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Sat Jan 12, 2019, 10:20 AM

Trump Criticized as 'Disturbed' Man Who 'No One Trusts'

January 12, 2019 at 8:23 am EST By Taegan Goddard

New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman slammed Donald Trump in a CNN interview, calling him a “disturbed” president who lies so often that “no one trusts this man.”

Said Friedman: “If we face a crisis with a president who no one believes who’s surrounded by a C-team in a dysfunctional White House, then God save us.”

He added that the “core problem” is that “we have a president without shame who is backed by a party without spine that is supported by a network called Fox News without integrity. Fasten your seatbelt.”



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https://politicalwire.com/2019/01/12/trump-criticized-as-disturbed-man-who-no-one-trusts/

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Reply Trump Criticized as 'Disturbed' Man Who 'No One Trusts' (Original post)
DonViejo Jan 2019 OP
FM123 Jan 2019 #1
Bernardo de La Paz Jan 2019 #20
DBoon Jan 2019 #29
MyOwnPeace Jan 2019 #36
calimary Jan 2019 #30
BlancheSplanchnik Jan 2019 #38
malaise Jan 2019 #2
dalton99a Jan 2019 #14
BlancheSplanchnik Jan 2019 #39
malaise Jan 2019 #41
BlancheSplanchnik Jan 2019 #44
bdamomma Jan 2019 #3
GetRidOfThem Jan 2019 #10
Paladin Jan 2019 #4
C_U_L8R Jan 2019 #5
spanone Jan 2019 #6
GetRidOfThem Jan 2019 #11
cab67 Jan 2019 #12
GetRidOfThem Jan 2019 #17
OMGWTF Jan 2019 #25
cab67 Jan 2019 #27
calimary Jan 2019 #31
cab67 Jan 2019 #32
MyOwnPeace Jan 2019 #37
Crutchez_CuiBono Jan 2019 #7
hatrack Jan 2019 #8
KG Jan 2019 #9
SunSeeker Jan 2019 #13
SunSeeker Jan 2019 #15
erronis Jan 2019 #16
japple Jan 2019 #34
MrScorpio Jan 2019 #18
keithbvadu2 Jan 2019 #19
dchill Jan 2019 #21
PeeJ52 Jan 2019 #22
Pepsidog Jan 2019 #23
LiberalBrooke Jan 2019 #43
left-of-center2012 Jan 2019 #24
Kurt V. Jan 2019 #26
The Velveteen Ocelot Jan 2019 #28
pangaia Jan 2019 #33
Ferrets are Cool Jan 2019 #35
BobTheSubgenius Jan 2019 #40
saidsimplesimon Jan 2019 #42

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 10:23 AM

1. A president without shame backed by a party without spine supported by a network without integrity

Perfect summation!

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Response to FM123 (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 12:06 PM

20. +1. . . . nt

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Response to FM123 (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 01:10 PM

29. yes - Winston Churchill could not have said it better

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Response to DBoon (Reply #29)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 08:14 PM

36. I agree..........

It could be the "Quote of the Year" - and it's only January!

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Response to FM123 (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 01:17 PM

30. Yep!

Cowards all around.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 10:24 AM

2. THIS - get thee to the greatest page

“we have a president without shame who is backed by a party without spine that is supported by a network called Fox News without integrity. Fasten your seatbelt.”

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 11:49 AM

14. +1

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 09:18 PM

39. This!

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #39)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 06:02 AM

41. Hey You1

Happy New Year!

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Response to malaise (Reply #41)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 09:25 PM

44. Malaise!!

Happy New Year to you too! 🥰

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 10:24 AM

3. tRump

is doing some serious damage, he needs to be thrown out, and who are backing him should be arrested too.
He is full of hate and revenge.

Putin and him have got to go.

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Response to bdamomma (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 11:42 AM

10. he has to go!

We cannot make Putin go, but Agend Orange's expiry date has well passed a long time ago...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 10:30 AM

4. Friedman gets paid big bucks to point out the obvious, like this. (nt)

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 10:31 AM

5. The C Team

That’s a bit generous. It really is an idiot squad over there.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 10:32 AM

6. I saw that interview with Friedman last night. He trashed trump every way imaginable.

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Response to spanone (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 11:44 AM

11. Still, I don't think Friedman is a genius...

The World is Flat was a full of utopian optimism that I easily dismissed...

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Response to GetRidOfThem (Reply #11)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 11:48 AM

12. He does tend to notice the obvious one or two Friedman Units after the rest of us.

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Response to cab67 (Reply #12)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 11:52 AM

17. "Friedman Units" - I love it!!! n/t

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Response to GetRidOfThem (Reply #17)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 12:49 PM

25. "Friedman Units" was coined during GWB's Iraq misadventure

He kept saying "give it six months" to allow time for Bush and Cheney's fake war-for fun-and-profit to work.

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Response to GetRidOfThem (Reply #17)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 01:06 PM

27. IIRC, 1 Friedman Unit equals 6 months

He backed the invasion of Iraq. When things started to unravel, me kept asking critics to wait 6 months for things to improve.

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Response to cab67 (Reply #27)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 01:32 PM

31. That was SO INFURIATING!!!!

That STUPID-ass talking point: “let’s give it another six months, and then we’ll see.”

See WHAT? Exactly WHAT will we see? Besides more mangled bodies of our troops, either coming home in nice neat boxes or so permanently damaged (either physically or psychologically- or both!) that many of them are not able to cope, or return to a normal life.

That talking point used to just GRIND on me. “...another six months”? What number of “another six months” have we reached, now? How many more of these glib-sounding “another six months” blocks of time are we talking about, here?

And at what cost? How many widows are we creating? Or widowers? How many families will be disrupted, crippled by debt from medical bills, broken, or impoverished, and demoralized?

Nope! I don’t think all those “another six months” soothsaying paid off. Not at all!

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Response to calimary (Reply #31)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 02:03 PM

32. This is why I have no use for Friedman.

He tends to hold off on saying something intelligent until his profound revelation is so blatantly obvious that only willful ignorance can block anyone from seeing it.

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Response to calimary (Reply #31)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 08:23 PM

37. DAMN, Cali!!!

Your laser eye can look at something and really cut to the meat of it all.

We are blessed to have you here keeping us focused on what is the truth!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 10:33 AM

7. America isnt a corporation.

Thats why its run by a govt and not like a company.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 10:35 AM

8. I never thought I'd say this, but . . .

God bless Thomas Friedman!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 10:37 AM

9. I lulz'd - the mustache of understanding has spoken!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 11:48 AM

13. K & R

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 11:49 AM

15. Good summation. nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 11:49 AM

16. Hard to forget the inanities that Friedman spouted during W's GWOT

Also his support of the Saudi despot mbs.

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Response to erronis (Reply #16)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 07:13 PM

34. And wondering why it took him so long to voice his dissent? Admittedly, I don't subscribe to the NYT

nor do I watch tv, so I might be in the dark on this issue.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 11:52 AM

18. The Boy Who Cried Wolf on a national scale

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 11:58 AM

19. It's not an emergency if the declaration can be delayed.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 12:13 PM

21. Yeah, it's worse than that.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 12:23 PM

22. 12 Tweets from Trump before Noon today... Tell me about disturbed!!!

 

He's gonna explode!!!!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 12:25 PM

23. Fox,Fox, Fox! Trump will fall ONLY when Fox abandons him. the problem isn't Trump, it's FOX!!

Without Fox Trump is nothing! Dems should spend the next 2 years fighting Fox. Fox is the platform for Trump to spread his dishonesty. A coordinated and sustained attack against Fox and advertisers using social media and the few left wing outlets will force Fox to abandon Trump. Who will lead the charge? It’s a Fox problem. Fox must fall!!!

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Response to Pepsidog (Reply #23)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 09:21 AM

43. Yes, when he loses Fox , he will lose his base.

However, Fox has so very much invested in the gop that I’m not at all sure they will turn on him.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 12:46 PM

24. "who is backed by ..."

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 12:52 PM

26. K&R

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 01:06 PM

28. Friedman has always been Captain Obvious, but I do like his characterization of Trump -

"a president without shame who is backed by a party without spine that is supported by a network called Fox News without integrity."

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 07:02 PM

33. Friedman is a right wing asshole.. always has been.




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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 07:32 PM

35. Repugs hate government...

so they have no problem with it being closed...as long as THEY keep getting paid.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 11:10 PM

40. I don't think "criticized" is the right word.

Under the circumstances of the last 3 years, I'd say "disturbed" and "untrustworthy" are about as complimentary as one can get.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 09:20 AM

42. The "core problem" imo

area is media outlets and pundits who cover his BS 24/7. A seatbelt may not be adequate to insure survival of our Republic for 2 more years.

He added that the “core problem” is that “we have a president without shame who is backed by a party without spine that is supported by a network called Fox News without integrity. Fasten your seatbelt.”

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