Trump's First Press Conference - 1/11/17 (1 Viewer)

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I only got to watch the first 20-30 minutes.

In that time, the usual things stuck out. He's all over the place. He says a few things I'm good with, and then he says other things that are kinda nuts.

I did laugh at his germaphobe comment. That was good.
 

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So you missed the mini-meltdown towards the end with the CNN reporter?
 

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Haven't watched it yet, but I'm guessing he tried to run it like a campaign rally, then acted like a jack*** when reporters tried to ask real questions.
 

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I haven't watched it either, but I know the Australian Dollar improved about 1.5c against the USD.

So I for one hope he keeps saying stupid things, because it will make my objective of coming to NOLA later this year more affordable.
 

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I really loved his staff being there for random bursts of applause.
 

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Yeah, stacking the room with a shill crowd to fake responses is beyond disgusting. It's not filmed before a live studio audience. Have some dignity.
 

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Most honest man I think I've ever heard speak. Wow. Can't believe how much thought he has given to doing this for the American people
 

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I really loved his staff being there for random bursts of applause.
I thought that was the weirdest thing about it.

I started thinking about it and I am pretty sure I have never heard/seen anything like that.

Do you know it was his staff? I thought maybe some members of the public had been allowed in. But then I remembered it was in Manhattan.
 

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BBC I think reported that he had over 40 non-press business associates packed in along the walls. I'm not sure if there was staff too.
 

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I can't find the article on BBC with the number, but here's a comment about it under the heading "The Peanut Gallery".

Trump press event a theatre of the absurd - BBC News

During the press conference, Mr Trump would deliver a sharp rebuke and be greeted with applause. Mr Trump would crack a joke followed by laughter. Mr Trump would ask a rhetorical question, and get a chorus of responses.

It was enough to make some viewers wonder whether the normally reserved reporters were throwing their lot in with the soon-to-be president.

In fact, the animated reactions were coming from Trump supporters, political staff and business employees who were crammed into the Trump Tower lobby along with journalists.

Given that Mr Trump seems to draw energy from a welcoming crowd, stacking a press conference with a friendly audience may not be a bad idea from a strategic standpoint. It made for an odd experience when juxtaposed with his sometimes aggressive press questioners - and will be even more peculiar if the practice is continued in the White House briefing room.
Business Insider, though, reports paid staffers were crowded in and were trying to be crowd-warmers: Paid staffers were on hand to cheer for Trump at his press conference - Business Insider
 

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Most honest man I think I've ever heard speak. Wow. Can't believe how much thought he has given to doing this for the American people
Please tell me this is sarcasm.

Even the most loyal Trump supporters don't believe this.
 

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I was hoping Trump would act Presidential once he assumed the position, but it looks like my hopes were dashed....this could be a very embarrassing 4 years. This is coming from somebody that has voted predominantly Republican all of my life.
 

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