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Donald Trump rants and raves at the press

What the… I… Did he just… Oh for the love of…


Let’s read between the lines of Donald Trump’s crazy-ass Feb. 16 press conference. His words are in bold.

I just wanted to begin by mentioning that the nominee for secretary of the Department of Labor will be Mr. Alex Acosta.

“Ladies and gentlemen, this concludes the only non-bats–t-cuckoo sentence of my time with you today. Please drive safely.”

I’m here to update the American people on the incredible progress that has been made in the last four weeks since my inauguration. I don’t think there’s ever been a president elected who in this short period of time has done what we’ve done.

The closest parallel that history offers is the administration of William Howard Taft, who is rumoured to have spent his first four weeks in office pooping himself.

A new Rasmussen poll just came out just a very short while ago, and it has our approval rating at 55 percent and going up.

Factoid: “Rasmussen” is Norwegian for “highly dubious.”

I’m making this presentation directly to the American people, with the media present, which is an honor to have you.

“I’m talking as though English is my second language, with the syntax all scrambled and weird, where is apple horse moustache.”

Unfortunately, much of the media in Washington, D.C., along with New York, Los Angeles in particular, speaks not for the people, but for the special interests and for those profiting off a very, very obviously broken system.

Ever the savvy populist, Trump gets right to the heart of what working-class Americans want most from their new president – to spend 80 per cent of his day taking the coastal media elites down a peg.

The press honestly is out of control. The level of dishonesty is out of control.

“Wolf Blitzer calls his show The Situation Room. But he’s not actually in my Situation Room! I EVEN LOOKED UNDER THE TABLE! Also, did you know he’s not really a wolf? FAKE WOLF.”

Our administration inherited many problems across government and across the economy. To be honest, I inherited a mess. It’s a mess. At home and abroad, a mess.

Low unemployment, a soaring stock market, record domestic oil production. #OhTheHumanity.

We’ll take care of it folks. We’re going to take care of it all. I just want to let you know, I inherited a mess.

The buck stops… somewhere way over there [points toward Greenland].

They’ve spread like cancer. ISIS has spread like cancer—another mess I inherited.


President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

On foreign affairs, we’ve already begun enormously productive talks with many foreign leaders. We have had great conversations with the United Kingdom, and meetings. Israel, Mexico, Japan, China and Canada, really, really productive conversations. I would say far more productive than you would understand.

“Your feeble minds can scarcely conceive of how productive these conversations were. At one point, through sheer force of will, I personally transcended the need for verbs. Trudeau and I mostly just hummed.”

Our country will never have had a military like the military we’re about to build and rebuild.

Gold tanks! Very tasteful!

Some of the things I’m doing probably aren’t popular but they’re necessary for security and for other reasons.

Top five “other reasons”:

  • To enrich myself and my family.
  • Vengeance against my enemies, real and imagined.
  • Bannon forged my signature while I was in the can.
  • Spun the Wheel of Crazy.
  • On accident.

I turn on the TV, open the newspapers and I see stories of chaos [in the White House]. Chaos. Yet it is the exact opposite.

You would not believe the serenity! Why, just this morning, Pence was doing Yin yoga in the oval sanctuary when Reince emerged from his waking dream state just in time to restart his Enya playlist.

This administration is running like a fine-tuned machine. Let me list to you some of the things that we’ve done in just a short period of time:

  • Bitched about inaugural crowd estimates for like 10 days.
  • Failed cabinet nominee.
  • National Security Advisor forced to resign.
  • Proposed replacement turned down the job.
  • Lost in court a couple times.
  • Got in a fight with… Australia??
  • Endured massive leaks to the media.
  • Handled top secret foreign policy crisis on a restaurant patio.
  • New drapes.

We’ve issued a game-changing new rule that says for each one new regulation, two old regulations must be eliminated. Makes sense.

Makes total sense. Complete sense. Yes, you can have your one new regulation restricting the flow of waste water into that river—but we’re going to take away the regulations that prevent people from filling it with gasoline and setting it on fire.

The wall is going to be a great wall and it’s going to be a wall negotiated by me. The price is going to come down just like it has on everything else I’ve negotiated for the government.

Why does the price matter? I thought Mexico was paying for the thing. Go ahead and splurge! Use the most luxurious concrete and only the finest artisanal barbed wire. TRUMP THAT SUCKER UP.

Our administration is working night and day to keep you safe.

“When the sun goes down, I transform into a masked vigilante of the D.C. night! Criminals and lowlifes shall quake in fear at the leotarded sight of PRESIDENT BATMAN.”

I keep my campaign promises, and our citizens will be very happy when they see the result. They already are, I can tell you that.

His negatives are triple those of Obama at the same point.

We’ve begun preparing to repeal and replace Obamacare. Obamacare is a disaster, folks. It’s a disaster. I know you can say, ‘Oh, Obamacare.’ I mean, they fill up our alleys with people that you wonder how they get there.

You probably assume Trump is speaking figuratively here – but I bet Paul Ryan actually paid a bunch of homeless people to stand around in an alley, looking all wounded or queasy. And then he drove Trump past and was all, “It breaks my heart to see these poor Obamacare victims. We’re starting to run out of alleys to put them in!”

If a country is taking advantage of us, not going to let that happen anymore. Every country takes advantage of us almost.

That Butts guy from Canada took a whole handful of mints from the dish on my secretary’s desk! A HANDFUL!

Intel just announced that it will move ahead with a new plant in Arizona that probably was never going to move ahead with.

“Probably.” Can you imagine how big a falsehood it must be if Trump lowers himself to using a qualifier like “probably?” For the record, Intel says the opening of the new plant (which was built years ago) has nothing to do with Trump’s election. But you probably didn’t need me to tell you that, did you?

There has never been a presidency that’s done so much in such a short period of time. And we have not even started the big work yet. That starts early next week.

Monday: Tax cut for wealthy.

Tuesday: Free guns for hotheads.

Wednesday: The extradition of Don Lemon.

Thursday: The Purge (immigrants only)

Friday: The Purge II (fat chicks only)

Mike Flynn is a fine person, and I asked for his resignation. He respectfully gave it.

OK, that clears that up. Thanks for the explanation, Mr. President.

He didn’t have to do that, because what he did wasn’t wrong.

Wait, what?

What was wrong was the way that other people, including yourselves in this room, were given that information, because that was classified information that was given illegally. That’s the real problem.

So you asked your National Security Advisor to resign because other people found out that he didn’t do anything wrong? Got it. Makes total sense. [Mike Flynn places heavy stones in his pockets and walks slowly into the ocean.]

You can talk all you want about Russia—fake news, fabricated deal. I saw a couple of the people that were supposedly involved with all of this. They know nothing about it. They weren’t in Russia. They never made a phone call to Russia. They never received a phone call.

“Russia? Not a single person on my staff has so much as seen Rocky IV!”

It’s all fake news. The nice thing is, I see it starting to turn, where people are now looking at the illegal—I think it’s very important—the illegal, giving out classified information. It was—and let me just tell you, it was given out like so much.

Like, sooooo much, bro. I’m starting to think this entire presidency may in fact be an extended audition for a role on Letterkenny.

I own nothing in Russia. I have no loans in Russia. I don’t have any deals in Russia.

“I literally could not even point to Russia on a map. Wait, did I say Russia—I don’t know why I’d say that word because I’ve never even heard of Russia. I mean… Drussia.”

President Putin called me up very nicely to congratulate me on the win of the election. He then, called me up extremely nicely to congratulate me on the inauguration, which was terrific.

Donald Trump would put a vanity license plate on his presidential limo except there’s not enough room to print I M SUSCEPTIBLE 2 YR FLATTERY.

Russia is fake news.

Iceland is fake cold. Britain is fake weather. Canada is fake us.

I never get phone calls from the media. How did they write a story like that in The Wall Street Journal without asking me or how did they write a story in The New York Times, put it on front page?

Guys, I’m totally not doing anything. Pick up the phone and call me anytime at 1-800-THE-PREZ.

What happens when I’m dealing with the problems in the Middle East? Are you folks going to be reporting all of that very, very confidential information, very important, very—you know, I mean at the highest level? What happens when I’m dealing with the problem of North Korea?”

Good question. Let’s ask the wait staff at Mar-A-Lago how they’re going to handle it.

I don’t want classified information getting out to the public and in a way [the leak of his call with the president of Mexico] was almost a test.

I totally meant to get caught having that affair. I was TESTING the strength of our marriage. And you passed, honey. Good job by you!

Well the leaks are real… The news is fake because so much of the news is fake.

Please try to follow along. Warning: This may hurt.

  • Secret information is being leaked.
  • The leaked information is real.
  • The moment this information is reported by the media, it becomes fake.
  • It becomes fake because it is surrounded by other fake news.
  • Ergo, fake news is… contagious!

I don’t mind bad stories. I can handle a bad story better than anybody.

“Ask anyone! I am very famous for my even temperament. My friends are always saying, ‘Mr. President, stop being so measured and utterly reasonable!’ ”

I watch CNN, it’s so much anger and hatred and just the hatred. I don’t watch it any more.

Ladies and gentlemen, the President of the United States, Mr. Yogi Berra.

Tomorrow, they will say, “Donald Trump rants and raves at the press.” I’m not ranting and raving. I’m just telling you. You know, you’re dishonest people. But I’m not ranting and raving.

“I’m not insulting you either, you heaping sacks of dog crap.”

We had Hillary Clinton try and do a reset. We had Hillary Clinton give Russia 20 per cent of the uranium in our country. You know what uranium is, right? This thing called nuclear weapons like lots of things are done with uranium including some bad things.

Do you think they dumb it down when they brief the president? I bet they do. I bet they add in basic explanatory stuff that they’d have never said to Obama. ‘So, Mr. President, we are worried about the security of these uranium stockpiles. Uranium is radioactive element that can be used in a bomb. A bomb is a thing that goes boom.’

I think Putin probably assumes that he can’t make a deal with me anymore because politically it would be unpopular for a politician to make a deal. I can’t believe I’m saying I’m a politician, but I guess that’s what I am now.

We can’t believe it either, buddy. But it would be great if you could reinforce our disbelief by saying something that makes you sound like a complete ignoramus:

We’re a very powerful nuclear country and so [is Russia]. I have been briefed. And I can tell you one thing about a briefing that we’re allowed to say because anybody that ever read the most basic book can say it: nuclear holocaust would be like no other.

Thanks. That did the trick.

To sum up: Donald Trump has access to his country’s highest-ranking, most decorated officials and they held a formal meeting to inform him that nuclear war is bad. Next week’s lesson: Coal – should I eat it?

I don’t have to do that. I don’t have to tell you what I’m going to do in North Korea. Wait a minute. I don’t have to tell you what I’m going to do in North Korea. And I don’t have to tell you what I’m going to do with Iran.

You’re not the boss of me! Now get off my property or I’m not going to invite you to my birthday party! MY BROTHER IS BIGGER THAN YOUR BROTHER!

Let me tell you about the travel ban. We had a very smooth rollout of the travel ban… The rollout was perfect.

So perfect! FLAWLESS EVEN! It was as though Crystal Pepsi was being launched on a Zune during the premiere of Waterworld.

So here’s the story, folks. Number one, I am the least anti-Semitic person that you’ve ever seen in your entire life. Number two, racism, the least racist person.

Great story, Don. I believe that story is called: Things a Non-Racist President Doesn’t Have to Keep Reiterating.

And by the way, that’s a weird defence, isn’t it? ‘I am the least racist person you’ve ever seen. Basically, I consider other races inferior, but I’m not a huge dick about it. I mean, I’ll hand out a pamphlet or two—but I’m not going to be the guy spray-painting a swastika. Now that’s the most racist person ever.’

[Melania], like others that she’s working with, feel very, very strongly about women’s issue, women’s difficulties. Very, very strongly, she’s a very, very strong advocate.

Women’s Difficulties sounds like a product you’d find in the tampon aisle.

A funny thing happens, because she gets — she gets so unfairly — Melania, the things they say. I’ve known her for a long time, she was a very successful person, she was a very successful model. She did really well.

‘I’ve known her for a long time’ is a weird phrase to use in describing your relationship with your spouse. It’s like saying, ‘We’ve had conversations and eaten meals together.’

She was always the highest quality that you’ll ever find.

What woman doesn’t get weak in the knees when her husband describes her in terms usually applied to a cut of beef?

I’ll just tell you this. I think she’s going to be a fantastic first lady. She’s going to be a tremendous representative of women and of the people. And helping her and working her will be Ivanka, who is a fabulous person and a fabulous, fabulous woman.

Maybe they should have a briefing to tell the President that women are considered people now.

[The President calls on an African American reporter from PBS.]

Reporter: Are you going to include the Congressional Black Caucus and the Congressional —

Trump: Well, I would. I tell you what, do you want to set up the meeting?

Reporter: — Hispanic Caucus —

Trump: Do you want to set up the meeting?

Reporter: No — no — no. I’m not —

Trump: Are they friends of yours?

“All black people know one another. That’s an established fact. Just like Canadians and squirrels.”

We’re not going to try and stop crime—we’re going to stop crime.

[Slides down presidential Bat-pole.]


Donald Trump rants and raves at the press

  1. I realize this is supposed to be a humour piece but I just don’t see anything funny here.

    • I believe it is called satire.

  2. Funny thing but Trump said that the media would be reporting his ‘ranting and raving’ and hey, presto MacLeans – at one time the font of Canadian probity and good sense, makes his dream come true.

    i think we may have some of his ‘dishonest’ people working there now.

    The coverage of the Ukraine, if not dishonest, is certainly extremly biased.

    • A free press and investigative journalists are supposed to report on the POTUS and what comes out of the White House. What you fail to realize is that Donald Trump applied for and received a position as the top civil SERVANT in the USA. His job is to serve the people of his country. As JFK said in his famous inaugural speech to the citizens, “ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country.” Donald Trump had to have known that everything he did and said as POTUS would be scrutinized and reported in the press. The US constitution guarantees freedom of speech and freedom of the press. Donald Trump cannot suppress that freedom. Nor should anyone want that freedom to be suppressed. The American people are the government. The press is an intergral part of the establishment that keeps politicians honest.

      • its supposed to be freedom of the presas to report whats going on honestly and without bias, when the press introduces bias and fake news it throws their credibility out the window and this is what the people are sick and tired of and it why people don’t believe the press anymore and it why trump got elected but the press still does not get it. people are very aware that the press uses cheap shots and fake news to get people stirred up with the final goals of attracting more eyeballs and in turn this translates to more advertising being sold, its money and greed driven like everything else. Bad news sells and good news doesn’t so we all fall victim to this phenomena.

        • If you can watch the presser without coming away with the impression that the man is a raving lunatic, then I would suggest you’re the one with a (delusional) bias.

          In case you haven’t seen it: (start it at about the 1 hr mark; that’s where he comes onstage)


          “The press has to report what is going on honestly.” Yes, you are right. If they don’t, they can be sued for LIBEL. We all know Donald Trump is a man who is willing to launch a lawsuit, so why hasn’t he sued for libel if the press has not been honest? Why instead has he ranted and raved about illegal leaks? He isn’t saying he will sue. He calls them “fake news.” His advisors call the Trump White House claims “alternate truths” but no one is suing for libel…why? If it is lying or biased or not credible, shut down the story. Plenty of people have sued the tabloids and won. Explain it Roberta. Why instead of suing the Washington Post for revealing that Flynn had contact with Russia’s Ambassador to the US and had a previous relationship with the Kremlin prior to Trump being sworn in as POTUS, didn’t Trump sue the Washington Post for lying? Why? Because it isn’t a lie. There are tapes that prove that Flynn spoke about the sanctions when he was still a civilian and that is against the law. Now Trump is going after the people leaking the stories even though he loved leaks when he used them to get stories on Hiliary Clinton and get himself elected. No, I am sorry Roberta. The press has great sources in the White House. This is just like Nixon and Watergate. It isn’t the press that are lying. It is someone who was elected into a very important position who has a problem with telling the truth so deflects it and his advisor calls it “alternative truth.” There is only one truth. We learned that as children. As for getting people “stirred up”, my goodness, who exactly is stirring people on twitter? You talk about honesty but you can’t even be honest with yourself.

  3. Apple horse mustache… Hahhhah, awesome.

    Thing is, he absolutely sounds like he has some kind of neurological problem finishing a sentence coherently. And discretion is NOT his strong point at all.

    He’s not a politician. He’s a businessman acting (poorly) at being a politician.

  4. I can see how even Republicans are shocked behind the scenes at how ridiculous these press conferences are. Trump is so unprofessional it is scary. I mean, an SNL skit just wrote itself. I am curious now to see if one of his handlers are going to channel ‘Anchorman’ and start inserting random question marks on his Teleprompter.

  5. As Pres. Trump predicted in his tour de force press conference yesterday, the leftist media, i.e. Maclean’s, in the person of Scott Feschuk, is today reacting as expected with hysteria, emotional instability, and panic.
    Resorting to Joseph Stalin’s method of dealing with enemies and opponents whom he considered a threat to his world view, Feschuk in his inimitable style is today labeling Trump insane. If he could somehow confine Trump to a mental institution in an isolated gulag somewhere, never to be heard from again, he would eagerly follow Stalin’s grim precedent.
    Scott Feschuk once again tries in vain to appear humorous and once more fails pathetically to evince even a smile from mentally-balanced readers. Feschuk has no talent for humor (or serious writing as well.)
    Whatever Maclean’s pays Feschuk, they certainly aren’t getting their money’s worth.

    • You clearly have not read Scott’s bio on this website considering he is a three time award winner for Humour.

      • Humor, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder, C.C.

        • Satire is a fine thing in journalism. It is much like political cartoons. If you can’t laugh at it, it says a lot about yourself. The fact that you cannot accept who the Donald is, boggles the mind.
          1. Sean Spicer: Who called Trudeau, Joe admitted Flynn got fired for loosing Trump’s trust.
          2. The next am, Trump claims Flynn is a “wonderful man and it is awful how he was treated.” Say what…….the media didn’t fire Flynn…Trump did.
          Right there, Eleanor…Trump gave satirical journalists like Scott perfect ammunition.
          3. Then Trump starts in on the illegal leaks. Sorry but Trump loved “wikileaks” when they helped him sink Hiliary.
          4. Trump loved conspiracy theories when he suggested Ted Cruz’s father was with Lee Harvey Oswald and that Barrack Obama wasn’t born in the USA.
          If you expect satirical journalists to let this go, your out to lunch. They are just doing their job.

          • Elanor is absolutely correct. There is a difference between satire and a being vicious. A simple example- “Rasmussen” is Norwegian for “highly dubious.” That’s just a slur against a very well respected polling entity who happened to publish a result that Feschuk doesn’t like.
            As for Gage’s comment related to the JFK statement “ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country”, that’s a very good descriptor of what Trump is actually doing. He gave up a much higher paying job to be in one where he can try correct the mess the US is in-huge debt; failed foreign policy around the world; the worst race relations since the 60’s; more US citizens on welfare than ever before and under constant threat by ISIS. He didn’t have to take on this daunting task. He took it on against all odds and got elected President of the United States. And now the left leaning MSM criticize everything he does. As an example, CNN has constantly interviewed senior politicians who ranted about how bad Trump’s picks have been for senior cabinet positions. If you watched Fox, the senior politicians interviewed there had nothing but high praise for Trump’s choices. The trouble is that Fox is the only station that gives a different view. That’s why its viewership is larger than CNN, MSNBC and ABC together-it’s the only major non left station.
            McLean’s has become increasingly left as well. In today’s MacLean’s articles there is one with a title “Donald Trump’s best-ever not so crazy executive order”. The inference being the rest have all been crazy. One of those executive orders banned lobbying in Washington throughout his entire first term. Paying big sums of money to politicians to get favors is corrupt and he’s stopping that on his shift. Is that so crazy? And I’m sure most lefties think the leader in “his crazy executive orders” is his temporary travel ban. That is supported by 55% of Americans; not supported by 30% and 15% don’t have an opinion. So the majority don’t see that as crazy. Finally his announcement to lower corporate as well as personal taxes is very welcomed by the markets at evidenced by the soaring of the DOW since he won the election. That doesn’t appear too crazy either. We could use a dose of that in Canada.

          • Jerome: Bill O’Reilly a well respected and long time Fox Anchor called Vladimir Putin a Killer. Trump replied by saying their are killers in the US. The Kremlin demanded an apology from O’Reilly. O’Reilly did not apologize. I already said that Trump is against lobbiest except he and advisor lobbied for Ivanka Trump’s clothing line, receiving a sanction for KellyAnne Conway. Lobbying is lobbying. It doesn’t make it okay because th POTUS does it for this family businesses. As for ISIS, their business machine is in decline. Now Donald Trumps says he inherited “a mess, a mess, a real mess. However, what he really inherited was low unemployment, a good stockmocket and a fairly robust economy. ISIS has gone from a net worth of the 1.7 billion to 682 million. Are we to believe that the Donald has accomplished this in a month of missteps since taking office in one month? Now why would a successful businessman who inherited much of wealth want to become POTUS? Bloomberg became the mayor of NYC. The difference, he kept in a circle of well experienced social servants who knew day to day running of a huge bureaucracy. The Donald got rid of those kinds of people, instead bringing in neophytes, believing he can make laws that step on human rights and expect the courts to ignore the behavior. It doesn’t work that way. Then his civil service fights back and leaks every crappy think is doing to a press who is more than happy to report is shenanigans. He admits they are reporting accuracies but claims once they report the accuracies it instantingly becomes “very fake news.” Funny how sues no one libel perhaps because the absolute defence for libel is the thruth. Not alternate truths…merely the truth. Please do not have the audacity to carry on about other politicians lobbying while in the civil service to increase their bottom line when the POTUS has the audacity to go on twitter and ream out Nordstorms and other companies for not boosting his daughers’s clothing line. If you cannot recognize nepotism when you see it, it is shame but myself and every news outlight can see it and it is their job to report. Your willingness to put blinders on where Donald Trump’s behavior is concerned, is higher disconcerting but don’t blame the Washington Post and others who are reporting his actions. As for suggesting that Scott Feshcuk is viscous vs Charlie’s Hebdo? Come off it. Satire is cutting, just like political cartoons are. They cut to the core and show the fire ridiculousness of what is happing. If you don’t have the stomach for the truth, watch the Kardashians or Dancing with the Stars. The rest of us, will keep our eyes on Steve Bannon and Donald Trump’s son-laws visit to CNN to ask them to lay off Daddy in law. Interesting times.

    • Much of this very funny take-down of Trump’s erratic, loopy, and incoherent speech is comprised of verbatim quotes. How anyone can call this a tour de force press conference is baffling.

  6. That was EPIC! So funny when Trump added “very” fake – could stop laughing. EVEN more amazing? Did you hear the rest of the press core ALSO laughing their faces off! The press core actually had a whale of a fun time! Despite the MSM despises of Trump, I actually think they are coming around to like Trump.

    In the past such press conferences are like watching paint dry. Who needs SNL when you get this!

    Really, the press core is actually LOOKING forward to the brew ha ha that such conferences result in.

    Before watching this I had heard the press conference was horrible and that Trump was un-hinged.

    He was clam, collected and in fact brilliant – just brilliant. I am from Canada and was “told” to dislike Trump and how bad Trump is! How wrong I am – simply awesome!

    Trump is Mr. awesome!

    I think in the name of fairness and globalization, world leaders should be rotated to run to each country for a week. So say Canada gets to be run one week by Trump and then the USA gets to be run by Merkel the smelly sea creature from Germany for a week?

    Honestly – I think even the reporters could not stop laughing at this show. And Trump is wicked fast on his feet (that’s what happens when you have an IQ over 150). Trump not trained and briefed for two days – it just runs with it!

    Regardless, that Trump guy is rather cool, and very refreshing to watch. I don’t think I ever seen a leader that has true care and compassion for his country.

    This was not a horrible press conference as I was told, nor was it some disaster – it was EPIC.

    Makes me want to go out and help the world and make it a better place. What a glass of refreshing water!

    • When I was a kid in the Great Depression we used to get the same illegal thrill going down to the fence of the local lunatic asylum to look at the other half. I never would have thought that the US public would elect one and then he would have the gall to hold a press conference. Good work Mr. Feschuk! When one reads the comment by Mr Kallal it is easier to understand how the US public voted for a baboon.

  7. That was fantastic. Thanks. Needed the laugh.

  8. In the early years of the 1990s the Berlin Wall came down and the USSR became 13 individual nations. The “Un-untied States of America” may be looking at a similar scenario. Politics are fragmented on a regional basis. The Deep South, The West, The Central Interior, Texas, The North East, Florida …. all have differing politics, differing culture, differing economics …. Maybe it’s time for the “Un-untied States of America” to follow what the USSR conceded to and resolve their differing political agendas in a positive fashion.