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"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

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Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Friday, December 22, 2017

When the Going Gets Weird, Ambassadorial Edition

Pete Hoekstra, Trump's ambassador to the Netherlands, was asked by a Dutch reporter why he said there were Muslim-only "no-go" zones in Holland where cars and politicians were being set on fire. He denied saying that and said that claims that he said that were fake news.

So the reporter showed Hoekstra a video clip of him saying exactly that and asked Hoekstra why he said that it was fake news.

Hoesktra then denied saying the words "fake news".

It was pretty weird.


CenterPuke88 said...

Posting on a phone/tablet? “he died saying that...”, perhaps should be “He denied saying that...”. Autocorrect sucks sometimes.

BadTux said...

This was a WTF of triple-take proportions. Dude says "Fake news!" then, not 5 minutes later, denies it? WTF?

dinthebeast said...

Collateral damage in this administration's war on reality.

-Doug in Oakland

Comrade Misfit said...

CP88, yeah. Fixed it.

CenterPuke88 said...

Thanks Comrade, just was so unusual for you. As for the Gentleman in question, what do we expect? They are fully in the Orwellian mode of believing they can change the old news to match their new spin with a word. I’m awaiting the story with evidence of retroactive editing to some Government pages and postings, focusing specifically on a change in this Administration’s policies and/or stated goals.

The New York Crank said...

Reminds me of a movie from the 1960s, thought at the time to be a comedy, about getting away with cheating on your wife:

Your wife comes home and finds you in bed with another woman. "What woman?" you say. "I don't see another woman."

Yours crankily,
The New York Crank

Kyle Sullivan said...

The problem with Trump and his buddies - is that they lie all the time even when there is proof via video that they said the things they said.