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POLITICO: Full transcript of Trump’s Wall Street Journal interview from July 25th

So him accomplishing nothing on healthcare in six months is better than Obama succeeding at healthcare in a year and a half.

Yep, sounds like Trump.
 

Tovarisc

Member
So him accomplishing nothing on healthcare in six months is better than Obama succeeding at healthcare in a year and a half.

Yep, sounds like Trump.

He also towards the end says that why media expects him to get health care done in 6 months when it took Obama almost 2 years. He has put himself into that position, but same time he does have a point.

Only if he saw that point and understood it for his own sake.
 
MR. BAKER: But we can’t expect any more staff changes in the immediate – in the immediate future?

PRESIDENT TRUMP: No, I don’t think so.

MR. BAKER: No?

PRESIDENT TRUMP: But I’m very happy with Anthony. I think Anthony is going to do amazing.
Im ded
 

RoKKeR

Member
I couldn't stop laughing at the "there's no mix. No mix." part about the response to his Boy Scouts speech. English is tough, I get it!

And those quotes about the Mooch, just so good.
 

Afrodium

Banned
This is the second time I've seen him claim to have received a 5 minute standing ovation, the first time being his speech to the CIA on his second day in office.

That's such an absurdly long time for a standing ovation.
 
 

Gibbo

Member
The part where he questions if Jeff sessions endorsement was genuine is really telling about this man. What a warped (and sick!) mentality to have.
 

StarVigil

Member
I've feel like google translations from Japanese to Latin to English might look more structured than the garbage that comes out of his mouth.
 
He's a good boy.

Trump also used the same terminology for Flynn. Which leads me to believe that Trump knows Jared did dirt.
 
MR. BAKER: You going to veto the Russian sanctions legislation?

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Well, I haven’t seen them yet. I haven’t seen them in final form. I will say this, Congress, if they’re going to negotiate, they make the worst deals I’ve ever seen. They made NAFTA. They made – you know, they allowed the Iran deal to go through.

WSJ: You said you’re opposed –

PRESIDENT TRUMP: I make good deals. I don’t make bad deals. I make good deals. So, but, I haven’t made my – I have not seen them. I have to see.

By the way, a lot of things have taken place in that agreement that are a lot different from what it was two weeks ago – a lot of things

Best deals, believe me. Also, still with Hillary and bleaching her emails?
 

watershed

Banned
Like all Trump interviews, it's too confusing to read. My brain looks for meaning in subjects, verbs, syntax and Trump's brain avoids all of those things in any recognizable order. I literally can't read Trump interviews.
 
TRUMP: Give me those notes, Hope, come on, just give – I can’t read it. What do you think, I have 20/20 perfect –

HICKS: I was just saying, you self-funded.

TRUMP: Huh?

HICKS: You self-funded.

TRUMP: Oh, yeah, I self-funded much of my –

Notecards, in an interview. The man needs notecards and someone coaching answers to get through an interview.
 

Zach

Member
PRESIDENT TRUMP: Did they like it?

WSJ: It seemed mixed.

PRESIDENT TRUMP: They loved it. (Laughter.) It wasn’t – it was no mix. That was a standing –

WSJ: In the – you got a good – you got a good reaction in –

PRESIDENT TRUMP: I mean, you know, he writes mostly negative stuff. But that was a standing ovation –

WSJ: You got a good reaction inside the arena, that’s right.

PRESIDENT TRUMP: – from the time I walked out on the stage – because I know. And by the way, I’d be the first to admit mixed. I’m a guy that will tell you mixed. There was no mix there. That was a standing ovation from the time I walked out to the time I left, and for five minutes after I had already gone. There was no mix.

This is the most Larry David thing... >_>
 

Speely

Banned
His syntax is so exceedingly poor that it makes me want to punch myself. I am convinced that it is representative of the capacity of his cognition as well, which is fucking frightening to think about.

Hearing him talk is even worse, especially when he does his "soft/I-am-actually-very-composed" voice. It's like a lizard farting into mayonnaise.

Christ.
 
Notecards, in an interview. The man needs notecards and someone coaching answers to get through an interview.

I'm glad someone mentioned this. He blew the cover on his cheat sheet!

The Boy Scout stuff is getting the most attention here, but the part where he tells his poor, rural supporters to leave their homes and move to wherever Foxconn sets up shop is the most damning. In a sane world that would shave another 10% off his approval rating.
 

DrkSage

Member
I read a Donald trump interview every night so I have an excuse to take a PM pill cause the headaches are unavoidable
 

Pedrito

Member
As someone who struggles a bit with impostor syndrome, I'm envious of Trump. His mix of delusion, complete lack of self-awareness and sociopathy* has made him accomplish way more than he should have. A normal person with his intelligence, culture and people skills would be racked with self-doubt and probably wouldn't be hired to manage a K-Mart.

*and daddy's money
 

Pedrito

Member
I just want to know what country's President/PM he spoke to that had a population of 300m.

Probably Indonesia's. He met the president a few weeks ago:

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/341128-trump-says-indonesia-is-a-place-id-like-to-go

Of course, Trump would be wrong about the population (263M) and the growth (5%), but that's expected. Actually, only two countries grew more than 9% last year: Iraq and Turks and Caicos, so this whole thing is BS.
 

shiba5

Member
Guys, you're not gonna believe this!

Daniel Dale @ddale8

Trump lied about the BOY SCOUTS. A senior Scouts source says there was no call at all, let alone a call telling him his speech was the best.

Daniel Dale @ddale8

To repeat: the Boy Scouts say this call, described in detail by the president of the United States, did not happen.
 

Pedrito

Member
Guys, you're not gonna believe this!

Daniel Dale @ddale8

Trump lied about the BOY SCOUTS. A senior Scouts source says there was no call at all, let alone a call telling him his speech was the best.

Daniel Dale @ddale8

To repeat: the Boy Scouts say this call, described in detail by the president of the United States, did not happen.

Doesn't he also say that he got a standing ovation? They were all standing up to begin with. There were no seats...
 

Speely

Banned
Guys, you're not gonna believe this!

Daniel Dale @ddale8

Trump lied about the BOY SCOUTS. A senior Scouts source says there was no call at all, let alone a call telling him his speech was the best.

Daniel Dale @ddale8

To repeat: the Boy Scouts say this call, described in detail by the president of the United States, did not happen.

It happened in Donnie's narrative. That is literally more important in the current political climate than whether or not the call actually happened. He is the Pied Piper for the worst parts of America, and a patched-together vehicle for the GOP.

Things like facts are just incovenient details.
 
So wait. Is there a reason this transcript needed to be leaked? Is the WSJ covering for Trumps incompetence?

Also “NO MIX” is a perfect Curb but. Seriously reread it in Larry David’s voice. It’s a trip.
 
So wait. Is there a reason this transcript needed to be leaked? Is the WSJ covering for Trumps incompetence?

Also ”NO MIX" is a perfect Curb but. Seriously reread it in Larry David's voice. It's a trip.

Because Gerard Baker looks like an absolute buffoon in this transcript.

They should change his byline to "Good Boy"
 

Shoeless

Member
There is a huge block of the American population that not only decided this man was fit to lead the country, but when they read transcripts like this, they think he is a brilliant politician.

America, your educational system needs help. Lots of it.
 

Ithil

Member
Guys, you're not gonna believe this!

Daniel Dale @ddale8

Trump lied about the BOY SCOUTS. A senior Scouts source says there was no call at all, let alone a call telling him his speech was the best.

Daniel Dale @ddale8

To repeat: the Boy Scouts say this call, described in detail by the president of the United States, did not happen.

This isn't even the first time he's done this. He claimed "people" were saying his speech in Poland was "the greatest speech ever given by an American president on foreign soil".
 
He speaks like he's having a stroke.

I mean can you imagine what's going on in his brain? He has no focus, no reasonable connection between ideas. It's just bunch of misfires in there.

Jesus fucking Christ.
 
I really hope one day that we can study his brain and then we can find out at what age did it give up and just shut down.
 
There is a huge block of the American population that not only decided this man was fit to lead the country, but when they read transcripts like this, they think he is a brilliant politician.

America, your educational system needs help. Lots of it.


The entire American population is fighting a rapidly spreading disease. This disease comes in the forms of hatred, racism and bigotry.

I don't know what can be done to stop it. I feel like we are losing more and more every day since the election results.

I'd once believed that when the older generations died off, they'd carry their outdated views and beliefs to the grave.

I'm now starting to see that they are very skilled at infecting their own offspring and their offspring's offspring with their rotteness and evil.

I'd once believed that the internet would help enlighten people to the truth.. that the power of hundreds of thousands and millions of good willed, well educated people would always overwhelm the corrupt ones, as well as the liars and manipulators. How naive was I? The internet was probably the most successful tool at convincing half of this nation to put someone evil into a seat of power.
 
This isn't even the first time he's done this. He claimed "people" were saying his speech in Poland was "the greatest speech ever given by an American president on foreign soil".

We give Trump a hard time because he speaks in third-person. However, it's worse than that. Trump speaks in other-person. Whenever he wants to give himself or his ideas more "credibility" he just tells you other people think it's great. Really, he's just saying "I think this is great."
 

Wildo09

Member
I dont understand, how could this man become president of the United States? How do his supporters read this and say "yep, that's my president"?
 
PRESIDENT TRUMP: No, we’re going to see. I mean, I have no comment yet, because it’s too early. But we’ll see. We’re going to see. Here’s the good news: I was never involved with Russia. There was nobody in the campaign. I’ve got 200 people that will say that they’ve never seen anybody on the campaign. Here’s another – he was involved early. There’s nobody on the campaign that saw anybody from Russia. We had nothing to do with Russia. They lost an election and they came up with this as an excuse. And the only ones that are laughing are the Democrats and the Russians. They’re the only ones that are laughing. And if Jeff Sessions didn’t recuse himself, we wouldn’t even be talking about this subject

How is this sentence even capable of coming out of his mouth? Sessions' recusal, Flynn's resignation, and your "fatherly advice" to DTJ were because that sentence isn't true.

And why didn't the WP just do the simplest of follow up questions - who is Sergei Kislyak to you and your campaign?
 

jiiikoo

Banned
Guys, you're not gonna believe this!

Daniel Dale @ddale8

Trump lied about the BOY SCOUTS. A senior Scouts source says there was no call at all, let alone a call telling him his speech was the best.

Daniel Dale @ddale8

To repeat: the Boy Scouts say this call, described in detail by the president of the United States, did not happen.

I'm guessing Trump Jr. impersonated the scouts leader and called Donnie to congratulate him... Otherwise Trump would have been in a sour mood and would've taken 4 scoops of ice cream, leaving others without any.
 
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