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Botany

(70,025 posts)
Thu Dec 19, 2019, 12:08 PM Dec 2019

White House: Trump was 'just riffing' about late Rep. John Dingell 'looking up' from hell

Source: https://news.yahoo.com/trump-dingell-looking-up-fr

The White House on Thursday said President Trump was “just riffing” when he suggested at a Michigan rally that Democratic Rep. Debbie Dingell’s late husband, Rep. John Dingell, was in hell, “looking up.”

“It was a very, very supportive and wild crowd,” White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” “And he was just riffing on some of the things that had been happening the past few days.”

Grisham described Trump as a “counter-puncher.” During his campaign and since taking office, Trump has made many inflammatory statements that he or his press secretaries explained away as jokes.

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At a rally in Battle Creek, Mich., on Wednesday night, Trump brought up the late congressman and his widow, who now holds his seat and voted, along with almost all the House Democrats, for impeachment.

“Debbie Dingell, that’s a real beauty,” Trump said, noting he was watching her on television during the impeachment proceedings.

Read more: Yahoo News



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White House: Trump was 'just riffing' about late Rep. John Dingell 'looking up' from hell (Original Post) Botany Dec 2019 OP
It doesn't even matter Proud Liberal Dem Dec 2019 #1
Trump is a sadist, pure and simple. 42bambi Dec 2019 #52
Was he "riffing" when he made fun of the reporter? n/t hibbing Dec 2019 #2
Was he "riffing" every time he said or did something horrible? forgotmylogin Dec 2019 #14
And "counter punching" for street thugs PatSeg Dec 2019 #33
"Riffing" ?????????????????????? Haggis for Breakfast Dec 2019 #49
+1. yonder Dec 2019 #53
I have heard "riffing" used in standup comedy. forgotmylogin Dec 2019 #55
Stephanie Grisham is even worse than Sarah Sanders, if that could be possible. The Velveteen Ocelot Dec 2019 #3
I think that she is smarter question everything Dec 2019 #5
We....Just....Can't..... LovingA2andMI Dec 2019 #4
Read John Dingell's bio if you have a chance Botany Dec 2019 #6
Just riffing here... truthisfreedom Dec 2019 #7
So the excuse is that he just wasn't thinking. JohnnyRingo Dec 2019 #8
Trumpy can be as vile as he wants with no Eyeball_Kid Dec 2019 #9
and some riffs just suck world wide wally Dec 2019 #10
Typical Trump dalton99a Dec 2019 #11
Yep, that sums it up quite well PatSeg Dec 2019 #35
Just riffing excuses him? Adam Schiff was just riffing in his description of Trump's telephone call. Shrike47 Dec 2019 #12
Ding ding!! flibbitygiblets Dec 2019 #38
I volunteer to flush! Wawannabe Dec 2019 #56
I'm going to start riffing about his family. Ilsa Dec 2019 #13
Thank you for the chuckle. onecaliberal Dec 2019 #30
It could be an endless list, between his wives and oldest three Ilsa Dec 2019 #43
Hear, hear onecaliberal Dec 2019 #44
Exactly! Collimator Dec 2019 #46
I did not know "riffing" meant laying a big smelly turd. yellowcanine Dec 2019 #15
Hey donnie, riff THIS! George II Dec 2019 #16
So? uppityperson Dec 2019 #17
"riffing", "locker talk" Baitball Blogger Dec 2019 #18
It was 5 frikkin thousand people. louis-t Dec 2019 #19
Where is trumpty dumpty's apology - still waiting. iluvtennis Dec 2019 #20
So being a counter puncher means being a fucking jerk off, OK I got it now Stephanie... winstars Dec 2019 #21
Nothing like making a widow going through her first Christmas w/out her spouse feel bad ... Botany Dec 2019 #23
Keep talking, Steph.. Olafjoy Dec 2019 #22
+1 Botany Dec 2019 #24
2 DUII arrests, latest one in 2016. Fired for allegedly padding expense acct & alleged plagiarism. Shrike47 Dec 2019 #34
So she is a perfect fit for the Trump administration Botany Dec 2019 #36
Evil people make evil riffs. lark Dec 2019 #25
A useful video clip for any Dem running in Michigan. Sneederbunk Dec 2019 #26
t-rump, administration, Republican party needs to Iliyah Dec 2019 #27
President Riffraff secondwind Dec 2019 #28
Waiting for Melania to laugh about folks 'riffing' their son. keithbvadu2 Dec 2019 #29
Wow angrychair Dec 2019 #31
These people have no souls . . . Iliyah Dec 2019 #32
"Riffing"? They don't know what riffing is. iscooterliberally Dec 2019 #37
Now THAT'S riffing!! flibbitygiblets Dec 2019 #39
Old School Riffing Botany Dec 2019 #47
Great stuff! iscooterliberally Dec 2019 #60
Back in the day we used to clear out the room when we put on Earl Hines Botany Dec 2019 #61
My dad used to listen to music like that. iscooterliberally Dec 2019 #62
Doesn't matter what they call it, it was disgusting. The fool owes the family an apology. Vinca Dec 2019 #40
Was he riffing when he said this..................Graham, you know an admitted sexual predator...... turbinetree Dec 2019 #41
If we're going to have a comedian for President, I prefer Jim Gaffigan. Dave Starsky Dec 2019 #42
Seems to me he used this "just riffing" excuse before. truthisfreedom Dec 2019 #45
Grisham is a lying degenerate drunk. nt Progressive Jones Dec 2019 #48
He remains a short fingered vulgarian. Marcuse Dec 2019 #50
Who cares what the wh says. Replay that clip over and over in the GE Tiggeroshii Dec 2019 #51
bullshit. he attacked a MI democrat. period. pansypoo53219 Dec 2019 #54
Wrestlemania and Trump's base are one and the same to him. YOHABLO Dec 2019 #57
I thought riffing had to do with guitars. No, trump just raccoon Dec 2019 #58
a "counter-puncher."? A grave dancer is more accurate. Who needs to ... marble falls Dec 2019 #59
Trump booed after saying late-Congressman John Dingell is probably in Hell during Michigan rally Gothmog Dec 2019 #63
Not a Trump that was, is, or will be that won't be looking up from hell. The roots are rotten. TheFourthMind Dec 2019 #64

forgotmylogin

(7,448 posts)
14. Was he "riffing" every time he said or did something horrible?
Thu Dec 19, 2019, 12:37 PM
Dec 2019

I like presidents who *don't'* riff.

The same defense as "I was joking!" Words mean things.

Haggis for Breakfast

(6,831 posts)
49. "Riffing" ??????????????????????
Thu Dec 19, 2019, 09:27 PM
Dec 2019

He wasn't playing the guitar here. He was, once again, behaving in a manner that NO other president would EVER had engaged. This trouser stain has no class, no grace, no manners. His complete lack of dignity or restraint for icons of America (and war heroes) stands out in stark contrast to EVERY other occupant of the Oval Office. John Dingell (and John McCain) had more integrity in their pinkies than this gutter trash could ever hope to possess.

He has all the impulse control of a grease fire.

forgotmylogin

(7,448 posts)
55. I have heard "riffing" used in standup comedy.
Fri Dec 20, 2019, 12:23 AM
Dec 2019

Usually it means going off the script in response to feeling what the audience responds to. Basically ad-libbing.

I45 is no standup comedian.

The Velveteen Ocelot

(114,436 posts)
3. Stephanie Grisham is even worse than Sarah Sanders, if that could be possible.
Thu Dec 19, 2019, 12:13 PM
Dec 2019

I don't know how she can tie herself in such rhetorical knots and lie like that for Fat Nixon.

question everything

(47,008 posts)
5. I think that she is smarter
Thu Dec 19, 2019, 12:15 PM
Dec 2019

Sanders could only parrot what the others told her or just the safe "cannot comment."

Eyeball_Kid

(7,384 posts)
9. Trumpy can be as vile as he wants with no
Thu Dec 19, 2019, 12:22 PM
Dec 2019

consequences. All he has to do is say that he’s joking, his victims be damned.

Shrike47

(6,913 posts)
12. Just riffing excuses him? Adam Schiff was just riffing in his description of Trump's telephone call.
Thu Dec 19, 2019, 12:31 PM
Dec 2019

flibbitygiblets

(7,220 posts)
38. Ding ding!!
Thu Dec 19, 2019, 02:06 PM
Dec 2019

I hope trump chokes on a drumstick and trips so his head gets stuck in his golden toilet bowl and he drowns.

Just riffing!

NOT

Ilsa

(61,626 posts)
43. It could be an endless list, between his wives and oldest three
Thu Dec 19, 2019, 04:15 PM
Dec 2019

Offspring. You could even riff about how paranoid they are about anyone mentioning or referring to Barron.

Collimator

(1,638 posts)
46. Exactly!
Thu Dec 19, 2019, 06:10 PM
Dec 2019

Pamela Karlan was just "riffing" and --really--using word play when she mentioned his son, Barron's, name. She said absolutely nothing about the boy's personality, looks, or geographic location via the afterlife.

louis-t

(23,076 posts)
19. It was 5 frikkin thousand people.
Thu Dec 19, 2019, 01:02 PM
Dec 2019

His crowds are getting smaller. He'll be renting out the American Legion hall for his Nazi rallies pretty soon.

winstars

(4,213 posts)
21. So being a counter puncher means being a fucking jerk off, OK I got it now Stephanie...
Thu Dec 19, 2019, 01:10 PM
Dec 2019

Assholes who work for assholes who are then supported by, fucking assholes.

Botany

(70,025 posts)
23. Nothing like making a widow going through her first Christmas w/out her spouse feel bad ...
Thu Dec 19, 2019, 01:14 PM
Dec 2019

... is really OK because he is just a counter puncher. The mother fucker did this on the day he was
impeached too. When is enough, enough?

Olafjoy

(937 posts)
22. Keep talking, Steph..
Thu Dec 19, 2019, 01:12 PM
Dec 2019

Just keep digging er, I mean talking.
Stephanie Grisham 2 DUIs in Arizona
Fired from first job for stealing
Fired from second job for plagiarism
Third job-Trump campaign
I’m just riffing

Botany

(70,025 posts)
24. +1
Thu Dec 19, 2019, 01:16 PM
Dec 2019

"Just keep digging er, I mean talking.
Stephanie Grisham 2 DUIs in Arizona
Fired from first job for stealing
Fired from second job for plagiarism
Third job-Trump campaign
I’m just riffing"

Is all that for real?

Shrike47

(6,913 posts)
34. 2 DUII arrests, latest one in 2016. Fired for allegedly padding expense acct & alleged plagiarism.
Thu Dec 19, 2019, 02:00 PM
Dec 2019

Different jobs. So yes, she a loyal Trumpie.

lark

(22,779 posts)
25. Evil people make evil riffs.
Thu Dec 19, 2019, 01:26 PM
Dec 2019

It's what's inside of him, pure evil and hate for any and all progressives, moderates, minorities and women (except when he's being fluffed).

keithbvadu2

(35,900 posts)
29. Waiting for Melania to laugh about folks 'riffing' their son.
Thu Dec 19, 2019, 01:32 PM
Dec 2019

Waiting for Melania to laugh about folks 'riffing' their son.

Botany

(70,025 posts)
61. Back in the day we used to clear out the room when we put on Earl Hines
Fri Dec 20, 2019, 12:29 PM
Dec 2019

But those that stayed danced, drank, and had a great time.




If you can find it the album "The Father Jumps is awesome."

iscooterliberally

(2,833 posts)
62. My dad used to listen to music like that.
Fri Dec 20, 2019, 12:40 PM
Dec 2019

I didn't like it when I was younger, but it wasn't the fault of the music. My dad would find these old AM radio stations that were just on the verge of being out of range and the static was just awful. I grew to appreciate it more once the fidelity was a little better.

turbinetree

(24,537 posts)
41. Was he riffing when he said this..................Graham, you know an admitted sexual predator......
Thu Dec 19, 2019, 03:09 PM
Dec 2019





and then to attack a person that is buried and he cannot defend himself and the spouse is still grieving on the loss .................

Dave Starsky

(5,914 posts)
42. If we're going to have a comedian for President, I prefer Jim Gaffigan.
Thu Dec 19, 2019, 03:38 PM
Dec 2019

At least he's actually funny. And he's not a mentally ill moron.

 

Tiggeroshii

(11,088 posts)
51. Who cares what the wh says. Replay that clip over and over in the GE
Thu Dec 19, 2019, 10:40 PM
Dec 2019

There is no way dump wins MI now

 

YOHABLO

(7,358 posts)
57. Wrestlemania and Trump's base are one and the same to him.
Fri Dec 20, 2019, 03:51 AM
Dec 2019

Then one can understand the vile and disgusting rants that he seems to think are okay to say. He has very little knowledge of appropriate behavior nor what the definition of civility is. He's a hoodlum and a bully. Not all the money in the world can change that.

raccoon

(31,049 posts)
58. I thought riffing had to do with guitars. No, trump just
Fri Dec 20, 2019, 05:07 AM
Dec 2019

I thought riffing had to do with guitars. No, trump justWas acting like an asshole as he always does.

TheFourthMind

(343 posts)
64. Not a Trump that was, is, or will be that won't be looking up from hell. The roots are rotten.
Fri Dec 20, 2019, 09:54 PM
Dec 2019

I feel sorry for the generations to come that will have to suffer the generations of Trumps to come.

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