July 13, 2017

Trump and Macron — the press conference.



ALSO: Trump says "You're in such great shape" to Macron's wife, Brigitte:

81 comments:

Darrell said...

He said it in the Blink Code that he and Putin had worked out. As the tape clearly shows.

Fabi said...

"You're in such great shape. Turn around, let me get a good look at that ass!"

Unknown said...

Well, let's consider who has the better trophy wife here. I think almost everyone would agree that Trump's Melania is a better catch. SHe's not just eye candy either, as she knows 6 languages.

Some folk are just unfair. Justin Verlander, who is married to Kate Upton, is probably the most hated man around. Especially when he once said that he's to tired to get it on with her lots of times.

Kate Upton is of course gorgeous but her personality appears to be very good too. One can only hope she has the IQ of a snail just to make it somewhat fair to the rest of humanity.

--Vance

Feste said...

No wonder he went to the meeting.

Rob said...

At dinner he tried to grab her by the Pouilly-Fuissé.

William said...

I wonder how the other various wives feel about posing with Melania. I guess they have to be good sports about the whole thing. Or maybe wear simple clothes and no make up. "My husband and I represent the real people." Maybe Macron could go full French and rent Carla Bruni for the evening.

Lydia said...

What he's really saying is, hey, for such an old broad, you look great. I think that's what called a backhanded compliment.

Molly said...

Looking good (considering how old you are). Have you thought about the fact that when your husband is my age, you will be 106?

Ralph L said...

Trump has to be used to NY's social X-rays. They probably like to hear that.

Mattman26 said...

Molly and Rob, at this moment I love you both.

Ralph L said...

Did I read it here that Macron is the same age as DJTjr?

Darrell said...

What a missed opportunity! Obama could have told her that he's no stranger to the "down low"--just like her husband.

Comanche Voter said...

Ah well zu alors and all that. So The Donald has an eye for a pretty lady---like just about 99 and 44 /100ths percent of his male supporters.

gspencer said...

He actually said, "You're in such great shape?"

Com'n, Donald, a little discretion here and there.

Darrell said...

He actually said, "You're in such great shape?"

How many liars here actually heard that with their own ears?

Darrell said...

A creepy commuter relieved himself on a J train rolling through Queens early Thursday — right onto a hapless 26-year-old woman, police said.

The woman told police she was sitting in the middle car on the Brooklyn-bound train as it left the 75th St.-Elderts Lane station in Jamaica about 1:50 a.m. — her eyes closed as she listened to music on her headphones — when she felt something wet hit her face.

Ralph L said...

the "down low"--just like her husband.
She's only 25 years older than he is. They married 10 years ago, so he was 29, she was 54. Mommy issues or beard or both?

EDH said...

Better than saying "you look like a bag of bones."

Big Mike said...

Should a woman her age wear such a short skirt? Hey! If Althouse can complain about men my age wearing shorts (today it got into the 90s) then I can complain about women in their sixties wearing miniskirts.

gadfly said...

"You're in such great shape, Brigitte, but you're too fucking old for my tastes." said America's most ridiculed President to the French broad who maneuvered the recent French election away from France's ugliest female populist. "When I hear the name 'Brigitte,' I remember Brigitte Bardot assuming nude poses not unlike those famous Melania works-of-art."

Darrell said...

the "down low"--just like her husband.
She's only 25 years older than he is. They married 10 years ago, so he was 29, she was 54. Mommy issues or beard or both?


Macron was just 16 when he vowed to marry Trogneux – a married mum-of-three at the time – and his parents even tried to put a stop to the schoolboy love affair, according the book by Anne Fulda, “Emannuel Macron: A Perfect Young Man”. Izvestia is the primary source for the gawy weekend rumor. They said it came from the hacked emails of Hillary Clinton, giving no details.

Darrell said...

Better than saying "you look like a bag of bones.

The closer to the bone, the sweeter the meat.

Michael K said...

Newt Gingrich also married his high school teacher.

is probably the most hated man around. Especially when he once said that he's to tired to get it on with her lots of times.

"For every gorgeous woman there is a guy who is tired of fucking her,"

Birkel said...

gadfly,
Republicans control the government Democrats grew to an impossible size. Hillary Clinton is not president.

Drago said...

Gadfly reduced to conjuring up more fake quotes.

A powerful testament to the insightfulness of his/her observations.

Darrell said...

When you see a beautiful and intelligent woman, just remember that there's a guy somewhere that hears fingernails on a blackboard whenever she opens her mouth to speak.

traditionalguy said...

History repeats itself. Napoleon has landed in Paris again to set the Bastille Rioting on the right course. Vive L'Emperor Trump who takes the Globalists' Bones apart.

Hagar said...

Infelicitous, but he is 70 years old, so it may also be taken as spoken out of envy.

rehajm said...

It's wrong to assume she wasn't flattered. There are still places in the world not infected by American feminism. Paris is one of them.

For the coup de grace Trump should have complimented her fashion sense.

Sample Commenter said...

Gadfly, all of that bile cannot be good for you.

Richard Dolan said...

Trump is so much more interesting (entertaining too) than other politicos. What you see is what you get, no fakery and no filter. Such a refreshing difference compared to Hillary!, Schumer, Pelosi, Obama -- pretty much all of Team Dem, with the exception of Bernie.

rehajm said...

C'est tout?

mezzrow said...

Goodness gracious. The Trump, it burns!!

He does have quite an effect on some people. M-m-m.

tcrosse said...

Who can doubt that President Hillary would have wowed the Parisians with her chic fashion sense and her considerable personal charm ?

brylun said...

Kid Rock for Senate, for real, will.shake things up even more.

Jon Ericson said...

The dirtbag left.
http://www.macleans.ca/society/the-rise-of-the-internets-dirtbag-left/
Insty.

Chuck said...

brylun said...
Kid Rock for Senate, for real, will.shake things up even more.

The Detroit Free Press is reporting that the Robert Ritchie for Senate talk is probably phony; that Kid Rock has a new album in the works followed by tour commitments followed by corporate commitments. Making a Senate run next year highly unlikely

I talked with Michigan Republican insiders last night, and Ritchie has hired some serious consultants. Of course with $100 million, he can hire serious consultants just for the fun of it. One told me, "If Ritchie gets in the race, Debbie Stabenow won't file to run again." That seems a bit strange, because unlike most senior senators from both parties, actually being senator is probably the best job she'll ever have. She is the stupidest waste of human space in the chamber.

Chuck said...

We already know that Trump's most ardent supporters could hear Trump talking about Brigitte Trogneux by the pussy and they would only love him all the more for it.

So the left-wing wailing about whether this was a sexist objectifying remark isn't going to sway anybody.

What struck me about all of it wasn't so much that Trump was being sexist; what struck me is how awkward and graceless Trump is; I don't think he's got much to talk about, without it sounding like he was in the locker room at Trump National Westchester.

Browndog said...

Old school.

Love it.

The fact this is even blog worthy tells you the state of the PC mindset.

Darrell said...

We already know that Trump's most ardent supporters could hear Trump talking about Brigitte Trogneux by the pussy and they would only love him all the more for it.

One of the most stupid things ever written. Trump's most ardent supporters actually watched the taped and read the transcripts and know that Trump never said that he grabs pussies himself. Ms Macron's chatte was never in any danger.

Meade said...

"She is the stupidest waste of human space in the chamber."

Never try to compliment a woman by telling her she is the stupidest waste of human space in the chamber. That much I know.

Darrell said...

Let me go on the record that Kid Rock will run and Kid Rock will win. Trump will give him the first congratulatory phone call.

Browndog said...

I don't know if Kid can will--in fact, I think not.

I do know that Kid Rock's support would come straight out of SE Michigan, Stabenow's stronghold.

The rest of the State is Red, and would vote for a bag of rocks over Stabenow.

Feste said...

Meade said...

“Never try to compliment a woman by telling her she is the stupidest waste of human space in the chamber. That much I know.”

Ya know, Meade.

Sometimes ...

... a man ...
... gets sick ...
... and tired ...
... of obeying ...
... the rules ...
... at ....
.... Alice’s ...
... Restaurant ...

So, you go ahead, Meade, and tell us all about the time you broke the rules (you know the rules), and ordered Alice.

And you ended up getting the Red Queen.

And you didn’t even know she was on the menu.

clint said...

It's amazing how much our preconceptions shape our perceptions.

A smooth talker might look cool and elegant to one viewer but slick and glib to another.

A less smooth talker might look awkward and graceless to one viewer but genuine and down-to-earth to another.

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Browndog said...

Life-long bullshitter Chuck and I are practically neighbors, and I wish he'd quit giving the good folks here a bad name.

Fabi said...

"We already know that Trump's most ardent supporters could hear Trump talking about Brigitte Trogneux by the pussy and they would only love him all the more for it."

I may print that one out and frame it!

Feste said...
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Feste said...

Chuck,

Don’t let it bring you down. It’s only castles burning.

If they call you a ...

“Blind man running
through the light
of the night
With an answer in his hand,”

Remember, it applies to just about all of us.

rcocean said...

You'll notice the American MSM wasted everyone time with blather about #Nothing-gate and a lame "gotcha" question about Jim and terrorism in Paris.

Paris, of course, isn't really Paris anymore. Nothing Trump says now will change that.

OTOH, the terrorism and Muslims keep down the hotel and real estate prices.

rcocean said...

Trump and Macron both have trophy wives. But Macron's trophy is 30 years older than Trump's.

steve uhr said...

It was a smart/nice thing for Macron to invite Trump. I see the two of them - both outsiders to politics -- becoming quite close in the troubled times ahead.

exiledonmainstreet said...

Yes, it's so insulting to tell a woman -or a man, for that matter - in her 60's she's in great shape.

I'm in OK shape. Not great shape. If I worked out with weights more faithfully than I do, I might end up in great shape. And I wouldn't mind it one bit if somebody noticed and told me that.

David Baker said...

"Never try to compliment a woman by telling her she is the stupidest waste of human space in the chamber. That much I know."

:-D

Ambrose said...

"You're in great shape. Hey, I've got some nylons and chocolate back at the hotel after you put the little boy, M. President - to bed."

Achilles said...

Chuck said...

What struck me about all of it wasn't so much that Trump was being sexist; what struck me is how awkward and graceless Trump is; I don't think he's got much to talk about, without it sounding like he was in the locker room at Trump National Westchester.

What strikes me is how well Trump is doing. In every situation he is a leader and says things every American that loves this country wants to hear.

What also strikes me is how pathetic his enemies here at home are. How reflexively negative they are and how they have to make things up to pretend like they are relevant. They are constantly outing themselves as haters and losers that everyone else hates. Like that asshole in the home owners association that bitches about people not watering their lawn.

We had one of those guys get mad because the garbage comes on Friday and we were out of town and the cans were still out on Saturday. He wanted to make sure we got our letter. Such a smirking shithead face. I realized the guy was probably a lifelong republican. Everyone pretty much hates those people.

Birches said...

Kid Rock ended his press release with this: "I am the captain now."

He's won already.

antiphone said...

We had one of those guys get mad because the garbage comes on Friday and we were out of town and the cans were still out on Saturday. He wanted to make sure we got our letter. Such a smirking shithead face.

This just such a beautiful analogy in which Trump is your empty garbage can, left out on the curb too long.

Well, this can isn't going anywhere anytime soon Mr Uptight establishment! This sir, is so much more than the dirty receptacle you would have us hide away until trash day.

To the contrary! This humble receptacle's presence on the public curb bears mute testimony to freedom and the power of Democracy itself.

Pinandpuller said...

Kids eat for free PLUS my senior discount!

Pinandpuller said...

Macronesia: A condition characterized by not remembering how old your wife is.

Pinandpuller said...

Trump is being a little naive like Bruce Lee in Return of the Dragon.

Trump looks over at Brigitte: Back home when we have a wife that old, we tear her down! Build a new one! Make money!

Pinandpuller said...

Kid Rock will not complain about Kid Rock playing Kid Rock at Kid Rock rallies.

Pinandpuller said...

Blogger rcocean said...

Trump and Macron both have trophy wives. But Macron's trophy is 30 years older than Trump's.

7/13/17, 10:11 PM

Macron's trophy was runner up.

Unknown said...

@althouse I have lived in Paris, traveled widely in France over many years and eaten at some of the most expensive restaurants down to the highway cafe's. The menu at the Eiffel Tower restaurant was tourist menu fodder - nothing special. It has items that would make a tourist from an English-speaking country feel safe.

Your comments about the sniffy NYT is reverse-snobbery. Some people know what's what. Other's don't. As they say, ignorance is bliss.

Humperdink said...

"Macron's trophy was runner up."

Trump's was best of show.

Mike said...

We already know that Trump's most ardent supporters could hear Trump talking about Brigitte Trogneux by the pussy and they would only love him all the more for it.

This is a stupid, partisan comment that falsely equates political votes for life endorsements and "love" which, in this context, makes no sense to me. You know why I cheered about the "grab 'em by the pussy" comment? Because it was the perfect example of the media trying a kill shot that would have, should have, worked on a GOPer pantywaist just like it had every time before. And it failed! It flopped. It backfired and painted the media as dishonest. This was their best shot at him.

But Trump shrugged it off. He compared his "guy talk" to his opponent's husband who was forced to admit he had sexually assaulted a state employee and lied under oath to get out of it (losing his law license in the process). He refused to play the DEC shame game where only Republicans pay a public price for private comments and actions. Not only did this give the public permission to tune out of all media attacks, it hurt the DNC-Media complex and their co-conspirators in Hollywood.

How? Because it was also 100% true. That is what you can "get away" with when "you're a star." Trump didn't say it's what he did. He said it's what "they let you do" when you're a star. Who can argue with that? The bad actor playing Trump on SNL (expect 10 Emmys) has been caught on taper saying (more like screaming) worse things to his own daughter and practicing homophobia by calling a reporter a "fucking cocksucker" on video. But hey! "That's what you can do when you're a star."

So unlike fake Republicans from the Great Lakes area, most Americans saw through the pearl-clutching charade to the truth in Trump's words. And from that point on the media has lost even more credibility for their dogged persistence in spreading lies and avoiding the truth, where convenient to the DNC side.

n.n said...

Boys compliment girls compliment boys. The circle of life.

The Cracker Emcee Activist said...

"Such a smirking shithead face. I realized the guy was probably a lifelong republican. Everyone pretty much hates those people."

So much political truth in a comment about a relatively trivial matter. I know so many apolitical, yet socially conservative, people who wouldn't vote for the Doles and Romneys of the world because they were instinctively repelled by the smugness. Needless to say, they tired of Obama very quickly. And they absolutely despise the statist hypocrites in both parties. So Trump can tweet and douse his steak in ketchup until time stops, and they will still support him.

Gk1 said...

I was just opining to an open minded liberal friend of mine that trump is the "new normal" in american politics and that there is no going back. They agreed and conceded it didn't happen overnight. He then further conceded the democrats need to move on to another tactic by late summer as the hail mary of having trump resign just isn't happening and that's beginning to sink in.

Known Unknown said...

"We had one of those guys get mad because the garbage comes on Friday and we were out of town and the cans were still out on Saturday. He wanted to make sure we got our letter. Such a smirking shithead face."

Tell him to get a hobby that doesn't involve what's going on at your house. I hate god awful busybodies.

Susan said...

The whole reason She Who will Never Be President could never appeal to the public at large was because she was so obviously the sort of person who lived to send letters to people who didn't put their trash cans in on time. Her supporters are the very same type. It's why they are perfectly fine with the idea of ousting Trump by any means necessary. It's what you do when the wrong sort moves into the neighborhood. Harrass them until they leave.

Earnest Prole said...

Macron's wife is unappetizing. The bone is for the dog; the meat is for the man.

Jim at said...

"This just such a beautiful analogy in which Trump is your empty garbage can, left out on the curb too long."

And once again, he is STILL better than the vile, corrupt bitch you voted for.

Bad Lieutenant said...

Macron's wife is unappetizing. The bone is for the dog; the meat is for the man.

Distinctions not cost-effective.

Earnest Prole said...

Distinctions not cost-effective if, like Macron, you're gay.

Earnest Prole said...

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Bad Lieutenant said...

I thought she would be a fireplug, more like poor dear Mrs. Pence or Mrs. Sanders. She looks skinny like Melania looks skinny. Granting that she's 60 or whatever she's going to look as old as she looks, why harp on it? She must have had *something* to hook macron. But fine, since you feel so strongly, I will Google images of her.

If you want to talk trash about people you've never met, I think that Melania had a bad boob job in that nude picture that went around. I hope that once she hooked up with Trump she got that sorted out.

Bad Lieutenant said...

https://goo.gl/images/vzgcRF

Skinny, bewbs, looks happy, may know fun, may even know love. Could be more than meets the eye:

When Marko had told us about Floyd Whitten's former love whom he had ditched when he married the boss, I had made a casual mental comment that there was something droll about a man living in sin with a toy buyer, but one look at Julie Alving showed me that such casual comments can be silly. She was forty and looked it, and she was not an eyestopper in any obvious way, but everything about her, the way she walked, the way she stood, her eyes and mouth and whole face, seemed to be saying, without trying or intending to, that if you had happened to be hers, and she yours, life would be full of pleasant and interesting surprises. It wasn't anything personal, it was just her. I was so impressed, in spite of her age, that I was smiling at her before I knew it.

Earnest Prole said...

In the words of the immortal Joe Tex:

Will somebody please take the lady with the skinny legs?