“We’re not gonna be big on vacation”

Before January 20th one of our national embarrassment’s favorite things to criticize President Obama about (over Twitter) was his penchant for golfing:

This shameful embarrassment has been golfing 12 times in his first few months as president. Each trip costs us a few million dollars, and of course he promised “We’re not gonna be big on vacation.” while he was decrying the Obama administration.

Clearly Wrong

Phillip Rucker at The Washington Post reporting on an interview with Trump:

“I’ve been reading about things,” Trump said in an interview with Fox News Channel. Trump said that after noticing an article in the New York Times and commentary by Fox anchor Bret Baier, Trump said he told himself, “Wait a minute, there’s a lot of wiretapping being talked about.’”

In the interview Wednesday with Fox host Tucker Carlson, Trump maintained that information would soon be revealed that could prove him right, but he would not explain what that information might be. He said he would be “submitting certain things” to a congressional committee investigating the matter and that he was considering speaking about the topic next week.

“I think you’re going to find some very interesting items coming to the forefront over the next two weeks,” Trump said.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), who was a member of Trump’s transition team, said Wednesday that there was no evidence that Trump Tower was wiretapped while Trump was a candidate. He told reporters that if Trump’s tweets were taken literally, then “clearly the president was wrong.”

Quotes Make Lies “OK”

According to White House “press secretary,” Sean Spicer, quotes indicate that Trump didn’t specifically mean wiretapping when he was lying about Obama’s administration ordering a wiretap on Trump Tower.

Jeremy Diamond:

Namely, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Trump wasn’t referring to wiretapping when he tweeted about wiretapping.

“I think there’s no question that the Obama administration, that there were actions about surveillance and other activities that occurred in the 2016 election,” Spicer said. “The President used the word wiretaps in quotes to mean, broadly, surveillance and other activities.”

Wiretapping is a narrowly defined surveillance activity that involves tapping into “a telephone or telegram wire in order to get information,” according to Merriam-Webster dictionary.

Tremendous Respect 

Somebody sure has a weird idea of what tremendous respect means:

versus:

Bragging about sexually assaulting married women is so respectful.

As is bragging about creeping on women in locker rooms while they’re changing:

“Well, what you could also say is that, as the owner of the pageant, it’s your obligation to do that,” Trump said, before discussing how he got away with going backstage when the contestants were naked.

“Well, I’ll tell you the funniest is that before a show, I’ll go backstage and everyone’s getting dressed, and everything else, and you know, no men are anywhere, and I’m allowed to go in because I’m the owner of the pageant and therefore I’m inspecting it,” Trump said. “You know, I’m inspecting because I want to make sure that everything is good.”

“You know, the dresses. ‘Is everyone okay?’ You know, they’re standing there with no clothes. ‘Is everybody okay?’ And you see these incredible looking women, and so, I sort of get away with things like that. But no, I’ve been very good,” he added.

House Oversight Committee Won’t Investigate Trump’s Voter Fraud Lies

Speaking of bullshit from our public embarassment, Avalon Zoppo quoting Jason Chaffetz:

Speaking on CNN, the Utah representative said he does not see any evidence to back up Trump’s tweets.

“We can’t just investigate everything that’s ever thrown out there by the Democrats, by the Republicans. We have to pick and choose,” he said.

Trump has repeatedly, and without evidence, pushed claims that millions of ballots were cast illegally in the 2016 election and called for a probe into the issue. Days after his inauguration, Trump tweeted: “I will be asking for a major investigation into VOTER FRAUD, including those registered to vote in two states, those who are illegal and even, those registered to vote who are dead.”

Although the committee will not look into Trump’s voter fraud allegations, Chaffetz said congressional leaders will investigate the president’s Saturday morning claim that former President Obama wiretapped Trump Tower during the campaign, adding that “the president is directly asking and calling for” a probe.

Not sure how directly asking and calling for an investigation into his bullshit about millions of fraudulent voters is different from asking and calling for an investigation into this bullshit about a wiretap.