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5/22/2019

3 Minutes:  Trump meeting with Democrats goes bust in a flash

Filed under: Politics — DRJ @ 8:00 pm



[Headline from DRJ]

AP News3 minutes: Trump meeting with Democrats goes bust in a flash

WASHINGTON (AP) — The curtains in the Cabinet Room were drawn. The Democrats were waiting. And President Donald Trump came and went in three minutes, never stopping to sit down or shake hands.

Trump’s angry walkout on Wednesday left behind a shattered bipartisan infrastructure effort and an escalation of tension between the president and the congressional Democrats investigating him. He barked at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for earlier suggesting he was involved in a “cover-up” and headed to the Rose Garden for an impromptu news conference in which he declared that he would not work with Democrats if they continue with their probes.

“I don’t do cover-ups,” Trump said. “You can’t do it under these circumstances. So get these phony investigations over with.”

(3 minutes rings a bell.)

— DRJ

48 Responses to “3 Minutes:  Trump meeting with Democrats goes bust in a flash”

  1. I’m on his side in this, but still … The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court counting the votes in the Senate at the end of his trial and then turning to him and telling him “You’re fired!” ….

    nk (dbc370)

  2. Poor President Snowflake – Nancy was mean to him on TV!

    Dave (1bb933)

  3. If this means the combined local, state, and federal spending of 2 Trillion taxpayer dollars won’t happen…then I hope Trump has more temper tantrums.

    Kishnevi (acea15)

  4. Really hard to tell which way the AP comes down on this.

    Oh wait — Story by Jonathan Lemire, partisan hack. Zeke “MLK bust is gone — Oops” Miller contributed.

    Munroe (c13e53)

  5. That was pretty much my reaction too, Kish.

    Beldar (fa637a)

  6. Was he… trying… to be clever???

    Hold out a possible infrastructure deal, and then pull it away if the Dems don’t stop investigating? Was that a… plan? ish?

    I mean, it would be a bad plan, but that would be very slightly better than having a poor impulse control based temper tantrum.

    Nic (896fdf)

  7. He’s cracking up.

    The podium where he had his little meltdown in the Rose Garden was decorated in anti-Mueller propaganda and “NO COLLUSION” signs.

    Dave (1bb933)

  8. If not for the Democrats and the media, he would be his own worst enemy. As it is, he is his third worst enemy.

    And that’s a photoshop.

    nk (dbc370)

  9. It is not a photoshop nk.

    Dave (1bb933)

  10. At least one photoshop has appeared, though:

    “I don’t do cover-ups”

    Dave (1bb933)

  11. Hey never trumper chinese commie loving free traders. Red china has been caught using the banned susbsantce freon ( it destroys the earth’s ozone). Some one should ask groper joe or amash is red china’s blood money worth it. Both partys donor class don’t care and the politician they buy off don’t care either. No free trade for us no campaign contributions for you!

    lany (878850)

  12. 7. And the Trump humpers are eating it up.

    11. *YAWN* China is the worst environmental offender in the world in nearly every aspect of environmental stewardship. Get back to us when you have some real news.

    3. Ditto, Kish.

    1. Not gonna happen. I certainly wouldn’t mind if it did…

    Gryph (08c844)

  13. Can you, as a state, commandeer the federal gas tax collected in your state? Asking for a fat guy I call a friend only if I need the hookup for a hotel reservation.

    urbanleftbehind (f1fc82)

  14. Let me clarify…the one with a non-orange full head of hair.

    urbanleftbehind (f1fc82)

  15. No, but you could pass a progressive income tax of 95% on billionaires with Cayman Islands accounts who have held the governorship in the last four years.

    nk (dbc370)

  16. Mueller doesn’t seem too interested in giving a collusion pep talk before his fans in Congress. I wonder why that is.

    Munroe (9cd03b)

  17. I would note that this came immediately after a certain public statement by Pelosi.

    I note it because few – if any – “news” reports did.

    jim2 (a5dc71)

  18. @16 Mueller is tight-lipped, imo, bc he understands chain of command and doesn’t want to get involved in politics. He already did his job; it’s Congress’s turn now and has been for awhile.

    JRH (52aed3)

  19. Says the guy who paid hush money to his mistresses, who won’t release his taxes, or his grades, or his conversations with dictators like Putin. Michael Cohen is in jail right now for a cover-up where Trump is essentially an unindicted co-conspirator, known as “Individual-1″. Even Trump’s hair is a cover-up.
    “I don’t do cover-ups” is Trump’s version of “I am not a crook”.

    Paul Montagu (7968e9)

  20. 19. Don’t’ look at me like that, Paul. I didn’t vote for the guy. It’s the Trump humpers who eat this **** up.

    Gryph (08c844)

  21. Me, three, Beldar and Kishnevi. And Schumer makes four:

    Schumer said there were no indications leading up to or during the meeting that Trump was prepared to offer ideas on how to pay for an infrastructure package.

    “Financing is the hardest part of infrastructure. And we think they were just not prepared to give an answer,” he said. “Now that he was forced to say how he would pay for it, he had to run away. And he came up with this pre-planned excuse.”

    DRJ (15874d)

  22. Unlike Schumer, we don’t want to spend the money.

    DRJ (15874d)

  23. 22. Chuckles Schumer is very good at spending other people’s money, and so are his 444 pals.

    Gryph (08c844)

  24. It’s clearly the fault of the Democrats. If only they would give him a Saudi-class parade and celebration, our president would give them anything they wanted.

    John B Boddie (66f464)

  25. Finally, the mystery of where Schumer would come down on this is solved.

    Munroe (01ccca)

  26. well prince salman, is executing qarni, hawala and co, the ones who issued fatwas pn our coalition forces, but carry on. also cuccinelli is getting a coordinating post in homeland security, yes chumer and Pelosi want the same open ended make work jobs, biden waved through,

    narciso (d1f714)

  27. #3 If this means the combined local, state, and federal spending of 2 Trillion taxpayer dollars won’t happen…then I hope Trump has more temper tantrums.

    Kishnevi (acea15) — 5/22/2019 @ 8:48 pm

    Me too.

    Actually… I’m glad Trump told them to shove it.

    You can’t expect comity when a few hours earlier you accuse Trump of a cover up without any details.

    …a lesson that Trump needs to learn too, but I digress.

    If Trump throwing a temper tantrum stops the plan to spend trillions of dollars… I’m okay with it.

    whembly (fd57f6)

  28. There’s a point where the only proper response to someone is “F U”.

    Kevin M (21ca15)

  29. federal spending of 2 Trillion taxpayer dollars won’t happen

    Particularly in blue states where road building is more corrupt than normal.

    Kevin M (21ca15)

  30. Trump humpers

    Is that the opposite of “Pelosi bangers”?

    Kevin M (21ca15)

  31. Schumer said there were no indications leading up to or during the meeting that Trump was prepared to offer ideas on how to pay for an infrastructure package.

    Now that he can’t have them, the grapes were sour anyway.

    Kevin M (21ca15)

  32. Now that he can’t have them, the grapes were sour anyway.

    It was always a bit of trap. Another 2 trillion in spending is diffuse. 2 trillion in cuts will be focused. So whoever comes up with the offsets carries a large risk. Where this has been done previously the parties worked together to come up with a common plan. I think there was little chance that would happen in this case. I think Trump realized that he was in a no win spot so he kicked over the board and stopped playing the game.

    Has he closed any deals as president over than the Tax cuts? He seems to be great at starting but so far he’s 2+ years in and doesn’t seem to have closed much.

    Time123 (ae9d89)

  33. If Trump throwing a temper tantrum stops the plan to spend trillions of dollars… I’m okay with it.

    Never mind that the consequences of piling more debt onto the nation are of no concern to Trump. Only his ego matters. That’s why he thought Omarosa was a fine public servant as long as she was saying “great things” about D.J. Trump, regardless of all other failings in her job, and he had no qualms about saying so in public — and his fans saw nothing wrong with his statement of priorities.

    Radegunda (989c25)

  34. Let the devolution (of federal transportation funds) begin. Along with the states-within-a state budgeting being considered by NYS and hopefully Illinois.

    urbanleftbehind (a9ef3a)

  35. You can’t expect comity when a few hours earlier you accuse Trump of a cover up without any details.

    …a lesson that Trump needs to learn too, but I digress.

    This is a guy with exactly two plays in his playbook:

    1) Lying his @ss off
    2) Insulting people and calling them names

    The guy who gave us “Lying Ted”, “Little Marco”, “Little Adam Schitt”, “Alfred E. Neumann”, “Sleepy Joe”, etc (there’s even a Wiki page listing all of them…) and his cultists are now crying foul because somebody else isn’t playing by Marquess of Queensberry rules…

    Except that what Pelosi said is tue, and Volume 2 of the Mueller report has plenty of details.

    Trump tried to cover up an attack on our country by the Russian military whose intended and actual beneficiary was him.

    Dave (1bb933)

  36. and his cultists are now crying foul because somebody else isn’t playing by Marquess of Queensberry rules.

    It always amuses me when people affect moral outrage that someone has said mean things about Donald Trump. Actually, it’s rather less amusing than offensive that those people refuse to apply the same standards of judgment to Trump. And then they whine about “double standards” being unfair to Trump.
    It may be true that some hold Trump to standards they don’t apply to their own side, but I really can’t get morally exercised about it when Trump fans (and now most of the GOP) won’t hold Trump to any standards at all, beyond Trump’s own standard: “Does it serve Donald Trump?”

    Radegunda (989c25)

  37. CNN has a humorous post-mortem:

    ‘Infrastructure Week’ has become a running joke on the Trump administration

    Like the Bermuda Triangle or Spinal Tap’s new drummer, the words “Infrastructure Week” seem to be cursed.

    No fewer than seven times — including this very week — has Trump’s White House declared that its chosen theme of a week would be infrastructure — only to see those plans thwarted, often by the President himself.

    Dave (1bb933)

  38. “ Actually, it’s rather less amusing than offensive that those people refuse to apply the same standards of judgment to Trump”
    Radegunda (989c25) — 5/23/2019 @ 11:33 am

    Why should we apply the same standards? The petty insults and lies directed at Trump seem to carry the weight of evidence in FISA applications, so obviously they’re way more legit.

    Munroe (774388)

  39. 38. To say that Trump is a narcissist of the highest order, that he inflates his importance and success in the business world, and that he is not an individual any sane person would want to do business with if not absolutely necessary, are truths one-and-all.

    Gryph (08c844)

  40. Trump has tirade and says he doesn’t do cover ups two weeks after his ex-lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen begins a three year prison sentence for arranging hush money payments to two women to stop them from talking about having affairs with the President. Proving he’s neither stable nor a genius !

    The Conservative Curmudgeon (c118b3)

  41. hey he was considered a credible source here, for weeks, now when it comes to actual evidence, of intelligence malpractice and coverup,

    https://dailycaller.com/2019/05/22/nunes-trump-theresa-may-steele/

    narciso (d1f714)

  42. Trump has tirade and says he doesn’t do cover ups two weeks after his ex-lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen begins a three year prison sentence for arranging hush money payments to two women to stop them from talking about having affairs with the President.

    CNN juxtaposed Trump’s “I don’t do cover-ups” line with the tape recording of Trump and Cohen discussing one of his illegal hush-money payoffs…

    The material really just writes itself, at this point.

    Dave (1bb933)

  43. It is getting to the point where I never want to hear the term “Peaceful transfer of power” again. The Democrats have no intention of transferring power ever again.

    Kevin M (21ca15)

  44. Dave, why don’t you bring up the thing about the affairs some more. I don’t think you said it loudly or often enough for people to care.

    Kevin M (21ca15)

  45. Somebody’s a little cranky today, I see.

    Dave (1bb933)

  46. Sex sells, Kevin.
    OR
    — Why do [some people] always have sex on their minds?
    — Because they don’t have it anywhere else.

    nk (dbc370)

  47. The petty insults and lies directed at Trump ..

    Are the petty insults and lies that the president of the United States routinely launches at American citizens who displease him really not a matter of concern? Is he always a victim?

    Radegunda (989c25)

  48. This was not a new statement by President Trump. he said it also in the state of the Union message thsi year (which he cancelled the government shtdown in order to deliver)

    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/02/05/us/politics/trump-state-of-union-speech-transcript.html

    ….An economic miracle is taking place in the United States — and the only thing that can stop it are foolish wars, politics or ridiculous partisan investigations. If there is going to be peace and legislation, there cannot be war and investigation. It just doesn’t work that way!

    Sammy Finkelman (102c75)


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