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It’s Time for the President to Address the Nation, What Should He Say?

 

Personally I’d love a pimp-slapping to everyone obstructing him. Obviously he can do better but we are witnessing unprecedented behavior on the part of Democrats in congress, the media, and government in general. I doubt our President is going to take this coup lightly and I suspect it might get pretty ugly, including our President’s reactions to the non-stop assault on his family, regardless of what level of justification there may be. I expect him to fight and I hope he fights intelligently. But even if he throws wild haymakers, I want people hurt because of their actions. The opponents of democracy have made their beds, I hope there are nails waiting for them when they are forced to lie in them.

I do seriously want your ideas about what he should say. Health care, tax reform, budgets, foreign policy, terrorism, Russia, media, intelligence agency issues, Obama’s spy machine, leaks, trade deals, immigration, walls, and the lot of it. NT’s and skeptics I hope can come up with something better than resignation because that’s not happening.

So what would you like the President to say?

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  1. Profile photo of Kevin Schulte Member

    I am directing the Attorney General to open investigations on the Clinton Foundation and Mr.s Clinton’s quid pro quo while at the state dept.

    I am also directing the AG to investigate Loretta Lynch in possible obstruction of justice over the Clinton investigation.

    The FBI and the NSA is going to get an anal exam by the Justice dept over the leeks and misinformation colluding to overturn the election.

    I am also authorizing my lawyer to pay 2 million dollars of my own money to anyone who can bring evidence that leads to a conviction of any criminal activity by any high Gov official. Defined as a Senator, Rep or upper management in the bureaucracy. If the official is high enough and you are involved you will get a pardon. I have enough money for say 15 high officials.

    Tongue in cheek . I can dream can’t I ?

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    • July 16, 2017 at 6:04 pm
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    I suspect it might get pretty ugly, including our president’s reactions to the non stop assault on his family, regardless of what level of justification there may be.

    “Don Jr. is grounded for a month and not allowed to leave his room except to mow the White House lawn. I’ve also taken his computer and cellphone away until he can learn to behave.”

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    • July 16, 2017 at 6:23 pm
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  3. Profile photo of Rick Poach Member

    I personally think that he should read the latest Papa Possum satire in full, scowl at the camera, drop the mic, and then walk off the set.

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    • July 16, 2017 at 6:26 pm
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    “At no time did myself or anyone associated with my campaign meet with representatives of the Russian government with the intention of influencing the campaign for President of the United States. It is time that the American people recognized that narratives to the contrary are baseless and are advanced for the express purpose of undermining the will of the people as indicated by election results. In the event that facts are presented to the contrary and proven with direct evidence and without partisan interpretation or innuendo, I pledge to resign my Presidency. In the event such facts are not presented, and in consideration of this pledge, I challenge those using pretext to subvert a duly elected Presidency to concede as much so that this Administration can go about the business of governing without the shadow of baseless accusations.”

    No charge, Don.

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    • July 16, 2017 at 6:44 pm
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    Hoyacon (View Comment):
    “At no time did myself or anyone associated with my campaign meet with representatives of the Russian government with the intention of influencing the campaign for President of the United States. …”

    Yeah, that’s not going to fly…they just thought they were meeting with Russian government operatives who had information on Clinton that would influence the campaign. That was their sole purpose in taking the meeting with these folks. So, it’s one thing to say it didn’t amount to anything but the intent was certainly there…at least on Manafort’s, Kushner’s and especially Don Jr.’s part.

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    • July 16, 2017 at 6:56 pm
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    Brian Watt (View Comment):

    Hoyacon (View Comment):
    “At no time did myself or anyone associated with my campaign meet with representatives of the Russian government with the intention of influencing the campaign for President of the United States. …”

    Yeah, that’s not going to fly…they just thought they were meeting with Russian government operatives who had information on Clinton that would influence the campaign. That was their sole purpose in taking the meeting with these folks. So, it’s one thing to say it didn’t amount to anything but the intent was certainly there…at least on Manafort’s, Kushner’s and especially Don Jr.’s part.

    I thought I covered that later with the “direct evidence without partisan interpretation” part. YMMV.

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    • July 16, 2017 at 7:01 pm
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  7. Profile photo of Mike LaRoche Thatcher

    He should announce a comprehensive moratorium on all immigration to the United States.

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    • July 16, 2017 at 7:14 pm
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    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Brian Watt (View Comment):

    Hoyacon (View Comment):
    “At no time did myself or anyone associated with my campaign meet with representatives of the Russian government with the intention of influencing the campaign for President of the United States. …”

    Yeah, that’s not going to fly…they just thought they were meeting with Russian government operatives who had information on Clinton that would influence the campaign. That was their sole purpose in taking the meeting with these folks. So, it’s one thing to say it didn’t amount to anything but the intent was certainly there…at least on Manafort’s, Kushner’s and especially Don Jr.’s part.

    I thought I covered that later with the “direct evidence without partisan interpretation” part. YMMV.

    Not really because you give any reasonable interpretation of what transpired a partisan taint. You don’t have be a partisan at all to interpret that Don Jr.’s actions were foolish and damaging to the narrative that the Trump campaign never sought to work with the Russian government to undermine Hillary’s campaign. You should check your partisanship and your allegiance to Trump at the door and see the episode for exactly what it was…an attempt to work with Russian government operatives. It was a dumb thing to do.

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    • July 16, 2017 at 7:20 pm
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    Here are a few talking points:

    • I was duly elected in the manner that all presidents have been since 1789.
    • I ran with an agenda that the people understood, and they expect it to be implemented; by me and by Congress. Anyone who tries to distract the public from this agenda is not operating with the best interests of the American People in their hearts.
    • Speaking of Congress, I call on them to deliver to my desk, within 30 days, a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act in its entirety. The repeal may be stepwise but will take no longer than 2 years from today.
    • I call on Congress to deliver to my desk, within 60 days, a bill to address the intolerable condition of illegal immigration that has existed for years. The bill must provide for building a secure barrier on our southern border and must provide for removal of criminal immigrants whether legal or illegal. Other matters regarding illegal immigrants must be debated by Congress but I will not sign a bill that results in illegal immigrants gaining an advantage over citizens.
    • Neither I nor any member of my adminstration will answer any questions regarding Russia’s involvement in the last election. Those matters will be investigated in the normal manner. Any journalist who asks a question about Russia will never be called on by me again, and the question will not be answered.

    Just a few ideas. We need to stop talking about Russia and get back to implementing an agenda, before its too late.

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    • July 16, 2017 at 7:22 pm
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  10. Profile photo of Mike LaRoche Thatcher

    DocJay:NT’s and skeptics I hope can come up with something better….

    Doesn’t look like it.

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    • July 16, 2017 at 7:23 pm
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  11. Profile photo of Robert McReynolds Member

    These are the committee chairmen of every committee needed to start passing legislation needed to make America great again. If they do not act by the end of this year, primary them. If they win the primary, campaign against them. Thank you and God bless America.

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    • July 16, 2017 at 7:37 pm
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    Brian Watt (View Comment):

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Brian Watt (View Comment):

    Hoyacon (View Comment):
    “At no time did myself or anyone associated with my campaign meet with representatives of the Russian government with the intention of influencing the campaign for President of the United States. …”

    Yeah, that’s not going to fly…they just thought they were meeting with Russian government operatives who had information on Clinton that would influence the campaign. That was their sole purpose in taking the meeting with these folks. So, it’s one thing to say it didn’t amount to anything but the intent was certainly there…at least on Manafort’s, Kushner’s and especially Don Jr.’s part.

    I thought I covered that later with the “direct evidence without partisan interpretation” part. YMMV.

    Not really because you give any reasonable interpretation of what transpired a partisan taint. You don’t have be a partisan at all to interpret that Don Jr.’s actions were foolish and damaging to the narrative that the Trump campaign never sought to work with the Russian government to undermine Hillary’s campaign. You should check your partisanship and your allegiance to Trump at the door and see the episode for exactly what it was…an attempt to work with Russian government operatives. It was a dumb thing to do.

    That discussion has been held here in a number of threads and isn’t really relevant to the question posed in the O/P. Regarding what I would like to hear from Trump, it’s my belief that Trump needs to meet this head on and essentially put his Presidency on the line, which is what my post reflected.

    If you choose to draw inferences without proof of motivation as to what was intended, that’s your privilege. But I don’t see it as particularly relevant to this discussion. And please, in the future, don’t make assumptions about my “partisanship” based on an exercise in speechwriting.

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    • July 16, 2017 at 8:46 pm
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  13. Profile photo of James Lileks Contributor

    I want people hurt because of their actions

    Who, and how?

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    • July 16, 2017 at 9:08 pm
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    He should open with this quote from Churchill: “The era of procrastination, of half-measures, of soothing and baffling expedients, of delays is coming to its close. In its place we are entering a period of consequences.”

    He should then issue a challenge to the American people, saying his own words, that if the American people sit on the sidelines and let the swamp win, they will deserve exactly what they get.

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    • July 16, 2017 at 9:12 pm
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    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Brian Watt (View Comment):

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Brian Watt (View Comment):

    Hoyacon (View Comment):
    “At no time did myself or anyone associated with my campaign meet with representatives of the Russian government with the intention of influencing the campaign for President of the United States. …”

    Yeah, that’s not going to fly…they just thought they were meeting with Russian government operatives who had information on Clinton that would influence the campaign. That was their sole purpose in taking the meeting with these folks. So, it’s one thing to say it didn’t amount to anything but the intent was certainly there…at least on Manafort’s, Kushner’s and especially Don Jr.’s part.

    I thought I covered that later with the “direct evidence without partisan interpretation” part. YMMV.

    Not really because you give any reasonable interpretation of what transpired a partisan taint. You don’t have be a partisan at all to interpret that Don Jr.’s actions were foolish and damaging to the narrative that the Trump campaign never sought to work with the Russian government to undermine Hillary’s campaign. You should check your partisanship and your allegiance to Trump at the door and see the episode for exactly what it was…an attempt to work with Russian government operatives. It was a dumb thing to do.

    That discussion has been held here in a number of threads and isn’t really relevant to the question posed in the O/P. Regarding what I would like to hear from Trump, it’s my belief that Trump needs to meet this head on and essentially put his Presidency on the line, which is what my post reflected.

    If you choose to draw inferences without proof of motivation as to what was intended, that’s your privilege. But I don’t see it as particularly relevant to this discussion. And please, in the future, don’t make assumptions about my “partisanship” based on an exercise in speechwriting.

    I wasn’t making assumptions about your partisanship. I was taking issue with your notion that someone who concluded that Don Jr. acted foolishly and with intent to deal with Russian operatives is a conclusion that can only be drawn from someone with partisan leanings. What you have Trump declaring in your “speech” offering is this:

    In the event that facts are presented to the contrary and proven with direct evidence and without partisan interpretation or innuendo, I pledge to resign my Presidency.

    I can certainly understand Trump saying something like this but if he did he would be wrong to do so, because he would be positing that only someone who is invoking a partisanship interpretation or innuendo can conclude that what his son did was wrong in pursuing what he knew to be information from a Russian government source. To make that assumption is disingenuous and casts all those who legitimately criticize Don Jr.’s behavior in this matter as folks who have an axe to grind against Trump, Sr. I think that’s not just weak but doesn’t bear up under the information that Don Jr. himself provided.

    So, regarding lack of proof, you need look no further than Don Jr.’s own responses in the emails that he provided to the press. It’s clear that he believed the information to be coming from Russian government operatives and that he was genuinely excited about the prospect of getting it, believing that it would potentially irrevocably damage Clinton’s candidacy. If you choose to believe that he and the others in the room were interested in taking the meeting for some other reason you would be wrong.

    Given that I believe you are drawing incorrect conclusions from the facts of the matter, I felt it was important to challenge you on it. It doesn’t really matter whether it was discussed ad nauseam somewhere else on Ricochet. If you’re going to push this line of reasoning here, I’m not going to remain quiet about it.

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    • July 16, 2017 at 9:29 pm
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    James Lileks (View Comment):

    I want people hurt because of their actions

    Who, and how?

    Oh you know and you know how they will….

    No need for justice, just revenge.

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    • July 16, 2017 at 10:11 pm
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    He should call on Congress to eliminate corporate welfare.

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    • July 16, 2017 at 10:24 pm
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    DocJay Post author

    Could Be Anyone (View Comment):

    James Lileks (View Comment):

    I want people hurt because of their actions

    Who, and how?

    Oh you know and you know how they will….

    No need for justice, just revenge.

    I don’t know who other than anyone in government directly undermining the administration. People writing overtly lying stories need to be tarred and feathered. Journalists presenting partial truths with opinion should declare their intent honorably or be publicly embarrassed. Employees in government leaking information or working to undermine the president with illegal behavior should be punished. Those using legal means should be dismissed from their positions and have it noted why on their employment record. Members in congress should have a litany of negative ads run against them. It is the dems job to be political as we are but also participate in causes more important to America than their own positions regarding their causes. Label them the party of ‘NO’ and embarrass them publicly as do nothings even when common cause was met. So much of this GOP health care proposal has O Care overlap. Not a single dem is working with a single republican. The dems need their divisiveness magnified for the populous, many of whom don’t pay attention to the news.

    Well James, that’s off the top of my head. What would you do for those in the media, government, and congress who have crossed the line? I assume you feel some have crossed the line, regardless of self-justifications.

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    • July 17, 2017 at 12:22 am
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  19. Profile photo of I Walton Member

    He should deliver a philosophical speech about the US similar to that delivered in Poland about the Western Civilization. He can weave in briefly why a patient based health care is important, why government run care can’t work and is dangerous, why confiscatory taxes and taxes as punishment are dangerous and foster the basest human attitudes of envy, he should discuss the post election hysteria and the attempt to nullify the election and criminalize political differences as threats to the nation. He can say he is not calling for criminal investigation of… then list all of the illegal and anti American things people did under the Obama Administration which in fact were real crimes, including the collusion of Obama and Hillary with Russia rather than fake news and projections. He should not talk about himself or his victory, but about the American peoples’ warranted disgust with Washington and media corruption.

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    • July 17, 2017 at 3:56 am
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  20. Profile photo of Majestyk Thatcher

    “I resign, effective immediately.”

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    • July 17, 2017 at 4:25 am
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  21. Profile photo of Fred Cole Contributor

    I’d be okay if he gave us an old fashioned “Therefore, I shall resign the presidency at noon tomorrow.”

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    • July 17, 2017 at 4:26 am
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    Poindexter (View Comment):

    • I was duly elected in the manner that all presidents have been since 1789. Makes him sound whiny and needy, not very high energy. 
    • I ran with an agenda that the people understood, and they expect it to be implemented; by me and by Congress. Anyone who tries to distract the public from this agenda is not operating with the best interests of the American People in their hearts. Not even a plurality of Americans voted in favor of his agenda and everyone knows it. That is why no one cares about it. 
    • Speaking of Congress, I call on them to deliver to my desk, within 30 days, a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act in its entirety. The repeal may be stepwise but will take no longer than 2 years from today. “I call on Congress” is like saying I give instructions to my cat. What ever you tell them to do they will still do what ever they want. So don’t give them instructions unless you already know what they will do. That way you don’t look like an idiot.
    • I call on Congress to deliver to my desk, within 60 days, a bill to address the intolerable condition of illegal immigration that has existed for years. The bill must provide for building a secure barrier on our southern border and must provide for removal of criminal immigrants whether legal or illegal. Other matters regarding illegal immigrants must be debated by Congress but I will not sign a bill that results in illegal immigrants gaining an advantage over citizens.
    • Neither I nor any member of my adminstration will answer any questions regarding Russia’s involvement in the last election. Those matters will be investigated in the normal manner. Any journalist who asks a question about Russia will never be called on by me again, and the question will not be answered. Does make him sound like a little child at all. He should certainly say this. 
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    • July 17, 2017 at 6:08 am
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    Trump’s problem is that he already says too much, and most of it is pointless and stupid. The idea that the president going out and giving a speech to right the course of the ship of state is the kind of stuff that only happens in movies and television shows. Heck giving a speech about it was always Obama’s solution to things.

    Trump should shut up. He should only deliver well crafted statements written for him by someone else, and he should only do this no more than once a month. Then he should actually work to beat all the Republican factions into submission, but not do it in a public way, because if you do it out in public people will have a harder time giving up because their pride will be on the line, also if you do it publicly and you lose it makes you look bad. So victory or defeat has to be kept from the public eye, because public infighting makes everyone look bad. Public fights are to be reserved for the Democrats.

    Lastly, jettison all of your family they are clearly dragging you down more than helping you. Learn to say “No comment” and say that every time the Collusiongate is brought up. In fact have everyone say that.

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    • July 17, 2017 at 6:21 am
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    Fred Cole (View Comment):
    I’d be okay he gave us an old fashioned “Therefore, I shall resign the presidency at noon tomorrow.”

    Followed by “Psych!!”

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    • July 17, 2017 at 6:21 am
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    Valiuth (View Comment):

    Poindexter (View Comment):

    • I was duly elected in the manner that all presidents have been since 1789. Makes him sound whiny and needy, not very high energy.
    • I ran with an agenda that the people understood, and they expect it to be implemented; by me and by Congress. Anyone who tries to distract the public from this agenda is not operating with the best interests of the American People in their hearts. Not even a plurality of Americans voted in favor of his agenda and everyone knows it. That is why no one cares about it.
    • Speaking of Congress, I call on them to deliver to my desk, within 30 days, a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act in its entirety. The repeal may be stepwise but will take no longer than 2 years from today. “I call on Congress” is like saying I give instructions to my cat. What ever you tell them to do they will still do what ever they want. So don’t give them instructions unless you already know what they will do. That way you don’t look like an idiot.
    • I call on Congress to deliver to my desk, within 60 days, a bill to address the intolerable condition of illegal immigration that has existed for years. The bill must provide for building a secure barrier on our southern border and must provide for removal of criminal immigrants whether legal or illegal. Other matters regarding illegal immigrants must be debated by Congress but I will not sign a bill that results in illegal immigrants gaining an advantage over citizens.
    • Neither I nor any member of my adminstration will answer any questions regarding Russia’s involvement in the last election. Those matters will be investigated in the normal manner. Any journalist who asks a question about Russia will never be called on by me again, and the question will not be answered. Does make him sound like a little child at all. He should certainly say this.

    Clearly I have no future as a speechwriter; I’m happy to leave that to others. My point is that Trump needs to bypass the media and reconnect with the public. Get them behind him and push for the agenda that, yes, got him duly elected. Just because he didn’t win the popular vote doesn’t mean he should sit down and warm his chair for 4 years.

    There is a big upside for pushing for his agenda and nothing but downside in playing defense on Russia.

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    • July 17, 2017 at 6:36 am
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    ….and a big thank you to our media for proving time and again that I’m right.

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    • July 17, 2017 at 7:47 am
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    Brian Watt (View Comment):

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    In the event that facts are presented to the contrary and proven with direct evidence and without partisan interpretation or innuendo, I pledge to resign my Presidency.

    I can certainly understand Trump saying something like this but if he did he would be wrong to do so, because he would be positing that only someone who is invoking a partisanship interpretation or innuendo can conclude that what his son did was wrong in pursuing what he knew to be information from a Russian government source. To make that assumption is disingenuous and casts all those who legitimately criticize Don Jr.’s behavior in this matter as folks who have an axe to grind against Trump, Sr. I think that’s not just weak but doesn’t bear up under the information that Don Jr. himself provided.

    So, regarding lack of proof, you need look no further than Don Jr.’s own responses in the emails that he provided to the press. It’s clear that he believed the information to be coming from Russian government operatives and that he was genuinely excited about the prospect of getting it, believing that it would potentially irrevocably damage Clinton’s candidacy. If you choose to believe that he and the others in the room were interested in taking the meeting for some other reason you would be wrong.

    Given that I believe you are drawing incorrect conclusions from the facts of the matter, I felt it was important to challenge you on it. It doesn’t really matter whether it was discussed ad nauseam somewhere else on Ricochet. If you’re going to push this line of reasoning here, I’m not going to remain quiet about it.

    Oh the president should say it was stupid but not some master evil on his kid’s part and certainly not some impeachment garbage. He should also say that the hunt for Hillary’s 33,000 FBI defying emails, if successful, would have won him the election given the bribery and insider criminal behavior sure to be noted in them. They are the Clintons and they are crooks. No one honest and honorable denies it.

    The Russians messed around and some in his campaign behaved stupidly for either selfish reasons (Manafort) or to win an election ( Jr ), Trump can admit that on some level and discredit his detractors’ hyperbole.

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    • July 17, 2017 at 7:56 am
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    DocJay (View Comment):
    The Russians messed around and some in his campaign behaved stupidly for either selfish reasons (Manafort) or to win an election ( Jr ), Trump can admit that on some level and discredit his detractors’ hyperbole.

    I doubt he is capable of that level of self criticism and humility. If he were he wouldn’t have the problems he has.

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    • July 17, 2017 at 8:31 am
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    Poindexter (View Comment):
    My point is that Trump needs to bypass the media and reconnect with the public. Get them behind him and push for the agenda that, yes, got him duly elected. Just because he didn’t win the popular vote doesn’t mean he should sit down and warm his chair for 4 years

    The public has already give its muddled and incoherent instructions last November. Going back to them is just a way to avoid actually doing things. The public is not some great font of wisdom, for the most part it is both for and against everything half of the time. The leadership cycle is make promises, pass legislation to fulfill those promises, explain how you’ve kept your promises. You can’t just skip the middle step! That is the actual governing part. Otherwise you are just campaigning for 4 years. Which might get you elected, but it also means nothing is actually fixed and everything runs on bureaucratic inertia.

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    DocJay (View Comment):

    Brian Watt (View Comment):

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    In the event that facts are presented to the contrary and proven with direct evidence and without partisan interpretation or innuendo, I pledge to resign my Presidency.

    I can certainly understand Trump saying something like this but if he did he would be wrong to do so, because he would be positing that only someone who is invoking a partisanship interpretation or innuendo can conclude that what his son did was wrong in pursuing what he knew to be information from a Russian government source. To make that assumption is disingenuous and casts all those who legitimately criticize Don Jr.’s behavior in this matter as folks who have an axe to grind against Trump, Sr. I think that’s not just weak but doesn’t bear up under the information that Don Jr. himself provided.

    So, regarding lack of proof, you need look no further than Don Jr.’s own responses in the emails that he provided to the press. It’s clear that he believed the information to be coming from Russian government operatives and that he was genuinely excited about the prospect of getting it, believing that it would potentially irrevocably damage Clinton’s candidacy. If you choose to believe that he and the others in the room were interested in taking the meeting for some other reason you would be wrong.

    Given that I believe you are drawing incorrect conclusions from the facts of the matter, I felt it was important to challenge you on it. It doesn’t really matter whether it was discussed ad nauseam somewhere else on Ricochet. If you’re going to push this line of reasoning here, I’m not going to remain quiet about it.

    Oh the president should say it was stupid but not some master evil on his kid’s part and certainly not some impeachment garbage. He should also say that the hunt for Hillary’s 33,000 FBI defying emails, if successful, would have won him the election given the bribery and insider criminal behavior sure to be noted in them. They are the Clintons and they are crooks. No one honest and honorable denies it.

    The Russians messed around and some in his campaign behaved stupidly for either selfish reasons (Manafort) or to win an election ( Jr ), Trump can admit that on some level and discredit his detractors’ hyperbole.

    That sounds reasonable to me.

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