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Colbert is killing it lately...

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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

The monthly U.S. trade deficit in goods hit a record high in August, despite President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign promises to reduce it dramatically by negotiating new trade deals like the "phase one" China deal and getting tough on unfair foreign trade practices.

The overall trade deficit was $67.1 billion, (including services trade) with the rest of world — the highest since 2006.
The deficit for U.S. goods trade by itself was $83.9 billion, the highest ever recorded.

Meanwhile, Facebook has removed a Trump post and Twitter labelled the same one that claims COVID is no worse than flu.
He is really a clown claiming his inner strength was the reason for his COVID recovery after having world-class medical treatment and access to a, unique for him, drug cocktail
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He's such a textbook narcissist -- distorting the narrative on everything to try to make himself look better than he is. If he does lose the election, I'm sure he will blame it on the virus rather than on his own behavior and mishandling of the pandemic.

"One of the most important tools in a narcissist’s toolbox is the ability to control the narrative. Manipulation is a key trait of individuals with controlling personalities. Call it gaslighting, whitewashing, or rewriting the script: The crux of the matter is the manipulator’s desire to control the narrative and either be the hero or the victim."
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/b...-the-narrative


It's just truly mind-blowing that some people are unable to recognize his bull___ for being the bull___ that it is. But maybe it relates back to narcissism being embedded in American culture. To someone who is already narcissistic, narcissism is just normal behavior, I guess.
There is a book written by two PhDs in psychology, titled "The Narcissism Epidemic," which I recently ordered but haven't received yet. It discusses how society is becoming increasingly narcissistic and how how people are worshiping self-obsessed celebrities, etc. It seems that people are losing the ability to recognize narcissism for what it is, because it's becoming the "norm." And I think this might be the case with people who are unable to recognize it in Trump. They somehow perceive it as being something positive when in truth, it's a mental disorder.
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Pity we all can’t have world-class medical care at home 24/7, all paid by (other) taxpayers.
I doubt that potus's medical care is different than other presidents'.
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I doubt that potus's medical care is different than other presidents'.
I somehow doubt that Simoneta’s care would be any different than the average Swiss resident’s.

I don’t think the same can be said of Trump’s.
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You know the feeling when your holidays are coming to an end so you try and eke out as much time and value on the beach as possible and abuse the hotel buffet, knowing you'll probably never be back? I think this is how Trump feels about the whitehouse.
Why? He's got four more years and change!

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I doubt that potus's medical care is different than other presidents'.
No one has said that Trump's medical care is different from what other presidents would have received. What they're saying is that Trump received medications that the overwhelming majority of people with COVID do not receive. So for him to have that kind of treatment and then to exclaim that he beat COVID and therefore it's something that other people shouldn't worry about is like a cancer patient who beat cancer with chemo telling someone who doesn't have access to chemo that their cancer is something they shouldn't worry about.

Get it?
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Why? He's got four more years and change!

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Change his...hairdo?

Or the folks who tweet for him in his Twitter account?
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No one has said that Trump's medical care is different from what other presidents would have received. What they're saying is that Trump received medications that the overwhelming majority of people with COVID do not receive. So for him to have that kind of treatment and then to exclaim that he beat COVID and therefore it's something that other people shouldn't worry about is like a cancer patient who beat cancer with chemo telling someone who doesn't have access to chemo that their cancer is something they shouldn't worry about.

Get it?

Compare it to BoJo. Either Covid can be treated much better now or Trump had more luck than Bojo.
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Compare it to BoJo. Either Covid can be treated much better now or Trump had more luck than Bojo.
Could be a different strain.
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Compare it to BoJo. Either Covid can be treated much better now or Trump had more luck than Bojo.
He ain’t out of the woods yet. Bets are on that he’ll be back in the hospital by Friday night, Washington DC time.
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I feel sorry for everyone who works in the White House (the cooks, cleaning people, etc.), having to work there with him refusing to wear a mask.
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I feel sorry for everyone who works in the White House (the cooks, cleaning people, etc.), having to work there with him refusing to wear a mask.
4,000 people work in the White House. Quite a pressure cooker, there.
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Stocks dropped sharply Tuesday after President Trump announced an end to negotiations over another coronavirus relief bill until after the election.

All three major stock indexes lost solid gains from earlier in the day and fell into negative territory after Trump said in a series of tweets that White House aides will no longer discuss a fiscal support deal with Democrats, dashing hopes of a breakthrough before Election Day.
Maybe they should try to stop him tweeting while he is full of euphoria-inducing steroids?

The irony is in his tweet ending these negotiations he wrote " The Stock Market is at record levels".

President Donald Trump is no longer winning on his signature issue: the economy. In a CNN poll released Tuesday, Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden were tied among registered voters at 49% apiece on the question of who would handle the economy better. Among likely voters, Biden gets 50%, compared with 48% for Trump, a statistical dead heat.
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So you now have all these people in the US who aren't receiving proper financial assistance after losing their jobs, because the GOP-Senate is refusing to pass the House's bills to give them that assistance. AND to top it off, Trump is now telling people to not worry about getting the virus. And meanwhile, roughly 30 million Americans don't even have health insurance; and even for those who do, many can't easily afford it.

One can't help but wonder how many people who were Republicans a year ago have now switched sides. I think Trump has repeatedly proven that there can be a very fine line between being optimistic and being delusional.

WAKE UP, America.
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Well, Trump's steroids appear to be kicking in. He is giving a big "F you' to the American people by refusing to engage in discussions with the House about stimulus checks until after the election... basically trying to hold Americans hostage and using the need for stimulus aid as a means to try to punish Democratic-run states. And of course, the last thing he wants is for the Democrats to be able to take any credit for getting stimulus packages out to the American people so they can pay their rent.

Trump abruptly scraps stimulus talks, punting on economic relief until after Election Day
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trum..._live_hero_hed

One thing I noticed in this photo is that it appears as though Trump's thumbs are pointing inward, toward himself. They certainly might as well be. This presidency has been all about Trump's love of power and his hatred for the left. It has nothing to do with "making America great again."

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Compare it to BoJo. Either Covid can be treated much better now or Trump had more luck than Bojo.
I think bojo stayed home longer. Trump was hospitalized earlier in the course of his illness, and they gave him monoclonal antibodies, remdesivir and steroids. I don’t know what bojo received and when.

Trump has about 20 years on bojo, but maybe his docs acted faster.

At any rate, the next few days are most critical as that’s when people often crash.
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I think bojo stayed home longer. Trump was hospitalized earlier in the course of his illness, and they gave him monoclonal antibodies, remdesivir and steroids. I don’t know what bojo received and when.

Trump has about 20 years on bojo, but maybe his docs acted faster.

At any rate, the next few days are most critical as that’s when people often crash.
Plus none of those 3 existed as Covid treatments then.
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Well, Trump's steroids appear to be kicking in. He is giving a big "F you' to the American people by refusing to engage in discussions with the House about stimulus checks until after the election... basically trying to hold Americans hostage and using the need for stimulus aid as a means to try to punish Democratic-run states. And of course, the last thing he wants is for the Democrats to be able to take any credit for getting stimulus packages out to the American people so they can pay their rent.

Trump abruptly scraps stimulus talks, punting on economic relief until after Election Day
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trum..._live_hero_hed

One thing I noticed in this photo is that it appears as though Trump's thumbs are pointing inward, toward himself. They certainly might as well be. This presidency has been all about Trump's love of power and his hatred for the left. It has nothing to do with "making America great again."
He probably exceeded his authority by scrapping the stimulus talks? He could say he would not sign the final bill but if the Senate could scrape together enough votes then they could override him. I did not see any media comments about this.
It was a strange move. Usually in such negotiations, each side blames the other for failing to reach an agreement but flat out cancelling is poor optics.
Claiming the Democrats were just playing “games” is labelling the GOP as poor negotiators

Meanwhile in the White House top adviser Stephen Miller tested positive as did a third aide to Kayleigh McEnany; rumoured to be more cases....

Trump continues to trample on the health and wellbeing of his citizens in his race to reelection
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Trump continues vainly to try to turn the discussion away from COVID-19 to himself and his impeachment.
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