So now Trump is accusing Lester Holt of “fudging” the interview in which he admits he fired Comey because of the “Russia thing?”

By | 2018-08-31T16:02:33+00:00 August 31st, 2018|Categories: Front Page, News|Tags: , , , , , |18 Comments

Courtesy of CNBC News:

President Donald Trump spent his Thursday morning lashing out at the media, calling out reporters and news outlets by name and suggesting, apparently for the first time, that video of him explaining his decision to fire ex-FBI Director James Comey had been misleadingly presented.

“When Lester Holt got caught fudging my tape on Russia, they were hurt badly!” Trump said of the “NBC Nightly News” host. Trump did not provide any evidence for his claim that Holt had manipulated the tape, and it was not clear what the president meant by saying Holt was “caught” altering it.

In a May 2017 interview just two days after he fired Comey, Trump told Holt he was thinking about the Russia probe when he made the decision. “You know, this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made-up story, it’s an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should’ve won,” Trump said in the interview. 

Okay so over a year later Donald Trump is suddenly claiming that his interview was “fudged” and he did not say what he said?

Because here is the extended version of this interview, and he totally said what he said. 

Now see this is the Trump strategy, to deny reality over and over again until people can no longer tell the difference between was is real and what is fake. 

And it is working, which is how we get polls like this:

That’s right folks, C-Span, which is straight 100% news outlet, is only trusted by 2% of those who participated in that poll.

Now you know why Trump thinks he can get away with blaming NBC for admitting that he fired James Comey over the Russia investigation. 

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18 Comments

  1. anon August 31, 2018 at 7:10 am - Reply

    “Sloppy @carlbernstein, a man who lives in the past and thinks like a degenerate fool, making up story after story, is being laughed at all over the country!” Trump tweeted.”

    ““Make no mistake, Mr. President, CNN does not lie. We report the news. And we report when people in power tell lies. CNN stands by our reporting and our reporters. There may be many fools in this story but @carlbernstein is not one of them,”

    ““I have spent my life as a journalist bringing the truth to light, through administrations of both parties. No taunt will diminish my commitment to that mission, which is the essential role of a free press,” he wrote on Twitter.

    “@CNN stands by its story, and I stand by my reporting,””

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/trump-takes-aim-reporter-helped-bring-nixons-presidency/

    • Anonymous August 31, 2018 at 7:45 am - Reply

      In other words, Mr. President, FUCK YOU!

  2. anon August 31, 2018 at 7:36 am - Reply

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/doj-official-told-lawmakers-russia-believed-trump-barrel-closed-door-briefing-report/

    “In particular, Ohr said Steele told him that Russian intelligence agencies believed they had Trump “over a barrel” when he was running for president.”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/cnn-host-corners-gop-senator-trump-urging-doj-lock-foes-supposed-happen-america/

    ““Are you okay with this president directing the DOJ, in their investigations, telling the DOJ to go after his political adversaries?” she asked. “Is this supposed to happen in America?”

    Johnson responded by insisting that there was a “two-tiered” justice system in the United States that benefited people like Hillary Clinton who were “well connected,” while people like President Donald Trump and his longtime associates were somehow treated unfairly.”

    • anon August 31, 2018 at 8:18 am - Reply

      https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/bruce-ohr-russian-intelligence_us_5b895cb9e4b0cf7b00352756

      “The previously unreported details of the July 30, 2016, breakfast with Christopher Steele, which Ohr described to lawmakers this week in a private interview, reveal an exchange of potentially explosive information about Trump between two men the president has relentlessly sought to discredit.”

      “That revelation prompted the FBI to open the counterintelligence investigation on July 31, 2016, one day after the breakfast but based on entirely different information.

      Ohr told lawmakers he could not vouch for the accuracy of Steele’s information but has said he considered him a reliable FBI informant who delivered credible and actionable intelligence, including his investigation into corruption at FIFA, soccer’s global governing body.”

  3. Anonymous August 31, 2018 at 7:42 am - Reply

    Trump is under strict instructions from Putin to lie every day at least fifty times. Putin is enjoying how crazy he’s making out country. He knew he could depend on the mental illness in most people to take it all the way.

  4. anon August 31, 2018 at 7:43 am - Reply

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/msnbcs-mika-mocks-ivanka-living-parallel-reality-shes-running-president-instagram/

    “Brzezinski said. “I think Ivanka is running for president or something. You see on Instagram she’s hopscotching the country, as if nothing is wrong, doing little selfies and pictures of herself in Iowa and Indiana, and anywhere else, connecting with people — sort of.”

    “It’s an incredible parallel reality going on with his inner circle,””

  5. 'O Canada! August 31, 2018 at 7:47 am - Reply

    https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2018/08/31/bombshell-leak-to-toronto-star-upends-nafta-talks-in-secret-so-insulting-remarks-trump-says-he-isnt-compromising-at-all-with-canada.html

    ‘Trump wanted to be “off the record,” Trump told Bloomberg News reporters on Thursday, according to a source, that he is not making any compromises at all in the talks with Canada — but that he cannot say this publicly because “it’s going to be so insulting they’re not going to be able to make a deal.” ““Here’s the problem. If I say no — the answer’s no. If I say no, then you’re going to put that, and it’s going to be so insulting they’re not going to be able to make a deal … I can’t KILL these people,” he said of the Canadian government.”

    • anon August 31, 2018 at 9:02 am - Reply

      “U.S. workers will suffer massively.” he warned. “Why? Because 60% of all parts that go into Canadian assembled vehicles come from the United States. The number one export market for vehicles from the United States is Canada. Why Donald Trump would shoot himself in the foot and more importantly American workers doesn’t make any sense.”
      ““Clearly Donald Trump may be the only person that thinks this makes sense,” he added before reminding CNBC of the U.S.’s recent trade dispute about Canadian lumber. “All that’s done is drive up the cost of new homes in the United States thousands and thousands of dollars. Canadian workers haven’t been negatively impacted, the only people negatively impacted are American consumers. Why the Trump administration would penalize his own citizens, once again, doesn’t make any economic sense.”

      https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/us-workers-will-suffer-massively-canadian-union-leader-taunts-trump-blistering-cnbc-interview/

    • anon August 31, 2018 at 9:18 am - Reply

      drumpf ‘art of the NO deal’ Is- If I’M going to Lose, I just change the rules, my game.

    • Anon August 31, 2018 at 10:49 am - Reply

      https://www.politicususa.com/2018/08/31/ford-kills-plan-to-sell-chinese-made-vehicle-in-the-united-states.html

      OT?”Asked when the decision was taken, Galhotra said, “we just made it. Literally.” “Plans to build and sell the Focus Active in Europe and China will move ahead, Galhotra said.”

    • anon August 31, 2018 at 10:58 am - Reply

      https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/made-off-record-comments-trump-confirms-insulted-canada-furious-rant-media/

      tinydjt tweet>Wow, I made OFF THE RECORD COMMENTS to Bloomberg concerning Canada, and this powerful understanding was BLATANTLY VIOLATED. Oh well, just more dishonest reporting. I am used to it. At least Canada knows where I stand!
      “other things, the president said he was “scaring the Canadians into submission by repeatedly threatening to impose tariffs,” “Despite the president’s assertions, however, it is still possible that the leaks of his remarks came from another official within the Trump White House and not from the Bloomberg reporters themselves.

      The Trump White House on Friday refused to confirm or deny the authenticity of the president’s remarks — although it seems the president himself has since confirmed them.” OK?!

  6. Bulwark August 31, 2018 at 7:52 am - Reply

    ““You looked at the president’s statement last night,” Berman began. “You have seen his tweets in the last few days, some of the language, the interview with Bloomberg, and you think this shows it is starting to get to him. How? Why?”

    “I just think the volume and the — to me — the irrationality of some of the things he is saying in his tweets, at least tell me that, you know, the walls are kind of crashing in on him,” Clapper replied. “When you think about the sequence of events in the last week or so, when you have the [Paul] Manafort guilty plea and Michael Cohen plea bargain, and the revelations about the past misdeeds the National Enquirer has been suppressing, I think that more and more, he is legally thinking that he feels like he is in jeopardy.”

    “I think what he is trying to do, using a military expression is prepping the battlefield and undermining the credibility of the investigation,””

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/walls-crashing-ex-dni-clapper-explains-trumps-latest-frantic-attacks-mueller/

  7. anon August 31, 2018 at 8:14 am - Reply

    .@algore to @realDonaldTrump ? “Resign!”

    The fmr VP is hosting @ClimateReality teaching 2,000+ activists to persuade climate change skeptics.

    “Take it from Mother Nature! Every night on the TV is like a nature hike through the Book of Revelation!”

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/al-gore-donald-trump-resign_us_5b8878afe4b0511db3d66072

  8. ANON August 31, 2018 at 8:28 am - Reply

    Watch Live But Scroll down and keep reading…Lots Here…

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/washington-bid-farewell-sen-john-mccain-042416209–politics.html

    “Trouble for Trump: Disapproval at a high, 63% back Mueller, half favor impeachment”
    “Top Dem Swalwell: Exiting White House counsel McGahn coached aides on testimony”

    • HRC August 31, 2018 at 8:52 am - Reply

      https://secondnexus.com/news/trump-voters-change-votes-stormy-daniels/

      “The poll specifically asked: “If the week before the 2016 Presidential election you had heard a news story in which a porn star claimed she had an affair with Donald Trump just after Melania Trump had given birth to their son, would that have changed your vote for President?”

      The respondents said, “Yes, I would have voted differently,” according to the survey.” “The news that Cohen had implicated the president in a scheme to unlawfully silence two women, including Daniels, without whose very public efforts Cohen would likely never have been charged, sent shock waves around the world. Specifically, Cohen said he paid Daniels off “at the direction of the . . . candidate” and “for the principal purpose of influencing the election.” ““Later on I knew, later on,” Trump told Fox’s Ainsley Earhardt. “But you have to understand Ainsley, what he [Cohen] did, and they weren’t taken out of campaign finance. That’s a big thing, that’s a much bigger thing, “Did they come out of the campaign?” and they didn’t come out of the campaign, they came from me, and I tweeted about it. I don’t know if you know but I tweeted about the payments.” “Insisting once again that the payments did not “come from the campaign,” the president said that “the first question” he asked when he heard about the payments was, “Did they come out of the campaign?”

      “Because that could be a little dicey,” {aka woeful-lOOk it up}

      ” “and they didn’t come out of the campaign and that’s big,” continuing: “But they weren’t––it’s not even a campaign violation. If you look at President [Barack] Obama, he had a massive campaign violation, but he had a different attorney general and they viewed it a lot differently.””

      https://secondnexus.com/news/trump-voters-change-votes-stormy-daniels/2/

  9. Anonymous August 31, 2018 at 9:12 am - Reply

    OT/ “The videos, which feature only the president talking for around 30 seconds, have generally drawn ridicule from across the web — and Princeton historian Kevin Kruse has even compared the videos to advertisements run by used car salesmen.” It’s no accident that his tone of voice and body language are that of a man asking what he has to do to get you behind the wheel of this fabulous, pre-owned 1998 Nissan Maxima.”
    “the president enjoys making these videos because they give him a quick boost to his self-esteem.
    “The purpose of this on-camera exercise is simple: It makes him feel (and, he believes, look) good,” “One former official tells Nuzzi that Trump likes making the videos because the lighting around the Rose Garden gives him a softer touch and makes him look less overtly angry than he often appears when he sees himself on television.
    “He was transposing his anger with the way the media was portraying what he was doing against lighting and everything like that,”
    “, ‘The media is pissed off at me because I’ve been doing a bunch of crazy shit that falls way outside the norms of political discourse and political behavior in this country.’ He can’t really say that. That requires the ability to have some self reflection. So instead he blames things like the lighting.”” MEMEME

    https://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/08/the-story-behind-trumps-new-rose-garden-videos.html

  10. Anonymous August 31, 2018 at 6:53 pm - Reply

    Was watching Trump mouth off at one of rallies in his loud, obnoxious, raspy voice, and started to wonder about those people who always stand behind him? Who is he talking to if everyone is standing behind him? And why do they never show the crowd? I noticed that the white people who stand in back of Trump look fittingly malicious but the two brown people look uncomfortable. Why are people standing behind him. My question of the day. Are these rallies real or staged with no one in the crowd. Can there really be a genuine cult of Trumpettes? If so, WOW! How deluded are these people? But I am beginning to suspect that Trump has faked his own rallies, and the screaming crowds. Where do these people come from. I know in my town there are a few Trumpettes. But they are generally nice when they are taking their pills .

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