Is Trump Mad?

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Is Trump Mad?

yes
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64%
no
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27%
maybe
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maybe not
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dont know
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Total votes: 132

mikeymo
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Re: Is Trump Mad?

Postby mikeymo » 29 Oct 2020, 10:19pm

simonineaston wrote:Fascinating piece here, in the Grauniad today, about our favourite bonkers-person... staunch Tories need not fear they're about to be exposed to a whinging lefty angst-fest, should they choose to click the link - granted one of the 4 comments is by Bob Woodward (he of Watergate fame, no less... played by Robert Redford in All The President's Men) but the other 2 are by his niece, who we should recall is an experienced academic, specialising in Psychology and the last by John Bolton, who is about as right-wing a hawk as you can get... I don't know whether to be reassured by the notion that the Good Folk of America must surely have realised what the bloke is really like, by now - or else be well & truly alarmed by the prospect of him doing something very, very dangerous while he still has access to that briefcase!! :shock:
EDIT: Oops - I overlooked Tony Scarramucci - mind you, that's probably a good idea!


Good read, that Guardian article, thanks for the link.

Last few days I've been watching The Trump Show. I think Anthony Scarramucci comes across very very well. He strikes me as a thoroughly decent man, who knows he made a mistake.

I'm looking forward to my Trump book, which is arriving tomorrow. No, not "The Art of Building Gaudy Hotels" or whatever it's called, the one by his niece.

One reason I'm cautious of going near Ancestry.com is the within-the-bounds-of-possibility that I'm actually related to Donald Trump.

reohn2
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Re: Is Trump Mad?

Postby reohn2 » 29 Oct 2020, 11:13pm

Pebble wrote: ........Seems to be the modern way in politics, who is the least worse.

Quite!
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mercalia
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Re: Is Trump Mad?

Postby mercalia » 30 Oct 2020, 4:53pm

I was just listening to LBC and heard the commentators in USA now think that Trump is a whisker away from a 2nd term!!!! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

kwackers
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Re: Is Trump Mad?

Postby kwackers » 30 Oct 2020, 5:27pm

mercalia wrote:I was just listening to LBC and heard the commentators in USA now think that Trump is a whisker away from a 2nd term!!!! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

Why worry?
I think it'll be quite funny, I don't think the damage he's done will be apparent until the end of a second term.

Bit like brexit really, it's done, you know it's going to be a disaster, you can't do anything about it so may as well just sit back and enjoy the show.

Of course his supporters will just blame covid in the same way our lot blame the EU.

thirdcrank
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Re: Is Trump Mad?

Postby thirdcrank » 30 Oct 2020, 5:58pm

I'm expecting the modern equivalent of the Zinoviev Letter, but AIUI, a lot of votes have already been cast.

windmiller
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Re: Is Trump Mad?

Postby windmiller » 30 Oct 2020, 6:13pm

For the sake of world peace I hope that Trump wins, though I doubt that there will be much peace in America if he does. The intolerant bigoted Democrats are hot wired and rabidly against democracy.

Bonefishblues
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Re: Is Trump Mad?

Postby Bonefishblues » 30 Oct 2020, 6:30pm

Amongst your finer work. Respect :D

reohn2
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Re: Is Trump Mad?

Postby reohn2 » 31 Oct 2020, 12:29am

Bonefishblues wrote:Amongst your finer work. Respect :D

And true to form :lol: :lol: :lol:
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mercalia
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Re: Is Trump Mad?

Postby mercalia » 31 Oct 2020, 1:40pm

a rather shocking story of Trump America from a family that moved there during the Obama presidency and are thinking of returning home to London

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2020/oct/31/we-left-the-uk-for-portland-expecting-a-liberal-dream-that-wasnt-the-reality?

kwackers
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Re: Is Trump Mad?

Postby kwackers » 31 Oct 2020, 2:22pm

mercalia wrote:a rather shocking story of Trump America from a family that moved there during the Obama presidency and are thinking of returning home to London

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2020/oct/31/we-left-the-uk-for-portland-expecting-a-liberal-dream-that-wasnt-the-reality?

"Liberal dream"?

IMO the U.S is conservative to its core.
I'm slightly surprised Portland is as bad as she says though, being on the west coast and just south of Canada...

Mike Sales
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Re: Is Trump Mad?

Postby Mike Sales » 31 Oct 2020, 5:38pm

One definition of madness is that it is an inability to function in mainstream society. Trump has functioned all too well. Perhaps it is America that is mad.

mikeymo
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Re: Is Trump Mad?

Postby mikeymo » 1 Nov 2020, 11:17am

I've just bought this:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Too-Much-Never-Enough-Dangerous/dp/1982141468

I've only read the first few pages, but it's already quite revealing.

pete75
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Re: Is Trump Mad?

Postby pete75 » 1 Nov 2020, 4:26pm

If Trump loses as looks likely it'll be a blow to the right here. Doubtless Johnson will try and cobble up a deal with the EU because he wouldn't get a trade deal with the USA any time soon if ever.

mercalia
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Re: Is Trump Mad?

Postby mercalia » 1 Nov 2020, 7:19pm

what has Trump said Your Country?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-us-2020-54736485

find out and have laugh? ( what a nice guy he is really)

mercalia
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Re: Is Trump Mad?

Postby mercalia » 3 Nov 2020, 6:36pm

The ideal result?
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