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Old 25.09.2017, 17:46
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...olted-election

weiner to prison. 21 months seems a bit low but perhaps he will get the "chomo" treatment?
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Old 25.09.2017, 17:54
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weiner to prison. 21 months seems a bit low but perhaps he will get the "chomo" treatment?
Did Hillary remember to include Weiner in her list of those responsible for her defeat? So many to include.
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Old 25.09.2017, 18:16
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Did Hillary remember to include Weiner in her list of those responsible for her defeat? So many to include.
im sure she did. or at least weiner -> comey -> lose.
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Old 25.09.2017, 20:25
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  • Trump's travel ban is sitting in the Supreme Court in-tray.
  • The Obamacare repeal/replacement Bill has so little support they cannot even name a date for a vote in the Senate.
  • Not one spade has touched the ground to start Trump's Mexican wall
  • Xi and Putin are running circles around Trump
  • After 160 days in office Trump has kept less than 9% of his campaign promises.
  • US is no longer the leader of G20 or Climate Change
  • Economy seems to be stalling (a strong job market and rising consumer confidence, but lower automotive and retail sales, and low overall consumer spending.)
  • Trump’s planned tax reform is stalled in Congress,
  • Trump's plans for massive infrastructure spending also stalled
  • US GDP is around 1.4%; along way from the 3 to 4% promised by Trump.

Is that enough?
Trump's travel ban is no longer sitting in the Supreme Court in-tray. After the announcement of a new travel ban last weekend the Supreme Court cancelled the hearing planned for October 10th and asked the parties to start again.
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Other wise not much change from my quote;
  • The Obamacare repeal/replacement Bill has little support.
  • Not one spade has touched the ground to start Trump's Mexican wall
  • After over 200 days in office Trump has still kept less than 9% of his campaign promises.
  • US is no longer the leader of G20 or Climate Change
  • Trump’s planned tax reform is stalled in Congress,
  • Trump's plans for massive infrastructure spending also stalled
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Trump should be on the street shoveling shit!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=o2IHA64Clbs
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He's not an utter imbecile; just a poorly educated, borderline illiterate, mentally unstable, poor businessman who has none of the qualities or capabilities to run the United States.
Borderline illiterate? You are of course free to keep ignoring reality.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/...26223684931585
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

"He's not an utter imbecile; just a poorly educated, borderline illiterate, mentally unstable, poor businessman who has none of the qualities or capabilities to run the United States."

Sounds perfect as a president for USA
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Old 26.09.2017, 11:29
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Borderline illiterate? You are of course free to keep ignoring reality.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/...26223684931585
And your point is?

Do you really believe that Trump wrote that tweet all by himself? Have you seen him attempt to read speeches off the autocue? Seen, or heard, how he can't manage the four syllables of "Namibia"? Heard him talk about "those who preach the tenants (sic) of these discredited ideologies ..."? Read his tweets where he confuses "they're", "their" and "there", like a backward 4th-grader?

I've given you just a smattering of the thousands of examples of his atrociously poor English vocabulary, spelling, grammar and pronunciation. But go ahead, keep believing that Trump is an intellectual powerhouse, if that makes you feel safer.

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Old 26.09.2017, 11:48
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Yes, that's just how every literate person spells the possessive form of the genderless singular third person possessive determiner.

Nice unnecessary and incorrect use of capitalisation, too.
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Old 26.09.2017, 11:52
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Proof of the bad education system in USA
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And your point is?

Do you really believe that Trump wrote that tweet all by himself? Have you seen him attempt to read speeches off the autocue? Seen, or heard, how he can't manage the four syllables of "Namibia"? Heard him talk about "those who preach the tenants (sic) of these discredited ideologies ..."? Read his tweets where he confuses "they're", "their" and "there", like a backward 4th-grader?

I've given you just a smattering of the thousands of examples of his atrociously poor English vocabulary, spelling, grammar and pronunciation. But go ahead, keep believing that Trump is an intellectual powehouse, if that makes you feel safer.
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And your point is?
Watch the presentation.

If your definition of literacy is the correct use of they're/their/there and its/it's you use a rather weird approach.
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Old 26.09.2017, 13:14
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Watch the presentation.

If your definition of literacy is the correct use of they're/their/there and its/it's you use a rather weird approach.
Among many, many other Trump failings...

Literacy is the ability to read and write. Trump cannot do either proficiently and accurately -- certainly not at the standard expected of the head of any government. Hence my assessment that he is borderline illiterate.

By the way, I watched the video that was linked in the tweet you posted. Trump can barely read the English written on the paper in front of him, stumbling over the simplest words, proving my point. So, what's your point, again?
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Old 26.09.2017, 13:56
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

I don't really think studying Trumps spelling/speaking mistakes in details (the correct use of they're/their/there and its/it's ...... capitalisation etc.) is worth the effort/necessary.

It is very clear after all this time that his vocabulary is extremly limited.
Nobody can read a text he/she doesn't understand fluently, which besides the fact that he probably has problems reading is the main reason he can't either.

Now, if he were a brilliant mind with a few flaws as mentioned above or if he had sophisticated political abilities, all the above could be compensated by his team.
But this is not the case. He' a very simple creature who might be a bum in the streets if it wern't for his family and his money .

He's a babbler who often gives me the impression that he is startled the most that people even listen to him!
If it wern't so darn tragic it would be hilarious.
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Old 26.09.2017, 14:04
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He's a babbler who often gives me the impression that he is startled the most that people even listen to him!
If it wern't so darn tragic it would be hilarious.
His language seems to be dumbed down and deliberate, though. He pierces straight through to his core support.

I agree he lacks eloquence, unless of course he is maintaining his act regardless of whether he is addressing the faithful at his rallies, the press or a group of congressmen.
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His language seems to be dumbed down and deliberate, though. He pierces straight through to his core support.

I agree he lacks eloquence, unless of course he is maintaining his act regardless of whether he is addressing the faithful at his rallies, the press or a group of congressmen.
I don't think his language is an act. That would be too difficult to maintain, and it would just be a matter of time until he is caught off guard or secretrly filmed being eloquent.

But his provocation definitely is an act. He even admits this. The art of the deal and all that.
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I don't think his language is an act. That would be too difficult to maintain, and it would just be a matter of time until he is caught off guard or secretly filmed being eloquent.
Bit off-topic but... the world is fccked up, isn't it.
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He's a babbler who often gives me the impression that he is startled the most that people even listen to him!
If it wern't so darn tragic it would be hilarious.
He seems pretty confident to me and not at all startled. IMO, you described Bush jr..
(re. Trump - he might not be a model of eloquence, but a "bum" in the street? I, for one, have difficulties to imagine what other people might or might not be under different circumstances)
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... and it would just be a matter of time until he is caught off guard or secretrly filmed being eloquent.
He's never used a huge volcabulary, but he always appeared to be more on that ball in his 30's and 40's. He most likely had training for 'The Apprentice', and was told to slow down and modify his normal NYC wise guy persona, and he's years to become accustomed to playing that role.

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Proof of the bad education system in USA
Bad education that turned the USA into the greatest nation in the world, with the best universities and the most impressive innovations.
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He seems pretty confident to me and not at all startled. IMO, you described Bush jr..
Bush Jr was a dyslexic. Dyslexics often struggle with and confuse words, which is why sometimes, in Bush's case, he said things that were involunatirly hilarious. But even if dyslexics sometimes say things that make them sound stupid, they are not necessarily stupid.

There were lots of valid things to criticize Bush Jr on, and I am definitely no friend of his. But mocking his speech as many did was unfair. Almost like mocking a handicapped person.
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