President Trump Holds a Press Conference – 5:00pm ET Livestream

President Trump has modified his Sunday schedule and announced a 5:00pm press conference today.  [Livestream Links Below]

UPDATE: Video and Transcript Added

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[Transcript] – THE PRESIDENT: Does anybody know these two gentlemen in the room? If you don’t, let us know. You shouldn’t be here if you don’t. It’s great to have you guys.

Yesterday, I was very proud to nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court. She is one of our nation’s most brilliant legal minds, and I think she’ll do very well. We’re moving along very quickly. Tremendous unity in the Republican Party. It’s the consequence of winning elections, which we did very substantially, both in the Senate and obviously in the White House. And I think we’re going to take back the House; I believe that very strongly. Kevin is doing a fantastic job. And I really believe we’re going to take back the House, and we’re all working very hard on that.

We have noticed some comments made in the media about my incredibly qualified nominee, Amy. The New York Times said her religion is not consistent with American values. She’s Catholic. That covers a lot of people. That’s a very disgraceful thing to say.

Some of the comedians — I don’t think they’re comedians because comedians are supposed to be funny; they’re not funny, like, at all. They’re nasty. They’re mean. And they think they’re funny. And someday — hopefully, it’s in five years — but someday, when I’m not here, they’re going to be off television because their ratings, which aren’t very good anyway, but their ratings are going to go down like you’ve never seen before. That includes a lot of others also.

In fact, I’m sort of waiting for the New York Times and the Washington Post, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSDNC — I’m waiting for them to endorse me, because if they don’t, they’re going to drop with a thud like — you know, it was supposed to have happened long ago, and then we won a race, and it was a great — it was a great victory.

And our — I think we’ve never had a more energized base. I don’t think so. Nobody has ever seen anything like it. The rallies that we’re having are incredible; we call them “protests.” They’re friendly protests. We don’t want to call them “rallies,” but the friendly protest rallies are — have been incredible. People — I don’t think anybody has ever seen anything like it. And this is still long before an election. This isn’t like the evening before. These are long before an election.

The — the incredible crowd we had in Pennsylvania and Virginia — in every state, no matter where — in North Carolina, Florida — no matter where we go, we’re having crowds like nobody — I don’t think anybody has ever gotten before ever. Not even close.

There’s a level of enthusiasm — in Iowa today, with the tractors — thousands of tractors. In different states, the boats. You know, thousands and thousands of boats. Boaters for Trump, Tractors for Trump, Farmers for Trump — it’s really been very nice to see the level of enthusiasm.

I thought, though — on the religious situation with Amy, I thought we settled this 60 years ago with the election of John F. Kennedy. But seriously, they’re going after her Catholicism. I will stand with her, fight with her, and we will make sure that these attacks stop because they really — it’s unprecedented. They’re basically fighting a major religion in our country. This is incredible. Fighting any religion and fighting Catholicism is just incredible that they can be doing it. Are you Catholic, Rudy?

Twenty-nine Supreme Court vacancies have occurred during an election year or before an inauguration. In every single instance, going back to George Washington, the President has performed his constitutional duty and nominated a justice. And in almost every one of these cases over the past 230 years where the President and the Senate were the same party, the justice — as you know, that justice was confirmed.

This is about two centuries — more than two centuries of precedent. And I think it’ll continue. I think we’re going to have — I think it’s going to go quickly, actually. And I think —

And again, I don’t know if I’ve ever seen the Republican Party more unified. I think it was probably even more unified with the impeachment hoax, actually. When they did the impeachment hoax, I think that was — which really turned out to be a hoax, because now you look at what’s happening with the FBI and Justice Department; if you look at all of those text messages, emails that were sent, it — we have been totally proven right. They spied on our campaign, and everybody knew it. Biden knew it; Obama knew it. Everybody knew it. And the lamestream media just, you know, doesn’t want to pick it up, although some have. I will say, Catherine Herridge at CBS has done a fantastic job on it. We appreciate that.

But this is a major scandal. This is a scandal, the likes of which nobody has ever seen. This is actually the biggest political scandal in the history of our country. And with the exception of a few, I mean, they just don’t want to write about it. You should read about that, Kelly, you know. You should write about it. You should write about it. You should do something on CNN about it, because it’s the biggest single scandal of our time; certainly the biggest political scandal, perhaps, in history.

They — they spied on our campaign, and then they tried for a coup. That didn’t work out too well. And it turned out that, if you read the — you read the texts that came out over the last three days, it turned out that they were really — it was reversed; it was the DNC and the Democrats that were using Russia. And related or unrelated, Hunter Biden got three and a half million dollars from the wife of the mayor of Moscow. Why did he get three and a half million dollars? And then he got millions more than we thought from Ukraine, and he got millions more than we heard about from China. Hunter Biden — “Where’s Hunter?”

So these are all questions that are very, very big on the Internet. The biggest thing going on the Internet is exactly this. And we’re going to have to see how that all turns out, but it turned out that we were right. So we went through two and a half years of ruining people’s lives, like General Flynn and many others — ruining their lives. And it turned out to be just the opposite. It was the Democrats that were dealing with Russia and other things.

So hopefully, our Attorney General and others working on this very, very hard, very diligently, will — it’ll lead to something that will be very important for our nation. I think it’s very important for our nation. It’s one of the most important things.

A central issue of the 2018 midterm elections was the Kavanaugh confirmation. And American voters punished the Democrats in the Senate. You so what happened; we picked up two seats. Again, something that hasn’t been reported on very much. But we picked up two seats for their treatment of Justice Kavanaugh and expanded our Senate majority to confirm Supreme Court justices, which was great.

And now Democrats are really brazenly attacking Judge Barrett for, again, her faith, mostly, is what I’m hearing — for her Catholic faith. And whether it’s C or anybody else, I think they ought to treat religion with much more respect. I think it’s a disgrace that they can do it.

Biden and the Democrats are desperate to distract from the real issues, which is that their party has been taken over by socialists, extremists, and probably communists. I think it’s beyond socialism; I think it’s a step beyond, and could be many steps beyond, if you take a look.

And if they win, they will nominate justices who will destroy the American way of life, the American Dream. They will destroy the American Dream. They’ll destroy America. They’ll destroy the United States of America. Your private right to own a firearm will be totally eliminated, your guns will be confiscated, your ability to live by your religious faith will be devastated. They’ll abolish America’s borders and give government healthcare to illegal aliens, which will destroy our healthcare system because so many people will pour into our country. That’s a tremendous incentive.

On voter fraud, as you know, hopefully there won’t be a very big movement because hopefully we’re going to be able to win. I think we have the massive movement. I think we’re going to have a tremendous, tremendous victory. There won’t be a transition because I can’t imagine we call a transition if we win. You know, they talk about, “Will there be a friendly transition?” Of course, there will, but we have a big problem, and you see it every day; you see it happening every day with ballots.

We are gravely concerned about the Democrat assault on election integrity. In Brooklyn, 25 percent of mail-in ballots were ruled invalid in June’s Democrat primary. You saw that. In a special election in New Jersey, 20 percent of the ballots were thrown out, and four people are now being prosecuted for fraud. This is all in the mail-ballots.

Thirty-five thousand mail-in ballots were rejected in Florida’s primary, and one hundred thousand were rejected in California, and that’s just the beginning.

A week after Pennsylvania’s primary, half of the counties were still counting ballots, and you’ll be counting them here because this is a much bigger version of all of that. Just last week, a number of discarded military ballots were discovered in Pennsylvania. All of the recovered ballots — these were ballots that were thrown out — had been cast for a person named Donald J. Trump.

In Wisconsin, three trays of mail containing absentee ballots were found in a ditch; they were thrown in a ditch. Three trays. That’s a lot.

In North Carolina, voters are reporting receiving two ballots in the mail. Many — many voters. I hear it’s thousands, but they’re getting two ballots. I wonder if those are Democrat areas, because the word is they are.

In Iowa caucus’s last winter, you know what happened there. You all reported on it, I think, very well. Right? Do you remember that one? It was not good, right? But in Iowa, they still don’t really know who the winner was. I think they called somebody eventually, but it was many, many weeks later. But they really have no idea, and that’s being — continues to be — and that’s little; that’s just a small — it continues to be litigated in Iowa. They can’t run a simple caucus, yet now they’re trying to radically write election laws nationwide, just weeks before the presidential election.

I heard in New York today that Governor Cuomo wants to try and simplify the ballots because he thinks they’re too complicated. And all of that, I agree with him. I think that’s good. But you don’t do that now. The ballots are starting to come in. And, you know, you can’t do it now. It’s too late.

Joe Biden and the Democrat extremists oppose all of these efforts to ensure election integrity. They oppose voter ID. Think of it: Voter ID. They want a picture. They have a picture for almost everything nowadays, but they don’t want a picture. You had a picture to get into the Democrat National Convention. You had a card with your picture on it. Did you know that, fellas? You have a — to get into the Democratic National Convention, you have a card and your picture is on it, but they don’t want it for voting, which is our very sacred right.

They want — we want proof of citizenship, a Social Security number requirement. They don’t want any of this to happen. And they want no signature verification. They don’t want to have a verified signature.

So they want none of the safety valves that you would have. Think of it: They opposed voter ID. They approve proof of — they oppose proof of citizenship. They oppose a Social Security number and requirements for Social Security numbers as a safety valve. And they oppose even simple signature verifications. They don’t want to have signature verification.

They want to require all states to do mail-in balloting, right? I call it “unsolicited.” Some people call it “universal.” I think “universal” doesn’t make sense because nobody understands why universal. So it’s “unsolicited.” They want unsolicited mail-in ballots. In other words, you send these ballots to whoever you can think of.

We had a case, I guess in New Jersey, you were reading to me, where somebody was sent two ballots, and they had slightly — one was — had a hyphen in it, the name, and the other one had a “K.” And they got two names. So I wonder if that person was a Democrat. Probably was.

And mailing of millions of ballots to people who never asked for them. So millions of people are going to be getting ballots who never asked for the ballots. They don’t want the ballots, or maybe they want them; maybe they don’t. Nobody knows, really. This is really a recipe for chaos. And when you look at what happened in Iowa — and again, that was run by very smart people. It was a very limited election. It was very small numbers we’re talking about. We’re talking about doing that for the entire nation.

And you can forget about November 3rd, because you’re going to be counting these things forever. And it’s very dangerous for our country.

So, certainly, a transition — we all believe in transition. We believe not only in transition, but a very friendly. But when the ballots and when the system is rigged, which it is; obviously it is. And the only one that knows that better than me are the Democrats. And they go into closed rooms and they must laugh like hell at what’s going on, because these ballots are being found. And this is the beginning. I talk about it now at the rallies. All these people are watching. Eyes and ears. Thousands and thousands. Tens of thousands.

But there’s no justification for these extreme changes to the election law. And if you can go to the grocery store, you can have an ID with your picture on it to vote. It’s so important. I mean, it’s just so important.

So a lot of things are going on. Very importantly, though — I think very, very importantly is when you — when you do your reporting, I think you ought to report on the FBI scandal because it’s one of the great scandals in the history of our country. And I think people want to hear about it. If you look at the Internet, you’ll see how people want to hear about it. And they will know about it, and it just makes the media look so bad. And there’s so much reporting — I could go into it right now, but I’m not going to do that.

But it would be a tremendous thing for the mainstream medium — media to really start reporting. I think your ratings we go through the roof; I really do — because people really are tired of this fake stuff where you don’t even talk about it. And the biggest scandal — certainly the biggest political scandal in the history of our country, by far; bigger than Watergate. Much bigger than Watergate. And they try and avoid it as much as possible. It’s getting very hard to avoid.

So we’ll take a couple of questions, and you may have a question for these two very wonderful people, brilliant people, from the standpoint of politics, I would say, and law. And if you have anything for Kayleigh, we’d love to do that.

Go ahead, please. Phil?

Q Thank you, sir. Last Wednesday, when you were speaking to the attorney generals, you said that you hoped federal judges were watching what was going on with mail-in ballots.

THE PRESIDENT: Yeah.

Q Do you hope that Amy Coney Barrett is watching as well?

THE PRESIDENT: I do. I’m sure she is. I think everybody is. I think everyone in the country. I think we’ve made it a very big issue, and it’s an issue that the Democrats are trying to get away with. I don’t think they’re getting away. I mean, so many reports now of phony ballots — you know, that I don’t know if it would have been reported before.

But all of these rallies — you know, we had thousands of people last night, as you know. And we were in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The night before, we were in Virginia. I mean, those crowds are — whether it was 35,000 or 30,000, those crowds are massive. And that’s on very short notice. All of those people are watching. You know, we have eyes and ears now that we wouldn’t have had if we didn’t bring it up.

So, no, I’m sure she’s watching, and I’m sure that everybody is looking at it. I think — I think it’s just common sense.

Go ahead.

Q A quick follow-up. Did you discuss the election with her?

THE PRESIDENT: No, I didn’t. I didn’t.

Q And then just one —

THE PRESIDENT: I just didn’t think it would be appropriate. And I’ve watched over the years as Presidents would interview and talk and make a decision on a Supreme Court justice, and I was actually surprised they wouldn’t talk about various things, like Roe; they wouldn’t talk about, you know, things that are very important. They think it’s inappropriate to talk about them. I don’t know that it’s inappropriate, but I’ve gone by that custom.

Go ahead, Phil.

Q Thank you, sir. Democrats are arguing that ACB puts in danger not only Roe v. Wade but a number of other decisions. Do you think that they are correct?

THE PRESIDENT: No, I don’t know. I mean, you know, we (inaudible). I think she’s going to rule on the law. I think she’s going to — I think she’s going to be a great justice for many years to come.

But I can say they also bring up healthcare. I mean, Obamacare is terrible. It doesn’t work. We’ve made the best of it. We got rid of the individual mandate, which is great. We protect people with — we are going to protect people with preexisting conditions, 100 percent. But if we can end Obamacare and come up with a much better healthcare system that’s much cheaper — much cheaper and much better, which is what we’ll do. On the other hand, if the Court rules against, we will manage the system better.

But don’t forget, we’ve already essentially gotten rid of Obamacare because we got rid of the individual mandate, and it was all based on that. So we’ve done a tremendous amount because the individual mandate was the most unpopular aspect of Obamacare. You had to pay a lot of money for the privilege of — for the privilege of not paying for bad healthcare. So that was a terrible thing for people.

And what we will do is, if we are fortunate enough to get rid of the little remaining in Obamacare — and again, individual mandate, the way I view it, that’s no longer Obamacare, because that was the central point, and we won that; we’ve already won that, as you know. But by getting rid of that, it’s different. It’s a much different thing.

The other thing we’ve done is managed — here’s the story: It’s no good. It’s too expensive. It’s bad coverage. You don’t get your doctor. You don’t get your plan. All the things that President Obama said, you don’t get. And Biden, too, by the way, if Biden even — I don’t think he has any understanding of it.

But you don’t get your doctor. You don’t get your plan. Twenty-eight times, President Obama said, “You get your doctor. You get your plan.” It turned out to be a lie.

So here’s what we’re doing: If we can terminate, we are going to have a much better plan, and you will have your doctor, you will have your plan. You’ll have a lot of things that you don’t get with Obamacare.

Q And then, really quickly, sir: Do you — you’ve said this numerous times, but do you really believe that Joe Biden will be on any type of performance-enhancing drug ahead of the debates? Or are you just joking?

THE PRESIDENT: No, I’m not joking. I mean, I’m willing to take a drug test. I think he should too, because he’s had a very uneven — I watched him with some of the — when he was with — you know, debating Pocahontas and Harris, who treated him so badly. But I watched him, and he was out of it. Right?

And then, I watched him against Bernie Sanders, and he was okay. I mean, he wasn’t great, but he wasn’t terrible. He was okay. A far cry from the way he — you know what I’m saying. I mean, if you look at some of those debates, I said, “There’s no way he can continue. He can’t continue.”

Then, all of the sudden, he debated Crazy Bernie Sanders. And you know what? The truth is he was — he was okay. And I said, “How did he go from there, with those horrible performances, to where he was okay?” And I always joke, but, you know, it is true: He was no Winston Churchill in debating, but he was fine.

And people say he was on performance-enhancing drugs. A lot of people have said that. A lot of people have written that.

Q Who has said that aside from you, sir?

Q Who has said that, sir?

THE PRESIDENT: So — so, take a look at it. Take a look. Why don’t you just check it? You can check out the Internet. You’ll see. Plenty of people say it.

And whether he is or not, it doesn’t matter, but I would love to take a test and he can take a test, too.

Go ahead, please.

Q Yeah, so we’ll start with debate. Obviously, it is coming up. How are you preparing? Is somebody playing Joe Biden in the debate with you? Are you doing debate prep at all?

THE PRESIDENT: Yeah, we are. We’re doing it. These two gentlemen have been helping. And Kayleigh is there. We have —

Q But who plays Biden? Who plays Biden for you? I mean, who —

THE PRESIDENT: I would say maybe a combination of these two. And either one of them is about five times smarter than Sleepy Joe.

But we had a little debate prep before we came here. I think this whole thing, though, is debate prep. You know, what I do is debate prep every day. I’m taking questions from you people all the time. I mean, I’ve taken a lot of questions from you over the last number of years, and he doesn’t.

I watched the way he was treated on MSDNC — on Friday, I guess, he did it live — and it was disgraceful. It was an embarrassment. I know her, and she’s a pretty tough reporter. The way she was helping him along with those — it was so obvious what was going on. She was helping him. She was giving him a question and then helping him to answer the question.

I know her very well. She doesn’t do that. It was embarrassing, and people don’t talk about it. I mean, play some of those clips. Play some of those answers, those — the answers that — where he wasn’t able to give an answer, and she’s pushing him; she’s pushing him.

They never do that with me, I can tell you. But I don’t have the kind of problems he has. So —

Q How many hours — how many hours would you say you’ve spent on debate prep? I mean, is it —

THE PRESIDENT: Well, I don’t know. I mean, a little time. I mean, not a lot.

Q Is it more or less than 16 hours?

THE PRESIDENT: I’m — I’m running a country. I’m — I don’t know — you know, I don’t have the luxury. I watched other people over the years. I watched one, sort of, fairly recently — not too long ago — go into a cabin, lock himself into a cabin, and he came out and he wasn’t very effective. You know, he had so much — so many things going on. Sometimes, you can go too much in that stuff, you know. Sometimes you can go too much.

I mean, look, I’ve had — I’d never debated before, but then I debated a lot four years ago. And if you look at the polls — those polls that come out — hundreds of thousands of people in Time Magazine and all of the different polls; I think there’s about seven or eight of them — according to those polls, I won every debate — every single debate, in the primaries and then when I debated Crooked Hillary. I won every debate.

I mean, this isn’t me saying — I felt I did — but this isn’t me saying it; this is the polls. You had a Time Magazine poll. You had this, that. And I guess they take them off the Internet or they get phone calls or something. But according to that, I won every debate, and I felt I did. But I understand the subject.

Now, Chris is tough. I hope that Chris is going to be equally tough on Joe Biden. But I watched the young lady, who I won’t — I won’t say her name, but it was embarrassing the way she was getting him along.

So I just asked the question about drugs. I think it’s something that would be appropriate because you can’t have a President that needs that kind of help.

If you do — if you do have a President that needs that kind of help, when you’ve got to deal with Putin, and you’ve got to deal with President Xi of China, and you have to deal with Kim Jong Un — and, by the way, do you notice there’s no war with North Korea? Which everyone thought we’d be in in about one week after I came to be President. They thought it was going to happen immediately. No war. And that’s saving, perhaps, millions of lives, not just — you know, they were saying, “Oh, 50,000 people.” No, millions and millions of people could have died.

Q Chris will definitely ask tough questions. And one of the ones that’s going to — likely everybody is going to be talking about is there’s a New York Times story that came out about an hour ago that says that, when you came to the White House, you were paying about $750 a year in federal income tax.

They are not releasing what — they’re not publishing the tax returns. They’re not showing that out there. They’re saying — to protect their sources. In your tax returns, sir, does that sound right, that you were paying a couple hundred dollars a year in federal income taxes?

THE PRESIDENT: No. No. It’s fake news. It’s totally fake news. Made up. Fake. We went through the same stories. You could have asked me the same questions four years ago. I had to litigate this and talk about it. Totally fake news. No.

Actually, I paid tax, but — and you’ll see that as soon as my tax returns — it’s under audit. They’ve been under audit for a long time. The IRS does not treat me well. They treat me like the Tea Party — like they treated the Tea Party. And they don’t treat me well. They treat me very badly.

You have people in the IRS — they’re very — they treat me very, very badly. But they’re under audit. And when they’re not, I would be proud to show you. But that’s just fake news. The New York Times tried it — the same thing. They want to create a little bit of a story, a little bit of — they’re doing anything they can.

Not only — that’s the least of it. I mean, the stories that I read are so fake. They’re so phony.

Q Did they tell you this was going to come out today?

THE PRESIDENT: No, I didn’t know anything about it. I don’t know anything about it. I think somebody said they were going to do a negative — they always do — they only do negative stories.

I don’t think, in the last — I used to get good stories in the New York Times. When I ran for office — and I happened to be conservative Republican — I don’t think we’ve had a good story. They predicted my loss four years ago. They then apologized for their bad reporting. Then they predicted the FBI and all of these things. That’s now proven to be a hoax — a complete hoax.

They got Pulitzer Prizes, along with the Washington Post. They should give all those Pulitzer Prizes back because everything was wrong. I mean, it was so bad. Their reporting was so bad. They were wrong. It was exactly the opposite.

Now, there are people that should get Pulitzer Prizes: Solomon, Carter. I mean, they’re not in the business of Pulitzer prizes, but Sean Hannity got it right. Lou Dobbs got it right. Laura got it right. Many people got — Tucker got it right. There were many people that got it right. I don’t know what they get, other than a great salary and great ratings. I mean, I don’t know what they get.

Please, go ahead.

Q (Inaudible) tax in 2016 —

Q Thank you, sir. Thank you, sir. On —

THE PRESIDENT: Jordan, go ahead.

Q Yes, thank you. On the New York Times story, though, you have to understand that when Americans read that you may have paid only a few hundred dollars in federal income tax per year, that seems very low for someone who’s a billionaire.

THE PRESIDENT: Well, you have to under- —

Q So how much — I mean, can you —

THE PRESIDENT: Well, basically, they’re saying I paid nothing.

Q Right. But can you give people an idea of how much you actually are paying?

THE PRESIDENT: Yeah, basically — well, first of all, I’ve paid a lot, and I paid a lot of state income taxes, too. The New York State charges a lot, and I paid a lot of money in state.

It’ll all be revealed. It’s going to come out. But —

Q When?

THE PRESIDENT: After the audit is — after the — I’m being — they’re doing their assessment. We’ve been negotiating for a long time. Things get settled, like in the IRS. But right now, when you’re under audit, you don’t do it. You don’t do that.

So we’re under audit. But the story is a total fake. And all of their stories — this one — you know, we had the same exact questions, usually asked by the same people, and that took place four years ago, you remember. This was so well litigated. It’s incredible.

If you look at the filings I have — I think I have 108 pages of filings for all these different companies that do very well, obviously, because the filings — and nobody talks about that. You’ll learn much more if you look at those filings. And we have to file every single year.

But you’ll learn much more if you look at those filings. Those filings are very complete. They’re very big. They’re very powerful. They’re very accurate. And those are the filings that you’ll learn much more and when it’s done.

But when you’re under audit, you just don’t release them. And, again, they treat me —

Q Well, sir, you can tell us what your federal tax was.

THE PRESIDENT: They treat me — they treat me very —

Q Mr. President, you can tell us what you paid in federal taxes, sir.

THE PRESIDENT: I didn’t call on you. I’m talking to him. You should be more respectful of this gentleman. You’re very rude to him.

But I will tell you that I look forward to releasing that. I look forward to releasing many things. I’m going to release many things, and people will be really shocked. But the New York Times has been doing — it’s fake story after fake story. I’ve never seen anything like it.

And people understand it, and people — that’s why the — the media has such a low approval rating now because of what they’ve done. It’s really a shame.

Yeah, go in the back.

Q Thank you, Mr. President. Two questions. First —

THE PRESIDENT: If you have any questions for these two gentlemen —

Q Well, that’s what I was going to ask.

THE PRESIDENT: Good.

Q Both you and Governor Christie and Mayor Giuliani — your two guests are practicing Catholics. You’ve talked about possible bias against Judge Barrett’s religion. Only two Catholic bishops have come out to say the same thing you have. Is any effort being made by any of you to, say, get the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops —

THE PRESIDENT: I think that —

Q — involved —

THE PRESIDENT: Yeah.

Q — or at least other leaders within the Church?

THE PRESIDENT: We’re in the process of doing that. I think it’s horrible what they’re doing. I mean, they’re playing the religious card. And it’s frankly — you’re talking about Catholics. That’s a very major religion in our country.

I don’t know — Chris, do you have anything to say about it?

MR. CHRISTIE: I think it’s obvious what they’re doing. So, you know, she’ll be strong, she’ll be tough, and she’ll stand up for what she believes in.

THE PRESIDENT: And she went through — just like I did, four years ago, in terms of litigation of different things — she went through it before and did very well.

Rudy, what do you think?

MR. GIULIANI: I think the article in the New York Times today reveals a very strong anti-Catholic bias. I mean, it says in the article that Catholicism and the American ethos can’t be — contradict each other.

Q Well, let me ask a follow-up.

MR. GIULIANI: What is — what — I mean, what is the American ethos? It’s their version of it. That’s a horrible thing to say. And then it said that Catholics have difficulty separating public and private morality. I don’t have difficulty separating public and private morality.

So what I see is the beginning of a really strong anti-Catholic attack. And having lived through the John Kennedy election, that article today reminded me of the things that used to be written before John Kennedy. “Could a Catholic be loyal to the United States?” Come on.

Q Well, having said that —

MR. GIULIANI: That’s exactly what Feinstein raised when she made that awful remark to — to the judge.

Q Well, let me repeat my question again. Why are only two bishops within the Church speaking out? And will you make an effort to get the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops —

THE PRESIDENT: Oh, I think they’re going to — they’ll come out very strongly. This is day one. I mean, we’ve just started this. This is absolutely day one. And, you know, I mean, they’re going to be coming out very strong.

The Catholic Church is very well united on this. They are so thrilled that Amy was chosen. They are so thrilled. Oh, they’ll be — you know, again, it’s been 24 hours, okay? So it’s been a very short period of time, but they’re going to come out very strong.

Yeah, please go ahead. OAN.

Q Christina Bobb from OAN. Thank you for the briefing. You spoke earlier about some of the subjects that Joe Biden has been refusing to answer questions on, specifically Hunter Biden and his involvement with Russia, the Ukraine, even China.

THE PRESIDENT: Incredible.

Q And then the Obamagate —

THE PRESIDENT: And the press doesn’t ask those questions. It’s incredible.

Q I’m wondering — the debate is coming up this week. Do you anticipate Joe Biden being held to task? And will he be able to answer those questions at the debate?

THE PRESIDENT: I don’t know. I mean, we’re going to find out, because a lot things are going to come up in the debate. That may be one. I mean, the son didn’t have a job. He had some big difficulties. And then, all of the sudden, he’s making millions of dollars as soon as his father becomes Vice President.

No, I think that’ll come up. I don’t think — I don’t think Joe can answer it, frankly. I think there’s only one reason he made all that money.

And then you have to say, “What about Joe’s involvement? And why did Joe not give the billion dollars over to Ukraine, as an example, until such time as they let go of a prosecutor that was investigating the company that his son was involved with?”
I mean, there are some bad questions. I don’t think they have answers. And if we had a media that was fair — even just reasonable — this would be the biggest story for years and years and years. Then you’d really be entitled to real Pulitzer Prizes, not the fake committee that gives you these fake awards.

So, I mean, it’s a really fair question. But it’s hard to believe, when you see the kind of money that he has made from China, from Russia, where the wife of the mayor of Moscow gives him three and half million dollars and nobody even has any question about it.

Why did he get three and half million dollars? I’ll tell you why: Because Joe Biden was in on it. Joe was in on it. There’s no way that he wasn’t. And uses Joe Biden’s plane — Air Force Two. Uses Joe — and they go to China, and then he comes back, and he never mentioned it to his father that he just got a billion and a half dollars?

And now it’s turning out that it’s much more money than that, Rudy. It’s turned out to be much more money from China. They have — a member of the Chinese Communist Party gave him a lot of money. And the press has no interest in these stories. It’s — it’s just — it’s very disheartening for the people of our country.

Please.

Q Mr. President, if he tries to dodge the questions or doesn’t address them head on, are you prepared with the facts and information to answer that for the American people?

THE PRESIDENT: Well, I have all the information. It just came out. I mean, I didn’t know about Moscow — three and a half million dollars from the mayor’s wife. I didn’t know about that.

And he’s a very influential, powerful man in Russia, as you know. And it wasn’t me; I didn’t have anything to do with Russia. That came out loud and clear.

What also came out is they should have never gone into this fake Mueller investigation. And it also came out that the 31 phones that were wiped clean shouldn’t have been wiped clean. And that’s a criminal act.

And Bloomberg likewise shouldn’t be paying for prisoners to go — in Florida — go and vote, because he’s basically paying — which is totally illegal — going and paying prisoners. I hope he hasn’t done it yet. But he’s down in writing as doing it. This is what he wants to do so that he can ingratiate himself to the Democrats after they made him look like a total fool in the debate.

I mean, what they did to him is incredible. And that he goes out and spends money, it shows you the problems that he’s got. Mini Mike.

But for him to go out and buy votes, because that’s — I don’t know, you’re very good lawyer. Are you allowed to go tell people that, “Go vote. I’m going to pay off your tab”?

MR. CHRISTIE: You surely can’t buy votes, that’s for sure.

THE PRESIDENT: Yeah, because that’s what it is. I mean, it’s a very serious — a very serious charge.

Yeah, please go ahead.

Q Mr. President, if he —

THE PRESIDENT: No, I didn’t — I was talking to you. Yeah.

Q Thank you, Mr. President. You know that there —

THE PRESIDENT: I can’t — could you — we have a little hard time —

Q Yeah.

THE PRESIDENT: Good. Thank you.

Q There has been (inaudible) military action in the Karabakh — Azerbaijan. And —

THE PRESIDENT: In where?

Q The Azerbaijan — the Karabakh. And the civilians are killed. And according to the officials from Azerbaijan, they say the first shoot came from the Armenians. What’s your comment on this?

THE PRESIDENT: So we’re looking at it very strongly. It just happened. And I know about it. I learned about it today and yesterday. And we’re looking at it very strongly. We have a lot of good relationships in that area. We’ll see if we can stop it.

Okay? Thank you very much.

END 6:08 P.M. EDT

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415 Responses to President Trump Holds a Press Conference – 5:00pm ET Livestream

  1. I cannot believe that they are wandering down the lane of his stupid income taxes…..nobody gives a $hit!!!!!!!!!

    Liked by 19 people

  2. Peoria Jones says:

    This dumbass is telling the President of the United States what he needs to understand?!? Getouttaheah. Putz!

    Liked by 4 people

  3. herebouts says:

    Slap!

    Liked by 2 people

  4. bekfl says:

    They are back to POTUS taxes. Wash, rinse, repeat that’s all they got.

    Liked by 7 people

  5. bcsurvivor2 says:

    Few hundred $$$$$ in taxes…my rear end.

    Liked by 2 people

  6. fionnagh says:

    Lol “I didn’t call on you – you’re being disrespectful.”

    Liked by 20 people

  7. Wethal says:

    October surprise on 9/27? Debate issue?

    NYTimes is reporting it has decades of Trump “tax data” (not the returns themselves?) showing Trump paid little or no taxes for years.

    Liked by 2 people

  8. sunnyflower5 says:

    NYT anti-Catholic bias sounds very dangerous for that media.

    Liked by 6 people

  9. patti says:

    Liked by 12 people

  10. delighteddeplorable says:

    Oh man, oh man. Rudy out there hanging anti-Catholic bias around their stupid necks. Brilliant!

    Liked by 18 people

  11. Dekester says:

    Yep.

    He just said he will be releasing lots of stuff when asked about his taxes 😂😂😂

    They have no idea…they really don’t.

    Liked by 10 people

  12. herebouts says:

    OANN asks questions that matter.

    Liked by 2 people

    • marckot77 says:

      It was brilliant. Think of all the talking points he brought up that the media NEVER talks about. Hunters Russia payoff, illegal ballots, etc. He didn’t allow a lot of questions and then just cut it short. It was President. Trump , short and sweet version.

      Liked by 4 people

  13. John says:

    In-the-ear transmitter allowed?
    ——————————————
    Trump’s first question to the moderators should be, whether an in-the-ear transmitter is allowed during the debate, and then Trump should turn to Joe Biden and ask him point blank, if Biden is using such a transmitter to help him answer questions.

    Liked by 9 people

    • Wethal says:

      Don, Jr. said he was going to bring in some kind of signal jammer to jam any feed to Biden’s hearing aid. Any feed would have to have incredible range (John Brennan could no doubt supply that), because the Secret Service is no doubt going to secure and sweep the building hours ahead of time.

      Liked by 6 people

    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “In-the-ear transmitter allowed?”

      Joe might have an implant.

      https://www.leagueofpower.com/heres-how-joe-biden-is-cheating-and-its-not-a-teleprompter/

      “…And that’s how the experts at Bombards Body Language spotted this trick. Joe Biden gets really addled during unscripted, public appearances and interviews. It happened during the CNN Town Hall recently. When someone starts talking to Joe Biden, there are times when he gets that “addled old man” expression of sheer terror and confusion on his face. He’s totally lost and doesn’t have a clue where he is or what’s happening.

      But then – every single time – Joe Biden does what he’s been trained to do in these situations. His right hand goes into his pocket. Then he smiles that big Joe Biden politician smile that we all recognize after 47 years of this guy being in office. Then he answers the question….”

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  14. Dekester says:

    OAN lands a bomb😂😂😂

    Liked by 6 people

  15. Wethal says:

    Want to bet Chris Wallace has a tax question for Trump ready? And Biden already has his canned attack memorized (as much as he can memorize)?

    Liked by 7 people

  16. PDJT/KMac always identify OANN when they ask a question. The media company represented by anyone asking a question should be stated.

    Liked by 5 people

    • I Hear You Now says:

      At least one day in the last week or so, I remember Kayleigh calling on Chanel Rion as just “Chanel” and no mention of OAN.

      I recall thinking at that moment that PDJT probably would have said “OAN” 😊

      Liked by 1 person

  17. herebouts says:

    Fake reporters are covering their ears, “No No!”

    Liked by 1 person

  18. sunnyflower5 says:

    more money bags— more problems.
    Sorry —Hunter, Joe, Mini Mike, Muller and his team.

    Liked by 3 people

  19. bcsurvivor2 says:

    The POPE has a problem….I’m Catholic…only by baptism…the Church left me. I loved going to church as a kid. Being Catholic is no different than any other religion that believes in Jesus Christ or God or the bible. Believing in The Spirit and goodness, morality and love for your fellow man….no one can JUDGE anyone.

    Liked by 13 people

    • barnabusduke says:

      Thank you bc2 for that. I am a twice divorced Catholic, though it was not of my choosing. Denied the Sacraments due to others choices, or you can pay the bill and get a “Get out of jail free” card, lost me with the Church many years ago. I do still LOVE my Catholicism that I learned and cherished, But rules are still decided by men, not my GOD. I will ALWAYS be Catholic, just not a church going one for this time. BD

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  20. goddessoftheclassroom says:

    What a great end-run around the fake news!

    Liked by 6 people

  21. WhiteBoard says:

    losers!

    their bossses must say ‘ if you dont scream this stupid question as he is leaving then you are fired”

    Liked by 4 people

  22. Peoria Jones says:

    THIS MAN IS EFFING BRILLIANT!!!

    I LOVE YOU, PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP!!!

    ❤ ❤ ❤

    Liked by 9 people

  23. waterthelibertytree01 says:

    That smarmy punk with the tax question at the end again…………punk a##hat. They are back to the same old list of failed talking shots………….

    They all must be eradicated from the press and the gov’t. We have a problem to clean up.

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  24. bertdilbert says:

    As expected they are going to attack ACB on religion. Hispanics are Catholic so that is not going to help democrats.

    Liked by 9 people

  25. Publius2016 says:

    lol

    they have nothing

    Krispy Kreme and Rudy are helping w Debate Prep…can’t get more Catholic than those two!

    Liked by 6 people

  26. delighteddeplorable says:

    This income tax BS is a complete non-starter and beautifully illustrates Dim’s total desperation. I stand by my previous opinion that there won’t be a debate but as our Lion says, “we’ll see what happens.”

    Liked by 6 people

    • gabytango says:

      Joe Biden tells/brags out of his own mouth, on TV, in front of a National audience, that he committed the crime of extortion with the Ukrainian Government and the media here is after the President for piddling amounts of taxes, which I am sure was all perfectly legal. (by not taking a paycheck, hasn’t the President more than paid his dues????)

      Let’s not forget Biden’s son profiting/sex trafficking/and God only knows what else, off his father’s Vice President position, with Biden (and Obama) knowing. And crickets.

      My sense of justice cannot take this.

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  27. A Call for Honesty says:

    Why does President Trump not tell these journalists that he is happy for the counting to continue long after the election until Nov 2024 and he will look after the White House until then? Here is a fair choice for them: results on 4 Nov 2020 or on 4 Nov 2024.

    Liked by 1 person

  28. Zera says:

    Yawn…
    The Don will have paid exactly the tax he was legally obliged to pay.
    Not a penny more not a penny less.

    Liked by 10 people

  29. EnoughIsEnough says:

    President Trump is likely the most vetted person in HISTORY!!! There was oppo research by his GOP challengers for the nomination, along with the DNC hit team. The media picked up the baton, and foreign governments did their part to dig into every single aspect of this man’s life. The weaponized departments within our government abused their power to uncover any and every minute detail that could be used against President Trump. The reality is that if there was a “bombshell”, it would have been exploited long ago. President Trump may go down in history as the squeakiest clean president to ever serve the highest office in the land. Patriots, pray for him and his family. It is only going to get worse between now and November 3.

    Liked by 22 people

  30. bcsurvivor2 says:

    In a very subtle way I think POTUS laid down a new gauntlet this evening.

    Liked by 3 people

  31. gabytango says:

    President Trump needs to ask Joe about the transmitter in hhis ear and who it is he is REALLY debating, so he can say “hello.”

    Hey, Hillary!

    Liked by 4 people

  32. Guyski says:

    The Constitution says that “all bills for raising revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives” and that “Congress shall have the power to lay and collect taxes.” Presidents can, and frequently do, recommend changes to current tax laws, but only Congress can make the changes.

    https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/faqs/taxes/pages/writing.aspx

    Anyone/everyone should take any and all tax advantages that are given and available. If people do not like what a person or a corporation (or one and the same) pays out in taxes go talk to the House or Representatives. 🤨

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  33. patti says:

    Joe Biden Claimed He Attended Historically Black University; University Disagrees
    Biden made the little-noticed claim in October 2019, as he was campaigning in South Carolina:

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  34. Publius2016 says:

    Releasing Income Tax information is illegal…NY Times has to tread softly and remember, MSDNC Maddow hot take???

    Exactly, Fake News is desperate…OHiden was not HBCU student? OHiden and Hunter flew together on AF2 around the world collecting cash…Hunter’s action shock the senses and coupled with Joe’s Dementia, 45 is setting the stage so Sleepy Joe goes off the deep end!!!

    Lights Camera Action!

    Liked by 6 people

    • waterthelibertytree01 says:

      i don’t think Joe will make it off stage Tuesday if he shows up.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Publius2016 says:

        45 put it clearly…will Chris Wallace lose all credibility and actively protect Sleepy Joe?

        Dementia triggers include lights, noise, and crowds…Debate 1 is officially OHiden’s Last Stand…he can’t physically go for 2 or 3 so his handlers hope to run out the clock with commercials and tax returns…their problem is “Hunter”….

        OHiden built his entire political career on his family legacy and personal tragedies…”Hunter and Joe” flew the world collecting cash…”

        what else were they doing??? Dementia has a way of revealing the inner most thoughts memories without filter…

        yes, Sleepy Joe…this is your life…

        Liked by 4 people

    • Super Elite says:

      Thank you for that smile. 🙂

      Like

  35. JustSomeInputFromAz says:

    Hope that the President has some solid info on Biden’s net worth and when this tax BS comes up at the debate he can go full Wolverine on how did Biden accumulate that much wealth on a Senator’s salary.

    W

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  36. old deplorable owl says:

    “Your taxes! You didn’t pay your taxes!” They’re really scraping the bottom for something to throw. I would love to see PDJT give a hand signal the third time the same accusation is made. Sprinkler system on!
    Seriously, when they start that carp, he should just look around and ask “Who here has seen Nanzi’s? Who’s seen Upchuck’s? Who’s seen Waddles’? How about Bug-eyes’? Biden’s?”.

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  37. IMO, big purpose of this presser was to let Barr know that PDJT and millions and millions of Americans outside of DC know about the criminality of the DOJ and FBI, Special Council, the Flynn thing…. all of it. He listed out a lot of stuff that is known. He emphasized how many people know. He mentioned Barr and the Durham investigation. He called out the press for their part in it and their heads-in-the-sand now. This was a we know presser.

    Liked by 21 people

    • fionnagh says:

      Outstanding summary – especially that last line:)

      Liked by 4 people

    • Publius2016 says:

      this presser was Fight Hype!

      introduce the Debate Team!

      force OHiden to reveal his prep too…set up trash talk…intimidation…put referee (ie Wallace/Fox) on notice…

      Fake News revealed their goto…

      Liked by 1 person

    • riverelf says:

      That’s how I took it. WE KNOW. The President’s attitude, Rudy, some subtle things; the whole presser stirred my interest for a reason I can’t quite put my finger on so guess I’ll watch it again. Hm.

      Like

    • FrankieZee says:

      This debate will never happen. SLO JOE will cancel on Monday night or Tuesday morning.

      Like

    • FrankieZee says:

      But the truth is that Barr doesn’t give a shit that we all know. What the hell are we going to do about it? Fire him? He is doing the job that the Deep Sate told him to do, run out the clock. I hate to sound so negative, but it is what it is. Lets focus on getting Trump re-elected and then fight this one again.

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  38. Super Elite says:

    I was on Facebook when this press conference began so I thought I’d just watch from there…. Much to my surprise a large section was cut right before my eyes. So I came to CTH to see the whole thing. The part that was deleted was about MSNBC’s dishonest coverage. I think there should be laws covering such things.!

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  39. A Call for Honesty says:

    It is good that the President reminds Communist News Network they should be doing real journalism.

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  40. Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

    “We’re going to keep on winning, winning, winning.”

    This from Larry Schweikart”

    1. Ok folks. Another upbraiding. And I say this in love.
    2. STOP THE “MUH FRAUD” HANDWRINGING.
    3. I get the news about Bull Durham, which I told you for two years was coming (i.e., nothing). This is life. No one is going to indict 60 sitting senators or 300 House members.
    4. I would never want to be in a foxhole with some of you. King Leonidas: “100,000 Persians? We can take ’em.” Some of you: 5,000 mail-in votes? WE’RE DOOMED!
    5. So listen to me and listen good:

    WE.
    ARE.
    WINNING.

    6. We are winning so huge that the DemoKrats have literally resorted to civil war. That’s how big we’re winning.
    7. Yeah, they’ll have a few fraudulent ballots. But how do we know that?
    8. Cuz we’re FINDING AND CATCHING these right and left. I would be very concerned if we were NOT finding fraudulent ballots, cuz that would mean they were getting away with it.
    9. In just over 30 days we will have something none of us ever dreamed, a 6-3 conservative Supreme Court.
    10. On Nov. 3, President Trump will be overwhelmingly reelected—no, not a “landslide” cuz you can’t have that without NY, CA, IL, etc.
    11. But it will be low- to mid-300s electoral votes and, I think, a popular vote margin of 5 million. Again, I base this on a student shortfall of 1 to 1.5m DemoKrat votes; a black shift of 2-3m votes; and another half mil or so party switchers.
    12. Everyone is looking for fraud. Rs have “fraud squads” out. This is really important because the more the DemoKrats vote by mail (VBM) the more of their crap ballots will be tossed.
    3. BUT . . .Right now DemoKrats are BEHIND their 2016 numbers in NC by 20%, while Rs are up 2%; DemoKrats’ early vote lead in FL is shrinking daily. If they don’t come out of FL with just a massive (around 300,000) VBM lead or early vote lead? Trump will win by 200,000.
    4. Everywhere you see that DemoKrats are “requesting absentee/VBM ballots at a record pace,” REJOICE!
    15. They are massively cannibalizing their election day (ED) voting and can never get that back.
    16. It’s so bad the official mouthpiece of the DemoKrat Party, “Axios,” wrote a piece warning that the Ds were shifting their strategy to ED cause VBM wasn’t working out like they thought.
    17. OOPS. Too late. They have already terrified the oldsters with the China Virus.
    18. This is huge: by locking down the states (esp. in places like OH) and closing churches, the DemoKrat early vote advantage is slashed because there will be no “souls to the polls.” Trust me, this was really effective at getting DemoKrat early votes.
    19. Registration trends in FL, NC, PA, AZ, NM, NV are through the roof for Rs. Way, way beyond my most optimistic projections. FL may end up on election day being a D lead of under 150,000. They had almost a million lead in 2012.
    20. In conclusion, just STOP WITH THE HANDWRINGING. We are winning on every front. Even the House gets closer by the day (we’re within 8 or so now).

    21. Give praise and rejoice. “God has not given us the spirit of fear . . . .” So FEAR NOT.

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  41. sync says:

    NYT report…they say more articles to come….they are just getting started

    All business tax returns…no personal income tax returns

    https://archive.is/3qORk

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  42. wmingpt says:

    I want to see Hunter’s taxes.

    Liked by 2 people

  43. old sneakers says:

    I think the NYT tax return things is a setup for a snarky debate question from Crissy Wallace, these traitors all hang together

    Liked by 4 people

  44. todayistheday99 says:

    https://streamable.com/8nqfav

    Heckler says “Too long in the basement, Joe”. Then watch Joe stop, think about it, then he moves on like a chump.

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  45. zephyrbreeze says:

    What was that thing Pres. Trump did with his chin at 1:50.
    I’ve never seen anyone do that before.
    Was it a signal?
    (In sports that would be a signal of some kind.)
    Was it a crick in his neck?

    What in the world?
    Please advise.

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  46. msidaho says:

    observations from a very small branch
    What do we know?
    Many have observed mental confusion that seems to be increasingly a problem for Joe Biden
    Many have observed Biden’s shuffling steps as he moved to a podium.
    Many have noted Biden’s absence from the campaign trail

    What else do we know?
    Many have commented on our President’s big heart.

    WhiteBoard commented that at today’s presser Potus seemed to be offering the press an olive branch – urging them to report on the biggest news stories of their careers. I heard it that way, too.

    Potus also warned them to stop attacking Judge Barretts religious beliefs. It didn’t seem like a threat from him (to me), but more as a warning that is is absolutely the worst thing they can do.

    Moving on to a potential debate scenario. Joe is apt to have a meltdown on live TV.

    I can envision our Great Lion ‘get the man a chair. ‘get Joe some water. Chris, please call off this elder abuse.

    If i read our President correctly, his heart would break to see another person suffer …

    I know…. not many see him that way. Did not see him tear up when the ‘peaceful protesters’ said ‘we love you’

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  47. evergreen says:

    Debate is not anywhere near the appropriate word. Beauty pageant, maybe. Showing, for certain.

    A debate is when regarded opponents square off with one another and perform a verbal thrust and parry of point and counterpoint. There is no moderator involved; it is controlled entirely by the two. In this case, Biden is known to be mentally disabled due to age or infirmity. Thus, there is no debate, as he is understood to be not altogether there. Debating is pointless.

    The whole charade is pointless.

    Give them both 15 minutes with his own straight-from-the-sea seal, and see which one can command a trick from the seal before his 15 minutes is up. That would be a comparatively legitimate test of the two participants–certainly as it regards this particular election cycle in this particular nation in the year 2020.

    At least, that’s what anyone who watches this debate is declaring of himself. I’ll pass. There’s no upside to seeing Biden come unglued or drool about his accomplished academic record, and there is nothing but downside if somehow Trump makes a timely pause or trips over his own tongue in answering a question. In the media and center-to-left, Biden wins by showing up, Trump loses for uttering a single syllable. In the center-to-right world, no one is looking for any serious content to evolve from this pairing, so what’s the point? PR parading as deep thought for the idiots among us.

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    • Francesca says:

      Thank you. I hate calling this a debate. IT IS NOT A DEBATE!

      Liked by 1 person

      • TarsTarkas says:

        They don’t want a debate. They want a Biden Meltdown, because they’ll immediately splice it together with a Trump zinger and claim brutality on the part of POTUS to get a sympathy vote for poor ol lying Biden.

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        • paper doll says:

          That’s exactly their idea of the debate happens at all. Orange man is a meanie. I’d like to see PT scold the DNC for elder abuse. Joe will mess himself up. PT need not destroy bim. Joe will self implode

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  48. Amazon (AMZN), brought in the most profit at $11 billion in 2018 and paid an effective tax rate of -1%.
    yeah so?

    Liked by 2 people

  49. Jenevive says:

    But couldn;t this maybe be helpful in his tax lawsuit by claiming they are
    leaking confidential info and can;t be trusted.?

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