In the real world today there was a deadly shooting on a U.S. military base with international implications, along with fairly major developments in the Ukraine extortion scandal. But in Donald Trump’s increasingly sheltered and often hallucinatory world, the only thing that mattered today was that he couldn’t get his toilet to flush properly. We know this because he announced it in front of the television cameras. No, really.
Donald Trump held a meeting today that was supposed to be about water efficiency standards. Trump couldn’t care less about water efficiency standards, but he always uses these things as an opportunity to try to dishonestly steer government policy (and in some instances government contracts) toward his corrupt cronies. In this instance he appeared to be trying to claim that toilets don’t work as well as they used to, because the environmentalists have screwed up the water supply. But it didn’t come out quite like he was hoping.
Trump ended up saying this: “People are flushing the toilet ten, fifteen times, as opposed to once. They end up using more water. So EPA is looking at that very strongly, at my suggestion.” In other words, Trump just unwittingly announced that he took such a big dump he couldn’t get it to flush, and he’s asking the EPA to look into it.
Again, this really happened. There’s video. This is the world we now live in. The “President” of the United States is ignoring the major news of the day and is instead telling us all that he can’t get his toilet to work. This just keeps getting stupider.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report