For reasons that are difficult to understand, Garry turned on Trump’s daily “briefing” on the Coronavirus. Now, we both know our so-called president does not have a good grip on English, but this evening was special. After a couple of sentences, I realized he wasn’t making any sense. If he were a doper, I’d have to assume he was stoned. But not being a doper, I guessed he was just a dope — in the original meaning of the word.

Mexican troops at U.S. border

What got my attention was his announcement that Mexico had put 27,000 soldiers along our border and as far as I could make out from this nonsensical ramble was that these soldiers were being led by Tom Brady (“A great guy”) and this was going to solve our problems with people getting sick. Some people (he said) are getting very sick or even sicker and not getting better. Sometimes dying.

It turns out we were not the only people confused by his message. I found this headline and article from the Daily News:

Donald Trump gets extremely confused about Tom Brady and coronavirus during press conference

Donald Trump went on a protracted tangent about a Tampa Bay Buccaneers player at a press conference in the midst of the government’s catastrophic failure to respond to the coronavirus.

“Somebody in the fake news said that one of the governors said, ‘Oh, we need Tom Brady.’ He meant that in a positive way. He said ‘We need Tom Brady, and we’re gonna do great,’ and he took it very positively. They took it differently. They think Tom Brady should be leading the effort.

“That’s only fake news, and I like Tom Brady. Spoke to him the other day. He’s a great guy. I wish the news could be real, I wish it could be honest, I wish it weren’t so corrupt. But so much of it is. It’s just so sad to see. We had a great meeting.”

JM Rieger


“I would say maybe one person there was a little, tiny bit of a raising of a voice, a little wiseguy a little bit, but he’s usually a big wiseguy. Not so much anymore. We saw to it that he wouldn’t be so much anymore.”

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Trump, in the way only he can be, is insanely wrong about this on two fronts. He’s referring to a Washington Post story about a call between him and all 50 governorsAccording to the Post, Trump called the federal government a “backup” and Washington governor Jay Inslee responded, “We don’t need a backup. We need a Tom Brady.”

Apparently, Tom will lead this great army and then get back to working out in Tampa Bay because I don’t think he gave up football. Yet. Or maybe it is one of the other national leaders he named that will solve all of our problems. I’m not sure where the army came from.  Garry wanted to know if he’d missed a sentence because he wasn’t at all sure what was going on with the army and Tom Brady.

I tried to find a text of the “speech” but it isn’t up anywhere. Translations of his speech are available and they leave out all the interesting parts. I tried. I really did.

Meanwhile, get ready. A huge army of Mexicans led by Tom Brady is coming to your town to save you from the epidemic … or something like that.


  1. For reasons unknown, we turned it on, also. Listening to that droning voice reading, knowing he had not read it ahead of time to, you know, understand what he was reading……. I had to turn it off. It was more than I could take.

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    • AHA! I’m not the only one who had it on. Who needs an excuse? It’s bloody addictive. I wonder if this is the way it was in the olden days listening Tammany Hall Pols, Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy, Fibber McGee & Molly? Fred Allen?
      Donzo topped them all yesterday in a windy and bizarre monologue that exceeded the best of the Marx Brothers and Jack Paar.
      I still wonder when Jefe Tomas Brady y Los Soldados Mejicanos will come riding to town, preceded by their “Magnificent Seven” arrival theme, performed live by Skitch Henderson and the old “Tonight” show band with Pete Fountain as special musical guest. It will be simply AMAZING. And, Covid 19 will be riddled with bullets.


  2. I hate to say it but I did actually LOL Somehow we missed this part of the “news” or maybe I just wasn’t listening or my husband switched channels before the worst of it.

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  3. Mr. Swiss looks now and again in on his iPad to see what he has useful to say. Since he told everybody that people are dying that never died before I have given up. Is this man still running around loose. Havn’t they put him way yet? He is not normal. On the other hand he gives us a laugh now and again although it is no longer so funny, just pathetic.

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