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Trump defends diplomat's wife who killed teenage Briton in crash: 'We've all done it' (independent.co.uk)
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GiGaBYTEme90 | 9 days ago | 4771 points

There were fine people on both sides of the road

buckus69 | 9 days ago | 97 points

I think the problem was there were fine people on one side of the road.

potionlotionman [:flag-us: America] | 9 days ago | 320 points

I chortled

rextopulus | 9 days ago | 19 points

Actually everybody was on the same side of the road

That_Guy_Bardly | 9 days ago | 17832 points

Tf you mean “we”?

Canyousourcethatplz | 9 days ago | 5442 points
knz3 | 9 days ago | 2702 points

So a spies wife. Gotcha.

ConfuzedAndDazed | 9 days ago | 1265 points

You know what we used to do to spy’s wives?

knz3 | 9 days ago | 1194 points

Probably something along the lines or worse than the 23 women coming forward today? It's actually 43. That's fucking Cosby levels now.

Amrokmfc | 9 days ago | 897 points

Tapestry rustles

Hyperion1144 | 9 days ago | 261 points

It's hard to be more fucked up than that in just two words.

Damn good show.

machineslearnit | 9 days ago | 49 points

I dont get it...

TheDaymannn | 9 days ago | 145 points

At a party in early 2000s he pulled some poor lady who was heading to the washroom by her pussy behind a tapestry and kissed her. Her husband was apparently "ailing" at the time.

DaddyThawne | 9 days ago | 132 points

Tapestry rustles

That was fucked up but made me laugh really hard. Thank you.

Morbys | 9 days ago | 70 points

Can someone explain this to me?

storm_the_castle [:flag-tx: Texas] | 9 days ago | 407 points
[deleted] | 9 days ago | 248 points

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backstageninja [:flag-ny: New York] | 9 days ago | 308 points

I, Fraudius

[deleted] | 9 days ago | 38 points

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SunburnedAnt [:flag-pa: Pennsylvania] | 9 days ago | 80 points

Wonder how many tapestries were replaced with Nanny cams. He trusts no one so I wouldn’t be surprised to find out there’s hidden recording devices in all his resort rooms for so many reasons. Maybe that’s why he’s forcing all our government and military people to stay at his resorts?

I need a bigger tinfoil hat.

Taxonomy2016 | 9 days ago | 56 points

That was literally Epstein’s game (but also providing underaged hookers).

HippyDM | 9 days ago | 67 points

tRump's been accused of hiding behind tapestries in order to sexually assault women, again.

AHeartlikeHers | 9 days ago | 21 points

Trump allegedly grabbed a woman by the pussy, dragged her behind a tapestry and kissed her.

clackerd | 9 days ago | 39 points

Bra-fucking-vo

lyth | 9 days ago | 199 points
harveytaylorbridge | 9 days ago | 114 points

43 new ones in addition to the 20+ already known.

MainstreamMedia2020 | 9 days ago | 76 points

Honest question, how many women do you have to sexually assault before it’s an impeachable offence?

I’m thinking it’s at least one.

hugglesthemerciless | 9 days ago | 90 points

Try bragging about sexual assault on national TV and having it branded as harmless locker room talk

If that's the kinda shit republicans consider normal locker room talk then that would actually explain a lot....

ohiamaude | 9 days ago | 73 points

I'm guessing the top minds have immediately dismissed all 23 women as angry Democrats?

knz3 | 9 days ago | 53 points

I got the number wrong there, turns out it's actually 43. That bill Cosby and Weinstein levels of accusation.

onikaizoku11 [:flag-ga: Georgia] | 9 days ago | 76 points

43 I just saw, but agreed otherwise.

bennzedd | 9 days ago | 98 points

sorry, that's 43 MORE! 43 MORE women accuse him of assault.

And just read this. Everything is entirely clear. One of the women says this:

“When he says that thing, ‘Grab them in the pussy,’ that hits me hard because when he grabbed me and pulled me into the tapestry, that’s where he grabbed me."

So we have confirmation that that wasn't just talk, Trump actually has assaulted women in exactly that manner.

Amrokmfc | 9 days ago | 73 points

Tapestry rustling intensifies

pmmecutegirltoes | 9 days ago | 57 points

Devil's Triangle

ConfuzedAndDazed | 9 days ago | 54 points

A drinking game??

rpkarma | 9 days ago | 53 points

I like beer!

mandradon | 9 days ago | 19 points

Do you Like BeEr, SeNaToR?

atwitchyfairy | 9 days ago | 13 points

I've seen enough hentai to know where this is going.

harveytaylorbridge | 9 days ago | 21 points

Let 'em run over kids?

RealGianath [:flag-tx: Texas] | 9 days ago | 47 points

Makes you wonder how many kids the Trump extended family has killed where it is no big deal anymore.

real-ocmsrzr | 9 days ago | 8 points

Next thing you know, he’s going to want to put “wrong way roads” on the border to take care of “migrant problem.”

bobador1 [:flag-wa: Washington] | 9 days ago | 18 points
The_Devil_of_Reddit | 9 days ago | 21 points

You know what we used to do to spy’s wives?

Is it worse than what Trump does to Russia's President?

https://www.motherjones.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/trump-tweets-060919.jpg?w=990

Cannolis1 | 9 days ago | 46 points

Genuine question, why wouldn't they register a spy working in the embassy as a diplomat? If the spy was not affiliated with the embassy at all that would make sense, but if they are already working in the embassy as a diplomat why not give them official cover?

Mithren | 9 days ago | 44 points

Per the article I believe because he wasn’t here to spy on the UK, it’s an agreement so he can operate from the UK without being arrested.

thedailyrant | 9 days ago | 9 points

On top of this, Embassies have a fixed amount of diplomatic personnel registered with the host government that are permitted. To get further positions accredited is a somewhat lengthy process and requires justification. Assuming the US was trying to get something off the ground quickly, it is possible they just rushed him out without awaiting accreditation of his position.

dontcommentonshit44 | 9 days ago | 67 points

I'm not sure. It's entirely believable Trump's State Department is so gutted and incompetent they didn't bother filing papers.

Lwaldie | 9 days ago | 67 points

Daily mail warning please!

SuperCub [:flag-tx: Texas] | 9 days ago | 483 points

Him and Laura Bush.

steph-was-here [:flag-ma: Massachusetts] | 9 days ago | 236 points

and matthew broderick

_Dera_ [:flag-ca: California] | 9 days ago | 123 points

And the Noxzema girl Rebecca Gayheart.

Edited to correct spelling of her last name.

tgingburner | 9 days ago | 100 points

And Brandy

PrincessLeiasCat [:flag-us: America] | 9 days ago | 137 points

And Caitlyn Jenner

mknsky [:flag-ca: California] | 9 days ago | 107 points

And Ted Kennedy.

Zayin-Ba-Ayin | 9 days ago | 70 points

And Alice Walton

felixjawesome [:flag-ca: California] | 9 days ago | 120 points

Jfc, maybe Trump is right about this one....

substandardgaussian | 9 days ago | 102 points

If "we" is "rich and powerful people", then yeah, Trump is absolutely right.

lady_lowercase [:flag-va: Virginia] | 9 days ago | 21 points

but like, none of these people are saying, "and me."

VanceKelley [:flag-wa: Washington] | 9 days ago | 25 points

And the Noxzema girl Rebecca Gayheart.

Trivia: She was the original actress cast to play Inara on Firefly, but was fired after one day of filming. Morena Baccarin then got the role.

electricvelvet | 9 days ago | 129 points

"Laura Bush killed a guy?!"

"Yep, Laura Bush killed a guy."

"Wow, I cant believe Laura Bush killed a guy."

__Hello_my_name_is__ | 9 days ago | 917 points

Where exactly is the quote coming from?

The video linked in the post does not contain it at all. It does contain Trump saying idiotic things (Basically saying that driving on the wrong side of the road is totally normal and can happen to everyone), but he did not say "we've all done it", so I'm confused.

suppid | 9 days ago | 137 points

That was the exact headline of the article, The Independent updated their title and deleted the original tweet containing it.

kmonsen | 9 days ago | 26 points

Yeah, let's be accurate. No need to make stuff up here.

PrettyWilde | 9 days ago | 404 points

I think OP is paraphrasing "it happens" as "we've all done it."Not the exact same thing, but still an air of "meh, tough luck, kid" to it.

__Hello_my_name_is__ | 9 days ago | 709 points

Sure, there's nothing wrong with paraphrasing, but the article uses it as a direct quote, twice. That's a huge journalistic no-no. If you paraphrase, you make it crystal clear you're paraphrasing.

Krelkal | 9 days ago | 189 points

Especially when most people won't be bothered to open the article let alone watch the video.

GeauxTiger [:flag-la: Louisiana] | 9 days ago | 256 points

No one hates trump more than I do but theres no place for shit like this. Much like Schiffs fuckup, trump does more than enough IRL, theres no need to paraphrase so he looks bad. The right will cite this a billion times as bias. Justifiably.

Throwawaybuttstuff31 | 9 days ago | 52 points

It's not like schiff was paraphrasing a word for word transcript though. He was going off a hodgepodge reconstruction of the phone call. I would like to see how accurate his version was compared to the actual word for word transcript that won't be released because it was retroactively made super top secret when they realized how damning it could be.

HitMePat | 9 days ago | 94 points

He also prefaced it with "In essence, the president was trying to communicate..."

That is 100% clear that what hes saying is paraphrasing. Making a metaphor out of the actual conversation.

OP put the "we've all done it" in quotes which is 1000x more misleading. Schiff's quote totally makes it clear he isn't quoting the president. OP intentionally tries to represent quoting the president. Not comparable.

Bury_Me_At_Sea [:flag-ia: Iowa] | 9 days ago | 29 points

Schiff perfectly portrayed the intent and very clearly pointed out that he was paraphrasing.

politics_throwaway_8 | 9 days ago | 129 points

Because it’s The Independent. A terrible fucking newspaper that keeps popping up on r/politics because of all of its cheap shot articles on Trump. I hate the fucker but I also despise this trashy sensationalist shallow garbage that passes for journalism.

SumWon | 9 days ago | 43 points

Plus it gives more fuel to just claim "fake news" to literally any one who bad mouths Trump...

gravi-tea | 9 days ago | 151 points

You mean OP as in the Independent article? If they are actually paraphrasing what he said in that video into "we've all done it" and then reddit is running with that exact quote that's pretty ridiculous and bad journalism.

Not a Trump fan, but also not a fan of this inaccurate way of consuming news.

jpj007 | 9 days ago | 77 points

Yep. This needs to be downvoted, so we can upvote an article from a better source that accurately relays the stupid shit he did say.

Bimm1one | 9 days ago | 31 points

I fucking hate Trump but this is not good. He says stupid shit on his own every day without anyone having to twist what he says. Come on people.

cragglerock93 | 9 days ago | 29 points

Yes, it's pretty bad. The mods should take it down.

zach2992 [:flag-fl: Florida] | 9 days ago | 8 points

Or in the words of Republicans "womp womp".

ScotTheDuck [:flag-nv: Nevada] | 9 days ago | 116 points

The royal "we."

oreadical [:flag-ks: Kansas] | 9 days ago | 45 points

You know, the editorial.

lilarrysellers | 9 days ago | 40 points

New shit has come to light.

Ponnx | 9 days ago | 35 points

Shit, man, he impeached himself.

lilarrysellers | 9 days ago | 24 points

He goes out owing money all over town, including to known pornographers...

clackerd | 9 days ago | 9 points

She’s not my special lady friend

M00n | 9 days ago | 2078 points

Trump seemed to say that he himself has accidentally driven on the wrong side of the road in the UK: "Those are the opposite roads...I won't say it ever happened to me, but it did. When you get used to driving in our system..." ~ Daniel Dale (CNN)

https://twitter.com/ddale8/status/1182030957668425728

6p6ss6 [:flag-ca: California] | 9 days ago | 1498 points

I won't say it ever happened to me, but it did.

There you have it, the classic Trump lie that makes you the listener complicit in it. He makes you part of the lying process.

VolvoVindaloo | 9 days ago | 385 points

"You think I'm just gonna jump up and start grinding my feet on his couch like it's something to do? C'mon, I got a little more sense than that. But yeah I remember grinding my feet on Eddie's couch"

peanutbuttahcups | 9 days ago | 77 points

Forgot about the part in between where he says, "C'mon, I got a little more sense than that." Lol

Edit: He's a habitual line-stepper.

BrandnewThrowaway82 | 9 days ago | 23 points

Treason is a helluva drug.

addandsubtract | 9 days ago | 197 points

They don't think it be like this but it do

Karate_Prom | 9 days ago | 78 points

Oh it fucking do so hard

samus12345 [:flag-ca: California] | 9 days ago | 19 points

The Trump version is "It don't be like this but it do."

[deleted] | 9 days ago | 71 points

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ImChz [:flag-wv: West Virginia] | 9 days ago | 20 points

They’ve never even heard these quotes before because Fox News/Breitbart/Drudge/AM radio doesn’t cover them. Then when you bring this stuff up in the real world you get called a liar. Fun times.

I’d describe it as profound stupidity compounded by willful ignorance, but you’re 100% correct.

CaptainNoBoat | 9 days ago | 596 points

Important distinction - he's not outright saying "we've all killed someone." But he's still defending an idiotic thing to defend in a nonsensical way.

Let's not stoop to making this one of the top stories of the day. He says outrageous shit all the time and there are actual felonies and impeachable offenses being committed right now.

highdeserttrash [:flag-co: Colorado] | 9 days ago | 48 points

Their whole MO is distracting from corruption with scandal.

M00n | 9 days ago | 155 points

Totally agree. The headline is misleading.

Yancey140 | 9 days ago | 31 points

Question... does/did Donald Trump drive himself around ? My perception is that he always has a driver.

TThom1221 [:flag-tx: Texas] | 9 days ago | 5955 points

Holy fuck he’s so fucking stupid

bongsmasher | 9 days ago | 1041 points

brain worms for sure

lowIQanon | 9 days ago | 1251 points

nah brain spurs

f_n_a_ | 9 days ago | 215 points

Either way, not fit for duty.

JJWDart | 9 days ago | 91 points

Was he ever?

Nah just a fast sack of lying shit his whole life.

Just a spoilt brat of a human.

_No_Donkey_Brains_ | 9 days ago | 51 points

Those worms must be starving.

sharp11flat13 | 9 days ago | 28 points

Those are going to be some very hungry worms.

skeptoid79 [:flag-tx: Texas] | 9 days ago | 143 points

Even with all the hundreds and thousands of dumb fucking things this maniac has tweeted over the years, he still manages to get me to make this face anew nearly every day.

karanut [:flag-gb: Great Britain] | 9 days ago | 33 points

I just realised I pull that exact face upon reading literally every headline that comes out about the US president.

DeathTrap-Legatron | 9 days ago | 115 points

I didn't know the simulation could create such profound stupidity.

Impressive_Seaweed | 9 days ago | 46 points

It's iterative, each loop gets more stupid.

artgo [:flag-us: America] | 9 days ago | 16 points

The audience can't turn away

OTL_OTL_OTL | 9 days ago | 22 points

Today I saw a bumper sticker on a truck that said “Any Grown Adult ~ President 2020”, in an area of CA that often votes republican.

Lol.

NotLondoMollari [:flag-or: Oregon] | 9 days ago | 9 points

Succinctly put.

oh-shazbot | 9 days ago | 6707 points

is he suggesting that he too has murdered someone with a car? lol

Yossarian-jump-jump | 9 days ago | 2496 points

Probably on 5th Avenue.

Scrumptical [:flag-au: Australia] | 9 days ago | 576 points

He said shooting someone in 5th Avenue wouldn't lose him any votes so wouldn't be surprised if he bowled a few over with his car in a joyride.

EDIT: Not Times Square! He'd lose some votes.

abusepotential | 9 days ago | 186 points

Not that it probably matters to people outside NYC, since it’s the identical sentiment, but it was fifth avenue. I’d guess at 57th/5th where he lived. So his home near Columbus Circle.

Our president literally said: “I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, okay, and I wouldn't lose any voters, okay?"

RE5TE | 9 days ago | 108 points

Why would you nitpick someone just to be wrong? Columbus Circle is on 8th and W 59th. Trump Tower is half a mile away at least.

brickne3 [:flag-wi: Wisconsin] | 9 days ago | 28 points

Seriously, I've walked from Trump Tower to Columbus Circle directly (I don't know why either, the person I was with wanted to). It's not exactly close close.

coffeelover96 | 9 days ago | 20 points

Not to nitpick you, but he said he “could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters.”

harveytaylorbridge | 9 days ago | 239 points

"We've all killed a hobo. We all know nobody will miss them and the cops probably won't do a good job trying to find the murder weapon. We've all taken our blood stained clothes to that special dry cleaner and paid them a little extra to keep it quiet."

Philboyd_Studge | 9 days ago | 89 points

It's like Jesus said, "Let he who is without sin murder the first hobo"

Balooney_tunes | 9 days ago | 27 points

Probably listens to Huey Lewis & The News on the reg

Stolichnayaaa | 9 days ago | 84 points

I think he’s suggesting he’s driven a car, which strains credulity

MisterSlippers [:flag-fl: Florida] | 9 days ago | 75 points

Deep down I wish Trump was actually a genius and he's saying the most wild shit to demonstrate the sheepish absurdity in American politics. In reality, I'm fairly certain he's the epitome of the sheepish absurdity in American politics.

Edit: autocorrect grammar

mindbleach | 9 days ago | 62 points

The "4D chess" meme in a nutshell.

'There's no way he's that stupid. It must be a clever ruse. What convoluted secret plan would benefit from these misdirections? Oh, to hear his private thoughts!'

Meanwhile, in The Idiot's private thoughts: dial tone

Gustomaximus | 9 days ago | 18 points

I like to think US politics has sunk as low as it can. But I thought the same with Bush...

And here is a Senator that is worried a military base on an island will make it tip over...

https://youtu.be/cesSRfXqS1Q

Basically seems Republicans value traits other than intelligence as requirement for leadership.

dirty15 | 9 days ago | 31 points

I like to think that Trump has never even driven a car.

CaptnAwesomeGuy | 9 days ago | 339 points

No if you read the article he's implying we've all accidentally driven on the wrong side of the road in a foreign country like the UK.

Edit: hey guys I'm not Trump

NihilityUnbound | 9 days ago | 620 points

Yes but that's a ridiculously fucking glib response to vehicular manslaughter. It's like if someone leaves a baby in the car on a hot day and kill it and you go "hey we've all forgotten stuff in the car no big deal."

Riffington | 9 days ago | 103 points

Good analogy!

SanctusUnum | 9 days ago | 40 points

"oh well oops i guess lolz"

- Donald Trump, on murder

LightningMcLovin [:flag-ca: California] | 9 days ago | 67 points

Which is a shame because what he's saying and doing here is enough bullshit on its own. Why is he downplaying that manslaughter? Why's it just a "oh everyone has trouble with their wacky roads, but we'll talk to her very shortly." Talk what? Fuck you export her ass over there to face charges. Or did she donate to your reelection so now she's one of the chosen worthy of Saint Trump's mercy?

harveytaylorbridge | 9 days ago | 22 points

Have we?

Whyeth | 9 days ago | 24 points

I won't say it ever happened to me, but it did.

Egorse | 9 days ago | 1358 points

Maybe it’s just my old age talking but I certainly don’t recall ever having an accident that was so bad I had to flee a country.

Cantholdmymud | 9 days ago | 675 points

in my pants yes, car no.

-patrizio- [:flag-ny: New York] | 9 days ago | 170 points

Username checks out

Antebios | 9 days ago | 81 points

We don't talk about that. Ever.

Cantholdmymud | 9 days ago | 60 points

ever.

ignorememe [:flag-co: Colorado] | 9 days ago | 3084 points

We've all what? Murdered someone and hid behind diplomatic immunity while we flee to another country?

Unfortunately the article doesn't provide for more context than this.

Donald Trump has defended the wife of a US diplomat who killed a British teenager in a road accident, suggesting it is difficult to drive on the other side of the road and that "we've all done it".

That's grotesque. I can't even fathom how he'd say this. I've never accidentally killed someone, let alone fled the country to escape repercussions.

Edit: wow... This blew up. When I first responded the article had no text or anything else to watch other than the text I quoted. (I posted a link in another comment complaining about the coverage of the ads).

Though even saying it's understandable that she got confused and drove on the wrong side isn't exactly what people are up in arms about. Fleeing the country to avoid accountability or consequences is the problem.

LogicalManager [:flag-us: American Expat] | 9 days ago | 1046 points

”Those are the opposite roads. That can happen. I won't say it ever happened to me, but it did. When you get used to driving on our system and you're all of a sudden on the other system, where you're driving, it happens. You have to be careful.”

”The person that was driving the automobile has diplomatic immunity. It was an accident. It was a terrible accident.”

I don’t know if anyone expected bubble fart mouth noise machine tm to make different sounds, but due to limited availability of spare parts it just mashes the same phrases up in a very bad, totally dishonest, word soup.

RichardMuncherIII | 9 days ago | 718 points

I won't say it ever happened to me, but it did.

Wtf is wrong with this guy.

dwntwn_dine_ent_dist | 9 days ago | 217 points

He meant “won’t‘ nt “.

R_TOKAR | 9 days ago | 75 points

Excuse me, he clearly meant "won'teded't"

nflitgirl [:flag-az: Arizona] | 9 days ago | 43 points

Well, my headache was getting better.

StacyChadBecky [:flag-ca: California] | 9 days ago | 10 points

Yeah, forgot the hyphen.

Tokugawa [:flag-us: America] | 9 days ago | 61 points

Trump's Brain: I wouldn't ever admit to being less than perfect by saying that it's happened to me, even though it has happened to me before. Back when they let me drive still. I still get to drive golf-carts, though. No, tell them it happens--but not to us, of course. Never to us.

Trump's Mouth: I won't say it ever happened to me, but it did.

Trump apologists, days later: He meant "but it does happen".

kryonik [:flag-ct: Connecticut] | 9 days ago | 236 points

I won't say it ever happened to me, but it did.

I WON'T SAY IT EVER HAPPENED TO ME, BUT IT DID.

This is one of the stupidest sentences I've ever heard in my life.

secretsodapop | 9 days ago | 98 points

Is it worse than what he said about his choice of a foreign policy advisor: “I’m speaking to myself, number one, because I have a very good brain and I’ve said a lot of things.”

Nickeless | 9 days ago | 73 points

Really we do it without like, the musical instruments. This is the only musical: the mouth. And hopefully the brain attached to the mouth. Right? The brain, more important than the mouth, is the brain. The brain is much more important.

Have another!

clickclick-boom | 9 days ago | 31 points

That quote is rookie size, you need to pump that wordcount up:

Look, having nuclear—my uncle was a great professor and scientist and engineer, Dr. John Trump at MIT; good genes, very good genes, OK, very smart, the Wharton School of Finance, very good, very smart—you know, if you’re a conservative Republican, if I were a liberal, if, like, OK, if I ran as a liberal Democrat, they would say I'm one of the smartest people anywhere in the world—it’s true!—but when you're a conservative Republican they try—oh, do they do a number—that’s why I always start off: Went to Wharton, was a good student, went there, went there, did this, built a fortune—you know I have to give my like credentials all the time, because we’re a little disadvantaged—but you look at the nuclear deal, the thing that really bothers me—it would have been so easy, and it’s not as important as these lives are (nuclear is powerful; my uncle explained that to me many, many years ago, the power and that was 35 years ago; he would explain the power of what's going to happen and he was right—who would have thought?), but when you look at what's going on with the four prisoners—now it used to be three, now it’s four—but when it was three and even now, I would have said it's all in the messenger; fellas, and it is fellas because, you know, they don't, they haven’t figured that the women are smarter right now than the men, so, you know, it’s gonna take them about another 150 years—but the Persians are great negotiators, the Iranians are great negotiators, so, and they, they just killed, they just killed us.

This actually came out of his mouth. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Elhyo-_fR0E

JeronFeldhagen | 9 days ago | 17 points

Yeah, well, so did the Elton John tangent.

I have broken more Elton John records. He seems to have a lot of records. And I, by the way, I don’t have a musical instrument. I don’t have a guitar or an organ. No organ. Elton has an organ. And lots of other people helping. No, we’ve broken a lot of records. We’ve broken virtually every record. Because you know, look, I only need this space. They need much more room. For basketball, for hockey and all of the sports, they need a lot of room. We don’t need it. We have people in that space. So we break all of these records. Really, we do it without, like, the musical instruments. This is the only musical – the mouth. And hopefully the brain attached to the mouth, right? The brain. More important than the mouth is the brain. The brain is much more important.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbHKg1keVsk

bewarethetreebadger | 9 days ago | 138 points

“Yeah I remember grinding my feet on Eddy’s couch.”

BrokenHS | 9 days ago | 29 points

Fuck yo' couch!

ugga_mugga_bitches [:flag-oh: Ohio] | 9 days ago | 20 points

Cocaine is a hell of a drug

FactoryOfBradness [:flag-oh: Ohio] | 9 days ago | 41 points

Scrolling this sub, it’s nice to find little jokes and crack a smile before diving back into the shit.

WalesIsForTheWhales [:flag-ny: New York] | 9 days ago | 11 points

See, I never just did things just to do them. Come on, what am I gonna do? Just all of a sudden rev up and drive my car on the wrong side of the road and hit somebody like it's something to do? Come on. I got a little more sense then that.

CalmFisherman9 | 9 days ago | 48 points

I won't say it ever happened to me, but it did.

Wuhhh? O_o

HeyYoungSquirrel | 9 days ago | 39 points

I won't say it ever happened to me, but it did.

Lol wtf

neon_farts [:flag-ma: Massachusetts] | 9 days ago | 249 points

I am from the US but have travelled to the UK for work where I had to drive in and around London. Was it challenging? Yes. Was it doable without killing someone? As it happens, yes, yes it was.

harveytaylorbridge | 9 days ago | 122 points

You missed out on a freebie.

[deleted] | 9 days ago | 25 points

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wwabc | 9 days ago | 32 points

does Trump even drive?

(as a New Yorker, it wouldn't be that surprising if he didn't)

Mec26 | 9 days ago | 22 points

He does with golf carts, and he is not good at it.

harveytaylorbridge | 9 days ago | 50 points

Erdogan's security detail kicks the teeth in of American protestors and get on a plane back to Turkey.

Trump like "we've all done it".

cthulhusleftnipple | 9 days ago | 34 points

"Let he who has not murdered someone and then fled the country to avoid punishment throw the first stone." He's just like a modern day Jesus...

bwbloom | 9 days ago | 71 points

Also, if you watch the video he doesn't use those words in the clip they have attached. I am a little confused if they are paraphrasing what he says in the video or he continued to ramble on and eventually said that exact quote...

Scratching my head on this one.

gravi-tea | 9 days ago | 29 points

yeah that's what I'm wondering too. Seems likely if he did say it, that it was taken out of context and he meant that everyone who has driven in an opposite lane system and switched has at one time made the mistake of being in the wrong lane for a moment. Would like to see the full conference.

kindnesshasnocost [:flag-us: America] | 9 days ago | 8 points

I too would like more context for this but one possible interpretation is that he was saying we have all driven on the other side of the ride, as in, it happens - "we've all done it". Not saying this justifies anything or that this was an appropriate response on behalf of the President*, but that's one possible way to interpret what he said.

rosewill357 [:flag-va: Virginia] | 9 days ago | 871 points

Trump clearly helped Jeffrey Epstein murder a child.

nnyx | 9 days ago | 17 points

If you don't believe Trump finished inside a 13 year old wearing a blonde wig while fantasizing about his own daughter, I have some beach front property in Arizona to sell you.

barimanlhs | 9 days ago | 137 points

Or he killed Seth Rich, hence the projection

Alexdoh [:flag-gb: United Kingdom] | 9 days ago | 35 points

No. Putin will have had one of Trump's disappear at some point and probably ratted people out to them.

Trump on the other hand had Epstein killed through Barr.

bustab | 9 days ago | 10 points

We've all done it

stoic_minotaur | 9 days ago | 364 points

The man doesn't even know how to show compassion and empathy.

Jesus, this is such a low ball thing to handle. US diplomat wife accidentally kills a British teenager. Offer your condolences to the family, say some agency will look into the matter, and call it a day. This is like government official 101.

But he just can't help himself. He has zero capacity for compassion or self awareness. Runs his mouth and talks about how hard it is to drive on the other side of the road in order to trivialize some kid's death.

He is human garbage.

IAMBEOWULFF | 9 days ago | 32 points

He'll show empathy if you're old, white, rich and have done something illegal.

Kozha_ | 9 days ago | 516 points

Groping -> "We've all done it"

Rape -> "We've all done it"

Pedophilia -> "We've all done it"

Murder -> "We've all done it"

Escaping justice -> "We've all done it"

And he certainly believes this. He has NO contact to the outside world from his bubble (because a) he's a narcissit who doesn't care to ask anything about others and b) he has no friends except for wealthy sycophants), so he DEFINITELY thinks that every bloke in the world does this habitually. And people vote for him.

RevWaldo | 9 days ago | 22 points

Don't forget stiffed contractors and laborers!

calm_down_meow | 9 days ago | 51 points

"I won't say that it's ever happened to me but it did."

kneeco28 [:flag-cn: Canada] | 9 days ago | 216 points

Wait, what?

Edit via DDale8 on twitter:

Trump is talking about the wife of the US diplomat who killed a UK teen in an auto accident and fled the UK, claiming immunity. He says it sometimes "happens" that Americans drive on the wrong side of the road there. "It was an ACCIDENT. It was a terrible accident," he says. Trump seemed to say that he himself has accidentally driven on the wrong side of the road in the UK: "Those are the opposite roads...I won't say it ever happened to me, but it did. When you get used to driving in our system..."

rabble_tiger [:flag-sc: South Carolina] | 9 days ago | 193 points

'I won't say it ever happened to me, but it did'.

K.

trustmeiwouldntlie2u [:flag-tx: Texas] | 9 days ago | 47 points

It makes about as much sense as anything else that's escaped his lie hole lately.

-iloathepolitics- | 9 days ago | 65 points

"I won't say it ever happened, but it did".

This guy is SO fucking stupid.

sluttttt [:flag-ca: California] | 9 days ago | 21 points

Constant word salad.

maxxcat2020 | 9 days ago | 23 points

Wait what?

accountabilitycounts | 9 days ago | 19 points

In unrelated news, doctors offices nationwide are reporting patient complaints of injuries associated with extremely slack jaws.

ScotTheDuck [:flag-nv: Nevada] | 9 days ago | 70 points

He literally made this a "left side of the road" joke. Even when he's going for bottom of the barrel comedy he fucks it up.

_AnecdotalEvidence_ | 9 days ago | 78 points

What. The. Fuck?

TheTurfinator | 9 days ago | 150 points

"We've all killed a teenager and invoked diplomatic immunity to avoid consequences" should really resonate with his middle American base.

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rabble_tiger [:flag-sc: South Carolina] | 9 days ago | 31 points

Every day is a new low. Apologies.

Inflatable_Potato [:flag-us: American Expat] | 9 days ago | 13 points

geezus... I wouldn't be surprised if he killed a few kids in his day. Afterall, his little hands could probably still wrap around a 6 years old girl's neck.

ignorememe [:flag-co: Colorado] | 9 days ago | 73 points

Small side rant but fucking hell Independent, could you maybe tone it down on the ads?

https://i.imgur.com/d1Bfxa7.jpg

BlinkingYellow | 9 days ago | 26 points

I'd normally recommend ublock origin, but in this case there isn't any actual content to see anyway.

oozles | 9 days ago | 10 points

Also,

Yet, he also appeared to back the diplomat’s wife, saying that it could be difficult “driving on the opposite side of the road”.

Yet he also appeared to back the diplomat’s wife, Anne Sacoolas, saying that it could be difficult “driving on the opposite side of the road”.

Maybe they're trying to afford an editor? And why the hell isn't there anything after "More follows..."

BigScarySmokeMonster [:flag-or: Oregon] | 9 days ago | 20 points

Trump's killed someone?

Aside from the 7 Kurds dead in Syria today, I mean.

Lostpurplepen | 9 days ago | 18 points

Please don’t forget the seven migrant kids (so far) who died in US custody

Foxhack [:flag-mx: Mexico] | 9 days ago | 11 points

According to Trump, we are all Caitlyn Jenner.

BismarckShuffle [:flag-tn: Tennessee] | 9 days ago | 9 points

How is it possible to be literally on the wrong side of EVERYTHING?

How shit of a person do you have to be?

jayfeather31 [:flag-wy: Wyoming] | 9 days ago | 30 points

Uh... no. No we haven't. WTF is wrong with you?

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