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How is Trump doing so far?

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4 minutes ago, unzippy said:

I know what to get you for Christmas!

I have one in my kitchen utensil draw. I thought every household did.

If you must get me something though, I wouldn't mind Donald Jr's new book.

 

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7 hours ago, simmo said:

I have one in my kitchen utensil draw. I thought every household did.

If you must get me something though, I wouldn't mind Donald Jr's new book.

 

The AMERICAN PRESIDENT spruiking a Book by a member of his family, how much lower can you get. He must be very frightened of socialist thinking if he thinks a diatribe like that would be worth reading.

 I mean he is the leader of one of the most powerful countries in the world.

 

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22 hours ago, simmo said:

I have one in my kitchen utensil draw. I thought every household did.

If you must get me something though, I wouldn't mind Donald Jr's new book.

 

I'd want to get you something that lasted longer than lunchtime!

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24 minutes ago, simmo said:

 

 

More russian bots simmo?

It's not even edited properly.

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5 minutes ago, newjez said:

More russian bots simmo?

It's not even edited properly.

Blue badge jez. 😉

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We were recently chatting to some Americans who absolutely love Trump. They weren't dumbbums, either. He appeals to that masculine, trample all over the opposition and win type i.e. average businessmen!They think he is the best thing since sliced bread.  On the other hand, we were also recently speaking with an American obstetrician who loathes him and holds him responsible for the death of many Americans who cannot afford proper health care. Guess it depends where you are at.

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this is pure gold........he doesn't even know the states of his own country, openly laughing at him.

 

 

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8 hours ago, Slean Wolfhead said:

this is pure gold........he doesn't even know the states of his own country, openly laughing at him.

And his attempt to backtrack, once he'd been told his mistake, was just as laughable.  Said he was just trying to reassure the Coloradians in the audience that he was keeping them safe.  He was talking to an audience in New York.  🙄

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100% true, had this dream last night that trump had been shot  dead ans PIO was under investigation.😂


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2 hours ago, Skani said:

And his attempt to backtrack, once he'd been told his mistake, was just as laughable.  Said he was just trying to reassure the Coloradians in the audience that he was keeping them safe.  He was talking to an audience in New York.  🙄

He is simply a cult leader with absolutely nothing of value to say, sadly.

There have been cults before and there will be cults in the future.  Most only wind up harming a relatively small number of people.  This particular cult has a wider reach so has the potential for greater harm.  I keep hoping Trump fails in doing real lasting harm and becomes just a comedic footnote in hostory.

A substantial subset of the population are prone to falling for cults and America has a larger proportion of such people than other countries.

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(CNN)The latest economic numbers -- 266,000 jobs created in November, unemployment at a 50-year low -- make one thing very clear: President Donald Trump has a path to win a second term next year.

Yes, you can quibble about whether the strong November report or the upward revisions in job gains for the last two months or the broader upswing in the economy is due to Trump and his policies. But what we know -- both from our political history and more recent polling -- is that presidents get credit when the economy is strong and blame when it is weak.
In a CNN poll released late last month, Trump's overall job approval was a less-than-stellar 42% while a majority -- 54% -- disapproved. But those numbers were reversed when people were asked what they thought of Trump's handling of the economy. On that question, 52% approved while 40% disapproved. (It was the only area in the poll where a majority of respondents approved of the job Trump is doing.)
The simple fact is that a) the economy is strong and b) lots of people give Trump credit for that fact.
 
 
In a series of tweets on Friday -- both before and after the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its October jobs numbers -- Trump championed his economic successes.
"Without the horror show that is the Radical Left, Do Nothing Democrats, the Stock Markets and Economy would be even better, if that is possible, and the Border would be closed to the evil of Drugs, Gangs and all other problems!" wrote Trump, adding the hashtag "2020."
Earlier Friday, he had tweeted this:
"Stock Markets Up Record Numbers. For this year alone, Dow up 18.65%, S&P up 24.36%, Nasdaq Composite up 29.17%. 'It's the economy, stupid.'"
That famous phrase -- coined by Democratic strategist James Carville during his work for Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign -- had to send a shiver down the spine of Democratic strategists Friday morning when the news of the stunningly positive jobs report broke. Because, well, it's been proven right over and over again. Incumbent presidents don't lose often. When they do, it's usually because the economy is perceived to be weak or faltering.
Take Jimmy Carter, who saw the unemployment and inflation rates soar during his time in office and watched as Ronald Reagan promised to turn things around. Or George H.W. Bush, whose sky-high poll numbers during the first Gulf War collapsed amid an economic recession and delivered the White House to Clinton. The only other president in the last nine decades to lose a bid for reelection was Gerald Ford -- and that was due in large part to his decision to pardon the man he replaced in office: Richard Nixon.
The data then is clear: It's very, very hard to beat an incumbent president unless the economy is seen by a majority of the public to be weakening badly.
It makes sense. In election after election, voters cite the economy as the most important issue affecting their vote.
In 2016, 52% said the economy was the most pressing issue in the country, according to exit polling. Terrorism placed second on that list with just 18% saying it was the most critical issue. In the 2012 presidential election, almost six in 10 voters (59%) said that the economy was the most important issue. More than six in 10 (63%) named the economy as the most important issue in the country in the 2008 election.
So given that voters care most -- by a lot -- about the economy, it makes sense that if they believe a President is doing a good job on the economy they are inclined to reelect that person to keep it going.
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Which would suggest that Trump is going to cruise to a second term. Except that he is Trump.
What does that mean exactly? Two things, as it relates to this conversation:
1) Trump's approval numbers on the economy have been strong for much of the past few years -- and yet his overall job approval numbers haven't ever come close to showing that a majority approve of the job he is doing overall.
2) Trump is uniquely incapable of staying on message. If he was relentless in his focus on the state of the economy between now and next November, he would undoubtedly make it more likely he wins a second term. But Trump has demonstrated -- throughout his presidency and his life -- that he lacks the attention span and/or discipline to stay on any message at all.
In years and decades past, any president overseeing a flourishing economy would have a massive leg up in their reelection bid. Trump, of course, isn't just "any" president -- mostly in ways that negatively impact his chances of winning next November.
But these latest economic numbers make one thing very clear: The economy is Trump's, um, trump card with voters -- if only he knows how and when to play it.
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Trump has spent most of his life making idle threats of litigation.  He is a classic spineless bully.  For the sake of world peace I hope that he remains a spineless bully.



For the sake of world peace I hope he gets ousted out of the White House by next election. The worst would be four more years of uncertainty and the threat of real damage to stable governments and peace manifesting.

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Maybe Americans don't mind a bit of trash talk from their politicians. I think they like it actually.
Who cares about some trash talk if you are managing the economy well and keeping people in jobs.



People with integrity
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Trump called his former political rival Beto O'Rourke “nasty” and “pathetic” before saying he “quit like a dog."  Seems dog is his favourite description of someone he dislikes/hates.



He’s an absolute cretin. The best way to counter him here is to encourage the take up of sales of or adoption of real dogs. Strays, waifs and the thorough breds.

It’s probably too subtle for the orange one to comprehend but that’s ok.

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We were recently chatting to some Americans who absolutely love Trump. They weren't dumbbums, either. He appeals to that masculine, trample all over the opposition and win type i.e. average businessmen!They think he is the best thing since sliced bread.  On the other hand, we were also recently speaking with an American obstetrician who loathes him and holds him responsible for the death of many Americans who cannot afford proper health care. Guess it depends where you are at.



In terms of the Trump spectrum:

Would that be between ruthless psychopath or human beings with compassion and integrity toward other humans?

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Those who supported him pointed out that the unemployment levels are way down under Trump and people are doing well. Reminded me of the sort of comments made under the Thatcher regime. Similar comments were also made in Germany in the mid 1930s.

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4 minutes ago, starlight7 said:

Those who supported him pointed out that the unemployment levels are way down under Trump and people are doing well. Reminded me of the sort of comments made under the Thatcher regime. Similar comments were also made in Germany in the mid 1930s.

Unemployment is a lagging indicator. I do hope he does get a second turn or else he will just blame the mess he has created on someone else. I think it's only fitting he gets to reap what he has sown.

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15 hours ago, ssiri said:

 

 


He’s an absolute cretin. The best way to counter him here is to encourage the take up of sales of or adoption of real dogs. Strays, waifs and the thorough breds.

It’s probably too subtle for the orange one to comprehend but that’s ok.
 

 

 

He’s not a cretin, he is a not very educated, thuggish, criminal who has surpassed himself at self promotion.

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4 hours ago, starlight7 said:

Those who supported him pointed out that the unemployment levels are way down under Trump and people are doing well. Reminded me of the sort of comments made under the Thatcher regime. Similar comments were also made in Germany in the mid 1930s.

My point constantly with American unemployment stats is that they are based on a very small sample group who have to have some of the trappings of a normal life like phone, computer and stable residence, so those who are out of food stamps, reliant on charity are not significant in the stats.

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4 hours ago, newjez said:

Unemployment is a lagging indicator. I do hope he does get a second turn or else he will just blame the mess he has created on someone else. I think it's only fitting he gets to reap what he has sown.

Yep, bit of a bummer if he goes to war with Iran to cover it up tho.

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2 hours ago, BacktoDemocracy said:

Yep, bit of a bummer if he goes to war with Iran to cover it up tho.

To be fair to him, he doesn't seem to be a war monger. 

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On 06/12/2019 at 22:04, ssiri said:

 

 


For the sake of world peace I hope he gets ousted out of the White House by next election. The worst would be four more years of uncertainty and the threat of real damage to stable governments and peace manifesting.

 

 

What ???? For the sake of world peace 😂😂😂

Who bombed the crap out of afghanistan and iraq ?

Who destroyed libya ?

It certainly wasn't Donald Trump 

Trump has the biggest armed forces on the planet 

The u.s spends more than all the other 9 countries in the top ten put together .

If he was all that you say he is , he could have wiped out North Korea and Iran by now , but he has done nothing .

The Clinton's- blair -obama and the Bushs  have destroyed the middle east since 1991 , and yet you call out trump .

What planet are you on ?

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