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Wed Mar 9, 2016, 08:53 AM

Paralipsis: How Donald Trump gets away with saying what he says

In an interview last month, George Stephanopoulos asked Donald Trump about his retweet of a follower who insisted that both Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz were ineligible for the presidency.

Trump dismissed Stephanopoulos’ question with “it was a retweet” – as if to say that retweeting someone else’s claim meant that he wasn’t responsible for the content.

When pressed, Trump continued:

I mean, let people make their own determination. I’ve never looked at it, George. I honestly have never looked at it. As somebody said, he’s not [eligible]. And I retweeted it. I have 14 million people between Twitter and Facebook and Instagram, and I retweet things and we start dialogue and it’s very interesting.


It’s a response that can be reduced to I’m not saying it, I’m just saying it.

MORE HERE: http://yonside.com/how-trump-gets-away-with-saying-the-things-he-says/


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LuckyTheDog Mar 2016 OP
Buzz Clik Mar 2016 #1
C_U_L8R Mar 2016 #2
trotsky Mar 2016 #3
Glimmer of Hope Mar 2016 #4
usedtobedemgurl Mar 2016 #5

Response to LuckyTheDog (Original post)

Wed Mar 9, 2016, 09:03 AM

1. Very presidential.

 

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Response to LuckyTheDog (Original post)

Wed Mar 9, 2016, 09:07 AM

2. When Trump says "honestly"

Hold on to your wallet.

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Response to LuckyTheDog (Original post)

Wed Mar 9, 2016, 09:09 AM

3. And people are eating it up.

It's damn scary.

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Response to LuckyTheDog (Original post)

Wed Mar 9, 2016, 09:10 AM

4. Shooting from the hip is very presidential.

Ugh.

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Response to LuckyTheDog (Original post)

Wed Mar 9, 2016, 09:58 AM

5. He has constantly done this.

I have watched him say that so many times and it just kills me. No, you are saying it by retweeting it or repeating it in a speech!

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