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Old February 16th, 2017, 07:49 PM   #1
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The news is fake because so much of the news is fake

The entire transcript of Trump's news conference today can be found at the link.

It's painful to read some things our president said.
QUESTION

(inaudible) clarification here. During your campaign, did anyone from your team communicate with members of the Russian government or Russian intelligence? And if so, what was the nature of those conversations?

DONALD TRUMP

The failing New York Times wrote a big, long front-page story yesterday. And it was very much discredited, as you know. It was -- it's a joke. And the people mentioned in the story, I notice they were on television today saying they never even spoke to Russia. They weren't even a part, really -- I mean, they were such a minor part. They -- I hadn't spoken to them.

I think the one person -- I don't think I've ever spoken to him. I don't think I've ever met him. And he actually said he was a very low-level member of I think a committee for a short period of time. I don't think I ever met him. Now, it's possible that I walked into a room and he was sitting there, but I don't think I ever met him. I didn't talk to him ever. And he thought it was a joke.

The other person said he never spoke to Russia; never received a call. Look at his phone records, et cetera, et cetera. And the other person, people knew that he represented various countries, but I don't think he represented Russia, but knew that he represented various countries. That's what he does. I mean, people know that.
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DONALD TRUMP:
Well the leaks are real. You're the one that wrote about them and reported them, I mean the leaks are real. You know what they said, you saw it and the leaks are absolutely real. The news is fake because so much of the news is fake. So one thing that I felt it was very important to do -- and I hope we can correct it. Because there's nobody I have more respect for -- well, maybe a little bit, but the reporters, good reporters.

It's very important to me and especially in this position. It's very important. I don't mind bad stories. I can handle a bad story better than anybody as long as it's true and, you know, over a course of time, I'll make mistakes and you'll write badly and I'm OK with that. But I'm not OK when it is fake. I mean, I watch CNN, it's so much anger and hatred and just the hatred.

I don't watch it any more because it's very good -- he's saying no. It's OK, Jim. It's OK, Jim, you'll have your chance. But I watch others too. You're not the only one, so don't feel badly. But I think it should be straight. I think it should be -- I think it would be frankly more interesting. I know how good everybody's ratings are right now but I think that actually -- I think that'd actually be better.

People -- I mean, you have a lower approval rate than Congress. I think that's right. I don't know, Peter, is that one right? Because you know I think they have lower -- I heard lower than Congress. But honestly, the public would appreciate it, I'd appreciate it -- again, I don't mind bad stories when it's true but we have an administration where the Democrats are making it very difficult.
Trump cleared it up: The news is fake because so much of the news is fake.

Bingo.

Sadly, there are tons more here: Transcript And Analysis: Trump Press Conference Thursday On Labor Secretary, Russia : NPR
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Old February 16th, 2017, 07:57 PM   #2
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His answer to the question as to why he fired Flynn was just doublethink said out loud. Amazing stuff, really.
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Old February 16th, 2017, 08:14 PM   #3
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His answer to the question as to why he fired Flynn was just doublethink said out loud. Amazing stuff, really.
"...They weren't even a part, really -- I mean, they were such a minor part..."

Of what? What just slipped out there?
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I've pointed out in another thread his continued lying and obsession with the size of his victory in November.

I was glad to see a reporter call him out on it.

His response was so Trumpian..."I was just given this information"

For Chrissake people! If he is just going to take information that is "given to him" and not bother to fact check it first then we are FUCKED. I have never been so worried about the mental health/intelligence of ANY elected official before...and the first time it becomes a concern for me and it's the freaking POTUS!

I used to be worried that if Trump somehow were removed from office that would give us Pence...now I'm thinking Pence has GOT to better than whatever the hell it is we have in there now!
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I've pointed out in another thread his continued lying and obsession with the size of his victory in November.

I was glad to see a reporter call him out on it.

His response was so Trumpian..."I was just given this information"

For Chrissake people! If he is just going to take information that is "given to him" and not bother to fact check it first then we are FUCKED. I have never been so worried about the mental health/intelligence of ANY elected official before...and the first time it becomes a concern for me and it's the freaking POTUS!

I used to be worried that if Trump somehow were removed from office that would give us Pence...now I'm thinking Pence has GOT to better than whatever the hell it is we have in there now!
You know, I just want to chill. I want to be wrong. I want to disagree with what you wrote above. But I can't do it. The power still is with the people, but the people are terribly divided, and forty-something percent of them actually will defend every allegation you raise, and in their opinion, successfully defeat each and every one of your allegations.

Honestly, I wish everybody could chill for a while.

Each side has achieved the level of eminent threat for the other side as each side fractures on its own. Extreme became the new norm, along with distrust.

I'm reduced to loving my neighbor, and for the most part the one standing in front of me. The times are unsettling indeed.
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Fake news on the fake news newsing

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