Skip to comments.Charles Krauthammer: Letís Face It, Trumpís Press Conference Today Was A Moral Disgrace
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?
— 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.
need help a guy on FB says the statue supports had their permit pulled. anyone know the facts on this?
I guess Charles has never heard how violence begets violence or how it takes two to tango.
I saw it.
The only thing disgraceful was the a$$holes asking the questions.
Romney supported Antifa and BLM as opposing racism and bigotry - two violent extremist groups! Who call for murdering police! This is dangerous insanity.
Kraut is a moral disgrace. He just can’t get over his Trump hate. Just like Steve Hayes.
Krauthammer is a highly educated idiot.
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.
Trump made good points that echoed with his base. Did he persuade anyone that wasn’t already persuaded? Probably not. Thus lies the problem.
No, not the same. One side is racist, bigoted, Nazi. The other opposes racism and bigotry. Morally different universes. Mitt Romney
Mormon Mitt Romney is supporting Antifa?!?!
Dear Lord, Please forgive me...I voted for this man :(
Has he not heard?
The days of unconditionally turning the other cheek are largely over! We will challenge, we will ‘clap back’ when needed.
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.
The Kraut is a degenerate.
Krauthammer wouldn’t know morals if they bit him on the testicles. I guess you’d have to have some to begin with...
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.
I think Krauthammer doesn’t understand morals.
Trump politely offered to take questions re rebuilding America's INFRASTRUCTURE.
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.
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