Pirro’s Interview With Trump.
On January 12th, Trump sycophant, and not any kind of legitimate journalist (she once spoke gushing of him at one of own rallies), Jeanine Pirro had an incredible softball phone interview with Trump. He won’t take one on one interviews with any reporters nowadays other than Fox News toadies. Here’s a transcript.
The fun thing is to look at Trump’s two longest answers as Trump squirms and misdirects trying to not answer anything to do with Russia.
PIRRO: So, I’m going to ask you, are you now or have you ever worked for Russia, Mr. President?
TRUMP: I think it’s the most insulting thing I’ve ever been asked. I think it’s the most insulting article I’ve ever had written. And if you read the article, you’d see that they found absolutely nothing.
But the headline of that article, it’s called “The failing New York Times” for a reason, they’ve gotten me wrong for three years. They’ve actually gotten me wrong for many years before that.
But you rook at what’s going on, you know, I fired James Comey. I call him Lying James Comey because he was a terrible liar, and he did a terrible job as the FBI director. Look at what happened with the Hillary Clinton and the e-mails and the Hillary Clinton investigation, one of the biggest screw-ups that anybody’s ever seen as an investigation.
And what happened after I fired him? Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, his lover, Lisa Page, they did it. And, you know, they’re all gone. Most of those people, many, many people from the top ranks of the FBI, they’ve all been fired or they had to leave are. And they’re all gone.
This is what they were talking about. And, obviously, nothing was found.
And I can tell you this, if you ask the folks in Russia, I’ve been tougher on Russia than anybody else, any other — probably any other president period, but certainly the last three or four presidents, modern day presidents. Nobody’s been as tough as I have from any standpoint, including the fact that we’ve done oil like we’ve never done it, we’re setting records in country with oil and exporting oil and many other things. So, which is, obviously, not great for them, because that’s what they — that’s where they get their money for the most part. But many other things.
So I think it was a great insult. And “The New York Times” is a disaster as a paper. It’s a very horrible thing they said, and they’ve gone so far that people that weren’t necessarily believers are now big believers, because they said that was a step too far. They really are a disaster of a newspaper.
Did you notice what was missing from that long winded rant? What was missing was “no.” What was missing was any kind of actual denial. He just talked about how insulting it was to be asked and bad mouthed the NY Times for reporting it while bragging about increased U.S. oil production, most of which occurred during the Obama Administration.
With the FBI investigating Trump potentially being compromised by Russia, he is directly asked if he is, and in a nearly two full minutes of “answering” fails to deny it. Let that sink in.
Shortly after, Pirro followed up asking about the Washington Post revealing that Trump has gone through extraordinary steps to keep his conversations with Putin secret, even to point of personally seizing his interpreter’s notes. Once again note what Trump doesn’t say.
PIRRO: “The Washington Post,” . . . is following up reporting that you went to unusual lengths to keep your conversations with President Putin under wraps.
Why not release the conversation that you had with President Putin in Helsinki, along with some other stuff that might involve FISA, Bruce Ohr and the whole lot of them?
TRUMP: Well, Jeanine, I would, I don’t with care. I mean, I had a conversation like every president does. You sit with the president of various countries. I do it with all countries.
We had a great conversation. We were talking about Israel and securing Israel and lots of other things. And it was a great conversation.
I’m not keeping anything under wraps, I couldn’t care less.
I mean, it’s so ridiculous. These people make it up. “Washington Post”, that’s basically the lobbyist for Amazon. You know, he uses that — Bezos has got bigger problems than anybody right now. But Bezos uses that as his lobbyist, OK, as far as I’m concerned.
And “The Washington Post” is almost as bad or probably as bad as “The New York Times”. Think of it, I have a one-on-one meeting with Putin like I do with every other leader. I have many one-on-one — nobody ever says anything about it. But with Putin they say, oh, what did they talk about?
We talked about very positive things because — look, we are beating everybody. Our economy is the strongest in the world right now, Jeanine. Nobody even close. China’s down 38 president. Russia’s not doing well, its economy.
Most countries are not doing well. We’re doing phenomenally. Even though we’re paying interest rates because we’re normalizing. You know, Obama had zero interest. Anybody can do that.
And our economy’s now better than ever. We’re almost at our high with the stock market again. So, it’s really — can you imagine where they say that I met with Putin, I met with every leader just about individually. I meet with Modi, I meet with — in Japan, I meet with Abe. I meet with all of them, but nobody says anything.
But I meet with Putin, and they make a big deal. Anybody could have listened to that meeting, that meeting is up for grabs.
You know, the whole Russia thing, it’s a hoax. It’s a terrible hoax. You know it probably better than — you, Gregg Jarrett, so — Dan Bongino.
People that look at it, it’s a total hoax. Everybody knows it. And it’s really a shame because it takes time, and it takes effort.
And everybody knows there was no collusion whatsoever. They have found no collusion, and they won’t find collusion because I had nothing to do — I was a better candidate than Hillary Clinton. She was a terrible candidate.
And the fact is, I was obviously a good candidate. I won every debate. I won everything I did, and I won, and I won easily — 306–223, I believe. And that’s a big difference in the college, in the Electoral College.
TRUMP: So that’s — but it’s really, it’s really a shame, Jeanine. It really is a shame. Such a waste of time.
“Journalist” Pirro then heartily agrees with Trump that it’s a shame as she describes the investigation as “such a waste of time” and calls the NY Times article, “another rehash of the same players and the same arguments, and the same dossier.” Pirro then fawningly asks, “What keeps you going? I mean, you’ve got such fight in you, it is unbelievable.” Seriously?
But enough on the Fox News toadyism for the President, let’s get back to that Trump “answer” again. You may have a hard time recalling the actual question, which was why not release his Helsinki conversation with Putin along with stuff on the FISA warrant and Ohr to substantiate Trump’s “witch hunt” claims.
That was not answered. It was not even close to answered. It’s not that Trump didn’t talk. He rambled on and on, for 2 1/2 minutes, about a great conversation, the wonderful economy despite interest rates that Obama didn’t have, the whole Russia thing being a hoax, no collusion, Hillary was a terrible candidate, how he won every debate, and the electoral college by a lot.
Which explains why you forgot the question.