Rudy sweat so profusely that his hair dye ran down his face. He visibly spit into the audience during a global pandemic. He waxed philosophically about a favorite movie. It was like being stuck in a conversation with a drunk person at the dumbest Country Club in the world. — Linette Lopez, Business Insider Columnist
Rudy sweat so profusely that his hair dye ran down his face. He visibly spit into the audience during a global pandemic. He waxed philosophically about a favorite movie. It was like being stuck in a conversation with a drunk person at the dumbest Country Club in the world. — Linette Lopez, Business Insider Columnist
This is what it looks like when things fall apart
  • At a press conference on Thursday Rudy Giuliani's hair dye dripped down his face while he spit conspiracy theories at a crowd of reporters who seemed (at best) embarrassed for him.
  • This is what it looks like when things fall apart.
  • Trump and his people have nothing but lame duck power — certainly no evidence of voter fraud — but they will do as much damage to this country as they can with what power they have for as long as they are able.
  • Keep your head up. Wear a mask. Look out for each other.
Rudy sweat so profusely that his hair dye ran down his face. He visibly spit into the audience during a global pandemic. He waxed philosophically about a favorite movie. It was like being stuck in a conversation with a drunk person at the dumbest Country Club in the world.

It was pathetic, and that's because things sometimes look pathetic when it all falls apart. This is the wail of ineffectual losers who feel their power slipping away. It's a blustering, boobish bluff.

This doesn't mean bad things won't continue happening in our country thanks to the Trump administration. They will. With the power of the White House behind them, even buffoons this tragic can do real damage to our belief in democracy. And of course, there is the fact that our nation is in crisis.

President Donald Trump has fully abdicated his responsibility to care for the American people during the worst of the coronavirus's surge. His public schedule remains blank, and negotiations for another stimulus package — which the American people desperately need — have stalled.

... If you ever thought his anger was a righteous rage at elites and liberals you were mistaken. Trump's anger has always been about his own inadequacy. He's the only person he has ever cared to do for. He does not care about his base, his party, or anyone else. And the longer he stays in office, the more he makes us like him.

Because of this weakness Trump cannot handle any reality that does not make him feel like he has power. He's primed his followers to feel the same way. He will never come around to actual reality. The more his comfort zone separates from fact the more unhinged and irrational he and his cronies will behave — from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to Giuliani.