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Trump Just Held His First Press Conference And Made a Complete Idiot Of Himself

It’s been a busy day of Trump news. We know you all want to be on top of things, so here’s the scoop:

First, Trump was asked what he thought about Russia sanctions over their hacking during the election.

“I think we ought to get on with our lives. I think that computers have complicated lives very greatly. The whole age of computer has made it where nobody knows exactly what’s going on,” Trup replied.

And it gets better. Then he was asked to comment on Sen. Lindsey Graham’s statement that sanctions were due against Russia and Vladimir Putin for the alleged cyber-attack on the U.S.

Trump answered: “I don’t know what he’s doing. I haven’t spoken to Sen. Graham. As you know, he ran against me.”

Then he tried to answer a question about Israeli settlements on the West Bank only to produce another bit of word salad that prompted Ashley Feinberg to point the obvious on Twitter:

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This is probably why Trump hasn’t spoken to the press in such a long time. This kind of callow blather might have been entertaining when it was coming from a buffoon candidate who had no chance of winning, but not when it’s coming from the president-elect.

Trump was also irritated by President Obama’s comments at Pearl Harbor yesterday, according to Politico. Obama said: “even when hatred burns hottest, even when the tug of tribalism is at its most primal, we must resist the urge to turn inward. We must resist the urge to demonize those who are different.”

Those are fair remarks, but somehow “these felt to Trump like direct criticism of the president-elect, according to people close to Trump.” Gee, I wonder why?

“Trump’s team hears “hatred,” “tribalism,” “demonize those who are different,” and they think, ‘that’s us!” tweeted Jonathan Chait.

Moments later, Trump told Bloomberg reporters that Sprint was bringing 5,000 jobs back to America. “I just spoke with the head person. He said because of me they’re doing 5,000 jobs in this country.” But this was a blatant lie that quickly got exposed by the press.

As it turns out, Sprint announced these jobs back in April. Here’s how the Kansas City Star covered the news back then: “Sprint Corp. is launching a nationwide service to hand-deliver new phones to customers in their homes. The Direct 2 You service, which first rolled out in a Kansas City pilot, will lead to the hiring of about 5,000 mostly full-time employees as it spreads nationwide.”

Since then, these jobs have been announced four times, and Donald Trump was responsible for none of them.


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