posted on Mar, 18 2017 @ 08:50 AM
I just wish that he could actually comprehend that him saying "Hey, blame FOX news, not me- I was just repeating what I heard" makes him sound far
worse: even more inept, one dimensional, bereft of critical faculties, arrogant (that he believes that a president can simply command another nations
intelligence services to potentially do an extremely diplomatically volatile act and that he can just refuse to give actual answers to questions/
refuse to accept he is wrong) and shows a complete lack of understanding in international intelligence.
America has a president that cannot even take responsibility for something he wrote on twitter.
Interesting also that he checked his paper to call the names of the journalists which he had arranged to ask him bstquestions/ knew he would get weak
questions from (they were all care act and budget related to which his only answer was "more jobs" with no specifics again) and it took the German
journalist to actually ask about it- to which Trump seemed to act like he had some temerity and gall to dare ask an actual question of him! Just like
Laura Kuennsberg's (BBC) treatment for asking a question which required an actual exposition of his ideals and concepts- he acted like that was
somehow unfair. He didn't answer it.
He also contradicted a past statement yet again. The whole Kompromat Moscow hotel room story he criticised was for only having the story from one
rogue intelligence officer who couldn't be trusted- I'd say that's actually a better source than a rumour heard by a Judge talking on FOX news yet the
latter is apparently fine to propagate.
I still can't believe he's getting away with child like answers all the time: "We're going to have plans soon, they're going to be great". Has he ever
actually presented details? He consistently sounds like a man bluffing his way through public speaking because he doesn't actually know- everything's
going to be "great". It's offensively condescending that he thinks he can talk like that, that he can simply bluff his way through his total lack of
details and specifics on every single subject. Then he seems offended that people actually want information.
Just like that other press conference where he discussed the trade of Uranium, I cannot believe how condescending and obviously ignorant he was when
he said "You know what Uranium is right? It's used for nuclear weapons and ....loads of bad things". It's absurd. That he thinks he can talk to people
like this is like some sort of Greek tragedy. A man parachuted into a position which he obviously doesn't have the general, foundational knowledge for
so must keep talking like this to avoid being pressed to reveal the gaps in his knowledge.
And then we have the most damning reveal of all. Trump has quite obviously used FOX news as his primary source of political information for many
years. Seemingly exclusively. Children know not to only take information from one source. Children also know how incredibly poor FOX news is as a true
news broadcaster. I have no problem with private broadcasting and the inevitable partisanship which accompanies it but when a company so consistently
allows only one very narrow political and social outlook- rarely allowing dissent from it's contributors in any form- is effectively a channel of
obscurantism and mockery.
It just continues to amaze me how this is tolerated and even supported- it's deeply damaging to the foundations of a modern democracy. And with the
process of the budget starting the journey to a skeletal state made up of businessmen there's serious potential dangers on the horizon.