The Trump Presidency

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It’s hard to believe that anyone is surprised by the recent revelations, but it’s looking to be the final nail in his coffin (see recent polls of active duty troops favouring Biden over Trump by a significant margin).

you want to put money on that?
 

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By the way both the President and the former Vice President received draft deferments. I guess John Kerry is the only one that really served minus the home duties of George W Bush.
 

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you want to put money on that?
That Biden wins the electoral college In November? Sure.

I’m definitely not betting on him accomplishing much after that, but I think he will sail across the line on the anti-Trump vote.
 

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By the way both the President and the former Vice President received draft deferments. I guess John Kerry is the only one that really served minus the home duties of George W Bush.
A college deferment is certainly nothing to be proud of, but it’s better than a fake medical exemption.

And if you are talking veteran Presidential candidates, then Jim Fucking Webb!
 

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A college deferment is certainly nothing to be proud of, but it’s better than a fake medical exemption.

And if you are talking veteran Presidential candidates, then Jim Fucking Webb!
You and jim webb
 

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He still has this guy’s vote Dropbear.

“So, when I read the anonymous allegations this week that President Trump spoke disparagingly of our troops, I knew they simply weren’t true — or were taken completely out of context in order to hurt him before the election.

President Trump’s actions have shown our troops more respect than any president in my lifetime. His use of decisive military force only when absolutely necessary, combined with his reluctance to use the military as the sole tool of foreign policy, is not only good and smart, but the sign of utmost respect for the lives of our troops.“
 

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Frum nails it pretty well, here. We all know it’s true.

Those in attendance have disputed the anonymous source.

You'd think they'd have had enough of the anonymous source after the 2016 pissgate fiasco that failed to derail the Trump juggernaut.

 
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Trump campaign ad encourages people to support “our troops” .... with a silhouette of a MIG-29 and Russian troops with AK74 rifle:


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"Barr did not mention any specific cases, but he has been criticized by current and former government lawyers for moving to abandon the prosecution of President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn and seeking a less harsh sentence for Roger Stone, a former Trump campaign adviser. Career Justice Department lawyers quit the prosecution teams in both cases."

Justice is blind.
 

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Lovely Trump story on BBC radio 4 news.

It stated Trump welcomed a rise in Covid for his election campaign as he meant he would not have to shake hands with ‘disgusting people’.

Laugh out loud funny. A great start to the day.
 

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Surprised at the announcement. Sucks the wind out of the Democrats claiming to the mantle of gender and race equality. I do find it suspect that a woman will contribute to the agenda of dismantling Roe vs Wade.

All this time I thought Ted Cruz was in the running.
 

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Rohrabacher and Johnson said Trump knew about the meeting and approved offering Assange what they described as a "win-win" proposal, according to [Assange's attorney] Robinson's statement provided to Assange's hearing in Old Bailey court.

I'm sure that I've heard a term for this sort of thing before... something like "quid pro quo"?
 

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here's another one for the semitic warriors out there

Interesting. I don’t think James Mason actually ever joined AWD. He was more a father figure and inspiration, through his writing. Kinda surprising that he is getting active again, now. Not surprising that a lot of former AWD followers would join him.
 

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”Trump liked the conflict between his children, on the one hand, and Kelly and McGahn, on the other, because it meant that they were distracted by undercutting each other and less focused on containing him.”
 

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The fact that I have paid more in Federal Taxes over the last 10 years than President Trump is indicative of two things: 1) he and his accountants committed fraud; and 2) there is something wrong with the tax system in this country.
 

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The fact that I have paid more in Federal Taxes over the last 10 years than President Trump is indicative of two things: 1) he and his accountants committed fraud; and 2) there is something wrong with the tax system in this country.
Another explanation is that he has very good accountants, which leads into your last point that I agree with.

Tangentially connected, in Britain there is a lot of confusion about how corporation tax is levied. You will often see commentators talk about Corporation XYZ having a turnover of for example £30 B but haven't paid any corporation tax. What they don't understand (or do, but are being dishonest) is that corporation tax isn't levied on turnover, is levied on profit.

Its not uncommon for large organisations to have large turnovers but to have made little or no profit that particular year for a variety of reasons, and not always dishonest ones.
 

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Another explanation is that he has very good accountants, which leads into your last point that I agree with.

Tangentially connected, in Britain there is a lot of confusion about how corporation tax is levied. You will often see commentators talk about Corporation XYZ having a turnover of for example £30 B but haven't paid any corporation tax. What they don't understand (or do, but are being dishonest) is that corporation tax isn't levied on turnover, is levied on profit.

Its not uncommon for large organisations to have large turnovers but to have made little or no profit that particular year for a variety of reasons, and not always dishonest ones.
Behind the hysteria and we're going to get him this time, yet another damp squib.
 

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Unethical? Absolutely. Illegal? Maybe, maybe not. He dodged the draft and dodged paying taxes because he has good people on the payroll to ensure it is all legal.

Politically, it looks bad that he is a non contributor and that all his businesses have been consistently failing for decades.

His party is now stuck in a bind. 1) Either Trump cheated to lower his tax liability; or 2) The tax code is so broken that the claim wealthy Americans pay "too much in taxes" is clearly false news.

Of more concern is the revelations about his massive personal loans (from Russian oligarchs and foreign bankers) about to come due and the national security implications.
 

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did all y'all read this and view the charts too? Very illuminating.

 

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His party is now stuck in a bind. 1) Either Trump cheated to lower his tax liability; or 2) The tax code is so broken that the claim wealthy Americans pay "too much in taxes" is clearly false news.

Of more concern is the revelations about his massive personal loans (from Russian oligarchs and foreign bankers) about to come due and the national security implications.
did you drink some liberal juice and turn into a rachel maddow viewer overnight? none of this will mean anything. none of it.
 
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