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Would Trump win again? Seems to depend on the candidate he's up against.

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Exactly depends on the candidate and what they can put together as a credible Dem's agenda. Currently both the Dems and the GOP seem to have the same problem that they are unable to get together and have a common view which makes it impossible to legislate!

It is a stupid situation today in the US "greatest democracy in the world". Opinion polls seem to be pretty united that Trump is the most unpopular President ever but in this two party system we have two parties who according to the same polls are even less popular than the President!

Really needs a Macron to come along and start a new party
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Addressing the National Assembly in Seoul on Wednesday, Trump said. “the Women's U.S. Open was held this year at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., and it just happened to be won by a great Korean golfer."

I expect he had a desk back stage selling Golf Club memberships
I was expecting you to say: "So that he could ogle the gals getting changed" .
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Big vote day for the Democrats, both Virginia and New Jersey gubernatorial races turned Democrats.
Also a big day for the Virginia House of Delegates where the Dems have massively reduced the Republican majority from 66 to 34 to around 52 to 48 with a couple of precincts not yet final. In previous elections the Dems best showing was to flip 5 seats
Dems are now claiming 50 seats in the Virginia House of Delegates meaning 50:50 with the GOP, stunning result if true! Some results are very close so there could be as many as five or six recounts before the final figures are known

Most people were expecting the Dems to win four or five seats at most!
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Old 08.11.2017, 19:36
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

The federal judge overseeing the case against former Donald Trump campaign aides Paul Manafort and Rick Gates has issued a gag order in the case.

"In order to safeguard defendants' rights to a fair trial, and to ensure that the court has the ability to seat a jury that has not been tainted by pretrial publicity, all interested participants in the matter, including the parties, any potential witnesses, and counsel for the parties and the witnesses, are hereby ordered to refrain from making statements to the media or in public settings that pose a substantial likelihood of material prejudice to this case,"

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I do hope Trump will be able to resist tweeting about this case and so avoid contempt of court
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Merger plans put in doubt due to White House interference by the looks of it.

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-41919961

Somehow I doubt that if Fox News was involved there'd be any complaints.

Meanwhile:

"US 'loses 60% of career ambassadors' since January"

http://www.bbc.com/news/41921907

With the most telling comment at the end of the article:

"A year after President Donald Trump's election, there are no nominees for scores of unfilled senior posts at the Department of State, according to the tracker by the Washington Post and Partnership for Public Service.

Last week Mr Trump was asked about the vacancies at the US foreign affairs ministry.

"I'm the only one that matters," he replied."
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

What a difference a year makes!

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President Donald Trump lavished praise on China for the very trade practices he once lambasted as unfair during a remarkable morning session in Beijing.
It was a notable shift in tone from a President who was elected to office partly for his tough talk on holding other countries accountable for practices that disadvantage US workers
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Trump sought to bolster his image as a hard-nosed negotiator, announcing $250 billion in agreements between US companies and China.
Precise details of the agreements weren't immediately available and many are said to have been in the works long before Trump was elected.
The figures aren't expected to make a dent in the US trade deficit with China.
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Edit - the Trump campaign promise to label China as a "currency manipulator" has long gone!
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A year on, a time for reflection perhaps, I nearly cried with nostalgia at these pics, can you imagine the clown in residence showing the humanity captured in these pics. Half as much? 100th as much? it's unthinkable.


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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

So far 23 GOP House delegates have announced they will retire before the 2018 elections.

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Not yet a flood but ......
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So far 23 GOP House delegates have announced they will retire before the 2018 elections.

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Not yet a flood but ......
How can this be anything but terrible news? It just leaves the field clear for bannonites, no?
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How can this be anything but terrible news? It just leaves the field clear for bannonites, no?
That's the point. Democrats are much more likely to get elected when running against mini-Trumps than when running against more reasonable folk (or what passes for that in the modern GOP).

Of course we should not get too overexcited about the Virginia results, but the Democrat candidate was pretty lackluster and he won by a mile despite that. So .... Go Bannon, go! Pitch fork out them boring old GOP candidates.
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A year on, a time for reflection perhaps, I nearly cried with nostalgia at these pics, can you imagine the clown in residence showing the humanity captured in these pics. Half as much? 100th as much? it's unthinkable.


http://www.petesouza.com/gallery.htm...loadedNumber=0
I haven't clicked on the link: I presume they're pictures of drone attacks in Yemen and Pakistan and burning embassies?
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

I know it’s very unchic to state this here as cynicism is the standard format but I am the tiniest bit optimistic that perhaps people are waking up, and that some of the protests in January spurred on some activisim.
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I haven't clicked on the link: I presume they're pictures of drone attacks in Yemen and Pakistan and burning embassies?
No. Charming fotos of Obama in various domestic scenes.

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That's the point. Democrats are much more likely to get elected when running against mini-Trumps than when running against more reasonable folk (or what passes for that in the modern GOP).

Of course we should not get too overexcited about the Virginia results, but the Democrat candidate was pretty lackluster and he won by a mile despite that. So .... Go Bannon, go! Pitch fork out them boring old GOP candidates.
Looks like another Bannon success coming up

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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

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Donald J. Trump‏@realDonaldTrump

I don’t blame China, I blame the incompetence of past Admins for allowing China to take advantage of the U.S. on trade leading up to a point where the U.S. is losing $100's of billions.
How can you blame China for taking advantage of people that had no clue?
I would've done same!
3:39 PM - 9 Nov 2017
He is such a master of business ethics; a shining example to us all
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He is such a master of business ethics; a shining example to us all
Where does Trump get this idea that the US is "losing $100s of billions"? People in the US chose to use their money to purchase goods from China. They paid dollars and received goods in return. They lost nothing; they have goods in lieu of money. Alternatively, they could have paid much more money for similar goods made in the US. Then they would have lost money (compared to the buy Chinese situation)!

For some reason that I've mercifully forgotten, I bought a Trump brand suit many years ago. I still have it, down in the cellar. The "Italian Wool/Made in China" label really makes me laugh now.
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Where does Trump get this idea that the US is "losing $100s of billions"? People in the US chose to use their money to purchase goods from China. They paid dollars and received goods in return. They lost nothing; they have goods in lieu of money. Alternatively, they could have paid much more money for similar goods made in the US. Then they would have lost money (compared to the buy Chinese situation)!

For some reason that I've mercifully forgotten, I bought a Trump brand suit many years ago. I still have it, down in the cellar. The "Italian Wool/Made in China" label really makes me laugh now.
Clear that Trump does not understand what a trade deficit is, same as he demonstrated he did not understand how the NATO budget works when he gave Merkel a bill for "failed budget payments".

As mentioned before many GOP are leaving Congress, see graph below
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Strangely Obamacare enrollments are way up in Trump's first sign-up season, almost double in the first four days versus last year!
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Where does Trump get this idea that the US is "losing $100s of billions"? People in the US chose to use their money to purchase goods from China. They paid dollars and received goods in return. They lost nothing; they have goods in lieu of money. Alternatively, they could have paid much more money for similar goods made in the US. Then they would have lost money (compared to the buy Chinese situation)!

For some reason that I've mercifully forgotten, I bought a Trump brand suit many years ago. I still have it, down in the cellar. The "Italian Wool/Made in China" label really makes me laugh now.
Perhaps you ought to post a picture of it on his Twitter feed.
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Perhaps you ought to post a picture of it on his Twitter feed.
No need to post mine... there are plenty of images already on the net:







And those pesky Mexicans are OK, as long as they stay at home sewing Trump clothes and don't try to send their rapists over the border:



For some bonus xenophobe points, here's a more exotic touch:



Nothing says "trustworthy leader of the free world" like raging hypocrisy!
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