Ross: Trump refuses to answer what should be an easy question
Talk about asking President Trump a softball question – this is from Wednesday’s White House press briefing:
“Win, lose, or draw in this election, will you commit here today to a peaceful transfer of power after the election?,” asked Playboy White House correspondent Brian Karem.
The answer should be, “Yes! Next question.” That’s like asking, “does eggnog have nutmeg in it?
And if the guy asks it again, which he did …
“Will you commit to making sure there is a peaceful transfer of power after the election?,” Karem repeated.
You say, “I took an oath to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution and I am a man of my word. Next question.”
And then if he asks it a third time, which he did …
“Do you commit to making sure …”
You interrupt and you say, “READ MY LIPS: PEACEFUL TRANSFER OF POWER! I will pack up my files, leave a funny note for my successor, steal a few pens, and use my memoirs to rewrite history. NEXT QUESTION!”
And yet, there’s a video of the president saying nothing remotely resembling that.
“Get rid of the ballots and you’ll have a very peaceful … There won’t be a transfer, frankly there’ll be a continuation,” Trump said.
Then again, it’s not really his answer that matters, is it? It’s how his Supreme Court nominee answers when she gets, what I predict will be, the very first question at her hearing.
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