Trump blows off wheelchair-bound Bob Dole. Obama embraces him.

Nothing is a better window into Donald Trump’s soul than this short clip of him meeting former Republican presidential candidate, and former Senate Majority Leader, Bob Dole.

Trump sees Dole, in a wheelchair, walks over, gives a cursory greeting and immediately walks away. Trump’s visit was perhaps 1.5 seconds long.

Obama sees them, and spends around 15 seconds talking to each of them, then leans over and kisses Dole’s wife, Elizabeth (“Liddy”).

Keep in mind, Dole is a Republican. Obama is a Democrat. Yet Obama greeted him warmly, kindly. Trump just blew him off — after all, how can Dole, clearly infirm, help the Donald.

Sometimes it’s not about what people can do for you.

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359 Responses to “Trump blows off wheelchair-bound Bob Dole. Obama embraces him.”

  1. SingFreedom says:

    Darlene-y. The liar-in-chief wouldn’t give YOU the time of day unless he could grab you by the pussy or “date” your daughter. The U.S. Constitution – you might have heard of it? – GUARANTEES each and every one of us the right to our own freedom of speech, as well as a free and open press. You might not want that, but I do and so do millions of us. Don’t like it? GO TRUMP YOURSELF.

  2. sandy says:

    Screw Obama and his transvestite wife.

  3. Julio César says:

    All of them.

  4. PodBoy says:

    So clearly you think whatever our TV tells you to think. That video was carefully cut. Find the whole video and learn to think for yourself.

  5. Bendy Bentley says:

    He’d have to push Giuliani out of the way, but he has the heft to do that.

  6. anduarto says:

    Just to clarify, I’m a big fan of Obama. I am deeply disturbed by Trump. Just saying, in this one exchange, it’s a little too easy to jump to a lot of conclusions. Obama was much, much more gracious. He probably knows Bob and Libby Dole personally. His greeting was warm and sincere. I appreciate it. We’ve got WAY more stuff to be worried about than a brusque handshake. (And let’s tape your social graces on the biggest day of your life and see how you fare.)

  7. Michelle Terrell says:

    1. I don’t do drugs, but obviously YOU do. 2. The pipeline contaminates out drinking water while creating new CANADIAN jobs. 3. He didn’t increase anything with ICE.

  8. Michelle Terrell says:

    The pipelines won’t create ANY jobs for Americans, but plenty for Canadians.

  9. Michelle Terrell says:

    More alternative facts. Iguess that’s what people who have been paying attention to ACTUAL facts over the last 8 years have to get used to dealing with now that we are in Trumplandia. Mexico isn’t paying for anything, we’ll get stuck with the bill.

  10. SeanG says:

    Neither was Obama. So what was the point of the article then, if it doesn’t matter how a non president treats Bob Dole.
    Unless it does matter, then clearly the better person was elected, because at least Trump acknowledged him, while Hilary ignored the disabled war vet in the wheelchair.
    Either way, the author tried to write a hit piece about Trump’s character, and failed miserably thanks to the Clintons’ indifference.
    Maybe he should focus on things that matter, because after a week in the Trump Administration, why is this episode important?

  11. GingerAnn1212 says:

    You might want to recheck your facts. Those pipeline jobs are temporary, most less than 2 years and as usual Trump just pulled the numbers out of his butt.

  12. GingerAnn1212 says:

    Neither Clinton is the sitting president of the US, so who cares what they do?

  13. todd70 says:

    I negotiate business deals all the time. People tell me all that this or that is their bottom line and yet the deal gets done. Mexico was smarter than Obama and negotiated in their favor around $60 billion a year. Do you not think Mexico is going to pay for the wall one way or another? Obama divided America by ignoring the Republicans and blaming everything on Bush. You are right, Trump is praising Obama and working with the House and Senate to get things done. Instead of getting excited for the direction this country is going you are listening to the main stream media (MSM) and are upset Trump didn’t spend more time hugging Bob and Elizabeth Dole. Do you understand? The MSM, the DC Politicians and their lobbyists make money via graft wanting a Global Economy and the US citizens are suffering, yet you feel good because you believe the propaganda instead of seeing the reality.

  14. Biden was, not Obama. He left the Senate in 1996. Obama did not become a senator until ’04.

  15. Michelle Terrell says:

    Yeah, he lied to you about who will pay for the wall IF Congress approves funding for its construction (Congress is in charge of appropiraions). The pipeline also won’t happen without congressional approval – especially since the pipeline won’t create ANY American jobs. Senators and House reps have to get re-elected, and Trump is kryptonite at the moment.

  16. todd70 says:

    How long have you had your drug problem? Trump just okayed 2 pipeline deals that will create thousands of jobs yesterday. Today he increased thousands of jobs with ICE and the border patrol. He is also putting up the wall which will create more high paying jobs. Maybe you should turn off your satellites from Pluto?

  17. Michelle Terrell says:

    Um, Trump hasn’t done ANYTHING that wasn’t already in the works under the Obama Administration. Turn off Fox, you might hear some real facts rather than alternative facts.

  18. Michelle Terrell says:


  19. Mallory Mantiply says:

    well, obama and biden were in the senate with bob dole.

  20. camaro_mang says:

    I don’t know what that means, but it just sounds suspicious. Lets see if he can make America great without the house of Rothschild assassinating him

  21. Brian McDowell says:

    He is wheelchair-bound.

  22. Brian McDowell says:

    It was Biden.

  23. GingerAnn1212 says:

    Yawn. Look at how cute you are, you have cut and paste down pat. It’s funny how you Trump people keep telling anyone who doesn’t like Trump to get over it, yet you cannot seem to get over Obama. Hmmmmmmm

  24. Rosalyn Sheppherd says:

    Darlene, you miss the point!! No one is hating that Trump won, get over yourself. Everyone hates that we have a Racist Maniac as president!!! He is very disrespectful and full of himself. He could have shown some respect and grace for the Doles by sharing a moment but instead he ditches them as if they were irrelevant. Girl Bye!! The wrath is coming………….Let’s pray that he doesn’t catch a tantrum and push the wrong Button!!!!

  25. Dawg says:

    Unlike today’s Republicans.

  26. Dawg says:

    He was a senator for 27 years after 8 years in the House. He is a wounded WWII veteran. Bob Dole is so far above Trump it is hard to compare them. Trump has never done anything for anyone but himself.

  27. Darlene Rodman says:

    Trump was not being ofensive to him or her he greeted them and moved on Obama held everyone up while he made sure thed press was watching him get over all your hate for your president and get the offensive media out of the us buisness please and thank you

  28. DeDuke says:

    Forgive him his Nanny never taught him manners!

  29. Jim says:

    Trump. A National Disgrace.

  30. todd70 says:

    WOW! He has already created thousands of jobs, rejected bad trade deals and put rules in place to curtail corruption! Trump has done more taking a weekend off than Obama did in any year in office. I can’t wait to see what continues to happen.

  31. Margaret Sikora says:


  32. Incognito Lounger says:

    Er, he took the weekend off.

  33. SeanG says:

    What alternative news? It’s from the same source as this post. This article says that the way Bob Dole was treated is a window into the soul, and Bill and Hillary didn’t acknowledge at all.
    It’s fair game.

  34. Melinda Howard says:

    We’re comparing these two, not if Cartier and Clinton did a tango (doesn’t make sense? Yes, see?). Take your distractionary alternative news to an alternative country.

  35. Kya Johnson says:

    lolol…i see what you did there.

  36. martin says:

    Forgive him Lord, he doesn’t know what the fuck he’s doing!!!!!

  37. Bendy Bentley says:

    Trump only likes senators who aren’t in chairs. Funny that someone turning this country into a banana republic doesn’t like Doles.

  38. SeanG says:
    Go to the 1 hour 2 minute mark and watch the Clintons walk right past him without a glance, as long as we’re comparing how people treat Bob Dole.

  39. gary breitling says:

    in all fairness( I don’t like Trump) he had much more on his mind that day than Obama who can now relax

  40. ForeverFree says:

    I agree with you, I think it’s the Bush/Clinton Crime Family. But I will say that Obama threw gas on the fire and more so. I can’t find anything about what happened to the Africans in Libya after the overthrow of Qaddafi, the latest I can find is 2013, so I guess whatever happened wasn’t good.

  41. Pat says:

    How rude can you get? Politeness and civility cost nothing and carry a lot of weight in this world.

  42. GingerAnn1212 says:

    Rumor has it that Trump is a germaphobe and doesn’t like to shake hands. He could have spent a few more seconds greeting Bob Dole. It was the right thing to do.

  43. GingerAnn1212 says:

    Do not use JFKs name and Trumps in the same sentence. JFK was well-educated, a war hero, he understood words like duty and honor, he was elegant and sophisticated, he had a sense of humor and could laugh at himself (for example during his speech in Paris, he stated “I am the man that accompanied Jacqueline Kennedy to Paris”). He was raised to believe that “For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required”. That public service was a duty and privilege. Trump has not one of those qualities. Becoming president wasn’t a spur of the moment decision because he was bored one day, he was groomed for it. (His older brother Joe was the one that was supposed to be president but when he was shot down and killed, John became the presidential choice of their father).

  44. Thomas says:

    FYI, Bob Dole supported Trump. Also, Dole worked behind the scenes on the Trump-Taiwan call after the election. Trump doesn’t seem to be a warm person with anyone. I personally think the ‘love of money’ is where his affection lies.

  45. Stephanie Todd says:

    to be fair, the doles and the clintons stayed at each other’s throats. neither probably wanted the greeting.

  46. Stephanie Todd says:

    He has no respect for anyone or for political figures. I would be surprised if he even knew who Bob Dole is. He’s a total douchebag who has no clue about politics or anything other than conning people.

  47. Jeffrey Moreau says:

    Really? Show me this clip to prove it…or are you too busy cutting and pasting from a bullshit site to this one. Waiting here to get the facts straight :)

  48. mar421 says:

    Nope. I call BS when there’s BS. Nothing to do with “sides”. Just like I called BS when people where claiming that Michelle Obama said, “All this just for a flag”.

  49. sheilam22 says:

    ya know YOU would complain if it were the other way around

  50. sheilam22 says:

    LOL – yer a moron

  51. Lana says:

    Oh Karen, not all winners are great, and winning doesn’t make you less of a “loser” if that’s what you truly are. Look at what we now have in the White House; the “biggest loser” of them all. No matter how much Trump “wins” or acquires, he will always be a despicable human being.
    No need to shame Dole in your in your childish comments. He did his share for this country and deserves to be respected, in spite of one’s ideology or party affiliation.

  52. Daniel Olson says:

    Why are people so surprised when garbage stinks?

  53. Chatty says:

    Get off kolin kapenicks ass it’s not his fault as his players have been suspended or in jail. Trump has no respect for the handicapped he proved that during the the time he was running for president. He mocked the handicapped while he was running, so why would he be any different as president.

  54. Marganne Winter Oxley says:

    This post is a lie. Trump did NOT blow off Sen. Bob Dole & Mrs. Dole. On the busiest day of his life…he took the time to stop and shake their hands & say hello…even though he probably does not know them well. I felt honored to meet Sen. Dole many years ago & shake his hand…so I was watching closely to see who greeted the Doles. I was also pleased that Obama greeted them. I was glad to see George W. Bush greeted them. What do ya know…IT WAS HILLARY & BILL CLINTON WHO TOTALLY BLEW THEM OFF!! Get your facts straight.

  55. McLain Garrett says:

    Hey, cut the guy some slack. He knew if he spent more than a minute with Dole, he’d start mocking him.

  56. Danielle Mitchell says:

    I’m a Democrat, and I agree. His wife Liddy is no slouch either. She was a cabinet members under 2 presidents. She ran the Red Cross, and was even a U.S. senator herself. I respect both of them and their service to our country. It’s just a shame that trump doesn’t.

  57. Brian Arbenz says:

    Okay, all you right wingers who claimed that we on the left were weaklings and “snowflakes” for our indignation and angst over Trump — can you now see that Americans of all views are justified in feeling as we do? Trump’s becoming president is an American problem, not just a liberal problem.

  58. Cold War Vet says:

    Kim.. I asked a simple question! You guys need anger management assistance. Gzzz.. Sorry I brought it up..Smh..

  59. Kim Haislip says:

    deplorable pile of garbage has just taken over the White House and his first few hours shows all Americans and the world wht kind of person he really is..sad to see so many will follow this mans actions… please open your eyes.. he may be a great leader in time but his actions as a human are far from what is expected from a president!!

  60. Kim Haislip says:

    here ya go sweetheart….two youtube videos and a c-span video… umm now do you trust it or are you still a blind sheep being led to slaughter by your saviour Dump???

  61. Eric C says:

    I don’t believe animals have IQs, don’t waste your time

  62. todd70 says:

    Trump is no politician. He should have spent at least 5 minutes with every person there. That would take a lot of time and hard work. He could then take his family for a well deserve vacation in Hawaii. In a week, he could check out his office and 9-5 work schedule. How dare he actually go through all the ceremonies and then show up at his office that very day to do work. This will set a bad example for the other Congressmen, who are not used to working so hard.

  63. Arlene S says:

    dP with all due respect you have Obama and GW bush mixed up. Obama was a great president!

  64. Corrin Huddleston says:

    Ha Ha Ha,,,,thts funny!! A good one!!LOL

  65. Jean Osborn Barnicoat says:

    no way

  66. Timothy53 says:

    Well, now, in all fairness, Obama’s job is done. He has nothing left to do but watch the asshole tRump be installed as dictator. tRump must go forward and prepare to executive orders to tear down everything that is America. Mr Obama has more time to schmooz with the Doles.

  67. Arn Sweatman says:

    Ouch, that really hurt.

  68. mar421 says:

    HA!!! That is some stupid sh*t to complain about.

  69. Arn Sweatman says:


  70. Gritty Hombres says:

    No, Trump’s WAS terrible. Greet them kindly. Look them in the eye. Pay your respects, use both hands. Show some warmth and concern that this embodiment of American values has shown up to watch you become President.

  71. Sofia Merajver says:

    Trump has no use for a War hero and an honest man like Bob Dole. Obama and Biden and Clinton are real warm human beings: they are not perfect, but they are human and generous and repectful.

  72. CindyLara says:

    The new reality is your eyes lie and you didn’t hear what you just hear, aka gas-lighting.

  73. CindyLara says:

    He won the electoral college, but not the popular vote.
    Numbers are not his friends, except in the electoral college.

  74. CindyLara says:

    We could talk about how donnie leaves his wife in the car as he greets The President before the ceremonies? There are a dozen examples of his disrespect, shall I list them for you?

  75. CindyLara says:

    You seemed to have missed the point. Dole wasn’t being disrespectful, but lyin donnie was.

  76. Jhink says:

    How dare you insist he believe his lying eyes.

  77. Jhink says:

    Pence always looks like he was just embalmed and got out of a coffin. He’s dead. He just hasn’t laid down yet.

  78. Jhink says:

    A draft dodger like Don the Con trump gets uncomfortable around real war heroes.

  79. Jhink says:

    Get in the basket with your fellow deplorables.

  80. carladarla says:

    Huh? It’s video for you to watch so how does it need to be verified? It happened. Derp.

  81. carladarla says:

    What should we call him? He was sitting down and the article was written with an anti Trump slant. Hardly at Dole’s expense – if he was that mortified, he wouldn’t have shown up. I don’t think it’s disrespectful at all.

  82. Jbernie Jones says:

    And that was Bill Clinton right after Obama, coming over to pay his respects. I don’t care what anyone says, the greeting from Trump was very rude and cold. He knows who Bob Dole is, as when he walked over he said, “Hi Bob…Liddy” and shook their hands. He’s just an ass. Maybe Dole opposed him as a President like some of the other high-ranking Republicans and Trump just wanted to get back.

  83. Darby Penney says:

    OK, but can you please stop using the offensive term “wheelchair-bound” when talking about people who use wheelchairs? This is really disrespectful to people with disabilities.

  84. Cold War Vet says:

    gzzz..I simply asked a question..smh..

  85. dave says:

    He doesn’t want the american people and especially his brain dead worshippers to know how much he owes to foreign interest and how much he’s into russia !! He REALLY doesn’t want ANYBODY to know how much of a house of cards EVERYTHING he does is !!!!

  86. dave says:


  87. dave says:

    Many didn’t agree with dole on a lot of things,BUT HE WAS ALWAYS WORTHY OF RESPECT !!!!!

  88. dave says:

    So it’s alright for don the con to disrespect an elder member of his OWN party ?? Yet obama shows him respect and YOU think it doesn’t matter ?? Would it matter if dole was YOUR father and was treated like that ?? Or isn’t that important to you either ??

  89. dave says:

    Dole and trump may be fellow repubs,but trump isn’t looking for old school help !! He doesn’t seem to relize that dole was and IS VERY highly RESPECTED by ALL who know him !! Trump may very well have had some good come from at least respecting the man enough to talk to him for a minute ?? Obama would stop and talk to a 5 yr old,just because !! Why would he disrespect a senior member of the repub party ?? Again,i said obama is class,trump is an ass !!!!!!!

  90. Grammy60 says:

    At least this is factual reporting and not repub lies.

  91. Da Truth Hurst Alex says:

    its how you treat your elders and if you no respect of your elders then you have no respect for others.
    Trump time and time again fails as a human being . He is a money driven ego maniac with no sense of humility . Only time will tell if our country becomes better or worst during his presidency.God Bless this wonderful country.

  92. Trinacrius says:

    An out-of-context piece is out of context? You must be a grad of Trump U.

  93. Jim Miegoc says:

    To borrow from a song “he didnt start the fire” See Wepons of Mass Destruction” 4000 service people lost. 12000 wounded and 250,000 Iraq citizens killed. And all this under Little Georgie Boy and his Scarecrow Dickie C. Both draft dodgers

    All of you forget who it was that Started The Fire and is the reason the mid-east is so unstable now. He didn’t start the fire

  94. DeRosset says:

    I doubt there will ever be a definitive answer.

  95. DeRosset says:

    Just because Obama’s greeting was much better doesn’t mean Trump’s was terrible. Come on, people! There’s gotta be much better stuff to report!

  96. Lawrence Jones says:

    President Obama, your humanity and grace in the White House is a great loss for all of America. You will truly be missed…

  97. Zac Reisner says:

    Although I generally didn’t agree with his politics, I have always liked and respected Bob Dole. He’s a genuine American hero of WW II, and one of the few actual, true statesmen we have left. While he was in office, he was always straightforward and honest, always courteous and civil to everyone, regardless of who they were, a gentleman.

    On the floor of the Senate he was always extremely well-prepared and was one of the few who actually took the time and trouble to read the bills and make sure he understood them properly. I can’t recall that he ever knowingly lied to the public, and he wasn’t afraid to call out his own fellow Republicans if he felt they were being less than candid or factual.

    He also has a very dry, droll sense of humor, that can be just killing on occasion, and he was an unfailing good sport, never afraid to poke fun at himslef. In fact he often enjoyed being the target of a joke. Several TV cartoon shows such as Family Guy, The Simpsons and American Dad, and Saturday Night Live, satirized him, and unlike Trump, he got a big kick out of it. He actually hosted and appeared in some SNL skits. All in all, a very fine and honorable man.

  98. sf49ers80 says:

    What’s clickbait about it? Did it happen or are you just into that new alternative facts thingy? This is why Trump will never be accepted. If it doesn’t benefit him, he doesn’t care and people can see this that aren’t just drinking the Kool-Aid and open their eyes to what he’ll do for them.

  99. Karen Pottruff says:

    Let’s hope so. It still doesn’t look good.

  100. Jim Miegoc says:

    You must mean the War for weapons of “mass destruction” that Little Georgie started, caused the deaths of 5000 service people, 250,000 Iraq citizens, and totally destabilized the mid-east.

  101. Jim Miegoc says:

    Must have been a doctored video by Putin and the Russians ???

  102. Jim Miegoc says:

    Purple quote the Narcissist “I always wanted a Purple Heart”..yep, as do all soldiers..Mush mouth and Mush brain..Heel Spurs

  103. Rick Crissman says:

    Good speech about Dole, but you have no clue as to the rest of your mates.

  104. camaro_mang says:

    Donald is president now. did he win fair and square?

  105. woad2112 says:

    actually, he knows the Doles very well…

  106. woad2112 says:

    Open your eyes brother…from another cold war warrior…

  107. Mike G says:

    Its a few sentences noting how much of a disrespectful ahole trump is not some 10 page blog. If your going to complain why click on Trump blows off wheelchair-bound Bob Dole in the 1st place?

  108. Mike G says:

    Then whine at Google unless your blind you can just watch

  109. Tom Stewart says:

    And if wishes were fishes, we’d have fish and chips every night.

  110. Tom Stewart says:

    Not evil, just a rude, dismissive jerk.

  111. Tom Stewart says:

    Trump totally writes ‘Mrs Bob Dole” on his peechee. Over and over.

  112. Cold War Vet says:

    Ok..Please explain why a search on Google “news” revealed no hits? I just want to know. Do what I did and tell me the hits you get under news.

  113. justsayhi says:

    No, this isn’t an ”alternate fact”. The video shows what happened right in front of our eyes. No other verification necessary.

  114. justsayhi says:

    Pence is just as bad. He totally dissed President Obama and VP Biden at the inauguration on the platform. Walked right past them and didn’t even look at them. Also, Hillary and Bill Clinton who were standing right behind them. These men’s egos are so enormous, they don’t even see anyone else.

  115. justsayhi says:

    love it! haha

  116. justsayhi says:

    She doesn’t know anything about respect. Like her hero, Trump.

  117. Valerie Neal says:

    You never heard of RESPECTING YOUR ELDERS??

  118. Rick Crissman says:

    Yeah, it would be for the dishonest people that cheat on their taxes. With Federal Sales Tax, only 10% of the population would need audited. Dole would not have sold us to China and Mexico.
    Dole took front line to fight for our country. What did Clinton do? Find ways of corruption to get rich and make rich even richer.

  119. Rick Crissman says:

    De-criminalize? I didn’t know Russia had any laws about slapping your wife around? Why do you think they risk everything to come here as a mail order bride? “14,000 Russian women die every year at the hands of husbands and relatives”.

    Australia just started to follow the United States about 10 years ago. Been there too! The blokes have been complaining about this new law.

    For a little legal advise, Domestic violence is handled on a state level. Trump has no control over state laws. I’m from Arizona. Domestic violence is handled differently than some states. Some states, she calls the police, he get locked up for the night, then she drops the charges…..thats fine! Arizona doesn’t work that way. The police have their own laws. Usually in a domestic violence case the man will try to resist arrest. Now it’s a felony against a police officer….she has no control to drop charges. He goes to prison, they lose everything. If men don’t like it, stay out of Arizona. If women like getting beat, they can stay where they are at.

  120. Cold War Vet says:

    Has anybody “Verified” this post? If you “Google” it and click “NEWS”, there are “NO” hits.. I think a lot of this stuff is click-bait news..

  121. Hoe Lemon ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵃᶜᶜᵒᵘᶰᵗ says:

    They campaigned together. Bob Dole helped Trump over the past two years. Obama’s 15 second conversation is nothing compared to what Trump and Dole talk about.

    They probably spoke often throughout the night.

    This out-of-context piece is out of context

  122. Probably doesn’t even know who Bob Dole is.

  123. Rick Crissman says:

    Is that why he is president of multiple corporations? I see! We finally have another JFK in office. He is not a puppet and he can’t be bought.
    Do any of you have any clue as to what you are talking about? I don’t think so! JFK was killed because he tried to make a better nation. He went against what the Rockefeller’s wanted.

  124. Pat Johnson says:

    You don’t “run” a nation, you lead it. Trump clearly has no clue how to lead.

  125. northca707 says:

    The treatment of Senator Dole by President Obama and Mr. tRump show the difference between class and crass. tRump has absolutely no class even if, as he claims, he has a lot of money. Note he has still refused to disclose his tax returns. What is he hiding?? A lot of cash from Putin?? Other bribes?? We don’t know – he is too scared to show those returns.

  126. Mathman says:

    No. PodBoy has a point. Not that Trump is OK, but why are we looking at stuff like this? Trump is a liar. He’s a conman. He’s dangerous in a way that no president has been in our lifetime. He delegitimizes the press and threatens them when they don’t play nice. He bullies. He has zero knowledge of any topic including foreign policy, domestic policy, or the Constitution. He’s a racist and a misogynist and a sexual predator. There are enough legitimate things to get outraged about that not talking long enough to Bob Dole shouldn’t even get our attention.

  127. ComradeRutherford says:

    “Tell me that in 4 years when he is reelected.”

    Yeah, that’ll never happen.

  128. ComradeRutherford says:

    You are on the wrong side of reality, podboy.

  129. ComradeRutherford says:

    OMG, more hilarity!

  130. barbarastreisand says:

    If anyone is guilty of cosmetic crimes, it’s Trump. LOL

  131. ComradeRutherford says:

    I know, I’m still laughing at it…

  132. ComradeRutherford says:

    Bob Dole doesn’t need this…

  133. barbarastreisand says:

    : ) lol

  134. PodBoy says:

    Such utter pathetic horseshit. ‘trump is evil because he only stopped for a moment to greet someone he doesn’t know’. ‘obama’s great because he spent fifteen seconds greeting the same guy’. Is this really what it comes down to with you people? By this point you’d given obama the nobel peace prize (and of course he went on to bomb more people than that ‘war president’ before him and was at war EVERY DAY OF HIS 8 YEARS), and you’re not even willing to see what trump does. That means HE’S not the problem, YOU ARE. #FakeNews

  135. ComradeRutherford says:

    I know. But that was awfully funny…

  136. barbarastreisand says:

    domestic – typo that was edited.

  137. ComradeRutherford says:

    “Dole’s plan was to get rid of income tax and replace it with federal sales tax.”

    What a huge fiscal disaster that would have been!

    “It’s Trumps plan to end the destruction caused by our former corrupt leaders.”

    No, it’s exactly the opposite. To continue the impoverishment of normal Americans, and continue the transfer of wealth from We, The People, to the 8 richest people on the planet.

  138. ComradeRutherford says:

    Cosmetic violence???

  139. barbarastreisand says:

    Yes Russia also wants to de-criminalize domestic violence. Great country.

  140. Rick Crissman says:

    Tell me that in 4 years when he is reelected. Until then, cry Hillary a river! She needs it.
    Personally, I hoping that Putin will teach Trump some lessons on how to run a nation. People that don’t want to work, they have dumpsters they can eat out of. I seen Russia. It’s how the lazy survive!

  141. ComradeRutherford says:

    Obama is so evil!!!

  142. ProudUhMerkin says:

    Sweetie, your ignorance is showing. But you are at least helping us understand how King Cheeto was elected. Too many of his supporters have no clue about history, true American heroes, nor do they care to learn. This is just another example of how That Guy feels about military vets, he has a pattern of dismissing and disrespecting them, I know he talks a good game about their issues, but his actions SCREAM much louder than even His words.

  143. Denise says:

    If you think he can be excused for this cursory greeting to someone who just helped him interact dangerously with Taiwan’s President so he could get favorable treatment for one of his hotel deals, try watching some of the videos of how he treats Melania. He leaves her behind in the dust to walk up marble steps while the Obamas assist.

  144. RenaissanceLady says:

    What does your comment have to do with showing respect to someone who was a senator for 27 years, a senate majority leader, and a WWII vet who received 2 Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star with the “V” for valor? For that matter, what does your comment have to do with… anything? Bitter much?

    I may be on the opposite end of the political spectrum from Dole, but I can still pay respect to someone who served his constituency and his country, almost getting killed doing the latter while receiving permanent injuries.

    The topic at hand, however, is why our POTUS cannot find it in himself to show proper respect because he feels he has more pressing duties–such as starting Twitter wars and disrespecting our Intelligence agencies. At some point, this nation is going to have to get square with the fact that Trump treats with disdain anyone whom he doesn’t feel is immediately necessary to his own interests, whether that is a retired senator, his own wife, or the rest of the American people.

  145. Flint says:

    I was just saying the headline makes it seem like he did not knowledge them at all but in fairness he did.. Yes he certainly could and should have shown them more respect as Obama did.

  146. Michelle Terrell says:

    I couldn’t stand Dole either, but I completely agree with what you said.

  147. Dan Long says:

    You can judge a man’s character by how he treats someone who can do nothing for him. That’s one of many reasons why I admire Bob Dole. But this is about President Obama and President Trump respecting all Americans and it’s obvious one does and the other doesn’t. And your comment saying “His ego will make it happen” is a naive one because his ego will be his downfall.

  148. Eric C says:

    Idiots can’t spell Taiwan

  149. Emmazon - Nasty Woman Forever says:

    BS, MS, PhD

  150. ComputerCrone says:

    Trump clearly despises what is expected of him in polite society, during all the pomp and circumstances.

  151. SnowMan says:

    Well the story isn’t fake but I’ll bet you are.

  152. SnowMan says:

    I’m sure you’ve heard the old saying that it’s better to remain silent and be thought of as a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. Senator Dole a decorated WWII veteran and a respected former member of the Congress. He has given much more to his country than most. He deserve the utmost respect for his service both militarily and politically.

  153. Arn Sweatman says:

    Gawd you idiots really wanna make me sh*t blood.

    Dole was the one who orchestrated the ill-fated call with Taiwain. For Trump. Just a few weeks ago. He’s a Trump supporter!

    Do you idiots have TV?

    #morons #4longYears #gawdHelpUs

  154. Minnindiansfan says:


  155. Jim Miegoc says:

    Not Great ?? Bob Dole is a WWII Veteran and was severely wounded too. Lost the use of his right arm in battle. Do your full homework assignment before thinking any of our WWII Vets whether Senator or just a Joe who went home after defending your liberties and said very little and built this country don’t deserve a president’s respect. And the Donald got 4 deferments during Vietnam and still can’t remember what foot had a bone spur. And I am a Democrat saying this. Thank You Bob Dole for your service to our country for more than 50 years. You see, these things President Obama knew as did Joe Biden but not the Narcissist.

  156. Rick Crissman says:

    Trump knows who Dole is. If Dole was elected over Clinton, America would not be in the mess it is in. I’m related to Dole by marriage. Trump has Dole’s full support. At least Dole is the type of person who is out for the interest of his own people. Unlike Clinton who held office just to line his pockets. Dole only lost the election over his age. Dole’s plan was to get rid of income tax and replace it with federal sales tax. Clinton’s plan was to take Reagan’s idea with NAFTA and take it to an entirely new level by expanding GATT. Clinton knew his plan would turn his net worth from $800,000 to $250,000,000 over a period of 20 years.

  157. Minnindiansfan says:

    Bob Dole is in the chair because he was shot to pieces in WW11, He deserves some respect,as does John McCain, I disagree with both on politics, but respect both as men.

  158. Robert Cadigan says:

    I think Karen’s comment is meant as satire or sarcasm, using a number of tropes employed by Trump on the campaign trail.

  159. kcflyer19 says:

    DP…Obama took fewer vacations the W. And we haven’t seen how many vacations Trump will take. Bear in mind that even a trip back to NYC Every weekend so he can sleep in Trump Tower will cost the taxpayers more in 4 years than Obama cost in 8.

  160. kcflyer19 says:

    No Karen…because Bob Dole is one of the last American statesmen that this country has ever seen. Congress has gone downhill since he retired…and I couldn’t stand Bob Dole. But you should read about him. This country has needed 100 guys like Bob Dole in the Senate. He was the last of the Senators from either side who realized that “compromise” wasn’t a bad word or a sign of weakness. He was a guy who said “You will never get 100% of what you want, but if you get 51% – you win”. And the country was better for it. BUT….I’ll bet you voted for Trump…so that explains a lot.

  161. starship_captain says:

    ^^^ Sounds like trollism to me.

  162. Jeremy Gaetan says:

    If your life’s mission is to insensitively miss the point…you have succeeded.

  163. Bobbi Suggs says:

    I bet dollars to donuts Trump did not know who Dole was!!!

  164. Hector Trevino says:

    As a veteran I say to you SHAME ON YOU!

  165. Hector Trevino says:

    Shame on you!

  166. Louise Reeves says:

    Jeez, Trump, at least give a human handshake and not that limp fish.

  167. Louise Reeves says:

    Really? “Take vacations”? How many, exactly? I’ll let you know because obviously you do not know how to look stuff up before making ignorant comments.
    Obama’s vacation days-125. Bush’s vacation days during the same time frame-407. The actual answer: As president they don’t get time off from the job. While they might be on a golf course or at Kennebunkport, they are still on the clock 24/7.
    Now, you were saying?

  168. Karen Lee Copen says:

    Which ones? Republicans? Libertarians? Constitutionalists?

  169. Karen Lee Copen says:

    Yeaaa…Bob Dole was sooooo great. That’s why he lost all of those Republican primaries! And that’s why he couldn’t win against Bill Clinton.

  170. Karen Lee Copen says:

    So what. Bob Dole wasn’t that great in the first place. He was just a senate majority leader 30-odd years ago, repeatedly failed in Republican presidential primaries only to find himself toe-to-toe with Bill Clinton, lose, and give up politics. So why is this such a crime? Because he’s in a wheelchair? That sounds like reverse-ableism to me.

  171. D P says:

    HATE the press and how they twist everything. It’s not as if the new
    president has nothing else to do but stand around and chat! He didn’t
    blow them off, he greeted them, and then went about his business. This
    stuff makes me so mad. Obama needs to go soak his head. He RUINED our
    country. All he’s done is take vacations, so it is no surprise he has a
    lot of time to stand around.

  172. SplashAvoca says:

    I don’the think Trump is a tapeworm, he doesn’t want to suck anything up. He’s just so prickly and sharp.

  173. RenaissanceLady says:

    No, Lori. If he can spend his time on a Twitter war, he can take the time to give a former Republican leader a proper greeting. Trump just didn’t care about another human being. Again.

  174. RenaissanceLady says:

    Trump defenders, I can appreciate that your candidate had just become president. What you cannot do, however, is defend a man for not spending time with a former Republican leader and veteran when he can make the time for a Twitter war about the size of the crowd for his inauguration. THAT, more than all else, shows you where Trump’s priorities lie.

  175. Charles Wright says:

    Got any other alternative facts to present us with, Lori?

  176. Charles Wright says:

    Don’t normalize Donnie’s shitty behavior.

  177. Charles Wright says:

    Don’t normalize Donnie’s behavior.

  178. PonckhockieCreekwoman says:

    Bullshit Lori Konecki!

  179. Wayne Glatz says:

    What a pathetic defense!

  180. Tony Evers says:

    If Trump greeted a dog like that, it would have bit his hand off. He didn’t even seem to take the time to make eye contact, but of course he had all the time in the world to turn around right after and wave at his ‘fans’.

  181. cgsanctum says:

    He does not treat Melania with respect. He’s painfully awkward socially. His milieu is standing in front of a room fool of adoring whoever, pontificating.

  182. Julio César says:

    Conservatives go for “alternate facts”, didn’t you know? Evidence, facts, and reality are so not what they want to hear about.

  183. Julio César says:

    Nobody denies that Trump has no class. Money doesn’t buy class. He treats Melania like a pimp treats a whore. Trump is mentally ill. He has no brain power to think about those social graces things ahead of time.

  184. Julio César says:

    Conservatives are anti-American. Conservatives aren’t patriotic.

  185. HouseBiden says:

    But it’s just about social grace. That was the most piss-poor handshake I’ve ever seen! He’s a seasoned business professional and should have at least an ounce of interpersonal ability.

  186. Julio César says:

    Obama stayed classy and elegant under all kinds of stress, including his inauguration. Trump is vulgar, cheap, and impolite.

  187. Concerned for the Truth says:

    I simply watched the video. The title says “Trump blows off wheelchair-bound Bob Dole…” But that was not true.

  188. BluebirdofUnhappiness says:

    More like a sea otter and a tapeworm.

  189. SplashAvoca says:

    Ok. So Obama’s a better human being. It’s like comparing a porcupine to a sea otter. Not fair to the porcupine.

  190. anduarto says:

    Yes, Obama is clearly a warmer, classier human being. But dare I come to Trump’s defense? He was either about to be, or just had been, sworn in as President of the United States. He can be forgiven for being a little preoccupied. President Obama, on the other hand, has been doing this for 8 years. He’s an old pro.

  191. Qingdaoren says:

    Probably not…that’s more of a Trumpian response.

  192. Qingdaoren says:

    Alternate facts?

  193. Qingdaoren says:

    See it as you will, but if I were Bob or Liddy, I don’t think I’d feel respected. The look on Liddy’s face tells the tale. Trump is for Trump…I suspect it was the way he was raised. I knew Obama’s folks (at U-H) and his grandmother. I know how HE was raised.

  194. Lori Konecki says:

    They both greeted them. Trump’s on a tight schedule with all the events planned for the day; Obama can afford to stay behind for a small chitchat. BTW, when I saw the Republican Convention… Trump put the spotlight on Bob Dole and everyone gave Dole a standing O.

  195. Flint says:

    You only help the crazies of the alt right with headlines like this. Obama of course was more gracious as usual, but Trump did NOT blow him off .

  196. cgsanctum says:

    Thank you.

  197. cgsanctum says:

    Except there’s video from the firstiinauguration of Obama showing him getting out of the car and waiting until Michelle was by his side and Trump getting out of the car on Friday and immediately walking on with Melania trailing behind him.

  198. Gramma Dina says:

    Obama is a class act. Trump proves money cant buy you class.

  199. Concerned for the Truth says:

    The title of this article is inaccurate! BOTH men shook hands and greeted Bob Doyle and his wife! Let’s tell the truth please!

  200. Rev Bindy says:

    From class to crass

  201. Jeani says:

    And Bob Dole has said that President Obama is a very good man. I doubt he feels the same about Trump! You can see the warmth and respect in his eyes for President Obama, not so much for Trump, even if he might have voted for him, because you know with Republicans, Party before Country.

  202. Thom_Hartmann_WCPTfm says:

    OR how he was to Melania.. left her trailing out of the limo arriving.. into the White House until he had to backtrack because The Obama’s were escorting her in!

  203. Mike says:

    Obama is pure class.
    Trump is a big ass!

  204. Pabloma says:

    perhaps the $200,000 check hasn’t cleared yet………

  205. Doreia Powell says:

    Wonder if Dole is going to stop assisting with the Taiwan deal?

  206. John Bryant says:

    The sad thing is that all Donnie would have to do is snap his fingers and Christie would be on his knees in a flash

  207. theprinterlady says:

    The irony is that Dole was apparently the guy who set up Trumps phone call from the leader of Taiwan, something that Dole worked on for months, and for which Trump made lots of political hay. You’d think he’d at least make a deal out of greeting Dole.

  208. Paul Larkin says:

    Impeach that bastard in our white house ,usmc vet

  209. Metro Issues says:

    America was already Great, if you’re a patriot.

  210. Moderator4 says:

    He has just been banned.

  211. Moderator4 says:

    You are now banned. Good-bye.

  212. Cathy C says:

    Bob Dole is not active enough on twitter

  213. Cathy C says:

    ummmm – you know your country was in the shitter when he came into power because of the clusterfcuk enabled by his Republican precedent and his people. You do remember that right – the financial clusterfcuk that almost collapsed the global economy – born and bred in the US of A? Your nation could have been Greece right now. But it’s not. But yeah, go on with your blind and willfully ignorant hate girlfriend…

  214. Cajsa says:

    Video does not lie. If there is one veteran in this world tRump owes courtesy to it’s Bob and Elizabeth Dole. They supported him publicly and financially. As much as I disagree with their politics the senator deserves respect for his military service. So we must assume you are ok that tRump disrespected Sen. McCain (another whose politics I disagree with but am morally required to honor for his service). Get it?

  215. Cathy C says:

    racist asshat

  216. Cathy C says:

    I guess you overlooked the ‘dummy’ comment that started it all off, but then who needs critical thinking and intelligence and logic and all that nonsense…

    Btw, your new Education person would fail one of her own much-loved standardized tests (check her tweets on Friday) … she worries about grizzlies in school, right?

    Anyway, Canada does NOT want to be in this nonsense so keep our nation out of it – hell, we’re on The Wall List now too.

  217. Cajsa says:

    Shame and embarrassment.

  218. lennyfed says:

    Trump is an oaf

  219. general69 says:

    He makes America Great again

  220. My Name says:

    LOL “begging for endorsements and approval” Trump only sought the approval of the American people. He didn’t get an endorsement from GHWBush, GWBush, McCain or Romney. He didn’t need them and he didn’t need Dole. But he did honor Dole at the convention because he wanted to and because Dole was the only grownup who didn’t cry and supported the nominee. A brush off is when you ignore someone not when an embrace is not the way you want it. Obama may never interact with Dole again. Trump will.

  221. Patrick Smithopolis says:

    Yeah. He said their names so who knew who they were. Trump may felt if he stayed too long he would have started making fun of Bob Dole.

  222. cmsquare says:

    You make a good point. ;-)

  223. cmsquare says:

    It sounded like he said “Hi Bob, hi Elizabeth.” So he clearly knew he was blowing off a long-time US Senator and a war hero.

  224. Diane says:

    You are right.
    Why should Donald Trump, now POTUS of the greatest country in the world (so he tells us), show common courtesy to a former war hero, senator, former VA and a lifelong republican?
    He is deplorable.

  225. OC says:

    Who Trump? I agree.

  226. OC says:

    I know Chris Christie realizes that.

  227. Dawg says:

    He knows who Dole is. Dole has worked for Taiwan for the last 20 years, was paid $200,000 to lobby Trump and arranged the Trump phone call to Taiwan.

  228. OC says:

    Well, Dole is a war hero, and we know how Trump feels about those guys.

  229. OC says:

    And they say Trump is the classy guy?

  230. elias2010 says:

    I hope Karma is paying attention and works it’s magic fast!

  231. Dawg says:

    Let’s be fair to Trump. For a man who mocks the disabled, lobbied NYC TWICE to prevent disabled veterans from being on the sidewalk because it devalued his property, played lacrosse and tennis in college but bought a medical deferment from the military, was too cowardly to serve like the rest of us his age did, for a man who cares for no one but himself, Trump gave the Doles a warm welcome.

  232. fassler says:

    Yes! Two shits.

  233. Susan Harrison says:

    Well, well, well, rudeness still reigns on FB. How ironic: some posters criticize DT for his rudeness toward Mr. Dole, and then on FB leap into a bowl full of insults and start tossing ’em around. Thank heavens for rude people. What would the world be without you. Peaceful, perhaps?

  234. Susan Harrison says:

    I am not quite sure I agree with you, concernedguest1. It is in the little things we do that the measure of our selves lies. It doesn’t take long to greet an American legend, nor does it take long to greet a handicapped man who served our country long and well. Agendas are created by staffers; they can be altered as the need arises. Showing courtesy is never something to ignore.

  235. Sheila Cox says:

    Your wife is stupid, ugly, and looks like a BABBOON! My point is, I don’t know your wife, or if you even HAVE one, but doesn’t seem odd that I attach ugly names to someone I don’t know? Cease having a corrupt, ugly heart. You will pay for it, one way or another.

  236. Sheila Cox says:


  237. Sheila Cox says:

    No, just a troll.

  238. Sheila Cox says:


  239. Sheila Cox says:

    “Dunce”…so the video is not real? You seem to have a basic mentality, considering your comments. I would venture to say that you are either a FB troll, or you’re one of those Trump followers that took advantage of the benefits that President Obama worked hard to give to ALL Americans. But because of his skin color, you chose to hate him. Do you have insurance through Obamacare? Or maybe you receive government assistance via food stamps?

  240. Sheila Cox says:

    Who’s REALLY the “dummy” here? The NEW PRESIDENT of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA did not spend 2 SECONDS with a past heavy hitter in our government. Disrespect is the norm for him, and for you as well, since you cant see the real issue here. There are SO many video clips showing how he considers only himself in public. He is a narcissist. I think YOU have earned today’s “DUNCE” cap! Wear it well. Gee whiz, Trump’s followers really ARE stupid!

  241. Sheila Cox says:

    He’s a narcissist. Plain and simple. You’ll see. You may not ADMIT it, but you’ll see it.

  242. Sheila Cox says:

    Therein lies another issue. He DIDN’T know who Mr. Dole was! And this is the president of the United States of America?

  243. ORAXX says:

    Perhaps even the densest Trump supporters will come to realize that Donald Trump values other people only to the extent he finds them useful.

  244. DannyEastVillage says:

    Breeding is not meaningless – now matter who or where you are or what’s going on: breeding tells.l Every time.

  245. DannyEastVillage says:

    ah come on, give Trump a break: he didn’t even know who he was. Trump is a boor. I see no way around it.

  246. concernedguest1 says:

    So happy every second on my life isn’t on video for analysis, still shots, interpretations, etc. Let these people be – all people, all sides.

  247. concernedguest1 says:

    Not a Trumpster at all, but Trump had just been sworn in and was off to his agenda. Obama was now a guest and past president without an agenda to attend to. Please don’t start trouble when nothing is there. Let what happens define what is good and bad – not meaningless observations.

  248. pat wilson says:

    Yes it is a pity that you and the rest of his ignorant supporters don’t leave the country create your own and build that wall all your stupid ass people wants. Look at his orange face, we don’t want him but we will give him hell for his one term, and when voting time we will get rid of those followers in the senate and congress. We can and we will look at the marches against that devil, so if I was you I’d shut my mouth.

  249. James Weaver says:

    This is the difference between class and ass!

  250. JOHNNYBFITT says:

    There’s a reason you have a weiner as your profile pic, once a dick always a dick and you own it!

  251. fassler says:

    Bob Dole was also the person who arranged for the President of Taiwan to call Trump to start the diplomatic row with China you would think Trump would at least acknowledge him for doing that.

  252. Joh Urb says:

    I see the difference between smart and dumb dummy…its a fake story

  253. Joh Urb says:

    Sorry dummy, it’s a fake issue…Trump greeted Dole first. Pity some of you stupid people didnt head to canada

  254. vulcanarchy says:

    who the fuck summoned cathulu

  255. Jim says:

    Your reply has absolutely zero to do with the post, but you saw it as a chance to use a disgusting name for a lady, the First Lady. You are what’s wrong with this country. Try using some respect instead of 2nd grade name calling. Your IQ is showing.

  256. USMAMule says:

    Oh look, a list of lies and wishful thinking. Shut up.

  257. Judy Bowden says:

    We shall see if that is a conspiracy theory or not soon enough!!!

  258. Terrence Arrington says:

    That’s how you treat people. Even the ones you don’t agree with on politics. A lot of you could learn something from the last president.

  259. CapitalG says:

    Wow. Thanks for the compliment!

    You really think I’m so good I should get paid?

  260. Bobby P says:

    Jesus Christ, what are you, a paid troll? I see your comments everywhere there’s a story about trump getting in trouble. Talk about “desperate.”

  261. CapitalG says:

    It is a classless article on class.

  262. CapitalG says:

    Michelle gave Laura Bush a gift as well. Get a grip. You would have thought Michelle would have been a little more prepared and not looked like an idiot confused about what to do next.

    There does appear to be a precedent for the gift-giving gesture: Mrs. Obama offered a wrapped present to her predecessor, former First Lady Laura Bush, in honor of the inauguration of President Barack Obama in 2009.

  263. Lily Zumb says:

    Michelle is not allowed to accept gifts as First Lady. It would seem the incoming First Lady would have had some protocol training, but apparently planning the glam room had higher priority.

  264. Stephen Bright says:

    Ironic that this article is about having class…Would you call her that to her face? Would it be alright if someone denigrated/disrespected your wife or mother or daughter with a similar label? Just a punk-ish statement.

  265. CapitalG says:

    Exactly. FAUXbama had nothing better to do. He’s unemployed now.

  266. CapitalG says:

    Moochelle seemed confused about what to do with the gift Melania brought. Laura handled it with much more grace when Moochelle gave her a gift.

  267. CapitalG says:


  268. deecee says:

    @Cathi, first commenter to disappear up her own … oh, I’m sorry. Is this microphone on?

  269. DonRice says:

    And, reportedly, a Dominionist. Those people scare the crap out of me.

  270. Mike Latta says:

    And the only President to give the take-Down order to get Bin Laden and who was successful

  271. Kaileo says:

    Cathi, you’re a nut job.

  272. oliviared says:

    This is what is wrong with this country, you have taken talking points from people you like and agree with against someone you don’t like and you have not checked these statistics just saw them and ran with it, because it gave you a thrill to be right not caring if you were factually right, why? I usually just ignore the BS but why lie?? you are literally on the internet and yes there is fake news but there are also fact check sites hell you could use different ones then come up with some factual information as to why. what, when, if it was already a law etc. I just don’t understand you will literally drown in all that pride to be right then see you have been mislead..smdh and by the way obama is not muslim but if he was what is wrong with being muslim? and you saying get educated people..smdh..

  273. Rufus McBoofus says:

    A two second handshake? That’s a brush off. Trump needed Dole and every other Republican heavyweight he could get. He was begging for their endorsements and approval, which is why he needed Dole. Duh.

  274. Rufus McBoofus says:

    LOL 90% of that post is factually incorrect. Try again.

  275. Jonathan says:

    This is so full of shit I’m gagging.

  276. Cathi Schooley Allen says:


    First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner.
    First President to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in.
    First President to preside over a cut to the credit-rating of the United States.
    First President to violate the War Powers Act.
    First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.
    First President to defy a Federal Judge’s court order to cease implementing the Health Care Reform Law.
    First President to require all Americans to purchase a product from a third party, a violation of the U.S. Constitution.
    First President to spend a trillion dollars on ‘shovel-ready’ jobs when there was no such thing as ‘shovel-ready’ jobs.
    First President to recommend changing our National Anthem as it portrays and promotes violence and is warlike in its theme.
    First President to cancel the National Day of Prayer Breakfast and activities.
    First President to initiate a Cash for Clunkers Program to clean up exhaust that adds to global warming, then extended it because it was so popular — wasting hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars.
    First President to abrogate bankruptcy law to turn over control of companies to his union supporters.
    First President to bypass Congress and implement the Dream Act through executive fiat.
    First President to order a secret amnesty program that stopped the deportation of illegal immigrants across the U.S., including those with criminal convictions.
    First President to demand a company hand over $20 billion to one of his political appointees.
    First President to terminate America’s ability to put a man in space.
    First President to have a law signed by an auto-pen without being present.
    First President to arbitrarily declare an existing law unconstitutional and refuse to enforce it.
    First President to threaten insurance companies if they publicly spoke out on the reasons for their rate increases.
    First President to tell a major manufacturing company which state they are allowed to locate a factory in.
    First President to file lawsuits against the states he swore an oath to protect (AZ, WI, OH, IN).
    First President to withdraw an existing coal permit that had been properly issued years ago.
    First President to fire an inspector general of Americorps for catching one of his friends in a corruption case.
    First President to appoint 45 czars to replace elected officials in his office.
    First President to golf 73 separate times in his first two and a half years in office, 90 to date.
    First President to pledge complete transparency while campaigning, then hide his medical, educational,and travel records.
    First President to win a Nobel Peace Prize for doing NOTHING to earn it.
    First President to go on multiple global ‘apology tours’.
    First President to go on 17 lavish vacations, including date nights and Wednesday evening White House parties for his friends; paid for by the taxpayer.
    First President to have 22 personal servants (taxpayer funded) for his wife.
    First President to keep a dog trainer on retainer for $102,000 a year at taxpayer expense.
    First President to repeat the Holy Qur’an and tells us that the early morning Islamic call to worship is the most beautiful sound on earth.
    And you wonder why I’m behind Trump lmao.Get educated people! Muslim Obama has increased America’s debt by 10 trillion dollars, with nothing to show for it. We are now all slaves to this debt. The largest debt holders are China, and the Middle East oil giants. We and our children, and their children, are in bondage.

  277. Kathy Bannister says:

    It’s getting tiresome. How much does Trump pay you?

  278. Cajsa says:

    See the difference between crass and class

  279. Annie Rousseau says:

    there are things money can’t buy, you’re right

  280. Jane says:

    hahahaha lol at you expecting logic from a Trumpeter!!

  281. Jane says:

    DOnt be ridiculous. This is the flimsiest excuse since that stupid press bloke said you couldn’t see all the people at the inauguration because the floor coverings hid them. Of course people were waiting on Obama, but I’ve seen him do this before. He always gives people warm genuine greetings. He makes people feel like they are the most important people to him and that is a gift Trump would never even understand. Trump on the other hand, wants people to make HIM feel like he’s the centre of their universe and assumes everything is all about him. As can plainly be seen in this clip. He looks like he didnt even know who that dude in a wheelchair is – just some sad loser cripple come to admire the Trumpster!!

  282. Jane says:

    Yes it is, but not here tho. GO watch the Presser from the whitehouse about the crowds at the inauguration if you’re looking for excellent examples of “fake news”. This is just a video of a fake president being his usual self-obsessed jerk self and a real retiring President showing why he is the most admired American of recent times. Obama has more class & grace in his left nostril hair than Trump will ever have.

  283. Rufus McBoofus says:

    Pence is a white supremacist.

  284. Adrien Chandler says:

    Also factor in that Pence snubbed the Obamas on the steps of the Capitol. It was jaw-dropping. Let’s see if I can find the video clip. it’s on my FB page but I am not sure how to share it.

  285. Rufus McBoofus says:

    Trump hates Veterans.

  286. alikhat says:

    The entire post is ad hominem. An entirely justified reaction when faced with a dangerously delusional moron. I don’t waste my time trying to have a genuine dialogue with things I’d be better served scraping off the bottom of my shoe.

  287. Emma says:

    Put that together with the way trump treated his own WIFE when getting out of the limo to greet the Obamas. Walked up the steps by himself and left her to find her own way, until Obama finally held out a hand to her. I went back to see how OBAMA treated Michelle when HE arrived to take over from the Bushes. He waited for her and they mounted the steps together, hand in hand. Class all the way. Class Trump couldn’t buy with ALL his millions. We lost more than we know, yesterday, but when Trump has turned the stomachs of everyone including his supporters, we may hope to get it back.

  288. allkneese says:

    Fake presidents are not fake news

  289. janchup says:

    You were doing fine until you went into ad hominem attack…

  290. janchup says:

    It’s not. I think he was expressing his thoughts about Americablog.

  291. Tommie Ingram says:

    This mutherf#%&@$ makes my ass itch!

  292. OKay says:

    Dole is the reason I switched from R to D. I told myself that, “If the Rs run Dole up the flagpole, I will not vote for them.”
    That said, the man is a human being and deserves every human respect.

  293. MyGenChan says:

    Obama is eloquent, kind and truly cares for people. Trump is none of those things.

  294. Mary O'Neill says:

    Please people. It’s real. Obama is just a good guy. Trump doesn’t care .

  295. My Name says:

    How did he brush him off when he went up to him and shook his hand? And Trump didn’t need him at the convention, Trump honored him because that’s probably the last convention he’ll see.

  296. Greg Leichty says:

    Don’t bother me with facts.

  297. Rufus McBoofus says:

    Huh? How is this video fake?

  298. Rufus McBoofus says:

    So? If they’re such good buddies, how come Trump blew him off?

  299. Rufus McBoofus says:

    Why do you keep posting an irrelevant story from last summer?

  300. Rufus McBoofus says:

    So Trump sucks up to him when he needs him and then gives him the brush off when he’s President? Dude has no class.

  301. Rufus McBoofus says:

    So that’s how Trump pays him for his support? Pathetic.]

    Also, you’re wrong — Obama and Trump were going to the same ceremony — people were waiting for BOTH of them. Stop lying.

  302. psychobroad says:

    Yep, more fool he.

  303. psychobroad says:

    Dole didn’t arrange the call for Trump, he did it for Dole. Trump didn’t know the president of Taiwan existed.

  304. psychobroad says:

    How does a story written in July of last year have anything to do with what Trump did yesterday?

  305. alikhat says:

    I’m not sure which is worse, the option that you’re a paid Russian troll who’s really, really bad at his job, or that you’re a genuine ‘Murican dumbbell, too dim to know when you’ve been taken for a ride and determined to defend the very guy who’s driving you off the cliff.

    Either way, you are a sad, sorry little creature, cupcake.

  306. Rick Drew says:

    See – fake news is alive and well!

  307. Roberta Coe Legree says:

    If he’s the president people can wait on him he is in no hurry he can be courteous to others. Take note I did say if.

  308. Yvonne Pulaski says:

    This man is sickening !

  309. Roberta Coe Legree says:

    Why can’t you accept the truth.

  310. John Smith says:

    Yep. Facts are the new “trolling.”

  311. John Smith says:

    I’m more proud of policy affecting hundreds of millions of American’s over a handshake between politicians. Politician’s being classy? Who cares?

  312. John Smith says:

    Negative. But i’m sure AMERICAblog would like you to believe it.

  313. John Smith says:

    Here you go:

    Dole publicly backed trump in an interview with USA today.

    Please expand your news outside of “AMERICAblog.”

  314. John Smith says:

    Finally. You win the “being informed” award.

  315. John Smith says:

    I can’t argue with this. But this whole article is no-news nonsense. Taking the trivial and twisting it into something of attempted substance. Trump and Dole know each other, people seen in the video were waiting on Trump, and Trump still took the time to give him a handshake. Nothing wrong with that.

  316. John Smith says:

    Nonsense. A 10 second google search would reveal Trump and Dole’s relationship. Make no mistake that Dole would support Trump’s policies over Obama’s any day.

  317. hankusmc says:

    Folks like ForeverFree tickle me. Always repeating “sound bites”. :-)

  318. John Smith says:

    Total speculation.

  319. John Smith says:

    No it’s called trivial nonsense brought to us by AMERICAblog and John Aravosis. People were waiting on Trump, and he took a moment to shake their hands. That’s it. This ridiculous blog took a moment to make something out of nothing. Dole and Trump know each other well.

  320. John Smith says:

    Watch the video, people were waiting on Trump. Nobody was waiting on Obama. Furthermore, Dole likes Trump and forecasted his win back in July 20th.

    “I think Trump’s going to make a great president,” – Bob Dole – 20 Jul 2016

    AMERICAblog and John Aravosis take some minute trival thing of no importance whatsoever, and try to cash out on it with their pitiful blog. Not quite “fake news” more like “no news.”

  321. psychobroad says:

    It’s the difference between class and trash. And yeah, what the hell can that old cripple do for Trump?

  322. John Brown says:

    He was probably Russian.

  323. My Name says:

    Trump didn’t blow him off. His embrace wasn’t as effusive as Obama’s but Trump didnt diss him. In fact Bob Dole was honored by Trump at the convention.

  324. Dean Cameron says:

    Contact with the Infirm would lessen his Glory!

  325. NativeSon says:

    “Get to work”… Ha! He’s a fraud Ann. The only thing he’ll be doing is looting the country.

  326. brel1 says:

    Maybe Trump was in a hurry cause he had to pee.

  327. Terry Ruddy says:

    Benghazi!!!! Oh wait, too late? : )

  328. Third_stone says:

    This is not democrats and republicans. This is about one great man and one not-so-great.

  329. dao1947 says:

    Maybe Trump just didn’t know who Bob Dole is. After all he is so well informed.

  330. Spooky MT Ranger says:

    Do you believe HRC and Podesta had a pedo ring out of a pizza joint?

  331. Holloway K. says:

    Nah. That’s just who they are. When Obama was Prez he would still take the time for gestures like that. Trump has always been about himself.

  332. Ann Schnell says:

    I sure he was just glad it was over, so he could get to work. Not a big deal as everyone wants to pick at EVERY thing he does. He did say something, next story…

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  334. Jacob Haver says:

    I wonder if the fact that Trump, being recently sworn in as president, was a little more occupied than (former) President Obama had anything to do with it.

  335. Kirk Tuttle says:

    Obama has class. Something Trump lacks.

  336. ForeverFree says:

    Lol but you’re the one trolling. Come on that’s a conspiracy theory and you know it. Think about it, a billionaire one of the most well connected wealthy men in America is in debt to ‘Russia’ without US government knowledge, Obama laughed at Romney when he suggested that Russia was even a threat, something along the lines of ‘its not the 80’s anymore’. Now look at it people think that the Russians stand a chance because the media told them to.

  337. Charlotte Marks says:

    I don’t give a damn about Trump’s kinks. I do care that he’s up to his eyeballs in debt to Russian oligarchs and hence is Putin’s “useful idiot,” as the Russians put it. If you want to willfully ignore any stain on the character of your Dear Leader, feel free. Happy trolling.

  338. ForeverFree says:

    But they have been openly. Lol yeah well tell me do you believe the Russian prostitutes pissing on a mattress conspiracy theory? Because you and the rest of the media look like lunatics.

  339. PeonInChief says:

    Dole has been working for the government of Taiwan and helped arrange Trump’s call to the President of Taiwan.

  340. Charlotte Marks says:

    OK, once you’re using “they’ve been plotting against him since” line you’ve lost any shred of credibility. Take off the tinfoil hat and get help while you still can.

  341. Russ says:

    It’s ok you can stop trolling now. yeesh.

  342. ForeverFree says:

    Lol yeah sounds better. I stand by what I said these people are blood suckers and they connive and use deceit often, his own party tried to destroy him on multiple occasions.

  343. ForeverFree says:

    What are you on about? They’ve been plotting against him since Obama’s attempt to publicly humiliate him. They never wanted him as nominee it was clear from the beginning the RINOs were out for blood.

  344. Charlotte Marks says:

    Mmmkay… He attended the convention and publicly supported Trump, but IN SECRET, he was actually nefariously plotting against him the whole time. Makes perfect sense. ????

  345. ForeverFree says:

    politico is corrupted as shit provide a real source and I’ll believe it. I read what was in those e-mails I’m not fucking stupid

  346. Anon2 says:
    Bob Dole has been working with Pence and Trump. Dole was at the RNC and the Trump family was gaga over him.

  347. ForeverFree says:

    The only accomplishment he’s got is he’s the first black president apart from that he’s a disaster. $20 trillion in the hole at least 400,000 dead, the middle east is on fire so very much to be proud of right?

  348. ForeverFree says:

    Are you serious? How many times have politicians had a public vs private position especially when it comes to loyalty

  349. Charlotte Marks says:

    Dole backed Trump – he was one of the few old guard Republicans who attended the convention and gave Trump his support.

    Unless you’re referring to Obama. He acknowledged Dole because he’s a classy person who doesn’t let partisan politics get in the way of basic decency.

  350. Jose Escobar says:

    It’s called common courtesy. I still believe Pres. Obama truly does not see his opponents as enemies. Still cordial and classy. So very proud of him.

  351. ForeverFree says:

    Why would you acknowledge one of the people who tried to destroy you?

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