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Mon Jan 30, 2017, 09:04 AM

Secretary of Homeland Security found out about President Trump's Muslim travel ban by watching TV

Source: The Independent

He was getting his first briefing on the executive order when he discovered it was already being signed



Donald Trump acted so swiftly on closing US borders to refugees and people from seven Muslim-majority countries that his new Secretary of Homeland Security, John F. Kelly, found out about it from broadcast news.

Flying back to Washington from Miami, Kelly was given his first briefing on Trumps plan, which would ultimately lead to pandemonium and protests at US airports.

The New York Times reports:

'Halfway into the briefing, someone on the call looked up at a television in his office. The president is signing the executive order that were discussing, the official said, stunned.'

Read more: http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/donald-trump-usa-travel-ban-muslim-john-f-kelly-secretary-of-homeland-secutity-tv-a7552821.html



Amateur hour

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Reply Secretary of Homeland Security found out about President Trump's Muslim travel ban by watching TV (Original post)
TubbersUK Jan 2017 OP
Trust Buster Jan 2017 #1
TubbersUK Jan 2017 #3
flygal Jan 2017 #6
mobeau69 Jan 2017 #9
tavernier Jan 2017 #14
etherealtruth Jan 2017 #2
MBS Jan 2017 #7
dhol82 Jan 2017 #8
Botany Jan 2017 #4
EarthFirst Jan 2017 #5
2naSalit Jan 2017 #13
sdfernando Jan 2017 #19
NCjack Jan 2017 #10
Solly Mack Jan 2017 #11
ffr Jan 2017 #12
aggiesal Jan 2017 #15
dalton99a Jan 2017 #16
Bayard Jan 2017 #17
Paladin Jan 2017 #18

Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Mon Jan 30, 2017, 09:06 AM

1. That also was the fault of young staffers and Delta airlines.

 

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Response to Trust Buster (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 30, 2017, 09:08 AM

3. Quite - LOL n/t

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Response to Trust Buster (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 30, 2017, 09:25 AM

6. lol true!

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Response to Trust Buster (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 30, 2017, 11:33 AM

9. And some of the blame goes to Obama

they just haven't worked out the connection yet. Stay tuned.

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Response to mobeau69 (Reply #9)

Mon Jan 30, 2017, 12:04 PM

14. Well, most of it.

I think the rest went to the media and Starbucks.

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Mon Jan 30, 2017, 09:08 AM

2. Malevolent and incompetent

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Response to etherealtruth (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 30, 2017, 09:33 AM

7. " " " " " n/t

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Response to etherealtruth (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 30, 2017, 10:13 AM

8. Loved that assessment.

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Mon Jan 30, 2017, 09:17 AM

4. Might as well get rid of everybody else and just have Bannon run everything

We are screwed.

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Mon Jan 30, 2017, 09:19 AM

5. Bannon works quickly...

Trump probably found out that he was signing this Executive Order in a similar fashion.

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Response to EarthFirst (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 30, 2017, 12:00 PM

13. Most likely scenario IMHO....nt

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Response to EarthFirst (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 30, 2017, 02:08 PM

19. Why do you think he reads the title to the reports?

He has no idea what he is signing until its put in front of him and he reads the title.

F&#king DUMBASS!!!

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Mon Jan 30, 2017, 11:49 AM

10. Kelly knew going in all about Trump's management style. When SITO Kelly

took the job, he knew that he was becoming Secretary-in-Title-only (SITO). If he can't man-up, then he should suffer in silence and tell his staff to do the same. He could save some dignity by telling Trump the magic words: "I resign immediately." It is past the time for him to fall in line. He deserves all the indignities that Trump, Bannon and Conway heap on him because he is just a simple tool who had a higher opinion of himself.

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Mon Jan 30, 2017, 11:53 AM

11. Idiots. Dangerous fucking idiots.

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Mon Jan 30, 2017, 11:55 AM

12. Just the kind of shakeup Washington needs.

SURPRISE SURPRISE!!

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Mon Jan 30, 2017, 12:09 PM

15. Unfortunately it will be ...

35,040 amateur hours (4 years worth),
unless the idiot republicans do something about this,
like kick McCheetohead's a$$ to the curb.

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Mon Jan 30, 2017, 12:13 PM

16. The best executive. The best managers. EVER!

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Mon Jan 30, 2017, 12:32 PM

17. Get used to it buddy

I suspect most of Trump's appointees are going to be treated in a similar fashion. If he wanted their opinion, he'd give it to them.

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Mon Jan 30, 2017, 12:46 PM

18. If Kelly had any personal principles or pride, he'd resign.

No chance of that happening, though.....

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