After Donald Trump threw a very un-presidential temper tantrum at being scrutinized – and unmasked as a liar – over his big fundraiser for veteran charities – at least seven Fox News hosts helped him cover up the truth.
As I’ve previously written, Donald Trump was caught delaying – and lying about - his promised donations to veterans charities. When confronted by the press, he threw an anti-American hissy fit during a press conference yesterday.
So naturally, many of the Fox News hosts got busy defending him.
I've posted about Sean Hannity adopting as truth Trump’s dishonest excuse for the delay and saying admiringly, “You’re confronting this bias, institutional bias and they don’t seem to like it.”
Media Matters counted five other hosts: Eric Bolling, Greg Gutfeld, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Gretchen Carlson and Bill O’Reilly also defending what they’d surely be slamming had Hillary Clinton engaged in such behavior.
I also caught Outnumbered cohost (and supposedly a non-biased reporter) Sandra Smith gushing over Trump’s presser. “It was riveting!” she exclaimed. “And he sat there, I don’t know for how long, listing off every organization and every dollar amount to which he donated to those organizations.” That, as she ignored every falsehood he had pushed.
Fox News contributor, and Outnumbered cohost for the day, Eboni Williams similarly applauded Trump’s presser, calling it a “complete boss move.”
In case you missed it, watch Smith and Williams, along with their cohosts, spend an entire Fox segment whitewashing Trump’s deceptions below, from the May 31 Outnumbered.
I might do just that even though I probably won’t understand much of the language. That nutshell of yours tells me that there are ramifications upon ramifications involved. Not to worry about my email. Glad you are safe back home to help us try to make sense out of Fox.
Watched Hillary’s address on foreign policy last night and had to chuckle at several delightful jabs (once howled with glee). The nay-sayers who appeared on CNN were pretty floored: all they could do was complain that she’d made a political speech by demolishing The Donald. As though bringing up her faults is her job not theirs and as though she wasn’t in the middle of a political campaign. Her speech clearly rattled them as I’m sure they already know that the first rule of debating is to address your opponent’s arguments (demolishing them if possible) before presenting your own arguments.
Anyway, Trump’s immediate reaction on nuclear proliferation proves her point about his being “tempermentally unfit” due to his having a “thin skin”. Paraphrasing (because I find it impossible not to edit poor English): [Hillary] says I’m (Trump) in favour of nukes in Japan … “Give me a break!”. Ooops. CNN showed the interview with Anderson Cooper plus a couple of other clips of Trump saying precisely that. The Donald is tempermentally incapable of steering a coherent path through complex issues without contradicting himself.
As a former bankruptcy paralegal, the shortest answer I can give about what happens to bankruptcy creditors is, it depends. For one thing, it depends on the kind of bankruptcy filed. It also depends on the kind of creditor – secured, unsecured, etc. For Trump, it wasn’t he who filed but his businesses. My recollection is that he screwed his creditors. My best suggestion is that you google “Trump bankruptcy” or “Trump bankruptcies” and see what you can find out.
Also, I want to apologize for not answering your email of several weeks ago. I was on a 3,000 mile road trip, doing most of the driving, i.e. limited internet time.
I will try to get to it this weekend.
All I can say to the right-wing FOX clowns following circus elephant Trump around is you better buy bigger brooms!
Although one might claim (as the Foxies seem to imply) that this is a case of better late than never", I’d sort of like to see a list of the recipients and the amounts donated. In fact, all the contributions I’ve heard about (mostly on CNN) are very small. Such a wily businessman (snark intended) should know better than to spread the money too thinly because a piddling amount won’t make much of a difference.
A query: What happens when a person declares bankruptcy in the USA? Apart from the no-brainer of the employees losing their jobs, are there any mechanisms for protecting the suppliers (creditors)? I’m curious because Trump once let slip that he’d “made a lot of money, too” through his four bankruptcies. For me that means that others must have been left holding bags with butterflies in them. I do so hope that someone is crunching the numbers on this, too.
PS: Saw a very strong interview on CNN of Col. Mansoor, a professor on military science and a lifelong staunch Republican. Speaking in clear, concise sentences grounded in facts, he declared that he will be campaigning for anybody who can keep Trump out of the WH, even Hillary Clinton. I’m sure the Foxies will trot out the likes of Oliver North who speaks like a robot spouting off someone else’s texts: a bit like Trump reading off those notes at the NRA convention. That’s the only time I ever heard Trump speak in complete paragraphs.
I don’t think the Donald has nearly as much fat money as he claims he has. A good reason for him not to disclose his tax forms. The candidacy of Donald J Trump may be the biggest con job ever.