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The Donald Trump Thread
« on: February 01, 2017, 09:13:55 pm »
Did Donald Trump say something a bit off the wall today?  Probably.  This is the place.

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Re: The Donald Trump Thread
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2017, 09:14:36 pm »
In all honesty though, I think Trump could have done far worse when it came to picking a supreme court nominee.  It was the most normal thing he's done thus far.

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Re: The Donald Trump Thread
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2017, 09:36:54 pm »
He's put Iran on notice, and told the Mexican president that he'll send in the troops to take care of their 'bad hombres'.   What does being put on notice mean, anyway?   I can't imagine a leader saying "oh, Trump has put me on notice.  Guess I better go sit in the corner". 
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Re: The Donald Trump Thread
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2017, 09:38:19 pm »
Iran isn't going to get a gold star on its report card.

In all honesty, that, combined with Bannon's place on the National Security Council should be very concerning.
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Re: The Donald Trump Thread
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2017, 09:48:50 pm »
Today, Trump hung up on the Prime Minister of Australia.

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« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2017, 09:50:04 pm »
He's making friends around the world, has apparently ripped the Australian PM a new one.   http://globalnews.ca/news/3221634/donald-trump-phone-call-australia/?sf54054445=1
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Re: The Donald Trump Thread
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2017, 09:50:59 pm »
Off the wall today?

He threatened to send troops into Mexico to deal with the "bad hombres." So much for political sovereignty.

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Re: The Donald Trump Thread
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2017, 09:53:27 pm »
I'm more worried about bad omelettes when I'm in Mexico.

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Re: The Donald Trump Thread
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2017, 10:09:16 pm »
Did he actually hang up on Australia's PM today?

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Re: The Donald Trump Thread
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2017, 10:17:01 pm »
Yep, Trump is unable to hold a civil conversation with a centre right PM from an ally nation.

12 days in and time to consider the 25th amendment. 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twenty-fifth_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution
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Re: The Donald Trump Thread
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2017, 11:24:38 pm »
For those keeping score, I just saw a tweet - Donald Trump has in 12 days threatened action against 2 countries - Iran and Mexico.

They don't have to threaten to invade Australia.  Lucky for them, Obama left them 1500 (and growing) troops there.

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Re: The Donald Trump Thread
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2017, 01:52:34 am »
Yep, Trump is unable to hold a civil conversation with a centre right PM from an ally nation.

12 days in and time to consider the 25th amendment. 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twenty-fifth_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution

We both know that there is more to the story than trump blowing up and hanging up the phone.  What provoked him, what was Aussie pm's tone, etc. 

Then again part of me thinks it's trump making an example out of the Aussie pm to show adversaries whoever they may be that trump plays hardball.

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Re: The Donald Trump Thread
« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2017, 07:12:30 am »
Apparently Trump was tired. 

That this got leaked from the White House (again) shows that Trump doesn't really engender a lot of loyalty.

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Re: The Donald Trump Thread
« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2017, 08:41:43 am »
When the aussie PM stood up to the American bully the bully acted like a child.

No surprise there.

The man is unfit to be President.
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