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  # 1595734 20-Jul-2016 16:43
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I just got a smack on the hand for posting a picture of the woman who some may hope becomes first "lady". Fair enough - it was a bit risque.

 

The term "lady" is a term of respect for a woman, the same way that "gentleman" is a term of respect for a man.  

 

I have no respect for her at all, and wouldn't refer to her as a "lady" any more than I'd refer to Trump as a "gentleman".  Firstly she's supporting a man who regularly incites political violence and is a serial liarrampant xenophoberacistmisogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims ― 1.6 billion members of an entire religion ― from entering the U.S.

 

Secondly it appears that she plagiarised the first lady's speech.

 

Thirdly it appears that she's lied that she's got a degree in architecture, when she hasn't, whatever her other talents may be.


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  # 1595988 21-Jul-2016 08:31
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Dulouz:

 

I enjoyed the Apprentice for the first few seasons, so I guess his presidency will be the same. I think if he is successful he will surprise many with his abilities. 

 

 

What abilities would that be?


 
 
 
 


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jarledb:

 

Dulouz:

 

I enjoyed the Apprentice for the first few seasons, so I guess his presidency will be the same. I think if he is successful he will surprise many with his abilities. 

 

 

What abilities would that be?

 

 

To lie, and then double-down on the lie when called out on it. Perhaps it's considered a useful skill for trade negotiations.

 

He's also well placed to advise on camouflage if the US ever invades Loompaland.


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  # 1596003 21-Jul-2016 08:57
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Dulouz:

 

I enjoyed the Apprentice for the first few seasons, so I guess his presidency will be the same. I think if he is successful he will surprise many with his abilities.

 

 

I hope you're not an American voter. A persona created for a made-for-TV scripted "unreality" soap opera is a poor criterion for the actor's ability to lead a powerful nation.

 

However, I do agree.... his presidency is likely to be much the same as "The Apprentice". A PR exercise centred on making him look good, at the expense of everyone else. Directed and produced by behind-the-scenes folk who have the real power. Tedium and made-up, meaningless tasks enlivened by occasional chunks of crass stupidity and hyped-up, manufactured tension over non-issues. And I have no doubt there will be surprises, because that generates publicity. But I don't think any of them will be good.

 

Personally, I think that the very presence of someone on a reality show shows such a lack of integrity and judgement that it should disqualify them from holding any public office.

 

 

 

 


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  # 1596010 21-Jul-2016 09:12
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Thirdly it appears that she's lied that she's got a degree in architecture, when she hasn't, whatever her other talents may be.

 

 

Completely untrue... she was award her degree in architecture for designing these Slovenian buildings:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  # 1596012 21-Jul-2016 09:15
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jarledb:

 

Dulouz:

 

I enjoyed the Apprentice for the first few seasons, so I guess his presidency will be the same. I think if he is successful he will surprise many with his abilities. 

 

 

What abilities would that be?

 

 

I kinda wondered if that comment re "abilities" was (hopefully?!) tongue-in-cheek!

 

My favourite Trump-related news of the week has to be the speaking out by the ghost writer of his 1987 book "The Art of the Deal"; quotes from this include:

 

“I genuinely believe that if Trump wins and gets the nuclear codes, there is an excellent possibility it will lead to the end of civilisation.”

 

"If he could go back and do it again, he said it would be titled The Sociopath."

 

"“Lying is second nature to him,” Mr Schwartz said. “More than anyone else I have ever met, Trump has the ability to convince himself that whatever he is saying at any given moment is true, or sort of true, or at least ought to be true.”

 

Excerpts from http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/donald-trumps-ghost-writer-says-he-put-lipstick-on-a-pig-to-make-tycoon-look-good-a7144706.html

 

Full original article here http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/07/25/donald-trumps-ghostwriter-tells-all

 

 


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  # 1596030 21-Jul-2016 10:19
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Fred99:

 

Thirdly it appears that she's lied that she's got a degree in architecture, when she hasn't, whatever her other talents may be.

 

 

Completely untrue... she was award her degree in architecture for designing these Slovenian buildings:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ja - pravilna. (As they say in Slovenian beer ads).





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  # 1596099 21-Jul-2016 11:39
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frankv:

 

 

 

Completely untrue... she was award her degree in architecture for designing these Slovenian buildings:

 

 

I can't decide if this is a joke or not.

 

 





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  # 1596109 21-Jul-2016 12:00
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Rikkitic:

 

frankv:

 

Completely untrue... she was award her degree in architecture for designing these Slovenian buildings:

 

 

I can't decide if this is a joke or not.

 

 

 

... a bit like the entire Trump campaign. undecided





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  # 1596120 21-Jul-2016 12:04
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Rikkitic:

 

frankv:

 

 

 

Completely untrue... she was award her degree in architecture for designing these Slovenian buildings:

 

 

I can't decide if this is a joke or not.

 

 

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  # 1597120 23-Jul-2016 07:52
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true or not, with another attack in Europe and Trump pulling all the right strings I do not see him losing the election.





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  # 1597160 23-Jul-2016 09:49
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If he does win (god forbid) it will be his daughter who puts him over. She is a very impressive speaker. She has probably already doubled his vote count. Think what you like of him, but thrusting her into the limelight was a brilliant tactical decision.

 

 





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  # 1597173 23-Jul-2016 10:20
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Being good at marketing you can put a monkey out there they will still vote the monkey




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  # 1597175 23-Jul-2016 10:28
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I thought that's what they did with George W. Bush; shaved a monkey and put it in the white house. tongue-out


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I hope you're not an American voter. A persona created for a made-for-TV scripted "unreality" soap opera is a poor criterion for the actor's ability to lead a powerful nation.



How about Arnold Schwarzenegger for Governor of California, He did an alright job didn't he????

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