Following Donald Trump, first orange US President Page 1118

  • DJCopa 9 Jul 2019 16:39:58 2,007 posts
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    JamboWayOh wrote:
    DJCopa wrote:
    He's gone full, unhinged, man-baby now, regarding the UK ambassador and May.

    Talking about the biggest military, etc. - Hope we just ignore him, he seems to hate that.
    I feel like all this is clear case of sundowning on his part. Like you could wake him from a nap and he'd shout BIGGEST MILITARY!
    I will now read all his tweets, like that of a napping, senile old man - cheers :)
  • JamboWayOh 9 Jul 2019 16:55:08 14,693 posts
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    @DJCopa

    Happy to help. It definitely works when he just tweets NO COLLUSION NO OBSTRUCTION!!!
  • X201 9 Jul 2019 16:59:18 19,325 posts
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    Another how great I am tweet...

    Food Stamp participation hits 10 year low. Wow!


    Er.. yes, that will be the bit last year where you made it harder for people to claim and took away states ability to help people in need, who didn't meet the eligibility requirements
  • JamboWayOh 9 Jul 2019 17:06:07 14,693 posts
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    It's up there with his tweets about how much he loves black people cos he gave them a job so they should be fucking grateful and stop kneeling.
  • JamboWayOh 10 Jul 2019 17:51:03 14,693 posts
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    More sundowning

    https://mobile.twitter.com/betsy_klein/status/1148984548388212737?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
  • Not-a-reviewer 10 Jul 2019 18:18:46 5,790 posts
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    If that had been deliberate political comedy then it wouldn’t be a bad line.
  • JamboWayOh 11 Jul 2019 19:09:10 14,693 posts
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    https://mobile.twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1149345683138367491

    I think he's totally lost whatever sanity he was holding onto
  • DugBriderider 12 Jul 2019 16:00:53 824 posts
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    I don't see all his tweets but that does appear to be anew low. Loved this thread this morning that highlighted some aspects of trump i never realised especially the lack of humour that the British find inhuman.

    https://twitter.com/dentpipe/status/1148681544338432000?s=20

    THREAD:
    Someone asked in Quora "Why do some British people not like Donald Trump?"

    Nate White, an articulate and witty writer from England, wrote this magnificent response:
    (2)
    "A few things spring to mind.

    Trump lacks certain qualities which the British traditionally esteem.
    For instance, he has no class, no charm, no coolness, no credibility, no compassion, no wit, no warmth, no wisdom, no subtlety, no sensitivity, no self-awareness, no humility,
    no honour and no grace - all qualities, funnily enough, with which his predecessor Mr. Obama was generously blessed.

    So for us, the stark contrast does rather throw Trump’s limitations into embarrassingly sharp relief.

    Plus, we like a laugh. And while Trump may be laughable,
    (4) he has never once said anything wry, witty or even faintly amusing - not once, ever.

    I don’t say that rhetorically, I mean it quite literally: not once, not ever. And that fact is particularly disturbing to the British sensibility - for us, to lack humour is almost inhuman.
    (5) But with Trump, it’s a fact. He doesn’t even seem to understand what a joke is - his idea of a joke is a crass comment, an illiterate insult, a casual act of cruelty.

    Trump is a troll. And like all trolls, he is never funny and he never laughs; he only crows or jeers.
    (6) And scarily, he doesn’t just talk in crude, witless insults - he actually thinks in them. His mind is a simple bot-like algorithm of petty prejudices and knee-jerk nastiness.

    There is never any under-layer of irony, complexity, nuance or depth. It’s all surface.
    (7) Some Americans might see this as refreshingly upfront.

    Well, we don’t. We see it as having no inner world, no soul.

    And in Britain we traditionally side with David, not Goliath. All our heroes are plucky underdogs: Robin Hood, Dick Whittington, Oliver Twist.
    (8) Trump is neither plucky, nor an underdog. He is the exact opposite of that.

    He’s not even a spoiled rich-boy, or a greedy fat-cat.

    He’s more a fat white slug. A Jabba the Hutt of privilege.

    And worse, he is that most unforgivable of all things to the British: a bully.
    (9) That is, except when he is among bullies; then he suddenly transforms into a snivelling sidekick instead.

    There are unspoken rules to this stuff - the Queensberry rules of basic decency - and he breaks them all. He punches downwards - which a gentleman should, would, could


    (10) never do - and every blow he aims is below the belt. He particularly likes to kick the vulnerable or voiceless - and he kicks them when they are down.

    So the fact that a significant minority - perhaps a third - of Americans look at what he does, listen to what he says, and
    (11)then think 'Yeah, he seems like my kind of guy’ is a matter of some confusion and no little distress to British people, given that:
    * Americans are supposed to be nicer than us, and mostly are.
    * You don't need a particularly keen eye for detail to spot a few flaws
    (12) in the man.

    This last point is what especially confuses and dismays British people, and many other people too; his faults seem pretty bloody hard to miss.

    After all, it’s impossible to read a single tweet, or hear him speak a sentence or two, without staring deep into the
    (13) abyss. He turns being artless into an art form; he is a Picasso of pettiness; a Shakespeare of shit. His faults are fractal: even his flaws have flaws, and so on ad infinitum.

    God knows there have always been stupid people in the world, and plenty of nasty people too. But
    (14) rarely has stupidity been so nasty, or nastiness so stupid.

    He makes Nixon look trustworthy and George W look smart.

    In fact, if Frankenstein decided to make a monster assembled entirely from human flaws - he would make a Trump.

    And a remorseful Doctor Frankenstein would
    (15) clutch out big clumpfuls of hair and scream in anguish:

    'My God… what… have… I… created?

    If being a twat was a TV show, Trump would be the boxed set."
  • JamboWayOh 12 Jul 2019 16:52:56 14,693 posts
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    You could have just left it at the link.. Just saying.
  • Khanivor 12 Jul 2019 18:01:36 44,101 posts
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    Thanks, I’d forgotten to check my Facebook this hour.
  • Jono62 12 Jul 2019 20:22:22 22,668 posts
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    JamboWayOh wrote:
    https://mobile.twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1149345683138367491

    I think he's totally lost whatever sanity he was holding onto
    I can't read his tweets without hearing Colbert's impression
  • JamboWayOh 14 Jul 2019 16:28:46 14,693 posts
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    https://mobile.twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1150381394234941448

    Looks like Donald got bored of dogwhistling and went full on racist.
  • You-can-call-me-kal 14 Jul 2019 16:35:06 16,740 posts
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    Jesus that is shocking. And he still doesn’t realise he’s chief of state of Puerto Rico.
  • JamboWayOh 14 Jul 2019 16:45:27 14,693 posts
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    I think he does know but because Puerto Rico has no voting representation he feels emboldened enough to be a racist piece of shit to them.
  • Trowel 14 Jul 2019 16:47:55 22,646 posts
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    Borderline playground handshake - I swear he nearly pulls Macron over halfway through this.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-europe-40610934/trump-and-macron-share-never-ending-handshake-at-paris-parade
  • askew 14 Jul 2019 16:48:28 19,763 posts
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    2 years ago, mind.
  • Trowel 14 Jul 2019 16:58:51 22,646 posts
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    Oh yeah - how's it made the BBC homepage again?
  • JoelStinty 14 Jul 2019 17:30:44 8,070 posts
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    JamboWayOh wrote:
    https://mobile.twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1150381394234941448

    Looks like Donald got bored of dogwhistling and went full on racist.
    Jesus. Isn’t AOC from New York anyhow l?
  • Psychotext 14 Jul 2019 17:34:59 65,469 posts
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    I don't think you understand... they're not white, they can't possibly be from the US.
  • d_h1234 14 Jul 2019 17:40:00 152 posts
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    who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all)
    If he is indeed talking about AOC or other Americans, I can't say I disagree with Trump on this one.
  • Frogofdoom 14 Jul 2019 17:42:27 13,929 posts
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    You agree that the elected people of colour should go back to where they came from and get into politics there?
  • challenge_hanukkah 14 Jul 2019 18:03:19 11,125 posts
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    I think he means that all Americans are immigrants.
  • askew 14 Jul 2019 18:08:04 19,763 posts
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    whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all)
    Sounds like America right now.
  • Boriska 14 Jul 2019 18:12:14 899 posts
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    askew wrote:
    whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all)
    Sounds like America right now.
    Which happens to be the country they're from.
  • Tuffty 14 Jul 2019 18:21:23 4,373 posts
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    d_h1234 wrote:
    who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all)
    If he is indeed talking about AOC or other Americans, I can't say I disagree with Trump on this one.
    By your logic then Trump should go back to Scotland. The women Trump are criticising were born in USA. AOC in New York just like Trump.
  • You-can-call-me-kal 14 Jul 2019 18:29:23 16,740 posts
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    He’s making a joke about Americans. You can tell by the word “Americans”.
  • askew 14 Jul 2019 18:34:29 19,763 posts
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    Boriska wrote:
    askew wrote:
    whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all)
    Sounds like America right now.
    Which happens to be the country they're from.
    Umm, yes?
  • Boriska 14 Jul 2019 18:39:43 899 posts
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    Is this board exclusively autistic?
  • askew 14 Jul 2019 18:44:46 19,763 posts
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    I think we got crossed wires.
  • JamboWayOh 14 Jul 2019 18:52:19 14,693 posts
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    Not everyone's awake today, it is Sunday I guess.
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