Tone deaf- “I REALLY DON’T CARE, DO U?”


“My Administration is acting swiftly to address the illegal immigration crisis on the Southern Border. Loopholes in our immigration laws all supported by extremist open border Democrats…and that’s what they are – they’re extremist open border Democrats….” – Trump tweet 6-21-18

I thought I would give you a quick recap of Trumps cabinet meeting yesterday. You ready?

“Blah, Blah, Blah, Democrats, Blah, Blah, Blah, Obstructionists, Blah, Blah, Blah, I am great, doing great things for this country, Blah, Blah, Blah, Obama, Blah, Blah, Blah, Democrats, Blah, Blah, Blah, Obstructionists, Blah, Blah, Blah, I am great, doing great things for this country, Blah, Blah, Blah, Obama, Blah, Blah, Blah, Democrats, Blah, Blah,  Blah, Obstructionists, Blah, Blah, Blah, I am great, doing great things for this country, Blah, Blah, Blah, Obama, Blah, Blah, Blah, Democrats, Blah, Blah, Blah, Obstructionists”

That about sums it up.

The Deplorables didn’t vote for Trump for his humility, his morality, his humanity, his compassion or his empathy. Why? Because he doesn’t have any of those characteristics. Not a single one. No, the Deplorables voted for Trump for his irreverence, blasphemy, defilement, desecration, impiety, profanation and sacrilege. Why? Because apparently they not only admire they share those less than human flaws with Trump.

Yesterday Melania Trump made what was described as a last-minute visit to a Texas detention center housing immigrant children wearing a jacket with “I REALLY DON’T CARE, DO U?” written on the back. Her spokesperson, Stephanie Grisham, stated that the writing on her jacket was not intended to send a message; “It’s a jacket. There was no hidden message. After today’s important visit to Texas, I hope the media isn’t going to choose to focus on her wardrobe.” But her husband had a different take tweeting; “I REALLY DON’T CARE, DO U?” written on the back of Melania’s jacket, refers to the Fake News Media. Melania has learned how dishonest they are, and she truly no longer cares!” 

So who is right? It means nothing or it means everything? At this point who cares who is right. In my mind the message is clear, wearing a jacket with “I REALLY DON’T CARE, DO U?” written on the back to what is supposed to be a humanitarian visit shows just how out of touch Trump and sadly his family are. It also demonstrates how incoherent and incompetent both Trump and his administration are in even accomplishing the simplest of task like visiting a detention center housing immigrant children without making it about themselves or blaming it on someone else. Tone deaf.

In the meantime special counsel Robert Mueller is keeping his head down, quietly plugging along. Trumps personal attorney Michael Cohen is looking to cut a deal while his former campaign manager Paul Manafort sits in jail waiting for his upcoming criminal trial. Thankfully the “witch hunt” continues.

Trump created this immigration shit storm. Trump, and Trump alone will be responsible for children being orphaned. Trump will be responsible for the health and mental issues these children will face in the coming years and what is his and his supporters response? “I REALLY DON’T CARE, DO U?” I do, do you?

“I met one man who was wounded in love, I met another man who was wounded with hatred, And it’s a hard, it’s a hard, it’s a hard, it’s a hard, It’s a hard rain’s a-gonna fall” – Bob Dylan

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20 Responses to Tone deaf- “I REALLY DON’T CARE, DO U?”

  1. I was physically shaken when I saw that on Twitter yesterday. I look forward to getting Melania-Antoinette and the rest of that cabal out of DC.

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  2. Scottie says:

    The other possibility about the coat is it is a message to the base. This was a signal to keep the base fired up and to show tRump had not really changed his mind about the policy. I read a study recently that examined the immigration problems and the policies of the tRump administration. They compared the places where greater enforcement is happening and where the enforcement is lax. Basically they were cataloging the people being detained and their race. The study found this was about race, not economics or other factors. On TYT they showed a clip in a dinner where a woman felt it was wrong to be showing the children on TV. She demanded of the reporter to “Stop showing the pictures of the kids and trying to pull on our heartstrings”. She really did not care about those children and put the fault of their separation from their parents firmly on the parents bring them here. The man interviewed claimed the children were dangerous and a threat to the country. He felt they were gang members and criminals. When asked how many out of all of them were such things he couldn’t say, but he knew there were a lot of them that were. I see the fears of a diminishing white privilege in this policy as they are not doing these crackdowns on white immigrants and the president even called for more immigrants from places like Norway. The National Guard troops were not going to be sent to the Canadian border, but to the Mexican border. Again it is about race and it is bigotry.

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  3. It’s almost comical just how disconnected from reality the trumps, the deplorables, and Fox News all are. Looking forward to seeing them all go down in utter disgrace.

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  4. I CARE! Most of America cares and after November elections, our Lady in the Harbor will rise up smiling, holding her torch high again singing “We have overcome”. This Trumpian episode is the last hurrah for lard-assed, privileged, bigoted, geriatric, white boys who are shitting their pants in fear of the new America emerging.

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  5. Nan says:

    I’m going to throw something out there that may be far-fetched, but I’d like you to consider it.

    While there has been no “public comment” as to how Melania is reacting to her dear-darling’s escapades, her silence does speak volumes, would you not agree?

    Now let’s take it a step further and assume she is most definitely very unhappy with hubby. So, my question is … COULD IT BE that the message on the jacket was meant for HIM? After all, she was the one showing empathy for the situation while he simply brushed it aside while pushing his immigration agenda.

    I realize if my thinking is correct, it wasn’t the best way to send her message, but sometimes bold actions are necessary — whatever the consequences.

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    • Here is the problem I have with Melania, it is that I had eight years of Michelle Obama to measure her against. Melania is an enigma, a mystery, a riddle, a conundrum, a fake in short, not a real person. She may be real in private. She may be real to the Mar-A-Lago crowd, but so far, she hasn’t shown me any depth or substance. Michelle Obama was and is real which is the highest compliment I can pay someone.

      Why did she chose that coat? Only she knows. If there was a hidden message to someone I hope they got it. The message I got was loud and clear, she too is tone deaf.

      The number of kids displaced is going to be staggering. The stories of abuse and mistreatment will be mind numbing. The hurt and pain Trump has caused other human beings, criminal. The stories are coming, the accounts are forthcoming, and the anguish will last for years, maybe life times. But it is the Democrats fault, just remember that. Tone deaf.

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      • Nan says:

        Oh I agree! There simply is NO COMPARISON between the two. And it is next to impossible to even imagine Melania as “First Lady.”

        AND I agree this whole situation is reprehensible.

        Like I said … my idea was probably far-fetched. It’s just that even though she comes across as a Barbie Doll, I find it difficult, as a woman myself, to imagine her not being affected by her husband’s antics. I seriously do not believe there is any love lost between the two. She married for money. He married for boobs.

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        • Yes as a woman and a mother you would think Melania would feel “something” hell Rachel Maddow, a butch lesbian with no children not only felt something but displayed her feelings to millions of people.

          I don’t know what M & D’s relationship is about and until and unless Melania and Ivanka for that matter show me differently they are no different and no better than Trump. Is there silence about Donald’s and Daddies money? Your guess is as good as mine. My hope, and I hate that I hope this, is whatever riches they have they lose. Whatever prestige they have, they lose. I want the Trump name to be synonymous with losing just as the name Benedict Arnold is synonymous with treason.

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          • Henry Lewis says:

            Surely if there’s an ounce of decency left in the American machine, this cancer will be cut out and extinguished before it spreads to the rest of the world. Our planet is fragile enough without “The Donald” in office!

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  6. Henry Lewis says:

    ALL the Trump clan is completely out of touch with the real world, and even more to the point, they just ‘don’t care’. Melania Trump, a former model and consummate fashionista, would never EVER wear an article of clothing without giving it careful thought. To see her in this jacket on such an ominous occasion was shocking. Now, we know she clearly stands behind her deranged husband on issues such as zero tolerance for immigrant families!

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  8. Why do you even buy a jacket with words on the back of it, if not to make a statement?

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  9. Tone Deaf is giving them the benefit f the doubt. The alternative is that they ar outright gaslighting.

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