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Thu Aug 20, 2020, 03:20 PM

Trump was obsessed with which way Hurricane Florence was spinning 'like a 3rd grader', says official

Former US Department of Homeland Security Chief Miles Taylor claimed Donald Trump was unfocused during security briefings, likening him to a distracted elementary school student.

During an interview on CNN, Mr Taylor recounted a story about an interaction with Mr Trump during which he claimed the president became fascinated by the way hurricanes spin rather than staying focused on the potential damage and loss of life the storm could cause if the White House did not act.

The former DHS chief said the interaction occurred during a 2018 briefing.

"We had Hurricane Florence bearing down on the United States, it was coming towards the Carolinas on the coast," he said. "We were briefing the president on the damage we expected and also our concerns about significant loss of life if he didn't tell Americans to evacuate."

Mr Taylor said initially he thought the president was intently studying the storm, and described him studying a foam board where pictures of the hurricane and its projected path were hanging.

"Then he turned to me and said 'I've got a question' ... 'do the hurricanes always spin this direction?'" Mr Taylor said. "He meant counter clockwise, that's called the Coriolis effect."

He claimed the president then followed up asking if that was why water in Australian toilets flow opposite of those in the US.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/official-briefed-trump-hurricane-florence-175730152.html

I guess at least he asked a question which is more than what he usually does. It just seems he wasn't focused on the task at hand.

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Reply Trump was obsessed with which way Hurricane Florence was spinning 'like a 3rd grader', says official (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Aug 2020 OP
renate Aug 2020 #1
Lonesome Beet Aug 2020 #2
Totally Tunsie Aug 2020 #12
Faux pas Aug 2020 #3
Tommy_Carcetti Aug 2020 #4
EarlG Aug 2020 #5
Initech Aug 2020 #7
The Velveteen Ocelot Aug 2020 #6
sarcasmo Aug 2020 #8
RockRaven Aug 2020 #9
chriscan64 Aug 2020 #17
Buckeye_Democrat Aug 2020 #10
Doodley Aug 2020 #11
onethatcares Aug 2020 #13
Withywindle Aug 2020 #15
icymist Aug 2020 #14
tanyev Aug 2020 #16

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Aug 20, 2020, 03:22 PM

1. In a way I'm impressed

I honestly wouldn’t have thought he’d have any interest in anything unrelated to money or himself.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Aug 20, 2020, 03:22 PM

2. I'm surprised he hasn't flown AF1 to Australia

 

just to flush toilets and see the water go down the "other" way.

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Response to Lonesome Beet (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 20, 2020, 03:52 PM

12. Would he have to flush it 10 to 15 times,

like he has to in the U.S?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Aug 20, 2020, 03:23 PM

3. Whoa

He is quite brilliant, huh?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Aug 20, 2020, 03:23 PM

4. Next up for Trump: Fixing toilets in Australia

This is the DU member formerly known as Tommy_Carcetti.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 20, 2020, 03:24 PM

5. Gah you got there ahead of me

Was just about to post this

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 20, 2020, 03:25 PM

7. Is he going to call Rand McNally next?



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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Aug 20, 2020, 03:27 PM

8. Dolt 45 is beyond obsessed with toilets.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Aug 20, 2020, 03:29 PM

9. Miles Taylor promised in that tweet that he was gonna tell stories about Trump...

I think he's enjoying himself.

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Response to RockRaven (Reply #9)

Thu Aug 20, 2020, 05:38 PM

17. He should put out a calendar like The Far Side.

One of these per day until the Election is just the right amount. At least make him a daily segment on someone's show.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Aug 20, 2020, 03:37 PM

10. I'm so proud of his progress!

He's forming abstract concepts now!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Aug 20, 2020, 03:44 PM

11. Genius Trump then realized that only he had the solution - to nuke hurricanes.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Aug 20, 2020, 03:55 PM

13. with that,

I realized the PINO watches his shit swirl in the loo. AAAAAAHHHHHHHHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA, I'm gonna jump, I swear we gotta get this asswipe out of here

Want to really impress him? Tell him that if you're in an airplane and you crap while crossing the equater, it changes rotation in mid swirl.

He'll go nucking futz......

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Response to onethatcares (Reply #13)

Thu Aug 20, 2020, 04:03 PM

15. when he does that, do you think he thinks he's watching Fox & Friends?

About the same level of information and entertainment there, I'd think.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Aug 20, 2020, 04:00 PM

14. Drugs will do that to you.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Aug 20, 2020, 05:33 PM

16. That's on par with his badger obsession.

I’m convinced he saw the honey badger meme and thought an animal that was really mean was awesome.


The questions would arise at such opportune moments as “when Priebus was attempting to brief the president on matters of healthcare initiatives, foreign policy, or Republican legislative agenda”, they wrote.

“Are they mean to people?” Trump reportedly asked Priebus, perhaps thinking of badgers’ very long claws, which they use to dig the burrows that make their home. “Or are they friendly creatures?”

Trump would also demand to see photos of badgers, ask Priebus to give details on how badgers “work”, and wanted to know if they had a “personality” or were boring.

Priebus was also called upon to explain “how the critters function and behave, what kind of food they like, and how aggressive or deadly they could be when presented with perceived existential threats”.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/feb/14/are-they-mean-donald-trump-obsessed-with-badgers-new-book-claims

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