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Is Trump being blamed for bad weather? Covid isn't enough?
Well some believe that the intensity of recent hurricanes is a result of global warming. (I actually read that on the BBC) So in one sense he should be blamed for the intensity of the storm rolling over Louisiana.
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so the judicial verdict was not voter fraud as you claim.
Still, it's a disaster. Same as NYC.

Clearly there's a problem (or very many, probably), and unless each and every one is resolved for the POTUS elections the riots so far may look like a walk in the park. Imagine the reaction if Biden/Harris lose, and incidentally a few swing states that end up voting Republican and collectively give Trump the majority have 20% rejection rate like NYC.
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1 person killed after Trump supporters, protesters clash in Portland

Sunday's shooting came after a caravan of vehicles stretching for miles entered downtown Portland, leading to fights, disturbances and collisions, police said. The caravan included hundreds of trucks with Trump supporters, according to reports.
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Trump tweeted a video of the caravan
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My guess is he will keep promoting this violence until it gets to a stage where he can declare a national emergency and cancel the election.
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...My guess is he will keep promoting this violence until it gets to a stage where he can declare a national emergency and cancel the election.
He can declare whatever he wants, the date of the election is set in law and can only be changed by Congress. Given that the House is controlled by Democrats and the Senate by Republicans, that's not going to happen.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53599363

https://constitutioncenter.org/blog/...ntial-election
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Old 31.08.2020, 07:57
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Isn’t the question really about if the military would intervene against Trump’s private militias? Homeland Security, FBI, CIA, (some) National Guards), Secret Service, white supremacists, etc.

In theory the military is supposed to keep out of domestic politics, and reports to the president, not Congress.
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Old 01.09.2020, 00:30
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Interesting times!

Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump‘s first national security adviser, was charged by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) with various cries.
He pleaded guilty twice and the only remaining step was for the judge to pass sentence.

Then, for possible dubious reasons, the DOJ told the judge they were droppig the charges.
Attorney General William Barr moved to drop the case altogether, citing improprieties by the FBI decision-makers who ordered the interview of Flynn. But Barr’s move prompted outrage among Justice Department veterans and Democrats, who accused Barr of acting to protect a political ally of the president.

The judge refused to accept this so the DOJ went to the appeals court and won.

The judge then asked for a full appeals court review and now the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, sitting en banc, voted 8-2 to reject Flynn's effort to dismiss the case immediately.

The court’s ruling Monday also rejected efforts by Flynn to remove District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan from the case over allegations of bias.

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What happens next? Who knows?

Whatever it has shown that Attorney General William Barr's move was at best doubtful.
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Theoretically that means Trump's tax returns could be handed over to the Manhattan prosecutors soon and before the federal appeals court hears his appeal.

Edt; Lawyers for President Donald Trump filed an emergency request Friday for a federal appeals court to put a subpoena for his financial documents and tax returns on hold until the higher court can weigh in on the matter.

The filing immediately followed a ruling by US District Judge Victor Marrero, who denied Trump's request to put his decision dismissing the lawsuit on hold.
Im not sure being found to break the law regarding the suspension of parliament hurt Boris Johnson's re-election bid. Admittedly against an extremely weak opponent its hard to be sure.

Trump can use it to tell his base - the swamp are out to get me. To make it seem more like an insurgent campaign again.
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Im not sure being found to break the law regarding the suspension of parliament hurt Boris Johnson's re-election bid. Admittedly against an extremely weak opponent its hard to be sure.

Trump can use it to tell his base - the swamp are out to get me. To make it seem more like an insurgent campaign again.
You are comparing a technical law violation with an allegedly criminal conspiracy? Does not work does it?

Meanwhile I am sure he will soon release his medical records to prove how false are the "fake media"
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Now they are trying to say that your favorite President, me, went to Walter Reed Medical Center, having suffered a series of mini-strokes.
Never happened to THIS candidate - FAKE NEWS.
Perhaps they are referring to another candidate from another Party!
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Is Trump being blamed for bad weather? Covid isn't enough?
Is he?
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Old 02.09.2020, 13:59
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

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The Justice Department is preparing to charge former Donald Trump inaugural fundraiser Elliot Broidy related to wrongful foreign lobbying allegations, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.
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Trump seems to have surrounded himself with criminals or criminally incompetent people. Both Clinton and Nixon had associates who were prosecuted but they had just one scandal each; Trump seems to have scandals in every direction

New polls this week show Trump still far behind Biden.

Protests in US cities seem to be fading away which will not help Trump. Reports are that daily demonstrators in Portland are down to one or two hundred people versus thousands at the start.
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Old 03.09.2020, 12:51
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

In April Trump tweeted
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President @realDonaldTrump is halting funding of the World Health Organization while a review is conducted to assess WHO's role in mismanaging the Coronavirus outbreak.
In July the US formally cancelled WHO membership.
The legal agreement is that the cancellation takes effect in one year and the WHO member must pay all current and outstanding fees up to the end of that year.

Now Trump wants to leave without paying anything which will put him in direct conflict with Congress who control the purse strings.

Likely it will finish up in the courts who may, or may not, decide to rule on it.
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In July the US formally cancelled WHO membership.
The legal agreement is that the cancellation takes effect in one year and the WHO member must pay all current and outstanding fees up to the end of that year.

Now Trump wants to leave without paying anything which will put him in direct conflict with Congress who control the purse strings.

Likely it will finish up in the courts who may, or may not, decide to rule on it.
Likely it will be dealt with by the following administration.
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Likely it will be dealt with by the following administration.
I wonder if/when the admin changes, how much of the first few month will be damage control for all the executive order that have been issued recently?
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

How long did Trump take trying to undo everything that Obama had achieved? I believe he is still working on it despite having both the house and senate for two of his four years.
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In a radio broadcast in North Carolina, Trump has urged voters to vote twice -- once by mail and again in person at a polling station, supposedly to test the system.

Voting twice in a presidential election is a criminal offence. Isn't soliciting a crime also a criminal offence? Sounds like grounds for impeachment to me...
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In a radio broadcast in North Carolina, Trump has urged voters to vote twice -- once by mail and again in person at a polling station, supposedly to test the system.

Voting twice in a presidential election is a criminal offence. Isn't soliciting a crime also a criminal offence? Sounds like grounds for impeachment to me...
Let's hope he takes his own advice and does both. Then he can go to jail for it.
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In a radio broadcast in North Carolina, Trump has urged voters to vote twice -- once by mail and again in person at a polling station, supposedly to test the system.

Voting twice in a presidential election is a criminal offence. Isn't soliciting a crime also a criminal offence? Sounds like grounds for impeachment to me...
Likely only Trump supporters would do this and face the risks of criminal prosecution and their vote declared invalid. Consequently it is OK for me
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I apologize if someone already mentioned this here, but I came across this in the news today...

Nearly 100 GOP, Independent officials launch group backing Biden
The coalition called "Republicans and Independents for Biden" launched Thursday.

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/100-..._live_hero_hed

"More Republicans, including several high-profile former governors, came out Thursday in favor of the Democratic nominee, Joe Biden.

He picked up the endorsement of a slate of nearly 100 current and former Republicans and Independent elected officials from across the country who announced they are joining efforts to back him over President Donald Trump.

In a press release Thursday morning, the newly-formed group deemed "Republicans and Independents for Biden" said its "sole mission" is to defeat Trump and help get Biden elected.

The coalition is led by former New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman, who has become one of the president's fiercest critics and was one of several Republicans to speak at the DNC last month.

The launch of Republicans and Independents for Biden comes as nearly 500 current and former GOP officials have gone public in opposing a second term for the president of their own party since the Republican National Convention."
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

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In a radio broadcast in North Carolina, Trump has urged voters to vote twice -- once by mail and again in person at a polling station, supposedly to test the system.

Voting twice in a presidential election is a criminal offence. Isn't soliciting a crime also a criminal offence? Sounds like grounds for impeachment to me...
He has now tweeted something similar causing twtter to label it "This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules about civic and election integrity"
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

He is so obviously just desperately trying to sabotage the election and the election system. He votes by mail but then does his best to try to hinder Americans' ability to do the same during a PANDEMIC. And now he's encouraging Americans to commit a crime by voting twice, just to intentionally try to mess up the voting system. But wait. I thought he was the president of "law and order."

At this rate, if he does lose the election, they're going to have to go in there, shoot him with a tranquilizer gun and drag him out of the White House.

I also saw in the news today that Trump is now threatening to withhold funding for states where protests have been happening. So he's going to try to punish everyone in liberal-run states for protests that the majority of them haven't even been a part of. I wonder how many votes he'll lose for that.

The guy is just increasingly losing his mind. He's like a modern-day Caligula. It's one Twitter Tantrum after another. And if it was a few hundred years ago, he'd be holding public be-headings of anyone who disagrees with him.
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