Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” network host Andrea Mitchell accused President Donald Trump of not reading, absorbing facts and was “not reality-based” when discussing his foreign policy moves. Partial transcript as follows: SCARBOROUGH: Andrea, you have talked before how Donald Trump thought he could personally charm the Chinese leaders, and we’ve seen this happen before throughout history. Famously FDR thought he could charm Stalin at Yalta. George W. Bush thought that he could charm Putin, talking about, you know, seeing into his soul, but Donald Trump, this has happened time and again, and he appears to be more susceptible to
So after giving the least experienced person in the world a pass on his ineptness and total lack of foreign knowledge, Andrea thinks President Trump doesn´t read, absorb facts and is not reality based. How much is Andrea worth? Mitchell, along with the rest of the jounalists in libtard land, still haven´t absorbed the fact that the ´Russian´ meme is bunk.
I thought this dumb and wrinkled old prune had finally cashed in her chips. Darn. Still alive, still babbling stuff that makes no sense except to her and the others in the home. Go away, Andrea. Please. Today would be good.
Andrea is an elitist, pompous a**! WHY would anyone place any credibility on the incessant stream of drivel she spews?
Andrea is certainly entitled to her opinions, but she routinely states her opinions as facts without any support. She has apparently lost the ability to discern the difference between fact and opinion.
How would that wrinkled old bag know whether he reads or not? They were always blowing hot air about how Obama read all the time, and it turned out that he rarely read at all. (Big surprise there.) As far as absorbing facts, it appears to me that Trump does absorb facts quite readily and effectively, unlike Obama who obviously had no intellectual curiosity whatsoever.
Trump has street smarts. Obama had nothing but book learning (he was raised by his America despising hippie family, except for his maternal grandmother who apparently was the one who went to work everyday and I think actually supported the family). Anyway, these self-appointed elitists like Mitchell, were deaf, dumb and blind as Obama blundered his way through eight years of foreign relations, making nothing but mistakes. They do not understand that Mr. Trump´s hail fellow well met style is only a part of who he is. President Trump has street smarts. He is not an effete phony who basically dislikes America like Obama or a genuine naive gentleman like GW Bush, (or a slimy dirtbag like Bill Clinton). I think Mr. Trump is best suited to handle foreign leaders. Think about how diverse the backgrounds of foreign leaders are. The majority hardly are products of America´s Ivy League schools.
The funny thing is that no matter how much Andrea and the rest of the dishonest media attack and attempt to belittle President Trump by saying his isn´t smart or whatever negative they want to throw at him, he still beat the media proclaimed smartest woman in the world and is walking rings around the media. They aren´t even smart enough to know that they are dissing themselves. So what does that say about them!
Only one as detached from reality as Andrea Mitchell is qualified to judge this matter. Her illusions play right in the role of useful idiot right now. Soon, they will trot out another of equal dim view and portray them as an expert. We don´t watch. We don´t care. Go Trump!
Every time the Left puts up a candidate for election they declare how smart that person is. How that is determined seems to be a bit of a mystery. After the dust settles and facts leak out it usually turns out they didn´t really do that spectacular in school. Remember how smart Algore was supposed to be but his grades were worse than Bush´s?
Beyond that, tell me how many books a person has read prepares them to run the Country. People who have hands on, practical experience are far better prepared for those challenges. There is nothing wrong with being well read but experience is a more useful teacher. You find out where the ideas in books fall apart in reality. You find what works and what doesn´t, even if you may wish it didn´t really work that way.
A good example is the difference between Capitalism and Socialism. On paper, Capitalism sounds greedy and uncaring. Socialism is all caring about "the worker".
But in reality, Capitalism is FAR better for workers and society. Socialism devolves into failure and despiration.
Someone reading about the two systems would probably never start a business. Someone actually running a business understands the truth.
Mitchell and her ilk are too busy walking around with their moses in the air to understand real life. They disdain real people. They are useless.
That’s pretty interesting, you old prune, because Brit Hume thought him to be an amazing listener. I recall a marathon presser early on in the campaign when DJT took all questions and answered all questions. Hume came on afterward and marveled at what he had done.
The mature female reporter from the WSJ who toured his home and office and interviewed him was very impressed with his listening and comprehension abilities.
Maybe he just doesn’t want to listen to you, Andrea.
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