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  #2495165 30-May-2020 16:04
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I've followed Barack Obama now. Mainly to add one more to his much larger following and make Donald unhappier. 





 

 

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  #2495183 30-May-2020 16:48
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As seen elsewhere:

 

100K dead in US due to Covid19: No big deal.

Record 50 million unemployed: So what?

Unarmed black man being murdered on camera by a Policeman: Meh.

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  #2495203 30-May-2020 17:24
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Angela Merkel has given Trump the fingers. She did it diplomatically, but her intention was crystal clear. Basically she invited him to go f*** himself. I will be sorry when she is gone.

 

 





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  #2495303 30-May-2020 20:21
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gzt: Did Trump remove that previous tweet or line about shooting?

 

 

 

 

BBC News - Twitter hides Trump tweet for 'glorifying violence'

 

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Twitter has hidden a tweet by President Donald Trump from his profile, saying it violates rules about glorifying violence.

 

It did the same hours later when the official White House account tweeted a copy of the president's words.

 

Instead of being deleted, both tweets can be viewed by clicking on a prominent warning.

 

It says that "Twitter has determined that it may be in the public's interest for the Tweet to remain accessible."

 

This is the latest twist in an escalating row between Twitter and the White House. ...

 



 





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  #2495518 31-May-2020 09:39
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The New York Times - In Days of Discord, a President Fans the Flames

 

May 30, 2020, 1:25 p.m. ET

 


WASHINGTON — With a nation on edge, ravaged by disease, hammered by economic collapse, divided over lockdowns and even face masks and now convulsed once again by race, President Trump’s first instinct has been to look for someone to fight.

 

Over the last week, America reeled from 100,000 pandemic deaths, 40 million people out of work and cities in flames over a brutal police killing of a subdued black man. 

 

But Mr. Trump was on the attack against China, the World Health Organization, Big Tech, former President Barack Obama, a cable television host and the mayor of a riot-torn city.

 

While other presidents seek to cool the situation in tinderbox moments like this, Mr. Trump plays with matches. 

 

He roars into any melee he finds, encouraging street uprisings against public health measures advanced by his own government, hurling made-up murder charges against a critic, accusing his predecessor of unspecified crimes, vowing to crack down on a social media company that angered him and then seemingly threatening to meet violence with violence in Minneapolis.

 

As several cities erupted in street protests after the killing of George Floyd, some of them resulting in clashes with the police, Mr. Trump made no appeal for calm. 

 

Instead in a series of tweets and comments to reporters on Saturday, he blamed the unrest on Democrats, called on “Liberal Governors and Mayors” to get “MUCH tougher” on the crowds, threatened to intervened with “the unlimited power of our Military” and even summoned his own supporters to mount a counter-demonstration. ...

 



 


 


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Great job last night at the White House by the U.S. @SecretService. They were not only totally professional, but very cool. I was inside, watched every move, and couldn’t have felt more safe. 

 

They let the “protesters” scream & rant as much as they wanted, but whenever someone ... got too frisky or out of line, they would quickly come down on them, hard - didn’t know what hit them. The front line was replaced with fresh agents, like magic. 

 

Big crowd, professionally organized, but nobody came close to breaching the fence. If they had they would ... have been greeted with the most vicious dogs, and most ominous weapons, I have ever seen. That’s when people would have been really badly hurt, at least. 

 

Many Secret Service agents just waiting for action. “We put the young ones on the front line, sir, they love it, and ... good practice.” As you saw last night, they were very cool & very professional. Never let it get out of hand. Thank you! ...

 





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  #2495590 31-May-2020 10:47
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Sideface:Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump

 

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Great job last night at the White House by the U.S. @SecretService. They were not only totally professional, but very cool. I was inside, watched every move, and couldn’t have felt more safe. 

 

They let the “protesters” scream & rant as much as they wanted, but whenever someone ... got too frisky or out of line, they would quickly come down on them, hard - didn’t know what hit them. The front line was replaced with fresh agents, like magic. 

 

Big crowd, professionally organized, but nobody came close to breaching the fence. If they had they would ... have been greeted with the most vicious dogs, and most ominous weapons, I have ever seen. That’s when people would have been really badly hurt, at least. 

 

Many Secret Service agents just waiting for action. “We put the young ones on the front line, sir, they love it, and ... good practice.” As you saw last night, they were very cool & very professional. Never let it get out of hand. Thank you! ...

 

 

 

Yep, that's exactly how a tinpot, banana republic dictator would behave.





 

 

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  #2495615 31-May-2020 11:51
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freitasm: I've followed Barack Obama now. Mainly to add one more to his much larger following and make Donald unhappier. 

 

Good call, me too.





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  #2495635 31-May-2020 12:50
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Urban Dictionary: Karen



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  #2495715 31-May-2020 15:17
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kingdragonfly: Urban Dictionary: Karen

 

LOL, had to look up the link to see what a 'Karen' is.

 

They're obviously unpleasant sorts, but I doubt there's been a Karen yet who's managed to endanger the entire planet.





'Ask not what you can do for your country: ask what you can do for me'. Donald J.Trump. US President 2016 - 2020.

 

 

 

 


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  #2495730 31-May-2020 16:00
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However the para-military white-nationalist thugs openly carrying automatic weapons who stormed the Michigan state capitol building to protest against C-19 lockdown are "patriots" in Trump's dangerous crazy mind.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  #2496045 1-Jun-2020 10:33
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The Washington Post - America is at low ebb, shaken by multiple blows, and Trump adds to the distress

 

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America is at a low ebb. Pain and destruction strangle hopes and dreams of people across the country. People are dying - alone from a terrible virus or from a knee on the neck in full public view. Cities burn, destroying businesses and inflaming divisions. Tens of millions are out of work. The president makes it all worse.

 

This is the state of the union as the nation reels from multiple blows, each one arriving with swift and overwhelming force. Long-standing, untreated inequalities have been exposed anew, and they, in turn, have highlighted the country’s real vulnerabilities. ...

 

Through all this, President Trump has spewed division with ill-chosen tweets about looting and “shooting” or “vicious dogs” and overpowering weapons. He has attacked Democratic leaders as their communities burn. He flails rather than leads, his instincts all wrong for what confronts the country.

 

At a time when presidential leadership is most called for, at a time when Americans look to a president for words to unify and heal, many hope this president will resist that call - an extraordinary condemnation of the way he leads in crisis.

 

He should just stop talking,” Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (Democrat) said on CNN’s State of the Union. “This is like Charlottesville all over again. He speaks and he makes it worse. There are times when you should just be quiet, and I wish that he would just be quiet.” 

 

On the same program, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (Republican) lamented what Trump has done in the face of the protests. “It’s not lowering the temperature. It’s sort of continuing to escalate the rhetoric,” Hogan said. “And I think it’s just the opposite of the message that should have been coming out of the White House.”...

 



 





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  #2496056 1-Jun-2020 11:09
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Could it be that the white supremacists are destroying things to make the protestors look bad?




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  #2496058 1-Jun-2020 11:17
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Batman: Could it be that the white supremacists are destroying things to make the protestors look bad?

 

Good point. I have seen something to that effect. Demonstration starts out peaceful, then white extremists move in and start looting and setting fires in a calculated move to create as much disruption as possible in order to undermine the protest and the protesters. I don't know if this is true, I have just seen it mentioned in passing on one of the news media. It wouldn't surprise me if it was true. It is very much the kind of tactic to be expected from today's right-wingers.

 

 





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  #2496061 1-Jun-2020 11:23
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I wouldn't be surprised if the end result of the fake protestors destroying things whomever they may be, is the president increased his power under emergency laws and becomes a stronger dictator.




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