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Thu Dec 19, 2019, 12:08 PM

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.

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Reply White House: Trump was 'just riffing' about late Rep. John Dingell 'looking up' from hell (Original post)
Botany Dec 2019 OP
Proud Liberal Dem Dec 2019 #1
42bambi Dec 2019 #52
hibbing Dec 2019 #2
forgotmylogin Dec 2019 #14
PatSeg Dec 2019 #33
Haggis for Breakfast Dec 2019 #49
yonder Dec 2019 #53
forgotmylogin Dec 2019 #55
The Velveteen Ocelot Dec 2019 #3
question everything Dec 2019 #5
LovingA2andMI Dec 2019 #4
Botany Dec 2019 #6
truthisfreedom Dec 2019 #7
JohnnyRingo Dec 2019 #8
Eyeball_Kid Dec 2019 #9
world wide wally Dec 2019 #10
dalton99a Dec 2019 #11
PatSeg Dec 2019 #35
Shrike47 Dec 2019 #12
flibbitygiblets Dec 2019 #38
Wawannabe Dec 2019 #56
Ilsa Dec 2019 #13
onecaliberal Dec 2019 #30
Ilsa Dec 2019 #43
onecaliberal Dec 2019 #44
Collimator Dec 2019 #46
yellowcanine Dec 2019 #15
George II Dec 2019 #16
uppityperson Dec 2019 #17
Baitball Blogger Dec 2019 #18
louis-t Dec 2019 #19
iluvtennis Dec 2019 #20
winstars Dec 2019 #21
Botany Dec 2019 #23
Olafjoy Dec 2019 #22
Botany Dec 2019 #24
Shrike47 Dec 2019 #34
Botany Dec 2019 #36
lark Dec 2019 #25
Sneederbunk Dec 2019 #26
Iliyah Dec 2019 #27
secondwind Dec 2019 #28
keithbvadu2 Dec 2019 #29
angrychair Dec 2019 #31
Iliyah Dec 2019 #32
iscooterliberally Dec 2019 #37
flibbitygiblets Dec 2019 #39
Botany Dec 2019 #47
iscooterliberally Dec 2019 #60
Botany Dec 2019 #61
iscooterliberally Dec 2019 #62
Vinca Dec 2019 #40
turbinetree Dec 2019 #41
Dave Starsky Dec 2019 #42
truthisfreedom Dec 2019 #45
Progressive Jones Dec 2019 #48
Marcuse Dec 2019 #50
Tiggeroshii Dec 2019 #51
pansypoo53219 Dec 2019 #54
YOHABLO Dec 2019 #57
raccoon Dec 2019 #58
marble falls Dec 2019 #59
Gothmog Dec 2019 #63
TheFourthMind Dec 2019 #64

Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 12:10 PM

1. It doesn't even matter

It wasn't funny and/or appropriate. It shouldn't have been said. Period.

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 10:48 PM

52. Trump is a sadist, pure and simple.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 12:12 PM

2. Was he "riffing" when he made fun of the reporter? n/t

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Response to hibbing (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 12:37 PM

14. Was he "riffing" every time he said or did something horrible?

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

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

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Response to forgotmylogin (Reply #14)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 01:59 PM

33. And "counter punching" for street thugs

not U.S. presidents. What a load of crap.

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Response to forgotmylogin (Reply #14)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 09:27 PM

49. "Riffing" ??????????????????????

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.

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #49)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 10:57 PM

53. +1.

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #49)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 12:23 AM

55. I have heard "riffing" used in standup comedy.

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

I45 is no standup comedian.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 12:13 PM

3. Stephanie Grisham is even worse than Sarah Sanders, if that could be possible.

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

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 12:15 PM

5. I think that she is smarter

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

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 12:14 PM

4. We....Just....Can't.....

ENOUGH! Period!

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Response to LovingA2andMI (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 12:15 PM

6. Read John Dingell's bio if you have a chance

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 12:16 PM

7. Just riffing here...

45’s father is looking up at him beckoning for reunion.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 12:22 PM

8. So the excuse is that he just wasn't thinking.

Exactly why he isn't fit for office.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 12:22 PM

9. Trumpy can be as vile as he wants with no

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

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 12:24 PM

10. and some riffs just suck

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 12:30 PM

11. Typical Trump

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #11)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 02:01 PM

35. Yep, that sums it up quite well

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 12:31 PM

12. Just riffing excuses him? Adam Schiff was just riffing in his description of Trump's telephone call.

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Response to Shrike47 (Reply #12)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 02:06 PM

38. Ding ding!!

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

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Reply #38)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 02:33 AM

56. I volunteer to flush!

Swear I will flush with all my might!
Will flush day and night!

😜

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 12:34 PM

13. I'm going to start riffing about his family.

Get Malignia to ban me.

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #13)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 01:39 PM

30. Thank you for the chuckle.

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #30)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 04:15 PM

43. It could be an endless list, between his wives and oldest three

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

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #43)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 04:53 PM

44. Hear, hear

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #43)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 06:10 PM

46. Exactly!

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.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 12:38 PM

15. I did not know "riffing" meant laying a big smelly turd.

I must try to remember that one.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 12:40 PM

16. Hey donnie, riff THIS!

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 12:56 PM

17. So?

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 01:01 PM

18. "riffing", "locker talk"

What is "excuses to get Trump off the hook, Alex."

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 01:02 PM

19. It was 5 frikkin thousand people.

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

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 01:03 PM

20. Where is trumpty dumpty's apology - still waiting.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 01:10 PM

21. So being a counter puncher means being a fucking jerk off, OK I got it now Stephanie...

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

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Response to winstars (Reply #21)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 01:14 PM

23. Nothing like making a widow going through her first Christmas w/out her spouse feel bad ...

... 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?

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 01:12 PM

22. Keep talking, Steph..

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

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Response to Olafjoy (Reply #22)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 01:16 PM

24. +1

"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?

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Response to Botany (Reply #24)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 02:00 PM

34. 2 DUII arrests, latest one in 2016. Fired for allegedly padding expense acct & alleged plagiarism.

Different jobs. So yes, she a loyal Trumpie.

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Response to Shrike47 (Reply #34)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 02:02 PM

36. So she is a perfect fit for the Trump administration

Trump likes crooks.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 01:26 PM

25. Evil people make evil riffs.

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).

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 01:28 PM

26. A useful video clip for any Dem running in Michigan.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 01:29 PM

27. t-rump, administration, Republican party needs to

go far far away.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 01:30 PM

28. President Riffraff

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 01:32 PM

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

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

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 01:45 PM

31. Wow

Absolutely the worst "non-apology" apology I've ever heard.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 01:50 PM

32. These people have no souls . . .

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 02:04 PM

37. "Riffing"? They don't know what riffing is.



Here's some riffing for you.



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Response to iscooterliberally (Reply #37)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 02:08 PM

39. Now THAT'S riffing!!

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Response to iscooterliberally (Reply #37)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 06:33 PM

47. Old School Riffing

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Response to Botany (Reply #47)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 12:15 PM

60. Great stuff!

Thanks!

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Response to iscooterliberally (Reply #60)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 12:29 PM

61. Back in the day we used to clear out the room when we put on Earl Hines

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




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

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Response to Botany (Reply #61)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 12:40 PM

62. My dad used to listen to music like that.

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.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 02:37 PM

40. Doesn't matter what they call it, it was disgusting. The fool owes the family an apology.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 03:09 PM

41. Was he riffing when he said this..................Graham, you know an admitted sexual predator......






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

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 03:38 PM

42. If we're going to have a comedian for President, I prefer Jim Gaffigan.

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

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 05:57 PM

45. Seems to me he used this "just riffing" excuse before.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 09:20 PM

48. Grisham is a lying degenerate drunk. nt

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 10:38 PM

50. He remains a short fingered vulgarian.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 10:40 PM

51. Who cares what the wh says. Replay that clip over and over in the GE

 

There is no way dump wins MI now

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 12:19 AM

54. bullshit. he attacked a MI democrat. period.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 03:51 AM

57. Wrestlemania and Trump's base are one and the same to him.

 

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.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 05:07 AM

58. I thought riffing had to do with guitars. No, trump just

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

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 10:04 AM

59. a "counter-puncher."? A grave dancer is more accurate. Who needs to ...

“counter-punch” a corpse?

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 05:38 PM

63. Trump booed after saying late-Congressman John Dingell is probably in Hell during Michigan rally

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 09:54 PM

64. Not a Trump that was, is, or will be that won't be looking up from hell. The roots are rotten.

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

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