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PostRe: The American Politics Thread - Trump fired "crazy nut job" Comey to ease Russia pressure
by Alvin Flummux » Fri May 19, 2017 9:17 pm

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I mean there must be something wrong with him surely? Why does he keep saying this stuff?


Donald Trump's temper-tantrum tactics have been explained by the man himself. The frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination admitted to his biographer that, "When I look at myself in the first grade and I look at myself now, I’m basically the same. The temperament is not that different."

Pulitzer-Prize winning reporter Michael D'Antonio, whose book, Never Enough: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of Success, comes out in late September, nabbed the quotable gem during his six hours of interviews with the real estate king, The New York Times reports. However, as all good reporters should, D'Antonio also corroborated Trump's statement with evidence — from Trump's ex-wives.

"The little boy that still wants attention," explained Marla Maples, Trump's second wife. She wasn't the only one who thought so.

"He wants to be noticed," said Ivana Trump, wife No. 1, who recalled sending [Trump] into a fit of rage by skiing past him on a hill in Aspen, Colorado. Mr. Trump stopped, took off his skis and walked off the trail.

"He could not take it, that I could do something better than he did," she recalled. [The New York Times]


http://theweek.com/speedreads/575962/do ... irst-grade

Donald Trump is the little boy who didn't grow up. Living in the lap of luxury, never being told no, always surrounded by sycophants, he has remained an emotional and mental child, and as we all know, children can't keep secrets.
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PostRe: The American Politics Thread - Trump fired "crazy nut job" Comey to ease Russia pressure
by Garth » Fri May 19, 2017 9:25 pm

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PostRe: The American Politics Thread - Trump fired "crazy nut job" Comey to ease Russia pressure
by Alvin Flummux » Fri May 19, 2017 9:27 pm

Now they can't ding Obama for his comments made to Putin before the 2012 election about it being easier to do things regarding nuclear weapons after the election.
Jupiter is in your sun sign this week, making it pretty crowded in there, what with Jupiter being the largest of the planets and all.
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PostRe: The American Politics Thread - Trump fired "crazy nut job" Comey to ease Russia pressure
by Garth » Fri May 19, 2017 9:53 pm

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PostRe: The American Politics Thread - Trump fired "crazy nut job" Comey to ease Russia pressure
by Peter Crisp » Fri May 19, 2017 10:07 pm

Bloody hell, how are Fox News going to polish this turd sandwich :lol: .
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PostRe: The American Politics Thread - Trump fired "crazy nut job" Comey to ease Russia pressure
by Preezy » Fri May 19, 2017 10:11 pm

Is the net actually closing in?
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PostRe: The American Politics Thread - Trump fired "crazy nut job" Comey to ease Russia pressure
by Met » Fri May 19, 2017 10:11 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:Bloody hell, how are Fox News going to polish this turd sandwich :lol: .


By simply not serving the turd sandwich and instead talking about that time Hillary Clinton ________.
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PostRe: The American Politics Thread - Trump fired "crazy nut job" Comey to ease Russia pressure
by Cuttooth » Fri May 19, 2017 11:43 pm



It's frightening to think he would likely get away with all this (still always a chance he will) if he wasnt just so strawberry floating stupid.

Unbelievably thick.

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Russia probe reaches current White House official

The law enforcement investigation into possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign has identified a current White House official as a significant person of interest, showing that the probe is reaching into the highest levels of government, according to people familiar with the matter.

The senior White House adviser under scrutiny by investigators is someone close to the president, according to these people, who would not further identify the official.

The revelation comes as the investigation also appears to be entering a more overtly active phase, with investigators shifting from work that has remained largely hidden from the public to conducting interviews and using a grand jury to issue subpoenas. The intensity of the probe is expected to accelerate in the coming weeks, the people said.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/na ... 54e381620a



Supposedly this almost certainly means Kushner.
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PostRe: The American Politics Thread - Trump fired "crazy nut job" Comey to ease Russia pressure
by Garth » Sat May 20, 2017 12:50 am

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The "crazy nut job" comments probably didn't help matters for Trump.
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PostRe: The American Politics Thread - Trump fired "crazy nut job" Comey to ease Russia pressure
by Garth » Sat May 20, 2017 1:00 am

Cuttooth wrote:Supposedly this almost certainly means Kushner.


Seems you may be right!

Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner 'person of interest in Russia investigation'

Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has reportedly been identified as a “person of interest” in the ongoing investigation into possible ties between Russia and Donald Trump’s campaign.

The Washington Post said a senior adviser to Mr Trump was among people investigators wanted to speak to. A New York magazine reporter then said the person in question was Mr Kushner, 36, who is married to Mr Trump’s eldest daughter and who flew out of Washington on Friday night to accompany the President on his first official foreign trip.

The Post said the person under investigation was close to the President, but did not identify them. However, the number of people who fit such a profile would be very small.

Yashar Ali, a contributor to New York magazine said on Twitter: “It’s Jared Kushner. Have confirmed this with four people. I’m not speculating.”

The White House did not immediately respond to calls and emails from The Independent seeking comment. The Trump Organisation, which controls the President's financial interests, also did not respond to queries.

White House officials have previously acknowledged contacts between Russian officials and Mr Kushner, as well as with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

The revelation came just two days after the Justice Department announced that former FBI Director, Robert Mueller, had been appointed special counsel to lead the investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Reports suggest the investigation also appears to be entering a more overtly active phase, with investigators shifting from work that has remained largely hidden from the public to conducting interviews and using a grand jury to issue subpoenas. The intensity of the probe is expected to accelerate in the coming weeks, the Post said.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world ... 45916.html

*cough cough*

Mr. Trump was notified only after Mr. Rosenstein signed the order, when the White House counsel, Donald F. McGahn II, walked into the Oval Office around 5:35 p.m. to tell him. Mr. Trump reacted calmly but defiantly, according to two people familiar with the situation, saying he wanted to “fight back.”

He quickly summoned his top advisers, most of whom recommended that he adopt a conciliatory stance. But his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, who had pushed Mr. Trump to fire Mr. Comey, urged the president to counterattack, according to two senior administration officials.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/17/us/p ... ation.html
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PostRe: The American Politics Thread - Trump fired "crazy nut job" Comey to ease Russia pressure
by Garth » Sat May 20, 2017 1:37 am

Anderson Cooper :wub:



Must be really damn tiring having to debate with those paid Trump surrogates on CNN, seems pointless having them there.
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PostRe: The American Politics Thread - Trump fired "crazy nut job" Comey to ease Russia pressure
by Garth » Sat May 20, 2017 9:10 am

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They've become the thing they claim to hate, a safe space filled with snowflakes. Any tiny hint of criticism of Trump in that subreddit gets you banned. Free speech? :lol:

Looks like all the news this week was too much for them to handle :P
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PostRe: The American Politics Thread - Fox News founder Roger Ailes dead
by Osito » Sat May 20, 2017 11:55 am

Just found a range of Trump T-shirts

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About £4 (in China) so might have to get one
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PostRe: The American Politics Thread - Trump fired "crazy nut job" Comey to ease Russia pressure
by Harry Ola » Sat May 20, 2017 12:34 pm

Looks more and more likely that Flynn could be in a lot of trouble.

CNN reports that the Russians bragged about having influence with him during the campaign.

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/05/19/politics/michael-flynn-donald-trump-russia-influence/index.html
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PostRe: The American Politics Thread - Fox News founder Roger Ailes dead
by Moggy » Sat May 20, 2017 12:46 pm

Osito wrote:Just found a range of Trump T-shirts

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About £4 (in China) so might have to get one


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PostRe: The American Politics Thread - Trump fired "crazy nut job" Comey to ease Russia pressure
by chalkitdown » Sat May 20, 2017 1:05 pm

Is there anything his administration hasn't done that he once criticized Obama for? :lol:
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PostRe: The American Politics Thread - Trump fired "crazy nut job" Comey to ease Russia pressure
by Cuttooth » Sat May 20, 2017 2:11 pm

chalkitdown wrote:Is there anything his administration hasn't done that he once criticized Obama for? :lol:

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PostRe: The American Politics Thread - Trump fired "crazy nut job" Comey to ease Russia pressure
by Garth » Sun May 21, 2017 11:46 pm

He's on a hypocritical roll!

Saudi Arabia, U.A.E. Pledge $100 Million to World Bank’s Women Entrepreneurs Fund
Donation announced at event with Ivanka Trump, an advocate for businesswomen who proposed the fund

The World Bank announced Sunday at an event with Ivanka Trump, the U.S. president’s daughter and senior White House adviser, that Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates have pledged a combined $100 million to a fund that will assist women entrepreneurs and small business owners.

“As a female leader within the Trump administration, my focus is to help empower women in the United States and around the globe,”

https://www.wsj.com/articles/saudi-arab ... 1495339028

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PostRe: The American Politics Thread - Trump fired "crazy nut job" Comey to ease Russia pressure
by jiggles » Mon May 22, 2017 12:10 am

Not even a year ago. strawberry float. :lol:
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