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    He's such a petty little man isn't he.

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    While the majority of Americans say they don’t want Donald Trump running for president in 2024, among Republicans, 78% say they want him back, according to a new Quinnipiac poll.


    The pool found a country divided on the former president’s legacy. While just over half of Americans (51%) said Trump has had a mainly negative impact on American politics, 41% say he has had a mainly positive impact. While 51 % said Trump has been undermining democracy, 39% said he has been protecting it.


    “While a majority of Americans say, ‘been there, done that’ about Trump and half feel he has damaged the underpinnings of democracy, support for the former president within the GOP has grown,” said Tim Malloy, a Quinnipiac University Polling Analyst

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    Trump at least tried to do something about the huge trade deficit with China and encouraged companies to manufacture back in the USA which preceding Presidents had failed to do. He renegotiated NAFTA for good or bad depending on your politics. He attempted to get Europe to contribute more to their own defence of Nato. He also did get the drug companies moving on a covid 19 vaccine. There are probably other positives. The fact that he did do so many things wrong doesn't detract from the fact he did do a few things right. Please no whatabouts. The list of wrongs is long and has been done to death.
    The gap between left and right is widening. The left will never see any good in Trump and the right will never see any good in Biden.

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    No companies returned manufacturing to the U.S. thanks to Trump, in fact many started offshoring during the Trump presidency, How was renegotiating NAFTA positive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Cow View Post
    He also did get the drug companies moving on a covid 19 vaccine.
    Yes because there is no chance that they would have been falling over themselves to be the first to bring a vaccine to market, eh?


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    Quote Originally Posted by beachbound View Post
    Trump takes the highroad, once again.

    "Wonderful to see Colin Powell, who made big mistakes on Iraq and famously, so-called weapons of mass destruction, be treated in death so beautifully by the Fake News Media," Trump said in a statement released Tuesday morning. "Hope that happens to me someday. He was a classic RINO, if even that, always being the first to attack other Republicans. He made plenty of mistakes, but anyway, may he Rest In Peace!"-Donald J. Dumpsterfire.
    He takes lack of grace to a whole new level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thailazer View Post
    He takes lack of grace to a whole new level.
    He's such a worthless excuse for a human being.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Cow View Post
    he did do a few things right.
    So friggin’ what? Set aside the fact that most of his “accomplishments” came on the coattails of the Obama administration, anything good that Trump was directly responsible for, is overwhelmingly overshadowed by the damage he has done. He may not have caused the ever-widening divide in the US, but he certainly did nothing to stop it.
    IMO, his greatest “accomplishment” was exposing the fact that we have at least 73,000,000 very ignorant people in the US, who are now eager to show their stupidity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Cow View Post
    Trump at least tried to do something about the huge trade deficit with China and encouraged companies to manufacture back in the USA which preceding Presidents had failed to do. He renegotiated NAFTA for good or bad depending on your politics. He attempted to get Europe to contribute more to their own defence of Nato. He also did get the drug companies moving on a covid 19 vaccine. There are probably other positives. The fact that he did do so many things wrong doesn't detract from the fact he did do a few things right. Please no whatabouts. The list of wrongs is long and has been done to death.
    The gap between left and right is widening. The left will never see any good in Trump and the right will never see any good in Biden.
    All he did was dog whistle to poorly educated white racists without actually doing anything.

    "Look at me fuck the Chinese!" "Yeaaaaaah Whooooo USA! USA!" (He didn't)

    "Look at me fuck the Mexicans!" "Yeaaaaaah Whooooo USA! USA!" (He didn't)

    "Look at me fuck the Europeans!" "Yeaaaaaah Whooooo USA! USA!" (He didn't)

    Meanwhile what he actually did was add to consumer prices by putting tariffs on imported goods, and fuck export markets as the chinkies retaliated.

    And then added a couple of trillion to the debt to give him and his buddies an enormous tax break.

    So what the fuck did he actually achieve?

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    Top Donors to the Trump 2020 Campaign

    The latest list of PACs and individuals who have donated to them


    By DEBORAH D'SOUZA (Investopedia.com)

    Updated October 20, 2021

    Donald Trump announced his reelection bid as soon as he took office four years ago and raised more than $1 billion in the 2020 cycle, according to OpenSecrets. This amount includes donations to his official campaign committee and outside groups such as single-candidate super PACs and hybrid PACs or Carey committees.

    Where Did the Big Money Go?

    Very large donations in U.S. presidential elections are directed to super PACs (political action committees) or hybrid PACs because of the $5,600 limit on how much an individual can give to a candidate’s official campaign committee per election cycle. America First Action, a single-candidate, pro-Trump super PAC founded in April 2017 to support his agenda and deliver him a victory, was the primary recipient of funds from his wealthy backers.

    Millions of dollars have come into the super PAC from the affiliated America First Policies nonprofit, but because it doesn’t disclose its donors, it’s known as a “dark money” group, and we can’t be certain who contributed to it. Trump supporters may have also given to joint fundraising committees set up for the presidential campaign and the Republican National Committee—for example, Trump Victory or the Trump Make America Great Again Committee.

    Demographics

    The biggest industries represented among Trump donors overall this cycle were Health Services, Casinos/Gambling and Finance. Only $8,021 came out of the former president’s pockets this time around, versus $66 million in 2016.

    The following are the top donors to the Trump 2020 campaign (2020 election cycle), according to processed Federal Election Commission data.*

    ** They all gave to the America First Action super PAC.

    Sheldon Adelson, a casino mogul, and his wife, Dr. Miriam Adelson, donated $75 million in 2020 to a super PAC called "Preserve America" that ran a media campaign against the former presidential nominee Joe Biden, now president, in order to help re-elect Trump.1

    1.Timothy Mellon, Pan Am Systems — $10 million

    An heir to the Mellon banking fortune and the grandson of former U.S. Treasury Secretary Andrew Mellon, his is among the biggest donations this election cycle. He owns the largest regional railroad in North America, Pan Am Railways, which went up for sale in July. He’s been notably reclusive and absent from politics. Republican operatives reportedly had to look his name up on Google when he came forward to help.

    2.Kelcy Warren, Energy Transfers — $10 million

    Warren is the co-founder, chair and CEO of Energy Transfers. The Texas-based company owns and operates the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline, which Democratic President Joe Biden may shut down or slow the review process of.

    3.Geoffrey Palmer, G.H. Palmer Associates — $6 million

    Palmer is a real estate magnate whose buildings in Los Angeles are known for their characteristic “fauxtalian” style. He was chosen to be part of Trump’s Great American Economic Revival Industry Groups (Construction/Labor/Workforce) in April 2020.

    4.Linda McMahon, America First Action — $4.5 million

    McMahon is famous for cofounding the WWE franchise with her husband, Vince. She ran the Small Business Administration from 2017 to 2019 and is currently the chair of the America First Action super PAC, to which she gave millions herself.

    5.Patricia Duggan, Philanthropist/Entrepreneur — $3 million

    Duggan is a top Scientology donor. An organization in her name has also separately donated $3 million to the America First Action super PAC this cycle.

    6.Stephen Schwarzman, The Blackstone Group — $3 million

    The billionaire investor and close friend of the president is the chair, CEO and cofounder of publicly traded investment firm The Blackstone Group. He was chosen to be part of Trump’s Great American Economic Revival Industry Groups (Financial Services) in April 2020.

    7.Elizabeth “Liz” Uihlein, Uline — $2 million

    She started the shipping giant Uline with her husband, Richard, in their basement in 1980. Liz was part of Trump’s economic advisory team in 2016. Richard Uihlein donated $750,000.

    8.Diane Hendricks, ABC Supply — $2 million

    She is at the top of Forbes’ America’s Richest Self-Made Women ranking with a net worth of $7 billion. She cofounded ABC Supply, the largest wholesale distributor of roofing products in the country, with her late husband in 1982.

    9.Warren Stephens, Stephens Inc. — $1.5 million

    He is the chair, president, and CEO of the privately held financial services firm, Stephens Inc., which was started in 1933 by his uncle. He was chosen to be part of Trump’s Great American Economic Revival Industry Groups (Financial Services) in April 2020.

    10.Cherna Moskowitz, Hawaiian Gardens Casino — $1.3 million

    Cherna Moskowitz is the president of Hawaiian Gardens Casino in California and the Irving Moskowitz Fundation. She is the widow of Dr. Irving Moskowitz, a prominent physician and philanthropist, who died in 2016.

    Other notables

    Several individuals of the DeVos family have together given $1 million, including Richard DeVos Jr., president of Amway and husband of former U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Daniel DeVos, Suzanne DeVos, Doug DeVos, and Maria DeVos. Walter “Buck” Buckley, the cofounder and CEO of Actua Corp., a publicly traded venture capital firm that underwent liquidation in 2018, donated $1.1 million.

    Individuals donating $1 million each include Ronald Cameron (chair of Arkansas-based poultry company Mountaire Farms), Robert Wood Johnson IV (U.S. ambassador to Britain and pharmaceutical heir), Jeffrey Sprecher (founder, chair, and CEO of Intercontinental Exchange, and chair of the New York Stock Exchange), Rex Sinquefield (index funds pioneer), and Dana White (president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, or UFC).
    Majestically enthroned amid the vulgar herd

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    By DEBORAH D'SOUZA (Investopedia.com)
    I wonder what Deborah's relationship to Dinesh is?
    If any.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckaroo Banzai View Post
    I wonder what Deborah's relationship to Dinesh is?
    If any.
    Wife. Married in 2016.

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    Judge to hear Trump's case against Jan. 6 committee in November

    A federal judge will hear former President Trump's case against the House Jan. 6 Committee's request for extensive records from his administration in a hearing next month.

    U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Chutkan (Appointed by: Barack Obama) on Friday scheduled a Nov. 4 hearing in Trump's lawsuit against the committee, setting a rapid schedule for the case.

    Trump sued the committee earlier this week, seeking to block it from obtaining the records from the National Archives and citing executive privilege claims in pushing to keep them under wraps.

    Appointed by: Barack Obama
    Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.

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    Brad Heath - A federal judge has ruled that Donald Trump's lawsuit against Twitter cannot go forward in Florida, ruling that "status as President of the United States does not exclude him from the requirements of the forum selection clause in Twitter's Terms of Service.": https://twitter.com/bradheath/status...62302392385538



    Motion to Transfer

    https://storage.courtlistener.com/re...95801.87.0.pdf

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    Not that he HAS "status as president of the United States " anyway.
    Last edited by Cujo; 28-10-2021 at 07:41 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S Landreth View Post
    "status as President of the United States
    Good grief . . .

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    Donald Trump SPAC Falls Hard




    A listed special purpose acquisition company linked to former President Donald Trump is on track to post a massive weekly decline.

    Digital World Acquisition (DWAC) closed down nearly 7% Friday to just under 68 a share. This means it fell 28% this week.

    Indeed, it is on track to finish more than 61% off its all-time high of 175, which it reached last Friday.

    Earlier this week Trump outlined his plans for social media site Truth Social. He boasted he will offer a "Big Tent" platform as he locks horns with the likes of Facebook (FB) and Twitter (TWTR).

    "Unlike with the Big Tech platforms, there will be no shadow-banning, throttling, demonetizing, or messing with algorithms for political manipulation," the former president said. "We will not be treating users like lab rats for social experiments, or labeling alternative views as 'disinformation.' "

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    Quote Originally Posted by S Landreth View Post
    Digital World Acquisition (DWAC)
    It couldn't have been scripted better to portray the orange afterbirth and is ego


    Quote Originally Posted by S Landreth View Post
    "Unlike with the Big Tech platforms, there will be no shadow-banning, throttling, demonetizing, or messing with algorithms for political manipulation," the former president said. "We will not be treating users like lab rats for social experiments, or labeling alternative views as 'disinformation.' "
    Yet they have already banned and cancelled several people who joined . . . why does that not surprise

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    The pathetic orange turd never stops.

    He was bragging on his email about being invited to the World Series.

    Turns out he had to ask.


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    Stay at the 11th hour. A higher court has just ruled the records can't be handed over until they've ruled on it. Thus irks the fuck out of me. They're not Trumps personal records, They're the nations and if it doesn't impact national security they should be open to security. At least he's confirming he's got something to hide.
    “If we stop testing right now we’d have very few cases, if any.” Donald J Trump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    A higher court has just ruled the records can't be handed over until they've ruled on it.
    A delay but in the end they will be released. For better or worse, just the way the judicial system works in the US of A.

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    The problem is he could just keep using the courts to delay until the Republicans are in a position to close down the investigation.
    Or the Supreme court rules in Trumps favour.


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    Somebody needs to tell the former guy that he's a private citizen and it's illegal for him to be engaging in foreign policy:


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    His 'envoy ambassador'. What the hell is that?

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    Brian Williams, addressing why Donald called the Grenell guy his "Envoy Ambassador" in a press release: "Because nobody down there at Mar-a-Lago can spell or write."

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