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  # 2123769 11-Nov-2018 21:47
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The Washington Post - Trump shows his contempt for the men and women in uniform

 

 

It seems that soldiers who were captured aren’t the only ones that President Trump doesn’t like.

 

He also apparently doesn’t care much for the ones who died for their country.

 

On Saturday afternoon, the president was scheduled to attend a ceremony at the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery, where 2,289 U.S. soldiers are buried ...

 

It was the sort of solemn occasion that U.S. presidents have considered an integral part of their duty at least since the Gettysburg Address.

 

But Trump couldn’t be bothered.

 

 

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  # 2124401 12-Nov-2018 19:02
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White House defends missing ceremony

 

Donald Trump was slammed at the weekend for cancelling his appearance at a World War I commemoration. Now, he’s explained why he pulled out last minute.

 

Stung by criticism for not attending an event honouring US military dead, the White House says President Donald Trump didn’t want to disrupt Paris roadways for a last-minute motorcade to a cemetery in Northern France.

 

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  # 2124406 12-Nov-2018 19:25
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To be fair, everyone was probably happier without him. He'd only start bragging about something irrelevant.





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  # 2124439 12-Nov-2018 20:37
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US Soybean Sales to China Down 94% Due to Trump Tariffs

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  # 2124462 12-Nov-2018 21:31
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White House defends missing ceremony

 

Donald Trump was slammed at the weekend for cancelling his appearance at a World War I commemoration. Now, he’s explained why he pulled out last minute.

 

Stung by criticism for not attending an event honouring US military dead, the White House says President Donald Trump didn’t want to disrupt Paris roadways for a last-minute motorcade to a cemetery in Northern France.

 

What a nice man ... undecided

 

 

Haha he wreaks havoc in and around Mar-a-Lago when he visits. The whole place literally grinds to a halt for hours on end.


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  # 2124850 13-Nov-2018 17:00
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Checking out President "the mini-mushroom " Trump acting in "Ghost Can't do it"

Skip to 42:00 to see his acting.

Spanky to Bo Derek: "But be assured Mrs. Scott that in this room, there are knives sharp enough to cut you to the bone... pausing that would make William Shatner proud

and hearts cold enough to eat your as hors d'oevers"

Bo Derek: "You're too pretty to be bad"

Spanky: with too much lip gloss, make a duck-like kissing gesture "You noticed"


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  # 2124904 13-Nov-2018 17:55
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The Washington Post - Trump is cracking

 

 

Meanwhile, the press and the country at large should keep in mind that Trump acts out when he is weak, humiliated and cornered. He’s all those things right now:

 

  • His performance in Europe was panned.
  • The election results get worse for Republicans with each passing day.
  • His great North Korea diplomacy, contrary to the gullible pundits and political spinners, was a bust. (He was snookered.)
  • We now have two major Middle East problems - Iran and out-of-control Sunni despots who think (not unreasonably) they can lead him around by the nose.
  • He is not winning the trade war, and it may be one of many factors leading to an economic pullback before the 2020 election.
  • Mueller plows ahead, with possibly more indictments (e.g., Roger Stone, Donald Trump Jr.).
  • Obamacare is here to stay. It’s more popular than ever, and red America has fallen in love with Medicaid expansion.
  • Trump’s finances are no longer protected from scrutiny, nor are his daughter and son-in-law’s.

In sum, we should continue to tally Trump’s constitutional offenses just as we keep a running count of his lies.

 

However, these offenses are part of a bigger picture of a failing president and a party incapable of breaking with him.

 

Trump is cracking up, as is the GOP.

 

 





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  # 2124905 13-Nov-2018 17:58
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SJB:

 

Most of what he tweets is fodder for his core supporters. They despise California.

 

 

 

 

 

EDIT: The death toll has risen to 42 in California’s Camp Fire, making it the deadliest wildfire ever in the state.

 

 





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  # 2125402 14-Nov-2018 10:26
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Worth a read for the amusement factor.





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  # 2125446 14-Nov-2018 10:39
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Rikkitic:

 

Worth a read for the amusement factor.

 

 

This is behind a paywall right, or am i missing something? Are you able to copy and paste if you link to articles we can't all view directly?


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  # 2125461 14-Nov-2018 11:01
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Sorry, didn't realise. Here it is:

 

 

 

On Veterans Day, Americans recall the sacrifices of those who served our country.

 

We think of the bayonet charge of Maine’s 20th Regiment on Little Round Top, the young men battling through rain and poison gas in the Argonne, the soldiers in the frozen Ardennes Forest in the Battle of the Bulge.

 

And we think of President Trump, battling rain for not one but two days in France this weekend.

 

Other presidents had made sacrifices. George Washington camped with his frozen troops in Valley Forge. William Henry Harrison died after a two-hour inaugural address in the rain.

 

But these were as nothing compared with the elements Trump battled in Paris.

 

On Saturday, the White House, citing “logistical difficulties caused by the weather,” canceled Trump’s trip to a memorial at Belleau, where 2,000 U.S. Marines died a century ago. It was raining — and Trump opted to remain at the U.S. ambassador’s residence, watching TV and tweeting.

 

The next day, when other world leaders marched down the Champs-Elysees to the Arc de Triomphe for the centenary of the Armistice ending World War I, Trump instead took his motorcade. The reason this time: security. Once again, it was raining, and Trump stayed dry in his armored limousine.

 

These were brave decisions, because they meant Trump would have to endure the hurtful images of other world leaders visiting other memorials around France despite the rain, then marching in soggy solidarity without him. His excuses for skipping the war memorial earned ridicule because the cemetery was just an hour’s drive (less than half the time the White House claimed) and Trump had previously boasted about ordering his pilots to fly him despite bad weather — to a campaign rally.

 

But Trump’s behavior, not unlike Washington’s winter at Valley Forge, should be seen in a patriotic light — a selfless sacrifice for the good of the country. Consider the international disgrace the United States would have suffered if his hair were to have become matted by rain without adequate measures to protect it. Or if wind gusts had whipped his mane into an orange tornado swirling above a sparse white scalp. A soaking could have been calamitous. (This explains why he sent his bald chief of staff, John F. Kelly, in his place.) Trump, therefore, absorbed the losses at Belleau Wood and on the Champs-Elysees to prevail later, at Suresnes American Cemetery, after receiving hair spray reinforcements.

 

Such shrewd strategic thinking has been Trump’s hallmark since high school at New York Military Academy, where he received “more training militarily” than many get in the actual military. Bone spurs sadly kept him from Vietnam, but he said that avoiding STDs was “my personal Vietnam” and that he was “a great and very brave soldier” in this cause.

 

Some say Trump doesn’t know the meaning of sacrifice, particularly because he resisted lowering flags after the death of John “Not a War Hero” McCain. But as Trump himself told one Gold Star family, “I’ve made a lot of sacrifices.” And the Paris voyage highlighted Trump’s powers of self-abnegation, coming after he abandoned a $100-million military parade he ordered to honor himself.

 

He endured French President Emmanuel Macron’s “very insulting” proposal that Europe build up its own military. He endured a topless woman disrupting his motorcade with the words “fake peacemaker” on her chest. He endured mockery in the French press for confusing the Balkans with the Baltics. He endured Macron’s speech declaring that “nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism.” And he endured the obvious impression that other leaders didn’t want him at their “Peace Forum,” which began as Trump left.

 

Through it all, Trump kept his powder dry — and his hair. In the end, his sacrifice was rewarded.

 

It was still raining Sunday afternoon when Trump went by motorcade to Suresnes. But this time Trump did not retreat. He heroically cast aside his umbrella and spoke — for 10 moist minutes.

 

He recalled the sacrifice of Americans in the Great War (“through rain, hail, snow, mud, poisonous gas, bullets and mortar, they held the line”). And he invoked his own sacrifice, telling a group under a tent: “You look so comfortable up there, under shelter as we’re getting drenched.”

 

The lectern dripped. His overcoat glistened. And yet his hair, under protective lacquer, held firm — like the burning bush that was not consumed.

 

The valiant polymers that fell defending his hair from the rain seeped into the soil at Suresnes. Now it truly can be said, as the poem goes, that there’s some corner of a foreign field that is forever Trump.





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  # 2125463 14-Nov-2018 11:04
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Rikkitic:

 

 ... Now it truly can be said, as the poem goes, that there’s some corner of a foreign field that is forever Trump.

 

 

The Washington Post - Donald Trump knows the true meaning of sacrifice

 





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  # 2125510 14-Nov-2018 11:52
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Rikkitic:

 

Sorry, didn't realise. Here it is:

 

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Trump Warns That Florida Recount Could Set Dangerous Precedent of Person with Most Votes Winning

 

 

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Calling for an “immediate end” to the recount in Florida, Donald J. Trump warned on Monday that it could set a dangerous precedent of the person with the most votes winning.

 

Speaking to reporters at the White House, Trump said that those in favor of the recount had a “sick obsession with finding out which candidate got the most votes.”

 

“Democrats are going on and on about counting every last vote until they find out who got the most,” Trump said. “Since when does getting the most votes mean you win?”

 

Trump said that, if the recounts are allowed to proceed, “We could be looking at a very bad, very sad situation where to be considered legitimately elected you have to get more votes than the other candidate.”

 

Having just returned from the Armistice commemoration in Paris, Trump said that Florida’s recount has made America “the laughingstock of the world,” adding, “Putin told me they never do recounts in Russia.”





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Fox, Trumps media pal, has joined CNN and others in the fight against controlling who can and cannot cover the White House media events


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