Press conference is funny.

Author: NedoftheHill (13440 Posts - Joined: Jun 29, 2011)

Posted at 12:05 pm on Jan 11, 2017

Guy just asked about Trump's Nazi comment...and the status of his supreme court appointments...and the Mexican border wall, all 3 in one question, as if those three things are of equal concern. I would have thought that the Nazi question would have stood on its own. Trump is getting away with making a joke about so many questions, and is now chatting about the wall.

Let's face it: If you ask 3 questions in one, you will only get one answer. I would have liked to see him squirm about his tweet, than have him repeat campaign talks about the border wall. Oh well.


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What a shit show however many days he's going to have in office are going to be.

Author: Frank L (19790 Posts - Joined: Sep 20, 2007)

Posted at 2:36 pm on Jan 11, 2017

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He made the press look ridiculous. Like pointing a camera at a lawyer during a deposition.

Author: Cole (2473 Posts - Joined: Oct 15, 2012)

Posted at 1:05 pm on Jan 11, 2017

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His performance is easily summed up.

Author: Rooney (3359 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 2:03 pm on Jan 11, 2017

Stuff Trump likes - "the best in the history of history"

Stuff Trump hates - "the biggest disaster in history"

There is no middle ground. All hyperbole, all the time.


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Trump was the one who looked ridiculous, IMO.

Author: bbkingfish (1094 Posts - Joined: Aug 15, 2014)

Posted at 1:37 pm on Jan 11, 2017

Subdued, No swagger. A lot of looking downward. Leaning on Pence and that flunky who had to do that softshoe about his phony non-divestiture.

All in all, not very presidential.

I will say though, that I appreciate his sense of humor...like when he uses the word "irresponsible" in reference to people other than himself.


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There was one funny, and I think effective moment: "I'm a bit of a germaphobe."

Author: NedoftheHill (13440 Posts - Joined: Jun 29, 2011)

Posted at 2:01 pm on Jan 11, 2017

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Agreed. That line was golden.

Author: Rooney (3359 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 2:04 pm on Jan 11, 2017

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I'm sure you'll see it streaming everywhere...

Author: TakethetrainKnute (11448 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 2:06 pm on Jan 11, 2017

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Will come pouring out.

Author: Frank L (19790 Posts - Joined: Sep 20, 2007)

Posted at 2:14 pm on Jan 11, 2017

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Are you relieved to get that out?

Author: NedoftheHill (13440 Posts - Joined: Jun 29, 2011)

Posted at 2:15 pm on Jan 11, 2017

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Like gold.

Author: Frank L (19790 Posts - Joined: Sep 20, 2007)

Posted at 2:19 pm on Jan 11, 2017

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As Bernie said yesterday, Trump defeated Hillary, the Republican establishment, and the media,

Author: Cole (2473 Posts - Joined: Oct 15, 2012)

Posted at 1:56 pm on Jan 11, 2017

and you have to respect that.

He is now showing you how he will defeat the media during his Presidencey.


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Has any past President ever had to be held upright by two flunkies at his own press conference?

Author: bbkingfish (1094 Posts - Joined: Aug 15, 2014)

Posted at 2:18 pm on Jan 11, 2017

Not very presidential.

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He asks a bunch of Q's at once, gets a response on one, and then reports Trump won't answer others

Author: BaronVonZemo (13691 Posts - Joined: Nov 19, 2010)

Posted at 1:00 pm on Jan 11, 2017

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There is really no point to this

Author: Rocket91 (3352 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 12:21 pm on Jan 11, 2017

Trump has no issue with lying, it's not like he pays a price for it, so questions from reporters don't mean shit. If they catch him in a lie later on, so what, he'll just called them crooked and everyone will buy it.

The only issue that matters is Trump not divesting fully from his companies when he is sworn in. He will be getting paid by foreign governments while in office. This is against the Constitution and is impeachable. Will congress care?

Also, all this bullshit about fake news in regards to Russia. The proof is in the pudding. The FBI will investigate. If there is something, he's fucked. If there is nothing, then he's clear. Same with Hillary and her emails. All the bullshit back and forth debate. They investigated, she was cleared. We move on.


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Did you listen to the presser? He laid out the divestment in detail.

Author: NedoftheHill (13440 Posts - Joined: Jun 29, 2011)

Posted at 2:06 pm on Jan 11, 2017

Granted, I admit I wanted to hear the juicier stuff, and while the woman was laying out divestment after divestment after divestment, I did other things. But, I do love that people who didn't care about the Clinton Foundation taking money from foreign governments now suddenly care about conflicts of interest.

By the way, what do you mean about "against the Constitution?" The president is explicitly excluded from the conflict of interest legislation. Either you are wrong, or you are talking about something I haven't heard of, so feel free to elaborate.


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He did and as usual it was a load of crap

Author: Rocket91 (3352 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 6:24 pm on Jan 11, 2017

And it is against the Constitution to accept money from foreign governments while you are in office. It's called the Emoluments clause. If he doesn't fully divest, and handing the business over to his kids is not fully divesting, then he still stands to make a profit. I understand he feels it's unfair for him to have to sever ties with his businesses, but then it's the presidency and if he wants it then that's the deal.

It seems though, that some are cool with the standard being "just do whatever you can get away with" as far as Trump and his businesses. And if that's the case, you assumed Clinton was up to the same no good, then why did you leave us with this fucking moron who doesn't know the first thing about governing if we still get the same amount of corruption, more so actually, but none of the actual knowledge or experience?

The Title of Nobility Clause is a provision in Article I, Section 9, Clause 8 of the United States Constitution,[1] that prohibits the Federal government from granting titles of nobility, and restricts members of the government from receiving gifts, emoluments, offices or titles from foreign states without the consent of the United States Congress. Also known as the Emoluments Clause, it was designed to shield the republican character of the United States against so–called "corrupting foreign influences". This shield is reinforced by the corresponding prohibition on state titles of nobility in Article I, Section 10, and more generally by the Republican Guarantee Clause in Article IV, Section 4.[2]


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The Clinton Foundation was created to accept foreign gifts. Businesses make money.

Author: NedoftheHill (13440 Posts - Joined: Jun 29, 2011)

Posted at 1:58 am on Jan 12, 2017

The Foundation is far worse than Trump's businesses as far as a conflict. Businesses don't get gifts, and are not under that clause. The conflicts statutes exclude the President, and yet Trump is treating that statute as if it does apply, and divesting. Even if he didn't do it, it would be legal. Even if it were illegal, it still would be a lesser conflict than the Foundation.

And I didn't choose Trump. I voted for Cruz in the primary. The crossover Democrats, fleeing Hillary created Trump. You should be asking your own party why they tried to foist Hillary and Bernie on us, driving the Trump Democrat over to the Republican primary to vote for Trump (who could have very easily decided he was a Democrat at the beginning of all of this).


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Yep...divestment to his sons. What could possibly go wrong?

Author: ND_in_DRO (882 Posts - Joined: Nov 1, 2016)

Posted at 2:54 pm on Jan 11, 2017

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Ah. So, you opposed Chelsea taking over the Foundation before, then?

Author: NedoftheHill (13440 Posts - Joined: Jun 29, 2011)

Posted at 3:32 pm on Jan 11, 2017

I didn't really listen closely, but I thought he was dividing it up so that sons who managed business were not in government, and any relative advising him as president were not managing business. But, I can see how you might think that is a problem. But, either way, I'm pretty sure he was legally correct when he said he did not have to do this under the law. That is, there is no illegal conflict, even if he kept all the linkages. Perhaps that is a loophole to close, but it is a loophole.

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Yes actually

Author: ND_in_DRO (882 Posts - Joined: Nov 1, 2016)

Posted at 3:35 pm on Jan 11, 2017

The entire Clinton family should have gotten out of the Clinton Foundation as soon as Hillary accepted the SOS spot. Conflicts were obvious. As is the case of Trump's sons managing his international businesses.

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Fair enough. But I do think businesses are fundamentally different.

Author: NedoftheHill (13440 Posts - Joined: Jun 29, 2011)

Posted at 2:00 am on Jan 12, 2017

We can't have a situation where every successful businessman has to liquidate all of his enterprises to become president. That seems a bit silly, don't you think? Isn't there a compromise? Trusts have been accepted in the past.

Granted, the Trump businesses could get a lot of business from Dubai all of a sudden, but that still seems better than a flat out contribution to the family fund. Will be interesting to see what happens. The presidency usually does make people rich. Not sure how to get around that.


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Trump is so filthy that the GOP will be able to impeach him whenever it's convenient...

Author: bbkingfish (1094 Posts - Joined: Aug 15, 2014)

Posted at 2:06 pm on Jan 11, 2017

...for whatever reason they choose.

Corruption. Morals. Incompetence. Take your pick.

He's starting at 37 percent approval (GWB started at 60 after a bitterly contested election).

If the (dems and media) manage to drive it down from there, the GOP won't waste much time...no way they will head into the 2018 elections saddled with a President with an approval rating in the 20s.


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37 percent approval rating? According to which poll? (and we all know how accurate polls have been)

Author: fredyo (10153 Posts - Joined: Sep 7, 2009)

Posted at 3:16 pm on Jan 11, 2017

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Butt out, Johnny-come-lately, I was here first...

Author: TakethetrainKnute (11448 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 2:31 pm on Jan 11, 2017

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Reading FrankL and Cooter's posts last night was funnier. They really thought their world suddenly

Author: BaronVonZemo (13691 Posts - Joined: Nov 19, 2010)

Posted at 1:05 pm on Jan 11, 2017

made sense to them again. They lost a lot of credibility by gobbling up the tripe so eagerly without proof.
They just wanted it to be true too much.


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Baronski please help me remember the allegations

Author: irishscooter (3714 Posts - Joined: Oct 1, 2008)

Posted at 2:05 pm on Jan 11, 2017

Do you prefer for Donnie to pee on you or is it the other way around? Is asparagus involved? Because you really stink.

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Ask 4chan. I'm sure they can come up with something worse next time.

Author: NedoftheHill (13440 Posts - Joined: Jun 29, 2011)

Posted at 2:10 pm on Jan 11, 2017

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The Red Baron on a strafing run.

Author: Frank L (19790 Posts - Joined: Sep 20, 2007)

Posted at 2:02 pm on Jan 11, 2017

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He might as well, right?

Author: NedoftheHill (13440 Posts - Joined: Jun 29, 2011)

Posted at 2:09 pm on Jan 11, 2017

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Just a long as he isn't in an Israeli jet.

Author: Frank L (19790 Posts - Joined: Sep 20, 2007)

Posted at 2:20 pm on Jan 11, 2017

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you're a hack and you get to suck it in 10 more days with Meryl Streep

Author: BaronVonZemo (13691 Posts - Joined: Nov 19, 2010)

Posted at 1:02 pm on Jan 11, 2017

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One thing is clear, party lines are party lines

Author: Rocket91 (3352 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 1:53 pm on Jan 11, 2017

The only thing that matters is your side won. If Trump was a Dem you'd take the opposite position, but he plays for your team now so you defend all of it.

And you call me the hack. Funny.


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He needs to watch this meltdown clock...

Author: fredyo (10153 Posts - Joined: Sep 7, 2009)

Posted at 1:04 pm on Jan 11, 2017
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You just got your wish

Author: LanceHarbor (10490 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 12:07 pm on Jan 11, 2017

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Yep. Reporter just said, "Mr. President-Elect, that's not appropriate." Fun to watch.

Author: NedoftheHill (13440 Posts - Joined: Jun 29, 2011)

Posted at 12:09 pm on Jan 11, 2017

Trump said he wouldn't give the guy a question because "he is fake news." At least his press conferences will be interesting.

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They're going to be even more useless than the past.

Author: LanceHarbor (10490 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 12:13 pm on Jan 11, 2017

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Shouldn't have run with the BuzzFeed BS. Now CNN can stew in their own juices.

Author: fredyo (10153 Posts - Joined: Sep 7, 2009)

Posted at 12:13 pm on Jan 11, 2017

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Maybe if CNN leaks questions to Trump in advance, he'll answer their questions.

Author: NedoftheHill (13440 Posts - Joined: Jun 29, 2011)

Posted at 12:14 am on Jan 12, 2017

Wish I could take credit for that. Jesse Watters tweeted that.