November 17, 2016

Trump's interview style, on display in 2011.

I'm watching this because YouTube suggested it to me me this morning as I was immersed in this freaky 60s video of The Hollies singing Bob Dylan's "All I Really Want to Do" (a song I quoted in the previous post).



At 4:34: "Have you dropped your political ambitions now forever or do you still want to be President one day?"

At 5:07: "You're wearing a hat today, and obviously, you're famous for your hair..."

Oh, he'll be famous for his hat too.

The British interviewer, Krishnan Guru-Murthy, tries for 5 minutes to catch Trump on something, anything — golf course environmentalism, property-acquisition bullying, the weather in Scotland — and Trump never misses a beat, never responds to pissiness with anything but strong balanced optimism.

21 comments:

rehajm said...

The Great Communicator!

MaxedOutMama said...

Trump did not assume a persona for this campaign, which is probably why he could do so many rallies.

What you see is what you get. I think that's why he infuriates so many.

I laughed about the hair. I really did. "It may not be pretty, but it's mine" could work as a Trumpian motto on many levels.

Nice find, Ann.

rehajm said...

Heh. Is this surprising to people?

Do people know Trump not only had The Apprentice but also a series on The Golf Channel? Tump's Fabulous World of Golf

The show's been kind of buried but for a few clips like this...


(Ann will be very pleased with Tump's quote @ 2:01!)

MadisonMan said...

He is very positive in those interviews. That's an appeal.

Alexander said...

"Strong balanced optimism."

That's is the America I voted to make Great Again!

AprilApple said...

Cool that the environment gave Trump an award.

Johnny Sokko said...

He did a great job - kept on message.

traditionalguy said...

America's new Cheerleader-in-Chief was having a practice round. He handled the British Media as well as Nigel can. (Check out YouTubes of Farage handling the BBC Media and the EU Parliament's German Globalists.)

Snark said...

That's the obnoxious interviewer that Robert Downey Jr. made headlines walking out on. Would be interesting to know objectively how much of what Trump said was true.

Ron Snyder said...

Snark, would it be interesting to know objectively what the interviewer said was true?

Chris N said...

I hear you're anti-environment?

Usurper of Scotland's 'People' which I certainly represent?

Anti-poor billionaire bully?

Bad neighbor billionaire bully?

Ok, so there's no particular denigration of the holy Isms I can pin on you, united by my likely belief in radical collectivist political ideology and impossible egalitarianism...

Show 'em your hair you big clown...you'll never be making more important decisions than this...

Clark said...

Man...that interviewer was an asshole. I was impressed with Trump's refusal to take certain bait (like the 'but these are little people and you're a bully' stuff). Interesting how he managed to refrain from taking it personally. Is it because there was a business interest at stake? I get the feeling Trump is all bombast when seeking zoning approval (or campaigning) but a very different person when it's time to build the building, or golf course (or be President). Great clip.

Michael K said...

The face of New Britain is the face of that BBC interviewer. I assume it is BBC because of the hard left tone.

George Orwell got the inspiration for "1984" from working at the BBC.

eric said...

That was a great interview by Trump.

Quaestor said...

The face of New Britain is the face of that BBC interviewer.

Channel Four isn't BBC. It's government-owned, but it gets most of its funding from advertising — in other words fucked up every which way but loose.

Szoszolo said...

Nothing but strong, balanced optimism? Yes, that's who he is, which is one of the reasons so many of us voted for him. It's there in his appearances at rallies. I know the left sees a dangerous madman. All I keep seeing is a guy who's confident and steady. Kinda reminscent of Ronald Reagan.

Quaestor said...

I get the feeling Trump is all bombast when seeking zoning approval (or campaigning) but a very different person when it's time to build the building, or golf course (or be President).

Trump is notable for attending "every" meeting (he must miss a few now and then). He's not an architect, but he attends their meetings and listens to them. He's not an engineer, but he listens to them. He may never have driven a nail into a plank, but he listens to the contractors. He like to eat lunch with the construction workers and talk shop. (You guys are putting up sheetrock? I paid for the good stuff. You're putting it up. Is it the good stuff?)

Trump is the paradigm of what media assholes used to call a work-aholic, back before the Obama economy when those assholes had the good sense not to disparage anyone fortunate enough to be able to be a "work-aholic". His projects generally come in on time and under budget. The Trump White House will be just another Trump project. He'll be at every meeting and listen to everyone. Trump detractors like to speak of him as arrogant and cocky, which may be true, but he has a track record of accomplishment. Obama came into office with a similar cockiness (We are the ones we've been waiting for.) but without accomplishment to back it up. (Which didn't stop the Nobel committee, did it? No wonder Dylan won't accept in person.) Obama has always been all hat and no cattle. Trump has some cattle.

Wilbur said...

Love the Hollies clip, even on a song not well-suited for them.

Allen Clarke ruled.

robother said...

Wow, Guru is this guy's middle name. What is the sound of one asshole venting?

Bob said...

Does the media -- any and all flavors of the media -- really believe they are advancing "the public's right to know" by obnoxiously trying to trip someone up about something, anything, anything at all?

sane_voter said...

If you look up prick in the dictionary, there is a picture of Krishnan Guru-Murthy.