Transcript of President’s press conference Dan Crawford | February 17, 2017 10:30 am CNBC carries the whole deal: Comments (13) | Digg Facebook Twitter |
Is there really any doubt that the main driver of this man’s full ungluing yesterday before all the world is that he knows it’s only a matter of (a probably very short) time that it will be revealed that he himself was aware during the campaign that his “team” was working with Russian intel and hackers?
All the intell agencies except the FBI, and some cyber experts even in the FBI, are working 24/7 to expose it. And how long will it be before Flynn begins singing, when faced with hard evidence?
What scares you, exactly?
What scares me is that he as absolutely no regard for the truth and is completely unmoored from reality. That he is intellectually incurious and narcissistic. That this combination of pathologies in a president could trigger economic and even thermonuclear calamity.
Just one example of what scares me:
When confronted repeatedly with the fact that he’d lied, Trump said this “Well, I don’t know, I was given that information. I was given—I actually, I’ve seen that information around.”
So it no longer matters whether what the President of the United States says is true. It only matters that he’s seen that information around. That’s how we ended up invading and occupying Iraq.
Probably got it from an AP report!
Nope. I watched him myself. Although the AP report of the policy proposal to use the Nat’l Guard to round up immigrants was true and factual. The Trump administration denials, which were also reported by the AP, were, at best, evasions.
But nice try. Do play again sometime.
Almost as scary as Trump’s erratic thought process is the fact that someone has to ask why he is scary.
Well, the Trumpenproletariat is as incurious and narcissistic as their Dear Leader. When they bleat “What scares you, exactly?” it tells you how indifferent they are to facts and evidence.
I think that “Joel” is some sort of ‘bot unleashed on the blog. He parrots the liberal meme of the hour or day relentlessly. And sprinkles in insults. Any IT pro worth his salt could easily create “Joel”
This press conference was not actually about Trump and his dealings with Russia, etc. It was, in a very subtle way, about the crisis of neoliberalism as an ideology.
What is really important is that subservient to neoliberals presscorps are now viewed by large swats of the US population as traitors of the nation. Trump just reflected this sentiment, sensing it like any good politician. This is a completely new phenomenon and that spells troubles for neoliberals in the forthcoming elections.
The attempt to stage a color revolution (called Purple revolution by some observers) against Trump by selective and coordinated leaking of damaging information, actually might backfire. Actually Flynn was probably a person who understood the mechanics involved in staging a color revolution and the role leaks and press play in discrediting selected targets pretty well. So in some way it is ironic that he fall as a victim of such a standard attack. Flynn downfall of course is a success for neoliberals, no question about it, but this might be Pyrrhic victory.
When during the press-conference Trump said “How many times do I have to answer this question … But Russia is a ruse.” that was all over for the particular presstitute who asked ” Not aware of any contact during the course of the election? ”
It is also unclear who will replace Flynn. It may be a person of very similar convictions, or even more hostile to excessive size, influence and the number of the Us intelligence agencies, and no less determined to cut them in size and reestablish the civilian control over those agencies.
Because leakers broke the law, it is important for Trump now that they pay personal price for this act. If Trump worth to be a President, he now needs to pay very close attention to the finding of the source(s) of leaks and possible made out of one of them a good example of what can happen with others, who might entertain similar thoughts.