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    Quote Originally Posted by Slick View Post
    Was it grift when then vice president Joe Biden did the exact same thing at his cottage in Delaware?
    This is not the Biden thread though is it.


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    Why I’m Sure Trump Will Run for President in 2024

    July 23, 2021


    Credit...Illustration by Arsh Raziuddin/The New York Times; photograph by Mark Wilson/Getty Images

    By Michael Wolff (NYT)
    Mr. Wolff is the author of three books about the Trump presidency.

    To write three books in four years about Donald Trump has been an immersion into his obsessions and fixations. This is why I know the obvious: Donald Trump will run for president again.

    This spring, in another of his compulsive bids for attention — indifferent to whether it is good or bad — he hosted me at Mar-a-Lago, even after I had written two unflattering books about him (one whose publication he tried to stop), for an interview and dinner. After dinner, I asked about his plans for a presidential library, the traditional retirement project and fund-raising scheme of ex-presidents. There was a flash of confusion on his uniquely readable face, and then anger, aroused, I figured, by the implication of what I seemed to be saying — that his time in office was past.
    “No way, no way,” he snarled, “no way.”

    It is an existential predicament: He can’t be Donald Trump without a claim on the presidency. He can’t hold the attention and devotion of the Republican Party if he is not both once and future king — and why would he ever give that up? Indeed, it seemed to be that I was strategically seated in the lobby of Mar-a-Lago when I arrived precisely so I could overhear the efforts by a Republican delegation to court and grovel before Mr. Trump and to observe his dismissive dominance over them.
    More than a bit of his subsequent conversation with me was about his contempt for any Republican who might be less than absolute in his or her devotion to him — after all, he had the power to make or break the people who have since disappointed him (like Senator Mitch McConnell and Justice Brett Kavanaugh). He seemed not so much paranoid about challenges to him but warlike, savoring his future retributions.

    He repeatedly returns to his grudge against his once obsequious vice president with relish; Mike Pence has become more public about his own political ambitions. In his telling, it is Mr. Pence whose actions confirmed “the steal,” by his refusal to overturn the electoral vote count, over which he presided in January in the Senate. I believe he will run again just to stop the men who, in his view, helped take the presidency from him from trying to get it for themselves. The reports that reach him of the West Wing and members of his administration who refuse to subscribe to the idea of “the steal” only feeds his fury and determination to punish all doubters — “some very weak people who have worked for me but won’t in the future,” as he told me.

    Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida has become another frequent subject at Mr. Trump’s Bedminster, N.J., golf club, where the former president is spending the summer away from the Florida heat. Many members of Trumpworld believe Mr. DeSantis, who came in second to Mr. Trump in a CPAC straw poll this month, might, unbelievably, run for the 2024 nomination even if Mr. Trump runs. The idea that Mr. DeSantis, who Mr. Trump believes he “made” by his endorsement, might not accept his dependence on and obligation to Mr. Trump would be a personal affront that must be met. Mr. Trump pointedly blew off the governor’s request that he postpone a Florida rally in the aftermath of the Surfside building collapse. Clear message: The governor is not the boss of him. (Mr. DeSantis has denied making this request.)

    The continued career of Mr. McConnell, to whom Mr. Trump has not spoken since vilifying him with a heap of obscenity after Mr. McConnell acknowledged Joe Biden’s victory, is unfinished business. (Trump aides believe the two are likely to never speak again.)

    Mr. Trump believes that Mr. McConnell retained his Senate seat in 2020 only because of his support. The war against Mr. McConnell is a war about who controls the Republican Party — if it’s Mr. Trump’s party, it can’t be Mr. McConnell’s. If candidates win because of his endorsements, thereby making Mr. Trump himself the ultimate winner, and inevitable front-runner, then it’s surely his party. Mr. Trump, whose political muscle helped oust some Republican enemies from office in 2018, is confident about evicting Mr. McConnell once back in power. (I doubt he pays attention to the fact that Mr. McConnell was re-elected to a six-year term and has a reasonable chance of becoming the Senate majority leader again.)

    Many Democrats believe that the legal pursuit of the former president’s family business in New York, and other cases, including the investigation of his attempt to overturn election results in Georgia, might seriously impede his political future. But in Mr. Trump’s logic, this will run the opposite way: Running for president is the best way to directly challenge the prosecutors.

    Mr. Trump also believes he has a magic bullet. In his telling, the Republicans almost took back the House in 2020 because of his “telerallies,” telephone conference calls in congressional districts that attracted in some instances tens of thousands of callers. Who has that draw? he asked me, nearly smacking his lips. In 2022, with his draw, the Republicans, he is certain, will retake the House with his chosen slate of candidates. And indeed, this actually might be true.
    But perhaps most important, there is his classic hucksterism, and his synoptic U.S.P. — unique selling proposition. In 2016 it was “the wall.” For 2022 and 2024 he will have another proposition available: “the steal,” a rallying cry of rage and simplicity.

    For Democrats, who see him exiled to Mar-a-Lago, stripped of his key social media platforms and facing determined prosecutors, his future seems risible if not pathetic. But this is Donald Trump, always ready to strike back harder than he has been struck, to blame anyone but himself, to silence any doubts with the sound of his own voice, to take what he believes is his and, most of all, to seize all available attention.

    Sound the alarm.
    Majestically enthroned amid the vulgar herd

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    Sound the alarm.
    Meh. He will lose and sink the GOP ship of fools with him. Bring it on.

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    I bet the Taliban are more scared of Trump than Biden.

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    Quote Originally Posted by havnfun View Post
    I bet the Taliban are more scared of Trump than Biden.
    Aren't we all ?

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    Yes, So was Kim. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by havnfun View Post
    I bet the Taliban are more scared of Trump than Biden.

    'Trump is a weak man's idea of a strong man...'

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    Dont know why Trump is worthy of a comment. He is done and dusted and thus closes an embarassing chapter of American History wher he belongs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Cow View Post
    Dont know why Trump is worthy of a comment. He is done and dusted and thus closes an embarassing chapter of American History wher he belongs.
    Wish that were true, but it sadly is not. He's got full control of the Republican Party.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Cow View Post
    Dont know why Trump is worthy of a comment. He is done and dusted and thus closes an embarassing chapter of American History wher he belongs.
    You just hold on right there fellah, didn't he take over the presidency last Saturday?

    That's what my parler buddies were telling me.

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    Did we used to have the most beautiful, hottest, most sexy, elegant first lady ever.





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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    Why I’m Sure Trump Will Run for President in 2024
    Good for you but I disagree. 2024 is a political lifetime away.
    Trump will run but by the time the primaries roll around more and more Republicans will see Trump is really not worth licking his boots anymore as they see their "base" slowly dwindling.
    Trump will as Trump does raise funds for his campaign to enrich himself, lose and claim it was rigged.
    Trump will go to his grave a 2 time loser even though never once admitting so.
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

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    Trumps not running in 2024 Norton, when asked he only sais " i can't say because of the campaign rules but you will be very very happy" So see you will be happy.
    Last edited by havnfun; 23-08-2021 at 05:53 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by havnfun View Post
    Trumps not running in 2024 Norton, when asked he only sais " i can't say because of the rules but you will be very very happy" So see you will be happy.
    There are no rules preventing him from running, yet.

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    Fixed(edited) it to be more specific^^.

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    Trump booed by his followers - Covid Vaccine at fault

    These people are even thicker than the orange afterbirth . . .

    Trump booed after telling supporters to get Covid vaccine




    Former president held rally in Cullman, Alabama, a city struggling to cope with cases and hospitalisations




    Former president Donald Trump holds rally in Cullman, Alabama, on Saturday. Photograph: Robin Rayne/ZUMA Press Wire/REX/Shutterstock


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    rally in Alabama on Saturday night, Donald Trump heard the unusual sound of booing and jeering aimed his way, after he told supporters: “I recommend taking the vaccines.”



    Tennessee radio host who criticised vaccine efforts dies of Covid-19


    The former president was speaking in Cullman, Alabama, a city struggling to cope with Covid-19 cases and hospitalisations.
    Like other states home to resistance to vaccinations and other public health measures often stoked by Republican leaders, Alabama is currently at the mercy of the Delta variant of the coronavirus.
    “I believe totally in your freedoms,” Trump said. “I do, you’re free, you got to do what you have to do.
    “But I recommend taking the vaccines. I did it, it’s good, take the vaccines.”
    Trump was vaccinated while in office, having been hospitalised with Covid-19 last October. He has told supporters they should follow suit.
    In Alabama, responding to boos and jeers, he said: “That’s OK. That’s all right. That’s good, you got your freedoms.
    “But I happen to take the vaccine. If it doesn’t work, you’ll be the first to know. OK.”
    Ahead of the Trump rally, local authorities said they feared a super-spreader event.
    According to AL.com, Luke Satterfield, an attorney for the city, said: “We want to prevent as many non-Covid related things as possible, so our hospital can use its resources to focus on the pandemic and its variants. We don’t want to put any extra strain on them.”
    As the Delta variant surges across the US, hospitalisations and deaths from Covid-19 are overwhelmingly among the unvaccinated.
    In Alabama, the state hospital association said this week that 85% of hospitalized Covid-19 patients were unvaccinated. Alabama is also seeing a surge in Covid cases among children. The state this week had 50 children hospitalized with Covid-19.
    Dr Karen Landers, a pediatrician with the Alabama health department, told the Associated Press she was “very concerned … children can and do contract and spread Covid-19”.
    Elsewhere on Saturday the Republican governor of Texas, another state struggling with Covid cases and political turmoil over public health mandates, said he had tested negative for Covid-19 four days after testing positive.



    “I’m told that my infection was brief and mild because of the vaccination that I received,” Greg Abbot said, in a video posted to Twitter. “So I encourage others who have not yet received the vaccination to consider getting one.”
    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...-covid-vaccine

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    Welcome back PH, too bad the post is on the previous page.

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    She's a little slut, when she wants to be.








    And sexless Don is paying the freight, and there is nothing he can do about it, which makes it doubly funny.

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    Look at that AUSSIE BLOKE, smiling. I bet he got a mouthful from his missus when he got home.

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    Aaaaaaahhhhhhhhh I just realized who was trying to stick the tongue in, in the photo^. Justin Treadlow, The worlds number one virtue signaller

    Ask any women, these guys are the biggest creeps, they will penatrate a woman before her tears stop.

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    [/QUOTE=panama hat;4299454]Trump booed by his followers - Covid Vaccine at fault[/QUOTE]

    Somebody call it "booing"?

    https://twitter.com/atrupar/status/1...F%3Fid%3D62479


    Not so small crowd "booing":
    President Donald Trump-trump-alabama-jpg

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    ^ A stooge fest with a combined IQ of no more than 50, and ClownDyke would fit right in.

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    ^ Wholly molly, I thought it was the crowds trying to get into Kabul Airport Afghanistan,

    Bet could they get hotdogs too

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    A picture is worth a thousand words. No wonder diaper Don is visibly upset with his slutty "wife". PM Trudeau, who had the whole world laughing at him at a G7 summit, is openly flirting with Don's wife anywhere and everywhere without a worry in the world. Even Brigitte Macron, the wife of the French president, is quite amused by the outward love affair on display for the whole world to see. In the end, diaper Don was snookered by a slut. Hilarious.


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    Treadlow is trying to get a wet one, Who wouldn't.

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