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Fri May 19, 2017, 07:38 PM

NUTJOB - Trump Officials: 'He Looks More and More Like a Complete Moron'

Source: The Daily Beast



In the wake of yet another Russia-related bombshell, Trump aides despaired because they know President Trump only has himself to blame.

LACHLAN MARKAY
ASAWIN SUEBSAENG
NOAH SHACHTMAN
05.19.17 6:25 PM ET

Donald Trump and his senior staffers were headed across the Atlantic when news broke that the president had trash-talked former FBI director James Comey in a meeting with Russian government officials—a meeting in which Trump reportedly promised the Kremlin more flexibility in their relationship with “crazy” Comey out of the picture.

“I just fired the head of the FBI. He was crazy, a real nut job,” Trump told Russia’s foreign minister and ambassador to the United States, according to an official written account of the meeting first reported by The New York Times. “I faced great pressure because of Russia. That’s taken off,” Trump promised.

The White House confirmed that Trump made the remarks in a Friday afternoon statement, but insisted that the president was simply attempting to elicit concessions from the Russians. The administration officials and West Wing aides who were left grounded stateside on Friday late afternoon couldn’t do much more than dodge questions and vent inflamed frustrations at their boss. (Senior staffers who escaped aboard Air Force One included Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, Senior Advisor Jared Kushner, Director of Strategic Communications Hope Hicks, Press Secretary Sean Spicer, and National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster.)

“I’m glad I’m not on the plane so I could be here to answer your Russia questions,” a senior Trump administration official said, sarcastically, before abruptly hanging up.
Trump’s remarks quickly elicited groans, and some harsh words, from senior officials who did speak with The Daily Beast.

Read more: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/05/19/trump-officials-he-looks-more-and-more-like-a-complete-moron

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Reply NUTJOB - Trump Officials: 'He Looks More and More Like a Complete Moron' (Original post)
DonViejo May 2017 OP
dalton99a May 2017 #1
Ligyron May 2017 #2
nocalflea May 2017 #3
Kimchijeon May 2017 #4
Aristus May 2017 #5
flibbitygiblets May 2017 #6
Hekate May 2017 #7
BumRushDaShow May 2017 #8
3catwoman3 May 2017 #9
mark fromelko May 2017 #10
Turbineguy May 2017 #11
Danascot May 2017 #12
world wide wally May 2017 #13
Qutzupalotl May 2017 #14

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 07:43 PM

1. "Okay, he fired Comey. With a semi-competent comms operation, that would blow over in 24 hours"

They seriously believe that? Delusional.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 07:54 PM

2. From the Article:

“Trump himself hasn’t been implicated in any of these leaks except where he’s implicated himself, where he says something that makes his perhaps less-than-sterling intentions clear,”, said the official.

and there ya go.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 07:54 PM

3. What the hell did these people think they signed up for ?

All-in on the hateful , divisive and destructive policies - karmas a bitch .

Odd , I feel like dancing .

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 07:55 PM

4. More and more? Pretty sure he's displayed complete Moron levels long, long ago nt

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Response to Kimchijeon (Reply #4)

Fri May 19, 2017, 07:56 PM

5. You beat me to it!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 08:10 PM

6. "Either the chief is a complete moron...and complete morons are rare.."

as quoted by Danny DeVito's two-timing mistress from the 1986 movie "Ruthless People".

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 08:23 PM

7. PRICELESS quote at link...

Asked if a staff shakeup would help: "Yes, if it comes with a frontal lobotomy for Trump."

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Response to Hekate (Reply #7)

Fri May 19, 2017, 08:39 PM

8. !!!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 08:57 PM

9. He doesn't just...

...look like a complete moron, he IS a complete moron.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 09:29 PM

10. "Looks"?

 

?1457885316

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 09:39 PM

11. There are things you can disiss as rookie stuff.

but he's well beyond that.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 11:40 PM

12. Brilliant!

You need a wider audience, like nation-wide.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat May 20, 2017, 03:38 AM

13. What were we thinking?

(the "we" is generic)

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat May 20, 2017, 02:49 PM

14. Snakes on a plane

as Rick Wilson's kid calls them.

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