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5/30/2019

AP Headlines: Trump, Trump, Pence

Filed under: Politics — DRJ @ 8:36 am



[Headlines from DRJ]

Trump lashes special counsel after he says no exoneration:

President Donald Trump blasted special counsel Robert Mueller on Thursday, calling him a “never Trumper” who led a biased investigation on Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and failed to investigate his opponents who didn’t want Trump to be president.

Trump’s eruption came a day after Mueller pointedly rejected his repeated claims that he was cleared of obstruction of justice allegations and that the two-year inquiry was merely a “witch hunt.”

The president also offered mixed messages on Russia’s efforts to help him defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton, first tweeting that he had “nothing to do with Russia helping me get elected,” then minutes later, telling reporters: “Russia did not help me get elected.

Trump says not involved in keeping McCain ship out of sight:

President Donald Trump said Thursday he had nothing to with directing the U.S. Navy to keep a warship named for the late Sen. John McCain out of sight during his visit to Japan this week.

Speaking to reporters as he left the White House, Trump acknowledged that he “was not a big fan” of the late senator “in any way, shape or form,” but said: “I would never do a thing like that.”

“Now, somebody did it because they thought I didn’t like him, OK? And they were well-meaning, I will say,” he added, while insisting he was kept in the dark.

Pence in Canada as he looks to build momentum on trade deal:

Vice President Mike Pence has arrived in Canada as he looks to build momentum to get a new trade deal with Canada and Mexico passed.

The visit comes after President Donald Trump removed steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico, clearing a key roadblock to a North American trade pact Trump’s team negotiated last year.

The new trade deal, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement , was signed in November by Trump and the leaders of Canada and Mexico and is meant to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement. It needs approval from legislatures in the three nations. Several key U.S. lawmakers and Canada were threatening to reject the pact unless the tariffs were removed.

— DRJ

21 Responses to “AP Headlines: Trump, Trump, Pence”

  1. “Now, somebody did it because they thought I didn’t like him, OK? And they were well-meaning, I will say,” he added, while insisting he was kept in the dark.

    Yes, there were good people on either side of this.

    John B Boddie (66f464)

  2. I know better than to hope for decent politicians.

    Could I at least hope for even slightly better ones?

    Simon Jester (c8876d)

  3. Maybe not appointing a prosecutor who had to a pay out 5.5 million for ruining the life of Stephen hatfill, who obfuscated the Boston prisoners claims

    Narciso (24997a)

  4. The president also offered mixed messages on Russia’s efforts to help him defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton, first tweeting that he had “nothing to do with Russia helping me get elected,” then minutes later, telling reporters: “Russia did not help me get elected.”

    Trump is like one long, continuous argument in the alternative.

    “I didn’t do it, nobody saw me do it, there’s no way you can prove anything.”
    – Bart Simpson

    Dave (1bb933)

  5. The post covering up who ‘deep throat’ was and his motives for coming forward,

    Narciso (24997a)

  6. first tweeting that he had “nothing to do with Russia helping me get elected,” then minutes later, telling reporters: “Russia did not help me get elected.”

    I wouldn’t assume that the first quotation represents a logical thought process, expressed in precise language. Coming from Donald Trump, it could just as well be stupidity as dishonesty.

    Radegunda (989c25)

  7. 7. Either way, not a good look for the leader of the free world.

    Gryph (08c844)

  8. No biggie about the McCain given the Trump Administration’s Nixonian tendencies; he wears the ‘feud’ on his sleeve. It’s just another media tempest in a teapot.

    Back in the day the Nixon WH torpedoed initial NASA plans for the USS John F. Kennedy to recover Apollo 11 returning from the moon and reassigned the task to the USS Hornet instead. No love lost between The Big Dick and JFK either.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  9. 9. No, not a biggie. But again, not a good look for the leader of the free world on this, either.

    Gryph (08c844)

  10. In a minor nit that speaks to the inanity of this is that the ship is the John S. McCain, named for the father of the late senator. As to it being hidden… doesn’t it still have serious damage? I don’t think covering evidence of past mistakes from what will surely be the backdrop to a lot of press shots. Seems entirely stupid and manufactured, which means it will probably linger on for another 24-48 hours before the next “event”

    John S. (871b04)

  11. @10. The look only appears bigger than it actually is because of the modern media’s obsession with air time fill trivia. Back in the day, the entire world was focused on the televised return of Apollo 11 and Nixon’s flight on to the Hornet to greet them- but nobody really gave damn about the recovery ship reassignment.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  12. Every time Trump speaks another #NeverTrumper is created.

    Kevin M (21ca15)

  13. One politician gets away with “carelessness” with Top Secret and Code Word material, to the point where it is left open to hackers. She and her minions lie about it repeatedly, perhaps even to investigators (who keep no record of their interviews).

    Her opponent is threatened with impeachment for as-yet-unproven obstruction of what proved to be a witch hunt nothingburger.

    This will not end well for the people who made both calls.

    Kevin M (21ca15)

  14. If I thought that Trump deserved to be impeached for the crimes alleged, and that such impeachment would conclude in time for the GOP to field another candidate, I’d be all for it.

    But I believe neither. In fact, I believe that the Democrats are engaging in political choreography, and have a schedule for impeachment designed to prevent either Trump from campaigning effectively AND/OR any alternative to be selected.

    Kevin M (21ca15)

  15. Chief of Naval Information:

    1) Name of ship was NOT repeat NOT obscured during trump visit.
    2) Picture from WSJ showing obscured name was taken BEFORE Trump visit when work was being done.
    3) Sailors from USS McCain were NOT banned from seeing Trump on USS WASP.

    IOW, fake MSM story that makes Trump look bad, based on Anonymous sources, is proven fake again. If story is really true, let WSJ name names.

    rcocean (1a839e)

  16. 2.5 years into Trump Presidency and after being burned 100 times, People still believing anti-Trump stories from Left-wing MSM, that are based on anonymous sources. FAKE NEWS is a well earned epitaph.

    rcocean (1a839e)

  17. “I wouldn’t assume that the first quotation represents a logical thought process, expressed in precise language. Coming from Donald Trump, it could just as well be stupidity as dishonesty.”
    Radegunda (989c25) — 5/30/2019 @ 10:31 am

    I’d wonder when Comey, Brennan and Clapper can get their stories straight on who pushed the pee dossier. Lots of finger pointing. Is that stupidity, dishonesty… criminality? You tell me.

    Munroe (5b10c9)

  18. “nothing to do with Russia helping me get elected,” AND “Russia did not help me get elected.”

    is not an argument in the alternative.

    Saying he had nothing to do with “nothing to do with Russia helping me get elected” doesn’t mean that anything that Russia did to help him was of much worth. (In fact, it harmed him because Hillary Clinton accusd himof beinga Russian puppet.)

    Sammy Finkelman (db7fea)

  19. The GOP could field another candidate all the way until Election Day (and even afterwards, all the way untl the time the Electors cast their votes) even if the name Donald J. Trump remained the ballot. Altough there would be confuson if it happened late, like it did with the Democrats in 1872, when Horace Greeley died on November 29, after teh election but before his 66 Electors voted.)

    That’s one way that presidential elections are different from any other elections in the United States. You are not voting for a candidate, but for Electors. It probably says so in the fine print.

    Sammy Finkelman (db7fea)


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