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  Reply # 1784533 19-May-2017 07:10
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Future tweet by Trump:

"My twitters are so powerful I'll make the FBI tell the truth. If they prosecute me, I'll see the judges in court."

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  Reply # 1784534 19-May-2017 07:18
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MikeB4:

 

Rikkitic:

 

No matter what the occasion, what the subject, what the crisis, he manages to make it about himself. He takes narcissistic self-absorption to a whole new level. The DSM may have to invent a new category of mental illness just for him. That ought to please him.

 

 

 

 

 

 

That applies to 96.7% of politicians.

 

 

He must be in at least the 5th or 6th Standard Deviation.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1784570 19-May-2017 08:22
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frankv:

 

MikeB4:

 

Rikkitic:

 

No matter what the occasion, what the subject, what the crisis, he manages to make it about himself. He takes narcissistic self-absorption to a whole new level. The DSM may have to invent a new category of mental illness just for him. That ought to please him.

 

 

That applies to 96.7% of politicians.

 

 

He must be in at least the 5th or 6th Standard Deviation.

 

 

Yet it was obvious that he was like that long before he was running for POTUS.  It must be an attribute some people like or find admirable.

 

 


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  Reply # 1784991 20-May-2017 03:41
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I thought the podcast here http://www.wnyc.org/series/media-podcast - The Trouble with Reality- went some way to explaining at least my feelings about Trump. That's the first time I heard someone explain the emotional side so well.

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  Reply # 1785764 22-May-2017 09:16
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If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/20/us/politics/michael-caputo-house-committee-russia-trump.html

"Michael Caputo, who served as a communications adviser to the Trump campaign, has been asked by the House committee investigating Russian election meddling to submit to a voluntary interview and to provide any documents he may have that are related to the inquiry.

The House Intelligence Committee, which is examining possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials, made its request in a letter on May 9.

Mr. Caputo, who lives near Buffalo and spent six months on the Trump team, worked in Russia during the 1990s and came to know Kremlin officials.

He also did work in the early 2000s for Gazprom Media, a Russian conglomerate that supported President Vladimir V. Putin.

Mr. Caputo has strongly denied that there was any collusion between him or anyone else on the campaign and Russian officials. He has also accused the committee of smearing him."

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  Reply # 1786177 22-May-2017 20:12
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I see he's been hobnobbing with the Saudis and brokered a deal to sell them a s***load of American made weapons. I feel a lot safer now.


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  Reply # 1786332 23-May-2017 07:44
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http://elitedaily.com/news/politics/donald-trump-saudi-arabia-barack-obama/1955979/

"Trump Just Did Everything He Criticized Obama For In Saudi Arabia"

"For his first trip abroad as president, Donald Trump made his way to Saudi Arabia in an effort to strengthen international relationships.

Of course, his travels incited both praise and criticism back home… but mostly criticism.

Ironically, many believed the president seemingly changed his tune on a variety of issues once he landed in the Middle East. People were quick to compare Trump’s latest actions to that of former President Barack Obama.

For starters, Trump wasn’t in favor of President Obama bowing to any Saudi leader back in 2012.

He took to Twitter (naturally) to share his viewpoint.

Barack Obama bowed to the Saudi King in public -- yet the Dems are question Mitt Romney's diplomatic skills


But five years later, we find Trump in the exact same scenario, doing what he once criticized Obama for — bowing.

It’s a new situation entirely when you’re forced to follow the former president’s footsteps.

Trump (again) utilized his favorite social media platform to find fault with Michelle Obama not wearing a headscarf in Saudi Arabia, saying we have “enuf” enemies (making a strong case for that Twitter spellcheck tool).

Many people are saying it was wonderful that Mrs. Obama refused to wear a scarf in Saudi Arabia, but they were insulted. We have enuf enemies


Of course, no one wanted to miss the opportunity to point out that Melania Trump left for Saudi Arabia sans headscarf.

..."


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  Reply # 1788782 26-May-2017 14:37
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The Democrat in the Montana election is slightly ahead of the Republican and may well win! This turnaround is big news in a very redneck state. Hopefully it is the start of a trend.

 

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/05/25/politics/montana-special-election-results/index.html





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  Reply # 1788784 26-May-2017 14:41
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Rikkitic:

 

The Democrat in the Montana election is slightly ahead of the Republican and may well win! This turnaround is big news in a very redneck state. Hopefully it is the start of a trend.

 

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/05/25/politics/montana-special-election-results/index.html

 



You would hope the Republican wouldn't win. He assaulted a reporter yesterday, breaking his glasses in the process. 

But American politics is weird at the moment, and alpha males like this tosser are considered desirable by many voters.


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  Reply # 1788881 26-May-2017 18:31
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A bull in a NATO china shop:

 

Watch President Trump push a prime minister aside

 

Washington (CNN) While walking with the NATO leaders during his visit to the alliance's headquarters Thursday, President Donald Trump pushed aside the prime minister of Montenegro, as he moved to the front of a group of the leaders.

 

Trump pushes around NATO

 

Washington (CNN) When President Donald Trump lectured NATO members on their contributions to the trans-Atlantic alliance, he demonstrated a lack of understanding about how the group works and potentially alienated the US' closest allies, analysts said.

 

 





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  Reply # 1788891 26-May-2017 18:56
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I think you'll find the alternative fact is that the PM of Montenegro tried to block the President from his photo op. The President skillfully negotiated his way round this impediment using only his hand. :-)




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  Reply # 1788907 26-May-2017 19:37
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We all know what happens when a President gets deeper in the sh**...

 

War.

 

 

 

Giving Duterte the heads up on sub positions and praising his "control" of drug dealers, then the Saudis, NATO, the Pope, and now to his son-in-law being under investigation by the FBI. 

 

He's circling the drain towards war in ever decreasing circles.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1788957 26-May-2017 21:48
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Sideface:

 

A bull in a NATO china shop:

 

Watch President Trump push a prime minister aside

 

Washington (CNN) While walking with the NATO leaders during his visit to the alliance's headquarters Thursday, President Donald Trump pushed aside the prime minister of Montenegro, as he moved to the front of a group of the leaders.

 

Trump pushes around NATO

 

Washington (CNN) When President Donald Trump lectured NATO members on their contributions to the trans-Atlantic alliance, he demonstrated a lack of understanding about how the group works and potentially alienated the US' closest allies, analysts said.

 

 

 

 

Good to see. He has been lagging with his fails, this one was great. The next will be ignoring the script and fudging how he changed his stance. 


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  Reply # 1789018 27-May-2017 08:58
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I don't think Trump is acting alone on his NATO comments, it's not sounding "off the cuff" to me, but prepared.  (incidentally, he seems to have altered the way he talks - to try to sound like Ronald Reagan).

 

I have no doubt that the stance toward NATO is being driven by Steve Bannon who's convinced Trump that it is about money, when for Bannon - it isn't about money at all, but about destabilising Europe as part of the apocalyptic world views he holds.  Bannon sees war as inevitable - and worse - he wants war.


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  Reply # 1790337 27-May-2017 18:02
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BBC reports, based on Washington Post: 

 

 

The most recent reports - which cited US officials as sources - said Mr Kushner had spoken with Moscow's ambassador, Sergei Kisylak, about setting up a backchannel using Russian diplomatic facilities in America.

 

 

Let this bit sink in: "using Russian diplomatic facilities in America"

 

 


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