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Old 04.07.2017, 17:48
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

According to the German newspaper "Zeit Online" Trump has phoned Merkel and promised his support "to make the G20 summit a success".

Seems Merkel is sceptical, she already said ""We know certain positions of the American government, and I do not expect that these positions will be suspended because of a two-day trip to Hamburg and suddenly find themselves in the communiqué,""

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Russians are also "putting the boot in"!
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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.

Such a plan would never fly with Trump.
He's in it for WINNING!
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Old 04.07.2017, 18:19
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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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He's in it for WINNING!
It appears Russia & China will not ask Trump's opinion; they will just get on with resolving the N.Korea problem regardless of Trump and his tweets
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I'm agree. She's a tough cookie and is not cowering behind him. Sure, she's a bit shy and trying to find her way in this new role but she'll get there. I bet behind closed doors she's got his number.

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Who knows who wanted to get to know whom first, I wouldn't assume. One thing is for sure, Trump never looked for convenient alliances, didn't marry into his world. I agree with the feeling that she's a tough cookie, she must have been, we all know that for an eastern european the expectations start from a very low level (from the point when you have to tell people you used to watch cartoons as a child like everybody else, I'm not kidding. My Russian friend was asked if they had chocolate in Russia when she was child lol). My feeling is that she tries to be supportive and present, such a pity she's an easy t a r g e t for the sharks. She shouldn't be involved in these scandals imo.
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Old 04.07.2017, 19:18
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As mentioned, executive orders are flimsy things

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The source requires a subscription. Cliff notes version, please?

It also depends on how one defines a "successful" presidency.

An example of where Trump has lots of room for improvement - why not just send the tweet minus the attacks? It's an insult to the people of America to make such a petty statement on Independence Day. Trump seems to forget or just not care about how significant a day it is.

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I blame the Republicans and the people who elected him. What were they thinking?
That he's nothing like any other president we've had and he's going to change things. The status-quo hasn't worked, so what the heck - try something new.

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...Are we more authentic than him? Commenting on a public forum that he shouldn't use social media is just hilarious...In the meantime I personally lost track of what he really does as a president of USA. Can someone enlighten me?
I wouldn't say other users are more authentic, or that he shouldn't use social media at all. He should use it more responsibly, and cut out the childish antics. So far, he seems to be learning on the job what it means to be president. He's liking executive orders, since that fits his CEO style. He's disliking the court system, because checks and balances are bothersome.

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...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.
And even then it was a flawed bill. I know Trump and the Rs would like to have some "victories" early on, but instead of rushing through a bad bill that will cause problems for millions they should take time to sit down and carefully craft legislation that fixes the Obamacare problems without creating a host of new ones.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

One in the eye for Trump.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-...-fife-40494102

I bet Scotland won't give him his own tartan.

As for Obamacare, here's an interesting article on how it's working in Kentucky.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40485357

However - they can't afford health insurance, but seem to do fine feeding their drug habits.

"The future generations of Letcher County are in peril and decisions taken 500 miles away in Washington could have a profound impact. One of the most controversial is how to fund treatment for the opioid addiction which touches nearly every household here?"
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Old 04.07.2017, 20:10
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

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The GOP have been saying for 7 years they will replace Obamacare so do not say they did not have much time! It is painfully clear they had not developed a plan during this long time!
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One in the eye for Trump.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-...-fife-40494102

I bet Scotland won't give him his own tartan.
He doesn't need one. His mother is from the MacLeod clan of the Isle of Lewis and they already have a tartan. Source. Then again, Trump probably wants his own special tartan after hearing Obama got one.

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As for Obamacare, here's an interesting article on how it's working in Kentucky.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40485357

However - they can't afford health insurance, but seem to do fine feeding their drug habits.
You're trying to assign logic to an addiction. It's not so simple. People get depressed, turn to drugs to "feel better" and then spend everything they have to stay on the drugs that keep them high and not part of reality.

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The GOP have been saying for 7 years they will replace Obamacare so do not say they did not have much time! It is painfully clear they had not developed a plan during this long time!
I imagine they didn't expect to get this chance. Especially with Trump on the ticket they didn't expect to win the majority of both houses and the presidency. All the resolutions the House passed during the Obama years were merely to "prove" to their base that they'd fix things if only given the chance. Ha, the American voters called their bluff.
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One in the eye for Trump.
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-...-fife-40494102

I bet Scotland won't give him his own tartan.
Probably not, after he stole a coat of arms...

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/28/b...t-of-arms.html

He's been forced to remove it from UK businesses, but still using it in US ones.
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Yeah, read that story a while ago. Pity the US wasn't as strict with him over it.
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Yeah, read that story a while ago. Pity the US wasn't as strict with him over it.
I think the UK take these things a bit more seriously.

I'd have let it stand though, given what Trump means in the UK. Replacing "integretas" with "billious, farty hot air" is pretty appropriate.
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One in the eye for Trump.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-...-fife-40494102

I bet Scotland won't give him his own tartan.

As for Obamacare, here's an interesting article on how it's working in Kentucky.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40485357

However - they can't afford health insurance, but seem to do fine feeding their drug habits.

"The future generations of Letcher County are in peril and decisions taken 500 miles away in Washington could have a profound impact. One of the most controversial is how to fund treatment for the opioid addiction which touches nearly every household here?"
But surely this "opoid epidemic" is mostly the result of over prescription and over use of prescription drugs?
So the cost for the people is generally not so high as with illegal drugs.
Of course depression is the main driver for taking these.

President Donald Trump campaigned across the country promising to fix the opioid crisis but so far there is little evidence of this.
To be fair he set up a commission in May on this topic, led by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and with Democrat Gov. Roy Cooper of North Carolina, former Rep. Patrick Kennedy of Rhode Island, Republican Gov. Charlie Baker of Massachusetts, and Bertha K. Madras, a former deputy director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.

But whether the very significant funding needed to tackle this problem will be made available is not clear, certainly the draft Healthcare bill points in the opposite direction
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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.
Now the total of States refusing to provide all the data in the Trump administration's request for private voter information is up to 44!!

As I posted before there is no way the Voting Commission could perform their work so poorly; it must be deliberate to avoid a formal conclusion that there was no widespread voter fraud.

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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

"Trump: The Musical" Will it be an endless stream of tweets and chirps?

http://www.npr.org/sections/therecor...mp-the-musical
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One in the eye for Trump.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-...-fife-40494102

I bet Scotland won't give him his own tartan.

As for Obamacare, here's an interesting article on how it's working in Kentucky.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40485357

However - they can't afford health insurance, but seem to do fine feeding their drug habits.

"The future generations of Letcher County are in peril and decisions taken 500 miles away in Washington could have a profound impact. One of the most controversial is how to fund treatment for the opioid addiction which touches nearly every household here?"

I get that it is a national tragedy and a national embarassment but i still find it very difficult not to think 'you made your bed, now lie in it'. I know its cruel and not necassarily fair because they were lied to, but they voted for trump and must now live with trump.


It was patently clear to anyone with even a remedial understanding of how public health functions, that scrapping the ACA would mean people losing their (in some cases, critical) medical support.


If the ACA is scrapped, people will die because they will no longer have access to medicine, and they will most likely be people who voted for the people who want to scrap the ACA.


Politically illiterate people voted for a politically illiterate leader, run by a political party that doesnt care about them. The same people cannot now turn round and cry injustice.


They made their bed, they must now lie in it, even if, sadly, they will die in that bed.
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Now the total of States refusing to provide all the data in the Trump administration's request for private voter information is up to 44!!

As I posted before there is no way the Voting Commission could perform their work so poorly; it must be deliberate to avoid a formal conclusion that there was no widespread voter fraud.

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No its simpler then that.


The committee is just incompetent, with a flawed purpose, and no understanding of how information security works.


Its not that difficult to understand.
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I get that it is a national tragedy and a national embarassment but i still find it very difficult not to think 'you made your bed, now lie in it'. I know its cruel and not necassarily fair because they were lied to, but they voted for trump and must now live with trump.


It was patently clear to anyone with even a remedial understanding of how public health functions, that scrapping the ACA would mean people losing their (in some cases, critical) medical support.


If the ACA is scrapped, people will die because they will no longer have access to medicine, and they will most likely be people who voted for the people who want to scrap the ACA.


Politically illiterate people voted for a politically illiterate leader, run by a political party that doesnt care about them. The same people cannot now turn round and cry injustice.


They made their bed, they must now lie in it, even if, sadly, they will die in that bed.
I kind of see your point, but I'm not sure the punishment for stupidity (likely the fault of the educational system and bad parenting, i.e. not necessarily the afflicted's fault) should be death.
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They made their bed, they must now lie in it, even if, sadly, they will die in that bed.
And sadly, they will die still blaming Obamacare.

Trump is Teflon with his base, nothing sticks to him.
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Politically illiterate people voted for a politically illiterate leader, run by a political party that doesnt care about them. The same people cannot now turn round and cry injustice.

They made their bed, they must now lie in it, even if, sadly, they will die in that bed.
I don't think people tend to admit when they've misjudged something like that, though. Especially politics. It's more likely they'll lash the Democrats or moderate Republicans for apparently screwing things up for Trump.

For die-hard Trumpsters, he could be defecating on a box of puppies in the Oval office and they'd lay the blame elsewhere.
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I don't think people tend to admit when they've misjudged something like that, though. Especially politics. It's more likely they'll lash the Democrats or moderate Republicans for apparently screwing things up for Trump.

For die-hard Trumpsters, he could be defecating on a box of puppies in the Oval office and they'd lay the blame elsewhere.


Wont matter. Alot of them will die before they get the chance to admit they were wrong.


Sad, but predictable.
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