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2018-01-03 02:03:35 PM  

The Third Man: The only problem with this theory is the obvious one:  if he didn't want to be President then, why does he want to be President now?  It's not like the job is getting any easier or less stressful.  And he'd make a ton of money off of rubes if he resigned and blamed "the deep state" or "Killary" or some other nonsense for making his job impossible.

Bottom line is, as President Trump is hated by the people he wants to impress, and his base is comprised of the poor, uneducated folks he's looked down on his entire life.  As former President, he can make money off those poor, uneducated folks--and really, making money off of the easily-scammed is the only thing he's ever shown a real passion for doing--and the people he wants to impress will find someone else to hate.  But he's showing no interest in becoming a former President.  So maybe he does want to be the leader after all.


This is just MHO...but methinks it's more a question of
"How do I get OUT of this, without losing face or admiration?
I want to keep all the 'base' cheering for me, admiring me, giving me their money.
How do I bail out of a job I don't want and still keep all the things I DO want?"
 
2018-01-03 02:03:47 PM  
Good. Let this corrupt, broken two-party political system burn to the ground, along with the Electoral College, now that it was proven beyond doubt how flawed a concept it is 200+ years after its inception.
 
2018-01-03 02:03:47 PM  

El_Perro: [pbs.twimg.com image 850x412]


For farks sakes, that's real?
 
2018-01-03 02:04:21 PM  

Bloody William: El_Perro: [pbs.twimg.com image 850x412]

fark, I almost believed that to be real.


IT IS!!!  IT'S REALLY REAL!!!
 
2018-01-03 02:05:06 PM  

This text is now purple: Big Floppy Donkey Dick Nixon: I can't find it, but there is a picture from election night, right after the results are all in, that shows him looking absolutely mortified he's won. Everyone around him looks elated, but he is just sitting there with an "oh fark" look on his face

Everyone gets that look. The job ages people. It's like Moses coming down the mountain after having stood in the presence of God. Each year as President is like 4 in normal years.


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On the left, 1858.  On the right, 1865.
 
2018-01-03 02:05:46 PM  
This explains why the victorious deplorables are such miserable coonts.
 
2018-01-03 02:06:21 PM  
I can believe that Trump didn't necessarily want to win. It's much harder to accept the idea that he was ok with losing to Hillary.
 
2018-01-03 02:06:33 PM  
Proof positive he wasn't the man America wanted. He was the man America needed. Molloch be damned! Meme magic has saved us from the demons! PRAISE KEK, BRINGER OF CHAOS AND DANK MEMES!

You realize we're not only in the best timeline, we're inside a Bill Murray movie! It's Stipes meets Ghostbusters meets Caddy shack meets Oliver Stone!

/Somewhere in upstate New York, in a secluded woods, Hillary Clinton has read this article and, after a psychotic break involving kidnapping her neighbor's Golden Retreiver, is busying herself kicking the piss out of its kidneys shreiking in rage and cursing the day she was born.
 
2018-01-03 02:06:37 PM  
n the afternoon of November 8, 2016, Kellyanne Conway settled into her glass office at Trump Tower. Right up until the last weeks of the race, the campaign headquarters had remained a listless place. All that seemed to distinguish it from a corporate back office were a few posters with right-wing slogans.
Conway, the campaign's manager, was in a remarkably buoyant mood, considering she was about to experience a resounding, if not cataclysmic, defeat. Donald Trump would lose the election - of this she was sure - but he would quite possibly hold the defeat to under six points. That was a substantial victory. As for the looming defeat itself, she shrugged it off: It was Reince Priebus's fault, not hers.
She had spent a good part of the day calling friends and allies in the political world and blaming Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee. Now she briefed some of the television producers and anchors whom she had been carefully courting since joining the Trump campaign - and with whom she had been actively interviewing in the last few weeks, hoping to land a permanent on-air job after the election.
Even though the numbers in a few key states had appeared to be changing to Trump's advantage, neither Conway nor Trump himself nor his son-in-law, Jared Kushner - the effective head of the campaign - wavered in their certainty: Their unexpected adventure would soon be over. Not only would Trump not be president, almost everyone in the campaign agreed, he should probably not be. Conveniently, the former conviction meant nobody had to deal with the latter issue.
As the campaign came to an end, Trump himself was sanguine. His ultimate goal, after all, had never been to win. "I can be the most famous man in the world," he had told his aide Sam Nunberg at the outset of the race. His longtime friend Roger Ailes, the former head of Fox News, liked to say that if you want a career in television, first run for president. Now Trump, encouraged by Ailes, was floating rumors about a Trump network. It was a great future. He would come out of this campaign, Trump assured Ailes, with a far more powerful brand and untold opportunities.


Dear God, we all joked about it, but it's actually true....This was a The Producers campaign all along, and winning really was the disaster
 
2018-01-03 02:07:01 PM  

Mad Scientist: Drumpf, in fact, found the White House to be vexing and even a little scary. He retreated to his own bedroom - the first time since the Kennedy White House that a presidential couple had maintained separate rooms. In the first days, he ordered two television screens in addition to the one already there, and a lock on the door, precipitating a brief standoff with the Secret Service, who insisted they have access to the room. He reprimanded the housekeeping staff for picking up his shirt from the floor: "If my shirt is on the floor, it's because I want it on the floor." Then he imposed a set of new rules: Nobody touch anything, especially not his toothbrush. (He had a longtime fear of being poisoned, one reason why he liked to eat at McDonald's - nobody knew he was coming and the food was safely premade.) Also, he would let housekeeping know when he wanted his sheets done, and he would strip his own bed.

What a farking weirdo.
/this country is so boned.


Sooooooo he still wets the bed. Got it.
 
2018-01-03 02:08:02 PM  
I made a post last January basically predicting he'd hate the job because it was a 40 hour per day job, and he'd be overwhelmed with work, and people would be screaming at him all the time, and those would be the people actually trying to help him. His winning was the worst thing that could happen to us, and it was also the worst thing that could happen to him. Small comfort.
 
2018-01-03 02:08:15 PM  

SirEattonHogg: [img.fark.net image 850x478]

Whether he wants to be there or not, he's there.


Fact.

 He's there for another 3 more years.

Speculation.
 
2018-01-03 02:08:46 PM  

Katerchen: Good. Let this corrupt, broken two-party political system burn to the ground, along with the Electoral College, now that it was proven beyond doubt how flawed a concept it is 200+ years after its inception.


I politely disagree.  The EC is all that keeps every american who doesn't live in greater NYC, Southern CA, or Chicagoland from being completely ignored.
 
2018-01-03 02:09:11 PM  
Holy shiat I just stumbled upon this article, been stuck in other threads about yesterday's shiatstorm and some of today's.
My liver may not survive the day.
 
2018-01-03 02:09:39 PM  

Pats_Cloth_Coat: This text is now purple: Big Floppy Donkey Dick Nixon: I can't find it, but there is a picture from election night, right after the results are all in, that shows him looking absolutely mortified he's won. Everyone around him looks elated, but he is just sitting there with an "oh fark" look on his face

Everyone gets that look. The job ages people. It's like Moses coming down the mountain after having stood in the presence of God. Each year as President is like 4 in normal years.

[img.fark.net image 800x375]

On the left, 1858.  On the right, 1865.


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2018-01-03 02:10:44 PM  

ElwoodCuse: The Third Man: his base is comprised of the poor, uneducated folks he's looked down on his entire life

his base is upper middle class Boomer-and-older suburbanites who want to (1) pay less taxes and (2) be openly racist again


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2018-01-03 02:10:46 PM  

The Third Man: The only problem with this theory is the obvious one:  if he didn't want to be President then, why does he want to be President now?  It's not like the job is getting any easier or less stressful.  And he'd make a ton of money off of rubes if he resigned and blamed "the deep state" or "Killary" or some other nonsense for making his job impossible.

Bottom line is, as President Trump is hated by the people he wants to impress, and his base is comprised of the poor, uneducated folks he's looked down on his entire life.  As former President, he can make money off those poor, uneducated folks--and really, making money off of the easily-scammed is the only thing he's ever shown a real passion for doing--and the people he wants to impress will find someone else to hate.  But he's showing no interest in becoming a former President.  So maybe he does want to be the leader after all.


It's not that he wants to be president now, it's just the only way he can stay out of prison for a little while longer.

As soon as he's out of that office, NY is going to unseal their indictment, and I'm betting that, given his properties in multiple countries and available transportation assets (including private planes that are capable of reaching Russia or other countries that won't extradite), there's pretty much no chance he's going to get bail.

If he leaves office alive (which is a pretty big if considering his health) there's nothing that's going to keep him from going to prison for the rest of his life.
 
2018-01-03 02:11:02 PM  
Kind of funny we got a wave of borschtbots and Trumpkins going off about liberal whining and tears exactly when the freaking White House released that garbled mass of insanity.
 
2018-01-03 02:11:26 PM  
LMAO. Getting a kick out of Trump attempting to disavow Bannon. "Steve who? You mean the guy that used to get the covfefe loiter drunkenly in the gutters of Pennsylvania Ave? Never heard of him."
 
2018-01-03 02:12:33 PM  
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It's his job now.   He wanted it.   He tried for years.   He's your baby now.
 
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2018-01-03 02:13:01 PM  

fireclown: Katerchen: Good. Let this corrupt, broken two-party political system burn to the ground, along with the Electoral College, now that it was proven beyond doubt how flawed a concept it is 200+ years after its inception.

I politely disagree.  The EC is all that keeps every american who doesn't live in greater NYC, Southern CA, or Chicagoland from being completely ignored.


Bullshiat and it's a dated talking point now.  How about the fact that people like me who live in idiotic, meth-addicted Indiana want to vote for someone who is sane but that vote means *nothing* since the people in these states want to vote for an idiot.  Let our votes join with the votes of the big population areas so we can actually get the people the majority of sane people in the US want.
 
2018-01-03 02:13:04 PM  

koinbahd: El_Perro: [pbs.twimg.com image 850x412]

http://thehill.com/homenews/administra​tion/367253-trump-bannon-has-lost-his-​mind

Holy shiat that's real?!?!


Seeing it multiple places.
 
2018-01-03 02:13:07 PM  
"You want someone tough like John Boehner as your chief of staff."

"Who's that?"

Two syllables sum up his flopping-dying-fish, I-have-no-clue administration. Well done, stupid-as-a-fencepost trumpanzees. Well done.
 
2018-01-03 02:13:16 PM  

fireclown: Katerchen: Good. Let this corrupt, broken two-party political system burn to the ground, along with the Electoral College, now that it was proven beyond doubt how flawed a concept it is 200+ years after its inception.

I politely disagree.  The EC is all that keeps every american who doesn't live in greater NYC, Southern CA, or Chicagoland from being completely ignored.


And actually what happened is 3 million people who live in those areas didn't count.

The electoral college sucks, plain and simple. Land shouldn't have a vote.
 
2018-01-03 02:13:48 PM  
There's no shame in quitting, so long as you take Pence with you.
 
2018-01-03 02:14:34 PM  

Snatch Bandergrip: 5 years ago, I wrote a spec pilot for a writing class in which a wildly ignorant, irresponsible, corrupt congressman tries to sabotage his own presidential campaign, but it backfires because the American people are so farking dumb that his polls go up with every idiotic, disgusting move.

I wrote that shiat five years ago.


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2018-01-03 02:15:02 PM  
Sure, we may all die in nuclear hellfire, but man has my schadenfreude been maxed for the last 18 months.  Thanks for the shiattiest shiatshow ever, America.
 
2018-01-03 02:15:05 PM  

MFK: xanadian: That "news article" reads like fan fiction.

For example:  did Murdock REALLY say "what a f*cking idiot"?  And to whom?  And who else heard it?  Was that really reported to someone?  Or are we just speculation as to what went on behind the scenes?

it's not breitbart. it's the New Yorker. I'm pretty sure that they know that you can't just make shiat up and publish it.


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2018-01-03 02:15:10 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: The electoral college sucks, plain and simple. Land shouldn't have a vote.


This!
 
2018-01-03 02:15:42 PM  

Ivo Shandor: [s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com image 500x326]


I know it's been said elsewhere but, that's not how a supposed professional sits.  That's how a bratty teenage girl who would rather be wasting time with her friends at the mall than attending a family dinner sits.
 
2018-01-03 02:15:43 PM  

Harlee: koinbahd: El_Perro: [pbs.twimg.com image 850x412]

http://thehill.com/homenews/administra​tion/367253-trump-bannon-has-lost-his-​mind

Holy shiat that's real?!?!

Seeing it multiple places.


You know it is bad when a full year in people are asking if that is real in every thread.
We are approaching peak stupid very rapidly.
 
2018-01-03 02:15:43 PM  

fireclown: Katerchen: Good. Let this corrupt, broken two-party political system burn to the ground, along with the Electoral College, now that it was proven beyond doubt how flawed a concept it is 200+ years after its inception.

I politely disagree.  The EC is all that keeps every american who doesn't live in greater NYC, Southern CA, or Chicagoland from being completely ignored.


we, speaking as the majority of folks in SoCal voted for team pantsuit, and I am pretty sure folks in those other places did also, so your argument is invalid. Now, if you had said it keeps folks in suburbia and the prairies and the sticks in the game- you would be correct.
 
2018-01-03 02:16:03 PM  

MFK: MFK: xanadian: That "news article" reads like fan fiction.

For example:  did Murdock REALLY say "what a f*cking idiot"?  And to whom?  And who else heard it?  Was that really reported to someone?  Or are we just speculation as to what went on behind the scenes?

it's not breitbart. it's the New Yorker. I'm pretty sure that they know that you can't just make shiat up and publish it.

whoops. New York Mag. Still an old enough pub to know what you can and cannot print.


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2018-01-03 02:16:44 PM  

Zeke The Octopus: Proof positive he wasn't the man America wanted. He was the man America needed. Molloch be damned! Meme magic has saved us from the demons! PRAISE KEK, BRINGER OF CHAOS AND DANK MEMES!

You realize we're not only in the best timeline, we're inside a Bill Murray movie! It's Stipes meets Ghostbusters meets Caddy shack meets Oliver Stone!

/Somewhere in upstate New York, in a secluded woods, Hillary Clinton has read this article and, after a psychotic break involving kidnapping her neighbor's Golden Retreiver, is busying herself kicking the piss out of its kidneys shreiking in rage and cursing the day she was born.


farking kids today. Kek and bullshiat. I worshiped Eris before it was cool. All hail Discordia, motherfarkers.

... I just realized I'm a chaos hipster.
 
2018-01-03 02:16:47 PM  
Stop a second -- he wants to prove he didn't collude with Russia to win the race.  Wouldn't convincing people that he never wanted to win go a long way towards convincing them he had no reason to collude?  What if this is the story line the White House is now pushing, because being incompetent is embarrassing, but not criminal.
 
2018-01-03 02:18:01 PM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: The Third Man: and his base is comprised of the poor, uneducated folks he's looked down on his entire life.

Nope. What ElwoodCuse said. Trump won whites of every income level. He ran on racism and won on racism because America is f*cking racist.


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2018-01-03 02:19:01 PM  

Old Smokie: (Deleted)

Oh, I'm sorry (not).  Left-leaning individuals who lack in farking brains, their gray matter having been slowly digested by their twisted philosophy, are triggered by Steve Bannon.  Is it a day that ends in "y"?


Ohmigod you just pwned all the libs so hard. *Pepe gif*
 
2018-01-03 02:19:18 PM  

ElwoodCuse: The Third Man: his base is comprised of the poor, uneducated folks he's looked down on his entire life

his base is upper middle class Boomer-and-older suburbanites who want to (1) pay less taxes and (2) be openly racist again


Bill Maher had a great bit (think it is on YouTube) where he explains Trump in the terms of 'City Mouse / Country Mouse' children's tale.
 
2018-01-03 02:19:34 PM  

Valis992000: Yep, must be true, Michael Wolff said so.......is he more or less credible than that Un-named Source guy?


Yes, Bannon obviously denies everything, which is why this a lead story on Breitbart
 
2018-01-03 02:19:50 PM  

Zeke The Octopus: Dusk-You-n-Me: The Third Man: and his base is comprised of the poor, uneducated folks he's looked down on his entire life.

Nope. What ElwoodCuse said. Trump won whites of every income level. He ran on racism and won on racism because America is f*cking racist.

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Describing Trump's campaign accurately is an "anti-white post" whatever the f*ck that means. Take this sh*t back to reddit.
 
2018-01-03 02:20:28 PM  
This article sounds really, really in depth quotations from people who would not have provided them... was this fan-fiction?
 
2018-01-03 02:20:36 PM  

StrikitRich: [scontent-sea1-1.cdninstagram.com image 480x480]

Like FARK, The New Yorker must have just been re-stocked.


Trump chooses the best people to give access to his campaign and White House, like the author of TFA, right?
 
2018-01-03 02:20:48 PM  
My Facebook friend has stopped retrumping all the pro-Trump stuff.  I wonder what was his breaking point.

Could we set up a Trump TV Network in one of his failed casino?  Make it closed circuit so only he and prisoners get/have to watch.   Would cut down on the prison population.

Judge:  I sentence you to 2 years in prison and eight hours of Trump TV.
Attorney:  My client requests the death penalty.
 
2018-01-03 02:21:27 PM  

Bloody William: Zeke The Octopus: Proof positive he wasn't the man America wanted. He was the man America needed. Molloch be damned! Meme magic has saved us from the demons! PRAISE KEK, BRINGER OF CHAOS AND DANK MEMES!

You realize we're not only in the best timeline, we're inside a Bill Murray movie! It's Stipes meets Ghostbusters meets Caddy shack meets Oliver Stone!

/Somewhere in upstate New York, in a secluded woods, Hillary Clinton has read this article and, after a psychotic break involving kidnapping her neighbor's Golden Retreiver, is busying herself kicking the piss out of its kidneys shreiking in rage and cursing the day she was born.

farking kids today. Kek and bullshiat. I worshiped Eris before it was cool. All hail Discordia, motherfarkers.

... I just realized I'm a chaos hipster.


Solidarity!
I have a tattoo similar to this design on my left shoulder blade, got it about 20 years ago:
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Azz [TotalFark]
2018-01-03 02:21:35 PM  

Old Smokie: (Deleted)

Oh, I'm sorry (not).  Left-leaning individuals who lack in farking brains, their gray matter having been slowly digested by their twisted philosophy, are triggered by Steve Bannon.  Is it a day that ends in "y"?


I wouldn't talk if I were you. You're still recovering from triggers handed out to you by Obama and HRC. Oops, sorry- "DEEP STATE!!!11111ONE"
 
2018-01-03 02:21:38 PM  

lordluzr: This article sounds really, really in depth quotations from people who would not have provided them... was this fan-fiction?


Maybe try that again in English?
 
2018-01-03 02:23:06 PM  
Watching the trolls in this thread trying to throw anything at the wall hoping something will stick is a bit sad, a bit hilarious.
 
2018-01-03 02:23:14 PM  
Has anyone asked whether this is fan-fiction, when it explains exactly how the reporting was done at the bottom of the article?
 
2018-01-03 02:23:48 PM  

kab: There was footage shown after he won, of him getting a tour of the White House. The deer-in-the-headlights look on his face when being shown around was humorous.

skyotter: Thanks again for electing this asshole, you assholes.

Don't kid yourself.   Voters didn't put him in place, because voters don't elect presidents, no matter how you want to spin it.

The republican party is absolutely 100% responsible for anything and everything he does, and any fallout from his actions,  The right wing had their opportunity to show this guy the door in the summer of 2016, and decided not to.   And as generally shiatty as your field was, any one of them was better suited to lead than DJT is.

Since then, the right wing has embraced being portrayed as white supremacist sympathizers, advocates of nepotism. You've proudly displayed yourselves as proponents of foreign interference in the election process, and abuse of executive power.    None of this is debatable at all.

You've established a new low in what passes for candidate qualification, and will pander to any mindset or history as long as it pulls on the R lever.   Frankly, you ceasing to exist as a political party would be one of the better things to happen to the US.


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2018-01-03 02:23:48 PM  

alienated: fireclown: Katerchen: Good. Let this corrupt, broken two-party political system burn to the ground, along with the Electoral College, now that it was proven beyond doubt how flawed a concept it is 200+ years after its inception.

I politely disagree.  The EC is all that keeps every american who doesn't live in greater NYC, Southern CA, or Chicagoland from being completely ignored.

we, speaking as the majority of folks in SoCal voted for team pantsuit, and I am pretty sure folks in those other places did also, so your argument is invalid. Now, if you had said it keeps folks in suburbia and the prairies and the sticks in the game- you would be correct.


actually, having re-reading ypour post fireclown- you were right. my mistake. I still think the ec is outmoded.
 
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