Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Deranged Donald evident in news conference

The 33 most outlandish lines from Donald Trump’s news conference with Justin Trudeau. Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large. (With thanks to our Roving Reporter Sherry.)

On Tuesday, as part of NATO meetings in London, President Donald Trump sat down with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to chat.

The two men took a series of questions from the assembled reporters, with Trump doing the vast majority of the talking.

I won’t clutter the blogosphere with all 33. I’ll just cite my top 3 (emphases in original indicating Trump speaking).

(30.) “I think he’s a maniac.”
The President of the United States on the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. Very normal stuff!

(31.) “I think Adam Schiff is a deranged human being. I think he grew up with a complex for lots of reasons that are obvious.”
Serious question: What does Trump mean here?

(32.) “We have a perfectly beautiful three-, four-page transcription, and then in the other case, a two-page transcription of the conversation.”
Again, not exactly a transcript.

(33.) “These people are deranged, OK?”

Well, OK - I left in one other (#32). But the others, 30, 31, 33, are clear examples of psychological projection. The most deranged person in DC is Donald J. Trump.

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