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Thu Apr 25, 2019, 01:48 PM

'He needs to let it go': Trump's allies urge him to shut up about Mueller

Politico

White House allies are starting to worry that Trump’s inability to move on to other subjects, or at the very least stick to playing up Mueller’s conclusion that his campaign did not engage in a criminal conspiracy with the Russian government, is doing more harm than good. One former Trump campaign official described the president’s post-Mueller volley as “a complete and utter disaster,” suggesting that Trump is likely to generate another negative news cycle for himself when he sits down for an interview with longtime pal and Fox News host Sean Hannity Thursday night.

“Obviously it’s not a smart strategy,” said a former White House official, who noted that there are “very few” West Wing staffers left who are likely to tell the president to move on. “He needs to let it go. It’s especially not helpful to him, but he just can’t help himself."

Even some House Democrats would prefer to be responding to non-Mueller related questions, knowing that their constituents are paying close attention and want them focused on important policy matters as opposed to what is currently gripping Washington.

“In the big spectrum of everything, people are still deeply concerned about prescription drug prices.. They’re wanting to see Washington focused on immigration reform,” Rep. Abigail Spanberger (Va.), told POLITICO in an interview. Spanberger, like many of her colleagues who have tried to steer the conversation elsewhere in recent days, hails from a swing district where she is likely to face an uphill battle to re-election in 2020.

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Reply 'He needs to let it go': Trump's allies urge him to shut up about Mueller (Original post)
brooklynite Apr 2019 OP
spanone Apr 2019 #1
The Velveteen Ocelot Apr 2019 #2
Wellstone ruled Apr 2019 #3
The Genealogist Apr 2019 #4
Doreen Apr 2019 #5
Wounded Bear Apr 2019 #6
Andy823 Apr 2019 #7
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 01:50 PM

1. trump is too stupid to listen to anyone. remember he's smarter than anyone else in the world

just ask him.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 01:53 PM

2. That's not gonna happen. He never lets anything go.

In fact, I expect him to get worse.

The upside of this is that all the stress might bring on the Big One.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 01:53 PM

3. Trump will not let go.

As soon as someone on Cable News mentions Mueller,Donnie goes on the attack. And of course the Pundit Class reacts in a way to try and stay relevant and try their level best to change the Narrative of the day.

Spanberger should be concerned,those Gerrymandered Districts are full on targets by Voting rights groups.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 01:58 PM

4. Wondering what is the more miserable: attempting to shut his pie hole or be his ally

I'd want neither Herculean task, thank you very much.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 02:52 PM

5. Why would he shut up to a subject he can

get his uneducated base all riled up on?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 03:44 PM

6. Good luck with that...

What was that quote from a few years ago? Oh yeah, someone who can be triggered by a tweet is not fit to be President.

Well you got him. One tweet and he'd be back flailing around calling attention to himself and his own faults.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 03:53 PM

7. A narcissist never lets it go

They hold a grudge forever, and if you cross them once, they will never be happy until they get revenge.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 03:57 PM

8. This guy is still going on about the electoral college numbers

in what universe would they think he'd ever be ready to 'move on'?

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