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The Most Insane Quotes from Donald Trump's 'Time' Interview

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | March 23, 2017 |

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | March 23, 2017 |

Donald Trump gave an interview with Time magazine yesterday, and despite two months in office, nothing about Donald Trump has changed. Nothing. Same talking points, same erratic answers, same bullshit nonsense. He won. They lost. Ergo: Everyone else is wrong.

Here’s the most insane (and untruthful) quotes:

On his false allegations against Obama for wiretapping:

When I said wiretapping, it was in quotes. Because a wiretapping is, you know today it is different than wire tapping. It is just a good description. But wiretapping was in quotes. What I’m talking about is surveillance. And today, [House Intelligence Committee Chairman] Devin Nunes just had a news conference. Now probably got obliterated by what’s happened in London. But just had a news conference, and here it is one of those things. The other one, election, I said we are going to win, we won. And many other things. And I think this is going to be very interesting.

On three million undocumented people voting illegally in the election:

Well I think I will be proved right about that too … We’ll see after the committee. I have people say it was more than that.

He’s still talking about his election victory (though he lost the popular vote by 2.5 million votes):

Remember they said there was no way to get to 270? Well I ended up at 306. I had election night, 306. But there was no way to get to, in fact I went to Maine four times, four times I went to Maine, because I had to get one vote, because there was no way to get to 270, but I ended up getting to 306. Brexit, I predicted Brexit, you remember that, the day before the event. I said, no Brexit is going to happen, and everybody laughed, and Brexit happened. Many many things. They turn out to be right. And now today, Devin Nunes, just had a news conference.

He basically reiterated to Time that he was picked up talking to foreign agents! He’s so f**king insistent about being right about the wiretapping claims that he’s willing to admit that he was talking to foreign agents, potentially implicated in a criminal investigation, to prove himself right, even though it proves nothing. WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS MAN?

Now the problem, the thing is, I’m not sure they are watching anything other than that, let’s see members of Donald Trump transition team, possibly, oh this just came out. This is a Politico story. Members of the Donald Trump Transition team possibly including Trump himself were under surveillance during the Obama administration following November’s election. House intelligence chairman Devin Nunes told reporters, wow. Nunes said, so that means I’m right, Nunes said the surveillance appears to have been … incidental collection, that does not appear to have been related to concerns over Russia.

But so incidental collection would not be wiretapping of you, it would be wiretapping of…

Who knows what it is? You know, why, because somebody says incidental. Nunes is going to the White House.


On Mitch McConnell suggesting that Trump should stop tweeting:

Mitch will speak for himself. Mitch is a wonderful man. Mitch should speak for himself.

That was a very diplomatic way of saying, ‘Mitch McConnell can go fuck himself.’

When asked if Tweeting hurts his ability to get things done, for some reason, Trump jumped back into the election:

What I said, look I said, Donna Brazile had information, and she had information on Hillary’s debate questions. I said why didn’t Hillary apologize. Donna Brazile just admitted that that was right.

Hillary ain’t the enemy anymore, jackass.

He shouldn’t apologize, he says, for making false claims, because he heard them on television. The President of the United States is going with the, “I heard it on TV, so it must be true” defense:

Why do you say that I have to apologize? I’m just quoting the newspaper, just like I quoted the judge the other day, Judge Napolitano, I quoted Judge Napolitano, just like I quoted Bret Baier, I mean Bret Baier mentioned the word wiretap. Now he can now deny it, or whatever he is doing, you know. But I watched Bret Baier, and he used that term. I have a lot of respect for Judge Napolitano, and he said that three sources have told him things that would make me right. I don’t know where he has gone with it since then. But I’m quoting highly respected people from highly respected television networks.

He’s not saying untrue things. He’s quoting untrue things!

Well, I’m not, well, I think, I’m not saying, I’m quoting, Michael, I’m quoting highly respected people and sources from major television networks.

Sure you are, Donald. Sure you are:

What am I going to tell you? I tend to be right. I’m an instinctual person, I happen to be a person that knows how life works.

The man cares only about his press coverage:

And then TIME magazine, which treats me horribly, but obviously I sell, I assume this is going to be a cover too, have I set the record? I guess, right? Covers, nobody’s had more covers.

He’s doing a great job as President because, uh, he’s President, and the Time reporter is not. So, there.

Hey look, in the mean time, I guess, I can’t be doing so badly, because I’m president, and you’re not. You know. Say hello to everybody OK?

via Time

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