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Old 28.06.2017, 20:10
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Another obscure tweet

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The #AmazonWashingtonPost, sometimes referred to as the guardian of Amazon not paying internet taxes (which they should) is FAKE NEWS!
Nobody knows what Trump means by "internet taxes"!
Maybe he means State Sales taxes but Amazon have been collecting those for a while now
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Old 28.06.2017, 20:28
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Another obscure tweet



Nobody knows what Trump means by "internet taxes"!
Maybe he means State Sales taxes but Amazon have been collecting those for a while now
Perhaps he confused Amazon with Google, and the Washington Post with the EU.

Inscrutable. Not like the Sphynx of the Nile, more like glossolalia.
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Old 28.06.2017, 23:32
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

IMF cuts forecasts for US economic growth.

The IMF's forecasts were initially raised on the Trump administration's desire to reform taxes and boost infrastructure.
The IMF's earlier forecasts had assumed the economy would receive a boost from the Trump administration's policies, but it has now dropped those assumptions.
Now it's a case of as you were, due to "differences on a range of policies within the administration" and IMF doubts about whether the "proposed policy strategies are best suited to achieve their intended purpose".

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Old 29.06.2017, 18:17
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Seems #lyingDonald has sunk to new depths today!
I won't share his tweets about MSNBC just the response from Mark Kornblau, the head of PR for NBC News and MSNBC,

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Old 29.06.2017, 18:22
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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?
So that is 1.5 out of 43 - not a lot hey . but better than expected
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Old 29.06.2017, 18:36
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So that is 1.5 out of 43 - not a lot hey . but better than expected
+1, so 2.5!

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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Totally flabbergasting - truly - that 5.8 % actually believe that !?!? after all he has achieved in the cr*p department in just a few months wow
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Totally flabbergasting - truly - that 5.8 % actually believe that !?!? after all he has achieved in the cr*p department in just a few months wow
Isn't his travel ban about to be finally implemented?
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Isn't his travel ban about to be finally implemented?
8pm EST tonight (midnight GMT).

"Who can come in?

According to the new rules, confirmed to the BBC, for the next 90 days those from the six countries without a close relationship will not be able to enter the US.

Those considered to have a close relationship under the policy include a parent, spouse, child, son or daughter-in-law, or sibling, including step- or half-siblings.

Excluded are grandparents, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, in-laws, extended family and grandchildren.

Also exempt from the new rules are those with business or educational ties to the US.

However, the guidelines specifically state that the relationship must be formal, documented and not formed for the purpose of evading the order.

Those who already hold valid visas are not affected. Dual nationals who travel on their passport from the unaffected country will also be allowed entry."

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40439552

And he's already started raising funds for his next Presidental campaign in 2020.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40438015
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Totally flabbergasting - truly - that 5.8 % actually believe that !?!? after all he has achieved in the cr*p department in just a few months wow
In america, it's 10x that, who cares what some expats think?

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Old 30.06.2017, 08:56
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In america, it's 10x that, who cares what some expats think?

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You are pointing at yourself?
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Old 30.06.2017, 09:01
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8pm EST tonight (midnight GMT).

"Who can come in?

According to the new rules, confirmed to the BBC, for the next 90 days those from the six countries without a close relationship will not be able to enter the US.

Those considered to have a close relationship under the policy include a parent, spouse, child, son or daughter-in-law, or sibling, including step- or half-siblings.

Excluded are grandparents, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, in-laws, extended family and grandchildren.

Also exempt from the new rules are those with business or educational ties to the US.

However, the guidelines specifically state that the relationship must be formal, documented and not formed for the purpose of evading the order.

Those who already hold valid visas are not affected. Dual nationals who travel on their passport from the unaffected country will also be allowed entry."

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40439552

And he's already started raising funds for his next Presidental campaign in 2020.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40438015
The State of Hawaii is asking a federal judge to rule that the administration's latest plan to carry out President Donald Trump's travel ban executive order defies the ruling the Supreme Court issued on the subject just four days ago.

In a new court filing, lawyers for the state and for a Hawaii imam say guidance the Trump administration issued Thursday takes too narrow a view of what family relationships qualify to exempt a foreigner from the travel ban and would deny admission to refugees who should be exempt from the ban due to their connections to a U.S. resettlement agency.

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Never ending story

Edit; should this injunction be granted and Trump wants to refer it to the Supreme Court; the Supreme Court is now closed until October
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Old 30.06.2017, 09:23
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Like healthcare, the auto industry is more complicated than Trump thinks!

German carmaker BMW has invested here [Spartanburg in South Carolina] $8 billion in a 1.2 million square foot (11.15 hectares) assembly plant, which has become the largest single exporter of cars by value from the United States.

Last month the U.S. president was quoted as saying Germany was "very bad" on trade and selling too many cars in the United States.

Outside of the spotlight, BMW is retooling factories in South Africa and China to build volume models like the X3 SUV, reducing its dependence on Spartanburg.

Oliver Zipse, BMW's board member responsible for manufacturing, told Reuters "If something happens at the political level - which we don’t know yet - we are able to have a flexible response.”

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There is also the issue that foreign firms who manufacture in the US rely on parts suppliers from outside the US. New border taxes could make such US manufacturing uneconomic, especially for large exporters!
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In america, it's 10x that, who cares what some expats think?

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You're probably right, quite literally, with your 10x. But even that means one thirt to half his former supporters changed their minds.
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Seems #lyingDonald has sunk to new depths today!
I won't share his tweets about MSNBC just the response from Mark Kornblau, the head of PR for NBC News and MSNBC,
New depths...

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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Anyone would think he's the first world leader to be openly mocked in the media.
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Anyone would think he's the first world leader to be openly mocked in the media.
He's one of the first world leaders to give as good as he gets. Which is why people voted for him.
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He's one of the first world leaders to give as good as he gets. Which is why people voted for him.
Is it "as good", though?
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Old 30.06.2017, 14:05
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He's one of the first world leaders to give as good as he gets. Which is why people voted for him.
I think he got about 0.01% of his votes for this. The rest were mostly for promising to get rid of healthcare and mexicans.
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Oliver Zipse, BMW's board member responsible for manufacturing, told Reuters "If something happens at the political level - which we don’t know yet - we are able to have a flexible response.”
Also known as telling a government what to do by threatening to shuit down jobs.

Well, let them try.
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