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 Post subject: Re: Donald Trump
PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:45 pm 
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So we now know who Trump believes when it comes to intelligence information. It is Fox News who were the source of the GCHQ accusers.


There aren't really words for it, are there? We've used all the adjectives on previous politicians, they cease to have the proper impact now. 'Useless, inept, disgraceful, stupid, stubborn, clueless' etc etc. They haven't been used properly until now.

To bemoan fake news with every tweet and press conference, then launch an accusation that could threaten the foundations of the US-UK relationship... on the basis of a Fox News conspiracy theorist, who even THEY have now distanced themselves from.... is stupid, childlike and irresponsible beyond words. And this is the President of the United States we are talking about.

As we speak, the sh*t is hitting the fan between him and the FBI director. This farce can't go on for four years, can it?


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 Post subject: Re: Donald Trump
PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:36 pm 
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Biggs wrote:
pilgrimage wrote:
So we now know who Trump believes when it comes to intelligence information. It is Fox News who were the source of the GCHQ accusers.


There aren't really words for it, are there? We've used all the adjectives on previous politicians, they cease to have the proper impact now. 'Useless, inept, disgraceful, stupid, stubborn, clueless' etc etc. They haven't been used properly until now.

To bemoan fake news with every tweet and press conference, then launch an accusation that could threaten the foundations of the US-UK relationship... on the basis of a Fox News conspiracy theorist, who even THEY have now distanced themselves from.... is stupid, childlike and irresponsible beyond words. And this is the President of the United States we are talking about.

As we speak, the sh*t is hitting the fan between him and the FBI director. This farce can't go on for four years, can it?

The thing is - have you noticed how quickly we’ve all become blasé about it though? Not long ago a PM or President inadvertently saying something that was clearly factually wrong got the full shock-horror treatment by the press & media and was a cause for deep embarrassment. Making an accusation with little evidence, and especially if it was subsequently shown to be false was a resignation issue.

But Trump comes out with all kinds of utter b’ollox and it gets a ‘well-what-do-you-expect?’ indifference that is forgotten in a day or two when he comes out with something else equally or more patently stupid. I heard the editor of the New York Post commenting that everyone else operates in a reality in which you need evidence & facts for something to be true but Trump believes that by him simply saying something makes it true. I’m not sure of the correct medical terminology but it is a form of delusional mental illness


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 Post subject: Re: Donald Trump
PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:28 pm 
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Exactly. There are only so many times you can call him out before it gets boring.

I don't think it's an exaggeration to say that he's undermined the foundations of political reality. If you were called out on something in the past, you used to have to argue your case and there were repercussions if you were wrong.

Now you don't have to engage or justify yourself at all, you just shout FAKE NEWS at anything you don't like and the masses believe you. Partly because their trust in national institutions has been eroded over a period of 30 or more years, and they're glad to have someone 'tell it like it is'. The tragedy being that he's worse for those people than any that have come before, as we can see with his brutal budget and healthcare plan.


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