Today, Drumpfenfarten went on a tirade that defies all logic and shows just how totally unhinged he is. I'll start with the full video below. Warning: It is almost 2 hours long.
Raw Story — President Donald Trump held a press conference today in which he once again boasted about his November election win and attacked the mainstream media for producing “fake news.”
But beyond the usual boasting and bashing, the president made several jaw-dropping statements that were surprising even by his standards. Below, we’ll go over the seven craziest moments at today’s press conference.
- Trump says that while the leaks coming out of his administration are real, the news stories being written about them are still fake news. When asked to explain the seeming contradiction in his desire to both crack down on leaks in his administration and to attack news stories based on those leaks, the president simply said the leaks from the administration were real, but the news they generated was fake.”The leaks are real,” Trump said. “The leaks are absolutely real. The news is fake because so much of the news is fake.”
- Trump falsely claims that his electoral college victory this past November was the biggest since Ronald Reagan’s. With 306 electoral college votes, Trump’s margin of victory last year was smaller than not only Ronald Reagan’s, but also George H.W. Bush’s victory in 1988, Bill Clinton’s two victories in 1992 and 1996, and Barack Obama’s two wins in 2008 and 2012.When confronted by this, Trump simply replied that he “was given that information,” without acknowledging that the information was false.
These are the first two of seven wacky moments in Drumpfenfarten's weapons-grade crazy press conference. If you don't have time to watch the video, these will give you a flavour of the press conference.
And there are a number of reactions to this so called press conference. In this first one, Shep Smith from Faux Noise lays waste to Drumpf.
Huffington Post — After President Donald Trump spent much of his Thursday press conference lecturing and demeaning reporters, Fox News anchor Shepard Smith defended the role of the media, reminding Trump that “you owe this to the American people” to answer reporters’ questions.
“It’s crazy what we’re watching every day. It’s absolutely crazy,” Smith said, summing up the Thursday face-off. “He keeps repeating ridiculous, throwaway lines that are not true at all and sort of avoiding this issue of Russia as if we’re some kind of fools for asking the question. Really?!”
There are some humourous reactions to take care of your pounding headache!
I tried to get one of the pictures over for you, but I couldn't manage it — kept getting an error message. (However Nameless has used it in his comment so I'm editing it in. Thanks Nameless) So have a look and pay particular attention to Ben & Jerry's All Natural Impeachmint Ice Cream.
According to another article in Raw Story most of which is not related,
CNN’s John King said he received a message from a Republican senator who wrote, “He should do this with a therapist, not on live television.”
At what was ostensibly meant to be the announcement of Trump’s new nomination for Secretary of Labor on Thursday, the president launched into a series of long-winded tirades where he lambasted the press, U.S. intelligence agencies, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and anyone else he perceives as hostile to his agenda.
There you have it! Drumpfenfarten at his
best usual . . . bluster, liar extraordinaire, xenophobic, racist, misogynist, and narcissistic self.
TC, I think we're going to have to find a new word other than InsaniTEA to describe the philosophy of Drumpfenfarten and his lock-step Republican minions.