Thursday, September 26, 2019

“In the old days”

Donald Trump spoke this morning at an event to honor the staff of the United States Mission to the United Nations:

Mr. Trump repeatedly referred to the whistle-blower and condemned the news media reporting on the complaint as “crooked.” He then said the whistle-blower never heard the call in question.

“I want to know who’s the person who gave the whistle-blower the information because that’s close to a spy,” Mr. Trump said. “You know what we used to do in the old days when we were smart with spies and treason, right? We used to handle it a little differently than we do now. . . .”

Some in the crowd laughed, the person briefed on what took place said. The event was closed to reporters, and during his remarks, the president called the news media “scum” in addition to labeling them as crooked.
Projection, projection.


5:34 p.m.: Now there’s a partial transcript.

comments: 2

Daughter Number Three said...

There were staff members' children present, if I heard correctly, who were justifiably upset at how he was speaking. I hadn't heard he used the word "scum" for the media until your post.

Michael Leddy said...

There’s a partial recording too. At least some people in the crowd — it’s hard to believe — sound pretty enthusiastic.