LIVE VIDEO: Trump Press Conference With Spanish PM

Trump will surely be grilled about the NFL, Puerto Rico, Trumpcare, and North Korea. But the Spanish prime minister’s presence will add a unique wrinkle to the press conference.

Bloomberg reports:

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will meet U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington Tuesday while his team back in Madrid attempts to turn the screws on a secessionist push in the nation’s largest economic region.

Spain’s premier will visit the White House five days before Catalonia’s regional government tries to open ballot stations for an illegal up-down vote on independence, in the biggest challenge to the country’s constitution in more than three decades. U.S. companies including Procter & Gamble and DowDuPont are among the largest foreign investors in Spain and have operations in Catalonia.

All the same, Spanish Defense Minister Maria Dolores de Cospedal said at a briefing in Washington that she’d been informed by her U.S. counterpart James Mattis on Sunday that the Trump administration backs her government’s handling of the Catalonia situation.

Rajoy has taken extraordinary measures to respond this month to the secessionist movement, including taking control of the regional government’s coffers. His administration also sent civil guards and national police to enforce judges’ orders to confiscate and arrest top activists and politicians organizing the vote.

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    Can watch. Sorry.

  • pipslvr

    Two assholes together

  • HZ81

    How long will you be able to last before shutting it down in embarrassment? If I make 1 minute, I will be surprised.

  • PickyPecker

    No can do. I’ve gotten to the point where I hate this man. I’ve never been a big hater. He has made me hate. I will not watch him nor listen to him if at all possible. It’s bad enough to have to read his senseless and childish statements and comments.
    I long for the day he is out of my life.

    • bzrd

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    • BJORN RAGNVALDR

      I agree, I neither watch nor listen to him at all. If the TV turns to him in any respect, I turn it off.

  • Rex

    Let the embarrassment begin.

  • Halou

    So the US government says it is standing behind the Spanish government, for better or worse. What are the odds Trump is going to personally side with the Catalans either in this press conference or in some other official capacity?

    • boatboy_srq

      The US govt is sending Spain thoughts and prayers as they struggle with the disasters in their colonies – what? Oh…

  • Lazycrockett

    I don’t know why they are called press conferences either refuses to say a word or he bitches out a couple of sentences and then sulks.

  • Do Something Nice

    Because this couldn’t have been done in a phone call. Or tweet.

  • Lazycrockett

    Think he will mention Puerto Rico?

    • Halou

      I’m hoping that Mr Rajoy mentions it before Trump does, as many of the people who live there can trace their ancestry to Spain and speak a variant of Spanish.

  • Tomcat

    Not on my tv or on my time. I have had it with his bully sessions (press conferences)

  • boatboy_srq

    Wait. Lord Dampnut is meeting with the SPANISH PM?

    What’s he doing? Offering to give PR back?

    • bzrd

      LOL

    • Gustav2

      Or calling him weak because of Catalonia.

      • Halou

        “Something something, I read it on RT/Sputnik.”

      • boatboy_srq

        Catalonia goes in sandwiches donchano.

  • bkmn

    I wouldn’t mind if the Spanish PM told him to suck his chorizo and walked out

  • Friday

    I dunno, meeting with Drumph may not be a very good way to try and stop people from seceding. 🙂

    • bambinoitaliano

      Both needed the distraction. Showing their supporters they are having important meetings in front of the media.

  • bambinoitaliano

    In the meantime a real President of the United State response to Puerto Rico.
    https://twitter.com/BarackObama/status/912724426709504000

    • PickyPecker

      And dRUMPf wasn’t invited. SAD! LOW ENERGY!

      • bzrd

        well, duh, he’s only the Resident Nazi

    • Halou

      Something I’ve noticed about these type of tweets. With what Obama says here and Hillary laying out a course of action she would have already taken if she were the president, actual ideas that people can understand and have faith in.
      Trump’s answer to disasters, idly claiming that “great things” are being done with only the barest of context and no explanation as to what is being done where and how. Almost as if there is actually nothing being done but words have to be said, therefore words. That and sell $40 hats with profits going to the supposed 2020 reelection fund, and have his trophy wife show off Ivanka brand fashion.

      • bambinoitaliano

        My issue with this is there are plenty of people doing great work looking after the nation to have this asshole claiming all the credits.

        • Halou

          That too. I’d be throwing out all the names so as many people as possible knew where to donate money.

      • Reality.Bites

        Not to suggest that it is, but IF, this was the most professional, organized and effective administration of all time, Trump still wouldn’t have a clue what they were doing or be able to write about it.

    • Ken M

      Any update on the $1 million from Trump?

      • JAKvirginia

        The check is in the mail. *wink*

  • Hank

    I would like to see @ 500,000 people from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands each, relocate to northern Florida, (where the populations are less), apply for assistance, housing and REGISTER to VOTE as Democrats to turn this state BLUE, at last, while their islands are being fixed!!! It would be perfectly legal!!!

    • Tulle Christensen

      As someone living in North Florida I would love to see this too

      • Hank

        Living in FTL, I would accept an increase in my taxes to support this… and to turn the State Houses Blue and prevent Skeleton from running for Senator!!! There are already a fair number of Puerto Ricans in the state, that I know of.

        Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses, yearning to breathe free!

        • Ken M

          Not to sound stereotypical in my thinking, but the theme park and hotel owners would be in heaven. Minimum wage or not, they would have all the workers they could possibly want, or need.

        • Tulle Christensen

          Yes because if the financial troubles in Puerto Rico, Orlando has had many from Puerto Rico move there over the last ten years

          • Hank

            Put 100,000 each in counties north or west of Orlando, Pasco County for example and watch the change!!!

  • bambinoitaliano

    I hope they collectively laugh at that leprechaun.
    https://twitter.com/abfrancois/status/912698655857143808

    • Gustav2

      They were barred from attending the speech…about free speech.

  • halfwaythere

    I have vodka and am ready to go!

  • Tulle Christensen

    Do you think Trump will offer to return Puerto Rico to Spain at the news conference?

    • boatboy_srq

      Yep.

      Either that or offer to help Spain with the recovery there.

    • JAKvirginia

      He’ll probably demand Spain help “their” people.

  • Ken M

    Of course he backs it. It’s not happening here, won’t directly effect him, and he has no f*cking clue what it is.

  • Halou

    Oh boy, here we go.

  • Harveyrabbit

    Slightly OT.. Just In.. We now know why tRump calls Kim Jong Un “Rocket man”.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/221abf1330dd8e8e958acef53e4f030e41f5feae7019fe15967351a815297358.jpg

    • halfwaythere

      My eyes!

    • Halou

      “Call me Fred Flintstone. I can make your bedrock”

    • JAKvirginia

      I doubt Donnie has a “pocket rocket”.

  • Halou

    “Doing great work in Puerto Rico.”
    Details, please.

  • JAKvirginia

    Don’t tell me…. Donnie opened with “Hola, Juan. Como esta usted?”

  • Gustav2

    I can read!

    • halfwaythere

      not well….

  • TimCA

    Trump: “The great nation of Spain, our most important Spanish American ally”
    s/

    • Ken M

      “Spain, yes, I have shoes from there.” ugh

      • Reality.Bites

        ¿Viva zapatos?

  • IAMBOWLINGGREEN

    hahaha…. reciprocal .. He thinks he just invented the word.

  • Halou

    “Reciprocal”, hasn’t been used much in the United States?

    What school did he flunk out of?

  • halfwaythere

    I can’t stop flipping off the tv, but I also can’t not watch. Dammit!

    • Hank

      Hit the mute button!!! I do that all the time, when Herr Drumpf speaks!!!

      • halfwaythere

        I’m embarrassingly fascinated by the whole thing.

  • Gustav2

    “We eventually got rid of Franco. Because you have elections, I don’t think the US will have to wait that long,”

  • IAMBOWLINGGREEN

    Rajoy doesn’t speak one word of English. And is hated now in Spain. After the chaotic way he handled the Catalonia referendum.

  • TimCA

    Maybe Rajoy can now dazzle us with a discourse given in Catalan? lol

  • Publius

    I bet President Trump thinks Spain is nestled somewhere in South America and that the PM is lisping because he’s gay.

  • Tawreos

    He’s going to ask him to pay for the wall isn’t he.

    • TimCA

      Trump will use the design specs for the walls that separate Ceuta and Melilla from Morocco. lol

  • Gustav2

    Yes, as an American I may disrespect the flag and the anthem. Ask Dead Scalia.

  • HZ81

    You disrespect the country, fuck face. Many BLACK people f died this year from cops, shit head.

  • Halou

    “I wasn’t preoccupied with the NFL”
    Twitter freakouts for five whole days?

  • IAMBOWLINGGREEN

    His manipulation of the reason the players protest is disgusting.

    • McM.

      People insert their own issue because they have no interest in discussing the real one.

  • Ken M
    • JAKvirginia

      Ooo… that second photo is making MY pride swell.

  • Halou

    FFS. We know where Puerto Rico is, you git.

  • HZ81

    Ugh, the poor mayor of Puerto Rico has to hear how great this horrible President is or he won’t get relief.

    • JAKvirginia

      Mayor?

      • HZ81

        i am almost certain he said Mayor earlier unless he was talking about a different mayor and I misheard.

        • JAKvirginia

          Oh… were you listening to Donnie? If so, that explains it. He never gets anything right.

          • HZ81

            yeah, I was live-snarking his bullshit at the time.

  • HZ81

    The NFL must force people to stand?

  • Halou

    “It is very important for the NFL to not allow people to kneel”

  • IAMBOWLINGGREEN

    Poor Rajoy.. He looks completely bemused.

  • HZ81

    Here’s where Trump displays his lack of knowledge on Spain.

    • JAKvirginia

      Spain? That’s right next to Por-chew-gal … right?

      • Ken M

        Yea Ray was heading to Catalina. OMG we’re doomed

  • PhillyProfessor

    Trump will be very, very angry if Rajoy doesn’t empty the trash cans on the way out. Or at least blow the leaf clippings from the driveway. Sad.

  • Lazycrockett
    • Gustav2

      I wish they had, it would have been a good GOTV for Dems.

  • Cackalaquiano

    Wonder if Trump will have tacos served, followed by a swing at a pinata and some mariachi. Seems about right for him.

  • IAMBOWLINGGREEN

    sabotage on the microphones

  • Lazycrockett

    “messssssssssssssssssssss.”

  • Gustav2

    The Gov of PR is being nice to get what he needs.

    • David Milley

      Reciprocity, Trump style.

  • Halou

    Will you send naval and air assets to aid in the recovery?

    “Tremendous reviews”

  • IAMBOWLINGGREEN

    Does he know any word other than ‘disaster’. Buy a dictionary, Dotard.

  • HZ81

    “They have to live.”

    WOw. Thanks, POTUS.

  • Halou

    This is a thing called the Atlantic ocean. How many hours ago did he learn that? The rest of us already know it.

    • HZ81

      Two hurricanes. TWO!!!

      • Halou

        I’m so glad the US president is there making sure I’m up to speed with my first grade math and geography. Where would I be without him.

  • HZ81

    You’re unloading alright. Bullshit and nothing but.

  • IAMBOWLINGGREEN

    Trump is for united Spain. But a divided Europe.

    • Lazycrockett

      He had no clue whats going on in Spain.

  • TimCA

    Trump: “My advice to my great comrade, President Rajoy, is to never let the players kneel during the next FC Barcelona vs. Real Madrid game” lol

    • Halou

      Is it respectful if Catalan separatists stand while burning the Spanish flag?

      • TimCA

        No, but as long as Trump is “president” of the United States, I might support them burning the American one. 🙁

  • Lazycrockett

    Well they made Chris come in early.

  • melllt

    OMG, why is this idiot still the President?

  • Ninja0980

    Congrats on setting Spain towards civil war again idiot.

  • yes b’y

    I decided to have a nap while this was on. I kept on waking up and yelling at the tv.

  • HappyDance904

    He has poor reading skills…

  • HappyDance904

    What are those black marks on Dump’s face??

  • netxtown

    I’m sure – beyond a shadow of a doubt – donnie will fuck this up with some dumbass quip or comment. He never fails….

  • Vira

    Two birds. One stone. Oh stone, where art thou?