Congressman blames media for Trump’s incendiary remarks

 By Germania Rodriguez, CNN  Updated 1:13 PM ET, Mon February 6, 2017

(CNN) Republican Rep. Chris Collins suggested Monday that the media was responsible for President Donald Trump’s controversial statements in which Trump seemed to draw moral equivalency between the US government and Vladimir Putin’s regime in Russia.

“I think it’s the aggressive press we have that does try to push President Trump into an area where maybe he will say something that they will then just jump on,” said Collins. He had been asked by CNN’s Alisyn Camerota why President Trump had made the comparison.

Camerota then asked if Trump’s exchange with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly was a “gotcha” interview.

“I think there is a gotcha piece in every interview the press has more or less with President Trump … he speaks off the cuff,” Collins said. “There is no doubt about it. He speaks his mind.”

Collins and Camerota were referring to remarks the President made in a Super Bowl interview with O’Reilly, in which he said he respected his Russian counterpart. “But he’s a killer,” O’Reilly told Trump.

“There are a lot of killers. You think our country’s so innocent?” the President fired back.

Despite suggesting the press often provoked the President into controversial statements, Collins also distanced himself from the language Trump had chosen, saying he “would not have used those words” himself.


My commentary:

How ludicrous this sounds when someone from his side defends the president by acknowledging that Trump is naive and immature at the ripe age of 70.

Would you accept being tricked into saying things thereafter media would jump on to it, something Trump cannot fathom and control. Really, he is no more than a high school kid then and not to be held accountable like an adult for choosing his words and actions.

Is this also a strategy to say things and then bring in people to defend and erase the memory of people? Yes it is a fine example of what cesspool means in politics.

But it is noteworthy here that the president of United States of America accepted that his country is also a killer, as there are lot of killers, implying the unsaid by saying “ You think our country is  so innocent” ,  in other words, if you are saying that Putin is killing in Ukraine, then  America has done from the very beginning, from killing native American’s to Iraq and Libya  and in rest of the world.

It is one thing to accept making  foolhardy statements, but why even get trapped by  media, why not practice some neutral  statements  to keep away putting foot in the mouth.


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