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Old 11th January 2017, 08:41 AM   #1
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Trump Press Conference

Not sure what time it's supposed to happen but it's supposed to be today.

Do you think it will actually be held?

It was originally supposed to be about his finances, how pissed will he be when all the questions are about the 'dossier'?

I think it's 50/50 that Trump will come up with an excuse to cancel.

If it does happen he is going to get really pissed very quickly and possibly just storm out when everyone keeps asking about the dossier.
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I think it will actually be held. He won't cancel. He won't be pissed. He loves the limelight.
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But he will spend a sleepless night tweeting about the unfair questions and reporting
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Not canceled - check.
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What a chaotic rambling mess.
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Originally Posted by The Great Zaganza View Post
But he will spend a sleepless night tweeting about the unfair questions and reporting
Sad.
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Old 11th January 2017, 09:34 AM   #7
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He's still running against Hillary.
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Old 11th January 2017, 09:37 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by Spindrift View Post
He's still running against Hillary.

Came here now to post this exact same thing.
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Originally Posted by Spindrift View Post
He's still running against Hillary.
Seems like Hillary supporters aren't the only people who can't accept that it's over.
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admits russia behind hack, blames dnc(???), says its a good thing if putin wanted him to win, blames american intelligence for leaking information, calls it fake news, repeats fake news alot, claims americans biggest concern is pharma.
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admits russia behind hack, blames dnc(???), says its a good thing if putin wanted him to win, blames american intelligence for leaking information, calls it fake news, repeats fake news alot, claims americans biggest concern is pharma.
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Seems like Hillary supporters aren't the only people who can't accept that it's over.
He won so badly, he doesn't know what to do.
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I was hoping that Trump would stop acting like the he is still running for election and talk coherently. But alas, Trump is still talking like he is running for president and speaking to his supporters.
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Seems like Hillary supporters aren't the only people who can't accept that it's over.
It's not over. It has only just begun. It is not just a US concern, the whole world is concerned.

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Seems like Hillary supporters aren't the only people who can't accept that it's over.

He enjoyed the attention and adulation he got during the campaign. It's like the star athlete in high school who never accomplishes anything afterward and spends his life reliving his "glory days". I wouldn't be surprised if he stays in campaign mode for his entire term, however long that is. Lots of rallies and speeches, very little time spent on the actual responsibilities of President.
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Well, at least he is giving the appearance of pretending to divulge his more obvious conflicts of interest. Of course, even on the surface, the "complete separation" is laughable when two-thirds of the people controlling the trust are closely related to him.
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Wow. The next 4 years won't be lacking for entertainment.

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He keeps repeating that he's very upset with the reports being leaked, insisting they are classified.

He's mixing up the 35 pages that have been circulating for over a month with the 2 page summary that is classified.
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Didn't get pissed - check.
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Not sure what time it's supposed to happen but it's supposed to be today.

Do you think it will actually be held?

It was originally supposed to be about his finances, how pissed will he be when all the questions are about the 'dossier'?

I think it's 50/50 that Trump will come up with an excuse to cancel.

If it does happen he is going to get really pissed very quickly and possibly just storm out when everyone keeps asking about the dossier.
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Not canceled - check.
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Didn't get pissed - check.
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Didn't storm out - check.
Spindrift, you don't seem to have a good read on this guy.
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Didn't get pissed - check.
But the real question is, did he get pissed on.
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Originally Posted by Dumb All Over View Post
Some things deserve repeating-







Spindrift, you don't seem to have a good read on this guy.
He didn't enter the stage with his jacket on backwards or throw up all over himself during the press conference either, like I figured he might. Well done, Trump.
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As much as the elect gives me the creeps, I think his stance towards Russia is simply plain, responsible realpolitik: Russia exists, Russia has a strong interest to spy on the USA, as has everybody else, and so nobody can be surprised that Russia does hack the USA.
Would anybody disagree when I assert that of course the USA is spying on and hacking Russia? Of course you do! The USA spies and hacks her western allies!
And yet, heads of governments must negotiate with one another, so it is smart to have a good, if perhaps cool, relationship even with competitors.

What worries me more is that he doesn't apply the same standards to China.
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Did he manage a single coherent, grammatically correct sentence?
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Originally Posted by Oystein View Post
As much as the elect gives me the creeps, I think his stance towards Russia is simply plain, responsible realpolitik: Russia exists, Russia has a strong interest to spy on the USA, as has everybody else, and so nobody can be surprised that Russia does hack the USA.
Would anybody disagree when I assert that of course the USA is spying on and hacking Russia? Of course you do! The USA spies and hacks her western allies!
And yet, heads of governments must negotiate with one another, so it is smart to have a good, if perhaps cool, relationship even with competitors.

What worries me more is that he doesn't apply the same standards to China.
I'm more worried that he is actively letting Russia get away with their shenanigans, as long as they benefit him personally, up to and including cooperating with their agents.
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I've never seen a press conference like that, people around the country have a bit more kick in their step after listening to that. The left is in a complete tail spin.
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But the real question is, did he get pissed on.
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Did he manage a single coherent, grammatically correct sentence?


Grammatical correctness is vital in the application of spin......
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Spindrift, you don't seem to have a good read on this guy.
Yes, he disappointed me. His handlers will have to review with him what gets big ratings.
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I'm more worried that he is actively letting Russia get away with their shenanigans, as long as they benefit him personally, up to and including cooperating with their agents.
That is CTist thinking.

It is smart to not escalate this kind of conflict. Trump recommends fixing IT system as to make hacking much harder. Is that bad advice? What better measures against Russia (and China, and Turkey, and France, and Iran...) spying on the USA?
Would you recommend that Russia (China, Germany, Turkey) take the same measures when they discover the USA are hacking them? Or do you deny that the USA is hacking them?
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I've never seen a press conference like that, people around the country have a bit more kick in their step after listening to that. The left is in a complete tail spin.
Did you watch the same press conference? He was his usual blathering, bombastic self. What exactly did he say that is giving people 'a bit more kick in their step'?
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Did he manage a single coherent, grammatically correct sentence?
Perhaps, "Believe me."?
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Did you watch the same press conference? He was his usual blathering, bombastic self. What exactly did he say that is giving people 'a bit more kick in their step'?
If you reverse the order of those two sentences, you'll have the answer to the question you asked in the second.
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This is also being discussed in the US officially blames Russia thread.
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What a chaotic rambling mess.
Really? My impression was, what blatantly superlative lying.
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He's still running against Hillary.
I don't think so. This is the genuine pathologic narcissist Trump. It's how he reacts to any and all criticism.
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If you reverse the order of those two sentences, you'll have the answer to the question you asked in the second.
I don't know where I hear this (If it was from someone on this board, I apologize for the plagiarism), the distinguishing characteristic of a Trump support appears to be how Trump says something, not what was actually said. I can't say I understand why that would be true, but it certainly appears to fit with my experiences. How else can he complete contradict himself between two sentences and still be heralded for it?
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That is CTist thinking.

It is smart to not escalate this kind of conflict. Trump recommends fixing IT system as to make hacking much harder. Is that bad advice? What better measures against Russia (and China, and Turkey, and France, and Iran...) spying on the USA?
Would you recommend that Russia (China, Germany, Turkey) take the same measures when they discover the USA are hacking them? Or do you deny that the USA is hacking them?
Yeah, but his proposed solution makes one wonder if he even understands the problem.

The DNC emails were a leak and the Podesta emails were a case of a user being tricked into giving away login credentials. Neither of those problems can be addressed by having a few IT guys make sure the latest security patches are all applied or tweaking their permissions protocol.
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Well, at least he is giving the appearance of pretending to divulge his more obvious conflicts of interest. Of course, even on the surface, the "complete separation" is laughable when two-thirds of the people controlling the trust are closely related to him.
Did you miss the sentence he threw in there that he doesn't have to do any divesting.
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