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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Trump getting more like Nixon every day

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James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!
Ooops, Mr V beat me to it

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It is strange, Trump handled his campaign so well and now.....
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

But most Press briefings are filmed so how can he dispute accuracy? If the comms people ban filming at a particular press briefing then they have no grounds to complain?
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But most Press briefings are filmed so how can he dispute accuracy? If the comms people ban filming at a particular press briefing then they have no grounds to complain?
We're back to the gate keepers, one always telling the truth and one always lying.

1. We have in writing, from the President himself and signed as such, that he took advice on Comey's sacking.
2. We have Spicey saying the President took advice on Comey's sacking.
3. We have a televised interview with the President who says he didn't take any advice when sacking Comey and that it was his decision alone.

Somebody's been on the chocolate cake again. Fava beans and Chianti anyone?
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It is strange, Trump handled his campaign so well and now.....

Shows that the campaign is just an entertainment event.

Hard facts probably stopped mattering when Kennedy beat Nixon in the first TV debate - because he had a better shave....
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

And from Trump's favourite channel Fox News

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Old 12.05.2017, 16:41
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

This is just getting too silly

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BREAKING: Trump lawyer: Tax returns from past 10 years show no "income of any type from Russian sources," with few exceptions.
"few exceptions"

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Melissa McCarthy takes Sean Spicer's podium for a test drive. McCarthy, who is hosting "SNL" this weekend, drove down the packed Manhattan street on a motorized version of White House press secretary Sean Spicer's podium. McCarthy will reprise her popular performance as Spicer this Saturday.

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...NBC News and SurveyMonkey online poll
Fake news! Where's your Fox link showing those so so good approval poll numbers? Totally biased. Disaster.

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...Hard facts probably stopped mattering when Kennedy beat Nixon in the first TV debate - because he had a better shave....
And Kennedy had TV makeup. And Nixon sweat like a criminal caught with his hand caught in the cookie jar. Foreshadowing much?

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"few exceptions"
Shoot, I should have taken a pic of the telly earlier. Twitter is blowing up with the hashtag.

CNN had the headline about "few exceptions" and under it there was a list of things Trump or his businesses have likely received payment for by various Russian sources. I didn't see it long enough to know if they were headlining the Twitter trend, or if someone at the network was being funny.

Also, did anyone notice how big Trump's grin was in the oval office photo op with the Russians? He looked happier in those hand shakes with the Russian ambassador than he did on the night he won the election! He looks like the cat that got the cream, but I bet the Russians get the last laugh with all the tapes they made. Forget blackmailing Comey, go for the big fish!

I really hope that McCarthy pulls double-duty Saturday and does Spicy and Huckabee Sanders. That would be fun!
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It is strange, Trump handled his campaign so well and now.....
You got to be kidding?
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Old 12.05.2017, 22:10
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Shows that the campaign is just an entertainment event.

Hard facts probably stopped mattering when Kennedy beat Nixon in the first TV debate - because he had a better shave....
More entertainment

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WikiLeaks has offered $100,000 to anyone who can send them any tapes of conversations between President Trump and former FBI director James Comey.

The offer from the antisecrecy organization — which infamously published emails from Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta last year — was made Friday via Twitter: "WikiLeaks offers US$100k for the Trump-Comey tapes. To increase the reward send Bitcoin to reward address."
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Caitlyn Jenner may enter politics.

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-39888949

Beeb files the story under Entertainment - that sounds about right.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

The other day I met an American who was actually apologising to me that his country elected Trump. What a pansy.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Wow. that took a long time. I've had Skype calls, e-mails, FB messages and so many face to face apologies about Trump cannot believe that was your first one just now !?!
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Wow. that took a long time. I've had Skype calls, e-mails, FB messages and so many face to face apologies about Trump cannot believe that was your first one just now !?!
Well I just popped my cherry and it felt great!
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Oh my - how old are you? ABout 50 years tooo late

The truth about Trump and Fartage ...

https://www.facebook.com/socialistse...0092015611231/

clear as a bell...
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Get the popcorn ready indeed:

Call it Comey’s revenge, or Comey’s coming for ya. But either way, make sure you Comey and get some popcorn, because the fun’s about to start. Earlier today James Comey rebuffed a Congressional request to testify in a closed hearing on Tuesday about the investigation Donald Trump just fired him from. And it’s partly because he wants his testimony to be in public hearings so everyone can watch live on television.

Palmer Report has already pointed out that Comey probably turned down the request to testify partly because he wants to be subpoena’d instead, which would legally compel him to testify, thus freeing him up legally to discuss more sensitive aspects of the Trump-Russia investigation (link). But it turns out there’s more to it. Buried all the way down in the twelfth paragraph of this New York Times article (link) you’ll find the inside information that Comey is holding for public hearings. Chew on that for a minute.

Why would James Comey be pushing for his testimony to be in public hearings? There’s really only one reason for it. He wants to be able to deliver his testimony, in what might be the final public statement he ever gets to make in this kind of capacity, before the largest audience possible. Whatever he’s planning to reveal about Donald Trump and/or the FBI’s Russia investigation, he wants to make sure the American people and the world get to hear it directly from him, with no opportunity for any Trump loyalists on the Congressional committee to twist his words.

That said, James Comey isn’t going to suddenly turn into a gossiper during his testimony, after a career of being a law-and-order type. But he wants his testimony to be public, big, shattering, and heard by everyone, so he can then drop the mic and leave Donald Trump to pick up the pieces. Get your popcorn ready indeed.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Odile, could you please provide a link or reference when you copy/paste large slabs of text to EF? Otherwise it comes across rather like plagiarism.

Also, if you copy text with links embedded, please ensure that the links work, or delete them. In your post above, "(link)" (with no link) appears several times.
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Odile's post appears to be a copy/paste of this article (with working links) by the Palmer Report.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

I kind of miss the days when the biggest scandal was Trump claiming Obama wasn't born in the US.

I've been watching the Rise and Fall of Hitler and, from a pure psychological analysis of Hitler's behaviour, there are many valid comparisons between Trump and Hitler, including the use of media for propaganda, erratic and unpredictable behaviour, twisting of words, a lack of trust and a teetotaler. They both show behaviour that prioritizes their lust for power.

Historic researchers now know that Hitler was also a hypochondriac became hooked on drugs supplied by his doctor, which led to an increase in erratic and often irrational behaviour.

Watch Trump's body movements. They are odd at times and definitely not in sync.

I truly believe there is something psychologically wrong with Trump but more significantly, I question the body of Republican Senators and Representatives who support him.
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I kind of miss the days when the biggest scandal was Trump claiming Obama wasn't born in the US.

I've been watching the Rise and Fall of Hitler and, from a pure psychological analysis of Hitler's behaviour, there are many valid comparisons between Trump and Hitler, including the use of media for propaganda, erratic and unpredictable behaviour, twisting of words, a lack of trust and a teetotaler. They both show behaviour that prioritizes their lust for power.

Historic researchers now know that Hitler was also a hypochondriac became hooked on drugs supplied by his doctor, which led to an increase in erratic and often irrational behaviour.

Watch Trump's body movements. They are odd at times and definitely not in sync.

I truly believe there is something psychologically wrong with Trump but more significantly, I question the body of Republican Senators and Representatives who support him.
"I question the body of Republican Senators and Representatives who support him." It's real Politik innit! They wanted to pass new legislation which supports and implements their policies.
To achieve that they needed House and Senate majorities (which they have) plus they needed a Republican President so they swallowed their pride and better judgement and they nominated Trump whose public support was far ahead of the other candidates.
Now they have to balance the negative effect of some of the things that Trump does against their potential success in meeting their own legislative goals; which have the additional issues that they do not fully coincide with Trump's goals - who anyway is not a "real Republican".

The next major hurdle for the Republican Senators and Representatives will be the 2018 mid term elections.
Trump has the poorest popularity ratings of any US President in his first months.
So they need to evaluate what is the risk that the Trump effect will hurt the Republicans in mid term sufficiently to reduce their majorities and so spoil their main goals of creating new legislation?
If they decide the risk is too high then they will start to try to distance themselves from Trump!
If the risk is not too high, they will continue to turn a Nelsonian blind eye on Trumps wilder antics.
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I kind of miss the days when the biggest scandal was Trump claiming Obama wasn't born in the US.

I've been watching the Rise and Fall of Hitler and, from a pure psychological analysis of Hitler's behaviour, there are many valid comparisons between Trump and Hitler, including the use of media for propaganda, erratic and unpredictable behaviour, twisting of words, a lack of trust and a teetotaler. They both show behaviour that prioritizes their lust for power.

Historic researchers now know that Hitler was also a hypochondriac became hooked on drugs supplied by his doctor, which led to an increase in erratic and often irrational behaviour.

Watch Trump's body movements. They are odd at times and definitely not in sync.

I truly believe there is something psychologically wrong with Trump but more significantly, I question the body of Republican Senators and Representatives who support him.
I think Turkey's situation is much closer to Germany in those times.

With Trump I really have the impression that he is a guy with a presidency on his bucket list - and by coincidence it even worked out. A bit like an Adam Sandler movie.
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