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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The White House on Monday walked back a key point of President Donald Trump's unsubstantiated allegation that President Barack Obama wiretapped his phones in Trump Tower during the 2016 election. Namely, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Trump wasn't referring to wiretapping when he tweeted about wiretapping. "I think there's no question that the Obama administration, that there were actions about surveillance and other activities that occurred in the 2016 election," Spicer said. "The President used the word wiretaps in quotes to mean, broadly, surveillance and other activities."

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God I would have to have Spicer's job...the tell all book that he ultimately writes will be an instant best-seller.

#1 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-03-13 08:30 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Hate to have

#2 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-03-13 08:30 PM | Reply

God I would have to have Spicer's job...the tell all book that he ultimately writes will be an instant best-seller.

Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-03-13 08:30 PM | Reply

No until it hits the dollar bin at the Dollar Tree then it will sell like hotcakes for bird cage liner material.

#3 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-03-13 08:44 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

Lol, Laura, it depends on how he leaves his job.

#4 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-03-13 08:45 PM | Reply

Trump didn't mean wire tapping when he tweeted wire tapping.

- Scary Spicer

#5 | Posted by 726 at 2017-03-13 09:01 PM | Reply

Well, he did spell Tap wrong in the tweet so..

Sad when the man with the best words can't seem to say what he means without having someone else having to use their better words explain it.

Oh, and he is the damn President of the United States.

#6 | Posted by Lohocla at 2017-03-13 09:03 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Remember when Trump voters used to say things like "Trump tells it like it is" and "he says what he means"? You don't really hear them say that anymore for some reason

#7 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2017-03-13 09:10 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 8

Bullshirt just like everything else he has said.

#8 | Posted by 726 at 2017-03-14 07:18 AM | Reply

a. liar
b. dude can't even spell "tap"... this is who republican's idolize... and then they wonder why most of america doesn't buy their arguments. they win by cheating and gaming the system.

#9 | Posted by klifferd at 2017-03-14 09:10 AM | Reply

How can anyone say this with a straight face? Trump meant, you know, he was being watched by microwave spy ovens.

HA HA HA HA

What a joke. As if Trump even uses a microwave.

How can anyone believe anything these court jesters say?

Oh, right. Election 2016.

#10 | Posted by cbob at 2017-03-14 09:17 AM | Reply

One of the tweets did specifically say "... the fact that President Obama was tapping my phones in October". This one was posted 3/4/17 @ no-surprise 3:52am. But he wasnt literally talking about it being his phones that were tapped right? Or it being a fact like he also stated....

#11 | Posted by justagirl_idaho at 2017-03-14 09:25 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Wheres the apology to Obama? Wheres the apology to the country for all of the wasted time and resources?

#12 | Posted by hamsterpants at 2017-03-14 09:53 AM | Reply

#1 | Posted by Rightocenter

I'm sure Trump had him sign an NDA...

#13 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2017-03-14 09:54 AM | Reply

This whole thing is almost surreal except there are a lot of people still supporting and defending him. Even here. Where are they this morning?

#14 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2017-03-14 09:56 AM | Reply

"Where are they this morning?"

Emigrating to Canada, where they can get health insurance

#15 | Posted by Zed at 2017-03-14 10:12 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

White House Changes Cockamamie Obama Allegation
From Bowling Green Survivor (on Salon dot com):
How stupid are these people? It wasn't microwave ovens Obama used to spy on Trump, it was George Foreman Grills, a cooking appliance developed by a black man! These white nationalists can't even see what's right in front of their faces, dammit!

#16 | Posted by Hans at 2017-03-14 10:46 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

I heard Nutty Newty on the radio yesterday touting his new book, which is something like, "Translating Trump to English".

You know, making excuses for Trump's lies.

#17 | Posted by Corky at 2017-03-14 01:18 PM | Reply

Someone should check Trump's microwave. Maybe it caught a picture of him snorting a line of cocaine.

#18 | Posted by Twinpac at 2017-03-14 05:10 PM | Reply

Thankfully trump is such an incompetent ----, or we would be north korea by now.

#19 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2017-03-14 05:16 PM | Reply

The funniest thing about Trumplethinskins mouth minions is they are always explaining what he "really meant" like they are some sort of stupid psychics who can see into the mind of a mad man. ironically this is the POS they claimed speaks his mind... and yet he has to have some one translate it... go figure. Clowns get stupider and stupider in their drift to irrelevancy. Counting the minutes intil this thing is over.

Good luck with that wall thingie pendejos.

#20 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2017-03-15 12:09 AM | Reply

George Foreman had nothing to do with the development of the Foreman Grille other than naming the Foreman Grille the Foreman Grille.

He's a spokesman, probably one of the most successful...so understandable that people would mistake him as an inventor.

Ironically enough, he's now doing commercials for patent companies: "People ask me all the time how I'm such a good inventor. I tell them to call Patent Tech!" (Paraphrasing obviously.)

#21 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2017-03-15 12:26 AM | Reply

Thankfully trump is such an incompetent ----, or we would be north korea (sic) by now.
#19 | POSTED BY ALEXANDRITE

Thankfully, this is America where a large portion of the government and military understand Democracy and don't immediately, slavishly fall in line with whatever the President says.

#22 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2017-03-15 08:14 AM | Reply

....."president" trump

#23 | Posted by ABlock at 2017-03-15 09:27 AM | Reply

Why is it so clearly impossible for The Donald to simply say, 'I made a mistake'? He can't do it. He is so insecure and so narcissistic that he just can't do it.

#24 | Posted by moder8 at 2017-03-15 01:57 PM | Reply

Why is it so clearly impossible for The Donald to simply say, 'I made a mistake'? He can't do it. He is so insecure and so narcissistic that he just can't do it.

#24 | POSTED BY MODER8

I think he's going to find that the public has less tolerance for POTUS making these kinds of idiotic statements than a candidate vying for the position saying stupid things on the campaign trail.

#25 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-03-15 02:15 PM | Reply

#25 | POSTED BY JEFFJ

The question is, um....WHEN?

#26 | Posted by TheTom at 2017-03-15 03:02 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Funny how the wingdings need absolutely no evidence to accept this wiretapping charge but requires names dates and bank account numbers with a diagram showing all the connections to even consider that Trump may have been influenced by the Russians before and during his campaign for President.

#27 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-03-15 03:20 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Funny how Donner needs absolutely no evidence to accept the charge that Trump is in cahoots with Putin but requires that notarized memos signed in blood by Obama ordering Trump be wiretapped be uncovered before he even considers it a possibility.

#28 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-03-15 03:29 PM | Reply

#27 and #28 were equally stupid, BTW.

#29 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-03-15 03:30 PM | Reply

"Funny how Donner needs absolutely no evidence to accept the charge that..." - #28 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-03-15 03:29 PM

That's how you spent the eight years of the Obama administration.

Why now the change of heart?

#30 | Posted by Hans at 2017-03-15 03:34 PM | Reply

Live in the now, hans.

#31 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2017-03-15 03:37 PM | Reply

That's how you spent the eight years of the Obama administration

Um, no.

#32 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-03-15 03:40 PM | Reply

Live in the now, hans.

#31 | POSTED BY 101CHAIRBORNE

This one, a long time I have watched.

Always as he looked away, to the future, the horizon...never his mind on where he was! Hmm! What he was doing! Hmm!

#33 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-03-15 03:42 PM | Reply

"Um, no." - #32 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-03-15 03:40 PM

Um, yes.

#34 | Posted by Hans at 2017-03-15 03:43 PM | Reply

"Live in the now, hans." - #31 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2017-03-15 03:37 PM

I believe that exact verbiage was copyrighted by a now-banned poster.

#35 | Posted by Hans at 2017-03-15 03:44 PM | Reply

"Live in the now, hans." - #31 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2017-03-15 03:37 PM

Besides, it is right there in my #30:

"Why now the change of heart?"

#36 | Posted by Hans at 2017-03-15 03:46 PM | Reply

requires that notarized memos signed in blood by Obama ordering Trump be wiretapped be uncovered before he even considers it a possibility.

I realize you admitted how stupid this post was.

But. Seriously. You chose the one thing which Donnie is now denying having said as your counter example?

You needed to be chastised.

My job is done.

#37 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-03-15 03:46 PM | Reply

Nope

#38 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-03-15 04:08 PM | Reply

Funny how Donner needs absolutely no evidence to accept the charge that Trump is in cahoots with Putin but requires that notarized memos signed in blood by Obama ordering Trump be wiretapped be uncovered before he even considers it a possibility.
#28 | POSTED BY JEFFJ

Actually I have considered it a possibility. Because Trump made sure that we all did. Now I am waiting on just one piece of evidence outside of a Trump ragetweet. Most of which are lies and distortions.

#39 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-03-15 04:37 PM | Reply

Well as long as we get to keep our doctor's we will all be fine.

#40 | Posted by Federalist at 2017-03-15 07:24 PM | Reply

Well as long as we get to keep our doctor's we will all be fine.

#40 | Posted by Federalist

Trumpland! Where a democratic president making unrealistic promises in an effort to save the lives of the sick and poor is worse than a republican president making up wild insane treasonous accusations and demonstrating severe mental incompetence and instability for no reason at all.

Come by for a visit! Check your brain at the door...

#41 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-03-15 07:35 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

I think he's going to find that the public has less tolerance for POTUS making these kinds of idiotic statements than a candidate vying for the position saying stupid things on the campaign trail.

#25 | Posted by JeffJ

Since when has trump cared about the public's opinion? He only cares about the 20-30 percent of americans who voted for him, and they are so stupid he can say whatever he wants and they wont care.

The things he's said since the election are just as dumb as the things he said before it.

#42 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-03-15 07:38 PM | Reply

#41 | Posted by SpeakSoftly

Which statement hurt more people?

#43 | Posted by Federalist at 2017-03-15 07:40 PM | Reply

Which statement hurt more people?

#43 | Posted by Federalist

Impossible to quantify the damage of trump's lie. Who knows the long term effect of lying to the public about a president breaking the law? Could start a war, or lead to a breakdown in democracy.

Whereas obama's lie about obamacare SAVED PEOPLE'S LIVES. And that we CAN quantify.

#44 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-03-15 07:47 PM | Reply

And that we CAN quantify.

#44 | Posted by SpeakSoftly

Really? A lot of people lost or obtained less healthcare because of Obamacare.

#45 | Posted by Federalist at 2017-03-15 08:15 PM | Reply

Really? A lot of people lost or obtained less healthcare because of Obamacare.

#45 | Posted by Federalist

The plans that people lost wouldnt have saved any lives. They were the FAKE plans that take your monthly payments, then fail to help when you get sick. You know, the scam plans that republicans want you to have the FREEDOM to purchase once again.

#46 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-03-15 08:44 PM | Reply

#46: That is a lie.

#47 | Posted by Daniel at 2017-03-15 08:59 PM | Reply

Obamacare increased the number of people with insurance by millions. Trumpdontcare will reverse that.

#48 | Posted by bored at 2017-03-15 09:38 PM | Reply

Funny how Donner needs absolutely no evidence to accept the charge that Trump is in cahoots with Putin but requires that notarized memos signed in blood by Obama ordering Trump be wiretapped be uncovered before he even considers it a possibility.
#28 | POSTED BY JEFFJ

#27 and #28 were equally stupid, BTW.

#29 | POSTED BY JEFFJ

Not even in the same ballpark.

The Trump-Russia connection isn't concrete yet (by existing, released/declassified info) but how you can claim multiple aides with multiple connections/meetings lying about it and being fired/reprimanded is anywhere near comparable to a late night tweet rage is ridiculous.

One is a thick pillar of constant smoke while the other is a pile of kindling Trump built and pointed to.

#49 | Posted by jpw at 2017-03-15 09:45 PM | Reply

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