Thursday, February 16, 2017

Donald Trump holds press conference attacking the press and bitching about the difficulty of this job.

I actually missed most of this because I was at the gym on the treadmill.

However I came home, did some catching up, and essentially cannot believe this really happened.

Here was a link to WaPo so you catch as well.

And if you dont have that kind of time here are a few of his crazier statements:

I'm here following through on what I pledged to do. That's all I'm doing. I put it out before the American people, got 306 electoral college votes. I wasn't supposed to get 222. They said there's no way to get 222, 230's impossible. 

270 which you need, that was laughable. We got 306 because people came out and voted like they've never seen before so that's the way it goes. I guess it was the biggest electoral college win since Ronald Reagan. (This is demonstrably untrue. And in fact Trump's electoral college win is only larger than one modern day president. George H.W. Bush.)


Still can't get over that election can you Orange Hitler?
In response to a question about his campaign staff's reported contact with Russian intelligence:

The failing New York Times wrote a big, long front-page story yesterday. And it was very much discredited, as you know. It was -- it's a joke. And the people mentioned in the story, I notice they were on television today saying they never even spoke to Russia. They weren't even a part, really -- I mean, they were such a minor part. They -- I hadn't spoken to them. 

I think the one person -- I don't think I've ever spoken to him. I don't think I've ever met him. And he actually said he was a very low-level member of I think a committee for a short period of time. I don't think I ever met him. Now, it's possible that I walked into a room and he was sitting there, but I don't think I ever met him. I didn't talk to him ever. And he thought it was a joke.Russia is fake news.
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Russia -- this is fake news put out by the media. The real news is the fact that people, probably from the Obama administration because they're there, because we have our new people going in place, right now.

As you know, Mike Pompeo has -- has now taken control of the CIA, James Comey at FBI, Dan Coats is waiting to be approved, I mean he is a senator and a highly respected one and he's still waiting to be approved. But our new people are going in. 

Meaning that as soon as his people are in place that this Russian story will quickly disappear.

Which pretty much confirms the authenticity of the New York Times story in my opinion.

Trump calls everything "fake news" that contains a truth about him that he does not want people to know.

On the leaks:

Yes, we're looking at them very -- very, very serious. I've gone to all of the folks in charge of the various agencies and we're -- I've actually called the Justice Department to look into the leaks. Those are criminal leaks. They're put out by people either in agencies -- I think you'll see it stopping because now we have our people in. You know, again, we don't have our people in because we can't get them approved by the Senate.

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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? Are you going to be reporting about that too? So, I don't want classified information getting out to the public and in a way that was almost a test. 

So I'm dealing with Mexico, I'm dealing with Argentina, we were dealing on this case with Mike Flynn. All this information gets put into the "Washington Post" and gets put into the "New York Times" and I'm saying "what's going to happen when I'm dealing on the Middle East? What's going to happen when I'm dealing with really, really important subjects like North Korea?

Perhaps if Trump did not conduct national security meetings in full view of guests at Mar a Lago he would not have to worry about so many leaks?

Just saying.

On the firing of Mike Flynn, and his contact with Russia about sanctions during the campaign:  

No, I fired him because of what he said to Mike Pence. Very simple. Mike was doing his job. He was calling countries and his counterparts. So, it certainly would have been OK with me if he did it. I would have directed him to do it if I thought he wasn't doing it.

I didn't direct him, but I would have directed him because that's his job.

Wait, what? This happened BEFORE the inauguration, and BEFORE Flynn was the national security adviser.

It is most certainly NOT the job of a campaign advisor to be talking to Russia about sanctions before his guy takes office. In fact it was not fucking Donald Trump's job to do that either.

We HAD a President dealing with that stuff and he certainly did not need any interference from Trump and his cronies.

Trump also spent quite a bit of time slamming the media and calling them fake news, defending his desire to "make a deal" with Russia (While also claiming that he had NO contact with them during the campaign.), and bizarrely attacking Hillary Clinton and re-litigating the election.
All in all it was a trip to crazy town, and will undoubtedly provide much material for SNL.

71 comments:

  1. Anonymous11:52 AM

    Crack is WHACK!!!

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    1. Anonymous12:44 PM

      You've said it!

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  2. Anonymous11:56 AM

    I did listen to it, and at one point closed my eyes, and swore it was Alex Baldwin talking.

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  3. Anonymous12:05 PM

    Gee, crazy shit.

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  4. Anonymous12:12 PM

    Fox And Friends In Sync With Trump Again! 'Russia Is Fake News'

    http://crooksandliars.com/2017/02/fox-and-friends-and-trump-sync-again

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    1. Anonymous12:45 PM

      Read the 2 books about "Fox Nation" it explains a lot about how they have bamboozled their viewers and nothing will change their minds nor will they change the channel or watch another news station. This has happen to several friends and family of mine. And they helped trump rig the election with no news fake news and they deliberately lied to their viewers. And I want to sue the living hell out of them and file a lawsuit over it.

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  5. It was like watching a drowning rat on a sinking ship.

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    1. Anonymous12:21 PM

      Send me a life raft 'cause I want off!

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    2. Anonymous12:46 PM

      More like a turd in the toilet waiting to be flushed.

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    3. 12:46 It's a shit show starring top turd Trump and it gets the best bigliest ratings in the history of of all historical shit shows!

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    4. Anonymous3:41 PM

      LMAO "...top turd Trump..."

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    5. That is an insult to rats. (I used to own a pet rat.)

      Rats are intelligent animals. They know enough to leave a sinking ship and they can SWIM!

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  6. Anonymous12:20 PM

    Every day President Barack Hussein Obama grows in his stature as one of the finest presidents in history. I suspect many Americans are feeling the same way.

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    1. Anonymous1:09 PM

      And for Trump to claim that he "inherited a mess" really infuriates me. President Obama inherited a "mess," that's for sure, with the economic disaster created by his predecessor GOP clown George Bush. And Trump's making a mess with the crazy incompetents he's surrounding himself with and the huge elephant named Vladimir looming over the Oval Office. This is a mess of Trumpian proportions, made by Trump himself, a totally irrational con artist, whose in far over his head.
      Beaglemom

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    2. That statement of Trump's had me cursing a fiery blue streak at the television today.

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    3. Anonymous3:18 PM

      The news team actually fact checked him on several points, and declared that he was incorrect. The electoral college numbers were totally WRONG. He is a raving lunatic, and he belongs to the gop, thank goodness. The Democratic party would never, EVER have put forward a clown like this uneducated, ignorant, low class s-o-b.

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    4. Anonymous8:07 PM

      we were so blessed to have obama.

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  7. Anonymous12:26 PM

    Remember Mario Cuomo's famous observation of Emperor Drumpf's rhetorical stylings:

    "Campaign with nonsense, govern with gibberish."

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    1. Anonymous1:14 PM

      "Campaign with nonsense, govern with $HITgibberish."

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    2. Anonymous1:44 PM

      Trump will never be reelected. He's delusional at best! I doubt he'll make it through his first term. What a fucking, deplorable, racist pig!

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    3. Anonymous3:19 PM

      He is just like a cartoon character, only not funny at all.

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  8. Anonymous12:39 PM

    Interesting. On 911 I was on the treadmill at my morning fitness class at local community college. Large Tv monitors were in front of all machines. I was about a half an hour into the workout, and was doing sprints. I looked up and the first plane had hit the towers......I stopped the treadmill. Then the second plane hit and I said to the person next to me, what movie is this? and then noticed "Live" .....Today trump said, if I wanted to blow that Russian ship out of the ocean I could do that. He was unhinged, crazy eyed and loose with words. All of our fears of a nut with his stinky finger on the button became reality. I was waiting for the ambulance to pull up and take him away today. He is clearly having a mental breakdown,is deranged, insane and dangerously needing medical attention. He is clearly disturbed and guilty of being a habitual liar. It is a very unsecure feeling to have this type of person rig an election and get away with it.

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    1. Anonymous3:27 PM

      Agree 12:39. I saw part of this press conference, that was on the TV news this evening. Also, his response regarding the Congressional Black Caucus was in inexcusably rude and telling. IMO drumpf is insane.

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  9. Anonymous12:45 PM

    I couldn't believe what I was witnessing. The typed words don't do what happened justice--everyone must watch that video.

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    1. I totally agree with this. You really must watch the video.

      And when you do watch his bizarre expressions.

      It literally looks like he is in the middle of a psychotic break.

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    2. Anonymous1:00 PM

      Following his mind and his body language...it was scary. And his breathing was scary. After it was over, I thought we might later hear that he'd suffered a heart attack.

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    3. Anonymous1:02 PM

      Well, his Florida appearance tomorrow will be an official 2020 campaign event.

      So he can hear the crowd.


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    4. Anonymous1:05 PM

      http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/reporter-ive-never-seen-anything-like-trump-press-conference

      ""Is there a next one?" Baldwin asked.

      "I'm sure," Ryan said. "He seemed to enjoy it. It was very painful for us, but pleasurable for him. But he said he enjoyed it so we'll see, it probably will be another one."


      So there's at least one person getting off on this.

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    5. Anonymous1:13 PM

      My husbands expression while watching was like nothing I've seen on him and we've been married 30 years. This really was quite an extraordinary display of incompetence. The US is in trouble. We've all got to do our part in removing this psychotic nincompoop from office!

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    6. Anonymous3:23 PM

      He was freshly bronzed, too. When he is taken down, let's hope he takes the gop leadership along with him. They KNEW about this entire Russian deal last year. McConnell refused to allow an investigation. One man should not have that much power.

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    7. Anonymous4:40 PM

      He is not getting taken down or going anywhere.

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    8. Anonymous6:02 PM

      4.40 are you sure about that?

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    9. Was he sniffing a lot?

      Do we know what brand of bronzer he's using? Maybe it contains toxic hallucinogens that are being absorbed through the skin.

      But seriously, how can anyone watch this and think he is sane? Stable? Isn't it clear to everyone that he doesn't have the temperament for the job? That he is unfit for office? That he is mentally unbalanced and if they don't do something soon he is going to start WWIII by launching every thermonuclear device the U.S. has on call.

      WILL NO ONE STOP THIS MADMAN?

      At this point, I think an assassin would be hailed as a national hero.

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  10. Anonymous12:58 PM

    OT, but when's the last time Trump saw Barron? This Sunday will make one month since Melania and Barron returned to Trump Tower after the inauguration. Trump didn't go to NYC the next weekend and no one went to Mar-a-Lago. The next weekend was at M-a-L and Melania met his plane in FLA. We didn't see Barron there. The third weekend was with the Abes and Melania flew in to DC and then on to FLA on Air Force One, her first time on it. We didn't see Barron. Tomorrow will be one month since the inauguration. That weekend, Melania and Barron flew back Sunday because Melania said he had school. She either lied or didn't know that he was on break until Wednesday. If Barron doesn't go to M-a-L this weekend, then unless Trump has secretly flown to Trump Tower or Barron has secretly been brought to FLA in a piece of luggage, it will be a month since Trump saw his 10-year-old son. Well, maybe Trump will make time and fly to NYC mid-March when Barron has his 11th birthday.

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    1. Anonymous1:48 PM

      Nothing new. He's said he pretty much has nothing to do with his kids until they are old enough to work in T.Rump Inc.

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    2. What makes you think he would see Barron when he was living in Trump Tower? They have different suites and I don't think Barron's living quarters are even on the same floor as Trump's.

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  11. Anonymous1:09 PM

    Trump, Pudzer, and Bannon all have domestic violence pasts, maybe Track Palin has a chance at a job.

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  12. Anonymous1:12 PM

    Drumpf WANTS WAR! anywhere......

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  13. Anonymous1:20 PM

    Today's insanity made me wonder if the Obamas had posted any sweet or inspirational tweets. I just saw that at least BO has been in Chicago. I thought they were still vacationing. I haven't read the articles yet. First wanted to let you all know that there's been Obama activity in Chicago.

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  14. Anonymous1:41 PM

    I detest Donald Trump! Watched his 'bitching' hour and found him to be a lying, pissed off and the constant whiney baby boy as usual. He is no more qualified to be potus and represent the majority of us than is - - - - (you pick!).

    Termination, resignation, assassination or impeachment are what will more than likely be on his horizon for him in the near future. I see no other alternatives - he's so unqualified, a lying fraud and too sensitive!

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    1. Anonymous4:28 PM

      Yes, maybe one of those mental escapees with a legal bought gun and it will be on repubs.

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    2. Anonymous4:48 PM

      I *hope* not impeachment! Because that could take YEARS, which we do *NOT* have!

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    3. What I don't get, is why if he thinks the media are the opposition and all liars and fake news, why does he bother to even have these new conferences?

      I also don't get why the media keep showing up and normalizing this shit. Why bother to go if it's nothing but lies and you have to fact check everything? It just legitimizes his lies and behavior.

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  15. Anonymous1:41 PM

    Dan Coats, "highly respected senator?" AS a former Hoosier, uh no. Dan Coats is known as a lobbyist and a carpetbagger. Richard Lugar, although GOP was the respected statesman.

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    1. Anonymous1:56 PM

      Yeah. I respected Lugar, too. He was one of the last decent GOP in congress. Of course I usually disagreed with him, but he had a conscience and was a gentleman. Plus he had a pretty cool grin.

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  16. Anonymous1:45 PM

    Much as I love SNL, I'm much more interested in it providing Cheato-loofah-face a trip to impeachment town or out of the White House in a straight jacket.

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  17. Anonymous1:46 PM

    OT >March on March 8th:

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/15/politics/womens-march-general-strike-date-set/index.html

    Then on the 15th
    Prepare for March 15th, 2017, a day hereafter to be known as #TheIdesOfTrump

    Write one postcard. Write a dozen! Take a picture and post it on social media tagged with #TheIdesOfTrump ! Spread the word! Everyone on Earth should let Donnie know how he’s doing. They can’t build a wall high enough to stop the mail.

    Then, on March 15th, mail your messages to:
    President (for now) Donald J. Trump
    The White House
    1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20500

    It might just be enough to make him CRACK.

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    1. Anonymous4:21 PM

      Heck we should mail one everyday! Or week even.

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    2. Anonymous4:49 PM

      I am starting to write now. Even got husband involved. He has the time of his life with this!

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    3. Anonymous4:51 PM

      Oh, and I am addressing my postcards to 'president BANNON', c/o White House, or c/o Mr. TRump. That will drive the orange one even more bonkers than just the post cards themselves!

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    4. April 15th there will be a tax boycott.

      April 23rd the Scientists march.

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  18. Anonymous1:59 PM

    ""It's become impossible to say, as a member of the federal government, 'I encourage you to report hate crimes and bullying to the government because we're here to help you,' when in fact this administration does not seem to have made that a priority," he said, adding that he felt better positioned to serve the community by organizing outside of the White House appointment." Rep. Judy Chu, chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, responded to the commissioners' resignation in a statement Thursday, commending them for their work on the commission and for their decision to resign:"The National Council of Asian Pacific Americans also reacted in a statement Thursday praising the now-16 commissioners who've resigned:"

    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/10-resign-president-s-advisory-commission-asian-americans-pacific-islanders-n721386

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    1. Anonymous4:53 PM

      UGH!!' That means the orange imbecile gets to hand-select those new members, and believe me, he will find the worst of the worst!

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  19. Anonymous2:25 PM

    Some other Lightweight(s)?

    http://www.vox.com/identities/2017/2/16/14642184/trump-congressional-black-caucus-racism

    BLM

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    1. Anonymous3:01 PM

      http://www.politicususa.com/2017/02/16/press-conference-backfirelrep-elijah-cummings-calls-trump-making-false-story.html

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    2. Anonymous3:33 PM

      This too:
      http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/02/16/fbi-white-supremacist-says-he-planned-to-kill-jews-in-the-spirit-of-dylann-roof.html

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    3. Anonymous3:50 PM

      https://thinkprogress.org/one-of-the-only-black-people-in-trumps-team-has-been-fired-for-criticizing-trump-5748f2d6f247#.sa3y3dmor

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    4. Anonymous4:39 PM

      ALM

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    5. Anonymous9:58 AM

      @4:39pm

      Yes, all lives matter sweetie, and you ARE so clever with your little ALM.
      Damn shame that it seems only the white ones are valued. Damn shame that statistics dont lie.

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    6. Anonymous10:38 PM

      ALM

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  20. Anonymous2:50 PM

    GQ
    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/02/keith-olbermann-rails-into-trumps-bizarre-press-conference-are-these-people-high-or-what/

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  21. Anonymous3:23 PM

    "Donald Trump went full Sarah Palin today"
    " You are their zaidy. However, what we are concerned about, and what we haven’t really heard being addressed, is an uptick in anti-Semitism and how the government is planning to take care of it... There has been a report out that 48 bomb threats have been made against Jewish centers all across the country in the last couple of weeks." As near as I can tell, conservatives all thought this dumpster fire of a press conference was a terrific performance."

    http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2017/02/here-are-your-highlights-todays-trump-press-meltdown

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    1. Anonymous3:59 PM

      https://news.vice.com/story/trump-brings-back-bizarre-media-accountability-survey-after-unhinged-press-conference

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  22. Anonymous4:12 PM

    To all who think otherwise, "fake news" by its very nature can't be leaked. For Don the Con to say it's fake news and also say he's going to find out who leaked it proves he's just lying.

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  23. Anonymous4:19 PM

    Dumpy you are not ceo or boss. You work for WE THE PEOPLE!

    if you were the ceo, why, why did you not have a better press where you sat Flynn accross your conference table and said "YOU'RE FIRED!" To him?!

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    1. Drumpf just doesn't get that you can't run the country like a business and he didn't get elected President of the company.

      I think that may be the problem. Someone needs to explain to him the difference between COMPANY and COUNTRY.

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  24. Anonymous4:35 PM

    Don't like the fucking job? Then quit bitch just like Sarah Palin.

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  25. Anonymous6:16 PM

    The media journalist are working hard. It is a challenge to be as forceful and rude as don. Each of them must fire words and questions rapidly at him and spin his shit for brains until he snaps. They are making progress and we the people are helping. Don likes to be hated and fight with everyone and so be it. The world against don.

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  26. This raving lunatic's rant was on every news show on every channel.

    When are the media going to wise up and stop reporting his ravings? How about we legitimize news by only reporting news. Leave the whiny little bitch's melt downs for the entertainment shows.

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  27. Anonymous6:44 PM

    Wow, maybe he is a drone in short circuit? A Russian one. What a freak show today. AND he is the US prez?!

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  28. Anonymous6:45 PM

    What is fox news saying?

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