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Sunday, May 31, 2020

White House National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien insisted on Sunday morning that President Donald Trump's inflammatory tweets calling on law enforcement to release "vicious dogs" and the military to shoot protesters were actually attempts by the president to "deescalate violence."

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So we're back to Pres Trump saying what is on his mind, and someone else in the Trump administration having to come out and say, ~no, this is what he really meant to say.~

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-05-31 04:59 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I understand that Trump saved the lives of two-million Americans by not attacking them with vicious dogs.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2020-05-31 05:34 PM | Reply | Funny: 2 | Newsworthy 1

Trump fails once again.

#3 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2020-05-31 11:08 PM | Reply

The thing to discuss here, in my mind, is that we cannot believe what Pres Trump says until the Whte House administration clarifies it.

Why is the White House administration effectively telling the people of the United States that the word of the President of the United States is not to be believed?

(and the answer to that question has such far-reaching consequences)

#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-05-31 11:50 PM | Reply

What a maroon.

Throwing gasoline on a fire does not put it out.

#5 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-05-31 11:51 PM | Reply

In reality, Trump's statements are law. He owns that. When the President speaks, it means something and it's taken literally. We can see that these protests are worse than ever, and the difference is that Trump is egging them on.

#6 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-06-01 12:06 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

@#6 ... In reality, Trump's statements are law. ...

I would disagree.

Pres Trump cannot enact a law merely by his vocal [mis]utterings.

At least not yet.

Give AG Barr some time and that horrific scenario may actually occur.

#7 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-06-01 12:23 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

...Release the hounds...

Bwa ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

And while you're at it Smithers, get me one half of a white Valium.

#8 | Posted by madscientist at 2020-06-01 01:11 AM | Reply

Wasn't President ------- bragging just a little while ago how the riots were only happening in blue states?

#9 | Posted by truthhurts at 2020-06-01 01:20 AM | Reply

... President Donald Trump's inflammatory tweets calling on law enforcement to release "vicious dogs" ...

DC mayor blasts 'gross' Trump tweet threatening 'vicious dogs' at White House
thehill.com

...Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) fired back Saturday at President Trump's tweets threatening to handle protesters demonstrating in front of the White House with "vicious dogs" and the "most ominous weapons" if they breached the building's fence.

The protest was one of many across the nation in response to the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old unarmed black man who died in the custody of Minneapolis police this week.

"I thought the president's remarks were gross. To make a reference to vicious dogs is no subtle reminder to African Americans of segregationists who let dogs out on innocent [people]," Bowser said at a press conference Saturday. ...


#10 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-06-01 01:37 AM | Reply

"I would disagree.

Pres Trump cannot enact a law merely by his vocal [mis]utterings."

What he says must be done. That's the way it works.

That goes much further than most people understand.

Getting caught up in the term "law" doesn't change that his communications serve as directions to the government and one has to go to the courts to change the direction he's given.

Barr, as you've mentioned earlier today, believes in this broad presidential power and that's how our government has been operating for the past four years.

#11 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-06-01 01:56 AM | Reply

And by "de-escalate" he meant "escalate."

#12 | Posted by madscientist at 2020-06-01 02:02 AM | Reply

"His primary rules were: never allow the public to cool off; never admit a fault or wrong; never concede that there may be some good in your enemy; never leave room for alternatives; never accept blame; concentrate on one enemy at a time and blame him for everything that goes wrong; people will believe a big lie sooner than a little one; and if you repeat it frequently enough people will sooner or later believe it."

" from a report prepared during WWII by the United States Office of Strategic Services: "A Psychological Analysis of Adolph Hitler: His Life and Legend," by Walter C. Langer, which is available from the US National Archives.


Deescalate isn't part of Trump's vocabulary.

#13 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-06-01 03:38 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

White men who counted on their whiteness to succeed are afraid right now. Trumplethinskin is their coward in chief.

#14 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2020-06-01 05:38 AM | Reply

Has BLOTUS finally come out of the WH basement, after commiserating with Norma Desmond?

#15 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2020-06-01 07:36 AM | Reply

When dealing with a serious issue involving race here in the U.S. threatening to bring in attack dogs is certainly the way to calm things down. I mean, who would ever associate attack dogs with racial warfare? Trump should have been a southern sheriff in 1962.

#16 | Posted by danni at 2020-06-01 08:17 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Meanwhile, Tim Scott is counting the days until November, 2022 and hoping that by then folks in South Carolina will have forgotten all about Trump. Uncle Tim's only alternative is to wrap himself in the Stars and Bars for the re-election...

#17 | Posted by catdog at 2020-06-01 09:27 AM | Reply

Worst president ever.

#18 | Posted by Nixon at 2020-06-01 09:31 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#13 | Posted by ClownShack

It's always been appropriate to compare Trump to Hitler. The man has always been more like Hitler than anyone else.

I would like to point out, though, that Hitler was known to be charming when he wanted to be. "Charm" seems alien to Donald Trump.

#19 | Posted by Zed at 2020-06-01 11:24 AM | Reply

"My administration will stop mob violence, and stop it cold," Trump's most recent public comment.

#20 | Posted by getoffmedz at 2020-06-01 11:35 AM | Reply

"Rivers of blood!" oh wait that was Qaddafi, and he got Qaddafi'd for it.

#21 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2020-06-01 12:17 PM | Reply

Trump =/= Hitler. Hitler was a decorated war hero (stretching it for context) during WWI, and actually cared about Germany at some point (I assume). Also not an awful painter - no really, he wasn't half bad. Do some research. This doesn't in any way excuse the 3rd Reich's atrocities, but Trump is just an awful POS with absolutely no redeeming value. Worse than Hitler? He can't even paint at all, and doesn't give a crap about the US. Feel free to take this all out of context and be your usual idiot selves. You know who you are.

#22 | Posted by billy_boy at 2020-06-01 09:52 PM | Reply

Hitler loved animals too. Hated people though. Cared more about nature than the average man then too. Made it a capital crime to poach bison in Poland. He Probably prevented their total extinction with that one edict. Hitler wasn't all bad. Nobody is. During WW1 the total population of bison dropped to 5!. During the second world war their numbers increased!
This was brought about by savage reprisals against hungry Poles who shot a few.

Environmental protection was a Nazi value.

Weird, huh.

#23 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-06-02 01:19 AM | Reply

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