All you need is a basic connection to either television or social media to have witnessed the magnitude of the dumpster fire that is the White House since January 20th, 2017.
Donald Trump and his administration are going through more staff than the Red Wedding did Starks and there seems to be no signs of him letting up. After the despicable events in Charlottesville, he held a press conference at Trump Tower to address the media.
In typical Donald fashion, what should have been a simple condemnation of Nazis turned into yet another battle with reporters. Since we can't fit 17 minutes of crazy into one article, here are the craziest things to escape his mouth in that press conference.
“The Statement I made on Saturday [the first statement], was a fine statement”
After the attack on the group of counter-protesters, President Trump failed to condemn the white supremacists in particular and did not label the attacker, 20 year-old James Alex Fields Jr., a terrorist which is exactly what he is.
Reporter: “The CEO of Walmart said you missed an incredible opportunity to bring the country together. Did you?” President Trump: “No”
By not disavowing anyone until several hours and two statements have gone by, he not only damaged his credibility even more (that is still somehow possible) but rubbed everyone who thought they were in the right the wrong way.
“We have the highest level of enthusiasm in the history of our country”
A totally arbitrary and ambiguous statement that Trump often uses to give himself time to come up with what he's going to say all while boasting a random, uncheckable fact about the country,
“There was no way of making a correct statement that early”
It's easy: He's a Nazi. He's a terrorist. There's a special place in Hell reserved for monsters like him. Mission Accomplished.
“The driver of the car is a murderer and what he did was a horrible, horrible, inexcusable thing.”
While that may seem to be a good answer, you need to understand the context of the statement. He was directly asked if the Fields Jr. was a terrorist and he responded by saying he's a murderer which is a massive difference and diminishes what he's done.
“Steve Bannon is not a racist”
It's not rocket science. If David Duke (This Guy) says that the Bannon appointment was: “basically creating the ideological aspects of where we’re going.”, then you're a racist.
“Define alt-right to me”
He sounds like a third grader that's trying to be sneaky and get information on a book for a report without reading it and failing miserably. Don't believe me? Watch the tape.
“What about the alt-left that came charging at the alt-right”
Leave it to President Trump to start making up terms when he knows he's losing an argument. Alt-left is just the latest instalment of a series that started when he first announced his candidacy for president.
“Wait a minute I’m not finished, fake news”
Poor Jim Acosta cannot catch a break. It's bad enough that he's subjected to Donald Trump on a daily basis, but he is often targeted by the President as well which cannot be fun. It's like getting called out by that annoying customer for literally just doing your job.
Reporter: “Do you think race relations have gotten better since you’ve taken office?” President Trump: “I think they’ve gotten better”
Border walls, massive increases in deportations and muslim bans. To top it all off, groups of white nationalists who would never dare show their faces in public now have a President that will not condemn them unless pressed by the rest of the public. Seems to me like race relations are in a nosedive.
“Ok please an infrastructure question please”
The original intent for this press conference was to discuss the infrastructure bill that he issued through executive order and he seemed pretty desperate to get back to that. Pleading for a reporter to lob him a softball but that never came with everyone's focus solely on Charlottesville.
“We’re doing far more than anyone has ever done with respect to the inner-cities”
With a neurosurgeon as the director of the Department of Housing and Urban Development? I beg to differ.
“You had people that were very fine people on both sides”
You have fine people. On both sides. When one side was a white supremacist group.
“I own actually one of the largest winery in the United States”
Leave it to The Donald to falsely claim the size of something. it's not even the biggest one on the East Coast. By a long shot. Shocker.
To defend white supremacists and then slang his shitty ass grape juice pretty much sums the man up— Steve Nash (@SteveNash) August 15, 2017
If you want to check out the entire press conference, check it out below