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Sunday, May 26, 2019

In the Guardian today, Martin Pengelly reviews the forthcoming book The Enemy of the People by CNN correspondent Jim Acosta, and there are some doozy quotes from the book, which HarperCollins has scheduled for release on June 11. Pengelly writes that Acosta's White House sources: are often blunt in their assessment of their boss. A "senior White House official" tells Acosta: "The president's insane." A "former White House national security official" says staffers were not sure the president had not been "compromised" by Russia.

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A sane (and innocent) man does not act like Trump.

#1 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-05-26 12:18 AM | Reply

Donald Trump is mad in the old-fashioned sense of the word.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2019-05-26 09:13 AM | Reply

A "senior White House official" tells Acosta: "The president's insane." A "former White House national security official" says staffers were not sure the president had not been "compromised" by Russia.

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These people could do the nation a service by walking out on him.

#3 | Posted by Zed at 2019-05-26 09:14 AM | Reply

"...and there are some doozy quotes from the book..."

A "senior White House official" says
A "former White House national security official" says
"says staffers"

Those are some doozies alright. straight out of Acosta's imagination.

How many copies have you loons ordered so far?
If you stack them up with the copies of Hillary's "What Happened?"

and cover in tinfoil, you can make a fascist-proof fort. But leave a space so you can peek out to watch CNN.

#4 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-05-26 03:27 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

Acosta is as much an attention whore as Michael Avenatti, but for some reason they kept Acosta.

#5 | Posted by Spork at 2019-05-26 04:37 PM | Reply

Trump is a textbook example of a multiple severe mental disorders.

#6 | Posted by Tor at 2019-05-26 04:39 PM | Reply

Private reports of Donald' behavior match public observations.

#7 | Posted by Zed at 2019-05-26 04:58 PM | Reply

The President is incredibly lazy and is inclined to turn official foreign policy on a dime, without consideration of the long term consequences. This is evidenced by his cancellation of the Paris and Iranian agreements as well as efforts to improve relations with North Korea and Russia. Trump's behaviors are ill suited to the business of a nation State, rely on trust, because he does turn on a dime, but that hardly makes him insane.

But the orange sloth isn't familiar with the dirty details applicable to each region and worse isn't interested in learning or continuity. He prefers to spend time watching TV and playing golf than reading and dissecting government reports. Some of his agenda is worthwhile, but hardly consistent with decades long Republican and Democrat policy.

Like all aging people Trump is suffering from some memory loss. He is just another spoiled brat born into great wealth and ill suited for the Presidency. He has a business track record of deceit and failure. He is often preoccupied with his many business ventures and worried sick about mounting threats to his Presidency and his son. But that is not the same thing as being insane.

#8 | Posted by bayviking at 2019-05-26 05:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#8

Sociopaths are technically not insane.

#9 | Posted by Zed at 2019-05-26 05:17 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Duh!

#10 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-05-26 09:34 PM | Reply

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Trump hasn't ever been sane.

#11 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2019-05-26 11:17 PM | Reply

Trump hasn't ever been sane.

Either has this site since Trump has taken office.

#12 | Posted by Crassus at 2019-05-26 11:24 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 3

#8 | POSTED BY BAYVIKING

LMAO ....

#13 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-05-27 12:12 AM | Reply

...and water is wet.

#14 | Posted by snuffy at 2019-05-27 03:18 AM | Reply

Strange, CNN correspondent Jim Acosta is believable? Is he know for being objective? Has he been caught in a few or many lies?

#15 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-05-27 06:33 AM | Reply

Is CNN even watched anymore? If the airports didn't have that channel on 24/7 their viewership would be even lower. Nick at Night beats them.

#16 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-05-27 06:39 AM | Reply

#4 that's what we heard for the two years leading up to the Mueller report.

Then in the opening intro he stated as fact everything you rubes wrote off because it was sourced info.

Do you realize how desperate you sound when you continue to bleat that rationalization?

#17 | Posted by jpw at 2019-05-27 11:39 AM | Reply

"...and there are some doozy quotes from the book..."
A "senior White House official" says
A "former White House national security official" says
"says staffers"
Those are some doozies alright. straight out of Acosta's imagination.
How many copies have you loons ordered so far?
If you stack them up with the copies of Hillary's "What Happened?"
and cover in tinfoil, you can make a fascist-proof fort. But leave a space so you can peek out to watch CNN.
#4 | POSTED BY SHEEPLESCHISM AT 2019-05-26 03:27 PM | FLAG: | FUNNY: 1 | NEWSWORTHY 1

Uhm, loathe CNN rightly, but Acosta has had access and can reference every single quote. Legally, that matters, but we already see how horribly Trump treats any dissent. He obliterates careers. These are not uncharacteristic of an autocrat or a less-than-stable genius.

#18 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2019-05-27 05:38 PM | Reply

#18 | POSTED BY REDLIGHTROBOT

Acosta will never give up his sources. Because they don't exist. They don't have to.

He's protected by freedom of the press. He can make up any quote he wants.

The only protection from false reporting is integrity. Acosta doesn't have any.

He's selling books.

#19 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-05-27 05:42 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#18 | POSTED BY REDLIGHTROBOT
Acosta will never give up his sources. Because they don't exist. They don't have to.
He's protected by freedom of the press. He can make up any quote he wants.
The only protection from false reporting is integrity. Acosta doesn't have any.
He's selling books.
#19 | POSTED BY SHEEPLESCHISM AT 2019-05-27 05:42 PM

IF he had a track record of lying that assessment might have more weight, but knowing how reliably corrupt Trumps administration is I have every confidence that Acosta is far more than believable, that the members of Trumps cabinet consider him medically, morally and legally unfit.

Can you post actual falsehoods Acosta has propagated or invented?

#20 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2019-05-27 06:25 PM | Reply

Acosta is a democrat political activist and #resist cheerleader posing as a reporter.

He's selling a book, not practicing journalism.

#21 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-05-27 06:32 PM | Reply

I stop reading when anonymous sources are quoted.

#22 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2019-05-27 07:24 PM | Reply

Has anybody deciphered what the demented child rapist was trying to say here?

twitter.com

#23 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2019-05-27 07:31 PM | Reply

Has anybody deciphered what the demented child rapist was trying to say here?
twitter.com
#23 | POSTED BY REINHEITSGEBOT AT 2019-05-27 07:31 PM

While it's obvious he's doing some pro-zealot harvesting, thus the audience applause, the only response worth re-posting:

Frank Vaccaro @FrankVaccaro2 Apr 7
Replying to @girlsreallyrule @LauraWalkerKC
Denying a stroke to own the libs.

NO likes, but it's the most accurate.

#24 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2019-05-27 07:54 PM | Reply

If a president of the United States is, in fact, a vile, despicable excuse for a human being, who, in fact, habitually does and says vile and despicable things, it is not being biased to report that. It's bias to fail to report it.

If Acosta makes a false factual statement about Trump in his book, Trump will undoubtedly sue him for libel. Let's see if he does.

#25 | Posted by nimbleswitch at 2019-05-28 04:18 AM | Reply

Who?

LOL

#26 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2019-05-28 10:17 AM | Reply

Hey is impeachment this week or next week?

#27 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2019-05-28 10:17 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

--the book, which HarperCollins has scheduled for release on June 11.

No doubt leftists will pay full price even though it will be on the remainder shelf for 99 cents a few weeks later.

#28 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-05-28 10:26 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#28

Like these:

Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House Hardcover – January 5, 2018
by Michael Wolff (Author)
4.2 out of 5 stars 9,896 customer reviews

Hardcover
$16.76
609 Used from $0.25
148 New from $4.91

What Happened Hardcover – September 12, 2017
by Hillary Rodham Clinton (Author)
4.6 out of 5 stars 4,121 customer reviews
See all 13 formats and editions

Hardcover
$12.46
419 Used from $1.09
109 New from $5.27

#29 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-05-28 12:50 PM | Reply

--419 Used from $1.09

Too expensive for a Hillary book.

#30 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-05-28 12:55 PM | Reply

"Like these: Fire and Fury"

Over a year later the book doesn't stand the test of time not because what it says has been shown to be inaccurate, but because what it reveals is no longer shocking. We've seen and heard way worse from this President since the era which is documented in Wolff's book.

#31 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2019-05-28 01:00 PM | Reply

You can find used copies of literary masterpieces on Amazon for pennies, so i really wouldn't take that to mean much of anything.

#32 | Posted by JOE at 2019-05-28 01:10 PM | Reply

On topic, i don't know why anyone would attack Acosta's credibility on this quote. Is it really that unbelievable?

#33 | Posted by JOE at 2019-05-28 01:10 PM | Reply

- Is it really that unbelievable?

Supposedly he's a journalist for CNN. Supposedly he's unbiased and neutral. Supposedly he doesn't have an axe to grind.

Supposedly he has important info to get out to the public because they're in danger.

He'll sell you that info for a fee. It's another $35 if you want it signed and with a selfie.

Run out and git'cha one, doofus.

#34 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-05-28 01:20 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

So that's a "no," then?

#35 | Posted by JOE at 2019-05-28 01:58 PM | Reply

President Trump is a genius. That's why he's president and will win a second term, easily. He's so good at what he does, the left projects all their short comings and insanity on President Trump. PSY101.

#36 | Posted by willsburrow at 2019-05-28 02:03 PM | Reply

--You can find used copies of literary masterpieces on Amazon for pennies

Not surprising. People don't read classics anymore. If young people read anything it's Game of Thrones or Harry Potter.

#37 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-05-28 02:56 PM | Reply

Not surprising. People don't read classics anymore.

I consider used books on Amazon to be a library of sorts; i don't think it has anything to do with how much people are or aren't reading.

#38 | Posted by JOE at 2019-05-28 03:19 PM | Reply

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