Those zerohedge summary statements are a bit misleading. Not exactly a 180...yet.Summary statement:
Trump says he will talk with FBI Director Comey before deciding whether to ask his resignation, says "I respect him a lot"Actual words from the transcript:
Lesley Stahl: FBI director James Comey. Are you going to ask for his resignation?
Donald Trump: I think that I would rather not comment on that yet. I don’t-- I haven’t made up my mind. I respect him a lot. I respect the FBI a lot. I think --
Lesley Stahl: Even though they leak so much?
Donald Trump: Well, there’s been a lotta leaking, there’s no question about that. But I would certainly like to talk to him. And see him. This is a tough time for him. And I would like to talk to him before I’d answer a question like that.
Lesley Stahl: Sounds like you’re not sure.
Donald Trump: Well, sure, I’m not sure. I’d wanna see, you know, he may have had very good reasons for doing what he did.Summary statement:
Trump, on pledge to appoint special prosecutor to investigate Clintons, says "I don't want to hurt them. They're good people"Actual words from the transcript:
Lesley Stahl: Are you going to ask for a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton over her emails? And are you, as you had said to her face, going to try and put her in jail?
Donald Trump: Well, I’ll tell you what I’m going to do, I’m going to think about it. Um, I feel that I want to focus on jobs, I want to focus on healthcare, I want to focus on the border and immigration and doing a really great immigration bill. We want to have a great immigration bill. And I want to focus on all of these other things that we’ve been talking about.
Lesley Stahl: You-- you know, you--
Donald Trump: And get the country straightened away.
Lesley Stahl: You called her “crooked Hillary,” said you wanted to get in jail, your people in your audiences kept saying, “Lock em’ up.”
Donald Trump: Yeah. She did--
Lesley Stahl: Do you—
Donald Trump: She did some bad things, I mean she did some bad things--
Lesley Stahl: I know, but a special prosecutor? You think you might…
Donald Trump: I don’t want to hurt them. I don’t want to hurt them. They’re, they’re good people. I don’t want to hurt them. And I will give you a very, very good and definitive answer the next time we do 60 Minutes
Trump says he is "fine" with same-sex marriage; says He Does Not Intend To Overturn Supreme Court Ruling on Gay MarriageActual words from the transcript:
Lesley Stahl: Well, I guess the issue for them is marriage equality. Do you support marriage equality?
Donald Trump: It-- it’s irrelevant because it was already settled. It’s law. It was settled in the Supreme Court. I mean it’s done.
Lesley Stahl: So even if you appoint a judge that--
Donald Trump: It’s done. It-- you have-- these cases have gone to the Supreme Court. They’ve been settled. And, I’m fine with that.
How long do you suppose it will be until there is a REAL official investigation of 9/11; including why newly found cockpit and passenger audio tapes differ so wildly with much NORAD testimony, who knew what and when (was Rumsfled really in a teleconference all morning discussing the hijackings, but didn't give an intercept order, i.e. fly planes out to the Boeings?), radioisotopes found by the US Geological Survey, and video fakery broadcast by US networks that morning? I'm hopeful, but not optimistic.
To have a “radical Islamic terrorist” threat, the official story of 9/11, shoddy as it is, must be maintained. Trump is also being tested for the standard AIPAC loyalty so prevalent in DC.
Then again, if Trump can make America economically productive again, then the leverage to maintain an industry based off of continual crises and emergency will lessen.
Now that I think of it, if 9/11 was exposed and/or confessed today, right now, as collusion between high-level elements of our government working with a foreign government in order to murder our own citizens for a twisted political agenda, there would be massive economic and social shock to this country. The patriot act, DHS, TSA etc. would be delegitimized overnight. I'm not sure that even martial law would be able to contain the flash mobs that would appear everywhere. We the people have been carefully knitted into this trap for 15 years. Isn't the NWO just wonderful?
Since Trump's specialty is smooth transition while maintaining law and order (something many of us can appreciate), we would have to have some place to go toward economically. It would preferably have to be in place before the current means of economy is scrapped. The MAGA meme, quite necessarily, builds a pathway to restoration.