How Many Insane Things Can Trump Say In One Press Conference?

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Spoiler: many, many things. Cenk Uygur and John Iadarola, hosts of The Young Turks, discuss. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. http://tytnetwork.com/go

“In the midst of a rambling, angry press conference on Thursday afternoon, a reporter asked Trump for a “yes or no” answer on whether his campaign had any contact with Russia over the course of the election. Here’s what he said:

How many times do I have to answer this question? Russia is a ruse. I have nothing to do with Russia. I haven’t made a phone call to Russia in years, I don’t speak to people in Russia — not that I wouldn’t, I just have nobody to speak to … I have nothing to do with Russia. To the best of my knowledge, no person that I deal with does.

This doesn’t add up. On Tuesday night, the New York Times reported that members of Trump’s campaign team and other “Trump associates” had “repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials” prior to the November vote. The calls were intercepted by US officials monitoring Russian intelligence, who then leaked their existence to the Times.

Unless the New York Times totally blew this story, and four separate intelligence officials lied to them, then Trump’s people have, in fact, been in touch with Russia.

You might forgive Trump if he wasn’t aware of the New York Times report. But he clearly was. Later in his answer, he references a denial by Paul Manafort, his former campaign manager, of having anything to do with Russia: “Manafort has totally denied it.”

Except Manafort’s denial was in the New York Times story. And since the story’s publication, Trump has repeatedly taken to Twitter to complain about the “failing New York Times” reporting classified information, which sure seem like references to the intercepted calls:”*

Read more here: http://www.vox.com/world/2017/2/16/14640622/trump-russia-campaign-press-conference-lies

Hosts: Cenk Uygur, John Iadarola
Cast: Cenk Uygur, John Iadarola

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23 COMMENTS

  1. This is what we elected? This orange baffoon doesn't know how to string together a comprehensible sentence let alone run the government. He needs to be impeached before he gets us all killed. Of course he's STUPID, and anyone who argues otherwise are probably as stupid as their dear leader.

  2. You know…when you go back and look at interviews with Donald Trump from like 20-30 years ago, he didn't come off this bad. Sure, he was an arrogant, uneducated person, and a thug, but he was a little more reasonable and not as idiotic. Now he is just unhinged and reality-denying. I am starting to wonder if maybe he has some kind of cognitive disorder that is making things even worse for him.

  3. Trump just PROVES what I've been saying .  WHITE PEOPLE are INCAPABLE of RATIONAL THOUGHT !!! History has PROVEN that they WILL follow ANY DEMAGOUGE or OCCULT LEADER !!!

  4. Cuntservatives are addicted to the red pills, they take one every nicht, they wake up and believe whatever they want to believe. This is how they excape reality. Their home is an alternative reality where alternative facts make sense. Too bad they don't like the blue pills. 🙁

  5. Yeah, I'm a Trump supporter from Poland and I perfectly know that Donald is doing stupid shit as a U.S. President. But what can I do about this problem? I watch this political drama like some bad horror movie taking 4 years. Meanwhile I watch some SNL comedy, so I don't feel that bad. 🙂

  6. How insane things can get when PC and SJWs have taken over the political landscape.Trump is the truth. Trump might be an egomaniac but he is who he is and his strings aren't pulled.

  7. A typical person, when they don't know something that is important (to the point of being vital to their job and people's lives) usually either admit their weak spot when confronted or quietly try to learn more. Trump understands it looks bad to be ignorant, but not why, and only cares about covering it up during that moment (sloppily) and doesn't get the value placed on the actual information. He can't empathize with people's concerns or get why they would care unless there's something they can gain (the way he deals with things), which is why he keeps talking about his crowd size and the popular vote when people are legitimately worried about his willful ignorance and incompetence. It's like Trump (and his team, who struggle to keep up with his train of thought) is having a completely different conversation with the public; he hears criticism and ridicule, responds by denials and lies and boast after boast without absorbing the substance or even context, just that he's angry at someone or something, all the time. Constantly dealing with his unpopularity is clearly getting to him: being a president is a stressful job that comes with less power, more scrutiny and none of the glamour he thought. His statements are getting more insane, almost just pure word salads, I wonder if this is the mental state he'll be all his presidency, if people behind the scenes take more load off him or maybe he just cracks (when does he even sleep?). Or maybe he will get better at handling things, for once he might surprise me.

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