The President Donald Trump Thread - page 83

I thought I would create a thread where we can talk about what he's currently up to. No particular topic but one that's ongoing with what he's doing and saying. I'll start with this speech on... Read More

  1. by   margin261
    Quote from SC_RNDude
    Like when he said Comey told him he wasn't under investigation, right?
    I think I spoke about this on another thread, but I'll say it again because I think it's important.

    Yes, it seems that trump was telling the truth when he said Comey told him he wasn't under investigation (at that time anyway).

    That is precisely why the President of the US needs to have at least a little credibility built up. When he lies-repeatedly- about things that are obviously & provably false, I know I'm not going to believe him especially when it's something that sounds dubious. The way that info was presented, in a letter firing Comey, sounded like BS. Apparently it wasn't. Ok.

    He still has zero credibility, with me & many others, due to his lack of veracity & his unhinged, intemperate behavior.

    But hey- you're right- he told the truth- once. But he can't say he's not under investigation now.
  2. by   Lil Nel
    Quote from elkpark
    Oh, snap!! You got me -- that's one time he wasn't lying!!

    Okay, I stand corrected: "Sure, he says he's innocent, but he lies nearly every time he opens his mouth, so ..."
    LOL!!!!
  3. by   Lil Nel
    The nonpartisan fact-checking site Politifact found 70% of Trump's statements while in office to be UNTRUE.

    The man has ZERO credibility. He is an absolute disgrace. The world doesn't respect him. The world laughs at him.

    Again, I hope his grandchildren and great-grandchildren take real pride (said with tongue firmly in cheek) in his legacy.
  4. by   No Stars In My Eyes
    I used to say Oprah was the Anti-Christ, but I've been rethinking that.
  5. by   Avid reader
    Here's a conspiracy theory for you. One of my projects involved liaison between a Cuban drug facility producing an anti viral drug for lung cancer patients. Patients were illegally going to Cuba to be vaccinated and was showing a 20% survival rate above non vaccinated. We got to the point of FDA interests and clinical trial submission until Brexit which means EU regs maybe modified for the British market. US companies wasn't too keen on a drug with such potential especially as a Japanese company were showing interest re investment. Suddenly, Cuba is off limits! There's a few of Trump's ministers who have had shady drug companies dealings.

    You draw your own conclusions.
  6. by   Lil Nel
    I am not one for conspiracy theories, but do find it very interesting that Trump is tightening restrictions on Cuba, while attempting to loosen those on Russia. Again, nobody disputes the fact that the Russians meddled in our elections, which is a threat to our democracy. But Trump is completely unconcerned about that!

    Now, Cuba, whoa! That little island nation is a real threat, isn't it (tongue inserted in cheek)? The move against Cuba was merely Trump throwing red meat to the rabid base (Cuban-Americans who helped elect him).
  7. by   Avid reader
    US plane shoots down Syrian aircraft that attacked US-backed fighters | US news | The Guardian




    Here's another interesting tidbit of info. I remember doing American history for A Levels, it's British equivalent of 60 credits, an Assoc Degree. Done before University. Anyway not sure how true but very rarely do I find fault with my education when researched after. So, apparently Truman had given much independence to the generals and military. He actually didn't order and didn't know that a second nuclear bomb was used on Japan until later. He was told initially that only one bomb was going to be used and was quite surprised re the second. How many were killed by war mongering generals? And, to top it off, a third was planned and he had to put a stop to it. This was the beginning of the civilians calling the shots because you cannot trust individuals whose sole aim through training and nature is fighting etc.

    Trump has given the same carte blanche to the military again and apparently, Syria could be on the receiving end. Here's an afterthought. The same person who is unable to control his emotions at three am has no checks on him re starting a nuclear war. He can get advice but ultimately, he doesn't have to take it and alone can push the proverbial red button and then we will all be permanently orange and crispy. Calm temperament and cool head he's not. Think of the many silly things that easily pi**** him off.
  8. by   No Stars In My Eyes
    I reckon there's no medication of earth that could help him control that temperament and that itchy tweet-finger. What about a frontal lobotomy?
  9. by   Avid reader
    Quote from Avid reader
    US plane shoots down Syrian aircraft that attacked US-backed fighters | US news | The Guardian




    Here's another interesting tidbit of info. I remember doing American history for A Levels, it's British equivalent of 60 credits, an Assoc Degree. Done before University. Anyway not sure how true but very rarely do I find fault with my education when researched after. So, apparently Truman had given much independence to the generals and military. He actually didn't order and didn't know that a second nuclear bomb was used on Japan until later. He was told initially that only one bomb was going to be used and was quite surprised re the second. How many were killed by war mongering generals? And, to top it off, a third was planned and he had to put a stop to it. This was the beginning of the civilians calling the shots because you cannot trust individuals whose sole aim through training and nature is fighting etc.

    Trump has given the same carte blanche to the military again and apparently, Syria could be on the receiving end. Here's an afterthought. The same person who is unable to control his emotions at three am has no checks on him re starting a nuclear war. He can get advice but ultimately, he doesn't have to take it and alone can push the proverbial red button and then we will all be permanently orange and crispy. Calm temperament and cool head he's not. Think of the many silly things that easily pi**** him off.
    Come on, tell me Nurses don't ROCK! No one had this connection before us. Now the newspapers are all over it. Nurses heal the sick, train the Drs and now we connect the dots before everyone else. One of you needs to run for office and clean up this mess and I think it should be TooMuchBaloney. Macawake is disqualified because of birth, I am too abrasive and irritating. So pick someone!!
  10. by   No Stars In My Eyes
    Quote from Avid reader
    Come on, tell me Nurses don't ROCK! No one had this connection before us. Now the newspapers are all over it. Nurses heal the sick, train the Drs and now we connect the dots before everyone else. One of you needs to run for office and clean up this mess and I think it should be TooMuchBaloney. Macawake is disqualified because of birth, I am too abrasive and irritating. So pick someone!!
    I'd vote for tmb!
    I could be an unofficial Court Jester for comic relief, maybe?
    I realize that those in the middle of a strenuous debate might swat me out of the way and tell me to shut-up; it might interest you (or not!) to know that one of my nicknames in HS yearbook was "Stars-Be-Quiet"

    I'm not too interested in the (large-male-bovine-)%&@$!* of politics, and my coping devices are to either ignore as much of it as I can, or read about it and then ignore it, or somehow jab at the stupidity of it all.
    My throat would get sore if I followed the inclination to scream bloody-murder with all my might. It might turn me inside-out if I did that.
    So, then my guts would be displayed in a 'sponsered' on-line ad, over in the right margin, featuring a hook like "Find out what happened to this woman that caused this horrible event! Don't let it happen to you!", to get people to click on the photo and see more; they would then try to sell you some bogus supplement to help strengthen your mental endurance.

    I'm whatchacall 'fed up to the teeth' with our officials and I don't trust a one of them not to favor themselves and screw everyone else.
    Last edit by No Stars In My Eyes on Jun 20
  11. by   toomuchbaloney
    Quote from No Stars In My Eyes
    I'd vote for tmb!
    I could be an unofficial Court Jester for comic relief, maybe?
    I realize that those in the middle of a strenuous debate might swat me out of the way and tell me to shut-up; it might interest you (or not!) to know that one of my nicknames in HS yearbook was "Stars-Be-Quiet"

    I'm not too interested in the (large-male-bovine-)%&@$!* of politics, and my coping devices are to either ignore as much of it as I can, or read about it and then ignore it, or somehow jab at the stupidity of it all.
    My throat would get sore if I followed the inclination to scream bloody-murder with all my might. It might turn me inside-out if I did that.
    So, then my guts would be displayed in a 'sponsered' on-line ad, over in the right margin, featuring a hook like "Find out what happened to this woman that caused this horrible event! Don't let it happen to you!", to get people to click on the photo and see more; they would then try to sell you some bogus supplement to help strengthen your mental endurance.

    I'm whatchacall 'fed up to the teeth' with our officials and I don't trust a one of them not to favor themselves and screw everyone else.
    I'm too old and flawed.
    I'm a retired hippie nurse who hunts, fishes, and grows cannabis in the privacy of Alaska. Leave me alone.
  12. by   No Stars In My Eyes
    Quote from toomuchbaloney
    I'm too old and flawed.
    I'm a retired hippie nurse who hunts, fishes, and grows cannabis in the privacy of Alaska. Leave me alone.
    Yep, you're a lucky-ol' mush-dog, tmb. I wouldn't put you in any political race.
    Speaking of races, don't you 'Iditerod' a little?

    If I was up there in 'lasker it wouldn't be deer, moose or rabbits getting in your garden. . .

    I get it though; with the exception of hunting (tho I could), the actual growing of my greens and not living in the state of Alaska, the rest of this post of yours could've been written by me.
    They all laughed when I sat down and said, "Just give me my assignment, give me my paycheck, and leave me the hell alone." But I MEANT it!
  13. by   elkpark
    Jeez, the man truly has no shame:

    Trump seeks sharp cuts to housing aid, except for program that brings him millions

    President Trump’s budget calls for sharply reducing funding for programs that shelter the poor and combat homelessness — with a notable exception: It leaves intact a type of federal housing subsidy that is paid directly to private landlords.

    One of those landlords is Trump himself, who earns millions of dollars each year as a part-owner of Starrett City, the nation’s largest subsidized housing complex. Trump’s 4 percent stake in the Brooklyn complex earned him at least $5 million between January of last year and April 15, according to his recent financial disclosure ...

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