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Trump's "teleprompter" speech to Congress

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  • Liberal Democrat
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    I watched Trump deliver fairly effectively his address to Congress. It had all the usual promises from his campaign and very little in the way of substance.

    Washington Post: Trump lays out plan for ‘new chapter of American greatness’ in speech to Congress

    The Washington Post has highlighted key points from its perspective. You can click on the link if you want to read it. My impression is that he is still conning the people by pretending to have well thought out plans but behind all the rhetoric is just more feel good propaganda...repealing and replacing Obamacare; defeating ISIS; rebuilding our military; bringing back jobs including coal miner jobs; spending a trillion dollars on rebuilding our infrastructure; education reform; tax reform; trade reform; immigration reform; and more. Trump and Republicans have ideas but no agreement on most of his agenda. He calls on Democrats to join him in unity...with the unity being my way or the highway whatever direction that highway might lead.

  • Liberal Democrat
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    Huffington Post: Read The Full Text Of Donald Trump’s First Major Speech To Congress

    This is the text as prepared for delivery from the teleprompter. He adlibbed a few times to interject a few comments but mostly stuck to the script.

  • Independent
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    Where will the money come from? How will he handle trade wars? Simplistic sloganeering means nothing. Increasing the pentagon budget by 10% and claiming the monies will come from other programs means nothing. Since we are running at deficits now said budget will increase the deficits due to cutting revenue. Look for this simplistic blowhole to run up bigger deficits during a relatively decent albeit not good economy.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    Watch Bernie Sanders reply on Facebook...

    https://www.facebook.com/senatorsanders/videos/vb.9124187907/10155681411947908/?type=2&theater¬if_t=live_video¬if_id=1488339823595936

  • Liberal Democrat
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    Politifact: Fact-checking Donald Trump's address to Congress

    Washington Post: Fact-checking President Trump’s address to Congress

    Vox: Transcript: President Trump’s speech to Congress, annotated by Vox staff

    FactCheck.org: Trump's Address to Congress

    Trump lies and exaggerates.

  • Independent
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    Luckily I did not watch. According to the "media" this teleprompter speech was prepared by Bannon and Miller.

    But yeah don't forget this an "wolf" in "sheep's" clothes; again "deviation tactics" to fool the "media" and "public". No one should "trust" this lying guy. As was presented by Rachel on MSNBC there is an lot of garbage to dig up about this guy also the "money" trail from Russia. Thus don't be blinded by an "prepared" speech.

  • Independent
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    Schmidt Wrote: My impression is that he is still conning the people by pretending to have well thought out plans but behind all the rhetoric is just more feel good propaganda...

    yeah, Bannon and Stephen miller are running the show because Trump abilities to be president are non existant. Trump is just the front man.

    Let's not forget just a few days ago he gave a far right speech at CPAC. That speech reassured his base that he's going run things like a racist dictator. His base can accept a softer toned speech given congress because they've heard what they needed to hear.

    Until Bannon and Stephen Miller are fired by Trump, we should not even remotely begin to conclude things are pointed in the right direction.

  • Independent
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    This morning Joe, someone suggested "Maybe he's made the turn?"

    Jeez! they guy dumped on people, in so many ways, so long, and has one average\normal political speech, and the panel on Morning Joe are praising DT for controlling himself in first speech to congress.

  • Independent
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    Like I said in my reply; this guy never can be trusted. He's an total "fake clown",especially if you see the squinted eyes and body language. Yes this "Morning Joe" guy is purely ignorant/naive and falls for it, like a lot of Americans. That is the problem with education here they don't learn "human inter action" or to read "body language" at school.
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    like most Presidential speeches, it all sounded great - now can he do what he says is another story ?

    time will tell .... i'd hazard to say he's done more in 45 days than most Presidents have

  • Independent
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    conservativecat Wrote:

    like most Presidential speeches, it all sounded great - now can he do what he says is another story ?

    time will tell .... i'd hazard to say he's done more in 45 days than most Presidents have

    You must be blind and deaf as well stupid. Please tell me what he did in 45 days; only "yap" his big mouth and screwed up an order to not let "Muslims" in. An huge performance indeed. What were the "benefits" you got???? Indeed Trump did not get any "poorer" he still cashes in all the way from his properties; millions at the time. He only "talks" about things as being in la la land; nothing has gone through congress and is approved. Just keep on dreaming and inform this site if you noticed benefits in your life which did actually affect your living standard, because of what an fake "billionaire" tells you.
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    You must be blind and deaf as well stupid. Please tell me what he did in 45 days

    you're really good at name calling

    time is going to determine how Trump does - so far I'm loving everything he's doing. I see nothing in last nights speech that anyone could disagree with

    I mean if you can point out something I'd love to discuss it with you. how he's going to get done what he said is debatable, but what he's suggesting are all great things

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Conservativecat, In one of Trump's first first speeches as a bonafide candidate he promised to keep US wages low to keep our labor rates competitive to foreign labor. Then about three weeks later totally dropping the low wage promise he came out with "lots of good paying jobs" for a new and continued promise. The first promise to keep wages low is totally consistent with conservative policy and practice. The promise of lots of good paying jobs is pure baseless propaganda as well as being self contradictory. Can you explain his rationale or foundation for promising lots of good paying jobs? But based on his 180 degree reversal is a good argument for proving disengenuity. It is enough for me to believe Trump is following teaching of his mentor Cohn, which is to say anything to get your way including lying. And that is all Trump wants is his way.

  • Liberal Democrat
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    One can understand when Trump makes off the cuff remarks that he will seldom get his facts right. But this speech was carefully written by his aides (Bannon, Kushner?) and would have been vetted for facts. So the various talking points read off the teleprompter were deliberate lies...not misspeaks. Trump and his cronies just wallow in a cesspool of lies...and then accuse the media of putting out Fake News. Incredulous. The people who believe him must really be the lowest of the low information voters.