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Obama Puts Trump To Shame By Delivering A Lesson In Total Presidential Class

Posted by on Jan. 18, 2017 at 4:30 PM
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Obama Puts Trump To Shame By Delivering A Lesson In Total Presidential Class

During his final press conference, President Obama thanked the press and demonstrated to Donald Trump how the President Of The United States supposed to treat the free press.

Obama Puts Trump To Shame By Delivering A Lesson In Total Presidential Class

During his final press conference, President Obama thanked the press and demonstrated to Donald Trump how the President Of The United States supposed to treat the free press.

Obama thanked the press and said, “I have enjoyed working with all of you. That, of course, doesn’t mean that I’ve enjoyed every story that you have filed, but that’s the point of this relationship. You’re not supposed to be sycophants. You’re supposed to be skeptics. You’re supposed to ask me tough questions. You’re not supposed to be complimentary, but you’re supposed to cast a critical eye on folks who hold enormous power, and make sure that we are accountable to the people who sent us here.”

President Obama understands how the president and press relationship is supposed to work. The media is not a president’s cheering section. The free press does not exist to give the president good publicity. Presidents don’t get rate the media as good or bad based on the tone of the coverage.

Compare Obama’s respect for the free press with Donald Trump calling Buzzfeed a pile of garbage and screaming at a CNN reporter that he is fake news.

The free press exists to inform the public and hold those in power accountable. The incoming Trump administration is doing everything that it can to make sure that the public has as little information as possible, and that there is no accountability to the American people.

President Obama put Trump to shame with a single statement. Donald Trump is about to find out that he can’t tweet his way around the press. Obama behaves in the way that people expect their president to conduct himself, while Trump acts like a low-grade reality television who is obsessed with his own PR.

The United States of America is losing a president and gaining a circus.

by on Jan. 18, 2017 at 4:30 PM
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Clairwil
by Platinum Member on Jan. 19, 2017 at 2:15 PM

Trump is going to attempt to divide and conquor - shape the stories the press dares print, by threats and bribes.

The rest of the press need to rally around CNN and protect CNN's access, rather than think "Yay, one competitor down, more for me" or, when Trump turns his attention on them, there'll be nobody to stand up for them.

quickbooksworm
by Bronze Member on Jan. 19, 2017 at 2:19 PM
They need to stick together. They need to remind the American public that they represent us because both sides don't seem to remember this fact. And they need to treat Trump and his team like they have ADD and stop asking these absurd multipart questions where the answer is some rambling mess.

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Trump is going to attempt to divide and conquor - shape the stories the press dares print, by threats and bribes.

The rest of the press need to rally around CNN and protect CNN's access, rather than think "Yay, one competitor down, more for me" or, when Trump turns his attention on them, there'll be nobody to stand up for them.

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