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2/16/2017

Trump Press Conference

Filed under: Uncategorized — Patterico @ 9:15 pm

I really don’t care about it. The guy and all his antics are starting to just exhaust me and bore me at the same time. Plus I am busy with other things. But comment away if you care.

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  1. Ding.

    Comment by Patterico — 2/16/2017 @ 9:15 pm

  2. Beyond all doubt, DJT’s sequence with the black female journalist, was simply beautiful.

    Being the good crony she is, she challenges DJT to confer/consult with the Black Caucus as he is forming his inner city program/plans. She accusingly asserted that he was likely to present a fait acccompli and ignore the Caucus.

    KABOOM!

    “Are you a friend of theirs?” OMG. She about combusted. She was helpless to defend herself and could only spit out a weak, “No. No”

    Then, he asked her to help arrange a meeting. Why, he would LOVE to work together with them! and then…

    He recounts how he has all but begged Rep. Cummings to meet with him, only to have the Congressman cancel on multiple occasions. Hahahahaha. Next, he accuses lightweight Schumer of interfering. Wow. Bullseye.

    But, the best was yet to come…A CNN panel spent considerable time saying DJT was racist to assume that the inquisitor was a friend of the CBC. He only said it because she was black!

    This was a neutron bomb moment. DJT destroyed more racial sacred cows in 2 minutes than the GOPe has managed in forever. There was and will be no actual damage to any innocents.

    Comment by Ed from SFV — 2/16/2017 @ 10:42 pm

  3. So the president held a press conference and went full metal jacket on the lame stream media. And by God, his base loved it! Donald J. Trump, President of The Base!!Pyrrhic victory.

    Comment by Martha — 2/17/2017 @ 4:26 am

  4. The exorbitantly expensive, entitled royal Presidencies of Obama and now Trump are getting really annoying.

    Comment by DRJ — 2/17/2017 @ 8:35 am

  5. Arggg… no edit function….the last paragraph should read:

    That’s how you do it, and he (Buckley) was NOT genteel about it – he went for the jugular.
    Trump is crass and worse of all – he’s lying, and about stupid stuff – this is not a “If you want to keep your doctor” thing. These are easily fact check-able statements. This makes him and his people (and by extension, those who applaud him for it) look like knaves that don’t care about honesty or forthrightness.

    Fight smart, that’s what will change minds and policy. That’s what will convince people who actually listen to him with a critical ear stop cringing.

    Comment by Tom M — 2/17/2017 @ 9:58 am

  6. Tom – He exposed the incestuous and naked racist lobby (politicians and media) with one fell swoop. It was a surpassing moment.

    I am on record, multiple times, that DJT is terribly flawed and that I am certain he will overreach in a tyrannical fashion. He is also largely unprincipled.

    I did not vote for him.

    However, his actions thus far, even including the flawed EO, have been excellent. Look at that cabinet and his nominee, Gorsuch! His skewering of the elites in the swamp has been great fun and most welcome and cathartic.

    Comment by Ed from SFV — 2/17/2017 @ 2:30 pm

  7. This is Harwell being hard hitting, he is a thorough going statist

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/obamas-drug-use-debated

    Comment by narciso — 2/17/2017 @ 4:59 pm

  8. DJT destroyed more racial sacred cows in 2 minutes than the GOPe has managed in forever.

    No he didn’t. I can see from reactions by other people that only those who already knew about the media/politics nexus caught on to it. In other words, no eyes were opened, no idols shattered.

    If you want a good example of how didn’t do a good job, take his answer to the question about anti-Semitism.

    He could have turned it into a law and order question, asserting the police were fully capable of handling it if only we let them.

    He could have pointed out the bomb threats, etc. may well have from Moslems, and spun his answer into the threat from jihadi terrorism.

    He could have pointed out the Left’s crusade against Israel, and the violence it is stirring up, and maybe referred back to the meeting he had just the day before with Bibi.

    There’s probably other ways to spin it. But he chose to whine about the Left trying to make him look bad.

    Which was especially stupid given that the FBI had just arrested a white supremacist who wanted to shoot up a Myrtle Beach synagogue.

    Comment by Kishnevi — 2/17/2017 @ 5:15 pm

  9. Ed – We don’t live so far apart. So hi!

    However, his actions thus far, even including the flawed EO, have been excellent. Look at that cabinet and his nominee, Gorsuch! His skewering of the elites in the swamp has been great fun and most welcome and cathartic.

    I don’t really know what to say. Gorsuch is a good, solid pick, but the rest of what’s happening? The conference was a embarrassment. I’m over the “cathartic” rejoicing, I’m also over media bashing for it’s own sake. And what elites is (are?) he skewering? Reporters? That’s low hanging fruit, and it’s getting old. I’d like the whole country to grow up and stop tweeting and get to work. And that means Trump too.
    And come on, the roll out of the EOs (since when did everyone here start loving EOs, BTW?) were a mess, he’s acted erratic, the Bibi presser was surreal to see him casually toss aside the two state initiative (or did he?), and even if you agree, you have to think there is a better, more professional, more productive way to do things.
    Isn’t there?

    Comment by Tom M — 2/17/2017 @ 5:46 pm

  10. casually toss aside the two state initiative (or did he?),
    He merely stated the obvious: that whatever solution is negotiated, it will need to be worked out between, and agreed to, by both sides.
    But the way he did it will probably weeks of work from the cleaning crew.

    And of course he didn’t mention the obvious fact which everyone tries to pretend not to exist: that the Palestinians are committed to having no solution at all.

    Comment by Kishnevi — 2/17/2017 @ 5:58 pm

  11. And this is the latest evidence:

    http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2017/02/palestine-hamas-elects-leader-uncertain-time-170216095605085.html

    I

    Comment by narciso — 2/17/2017 @ 6:16 pm

  12. Tom – No question most of DJT’s presentations and some actions have been, to be kind, “obtuse.” Quite inelegant.

    We are in clear agreement he ought to be better. Agree to disagree as to the roasting of the media any chance that is presented.

    Kishnevi – The response to the BCC question is itself evidence for anyone who has an uninfected brain as to the race industry’s fecklessness and empty “principles.” Seeing these fools and tools self-expose themselves has been brilliant good fun.

    Comment by Ed from SFV — 2/18/2017 @ 2:58 pm

  13. A link for Patterico.

    Comment by DRJ — 2/19/2017 @ 11:22 am

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