October 30, 2019

Trump tweets "AMERICAN HERO!"

With this photograph:



Amusingly, this is getting attacked for being what it obviously is: photoshopped.

I'm seeing, for example:
Trump, bro, this is beyond gross. This is obviously photoshopped. It’s not even a meme or something funny to laugh at because the subject material is plausible for many people who do not examine the picture carefully and don’t notice the unnatural lines and silhouettes.
It's like they don't understand the internet.... They do, but as with everything else, when Trump does it, it's bad.

AND: Then there's the truly embarrassing confusion:
I've requested details from the @WhiteHouse on this photo. There was no such canine event on today's @POTUS schedule but there is a Medal of Honor ceremony set here for later today for an active duty Green Beret.
That's from a journalist, who proceeds to abuse a Medal of Honor winner:

Yeah, you've got a criticism, but you're kind of doing what you're trying to complain that Trump did.

96 comments:

readering said...

I hope he works the photoshop himself.

readering said...

Next photoshop Conan next to crying Baghdadi (apparently also fake).

GingerBeer said...

You just know that Trump is going to bring "Conan" to the WH and award it the Purple Heart. And maybe the Silver Star just to drive his critics crazy.

doctrev said...

The dog deserves medals and pats way, way more than the huge, lardasses piles of donkey spunk that slither in the NSC and work for foreign countries instead of their own.

If an average private sector employee decided to play fast and loose with fiduciary duty like Vindman, they'd be patrolling Cell Block D in fishnets. Just one more note in the song of vengeance that's going to be unleashed on these sick bastards.

Big Mike said...

@Althouse, I wondered whether you were going to blog this when I saw it earlier today. Trump set out to troll the dummies, and the dummies self-identified.

Ice Nine said...

James McCloughan feels just fine about it, you humorless a-holes.

n.n said...

Today is April 1.

rcocean said...

The man who won the medal of honor should be honored without bringing a dog in. Lets do that tommorrow.

Fernandinande said...

This incident with the terrorist chased by a dog has finally got me to dislike Trump because now he really is ridiculous, and it's because of what he's actually said and done, not because of the regular MSM lies.

Yancey Ward said...

Presidential Bellyrub.

Yancey Ward said...

Again, Trump is incredibly fortunate that his enemies are apparently all morons. That is Trump's true superpower.

Achilles said...

These people cannot allow that this is for fun. They MUST cling to their fiction that Trump and his supporters are stupid.

Because they cannot argue with the success of our country right now.

They cannot argue policy.

They are empty. They are fake. They don't believe a single thing they say. They are not here in good faith.

They are just simply terrible people.

They need to listen to Kanye and find God to fill the emptiness inside them.

tim in vermont said...

Clearly impeachable!

You know what? If Democrats didn’t make every issue about whether or not the election is to be reversed, people might join in on the criticism sometimes. Not in this case, but sometimes.

tim in vermont said...

"Next photoshop Conan next to crying Baghdadi (apparently also fake).”

Leave it to readering to stand up for the honor of a man who burned prisoners alive, well, roasted them over coals, drowned prisoners in cages, burned prisoners in cages with their families, etc, etc, etc, This is all propaganda true, propagand he himself spread by documenting and disseminating it.

Remember when liberals cared about the Geneva Conventions?

n.n said...

The man who won the medal of honor should be honored without bringing a dog in

Yeah, I like dogs, but a dog is not a human... person. Not yet, anyway. The Chinese have made progress in the genetic arts and science, we have a liberal infrastructure to accommodate morphed attributes, and, eventually, true hybrids.

tcrosse said...

As a self-confessed Trumpitarian, I think this was in poor taste. De gustibus....

Bill Peschel said...

Lighten up, Francis.

John henry said...

I don't mind the photoshopped picture, don't mind the medal.

The fact tha it is the Medal of Honor does make me a bit queasy though.


But if lbj can get and wear a silver star for nothing, this is nothing.

John Henry

LYNNDH said...

I just saw the award ceremony on TV. The Army man in the pic does not look like the Army SGT that Trump place the Medal of Honor on.
As for the pic of Trump and the Army Dog, I love it. To me it shows also respect for the Dogs that put there life on the line too. And of course it drives the Left crazy, a real bonus.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

"Impooch!!"

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Outrage. impeachable offense!

The Cracker Emcee Refulgent said...

This isn’t accidental. It’s a deliberate Pavlovian exercise in making the Democrats shat themselves almost daily, in front of God and everybody. Incredibly, the Democrats eagerly, nay, frantically oblige. It’s absolutely amazing.

Sheridan said...

Does a Medal of Honor have a dog paw as the pendant? Rather obvious, nicht war?

NorthOfTheOneOhOne said...

Keeping with the dog theme; James Rickards hits it on the head.

wild chicken said...

Hey, if you hate a guy, he's never funny.

Not ever.

readering said...

They contacted the Medal of Honor winner, James C. McCloughan (a retired Army medic who is credited with saving the lives of 10 men during the war in Vietnam) and he was amused to hear about it (had not seen the photo). Didn't mind at all.

HoodlumDoodlum said...

The Media are self-discrediting these days. It's remarkable!

readering said...

"Leave it to readering to stand up for the honor of a man who burned prisoners alive, well, roasted them over coals, drowned prisoners in cages, burned prisoners in cages with their families, etc, etc, etc, This is all propaganda true, propagand[a] he himself spread by documenting and disseminating it."

It's because it was so important to bring that evil terrorist to justice that it's bad that POTUS apparently made shit up during his announcement and q and a in order to . . . what? . . . provide more evidence he's a nutjob?

FullMoon said...

Sheridan said... [hush]​[hide comment]

Does a Medal of Honor have a dog paw as the pendant? Rather obvious, nicht war?


Yep, to us normal people..


MAJMike said...

Lighten up, Francis.

mockturtle said...

Well, I think it's cute. And I'm so glad Conan recovered from his wounds.

tim in vermont said...

"I’ve requested details from the White House on this image"

https://twitter.com/SethAMandel/status/1189611971727052800

Gahrie said...

Apparently the Left gets its humor from feminists now days....

(Q: How many feminists does it take to change a lightbulb? A: That's not funny!)

tim in vermont said...

Sure readering. You have no idea what is true or isn’t true, mostly because you are blinded by rage that Hillary is not POTUS.

Francisco D said...

Where can I get a poster? That is a great shot.

-Someone with a sense of humor.

Gahrie said...

We're a year away from Trump's second win, and the Left still hasn't worked its way through the levels of grief from the last one...

Beasts of England said...

’It's because it was so important to bring that evil terrorist to justice that it's bad that POTUS apparently made shit up during his announcement...’

Or you could wait until you’re certain of the facts before getting hysterical about it.

Susan said...

Meanwhile, at least half the population think that War Dog should get Medal of Honor INSTEAD of her human handlers and do not understand how this can possibly be an insult.

Nichevo said...

It's because it was so important to bring that evil terrorist to justice that it's bad that POTUS apparently made shit up during his announcement and q and a in order to . . . what? . . . provide more evidence he's a nutjob?


If I explain it to you again, scum, will you listen?

One, you have no way of knowing that POTUS made anything up. Milley said he did not have all the information.

Two, if he did make it up that al-baghdadi died in terror, have you considered that it's for a positive reason, a reason that could help to win the war? In a word, propaganda?

Do you understand that propaganda is not inherently evil? That the Allies used it in WWII? That if one eighteen-year-old Muslim hears that al-B died pissing and shitting himself, and as a result does not join an Islamofascist outfit, that's one less Muslim we have to kill, or that might kill our guys?

So: do you understand that if PDT is lying like a rug, and al-Baghdadi died nobly-he and the three kids he dragged along-it is still in the national interest to say otherwise? And that you should cooperate and not resist Every. Single. Damn. Thing. He. Does?

And if you disagree with the notion, can you at least understand that MIGHT be the thinking?

DavidUW said...

So, Trump gets the media and Democrats (but I repeat myself) to:
... hate dogs? Oh and obviously still confirm they love terrorists.

That will help the Dems win swing states.
Where the cling to their guns, dogs, and don't like terrorists.

Nichevo said...

John henry said...
I don't mind the photoshopped picture, don't mind the medal.

The fact tha it is the Medal of Honor


JH, look at the pic. It is not a MOH, it is a Photoshop of a ribbon with a doggy paw attached. No sacrilege intended.

DavidUW said...

Gahrie, re-election followed by RBG's timely death will melt down the remaining few holding on to a string of sanity.

tim in vermont said...

Meanwhile, at least half the population think that War Dog should get Medal of Honor INSTEAD of her human handlers and do not understand how this can possibly be an insult.

They think, they think, they think, those stupid other people who are barely bright enough to draw breath think...

rcocean said...

Leftists:

Well if Trump likes Dogs - we hate 'em. And that goes for the Medal of Honor too.

traditionalguy said...

Pelosi has him now. Obviously an Emoluments crime involving PetSmart. Trump sold the dog’s imageendorsement to the highest bidder but retained the branding rights for a Trump Dog Walking business run by Ivanka.

bagoh20 said...

This is an example of what the left calls a Trump lie.

I'd be willing to bet that James McCloughan has no problem with his photo being used to honor that dog. He's not a damned islamist for Christ's sake. All real Americans love dogs. It's in the American constitution. No, you dumb leftists, not The Constitution.

bagoh20 said...

Didn't someone say today that Trump could make the left espouse their hatred for cute puppies?

And here we are.

bagoh20 said...

That dog saved the life of at least one brave American warrior. I've got no problem with him being recognized any way people want, as long as it respects what he did for our guys.

readering said...

Nichevo: Turns out it was two kids, not three, according to official report, but that should be the focus of the report. That the monster killed his own children in his effort to escape capture. Not to mention that by not surrendering he put several women (wives?) in harm's way to die before him. PS You left off "human".

Pianoman said...

Needs "Era Of That's Not Funny" tag

Michael K said...

It's because it was so important to bring that evil terrorist to justice that it's bad that POTUS apparently made shit up during his announcement and q and a in order to . . . what? . . . provide more evidence he's a nutjob?


Hilarious, readering. I am enjoying your lamentations as we drive you before us.

I spent 5 hours on the 405 today and needed that

madAsHell said...

Trump is using the dog to chastise Muslims.

What will he do when the dog reaches the White House?? Steak off the Resolute Desk?? I can't wait!!

todd galle said...

The dog should be honored in some way, certainly not an MOH, but I would support a silver or bronze star without hesitation, along with a CIB. Also an honorable discharge to live with his handler when they leave the service. Only proper to release a team, rather than individuals. As a dog lover I look forward to his (although I'm hearing it's a her) visit to the White House, which we know will happen. Best relationship in human history is our relationship with canines, for both of us.

Ken B said...

Why should I trust the judgment or intelligence who believes dogs can win the Medal of Honor? Because you have to believe that to say “hey I think that’s a photoshop...”

Susan said...

>>They think, they think, they think, those stupid other people who are barely bright enough to draw breath think.

Well they vote. In larger numbers than genius college educated people. Call 'em morons and insult their love of dogs. I'm sure they are so stupid it will bring them to your side in droves.

Drago said...

readering The Historical Igmiramus: "It's because it was so important to bring that evil terrorist to justice that it's bad that POTUS apparently made shit up during his announcement and q and a in order to
. . . what? . . . provide more evidence he's a nutjob?"

List the untruths.

Perhaps you are simply deeply upset that one of your islamic supremacist allies bit the dust?

Jon Ericson said...

Ms. Althouse has the funniest trolls.

Ken B said...

“Wonder how he feels” is fake news, because you could ask him. Someone did, and he was amused and not bothered. That was predictable. So the “wonder how he feels” is dishonest.

Merny11 said...

If you can’t look at that and smile - my lord get a grip you people!

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Media ARE democratics-corruptocratics

Proof right here

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

In any case - here is the real photo.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

"wonder how he feels"

oh he cried and cried! then he called the NYT and cried and threatened to sue and impeach... and then he...


oh wait..

"The New York Times did a whole story on this, with two reporters on it. Oh, and the actual medal of honor winner laughed about it and said he was not offended. Of course he wasn’t. Only silly media people were offended."

Narayanan said...

I was wondering how much longer before comfort critters during Congressional testimony!
Now I'm thinking Conan at SOTU as GOH?
What say y'all

Wince said...

"Doin' it doggy style. You come up with that, I'm not the literary guy."

readering said...

Wanted to believe there was crying in the tunnel, but mixup between children and their father as the source. (Why would a guy be crying who straps explosives to his body every morning, and then finally detonates them as he had every reason to expect one day would end?) Crying children being taken by their father into the tunnel would have been a gruesome, chilling image. But it appears POTUS just made it all up.

Lucien said...

Faux-paw?

John henry said...

Nichevo,

I saw it on my phone and assumed from photo and text that it was the moh.

Now I think it's hilarious. No queasy feelings at all.

Well played my President.

John Henry

Amadeus 48 said...

I know James McCloughan. He is a great patriot. I am sure he got a laugh out of this photoshop. He was honored to receive the award from President Trump. He would have been equally honored, I am sure, to receive it from President Obama.

McCloughan is a product of a small town in western Michigan (Bangor). He served with great heroism and distinction in the Vietnam War. He was a medic who stayed on the field rescuing and treating his comrades for 48 hours in a battle near Nui Yon Hill in 1969. He was severely wounded but stayed fighting the enemy and rescuing and treating his fellow soldiers. He refused evacuation at least twice. He is credited with saving at least ten lives that day.

After his discharge, he went back to Van Buren County and became teacher and wrestling coach of great distinction at South Haven High School. He has a beautiful tenor voice. Last summer I heard him sing God Bless the USA at a friend's memorial service.

All praise on honor on Jim McCloughan. He puts his love of America above politics, and he likes a good laugh.

Ken B said...

Althouse makes a great point. These people are only pretending to not know how the internet works. I think Fernandistein has a point here, Trump is doing an extended victory dance for other people's (and dogs') work, and maybe it’s obnoxious, but the media just cannot stick with that. It’s Trump subverting Truth!
This is characteristic. There is a lot Trump can legitimately be criticized for, but all we hear is the illegitimate stuff, like Putin's cockholster, or EMOLUMENTS!!.

cubanbob said...

First it isn't clear who did the photoshop. Second if it offends Muzzie terrorist scum, all the better.

Jeff Brokaw said...

Maybe the dog’s paw print on the medal could have been a clue for these geniuses.

What a bunch of morons.

Michael K said...

But it appears POTUS just made it all up.

readering sticking with the al Baghdadi fan club no matter what the dog says.

Michael K said...

The dog should be honored in some way, certainly not an MOH, but I would support a silver or bronze star without hesitation, along with a CIB.

That is not the point. Lyndon Johnson wanted to call an opponent a pig fucker. His campaign guy objected they had no proof. LBJ said, "I just want to hear him deny it."

Trump won this one, bigly.

Drago said...

readering: "(Why would a guy be crying who straps explosives to his body every morning, and then finally detonates them as he had every reason to expect one day would end?)"

LOL

I guess Althouseblog needed to pick up a brand new idiot mind-reader once I*** left.

exiledonmainstreet, green-eyed devil said...

readering is apparently too thick to grasp that portraying the ISIS leader as a whining, crying coward might just dissuade wanna-be terrorists from seeing him as a hero.

Of course, there's a lot she's too thick to grasp.

She'd rather a terrorist be seen as an "austere scholar" who died bravely than give POTUS any credit at all.

Because she hates Trump more than she hates ISIS.

eddie willers said...

Faux-paw?

It took awhile, but you win the thread!

Tom T. said...

"Crying children being taken by their father into the tunnel would have been a gruesome, chilling image. But it appears POTUS just made it all up."

The military has confirmed that al-Baghdadi blew up two children under 12 with him. Is readering seriously saying that's not gruesome, simply because the children may not have been crying at the time?

c365 said...

Not to defend the guy, but maybe he was running away with his crying kids because, you know, they were being chased by dogs.

readering said...

Enough with defense by tweet. To distract from the House vote Potus should fly to Syria to deliver that medal to Conan.

Nichevo said...

readering said...
Nichevo: Turns out it was two kids, not three, according to official report, but that should be the focus of the report. That the monster killed his own children in his effort to escape capture. Not to mention that by not surrendering he put several women (wives?) in harm's way to die before him.

That's your personal opinion. That's the opinion of you trying to affect you, readering, some schmuck on the internet who would never do such a thing and cannot relate.

You do not live in the head of a person who would blow himself up with his children beside him. Perhaps you are not the best judge of what is effective propaganda. Perhaps the target audience lacks your morality and thinks that blowing up your children with you is badass, or devout, and that the wives were failures because they did not detonate. Perhaps President Trump has experts to tell him these things. Perhaps once he has made the decision and gone forward with it, it is not helpful for you to offer a counter narrative.


PS You left off "human".

Did I?

And I maintain that you have no basis for insisting that the President's statements were false. Again, your source of information can only be the remarks of General Milley, who, I repeat, stated that he did not have all the information that President Trump had.

So I don't see what motivation you can have for maintaining this belief, except to detract from the war effort. You actually seem to offer the President an out from lying, by saying that there may have been confusion, but again, the truth is not as important here as convincing ISIS and ISIS wannabes that they are the weak horse on the losing side and should go home and diddle their camels and nephews instead of playing with Semtex.



Mr. Groovington said...

Some great laughs, thanks everybody

JPS said...

Amadeus 48 @9:26:

I am glad you posted that, and grateful to know a little about him beyond the medal citation. Thank you.

wendybar said...

They all need to grow up. It's dumb, and it's on them for being idiots. The American people got it. TDS to the brain is a wonderous thing....

tim in vermont said...

"To distract from the House vote Potus should fly to Syria to deliver that medal to Conan.”

No Republicans want to distract from that vote, don’t you worry. Republicans will be waving that vote like a bloody shirt to great effect among all but partisan Democrats.

Craig Howard said...

Meanwhile, at least half the population think that War Dog should get Medal of Honor INSTEAD of her human handlers and do not understand how this can possibly be an insult.

Let me guess: MSNBC poll?

Greg the class traitor said...

readering said...
They contacted the Medal of Honor winner, James C. McCloughan (a retired Army medic who is credited with saving the lives of 10 men during the war in Vietnam) and he was amused to hear about it (had not seen the photo). Didn't mind at all.

Good for you, readering, for posting this

But, then you had to go dig yourself a deep hole:


readering: "(Why would a guy be crying who straps explosives to his body every morning, and then finally detonates them as he had every reason to expect one day would end?)"

1: What makes you think it was real to him, rather than a propaganda ploy he used to encourage the spoldydopes?

2: Who cares?

Seriously, does the fact taht Obama created ISIS with his feckless incompetence keep you from finding out what they've been doing? They are murderous barbarian scum. It is the moral duty of every decent human being to want to break their power and wipe them out.

If, given the choice between "Trump gets a second term" and "ISIS continues enslaving, raping, torturing, and murdering innocent and defenseless people", you chose the later, then you are scum.

3: If the story Trump told was a lie, so what? Then it would be a lie told with the purpose of harming ISIS, of damaging their recruitment, of making it so fewer women are enslaved, raped, and murdered, so that fewer people are burned to death while their agonies are videoed to be used as celebratory propaganda.

If you have a problem with what Trump did you, you are a sick, twisted, utterly f'ed nutcase

4: Trump didn't make the photoshop. The Daily Caller did

5: I realize taht you nutcases foaming at the mouth about this gives direct benefits to Trump, and to the GOP. So I should be celebrating the way you people out yourself as insane America hating, terrorist loving, scum

But, as an American nationalist and American patriot, I'd really prefer that 40% of my fellow country members to be raving nutcases

readering said...

Come here for the comments on Potus Photoshopping. Stay for the daydreaming about incest and bestiality in the Middle East.

Michael K said...

readering voting for the jihadi option.

Nichevo said...

So, readering, are you unable to process my comments, or do you struggle to avoid answering because you know I'm right, and, in Quint's words,


Quint: Well it proves one thing Mr. Hooper. It proves that you wealthy college boys don't have the education enough to admit when you're wrong.


That would be you. Wrong. And unable to admit it. Is that a big thing among Englishmen?

readering said...

Nichevo: not an Englishman. Just grew up there (as a superpatriot). Remind me how Jaws ends for Quint and Hooper.

Skippy Tisdale said...

"TDS to the brain is a wonderous thing"

Someone should apply for a grant to study it. Be interesting to see how the brain lights up. I would suggest testing Robert De Niro first, you know, to establish a baseline.

readering said...

Now that ISIS has named its new leader, rooting for POTUS to authorize operation to kill/capture him before I have to learn his long name (apparently not recognized by ISIS experts).

Drago said...

readering: "Now that ISIS has named its new leader, rooting for POTUS to authorize operation to kill/capture him before I have to learn his long name (apparently not recognized by ISIS experts)."

LOL

You are not fooling anyone.

readering said...

Drago: remember, few others follow commenters as closely as you follow me.

Nichevo said...

Blogger readering said...
Nichevo: not an Englishman. Just grew up there (as a superpatriot). Remind me how Jaws ends for Quint and Hooper.

The book or the movie?

Now, focus, superpat, and answer my salient points please. Or admit you can't/don't want to.

readering said...

Touche. I remembered the book right after I hit publish.

If you read my comments as assiduously as Drago you'll know I almost always ignore challenges. But enjoy banter.