The Trump Presidency...

However, BuzzFeed reporter Paul McLeod noted: “The judge did rule no one has an absolute First Amendment right to have access to the White House. BUT he then said when the President invites in some reporters but excludes others the First Amendment comes into play.”
There are numerous outlets not allowed into WH press briefings, and when a pool reporter does coverage they rest of the outlets get coverage
 
Compare these two statements:

In Vietnam, Mueller survived a long hilltop firefight in an area known as Mutter's Ridge, a battle that claimed the lives of 13 Marines. He has never told the story of what happened there; others have had to reconstruct it from the words of his comrades and from citations written up by the Marine Corps when he won the Bronze Star. “The minute the shit hit the fan, he was there,” one of the Marines under his command told Garrett M. Graff, the author of The Threat Matrix: The FBI at War in the Age of Global Terror.

and Presidunce Bone Spurs:

"It's funny Howard, if I had sex with a number of women that I'm supposed to have had sex with, I wouldn't be talking to you right now. I'd be dead," Trump said.

"Yeah, you'd be dead," said Stern. "You'd have some disease."

"I'd be dead," added Trump.

"So you'll just have straight intercourse with a rubber with them right?" Stern asked.

"Well, I don't know, you know there's lots of different ways of doing it. It's a very complicated subject. They say that more people were killed by women in this act than killed in Vietnam, OK,
"I even went as far to say that you're braver than any Vietnam vet because you're out there screwing a lot of women."

"Getting the Congressional Medal of Honor, in actuality," said Trump.
Funny how you are outraged about trump not serving yet you dont whine about bill clinton not serving.

Cheney 5 deferments
Biden 5 deferments
trump 5 deferments
obama never served when eligible
Pence never served either when eligible

"I Loathe the Military" Clinton sent Rangers to Mogadishu without requested armor or air support
 
But none of those are the current Presidunce so I really don't care.
 
So you admit to being a Hypocrite? well done lass
I'm not going to get drawn into one of your silly little arguments if any of those other people were in power then maybe I would be on their case but they are not.
  • David Lapan, a retired Marine colonel who served in the Trump administration as a spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security in 2017, said Trump doesn't understand the "proper use and role of the military."
  • Trump has consistently sparked controversy over his rhetoric toward and leadership of the US military.
  • Trump has also faced ongoing criticism for not visiting US troops in a war zone.
President Donald Trump is nearly halfway through his first term and, despite his tough talk on the military, continues to face criticism for his approach to America's armed forces.

David Lapan, a retired Marine colonel who served in the Trump administration as a spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security in 2017, said Trump doesn't understand the "proper use and role of the military." The statement comes while the commander in chief faces criticism for deploying thousands of active-duty troops, who are barred from carrying out law enforcement in the US, to the US-Mexico border — a deployment that opponents have called a political "stunt."

"There was the belief that over time, he would better understand, but I don’t know that that’s the case," Lapan recently told The New York Times. "I don’t think that he understands the proper use and role of the military and what we can, and can't, do."

Read more: America's 'war on terror' has cost the US nearly $6 trillion and killed roughly half a million people, and there's no end in sight

Well before the controversial border deployment, Trump has consistently sparked controversy via his rhetoric and leadership of the US military.

The president has clashed with Gold Star families on more than one occasion, for example, drawing ire from Democrats and Republicans alike.

More recently, Trump was broadly criticized during a trip to France for skipping a visit to a World War I memorial because of rain. Meanwhile, the president's decision to send thousands of US troops to the border with Mexico to confront a migrant caravan has been decried as a "stunt," including by fellow Republicans in Congress.

"I think it's unfortunate that we have soldiers there, and frankly in Arizona they are stationed in Tucson about 90 miles from the border. So, they are not forward deployed actually on the border," Republican Sen. Jeff Flake told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" earlier this week. "I think you can't call it anything but a stunt here, and it's unfortunate that they are going to be away from family during the holidays coming up, and we just don't know what really for."

Additionally, the president's decision to not visit Arlington National Cemetery on Veterans Day has been frowned upon. Trump told Fox News host Chris Wallace in an interview set to air on Sunday he'd been "extremely busy" that day with phone calls. Wallace noted Trump's predecessor, former President Barack Obama, went to the cemetery every year on Veterans Day.

Trump talks tough about the military, but he hasn't visited a war zone where US troops are fighting — unlike his predecessors

Trump has also been bashed for not visiting US troops in a war zone, which is something his two most recent predecessors did early on in their first terms. The president last month told The Associated Press he will eventually make such a trip, but said he's been "very busy" thus far.

Former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday slammed Trump for not visiting troops in a war zone yet at this point in his first term, even as Trump's orders have sent troops to Afghanistan and Syria, as well as on counter terror missions in Africa.

"I think it's bigger than just a misstep — I think it's a failure of an obligation, of a basic obligation of a commander in chief," Hagel said. "He's commander in chief of our forces, and not to go to a war zone where we have men and women dying, that's just wrong."

One of the reasons Trump has not yet taken a trip to visit troops involved in America's ongoing military engagements is reportedly because he doesn't want US forces in these places in the "first place," his aides told the New York Times. If he visited, then it would "validate" missions Trump does not fully believe in, the aides aided.


If you have a problem talk to your own press.
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That's part of the problem.

It appears that rather than get his information from professional sources, Trump prefers Fox news and other alternative sources.

And obviously by alternative I mean mentalists he happens to agree with.
Yep, mind you I have also seen of late one or two members on here posting stuff from PJW in a positive light.
 
Well that sucks to be them, but whose fault was that? When you want foreign help to fight your wars, they do expect a seat at the table after hostilities have ended. The Germans however did not seem to forget as they had a bone to pick with their neighbors.

If were going to play the reparations blame game then it has to be remembered - The French demanded massive reparations and humiliating conditions in response to those being imposed on them circa 1871.

Britain wasn't a fan of the idea (but later jumped on the band wagon*) and the US felt it hadn't enough sway in the matter.
But as reparations were put on hold and Germany wasn't being crippled by them - its been a somewhat disingenuous refrain that the paying reparations leads to WW2.

The case is just as strong that allowing the German Army to march out of France rifle in hand led to WW2 - having created the pervading myth ( that endures in the UK today) that the German Army wasn't defeated in WW1 but was ordered to quit when people at home were starved**

*It should also be remembered that the UK Borrowed an awful lot of money - to loan to nations who couldn't otherwise get credit - some of whom later reneged leaving the UK saddled with their debt.

**Often accompanied with the refrain "nasty cruel British starving the population by stopping food arriving" Just what the F*ck do these people think the Uboat campaign was trying to do if not starve out Britain.
 
Funny how you are outraged about trump not serving yet you dont whine about bill clinton not serving.

Cheney 5 deferments
Biden 5 deferments
trump 5 deferments
obama never served when eligible
Pence never served either when eligible

"I Loathe the Military" Clinton sent Rangers to Mogadishu without requested armor or air support
Theres a difference between avoiding a draft and not choosing to enlist, the rest were never Presidents
 
Theres a difference between avoiding a draft and not choosing to enlist, the rest were never Presidents
Trumpettes willingly gouge out their eyes as fealty to their one-eyed king.
 
Trump accidentally called attention to his vast unpopularity in France after enduring a weekend of harsh criticism for his conduct during a visit to Paris to mark the anniversary of the end of the First World War — specifically his decision to skip a ceremony honoring Americans who were killed in the conflict because it was raining.

Trump Points to Polls in France to upset Macron, & accidentally discovers that 80% of the French think Trump is a dangerous, incompetent racist, and a merde sur une chaussure.

When the big man baby claimed that Macron — by criticizing the nationalist ideology that tore Europe apart twice in the past century — “was just trying to get onto another subject,” to deflect attention from his “very low approval rating in France” of 26 percent.

ON TUESDAY MORNING, the President of the United States encouraged Americans to study opinion polls in France, apparently unaware of a recent survey there showing that 8 of 10 French citizens consider him to be a dangerous, incompetent racist.


According to the polling, conducted last week for Le Figaro, a conservative newspaper, just 20 percent of French citizens call Donald Trump competent, while 84 percent agree that he is “racist” and 83 percent say he is “dangerous.” His overall approval rating comes in at 10 percent.

Trump accidentally called attention to his vast unpopularity in France after enduring a weekend of harsh criticism for his conduct during a visit to Paris to mark the anniversary of the end of the First World War — specifically his decision to skip a ceremony honoring Americans who were killed in the conflict because it was raining.
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The man is an embarrassment to himself & the USA.
 
Donald Trump's Doonbeg golf resort board of (loser) directors in West Clare were over the moon when they discovered their operating loss was only €330,030. (Psssst @LJONESY : That's 376,8812 yankee dollar !!)
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(with a slight edit by me).
 

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Trump accidentally called attention to his vast unpopularity in France after enduring a weekend of harsh criticism for his conduct during a visit to Paris to mark the anniversary of the end of the First World War — specifically his decision to skip a ceremony honoring Americans who were killed in the conflict because it was raining.

Trump Points to Polls in France to upset Macron, & accidentally discovers that 80% of the French think Trump is a dangerous, incompetent racist, and a merde sur une chaussure.

When the big man baby claimed that Macron — by criticizing the nationalist ideology that tore Europe apart twice in the past century — “was just trying to get onto another subject,” to deflect attention from his “very low approval rating in France” of 26 percent.

ON TUESDAY MORNING, the President of the United States encouraged Americans to study opinion polls in France, apparently unaware of a recent survey there showing that 8 of 10 French citizens consider him to be a dangerous, incompetent racist.


According to the polling, conducted last week for Le Figaro, a conservative newspaper, just 20 percent of French citizens call Donald Trump competent, while 84 percent agree that he is “racist” and 83 percent say he is “dangerous.” His overall approval rating comes in at 10 percent.

Trump accidentally called attention to his vast unpopularity in France after enduring a weekend of harsh criticism for his conduct during a visit to Paris to mark the anniversary of the end of the First World War — specifically his decision to skip a ceremony honoring Americans who were killed in the conflict because it was raining.
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The man is an embarrassment to himself & the USA.
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Funny how you are outraged about trump not serving yet you dont whine about bill clinton not serving.

Cheney 5 deferments
Biden 5 deferments
trump 5 deferments
obama never served when eligible
Pence never served either when eligible

"I Loathe the Military" Clinton sent Rangers to Mogadishu without requested armor or air support
I don't think they fetishized power and miltary force, as this one does.

Reeks of an unhealthy mind, making up for some internal feeling of lack of worth by projecting power.

I am sure the pyschological profilers in hostile states are having great fun coming up with theories about what makes him tick.

Probably just pussy, money, fawning adultion and a bucket of KFC?
 
If were going to play the reparations blame game then it has to be remembered - The French demanded massive reparations and humiliating conditions in response to those being imposed on them circa 1871.

Britain wasn't a fan of the idea (but later jumped on the band wagon*) and the US felt it hadn't enough sway in the matter.
But as reparations were put on hold and Germany wasn't being crippled by them - its been a somewhat disingenuous refrain that the paying reparations leads to WW2.

The case is just as strong that allowing the German Army to march out of France rifle in hand led to WW2 - having created the pervading myth ( that endures in the UK today) that the German Army wasn't defeated in WW1 but was ordered to quit when people at home were starved**

*It should also be remembered that the UK Borrowed an awful lot of money - to loan to nations who couldn't otherwise get credit - some of whom later reneged leaving the UK saddled with their debt.

**Often accompanied with the refrain "nasty cruel British starving the population by stopping food arriving" Just what the F*ck do these people think the Uboat campaign was trying to do if not starve out Britain.
Which is where people think we are going all bleeding heart for the poor Germans. Which is not the case at all. The Germans made their bed, not going to deny that. However when you screw up the peace the only thing you are going to do is hand your children and grandchildren another war to fight.
 
Bill Clinton served 2 terms as president and dodged the draft, hypocrite
He was called out on it, he also abused his power in office and was called out on it. This thread is about your hypocrite. Ya hypocrite.

Keep making excuses for the worlds biggest joke. [sarcasm]Your Great Leader.[/sarcasm]
 
I don't think they fetishized power and miltary force, as this one does.

Reeks of an unhealthy mind, making up for some internal feeling of lack of worth by projecting power.

I am sure the pyschological profilers in hostile states are having great fun coming up with theories about what makes him tick.

Probably just pussy, money, fawning adultion and a bucket of KFC?
Obedience and unthinking loyalty to himself.

Trump values that above all else.
He thinks the military are examples- they are sworn to service, and are able and willing to fight to enforce his will. That gives him a thrill.

Trump values people who will allow him to carry on committing crimes with impunity, and not betray him. Not as people, but as property.

His is basically a plantation slave owner mentality. Other people are property to be abused or ignored, and are not supposed to dare to hold him to account. Anyone who does (like Mueller) is a mortal threat.
 

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