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Official Trump Presidency Thread, Part 3

Old 12-26-18, 08:05 PM
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I'm actually curious what you are arguing about? These nasty attacks seem to come out of nowhere.

Trump's flight left Washington on Christmas day, some 10+ hours before this guy was tweeting that Trump hasn't visited a warzone. It's a funny coincidence.

Lighten up.
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Old 12-26-18, 08:07 PM
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I'm actually curious what you are arguing about? These nasty attacks seem to come out of nowhere.

Trump's flight left Washington on Christmas day, some 10+ hours before this guy was tweeting that Trump hasn't visited a warzone. It's a funny coincidence.

Lighten up.
Ah yes, the lighter side of the Trump Presidency. Such a laugh riot, with children dying over the holidays and all. #MAGA
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Old 12-26-18, 08:19 PM
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Originally Posted by PerryD View Post
I'm actually curious what you are arguing about? These nasty attacks seem to come out of nowhere.

Trump's flight left Washington on Christmas day, some 10+ hours before this guy was tweeting that Trump hasn't visited a warzone. It's a funny coincidence.

Lighten up.
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Yep - Trump hate is a hell-ova drug.
Yeah, this whole Trump presidency is a fucking laugh riot, right? Why are we attacking him while he's being a great, honest man that's making America great again? Give me a fucking break.

The government is on a a shutdown right now because of him. People aren't getting their paychecks right now because Trump is a petty bitch who wants a wall monument on his name. And this just the latest on all the bullshit he does on a daily basis for the past 2 years. I won't lighten up until him and all his cronies are gone.

Once again for the people in the back who didn't hear this, Trump and his administration have kept immigrant kids in cages/concentration camps and already 2 of them have died, including one this past week. If you are okay with that, then you are the problem, not me.
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Ah yes, the lighter side of the Trump Presidency. Such a laugh riot, with children dying over the holidays and all. #MAGA
You're just not thinking like a troll.
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Old 12-26-18, 08:27 PM
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Donald is just misunderstood, don't let your blind, unreasoning hate consume you! Donald has conducted his life and presidency with the utmost of decorum and integrity, and to think otherwise is insanity.
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Old 12-26-18, 08:31 PM
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Grabbin war right in the pussy.
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Old 12-26-18, 08:33 PM
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Ah yes, the lighter side of the Trump Presidency. Such a laugh riot, with children dying over the holidays and all. #MAGA
Don't you understand, cause the last time I checked, Christmas was on December 25th. Trump visited the troops on December 26th, the DAY AFTER CHRISTMAS.

Got it!? Ahhhhhhhhhh!
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Old 12-26-18, 08:35 PM
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Once again for the people in the back who didn't hear this, Trump and his administration have kept immigrant kids in cages/concentration camps and already 2 of them have died, including one this past week. If you are okay with that, then you are the problem, not me.
And why wasn't this a problem when Obama put tens of thousands of immigrant kids in cages during his presidency? I have an idea.
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Old 12-26-18, 08:37 PM
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Don't you understand, cause the last time I checked, Christmas was on December 25th. Trump visited the troops on December 26th, the DAY AFTER CHRISTMAS.

Got it!? Ahhhhhhhhhh!
I dunno, man, is December 26th really 'christmastime' anyway?
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Old 12-26-18, 08:48 PM
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And why wasn't this a problem when Obama put tens of thousands of immigrant kids in cages during his presidency? I have an idea.
GTFOH with that Fox News/strawman whataboutism false bullshit.

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/ob...paration-meme/
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Don't you understand, cause the last time I checked, Christmas was on December 25th. Trump visited the troops on December 26th, the DAY AFTER CHRISTMAS.

Got it!? Ahhhhhhhhhh!
No I understand perfectly. #MAGA!
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At least they got the color right.
Urine?

Or, I guess, Russian whore urine to be more accurate.
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Old 12-26-18, 09:30 PM
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GTFOH with that Fox News/strawman whataboutism false bullshit.

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/ob...paration-meme/
Oh, we're not talking about kids in cages anymore. Got it.
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Old 12-26-18, 09:40 PM
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Just when I thought "man he finally did something we all can be proud of..."

https://www.newsweek.com/donald-trum...mpression=true

President Donald Trump and the White House communications team revealed that a U.S. Navy SEAL team was deployed to Iraq after the president secretly traveled to the region to meet with American forces serving in a combat zone for the first time since being elected to office.

While the commander-in-chief can declassify information, usually the specific special operations unit is not revealed to the American public, especially while U.S. service members are deployed. Official photographs and videos typically blur the individual faces of special operation forces, due to the sensitive nature of their job.

The president’s video posted Wednesday did not shield the faces of special operation forces. Current and former Defense Department officials told Newsweek that information concerning what units are deployed and where is almost always classified and is a violation of operational security.

Trump flew to Iraq late Christmas Day after facing a barrage of negative headlines over the holiday season amid a partial government shutdown. The president and first lady Melania Trump posed for pictures with U.S. service members at al-Asad air base in Iraq.

The clandestine trip came a week after Trump ordered the Pentagon to begin planning the withdraw of roughly 2,000 U.S. troops from Syria and around 7,000 from Afghanistan over the next few months. The abrupt decision prompted the resignation of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who disagreed with the drawdown.

A pool report during Trump’s visit said the details of the trip were embargoed until the president finished giving his remarks to a group of about 100 mostly U.S. special operation troops engaged in combat operations in Iraq and Syria.

The pool report went on to say that Trump paused to take a selfie with U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Kyu Lee, who said he was the chaplain for SEAL Team Five, based out of Coronado, California. The chaplain said Trump told him: “Hey, in that case, let’s take a picture.”


Donald Trump Says He Had 'Concern' About Iraq Visit
Trump Says ‘No Plans’ to Exit Iraq During Debut Visit
After Air Force One left the Iraqi airspace, Trump posted a video to his Twitter account of his time spent with American forces during his visit to Iraq. Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA,” plays over the video and shows the president and the first lady posing for pictures with service members that appear to be from SEAL Team Five. The special warfare operators are dressed in full battle gear and wearing night vision goggles.

The video cuts to team members shaking the president’s hand before cutting to other special operations personnel and support troops.

Malcolm Nance, a former U.S. Navy intelligence specialist with experience in Iraq told Newsweek on Wednesday that posting the video was a break from traditional procedures that are usually strictly enforced and designed to safeguard the identities of U.S. special operation forces, especially when deployed to a combat zone.

“Operational security is the most important aspect of personnel deployments. The real names, faces, and identities, of personnel involved in special operations or activities, are usually a closely held secret in a combat zone,” Nance said. “Revealing them casually, through an unusual media exposure even if it’s the commander in chief, would prove a propaganda boom if any of this personnel are detained by a hostile government or captured by a terrorist group. There would be no denying who you are and what you do.”

Contacted by Newsweek, the Pentagon referred questions to the White House communications team.

Naval Special Warfare Command and the White House did not return a request for comment from Newsweek as of publication.

The deployments of special operation forces, including Navy SEALs are almost classified events, as to protect those men and women that are on the front lines of every overt and covert conflict the United States is involved in,” a Defense Department official told Newsweek on condition of anonymity.

“Even during special operation demonstrations for congressional delegations or for the president or vice president, personnel either have their faces covered or their face is digitally blurred prior to a release to the general public,” the official said.

"I don't recall another time where special operation forces had to pose with their faces visible while serving in a war zone,” the Pentagon official added.
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More like a bunch of smooth brained rednecks just voted for a troll because that's what gives them pleasure in this life outside of rolling coal.
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Originally Posted by shadowhawk2020 View Post
Just when I thought "man he finally did something we all can be proud of..."

https://www.newsweek.com/donald-trum...mpression=true
Yep. I know it can be frustrating for some to see only negative news on Donald, but when he screws up everything he does ...
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Old 12-26-18, 10:17 PM
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I admire that coin maker for not shying away from the less flattering aspects of trumpie's visage. Flabby neck and jowles, sourpuss face that he thinks is tough, and that bizarro above the ear combover. Is he covering up a bald spot behind his ear?!
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Old 12-26-18, 10:20 PM
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The revelation of the special forces operators just proves this was a last minute “oh shit we have to do something” trip. And double-proves that Trump shouldn’t just be able to post whatever the fuck he wants to social media. But that’s life in Trump’s America.
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Trump visited the troops in Iraq...and still somehow managed to screw it up by lying repeatedly, politicizing the event, and revealing classified information.


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The revelation of the special forces operators just proves this was a last minute “oh shit we have to do something” trip. And double-proves that Trump shouldn’t just be able to post whatever the fuck he wants to social media. But that’s life in Trump’s America.
"Six weeks in the works" according to ABC news (7:00 min. into tweet)

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">.<a href="https://twitter.com/ABC?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@ABC</a> NEWS SPECIAL REPORT: Pres. Trump makes remarks to U.S. troops deployed in Iraq during surprise visit.<br><br>&quot;I want to just say: Great job.&quot; <a href="https://t.co/n0edE9lv7z">https://t.co/n0edE9lv7z</a> <a href="https://t.co/FJ5sfxQDIN">pic.twitter.com/FJ5sfxQDIN</a></p>&mdash; ABC News (@ABC) <a href="https://twitter.com/ABC/status/1078043854513664000?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 26, 2018</a></blockquote>
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"Six weeks in the works" according to ABC news (7:00 min. into tweet)

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">.<a href="https://twitter.com/ABC?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@ABC</a> NEWS SPECIAL REPORT: Pres. Trump makes remarks to U.S. troops deployed in Iraq during surprise visit.<br><br>&quot;I want to just say: Great job.&quot; <a href="https://t.co/n0edE9lv7z">https://t.co/n0edE9lv7z</a> <a href="https://t.co/FJ5sfxQDIN">pic.twitter.com/FJ5sfxQDIN</a></p>&mdash; ABC News (@ABC) <a href="https://twitter.com/ABC/status/1078043854513664000?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 26, 2018</a></blockquote>
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Sure thing.
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Am I the only one thinking of this bit?

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I'm still just trying to figure out how no-one knew about the secret trip to Iraq?!
It wasn't that secret. Air Force One was photographed flying over the UK, heading east using a disguised callsign and aviation code. So it was a secret, but you could figure it out if you knew what you were looking for. Aviation geeks on twitter figured it out immediately - too bad journalists have gotten lazy.
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Old 12-27-18, 01:12 AM
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It wasn't that secret. Air Force One was photographed flying over the UK, heading east using a disguised callsign and aviation code. So it was a secret, but you could figure it out if you knew what you were looking for. Aviation geeks on twitter figured it out immediately - too bad journalists have gotten lazy.
Not you too. What are journalists supposed to do? Follow every Twitter account and aviation web site? How many people even pay for newspapers these days?
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Poor guy. Maybe he has a reason to feel uncomfortable. A large number of his employees turned out to be felons. Any prosecutor worth his salt starts down the ladder and moves up.
Of the thousands of employees who have been hired...how many are felons.

And have you compared prior administrations with this one?
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