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Washington DC and The Holy Land>Tucker Carlson calls Trump 'full-blown BS artist' in segment defending him from media
Donger 11:52 AM 11-28-2019
https://thehill.com/homenews/media/4...him-from-media

Fox News host Tucker Carlson called President Trump a “compulsive self-promoter” and a “full-blown BS artist” while seeking to defend him against negative media coverage during his show on Wednesday night.

During the segment on “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” the Fox News host noted that fact-checkers at The Washington Post have documented more than 13,000 false or misleading statements Trump has made since taking office in 2017.

“One of the reasons progressives say they hate Donald Trump is because he lies a lot,” Carlson said at the start of the segment. “Trump, they’ll tell you, is a committed liar.”

“As The Post points out, the lying began at the inauguration. Perhaps you remember this claim, which, at the time, deeply offended official Washington,” Carlson said before going on to play a clip of Trump claiming that his inauguration drew the largest audience “ever.”

“We’re not going to lie to you,” Carlson said. “That was untrue. The crowd at the 2017 inauguration was not the largest ever measured on the National Mall. Sorry, it wasn’t.”

“Why did the president claim it was? Well, because that’s who he is,” the Fox News host continued. “Donald Trump is a salesman. He’s a talker. He’s a boaster, a booster, a compulsive self-promoter. At times, he’s a full-blown BS artist. If Trump hadn’t gotten rich in real estate, he could have made a fortune selling cars.”

Carlson went on to say that “most people know this” while segueing to a larger defense of the president, asking, “Is lying really the reason the left despises Donald Trump?”

"Or could the real problem be, as is so often the case, the exact opposite of what they claim it is?" Carlson said, asserting that the most controversy during Trump's tenure has not come when Trump has "told some whopper or exaggerated his own accomplishments" but when "he tells the truth."

"Truth is the real threat to their power,” Carlson said, before going on to claim that “there is an unspoken agreement among the people in charge of our country not to talk about what has happened to it.”

“They are personally implicated in its decline for one thing. Often, they’re profiting from it,” Carlson said. “The last thing they want is a national conversation about what went wrong, and so they maintain an increasingly strict policy of mandatory reality avoidance.”

To support his claims, Carlson discussed a series of moments throughout Trump’s presidency in which he has received criticism for his controversial rhetoric.

One instance Carlson pointed to was when Trump received backlash last year following a report that he said immigrants from Haiti and African countries came from “shithole countries.”

“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Trump said during a discussion on immigration in the Oval Office in January 2017, multiple people familiar with the briefing told The Post last year. At the time, the remark prompted a whirlwind of outrage.

In his defense of the president, Carlson said Trump was “speaking candidly” about immigration in the moment.

“During a conversation with advisors, Trump asked why so many immigrants come to the U.S. from impoverished countries. If immigration is supposed to make America better, he asked, shouldn’t we try to draw people from the most advanced societies?” Carlson said. “Well, it’s an obvious question, you could debate it, of course, but it’s a real question.”

After playing a montage of clips showing multiple CNN anchors criticizing Trump's remarks, Carlson remarked: “Oh the posturing."

“But let’s be real. Is there a single living person who disagrees with Trump’s assessment of Haiti?” Carlson asked. “Probably not, certainly Haitian immigrants agree with him. That’s why they moved here. Nobody on any of the CNN panels you just saw is locating to Haiti anytime soon for the same reason.”

He also defended Trump against criticism he received earlier this year for attacks he made on Maryland's 7th congressional district, which spans Baltimore, amid a back-and-forth with Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), who died last month. At the time, Trump called the majority-black district a “rodent infested mess.”

“Baltimore may be the most depressing big city on the eastern seaboard. Ever been there? Everyone in Washington’s been there. It’s only an hour away. If you want to take the Acela from Washington to New York, you have to pass through Baltimore,” Carlson said.

“And if it’s daylight out, there’s no denying the awful reality of the place. This summer, the president told the rest of the world what’s it like,” he said, before adding: “But the obvious follow-up is, why is Baltimore so bad? How did it get so poor and hopeless?”

Carlson went on to blame part of the answer on what he called “50 years of uninterrupted Democratic Party rule,” which he said “hasn’t helped Baltimore very much.”

“That place is still sad and desperate and screwed up, and absolutely not one person in Washington, D.C., cares at all that it is, except [to] the extent that they want to make certain that you never talk about Baltimore, because thinking or talking about Baltimore, or for that matter, thinking or talking about mass immigration … or any of that might point out their own egregious failures and selfishness’s, which are profound,” Carlson said.
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patteeu 04:14 PM 11-28-2019
Originally Posted by Donger:
A list of those who took me to task for saying that Trump lies all the time?

I suppose I could find the thread.

Or, just begin a post asking those two questions.
A list of the “Trumpers” you were accusing, yeah. Go.
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petegz28 04:18 PM 11-28-2019
Ivanka is a native American and attended public schools....

Go!

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Reerun_KC 04:23 PM 11-28-2019
Even on Thanksgiving, Donger is obsessed with his TDS.
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listopencil 05:34 PM 11-28-2019
Originally Posted by Detoxing:
Watching Donald Trump pitch steaks is quite eye opening. He uses the same verbiage....same demeanor that he's been using during this race.

He's a salesman. He's using the same exact strategy to sell his politics as he does to sell his stakes.

He's convincing you that he sells the best goddamn steaks in America.

He's a damn good salesman. It's what he's been all his life. And he's selling his way to the Republican nomination. And people are just eating it all up. But that doesn't make him honest. He's still a salesman.

That's a quote from 03/04/2016 by Detoxing. I know that I've said the same thing, and also called him a bullshit artist before the election. Delusional Trumpers just made excuses at the time by implying that there were stupid people that he had to convince to vote for him so it was OK. How is this surprising anyone? Why would anyone argue against it?
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Marcellus 06:10 PM 11-28-2019
Originally Posted by Donger:
I suppose that depends on how one defines a liar. I define it as one who tells lies, not one who has never lied. I stated that Trump lies all the time once, and Trumpers called me on it.

I wonder how many of them think Trump's "a full-blown BS artist"?
Was Bill Clinton a full blown BS artist? I believe he was. His nick name was "Slick Willy".
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Marcellus 06:13 PM 11-28-2019
Originally Posted by listopencil:
That's a quote from 03/04/2016 by Detoxing. I know that I've said the same thing, and also called him a bullshit artist before the election. Delusional Trumpers just made excuses at the time by implying that there were stupid people that he had to convince to vote for him so it was OK. How is this surprising anyone? Why would anyone argue against it?
Damn you just knocked Donger back to Europe, maybe the stone age.
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Marcellus 06:14 PM 11-28-2019
Originally Posted by patteeu:
A list of the “Trumpers” you were accusing, yeah. Go.
I would be one. It took me like 2 posts to expose his nonsense.

Its just another scenario where Donger uses his own qualifiers and definitions.
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sully1983 06:26 PM 11-28-2019
Totally taken out of context. Clickbait headline.
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BucEyedPea 06:27 PM 11-28-2019
Originally Posted by listopencil:
That's a quote from 03/04/2016 by Detoxing. I know that I've said the same thing, and also called him a bullshit artist before the election. Delusional Trumpers just made excuses at the time by implying that there were stupid people that he had to convince to vote for him so it was OK. How is this surprising anyone? Why would anyone argue against it?
Says the guy who voted for a candidate who chose a complete phony and fraud of a libertarian, pretending he was against these wars as Johnson's VP, when he's really been a hawk and is still hawkish on FP as a Rockefeller Republican. That is blue-blood oligarch Bill Weld. Talk about falling for a bullshit artist! You fell for one yourself.

Can't make it up. :-)

Bloomberg is no different — another hawk, was a hawk on Iraq and still is a hawk elsewhere.
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alpha_omega 07:00 PM 11-28-2019
That all sounds pretty reasonable to me.
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Ninerfan11 07:00 PM 11-28-2019
It's the end of Trump!!!
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listopencil 07:23 PM 11-28-2019
Originally Posted by BucEyedPea:





Ah, BEP is back with hilariously stupid takes. Trying to excuse her foolishness again. It would be easy to pull up her old posts and let her argue against herself but she either runs or hides when anyone does that, and everyone already knows it's true. Let's save a step. Go ahead and hide from yourself now BEP.



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BucEyedPea 07:35 PM 11-28-2019
:-)
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Sweet Daddy Hate 07:38 PM 11-28-2019
Originally Posted by Easy 6:
TL;DR
You really should. It's a fun read.
Originally Posted by Reerun_KC:
Even on Thanksgiving, Donger is obsessed with his TDS.
This is accurate.

Actually, it's one hell of a fun strategy; set 'em up with about 9 lies to get them feeling relaxed and smug, then knock the piss out of them with a hard truth that makes them shit brain matter for a month.

The book this man writes post-White House detailing how he used business, cutting edge counter-political, and offensive strategies to undermine and DEMOLISH his opponents is going to be one for the ages.

The funniest and most practical thing about Trump and his "outrage-inducing craziness" is twofold; first, it's a disarming strategy. Secondly, Trump is ultimately another President in a long line of Presidents who were considered to be "not very Presidential".
Can you imagine Ted Roosevelt given a 1 week briefing on America complete with video after his life, and then asked to address the nation on live TV?

Ho-whoah-lee shit.

Let's see how "Presidential" the modern press finds ol' Teddy. :-):-)
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Prison Bitch 07:51 PM 11-28-2019
Originally Posted by Donger:
A list of those who took me to task for saying that Trump lies all the time?

I suppose I could find the thread.

Or, just begin a post asking those two questions.
Name names. Or else, tap out with dignity.
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