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That's the level of illness that the Trump haters have got to, he can't even pay tribute to someone's death without receiving criticism for it.
I think the only real criticism is clearly it was written for him, so not particularly heartfelt and opening up with her being his employee on occasions is a little bit mealy mouthed. Aside from that, it was not worthy of any real criticism - Trump is not a statesman and struggles to read, we know this, and we shouldn't condemn him for it too much, especially when he's trying to read something nice.
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That's the level of illness that the Trump haters have got to, he can't even pay tribute to someone's death without receiving criticism for it.
More a case of "could do better, must try harder"

Take a look at the Obama's tribute I posted earlier
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More a case of "could do better, must try harder"

Take a look at the Obama's tribute I posted earlier
Eulogising over the latest celebrity death is a competition now, who knew?
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In speaking with some of the world’s top business leaders I asked what it is that would make business (jobs) even better in the U.S. “Stop quarterly reporting & go to a six month system,” said one. That would allow greater flexibility & save money. I have asked the SEC to study!

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Sounds like a "go and play with your toys, we are busy" sort of comment!
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More a case of "could do better, must try harder"

Take a look at the Obama's tribute I posted earlier
Well, comparing Obama's communication skills with Trump's is kind of unfair. Plus we always mock Trump about comparing himself with Obama .... oh, hang on
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Eulogising over the latest celebrity death is a competition now, who knew?
Have you been on the internet before?

No doubt in the days to come with shall find out that his was her bigliest tribute, many people have told him so, even blacks.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

"Through your actions, you have embarrassed us in the eyes of our children, humiliated us on the world stage and, worst of all, divided us as a nation,"
- Retired Adm. William McRaven from an open letter to Spanky


Surely not even Spankys fans can criticise or support criticism of this guy, and on a side note, this guy is the reason I make my bed in the morning.
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That's the level of illness that the Trump haters have got to, he can't even pay tribute to someone's death without receiving criticism for it.
You've got a few redundant words in there. Here, let me help you:

That's the level of illness that the Trump haters have got to, he can't even pay tribute to someone's death.

(You could simplify it even further to "he can't even read".)
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No doubt in the days to come with shall find out that his was her bigliest tribute, many people have told him so, even blacks.
EF is a lot more fun without the emoticons. It's like watching comedy without the annoying clapping in the audio line.

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"Through your actions, you have embarrassed us in the eyes of our children, humiliated us on the world stage and, worst of all, divided us as a nation,"
- Retired Adm. William McRaven from an open letter to Spanky


Surely not even Spankys fans can criticise or support criticism of this guy, and on a side note, this guy is the reason I make my bed in the morning.
Could you elaborate for the non-US?

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You've got a few redundant words in there. Here, let me help you:

That's the level of illness that the Trump haters have got to, he can't even pay tribute to someone's death.

(You could simplify it even further to "he can't even read".)
His own will be wonderful. I'm sure he already wrote it, in those lovely, big letters of his.
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EF is a lot more fun without the emoticons.
Hear, hear!!! That's long been a bugbear of mine.
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EF is a lot more fun without the emoticons. It's like watching comedy without the annoying clapping in the audio line.
Hear hear, and often used as a substitute for making a meaningful point.


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Could you elaborate for the non-US?

McRaven did an excellent commencement speech at the University of Texas in 2014, one of the points he made was, and I paraphrase, "make your bed and make it well, because no matter what happens that day, or what goes wrong, at least you achieved something no matter how small and at the end of the day, if you get to go home you go home to a well made bed"


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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Could be right about one thing!

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/tr...ffs-2018-08-15
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interesting article in 20 Min (in German): https://www.20min.ch/ausland/news/st...rends-28459190
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interesting article in 20 Min (in German): https://www.20min.ch/ausland/news/st...rends-28459190
Interesting article but dubious on facts!

It states "At the last NATO summit in Brussels , Member States pledged to speed up the agreed two percent share of gross national product for defense. "
This is completely untrue; Trump claimed this speed up but the official NATO meeting report said nothing was changed?

It states " the US is now exploiting its wealth of fossil resources. Because they promote natural gas on a large scale, they reduce their CO2 emissions faster than most European countries " but there is not one piece of evidence that the US has reduced CO2 emissions in Trump's time by using natural gas and this ignores Trump's efforts to replace natural gas with coal.

It also claims there was no economic growth under Obama versus Trump; the Washington Post refutes this here

It is an opinion piece so represents someones opinions which is OK but it does not provide any facts to support those opinions.
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Interesting article but dubious on facts!

It states "At the last NATO summit in Brussels , Member States pledged to speed up the agreed two percent share of gross national product for defense. "
This is completely untrue; Trump claimed this speed up but the official NATO meeting report said nothing was changed?.
Furthermore, the leaders at the summit cannot really decide that they will spend 2% on defense. In most (all?) of the NATO countries budgeting lies in the power of the parliament AND also the ratification of international agreements and treaties. There is simply no legally binding agreement to do so.
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Interesting court judgement today on the confidentiality and NDA agreements used by the Trump campaign.

One objective of the agreements is to force people involved into secret arbitration rather than a public hearing in a Court of law.

Today's judgement was these agreements only force people into arbitration for a very limited number of instances.

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This could have interesting consequences and implications for ongoing issues like for Stormy and Omarosa who may be able to have open public hearings instead of secret arbitration!
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In speaking with some of the world’s top business leaders I asked what it is that would make business (jobs) even better in the U.S. “Stop quarterly reporting & go to a six month system,” said one. That would allow greater flexibility & save money. I have asked the SEC to study!

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Hey, this is great news. It means that in the future business leaders will lie to us twice a year, rather than four times. This is a 50% reduction in lying. This is HUGE!
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It also claims there was no economic growth under Obama versus Trump; the Washington Post refutes this here
it doesn't claim that.

anyway, economic growth is barely something a president can influence. probably more a matter of luck.
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This is the sort of thing that happens when you label the Press as the enemy of the people!

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-novelist and playwright Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Seems Trump's rabble rousing is not only a problem for the media!

The judge in the tax and bank fraud trial against one-time Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort said Friday he’s been threatened over the case.
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it doesn't claim that.

anyway, economic growth is barely something a president can influence. probably more a matter of luck.
Afraid it does claim that economic growth does not arise from the Obama years, it quotes
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When the reality is the economy has been growing for at least the last 8 years and the Trump years are not the best years.
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