Trump‘s day-to-day insanity has normalized crazy talk, that’s for sure. We accept news and especially things coming out of the mouth of the President of the United States that is bizarre, as now common place. I’m not sure if this makes the News on SNL‘s Weekend Update easier or harder.
In that vein, this Friday, Trump ordered a federal review of water efficiency standards for toilets.
“We have a situation where we’re looking very strongly at sinks and showers and other elements of bathrooms, where you turn the faucet on—in areas where there’s tremendous amounts of water, where the water rushes out to sea because you could never handle it—you turn on the faucet, you don’t get any water
people are flushing toilets 10 times, 15 times, as opposed to once. They end up using more water.”
(Well, he’s not from Flushing, but he is from Queens…)
Trump also complained,
“They got rid of the lightbulb that people got used to. The new bulb is many times more expensive and I hate to say it, it doesn’t make you look as good. Of course, being a vain person, that’s very important to me.
It’s like – it gives you an orange look. I don’t want an orange look.”
Jason Kelly, a makeup artist who touched up Trump’s makeup during the Republican convention in 2016, thinks Trump’s “orange glow” is not lighting but rather makeup on top of tanning. He said,
“When I see him, I see a line of oxidized bronzer around his hairline. The application is like a kindergartner did it.”
Of course, this all was met with widespread mockery. CNN‘s Anderson Cooper did a deep mock-dive into it on his segment The Ridiculist, also citing another nut job on the Hill that supports Trump; Rand Paul.
In 2011, during an appliance efficiency hearing, Paul told Kathleen Hogan, then the US Department of Energy deputy assistant secretary on energy efficiency,
“Frankly, the toilets don’t work in my house.
And I blame you, and people like you who want to tell me what I can install in my house, what I can do.”
Hogan told Paul in all seriousness,
“I can help you find a toilet.”
Meanwhile a lawless, (possibly demented) POTUS is being impeached by The House while it’s unlikely GOP Senators will do a thing to remove him. To that I say,
“Four more beers!”