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Hope cable news get a good picture on the day!
If a military jet would shoot down the baby trump balloon, would it be good for the activists or good for Trump?
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Didn't a woman in GB stab it already?

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The allegations of E Jean Carrol bring the number of women alleging sexual misconduct against him to 16, so, Spanky fans, either you believe all 16 are lying, or a compulsive liar is telling the truth, take your time.
Based on what I've read from mainstream media (I regularly read CNN, BBC, NZZ, Financial Times, The Economist, and watch some American late-night comedy shows online...you be the judge of what kind of media that is) I think President Trump is both an imbecile, and a horrible person. But I have to say that with him and his a level of visibility, plus such dislikeable, galvanizing platform and character, it's not unthinkable that some of accusations are either lies or gross exagerations. I am not familiar with any of them, and if I was forced to take a position, I would lean towards believing them. Especially after seeing the "grab them by the %&*@$" clip. But it's not unthinkable that some of the 16 aren't true.

That still means some of them are likely to be true. A VERY disturbing thought.
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That still means some of them are likely to be true. A VERY disturbing thought.





Well, he said she's not his type anyway.
And that he didn't do it.



1995 or 1996.


How many women you've met in 1995 do you actually still know the names?
Well, maybe if you had intercourse with them - but how do you proof that you didn't?



These days, you have to wonder how many more women will come forward - or how many there are left to come forward at this point.


Trump was no Weinstein, as far as we know, he didn't basically plan his day around having intercourse with someone, anyone really.
He probably didn't skip an opportunity, either - but that is something different.


It's difficult to say why almost none of these women came forward at the time of the assault. Or later, after one of his bankruptcies for example when he would be perceived weaker.


Trumps problem is and was that he probably never had some sort of moral foundation to base his decisions and conduct on.

It was money.... and then something else was distant second.


As a young millionaire and then billionaire, he surely had his share of women literally throwing their bodies at him.


Without some sort of moral compass, that can severely skew the view you have on the opposite sex.
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If a military jet would shoot down the baby trump balloon, would it be good for the activists or good for Trump?
Using live ammunition where spent ammo would fall on huge Independence Day crowds would likely not be good for Trump?
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Didn't a woman in GB stab it already?



Based on what I've read from mainstream media (I regularly read CNN, BBC, NZZ, Financial Times, The Economist, and watch some American late-night comedy shows online...you be the judge of what kind of media that is) I think President Trump is both an imbecile, and a horrible person. But I have to say that with him and his a level of visibility, plus such dislikeable, galvanizing platform and character, it's not unthinkable that some of accusations are either lies or gross exagerations. I am not familiar with any of them, and if I was forced to take a position, I would lean towards believing them. Especially after seeing the "grab them by the %&*@$" clip. But it's not unthinkable that some of the 16 aren't true.

That still means some of them are likely to be true. A VERY disturbing thought.
That's my take too, the chances they are all lying is vanishing small so the current occupant of the whitehouse is a sexual abuser, to support him, you need to be ok with that. It's not ok to say 'yeeeeeaaaahh ok he done a bit of rapey stuff, but look at .... <couldn't actually think of something positive he's done that I could put here>'
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From today's "The Economist":

Corporate America is growing more dissatisfied with Donald Trump

Earnings calls suggests that company executives are fed up with Mr Trump’s tariffs and trade wars

Complaints about the president and his policies from America’s boardrooms are growing ever more frequent. An analysis of earnings-call transcripts by The Economist suggests that executives of publicly traded companies are discussing Mr Trump’s tariffs in about 15% of their calls, up from 5% a year ago. Mentions of the president’s trade war, which began to appear early last year, have also risen (see chart). Although some of these mentions come from bosses who are hopeful that the Trump administration’s policies will eventually yield benefits, the vast majority are critical.

Firms are particularly worried about Mr Trump’s protectionist policies. “We’re concerned about tariffs because they lead to higher prices on everyday products for American families,” said Brian Cornell, the boss of Target, a big retail chain, during the company’s latest earnings call. “We pay a lot of tariffs,” said John Olin, Harley-Davidson’s chief financial officer, in a call on April 23rd. The motorcycle-maker reckons it will pay $100m in duties in 2019. “If the tariffs go away, that’s a pretty significant reduction in headwinds,” said James Loree, the boss of Stanley Black & Decker. Tariffs cost the toolmaker $100m last year.

Executives say they are negotiating lower prices with foreign suppliers and rejigging supply chains to avoid getting hit with tariffs. But so far, according to a study published last month by the IMF, Americans are paying the bulk of the costs. The IMF found that, despite the president’s claims that China is footing the bill, the costs of Mr Trump’s tariffs on Chinese goods are being borne “almost entirely” by American importers. Fresh rounds of tariff increases will be even harder for American buyers to escape.

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The Supreme Court found Thursday that the Trump administration did not give an adequate reason for adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

The justices sent the issue back to the Commerce Department to provide another explanation.
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Pass the popcorn while we wait for a Twitter storm

Even if the Commerce Department manages to magic up a credible explanation (which is improbable) then due to printing deadlines it will be too late to include the census citizenship question.

Edit: The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on Thursday that political partisan gerrymandering cases present a question that courts cannot decide.

Both major parties do this and it is a shame that there is no solution offered.
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"Mr President will you tell Vladimir Putin not to meddle in the 2020 elections"
"What I say to him is none of your business"




I expect that's because all he'll be allowed to say is "Thank you sir"
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"Mr President will you tell Vladimir Putin not to meddle in the 2020 elections"
"What I say to him is none of your business"

I expect that's because all he'll be allowed to say is "Thank you sir"
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A smirking Mr Trump wagged his finger at the Russian president and said: "Don't meddle in the election, please."
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Surprised the Democrats have not pushed this attack before!
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

To be fair, he's in the Oval Office because Hillary knifed Bernie Sanders and people wanted her even less than Trump. At least at that point in time.



Maybe Bernie wasn't the ideal candidate, either - but it surely wasn't Hillary.


Trumps' strength is more a sign of the weakness and disconnectedness with voters of the Democratic Party.

They haven't really worked on that problem since then, at least as far as I can see.
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To be fair, he's in the Oval Office because Hillary knifed Bernie Sanders and people wanted her even less than Trump. At least at that point in time.



Maybe Bernie wasn't the ideal candidate, either - but it surely wasn't Hillary.


Trumps' strength is more a sign of the weakness and disconnectedness with voters of the Democratic Party.

They haven't really worked on that problem since then, at least as far as I can see.
This absolutely.
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To be fair, he's in the Oval Office because Hillary knifed Bernie Sanders and people wanted her even less than Trump. At least at that point in time.

Maybe Bernie wasn't the ideal candidate, either - but it surely wasn't Hillary.

Trumps' strength is more a sign of the weakness and disconnectedness with voters of the Democratic Party.

They haven't really worked on that problem since then, at least as far as I can see.
Also to be fair, Hillary did not win the Electoral College but did win the popular vote so not so unpopular?

Actually Trump's strength was due to Putin's efforts plus he did a better job of addressing electoral college important states ?
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Well let's face it, he always has been a big bloater, he is a very bad business guy (Taj-Mahal Vegas anybody...), he is not self-made, he is just overconfident and incredible arrogant. But the public wants to see him exactly as what he sells himself "a great self-made American" His whole image is one big hoax and I don't understand why Americans are so incredible dumb to not know such.

(I still prefer him over Hillary tho)
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Also to be fair, Hillary did not win the Electoral College but did win the popular vote so not so unpopular?

Actually Trump's strength was due to Putin's efforts plus he did a better job of addressing electoral college important states ?
Yes. Putin can run a brilliant election campaign. With a mere $4,000 spent on Facebook ads, he can secure an election victory for the most unsavoury of candidates. Quite good value for money when the total expenditure for a US presidential election can run into billions of dollars.
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Yes. Putin can run a brilliant election campaign. With a mere $4,000 spent on Facebook ads, he can secure an election victory for the most unsavoury of candidates. Quite good value for money when the total expenditure for a US presidential election can run into billions of dollars.
#FakeNews

The Special Counsel report concluded that Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election occurred "in sweeping and systematic fashion" and "violated U.S. criminal law" and described all this in more detail over 50 pages.

A social media campaign by the Internet Research Agency designed to provoke and amplify political and social discord in the United States
The campaign evolved from a generalized program designed in 2014 and 2015 to undermine the U.S. electoral system, to a targeted operation that by early 2016 favored candidate Trump and disparaged candidate Clinton.

The second method of Russian interference saw the Russian intelligence service, the GRU, hacking into email accounts owned by volunteers and employees of the Clinton presidential campaign and releasing damaging documents.
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(I still prefer him over Hillary tho)
I think you missed the message in the photo(s). Nobody was waiting outside the campaign launch venue, and even that wasn't sold out (Stephen Colbert's camera crew was denied a press pass at the last minute, so they simply went online and bought tickets just as the "show" was starting. And they filmed plenty of empty seats there, too).

Maybe Americans are less dumb now than they were in 2016.
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US - China trade war
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China's official state-run press agency Xinhua news have announced that President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump at G20 have agreed to resume stalled trade talks.

According to Xinhua, Trump agreed to not impose new tariffs on Chinese exports while trade talks were ongoing.

The US leader had threatened to raise tariffs to 25% on hundreds of billions of dollars of Chinese exports
Trumps usual pattern of making an extreme threat and then retreating while claiming a great victory.

Also at G20 US President Donald Trump suggested Saturday that he is open to suspending expected sanctions on Turkey for its purchase of a Russian air defense system.

Erdogan said recently he doesn't believe Trump will move forward with the sanctions because of their warm relationship; another cruel dictator that Trump loves! Speaking of which, Trump has tweeted he wants to meet Kim (N. Korea) this week.
Edit: President Trump meets with Saudi Crown Prince bin Salman at G-20 in Japan, calls him "a friend of mine" and says that he's done "really a spectacular job" and that it's a "great honor" to meet with him.

A judge has now issued a permanent injunction banning Trump from using military funds to build his wall in portions of California, New Mexico, Texas and Arizona as part of his emergency declaration.
In a second injunction he banned Trump from wall building in Texas and Arizona for environmental reasons.
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#FakeNews

The Special Counsel report concluded that Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election occurred "in sweeping and systematic fashion" and "violated U.S. criminal law" and described all this in more detail over 50 pages.

A social media campaign by the Internet Research Agency designed to provoke and amplify political and social discord in the United States
The campaign evolved from a generalized program designed in 2014 and 2015 to undermine the U.S. electoral system, to a targeted operation that by early 2016 favored candidate Trump and disparaged candidate Clinton.

The second method of Russian interference saw the Russian intelligence service, the GRU, hacking into email accounts owned by volunteers and employees of the Clinton presidential campaign and releasing damaging documents.
Mr. Muller will soon be given the opportunity to substantiate some of the wilder speculation in his report when he testifies before congress. And, anyway, isn't the most likely culprit for the DNC server "hack" / leak an insider wanting revenge for the deceitful treatment of Mr. Sanders ?
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To be fair, he's in the Oval Office because Hillary knifed Bernie Sanders and people wanted her even less than Trump. At least at that point in time.
In all seriousness, how did she knife Bernie? The only legitimate argument I can think of is the DNC didn't hold as many debates as they could have...

But Clinton beat Sanders handly in comparison to the 2008 Dem nomination where Obama squeaked by her. She got a total of 3.7 million or 12.1% more votes in the primary. In compraison Clinton got 2.9 million or 2.1% more votes than Trump in the general election.
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