Author Topic: The Trump Presidency  (Read 43706 times)

Offline smartcooky

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Re: The Trump Presidency
« Reply #600 on: October 10, 2019, 06:39:24 PM »
Trump is now on record as defending a diplomat's wife who fled the UK after killing a British Citizen when she drove on the wrong side of the road. He's also abandoned former allies, the Kurds, who fought against ISIS.

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I would like to congratulate President Trump in reaching a new previously undreamed of plateau of ridiculousness and inanity. His justification for abandoning the Kurds “because they didn’t fight with us in Normandy” (world war 2), not only sums up his own imbecility perfectly but also exposes beyond repair the rapacious capitalist imperialism that he represents. Unlike Obama who attempted to put glitter on the turd that is capitalism, Trump is its unvarnished embodiment discarding previous allies as dispensable unashamedly in public and orchestrating their massacre. Obama gave liberals an excuse to see something progressive in the USA, Trump has destroyed any such illusions.

Unsurprising from someone who thinks there were airports during the American Revolutionary War!

Trump is utterly clueless about international politics. Any grade school history student could have predicted what would happen once American troops pulled out of Northern Syria. There is now going to a period of genocide and ethnic cleansing against the Kurds that will make what the Serbs did in Bosnia look like a summer picnic...and Trump will be directly responsible for it.
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Re: The Trump Presidency
« Reply #601 on: October 11, 2019, 10:55:04 AM »
Trump is now on record as defending a diplomat's wife who fled the UK after killing a British Citizen when she drove on the wrong side of the road. He's also abandoned former allies, the Kurds, who fought against ISIS.

Copied from Steve Hedley:

I would like to congratulate President Trump in reaching a new previously undreamed of plateau of ridiculousness and inanity. His justification for abandoning the Kurds “because they didn’t fight with us in Normandy” (world war 2), not only sums up his own imbecility perfectly but also exposes beyond repair the rapacious capitalist imperialism that he represents. Unlike Obama who attempted to put glitter on the turd that is capitalism, Trump is its unvarnished embodiment discarding previous allies as dispensable unashamedly in public and orchestrating their massacre. Obama gave liberals an excuse to see something progressive in the USA, Trump has destroyed any such illusions.

There is a growing "eat the rich" sentiment in the US, which the national media is desperately trying to pretend isn't there or is only on the fringes.  I've been wanting to scream at everyone bitching about "wealth redistribution" or "class warfare" that wealth redistribution and class warfare have been ongoing for decades now - wealth is being redistributed into the hands of the wealthy few, and the rich have been beating up on the poor.  Every year it gets less subtle and more overt, and now they're starting to say the quiet parts out loud.  We're getting damned close to pitchforks and torches time. 

Trump himself is an Adderall-addled Tony Soprano wannabe, up to his eyeballs in debt to the Russians, aided and abetted by the larger GOP.  I've been seeing claims (unsubstantiated so far, but if true would explain so much) that the Russians have been laundering money through US congressional campaigns. 

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Re: The Trump Presidency
« Reply #602 on: October 11, 2019, 11:11:49 AM »
But surely there must be some policies of his we agree with, right?  Like, uh . . . .
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Re: The Trump Presidency
« Reply #603 on: October 11, 2019, 11:34:32 AM »
As a Canadian, I find it very reassuring that our alliance with the USA can instantly disappear if our enemy has more Trump properties than we do.

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Re: The Trump Presidency
« Reply #604 on: October 11, 2019, 01:35:52 PM »
I couldn’t resist.




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Re: The Trump Presidency
« Reply #605 on: October 11, 2019, 05:31:51 PM »
He hasn't started a war (yet).

Well, he has just invited attacks on the US from disaffected Kurds et al.

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Re: The Trump Presidency
« Reply #606 on: October 11, 2019, 05:40:27 PM »
Remember when Trump 'proudly' held a LGBTQ+ pride flag? Yeah, to almost no ones  surprise, the Trump administration sent a amicus curiae in support of discrimination in the case before the US supreme court of whether the Civil Rights act applies to trans* and homosexual folk. I wonder how those gay Republicans who came out in support of Trump feel about that.