Skip to comments.Trump Toys with Media: “The Calm Before the Storm”
Posted on 10/06/2017 3:42:27 PM PDT by Kaslin
RUSH: Donald Trump, the media is going nuts. I just watched a little, by the way. David Gregory on CNN is just beside himself that Tillerson called Trump a moron even though everybodys denying that. You just cant have a volatile, this is too volatile, this kind of volatile. He got stuck on the word volatile. This volatility, people are afraid of the president, telling the president the truth, this cant stand, the Iran deal, oh, its horrible.
And then Wolf Blitzer says, Well, its gonna get even worse now. We have to take a commercial break but well come back. These people are unable to give it up and so Trump is toying with them. This is last night in Washington at the White House. During a meeting, senior military leaders and their spouses, Trump spoke to reporters about the gathering, and Trump and two reporters had this exchange. Now, when I saw this on TV, it was hard for me to hear it. Trumps a little bit of an echo. Hes far from the microphones and the shutters here are going crazy. But see if you can hear this.
President Trump's mysterious "calm before the storm" comments
THE PRESIDENT: You guys know what this represents? Maybe its the calm before the storm.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE REPORTER: Whats the storm?
THE PRESIDENT: Could be the calm before the storm.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE REPORTER: What storm, Mr. President?
THE PRESIDENT: We have the worlds great military people in this room. I will tell you that were going to have a great evening. Thank you all for coming.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE REPORTER: What storm, Mr. President?
THE PRESIDENT: Youll find out.
RUSH: (laughing) Youll find out. Thats another one of those movie lines. Youll see. Youll find out. Trump had dinner, hosted a dinner with military leaders and their spouses, and so the president said, You know, you guys know what this represents? Maybe its the calm before the storm. All the military people there. And a reporter said, Whats the storm? Could be the calm before the storm, Trump says. Female reporterette: What storm, Mr. President? We have the worlds greatest military people in this room. I will tell you that, were gonna have a great evening. That you all for coming. What storm, Mr. President? Youll find out is what Trump said.
So ever since then I saw it on Fox, and as soon as the bite played they cut to senior political analysts to try to cut through the sludge here to figure out what Trump mean, and they all thought it means war with North Korea. And then I started hearing about how that would be devastating. You cant have a war, conventional or otherwise with the North Koreans because of the number of people in South Korea who would die and Samsung would get blown to smithereens. And Samsung gets blown to smithereens then theres no screens for the new iPhone. So you cant have Samsung destroyed, you cant have all these people they were talking about this.
Thats all Trump said. Senior political analysts were suggesting that a war with North Korea cant happen because Seoul, South Korea is right there. I mean, those people would all die. I mean, Kim Jong-un is not crazy, blah, blah. Theyre going nuts trying to figure this all out. So we have a montage, classic Trump. He owns the media. They know it. They resent it. He tweaks them all. Did you see what he tweeted the other day?
Snerdley, did you see this? Trump asked out of nowhere, Why dont we have hearings and investigate the journalists for their fake news? You know, it was like a golden oldie from the campaign that was resuscitated, brought back to life, and they had a cow. They can investigate people all day long, but you cant investigate them because of the First Amendment.
Oh, speaking of which, Ive got a great history lesson coming up on the Second Amendment. But after Trump told them that this may be the calm before the storm with all the military people in the White House, Trump plays em like a Stradivarius, sends em scrambling to figure out what hes talking about.
CRAIG MELVIN: A curious comment from President Trump.
CHRIS CUOMO: Why did he say that? It comes as officials tell CNN President Trump is prepared to decertify the Iran nuclear deal.
JOSHUA GREEN: There were three U.S. Green Berets killed. Some kind of retaliation coming?
ABBY HUNTSMAN: Could it be something theyre dealing with with ISIS?
NICK KRISTOF: I think what he was trying to do was send a signal to North Korea.
CHUCK TODD: Having to do with Rex Tillerson, when he refers to storm, hes referring to that.
DAVID IGNATIUS: Its part of his strategy. It makes people nervous and thats what he wants to do.
MATT LEWIS: It could be nothing. It could be just Donald Trump talks, he says things. It could be something.
RUSH: Whatever it is, they went batty trying to figure it out. Its the most fun thing to watch when Trump starts tweaking these guys because they know it and they cant help it. They know hes tweaking em. They know hes putting em on, but they cant resist it. (interruption) No, I have no idea what he was talking about, no clue. But it wasnt that were gonna hit North Korea. I will guarantee you it wasnt that. Well, I say I guarantee. I dont know, but if we were gonna do it thats not how there would be a prelude to it. Of that Im confident.
RUSH: I mentioned earlier, ladies and gentlemen, and I caught during a break a roundtable discussion on CNN, David Gregory and others, Wolf Blitzer, beside themselves over Trump and whatevers going on with Tillerson and Trump saying, Youll see soon. Whatever his big secret is, theyre going nuts. And I said that it seemed to me, it was a quick glance at it, that David Gregory seemed incoherent. Everything was volatile this, volatile that. So Cookie went and got the bite. And my instincts were right on the money yet again.
GREGORY: At a time thats volatile like this. The state of affairs in America at a really volatile time. This is incredibly volatile, and most of the volatility comes from this transparent, volatile speech from our own president.
RUSH: Whats happening here? Theres incoherence everywhere. Theres incoherence at halftime at the football game last night. Theres incoherence on CNN. Everythings volatile. The volatility of the speech, the volatility of the transparency, the transparency was volatile. Harvey Weinstein was volatile. The volatility there, man, thats off-the-charts volatility.
What are they talking about? They dont know. They are so discombobulated that theyre now drifting into incoherence. They truly are.
The President was probably talking about Nate. ;)
I think storm was the name of his boat.
Trump has always said...(IMOW)I'm not going to tell my plans to th enemy.
This sounds like mom deciding on my punishment...."I'll think about it".
I wonder if he has heard this and if perhaps the storm is cleaning up the fbi. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FR4xnBKGNeY&feature=youtu.be
We used to have a pResident that told our enemies everything we're gonna do, including when we were going to pull out, so they just sat down and waited.
Between Trump & "Mad Dog" Mattis the dictators in Iran & NKorea must be getting very little sleep these past few days.
I think/hope the "storm" is when he submerges the feet of all CNN/NBC communist enablers a la Jack Nicholson as the detective...
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