Tuesday, December 13, 2016

News Conference Postponed

Donald Trump September 3 2015This has nothing to do with the lists this blog is based on but I just had to get this off my chest.  Here we go...

So, back in November, Donald Trump announced - via Twitter - that he was going to schedule a news conference on December 15 (this Thursday) to discuss the details of how he "will be leaving his great business in total" to concentrate on his new position.

As most of you probably know, the president-elect is under fire for the potential conflicts of interest from his business holdings.  The general consensus is that he needs to place his holdings in a blind trust and/or sell off his business in order to accomplish this.  

Since the November announc....erm, tweet series, Trump has stated that he will leave his children in charge of his business and, more recently, that he will leave his sons in charge - but apparently not Ivanka, his daughter - but seems to have no plans to sell his business.  

I should also mention that prior to the late November announcement of the potential press conference he had also stated that he would place it in a blind trust with his children in charge.  I can only conclude that he doesn't understand what a blind trust is OR he believes that the American public doesn't. Regardless, this idea was widely ridiculed by the press.

Now it appears that he has kicked the can down the road, again, and we will have to wait until January to find out how he plans to deal with his conflicts of interest as he has postponed the news conference. It seems that he is so busy filling his cabinet that he hasn't had time to decide what he will do, we are told. I suspect that his going on his Victory Thank you Tour* takes up quite a bit of his time, as well.  

In any event, he claims the news conference will be held prior to his inauguration on the 20th.  Right. I'll believe it when I see it.


*I'm sorry but WHO DOES THAT?!? Seriously, dude.
Image By Michael Vadon (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Lock Her Up! Or, Not...

During his campaign for President, Donald Trump repeatedly promised his supporters that he would see that Hillary Clinton is prosecuted for.... um... her lies?  Or perhaps deleting emails?  Or "acid washing" her emails.... Is that even a thing?

Regardless, we have all seen videos of him during his campaign with a crowd of supporters chanting, "Lock her up! Lock her up!", while he calls her "Crooked Hillary".

He even threatened to see her jailed during the second debate! Here is a clip.

So, now that The Donald has won the election, what is he saying?

Well... it appears that he is backing away from that promise.

CNN now reports that the President-elect now says that, "It's just not something he feels very strongly about".

That's one promise it appears he is not going to keep - and he's not even in office yet!  I wonder how many others there will be.

[Number 11 on my List of 25. ]

Video clip is courtesy of the ABC15 Arizona.
(Yes, I changed the source of my video clip.  I didn't realize the one I previously linked was posted on the channel of... THAT sort of questionable news site.)