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Trump: The New York Times Interview

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After apparently getting some mixed messages from Reince Priebus, Donald Trump canceled and then re-scheduled his meeting with the journalists and editors of the New York Times on Tuesday. The meeting wound up taking place the day after Trump reportedly blasted the New York media establishment in an off-the-record conference at Trump Tower. It also comes after several tweets from the president-elect questioning the validity of the “failed” NY Times’ reporting.

Here are some of the more revealing quotes from the interview:

“I think you’ll be happy.” – Trump responding to a question about whether or not he respects the First Amendment.

“I would love to be the one who made peace with Israel and the Palestinians, that would be such a great achievement.” – Trump on the important role his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, could play in Middle Eastern negotiations.

“I have a different view than everybody else.” – Trump on the Syrian civil war.

“I really liked him a lot.” – Trump on his meeting with President Barack Obama.

“I think he’s looking to do absolutely the right thing for the country in terms of transition.” – Again, about Obama.

“Of course I disavow and condemn them.” – Trump on the white nationalists celebrating his victory.

“If I thought he was a racist or alt-right or any of the things, the terms we could use, I wouldn’t even think about hiring him.” – Trump on his chief strategist, Stephen Bannon.

“I do read it. Unfortunately. I’d live about 20 years longer if I didn’t.” – Trump on the New York Times.

Hopefully, despite that last comment, this is a sign of things to come. The news media needs to start covering Trump without the hysteria that colored their campaign articles. Trump needs to focus on the business of the presidency and stop engaging in feuds with Broadway musicals and selected journalists. No one wants to see the 2016 election cycle continue indefinitely.

Sadly, that’s probably what we’re in for. The liberal media is going to keep attacking Trump on every point, he’s going to keep fighting back, and we’re going to watch both the presidency and the fourth estate suffer.

Might as well kick back and enjoy the drama.

 

 


  • tony sacco

    waste of time talking to Donkeys

  • Patricia Overbey

    The media 99% is liberal & truth invading they report what will malke the biggest splash for them not the truth.

    • Mary Thoeni

      How does one “invade” truth?

  • Carol Johnson

    Most definitely, you hit the nail on the head….ignore truth, print the splash. They’re at least 99% liberal, and evade the truth. And on TV, its even worse. Fox is the only “fair and balanced” news you get.

  • We need the truth to be told we’er tired of the crap that we get out of the media today. They tried to make us think that HILLARY would win but how they were so WRONG. They now want to change the electoral votes to be changed to the popular votes now that Hillary didn’t win. HOG WASH.

    • We do not watch C(Clinton’s national News)NN nor especially the talking point that are made with great fanfare on NSMBC.These are nothing more that INDOCTRINATION NEWS sites, kinda of reminiscent of Russia’s Pravda. No, they know how many people are watching (where do you think they come up with the ratings from)? And after giving HRC millions to get “access” or help with her IRS if they need help with their taxes, are now gown downhill and she is nothing more now than “DAMAGED GOODS.” So, these Hollywooder elites would have just been fine with it if the people from whom they get their money from will be trying desperately to recoup some of their money and I just bet they will be coming out with movie “block buster beauties” by the hundreds now. Now when they have stood right alongside of her as she condemned the American people by saying that “Some adult may need some summer camp ‘FEMA Camps’ for we really do not want to be around people who do not believe as we do now do we?!” (Clap,Clap, no we do not–that is until our latest movie comes out). I say we do not darken a movie theater’s door for their funds to not go to tithing at their local churches, but to their black witch’s coven(of which HRC is a black witch…see the leaked Podesta emails or listen to Larry Nichols who was in hiding but was a personal commandant of their party when Clinton was Governor of Arkansas. He said she would go maybe twice a month,and now one knew what they did, but she wouldn’t miss it even if something very important was happening.Again, Please STAY AWAY FROM THE MOVIES WHEN ALL OF THE FLOOD OF MOVIES HIT OUR THEATERS FOR THEY NEED MONIES THEY DONATED TO THE WRONG PERSON.They aren’t crying over her, they all have her number, it was that good money they gave O so in the millions, but as she promised to “tax the middle class right into extinction” then why O why would we give a red cent to these real commies? I know I won’t.

  • Exactly, NYT no longer fits Journalism definition. I expected an ARTICLE about the “interview,” not selected mundane quotes to substantiate NYT narrative, leading up to “kick back and enjoy the drama.” WHO wrote this uninformative patter? ADM, that’s Administrator unwilling/unable to expose their name or stand for anything substantial. WHERE’s the “interview?” Afew selective negative-type “clown” quotes, no insight; well, I have more use for toilet paper. MR Donald J Trump, PRESIDENT ELECT, has already Reformed the Election Process by listening to & serving the needs of WE the People, not Soros & Saudi funded Elites. Further, MR Trump has redirected the GOP to STAND for it’s Principles with backbone, not just verbalize rhetoric to win votes, mimicking the Left, acquiescing in actions. AND, MR Trump has done something novel, he INVESTED IN, not PROFITED from the Election. HE actually IS already a PUBLIC SERVANT! It will take NYT ego elites, part of the CORRUPT Political Machine, TIME to recognize the attributes, talents, dedication, honest sincerity of a Real Leader; IF the NYT actually exists that long. (P.S., THIS Comment is an example of “Journalism.”)

  • I was expecting an article on the “interview,” not afew selective quotes to fit NYT continued negative portrayal, culminating in “kick back and enjoy the drama.” WHO wrote the “article?” ADM, unable/unwilling to expose their name; “Journalism?” MR Donald J Trump has already REFORMED the Election Process by listening to and standing for the needs of WE the People. He has further challenged the GOP to actually put Action to their rhetoric, not just acquiesce to CORRUPT Soros/Saudi/Elite funded Left in practice. AND, MR Trump has INVESTED, not Profited, as a Real Public Servant. It will take Time for NYT to appreciate true Leadership, IF the NYT exists that long. (PS: This Comment is an example of Journalism.)

  • I left 2 comments; will try again: I was expecting an article on the “interview.” Instead, more selective slanted mini quotes to substantiate NYT negative narrative. MR Donald J Trump has already REFORMED the Election Process, Re-ORGANIZED the GOP to actually STAND for it’s Principles, beyond empty rhetoric mimicking the Soros/Saudi funded Elitist Left in Actions. AND, he has INVESTED, not Personally Profited from the Political Process. He epitomizes what a Real Public Servant should be. It will take TIME for NYT to absorb and appreciate rather than ridicule a True Leader. IF NYT lasts that long.

  • Jim

    The truth is so hard for the media to digest, Trump is about the last best hope for this country. everyone talks about diversity,. Diversity will destroy this country. It has to be ALL in for America or nothing, I don’t see anyone leaving this terrible place by the thousands only illegally crossing the border to steal what isn’t there’s.
    Trump needs to secure the southern border, enforce our immigration laws as written, enforce the crime of hiring illegals and end all monies that are spent housing and supporting them. As for states that support sanctuary areas for illegals, stop ALL federal funds that go to those states. The lies of the past eight years are destroying the country as Obama’s transformation. Obama is the divider not the unifier.

  • gumshoe

    This is what we get when we have allowed the Universities and College Professors to corrupt the thinking of our younger students. These teachers are doing exactly what the Germans did to their young people when Hitler came to power. Rather than teaching students to become citizens with responsibility to our Country and to respect our system and other citizens these teachers choice to try and teach them their own ideas of what our Government and system should look like. I lay this on the Teachers Unions period.

  • Arietta Geisenheimer

    We will never hear the truth from the mainstream media as long as no one suffers the consequences from what they have done. I am not talking about the media, but the corruption behind the media. If no one is ever proscecuted and held accountable, nothing will ever change. Some people need to go to jail. It is unfair to the American people, the world, and future generations to sweep this CORRUPTION under the rug and pretend this did not happen, is not happening, and will not CONTINUE to happen. I hear from a lot of people that nothing has changed. They are cynical and apathetic. Some still dont vote. This upsets me. But, if our newly elected government does not do anything about the corruption, the cynical will be proven right and the corrupt will make our lives hell in the future. The leaders of this corruption already realize that they underestimated our rage and our votes. They will double down on efforts to win next time and they might succeed. Everyone was saying this is the LAST CHANCE we have to get it right .The people have spoken. Now lets make it right. God help us if we lose the next election. These people need to be STOPPED not coddled and let to flee to other countries to live a life of luxury after the horrible crimes they have committed against us and the world. Our voting machines need to be addressed too. We need a UNIVERSAL VOTING METHOD that cannot be fixed. We need proof that AMERICANS are voting. We need proof of who we voted for. We need machines that cant be tanpered with.

  • Matureone

    HOG WASH is all we hear from the media the only way it will change is don’t buy their papers or turn on their channels and they’ll soon get the message!

  • Matureone

    The only way it will change is if we stop reading their news papers and quit watching their news channel shows. When their readership falls and no one or few tune into their channels they’ll get the message.
    I’M SUGGESTIng a “BOYCOTT” how about you?

  • Dot

    The best way to hold these morons accountable is BOYCOTT , BOYCOTT,BOYCOTT !! Everyone come together and shut them down . No ratings, No sales !! We need to hold them accountable !! Join in and tell Everyone you know to do the same .

  • I HIGHLY SUGGEST THAT TRUMP BARS ALL MEDIA FROM THE WHITE HOUSE AND STOP CORRESPONDENCE FROM BEING IN THE WAR ZONE, THEY REPORT WHAT THEY WISH TO MAKE WHO THEY DO NOT LIKE, LOOK BAD. NEWS NEED TO REPORT THE NEWS, NOT MAKE NEWS.

    FROM A KOREAN WAR VET, 1951/53, A REGISTERED DEMOCRAT, A CHRISTIAN

    I VOTED FOR TRUMP. PRAY FOR HIM EACH DAY.

    DON’T JUST LIKE SENT THIS TO ALL YOU KNOW AND TO ALL YOUR MEMBERS.

    PUBLIC LAW #414, CHAPTER 2, SECTION 212 WAS PASSED IN 1952 BANNING ALL MUSLIMS FROM THIS COUNTRY. OBAMA HAS SAID ON NATIONWIDE THAT HE WAS A MUSLIM, SO, ANYTHING THAT HE HAS SIGNED, OR ORDER GIVEN HAS BEEN ILLEGAL AND WILL BE ILLEGAL IN THE FUTURE.

    PRAY FOR PRESIDENT ELECT TRUMP EVERY DAY. HE WILL NEED US TO OVERCOME THE EVEL OF THIS WORLD.

    WE NEED TO MAKE JESUS CHRIST FIRST FOR THIS COUNTRY AND DO NOT BELEIVE EVERYTHING YOUR HEAR FROM THE BIASED MEDIA. KNOW THE FACTS.

    NOW IS THE TIME FOR ALL TAX EXAMPT ENTIES, SUCH AS THE MASONIC LODGE, KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS AND ALL CHRISTIAN CHURCHES TO COME OUT OF THE CLOSET, FIND OUT ABOUT PEOPLE RUNNING AND ADVISE THEIR PEOPLE THE TRUE STORY SO THAT THEY CAN VOTE FOR THE BEST.

    THIS IS WHAT MILLIONS OF AMISH PEOPLE DID.  30 LEADERS MEET IN OHIO WITH 3 MILLION AND VOTED THAT ALL WOULD VOTE FOR TRUMP. 

    THIS IS WHAT GAVE HIM OH, PA, MICH, FLA, HELPED IN IND AND NEARLY GAVE HIM VA. 

    FOLKS IF YOU DO NOT THINK GOD WAS INVOLVED IN THIS ELECTION, I SUGGEST YOU THINK AGAIN. 

    TRUMP HAS PROMISED THAT HE WILL REPEAL THE JOHNSON DEAL THAT WOULD TAKE AWAY YOUR TAX EXAMPTION IF YOU TALKED POLITICS.

    IF WE HAVE NOT BEEN SET UP AT A TRY OF A MUSLIM TAKEOVER, WHY ARE THERE A MINIMUM OF 37 MUSLIMS CAMPS IN THE USA, (5 IN N. VA. CLOSE TO DC) AND A FEMA CAMP IN EVERY STATE, TRY AND BUY UP ALL AMMO, TAKE OUR GUNS, BRING IN THOUSANDS OF YOUR MUSLIMS. GET READY FOLKS. PUT PIG GREASE ON YOUR BULLETS.

    A LOT OF CHRISTIANS VOTED FOR THIS, GOOGLE, THE NEW CLINTON CHRONICLES 2015 AND YOU WILL SEE WHAT I MEAN.

    FEEL FREE TO FORWARD THIS.

  • THE NEWS MEDIA SHOULD START INVESTIGATING THE MUSLIM PROBLEM WE ARE HAVING HERE IN THIS COUNTRY INSTEAD OF COVERING IT UP. WE HAVE A MINIMUM OF 36 KNOWN MUSLIM CAMPS HERE AND ONE JUST ACROSS THE BORDER FROM TEXAS IN MEXICO. 5 OF THESE CAMPS ARE IN NORTH VIRGINIA CLOSE TO WASHINGTON. THIS GOVERNMENT HAS, AT TAX PAYERS EXPENSE, BUILT A FEMA CAMP IN EACH STATE, SOME STATES MORE THAN ONE. ALL WITH ARMED GUARDS. WHY? COULD THIS BE AT A MUSLIM TRY AT A TAKE OVER HERE. AFTER ALL OBAMA SAID HE WAS A MUSLIM AND HE WOULD STAND WITH THEM IN CASE. BE SURE TO READ ALL THE BELOW.

    KOREAN WAR VET 51/53 SEND THIS TO ALL YOU KNOW.

    PRESIDENT OBAMA A CONFESSED MUSLIM ON NATIONWIDE TV. A LAW WAS PASSED IN 1952 (PUBLIC LAW 414, CHAPTER 2, SECTION 212) BANNING ALL MUSLIMS, AND WAR WAS DECLARED ON ISLAM BY PRESIDENT JEFFERSON.

    NOTHING HE HAS SIGNED, OR ORDERED IS LEGAL AND CAN BE REDONE.

    IS this is why you OBAMA,

    * didn’t go to France to show solidarity against the Muslim terrorists:

    * spoke these words at an Islamic dinner -“I am one of you.”

    * spoke of “My Muslim faith.”

    * gave $100 million in U.S. taxpayer funds to re-build foreign mosques.

    * wrote that in the event of a conflict- “I will stand with the Muslims.”

    * assured the Egyptian Foreign Minister that – “I am a Muslim.”

    * bowed in submission before the Saudi King.

    * sat for 20 years in a Liberation Theology Church condemning Christianity and professing Marxism.

    * exempted Muslims from penalties under Obamacare that the rest of us have to pay.

    * purposefully omitted – “endowed by our Creator ” – from your recitation of The Declaration Of Independence.

    * mocked the Bible and Jesus Christ’s Sermon on the Mount while repeatedly referring to the ‘HOLY’ Qur’an.

    * raveled the Islamic world denigrating the United States of America.

    * instantly threw the support of your administration behind the building of the Ground Zero Victory mosque overlooking the hallowed crater of the World Trade Center.

    * refused to attend the National Prayer Breakfast, but hastened to host an Islamic prayer breakfast at the White House.

    * ordered Georgetown Univ. and Notre Dame to shroud all vestiges of Jesus Christ BEFORE you would agree to go there to speak, but in contrast, you have NEVER requested the mosques you have visited to adjust their decor.

    * appointed anti-Christian fanatics to your Czar Corps.

    * said that NASA’s “foremost mission” was an outreach to Muslim communities.

    * as an Illinois Senator was the ONLY individual who would speak in favor of infanticide.

    * was the first President not to give a Christmas Greeting from the White House, and went so far as to hang photos of Chairman Mao on the WH tree.

    * curtailed the military tribunals of all Islamic terrorists.

    * refused to condemn the Ft. Hood killer as an Islamic terrorist.

    * has refused to speak-out concerning the horrific executions of women throughout the Muslim culture, but yet, have submitted Arizona to the UN for investigation of hypothetical human-rights abuses.

    * who when queried in India refused to acknowledge the true extent of radical global Jihadists, and instead profusely praised Islam in a country that is 82% Hindu and the victim of numerous Islamic terrorists assaults.

    * funneled $900 Million in U.S. taxpayer dollars to Hamas.

    * ordered the USPS to honor the MUSLIM holiday with a new commemorative stamp.

    * directed our UK Embassy to conduct outreach to help “empower” the British Muslim community.

    * funded mandatory Arabic language and culture studies in Grammar schools across our country.

    * follows the Muslim custom of not wearing any form of jewelry during Ramadan.

    * departs for Hawaii over the Christmas season so as to avoid past criticism for NOT participating in seasonal WH religious events.

    * was uncharacteristically quick to join the chorus of the Muslim Brotherhood to depose Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak, formerly America’s strongest ally in North Africa; but, remain muted in your non-response to the Brotherhood led slaughter of Egyptian Christians.

    * appointed your chief adviser, Valerie Jarrett, an Iranian, who is a member of the Muslim Sisterhood, an off-shoot of the Muslim Brotherhood.

    * said this country is not a Christian nation.

    * said the Muslim call to worship is the most beautiful sound on earth.

    * GAVE 150 BILLION PLUS TO IRAN.

    * RANSOMED 4 PEOPLE FOR 400 MILLION.

    * ARE YOU, KERRY, HILLIARY & THE BIASED NEWS MEDIA TRYING TO DESTROY OUR COUNTRY?

    GET BEHIND PRESIDENT ELECT DONALD TRUMP, TODAY.

    DEMCRATS, REPUBLICANS, INDEPENDENTS, GOOGLE,(THE CLINTON CHRONICLES), IF YOU LOVE AMERICA YOU WILL LISTEN TO THIS AND THE BELOW ABOUT OBAMAS BIRTH AND THEN RE-SEND TO FRIENDS, LISTEN TO THE END.

    ANGREY PATRIOT REPORTED THAT BILL CLINTONS FORMER MISTRESS SALLY MILER SAID HE SNORTED COKE OFF HER TABLE, AND THAT HILLARY ALSO SNORTED COKE AND SMOKED POT. BILL DID PARDON HIS BRO. FOR DRUG ABUSE. IS THIS TRUE?

    COULD THIS BE WHY THEY DO NOT WANT THE BORDER CLOSED.

    CLICK ON YOUTUBE LISTEN TO OBAMA SAY HE WAS NOT BORN IN THE USA.ON THIS AND LISTEN TO OBAMA SAY HE WAS NOT BORN IN THE USA. BUT WAS BORN IN KENYON WHEN GIVING A SPEECH, THIS CAN BE SEEN ON, GOOGLE (TRUMP AMEN TIME). SO WE DO NOT HAVE A LEGAL PRESIDENT. OBAMA SAID HE WAS A MUSLIM ON NATIONWIDE TV & MUSLIMS HAVE BEEN BANNED FROM THE USA FOR 200 YEARS, AND AGAIN IN 1952 BY LAW PASSED BY CONGRESS. SO. NO MUSLIM IS HERE LEGALLY.

    PASTORS A PRIVATE FAITH THAT DO NOT ACT WHEN FACED WITH CROOKS, IS NO FAITH AT ALL.

    GOOLE,(THE NEW CLINTON CHRONICLES 2015) IT IS ABOUT THE CLINTONS, TELL YOUR CHURCH MEMBERS TO GOOGLE IT ALSO.

    TRUMP SAYS HE WILL REPEAL THE LAW THAT STOPS EXAMPTION AND ALLOW CHURCHES AND OTHER ENTITIES THAT ARE BARRED TODAY TO HAVE FREE SPEECH AND NOT LOSE THEIR EXEMPTIONS.

    IS THIS WHY THE DEMOCRATS AND SOME REPUBLICANS DO NOT WANT TO CLOSE THE BORDER BECAUSE OF CUTTING OFF THEIR SUPPLY OF DOPE.

    BET YOU WILL NOT LISTEN TO ALL OF THIS. IT TELLS ABOUT MURDER, COCAINE PARTIES, UNDERAGE SEX, SEX PARTIES, MONEY LAUNDREY AND DOPE RUNNING FROM JUDGES, STATE OFFICIALS, ETC.

  • President Donald Trump has made an error. He’s claiming the Mainstream media is the news media. But actually they are the mainstream propaganda media.