Daily Archives: May 1, 2011

Like Clockwork, Trump Goes Crying To Fox News (Video)

Donald “The Clown” Trump went over to Fox News to complain that President Obama and Seth Meyers were inappropriate!  What the hell does he think his comments were,Valentine’s Day greetings? 

The man is nuts!

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At the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, Donald Trump told Fox and Friends that the jokes that President Obama and comedian Seth Meyers, were “inappropriate in certain respects.”

So Trump can harp about Obama’s birth certificate, then says he wants to see his transcripts and records concerning Barack’s time at Columbia and Harvard, and he Trump thinks that fine. But when the shoe is on the other foot, he goes to Fox News and cries foul. Just a typical Republican, who can dish it out, but can’t take it.

Well Donald, Payback is a Bitch!

Read it at The Hill:  Trump says jokes about him by Obama, Meyers were ‘inappropriate’ – The Hill’s Blog Briefing Room.

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Donald Trump pushes back at prez jokes

I thought Sarah Palin was thin-skinned.  However, Donald Trump makes Palin look like an armadillo in terms of being thin skinned!

Oliver Willis describes it best: 

Donald Trump is crying and whining that President Obama and Seth Myers made jokes about him at the White House Correspondents dinner. Too bad. This is what happens to public figures, Trumpster! They get made fun of. A lot. If you can’t handle the Correspondents dinner, how are you going to deal with it when they bring back Darrell Hammond to mock you?

Politico

Donald Trump pushed back Sunday at President Barack Obama for making him the “focus of the evening” in his White House Correspondents’ Dinner speech, and laced into Saturday Night Live comedian Seth Meyers as a “stutterer” whose delivery was lacking.

Trump’s comments came in a quick phone-in to “Fox and Friends,” a day after he sat almost stone-faced while the president and Meyers ripped him repeatedly, to belly laughs from the crowd. People at tables around him gaped at him watching for a reaction, and some of his tablemates wrote on Twitter that it was uncomfortable.

“Well, I really understood what I was getting into — I didn’t know that I’d be virtually the sole focus,” Trump said. “I guess when you’re leading in the polls that sort of thing tends to happen. But I was certainly in a certain way having a good time listening. I don’t think the American people are having a good time with $5 gas. … I was thinking to myself as they were doing this, you know, the American people are really suffering and we’re all” having fun at a gala.

“I thought Seth Meyers — his delivery frankly was not good,” Trump added. He’s a stutterer.”

Prior to the dinner, after he strolled the red carpet with his wife Melania, Trump said that he actually didn’t think he would get poked by the president.

“I wouldn’t think [Obama] would address me” during his speech,” Trump told ABC News.

On Sunday morning, after the skewering, Trump said, “You raise to a certain level in the polls and boy does the world come after you. … That was a largely liberal room.”

“I had no idea it would be to that extent, where you know, it was just joke after joke after joke,” he said. “It was almost like, is there anyone else they could talk about?”

Trump was also asked if he had learned a lesson from the widespread coverage of his F-bomb-laden speech in Las Vegas last week.

“Well, it was a speech in Las Vegas, in front of a rough group of folks, and a great group of folks, and I got standing ovation… It was really well received,” he said. “The fact is it’s a word of emphasis with that group. Probably I won’t do it anymore, to be honest with you.”

But he also said people ought to realize that salty language is often used in tough negotiations.

“That is very mild compared to what happens in a real room,” he said.

 

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The Royal Wedding In 60 Seconds

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Gaddafi Attack Fibs

The Daily Beast - by Fadel Lamen

The strike that killed the dictator’s youngest son came nowhere close to killing Gaddafi, says Fadel Lamen’s Libyan sources , who also cast doubt on whether grandchildren were killed.

Forgive me for being cynical, but I’ve seen this act before. Yes, the NATO strike on the Gaddafi family – both the death of Saif al-Arab Gaddafi (not to be confused with Saif al-Islam, as the Libyan spokesman himself initially was) and the reported near-hit on the dictator himself – is important for the message sent and the chaos sewed.

But the details on the Gaddafi hit don’t add up, and they make me – and a half dozen sources I talked with last night, including several in Libya – skeptical about how close we came to hitting the dictator. Or that three grandchildren were actually killed, as Gaddafi’s embattled government claims.

Musa Ibrahim al-Gaddafi, belligerent leader’s spokesman – and cousin – went straight into propaganda mode after the strike. “Mr Saif al-Arab was a civilian, a student… He was playing and talking to his father and mother and his nieces and nephews and other visitors when he was attacked and killed.”

Like most of what the spokesmen there say, the regime has so far failed to provide any proof of its claim, except to guide the western journalists in a tour of a facility bombed by NATO. The lack of clear evidence of any death, except spots of blood, just increases cynicism.

My Tripoli sources confirm an attack on one of regime’s building frequented by another of his sons, Hanibal Gaddafi — but not Gaddafi himself, his wife or the other sons. In fact, one of my sources knowledgeable about with the family habits, maintained that the family almost gets together, especially given the current circumstances, which makes the idea of a NATO strike that somehow hit of a nest of Gaddafis (sparing the leader, of course) seem a bit far-fetched.

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White House Correspondents Dinner: Obama Takes On Trump, Birthers, The Media, And More (VIDEO)

The President was in top form last night.  Saturday Night Live’s Seth Meyers had the room in stitches with jokes about Donald Trump.

“The Donald”, on the other hand, was not amused…

Huffington Post

President Barack Obama exercised his revenge Saturday after weeks of attacks from his would-be Republican challenger Donald Trump, joking that the billionaire businessman could bring change to the White House, transforming it from a stately mansion into a tacky casino with a whirlpool in the garden.

With Trump in attendance, Obama used the White House Correspondents’ Association annual dinner to mock the reality TV star’s presidential ambitions. The president said Trump has shown the acumen of a future president, from firing Gary Busey on a recent episode of “Celebrity Apprentice” to focusing so much time on conspiracy theories about Obama’s birthplace.

After a week when Obama released his long-form Hawaii birth certificate, he said Trump could now focus on the serious issues, from whether the moon landing actually happened to “where are Biggie and Tupac?”

“No one is prouder to put this birth certificate matter to rest than ‘the Donald,’” Obama said, referring to Trump’s claims the same day that he was responsible for solving the issue.

For Trump’s decision to fire actor Busey instead of rock singer Meat Loaf from his TV show earlier this month, Obama quipped: “These are the types of decisions that would keep me up at night. Well handled, sir.”

Trump chuckled at some of the earlier jokes, but was clearly less amused as comedian Seth Meyers picked up where Obama left off.

“Donald Trump often talks about running as a Republican, which is surprising,” said the Saturday Night Live actor, entrusted with providing some of the comedy for the evening. “I just assumed he was running as a joke.”

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West Wing Week: “Final Adjustments”

West Wing Week

Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that’s happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. This week, while the White House celebrated Easter, holding the traditional egg roll on the South Lawn, President Obama kept his focus on the nation’s finances, working on short term and long term ways to get away from high gas prices.  He also pledged support for Alabama and other states in the South hit by devastating storms and announced new key members of his National Security team.

Find out more about the topics covered in this West Wing Week:

Monday, April 25, 2011

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Arun Chaudhary is the official White House Videographer.

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