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  #2123507 11-Nov-2018 09:31
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Trump cracked long ago.

 

Goes to France to attend WW1 commemoration ceremony to honour soldiers who died in mud and squalor fighting to protect the honour of the ruling classes.

 

Cancels visit because it's raining - stays inside to watch cable TV.

 

 

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  #2123511 11-Nov-2018 09:46
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https://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/02/us/politics/donald-trump-draft-record.html

Back in 1968, at the age of 22, Donald J. Trump seemed the picture of health.

He stood 6 feet 2 inches with an athletic build; had played football, tennis and squash; and was taking up golf. His medical history was unblemished, aside from a routine appendectomy when he was 10.

But after he graduated from college in the spring of 1968, making him eligible to be drafted and sent to Vietnam, he received a diagnosis that would change his path: bone spurs in his heels.

The diagnosis resulted in a coveted 1-Y medical deferment that fall, exempting him from military service as the United States was undertaking huge troop deployments to Southeast Asia, inducting about 300,000 men into the military that year.

The deferment was one of five Mr. Trump received during Vietnam. The others were for education.

His experience during the era is drawing new scrutiny after the Muslim American parents of a soldier who was killed in Iraq publicly questioned whether Mr. Trump had ever sacrificed for his country. In an emotional speech at the Democratic National Convention last week, the soldier’s father, Khizr Khan, directly addressed Mr. Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, saying, “You have sacrificed nothing and no one.”

Mr. Trump’s public statements about his draft experience sometimes conflict with his Selective Service records, and he is often hazy in recalling details.

In an interview with The New York Times last month, Mr. Trump said the bone spurs had been “temporary” — a “minor” malady that had not had a meaningful impact on him. He said he had visited a doctor who provided him a letter for draft officials, who granted him the medical exemption. He could not remember the doctor’s name.

“I had a doctor that gave me a letter — a very strong letter on the heels,” Mr. Trump said in the interview.

Asked to provide The Times with a copy of the letter, which he had obtained after his fourth student deferment, Mr. Trump said he would have to look for it. A spokeswoman later did not respond to repeated requests for copies of it.

The Selective Service records that remain in the National Archives — many have been discarded — do not specify what medical condition exempted Mr. Trump from military service.

Mr. Trump has described the condition as heel spurs, which are protrusions caused by calcium built up on the heel bone, treated through stretching, orthotics or sometimes surgery.

Mr. Trump said that he could not recall exactly when he was no longer bothered by the spurs, but that he had not had an operation for the problem.

“Over a period of time, it healed up,” he said.

 
 
 
 


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  #2123520 11-Nov-2018 09:59
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  #2123546 11-Nov-2018 12:18
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MikeB4:

 

I get the feeling Trump is going to snap in the next few months ...

 

 

The Washington Post - Critics pile on after Trump cancels visit to U.S. military cemetery outside Paris

 

 

“It’s incredible that a president would travel to France for this significant anniversary - and then remain in his hotel room watching TV rather than pay in person his respects to the Americans who gave their lives in France for the victory gained 100 years ago tomorrow,” David Frum, who served as a speechwriter to former president George W. Bush, wrote in tweets.

 

Trump is actually staying at the U.S. ambassador’s residence in Paris.

 

So began a weekend in which Trump - battling on a number of political fronts in Washington - seemed distracted and disengaged.

 

Trump left Washington as the list of White House worries piled up: newly empowered Democrats, criticism of his pick for acting attorney general and backlash over his personal attacks against journalists.

 





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  #2123548 11-Nov-2018 12:32
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The Sydney Morning Herald - Donald Trump is cornered and he knows it

 

extracts

 

 

A clear, and growing, majority of the country has repudiated Trump.

 

Trump’s path to re-election has now been blocked. He will be a one-term president.

 

The Democrats’ one job was to win back the House and they have done that decisively, picking up 30 additional seats (so far), thereby "restoring the Constitution’s checks and balances", as Nancy Pelosi, the presumptive new Speaker of the House, said on election night.

 

Democrats will now chair all House committees, have the power to subpoena, to conduct inquiries, to require the production of documents (Trump’s tax returns perhaps).

 

The next two years are going to be very nasty. Trump is cornered and he knows it.

 

Trump has no political skills. Nor does he know how to govern. But neither of this matters any more.

 

He is fighting - not for his political life, which is all but over, but for his very liberty.

 

The end game, as US commentators are already calling it, is likely to get very ugly.

 

 

 

 





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  #2123569 11-Nov-2018 13:53
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The New York Times - ‘Paradise Is Gone’: California Fires Devastate Communities

 

 

Paradise, in Butte County just east of the city of Chico, bore the brunt of the devastation.

 

In what fire officials said was an unstoppable storm-front fire, beginning early Thursday morning, the Camp Fire has exploded across 100,000 acres and destroyed more than 6,700 homes and commercial buildings. ...

 

President Trump weighed in on the fires on Saturday, saying he would withhold federal funds from the state. ...

 

 

 

 

 

Maybe Donald thinks that Paradise is in Puerto Rico?





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  #2123574 11-Nov-2018 14:44
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Most of what he tweets is fodder for his core supporters. They despise California.


 
 
 
 


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  #2123586 11-Nov-2018 16:17
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I have a suggestion for a meme: “Dump the lump”. A lump is an out-of-control collection of malignant cells that clump together leading to a cancerous tumour. The result, if unchecked, is disease and death. So, dump the lump.

 

People with aggressive expressions tend to clump at presidential rallies wearing “F*** Your Feelings” T-shirts. I suggest a new T-shirt: “F*** Your President”.

 

Dump the lump. My slogan for 2020.

 

 





I don't think there is ever a bad time to talk about how absurd war is, how old men make decisions and young people die. - George Clooney
 


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  #2123595 11-Nov-2018 16:36
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Rikkitic:

 

I have a suggestion for a meme: “Dump the lump”. A lump is an out-of-control collection of malignant cells that clump together leading to a cancerous tumour. The result, if unchecked, is disease and death. So, dump the lump.

 

People with aggressive expressions tend to clump at presidential rallies wearing “F*** Your Feelings” T-shirts. I suggest a new T-shirt: “F*** Your President”.

 

Dump the lump. My slogan for 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am not sure why you would have a slogan for a foreign election. Closer to home in 2020 is more relevant. 





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  #2123598 11-Nov-2018 16:52
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MikeB4:

 

I am not sure why you would have a slogan for a foreign election. Closer to home in 2020 is more relevant. 

 

 

How so? Jacinda will win. National won't matter.

 

 





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  #2123599 11-Nov-2018 17:02
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Rikkitic:

 

MikeB4:

 

I am not sure why you would have a slogan for a foreign election. Closer to home in 2020 is more relevant. 

 

 

How so? Jacinda will win. National won't matter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

how about  Dump ACT of kindness





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  #2123620 11-Nov-2018 17:36
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The Washington Post - Trump distances himself from Whitaker amid scrutiny over past comments and business ties

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 22, 2014

 

 

The Federal Trade Commission shut down World Patent Marketing in 2017 after deeming it a scam.

A judgment of nearly $26 million was entered in favor of its jilted customers, and the company and its CEO, Scott Cooper, were banned from working in the invention-promotion business.

 





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  #2123627 11-Nov-2018 18:04
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https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/11/9/18080656/matthew-whitaker-trump-hillary-clinton-sessions-attorney-general

Exclusive: Trump loyalist Matthew Whitaker was counseling the White House on investigating Clinton

Whitaker advised the president on launching a new special counsel while working as chief of staff for Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Matthew Whitaker, whom President Donald Trump named as his acting attorney general on Wednesday, privately provided advice to the president last year on how the White House might be able to pressure the Justice Department to investigate the president’s political adversaries, Vox has learned.

Whitaker was an outspoken critic of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe before he became the chief of staff to Attorney General Jeff Sessions in September 2017. That has rightfully raised concerns that Whitaker might now attempt to sabotage Mueller’s investigation. But new information suggests that Whitaker — while working for Sessions — advocated on behalf of, and attempted to facilitate, Trump’s desire to exploit the Justice Department and FBI to investigate the president’s enemies.

In May 2018, President Donald Trump demanded that the Justice Department open a criminal investigation into whether the FBI “infiltrated or surveilled” his presidential campaign and whether Obama administration officials were involved in this purported effort. Trump, his Republican allies in Congress, and conservative news organizations — most notably Fox News — were making such claims and amplifying those of others, even though they offered scant evidence, if any, that these allegations were true.

Sessions, Rosenstein, and other senior department officials believed that if they agreed to Trump’s wishes, doing so would constitute an improper politicization of the department that would set a dangerous precedent for Trump — or any future president — to exploit the powerful apparatus of the DOJ and FBI to investigate their political adversaries. Those efforts, in turn, coincided with the president’s campaign to undermine Mueller’s investigation into whether the president’s campaign aides, White House advisers, and members of his own family colluded with Russian to help Trump win the 2016 election.

During this period of time, Whitaker was the chief of staff to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and in that role was advising Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on how to counter the president’s demands. But according to one former and one current administration official, Whitaker was simultaneously counseling the White House on how the president and his aides might successfully pressure Sessions and Rosenstein to give in to Trump’s demands.

Sources say that Whitaker presented himself as a sympathetic ear to both Sessions and Rosenstein — telling them he supported their efforts to prevent the president from politicizing the Justice Department. A person close to Whitaker suggested to me that the then-chief of staff was only attempting to diffuse the tension between the president and his attorney general and deputy attorney general, and facilitate an agreement between the two sides.

But two other people with firsthand information about the matter told me that Whitaker, in his conversations with the president, presented himself as a vigorous supporter of Trump’s position and “committed to extract as much as he could from the Justice Department on the president’s behalf.”

One administration official with knowledge of the matter told me: “Whitaker let it be known [in the White House] that he was on a team, and that was the president’s team.”

Whitaker’s open sympathizing with Trump’s frequent complaints about the Mueller investigation resulted in an unusually close relationship between a president and a staffer of his level. The president met with Whitaker in the White House, often in the Oval Office, at least 10 times, a former senior administration official told me. On most of those occasions, Sessions was also present, but it’s unclear if that was always the case.

During this period, Whitaker frequently spoke by phone with both Trump and Chief of Staff John Kelly, this same official told me. On many of those phone calls, nobody else was on the phone except for the president and Whitaker, or only Kelly and Whitaker. As one senior law enforcement official told me, “Nobody else knew what was said on those calls except what Whitaker decided to tell others, and if he did, whether he was telling the truth. Who ever heard of a president barely speaking to his attorney general but on the phone constantly with a staff-level person?”

Despite this being the case, on Friday as he was leaving on a trip to Paris, Trump told reporters, “I don’t know Matt Whitaker.” He also claimed that he never spoke to the then-DOJ chief of staff about the Mueller investigation: “I didn’t speak to Matt Whitaker about it,” he said.

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  #2123691 11-Nov-2018 20:04
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Obama standing in the rain, attending 9/11 commemoration in 2009.

 

Trump needed his umbrella:

 


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  #2123723 11-Nov-2018 21:01
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Doofus riddle: What goes up a chimney down, but not down a chimney up?

 

 





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