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  #2527531 23-Jul-2020 06:45
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  #2527757 23-Jul-2020 13:32
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He may look like an idiot and talk like an idiot but don't let that fool you. He really is an idiot.

 

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Trump only hires the brightest and best: US ambassador managed to hit a trifecta: accusations of abuse of power, racism and sexism.

Robert Wood "Woody" Johnson IV was a rich stoner who was almost crippled when he fell off a cliff while urinating. He also cut off his daughter when she came out as a lesbian.

NPR: Trump Asked U.S. Ambassador To Seek British Open For A Trump Resort, Ex-Diplomat Says

U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom Robert Wood "Woody" Johnson IV told embassy staff in 2018 that his friend, President Trump, asked him to help get the British Open golf tournament held at one of the Trump family's golf resorts in Scotland.

U.S. Embassy staff have separately complained that Johnson made racist and sexist comments on the job.

The State Department's inspector general has been looking at these claims as part of a routine review of the embassy, according to people familiar with the matter. The inquiry was first reported by the New York Times and CNN.

Lewis Lukens, the embassy's former second-in-command, confirmed in a text to NPR that Johnson told him about the president's request.

"I advised him that doing so would violate federal ethics rules and be generally inappropriate," Lukens wrote.

But Johnson apparently went ahead and raised the matter with David Mundell, then secretary of state for Scotland, according to a person familiar with the conversation.

https://www.npr.org/2020/07/22/894354847/trump-requested-help-from-u-s-ambassador-in-holding-british-open-at-a-trump-reso

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  #2528075 24-Jul-2020 10:55
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Re: Nobody 2020

 

Isn't that what they already have? (No signs of leadership presently!)


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  #2528077 24-Jul-2020 11:03
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Isn't that what they already have? (No signs of leadership presently!)

 

 

Not quite, currently they have anti-leadership, someone actively sowing discord, confusion, and conflict. Having no-one as president would at least make the net balance zero rather than negative.

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  #2528200 24-Jul-2020 13:48
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The Washington Post - Marine in helicopter squadron that transports the president has tested positive for coronavirus

 

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A Marine* assigned to the helicopter squadron in which the president and other top government leaders travel has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, officials say, in the latest instance of the virus potentially threatening the White House. ...

 

 

*  The marine was asymptomatic.

 





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New York Times: Trump Abruptly Cancels Republican Convention in Florida: ‘It’s Not the Right Time’

After forcing the convention to move from Charlotte to Jacksonville because he wanted a big celebration, President Trump called off the Florida portion, citing the health risks from the coronavirus.

Bowing to threats posed by the coronavirus, President Trump reversed course on Thursday and canceled the portion of the Republican National Convention to be held in Jacksonville, Fla., just weeks after he moved the event from North Carolina because state officials wanted the party to take health precautions there.

The surprise announcement threw one of the tent-pole moments of Mr. Trump’s re-election effort into limbo, with the president describing in vague terms how the Republicans would hold his renomination in North Carolina and do “other things with tele-rallies and online.” It was an ill-defined sketch of an August week that Mr. Trump once envisioned drawing huge crowds and energizing his struggling bid for a second term.

While Mr. Trump has spent weeks urging Florida and other states to reopen their economies and return to life as normal, virus cases have surged in Jacksonville and across the region. The president had insisted on moving ahead with the event until Thursday, talking up the big party that Republicans would hold in Jacksonville even with the dangers of large gatherings and some G.O.P. leaders saying they would not attend.

...The Jacksonville convention host committee had about $6 million in various accounts, and had spent some of that money already. It had $20 million in commitments that were still firm on Tuesday, according to two officials involved in the fund-raising. On Thursday, they were still assessing whether donors would be able to get their money back but assumed they would not be able to do so in full.

Dan Eberhart, a Republican donor, said that many donors didn’t want to give because they believed the event wouldn’t happen. Edward E. Burr, a real estate developer and member of the Jacksonville host committee, said that in the past few days donors had been calling him expressing serious concerns about the rising number of infections in Florida.

The president tried to portray himself as more concerned about public health. “I said, ‘There’s nothing more important in our country than keeping our people safe,’” he said of his conversations with advisers. “I just felt it was wrong” to have people “going to what turned out to be a hot spot.”
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  #2528408 24-Jul-2020 20:54
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LOL I don't think anytime soon is going to be "the right time" for anything like this. Maybe after the election and all the votes have been counted, give it a shot then Ducky.

 

I reckon the only reason he's now wearing a mask and pretending to care about the coronavirus is he realises he's losing all the way down. I'm reading John Bolton's book and I can see a lot of what he says and does everyday, and I have to say holy Christ does Trump love Kim Jong-Un and Vladimir Putin or what.


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The Washington Post - Operation Diligent Valor: Trump showcased federal power in Portland, making a culture war campaign pitch

 

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PORTLAND, Ore. - As statues of Confederate generals, enslavers and other icons tumbled from their pedestals amid protests last month, President Trump issued an executive order meant to break the cascade. 

 

[Trump] enlisted the Department of Homeland Security, created in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks to protect the country against external threats, to defend U.S. monuments and federal property against "anarchists and left-wing extremists" ....

 



 

 





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The New York Times - ‘Person. Woman. Man. Camera. TV.’ Didn’t Mean What Trump Hoped It Did

 

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The president said on Fox News that he had to remember those words as part of a test that he said demonstrated his mental acuity. 

 

But the test, the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, is meant to detect signs of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease or other conditions. ...

 

To demonstrate just how hard he said the test really was, Trump went on television to recite, over and over, the words that he had been asked to remember in the right order: “Person. Woman. Man. Camera. TV.”

 

Cable television played the president’s performance on a virtual loop on Thursday, and those five words trended online. 

 

T-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies and other clothing with “Person. Woman. Man. Camera. TV.” emblazoned on them were quickly offered for sale. ...

 



 

 





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  #2528800 25-Jul-2020 20:42
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This would be even more funny if it wasn't so depressingly reality.


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  #2528823 26-Jul-2020 07:29
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"This would be even more funny if it wasn't so depressingly reality."

 

So, so true qhickymart. These 'cartoons' perfectly capture the idiot's dereliction of duty.


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The Washington Post - Trump’s week of retreat: The president reverses course as the coronavirus surges out of control

 

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President Trump was adamant that Congress cut payroll taxes - until, suddenly, he backed down.

 

He demanded that all of the nation’s schools reopen for the fall semester - until, suddenly, he allowed for some wiggle room.

 

He insisted upon filling every seat at the Republican National Convention celebration - until, suddenly, he canceled the event. 

 

And he refused to wear a mask in public - until, suddenly, he did, and morphed into a mask evangelist.

 

For Trump, this has been a week of retreat. ...

 

Weakened politically by his response to the pandemic, Trump changed course after polls showed his positions did not align with public attitudes or - as was the case with the payroll tax cut - his Republican allies on Capitol Hill declined to advance his interests. ...

 



 





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