“No Collusion” 16 Times

December 29, 2017 By: El Jefe Category: Trump

Michael Schmidt of the New York Times landed a private interview with Trump at Cheeto International Golf Club where His Orangeness was “working”.  During the 30 minute interview, Trump was obsessed by the Mueller investigation and denied collusion with the Russians SIXTEEN TIMES, even though Schmidt didn’t actually ask if he had colluded with the Russians.  The rest of the interview was vintage Latter Day Trump, where he has gotten so bad about repeating himself that he now repeats himself repeating himself.  An example:

“Well, I think it’s bad for the country. The only thing that bothers me about timing, I think it’s a very bad thing for the country. Because it makes the country look bad, it makes the country look very bad, and it puts the country in a very bad position. So the sooner it’s worked out, the better it is for the country.”

These phrases used the word “bad” FIVE times.  Also he did some serious boasting.  Here’s a little gem:

“I know the details of taxes better than anybody. Better than the greatest C.P.A. I know the details of health care better than most, better than most. And if I didn’t, I couldn’t have talked all these people into doing ultimately only to be rejected.”

He’s the smartest; the best at everything, right?  The transcript of the interview is really hard to read, so (editing out attributions to Trump and Schmidt, I made a word cloud of the transcript.  Here it is:

The more he repeats the words the larger they show.  It’s tough sledding, but a revealing read.

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16 Comments to ““No Collusion” 16 Times”


  1. All that “iteration” makes a person like me with a grad degree in psych pretty darn sure (along with all the other symptoms) that he is definitely insane. Will consider anyone else’s opinions.

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  2. Plato said:

    “Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.”

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  3. Collusion requires a trade or deal.

    How far would the Russians have gotten up the NKVD/KGB/FSB ladder if they were trying to collude with these people? Manager of a power station in Far Eastern Russia?

    This smells like someone has ??? on someone.

    To paraphrase Hanna Arendt, the banality of greed and ego. Hence no tax returns.

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  4. My 96 yo dad with dementia knows tax law better than he does.

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  5. Marge Wood says:

    Reminds me of our kids who used to yell “We won! We won! Well, THEY SAid they won, but they cheated. We really won.” And I wouldn’t trust Trump to put the right size bandage on my hand or arm. It’d prolly set off an allergic reaction.

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  6. Jane & PKM says:

    Donnie is such a total narcissist that his echolalia is restricted to repeating only his insane rantings.

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  7. Trump knows the details of taxes better than anyone, because presumably he rarely pays them? He’s an expert on health care, because, well, he looks like he gets winded walking out to Marine 1?

    So El Jefe, I started to think, at what else is Trump the penultimate, the tip top, the shiny glittering crown on a Miss USA pageant winner?

    How about, for two years running having the bigly best rap song on the charts, which he wrote himself, “Lock Her Up.”

    Then there’s defeating Obama and all the other Presidents after only a few months in office, at the most rounds of golf played as President in his first year.

    And perhaps his most stunning achievement, even to me, the surprising looks he gets from his wife and son, which are the same looks most of us give him. A combination of disbelief, apprehension, dread, and general abhorrence. When you can get your own wife, a model, who is trained to project the appearance of looking marvelous, and living a life of carefree wonder as the cameras click, when you have managed to get her to push you away, slap you in public, and offer a steady stream of side eye like she’s watching a tennis match, that Mr. President, is something no other president has ever accomplished before.

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  8. Buttemilk Sky says:

    That’s real pretty, but I thought the “interview” sounded more like a Talking Head song.

    Tell me what you think:

    buttermilk-sky.blogspot.com

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  9. Sixteen times and what do we get, another day older and deeper in debt.

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  10. SteveTheReturned says:

    Those of you who have dealt with an elderly family member with severe dementia ought to find the interview pretty revealing.

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  11. Sixteen tons—
    Seems more like dementia, although he could be diagnosed as narcissistic or sociopathic personality. In the year 2017 do we still see tertiary syphilis?
    And this reporter didn’t challenge any of this. He was one was big on being critical of Hillary and her emails.

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  12. Ted in Austin says:

    I had to blow up the word cloud to really study it. I can’t find Putin anywhere and Russian is so small I missed it the first few times. It’s almost like 45 is hiding something.

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  13. slipstream says:

    Trump can say it 16 times. Or a hundred.

    Mueller has to say it only once.

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  14. Trump has recently claimed that collusion is not a crime. Um, yeah! And up is down and down is up. I picture him gibbering this jabber wherever he ends up in a 6 x 8 room. He may not get off with an insanity plea.

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  15. Opinionated Hussy says:

    @maggie – Dementia, not insanity, on top of rampant Narcissistic Personality Disorder (otherwise known as Terminal Asshattedness). Completely incoherent.

    (I believe @Rick has pointed out the Tweeter-in-Chief’s most stunning achievements, by the way.)

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  16. Katy from Katy says:

    “Collusion” isn’t a crime, it’s just a word in English. It’s not a “term of art”. “Conspiracy” – now THAT’s a crime.

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