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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Been an interesting day.
We even have Donald Trump Jr. retweeting a tweet that says Cohen is telling the truth. I assume Don Jr. either did not read to the end of the tweet or failed to understand it?

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Incredible to see all the hubris drained from Cohen. I've been personally screamed at by Cohen on the phone before and know how much bravado he once had.
This is a man with nothing left, with no reason to lie or obfuscate at all.
Humbling, in its way.
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Cohen has released a second $35K check, this one signed by Donald Trump Jr. and also alleged to be a payment for Stormy.
Why are the cheques dated 4.5 months apart? And why is there only one signatory on the second (actually the first, chronologically) cheque?

I love to see Trump squirm, but I'm just wondering about these little points.
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Been an interesting day.
We even have Donald Trump Jr. retweeting a tweet that says Cohen is telling the truth. I assume Don Jr. either did not read to the end of the tweet or failed to understand it?
That is absolutely hilarious, and speaks volumes for Don Jr's level of intelligence!
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I wonder why this timing for Cohen burst, when Trump is just meeting with Kim Jong Un in Hanoi
To distract from the failure of Trumps meeting with Kim?

Trump Kim summit cut short and no deal reached, says White House
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Please explain how to interpret "You cannot accuse him of racial bias ..as he is after all a black man from South Africa" differently from the obvious interpretation "a black man cannot be accused of racial bias"?
In all fairness, there have been similar analyses from other "liberal" magazines or public figures.

I have even came across with the term "victim-chic" in one of them. Pretty sad episode but it proves nothing or it refutes nothing, in general. Racism and hate crimes do happen.
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Old 28.02.2019, 13:21
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Why are the cheques dated 4.5 months apart? And why is there only one signatory on the second (actually the first, chronologically) cheque?

I love to see Trump squirm, but I'm just wondering about these little points.
I am sure you are winding me up but just in case!
Cohen said a long time ago he was reimbursed for Stormy with monthly payments of $35K, I think there were 10 or 12 such payments - kept to a low amount to avoid questions, I assume. So different dates are explained

I am sure Trump is a sole signatory for his own bank account; he is not the sort of person to want to seek a second signature for anything he wants to pay.
He also strikes me a as person who has little trust of others so all other checks require two signatures?
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I am sure you are winding me up but just in case!
Cohen said a long time ago he was reimbursed for Stormy with monthly payments of $35K, I think there were 10 or 12 such payments - kept to a low amount to avoid questions, I assume. So different dates are explained

I am sure Trump is a sole signatory for his own bank account; he is not the sort of person to want to seek a second signature for anything he wants to pay.
He also strikes me a as person who has little trust of others so all other checks require two signatures?
Have a close look at Don Jr's cheque, just above his signature.
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Old 28.02.2019, 13:25
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To distract from the failure of Trumps meeting with Kim?

Trump Kim summit cut short and no deal reached, says White House
Big downer for Spanky!
Couple of takeaways from this
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“He says he didn’t know about it and I will take him at his word,”
Strange how Trump always believes murderous dictators!

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Trump confirmed that the US side had confronted the North Koreans with the existence of covert nuclear facilities outside Yongbyon and demanded they be put on the negotiating table.
“They were surprised we knew,” he said.
Is Trump finally listening to his intelligence services instead of Fox News?
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Old 28.02.2019, 13:48
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Have a close look at Don Jr's cheque, just above his signature.
Not sure what to look at?
Spanky's cheque was drawn on his personal account.
Jr's cheque was drawn on a Trump Org account and countersigned by Allen Weisselberg, Trump Org CFO
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Old 28.02.2019, 13:58
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I am quite worried there are no serious diplomats in Washington at the moment, what with the India/Pakistan flare up, China, Russia and NK all threatening global instability. I miss having a rational leadership in the worlds largest super power.
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I am quite worried there are no serious diplomats in Washington at the moment, what with the India/Pakistan flare up, China, Russia and NK all threatening global instability. I miss having a rational leadership in the worlds largest super power.
it's ok. now that trump has solved korea and the middle east, he can take the time to sort out kashmir too.
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it's ok. now that trump has solved korea and the middle east, he can take the time to sort out kashmir too.
*phew*
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Been an interesting day.
We even have Donald Trump Jr. retweeting a tweet that says Cohen is telling the truth. I assume Don Jr. either did not read to the end of the tweet or failed to understand it?

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Incredible to see all the hubris drained from Cohen. I've been personally screamed at by Cohen on the phone before and know how much bravado he once had.
This is a man with nothing left, with no reason to lie or obfuscate at all.
Humbling, in its way.
Hubris and obfuscate are big words. Don Jr probably doesn't know what they mean so it sounded like a good tweet to share...
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it's ok. now that trump has solved korea and the middle east, he can take the time to sort out kashmir too.
Maybe he can sort me out a nice warm winter coat while working with Kashmir?
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Another disappointment for Spanky.
Five months ago he tweeted
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“President Trump would need a magic wand to get to 4% GDP,” stated President Obama. I guess I have a magic wand, 4.2%, and we will do MUCH better than this!
We have just begun.

4:42 PM - 10 Sep 2018
US Govt report of GDP for last quarter 2.6% issued today!
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This is down from 3.4% in the previous quarter so the trend now is definitely down!
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it's ok. now that trump has solved korea and the middle east, he can take the time to sort out kashmir too.
No problem, Trump's an expert.
According to reliable sources Melania has quite a few cashmere garments.
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Hubris and obfuscate are big words. Don Jr probably doesn't know what they mean so it sounded like a good tweet to share...
LOL.
Had to look up obfuscate as well.

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Maybe he can sort me out a nice warm winter coat while working with Kashmir?
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Another disappointment for Spanky.
Five months ago he tweeted


US Govt report of GDP for last quarter 2.6% issued today!
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This is down from 3.4% in the previous quarter so the trend now is definitely down!
In Germany 1 is the number to aim for. All a matter of persepctive.
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I am quite worried there are no serious diplomats in Washington at the moment, what with the India/Pakistan flare up, China, Russia and NK all threatening global instability. I miss having a rational leadership in the worlds largest super power.
Yeah me too, and I am stunned at the number of enablers both in congress and in the public. The circus of yesterdays hearing, the pettiness, name calling and the placards, (oh god the pacards, an elected official actually thought 'Liar, liar pants on fire' was something that belonged in a serious hearing) give me no hope for the stable future of the US political system.


In other news no progress on NK denuclearisation, wow, I don't think anyone saw that coming, sigh.
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Yeah me too, and I am stunned at the number of enablers both in congress and in the public. The circus of yesterdays hearing, the pettiness, name calling and the placards, (oh god the pacards, an elected official actually thought 'Liar, liar pants on fire' was something that belonged in a serious hearing) give me no hope for the stable future of the US political system.

In other news no progress on NK denuclearisation, wow, I don't think anyone saw that coming, sigh.
OMG the placards. At first I thought it was a joke. I know Congress loves their poster boards but geez.
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Yeah me too, and I am stunned at the number of enablers both in congress and in the public. The circus of yesterdays hearing, the pettiness, name calling and the placards, (oh god the pacards, an elected official actually thought 'Liar, liar pants on fire' was something that belonged in a serious hearing) give me no hope for the stable future of the US political system.


In other news no progress on NK denuclearisation, wow, I don't think anyone saw that coming, sigh.
I went to bed baffled last night.

When I wrote that I was not impressed by Cohen's statement, I meant that he said nothing new (afaIk) and excused all his doings by having been totally entranced by Trump.

But the reactions makes the country look like a kindergarten-class who's teacher has stepped out the room.

Who actually runs the US at the moment? Is the evidence Cohen handed in actually being examined?
On this path now, next thing will be riots and then what? Civil war? Are the Republicans really that desperate that they have to hang on to Trump, no matter what?
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