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Official Trump Presidency Thread, Part 3

Old 12-13-18, 09:37 AM
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Seriously, WTF his heart is so dark.
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Traits of a Narcissistic Sociopath

How do you spot a sociopathic narcissist? Watch for certain traits:

- A driven quest for power. If a narcissistic sociopath cares about anything other than himself, it is destructive power and control over people.

- Behaviors that seek love and admiration. To be sure, this isn't needy love. It's not even emotional love. It's superficial. A narcissistic sociopath sees love and admiration as power tools to manipulate and dominate (Do Sociopaths Even Have Feelings?).

- No apologies, no guilt, no remorse under any circumstance. A sociopathic narcissist believes that she is a gift to the world who makes it richer and more colorful. Therefore, her calculated, even cruel actions are always justified.

- Invincibility. The narcissistic variety of sociopath believes he is indomitable. Even punishment and prison can't stop him. They're merely part of the game.

- Wholly self-serving. The needs and wants of others are insignificant and undeserving of consideration.

- Act as the producer, director, and only actor of his own show. The narcissistic sociopath casts people in roles that increase his power and sense of importance and when bored, casts them aside.
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Old 12-13-18, 09:51 AM
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Re: Official Trump Presidency Thread, Part 3

Just pointing out the obvious...

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Old 12-13-18, 10:17 AM
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Had no idea that there was a legal specialty known as Campaign Finance lawyers. My guess is Trump didn't either.
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Old 12-13-18, 10:17 AM
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I want to know what company in the world employs 4.5 million people.
There are PEOs that have that many, but there are a consolidation of a lot of different companies that technically have the same employer.
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I'm one of those who reads this rag every week. Trump and Hillary haven't been mentioned AT ALL in it and all the other rags for the last 6 months now. Not even a photo!
You are correct!

How the National Enquirer broke up with President Trump

The National Enquirer was one of Donald Trump's biggest boosters, both before and after he was elected president.

But when federal prosecutors came calling, something changed.

Spoiler:
The weekly tabloid magazine made a sudden turn away from Trump-related covers over the summer. Sharp-eyed readers may have noticed the shift. Instead of covers that celebrated Trump and attacked his enemies, the Enquirer has been sticking with tried-and-true stories about celebrity scandals.

In other words, the Enquirer stopped being a part of Trump's promotional media machine.

The Enquirer's parent company, American Media Inc., is controlled by David Pecker — a longtime friend of Trump's.

American Media Inc. declined to comment on the cover choices on Wednesday.

But the change came at the same time when prosecutors in the US Attorney's Office in the Southern District of New York zeroed in on Michael Cohen's financial dealings with Pecker and American Media. It has now been established that Cohen worked with Pecker to set up a $150,000 payment to Karen McDougal before the 2016 election. The payment effectively silenced her, ensuring that her claims of an affair with Trump would not be made public.

On Wednesday, Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison for campaign-finance violations relating to McDougal and Stormy Daniels.

(Trump has denied having affairs with both McDougal and Daniels.)

But the revelations about the payments started to strain the Trump-Enquirer relationship many months ago.

In June, the Wall Street Journal reported that the prosecutors had subpoenaed records from the National Enquirer as part of the Cohen probe.

By then, the Trump-related covers had already stopped appearing.

This was a big change for the Enquirer. In 2016, anti-Hillary Clinton covers were a steady part of the Enquirer's campaign coverage. Distorted and exaggerated stories about Clinton controversies had the added effect of pumping up Trump's candidacy. After all, The Enquirer has always had prime placement at supermarkets.

One pre-election cover even promised an "explosive" anti-Clinton story "that will change the election."

The anti-Clinton covers continued into 2017, joined by headlines that portrayed Trump as a resolute hero standing up to Clinton, Barack Obama, the FBI and other so-called enemies.

As recently as March 19, 2018, the cover said, "Surrounded by traitors!: Donald & Melania fight back!" The headline was subtitled, "Exposing the lies, leaks, & intimidation" and "How they'll crush their enemies!"

In April, the FBI raided Cohen's office, seizing documents and email related to Daniels. That same month, AMI released McDougal from a contract that kept her from talking about her alleged affair with Trump.

On May 7, 2018, the cover was devoted to tearing down Cohen, which is noteworthy in light of the later revelations about Cohen and Pecker's collaboration.

"Trump fixer's secrets and lies!," read the headline. A small photo of Cohen appeared next to a big photo of Trump. The banner above them said, "payoffs and threats exposed."

And that was it. The cover headlines about Trump suddenly stopped.

It is possible that the Trump-promoting covers simply stopped being a reader draw. The Enquirer is famously reactive to circulation trends, with editors who pay very close attention to which cover subjects sell more copies than others. But the timeline matches up exactly to the federal investigation.
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Old 12-13-18, 10:49 AM
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And the fact that the publisher just happens to be friends with trump is pure coincidence...
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Old 12-13-18, 10:58 AM
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https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/ele...-staff-n947406

At this point would anyone be surprised if Trump did name Jose Canseco as Chief Of Staff?
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Old 12-13-18, 11:23 AM
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Looks like the Democratic Congress is going to go after Trump's tax returns, as they should. The public deserves to know.

Pelosi says House Democrats will begin process to obtain Trump tax returns

http://flip.it/afIpn-
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Old 12-13-18, 11:38 AM
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He needs the break of course.

And Butina update


Ben Wittes chimes in - Comey's friend
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https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/ele...-staff-n947406

At this point would anyone be surprised if Trump did name Jose Canseco as Chief Of Staff?
As always, a Simpsons quote for everything.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">They gave General Flynn a great deal because they were embarrassed by the way he was treated - the FBI said he didn’t lie and they overrode the FBI. They want to scare everybody into making up stories that are not true by catching them in the smallest of misstatements. Sad!......</p>&mdash; Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1073248137320509440?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 13, 2018</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">WITCH HUNT!</p>&mdash; Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1073248244787015680?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 13, 2018</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">If it was a Conservative that said what “crazed” Mika Brzezinski stated on her show yesterday, using a certain horrible term, that person would be banned permanently from television....</p>&mdash; Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1073269881334849536?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 13, 2018</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">....She will probably be given a pass, despite their terrible ratings. Congratulations to <a href="https://twitter.com/RichardGrenell?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@RichardGrenell</a>, our great Ambassador to Germany, for having the courage to take this horrible issue on!</p>&mdash; Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1073269882911903746?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 13, 2018</a></blockquote>
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The comment Trump is talking about:

"I understand that Donald Trump doesn't care," Brzezinski said to her co-host Joe Scarborough. Moments earlier, Scarborough spoke to a panel that included Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., who described Trump's motivation to ignore the inculpatory evidence against the crown prince as financially based.

"But why doesn't Mike Pompeo care right now? Are the pathetic deflections that we just heard when he appeared on Fox & Friends - is that a patriot speaking?" Brzezinski continued, "Or a wannabe dictator's butt-boy? I'm dead serious, I'm asking: are these the words of a patriot?"
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Old 12-13-18, 12:08 PM
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Hey Donald, it's Locker Room Talk (tm). Chill out, man.
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Looks like the Democratic Congress is going to go after Trump's tax returns, as they should. The public deserves to know.

Pelosi says House Democrats will begin process to obtain Trump tax returns

http://flip.it/afIpn-
I hope they at least show the courtesy of waiting for the audit to be completed.
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Old 12-13-18, 12:20 PM
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He's yammering away on FoxNews right now.
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That "tabloid" being the one you said should get the Pulitzer Prize?

"I've always said, 'Why didn't the National Enquirer get the Pulitzer Prize for Edwards?'"
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">WITCH HUNT!</p>&mdash; Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1073248244787015680?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 13, 2018</a></blockquote>
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Really? You don't say? Well, that should put this issue to bed once and for all. Thanks for the clarification!
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His creativity is waning.
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Originally Posted by Decker View Post
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">WITCH HUNT!</p>&mdash; Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1073248244787015680?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 13, 2018</a></blockquote>
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Really? You don't say? Well, that should put this issue to bed once and for all. Thanks for the clarification!
and another misspelling by Trump. It should read "Which hunt." as in what is Muller hunting for today and will he bag his limit, again...
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Exclusive: Trump says he is not concerned about being impeached, defends payments to women

“It’s hard to impeach somebody who hasn’t done anything wrong and who’s created the greatest economy in the history of our country,” Trump told Reuters in an Oval Office interview.

“I’m not concerned, no. I think that the people would revolt if that happened,” he said.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-u...-idUSKBN1OB01N
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Already setting the stage for violence if/when he gets removed.
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Already setting the stage for violence if/when he gets removed.
Well, the good news about that, if there IS violence, that's a great way to lock up "those" people and throw away the key.
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Looks like the Democratic Congress is going to go after Trump's tax returns, as they should. The public deserves to know.

Pelosi says House Democrats will begin process to obtain Trump tax returns

http://flip.it/afIpn-
Trump has been in office for two years, so yes, his tax returns for the last two years should be public.
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Trump has been in office for two years, so yes, his tax returns for the last two years should be public.
Also the ones before so we can see what businesses Trump is involved with that may be benefiting directly from his Presidency.

Or do you not care about transparency? Okay for the President to use his office to make money for himself through policy?
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Trump has been in office for two years, so yes, his tax returns for the last two years should be public.
Glad we agree on that (I believe more years as well) but glad your in agreement so that we can all see the “alleged” illegal profits he has made as POTUS. It will surely lead to needed information in the emoluments law suit against him.
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