Trump Understands Eclipses Better Than Anybody

“Mama told me not to look into the eyes of the sun, but Mama that’s where the fun is.” ~ Manfred Mann

Donald J. Trump is a “legend in his own mind”.  Here are a few quotes to demonstrate that. 

Thanks to the Washington Post for compiling all of these quotes.

"I understand the tax laws better than almost anyone, which is why I'm the one who can truly fix them,"

"I know more about renewables than any human being on Earth."

"Nobody knows more about debt. I'm like the king. I love debt."

"I think nobody knows more about taxes than I do, maybe in the history of the world. Nobody knows more about taxes."

“I know our complex tax laws better than anyone who has ever run for president and am the only one who can fix them.” #failing@nytimes

To reiterate ~ "Nobody knows more about taxes than I do -- and income than I do.” 

"Nobody knows banking better than I do" — February 2016

"I understand money better than anybody. I understand it far better than Hillary, and I'm way up on the economy when it comes to questions on the economy."

“If Cory Booker is the future of the Democratic Party, they have no future! I know more about Cory than he knows about himself.”


You get the picture.  Trump is the expert on everything.  Apparently, he believes some of his hyperbole.

Despite numerous cautions against looking directly at the sun during yesterday’s eclipse - he did - twice.

Perhaps it is just part of his risk-taking personality.  Perhaps it was done to prove that, while others might go blind, he wouldn't.  Or, maybe he's just stupid. (Nah, couldn't be that.)

Probably, he thought he knew more about the sun than NASA knows about the sun.

I was waiting for reports that he had damaged his retina by staring directly at the sun so I could play this. 

I’m going to play it anyway.  Maybe Trump can tell us what a “douchen of the roller in the night” means.

I hope everyone got to go out to – safely - see the eclipse.  It was total here.  Roosters crowed, dogs began barking, the neighbors cheered, someone shot off fireworks during the height of the eclipse.  We had “heavier than usual” traffic as viewers headed back to Atlanta.

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Comment by Rodney Roe on August 22, 2017 at 5:04am

Happy Tuesday.

Comment by koshersalaami on August 22, 2017 at 5:42am

I went to the local observatory. They had different ways to view. About 75% here.

It probably won't affect Trump much because he doesn't read - wait, it could mess up his golf game. 

Comment by Rodney Roe on August 22, 2017 at 5:44am

I guess.  I've never known any really rich the one Carly Simon sang about who "flew (his) Leer Jet to Nova Scotia to see the total eclipse of the sun."

Comment by koshersalaami on August 22, 2017 at 5:49am

You never knew Warren Beatty?

Comment by alsoknownas on August 22, 2017 at 6:00am

Just plain stupid.

Comment by koshersalaami on August 22, 2017 at 6:31am

Hey, he's a billionaire. If his eyes go bad, he'll just buy new ones. Of course by that logic he should be preparing to buy a new head.

Comment by Boanerges on August 22, 2017 at 7:17am

Yeah, Thumb Dick understands all about the economy and how to increase employment. That's why he shut down a casino in NJ (during the campaign, no less) because of a -- wait for it -- labour dispute, leaving 3,000 workers without jobs. As for the eclipse, I suppose he had a choice between shitting (whilst tweeting) and going blind. Time will tell....

Comment by Rosigami on August 22, 2017 at 7:30am

He's infuriating.

But I enjoyed hearing this song again- it's been years. Good choice!

Comment by Rodney Roe on August 22, 2017 at 7:32am

I couldn't help noticing how excited Milania appeared to be.  At least she had the sense to wear the glasses.

Comment by greenheron on August 22, 2017 at 7:50am

My suspicion is that he had zero interest in this, did not read anything or listen to anyone with juicy eclipse info, just wanted to make his royal appearance, then get back inside. He doesn't like science and he doesn't like anything that steals attention away from Trump. Fine. More eclipse for the rest of us :)


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