Now that we’ve all had a day to ignore the new 1,665-page U.S. congressional budget, the Washington Post has offered to share the highlights with us. You can see what they think, or you can look for yourself. I found it interesting the the Department of Defense will get $593 billion (an increase of $19.9 billion), the Department of Homeland Security will get $42.4 billion (an increase of 1.45 billion), and the Department of Interior and Environment will get $32.28 billion (an increase of $121 million). It’s true that the EPA lost $81.4 million, but they still have $8.06 billion left (to destroy America (kidding!)).
Ok, that’s out of the way–now for the fun stuff. I found out that CBS’s John Dickerson was holding out on us. He saved the really good stuff for today, because…oh, who knows why, but here’s a great clip where he asks Big Donnie T-bird why he called President Obama “sick and bad.” I love the part where he reminds the Trumpster that he’s the president of the United States, as if that’s going to shock him into giving a coherent response.
JOHN DICKERSON: But you stand by that claim about him?
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: I don’t stand by anything. I just– you can take it the way you want. I think our side’s been proven very strongly. And everybody’s talking about it. And frankly it should be discussed. I think that is a very big surveillance of our citizens. I think it’s a very big topic. And it’s a topic that should be number one. And we should find out what the hell is going on.
JOHN DICKERSON: I just wanted to find out, though. You’re– you’re the president of the United States. You said he was “sick and bad” because he had tapped you– I’m just–
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: You can take– any way. You can take it any way you want.