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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Trump tweeting about one of his closest ex-colleagues for many years, ex personal lawyer and ex company lawyer.
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“Michael Cohen asks judge for no Prison Time.”
You mean he can do all of the TERRIBLE, unrelated to Trump, things having to do with fraud, big loans, Taxis, etc., and not serve a long prison term?
He makes up stories to get a GREAT & ALREADY reduced deal for himself, and get his wife and father-in-law (who has the money?) off Scott Free.
He lied for this outcome and should, in my opinion, serve a full and complete sentence
Trump really knows how to inspire loyalty

Meanwhile Trump is tweeting about all the good trade deal things for the US that he has agreed with China but so far the Chinese public statements have not yet confirmed any of these

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Old 03.12.2018, 19:56
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Meanwhile Trump is tweeting about all the good trade deal things for the US that he has agreed with China but so far the Chinese public statements have not yet confirmed any of these
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Top White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow on Monday said he believes China agreed to lower tariffs on imported automobiles during trade talks with President Trump, but did not provide specifics about the supposed agreement.

"I believe that commitment was made," Kudlow told reporters. "That is my understanding. That is President Trump's understanding. And hopefully we'll see some quote, unquote immediate action there."

Kudlow, however, would not say when China would end its 40 percent auto tariff and to what level it would be reduced.
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Isn't the 40% import tax on US vehicles a complete red herring anyway - it seems most big manufacturers (GM, Tesla, etc) have plants inside China making and selling the vast majority of "foreign" cars, which are not subject to such taxes anyway.
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Old 04.12.2018, 10:23
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Isn't the 40% import tax on US vehicles a complete red herring anyway - it seems most big manufacturers (GM, Tesla, etc) have plants inside China making and selling the vast majority of "foreign" cars, which are not subject to such taxes anyway.
Exactly, 40% import tax is a bee in Trump's bonnet but reducing it probably would not make much, if any, difference.

The only big US manufacturer to ship in quantity from US to China (oddly) is BMW.

Technical point, Tesla's plant in China is some years from completion.

It is also forecast that Ford will lay off 25,000 world wide, expect a tweet storm!!
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Old 04.12.2018, 19:56
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Dow Jones now down 750 points so far today approaching a new record; it shot up after Trump's announcement of his great success negotiating with Xi about China trade.

But China has so far failed to confirm any of Trump's rhetoric and now cold reality is setting in

Even a Trump tweet today knocks the floor out from under his own rhetoric
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Old 04.12.2018, 20:10
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

The special counsel Mueller seems to be playing a clever game!

I believe he is concerned that the release of his final report on his Russian collusion investigation will be blocked by Trump's administration or they will want to change or redact parts.

So now when he indicts former Trump colleagues he is writing unusually long court filings so pre-releasing parts of his report in a form that is public and cannot be changed or blocked.
There are some Mueller indictments coming up in the next couple of weeks which hopefully will include interesting reading!
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Trump's favourite 9th Circuit appeal court just struck down a (pre-Trump) Federal law that makes it illegal to assist illegal immigration.

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President Donald Trump's son Eric Trump accused conservative lawyer George Conway, husband to White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, of showing "utter disrespect" to her work with his frequent criticism of the President.

"Of all the ugliness in politics, the utter disrespect George Conway shows toward his wife, her career, place of work, and everything she has fought SO hard to achieve, might top them all."

Conway’s husband fires back at Eric Trump by sharing tweet about alleged Trump affair with Stormy Daniels

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Wait. Did I miss something? Did George Conway pay money to have sex with a porn star right after his wife gave birth? https://t.co/c8J9CyUZSG

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Trump is a liberal! Who knew?

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Trump is shaping new 'liberal' order to block Russia, China, Iran, says U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

“In the finest traditions of our great democracy, we are rallying the noble nations to build a new liberal order that prevents war and achieves greater prosperity,” Pompeo told diplomats and officials in a foreign policy speech.
So America first is out of the window?
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So America first is out of the window?
Or Pompeo is...


So Flynn offered 'substantial assistance' I wonder if that means a wire? hope so. I didn't realise Spanky named Flynn National Security Adviser only seven days after Obama warned him not to. I can't help thinking this was a bit of contrariness from Spanky, seems to have worked out well for him anyway.


Any popcorn left?
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Or Pompeo is...


So Flynn offered 'substantial assistance' I wonder if that means a wire? hope so. I didn't realise Spanky named Flynn National Security Adviser only seven days after Obama warned him not to. I can't help thinking this was a bit of contrariness from Spanky, seems to have worked out well for him anyway.


Any popcorn left?
I had forgotten the rumours about Flynn having wire? Hmmmm...
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Just watching Bush's funeral, either Spanky doesn't know you wear a black tie to a funeral, or he knows that but doesn't know he's at a funeral.


Or maybe his aides were scared to mention 'black tie' in case he turned up in a tux.


Hard to call, anyway fingers crossed he does a eulogy, it should be hilarious.
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Old 06.12.2018, 01:17
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Trump may have been correct in his claims of electoral fraud but he failed to mention the GOP were the suspects!

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Old 06.12.2018, 22:34
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Now even Fox News is joining the "fake news media" and posting negative news about Trump

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Fox News host Tucker Carlson said this week that President Trump has not kept the promises he made on the campaign trail.

Carlson added that he doesn't think Trump is "capable" of fulfilling those promises.

"I don't think he's capable of sustained focus," Carlson said. "I don't think he understands the system. I don't think the Congress is on his side. I don't think his own agencies support him."
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What does Trump think of Tucker Carlson

10th October Trump Gives Shout-Out To His ‘Great Friends’ At Fox News During Iowa Rally. The president rattled off a list of favorite hosts, including Jeanine Pirro, Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity.

Of course Trump may change his opinion!
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Now even Fox News is joining the "fake news media" and posting negative news about Trump
Let's hope someone tells Trump that before he repeats the FOX-text mindlessly tomorrow morning.


Although it could be fun to hear him say: "I'm not capable of sustained focus but you see, I don't understand the system anyway. It's totally unfair that the Congress is not on my side and my own agencies don't support me. So sad."
That is if he remembers to at least replace "he" with "I", which might be too much of a challenge already.
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That is if he remembers to at least replace "he" with "I", which might be too much of a challenge already.
He could always just talk about himself in the third person, as he is wont to do.

The technical term for this is illeism, and surprise, surprise, many psychologists and psychiatrists believe that illeism is an indicator of narcissism. Not that I'd ever suggest that Trump was a narcissist, of course.
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He could always just talk about himself in the third person, as he is wont to do.

The technical term for this is illeism, and surprise, surprise, many psychologists and psychiatrists believe that illeism is an indicator of narcissism. Not that I'd ever suggest that Trump was a narcissist, of course.
StirB humbly disagrees with your assessment.
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Let's hope someone tells Trump that before he repeats the FOX-text mindlessly tomorrow morning.


Although it could be fun to hear him say: "I'm not capable of sustained focus but you see, I don't understand the system anyway. It's totally unfair that the Congress is not on my side and my own agencies don't support me. So sad."
That is if he remembers to at least replace "he" with "I", which might be too much of a challenge already.
"And trumps, there are many trumps stealing our democracies, we hardly have any democracies left, I'm hearing the biggest danger we face is trumps but Mueller continues with his faux fox hunt. Loser!"
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

The 40-seat loss of House of Congress seats is the largest defeat for Republicans in a midterm election since 1974. One election in North Carolina is still undecided due to allegations of electoral fraud by the GOP.

Meanwhile there are some encouraging words from China on the US trade deal but no actual actions so far. The arrest of Chinese tech giant Huawei's chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, in Vancouver, British Columbia, has likely caused a hiccup in the process.
Certainly it drove a temporary fall in the Dow of 800 points before recovering only a few hundred down.

As I have posted before, Trump has a lot of tactics but they do not combine into a coherent strategy.
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You mean he can do all of the TERRIBLE, unrelated to Trump, things having to do with fraud, big loans, Taxis, etc.,
Swiss taxis perhaps?
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