What Fresh Hell Is This?

February 17, 2017

On The Press Conference

So there was this press conference yesterday and Donald Trump was, well, Donald Trump.

The NYTimes has a transcript.

Stephen Colbert had some thoughts about it:

There were a few choice moments.

Like this one:
In response to a question Thursday about threats to Jewish centers nationwide, President Donald Trump called a Jewish reporter a liar, told him to sit down and later said anti-Semitism was coming from "the other side."

The exchange kicked off as Trump looked through the room at a White House news conference and asked for a question from a "friendly reporter."
And this one:
Over the course of the lengthy and bizarre news conference that President Trump held Thursday, few moments crystallized the unusual nature of his presidency as effectively as an exchange he had at the end with April Ryan of American Urban Radio Networks.

Ryan asked Trump if he would include the CBC in discussions about his agenda for addressing urban policy. The CBC, for those unaware, is the Congressional Black Caucus, a group of African American legislators that is often a leading voice on the Hill for issues dealing with the black community. Trump appeared briefly to be unaware of what the initials stood for, and so Ryan asked more pointedly.

“Am I going to include who?” he asked.

“Are you going to include the Congressional Black Caucus,” Ryan, who is black, asked, “and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus as well as …?”

“Well, I would,” Trump interrupted. “Tell you what, do you want to set up the meeting? Do you want to set up the meeting? Are they friends of yours? Set up a meeting.”
And let's all remember his take on the reporting about this White House:
The leaks are real. The leaks are absolutely real. The news is fake because so much of the news is fake.
I'll just leave it at that.


Bert Brockway said...

Ann Althouse:
If I were on the receiving end of that question, I’d say: Freedom of speech and the press is only a freedom to speak and to publish things, not an entitlement to be deferred to or shown respect. We all have freedom of speech, and if I criticize you — which I should do to defend myself, especially when you are distorting things — I’m exercising my freedom of speech. And I am speaking or writing to the people just as you are speaking and writing to the people, and the idea of the First Amendment is that the people get to hear and read it all, and they get to think for themselves and talk and write to each other, and we’re all involved in figuring out what is true and what is right. You see, you in the professional mainstream press want to filter it all and serve the people what you say is the truth, all pre-digested and gooey. But the people don’t want that sickly fast-food truth anymore. You can keep serving it, or you can figure out how to serve up something better, but you don’t dominate the truth market anymore, and you shouldn’t. And your effort to invoke law — the First Amendment?! Are you kidding?!! — to force all the other speakers and writers to stand down and let you have your old monopoly back? That’s just plain ludicrous, and I’m embarrassed for you that you would try to palm off an interpretation of constitutional law that’s so blatantly bankrupt."

You can search for the question... probably something to do with the entitlement of the MSM to be at the head of the queue at a presser.
Sell your MSM stock...still holding buggy whip and whale oil stock?

Deplorable Omega Supreme Cuck said...

Clown Nose Off
So Stephen Colbert is again a serious Political expert and not a comedian.

Deplorable Omega Supreme Cuck said...

Remember when Stephen Colbert had to shut down his show because his writers went on Strike because he is so smart.

Dayvoe said...

Oh, Cuck. I see you ARE a big fan of Trump's - your relationship with reality is just as tenable as his.

Here's a question for you: Did Stephen Colbert REALLY shut down his show because HIS writers went on strike? Or was it an industry-wide strike that effected about 12,000 (that's TWELVE THOUSAND) writers in the entertainment industry?

You gotta do your homework better, Cuck. You still look like an idiot when you post comments like that.

Deplorable Omega Supreme Cuck said...

"industry-wide strike that effected about 12,000 (that's TWELVE THOUSAND) writers in the entertainment industry"
Non Sequitur, So what.
Why does Stephen Colbert need writers when he is just so brilliant?
No Fox News/MSNBC/CNN shows shut down at that time.

Ol' Froth said...

ANd it claims something is a non-sequitur with a non-sequitur.