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Re: The Donald Trump Thread
« Reply #360 on: May 19, 2017, 02:36:09 pm »
Apparently, the investigation has now turned to a very close current aide to Donald Trump.  it's also reported that Trump told the Russians that getting rid of the nut job FBI director eased a great pressure.  The White House does not dispute this account.  Things are moving very quickly.

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Re: The Donald Trump Thread
« Reply #361 on: May 19, 2017, 05:19:25 pm »
Does.the States have extradition agreement with Saudi Arabia?   

Just kidding, I don't think he can be arrested can he?
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Re: The Donald Trump Thread
« Reply #362 on: May 23, 2017, 11:16:30 am »
Apparently, the investigation has now turned to a very close current aide to Donald Trump. 
I think the 'person of interest' is Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner.

Kushner, who seems to be given every job possible in the white house (including redesigning government, arranging visits by foreign leaders, bringing peace to the middle east), despite the fact that:
- His education is suspect (he was a poor high school student and might have only gotten into Harvard thanks to bribes from his parents)
- His business qualifications may be just as bad as Trump's, with him paying millions more for a property on Fifth Ave. New York than it was worth. (Possibly resulting in Kushner talking to Russian banks to help keep the business afloat.)

However, he does make good Subway sandwiches. (Or is that the other Jared?)

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/jared-kushner-russia-investigation-trump-song-in-law-probe-person-interest-a7745916.html

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it's also reported that Trump told the Russians that getting rid of the nut job FBI director eased a great pressure.  The White House does not dispute this account.
He also asked other people in the intelligence committee to help end the investigation into the Trump-Russian ties.

http://www.npr.org/2017/05/22/529586885/report-trump-asked-intel-heads-to-push-back-on-fbi-russia-probe

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Re: The Donald Trump Thread
« Reply #363 on: May 23, 2017, 06:34:30 pm »
But he visited the wall - that's something, right?  Right?

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Re: The Donald Trump Thread
« Reply #364 on: May 23, 2017, 07:59:06 pm »
But he visited the wall - that's something, right?  Right?

He did, and I have to wonder as to the contents of his prayer there. "Please don't let Comey agree to testify, especially in open court, please don't let Flynn take the fifth, and Puhlease don't let Brennan tell on me". I reckon that's all he had time for.
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Re: The Donald Trump Thread
« Reply #365 on: May 24, 2017, 10:36:55 am »
He did, and I have to wonder as to the contents of his prayer there. "Please don't let Comey agree to testify, especially in open court, please don't let Flynn take the fifth, and Puhlease don't let Brennan tell on me". I reckon that's all he had time for.
Flynn taking the fifth is an embarrassing (given previous comments by Trump about how "pleading the fifth means you're guilty"), but I think it would probably be worse for Trump if Flynn actually did talk. "Yeah, I colluded with the Russians. And told Trump about it. He said 'good work'."

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Re: The Donald Trump Thread
« Reply #366 on: May 24, 2017, 09:24:34 pm »
It appears that Trump supporters honestly don't give a shit about anything their big orange hero does, and will say anything to make excuses for him, even if it directly contradicts the stuff he said during the campaign.

Hillary was a giant hypocrite for claiming to be a feminist while accepting charitable contributions from countries where women are treated like slaves. But now that Ivanka is accepting charitable contributions from countries where women are treated like slaves, she's a big hero who women should applaud.

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Re: The Donald Trump Thread
« Reply #367 on: May 25, 2017, 08:23:38 am »
The UK has stopped sharing police intelligence about the Manchester bombing with the US after leaks.  I'm not sure whose fault it is, but as they say, it stops at the top.

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Re: The Donald Trump Thread
« Reply #368 on: May 25, 2017, 08:36:36 am »
I don't see how you can blame that one on Trump...

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Re: The Donald Trump Thread
« Reply #369 on: May 25, 2017, 10:45:47 am »
I don't see how you can blame that one on Trump...
"I love Wikileaks"
- Donald Trump

But, Trump has definitely run a very loose ship.... His own security breaches don't set a very good example for others in the government, and he has been very foolish in 1) firing many in the government who didn't need to be fired, 2) leaving many positions vacant, or filling them with people who are not competent, and 3) insulting many in the law enforcement/intelligence community. When you do those sorts of things, the chance of problems like this happening probably increases.

OK, its possible that the leak had nothing to do with Trump. Its possible that it might have happened even if Hillary had become president. However, if that is true, I certainly have some feelings of schadenfreude (a german word meaning "pleasure in the misfortune of others"). After years of Trump, other republicans and their supporters pinning anything and everything on Obama or Hillary (regardless of how untrue the accusations were), seeing Trump get blamed for things that may not be his fault seems like rather fair turnabout.

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Re: The Donald Trump Thread
« Reply #370 on: May 25, 2017, 09:57:34 pm »
I don't see how you can blame that one on Trump...

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How about today, when he pushed the leader of NATOs newest country out of the way so he could be in the front row for the family photo?  Can I blame him for that?

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Re: The Donald Trump Thread
« Reply #371 on: May 26, 2017, 09:21:03 am »
Well, ok. I'll give you that one.

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Re: The Donald Trump Thread
« Reply #372 on: May 26, 2017, 10:40:07 am »
How about today, when he pushed the leader of NATOs newest country out of the way so he could be in the front row for the family photo?  Can I blame him for that?

Having been pushed around by a couple of school yard bully's in my day, the image you speak of made me shudder, and so completely confirmed my hunch about his true character. Recall his "candid" conversation about what you can do to women when you're "a star"? Pardon me while I go and spit!
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Re: The Donald Trump Thread
« Reply #373 on: May 26, 2017, 01:54:05 pm »
I was so mad when I saw that clip.  The way he stood there arrogantly fixing his coat after and pouting.  Grrr, he's so classless.

Did anyone catch the Macron swerve today?  He's walking toward Trump and near the end Trump puts both palms out to greet him and Macron swerves away toward Merkel and hugs her and shook a bunch of other hands before acknowledging Trump.  Then they got into hand shake wrestle number two.

I'm loving Macron's style.  He's the one who tweeted the video too, haha.  Loved it.

If Trudeau wasn't so scared of Trump, I bet he'd be similar.   

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Re: The Donald Trump Thread
« Reply #374 on: May 26, 2017, 08:38:59 pm »
He is a little, graceless man.