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REVEALED: Trump repeatedly interrupted briefings to ask bizarre questions about badgers

And now Prebus comes back to Trump. goofy




REVEALED: Trump repeatedly interrupted briefings to ask bizarre questions about badgers


https://www.rawstory.com/2020/02/revealed-trump-repeatedly-interrupted-briefings-to-ask-bizarre-questions-about-badgers/

Published 9 hours ago on February 13, 2020



President Donald Trump frequently interrupted briefings to satisfy his preoccupation with badgers when Wisconsin native Reince Priebus was his White House chief of staff.


According to the new book “Sinking In The Swamp,” the president peppered Priebus with questions about Wisconsin’s state animal during briefings about foreign and domestic policy, reported Business Insider.
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“After Trump was reminded that the short-legged omnivore was practically synonymous with the Badger State, he’d make a point of bringing it up at seemingly random occasions to his beleaguered chief of staff,” wrote authors Lachlan Markay and Asawin
“‘Are they mean to people?’ Trump at least twice asked Priebus in the opening months of his presidency,” the authors wrote. “‘Or are they friendly creatures?’ The president would also ask if Priebus had any photos of badgers he could show him, and if Priebus could carefully explain to him how badgers ‘work’ exactly.”



Trump was obsessed with Wisconsin’s association with badgers, and he often asked Priebus to explain how the short-legged mammals behaved, what they ate and whether they were dangerous.


“Trump also wanted to know if the badger had a ‘personality’ or if it was boring,” the authors wrote. “What kind of damage could a badger to do a person with its flashy, sharp claws?”

“An obviously enthralled president would stare at Priebus as the aide struggled for sufficiently placating answers,” they added, “all the while trying to gently veer the conversation back to whether we were going to do a troop surge in Afghanistan or strip millions of Americans of healthcare coverage.”...................................

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Reply REVEALED: Trump repeatedly interrupted briefings to ask bizarre questions about badgers (Original post)
riversedge Feb 13 OP
CaptYossarian Feb 13 #1
KayF Feb 13 #2
Kurt V. Feb 13 #3
Mosby Feb 13 #4
ChazInAz Feb 13 #5
BigmanPigman Feb 14 #10
yardwork Feb 13 #6
AZ8theist Feb 13 #7
Judi Lynn Feb 14 #8
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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 05:43 PM

1. "Of Reince and Men"?

Lenny (in the Steinbeck novel) "Tell me about the rabbits, George."

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 05:47 PM

2. someone briefly changed the Wikipedia page for badgers

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 05:52 PM

3. I'm with trump on this one. Badgers are really interesting. more important than national

Security or what not.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 06:16 PM

4. I guess he never saw this vid

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Response to Mosby (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 07:17 PM

5. Heh heh heh....

Let's turn one loose in the Oval Office.

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Response to Mosby (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 01:51 AM

10. I love the narrator!

He's hysterical! My 1st Graders would have loved watching this, I'm sure they would've made me show it again during their next "Rainy Day Recess".

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 07:57 PM

6. Stormy Daniels said Trump was preoccupied with sharks, too.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 09:43 PM

7. He possesses the mind and intellect of a 3 year old...

My apologies to 3 year olds everywhere...

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 12:55 AM

8. 'Are they mean?' Donald Trump obsessed with badgers, new book claims


Daily Beast reporters say Reince Priebus was repeatedly asked about the rotund, hairy omnivores during briefings on healthcare and foreign policy

Stephanie Convery

@gingerandhoney
Fri 14 Feb 2020 00.02 EST

Of all the topics to occupy the mind of the most powerful person in the United States, one would not expect badgers to make a frequent appearance.

But the rotund, hairy omnivores were apparently an alarmingly regular topic of conversation in the White House during the early months of Donald Trump’s presidency, according to Daily Beast reporters Lachlan Markay and Asawin Suebsaeng.

The authors detail Trump’s preoccupation in their new book, Sinking in the Swamp: How Trump’s Minions and Misfits Poisoned Washington.

Along with detailing “the murky underworld of President Trump’s Washington, dishing the hilarious and frightening dirt on the charlatans, conspiracy theorists, ideologues, and run-of-the-mill con artists who have infected the highest echelons of American political power”, they also discuss Trump’s fascination with badgers.

More:
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/feb/14/are-they-mean-donald-trump-obsessed-with-badgers-new-book-claims







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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 01:48 AM

9. He probably wanted to use the animal in a "rally speech" in the state

to make the residents of WI think he is cool and understands them. He just wanted to make sure he used the animal in the right context (like that ever stopped him from doing so in the past).

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 04:47 AM

11. Someone should stuff one down his pants... n/t

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Response to King_Klonopin (Reply #11)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 08:56 AM

12. !

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Feb 15, 2020, 09:35 PM

13. A Steve Bannon saying is "Honey Badgers don't care." They take what they want.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 10:36 AM

14. And yet Priebus returns to the White House?

Why? What is wrong with these people?

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