Trump complains that he ‘inherited a mess’

An exasperated President Donald Trump on Thursday gathered the media in the White House’s East Room for a dressing down in which he claimed that he “inherited a mess” and that the “dishonest media” is not giving his presidency the credit it deserves.

“I’m making this presentation directly to the American people with the media present, which is an honor to have you, this morning, because many of our nation’s reporters and folks will not tell you the truth. And will not treat the wonderful people of our country with the respect that they deserve,” Trump said during a news conference that was billed as a rollout for his new labor secretary pick.

But after he quickly announced that Alexander Acosta is his new nominee, Trump launched into a rant. “The press has become so dishonest that if we don’t talk about it we are doing a tremendous disservice to the American people. Tremendous disservice. We have to talk about it. We have to find out what’s going on because the press honestly is out of control,” he said.

“I inherited a mess. It’s a mess. At home and abroad, a mess. Jobs are pouring out of the country,” Trump added.

From there, the president launched into a laundry list of issues on which he has claimed victories or at least progress, including border security, combating the Islamic State, job creation and a reduction of government regulation.

 

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source: http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/trump-inherited-mess-press-conference-235093

  • Linda

    A mess is an understatement by Mr. Trump. He has to rebuild this country because of all the tearing down of America that Obama seemed to have accomplished. He’s got a heavy load and a huge responsibility to all of us voters. Let’s get behind him and continue to support our President and most of all, America and a free country.

    • Snake

      As I’ve said over and over for the last year, Trump will never be able to fix was has been done, although he will try until he can’t do any more. The libturd left has done their job in destroying this country from within! Our debt is massive and our currency will soon collapse because of it. Revelations prophesies that “evil will become good and good will become evil” (we are seeing it now), the mark of the beast will prevent buying and selling and be used to force acceptance of a one world government (congress and european nations are pushing for microchipping that will do just that), there will be massive famine (will happen when the US currency collapses and the rest of the globe follows), …

      • goodwater

        Exactly, that’s why traitor McCain is in Europe trying to calm the One World Government leaders.

      • The Redman

        Nah, snake-mouth. white-folks ruined america long ago. hahahahahahhaahahahah. U idiot.

        • Nikki Sokol

          White losers came here to fuck up OUR land . Go back to YOUR land.

          • The Redman

            Dis is my land. “loser”. haahhahaahah. yall fucked it up

  • Med1

    When Ovomit said it, it was a malicious dig at Bush. When Trump says it, it’s his way of saying guys “We got f*ucked over”. In my world, there’s a big difference.

  • Anne Latella

    Obama did everything in his power to create a dysfunctional mess in the U. S. President Trump is wasting no time in cleaning it up. However, John McCain who lost an election for the Presidency is doing everything in his power to undermine President Trump’s efforts. He may have been a war hero. However he evolved into a disgruntled Senator who is thwarting the President’s efforts and doing so internationally. John McCain you too will bring down this nation as Obama did, by your jealous undermining of the President’s efforts to” Make America Great again”. United we stand & divided we fall! As a Republican Senator he should be receiving your full cooperation. If you could cooperate with Obama who did not serve the U.S’s best interests, you could certainly do we citizens a favor by assisting the President in his efforts to clean up the huge disarray Obama left it in. The American people deserve at least this much from you.

    • Kanawah

      No Anne,
      Obama did everything he could to clean up the mess baby bush and the RepubliSCUMS handed him, and to move the country forward.
      The republicans did everything they could to obstruct him.

      • Eric

        By EVERY measurable standard, your heroine Obama moved this country BACKWARDS and he did so intentionally. Wake up, stop being a sheep and try thinking for yourself. You just might feel better and stop hating so much.

      • [email protected]

        Kanawah I guess a black president can do no wrong to a fellow of the same color.

    • Michael Berry

      And John McCain created that huge mess by a poor campaign losing to Obama, let’s not forge!

      • [email protected]

        He should never have been the Republican candidate, what a huge mistake the Republicans made in that election, I think I could have campaigned better than he did.

    • [email protected]

      John you are not meant for politics and you are getting old, please do the country a favor, retire.

      • Nikki Sokol

        Do me a favor die

  • sammy

    HE SURE DID INHERIT A MESS AND A BIG ONE. THANKS TO THAT BOZO OBAMA. NOW THINGS WILL BE GETTING DONE RIGHT.

    • The Redman

      Nah, sambo. white-folks killed america long ago. hahahhahahahahahahaah. ask yo uncle bembo. hahahhahahahahaha

      • sammy

        YOU MUST BE RELATED TO OBOZO HA HA HA HA HA HO HO HO

        • The Redman

          Y do so many of U inbred white-folks love 2 rape ya own children, and den call em “kids”, huh. sambo. U idiot. hahahahaahhahahahh

          • sammy

            YOU SHOULD NO REDNECK HA HA HA HA

          • The Redman

            Yep. 98% of U pinkies rape ya own brats. sambo. U nasty joker. hahahahahahahhahaha

    • Nikki Sokol

      Yes as usual fucking up our land, our air. White trailer trash talking even more shit. It’s all you know how to do. Go back where your people came from . You and your kind were the first illegal immigrants- LOSERS

      • sammy

        WHAT KIND OF TRAILER TRASH ARE YOU??? I THINK I SMELL YOUR SKANKY BUTT WAY OVER HERE. OR IS THAT YOUR BROTHER OBOZO. NICE TRY. LIVE ON TRUMPS THE MAN.

  • Mike W

    Even the Liberal hero Bill Clinton called the Obama administration “an awful 8 year legacy”. I’m sure Hillary would have said the same as President Trump.

  • Philip fabiano

    By no metric can what Trump inherited by objectively defined as a mess. Obama left Trump a growing economy, an America with a stable place a top global leadership, ISIS was being pushed out of territory that they had taken, more Americans had health care than at any point in US history.

    By the time Obama was inaugurated in 2009, the unemployment rate had spiked from 5 percent to 7.8 percent, on its way to 10 percent a few months later. A rising tide of middle-class families were losing homes, turning to food stamps and seeking government-sponsored health care for the first time.

    Yet Obama handed Trump the reins of an economy with a 4.7 percent unemployment rate; 75 consecutive months of job growth; rising stock prices, home values, corporate profits and consumer confidence; low inflation; and, following several years of sluggish income growth, a record spike in middle-class incomes.

    In 2016, increases in hourly earnings accelerated, which, when combined with increased rates of employment, helped boost overall household incomes. Real household debt is lower than it was in 2006.

    “As 2016 ends, the U.S. labor market is in its best shape since the recession, with nearly every measure of the market at its most favorable level in years,” economist Jed Kolko concluded in his end-of-the-year report for the jobs website Indeed.

    In other words, Obama left the economy in much better shape than he inherited it, even if it remains imperfect for every American.​

    ​You were conned and the scope of this con is playing out each and every day.

    • R Parten

      Drink some of that koolaid!

      • Philip fabiano

        I live in the world of verifiable facts. Each metric is provable by math. You live in the world of Chico Marx Are you going to believe me or your lying eyes. You were conned.

        • Eric

          If you live in a World of verifiable facts,…. look up how many people have given up looking for work and the U6 unemployment number. Your media never reported the U6 number the entire time Obama was in office. They always used the U3 number which doesn’t count the people no longer receiving unemployment benefits or have given up looking for work period. Your media has already used the U6 number on Trump. Don’t believe Mr. Fact, look it up for yourself. The U3 number means jack shit. While you’re at it Mr. Verifiable Fact, check the U3 and U6 numbers on Black Americans. Practice what you preach Phil F. ! ! !

      • Eric

        Phil is a dolt. The economy hasn’t grown since Obama has been in office. More people are out of work than ever before. There are twice as many people on food stamps as when Obama took office. Where the hell is Phil F. getting his numbers,…… from CNN and their fake news team???

      • KingDon

        I’m thinking that he’s already OD’d on it.

    • jessejames5

      He left Trump a growing economy for the gov’t alone and no one else. OB only expanded the welfare takers, illegal immigrants, a socialist destruction plan, racial division, anti-law enforcement except for his own protection, and on it goes, so yes he did leave DT in a mess and it will take some hard decision making to get this country back on it’s feet, and it could take a few years for total renewal. OB has made the US the biggest laughing stock internationally because of his poor relationships with world leaders, his support of terrorist groups like Iran, his cowardice acts by drawing a red line then when it was crossed he went back on his word, and ect.

  • proudvet

    That lowlife draft dodging coward is tearing this country down. All you commie loving Trump Chumps are the scum of the earth just like him. The imbecile that bragged in his book “I was out chasing women while other fools enlisted or were drafted during Vietnam” is a disgrace to all the men and women presently serving, all veteran’s and every patriotic citizen in the USofA. Trump, a waste of a human? being.

    • Nikki Sokol

      He is an insult to the human race and draft dodging scumbag. I’m glad he was not my commander in Chief when I served for 12 years. If I were serving now I would rather face a courts martial than serve under a Putin puppet. Some of us are real Americans who know what a fascist looks like.

  • John Wirts

    The Deamoncrats New World Orderists are determined to delegitimize the greatest country and the greatest governing documents ever created. What do they want to replace them with? Global communism, a social experiment that has failed every time it is tried! Insanityy is doing the SAME THING OVER AND OVER AGAIN, AND EXPECTING TO GET A DIFFERENT RESULT! So if you are a communist/socialist either get over it, or check yourself into an asylum!

  • marihia

    That he did, ovomit left the whitehouse in shambles, which he intended

  • lojo40

    When is this narcissistic mentally unstable man going to quit rallying as if he’s still running for office and get down to the business of running the ship of state? Let’s pray that his inner circle can stay very close to him before he does something to seriously harm us all. Many psychiatrists are claiming he’s unstable, but that’s quite obvious to the casual observer.

    • Kanawah

      @lojo40,
      Never. he is incapable of running the ship of state.
      If he is not removed, by what ever means, he will sink the ship very soon.

      • KingDon

        Sounds to me that, by the wording of your posts, you’re advocating the violent overthrow of our elected president. Please detail what you mean by “whatever means”.

        • Nikki Sokol

          None of your business. Don’t worry about it if you voted of the Hump. There are always nut jobs out there who are willing to make a name for themselves. You are one stupid person if you think an assassin is going to email you the details.

          • KingDon

            Seems to me that you just acknowledged your intent to encourage such actions. You need to subdue your hatred ofhis president just a little.

      • Nikki Sokol

        Sad is it not? Now we know how many sick racist bastards are dividing what was once the standard for democracy. That ugly golfer style cap that says ” Make America Great” is obscene in light of this pathological liar who tweets instead of listening to his Intelligence advisors. He thinks he is the smartest man in the room. Talk about illusions of grandeur!

    • Nikki Sokol

      You don’t have to have a degree in psychology to see that Trump the Hump is a sociopath. It’s one lie after another and hiring rich inexperienced puppets who will help this fascist bastard bring down the country.

      • sammy

        NOW NOW DONT BE JEALOUS. TRUMP ALL THE WAY. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN. START BY GETTING RID OF YOU.

        • Nikki Sokol

          If you are not a Native American get of my land you white trash. And take your immigrant ancestry with you. No one sent you or yours an invitation.. Get the hell out

          • sammy

            YOU GET OUT FIRST REDNECK AND TAKE YOUR INGIN FRIENDS WITH YOU. THIS IS MY AMERICA AND THE GREATEST PRESIDENT EVER DONALD TRUMP. EAT YOUR HEART OUT STUPID.

  • Marc E.

    Sounds like Reagan when he replaced Carter, only much, much worse.

  • Kanawah

    Trump did not inherit a mess, he made a mess.
    To date, every thing Trump has touched has turned to shit.
    He is a pathological lier.
    The man is a disaster looking for a place to happen.

    • Eric

      Trump hasn’t been in office a month yet. You’re trying to blame him for something that isn’t logical or even humanly possible. You can’t be that dumb!!!

      • Debbie Miller Parks

        Yes and I am tickled to death that we have him. Its going to take a few months and then a large percentage of the dissention will be over because they have been removed or flushed or deported. Keep up the great work Trump.

        • Nikki Sokol

          Leave my land- YOU ARE NOT AN INDIAN. Nothing but the spawn of immigrant trash that came here uninvited.

      • bttrap

        oh yes he can this guy is an empty shell with no brains with a name like his he has to be a moron

      • KingDon

        Wrong – he can actually be that dumb.

    • bttrap

      who paid you to say that soros

    • sammy

      LOOKS LIKE YOU WILL BE PACKING YOUR BAGS AND LEAVING THE COUNTRY. BYE

      • Nikki Sokol

        YOU SHOULD PACK AND LEAVE- YOU ARE NOT AN INDIAN.

        • sammy

          IDIOT

  • Kanawah

    As to the never ending assault on Obama, he was one of the best presidents we have ever had.
    The way he is going, Trump will be the worst we have ever had. If Pence replaces him, he will be the second worst we have ever had.

    • Eric

      You have become an addict to the Obama Kool-Aid. There is no cure for you now. As a result you look at facts and hear facts but refuse to believe them. Not even Obama himself can change you now.

    • bttrap

      your best president traded three issi leaders for a deserter this is something trump would never do ( best president my ass)

      • Chi Sam

        ISIS, you stupid mouth-running ignoramus. That’s four comments in a row wherein you used the acronym ISSI.

        What does your brain figure that might stand for? You’re too stupid to even guess what ISIS might mean if you aren’t even a capable enough man to repeat such a common acronym.

    • goodwater

      Your standards are really really low.

  • Eric

    Trump inherited a mess like no other president before him. The sad and sick part about that??? The mess was INTENTIONALLY made ! ! ! The mess wasn’t made by accident or from good intentions. Obama and his regime knew exactly what they were doing and carried it out INTENTIONALLY!!! If you doubt me, look up Cloward & Piven and Saul Alinsky

    • goodwater

      Right On! the demonstrations all over the nation are Obama’s planned legacy. In addition, for decades the Educational systems have been co-opted by the agitators of the Vietnam era and the turmoil of the 60s and Woodstock crowd .

  • goodwater

    I can’t believe that these Obama dummies are praising Obama’s failed economy. They’ve all been indoctrinated by the Socialist teachers and professors we now have in our educational system – pre-K through college.

  • [email protected]

    Well Mister President I believe in your message to us that Barack Obama and his administration left a mess for you to clean up and I know or assume you are a man that means it when you say you will take care of this mess Obama left you. I get all types of mail in my inbox some claiming that the republicans is not going to get rid of the un-affordable Obamacare that they want to keep it because the democrats and Obama wants to keep this tax that they claim is health care. I probably can understand why the democrats want to keep it as Obama gave them a pass on it because they claimed the people that worked for them would be a burden on them and the payments for them would cost a lot of money and they could not afford the un-affordable Obamacare. So Obama made them exempt from this law so it would not cost them any of their precious monies that they have been stealing from us all these years. I also agree with you on cleaning up the swamp but I think you need to turn it up faster. You also have a lot of what I call RINO’S in your administration and I think you should have a talk with them about it. I also think you should tell them that if they disagree with your administration they should leave and go work for their partners the lying democrats as I see it they themselves are liars. I also want to say that no matter how many of these liars are against you I will always back you up and my vote will be for you and whomever you pick to ho;d office in your administration. Something these liars are afraid to admit and that is God our Lord will reward all who are honest and truthful and will destroy all who are dishonest, liars, and tell and do evil things to all man kind. They don’t like you Mister President because you are not like them, you don’t tell lies you are honest and mean everything that you say you are going to do, and they want you to be corrupt and dis honest and untruthful and liars like them. I don’t want to be like them, I choose to be honest and not tell lies or speak badly about anyone. I prefer to face that person and tell him or her how I really feel but sometimes that is hard to do so my only way to express my feelings is to do it this way. Always be honest don’t tell lies for others, if you witness some one doing something do not lie for that person own up to what you witnessed to the authorities and remember the truth will set you free, after all isn’t that what you all claim to want, freedom, well freedom has a price ask any veteran what freedom means, it’s sacrifice to fight all so that our nation will survive along with our own citizens. Make America great again and put America first instead of illegals that want something without sacrificing their lives for it. I also believe that if you want to become citizens here in our country you have to take an oath of alliance to defend the United States from all enemies foreign or domestic. This means that if you are from Mexico and the Mexican government attacks us and we go to war then you as the new citizen will have to defend the United States from the Mexican government and all who are Mexicans whether they are your brothers, cousins, girlfriends or whatever relationship they are to you. Yes that is a hard choice to make but one that you have to make to become a citizen here in our country. If you are not willing to make this commitment to the United States then you are in the wrong country, you either need to go back home or migrate to Canada, but no matter where you go you will have to make that choice and if you or your children is inducted in the armed services you have no choice but to sign up or refuse in which case the government would imprison you. But I am not in your shoes, you are whomever you happen to be and when the time comes it will be up to you. Oh by the way I am one of the deplorables that voted for President Donald Trump and proud of it, I am also a veteran of the United States Navy and proud of it also and will fight if my country needs me, Have a good day to you all and I want to bless all enemies foreign and domestic, God Bless America.

    • Nikki Sokol

      Too bad You are illeterate. The US stole all of the South West from the Indians and Mexico. I served my country too. Go back to where your white trash losers came from.

  • calhar

    He did not complain,he told the truth.Part of it was created by Obama’s predecessor G.W Bush.Who laid some rotten eggs that are still hatching.

    • sammy

      YEAH BUT OBOZO WAS BOASTING ABOUT HIS CHANGE CHANGE CHANGE AND ALL THE CHANGE WAS HIS ROTTON OBAMA CARE THAT SUCKS. GLAD ITS ON ITS WAY OUT. NOW WE CAN MAKE ROOM FOR A GREAT PRESIDENT. DONALD TRUMP.

  • KingDon

    It was not a rant. It was simply a statement of how things actually are with regards to the totally biased news media. They no longer present the news. They only present commentary representing their point of view.

    • The Redman

      white-folks privileges huh,turd-king. hahahahahahahhahaha

  • DonRS

    If anyone thinks that Obama didn’t leave the world and America in a MESS, they could not possibly be paying attention. Of course, the coalition of liberals/socialists/communists/progressives/thugs/Atheists/Democrats feel everything is just peachy.

    They believe the fake inflation numbers. They believe the fake unemployment numbers. They believe Muslims pose NO PROBLEM. They believe Open Borders are exactly what we need. They see no problem with a $20 TRILLION National Debt. They see NO PROBLEM that our military is the weakest it has been for over 50 years. They see NO PROBLEM that IRAN is hard at work building a Nuclear Bomb. They believe killing living, unborn babies is just another form of birth control. They feel millennials, holding a college degree and thousands of dollars in debt is NO PROBLEM. They believe not working, playing video games in their parents basement is NO PROBLEM. They believe that they are “special” and should leap to the EVP or CEO of any company they do, finally go to work for, in 8 to 12 months. They believe, they are just about the smartest, brightest, most knowledgeable generation the history of the world. They believe anyone that doesn’t see the world, as they do is just STUPID!

    Yes, they believe, “life is just a dream!” and everything will come to them without any effort on their part – they just have to show up, occasionally!

    Gosh, aren’t we lucky the future is in their hands!

  • [email protected]

    He sure did and if you have a working brain at all you can see that, he really didn’t even have to say it it is so obvious not only to me but everyone world wide whose brain works.

  • john T

    THE DEMOCRATS WAS DESPERATE TO GET IN THE WHITE HOUSE(THEY CHOOSE A(UNCLETOM) MUSLIM WITH ITS HEAD UP A CAMEL BUTT,WITH ONE AGENDA(SCREW AMERICA)THE DEPLORABLES SEE DIFFERENT THEY A LEADER FOR AMERICA

  • The Redman

    Yep. white-folks ruined america long ago, and now trump-ah-hump it 2 death. hahahahhahahahaahah

  • Mr. Lips

    He’s not complaining dumb fuck. He’s telling dumb fucks like you what dumb fuck OVOMIT fucked up along with his fuck heads in Congress. All of these fucking liberal cry babies need to have their fucking brains blown out through their nose and out their ass’s. All of OVOMITS people are worthless, pathetic, goat fucking piece of shit sub human scum that deserve nothing less than their own personal obituaries in tomorrows paper.

  • Greg137

    Obama left mess? Well go figure. That idiot Obama was a wrecking ball across the nation! Figures that he would leave a mess for conservatives to clean up for the next 20 years.. Hopefully Trump will clean up the mess and get us back on track! Here is to hoping!