American Pravda [WaPo] Interviews President Trump – Full Transcript…

American Pravda, aka The Washington Post, interviews President Trump in an effort to engineer the latest set of deep state sympathetic narratives. Here’s the transcript:

Phillip RUCKER: Thanks for taking some time with us. We wanted to start with a couple topics in the news today. Afghanistan, three troops were killed overnight in that roadside bomb. Can you explain why 17 years later we’re still there? Why are Americans still fighting there?

President TRUMP: We’re there because virtually every expert that I have and speak to say if we don’t go there, they’re going to be fighting over here. And I’ve heard it over and over again. We’re in the process of doing some — you know, as you know we are talking about peace over there with the Taliban, with the group of people that have a lot to do with it. They would like to see it after all these years, and we’ll see what happens. A little bit too early to say what’s going to happen. But we are talking about things. But it’s a very sad situation when I look — we have incredible people, incredible fighters. But we’re going to see what happens. We’re going to see what happens. But it’s very sad. I just heard about the three people this morning. Terrible.

RUCKER: Are you going to make it over there to Afghanistan?

TRUMP: At the right time I will.

RUCKER: Before Christmas, you think?

[TRUMP speaks off the record.]

DAWSEY: Last night, Mr. President, the special counsel’s team charged Paul Manafort with saying, they accused him at least of saying more lies, and ended his plea deal. People around you have told me you’re upset about the way he’s been treated. Are you planning to do anything to help him?

TRUMP: Let me go off the record because I don’t want to get in the middle of the whole thing.

[Trump speaks off the record.]

DAWSEY: Is there any version of that you’re willing to give us on the record in answer to that question?

TRUMP: I’d rather not. At some point, I’ll talk on the record about it. But I’d rather not.

[Trump speaks off the record.]

RUCKER: Mr. President, everyone in Washington is talking about whether there is going to be a shutdown by the end of the year and what you would do to have a deal – what kind of terms you would set. And we’re wondering, what would you accept from McConnell or offer to McConnell in order to get some border wall funding before the year is over?

TRUMP: We think we need it – we don’t think; we desperately need a wall. –

RUCKER: But what would a deal look like?

TRUMP: I think that’s been shown better than ever in the last short period of two weeks – that we need a wall. I see the Democrats are going to want to do something, because they understand too. Those pictures are very bad for the Democrats. We’re not having a wall because of the Democrats. We need Democrat votes to have a wall. Now, if we don’t get it, will I get it done another way? I might get it done another way. There are other potential ways that I can do it. You saw what we did with the military, just coming in with the barbed wire and the fencing, and various other things.

RUCKER: So it’s the Democrats’ fault that — what’s happening at the border over the weekend with the tear gas and the families trying to rush over?

TRUMP: No, it’s the Democrats’ fault that we don’t have a wall, because they never gave us the vote. They just wouldn’t give us the vote.

We almost had a deal, except when – I mean, actually, it wasn’t their fault, wasn’t our fault, it was on DACA. We almost had a deal, and then the judge ruled shockingly in favor of Obama’s signature, when even Obama said what he’s doing is not legal. Essentially, he said, it’s not going to hold up. But when the judge ruled, all of a sudden it was like, that’s the end of that deal. But we were very close to having a deal — $25 billion for a wall and various other things on the border. And DACA. And when the judge shockingly – you know, the Democrats never thought they were going to win that, and then you had another couple of judges rule, and then you had judges rule the other way. It’s going to be settled I assume in the Supreme Court. But we were close to having a deal on DACA until that ruling.

DAWSEY: Is there anything specific that you would take from McConnell for — to end this fight?

TRUMP: It’s not a question of take from McConnell. McConnell is a friend of mine. We get along great. We’ve had a fantastic relationship. We’ve had a big success. We’ve had a lot of success. Hopefully today we’ll have another success [in Mississippi]; we’ll see happens.

TRUMP: I did 4’oclock, 9 o’clock and one in the middle. Based on the enthusiasm we saw there I think we’re going to do very well, but we’ll see. I know one thing: If she loses, I’ll be blamed, and if she wins, I’ll be given no credit. That’s the only thing I know.

But anyway, do you guys want something to drink?

DAWSEY: We’re okay, thank you.

TRUMP: Go ahead.

DAWSEY: You said yesterday when you were leaving that you were skeptical of a climate change report that the government had done. Can you just explain why you’re skeptical of that report?

TRUMP: One of the problems that a lot of people like myself, we have very high levels of intelligence, but we’re not necessarily such believers. You look at our air and our water and it’s right now at a record clean. But when you look at China and you look at parts of Asia and when you look at South America, and when you look at many other places in this world, including Russia, including – just many other places — the air is incredibly dirty. And when you’re talking about an atmosphere, oceans are very small. And it blows over and it sails over. I mean, we take thousands of tons of garbage off our beaches all the time that comes over from Asia. It just flows right down the Pacific, it flows, and we say where does this come from. And it takes many people to start off with.

Number two, if you go back and if you look at articles, they talked about global freezing, they talked about at some point the planets could have freez to death, then it’s going to die of heat exhaustion. There is movement in the atmosphere. There’s no question. As to whether or not it’s man-made and whether or not the effects that you’re talking about are there, I don’t see it — not nearly like it is. Do we want clean water? Absolutely. Do we want clean air to breathe? Absolutely. The fire in California, where I was, if you looked at the floor, the floor of the fire they have trees that were fallen, they did no forest management, no forest maintenance, and you can light — you can take a match like this and light a tree trunk when that thing is laying there for more than 14 or 15 months. And it’s a massive problem in California.

DAWSEY: So you’re saying you don’t see the —

TRUMP: Josh, you go to other places where they have denser trees — it’s more dense, where the trees are more flammable — they don’t have forest fires like this, because they maintain. And it was very interesting, I was watching the firemen and they’re raking brush — you know the tumbleweed and brush and all this stuff that’s growing underneath. It’s on fire and they’re raking it working so hard, and they’re raking all this stuff. If that was raked in the beginning, there’d be nothing to catch on fire. It’s very interesting to see. A lot of the trees, they took tremendous burn at the bottom, but they didn’t catch on fire. The bottom is all burned but they didn’t catch on fire because they sucked the water, they’re wet. You need forest management, and they don’t have it.

RUCKER: Mr. President, there’s a lot of economic news, too.

TRUMP: Yes, we’ve got a lot of news there.

RUCKER: The gains from the past year in the stock market, many of them, there’s been a correction. GM is closing some of its plants, laying off a lot of their workers. You said when you campaigned in Michigan that none of the plants would close and now one of them will. —

TRUMP: No, no, but we have plants moving in, too. We do.

RUCKER: — So what are you going to do about this, and are you nervous about a recession occurring?

TRUMP: No, I’m not because what I’m doing is I’m doing trade deals. The trade deals take a little time. The fact is I think — I disagree with the Fed. I’ve been open about that. I think the Fed is a much bigger problem than China. I think that China wants to make a deal very badly. I think we’ll either make a deal or we’ll be taking in billions and billions of dollars a month in tariffs and I’m okay with either one of those two situations. But I can tell you that China wants to make a deal. I can tell you that other countries want to make deals because they know that I’m not playing around. The USMCA was a very well-received deal. That got done and a lot of people said it wouldn’t get done. We’re making great trade deals. We lose $800 billion a year with trade.

RUCKER: So who should be held responsible? You mentioned the Fed, but when Harry Truman sat here he had that sign that said the buck stops here. —

TRUMP: Oh, I’m not blaming anybody.

RUCKER: — But Mr. President, it doesn’t seem to stop with you.

TRUMP: I’m not blaming — look, I took recommendations. I’m not blaming anybody. But I will tell you, at this moment in time I am not at all happy with the Fed. I am not at all happy with my choice. I think we have to let it go. You know, if you look at — China is being accommodative. The Euro and Europe is being accommodative. We’re not getting any accommodation, and we’re also paying $50 billion, we’re paying down our liquidity, is — you can make the case it’s a positive thing in one way, but another thing it snaps your liquidity. So I’m doing deals and I’m not being accommodated by the Fed. I’m not happy with the Fed. They’re making a mistake because I have a gut, and my gut tells me more sometimes than anybody else’s brain can ever tell me.

RUCKER: But you’re the president, sir.

TRUMP: I’m not blaming anybody.

RUCKER: Okay.

TRUMP: I’m just saying, I’m not happy with the Fed. So far, I’m not even a little bit happy with my selection of Jay. Not even a little bit.

DAWSEY: Mr. President, you’re —

TRUMP: And I’m not blaming anybody, but I’m just telling you I think that the Fed is way off-base with what they’re doing, number one. Number two, a positive note, we’re doing very well on trade, we’re doing very well — our companies are very strong. Don’t forget we’re still up from when I came in 38 percent or something. You know, it’s a tremendous — it’s not like we’re up — and we’re much stronger. And we’re much more liquid. And the banks are now much more liquid during my tenure. And I’m not doing – I’m not playing by the same rules as Obama. Obama had zero interest to worry about; we’re paying interest, a lot of interest. He wasn’t paying down — we’re talking about $50 billion lots of different times, paying down and knocking out liquidity. Well, Obama didn’t do that. And just so you understand, I’m playing a normalization economy whereas he’s playing a free economy. It’s easy to make money when you’re paying no interest. It’s easy to make money when you’re not doing any pay-downs, so you can’t — and despite that, the numbers we have are phenomenal numbers.

DAWSEY: Mr. President, your national security team is going to the Hill tomorrow to brief senators on Saudi Arabia and Jamal Khashoggi. I’ve heard from Senator Graham, who I know you were with yesterday, and others, that they want stronger punishment on Saudi Arabia, tougher sanctions. Do you want them to impose that or do you think that would be deleterious to our —?

TRUMP: I’m going to listen to what they say. They’re all friends of mine and I get along with them great. I’m going to certainly listen to what they have to say, Josh. In the end, though, they’re spending massive amounts of billions of dollars. If you look at Iran and what they do, and you look at many other countries – I don’t have to embarrass other countries by saying it – if you look at what they do, it’s a rough part of the world. It’s a dangerous, rough part of the world. But they’ve been a great ally. Without them, Israel would be in a lot more trouble. We need to have a counterbalance to Iran. I know him. I know him well, the Crown Prince. And, by the way, never did business with them, never intend to do business with them. I couldn’t care less. This is a very important job that I’m doing right now. The last thing I care about is doing business with people. I only do business for us. Somebody said, well, maybe they’re an investor in one of his jobs. The answer is no. But I just feel that it’s very, very important to maintain that relationship. It’s very important to have Saudi Arabia as an ally, if we’re going to stay in that part of the world. Now, are we going to stay in that part of the world? One reason to is Israel. Oil is becoming less and less of a reason because we’re producing more oil now than we’ve ever produced. So, you know, all of a sudden it gets to a point where you don’t have to stay there.

RUCKER: Sir, do you hope to meet with the Crown Prince when you’re in Argentina at the G-20 later this week?

TRUMP: Well, it’s not scheduled, but I certainly would. But it is not scheduled.

RUCKER: And why have you taken his denials for ordering the killing of our colleague, Jamal Khashoggi —

TRUMP: I haven’t taken anything.

RUCKER: — over the evidence that the intelligence community has gathered?

TRUMP: Phil, I haven’t done that. If you look at my statement, it’s maybe he did and maybe he didn’t. But he denies it. And people around him deny it. And the CIA did not say affirmatively he did it, either, by the way. I’m not saying that they’re saying he didn’t do it, but they didn’t say it affirmatively. I’m saying this: We have $52-a-barrel oil right now and I called them about three months ago, before this whole thing happened with Khashoggi, and I let him have it about oil. We were up to $82 — probably two and a half months ago — we were up to $82 a barrel and it was going up to $100 and that would’ve been like a massive tax increase and I didn’t want that. And I called them and they let the oil start flowing and we’re at $52. In fact, now I’m being blamed for traffic jams. This was the greatest. Actually in the Palm Beach Post, they had a thing that I’m causing traffic jams because they have the –

DAWSEY: I wondered what paper that was. I saw you tweeted that.

TRUMP: It’s the Palm Beach Post.

SARAH SANDERS: Guys, we have just maybe one more question.

RUCKER: Sir, you just said, maybe he did, maybe he didn’t, but are you getting the best advice and the best information from the intelligence community and on the climate issue from your experts in the government, because you’re doubting what they’re saying?

TRUMP: Phil, I’m getting advice. I’m the president of this country. I have to do what’s the best for our country. We have a very important ally in Saudi Arabia. We have an ally that has tremendous oil reserves, which are — frankly they can make prices go up and down, and I want to keep them down. We have an ally that’s investing billions and billions of dollars in our country. They could very easily invest $110 billion, $450 billion overall over a period of time, fairly short period of time. $110 billion in military. Russia and China would love to have those orders and they’ll get them if we don’t. They’ll have no choice, but they’ll get them if we don’t. So I take everything into consideration, and again, he totally denies it, and he denied it to me on three different occasions, on three different calls, and a lot of other people deny it, too. Did he do it? As I said, maybe he did and maybe he didn’t, but in the meantime Saudi Arabia’s spending billions and billions of dollars in the United States, and I want them to spend it here. I don’t want them to spend it in China and Russia.

DAWSEY: You’re scheduled to meet again with Vladimir Putin at the G-20. Do you think he was within his rights to challenge the Ukrainian ships? Do you —

TRUMP: I am getting a report on that tonight, and that will determine what happens at the meeting. I’m getting a full report on that tonight. That will be very determinative. Maybe I won’t have the meeting. Maybe I won’t even have the meeting. We’re going to see. But depending on what comes out tonight, we should have a pretty good indication on exactly what happened tonight at about 6 o’clock.

RUCKER: Should that aggression concern people here?

TRUMP: I don’t like that aggression. I don’t like that aggression at all. Absolutely. And by the way, Europe shouldn’t like that aggression. And Germany shouldn’t like that aggression. You know they’re paying 1 percent, and they’re supposed to be paying much more than 1 percent.

RUCKER: So are they not doing enough? TRUMP: They’re absolutely not doing enough. Germany? Absolutely not. Many of those countries are not doing enough toward NATO. They should be spending much more money.

RUCKER: I know we’re short on time, but we would just love to get your thoughts on the Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker over at the Justice Department.

TRUMP: He’s a fine person.

RUCKER: Has he been fully briefed on the Mueller investigation, the status of that?

TRUMP: That I don’t know.

RUCKER: And has he talked to you about it?

TRUMP: I can tell you that Matt Whitaker is a respected man. He’s doing an excellent job. We’re looking at possible attorney generals right now. And within — I will tell you, within the Justice Department he is a highly respected person, and he’s doing a very good job. I also think he’s a very good person. I think he’s a very good person. And he had a reputation for being, I think he was six years in Iowa as the U.S. attorney. He had a reputation for being very strong, very smart, very good.

DAWSEY: Has he talked to you about the Mueller investigation at all?

TRUMP: We don’t talk very much. I mean, I haven’t spoken to Matt very much. I put him there. But we speak really very little. The Mueller investigation is what it is. It just goes on and on and on.

RUCKER: Would you commit right here to letting Mueller continue his work until the investigation concludes?

TRUMP: This question has been asked about me now for –

KELLYANNE CONWAY: A thousand times.

TRUMP: — almost two years. And in the meantime, he’s still there. He wouldn’t have to be, but he’s still there, so I have no intention of doing anything.

SANDERS: Alright. Thanks, guys.

TRUMP: Okay? Thank you, fellas.

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163 Responses to American Pravda [WaPo] Interviews President Trump – Full Transcript…

  1. So who wrote the questions for the WaPo “reporter” to ask, Joseph Goebbels, Tokyo Rose or Baghdad Bob?

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    • Edward Bernays. He taught anti-American “journalists” all about “public relations” aka PROPAGANDA.

      In fact he also gave goebbels lessons too.

      Yep. May the Creator damn them all to a deep hole. In space.

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      • Deplorable_Infidel says:

        “May the Creator damn them all to a deep hole.”

        It is going to be in the earth, not in space, where people will be able to look down and see them in hell.

        Isaiah 66:22 For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the LORD, so shall your seed and your name remain.
        23 And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the LORD.
        24 And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh.

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        • Deplorable_Infidel says:

          “they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the men that have transgressed against me”

          One of the holes (I think there are three) to look down into hell is going to be in Edom, I am looking for the verse. This happens at the second coming of Christ to the earth, when he returns to set up his Kingdom.

          Deuteronomy 32:22 For a fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn unto the lowest hell, and shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on fire the foundations of the mountains.

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          • Deplorable_Infidel says:

            “going to be in Edom”

            Anyone can look up the Edom verses, too many to go through.

            Isaiah 34:5 For my sword shall be bathed in heaven: behold, it shall come down upon Idumea, and upon the people of my curse, to judgment.
            6 The sword of the LORD is filled with blood, it is made fat with fatness, and with the blood of lambs and goats, with the fat of the kidneys of rams: for the LORD hath a sacrifice in Bozrah, and a great slaughter in the land of Idumea.

            7 And the unicorns shall come down with them, and the bullocks with the bulls; and their land shall be soaked with blood, and their dust made fat with fatness.
            8 For it is the day of the LORD’S vengeance, and the year of recompences for the controversy of Zion.

            9 ¶ And the streams thereof shall be turned into pitch, and the dust thereof into brimstone, and the land thereof shall become burning pitch.
            10 It shall not be quenched night nor day; the smoke thereof shall go up for ever: from generation to generation it shall lie waste; none shall pass through it for ever and ever.

            – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

            Ezekiel 35:15 As thou didst rejoice at the inheritance of the house of Israel, because it was desolate, so will I do unto thee: thou shalt be desolate, O mount Seir, and all Idumea, even all of it: and they shall know that I am the LORD.

            Ezek 36:5 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Surely in the fire of my jealousy have I spoken against the residue of the heathen, and against all Idumea, which have appointed my land into their possession with the joy of all their heart, with despiteful minds, to cast it out for a prey.

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          • Deplorable_Infidel says:

            “This happens at the second coming of Christ to the earth, when he returns to set up his Kingdom”

            Isaiah 30:27 ¶ Behold, the name of the LORD cometh from far, burning with his anger, and the burden thereof is heavy: his lips are full of indignation, and his tongue as a devouring fire:
            28 And his breath, as an overflowing stream, shall reach to the midst of the neck, to sift the nations with the sieve of vanity: and there shall be a bridle in the jaws of the people, causing them to err.

            29 Ye shall have a song, as in the night when a holy solemnity is kept; and gladness of heart, as when one goeth with a pipe to come into the mountain of the LORD, to the mighty One of Israel.
            30 And the LORD shall cause his glorious voice to be heard, and shall shew the lighting down of his arm, with the indignation of his anger, and with the flame of a devouring fire, with scattering, and tempest, and hailstones.
            31 For through the voice of the LORD shall the Assyrian be beaten down, which smote with a rod.

            32 And in every place where the grounded staff shall pass, which the LORD shall lay upon him, it shall be with tabrets and harps: and in battles of shaking will he fight with it.
            33 For Tophet is ordained of old; yea, for the king it is prepared; he hath made it deep and large: the pile thereof is fire and much wood; the breath of the LORD, like a stream of brimstone, doth kindle it.

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        • Big Jake says:

          Pagan propaganda.

          You worship a demon not God.

          “Know this first…”

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          • Big Jake says:

            EVERYONE is salted with fire. EVERYONE.

            Fire is good. It’s is how one becomes righteous.

            There are only two types of trees. A good tree CANNOT CANNOT CANNOT bear bad fruit.

            Scripture is 10,000 levels deeper than your cherry picked verses you don’t understand.

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            • Big Jake says:

              It is.

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              • kiskiminetas says:

                Big Jake the calling of the Christian is to strive to be conformed into the image of Christ. We are to love others unconditionally. God’s word specifically states that it is God’s job to judge people for the wrong things they and we do (judge not lest you be judged by God). We may not like that but Christians are called to be merchants of peace.

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                • Deplorable_Infidel says:

                  Romans 12:14 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.
                  15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.

                  16 Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.
                  17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.

                  18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
                  19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

                  20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.
                  21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

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                • lydia00 says:

                  Guess we should get rid of the courts. Unless you want to quote Romans out of context, too.

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            • Deplorable_Infidel says:

              “Scripture is 10,000 levels deeper”

              2 Peter 1:20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.

              2 Peter 3:15 And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;
              16 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.

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  2. snarkybeach says:

    the failing WaPo gets a rare interview with the President and they ask him about Kashogghi? they have lost their minds…

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  3. Free Speech says:

    Every person of my age, who learned in school growing up how we were better than the USSR because we had free speech and their media lied to their people, should wake up and realize. Our MSM IS Soviet era Pravda.

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    • Tall Texan says:

      It’s worse. They choose to be that way willingly. They are not compelled as was the case in the USSR.

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      • Q sent me says:

        Hmm. *I* don’t know they’re not being compelled.

        Might not be by a government agent directly of course!

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        • kiskiminetas says:

          They are compelled and is not by those in government but rather those outside of government with money and power. You take the forbidden fruit and you obey your masters or you get reprimanded like general McMasters did. They killed his father. These people are on life support and they know it. The walls are closing in on them and they will try to do something.

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          • Benson II says:

            I don’t see any walls closing in on them at all. I’m very disappointed in the many people who claim to support President Trump who still go about their life as if it’s only his fight. Millions still support network news with their cable subscription even if they don’t watch it as if not watching is the answer while millions are being brain washed because they are still spewing their hate and lies. Millions of Trump supporters still support Netflix that now thinks child porn in cartoons is okay and they hired a liar Rice and Obama and his wife to do specials. Millennials think socialism is fine who’s schooling them differently? Not media or any other social platform. I truly feel like President Trump is alone while we sit around and wait for the next election cycle. Unless we find an effective way to bring the media to account or replace them at least in part he truly is alone in trying to get his message out about what he’s accomplished. We have lots of comment warriors but what are they doing to actually help our President and bring those misinformed truthful information? The internet is not enough. Those who are misinformed seek out only those who deal in more lies on the internet. We need truthful information being broadcast into American homes daily so eventually the truth gets through to everyone. Our chances of success are at least tripled if we could do that.

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  4. Jenevive says:

    Why speak off the record to the WaPo he have to know it gonna
    leak somehow. Why even give them the interview maybe he could
    give some lesser known media outlet an interview instead of WaPo?

    Were Sarah and Kellyanne in the room as witness to what was off the record?

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    • petszmom says:

      i agree. it is a waste of time to spend even 3 minutes with subversive types like wapo. raise OAN’s profile or a small town outlet by choosing them and watch things change.

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “Why even give them the interview”

      So he has some ammunition against the Main Sewer Media, if the hammer ever drops on them for their subversive propaganda activities.

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    • I had the same thought. I would never say anything to WaPo “off the record”.

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      • I agree. It will be leaked.

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        • PoCoNoMo says:

          Just a guess, but maybe that’s just what POTUS wanted?

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          • H.R. says:

            I suspect you are right. This isn’t President Trump’s first rodeo.

            Countless pressers show us that when he’s “not sayin” he just stonewalls and repeats things like “Not now” or “You’ll find out later” or “I’m not going to discuss that.”

            As soon as I saw those [off record] in the transcripts, I was thinking, “Suckers!” It’s something he wants out.

            Remember, if it’s something he wants out there, the YSM won’t do it, thus his tweets. But how can they resist not putting something out when he says he doesn’t want [whatever] publicized?

            They can’t! Mission accomplished. Water unwittingly carried by the YSM for VSGPDJT.

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        • Newton Love says:

          > “… It will be leaked.”

          And by Thursday, if not by Friday!

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    • cthulhu says:

      Because the entire point of the interview was to put those talking points out “off the record.” This was a total setup, and I just know it’s going to be enjoyable when the trap slams shut. It could be something easy-peasy like, “I had Gina Haspel brief me on Thursday about XXXX” — then when anybody, anywhere cites that, pointing out that she wasn’t in the WH visitor log and no such briefing took place — and couldn’t have been reported with such specificity without a leak of off-record material — and the only person not in on the joke was the WaPo reporter. It could be something more damaging.

      All that “Off-the-record” stuff in the transcript is total stagecraft.

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      • Newton Love says:

        > “… All that “Off-the-record” stuff in the transcript is total stagecraft.”

        Trump plays the media like a cheap violin in the hands of a maestro.

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  5. Niagara Frontier says:

    Ten questions asked and answered after Sarah Sanders said “…maybe one more question….” So much for following instructions and respecting the office and the President’s time.

    As for the President going “off the record” multiple times with the WP, I trust he knows that nothing is ever off the record with these scumbags. Their promises are worthless.

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  6. fleporeblog says:

    Not sure how many read the interview with Corey and Bossie.

    Really excellent interview with Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie with our President. The interview is from a few months ago. Our President is very candid throughout.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6429935/amp/Trump-rips-Obamas-administration-spying-campaign.html#click=https://t.co/bFpPCFlKbB

    From the article linked above:

    THE PRESIDENT: The greatest enemy of this country is Fake News. I really mean it. It’s hard to believe they get the word out and they stick with it. It is collusion, because they work together. You’ll see some things, like a certain phrase will be used, and they’ll stick together, and if it doesn’t work, they’ll go onto the next thing.

    And they’ll all do it in unison. The newest one, that started last week, was “chaos in the White House.” It’s very dangerous what’s going on with the media. Very dangerous. And you’ve gotta have a lot of different outlets.

    THIS IS A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF OUR PRESIDENT GETTING THINGS DONE!

    THE PRESIDENT: You know what that letter was? I said we’re going to terminate the crummy (South Korean trade) deal. So, Lighthizer (Robert, United States Trade Representative), he’s great, comes in and says he won’t even call us back, sir. I said that’s great, tell them they have another two days, and after that I’m going to tax their cars. 25 percent on every car that comes in.

    So Gary (Cohn) said, “Oh you can’t do that!” He’s a globalist. And he keeps saying oh you can’t. So I called up and I read it to him, I said here’s the story: We’re going to terminate your deal. It’s going to be terminated next week. I’m going to tax every goddamn car you sell.

    So this guy (Lighthizer) walks into my office, and he says sir what happened? South Korea is calling me and begging me to come over and make a deal.

    They wouldn’t even return my call. What happened? That was me! Then I’ve got to listen to this s**t. And if I didn’t do that, this country would be in trouble.

    CL: If the American people could only remember you for one thing, what is the single greatest achievement so far of your presidency?

    THE PRESIDENT: So, I would say that it would be the economy, and that means a whole lot of things. That takes care of regulation, taxes, everything. So, number one would be the economy and putting people to work.

    More people are working today than in the history of our country. Millions and millions of people who were never working before. More people working today.

    And the other thing would be judges. When I got here, I had 145 judges (vacancies), and Court of Appeals judges. The reason is President Obama, for whatever reason, got tired or bored or something, and when I came here, I had 145 judges! We’ve gotten 68 approved, and you’ll get the exact number but I think it’s 68. That’s a big deal.

    When I finish, if I go just by a normal attrition rate, you know, judges retire, they leave office for various reasons including health and age, it’s possible that I’ll have replaced more than 50 percent of the judiciary. Not including, so far, looks like two Supreme Court judges. He should get approved.

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  7. Reality says:

    Oooh dear….why would Don talk to a paper that hates him. You only give them credibility when you do that Don, the aim is to marginalise them, read your Alinsky, repeat that 100 times until it sinks in. What good comes of questions dripping bias? Zilch.

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    • Deb says:

      Please don’t call him Don, that’s a snarky term used by leftists. You give them an interview because you are open and honest with nothing to hide. Then when they ask shallow and petulant questions, it makes them look disrespectful and biased. In other words, you hoist them onto their own petard. It’s what PDJT does.

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      • Reality says:

        “you hoist them onto their own petard”.
        Don’t be silly, that’s not how ABC,NBC,CBS,MSNBC,CNN will report it for the 30 second bite on the evening news. It will be “Trump defends, Trump denies”.
        Hoisting on petards is restricted to analysis by Trump supporters, that doesn’t make the evening news.
        This is a rare media error by the Don.

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        • Deb says:

          The entire PDJT compaign should have failed then, according to your analysis. They have been bashing him since he came down the escalator. And yet here we are, arguing about whether or not his chosen tactic works, when it’s been proven to work time and time again. By your logic, he shouldn’t even be the President.

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          • Reality says:

            So many straw men in one paragraph is unusual. Not making it up would be a good start.
            You entirely miss the point. Hopefully the Don’s advisors will not allow him to validate the importance of a culturally marxist newspaper again.

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            • Newton Love says:

              “Reality”
              What’s your goal here?
              Are you here to talk-down PDJT?
              Are you hear to support PDJT?

              So far, you’ve done a lot of whining about how you don’t like PDJT’s strategy with the hostile press. Did you just wake up in a Troll birth bag? PDJT has pwned the media since he rode down the escalator in the Trump Tower.

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    • Richard Burley says:

      Credibility to whom? They are not winning hearts and minds, they’re losing them. Every time they speak or write, they lie and they lose credibility. Let them say whatever they want, because you can’t stop them. Who really listens to them anyway? Not me. You? Really ‘Reality’? Grow a pair.

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    • Richard Burley says:

      His name and title are President Donald John Trump. NOT DON!!!!!!!!

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    • Richard Burley says:

      The more you speak the more you sound like a lefty loon.

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  8. Redhotsnowman says:

    I won’t get that ten minutes of my life back. Amazing how the professional “journalists” can waste such a precious opportunity.

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  9. iconoclast says:

    Spiro Agnew had a word for these types: nattering nabobs of negativity.

    History will little note nor long remember them.

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  10. Sentient says:

    You guys ok with a government shutdown? Because I’m totally ok with a government shutdown. And not for a lousy $5B in Wall funding. Demand the whole enchilada – $25B – upfront, appropriated, not just “authorized”. Why have to fight that fight again down the road? Demand it all and refuse to sign any bill that doesn’t have it.

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    • Redhotsnowman says:

      I think we deserve a good HHS department shutdown.

      Liked by 2 people

      • Sentient says:

        For now that’s all that’s possible because everything else has (unfortunately) been funded. That’s probably not sufficient leverage though to get the $25B.

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    • I have no problem with a govt. shutdown. They are useless anyway and it will show it won’t make any measurable difference. Plus, Trump would have the upper hand shutting down congress to fight to protect America’s borders, national sovereignty, and our citizens, which the uni-party will have to refuse to defend.

      And there is no compromise or “deal” to be had to do their job in defending our country they took an oath to serve, in exchange to reward illegal foreign nationals with a path to citizenship for violating our nation’s sovereignty. No way. It is their job to protect this country and its citizens, not foreign law breakers. In exchange for nothing.

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  11. President TRUMP: “We’re there because virtually every expert that I have and speak to say if we don’t go there, they’re going to be fighting over here.”

    They are fighting us because we’re in their country. It’s Vietnam 2.0. This is why the Comamnder-In-Chief is the head of the military and not the so-called “experts” who have had us there for nearly 18 years. And for what? It is a vicious merry-go-round. They form terror groups because we’re there, so we send more of our soldiers, they kill our soldiers, and that’s the excuse for staying there. Stop listening to the generals. You don’t work for them. They work for you. There is nothing to win in Afghanistan. Ask the British and the Russians. If Trump doesn’t get us out of Afghanistan and the Middle East, it’ll ruin his presidency like all the others. Not our problem. Stop the insanity at our expense.

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    • Sweet Old Bob says:

      Were you in Nam ?
      You do know the military won that war and the politicians threw it away ?

      Liked by 9 people

      • Joe says:

        Don’t forget the traitor Kronkite. After we WON the Tet offensive he declared we lost.

        Burn in Hell Walter!

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      • Newton Love says:

        Sweet Old Bob,
        I’m convinced that “Committee of Safety” is a big fat slob of a Troll.

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        • I beg your pardon? Why would you say something like that. There are two views it seems and that is you either want our troops to stay in Afghanistan or you don’t. Most Americans said they wanted our troops out and that was Trump’s position before. So we’re all big fat slobs for having that opinion, including the other posters who feel the same way? Gee, thanks for the tolerance of an opposing opinion.

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    • railer says:

      Yes, Trump needs to find an exit strategy for Afghanistan. He has to show progress in pulling back from all these foreign wars, particularly in Afghanistan.

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    • That answer bothered me and i think it is indicative of what is going on with Trump. It seems like he still has not realized he is the President and wields the power, which is one thing Obama had no problem doing. So, now he is listening to the bureaucrats around him and believing them

      End that war now…it seems like he makes a decision and lets himself be talked out of it and changes his mind. Is he insecure? Or what? He needs to follow his instincts, which is when he wins, and not listen to the experts, which is when he loses. I voted for him because he didn’t listen to the experts…. hmmm…

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      • The combined IQ’s of the generals he is now listening to does not amount to even a rounding error compared to his. He should realize he, like his uncle, is very smart and they, simply put, are very stupid. And after 17 plus years in Afghanistan an utter failure and monument to the stupidity of man.

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      • railer says:

        Here’s a problem here, and perhaps THE problem. India and Pakistan are both nuclear powers and previous enemies at war, and Afghanistan is a point of struggle between them, mostly Pakistan seeking to use it to leverage their position. We’re rearranging our relationship with both, getting more pointed with Pakistan and drawing closer to India. It’s a touchy situation, one I can see we’d like to avoid abandoning right now. I’d like to make identifiable progress re the greater strategic position though, and not just blind nation building, which is not fruitful of itself.

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    • Of course you are right, but some people just don’t want to hear it. They don’t even believe any of it when it comes from the U.S. Army War Collage.

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    • Buck says:

      Very telling indeed!
      Mr President, find you some NEW “experts” that aren’t Globalist shills for the MIC!
      I think we’ll find, if we’re not killing people all over the world, they’re not as interested in killing us here at home.
      Let all of Afghanistan’s neighbors get bogged down there at the costs of trillions of dollars and thousands of lives.
      Let’s rebuild our country first!

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  12. merlintobie says:

    I wish there was more talk on about election integrity in this country and less talk about dead foreign nationals killed in a foreign country.

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  13. “President TRUMP: We’re there (Afghanistan, now in year 18) because virtually every expert that I have and speak to say if we don’t go there, they’re going to be fighting over here

    Dear Mister President,
    These are not experts. They are the incapable of ever learning anything reruns of Lyndon Baines Johnson, Robert Starnge McNamara and the Bundy Brothers. If on the matter of Afghanistan, you listen to these “experts”, then on the matter of the economy and trade, you might as well listen to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez .

    “If we quit Vietnam, tomorrow we’ll be fighting in Hawaii, and next week we’ll have to fight in San Francisco”.
    – Lyndon Baines Johnson

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “virtually every expert that I have and speak to say if we don’t go there”

      That is just our VSGPDJT giving lip service to the shadow government. He knows those “experts” are just glorified neocon shills.

      “The Shadow Government is a system that manipulates Washington, DC behind the scenes, that operates beyond the control of Congress, that even dictates the actions of the president and affects the daily lives of every American. It is real and has been growing in complexity for over sixty years. While the American people work long hours just to survive and make ends meet, the Shadow Government spends billions of dollars on secret operations, overthrowing governments and engages in covert wars that kill thousands – all without any vote or say by the American people; the people that pay the taxes the Shadow Government uses to fund these operations.

      While their Congressmen and Senators promise they will make their lives better and improve their difficult standard of living, these same Congressmen vote for billions of dollars in military and covert action programs, taking contributions from the lobbyists of connected Shadow Government military industrial corporations. The people starve while the kings shower themselves with gold.”

      https://www.fortheloveoffreedom.net/

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  14. JX says:

    “Would you commit right here to letting Mueller continue his work until the investigation concludes?”

    And when would that be, Rucker? There are no termination criteria specified.

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  15. Pentagone’s Afghan-centric belief system:
    1) All roads start in Afghanistan.
    2) All roads end in Afghanistan.
    3) The Sun revolves around Afghanistan.
    4) The Moon revolves around Afghanistan.
    5) The Stars revolve around Afghanistan.
    6) If the United States does not keep sufficiently large troop mass in Afghanistan for the rest of eternity, the orbital stability of the Earth will become profoundly unbalanced and all Muslim terrorists will slide into the United States.

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “6) If the United States does not keep sufficiently large troop mass in Afghanistan for the rest of eternity”

      Than the CIA loses grip on their most profitable opium poppy growing region on the planet.

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      • ezpz2 says:

        Bingo!

        I remember reading many years ago that over 90% of the world’s opiates, both pharmaceutical and black market, come from the poppy fields in Afghanistan.

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      • paper doll says:

        Exactly. Follow the money.

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      • Reality says:

        There is only one reason to be in Afghanistan, the lesson of Al Qaeda supported overtly by a sovereign govt.
        Al Q became virtually a government department and untouchable there, with access to things govts have access to. An Al Q bought nuke was not out of the question at all. When the Taliban run the place again (and that’s inevitable) we’ll see who they nurture.

        Do US taxpayers ever wonder why the US has dollar burning bases in the UK, Germany and Italy all about 10 minutes flying time from each other?

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      • Newton Love says:

        (Natural) Opium scrapings from Afghanistan used to make heroin, but it was dangerous to acquire and ship.

        Evil despicable chemists figured out how to make synthetic heroin in a lab. Just get a space in an abandoned warehouse, some chemistry lab equipment, and a real chemist (not just some dumb meth-cooker) and you can have synthetic heroin (oxycontin, tramadol, et cetera) in a constant supply in any city in America.

        It’s not (natural) opium derived heroin, but the addicts love the synthesized heroin just fine. No more risk factors or transportation costs from Afghanistan.

        Synthetic heroin has all but killed the Terrorist drug trafficking. (No more CIA sales products!)

        But wait! there is more.

        The evil chemists thought, can we make our synthetic heroin more potent than (natural) opium derived heroin? Why sure!

        Viola! Fentanyl. Fentanyl is 100 times stronger than morphine. No wonder there are so many overdoses! The addicts don’t know how to cut their “new” dope to their old level.

        Next, the evil chemists invented Carfentanil, an opioid 100 times stronger than fentanyl. So Carfentanil is 100 x 100 = 10,000 times stronger than morphine, and can be manufactured in any town in America.

        In the US, Carfentanil is not classified as a drug. It is classified as a bio-weapon. even 1 micro-gram of Carfentanil will kill a human. Imagine a blast spreading Carfentanil powder into the air upstream from a major US city.

        This IS THE NEW DRUG World Reality.

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  16. zooamerica says:

    Great read!

    Dawsey sets trap question after question, and President Trump bulls right through them like a Peterbilt truck.

    I love it when President Trump runs over the Bezos Post.

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  17. fleporeblog says:

    As for the Border Funding, I don’t give a RATS ASS what Mitch McConnell wants. I am a fan of the Turtle. Our President will shut part of the government down if the $5 billion dollars is not included in the final Appropriation Bill. The great news is that every other Appropriation Bill was passed and signed by our President on September 30th. This shutdown will only effect HHS.

    With the illegals rushing our Border, let the Democrats tell the American people why they aren’t supporting the funding. THEY WILL ABSOLUTELY GET DESTROYED! Our President will leave that shutdown in place for as long as needed. He will not sign that bill without the funding.

    DEMOCRATS WILL HAVE TO CONCEDE THE WH IF THEY DECIDE TO PLAY HARDBALL IN 2020!

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    • You need to fix the line “I am a fan of the Turtle.”

      Well, I am NO fan of the bassturd myself anyway… 😀

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      • fleporeblog says:

        Lol! The bastard found my soft spot 😉

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        • KittyKat says:

          McConnell’s pick for Senator from Alabama, whom the president sided with, likely would have won …

          20/20 hindsight whereas the president demonstrated wise foresight. He must have been disappointed his voters didn’t vote for the candidate he rallied for. Lesson learned, not to be repeated, I hope.

          McConnell does know a thing or two about winning. The one reason I’ve always sort of liked him is that he drives Democrats bonkers. I’ve always thought that indicated he had to be doing something right.

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      • Benson II says:

        Without his help President Trump would not have accomplished what he has. Does anyone know what someone else in that position would have done or not done? President Trump has been able to work with what he has and we’re damned lucky McConnnell didin’t oppose him at every turn whether for his own agenda or not.

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  18. On the seemingly never ending matter of Afghanistan –

    “Although we have seen stupid haste in war, there has never been a case of a nation benefiting from a prolonged war”.
    – Sun Tzu

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  19. calbear84 says:

    Remember all the hard hitting interview questions WaPo lobbed at Obama? Yeah, me neither.

    Liked by 6 people

    • paper doll says:

      Indeed. They didn’t interview PT, that was an interrogation.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Newton Love says:

        > “… that was an interrogation.”

        And like a Kung Fu Master, they never layed a glove on him. He used their clumsy attack energy and turned it against them. The WaPo left battered and bruised, and when they leak his “off the record” comments, they will be bloodied once more.

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  20. zooamerica says:

    I read an article in the Wall Street Journal yesterday (Monday) about AMLO…Mexico’s soon to be President.

    They called him a “Nationalist” in the opening paragraph. The rest of the article read like your typical daily hit piece on President Trump, but AMLO was the target.

    He gets sworn in on December 1st, only 4 days from now.

    Mexico’s new congress does not get sworn in until September 1st 2019.

    Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is a Nationalist and a Populist.

    Poll: 70% of Mexicans have had it with the migrant caravan

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/11/poll_70_of_mexicans_have_had_it_with_the_migrant_caravan__and_some_are_getting_out_the_bats_and_sticks.html

    AMLO has every incentive to BUILD THE WALL.

    70% of the People in Mexico don’t want more caravans from South America coming through their country.

    Who’s going to pay for The Wall?

    Mexico…it will be on their land and the US congress won’t be able to do anything about it.

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  21. G. Combs says:

    WHY the war in Afghanistan?
    1. Because the banksters and the Military Industrial Complex makes MEGA $$$$

    2. It REMOVES ALPHA MALES from the American gene pool.

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    • Buck says:

      US Military is already scraping the bottom of the recruitment barrel here at home to find new cannon fodder. Something like 70% of all Americans under 35 do not qualify for military service. Obese kids, drugs (Legal and illegal), mental issues, and criminal records don’t leave for much even after lowering qualifying standards repeatedly. Better economy also hurts recruiting.
      Probably another reason our borders have been open for so long.
      MIC needs an unlimited supply of soldiers.

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  22. On staying in Afghanistan – and for what, another 17 plus years? – please, Mr. President, listen to Ronald Reagan, Sun Tzu and Alexis de Tocqueville, NOT leftover has been generals from Bush and Obama (and it sounds like even LBJ). They will do you in, Mr. President as the American people don’t like wars, especially extremely stupid ones.

    1. The United States should not commit its forces to military action overseas unless the cause is vital to our national interest.
    2. If the decision is made to commit our forces to combat abroad, it must be done with the clear intent and support needed to win. It should not be a halfway or tentative commitment, and there must be clearly defined and realistic objectives. [turning 7th century throwbacks into Jeffersonian democrats is NOT a realistic objective]
    3. Before we commit our troops to combat, there must be reasonable assurance that the cause we are fighting for and the actions we take will have the support of the American people and Congress.
    4. Even after all these other tests are met, our troops should be committed to combat abroad only as a last resort, when no other choice is available.
    – Ronald Reagan

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  23. huecowacko says:

    “Off the record?” Nothing regarding PDJT is off the record with these people, they’ll leak his travel itinerary hoping for the worst.

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  24. ltravisjr says:

    I would rather he do an interview with Lara Loomer and share a link to the transcript via Twitter.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Newton Love says:

      > “I would rather he do an interview with Lara Loomer …”

      I would rather PDJT do what he did. I strode into the Lion’s Den, and “bearded the Lion.”

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  25. zooamerica says:

    I love President Trump’s response at the end of the Wa(Bezos)Po interview about firing Mueller.

    TRUMP: — almost two years. And in the meantime, he’s still there. He wouldn’t have to be, but he’s still there, so I have no intention of doing anything.

    ——-

    He’s one smart cookie, our VSGPT….(Very Special Genius President Trump)

    I read the other day that Mueller’s $30 million (so far) American taxpayer funded “investigation” could now extend well in to 2019.

    Then I read how Alan Dershowitz thinks Mueller’s final report will be “devastating.” Double whammy…bad news, right?

    WRONG!

    AFTER Mueller releases his final “devastating” report….

    President Trump can simply declassify the documents and put a nice big wet blanket on Mueller’s dumpster fire.

    You don’t declassify the documents BEFORE Mueller’s final report, you declassify AFTER Mueller’s final report.

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    • gueppebarre says:

      I hear what you’re saying, and agree with you if this is the progression of events, but it is rather possible that the main reason the Mueller report will never be forthcoming and the investigation will not end is for this very reason. The Mueller activity is the DS’s insurance policy that these documents will not be de-classified.

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  26. Gary Lacey says:

    MR president are you going to remove the club from Mueller’s hands
    TRUMP: This question has been asked about me now for –
    KELLYANNE CONWAY: A thousand times.

    Why do the MSM think firing a corrupt special prosecutor is end game for Trump?
    I entertain the thought of Mueller doing time in prison for violating suspects rights.

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  27. zooamerica says:

    Speaking of Mueller…Drudge’s current front page headline is “MUELLER CORNERED?”

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  28. Tiffthis says:

    How many articles did Jamal write for WaPo? Why do those turds pretend to know what the CIA told the president or his advisors?

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  29. WSB says:

    Would someone please tell me why these effing pissolists keep egging the President about if and when he is going to Afghanistan?

    On the one hand, they want to know why we are atill there, and then smack afterward, they want to know if he is going and when? Has Brennan issued a bounty or something?

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  30. JustMe says:

    I noticed he didn’t actually answer the question of whether Whitaker talked to him about the Mueller investigation. Which means he has. Which makes me happy. 😉

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  31. Lulu says:

    I don’t think it’s possible to hate the media more than I do. Notice in the Afghanistan questions he seems anxious to get the President over there to what enable an attack on him overseas. Same thing with the media when he was in France. They seem to be trying to set him up for our enemies.

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  32. paper doll says:

    “RUCKER: Are you going to make it over there to Afghanistan?
    TRUMP: At the right time I will.
    RUCKER: Before Christmas, you think?”

    What, so you can tell the hit squad ? Ever since we’re been there, every US official made a surprise visit if they went at all… But President Trump has to announce his? Give me strength.

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  33. American Male says:

    Philip Rucker, that fat, nasally, sniveling POS, what a waste of flesh, why didn’t HE get any “fan mail” from the guy living in a van down in Florida?

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  34. jimmy matho says:

    RUCKER: Would you commit right here to letting Mueller continue his work until the investigation concludes?

    hahahahahahahahhaha
    could you imagine being this batcrapcrazy?…..what a loon!!!
    frothing at the mouth!!!
    it’s 2 years on and they still want Trump to Vow !!!
    hahahahahahahahaahhaah
    these people literally are pathological

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  35. Michael Droy says:

    Pravda by the way is nowadays one of many anti-Putin newspapers in Russia. Has been for years.
    (Yes I know, all the Russian media is personally controlled by Putin, blah blah blah)

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  36. lydia00 says:

    The swamp is getting to him because he is human. Start wearing out your Senators and congressman. Wear your state out about voter fraud. State Dept just hired a neverTrumper spokesperson. WSJ, Mary Kissel. Why? I think the establisment elites rinos are planning a run against him.

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  37. It’s 5 o’clock somewhere says:

    Get the hell out of Afghanishitstan Mr President!
    Merry Christmas 🎄🎁

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  38. Linda Jean Burkett says:

    I’ve heard that reason, fight them over there not over here, ever since we started fighting muslim terrorists. Personally, I don’t think that strategy works out too well. We’re still in Afghan after 17 years, and if we had fought it like we wanted to win it, it would have been over a long time ago. If we remain vigilant, we could bring our troops home and blow up our facilities on the way out.

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  39. VeritasVincit says:

    I love you Sundance, but this article reads like a commie hit piece.

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  40. Wayne Robinson says:

    Someone should tell Putin “ you shot yourself in the foot ! “ why in hell would Trump meet with you under present bully circumstances ? . If he meets with you they will yell he approves of you r criminal actions . Do not bedisappointed just change your ways heal your agressions and compensatethose you abused . I do notthink Trump can show approval of Russia undee these circumstances . If hedid i would be very disappointed with him . Leader offree world meeting with marxist thug after the thugs abuse free people . This in light of how Russian pilots and seamen approach American resources in dangerous manner then “ justifying “ actions by claiming others did what Russia always does . Putin cut your throat and drown in your blood !

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    • G. Combs says:

      “….Someone should tell Putin “ you shot yourself in the foot ! …..”

      And that is why I do not think this can be laid at Putin’s door. HE IS NOT DUMB! Actually he is very savvy.

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  41. lisaginnz says:

    More “climate change” B.SHITE

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  42. G. Combs says:

    Benson II says:
    “….Unless we find an effective way to bring the media to account or replace them at least in part he truly is alone in trying to get his message out about what he’s accomplished…..”
    🙄

    Then you have not been paying attention.
    #1. WE get the message out by repeating the truth to our friends and family, on twitter on blogs….

    #2. The FAKE News is imploding (That is why they are trying to censor Farcebook, Twatter & UboobTube. (Which as Dan Bongino explained is going to BACK FIRE BIGLY! You are either a ‘platform’ with no/little liability OR you are a PUBLISHER and therefore RESPONSIBLE for the content. You can not have it both ways and they are going to be challenge on that point.)

    People may watch but they do not believe ESPECIALLY if they are Republicans!
    Three different polls over the last few years show Americans no longer believe the crap the Yellow Stream Media tries to feed them… Unless they are already diehard liberals.

    Only 6% of Americans trust the media
    Apr, 2016 “[….]A survey of more than 2,000 adults released on Sunday showed that trust in the media has dipped to dramatically low levels. About 52 percent of respondents said they have “some confidence” in the press, while 41 percent said they have “hardly any confidence.”
    Over the last two decades, research shows the public has grown increasingly skeptical of the news industry,” the report from the American Press Institute reads. “The study reaffirms that consumers do value broad concepts of trust like fairness, balance, accuracy, and completeness. At least two-thirds of Americans cite each of these four general principles as very important to them.” […]”

    And more recently:
    60% of Americans believe MSM reports fake news
    “[…]The Monmouth University poll, published Wednesday, found that Republicans (79 percent) were most likely to say that major news outlets transmit fake news stories, compared to 66 percent of Independents and 43 percent of Democrats.
    The survey found that even more people distrust online news websites, with a whopping 80 percent believing such outlets report fake news regularly or occasionally…

    The three groups of respondents were more equally aligned on the topic of whether online news outlets report fake news deliberately, with Republicans and Independents tied at 57 percent. Democrats weren’t far behind, at 52 percent.[…]”

    Poll: Majority says mainstream media publishes fake news
    “[…]Nearly two-thirds of Americans say the mainstream press is full of fake news, a sentiment that is held by a majority of voters across the ideological spectrum.

    According to data from the latest Harvard-Harris poll, which was provided exclusively to The Hill, 65 percent of voters believe there is a lot of fake news in the mainstream media.

    That number includes 80 percent of Republicans, 60 percent of independents and 53 percent of Democrats. Eighty-four percent of voters said it is hard to know what news to believe online.[…]”

    And a January 2018 politico article.
    “[…]“The big takeaway is that Trump’s media marketing campaign is working, not just on his core, but on Republicans in general,” she said.

    Other key findings of the survey: Even as 84 percent say the media play a “critical” or “very important” role in our democracy, 43 percent of respondents had a very or somewhat unfavorable view of the press, with 33 percent favorable and 23 percent neutral. Just 15 percent of Republicans had a favorable view, with 68 percent unfavorable. Democrats replied 54 percent favorable, 18 percent unfavorable.

    Americans, Gill said, “see the media as a key and important part of our democracy but don’t see it as fulfilling that role.” […]” h t t ps://www.politico.com/story/2018/01/16/americans-fake-news-study-339184

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    Followed by a more recent 06/27/18 poll reported in the Hill:
    Poll: 72 percent say traditional outlets ‘report news they know to be fake, false, or purposely misleading’ – OUCH!
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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  43. American Male says:

    How can our president sit before that obese POS, that slovenly slob, Josh Dawsey, and not lose his lunch?

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