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Hedra42 said:
BraLoD said:

Thanks anyway.
I guess I could go search for an article, but that would likely be biased to some way, so actually having it come from him, even if reading not listening, would be better.

Here's a transcript

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/02/16/politics/donald-trump-news-conference-transcript/

Thanks, will read it.



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VGPolyglot said:
As much as I dislike Trump, and even as the train wreck that he is, at least I can say that he is entertaining to listen to. I assume that's how he got elected in the first place.

Hardly a consolation. I'd rather have a president that's as dull as dishwater as long as they were rational, reasonable, competent, and had at least a modicum of respect for basic facts. This administration has, I suppose predictably, become a billionaire's club full of some of the most habitual liars Washington has seen in a while. It hasn't even been a month and they have proven to be such a massive dumpster fire that it's visible from the fucking moon. If the Democrats don't regain power in 2018 and 2020 after this massive national embarassment, then I'll have lost all hope and faith in the people of this country.

craighopkins said:
trump is the man. he is spot on when he calls out the fake media.

And I suppose Breitbart and InfoWars are paragons of accuracy in media and not just "Pravda of America," right?

LivingMetal said:
Whether you agree with him or not, I like the fact that he doesn't take shit from anyone.

He's the president. He's supposed to take shit from people, if "taking shit" means "having to deal with legitimate criticism and being questioned by actual journalists." He's not supposed to be treated with kid gloves and asked softball questions. The Oval Office is not a boardroom, and the era of him only having to deal with boot-licking sycophants is over. If he can't deal with it then he needs to resign his office and go back to civilian life.



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Shadow1980 said:
VGPolyglot said:
As much as I dislike Trump, and even as the train wreck that he is, at least I can say that he is entertaining to listen to. I assume that's how he got elected in the first place.

Hardly a consolation. I'd rather have a president that's as dull as dishwater as long as they were rational, reasonable, competent, and had at least a modicum of respect for basic facts. This administration has, I suppose predictably, become a billionaire's club full of some of the most habitual liars Washington has seen in a while. It hasn't even been a month and they have proven to be such a massive dumpster fire that it's visible from the fucking moon. If the Democrats don't regain power in 2018 and 2020 after this massive national embarassment, then I'll have lost all hope and faith in the people of this country.

craighopkins said:
trump is the man. he is spot on when he calls out the fake media.

And I suppose Breitbart and InfoWars are paragons of accuracy in media and not just "Pravda of America," right?

LivingMetal said:
Whether you agree with him or not, I like the fact that he doesn't take shit from anyone.

He's the president. He's supposed to take shit from people, if "taking shit" means "having to deal with legitimate criticism and being questioned by actual journalists." He's not supposed to be treated with kid gloves and asked softball questions. The Oval Office is not a boardroom, and the era of him only having to deal with boot-licking sycophants is over. If he can't deal with it then he needs to resign his office and go back to civilian life.

Unfortunately, no matter which president we get, (s)he's still going to be a war criminal that will attempt to remain a great power at any cost. Every administration has been a club of rich people, ever since the 1700s. The Democrats and Republicans are two sides of the same coin.



This man is making fellow political clowns like Mugabe and Boris Johnson look sane.

This made me like him a whole lot more. I've always found him a little distant, even oafish, but there was something 'human' about him here that I warmed to. Let him do his job and then judge him, and bare in mind that the Left are trying their hardest to deliberately hold him back or derail his promises while the controlled media, like CNN, continue with their agendas.

 

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VGPolyglot said:
As much as I dislike Trump, and even as the train wreck that he is, at least I can say that he is entertaining to listen to. I assume that's how he got elected in the first place.

Ya but at what cost. Excelerated Terrorism, Next big War, His 7th Chapter 11 only it will be the US this time, plus all the other shit.

I usally vote for president firstly for International affairs/security.

This guy is a Turkey.



craighopkins said:
Normchacho said:
What an absolute god damn train wreck.

do not curse god. you will call for him when your sent to hell

That makes literally no sense.  "Damn god" would be cursing a god.  "God damn" is calling for god to curse something else or proclaiming that god has already cursed it.

Or do you mean the "do not take god's name in vain" thing?  Because that would be something different.  If so, then statements like, "god, that cat is sexy," would be equally at fault.

Ultimately, however, you have no say in how someone else manages their religion.  Perhaps he believes in a god that likes to damn stuff and doesn't mind when other people talk about his hobbies?  



Shadow1980 said:
LivingMetal said:
Whether you agree with him or not, I like the fact that he doesn't take shit from anyone.

He's the president. He's supposed to take shit from people, if "taking shit" means "having to deal with legitimate criticism and being questioned by actual journalists." He's not supposed to be treated with kid gloves and asked softball questions. The Oval Office is not a boardroom, and the era of him only having to deal with boot-licking sycophants is over. If he can't deal with it then he needs to resign his office and go back to civilian life.

Woah, calm down there buddy, we are not supposed to use common sense, facts or logic when judging the president of the most powerful nation in the world. We are supposed to base everything on feelings and emotions. 



SpokenTruth said:
This was a disaster folks, a disaster. People all the time ask me how much of a disaster it was and I tell them it was a huge disaster. Just sad. Very sad.

So much disaster. The biggest disaster there ever was.



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Ucouldntbemorewrong said:
VGPolyglot said:
As much as I dislike Trump, and even as the train wreck that he is, at least I can say that he is entertaining to listen to. I assume that's how he got elected in the first place.

Ya but at what cost. Excelerated Terrorism, Next big War, His 7th Chapter 11 only it will be the US this time, plus all the other shit.

I usally vote for president firstly for International affairs/security.

This guy is a Turkey.

You're going to a travesty no matter who you vote for. Democrat or Republican, they're full of warmongering authoritarians who want to spy on the people and cut social services.