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Old 08-16-2017, 04:28 PM
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Wouldn't it be hilarious if they started demanding that he keep his promise?
They're already on that.

And Trump listened.
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Old 08-16-2017, 04:29 PM
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Well, there you go. If Nazis are sick, it involves health care. And that's complicated.
It's also a pre-existing condition.
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Old 08-17-2017, 03:52 PM
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Trump, you bigoted, ignorant, gullible, lying jackass, STFU!
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Old 08-17-2017, 10:40 PM
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His wife didn't want the job of First Lady and she'd be a better President than he is.
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Old 08-17-2017, 10:41 PM
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Whether it's the Civil War or the Filipino insurrection, Trump can't help but prove he's no historian.
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Old 08-17-2017, 10:51 PM
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Louis Jacobson, a correspondent for PolitiFact, noted that Pershing’s memoir and a letter from Maj. Gen. J. Franklin Bell — the commander of the Philippines Division — to Pershing provide “strong evidence” that the U.S. forces did use pigs as a tactic against Muslim insurgents during that era. Nevertheless, they do not support the claims Trump made, he said.

“There is no evidence that Pershing himself committed these acts, there is nothing said about the use of 50 bullets dipped in pig’s blood, and most important, there is no evidence to support Trump’s claim that this tactic was effective in stopping violence — or that it would provide a useful policy today,” Jacobson wrote.
So we can agree that Mr. Trump is pig-ignorant?
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Old 08-18-2017, 08:10 AM
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The ghostwriter of The Art of the Deal (also using a pig metaphor) predicts Trump will resign, probably by the end of the year: http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/17/politi...ion/index.html
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Old 08-18-2017, 08:27 AM
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The idiot's now claiming he wanted to wait for "the facts" before taking sides.
Nobody exemplifies restraint, caution, patience, and measured response like Donald J. Trump.
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Old 08-18-2017, 08:32 AM
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Trump tried to call Heather Heyer's mother during the funeral.
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"I'm not talking to the President now," Susan Bro said Friday on ABC's "Good Morning America." "I'm sorry. After what he said about my child, and it's not that I saw somebody else's tweets about him. I saw an actual clip of him at a press conference equating the protesters like Ms. (Heather) Heyer with the KKK and the white supremacists."

Bro said the White House attempted to reach her repeatedly during her daughter's Wednesday funeral.
"At first I just missed his calls," she said. "The call -- the first call looked like actually came during the funeral. I didn't even see that message."
"There were three more frantic messages from press secretaries throughout the day and I didn't know why that would have been on Wednesday, and I was home recovering from the exhaustion of the funeral and, so I thought well, I'll get to him later and then I had more meetings to establish her foundation, so I hadn't really watched the news until last night," Bro said.
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Old 08-18-2017, 09:26 AM
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The Nazi lover still hasn't condemned his hero Hitler. That motherfucker.
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Old 08-18-2017, 11:02 AM
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I wouldn't have returned his calls either. I hope it hurt his feelings. Imagine. Someone didn't bow down or pander to that sick fuck for once.

Imagine. He had the infinite gall to call her during the FUNERAL, after the Nazi loving filth he spewed.

I hope all those federal and state investigators bury him.
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Old 08-18-2017, 11:13 AM
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The ghostwriter of The Art of the Deal (also using a pig metaphor) predicts Trump will resign, probably by the end of the year: http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/17/politi...ion/index.html
Schwartz was a huge influence for some of us last year in seeing the magnitude of the potential disaster and I wish every voter had at least known who he is. That said, I may be taking anything he predicts with some grains of salt. Two weeks ago he said Trump is going to fire Mueller. Schwartz has always had who the man is pegged, I just am skeptical he grasps some of the variables in the unprecedented role and surroundings Trump is in.
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Old 08-18-2017, 01:23 PM
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Trump should have been at the freaking funeral. Obama would have been there, and probably would have given a eulogy.
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Old 08-18-2017, 01:41 PM
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I doubt he would have been there. I don't think he would have liked being a distraction. He would have sent someone, though.
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Old 08-18-2017, 01:46 PM
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Trump didn't piss me off by firing Steve Bannon - in fact, I think it's probably the best thing he's done since taking office: http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/18/politi...use/index.html
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Old 08-18-2017, 01:58 PM
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Trump should have been at the freaking funeral. Obama would have been there, and probably would have given a eulogy.
You really want the Howling Yam to give a eulogy?

He would have bragged how this funeral is the biggest one he's ever gone to.
And would have claimed they were there to see him.
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Old 08-18-2017, 02:08 PM
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From the article on Susan Bro, victim's mother:

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Asked if there was something she wanted to say to the President, Bro said, "Think before you speak."
HA! Like that'll happen.
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Old 08-18-2017, 02:19 PM
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You really want the Howling Yam to give a eulogy?

He would have bragged how this funeral is the biggest one he's ever gone to.
And would have claimed they were there to see him.
"I give the best eulogies. The best. Everyone's always asking me to come to their funerals all the time, but I have to say, c'mon, you know, I'm the President now."
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Old 08-18-2017, 02:33 PM
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Nobody exemplifies restraint, caution, patience, and measured response like Donald J. Trump.
Yep. There's nothing like an intelligent, rational, ethical, and competent person as president. And with Trump, that's exactly what we have: nothing like it.
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