Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Off-Topic > Off-Topic > International affairs/politics  
View Poll Results: Will Trump be a good President?
Yes 80 26.85%
No 218 73.15%
Voters: 298. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #19421  
Old 11.07.2019, 19:08
marton's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Kt. Zürich
Posts: 10,675
Groaned at 355 Times in 306 Posts
Thanked 14,004 Times in 7,705 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?

Seems the Chinese are not buying the US agricultural products that they never promised to buy!

Quote:
Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump

Mexico is doing great at the Border, but China is letting us down in that they have not been buying the agricultural products from our great Farmers that they said they would. Hopefully they will start soon!

4:04 PM - 11 Jul 2019
Best tweet reply so far "Lol, all these world leaders making promises to your face, and then ghosting you later. Ever wonder if they’re just telling you what you want to hear so you’ll leave faster? I wonder why this always happens to you..."!

Actually there is no evidence that China committed to buying more agricultural products. There was no mention of buying agriculture products in China’s post G20 meeting statement.

Meanwhile Trump was reduced to retweeting Katie Hopkins in his twitter storm today; 26 tweets and it is only lunch time in DC.

Most bizzare Trump tweet content today "your President, so great looking and smart, a true Stable Genius".

Or maybe this was this was the most bizzare "that day in November, 2016, that I came down the escalator with the person who was to become your future First Lady."

"the person"?? What a way to describe her!!
__________________
It is naive to assume my posts are my own work
Reply With Quote
  #19422  
Old 11.07.2019, 19:17
marton's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Kt. Zürich
Posts: 10,675
Groaned at 355 Times in 306 Posts
Thanked 14,004 Times in 7,705 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:
Federal customs officials settled a lawsuit Wednesday banning them from randomly checking airplane passengers’ identification on domestic flights.

When the Delta Airlines flight landed at John F. Kennedy International Airport, CBP officials said they were searching for a fugitive and demanded that all passengers show their identification, USA Today reported.

Under the settlement, CBP can conduct ID checks, but they must tell passengers that the checks are voluntary, and the agency must request that the airline must make a public announcement that the check is voluntary as well.
Source

One failure for the new dictatorship!
Reply With Quote
  #19423  
Old 11.07.2019, 23:58
22 yards's Avatar
Only in moderation
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Basel-Land
Posts: 8,438
Groaned at 247 Times in 200 Posts
Thanked 15,801 Times in 6,534 Posts
22 yards has a reputation beyond repute22 yards has a reputation beyond repute22 yards has a reputation beyond repute22 yards has a reputation beyond repute22 yards has a reputation beyond repute22 yards has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

And another failure—it seems that Trump has given up trying to force the question on citizenship to be included in the Census.

The Art of the Deal.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank 22 yards for this useful post:
  #19424  
Old 12.07.2019, 00:07
marton's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Kt. Zürich
Posts: 10,675
Groaned at 355 Times in 306 Posts
Thanked 14,004 Times in 7,705 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
And another failure—it seems that Trump has given up trying to force the question on citizenship to be included in the Census.

The Art of the Deal.
President Donald Trump issued an executive order Thursday directing the Commerce Department to obtain citizenship data through means other than the US census, dropping a controversial plan to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census after the Supreme Court blocked it.

"other means?" as close to a diplomatic withdrawal as Spanky can imagine!

Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Roger Wicker, a Republican from Mississippi who has oversight of the Census Bureau, said he has not had discussions with the White House - means he has been left in the dark
Reply With Quote
  #19425  
Old 12.07.2019, 08:00
marton's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Kt. Zürich
Posts: 10,675
Groaned at 355 Times in 306 Posts
Thanked 14,004 Times in 7,705 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?

Another raving storm of 45 tweets yesterday including throwing another loyal servant into the Trump graveyard. Lucky Spanky does not have a day job to fill his time!

Quote:
Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump

Paul Ryan, the failed V.P. candidate & former Speaker of the House, whose record of achievement was atrocious (except during my first two years as President), ultimately became a long running lame duck failure................
While when Paul Ryan retired last year
Quote:
Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump

Speaker Paul Ryan is a truly good man, and while he will not be seeking re-election, he will leave a legacy of achievement that nobody can question. We are with you Paul!
3:50 PM - 11 Apr 2018
"nobody can question." LOL!

Edit;
Quote:
The federal deficit rose to $747 billion over the past nine months, a 23 percent increase compared to the same period in the previous fiscal year, according to Treasury Department figures released Thursday.

The Treasury Department said in the same report that the deficit is expected to exceed $1 trillion by Sept. 30. Revenue was up 2.5 percent, failing to keep pace with the 6.6 percent rise in outlays.
So Trump's tax cuts did not generate the promised extra revenues? They promised $1.8 trillion in extra revenues!!!

Last edited by marton; 12.07.2019 at 08:39.
Reply With Quote
  #19426  
Old 12.07.2019, 09:16
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Zurich
Posts: 359
Groaned at 66 Times in 49 Posts
Thanked 1,161 Times in 478 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
.....
Or maybe this was this was the most bizzare "that day in November, 2016, that I came down the escalator with the person who was to become your future First Lady."

"the person"?? What a way to describe her!!
November 2016?? that was the election, he's confused with the 2015 kickoff, where, with exquisite irony, a golden escalator delivered a pile of shit.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank reids for this useful post:
  #19427  
Old 12.07.2019, 10:01
marton's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Kt. Zürich
Posts: 10,675
Groaned at 355 Times in 306 Posts
Thanked 14,004 Times in 7,705 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
And?

You still have to face the music when you get busted. Thinking you can get off because the others did shit too stops working when you're about 5.

You would have thought that if you're a diplomat, you might know how to be ... er ... diplomatic.

Obviously the WH is not the only place where they have a moron in charge these days.
Some more quotes about this affair;

Quote:
A photo tweeted Thursday morning of ambassadors from Germany, France and the European Union with outgoing UK Ambassador Kim Darroch literally showed the other envoys standing shoulder to shoulder with their British counterpart. "Honored to host my colleagues and friends," German Ambassador Emily Haber wrote in her post.
Quote:
"The important thing to say is that Ambassador Darroch was not reporting his personal views, he was reporting what people were saying in Washington," said a European official familiar with Washington. "He was reporting things that were being said fairly openly by many Americans in Washington, including on both sides of the political divide."
Quote:
"I don't know that Trump realizes this, but Darroch didn't just invent this stuff," a person familiar with the situation said. "It's based on actual conversations with people."
Quote:
Foreign Office minister Alan Duncan told the House of Commons that there is no evidence the leak was a hack and an inquiry is focused on finding out who divulged the information.
Quote:
Normally, a European official noted, the host country would express its dissatisfaction privately and publicly play the issue down -- as many countries did after the 2010 leak of US diplomatic cables by the organization WikiLeaks.
Just underlines that Trump has no understanding of how diplomacy works evidenced by his personal attack on Darroch when Darroch was just doing his job; not personally attacking Trump.
Reply With Quote
  #19428  
Old 12.07.2019, 15:09
3Wishes's Avatar
Moderately Amused
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Bern area
Posts: 9,525
Groaned at 56 Times in 53 Posts
Thanked 15,003 Times in 6,905 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
...
Edit;
Quote:
The federal deficit rose to $747 billion over the past nine months, a 23 percent increase compared to the same period in the previous fiscal year, according to Treasury Department figures released Thursday.

The Treasury Department said in the same report that the deficit is expected to exceed $1 trillion by Sept. 30. Revenue was up 2.5 percent, failing to keep pace with the 6.6 percent rise in outlays.
So Trump's tax cuts did not generate the promised extra revenues? They promised $1.8 trillion in extra revenues!!!
I'm surprised with Mnuchin in charge that the Treasury Dept releases any info at all, much less facts that would contradict what Trump says.

In other news, the Fed looks set to lower interest rates soon. Pressure from Trump or worries from elsewhere, or a little of both?

I'm a bit surprised they would consider such a move when the DOW is at its highest ever, unemployment is at its lowest point in decades and the economy is humming along. Is this really a good move?

Growth has been strong so of course it's going to slow down a bit as the rest of the globe slows down, but why do we need more cheap money flooding the market now?
Reply With Quote
  #19429  
Old 12.07.2019, 15:46
marton's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Kt. Zürich
Posts: 10,675
Groaned at 355 Times in 306 Posts
Thanked 14,004 Times in 7,705 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
I'm surprised with Mnuchin in charge that the Treasury Dept releases any info at all, much less facts that would contradict what Trump says.

In other news, the Fed looks set to lower interest rates soon. Pressure from Trump or worries from elsewhere, or a little of both?

I'm a bit surprised they would consider such a move when the DOW is at its highest ever, unemployment is at its lowest point in decades and the economy is humming along. Is this really a good move?

Growth has been strong so of course it's going to slow down a bit as the rest of the globe slows down, but why do we need more cheap money flooding the market now?
I agree it is a strange time to cut rates especially as the latest US annual core inflation rate just ticked up to 2.1% according to the US Labour Department; which is a contra indication?

Meanwhile Trump's trade war with China is not going so well!
U.S. exports to China were down 31.4 percent from the same time last year, while the country's surplus from trade with the U.S. is still growing; up by 3 percent.
U.S. imports from China dropped by a far lower rate — down just 7.8 percent versus last year.
__________________
It is naive to assume my posts are my own work
Reply With Quote
  #19430  
Old 12.07.2019, 15:52
Medea Fleecestealer's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 20,462
Groaned at 354 Times in 269 Posts
Thanked 14,918 Times in 8,573 Posts
Medea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

AND another one bites the dust.

US Labor Secretary Alex Acosta resigns amid pressure over his brokering of plea deal for financier Jeffrey Epstein

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-48967419
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Medea Fleecestealer for this useful post:
  #19431  
Old 12.07.2019, 17:08
marton's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Kt. Zürich
Posts: 10,675
Groaned at 355 Times in 306 Posts
Thanked 14,004 Times in 7,705 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
AND another one bites the dust.

US Labor Secretary Alex Acosta resigns amid pressure over his brokering of plea deal for financier Jeffrey Epstein

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-48967419
William McGinley, who has served as White House Cabinet secretary since Trump’s inauguration and is chief liaison between President Trump’s White House and federal government agencies will leave his post next week after more than two years on the job.

With McGinley now all twelve White House Tier One staff members have departed since Trump's inauguration!

Meanwhile the twitter storm continues; 25 tweets before 10am today!!

Most bizarre tweet today!

Quote:
Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump

When you are the big “piggy bank” that other countries have been ripping off for years (to a level that is not to be believed), Tariffs are a great negotiating tool, a great revenue producer and, most importantly, a powerful way to get companies to come to the USA and to get companies that have left us for other lands to COME BACK HOME.
We stupidly lost 30% of our auto business to Mexico. If the Tariffs went on at the higher level, they would all come back, and fast.
But very happy with the deal I made if Mexico produces (which I think they will).
Biggest part of deal with Mexico has not yet been revealed!
China is similar, except they devalue currency & subsidize companies to lessen effect of 25% Tariffs. So far, little effect to consumers.
Companies will relocate to U.S.
Tariffs are not a great revenue producer; they are a tax on American consumers.

About "Biggest part of deal with Mexico has not yet been revealed!", this is just nonsense. The deal has been submitted to Congress for approval; anything not included cannot be approved and implemented.

There is no evidence China is subsidising to lessen effect of 25% Tariffs.

Walmart Inc, the world’s largest retailer, and department store chain Macy’s Inc have warned that prices for shoppers will rise due to higher tariffs on goods from China.

One of the latest papers published on the topic is by economics researchers from the International Monetary Fund, Harvard University, University of Chicago and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Using price data collected at the U.S. borders and at retailers, the researchers found “nearly complete pass through of tariffs” to America. In other words, little cost is falling on the Chinese manufacturers.

Source
__________________
It is naive to assume my posts are my own work
Reply With Quote
  #19432  
Old 12.07.2019, 20:35
marton's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Kt. Zürich
Posts: 10,675
Groaned at 355 Times in 306 Posts
Thanked 14,004 Times in 7,705 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:
Carla Provost, the chief of Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), was previously a member of a controversial Facebook group featuring extensive sexist and racist posts from agents, investigative outlet The Intercept reported Friday.

The revelation emphasizes the ties between the highest ranks of CBP and the controversial Facebook group, which has sparked condemnations and questions from top lawmakers.

"This Facebook group is a disturbing look into the toxic culture of abuse, racism, and extremism among border patrol agents and leadership, and the border patrol chief Carla Provost was a member," Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) tweeted.
So many things around Trump are turning out to be sleazy although in this case there is not yet any evidence of a direct link to Trump.
Reply With Quote
  #19433  
Old 13.07.2019, 03:17
22 yards's Avatar
Only in moderation
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Basel-Land
Posts: 8,438
Groaned at 247 Times in 200 Posts
Thanked 15,801 Times in 6,534 Posts
22 yards has a reputation beyond repute22 yards has a reputation beyond repute22 yards has a reputation beyond repute22 yards has a reputation beyond repute22 yards has a reputation beyond repute22 yards has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Quote:
View Post
AND another one bites the dust.

US Labor Secretary Alex Acosta resigns amid pressure over his brokering of plea deal for financier Jeffrey Epstein

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-48967419
The White House revolving door—who's gone
Reply With Quote
The following 4 users would like to thank 22 yards for this useful post:
  #19434  
Old 13.07.2019, 14:08
marton's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Kt. Zürich
Posts: 10,675
Groaned at 355 Times in 306 Posts
Thanked 14,004 Times in 7,705 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 billboard went up in Lindsey's home town yesterday!
(He said this on CNN on Dec 8th 2015!)
Name:  Lindsey.jpg
Views: 92
Size:  160.3 KB
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank marton for this useful post:
  #19435  
Old 13.07.2019, 14:29
marton's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Kt. Zürich
Posts: 10,675
Groaned at 355 Times in 306 Posts
Thanked 14,004 Times in 7,705 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?

Nice list but it misses a number of top Level one White House officials including Don McGahn;
Bill McGinley
Kevin Hassett
Katie Walsh
George Sifakis
Marc Short
Justin Clark
Rob Porter
KT McFarland
Reply With Quote
  #19436  
Old 13.07.2019, 17:57
3Wishes's Avatar
Moderately Amused
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Bern area
Posts: 9,525
Groaned at 56 Times in 53 Posts
Thanked 15,003 Times in 6,905 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?

But...but...I thought Trump's tariffs were amazing and money was flowing into the country's coffers like never before...

Mnuchin says the government might run out of money before Congress re-convenes in September
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank 3Wishes for this useful post:
  #19437  
Old 14.07.2019, 07:49
omtatsat's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Timbuktoo/Zürich
Posts: 8,362
Groaned at 1,598 Times in 869 Posts
Thanked 3,712 Times in 2,363 Posts
omtatsat omtatsat omtatsat omtatsat omtatsat
Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Deporting illegals

Trumps ICE=Gestapo. And the Americans say nothing!
Reply With Quote
This user groans at omtatsat for this post:
  #19438  
Old 14.07.2019, 09:29
marton's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Kt. Zürich
Posts: 10,675
Groaned at 355 Times in 306 Posts
Thanked 14,004 Times in 7,705 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?

Nothing new here, we know most of Trump's actions were to spite Obama not to make America great.

Quote:
Former British ambassador to the U.S. Kim Darroch said in a memo that President Trump abandoned the Iran nuclear deal to spite former President Barack Obama in an act of "diplomatic vandalism," The Daily Mail reported, citing leaked cables and briefing notes.
Source
Reply With Quote
  #19439  
Old 14.07.2019, 10:19
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Zurich
Posts: 359
Groaned at 66 Times in 49 Posts
Thanked 1,161 Times in 478 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
This billboard went up in Lindsey's home town yesterday!
(He said this on CNN on Dec 8th 2015!)
Attachment 137246
It's a hard call but of all the people tarnished by the toxicity of Spanky, Lindsey Graham seems to me the most despicable, the very definition of a lickspittle.
Reply With Quote
  #19440  
Old 14.07.2019, 10:45
marton's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Kt. Zürich
Posts: 10,675
Groaned at 355 Times in 306 Posts
Thanked 14,004 Times in 7,705 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?

Over 30 tweets again yesterday, probably many people do not read all of them - even most of the media have given up commenting on them.

Most outstanding tweet was one where Trump promotes three of his golf courses

Edit; A Pew Research poll published in June suggests Americans are just exhausted by the steady stream of abuse. A huge majority (85%) of Americans say that the tone and nature of political debate has become more negative in recent years. And 55% blame Trump, agreeing he “has changed the tone and nature of political debate in this country for the worse.”

“Sizable majorities,” Pew notes, “say Trump’s comments often or sometimes make them feel concerned (76%), confused (70%), embarrassed (69%) and exhausted (67%).”
__________________
It is naive to assume my posts are my own work

Last edited by marton; 14.07.2019 at 13:43.
Reply With Quote
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 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 17:59.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0