The Trump Presidency...

Why, working for $1 and funded his own campaign which got the white house for a pittance, the Democrats spent gazillions ffs.....aren't there any lessons there at all? Whatever you think about Trump he is an outsider when it comes to the establishment and that is why I support him.
I do find it odd that he had substantial funds to put into his own campaign and yet was still paying less tax than his chauffeur. He sold himself as not being one of the political elite which was true however he is one of the financial elite so I'd guess him being one of the tiny minority to benefit from 85% of the business tax breaks he will more than recoup what he invested.
 
I would think she would be a lovely person, for not killing you. I should leave her some decent tea!
Hang on, how did you know she loves tea - PM me a pic of your passport stamps asap - or else
The gun and porn industries!!
can't argue with that one.
Yes thanks, I asked because your usual activity on here is pretty bone so I wasn't sure if you were special needs.
I am really upset now because I have no idea why you think my posts are bone.
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No, you fool. When the market goes up it’s because of Trump.

If it’s going down it’s the democrats, or immigrants, or something to do with transgender emails.
Oh Dear.....

Levin Report Vanity Fair
DONALD TRUMP BLAMES “CRAZY” FED FOR MARKET PLUNGING 800 POINTS
The president strangely had nothing to say about his trade war, which Wall Street analysts actually say caused the sell-off.

Longest bull run in the history of the stock market, congratulations America!
Stock market hit all time high on Friday. Congratulations U.S.A.!
70 Record Closes for the Dow so far this year! We have NEVER had 70 Dow Records in a one year period. Wow!
The Fake News Media barely mentions the fact that the Stock Market just hit another New Record and that business in the U.S. is booming . . . but the people know!

The reason our stock market is so successful is because of me!
These are but a sampling of the things Donald Trump has said about the stock market over the past 21 months, patting himself on the back for gains on a near-daily basis, something presidents have historically never done, because all the ones up until 45 understood that if you take credit on the way up, you have to take the blame for the inevitable drops. That’s what a normal person that doesn’t suffer from narcissistic personality disorder would do, at least. But Donald Trump is no such person, which is why on Wednesday, when the stock market fell off a cliff... ...he naturally looked outside of himself to pin the blame, and found it in his handpicked Fed Chair, Jerome Powell:

Donald Trump slammed the Federal Reserve as “crazy” for its interest-rate increases this year in comments hours after the worst U.S. stock market sell-off since February.​
“The Fed is making a mistake,” he told reporters on Wednesday as he arrived in Pennsylvania for a campaign rally. “They’re so tight. I think the Fed has gone crazy.”​
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Global stocks tumble after Trump 'crazy' Fed comment

Japanese stocks plunged by more than three percent Thursday following the worst session on Wall Street for months, as US President Donald Trump said the Federal Reserve had "gone crazy" with plans for higher interest rates.
The benchmark Nikkei 225 dropped nearly two percent at the open and extended losses to below the three-percent mark, as traders fretted about surging interest rates and an ongoing trade spat.
Currency investors took shelter in the safe-haven yen, resulting in steep losses for Japanese exporters, with electronics giant Sony down nearly five percent as blue-chip firms flashed red across the trading board.

"The markets are fraught with peril," warned Stephen Innes, head of trading at OANDA, adding there was a "horrible intersection of risk aversion" from the US-China trade conflict and rising US interest rates.

The steep drop in Japan followed a decline on Wall Street of nearly 830 points, the biggest fall since February, amid Trump's latest criticism of the Federal Reserve, the US central bank.

"I think the Fed is making a mistake. It's so tight. I think the Fed has gone crazy," Trump told reporters as he arrived for a campaign rally ahead of the US mid-term elections.

Trump has repeatedly touted Wall Street records as proof of the success of his economic programme, including his confrontational trade strategy.
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The Fed Chair Jerome Powell by the way is held by one of the idiots "Best People", "I only hire the best people".
 
At Iowa Rally, Donald Trump Slobbers Over His Fox BFFs
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Nothing says “Donald Trump has no desire to be president of all of America” like his slobbering comments about the most divisive, most hate mongering and partisan hosts on Fox News and Fox Business.
During his rally in Council Bluffs, Iowa last night, Trump adopted the demonizing language of Lou Dobbs when describing Democrats. Standing shoulder-to-shoulder with Dobbs in that regard are Sean Hannity, Jeanine Pirro and Ainsley Earhardt. Apparently, Trump doesn’t care that more than 44 million Americans are registered Democrats, about 12 million more than are registered Republicans.
TRUMP: No, they’ve gone crazy. Now the Democrats—or as some people would says, the Dims—the Dims—who says that? Lou Dobbs, the great Lou Dobbs. He says that, right? Sean Hannity says that. The Dims. Sean Hannity.

(APPLAUSE)

Judge Jeanine says that, doesn’t she?

(APPLAUSE)

Laura—Laura, how good has Laura been, right?

(APPLAUSE)

We got a lot of good people. Do we like—do we like Tucker? I like Tucker.

(APPLAUSE)

He says that a lot. How about Steve Doocy? How about Ainsley, Brian? We got a lot of great friends.

Trump’s “We got a lot of great friends” line, meaning a lot of friends at Fox News, shows just how childishly cliquish he is. And just how little he cares for the vast majority of Americans outside that clique. Only about 3 million people watched Fox’s most popular show, Hannity, each night of the last quarter. For comparison, more than 136 million Americans voted in 2016, nearly 66 million of them for Hillary Clinton.

Trump caricature by DonkeyHotey via Creative Commons license.
 
Why, working for $1 and funded his own campaign which got the white house for a pittance, the Democrats spent gazillions ffs.....aren't there any lessons there at all? Whatever you think about Trump he is an outsider when it comes to the establishment and that is why I support him.
You are absolutely right about the Chump financing his own campaign.
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Donald Trump made his first and most definitive statement about campaign cash just moments after announcing his intention to run for president.

It’s the one that stuck in everyone’s mind.

"I don't need anybody's money. It's nice. I don't need anybody's money," Trump said on June 16, 2015. “I’m using my own money. I’m not using the lobbyists. I’m not using donors. I don’t care. I’m really rich.”

Over subsequent months, Trump would double and triple down on his seemingly reformist rhetoric that mocked Republican orthodoxy.

He criticized the Supreme Court’s money gusher of a decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.

He cold shouldered the billionaire Koch brothers and Republican megadonor Sheldon Adelson.

He blasted big-money super PACs as “unfair,” “horrible,” “scams” and in violation of both the spirit and letter of federal election law. Politicians who rely on such super PACs are beholden to their wealthy contributors, Trump declared.

He then vowed: “That’s not going to happen with me.”

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It is a promise that every American should be proud of - A vote for Donny is a vote for Truth & Integrity
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But - Aaaaaw Donny you let me down again Ffs!!

Do Trump’s stage-setting declarations about political money still carry currency as he begins his second year in office? Do his statements hold as he begins marshaling resources aimed at winning a second term?

"I don’t need anybody’s money."
Theoretically, this statement is true. In practice, it’s not.

As 2015 bled into 2016, and Trump solidified his standing atop the Republican presidential field, his campaign began soliciting contributions ahead of a general election showdown with Democrat Hillary Clinton and her massive political fundraising machine. In all, Trump would raise about $339 million.

And while Trump’s campaign initially disavowed super PACs purporting to support Trump — especially those incorporating Trump’s name or “Make America Great Again” sloganeering — that pushback evaporated as Election Day crept closer. Super PACs and politically active nonprofits ultimately bolstered Trump with tens of millions of dollars in fresh support.

And Trump’s pursuit of contributions for his 2020 re-election campaign began soon after he won the presidency.

If Trump didn’t need this money, he could simply stop raising it.

Instead, he’s pursuing other people’s cash as aggressively as ever since becoming president, culminating this month with a campaign sweepstakes to win dinner with him in Florida at his Mar-a-Lago resort.

"I’m using my own money."
Trump has demonstrated no willingness — neither during the 2016 presidential campaign nor since — to single-handedly bankroll his political affairs.

Make no mistake: Trump did use $66.1 million of his personal fortune to fuel that 2016 presidential campaign. Few political candidates have such means.

But the self-funding represents less than one-fifth of the more than $333 million his campaign raised from all sources, including individual donors, party committees and political action committees.

And the president so far hasn’t donated a dime to his re-election efforts, which include staging campaign-style rallies across the country and otherwise promoting himself.

"I’m not using the lobbyists."
Trump tongue-lashes lobbyists. He’s placed some limits on his administration’s staffers’ ability to one day work as lobbyists.

But Trump appears to like lobbyist money just fine — and the lobbyists who help him raise that cash.

While the money his 2016 presidential quest raised from registered lobbyists was modest — significantly less than the hundreds of thousands Clinton’s campaign raised from K Street — Trump appointed professional lobbyists to key fundraising positions within his campaign.

"I’m not using the super PAC's"
Today, more than a dozen super PACs and similarly pro-Trump political nonprofits are actively advocating on Trump’s behalf. With an eye toward Election Day 2020 nearly three years away, pro-Trump super PACs have already raised millions of dollars in recent months.

“I’m not using donors.”
Trump most certainly has used donors. Lots and lots of them.

A Center for Public Integrity analysis of Trump campaign filings with the FEC, coupled with a February study from the nonpartisan Campaign Finance Institute, conservatively places the number of donors to his campaign in the low seven figures.
Public Integrity by Dave Levinthal
 
Sounds like he's displaying weakness abroad again over this Saudi journo. How unexpected.
 
Well Canadian Bestie I have not had a valid Passport since 2011. One day again I will, when I am rich.
Well make sure you give me a heads up if you head North, as an Arrse registered truppit you are already on the CSIS blacklist, but rest assured I have contacts, nudge, nudge, that can make an exception :)
 
Well make sure you give me a heads up if you head North, as an Arrse registered truppit you are already on the CSIS blacklist, but rest assured I have contacts, nudge, nudge, that can make an exception :)
Nah, they would let me in willingly. One day I would love to head up North to get the first Crack at the Canadians (Honkers). Besides I don't really consider myself to be a Truppit, more or less just the winner of a useful idiot who advances certain issues that I believe in. If appealing to his vanity advances the long term interest of US, then so be it. Defense is being rebuilt, the supreme court is not going to be a Progressive nightmare(until they try to change the makeup), immigration laws are being enforced even without the wall. I don't have to worry about the 2A anymore and being labeled a criminal over night. So while he might be a moral degenerate and utter fecktard, he is a fly in the ointment that is also helping parts of the world out.

Obama was the first President to spend more on Welfare than Defense, and HRC would have continued that trend. So while you may hate Trump his promise was to dump money into our military, which he is doing and it allows the US to add to our commitment to NATO instead of reducing it. By being a mammoth *********, he is also getting Europe to slowly spend a bit more then what they wanted to, which is in their best interest weather they like it or not.
 
Sounds like he's displaying weakness abroad again over this Saudi journo. How unexpected.

Wonder why ???

United States President-elect Donald Trump launched eight companies in Saudi Arabia during his presidential campaign, according to a report by the Washington Post.
The companies were registered in August of last year, shortly after Trump officially announced his presidential bid. The president-elect routinely criticized his opponent, Hillary Clinton, because her foundation – The Clinton Foundation – previously accepted millions of dollars from Saudi Arabia and other GCC countries. Trump said these countries "treat women horribly" and "kill gays."
But, while he used this as an attack on Clinton, it didn't concern him enough to cease expanding his own personal business interests.
"[Saudis] buy apartments from me," Trump said during a campaign rally last year, according to The Hill.
"They spend $40 million, $50 million. Am I supposed to dislike them? I like them very much.”
According to the Washington Post report, Trump maintains business interests in at least 18 countries globally. Regionally, in addition to his Saudi business interests, the real estate mogul has four in Qatar, thirteen in the United Arab Emirates, four in Israel and two in Turkey.
Traditionally, a U.S. president sells their business interests or puts them in a "blind trust" before taking office. Trump however, has refused calls to do the same, instead insisting on handing over control of his companies to his children. At the same time, he has expressed a desire for his children to be intimately involved in his administration. Trump's daughter Ivanka has already sat in on meetings with foreign heads of state since the election.

Prior to the election it was well known that I have interests in properties all over the world.Only the crooked media makes this a big deal!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 22, 2016

"There are so many diplomatic, political, even national security risks in having the president own a whole bunch of properties all over the world,” Richard Painter, chief White House ethics lawyer under President George W. Bush, told the Washington Post.
“If we’ve got to talk to a foreign government about their behavior, or negotiate a treaty, or some country asks us to send our troops in to defend someone else, we’ve got to make a decision. And the question becomes: Are we going in out of our national interest or because there’s a Trump casino around?”



My Bold.

Or ARE?

"We are not going to do anything robust as I the President have a few hundred million invested in SA?, Lets use the bogyman in the closet . The SA are fighting Iran , The SA have our biggest Military contracts, billions and billions etc."
 
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Wonder why ???

United States President-elect Donald Trump launched eight companies in Saudi Arabia during his presidential campaign, according to a report by the Washington Post.
The companies were registered in August of last year, shortly after Trump officially announced his presidential bid. The president-elect routinely criticized his opponent, Hillary Clinton, because her foundation – The Clinton Foundation – previously accepted millions of dollars from Saudi Arabia and other GCC countries. Trump said these countries "treat women horribly" and "kill gays."
But, while he used this as an attack on Clinton, it didn't concern him enough to cease expanding his own personal business interests.
"[Saudis] buy apartments from me," Trump said during a campaign rally last year, according to The Hill.
"They spend $40 million, $50 million. Am I supposed to dislike them? I like them very much.”
According to the Washington Post report, Trump maintains business interests in at least 18 countries globally. Regionally, in addition to his Saudi business interests, the real estate mogul has four in Qatar, thirteen in the United Arab Emirates, four in Israel and two in Turkey.
Traditionally, a U.S. president sells their business interests or puts them in a "blind trust" before taking office. Trump however, has refused calls to do the same, instead insisting on handing over control of his companies to his children. At the same time, he has expressed a desire for his children to be intimately involved in his administration. Trump's daughter Ivanka has already sat in on meetings with foreign heads of state since the election.

Prior to the election it was well known that I have interests in properties all over the world.Only the crooked media makes this a big deal!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 22, 2016

"There are so many diplomatic, political, even national security risks in having the president own a whole bunch of properties all over the world,” Richard Painter, chief White House ethics lawyer under President George W. Bush, told the Washington Post.
“If we’ve got to talk to a foreign government about their behavior, or negotiate a treaty, or some country asks us to send our troops in to defend someone else, we’ve got to make a decision. And the question becomes: Are we going in out of our national interest or because there’s a Trump casino around?”



My Bold.

Or ARE?

"We are not going to do anything robust as I the President have a few hundred million invested in SA?, Lets use the bogyman in the closet . The SA are fighting Iran , The SA have our biggest Military contracts, billions and billions etc."
That's Trump in a nutshell, he's always promised to be the 1st Presidunce to make money off his term, but it doesn't matter to the GOP or the Truppits, they are willing enablers. Change the name from Trump to Clinton though and the same people would be having a shit fit.
 

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