This is your president speaking.

Number 221 in a series

And now a few words from the President of the United States.

Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrumpSerious discussions are taking place between House and Senate leadership on meaningful Background Checks. I have also been speaking to the NRA, and others, so that their very strong views can be fully represented and respected. Guns should not be placed in the hands of…..

7:03 AM · Aug 9, 2019Twitter for iPhone

Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump

….mentally ill or deranged people. I am the biggest Second Amendment person there is, but we all must work together for the good and safety of our Country. Common sense things can be done that are good for everyone!

7:03 AM · Aug 9, 2019Twitter for iPhone

It’s good news President Trump has finally relented and decided to take action to reduce gun violence. It’s also good news that he will be bringing in the experts from the National Rifle Association to make sure crafting of new laws does not go off the rails.

Wait! Haven’t we seen this before? Was it last year, following the massacre at Margery Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, the president mouthed similar words? Did he essentially say he would take action, but only after consulting with the NRA, long known for its promotion of gun safety:

Following the massacre, the anger and frustration of Parkland student survivors intensified towards the perceived inaction of the Republican-dominated legislature on the wider issue of mass shootings and gun violence. The students founded Never Again MSD, an advocacy groupthat lobbies for legislative action on gun violence. On March 9, Governor Rick Scott signed a bill that raised the minimum age for buying rifles in Florida from 18 to 21. The legislation also established waiting periods and background checks for gun buyers. The law allowed for the arming of teachers who were properly trained and the hiring of school police. So-called “bump stocks” would now be banned and some potentially violent or mentally unstable persons would be prohibited from possessing guns. The National Rifle Association (NRA) immediately filed a lawsuit that challenged the federal constitutionality of the age requirement clause.

The thinking is, to be sure—we want gun safety, but we can’t have liberal crazies calling the shots. I have an egg timer for the president’s announcement saying the NRA has nixed the deal.

This is your president speaking.

Number 220 in a series

And now a few words from the President of the United States.

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump“Did George Bush ever condemn President Obama after Sandy Hook. President Obama had 32 mass shootings during his reign. Not many people said Obama is out of Control. Mass shootings were happening before the President even thought about running for Pres.”

5:47 AM · Aug 6, 2019

Call me a bleeding heart liberal if you want, but the president has a point here. I mean, there were plenty of mass shootings while Barack Obama was president, and nobody ever took him to task for it. We wonder why. Inquiring minds want to know. Here are some possibilities

  • I do not recall that President Obama ever caved in to the NRA and refused to promote legislation to restrict gun ownership.
  • I do not recall that President Obama called immigrants, legal and illegal, coming over the southern border “invaders.”
  • I do not recall that President Obama ever called right-wing, anti-immigration extremists “very nice people.”
  • Nobody noticed that President Obama was ever out of control. President Obama didn’t continually label mainstream news reporting as “fake news.” President Obama did not have sexual liaisons with multiple women and violate campaign laws attempting to suppress the information. No, President Obama was about as bland as presidents go, stirring up a minimum of drama.

We live in interesting times, with a president who is all over the map, wreaking havoc as havoc has not been wreaked by a president in anybody’s memory. Enjoy it while you can. It will not last.

I don’t make this stuff up.

Number 11 of the series

Sometimes you wonder, “What was he thinking?” It may have sounded cool at the time he said it, but viewed with perspective there is the perception of a terrible disconnect. Here is one:

Lindsey Graham Politely Explains to Idiot Reporters Why He needs an AR-15


Sen. Lindsey Graham knocked down the idea of banning semi-automatic weapons nearly identical to those used by soldiers on the off chance a hurricane slams into his South Carolina town.

“Here’s a scenario that I think is real: There’s a hurricane, a natural disaster, no power, no cops, no anything,” the Republican lawmaker told reporters aboard Air Force One.

A reporter asked if he meant looters.

“Yeah, people, they’re not going to come to the AR-15 home,” Graham responded. “Well, I think if you show up on the porch with an AR-15, they’ll probably go down the street.”

That was conservative columnist Stephen Kruiser quoting from the New York Post. There is more:

I sleep with a loaded Beretta on my nightstand and was once asked why.

“Because I (expletive deleted) want to.”

That’s really the only answer anyone needs in response to being asked why he or she is doing something perfectly legal that isn’t harming anyone else.

Quotation marks are missing in the original text.

Anyhow, the senator from South Carolina was making the defense as to why people need ponderous fire power, and he may have something there. Suppose  there is a zombie apocalypse, and you now regret marching in that ban the guns rally. I mean, when that happens it’s going to be too late to run to the Smoke and Powder gun shop and fill out all those government forms.

Seldom before has the English language been so dismally underused. Imagine (take 15 seconds it you need) what better response he could have given. I have a few suggestions:

  • Alligators sometimes come up from the swamp and get into the house.
  • ISIS has declared a fatwa, calling for suicide assassins to take me out, and several suspicious Arabs have been spotted in my neighborhood.
  • I receive a testimonial fee from the company.
  • The dog keeps trying to get in bed with me.

Yeah, you guessed it. Just about anything beats “Because I want to.” And once again it was not necessary for me to make this stuff up.

I don’t make this stuff up.

Number 10 of the series

My aim is to limit these to no more than one a day. Let me know whenever I start to crowd the line. The problem is this stuff comes free and in greater quantities than robo calls. Here is the latest: <>
To: jf_blanton@yahoo.comAug 10 at 10:37 PM


Since Joaquin Castro released the personal information of Trump Supporters in his district in an attempt to intimidate and demean them, conservatives across the country have been OUTRAGED.

First: They called us “Deplorables”

Then: They harassed and threatened us in public restaurants

Now: They’re attempting to intimidate us because of our support of the PresidentThe left doesn’t want you to have a voice. They want to silence you. They clearly don’t believe in a FREE country, where Americans can support whoever they choose.

We can’t let the radical left-wing mob silence us. We must fight back bigger and stronger than ever before.

We’ve been receiving thousands of emails, and phone calls from proud Trump donors asking how they can help amidst these vicious and disgraceful attacks on our fellow supporters.

Reality check: the foregoing was likely not penned by Mr. Trump personally. This is the kind of stuff ginned up by staff campaign workers. They want my money. That said, Mr. Trump’s name is attached, so he owns it, and I will proceed from there.

There is a heap to unpack here, so I will take on some interesting points. Start with, “Joaquin Castro released the personal information of Trump Supporters in his district in an attempt to intimidate and demean them.” Where do you want to go with that? Here is another way to read it. “Some people are pimping for a criminal enterprise, and the congressman wrote, in effect, “These people are pimping for a criminal enterprise.” Regarding intimidation, that is reprehensible, but it’s what a person should expect when he sets out at the beginning of the day to pimp for a criminal enterprise.

“They called us deplorables.” You have in mind another term?

“They’re attempting to intimidate us because of our support of the President.” See the above.

I don’t make this stuff up.

Number 9 of the series

The words of President Trump need to be preserved for posterity. Else in coming millennia people will accuse us of making this stuff up. To this end I subscribe to Donald Trump’s campaign feed. Here is the latest: <>
Aug 10 at 5:23 PM


Governor Gavin Newsom is certifiably insane.

He knows none of the 2020 BIG GOVERNMENT SOCIALISTS can beat President Trump, and now he’s trying to take us down.

With the help of liberal California politicians, Governor Newsom is trying to unconstitutionally silence conservative voters by keeping the President OFF the 2020 ballot.

We can’t let that happen, John. We can’t let them get away with another pathetic ploy in the hopes of undermining OUR President.

So, with the help of the Republican National Committee, the entire Trump Campaign, and the California GOP, we are SUING THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA.

But, we can’t do this without the support of the American people. We’re calling on YOU to stand with the President and fight back against the unconstitutional actions of Governor Newsom and the State of California.

To paraphrase, “The governor of California is trying to keep President Trump off the 2020 ballot.” But how? Not made clear in this email, but known to all, the governor wants California to require all candidates running for the office of president to disclose their tax returns. States can do that, because states must certify each candidate before committing to send electoral votes to Washington. States get to set the rules.

Mr. Trump, by implication, contends the governor’s action is aimed solely at him, because he is the only candidate so far unwilling to disclose his tax returns. That would effectively keep Donald Trump off the California ballot and would deny candidate Trump California’s 55 electoral votes. That would deny Donald Trump the presidency in the 2020 elections.

No it wouldn’t, and for two reasons:

  1. Grass will grow on the moon before California voters agree to send 55 votes for Donald Trump to Washington.
  2. Donal Trump has already agreed to make his tax returns public, so it doesn’t matter whether California enacts such a law.

And all the rest is bull shit. I don’t have to make this stuff up, folks.

I don’t make this stuff up.

Number 8 of the series

I really don’t have to, people. I have others who do it for me. Take, for example,Ohio lawmaker Candice Keller:

In a Facebook post, the Ohio lawmaker blamed “homosexual marriage,” “drag queen advocates” and “recreational marijuana” for mass shootings.

The chairwoman of the Ohio Republican Party called on Monday for the resignation of State Representative Candice Keller, a fellow Republican who one day earlier said mass shootings were the result of such factors as “homosexual marriage,” “drag queen advocates” and “recreational marijuana.”

Yes, you read that right. But in case you missed it, there are two points of interest.

First, if you come out against gun control, and a Republican party leader tells you it’s time to resign, then you know you have screwed up big time. If you ever wondered whether it was possible for a Republican lawmaker to overstep, now you know there is a line out there somewhere. Is there hope? Is the Pope Jewish?

Second, and I have to look over my shoulder as I type this, “drag queens.” I am going to stop typing right now, as I learned long ago to quit when I’m winning.

But, not quite. The Facebook post has been since deleted. However, somebody grabbed a screen shot first, so here it is in case you think I’m making this stuff up.

I don’t make this stuff up.

Number 7 of the series

God bless the great state of Texas. Owing to foresight on the part of our voters we have in place a resource paid from the state treasury to shoulder a load for me. Thanks to Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, I do not have to make this crap up. Straight from a prominent resource:

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick blames video games, lack of prayer in schools for El Paso shooting

Appearing on “Fox & Friends” on Sunday, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said that while authorities have yet to classify it as such, he saw Saturday’s shooting as a “hate crime against immigrants.”

Patrick cited a list of possible contributing factors, starting with video games.

“We’ve always had guns, always had evil, but I see a video game industry that teaches young people to kill,” he said.

He said it so I would not have to. Thanks to our esteemed Lt. Gov. we now know the following:

  • It’s not necessary to restrict access to weapons of war.
  • The root cause can be traced to video games and absence of school prayer.
  • If we could eliminate violent video games and lead public school students in prayers to a mythical being, then we would have fewer of these horrific events.
  • We will still have these horrific events no matter what we do, seeming to contradict the bullet item above.

Thank you, Dan Patrick. It’s the nicest thing anybody’s ever done for me. Thank you very, very, very much!

I don’t make this stuff up.

Number 6 of the series

Because I don’t have to. Here is something recent:

Donald J. Trump <>
Aug 2 at 9:08 PM


 It’s true – the Mainstream Media is absolutely OUT OF CONTROL.

They’ve spent YEARS spewing LIES to the American people to try to take me down. They no longer care about accurate reporting and it’s getting worse by the day.They are truly the Enemy of the People!

Outlets like CNN and MSNBC can’t accept the fact that the WITCH HUNT they pushed for OVER TWO YEARS turned out to be a total farce, and now they’re spiraling out of control. No wonder their ratings are so terrible!

Since the media won’t tell the truth about all of our great accomplishments, it’s up to real American Patriots, like YOU, to hold them accountable.

That is from the President of the United States, the person who writes this stuff for me so I don’t have to make it up. Take, for example, “They’ve spent YEARS spewing LIES to the American people to try to take me down.”

Yeah. I like that part. He’s talking about the mainstream news outlets, who have been reporting falsely:

  • They said Donald Trump referred to Mexican immigrants, supposedly illegal, as drug dealers and rapists.
  • They accused President Trump of hiring Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education.
  • They accused President Trump of hiring Ben Carson to run the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • They accused President Trump of hiring Scott Pruitt to head up the Environmental Protection Agency.
  • They accused President Trump of hiring Michael Flynn as National Security Advisor.
  • They accused Donal Trump of promising to make Mexico pay for a border wall.
  • They accused Donald Trump of promising to disclose his income tax returns if he were elected.
  • They accused Donald Trump of paying off women to keep them from disclosing sexual liaisons prior to the election.
  • They accused President Trump of referring to anti-Jew marchers as some very nice people.
  • They accused President Trump of referring to countries friendly to the United States as shit hole countries.

When you look at it, there really are a bunch of things the mainstream news outlets have unfairly laid on the current president. Bear with me, for my heart is in there with our beloved president, and I must pause till it come back to me.

I don’t make this stuff up.

Number 5 of the series

It’s only August, over a year before the next election, and the buzz is already ramping up. Stuff is coming at me faster than I can file it, and the best thing is I don’t have to make any of it up. It comes free of charge from an employee of the United States government. Recently:

Donald J. Trump <>
Aug 1 at 3:06 AMJohn,

The 2020 Democratic Primary has turned into a complete SOCIALIST CIRCUS.

Democrats are infuriated by all of OUR incredible accomplishments over the last few years.

They’ve resorted to supporting big government SOCIALIST policies like open borders and raising taxes on working-class Americans just to try to pander to their radical left-wing base.

Last night made it clear that America NEEDS another Trump victory in 2020. With YOUR help, I know that we will win BIG in 2020 and continue our fight to Keep America Great.

Your guess is as good as mine what is meant by “incredible accomplishments.” Maybe we should examine some of them.

  • Worked with the Republican Congress to pass tax legislation that guaranteed to increase the deficit and to deepen the national debt.
  • Worked mightily at disassembling the Affordable Care Act.
  • Hired multiple political cronies and sycophants with no aptitude for the job and who subsequently to be fired or else resigned in disgrace.
  • Wrecked trade relations with stable trading partners, devastating areas of business that depend on foreign customers and suppliers.
  • Cozied up to foreign tyrants in private conversations not recorded for subsequent review and analysis.
  • Reversed years of accomplishments at improving the nation’s environmental quality.

Mr. President, in the future if you have plans for any more “incredible accomplishments,” will you please run them by a junior high school civics teacher for analysis first? I will be most grateful.

I don’t make this stuff up.

Number 4 of the series

And I may not need to remind you that I do not need to make this stuff up. There is a highly paid government employee who makes this stuff up for me. Here is something recent:

Donald Trump Jr. <>

Jul 30 at 4:28 PMJohn,

The Democrats have become the party that:

  • Hates the American Flag and praises Antifa
  • Prioritizes illegal immigrants, at the expense of American people
  • Hates Israel and promotes terrorism
  • Chooses BIG GOVERNMENT socialism over American prosperity
  • And would rather see America Fail, than my father succeed

Their dangerous agenda would be a DISASTER for America if they were ever given the power to implement it. It’s up to YOU to make sure that doesn’t happen.We can’t sit by and let our country be overrun by big-government Socialists like Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden or members of the America-last caucus like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar.

That is an impressive load the First Child is dumping on the political opposition. I’m guessing he was in a hurry and he forgot how much we want to erect a statue honoring Charles Manson. But let’s take one of his salient points and expand on it. “Hates the American flag and praises Antifa.” Who is it who hates the American flag and praises anti-American factions?

Don Jr., please send me another one of these. But wait until I finish laughing.

This is your president speaking.

Number 219 in a series

And now a few words from the President of the United States.


Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump


@FoxNews is at it again. So different from what they used to be during the 2016 Primaries, & before – Proud Warriors! Now new Fox Polls, which have always been terrible to me (they had me losing BIG to Crooked Hillary), have me down to Sleepy Joe. Even considering…..
8:58 AM · Jul 26, 2019


Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump


….the fact that I have gone through a three year vicious Witch Hunt, perpetrated by the Lamestream Media in Collusion with Crooked and the Democrat Party, there can be NO WAY, with the greatest Economy in U.S. history, that I can be losing to the Sleepy One. KEEP AMERICA GREAT!
8:58 AM · Jul 26, 2019

Can’t somebody give the poor guy a break! No, wait. No need for that. President Donald Trump continues to hang on to a cadre of true followers. A recent quote from one, posted to Facebook (full name redacted):

Frank John Blanton and we still voted him in. At least we already knew his character. Clinton, on the other hand had to be exposed.
Frank John Blanton and imagine how much worse it would have been if Hillary had won.

This guy knew what Donald Trump was all about before he voted for him. That’s impressive to hear. These blood and soil people will never let you down.

People Unclear

This is number 80 of a series

I should do more of these. There are a bunch of people who seem unable to grasp the clear picture. One such might be first daughter-in-law Lara Trump:

Lara Trump accuses critics of “Send her back” of pushing a “biased, racially-charged narrative”

Lara Trump claims that Anderson Cooper is pushing a “biased, racially-charged narrative” for his recent criticisms


Lara Trump, the wife of President Donald Trump’s son Eric, has accused CNN anchor Anderson Cooper of pushing a “biased, racially-charged narrative” after he criticized her recent defense of the Trump administration over the “send her back” scandal.

“Anyone insinuating that there was some premeditated plan to orchestrate the “send her back” chant is obviously desperate to continue pushing a biased, racially-charged narrative. #FakeNews,” Trump posted to her Twitter account on Saturday. She included a link to the Washington Examiner, a right-leaning newspaper which included a quote from Cooper blasting Trump for supposedly “lying” about her role in whipping up a crowd to chant “send her back” about Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn.

Call me a bleeding heart liberal if you want, but I think it is refreshing to finally have a president who cares so much about women.

His respect for women is shown to be boundless.

Self-obsessed billionaire Donald Trump earlier snatched the campaign torch from the Republican Party by scooping up conservative America’s low-hanging fruit. Full disclosure: it’s something I proclaimed over a year ago could not be done. I was wrong! How wrong? Very wrong. Little did I realize that all the while Donald Trump has been playing an enormous  practical joke on all of us:

A final note to Lara Trump. Next time around you should be more selective about the kind of family you decide to hook up with and spend less time flailing away at people who call out your father-in-law for what he is.

The National Divide

Number 14 of a possibly infinite series

Are there any who still doubt we have two Americas? The ones who stood before the President of the United States in Greenville, North Carolina, on Thursday shouting, “Send her back!” belong to a part of this nation that does not intersect with mine.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Chants of “send her back” by supporters of President Donald Trump, attacking Somali-born U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar, triggered a wave of concern among congressional Republicans on Thursday, while Omar said Trump was “spewing fascist ideology.”

Finally. Finally! Five years after “They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people,” Republicans are starting to burn. Years too late and fathoms too shallow. The Republican Party snagged its future on a low-level criminal and blinding white psychopath, and they hung on five years too long. Redemption is light years past their grasp, and they are beginning to reap what they sowed. My advice to conservative friends who bought into this: I will thank you to stay on your side of the line and get used to the stench. This stuff will never wash off.

This is your president speaking.

Number 218 in a series

And now a few words from the President of the United States.

…The Fake News is not as important, or as powerful, as Social Media. They have lost tremendous credibility since that day in November, 2016, that I came down the escalator with the person who was to become your future First Lady. When I ultimately leave office in six…

…years, or maybe 10 or 14 (just kidding), they will quickly go out of business for lack of credibility, or approval, from the public. That’s why they will all be Endorsing me at some point, one way or the other. Could you imagine having Sleepy Joe Biden, or Alfred E. Newman…

…or a very nervous and skinny version of Pocahontas (1/1024th), as your President, rather than what you have now, so great looking and smart, a true Stable Genius! Sorry to say that even Social Media would be driven out of business along with, and finally, the Fake News Media!

I don’t want to make a big deal of this, but let it sink in for a moment. Those are the writings of the President of the United States. Do I need to say anything more?