Posted by | January 14, 2017 07:30 | Filed under: News Behaving Badly Opinion Politics

The following editorial appeared in the Los Angeles Times on Thursday, Jan. 12: ——— If anyone thought that election to the highest office in the land had changed Donald Trump, the president-elect’s news conference Wednesday was a depressing spectacle. As he did on the campaign trail, Trump berated the media, hurled exaggerated accusations and trafficked in…

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By: Alan

Alan Colmes is the publisher of Liberaland.

  • StoneyCurtisll

    Like I need the LA Times to tell me his presser was presidential….
    I heard it live…
    We are so screwed.
    President Temper Tantrum.

  • Larry Schmitt

    “We had hoped that as Inauguration Day neared, Trump would recognize that as president he needed to speak and act with greater care.” Isn’t that adorable? Some folks are still expecting a 70-year-old leopard (apologies to any real leopards out there) to change his spots. As the saying goes, when someone tells you what kind of person he is, believe him. trump has repeatedly told us from the beginning, and some just refuse to believe it.

  • KABoink_after_wingnut_hacker

    In the total absence of any policy initiatives, “defensiveness and self-justification” are all we can expect from the orange menace.

  • Budda

    There is nothing presidential about this clown.

  • William

    Well he is creating jobs for fact checkers. In fact, I bet they are working overtime. http://www.factcheck.org/2017/01/factchecking-trumps-press-conference-2/

    • Larry Schmitt

      But under trump’s rules they won’t get paid for it.

      • arc99

        Mexico will pay for the fact-checkers. Those Hawaii investigators said so!

        • Larry Schmitt

          Makes as much sense as anything trump has actually said. In other words, none.

  • Mike

    Damn, if lying was an Olympic event Trump would have more medals than Spitz, Comaneci, and Phelps combined.

  • labman57

    Profiteering, petulant, petty, puerile, pompous, prevaricating, provocative, perfidious, posturing, praetorian, Putin-fawning, pu$$y-grabbing, pissed (on) …

    There are lots of suitable descriptors for Trump that begin with the letter “P” … but ‘presidential’ is not one of them.

    • Nice alliteration for an illiterate.

      • T Gonzalez

        I see the snowflake is at it again. Lol!!! Hey snowflake who won approx 1000 government positions this past election? Libturds don’t like facts LMAO!!!

        • Jack E Raynbeau

          Speaking of illiterate, look who shows up. A little yellow snowflake.

          • T Gonzalez

            Mind your own business snowflake lol. Hey snowflake who won approx 1000 government seats around the nation? That’s right the GOP so stop sniveling LMAO!!!

            • Jack E Raynbeau

              It is my business. We have a petulant child headed for the WH. It’s going to be fun watching his tantrums when things really get rough, yellow snowflake.

              • T Gonzalez

                Actually yellow snowflake it’s been fun watching you crybabies cry about this election lol!! It was beautiful seeing the country painted in red. Again how many seats did the GOP win this past november? You snowflakes could not hold long time blue states. What a joke you snow flakes are. Keep sniveling ignorant idiots LMAO!!!

                • Jack E Raynbeau

                  Oh, my little yellow snowflake. No crying here. This is going to be fun to watch. The meltdown of the Baby King.

                  The Republicans lost two Senate seats. That matters. Especially when so many Republicans despise Trump.

                  BTW, do you really lol every time you type something? Grow up.

                  • T Gonzalez

                    You might want to research the full election results since it seems you are bit lost just like the election for your girl killary. You snowflakes could not hold traditionally blue state’s lol!!! This is comical reading the liberal scum posting about how everything was so unfair. Put it this way, you idiots lost because your idiot president has made this beautiful country into a liberal cesspool for violence, hate, self entitled idiots like yourself thinking you would rule for ever LMAO!!!! Now the time has come for us to dismantle all the garbage you idiots created.

                    • whatthe46

                      pick up a fk’n book please.

                    • T Gonzalez

                      I already picked up your sister lol!!!

                    • whatthe46

                      wow. that was such a clever come back. i’m so ashamed i challenged you to educate yourself. fk’ off stupid. LOL

                    • T Gonzalez

                      It’s funny that you libturds talk about education when you idiots calculated killary winning with a big margin lol!!! Keep attending those liberal garbage cesspool colleges where they brain wash you idiots with all that liberal garbage.

                    • whatthe46

                      so you’re saying, you don’t want to educate yourself. well, it comes as no surprise that you got your limited edition education from your trailer park. because clearly your post means, you don’t know jack. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/102aaae9fc91d095ff7e210cc366d513f1e6ab3c7e7b92320de8b2ea20236db8.jpg

                    • Jack E Raynbeau

                      Poor little yellow snowflake.

                    • T Gonzalez

                      Poor ignorant sniveling snowflake. Keep crying about losing big. By the way snowflake no cares as evident during the election LMAO!!!

                    • Jack E Raynbeau

                      Aww, you’re so cute. Big kisses.

                    • T Gonzalez

                      Just keep on sniveling for the next 8 years that’s all you have left.

                    • Jack E Raynbeau

                      Two years at the most.

                    • whatthe46

                      he’s not going to make 6 months. LOLOLOLOL hey asshole, get out of my country and move to russia.

                    • whatthe46

                      losing big time? why is it that tRump voters are so poorly educated & willfully ignorant? you don’t even understand math do you. he lost by 3mil. he had the worst lost in history, even with regards to the EC. Hillary won despite the FBI/GOP/tRump & russia interference rigging the election. how can you even justify your stupidity given facts? oh wait, because tRump is a white guy. i’m gonna go and read some more of #trumpgrets and laugh my ass off. oh and by the way, it’s your racist-in-chief that called for a safe place for his voters. run along now trailer trash.

                    • LIBS HATE THE TRUTH LOL.

                      Hey make sure the WAMBULANCE picks you up since you will be barking for the next 8 years LMAO!!!

                • Is being obnoxious a**holes all you ‘people’ have?

                  Get over it.

                  • LIBS HATE THE TRUTH LOL.

                    Ahh liberal cry babies. tell them the truth and they will attempt to silence you LMAO!!! T Gonzo is back in the house

                    • Clogging every thread with wingwad jingoism.

                      Sad. Tired. Annoying. Boring.

                      Hope you get your ass back.

        • Good luck yellow snowflake. Your 2,500 red counties deliveri a meager 36% GDP. HRC’s 500 blue counties won generate 64% of U.S. Record current dollar $19 T GDP growing +4.4% APR. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6dee417f10a6b347bab77ec195936b560e6701d7c46b06f54be62cf6c6116851.png

          • T Gonzalez

            One thing is very clear you sick snowflakes don’t know anything but violence, hate, and denying people their constitutional freedoms as evident throughout your sick presidents presidency. Also, what happened to your big win this past November? LOL!!! You turds could not hold traditionally blue state’s that how pathetic you turds are. ..l..

            • Got any unbiased links supporting your delusional psychotic rant? Thanks for proving the 16 year dumb folks Greedy Oil Polluter wave, last pummeling USA via Jesus W. Bush Jr’s 12/07 Great Recession Record low everything since (R) Hoover’s Great Depression! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b51e6fd21470d9229117439044b0b1cb65f66c6463b60639de37811030ac7219.png

              • T Gonzalez

                Why don’t you do your own homework it isn’t hard to find all that information. Tell me something do you operate a motor vehicle? Do you take the bus? Because you are part of the pollution problem boy genius lol!!!

                • Klansman! Breitfart isn’t credible, nor a Pulitzer Prize winner e.g. “Got any unbiased links supporting your delusional psychotic rant?” Obviously not.

                  • T Gonzalez

                    Hey nazi lovers, do some research there is plenty of info out there on you sick corrupt party. Stop listening to you garbage liberal media you’ll be surprise on what you will find. You sheep are just too blind to see the truth. Some liberal outlets have plenty to offer like the times and so on. Now if you want actual videos it’s simple go on YouTube. Sorry nazi I can’t do your homework. ..l..

                    • You remain a debunked faux news yellow snowflake troll.

                    • T Gonzalez

                      If you think so snowflake lol!!! Remember anything that comes from a liberal is fake news just like the election results LMAO!!! ANOTHER TRUE FACT THERE SNOWFLAKE LMAO!!! Someone get this libturd a WAMBULANCE LOL!!! Now, our time has come to dismantle all the sick crap your sick racist party created over the years. Yeah I know that boils your sick racist blood but we have to make this country great again. Keep watching the Clinton’s news network (cnn) along with the other news garbage you sheep love to watch lol!!!

                    • Cuck. We read our Pulitzer Prize winning news, linked above debunking you.

                    • T Gonzalez

                      Keep reading your news Chris lol!! The fact is you idiots lost BIG why don’t you turn over to that page and read that lol!!! Now there’s another true fact LMAO!!!

                    • God luck cuck with the IG investigation of DT, Inc. and Donnie’s campaign Russia collusion, intermediating stolen property, using that stolen graft for Russian Putin Golden showers con don.

                    • LIBS HATE THE TRUTH LOL.

                      Ahh liberal cry babies. tell them the truth and they will attempt to silence you LMAO!!! T Gonzo is back in the house LOL!

                    • T Gonzalez

                      The funny thing is breitbart actually predicted a trump win now there’s another true fact for Ya Chris lol!!! This is too easy.

                    • “This is too easy.”

                      I would think it’s actually very difficult to be so stupid.

                    • Every single tired and dog-eared cliched rightwingwad talking points.

                      Please don’t waste this thread on such tedious bullshit.

                • Like most in NYC I am chauffeured via renewable energy powered lightrails, subways and plug-in hybrid taxis. You Whig (dumb folks) know nothing accurate, provable, or indictable.

              • T Gonzalez
                • Everyone but you knows “0 indictments” Vs Bush Jr’s admin Record Felony indictments, convictions and guilty pleas via Jack Abrahamoff, etc resulting in USA’s first sitting cabinet member Gail Norton convicted and sentenced.

                  BHO44 most scandal free admin since Eisenhower. Even neoclowns at National Review aren’t as dim as you’ve prove to be: “The Obama Administration Has Been Remarkably Scandal-Free” http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/431034/obama-administration-has-been-remarkably-scandal-free https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c5a59f7e4006a51486f54a01ba90892ac884bdee24a58887e1ed20eacd1558c2.jpg

                  • T Gonzalez

                    You’re truly an idiot to believe that odumma was scandal free LOL!!! why don’t you look up every scandal noted ? Do some research sheep. Thanks to the nazi liberals and their sick agenda you clowns were kicked out from the Presidency, Senate, House and many many other government positions lol!!! Yeah, the real American people saw clearly the sick agenda you turds were pushing/forcing on us and we said enough is enough. Hell, you turds could not even hold long time blue states LMAO!!! NOW THAT’S A FACT JACK!

                    • We can’t help but laugh at you ‘poorly educated’ fact free fools. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3f127cb6e57f9cae4ba28d24297ec51fbfe3986017c4d20f287c69c01598bbea.jpg

                    • T Gonzalez

                      I bet your so mad typing away in mommy’s basement looking about you tree saving degree wondering why you can’t get a real job LMAO!!!

                    • Cuck I made my first $1 M by age 30, then sold my self founded IT firm for 3 years gross income. I then self founded two more IT firms earning $5 M in the next five years. That’s why we NY’ers with 48% popular voters weren’t fooled by Putin’s Puppet Conman Donnie. Good luck Cuck and your mom. GOPee family values. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/eedbafa2a2c604905ccdceb43919a2923695599725229d83ae8b33dbf1e5253e.jpg

                    • T Gonzalez

                      Sure you did Chris whatever you say lol!!! Most new yorker are part of the liberal cesspool. You idiots vote for known criminals that is the only place killary could win since she has you idiots fooled lol!!! Hey wait a minute didn’t your libturd president say there was NO Russian interference prior to the election during a press conference ? Yeah he did, he thought killary had it as well LMAO!!! More facts which you libturds hate. I’ll say hi to your mom tonight for Ya since loves those GOP MEN lol.

                    • T Gonzalez

                      This is too easy lol!!!

                    • And there’s another overdone cliche. Jeezus.

                    • T Gonzalez

                      But, but, but mommy my obama care will be no more LMAO!!!

                    • Hirightnow

                      Boy, with the snow and stuff, there must be nothing to do up there in Connecticut but masturbate and troll, huh?
                      Well, grab a sock, ’cause you’re out of here.

                    • Banned T Gonzalez is now posting here as: LIBS HATE THE TRUTH LOL. https://disqus.com/by/disqus_pFI55J7k7z/

                    • Jack E Raynbeau

                      If you have a degree you are owed a refund.

                    • LIBS HATE THE TRUTH LOL.

                      You just proved my point with this LOL!!! The liberal garbage media is nothing more than bias fake news just like your party. I remember they predicted a HUGE win LOL!!!

                    • Jack E Raynbeau

                      Sounds like T Gonzalez is your sock puppet. Oops.

                    • Hirightnow

                      Yeah, it was the same little yutz; banned his IP last time, he went proxy.
                      That’s okay; they cost after the third one.

                    • Hirightnow

                      Bye now.

                    • granpa.usthai

                      anyone – including corrupted FBI directors that base their fact findings on breitbart propaganda are FOS anyway. – So, got anything from the actual real world to back up your goose stepping fantasies?

            • granpa.usthai

              Putingate has yet to begin.

              got a feeling when it does, some numbers will be changing.

              anti American republicans in congress who REFUSE to protect US from international espionage can be replaced – without having to wait for an election cycle.

              retired 3 star generals who have landed a plush political career do not just up and quit because there is “nothing that needs to be investigated”.

          • T Gonzalez
          • LIBS HATE THE TRUTH LOL.

            Just look at our beautiful nation colored almost fully read LOL. Hey what happened to those long time BLUE states ? LOL!!!

            • Jack E Raynbeau

              Why do trolls always use “LOL”? Do they think they’re funny?

      • T Gonzalez

        ..l.. this a sign of peace for you turds LOL…

  • oldfart

    …So much for “giving him a chance”…

  • Trumpty Dumpty

    When I watched excerpts of the news conference, I felt I was watching an utter imbecile.

  • amongoose

    What are your objections to what he said in his speech?
    You might be in the minority, most who watched seemed to like what they heard.

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/28/politics/donald-trump-joint-address-poll/index.html

    (CNN)President Donald Trump’s first address to Congress received largely positive reviews from viewers, with 57% who tuned in saying they had a very positive reaction to the speech, according to a new CNN/ORC poll of speech-watchers.

    Nearly 7-in-10 who watched said the President’s proposed policies would move the country in the right direction and almost two-thirds said the president has the right priorities for the country. Overall, about 7-in-10 said the speech made them feel more optimistic about the direction of the country.

    This is not taking care of Americans. And it is happening way too often.
    It’s part of the problem he ran against.
    https://www.yahoo.com/news/san-francisco-university-lays-off-workers-jobs-head-015039330–finance.html

    • William

      with 57% who tuned in saying they had a very positive reaction to the speech, ”
      You are discounting the fact that the speech was largely watched by Trumpanzees. Americans with a shred of decency won’t bother to watch a sex offender and serial liar. So only about half of the idiots who think a draft dodging , four times bankrupt, groper liked the speech.
      Sad.

    • Mike

      Honestly, it’s proof the bar is now so low Trump sounded reasonable….unless you really listened to what he said…

      His vision for the future is dark. A planned massive build up of the Military and Nuclear arsenal, 100k new federal agents, a division specifically for immigrant crime, a ridiculously expensive wall which at best could stop 20% of illegal immigration, slashing of EPA regulations in favor of sacrificing the environment to make 1%ers richer…Don’t forget the 20% tax cut for the 1% (22% increase for the bottom 12%) cuz someone has to pay for this dystopian nightmare…

      Foxes in charge of the hen houses will not MAGA
      Hiring a woman with no experience, no knowledge, zero common sense, and an obvious religious and political bent will not MAGA.
      Appointing the CEO of Exxon SOS and turning the State Dept into some sick version of Let’s Make a Deal will not MAGA.
      Having a Labor Secretary that has violated virtually everyone of the Labor laws he is now sworn to uphold, will not MAGA
      Insuring less people will not MAGA, it will make America sick.

      This is not an administration that wants to help us, it wants to punish and hurt others in our name … what do you think will happen with a Military on steroids? … we were both combat soldiers and fought in a meaningless orchestrated war that achieved nothing, I’m not so quick to ask someone else’s kid to follow in my footsteps.

      • amongoose

        You don’t think that things such as portability across state lines would help insure people at a lower cost? Competition makes prices go down.
        .
        We have fallen behind in the education of our children, are we supposed to keep doing what hasn’t worked? Or maybe try some new ideas?
        .
        Is securing our border and deporting illegal aliens with criminal records a bad thing?
        Walls erected in Europe and on the southern Mexican border seem to work, why won’t it here?
        That division specifically for immigrant crime is nowhere in this speech, are you referring to the publishing of crimes committed by illegal aliens?
        .
        Where were those tax cuts, increases and 100k new federal agents you saw in his speech, I can’t find them? The only references to taxes I saw was the reference that credits, and subsidies must be maintained in any new healthcare plan.
        .
        I had a lot of problems with Obama’s cabinet picks, like his Sec. of Education, whose experience was administering a failing school system in Chicago.

        • Mike

          “…portability across state lines …”
          I’ll believe it when I see it….You know I believe in a system like Switzerland or Germany …? Why not here? We have billions for weapons, why not the health of our citizens …?

          If you think DeVos is an asset…SMH (she’s a billionaire donor)
          Education success is measured using some complex metrics, we may have fallen behind on the elementary level, but we are by far the world’s undisputed leader on the secondary, university, and graduate levels.
          Trump threatened to stop all federal monies to Berkeley because they refused to allow a pedophile to speak … the exact opposite of what the 1st amendment is all about…Sorry, Trump is anti-science, anti-intellectual, and the last thing he wants to know about is the truth.
          I’m not sure how his EdSec pick instills confidence in you…do tell…

          I was in favor of Obama’s deportation tactics and it would seem he was extremely successful at deporting criminals as a priority … I know of no libs that were fighting him on the issue…

          “…Walls erected in Europe and on the southern Mexican border seem to work, why won’t it here?…”
          Are you kidding…??? Where the Fk do you think all the Latin Americans are coming from…? (estimated to be 65-70% of all southern infiltrators)
          You think they’re flying into Juarez and making a day trip out of running the border … they’re flooding over the southern border by the thousands cuz even Mexico is a step up.
          Every single wall, barbed wire fence, naval blockage, etc in Europe has failed … and last I checked the Berlin wall had been compromised hundreds of thousands of times….there’s books about those who made daily trips.

          Tax info is on his website, he spoke 1 sentence about it in his speech, for good reason. Come back after you’ve read it, you’ll see what I mean.

          The Homeland Sec Program he spoke of at length in his speech is called VOICE (Victims of immigrant crime exposure) he website requests 100k new hires to implement this and the enhanced border patrol plan.

          I had a problem with many of O’s picks…Geithner and Holder, to name 2 but that’s very different from 5 of Trump’s picks that have sworn to deconstruct the agency because they don’t believe in it should exist.

        • Mensa Member

          >>Is securing our border and deporting illegal aliens with criminal records a bad thing?

          Obama was already doing those things more than any president before.

          It’s concerning that Trump either doesn’t know this or he’s lying.

        • Mensa Member

          >> You don’t think that things such as portability across state lines would
          help insure people at a lower cost? Competition makes prices go down.

          Won’t happen. Buying healthcare is not like buying sneakers or golf balls.

          Selling across state lines is an invitation for fraud. Insurance companies will just move to the red states where corporate fraud is not prosecuted.

      • Mensa Member

        >> Honestly, it’s proof the bar is now so low Trump sounded reasonable….unless you really listened to what he said…

        The GOP bar is now so low, all Trump needed to do was read someone else’s speech without giving anyone the finger.

        But, had he given someone the finger, his rating in the GOP would go up.

  • granpa.usthai

    LIAR trump’s first speech to Congress: ALL TALK.

    anybody can say a lot of things that most others will like to hear, delivering on ALL that’s “promised” will take more doing.

    just like the ‘wait and see’ we’ve been waiting on…..

    point of ponder:

    70 YEAR OLD liar trump’s entire adult life has been about bamboozling, swindling, ripping off, cheating, lying, and selling purely fabricated BS. To date, I’ve not noticed anything that would indicate any late in life changes. He’s still the LYING, Bullying, COWARD of his younger days selling snake oil as a cure all.

  • granpa.usthai

    3,000,000 votes in the general election ain’t exactly what I’d call a butt kicking.

    so how many forevers are you figuring on before your anti American republicans start delivering on your LYING goose stepping fantasies?