The Trump Presidency...

If you are going to be crawling under wire, you might as well have one or a rubber duck If the intent is to show off.
Or a Trumpy Bear.

Probably not water resistant, though.
 
That link lead me on to this one, which was about his bigly great business acumen and judgement............not:

Trump once won a lawsuit against the NFL — but the result was an embarrassment
We may as well post the text and let everyone see it for research purposes, amusement, and because it shows once again what a tool he is.

The United States Football League was a league intended to play football in the spring that lasted between 1983 and 1985. So they had three seasons. And as a spring league in that first year, it was pretty, they didn't do badly, it didn't make money, but they have decent TV ratings, they had two TV networks, they had Herschel Walker, they had Steve Young, and they had Jim Kelly. It had possibilities.

Trump buys the Generals, before the second season. The first thing he says is, "If God had wanted spring football he wouldn't have invented baseball." So he buys into a spring league having every intention to move it to the fall to go head-to-head with the NFL, because that's the way he thinks.

It was a terrible, terrible decision. At the beginning of the third season, the league actually decided that for the fourth season they would go to the fall. The networks were furious, the players knew it wasn't going to work out, the losses really started to mount, the owners were getting incredibly upset. Trump had a solution, however. His solution was, "We're gonna sue. We're going to sue the NFL for being monopolists."

The large part of the argument was, "We can't get a network contract because they have all three networks locked up so they must be a monopolist." The jury did, in fact, rule that the NFL was a monopolist that had harmed the USFL. They had asked for $1.2 billion in damages, and the jury said, "We're going to give you $1." And in antitrust cases that's tripled so that's $3. Add interest that's $3.76.

And that's how much the USFL got. And that was the end of the USFL, thanks mainly to Donald Trump.
The Embarrassing Article.
 
We may as well post the text and let everyone see it for research purposes, amusement, and because it shows once again what a tool he is.

The United States Football League was a league intended to play football in the spring that lasted between 1983 and 1985. So they had three seasons. And as a spring league in that first year, it was pretty, they didn't do badly, it didn't make money, but they have decent TV ratings, they had two TV networks, they had Herschel Walker, they had Steve Young, and they had Jim Kelly. It had possibilities.

Trump buys the Generals, before the second season. The first thing he says is, "If God had wanted spring football he wouldn't have invented baseball." So he buys into a spring league having every intention to move it to the fall to go head-to-head with the NFL, because that's the way he thinks.

It was a terrible, terrible decision. At the beginning of the third season, the league actually decided that for the fourth season they would go to the fall. The networks were furious, the players knew it wasn't going to work out, the losses really started to mount, the owners were getting incredibly upset. Trump had a solution, however. His solution was, "We're gonna sue. We're going to sue the NFL for being monopolists."

The large part of the argument was, "We can't get a network contract because they have all three networks locked up so they must be a monopolist." The jury did, in fact, rule that the NFL was a monopolist that had harmed the USFL. They had asked for $1.2 billion in damages, and the jury said, "We're going to give you $1." And in antitrust cases that's tripled so that's $3. Add interest that's $3.76.

And that's how much the USFL got. And that was the end of the USFL, thanks mainly to Donald Trump.
The Embarrassing Article.
But but but, he's a bigly genius.
 
Trump appoints handbag designer Lana Marks as US ambassador to South Africa.
Sarah Harvard New York. Only the BEST people

President Donald Trump has nominated a member of his exclusive Mar-a-Lago resort to become US Ambassador, handbag designer Lana Marks
Ms Marks, 65, who was born and raised in South Africa, has made a name for herself in the fashion industry through her luxury handbags. The handbags—often made of exotic animal skin like ostrich and alligator—are typically priced from $19,000 to $400,000 and has been featured as celebrities’ accessories on the Oscars’ red carpet.

In addition to Ms Marks, Mr Trump nominated Mar-a-Lago members Robin Bernstein—a vocal and staunch defender for the president—to the US ambassadorship to the Dominican Republic, and Duke Buchan III—who donated $898,000 to the Trump Victory Committee—as US ambassador to Spain.

The president looked to nominate other Mar-a-Lago members, but they ended up turning down the offers either for family or health-related reasons. This includes Patrick Park—a philanthropist who hosted more than 200 fundraisers at the Palm Beach resort—as US ambassador to Austria, and Brian Burns—a major Trump donor—as US ambassador to Ireland.
 
Trump appoints handbag designer Lana Marks as US ambassador to South Africa.
Sarah Harvard New York. Only the BEST people

President Donald Trump has nominated a member of his exclusive Mar-a-Lago resort to become US Ambassador, handbag designer Lana Marks
Ms Marks, 65, who was born and raised in South Africa, has made a name for herself in the fashion industry through her luxury handbags. The handbags—often made of exotic animal skin like ostrich and alligator—are typically priced from $19,000 to $400,000 and has been featured as celebrities’ accessories on the Oscars’ red carpet.

In addition to Ms Marks, Mr Trump nominated Mar-a-Lago members Robin Bernstein—a vocal and staunch defender for the president—to the US ambassadorship to the Dominican Republic, and Duke Buchan III—who donated $898,000 to the Trump Victory Committee—as US ambassador to Spain.

The president looked to nominate other Mar-a-Lago members, but they ended up turning down the offers either for family or health-related reasons. This includes Patrick Park—a philanthropist who hosted more than 200 fundraisers at the Palm Beach resort—as US ambassador to Austria, and Brian Burns—a major Trump donor—as US ambassador to Ireland.
Respected folks, all round the world. the US of A draining the swamp and sending them overseas.

nepotism - the only ism that really matters
 
I'm actually not that bothered by him appointing campaign donors and his bezzers from the golf club as ambassadors. It's par for the course (heh) and the Democrats do it too. When you have a new administration and they've got so many thousand suddenly empty seats in government to fill, I suppose it's hard to avoid.

The Trump touch comes into play when you realise he's nearly two years in and still hasn't filled all these positions in the bureaucracy, and that thanks to Tillerson taking the knife to the State Department in his first year, the career diplomats have all fcuked off and the handbag designer may end up formulating policy.

Winningest of the winning.
 
Trump met with legal team over 3 days to discuss responses to questions from Mueller’s office: Sources
  • By KATHERINE FAULDERS
  • JOHN SANTUCCI
Nov 15, 2018, 10:18 PM ET. Linky Fingy

Sources told ABC News the president was irritated with a handful of the questions — a sentiment his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani shared with the Washington Post.

“There are some that create more issues for us legally than others,” Giuliani told the Washington Post. He said some were “unnecessary,” some were “possible traps,” and “we might consider some as irrelevant.”
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Now that the mastermind Judy Julie Annie is on the case frumps worries are over I guess (NOT) but the question is:

Why would some questions create legal issues if you have done nothing wrong ?
 
That link lead me on to this one, which was about his bigly great business acumen and judgement............not:

Trump once won a lawsuit against the NFL — but the result was an embarrassment
What the article missed was that Trump wanted to buy and NFL team but the other owners told him to jog on because the one thing rich business men know for certain is Trump isn't a good businessman hence Trumps hatred of the NFL, it was never about taking a knee it was all about revenge.
 
Trump met with legal team over 3 days to discuss responses to questions from Mueller’s office: Sources
  • By KATHERINE FAULDERS
  • JOHN SANTUCCI
Nov 15, 2018, 10:18 PM ET. Linky Fingy

Sources told ABC News the president was irritated with a handful of the questions — a sentiment his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani shared with the Washington Post.

“There are some that create more issues for us legally than others,” Giuliani told the Washington Post. He said some were “unnecessary,” some were “possible traps,” and “we might consider some as irrelevant.”
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Now that the mastermind Judy Julie Annie is on the case frumps worries are over I guess (NOT) but the question is:

Why would some questions create legal issues if you have done nothing wrong ?
I wonder which of his kids he'll be throwing under the bus.
 
What the article missed was that Trump wanted to buy and NFL team but the other owners told him to jog on because the one thing rich business men know for certain is Trump isn't a good businessman hence Trumps hatred of the NFL, it was never about taking a knee it was all about revenge.
Didn't know that, about buying the NFL that is. That explains some, and also again illustrates his vengeful streak.
 
I'm actually not that bothered by him appointing campaign donors and his bezzers from the golf club as ambassadors. It's par for the course (heh) and the Democrats do it too. When you have a new administration and they've got so many thousand suddenly empty seats in government to fill, I suppose it's hard to avoid.

The Trump touch comes into play when you realise he's nearly two years in and still hasn't filled all these positions in the bureaucracy, and that thanks to Tillerson taking the knife to the State Department in his first year, the career diplomats have all fcuked off and the handbag designer may end up formulating policy.

Winningest of the winning.
I'm no expert on this but wonder whether the UK does it better where you have a permanent civil service staff already in place that serves whichever ministers and pm comes in following elections. It avoids all this searching for appointees and keeps continuity.
 
I'm no expert on this but wonder whether the UK does it better where you have a permanent civil service staff already in place that serves whichever ministers and pm comes in following elections. It avoids all this searching for appointees and keeps continuity.
I think it does work better, Canada has the same system, the Minister may change but there doesn't seem to be a problem with having that continuity in place to keep the projects moving along.
 

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