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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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1 posted on 08/15/2017 9:18:58 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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need help a guy on FB says the statue supports had their permit pulled. anyone know the facts on this?


2 posted on 08/15/2017 9:19:28 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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I guess Charles has never heard how violence begets violence or how it takes two to tango.


3 posted on 08/15/2017 9:22:01 PM PDT by RC one (The 2nd Amendment is a doomsday provision, one designed for those exceptionally rare circumstances)
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To: SeekAndFind

I saw it.

The only thing disgraceful was the a$$holes asking the questions.


4 posted on 08/15/2017 9:22:23 PM PDT by BenLurkin ((The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.))
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To: SeekAndFind

Romney supported Antifa and BLM as opposing racism and bigotry - two violent extremist groups! Who call for murdering police! This is dangerous insanity.


5 posted on 08/15/2017 9:22:26 PM PDT by Williams (Stop tolerating the intolerant.)
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Kraut is a moral disgrace. He just can’t get over his Trump hate. Just like Steve Hayes.


6 posted on 08/15/2017 9:24:38 PM PDT by TexasCruzin (Trump is the man. #TrumpPence16)
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To: RC one

Krauthammer is a highly educated idiot.


7 posted on 08/15/2017 9:24:46 PM PDT by jospehm20
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To: SeekAndFind

Krauthammer is a Neocon who would be overjoyed IMHO to see Vladimir Putin’s head on a plate, figuratively is not literally.

The rage against Russia and the rage against Trump for not raging against Russia.


8 posted on 08/15/2017 9:25:31 PM PDT by Nextrush (Freedom is everybody's business: Remember Pastor Niemoller)
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To: SeekAndFind

Trump made good points that echoed with his base. Did he persuade anyone that wasn’t already persuaded? Probably not. Thus lies the problem.


9 posted on 08/15/2017 9:25:45 PM PDT by plain talk
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Krauthammer takes ride
10 posted on 08/15/2017 9:25:59 PM PDT by Governor Dinwiddie
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No, not the same. One side is racist, bigoted, Nazi. The other opposes racism and bigotry. Morally different universes. Mitt Romney


The other opposes racism and bigotry. Morally different universes.

Mormon Mitt Romney is supporting Antifa?!?!

Dear Lord, Please forgive me...I voted for this man :(


11 posted on 08/15/2017 9:26:01 PM PDT by Freedom56v2 (Inside Every Liberal is a Totalitarian Screaming to Get Out - D. Horowitz)
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Has he not heard?
The days of unconditionally turning the other cheek are largely over! We will challenge, we will ‘clap back’ when needed.


12 posted on 08/15/2017 9:26:11 PM PDT by lee martell
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BLM and Antifa and their violence now are to be treated as anti racist heroes? Ok let’s have Antifa thugs run our country. The whole purpose of Antifa is to violently suppress free speech.


13 posted on 08/15/2017 9:26:25 PM PDT by Williams (Stop tolerating the intolerant.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The Kraut is a degenerate.


14 posted on 08/15/2017 9:26:52 PM PDT by Paladin2 (No spelchk nor wrong word auto substition on mobile dev. Please be intelligent and deal with it....)
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Krauthammer wouldn’t know morals if they bit him on the testicles. I guess you’d have to have some to begin with...


15 posted on 08/15/2017 9:26:52 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Fourth estate? Ha! Our media has become the KCOTUS, the Kangaroo Court of the United States.)
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To: morphing libertarian
need help a guy on FB says the statue supports had their permit pulled. anyone know the facts on this?

What I read was they pulled the permit 15 minutes before the scheduled time but a judge reversed it. Of course, it was too late, then the police funneled the permit holders into their attackers.

Correct me if I am wrong.

16 posted on 08/15/2017 9:28:29 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Biology is not bigotry.)
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Once again President Trump takes the moral high road and Krauthammer pretends otherwise.
17 posted on 08/15/2017 9:29:29 PM PDT by donna (Police State tactics are commonplace in authoritarian 3rd World dictatorships-and Mueller's office.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I think Krauthammer doesn’t understand morals.


18 posted on 08/15/2017 9:30:25 PM PDT by reasonisfaith ("...because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved." (2 Thessalonians))
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What was a disgrace was the non-stop barrage of shouting nasty questions by the press at the President of the United States. Their behavior was disgusting.

Trump politely offered to take questions re rebuilding America's INFRASTRUCTURE.

19 posted on 08/15/2017 9:30:30 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common any more.)
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allahpundit labels kraphammer as the conservative in comparison to both Laura and Trump. allahpundit and charles kraphumper are no conservatives. Instead, they are sewer swampers.


20 posted on 08/15/2017 9:30:54 PM PDT by Vision Thing (You see the depths of our hearts, and You love us the same...)
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