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Don't bite the hand that feeds you.
The US is almost 80 million in arrears to the WHO. Don’t you mean don’t bite the hands of the deadbeats that refuse to pay their bills?

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The US is almost 80 million in arrears to the WHO. Don’t you mean don’t bite the hands of the deadbeats that refuse to pay their bills?
Still by far the biggest contributor - or at least they were!
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...Trump looks and behaves like a much older person imho, one that has some age related issues. Of course, he could be mentally ill too and for a long time at that, probably he is. I didn't watch a lot of Trump material from this angle. I thought he's coming across as an entertainer tbh. A potentially dangerous one. A populist. A very strident one.
Up until this whole coronavirus mess he seemed to be aging okay, probably because he lived a life of leisure. Now he's got a real crisis on his hands that he can't control with a tweet and no matter who he fires he can't stop the virus and he can't control governors. I bet he's losing some sleep, not because he worries about the people but he worries about his ratings.

This is a long article, but it's worth the time to read. Some very interesting insights in there.
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine...rnment/606793/

If Trump isn't aging well, Biden isn't either. Trump gets fired up for a fight and Biden really does seem sleepy. I'm not sure the debates are going to go well for Biden because reasonable vs crazy just doesn't work.

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... just thinking that after this pandemic and an inevitable recession a second mandate of Trump is exactly what we needed..
Why is a second mandate of Trump exactly what is needed?
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Up until this whole coronavirus mess he seemed to be aging okay, probably because he lived a life of leisure. Now he's got a real crisis on his hands that he can't control with a tweet and no matter who he fires he can't stop the virus and he can't control governors. I bet he's losing some sleep, not because he worries about the people but he worries about his ratings.

This is a long article, but it's worth the time to read. Some very interesting insights in there.
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine...rnment/606793/

If Trump isn't aging well, Biden isn't either. Trump gets fired up for a fight and Biden really does seem sleepy. I'm not sure the debates are going to go well for Biden because reasonable vs crazy just doesn't work.



Why is a second mandate of Trump exactly what is needed?
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Why is a second mandate of Trump exactly what is needed?
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Sarcasm got lost again
There are those who think Trump should have a second term so even his fans can see what a disaster he's been for the reputation of the country, etc. and how complicit the Rs have been in all of it. Then some hero Democrat will come in and clean it up in 2024 if Ivanka hasn't been crowned queen by then. Or something like that.
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There are those who think Trump should have a second term so even his fans can see what a disaster he's been for the reputation of the country, etc. and how complicit the Rs have been in all of it. Then some hero Democrat will come in and clean it up in 2024 if Ivanka hasn't been crowned queen by then. Or something like that.
Some hero Democrat was meant to come in 2020 but instead they provided Joe Biden.
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Stay at home - unless you're a Trump of course.

"The White House has defended Ivanka Trump's personal trip to New Jersey last week even as federal guidelines advise Americans to remain at home.

The president's eldest daughter and her family travelled from Washington DC to the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster to celebrate Passover.

"Her travel was not commercial," the White House said. "She chose to spend a holiday in private with her family.""

"Shortly ahead of her trip, Ms Trump, who is a senior adviser to the president, had told her Twitter followers: "Those lucky enough to be in a position to stay at home, please, please do so."

The day before Passover, 7 April, she also shared a tweet by New Jersey's Governor Phil Murphy that asked residents to celebrate health workers by "by staying home for them"."

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-52317673
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Why is a second mandate of Trump exactly what is needed?
I was sarcastic. Well, trying to be but the sarcasm got lost in the air apparently.

I agree with you about Trump and the privileges he's set for his family. It seems like a cruel joke now, but maybe Ivanka will be the next president of the USA. Kidding.

Actually, nothing can surprise me anymore.

I don't really believe in providential statesmen/women so I don't believe some hero who can magically fix all the problems will emerge from this situation in 2024. Neither Dem nor Rep, if they had better candidates we could have seen them by now. The political climate will keep degrading I think. The collective efforts should aim to keep all the state institutions independent and working.

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I was sarcastic. Well, trying to be but the sarcasm got lost in the air apparently.

I agree with you about Trump and the privileges he's set for his family. It seems like a cruel joke now, but maybe Ivanka will be the next president of the USA. Kidding.

Actually, nothing can surprise me anymore.

I don't really believe in providential statesmen/women so I don't believe some hero who can magically fix all the problems will emerge from this situation in 2024. Neither Dem nor Rep, if they had better candidates we could have seen them by now. The political climate will keep degrading I think. The collective efforts should aim to keep all the state institutions independent and working.
I agree, the US is like a broken clock but not even correct twice a day.
There is a huge & nasty divide between the two major parties which Trump foments almost daily, for example, yesterday
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For the Government to work well there needs to be a degree of bipartisan goodwill and working together which is not happening.
Citizens need to have confidence in the arms of Government but Trump has destroyed faith in the DOJ and the FBI and is working on doing the same to the Inspector Generals.

The only way the US will work moving forward is if the President and both Houses of Congress are in the same party.
If Trump would not be reelected he will still have his base and his tweets so will continue to be a major malign influence.
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I agree, the US is like a broken clock but not even correct twice a day.
There is a huge & nasty divide between the two major parties which Trump foments almost daily..
I find this idea quite interesting. I do not think the US or as you call it a broken clock needs Trump to divide. It has been for quite a while. To blame one person and again spend pages here on analysis of his mental health will not seal the divide that has started long before he showed up.
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I find this idea quite interesting. I do not think the US or as you call it a broken clock needs Trump to divide. It has been for quite a while. To blame one person and again spend pages here on analysis of his mental health will not seal the divide that has started long before he showed up.
I do not believe anybody here posted that Trump started the divide?

For example, I posted "divide between the two major parties which Trump foments"

Definition of foment. : to promote the growth or development of.....

Please do not attempt to inhibit us sharing our different opinions of Trump's mental health here.
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I do not believe anybody here posted that Trump started the divide?

For example, I posted "divide between the two major parties which Trump foments"

Definition of foment. : to promote the growth or development of.....

Please do not attempt to inhibit us sharing our different opinions of Trump's mental health here.
I am flattered that you attribute that much power to my opinions, but an opinion is an opinion.

A lot of people seem to think that the analysis of president's mental health will bring progress, help the divide of extremely polarized political society or help with the ailments that are currently present there, it seems. People will opine on it, though. You take a lot of space in the thread so leave some for other opinions, I think you can do that.

Trump's term is either gone shortly or after another stint. I wouldn't give him so much potency...all the micro attention he's revelling in now by everyone centered on every microstep of his. It is like he's playing catch. He certainly keeps you very busy. There are other issues I'd like to know your opinion on, not just this single one.

It is close to other cults, Putin, etc. I feel that this vast attention to potus diminishes the work/impact of others. I also think that it is unfair.
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You take a lot of space in the thread so leave some for other opinions, I think you can do that.
You're simply not in a position to tell anybody how much they may post. Being a mod doesn't change that one single bit.
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...The only way the US will work moving forward is if the President and both Houses of Congress are in the same party.
If Trump would not be reelected he will still have his base and his tweets so will continue to be a major malign influence.
Even that's been pretty divisive in recent years, if we're honest. Obama had the presidency and both houses of Congress in the first two years of his first term. Trump had the presidency and both houses in his first 2 years as well. Each party spent some time passing pet legislation, much to the dismay of the other party.

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I find this idea quite interesting. I do not think the US or as you call it a broken clock needs Trump to divide. It has been for quite a while. To blame one person and again spend pages here on analysis of his mental health will not seal the divide that has started long before he showed up.
I agree the divide has been there pretty much since Reagan's days, where he won largely by saying how broken America was and how he could fix it. It's only gotten worse since then, with each party moving further from the center. Trump didn't start it, but he's done nothing to heal it.
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No-one can knock Trump's entertainment value though.
This week he's been on a roll.

He has done everything, everything, in his power, to not get re-elected.
Let's see how it plays out.
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No-one can knock Trump's entertainment value though.
This week he's been on a roll.

He has done everything, everything, in his power, to not get re-elected.
Let's see how it plays out.
You made me laugh...You are so right, too.
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I am flattered that you attribute that much power to my opinions, but an opinion is an opinion.

A lot of people seem to think that the analysis of president's mental health will bring progress, help the divide of extremely polarized political society or help with the ailments that are currently present there, it seems. People will opine on it, though. You take a lot of space in the thread so leave some for other opinions, I think you can do that.

Trump's term is either gone shortly or after another stint. I wouldn't give him so much potency...all the micro attention he's revelling in now by everyone centered on every microstep of his. It is like he's playing catch. He certainly keeps you very busy. There are other issues I'd like to know your opinion on, not just this single one.

It is close to other cults, Putin, etc. I feel that this vast attention to potus diminishes the work/impact of others. I also think that it is unfair.
"You take a lot of space in the thread so leave some for other opinions, I think you can do that." Do you claim space is somehow shared and rationed in a thread, that is new? What exactly do you want from me?

Meanwhile, Trump has reversed his position on "the national opening" and has not tried to remove State Governor's rights to decide when to lift restrictions, a good pragmatic announcement.
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Even that's been pretty divisive in recent years, if we're honest. Obama had the presidency and both houses of Congress in the first two years of his first term. Trump had the presidency and both houses in his first 2 years as well. Each party spent some time passing pet legislation, much to the dismay of the other party.



I agree the divide has been there pretty much since Reagan's days, where he won largely by saying how broken America was and how he could fix it. It's only gotten worse since then, with each party moving further from the center. Trump didn't start it, but he's done nothing to heal it.
I think he can't, tbh. It is up to people and not him.

I think he doesn't have patience but whether that counts for all these mental diseases people keep listing
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No-one can knock Trump's entertainment value though.
This week he's been on a roll.

He has done everything, everything, in his power, to not get re-elected.
Let's see how it plays out.
He did everything, everything in his power not to get elected in the first place but there was Hillary. Here we are...
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