You have to wonder who is worse: the Ignoranus-in-Chief or the nutballs who support him

❝ President Donald Trump ranted about immigrants, attractive generals, the difficulty of being president and more on Wednesday in his first televised appearance of the year.

In a rambling and often disjointed conversation, the president led reporters and members of his Cabinet through his thinking on issues ranging from immigration to military strategy to the very role of the presidency…

❝ Trump claimed there are more than 30 million undocumented immigrants…experts’…estimated there were 10.7 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. as of 2016.

❝ In one extended rant, Trump put forth his theory that Afghanistan was responsible for turning the Soviet Union into Russia, shared his thoughts on military strategy to fight terrorism and then claimed he would have been a good general. Trump avoided the draft five times.

❝ He complained about being ‘all alone’ over the holidays, ‘except for all of the guys out on the lawn with machine guns.’

Read ’em all and weep, folks. Especially those of you who didn’t show up on Election Day 2016 because Trump’s defeat was a “sure thing”.

Heard on the trail in South Carolina

Government by the people

❝ “Is Jeb Bush related to George W. Bush?”

The most-asked question about Jeb in South Carolina during the Republican debate, according to Google Trends…

Adviser of the week

❝ “I’m not an expert in a lot of things, but I’m pretty knowledgeable about what it takes to be a president, since I were one.”

George W. Bush backs Jeb! Fox News

The South will rise again

❝ “38% of Trump voters…wish the South had won the civil war to only 24% glad the North won and 38% who aren’t sure.”

Public Policy Polling in South Carolina.

Truther

❝ “It’s a horrible topic, but they say they found a pillow on his face, which is a pretty unusual place to find a pillow. I can’t give you an answer.”

Mr Trump considers whether Antonin Scalia was murdered. “The Savage Nation”

RTFA. There’s more.

Yes, the usual question applies: Are these people ignorant or stupid?

Thanks, Helen