President Donald Trump mentions Utah twice during ABC News interview with George Stephanopoulos

ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos spent 30 hours with President Donald Trump, who mentioned Utah twice during the interview.

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  • RiDal Sandy, UT
    June 18, 2019 3:44 p.m.

    Steponallofus delivers obviously propagandized and biased national news every day, and the response is "What about Chaffetz?" ??!

    Isn't that the very definition of whataboutism ?

    LOL!

  • ERB Eagle Mountain, UT
    June 17, 2019 9:58 p.m.

    I’m not even sure why there’s polls anymore. They can be so easily skewed. I don’t even know if there such thing as a poll that isn’t biased.

  • NT SomewhereIn, UT
    June 17, 2019 7:09 p.m.

    @silage

    "Go ahead and cite some of those 'half truths, exaggerations, and lies' from the 2020 Dem candidates."

    Happy to, but the DN probably has a 10,000 word limit - not nearly enough.

    Try google and see what you come up with on your own.

  • christoph Brigham City, UT
    June 17, 2019 4:41 p.m.

    I think LDS put Trump over the top in Arizona, Michigan and Florida. And I guess you can throw Utah in there too. I voted for McMullin. Yet I now think Mr. Trump very normal and ordinary. How? Well, he takes stands on things. Elite media like George Stephanopoulos never ever tell you their thoughts on transgender bathrooms and wedding cake lawsuits. They are ambivalent. They talk of others who take stand on things, yet they never say what they believe. Why? I realize they want to appear to be objective, yet they are weak to hide their true values; if you believe in something, open your mouth. They want to appeal to most viewers, so they never take a stand. Be a man. Don't hide, every journalist should state who they voted for and whether they favor capitalism over law suits or vice versa. No more subtlety. Mr. Trump answers questions with yes or no. Reason why gospel always triumphs over secularism, is we focus on what we are for, not what we are against. We are for freedom, for all people, including religious liberty, which doesn't force anyone to do anything.

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    June 17, 2019 3:32 p.m.

    Thid Barker -said: "What you are missing is Chaffetz and Rush offers their OPINION (commentary) of things in the news, not the news! In other words, they don't claim to report the news, they comment on the news! The mainstream news media has failed America! "

    How has the mainstream failed by reporting the news, but fox is successful for spinning that news into propaganda and opinion that seldom has much to do with reality?

    It's not the news that's the problem, but the consumers whom believe that Chaffetz or Rush are a good source of news "commentary" they aren't.

    What's funny is you take shelter in the "Chaffetz isn't news he's just opinion," but then claim that comedians comments count as news sources.

    jsf claims 12,000 verified lies is a lie, sorry you don't like to hear that the man you adore and defend is in fact a serial liar, deflecting to the fact that others lie is silly at best, in lieu of the obscene number of lies told by donald. Why lie about where his father was born? Why? What's the possible point of that lie?

  • silo Sandy, UT
    June 17, 2019 12:43 p.m.

    @jsf
    "Please don't bring up this list again, unless you can compare it to the 2020 Dem candidate's list of half truths, exaggerations, and lies."

    Go ahead and cite some of those 'half truths, exaggerations, and lies' from the 2020 Dem candidates.

    Trump's tweets alone contain a larger number of lies than those combined 2020 Dem candidates.

  • Thid Barker Victor, ID
    June 17, 2019 12:40 p.m.

    Lou: "Chaffetz is the most bias propagandist on FOX News. He ranks right next to Rush."

    What you are missing is Chaffetz and Rush offers their OPINION (commentary) of things in the news, not the news! In other words, they don't claim to report the news, they comment on the news! The mainstream news media has failed America! That's why their rating are so very low and the number of Americans that trust then has sunk to a new low, according to several polls! Bottom line: If you don't like Chaffetz's (or Rush's) OPINIONS, change the channel! Go watch fake news.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    June 17, 2019 12:27 p.m.

    trump is just so neat. He's easily the neatest republican right now.

  • bamafone Salem, UT
    June 17, 2019 12:23 p.m.

    Brave Robin,
    Well do our best to keep it up.

  • jsf Centerville, UT
    June 17, 2019 12:22 p.m.

    Partial I will agree stating Chaffetz changed religion is as true as stating he changed parties.

    But that is not how you structured your comment. "At the time he was a Democrat and a Jew. Now Chaffetz is a Mormon and a Republican. He figured out where the money can be found."

    You attached religion to politics, and then included a typical stereotype concept of anti-Semitic rhetoric to make it a negative. Apologize for the statement don't try to defend it. The error is in the structure of the comment. On its face the comment is bigoted and I hope it was not meant to be that way.

  • one old man MSC, UT
    June 17, 2019 12:14 p.m.

    Thid Barker - Victor, ID
    June 17, 2019 9:18 a.m.
    I watched most of the "interview" and was struck with one salient fact: Stephanopoulos asked President Trump questions he would NEVER have asked Obama
    ==

    And for a good reason. It was never NECESSARY to ask questions of that nature of Obama -- nor any other American president because we've never had one anything like the fraud we have now.

  • Craig Clark Boulder, CO
    June 17, 2019 11:51 a.m.

    Mention of Utah was incidental and nothing for Utahns to get excited about. The interview with Stephanopoulus amounted to Trump's latest tribute to himself.

  • LOU Montana Pueblo, CO
    June 17, 2019 11:36 a.m.

    Thid Barker - Victor, ID;
    "Conservative commentator. Jason Chaffetz does not claim to be an unbiased journalist. He claims to be a news commentator. That's the difference."

    Chaffetz is the most bias propagandist on FOX News. He ranks right next to Rush.

    Thank you for brightening my day with laughter.

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    June 17, 2019 11:29 a.m.

    "jsf - Centerville, UT
    June 17, 2019 10:48 a.m.
    "At the time he was a Democrat and a Jew. Now Chaffetz is a Mormon and a Republican. He figured out where the money can be found."
    DesNews a question, Doesn't this border on a bit of bigotry, and anti-Semitism?"

    Uh-no. It's the truth. I've noticed that, when faced with the truth, especially about religion, many Utahn's default position is "Anti" or "bigotry". It's neither when it's true. You may not like what you're hearing, but it's still the truth.

  • Utahnareapeculiarpeople Salt Lake City, UT
    June 17, 2019 11:19 a.m.

    "Context: Trump nominated former U.S. attorney for Utah David B. Barlow to serve as a judge on the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah back in May, according to the Deseret News."

    What makes you think he wasn't talking about Nielson? You know, the extremely conservative judge who the "president" nominated after McConnell and pals left a less conservative Obama nominee (who'd been endorsed by both republican Utah senators until he wasn't) to rot on the vine?

  • scrappy do DRAPER, UT
    June 17, 2019 11:00 a.m.

    That’s a dubious distinction

  • jsf Centerville, UT
    June 17, 2019 10:48 a.m.

    "At the time he was a Democrat and a Jew. Now Chaffetz is a Mormon and a Republican. He figured out where the money can be found."

    DesNews a question, Doesn't this border on a bit of bigotry, and anti-Semitism?

    The original comment was about a political operative that moved to the news and commentary business, saying so about Chaffetz would be ok also, but the comment was made and infused with religious bigotry. Pease remove it as offensive.

  • jsf Centerville, UT
    June 17, 2019 10:38 a.m.

    "To say nothing of the nearly 12,000 other verified lies."

    For reality ATDS, the Washington Post says they are not lies they are counting. They said it, the author also says those calling them all lies are wrong.

    If the president says the temperature is warm, and does not say the correct temperature by degree, the WaPo lists in their pile of not quite true. Spend some time reading the list.

    Please don't bring up this list again, unless you can compare it to the 2020 Dem candidate's list of half truths, exaggerations, and lies.

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    June 17, 2019 10:36 a.m.

    @Conservative commontater;
    "Little Jason Chaffetz worked on the Dukakis' campaign now is at Faux, where he is NOT a journalist. LOL!"

    Not only that, but Kitty Dukakis was married to Jason's Dad. That's how he got the job on Dukakis' team. You can't make this stuff up.

  • bamafone Salem, UT
    June 17, 2019 10:32 a.m.

    Conservative commentator,
    Yes, your partially right, but he is not as tiny.

  • Thid Barker Victor, ID
    June 17, 2019 10:31 a.m.

    Conservative commentator. Jason Chaffetz does not claim to be an unbiased journalist. He claims to be a news commentator. That's the difference.

  • ConservativeCommonTater Salt Lake City, UT
    June 17, 2019 10:16 a.m.

    Thid Barker - Victor, ID

    "Stephanopoulos demonstrated that he not a "journalist", just another heavily biased fake news political hack!"

    We need a better "political hack" that is not a "journalist" like Jason Chaffetz, right?

    Impartial7 - DRAPER, UT

    Wow. Our claim to fame. Maybe after Herbert gets back from Europe, he can stop by the White House and get a plaque.

    Better yet, a "Medal of Freedom" for Herbert. I bet Trump will be handing out these Medals of Freedom like campaign buttons in the next 16 months or so. All to sycophants!

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    June 17, 2019 9:45 a.m.

    I see the tried-and-true conservative gameplan is alive and well in these comments: 1. When the narrative paints Trump in a bad light, attack the messenger. 2. Find a way to shoehorn Obama or Hillary into it.

    Keep it up, fellas!

  • ConservativeCommonTater Salt Lake City, UT
    June 17, 2019 9:38 a.m.

    RiDal - Sandy, UT

    "George Steponallofus worked on the Michael Dukakis 1988 U.S. presidential campaign. After this campaign, he became the "floor man" for Dick Gephardt, until he joined the Clinton campaign. He was, along with David Wilhelm and James Carville, a leading member of Clinton's 1992 U.S. presidential campaign. "

    "Now a fake-news propagandist."

    Funny that you should say that. Jason Chaffetz was a Democrat that worked on Mike Dukakis' campaign. At the time he was a Democrat and a Jew. Now Chaffetz is a Mormon and a Republican. He figured out where the money can be found.

    "Now (Chaffetz is) a fake-news propagandist" The truth might cause you to wince.

    bamafone - Salem, UT
    "Little George was part of the Clinton team, and now he is a journalist. Lol."

    Little Jason Chaffetz worked on the Dukakis' campaign now is at Faux, where he is NOT a journalist. LOL!

  • Thid Barker Victor, ID
    June 17, 2019 9:18 a.m.

    I watched most of the "interview" and was struck with one salient fact: Stephanopoulos asked President Trump questions he would NEVER have asked Obama. In other words, Stephanopoulos didn't interview President Trump, he attempted to entrap him. Never once did Stephanopoulos ever ask Obama about Benghazi, Obama's pallets of cash payments to Iran, Solyndra, Russian interference or any other political issue that Obama would need to defend. Stephanopoulos demonstrated that he not a "journalist", just another heavily biased fake news political hack!

  • RiDal Sandy, UT
    June 17, 2019 9:09 a.m.

    George Steponallofus worked on the Michael Dukakis 1988 U.S. presidential campaign. After this campaign, he became the "floor man" for Dick Gephardt, until he joined the Clinton campaign. He was, along with David Wilhelm and James Carville, a leading member of Clinton's 1992 U.S. presidential campaign.

    Now a fake-news propagandist.

  • LOU Montana Pueblo, CO
    June 17, 2019 8:18 a.m.

    I can hardly believe Utah is so starved for attention that anyone could be so excited.

    Utah does not need Trump promoting business.

  • LOU Montana Pueblo, CO
    June 17, 2019 8:16 a.m.

    I can hardly believe Utah is so starved for attention that anyone could be so excited.

    Utah does not need Trump promoting business.

  • bamafone Salem, UT
    June 17, 2019 8:02 a.m.

    Little George was part of the Clinton team, and now he is a journalist. Lol.

  • Thomas Jefferson Salt Lake City, UT
    June 17, 2019 7:49 a.m.

    Oh wow, the 'reflected glory' of being mentioned by the donald! What a glorious day for Utah.

  • one old man MSC, UT
    June 17, 2019 7:14 a.m.

    I almost choked this morning when I heard trump say, "I love the truth."

    Really?

    That from a man who has even lied about where his own father was born?

    To say nothing of the nearly 12,000 other verified lies.

    Nauseating.

    Perhaps the best campaign tools the Democrats will have will be to simply play and replay videos of trump's bizarre behaviors and statements. Remind American voters of how this man has behaved over and over and over again.

  • one old man MSC, UT
    June 17, 2019 7:03 a.m.

    I wasn't able to watch last night, but seeing clips from the interview this morning has already destroyed my appetite for breakfast.

    trump is simply nauseating.

  • Freiheit Salt Lake City, UT
    June 17, 2019 6:57 a.m.

    "I was going to be tied Utah, I won by a lot" Just less than 40%. In what universe is that a lot? Of course it's the alternate facts universe of a man divorced from reality.

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    June 17, 2019 6:54 a.m.

    Wow. Our claim to fame. Maybe after Herbert gets back from Europe, he can stop by the White House and get a plaque.

  • Butch wax , 00
    June 17, 2019 5:38 a.m.

    Slow day in Trump news today.

    The Meliorist - CA, 00
    Hind sight 2020

    Never understood why someone in Cal. would write comments in a little news paper located in Utah. Yep hind sight is 2020 and we remember why we don't want anything that reminded us of the obama era. Trump 2020

  • Crusader Layton, UT
    June 17, 2019 1:03 a.m.

    I wish that we could get some conservatism back into the republican party.

  • The Meliorist CA, 00
    June 16, 2019 10:37 p.m.

    Ah, when a Republican is bragging that he was ahead of a Democrat in Utah you have to know things aren't going too well.

    And then he fires his own polling team because they are showing Trump losing in key states.

    Please can people see what's really happening here and get a decent candidate for the Republican side.

    Hindsight is 2020.

  • toosmartforyou Kaysville, UT
    June 16, 2019 10:24 p.m.

    We see how accurate the poll was that had Trump and Hillary tied in Utah (or any other place for that matter).