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The Big Orange Brick
There are many moments from DJT's first presser as pres-elect that put a smile on my face but the best was when he took on CNN and blew up the unsubstantiated prank the Deep State pulled on him the night before the event. If you watch the full clip of the interaction you'll see a master at work as he sends a reporter over the edge of sanity and decorum and owns him like a boss.
  1. Setting the hook (0:37) - After calling BuzzFeed garbage he mentions CNN and for a moment looks (and points) at the CNN reporter at the press conference (Jim Acosta).
  2. Feeding the line (0:40 - 1:15) - Rather than talk about CNN directly, Trump talks about his lawyer Michael Cohen and how obviously wrong the reporting on his meeting with Russians in Europe was - He mocks the talking heads at CNN and calls them disgraceful.
  3. Swallowing the sinker (1:18) - Initially Trump points toward Acosta and starts taking the next question but as soon as the CNN reporter starts talking the finger moves quickly to a different reporter - CNN question denied. Acosta can't believe it and the back and forth between Trump and CNN escalates (notice how Trump lets it escalate) until the hammer blow "you are fake news."


Even though the press hates this kind of treatment, normal people love it. The media are scum and everyone knows that they work in coordinated attack to bring Trump down. Collusion between CIA socialists, CNN (Clinton News Network) and bubblegum news like BuzzFeed is at the heart of this "story" and there was never any doubt in my mind that Trump would survive it (I honestly don't think Trump supporters would care if their man did hire hookers to pee on the bed that Obama slept on). The machine is going to have to work harder and come up with better dirt to wash Trump out of the system because at this point he's a big orange brick and they're not designed to handle him.


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