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Y'all say Biden has dementia. Here's Trump's from his interview with Hugh Hewitt talking about his conversation with Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar. A leading contender for "Word Salad of the Year Award."

Donald Trump's recounting of his 2020 conversation with a Taliban leader is something else

Donald Trump called into conservative talk radio host Hugh Hewitt's show on Thursday, spending almost 45 minutes doling out his usual mix of braggadocio, blame-gaming and just plain old riffing.

One answer -- one very loooooong answer -- stood out to me. It came after Hewitt asked Trump to describe his conversation with Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, a Taliban co-founder and deputy leader, during his 2020 negotiations with the group to remove American troops from Afghanistan. (Trump talked to Hewitt before the explosions at the Kabul airport on Thursday morning.)
 
Here's the full back-and-forth (and you can listen to it here):
 
Hewitt: What did you communicate to Baradar, Mullah Baradar, Abdul Baradar who you talked to when you spoke to him? What did you tell him?
 
 
Trump: So I set up a conversation with him, and people said oh, you shouldn't be talking. Well, I set up a conversation with Kim Jong Un of North Korea. We didn't have a nuclear war. Had I not, then Obama would have been right. We would have had a nuclear war. President Obama said to me we're going to have a nuclear war with North Korea. I said have you ever spoken to him. He said no. And I said don't you think that might be a good idea. But anyway, I know he wanted to speak to him, but he never got to speak to him, and I think the other side didn't want to talk to Obama. So what happened is I spoke to the head of the, the known head, because it's...
 
Hewitt: Yeah, Baradar, right? Baradar.
 
Trump: Yeah, but I spoke to, and sort of the known head, but nobody was sure, but now I'm sure, and I was sure then when I was speaking to him. And I knew as soon as I spoke to him. And even the introduction, I say hello, and he screamed something very tough. And I then started with him. I said, listen, before we start the longtime conversation and conversations that we're going to have, I have to say one thing, and I'll never have to say it again to you. And here's what I say. If you do anything bad to the United States of America, if you do anything bad to any of our civilians, to any American citizen, or if you do anything out of the normal, you know, they've been fighting for a thousand years, but out of the normal, because you've had your wars, and if you do anything out of the normal, but anything bad to America or any American citizens, I will hit you harder than anybody has ever been hit in world history. You will be hit harder than any country and any person has ever been hit in world history. And we will start with the exact location and the exact town, and it's right here. And I believe I repeated the name of his town. That will be the first place that we start. And I won't be able to speak to you anymore after that, and isn't that a very sad thing? But that is the story. And then he asked me one question, and I'd rather not repeat that question, because it's a very scary question. But he asked me one question, and I gave him the answer yes. And then after it was all done, I said OK, now I've said what I'm going to say. Let's have a conversation. And I said we're going to be leaving after 21 years. And when we leave, you're going to leave us alone, and we're going to leave with great dignity and great honor. And we are going to take care of this situation. We're going to take our time. We had a date of May 1, but they missed a couple of conditions. We had some very strong conditions, Hugh. But they missed a couple of conditions. I wanted to be out by May 1. I had spoken to him quite a bit before May 1, but we had a condition of May 1. But they missed conditions, and so therefore, I bombed and we hit them very hard. And then we said we will agree to those conditions. I said no, you've already agreed to them. Don't play games. We had them so good. They weren't in Kabul. You take a look at when they started taking over Afghanistan. It's when I left. When I left, that's when it started, they started going wild, because they were dealing with another president. And I never realized, and of course I realized the importance and power of the presidency, but I never realized how important the office of the president is until this happened, because when I watched what happened over the last week and a half with some horrible, stupid decisions that were made, number one being allowing our military to leave before the civilians and before we get all of our equipment back, $83 billion dollars. And not, nobody can even comprehend that much equipment. Thousands of vehicles, thousands, you saw the list of vehicles.
 
Let's leave aside the fact that it appears as though Trump simply doesn't know Baradar's name -- even with prompting from Hewitt. And that Trump claimed that he single-handedly averted nuclear war because he sat down with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.
Instead, focus on Trump's description of his conversation with Baradar. And start here: The answer runs 588 words. That's roughly three and a half minutes of speaking -- uninterrupted. Which, well, wow.
Now to what Trump actually said:
 
* "I spoke to, and sort of the known head, but nobody was sure, but now I'm sure, and I was sure then when I was speaking to him. And I knew as soon as I spoke to him. And even the introduction, I say hello, and he screamed something very tough." If I am reading this right, Trump wasn't sure that Baradar was the head of the Taliban when the conversation first started but he figured it out once Baradar "screamed something very tough."
 
* "If you do anything bad to the United States of America, if you do anything bad to any of our civilians, to any American citizen, or if you do anything out of the normal, you know, they've been fighting for a 1,000 years, but out of the normal, because you've had your wars, and if you do anything out of the normal, but anything bad to America or any American citizens, I will hit you harder than anybody has ever been hit in world history." This sentence is 85 words long. And it ends with Trump recounting that he told Baradar that if the Taliban hurt any Americans that Trump would "hit you harder than anybody has ever been hit in world history." Which, well, would be pretty hard. Also, Trump's description of Afghanistan's history -- "you've had your wars" -- is truly remarkable.
 
* "And then he asked me one question, and I'd rather not repeat that question, because it's a very scary question. But he asked me one question, and I gave him the answer yes." I truly have no idea what that one question could have possibly been. And why would Trump not want to tell it to Hewitt?
 
* "I wanted to be out by May 1. I had spoken to him quite a bit before May 1, but we had a condition of May 1. But they missed conditions, and so therefore, I bombed and we hit them very hard."
Trump using the word "I" to describe a bombing campaign is not surprising, given what we know about him. But it is still a little surreal.
 
* "And I never realized, and of course I realized the importance and power of the presidency, but I never realized how important the office of the president is until this happened, because when I watched what happened over the last week and a half with some horrible, stupid decisions that were made, number one being allowing our military to leave before the civilians and before we get all of our equipment back, $83 billion dollars." So, Trump never realized the power of the presidency until after he had left office and was watching the Afghanistan situation from afar? Really? Of course, he also contradicts himself in the same answer when he says "of course I realized the importance and power of the presidency" right before he says "I never realized how important the office of the president is." So....
 
The back-and-forth is, well, something else.
 
That it lands on the same day that so many Republicans have been so quick to bash President Joe Biden for his handling of the drawdown of the US presence in Afghanistan should serve as a reminder that Trump's foreign policy knowledge and bona fides were absolutely paper thin.
 

 

 


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HipKat Derangement Syndrome.

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“There he goes. One of God's own prototypes.

A high-powered mutant of some kind, never even considered for mass production.

Too weird to live, and too rare to die.”

 

Twitter: @HKTheResistance

 

HipKat, on *** other h***, is genuine, unapoli***tically nasty, and w**** his hea** on his ******. jc856

I’ll just forward them to Bridgett. comssvet11

Seek help. soflabillsfan

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7 minutes ago, HipKat said:

HipKat Derangement Syndrome.

I post, HDS sufferer Bowman replies. 

I thought I was on ignore.  Reading my posts again, I see.  Can't say I blame you.  HDS???  LOL.  No such thing.  Just can't let the bullshit you always post go unchallenged.  I see you used one of your completely biased sources YET AGAIN.  You are so predictable.

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@Thebowflexbody hey dumbass, when I log into my sock account, I can see your fucking posts, idiot. And when I'm not logged into my stock account I can see that you replied to me, moron.

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“There he goes. One of God's own prototypes.

A high-powered mutant of some kind, never even considered for mass production.

Too weird to live, and too rare to die.”

 

Twitter: @HKTheResistance

 

HipKat, on *** other h***, is genuine, unapoli***tically nasty, and w**** his hea** on his ******. jc856

I’ll just forward them to Bridgett. comssvet11

Seek help. soflabillsfan

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16 minutes ago, HipKat said:

@Thebowflexbody hey dumbass, when I log into my sock account, I can see your fucking posts, idiot. And when I'm not logged into my stock account I can see that you replied to me, moron.

So he's right that you see our posts

LOL

Stupid sheep

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1 hour ago, HipKat said:

@Thebowflexbody hey dumbass, when I log into my sock account, I can see your fucking posts, idiot. And when I'm not logged into my stock account I can see that you replied to me, moron.

"My sock account".  Enough said.  LOSER.  I know you read all my posts, Hip.  It's obvious.

Fucking sock account.

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1 minute ago, Thebowflexbody said:

"My sock account".  Enough said.  LOSER.  I know you read all my posts, Hip.  It's obvious.

Fucking sock account.

Sock account for a sock puppet

Just like his idol, the puppet Sippy Cup Joe

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1 hour ago, Philly'sFinest said:

So he's right that you see our posts

LOL

Stupid sheep

He doesn't understand that.  Hilarious.

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Just now, Philly'sFinest said:

Sock account for a sock puppet

Just like his idol, the puppet Sippy Cup Joe

What do Senile Joe and Hip have in common?  For starters, they're both.......losers.

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1 hour ago, HipKat said:

@Thebowflexbody hey dumbass, when I log into my sock account, I can see your fucking posts, idiot. And when I'm not logged into my stock account I can see that you replied to me, moron.

So you log into s dummy account to see someone’s posts you have on ignore? Why bother having him on ignore in the first place?

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3 minutes ago, Nuke said:

So you log into s dummy account to see someone’s posts you have on ignore? Why bother having him on ignore in the first place?

Answer:  He's stupid.

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17 minutes ago, Thebowflexbody said:

"My sock account".  Enough said.  LOSER.  I know you read all my posts, Hip.  It's obvious.

Fucking sock account.

And I don't even want to think where that sock has been in.

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The only word salad is Greg trying to talk through his ball gag.


Sack "The Buffalo Range's TRUSTED News Source!"

“When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic.” ~ Dresden James

Parler @NYexile

 

 

 

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9 hours ago, Nuke said:

So you log into s dummy account to see someone’s posts you have on ignore? Why bother having him on ignore in the first place?

No dippy, I don't log in to SEE his posts, but since he follows everything I post, I can't NOT see it if it's right after one of my posts

Cumulative Brain Failure is a real characteristic of all MAGA's, isn't it?

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“There he goes. One of God's own prototypes.

A high-powered mutant of some kind, never even considered for mass production.

Too weird to live, and too rare to die.”

 

Twitter: @HKTheResistance

 

HipKat, on *** other h***, is genuine, unapoli***tically nasty, and w**** his hea** on his ******. jc856

I’ll just forward them to Bridgett. comssvet11

Seek help. soflabillsfan

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3 hours ago, HipKat said:

No dippy, I don't log in to SEE his posts, but since he follows everything I post, I can't NOT see it if it's right after one of my posts

Cumulative Brain Failure is a real characteristic of all MAGA's, isn't it?

GAY

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Will Greg tell us the sob story of how he got booted from the military?

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Sack "The Buffalo Range's TRUSTED News Source!"

“When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic.” ~ Dresden James

Parler @NYexile

 

 

 

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7 minutes ago, SackMan518 said:

Will Greg tell us the sob story of how he got booted from the military?

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He was booted from the military???

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A presidents are liars.

The side you pick is irrelevant. Stop taking the bait.

You're letting govt and media think for you

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