Press conference shows something is wrong with our President

If one can say that the Trump presidency has been off to a rocky start, his press conference today was an avalanche of boulders. "I'm here today to update the American people on the incredible progress that has been made in the last four weeks since my inauguration" is what Trump said at the outset.

An update about incredible progress was not what followed over the next 77 minutes, one of the longest — and certainly the most bizarre — press conference in the history of the American presidency.

An explanation for the extraordinary display is not hard to come by. For the first month of his presidency, Trump has been engaged in frenetic activity, but things have not been going well. His signature immigration executive order was blocked by the courts, his cabinet appointees have been slow-rolled by Congress, he is engaged in open warfare with the nation's intelligence agencies, he is embroiled in a mushrooming scandal concerning possible collusion between his campaign and Russian intelligence, and his National Security adviser, General Flynn, was forced to resign for misconduct in yet a second, separate Russia-related scandal.

Press conference shows something is wrong with our President
Over 77 minutes, President Trump held one of the longest — and certainly the most bizarre — press conferences in the history of the American presidency. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

(Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

On a daily basis, from early morning and in the dark of night, perhaps for many hours at a time, President Trump has been turning the channels, watching news coverage of this unraveling. And he has been stewing. The cascade of blunders and bad news was not supposed to be the way things happened. This press conference was an opportunity for a volcanic vent.

"I inherited a mess. It's a mess," was Trump's opening gambit. Never mind that he came into office with the unemployment rate at a post-recession low, and the stock market at a record high, he repeated this as if it were an incantation, "At home and abroad, a mess I just want to let you know, I inherited a mess."

If America has problems, insisted Trump, they come not from the White House but the press. The press, he explained, "has become so dishonest that if we don't talk about, we are doing a tremendous disservice to the American people…the press honestly is out of control. The level of dishonesty is out of control."

But what exactly is the press getting wrong? "I turn on the TV, open the newspapers," explained Trump, "and I see stories of chaos. Chaos. Yet it is the exact opposite. This administration is running like a fine-tuned machine."

The botched travel ban? To Trump it was not botched at all. "We had a very smooth rollout of the travel ban." Indeed, "the rollout was perfect."

A perfect rollout? A fine-tuned machine? If Trump believes any of this to be true, he is delusional. Yet even if he is not suffering from outright delusions, and is simply attempting to cover his obvious failures with glorious adjectives, his mind, as it was put on display today, clearly has wires crossed.

In one breath Trump says the hurriedly thrown-together travel ban was rolled out perfectly. In almost the very next breath, he says "if I would've done it a month, everything would've been perfect." Isn't there a contradiction here?

Press conference shows something is wrong with our President
President Trump signs an Executive Order establising extreme vetting of people coming to the United States on Jan. 27. (CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS)

(CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS)

In one breath, Trump says the stories reporting the Russia scandals engulfing his administration are "fake news, fabricated deal... It's all fake news. It's all fake news." In almost the very next breath he complains that those same stories are based upon illegal leaks coming from the intelligence agencies. "The leaks are real," he insists. "I mean the leaks are real…The leaks are absolutely real."

How can something be fake and absolutely real at the same time? At the presser Trump was asked exactly that by an intrepid reporter. His answer: "The news is fake because so much of the news is fake."

To which one can only reply: whatever.

All this would be comical if it were not so alarming. Something is deeply wrong with our president and the country is in danger. The danger will only be averted when the Republican leadership in Congress publicly acknowledges what they and the rest of the entire world already know: America's president is not wearing any clothes.

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fauzia
fauzia
Feb 17
which would be ... bipolar? Lol
Pietro Minkya
Pietro Minkya
Feb 17
@fauzia
Fauzia,stay on your meds.
ahsiegal
ahsiegal
Feb 17
he's crazy as a bed bug
Pietro Minkya
Pietro Minkya
Feb 17
@ahsiegal
Your bed bugs just bit you in the a*s...lol...lol..
Russell Collins
Russell Collins
Feb 17
A PERCHALANT 5 YR OLD TRAP IN A 70 YR OLD BODY LESS THAN HUMAN PIECE OF FILTH
Pietro Minkya
Pietro Minkya
Feb 17
@Russell Collins
Russell you cant spell, you cant speak and you probably talk like you have huntingtons khorea.Go back to your room and ill call the psychiatric nurse to come to your aid.
Anthony Pendleton
Anthony Pendleton
Feb 17
@Russell Collins
Control your emotions, typing in caps could give you a stroke, God willing!
Brian Warren
Brian Warren
Feb 17
@Russell Collins
you writing an autobiography
Louise Slavenski
Louise Slavenski
Feb 17
trump,HAS,DESTROYED, RULES THAT KEEP INNOCENT ANIMALS SAFE. .HEALTH CARE, IS,NOTHING TO you.SATANS BROTHER. NOTHING,GOD,WOULD, ,BE PLEASED, ABOUT.....
Pietro Minkya
Pietro Minkya
Feb 17
@Louise Slavenski
Trump is the funniest, most balanced and sane president weve had since Jefferson.Go Trump Go.8 more years.8 more years.
Pietro Minkya
Pietro Minkya
Feb 17
@Louise Slavenski
How many Dlanenskis does it take to screw in a light bulb,louise?? bwahahaha hehehehe yohohohoho hahahaha
Pietro Minkya
Pietro Minkya
Feb 17
*slavenskis*...*locochevsky's*...*polakski's*.... // @Pietro Minkya: How many Dlanenskis does it take to screw in a light bulb,louise?? bwahahaha hehehehe yohohohoho hahahaha
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Cordova Pastor Dale
Cordova Pastor Dale
Feb 17
very blind at what trump See's
Pietro Minkya
Pietro Minkya
Feb 17
@Cordova Pastor Dale
cant spell r****d?at what he see's...Dont post again until youve gotten your GED. OK?
Frankie Cee
Frankie Cee
Feb 17
Libtards !!!! Don't put your losing lying Hillary crap on Trump !!!! Go Team Trump !!!
Ulices Cisneros
Ulices Cisneros
Feb 17
@Frankie Cee
your as delusional as dumb trump, no one mentioned Hillary
Iama  Critter
Iama Critter
Feb 17
@Frankie Cee
Only you Trump zombies would still praise him.,The MAJORITY of the country realize he is a pile of dung.
Mark Morales
Mark Morales
Feb 17
@Frankie Cee
lol! team trump! that would be hilarious!
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Antonio Quaranta
Antonio Quaranta
Feb 17
how can we belive what he say.
Anthony Pendleton
Anthony Pendleton
Feb 17
@Antonio Quaranta
How can you say you speak English?
Pietro Minkya
Pietro Minkya
Feb 17
@Antonio Quaranta
How can we belive...belive....belive...wait its...believe....believe....When can we start to see wetbacks who are illegal deported at the rate of 25,000 a day.And triple the number of border guards.Gun down any wetbacks trying to sneak in.Surface to air any cartel air drones,planes anything.Bunker buster every square mile before building the wall to wipe out all tunnel rats undergound.Then electrify the wall to incinerate ivan guzman when the sneaky pendejo tries to come in.
Antonio Quaranta
Antonio Quaranta
Feb 17
I hope they can find out soon what's wrong with him.
Pietro Minkya
Pietro Minkya
Feb 17
@Antonio Quaranta
Youll be deported while Trump is eating a platinum quality meatloaf lunch.
Pietro Minkya
Pietro Minkya
Feb 17
@Antonio Quaranta
Trump.is succesful and it bothers you,puto.
Stuart Barnes
Stuart Barnes
Feb 17
I, voted Trump.
Carolyn Campbell
Carolyn Campbell
Feb 17
@Stuart Barnes
what you have to understand he's a actor not a President
Scott Harris
Scott Harris
Feb 17
@Stuart Barnes
and you need to go pepper your p***y too
Maggie Pi
Maggie Pi
Feb 17
@Stuart Barnes
You must be SO O O O proud of your deplorable self! Congrats, Bozo, you voted a lying maniac into what USED to be the most highly respected office in the world! // @Stuart Barnes: I, voted Trump.
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Thomas Huntress
Thomas Huntress
Feb 17
whacky liberal writers on a non stop frenzy whacking off over every trump spoken words and orgasiming over their own.
Iama  Critter
Iama Critter
Feb 17
@Thomas Huntress
Obviously you didn't watch his press conference. If you did you are a Trump zombie
Mark Morales
Mark Morales
Feb 17
@Thomas Huntress
um no, its just his stupidity is outrageous!
Pietro Minkya
Pietro Minkya
Feb 17
@Thomas Huntress
Yes.Yes.Yes...lol...lol...
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Linda McWilliams
Linda McWilliams
Feb 17
No shit Sherlock Holmes. There is something very wrong and bad with Trump. Being a fascist and a constant liar may be part of his mental illness. He must be impeached.
Pietro Minkya
Pietro Minkya
Feb 17
@Linda McWilliams
Linda you are a complete and utter moron.Trump is more sane than both your parents combined.
Anthony Pendleton
Anthony Pendleton
Feb 17
@Linda McWilliams
Linda, you are a silly troll who does nothing more than prattle off the text of those who are much smarter than you! By the way that is not saying much, so where does that leave you?
Anthony Passerella
Anthony Passerella
Feb 17
@Linda McWilliams
all liberal wenches must die please.you are poison to my country.
Phyllis Boyd
Phyllis Boyd
Feb 17
Trump is off the chain! Obama inherited a dam mess! Bush left Obama a f*****g. mess the people who own the bank robbed the bank "Taxpayers bailed them out Detroit was not duilding cars but did "Obama cry hell no Obama inherited a dam mess awar since 1999 for real!
Mark Morales
Mark Morales
Feb 17
@Phyllis Boyd
NO JOKE!!! trump is the Joke in chief!
Pietro Minkya
Pietro Minkya
Feb 17
@Phyllis Boyd
Obama was a damn mess ,a psychotic, a gay crossdresser.Thank GOD that coon is back on the backporch saying "yeehah michael well jumpin jehosophat theres another train we can wave at n***a".Thats what these 2 obama retards do all day long.They wave at passing trains like 2 porch monkeys fed a banana every half hour.
Andrea Lynne fuller
Andrea Lynne fuller
Feb 17
@Phyllis Boyd
Phyllis, you are downright special
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Pil Arentz
Pil Arentz
Feb 17
nothing is wrong with trump. he doesn't know anything. his brain is sleeping.
Iama  Critter
Iama Critter
Feb 17
@Pil Arentz
And you don't think that is something wrong?
Pietro Minkya
Pietro Minkya
Feb 17
@Pil Arentz
He is far far ahead of you or any of the drug addicted members of your failed family.
Pil Arentz
Pil Arentz
Feb 17
Cee, you are one stupid guy like trump. you should Marry to him. good couple.
Pietro Minkya
Pietro Minkya
Feb 17
@Pil Arentz
Pil can you speekee eenglish orr arr u a wetback puto? VETE A LA VERGA D'AMERICA.
Pietro Minkya
Pietro Minkya
Feb 17
@Pil Arentz
Pil I am hereby deporting your wetback a*s to Sineloa.
Elaine Havard
Elaine Havard
Feb 17
it is true they imply things that are not true... my grandmother who was a writer and a poet told me once that there was nothing greater than the power of suggestion that it was stronger than the atom bomb..and it is true...thats why it is so important to tell the truth in reporting anything....or it can destroy a person...
Iama  Critter
Iama Critter
Feb 17
@Elaine Havard
Video shows the truth. watch his press conference
Pietro Minkya
Pietro Minkya
Feb 17
@Elaine Havard
All the media can do is lie.But they only scare the anti trumpsters because were hip to their lies.
Doris Allen
Doris Allen
Feb 17
@Elaine Havard
You don't have to suggest any thing with this dude. It's on full display
Elaine Havard
Elaine Havard
Feb 17
to report the truth or it can destroy a person...
Pietro Minkya
Pietro Minkya
Feb 17
@Elaine Havard
Elaine ,TRUMP is TRUTH.
Doris Allen
Doris Allen
Feb 17
@Elaine Havard
To believe lies can too
Muta Baruka
Muta Baruka
Feb 17
you thought the conference was not the usual boring lies and scripted promises of past leadership ! inquiring minds knows better !!!
Pietro Minkya
Pietro Minkya
Feb 17
@Muta Baruka
Buta Maraka Colakka
Pietro Minkya
Pietro Minkya
Feb 17
@Muta Baruka
MUTAH HARAM BARAKA KOKWACKA GIMME A CRACKA
Debra Emert
Debra Emert
Feb 17
More divisive news to keep hounding Trump. Most all of the news is so against President Trump they wouldn't know good news from the bad. They are so use to trashing this presidency that no one wants to hear their garbage any more. The people can also shut down news agencies by turning them off. I was always told as a child if you don't have anything good to say about someone then say nothing at all. Good advice it keeps you out of trouble that way.
Deetta Call
Deetta Call
Feb 17
@Debra Emert
then why is Trump still talking then?
Carolyn Campbell
Carolyn Campbell
Feb 17
@Debra Emert
you are a fool too and not human
Iama  Critter
Iama Critter
Feb 17
@Debra Emert
Trump zombies... I guess you didn't watch his press conference.,If you did and think he is fine, you are mentally ill like he is
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JJ johnson
JJ johnson
Feb 17
I know what's wrong with Trump he is big clown and not even in a funny way a non- legitimate president step aside and let a real President do the Job
Pietro Minkya
Pietro Minkya
Feb 17
@JJ johnson
JJ ,you and the hoe in the pic are SUPERCLOWNS.Accept your president TRUMP who will be YOUR PRESIDENT for 8 more tears.
William Brignardello
William Brignardello
Feb 17
what an idiot every pres inherits a mess that's your job. no education
Pietro Minkya
Pietro Minkya
Feb 17
@William Brignardello
No idiot at all.What he inherited from Obama was the worst since george washington.No president has left such a mess as niggnin obama.The yard ape and his yard ape in heels HE/SHE really messed up bad.
Doris Allen
Doris Allen
Feb 17
@William Brignardello
Liar. GEORGE BUSH didn't
Pietro Minkya
Pietro Minkya
Feb 17
@William Brignardello
William you are a moron.Ive read your other ESN posts and dude you are Educationally Sub Normal(=ESN).