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Charles Krauthammer: Letís Face It, Trumpís Press Conference Today Was A Moral Disgrace
Hotair ^ | 08/15/2017 | AllahPundit

Posted on 08/15/2017 9:18:58 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

If Trump is the Republican id, this exchange between Laura Ingraham and Krauthammer is a dialogue between the ego and superego. Ingraham, a nationalist, is all about the agenda. Was Trump’s presser today a good thing? Well, she says, he made some solid points — but it wasn’t useful. It didn’t advance the ball on policy. Krauthammer, a conservative, isn’t interested in that right now. Was it moral, he asks? Was it right?

I wonder how many variations of this exchange are playing out within the administration tonight. Watch this quickie clip of Chuck Todd speculating that John Kelly’s going to end up having to talk people out of quitting over today’s spectacle. Um, I doubt it. Since when do Republicans balk at anything Trump does?

WATCH: @chucktodd: Pres. Trump has likely lost moral authority to speak for the country, and the Republican Party. https://t.co/oRlP3nmCy6

— NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) August 15, 2017

Kelly himself is reportedly not a happy man this evening:

Uh-oh a source tells @SaraMurray new White House Chief of Staff John Kelly is very frustrated with how today played out.

— Shimon Prokupecz (@ShimonPro) August 15, 2017

He looked every inch of it standing off to Trump’s side during today’s presser.

Oh — this guy was unhappy too. I know, I know: He’s a cuck.

No, not the same. One side is racist, bigoted, Nazi. The other opposes racism and bigotry. Morally different universes.

— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) August 16, 2017

Somehow the back and forth between Ingraham and Krauthammer ends with them debating whether Trump’s statement yesterday, in which he denounced white nationalists after hedging on Saturday, reflects what’s actually in his heart or not. If you don’t believe the reporting on that, just watch the guy talk. When Trump is reading from a script, it’s abundantly clear. He speaks more slowly and his sentences are conspicuously more measured than when he’s rat-a-tat riffing on his thoughts, as he obviously was today. What happened the past few days isn’t complicated. He softballed his comments about the alt-right on Saturday, was cajoled by his aides into saying something more emphatic about them yesterday, then resented the fact that he’d been pressured into clarifying his remarks and decided to double down on the “both sides” point today off the cuff. Yesterday’s statement almost amounted to an apology for Saturday’s comments, and you know how Trump feels about apologies. Today he un-apologized.

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KEYWORDS: charlotteville; fakemedia; fakenews; handwringers; jimmycarterstaffer; krauthammer; nevertrumper; tds; trump
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To: DHerion

I saw what you did there. Cute.


141 posted on 08/15/2017 11:59:37 PM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Allahpundit of course is now a psychoanalyst.


142 posted on 08/16/2017 12:00:15 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SeekAndFind

Today Krauthammer became my mortal enemy. I despise this Antifa backing Scum.


143 posted on 08/16/2017 12:00:40 AM PDT by heights
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To: SeekAndFind

Kuckhammer and every other weakling rumpswab can piss up a rope. I stand by the President.


144 posted on 08/16/2017 12:04:35 AM PDT by Windflier (Pitchforks and torches ripen on the vine. Left too long, they become black rifles.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Today was the beginning of Civil War 2. What will happen is Antifa emboldened by the shade the Press and scum like Krauthammer provide, will turn more deadly and will do something so horrible that they will be met by overwhelming true Resistance, from real Americans.


145 posted on 08/16/2017 12:04:46 AM PDT by heights
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To: neverevergiveup

Right, but mother’s mother was the daughter of a Confederate captain who’s family did own slaves in a Georgia logging plantation. From the recollections of my great aunts, and letters from the period that were preserved, I believe my ancestors were kind people.

Regardless of my ancestry, I have no more guilt than Americans whose ancestors arrived more recently. The whole thing is stupid - trying to judge past people by today’s standards - trying to punish people for the sins of their fathers.

Stupidstupidstupid


146 posted on 08/16/2017 12:06:54 AM PDT by enumerated
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To: plain talk
Did he persuade anyone that wasn’t already persuaded? Probably not. Thus lies the problem.

Ever try to persuade a liberal of the soundness of a conservative point of view? I'll bet you failed. Thus lies the real problem:

Liberalism is a mental disorder.

147 posted on 08/16/2017 12:12:37 AM PDT by Windflier (Pitchforks and torches ripen on the vine. Left too long, they become black rifles.)
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To: SeekAndFind

He’s my President more than ever now for telling the truth. Both sides showed up to fight and leaders of both sides need to be prosecuted. The guys who hit Fields’ car with the bat need to be charged and Fields needs to be charged. EVERYONE responsible for violence needs to see jail time.


148 posted on 08/16/2017 12:14:59 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: Governor Dinwiddie

LOL!!!


149 posted on 08/16/2017 1:04:34 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: SeekAndFind

Krauthammer, another name for a buffoon.


150 posted on 08/16/2017 2:08:04 AM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: SeekAndFind

A “moral disgrace”? It was the best thing I ever saw.


151 posted on 08/16/2017 2:10:20 AM PDT by Cara C
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To: plain talk

What problem?
Trump doesn’t need to convince Antifa or BLM or any of the far left and loony left media. He doesn’t need any of them for anything.


152 posted on 08/16/2017 2:12:18 AM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: SeekAndFind

People get it through your heads! It’s not just Trump the elites, the Deep State, the insane Left hate - it’s YOU!

They all hate YOU!


153 posted on 08/16/2017 2:57:56 AM PDT by TTFlyer
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To: SeekAndFind

Eric Bolling,quite obviously has his personal problems BUT.
Fox news has turned in to CNN lite.
Katherine Timpf and Eboni K. Williams Are terribly liberal and just plain Bad.
throw in the blond air head from the State Dept and Juan Williams etc and FOX (as a result of Murdoch’s kids wives) has become unwatchable liberal horse crap


154 posted on 08/16/2017 2:59:40 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (President Trump makes obammy look like the punk he is.)
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To: plain talk

You think only the base needs to know that there were two sides fighting violently at Charlottesville and that his predictions that this will end with statues (and possibly Mt. Vernon and Monticello) being taken down? If so, this country is more sunk than it has ever been. Which is saying a lot.


155 posted on 08/16/2017 3:17:20 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: TTFlyer

What is expected.

156 posted on 08/16/2017 3:18:47 AM PDT by Theophilus (Repent)
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To: DoughtyOne

“Krauthammer wouldn’t know morals if they bit him on the testicles...”

Maybe a bad metaphor, since he’s a paraplegic and all.


157 posted on 08/16/2017 3:19:30 AM PDT by I-ambush (If we make it, we'll all sit back and laugh, but I fear tomorrow I'll be crying)
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To: nutmeg

Love Molly! She does what Laura does without the ego of Laura. She has a soft, feminine side which I really appreciate, too.


158 posted on 08/16/2017 3:20:18 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: SeekAndFind

“...Krauthammer, a conservative..”

Now that right there is funny; I don’t care who you are.


159 posted on 08/16/2017 3:22:37 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Not my circus. Not my monkeys.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The thing about Antifa and the White Supremacist’s is they are almost identical groups aside from one being anti-white and the other being pro-white. They both view everything through a prism of race.

The truth is controversy.


160 posted on 08/16/2017 3:34:54 AM PDT by IamConservative (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.)
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