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Trump Defends Combative Style at Town
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Posted By: ladydawgfan, 3/6/2020 4:37:41 AM

President Donald Trump defended his aggressive style on Thursday in Pennsylvania, noting that he had to fight back against his political enemies. Trump commented during his Fox News town hall on Thursday night in Scranton, Pennsylvania after a businessman asked him about his combative style. “When they hit us, we have to hit back,” Trump replied. “I feel that.” Trump acknowledged that he could either “turn the other cheek” or fight back. “I wouldn’t be sitting here if I turned my cheek,” he said. Trump said he was constantly under attack from his political opponents and admitted that he would not be president if he was not as combative.


Years of "genteel capitulation" to the leftists in previous years has gained the GOP absolutely BUPKIS!! One of the main reasons I voted for President Trump in the first place is that he fights back against the leftists and their media handmaidens. And they STILL can't figure out how to deal with it!!

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Reply 1 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds 3/6/2020 5:26:31 AM (No. 338198)
It’s about time that Conservatives had someone to fight back, rather than trying to be liked by the MSM, and reaching across the aisle garbage.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: DCGIRL 3/6/2020 5:51:06 AM (No. 338212)
As a conservative, I'm tired of wimpy political republicans. We need more like Trump.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Toby Ten Bears 3/6/2020 6:18:07 AM (No. 338222)
Reason I love this guy... He takes a stand and does not flinch. That's what a REAL leader does.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: PChristopher 3/6/2020 6:40:06 AM (No. 338239)
You can't have tea with jackals....fight back hard and then get meaner.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Red Jeep 3/6/2020 6:52:45 AM (No. 338245)
A lesson for the Bush's, but it's too late for them to learn.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: montwoodcliff 3/6/2020 7:04:09 AM (No. 338252)
This is why he’s so lovable!
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Reply 7 - Posted by: BillW. 3/6/2020 7:13:16 AM (No. 338261)
They’ve unsuccessfully tried removing our president, but Dems can get away with anything they want. Chuck Schumer can threaten Supreme Court justices, a hateful Donna Brazile can curse out RNC chair, Ronna McDaniel, Spike Lee can compare black Trump supporters to house slaves, Comrade Bernie Sanders can defend Fidel Castro’s communist Cuba, and Nasty Nancy Pelosi can delay Coronavirus funding bill so Dems can run anti-GOP ads, thus politicizing a likely killer pandemic. It just goes on and on. What next? –Vets for Trump 2020
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Reply 8 - Posted by: FunOne 3/6/2020 7:40:15 AM (No. 338280)
For decades, I observed republicans "reaching across the aisle" only to have their hand bitten repeatedly. President Trump knows the only way to deal with democrats and the media (but I repeat myself) is to slap them back twice as hard, and I like that. It is fun watching them, as they are not used to being on defense.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: kdog 3/6/2020 7:49:15 AM (No. 338290)
How many other questions did he get at this "Town Hall" that were Democrat talking points phrased in a question??
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Reply 10 - Posted by: zephyrgirl 3/6/2020 7:52:43 AM (No. 338292)
"Reaching across the aisle" is for chumps. You never hear that claptrap from democrats.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Saryden 3/6/2020 7:54:12 AM (No. 338293)
President Trump was so great at his town hall... saying the right things with humor and style! (Dull, tunnel-visioned Dems simply cannot compete with his humor and mastery of verbal events.) The two 'moderators' tried to control... but the audience and we at home wanted to hear HIM. We must give him the House and Senate to continue the fight to save America from predatory, evil Communists and Islamists... we DO love our children!
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Reply 12 - Posted by: stablemoney 3/6/2020 8:03:32 AM (No. 338303)
I want a fight. It is time to confront the Democrats. It is time for a showdown!
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Reply 13 - Posted by: jeffkinnh 3/6/2020 8:05:43 AM (No. 338306)
Beyond the absolute NEED to fight back if we want to preserve our Republic, consider what Trump has actually done. He has called the media "fake news". Oh, how terrible. I feel like swooning. But, the media has been particularly mendacious lately. He is enforcing established laws. Dearie me, how could he consider upholding the Constitution and body of law? Of course there was something in his oath of office about doing that. He is appointing judges that follow established law. How dare he?! However, activist judges are a relatively recent liberal corruption and Trump does have the Constitutional power to appoint judges that are more to his way of viewing the courts. He has cut taxes. Oh, the humanity. It is certainly an unusual thing to put Washington on a diet. No one likes to diet. He has cut out a lot of regulations. Whatever shall we do without all that red tape to hold Washington together? But there still remain 10s of thousands so things are still relatively well secured. He dared to verbally resist the charges Mueller investigated. Why didn't he just curl into a ball and die? He did cooperate completely with the investigation and ordered all his subordinates to as well to the point where all thoughts of obstruction of justice were reduced to absurdity. He dared to talk to a foreign country and suggest there were some irregularities that involved the US that needed looking at. Impeach him!!! But that fell apart and most people admit that the things that Trump thought should be looked at do stink pretty badly. He has pointed out that dems are foolish. Hmmmm, well you have to give him that one. So Trump's "combat" has been carrying out legal presidential actions and calling out the liberal establishment as liars, which has been demonstrated to be true, over and over. The liberals are complaining about Trump's effectiveness. His presidential actions are completely legal and within precedent and his words are far milder than the daily dose from most dems and liberals. He just refuses to be bound by liberals and forced to capitulate like so many Republicans before him. Instead liberals and their dogma is being crushed. They are losing and they hate it.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 3/6/2020 8:29:45 AM (No. 338333)
The left doesn't want President Trump on the planet. This is no time for the President to play nice with them. There never is a time to play nice with them. Evil never sleeps.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: bpl40 3/6/2020 8:30:20 AM (No. 338334)
As President Lincoln said about (Gen) Grant - But he fights!
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Hard Nard 3/6/2020 8:43:04 AM (No. 338347)
The only way we should reach across the aisle with dims is with clenched fists.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: wsdiego 3/6/2020 8:49:05 AM (No. 338352)
Otherwise become a punching bag like George W!
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Reply 18 - Posted by: moonlightflip 3/6/2020 9:19:16 AM (No. 338375)
thought he was terrific last night!
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Reply 19 - Posted by: bighambone 3/6/2020 9:19:25 AM (No. 338376)
President Trump did great in the Town Hall style talk with the American people, he should do at least one such Town Hall each week until the November election and watch the liberal Democrats squeal. Biden is already fraudulently extrapolating Trump’s comments claiming that Trump intends to cut Medicare and Social Security when in actuality Trump said no such thing.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Kate318 3/6/2020 9:21:57 AM (No. 338380)
As I watched this townhall last night, one thought occurred to me. The I-wish-he’d-tone-down-the-rhetoric-and-stop-the-tweeting crowd are the same type of virtue-signalers that gave us Barack Obama. They just want things to be “nice”, in order that we see what good people THEY are. Direct, confrontational people make them nervous, and deeply disturb their notions of what it means to be a “good” person. We have a lot of those types in the Midwest. Well, let me tell you something. In the battle between good and evil, God needs warriors, just as much as He needs peacemakers. Jesus didn’t spit on the Roman soldier and call him a fascist. He healed his son, and praised the soldier’s faith. There is a reason for St. Michael the Archangel.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: MDConservative 3/6/2020 9:27:36 AM (No. 338386)
The Bush capitulation was betrayal, padre e figlio. It allowed the rise of the craziness now at hand.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: mathman 3/6/2020 9:55:31 AM (No. 338435)
First time in at least a hundred years that Republicans have decided to fight rather than go along. Hit back? Long overdue. Time to fight. The Deep State is a wounded tiger; wounded animals will do strange things in order to survive. Beware the wounded bureaucrat. Remember; we got Coronavirus on our shores because of bureaucrats who knew better than Trump. What wonderful protectors these nameless unelected rulers are! It is time to clean house. And that means Nadler, Schiff, Pelosi, and all the rest must GO. Just go away. Do not come back. Ever. They can join Babs in Canada. If Canada will allow them in. Get out and vote in November. MAGA!
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Red Ghost 3/6/2020 10:57:44 AM (No. 338503)
I'm sick to death of this nonsense about the whining and complaints of bring us together; stop tweeting and he has a combative style. And quite frankly that woman that said her family wouldn't speak to her if she voted for Trump? Why is that his or we his supporters' fault? You can't fix that kind of stupid. The Dems, media, deep state tried a coup against him. And people are still asking him to tone it down? Are you friggin' kidding me? Right now, and I believe this to my bones, Soros and company, the Dems and the media are doing everything they can to tank the stock market, create a panic of this flu like corona virus and usher in a recession that will be in full swing in September of 2020. Sound familiar? And he should watch his words? I don't believe for a minute those were the questions that normal people would ask the president. As others have said they were Democrat talking points. Thanks Bret and Martha. One reason I won't watch either one of their shows. MAGA----KAG
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Reply 24 - Posted by: heartlandconservative 3/6/2020 11:23:17 AM (No. 338531)
How many school board members are posting here? How many city council members are posting here? How many county commissioners are posting here? How many precinct delegates are posting here? That Ladies and Gentlemen is where the true battle is and always has been.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: InThePines 3/6/2020 11:45:58 AM (No. 338548)
What's this about info from the townhall indicating Trump would cut Medicare and social programs to address the deficit?
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Reply 26 - Posted by: tom7 3/6/2020 12:01:49 PM (No. 338558)
Besides being ineffective politically, it is deceitful to not defend yourself and just "play nice". GW nearly destroyed conservativism by refusing to defend any criticisms. Turns out, that GW was never a believer in conservativism - he was a liberal in conservative clothing: big gov, pro-abort, imperialist.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 3/6/2020 12:03:28 PM (No. 338563)
I voted for Trump precisely because he hits back.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: ARKfamily 3/6/2020 12:06:37 PM (No. 338566)
I started watching the townhall but will have to do it in spurts. Early on, the question was asked about rhetoric. One point I wish Donald Trump would drive home is once something is said about a person, they may never get their reputation back. We are a country that has a "innocent until proven guilty" justice system, right? It seems that anybody can cut a corner and rush over to the media and make any claim they want to and reputations are ruined. Look at what Billy Bush did to Donald Trump in 2016. He was running around playing a tape without Donald Trump's consent. The media was right there to give Bush a viewing audience. That was so wrong but I guess if you are running around with a tape recorder in your back pocket, you probably think it is okay. Yes, I want us to fight back but I wish President Trump would talk about reputations lost.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 3/6/2020 1:35:54 PM (No. 338651)
When you get kicked in the nadges over and over, one tends to get combative. If you don't, what is wrong with you?!? We should work together? That would imply there is a common ground. All to often there is none between competing ideologies. Where is the common ground between law and order and lawlessness? Where is the common ground with bullies and tyrants? Where is the common ground between freedom and slavery? Common ground implies there are things we can agree about. Who said we should always agree? Who ever said we are all suppose to see things the same way? We will never all agree on Climate Change. We will never all agree on Healthcare. We will never agree with tyrants and bullies. We will never agree with people that believe in Socialist, Communist. or Islamic tyranny. We will never agree with people that believe we can spend money we don't have. We will never agree with robbers who think they are entitled to other people's money and property. Trump see this. He is right.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: DVC 3/6/2020 1:42:43 PM (No. 338659)
"I can't spare him, he fights". What Lincoln said about Grant, is also true about Trump. I thought the town hall was just PERFECT, fabulous job by President Trump.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: or gate 3/6/2020 1:50:00 PM (No. 338670)
Turn the other cheek does not work with libs, they will smack both cheeks...
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Reply 32 - Posted by: qr4j 3/6/2020 3:10:54 PM (No. 338759)
Like him or not, George W. Bush (not to mention his father, George H. W. Bush) did not hit back against the media. After 9/11, his popularity was quite high. By the time he left office, it was in the 30 percent range. He did not hit back. And Democrats struck him mercilessly. Jesus said to turn the other cheek. But that was not about politics. Jesus did overturn the tables of the money-changers who were taking advantage of worshipers (particularly poor worshipers) at the temple. Mr. Trump is NOT Jesus Christ. But he is overturning the tables of the money-changers when he hits back at Democrats.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: DynomiteThings 3/6/2020 4:35:01 PM (No. 338806)
Hear, Hear #13!
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Reply 34 - Posted by: NYbob 3/6/2020 5:18:35 PM (No. 338831)
The assumption that the media is fair or that the rats have anything constructive for working, patriotic, Americans, is a dangerous delusion. They admit and prove time after time that they are working hard to promote destructive, perverse, ideas and behavior. They are partners in attacking the center and the right. The media thrives on the hate it creates. For them to pretend they are shocked at Trump's comments is the ultimate in hypocrisy. They don't understand why they haven't been able to break President Trump, but that is only because they never have met someone like him in DC or the media. The only businessmen they know are looking to score using any means necessary. I am loving this Presidency. I admired President Eisenhower for many things, but even he, a wartime hero, apologized to the media instead of confronting their biased, rigged questions about communists in his administration. Donald Trump is revitalizing America in many ways. Thank goodness for him. Those people who are too stupid or afraid to educate their family or friends will have to grow a little bark and enjoy the ride upward. Poor souls who believe everything the TV tells them, have no idea how lucky they are to be alive during this rebirth of America. I guess they will survive being miserable in the greatest country as it corrects the destruction of 8 years with a fraud as President.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: red1066 3/6/2020 5:36:40 PM (No. 338849)
Being polite to democraps is why Bush's ratings were so low. Trump doesn't play by those rules.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: Omen55 3/6/2020 6:15:34 PM (No. 338879)
Fortune is a woman & thus favors the bold.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: bighambone 3/6/2020 6:39:19 PM (No. 338893)
President Trump knows that he must counterattack leftist and liberal Democrats attacks that have been launched against him 24/7 usually by way of the so-called mainstream media that is actually a mouth organ of the Democrat Party. If Trump does not counterattack the Democrats no one else will, especially on most occasions not the wimpy Republicans
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Reply 38 - Posted by: Lawsy0 3/6/2020 6:54:06 PM (No. 338914)
When I was 21 I voted for Goldwater-Nixon. I lived in MPLS at the time and my conservative cousin told me what I could expect from Sen. Humphrey and his DFL. Nothing has changed except the names and the liberals have only gotten bolder. It just defies reason that the GOP always plays the hang-dog with the Democrats UNTIL you realize that for the most part, both sides are in bed with each other. That is what hands across the aisle get you! I've never missed a primary or a general election in 50 something years and will crawl on broken glass to vote my choice--even if I am the only one. MAGA. KAG. Go Trump!
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Arizona House Republicans passed a controversial bill that would ban biological males who identify as transgender females from participating in women's sports. Supporters say the "Save Women's Sports Act" is intended to prevent young girls and women in K-12 schools, community colleges, and state universities from being forced to compete against biological males, but opponents argue it allows for discrimination. House Bill 2706 passed along party lines 31-29 and is headed to the state Senate, FOX 10 reports. The bill is strongly opposed by Democrats. "Males should participate with males and compete against males, and females should compete against females," Rep. Nancy Barto, a
'It's pandemonium': virus
panic-buying hits Los Angeles
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Posted by NorthernDog 3/6/2020 10:32:43 PM Post Reply
Los Angeles - Sprinting shoppers, rationed mineral water and not a roll of toilet paper to be seen: panic-buying sparked by the new coronavirus soared in Los Angeles this week. Two days after California declared a statewide emergency, wholesale stores visited by AFP on Friday were unable to keep up with soaring demand for a range of staple items, as citizens prepare for the worst. "It's pandemonium -- our numbers are double the usual," said Rene, an employee at a Costco supermarket in Burbank. "Today has been out of control. That's why we're out of toilet paper, out of almost all water
Campbell Soup is increasing production
to prepare for coronavirus demand
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Posted by Pluperfect 3/7/2020 4:47:15 AM Post Reply
Campbell Soup CEO Mark Clouse said Wednesday that the company is increasing soup production in response to the coronavirus outbreak. “We made the decision last week to up production in certain areas where we’re using a little bit the analogy of weather or natural disasters,” Clouse said on CNBC’s “Closing Bell.” “Where do we see demand coming in a greater rate? And we’ve upped that level of production to be able to maximize our inventory to be prepared for whatever unfolds here.” Consumers, particularly those closest to virus clusters, have been stockpiling canned soup and other shelf-stable foods as more cases of the disease are reported in the U.S.
Bernie Sanders: ‘Banning Abortion
Will, Quite Literally, Kill Women’
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Posted by Imright 3/6/2020 8:12:40 PM Post Reply
Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont tweeted out a video on Wednesday in which he explained his view that recently enacted state laws imposing restrictions on abortion are “blatantly unconstitutional” and that banning abortion will “kill women.”“It is not a stretch to say that banning abortion will, quite literally, kill women,” Sanders says in the video. (Video) Here is transcript of the statement Sanders makes in the video he tweeted out: “It is unacceptable that a small group of extremists are trying to control the lives and health of women across this country by moving to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Sweetwater Museum Director Resigns Amid
'Republicans Should Die' Facebook Post
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Posted by greggojo 3/7/2020 11:50:36 AM Post Reply
The embattled Executive Director of the Pioneer Museum in Sweetwater submitted her resignation as of 5 p.m. Friday after posting Republican voters should die on Facebook on election day. According to a statement from the president of the board of directors of the museum, Melonnie Hicks submitted her resignation Friday. As we reported earlier, Hicks posted "I hope every single one of you pieces of s... that votes republican, dies today." The post went viral sparking a huge controversy.
Showdown Brews As U.N. Court
Targets U.S. GIs
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Posted by drive 3/6/2020 12:15:12 PM Post Reply
An international prosecutor, Fatou Bensuda, was advised Thursday by a panel at Hague that she should go ahead and investigate alleged war crimes committed by Americans in Afghanistan. It’s a shocking development. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called the International Criminal Court panel’s ruling “a truly breathtaking action by an unaccountable political institution masquerading as a legal body.” It is, but what to do? In a little noticed address to the American Israel Public Affairs
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