No surprise. Trump hasn’t a clue about “MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY”

…in case you’re unfamiliar with this based-on-a-true-story tale: In 1787, celebrated British naturalist Sir Joseph Banks commissioned a Royal Navy vessel to sail to Tahiti, acquire breadfruit plants (a crop that wasn’t particularly tasty but was cheap to grow and rich in nutrients), and bring them to the West Indies.

The captain of the HMS Bounty at the time was one William Bligh, a brilliant navigator who served under Captain James Cook—but who also, by all accounts, was an arrogant, nasty, paranoid, freakishly obsessive, and brutal man, during a time when the British navy was notorious for impressing people into service against their will and using corporal punishment to keep them in line.

For the trip to Tahiti, Bligh hired one Fletcher Christian as master’s mate. Christian later led a mutiny against Bligh, a rebellion that came in response to the captain’s management style, which was one of near-sadistic cruelty…

…nothing about Trump’s tweet suggests any kind of close read. It’s more than likely he’s confusing this with some other movie.

RTFA for more background to the discussion, the two terrific versions of the film. Personally, I think our dumbass fake president just admires Captain Bligh’s management style. After all, it doesn’t differ a whole boatload from how Trump acts as president.

Like any hypocrite$, Bill Barr argued against the crap he now promotes

In defending President Donald Trump against impeachment, the president’s legal team has had to perform legal gymnastics to try and justify Trump’s innocence, using tactics from stonewalling to outright lies…In a memo released prior to Trump’s Senate trial, the president’s lawyers turned to a new line of reasoning in their defense, claiming that “abuse of power,” one of the articles of impeachment the House voted in favor of, is not actually an impeachable offense because it’s not a real crime…

The New York Times points out that in a memo written in the summer of 2018 when he was still a private attorney, now-U.S. Attorney General William Barr argued the exact opposite of what the Trump team is now claiming in their defense of the president. In the memo…Barr argues that the president is shielded from criminal penalties and should not be held accountable by a special prosecutor. Instead, the president is held responsible by Congress and their impeachment powers—not just for criminal charges, but for “any abuses of discretion.” “Under the Framers’ plan, the determination whether the President is making decisions based on ‘improper’ motives or whether he is ‘faithfully’ discharging his responsibilities is left to the People, through the election process, and the Congress, through the Impeachment process,” Barr wrote. “The fact that President is answerable for any abuses of discretion and is ultimately subject to the judgment of Congress through the impeachment process means that the President is not the judge in his own cause.”

I’m not clear which sort of hypocrisy is more corrupt. Just taking your paycheck and vomiting out required paragraphs of legal puke. Or practicing phony law to prop up criminal incompetents because he is your Fuehrer.