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Sun May 31, 2020, 09:25 AM

Fox News host joins other conservatives in urging Trump to give national address

Fox News host Griff Jenkins implored President Trump to address the nation as chaotic protests continued into Sunday morning following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

“I really believe it is time for President Trump to do an Oval Office address,” Jenkins said on “Fox and Friends Sunday.”

“Remember George H.W. Bush’s address after the [Los Angeles] riots was one, by many political analysts’ reckoning, one of the most effective of his presidency,” Jenkins said.

Bush addressed the nation on May 1, 1992, just days after Los Angeles Police officers were acquitted in the beating of Rodney King, a decision that sparked riots in that city. California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) has declared a state of emergency and deployed the National Guard to help enforce a Los Angeles curfew as violent demonstrations continued Saturday night.

Jenkins, like Trump, slammed the response of local officials in cities like Minneapolis who have failed to gain control of protests that continued to gain steam overnight Sunday in places like New York and California.

He called on Trump to be the “uniter in chief."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/05/31/george-floyd-protests-live-updates/#link-4UH4SS3K5BEO3HFWTUVU7FUFY4


Does he renember what happened when Trump was forced to give a speech about COVID-19?

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Reply Fox News host joins other conservatives in urging Trump to give national address (Original post)
brooklynite May 2020 OP
Phoenix61 May 2020 #1
Alacritous Crier May 2020 #17
Livluvgrow May 2020 #2
SharonClark May 2020 #22
Buckeye_Democrat May 2020 #3
LeftInTX May 2020 #14
sop May 2020 #4
NCDem47 May 2020 #8
oswaldactedalone May 2020 #5
essme May 2020 #6
vlyons May 2020 #7
CanonRay May 2020 #9
Wounded Bear May 2020 #10
Renew Deal May 2020 #11
packman May 2020 #12
GoCubsGo May 2020 #16
Liberal In Texas May 2020 #13
GoCubsGo May 2020 #15
Alacritous Crier May 2020 #18
dalton99a May 2020 #19
nolabear May 2020 #20
Midnight Writer May 2020 #21

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2020, 09:27 AM

1. I think it's a great idea.

I can’t imagine anything that would help Biden more.

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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #1)

Sun May 31, 2020, 10:59 AM

17. +1000

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2020, 09:28 AM

2. 4 words

That speech should only be 4 words long.

"I resign, Effective Immediately"

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Response to Livluvgrow (Reply #2)

Sun May 31, 2020, 04:33 PM

22. K&R

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2020, 09:28 AM

3. He'd probably recommend skin bleaching.

No telling with that idiot.

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Response to Buckeye_Democrat (Reply #3)

Sun May 31, 2020, 10:17 AM

14. That's funny! - N/T

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2020, 09:41 AM

4. It would probably be a repeat of the speech he gave after Charlottesville.

First Trump would robotically read off a bunch of presidential-sounding phrases on the teleprompter, seeming like a hostage forced to parrot his captors' propaganda. The next day he would resume tweeting about thugs, looting and shooting, and threatening that he alone can take control by sending in the military.

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Response to sop (Reply #4)

Sun May 31, 2020, 10:00 AM

8. THIS!

For someone sold to the American public as a "disruptor" and "unpredictable to keep his opponents off-base," Trump is ENTIRELY predictable. Boring. Lame. Awful.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2020, 09:44 AM

5. Fuck him

I don't want to hear a damn word that traitor has to say. He's irrelevant.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2020, 09:45 AM

6. He can't. He sounds angry and twisted all the time

That is his personality; he cannot turn it off. If anything, he'll divide the country further.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2020, 09:50 AM

7. Oh wouldn't that just calm us down?

*snark* I would not listen to anything that lying dimwit hate-monger has to say.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2020, 10:05 AM

9. Sure, give him another opportunity to massively fail on national TV

Let him shit-babble and lie for all to see.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2020, 10:12 AM

10. It's all about sincerity. Once you can fake that, you have it made...

A quote usually attributed to Groucho Marx, IIRC.

IAE, Trump can't do it. He can't fake being sincere, he can't fake being empathetic. He certainly can't express those emotions for real.

Go ahead, Trump, sit down at the resolute desk and blather a few high sounding phrases. It won't work. His followers will blow it off and say, "He's just saying that to sound good, he doesn't really mean it and that's why we love him." His opponents, of whom I am proud to be a member, will ignore it also, because we know that he will be lying when he does it.

Frankly, I don't care. I won't listen to the Orange Asshole anyway. Fuck him, and fuck his sycophants, too.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2020, 10:12 AM

11. Trump will come out there with the carnage in the streets act

He is incapable of sincerely doing what is proposed here.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2020, 10:14 AM

12. Pick one---

It's not my fault
Obama left the shelves bare
China sent agitators over
There are many fine police officers
Suggest spraying the rioters with disinfectant
Lock them up
The stock market is still healthy

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Response to packman (Reply #12)

Sun May 31, 2020, 10:25 AM

16. And, the incessant whining of poor, poor Donald the perpetual victim.

Worse than a spoiled toddler.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2020, 10:15 AM

13. He has to appear as a "strong man." He'll just call for more violence

from the cops.

It wouldn't calm anything down.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2020, 10:20 AM

15. Unless he's resigning his office, I don't want to hear even one fucking word from that asshole

Nothing that motherfucker can say beyond that is worth hearing.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2020, 11:06 AM

19. Yeah, do it

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2020, 11:12 AM

20. "The Aristocrats!"

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2020, 04:10 PM

21. The White House has announced a"lid" on Presidential appearances today. No events scheduled.

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