Shithole President

Least Racist Person


cjones01172018

Donald Trump likes to tell us he’s the best or most something of all sorts of stuff. Usually, it means he doesn’t know anything about the specific subject he’s addressing at the time.

He tells us how successful he is, and is a great businessman. He knows more about deal-making than anyone else. What he’s proven to be is a successful conman who’s declared bankruptcy multiple times. He’s been sued (and settled after saying he never settles) for conning millions from people’s life savings with his fake university, a “school” that gave business advice that went out of business. He’s displayed his deal-making abilities while agreeing on a “clean” bill with Democrats, only to have the Republican sitting next to him have to explain what a “clean” bill is.

He knows the most about NATO but would probably struggle to tell you what the acronym stands for. He knows the most about healthcare only to discover after he’s elected that it’s difficult. He knows the most about taxes which mean he’s really good at hiring other people to do his taxes. And, remember how he was going to hire the best people?

He knows more about ISIS than the generals (to be fair, the only general he knew at the time of that statement was Michael Flynn). He’s also told us he’s a “stable genius.”

Trying to kill the shithole controversy, Trump told a pool of reporters, “I am the least racist person you have ever interviewed, that I can tell you.” “That I can tell you,” is how you finish an untrue statement.

This “least racist person” nonsense is only a part of the dumbass defense Republicans are implementing over shitholegate.

Senators Tom Cotton and David Perdue, who were present for the comments, said they didn’t recall the president making those comments. Two days later, their amnesia is cured. Hallelujah! They swear the president never made those comments. The dumbass part of this is you’re supposed to believe two guys, who both want cabinet positions, who couldn’t remember but now remember.

Another dumbass defense is that we can’t trust Democratic Senator Dick Durbin because he’s a Democrat and a liar. Durbin’s story hasn’t changed while those defending the president have changed their stories. Durbin was the lone Democrat in the meeting, and he set himself up for everyone else from that room to call him a liar. Instead, Republican Lindsey Graham has backed him up, told Republican Tim Scott what Trump said, and even stated that his memory hasn’t “evolved” like his Republican colleagues. The biggest dumbass part of this is believing Donald Trump over anyone.

The next dumbass line of defense is the focus on the words. Republicans have even changed the word from “shithole” to “shithouse,” as though they don’t mean the same thing. They tell us it’s not a big deal for the president to curse in a meeting. They’re right. It’s not a big deal for the president to curse. What is the big deal is the racist sentiment, not the language. If Trump had excluded “shit” from his statements and said, “hey, we need fewer immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador, and Africa and instead, have more from Norway,” that would still be racist. Anyone using the defense over cursing isn’t mentally competent enough to have a discussion on the subject.

Another dumbass defense I’ve seen used, but not as much, is that “shithole” is a military terminology. As in, people in the military refer to the location of their deployment as a “shithole.” I don’t have a problem with service members talking that way. I’m not going to tell them they should enjoy the paradise of Fallujah. But this isn’t the issue any more than the cursing part of it. Trump has never been in the military. The meeting was not about military operations, nor was it a briefing with members of the military. It was on a domestic issue with politicians.

Then, there’s the dumbass defense Trump’s privacy was violated. This one is rich. Trump was aided in his presidential campaign by Russian agents leaking private emails. Trump asked Russia, publicly, to leak the emails. His son invited Russians into Trump Tower and was exchanging messages with Wikileaks. But Heaven forbid someone violates Trump’s privacy, which doesn’t exist in this situation. It was not a private meeting. It wasn’t on classified information. It was in the White House with United States Senators. Also, it’s a dumbass defense to say he didn’t say that and how dare you to reveal he said that. Republicans are all about privacy unless you’re hacking a Democrat’s email.

There’s another dumbass defense which shows the racism of the user. This is the defense that Trump can’t be a racist because, while not wanting black and brown immigrants, he’s cool with Asians. Also, “I like Asians” doesn’t mean you’re not racist toward them. For example: Forget her training, expertise, and field of study, “why isn’t the pretty Korean lady negotiating with North Korea?” That’s a dumbass/racism/sexism trifecta right there.

Another dumbass defense is to check how this is playing with the base while denying you said it. He never said that racist shit, but have you seen the glowing reviews from The Daily Stormer?

Finally, the grandest defense of dumbass defenses is that Trump is not a racist. Trump has stated many times he is the least racist person there is.

I know a lot of people who are not racist and I can’t recall any of them ever stating that they weren’t a racist. Maybe that’s because people who aren’t racist don’t have to tell you they’re not racist.

Also, out of all the non-racist people I know, I can’t think of any of them who are birthers, who said Mexico was sending us rapists and murderers, who placed a full-page ad in The New York Times calling for the death penalty for black kids who were exonerated of rape charges, said a judge of Mexican descent wasn’t qualified to preside over his lawsuit because of his race, called people “Pocahontas,” or ever said there were “very fine people” in a group of Nazis chanting “blood and soil” and “Jews will not replace us.”

I also doubt any of them have ever said all Haitian immigrants have AIDS or that African immigrants lived in grass huts. And, they’re rarely ever on the same side of an issue as Richard Spencer, David Duke, The Daily Stormer, etc.

When someone says they’re not a racist, they’re probably a racist. It’s kinda like when a sentence starts with “I don’t want to sound racist but” always finishes with something racist. Or, how “I’m not a racist” often finishes with “I have a black friend.” Combine that with the clue that someone is lying, which is “believe me” and ” that I can tell you,” and you have one racist liar.

Trump’s defenders claim liberals always play the race card and accuse Republicans of being racist in every argument. That’s not true. I believe Republicans like George W. Bush and Mitt Romney are out of touch with people who aren’t billionaires and maybe even with people aren’t white, but they’re not racists. John McCain isn’t a racist. I don’t believe every Republican is a racist. You can even be an asshole without being a racist.

I do believe every racist votes Republican. I also believe that racism is a non-issue for Republican voters. Nearly 63 million voters ignored Donald Trump’s blatant racism.

And, no. We don’t call you a racist on every issue. We do call you a racist when you do racist acts and make racist comments. If you want people to stop calling you a racist, stop saying and defending racist shit. Then, you may not ever have to say “I’m not a racist” ever again.”

Donald Trump is not our first racist president, but he’s possibly our most racist. While he’s not the least racist person we know, he can take comfort in being the “least” in a lot of other categories.

He is the least knowledgeable, the least qualified, the least informed, the least stable, the least competent, the least mature, the least likable, and the last guy you want your wife/sister/mother alone in an elevator with.

That, I can tell you.

Creative notes: Again, I’m drawing Klansmen. I felt self-conscious about it. I asked a colleague, who I respect, if he thought it was OK to use them so frequently. He’s the kind of guy who won’t tell me only what I want to hear. He’s been critical before and has a knack for it being constructive. He thought if the idea is strong enough, and with Trump’s constant racism, then I should go for it. I didn’t tell him the idea, but you can see how it played out.

I was saddened by the news of the death of Delores O’Riordan of the Cranberries. She had an amazing voice and was a huge part of the early 90s sound. So, tonight’s drawing music was the Cranberries…for a few minutes. Linger is a song that really gets to me. It’s beautiful and you can really feel the emotion coming out of the music and vocals. But, I realized it’s really the only Cranberries song I like. I know. Build my gallows high.

I want to thank everyone who has donated in the past. Your support helps me continue creating cartoons and columns with a little less stress in my life. Between competing syndicates with much larger resources, timid editors, and Trump supporters who attempt to intimidate the editors who do publish anything that criticizes their idol, it’s a challenge to make a career out of this. So your support (if you can) is appreciated. Want to help me continue to create cartoons and keep doing what I’m doing (pissing off conservatives)? Look to the right of this page and make a donation through PayPal. Every $40 donation will receive a signed print (please specify which print you want or I won’t mail one). All donations will receive my eternal gratitude

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A Trumpian Anthem


cjones01142018

This isn’t about the fucking language, fuckers.

I heard that argument this morning on MSNBC. Some right-wing douchie Trump defending tool brought up instances where other politicians have used salty language. They excused this instance for the way Trump talks.

Is there a requirement that to be a Republican you must surrender all abilities to rationalize and equivocate?  Again, it’s not about the language, Shithead.

I said I was tired yesterday, but I got a couple hours of sleep and I’m raring to go again. Yesterday I was pissed at Trump. Today, I’m pissed at his defenders.

Senator Dick Durbin has confirmed Trump’s “shithole” comments. He was the only Democrat in a room with nine Republicans. Two of those Republicans say they can’t recall Trump making the “shithole” comment. One hasn’t confirmed the exact words but has said he took Trump to task for his comments. One Republican has denied it was ever said and that it’s a Democrat lie. That one Republican is Donald Trump.

Dick Durbin is a politician, and politicians do lie. But, I don’t believe Durbin would create a lie about words coming out of the president’s mouth that nine Republicans could deny. Why would he put himself out on a ledge like that unless it’s true, and he’s calling his GOP colleagues out?

Senators Tom Cotton and David Perdue, two very horrible sycophantic people, are the ones who say they don’t recall the president making the “shithole” comments. If those two United States Senators can’t pay attention, then maybe they shouldn’t be involved in government meetings over heavy weighty things like immigration and stuff.

Lindsey Graham said he called the president out, while not confirming the quotes. None of the eight Republican senators in attendance at that meeting have refuted Durbin’s account.

Then we have Trump who has denied it. The White House has denied it. The White House has called Durbin a liar while criticizing him for leaking comments from a private meeting. Which is it? Is he lying or is he leaking? You can’t leak lies, assholes.

Trump tweeted that these accusations are lies, right after he tweeted that Obama had moved the U.S. embassy, which was a lie. You would think that if you want credibility on a certain day, that you’d cut back on the lying for at least an hour or so.

It’s also been reported that Trump was on the phone all night with friends asking how this will play with his base. Again, is this a lie or an actual comment? Are you hoping words you didn’t say will increase your support? Are we actually doing the wink-wink-nudge-nudge thing?

Do you know who believes Trump made those comments? The assholes over at The Daily Stormer. They believe it and they’re ecstatic.

Creative notes: This is kind of a bonus cartoon. I don’t normally like drawing on the same subject two times in a row. But, this is kinda big. I had a difficult time getting my idea last night. Today, they won’t stop coming. You’ll get another cartoon from me Saturday morning. I’m not sure what that’ll be on yet.

I want to thank everyone who has donated in the past. Your support helps me continue creating cartoons and columns with a little less stress in my life. Between competing syndicates with much larger resources, timid editors, and Trump supporters who attempt to intimidate the editors who do publish anything that criticizes their idol, it’s a challenge to make a career out of this. So your support (if you can) is appreciated. Want to help me continue to create cartoons and keep doing what I’m doing (pissing off conservatives)? Look to the right of this page and make a donation through PayPal. Every $40 donation will receive a signed print (please specify which print you want or I won’t mail one). All donations will receive my eternal gratitude

$#!+Hole Countries


cjones01132018

Thursday was a very disgusting day.

I was revolted, disgusted, ashamed, and angered by the president of the United States “shithole” comment. Most of all, I’m tired.

I’m tired of the daily insanity emanating from the White House. I’m tired from the president telling over 2,000 lies within a year. I’m tired of Trump people trying to explain racism, sexism, and stupidity as something other than it is. I’m tired of people who believe it’s racism that’ll make America great again. I’m tired that this is becoming normal. The new normal is “shithole” being repeated over and over on CNN.

I’m tired of waiting for Trump supporters, who claimed Obama was the most racially divisive president in history, to stop defending this excuse of a human being in the Oval Office and for them to react with some dignity and reason. That’s not going to happen.

Trump supporters took to the airwaves and social media last night and tried to defend Trump by talking about “merit-based” for immigration. Shithole is not about merit-based. They defended Trump by stating he’s open to allowing more people from Asian nations to immigrate here. If you hate black people but like Asians, you’re still a racist.

Former congressman and relentless Trump defender Jack Kingston went on CNN and said if Trump was a racist that we’d know it by now. I’m too tired to laugh. I’m also too tired to go over, again, every instance of Trump’s racism over the past four decades.

The White House isn’t even denying Trump’s statements, with some believing it’ll go over well with his base. It makes me tired knowing they’re right. Trump’s racism is the number one reason most white people voted for him.

During an immigration meeting with senators which included a discussion of the fate of immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador, and some African nations, Trump reportedly said, “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” He said, “Why do we need more Haitians? Take them out.”

He then said he’d like to see more people come here from Norway. In case you’re geographically ignorant, those “shithole” nations are majority black. Norway is home to the whitest people on the planet.

The inscription on the Statue of Liberty reads in part, “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” Nobody tired, poor, and in huddled masses yearning to breathe free is coming from Norway.

We should accept people into this nation based on who they are, not where they’re from. When I was a child I was led to believe that America is a melting pot and our diversity is our greatest strength. It might sound naive but a few things from childhood have remained with me to adulthood. I still love Snoopy. The Chicago Cubs will always be my team. Ketchup on a hot dog is un-American. And, America’s greatness comes from its immigrants. It’s our blending of cultures that make us unique in the world. Immigrants built this nation.

Since Trump is so infatuated with Norwegians, you would think the White House would be capable of spelling “Norway.” On Wednesday, they announced that Trump was meeting with the Prime Minister of Normay. Trump does have a thing about Scandinavia as he once claimed he was of Swedish descent when his ancestors, the Drumpfs, are actually from Germany. Then again, maybe he’s just a fan of the Smedish Bikini Team.

Trump’s comments aren’t as much about the “shitholes” as they are about the people from those places. There are shitholes in the world. According to Ancestry.com, I’m 55% British (19% Irish and 14% Scandinavian. Eat your heart out, Trump. The rest is all Euromutt). I bet there’s a lot of people in the UK that can point out places in their nation they think are shitholes. But, if someone is strong enough and has the perseverance to climb out of a shithole and make something of themselves, isn’t that the exact type of person we need in our nation? If you say that only people from the white countries can make our economy stronger, you’re a liar and a racist. Plus, if someone believes their country is so bad that even a nation led by a shithead like Trump is an improvement, then let’s give that poor bastard a shot.

I’m not afraid of not being in the majority anymore. Our nation will continue to grow stronger from our diversity, even if white people aren’t leading the way. I’m already taking Spanish lessons. Mis pantalones son negros.

As I said, I’m tired. I’m not even laughing at this crap anymore. I don’t even like this cartoon that much because I’m tired of having to confront this repeatedly. But I can’t remain tired because I refuse to lie down and accept this “new normal.” I will reject it again and again. No matter how many times he hits me, I’m hitting back. When Trump hits my country, he’s hitting me. There are more of us than there are of them, and we all have to hit back, no matter how tired we get from throwing punches.

It’s been said that when someone shows you who they are, believe them. Donald Trump likes to say “believe me.” He has shown us who is again and again. He has shown us he is a racist. It’s about time that each of us believes him.

Creative notes: I’m also tired of drawing Klansmen and Nazis. Gee, why don’t I think outside the box and drawing something else? Trust me. I am. I could have made this so much worse.

I had people tell me on social media that Trump is making this easy, and he’s practically drawing the cartoons for me. That’s when it gets hard. Gross is easy. I could come up with something that’s truly disgusting and it would get shared a million times on social media. But those are the types of ideas idiots will create memes out of and pass around. When you start drawing cartoons like that, you’re not even creating commentary anymore. That is the danger of Trump. You should be outraged but you have to be careful that your outrage doesn’t match his vulgarity. If you’re merely telling people Trump is a vulgar person then you might as well draw weather cartoons. People already know Trump is vulgar, and they know when it’s cold outside.

Last night, Don Lemon said he’s tired of being outraged. Me too. He said it’s more beneficial to be strategic than outraged. That’s what I’m trying to do. If all I have is outrage then I’m not working for newspapers anymore. I’m working for Facebook and being paid only in exposure. I’m not going to work for free for Mark Zuckerberg.

Plus, the challenge is to take something really bad, like “shithole” or Donald Trump, and push the envelope to the edge where it is still acceptable for good newspapers. I say “good” newspapers because there’s a lot of newspapers that won’t run anything on Trump. Believe me.

I want to thank everyone who has donated in the past. Your support helps me continue creating cartoons and columns with a little less stress in my life. Between competing syndicates with much larger resources, timid editors, and Trump supporters who attempt to intimidate the editors who do publish anything that criticizes their idol, it’s a challenge to make a career out of this. So your support (if you can) is appreciated. Want to help me continue to create cartoons and keep doing what I’m doing (pissing off conservatives)? Look to the right of this page and make a donation through PayPal. Every $40 donation will receive a signed print (please specify which print you want or I won’t mail one). All donations will receive my eternal gratitude