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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    And died of syphilis.
    We can dream.

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    President Donald Trump-1f249cdc-b88e-4543-8062-701fc253abde-jpegPresident Donald Trump-80acf306-f1bd-450f-b44d-54ec2f042942-jpeg

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    I suppose you have to understand how fucking retarded his supporters are to understand why he comes out with this utter shite.

    Deeks and repeater probably lap that shit up like hungry kittens.

    President Trump, in an interview that aired Monday night, said the coronavirus is “under control as much as you can control it” in the United States
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/natio...wpisrc=nl_most

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    "They're dying, it is what it is"


    Donald Trump stumbled through his second damaging interview in as many weeks, floundering in a conversation with the news website Axios over key issues he is tasked with responding to as president.

    It’s been just over two weeks since the president made a series of shocking statements in a one-on-one interview with Fox News, but he packed another host of extraordinary claims into a 37-minute interview released on Monday night by Axios.

    Here are the eight most glaring things Trump said to reporter Jonathan Swan.

    ‘It is what it is’
    In a lengthy discussion about the US’s poor response to coronavirus, Trump described the pandemic as “under control”.

    Swan responded: “How? A thousand Americans are dying a day.”

    “They are dying. That’s true. And you – it is what it is,” Trump said. “But that doesn’t mean we aren’t doing everything we can. It’s under control as much as you can control it.”

    ‘You can’t do that’
    The president then appeared unable to distinguish between different measurements of coronavirus deaths.

    Trump brandished several pieces of paper with graphs and charts.

    United States is lowest in numerous categories. We’re lower than the world. Lower than Europe.”

    “In what?” Swan asked. As it becomes apparent that Trump is talking about the number of deaths as a proportion of confirmed Covid-19 cases, Swan said: “Oh, you’re doing death as a proportion of cases. I’m talking about death as a proportion of population. That’s where the US is really bad. Much worse than Germany, South Korea.”

    Trump responded: “You can’t do that.”

    ‘He didn’t come to my inauguration’
    Trump downplayed the work of the congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis, whose funeral was held last week in Atlanta, Georgia. Instead of Lewis’s legacy, Trump focused on Lewis in relation to himself.

    “I never met John Lewis, actually,” Trump said. “He didn’t come to my inauguration. He didn’t come to my State of the Union speeches, and that’s OK. That’s his right.”

    Lewis’s fight for racial equality includes having his skull broken by state troopers during the 1965 Bloody Sunday march in Alabama. As a congressman he worked across the aisle.

    ‘I did more for the black community than anybody’
    Swan pressed for an analysis of systemic racism. Trump said: “I have seen where there is a difference and I don’t want there to be a difference.”

    When asked why black men are 2.5 times more likely to be killed by police, the president spoke about how many white people are killed by the police.

    Then said: “I did more for the black community than anybody with a possible exception of Abraham Lincoln, whether you like it or not.”

    When asked whether he did more than Lyndon B Johnson, who signed into law the Civil Rights Act in 1964 (and the Voting Rights Act in 1965), Trump didn’t really answer the question.

    ‘I do wish her well’
    Trump stood by a 21 July comment where he said “I wish her well” of Ghislaine Maxwell, a longtime associate of Jeffrey Epstein who faces federal charges for allegedly enabling the disgraced financier’s sex trafficking of minor girls.

    Asked for his thoughts on Maxwell, Trump said, “Yeah, I wish her well. I’d wish you well. I wish a lot of people well.”

    He also promoted the conspiracy theory that Epstein was murdered when he died in a New York jail last August. This has been disputed by the attorney general, William Barr.

    “Her boyfriend died in jail and people are still trying to figure out how did it happen, was it suicide, was he killed?” Trump said. “I do wish her well. I’m not looking for anything bad for her.”

    ‘Lots of things can happen’
    Trump again attacked mail-in voting, which is expected to occur at higher rates in the November election because of the pandemic.

    “It could be decided many months later,” Trump said. “Do you know why? Because lots of things will happen during that period of time. Especially when you have tight margins, lots of things can happen. There’s never been anything like this … Now, of course, right now we have to live with it, but we’re challenging it.”

    ‘I have heard that, but it has never reached my desk’
    Trump said reports that Russia had been offering bounties to the Taliban for attacks on US forces in Afghanistan were “fake news”. When Swan asked whether Trump had ever discussed the bounties with the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, Trump said he had not.

    When Swan asked Trump about Russia supplying weapons to the Taliban, the president asserted: “I have heard that, but it has never reached my desk.”
    'They're dying … it is what it is': key takeaways from Trump's shocking interview | Donald Trump | The Guardian


    Donald Trump flounders in interview over US Covid-19 death toll | US news | The Guardian

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    An Aussie interviewing the POTUS from 2 days ago


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    ^^ Here is the follow-up ...


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    The Axioms interview was so utterly cringeworthy . . . why Trump allows himself to be made look a fool time and again in interviews is a mystery . . . unless he simply doesn't see it.

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    Coward Trump


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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    The Axioms interview was so utterly cringeworthy . . . why Trump allows himself to be made look a fool time and again in interviews is a mystery . . . unless he simply doesn't see it.
    I think that's it right there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    The Axioms interview was so utterly cringeworthy . . . why Trump allows himself to be made look a fool time and again in interviews is a mystery . . . unless he simply doesn't see it.
    He's a narcissist and can't conceive of being made to look stupid, Dunning-Kruger written large. He has also been enabled his whole life and allowed to fail upwards. I guarantee you all his sycophants were falling over themselves to tell him how great and powerful he came off as in that interview and he'll believe it too.

    The Emperor is a moron and can't even dress himself in his new clothes.

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    A side note on the Australian Reporter.

    He is the Son of the now, recently famous Australian ... Dr Norman Swan who is guiding Australia through the Covid-19 Pandemic


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    Considering the destruction of the countries and their population - how honorable (respectable, generous, etc) to get the privilege be part of it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    The Axioms interview was so utterly cringeworthy . . . why Trump allows himself to be made look a fool time and again in interviews is a mystery . . . unless he simply doesn't see it.
    He can't possibly see it.

    (short answer )

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    And moreover:

    Trump RUINED our Venezuela coup and botched ‘winning play,’ cries Democrat senator before getting ROASTED online
    4 Aug 2020

    The Democratic Party’s gripes with President Trump are many, yet the latest may be the most bizarre to date. One senator argued that Trump’s brash personality bungled a perfectly good, American-style coup in Venezuela.

    If Senator Chris Murphy (D-Connecticut) had his way, opposition leader Juan Guaido would be occupying the Presidential Palace in Caracas right now, after the successful ousting of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. Despite the weight the US threw behind Guaido last year, the young upstart’s planned coup was a failure, and Murphy blames Trump for that loss.

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    1/ Today, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on the Trump Administration’s Venezuela policy.

    Short story – it’s been a case study in diplomatic malpractice, and I want to tell you the quick story of how Trump’s bungling has empowered a brutal dictator.
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    2/ In early 2019, an opportunity presented itself. Maduro’s reelection was a fraud, and the world knew it. The charismatic opposition leader, Juan Guaido, stood ready to capitalize and restore democracy to the nation.
    9:30 PM · Aug 4, 2020
    As the Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing on the debacle on Tuesday, Murphy laid out his list of complaints against the coup-bungler-in-chief.

    Chris Murphy
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    3/ The winning play was right in front of us – bring together all of Latin America behind a transition or new, free elections, and take the time to work with or neutralize Maduro’s patrons (Russia, Cuba, and to a lesser extent China).
    9:30 PM · Aug 4, 2020
    First, Trump failed to persuade Russia, Cuba, and China to abandon Maduro. Regarding Russia, Murphy claimed the president was “wrapped around” Vladimir Putin’s finger, and on China, Murphy scolded Trump for prioritizing US trade issues over interventionist adventures abroad.

    Chris Murphy
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    4/ But Trump couldn’t talk to Cuba (bc Obama), Putin had Trump wrapped around his finger, and all Trump wanted to talk to China about was the trade deal. So we made no meaningful effort to move them, and all three stood solidly behind Maduro.
    9:30 PM · Aug 4, 2020
    What followed, Murphy said, was a “running comedy of errors,” from agitating for a failed uprising last April without securing military support for Guaido, to appointing open regime-change enthusiast Elliott Abrams as envoy to Venezuela, to having former national security adviser John Bolton issue vague threats of war at the Latin American country.

    All valid points for any would-be coup plotter to bear in mind. Yet hearing Trump criticized by a Democrat for failing to overthrow a foreign leader by the book is a strange new development in the party’s ‘Orange Man Bad’ rhetoric.

    Murphy was “furious” that America under Trump lost its “natural right” to control who governs Venezuela, journalist Glenn Greenwald remarked.

    Socialist commentator Tom Wojcik quipped that Democrats under Biden will “aggressively prioritize and more competently mount another VZ coup,” all in the name of rewriting the legacy of Trump.

    What Murphy’s thread illustrates, leftist journalist Ben Norton commented, is that the coup attempt in Venezuela was “bipartisan.” At least “this ‘progressive’ imperialist Democrat is being honest,” Norton quipped.

    Trump’s unsuccessful foray into regime change in Venezuela marked a departure from his campaign-trail promise to withdraw the US from foreign conflicts and “regime-change wars,” putting “America First.” Trump has since sacked Bolton and switched his focus from Venezuela to domestic concerns, as well as the ongoing economic conflict with China and occasional flare-ups in tensions with Iran.

    In Caracas, Maduro remains in power, much to the chagrin of Murphy and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle who thought they had a golden ticket in Guaido last year.

    Guaido himself, along with a host of opposition politicians, has pledged to boycott Venezuela’s parliamentary elections in December, claiming Maduro will carry out “electoral fraud” to keep his party in power.

    Trump RUINED our Venezuela coup and botched ‘winning play,’ cries Democrat senator before getting ROASTED online — RT USA News

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    He can't possibly see it.

    (short answer )
    Imagine if he wasn't born into wealth ... what would the cretin be doing

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    The Emperor is a moron and can't even dress himself in his new clothes.
    Yo Semite

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    An Aussie interviewing the POTUS from 2 days ago
    the interview took place over a week ago and aired yesterday morning WIB.
    and btw, it had already been posted on this thread, newbie dave.




    Quote Originally Posted by Humbert View Post
    Yo Semite
    that was simply incredible. had biden done it, it would have been the lede on fox.




    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    why Trump allows himself to be made look a fool time and again in interviews is a mystery
    he has a new campaign manager (stepien).....but after the wallace and swan debacles, his days might be numbered.
    Last edited by raycarey; 05-08-2020 at 04:13 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raycarey View Post
    the interview took place over a week ago and aired yesterday morning WIB.
    and btw, it had already been posted on this thread, newbie dave.






    that was simply incredible. had biden done it, it would have been the lede on fox.






    he has a new campaign manager (stepien).....but after the wallace and swan debacles, his days might be numbered.
    Trump is doing a fantastic job destroying his campaign by himself. Biden just needs to sit back and let him. The best part is he's not going to change.

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    Cue the October fabricated crisis to rally the chickenheads behind the dear leader.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Imagine if he wasn't born into wealth ... what would the cretin be doing
    Marco Rubio said it in the debates, although not early and not forcefully enough:

    He would have been selling fake Rolexes on Times Square.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humbert View Post
    Yo Semite
    So, he was sending a greeting out to his Jewish fans . . . you have a problem with that? Geez, nothing but critics, critics everywhere

    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Marco Rubio said it in the debates, although not early and not forcefully enough:

    He would have been selling fake Rolexes on Times Square
    Ah yes, I remember now . . . so very apt

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Imagine if he wasn't born into wealth ... what would the cretin be doing
    Fucking hookers, taking drugs and screwing people over. So, no real difference

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