The Trump Presidency...

Trump's critics go ballistic precisely because he says anything to anyone, anywhere, anytime, without filters, euphemisms, equivocation. His enemies are shocked at his directness; his handlers worried that he needlessly is so explicit. He is innocent of the cunnings of diplomacy.

I agree with those who judge one’s temperament and ideology on what one does rather than what one is interpreted as saying. Trump says all sorts of things in his art-of-the-deal manner, and the media often report things he didn’t say as if he did. What Trump actually does is what counts. Take for example his supposed “Russian collusion.”

Trump has said many wild things about the Russians—most infamously joking that perhaps they could help find Hillary’s deleted emails. But what he has done far exceeds anything punitive from the Obama administration: he upped sanctions on Russia, got out of an asymmetrical agreement with Russia on short-range missiles, sold weapons to Ukraine, jawboned against the Germany-Russia natural gas deal, killed Russian mercenaries in Syria, crashed world oil and natural gas prices, the essence of the Russian economy, by green lighting horizontal drilling and fracking. He also upped the US defence budget and pressed NATO members to keep their promises—all to the annoyance of Putin.
He is innocent of the cunnings of diplomacy.
Innocent nope. Trump thinks he is magnificent at diplomacy but sadly he leaves a trail of resentment behind him sometimes for no reason at all except to satisfy his own ego and portray to his base that he is big, tough, and strong. Which he isn't, he is a laughing stock around the world. Trump supporters don't care but with China continually growing in world leadership and Trumps erosion of world wide trust in America they should.

Trump says all sorts of things in his art-of-the-deal manner, and the media often report things he didn’t say as if he did.
Yes some LW msm media may do that now and again but there is also many, many, many times that he or the WH will adamantly deny he said something even though the things being laughed at were on live TV. There are also a many instances from the RW media too. It isn't a one way street. Just look at all of the things the RWM claim that Biden has supposedly said or claimed that are blatant lies.

Should I mention the 20,000+ fact checked lies and/or general whoppers he has uttered or tweeted in 3.5 years or brush those aside?

What Trump actually does is what counts. Take for example his supposed “Russian collusion.”
There is no supposed “Russian collusion.” The Trump campaign and Trump family members actively engaged a so called 'enemy of the state' no less than ONE HUNDRED & FORTY EIGHT TIMES. The Mueller report does say that Trump and Trump family members lied and evaded answering truthfully about many of these meetings. Further more Trump was not 'exonerated' from collusion either. The GOP let him get away with it!

...most infamously joking that perhaps they could help find Hillary’s deleted emails.

That was not a joke. He wanted them so badly he was even willing to become an IMPEACHED loser to get them. The GOP let him get away with it!

If Trump loses in November it will all come down to his failed leadership on dealing with Covid. Trump would rather double down on his mistakes and poor comments than man the fcuk up and deal with it. Praying that Covid will magically disappear and saying "Oh well, sucks to be you" regarding 155,000+ deaths is NOT what Americans expect from a President.

Americans on both sides are seeing the true Trump which is a man that only cares about himself and his poll numbers, and a President that has divided America more than any other President in history.

The bottom line is this: If you only read one side of the msm media you will base your decisions accordingly, either Trump has been sent by God to save America or Trump has been sent by the devil to destroy it. The truth will be somewhere in the middle.

A great site to read both sides and read what the rest of the world thinks of American politics is this one.
News Now U.K
 
God save us all; he's all over the place like a mad woman's shit.

'Sometimes it is practically impossible to distil Donald Trump's public appearances into coherent, easily digestible news stories.

'That was the case back in June, when the US President spent 14 minutes at a political rally talking about that time he walked really slowly down a gentle ramp.

'And it was the case today, when HBO aired Trump's much-anticipated interview with Axios's national political correspondent, Australian reporter Jonathan Swan.

'This interview defies any effort at concise summarization ... '


Article said:
Swan: "Oh, you're doing death as a proportion of cases. I'm talking about death as a proportion of population. That's where the US is really bad. Much worse than Germany, South Korea, et cetera."

Trump: "You can't – you can't do that."

Swan: "Why can't I do that?"

Trump: "You have to go by, you have to go by – look. Here is the United States – you have to go by the cases. The cases of death."

Swan: "Why not as a proportion of population?"

Trump: "What it says is when you have somebody, where there's a case, the people that live from those cases."

Swan: "Sure. It's surely a relevant statistic to say if the US has X population and X percentage of death of that population, opposed to some-"

Trump: "No, because you have to go by the cases."

Swan: "In South Korea, for example – 51 million population, 300 deaths. It's like, it's crazy compared to other countries."

Trump: "You don't know that. You don't know that."

Swan: "I do. You think they're faking their statistics? South Korea?"

Trump: "Ahhhhh, I won't get into that, because I have a very good relationship with the country. But you don't know that. They have spikes."

Swan: "Germany, low 9000s?"

Trump: "Here's one right here, United States. The number of cases – have a look. We're last. Meaning we're first."

Trump was brandishing another chart at this point.

Swan: "Last? I don't know what we're first in."

Trump: "Take a look, it's cases. And we have cases because of the testing."

Swan: "I mean, 1000 Americans are dying a day. But I understand, on cases, it's different."

Trump: "No but you're not reporting it correctly, Jonathan."

Swan: "I think I am."
"You can't – you can't do that."

Jesus.
 

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"You can't – you can't do that."

Jesus.
As I said he does not understand what he has been told. I think this is more a problem about those who feed him the info. He repeats it but does not understand it so they make it simpler for him and because he has no understanding he can't more away from the point or argue that point to put his case across.
 
Further to my last it appears that the Witch Hunt was more of a which cnut has been asking for Russian help investigation and perfectly legal.
Department of Justice
Office of Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 3, 2020
Statement of Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers on the Public Release of the Department’s Findings with Respect to the 29 FISA Applications that Were the Subject of the March 2020 OIG Preliminary Report.
Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers stated:

“The Department of Justice has completed its review of the 29 FISA applications that were the subject of preliminary findings by the DOJ Inspector General (OIG) in March 2020. We are pleased that our review of these applications concluded that all contained sufficient basis for probable cause and uncovered only two material errors, neither of which invalidated the authorizations granted by the FISA Court. These findings, together with the more than 40 corrective actions undertaken by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Security Division, should instill confidence in the FBI’s use of FISA authorities. We would like to express our appreciation to the OIG for their focus on the Department’s use of its national security authority. We remain committed to improving the FISA process to ensure that we use these tools consistent with the law and our obligations to the FISA Court. The ability to surveil and to investigate using FISA authorities remains critical to confronting current national security threats, including election interference, Chinese espionage and terrorism.”
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Strangely enough I haven't seen any RWM reporting on this yet, a few more "Look, there's a squirrel!" reports but nothing about this.
 
Might have been mentioned already, but I'm told that if Trump does somehow delay the election as threatened the US system doesn't allow him to remain President - his mandate expires and the Speaker becomes President.

I'd pay good money to see the look on the Clinton wretch's face if the first female POTUS turns out to be Nancy ******* Pelosi.
 
God save us all; he's all over the place like a mad woman's shit.

The link doesn't seem to work outside Oz/NZ.

Full interview is here: Watch the full "Axios on HBO" interview with President Trump

Seems to lend confirmation that people look to the top left when they lie.

Poor show for the alleged leader of the western world.


ETA: Doffs cap to Spanky for the link. He got in whilst I was watching it.
 
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The link doesn't seem to work outside Oz/NZ.

Full interview is here: Watch the full "Axios on HBO" interview with President Trump

Seems to lend confirmation that people look to the top left when they lie.

Poor show for the alleged leader of the western world.


ETA: Doffs cap to Spanky for the link. He got in whilst I was watching it.
The man is an embarrassing clown act, if any leader, and I mean ANY other leader in the free world conducted an interview like that they would be laughed out of office 'toot suite'.

As usual though the Truppits will claim that a) he showed stern leadership, b) he never said those things, or c) what about Obama, Clinton, Mueller, and who killed Epstain?
 
Watching that a number of thinks seem apparent, Trump needs glasses, he has no understanding of numbers, he does not understand what he has been told.

He does not come across well.
"You can't – you can't do that."

Jesus.
Not exactly the greatest statistician, demographer, epidemiologist or biostatistician in the world is he?
 
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It appears that New York is looking at more Trump tax records as part of an investigation into Trump Organisation corporate fraud.
 
It appears that New York is looking at more Trump tax records as part of an investigation into Trump Organisation corporate fraud.
Blimey I thought. There is a name from the past.

Surely that can't be the Cyrus Vance who was Carter's Secretary Of State.

Its not. It's his son.
 
Not exactly the world's greatest statistician, demographer, epidemiologist or biostatistician in the world is he?
He's clutching straws and can only keep on citing the same three false positives, 1) he banned travel from China, 2) they are testing more people, and 3) It's all China's fault not his. The problem is that the straws are soggy, there is nothing left, there is nothing to add, he has failed to lead, brings nothing new to the table, and failed to empathize with the American people on 155,000+ deaths with "It is what it is" when asked about them.
 

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It appears that New York is looking at more Trump tax records as part of an investigation into Trump Organisation corporate fraud.
Watched a bit on youtube this morning about the Trump hotel in Azerbaijan in 2017 and its links to the republican guard. Strong indications that some one should be doing jail time.


If you look at street view it is opposite Sevgilim parkı which shows nice pictures of it finished but street view dated Feb 19 shows it still has scaffolding.
 
Watched a bit on youtube this morning about the Trump hotel in Azerbaijan in 2017 and its links to the republican guard. Strong indications that some one should be doing jail time.


If you look at street view it is opposite Sevgilim parkı which shows nice pictures of it finished but street view dated Feb 19 shows it still has scaffolding.
I have long said that the Trump Organisation is basically an Organised Crime network and should have been shut down by the Feds under RICO law years ago.
It has probably only got by on being white collar rather than narcotics, and the cheap celebrity of its boss.
 

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War Hero
John McCain - Medals
Dipso Fuckto - Medals
Naval Aviator badge
Silver Star Medal
Legion of Merit with Combat "V" and Star
Distinguished Flying Cross
Bronze Star Medal with Combat "V" and two Stars
Purple Heart Medal with Star
Meritorious Service Medal
Air Medal with star and Strike/Flight numeral "2"
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Combat "V" and Star
Navy Combat Action Ribbon Navy Unit Commendation
Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation
Prisoner of War Medal Navy Expeditionary Medal
National Defense Service Medal with star
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Vietnam Service Medal with two stars
Republic of Vietnam National Order of Vietnam (Commander)
Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation
(Gallantry Cross) with frame and palm
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
None.​

How could he be court martialed if he was a civvy?

Knob.
A person can have as many medals as possible but subsequent actions can tarnish their legacy.

Case in point is Hitler. He was awarded the Iron Cross for bravery. Had he not subsequently become such an awful human being and had led Germany in a different direction, he would have been considered a war hero.

A more up-do-date person would be John McAleese, the archetypal SAS hero, world famous, the first man on the balcony, etc., etc. Just before he died the British government ask the Greek government to arrest him for child pornography. So is he a hero or scum?

Finally, some people felt so strongly about McCain that they instituted a 527-Political Action Committee called Vietnam Veterans Agains McCain. I would say that is serious.

Vietnam Veterans Against John McCain - Wikipedia

If you want to beatify someone at least follow the Catholic Church's procedure: wait until the person dies then you'll have their whole life trajectory to judge. Many a real saint started off as an awful human being but ended up transformed and martyred for their faith.

What do you do with someone who achieves hero status but then goes downhill from there?
 
Finally, some people felt so strongly about McCain that they instituted a 527-Political Action Committee called Vietnam Veterans Agains McCain. I would say that is serious.
"some people"


Unless I'm missing something, it seems to be three people who put in just over $1000.
 
I'm amused by your arm chair psycho-analysis of me however, let's turn to a more serious issue.

Inserted foaming irrational stupidity here

John McCain Was Never My Hero — Unmargin

The controversy will not be laid to rest until all the files are released which looks like they never will be.
OMG so a 11 year old Vietnamese refugee didn't like McCain? NooooOOOOOoo Funny she never opines on the VC and NVA crimes

North Vietnam was peaceably minding its own business when the evil McCain appeared overhead to drop bombs :roll:
 

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OMG so a 11 year old Vietnamese refugee didn't like McCain? NooooOOOOOoo Funny she never opines on the VC and NVA crimes

North Vietnam was peaceably minding its own business when the evil McCain appeared overhead to drop bombs :roll:
Long before she was born and probably her mother too.
I think it best to just ignore it/him/she/lizard person.
 

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