Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Off-Topic > Off-Topic > International affairs/politics
View Poll Results: Will Trump be a good President?
Yes 71 27.41%
No 188 72.59%
Voters: 259. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #4261  
Old 08.02.2017, 14:02
marton's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Kt. Zürich
Posts: 9,017
Groaned at 300 Times in 259 Posts
Thanked 12,733 Times in 7,008 Posts
marton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Quote:
Donald J. Trump ‏@realDonaldTrump 56 minutes ago

If the U.S. does not win this case as it so obviously should, we can never have the security and safety to which we are entitled. Politics!
Who knew running a country would involve politics! An Epiphany!
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank marton for this useful post:
  #4262  
Old 08.02.2017, 14:18
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Küsnacht, Switzerland
Posts: 2,680
Groaned at 68 Times in 64 Posts
Thanked 6,201 Times in 2,895 Posts
Blueangel has a reputation beyond reputeBlueangel has a reputation beyond reputeBlueangel has a reputation beyond reputeBlueangel has a reputation beyond reputeBlueangel has a reputation beyond reputeBlueangel has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

And he's followed it with this...
Quote:
I will be speaking at 9:00 A.M. today to Police Chiefs and Sheriffs and will be discussing the horrible, dangerous and wrong decision.......
https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/...15036329963521

It appears he's confused the law with law enforcement, and the decision has yet to be made I believe? Wouldn't it be more productive talking to the CIA and FBI then he could back his decisions and propositions with serious intel?
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank Blueangel for this useful post:
  #4263  
Old 08.02.2017, 14:22
Sandgrounder's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: ZH
Posts: 11,930
Groaned at 108 Times in 101 Posts
Thanked 20,905 Times in 8,052 Posts
Sandgrounder has a reputation beyond reputeSandgrounder has a reputation beyond reputeSandgrounder has a reputation beyond reputeSandgrounder has a reputation beyond reputeSandgrounder has a reputation beyond reputeSandgrounder has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blueangel View Post
It appears he's confused the law with law enforcement, and the decision has yet to be made I believe? Wouldn't it be more productive talking to the CIA and FBI then he could back his decisions and propositions with serious intel?
Quote:
I will be speaking at 9:00 A.M. today to Police Chiefs and Sheriffs and will be discussing the horrible, dangerous and wrong decision.......
I would give my right arm for one of them to retort "I know, I know, Mr President, nobody is happy about it but votes were counted and you are going to have to stay in the White House for the next four years. That's democracy, sir, try to make the best of it."


Reply With Quote
The following 4 users would like to thank Sandgrounder for this useful post:
  #4264  
Old 08.02.2017, 14:26
StirB's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Zurich
Posts: 2,707
Groaned at 91 Times in 81 Posts
Thanked 4,236 Times in 1,826 Posts
StirB has a reputation beyond reputeStirB has a reputation beyond reputeStirB has a reputation beyond reputeStirB has a reputation beyond reputeStirB has a reputation beyond reputeStirB has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

It's almost like someone not coming from a legal or political background has no idea what the remit of the presidency is.
Reply With Quote
The following 6 users would like to thank StirB for this useful post:
  #4265  
Old 08.02.2017, 15:00
MrVertigo's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: CH
Posts: 3,209
Groaned at 88 Times in 72 Posts
Thanked 5,788 Times in 2,254 Posts
MrVertigo has a reputation beyond reputeMrVertigo has a reputation beyond reputeMrVertigo has a reputation beyond reputeMrVertigo has a reputation beyond reputeMrVertigo has a reputation beyond reputeMrVertigo has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

US visa applicants (from the 7 banned countries) may have to submit passwords of their social media accounts for vetting. Don't be surprised if you see some strange posts from DHS agents joining the conversations here....
Source

http://referentiel.nouvelobs.com/fil...6/15895221.jpg
Reply With Quote
The following 4 users would like to thank MrVertigo for this useful post:
  #4266  
Old 08.02.2017, 15:03
amogles's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Zurich
Posts: 9,759
Groaned at 197 Times in 168 Posts
Thanked 19,138 Times in 8,136 Posts
amogles has a reputation beyond reputeamogles has a reputation beyond reputeamogles has a reputation beyond reputeamogles has a reputation beyond reputeamogles has a reputation beyond reputeamogles has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Quote:
Originally Posted by MrVertigo View Post
US visa applicants (from the 7 banned countries) may have to submit passwords of their social media accounts for vetting. Don't be surprised if you see some strange posts from DHS agents joining the conversations here....
Source

http://referentiel.nouvelobs.com/fil...6/15895221.jpg
are you trying to tell us something?
Reply With Quote
  #4267  
Old 08.02.2017, 15:05
PaddyG's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Pensier, Fribourg
Posts: 9,172
Groaned at 123 Times in 107 Posts
Thanked 16,574 Times in 5,829 Posts
PaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Quote:
Originally Posted by MrVertigo View Post
US visa applicants (from the 7 banned countries) may have to submit passwords of their social media accounts for vetting. Don't be surprised if you see some strange posts from DHS agents joining the conversations here....
Source

http://referentiel.nouvelobs.com/fil...6/15895221.jpg
Using the same argument, maybe they should demand that all Trump's cabinet picks should submit their PWs too? I'm sure there'd be some tasty websites to look at .
Reply With Quote
The following 4 users would like to thank PaddyG for this useful post:
  #4268  
Old 08.02.2017, 15:06
Castro's Avatar
à la mod
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Basel-Land of Smiles
Posts: 5,202
Groaned at 108 Times in 86 Posts
Thanked 15,003 Times in 4,842 Posts
Castro has a reputation beyond reputeCastro has a reputation beyond reputeCastro has a reputation beyond reputeCastro has a reputation beyond reputeCastro has a reputation beyond reputeCastro has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Quote:
Originally Posted by MrVertigo View Post
US visa applicants (from the 7 banned countries) may have to submit passwords of their social media accounts for vetting. Don't be surprised if you see some strange posts from DHS agents joining the conversations here....
Source

http://referentiel.nouvelobs.com/fil...6/15895221.jpg


They can access your Facebook, email etc.. accounts before you even think about travelling to the US.
Reply With Quote
  #4269  
Old 08.02.2017, 15:13
MrVertigo's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: CH
Posts: 3,209
Groaned at 88 Times in 72 Posts
Thanked 5,788 Times in 2,254 Posts
MrVertigo has a reputation beyond reputeMrVertigo has a reputation beyond reputeMrVertigo has a reputation beyond reputeMrVertigo has a reputation beyond reputeMrVertigo has a reputation beyond reputeMrVertigo has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Quote:
Originally Posted by PaddyG View Post
Using the same argument, maybe they should demand that all Trump's cabinet picks should submit their PWs too? I'm sure there'd be some tasty websites to look at .
I heard this site on amazon is very popular among Trump's staff.
Spicer was the only one who twitted his passwords....
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank MrVertigo for this useful post:
  #4270  
Old 08.02.2017, 15:18
marton's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Kt. Zürich
Posts: 9,017
Groaned at 300 Times in 259 Posts
Thanked 12,733 Times in 7,008 Posts
marton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Seems Trump's battle against terrorism did not get off to a good start!

Quote:
Yemen's government has requested the United States stop ground operations in the country unless they have the government's full approval after an anti-terror raid authorized by US President Donald Trump killed civilians, two senior Yemeni defense officials told CNN on Wednesday.
Source

Looking forward to the next trumbelthinskin tweet
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank marton for this useful post:
  #4271  
Old 08.02.2017, 15:44
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: USA, former Zurich
Posts: 2,050
Groaned at 14 Times in 14 Posts
Thanked 4,811 Times in 1,660 Posts
BokerTov has a reputation beyond reputeBokerTov has a reputation beyond reputeBokerTov has a reputation beyond reputeBokerTov has a reputation beyond reputeBokerTov has a reputation beyond reputeBokerTov has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Quote:
Originally Posted by PaddyG View Post
I'm sure there'd be some tasty websites to look at .
Doesn't surprise me. Last fall on NPR they interviewed someone who runs a male "high-end escort" business, and they said that the best business they get is from the participants of the Republican National Convention.

You know, the same folks who promote "traditional family values" and are dead-set against "the homosexual lifestyle", same-sex marriage, and all.

EDIT: I would look for a link to that interview, but I don't feel like googling "male high end escort business" right now, while sitting next to my colleague on the train! Explain that one, right?
Reply With Quote
The following 4 users would like to thank BokerTov for this useful post:
  #4272  
Old 08.02.2017, 15:53
curley's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: canton ZH
Posts: 7,938
Groaned at 109 Times in 98 Posts
Thanked 8,360 Times in 4,487 Posts
curley has a reputation beyond reputecurley has a reputation beyond reputecurley has a reputation beyond reputecurley has a reputation beyond reputecurley has a reputation beyond reputecurley has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Quote:
Originally Posted by MrVertigo View Post
US visa applicants (from the 7 banned countries) may have to submit passwords of their social media accounts for vetting. Don't be surprised if you see some strange posts from DHS agents joining the conversations here....
Source

http://referentiel.nouvelobs.com/fil...6/15895221.jpg
We might have to mourn a few EF-friends?


Serious question: Somebody who runs for president, does s/he not have to have a health test (physically/mentally) before?
Trump is 70 and please don't get me wrong, I'm not saying 70 year olds are generally not fit ...... but it could be an explanation for Trumps behaviour?
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank curley for this useful post:
  #4273  
Old 08.02.2017, 15:57
MrVertigo's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: CH
Posts: 3,209
Groaned at 88 Times in 72 Posts
Thanked 5,788 Times in 2,254 Posts
MrVertigo has a reputation beyond reputeMrVertigo has a reputation beyond reputeMrVertigo has a reputation beyond reputeMrVertigo has a reputation beyond reputeMrVertigo has a reputation beyond reputeMrVertigo has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Quote:
Originally Posted by curley View Post
We might have to mourn a few EF-friends?


Serious question: Somebody who runs for president, does s/he not have to have a health test (physically/mentally) before?
Trump is 70 and please don't get me wrong, I'm not saying 70 year olds are generally not fit ...... but it could be an explanation for Trumps behaviour?
I'd rather do a mental health test on those who voted for him.....
Reply With Quote
The following 4 users would like to thank MrVertigo for this useful post:
  #4274  
Old 08.02.2017, 16:09
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Kt Zrh
Posts: 5,550
Groaned at 31 Times in 30 Posts
Thanked 8,265 Times in 3,561 Posts
edot has a reputation beyond reputeedot has a reputation beyond reputeedot has a reputation beyond reputeedot has a reputation beyond reputeedot has a reputation beyond reputeedot has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Quote:
Originally Posted by curley View Post
We might have to mourn a few EF-friends?


Serious question: Somebody who runs for president, does s/he not have to have a health test (physically/mentally) before?
Trump is 70 and please don't get me wrong, I'm not saying 70 year olds are generally not fit ...... but it could be an explanation for Trumps behaviour?
Apparently not. There is no official vetting process. Trump did issue a bullshit letter from his rather bizarre physician affirming his excellent health. Recently it was revealed he takes a hair growth drug (same as his physician), something for rosacea (red skin) and a statin. I guess the hair growth drug has something to do with prostate hormones and can cause fuzzy headedness or something.


Quote:
Originally Posted by MrVertigo View Post
I'd rather do a mental health test on those who voted for him.....
This too.



I did find this - not sure of its veracity

https://www.petition2congress.com/76...etting-process


If trump had half the vetting green card holders do, I wonder if he'd pass muster.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank edot for this useful post:
  #4275  
Old 08.02.2017, 16:17
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Zurich
Posts: 3,077
Groaned at 60 Times in 41 Posts
Thanked 3,014 Times in 1,673 Posts
rainer_d has a reputation beyond reputerainer_d has a reputation beyond reputerainer_d has a reputation beyond reputerainer_d has a reputation beyond reputerainer_d has a reputation beyond reputerainer_d has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Quote:
Originally Posted by edot View Post

If trump had half the vetting green card holders do, I wonder if he'd pass muster.
You could say the same about Swiss citizens vs. those who apply for it...
And most Swiss will agree.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank rainer_d for this useful post:
  #4276  
Old 08.02.2017, 16:20
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Kt Zrh
Posts: 5,550
Groaned at 31 Times in 30 Posts
Thanked 8,265 Times in 3,561 Posts
edot has a reputation beyond reputeedot has a reputation beyond reputeedot has a reputation beyond reputeedot has a reputation beyond reputeedot has a reputation beyond reputeedot has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Quote:
Originally Posted by rainer_d View Post
You could say the same about Swiss citizens vs. those who apply for it...
And most Swiss will agree.
True. Same as US citizens. However, there's a big difference between being a resident of a country and leader of the country. I'd like to think that leaders are somehow vetted - and I know that the party does some vetting, but they can be very sloppy.


Edited to add - vetting the president is part of the responsibility of the electoral college. Not very well, obviously.

Last edited by edot; 08.02.2017 at 16:55.
Reply With Quote
  #4277  
Old 08.02.2017, 16:56
curley's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: canton ZH
Posts: 7,938
Groaned at 109 Times in 98 Posts
Thanked 8,360 Times in 4,487 Posts
curley has a reputation beyond reputecurley has a reputation beyond reputecurley has a reputation beyond reputecurley has a reputation beyond reputecurley has a reputation beyond reputecurley has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Quote:
Originally Posted by MrVertigo View Post
I'd rather do a mental health test on those who voted for him.....
You're not the efficient / cost-effective type, are you.
Reply With Quote
  #4278  
Old 08.02.2017, 16:58
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Zurich
Posts: 3,077
Groaned at 60 Times in 41 Posts
Thanked 3,014 Times in 1,673 Posts
rainer_d has a reputation beyond reputerainer_d has a reputation beyond reputerainer_d has a reputation beyond reputerainer_d has a reputation beyond reputerainer_d has a reputation beyond reputerainer_d has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Quote:
Originally Posted by edot View Post
True. Same as US citizens. However, there's a big difference between being a resident of a country and leader of the country. I'd like to think that leaders are somehow vetted - and I know that the party does some vetting, but they can be very sloppy.
Nobody thought he could really win.
Republicans were in a bubble of their own, as much as Democrats.
They thought he'd add some "color" to the campaign and attract new voters that Jeb or whoever could then "inherit"....
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank rainer_d for this useful post:
  #4279  
Old 08.02.2017, 17:05
curley's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: canton ZH
Posts: 7,938
Groaned at 109 Times in 98 Posts
Thanked 8,360 Times in 4,487 Posts
curley has a reputation beyond reputecurley has a reputation beyond reputecurley has a reputation beyond reputecurley has a reputation beyond reputecurley has a reputation beyond reputecurley has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Quote:
Originally Posted by edot View Post
I did find this - not sure of its veracity

https://www.petition2congress.com/76...etting-process
Thanks for that, edot. Well, if it is true, it's crazy.
Although I disagree with their demand, that the results should be <<disclosed to the general public and copies should be of public record >>. That would violate the law of privacy (which I hope you guys got in the US? )
"Sorry, not fit to run for the post" would be enough.
Reply With Quote
  #4280  
Old 08.02.2017, 17:58
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Kt Zrh
Posts: 5,550
Groaned at 31 Times in 30 Posts
Thanked 8,265 Times in 3,561 Posts
edot has a reputation beyond reputeedot has a reputation beyond reputeedot has a reputation beyond reputeedot has a reputation beyond reputeedot has a reputation beyond reputeedot has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

As I tacked on before, the electoral college should have questioned his suitability. That is their job. However, the Republicans were too giddy to follow through.
Reply With Quote
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 7 (0 members and 7 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Will Hillary Clinton run for president again? PanFastic International affairs/politics 159 09.10.2018 02:31
Poll: Will Trump win the 2020 elections? k_and_e International affairs/politics 14 05.06.2018 22:06
A generic "will my salary be good enough" post Larsh Employment 51 12.12.2017 12:51
Will Trump be the next US President? Phil_MCR International affairs/politics 2618 14.11.2016 11:16
Shall I inform my employer that I will be self employed or be a owner of a company? Broth76 Business & entrepreneur 6 09.07.2012 16:59


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 00:27.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0