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How two old-school Washington insider
became the cool kids of Trumpism

Washington Post, by Ben Terris

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Posted By:MissMolly, 3/20/2017 3:47:27 PM

The day after a tape of Donald Trump bragging about sexually assaulting women went public in October, Matt Schlapp, the chairman of the American Conservative Union, appeared on Fox News to defend him. A minute after his segment ended, his wife and fellow pundit, Mercedes, called to say it might be time to take a break from television. Matt had done a fine enough job. He looked great — white teeth, whiter hair, purple tie, comfy physique of a lobbyist who enjoys a good happy hour. He had signaled his continued support for the GOP nominee while also denouncing as “repugnant” his

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This is kind of fun. I like both of the Schlaps a lot.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: earlybird, 3/20/2017 3:54:37 PM     (No. 11195902)

Like her; he’s a bit of a squish.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: starboard, 3/20/2017 3:59:21 PM     (No. 11195906)

Smart amicable couple with five children. A shining example of a Republican couple ...Love them.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Tegan, 3/20/2017 4:07:32 PM     (No. 11195911)

Well thank you for sharing that important comment, #1.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: seal010101, 3/20/2017 4:08:19 PM     (No. 11195914)

The article is inaccurate from the first sentence. FTA: "The day after a tape of Donald Trump bragging about sexually assaulting women went public in October..."

That is inaccurate. "You can grab them by the...they let you do it." That´s not bragging about sexually assaulting women. It´s a description of what certain women who orbit the rich and famous will allow, if not invite.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Annie xango, 3/20/2017 4:16:02 PM     (No. 11195923)

I emailed himm over the weekend
To stop referring to BHO as a Constitutional Professor he was not. He was a lowly adjunct lecturer and not a very good one at that

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Reply 6 - Posted by: TXknitter, 3/20/2017 4:28:58 PM     (No. 11195929)

#1, have to inject this since you like Mercedes better. The idea that she evidently said they have "to think about their five daughters" before continuing to support Trump after that Bush audiotape came out is kinda humorous. Matt and Mercedes work in a political arena on a daily basis where filth, adultery, corruption, and unbridled greed are the norm. Gimme a break.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ocho reales, 3/20/2017 4:29:53 PM     (No. 11195930)

I like them both. They are both articulate and smart. Their family is beautiful. They are blessed with 5 sweet daughters. God love ´em.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: TXknitter, 3/20/2017 4:30:41 PM     (No. 11195931)

Psst..forgot to add I like the couple a lot!! I am very glad they are doing well! They always do a fine job in interviews.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Maggie2u, 3/20/2017 4:52:27 PM     (No. 11195948)

Don´t t forget when mr. Trump made that statement, at that time, he was a democrat.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: earlybird, 3/20/2017 5:18:05 PM     (No. 11195966)

Re the critics of #1, unlike some others, I have only seen them on Fox Business I do not know them, nor have I studied them in depth

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Reply 11 - Posted by: OregonTrail, 3/20/2017 5:25:15 PM     (No. 11195971)

Like them both. Met both a year ago at CPAC and again this year.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Jenny 76, 3/20/2017 7:32:42 PM     (No. 11196110)

It is nice article and beautiful family, of course. But I have read comments from Washington Post - we are very far from cleaning the swamp. These snowflakes, who forgave everything to Obama and Clinton, have the nerve talking about Trnmp´s amorality! It is so pitty, when brainwashed people start to share their opinion in public. I do not know what can we do with them. On personal level it´s easy - just ignore them. But they are almost half the country, and they will never give up, no matter how we try to convince them. The same way it was in Soviet Union, when people were killed for nothing, but in front of the killing squad they were shouting: "Long live comrad Stalin!". And Stalin signed the order to kill them, and they knew it. Hopeless.

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