He is saying everything in this video that he should have said on January 6th. On that day, he chose to tell the raging, destructive, murderous mob that they were "very special" and that he "loved" them. Who got him to make THIS video now, almost a week later? And what is his endgame? It almost creeps me out because he is clearly denouncing violence, it's not even subtle, and this is so unlike him to be so clear and sane-sounding. So...was this video part of a secret bargain he made to get out of being tried for murder?
The New Trump Video: Creepily Sane
|by Anonymous||reply 61||Last Friday at 1:26 AM|
Of course, the dumb fuck above who RT'd the video focused on the blip at the end about "please lets not blackball people from social media" instead of acknowledging the whole before part, where the insurrection and the violence are strongly disavowed, or the part where Trump begs everyone not to do any more riots.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||01/13/2021|
I can't be bothered to watch
|by Anonymous||reply 2||01/13/2021|
Somebody handed him the script and said Read it or else. He's definitely worried about his legal exposure.
But if he still had Twitter he'd be denying he said any of it within a few hours.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||01/13/2021|
I concur with R2 - can't be bothered.
When does he leave for MAGAt Lardo?
|by Anonymous||reply 4||01/13/2021|
Yeah it reminds me of a hostage video. Sure wish we could piece together who got this video made and how they did it. What ammo did they use?
|by Anonymous||reply 5||01/13/2021|
The screws are tightening on this mother fucker. This was forced upon him.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||01/13/2021|
Okay, no one in the White House has the talent/ability to write a speech like this. This speech came from someone else on the outside. Mitch maybe? The FBI?
|by Anonymous||reply 7||01/13/2021|
HE IS TRYING TO GET HIS TWITTER BACK!!
That is the only reason he made the video. He is trying to build up pressure around Twitter by pretending to make peace.
When he gets it back, he will incite a war.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||01/13/2021|
You beat me to it r8.
First and foremost, Dump is and always will be an internet troll. I didn't watch the entire video either, but if he has softened at all, it's because he'll do anything to have Twitter back. Listen carefully to the end where he denounces social media censorship and "canceling" and it tells you everything you need to know.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||01/13/2021|
The insurgency has only one goal right now: get back on twitter. That is it..
Without twitter they are doomed.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||01/13/2021|
Too little, too late.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||01/13/2021|
Once he get's the twitter back, they will resume trying to overthrow the government.
Everybody on twitter needs to keep up the pressure. He can NOT GET BACK ON THERE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES WHATSOEVER.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||01/13/2021|
Now is the time to listen??? Someone please remind me of ONE TIME he has done that in the last 5 years? Once during the campaign or administration.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||01/13/2021|
He’s not getting back on Twitter
|by Anonymous||reply 14||01/13/2021|
See. I told you. He has learned his lesson this time.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||01/13/2021|
He will never be back on Twitter. Hundreds of employees will leave. It’s not happening.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||01/13/2021|
This is just another cynical ploy by the maniac fascist who cheered the Capitol being desecrated by his mob a mere week ago.
His end is upon him.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||01/13/2021|
Take away his Twitter and the man could almost pass as sane.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||01/13/2021|
He didn't ever cause nationwide damage until he got his Twitter account activated.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||01/13/2021|
Does the second impeachment make him ineligible for the pension benefit and no Secret Service when he leaves office? Or does he have to be convicted?
|by Anonymous||reply 20||01/13/2021|
He has to be convinced, r20.
Then I think they need a separate simple majority vote to make it so.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||01/13/2021|
Barely 6.5 days left until this maniac's powers over us disappear.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||01/13/2021|
Thank you R21. I want everything taken away. He is the least deserving of Secret Service protection and a pension.
Fuck I hate him.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||01/13/2021|
We The People should have a say about whether or not we are okay with our tax dollars going towards lifetime SS protection, flight allowance and a pension to a twice-impeached, disgraced betrayer of our nation.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||01/13/2021|
He's not getting Twitter back. He's making the Republicans bleed big corporate $$$ left and right. He was just a toxic personality before -- now he's financially toxic, and thus, absolutely worthless.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||01/13/2021|
[quote] He has to be convinced
Oh, he’s convinced alright, hence the video.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||01/13/2021|
I still hear "both sides" bullshit. "We have seen too many riots." Then, "Whether you are a republican or a democrat, there is no justification for violence." This is a dogwhistle to the asshats who believe that Antifa people were rioting at the Capitol to make the Trumpsters look bad.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||01/13/2021|
Washington Post: "A senior administration official said Kushner, the president’s daughter Ivanka Trump, Deputy Chief of Staff Dan Scavino and Pence persuaded Trump to film the video, telling him it could boost support among weak Republicans. They asked him not to mention impeachment, and he didn’t."
|by Anonymous||reply 28||01/13/2021|
R28 Boost support...support for what? He's finished! It's over.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||01/13/2021|
[quote] Ivanka Trump, Deputy Chief of Staff Dan Scavino and Pence persuaded Trump to film the video, telling him it could boost support among weak Republicans.
IOW, "they are going to gut us like a fish"
|by Anonymous||reply 30||01/13/2021|
Not the least bit interested. Agree that he wants twitter back in the worst way.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||01/13/2021|
Let's hope this all ends soon. This video was just buying him time.
I'm afraid thatmost recent WaPo article by Rucker and company is bullshit. I can't find it on DL anymore. I have a hunch that Rucker has been played like a fiddle since day one and I will be making a thread about that at some point. But I do not believe for one second that plump is sitting in his office, twittling his thumbs.
They are making moves behind the scenes and there are fewer and fewer people who will leak.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||01/13/2021|
I hope the narrative changes soon to those at the top and not the hooters clientele that were at the bottom of the food chain.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||01/13/2021|
The Ukraine is on line 1...
|by Anonymous||reply 34||01/13/2021|
There are two in depth articles about the making on this video in the NYT and Washington Post. He didn't want to do it but Jared, Ivanka, et. al. convinced him it was the right thing to do, and apparently two attorneys wrote it.
From the Washington Post:
[quote] A senior administration official said Kushner, the president’s daughter Ivanka Trump, Deputy Chief of Staff Dan Scavino and Pence persuaded Trump to film the video, telling him it could boost support among weak Republicans. They asked him not to mention impeachment, and he didn’t.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||01/13/2021|
I would take the WaPo one with a grain of salt. Could be true or not, but I feel like the white house uses that particular WaPo correspondent to control narratives.
Going to read the NYTimes version now although they have this same exact weakness of falling into directed narratives by their sources but doesn't seem to be as glaring as the WaPo WH team.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||01/13/2021|
So very soon -- I won't have to see his face or hear the sound of his obnoxious voice.
Day by day...
|by Anonymous||reply 37||01/13/2021|
Nothing this nitwit could possibly say at this point could begin to redeem the damage he’s done for the last 4 years.
Nothing short of “ I’ve been the worst President in American history. I was completely wrong to spread my poisonous bile right from the beginning. Anyone who has supported me has fallen for the lies of a narcissistic con man. I have achieved nothing of substance and have done irreparable damage to America’s reputation for years to come. My greatest legacy will be that I am the only President in American history to be Impeached twice. I leave behind death, disease and a broken nation. I will now quietly slink away from public life like I was never here to begin with.”
Yeah that would about do it.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||01/13/2021|
[quote] lifetime SS protection, flight allowance and a pension to a twice-impeached, disgraced betrayer of our nation.
Anyone who incites an insurrection should not have taxpayer money.
I am waiting for a criminal investigation but I have a feeling Don Jr, Rudy and others will be the scapegoat. They'll let Trump slide for now and let NYC take care of him.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||01/13/2021|
He always sounds the same. He has no emotions.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||01/13/2021|
I wouldn't believe a word of it. In his previous video he talked about a transition to a "new administration", but notice he did not say which administration. I feel like we're in an episode of House of Cards. He could literally try anything in the next seven days.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||01/13/2021|
[quote] It almost creeps me out because he is clearly denouncing violence, it's not even subtle, and this is so unlike him to be so clear and sane-sounding.
"He's learned his lesson!" "There's been a change in tone!" "We're seeing a new Trump!" "He's pivoting!"
|by Anonymous||reply 42||01/13/2021|
It sounds like they're utilizing a crisis management firm. I have a friend (now retired) who was hired by Exxon after the Valdiz oil spill. What r42 cites is exactly what the goal is.
Trump has lost the presidency in every possible way. Now he's trying to stop his business losses, which continue to mount.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||01/13/2021|
He’s addicted to Twitter like a crackhead is to crack... What we’re seeing here is withdrawal symptoms. He’d say or do anything to be president and now he’ll say or do anything to get his Twitter back.
Crackheads will clean up real nice for a fix!
|by Anonymous||reply 44||01/13/2021|
He always sounds the same. He has no emotions.
-I think he has ill fitting dentures and he’s struggling to keep them from falling out of his mouth.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||Last Thursday at 12:01 AM|
you're a troll, OP. It's so fucking clear from your post.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||Last Thursday at 12:01 AM|
[quote] "He's learned his lesson!" "There's been a change in tone!" "We're seeing a new Trump!" "He's pivoting!"
You know, just like a child touching a hot stove. (Some republican dinosaur defended trump with this statement)
|by Anonymous||reply 47||Last Thursday at 12:14 AM|
Twitter. I posted this in another thread we were in. He is just trying to get his twitter back. He is neutered without it.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||Last Thursday at 12:26 AM|
This man put out hits on the lives of Americans.
FUCK HIS SPEECH. BURY HIM, NOW.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||Last Thursday at 12:37 AM|
It's not that I can't be bothered to watch this video - it's that I can't stomach watching this video.
I just can't do it. I've seen small snippets of the video on the news and that's enough. It's very obvious that 8 men with semi-automatic machine guns pointed at his pin head were surrounding Dump just off camera.
The bottom line is that not one word that comes out of Dump's mouth is worth listening to because everything he says is a lie. Especially now. Completely disingenuous. If his mouth is open - he's lying.
He already said what he had to say before the riot and he said it and meant every damn single word of it - for once he wasn't lying when he told them to fight to take back their democracy.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||Last Thursday at 12:49 AM|
I think Trump has abandoned his fight for this presidency, but Is now fighting for his very survival, as he knows it. Losing Twitter is huge for him. He needs Twitter to proclaim his innocence, to shore up his deplorable support, and to seek vengeance. Once he leaves office, he’s almost powerless without it.
And as others have said, the moves made by corporate America, against the REPUBLICAN party, have got everyone’s attention.
Since Trump himself knows how the horrors of last Wednesday came about, he should hope he manages to leave office with only his second impeachment. For now.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||Last Thursday at 1:42 AM|
Trump is for Trump, always. Anyone else can burn. He loves and craves admiration, attention, but his number one priority right now is covering his ass. No matter who he has to destroy to achieve this . They all should have known this. We knew this.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||Last Thursday at 2:23 AM|
I read this thread just before I went to bed and then dreamed Twitter restored his account. And then, in the dream, I started a DL thread about my outrage.
I am either spending too much time on the DL or thinking about Trump too much (or, more likely, both).
|by Anonymous||reply 53||Last Thursday at 3:11 AM|
R43 is exactly right. Businesses are abandoning him. He’s a cretin and grifter whose love of money is at the heart of everything he does. It’s the BIG reason he made that speech.
I’m sure he’s trying to get his Twitter back as well, but it’s the business losses that he’s trying to stem.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||Last Thursday at 3:26 AM|
Thank you for your stunning insights, r48.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||Last Thursday at 3:33 AM|
So sad that we elected a president who is more upset about losing his Twitter than he is about 4000 Americans dying a day.
Trump must be convicted in the senate and BANNED from ever holding office again! We can’t risk even the slightest chance that he would run again!
|by Anonymous||reply 56||Last Thursday at 3:35 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 57||Last Thursday at 3:36 AM|
(R55) Bless your heart. 😘
|by Anonymous||reply 58||Last Thursday at 3:38 AM|
R46 Sorry that these past four years have made you "troll" happy where every one is a potential troll lurking to spread disinformation or incite division. I am not that person.
I've been following this shit every day since the 6th, just like you and everyone else on here. I think Trump is a sack of excrement who has not just brought our country to the brink of insanity, he has committed, basically, murder now.
My two questions were: WHO got him to make this video, which is SO behind out of character for him that it's deeply fishy, and; WHAT is he trying to slither out f or gain? Basically, it was clear that someone has him by the balls and I wanted to know the who, what, and why of it. Cuz this was all stuff he should have been saying of his own accord ON THE 6TH. While folks were getting murdered. And he said "you guys are very special" instead. So something DRASTIC happened to force him to sound (pretend to be) sane.
I think what people are saying about him trying to get his Twitter back are probably right. That and the threat of prison.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||Last Thursday at 5:52 AM|
Until he comes and says plainly that he LOST THE ELECTION and that BIDEN WON FAIR AND SQUARE then he is not to be trusted.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||Last Friday at 1:18 AM|
Well, THAT'S never gonna happen R60.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||Last Friday at 1:26 AM|