Skip to comments.NPR Anchor Uses Misquote to Trump Fan: Are You Backing a Lunatic Who'd Launch Nukes?
Posted on 01/07/2018 4:03:08 PM PST by Kaslin
On National Public Radio on Saturday morning, Weekend Edition anchor Scott Simon interviewed Ed Martin, a pro-Trump author and Republican Party man, reveling in the Donald Trump-Steve Bannon feud. Martin said “I'm trying not to be on a side - it's like Mom and Dad had a little bit of a disagreement. I prefer to think that it's going to settle down and they're all in the family here, you know.”
So Simon suggested Trump might be a lunatic:
SCOTT SIMON: But disagreement - Steve Bannon is quoted as saying -- and to my knowledge this statement has not been challenged -- saying the president has lost it. Now, are you supporting a president who is incapable of being entrusted with, you know, the awesome responsibilities, including his finger on what we're told this week is not actually a nuclear button, but obviously has the power to send nuclear weapons?
Simon wasn’t exactly quoting the Wolff book…which might not be accurately quoting Bannon. But the Wolff quote is Bannon suggesting a second term isn’t in the cards. “He’s not going to make it,” Bannon said last October at the Breitbart headquarters in DC. “He’s lost his stuff.”
That’s not “lost his marbles.” It’s more like “lost his magic/mojo.” Everyone else noticed that Trump accused Bannon of losing his mind.
Back to the interview:
ED MARTIN: Well - one thing I haven't heard yet is Steve Bannon interviewed or, as you say, you know, walk that back or take it back. Your point is taken. But I think everything I see about the president makes me think that that kind of characterization - you know, the one thing about the author, he's - I haven't read the book. I think that most people haven't seen the full book. But one thing I have seen, the quote in the prologue.
You know, in St. Louis we had a columnist here named Jerry Berger who was sort of similar to Mike Wolff. He was a pretty charming guy and wheedled his way into conversations as well as events and then would write about it. And you'd shake your head sometimes and think, I was there. Jerry Berger seemed to write something different. Well, Mike Wolff actually admits in the prologue he thinks he's got what he knows as true as best as he can but he can't confirm it all. So look, I think the president of the United States has shown he's very, very capable, very, very talented. I think the rest of it I leave to a sort of tabloid discussion.
Simon changed the subject away from whether Wolff was factually reliable:
SIMON: Should he be taunting a dictator with nuclear weapons about the size of his nuclear button?
MARTIN: (Laughter) Well, I - you know, I look at that. And I - the president has a record on Twitter. My next book, by the way, will be about his tweets, and it's coming in May. But I look at, and I think that he is - it's a sort of a form that he's used. I don't think anybody thinks that he tweets with his final pronouncements. I think he makes points.
I'm reminded, by the way, of one tweet that he had about the Chinese from Mar-a-Lago last spring where he said, I'm going to let them take the first crack at getting North Korea in line. And they didn't. So I don't think that's all of Trump. It's sort of his Twitter way. But I'm comfortable again that he's a smart guy and he's in his right mind and he's doing a great job from where I sit for the country.
SIMON: Quickly, he says he's a genius. Do you agree?
MARTIN: I - a hundred percent. Nobody - Hillary Clinton was a genius. Donald Trump was a genius. These people at that level are the all-star big league ballplayers of American politics.
This is classic Scott Simon. You know he’s smirking when he’s asking these questions. As usual, the emphasis and the italics are on Trump is a dangerous dunce, and he's not going to let the Republican talk for long about Wolff's reliability. At the beginning, he joked to Martin about how his books aren't best-sellers like Wolff's.
NPR should lose all public funding and instead, have to rely on donations from their insane lib audiences or left-wing ad revenues. IF this were to happen, they’d be gone in a week.
so this attack on Trump is just by the MSM while the Demonuts sit back ?
But it was Democrat who actually launched a nuke.
I’m backing a man that would, if he had to.
WTH does this nimrod think the nuclear football is for? Prestige? Window dressing? (No, that was two presidents back)
Next they’ll tell us Trump has a monocle he uses in private, while holding a white cat.
“Are You Backing a Lunatic Who’d Launch Nukes?”
I have to admit, I did support John Kennedy back in the day.
And why the F*** are we paying for PBS?
I meant NPR but still applies.
The quicker they lose the funding the better.
Because money is being stolen from us, by government, for that purpose.
Why are we paying for either?!?!
both should lose public funding.
So far, this dumb lunatic of a president has managed to outsmart all the leading democrats and all of the left-wing media, and has major successes as president to boot.
Defund NPR and PBS. Immediately. And charge them for the money already paid from taxpayers' wallets.
That should’ve happened decades ago.
Everyone supported John Kennedy, back in the day, with stars in our eyes to boot.
Kennedy was more conservative then, than our Republican majority is today.
At the moment, among those with an R behind their name, I trust no one anywhere, but Nunes. For the moment. Lord only knows what they will do to turn him. (I mean, when we’ve lost original loyalists Bannon and Sessions to the Ozone, we learn no one is immune to betraying us.)
If I am not mistaken Trump has one of the highest mrasured IQs of all American Presidents.
Seems I recall something along those lines. If true, it would make these sorts of charges even more ridiculous.
Now I’ve seen it said that folks with very high IQs are sometimes not able to socialize well.
I think Trump does quite well there, despite the criticisms to the contrary.
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