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Fri May 19, 2017, 08:04 AM

Trump shows wear from a brutal week





Trump shows wear from a brutal week

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/18/trump-week-of-scandal-response-238574



The president lashes out at the 'witch hunt' against him that he claims is dividing the country.

By Matthew Nussbaum

05/18/2017 05:14 PM EDT

Updated 05/18/2017 06:13 PM EDT
Donald Trump is pictured. | AP Photo

President Donald Trump is doing nothing to hide his hurt at the way he feels he is being mistreated. | AP Photo



President Donald Trump is tired of not winning.

He wants to talk about jobs, or trade, or combating illegal immigration, or his victory in the 2016 election. But reality continues to intervene.

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He is wounded, offended and convinced that certain forces are working to bring down his presidency. The problem, he has said again and again, is not him or his own actions. It is how he is being treated and received — by the media, by the FBI, by Democrats, by his own staff.

“The entire thing has been a witch hunt, and there was no collusion,” Trump said Thursday when asked about the appointment of the special prosecutor.

“Believe me,” he added later, “there’s no collusion.”

And when pressed on whether, as reported, he had asked Comey to drop the investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, he responded forcefully: “No. No. Next question.”


But as he stood beside the president of Colombia in the East Room and tried to pivot to discussing jobs and trade and crime, the strain of the week was apparent on the president. He was more reserved than usual and gave short, if still winding, answers to questions. At one point, he called on a New York Times reporter who was not at the news conference, and his staff handed the microphone to a local Washington television reporter.

Seated before the president were top advisers including chief of staff Reince Priebus and Trump’s son-in-law and top adviser Jared Kushner. He has grown irritated with both in recent weeks according to reports. Off to the side stood embattled press secretary Sean Spicer, whose days behind the podium appear to be numbered.


The closest Trump came to admitting mistake was stating he misread how his firing of former FBI Director James Comey would be received — though it also served as an accusation of hypocrisy.....................

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riversedge May 2017 OP
greymattermom May 2017 #1
uppityperson May 2017 #2
yurbud May 2017 #3
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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 08:28 AM

1. Trump will be learning the difference between reality

and reality tv. I'm sure he likes the tv version better.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 09:50 AM

2. It's really sad when your misdeeds catch up to you. Tiny violin.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 11:56 AM

3. somebody could end him overnight if they leaked his taxes.

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Response to yurbud (Reply #3)

Fri May 19, 2017, 09:07 PM

4. A good mafia hit man could end him overnight. It wold be cheap too I'll contribute $10.00.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat May 20, 2017, 01:01 AM

5. Boo fucking hoo.






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