Feb 16, 2017

Trump Playing with Xenophobia with His Own Dangerous Pathology

Asked about anti-Semitism, Trump ignores question,cites
2016 Electoral College win in response,
(Brian Williams, 11th Hour)

Anti-Semitic incidences on the rise, you ask? Hey, I won 306 Electoral College votes, says Trump.


It's nothing new for a politician to ignore a reporter's question and offer a reply that is utterly unresponsive to what is asked. Some call it message discipline.

However, Donald Trump has a problem, the problem of the psychopath—displaying no empathy and a self-absorption so complete that not even a query about anti-Semitism and hate can pierce his pathology.

Here is the question directed at Trump at a joint press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday:

Question: "Mr. President, Since your election campaign and even after your victory, we've seen a sharp rise in anti-Semitic, anti-Semitic incident[s] across the United States, and I wonder what do you say to those among the Jewish community in the States and in Israel and maybe around the world who believe and feel that your administration is playing with xenophobia and maybe racist tones."

Trump: "Well, I just want to say that we are very honored by the victory that we had. 306 Electoral College votes. We were not supposed to crack 220, you know that, right? There was no way to 221. But then they said there's no way to 270....

Text of reporter's question and Trump's reply is below; from Sopan Dap of the New York Times, (Twitter):

 Video below from Brian Williams 11th Hour, and Talking Points Memo:

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