President Trump Interview With Tucker Carlson – 3/15/17…

During President Trump’s visit to Michigan auto-workers, Trump sat down with Fox News host Tucker Carlson for an extensive interview. The interview aired in two segments, with more scheduled for broadcast tomorrow. Thanks again to Fox News for their upload:

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207 Responses to President Trump Interview With Tucker Carlson – 3/15/17…

  1. Kelly says:

    I didn’t come factory equipped with patience. We’ll learn interesting things about the wiretapping over the next two weeks? Could we get a little info now?

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    • ALEX says:

      I like to think two things are going on. 1) He’s not on their schedule, which is bizarre they want this first 2) He wants to see what they have on any of this Russia fiasco.

      I wouldn’t turn anything over until they are done. Let’s see what the Intel and investigators are possibly hiding….

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    • SomebodyNobody says:

      I suggest you pick your hobby back up or an extra shift at work. People are going to burn themselves out.

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    • Libertyvibe says:

      Information here: Try link, it keeps getting censored: http://wp.me/p7kZHT-o8

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      • sunnydaysall says:

        Great stuff here, Libertyvibe!! And the timelines are proof enough for me! But how much proof is needed to satisfy the media and what exactly does the media describe as “proof”? I believe that Trump could hand it to them on a silver platter and it still wouldn’t be enough! Trump would not tweet he was “wiretapped” if he could not prove it… He is just not wired that way! And besides, the constant asking for proof is also an Alinsky tactic… The media will never accept any proof from President Trump just to keep the headlines rolling against him… And I did take offense at Tucker calling President Trump “untruthful”… Because Trump has never lied to us!

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        • Libertyvibe says:

          Thanks for feedback. No amount of proof will ever be enough. You would be amazed how many people have told me the link doesn’t work. It usually takes about 6 hours after I repost. Lots of censorship. Feel free to share. I’m not moneytized, I don’t care if people use it. I want the truth to get out.

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      • Libertyvibe, RE your comment on Hillary’s intent to go to war with Russia:

        This was not an END, this was the MEANS to declare Martial Law, under Obama’s expansion of the “authorized” powers, to create a dictatorship and thereby complete the Transformation of America.

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    • Charlie says:

      Patience little grasshopper.
      The master is teaching business negotiation.
      Let it sink in you’ll be surprised at what you learn.
      Once in a lifetime to see a masterpiece painted.

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      • Kelly says:

        One of the elements of what I do is negotiate for a living – on the opposite side of the table from landlords like Trump. I didn’t come factory equipped with patience. It was ground into me.

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        • Charlie says:

          “landlords like Trump”
          huh?

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          • Kelly says:

            Trump corporation owns portfolios. When a tenant decides to lease or to renew their lease, we are hired to negotiate on their behalf with the corporation/owner/landlord.

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            • Dr T says:

              That’s not very impressive dear .. many of us here have truly done amazing things in our lives and contributed to science and technology in addition to our communities and we are not here trying to “be right” all the time as unfortunately you seem to do at all times.
              As a female surgeon myself , I work 50 hours plus a week and I don’t particularly have extra time to attempt attention grabbing for myself on this or any other site . It’s not a great quality to be so insistent on “always being right” . Plus it detracts from the thread of these discussions when you do this. It’s unseemly and annoying . But then again , there are many attention seekers in all sites these days. That’s how they obtain their ego stroked instead of actual achievement.
              It’s really becoming quite silly since this is not about you at all .

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              • Kelly says:

                Thank you! Thank you for one of the best troll posts I’ve read to date. You possess incredible Sherlockian deductive reasoning skills as you seem to be able to form a complete psychological profile of me using one single post. It’s almost omniscient. If you are omniscient, would you please let me know what the Texas Powerball numbers are this week? I could use a new pair of shoes. And if you feel plucky and brave enough, share with me your surgical speciality and well as your affiliated hospitals. And for the sake of your own mental health, you may want to query yourself as to why such an innocuous posting as mine triggered you – triggered you so much so that you had to write a War & Peace response.

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                • dutzie60 says:

                  LOL, we were typing at the same time. Girl, you gave The Best slap down ever!
                  War & Peace πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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                • Dr T says:

                  I guess I hit a nerve there. I am definitely not a troll and neither are you as I’ve read many of your postings before and have liked /agreed with them . I do not have to share my surgical specialty nor hospital affiliations as you demand because I don’t feel the need to prove myself to you nor anyone in these forums. But your very specific response proves my point : everything is about yourself and your need for attention . It’s just annoying that’s all. And BTW, the author of Sherlock Holmes shared my surgical specialty ( hint) LOL

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              • skipper1961 says:

                Dr T,
                While many of your points are indeed, self-evident, maybe you could spare us the condescension? You seem like quite an accomplished person professionally, (I know the thought of intentionally breaching human skin, without having to defend one’s life) is COMPLETELY unnerving to me, and my hat is off to you. But you do realize that you spent extra time (that you don’t have) psychoanalyzing Kelly? Even I can sometimes restrain myself from criticizing others, when it seems SO warranted. /rant over..

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                • Maybe Dr T needs to have an intervention with a proctologist to find out which brain cell is in need of an operation, but then again…just sayin’.

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                  • Juzjon says:

                    Like George Carlin would say, “nothing is worse than a proctologist with poor depth perception” πŸ™‚

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                • Dr T says:

                  My post was no longer than yours. So no. It’s obvious that Kelly has some fans here. However it’s not over 1000 pages as she pretentiously wrote. It’s not about condescension. It’s about annoying behavior that is going over the line with her put downs on others here ( with the exception of her rude “fans” ).

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            • dutzie60 says:

              Kelly, I’m with you – re:patience – we’ve all been waiting for a long time to see things get done. I also have been the recipient of having the ‘left field’ thrown at me for making a quite IMO innocent statement. Mine was that it was difficult for me to listen and follow Kellyanne when she is interviewed due to her style of speaking. That turned into my having a problem and essentially I must be stupid. Sometimes a person just needs to use the ‘ignore’ button. Oops, we don’t have one. Wishful thinking. πŸ˜€
              Anyway, I like your comments so keep bringing all your good common sense to us.

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              • Kelly says:

                Thank you for this. πŸ™‚

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              • geri670 says:

                What I agree with you on are your comments about Miss Kellyanne. I was actually banned from a site for criticizing her. I can’t stand her. The way she drones on and on and on. Along with that she’s a low-talker, which I can’t stand. She’s a totally uninspiring speaker. When she comes on, I turn her off. Can’t listen for even five seconds! Ugh! Oh, and that haggard look she trots around…

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                • skipper1961 says:

                  geri670,
                  While we might not expect to see either Kellyanne, nor Mr. Bannon, in a calvin klein advert, they, along with Mr. Trump (and us), WON THE ELECTION!! Besides, how do you think ANY of us would look, trying to keep up with President Trump?

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    • Finalage says:

      The real clue is how quiet Obama has been and how suddenly even Joe Biden is saying nice things about Trump. Not a coincidence!

      Trump is all about timing. He wants to see if Obama comes out with something or what the committees come out with.

      Trump if you have notice is going after all of the impediments to his presidency. He slayed the tax issue and he’s about to take out the Russia issue. The Muslim Ban will be affirmed by the courts because they fixed the flaws in the first order. Trump wants to slay the media utterly. They’ve never dealt with the likes of him. MAGA!!

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      • Dixie says:

        Joe Biden said Trump didn’t think he’d win and wasn’t prepared to govern, but Biden thinks Trump should be given the chance to govern.

        A backhanded compliment if I’ve ever heard one.

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        • ladypenquin says:

          Biden has a total lack of self-awareness. “Governing” wasn’t something that the originators of the Constitution expected to happen – at least not by politicians, that was for the people – to govern themselves. Our derailment started decades ago – once the Federal government started consolidating and centralizing power in DC.

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        • joanfoster says:

          Sometimes you can’t take the “ass” out of “asshole”, Dixie. I saw that interview and wanted to slap that idiot Biden into next week.

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      • Sentient says:

        There were no flaws in the first order. At least not major ones. Maybe a little lack of clarity about green car holders. IMO, as soon as Gorsuch is seated, Trump will appeal the decision of the 3 judge panel of the 9th Circuit (against the first travel ban) directly to the Supreme Court in order to establish that the president can exclude pretty much whoever he damn well pleases – even discriminating on the basis of religion – and that non-citizens have no guarantees under our 1st amendment. I’m no lawyer, but I’ve watched Law & Order. That young lawyer out in Washington State who challenged the first travel ban really thinks he’s the cat’s meow, but his arguments were laughable to all but the 9th Circuit.

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      • ladypenquin says:

        Of course, I’d like to see the healthcare mess drawn and quartered, and a stake driven through any more garbage healthcare legislation. But that’s just me. The GOP-e has constantly betrayed us, and I’ve not seen anything to prove otherwise. All I have is more hope that President Trump knows he is up a den of vipers…

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      • Irons says:

        I wish I knew how to put my smiley guy applauding emotothingy on this forum Finalage because you earned it! Great post! πŸ™‚

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    • maiingankwe says:

      “…factory equipped with patience.”

      Now that was a good one, heck, it was great. Thanks for the good laugh and smile. Well said.

      Oh, and I feel the same way. It seems as if we are always waiting till next week, next month etc. It’s killing me!

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      • Fe says:

        I am on board with you and Kelly, it’s killing me waiting. So I just take a deep breath and mutter under my breath “hurry up hurry up hurry up”

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        • maiingankwe says:

          Me too. I just try to keep busy and after time has passed I ask why nothing has been said of yet. I don’t know how many times that happened over the campaign along with wiki leaks, anonymous, the NYPD on the child trafficking etc.

          It’s pretty much gotten to the point I just try and forget rather than get my hopes up. I figure if it does come out when they say it will, I will just be happily surprised.

          I know I was frustrated after the administration had promised a new EO to stop refugees, it took weeks, not days like they had originally said. I also knew no matter what they came up with a judge from somewhere would knock it down asap, which if I was president I would’ve ignored and pointed to the Constitution and what obama along with other presidents had done. Of course, there is a reason why I’m not president, and I know I would be acting on my emotions, which is no way to win. However, it would feel good.

          We have done a lot of winning though and for that I am very happy, very happy indeed.

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          • ladypenquin says:

            We could reminder ourselves every day – that it could have been Hillary, and that’s all it takes to give me a pick me up and get going. Not only is it not Hillary in the White House, but it’s a real man of the people; not a slimy, sleazebag politician.

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    • tellthetruth2016 says:

      IMO, Tucker was rude to our President and not as ” respectful ” as everyone was with Obozo ….. maybe it was called tough questioning, but he still seemed rude ….

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      • TJ says:

        I thought so too. He interrupted President Trump several times in. Very rude manner. POTUS even said “excuse me” one time while Tucker was interrupting him. The President should always be shown respect. Period.

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        • Dr T says:

          Yes he was rude and attempted to show how much more well informed he was than President Trump implying that perhaps the president hadn’t considered all information as well as he should have. Very very pompous . I was disappointed with Tucker. I thought he had left his arrogant ways behind. He underestimates President Trump’s brilliance .

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      • skipper1961 says:

        tellthetruth2016,
        May I beg to differ? I’ll admit a pro-Tucker bias, as I find him one of very few still watchable, at pox news corpse. I am trying to give Mr. Carlson the benefit of the doubt, in that I think he sincerely thinks President Trump has an acute “throne sniffer” detector. Lie the good Mr. Trump has said many times. “I don’t mind even negative press, as long as it’s TRUE!” I could be wrong, but I think Tucker will try to be HONEST “truth to power”. :et’s not forget, there are even some squishy republican(t)s who still watch pox news.I know Mr. Trump is big enough to see the value in a somewhat adversarial give and take.

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        • Mara319 says:

          Not saying Tucker was not honest. I’ve always liked him. But at last night’s presidential interview, Tucker should have addressed the president more as “Mr. President” or “Sir” instead of plain “you.”

          My two centavos.

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          • skipper1961 says:

            Mara319,
            I do agree that (just) the word “you” can be interpreted as combative or disrespectful. And since you pointed that out, duly noted. BTW, your dos centavos are just as valuable as mine.

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      • graciegram says:

        Tucker did the same thing with VP Pence. I’ve become pretty disappointed in Tucker. He can be a good interviewer without being rude and disrespectful.

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    • aguila2011 says:

      Excuse me, but who are you, your Highness?

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      • Kelly says:

        Hello! Who am I? Someone who obviously triggered you by posting an innocent statement. Tip: read an entire thread before lobbing an incendiary posting. You may be creating friendly fire.

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    • ZurichMike says:

      If you find yourself lacking patience, fry up some bacon and have it with two fingers of bourbon. Works for me! πŸ™‚

      “Dear Lord, grant me patience. But I want it right now.”

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    • amjean says:

      I think he wants them to sweat as to
      what Trump knows.

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    • bolshevict says:

      Infuriating that the “Russia” charges have been made and remade for 6 months, just now getting Congressional investigation….but Traitor McCain and Miss Lindsey “The Gimp” Graham were demanding Trump prove his statements about Obama wiretapping, with a “deadline or it isn’t true” 8-9 days after his statement.

      BTW, McCain is absolutely going berserk this week…”Rand Paul works for Putin” etc….I can’t WAIT to see what he is hiding, besides his alliances with Democrats and George Soros.
      He’s either a member of one of the local sex-perv clubs, financially corrupt or all of the above.

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    • kurtmandoo says:

      Buy an aftermarket patience pill.

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  2. mikebrezzze says:

    Don’t worry, Trump don’t bullshit, he’s got the goods on the bastards and he’s going to destroy them one by one! And do it so it inflicts the most pain and damage, enjoy!

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  3. Keln says:

    This was some good stuff. And proves Sundance’s analysis of the Healthcare bill correct, as far as Trump’s view of it. Something I have been trying to explain elsewhere on the internet for a week and have been meeting tons of push back on. But I really saw the logic in what SD was saying and it’s good to hear the President basically echo that argument.

    Trust Trump folks. Don’t get too focused on Ryan or the minutiae of the Bill he’s pushing. President Trump’s got this.

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    • ALEX says:

      I agree. I voted for Trump, not the wings of Republican Party. Many of these people look foolish. They are the legislators supposedly, but in my opinion a bunch of hacks.

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    • fleporeblog says:

      Keln you are absolutely correct! People that think that Ryan will push his agenda are wrong. The final bill will look nothing like the original bill. Also for those that don’t expect Phase 3 to happen, I said a few nights ago that the meeting with Elijah Cummings was critical to what our President wants to get done with Phase 3. Notice how he references it in the interview. Our President will attach it or something very similar to it with all the other goodies he wants to get done in Phase 3. Selling insurance across state lines, folks being able to group together to purchase insurance (farmers of America) and tort reform. Democrats will vote for it and more importantly we will have 60+ Senators that will vote for it.

      Everything for our President is about negotiating and applying the leverage between both parties. I am so grateful he finally reviled it tonight. Yes phase 1 is important but he is telling the American people that Phases 2 and 3 are not a pipe dream but a reality.

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      • Hollywood Bungalow says:

        And when Phase 3 is going thru Congress, I have a feeling our President will, if needed, have no problem flying to states like ND, WV, IN, MO, and others to get 60 votes. The pressure on those red state democrats in the senate will be immense.

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        • maiingankwe says:

          You’re right Hollywood Bungalow. VP Pence said on the Hannity radio show a short while back that he will be going to states to champion the new health care bill when all is said and done. I wouldn’t be surprised if POTUS did the same. It sounds completely plausible to me.

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    • Fe says:

      Well said Keln. The rally tonight was so important to hear PDJT spell it out, and how it’s all going to come together in three steps. He really wants to get to the tax cuts!! Me too me too!

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    • NYGuy54 says:

      My takeaway is that Trump is completely on board with the process Ryan outlined.

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      • amjean says:

        He may have been, however, due to
        the brain trust of those speaking out
        against it, Trump is listening and
        amenable to negotiation and change.

        In the final analysis, this will be
        Trump’s bill and it needs to be right.
        It will be very likely different than
        the bill initially presented by weak
        chinned Ryan.

        Personally, I want government out
        of the health care business.

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        • NYGuy54 says:

          Personally I don’t think the final bill will be significantly different because it has to pass as a reconciliation bill. This track where they repeal ACA and then replace it with a new bill seems to have the least chance of success.

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    • Pied Piper says:

      The thing is, Ryan is a dim bulb. Imagine if Gingrich was the speaker right now. I have listened to Ryan enough to know he is dumb and dumb people cause problems. Primary him out, Wisc.

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  4. CheshireCat says:

    “Wire tapping”, like “bugging”, has become a broad generic term that now days simply means listening in to someone without their knowing it at the time. So contrary to what the media and McCain types say, Trump was not saying there were necessarily any wires involved any more than if he had said his office was bugged it would have been a claim of insects of some kind.

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    • NJF says:

      The FSM spends all its time deconstructing every word of his tweets. They latch onto word(s) like wiretapping so they can “prove” POTUS is tenchnically wrong, and therefore a liar (according to them.) They also did it with the notion that “Obama wire tapped” him.

      This is why Nunes said, “you guys take his words too literally.”

      WE understand that his reference to wiretapping is meant as generic surveillance, and that Obama equals the administration.

      The FSM of course took Nunes’s comments literally, and promptly dismissed his entire point.

      Rinse and repeat. Fake news at its finest.

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      • ladypenquin says:

        You’re right, they use literal interpretation of his words to take him down, but logically everyone knows eavesdropping is eavesdropping no matter the method. Whether it’s “bugs” in the WhiteHouse or the guy attaching a gizmo gadget to a wall, the meaning is the same – listening in to private conversations. Of course, I’m still one who believes a phone is magic, so my input not worth much. πŸ™‚

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    • M.A. says:

      By taking the stance that Trump was ‘technically’ incorrect, they look like fools. Are we really back to ‘what’s the definition of is?’ Regular people know what President Trump means. Wiretapped, bugged, recorded, watched through a telescope and lipread, surveiled, whatever. He was spied on.

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      • tampa2 says:

        Recall, M.A., how CNN managed to get video surveillance of the meeting with PDJT, Bannon, and Kushner? Has that ever happened before? How? In my estimation, someone allowed it to happen. Deep State? Probably, likely.

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    • Sherlock says:

      You are correct, CheshireCat. He never mentioned phones, for example, or even voice communication, simply “wires”. That covers a broad range of surveillance, since virtually all communications at some point travel via “wire”, be it email, phones, computers communicating with one another, etc. “Wiretapping” in the traditional sense is no longer needed. NSA has access to every digital communication that in any way utilizes computers–phones, emails, internet traffic, money transfers, etc. It is not necessary to “tap” wires at a particular location any longer unless one is dealing with some sort of completely closed network.

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  5. Dekester says:

    How on earth does PDJT do what he does?He is on the Eastcoast, Midwest , the South and goodness knows where else, all in one day.

    I love the term used on this site. Congress Critters.

    Them Critters are fleas on noble lion known as PDJT.

    Reading his body language. Me thinks that Ryancare is going to be nothing like the rat has proposed, and the wiretapping…the revelations forthcoming may severely damage a number of prominent folks.

    Thank you.

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  6. rsanchez1990 says:

    He’s too diplomatic with Paul Ryan, ha!

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  7. MrE says:

    I think it’s safe to say that Our President is not a big fan of Ryancare – at all.

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    • NYGuy54 says:

      I didn’t get that at all. My takeaway was that he thought the process Ryan suggested made sense to him. And that he was open to ideas on how to get the best possible health care in place.

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  8. Joe Knuckles says:

    Trump looks healthier now. More rested. We take good care of our presidents.

    I like that Tucker challenged him, but I object to Tucker saying “but you can’t back it up” in regard to the wire tapping. Tucker doesn’t know that and besides, nobody can back up all the Russia, Russia, Russia nonsense either, yet it is accepted as fact by most media.

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    • Fe says:

      I fully expect a similar scene like what happened to Maddow last night re: Trumps 2005 taxes to happen to all of the arrogant azzhats who say “but you can’t back it up” re: the wiretapping. Stand back Tucker or else you may get egg all over that cute face of yours.

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    • justfactsplz says:

      President Trump does look healthier and more rested. I’m so glad he gets great care. It does like he maybe has had a skin cancer removed from the right side of his nose in this interview video.

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      • Joe Knuckles says:

        I assume they also have him on an exercise regimen. Gotta keep the big guy healthy now. He was killing himself on the campaign trail. So good to see him make it through that hell and come out on top. Now we want to keep him around for as long as possible.

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        • justfactsplz says:

          Yes. I worried about him on the campaign trail because he was keeping a grueling schedule and not eating right. He gets the best medical care, exercise professionals and dieticians now. Have I mentioned lately that I absolutely love my president?

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      • I thought the camera person and or the makeup person should be fired. There was some hate being acted out somewhere there. Also, Tucker appeared to have some marching orders from people who pay him a lot of $$$$
        Just my opinion.

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        • justfactsplz says:

          He deserves his own makeup person imo. During the campaign they had his skin looking all orange which it is not. They could have camouflaged the place on his nose or had the camera angel on the opposite side of his face. I hate the disrespect that is shown to our wonderful president.

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    • aguila2011 says:

      Yes, Tucker says some pretty stupid stuff. He’s young and has a lot to learn. I hope he can check his ego at the door and show the respect he should. He can still be a solid journalist and do that at the same time.

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      • nobaddog says:

        Yes he does. I get embarrassed for him every now and then. We will see how he does as time goes by. He has an advantage on us, he can watch his mistakes on TV and avoid doing it again. If he sees it as a mistake.

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      • louche9 says:

        Tucker’s not young; he’s pushing fifty, with college-age kids. He looks amazingly good for his age, and has cultivated the “preppy cute guy” persona well past its sell-by date, mostly because he could get away with it. He’s been around a long time, but has more experience as a pundit than as an interviewer.

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        • Dr T says:

          You are correct . He showed us his roadmap to retain our trust and support. He has it from the great majority of us , but there are some who are starting defections on the other side and those are the rinos and the democrats and independents . He cannot allow his base to be softened up. Hence, the rallies. Thank you President Trump

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  9. Charles says:

    Regarding Ryancare, at 10:08 into the first segment of the interview, Trump says “…For phase 3 were going to get some democrats, I believe…”

    The constant argument is “we can’t get 60 votes to repeal”, and Trump just said we can get some democrats in phase 3 which is the repeal/replace phase.

    Now “some” could be 3 or 4, which wouldn’t be enough democrats but the concept Trump just revealed is that some democrats are willing to get on board. We juts don’t how many and what do they like from phase 3. So instead of insisting Ryancare 1 is my or the highway, take it or leave it (and democrats and many republicans have said we’ll leave it) why not at least discuss/debate incorporating phase 3 into phase 1 and see how much Democrat support might be gained.

    Of course Ryan, et. al. will have to get a lot more specific about what phase 3 entails, but Ryan also promised a return to order and no more “pass it to find out what’s in it”.

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    • Trumppin says:

      President Trump also explained that in the interview , Trump stated that democrats will never vote to repeal obamacare no matter what the hc plan is as they have to face their constituents. But if we go the 3 step process by the time step 3 comes up obamacare is already basically repealed it is now voting on a bill that will included things democrats care about like going after drug pricing etc. This they will vote for or face their constituents ire

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    • ZurichMike says:

      What Democrat Senator will vote against lower prescription medicine prices? They Dems have been banging the drum on this for years (in theory only, of course). I am guessing Trump added this to phase 3 because it will come about right at mid-term election time, and there are many Dem Senators up for reelection who will be fearing for their political lives by then.

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    • NYGuy54 says:

      I suppose they could add certain things but it has to fall within reconciliation bill standards for them to include it in step 1

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      • Charles says:

        “but it has to fall within reconciliation bill standards”

        Ryan set it up that phase 1 would be a reconciliation bill because he didn’t believe he could get 60 votes, i.e. no Democrat support.

        Trump said he beileved Ryan’s phase 3 could get some Democrat support.

        Why can’t phase 3 be included in phase 1, so as to get democrat support, and then mayube have 60 votes, and then it doesn’t need to be a reconciliation bill.

        Trump said some democrats would support what’s in phase 3. Ryan has refused to negotiate/discuss moving what’s in phase 1.

        It seems to be Ryan who is insisting on the deal breaker phase 1. Maybe he really doesn’t it want it to pass.

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        • NYGuy54 says:

          So you want to try the full monty approach go in there with guns blazing see if it flies

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          • Charles says:

            “try the full monty approach go in there with guns blazing”

            That is exactly the all or nothing, no discussions allowed, attitude that is losing Ryan support, and not gaining any democrat support.

            I’d like to see it discussed. Shich part of “discussion” do you not get?

            Why can’t a discussion take place to see what “phase 3” provisions that some democrats like can be included in phase 1. Why can’t some of Rand’s provisions or Cassidy & Collins (and others) be “whipped” to see what votes they’d garner? The “full monty” defense of phase 1 “with guns blazing” approach is entirely Ryan’s.

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  10. Finalage says:

    As I said a couple weeks ago, Phase 3 will go through because Trump will negotiate directly with at risk Dems in 2018. The Dems will already have cover from their base by voting against Phase 1 (repeal/replace Obamacare) but they will seek cover for the general election by voting for Phase 3.

    The individual parts of Phase 3 are not controversial aside from the tort reform but that can be mitigated with the prescription drug benefit added to the package as Trump said. That’s the big sweetener.

    If the economy is booming next year, those Dems that are vulnerable will be clawing to get some type of vote with Trump to save their hides. It will be Phase 3.

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    • ZurichMike says:

      Ooops. Posted my comment in response to the post directly above yours before moving down the thread, and I said pretty much the same thing, only you did so much more comprehensively and elegantly.

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    • Phase 3 will never happen. Democrats will never vote against Obamacare period. They can also change the phase one process in the Senate, but that would mean Mcturtle would have to grow a spine. The whole thing needs to be scrapped and started over. Ryan should have never done this bill.

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      • KBR says:

        Saying that ignores phase two completely.

        It also ignores that Obamacare will not be popular with Democrat voters by the time phase three rolls around.

        Yes, I know Democrats are suicidally stubborn. But they also want to get reelected.
        If they fight for an Obamacare that has already crashed and burned for Democrat constituents, they won’t be reelected.

        “Among the 33 Class I Senators up for regular election in 2018, there will be 23 Democrats, 2 independents who caucus with the Senate Democrats, and 9 Republicans. If a Senate vacancy occurs between 2016 and 2018, there may be special elections before or during the 2018 election, depending on state law.”

        Twenty three 23 Dhimmi Senators up for reelection! Count ’em!

        **This should make it absolutely CLEAR to all that no Dhimmicrats whatsoever should be voted in by Trump supporters in 2018!**

        So then phase three will continue after they have committed full-on political suicide by which I mean there will be 60 (or more) Republican senators and 40 (or less) Democrat senators to see it through.

        I believe that by 2018, just next year, their illegal alien voter base will be decimated, and much intel-based computer-vote cheating will have been outed as well, and that their precious MSM propagandists will be no longer believed (or extant!) All this will be accomplished on time and under budget!

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      • Finalage says:

        Phase 3 is not a vote against Obamacare that was Phase 1. Phase 3 will be packaged as a vote for drug renegotiation. Dems couldn’t get that even under Obama. Vulnerable Dems next year will look for some cover to go into general election with. This will be a very enticing bill for them

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    • NYGuy54 says:

      That’s why I think Ryan’s process was extremely smart. People may not like the content but that can be debated. The one thing I do not want to see are politicians pontificating about how bad the bill is but do not have a process they think will get their version passed. That is not constructive.

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  11. MVW says:

    Lauren got press access to Sean Spicer’s gaggle, once, but was unable to ask a question. Meanwhile the Traitor Media asked their typical loaded or braindead questions.

    The ‘Press Briefing’ is a swamp, a swamp that needs draining. Here is her comments and the question she was going to ask, and I thought was a worthy question, which Tucker could have asked if he was smart enough, but he asked what he asked.

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    • A.D. Everard says:

      MVW – Wow – I very nearly did NOT click the play button of this because I rather assumed (my bad) that it would be “fluff”. That was a brilliant video! I would like to see more of this reporter. This video would (IMO) be worth a segment/article of it’s own. GREAT to see this kind of push back. Power to her for sure. Thank you for posting it.

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    • maiingankwe says:

      Lauren made some valid points, and I feel a good number of people need to contact Sean Spicer and his aides to let them know we’d really like to hear questions from the new media sites that have been allowed in. We are so sick and tired of the same old msm gotcha questions and the repetition and redundancy of them. Enough already.

      So yeah, I’m going to take a few moments and see if I can contact the right people at the WH web page and let them know how I’m really feeling. If I was able to add this clip above from Lauren, I’d do it in a heartbeat. Anyways, thank you for sharing this with us.
      Be well,
      Ma’iingankwe

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    • NYGuy54 says:

      That was remarkably well stated. Good job.

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  12. kltk1 says:

    Have to give Tucker credit, he’s tough on everyone but fair.

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  13. AndrewJackson says:

    Ok, back to Trusting Trump. I was and am definitely still worried on the phase 1 of healthcare. This interview was reassuring. I think the main thing people miss with Obamacare is that phase 3 will include the real alternative to obamacare which will cover your average working stiff and family. These are the people who are getting royally screwed by obamacare. Last time I checked, only a few million people were net paying into obamacare. Everyone else either got credits or was approved for medicaid.

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  14. wheatietoo says:

    I think Tucker was trying really hard not to swoon or slobber, in the presence of such Greatness.
    Heheh.

    So…at times he came across as ‘cold’ and ‘tough’.

    Pres Trump completely ignored some of his questions.
    Yes.
    Watch it again, if you didn’t catch that.

    Tucker would ask a detailed question…and Pres Trump just ignored it and said what he wanted to say.
    Hah!

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    • MVW says:

      “I think Tucker was trying really hard not to swoon or slobber, in the presence of such Greatness.”
      It was really the plane. /s
      Kidding, yes, I noticed Tucker was a bit stiffer than usual. Nice.

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    • jupitercomm says:

      My take, based on bits & pieces of their history. Kevin Spacey once said he was an incredibly selfish young actor, willing to screw over anyone, until he met Jack Lemon. That sorta thing

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  15. Mike diamond says:

    President trump is very smart, Obama messed everything up from a to z! The demo- rats look dummer every day! He maybe the best president we ever had!!

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  16. Rather than fall into their trap of diversion (the Russia Russia Russia meme), it would be far better to keep the narrative on the Clinton Foundation crimes and child trafficking/arms/drug trafficking in their face and front and center.

    Hillary laughs as our side is left to an endless defensive position of their false accusations of Russia Russia Russia baloney.

    For whatever reason our side refrains from speaking of such crimes, pushing the only real issue that will take down the enemy, pushing it to the corner of internet conspiracy theories. BiG mistake. More cowardice on our side. Instead the Russia denial “we’re innocent and here’s why” meme is everywhere and dominating independent news.

    The pedophile rings of DC and nationally going all the way to the UK government IS why they are pushing this Russia meme. A deep cover diversion. And our side is falling for it. It is a big mistake to let that opportunity go by. How refreshing it was to have General Flynn bringing it to the forefront. Too bad. He was stopped. I don’t buy his previous dealings would have caused any problems with Egypt and any such problems if so, could’ve been ironed out. After all, his new guy McMaster is balls to the wall pushing the Putin is the bogeyman narrative and hushing up about Islam. That has far worse potential for problems.

    In any case, THIS is where our power lies: expose and arrest the 30% of our government who are involved in this pedophile ring. It will literally cause such a blow then hit them with other stuff.

    Instead we get more of the same, hidden crimes. Crimes they are being blackmailed over. Crimes they know if are exposed they’re in deep trouble. The good people don’t believe it is happening and the 30% knows it is and doing their parts to keep it quiet.

    More wars = more trafficking and more bases = more places in which to hide it and operate from.

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    • *can replace the Russia Russia Russia meme with the new meme of “President Trump was wired tapped here’s proof” and whatever else Hillary and Deep State reporters replace it with. We just skipped right on through the revelations of the pedophilia in high places crimes. Subjects change from one week to the next and nothing gets resolved.

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    • ZurichMike says:

      Patience! Sessions has only been in office a few weeks. He needs to clear the decks and get some decent US attorneys on board to replace the Obama hacks, and convene federal grand juries moving in the right direction against the various crimes/criminals you mentioned. I expect things to get really bad for the leftist criminals by end of May or latest by end of June.

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      • Kelly says:

        Sessions is working like a mad man! And, he doesn’t self-promote which is wonderful. Also, he doesn’t announce: “hey bad guys, I’m coming to get you!”. No, he totally comes out of nowhere with all of the good to ensure a righteous conviction.

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        • svenwg says:

          As President Trump stated over and over again on the campaign trail, ‘Never broadcast what you are going to do to the enemy, that just gives them time to either flee or create a defence which only makes the intended mission harder or impossible. AG Sessions has taken that lesson to heart and is therefore the perfect appointment to help drain the swamp of all the monsters and evil bloodsuckers.

          Thanks for your always insightful comments.

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      • dbethd says:

        Yes! I would rather he be holding all the cards then make a move too early and the house of cards all come tumbling down. After I typed this, I thought, “I feel the same way about President Trump, even though I initially meant it for Sessions.”

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  17. KBR says:

    President Trump speaks very favorably of his meeting with Elijah Cummings, (who worked with Bernie Sanders to produce the following Bill called “Prescription Drug Affordability Act of 2015.”)

    https://www.sanders.senate.gov/download/text-of-prescription-drug-affordability-act-of-2015?inline=file

    And then says, “I’m gonna work…to put this bill, or shortly thereafter a new bill, bidding for drugs and prescription drugs.”

    Tucker Carlson thinks he means the Obamacare-ending bill currently being legislated, and goes immediately to that.

    Tucker did not grasp that President Trump was talking about a bill that has been already put forward by the Democrats (or a new bill very similar, but without the parts speaking about the failed Obamacare, no doubt.)

    I think this is important.

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  18. trapper says:

    I watched this last night. The part that struck me was when Pres Trump said that if the Ryan healthcare bill β€œhurts our people I won’t sign it” (from memory so might be just an approximate quote). That sat me up straight.

    Pres Trump has coaxed Ryan out to the middle of the Better Way high wire, and just pointed out that there’s no net down there. And I don’t think it is a trick. Trump expects people to do what they say, be honest, and do their jobs. Those who lie, are two faced, or incompetent trip themselves up, and Trump gives them center stage with a spotlight to do it in.

    Oh, and I especially liked the shout-out by Mr. Trump to his buddy Elija Cummings, who Trump said he likes, and his prescription drug importation bill.

    β€œRelax I’ve got this”? Oh, man! No kidding.

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    • Dr T says:

      Yes , he really is an amazing person and the brightest negotiator of our time . He has enormous love and respect for the forgotten men and women of this country wether they voted for him or not. Yes, that interview showed clearly that he’s got it down and will make changes accordingly so long as they don’t hurt us. Winning for us.

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  19. georgiafl says:

    President Trump is such a courageous, unflinching truth teller.

    So refreshing after decades of lies – especially the last * resident of the WH.

    *(long stream of expletives, perjoritives were deleted, much steam hissing, growling, scowling)

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  20. Benson II says:

    I know I read this on CTH who thought that Trump tweeted that to make the press look like fools if they tried to deny what he said since they’d been writing about it for weeks. Which is exactly what happened. I laughed about that for days. Carlson was tried to put him on the spot about it but it didn’t work out for him.

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