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Trump 35: Still an Asshole to Everyone but Ivanka

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GreyhoundFan

@formergothardite -- I don't know if will be your part of the state, but Dumpy's coming to pay a visit: "Trump to visit North Carolina this week"

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President Donald Trump will visit North Carolina Wednesday following major flooding caused by Hurricane Florence, the White House said Tuesday.

Hurricane Florence hit North and South Carolina on Friday, leading to the deaths of 33 people — 25 in North Carolina, six in South Carolina and one in Virginia.

It is unclear where Trump will visit.

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said in a news conference Tuesday that approximately 10,000 people are currently in shelters and that more than 2,200 people have been rescued and evacuated by first responders.

The president during a press conference with Polish President Andrzej Duda praised the recovery efforts underway, saying "tremendous effort and bravery is being shown in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia."

"I just got some clips of some of the things that the Coast Guard is doing and getting people to safety in horrible conditions," Trump said. "And I want to salute the first responders, law enforcement, the military, FEMA. The job they are doing is incredible. It is incredible. So I just want to thank them very much."

 

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AmazonGrace

It is rambling again 

 

It wants things named after itself 

 

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Dandruff

Isn't it considered infinitely less tacky for someone else to suggest that a place be named after you?

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laPapessaGiovanna
4 hours ago, Dandruff said:

Isn't it considered infinitely less tacky for someone else to suggest that a place be named after you?

He knows he would die waiting.

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AmazonGrace
1 hour ago, laPapessaGiovanna said:

He knows he would die waiting.

The bright side is, someone will probably put his name on the tombstone.

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formergothardite
11 hours ago, GreyhoundFan said:

I don't know if will be your part of the state, but Dumpy's coming to pay a visit:

I doubt he will come around my part of NC. I wonder how he will do with Roy Cooper. Cooper is a democrat who isn't exactly a Trump fan. They will find some appropriate Trump fan folks to pose for pictures with him and made sure he avoids the areas where he will be confronted by NC residents who are less happy with him. 

It is always so obvious when he is reading stuff and then wanders off and says his own thing. I bet they had a perfectly nice script for him and he goes off into this is wet water. 

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GreyhoundFan

"Poland used to be okay with Trump. Then, he posted a photo."

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BERLIN — Poland is one of the few European countries where President Trump is still not only welcome but indeed sought after. When Polish President Andrzej Duda visited the White House on Tuesday, he repeatedly praised the president and even floated the idea of naming a possible future U.S. military base in his country Fort Trump.

The Polish government did everything it could to turn Tuesday’s visit into one of Trump’s more enjoyable moments.

Yet, somehow, Trump managed to offend the Poles so deeply that the fallout was all over Polish news sites on Wednesday morning.

What happened? At the end of their meeting, the two leaders agreed to sign a strategic partnership pact to boost defense, energy, trade and security ties. But what could have been a peaceful moment for both presidents immediately took an awkward turn.

While signing the document, Trump sat comfortably in his chair while the Polish leader was forced to stand next to him and awkwardly reach over the table to sign. Poland’s Duda still somehow managed to smile at the camera, as Trump looked on with a stern face. The scene was captured on camera by the White House and was tweeted out shortly after — much to the bewilderment of Polish journalists, politicians and researchers.

“It’s nice of President Trump that he moved a bit, because otherwise our president would have had to sign the document on his knees,” Polish radio correspondent Pawel Zuchowski sarcastically commented on Twitter.

In an interview with Polish news site Gazeta.pl, international diplomacy scholar Janusz Sibora called the incident an “offense.”

The Polish news site compared the meeting of the two allies with Trump’s ceremonial signing of an agreement with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in June, when both leaders sat at the same table.

“The message is clear: Americans do not respect Poles,” Sibora told the Polish news outlet. “If we sign such an important document in that way, we should ask ourselves whether this wasn’t detrimental to the honor of Poland.”

There was no sign, however, that Duda himself was bothered by the photo, and there has been no statement about it from the government. In fact, much of the anger seems to be emanating from the opposition.

“Signing a Polish-American declaration at the desk of the American president, while he is sitting, and [the Polish president] is standing is a symbolic confirmation [of] @AndrzejDuda as a customer [of] @realDonaldTrump. We have never been so low,” Pawel Zalewski of the opposition liberal-conservative party wrote on Twitter.

According to Polish tabloid Fakt, other politicians and former ministers described the picture as “unbelievable” and as a “humiliation.”

“I’m ashamed,” Roman Giertych, a former deputy prime minister, was quoted as saying by the paper. Many commentaries did not exclusively blame the Trump administration, however, but also their own government for refraining to raise objections to the White House.

On Facebook, an account associated with former centrist Polish president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Lech Walesa appeared to troll Duda with a photo of Walesa sitting with Trump standing next to him. The photo appeared to have been taken during a prior meeting of the two, but it was unclear where or when it happened. “You find difference,” read the caption.

The angry responses following Duda’s White House visit come as the Polish government is seeking closer ties to the Trump administration, despite opposition protests. After a number of controversial measures, Poland has been increasingly at odds with the European Union, of which it is a member state. After its critics accused Poland of infringing upon judicial independence, the country was suspended from the European Network of Councils for the Judiciary this week. The E.U. sanction was the latest in a string of attempts to rein in what critics say are undemocratic changes in the country.

But Poland’s right-wing government hopes to have found a powerful ally in Trump, who shares some of the same political goals and has refrained from joining the chorus of critics lashing out at what it sees as a dismantling of democratic rights in the center of Europe.

For months, Warsaw has tried to persuade the United States to set up a permanent U.S. military presence in Poland, to bolster the country’s defense against Russia. Poland appears to be willing to spend a substantial amount in exchange.

“If they’re willing to do that, it’s something we will certainly talk about,” Trump said Tuesday. But to more-critical observers watching from Warsaw, the photo that was released only a short time later spoke a very different language.

 

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13 minutes ago, GreyhoundFan said:

"Poland used to be okay with Trump. Then, he posted a photo."

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BERLIN — Poland is one of the few European countries where President Trump is still not only welcome but indeed sought after. When Polish President Andrzej Duda visited the White House on Tuesday, he repeatedly praised the president and even floated the idea of naming a possible future U.S. military base in his country Fort Trump.

The Polish government did everything it could to turn Tuesday’s visit into one of Trump’s more enjoyable moments.

Yet, somehow, Trump managed to offend the Poles so deeply that the fallout was all over Polish news sites on Wednesday morning.

What happened? At the end of their meeting, the two leaders agreed to sign a strategic partnership pact to boost defense, energy, trade and security ties. But what could have been a peaceful moment for both presidents immediately took an awkward turn.

While signing the document, Trump sat comfortably in his chair while the Polish leader was forced to stand next to him and awkwardly reach over the table to sign. Poland’s Duda still somehow managed to smile at the camera, as Trump looked on with a stern face. The scene was captured on camera by the White House and was tweeted out shortly after — much to the bewilderment of Polish journalists, politicians and researchers.

“It’s nice of President Trump that he moved a bit, because otherwise our president would have had to sign the document on his knees,” Polish radio correspondent Pawel Zuchowski sarcastically commented on Twitter.

In an interview with Polish news site Gazeta.pl, international diplomacy scholar Janusz Sibora called the incident an “offense.”

The Polish news site compared the meeting of the two allies with Trump’s ceremonial signing of an agreement with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in June, when both leaders sat at the same table.

“The message is clear: Americans do not respect Poles,” Sibora told the Polish news outlet. “If we sign such an important document in that way, we should ask ourselves whether this wasn’t detrimental to the honor of Poland.”

There was no sign, however, that Duda himself was bothered by the photo, and there has been no statement about it from the government. In fact, much of the anger seems to be emanating from the opposition.

“Signing a Polish-American declaration at the desk of the American president, while he is sitting, and [the Polish president] is standing is a symbolic confirmation [of] @AndrzejDuda as a customer [of] @realDonaldTrump. We have never been so low,” Pawel Zalewski of the opposition liberal-conservative party wrote on Twitter.

According to Polish tabloid Fakt, other politicians and former ministers described the picture as “unbelievable” and as a “humiliation.”

“I’m ashamed,” Roman Giertych, a former deputy prime minister, was quoted as saying by the paper. Many commentaries did not exclusively blame the Trump administration, however, but also their own government for refraining to raise objections to the White House.

On Facebook, an account associated with former centrist Polish president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Lech Walesa appeared to troll Duda with a photo of Walesa sitting with Trump standing next to him. The photo appeared to have been taken during a prior meeting of the two, but it was unclear where or when it happened. “You find difference,” read the caption.

The angry responses following Duda’s White House visit come as the Polish government is seeking closer ties to the Trump administration, despite opposition protests. After a number of controversial measures, Poland has been increasingly at odds with the European Union, of which it is a member state. After its critics accused Poland of infringing upon judicial independence, the country was suspended from the European Network of Councils for the Judiciary this week. The E.U. sanction was the latest in a string of attempts to rein in what critics say are undemocratic changes in the country.

But Poland’s right-wing government hopes to have found a powerful ally in Trump, who shares some of the same political goals and has refrained from joining the chorus of critics lashing out at what it sees as a dismantling of democratic rights in the center of Europe.

For months, Warsaw has tried to persuade the United States to set up a permanent U.S. military presence in Poland, to bolster the country’s defense against Russia. Poland appears to be willing to spend a substantial amount in exchange.

“If they’re willing to do that, it’s something we will certainly talk about,” Trump said Tuesday. But to more-critical observers watching from Warsaw, the photo that was released only a short time later spoke a very different language.

 

Duda and Trump deserve each other. I hope Poles' pride will make them refuse to kiss tRump's ass any longer. Maybe they'll realise that the far right nationalist dream requires selling their souls to tRumputin.

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fraurosena

Well now we know where the presidunce gets his hair-fashion sense from.

 

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But... but... the presidunce is above the law! Isn't he....?

 

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47of74

Yeah fuck face is still showing how empathic he is.

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President Trump didn’t toss paper towels into a crowd, but he did tell victims of Hurricane Florence on Wednesday to “have a good time” after asking officials about an area of North Carolina where he owns a golf course.

Trump handed out Styrofoam containers of hot dogs and offered kind words of encouragement to residents of some of the hardest hit towns in the Carolinas as he took in the devastation caused by the catastrophic storm first hand.

The President made similar comments to survivors after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto RIco and Hurricane Harvey swept through Texas.

Ahead of touring areas around New Bern, N.C., Trump pledged to help those affected by the storm during a briefing with federal and local officials.

I'm at the point where I'm thinking of writing to the county supervisors and city council and ask them that if we ever have a national disaster that they make a point of telling that orange fuck that in addition to his presence not being needed or even wanted that he can keep his self righteous counsel to himself about how great he is and how great a job he'll do in helping us.

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47of74

Oh, hey...guess what happens if one googles "Mushroom Dick"

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47of74

And just gonna set this one right here...

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AmazonGrace

Government by Fox 

 

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"‘He is vulnerable’: Trump feels angry, unprotected amid mounting crises"

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President Trump’s declaration that “I don’t have an attorney general” was not merely the cry of an executive feeling betrayed by a subordinate.

It was also a raw expression of vulnerability and anger from a president who associates say increasingly believes he is unprotected — with the Russia investigation steamrolling ahead, anonymous administration officials seeking to undermine him and a referendum looming in the Nov. 6 midterm elections, the results of which could potentially lead to impeachment proceedings.

In a freewheeling and friendly interview published Wednesday, Trump savaged Attorney General Jeff Sessions, mocking the nation’s top law enforcement official for coming off as “mixed up and confused” during his Senate confirmation hearing and for his “sad” performance on the job. 

Though Trump has long railed against Sessions, both publicly and privately, for recusing himself from overseeing the Justice Department’s Russia probe, the president’s comments to Hill.TV brought his criticism to a new level.

“I don’t have an attorney general,” Trump said. “It’s very sad.”

Publicly, at least, Trump is going through the ordinary motions of being president. He met with the visiting president of Poland and on Wednesday toured the flood-ravaged Carolinas to survey damage from Hurricane Florence. He also prepared to hit the campaign trail with rallies in Nevada on Thursday and in Missouri on Friday, and next week will host scores of foreign dignitaries at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Behind the scenes, however, Trump is confronting broadsides from every direction — legal, political and personal.

The president, as well as family members and longtime loyalists, fret about who in the administration they can trust, people close to them said, rattled by a pair of devastating, unauthorized insider accounts this month from inside the White House. A senior administration official penned an anonymous column describing a “resistance” within to guard against the president’s impulses, while Bob Woodward’s new book, “Fear,” offers an alarming portrait of a president unfit for the office. 

“Everybody in the White House now has to look around and ask, ‘Who’s taping? Who’s leaking? And who’s on their way out the door?’ It’s becoming a game of survival,” said a Republican strategist who works in close coordination with the White House, who requested anonymity to speak candidly.

Some of Trump’s allies believe he has legitimate cause for worry.

“The president should feel vulnerable because he is vulnerable — to those that fight him daily on implementing his agenda,” Stephen K. Bannon, a former chief White House strategist, wrote in a text message.

“The Woodward book is the typed up meeting notes from ‘The Committee to Save America,’” he added, referring dismissively to a loose alliance of advisers who saw themselves as protecting the country from Trump. “The anonymous op-ed is the declaration of an administrative coup by the Republican establishment.’”

In some respects, Trump has maintained a sanguine outlook. Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort last week became the latest former member of the president’s inner circle to agree to cooperate with federal prosecutors. But Trump has been uncharacteristically calm about the plea deal for Manafort, who he had praised only a month ago for refusing to “break” under pressure from special counsel Robert S. Mueller III.

Asked if he was worried about Manafort’s cooperation agreement, Trump told reporters Wednesday, “No, I’m not . . . I believe that he will tell the truth. And if he tells the truth, no problem.”

Trump has been similarly restrained this week as Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, his pick for the Supreme Court, fights to save his nomination amid an accusation of sexual assault, which Kavanaugh denies. Trump has publicly defended Kavanaugh, though he has refrained from attacking the judge’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford. 

White House officials, who began this week reeling from the assault allegation, said by midweek that they have concluded Kavanaugh would likely still win confirmation, especially given Ford’s reluctance to testify at a public Senate Judiciary Committee hearing scheduled by Republicans for next Monday.

Nonetheless, Trump’s screed against Sessions underscored the president’s sense of anger and betrayal from his attorney general, who, despite executing much of the president’s hard-line law-and-order agenda, has never been able to recover from what Trump views as an unforgivable sin: his recusal from the Russia investigation for a conflict of interest, which ultimately led to Mueller’s appointment. 

Trump told Hill.TV that he appointed Sessions out of blind loyalty, a decision he now regrets. Sessions’ aggressive and controversial immigration actions — including emphasizing “zero tolerance” for those who come to the country illegally and defending the administration policy of separating families — have been cheered by Trump allies. But the president even criticized his attorney general on this front, in a striking expression of his deep dissatisfaction. 

“I’m not happy at the border, I’m not happy with numerous things, not just this,” Trump said, referring to the Russia probe. 

The president’s attack on Sessions raised concern in the law enforcement community, and also prompted reactions ranging from exasperation to outright dismay among Trump’s allies. 

“Trump doesn’t just blur the lines, he flat out tries to eradicate those lines,” said Joyce Vance, a former U.S. attorney in Alabama during the Obama administration. “He wants a consigliere, not an attorney general. On the one hand, it’s a pitiful thing to watch, but it’s also deadly serious, because the attorney general does not protect the president. The attorney general protects the American people. And the fact that we have a president who doesn’t understand that is alarming.”

A former White House official was similarly disturbed. “It is a complete disgrace the way that Trump is acting like a schoolyard bully against Sessions,” the official said, requesting anonymity to share a critical opinion. “I understand his frustration. I understand why he feels the way that he does. But what a child. What an absolute baby. He’s disgracing himself.”

In the interview, Trump belittled Sessions, who he has previously nicknamed “Mr. Magoo” and, according to Woodward’s book, dismissed as “mentally retarded.”

“He went through the nominating process and he did very poorly,” Trump said of Sessions’ Senate confirmation hearing. “He was giving very confusing answers, answers that should have been easily answered. And that was a rough time for him, and he won by one vote, I believe. You know, he won by just one vote.”

Trump went on to question Sessions’ self-recusal from the Russia investigation. “He said, ‘I recuse myself, I recuse myself,’” Trump told Hill.TV. “And now it turned out he didn’t have to recuse himself. Actually, the FBI reported shortly thereafter any reason for him to recuse himself. And it’s very sad what happened.”

It was not clear what Trump meant.

Career Justice Department ethics officials had told Sessions he had to step aside from any campaign-related investigations because he had been a top campaign surrogate and met with the Russian ambassador.

FBI officials would not have been among those providing advice. Then-FBI Director James B. Comey said at a congressional hearing that he was aware of nonpublic information that he believed would force the attorney general to step aside before Sessions did so, though he declined to specify what those facts were.

After taking yet another public tongue-lashing from the president, Sessions gave a speech Wednesday to law enforcement officials in Waukegan, Ill., in which he effusively praised Trump.

“Under his strong leadership, we are respecting police again and enforcing our laws,” Sessions said, according to a written version of the speech. “Based on my experience meeting with officers like you across the country, I believe that morale has already improved under President Trump. I can feel the difference.”

Even as Sessions was dutifully showering compliments upon his boss, Trump was unwilling to throw him a lifeline.

“I’m disappointed in the attorney general for many reasons,” Trump told reporters before leaving for North Carolina. “You understand that.”

 

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AuntK
15 hours ago, AmazonGrace said:

The bright side is, someone will probably put his name on the tombstone.

I'll be happy to chip in!

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10 hours ago, fraurosena said:

Well now we know where the presidunce gets his hair-fashion sense from.

 

Are you SURE this isn't an SNL skit?

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4 hours ago, AuntK said:

Are you SURE this isn't an SNL skit?

Quite sure. :562479b0cbc9f_whistle1:

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The more pictures I see of her, the more I'm convinced she was the inspiration for Mrs. Slocombe in Are You Being Served.

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Not to shame elderly women, I mean, my mom and grandmothers were absolutely beautiful in their 80s & 90s, but Mary Trump would scare small children! (And many adults) But, in her case, it is the oversized, obviously shellacked hair, (now we know where her son gets his hair styling ideas from), and the horrendous make-up, which only accentuated her wrinkles.  It's hard to believe she actually appeared in public like this; I would expect that she received, at a minimum, a lot of really strange looks, side eyes, laughter & just people STARING!

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