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thebravecowboy

climber
The Good Places
Oct 14, 2018 - 07:18pm PT
serving suggestion
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Fritz

Social climber
Choss Creek, ID
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 14, 2018 - 07:22pm PT
Mguzzy! Thanks for the Vox link. Here's a little more, but for the whole story of Trump evading, lying, & denying, his way through the interview go to the article link: https://www.vox.com/2018/10/14/17975644/trumps-60-minutes-interview-transcript

Donald Trump trusts Kim Jong Un but not American climate scientists. He knows more about NATO than Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis. He thinks the European Union was created to take advantage of America on trade. And he isnít sure whether or not Vladimir Putin is involved in assassinations.

In short, his sit-down interview with 60 Minutesí Lesley Stahl revealed the president of the United States to be grossly dishonest, woefully ill-informed, and congenitally incapable of admitting error or demonstrating any kind of moral or intellectual growth.

He is, in other words, totally unfit for high office and fairly obviously so. Even more amazingly, despite Stahl covering an incredibly wide range of issues, she broke essentially no new ground. Every terrible, disqualifying thing he said was something heís said before.

Donald Trump says a lot of things that arenít true

Iíve written up a lot of Trump interviews, and one untrue thing he almost invariably says is that the US trade deficit with China costs us $500 billion a year. This is neither how trade deficits work, nor the correct figure which should be more like $350 billion.

For Sunday nightís performance, Trump was seemingly prepped that his number is wrong, but instead of using the accurate one he simply modified his usually statement, telling Stahl ďI told president XI, we cannot continue to have China take $500 billion a year out of the United States in the form of trade and other things.Ē
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Oct 14, 2018 - 07:34pm PT
OOoooOOOOooo !

Trump does this and Trump does that...

The party he represents does whatever they want to because they don't give a sh#t about what you say. They have an agenda that excludes your good judgement for reasons they couln't care less about sharing with you.

All of the Bernie voters stayed home in order to give a f*#k you letter to Hillary. It was like asking earnestly, (because they were policy novitiates) if they could drive Donald's car to the steps of the White House.

Behave politically if you want to change policy. The first thing to do is get active and vote for your candidate.
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Oct 14, 2018 - 07:42pm PT
Yes, Jim, we all know how important it is for us to vote for change. I donít think thereís much doubt as to whether the polititards here will vote in November, or which way theyíll go. The tougher question is how to get younger or disenfranchised people to the polls...thatís more than a third of the electorate, and we all know which way theyíd likely roll if they actually showed up.

Anyway, itís been a relatively quiet several days for the WH...makes you wonder whatís coming down the pike this week...
John M

climber
Oct 14, 2018 - 07:46pm PT
All of the Bernie voters stayed home in order to give a f*#k you letter to Hillary.

nonsense...
thebravecowboy

climber
The Good Places
Oct 14, 2018 - 07:48pm PT
^+1^
zBrown

Ice climber
Oct 14, 2018 - 07:52pm PT
Behave politically if you want to change policy. The first thing to do is get active and vote for your candidate.

You on the right path Jim

The Bernie voters behavior seems to me to be
mainly an empirical issue

I have no idea if it's true or not

So where is the empiricism?


Whining about what an asswholeTrump is may be great fun, but it's still just (un)funny whining

It's almost as effective as complaining about what a horrible spelling corrector an Apple is

ground chuck

Ice climber
Olympia
Oct 15, 2018 - 03:14am PT
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"Stop the madness. And I thought the Oval Office performance with Kanye was as low as it could go. Vote Blue on November 6.

Yeah I passed out on the couch watching football and woke up to that sh#t show interview. He is a 71 year old petulant child. I am sorry beyond words that this is where we find ourselves but the look on seasoned reporters faces when he launches into his bullshit is beyond entertaining.

He has no remorse for taking three month old babies away from their mothers.

"In my life, I have watched John Kennedy talk on television about missiles in Cuba. I saw Lyndon Johnson look Richard Russell squarely in the eye and and say, "And we shall overcome." I saw Richard Nixon resign and Gerald Ford tell the Congress that our long national nightmare was over. I saw Jimmy Carter talk about malaise and Ronald Reagan talk about a shining city on a hill. I saw George H.W. Bush deliver the eulogy for the Soviet bloc, and Bill Clinton comfort the survivors of Timothy McVeigh's madness in Oklahoma City. I saw George W. Bush struggle to make sense of it all on September 11, 2001, and I saw Barack Obama sing "Amazing Grace" in the wounded sanctuary of Mother Emanuel Church in Charleston, South Carolina.

These were the presidents of my lifetime. These were not perfect men. They were not perfect presidents, god knows. Not one of them was that. But they approached the job, and they took to the podium, with all the gravitas they could muster as appropriate to the job. They tried, at least, to reach for something in the presidency that was beyond their grasp as ordinary human beings. They were not all ennobled by the attempt, but they tried nonetheless.

And comes now this hopeless, vicious buffoon, and the audience of equally hopeless and vicious buffoons who laughed and cheered when he made sport of a woman whose lasting memory of the trauma she suffered is the laughter of the perpetrators. Now he comes, a man swathed in scandal, with no interest beyond what he can put in his pocket and what he can put over on a universe of suckers, and he does something like this while occupying an office that we gave him, and while endowed with a public trust that he dishonors every day he wakes up in the White House.

The scion of a multigenerational criminal enterprise, the parameters of which we are only now beginning to comprehend. A vessel for all the worst elements of the American condition. And a cheap, soulless bully besides. Watch him again, behind the seal of the President of the United States. Isn't he a funny man? Isn't what happened to that lady hilarious? Watch the assembled morons cheer. This is the only story now."

When she confronted him on mocking Dr. Ford and encouraging the crowd to laugh...he just shrugged. What a jerk!

We don't matter to him his position matters to him. He's not here for the American people, he's here for his own ego.

And this clown is the president. What an embarrassment

He also hates women so Lesley was perfect to annoy the sh#t out of him.

He also talks over her. Very disrespectful, arrogant and rude. Not presidential in the least. Canít wait until he is gone!

Just imagine what would run out of his mouth if Mueller ever got hold of him. Your march to prison will be the biggest televised event ever Orange Man.

Gee America when u make a mistake its a doozy, let's hope u start to fix it 6th Nov.

Can someone please cancel this reality show already!!

He doesn't have the brain power to handle an interview that deals with truth, and his minions will just make up excuses for his stupidity.

So glad I didnít watch this. Why interview someone whoís a chronic liar? Such a waste of breath.

Our president is f*#king insane. Iím not kidding.

Couldn't even entertain watching this f*#king as#@&%e. I don't know how Leslie Stahl wasn't vomiting in her mouth.

Just a bully, not answering questions, blaming someone else, and telling lies.

He is such A hole!!!

Hey yeah right a FAKE PRESIDENT. Biggest bullshiter on the planet.

festering pile of 💩

Lol this went just about as expected. Train wreck.

What do you expect? Criminals hate being held accountable for their actions.

This 🐷 will burn in hell.

He is delusional.

VOTE BLUE!

F*#king TRAITOR and useless f*#kwit tool. His supporters are flagrantly ignorant, hate filled bigots who would follow him over the proverbial cliff.

He could have just as well said, Iím and a$$hole, a prolific liar and youíre not! What a child like thing to say buffoon in chief.

Typical POS interview. Evade and deflect.

Heís such an embarrassment

History will not be kind to him or his followers !

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dirtbag

climber
Oct 15, 2018 - 06:47am PT
Ground chuck, I hear ya, unfortunately we are stuck with this babbling f*#k.
EdwardT

Trad climber
Retired
Oct 15, 2018 - 06:51am PT


LOL
dirtbag

climber
Oct 15, 2018 - 06:52am PT
Anyway, itís been a relatively quiet several days for the WH...makes you wonder whatís coming down the pike this week...

One thing Iíve learned about this one is that every three or four weeks the sh#t hits the fan. Weíre about due. It would be good timing, too, with the election in only three weeks.
HermitMaster

Social climber
my abode
Oct 15, 2018 - 07:58am PT
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10b4me

Social climber
Lida Junction
Oct 15, 2018 - 08:10am PT
Stop the madness. And I thought the Oval Office performance with Kanye was as low as it could go. Vote Blue on November 6.
+1


We don't matter to him his position matters to him. He's not here for the American people, he's here for his own ego.
been saying this all along.




Fritz

Social climber
Choss Creek, ID
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 15, 2018 - 09:19am PT
More proof of just how much Trump & his congressmen love Veterans, from what most folks would agree is a "somewhat-conservative" magazine, Forbes.

Veterans Sustain Two Serious Defeats From Trump And The House To VA Health Care

https://www.forbes.com/sites/charlestiefer/2018/06/08/veterans-sustain-two-serious-defeats-from-trump-and-the-house-to-va-health-care/?fbclid=IwAR0hWD0qwvwsXtuYPuCLS2gmLSPv59iRYQScJZjl5lRogMPN26Pkosuxen8#58fb6ea82c5a
Mighty Hiker

climber
Outside the Asylum
Oct 15, 2018 - 10:30am PT
Well, the NYT had a long article on Saturday, showing that Kushner had income of over $300 million in the last decade, but paid little income tax. Combine that with the article ten days ago that showed that almost all Trumpís money up to 2000 was given to him by his father, and often acquired and transferred by shady if not criminal means. Often to bail out Donnieís failed businesses. And that a Democratic house seems likely to immediately subpoena the tax returns for Trump and all his companies and relations. And thatís not counting whatever Mueller, and prosecutors in New York, are finding.

Edit: Whether or not Trump's voters care about income tax investigations, Mueller's work, or the work of the New York state prosecutors, makes no difference. If/when he's charged, we'll see how it plays out. The Times strategy of focusing on his past and his associates is uncovering serious malfeasance.

That said, the goal of the Democrats for 2018 and (especially) 2020 is to make the case for how they'd do things different or better. Why waste time assailing Trump's (lack of) character, which is well known even to his supporters?

As for that revolting piece of "art"? Well, Roosevelt I would probably have punched Trump out. And I doubt that Lincoln, Bush I, Bush II or Eisenhower would have sat at the same table with him.
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Oct 15, 2018 - 11:16am PT
From what I'm reading, Trump-family taxes & Mueller's report aren't as high on the voters minds as you might think. There's so much chaos associated with this 'administration', it creates a numbing effect to almost anything new.

If this uber-chaos approach was intended, it seems like it's working- it so hard to keep track of it all, what you are left with is how is your life right now. A productive economy and low unemployment is probably much more front & present in the minds of swing voters.
dirtbag

climber
Oct 15, 2018 - 11:19am PT
I would love for our next president to be boring.
perswig

climber
Oct 15, 2018 - 11:33am PT
Apogee's post hits the 10 ring.
I don't know about the 'intended' part, but between those who don't really care how cavalier he has been with language, appearances, respect from world bodies and leaders OR respect for others, and those who don't see the financial issues or borderline nepotism that he has trended toward, the gains made in the last 2-3 quarters are likely to influence their mid-term decisions.
Even if those gains could potentially be attributable to delayed effects from the prior administration.

The Dems have done little to get their thumb out and offer a concise plank position for any of the above, nor to provide new blood that would inspire swing voters to come to their side or even get out to vote this November. Inertia, lack of motivation, and hysteria-fatigue may again allow change to slip through their hands now and quite possibly in 2020.

Dale
dirtbag

climber
Oct 15, 2018 - 01:44pm PT
My prediction, fwiw, is that November 7 will be a very bad day for roger stone. That is the day when Muellerís pre election exile ends.
wilbeer

Mountain climber
Terence Wilson greeneck alleghenys,ny,
Oct 15, 2018 - 05:27pm PT
That interview says a lot,I certainly will not worry ,but,that was the face of a desperate man.

His heart rate must be sky high,he does not drink or smoke.

This is what two many cheeseburgers and no cardiac looks like ,despite his demeanor.

It wonít be long now.


Lol.


Winning. Whining.

Is there a difference ,really.
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