It would appear this is not going to end anytime soon. For the record:
schlemiel: an inept clumsy person; a bungler; a dolt (Yiddish שלעמיל shlemil from Hebrew שלא מועיל “ineffective”) (OED, MW)
From all appearances the definition fits. We are losing all doubt that the Snowflake-elect wades through life, and the American landscape, with hardly a clue as to what is going on. In an interview with The New York Times:
The president-elect’s written statement came just hours after Mr. Trump told The New York Times in an interview that the storm surrounding Russian hacking was nothing more than a “political witch hunt” carried out by his adversaries, who he said were embarrassed by their loss to him in the 2016 election. Speaking by telephone three hours before the intelligence briefing, Mr. Trump repeatedly criticized the intense focus on Russia.
OK, Baby Hands. We’re ready to take on the North Koreans now are we? That’s because we know things that other people do not know. There is maybe a voice inside somebody’s head. Lord Jesus, I hope not.
Wednesday has come and gone, likewise Thursday. As I write this the sun is coming up on Saturday, and the Schlemiel-in-Chief is still being coy with his special information. The screen shots from Friday’s edition of ABC World News Tonight with David Muir tell the story better than I can.
The Schlemiel-in-Chief brilliantly concludes there was no tampering with the voting machines. He may well have also concluded there was no putting of a dead skunk in John Podesta’s car, but I have not been able to confirm this. Both are equally relevant, since voting machines are not connected to the Internet and are managed by officials of the separate voting districts.
In an interlude of heart-stopping clarity, outgoing President Barack Obama commented on the matter:
After the release of the intelligence community’s declassified report about Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election, President Obama told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that the Russians “intended to meddle.”
“I think that what is true is that the Russians intended to meddle and they meddled,” President Obama told George Stephanopoulos in an exclusive interview that will air on “This Week” Sunday.
The President also warned against letting partisan divides undermine U.S. intelligence.
“I’ll be honest with you, George, one of the things I am concerned about is the degree to which we’ve seen a lot of commentary lately where there are Republicans or pundits or cable commentators who seem to have more confidence in Vladimir Putin than fellow Americans because those fellow Americans are Democrats. That cannot be,” Obama said.
Trump has repeatedly cast doubt on U.S. intelligence on Russian hacking and today, even after being briefed on the matter, insisted any cyberattack had “absolutely no effect on the outcome of the election.”
Obama had this additional note for the president-elect.
“We have to remind ourselves we’re on the same team. Vladimir Putin’s not on our team,” Obama said.
Putin is not on our team? Somebody had better inform the Schlemiel-in-Chief.