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Old 01-21-17, 03:48 PM   #101
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You know, what Trump, and his team "should" do. Go out, meet with some of the protesters. Listen to their concerns, take questions, try to bring the country together. Or he could just tweet about how more people, showed up, at his inauguration. I wonder, which tactic he'll go with?
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Old 01-21-17, 03:51 PM   #102
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You know, what Trump, and his team "should" do. Go out, meet with some of the protesters. Listen to their concerns, take questions, try to bring the country together.
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Old 01-21-17, 03:55 PM   #103
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You know, what Trump, and his team "should" do. Go out, meet with some of the protesters. Listen to their concerns, take questions, try to bring the country together. Or he could just tweet about how more people, showed up, at his inauguration. I wonder, which tactic he'll go with?
His approval ratings could jump 5-10 points, just on shock value alone. I'm guessing he'll continue to dig in his heels and stick with his base. He doesn't seem like a man who evolves. He will try to "win" by dividing and conquering his enemies like he's done in business. I don't think it will work though.
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Yeah, I get that. Got it the first time it was said, too.

Not sure how that adds to the discussion, though. If they're protesting because their candidate lost, shouldn't they have worked harder 60 days BEFORE the election rather than hold these protests 60 days AFTER? Votes win elections. Marching around yelling slogans is fun, but unless it translates to votes I fail to see what tangible good it accomplishes.
I agree with your point about translating into votes, but part of a democracy is the freedom to protest peacefully and these people are exercising that right. The Dems/liberals are completely out of power, so this is the only vehicle left to try to influence government, so I support their efforts.
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Old 01-21-17, 04:03 PM   #105
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President Donald Trump is accusing the news media of lying about the size of the crowd that attended his inauguration.

Addressing employees at CIA headquarters in Virginia, Trump wrongly said the crowd had stretched all the way to the Washington Monument in the middle of the National Mall.

Photos taken of the Mall on Friday showed large swaths of empty space compared to Barack Obama's inauguration eight years ago.

Trump says the inauguration crowd looked to be about a million and a half people. The National Park Service doesn't provide an official estimate, but such a figure is highly dubious. Other events that filled more of the Mall have not drawn a crowd of that size.

He says the news media will pay a "big price" for what he claims was dishonesty.
The President of the United States just said that the media will pay a "big price" for their accurate reporting of the size of his crowds. And Trump started all of this by claiming record crowds and that you couldn't find a dress in town.

At what point are we allowed to be worrried again?
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White House Press Secretary is supposed to issue a statement soon. I wonder how they spin the record number of world wide protesters?
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The President of the United States just said that the media will pay a "big price" for their accurate reporting of the size of his crowds. And Trump started all of this by claiming record crowds and that you couldn't find a dress in town.

At what point are we allowed to be worrried again?
I don't think the majority of Americans will stand for the silencing of the free press. If he acts like a tyrant, he will pay a price. But yeah, it's a very dangerous game he's playing.

I love the "dishonesty" of showing actual factual evidence of pictures of 3 events in the same space and his being the smallest. You have to watch the code words. They generally mean the opposite. It's quite Orwellian.
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Old 01-21-17, 04:17 PM   #108
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There is still time. But, he has really BUNGLED up, his First weekend. What do they say? "You only get One chance, to make a First impression" You have to think or hope, he has smart people around him, saying "No, this isn't the way to handle this"
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I should add that obsessing over the crowd size and other nonsensical things means Trump has less time to screw up the country.
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^ Got it.

Protesting is fun, I guess. Kinda like masturbation, only in public, and without the nudity.
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Old 01-21-17, 04:21 PM   #111
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Trump to CIA today: The media "made it sound like I have a feud with the intelligence community and it’s exactly the opposite."

Trump two weeks ago:

Intelligence agencies should never have allowed this fake news to "leak" into the public. One last shot at me.Are we living in Nazi Germany?

Totally made up facts by sleazebag political operatives, both Democrats and Republicans - FAKE NEWS! Russia says nothing exists. Probably...released by "Intelligence" even knowing there is no proof, and never will be. My people will have a full report on hacking within 90 days
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There is still time. But, he has really BUNGLED up, his First weekend. What do they say? "You only get One chance, to make a First impression" You have to think or hope, he has smart people around him, saying "No, this isn't the way to handle this"
I don't think he's going to be listening to his advisors too much. I'd expect some of them to quit.

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Conservative commentator Armstrong Williams told Yahoo News on Friday that President Trump rejected suggestions to send a more unifying message with his inauguration speech.

“Even his closest advisers felt that more should’ve been in the speech about bringing America together, about the opportunities that are available in America, also [about] the kind of country that President Obama leaves us,” Williams said. “But Mr. Trump doesn’t necessarily share that sentiment.”

During the presidential race, Williams served as the business manager and informal spokesman for Ben Carson, who ran against Trump but ultimately rallied behind Trump’s White House bid. As president-elect, Trump named Carson his choice to lead the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban

In his first official speech as president of the United States, Trump offered a bleak portrayal of the current state of the country declaring, “This American carnage stops right here and stops right now.”

Williams argued that Trump’s words were not only reflective of personal views, but that his refusal to amend the speech to accommodate his advisers was indicative of the newly minted president’s appeal.

“While many people might write these remarks for him and ask him to say these things, the thing that people like about Trump is the fact that he’s authentic,” said Williams. “He’s not gonna say something he does not believe.”
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Old 01-21-17, 04:31 PM   #113
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I'll ask again - do you think Trump respects women?
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I can't believe they are actually commenting on the crowd comparisons. Wow. This is pathetic.
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You know, what Trump, and his team "should" do. Go out, meet with some of the protesters. Listen to their concerns, take questions, try to bring the country together. Or he could just tweet about how more people, showed up, at his inauguration. I wonder, which tactic he'll go with?
He absolutely cannot do that. His supporters would see that as weak and pandering. Hell he would see it as weak. I mean that would be something Obama would do.
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That press statement was stunning. I'm in disbelief.
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I can't believe they are actually commenting on the crowd comparisons. Wow. This is pathetic.
If the Inauguration wasn't the yugest event ever, he has nothing to brag about. Viewership was also down about 7 million compared to Obama.

He'll say it's all #fakenews#
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Just the hot ones he wants to fuck.
No, he disrespects them as well, if not more.
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If the Inauguration wasn't the yugest event ever, he has nothing to brag about. Viewership was also down about 7 million compared to Obama.

He'll say it's all #fakenews#
Well. He is claiming it is. So it's now truth. This is scary as fuck.
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Poor guy.

White nationalist Richard Spencer punched during interview

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Canadian women were turned away by border patrol once they told the agents they were going to the protests.
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Well. He is claiming it is. So it's now truth. This is scary as fuck.
Yep! But we shouldn't worry yet. We have to give them a chance. Again. And again. And again.
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He suggested, publicly, that we should have seized their oil?!?!? WTF

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/...096b4a23243b2?
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He suggested, publicly, that we should have seized their oil?!?!? WTF

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/...096b4a23243b2?
America first, baby.

That whole "grab them by the pussy" thing seems to be Trump's solution to every problem.
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That press statement was stunning. I'm in disbelief.
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