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  1. lurcher1948

     /  March 21, 2017

    Trumps rating approval is 37% the worse for a president in 72 years,and along with his stupid brain farts and lieing,within a year if he is alive could be in single figures…

    • Joe Bloggs

       /  March 21, 2017

      i’m picking GOP disasters are looming in ’18 if this keeps going…

  2. Joe Bloggs

     /  March 21, 2017

    How trump is failing the people who voted him in:

    1. Part of Trump’s appeal was his assertion that he was a born winner who’d keep winning for Americans. So far, however, he has done a lot of losing. He lost Mike Flynn to scandal; he lost judicial rulings over his poorly constructed travel ban; the first special-operations raid that he approved was a disaster; Angela Merkel rebuked his suggestion that Germany owes more to NATO; he even messed up his first call with the leader of Australia, a close ally; and it’s hard to think of a foreign leader who respects America more now.

    2. Some Trump supporters are figuring out that recently proposed changes to health-care policy and the federal budget would be excellent for folks a lot richer than they are, but very hard on working class people who voted Trump. On health care, after promising “insurance for everybody,” Trump is complicit in a GOP plan that the CBO expects to insure millions and millions fewer people. And Trump told Tucker Carlson of Fox News that he knows the bill would be extra hard on Americans in the counties that he won….

    3. But rather than behave better, Trump has exploited the presidency to benefit himself and his family to an unprecedented degree. Kellyanne Conway stood in front of the White House in an on-the-clock TV interview and told the public to buy Ivanka Trump clothing! The Trump Organization keeps making money off foreign entities, even as Trump himself refuses to divest from his business (or to release his tax returns). And his sons aren’t just continuing to do deals around the globe—their habits, along with Trump’s insistence on spending most weekends at his Florida vacation palace, mean taxpayers are footing an unprecedented bill to facilitate luxury travel for billionaires.

    4. Americans don’t want their country to be a laughingstock. Trump’s insistence on continuing to tweet, even now that he’s won the presidency, makes him a laughingstock, whether during frivolous moments, like his childish feud with Snoop Doggy Dogg, or very serious ones, like his erratic tweet alleging that President Obama wiretapped Trump Tower just before the election. During the campaign, I interviewed many Republicans who believed that Trump’s behavior as a candidate was mostly for show. They assumed that he would exhibit more discipline and judgment if elected. He hasn’t.

    https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/03/why-president-trump-deserves-his-low-approval-rating/520107/

    That last couple of sentences are telling – I remember a couple of trump’s cultists voicing those beliefs on this very blog prior to the election. Sad. So wrong. So much denial.

  3. Joe Bloggs

     /  March 21, 2017

    Seems that trump has let slip the dogs of war…and they’ve rounded on him big-time…

    a former Republican congressman has given his own damning assessment of the reality star-turned leader of the free world: Trump isn’t “intellectually qualified to be President of the United States”.

    “He does not practice in details, nor understand the finer points of domestic or foreign policy,” David Jolly told CNN.

    “When he throws out a wiretap charge, what does that mean? We know he’s lying about that, but he doesn’t understand what a Fisa [Federal Intelligence Surveillance Act] court is. He doesn’t understand that he just made an allegation of a felony, he doesn’t understand that he’s crippling the United States on a world stage. That speaks to more than credibility, that speaks to intellect.”

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11822303

  4. Nelly Smickers

     /  March 21, 2017

    Wayne was corresponding earlier with a War Memorabilia collector in the US….he asked him what he thought of Trump?

    His response, “Everyone knows Trump’s a lunatic, but anything’s better than Obama”

    😄

  5. Alan Wilkinson

     /  March 21, 2017

    I suspect this is the real US political story. The rest is just smoke and baloney:
    http://theweek.com/articles/686660/how-establishment-throttled-president-trump