Dear Chuck…

 

Ouch. This was hinted at in the April 2, 2020, Coronavirus Taskforce briefing, but I still was not prepared for this level of smackdown. It serves as forewarning to the leftist hacks like Adam Schiff that their continued dishonest partisan assaults, including their planned grand inquisition just before the election, will be returned with politically lethal force:

Warning: set down your beverage, safely away from your keyboard and screen! Now enjoy a “Letter from President Donald J. Trump to Senator Charles E. Schumer.”

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  1. Susan Quinn Contributor
    Susan Quinn
    @SusanQuinn

    Well said , Mr. President .

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  2. Stina Member
    Stina
    @CM

    Is that for real? Because that’s hilarious.

    • #2
  3. Western Chauvinist Member
    Western Chauvinist
    @WesternChauvinist

    Ya gotta love the man!

    • #3
  4. Vance Richards Member
    Vance Richards
    @VanceRichards

    No advisors or speech writers here, that is pure Trump . . . and I mean that in a good way.

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  5. RightAngles Member
    RightAngles
    @RightAngles

    OMG It’s real hahaha! Fantastic.

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  6. Clifford A. Brown Contributor
    Clifford A. Brown
    @CliffordBrown

    Stina (View Comment):

    Is that for real? Because that’s hilarious.

    Yes. The link is to the official whitehouse.gov page. I browse there about twice a day these days, for the latest good stuff.

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  7. CB Toder aka Mama Toad Member
    CB Toder aka Mama Toad
    @CBToderakaMamaToad

    That’s brilliant. 

    I never knew how bad a Senator you are for the state of New York, until I became President.

    Priceless. Just perfect.

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  8. Dr. Bastiat Member
    Dr. Bastiat
    @drbastiat

    My choice in the last Republican primary was Scott Walker.  He’s a decent human being.  When I looked at him, I saw Reagan.

    When Trump won the primary, I was horrified.

    Walker would never have done this.

    I thank God for President Trump.

    If you would have told me at the time, I would have said that such a statement from me was impossible.  But I thank God for President Trump.

    Imagine President Hillary right now,

    I thank God for President Trump.

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  9. Blondie Thatcher
    Blondie
    @Blondie

    That last bit reminds me of Rush saying the most dangerous place to be is between ChuckU and a TV camera. Love it!

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  10. cirby Member
    cirby
    @cirby

    I’m just waiting for Trump to announce that, in order to support the Democrat panel, he’ll be turning the IRS loose on every company or organization that benefits from the stimulus bill.

    Including Congresscritters.

     

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  11. philo Member
    philo
    @philo

    The best part: Chuck gets an official White House letter, Nancy gets ignored. 

    • #11
  12. GLDIII Temporarily Essential Reagan
    GLDIII Temporarily Essential
    @GLDIII

    Pres Trump Troll Level:      Master Supreme

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  13. She Reagan
    She
    @She

    I am very fond of the underused word “haplessly” and was pleased to see it here.  And the following “ending up going nowhere,” with the parenthetical “(except increasing my poll numbers)” is wonderful also. 

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  14. Jim McConnell Member
    Jim McConnell
    @JimMcConnell

    Can you imagine another Republican President responding in that way? Priceless. He’s one of a kind — what we need right now.

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  15. RightAngles Member
    RightAngles
    @RightAngles

    … your impeachment hoax, which .. ended up going nowhere”

     

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  16. Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… Member
    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio…
    @ArizonaPatriot

    Dr. Bastiat (View Comment):

    My choice in the last Republican primary was Scott Walker. He’s a decent human being. When I looked at him, I saw Reagan.

    When Trump won the primary, I was horrified.

    Walker would never have done this.

    I thank God for President Trump.

    If you would have told me at the time, I would have said that such a statement from me was impossible. But I thank God for President Trump.

    Imagine President Hillary right now,

    I thank God for President Trump.

    I am as surprised as you seem to be to find myself thanking God so often for Donald Trump.  Of all people.  

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  17. TBA Coolidge
    TBA
    @RobtGilsdorf

    He needs a second term because I cannot wait to see what happens next! 

    • #17
  18. Skyler Coolidge
    Skyler
    @Skyler

    I have a brother, whom I love more than anyone, who married a woman who has been an avid supporter of H. Clinton since 1991 and is very involved in politics.

    Just a few days ago he was pointing out to me that Trump was guilty of using the Russians to throw the election in 2016, as proven by the Mueller Report.

    We like this letter.  It will make Trump’s base delighted, as it does me, but there is a significant part of our population who will believe it is proof that he’s planning to become a dictator.

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  19. Ontheleftcoast Member
    Ontheleftcoast
    @Ontheleftcoast

    We can’t spare this man, he fights.

    • #19
  20. James Lileks Contributor
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    Skyler (View Comment):
    It will make Trump’s base delighted, as it does me, but there is a significant part of our population who will believe it is proof that he’s planning to become a dictator.

    The same people who are furious he does not assume dictatorial powers. 

    There are a lot of people who will never be dissuaded that we are in this position because The Who came to Trump in November and said this was bad, and he decided it was a hoax, because Republicans hate science. They are the same people who think the stimulus money was always sitting in a big Scrooge McDuck vault, which can be replenished daily by billionaires if need be. 

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  21. Locke On Member
    Locke On
    @LockeOn

    Dr. Bastiat (View Comment):

    My choice in the last Republican primary was Scott Walker. He’s a decent human being. When I looked at him, I saw Reagan.

    When Trump won the primary, I was horrified.

    Walker would never have done this.

    I thank God for President Trump.

    If you would have told me at the time, I would have said that such a statement from me was impossible. But I thank God for President Trump.

    Imagine President Hillary right now,

    I thank God for President Trump.

    Amen, brother.  I was another Walker supporter, and I feel exactly the same.

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  22. OmegaPaladin Moderator
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    @OmegaPaladin

    GLDIII Temporarily Essential (View Comment):

    Pres Trump Troll Level: Master Supreme

    As the Instapundit crew would say, Troll Level: Supreme Galactic Overlord

    Well, I guess Chuck doesn’t have to worry about the Wuhan virus.  A burn of that intensity should sterilize the entire area.

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  23. CB Toder aka Mama Toad Member
    CB Toder aka Mama Toad
    @CBToderakaMamaToad

    Skyler (View Comment):

    We like this letter. It will make Trump’s base delighted, as it does me, but there is a significant part of our population who will believe it is proof that he’s planning to become a dictator.

    You mean the same significant part of the population who is simultaneously terrified that he will become a dictator and also urging him to invoke the Defense Production Act and force the states and industry to do what he tells them?

    It’s difficult to worry about what they think because they think more than one contradictory thing at a time, and are confident they are always right…

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  24. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
    Bryan G. Stephens
    @BryanGStephens

    James Lileks (View Comment):

    Skyler (View Comment):
    It will make Trump’s base delighted, as it does me, but there is a significant part of our population who will believe it is proof that he’s planning to become a dictator.

    The same people who are furious he does not assume dictatorial powers.

    There are a lot of people who will never be dissuaded that we are in this position because The Who came to Trump in November and said this was bad, and he decided it was a hoax, because Republicans hate science. They are the same people who think the stimulus money was always sitting in a big Scrooge McDuck vault, which can be replenished daily by billionaires if need be.

    Trump could walk on water and the headline would  be ” Trump can’t swim”

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  25. Hartmann von Aue Member
    Hartmann von Aue
    @HartmannvonAue

    James Lileks (View Comment):

    Skyler (View Comment):
    It will make Trump’s base delighted, as it does me, but there is a significant part of our population who will believe it is proof that he’s planning to become a dictator.

    The same people who are furious he does not assume dictatorial powers.

     

    Yup. Do any of them have the self awareness to realize what a thorough contradiction there is in saying “My God, he’s an evil and horrible dictator because he want to enforce existing immigration law/defund Planned Parenthood/ stop flights from China” on Tuesday and then saying “My God, he’s not imposing enough restrictions on our freedom of speech/freedom of assembly/ freedom of movement” on Thursday? I doubt it. They seem all to be suffering the aftereffects of ideologically motivated self-inflicted lobotomies. 

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  26. TBA Coolidge
    TBA
    @RobtGilsdorf

    Hartmann von Aue (View Comment):

    James Lileks (View Comment):

    Skyler (View Comment):
    It will make Trump’s base delighted, as it does me, but there is a significant part of our population who will believe it is proof that he’s planning to become a dictator.

    The same people who are furious he does not assume dictatorial powers.

     

    Yup. Do any of them have the self awareness to realize what a thorough contradiction there is in saying “My God, he’s an evil and horrible dictator because he want to enforce existing immigration law/defund Planned Parenthood/ stop flights from China” on Tuesday and then saying “My God, he’s not imposing enough restrictions on our freedom of speech/freedom of assembly/ freedom of movement” on Thursday? I doubt it. They seem all to be suffering the aftereffects of ideologically motivated self-inflicted lobotomies.

    Their attitude can be summed up as, “I don’t like this somebody fix it!” They don’t care how it gets done, they just want the scary thing gone, and corona virus is currently scarier than Trump. 

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  27. MichaelHenry Member
    MichaelHenry
    @MichaelHenry

    Way to go, Big D!! What a pleasure to read!!

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  28. Full Size Tabby Member
    Full Size Tabby
    @FullSizeTabby

    James Lileks (View Comment):

    Skyler (View Comment):
    It will make Trump’s base delighted, as it does me, but there is a significant part of our population who will believe it is proof that he’s planning to become a dictator.

    The same people who are furious he does not assume dictatorial powers.

    There are a lot of people who will never be dissuaded that we are in this position because The Who came to Trump in November and said this was bad, and he decided it was a hoax, because Republicans hate science. They are the same people who think the stimulus money was always sitting in a big Scrooge McDuck vault, which can be replenished daily by billionaires if need be.

    But . . . The Sen. Schumer statement to which the president was responding was Schumer coming very close to demanding that Trump institute a military dictatorship. People who previously said they were concerned that Trump was going to become a dictator are now demanding that he become a dictator. 

    Schumer’s statement (according to Fox News):

    “While companies that volunteer to produce ventilators and personal protective equipment are to be commended and are appreciated, America cannot rely on a patchwork of uncoordinated voluntary efforts to combat the awful magnitude of this pandemic,” Schumer said. “It is long past the time for your administration to designate a senior military officer to fix this urgent problem.”

    It concerns me that a sitting United States Senator would call for military control of United States citizens. 

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  29. Hartmann von Aue Member
    Hartmann von Aue
    @HartmannvonAue

    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):

    James Lileks (View Comment):

    Skyler (View Comment):
    It will make Trump’s base delighted, as it does me, but there is a significant part of our population who will believe it is proof that he’s planning to become a dictator.

    The same people who are furious he does not assume dictatorial powers.

    There are a lot of people who will never be dissuaded that we are in this position because The Who came to Trump in November and said this was bad, and he decided it was a hoax, because Republicans hate science. They are the same people who think the stimulus money was always sitting in a big Scrooge McDuck vault, which can be replenished daily by billionaires if need be.

    But . . . The Sen. Schumer statement to which the president was responding was Schumer coming very close to demanding that Trump institute a military dictatorship. People who previously said they were concerned that Trump was going to become a dictator are now demanding that he become a dictator.

    Schumer’s statement (according to Fox News):

    “While companies that volunteer to produce ventilators and personal protective equipment are to be commended and are appreciated, America cannot rely on a patchwork of uncoordinated voluntary efforts to combat the awful magnitude of this pandemic,” Schumer said. “It is long past the time for your administration to designate a senior military officer to fix this urgent problem.”

    It concerns me that a sitting United States Senator would call for military control of United States citizens.

    As well it should. Absent a real shooting war, this thought should not occur to any American,  much less a senator. 

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  30. Jon1979 Lincoln
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    @Jon1979

    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):
    It concerns me that a sitting United States Senator would call for military control of United States citizens.

    With the future corollary to that being that if Trump did what Schumer is demanding, by the fall election cycle, Democrats would be using the action as proof that Trump wants to be a dictator, in the same way someone like Joe Scarborough is now trying to say that ‘everyone’ knew that COVID-19 was a huge threat to American society in January, yet Trump did nothing, when he and others like him were freaking out in January about the limited things Trump did do, such as the air travel ban to and from China. They really think a large part of the public is so stupid they can’t remember what the Democrats were saying or doing two months ago, and therefore they can flip their positions 180 degrees and get away with it.

    (As for Adam Schiff, coronavirus has left him out of the media spotlight for two whole months now, and that’s got to be driving him up a wall — there’s no way he hasn’t been thinking, at least since early March, of ways to get himself back on the Sunday talk shows by holding COVID-19 impeachment hearings, with himself at the center of the proceedings. He really isn’t even worth a formal letter like Schumer was — Trump should just mock him and his lack of seriousness during the current situation in a series of tweets and leave it at that.)

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