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Old 04.07.2017, 09:12
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/...23950917353473

"Happy 4th of July to everyone, including the haters and losers!"

Seriously, the EF mods would have zapped the above poster a long time ago.

Signed, a hater and a loser (according to Trump)

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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

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Another blow to one of Trump's ideas. States refuse to give voters' info to commission.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40469272

And all because he insists he would have won the popular vote as well except for massive election voting fraud. Much better things for the money to be spent on - like better healthcare for everyone. Oops! What a bad idea!
So far Forty-one states have defied the Trump administration's request for private voter information, according to a CNN inquiry to all 50 states.

Only three states -- Colorado, Missouri and Tennessee -- commended Kobach's attempt to investigate voter fraud in their respective statements.

Quote "the commission, which is chaired by Vice President Mike Pence, seemed to misunderstand voter privacy laws nationwide."

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An overwhelming majority of States are against this request.

It is hard to understand why Trump's team are so appallingly bad at trying to implement major Trump promises. Maybe in this instance they knew there was practically no voter fraud so they wrote the letter in such a way that they could later claim the States prevented them from making a proper investigation?

Other examples of poor implementation are the drafting of the travel ban orders and the Healthcare Bills.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

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"Happy 4th of July to everyone, including the haters and losers!"

Seriously, the EF mods would have zapped the above poster a long time ago.

Signed, a hater and a loser (according to Trump)
Seriously, if that had been me writing or saying that my mum would have dragged me off by the arm and hissed "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all!"

I blame his parents.
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Seriously, if that had been me writing or saying that my mum would have dragged me off by the arm and hissed "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all!"

I blame his parents.
I blame the Republicans and the people who elected him. What were they thinking?
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Old 04.07.2017, 09:56
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

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Sadly true

We not only get the President "we" voted for but the TV shows we deserve

I wonder if Trump realises he is driving up the ratings of the media that he is harshly criticising; is it all some cunning plan or does he really believe he is damaging the msm?
More of the same!

Media reaps dividends from Trump attacks

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"Cable news outlets are pulling huge ratings and reporters are becoming overnight celebrities as the attacks between President Trump and the media enter strange new territory."

"Left-leaning MSNBC pulled big numbers as the only network in open opposition to the president.
According to Nielsen’s second-quarter ratings, MSNBC’s total viewers are up 73 percent year-over-year, with prime-time viewership up 86 percent".

"CNN has grown 25 percent in total viewers and 10 percent in prime time year-over-year"

"Some media watchers are growing alarmed by the increasingly antagonistic approach some in the press are taking. But most expect it will continue as long as the feuding with Trump attracts new viewers."

"Brian Karem, an editor for a regional newspaper, was little-known before a video of him lecturing White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders over press access went viral. Less than a week later, he has nearly 80,000 followers on Twitter."

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As I posted before the more Trump attacks the msm so the more successful they become.
I assume Trump's aim was to "tame" the Press not to strengthen them. Even worse for Trump is the non-msm news sources are now jumping on the attack Trump orientation!
Nevertheless I do not see Trump changing his approach.

Sadly it will be a long time, if ever, that the relationship between Trump's White House and the news outlets will normalise.
Consequently our view of the Presidency will be informed by highly biased Trump tweets on one side and equally biased information from the Press on the other side.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Oops. Looks like someone deleted Trump's twitter message regarding the haters and losers. I wonder who it was?
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Go home, you're drunk.
How was it - "if you ain't got nothin' nice to say.."
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As I posted before the more Trump attacks the msm so the more successful they become.
Trump has shares maybe?

Should we start buying shares?
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Epic Vee!

He put it out yesterday. Trigger warning , NSFW language and heavy R-rolling.

His musings on anti-Trump propaganda-serving post-edits in "journalism".


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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

This was tweeted on 1st of July.

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The FAKE & FRAUDULENT NEWS MEDIA is working hard to convince Republicans and others I should not use social media - but remember, I won....
I'll play the devil's advocate now....
It's funny when people who use social media are so outraged by Trump using it at the same time, especially when he is just the same old Trump we've all seen in the campaign. What has won him votes back then is keeping him in the light spot now. Nothing surprising, he wants to be popular as much as ever and do what we all so much enjoy - exercise a form of power via modern media. Are we more authentic than him? Commenting on a public forum that he shouldn't use social media is just hilarious. A part of his voters are on twitter, facebook and what not. He does what he always did.

In the meantime I personally lost track of what he really does as a president of USA. Can someone enlighten me?

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How was it - "if you ain't got nothin' nice to say.."
Almost. But the double negative would incur another hissing rebuke from my mother...
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How was it - "if you ain't got nothin' nice to say.."
Is being drunk a bad thing now?
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In the meantime I personally lost track of what he really does as a president of USA. Can someone enlighten me?
He makes America great again
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He makes America great again
Lol, right. I hope so, anyway. That's because I've came to the conclusion that I can't fully trust the Europeans.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

MAGA - Making America Golf Again.

What a chump

http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/dona...erties-n753366
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MAGA - Making America Golf Again.

What a chump

http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/dona...erties-n753366
Funny. He did talk about playing/not playing golf a lot during his campagne.
BUT: He's not the first politician who doesn't keep his promise and playing golf or not will not influence people's well being.
Best thing he can do for all of us is play golf 24/7 for four years actually.
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Stale news. Don't you think you're a little late loz.
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Other examples of poor implementation are the drafting of the travel ban orders and the Healthcare Bills.
I'm not sure the healthcare bill comparison is fair. It took Obama more than a year (20 months?) to get the Affordable Care Act approved.
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Oops

http://newsthump.com/2017/07/04/amer...-independence/
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

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North Korea has just launched another missile. Does this guy have anything better to do with his life? Hard to believe that South Korea......and Japan will put up with this much longer. Perhaps China will put a heavy move on North Korea and end this nonsense once and for all!
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Russia and China joined diplomatic forces on Tuesday and called on North Korea, South Korea and the United States to sign up to a Chinese de-escalation plan designed to defuse tensions around Pyongyang's missile program.

The plan would see the United States and South Korea simultaneously call a moratorium on large-scale missile exercises.

"Russia and China will work in close coordination to advance a solution to the complex problem of the Korean Peninsula in every possible way."
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So Russia and China are taking the lead on resolving the N.Korea problem and the US/Trump role is to go and stand quietly in the corner; well I suppose that aligns with the Trump strategy of isolationism.
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