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Now Mr. Trump is accusing the Chinese of being a Currency Manipulator.

Why? Because they didn’t intervene in the market to prevent the RMB from falling to less than $7.

China has manipulated their currency for decades, but its only when they stop manipulating do they get accused of manipulating.

The world is upside down.
Indeed.

I don't remember Trump tweeting furiously about the SNB blatantly manipulating the CHF for three years, up to 2015. Also, look who's talking: the USD has lost 85% of its value since the gold standard was removed in 1971, when the Fed (read: government) let the dollar slide to enable the US involvement in the Vietnam War to be funded.
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Following the US Federal Reserve rate cut last week the central banks of New Zealand, Thailand and India have cut rates; hope this does not start a race to the bottom globally.
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One thing that amazes me, or better, worries me is about Trump phenomenon around political leaders who leads under ultra extreme power. This phenomenon reached our political strategies about economy, spatial technology, and diplomacy. Here in Brazil we have a leader who loves Trump policies, moreover he's a great support by Trump. I've just know we don't have an embassor in New York neither USA has an embassor in Brasilia, but suddenly both countries will solve this problem. Coincidence?

Yes. For example: the Brazil president is protestant, he indicated his son to take over Brazil Embassy in New York, so... nepotism? An act against Brazilian Constitution; he's homophobic; he's decided to move Brazilian Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. He's is liberal, thinking only in an economy to structure big bosses and agricultural businesses, so on.

Do we need excentric politicians to be elected in this century? Or our humans values are lost?
My point of view is Brazilian society has lost her human values in due to many social factors as violence, poverty, unemployment, social inequality, corruption, so on. In fact, all of this makes a part of our history.

The last one is a Spatial Base in Alcântara , Maranhão - the president wants to assign a contract with Trump to fix American high technology there for spatial and military affairs. For other side, all of ancient slaves community, named quilombolas, has get over there!
If this contract is signed, it will be a chaos for environment and quilombolas people (slave negro people who lives in this area since Portuguese crown stablished in this territory, when many slaves escaped the owner in this Portuguese Reign).


And now Brazilian society has a leader following Trump policies.
No, we do not need that type of eccentrics to run our countries, but this is the latest trend almost all over the world it appears.

They raise to power through mass media and due to a well planned marketing strategy. Mass manipulation techniques are very efficient because they have a huge coverage in the press. And probably it's also in our human nature to seek for simple, quick solutions and this is exactly what these people promise. We also live in a world where trying to gather your info first and have an opinion later is highly discouraged. People tend to adopt pre-digested opinions based on usually false, incomplete or context free information of those who are more eloquent or more visible, more vociferous. Half-truths or fraction-truths are sometimes worse than total fabrications - those would be easier to detect.
So there. The public is given the illusion that if they vote a certain element they will regain power. People want to feel powerful.
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Trump to visit cities of recent mass shootings.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-49261795

Given his inability to even know which city they happened in will he manage to end up in the right location?
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They raise to power through mass media and due to a well planned marketing strategy. Mass manipulation techniques are very efficient because they have a huge coverage in the press. And probably it's also in our human nature to seek for simple, quick solutions and this is exactly what these people promise. We also live in a world where trying to gather your info first and have an opinion later is highly discouraged. People tend to adopt pre-digested opinions based on usually false, incomplete or context free information of those who are more eloquent or more visible, more vociferous. Half-truths or fraction-truths are sometimes worse than total fabrications - those would be easier to detect.
So there. The public is given the illusion that if they vote a certain element they will regain power. People want to feel powerful.
I agree with all you said, but an additional reason, a very important one, is the almost total loss of faith in the "establishment". They have been generally unable to deliver and adjust policies to new realities and while sometimes indeed policy takes some time to bear fruit, often their ineptitude and lack of understanding led to the system cracks. Remember Bush and Blair blatantly lying to invade Iraq? Remember the inept Cameron calling the Brexit referendum? H.Clinton campaign vs. Trump was ran as if she won by a landslide since day one? These are just a few examples.

I try to look at this positively. The current batch of lunatics and populists are a much needed vent for the frustration and built up pressure. Think of them as a nasty pimple that needs to drive out all the pus that has been accumulated. Also, its easier to think of Trump as a giant pimple anyway
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They have an echo-chamber of their own.


Trump represents a lot of voters, whether you like that fact or not.


Hating on Trump means hating on those voters, just like hating on AfD politicians means (to some degree) hating their voters.


That's not a way to win over those people.


Also, if as a politician all you can do is be against something or someone, then it's going to be really difficult after a while.


Just ask Hillary.
No, hating on Trump doesn't necessarily mean heating on his voters. Many people are very disappointed and maybe even angered or rather frustrated by a certain segment of voters because of their inability to see through all those Trump or AfD or whatever party techniques. Whether some people are quick to embrace populism or extremism due to some predispositions or they were just manipulated.

When you vote in certain elections and you see the worst possible candidate is winning you do not hate those who voted for them, you're terribly frustrated and sad because it will affect you too. It is a bit similar to blaming the victims...
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They have an echo-chamber of their own.


Trump represents a lot of voters, whether you like that fact or not.


Hating on Trump means hating on those voters, just like hating on AfD politicians means (to some degree) hating their voters.


That's not a way to win over those people.


Also, if as a politician all you can do is be against something or someone, then it's going to be really difficult after a while.


Just ask Hillary.
This is a very good point. Denmark recently has managed to halt the growth of populism by listening to these people and taking their concerns seriously. Calling them stupid and racist has the opposite effect.
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No, hating on Trump doesn't necessarily mean heating on his voters. Many people are very disappointed and maybe even angered or rather frustrated by a certain segment of voters because of their inability to see through all those Trump or AfD or whatever party techniques. Whether some people are quick to embrace populism or extremism due to some predispositions or they were just manipulated.

When you vote in certain elections and you see the worst possible candidate is winning you do not hate those who voted for them, you're terribly frustrated and sad because it will affect you too. It is a bit similar to blaming the victims...
In the words of the venerable James O'Brien "Contempt for the conmen, compassion for the conned.".
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Trump being welcomed in the mass shooting city Dayton Ohio today.

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Trump returns from the mass shooting cities not full of the milk of human kindness!
The senile old fool then launches an attack on Tim O'Brien who never wrote a book about Trump; possibly Spanky was thinking of Timothy L. O'Brien who did write such a book.
Trump sued Timothy L. O'Brien but the judge dismissed the case!

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Just watched a world class loser, Tim O’Brien, who I haven’t seen or spoken to in many years, & knows NOTHING about me except that he wrote a failed hit piece book about me 15 years ago.
Fired like a dog from other jobs?
Saw him on Lyin’ Brian Williams Trump Slam Show. Bad TV....
Meanwhile the twitter account of Senate Leader Moscow Mitch's campaign is suspended after it shared a video of a protester's profanity-laced rant outside the senator's home. "Twitter's guidelines say that users may not post content on the platform featuring violent threats, regardless of context."

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Then I saw failed Presidential Candidate (0%) Sherrod Brown & Mayor Whaley totally misrepresenting what took place inside of the hospital.
Their news conference after I left for El Paso was a fraud. It bore no resemblance to what took place
Nobody knows what triggered this tweet?

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At a press conference following their joint Dayton hospital visit with Trump, Brown said Trump was "received well by the patients," was "comforting" and "did the right things."
At the press conference and in an interview with CNN, Whaley said victims were "grateful" to see Trump and that he was "treated well by the victims, for sure."

But neither of the two Democrats alleged that Trump was badly received at the hospital.

When Whaley was later shown the Trump tweet in which he accused her of "totally misrepresenting what took place inside of the hospital," she responded, "I'm really confused."
"We said he was treated really well. I don't know what you could talk about misrepresenting, so.
Oh well, you know. He lives in his world of Twitter," Whaley said i
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Trump returns from the mass shooting cities not full of the milk of human kindness!
The senile old fool then launches an attack on Tim O'Brien who never wrote a book about Trump; possibly Spanky was thinking of Timothy L. O'Brien who did write such a book.
Trump sued Timothy L. O'Brien but the judge dismissed the case!
Sadly, I think you'll find that Timothy L. O'Brien (the author of the book that claimed that Trump was not a billionaire) and the Tim O'Brien to whom Trump refers are one and the same. Timothy L. has a gig as an analyst with NBC/MSNBC and tweets as Tim O'Brien. I haven't seen the TV piece that triggered Trump, but I guess it was on MSNBC.
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They are not the same person!

William Timothy "Tim" O'Brien (born October 1, 1946) is an American novelist.

Timothy L. O'Brien (born 1961) is an American journalist, author and television commentator.

You may well be correct that it was the correct O'Brien on MSNBC.
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Meanwhile the twitter account of Senate Leader Moscow Mitch's campaign is suspended after it shared a video of a protester's profanity-laced rant outside the senator's home. "Twitter's guidelines say that users may not post content on the platform featuring violent threats, regardless of context."
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This is known as "Cutting off your nose to spite your face"!
Maybe Trump will support this and stop tweeting
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Erm... if Timothy L. O'Brien calls himself Tim (as most Timothys do—no doubt it's a PITA having a quadrisyllabic name) and tweets as @TimOBrien, then yeah, they're one and the same. There's no argument that there exists another Tim O'Brien, but for once, Trump attached the correct(ly spelled) name to the correct person—even if he can't tell Toledo from Dayton.
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Travel alerts warning their citizens of the risk of gun violence in the U.S. ;
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Both former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and Peter Strzok, the former FBI agent are suing the Justice Department and FBI over termination from the bureau last year.
Both basically claiming it was a political action driven by Trump and in violation of regulations.

Possibly timed to embarrass Trump before the election?
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After the resignation announcement of Director of National Intelligence, Dan Coats, last month then the next in line to be acting Director according to US law was Deputy Director of National Intelligence Gordon.

Trump on Thursday announced that Gordon would retire and later added that Joseph Maguire, current director of the National Counterterrorism Center, will become the acting director of national intelligence.

Sue Gordon joined National Intelligence on January 1, 2015 before that she worked for the Central Intelligence Agency for over 25 years.

It is a shame that Spanky destroys experienced and dedicated people merely for telling the truth!

Edit; In a note accompanying her formal letter, Gordon wrote that she offered her resignation "as an act of respect & patriotism, not preference." "You should have your team," she wrote, implying it was not her choice to move on.

Russians must be laughing their socks off!
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As press were not allowed to follow Spanky around his visits to the latest shooting victims there is no official footage. Private footage from phones is starting to appear, showing him lying and laughing about crowd sizes.

I'm expect him to decry the phone footage as fake news from CNN deep state agents embedded in the hospital pretending to be injured, some of whom had even shot themselves to support the deception.

You know his supporters would believe it.
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Trump in Wonderland!
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Rod Blagojevich, the former Governor of Illinois, was sentenced to 14 years in prison. He has served 7 years.
Many people have asked that I study the possibility of commuting his sentence in that it was a very severe one.
White House staff is continuing the review of this matter.
1:55 AM · Aug 9, 2019
Illinois’ delegation of House Republicans on Thursday urged President Donald Trump not to commute the sentence of Democrat Rod Blagojevich, the state’s former governor, after the president told reporters he was considering doing so.

In a statement, GOP Reps. Darin LaHood, John Shimkus, Adam Kinzinger, Rodney Davis and Mike Bost said that commuting Blagojevich’s sentence “sets a dangerous precedent and goes against the trust voters place in elected officials.”

Speaking at the Illinois State Fairgrounds Thursday afternoon, Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Blagojevich should serve his full sentence.

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