President Trump inspired it [‘send her back’] chant, but then says he tried to stop it by speaking faster although we know he enjoyed it for 13 seconds non-stop; gobbling it – ‘winning,’ then very long days later felt badly about it.
He says he disagrees with it, but it ‘was some chant’ – NEVER said sorry but ‘felt badly about IT’
“I never said it, they started it …” Shifting the blame like in ‘It wasn’t me.’
“I was not happy with it. I disagree with it,” Mr Trump said of the chant.
He did not elaborate on with what he disagreed.
“It was quite a chant and I felt a little bit badly about it,” Mr Trump told reporters on Thursday. “I started speaking very quickly but it started up rather fast, as you probably noticed.”
Why disowning it now? It has become too smelly …halitosis. The humongous – whole BIG and wide world backlash the ensued, that is obviously costing him dearly. Exposed!
‘if it walks like a duck , quakes like a duck – it is a duck and there is no way an orange would ever become an apple.
Call it by it’s name, also identify it by it’s nature – do not hang shiney objects on it for it is ugly beyond measure – it is RACISM.
Media outlets have come under fire for using a series of euphemisms instead of describing Donald Trump’s tweets at Congresswomen of colour as racist. Just sounds like someone talking while chewing plastic paper.
Trump’s nonsensical, unreusable quotes
“I’ve said if Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her.”
“You have a bunch of bad hombres down there. You aren’t doing enough to stop them. I think your military is scared. Our military isn’t, so I might just send them down to take care of it.” – Context: Donald Trump was talking to the Mexican president. This doesn’t bode well for international relations.
“You know, I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything….Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything.”
“You know, it really doesn’t matter what the media write as long as you’ve got a young, and beautiful, piece of ass.”
“Number one, I have great respect for women. I was the one that really broke the glass ceiling on behalf of women, more than anybody in the construction industry.”
“The only card [Hillary Clinton] has is the woman’s card. She’s got nothing else to offer and frankly, if Hillary Clinton were a man, I don’t think she’d get 5 percent of the vote. The only thing she’s got going is the woman’s card, and the beautiful thing is, women don’t like her.”
“Who wouldn’t take Kate’s picture and make lots of money is she does the nude sunbathing thing. Come on Kate!”
“I think the only difference between me and the other candidates is that I’m more honest and my women are more beautiful.”“I have never seen a thin person drinking Diet Coke.”
“I have never seen a thin person drinking Diet Coke.”
Most leading newspapers and news websites chose to report the president’s angry tirade targeting four leading Latino, black, and Arab Democratic lawmakers as “racially-charged” or similar.
Some, following an online backlash, have since rephrased headlines and introductions to toughen their language.
Mr Trump tweeted “progressive Democrat congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe… why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came”.
British Prime Minister Theresa May described the American president’s racist language as “completely unacceptable.” The two conservatives vying to replace her – Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and former foreign secretary Boris Johnson – both made similar criticisms.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told reporters yesterday, “That is not how we do things in Canada. A Canadian is a Canadian is a Canadian, and the diversity of our country is actually one of our greatest strengths and a source of tremendous resilience and pride for Canadians. We will continue to defend that.”
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern added, “Usually I don’t get into other people’s politics, but it will be clear to most people that I completely and utterly disagree with him.”
The tweets were directed at a group of four leading leftist Democrat representatives who have taken the lead in attacking his presidency in recent months.
Trump utters, runs his mouth on racist vocabulary and sounds like he was taught how to speak by an insect, behaves racist, therefore who are we to say he is not.
Benny Gantz’s Kahol Lavan party has hired a former strategist for Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton in hopes of strengthening its campaign to defeat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud in the upcoming September 17 election/Allison Kaplan Sommer, HAARETZ
Joel Benenson is a leading Democratic strategist and pollster who served as a senior strategist for Barack Obama‘s successful presidential campaigns in 2008 and 2012, as well as Hillary Clinton’s chief strategist in 2016, when she lost to President Donald Trump.
Hillary Clinton said the most important thing she learned from the Mueller report was ‘the Russians were successful’ in sowing ‘discord and divisiveness’ | Spencer Platt/Getty Images
One group has peered into the carefully guarded trove of President’s finances and would provide some insight — a team from Deutsche Bank AG.
Bloomberg: “Donald Trump doesn’t want anyone to see his tax returns. Not the public. Not Congress. But at least one group has peered into the carefully guarded trove and could provide some insight — a team from Deutsche Bank AG.
The bankers got a look before agreeing to lend to the Trump Organization in 2012 — access that was described by two people familiar with the interaction.”
“Imagine, Rachel, that you had one of the Democratic nominees for 2020 on your show, and that person said, you know, the only other adversary of ours who is anywhere near as good as the Russians is China,” Clinton told Maddow. “So why should Russia have all the fun? And since Russia is clearly backing Republicans, why don’t we ask China to back us?”
“And not only that, China, if you’re listening, why don’t you get Trump’s tax returns?” Clinton continued. “I’m sure our media would richly reward you.”
Her phrasing echoed a statement by Donald Trump about Hillary Clinton’s emails during the 2016 campaign. “Russia: If you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing,” he said at a July news conference in Florida. “I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press.”
“After a recent subpoena, Deutsche Bank was prepared to begin on May 6 turning over details to Congress about that relationship and its loans to Trump family businesses. Now, Trump and his family have sued to stop the flow of information.” – Hillary Clinton
The 72-year-old attacked overnight the media, a federal investigator and former FBI official, all while falsely claiming there “wasn’t any evidence” he committed a crime.
The 450-page document, released in redacted form on Thursday, in fact, outlined a dozen instances in which Mr Trump tried to obstruct the investigation; potential crimes Mr Mueller declined to reach conclusions on.
Fox News appears to be going down a conspiracy hole, with one guest questioning whether the US government used an “asset” to feed misinformation to a former Trump campaign aide in a ruse to later launch an investigation against the president.
Donald Trump has come a long way in less than four weeks with his Mueller report messaging. From “total exoneration” to “total bullshit”.
Donald Trump, the president of the USA, is now swearing in tweets – surely the first time ever a President has sworn in a public statement – to attack the Mueller report.
It’s a follow-up to his tweet below, in which he cautions against people who take notes. It appears to be a thinly-veiled swipe against his former White House counsel Don McGahn. The report detailed how Mr Trump was perplexed at the time about McGahn’s note-taking.
Donald Trump has tweeted for the first time this morning, furiously railing against “certain people” who provided written documentation to the special counsel investigation.
A follow-up tweet is incoming, but Trump is highly unlikely to provide evidence for the claim.
Opinion: Donald Trump tried to get his version of events out first.
Typically, it consisted of a single word, in a tweet, in capitals: “EXONERATED.” Today we finally got to see the authorised version and, to no one’s surprise, it consists of the direct opposite, but in a long report, in lower case, and hedged about with qualifications.
Robert Mueller, the independent counsel, did not conclude that the president committed a crime, but he also did “not exonerate him”.
The picture painted by the report is not a flattering one of the president. The verbatim account of his response to the appointment of Mr Mueller to investigate links between Russia and the Trump election campaign is colourfully plausible: “Oh my God. This is terrible. This is the end of my presidency.” Read more…
Sarah Sanders is making her way around the morning news shows attempting to defend the misleading statements she made to the public, which has been exposed by details revealed in the Mueller report. Here she is on CBS This Morning:
Another takeaway from the Mueller report: Mueller chose not to subpoena Trump The report states that the written responses by the president to questions from investigators were “inadequate”, including that possible questions over obstruction of justice being left unanswered. However, Mr Mueller said that due to the “late stage” of the investigation at the time, calling the president for testimony would cause a “substantial delay” and therefore one would not be issued.
The Kremlin has now issued a more extensive response to the Mueller findings. Unsurprisingly, it continues to deny any role in election interference and suggested the investigation was a waster of US taxpayer money. We regret the documents of this sort are causing direct influence on the development of Russian-US relations, whose condition leaves much to be desired,” Vladimir Putin’s spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said.
“Speaking less seriously I should say that in a similar situation our Audit Chamber would’ve certainly probed into what the taxpayers’ money has been wasted on. Anyway, it’s up to the US taxpayers to ask such questions.”
He added: “The latest version of the Mueller report contains nothing new. All that information had been published by different sources and mass media earlier.”
Here is the concluding paragraph of Robert Mueller’s report, outlining the reasons for refusing to draw “ultimate conclusions” about Donald Trump’s conduct. If specifically states that if investigators believed the president did not commit obstruction of justice, they would say so.
Here is how Donald Trump’s favourite TV show, Fox & Friends, is covering the morning’s coverage of the explosive Mueller report’s findings.
The chair of the US House Intelligence Committee was in London last year asking questions about people who have been investigating Donald Trump. One of his key targets was Christopher Steele, who had written the explosive dossier on Trump and the Kremlin that was given massive publicity.
Devin Nunes was particularly keen on who the former MI6 officer had contacts in the FBI and Justice Department. He asked to meet the head of MI6, Alex Younger, and his counterparts at MI5, Andrew Parker, and GCHQ, Jeremy Fleming.
Although it was far from unusual for the chair of the House Intelligence Committee to meet the heads of Britain’s security establishment, all three refused because they were wary, according to officials, of his motives. He had to make do instead with Theresa May’s deputy national security advisor, Madeleine Alessandri. Read more…
‘Oh my God. This is terrible. This is the end of my presidency, I’m f****d’
Meanwhile, Ivanka Trump is Instagramming her trip to West Africa, including a particularly striking image of her alongside US senators, including staunch Trump ally Lindsey Graham.
BREAKING: House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi has refused to comment on whether Congress could launch impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump in the wake of damning revelations in the newly released Mueller report. Read more…
Donald Trump, perhaps surprisingly, failed to stop to talk to reporters before departing for his private Mar-a-Lago club in Florida yesterday.
Another takeaway from Mueller’s report, and even more pertinent in light of Donald Trump’s continued allegations Hillary Clinton deleted 33,000 emails in order to cover up evidence of wrongdoing – a claim which the FBI has said had “no evidence” to back it up. The investigation was slowed by messages being deleted, including by Trump campaign officials As well as numerous guilty pleas from a number of people over lies told to Congress and the FBI during the Muller investigation, the report also registers the seeming frustration of the Mueller team that a number of potentially useful communications were deleted by those investigated. This included some people in the Trump campaign. “Some of the individuals we interviewed or whose conduct we investigated – including some associated with the Trump campaign – deleted relevant communications or communicated… using applications that feature encryption,” the report says.
As the highly anticipated Mueller Report was released, we gained some insight as to why the Special Counsel’s team declined to prosecute Donald Trump Jr. Trump Jr, Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort and others had participated in the infamous Trump Tower meeting in June of 2016 where a Russian lawyer claimed they had dirt on the Clinton campaign, “some official documents and information that would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia and would be very useful to your father.” Read more…
Trump Jr was offered “very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr Trump,” to which he replied, ‘if it’s what you say I love it’
So many questions to this tweet by former FBI chief James Comey, whose firing by Donald Trump was the reason Robert Mueller was appointed to investigate the president.
Presumably, this is a reference to the release of the Mueller report, but is the image for those who couldn’t “see the wood for the trees”? Or something to do with Trump’s infamous suggestion of raking forest floors in order to avoid forest fires?? …Green shoots???
Here’s footage of Sarah Sanders’ interview with Sean Hannity, in which she addresses her false claim there were “countless” FBI agents pleased to see the firing of James Comey. She then doubles down on the claim, saying it is “not untrue”.
Here’s a key portion of Robert Mueller’s report – on page 157 – in which investigators explain Donald Trump’s acts which “were capable of exerting undue influence” over the investigation.
Opinion: For months Donald Trump and his White House staff appeared to be losing the information game over the Mueller Report. At times last year, not a week seemed to go by without a former member of Trump’s election team or those close to him facing indictments, guilty pleas or court cases as part of the probe or its connected investigations. It only seemed a matter of time, amid regular angry tweets about the probe from the president, before the president found himself in hot water. But the Justice Department, and by extension, the White House, has been able to take back control of the narrative in a way that seemed extremely unlikely a few weeks ago – Independent
‘I’m f—ed’: Trump called Mueller appointment ‘the end of my presidency’
POLITICO, AIWA! NO!//”Everyone tells me if you get one of these independent counsels it ruins your presidency,” President Donald Trump said, according to the Mueller report.
President Donald Trump responded to news of special counsel Robert Mueller’s 2017 appointment by telling then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions that he was “fucked,” according to a redacted version of Mueller’s report released Thursday.
“Oh my God,” the president told Sessions, according to the report. “This is terrible. This is the end of my Presidency. I’m fucked.”
Trump went on to lambaste his attorney general for allowing Mueller’s appointment to happen, telling Sessions that the attorney general’s job had been to protect him and that Sessions had “let [him] down.” The president, according to Mueller’s report, asked Sessions: “How could you let this happen, Jeff?”
The interaction was recorded in notes taken by Session’s chief of staff, Jody Hunt.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein authorized Mueller to head the investigation in May 2017 in the wake of Trump’s move to fire then-FBI Director James Comey, who had been overseeing the bureau’s probe into allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin. Mueller’s appointment came after the president conceded that he had dismissed Comey with the Russia investigation weighing on his mind, an explanation that contradicted the White House’s initial explanation of the firing.
It was Rosenstein, not Sessions, who appointed Mueller because Sessions had recused himself from all Justice Department matters relatedto the 2016 election because of his prominent role as a Trump campaign surrogate and his interactions with Russia‘s then-ambassador to the U.S.
Rosenstein called Sessions to tell him about the appointment while the attorney general was with Trump in the Oval Office conducting interviews for a new FBI director, according to Mueller’s report. Sessions stepped out of the room to take the call, then delivered the news to the president, Mueller wrote in his report. Upon hearing the news, Trump slumped in his chair and lashed out at Sessions for his decision to recuse himself.
Trump told Sessions that his selection as attorney general had been his most important appointment and claimed Sessions “let him down,” according to Mueller’s report. The president contrasted Sessions with former Attorneys General Eric Holder, who served under President Barack Obama, and Robert Kennedy, who served under his brother, President John F. Kennedy.
“Everyone tells me if you get one of these independent counsels it ruins your presidency,” Trump said. “It takes years and years and I won’t be able to do anything. This is the worst thing that ever happened to me.”
Kellyanne Conway, senior counselor to the president, on Thursday pushed back on the narrative as recounted in Mueller‘s report, claiming she was surprised to read about the episode because it — along with other remarks attributed to Trump throughout the report — seemed out of the ordinary for Trump.
“I was very surprised to see that by somebody who‘s been here sparingly over the last couple years,“ she told reporters on the driveway of the White House. “I was very surprised to see that because that was not the reaction of the president that day when I was there. And he has never — there are words where the president is quoted throughout the report where he does not use those words. So I am not sure, you can ask the people about that.“
She contended that in all of her time working alongside Trump, she hadn‘t heard him express any kind of resignation despite the onslaught of criticism.
“He has never once on the campaign said, ‘I think we should resign, I am not going to run anymore, let’s just, I am done here. I can go back to my happy life, make billions of dollars,’“ Conway said. “He has never said that during the campaign and he has certainly never said it since we‘re here. He has never expressed that, ‘My presidency is over.’”