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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

The Rogue POTUS staff account is now only visible to followers only. Dang!

https://twitter.com/RoguePOTUSStaff?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Trump is like a modern day Al Capone who despite years of mafia work was finally jailed for tax evasion. In the end it will be a stupid twitter post that will bring him down and not the dodgy dictatorship stuff.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

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it seems to me this is where amusement stops.

He shouldn't be promoting his or his daughter's business from the White House.
One of the ways people on here argued for him was by portraying him as a businessman. As that's what businessmen do, ie promoting their business, they actually got what they wished for.
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One of the ways people on here argued for him was by portraying him as a businessman. As that's what businessmen do, ie promoting their business, they actually got what they wished for.
He shouldn't be running his businesses anymore as I understand it, conflict of interest and all that - but I might be wrong.

Of course all politicians milk what they can out of being in office, but some of them wait until they have left office first.

I think making a few million dollars on the side just because you can milk being the first lady is unethical.
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He shouldn't be running his businesses anymore as I understand it, conflict of interest and all that - but I might be wrong.

Of course all politicians milk what they can out of being in office, but some of them wait until they have left office first.

I think making a few million dollars on the side just because you can milk being the first lady is unethical.
To think, Jimmy Carter had to sell his peanut farm, and it still led to a six-month investigation.
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He shouldn't be running his businesses anymore as I understand it, conflict of interest and all that - but I might be wrong.
Going back to your Al Capone reference, the more I read, the more I believe it will be his business interests that bring him down.

Just had a quick peruse of Ivanka's website to see what all the kerfuffle is about, and the clothing is a little 'old' for my taste, except for one pair of tropical print shoes. However, in the 'Travel' section there's some half decent articles r.e. business etiquette in other countries, but lot's of links to Trump Org. With Ivanka living in the White House for the foreseeable, has she also had to break all business ties with Trump International?
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I think making a few million dollars on the side just because you can milk being the first lady is unethical.
Particularly when it is common practice to use the position, and other such positions such as being royalty, to promote the designers of your home country. If Melania did that, instead of bemoaning her loss of promoting an 'own brand', then more power to her.
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He shouldn't be running his businesses anymore as I understand it, conflict of interest and all that - but I might be wrong.

Of course all politicians milk what they can out of being in office, but some of them wait until they have left office first.

I think making a few million dollars on the side just because you can milk being the first lady is unethical.
Of course, I'm completely with you.

But it's hypocritical by those who were for him to criticise him for still doing what he was lauded for when nobody cared about his ethics before the election or after, or pressured him to sell his businesses (which may indeed a difficult thing on such relatively short notice) or that he's residing still in Trump Tower which forces the secret service to rent, and of course pay to Trump, a whole floor of the tower - ka-chingelingeling.
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Of course, I'm completely with you.

But it's hypocritical by those who were for him to criticise him for still doing what he was lauded for when nobody cared about his ethics before the election or after, or pressured him to sell his businesses (which may indeed a difficult thing on such relatively short notice) or that he's residing still in Trump Tower which forces the secret service to rent, and of course pay to Trump, a whole floor of the tower - ka-chingelingeling.
Completely with you. Trump will always be a businessman, it's all he knows how to do.
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Old 09.02.2017, 12:01
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The Rogue POTUS staff account is now only visible to followers only. Dang!

https://twitter.com/RoguePOTUSStaff?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
Not so bad.

It started off very well but for me in the last few days it lost its ring of authenticity; maybe their source got cold feet
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Breitbart are calling for Nordstrom shoppers to cut up their store cards and boycott the store. Quelle surprise! Is this the future of American retailing and business? Upset the POTUS's offspring and we'll take you down. So much for free enterprise...
Trump has come up with a possible solution. We'll see if this one sticks.

http://newsthump.com/2017/02/09/pres...ters-products/
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Trump has come up with a possible solution. We'll see if this one sticks.

http://newsthump.com/2017/02/09/pres...ters-products/
Some wag came up with a comment that the so-called "American jobs" president is encouraging shoppers to boycott an American retailer for not selling his daughter's clothing line, which is made in China. .

On a side note, it seems some of his cheerleaders here on EF have gone a little quiet recently....
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On a side note, it seems some of his cheerleaders here on EF have gone a little quiet recently....
Still here, just basking in the glory of Trump
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Still here, just basking in the glory of Trump
Warming your palms on his sun-kissed features are you?
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

According to a study published in a travel retailer magazine: President Donald Trump’s ban on nationals from seven mainly Muslim countries entering the USA appears to be deterring travelers from other countries around the world too, according to data from ForwardKeys.
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Draft-dodger Trump once again decides to dedicate this morning's crapper tweets to figuratively crapping on people that actually served. The glory! It shines so bright!
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...With Ivanka living in the White House for the foreseeable, has she also had to break all business ties with Trump International?
She's not elected and I think her position is "advisory" and not even paid. So not much that can be done on that front. Ethically she should cut ties with businesses but legally I think she's in the clear. Her daddy on the other hand...

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...President Donald Trump’s ban on nationals from seven mainly Muslim countries entering the USA appears to be deterring travelers from other countries around the world too, according to data from ForwardKeys.
Not surprising, is it? Maybe it's even an intended consequence.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

A question for the Americans on EF please.
Is it usual/standard practice to broadcast the swearing in of Presidential picks?
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

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Sen.Richard Blumenthal, who never fought in Vietnam when he said for years he had (major lie),now misrepresents what Judge Gorsuch told him?
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Ron Bonjean, who is leading communications for Gorsuch during the confirmation process, confirmed Gorsuch called Trump's tweet about the "so-called judge" "disheartening" and "demoralizing" in his conversation with Blumenthal.
Confusing isn't it
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