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Tue Nov 24, 2020, 11:35 PM

White House Reporter Caught On Mic After Bizarre 1-Minute Trump Briefing

Source: Huffington Post

Josephine Harvey·Reporter, HuffPost
Tue, 24 November 2020, 7:47 pm GMT-6·1-min read

Some White House reporters seemed more baffled than usual on Tuesday after President Donald Trump delivered a minute-long press briefing in which he failed to mention that he had finally agreed to transition power to President-elect Joe Biden.

The surprise briefing was Trump’s first in weeks. But instead of offering his concession, Trump boasted about the Dow Jones hitting the “sacred number” of 30,000 ― ignoring his previous claim that a Biden win would prompt a market crash. He then abruptly departed after 64 seconds, ignoring the torrent of questions from reporters about when he might acknowledge his loss.

“Well that was weird as shit,” one reporter is overheard commenting immediately after Trump’s departure.

“That was one of the stranger ones we’ve had,” someone else noted.


Read more: https://uk.news.yahoo.com/trump-one-minute-press-briefing-014741163.html

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Reply White House Reporter Caught On Mic After Bizarre 1-Minute Trump Briefing (Original post)
Judi Lynn Nov 24 OP
LearnedHand Nov 24 #1
chowder66 Nov 24 #3
eppur_se_muova Nov 25 #11
Hekate Nov 25 #12
Sapient Donkey Nov 25 #18
CatMor Nov 24 #2
BootinUp Nov 24 #4
stopdiggin Nov 25 #5
PSPS Nov 25 #7
lunatica Nov 25 #15
BumRushDaShow Nov 25 #20
bedazzled Nov 25 #25
BumRushDaShow Nov 25 #27
bedazzled Nov 25 #28
BumRushDaShow Nov 25 #29
bedazzled Nov 25 #30
BumRushDaShow Nov 25 #31
bedazzled Nov 25 #32
BumRushDaShow Nov 25 #33
smb Nov 25 #34
LudwigPastorius Nov 25 #6
PSPS Nov 25 #8
uppityperson Nov 25 #9
Cha Nov 25 #10
PatrickforO Nov 25 #13
lunatica Nov 25 #17
RussellCattle Nov 25 #14
myohmy2 Nov 25 #16
yardwork Nov 25 #19
BumRushDaShow Nov 25 #21
Paladin Nov 25 #23
LymphocyteLover Nov 25 #22
Paladin Nov 25 #24
LymphocyteLover Nov 25 #26

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Nov 24, 2020, 11:37 PM

1. And it ends as it began

Remember W commented to someone at the idiot’s inauguration “That was some weird shit”?

Edit for grammar.

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Response to LearnedHand (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 24, 2020, 11:40 PM

3. Good catch. nt

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Response to LearnedHand (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 01:46 AM

11. To Hillary, in fact. nt

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Response to LearnedHand (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 01:49 AM

12. Absolutely



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Response to LearnedHand (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 03:33 AM

18. I saw weird as shit tending on twitter

I didn't click on it, but I assumed it was making reference to that Bush comment.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Nov 24, 2020, 11:40 PM

2. Is the little mind he has finally gone and he forgot where he was.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Nov 24, 2020, 11:51 PM

4. This reminds me of a scene

from a STAR TREK TOS. When the science mission in the Galileo shuttle craft is about to end in a fiery orbital decay, and Spock remarks that such a death was preferable to one on the inhospitable planet below and then the line I remembered from crewman Boma: I admire your ability to make so measured a choice.

ranking dump's press briefings, thats making a similarly measured choice.

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Response to BootinUp (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 12:22 AM

5. stealin' that one

"such a measured choice"
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Response to stopdiggin (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 01:06 AM

7. Yes, that was back when they paid writers more than lunch money for their work, and it showed.

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Response to BootinUp (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 02:14 AM

15. Spock once made a drastic Hail Mary maneuver to escape certain destruction

In the shuttle, and when asked by Kirk why he did that Spock said because at the time it was the only logical thing left to do.

I’ve always loved that line.

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Response to BootinUp (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 08:03 AM

20. There was a recent humorous summary/review of that episode ("The Galileo Seven" )

that included our situation in this pandemic!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #20)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 02:12 PM

25. Thank you! That is so enjoyable!

You can tell I'm old, because I expected "lost" to go on to "in space." I am presently reading the "These Are the Voyages" TOS books by Mark Cushman. They are very enjoyable if you're a big Star Trek fan

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Response to bedazzled (Reply #25)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 02:44 PM

27. I have several shelves of Trek novels in my bookcases

from 5 series and even have Shatner's autograph in one of the ones he co-wrote that supposedly took place after the film "Generations" (the first in that series "The Return" ). Have been a fan of D.C. Fontana's, A.C. Crispin's, and Diane Duane's Trek novels (particularly the Vulcan & Romulan ones). So yeah, I hear ya!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #27)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 03:30 PM

28. I am having a trek and dark shadows pandemic

One season left on next generation. Then on to deep space nine. Half thru dark shadows. Making the most of my pandemic-forced retirement

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Response to bedazzled (Reply #28)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 03:42 PM

29. I remember coming home from school

to turn on "Dark Shadows". Liked Jonathan Frid!

I have all the episodes of 6 Trek series on VHS taped when they aired (including an anniversary set of TOS special edition episodes that SciFi channel had aired back in the late-'90s and the animated TOS one that might be worth your checking out if you hadn't seen any of those). Haven't watched any of the new CBS series (not really ready to pay to watch those )

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #29)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 03:48 PM

30. I watched shadows first run...

Funnily I was a lost in space fan, not star trek! Liked bill mumy. Never heard of the special edition. Thanks for the tip! I wouldn't pay for new trek either. Still remember anxiously awaiting shadows reboot in '91 and being decimated by what they did to it. Guess I was an old crab when i was 33!

Thanks for the info. Hope you have the best possible holiday, full of hope for the future!

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Response to bedazzled (Reply #30)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 04:35 PM

31. Oh the Dark Shadows was watched first run

Used to come on at 4 pm here in Philly. My first "soap opera"! Used to watch "Lost in Space" too - I had a thing for Mark Goddard. I decided not to bother with the "Lost in Space" reboot. As much as people complain about the older series being "cheesy" there was more of an "adventure" feel to those shows vs the more recent remakes always aiming to be "dark and foreboding" (which is why I actually hated the reboot of "Battlestar Galactica" and preferred the original).

Also liked "The Time Tunnel" during that era, but my fave was actually "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" (David Hedison!!!11!!!!).

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #31)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 05:09 PM

32. The dad on lost in space was hot too!

Dr smith was awesome. I wouldn't mind seeing some time tunnel and outer limits. Twilight zone is my favorite though. I laugh because I rarely watch anything less than 50 years old... my husband has this terrific tv and sound system and all i watch is old stuff.

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Response to bedazzled (Reply #32)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 05:17 PM

33. One other big difference between the old stuff and the current stuff

is that back then, the "1 hour show" was 51 minutes. Now you are lucky if a "1 hour show" is 41 minutes with the rest commercials.

Dr. Smith.

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Response to BootinUp (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 09:59 PM

34. Wussolini's Appearances Remind Me Of This Scene

Spock: Captain, the speech follows no logical pattern.
Kirk: Random sentences strung together.
McCoy: He looks drugged, Jim. Almost at a cataleptic state.
--"Patterns of Force"

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 01:01 AM

6. There was also a "What the hell was that?" right at the beginning of the reporter post-chatter.


That really seems to have thrown them. Hmmm...

I would think the press covering Trump daily would be used to irrational behavior, insane contradictory statements, and a firehose of lies coming from that loser.

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Response to LudwigPastorius (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 01:07 AM

8. Well, that's implied with "that was one of the stranger ones."

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 01:42 AM

9. Here's a Twitter link with video of end

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 01:45 AM

10. Yeah, Weird trump SHITE.. but would

anyone really Expect Anything ELSE?!!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 01:55 AM

13. Trump really does not get it. In this case, it is believed that rally

in the Dow was relief that he has finally, officially lost, and we're getting a sane government again.

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Response to PatrickforO (Reply #13)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 02:22 AM

17. Well it certainly wasn't anything Trump did

It might have been a combination of future money makers because of Biden’s picks and the vaccines.

The Market rallies when it smells money opportunities. Nothing Trump is doing now will help them make money.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 02:02 AM

14. Everyone in America should look back as the last four years comes to a close and say.....

....."Well that was weird as shit". It should be a bumper sticker.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 02:17 AM

16. I think he's cracking...

...I'll bet he's so pissed he can be found in the White House down on all fours chewing the carpet...

...how dare anyone say 'NO" to the mighty trump...yet alone, 'YOU'RE FIRED, LOSER!'

...in his wildest dreams trump never believed he could ever lose to 'Sleepy Joe'...

...he still can't say it, but he did...

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 07:55 AM

19. They're just now noticing that Trump's "press conferences" are weird as shit??!!

Their normalization of this shit has been part of the problem all along.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #19)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 08:08 AM

21. THIS THIS THIS

Joe Madison was also just talking about this non-event.

Here we are 4 years later and they STILL keep expecting something "normal" that isn't "weird shit".

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Response to yardwork (Reply #19)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 12:12 PM

23. Amen, amen, amen.

The trump regime has thrived under a complacent, reserved national media. Lots to answer for, lots of blame to accept.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 08:19 AM

22. he has a really weird idea of what is "sacred"

but of course conservative christians LOVE him

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Response to LymphocyteLover (Reply #22)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 12:15 PM

24. Money is the only thing he's ever really cared about.

I hope that he's eating his own guts out right now, over the fact that the 30,000 mark was set as a direct result of his getting thrown out of office. Suffer, motherfucker.

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Response to Paladin (Reply #24)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 02:34 PM

26. True!

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