Once again, Donald Trump proves to us that he has no idea where the line between reality and television is drawn, or that there even is a line. As he goes progressively fruit loops day by day, it probably all seems to be television to him, only he can’t manage to fire the screenwriters or yell “cut,” much as he’d like to. Today Trump was asked, while entertaining Turkish president Erdogan, what he thought of the impeachment hearings and this was his insightful take. The Hill:

“I’m too busy to watch it. It’s a witch hunt, it’s a hoax, I’m too busy to watch it. So, I’m sure I’ll get a report,” Trump told reporters when asked whether he had been watching the hearing.

“There’s nothing — I have not been briefed. There’s nothing there. I see they’re using lawyers that are television lawyers, they took some guys off television. You know. I’m not surprised to see it, because [House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam] Schiff can’t do his own questions,” Trump continued.

He’s too busy to watch it, but he knows about the “television lawyers.” It will undoubtedly come as a shock to Daniel Goldman, attorney and director of investigations for the House Intelligence Committee, that he’s now been dubbed a television lawyer, but he probably should take it as a compliment. After all, many months ago, when Trump was getting rid of Jeff Sessions and before he found Bill Barr, he was crying out to the heavens about needing both a “killer” and “more television lawyers.” So the sobriquet, television lawyer, is apparently some kind of a compliment in Trumpworld, even though in this instance it’s a left handed one.

As to Steve Castor, he’s worked for Republicans on the Intelligence Committee since 2005 and he’s supposedly on Trump’s side. Hard to imagine that Trump is castigating him, but again, to know what goes on in the twisted morass of Donald Trump’s thought process is a task that few dare to speculate on.

With respect to Castor, he may not be saving the Trumpian bacon, however, and maybe that makes him a bad television lawyer. Some initial reactions on the first day.

Or, is this what makes one a “television lawyer?”

So far Castor is not the golden boy that the GOP might have hoped for. But again, in all fairness, he drew the short straw and is on the wrong side of this case, so that’s to be expected. All he can do is attempt to cast doubt wherever he can, and so far in doing so, he merely looks like an ass.

I’m going to go out on a limb and say what I think Trump means by “television lawyers” in this context. Goldman’s polish and professionalism was a threat to Trump, as well it should be, and so that is seen as a “performance” rather than what it is, a professional doing his job. As to Castor, Trump will find a way to scapegoat him and ultimately, everything will be blamed on Adam Schiff. I venture to say that Trump sees Schiff as his own personal Cecil B. DeMille, putting on a TV show just for the purpose of harassing him, rather than seeing it for what it is, that Schiff is likewise a professional and doing his job. I’ve said it before and will say it again, Trump is so far the phuque over his head in all this, that it boggles description, let alone the mind. He has no remote clue how government works, because all he knows is television, and that’s all he’s ever been good at — and miraculously, that has been enough to land him the highest office in our land.

Karl Marx nailed this one. Marx said “History repeats itself, the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce.” The impeachment of Bill Clinton was quite the histrionic event. This impeachment inquiry, and the subject of it, Trump, is indeed a farce. But farce or no, the truth of Trump’s corruption needs to come out and so far it is.

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12 Comments on "Trump Accuses Adam Schiff Of Using ‘Television Lawyers’ b/c ‘He Can’t Do His Own Questions’"

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“He can’t do his own questions.” Moron. This is going spectacularly bad for the republicans. I am very happy so far.


What’s to be sad about unless you’re a Republican, Cmae? This also seems to validate the “less is more” approach of Schiff, narrow focus for max impact. Unlike the Mueller report, there is zero cover to hide behind here.

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Himself is the one with TV lawyers. It’s all projection, all the time, with him.




Anyone else get the feeling that this is going to end with The Reality TV President raving live on TV, helplessly trying to change the channel with a pickle, a french fry, or half a hamberder?

I was only able to watch the opening statements of Schiff and Nunez. Have seen excerpts and read some articles this evening. Maybe I can find the MSNBC version on Youtube and watch it tomorrow. I was very proud of the two diplomats and our Dems. Stone’s trial went to the jury today, also. Supposedly Stone’s trial was the last we will see of Gates. Flynn still out there. America’s mayor may have a trial. All these disgusting people drawn to Republicans. Putin’s pick for our President didn’t even decide who got fired on that stupid tv show. What I… Read more »

Heard rumors that Pootie simply calls Twitless. Any open cellphone can be monitored by everyone, so perhaps they use the red phone we all heard about years ago when they want some privacy.

For sure every call he makes on his cell is monitored by every intelligence service ever. Especially if the other end is overseas, like say in Kiev.