President Donald Trump speaks directly to the people, both by-passing and smacking a hate-filled press during a lengthy press conference. This is a volunteer president; working for free.
“I’m not ranting and raving; I’m having a good time. You, dishonest media will say I’m ranting and raving.”
“I’m changing it from Fake News to very Fake News.”
“If you were straight and told it like it is, I’d be your biggest fan.”
“There’s zero chaos in the administration.”
“Half of our job is given over to refuting lies by the press.”
“Chief of staff Reince Priebus, a real good guy, is kept busy putting out Fake-News fires. The administration would rather be working on the issues.”
“The whole Russian thing is a ruse. [Great word.] I have nothing to do with Russia.”
“The hatred at CNN is palpable.”
“You are making it impossible to get on with Russia with your fake Russia story. It’s a shame for the American people.”
Putin assumes he can’t make a deal with the US, so he’s up to mischief. Putin is not testing America, he has concluded he can’t make a deal with us, because of the Fake News onslaught.
“Doing the right thing for America is getting on with Russia, even though you want me to blow them out of the sky, water, etc. I won’t do it. I’ll do what’s right for America.”
On BBCNews: “There’s another beauty.”
Travel ban: “We had a bad Court which gave us a bad decision for the American people.
Love the way POTUS disciples the noisy voluble reporters who deliver a soliloquy, instead of asking a question. “Quiet, sit down.”
PBS News Hour’s reporter talks like reporter, asks a fair question, just as a reporter of old would have done, and is acknowledged as such by the president. He replies to her question:
“We will show a great heart. DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) is a difficult case for me. A very tough subject. I have kids. I have grand-kids. I love kids. The existing law is very rough.”
As to the new Executive Order (“travel ban”); it will be tailored to avoid new challenges such as the Ninth Circuit imposed.