President Trump took questions from the media Thursday at a seam news conference with Colombia’s president after a whirlwind week fitted with dollops and explosive news item galore.
As usual, it resulted in all kinds of weirdness.
To start, a reporter took advantage of the uncommon occasion to ask what everyone wants to know, even if it had nothing to do with the Colombian president’s visit and is the subject of the media briefing: Did Trump ask former FBI director James Comey to back down on his investigation of Michael Flynn?
But before the reporter, ABC News’ leader government correspondent Scott Thuman, could even finish prison sentences, Trump chipped him off. “No. No. Next doubt, ” he said.
That clanged to some like a rejection of a New York Times report that responded Comey took written account of a discussion with the president in which he asked him to back off.
“No. No. Next” abruptly starting tending on Twitter.
Trump on whether he urged Comey to close Russia inquiry “No – next question.”
Julian Borger (@ julianborger) May 18, 2017
But Trump’s “no” is, of course, up for presentation. Trump could have been answering instantly to the reporter’s doubt, saying something of the implications of, “No, I didn’t tell Comey to back off Flynn.” Or the “no” could have been a quick interjection to cut off the reporter and cause him know that that doubt wasn’t going to fly.
Either way, beings were having fun poking at Trump’s speedy outburst.
Her: your best friend reads she saw you at the bar last night and you were…
Me: No. No. Next question
PepperMint_Petty (@ a_for2day) May 18, 2017
That wasn’t the only memeable time. While talking about trafficking in narcotic drugs and creation, Trump said the two nations needed to confront the hazardous nurture of “cocoa.”
It appeared to be a mispronunciation of the coca plant, which is where cocaine comes from. It does not, in fact, come from the chocolate nut. Thats where delicious chocolate comes from like the manner in the “most beautiful” cake Trump was chewing while telling President Xi Jinping how he bombed some country or other.
Watching Trump’s press conference with Santos is stupid – Colombia isn’t an integrated part of Mexico and it is coca not “coco”. Erghhh!
Simon Edwards (@ SimonEdwardsSAF) May 18, 2017
Trump prevents talking about “coco” cultivation in Colombia. Cocaine is make use of “coca, ” not “coco.”
Liam Stack (@ liamstack) May 18, 2017
Trumps in love with the cocoa.
Nick Wing (@ nickpwing) May 18, 2017
All in a day’s news conference. Here’s the full video, if you’re into that kind of thing.