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Old February 17th, 2017, 06:56 AM   #1
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Let's start with a basic rundown of Donald Trump's comments Thursday about the demise of his national security adviser, Michael Flynn: Flynn resigned; he fired him; Flynn's great, he was just doing his job; his resignation is all the media's fault; and, finally, if Flynn hadn't made those Russia calls, Trump would have told him to do it anyway.

Confused? Let's unpack Trump's full panoply of conflicting statements.

1. Flynn resigned at Trump's request

“Mike Flynn is a fine person, and I asked for his resignation. He respectfully gave it.”

Ok, so Flynn resigned.

2. Trump fired Flynn

“No, I fired him because of what he said to Mike Pence.”

Ok, so Flynn was fired.

3. Flynn didn't do any thing wrong

“Mike was doing his job. He was calling countries and his counterparts.”

Ok, so Flynn’s only fireable offense (for which he resigned, ahem) was lying to Pence. Otherwise, he was just doing his “job” by talking to Russian officials—except that he didn’t exactly have a “job” yet because Barack Obama was still president (i.e. the Logan Act/one president rule)

4. Trump didn't tell Flynn to make the illegal calls, but he would have if he had thought of it


“No, I didn't direct him, but I would have directed him if he didn't do it.”

The Dons always hires the best!

5. Flynn's fate is all the media's fault

“What was wrong was the way that other people, including yourselves in this room, were given that information, because that was classified information that was given illegally. That's the real problem.”

Trump's schizoid version of events all squares nicely with White House press secretary Sean Spicer's inane explanation of Flynn’s resignation/firing Tuesday, which all boils down to this:

Flynn didn't do anything wrong but he lied to Mike Pence about it.

So again, why exactly did Michael Flynn lie to Pence if everything he did was above board? In fact, forget Pence—why did Flynn lie to the FBI about his Russian convos if they were so on the up and up?

Donald Trump's shock-and-awful defense of Michael Flynn
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4. Trump didn't tell Flynn to make the illegal calls, but he would have if he had thought of it.
Fake news.
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Old February 17th, 2017, 07:48 AM   #4
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Just about every MSM outlet is spinning out. Trump took them on, face to face, and made them look like the Left-leaning, gaggle of fact-challenged reporters they actually are. Within the same week Judicial Watch releases a newly obtained State Department documents related to the Benghazi terrorist attack on September 11, 2012 supporting the fact that the Obimbo administration knew with 24 hours that the attack was not a random attack because of some video. Just about everyone knew it was a lie from the get-go but, the MSM had no problem supporting Obimbo and his minions who were desperately trying to candy-coat it because of an impending election within weeks. The MSM has an approval rating that is less than Congress, and for good reason. No one believes them!
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Just about every MSM outlet is spinning out. Trump took them on, face to face, and made them look like the Left-leaning, gaggle of fact-challenged reporters they actually are. Within the same week Judicial Watch’s releases a newly obtained State Department documents related to the Benghazi terrorist attack on September 11, 2012 supporting the fact that the Obimbo administration knew with 24 hours that the attack was not a random attack because of some video. Just about everyone knew it was a lie from the get-go but, the MSM had no problem supporting Obimbo and his minions who were desperately trying to candy-coat it because of an impending election within weeks. The MSM had an approval rating that is less than Congress, and for good reason. No one believes them!

Your denial of reality is farcical!
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Just about every MSM outlet is spinning out. Trump took them on, face to face, and made them look like the Left-leaning, gaggle of fact-challenged reporters they actually are. Within the same week Judicial Watch releases a newly obtained State Department documents related to the Benghazi terrorist attack on September 11, 2012 supporting the fact that the Obimbo administration knew with 24 hours that the attack was not a random attack because of some video. Just about everyone knew it was a lie from the get-go but, the MSM had no problem supporting Obimbo and his minions who were desperately trying to candy-coat it because of an impending election within weeks. The MSM has an approval rating that is less than Congress, and for good reason. No one believes them!
And therein is the insanity that has gripped our nation. The serial liar Trump, and we've been watching him lie for quite a while now, has convinced some 40-something percent of the people who voted in the last election, that the source of lies is the media.

The media has its glitches for sure, but for consistency no one and nothing can keep up with the lies of the Liar in Chief Donald Trump.

It's a serious situation for not only the US but the world.
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The way can'tsevative worships Trump you'd think he was north Korean.
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Fake news.
Direct quote from Trump:

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“No, I didn't direct him, but I would have directed him if he didn't do it.”
Are you now going to shout commie, context or google?
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Fact is, the MSM just got an ass-whooping and their only recourse is character assassination. Which the Liberal-dupes on this blog are eating up. Today, CNN has stated that delegitimizing the press is un-American. Trump didn't do that, they did it to themselves. Before the MSM can hold Trump accountable, they must first, hold themselves to account. Because of years of biased reporting, "the chickens are coming home to roost".
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Fact is, the MSM just got an ass-whooping and their only recourse is character assassination. Which the Liberal-dupes on this blog are eating up. Today, CNN has stated that delegitimizing the press is un-American. Trump didn't do that, they did it to themselves. Before the MSM can hold Trump accountable, they must first, hold themselves to account. Because of years of biased reporting, "the chickens are coming home to roost".
Worst case of bat shit crazy, I've seen in all my years of doctor'in.
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