Commentator Keith Olbermann took the press to task for letting Donald Trump get away with ducking questions about his Russian connections, accusing the president-elect of spewing “poisoned word-salad” to dance around any tough questions.
Noting that Trump was asked about Russia at his recent press conference — only to have the reporter turn the question into lengthy request for an opinion on Vladimir Putin — Olbermann said we still don’t know the extent of Trump’s relationship with Putin or anyone else in Russia.
“Trump got to filibuster for 321 words about how Russia would respect America when he’s leading, and Hillary’s reset button and the legal folder props and more of the poisoned word-salad constantly being spun table-side in that addled mind of his.” Olbermann explained. “And he never answered the question.”
“Since Trump chose not to say that no one connected to him had, as implied by the independent dossier, any contact with Russia leading up to or during the presidential campaign, we will have to answer that for him by circumstantial evidence,” he continued.
With that, Olbermann enumerated the many ways that Trump and his advisers have “mysterious” connections, concentrating heavily on Trump’s proposed National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and his murky financial deals in Russia.
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NEW: Trump STILL hasn't answered THE Russian question: were you or your gang in touch WITH Russia? pic.twitter.com/aC9yDR8Zds
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) January 18, 2017
Cop says Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez should be shot following Trump’s racist targeting of The Squad
Following racist attacks on members of The Squad by President Donald Trump and his supporters, a police officer in Louisiana reportedly said that one of the congresswomen of color should be shot.
Trump has been lashing out at the four first-term congresswomen, who include Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).
"A Gretna police officer posted a comment on his Facebook page this past week calling U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a 'vile idiot' who 'needs a round, and I don't mean the kind she used to serve,'" NOLA reported Saturday.
Internet piles on ABC reporter for lavishing praise on Trump for allowing press to ask questions
ABC News reporter Kyra Phillips on Saturday heaped praise on President Donald Trump for his treatment of the press.
Despite the White House no longer holding daily press briefings, Phillips praised the "access" she receives from the administration.
"No matter what your politics are, I have to say that I appreciate the access ?Trump? gives us on a regular basis and the ability to ask any question," she said.
She tagged Stephanie Grisham in her tweet, who is Trump's latest press secretary. She also tagged her husband, John Roberts, who does not work in the White House, but works for Fox News.
‘Trump wants to start a race war’: Ex-advisor alleges his campaign planned ‘Send her Back’ chants
President Donald Trump is attempting to start a race war in America, a long-time advisor declared on MSNBC on Saturday evening.
Omarosa Manigault Newman was interviewed by Donny Deutsch on "Saturday Night Politics."
"You said could it happen here? It is happening here," Newman told Deutsch.
"As a woman of color watching him attack those four women, it made it very clear that Donald Trump is a clear and present danger to our democracy," she said.
"And everyone has been kind of tiptoeing what this actually is. Donald Trump wants to start a race war in this country and it started at that rally — it started with the tweets," she said.