RIP John McCain 1936 -2018

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Re: RIP John McCain 1936 -2018

Post by Nodack » Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:41 am

No argument here.

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Re: RIP John McCain 1936 -2018

Post by Marty [Mori Chu] » Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:39 am

White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney: Moving the USS John McCain was "not an unreasonable thing to do"

https://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/ ... 0764229723

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Re: RIP John McCain 1936 -2018

Post by Indy » Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:07 pm

Marty [Mori Chu] wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:39 am
White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney: Moving the USS John McCain was "not an unreasonable thing to do"

https://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/ ... 0764229723
I am not sure if that is your summary verbiage or not, but that is not what he said. He didn't say moving it or hiding it was unreasonable. Just that it wasn't unreasonable for a junior advance team member to ask about it.

Either way it is ridiculous, but the way you said it was untrue, and then it lends credence to the "fake news" people that say you can't believe anything, so I will just believe what I want.

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Re: RIP John McCain 1936 -2018

Post by Marty [Mori Chu] » Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:45 am

I was just quoting the video title from the site. "Mulvaney: Moving the USS John McCain was 'not an unreasonable thing to do' " I did not mean to editorialize.

As for whether it is a correct quote, his direct quote was, when speaking about the idea of some staff member requesting to move the ship: "That's not an unreasonable thing to ask." The misquote seems to be "ask" vs "do", but otherwise it appears to be a correct quote. This video below also has it at around 1:05:



I don't think this qualifies as "fake news." It seems to be an accurate quote from Mulvaney.

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Re: RIP John McCain 1936 -2018

Post by Indy » Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:09 am

I watched the interview and I understand it wasn't fake news. I was bothered by the misquote (ask to move versus move) because it is ridiculous enough on its own and doesn't need to be embellished. This administration is a dumpster fire.

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