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When was the last time, under circumstances like this, that a President didn't address the Nation? (Original Post) Raven Jan 2020 OP
He is scared to death, has NO CLUE at all what to do, yet it is simple really Eliot Rosewater Jan 2020 #1
Before radio and television. C_U_L8R Jan 2020 #2
I remember it took Bush a long time during 9/11. cwydro Jan 2020 #4
I remember xmas74 Jan 2020 #24
I still think he should have spoken sooner. cwydro Jan 2020 #32
Stop making excuses for tRump. Polly Hennessey Jan 2020 #29
Excuse me? cwydro Jan 2020 #30
The would speak through the written word. madaboutharry Jan 2020 #7
Honestly, i don't mind not seeing his face and hearing his lies. dem4decades Jan 2020 #3
I'm relieved I don't need to hear his ugly ass tonight. nt UniteFightBack Jan 2020 #13
When those 4 Americans were killed in Nigeria/Mali or wherever, did Trump fail to RockRaven Jan 2020 #5
We don't have a President, we have tRUMP. That's something we should never forget... abqtommy Jan 2020 #6
Who wants to hear from him? jberryhill Jan 2020 #8
If he were a real President, he would. tinrobot Jan 2020 #9
Spanky's too busy shitting his pants. greatauntoftriplets Jan 2020 #10
Diaper change. Wellstone ruled Jan 2020 #11
Stalin went on a three day drunk after Germany attacked. DemocratSinceBirth Jan 2020 #12
This I didn't know..If true it would be news to me.. Stuart G Jan 2020 #17
I don't know about going on a 3 day drunk but according to Kruschev Va Lefty Jan 2020 #33
No one wants to hear from him Raine Jan 2020 #14
I know nothing...but have a guess. Trump was going to announce the next step in Stuart G Jan 2020 #15
He is sending bdamomma Jan 2020 #16
In this case it might be a good thing still_one Jan 2020 #18
Strange happenings at the WH tonight per reports Dennis Donovan Jan 2020 #19
Sorry, folks, but I WANT to hear from him. Haggis for Breakfast Jan 2020 #20
👏🏾 BlancheSplanchnik Jan 2020 #25
He is probably busy talking to Putin and Hannity nt doc03 Jan 2020 #21
i don't know but his stupid mug is the last thing america needs to see right now Takket Jan 2020 #22
Previous Presidents weren't sniveling cowards BuffaloJackalope Jan 2020 #23
What the fuck is he going to say? grumpyduck Jan 2020 #26
Maybe he couldn't get through to Putin to get his instructions. MineralMan Jan 2020 #27
In the White House lapfog_1 Jan 2020 #28
He's still locked in the bathroom. Still refuses to come out. nt Buns_of_Fire Jan 2020 #31
I can see and hear him right now....sooo somber, long face, long pauses Peregrine Took Jan 2020 #34
Putting on Trump's pound of makeup takes three hours. The address wouldn't have sarcasmo Jan 2020 #35

Eliot Rosewater

(31,242 posts)
1. He is scared to death, has NO CLUE at all what to do, yet it is simple really
Tue Jan 7, 2020, 10:02 PM
Jan 2020

If he does NOT retaliate, Iran will stand down, they will HAVE to...

This is simple, but rump is stupid, very stupid and the biggest coward who EVER lived.

xmas74

(29,691 posts)
24. I remember
Tue Jan 7, 2020, 10:53 PM
Jan 2020

But it was a different situation. It was an attack on our mainland and he was on the road at the time. They had to get him to safety and then waited until there were facts to report.

I'm no fan of his but it was the correct action.

 

cwydro

(51,308 posts)
32. I still think he should have spoken sooner.
Wed Jan 8, 2020, 11:02 AM
Jan 2020

I’m sure they have the capability no matter where he is.

I think it was a situation (for him) similar to what dotard is in - he had no fucking clue what to do.

RockRaven

(15,281 posts)
5. When those 4 Americans were killed in Nigeria/Mali or wherever, did Trump fail to
Tue Jan 7, 2020, 10:04 PM
Jan 2020

address it publicly in a timely fashion if at all? I don't recall specifically, but I suspect that is so.

 

jberryhill

(62,444 posts)
8. Who wants to hear from him?
Tue Jan 7, 2020, 10:05 PM
Jan 2020

I never understand these posts that call for Trump to address the nation on a matter of substance.

He needs to shut the fuck up, sit the fuck down and let some adults sort this out.

tinrobot

(10,976 posts)
9. If he were a real President, he would.
Tue Jan 7, 2020, 10:05 PM
Jan 2020

He's a reality TV star who has finally realized he's jumped the shark.

Va Lefty

(6,252 posts)
33. I don't know about going on a 3 day drunk but according to Kruschev
Wed Jan 8, 2020, 11:11 AM
Jan 2020

A week after the start of Barbarossa, the Germans captured Minsk. Stalin was in his HQ with leading Soviet generals and officials when he received the news. After being unable to contact generals on the front lines due to a communications issue, Stalin reportedly proclaimed "All that which Lenin created, we have shat away" and stormed out of the room. He retreated to his dacha for 2 days. When Molotov, Beria, and other top Soviet leaders arrived at his house, Stalin asked them, "have you come to shoot me or to arrest me?"

Raine

(30,565 posts)
14. No one wants to hear from him
Tue Jan 7, 2020, 10:12 PM
Jan 2020

is what was being said when it was announced he was going to give an address.

Stuart G

(38,525 posts)
15. I know nothing...but have a guess. Trump was going to announce the next step in
Tue Jan 7, 2020, 10:12 PM
Jan 2020

getting the country ready for war...Putin may have talked him out of making that announcement on TV.

Postponing or not talking to the nation at all, might be a sign of de-escalation of this. Maybe..If there is no war, then it doesn't matter to me how it was stopped.

bdamomma

(64,120 posts)
16. He is sending
Tue Jan 7, 2020, 10:12 PM
Jan 2020

in Pence. Trump is a fucking coward. Period.

I just wish he would have a medical emergency tonight. Enough is enough.

Dennis Donovan

(18,770 posts)
19. Strange happenings at the WH tonight per reports
Tue Jan 7, 2020, 10:18 PM
Jan 2020

People running in and out. There was an address planned, but pulled back at the last minute. Chaos.

Haggis for Breakfast

(6,831 posts)
20. Sorry, folks, but I WANT to hear from him.
Tue Jan 7, 2020, 10:28 PM
Jan 2020

I am old enough to remember every president, going back to Eisenhower, going on telly to explain to us WHAT has happened, WHY it has happened and WHAT the course of action toward resolution will be.

I want to hear evidence, facts, proof. "Imminent" does not tell me shit. I want to know WHAT was "imminent" and I am NOT content or willing to take this fucknozzle's word for it. I want to see the intelligence that lead to this. I want to know WHEN assassination of a foreign leader became a part of our national foreign policy. If this is now an "option" that is on the table, then it will be on the table for other nations to implement as well.

I want to know HOW that unsigned letter the Iranians received that stated the US was de-escalating managed to escape the WH and get out. This WH has more leaks than a GODDAM sieve and is constantly retracting what was said just hours ago. Officials and Senior Advisors are constantly contradicting one another. WHO THE FUCK IS IN CHARGE OF THIS COUNTRY RIGHT NOW ?

I am sick of seeing this blithering idiot running roughshod over our laws and wiping his fat ass with our Constitution. Informing Congress of his actions via twitter IS NOT GODDAM ACCEPTABLE. Nor is it the law. Listen up, trumpie, this is not your personal sandbox. This is a nation of laws, institutions, and time-honored procedures, protocols and policies.

This kind of bumbling incompetence and the confusion it generates is what leads to the escalation of WARS.

There is no room in 2020 or anywhere in this world for this kind of paralyzing stupidity.

If we're going to see flag-draped caskets coming into Dover, we DESERVE some GODDAM answers.

And we deserve them right GODDAM NOW.

 

BuffaloJackalope

(818 posts)
23. Previous Presidents weren't sniveling cowards
Tue Jan 7, 2020, 10:36 PM
Jan 2020

Or they could at least hold it together long enough to pretend not to be.

MineralMan

(146,405 posts)
27. Maybe he couldn't get through to Putin to get his instructions.
Wed Jan 8, 2020, 10:47 AM
Jan 2020

Seriously, Putin is traveling in the Middle East.

lapfog_1

(29,306 posts)
28. In the White House
Wed Jan 8, 2020, 10:48 AM
Jan 2020

sit room... I wonder if Donny do-do is screaming for drone strikes on Iran and the "generals" are refusing to follow orders... and the cult people around Trump are figuring out that they can't let the world and especially the US people see what is going on.

I really don't see the Donald being rational right now.

sarcasmo

(23,968 posts)
35. Putting on Trump's pound of makeup takes three hours. The address wouldn't have
Wed Jan 8, 2020, 11:20 AM
Jan 2020

happened until about 11 PM.

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