Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Off-Topic > Off-Topic > International affairs/politics  
View Poll Results: Will Trump be a good President?
Yes 88 27.16%
No 236 72.84%
Voters: 324. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #18541  
Old 20.03.2019, 09:27
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Ostschweiz
Posts: 7,688
Groaned at 305 Times in 253 Posts
Thanked 9,882 Times in 5,217 Posts
Urs Max has a reputation beyond reputeUrs Max has a reputation beyond reputeUrs Max has a reputation beyond reputeUrs Max has a reputation beyond reputeUrs Max has a reputation beyond reputeUrs Max has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Quote:
View Post
Couple of conundrums
1. How did Spanky manage to turn down Conway for a job when "POTUS doesn’t even know him!"??
2. This tweet "Brad Parscale@parscale" does not show up in Parscale's tweet history?
Actually Parscale quotes his own post, the same quote Trump quoted. No idea why you don't see it but it's definitely there.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Urs Max for this useful post:
  #18542  
Old 20.03.2019, 10:07
marton's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Kt. Zürich
Posts: 9,140
Groaned at 383 Times in 332 Posts
Thanked 15,738 Times in 8,562 Posts
marton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Quote:
View Post
Actually Parscale quotes his own post, the same quote Trump quoted. No idea why you don't see it but it's definitely there.
Yes, I see it today.
When I checked yesterday there were only a couple of tweets in March, now March is full
Reply With Quote
  #18543  
Old 20.03.2019, 11:00
marton's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Kt. Zürich
Posts: 9,140
Groaned at 383 Times in 332 Posts
Thanked 15,738 Times in 8,562 Posts
marton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

This could be one reason Trump is getting agitated, it was revealed yesterday!
Quote:
Special counsel Robert Mueller began investigating Michael Cohen (ex Trump lawyer) nearly a year before the FBI raided the former Trump attorney’s properties in New York last April, according to documents unsealed Tuesday.

The heavily redacted documents, released by prosecutors in response to a court order, reveal that the FBI sought and obtained warrants to search Cohen’s electronic communications as far back as July 2017
Source

So the FBI were reading Cohen's emails and listening to his phone calls as far back as July 2017

Of course, the FBI cannot use anything that falls under Lawyer/Client privilege but that privilege only applies to past activities; any new planning of illegal acts is not covered, if there was any such planning.
Reply With Quote
  #18544  
Old 21.03.2019, 12:48
marton's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Kt. Zürich
Posts: 9,140
Groaned at 383 Times in 332 Posts
Thanked 15,738 Times in 8,562 Posts
marton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Quote:
The U.S. Border Patrol has reportedly released hundreds of migrants from detention centers in Texas along the U.S.-Mexico border due to severe overcrowding in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facilities.
Planning to release many more
Source

This is what happens when you start a policy of locking up all migrants without a corresponding increase in detention centres and immigration courts.
Reply With Quote
  #18545  
Old 21.03.2019, 23:04
marton's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Kt. Zürich
Posts: 9,140
Groaned at 383 Times in 332 Posts
Thanked 15,738 Times in 8,562 Posts
marton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

No idea if this true but it is a great story

Quote:
Concertina wire that was installed under the Trump administration last year to reinforce southern border barriers is being stolen and re purposed by homeowners in Tijuana, Mexico, for protection amid a crime surge in the city,
Source
Reply With Quote
  #18546  
Old 21.03.2019, 23:36
marton's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Kt. Zürich
Posts: 9,140
Groaned at 383 Times in 332 Posts
Thanked 15,738 Times in 8,562 Posts
marton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Quote:
CANADA REAPING REWARDS OF U.S. EXIT FROM TPP:
Anxiety among U.S. producers of beef, wheat and other commodities has reached new levels now that Canada and other countries in the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership — the new iteration of the TPP that President Donald Trump abandoned early in his presidency — finally have preferential access to one of their most prized markets: Japan.

“We’re just now getting the first results, and the preliminary indications are that year-over-year growth has been impressive,” Jim Carr, Canada’s minister for trade diversification, told POLITICO. “The moment is particularly promising for Canada.”

Overall, Japan imported 60 percent more beef from other [non-US] CPTPP countries in January compared with the same month in 2018.
Meanwhile Trump seems to be intent on delaying or spoiling a new trade deal with China!
Quote:
Trump said yesterday that he would keep tariffs in place on $250 billion worth of Chinese goods until it’s clear that Beijing is complying with any trade deal that is reached.

"We're talking about leaving them ... for a substantial period of time because we have to make sure that if we do the deal with China that China lives by the deal,”
Meanwhile despite Trump's tariffs the U.S. trade deficit in goods hit a record $891.3 billion in 2018, the widest ever, defying President Trump’s efforts to narrow the gap, as imports jumped and some exports, including soybeans and other farm products, got hammered by retaliation against U.S. trade policies.
Reply With Quote
  #18547  
Old 22.03.2019, 00:31
Ouchboy's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Baden
Posts: 3,217
Groaned at 42 Times in 37 Posts
Thanked 5,152 Times in 2,000 Posts
Ouchboy has a reputation beyond reputeOuchboy has a reputation beyond reputeOuchboy has a reputation beyond reputeOuchboy has a reputation beyond reputeOuchboy has a reputation beyond reputeOuchboy has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Quote:
View Post
No idea if this true but it is a great story



Source



we be creative af
Reply With Quote
  #18548  
Old 22.03.2019, 18:27
marton's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Kt. Zürich
Posts: 9,140
Groaned at 383 Times in 332 Posts
Thanked 15,738 Times in 8,562 Posts
marton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Even after around a thousand pages here , I am no closer to understanding US politics!
For example,
Quote:
The Senate Budget Committee on Friday unveiled a 2020 resolution that ignores President Trump's request for turbo-charging defense spending in the off-book Overseas Contingency Operation (OCO), leading to a proposed net decrease in both defense and non-defense spending.

In his budget proposal, Trump called for increasing overall defense spending to $750 billion.

The GOP led Senate are proposing defense spending at $643 billion, some $73 billion below the current level of $716 billion, and well below the president's request.

They did leave a door open that defense spending could be increased if savings are made elsewhere or if new revenues are found. With a Dem led House there is unlikely to be any major savings agreed in non defense spending areas.
In fact, top Democrats on the House committee want to pair any defense spending increases with non-defense spending increases
Source

I just find it strange that a country President sets out what they want in a budget and are then basically ignored by the budget setters!
Reply With Quote
  #18549  
Old 22.03.2019, 20:15
marton's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Kt. Zürich
Posts: 9,140
Groaned at 383 Times in 332 Posts
Thanked 15,738 Times in 8,562 Posts
marton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Sometimes I believe George Conway (husband of Kellyanne) is correct when he says Spanky is nuts!

Today's example
Quote:
President Trump said today he would reverse sanctions against North Korea that were recently announced by the Treasury Department, a surprise declaration that sparked confusion in Washington and raised fresh doubts about the White House’s policy process.

In a tweet, Trump wrote that “it was announced today by the U.S. Treasury that additional large scale Sanctions” would be imposed in addition to “already existing Sanctions on North Korea.”

“I have today ordered the withdrawal of those additional Sanctions!” the president added.
Source

Quote:
In a brief statement, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders attributed the decision to Trump’s relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

“President Trump likes Chairman Kim and he doesn’t think these sanctions will be necessary,” she said.
WTF!!

Trump's announcement amounted to a startling rebuke of policy action announced by his own government, once again calling attention to the unconventional and undisciplined policy process that has often defined the Trump administration.

"Important actions today from @USTreasury," Trump's national security adviser, John Bolton, tweeted yesterday. "The maritime industry must do more to stop North Korea's illicit shipping practices. Everyone should take notice and review their own activities to ensure they are not involved in North Korea's sanctions evasion."

In a statement announcing the sanctions, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said that the US believes "the full implementation of North Korea-related UN Security Council resolutions is crucial to a successful outcome" of denuclearizing North Korea.
"Treasury will continue to enforce our sanctions, and we are making it explicitly clear that shipping companies employing deceptive tactics to mask illicit trade with North Korea expose themselves to great risk," Mnuchin said.

---------------------------------------------------

and more from George Conway!
Even in Fox news

Quote:
George Conway@gtconway3d

THINK about the fact that we don’t just have a mentally unstable president—but a president who thinks he needs to be re-elected to avoid being indicted. (At least in that one respect his thinking is clear.)
__________________
It is naive to assume my posts are my own work
Reply With Quote
  #18550  
Old 22.03.2019, 21:58
marton's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Kt. Zürich
Posts: 9,140
Groaned at 383 Times in 332 Posts
Thanked 15,738 Times in 8,562 Posts
marton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Maybe the tax cuts and tariffs were not such a great idea?
Quote:
The federal deficit hit $234 billion in February, according to new data from the Treasury Department. A new record , the previous monthly record was set seven years ago, at $231.7 billion.

Five months into the fiscal year, which began in October, the deficit has already surpassed half a trillion dollars, reaching $544 billion.
Source

So on track for a deficit of well over one trillion this year - Last month, the debt surpassed $22 trillion for the first time in the nation's history.
Not as planned!

Quote:
Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump

The trade deficit rose to a 7yr high thanks to horrible trade policies Clinton supports. I will fix it fast- JOBS!
6:54 PM - 16 Jun 2016
Reply With Quote
  #18551  
Old 23.03.2019, 01:09
marton's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Kt. Zürich
Posts: 9,140
Groaned at 383 Times in 332 Posts
Thanked 15,738 Times in 8,562 Posts
marton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Quote:
Attorney General William Barr sent a letter to Congress on Friday announcing that special counsel Robert Mueller had finished his nearly two-year investigation into Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.
Source

Sleepless weekend for Spanky?
Reply With Quote
This user groans at marton for this post:
  #18552  
Old 23.03.2019, 07:14
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Zurich
Posts: 377
Groaned at 74 Times in 57 Posts
Thanked 1,313 Times in 542 Posts
reids has a reputation beyond reputereids has a reputation beyond reputereids has a reputation beyond reputereids has a reputation beyond reputereids has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Quote:
View Post
Source

Sleepless weekend for Spanky?
I very much doubt it, after seeing the AG's performance at the embarrassing Spanky praising that was the veto signing I can't see him taking 'in the public interest' seriously. So, southern district of NY, you're on.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank reids for this useful post:
  #18553  
Old 23.03.2019, 18:44
3Wishes's Avatar
Moderately Amused
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Bern area
Posts: 10,279
Groaned at 72 Times in 69 Posts
Thanked 16,696 Times in 7,564 Posts
3Wishes has a reputation beyond repute3Wishes has a reputation beyond repute3Wishes has a reputation beyond repute3Wishes has a reputation beyond repute3Wishes has a reputation beyond repute3Wishes has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Quote:
View Post
Source

Sleepless weekend for Spanky?
Maybe not. There were no additional indictments, such as for Kushner or Don Jr. Democrats must be sorely disappointed by that.

I have a feeling the report will show that various members of Trump's team tried to buddy up with Russia but either weren't competent enough or there's not enough evidence to convict. Similar to Clinton's email server issue - dumb stuff done, but no laws broken. It will be interesting to see how much Barr releases to Congress and the public.
Reply With Quote
  #18554  
Old 24.03.2019, 10:03
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Zurich
Posts: 7,580
Groaned at 278 Times in 207 Posts
Thanked 16,797 Times in 5,908 Posts
k_and_e has a reputation beyond reputek_and_e has a reputation beyond reputek_and_e has a reputation beyond reputek_and_e has a reputation beyond reputek_and_e has a reputation beyond reputek_and_e has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

We might have 4 more years Trump : https://www.politico.com/story/2019/...ection-1230495
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank k_and_e for this useful post:
  #18555  
Old 24.03.2019, 12:53
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Quote:
View Post
Add to that the sheer exhaustion people are facing from his never ending bullshit. I'd say it's definitely a possibility.

I don't think a good economy has anything to do with him.... it has its own momentum.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank for this useful post:
  #18556  
Old 24.03.2019, 21:03
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Eerily quiet on this thread this evening... can’t think why.
Reply With Quote
  #18557  
Old 24.03.2019, 21:05
marton's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Kt. Zürich
Posts: 9,140
Groaned at 383 Times in 332 Posts
Thanked 15,738 Times in 8,562 Posts
marton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Quote:
View Post
Eerily quiet on this thread this evening... can’t think why.
Your ban is over?
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank marton for this useful post:
  #18558  
Old 24.03.2019, 21:06
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Quote:
View Post
Your ban is over?
Reply With Quote
  #18559  
Old 24.03.2019, 21:15
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Zurich
Posts: 510
Groaned at 47 Times in 30 Posts
Thanked 965 Times in 410 Posts
terrifisch has a reputation beyond reputeterrifisch has a reputation beyond reputeterrifisch has a reputation beyond reputeterrifisch has a reputation beyond reputeterrifisch has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Quote:
View Post
Eerily quiet on this thread this evening... can’t think why.
I am not a Trump fan, but the media and their handling of this "collusion" case? Beyond pathetic! They just gifted Trump another "theme" for his re-election campaign.

https://thehill.com/hilltv/rising/40...before-mueller
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank terrifisch for this useful post:
  #18560  
Old 24.03.2019, 21:21
marton's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Kt. Zürich
Posts: 9,140
Groaned at 383 Times in 332 Posts
Thanked 15,738 Times in 8,562 Posts
marton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Special Counsel report summary from US AG.
1. The report confirms Russia interfered in the 2016 election¨.
The investigation did not establish that members of Trump's campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian Govt. to support election interference

2. Obstruction of Justice
This report does not conclude the President committed a crime. It also does not exonerate him!
Reply With Quote
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 2 (0 members and 2 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Will Hillary Clinton run for president again? PanFastic International affairs/politics 159 09.10.2018 02:31
Poll: Will Trump win the 2020 elections? k_and_e International affairs/politics 14 05.06.2018 22:06
A generic "will my salary be good enough" post Larsh Employment 51 12.12.2017 12:51
Will Trump be the next US President? Phil_MCR International affairs/politics 2618 14.11.2016 11:16
Shall I inform my employer that I will be self employed or be a owner of a company? Broth76 Business & entrepreneur 6 09.07.2012 16:59


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 11:44.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0