Monday, September 24, 2018

Another tough interview for Trump

Yes, that was facetious. Geraldo Rivera interviewed Trump recently for Fox News.
During the interview, Mr. Trump declined to say whether he might fire Rod J. Rosenstein.


“I don’t want to comment on it until I get all the facts,” Mr. Trump said when asked if he would fire Mr. Rosenstein. “I haven’t gotten all the facts, but certainly it’s being looked at in terms of what took place. If anything took place and I’ll make a determination sometime later, but I don’t have the facts.”

Any bets on whether he's already made his determination and is just waiting until after mid-terms to do it?
Mr. Trump asserted that he was not worried about his former personal attorney, Michael D. Cohen, who is talking with Mr. Mueller’s prosecutors after pleading guilty to breaking campaign finance laws and other crimes.

“No, I’m not, because I’m an honest guy,” Mr. Trump said.
Trump, an honest guy. An honest guy who's measured in his responses, waiting until he gets all the facts before commenting on anything. Yeah, that rings true.
“And that stuff is unrelated to me. And that was Michael did that stuff. And Michael I mean you know, you know I have many, many lawyers. I have very big law firms I have that do my work.”
"That stuff" is all about him.
Trump called Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh a “fantastic, fantastic man” as he cast doubt on sexual misconduct allegations that have jeopardized the judge’s nomination to the Supreme Court.


“We’ll get almost no Democrat,” he told Geraldo Rivera for the debut show of “Geraldo in Cleveland” on WTAM radio. “We may get a couple in states where I won by many, many points — you understand that — but we’ll essentially get no Democrat.”
You'll be lucky to get all the Republicans.
Mr. Trump suggested Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations against Judge Kavanaugh were suspect because she never reported them to the authorities. “This went 36 years without a complaint.”
He's sticking with that ridiculous point, I guess.
The president, nonetheless, said he favored allowing Dr. Blasey to make her case before the Senate. “I want her to have her voice,” he said. “Let her have her voice, let her say whatever she has to say. Let him say what he has to say and that in the end these senators will make a choice.”


“Hopefully, we’ll have a second judge very shortly who is a fantastic, fantastic man, a fantastic talent and intellect,” Mr. Trump said.
In that same interview...
"[Rosenstein] was hired by Jeff Sessions."


"I was not involved in that process because, you know, they go out and get their own deputies and the people that work in the department," Trump added.


Several of Trump's allies appeared on Sunday talk shows to react to the report, and none of them urged the president to fire Rosenstein based on the New York Times story alone.

  The Hill
...but hey, do what you will anyway.


Trump on Puerto Rico:

Trump again blames Puerto Ricans for the post-hurricane problems, absolving himself: “Number one, it starts with you have the mayor of San Juan who’s incompetent...You have, as you know: locally, they did a very, very poor job."
Trump, baselessly, on Puerto Rico: “The storms hit and they said, ‘Oh let’s blame Trump for the electric, let’s have Trump - let’s have Trump fix the electric plant, which takes a long time to rebuild it, which is a big deal. Let’s blame Trump for everything.
Geraldo asks Trump about Puerto Rico statehood. Trump says he's a firm "no" because Puerto Rico has bad politicians: "With the mayor of San Juan as bad as she is...Puerto Rico shouldn't be talking about statehood until they get some people that really know what they're doing."
Trump lies again that Puerto Ricans didn't have power before Maria: "They had no electric...and people didn't have electric on the island."
Trump is still ranting and lying about Puerto Rico and "that woman" in charge in San Juan, whose name he says he doesn't know: "The electric was dead for years, and if you look at it, they blame Trump for the electric." "I got things to Puerto Rico that nobody could've gotten."

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