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Tue Aug 15, 2017, 08:11 PM

Frank Bruni on Trump: We Just Witnessed an 'Act of Self-Immolation Without the Flames'

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Source: Mediaite

President Donald Trump offered a dizzying, if not confused, explanation of his comments that followed the deadly protest in Charlottesville this past weekend, but also touched on a number of issues that are sure to be parsed and discussed on cable news outlets in the coming hours, days, millennia.

The takes are coming hot and fast, and NY Times columnist — and MSNBC contributor — Frank Bruni is out of the gates early, with some top-shelf hyperbole and graphic adjectives in describing Trump’s presser.

Bruni called it an “act of self-immolation by a man by a man who can’t take criticism,” without the flames. He went on to say that Trump “obviously meant what he said on Saturday,” (when he blamed the violence on “many sides”) adding that Trump’s comment yesterday, he “obviously only said what he said because he was being made to.”

For flourish, Bruni added that, in his view, Trump’s comments were akin to “a child pouting…a narcissist screaming,” finishing off with “whatever hole he was trying to dig out of he made three leagues deeper.”

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Read more: https://www.mediaite.com/tv/frank-bruni-on-trump-we-just-witnessed-an-act-of-self-immolation-without-the-flames/



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Reply Frank Bruni on Trump: We Just Witnessed an 'Act of Self-Immolation Without the Flames' (Original post)
highplainsdem Aug 2017 OP
broadcaster90210 Aug 2017 #1
Delphinus Aug 2017 #2
broadcaster90210 Aug 2017 #3
Delphinus Aug 2017 #4
broadcaster90210 Aug 2017 #7
furtheradu Aug 2017 #6
broadcaster90210 Aug 2017 #8
LuckyLib Aug 2017 #9
smirkymonkey Aug 2017 #12
DFW Aug 2017 #13
truthisfreedom Aug 2017 #5
dchill Aug 2017 #10
Wash. state Desk Jet Aug 2017 #11
DFW Aug 2017 #14
muriel_volestrangler Aug 2017 #15

Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Aug 15, 2017, 08:21 PM

1. And yet, he is still POTUS with ZERO movment to impeach.

nt

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Response to broadcaster90210 (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 15, 2017, 08:37 PM

2. I know!

What is it going to take? Where's the outrage from the Congress-critters?

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Response to Delphinus (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 15, 2017, 08:50 PM

3. I don't think anything will trigger it.

I am CONVINCED there will be no move to impeach Trump regardless of ANYTHING he does. To be clear, the following statement is not a call for anything violent, but sitting arounf and just hoping we get a good turnout in Nov, 2018 is NOT the answer. America won't be here by then. Why so many can't get through their heads that we the the frogs on a hotplate is beyond me.

Their plan is to destroy America. Be assured they will do it before election da 2018.

A start would be for the Dems to shut doen the Senate as much as they can. But they won't. Think about the following ... a SCOTUS seat was appointed by the titular head of the Klan (Trump). A small legion of justices are going to go on the bench appointed by the head of the Klan. And that may be the leadt of our problems.

Constantly saying "he's done now!" and hoping that he will be romoved is a fools errand.

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Response to broadcaster90210 (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 15, 2017, 09:12 PM

4. I agree

that hoping for removal is a waste of precious time.

I feel as you do that 2018 is way too late. I am truly unsure if America will survive this.

I am grateful you are here with us - belated welcome to you.

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Response to Delphinus (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 15, 2017, 09:30 PM

7. Most kind. Thank you.

😊

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Response to Delphinus (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 15, 2017, 09:29 PM

6. Congress needs US to flood local offices

With calls, emails, VISITS, if possible, while they are on "vacation". THEY need our encouragement & insistence, D or r, they NEED to be able to report to their colleagues that voters back home DEMAND a few things :
They have the responsibility to be the check & balance on executive branch.
They must put the PEOPLE, the US, the Constitution, before party or $.
They MUST know we hold them accountable, & expect them to fulfill the duties of the Sacred OATH they each swore to.
They have to know that if they refuse to defend US, & the Constitution, that WE accept that inaction as proof of their own collusion in the crimes & treason of the trump-rusky-republiker mob.
They have to do everything legally possible to curb the Trump insanity.
I say start the process of the 25th Amendment, as well as Impeachment, which is already on paper in the House.
Please make Your calls.

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Response to furtheradu (Reply #6)

Tue Aug 15, 2017, 09:31 PM

8. I like this a lot.

And I emohasize the word "flood".

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Response to furtheradu (Reply #6)

Tue Aug 15, 2017, 09:46 PM

9. Phones are a waste - voicemail boxes full. Email

blocks you if you aren't in their district. Even Ryan. Snail mail has been my route, but we shouldn't have to.
What do we do?

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Response to furtheradu (Reply #6)

Tue Aug 15, 2017, 11:08 PM

12. +1000

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Response to broadcaster90210 (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 16, 2017, 12:11 AM

13. You can't impeach a president for "being an asshole."

The Constitution spells out clearly the grounds on which a president can be impeached. Being an asshole isn't one of them.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Aug 15, 2017, 09:15 PM

5. He'll fire someone and blame them.

And go back to picking his ass and sniffing his finger.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Aug 15, 2017, 09:56 PM

10. DDD. Deliberately Digging Deeper.

Which is another TTT - Troubling Trump Trait.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Aug 15, 2017, 10:43 PM

11. Just the other day Trump thanked a bot on twitter

The point here clearly is, Trump must think he cannot afford to lose any of his support base. His fans he calls that. He uses words over and over like sic, sad, pathetic ,fake, lie's,liars . Who is sick,who is sad,who is fake ,who is the liar and who is stuck in place where he has nowhere specifically to assign blame ? In short he cannot lie his way past this and as a result of that he has become flippant as all hell. One too many times he falls down that hole and melt total down will no doubt be imminent .

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Aug 16, 2017, 12:17 AM

14. It won't matter. Nothing will.

For those who still support him now, he could schedule a public appearance, read the want ads from the Saturday Des Moines Register, and they'd smile and wave their "America First" signs, thoroughly convinced they had heard some profound right wing wisdom.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Aug 16, 2017, 07:27 AM

15. Locking - this is opinion, not news in its own right

Please repost in GD. Thanks.

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