Fox frantically cuts from Trump babbling about farmers ...............

Mina

Fox frantically cuts from Trump babbling about farmers not being able to connect tractors to the internet

While President Donald Trump was speaking at an event in Council Bluffs, Iowa on Tuesday, his speech veered off the rails, culminating in him complaining about how farmers couldn’t hook their tractors up to the internet.

Things got so bizarre that Fox Business reporters scrambled to cut away from it.

“We secured nearly $1.2 billion to expand rural broadband, which you need very badly. You need very badly,” said Trump. “They have not treated the Midwest well with broadband, with anything having to do with the word computer. I look at some of those tractors and they don’t even hook up. They’re all set. But you don’t have the capability in terms of your infrastructure—”

“All right, we’re going to talk with your panel about a lot of what the president’s been saying,” cut in an anchor, quickly turning off the audio feed from Trump’s speech.

In reality, modern tractors typically do have internet connectivity, which helps farmers keep track of everything from weather conditions to the total size of their yield.

Beyond parody — Fox Business cuts away from Trump’s speech right after he laments, bizarrely, that tractors can’t hook up to the internet pic.twitter.com/hbYoYm2UgO

— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 11, 2019

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chase_gw

FOX cuts away from Trump ? Say it ain't so Joe........

Joe you say.....like McDonald's..I'm lovin' it

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Annie Deighnaugh

Again? Is this becoming a thing? Is the frequency of his babbling episodes increasing?

https://www.gardenweb.com/discussions/5667465/fox-has-to-cut-away-from-trump-incoherent-rantings#n=62

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cattyles

Maybe farmers will show trump that they are not stupid by not voting for him.

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Annie Deighnaugh

There's a 6 min piece tonight (https://www.msnbc.com/all) with Ali Velshi in for Chris Hayes on trump/mexico and he talks with Ben Rhodes who makes some very cogent points about what trump is doing with mexico and why. I recommend viewing it.

Anyway, in it, you see trump doing this bizarre prop thing (remember the table full of reams of paper that he wouldn't let anyone see that were supposed to be evidence of him turning his businesses over to his sons?) where he pulled a sheet of paper out of his jacket pocket and said it was an agreement with Mexico, but he wouldn't let anyone see it as he's going to let Mexico announce it. Of course a smart photog took a shot and it included this nonsense....no...I mean *literal* nonsensical jumble of words:

...the Government of Mexico will take all necessary steps under domestic law to bring the agreement into force with a view to ensuring that the agreement will enter into force in 45 days.

Say what? Apparently the babble ends up in writing too.

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Tilly Teabag

Connectivity to Tractor Tinder is really cramping their style.

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Jenn "My kingdom for a nap!" Mom(5)

Maybe he thinks that there needs to be 'smart tractors' manufactured by now, so that farmers can say..."Tractor, open the storage shed door/Turn off the barn outside light" and *boom* storage shed door opens remotely, or the outside barn light goes off. Kinda like Alexa but for farmers with tractors. ;)

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Mina

Trump knows nothing about tractors, farming or the internet.

Too funny

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Delilah66

“Lachlan Murdoch is apparently taking over Fox News and despises DT. Take that for what you will.”

True or unfounded rumor? If true might we see a better quality of Faux news?

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how2girl

I vote true ^^^

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paprikash

^^are you the pot or kettle. The media manipulates the liberals—most are pretty gullible and stupid

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catticusmockingbird

Did you notice the smirk on the Fox guy's face?

When FoxNews has to cut back in because you sound like a friggin' idiot!

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AnnKH

That clip would be funny as heck if it weren't real. SNL writers must be thinking "Crap! Fox News stole our bit for this week!"

Once again, our President proves what a joke he is.

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judeNY_gw

Even the cult leader identified his followers as low intelligence. Own it.

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paprikash

No, Jude, it’s all rightfully yours. Own it.

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Ree_S

Jude, sometimes they prove the point for you.

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carolb_w_fl_coastal_9b(zone 9/10)

Points are proven more often than sometimes, I think.

But chill with the aspersions - uncool.

Rupert Murdoch reportedly was never a fan of Mr. Trump, quite the contrary, and only grudgingly gave him any respect once he won the presidency, so if his sons are no fans either, it's not too surprising.

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Tilly Teabag

No one should be calling any group stupid. By all means you can call opinions or actions stupid, but don’t insult actual people in political debates, both sides do it on HT and it is very destructive to respectful debate.

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carolb_w_fl_coastal_9b(zone 9/10)

I think some folks may confuse actual debate with simply fighting.

Others become angry and hurl insults as retaliation, never mind the forum rules.


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Jess(10)

No one should be calling any group stupid.

Maybe you should pass that on to Trump

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judeNY_gw

Most threads on this forum do not involve actual discussion.

Additionally, when management removes posts which point out logical inconsistencies, there can be no discussion.

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carolb_w_fl_coastal_9b(zone 9/10)

So maybe it's a good idea to keep informative comments as neutral as possible, and not overly disparaging or pointed at anyone specific.

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maifleur01

Poor little Donald may have tried to use one of his personal phones in Iowa and could not connect and it carried over to internet. Iowa has several dead zones unless your provider is Verizon. Found that one out earlier this year.

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woodnymph2_gw

Princes of Whales and intelligent tractors that talk. Who needs Borowitz. Give him enough rope.... All he has to do now, on a daily basis, is just open his mouth and spout....

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numbersjunkie

"The media manipulates the liberals—most are pretty gullible and stupid".

Really? If Fox news turns anti-Trump, who do you have left? Is the whole country (world) stupid & crazy --- except the Trump supporters (minority) who are the only ones who see things "clearly".

Why would the media want to do that? How do they get so many respected professionals with excellent credentials to become contributors? You think these people with esteemed reputations, many of whom served our country for a fraction of the wages they could have commanded in private industry, would suddenly sell their souls for money?

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Tilly Teabag

I saw the Prince of Whales snippet in our newspaper here. One comment printed was wondering if Trump said it on porpoise.

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