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by Sleighamorph » Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:17 pm

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BBC wrote:On 7 February Donald Trump tweeted that it was a "disgrace" that he did not have his full cabinet of top-level presidential appointments confirmed by the US Senate. He called it the "longest such delay in the history of our country" and blamed it on Democratic obstruction.


Is that true?

Is it strawberry float. :lol:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-38913709

Like I said, in 2020 he's going to spin the idea that things have only gone so badly because the democrats we're getting in his way, and his supporters are stupid enough to believe it.

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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:23 pm

Hexx wrote:





25 minutes to write 3 continuous Tweets

Yemen raid was a win guys! The US is going to win under Trump!


He's still picking on war heroes then. :lol:

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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by KK » Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:26 pm

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It was the journalistic coup of the moment, the first British newspaper interview with Donald Trump since his victory. But there was one thing The Times of London did not reveal: that its proprietor Rupert Murdoch was sitting in on the conversation.

The chairman of News Corp did not feature in photographs of the encounter last month at the top of Trump Tower in Manhattan but two people have confirmed he was in the room. The interview was conducted by Michael Gove, a former British cabinet minister and proponent of the UK’s exit from the EU.

Mr Murdoch’s presence is a sign of the mogul’s interest in Mr Trump and his close relationship with the new president and his family.

Oh, you son of a bitch.

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by Sleighamorph » Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:26 pm

America needs to get on tiger blood! Winning!

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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:30 pm

KKLEIN wrote:
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It was the journalistic coup of the moment, the first British newspaper interview with Donald Trump since his victory. But there was one thing The Times of London did not reveal: that its proprietor Rupert Murdoch was sitting in on the conversation.

The chairman of News Corp did not feature in photographs of the encounter last month at the top of Trump Tower in Manhattan but two people have confirmed he was in the room. The interview was conducted by Michael Gove, a former British cabinet minister and proponent of the UK’s exit from the EU.

Mr Murdoch’s presence is a sign of the mogul’s interest in Mr Trump and his close relationship with the new president and his family.

Oh, you son of a bitch.


So it's President Bannon and Vice President Murdoch then?

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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by OrangeReindeer » Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:37 pm

Every day I creep closer to being a Murdoch conspiracy theory believer

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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by Harry Ola » Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:11 pm

Moggy wrote:
Hexx wrote:

25 minutes to write 3 continuous Tweets

Yemen raid was a win guys! The US is going to win under Trump!


He's still picking on war heroes then. :lol:


It's getting difficult to tell with Trump, but a tweet that talks about winning when a soldier lost his life could end up being one of his bigger missteps (for now). Surely people are not going to let him get away with this.

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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by Preezy » Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:30 pm

Harry Ola wrote:Surely people are not going to let him get away with this.

That was his campaign slogan :dread:

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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by Hexx » Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:59 pm

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world ... 72001.html

Donald Trump has signed three executive orders to deal with "public safety", including handing more authority to the police.

At the formal ceremony to appoint Jeff Sessions as Attorney General, the President outlined the new mandate that Mr Sessions would have, including tackling crime, drug cartels and terrorism.

He insisted that the US faced the "threat of rising crime" and that "things will get better very soon".

"I am directing the Department of Justice to reduce crimes and crimes of violence against law enforcement officers," he said.

"It's a shame, what has been happening to our great, our truly great, law enforcement officers. That is going to stop today."

No mention was made of the hundreds of people who die at the hands of law enforcement every year.

There were 968 deaths last year, according to The Washington Post, and more than 130 people so far in 2017, according to a database called killedbypolice.net

His speech comes shortly after the former administration's DoJ concluded that Chicago had suffered a pattern of excessive force, particularly against its communities of colour, by law enforcement. Chicago was just one city being investigated under former President Barack Obama as shocking videos emerged that showed people such as Trayvon Martin, Sandra Bland, Walter Scott and Freddie Gray being arrested and killed at the hands of police officers. 

Civil rights campaigners say the new mandate under Jeff Sessions is unlikely to include continuing the former department's investigation on these deaths or follow through on policing reform.

The rate of police officers being indicted or convicted is extremely low. 

At the swearing-in ceremony of Mr Sessions on Thursday, Mr Trump added that the three new executive orders, including ordering the Department of Homeland Security to "break the back of criminal cartels" and asking the Department of Justice to implement a task force to reduce violent crime, were giving a "clear sign" to criminals.

"Your day is over," he declared. "A new era of justice begins and it begins right now."

Mr Sessions, a longtime Senator from Alabama who was once deemed too racist to serve as a federal judge, told reporters that the US "has a crime problem".

"I wish the rise that we're seeing in crime in America today were some sort of aberration or a blip," he said.

"My best judgement, having been involved in criminal law enforcement for many years, is that this is a dangerous, permanent trend that puts the health and safety of America at risk," he added.

Mr Trump's and Mr Sessions' claims of permanent, rising crime have consistently been debunked.

Despite a slight rise in crime over the past two years, it has gone down significantly over several decades and is much lower than in the 1980s and 1990s.

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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by Hexx » Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:19 pm

http://uk.businessinsider.com/kellyanne ... ?r=US&IR=T

I'm sure that massive violation will cost her her job

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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by KK » Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:29 pm

Bent coppers are going to have an absolute field day, as if they weren't already.

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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by TV Dinner » Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:48 pm

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Rex Kramer wrote:Whereas Donald's Vietnam war service was exemplary??


Don't be unfair, Trump had a bad foot.

Easy D can't actually remember which foot it was though when asked. The army equivalent of your mum writing a note to get you out of PE.

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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:55 pm

Memento Mori wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Rex Kramer wrote:Whereas Donald's Vietnam war service was exemplary??


Don't be unfair, Trump had a bad foot.

Easy D can't actually remember which foot it was though when asked. The army equivalent of your mum writing a note to get you out of PE.


He got out of Vietnam with a verruca? :shock:

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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by Rex Kramer » Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:57 pm

Moggy wrote:
Memento Mori wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Rex Kramer wrote:Whereas Donald's Vietnam war service was exemplary??


Don't be unfair, Trump had a bad foot.

Easy D can't actually remember which foot it was though when asked. The army equivalent of your mum writing a note to get you out of PE.


He got out of Vietnam with a verruca? :shock:

And a massive backhander (the only massive hand he'll ever have).


Allegedly

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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by KK » Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:12 pm

Surprised by how much play Theresa May's comments today are getting on US TV, considering how she has said it before...

“We thought that was wrong, that was divisive; it is not a policy that the United Kingdom would adopt.”

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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by Return_of_the_STAR » Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:43 pm

Hexx wrote:


I actually agree with the propaganda guy press secretary here. Trump doesn't need to tweet about Quebec, it was addressed through the proper official channels. Would the guy asking the question have preferred that trump just wrote 'omg guys, some bad guy as just shot up a loads of Muslims in Canada' and left it at that? We shouldn't be encouraging trump to tweet more than what he currently does. I would prefer that serious world events are only handled via the proper channels and not on twitter.

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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by Sleighamorph » Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:53 pm

The issue is that he tweets about everything except the attacks carried out by non-muslim white guys.

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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by Return_of_the_STAR » Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:07 pm

Lagamorph wrote:The issue is that he tweets about everything except the attacks carried out by non-muslim white guys.


But he doesn't actually tweet about everything. He mostly tweets about thinks that will get him headlines.

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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by KK » Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:31 pm

The US appeals court has upheld the suspension of Trump's travel ban. He's going to be annoyed tonight!

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