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  # 2280116 20-Jul-2019 11:59
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kingdragonfly:

 

TRUMP: "You've worked so hard on the kidney. Very special - the kidney has a very special place in the heart. It's an incredible thing."

 



go to: https://twitter.com/atrupar/status/1149013891512492033

 

 

Dementia.

 

Yes, really.

 

I've seen it before, and this is it.





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The New York Times - Opinion - Donald Trump Hates America

 

 

I have my own personal theory about Trump, which is based on nothing more than my own instincts. He is a person of unexceptional intelligence who was born into privilege and has known nothing but privilege throughout his life. That has given him a huge sense of entitlement, along with a lazy demeanor.

 

Because he is not that bright, or interested in anything beyond his own self-gratification, he learns very little that is new and therefore has a very limited and distorted understanding of the world. He adheres to no particular ideology, but seizes on any opportunity that comes into his grasp, like a feeding jellyfish.

 

His comprehension is only basic, so he tends to view all issues in primitive black and white terms. He is drawn to fascism and authoritarianism because it is simple: Do what I say or suffer the consequences. Democratic pluralism is full of nuances that elude and confuse him, so he reverts to simplistic imagery as a way to exert dominance, like an angry male who hits a woman because he can't beat her with logic. Mexicans are rapists and drug dealers and only a wall can keep them out. Congressional progressives are anti-American and should be expelled. In Trump's befuddled binary mind, he is the ultimate expression of what it means to be American, so anyone who disagrees with him must be a traitor.

 

His life of privilege has also given him a mean and petty streak, expressed not only in a compulsive need to demean and belittle any critics, but also an overwhelming desire to get even. This is illustrated by his obsessive hatred of President Obama for daring to be a black president, and his persistent attempts to destroy Obama's legacy and reputation, even though Obama has always been careful not to attack him directly.

 

What drives Trump crazy is the realisation, so crystal clear that even he can't escape it, that Obama is not only black, but also Trump's superior as a human being in every possible way many times over. Trump is crude, vulgar, dull and incompetent. Obama is urbane, humane, bright and capable. That, more than anything, is the thought that keeps Trump awake at night chewing on his pillow. 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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kingdragonfly:

 

TRUMP: "You've worked so hard on the kidney. Very special - the kidney has a very special place in the heart. It's an incredible thing."

 

 

and ...

 

 

 





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  # 2280281 20-Jul-2019 14:39
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The thigh bone's connected to the hip bone.....





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  # 2280287 20-Jul-2019 14:52
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@Rikkitic:

 

I have my own personal theory about Trump, which is based on nothing more than my own instincts. He is a person of unexceptional intelligence who was born into privilege and has known nothing but privilege throughout his life. That has given him a huge sense of entitlement, along with a lazy demeanor.

 

Because he is not that bright, or interested in anything beyond his own self-gratification, he learns very little that is new and therefore has a very limited and distorted understanding of the world. He adheres to no particular ideology, but seizes on any opportunity that comes into his grasp, like a feeding jellyfish.

 

His comprehension is only basic, so he tends to view all issues in primitive black and white terms. He is drawn to fascism and authoritarianism because it is simple: Do what I say or suffer the consequences. Democratic pluralism is full of nuances that elude and confuse him, so he reverts to simplistic imagery as a way to exert dominance, like an angry male who hits a woman because he can't beat her with logic. Mexicans are rapists and drug dealers and only a wall can keep them out. Congressional progressives are anti-American and should be expelled. In Trump's befuddled binary mind, he is the ultimate expression of what it means to be American, so anyone who disagrees with him must be a traitor.

 

His life of privilege has also given him a mean and petty streak, expressed not only in a compulsive need to demean and belittle any critics, but also an overwhelming desire to get even. This is illustrated by his obsessive hatred of President Obama for daring to be a black president, and his persistent attempts to destroy Obama's legacy and reputation, even though Obama has always been careful not to attack him directly.

 

What drives Trump crazy is the realisation, so crystal clear that even he can't escape it, that Obama is not only black, but also Trump's superior as a human being in every possible way many times over. Trump is crude, vulgar, dull and incompetent. Obama is urbane, humane, bright and capable. That, more than anything, is the thought that keeps Trump awake at night chewing on his pillow. 

 

 

Quoting because it's probably the best analysis I've seen of this... person called Trump.





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CNN's Anderson Cooper rips Trump's daughter-in-law: I wouldn't usually do this

CNN's Anderson Cooper calls out President Donald Trump's numerous lies and flip flops on attacks he made against House Representative Ilhan Omar


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https://www.rawstory.com/2019/07/trump-border-official-melts-down-on-msnbc-after-refusing-to-admit-trump-lied-about-mass-raids/

Trump official melts down on MSNBC after refusing to admit Trump lied to America

By Matthew Chapman

On Thursday’s edition of MSNBC’s “The Beat,” Ari Melber confronted acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan about President Donald Trump’s empty threat of “mass raids” of communities nationwide by immigration officials — and Morgan was not pleased.

“The president said there would be these mass raids. Described as thousands of arrests,” said Melber. “Were there mass raids, yes or no?”

“First of all, I don’t actually call this a raid,” said Morgan. “I think words matter.”

“Words matter, so I’m going to get to your response,” said Melber. “Were there mass raids as promised?”

“Again, these are not raids,” said Morgan. “These are targeted enforcement operations. And you know.”

“Okay, let me play for you, let me play for you what people did say about numbers,” said Melber. “The president tweeted about millions, then the administration said thousands and this is what your boss, the president, said.”

“It starts on Sunday,” said President Donald Trump in the video clip. “And they’re going to take people out and they’re going to bring them back to their countries or they’re going to take criminals out, put them prison … Many, many were taken out on Sunday. You didn’t know about it. We had many people. It was a very successful day but you didn’t see a lot of it.”

“What you just said disagrees with President Trump,” Melber added. “You’re saying in fact there were not, no, sir, those mass raids.”

“No, that’s not what I said,” said Morgan. “You’re putting words in my mouth. Everything that you just played is absolutely correct. There are over a million individuals here illegally with an order of removal. ICE does this every single day. Yes, there was an operation, which they do every single day.

“Was it in the thousands?” Melber pressed him.

“This is what ICE does every single day,” replied Morgan mulishly.

“Was it in the thousands?” Melber asked again. “I know you can hear me.”

“First of all, I’m no longer the director of ICE,” said Morgan. “With respect to the results of the operations on going operations, ICE is the best person and best position to give you those numbers.”

“You were here because you have authority,” said Melber. “You have authority over people’s lives. You’re at CBP, used to be at ICE. You were in these meetings. We’re trying to draw information. If your position is the president was wrong to claim mass raids occurred, that’s important for people to know. If your position is mass raids did occur—”

“You’re putting words in my mouth,” said Morgan.

“I’m not, sir. I’m not putting words in your mouth,” said Melber. “Let me put up the facts and I’ll give you a chance. Multiple outlets, not a lot of debate here, despite weeks of threats, raids began with a whimper. Large scale raids failed to materialize … No reports of mass arrests. When the president of the United States says multiple times that there are going to be these mass raids in the thousands, when you heard [acting USCIS Director Ken] Cuccinelli say it is absolutely going to happen and it did not happen, what is your response to that? And isn’t it problematic, if not all together misleading, for the United States to announce things repeatedly, not do them, and then president to say actually they did happen.”

“I disagree completely with your characterization what was said,” said Morgan. “From a law enforcement perspective … you will not find a single law enforcement officer that referred to this as mass raids or gave all the numbers that were going to happen with this targeted operation.

“So the president overstated it in his tweets?” Melber asked.

“No, no, in my opinion, if you look at the facts of what he was saying and if you look an the facts presented, when had somebody says there are over a million people here with final orders of removal, no one said that a single operation we were going to target and apprehend thousands in one operation. No one said that.”

“I’m going to move forward with the time we have,” said Melber. “I just showed the viewers, who also follow the news, the president said it. He wrote it. He posted it to the internet. And Mr. Cuccinelli said it was absolutely going to happen.”

 
 
 
 


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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/18/books/review/11-new-books-we-recommend-this-week.html

New York Times

11 New Books We Recommend This Week
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AMERICAN CARNAGE:

On the Front Lines of the Republican Civil War and the Rise of President Trump, by Tim Alberta.

Tim Alberta, a political correspondent for the conservative magazine National Review before moving to Politico, brings more than a decade of reporting and a real understanding of the conservative movement to this book about how Republicans moved from a big-tent strategy to an electoral plan that consists mainly of riling up the party’s base.

“‘American Carnage’ isn’t just another drop in the deluge of Trump books; in fact, it isn’t really a Trump book at all,” our critic Jennifer Szalai writes.

“Instead it’s a fascinating look at a Republican Party that initially scoffed at the incursion of a philandering reality-TV star with zero political experience and now readily accommodates him.”

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  # 2280352 20-Jul-2019 16:56
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Billie Eilish - bad guy

Donald Trump Cover

"White shirt now red, my bloody nose
Sleeping, you're on your tippy toes
Creeping around like no one knows
Think you're so criminal
Bruises, on both my knees for you
Don't say thank you or please
I do what I want when I'm wanting to
My soul? So cynical"


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  # 2280572 21-Jul-2019 08:58
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The New York Times - Mueller Hearings on Wednesday Present Make-or-Break Moment for Democrats

 

July 20, 2019

 


WASHINGTON — For more than two years, Democrats have hoped that Robert S. Mueller III would show the nation that President Trump is unfit for office - or at the very least, severely damage his re-election prospects.

 

On Wednesday, in back-to-back hearings with the former special counsel, that wish could face its final make-or-break moment.

 

Lawmakers choreographing the hearings before the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees warn that bombshell disclosures are unlikely.

 

But over about five hours of nationally televised testimony, they hope to use Mr. Mueller, the enigmatic and widely respected former F.B.I. director, to refashion his legalistic 448-page report into a vivid, compelling narrative of Russia’s attempts to undermine American democracy, the Trump campaign’s willingness to accept Kremlin assistance and the president’s repeated and legally dubious efforts to thwart investigators.

 

For a party divided over how to confront Mr. Trump - liberals versus moderates, supporters of impeachment versus staunch opponents - the stakes could scarcely be higher. ...

 

 





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WASHINGTON — For more than two years, Democrats have hoped that Robert S. Mueller III would show the nation that President Trump is unfit for office - or at the very least, severely damage his re-election prospects.

 

 

For more than two years, President Trump has shown the nation that he's unfit for office on multiple occasions, yet he's still there and could easily be reelected.

 

It's going to have to be a hell of a bombshell from Mueller to make any difference, some 45% of the US public are either comfortable with having a fascist/racist regime, or have been captured by other side of the US media machine (to the Washington Post, NY Times etc) acting as the propaganda wing of the Republican party.

 

 


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  # 2280617 21-Jul-2019 10:57
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The only difference Mueller will make is to enrage Trump supporters and make them even more likely to turn out and vote for him next time and to demonstrate how divided the Dems are.

 

Looks like a win-win for Trump to me.

 

 


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Rikkitic: I have my own personal theory about Trump, which is based on nothing more than my own instincts. He is a person of unexceptional intelligence who was born into privilege and has known nothing but privilege throughout his life. That has given him a huge sense of entitlement, along with a lazy demeanor.

 

Because he is not that bright, or interested in anything beyond his own self-gratification, he learns very little that is new and therefore has a very limited and distorted understanding of the world. He adheres to no particular ideology, but seizes on any opportunity that comes into his grasp, like a feeding jellyfish.

 

His comprehension is only basic, so he tends to view all issues in primitive black and white terms. He is drawn to fascism and authoritarianism because it is simple: Do what I say or suffer the consequences. Democratic pluralism is full of nuances that elude and confuse him, so he reverts to simplistic imagery as a way to exert dominance, like an angry male who hits a woman because he can't beat her with logic. Mexicans are rapists and drug dealers and only a wall can keep them out. Congressional progressives are anti-American and should be expelled. In Trump's befuddled binary mind, he is the ultimate expression of what it means to be American, so anyone who disagrees with him must be a traitor.

 

His life of privilege has also given him a mean and petty streak, expressed not only in a compulsive need to demean and belittle any critics, but also an overwhelming desire to get even. This is illustrated by his obsessive hatred of President Obama for daring to be a black president, and his persistent attempts to destroy Obama's legacy and reputation, even though Obama has always been careful not to attack him directly.

 

What drives Trump crazy is the realisation, so crystal clear that even he can't escape it, that Obama is not only black, but also Trump's superior as a human being in every possible way many times over. Trump is crude, vulgar, dull and incompetent. Obama is urbane, humane, bright and capable. That, more than anything, is the thought that keeps Trump awake at night chewing on his pillow. 

 

Excellent assessment.
I'd add one more factor: I believe Trump despises himself. His contempt for the world is a just a transference of this self-hate, but he can't admit it, even for a second.
I also believe he despises his parents, especially his father. Anyone notice in the Trump-Epstein party video, Donald's eyebrows are the same weird shape and color as his old man? But where are they now? Bleached? Plucked? Dyed, like his hair?

 

 

 





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  # 2280914 21-Jul-2019 18:05
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Why Presidential Candidates Are Staying Off FaceApp

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Skip to 1:50 mark. Mentions Russian data mining


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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) - with disclaimer





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