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Sat Jan 13, 2018, 12:07 AM

White House struggles with muting function for 22 minutes on Iran conference call with reporters

It took the White House 22 minutes to figure out how to enable the "listening only" feature on a conference call on Thursday in which senior administration officials announced that President Trump would continue to waive nuclear program-related sanctions, keeping the deal intact.

"This White House can't even run a f*cking conference call," a reporter on an unmuted phone line angrily exclaimed to the entire call. "They don't know how to mute their line."

"It's the illegitimate media that doesn't know how to conduct themselves. They can't mute their f*cking phones," an unidentified official said. "Mute your phones."

Another White House official repeatedly attempted to quiet the noisy line "so the people in charge" could talk.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/white-house-struggles-with-muting-function-on-iran-conference-call-with-reporters/

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Reply White House struggles with muting function for 22 minutes on Iran conference call with reporters (Original post)
Denzil_DC Jan 2018 OP
trixie2 Jan 2018 #1
burrowowl Jan 2018 #2
Denzil_DC Jan 2018 #4
BigmanPigman Jan 2018 #3
nolabear Jan 2018 #5
Bleacher Creature Jan 2018 #6
KT2000 Jan 2018 #7

Response to Denzil_DC (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 12:20 AM

1. That was hilarious!

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Response to trixie2 (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 12:28 AM

2. Really HILARIOUS!

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Response to trixie2 (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 12:42 AM

4. They've had worse, apparently:

In July 2017, during another background call on the administration's Iran policy, a participant on the call announced that his "inflatable doll is a lesbian."

Last May, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney hosted a call that quickly devolved into a scene out of an episode of the HBO series "Veep," in which crying babies, hacking coughs, and the tune of "Yankee Doodle Dandy" were heard on the line.


I checked. No sign this is satire.

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Response to Denzil_DC (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 12:40 AM

3. But Hillary had unsecured...................

"Just where is that damn mute button chief?". "Better lower the cone of silence, Smart".

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Response to Denzil_DC (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 12:43 AM

5. According to Rachel at one point "Never Gonna Give You Up" started playing.

to whomEVER Rickrolled the White House.

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Response to Denzil_DC (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 01:05 AM

6. He hires only the best! nt

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Response to Denzil_DC (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 01:29 AM

7. Mandarin Chinese

was spoken by some of the participants - whoever any of them were.

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