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What stupid shit has Trump done today?

Discussion in 'world politics, current affairs and news' started by Yossarian, May 1, 2017.

  1. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    http://theconcourse.deadspin.com/the-fbi-was-never-going-to-save-the-republic-you-dolt-1795093830
    this writer is usually quite hyperbole prone but he does amuse me.
     
  2. Ming

    Ming Massive prawns

  3. CrabbedOne

    CrabbedOne Walking sideways snippily

    On TAC ‘A Real Nut Job’
    Now that's some headline. Trump's big mouth runneth over again.

    One of Trump's things is to slur opponents in a manner more appropriate to be used on himself. Cruz became "Lying Ted", Clinton "Crooked Hillary". Slurs not particularly appropriate to them but a perfect fit for their author. Now he's cooking up "Crazy Comey". For a remarkably sober man known for boy scout integrity that's led to a record of standing up to senior politicians. Which does make me think Trump can feel his express train of an id sliding off the rails into insanity. He has an almost poetic genius for finding just the worst words to blurt out to the worst people at the worst possible moment. The flip side of his incendiary way with crowds.
     
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  4. bimble

    bimble Is it Spring yet?

    Yep that's definitely a thing he does, he's like a crude cartoon illustration of the whole idea of projection. Him calling Comey crazy looks like a cry for help in that context.
    In the film version of the Trump presidency I wonder if this is the bit when we'd be encouraged to feel sympathy for the tragic antihero of the show, a confused old man completely lost in the maelstrom, hurtling towards Saudi Arabia to do a talk which cannot mention 'Radical Islamic Terrorism'.
     
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  5. CrabbedOne

    CrabbedOne Walking sideways snippily

    On Politico ‘People Here Think Trump Is a Laughingstock’
    Well Europeans often didn't think much of George Bush. Bush wasn't the hick he pretended to be. He had some political experience and a cabinet of DC heavyweights inherited from his father. He still had the power to unintentionally destabilise Iraq and with it much of the ME. Something Gulf oil hungry, refugee fearing Europeans are far more effected by than Americans.

    Trump is a very odd US President boasting of great cleverness but so far being a bit of a stumbling clown show. I'd not get complacent about Trump. He may be an inept player within US politics but as President he has a good deal of latitude abroad. Scandals and a failing domestic agenda can make him more prone to doing "stupid shit". He's getting very cosy with the The House of Saud under very reckless management that's currently a loose cannon in the ME. That's a bad combination.
     
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  6. Tankus

    Tankus random farter

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    And at 72yrs old ...career completed......so unlikley to worry about personal fallout .........its going to be a beauty
     
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  7. MightyTibberton

    MightyTibberton Well-Known Member

    Friday - told Russians he fired "nut job" FBI director to get pressure of investigation off him.
    "Person of interest" in Russia investigation is currently working inside the White House - it's been reported in the Independent that it's Jared Kushner.

    Trump can apparently do a number of things to stop the special counsel, including firing him, firing the bloke who appointed him, stopping him having any money or staff, or changing the rules (they're just a regulation not a law, I heard) under which he operates. He can also claim the counsel has a conflict of interest because his company has in the past worked for Jared Kushner in some capacity.

    All of those would look bad. But does Trump care about things looking bad? Does Trump's base care about these things, when Fox and their web warriors are pointing in every other direction?
     
  8. bimble

    bimble Is it Spring yet?

    i think they do care. There's quite a lot of trumpets spreading this idea around - that a million will march in support of him (30th june apparently). Some promise to be 'heavily armed'. I have a feeling it'll be more farce than anything.
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  9. MightyTibberton

    MightyTibberton Well-Known Member

    Yes, sorry, I get that they care that he might be removed and it's a Deep State/Liberal Media/Globalist plot... I wonder the extent to which they care about the optics of firing special counsels and interfering in investigations...

    God, everything is moving so fast these days and there are so many things to look at (and I entirely get people on the thread who'd like this to be more about structural economic issues - which I absolutely think it is too - than Russian plots or what have you) that it's dizzying. It was odd timing that both the big stories yesterday were released - so I read - almost exactly as Air Force One left the ground.

    I think that wing of Trumpistan - the trolls and the alt right - are better organised online than in real life. Pro-Trump protests have been very small scale so far, but they are growing and becoming better organised. Large numbers of them carrying weapons doesn't sound much fun, though.
     
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  10. cyril_smear

    cyril_smear Well-Known Member

    Remembered to breathe...
     
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  11. J Ed

    J Ed besieging the vampire castle

    The white ethnostate: so close and yet so far...

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  12. CrabbedOne

    CrabbedOne Walking sideways snippily

    On Stop The Spirit Of Zossen Les Cent-Jours De Trump
    Dr Leo Strauss (deceased) is probably right there. In country divided on partisan lines Trump's maintaining enough GOP support despite his tendency to treachery and pratfalls. Precious US liberals squabble ineffectively while disciplined Republicans circle the wagons and make the best of their advantages over the enemy. The elite tax cuts, the activist Judges, the predictable assault on Medicare. The GOP establishment will tear off its pound of flesh while other Trump voters are distracted by the occasional happy spectacle of their beloved Bully In Chief enjoying himself playing at President.
     
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  13. taffboy gwyrdd

    taffboy gwyrdd Embrace the confusion!

  14. CRI

    CRI Registered Chooser

  15. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    I like the belt, even if it is big enough to be the prize for winning a wrestling match. Its still nice.
     
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  16. MightyTibberton

    MightyTibberton Well-Known Member

    I've seen a couple of tweets arguing that by having Mrs Trump walk well behind him, Trumpo has signed up for Saudi-style sharia, but I think he's been a rude, ignorant fucktard around his wife many times in the past. In all honesty, is it possible to imagine a society in which DJT would be more comfortable than Saudi society?
     
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  17. Tankus

    Tankus random farter

    seen some clips ...she looks unhappy ...maybe sometimes money isn't enough ..then theres the squidgy time as he has to share a week with her ...NY must be a nice dry refuge
     
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  18. bimble

    bimble Is it Spring yet?

    Is that security guy purposefully copying the stupidly long tie look?
     
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  19. MightyTibberton

    MightyTibberton Well-Known Member

    Security guy? That's no way to speak about the next Secretary of State!
     
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  20. 8den

    8den No I'm pretty sure that was 8ball...

    Embroiled in controversies, Trump seeks boost on foreign trip

    Trump Officials: ‘He Looks More and More Like a Complete Moron’




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  21. CRI

    CRI Registered Chooser

  22. coley

    coley Well-Known Member

    Oh good, hopefully there will be a high cliff available.
     
  23. coley

    coley Well-Known Member

    On the other hand, how long will it take his base to realise many of them are without medical insurance, or there has been no halt to the closure of coal mines/coal fired power stations, automation keeps on making blue collar supporters redundant etc?
    The Koch brothers & Co, may have had a bit of a reprieve with this unexpected patsy dropping on their laps but the chickens will continue to come home to roost and the GOP can't blame Obama .and the Dems anymore!
     
  24. coley

    coley Well-Known Member

    That your living in the past, that 'working class solidarity' was based on huge sections of society being employed and exploited and they realised they had the muscle and political will ( and leaders with integrity) to fight for a better life, and for a while we won, but the masters were brighter, they gave us a few crumbs and offered our 'leaders' a seat on the table of power, a cigar and a brandy......your not stupid, you can figure out the rest.
     
  25. MightyTibberton

    MightyTibberton Well-Known Member

    I've seen a theory that around 28% of the American electorate is just purely partisan to one party or the other - the proverbial "a donkey in a red/blue rosette" voter. With fairly low turnout and what with actually losing the popular vote, Trump only got the votes of around 25% of eligible voters. And among his support was a group that he mobilised that often wouldn't vote because their views on race and immigration and the like were considered beyond the pale by both parties - I just saw a great video that (while coming from a left perspective) compared and contrasted Ronald Reagan's withering reaction to a KKK endorsement to Trump's vaccilation (whilest also acknowledging that Republicans since the Southern Strategy have been dog-whistling to some extent - it's a very good video indeed, by a guy called Contrapoint if you want to look it out).

    That was a long way of saying, with too many asides, ahem, that the Trump hardcore is probably very hardcore indeed, and is sitting at home now watching Fox news tell it that Democrat obstructionism and an elite liberal media conspiracy is stopping El Trupidente from delivering the better, cheaper healthcare and better, more numerous jobs he promised.
     
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  26. redsquirrel

    redsquirrel This Machine Kills Progressives

    I didn't mention 'working class solidarity', that was you.
    As for rest it doesn't answer my question(s) at all, indeed it purposely avoids doing so. I if for the moment you're claim is treated as true where does that lead us? A question that (as always) you refuse to answer.
     
  27. coley

    coley Well-Known Member

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  28. MightyTibberton

    MightyTibberton Well-Known Member

    If you watch the film, he actually curtsies!
     
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  29. coley

    coley Well-Known Member

    Stop buggering about, what question do you actually want answering?
     
  30. coley

    coley Well-Known Member

    I did, hence my post,
     
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