Our president has been spewing words in a cabinet meeting and with reporters. Fact-checking could fill a book. Here are some samples:
These tweets hit my timeline within about ten minutes this afternoon…
And losing their votes…
”I’m not going to vote for the president, and I’m on record for saying that,” said Gibbs, a former chairperson of the Shelby County Republican Party. “He could come up with this $50 billion, he could walk across my pond and not get wet, and I’m still not going to vote for him because, you know, at the end of the day my name is Chris Gibbs, it’s not Judas, and I’m not going to sell my political moorings for 30 pieces of silver.” Gibbs was one of millions of voters who gave Trump…
CLICK HEREhttps://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/14/trump-could-walk-across-my-pond-and-i-wont-vote-for-him-again-ohio-farmer.html for the full CNBC story.
They’re all following Donald Trump like he’s the Pied Piper. And we know how THAT ended!
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Compliments of Lindsey Graham. Enter the way-back machine set for 2016.
And THIS CLIPhttps://twitter.com/samstein/status/1177695059560599552 from the same year.
It’s not pretty.
As a political reporter for most of the last 30 years I have also endured many long and rambling political press conferences with Australian prime ministers and world leaders.
But watching a full presidential Trump press conference while visiting the US this week I realised how much the reporting of Trump necessarily edits and parses his words, to force it into sequential paragraphs or impose meaning where it is difficult to detect.
CLICK HERE to get all of the reporter’s impressions.