133 Responses to “The Legitimate President Addresses The Nation”


  1. 1 vcprezofan2
    April 24, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    Thank you, Ms Nerdy! 🙂 I’m ready and waiting.

  2. 4 vcprezofan2
    April 24, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    😀 😀 The boss is already on stage and speaking!

  3. 5 Nerdy Wonka
    April 24, 2017 at 12:04 pm

  4. 13 Linda
    April 24, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    Already started…. woot.!

  5. 14 jacquelineoboomer
    April 24, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    Mornin’. Watchin’. ❤

  6. 16 whenpamelawandered
    April 24, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    My heart just began to breathe again, hearing his voice, seeing his energy ~ such a relief ❤️🙏🏻😂🎶🗝

  7. 17 jacquelineoboomer
    April 24, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    Listening to the President, I feel as though I’ve been on a desert for a long, long time, and some “nice guy” just handed me a cool drink.

    Ahhhh.

  8. 19 Linda
    April 24, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    cnn and msnbc are showing him ( for now ). I am sure they will both cut away for ” Breaking News ” if Trump burps .

  9. 20 hopefruit2
    April 24, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    Hello Nerdy & TOD! 🙂 🙂

    I’m so inspired…just seeing this man on my screen, and the engagement with the young people on the panel. This is Obama’s America…

  10. 21 Linda
    April 24, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    US State Department appoints Fox News anchor as spokeswoman

    Former Fox News anchor and correspondent Heather Nauert will be the new U.S. State Department spokeswoman, the State Department said in a statement on Monday.

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/04/us-state-department-appoints-fox-news-anchor-as-spokeswoman/?comments=disqus

    Big Sigh….

  11. 24 sherijr
    April 24, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    I guess I’ve missed most of it… but at least I get to hear some of our President. Thank you Nerdy 🙂

  12. 25 sherijr
    April 24, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    Crying 20 seconds into it.

  13. 26 Obama Grandmama
    April 24, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    “Worry less about what you want to be than what you want to do.” Just heard PBO say that in response to a student’s question concerning failure. Right away I thought of Hillary’s run.

  14. 27 vcprezofan2
    April 24, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    *That* was very, very refreshing, IMO! PBO & the group definitely added a spark to my day.

    Thanks for the listening company, folks.

    • 28 idon
      April 24, 2017 at 1:36 pm

      Yes. yes. Such a great discussion.

      • 29 vcprezofan2
        April 24, 2017 at 1:42 pm

        Indeed, Idon; a gently reminder (and contrast) to what is now available! As has always been the case, it certainly felt good listening to and watching our master politician interact with our future.

  15. 30 Nerdy Wonka
    April 24, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    • 31 CEB
      April 24, 2017 at 2:00 pm

      Thanks NW for the tweets. I missed it, but will record and view the 2nd showing on C-span tonight.

    • April 24, 2017 at 3:18 pm

      As usual, stellar tweets summarizing the event, Nerdy. Thanks!!!

      I also noticed how cautious and protective the SS was being with PBO. So glad to see how care being given to his well being.

    • 33 MadameSoph
      April 24, 2017 at 3:40 pm

      Nerdy! Thank you for all you do and especially the perfect title of this post! My thoughts exactly!

  16. 34 Judith Fardig
    April 24, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    Will re-watch tonight as I got interrupted. What a breath of fresh, invigorating air! Congratulations, VC, and XOXO to Nerdy and all TOD peeps.

  17. April 24, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    I love my POTUS. He brings me calm, heart, intelligent life.

  18. 37 globalcitizenlinda
    April 24, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    I really enjoyed seeing PBO’s face and listening to what he had to say. I definitely use this video, along with others of him talking to young people, in my country of birth, starting this summer. Yes, years ago, I decided to start a program of public service in FLOTUS & PBO’s honor. My focus is on youth in rural areas & marginalized communities so they can have a stronger voice advocating for themselves & participating more in leadership. Yes , I heard their saying about on voice making a difference .

    • 38 globalcitizenlinda
      April 24, 2017 at 2:01 pm

      Oops: One voice making a difference; note to self => calm down Linda & avoid errors because PBO is back

    • 39 CEB
      April 24, 2017 at 2:02 pm

      PBO and MO would be so proud of you and I am thankful for your work to make our world better through this type of engagement.

  19. 40 JER
    April 24, 2017 at 2:07 pm

  20. 42 jacquelineoboomer
    April 24, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    There once was a senator named Dickie Burr
    Who served in Washington, D.C., like a cur
    He was supposed to head an investigation
    Damned if he didn’t promise the nation
    Guess he got more Putin gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

  21. 50 JER
    April 24, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    In case you missed it:

    • 51 CEB
      April 24, 2017 at 2:42 pm

      Hugs and thanks, JER.

      • 52 Linda Perry
        April 24, 2017 at 3:09 pm

        Do not have a media… It is sad that the so called msm only report stuffs based on GOP/right wing talking points. DEMS should grow a pair and challenge the so called msm AND call out the Trumpie/kids/GOP for destroying this country….. WHERE IS THE MEDIA TO REPORT FACTS…….

  22. April 24, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    Leadership by intimidation…complete turn around from 8 years of leadership by inspiration.

  23. April 24, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    His eye is a shooting star,
    his spirit is lightning.
    (Mumon)

  24. 61 JER
    April 24, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    • 62 pkayden
      April 24, 2017 at 6:53 pm

      Still has that warm, genuine smile after all these years. Beautiful to see during these rough times.

  25. 63 JER
    April 24, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    • 64 0388jojothecat
      April 24, 2017 at 3:21 pm

      Uh oh…..are they going to start a war with NK? Running it by the full Senate to see what kind of resistance they will get if 45’s goons start something?

      • 65 99ts
        April 24, 2017 at 8:22 pm

        War is the only way the rump of a president can increase his ratings. I believe PBO told him NK would be his biggest issue – funny how PBO didn’t consider war as a solution but it’s the first thing this idjit of a person wants to do.

  26. April 24, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    so good to hear 44….man, he has been missed 😦

  27. April 24, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    Here we go again….

    • 68 pkayden
      April 24, 2017 at 6:45 pm

      Democrats need to make a huge stink about this. Republicans shouldn’t get away with covering up Trump’s Russian connections. We need more Maxine Waters-type Democrats to make a fuss about this scandal.

  28. April 24, 2017 at 3:29 pm

  29. April 24, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    Tip from President Obama: “Listening to understand rather than listening to respond.”

    It is my belief — a belief that is strengthened daily — that 45 does not the capacity to understand…and his responses make me question his ability to listen.

    I miss having a president who will listen and understand *before* he responds. Today I felt like, having traversed the desert, I had come to a much needed oasis where I could quench my soul.

  30. 71 ydavis00
    April 24, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    • 72 pkayden
      April 24, 2017 at 6:49 pm

      This country needs a mass, nation-wide march to protect healthcare from these evil Republicans. They understand anger.

  31. April 24, 2017 at 4:05 pm

  32. April 24, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    He’s hell bent on starting WWIII …. and that’ll be the last one on this planet …..

  33. April 24, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    How much longer will this be allowed to continue?!?!?!?!?

    • 78 Nena20409
      April 24, 2017 at 5:10 pm

      I don’t Believe them.
      #Liar45* is about Fleecing US & Profiting from We The People. A man who hardly pay taxes. A man who had 5 deferments during ‘Nam. A Man who cheated folks out of Millions. A man who went Bankrupt operating Casinos? Excuse, I don’t believe his LIES!

      • April 24, 2017 at 5:33 pm

        I don’t believe them either. Everything they do is to promote themselves and profit by virtue of their positions…at our expense.

        Of course they knew it was there. Probably gave the instructions to do it. Wonder what may be at other embassy sites.

      • 80 pkayden
        April 24, 2017 at 7:03 pm

        Right. Sure, Jan.

  34. April 24, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    Very much on a side note but is anyone reading or has read “Who thought this was a good idea?” by Alyssa Mastromonaco? I ordered it from the UK and took a bit to arrive but it´s wonderful and full of nice little charming anecdotes and a very cool fun kind of unabashed humour.

    • 82 mtmarilyn
      April 24, 2017 at 9:12 pm

      I just read it and was going to post about too. I loved it. Such great antidotes. I loved that she was responsible for getting a tampon machine in the West Wing women’s bath room. I first heard her on Pod Save America. I love the interaction of all these former White House guys.

      I listen to all my books now. Love listening as I am driving and doing House work.

  35. 84 57andfemale
    April 24, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    My beloved goddaughter (the surgeon) and her husband took their six year old son to the Science March in D.C. He was holding a sign, “I Love Science” that he made himself, which was twice as big as he is. How proud am I?

    • 85 FoxfireTX
      April 24, 2017 at 7:33 pm

      Very proud! I was thrilled that my 9 year old granddaughter marched with me. Got her the official shirt which instantly became a favorite and she too made her own sign which read “Future Doctor”. Right there with you on the pride scale:-)

  36. 87 Nena20409
    April 24, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    Hello TODbots.
    Thanks to NW, I feel like I have listened to Pres Obama…….I have not yet. I will do that later.
    YouTube has uploaded several Videos Pres Obama’s at the U of Chicago event.


    Congrats, VC on your furst Au ⭐

  37. April 24, 2017 at 4:26 pm

  38. 89 Nena20409
    April 24, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    I did hear that Fox was 1st to leave for #liar45*

  39. April 24, 2017 at 4:36 pm

  40. April 24, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW 4/21/17
    New Trump hire resurrects corruption questions
    Rachel Maddow revisits the questions that surrounded a Donald Trump Foundation donation to the campaign of Florida A.G. Pam Bondi coinciding with her decision not to join a lawsuit against Trump University, now that a top lawyer for Bondi, Carlos Muniz, has joined the Trump administration.

  41. April 24, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW 4/21/17
    Trump real estate a potential means to pay money to a president
    Rachel Maddow highlights the investigative journalism done by USA Today in tracking down every property owned by Donald Trump’s companies, the sales of which pose a potential conflict because the profits would go to Trump as president of the United States.

  42. April 24, 2017 at 4:39 pm

    THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW 4/21/17
    Trump real estate an opening to do a deal with US president
    Steve Reilly, investigative reporter for USA Today, talks with Rachel Maddow about the legwork he and his colleagues did to catalog the real estate holdings of Donald Trump’s companies, exposing an unprecedented means of conveying money directly to a U.S. president.

  43. 94 JER
    April 24, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    Time out from the first 100 days series. From 2010. Stay tuned.

    A post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on

  44. 95 Nena20409
    April 24, 2017 at 4:50 pm

  45. 97 JER
    April 24, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    First 100 days. With Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. 1/23/2009

    A post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on

    • 99 Sandy1110
      April 24, 2017 at 7:17 pm

      I always wanted someone to disprove all the ugly criticisms of PBO.

      I just didn’t realize it would turn out to be Pete Souza, the best documentarian of all!

  46. 100 Nena20409
    April 24, 2017 at 4:52 pm

  47. 102 Nena20409
    April 24, 2017 at 5:02 pm

  48. 103 Nena20409
    April 24, 2017 at 5:20 pm

  49. 105 susanne
    April 24, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    Re the Senate investigation into DT and the Russians– talk about foot dragging.

    ‘ More than three months after the committee announced that it had agreed on the scope of the investigation, the panel has not begun substantially investigating possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, three individuals with ties to the committee told The Daily Beast.
    The investigation does not have a single staffer dedicated to it full-time, and those staff members working on it part-time do not have significant investigative experience. ‘

    Senate Trump-Russia Probe Has No Full-Time Staff, No Key Witnesses http://thebea.st/2p7mWPY via @thedailybeast

  50. 106 Nena20409
    April 24, 2017 at 5:40 pm

  51. 107 Nena20409
    April 24, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    • 108 susanne
      April 24, 2017 at 6:33 pm

      and the FBI is only popular because we think/hope they will uncover 45’s crimes and get him booted out of office

  52. April 24, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    Really frightening…..

  53. April 24, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    Appears that 45 was hoping that some last minute photo ops would help downplay “disastrous” 100 days…

    • 111 0388jojothecat
      April 24, 2017 at 6:13 pm

      Then they ALL should NOT show up!….That is the DEMS should not show up or walk out if they start taking pictures.

    • 112 99ts
      April 24, 2017 at 8:40 pm

      From the politico article on SCOTUS

      “A Trump aide said Monday that the dinner was put off due to scheduling issues during this busy week where officials are going all-out to mark the president’s accomplishments in his first 100 days in office.”

      Hahahahahaha – would take 1 official, 1 minute to investigate, evaluate and announce those accomplisments.

      And on the same tack – Is anyone keeping count of how many executive decisions are being implemented – seem to remember attacks on PBO about same.

  54. 113 pkayden
    April 24, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    So good to see President Obama making speeches again. Now this is what an intelligent man sounds like. Listen up, “I have the best words” Trump.

  55. April 24, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    Castro faces tough decision as Senate announcement nears

    SAN ANTONIO — After U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro wrapped up speaking here Wednesday, completing the latest stop on his statewide tour ahead of a potential Senate run, one man in the crowd turned to another and voiced some ambivalence.

    “I don’t know if he should do it,” the man said, alluding to what would be an uphill battle against U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. “He’s got a good thing going.”

    It’s the question hanging over the San Antonio Democrat as he nears an announcement on his plans for 2018: Is it worth giving up his seat in Congress, where he has had a steadily growing profile, for a long-shot challenge of Cruz, particularly when another Democrat, U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke of El Paso, is already running?

    https://www.texastribune.org/2017/04/22/castro-faces-tough-decision-senate-announcement-nears/

    Pros and cons in the article………

  56. April 24, 2017 at 6:48 pm

  57. April 24, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    Yeah, whatever…

  58. April 24, 2017 at 7:55 pm

  59. April 24, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    • 121 jacquelineoboomer
      April 24, 2017 at 8:23 pm

      Yes, this is now “breaking” news on the teevee, too. Thank goodness nobody in the so-called administration or in the GOP Congress is ever actually ready to do any of this stuff, so a nice postponement always works for them.

    • 122 No Child Left Behind
      April 24, 2017 at 8:25 pm

      Tic-tac, tic-tac, Mexico will pay for the Huge Wall of Agent Orange.

      • April 24, 2017 at 8:32 pm

        Yeah, 45 was supposedly holding ACA hostage to get funding for the wall. Democrats were supposed to be crawling to him and begging for whatever crumbs he deigned to give.

        I guess someone convinced him that it would be better to *postpone* the wall than risk a government shutdown.

        Of course, it depends on the last person in the room with 45.

        Tomorrow, the pendulum may swing the other way.

    • April 24, 2017 at 8:50 pm

      Trump do not suppose to be fighting Americans to pay for the wall, he suppose to make Mexico pay for that wall.

  60. 125 JER
    April 24, 2017 at 8:26 pm

  61. 126 jacquelineoboomer
    April 24, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    Malcolm Nance, keeping it real – with his nerves of steel, I imagine.

  62. April 24, 2017 at 8:54 pm


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