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Wed Jun 3, 2020, 04:25 PM

White House compares Trump's church visit to Churchill

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Wednesday compared President Trumpís photo opportunity in front of St. Johnís Episcopal Church to former British Prime Minister Winston Churchillís examination of World War II bombing damage in 1941.

The press secretary likened the controversial walk by Trump, which was immediately preceded by police aggressively pushing peaceful protesters out of Lafayette Square, not only to the famous Churchill visit but also to several notable moments in U.S. presidential history.

"Through all of time, we have seen presidents and leaders across the world who have had leadership moments and very powerful symbols that were important for a nation to see at any given time to show a message of resilience and determination," she said, "Like Churchill, we saw him inspecting the bombing damage. It sent a powerful message of leadership to the British people."

McEnany then mentioned George W. Bush throwing out the ceremonial first pitch after 9/11 and Jimmy Carter putting on a sweater to encourage energy savings and George H.W. Bush signing the Americans with Disabilities Act flanked by two disabled Americans.

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/500977-white-house-compares-trumps-church-visit-to-churchill



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Reply White House compares Trump's church visit to Churchill (Original post)
left-of-center2012 Jun 3 OP
fleur-de-lisa Jun 3 #1
Moostache Jun 3 #2
Leghorn21 Jun 3 #3
crickets Jun 3 #14
FraDon Jun 3 #4
Kid Berwyn Jun 3 #5
Greg K Jun 3 #6
Bad Thoughts Jun 3 #7
Texasgal Jun 3 #8
njhoneybadger Jun 3 #9
tanyev Jun 3 #10
TheCowsCameHome Jun 3 #11
oasis Jun 3 #12
Solly Mack Jun 3 #13
left-of-center2012 Jun 3 #17
Solly Mack Jun 3 #18
Celerity Jun 3 #15
EndlessWire Jun 3 #16
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jun 3 #19
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 04:27 PM

1. The only commonality is the word "church."

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 04:29 PM

2. That's funny...

MY house just compared Trump's stunt to something you'd have seen on the TV show "Jackass" about 15 years ago...like when they locked someone in an outhouse and dumped it over...

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 04:31 PM

3. never surrender!!

"we shall fight on the modified outdoor sun porches, we shall fight on the gentrified sidewalks, we shall fight at the Anthropologies and in The Gap, we shall fight in the Applebees and TGIFridays; we shall ask to see their managers and we shall never surrender"




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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 05:36 PM

14. *snerk* Good one. nt

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 04:31 PM

4. Delusions of adequacy.

n/t

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 04:34 PM

5. It really is not the same.

Along with not needing the horses and tear gas, Churchill wasnít afraid of looking people in the eye.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 04:36 PM

6. I don't remember any of them assaulting peaceful protestors to do it.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 04:38 PM

7. Rather it was Hitler visiting the Eiffel tower

Triumph over a conquered people.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 04:39 PM

8. Churchill was an elaborate speaker

Unlike cheezit that stood there looking a fool and not saying a word.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 04:39 PM

9. That orange fuck isn't worthy to smell Winston Churchill's shit!

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 04:44 PM

10. Audience of one.

When in doubt, pout.

President Trump told staffers working on his campaign that he wanted to look 'like [Winston] Churchill' in photographs and images, believing that he would appear tougher according to a new report in The New York Times.

That is why Donnie, like Winnie, reportedly prefers to scowl, squint and maintain a general sourpuss on his face whenever he is in front of a camera.

It also explains why President Trump may have returned the bust of the prime minister to the Oval Office, with the proximity to his own desk allowing him to practice the downcast frown and furrowed brow favored by the former leader of the United Kingdom.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4339932/President-Trump-frowns-look-like-Winston-Chuirchill.html

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 05:08 PM

11. Trump bombed, all right.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 05:12 PM

12. Trump's event was like LBJ conducting WH business while taking a shit. nt

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 05:12 PM

13. What she lacks in depth she makes up for in ignorance.

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #13)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 05:49 PM

17. I doubt she was hired for her brains

More for being an Ivanka look-a-like.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #17)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 05:52 PM

18. No doubt. She wasn't hired for her brains.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 05:42 PM

15. the hell with Churchill, Longshanks would have Trump hanged, drawn and quartered

Then Sentence was passed, as followeth, viz. That they should return to the place from whence they came, from thence be drawn to the Common place of Execution upon Hurdles, and there to be Hanged by the Necks, then cut down alive, their Privy-Members cut off, and Bowels taken out to be burned before their Faces, their Heads to be severed from their Bodies, and their Bodies divided into four parts, to be disposed of as the King should think fit

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 05:45 PM

16. LOL!

Well, we've seen him toss paper towels at hurricane victims. We've seen him toss a priest out of the church while tear gassing people who were calm (no danger to him.) We've seen him fire people over Twitter because he's too chicken to do it to their faces...he does most things through a third party...I'm surprised he didn't send a proxy to stand in front of the church...

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 10:24 PM

19. Only thing Trump has in common with Churchill is his portliness

Churchill served in the British Army as a Cavalryman. He was later a war correspondent during the Boer War where was captured by the enemy but later escaped.

Trump missed Vietnam due to bone spurs. He described the New York singles scene as his Vietnam.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 10:42 PM

20. What?

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