Rachel Maddow points out that Donald Trump gets his ideas about border security from the movies.

By |2019-01-29T13:27:55-08:00January 29th, 2019|Categories: Gryphen's Corner|Tags: , , , , |10 Comments

(Pertinent portion starts around the 2:30 point.)

I just want to point out that I watched this movie “Sicario: Day of the Soldado” recently as well, and also realized that Trump’s statements about the Muslim prayer rugs were a plot point in the film. 

So if Trump is taking his cues from movies I think what we need to do is pretty clear. 

To bring him up to speed on climate change we need to send him copies of “The Day After Tomorrow.” 

In order to help him be more presidential, we need to send him box sets of “The West Wing.” 

And to get him to recognize the danger that Russia poses we need to flood the White House mailroom with copies of “Red Dawn.” 

Personally, I think “Go Wolverines!” is a much better rallying cry than “Build that Wall.” 

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  1. Beaglemom January 29, 2019 at 2:40 pm

    Who among us is surprised that Don the Con sources his ideas from B-rated movies. He also relies on Fox News. But why should Congress spend upwards of 25 billion dollars on a border wall that is part of a movie-fueled fantasy. Look at 11 the billion dollars his shutdown cost, to say nothing of the extreme hardships placed on contract federal workers who, at this point, will get no retroactive pay and the lesser but still very real hardships on the 800,000 families whose lives he made miserable for over a month. By the way, please write to your Congress-critters to get back pay for the contract workers who work in the kitchens, clean and maintain the buildings and keep them secure.

  2. Anonymous January 29, 2019 at 3:45 pm

    Well he gets his foreign and domestic policies from Fox and Friends, so why not get national security issues from movies.

    If they rerun “The russians are coming” he will be telling us that they sent a submarine to cape cod because they just wanted to save a kid up in a bell tower.

  3. RM January 29, 2019 at 4:29 pm


    MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show was the top-rated non-sports show on cable television in January for the second straight month.

  4. Anon January 29, 2019 at 5:09 pm


    How does Da Nang Dick (Blumenthal) serve on the Senate Judiciary Committee when he defrauded the American people about his so called War Hero status in Vietnam, only to later admit, with tears pouring down his face, that he was never in Vietnam. An embarrassment to our Country!

    — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 29, 2019



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    Bloomberg/Duckworth 2020

  5. anonymous January 29, 2019 at 6:14 pm


    “They held an informal a quote conversation only after it was revealed by the press but now the Financial Times reports it was longer and more substantive than we were led to believe. The president was accompanied by Melania Trump, his wife but no staff, while Mr. Putin’s interpreter was there. According to a Russian government official’s account, the two spoke for about 15 minutes about a number of foreign policy issues.”

    • Anon January 30, 2019 at 1:24 pm

      No where to run and no money to hide. IT’s all getting audited. Globally. Bend over boys. Your turn.

  6. Diaper Donny January 29, 2019 at 6:30 pm



    “I feel like I would be remiss not to note that the one other person associated with the Trump campaign, besides Roger Stone, who admits to having months of communication with Wikileaks during the campaign … the only other person other than Roger Stone we know of that had months of communications with Wikileaks is … the president’s eldest son and namesake, Donald Trump, Jr.,” she reminded.

    She played clips by Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) both publicly airing concerns on MSNBC that Trump, Jr. lied to their committees.

  7. anon January 29, 2019 at 8:54 pm

    Senate Majority Leader Bitch McCONnell (R-Ky.) joined Sens. Charles E. $nakeintheGra$$ley (R-Iowa) and John Thune (R-SD), members of the Senate Finance Committee, in releasing legislation to permanently repeal the federal estate tax, which conservatives refer to as “the death tax.” Prior to the selection of Sarah Palin, Thune was mentioned as a possible vice presidential pick for Republican nominee John McCain in the 2008


    • Beaglemom January 30, 2019 at 3:06 am

      I will never forget driving through an impoverished crossroads town in northern Michigan and noticing big signs urging the repeal of the “Death Tax” along the road in front of impoverished farms. They also sported big “Bush/Cheney” signs. Obviously no one in the Republican Party ever told these aging and poor farmers that they would never have to pay an “estate tax.” Their assets would never have met the threshold. What they were told was that their families would lose their farms and “all their money” upon the death of the farm owner. Another grand Republican tactic! Just lie to your supporters; they’ll believe anything.

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