Saturday, January 21, 2017

The Desperation of the Anti-Trumpers

Hat tip Mediaite and Variety

While I was on the treadmill at the gym today I was tuned in to CNN. There was Brooke Baldwin heading a panel of 8 discussing Donald Trump's speech at CIA Hqs today (which I also watched). Of the 8 panelists I counted 7 who made comments and only two were pro-Trump. The others ripped into him for his words. Apparently, Trump failed to show enough reverence for the CIA (Since when did the media become fans of the CIA?). They pointed out that the speech was given in front of the 117 stars on a wall in the foyer that represent CIA officers who were killed in the line of duty. Jim Sciutto was especially hard claiming that he was getting texts from CIA folks who were offended.

The silliest remark came from Baldwin herself, who asked one of the pro-Trump panelists ( I didn't catch the name) "How do you defend this?" Silly nit-picking. Here is  CNN's written report quoting Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA), who told them exactly what they wanted to hear.

"The wall behind me is very, very special," Trump told the approximately 300 agency staffers in attendance."

It is true that Trump's speech was unscripted, he rambled and he spoke of other things, like the press and the coverage of his inauguration speech. But he was effusive in his praise of the CIA and the people in the audience. It should also be noted that he got a rousing ovation. Of course, the experts at CNN had an explanation for this too: It was Saturday and those who were in attendance were volunteers who chose to come in on their day off.

Meanwhile, today was something called Woman's March day or something like that-naturally in opposition to Trump. Apparently, none other than Madonna herself stopped by the US to blast away at our new president with a barrage of f-bombs. (She lives in Europe now, you know.)

Oh yeah. And that media report that Trump had removed the bust of Martin Luther King from the Oval Office? Seems a cameraman had blocked somebody's view.

I guess we'd better get used to it. This is going to last as along as Trump is in office.

1 comment:

Siarlys Jenkins said...

Trying to pick apart every detail of what Trump says and does is foolish, as is massively demonstrating to protest something that is manifestly going to happen. The man is going to rapidly discredit himself, without any help from the peanut gallery. Relax and enjoy the show. I almost missed that the inauguration happened yesterday... I was busy with more important things, like doing my laundry and catching up on some of the student in the chess class I teach after school. I don't get a TV broadcast signal anyway. Trump thrives on attention, and negative attention feeds his ego quite as much as positive attention. The best thing to do is ignore him until he explodes from frustrated apoplexy.