The Trump Presidency...

Goatman

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We do indeed love some US brands, I was wearing a pair of 501's at work today, the label says made in Bangladesh.
Posh focker.....Wranglers not good enough huh?

I expect this has been re-hashed many times up thread but I can't be arrsed. May be of interest to those who admire old news,fake or otherwise:

American Hustle

" Robert Mueller III played lacrosse and majored in government at Princeton. He graduated in 1966 and soon thereafter volunteered for and was accepted into the Marine Corps. He won a Bronze Star for heroism in the Vietnam War and later attended law school at the University of Virginia. He has since spent nearly a half century in either private legal practice or law enforcement, including 12 years as director of the FBI. Mueller epitomizes the old WASP establishment.

Donald Trump graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1968. He dodged the Vietnam War, reportedly by asking a podiatrist to dishonestly attest to the presence of bone spurs in Trump’s heels. Trump sought fame and fortune in the private sector, entering his father’s successful real estate business, which he took from New York City’s outer boroughs to the glitzier, riskier precincts of Manhattan and the casino capital of Atlantic City. He tried his hand at running an airline and a get-rich-quick university before finally finding his true calling: playing a fantasy version of himself on a reality television show. Trump is as American as apple pie. "

Continues:

" In March of this year, Mueller delivered to the Department of Justice a 448-page report in two volumes, a redacted version of which Attorney General William Barr made public a few weeks later. The first volume scrutinizes the evidence of a possible criminal conspiracy between the Trump campaign and the Russian government, which, the report states, interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election “in sweeping and systematic fashion,” by spreading disinformation over social media and stealing and disseminating personal e-mails belonging to senior figures in the presidential campaign of Trump’s opponent, Hillary Clinton. The second volume examines evidence of possible obstruction of justice by the president in relation to the investigation—that is, whether Trump violated the law by attempting to make it harder for Mueller to get to the truth. "


[ Ibid ]

" The report is incomplete in another way: its primary focus is the criminal investigation into Russia’s interference, rather than the FBI’s parallel counterintelligence investigation—which is where the whole story began. Russia conducted a cyber-assault on U.S. democracy, demonstrating for other potential adversaries, not to mention potential American copycats, that it could be done. This is a clear and present danger. But when investigators discovered the Trump campaign personnel’s eagerness to interact with Russian operatives, the counterintelligence probe was complicated by the need for a criminal investigation.


Worth a slow mull.

Mueller was no asphalt soldier:
SOURCE

Mueller was assigned to H Company—Hotel Company in Marine parlance—part of the 2nd Battalion of the 4th Marine Regiment, a storied infantry unit that traced its origins back to the 1930s.

The regiment had been fighting almost nonstop in Vietnam since May 1965, earning the nickname the Magnificent Bastards. The grueling combat took its toll. In the fall of 1967, six weeks of battle reduced the battalion’s 952 Marines to just 300 fit for duty.

During the Tet Offensive, the 2nd Battalion had seen bitter and bloody fighting that never let up. In April 1968, it fought in the battle of Dai Do, a days-long engagement that killed nearly 600 North Vietnamese soldiers. Eighty members of the 2nd Battalion died in the fight, and 256 were wounded.

SECOND LIEUTENANT MUELLER, 24 years and 3 months old, joined the battalion in November 1968, one of 10 new officers assigned to the unit that month. He knew he was arriving at the so-called pointy end of the American spear. Some 2.7 million US troops served in Vietnam, but the vast majority of casualties were suffered by those who fought in “maneuver battalions” like Mueller’s. The war along the demilitarized zone was far different than it was elsewhere in Vietnam; the primary adversary was the North Vietnamese army, not the infamous Viet Cong guerrillas. North Vietnamese troops generally operated in larger units, were better trained, and were more likely to engage in sustained combat rather than melting away after staging an ambush. “We fought regular, hard-core army,” Joel Burgos says. “There were so many of them—and they were really good.”

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Compare and contrast....



FWIW
 
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This is going to be good.


That is a bit messed up from what I could gather.
What message does this send to American Troops and how can Commanders prevent war crimes if a soldier can turn around and say "If it's Ok with the President, it's OK with me." It's purely a political message to garner support from the rank and file by suggesting that 'only he has their backs', and once again it is a classic Trumpian move: Make a bold claim, have his campaign team start walking it back, cry foul when the Congress and the Pentagon push back, claim a victory anyway or how he would have done it if not for.............????
 
What message does this send to American Troops and how can Commanders prevent war crimes if a soldier can turn around and say "If it's Ok with the President, it's OK with me."
Small wonder General Mattis resigned really.

You are now left with people who idealise strength and the military - who have no actual experience of the Armed Forces.

Strikes me as wish fullfillment due to insecurity.
 
I've been at that stage for a while now, but I reckon it's real enough
Did you not see the new Podium?

I genuinely cannot tell if this is real or not.
Nah, This is the real one. It's just the most truthful, transparent President in History, supporting Mueller's
investigation.
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Bollox, They must have been changing the sign during his tantrum.

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So I have been away, has the Donald been overthrown by Bravo Bravo yet or is he settling in to win in 2020 despite constant sniping from the ARRSE cheap seats?
 
So I have been away, has the Donald been overthrown by Bravo Bravo yet or is he settling in to win in 2020 despite constant sniping from the ARRSE cheap seats?
We are all avid supporters now, what with the absolutely NO Collusion report how could we not?, So we pledged allegiance to the Tangerine Dicktator and stopped sniping at him.

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Please tell me this is a spoof. If not it's very, very depressing even for them

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Apparently, it is true, words fail me.
 
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Did the President of the USA really just ask the Russian President for a reference?

 
Did the President of the USA really just ask the Russian President for a reference?
Yes he did but does he think a journalist is going to pick up the phone and call the Kremlin, no of course he doesn't, but when he gets called on sh!t like this he just denies it as fake reporting. He probably doesn't think anyone in the real world thinks he lies either, if you don't read anything that disagrees with you, and all you listen to are people that tell you how great you are (FOX) then you end up in a fantasy land, unfortunately for America and sane people, the fat orange idiots fantasy world just happens to be the Whitehouse.
 
Further to my last:

When Donald Chump chose Rex Tillerson to be his secretary of state in December 2016, he praised the former head of Exxon Mobil for his "tenacity, broad experience and deep understanding of geopolitics." In a tweet touting the pick, Trump called Tillerson "one of the truly great business leaders of the world."

That was then. This is now:
"Rex Tillerson, a man who is 'dumb as a rock' and totally ill prepared and ill equipped to be Secretary of State, made up a story (he got fired) that I was out-prepared by Vladimir Putin at a meeting in Hamburg, Germany. I don't think Putin would agree. Look how the U.S. is doing!"

And just like that, the man who Trump initially viewed as the crown jewel of his Cabinet was on the outs -- never to return again. Tillerson was eventually fired in March 2018 -- and Trump has been working to rewrite the history of his selection ever since.

Why? Because this is what Trump does. He refuses to ever admit mistakes. He never apologizes. He simply pretends as though whatever he said the day before -- or the month before or the year before -- about someone never happened. Every day is tabula rasa for this President; he starts with a blank blackboard on which to write -- or, more accurately, tweet.

Which is how Trump can say that a man he touted as having a "deep understanding of geopolitics" is the same man he can say is "dumb as a rock" and "ill-prepared" to do the job to which he was nominated.

Of course, the person who did the nominating was Donald Trump. Which tells you all you need to know about his judgment.
 
Did the President of the USA really just ask the Russian President for a reference?

One day it'll be asylum he's asking for from his boss.

It remains an open question as to whether it'll be political or mental.
 
Fatso, the orange man baby "who lays claim to only hiring the best people, the greatet people, people that are tough, strong, and smart" conveniently forgets that when he calls those former employees, dogs, morons, frauds, losers, incompetent, or sloppy, he once selected ALL OF THEM to handle the Administrative affairs of the once great U.S.A.

Rex Tillerson
Before: "one of the truly great business leaders of the world."
After: "Rex Tillerson, a man who is 'dumb as a rock' and totally ill prepared and ill equipped to be Secretary of State, made up a story (he got fired) that I was out-prepared by Vladimir Putin at a meeting in Hamburg, Germany.

Jeff Sessions
Before: “He is a world-class legal mind and considered a truly great Attorney General and U.S. Attorney in the state of Alabama. Jeff is greatly admired by legal scholars and virtually everyone who knows him.” (11/18/16)
After: “The only reason I gave him the job is because I felt loyalty.” (8/23/18)

Steve Bannon
Before: “Steve [Bannon] and Reince [Priebus] are highly qualified leaders who worked well together on our campaign and led us to a historic victory.” (11/13/16)
After: “Sloppy Steve Bannon […] cried when he got fired and begged for his job. Now Sloppy Steve has been dumped like a dog by almost everyone. Too bad!” (1/5/18)

Omarosa Manigault Newman
Before: “She is a very good person and she’s been helpful right from the beginning of the campaign. And I appreciate it.” (2/1/17)
After: “She never made it, never will. She begged me for a job, tears in her eyes, I said Ok. People in the White House hated her. She was vicious, but not smart.” (8/13/18) “Wacky and Deranged.” (8/13/18) “crazed, crying lowlife,” “dog!” (8/14/18)

Gary Cohn
Before: “Gary Cohn is going to put his talents as a highly successful businessman to work for the American people.” (12/12/16) “We’re honored to have Gary, the president the Goldman Sachs who left Goldman Sachs to do this.” (12/14/16) “He is a rare talent, and I thank him for his dedicated service to the American people.” (3/6/18)
After: “Gary Cohn, I could tell stories about him like you wouldn’t believe. Gary Cohn never thought we could ever make this deal with Mexico and never thought in a million years we could make this deal with Canada.” (10/11/18)

Don McGahn
Before: “Don has a brilliant legal mind, excellent character and a deep understanding of constitutional law.” (11/25/16)
After: “Never a big fan!” (5/11/19)

Christopher Wray
Before: “A man of impeccable credentials.” (6/7/17)
After: “The FBI has no leadership. The Director is protecting the same gang…..that tried to……..overthrow the President through an illegal coup.’ (Recommended by previous DOJ)” (5/12/19)

Rod Rosenstein:
Before: “He’s highly respected, very good guy, very smart guy. The Democrats like him. The Republicans like him.” (5/11/17)
After: “He [Andrew McCabe] and Rod Rosenstein, who was hired by Jeff Sessions (another beauty), look like they were planning a very illegal act, and got caught…..” (2/18/19)

Jim Mattis:
Before: “One of the most effective generals and extraordinary leaders of our time.” (12/7/16)
After: “When President Obama ingloriously fired Jim Mattis, I gave him a second chance. Some thought I shouldn’t, I thought I should.” (12/22/18) “We are substantially subsidizing the Militaries of many VERY rich countries all over the world, while at the same time these countries take total advantage of the U.S., and our TAXPAYERS, on Trade. General Mattis did not see this as a problem. I DO, and it is being fixed!” (12/24/18)

Jerome Powell:
Before: “During his five years at the Fed, Jay has earned the respect and administration of his colleagues for his hard work, expertise and judgement. He has proven to be a consensus builder for the sound monetary and financial policy that he so strongly believes in.” (11/2/17)
After: “If the Fed had done its job properly, which it has not, the Stock Market would have been up 5,000 to 10,000 additional points, and GDP would have been well over 4% instead of 3%.” (4/14/19)
 
So I have been away, has the Donald been overthrown by Bravo Bravo yet or is he settling in to win in 2020 despite constant sniping from the ARRSE cheap seats?
Well he is planning on pardoning war criminals
 

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