RSN Fundraising Banner
FB Share
Email This Page
add comment
Print

Krugman writes: "As everyone knows, Trump stormed out of a meeting on infrastructure, apparently out of uncontrollable rage over Pelosi's remarks pointing out that the administration's stonewalling on all fronts."

President Trump abruptly ends a news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on May 22, 2019. (photo: AP)
President Trump abruptly ends a news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on May 22, 2019. (photo: AP)


Trump Tantrums the Dems Out of a Trap

By Paul Krugman, The New York Times

24 May 19


Build he won’t, and that’s a good thing.

gotta say, it was very clever of Nancy Pelosi to steal Donald Trump’s strawberries, pushing him over the edge into self-evident lunacy.

As everyone knows, Trump stormed out of a meeting on infrastructure, apparently out of uncontrollable rage over Pelosi’s remarks pointing out that the administration’s stonewalling on all fronts, including raw defiance of the law requiring that it provide the president’s tax returns, obviously amount to a coverup of something (and maybe multiple things.) And Democrats should be grateful.

And I don’t just mean that they should be grateful to see Trump displaying his unfitness for office, which has long been clear to close observers, in such a dramatically unhinged way that only cultists can fail to see it. He’s also helped them with a political dilemma.

READ MORE

Email This Page

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner
 

Comments   

A note of caution regarding our comment sections:

For months a stream of media reports have warned of coordinated propaganda efforts targeting political websites based in the U.S., particularly in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election.

We too were alarmed at the patterns we were, and still are, seeing. It is clear that the provocateurs are far more savvy, disciplined, and purposeful than anything we have ever experienced before.

It is also clear that we still have elements of the same activity in our article discussion forums at this time.

We have hosted and encouraged reader expression since the turn of the century. The comments of our readers are the most vibrant, best-used interactive feature at Reader Supported News. Accordingly, we are strongly resistant to interrupting those services.

It is, however, important to note that in all likelihood hardened operatives are attempting to shape the dialog our community seeks to engage in.

Adapt and overcome.

Marc Ash
Founder, Reader Supported News

 
-43 # Rodion Raskolnikov 2019-05-24 14:43
PK -- "As everyone knows, Trump stormed out of a meeting on infrastructure, apparently out of uncontrollable rage over Pelosi’s remarks pointing out that the administration’ s stonewalling on all fronts"


Everyone does not know this. In fact, Krugman and Pelosi are just making this up. Trump did not act in an uncontrollable rage and he did not storm out of the meeting. He simply said that he was not willing to deal with Pelosi after her comments in the morning.

We really should start out from a position of basic truth in observations of reality. There were enough TV cameras around the white house to show Trump's demeanor.

I wonder why the NYT editors allow such falsehoods as this.

Personally, I think Trump made a big mistake in walking out of this meeting. Trump should go forward with plans that democrats have. Trump is an idiot but he is not in an uncontrollable rage. That was last year's 25th amendment gambit. It failed and the people who pushed it have had egg on their faces ever since.
 
 
+5 # economagic 2019-05-24 20:27
On items like this you might want to consider citing your sources. Little balls of dreck such as this sometimes turn out to have significant consequences.

It's difficult enough to get a handle on who has it right, who's got it bazzled up, who's blowing smoke, and who is just lying, when we DO know who is saying what. Are you saying that at least some of the MSM have it right but the Slimes is lying and that's all old Paul is reading?

I know with certainty that I am not the only lefty who has not watched TV for decades, because I have two close friends who haven't, although one of them does listen to Nationalist Propaganda Radio.
 
 
+6 # AldoJay69 2019-05-24 20:55
You defend the buffoon and make him the victim.

He didn't cancel the meeting and the podium didn't decorate itself.

He was seething, and sought to make a "poor me" spectacle. He prepared in advance.

Shumer is a doofus like Trump.

Pelosi operates like McConnell as they both know how to work the controls of the D.C. machinery.

There's your "position of basic truth in observations of reality."

Vote.
 
 
+2 # AldoJay69 2019-05-24 20:57
You defend the buffoon and make him the victim.

He didn't cancel the meeting and the podium didn't decorate itself.

He was seething, a quiet smoldering rage, and sought to make a "poor me" spectacle. He prepared in advance.

Shumer is a doofus like Trump.

Pelosi operates like McConnell as they both know how to work the controls of the D.C. machinery.

There's your "position of basic truth in observations of reality."

Vote.
 
 
+8 # Robert S. Becker 2019-05-25 10:42
Logical fallacy-- straw man distraction from the one and only main point. As usual, you focus on the trivial side-show (Trump's fragile emotional state) and ignore the argument here -- that the ignorant, stupid, tin-ear Trump blew another easy chance to widen his base and become more electable. Whether his rage is uncontrollable or just rage (per many many voices) is irrelevant to the ineptitude and disgrace that is his presidency. Who is "making" up what?
 
 
-6 # FarMor 2019-05-25 17:57
I frequently disagree with you, RR, but you are correct this time. Words matter, and accuracy counts. Hyperbole is rarely effective whether from the right or the left.
 
 
-4 # yolo 2019-05-25 21:00
Trump tweeted he left the meeting because he thought it was a waste of time. Schumer said he saw a temper tantrum because Trump couldn't get his way and walked out. Both interpretations of the same event. Who is right? And who do you believe? Depending on what side of the aisle you sit both are. If RR hadn't questioned the narrative I wouldn't have bother investigating for myself. My intent isn't to defend Trump but only to point out, fitness for office is a very subjective thing. And while Trump may be unfit for office, who is Krugman to pass judgement on Trump? Krugman shows his bias by repeating Schumer's side of the story. Krugman is an economist, not a psychiatrist.
 
 
+3 # Jaax88 2019-05-24 21:14
Talk about "egg on your face!" Rasko you almost always get more Red marks than approvals and more than anyone else here. How do you explain that? Who do you work for?
 
 
-7 # dbrize 2019-05-25 15:54
Quoting Jaax88:
Talk about "egg on your face!" Rasko you almost always get more Red marks than approvals and more than anyone else here. How do you explain that? Who do you work for?


I will explain for you.

RR writes frequent commentary that is often off script from typical DNC talking points. He presents it on a site that offers typical DNC positions and authors, and is read predominately by DNC types, many who entertain the notion that those they disagree with are all “trolls” or “Russian agents”. As well, studies indicate that 75-80% of responders on political sites are tribalists “attaboying” each other.

In real world time, it’s more likely that a fair number of the red marks come from DNC apparatchiks and Brockian hired guns than serious political observers.

Consider the volume of reds as a distinct sign that he is considered dangerous by all the dangerous people.
 
 
+12 # DongiC 2019-05-25 01:10
RR, you would be way ahead of the game if you never wrote a single line about Trump. You sound as delusional as he does and you convince me to ignore your posts if they deal with our president. Are you on his payroll by any chance?
 

THE NEW STREAMLINED RSN LOGIN PROCESS: Register once, then login and you are ready to comment. All you need is a Username and a Password of your choosing and you are free to comment whenever you like! Welcome to the Reader Supported News community.

RSNRSN