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Trump appears to forget Pritzker’s name, but still calls him “my friend,” promises help

Monday, Feb 25, 2019

* The president met with several governors at the White House today and gave a speech

Near the end of his address, Trump noted that there were 17 new governors at the event in the State Dining Room. “Very smart ones, like my friend,” Trump said, turning to Pritzker, who has frequently criticized the president.

“Congratulations. It’s a great — you’re going to have — you have such an easy state. That’s so easy. Great state of Illinois. What an easy state. I don’t know. Huh? Have you found it to be easier or tougher than you thought?”

“Well, you’re going to help us out,” Pritzker responded, drawing a laugh from his fellow chief executives.

“I’ll help you out. I help everybody out. I’m going to help you,” Trump said.

The video is here in case you don’t believe your eyes.

* Meanwhile…


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17 Comments
  1. - OneMan - Monday, Feb 25, 19 @ 12:35 pm:

    Obviously, this seems like a setup for running that Hey JB ad on Fox in DC for a month.


  2. - Goner - Monday, Feb 25, 19 @ 12:46 pm:

    Keep your friends close, and your enemies nephews closer.


  3. - Near West side - Monday, Feb 25, 19 @ 12:49 pm:

    He would’ve remembered if JB gave him a nutritious breakfast


  4. - wordslinger - Monday, Feb 25, 19 @ 12:57 pm:

    Has Pritzker been writing Trump love letters?

    Careful, Kim Jong Un might get jealous. And I doubt that dude takes kindly to competition for his affections.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/we-fell-in-love-trump-and-kim-shower-praise-stroke-egos-on-path-to-nuclear-negotiations/2019/02/24/46875188-3777-11e9-854a-7a14d7fec96a_story.html?utm_term=.a330711ea9cd


  5. - Honeybear - Monday, Feb 25, 19 @ 12:58 pm:

    What the hell alternative reality universe did I wake up in today?
    Loving Jesus where am I?


  6. - Anonymous - Monday, Feb 25, 19 @ 1:02 pm:

    All the billionaires know each other and they live in the same house.


  7. - Cable Line Beer Gardener - Monday, Feb 25, 19 @ 1:08 pm:

    “Congratulations. It’s a great — you’re going to have — you have such an easy state. That’s so easy. Great state of Illinois. What an easy state. I don’t know. Huh? Have you found it to be easier or tougher than you thought?”

    This incoherent statement was made by the President and if I didn’t know the situation in which it was spoken at, I swear I was reading locker room talk.


  8. - Da Big Bad Wolf - Monday, Feb 25, 19 @ 1:12 pm:

    It’s an easy state as far as reign of terror Bermuda Triangle states can be.


  9. - Jocko - Monday, Feb 25, 19 @ 1:16 pm:

    We should be grateful JB didn’t bring up MOUs. Trump hates those. /s


  10. - Glengarry - Monday, Feb 25, 19 @ 1:41 pm:

    The billionaire club is pretty small.


  11. - PJ - Monday, Feb 25, 19 @ 1:44 pm:

    No one sounds like a genius off the cuff, but does anyone sound worse when quoted than Trump? Great state. Easy state. I don’t know. Huh?

    It’s like someone without comedy chops doing a tight 5 on open mic night.


  12. - TopHatMonocle - Monday, Feb 25, 19 @ 1:46 pm:

    Wow he actually did him a huge solid by not mentioning him by name, maybe they really are friends.


  13. - Chicago Cynic - Monday, Feb 25, 19 @ 3:08 pm:

    Good grief, everyone who heard JB call Trump a racist for the past three years knows they’re not friends (or so I thought). Trump is president. Presidents can do a lot for states. JB is gracious because it’s the smart move. Tinfoil hats not required.


  14. - lost in the weeds - Monday, Feb 25, 19 @ 3:22 pm:

    lots of things forgotten or not.

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-1993-07-29-9308040170-story.html


  15. - lost in the weeds - Monday, Feb 25, 19 @ 3:44 pm:

    What does it mean “easy state”?


  16. - Da Big Bad Wolf - Monday, Feb 25, 19 @ 4:07 pm:

    ==What does it mean “easy state”?==

    You never have to bicycle uphill.


  17. - XDNR - Monday, Feb 25, 19 @ 8:47 pm:

    Typical Trump bombast we unfortunately expect, he just makes #$@&%* up.


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