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Donald Trump, POTUS

Discussion in 'Tilted Philosophy, Politics, and Economics' started by Chris Noyb, Nov 10, 2016.

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  1. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize.

    Large City, TX
    I mentioned this in the 2016 Election thread. Since the election is over--unless something really interesting/incriminating comes to light--now seems to be a good time start this thread.

    It should be interesting to see what actions DT takes and when, even before he's sworn in. If he's smart he'll starting organizing his presidential team and his plans for his main goals before he's sworn in.
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  2. redravin

    redravin Cynical Optimist

  3. martian

    martian Server Monkey Staff Member

    Trump can't afford to worry about POTUS stuff now. He's got a fraud trial to (not) prep for.

    Seriously, what the fuck America?
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  4. genuinemommy

    genuinemommy Moderator Staff Member

  5. Stan

    Stan Resident Dumbass Donor

  6. genuinemommy

    genuinemommy Moderator Staff Member

    Republicans don't like him. They'd rather have his VP take over.
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  7. Japchae

    Japchae Very Tilted

    Who is even more terrifying.
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  8. genuinemommy

    genuinemommy Moderator Staff Member

    He is horrific. Makes Sarah Palin look good.
  9. martian

    martian Server Monkey Staff Member

    Mike Pence is all the same misogyny and bigotry of Trump but in a more likeable package. He most definitely would not be a trade up.

    Though he's less likely to deploy nuclear weapons against people who insult him so that's something I guess.

    I'm not really expecting anything much to come of either of Trump's upcoming trials, but one can dream I guess.
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  10. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member Donor

    I'm really not going to speculate until I actually see action...

    No one knows what he's going to do...and really neither does he. (good or bad...he was a Dem for a long time...and certainly not a strict moralist)
    And you don't know what the GOP majority Congress will support and allow. (or push back on)
    Much less the Dems, who have increased their number (GOP lost a few still...and the filibuster still is enacted)
    AND even more so, the judges (they can nix a lot)
    AND finally the underlying bureaucracy, which is territorial and resistant.

    I'll believe it when I see it.
    Good or bad.

    Living under an ancient curse..."May you live in Interesting Times"
    And it's going to get interesting.
    We'll see.
  11. ASU2003

    ASU2003 Slightly Tilted

    Where ever I roam
    I hope the left wing gives Trump the same treatment they gave Obama for 8 years. Call for him to be a one term President, make up lies about him and repeat them over and over, get his tax returns to see how he is scamming the people...
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  12. Stan

    Stan Resident Dumbass Donor

    I suspect there is enough baggage in Donald's past to make Hillary look like a nun. I'd prefer liberals stick to the truth. You know, facts, honesty, and all.

    If Wikileaks published Donald's tax returns I'd find it rather amusing.
  13. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize.

    Large City, TX
    My computer is acting up, I hope this posts correctly. Edit--I'll try again.

    Myron Ebell certainly sounds like the type of person Trump, and Republicans in general, want.

    And I'll try yet again.

    Unfortunately I don't see impeachment happening, unless Trump is actually tried and convicted. And I can see Trump throwing people under buses while claiming "I didn't know" to avoid being convicted.
  14. Remixer

    Remixer Middle Eastern Doofus Donor

    Sydney, Australia
  15. Borla

    Borla Moderator Staff Member Donor

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  16. Levite

    Levite Levitical Yet Funky

    The Windy City
    We are so fucked.

    Bad enough that he's considering a climate change denier for EPA head, and a Young Earth Creationist for Secretary of Education (Ben Carson), but he appointed that fucknugget Bannon to be his chief advisor-- the dude is a neo-Nazi conspiracy theorist!

    It's like the motto of his transition is "Lest You Think I Was Kidding About Fuck The Muslims And The Latinos And The Black People-- I Wasn't, And While We're On The Subject, Fuck The Jews, Too."
  17. Baraka_Guru

    Baraka_Guru Möderätor Staff Member

    Trump's enlisting of the counsel of an influential white nationalist is his laying his neofascist cards on the table. He's unabashed about it.

    Of course, we'll also have to deal with the frustrations of the alt-right rhetoric that would describe it as "the inconvenient truth" to the "whiny regressive left."

    To be clear, he's a successful neo-Nazi conspiracy theorist. His Breitbart empire is becoming more popular than Fox News.

    Between January 2015 and June 2016, there were 1,084 “In the News” posts made to DonaldJTrump[dot]com. The most common sources copied-and-pasted to Trump’s website were Breitbart (121 posts), Fox (79 posts), and CNN (76 posts).​

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  18. Daniel_

    Daniel_ The devil made me do it...

    Glen Beck has said Bannon is a problem because he's too right wing, I understand.

    I'm wondering how much of that is sour grapes, and how much positioning himself to be able later to rail against Trump letting down his voters by going too far from the hard right, into the alt right?
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  19. Shadowex3

    Shadowex3 Very Tilted

    I've heard "white supremacist" "neonazi" and "alt right" so fucking much, and been called all of them so much, that they no longer have any meaning and I simply refuse to believe them until someone openly and explicitly self-identifies as one. It's just too much. The regressive left has called literally every single person they don't like an alt-right white supremacist misogynist neonazi MRA pissbaby shitlord fuckboy neckbeard and it's just meaningless now.

    Especially since the same people calling someone a neonazi for not liking Hillary is, invariably, someone who actually is an anti-semite and does want to ethnically cleanse the Jews.
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  20. Lindy

    Lindy Very Tilted Donor

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