Fox News´s Kat Timpf slammed President Trump on Tuesday for his "disgusting" press conference in which he again blamed "both sides" for the violence that occurred in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend, stepping back from his direct condemnation of white supremacist groups a day earlier. "It was one of the biggest messes I’ve ever seen. I can’t believe it happened," said Timpf, a co-host of “The Fox News Specialists.” “It is honestly crazy for me to have to comment on this right now because I’m still in the phase where I am wondering if it was actually real life —
Comments: This will not endear either Kat or present poster to many here, but it´s news. The point is not whether the President was right or wrong, but the result of his choice of words and the original lack of explanation. Did he not foresee the uproar? Or does he not care whether he creates one or not? Anyway, to me it´s water under the bridge. I just hope it´s not three and a half more years of strife and turbulence, no matter whose fault one may think it is.
The president´s responses to the violence in Charlottesville seem totally appropriate to me. As soon as he starts to rebuke specific groups of wackos, the press will demand to know why he didn´t mention other specific groups of wackos.
I´ve never seen such a disgraceful, concerted, and utterly ridiculous over-reaction to normal presidential remarks about a sad but relatively unimportant event in a college town. The Never Trumpers are almost worse than the MSM, and that´s saying something. The Weekly Standard and the National Review have both gone over the top on this.
We shouldn´t expect our president to grovel in the face of popular whim, and citizens don´t get to instruct the president in what to say. If people don´t like him, then they can vote for Elizabeth Warren in 2020, and we´ll see how that turns out.
Trump batted 1000 in today´s press conference. He made it clear that there were TWO sides involved in the violence. They were both responsible and the media knows it. And if they would report it correctly, then everyone else would realize it too!
NO one in American media is qualified to pass judgment on what is the ´right´ thing to do or say. They sold their soul and integrity for any attention that gets them a nose in front of their horrible peers. They have been a dressed up prostitute for attention for the last 50+ years. Only idiots take cues from these jackals.
FTA: “Trump´s recent press conference will likely add further fuel to the fire for critics who say Trump is failing to condemn racism because he doesn´t want to lose extremist followers within his base.”
President Trump could have delivered the Gettysburg Address (as no one in the press would recognize it) and he would still be pilloried. Somehow in the pristine Progressive world it impossible for “many sides” or “both sides” to be equally at fault; Alt-Right violence is hateful racism and must be condemned, while Ctrl-Left violence is virtuous action against white privilege exerting its power.
It’s become apparent that Kessler’s Alt-Right is really a false flag organization of the radical Left/anarchists in order to have “conservative” violence. They tried baiting the TEA Movement into violence, as well as Trump supporters leaving his rallies, and failed every time to initiate a group level response from the decidedly non-violent middle class. It appears they decided to form their own “white nationalist/supremacist” (their chosen portrayal of patriots) groups to give the Antifas a skirmish team. The media narrative can then place all blame on the “Alt-Right”, including every Trump voter into the definition.
The President’s enemies are hoping that by defining Trump supporters as “white supremacists” they will slink away from him. Kat spate out a hairball disguised as an opinion and I’m supposed to disavow my support for President Trump because she “thinks” he made a “mess” with his remarks. Not a chance. You don’t beat the other guy in a rumble playing by garden party rules.
President Trump is doing fine. I trust his judgment, intellect, and experience to lead him successfully through the enemedia minefield. That’s why I voted for him.
MAGA – Sometimes you have to make a mess to clean up a mess.
I am waiting with bated breath for the news media to get its act together and tell us about Kessler, how he wasa toady for Obummer and now lo and behold he is organizing this fake Unite the Right, with its fake infiltrated Nazis ( read socialists) and fake patriots The stink gets worse by the hour. Meanwhile reams of good news goes unnoticed.
Lee is beloved and honored especially because the way he surrendered at Appomattox ruled out on ongoing guerrilla war, which some of his generals favored. Google something like "Lee guerrilla warfare" to see explanations. That is, what the Democrats are doing now, refusing to accept a loss, drawing all their followers to fight and bleed and attack the country on and on, is what Lee rejected. FWIW my ancestors fought very hard for the Union. One volunteered, one was drafted. I honor Lee from my point of view, with GRATITUDE. If the SJWs knew more history they would too. I honor Lee in the name of my ancestors who fought and suffered, whose further suffering he prevented. Screw Antifa, they know nothing.
The president is his own worst enemy (to reuse a tired old cliche). He always seems to feel he needs to get the last word. In some cases, he´s right to do so. In others, such as this one, his "last word" only keeps the furor alive and isn´t helpful to him or his agenda. Let it go, Sir. Move on. The media won´t be happy, but they are not going to be won over, no matter how many last words you get. Focus on your plans and your projects and the things that are going to be advantageous to the nation and the economy. Forget trying to convince the unconvinceable.
Not to worry. Kat and her Co-Host, will soon be looking for work and will probably end up on MSNBC! That show has been horrible from the start and is even worse now that Bolling is off. I suspect they are on thin ice! Their Ratings have to be in the Gutter!
If someone would remove George Soros and all of his nutty buddies, it would dry up the money that he pays these brain dead idiots to stop all of the rioting. Without the money, they would be to stupid to figure out what they are supposed to do.
OH, FINE! It really WAS only one side at fault, and that side was... wait for it... THE LEFT!! It has absolutely NO BEARING whether or not the KKK or White Supremacists hate Blacks and wish they were all pushed off a cliff! THEY were being PEACEFUL, PEACEFUL, PEACEFUL! THEY were HERDED into a MOB who were armed with alt-weapons!! If they did any fighting back, well, who wouldn´t?? (OH! That OLD guy was trying to hit that majestic black guy with the FLAME THROWER with a CONFEDERATE FLAG on a POLE! HORRORS!!) You MUST defend the rights of those whose speech you don´t like!! They may be haters! OH, WELL!!! If you don´t like racists, you ESPECIALLY defend them, or you WILL get MORE of them!!
SE Cupp did the whole libertarian, CPAC, hawt librarian, thing about 12 years ago. Vapid opinion of how things should be in a perfect world. Also, if you are still paying for and watching Fox News-you are part of the problem.
The only consistent quality in this situation is the people who hate President Trump, during the primary, during the campaign and after the election. Everything he does is wrong, even if his response was right on the money. The controversy will not end in months or even years. The same news organizations, the same posters here, the same movie "stars" and the same racist hacks who think Barack Obama should still be in office can be depended upon to smear Trump at every opportunity. You won´t be happy until the next democrat idiot takes office and completes the destruction that Obama began and all the time you will be calling it "progress."
See another complete idiot,They don´t listen. Trump was not talking about who is and is not a hate group. Do you get it so far. He was talking about the riot and chaos that ensued. What he said was BOTH sides are at fault. He is exactly right. BOTH SIDES brought weapons, both sides were there to fight. Look at the videos, listen to witnesses, all said the same thing. Both sides start fighting. The biggest culprits are the mayor & gov who could have avoided the whole mess if they DID THEIR JOB. Got it.
Again - #40 for example - of course the President´s point was correct. The problem is how he made the point, and his emphasis. The proof is in the pudding. Rather than subdue his enemies, they are coming at us all with spears and machetes. You have to be wise in these communications. You can´t always just flatly give ´just the facts, ma´am´ and expect it to go over, especially when he and all of us on the right are susceptible to charges of racism to begin with.
#41, it is impossible for Trump to ´do it the correct way´ to paraphrase your comment. No matter how he says the truth, it will cause hysteria in the media, strictly because it is Trump and they hate HIM, regardless of the facts in a particular situation.
Kat is great - libertarian conservative, Hillsdale grad, sarcastically droll, and, yes, smart as well as smart arse. It´s just as well that Bolling is gone because she was trolling him mercilessly as the appalling Trump shill that he is.
Cut my cable months ago... haven´t missed it one bit. Life is better and less expensive.
Fox of any persuasion can go to Perdition. The TV media think they are invincible and irreplaceable but I am middle aged with plenty of years left in me and talk to many Millennials and they don´t watch TV, ever.
There are many ways to get news without subjecting myself to 2 more Fox "you go grrrrllll" female hires with their Fox chick uniforms. Yeah.. they were hired for their brains and conservative credentials... whatever you say.
Poster #11 I would love to shake your hand. You hit the nail squarely on the head about the whole Charlottesville debacle and Ms. Timpf from that lackluster show "The Fox News Specialists". The last time I watched it was when they had that bozo Guy Benson sitting between the two good looking but annoying women in her and Williams. All I have to say is when Marie Harf comes out as sounding more intelligent than you it´s time to hang it up. President Trumps comments on Saturday were spot on and on Monday they were just an add on. The only big mess that I´ve seen is the show on FNC that comes on at 5pm. I say cancel it put Mark Stein on by himself at 5, send the SE Cupp clone to CNN and get rid of Perino and replace her with Eboni on The Five.
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