallas, touted his conservative bona fides by describing himself as a "pro-religious liberty, pro-life, would snort Cocaine Mitch’s judicial confirmations" if he could -- but still said he supports Trump's impeachment.

"At this point, there is no question that President Trump directed U.S. officials to withhold security funding to the Ukraine so Ukraine would investigate the Bidens," Gividen began. "That is the kind of abuse of the President’s authority we should not tolerate."

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Trump turns bizarre handwritten notes into all-caps Twitter rage spasm: ‘I WANT NOTHING! I WANT NO QUID PRO QUO!’

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President Donald Trump on Wednesday wrote down his impeachment inquiry talking points in sharpie marker.

While leaving the White House for a visit to Texas, Trump read his notes to reporters, but refused to take questions.

During the flight, Trump then tweeted out his notes to his 66.9 million Twitter followers.

https://twitter.com/samstein/status/1197200696044654593

....”I WANT NOTHING! I WANT NOTHING! I WANT NO QUID PRO QUO! TELL PRESIDENT ZELENSKY TO DO THE RIGHT THING!” Later, Ambassador Sondland said that I told him, “Good, go tell the truth!” This Witch Hunt must end NOW. So bad for our Country!

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