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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

LOL! just LOL!
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I will always protect your Pre-Existing Conditions, the Dems will not!....
Trump the white knight of healthcare

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"Republicans are suing in 20 states that mandating insurance companies to provide pre-existing condition insurance coverage options is unconstitutional. Donald Trump’s administration is refusing to defend against these lawsuits putting coverage options at risk"
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"Republicans are suing in 20 states that mandating insurance companies to provide pre-existing condition insurance coverage options is unconstitutional. Donald Trump’s administration is refusing to defend against these lawsuits putting coverage options at risk"
SMH at your sourcing. Reality has a well known liberal bias.

(The whole speech is a classic.)
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Old 13.01.2020, 16:04
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President Trump authorized the killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani last summer if an American was killed as the result of increased Iranian aggression, NBC reported Monday, citing five current and former senior administration officials.

The report brings into question the Trump administration's justification for killing Soleimani in a drone strike earlier this month. Administration officials have claimed the killing of the top Iranian commander was necessary due to an imminent threat of attacks Soleimani was plotting.
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Usual chaos and confusion...
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Usual chaos and confusion...
What ever tales are told about the justification for the Soleimani killing, one thing is clear. Trump has lowered the bar significantly for future political assassinations.
If someone decides now to take a pot shot at Trump, I hope they have the patience to wait until Davos 2020 is safely over. Even better if he and the inevitable trailing entourage do not now come at all (due of course to the heightened security risk).
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Old 13.01.2020, 20:59
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What ever tales are told about the justification for the Soleimani killing, one thing is clear. Trump has lowered the bar significantly for future political assassinations.
If someone decides now to take a pot shot at Trump, I hope they have the patience to wait until Davos 2020 is safely over. Even better if he and the inevitable trailing entourage do not now come at all (due of course to the heightened security risk).
Another illiterate Trump tweet that was soon deleted, he also deleted two retweets today sourced from fake accounts.
"eminent" stat "imminent"

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Trump is now tweeting it does not matter if the attack was imminent or not which puts him on the wrong side of the law!
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Old 13.01.2020, 21:16
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Trump is now tweeting it does not matter if the attack was imminent or not which puts him on the wrong side of the law!
I can't believe that Mark Esper will stay long in his role as the US defense secretary.
He doesn't know what to say and what ever he does says is likely to be made to look ridiculous after a tweet or two from his chief.
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Trump is now tweeting it does not matter if the attack was imminent or not which puts him on the wrong side of the law!
What again?

Actually it isn’t himself being put on the wrong side of the law, it’s the USA that he is putting on the wrong side of the law.
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Another illiterate Trump tweet that was soon deleted, he also deleted two retweets today sourced from fake accounts.
"eminent" stat "imminent"
I guess he haven't heard of "immanent".. That would have confused him even more..
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

The irony is that through sheer luck, the actions of Trump may end-up destabilizing the Iranian regime more than they help it.
It would be an almost unbelievable development.

Trump's luck, of course, comes at the cost of the lives of the passengers of that Ukrainian jet.

But collateral damage was never really an issue for the US (unless it's an election year and it makes everybody look bad...)

Historically though, when leaders succeeded with irrational decisions against the advice of more experienced people, it often made them even more brazen and daring. The end was usually not pretty...
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Old 13.01.2020, 23:53
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I can't believe that Mark Esper will stay long in his role as the US defense secretary.
He doesn't know what to say and what ever he does says is likely to be made to look ridiculous after a tweet or two from his chief.
I agree I have the impression that he is not so happy in this role.

I doubt the Iranian regime will be destabilised, sadly! There have been a number of popular uprisings over the years but they always been battered down.

Trump is still claiming 95% support by Republicans.
Unlikely claim!
Seventeen percent of Republican voters support President Trump's impeachment and say he should be removed from office, according to a Hill-HarrisX poll released today
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Another illiterate Trump tweet that was soon deleted, he also deleted two retweets today sourced from fake accounts.
"eminent" stat "imminent"

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Trump is now tweeting it does not matter if the attack was imminent or not which puts him on the wrong side of the law!
How do you know about all these tweets of Trump that were deleted or when he retweets other people's stuff? Do you actually follow him on twitter all the time or it there some website where this stuff is listed?

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What again?

Actually it isn’t himself being put on the wrong side of the law, it’s the USA that he is putting on the wrong side of the law.
I personally have separated Trump from the rest of the USA a while ago.
Had I not .....
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I agree I have the impression that he is not so happy in this role.

That's ridiculous.
Did he wake up from a coma a day before he accepted the job? Or was he forced at gun-point?
How can you live in 2020 (or late 2019, whenever he was appointed) and not know what kind of circus you're signing up for as a cabinet member of the Trump presidency?


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I doubt the Iranian regime will be destabilised, sadly! There have been a number of popular uprisings over the years but they always been battered down.
True.

But this is the first time ever that they have admitted to have committed a mistake.
It looks like there's currently a lot of confusion about how to go on from here on the part of the Iranian government.
While people can be replaced, Soleimani was very important.
Plus, their whole strategy probably relied a lot on the assumption that the US would never risk an open confrontation.

The silly thing is that a "US-style" democracy is probably the last thing you wish upon somebody ;-)

From my cursory understanding of the Iranian constitution, there's lot's of good things there that were ruined by ultra-conservative, misogynistic nationalists that dreamed of (and are still dreaming of) wiping Israel from the face of the earth (also one of the main reasons why nobody is really keen on them having nukes).

The revolution of 1979 was also carried by young people (of which Iran still has plenty, in contrast to Europe...). The regime has long since lost that support due to it becoming the Islamic version of the Shah-regime it originally fought....
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How do you know about all these tweets of Trump that were deleted or when he retweets other people's stuff? Do you actually follow him on twitter all the time or it there some website where this stuff is listed?

I personally have separated Trump from the rest of the USA a while ago.
Had I not .....
Trump deleted tweets: https://factba.se/topic/deleted-tweets
Archive of all Trump tweets: http://www.trumptwitterarchive.com/
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Old 14.01.2020, 00:23
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That's ridiculous.
Did he wake up from a coma a day before he accepted the job? Or was he forced at gun-point?
How can you live in 2020 (or late 2019, whenever he was appointed) and not know what kind of circus you're signing up for as a cabinet member of the Trump presidency?

...........
People fool themselves that everything will be OK.

Esper is a registered Republican and had the short experience of doing the job as "acting" from June 24, 2019 to July 15, 2019 so maybe he thought he would have it easy!
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Trump Admin moving the goal posts again!

Attorney General William Barr: "I believe there was intelligence of imminent attack, but I do believe that concept of imminence is something of a red herring."

Without "imminence" then there is no reason for Trump's failure to inform Congress and get approval beforehand.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Trump signed Phase One of the new US/China trade agreement today. In a bit of a snub for Trump, the Chinese Premier Xi was not present but Trump was so keen to sign that he ignored this.

As of now, the detailed agreement has not been released, details that have been given make it look like a nothing burger.

Seems China has committed to buying an extra $32 billion of agricultural products over two years which is a lot less than the $50 billion per year promised by Trump. Nobody knows how this will work in practice!
Chinese traders buy the ag. products, not the Govt., how the Govt. will force these traders to buy is not defined. The traders got burnt last year by the retaliatory tariffs and had to find new non-US suppliers. They are likely to resist switching back to the US especially as unpredictable Trump could start up the whole mess again.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Trump is supposed to be staying in Marriott hotel in Zürich during WEF. I'm sure he won't be. Just a diversionary tactic from the dumb white house. And how does he get there? With the number 10 tram of course!
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Trump is supposed to be staying in Marriott hotel in Zürich during WEF. I'm sure he won't be. Just a diversionary tactic from the dumb white house. And how does he get there? With the number 10 tram of course!
One of the few places he won't be the only white elephant.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Strange that Trump will be in Davos during his impeachment trial?

Meanwhile, Parnas, the associate to the president’s personal attorney, has alleged the U.S. threatened to cut off all aid to Ukraine if it did not announce an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden.
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Strange that Trump will be in Davos during his impeachment trial?
Maybe he's planning on claiming asylum if it goes against him? No extradition agreement. Worked for Polanski.
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