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Thu Jan 4, 2018, 03:32 PM

Trump on video screens behind Sarah Huckleberry during press conference

Did anyone just see this? The press conference opened with a word from President Trump and while Huckabee stood at the podium, the Dotard spoke on two large screens on either side of the podium about how great his tax cut was and that he's making America Great again more quickly than anyone could have expected.

This seemed pretty 1984'ish. The press conference is in the White House - Trump is in the White House today But, they have him spewing his we're winning talking points on tv screens instead of just walking into the next room to the podium. I'm sure they'd rather not have him in front of the press, likely giving answers about Steve Bannon and the quotes from the new book that will pour more gasoline on the fire. But, this is ridiculous.

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Reply Trump on video screens behind Sarah Huckleberry during press conference (Original post)
MrPurple Jan 2018 OP
guillaumeb Jan 2018 #1
Wellstone ruled Jan 2018 #11
underpants Jan 2018 #29
bitterross Jan 2018 #41
guillaumeb Jan 2018 #42
onecaliberal Jan 2018 #2
bettyellen Jan 2018 #26
madamesilverspurs Jan 2018 #3
C_U_L8R Jan 2018 #4
lisa58 Jan 2018 #5
zipplewrath Jan 2018 #6
AJT Jan 2018 #15
zipplewrath Jan 2018 #20
exboyfil Jan 2018 #28
AJT Jan 2018 #35
zipplewrath Jan 2018 #36
womanofthehills Jan 2018 #45
onlyadream Jan 2018 #7
RockaFowler Jan 2018 #8
unblock Jan 2018 #9
mahatmakanejeeves Jan 2018 #10
gratuitous Jan 2018 #14
longship Jan 2018 #44
Buns_of_Fire Jan 2018 #12
MrPurple Jan 2018 #17
The Velveteen Ocelot Jan 2018 #30
nolabear Jan 2018 #13
Orangeutan Jan 2018 #16
The Velveteen Ocelot Jan 2018 #31
lunatica Jan 2018 #18
RockaFowler Jan 2018 #19
TheCowsCameHome Jan 2018 #23
underpants Jan 2018 #33
TheCowsCameHome Jan 2018 #21
dewsgirl Jan 2018 #22
dgibby Jan 2018 #24
RockaFowler Jan 2018 #25
underpants Jan 2018 #32
applegrove Jan 2018 #27
LonePirate Jan 2018 #34
zipplewrath Jan 2018 #37
lindysalsagal Jan 2018 #38
dixiegrrrrl Jan 2018 #39
TeamPooka Jan 2018 #40
Poiuyt Jan 2018 #43

Response to MrPurple (Original post)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 03:34 PM

1. Soon he will be on every channel, all of the time.

And there will be no "off" button, no "mute" button, no channel button.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 03:48 PM

11. Sounds like that is about to happen.

Mercer and Friends are planning such a thing.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 04:44 PM

29. Sounds like the campaign n/t

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 06:01 PM

41. You dare to question the great and powerful Oz?

 

Kinda what it reminds me of.

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Response to bitterross (Reply #41)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 06:07 PM

42. And behind the orange curtain,

is a small and insecure con man attempting to show his father that he is a success.

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Response to MrPurple (Original post)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 03:35 PM

2. They should have all walked out. Honestly when they sit there and listen it gives credence to what

is going on, instead of treating it like theater of the absurd and not entertaining it, they sit there.

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 04:31 PM

26. Jay Rosen was right, they should send the interns there- and have the real reporters work- and show

 

us that work - to win back the trust of the people. Being his stenographer doesn’t help.

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Response to MrPurple (Original post)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 03:35 PM

3. That was just plain weird.

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Response to MrPurple (Original post)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 03:35 PM

4. Trump fancies himself such a toughguy

but clearly he's in hiding.
He wouldn't dare face a real press conference.

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Response to MrPurple (Original post)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 03:39 PM

5. Creeped me out

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Response to MrPurple (Original post)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 03:39 PM

6. More suggestion of creeping dementia

Hate to beat this horse, but if they are trying to cover up his increasingly inability to speak coherently, you would pull these kinds of tricks. He could be working from prepared texts, or teleprompter, or merely allowing him multiple "takes" to put something out without exposing his diminished capacity.

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Response to zipplewrath (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 04:00 PM

15. The State of the Union Address should be interesting.

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Response to AJT (Reply #15)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 04:21 PM

20. Teleprompter

As the late Glen Campbell demonstrated, a good teleprompter can cover alot. I will watch not so much for what he says, but how he says it, and more importantly, for how long. If it is short, you can bet they are covering something.

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Response to zipplewrath (Reply #20)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 04:33 PM

28. Try to knock him off his game

Shout something during the state of the union to engender a response. We have at least one shout out You Lie coming.

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Response to zipplewrath (Reply #20)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 05:13 PM

35. He seems to have issues just reading.

I wouldn't be suprised if he went off script.

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Response to AJT (Reply #35)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 05:18 PM

36. Yup

He's done it before when given scripts. Their worst nightmare will be if he gets just "lost" enough to not be able to work with the teleprompter and so tries to "cover" by ad-libbing. It could get ugly.

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Response to zipplewrath (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 06:44 PM

45. Agreed on the dementia - did you notice the cut when they cut to side views

that way they can keep doing retakes until he gets it right.

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Response to MrPurple (Original post)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 03:39 PM

7. He seemed to have trouble reading his talking points

His eyes were more squinty than usual. The whole thing was strange.

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Response to MrPurple (Original post)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 03:41 PM

8. Plus he had a problem reading the tele-prompter

I saw one tweet where people asked if he was afraid of the press?? I mean he does live in that building. It's not like he had to go so far to get to the press room.

Such an ass

Oh and did you hear Huckleberry saying that they will be there for the next 7 years. Yeah OK Sarah

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Response to MrPurple (Original post)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 03:42 PM

9. again, imagine the reaction if obama had done this. or hillary.

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Response to MrPurple (Original post)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 03:46 PM

10. John Gill, Star Trek, "Patterns of Force"

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 03:57 PM

14. Exactly what suggested itself to me

Death to Zayon!

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 06:42 PM

44. Perfect! Absolutely perfect!



R&K for this response alone.


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Response to MrPurple (Original post)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 03:54 PM

12. Attention Disney employees: Check the Hall of Presidents.

Is your Audioanimatronic guy still there?

Of maybe it was Max Headroom. He's a trickster, he is.

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Response to Buns_of_Fire (Reply #12)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 04:10 PM

17. I'd pay a lot of money if hackers could have replaced Trump with

Max Headroom, repeatedly saying, "my button is bigger". Something like that would be spectacular.

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Response to MrPurple (Reply #17)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 04:45 PM

30. LOL! That would be epic!

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Response to MrPurple (Original post)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 03:55 PM

13. Yes. I posted about it too. Its like theyre trying to go full Orwell.

Daring us to stop him.

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Response to MrPurple (Original post)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 04:01 PM

16. "I AM THE GREAT AND POWERFUL OZ!!!"

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Response to Orangeutan (Reply #16)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 04:46 PM

31. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.

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Response to MrPurple (Original post)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 04:18 PM

18. Absolutely everything in Trumpaganda is staged

From the moment he picked Melania’s peekaboob cropped outfit so people would try to look up at her breasts when he announced he was running to the ubiquitous flags neatly lined up behind him in every single tv appearance Trumpaganda is on full display.

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Response to MrPurple (Original post)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 04:20 PM

19. Funny Tweet




When you are President and want to address the press but don't want to have to put pants on

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Response to RockaFowler (Reply #19)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 04:23 PM

23. It looks like an ISIS beheading video...

...with SHS doing the deed.

Is that tacky, or what?

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Response to RockaFowler (Reply #19)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 04:48 PM

33. WTF?!?? Okay that's just weird

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Response to MrPurple (Original post)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 04:21 PM

21. Maybe he was eyeballing Sarah

Melania must keeping her distance in the royal chamber.

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Response to MrPurple (Original post)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 04:23 PM

22. 1984 indeed.

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Response to MrPurple (Original post)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 04:29 PM

24. Maybe they're

afraid he'll start repeating himself. I think the last thing they want is for him to be anywhere near the press.

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Response to MrPurple (Original post)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 04:30 PM

25. Samantha Bee has a contest going




Ok, send us your "Why Trump appeared on video in the WH press room instead of just walking down the hallway" conspiracy theories! We're going with "both hands stuck in Oval Office vending machine." #PeopleAreSaying

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Response to RockaFowler (Reply #25)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 04:47 PM

32. He's locked in his room with McD's and a KFC bucket

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Response to MrPurple (Original post)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 04:32 PM

27. I said the GOP had captured him. Now he exists only in the digital world.

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Response to MrPurple (Original post)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 04:52 PM

34. Was there anything to indicate if his message was live or recorded? Mid-afternoon is prime nap time.

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Response to LonePirate (Reply #34)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 05:19 PM

37. I heard it described as "recorded"

Dunno how anyone would know.

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Response to MrPurple (Original post)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 05:23 PM

38. I just predicted this hours ago: I didn't think it would happen today! Pay no attention to the man b

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Response to MrPurple (Original post)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 05:24 PM

39. I heard he kept his right eye closed most of the time

and sounded dull and disinterested.

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Response to MrPurple (Original post)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 05:28 PM

40. Trump's a coward.

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Response to MrPurple (Original post)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 06:29 PM

43. Big Brother

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