Courtesy of the New York Times:
President-elect Donald J. Trump said Americans should “get on with our lives” in comments to reporters before Thursday’s expected White House announcement that the United States will retaliate against Russia for its election-year hacking of Democratic Party computers.
Asked late Wednesday night at his Mar-a-Lago estate about President Obama’s plans to take action against Russia and its president, Vladimir V. Putin, Mr. Trump was dismissive. He appeared to concede the need to make computers more secure, but was vague about how that related to a possible response to Russia.
“I think we ought to get on with our lives,” he said.
“I think that computers have complicated lives very greatly. The whole age of computer has made it where nobody knows exactly what is going on. We have speed, we have a lot of other things, but I’m not sure we have the kind, the security we need.”
Mr. Trump took questions from a handful of reporters as Don King, the sports promoter and a longtime friend, stood next to him. The president-elect has not held a formal news conference since July, though he promised on Wednesday to hold one in early January.
Okay so as you see the Times mentioned the Don King shaped elephant in the room, but only in passing, while other news outlets seemed to ignore his presence altogether, DESPITE the fact that he interjected himself into the Q & A several times.
Yes I recognize that there was some news made with his impromptu press conference, such as that Trump had talked to the President, his fumbling response about Israel, and his dismissal of the importance to investigate the Russian hacking, but for me the biggest story was that he made all of those statements while standing next to a convicted murder/circus clown.
If there is ANYTHING that sums up the Trump presidency in a nutshell, it is a picture like this.
These are both fast talking charlatans, who each made their money by exploiting those with real talent, and by cheating their workers out of their fair share.
And now one of them is going to be the President of the United States.