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Old 05.11.2017, 11:37
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

He's still a hero for some!!!!

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Read it all here: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/mi...ill-2017-11-01
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Was speaking with a couple of Swiss friends yesterday who also have this view.

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.........I still have loads of friends who truly think Trump is fantastic and he's going to fix everything.
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Was speaking with a couple of Swiss friends yesterday who also have this view.
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Trump was voted in on Nov 8 so he is almost a quarter of the way into his first term without any major legislation that supports his agenda.
Many executive orders, of course, but as Trump demonstrated the next President can easily reverse executive orders so for a lasting effect you need legislation.

In some ways one can almost feel sorry for Trump! I once read an interview (cannot find it now ) where he said something like "The GOP had been talking for years about replacing Obamacare so I was anticipating such a bill to be on my desk in the Oval Office after just a few days".

Of course Obamacare does have its flaws but the GOP proved to be unable to offer an alternative that did not throw millions out of protection which some found to be too high a price to pay.

Now we see the negotiations beginning on tax reform. Clearly there is not yet strong unity within the GOP on the details.
There is a strong driver for the GOP to pass some major legislation before the 2018 mid terms despite the facts that polls show most Americans are not interested in tax reform and the GOP will have to swallow increasing the deficit by at least 1.5 Trillion which means the death of one of their sacred cows!

Then there is the issue that Congressmen are voted in by the States so they have a strong incentive to keep any existing tax deductions which are important for their States.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Congress released some of the Facebook social media ads paid for by Russia to influence the Presidential election, they are here!

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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

I have to laugh my ass off right now..

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/20...orea-missiles/
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Congress released some of the Facebook social media ads paid for by Russia to influence the Presidential election, they are here!

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It seems to me that every other Facebook post or Tweet I read is telling me that Trump is the Antichrist. And yet Russia backed pro-Trump ads are supposed to have swayed the election
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Meanwhile, the truth about HRC dirty deeds comes out:

https://www.politico.com/magazine/st...ks-2016-215774

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Meanwhile, the truth about HRC dirty deeds comes out:

https://www.politico.com/magazine/st...ks-2016-215774

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So what?
Nothing criminal or illegal?

Are you really so naive that you are surprised when politicians behave like this?

They are all the same

Even Donna Brazile who is simply promoting her book to be released Tuesday next; or maybe she also has designs on higher office?
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It seems to me that every other Facebook post or Tweet I read is telling me that Trump is the Antichrist. And yet Russia backed pro-Trump ads are supposed to have swayed the election
You need to get out more?

As you are not a US located or registered voter then Facebook and Twitter have not targeted you.

Come on, do get with it!

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It seems to me that every other Facebook post or Tweet I read is telling me that Trump is the Antichrist. And yet Russia backed pro-Trump ads are supposed to have swayed the election
Because you're in Europe, so not the target audience.

I don't think Trump is the Antichrist, because lets face it...the Antichrist would have better hair However, a long standing friend and former colleague, who is a lifelong Democrat, has been having some testing debates on FB with his son who voted Trump. The stuff his son shares is unlike anything I've seen on European newsfeeds. I'm sure you'll have seen ads in the positive comments on Trumps tweets.

Trump's the braggart, new boy in school and everyone's turned their back on him. Government is in business as usual mode without any strong leadership. The problem is, whilst government is in maintenance mode, the President is being regressive. He reverted to type incredibly quickly into his administration. He went from claiming he could run his business empire and the Presidency at the same time, to being a Mon-Fri President.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

The Republican tax bill unveiled last week in the U.S. Congress could disrupt the global supply chains of large, multinational companies by slapping a 20-percent tax on cross-border transactions they routinely make between related business units.

Some say the proposal could run afoul of international tax treaties, the World Trade Organization and other global standards that forbid the double taxation of profits if the new tax did not account for income taxes paid in other countries.

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Wonder what else is in the small print.

Depending on how it is worded it could add a 20% cost increase to many imports!
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

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Donald J. Trump‏@realDonaldTrump Nov 3

The rigged Dem Primary, one of the biggest political stories in years, got ZERO coverage on Fake News Network TV last night. Disgraceful!

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Donna Brazile, the former interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, said Sunday she found "no evidence" that the 2016 Democratic primary was rigged in favor of eventual nominee Hillary Clinton, seemingly walking back her recent stinging criticisms of the electoral process.

"I found no evidence, none whatsoever" that the primaries were rigged, Brazile said during a Sunday appearance on ABC.
Seems the Dems dug a trap for Trump that he jumped right into
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Federal investigators have gathered enough evidence to bring charges in their investigation of President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, and his son as part of the probe into Russia's intervention in the 2016 election.

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Surely Mueller will not indicte Flynn while Trump is in Asia
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And ruin his holibobs? Nah! He couldn't be so mean...
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Another poll;
What amazes me is that 37% do approve!
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

The 26.3 % on EF is mind-boggling enough
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross failed to disclose shared business interests with Russian President Vladimir Putin's family, according to documents obtained by several news organizations.

The documents show that Ross still has interest in Navigator Holdings, which was partially owned by his investment company. Putin's son-in-law, as well as other members of the president's inner circle.

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Another poll
Some other unforgettable polls from this time last year:

NY Times: Hillary Clinton has an 85% chance to win.

Reuters: Clinton has 90 percent chance of winning
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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross failed to disclose shared business interests with Russian President Vladimir Putin's family, according to documents obtained by several news organizations.

The documents show that Ross still has interest in Navigator Holdings, which was partially owned by his investment company. Putin's son-in-law, as well as other members of the president's inner circle.

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Seems this is just a small part of the latest analysis of the Panama Papers;
  • Millions of pounds from the Queen’s private estate has been invested in a Cayman Islands fund
  • Extensive offshore dealings by Donald Trump’s cabinet members, advisers and donors
  • Gary Cohn
  • Rex Tillerson
  • Steven Mnuchin
  • Randal Quarles
  • Jon Huntsman
  • Kenneth Juster
  • Carl Icahn
  • Tom Barrack
  • Ben Carson
  • Twitter and Facebook received hundreds of millions of dollars in investments that can be traced back to Russian state financial institutions.

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