Donald Trump reportedly freaked out on Air Force One after learning that wife’s TV was tuned to CNN.

By | 2018-07-26T06:17:20+00:00 July 25th, 2018|Categories: Front Page, News|Tags: , , , , , , , |26 Comments

Such a level-headed leader.

Courtesy of NYT:

On the first couple’s recent trip overseas, Melania Trump’s television aboard Air Force One was tuned to CNN. President Trump was not pleased.

He raged at his staff for violating a rule that the White House entourage should begin each trip tuned to Fox — his preferred network over what he considers the “fake news” CNN — and caused “a bit of a stir” aboard Air Force One, according to an email obtained by The New York Times. The email, an internal exchange between officials in the White House Military Office and the White House Communications Agency last Thursday, also called for the ordering of two additional televisions to support Beam, a TiVo-like streaming device, to make sure the president and first lady could both watch TV in their separate hotel rooms when they travel.

At the end of the email chain, officials confirmed that tuning the TVs to Fox would be standard operating procedure going forward.

When this story broke Melania’s spokesperson had this to say:

“Did you know that every 15 minutes a baby is born with NAS? Maybe you’d like to talk about the 160,000 kids who skip school every day for fear of being bullied, or that 280,000 students are physically attacked in schools every month,” Grisham said. “Seems kind of silly to worry about what channel she watches on TV (any channel she wants btw) or if she heard some recording on the news.”

Well, there was a clumsy yet clear attempt to change the subject. 

However, you will notice that at no point did she argue against the accuracy of the reporting. 

I think it’s pretty clear that Trump is losing his shit, and is desperate to keep everybody on his team inside the fake news bubble that Fox News provides and away from any of those pesky facts.

Hell, he even said as much just recently. 

“What you’re seeing and reading (Outside Fox News of course) is not what is happening.”

That is what a cult leader tells you, NOT the president of the United States. 

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  1. Anon July 25, 2018 at 1:50 pm

    He knows he has a base (a minority of folks) who watch Fox but does he really think the rest of us are that gullible and idiotic?

  2. Anonymous July 25, 2018 at 1:55 pm

    Trump And Putin Won’t Hold U.S. Summit Until Next Year, White House Says

    Their meeting will take place “after the Russia witch hunt is over,” national security adviser John Bolton said.

    The Kremlin had dragged its feet on accepting Trump’s invitation to attend a summit in Washington this year.

    LOL, aw, Putin doesn’t want to meet with his puppet, does he? He flatly turned Trump down and this is their spin.

    • Anonymous July 25, 2018 at 2:42 pm

      “I think he’s panicking,” the Trump biographer said. “This is a fellow who goes faster and is more erratic the more afraid he is. And this, to me, seems like he’s more afraid than he ever as been — and more confused.”

      “Do you think all the things that Cohen knows and could say are at the center of his panic?” asked host Brooke Baldwin.

      “I think it’s everything,” D’Antonio replied. “I think he is afraid of Michael Cohen, I think he’s very afraid of Robert Mueller.”

      Watch the video below.

    • Beaglemom July 25, 2018 at 3:19 pm

      I read a couple of days ago that Putin did not want to come to Washington this fall. I think Putin is afraid of the protests and there would be huge protests if he were to come to Washington before the midterm elections. But, true to form, the White House has put its own unique, shall we say, spin on the facts.

      • Anonymous July 25, 2018 at 7:02 pm

        Let’s not call it a unique spin on the facts,let’s call it what it is another LIE.

  3. Anonymous July 25, 2018 at 1:58 pm

    Court: Emoluments Clause Applies To Trump And His Hotel Profits
    A landmark case arguing that Trump has violated the Constitution by accepting foreign government money is going forward.

    President Donald Trump is subject to the Constitution’s emoluments clause, and any profit, gain or advantage that his hotel in Washington, D.C., obtains from a foreign or domestic government would implicate the clause, according to a ruling by a federal court on Wednesday.

    This decision, by Judge Peter Messitte for the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland,

    Judge Messitte was nominated as a United States District Judge by President Clinton on August 6, 1993. His appointment was confirmed by the
    United States Senate on October 18, 1993, and on October 20, 1993, he received his commission.

    allows a lawsuit brought by the attorneys general of Maryland and Washington, D.C., to proceed against Trump, whose effort to dismiss the challenge was denied. The lawsuit claims that he is in violation of the Constitution’s emoluments clause, which bars federal officeholders from receiving financial or material benefits from foreign governments or domestic government bodies.

    “It’s a historic decision,” Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh told HuffPost. “The judge says that the emoluments are broad anti-corruption clauses and can be enforced in the courts.”

  4. Anonymous July 25, 2018 at 2:02 pm

    Veterans Of Foreign Wars Defends Press After Rally, But Quiet On Trump
    “Today, we are disappointed to hear some of our members boo the press during President Trump’s remarks,” the VFW said in a statement.

    The Veterans of Foreign Wars defended the press on Tuesday after a rally in which veterans booed reporters. But the VFW stopped short of condemning President Donald Trump, the man who incited the attacks.

    During Tuesday’s campaign-style rally in Kansas City, Missouri, Trump spoke at length about his hatred of the media, calling CNN “the worst” and saying an NBC story ― which he did not identify ― was “done by the lobbyists.”

    “Stick with us, don’t believe the crap you see from these people, the fake news,” Trump said as veterans in attendance began to boo.

    The VFW responded to the incident in a statement that admonished its members who booed but stopped short of condemning Trump’s dangerous rhetoric.

    …Brandon Friedman, the digital media director for the Department of Veterans Affairs from 2009 to 2012, told HuffPost the VFW should have known better when it invited Trump.

    “The way I think they should have handled this was to take responsibility for inviting a person who has authoritarian tendencies and is somewhat of an aspiring dictator,” Friedman said. “They can’t act so naively as to say, ‘Oh, we had no idea.’ Everyone has seen Trump rallies, everybody knows how he behaves and how he turns the crowd on the press.”

    Instead of chastising its own members, he said, the VFW should have condemned Trump.

    “Trump was the ringleader and [the VFW] just sort of brushed that aside and blamed their members, and I don’t think that was an appropriate response,” Friedman said.

    Career journalists ― some of whom are also veterans ― chimed in on Twitter:

    ‘Not all veterans of foreign wars hate the “fake news.” One vet just came up to me after Trump’s speech to shake my hand, thank me for my reporting and whispered, “I have one question: How do you put up with this bullsh– every day?”‘

    …“Turning people on the media ― that’s what fascists do,” Friedman said. “There’s no way around that. And we should not be normalizing that behavior. I think by inviting him, that normalizes him. It’s pretty disappointing. I don’t think it’s a good look for the VFW.”

  5. Anonymous July 25, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    Michael Cohen’s Trump Tape Release May Mean He’s Ready To Make A Deal, Experts Say
    “I don’t see any way that this is going to play out differently,” one lawyer told HuffPost.

    …For months, Cohen has been under a federal criminal investigation for possible bank and wire fraud, as well as campaign finance violations. The tape released by his legal team was one of several that the FBI seized from Cohen’s home and office in April.

    The tape’s release ― with more possible coming ― could help Cohen “improve his public standing and begin to look candid, which might help him if he goes to trial” or “attract the interest of a prosecutor… who wants to help him with a plea bargain in exchange for what he knows,” Duke law professor Donald Beskind said.

    Jens David Ohlin, vice dean and law professor at Cornell, told HuffPost the tape makes it clear that Cohen knows a lot of Trump’s secrets and could prove valuable to federal prosecutors.

    “From [Cohen attorney] Lanny Davis’ perspective, he wants Cohen’s situation wrapped up completely as quickly as possible,” Ohlin said. The best way to do that is “to work out a deal with prosecutors to convince prosecutors that Cohen is not very culpable in the grand scheme in things… and he’s got a lot of testimony.”

  6. Anonymous July 25, 2018 at 2:10 pm

    When is an apology not an apology? When it’s a Donald J. Trump apology.

    Photos Show Chinese Factory Workers Making ‘Trump 2020’ Flags

    Nothing shows the president’s support for American workers like making Trump 2020 swag in China.

    Photos released by Reuters on Wednesday show a Chinese factory making flags for President Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign.

    Since March, Jiahao Flag Factory, located in Fuyang, Anhui province, has made approximately 90,000 of the flags for use at Trump campaign events, according to Reuters.

  7. Anonymous July 25, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    Sen. Udall Grills Pompeo: Shouldn’t Trump Release Tax Returns to Satisfy Concerns About His Russia Ties?

    …He added: “The president could clear this up in three simple ways. Releasing the tax returns and those of the Trump organizations and the taxes from the various family businesses, some of which we don’t know about. After Helsinki, do you think that the American people deserve to know what is in President Trump’s tax returns and business interests that are intertwined with Russia?”

    Corker Confronts Pompeo on Trump’s ‘Damaging’ Statements: ‘You Are Not Responding to What I’m Saying’

    Sen. Menendez and Pompeo Clash Over Private Trump-Putin Meeting: ‘I Understand the Game You’re Playing!’

    …“When the president meets alone with President Putin, it allows the Kremlin state media and the Russian ministry of defense to provide more information, at least from their perspective, not only to the American people, but sometimes it seems to members of the president’s own cabinet,” Menendez stated, prior to the start of his interrogation. “Has the president told you what he and President Putin discussed in their two-hour closed door meeting in Helsinki?”

    Corker Dresses Down Trump in Pompeo Hearing: He ‘Appeared Submissive and Deferential’ to Putin

    As the Senate hearing with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo got underway today, Senator Bob Corker rather bluntly told him, “You come before a group of senators today who are filled with serious doubts about this white House and its conduct of American foreign policy.”

    He wasted little time before bringing up President Donald Trump‘s performance at the Helsinki press conference:

    “Last week President Trump held a summit with Vladimir Putin––someone who has violated the most fundamental international norms through his efforts to annex Crimea, has interfered with elections, including our own, has supported the brutal Assad regime in Syria, has used chemical weapons to poison a Russian agent and his daughter in the United Kingdom, has occupied portions of Georgia, continues to violate the INF treaty, has reportedly hacked U.S. utilities. The last goes on and on and you know the list. In the face of these hostilities in the summit’s aftermath, we saw an American president who appeared submissive and deferential.”

    Corker also expressed how stunned he is that Trump said nice things about the brutal dictator Kim Jong Un, as well as his critical comments about NATO allies.

    And Corker even told Pompeo he’s troubled by the lack of a “coherent strategy” driving some administration foreign policy, saying, “It appears that in a ‘ready, fire, aim’ fashion, the White House is waking up every morning and making it up as they go.”

  8. Anon July 25, 2018 at 2:20 pm

    When I heard Trump say that to the veterans chills ran down my spine.

    • Anonymous July 25, 2018 at 4:34 pm

      If they believed it, that’s on them.

  9. Anonymous July 25, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    CNN reporter banned from Trump speech — because he didn’t like her questions

    …The questions she asked can be heard on the video.

    “Did Michael Cohen betray you?” she shouted out along with other reporters.

    “Are you worried about what Michael Cohen was going to say to prosecutors?” was another question.

    “Are you worried about what is on the other tapes?” Collins also asked.

    She then turned to ask about Russia, questioning “why Vladimir Putin [is] not accepting your invitation?”

    Formal complaints are now being filed by CNN against the White House for barring the network.

  10. Anonymous July 25, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    Soledad O’Brien smacks down Meghan McCain for ‘socialism’ rant: ‘You were having a full-fledged freak out’

    ‘Hi @MeghanMcCain ! I have a (busy!) life—four kids, run a small business, anchor some tv shows, been an award winning journalist for a minute (not to brag ❤️). Watch you’re video. You were having a full-fledged freak out. It undermined your argument. You should work on that.’

    And is really was out of control. The View is pretty much unwatchable with this c*nt at the table. She is so fucking typical playing the victim, using her non-existent ‘grandkids’ as a shield (like Sarah Palin always does, uses the kids), and generally lost her shit, especially when she got called out on her ignorance.

    ‘I had a lot of fun watching Meghan McCain completely melt down at the thought of Democratic Socialists coming for her inherited wealth’

    • DS July 25, 2018 at 3:54 pm

      ‘I had a lot of fun watching Meghan McCain completely melt down at the thought of Democratic Socialists coming for her inherited wealth’

      • Anonymous July 25, 2018 at 7:42 pm

        Meghan provided that gawd awful dress and towels for Priss Briss.
        Who cares what she thinks. Her dad was not a hero. he sang like a bird.

    • Meghan July 26, 2018 at 10:38 am

      They signed her for next season.

  11. Anonymous July 25, 2018 at 2:51 pm

    Trump is gaslighting Americans again — here’s what it is and how to fight it

    …Gaslighting is a tactic commonly used by sociopaths and narcissists, so perhaps such behavior should be expected from Trump, who has been described as having narcissistic personality disorder and symptoms of sociopathy from a number of clinicians and research psychologists.

    …This tactic of getting someone to question their direct experience is a type of psychological manipulation scientists call “gaslighting”. A person who is gaslighting an individual or group that they have chosen to target does so by getting them to doubt their own memory, perception, and reality. Through persistent lying, misdirection, and contradiction, the gaslighter attempts to delegitimize the victim’s beliefs by confusing and destabilizing them.

    …Gaslighting on a national level is terrifying, but the best thing we can all do right now is stay calm, collected, and confident in our reality and direct experiences. When someone is making statements like, “What you are seeing and what you are reading is not what’s happening,” red flags should immediately go up, because those are the words of an intentional gaslighter.

  12. ANON July 25, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    fb Excerpts>
    “It’s a trade WAR. And we’re losing. Because we’ve got nothing to trade that our adversaries can’t get elsewhere for less or make for themselves.
    We did that.
    Trump is a product of the very modern business mindset that created this situation, that values profit above all and ONLY profit.
    So long as he gets rich, so long as the rich get richer, the rest of the country can burn.
    It’s not like they’ve made a secret of this.”
    “He literally expected that others bear the cost, to the tune of billions, for his mistakes — and if you’ve been paying attention, this should be no surprise. This IS the mindset of American business. Pollute the rivers, somebody else will clean it up. Poison the population, somebody else will clean it up. Destroy the economy via bad investments, junk bonds, mortgage scams, ponzi schemes? Somebody else will clean it up. And that somebody else is ALWAYS you and me. And that’s EXACTLY what Trump expects here.”
    “he blamed everybody else.
    Because that too is the modern American businessman, never, ever, ever, take responsibility for your own mistakes. Somebody else will clean it up.
    So, NOW, he’s taking $12 BILLION of YOUR money to bribe his victims. He’s going to pay off American farmers with YOUR money for his mistake just like he paid off those porn stars.
    Trump is running America EXACTLY as he said he would.
    Yes he is.
    That’s the ONE thing he told the truth about.
    He’s running America exactly as he runs his business. He never has to pay for his mistakes.
    HE profits. YOU get screwed.
    He makes the mess, you get to clean it up.”
    Jim Wright

    • Anonymous July 25, 2018 at 6:06 pm

      Hello, and the stoopid fell for it.

  13. Anonymous July 25, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    I seriously doubt melanomia watches CNN,above her IQ level.she probably watches QVC. We know she doesn’t watch Sesame Street because her English would be better.

  14. melania is a skank (pictures of her boobs and pu$$y are all over the internet). that right melania, you "be best". (?????????????) July 25, 2018 at 9:31 pm

    Bias of the bible.

  15. Anonymous July 25, 2018 at 10:10 pm

    Trump banned a CNN reporter from a rose garden press conference because he didn’t like her questions. Even Fox is defending her.

  16. anon July 25, 2018 at 11:12 pm

    The rump, the poot and the pecker are in BIG trouble. The rather large rump with abnormally small hands and stubby fingers, the small little kgb pooter, and the shorty pecker have con spy ered to rig elections and it back fired like the clown car with bad gas. Trumpy bear with abnormally small hands and stubby fingers waving around like the useful idiot pooty calls him is not a distraction. But his shrunken head is. The rig is messing with the fig.
    Poot could be worried about stepping on USA soil because he may have a warrant for his arrest!! after all he did attack America. Bin little laden bubble bubble was taken out for attacking the USA. America and Mr. Mueller is planning a Luau and the guest list is growing.

  17. anon July 25, 2018 at 11:16 pm

    He does not want his wife to see real tv and face the reality she is hanging with a scumbag liar? She knows it already. Putins girlfriend melanie and son barron are ok.

  18. Beaglemom July 26, 2018 at 3:12 am

    So the third wife’s spokesperson thinks that we should all get back to worrying about kids being bullied when she, the third wife, is married to the worst bully of all time. if the third wife wants to do something about bullying, she should first start with her husband and then she should take the issue public. When Michelle Obama took on a cause, she did something with it. Of course, the Republicans mocked her for it but she was extremely effective despite all that. The third wife cowers in her White House boudoir and sulks. Can anyone think a woman who would wear the graffiti-covered jacket that she wore to the US/Mexico border really cares about bullying? She told the world that day that she “really” doesn’t “care about it.” Or anything. Where was “spokesperson Grisham” when she put that jacket on and left the White House to go to Texas? Let’s face it. The third wife only cares about herself so. If Grisham cares about the subject then he/she should quit working for the third wife and start working, school district by school district, to end the problem.

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