Sunday Talks: Treasury Secretary Mnuchin -vs- Self Described “Devils Advocate”…

Well, at least Jake Tapper defined his intent honestly in this interview where he explains his role is to advocate for the devil.  Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin talks with CNN’s Jake Tapper about President Donald Trump’s criticism of athletes kneeling during the national anthem and the the administration’s tax cut plan:

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53 Responses to Sunday Talks: Treasury Secretary Mnuchin -vs- Self Described “Devils Advocate”…

  1. Jim says:

    Sent my Senators an email today (Burr and Tillis) and asked: Do you support or condemn professional sports players disrespecting our American Flag? Will post their response, if I ever get one, on this site. MAGA.

    Liked by 5 people

  2. MakeAmericaGreat says:

    This is probably the Best Day Ever for Trump surrogates.

    You get to stand behind Flag, Country, Military and Anthem while your opponents are on the other side of those things.

    Mnuchin and Marc Short just killing it today. They are taking those patriotic softballs way over the fence. Short has some great lines against Chris Wallace on FOX News Sunday on the same issue.

    The Boss made it easy for the gents this weekend.

    Liked by 13 people

    • wolfmoon1776 says:

      Agreed. Funny how Obama protected his people on DEFENSE when they took the Fifth to keep him protected from the law, but Trump protects his people on OFFENSE by taking the heat himself.

      This is strategic for the Alabama fight as well. Trump actually has a sense of time depth on this one. Because Trump leads, it ENHANCES his backing of Strange in the primary, and adds cultural credibility to Strange. HOWEVER, if Moore wins, it benefits Moore in the long run to start the cultural food-fight NOW. So Trump basically deployed a universally winning move from the side of the board nobody was watching.

      Liked by 10 people

    • Grandma Covfefe says:

      We agree, MAG.

      Liked by 4 people

  3. Skinner says:

    The NFL, like the NBA, is pretty much Crips vs Bloods.

    These highly paid Victims of America are so tiring!

    Liked by 5 people

  4. jefcool64 says:

    Why ask the treasury secretary about the NFL? Nonsense like that just further proves the media perpetuates the breads and circuses of the American coliseum (Sports) and uses it as a battleground to avoid the real issues.

    Tapper had to give up that attack when Mnuchin stood his ground and repeated the same answer, it’s about. R-E-S-P-E-C-T
    No need to say anything further, watch the left implode today for failing to understand something basic like this.

    Liked by 15 people

    • paulraven1 says:

      Apoplexy. I predicted it. First of all, they can’t believe someone is fighting back. So unaccustomed to this, with no reference point for it, they’ll stupidly go full throttle in outrage thinking they can overpower us with the awesomeness of their collective shrieks. It’s always worked before, so why not? After the apoplexy and realization of defeat will come blockade of story along with casual and vicious sniping. They can’t engage the issue. No self-reflection whatsoever.

      I don’t think “bias” is the problem. This is more about how they see themselves — as a fourth branch of government with veto power over the other three. They don’t act like journalists not because they’re necessarily incompetent but because that’s not how they see themselves. They’re not journalists, they’re kind of free-floating power brokers operating at a higher level than the president, congress or courts.

      Liked by 12 people

    • wolfmoon1776 says:

      Great point about these “journalists'” straying ridiculously from relevant issues when they interview people. It’s a game of “agenda questions”, not seeking answers. And there is more chance of getting a usable, misinterpretable, sound byte, when posing questions to the WRONG people.

      This is one way to tell that we have FAKE NEWS now – not real news like we used to have, where only intelligent and relevant questions were asked. Off-topic questions, even at the beginning, used to be considered bad form – amateurish, unprofessional, disrespectful. About the only exception was emergencies, and then the expectation was still SOME kind of relevance in the answer.

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    • olderwiser21 says:

      Oh, Jakey boy – poor little perpetually offended maroon……..


  5. quintrillion says:

    Fake Rapper said the players are protesting oppression in American. No one is oppressed in America except those that oppress themselves by choosing deviant lifestyles.

    Liked by 12 people

  6. LBB says:

    Jake his usual nasty self. He seemed so disappointed he couldn’t talk more about the NFL. Then tries to find all the negative aspects of healthcare & taxed. Mnuchin solid , patriotic solid.

    Liked by 9 people

  7. backwoodsgirl123 says:

    Taking a knee=middle finger to America!

    And that finger needs to be broken. Someone gave me the finger once, and I reached up and grabbed it and bout broke it off!

    Maybe the guys in the locker room need to fix that knee so he can’t do that anymore. I guarantee you that when it starts hurting their bottom line, they’ll finally take notice and do something.

    Liked by 4 people

  8. MakeAmericaGreat says:

    Also, always have to give Sundance credit for including the Haggard Tapper photo. No post about him is complete without it!

    Liked by 8 people

  9. n1ghtcr4wler says:

    why is this wannabe journalist wasting time with stupid questions. he has the top guy on his show and is wasting time. what the fooook


  10. duchess01 says:

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  11. Binkser1 says:

    Well, the “devil” part is accurate.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. TexasDude says:

    Pittsburgh Penguins going!


  13. angusmcgeef says:

    The NFL is as entertaining as CNN is news.

    Liked by 2 people

  14. PDQ says:

    I read a statement that I agree with –> backstory to all of this is the false racist narrative started by front-man obama. They want civil war…well, guess what…all we need to do is turn of the boob tube, and not enter the stadiums.

    Buh-bye race-baiter…nice try.

    Liked by 2 people

  15. Mike diamond says:

    Jake tapppppppperrrrrr,has not a clue!!!!!Steve mnuchin is right on ! The N F L !!! Will loose millions ! People will quit watching football, no one likes Jake tapper !!!

    Liked by 2 people

  16. Mike diamond says:

    I this k Jake takes way too many anti-depresents!!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  17. DeplorablePatriotInCa says:

    I really like Steve Mnuchin. He doesn’t take any crap.

    Liked by 4 people

  18. Karma can bite NFL players. Though Mrs. Ford stated her support for her Lions, she stood tall during the anthem. Several Detroit Lions chose to simutaneously drop a knee at the same time. Bad karma? The last second winning touchdown for the Lions was overturned upon close review! The player “dropped his knee” before crossing the goal-line. Ooooops, bad.

    Liked by 1 person

  19. MaineCoon says:

    Where’s the team’s city permit to protest?

    No permit, no protest.

    Liked by 1 person

  20. JustSomeInputFromAz says:

    Secretary Mnuchin, Thank YOU!




  22. chbailey says:

    Rather weak opening from Tapper:
    “…but we’ll get to those in a section, er, second, rather, in a moment – within the section after the break that is scheduled in a few seconds. But right now, the question…even though it is outside of the topics for which you are, after all, here to provide insight into …is this, Mr. Treasury Secretary – President Trump seems to be calling for a boycott of the NFL. And, and… before you respond, I will play devils advocate ….but first, Sir, we’ll be right back after this break and at that time, within that section, I would like to pose a question to you regarding NFL social justice seeking football players going head to head with …”
    Off camera: snuffle, snuffle, whine, kerchief to nose, dab eyes, talking to self: “I will try to retrieve a section that had been scheduled for questions to actually do something but…Trump, Trump … …rabbit hole….where are my papers …Trump…..”
    And this is only at the two minute mark!


  23. omyword says:

    I let it be known on my FB page today to not ever and I meant forever post football stuff to me. I have friends who are yuge Pats fans and I point blank said you either with them or the country. Same withe the Steelers, Jaguars, the rest. I have more tolerance now for a toothache than all of the cry babies in th NFL. There is one noteable exception. THIS GUY


  24. Mike diamond says:

    Jake tapper over paid dude! He has not a clue!??????


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