Donald Trump's CBS Interview: A Lot of People Thought It Was Worse Than the Super Bowl

Last night's Super Bowl made the case that everyone involved in the game, from the NFL to the halftime "entertainers" (no, Maroon 5, just no) to the players to the advertisers, should all be blasted into space and never spoken of again. Like the State of the Union speech, which we're damned to suffer through tomorrow, it's all an utterly useless spectacle that has long outlasted whatever mild entertainment value it had and only serves as a reminder that we are in the downward spiral of the decadent end-times of a corpulent, dying empire.

Even worse was the fuck-cluster of vomited verbiage from the mouth of President Donald Trump, interviewed by CBS's Margaret Brennan and broadcast yesterday as an opening act to the pitiful, dull event that still called itself "super." Yes, the Super Bowl this year was the Donald Trump of sporting events. And the interview was Pro Bowl of news.

Where to begin with this latest face-fuck from a man whose daily orange skin paint job we've all just weirdly accepted?

Oh, sure, you could go with the blatant dickishness that oozes from Trump's pores like a frog's mucus. Going all in on Nancy Pelosi as terrorist, Trump said, "I think she is very bad for our country." And then he accused her of supporting criminals, adding, "She doesn't mind human trafficking or she wouldn't do this."

But we're used to this sort of fuckery from Trump. It's his stock and trade.

You could go with his dismissal of his own (and the country's) intelligence services when it comes to its conclusions about Iran and ISIS: "I will say this: my intelligence people, if they said in fact that Iran is a wonderful kindergarten, I disagree with them 100 percent." And "when my intelligence people tell me how wonderful Iran is- if you don't mind, I'm going to just go by my own counsel." While, sure, we don't need to bow at the altar of the CIA, it does seem to beg the question: Where the fuck are you getting your intelligence from if not from, you know, our intelligence services?

But that would mean getting bogged down into how intelligence was misused by the Bush administration and... see? We're already bogged down.

Instead, let's focus in on one phrase that Trump uses a lot and that's "a lot of people." Trump falls back on that when he wants to show that whatever bullshit lie that's been jacked into his small brain by Fox and Friends must be true or that whatever shit he made up must be right. For instance, talking about the jobs numbers this month, he said, "A shocker to a lot of people. They thought it was going to be half that number." Okay, maybe, but then he goes further, talking about unemployment rate for "the African Americans" and other races to demonstrate he's totally not racist.  "In terms of race," he said,  "a lot of people are saying, well, this is something very special what's happening."

"A lot of people" means Hannity, Laura Ingraham, and Steve Doocy. And every sycophant that can fight to the front to get their lips on his comforting teats.

There's also the way it's used to show that people love him. On criminal justice reform, "I got it done and I've been, you know, really- a lot of people in the NFL have been calling and thanking me for it." This was in response, by the way, to a question about police violence against African Americans and Colin Kaepernick's protest.

And there's always how he uses it to say that he's just discovered something that literally everyone else knew already: "A lot of people, including me, thought soccer would probably never make it in this country, but it really is moving forward rapidly." You think? Maybe we should ask Frederick Douglass. Trump's one of those fucking idiots who thinks everyone has only thought about something when he's thought about it. Otherwise, it never existed or was considered.

It's not just "a lot of people." Trump says "a lot" a lot. On black Americans: "I think they like me a lot and I like them a lot."  And look at this, as he continued about the NFL protests: "A lot of it is having to do with reform from what I understand. Whether it's criminal justice or whatever it may be and they have different versions and everybody seemed to have a different version of it. But a lot of it had to do with that, and I took care of that. I think that people have to, at all times, respect our flag and at all times respect our net- our- our national anthem and our country. And I think there are plenty of places and times you can protest and you can do a lot."

There's our motherfucking president in full. Completely changing what the protests are about (pretty sure sentencing reforms won't end the murder of African Americans by the cops), taking credit for ending them, making some slaveringly insincere patriotic message for his idiot hordes, and then thinking he can make everyone happy.

That's a lot of garbage right there.