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    Re: The Trump "No Answer" on Russian Associations during 01/11/2017 Press Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I never mentioned Facebook.

    There are 320 million people in this country. Please post a link that shows that most of them are on Twitter every day, and most of them follow Donald Trump.
    You didn't. I lumped all the social media together. I have no data other than my personal observations. I don't text. I have no idea how to tweet. I'm pushing 79 and I'm the only one in my family or social circle that communicates via the spoken word.

    I think Trump showed that social media is the way many people get their news and communicate.

    If nothing else he should go down as the candidate who changed how campaigns were conducted.

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    Re: The Trump "No Answer" on Russian Associations during 01/11/2017 Press Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    You didn't. I lumped all the social media together. I have no data other than my personal observations. I don't text. I have no idea how to tweet. I'm pushing 79 and I'm the only one in my family or social circle that communicates via the spoken word.

    I think Trump showed that social media is the way many people get their news and communicate.

    If nothing else he should go down as the candidate who changed how campaigns were conducted.
    I was talking about how many people got their news/message/communication about or from Trump via Twitter. This isn't complicated. You said that most people do. I would like you to back that up, please.

    And no, Obama will go down as the one who mastered Social Media for his campaigning success. He was 8 years ahead of Trump, and everyone knows that he made an art out of it. Even I begrudgingly admitted that both times I didn't vote for him.
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    Re: The Trump "No Answer" on Russian Associations during 01/11/2017 Press Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    I have to say I am stunned!

    When asked and then further pressed at the end of his national press conference, President-elect Donald J. Trump refused to answer the direct question as to whether or not he or anyone directly connected to him or if anyone from his campaign had any association with Russian intelligence. Trump went on a long rant (once again) about how Russia, China, Japan, Mexico and all other nations would respect America once he became President, but on the question of Russian intelligence associations itself, he outright refused to answer the question even when further pressed after his press conference but before leaving the conference area.

    No "no comment", no "I don't know, but I'll look into it"...nothing. He just walked off the stage and refused to answer.

    To me, that rebuff/non-answer is more disturbing than the contents of any domestic intelligence report whether compiled by our federal intelligence agencies or some private investigative/consulting firm.
    If he said no, you would say he's lying. Instead, he gives some far out response; coercing people to talk about the far out answer, instead.

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    Re: The Trump "No Answer" on Russian Associations during 01/11/2017 Press Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by Chomsky View Post
    I think your statement here is an accurate portrayal of what he said earlier concerning his business ties, but he completely blew-off the later question when asked if his campaign or surrogates had approached Putin.

    He sidestepped it completely, and abruptly ended the conference.

    It's in the transcript, if you're interested:

    NYT: Donald Trump’s News Conference: Full Transcript and Video
    I watched the news conference. And I think he said all that was necessary to say regarding Russia at this time. He didn't blow off anything. He chose not to answer a question that was probably quite advisable not to answer given the current dishonesty of the media and their propensity to misrepresent what he does say. If he has been in quiet discussion with Russia in an effort to find some common ground or interests, he won't be stupid enough to allow the media to blow that up into something that it is not.
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    Re: The Trump "No Answer" on Russian Associations during 01/11/2017 Press Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    I watched the news conference. And I think he said all that was necessary to say regarding Russia at this time. He didn't blow off anything. He chose not to answer a question that was probably quite advisable not to answer given the current dishonesty of the media and their propensity to misrepresent what he does say. If he has been in quiet discussion with Russia in an effort to find some common ground or interests, he won't be stupid enough to allow the media to blow that up into something that it is not.
    According to NBC news, he did actually answer the question with a "No" on the way to the elevator, but he did neglect to comment the first time it was asked.

    That's my present understanding, at least, and i have to give him credit for it.

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    Re: The Trump "No Answer" on Russian Associations during 01/11/2017 Press Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    I have to say I am stunned!

    When asked and then further pressed at the end of his national press conference, President-elect Donald J. Trump refused to answer the direct question as to whether or not he or anyone directly connected to him or if anyone from his campaign had any association with Russian intelligence. Trump went on a long rant (once again) about how Russia, China, Japan, Mexico and all other nations would respect America once he became President, but on the question of Russian intelligence associations itself, he outright refused to answer the question even when further pressed after his press conference but before leaving the conference area.

    No "no comment", no "I don't know, but I'll look into it"...nothing. He just walked off the stage and refused to answer.

    To me, that rebuff/non-answer is more disturbing than the contents of any domestic intelligence report whether compiled by our federal intelligence agencies or some private investigative/consulting firm.
    Trump and his people have taken the position that the claims are fake news and unworthy of reply.

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    Re: The Trump "No Answer" on Russian Associations during 01/11/2017 Press Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by Absentglare View Post
    According to NBC news, he did actually answer the question with a "No" on the way to the elevator, but he did neglect to comment the first time it was asked.

    That's my present understanding, at least, and i have to give him credit for it.
    I think I was probably away from the TV at that time so thanks for that. Trump is an excellent extemporaneous speaker but he does have a tendency to incorporate several different things into a single spoken paragraph or whatever, so he doesn't say some things he probably intended to say and inserts some stuff he had no idea he was going to say.

    And since I didn't know what, if any, communications he had had with Putin or Putin's people, I didn't know what he might choose to say or not say about that. I do know Trump has been around the block enough times and has enough experience with a thoroughly dishonest media, he probably doesn't say all he knows about much of anything.
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    Re: The Trump "No Answer" on Russian Associations during 01/11/2017 Press Conference

    Fact-checking 15 fishy claims from Trump
    We put together a guide to Donald Trump's notable and often debunked claims he made at his news conference.

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    Re: The Trump "No Answer" on Russian Associations during 01/11/2017 Press Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    So I am guessing you didn't watch it? There were tons of questions asked and answered.
    He gave no new information about healthcare, he still has not condemned Russia on the hacking, and there are alot of questions about his business dealings that I am sure the press would like to have asked. And denying a reporter to ask a question because he didn't like what they said shows he is very childish. It was a total joke.

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    Re: The Trump "No Answer" on Russian Associations during 01/11/2017 Press Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Fact-checking 15 fishy claims from Trump
    We put together a guide to Donald Trump's notable and often debunked claims he made at his news conference.

    Geez, I read the first three and stopped reading. Absurd, absolutely absurd, nitpicking in the most dishonest way possible. I swear, if Trump said the sun rose this morning, they would find some way to criticize him for that.
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