TRUMP IS DUMBER THAN DIRT… OR HAS A SCREW LOOSE…

…OR SOME COMBINATION OF BOTH…

Trump speaking to CNBC interviewer:

“I was worried about him, because he’s one of our great geniuses, and we have to protect our genius,” Trump said of Musk. “You know, we have to protect Thomas Edison, and we have to protect all of these people that came up with, originally, the lightbulb, and the wheel and all of these things.”

The wheel made its first appearance in Mesopotamia — an ancient region that corresponds mostly to present-day Iraq — around 3,500 B.C. 

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TRUMP: TROOPS INJURED IN IRAN ATTACK JUST HAD “HEADACHES”

Though Donald Trump assured Americans that “all is well” following Iran’s retaliatory missile attack on a United States base in Iraq, U.S. Central Command last week announced that the strikes actually left 11 service members injured. Asked to explain the contradiction between his characterization and the actual events on the ground during a Tuesday press conference, the president had a totally empathetic, not at all out-of-touch answer: the troops weren’t really wounded—they “had headaches.”

“I don’t consider them very serious injuries relative to other injuries that I’ve seen,” Trump said, explaining that he’s “seen people with no legs and no arms.” “No, I don’t consider [head trauma] to be bad injuries, no.”

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Donald Trump’s attorneys are risking possible damage to their own careers 

“They’ve been accused of orchestrating a criminal conspiracy. They’ve been dubbed ethically compromised. They’ve been labeled liars. They could even be called to testify in the impeachment case they were hired to combat. In the opening days of Donald Trump’s Senate trial, it has at times felt like the president’s lawyers are his co-defendants,” the report notes that the attorneys, specifically Jay Sekulow and White House counsel Pat Cipollone, have embraced their roles defending Trump but at their own peril, given the president’s history with lawyers doing his bidding.

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It’s hard to pick out the best moment for Absurdity around the impeachment trial.  In this Twilight Zone-like courtroom reality, there are simply too many choices for Most Absurd.

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Like the Oscars, the undramatic competition for the award leans unduly on older, white men, particularly those with preordained decisions already in mind before any outcome.

Certainly, the top three must include continuing claims by Republican senators that they have not learned anything new – after having voted 11 times to deny the admission of new evidence or witnesses beyond the transcripts of the House committee hearings that had led to an impeachment vote.