Best Cop, Bad Cop?

 

I personally love what President Trump is doing, in his daily exposure of the entirely corrupted professional media, which sold itself long ago to the secular left wing of the Democrats. Today’s briefing was one of the best, as he went all multi-media on them, making them look into the mirror as he showed the American public their hackery. At the same time, we got First Lady Melania Trump talking to children, urging them to listen to their parents and reading them a story. So, is this a bad cop, best cop act? What do you think of this team?

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  1. Bill Gates Will Inject You Now Inactive
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  2. MarciN Member
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    Melania is so gracious. We are lucky to have her as the first lady. 

    Thank you for posting those clips. 

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  3. Henry Racette Contributor
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    I avoid watching the President speak because… well, because he makes me a little bit crazy. I hadn’t heard a single one of his Wuhan virus press briefings until this evening, when I watched today’s because it was linked by National Review and sounded interesting.

    Once you get over the fact that he isn’t very presidential, and accept that he’s in a non-stop sparring match with the press, for which he and I share a similar contempt, it’s really very funny. I couldn’t stop laughing, and enjoyed it thoroughly.

    Sure, the bourbon was part of it. But it really was funny. I continue to be glad that I voted for him.

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  4. PHCheese Inactive
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    Henry Racette (View Comment):

    I avoid watching the President speak because… well, because he makes me a little bit crazy. I hadn’t heard a single one of his Wuhan virus press briefings until this evening, when I watched today’s because it was linked by National Review and sounded interesting.

    Once you get over the fact that he isn’t very presidential, and accept that he’s in a non-stop sparring match with the press, for which he and I share a similar contempt, it’s really very funny. I couldn’t stop laughing, and enjoyed it thoroughly.

    Sure, the bourbon was part of it. But it really was funny. I continue to be glad that I voted for him.

    I’ve watched everyone of the briefings with the same reaction as you. The day last week when one of the snooty reporters tried to ask about the oil market without knowing the price of a barrel of oil and Trump’s reaction was priceless. He simply said, “ next question”. Trump had asked him if he knew the price of oil and when he didn’t Trump said I’m not wasting my time with you.

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  5. Buckpasser Member
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    You should watch the one where he even gets Barr to unsuccessfully stifle a chuckle.

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  6. ToryWarWriter Thatcher
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    I got to admit I havent been watching any of these conferences.  But that had to be one of the most ballsy things I have ever witnessed.

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  7. Boss Mongo Member
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    Henry Racette (View Comment):
    avoid watching the President speak because… well, because he makes me a little bit crazy.

    I used to think the same.  Then I noticed that for his operational environment, he is a master communicator.  I’ve noticed that the press is driven crazy by the same things I was.  Then they lose their minds and run into the box canyon he lead them to.  Then he obliterates them from the high ground.

    I’ve learned that I’ve got to learn from POTUS.  I’m not a 4-dimensional chess proponent of POTUS, but he is a master communicator.

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  8. Jim Beck Inactive
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    Morning Clifford,

    I love the pressers.  Using Jon Karl as an example of the press corp, on 3/27/20, he asks Trump, can you guarantee that everyone who needs a ventilator will get one?  Trump’s perfect response, “Look, don’t be a cutie pie, OK.”  Karl wasn’t asking about ventilators, he was trying to create an opportunity to create  another Cindy Sheehan, who spouse died without a ventilator and then blame the lack of ventilator on Trump.  Also rmember that in a Cuomo presser he asked for 40,000 ventilators and suggested that any deaths that might come from the shortages of ventilators would be on Trump.  So in yesterday’s presser our hero and defender, Jon Karl asks who produced the video clips that Trump used, another burning question to provide vital information to the public.  We also learn that the NY request for 40,000 vents was thought by Fauci and Birx to be highly over estimated, events have shown Cuomo to be widely off and Trump to be right.  Paula Reid, really Jim Acosta, in drag wants to argue with Trump to set the stage to say that Trump has blood on his tiny hands.  

    The pressers demonstrate that the press are not capable of asking intelligent questions.  Nearly all their questions are adversarial, the press tries to create wedges between members of Trump’s team, or challenge, like a Monty Python bit, non critical bits of Trump’s leadership, think hydroxychloroquine.  It is a great blessing to see the true nature of our best reporters.  They lack curiousity, information that would be helpful to our citizens is either ignored, or undercut, their desire to harm Trump is so great that if they have to harm the country, so be it.  The PBS reporter who asked Trump about who in his admin used the term Kung Flu, Ms. Alcindor, later tries to Uncle Tom, Surgeon General, Adams.  When Adams encourages minorities to care for their grandparents using names of affection that were used in his family, she during the presentation is tweeting how these words may be offensive, and then using this tweeting premise to ask Adams about his “offensive” language.  This question even prompts Fauci to step up and say that their was nothing offensive in Adams presentation.  So we see Trump’s team supporting each other, during one presser Trump made Fauci laugh by suggesting the he move to NY and run against AOC.  The contrast between the press and Trump is so starkly clear that we can see that the presses hate of Trump has tainted all of their coverage, Russia, Ukraine, and on and on.  We can also see that they are as Arab, obsessed to the point of hysteria.

    During these pressers Trump demonstrates that he has a good command of facts, not only on the virus but on the larger situation as well including the daily price of oil.  He domonstrates the ability to assemble a team and delegate responsibility.  He demonstrates the ability to enlist and cajole/force private companies to contribute needed items, he demonstrates the understanding of the burdens of red tape and eliminated red tape during the crisis.  During the pressers when if it maybe seen that he is saying something in question, he confidently invites the docs to the mike to clarify anything he might have misstated. 

    I agree that for those folks who hate Trump, they will not even watch the pressers, but I think independents will be persuaded that Trump is not a fool, and that he is a better leader than the press has reported.  I think the pressers are one of the most informative events of this presidency.

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  9. Bill Nelson Inactive
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    …love what President Trump is doing, in his daily exposure of the entirely corrupted professional media…

    Not what he was elected to do.

     

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  10. Phil Turmel Coolidge
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    Bill Nelson (View Comment):

    …love what President Trump is doing, in his daily exposure of the entirely corrupted professional media…

    Not what he was elected to do.

     

    I beg to differ.  He was elected to lead our country.  The corrupt professional media is a barrier to doing so.  Ergo, exposing them is entirely part of what he was elected to do.

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  11. Stad Coolidge
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    Clifford A. Brown: At the same time, we got First Lady Melania Trump talking to children, urging them to listen to their parents and reading them a story.

    She is one class act.  Unlike Michelle Obama, you won’t see her holding up a sign with the hashtag #bringbackourjobs . . .

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  12. Jim Beck Inactive
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    Afternoon Bob,

    I think exposing the media is exactly the type of thing any president is elected to do, especially this one.  Trump essentially ran promising to defend America’s interests above foreign interests, and to defend the average’s Joe’s interests over those of the elites.  The media defends the interests of the elite, pro globalism, anti-religion, anti-marriage, anti-American core values via supporting BLM, and the 1619 project.  The main media narratives these past years assert that police kill minorities as an expression of the wide spread inherent racism of American whites, that one in five college women will be sexually assaulted during their college life because  of patriarchy and male aggression, and that capitalism is a cruel system of economic exploitation.  I assert that it is one of the most important aspects of presidential leadership defend Americans from the slanders of the media and to expose the media’s corruption.  Our media and schools are teaching that America is a nation built on exploitation and that white America has oppressed and is oppressing all other minorities and that this means that this country must be brought down and built anew.  Presidents call their citizens to honor their country, its history, its fellow citizens, to point out the corruption of those who are trying to belittle patriotism is essential, and to neglect to do so is either our of ignorance or dereliction

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  13. Stad Coolidge
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    Jim Beck (View Comment):
    Our media and schools are teaching that America is a nation built on exploitation and that white America has oppressed and is oppressing all other minorities and that this means that this country must be brought down and built anew.

    So, the war that ended in 1865 was fought for nothing?

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  14. Clifford A. Brown Contributor
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    PHCheese (View Comment):
    The day last week when one of the snooty reporters tried to ask about the oil market without knowing the price of a barrel of oil and Trump’s reaction was priceless. He simply said, “ next question”. Trump had asked him if he knew the price of oil and when he didn’t Trump said I’m not wasting my time with you.

    Yes, and contrast that with his positive engagement with the Bloomberg reporter on Saudi Arabia, Russia, and the petroleum industry. That fellow asks informed questions seeking real answers, and gets good responses.

     

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  15. Clifford A. Brown Contributor
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    Jim Beck (View Comment)

    The PBS reporter who asked Trump about who in his admin used the term Kung Flu, Ms. Alcindor, later tries to Uncle Tom, Surgeon General, Adams. When Adams encourages minorities to care for their grandparents using names of affection that were used in his family, she during the presentation is tweeting how these words may be offensive, and then using this tweeting premise to ask Adams about his “offensive” language. This question even prompts Fauci to step up and say that their was nothing offensive in Adams presentation. 

    Let’s be clear. By the left’ rules, we must inquire as to whether Ms. Alcindor was being racist and illegitimately using lighter skin privilege against him. Inside those rules, Dr. Fauci had no standing to make any pronunciation, but Adams could have leveled the talking snake media. He chose a higher road instead, and in the briefing on Monday, Dr. Fauci or VP Pence made a point of talking about their meeting with the Congressional Black Caucus precisely on the issue of the disparate health impact in the black community and the importance of leaders reinforcing the physical distancing message.

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  16. Clifford A. Brown Contributor
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    The left has suddenly rediscovered states’ rights, for the moment. Note VP Pence’s response, though. The media tried to get him to contradict the president, who not only insisted he had final authority now but also said a legal position paper would be forthcoming. VP Pence calmly pointed out that for the first time in history all 50 states had sought a declaration of national emergency in their territory. He referred to “plenary” powers in war and said this was the current situation. 

    That is, the governors, by saying they could not manage the crisis on their own and needed federal intervention, had invited presidential supremacy for the duration of the emergency they wanted him to declare. This is a leverage point to keep especially partisan Democrats from trying to keep the economy crippled to swing the election for their party. The president does not have to actual use it, and he signaled the governors are also interested in their states getting back to work. The states are facing massive loss of tax revenue and are looking for bailouts in the next round of printing dollars.

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  17. Jim Beck Inactive
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     Afternoon Clifford,

    I think you are mistaken, as I understand the rules of “critical social justice and intersectionality” Ms. Alcindor’s levels of oppression are greater than Surgeon General Adam’s, yes she is lighter in skin color, but she is a woman, and she is gravitationally challenged, so the number of oppression categories she checks is greater than Surgeon General Adams, thus she is/will always be in the right.  Hooray for repressive tolerance. :)

    I know most Americans are not as interested in politics than the folks here at Ricochet, but I think, in these pressers, most folks see a press that lacks a professional approach to their job.  What I think has become clearer than ever, is that the press creates fictions to push narratives.  Using Ms. Alcindor as an example, she says that someone in the admin used the phrase Kung Flu (cue the pearl clutching), Trump asked who said Kung Flu, and Ms. Alcindor acts like the reporter who did not know the price of oil.  The next day Kelly Ann repeats the call to identify the Kung Fluer, the story disappears,  Then a few days later Ms. Alcindor pulls the Uncle Tom stunt on Adams, to me these recurring stunts are new to many Americans and are unattractive.  The behavior and questions of the media make Trump look better in comparison.  Also Trump’s refusal to allow false narratives to have life, demonstrates Trump’s non stop defense of the average Joe.  Watching these pressers, folks have seen a president who puts life above all other interests, and will marshal public and private institutions and companies to save life.  This is a side of Trump that stands against his image a just a greedy real estate dealer.  Trump is repeatedly flanked by top public health docs who affirm that he is listening to their advice, this side of Trump stands against the anti-science dope.  I think that some folks will generalize from these pressers that the corruption in the media they are seeing clearly now has been there for years.  I am hoping that folks who are stuck at home and in passing watch a presser or two are learning about the media in way they that would never have happened without this virus.  I also hope that our conservative thinkers begin to reconsider how Trump’s willingness to fight back is not only attractive to many folks but in fact is crucial to keep this republic.

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  18. Rodin Member
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    Clifford A. Brown (View Comment):

    VP Pence calmly pointed out that for the first time in history all 50 states had sought a declaration of national emergency in their territory. He referred to “plenary” powers in war and said this was the current situation. 

    That is, the governors, by saying they could not manage the crisis on their own and needed federal intervention, had invited presidential supremacy for the duration of the emergency they wanted him to declare.

    Very good point. When I heard the quote from the President I thought he was engaging in some hyperbole (as is not unusual for him). But it wasn’t so much hyperbole as a lack of clarity. He declared an emergency and he can un-declare one. 

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  19. aardo vozz Member
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    Henry Racette (View Comment):

    I avoid watching the President speak because… well, because he makes me a little bit crazy. I hadn’t heard a single one of his Wuhan virus press briefings until this evening, when I watched today’s because it was linked by National Review and sounded interesting.

    Once you get over the fact that he isn’t very presidential, and accept that he’s in a non-stop sparring match with the press, for which he and I share a similar contempt, it’s really very funny. I couldn’t stop laughing, and enjoyed it thoroughly.

    Sure, the bourbon was part of it. But it really was funny. I continue to be glad that I voted for him.

    Just as long as you’re equally grateful for the bourbon.🙂

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  20. PHCheese Inactive
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    Rodin (View Comment):

    Clifford A. Brown (View Comment):

    VP Pence calmly pointed out that for the first time in history all 50 states had sought a declaration of national emergency in their territory. He referred to “plenary” powers in war and said this was the current situation.

    That is, the governors, by saying they could not manage the crisis on their own and needed federal intervention, had invited presidential supremacy for the duration of the emergency they wanted him to declare.

    Very good point. When I heard the quote from the President I thought he was engaging in some hyperbole (as is not unusual for him). But it wasn’t so much hyperbole as a lack of clarity. He declared an emergency and he can un-declare one.

    Actually by my way of thinking  each Governor asked for a State of Emergency and thus ceded control to the Federal Government and thus to Trump.

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  21. Bill Nelson Inactive
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    Phil Turmel (View Comment):

    Bill Nelson (View Comment):

    …love what President Trump is doing, in his daily exposure of the entirely corrupted professional media…

    Not what he was elected to do.

     

    I beg to differ. He was elected to lead our country. The corrupt professional media is a barrier to doing so. Ergo, exposing them is entirely part of what he was elected to do.

    He was elected to lead the country, not determine for us what is or is not fake news. At this time, he is doing a poor job of leading the country. And I will decide what is or is not fake news; Pres. Trump may not do this for me.

    An example: he is fond of pointing out the good states and those bad states. That is the opposite of leadership.

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  22. Bill Nelson Inactive
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    PHCheese (View Comment):

    Rodin (View Comment):

    Clifford A. Brown (View Comment):

    VP Pence calmly pointed out that for the first time in history all 50 states had sought a declaration of national emergency in their territory. He referred to “plenary” powers in war and said this was the current situation.

    That is, the governors, by saying they could not manage the crisis on their own and needed federal intervention, had invited presidential supremacy for the duration of the emergency they wanted him to declare.

    Very good point. When I heard the quote from the President I thought he was engaging in some hyperbole (as is not unusual for him). But it wasn’t so much hyperbole as a lack of clarity. He declared an emergency and he can un-declare one.

    Actually by my way of thinking each Governor asked for a State of Emergency and thus ceded control to the Federal Government and thus to Trump.

    Your thinking is wrong. By declaring a state of emergency, the federal government accepts a larger supporting role.

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  23. Stad Coolidge
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    Bill Nelson (View Comment):
    And I will decide what is or is not fake news; Pres. Trump may not do this for me.

    He’s doing it for others who aren’t as smart as you . . .

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  24. Stad Coolidge
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    Bill Nelson (View Comment):
    An example: he is fond of pointing out the good states and those bad states. That is the opposite of leadership.

    Wrong.  It isn’t good or bad leadership.  It’s showing people his opinion on what those states are doing.  You’re free to accept it or reject it.

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  25. philo Member
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    Bill Nelson (View Comment): …By declaring a state of emergency, the federal government accepts a larger supporting role.

    That part made me giggle.

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  26. ToryWarWriter Thatcher
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    Stad (View Comment):

    Bill Nelson (View Comment):
    An example: he is fond of pointing out the good states and those bad states. That is the opposite of leadership.

    Wrong. It isn’t good or bad leadership. It’s showing people his opinion on what those states are doing. You’re free to accept it or reject it.

    Bill how do you define a good leader?  Being uncritical of bad behavior?

    What is he doing other that is bad?  What is your standard.

    I dont understand how pointing out what are good states and bad states is the opposite of leadership?  

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  27. Ray Kujawa Coolidge
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    We have reached the balance point that reveals the beauty and utility of our nation’s constitution. I say this because per today’s presser, we see how effectively states and the federal government have worked together to this point to address in short time the critical shortages. But in the president acknowledging his powers to restart the country, he is acting as commander in chief of a nation in time of peril. Against the concern of a resurgence of the pandemic when the economy is restarted, you have learning of hospitals that weren’t needed and weren’t built, also of temporary hospital accommodations built in Seattle and being dismantled. This is not a waste. We know how much additional capacity can be constructed in short order. And we have that in our back pocket if a second surge would otherwise over stress our medical infrastructure. This is something we didn’t have at the start of the outbreak.

    Know that our enemies are watching, and they would be correct to beware how quickly the US can respond in times of national emergency and in times of war. 

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  28. TBA Coolidge
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    Boss Mongo (View Comment):

    Then I noticed that for his operational environment, he is a master communicator. I’ve noticed that the press is driven crazy by the same things I was. Then they lose their minds and run into the box canyon he lead them to. Then he obliterates them from the high ground.

    I’ve learned that I’ve got to learn from POTUS. I’m not a 4-dimensional chess proponent of POTUS, but he is a master communicator.

    You say the sweetest things. 

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  29. Bill Nelson Inactive
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    ToryWarWriter (View Comment):
    I dont understand how pointing out what are good states and bad states is the opposite of leadership?

    I’ll stick with this point. States are composed of fellow citizens who elect their state and local governments. If these states are “bad” then the citizens in the states must also be “bad”.

    What Trump is doing is no different than naming your favorite child. It is childish behavior because it implies that Trump will punish these “bad” states.

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  30. Bill Nelson Inactive
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    Ray Kujawa (View Comment):
    he is acting as commander in chief of a nation in time of peril.

    It is dictatorial. The president is the commander in chief of the military. Not the country. Only under a declaration of war does the president receive extraordinary powers.

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