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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

An interesting article on "How The Pro-Trump Media Responds To A Crisis In Just 4 Steps" using the recent Russian intel situation as the example.

"Stay quiet, blame and discredit, change the news cycle, and then close the loop. Seventeen hours in the fever swamp."

Link: https://www.buzzfeed.com/charliewarz...GwL#.lrrlj3KAB
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Copyright expires 70 years after an author's death (in Europe).

1945+70=2015.

It's not a plagiarism, then. It's legit ;-)
Indeed, "Mein Kampf" got re-printed last year.

Although I seem to remember there may be a difference between Germany and elsewhere, could be that new prints of the book are forbidden in the country or something.
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She may want to rethink that offer.

Watergate 2 is looming on the horizon.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39944520
Interesting trap that Trump has set for himself.

He hinted in a tweet he had tapes of his conversations with Comey.

So the easy way to deny he asked Comey to drop the Flynn investigation is to release the tape.

If Trump does not release the tape then one can either conclude he has the tape but it does not support his version of his story or the tape story was another Trump lie?
Which leaves the story open for discussion and conjecture

To quote Phos on Trump "It's a lot of fun, really." post here.
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Interesting trap that Trump has set for himself.
Interesting that his visit with Erdogan became a byline in it all, and only days before Trump goes to Israel. Rep.Elijah Cummings was very measured in his commentary last night, when some of his side are reeling in shock. But is he right on this... Would the Republicans have impeached Hillary by now if she'd behaved the same way?

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/05/16/po...mings-clinton/
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Ouch. A very scathing but (by the evidence presented so far) rather accurate summary of Trump's unfitness for the Presidency, in an argument in yesterday's NYT to remove Trump via the 25th Amendment to the US Constitution:

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One does not need to be a Marvel superhero or Nietzschean Übermensch to rise to this responsibility. But one needs some basic attributes: a reasonable level of intellectual curiosity, a certain seriousness of purpose, a basic level of managerial competence, a decent attention span, a functional moral compass, a measure of restraint and self-control. And if a president is deficient in one or more of them, you can be sure it will be exposed.

Trump is seemingly deficient in them all. Some he perhaps never had, others have presumably atrophied with age.

There is... a basic childishness to the man who now occupies the presidency. That is the simplest way of understanding what has come tumbling into light in the last few days: The presidency now has kinglike qualities, and we have a child upon the throne.
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Old 17.05.2017, 12:50
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Did you see the images of Erdogan supporters/security personnel attacking Kurdish demonstrators in DC?



I can't rule out that the Kurdish demonstrators didn't provoke the Erdogan people beforehand, but the images are pretty brutal.
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Those are his 'suits' putting the boot in? If so, I'd throw the lot of them out of the country and never let them back in.
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Did you see the images of Erdogan supporters/security personnel attacking Kurdish demonstrators in DC?


I can't rule out that the Kurdish demonstrators didn't provoke the Erdogan people beforehand, but the images are pretty brutal.
Standing outside a building waving flags and shouting slogans does not justify Erdogan's bodyguards running out of the building and beating demonstrators so badly they need hospital treatment.
Erdogan could have just closed the curtains and turned on the TV?
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Either way, I doubt that he will be president for long.
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Ouch. A very scathing but (by the evidence presented so far) rather accurate summary of Trump's unfitness for the Presidency, in an argument in yesterday's NYT to remove Trump via the 25th Amendment to the US Constitution:
Trump is the product of a very wealthy childhood and life. He always had more than enough money to hire top lawyers and fixers to make any problems go away. He could invent cover stories to disguise any problems and such stories were rarely questioned because of the aforementioned lawyers and fixers.

Consequently he feels entitled to ignore rules and conventions which has now turned out to be a very poor approach for a new president!
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that Russia is ready to provide US Congress with a transcript of the talks between President Donald Trump and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

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Oh so many possibilities here!!!

Will the transcript be accurate?
Will it support or destroy Trump?
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Old 17.05.2017, 15:28
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that Russia is ready to provide US Congress with a transcript of the talks between President Donald Trump and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

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Oh so many possibilities here!!!

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Will it support or destroy Trump?
I would understand Putin tried to save his own man, but trying to save Trump. No, wait...
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Old 17.05.2017, 15:42
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that Russia is ready to provide US Congress with a transcript of the talks between President Donald Trump and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

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Oh so many possibilities here!!!

Will the transcript be accurate?
Will it support or destroy Trump?
You can almost hear Trump crapping himself. He probably doesn't even remember what exactly he said to Lavrov.
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You can almost hear Trump crapping himself. He probably doesn't even remember what exactly he said to Lavrov.
Great opportunity for Russia!
If they send a false transcript that rescues Trump then they not only have leverage over Trump but also over all the senior US people at the meeting
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Great opportunity for Russia!
If they send a false transcript that rescues Trump then they not only have leverage over Trump but also over all the senior US people at the meeting
Even if the transcript does confirm no sensitive information was leaked, what does that say about Trump, that the leader of a foreign superpower (and former enemy) has to bail him out of a pretty sticky situation?
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Even if the transcript does confirm no sensitive information was leaked, what does that say about Trump, that the leader of a foreign superpower (and former enemy) has to bail him out of a pretty sticky situation?
Is there even any evidence that Trump colluded with Russia or is still the same old hysteria?
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Is there even any evidence that Trump colluded with Russia or is still the same old hysteria?
Wasn't that what Comey was investigating when he got the boot?

Anyway, that's not the issue here, is it?
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Is there even any evidence that Trump colluded with Russia or is still the same old hysteria?
You're putting the cart before the horse, the investigation hasn't been concluded yet.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that Russia is ready to provide US Congress with a transcript of the talks between President Donald Trump and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

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Oh so many possibilities here!!!

Will the transcript be accurate?
Will it support or destroy Trump?
Either the journalist or the translator isn't up to his task.

The headline says "transcript", as does the first paragraph. However the Putin quote speaks about the record itself.

Of course a transcript is useless without proof the record it's based on isn't forged, so the Putin quote makes much more sense than the headline.

Btw this shows that one needs to assume every talk is recorded. Without exception. Comey is a fool to not have recorded his conversations with Trump (or did he? Muahahaaa).
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Only in America!

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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is already leading President Donald Trump in a hypothetical 2020 presidential race, according to a national poll released on Tuesday by Public Policy Polling.

Johnson, a former professional wrestler turned movie box office superstar, raised the question about him running for president in a GQ magazine cover story last week in which he talked about some of his positions on political issues.

The poll, taken after Trump fired FBI director James Comey, had Johnson leading Trump 42 percent to 37 percent in a prospective presidential contest, while winning over 15 percent of people who voted for Trump last year.
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I suppose people get the President they deserve?
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The POTUS is allowed to declassify any classified information any time he wants, and tell anyone he wants, so not sure where the problem is.
Yes he can, but the questions for me are:

1 - Should he have given the info that became declassified the moment it left his lips? The whole purpose of POTUS declassifying info is supposed to be done with forethought, which Trump appears to lack. This leads to

2. Did he even realize he was blabbing classified info or that he shouldn't be sharing it with non-allies? McMaster says Trump didn't know where the intel came from, which implies the POTUS can't distinguish between classified and unclassified info.

If I put myself in the shoes of allies around the world, maybe I back off sharing anything with the Americans because I don't know when the president will run his mouth.

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... Would the Republicans have impeached Hillary by now if she'd behaved the same way?
First, she wouldn't have behaved the same way because she knows what the job entails and when to keep her mouth shut. There's a reason she hasn't been indicted for anything (yet). However, I'm sure she'd have found some other way to piss off the Rs.

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Did you see the images of Erdogan supporters/security personnel attacking Kurdish demonstrators in DC?
Unfortunately it's unlikely anything will come of this. Odds are his entire team travels on diplomatic passports, so there won't be any criminal charges even with clear video. Free speech in America, so long as you don't get kicked by a diplomat.

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You can almost hear Trump crapping himself. He probably doesn't even remember what exactly he said to Lavrov.
That. If he has his own set of tapes, he should go back and review them to see whether anything damaging can come out. Putin must be having a field day.
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