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Trump is not the only one claiming that this is the longest bull run. Neither did he claim the success for it in his tweet: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/...58618576900096

It's just about what you want to believe.
I believe that Trump has presided over not only 17% of a long bull run that's not the longest in the history of the stock market, but also a 20% jump in the US federal deficit. Awesome! MAGA!
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The truth in Trumps ear grab!!

The ear grab can be use not only at the conclusion of the lies of others, but also at the conclusion of our own lies as well, and this is why it is referred to as a gesture that shows a desire to “hear no evil.” The gesture used at the conclusion of our own lies serves to reduce what is called “cognitive dissonance” which is the uncomfortable feeling that comes from holding two contradictory ideas simultaneously. For example, a used car salesman might talk about the quality of a certain car, than pull on his ear lobe, or more subtly, he might be found rubbing the edge of the ear, indicating that what he has just said is untrue. In this case, cognitive dissonance stems from the telling of a lie which is inherently bad, while a person feels that they are inherently good (it might seem odd, but everyone feels they are inherently good, even murders justify their actions). So lie tellers bridge their bad thoughts due to cognitive dissonance with the ear grab, until they have time to justify the lie to themselves. Therefore, it is the pain of the dissonance that causes the ear grab in liars.

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Old 23.08.2018, 21:17
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That probably makes me a liar, too. Each time I also stick in my ear bud.

You realise he's putting in an earpiece, don't you?
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You realise he's putting in an earpiece, don't you?
I thought he was winding up his clockwork brain.
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That probably makes me a liar, too. Each time I also stick in my ear bud.

You realise he's putting in an earpiece, don't you?
Thats just a decoy. He's really pulling at his lobe
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I believe that Trump has presided over not only 17% of a long bull run that's not the longest in the history of the stock market, but also a 20% jump in the US federal deficit. Awesome! MAGA!
And we shouldn't forget that Obama needed 8 years for the long bull run, while Trump needed only 2. That's 4 times more efficient
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Old 23.08.2018, 22:11
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ObamaCare is more popular than the GOP tax law, according to a new Fox News poll.

The 2010 health-care law registered a 51 percent approval rating, compared with 40 percent for the 2017 Republican tax cuts, according to the survey released on Thursday.
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Must be true it is Fox News

Problem with the 2017 Republican tax cuts is they were mostly aimed at the 1% thus ensuring a good flow of donations for the mid terms.

Most people just had a small tax reduction which was soon wiped out by Obamacare price increases (Trump) by petrol price increases (Trump/Iran) and rising shop prices (Trump tariffs).
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The National Enquirer reportedly possessed a safe that contained damaging stories about President Trump that it had killed in the lead up to the 2016 presidential election.

Multiple people familiar with National Enquirer’s parent company, American Media Inc., told AP that the safe was "a great source of power" for National Enquirer publisher David Pecker.
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I assume Mueller now has access to this safe
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the safe was "a great source of power"
Could this be.... Trump's fifth Horcrux? Joining his tax returns, comb-over, Hollywood star, and Obama's birth certificate.
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You really think this whole thread has been about disbelief that Trump won? Not, perhaps, about chronicling what a stupefyingly appalling president he has been? I'm pretty sure there's even more than 764 pages of material available to keep this thread running.

Nobody doubts that Trump won. There's a lot of doubt that he won legitimately, and that will soon come to a head, courtesy of Mr Mueller, I'm sure. But the real story is the hourly slapstick cartoon show road crash that is the current presidency. Sadly for Trump, social and other media have made it possible to dig deeply into the goings-on at the White House and follow them every minute of the day, and it makes compelling viewing. That's what this thread is all about.

So, what's your view of Trump, Loz? Do you generally support him, or do you just want him to remain in office for the lolz?
I don't support Trump, but I do enjoy having him in the White House for the lolz. Whilst I don't support Trump, I respect him. When you consider what he was up against - the media, the political establishment, comedians, celebrities and he was able to come out and win the election.

Looking at his record so far, you can't say that he's been a particularly bad or a particularly good President. The opposition to him is 80% based on emotion. For this reason it's good having him in office.
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I don't support Trump, but I do enjoy having him in the White House for the lolz. Whilst I don't support Trump, I respect him. When you consider what he was up against - the media, the political establishment, comedians, celebrities and he was able to come out and win the election.

Looking at his record so far, you can't say that he's been a particularly bad or a particularly good President. The opposition to him is 80% based on emotion. For this reason it's good having him in office.
You support Trump and his actions, but it is a bit embarassing now, so you've decided to dial it back a bit. It's OK, we sympathise.
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You support Trump and his actions, but it is a bit embarassing now, so you've decided to dial it back a bit. It's OK, we sympathise.
I think many people were in love with the idea of Trump, his ideals, his rawness, the fact he was causing headaches on both sides of the political divide, the anticipation that it would shake everything up. Making a big meal of the hot topics.

The reality seems to be that he is just the next "all mouth and no action" type to fall off the conveyor belt. His bluster, showmanship and lack of social skills are his only USP now that all the other stuff has fallen away, and he's realising that this politicking-lark is much tougher after you've been elected.

The supporters were whipped up into such a non-returnable frenzy, it's hard to admit he's actually nothing special without losing face.

Speaking of which, what happened to Phos..?
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You support Trump and his actions, but it is a bit embarassing now, so you've decided to dial it back a bit. It's OK, we sympathise.
Embarrassment doesn't come into it. Supporting Brexit should be embarrassing according to many on here, but I still have my colours nailed firmly to that mast.

I support Trump's tax cuts and North Korean peace efforts. I don't support his trade tariffs or increases to military spending. Everything doesn't have to be black and white.
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Embarrassment doesn't come into it. Supporting Brexit should be embarrassing according to many on here, but I still have my colours nailed firmly to that mast.

I support Trump's tax cuts and North Korean peace efforts. I don't support his trade tariffs or increases to military spending. Everything doesn't have to be black and white.
Unfortunately, it really does. You can't have the rough without the smooth and defending his heinous deeds because you believe in some of his other policies puts you firmly in the supporter camp, whether you like it / admit it or not.

I would believe you took this somewhat nuanced stance, were it not for your championing of the puerile "I like it, because it annoys lefties" rhetoric, which is frankly pathetic.
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Unfortunately, it really does. You can't have the rough without the smooth and defending his heinous deeds because you believe in some of his other policies puts you firmly in the supporter camp, whether you like it / admit it or not.

I would believe you took this somewhat nuanced stance, were it not for your championing of the puerile "I like it, because it annoys lefties" rhetoric, which is frankly pathetic.
Ahhh, you’ve just admitted you’re a leftist. All is becoming clear now.
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Comprehension isn't strong in this one:

I would believe you took this somewhat nuanced stance, were it not for your championing of the puerile "I like it, because it annoys lefties" rhetoric, which is frankly pathetic.

That doesn't tell you if I'm a libertarian, libtard or librarian.
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Ahhh, you’ve just admitted you’re a leftist. All is becoming clear now.
To be fair, Trump's way probably annoys the tits off a hefty whack of right wingers, too, so I wouldn't give lefties ALL of the credit.
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Comprehension isn't strong in this one:

I would believe you took this somewhat nuanced stance, were it not for your championing of the puerile "I like it, because it annoys lefties" rhetoric, which is frankly pathetic.

That doesn't tell you if I'm a libertarian, libtard or librarian.
I was referring to this, which in a nutshell is how leftists think. I assume you were a supporter of Obama?

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Embarrassment doesn't come into it. Supporting Brexit should be embarrassing according to many on here, but I still have my colours nailed firmly to that mast.

I support Trump's tax cuts for the 1% and North Korean peace efforts failures. I don't support his trade tariffs or increases to military spending. Everything doesn't have to be black and white.
ftfy

Troubled times for Trump, I assume he is not sleeping well as there is only a 5 hour pause overnight between tweets.

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“Department of Justice will not be improperly influenced by political considerations.”
Jeff, this is GREAT, what everyone wants, so look into all of the corruption on the “other side” including deleted Emails, Comey lies & leaks, Mueller conflicts, McCabe, Strzok, Page, Ohr, FISA abuse, Christopher Steele & his phony and corrupt Dossier, the Clinton Foundation, illegal surveillance of Trump Campaign, Russian collusion by Dems - and so much more.
Open up the papers & documents without redaction?
Come on Jeff, you can do it, the country is waiting!.
Ironic that Trump so clearly demonstrates the political considerations that Sessions complains about.

BTW Christopher Steele defeated the defamation case against him and his dossier in a US court.

I have never seen any evidence that even one of the claims in Steele's has been disproved, anybody seen one?
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Troubled times for Trump, I assume he is not sleeping well as there is only a 5 hour pause overnight between tweets.
You should work on your presentation of facts.

I would present it as: Donald Trump and Winston Churchill have similar sleep routines
https://interestingengineering.com/h...ople-get-night
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