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Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States

What are your feelings on President Trump's performance

  • Strongly Approve

    Votes: 13 10.5%
  • Approve

    Votes: 15 12.1%
  • Strongly Disapprove

    Votes: 72 58.1%
  • Disapprove

    Votes: 13 10.5%
  • No Opinion

    Votes: 11 8.9%

  • Total voters
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CleveRocks

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I really don't think they intended Palin to look stupid.

It just happened. Which is odd, because up until then she seemed perfectly fine speaking during interviews.

McCain chose Palin because she was a female governor, who was young, good looking and had a compelling family life and built in anti-abortion story. And because she had a record of fighting corruption. On paper she checked all the right boxes for both conservatives and moderates.

She then stumbled and they made the enormous mistake of letting the media define her in the two weeks after the Convention. I can't believe they didn't do more to put her into good situations.

Alaska, BTW, is the most politically corrupt state in the Union thanks to the oil companies.
We will have to disagree on that one. I think people underestimate the hostility between establishment Republicans ( think Bushes) and the tea party conservatives. Establishment Republicans fought (a very effective) political war of suppression to keep the tea partiers and Christian right in the party with no influence on policy..goes back to the Pat Robertson days.. the newbies had no political sense back then and got played often. Took a decade for them to develop enough cynicism to start ferreting out the RINO's.. Which eventually led to the run up to Trump.. clearly Jeb Bush was more qualified to be president, or Mittens..but these guys were sidelined when the movement became impatient. Trump exploited that perfectly, because he was willing to say publicly what they wanted to hear.. with Palin, there were stronger conservative candidates.. but the establishment did not want to give them a platform.. Look at the GOP retirement as evidence.. Basically the RINO's shut it down after Trump, because they knew his guys would control the money.. it destroyed the old party, which was Trump's goal..
 

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We will have to disagree on that one. I think people underestimate the hostility between establishment Republicans ( think Bushes) and the tea party conservatives. Establishment Republicans fought (a very effective) political war of suppression to keep the tea partiers and Christian right in the party with no influence on policy..goes back to the Pat Robertson days.. the newbies had no political sense back then and got played often. Took a decade for them to develop enough cynicism to start ferreting out the RINO's.. Which eventually led to the run up to Trump.. clearly Jeb Bush was more qualified to be president, or Mittens..but these guys were sidelined when the movement became impatient. Trump exploited that perfectly, because he was willing to say publicly what they wanted to hear.. with Palin, there were stronger conservative candidates.. but the establishment did not want to give them a platform.. Look at the GOP retirement as evidence.. Basically the RINO's shut it down after Trump, because they knew his guys would control the money.. it destroyed the old party, which was Trump's goal..
Yeah, but that presumes that 1) McCain cared about such things during the campaign, he didn't so much, and 2) That McCain would just throw away a chance at the White House.

We have to remember that an Obama victory in 2008 was far from ordained. McCain had a 6 point lead heading into October until Palin went full on stupid.

And the economy imploding.
 

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Trump has announced he will destroy homelessness. And it has nothing to do with Fox News covering the issue recently.

Boy, I hope they are treated better than Trump cheats immigrant toddlers...



Trump Orders Officials to Crack Down on Homelessness in California: Report



President Trump has ordered White House officials to take measures to get homeless people off the streets of California, with discussions of possibly moving them into new government-backed facilities, The Washington Post reports. Other ideas being considered reportedly include razing tent camps that have been set up in major cities, creating new temporary facilities, and refurbishing existing ones.

Officials from the White House, Justice Department, and Department of Housing and Urban Development reportedly arrived in California this week for meetings on the matter. The president is reportedly directly involved in the effort. “Like many Americans, the president has taken notice of the homelessness crisis, particularly in cities and states where the liberal policies are combining to dramatically increase poverty and public health risks,” White House spokesman Judd Deere told the Post.

Trump has appeared to make an effort in recent weeks to spotlight problems in major cities run by Democrats, including Baltimore and Chicago. Fox News has also extensively covered California’s homelessness issue.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-orders-officials-to-crack-down-on-homelessness-in-california-report
 

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Regarding Trump and his business conflicts of interest: Not only is he the only POTUS not to divest himself from his businesses, but he is clearly and brazenly so enriching himself at Tax-Payer expense that it is mind-boggling.

Don't want to see excuses; either embrace it or don't.


DONALD TRUMP HAS SPENT NEARLY A THIRD OF HIS PRESIDENCY VISITING HIS BUSINESS PROPERTIES AT TAXPAYER EXPENSE: REPORT

President Donald Trump has spent nearly a third of his presidency visiting his business properties at taxpayer expense, according to a new report by the government watchdog group Citizens for Ethics and Responsibility in Washington.



CREW has found over 2,300 conflicts of interest resulting from Trump's decision not to divest ownership of his global business empire upon entering office. The group used social media, news reports, Freedom of Information Act responses and other sources of information to tally these instances. The nonprofit added that there are likely more conflicts of interest than the ones they have been able to identify.

"This corrupt relationship between the Trump Organization and the White House leaves the American public in the dark about whether presidential decisions and policy are being made in the best interest of the country or in the best interest of the president's own bottom line," Noah Bookbinder, CREW's executive director, told Newsweek.

According to the watchdog, Trump has visited his properties 362 times at taxpayer expense since his inauguration in 2017. So far in 2019, the president has made 81 trips to his business properties.

"The number of days where President Trump has spent time at a Trump-branded property account for almost a third of the days he's been president," the report said.

CREW also found that 111 foreign officials have made over 130 trips to Trump properties. The visits raise eyebrows as to how much money foreign governments have spent at businesses and properties related to the Trump Organization.

"Not only has President Trump continued to use the presidency to try to enrich himself, he has also granted foreign governments and special interests the opportunity to purchase access to his administration by patronizing his businesses," Bookbinder said.

Over the past two and a half years, Trump Organization properties have raked in nearly $6 million from political groups. So far in 2019, political organizations have spent over $1 million by holding events at Trump properties. Before Trump ran for president, his business empire never made more than $100,000 from political groups in a year, according to CREW.

Trump has faced multiple accusations of violating the emoluments clause of the Constitution for mixing official duties with the Trump Organization.

In June, a Washington Post report found that his private businesses received $1.6 million from Republicans and various federal agencies. The Post surmised that the amount of money Trump has made due to visiting and campaigning at his business properties is likely much more than $1.6 million. But official government spending records are only available through the first half of 2017.

It has also been reported that the president is considering the Trump National Doral to host the G7 summit next year. Ethics experts criticized the move, saying it was just the latest example of Trump's disregard for mixing business with the presidency.

"No other president has retained ownership of a massive global business while serving, so this president's self-enrichment and conflicts of interest represent a unique and unprecedented affront to the democracy," Bookbinder said.

https://www.newsweek.com/trump-spent-one-third-presidency-visiting-business-properties-report-1455319?fbclid=IwAR06ipI97saInzaebXW45aYTZrTWVKC8Du-ZaOKRAE5bFcB_1g_XNVX27bU
 

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Don't want to see excuses; either embrace it or don't.
Yup. Completely agree with this sentiment. There really is no middle ground here. Embrace or condemn, but do not try to excuse.

He's repeatedly proven he hasn't any shame, so this comes as no surprise.
 

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I was listening to CNN in the car on SiriusXM. It's just the tv audio. They had Trump doing his Q&A about Bolton.

I had to turn it off because it was such incoherent nonsense. He would start talking about one thing, then it would lead to Bolton then to something else. Then he'd be asked about vaping which would lead to Bolton somehow and then back again. The subject would change mid "sentence" if that's what you could call what he was using.

Congressional medal of honor to the person who has to transcribe this stuff. Trump would get fewer points than Billy Madison.
 

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