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Trump holds Q&A, discussing jobs, Russia, Israel

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Still, the U.S. job market has been robust for much of 2016. Employers have added more than 2.2 million jobs over the past 12 months — a sign of economic health that predates Trump’s presidential victory.

Thank you President Obama.

He (Trump) also dodged a direct response when asked about accusations that Russia hacked the U.S. election, saying computers have “complicated lives very greatly.”

Will Trump release his tax info to show which countries he has businesses in and which international financiers he owes hundreds of millions of US dollars to? I wonder what all he's hiding and what effects his business dealings might have on international relations.

'Conflict of interest' looks set to be one the most often repeated phrases of the Trump presidency.

'Trump dodged a direct response' another.

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Thank you President Obama.

Oh, it's from the AP, I should have known. LMAO

Will Trump release his tax info to show which countries he has businesses in and which international financiers he owes hundreds of millions of US dollars to?

You know, Obama never released his college transcripts when he was asked, it didn't make much of a difference when the right asked, they were told to get over it, well, guess what the left can do.

I wonder what all he's hiding and what effects his business dealings might have on international relations.

I guess the left will possibly never know

'Conflict of interest' looks set to be one the most often repeated phrases of the Trump presidency.

And he should ignore it, the left can maintain their fascination with his taxes and Trump can worry about the country. Seems fair to me.

'Trump dodged a direct response' another.

On this one, he should, he really should.

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It takes a special kind of Republican to bend over and grab his ankles and talk about college transcripts when discussing Trump not releasing his taxes. You have to be very well trained to work against your own self interests and fall on swords for the billionaire like that. Did he at least say he loves you and you are special?

As for Trump's comments, I think people are starting to tune him out before he's even President. He doesn't have any substance to his comments or positions and over time people will treat it with a smile and a "that's nice" reaction, then move on.

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Trump needs all the Q&A sessions he can get. He needs to ask many questions, like:

'I can't believe I won the election, what do I do now?'

'Where is Syria?'

'How do I look?'

'Can someone get me a glass of Trump water?'

'I need to tweet something. Could you excuse me for a minute?'

'Am I really making a fool of myself on a weekly basis?'

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It takes a special kind of Republican to bend over and grab his ankles and talk about college transcripts when discussing Trump not releasing his taxes.

Here we go, Captain shield up! LOL

You have to be very well trained to work against your own self interests and fall on swords for the billionaire like that. Did he at least say he loves you and you are special?

No, I think you're confusing the left with their infatuation of Barrack, like lemmings, they would all jump off a cliff for him.

As for Trump's comments, I think people are starting to tune him out before he's even President. He doesn't have any substance to his comments or positions and over time people will treat it with a smile and a "that's nice" reaction, then move on.

You know I believe that, all the people in Cali, NY and Mass can cover up their ears and the rest of us will move on. Enjoy.

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He's probably heard of Russia, but Israel?

"How do you make these chairs go up and down?"

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He told reporters that Israel is being treated “very, very unfairly,” maintaining that countries that are “horrible places” never get reprimanded. He refused to directly answer a question about whether Israel should stop building settlements, saying he is “very, very strong on Israel.”

This the response of a man desperately trying to conceal the fact that he has no idea what he's being asked.

SuperLibDEC. 30, 2016 - 10:12AM JST It takes a special kind of Republican to bend over and grab his ankles and talk about college transcripts when discussing Trump not releasing his taxes.

Agreed. But we've known that for a while.

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I wonder what all he's hiding and what effects his business dealings might have on international relations.

I guess the left will possibly never know

And all those people in the Rust Belt who voted for Trump won't be affected whatsoever.

We'll see which side Trump's bread is buttered on when BRICS flex their IMF muscle.

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This the response of a man desperately trying to conceal the fact that he has no idea what he's being asked.

So true. Regardless of the topic. He keeps hoping he will wake up from the nightmare that he played at being a politician for a lark, but then some people accidentally took it seriously.

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He keeps hoping he will wake up from the nightmare that he played at being a politician for a lark, but then some people accidentally took it seriously.

It's like "The Producers" writ bigly

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It's like "The Producers" writ bigly

Springtime for Trump, and America.

Sounds like a flop in the making for sure. For all but the global .01%. Sadly.

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If Obama had been working as hard the whole time as he has in the last week maybe there wouldn't have been a need for a Trump presidency.

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Scanning through the messages here it's interesting that there isn't one statement in support of Trump by his supporters.

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Dear World, please understand that the majority of Americans did not vote for the Sadistic Ignoramous. We're gonna do what we can to try to stop these fiascos from happening. Do not let these ridiculous "Kings" divide us. Please have a little pity,it's very embarrassing to be an American right now and most of us had nothing to do with this clown getting elected.

LivingWages, #HumanRights, #OutlawOvertime
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Scanning through the messages here it's interesting that there isn't one statement in support of Trump by his supporters.

Of course. They don't really support him. They don't really support anything. They're just pissed off and want to blame it all on people who are different from them.

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to consider this even holding a candle to Obama's accomplishments must mean USA is now both deaf and blind and the same time

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Obama has done next to nothing up until the last week or so. Trump has already accomplished more during his Christmas vacation than Obama has done whole of 2016 prior to this week.

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Trump has already accomplished more during his Christmas vacation

It would be nice if he had actually accomplished something positive.

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Not an American but Trump news I noticed.

We will remove all troops from Korea and Japan and give them nukes. US written J-Constitution forbids Nuclear weapons.

We will move our Embassy fro Tel Aviv and if means a new Israel/Palestine conflict. So what America first, song plas on. Hail to 5000 new jobs oh shut up to all you other unemployed. 5000 jobs for how many unemployed??

And it keeps going on.

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@Bass you're practically bleeding all over the floor jumping on those swords for partisan grandstanding. There are more than just Liberals and Conservatives in this country man. Figure it out. As long as it's for the GOP you'll die for them, ignore their stupidity, and go along with whatever they tell you... because, well, its not for the other major party.

2017 is going to be a big year. The movement will begin. No more partisan politic majorities. No more entrenched management and elitist politicking. I hope both parties will find themselves in the minority vote with very little power over how our country is run into the ground by their standards.

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Hail President Trump!! The sooner we can get rid of Baja the better.

Brother, ain't that the truth.

Obama has done next to nothing up until the last week or so.

Ah, ah, ah, he did not get a Nobel peace prize, exactly for what, we still don't know.

Trump has already accomplished more during his Christmas vacation than Obama has done whole of 2016 prior to this week.

Bingo!

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So FDT's first 2 accomplishments are: a restarting of the Cold War, and a renewal of worldwide nuclear arms proliferation

Wow! Very impressive! Not.

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