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Wed Mar 25, 2020, 11:06 PM

Trump campaign freaks and threatens legal action against ad that used the president's own words




President Donald Trump’s campaign is freaking out after the group Priorities USA used the president’s own words against him on his response to the coronavirus.

The president was slow to act on the crisis, thinking that barring anyone from China from coming into the United States somehow saved the county. The virus didn’t observe borders, however. People beyond China contracted the virus and those came in contact with Americans or flew to the United States where the virus continued to spread.

Still, Trump refused to act, saying that it was nothing more than a flu. Even during a briefing yesterday, Wednesday, March 24, Trump, again, compared it to the flu and to car accidents.
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“We have a lot of people dying from the flu, as you know,” Trump told reporters. “It looks like it could be over 50,000,” he said about the current flu season. He later had to clarify that he was talking about deaths from the flu, “not cases, 50,000 deaths, which is a lot.”


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Reply Trump campaign freaks and threatens legal action against ad that used the president's own words (Original post)
Gothmog Mar 25 OP
Jeebo Mar 25 #1
struggle4progress Mar 25 #2
SunSeeker Mar 25 #3
misanthrope Mar 26 #17
SunSeeker Mar 26 #19
misanthrope Mar 26 #20
SunSeeker Mar 26 #21
Gothmog Mar 25 #4
SunSeeker Mar 26 #22
Jarqui Mar 25 #5
klook Mar 25 #6
MustLoveBeagles Mar 25 #7
Gothmog Mar 25 #8
UCmeNdc Mar 25 #9
lpbk2713 Mar 25 #10
Frasier Balzov Mar 26 #11
roamer65 Mar 26 #12
safeinOhio Mar 26 #13
Gothmog Mar 26 #14
dalton99a Mar 26 #15
smirkymonkey Mar 26 #16
misanthrope Mar 26 #18
Gothmog Mar 26 #23

Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 11:10 PM

1. I'll donate to keep that ad on the air...

...if I get an email asking me to.

If that ad is bothering that con man that much, we need to keep it running.

-- Ron

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 11:12 PM

2. "It's libelous to quote me!"

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 11:15 PM

3. Here's another brutal one. And this is before the bodies start piling up.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 03:05 AM

17. In that second ad, what was Reagan's "crisis"?

When he invaded Grenada to divert sentiment from dead US Marines in Beirut? The Berlin discotheque bombing?

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Response to misanthrope (Reply #17)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 03:07 AM

19. I think it alludes to his "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall" moment.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #19)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 03:09 AM

20. Ha! That wasn't a crisis

That was Ronnie Raygun's handlers realizing what Gorbachev was doing, seeing the handwriting on the wall and getting out in front to employ it for their own benefit. It was all show biz bullshit.

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Response to misanthrope (Reply #20)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 03:11 AM

21. Of course, but hey, at least he wasn't calling for building a wall, like Shitler.

I think it is throwing a St. Ronnie bone to the Never Trumpers, hoping to get their vote.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 11:16 PM

4. Trump campaign just released a cease and desist letter demanding that TV stations immediately pull t

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 03:53 AM

22. That will only bring even more attention to the ad. Hee hee.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 11:22 PM

5. Bring it on!

A lawsuit will provide all kinds of media coverage on the issue = free advertising

You can be sure they'll counter with false advertising about Biden and make false equivalence arguments.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 11:34 PM

6. Outstanding ad.

Trump's own words are proof of his utter lack of qualifications for the job.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 11:36 PM

7. Please proceed jackass

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 11:42 PM

8. The White House Throws A Tantrum After CNN And MSNBC Cut Off Trump's Coronavirus Briefing




The White House blew a gasket on Monday after CNN and MSNBC cut away from Donald Trump’s latest coronavirus briefing, which was arguably his most incoherent yet.

In a tweet, Judd Deere – special assistant to the president – called it “pretty disgraceful that @CNN and @MSNBC have both cut away from this @WhiteHouse briefing with @realDonaldTrump and @Mike_Pence during a global pandemic.”

Deere continued, presumably with a straight face, “Thank you to @FoxNews for keeping Americans informed.”


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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 11:43 PM

9. It is amazing how Donald Corruption Trump can turn and sway in the wind.

And his supporters will still support his lies as truth.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 11:46 PM

10. We should be allowed to know what outlets gave in to this bullying.



I don't need TV that much anyway.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 12:23 AM

11. What "hoax" was being alleged in Trump's remarks?

And what is the equivalency between "politicizing" and "hoax" which the letter offers in explanation?

This is utter failure to state a case.

The letter's only real point is that the Bully-in-Chief thinks he now has friends on the courts and at the FCC who will punish broadcasters who run ads which bruise him.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 12:23 AM

12. I saw it last night. Powerful and truthful ad.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 12:32 AM

13. They need to put tramps personal lawyer right on it.

Anyone seen Rudy?

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 01:13 AM

14. This will be fun to watch

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 02:43 AM

15. Spread this far and wide

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 03:04 AM

16. Why is he threatening legal action? Just because he doesn't like what his own words make him

look like? There is nothing false in that ad. Those were direct quotes. He doesn't have a leg to stand on. It's like his constant claims of slander when they play his clips of HIM speaking back to the public and he calls it "Fake News".

It's like, dude, that is literally you on film, saying what you are saying, so there is no way it could possibly considered "Fake News". That is YOU! Those are YOUR words. He is such a fucking moron, but there is still at least 30% of this country that will stick with him no matter what. God, help us.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #16)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 03:07 AM

18. The bar for libel on an elected official is about the highest that exists

It's exceedingly difficult to prove, nearly impossible, especially with the official's own quotes.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:36 AM

23. From Nicole Wallace

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