Trump's Rhetorical Cleanup Crew

When President Trump says something... controversial, he has a crack team of staffers to clean up his mess.

Cleaning up the controversies

After President Trump suggested having “second thoughts” about his ongoing trade-war with China Economic Adviser Larry Kudlow appeared on CNN to clarify. “He didn’t exactly hear the question. Actually, what he was intending to say is he always has second thoughts.” It’s a classic case of Trump’s rhetorical cleanup crew.

In an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper, Donald Trump talked about his plan to build a wall and said he will remove all of "the bad dudes" when he takes office. White House press secretary Sean Spicer attempted to clarify an ominous phrase used by President Donald Trump on Thursday — but his answer left people scratching their heads instead. When asked what Trump meant, Spicer said Trump was using the word "military" as an adjective, adding that Trump meant his orders would be carried out "in a very streamlined and efficient manner."

In July 2017, President Donald Trump seemed to encourage police to be more violent in handling potential offenders during a speech to law enforcement officers. "Please don't be too nice," he said to the audience in Long Island, New York. The U.S. press asked Sarah Huckabee Sanders if the president was joking when he said this or did he check his remarks out with the International Association of Police Chiefs or maybe the Attorney General? The former White House Press Secretary replied, “I believe he was making a joke at the time.” On a separate occasion she deflected the question - What did the president mean when he said that some immigrants are not people, they’re animals? She countered with, “the president was very clearly referring to MS-13 gang members who enter the country illegally.”

Even the vice president has had to appear on Today to walk back the president's comments on the border wall. “We’re talking about national security. This should’ve been done by all of the presidents that preceded me and they all know it. Some of them have told me.” Pence defended the President with “I know I’ve seen clips of previous presidents talking about the importance of border security.”

Lastly, Dan Coats, who often clashed with Trump over Russian election interference was used to sidestep Russian collusion questioning. “Dan Coates came to me, and some others, they said they think it’s Russia. I have President Putin, he just said it’s not Russia. I will say this: I don’t see any reason why it would be.” Then quickly backtracking with – “I said the word “would” instead of “wouldn’t.” The sentence should have been “I don’t see any reason why I wouldn’t — or why it wouldn’t be Russians.” So, just to repeat it. I said the word “would” instead of “wouldn’t.”


08/29/2019 10:19 AM
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  • Joe C.
    08/29/2019 10:28

    The two most dangerous and despicable men on the planet earth

  • Nevin S.
    08/29/2019 10:29

    I wish he were my president, you in the USA are so fortunate- TRUMP MAGA 2020.

  • Robyn L.
    08/29/2019 10:31

    Nothing at all is getting cleaned up. Crack team? More like a team on crack.

  • Diane R.
    08/29/2019 10:34


  • Danny L.
    08/29/2019 10:43

    Dumbest president to ever live!

  • Hiram M.
    08/29/2019 10:53


  • Audrey B.
    08/29/2019 10:58

    🗣️ IDIOT chump#45

  • Brenda D.
    08/29/2019 11:06


  • Michael C.
    08/29/2019 11:15

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  • Marco B.
    08/29/2019 11:22

    More fake news reporting on fake news making up fake news and taking things out of context fake news just like the fake news just exposed by MSNBC two nights ago lying about loans regarding Donald Trump and then having to redact said statements and apologize how that must have killed them. Just like the fake news coming from the left saying that they saw collusion just like fake news coming from the left when they said Donald Trump did this and Donald Trump did that more fake news fake news fake news

  • Diana I.
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  • Brut
    08/29/2019 13:44

    "I am ashamed because I know what Mr. Trump is. He is a racist, he is a con man, and he is a cheat. " These four people were loyal to Trump — until they weren't. 😬6

  • Safdar S.
    08/29/2019 13:56

    India terrorist country

  • Marco B.
    08/29/2019 14:02

    Who is Trump racist against?? Cheat?? What??? Con man??? How???

  • Alex E.
    08/29/2019 14:10

    Brut is fake news lol Trump for 2020

  • Carol N.
    08/29/2019 14:51

    Sadly trying to clean up his messes makes them look,like idiots, hes just lucky he has an entire administration of liars , couldn't manage if he didnt

  • Marjorie D.
    08/29/2019 15:14

    Crazy, sad, please end the nonsense, vote him out!

  • David M.
    08/29/2019 15:19

    , Tiene un grupo con elementos muy precisos, que van limpiando cada uno de los excrementos que va botando cuando " la riega"...o hace la

  • Tim L.
    08/29/2019 15:20

    I swear all of you will rot in hell. He possess all of the seven deadly sins and mortal sins. And you all approved of his actions. So, all of you rot in hell!