Friday, July 28, 2017

The Left-Cheek Ass Clown for July, 2017

July is almost over, August beckons, and it's time to designate another recipient of Bilbo's recurring Ass Clown Award. How the time flies when you're having a good time. And also when you aren't.

I wish I could say it was difficult to name the new dishonoree, and I did have a bit of trouble deciding between two amazingly well-qualified candidates, but it wasn't close enough to declare a tie and so I gritted (grat?) my teeth and made the choice.

Ladies and gentlemen, Dear Readers, it's time to announce

The Left-Cheek Ass Clown for July, 2017

and the award - for an astounding eighth time* - goes to

Donald J. Trump

I realize that I can be accused of picking the lowest of the low-hanging fruit with this award, but there was simply no competition that came close enough to bump Mr Trump from first place. In the last two weeks, Mr Trump has continued to perform as the least presidential president in American history, showering shame and dishonor on the office once held by George Washington. Here are just a few of his antics of the last two weeks:

- A relentless cyber-bullying campaign directed against his own Attorney General in the hopes that Mr Sessions will resign ... because Mr Trump lacks the political courage to fire him for doing his job;


- The announcement - via Twitter, of course - of a new policy forbidding transgender individuals from serving in the armed services in any capacity ... an announcement that apparently blindsided both the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff, although Mr Trump said he'd acted after discussing it with "my Generals** and military experts."

I was tempted to present this award to the new White House Communications Director, Anthony Scaramouchi, and that individual remains a strong contender for a future award. But Mr Trump has tried so hard, so relentlessly, to position himself for the award that it would have been unjust to not show the proper disrespect for his unpresidential and un-American behavior.

Ladies and gentlemen, Dear Readers, the Left-Cheek Ass Clown Award for July, 2017, is presented yet again to Donald J. Trump. He's worked hard enough for it.

Have a good day. Come back tomorrow for Cartoon Saturday - more thoughts then.


* Technically, it's his eight-and-a-halfth (?) award, as he shared with his entire family (less wife Melania and son Baron) the Right-Cheek Ass Clown Award for July just two weeks ago. The man's an overachiever.

** "His" Generals?


The Mistress of the Dark said...

I'm pretty sure he's both ass cheeks

eViL pOp TaRt said...

That speech to the Boy Scouts was so inappropriate! What a miserable egotist! He deserves both cheeks!

He must be the sorriest President ever! I hope he's out by 2020, if not sooner!

bakku-shan said...

Truly w winner by being a loser.

Duckbutt said...

With Trump, being an arr cheek just goes naturally. He's an asshat.

Mike said...

You could put the Ass Clown Awards on automatic pilot for the next 3 1/2 years. You'll always have something to write about with this lunatic.

Grand Crapaud said...

That goddammed smug look on his face gets me!

Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

Grand Crapaud, it makes me want to gag.

allenwoodhaven said...

You always chose wisely. It's well (badly?) deserved.

Is it possible to be an ass clown emeritus and excluded for future awards? I think there could be many!