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Tue Jun 30, 2020, 11:57 PM

Trump Did Not Read Taliban Brief Because He Was Busy Not Reading Coronavirus Brief

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Donald Trump did not read a Presidential Daily Brief about Russia paying Taliban militants to attack U.S. troops because he was busy not reading a Presidential Daily Brief about the coronavirus, the White House said on Monday.

Kayleigh McEnany, the White House press secretary, angrily accused reporters of being “totally unaware” of just how much Trump has to not read in a given day.

“Day in, day out, the President has to ignore briefs on a wide range of subjects,” McEnany said. “His ‘Do Not Read’ box is overflowing.”

“I’d like to see any of you try to not read all of that stuff,” she said. “It isn’t easy, especially when the briefs have words like ‘urgent’ and ‘must read’ stamped in big red letters on them.”

After lashing out at the press, McEnany saved her most blistering remarks for the authors of the Presidential Daily Briefs themselves. “Anyone who expects this President to find out something important by reading does not know Donald Trump,” she said.


Short article, no more at link: https://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/trump-did-not-read-taliban-brief-because-he-was-busy-not-reading-coronavirus-brief



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Reply Trump Did Not Read Taliban Brief Because He Was Busy Not Reading Coronavirus Brief (Original post)
Rhiannon12866 Jun 30 OP
MontanaMama Jul 1 #1
Rhiannon12866 Jul 1 #4
sheshe2 Jul 1 #2
Nevilledog Jul 1 #3
UTUSN Jul 1 #5
Rhiannon12866 Jul 1 #6
UTUSN Jul 1 #8
GusBob Jul 1 #7

Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 12:02 AM

1. This made me laugh out loud.

Woke up the sleeping bird on my shoulder and the old dog got up and went to bed where it’s quiet. Thanks for the chuckle!

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 12:10 AM

4. Hey, we sure need some humor here more than ever!

I look for Borowitz every day! And especially now that the late night hosts are in repeats for the "holiday" week, not that anyone is going anywhere! Sorry this disturbed the animals, but right now we need all the laughs we can get!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 12:04 AM

2. Sad and true

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 12:07 AM

3. Is it really satire if it's true?

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 12:58 AM

5. K&R for, didn't get me, la la lah!1

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Response to UTUSN (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 03:11 AM

6. That may be because this is entirely believable!

And may even possibly be true! (Except at this point it's unlikely that anyone is foolish enough to give him anything to read... )

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 10:02 AM

8. Au contraire, mon frere, the Andy satiric giveaway was "busy" with the incongruous "not reading"!1

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 06:25 AM

7. Actually slate did a reality review of the day of the PDB

It was Feb 27th thats the day he said the CV would go from 15 to 0
He bragged about what a good job he was doing on CV
It was Black History month day. He bragged about how great he was for blacks
He spent alot of time bashing CNN
Then he met some conservative playwrights who were doing some production that I never heard of

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