“You Always Want to Go With What He Says!”


ABC News.

Meryl Streep delivered one hell of a takedown on Trump without ever mentioning him. Naturally, the thin-skinned narcissist hasn’t been able to cope, blurting out nastiness all over twitter while his henchperson tells people to “look in his heart”. I don’t want to look at Donny’s heart, it’s 70 years old and no doubt not terribly pretty. Oh wait…yeah, I don’t want to look at that heart either. It’s a chaotic, malice filled nest of narcissism.

Receiving a lifetime achievement award Sunday night at the Golden Globes, actress Meryl Streep expressed her concern about President-elect Donald Trump, focusing in on the moment during the campaign in which he mocked a reporter’s disability. Doing damage control Monday morning, Trump senior adviser Kellyanne Conway pleaded that people ignore Trump’s words and the video of Trump obviously mocking the reporter, and instead look at “his heart.”

“You can’t give him the benefit of the doubt on this and he’s telling you what was in his heart?” Conway asked CNN’s Chris Cuomo. “You always want to go by what’s come out of his mouth rather than look at what’s in his heart.”

Generally speaking, Ms. Conway, going by what people say is the standard by which we judge. Perhaps you should work a bit harder on shutting Donny up, because so far, all his words, they reflect what’s in his “heart”, and it’s an ugly landscape.

Just an hour earlier, Conway had been on Fox and Friends, attacking Meryl Streep for “inciting people’s worst instincts.” Streep gave an eloquent speech about rejecting bullying and encouraged everyone to feel empathy for others.

That sounds about right. Every single person who has compassion, we’re operating on our worst instincts. That definitely fits in with Donny’s reality. (There’s video of this at the link.)

…Conway’s argument is that no matter what Trump might do or say that is actually wrong or objectionable, it doesn’t matter so long as people believe he meant well. Streep, on the other hand, must be held accountable for promoting division by not standing by the President-elect.

Ah, intentions. I don’t believe Trump meant well, I don’t think he ever means well. What’s that old saying about good intentions?

Full story at Think Progress.


  1. Siobhan says

    I did look at his heart. An ethically bankrupt piece of shit with no consideration for the disabled ought to be a dealbreaker for any decent human being.

  2. Athywren - not the moon you're looking for says

    It’s bad enough when people expect you to be a mind reader, I don’t want to have to learn to be a heartreader too!
    Anyway, if what you’re saying doesn’t reflect what’s in your heart, why would you say it? You wouldn’t say something that didn’t reflect your heart when ordering dinner, would you?
    “Here’s your tuna.”
    “Why did you bring me tuna?!”
    “You ordered tuna.”
    “Yes, sure, with my words! But why didn’t you look at what was in my heart? I hate the taste of tuna!”
    “Yeah, whatever. Bon appetit.”

  3. rietpluim says

    I don’t recall that ever in the history of the US the audience is being asked so many times to give a president-elect the benefit of the doubt.
    I’s happily gave him, if there was any doubt.

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