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Opinions may differ, but the human plantar wart says a spike in hate crimes and continued shouts of Lock her up! are signs that his supporters are mellow.

“You people were vicious, violent, screaming, ‘Where’s the wall? We want the wall!’ Screaming, ‘Prison! Prison! Lock her up!’ I mean you are going crazy. I mean, you were nasty and mean and vicious and you wanted to win, right?” Trump said Friday. “But now, you’re mellow and you’re cool and you’re not nearly as vicious or violent, right? Because we won, right?”

That’s called Projection Plus. Don’t try it without the proper equipment i.e, an ego the size of the Amazon basin.

And while Trump suggested that his supporters had mellowed out in their rhetoric as well — “now you’re laid back, you’re cool, you’re mellow, you’re basking in the glory of victory,” he said Friday — the crowd broke out in “Lock her up!” chants twice.

One Trump supporter who obtained a media pass from the Trump transition office shouted from the press pen that Trump’s former opponent Hillary Clinton should be waterboarded.

And a Trump supporter threw an empty water bottle at a reporter following the rally, calling the reporter “trash.”

Mellow like a warm mug of bleach and ammonia, my friend.

As for any disconnect between the behavior of the Trumpists and the noises falling out of the Trump’s mouth, there’s no reason for it to disturb either party. Trump wants to stand in front of a crowd. The crowd wants to stand in front of Trump. Everyone is happy and anyone who is too rowdy can be declared a stealth Democrat.

And now that Trump has created a new reality: Trump and the Trumpists are mellow and cool (and only acted mean and vicious out of a desire to win), anyone who contradicts that reality will become the focus of a new set of grievances that will keep everyone occupied until the next gathering: The Post-MAGA-inauguration Tour.

Followed by the 1st 100 Days of MAGA! tour.

And then the You Can Say Happy Easter Again! tour, which will end just in time for The Very MAGA Memorial Day tour, which will have to be squeezed in before the 500 Part-time Event Planning Jobs Created tour…

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  • nasser

    Führer befiehl, wir folgen dir!

    • los

      you mesxinnins are goinna havta lern englich now11!!

       
      Ernest T. Blogger

  • Derelict

    You’ve pretty much hit the nail I’ve been working on for the last couple of days. Trump doesn’t want to be president–he wants to be adulated, adored by crowds, the perpetual center of attention.

    So my guess is that Mike Pence will be our acting president for all the day-to-day stuff that doesn’t draw the spotlight, while Trump will do all the glamour stuff and occasionally parachute in to bigfoot Pence and remind him who’s boss.

    • BartletForGallifrey

      Trump doesn’t want to be president–he wants to be adulated, adored by crowds, the perpetual center of attention.

      I think that was pretty much always the case. He would be much happier if he had lost and could just go have rallies talking about how the bitch rigged it.

      • Nobdy

        Nah. He’s a pig in shit right now. He gets to hold his rallies, everyone has to listen to him and kiss his ass, his money problems are behind him, this is GREAT!

        Does he want to govern? Hell no, not in a meaningful way, but he won’t have to. All he has to do is hold his rallies and go to fancy dinners where the like of Mitt Romney grovels before him. Rex Tillerson, once several echelons above him, is now his employee. This is a dream come true.

        • tsam

          Wow-having to address him as “Mr President” rather than “Sir ShitGibbon” gives me a headache.

    • John Revolta

      This is in fact how he described the VP job when he offered it to Kasich. Trump’s job was “making America great again”.

    • JonH

      Pretty much what you could expect from someone whose favorite book was a collection of Hitler’s speeches.

      • los

        readers digest edition?

  • ploeg

    Donald Trump, of course, is totes mellow:

    Some years ago, Mr Trump invited me to lunch for a one-to-one meeting at his apartment in Manhattan. We had not met before and I accepted. Even before the starters arrived he began telling me about how he had asked a number of people for help after his latest bankruptcy and how five of them were unwilling to help. He told me he was going to spend the rest of his life destroying these five people.

  • pianomover
    • keta

      Jesus. I just realized we’re going to see cop uniforms emblazoned with Trump advertising patches à la NASCAR drivers.

      I mean, if the nightly news is going to be cops busting heads at anti-Trump rallies, that’s an advertising opportunity for Making America, Great Again.

      • You’re not thinking bigly enough. Trump will force the military and law enforcement to purchase uniforms from Ivanka Trump, Inc.

        • efgoldman

          Trump will force the military and law enforcement to purchase uniforms from Ivanka Trump, Inc.

          Which uniforms will shred right off their bodies the first time they get wet.

    • JonH

      Tiffany has certainly fallen in moral stature since they designed battle flags for Union regiments.

  • human plantar wart

    My visceral reaction to just these words is why I knew from an early age that a health services career was not for me.

    I feel sorry for anyone who tries to understand whatever ideas lie behind DJT’s utterances.

    • efgoldman

      I feel sorry for anyone who tries to understand whatever ideas lie behind DJT’s utterances.

      There are no “ideas.”
      There’s only pure, classic, narcissism.

      • Dr. Ronnie James, DO

        This this this. Like nearly all narcissists, his only principle is that whoever feeds his constant need for validation is good, and whoever doesn’t must be destroyed. Pretending there’s a “Trumpism” philosophy that extends beyond the principlee in the previous sentence is futile. As is the idea he can
        change – narcissists are typically the hardest for therapists to change.

        • efgoldman

          narcissists are typically the hardest for therapists to change

          And getting them to accept therapy is pretty impossible.

          • BobBobNewhartNewhartSpecial

            If someone was a legit narcissist, it seems like you would have to be half-way to curing them just to get them to admit they need therapy and show up for the meetings, which would be impossible without getting them to the therapy meetings in the first place.

          • Hogan

            It’s everybody else that’s the problem.

          • los

            getting them to accept therapy

            Who would be the best therapist for the man who has the best, but djt himself. Tempting?

            (though ineffective)

    • bender

      I think some of the outrageous things Trump says at rallies are simply trolling.

      That is how the riff the OP quotes struck me when I watched the clip on cable TV. The interesting thing was that I couldn’t tell whether he was trolling his audience at the rally or trolling the media or both at once. Once I realized that at times Trump is just trying to get a rise out of somebody, it’s harder to get a rise out of me.

      I’m much more concerned about the appointments he is making, which range from bad to awful to catastrophic. All his national security advisors are conspiracy credulous like him.

      • Derelict

        It’s that credulousness that really makes this dangerous. On the campaign trail, Trump loved to say things like “People tell me . . .” and “I hear . . .” or “I read somewhere . . .” and what followed was usually something he’d pulled out of his ass on the spot.

        Think about a national security meeting in which Trump does the same thing: “I hear ISIS has managed to get their hands on a LePage Glue Gun. I’ve read somewhere that the LePage Glue Gun can glue an entire squadron of fighters together with a single shot. This is a serious threat!”
        Only to have one of his credulous (and similarly misinformed) generals hem and haw, and finally blurt out, “Well, Mr. President, we need to do something about this before the situation becomes too sticky!”
        And the next thing you know, we’re signing over a carrier task group to Russian control because, well, they already have boots on the ground over there and Putin said he’d give it back just as soon as they’re done with it.

        • Us latte-sippers don’t understand that is a perfectly cromulent way of learning things.

        • efgoldman

          “I hear ISIS has managed to get their hands on a LePage Glue Gun. I’ve read somewhere that the LePage Glue Gun can glue an entire squadron of fighters together….”

          And his buddy Governor Mucilage of Maine gets the contract – with appropriate kickbacks, of course.

        • BigHank53

          signing over a carrier task group to Russian control

          Oh, you’re thinking small. I listen to the clowns claiming Islam is a political ideology instead of a religion and wonder how long it’s going to take them to remember Tom Tancredo’s lunatic idea of bombing Mecca. After all, if it’s a hostile political ideology, why not get rid of its most fanatical proponents? One teeny neutron bomb during the hadj…

    • Also, plantar fasciitis seems more apropos. Less visually distinctive, however.

      • Because he’s a heel that causes pain?

        • efgoldman

          Because he’s a heel that causes pain?

          Don’t insult heels. They’re very useful. They keep us from falling on our asses.

  • cpinva

    “I feel sorry for anyone who tries to understand whatever ideas lie behind DJT’s utterances.”

    simple: “I am great!”

    • John Revolta

      Hah. He reminds me of the scene where Bart S. was pounding on ketchup packs on the floor with a hammer and singing “I am so great! I am so great! Everybody loves me, I am so great”.

      Marge: “Bart! What are you doing?”

      Bart: (surprised & confused): “I dunno!”

      In fact, it’s like we got Bart instead of Lisa.

      • BobBobNewhartNewhartSpecial

        Trump is most characters Rodney Dangerfield ever played, from Al Czervik in Caddy Shack to Thornton Melon in Back to School.

        • Mike G

          Thornton Melon was generous and good-hearted, just misguided.

          Trump is what Chas (Billy Zabka, who seemed to play the same rich blond asshole in all his movies) grew up into.

          • BobBobNewhartNewhartSpecial

            So you are saying we live in an alternate universe where Johnny Lawrence is able to duck the “Crane” kick, win the tournament, marry Ali Mills, and through a series of increasingly improbable events, become president of the US and install all of his Cobra Kai cronies in his cabinet?

            But I stand by Melon/Czervik analogy – the Trump Tower penthouse, Melania, the tweets, these are too on point for those characters.

  • ” … an ego the size of the Amazon basin …”
    By the time Trump has finished with it, the Amazon basin will be a lot smaller.

    • Hogan

      The Amazon bedpan.

  • JonH

    Just wait until Trump builds a huge, fantastic parade ground, probably on land leased from a Trump company.

  • los

    Apparently, we are mistaken.
    None of what trump says is literal, but is serious.

    No, wait. Nothing djt says is serious, it is metaphorical.

    No wait. None of it means anything.

    Unless djt spokethings claim today that a certain Trumpism means something.

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