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The Trump presidency

Discussion in 'Speaker's Corner' started by datalol-jack, Nov 21, 2016.

  1. Flibster

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    Trumps twitter people released a video yesterday for the anniversary of 11/9

    It's basically just clips of Trump. Looked more like a bad campaign ad.

    The man who boasted that he now had the tallest buildings in Manhattan.
    The man who said he would donate $1 million. But didn't.
    The man who claimed he helped by assisting the clean up. Nope... try again.
    The man who took $140k for non existant damage to trump tower from a fund to assist small businesses post attack.

    Oh, and he couldn't shut up for two separate moments of silence yesterday. Talked during both.

    Diarrhea of the mouth and constipation of the brain.
     
  2. doodah

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    As elected dictators go, Putin has done a few blinders in his time.

    America's military centric budget is not sustainable, they are no longer considered the leader of the free world, science is going the way of the dodo, their minimum wage(s) is a joke, the country is becoming more divided, it's beyond corrupt, half the work force earn $30k or less and they are still arguing if healthcare should be a right. The richest country in the world. It's quite startling how Trump is expediting this isolationist regression - at least he's starting to grasp how hate he is.

    The deal with the Democrats will hopefully lead to more instances like this but lets not forget the other time the media praised him was the airstrike in Syria (how presidential), so it can go either way.
     
  3. JeditOjanen

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    You're thinking of the Korean War. Most of the Vietnam War was under Nixon, who was partially elected in 1968 on a promise to get America out of Vietnam which he never fulfilled (although his VP Gerald Ford did within 12 months of taking over), but it was Lyndon Johnson who got America involved and he was a Democrat. It's the one exception to the rule that Republicans start American wars.
     
  4. doodah

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    Trump's pick for the head of NASA looks great, first politician/congressperson to be their head. Oh and he's obviously a climate change denier.
     
  5. C.R.A.Z.Y

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    The level of incompetence from trump and his team is utterly astonishing! (And they have the cheek to accuse others of fake news :rolleyes: )

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    Source
     
  6. chroniclard

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    Its like an incompetence off between the Trump Administration and the UK Government.
     
  7. Werewolf

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    Doesn't he want to remove the references to increasing our knowledge of the Earth and Universe from NASA's mission statement? (pretty much the definition of NASA's primary job).

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    I see Trump's new communications director is a former model, and probably hopes she'll last longer the previous ones.
     
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  8. doodah

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    Hope Hicks? Didn't realise, think she's been quite close/loyal to him for a while now (a fiver says he's made a pass at her).
     
  9. Freakbro

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    She looks a lot older than 28 in the pics I saw
     
  10. Mercenary Keyboard Warrior

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    Anti-Trump protesters in Silicon Valley say Twitter is part of the reason why US president Donald Trump managed to rise to power.

    However, Twitter's cofounder Evan Williams doesn't think the social network is to blame.

    "It's not Donald Trump using Twitter that got him elected even if he says so...it's the quality of the information being consumed - it's reinforcing dangerous beliefs, isolating people and limiting people's openmindness and respect for truth," he told the Today programme.

    "There's a media ecosystem that is supported and thrives on attention, period. That's what's making us all dumber... and Donald Trump is a symptom of that, but it is not his use of Twitter."

    Quite amusing really.
     
  11. G J

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    Very amusing especially as Twitter and other platforms engage in mass censorship/shadow banning whatever means necessary regardless if the information is the truth or not to suit its own means.
     
  12. DisrupTor75

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    Having to deal with Trumps BS on a daily basis probably causes premature aging . Either that or she's had a rough 28 years :)
     
  13. Vonhelmet

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    You only have to look at the amount of clickbait news around these days to see that. They'll publish anything if it'll get read and commented on. Comments on news articles are an absolute blight, just endless idiots voicing their ignorances. It's supposed to be news, not a jumping off point for all your rantings and ravings. The news gets skewed towards absolute bilge and then it's really easy to lose perspective on what's actually going on.
     
  14. D.P.

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    Indeed, Twitter is a bit of a disgrace, especially with the complete lack of care in letting Russian agents exploit the platform to change the outcome of Presidential elections.
     
  15. mid_gen

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    The media realised that while **** and football we're enough to sell papers, what you really need to get clicks and make money in the internet age is outrage and comment sections.
     
  16. jsmoke

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  17. Mercenary Keyboard Warrior

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    Funny because elsewhere they say shes quite down in herself as well in the book.

    But shes irrelevant now, we are more interested in what Donnie is doing as opposed to the failed challenger
     
  18. doodah

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    Hillary Clinton - America's number one victim.

    What's Bernie doing now? Championing a medicare for all bill. Hillary on the other hand is doing a book tour, going over something that is a almost a year old and dishing out the blame.
     
  19. Fairly sure the answer is no

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    so? what's barack obama doing other than destroying trump on twitter with the support he gets over trump? what's george bush doing? what do you expect hilary to be doing right now? what would you expect trump to be doing had he lost?

    such **** in this thread
     
  20. VincentHanna

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    Gotta say, these deals that Trump is doing with the democrats seem like quite a good move from an outsiders perspective. Ignoring divisive party lines to get things done.

    Republicans hate it, obviously.

    That's probably the only time you'll hear me say something positive about him.
     


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