If there’s anyone who shouldn’t be complaining about other people being “all talk,” it’s Donald Trump. Especially when he’s pretending to run for president and accusing other people of stealing his slogan – which he probably got from Ronald Reagan.
Trump used his regular Monday morning perch on Fox & Friends today to attack Hillary Clinton’s presidential announcement, President Obama’s comments at the Summit of the Americas and to hype his phony presidential campaign.
Trump complained Clinton’s social media rollout was a “chicken’s way out.” He also smeared Senator Marco Rubio, who announced later today that he’s running. “I think he’s crazy to give up the United States Senate in a long shot,” Trump groused. “I always heard he would never do it” because Bush was his mentor, Trump continued. “That turned out to be not the case. Either that or he’s not loyal to him.”
Cohost Brian Kilmeade changed the subject to some comments President Obama made, saying he was “the first” to acknowledge that the U.S. record on human rights has not lived up to our ideals. Nobody mentioned the context, of course, which was that Obama was defending the U.S. at the Summit of the Americas. As The Washington Post reported,
President Barack Obama blasted back at Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa for his criticism of the United States.
Correa says that when it comes to Latin America, the U.S. has failed to live up to its founders’ ideals of freedom. Obama responded that he is very aware that the U.S. has “dark chapters” of its own history, but the lessons learned are precisely why he speaks out on human rights abuses abroad.
Obama says talking about past grievances and using the United States as an excuse for domestic political problems won’t bring progress.
Obama reproved Correa for trying to silence criticism of his government by prosecuting owners of some of the country’s biggest media outlets.
Obama says he doesn’t like media coverage that criticizes him either. But he says democracy means everyone has the opportunity to offer opinions.
Ignoring the frame of reference for Obama’s remarks, cohost Elisabeth Hasselbeck sneered, “It seems as though he‘s excited for these opportunities to say 'Hey, we’re not so great here either.” As if Fox doesn't look for opportunities to attack our country's president.
“Our country is going to hell,” Trump said. “It’s going to hell under his leadership. He apologizes instead of doing what we have to do to make our country great again.” By the way, Obama did not apologize in the clip Fox played. And that whole “apology tour” meme Fox loves to promote? Well, that was rated Pants On Fire by PolitiFact
“My whole phrase is “make America great again,’” Trump boasted. “I actually have it trademarked, or in the process of trademarking.”
Is that in the same kind of “process” as Trump’s big private investigation into Obama’s birth records in Hawaii? The one we never heard a thing about? Because, as Mediaite points out, Reagan used the “make America great again” slogan in 1980.
Nonetheless, Trump complained that Ted Cruz is using the phrase. “I’ve been using it for three years on your program. Now, all of a sudden, everybody’s copying it. You think they could go out and get their own phrase. I could come up with another phrase, too!”
“How close are you to making a decision?” Kilmeade asked.
“I’m close, I mean I’m looking at it very seriously,” Trump insisted. “I see these politicians, they’re all talk, they’re not action. Everything’s talk, talk, talk. Nothing gets done.”
“Nobody thinks I’m running and I’m doing so well in the polls,” Trump insisted.
Um, not really. But instead of pointing out the truth, cohost Steve Doocy said, “Oh, you’re serious.”
“I’m totally serious,” Trump insisted. “I think you folks know it. You know me.”
Yes, we certainly do.
Watch the Trump baloney below, from today’s Fox & Friends.
Not one candidate on the list compares and Trump certainly is not swayed by politics, money, evil, or media. Trump is American…a businessman…educated…wealthy…a family man and believes in the American dream of prosperity.
Even O’Reilly tried to pump Trump on his views on the Iran deal but Trump is smarter than O’Reilly and media because Trump made sure he did not reveal his Trumpcards. Now that is a leader with style, charisma, and a brain!
We need a great leader and Trump is a man of fine afluence despite media trying to use a few bad investments as a dart board for attention. When it comes to investments you win some and lose some…and…