President Donald Trump is batshit crazy, and one of the good things about being batshit crazy is that you don’t have any loyalty to anyone—therefore, anybody can get it.
On Wednesday during a televised meeting with lawmakers at the White House, Trump came out swinging against his own “party” (I use the word loosely because Trump would run as a damn Dixie-liberal-crat if that was a thing that got him extra votes).
During the hourlong meeting, Trump bashed GOP members for being “petrified” of the National Rifle Association. Trump seemingly flipped the script on his band of merry deplorables, claiming that he favored a “comprehensive” approach to addressing violence.
“We can’t wait and play games, and nothing gets done,” Trump said, sounding almost like a Democrat, but his voice wasn’t whiny enough, Al-Jazeera reports. “We want to stop the problems.”
The news site notes that Democrats in attendance urged the president to use his political power to influence his party to take action.
“It is going to have to be you,” Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) told Trump.
The president called for stronger background checks, which for some ungodly reason the GOP and the NRA are against. Is this because it would make it harder for a certain section of America (read: bootleg dentistry and fat-tire-pickup drivers) to purchase guns at gun shows?
“What’s a gun show?” you ask? Well, that is where people who have guns (read: tabacky-chewing, Hulk Hogan-loving Americans) sell guns to other Americans (read: mesh-hat-wearing, NASCAR-loving white men) with little to no requirements other than that said Budweiser-drinking American has the correct amount to purchase said firearm.
“We have to stop this nonsense,” the president said. Trump then added that police should be able to take civilians’ firearms without a court order, to which all of the GOP Congress members in the room began looking at their phones. Apparently the NRA sent out a mass text stating, “Fuck that shit! Someone needs to start choking to end this meeting!” A few members coughed, but no one actually faked a full choking scene.
“Take the guns first, go through due process second,” Trump suggested.
The president then straight-up slammed Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), who is pushing a bill to broaden background checks. Trump asked Toomey if his plan included raising the minimum age to purchase a firearm from 18 to 21. Toomey told the president it did not. To which the president replied: “You know why
, bitch? Because you’re afraid of the NRA.”
Democrats might be spineless, but they aren’t stupid. Many noted that the president is batshit crazy, and therefore took little interest in his newfound ways. Fine, they didn’t actually call him batshit crazy, but they know he is.
“I’m worried that this was the beginning and the end of the president’s advocacy on this issue. The White House has to put some meat on the bones. The White House has to send a proposal to Congress,” Murphy told reporters after the meeting, Al-Jazeera reports.
Chances are the president will go home, eat his daily bucket of KFC and destroy the presidential bathroom, only to wake in the morning, hate-tweet liberal talk show hosts and change his batshit mind.