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Will Trump be a Good President?

Now that he's won, how do you think his presidency will be?
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

I'm going to go out on a limb and say that he's going to be a great President.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Regression to the mean. Probably not as bad as I fear, but nowhere near as good as others think.
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I'm going to go out on a limb and say that he's going to be a great President.
Well, according to Tiffany (and she should know), "he cares about people, all the people" (except Mexicans, US vets, handicapped people, women, blacks, and a whole load of others I've probably forgotten to mention). Other than that, yeah, a truly caring human being.

I've no doubt he'll be excellent in Foreign Policy (given that he thinks Paris is in Germany), that he'll create jobs for all those currently unemployed in the USA, and that he will vastly increase the wealth of the lower and middle classes.

Oh and perhaps help himself and his family/buddies to a large slice of the pie, but that's normal, right?
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

I believe Reagan was a great president, maybe because he delegated his experts to run the country.

I am wondering who will be prepared to work with Trump and make this government work?
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Old 09.11.2016, 22:28
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Trump has great potential. I think he's capable of succeeding tremendously. Yet like anybody else, he's capable of failing spectacularly and miserably. Peter principle, he may have arisen to his level of incompetence. We can only hope he does well for everybody's sake.

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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

I don't think he will be a good president. I don't think his ego will allow him to shut up for long enough to actually listen to anyone who isn't agreeing with him. This probably won't help him have great relationships with people he cannot fire, like foreign dignitaries, or other elected officials.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

US markets close up 1.4%, despite earlier global panic at Trump's victory


• The biggest corporate winners were private prison operators, oil companies and pharmaceutical companies. All of these sectors faced punishing regulations under a Clinton presidency, and will benefit from Trump’s mission to loosen controls of businesses.

https://www.theguardian.com/business...r-tense-climax
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Now that he's won, how do you think his presidency will be?
Low on positive results, with the little people being pushed around and losing out, like his Aberdeen golf course.

BBC Panorama: The trouble with Trump
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Donald Trump documentary exposes billionaire's shocking treatment of Scottish family
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"When I found out about Trump’s treatment of a Scottish family in his attempt to force them off their land I had to make a film about it. Now he wants to sue. … We won’t be cowered by Trump’s legal threats and cyberbullying. That’s why we made You’ve Been Trumped Too available free to all voters in America on Thursday night ahead of its UK release."
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

On one note though. The fact that he has won the election is already an accomplishment in itself. He has redrawn the political map. Workers who were purported to be represented by the Democrats, because they harvested their votes, apparently realised the Democrats care little for their well being and more for their hold on power. So Trump has cast new light on their representation.

I think also he is on the verge of breaking down political barriers between minorities and whites, which needs to happen in the US by free association rather than social classes. He can also accomplish the same with representation of the LGBT community, and which could potentially unite the country in ways Democrats never could.

Finally, I think he's broken the hold of the tyranny of Political Correctness already. I think there are intellectual values that can be gained from this.

As for what he will do from here on, I suppose we'll see.
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I think also he is on the verge of breaking down political barriers between minorities and whites, which needs to happen in the US by free association rather than social classes. He can also accomplish the same with representation of the LGBT community, and which could potentially unite the country in ways Democrats never could.
You do realize at this point, that this man has no respect WHATSOEVER for the minorities? He's degraded jews, blacks, Mexicans, disabled, etc with no thought of the consequences. And he was just elected to the highest office in the USA.
That very fact fills me with dread. That someone with so little concern for his fellow man should now stand to represent the Free World.
He beat up his chef because the food didn't please him. He forced himself on his wife Ivanka (before she sold herself out on a gag order tied to her divorce settlement). He has forced himself on a large number of women, only some of whom have come forward.
He has shafted small businesses and short-changed business partners. He has maneuvered his way out of paying taxes for the last 18 years. He pretends to give to charity, but his foundation is murky at best and last we heard, he played with contributions to make it look like he gave far more.
His Trump University was a huge scam (renting hotel convention centers to give phony talks in real-estate).
His business acumen is debatable - but now he'll be running the economy.
All we can hope for is that the éminences grises who'll really be running the show know what they're doing - DT certainly doesn't, he's winging it - and that their pony does as he's told. Otherwise the expression 'smouldering rock' that I read on Twitter is an unfortunately graphic reminder of what this could all come to.

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You do realize at this point, that this man has no respect WHATSOEVER for the minorities?
Yet they voted for him.

He wouldn't have won otherwise.

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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

So 3 YES so far - shall we take bets on who they are?
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

We'll see if he makes a good pres.

https://www.facebook.com/youvebeentr...o/?pnref=story

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KthrjjRKoE
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Probably some of the same who foresaw his win.

They are clearly omniscient.

The nos clealy come from the same clueless people who expected HC to win in a landslide!

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Probably some of the same who foresaw his win.

They are clearly omniscient.

The nos clealy come from the same clueless people who expected HC to win in a landslide!

Tom
I voted NO! and I voted that Trump would win.



just some common sense here
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You do realize at this point, that this man has no respect WHATSOEVER for the minorities? He's degraded jews, blacks, Mexicans, disabled, etc with no thought of the consequences. And he was just elected to the highest office in the USA.
That very fact fills me with dread. That someone with so little concern for his fellow man should now stand to represent the Free World.
He beat up his chef because the food didn't please him. He forced himself on his wife Ivanka (before she sold herself out on a gag order tied to her divorce settlement). He has forced himself on a large number of women, only some of whom have come forward.
He has shafted small businesses and short-changed business partners. He has maneuvered his way out of paying taxes for the last 18 years. He pretends to give to charity, but his foundation is murky at best and last we heard, he played with contributions to make it look like he gave far more.
His Trump University was a huge scam (renting hotel convention centers to give phony talks in real-estate).
His business acumen is debatable - but now he'll be running the economy.
All we can hope for is that the éminences grises who'll really be running the show know what they're doing - DT certainly doesn't, he's winging it - and that their pony does as he's told. Otherwise the expression 'smouldering rock' that I read on Twitter is an unfortunately graphic reminder of what this could all come to.

No, I don't realise all those allegations. It should have been brought up before election for fact checking, no? Did he also eat children?
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

"You do realize at this point, that this man has no respect WHATSOEVER for the minorities? "
Who has?
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Yet they voted for him.

He wouldn't have won otherwise.

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No Tom,
The Hispanics voted massively against him. You did read the stats, right?
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No, I don't realise all those allegations. It should have been brought up before election for fact checking, no? Did he also eat children?
No, but he allegedly raped one.
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