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(The New York Times)   After managing the near-impossible feat of striking out in his last three plate appearances, President Trump finally manages the political equivalent of hitting the T-ball off the tee, and declares "racism is evil" and Neo-nazis "un-American"   ( nytimes.com) divider line
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2017-08-14 01:45:48 PM  
Bold statements.
 
2017-08-14 01:46:17 PM  
Good jearb hamstray
 
2017-08-14 01:47:06 PM  
His supporters aren't going to like that one bit.

/about freaking time, you cheeto-faced sack of protoplasm
 
2017-08-14 01:47:22 PM  
Maybe he thought that THAT was a given.

/ I'd probably do the "Ask a silly question, get a silly answer" thing.
 
2017-08-14 01:47:43 PM  
You have never seen a kid read more begrudgingly in front of the class the apology letter his mom made him write.
 
2017-08-14 01:47:55 PM  
These are the deplorables Hillary was talking about Donny Two Scoops.

She wasn't generalizing like you. You only assumed since you don't understand nuances.
 
2017-08-14 01:47:58 PM  
No, he hit the batting tee, the ball stayed in play and he is tooting his own horn about a grand slam home run.
 
2017-08-14 01:48:04 PM  

impaler: Bold statements.


More like tempting fate for him to fark up worse.
 
2017-08-14 01:48:13 PM  
He looked absolutely thrilled to deliver that speech.  Like a child being forced to say 'sorry' to their sibling for hitting them.
 
2017-08-14 01:48:43 PM  
It's more than I expected.
 
2017-08-14 01:48:45 PM  
Reminder: Obama beer summit something something.
 
2017-08-14 01:49:29 PM  
I'm already seeing "Too Little Too Late" showing up on my FB feed.
 
2017-08-14 01:49:29 PM  

impaler: Bold statements.


This was sarcasm by the way.
 
2017-08-14 01:49:36 PM  

rummonkey: No, he hit the batting tee, the ball stayed in play and he is tooting his own horn about a grand slam home run.


But enough about his relationship with Putin.
 
2017-08-14 01:49:40 PM  
I said yesterday he was speaking out against Neo-Nazis and KKK in his original speech and I was right.  Trump is not a racist.  He may have other flaws but he is no racist.
 
2017-08-14 01:49:42 PM  
Would he characterize them as deplorable?
 
2017-08-14 01:49:50 PM  

LibertyHiller: His supporters aren't going to like that one bit.

/about freaking time, you cheeto-faced sack of protoplasm


Nah. They are going to (correctly) assume
A) He was forced to say it.
B) He didn't actually mean it. (Given that it took him 48 hours.)
 
2017-08-14 01:49:51 PM  

LibertyHiller: His supporters aren't going to like that one bit.


Racist, white supremacists and neo-nazi are not Trump supporters. It is purely coincidental how Trump's agenda of scaling back voting rights, affirmative action, DOJ Civil rights division and his immigration policies overlap
 
2017-08-14 01:49:55 PM  

LibertyHiller: His supporters aren't going to like that one bit.

/about freaking time, you cheeto-faced sack of protoplasm


The Nazis will say it's all a smoke screen because in 20 minutes he's going to blow the dogwhistle so hard Old Yeller will hear it.
 
2017-08-14 01:50:22 PM  
At this point all Nazis are just gonna say "he did it coz his advisors / the MSM / Congress made him do it".  Too little, too late.
 
2017-08-14 01:50:29 PM  
"the political equivalent of hitting the T-ball off the tee"  You know I can honestly picture Trump tripping a kid from another team when the kid's rounding the bases.
 
2017-08-14 01:50:55 PM  
Congratulations on doing the bare minimum President Unavoidable Impeachment.
 
2017-08-14 01:51:00 PM  
So are the nazis going to care about this?  They are just gonna rationalize it by saying he had to say this stuff so that he can pretend to play both sides or something like that.
 
2017-08-14 01:51:01 PM  
Three days.

THREE FARKING DAYS!

That's how long it took him what it took a hockey team an afternoon to do.

Just die already.
 
2017-08-14 01:51:03 PM  
Just like with David Duke during the campaign, this is Trump taking DAYS to denounce something easy, but only doing so after he gets constant questions and outside pressure to do so.

Its disgusting, really, that anyone anywhere supports him, even just for this reason.  His overt racism really brings out his more subtle (only in comparison) racism of his policies and dog whistles in his speeches.

/then there's still the sexual assault
//and the fraud
///and lying about farking everything.  What' he at?  70% of all statements are false?
 
2017-08-14 01:51:09 PM  
What a hero!

-_-
 
2017-08-14 01:51:13 PM  
It's okay.  He was being sarcastic.
 
2017-08-14 01:51:31 PM  
He didn't utter "believe me" once. Not even once.

Fake news. Believe me.
 
2017-08-14 01:51:41 PM  
[golf_clap.gif]

That's all you had to do, Donald. Say 'Nazis bad'. That wasn't so difficult, was it?
 
2017-08-14 01:52:29 PM  

Chuck87: I said yesterday he was speaking out against Neo-Nazis and KKK in his original speech and I was right.  Trump is not a racist.  He may have other flaws but he is no racist.


No, you were not right. Trump may not be a racist, but he intentionally fans the flames of racists for his own benefit. That may not make him a racist, but it sure doesn't make him any better than a racist.
 
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2017-08-14 01:52:46 PM  
They finally got Russia out of the news cycle.  Seems kinda short-sighted.
 
2017-08-14 01:53:39 PM  
I wonder if he'll wait 24 hours to say the right thing after disaster has happened in North Korea.
 
2017-08-14 01:53:49 PM  
He'll tweet something stupid by the end of the day that will contradict the statement he just made. I'm also curious what was discussed between him, Wray, and Sessions in that meeting. Wonder if he tried to get them to drop the civil rights investigation.
 
2017-08-14 01:54:06 PM  
Let's see where thus goes.
 
2017-08-14 01:54:31 PM  
He needed a teleprompter to "denounce" Nazis and the KKK.
 
2017-08-14 01:54:32 PM  
"You're a day late and a dollar short."

-My father
 
2017-08-14 01:54:33 PM  

Chuck87: I said yesterday he was speaking out against Neo-Nazis and KKK in his original speech and I was right.  Trump is not a racist.  He may have other flaws but he is no racist.


It's the deadpan delivery that really makes this type of comedy work.
 
2017-08-14 01:54:48 PM  

Rueened: [golf_clap.gif]

That's all you had to do, Donald. Say 'Nazis bad'. That wasn't so difficult, was it?


And criminals should be remorseful of their crimes. and usually are...after they get caught.

He's only saying it because he has to say it.
 
2017-08-14 01:54:53 PM  

meat0918: LibertyHiller: His supporters aren't going to like that one bit.

/about freaking time, you cheeto-faced sack of protoplasm

The Nazis will say it's all a smoke screen because in 20 minutes he's going to blow the dogwhistle so hard Old Yeller will hear it.


I feel bad for laughing at that (out loud). Thanks :)
 
2017-08-14 01:55:00 PM  
I love how his supporters are all up in arms that he isn't being universally praised for his teleprompter speech.

You don't get a do-over on saying "Nazis are bad" you miserable farks. If you fail the first time, you failed period.
 
2017-08-14 01:55:02 PM  
I did not see that coming.
 
2017-08-14 01:55:03 PM  
"Today is the day trump finally became president."
 
2017-08-14 01:55:04 PM  
Was this a real condemnation or more like the "just joking" that he did when he thanked Putin for reducing the payroll?
 
2017-08-14 01:55:09 PM  
He's not wrong, but look at the way the protestors were acting. They were practically begging for it, and they're lucky they got off so light. A few bad apples at an otherwise peaceful protest have been skewed wildly out of proportion by the leftist social warrior media. What about all the marchers who just want to return America to traditional values? If Obama had called for more unity, this wouldn't have happened. If Clinton hadn't labeled half of Real Americans deplorable, this wouldn't happen. People need to remember the rule of law and respect authority like back in the old days, when people knew their places.

/and somewhere someone is saying that in a non-satirical manner
//so I feel vaguely dirty
 
2017-08-14 01:55:15 PM  
I am not going to watch the media pretend he was "Presidential" today. He's two days late and two dollars short of sincere.

His behavior with the CEO of Merck is just another coin in his fountain of sewage.

Save us Obi-Won Mueller, you're our only hope. The GOP will not step up. It was easy to tweet their thoughts and prayers. But how many stood at rally's last night to denounce the actions in Charlottesville? How many will take action against 45?
 
2017-08-14 01:55:22 PM  
Well, he is joining a long tradition of presidents being kinda mealy-mouthed when it comes to condemning racism and hate speech. There's a good article about it on FiveThirtyEight today. However, that article does say that he's been particularly weak in his statements, and I do personally believe that he's an evil motherfarker who's exploiting these hate groups in the interest of his own political expediency, so, y'know...fark him regardless.
 
2017-08-14 01:55:22 PM  

ecl: They finally got Russia out of the news cycle.  Seems kinda short-sighted.


It'll come back.

Mueller and the FBI are both still digging.
 
2017-08-14 01:55:23 PM  

skyotter: It's more than I expected.


Sadly this. Someone convinced him he was catching a lot of shiat for this and needed to do something, anything to get him to take the glove off.
 
2017-08-14 01:55:23 PM  
Too farking little.  Too farking late.
 
2017-08-14 01:55:25 PM  

Chuck87: I said yesterday he was speaking out against Neo-Nazis and KKK in his original speech and I was right.  Trump is not a racist.  He may have other flaws but he is no racist.


Yes, and we all said yesterday that you're a racist Nazi apologist. So here we are again.
 
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