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Trump Pushes Back at Prez Jokes
Politico ^ | Sunday, May 1, 2011 | Maggie Haberman

Posted on 05/01/2011 10:57:13 AM PDT by kristinn

Donald Trump pushed back Sunday at President Barack Obama for making him the "focus of the evening" in his White House Correspondents' Dinner speech, and laced into Saturday Night Live comedian Seth Meyers as a "stutterer" whose delivery was lacking.

Trump's comments came in a quick phone-in to "Fox and Friends," a day after he sat almost stone-faced while the president and Meyers ripped him repeatedly, to belly laughs from the crowd. People at tables around him gaped at him watching for a reaction, and some of his tablemates wrote on Twitter that it was uncomfortable.

"Well, I really understood what I was getting into — I didn't know that I'd be virtually the sole focus," Trump said. "I guess when you're leading in the polls that sort of thing tends to happen. But I was certainly in a certain way having a good time listening. I don't think the American people are having a good time with $5 gas. ... I was thinking to myself as they were doing this, you know, the American people are really suffering and we're all" having fun at a gala.

"I thought Seth Meyers — his delivery frankly was not good," Trump added. He's a stutterer."

(Excerpt) Read more at dyn.politico.com ...


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1 posted on 05/01/2011 10:57:18 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

attackin Trump like Obummer did is what mary’s do


2 posted on 05/01/2011 10:59:53 AM PDT by advertising guy (.......... I don't crap anymore....... I Kathy Griffin...........)
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To: kristinn

The problem with Meyers’ delivery is he giggles about the joke as he tells it.


3 posted on 05/01/2011 11:00:51 AM PDT by DManA
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To: kristinn

It would be cool if Trump challenged the Obozo to a duel, one week from today, high noon on the white hut lawn.


4 posted on 05/01/2011 11:01:07 AM PDT by Newtoidaho (Liberals: drooling buffoons (politicians/media/ bureaucrats) backed by satanic goons (union thugs).)
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To: kristinn

Good. Hit back. Hit back harder, hit back repeatedly. Don’t let the Lamestream Media get their slanders in for free.


5 posted on 05/01/2011 11:01:40 AM PDT by Yossarian ("All the charm of Nixon. All the competency of Carter." - SF Chronicle comment post on Obama)
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To: kristinn

Please Dear Lord , let the people see through what a mean petty lying marxist America destroying machine this POS 0dumbo and his flying monkey media are.
PLEASE

I don’t remember any POTUS including Clinton go after so many people personally as this vile hateful pos 0dumbo does


6 posted on 05/01/2011 11:02:13 AM PDT by RWGinger
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To: kristinn

Trump is looking better every day.


7 posted on 05/01/2011 11:02:13 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (Birther on Board)
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To: kristinn

obama is going to regret doing this to trump. I’m not a trump fanboy, but it’s unwise to screw with successful motivated people just for kicks


8 posted on 05/01/2011 11:02:33 AM PDT by henry_reardon
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To: kristinn

There is one good thing about two thin-skinned narcissists going at each other: neither will relent. Any skeletons that either has will eventually come out and be fair game for ridicule.


9 posted on 05/01/2011 11:02:33 AM PDT by kosciusko51
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To: kristinn

JournOlista at pull-it-i-co not reporting that Trump also stated that he had taken the msm away from their constant attacks on Sarah Palin.

More sins of omission.


10 posted on 05/01/2011 11:02:37 AM PDT by Carley ( TYPICAL STREET THUG, NASTY BULLY, THAT'S OUR PRESIDENT.)
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To: kristinn
But I was certainly in a certain way having a good time listening. I don't think the American people are having a good time with $5 gas. ... I was thinking to myself as they were doing this, you know, the American people are really suffering and we're all" having fun at a gala.

"I thought Seth Meyers — his delivery frankly was not good," Trump added. He's a stutterer."

Trump, the master counter-puncher

11 posted on 05/01/2011 11:02:54 AM PDT by Azzurri
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To: kristinn

bookmark


12 posted on 05/01/2011 11:03:44 AM PDT by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: Newtoidaho

who and what would he bring to a duel...


13 posted on 05/01/2011 11:03:59 AM PDT by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: DManA
The problem with Meyers’ delivery is he giggles about the joke as he tells it.

George Lopez (who I assiduously avoid watching) does the same thing. Annoying as hell.

14 posted on 05/01/2011 11:04:32 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop Barry now. He can't help himself.)
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To: kristinn; All

And another

Donald Trump Fires Back After White House Correspondents Dinner

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Excerpt:

He criticizes President Obama for making him “the sole focus” of his speech and calls Seth Meyers a “stutterer.”
Donald Trump has broken his silence on the skewering he received from President Obama and Seth Meyers at Saturday night’s White House Correspondents Dinner.

New York Magazine reports that Trump — who sat stone-faced throughout the crowd’s raucous laughter over attacks on his hair, credentials and accent — had little to say immediately following the event.

When asked if he had enjoyed the jokes, he replied shortly, “Not really. Some were fun, but not the greatest.”

Speaking to “Fox and Friends” the morning after the gala, however, the Republican presidential candidate hopeful fought back against the blitz that had left him at a loss for words the night before.

Rest
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/donald-trump-fires-back-white-183950


15 posted on 05/01/2011 11:04:44 AM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: kristinn

The Greek Chorus attacking the man who has spent his life successfully in the arena.

Probably should say the peanut gallery instead of greek chorus.


16 posted on 05/01/2011 11:05:38 AM PDT by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: kristinn
In a game of cards that uses trump, any card in the trump suit will beat even an Ace in any other suit. Trump may not be presidential material but to the extent he can puncture the Obama/Rat balloon, I say, more power to him.
17 posted on 05/01/2011 11:06:19 AM PDT by JPG (Sarah Palin talks and people listen.)
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To: kristinn

Trump is far more presidential than Obama ever will be.


18 posted on 05/01/2011 11:06:41 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (Birther on Board)
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To: kosciusko51
Any skeletons that either has will eventually come out and be fair game for ridicule.

I'd say Obummble is hiding the biggest bone yard.

19 posted on 05/01/2011 11:07:12 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop Barry now. He can't help himself.)
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To: kristinn

Excellent. He came back, right away and in a controlled manner.


20 posted on 05/01/2011 11:07:54 AM PDT by riri
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To: luvbach1

George Lopez is a misogynist, Palin-bashing creep.


21 posted on 05/01/2011 11:08:38 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (Birther on Board)
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To: kristinn

Mr Trump, on Fox and Friends, was magnificent this morning


22 posted on 05/01/2011 11:09:37 AM PDT by Steven Tyler
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
I'm ready to pull that lever. No problem at all. We need an economic specialist at the helm right now;

Trump shows how he operates. He calls in advisors....not yes men.

23 posted on 05/01/2011 11:09:44 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: kristinn

He is not far off base. The clip I saw when Meyers was on kinda sucked.


24 posted on 05/01/2011 11:11:18 AM PDT by GnuHere
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To: RWGinger

I would jump at the chance to have Bill back, I would even take Hillary.


25 posted on 05/01/2011 11:11:26 AM PDT by mel (o fFR monthly...Do You?????)
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To: gunnyg

And Obama would not play by the rules. They would fire and Obama would miss but at the same instant a sniper conveniently set up would take Trump out and Obama would say “I won”. Ok in a really good movie that is.


26 posted on 05/01/2011 11:11:33 AM PDT by crazydad
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To: kristinn

Apparently HUSSEIN didn’t learn the first time around - don’t screw with “The Donald” - he’ll wipe the floor with you. Trump won’t back down, he’s not afraid of the wimp that is HUSSEIN.


27 posted on 05/01/2011 11:12:07 AM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: kristinn
the American people are suffering

I for one am stunned, the country is going into the comode and all some can do is make light, primarily the president.
I didn't find Trump's speech humourous nor did I find it entertaining. Sad state of affairs when I can't even say to my children, aren't you proud?
Will anyone ever stand up to this joker or are we forever doomed?

28 posted on 05/01/2011 11:12:19 AM PDT by SouthDixie (The secret to staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly and lie about your age.)
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To: kristinn
Trump's comments came in a quick phone-in to "Fox and Friends," a day after he sat almost stone-faced while the president and Meyers ripped him repeatedly, to belly laughs from the crowd. People at tables around him gaped at him watching for a reaction, and some of his tablemates wrote on Twitter that it was uncomfortable.

I don't know why yet, but reading this gave me a very sick feeling in my stomach. Time will tell.

29 posted on 05/01/2011 11:12:45 AM PDT by ponygirl
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To: RWGinger

I don’t think singling out Trump, as they did, and trying to freeze him out is going to work.

If you’re either over confident as he is or when you learn that other people’s opinions are about as worth as a magic bag of beans, that tactic doesn’t work well.


30 posted on 05/01/2011 11:13:02 AM PDT by Jonty30
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To: kristinn

Breaking News : Trump, in a mean spirited Republican way, shamelessly makes fun of stutterers.


31 posted on 05/01/2011 11:13:02 AM PDT by Gumption
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To: kristinn

Trump is going to open up zer0 and spill his innards all over the lawn. zer0 is in a battle with a guy who enjoys the fight and has plenty of cash to fund it. He also has the backing of many Americans who know zer0 is a fraud has no birth certificate and just presented a phony document to all of us. zer0s backers are in for a rough ride and they are going to see how few Americans are on their side.


32 posted on 05/01/2011 11:13:09 AM PDT by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: luvbach1
I'd say Obummble is hiding the biggest bone yard.

Yeah, that is what I am thinking, too. Trump has been in the spotlight for much longer than 0, and so less to dig up. The mistake 0 made was to get into a war of words with a man whose ego and resources are on the same level as his. The press isn't helping 0, since each time they go after Trump, he hits back at 0.

33 posted on 05/01/2011 11:13:49 AM PDT by kosciusko51
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To: henry_reardon

obama is going to regret doing this to trump. I’m not a trump fanboy, but it’s unwise to screw with successful motivated people just for kicks
_______________________________

I agree with you. Trump is comfy in his own skin - 0bummer isn’t. Trump has taken all the slings and arrows thrown at him for years and kept fighting - 0bummer cries and whines about people being unfair to him.

The way I look at it, there can only be 1 loser in this fight and I don’t think it’s Trump. To him there is NO bad publicity.


34 posted on 05/01/2011 11:14:47 AM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: Carley

See tagline..


35 posted on 05/01/2011 11:14:47 AM PDT by RockinRight (Maybe Trump's a stalking horse for Palin...)
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To: Sacajaweau

I don’t know if many FReepers do this, but I occasionally make DIY bumper stickers from image files I find here.

Get ‘bumper sticker’ paper at Office Depot, save and drop the image onto a document and print it - cut it out neatly then spray it with clear spraypaint and let it dry.

Usually gets through rain and several car washes before it even begins to show any wear.

I haven’t seen any Trump bumper stickers anywhere yet, but if there are FReepers who have begun creating any effective images which might make a good Trump sticker, please post here?

TIA.


36 posted on 05/01/2011 11:15:06 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (Birther on Board)
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To: kosciusko51

I disagree, Mr.Trump artfully pulled the discussion back to the misery each American feels, and how his set of Business skills, not Political skills, will help the USA


37 posted on 05/01/2011 11:15:08 AM PDT by Steven Tyler
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To: kristinn
Just WHEN did Obama change Indonesian citizenship for American citizenship?..
It had to happen with attending documents... OR NOT!...

IF Not.... then there is a bag of worms yet to be uncovered..
IF True.. who greased the slide for it to happen?.. When?. Who? and How? did it happen?..

38 posted on 05/01/2011 11:16:08 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: JPG

Who knows if he really is serious about running or is just toying with Obama, I sincerely believe that he hates Obama immensely.
However, I do believe kind of that the birth certificate is real, but the evil one altered it to add more flames to fuel.


39 posted on 05/01/2011 11:16:18 AM PDT by mel (o fFR monthly...Do You?????)
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To: kristinn
I don't think the American people are having a good time with $5 gas

Home run. S/B the GOP's response to every Obama comment.

Trump's a clown, but Obama is a fool to get into a p*ssing match with him.

40 posted on 05/01/2011 11:16:22 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Steven Tyler

Trump I suppose is a billionare, but he used a word that describes America now perfectly and that is suffering.


41 posted on 05/01/2011 11:17:40 AM PDT by mel (o fFR monthly...Do You?????)
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To: ponygirl

Is there any video of either what Obama and Myers said, or Trump giving his response?


42 posted on 05/01/2011 11:17:42 AM PDT by RockinRight (Maybe Trump's a stalking horse for Palin...)
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To: kristinn
The President of the United States makes fun of an American citizen and it seems no one thinks that there's something wrong with that? Remember the (brief) indignation with Bush and Clymer? But that wasn't supposed to be for public consumption. This President denigrated a citizen in public, obviously because Trump dared to question "the almighty zero".

This is how low we have been dragged down to the gutter by liberals and their insatiable lust for power. How much lower must we go before the fabric of society is ripped to shreds and the good people start to fight back?

43 posted on 05/01/2011 11:19:08 AM PDT by jeffc (Prayer. It's freedom of speech.)
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To: henry_reardon
obama is going to regret doing this to trump. I’m not a trump fanboy, but it’s unwise to screw with successful motivated people just for kicks

I hope BO regrets going after Trump and the more "exchange" there is between the two, the more I think the "Trump is working for Obama" theory sounds ridiculous. This was way over the top and if Trump really sat "stoned face" then Trump is pissed. If there is a payback, my money is on Trump.

44 posted on 05/01/2011 11:19:42 AM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic (Support our military or leave. I will help you pack BO!)
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To: kristinn

Trump has more class in his pinky finger than the entire WH crew at the moment.

Notice how Zero has given, once again, the public ‘can’t we all get along’ speech during his tour of Alabama, and then fires buckshot directly across the bow the first chance he gets with an audience and a few drinks in him

Trump will have Zero for lunch, make that brunch.

Slam him with the constitutional eligibility question, Trump.

(think Palin will run with Trump as vp or vice versa?)


45 posted on 05/01/2011 11:19:42 AM PDT by blueplum
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Cards

Picture of 4 jacks and a joker

then the words "I can TRUMP that"

picture of 4 aces and a king....

Would I get audited???

46 posted on 05/01/2011 11:20:01 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: kristinn
Obama and Trump... two thin skinned narcissists.

One liberal Democrat and one, so-called, liberal Republican, aka. RINO!

47 posted on 05/01/2011 11:20:07 AM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: kristinn

The comedic genius of Seth Meyers

“Knock Knock”
“Who’s there?”
“Doanld Trump Hahahahahahahaha!”

“Why did the chicken cross the road?”
“Donald Trump Hahahahahahahaha!”

“A guy walks into a bar...”
“Donald Trump Hahahahahahahaha!”

Looks like Obama was riding the Seth Meyers one-trick pony.


48 posted on 05/01/2011 11:20:49 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: DManA

The best thing about Red Skelton was, he was laughing at his own joke because he knew the punchline. I was laughing at his laughing before he told the joke.

I miss that guy.


49 posted on 05/01/2011 11:21:01 AM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (A well armed lamb will contest the vote)
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To: kristinn

I heard a “strategist” officially connected with the Republican Party this morning attack Trump personally—not what he’s saying, but Trump, personally.

These personal attacks are widespread enough to that it’s obvious the “official” Republican Party line is to attack Trump, his personality and past, instead of his policies—most of which threaten the tax-exempt use of communist Chinese slave labor. That’s hinky to me.

These are the same people that brought us W and McCain—two absolute disasters. I’m beginning to wonder if Trump is the man. Heaven help me.

The Roman statesman Cicero said: “You shall know them by their enemies.” He was a wise man, that Ciss.


50 posted on 05/01/2011 11:21:44 AM PDT by warchild9
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