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‘Dishonest and corrupt’: Trump unloads at National Prayer Breakfast after acquittal

Feb 6, 2020

By Allan Smith

President Donald Trump blasted “dishonest and corrupt” people Thursday morning at the National Prayer Breakfast, bashing his impeachment before the nonpartisan event with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi just steps away.

“As everybody knows, my family, our great country, and your president have been put through a terrible ordeal by some very dishonest and corrupt people,” Trump said. “They have done everything possible to destroy us and by so doing, very badly hurt our nation. They know what they are doing is wrong, but they put themselves far ahead of our great country.”

“Weeks ago, and again yesterday, courageous Republican politicians and leaders had the wisdom, fortitude and strength to do what everyone knows was right,” he continued.

Entering the stage, Trump lifted up a copies of USA Today and The Washington Post with headlines reading “ACQUITTED” and “Trump Acquitted” splashed across the front pages, displaying them to the crowd.

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3 comments on “‘Dishonest and corrupt’: Trump unloads at National Prayer Breakfast after acquittal

  • @OP-
    President Donald Trump blasted “dishonest and corrupt” people Thursday morning at the National Prayer Breakfast, bashing his impeachment before the nonpartisan event with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi just steps away.

    So having “drained the swamp INTO the White house and the Senate, and had a sham trial which ignored witness intimidation and obstruction of congress, an emboldened Trump is carrying on with his psychological projection, in his post of “Liar-in Chief”

    “As everybody knows, my family, our great country, and your president have been put through a terrible ordeal by some very dishonest and corrupt people,” Trump said.

    Poor little Trumpoids being exposed for their incompetence, bigotry, corruption, and appointments by way of nepotism!

    I see the emboldened Trump Has confirmed his strategy of witness intimidation and contempt of congress, by sacking the two officials who honestly gave witness statements during his impeachment, with the last semblances of integrity  being purged from the senate, with attacks on any senators who honestly considered the evidence presented.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-51408704
    US President Donald Trump has dismissed two senior officials who testified against him at his impeachment trial.
    The US envoy to the EU, Gordon Sondland, said he “was advised today that the president intends to recall me effective immediately”.

    Just hours earlier, Lt Col Alexander Vindman, a top expert on Ukraine, was escorted from the White House.

    Mr Trump is said to desire a staff shake-up after senators cleared him in the impeachment case on Wednesday.

    Of course dimbo Trump has probably not worked out, that well informed sacked professionals as free agents, are likely to write newspaper articles and books as alternative employment, with commentary on the future blunderings of any Trump loyalist  “revolving door” replacements.

    The foreign press will also report the real information to the world, while Trump-base celebrates the triumph of blatant witness intimidation and corruption, over the duty to uphold the constitution!

    Yet another example of the first law of democracy: ” Elect monkeys, – Live in the jungle”!

     


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  • @Alan #1

    So having “drained the swamp INTO the White house and the Senate…

    I once asked a Trump supporter about the seeming disconnect between the dysfunction of this administration and its catchphrase to “drain the swamp.” His reply was enlightening (to me, at least). He believed the “swamp” was business as usual in Washington, not the people who get rich from it. So by his reasoning, Trump was ‘draining the swamp’ by bucking conventional traditions such as attending the annual press dinner, or insulting elected leaders. A sort of nose-thumbing to career federal employees, those dastardly ‘elites.’

    That reasoning seems so counter-productive and short-sighted to me. I have a tough time engaging with people who think that way.


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