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Old 20.01.2018, 12:16
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You’ve got to hand it to Trump. He did say he’d run the US Government like one of his businesses. It’s only taken him a year to shut it down.
#TrumpShutdown is the Top Twitter trend worldwide now and for the last 9 hours.

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#SchumerShutdown has not reached the top 10.
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Old 20.01.2018, 12:22
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#TrumpShutdown is the Top Twitter trend worldwide now and for the last 9 hours.

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#SchumerShutdown has not reached the top 10.
Trump has said numerous times he thinks a shutdown would be good, so it's hard to pin this one completely on the Dems.

I also think passing the budget is going to get more challenging over the next 3 years with the tax cuts that they've passed. The funding has to come from somewhere, and it's unlikely the cuts will stimulate the economy enough to completely offset the loss of revenue. If they dare to cut Medicare and Social Security to reduce spending the Rs will lose big in the next elections.
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Old 20.01.2018, 13:17
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#TrumpShutdown is the Top Twitter trend worldwide now and for the last 9 hours.

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#SchumerShutdown has not reached the top 10.
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It's funny how Trump's attention seeking style of administration is attracting a spotlight to every aspect of his term. If he'd shut his big fat orange gob and get on with things without all the antics, frou-frou and fuss, this shutdown would probably not have attracted any more attention than the one in 2013 under Obama.
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Old 20.01.2018, 13:35
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Grammar matters or editorial truth, who knows? But apparently if he cut down on the MacDs he would live till he was 200, lets club together and send him some happy meals, while he's in Davos.
Im sure these people did not expect to increase turn-over during the WEF
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Old 20.01.2018, 15:32
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Trump has said numerous times he thinks a shutdown would be good, so it's hard to pin this one completely on the Dems.

I also think passing the budget is going to get more challenging over the next 3 years with the tax cuts that they've passed. The funding has to come from somewhere, and it's unlikely the cuts will stimulate the economy enough to completely offset the loss of revenue. If they dare to cut Medicare and Social Security to reduce spending the Rs will lose big in the next elections.
Trump provoked this shutdown with his unilateral announcement on ending DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals system that protected young undocumented immigrants who came to the US as children from deportation) as part of his policy on reversing Obama decisions.
Of course some of his tweets last week also confused the situation and left the GOP Senate leader McConnel saying he does not know what Trump would approve.

Without 60 votes in Senate Trump needs diplomacy, a better approach would have been to call a bipartisan meeting to agree the best way forward for DACA.

I am sure history will label Trump's DACA decision as unwise.

Meanwhile VP Pence has flown off to the Middle East.

According to the White House presidential agenda Trump flew off to Florida yesterday; I assume they forgot to update it?

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According to the White House presidential agenda Trump flew off to Florida yesterday; I assume they forgot to update it?

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They probably stopped paying the employee that does the updating...
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Old 20.01.2018, 16:11
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

With a shut-down like this, the governmental employees are told to stay home. I read.
The Air Force One pilot, CIA etc. are governemental employees.

That would mean, Trump can not come to Switzerland?
What a wonderful timing this would be. And Berset could even pretend, he's sooo disappointed
(As I learnt last night, some Swiss want him to stay away from Trump, I personally don't care yet am curious who will end up looking the fool)
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With a shut-down like this, the governmental employees are told to stay home. I read.
The Air Force One pilot, CIA etc. are governemental employees.

That would mean, Trump can not come to Switzerland?
What a wonderful timing this would be. And Berset could even pretend, he's sooo disappointed
(As I learnt last night, some Swiss want him to stay away from Trump, I personally don't care yet am curious who will end up looking the fool)


The shutdown excludes the POTUS and his staff.

He can still move around, even in AirForce One. But it's difficult to say if he has the balls to travel to Davos.
Though, given the preparations, I would assume a lot of the money has already been spent.

This all makes one realize just how simple life is here.

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https://www.thelocal.ch/20140904/bur...ney-goes-viral
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Old 20.01.2018, 17:15
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With a shut-down like this, the governmental employees are told to stay home. I read.
The Air Force One pilot, CIA etc. are governemental employees.

That would mean, Trump can not come to Switzerland?
What a wonderful timing this would be. And Berset could even pretend, he's sooo disappointed
(As I learnt last night, some Swiss want him to stay away from Trump, I personally don't care yet am curious who will end up looking the fool)
Wouldn‘t it be a marvellous incentive if the security detail was the first thing to be suspended in such situations. How's them apples, Donnie?
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Old 20.01.2018, 17:20
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The shutdown excludes the POTUS and his staff.

He can still move around, even in AirForce One. But it's difficult to say if he has the balls to travel to Davos.
Though, given the preparations, I would assume a lot of the money has already been spent.

This all makes one realize just how simple life is here.

Remember?

https://www.thelocal.ch/20140904/bur...ney-goes-viral
I suppose Trump can claim this as a win! This is the first real government shutdown under one-party government, ever
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Old 20.01.2018, 17:34
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I suppose Trump can claim this as a win! This is the first real government shutdown under one-party government, ever
he has trolled both US political establishment and foreign politics with the WEF at the same time.
a true trolling masterpiece.
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Old 20.01.2018, 17:39
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Grammar matters or editorial truth, who knows? But apparently if he cut down on the MacDs he would live till he was 200, lets club together and send him some happy meals, while he's in Davos.

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What BS! It is not possible for trump to have heart problem . He has no HEART
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Old 20.01.2018, 18:56
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he has trolled both US political establishment and foreign politics with the WEF at the same time.
a true trolling masterpiece.
Hard to know what he has for an objective.

The GOP and the White House tried to counter the top trending #TrumpShutdown hashtag worldwide with the hashtag #SchumerShutdown.

Then Trump weighed in with a new hashtag #DemocratShutdown thus ensuring neither #DemocratShutdown nor #SchumerShutdown would ever be top trending.
Masterpiece

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Old 20.01.2018, 23:51
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

I keep on saying it, but you’ll miss him when he’s gone!

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https://mobile.twitter.com/matthewcp...40079336972289

If Matthew Pinsent didn’t already have a knighthood I’d say he deserves one for this.
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I keep on saying it, but you’ll miss him when he’s gone!
And I keep saying that you're Melania's stunt double... the one with the big shades and stubbly top lip who keeps batting his hand out of the way in case he tries to grab you by the pussy and freaks out when your crown jewels get trapped between his stumpy chump fingers.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Trump has to do something that people will remember him by.
Like the Trump Tower he wants the Trump Wall......and nothing will stop him to try and get this. He's like a child that wants something and goes crazy until he gets it.
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It's funny how Trump's attention seeking style of administration is attracting a spotlight to every aspect of his term. If he'd shut his big fat orange gob and get on with things without all the antics, frou-frou and fuss, this shutdown would probably not have attracted any more attention than the one in 2013 under Obama.
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Old 21.01.2018, 10:04
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I keep on saying it, but you’ll miss him when he’s gone!
Mm, Dubya was bad enough, thanks. Ftw: Idiocracy was on Film4 on Friday night - if replay is an option it‘s a good alternative to EF.

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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Getting nasty now.

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She even called him "cadet bone spurs"
And also said "If you cared about our military, you'd stop baiting Kim Jong Un into a war that could put 85,000 American troops, and millions of innocent civilians, in danger."
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