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Old 07-16-18, 08:10 PM
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Re: Official Trump Presidency Thread, Part 2

Originally Posted by brayzie View Post
I think part of the novelty for him is/was that he seemed to slightly deviate from the party-think when it went against his own beliefs. He actually criticized Dinesh D'Souza for his campaign donation fraud, and was #NeverTrump initially.
The #NeverTrump thing actually hurt him initially when Milo Yiannoplous and the Alt-Right went after him calling him a "cuck." His fanbase and views took a big hit at the time.
In hindsight though, a lot of the times it's just a ruse to give the fascade of objectivity. He criticized D'Souza but simultaneously entertained the theory that he was targeted by the Obama Administration because of the documentary he made.
Yeah. Shapiro going on Maher's show recently and saying now that he might vote for Trump (something about "he's already destroyed the social fabric of the nation and it can't get much worse") should have been enough for his never-Trump fans to ditch him too... But many haven't.

There's a Canadian guy that has a popular conservative YouTube channel and his latest video is entitled "THE NATO SCAM."
He also has the schtick where he's supposedly not a Trump supporter, admits that Trump says idiotic things, but then excuses and supports him at every turn.
THAT guy is Canadian? I didn't realize. Ugh. What is it with conservative (or "classical liberal") Canadian YouTubers being super popular with conservative Americans? It's strange.

I like to read and hear different viewpoints in politics, but when these people have a financial stake in it (YouTube views, subscribers, ad revenue), the veracity and integrity of their entire content is going to be compromised.
Yeah, the financial thing plays a big part, but the things you're talking about are usually fairly minimal. Its direct financing that is far more troublesome. I would not be surprised if the guy you're talking about is also funded by the same billionaires that fund Rubin, Prager, Kirk, and others, in addition to their adoring fans shelling out cash on Patreon. I'm not concerned about fans helping out folks, but the shady billionaire funding gives me pause. Rubin, for example, denounced "leftism" and started calling himself a "classical liberal" around the time the Koch Bros started funding his show.

If you haven't watched the Kanye episode of Some More News, you should check it out. It covers a lot of that stuff. They're obviously a left-leaning show, but I believe they provide a source list for all the stuff they talk about in each episode.
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Trump Supporters have supported Nazis AND Communists in one fell swoop when they voted. Your Grandpappies would be proud!!
And are pretty quiet around here today.
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Old 07-16-18, 08:23 PM
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Re: Official Trump Presidency Thread, Part 2

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And welcome to a different kind of hell America
I'd like to think whatever would be left of this term would make him a lame duck.

Of course Pence benefited from Russian meddling with Trump so he should be out the door too.
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Of course Pence benefited from Russian meddling with Trump so he should be out the door too.
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Old 07-16-18, 08:36 PM
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Re: Official Trump Presidency Thread, Part 2

Trump's new pet name from Putin is Ben Tover.
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Old 07-16-18, 08:45 PM
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Damn it, I now regret not studying Russian when I was in school. At least I could have talked to the guards.
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Old 07-16-18, 08:50 PM
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Re: Official Trump Presidency Thread, Part 2

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Trump Supporters have supported Nazis AND Communists in one fell swoop when they voted. Your Grandpappies would be proud!!
Yeah, but at least a white man is running things again.
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Old 07-16-18, 08:55 PM
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Old 07-16-18, 08:57 PM
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Re: Official Trump Presidency Thread, Part 2

Eh?

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">President Trump has one item on his schedule Tuesday — what appears to be an emergency meeting with members of Congress. It wasn't on his weekly schedule released just before Putin meeting. <a href="https://t.co/qcnCFiYbuL">pic.twitter.com/qcnCFiYbuL</a></p>&mdash; Gregory Korte (@gregorykorte) <a href="https://twitter.com/gregorykorte/status/1018996411868868608?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 16, 2018</a></blockquote>
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Re: Official Trump Presidency Thread, Part 2

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Eh?

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">President Trump has one item on his schedule Tuesday — what appears to be an emergency meeting with members of Congress. It wasn't on his weekly schedule released just before Putin meeting. <a href="https://t.co/qcnCFiYbuL">pic.twitter.com/qcnCFiYbuL</a></p>&mdash; Gregory Korte (@gregorykorte) <a href="https://twitter.com/gregorykorte/status/1018996411868868608?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 16, 2018</a></blockquote>
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Being called to the Principles office? Or is this a show “we sat POTUS down and explained the situation. We are all on the same page now”. And nothing will happen.
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I'm sure this is totally just a coincidence. Totally...

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Re: Official Trump Presidency Thread, Part 2

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Being called to the Principles office? Or is this a show “we sat POTUS down and explained the situation. We are all on the same page now”. And nothing will happen.
Yep, they'll say they had a talk and came to an agreement, and then he'll just spew the same shit he always has.
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Re: Official Trump Presidency Thread, Part 2

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Being called to the Principles office? Or is this a show “we sat POTUS down and explained the situation. We are all on the same page now”. And nothing will happen.
Exactly. We’ll be on to the next crisis next week.
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Re: Official Trump Presidency Thread, Part 2

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Being called to the Principles office? Or is this a show “we sat POTUS down and explained the situation. We are all on the same page now”. And nothing will happen.
It's a "let me assure you, Putin has a distraction to take the heat off us coming..." meeting
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Eh?

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">President Trump has one item on his schedule Tuesday — what appears to be an emergency meeting with members of Congress. It wasn't on his weekly schedule released just before Putin meeting. <a href="https://t.co/qcnCFiYbuL">pic.twitter.com/qcnCFiYbuL</a></p>&mdash; Gregory Korte (@gregorykorte) <a href="https://twitter.com/gregorykorte/status/1018996411868868608?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 16, 2018</a></blockquote>
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I'm sure this is totally just a coincidence. Totally...

https://twitter.com/jonswaine/status...20659991642117
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Old 07-16-18, 10:06 PM
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I don't mean to call you out in particular, but these kind of "greatest hits" replies ("but her emails" in particular, but also "mustard," "tan suit," etc.) don't contribute anything and aren't funny. Let's retire them.
On second thought, no. I'm sorry, but no. The President of the United States of America literally brought up her emails while deflecting a question about Russia's involvement with the 2016 election. He's bringing it up. Over and over. People writing, "But her emails!" here out of frustration or anger or amusement is NOTHING compared to this. Nothing.

So let me write it again:

But her emails.
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JFC...


I’d really like to hear trump's explanation of how Capone and Manafort are alike. Not that an explanation from trump would ever make any goddamn sense.
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">President Trump has one item on his schedule Tuesday — what appears to be an emergency meeting with members of Congress. It wasn't on his weekly schedule released just before Putin meeting. <a href="https://t.co/qcnCFiYbuL">pic.twitter.com/qcnCFiYbuL</a></p>&mdash; Gregory Korte (@gregorykorte) <a href="https://twitter.com/gregorykorte/status/1018996411868868608?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 16, 2018</a></blockquote>
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Putin probably told him he needs to end the Mueller investigation "now"
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The POTUS sold out his own country today.
I hope all those jack-hill, racist, border wall wanting, fucks who voted for him, are proud.
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Old 07-16-18, 10:37 PM
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Still waiting for Paul Ryan or McConnell to actually say something...Country first, guys? What a joke...

Also just sat through the Hannity interview...Just when you thought it couldn't get worse Trump feels the need to double down on the crazy...Insane...
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Wow, the silence from the Trump supporters on the forum is deafening.
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Re: Official Trump Presidency Thread, Part 2

I think that claims that Trump committed treason are a bit misplaced. Impeachable offenses? Absolutely. But one of the requirements for treason is aiding an enemy. Russia technically has not been declared an enemy. We have American companies doing business with Russia. That wouldn’t be happening if Russia were a declared enemy.

I think citizens need to put pressure on their republican representatives to put pressure on Trump to resign or face impeachment.

Here’s an article from the Washington Post outlining the issue:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opini...5fc_story.html
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Wow, the silence from the Trump supporters on the forum is deafening.
I imagine, based on today's events, they'll probably stay away for at least a few days...lol...And Trump aint helping himself by going on Hannity...
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Is there any doubt now that Trump isma fucking quisling?

JFC...
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