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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Would the same people that complain that Trump mainly communicates via Twitter be the same ones that make a huge event of piece of paper stuck to a shoe?

It's a mad world.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

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He's worse than his own parody. Nobody would have dreamed that scenario up in a million years.
It was probably a secret message from an admirer?

Actually I thought he looked quite old and tired when he waved at the top of the stairs?

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Now we could start an endless debate about whether it was a genuine error or whether there are people in Trump's campaign who are keen to make him look stupid
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Actually I thought he looked quite old and tired when he waved at the top of the stairs?
He had every reason to, that devilish staircase has 16.5 steps!

As for the mail, I kinda doubt it was sent by Trump himself.
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Sorry Spanky, better luck next time!
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Aah, Coorsable deniability.
You can get drunk on Coors? Who would have known that?
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You can get drunk on Coors? Who would have known that?
Anyone that went to school in Golden, Colorado?

Also I couldn't resist sharing, because these commercials were so bad they were good:

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Would the same people that complain that Trump mainly communicates via Twitter be the same ones that make a huge event of piece of paper stuck to a shoe?

It's a mad world.
You are fake shoes.
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Just out: 3.7% Unemployment is the lowest number since 1969!
True, very good number.

But unfortunately for Trump despite his tariffs and trade war the US trade deficit is widening, certainly imports are falling but exports are falling faster.

The U.S. international trade deficit widened in August, rising 6.4 percent to $53.2 billion which, as Trump likes to compare with Obama, is higher than in any month in Obama's time in power.
https://bankingjournal.aba.com/2018/...ent-in-august/

In fact, under Obama the U.S. trade deficit shrunk by nearly 29 percent.
https://www.factcheck.org/2017/09/obamas-final-numbers/


Comparing January through July of this year with the same six-month period in 2017, the trade deficit is up by $22 billion (c.f. comparing Trump to Trump).
And it’s up $49.4 billion from the first six months of 2016 (c.f. comparing Trump with Obama)..
https://www.factcheck.org/2018/09/facts-on-trade/

A number of experts claim Trump's tariffs and trade war will hit exports and that seems to be happening.
Basically two reasons for this, firstly retaliatory tariffs by other countries and secondly tariffs on US imports cause costs to rise on the goods that US wants to export.
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It's almost like you can temporarily create more jobs by massively overspending on everything and taking in fewer taxes from big companies.

It's totally sustainable though, right? RIGHT? They are the party of fiscal responsibility, after all.
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Brett Kavanaugh cleared a key hurdle on Friday as Senate Republican aim to confirm him to the Supreme Court this weekend.

Senators voted 51-49 to end debate on Kavanaugh’s nomination, setting up a final vote to confirm Kavanaugh for Saturday afternoon.

Surprisingly this was not entirely a vote on strict party lines.

Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) was the only Democrat to vote yes.

Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) voted against advancing the nomination, the only Republican to vote no.

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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Friday so far:
Trump nearly won the Nobel Prize
Lowest US unemployment since 1969
People discussing toilet paper
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You can get drunk on Coors? Who would have known that?
Coors is like making love in a canoe.
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True, very good number.

But unfortunately for Trump despite his tariffs and trade war the US trade deficit is widening, certainly imports are falling but exports are falling faster.

The U.S. international trade deficit widened in August, rising 6.4 percent to $53.2 billion which, as Trump likes to compare with Obama, is higher than in any month in Obama's time in power.
https://bankingjournal.aba.com/2018/...ent-in-august/

In fact, under Obama the U.S. trade deficit shrunk by nearly 29 percent.
https://www.factcheck.org/2017/09/obamas-final-numbers/


Comparing January through July of this year with the same six-month period in 2017, the trade deficit is up by $22 billion (c.f. comparing Trump to Trump).
And it’s up $49.4 billion from the first six months of 2016 (c.f. comparing Trump with Obama)..
https://www.factcheck.org/2018/09/facts-on-trade/

A number of experts claim Trump's tariffs and trade war will hit exports and that seems to be happening.
Basically two reasons for this, firstly retaliatory tariffs by other countries and secondly tariffs on US imports cause costs to rise on the goods that US wants to export.
Third reason. Many people in other countries are beginning to boycott US branded products. Coca Cola and Coors are off my shopping list.
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Friday so far:
Trump nearly won the Nobel Prize
Lowest US unemployment since 1969
People discussing toilet paper
US Trade deficit higher in August 2018 than in any month under Obama
US Debt highest ever, $21.52 trillion on September 28 according to the US Treasury
ftfy, it is like maxing out your credit cards and saying "see how much money I have"
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ftfy, it is like maxing out your credit cards, saying "see how much money I have" and print the money to pay your credit card bill
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Third reason. Many people in other countries are beginning to boycott US branded products. Coca Cola and Coors are off my shopping list.
Wow, two products. That will bring them to their knees.
At least I was consequent for decades about South African products.

But I guess in the 21st century you deserve a pat on your shoulder for those two products.
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Wow, two products. That will bring them to their knees.
At least I was consequent for decades about South African products.

But I guess in the 21st century you deserve a pat on your shoulder for those two products.
I was also consequent for decades about South African products.

But when I see SA today I wonder if I did the correct thing?

I also supported Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma/Myanmar but.....
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He had every reason to, that devilish staircase has 16.5 steps!

As for the mail, I kinda doubt it was sent by Trump himself.
Not so many. It was a B757, not a B747.
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My experience is that works OK so long as the canoe is on dry land
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I was also consequent for decades about South African products.

But when I see SA today I wonder if I did the correct thing?

I also supported Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma/Myanmar but.....
Well, I know I did.

But I don't do these things to influence political parties etc. (I think I keep making it very clear that people should stop telling other peoples (Völker) how to run their countries ). I did it solely about apartheid. Aparheid was not politics, it was a fundemental iniquity and therefore everybody's business.

To lead back to the Trump thread: I would never demonstrate against Trump, I won't even boycott American products. They gotta know what thy're doing, I can have an opinion but absolutely no right to demand or even try to demand them to change their ways.
What I can do is stay away from the US, which at one point I decided to do and stuck to it up until now.
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