• Trump speaks at Phoenix rally, again commits to The Wall™
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[QUOTE]President Donald Trump took to the stage in Phoenix wounded. A week after he was widely condemned for blaming "many sides" for a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville that took the life of a counterprotester, the president went beyond a scripted plea for unity and love on Tuesday night by quickly devolving into a series of animated attacks on the media, former President Barack Obama, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. John McCain. Back in his natural element, revving up a stadium of supporters, Trump dispensed with any veneer of contrition and vigorously defended his response to Charlottesville just one day after a scripted, sober address about an increased American military presence in Afghanistan. Trump seemed to be reveling in the crowd's love from the moment he entered, clapping his hands as he made his way slowly to the podium, and before long he was enticing the crowd to rain boos on reporters. "Wow, what a crowd, what a crowd," were Trump's first words when he stepped to the microphone. "There aren't too many people outside protesting, that I can tell you," Trump quickly added, before going on to marvel at the size of the crowd, and noting that some people were still in line waiting to get in. Trump then issued — quickly — his scripted call for unity. "We all share the same home, the same dreams and the same hopes for a better future,” he said. “A wound inflicted on one member of our community is a wound inflicted upon us all. When one part of America hurts, we all hurt. And one American suffers and injustice, all of America suffers together. We're all together." But the president quickly became animated, moved off script and began a broadside against the "very dishonest media," as the crowd booed loudly. Apparently lifted by the energy of the crowd, Trump appeared to disregard his prepared remarks for large portions of the address. "I have a home in Charlottesville," Trump quipped, before attacking the press and [B]re-reading his initial statements from after Charlottesville, claiming repeatedly that he was misrepresented by the press. He did not repeat his call for blame on "many sides."[/B] Trump derided The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN — the crowd chanted "CNN sucks!" — and "little George Stephanopoulos" of ABC. The crowd roared along with each attack, as Trump was repeatedly interrupted by protesters, one of whom he berated for not having a "powerful voice." [B]It is the fault of the media, Trump declared, for "fomenting divisions" in the United States.[/B] [B]"They are trying to take away our history and our heritage, you see that," Trump said, an apparent reference to removing monuments to Confederate generals. [/B] [B]"These are really, really dishonest people and they're bad people and I really think they don't like our country,"[/B] Trump said of the press. "The only people giving a platform to these hate groups is the media itself and the fake news." [B] "These are sick people,” he continued. “You know the thing I don't understand? You would think they'd want to make our country great again and I honestly believe they don't."[/B] [I][U][B]Trump repeatedly said, falsely, that television channels were switching away from his address.[/B][/U][/I] [B]Trump did praise Fox News, and specifically conservative host Sean Hannity and the morning show “Fox and Friends,” which he said treated him fairly.[/B] After the extended diatribe against the press, the president switched gears. He asked the crowd how it felt about Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the anti-immigration crusader who lost re-election in November and was recently convicted of criminal contempt for disobeying a court order about mistreating Latinos. [B]Trump previously announced that he was considering a pardon for Arpaio[/B], but the White House announced earlier Tuesday it would not take place at the Phoenix rally. [B]"I think he's going to be just fine, okay?" Trump said of Arpaio. "I won't do it tonight because I don't want to cause any controversy."[/B] [/QUOTE] [URL]http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/22/trump-arizona-phoenix-rally-241923[/URL] Also at the rally: Trump: I'm building the wall even 'if we have to close down our government' [QUOTE]President [URL="https://www.cnbc.com/donald-trump/"]Donald Trump[/URL] on Tuesday said he would be willing to shut down the government in order to get the funding needed for his proposed border wall. "If we have to close down our government, we're building that wall," Trump said at a rally in [URL="https://www.cnbc.com/arizona/"]Arizona[/URL]. If Congress does not reach a funding deal that the president signs into law by a Sept. 30 deadline, the government will shut down. Congressional Democrats have explicitly said they will not support a deal that includes money for the wall. Trump could, in theory, veto or choose not to sign a spending measure that Congress passes without funding for the barrier, causing a shutdown. [/QUOTE] [URL]https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/22/trump-says-hes-willing-to-shut-down-the-government-to-get-his-border-wall.html[/URL] [video=youtube;Io91b-BQrp0]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Io91b-BQrp0[/video] And Politifact [URL="http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2017/aug/22/fact-checking-president-donald-trumps-campaign-ral/"]fact-checking[/URL] some of the claims made.
lots of material for the next vic berger video
Relying on political rallies to make yourself feel good. What a sad, pathetic excuse for a human being
What a dickhead. And for a moment I thought he was legitimately wounded, like someone attacked him physically at the rally or something and was about to be empathetic. But no, its just his wounded pride.
[QUOTE=Doctor Zedacon;52603144]What a dickhead. And for a moment I thought he was legitimately wounded, like someone attacked him physically at the rally or something and was about to be empathetic. But no, its just his wounded pride.[/QUOTE] If he was actually injured, he would spin the story and unleash God-knows-what. Arguably, his pride is his biggest weakspot. Hopefully people will realize that a broken Trump is better than a bleeding Trump.
Government shutdown over the wall. This is going to be great. GOP is going to abandon ship. This is the hill Trump is going to die on
Can we put trumps face next to the word "pathetic" in the dictionary yet?
[media]https://twitter.com/210Deek/status/900187129824849921[/media] There's a delicious irony of watching the President live on CNN claiming that CNN has turned off their camera to censor him. [URL="https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-holds-campaign-style-rally-amid-large-protests-in-arizona/2017/08/22/dd7c83c0-8796-11e7-961d-2f373b3977ee_story.html"]Trump also suggested he might pardon Joe Arpaio.[/URL] I'm sure that'd go over great.
Looks like those 15k were fucking lit at his speech [media]https://twitter.com/davecatanese/status/900197010996772864[/media]
I think it's crazy he's still having political rallies, aren't they just to boost his morale? It's insane. By far the weakest president we've ever had.
I'm embarrassed to have this sad little man as my president.
GOP pollies already don't like him for his comments on Charlottesville and the way he's been treating their whip and other members, this is going to be fucking good
[QUOTE=notlabbet;52603194]I think it's crazy he's still having political rallies, aren't they just to boost his morale? It's insane. By far the weakest president we've ever had.[/QUOTE] Fresh from a 17 day vacation out of many, hypocritical to the bone (moreso than most presidents), liar and probably not even having the mental capacity to be the president. He is the epitome of weakness.
[QUOTE=notlabbet;52603194]I think it's crazy he's still having political rallies, aren't they just to boost his morale? It's insane. By far the weakest president we've ever had.[/QUOTE] It's the only thing he likes and he is completely convinced he will be in the whitehouse for 8 years. Hell at times you sort of thinks he doesn't get the entire terms thing at all.
[QUOTE]"I think he's going to be just fine, okay?" Trump said of Arpaio. "I won't do it tonight because I don't want to cause any controversy."[/QUOTE] Arpaio and Trump are both scum. If he's pardoned I'm going to be livid. Can anything be done about that?
[QUOTE=Teddybeer;52603255]It's the only thing he likes and he is completely convinced he will be in the whitehouse for 8 years. Hell at times you sort of thinks he doesn't get the entire terms thing at all.[/QUOTE] Well for someone who consistently fails to show anything remotely resembling even a basic understanding of his position's powers and responsibilities it's not surprising at all that he'd also utterly fail to grasp the finder details of getting reelected too.
[QUOTE=T553412;52603117]Relying on political rallies to make yourself feel good. What a sad, pathetic excuse for a human being[/QUOTE] I wonder how many people were paid to attend.
[QUOTE=BelatedGamer;52603262]Arpaio and Trump are both scum. If he's pardoned I'm going to be livid. Can anything be done about that?[/QUOTE] Unfortunately, there is virtually no way to overturn a presidential pardon.
[quote]"They are trying to take away our history and our heritage, you see that," Trump said, an apparent reference to removing monuments to Confederate generals.[/quote] Trump is going to split this country in two I swear.
[QUOTE=Code3Response;52603152]Government shutdown over the wall. This is going to be great. GOP is going to abandon ship. This is the hill Trump is going to die on[/QUOTE] After pulling out of the Paris agreement, I'm actually starting to think that he might be stupid and stubborn enough to do it.
[QUOTE=Raidyr;52603080]"These are sick people,” he continued. “You know the thing I don't understand? You would think they'd want to make our country great again and I honestly believe they don't."[/QUOTE] jesus, shut the fuck up you ancient piece of shit. i keep saying he can't appear any stupider but he manages to lower the bar every time he opens his mouth.
I will never understand the support this guy has. Why would you drive out somewhere just to masturbate the ego of some spoilt retard who couldn't care less about you, because he is throwing himself a pity party over the fact he can't do his fucking job?. Attending a campaign rally is one thing, hearing someone out- getting their measure in person while deciding who to vote for makes perfect sense. But showing up to a rally for it's own sake? several months after the election? for fucking Donald Trump of all people- right after the guy has come back from a fucking vacation after doing basically nothing for his entire term thus far? Nothing Trump does shocks me, the guy is brain dead, of course he's going to screw up all the time. It's the fact that other people will step up to support him every time that leaves me bewildered.
[quote]"I think he's going to be just fine, okay?" Trump said of Arpaio. "I won't do it tonight because I don't want to cause any controversy."[/quote] You sack of shit.
[QUOTE=fulgrim;52603602]I will never understand the support this guy has. Why would you drive out somewhere just to masturbate the ego of some spoilt retard who is throwing himself a pity party because he can't do his fucking job?. Attending a campaign rally is one thing, hearing someone out- getting their measure in person while deciding who to vote for makes perfect sense. But showing up to a rally for it's own sake? several months after the election? for fucking Donald Trump of all people- right after the guy has come back from a fucking vacation after doing basically nothing for his entire term thus far? Nothing Trump does shocks me, the guy is brain dead, of course he's going to screw up all the time. It's the fact that other people will step up to support him every time that leaves me bewildered.[/QUOTE] I think it's a mixture of hardcore, right-wing racists, people who just want to stick it up to the 'liberals', and people flat out refusing to admit that they're wrong. [editline]23rd August 2017[/editline] Never thought I'd say this, but I've more respect for the average Republican than to think they'd all blindly follow Trump.
So he goes on a 17 day vacation and doesn't cut it short for two of the biggest crises America has faced in the past few years, then almost immediately goes on a rally because...he needs the ego boost I guess? Hes basically still on vacation. I heard on the radio he stopped at Yuma Border Patrol to gawk at how good they are at their jobs also.
"Why is the media working so hard to divide the country?" says the man-child repeatedly telling people who they can and can't trust.
You know you're fucked when you have to start your rally by pointing out how few protestors there are outside. Jesus Christ.
[QUOTE=fruxodaily;52603210]GOP pollies already don't like him for his comments on Charlottesville and the way he's been treating their whip and other members, this is going to be fucking good[/QUOTE] As an outside observer looking in, I have no sympathy for the GOP. They took on Trump thinking they could benefit from him and control him, but it has backfired hilariously.
the confederacy is not my heritage sir, my state was Union.
[QUOTE=David29;52603722]As an outside observer looking in, I have no sympathy for the GOP. They took on Trump thinking they could benefit from him and control him, but it has backfired hilariously.[/QUOTE] "Hey George, you sure we can control this rabid, racist, mutant orangutan? It keeps screaming and frothing about 'fake news' and a 'wall', and it just bit Bill" "Yeah yeah it's fine - what's the worse that can happen?" -GOVERNMENT SHUTS DOWN- "Oh"
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