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Old 05.03.2021, 11:08
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Re: Trump - post Presidency thread

Battle lines being drawn over who gets to vote and who doesn't.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-56287375

Also saw on CNN a while back that Trump actually voted by post - by handing his envelope to a third party to post for him. Talk about being a hypocrite.

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Re: Trump - post Presidency thread

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Battle lines being drawn over who gets to vote and who doesn't.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-56287375

Also saw on CNN a while back that Trump actually voted by post - by handing his envelope to a third party to post for him. Talk about being a hypocrite.
Post Trump Republican legislatures are working hard to suppress voters who are poor and nonwhite, by making absolutely ridiculous rules that favor white more affluent voters. Voter fraud is very rare, however voter suppression looks to become increasingly common.
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Old 05.03.2021, 16:49
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Re: Trump - post Presidency thread

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Battle lines being drawn over who gets to vote and who doesn't.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-56287375

Also saw on CNN a while back that Trump actually voted by post - by handing his envelope to a third party to post for him. Talk about being a hypocrite.
I believe Florida is one of the states that has introduced legislation to make voting by mail or absentee harder. The most common proposal is that only a family member can hand deliver a ballot. Otherwise the person who turns it in is committing a crime.
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Re: Trump - post Presidency thread

The Supreme Court on Thursday night dismissed three cases that arose during the Trump era over “sanctuary” policies that restrict local police from helping federal authorities to enforce immigration laws.

The justices’ move blocked the Trump administration over its efforts to withhold federal funds in response to sanctuary laws.
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Old 06.03.2021, 21:48
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Re: Trump - post Presidency thread

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Lawyers for former President Donald Trump sent out cease-and-desist letters Friday to the major GOP entities RNC, NRCC and NRSC for using his name and likeness on fundraising emails and merchandise.
Seems he needs every cent he can raise so no sharing....
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The Supreme Court on Thursday night dismissed three cases that arose during the Trump era over “sanctuary” policies that restrict local police from helping federal authorities to enforce immigration laws.

The justices’ move blocked the Trump administration over its efforts to withhold federal funds in response to sanctuary laws.
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Old 09.03.2021, 19:11
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Re: Trump - post Presidency thread

Interesting New York Times view of Donny's business acumen.
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"'The Apprentice,' along with the licensing and endorsement deals that flowed from his expanding celebrity, brought Mr. Trump a total of $427.4 million.

"Most of Mr. Trump's core enterprises — from his constellation of golf courses to his conservative-magnet hotel in Washington — report losing millions, if not tens of millions, of dollars year after year,"
while "his revenue from 'The Apprentice' and from licensing deals is drying up.
Several years ago he sold nearly all the stocks that now might have helped him plug financial holes in his struggling properties."
Probably explains why he is demanding major GOP entities stop using his name for fundraising, his only positive cash flow now comes from licensing his name and he needs huge cash amounts to cover the losses his business makes year on year plus he has huge loans coming due.

I expect his major lenders will write off much of what he owes them in these loans when they see little chance of payback.
For example, Fortress Investment Management; in 2012 Fortress forgave more than $100 million of a Trump loan, which, including interest and fees, was then worth about $150 million. This is now part of the Manhattan district attorney's office investigation ensuring the $100 million was correctly handled per tax liability.
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Old 09.03.2021, 19:20
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Interesting New York Times view of Donny's business acumen.


Probably explains why he is demanding major GOP entities stop using his name for fundraising, his only positive cash flow now comes from licensing his name and he needs huge cash amounts to cover the losses his business makes year on year plus he has huge loans coming due.
And "the forgotten men and women" will pay. You have to admit, he is a talented con man.
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Old 10.03.2021, 10:31
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Re: Trump - post Presidency thread

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The New York Supreme Court dismissed the Trump campaign's defamation lawsuit against The New York Times on Tuesday, saying the campaign had failed to prove that the Times intentionally defamed Trump.

In the piece, Max Frankel, a former executive editor of the newspaper.argued that there was an “overarching deal” between Russia and the Trump campaign to help former President Trump get elected.
Meanwhile, the cases for potential State criminal charges seem to be building, according to the Wall Street Journal
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They claim Trump had valued his Seven Springs property at $291 million in 2012 to financial institutions. Inflating the value of assets in order to obtain financial benefits is a state criminal offense.
Local tax assessment rolls list the property value at around $19 million.
Trump valued the property between $25 million and $50 million in his presidential financial disclosures.
Edit: Former President Donald Trump requested a mail-in ballot ahead of a local municipal election in Florida, records from the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections website show the ballot was mailed on Friday to Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort, which he made his permanent residence in 2019.

The request marks just the latest instance of Trumpvoting through the same process he repeatedly sought to discredit throughout the 2020 election without evidence.
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Old 10.03.2021, 11:31
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Re: Trump - post Presidency thread

One thought that I’ve seen circulating among the (admittedly) Democratic speculators is that the push to replace Gov Andrew Cuomo of NY could be funded, encouraged, etc by friends of Trump. Oust Cuomo, replace with someone sympathetic to Trump (Republicans, of course), and when all the NY state actions come up....eventual pardoning.

Could be all bullshit, but Cuomo’s record is really tarnished, and one could imagine an enterprising Friend of Trump attempting this......
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One thought that I’ve seen circulating among the (admittedly) Democratic speculators is that the push to replace Gov Andrew Cuomo of NY could be funded, encouraged, etc by friends of Trump. Oust Cuomo, replace with someone sympathetic to Trump (Republicans, of course), and when all the NY state actions come up....eventual pardoning.
Proposing a pardon amounts to an assumption of guilt, and accepting one to admitting guilt, says the US Supreme Court.

So, an accepted pardon may well amount to a dream come true for anyone pursuing Trump in a litigation case.
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Re: Trump - post Presidency thread

Could be a matter of days.
https://thehill.com/homenews/adminis...mp-is-indicted
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Old 11.03.2021, 16:02
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Meanwhile, the cases for potential State criminal charges seem to be building, according to the Wall Street Journal


Edit: Former President Donald Trump requested a mail-in ballot ahead of a local municipal election in Florida, records from the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections website show the ballot was mailed on Friday to Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort, which he made his permanent residence in 2019.

The request marks just the latest instance of Trumpvoting through the same process he repeatedly sought to discredit throughout the 2020 election without evidence.
Yep, and according to an article I saw on the CNN website a little while ago, he gave it to a third person to post for him. Wouldn't do to be caught posting it himself now would it.
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Old 11.03.2021, 18:04
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Post Trump Republican legislatures are working hard to suppress voters who are poor and nonwhite, by making absolutely ridiculous rules that favor white more affluent voters. Voter fraud is very rare, however voter suppression looks to become increasingly common.
US American democracy
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I know it is frowned upon to post Trump supporters are not the brightest bulbs on the tree but
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In his own garden! What a twat?

And another one
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Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts (R-Neb.) spoke out at a press conference against legislation that would legalize medical marijuana, saying that it will "kill your kids."
Nebraska tax revenue from tobaco products is over $100 million per year so he has plenty of opportunity to stop "killing kids".
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It is very unusual in the US for the losing side in a court case to have to pay the other side's costs but there is a way
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The Arizona Republican Party and its lawyers must pay more than $18,000 in legal fees to the Arizona secretary of state after a Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled on Friday that one of the party’s failed lawsuits challenging President Biden’s win there last year was “groundless.”

Judge John Hannah concluded last week that the state GOP filed the baseless suit for political reasons while claiming it was meant to protect election integrity and failed to recognize it had sued the wrong government official,

Taxpayers were forced to cover the legal fees to defend the state government last year.
I hope they also go after the lawyer who presented the case.
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Re: Trump - post Presidency thread

Interesting article

"Who truly was the most dishonest president?"

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-56246507

The most important/worrying sentences in there though are:

"The political science lecturer at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore adds: "The problem is the American presidential selection process is fundamentally flawed and produces monsters.

"It requires years of campaigning, and only the most arrogant, ambitious and narcissistic individuals would possibly be willing to do such a thing."
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Re: Trump - post Presidency thread

Good article!
However, basically it's not just an American problem.
which country has had a president that has never lied?
At least with Trump, his lies were mostly bad and clearly detectable to any rational person.
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Good article!
However, basically it's not just an American problem.
which country has had a president that has never lied?
At least with Trump, his lies were mostly bad and clearly detectable to any rational person.
True
Pity about the clickbait title "Who truly was the most dishonest president?"
I mean they do not attempt to answer the question by comparing the presidents.
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