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Old 24.06.2017, 18:30
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

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Just ONE simple little question- YES or NO answer will suffice.

Does any of the 42 from the Poll, still think he will be a Good President?
Yes.
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I didn't take part in the poll, but I think that historians will look back on the Trump years as a time of positive change. People in the United States are getting actively engaged in politics, states are asserting their own authority, Europeans and others are finally growing up and realising that they can't just hang on to American coat tails when it comes to defence and foreign policy.

Mr Trump himself might be a total dick, but his dickishness has the potential to be a catalyst for some wonderfully positive changes.
So he can be a complete shit as a president, but bring about renewed interest in the democratic process. He still sucks as apresident.
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So he can be a complete shit as a president, but bring about renewed interest in the democratic process. He still sucks as apresident.
Sure, just as Gorbachev brought peace and democracy to the Soviet Union.
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Old 24.06.2017, 20:13
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

It's an interesting question. How do you judge a leader? The outcome of his/her leadership or the actual leadership (or lack thereof)?
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It's an interesting question. How do you judge a leader? The outcome of his/her leadership or the actual leadership (or lack thereof)?
That's an interesting historical question. A good example being Winston Churchill: hopeless, but won a war.

Sometimes terrible people create wonderful things. Like that chef on the telly who swears a lot.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Well, can't blame a guy for keeping campaign promises - despite obstruction. Time to repeal #fatca #fbar and #cbt
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No Tom,
The Hispanics voted massively against him. You did read the stats, right?
BS - many of my hispanic friends and their hispanic friends and their hispanic friends voted for trump
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Yes.
Ask Wall St.
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Old 24.06.2017, 20:41
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Well, can blame a guy for not keeping campaign promises - despite obstruction by his own party. Time to repeal #fatca #fbar and #cbt
FTFY,
what the hell is cbt? Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?
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I'm ashamed of my fellow libtard celebs, if you're going to make a statement like that, you need to own it.

Glastonbury 2017: Johnny Depp apologises for Trump comment

Actor Johnny Depp has apologised for remarks he made about US President Donald Trump in a speech at the Glastonbury Festival.

Depp told People magazine it was in "poor taste", did not "come out as intended" and was only meant to amuse.

Depp had asked the crowd: "When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?"

Trump supporters condemned the actor and the White House described his comments as "sad".

Depp's remarks on Thursday came as he introduced a screening of his film The Libertine at the festival in south-west England.

He asked: "Can you bring Trump here?"

After receiving jeers from the crowd, he added: "You misunderstand completely. When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?
"I want to clarify. I'm not an actor. I lie for a living [but] it's been a while. Maybe it's about time.

"I think he needs help and there are a lot of wonderful dark, dark places he could go."

The star acknowledged that his comments - which may have been a reference to the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln by actor John Wilkes Booth in 1865 - would prove controversial.

Depp said on Friday: "I apologise for the bad joke I attempted last night in poor taste about President Trump.

"It did not come out as intended, and I intended no malice. I was only trying to amuse, not to harm anyone."

After his initial comment, a White House statement on behalf of the president said it was "sad" that Depp had not followed Mr Trump's lead in condemning all violence.

"I hope that some of Mr Depp's colleagues will speak out against this type of rhetoric as strongly as they would if his comments were directed to a Democratic elected official," the statement read.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer echoed that on Friday, saying: "The president has made it clear that we should denounce violence in all of its forms and I think that if we're going to hold to that standard then we should agree that that standard should be universally called out."

Depp reappeared at Glastonbury on Friday, playing guitar on stage with Kris Kristofferson.

Depp is not the first US celebrity to allude to killing the president.

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He only apologized because otherwise he would be FIRED by his employer DISNEY. I've read he has a million dollar day habit for something or another
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Old 24.06.2017, 20:45
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BS - many of my hispanic friends and their hispanic friends and their hispanic friends voted for trump
Limited statistical sample; Hispanics favored Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton 65% to 29%.

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Certainly many Hispanics did vote for Trump; hope they do not live to regret it!
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Meanwhile..

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Meanwhile..

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Those are Cheesies!

Now I'm absolutely convinced. Trump is devoid of both taste and human decency. And wasteful, shamefully wasteful.

I'm hoppin mad now.
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Those are Cheesies!

Now I'm absolutely convinced. Trump is devoid of both taste and human decency. And wasteful, shamefully wasteful.

I'm hoppin mad now.
Don't fret, JW.

He most likely ate the Wotsits after he took the photo.
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Well, can't blame a guy for keeping campaign promises - despite obstruction. Time to repeal #fatca #fbar and #cbt
Ryan and Paul are doing that. Paul is actually most active in fatca and cbt. I'm pretty sure Trump gives not a crap. And if they can restructure US taxes, good for them. I'm all for it. I can't in good conscience support the trainwreck that is the Republican health plan, nor most of the Education initiatives, energy, environment.

And I will say that Trump is great at creating a distraction. People pay way too much attention to his ramblings on twitter.

But hey, you like him, good for you. If I think he sucks, that's my business. So don't groan me for expressing my opinion. Democracy and all that.
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Don't fret, JW.

He most likely ate the Wotsits after he took the photo.
How do y'all like double-taxation?
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Meanwhile..

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Grow up - that's comparable to posting O eating watermelon?
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How do y'all like double-taxation?
Canada doesn't double tax it's citizens. If I were an American, I would be very annoyed at double taxation.
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Ryan and Paul are doing that. Paul is actually most active in fatca and cbt. I'm pretty sure Trump gives not a crap. And if they can restructure US taxes, good for them. I'm all for it. I can't in good conscience support the trainwreck that is the Republican health plan, nor most of the Education initiatives, energy, environment.

And I will say that Trump is great at creating a distraction. People pay way too much attention to his ramblings on twitter.

But hey, you like him, good for you. If I think he sucks, that's my business. So don't groan me for expressing my opinion. Democracy and all that.
Why couldn't you support an apprenticeship program? That's the meat and potatoes of CH & D success?
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FTFY,
what the hell is cbt? Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?
To your ignoarant pun: it means Citizen Based Taxation. Only the US and Eritrea imposed it on their citizens.

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