President’s Committee on the Arts & Humanities to Trump: Resign

It’s another mass resignation: the President’s Committee on the Arts & Humanities has just dumped Trump in an excellent “Dear Donald John” letter.

We must be better than this. We are better than this. If this is not clear to you, then we call on you to resign your office, too.



  1. a_ray_in_dilbert_space says

    Wow! I wish Melania had signed it, too. I wonder if thy asked her. She might have been willing.

  2. busterggi says

    The only art Trump understand is statues of Conferate leaders and portraits of himself, he has no connection to humanity at all.

  3. Owlmirror says

    Of course, the worst-case scenario is that Trump replaces the committee members from Breitbart contributors.

    But I doubt that will happen. Trump will probably just boast that he’s now saving even more money, and leave the committee seats alone.

    Down and down we go.

  4. John Small Berries says

    Good for them. Has there been even a single word of criticism from anyone on his Evangelical Advisory Council yet?

    (I’m sure the President will be mature enough to resist the urge to call for cutting all funding for the Arts in retaliation. And also that leprechauns and unicorns are real.)

  5. cartomancer says

    I rather thought that you couldn’t fire Steve Bannon, you had to break open his tomb and perform a complex rite of banishment and purification.

  6. nich says

    cartomancer@9: In every movie I’ve seen you had to jam a wood stake in their chest. Ironically though, Bannon looks like the type of guy who always smells like garlic…

  7. cartomancer says

    Aww, Bruce Forsyth has died. That’s a shame.

    On the other hand, good news about America’s former top wight supremacist. Hopefully this will help to topple the tyrant himself in good time.

  8. PDX_Greg says

    Already bracing for a completely different and in some ways more dangerous struggle under president Pence in the wake of Trump’s resignation.

  9. PDX_Greg says

    Sorry, no need to rush to your news feeds; I mean that I am now assuming that Trump will get tired of all this and quit.

  10. microraptor says

    PDX_Greg @17:

    That’s kind of the rub, isn’t it? Pence is, unlike Trump, actually competent enough that he’s likely to actually accomplish parts of his evil plan instead of all the useless flailing that Trump’s done.

  11. unperson says

    PDX_Greg @17: No, Trump won’t resign. That would be admitting failure. Only losers do that. He’s a Winner. He’ll hang on until the bitter end. Like Gaddafi.

  12. kestrel says

    Agree with unperson @20: Even if #45 is ousted, he’ll still try and “be president” and give orders to everybody. After it sinks in, he’ll spin it as a complete victory, and then deny that he ever wanted the job in the first place.

    And believe me, nothing would please me more than to have #45 ACTUALLY ousted, and then be proven wrong in my predictions. Honestly. It would be fine with me. So go ahead, congress, make my day…

  13. John Harshman says

    I recommend the Palin approach (Sara, not Michael): announce that you have accomplished everything you intended to do and resign to become a Fox News commentator.

  14. Jeremy Shaffer says

    kestrel @ 21- I doubt Congress will do anything as far as removing Trump goes so long as the Republicans have control, although I suspect many would certainly like to boot his ass out. But right now I don’t think they will: 1) Trump gives their lack of ability to govern plausible cover and 2) each other Republican candidate tried to go against him and were made to look like chumps, so Congressional Republicans are no doubt afraid it’ll happen to them. Plus, since Trump’s approval ratings among the Republican base hasn’t really moved much despite the complete fuck ups and constant failures, the Ryans and McConnells are probably worried they’ll get primaried and booted out themselves by their base if they move against him without serious evidence. Even with it that could still be the end of their time in Congress as far as their base is concerned, but that’s what happens when you spend decades priming a portion of the population to completely disregard facts and reality to the point they have no meaning and arrogantly believe you can maintain control over them.

    Honestly, in some ways, I suspect Ryan and McConnell are hoping the Democrats get some wins in 2018, perhaps even enough to take back control. It’d be a win-win in their book. The Dems would likely start the impeachment process against Trump immediately- although that’s hardly a sure thing. This would a) get rid of Trump as a problem, b) allow Ryan and McConnell to push the blame onto the Dems, and c) there are plenty of Dems willing to work with them to get what their donors want because they have the many of the same donors so they’ll get to push a large part of their policies through with no problem. Cherry on top, they get to go right back to letting the Dems take all the blame when said polices blow up in the people’s faces.

  15. jahigginbotham says

    @17 PDX_greg and @19 microraptor – That’s it. If Trump resigns (unlikely) or is removed somehow (unlikely but less than resign), Pence will get things done. Keep the clown.

  16. whheydt says

    The problem is not impeaching Trump. Shift about 30 votes in the House, or just have him do something that turns 20% to 30% of his base against him and it could happen. The problem is getting 67 Senators to convict him.

    FYI…the guy who did the ghost writing on “The Art of the Deal” is predicting that Trump will declare victory and quit.

  17. Raryn says

    17 members of the committee, 16 signatories.

    Does this mean George C. Wolfe is the only person left on it?

  18. says

    Actually, look at the first three paragraph’s initial letters and then the first three letters of the fourth paragraph. I rhink this may be the council’s true message.