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Trump Part 19

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Wilson, Mar 18, 2020.

  1. vuk

    vuk \o/ choose anarchy

    don.

    it's now progressed from person saying shocking/inappropriate things at a wedding to that person doing the same at a funeral. i would say it's enough of a step down to forgive a lapse or two in habituation.
     
  2. vuk

    vuk \o/ choose anarchy

    it may be hard for some to imagine, but bolsonaro is actually worse than trump. may want to check out this article:

    Brazilian church wins court battle to remain open despite coronavirus
    Pastor said church would remain open as Bolsonaro dismissed virus as media ‘fantasy’, while Brazil has 654 confirmed cases
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2...ttle-remain-open-despite-coronavirus-pandemic

    "The ruling came days after a prominent bishop from another evangelical church told followers not to worry about the pandemic because the devil was trying to create fear."

    note: confirmed cases now at 927 and you can be sure there is not great testing
     
  3. Yank

    Yank Bulbous Also Tapered

    But Bolsonaro is an example of what Trump would be minus what constraints remain from The Constitution, and checks and balances. Trump's peers are Bolsonaro, Duterte, Orban, Duda/Morawiecki, Erdogan, Netanyahu...
     
  4. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    His adoring public will turn on him in the end. Hopefully I t’ll be sudden and brutal. Had it been 40 years ago, in the movie, George C. Scott would have played the general who drove over the Potomac from the Pentagon with an escort to the White House and dispatched the wailing coward within ten minutes. The problem with a film version is that audiences would never be able to suspend disbelief at something remotely resembling Trump in the White House.
     
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  5. mykel

    mykel Fat guy flying.

  6. tones

    tones Tones deaf

    One positive that has come out of the coronavirus thing - a coworker from Cincinnati, an ardent Republican who has never voted for anyone else out of an apparent tribal loyalty, has seen the light about Trump and has come to the conclusion that he's an incompetent idiot. I can only hope that she remembers this in November...
     
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  7. Craig B

    Craig B Re:trophile

    The problem being that 'they' are as fickle as feck, believing the latest thing that any grifter will tell them is so...
     
  8. vuk

    vuk \o/ choose anarchy

    A new MAGA movement debate: Is Trump overdoing it?
    https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/22/maga-movement-trump-coronavirus-140949

    "
    “More than a month of people actually quarantined will break down civil society. Nobody is used to this, and when the money runs out for people they will get desperate — and there’s not enough money the government can dole out that’ll be enough,” said David Reaboi, vice president for strategic operations at Security Studies Group who writes for The Federalist.



    “People will start to panic, then [begin] killing and looting. And we’ll face a society-wide crisis that’s more than simply economic. Absorbing the death of a certain number of people is preferable to that, if those are the options. Amazing and horrible to even think like that, but here we are.”
    "


    genuine fears or "wishful" thinking?
     
  9. sean99

    sean99 pfm Member

    the Federalist is a conservative rag, so I think the author is projecting when he predicts killing and looting. Conservatives have so little faith in their fellow humans.
     
  10. Craig B

    Craig B Re:trophile

    Or, they have faith in their base?
     
  11. Roger Adams

    Roger Adams pfm Member

    His performances on the daily briefings (I'm watching tonight's now) are shocking, genuinely shocking. The medication is clear. The narcissism is palpable. Mitt Romney is in isolation. He just openly found that amusing in front of a global audience. The man should be locked up.
     
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  12. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

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  13. Stunsworth

    Stunsworth pfm Member

  14. Del monaco

    Del monaco pfm Member

    He is the colour of Homer Simpson.
     
  15. tones

    tones Tones deaf

  16. Roger Adams

    Roger Adams pfm Member

    One tactic, that he has employed on more than one occasion, is to have a popular Fox News *anchor say something in the morning, then he will Tweet that word for word claiming it as his before repeating it at a press briefing. The "We cannot let the cure be worse than the problem itself" is a classic example of this. I wonder whether this is based on psychological research in all honesty. Things are not always as stupid as they seem to us.
     
  17. sean99

    sean99 pfm Member

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  18. SteveS1

    SteveS1 I heard that, pardon?

  19. vuk

    vuk \o/ choose anarchy

    massive difference in perception exist between democratic and republican voters. the way fox has presented the virus news is certainly contributing factor. nice, albeit shocking, report from TYT here:



    i think a class action suit by half the american population should be filed against fox.
     
  20. Roger Adams

    Roger Adams pfm Member

    Do try to watch tonight's briefing in full (maybe CNN). It is genuinely terrifying.

    One quote :

    "Without Borders you don't have a nation"

    That was one of the more fluent and less frightening phrases. Honestly, it is difficult to understand why no one has simply had him replaced following medical advice to date.
     

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