Sunday, April 03, 2016

Donald Trump admits a mistake, and surprisingly it is NOT having Sarah Palin speak on his behalf.

Courtesy of CNN:

Donald Trump admitted to The New York Times on Saturday that retweeting an unflattering photo of Heidi Cruz was a mistake and that he would not do it again if given the opportunity. 

"Yeah, it was a mistake," he told columnist Maureen Dowd. "If I had to do it again, I wouldn't have sent it."

I don't buy this. Trump had more than a week to apologize for the tweet, and instead he made excuses or doubled down and claimed that Cruz started it first.

But now suddenly he is admitting it was mistake because a female reporter is confronting him? 

Sounds like more pandering to me.

Speaking of admitting mistakes, I wonder if Trump will admit it was a mistake to fan the flames of violence at his rallies, now that he is about to be sued for the one in Kentucky?


  1. Anonymous6:33 AM

    I would never presume to know what is going through Trump's deranged mind. But if he gets the nomination and picks Palin as his running mate, I will bet good money he has set a lot if this up so that we can all say, "Hello, Madame President!". I would love to see him actively use Palin to get a Democrat in the White House to carry on Obama's outstanding job.

    1. Anonymous8:08 AM

      I think Trump is a jerk, but I seriously doubt he'd pick Sarah Palin as his running mate.

      I'm sure too that she and Todd have been vetted by his team and that assuredly stopped the thought of putting her on his ticket.

      He's currently 'using' her for any votes she might bring his way, which would be the extreme right IF any!

  2. Anonymous6:40 AM

    Dowd's Op-Ed is good.

    Given his draconian comment, sending women back to back alleys, I had to ask: When he was a swinging bachelor in Manhattan, was he ever involved with anyone who had an abortion?

    “Such an interesting question,” he said. “So what’s your next question?”
    He added: “You know, there are a lot of people who say, ‘Don’t change.’ I can be as presidential as anybody who ever lived. I can be so presidential if I want.”

    Then start.

  3. Anonymous6:43 AM

    Oh, noes. His fans won't like this "caving" - or as normal people call it, being civilized.

    1. Anonymous8:25 AM

      That's right. They loved it.

  4. Anonymous6:43 AM

    Trump is toast; buttered toast. I'm glad.

    1. Anonymous6:52 AM

      Burnt buttered toast!

  5. Anonymous6:44 AM

    Today's New York Post has an article on Ivana and her support of The Donald. "We need immigrants. Who’s going to vacuum our living rooms and clean up after us? Americans don’t like to do that.”


    1. Anonymous1:32 PM

      Next we will be hearing "Let them eat cake"

  6. Anonymous6:51 AM

    While I can imagine the scenario where Trump does get the GOP nomination, I cannot fathom him choosing Palin as his running mate. First, Sarah doesn't like to work. We all know that. Speechafyin is so much easier and it pays well. Second, if Teump wants to shore up his support among Republican women, he'd need to find an actual intelligent woman that can speak coherently. And we all know that isn't Palin.

  7. Anonymous7:20 AM

    In Pictures: Sarah Palin’s Spectacular Wisconsin Crash And Burn

    Behold the cringing in second hand embarrassment, the dismay, the boredom and the contempt on the faces of Wisconsin Republicans' faces during Sarah Palin's pro-Trump speech Friday evening.

  8. Anonymous7:23 AM

    Redstate is so over Sarah and they hate Trump.

    Conservative talk show host Charlie Sykes said the key to understanding Donald Trump is that there is no there there:

    As we’ve said over and over, Donald Trump has the ability to beclown and otherwise diminish anyone who associates with him. Can anyone say that Chris Christie or Ben Carson have enhanced their public image by their slavish tongue-bathing of Trump’s glutes? No. They can’t. But perhaps no one has fallen further in the esteem of conservatives than Sarah Palin.

    The former Alaska governor was shilling for Donald Trump in Milwaukee last night and it was not pretty.

  9. Anonymous7:31 AM

    Use these, Gryph!

  10. Anonymous7:41 AM

    Today's 'big' event for Sarah...

    There are several events going on at Zingers & Flingers, Inc. this weekend, but we are very excited to inform you that Sarah Palin will be stopping by to visit this Sunday April 3rd from 12:45 to 1:45 showing her support for Donald Trump.
    We hope to see you there as well! Thank you for supporting our second amendment rights!

  11. Anonymous7:43 AM

    maodeedee • 11 hours ago

    Dowd seems to be fascinated with Trump much in the same way people are fascinated by a wreck on the highway. In her last column on Trump, the Dowdy old Dowd described Trump's fixation with Megyn Kelly :

    "Due to his inability to let go of his chew toy Megyn Kelly, Trump drew a remarkable rebuke Friday night from Fox News after he called for a boycott of her show and tweeted that she was “crazy” and “sick.” Fox painted Trump as a stalker, saying he had an “extreme, sick obsession” with the anchor. Unable to resist, even though he knows I respect Kelly, he also described her to me as a “total whack job” with “no talent.”

    Trump may live to regret capturing the attention of Mo Dowd. Her coverage of him may not be as favorable as the overall coverage that the rest of the media seems to be willing to give him. The Donald may wish he had Ducked a Dowd interview just as painstakingly as he's ducked debates with Ted Cruz. Maybe the Donald just doesn't know when to Duck

  12. Anonymous7:46 AM

    El Trumpo had a testy interview with Chris Wallace on Fox News where he said he regretted the retweet of the insult to Heidi Cruz, tried to explain away his idiocy on abortion, and reiterated his position that NATO is “obsolete.” But he really got angry when Wallace forced him to admit that he has no evidence that Ted Cruz attacked him.

    Watch below:

  13. Anonymous7:48 AM

    Fucking Lisa . She is a ignore fool>

    1. Anonymous8:11 AM


    2. Anonymous9:09 AM

      Alaska has three folks representing Alaska in the United States Congress that sorely need to be replaced!

      Lisa ALWAYS says one thing and does another (i.e. today's switch was one of many!) and Don Young has been in the 'do nothing' Congress for way too long. He's grown elderly in front of our eyes and has been embarrassing to watch on many, many occasions!

      And, then there is the guy supposedly representing Alaska, who lived in Alaska a limited time, but was actually from Ohio - Sullivan.

      Alaskans truly need to vote more wisely! The folks currently in D.C. do not represent us. They are nothing but 'career' politicians that should have had term limits! Plus, they've all gained substantial personal wealth by being back there supposedly working for Alaskans! I find it being all about their own self interest.

      Change your laws, Alaska! Put in term limits for all folks elected - both in the Alaska Legislature and the United States Congress.

      Also, pay close attention to the money that Murkowski is currently putting together for her next reelection bid! (She almost lost her last reelection bid.) It's all about money! But, we can vote her out of office in spite of all the Republican money she throws at her race (from national sources, lobbyist groups, the Republican Party and substantially less money from Alaskans or Alaska!).

      Alaska needs new representation - same goes for the majority (Republican) in the Alaska Legislature that are also doing ZERO work that benefits Alaskans! They actually allowed the State of Alaska to go in the red!

      And, Alaskans are going to be the ones having to pay for their dastardly deeds in the form of taxes, lower PFDs, etc. for the decisions of the majority in the Alaska Legislature!

      Come to think of it, the woman from Eagle River (married a guy in the Juneau area within the past year) needs to go too - Ms. Fairclough. She heads the Finance Committee in the Alaska Legislature and helped initiate the spending habits that put us in the red! (They need to cut all of those big projects that we cannot afford!) Mrs. Fairclough is also a Republican and has served way too long. Rumor has it that she wants to run for Governor of Alaska eventually - heaven forbid!

      Alaska badly needs change!

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  16. Anonymous8:15 AM

    My, how the mighty have fallen. Sarah has gone from being the GOP's sweetheart to turning [political] tricks for the biggest political pimp in the history of the nation. Eight years ago I was smitten by virtually everything about her. Now, I can no longer bear to hear her voice. Eight years ago I would have been willing to watch and listen as she read the phone book. Today, 20 minutes of her flogging Trump's candidacy was more than I could endure.

    What happened to ya, Sarah?

  17. Anonymous8:41 AM

    From his CNN interview in July:

    "Why do I have to ask for forgiveness if you're not making mistakes? I work hard, I'm an honorable person."

    So, is this a historic moment? Is this Trump's first ever mistake?

    1. Anonymous9:17 AM

      Melania must love money first and foremost.
      Why else marry someone with a God complex?

      He also makes people sign contracts that they will never speak bad of him no matter how deals turn out, and that includes ex wives.

    2. Anonymous10:18 AM

      9:17 -
      There is no amount of money in the world that would convince me to marry that disgusting excuse for a human being.

  18. Annony thanks for posting this link.
    I bet Sarah and daughters hate hate hate this cartoon!

  19. Anonymous8:52 AM

    Yesterday he was explaining something that people hadn't even seen yet. On Saturday he was explaining an interview to be shown on Sunday's Face the Nation. I'd have to watch his idiotic rally to find the exact moment when he did this, but here's a link to the quote and to what CBS said in reply. Just like Trump did with Chris Matthews, he tried telling the public that his words had been edited. The moment when he said this at his rally in Racine was so f'ing cheesy and Trump was so, so gross as he mocked things. I saw the clip on the news but just can't bring myself to watch his whole speech to locate it. But it's worth looking for for the laugh.

  20. Anonymous10:11 AM

    The thing is that after you start a war with another country you can't just take it back a week or so later.

    1. Anonymous10:16 AM

      "Ooops, never mind! So sorry about all those bombs and dead people but the generals just misunderstood what I said. It was a convoluted conversation, but I really was right because I'm ALWAYS right."

    2. Anonymous11:01 AM

      It killed me when he said that the interview question with Matthews was "convoluted." He tried turning the questioning onto Chris and Chris had to keep bringing it back to him and to get him to answer. Trump always does that thing of making the other person have to respond, and hopefully squirm, but Chris was having none of it. Trump thinks he's such a master, but his techniques are so Rhetoric 101 to the pros.

  21. Anonymous1:01 PM

    I'm pretty sure he was coached to 'admit his mistake' during his GOP meeting with Reince Priebus. Seeing the almost inevitable fact the Trump will be the nominee, the GOP, though they don't like him, need to at least try to get him to temper himself. Lost cause, of course, but they have to try.

  22. Anonymous1:49 PM

    The only reason he "admits he made a mistake" is because it went over like a lead balloon.

    Trump opens his mouth and puts his foot in constantly, then he retracts what he says or does.

    My feeling is that is the real Trump, then his handlers tell him it was stupid and infantile, so he lies and says he never said it, it was edited, misinterpreted or(fill-in-the blank excuse).

    He should be called "Never takes responsibility for his actions Trump". The bankruptcies were other peoples fault,blah blah blah

    We thought GW was a crappy president, let's hope we don't find out how bad Trump would be.

  23. Anita Winecooler4:45 PM

    The man, and I use the term "man" loosely and with a large dash of poetic licence, is a stupid pos with no concept of civility nor masculinity in it's truest sense. Sorry, I'm with Gryphen, he had plenty of time for a non apology apology, and thought by sending Sarah Palin's Vajayjay out to surrogate for him, people would automatically think, "See? He doesn't hate women as much as people thought". So he sends the thwunk to do his job, then tweets a semi apology.
    Sorry, Donald, if you like barbie girls full of silicone and plastered in makeup, go intercourse your brains out, Melania isn't a "catch", and the comparison does nothing for your brand. You're a bully in a sandbox who's had his fill of clumps till someone told you it was a litter pan.
    Wait till the polls come in and you see how much help Sarah's vajayjay did for you, next time, send Melania out as your bulldog with lipstick.No notes, no teleprompters, just Melania being all first lady like. Start practicing now, Mel. "Ve build Vall, Mexico Pay. Ve don't want the how you say, immigrunts in our country. They send to us their vorst, also too criminals, some I suppose are good, but most are bad and I hear they have three nipples" Bring back the Yugo, make Czechoslovakia a country again" Good Bless and God Night"

    I'm sure she's up on current events, world news, and would do a bang up job of sinking you quicker than Sarah's slow, painful, poisonous word salad.


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