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    "We'll see"

    I have frequently defended President Trump--some people seem utterly obsessed with his (rather unpleasant) personality--but there is one propensity that he has that I do, indeed, find a bit troublesome: It is the tendency to answer an uncomfortable question with the meaningless phrase, "We'll see." I find myself wondering if it would not be better to declare, simply: "I would rather not address that point at this time. Are there any other questions?" This would certainly be more straightforward--and far less coy.

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    I doubt he is uncomfortable with these questions - he likely just isn't ready to answer.
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    I read about a wise king, long ago his answer to every question was simple, we shall see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjohns View Post
    I have frequently defended President Trump--some people seem utterly obsessed with his (rather unpleasant) personality--but there is one propensity that he has that I do, indeed, find a bit troublesome: It is the tendency to answer an uncomfortable question with the meaningless phrase, "We'll see." I find myself wondering if it would not be better to declare, simply: "I would rather not address that point at this time. Are there any other questions?" This would certainly be more straightforward--and far less coy.
    PJ dont they all have their way of dodging questions that arent ready to answer
    Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.

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    We'll see...

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    Now someone is upset because sometimes he answers a question with “we’ll see” ? Holy $#@!!

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    PJ dont they all have their way of dodging questions that arent ready to answer
    One could certainly dodge the question in a more straightforward way--as I suggested, viz.: "I would rather not address that point at this time. Are there any other questions?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjohns View Post
    One could certainly dodge the question in a more straightforward way--as I suggested, viz.: "I would rather not address that point at this time. Are there any other questions?"
    That would be more ammo for critisim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjohns View Post
    I have frequently defended President Trump--some people seem utterly obsessed with his (rather unpleasant) personality--but there is one propensity that he has that I do, indeed, find a bit troublesome: It is the tendency to answer an uncomfortable question with the meaningless phrase, "We'll see." I find myself wondering if it would not be better to declare, simply: "I would rather not address that point at this time. Are there any other questions?" This would certainly be more straightforward--and far less coy.
    Petty complaint. Obama would just ignore a question and walk away. Reagan would pretend he couldn't hear the question. Presidents only answer question they want to answer. Each handles it differently. Trump likes to keep people guessing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by resister View Post
    That would be more ammo for critisim.
    When anything you say or do is met with criticism you might as well just do what you feel most comfortable with. As the great orator Ricky Nelson once said"You see, ya can't please everyone, so ya got to please yourself"
    Political tags - such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth - are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire.
    Robert A. Heinlein

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