Trump holds off-the-rails ‘Festivus’ airing of grievances press conference

Posted by | February 16, 2017 16:00 | Filed under: Top Stories

Moments after Donald Trump’s first press conference, this writer heard MSNBC’s Katy Tur liken it to a Seinfeldian “Festivus airing of grievances.” Jake Tapper pretty much said the same thing over on CNN.

NBC’s Peter Alexander confronted Donald Trump head-on over his credibility:

… given the president’s well-documented penchant for spreading lies and misinformation.

After boasting (inaccurately) that his electoral college win was the largest margin since Ronald Reagan’s, the president turned his attention to the damaging information coming out about his administration’s potential ties to the Russian government. Trump called all of the reporting about Russia “fake news” and blasted the media for reporting “lies.”

“You said today that you had the biggest electoral margin since Ronald Reagan,” Alexander began, reading off a list of several recent previous presidents who had larger margins than Trump.

“Why should Americans trust you,” Alexander asked.

The president insisted he was talking about Republican presidents before saying he was “given” that information.

“I don’t know,” Trump added.

“Why should Americans trust you when you accuse the information they receive as being fake when you’re providing information that’s fake?” Alexander pressed.

“I don’t know,” Trump repeated. “I was given that information.”

Twitter had a field day:

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13 responses to Trump holds off-the-rails ‘Festivus’ airing of grievances press conference

  1. Mike N. February 16th, 2017 at 16:08

    It really was startling; he keeps looking more and more unhinged.

  2. Mike February 16th, 2017 at 16:08

    Trump holds a presser to set the record straight and gets caught red-handed lying…what a KKKlown.

    • granpa.usthai February 17th, 2017 at 00:25

      yep. if trump’s mouth is making a sound, you know he’s LYING.

  3. mea_mark February 16th, 2017 at 16:13

    I wonder if SNL will actually have a show this weekend or if they will just rebroadcast that press conference. The real is more surreal than the surreal.

    • granpa.usthai February 17th, 2017 at 00:24

      then they would have to pay trump for his LIES.

      better to let SNL have an actual show, their cast needs a paycheck more than a traitorous LIAR.

  4. Foundryman February 16th, 2017 at 16:47

    This press conference reinforces the need to get rid of the entire administration as soon as possible. It was a disgusting and repulsive display of ignorance. Those of us who are opposed to Trump and the republicans have to kick it in high gear and get out in the the streets in numbers never before seen. This news conference should be our “Alamo”….Time to put every effort to fight back before he destroys us all.

    • Willys41 February 16th, 2017 at 16:49

      It should be Trump’s “Alamo.”

  5. labman57 February 16th, 2017 at 18:37

    Another whining, self-absorbed fact-devoid monologue from the Donald, another steaming pile of Trump.

    • granpa.usthai February 17th, 2017 at 00:22

      somebody said it best: when the mouth of trump makes a sound – you know it’s a LIE.

  6. Jungle_Bhoy February 16th, 2017 at 19:50

    Three times this bastard dodged the questions on anti-semitism. Three times!! Shitting yourself much?

  7. StoneyCurtisll February 16th, 2017 at 21:44

    Seth Meyers nails it…

  8. granpa.usthai February 17th, 2017 at 00:21

    a damn LIAR is what trump is.

    a 70 year old CRYBABY LIAR.

    and guilty as hell of traitorous acts with mad vlad.

  9. William February 17th, 2017 at 10:43

    Lying sack of sh*t. He lies as naturally as most would tie their shoes.

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