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Re: Donald Trump

Posted: 08:31 04 Sep 2020
by Quinny
No, I'm pretty sure the role of the Attorney General - both in the US and the UK - is to advise the Government about the legality/ illegality of an action. Not that Suella Braverman has the first idea about that: she's just a half-rate politician who got her job because she's a Brexiter. At least Geoffrey Cox was a practising barrister.

Re: Donald Trump

Posted: 11:13 04 Sep 2020
by Martyn
Quinny wrote: No, I'm pretty sure the role of the Attorney General - both in the US and the UK - is to advise the Government about the legality/ illegality of an action. Not that Suella Braverman has the first idea about that: she's just a half-rate politician who got her job because she's a Brexiter. At least Geoffrey Cox was a practising barrister.


Thanks for info, what do you think of the job William Barr is doing (mind the language :shock: :shock: )

Re: Donald Trump

Posted: 11:53 04 Sep 2020
by Quinny
As I read somewhere recently, Barr is like Donald Trump, but without the incompetence. He knows the US Constitution, he knows how far he can push the law (to do Don's bidding) - and he's sharp enough to face up to judicial committees on Capitol Hill. He's a dangerous man, and by far the best weapon in Trump's team. And because he can repeat some of the rubbish stated by Trump, he can add a layer of authenticity to them.

Put it this way - I think it's no coincidence he's coming more to the fore in the months since the Mueller report came out (where Barr infamously put his spin on the conclusions and determined that there was no collusion between Team Trump and the Russians, and that there was no obstruction by Trump) and mad-Rudy Guliani being sidelined after one rabid-rant too many.

Re: Donald Trump

Posted: 15:50 04 Sep 2020
by Quinny
Stars and Stripes ordered to shut down

This paper has been serving US military personnel since the American Civil War. Now Trump wants it gone.

Re: Donald Trump

Posted: 16:42 04 Sep 2020
by MickyD
Quinny wrote: Stars and Stripes ordered to shut down

This paper has been serving US military personnel since the American Civil War. Now Trump wants it gone.

Despite his protestations that the allegations are all lies (as usual) I suppose that news does dovetail neatly with his true feelings about military service, as reported in this shocking-not-shocking article in The Atlantic:

Trump: Americans Who Died in War Are ‘Losers’ and ‘Suckers’

A tiny sample of what a trully appalling man he is:
In a conversation with senior staff members on the morning of the scheduled visit, Trump said, “Why should I go to that cemetery? It’s filled with losers.” In a separate conversation on the same trip, Trump referred to the more than 1,800 marines who lost their lives at Belleau Wood as “suckers” for getting killed.

Re: Donald Trump

Posted: 17:41 04 Sep 2020
by Martyn
MickyD wrote:
Quinny wrote: Stars and Stripes ordered to shut down

This paper has been serving US military personnel since the American Civil War. Now Trump wants it gone.

Despite his protestations that the allegations are all lies (as usual) I suppose that news does dovetail neatly with his true feelings about military service, as reported in this shocking-not-shocking article in The Atlantic:

Trump: Americans Who Died in War Are ‘Losers’ and ‘Suckers’

A tiny sample of what a trully appalling man he is:
In a conversation with senior staff members on the morning of the scheduled visit, Trump said, “Why should I go to that cemetery? It’s filled with losers.” In a separate conversation on the same trip, Trump referred to the more than 1,800 marines who lost their lives at Belleau Wood as “suckers” for getting killed.


The reporter was on CNN this morning, but understandable he would divulge his sources.

Sometimes I wish the people who heard it, would have the ‘guts’, to come out and announce at the time or come out now on TV, and confirm what he said.

Because now the twit, will just deny it, and say ‘fake news’.

My god is their ever been a worst leader of the country. Wish some American coppers, would sit on his neck.

Re: Donald Trump

Posted: 20:50 04 Sep 2020
by MickyD
In the short time since the story broke most of the claims have been corroborated separately by the Associated Press and the Washington Post, so the standard fake news, nasty failing magazine defence is already looking even more pathetic than it did to begin with.

The problem with this kind of thing - frustratingly anonymous sources - is that the military, bless 'em, still go by pre-Trump rules, one of the most important of which is to be strictly non-partisan and apolitical. It's one thing to be one of four separate sources to tell reporters true facts about what happened (and I remember the "hair and helicopter" story emerging even at the time); it's quite another to go public and become, effectively, a potential campaign-killer for one of the candidates - more's the pity!

Trump is already on record, many times over, as showing absolutely no respect for military personnel and their grieving relatives, so I think that even without names being named, everybody already knows that all this stuff chimes perfectly with the loathsome character traits that he's displayed so often before.

Re: Donald Trump

Posted: 21:37 04 Sep 2020
by Quinny
Fox news correspondent confirming the story now. And Trump back-pedalling on the claims that Stars and Stripes was going to be defunded.

Re: Donald Trump

Posted: 06:49 05 Sep 2020
by MickyD
Quinny wrote: Fox news correspondent confirming the story now. And Trump back-pedalling on the claims that Stars and Stripes was going to be defunded.

I just saw the Fox clip - nice to know that there are still a few proper journalists other than Chris Wallace within that Trump propaganda machine. (And Trump has now definitely done a U-turn on the Stars and Stripes.)

I wonder if I'm still being hopelessly naive and optimistic, but this does seem a far more serious problem for Trump than Access Hollywood and most of his other self-generated scandals. The concept of "service" is sacrosanct in the Amerisan psyche.

Re: Donald Trump

Posted: 08:11 06 Sep 2020
by MickyD
Michael Cohen's book is due out on Tuesday, and CNN have a copy.

We all know by now that Trump is a profoundly, terrifyingly messed up human being, but this Cohen anecdote really takes some beating.

Trump's disdain for Obama was so extreme that he took his fixation a step further, according to Cohen: Trump hired a "Faux-Bama" to participate in a video in which Trump "ritualistically belittled the first black president and then fired him."

Cohen's book, "Disloyal: A Memoir," doesn't name the man who was allegedly hired to play Obama or provide a specific date for the incident, but it does include a photograph of Trump sitting behind a desk, facing a Black man wearing a suit with an American flag pin affixed to the lapel. On Trump's desk are two books, one displaying Obama's name in large letters.


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How mind-bogglingly infantile is that?

In tell-all book, Michael Cohen says Trump hired a 'Faux-Bama' during White House run

Re: Donald Trump

Posted: 08:55 06 Sep 2020
by Emeraldinho
I really don’t know who’s the more pathetic and puerile - Trump or the rabid morons that vote for him. :facepalm:

Re: Donald Trump

Posted: 14:13 06 Sep 2020
by Pilgrim_Joe
MickyD wrote: Michael Cohen's book is due out on Tuesday, and CNN have a copy.

We all know by now that Trump is a profoundly, terrifyingly messed up human being, but this Cohen anecdote really takes some beating.

Trump's disdain for Obama was so extreme that he took his fixation a step further, according to Cohen: Trump hired a "Faux-Bama" to participate in a video in which Trump "ritualistically belittled the first black president and then fired him."

Cohen's book, "Disloyal: A Memoir," doesn't name the man who was allegedly hired to play Obama or provide a specific date for the incident, but it does include a photograph of Trump sitting behind a desk, facing a Black man wearing a suit with an American flag pin affixed to the lapel. On Trump's desk are two books, one displaying Obama's name in large letters.


Image

How mind-bogglingly infantile is that?

In tell-all book, Michael Cohen says Trump hired a 'Faux-Bama' during White House run


Trump's looking down questioningly as he's trying to work out what those two large rectangle collections of pages on his desk could be?

He's heard people talk of these strange things called books, but seriously what's the point when I can just watch Fox news :funny:

Re: Donald Trump

Posted: 08:09 07 Sep 2020
by Quinny
Emeraldinho wrote: I really don’t know who’s the more pathetic and puerile - Trump or the rabid morons that vote for him. :facepalm:


No.

As I've said before, many of those who voted for Trump aren't rabid morons: they're low-paid, hard-working blue-collar workers in the mid-West. They've seen their jobs go to cheaper alternatives overseas, and the Democrats don't seem to get or understand their frustrations. Then Trump comes along and says "I hear you - I'll protect your jobs: I'll make sure America becomes a manufacturing base again". That's all they care about: having a job and putting bread on the table.

Calling them rabid morons means you understand these blue-collar workers about as well as the Democrat Party does, and it is just that kind of response which improves Trump's chances of re-election in November.