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Sun Dec 4, 2016, 12:37 PM

Trump's lying is Presidential?

Today CNN's State of the Union host Jake Tapper said to Trump spokesperson and former campaign manager Kellyanne Conway:
“Donald Trump tweeted that he would have won the popular vote except for the three million illegal voters.
That wasn’t true.
Is that Presidential?”

Conway responded:
“He’s the President-elect, so yes, that’s Presidential.”

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Reply Trump's lying is Presidential? (Original post)
left-of-center2012 Dec 2016 OP
eShirl Dec 2016 #1
immoderate Dec 2016 #2
skylucy Dec 2016 #3
immoderate Dec 2016 #4
skylucy Dec 2016 #8
QED Dec 2016 #5
SamKnause Dec 2016 #6
Solly Mack Dec 2016 #7

Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Dec 4, 2016, 12:57 PM

1. So if he eats a baby on live TV after he's sworn in,

eating babies will be considered presidential behavior.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Dec 4, 2016, 01:06 PM

2. It's called 'equivocating.' Conway is good at it.

 

--imm

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Response to immoderate (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 4, 2016, 01:15 PM

3. Yuck. I cannot stand Conway.

Wish we had more "puking" smilies to choose from. It's gonna be a long 4 years with only one little barfing face to use.

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Response to skylucy (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 4, 2016, 01:46 PM

4. What's to like?

 

Hope this helps...

--imm

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Response to immoderate (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 4, 2016, 04:06 PM

8. LOL! Thank you for making me laugh!!!!

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Response to immoderate (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 4, 2016, 01:47 PM

5. "Baghdad Kelly"

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Dec 4, 2016, 03:05 PM

6. Everything he says is presidential.

Everything he does is legal.

They have made it perfectly clear the rules and laws do not apply

to the Trump family, Trump businesses, or the Trump administration.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Dec 4, 2016, 03:21 PM

7. Yes, that is what she means. If a president does it, regardless of what it is, then

it is presidential by definition, since the word presidential can simply mean, relating to a president.

So if a president does it, it's presidential.

Now, you and I, and everyone else hears - acting in a manner befitting the office of president.

But that's not the meaning she is going with.

So, when Trump breaks law after law after law, and lies and steals, and whatever, Conway will continue to use the simple definition. Because a president does it, it's presidential. She's taking the Nixonian stance and expandng it out to include everything - not just breaking the law. Recall how Trump has already said as much - "‘the president can’t have a conflict of interest’".

People read that statement and think of course a president can have a conflict of interest - anyone can. But Trump means it the way Nixon did it. As president, he is above such considerations. Why? - because he's president and anything a president does is, by definition, presidential.

And around and around we go!

Oh, and yeah - she is full of shit but that won't stop anything.

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