50 Shades of Trump

 

President-Elect Donald Trump likes to be forced into a leather cat-suit, have a blow-up gag inserted into his mouth, be bound from head to toe, and get stuffed into a sleeping bag, which is then filled with strawberry jam and zipped closed. Still in the bag, he is rolled down a rocky hill into a pool of medium-rare Trump steaks. Extricated from the bag, he then likes to have Meryl Streep throw Trump Grill Taco Bowls at him while Rosie O’Donnell reads aloud select excerpts from 50 Shades of Grey and Mein Kampf.

Or not.

This, basically, is the reporting from BuzzFeed and CNN, which claims to have access to a report that Russia has a file on Trump that includes embarrassing information which can be used to blackmail him. According to the sites, Trump was made aware of the file during a briefing with intelligence agencies about Russia’s possible involvement in the election. To date, there is no evidence that Russia hacked the election.

And, to date, there is no evidence that the report from BuzzFeed has validity. (Evidence that CNN is a news organization is also disappearing quickly.) Trump denies all of it, accusing CNN of engaging in fake news:

He continued on Twitter:

It would not surprise me if Moscow had a file on Trump. Or on Hillary Clinton. Or President Obama or Charlie Sheen or anyone. Everyone has a file. It’s just, for most Americans, that file is held by the NSA.

Blackmail can always be an issue. A President, or any elected official, being compromised is always a risk. But to purposefully print a report of unverified claims is to willfully undermine that elected official. BuzzFeed isn’t a whistleblower here, they’re propagandists. Publishing this unverified report in this manner makes Bradley Manning look honorable by comparison.

Reince Priebus, who will serve as Chief of Staff in the Trump White House, told “Fox and Friends” that he was in the briefing Trump had with intel officials, and these allegations never came up:

Complete garbage. I was in the (intelligence) briefing too. And this salacious stuff, the first I heard of any of these things was when someone printed it off of BuzzFeed. The New York Times announced overnight they couldn’t even publish this stuff, because they couldn’t verify it and they don’t believe in it. This stuff is total garbage, and it’s not true.

He went on to say that this was not an intelligence document, but was “apparently produced by a retired agent somewhere in the world, (who) gets paid by people to put these reports together. It certainly isn’t true.” Even CNN admitted they can’t confirm the contents of the memo were discussed in the meeting.

While many focus on the sordid details, others question have emerged about how a memo like this came to exist. Who did it come from? Are intelligence agency heads, all out of jobs on January 20, sending a parting shot before they go? Is this just another attempt to delegitimize Trump? Is this the work of the Vast Left Wing Conspiracy? Michael Moore? The Joos?

What if the whole thing is a hoax? Message board 4Chan says the rumor came from them, including the most incendiary sections about Trump and a liking of urination. Some are stating, with detailed proof, that this is actually fan fiction:

….a post on 4Chan now claims that the infamous “golden showers” scene in the unverified 35-page dossier, allegedly compiled by a British intelligence officer, was a hoax and fabricated by a member of the chatboard as “fanfiction”, then sent to Rick Wilson, who proceeded to send it to the CIA, which then put it in their official classified intelligence report on the election.

Less than 24 hours after it began, the story is seemingly falling apart. But the story never mattered; the narrative did. The purpose was to denigrate Trump, and further erode his reputation. It was reported, without proof, to continue the desired meme of Trump as some kind of Russian agent or operative or flunky or Manchurian candidate or add your delulded fantasy here.

And now that the lie has been exposed, Trump can get back to the things that matter. Someone grill up the steaks, and where’s Rosie?


Reposted from WIBC.com.

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    I just don’t ever want to hear another sanctimonious word about “fake news” from some leftist.

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    Cato Rand (View Comment):
    I just don’t ever want to hear another sanctimonious word about “fake news” from some leftist.

    Well, I want an Unicorn.

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    • January 11, 2017 at 9:16 am
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    I heard about the cat suit and sleeping bag but didn’t know whether to believe it. Thanks for the verification.

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    I Walton (View Comment):
    I heard about the cat suit and sleeping bag but didn’t know whether to believe it. Thanks for the verification.

    Psh, so credulous. The glaring error was right in the opener, “filled with strawberry jam”. Everyone, everyone knows that it was marmalade. I guess some people will just believe anything.

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    • January 11, 2017 at 9:53 am
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    How on earth was this information meant to embarrass Mr Trump?

    Don’t they know the man has no shame? He talked about his penis size on national TV?! If this story were true, we would already have known about it from him!

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    • January 11, 2017 at 9:54 am
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    Good to know the opening paragraph is the new Ricochet. I guess they decided the membership drive needed a new demographic to attract.

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    Tony Katz: Everyone has a file. It’s just, for most Americans, that file is held by the NSA.

    Every American has a file at the IRS.

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    Tony Katz: President-Elect Donald Trump likes to be forced into a leather cat-suit, have a blow-up gag inserted into his mouth, be bound from head to toe, and get stuffed into a sleeping bag, which is then filled with strawberry jam and zipped closed. Still in the bag, he is rolled down a rocky hill into a pool of medium-rare Trump steaks. Extricated from the bag, he then likes to have Meryl Streep throw Trump Grill Taco Bowls at him while Rosie O’Donnell reads aloud select excerpts from 50 Shades of Grey and Mein Kampf.

    That would be scandalous. I can understand associating with Vladimir Putin, but Rosie O’Donnell? I could never forgive that.

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    • January 11, 2017 at 10:39 am
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    Tony Katz: “fanfiction”, then sent to Rick Wilson, who proceeded to send it to the CIA, which then put it in their official classified intelligence report on the election.

    Nice to see our illustrious former contributor to Ricochet is still at it

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    So worried that Russia might embarrass Trump with release of the dossier, the media responded by releasing the dossier. Alrighty then.

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    Tony Katz:President-Elect Donald Trump likes to be forced into a leather cat-suit, have a blow-up gag inserted into his mouth, be bound from head to toe, and get stuffed into a sleeping bag, which is then filled with strawberry jam and zipped closed. Still in the bag, he is rolled down a rocky hill into a pool of medium-rare Trump steaks. Extricated from the bag, he then likes to have Meryl Streep throw Trump Grill Taco Bowls at him while Rosie O’Donnell reads aloud select excerpts from 50 Shades of Grey and Mein Kampf.

    Or not.

    This is the funniest mockery of the ridiculous allegations I’ve seen yet! Well played!

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    TKC1101 (View Comment):
    Good to know the opening paragraph is the new Ricochet. I guess they decided the membership drive needed a new demographic to attract.

    Hm. I have to say, I did not take Tony Katz literally, or even seriously, at all here.

    OTOH, I think he did mean this, when he wrote it.

    Excerpt from, “Why Trump? An Open Letter To My Kids” by Tony Katz:

    Our reality was simple; Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. And it wasn’t just our reality…it was the reality of millions of other Americans. Whether they liked it or not didn’t, and doesn’t, matter. This was the choice.

    So, I took the option that gave you a shot. I voted for Donald Trump.

    That’s what this election was about. It was about giving you a shot in this life. It was about taking the opportunity to let people who work hard keep more of what they earn. People should enjoy the fruits of their labors. That will be you some day. I want that for you.

    It was about taking the opportunity to have Supreme Court justices who don’t think they should create laws. About a court that values your life, your right to defend your life, the rights of people over government and the rights of nature over the whims of man. You’ll need those rights of nature someday, if not right now. I want that for you.

    It was about knowing that you are not ATM machines; your job isn’t to spend a lifetime paying down a debt that others decided you should be burdened with. The more debt you have, the less of a full life you can live. You deserve the best life you choose to live. I want that for you.

    It was about the best chance mom and I have to keep you safe against enemies who take pleasure in our pain. Terrorism existed when I was a kid. It was far away, and sometimes made itself known….like in the Olympics in Munich, Germany in 1972, or aboard a cruse ship called the Achille Lauro in the 1980’s.

    Now, terrorism is in Orlando, Florida, not too far from Poppi and Nonna. It’s in San Bernardino, not too far from where we used to live in Los Angeles. It hasn’t gone away, because we’ve failed to fight it with strength and will and commitment. Now, we have leaders who are afraid to call it what it is. As I said, strong men and women deal with their realities. And, in this world, you can’t possibly deal with an issue that you can not clearly identify.

    Never forget that not every Muslim is a terrorist. To say otherwise is simply untrue. But, at the same time, radical Islamic Terrorism is real, and to say otherwise is also untrue. It’s not wrong, nor immoral, nor rude, nor racist, nor bigoted to say so. The truth is never any of those things.

    You deserve to live in a world where you can eat a meal outside on the sidewalk of Mass Ave. in Indianapolis, or on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, without fear of an explosion or bullets. You deserve a world where you can dance in a nightclub and come home safely. You deserve a world where you can fly on a plane without it being hijacked. You deserve a life free from those fears. I want that for you.

    The best chance mom and I had to give you those things – to give you a shot at those things – was to vote for Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton. To give you a shot, we had to vote for an imperfect man. We surrounded him with competent people, some of them very good people. We gave him the tools he would need and the people he could work with to give you the best shot in this world.

    It wasn’t just us. Millions upon millions of Americans want to give their kids a shot at a safe life in a safer world, where the path they choose is up to their design and they aren’t burdened with the failures of those who see you as dollar signs and not dear, loved children.

    You deserve a shot. That’s why we voted for Donald Trump. 

    Eight years ago, millions of Americans told us time and again how Barack Obama was going to usher in a safer world. Eight years later, the world is anything but. We were told how Americans were going to be united with Barack Obama as President. Eight years later, Americans are more divided than ever. It’s been horrific to watch, and even worse to live in. 

    Eight years later, we voted for Donald Trump. Millions of Americans were told how a President Trump will bring jobs back to America, how he’ll protect the border, how he’ll fight radical Islamic Terrorism and how he’ll reduce debt. Hillary Clinton’s plans could not achieve those goals. With Donald Trump, we think we have a shot.

    We think you have a shot. That’s why we voted for Donald Trump. We hope we’re right. You deserve it. You deserve your shot. 

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    TKC1101 (View Comment):
    Good to know the opening paragraph is the new Ricochet. I guess they decided the membership drive needed a new demographic to attract.

    I agree. We love Trump voters with a sense of humor.

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    Tony Katz: President-Elect Donald Trump likes to be forced into a leather cat-suit, have a blow-up gag inserted into his mouth, be bound from head to toe, and get stuffed into a sleeping bag, which is then filled with strawberry jam and zipped closed. Still in the bag, he is rolled down a rocky hill into a pool of medium-rare Trump steaks. Extricated from the bag, he then likes to have Meryl Streep throw Trump Grill Taco Bowls at him while Rosie O’Donnell reads aloud select excerpts from 50 Shades of Grey and Mein Kampf.

    Are these services available to other people? Asking for a friend…

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    TKC1101 (View Comment):
    Good to know the opening paragraph is the new Ricochet. I guess they decided the membership drive needed a new demographic to attract.

    I agree. We love Trump voters with a sense of humor.

    What about those of us with no sense of humor whatsoever?

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    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

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    TKC1101 (View Comment):
    Good to know the opening paragraph is the new Ricochet. I guess they decided the membership drive needed a new demographic to attract.

    I agree. We love Trump voters with a sense of humor.

    What about those of us with no sense of humor whatsoever?

    There are other things that inspire admiration besides a sense of humor, Bryan, as you so amply demonstrated on your recent post. You have nothing to be worried about in that regard, at least as far as I am concerned . . . .

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    TKC1101 (View Comment):
    Good to know the opening paragraph is the new Ricochet. I guess they decided the membership drive needed a new demographic to attract.

    I agree. We love Trump voters with a sense of humor.

    Well, then you should appreciate the humor in the comment. I did think we were short on the leather cat suit contingent , at least those who admit it. Maybe if you can get them out of the Pit for a while.

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    She (View Comment):
    Hm. I have to say, I did not take Tony Katz literally, or even seriously, at all here.

    Neither did I. You could save a lot of words if you stopped treating every comment I make as the voice of doom, also..

    I think the leather fetish mouth gag contingent should be a fine target demo for new membership. Since they can’t talk, I’ll bet they have a lot to write. It might make for a tough podcast, though.

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    Tony Katz: It would not surprise me if Moscow had a file on Trump. Or on Hillary Clinton. Or President Obama or Charlie Sheen or anyone.

    Damnit Tony,

    You’ve hit on the secret special key. Trump is Charlie Sheen’s secret code name with the Russians. It all makes sense if you just remove the name Trump and insert Charlie Sheen. Brilliant piece of detective work Tony. Keep on doing the oh so important job of journalism(?).

    Regards,

    Jim

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    TKC1101 (View Comment):
    I think the leather fetish mouth gag contingent should be a fine target demo for new membership. Since they can’t talk, I’ll bet they have a lot to write. It might make for a tough podcast, though.

    Rob Long: So what do you think of Trump’s position on manufacturing jobs?

    Guest: Mmm-MM mm-MMM-mm mm-mm-mm, MM-mm mmm.

    Seawriter

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    Hm. I have to say, I did not take Tony Katz literally, or even seriously, at all here.

    Neither did I. You could save a lot of words if you stopped treating every comment I make as the voice of doom, also..

    That is not my perception of your every comment. (I daresay you have made a great many comments over the past few weeks that I have paid absolutely no attention to at all. And I’m not going to go back and look now, so they will just have to stand on their own merits.)

    However, you obviously think you know better than I do what I am thinking about your every comment, so please explain what you are talking about.

    On another note, I have as much right as anyone here to use as many words as I am entitled to, so I would appreciate it if you would stop trying to “save the words” from my depredations upon them. Last I knew, words were a renewable resource, and no matter how many I use, there are just as many left over for everyone else.

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    TKC1101 (View Comment):
    You could save a lot of words if you stopped treating every comment I make as the voice of doom

    I see a new screen name.

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    TKC1101 (View Comment):
    Good to know the opening paragraph is the new Ricochet. I guess they decided the membership drive needed a new demographic to attract.

    I agree. We love Trump voters with a sense of humor.

    What about those of us with no sense of humor whatsoever?

    My pointy ears are burning.

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    TKC1101 (View Comment):
    You could save a lot of words if you stopped treating every comment I make as the voice of doom

    I see a new screen name.

    So do I. Oh wait. That’s my new screen name I see. Which one were you thinking of?

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    Tommy De Seno (View Comment):
    So worried that Russia might embarrass Trump with release of the dossier, the media responded by releasing the dossier. Alrighty then.

    Its the lack of thought that counts.

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    She (View Comment):
    Hm. I have to say, I did not take Tony Katz literally, or even seriously, at all here.

    Neither did I. You could save a lot of words if you stopped treating every comment I make as the voice of doom, also..

    That is not my perception of your every comment. (I daresay you have made a great many comments over the past few weeks that I have paid absolutely no attention to at all. And I’m not going to go back and look now, so they will just have to stand on their own merits.)

    However, you obviously think you know better than I do what I am thinking about your every comment, so please explain what you are talking about.

    On another note, I have as much right as anyone here to use as many words as I am entitled to, so I would appreciate it if you would stop trying to “save the words” from my depredations upon them. Last I knew, words were a renewable resource, and no matter how many I use, there are just as many left over for everyone else.

    Why, as a moderator, do you find it necessary to pick a fight with a member? Just doesn’t seem necessary to me.

    Thanks.

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    Hm. I have to say, I did not take Tony Katz literally, or even seriously, at all here.

    Neither did I. You could save a lot of words if you stopped treating every comment I make as the voice of doom, also..

    That is not my perception of your every comment. (I daresay you have made a great many comments over the past few weeks that I have paid absolutely no attention to at all. And I’m not going to go back and look now, so they will just have to stand on their own merits.)

    However, you obviously think you know better than I do what I am thinking about your every comment, so please explain what you are talking about.

    On another note, I have as much right as anyone here to use as many words as I am entitled to, so I would appreciate it if you would stop trying to “save the words” from my depredations upon them. Last I knew, words were a renewable resource, and no matter how many I use, there are just as many left over for everyone else.

    Why, as a moderator, do you find it necessary to pick a fight with a member? Just doesn’t seem necessary to me.

    Thanks.

    Please read the member’s comment which was made directly to me, and which, according to the generally accepted terms of what constitutes a “conversation” is deserving of a response.

    I provided a response in which I asked the member to provide a further explanation of his comment (reasonable, I think), and pointed out that words are not a commodity whose supply is restricted around here (it’s common practice, for example, for those at the Coolidge, and even the Thatcher levels, on occasion to “continue” their comments as long as they like. I’m not sure that any of us should get into the business of telling other members, even those of us who are moderators, that they do not have a right to use their words in the furtherance of a civil and productive conversation.

    In addition, I can’t find the contract I signed in which I agreed to forfeit my right to converse with any fellow member, moderator, editor, administrator or founder at the same time as I assumed a moderator role.

    Thanks for your input.

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    I have completely forgotten what this thread was about.

    #SpocksBrainIsMissing

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    Why, as a moderator, do you find it necessary to pick a fight with a member? Just doesn’t seem necessary to me.

    Thanks.

    In addition, I can’t find the contract I signed in which I agreed to forfeit my right to converse with any fellow member, moderator, editor, administrator or founder at the same time as I assumed a moderator role.

    Thanks for your input.

    Anytime. My advice…moderate or participate…or did you not ask for my advice? Oh well.

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