Did anyone actually hear what President Trump said? Or, are they only getting their information from media reports?

Did anyone actually hear what President Trump said? Or, are they only getting their information from media reports? I ask these questions because after all the sensationalist headlines I expected to see President Trump wearing a Nazi emblazoned jacket with his hand extended at a 60 degree angle pointed towards the sky. So, I went back and looked at President Trump’s speeches on Charlottesville and I’m having difficulty seeing the same thing that’s being reported.

Here are the speeches, in order from his first statement to his statement yesterday.

August 12, 2017

August 14, 2017

August 15, 2017

His remarks weren’t that long so anyone can invest a small amount of time to get it from the source. At the risk of sounding like a Trump supporter, I honestly don’t see anything wrong with anything President Trump said. I just don’t see it.

If you want to take the perspective that his first speech wasn’t strong enough that’s fine. But after the second speech it should have put the issue to bed. The third speech Trump was just plainly pissed off at what he perceived as a mischaracterization of what he said.

I think what’s happening here is that since the invention of TV a President hasn’t talked back to the press with such force as does President Trump. The media is used to shouting the questions and making the public figure cower. Trump doesn’t cower he talks back.

It’s hard to watch or read the news because virtually all news media hates Trump. He could help an old lady across the road and they would scream that he’s ageist and should have let her go across on her own.

We live in interesting times.

 

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