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    Quote Originally Posted by TopHatter View Post




    This "Administration" is a shit stain on the fabric of America. 2 years in and it still feels like a nightmare that I should be waking up from.
    Well there is one saving grace courtesy Trump and that is his ego and thank god for that. A large ego is always your worst enemy and always leads to one's downfall. He will double down on that now in the next two years so we will just have to suck it up till the next election.

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    Just for TH who I know appreciates Trump as much as I do. As a comedian he would have endless stuff to make jokes about but the problem is that he is a comedian, and a bad one, sitting in the WH.

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/19/polit...iew/index.html

    3. "She was with me for a long time, although I don't know her. She's really somebody I don't know very well. But we're going to move her around because she's got certain talents."

    OK, so here's Trump on Mira Ricardel, the NSC staffer removed at the request of Melania Trump: 1) She was with him for a long time b) He doesn't know her c) He doesn't know her very well c) She'll stay within the administration because she has "certain talents." We all clear on that? Good!
    39. "I would give myself, I would -- look, I hate to do it, but I will do it. I would give myself an A-plus, is that enough? Can I go higher than that?"

    Two things: 1) He doesn't hate to do it 2) The President asked if he could give himself a grade higher than an "A+." So, here we are.
    40. "I should have done that, I was extremely busy on calls for the country. We did a lot of calling as you know."

    This is Trump's explanation on why he didn't go to Arlington National Cemetery on Veteran's Day. "Extremely busy" on calls. "For the country."
    and on that last quote we have nothing but a piece of dung.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbm3fan View Post
    Well there is one saving grace courtesy Trump and that is his ego and thank god for that. A large ego is always your worst enemy and always leads to one's downfall. He will double down on that now in the next two years so we will just have to suck it up till the next election.
    As I said before, just like Colonel Nathan Jessup USMC, it will be Trump's own mouth that causes his ultimate downfall.

    A sociopath's brain isn't wired to understand when it needs to the STFU.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tbm3fan View Post
    Well there is one saving grace courtesy Trump and that is his ego and thank god for that. A large ego is always your worst enemy and always leads to one's downfall. He will double down on that now in the next two years so we will just have to suck it up till the next election.
    Yes he will and who in the opposition is going to stand a chance against him ?

    Any contenders

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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Edge View Post
    Yes he will and who in the opposition is going to stand a chance against him ?

    Any contenders
    Think back to the 1976 election, or 1992: One aspect may be that the other side has a better candidate, which (given the extremely low bar) shouldn't be all that difficult. But, the kicker is that the incumbent simply cannot be tolerated any longer.
    Opponents get invigorated and supporters discouraged.
    That's the secret formula for success: show up.
    Trust me?
    I'm an economist!

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    Trump tries to deflect blowback after attacking admiral

    It was a tough week for the commander in chief.

    Already under fire being a no-show at a ceremony in France commemorating the end of World War I and at an event at Arlington National Cemetery honoring U.S. soldiers on Veterans Day, President Trump on Monday attempted to deflect criticism of his dismissive remarks about a respected retired naval commander — the man in charge of the daring raid that killed Sept. 11 mastermind Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.

    In an interview with Chris Wallace that aired on Fox News on Sunday, the president appeared to mock retired Admiral William McRaven, a Navy Seal who commanded the Joint Special Operations Command from 2011 to 2014, for not taking out bin Laden sooner. “Wouldn’t it have been nice if we got Osama bin Laden a lot sooner than that, wouldn’t it have been nice?” Trump asked. He dismissed McRaven as “a Hillary Clinton backer and an Obama backer.”

    As a protest against White House policies, McRaven — a frequent critic of Trump — earlier this year wrote an open letter asking the administration to revoke his security clearance. He called Trump’s attacks on the press “perhaps the greatest threat to democracy in my lifetime.”

    Trump’s comments were reminiscent of others he has made in denigrating decorated members of the military, most notably Sen. John McCain, a former prisoner of war. “He was a hero because he got captured,” Trump said in 2015 of McCain, who died in August. “I like people who weren’t captured.”

    In a statement released to CNN, McRaven — whose name was briefly floated in 2016 as a possible running mate for Hillary Clinton — disputed Trump’s characterization of him as a political opponent.

    “I did not back Hillary Clinton or anyone else. I am a fan of President Obama and President George W. Bush, both of whom I worked for. I admire all presidents, regardless of their political party, who uphold the dignity of the office and who use that office to bring the nation together in challenging times,” the statement read.

    The back and forth came at a precarious time for Trump, who bills himself as the most pro-military president ever. He faces criticism not only over his failure to attend the military ceremonies but over the deployment — widely regarded as a political stunt — of over 5,000 troops on the border with Mexico, as well as his call to stop counting votes in Florida’s Senate and gubernatorial races before all military mail-in ballots had been tallied. Opponents have also pointed out that halfway through his term, the president has not visited U.S. troops deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    “I think there’s a certain honesty to what’s happening now,” retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal told CNN on Monday. “The president didn’t go to Arlington cemetery for Veterans’ Day, and maybe that’s honest, because if you really don’t care, it would be dishonest to pretend that you do.”

    Since taking office, Trump has increased military spending, allocating $717 billion for wide-ranging expenditures related to national defense. In June, he signed the Veterans Choice Program Extension, an update of a 2014 law that lets some veterans continue to receive health care through the private sector. Even so, Trump’s support among military personnel continues to drop. In a Military Times poll released in October, 44 percent of active-duty soldiers said they had a favorable view of the commander in chief, while 43 percent said the opposite.

    As he campaigned around the country ahead of the midterm elections, Trump regularly boasted about his backing from and support for the U.S. military.

    “Nobody has been better at the military,” Trump said in an interview last month with the Associated Press, referring to his policies as president. Before entering politics, Trump did not serve in uniform, avoiding the draft during the Vietnam War with a diagnosis of a “bone spur” in his ankle.

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    Just keep talking dipshit...sooner or later, only your most brain-dead supporters will still blindly follow you.
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    Now the daughter using a private email... they say "she didn't know" she wasn't supposed to. You do not much more ridiculous.

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    Locke Her Up chants anyone?
    “Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.”
    Mark Twain

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    Quote Originally Posted by Albany Rifles View Post
    Locke Her Up chants anyone?
    What, and surrender to the Left?
    Far better it is to dare mighty things, than to take rank with those poor, timid spirits who know neither victory nor defeat ~ Theodore Roosevelt

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