Is Trump Mad?

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Is Trump Mad?

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Psamathe
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Re: Is Trump Mad?

Postby Psamathe » 1 Sep 2019, 4:32pm

A couple of reports that for me illustrate how unsuited Trump is to his position, something that shows just how unthinking he is:
https://psamathe.net/tag/cycle-gear/ wrote:Trump plays golf after cancelling trip to Poland to observe Second World War anniversary

US president Donald Trump is under fire after finding time to play golf after he cancelled his trip to Poland to observe commemorative services remembering the onset of the Second World War.

President Trump was initially understood to be abandoning his visit to Europe in order to monitor the federal response to Hurricane Dorian as it approaches the southeastern coast of the US, but instead he flew from the presidential retreat of Camp David in Maryland to the Trump National Golf Club in Potomac Falls, Virginia, on Saturday.

And
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-news-latest-hurricane-dorian-debra-messing-will-and-grace-apprentice-a9087601.html wrote:As a potentially catastrophic hurricane headed towards the US coast and a day after the latest mass shooting left five dead and dozens wounded, Donald Trump swung into action - by attacking a former sitcom actress.


Ian

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Re: Is Trump Mad?

Postby Bonefishblues » 1 Sep 2019, 4:37pm

It's headed for his Florida Resort...

But also spare a thought for the Northern Bahamas that are going to get mullered (it's been the Southern islands who got the full force of the last 3)

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Re: Is Trump Mad?

Postby reohn2 » 1 Sep 2019, 5:05pm

What can we expect from a spoiled brat of a child in an adult's body?
No sense of responsibility or duty IMHO.
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Psamathe
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Re: Is Trump Mad?

Postby Psamathe » 2 Sep 2019, 10:23am

Doesn't Trump have advisors or has he just sacked all of them who actually understand stuff
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-news-live-storm-dorian-update-tweets-pence-ireland-texas-shooting-a9088171.html wrote:Donald Trump has failed to inspire confidence in his handling of Hurricane Dorian, wrongly warning it could come as far inland as Alabama and claiming never to have previously heard of a Category 5-magnitude storm, despite this being the fourth of his presidency.


He's President of the US and seems to have memory of a sieve and lack of fact and understanding. How can his decision making be reliable with such a lack of grasp of reality?

Ian

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Re: Is Trump Mad?

Postby kwackers » 2 Sep 2019, 10:30am

Psamathe wrote:He's President of the US and seems to have memory of a sieve and lack of fact and understanding. How can his decision making be reliable with such a lack of grasp of reality?

Ian

Memory of a sieve?
Nah, he simply has no interest.

His hobbies are golf and boasting, and those are what he does 24/7.
When pressed for a decision on something he just makes it on the fly without any real forethought or understanding simply because those things don't interest him and so he expends zero energy on them.

I suspect the real Trump story is about what is going on behind the scenes.
Who's advising, why and when.

Psamathe
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Re: Is Trump Mad?

Postby Psamathe » 5 Sep 2019, 10:02am

Another interesting aspect to his character flaws recently highlighted - that when he's shown to be wrong he has to pursue it trying to convince everybody he's right even when he clearly isn't.

The recent incident when he warned Alabama that Hurricane Dorian was heading for them. It was not and the US Weather service had to correct the announcement
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/hurricane-dorian-latest-trump-alabama-national-weather-service-correction-a9088436.html wrote:Hurricane Dorian: Trump causes confusion by saying record storm will hit Alabama, forcing national weather service to issue correction


But today he still trying to convince everybody he was right using doctored maps
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-map-hurricane-dorian-sharpie-fake-doctored-alabama-noaa-storm-a9092521.html wrote:Trump forced to deny personally doctoring map to support false hurricane claim after sharpie spotted on his desk
...
'I don't know, I don't know, I don't know,' US president says when asked about apparent use of black marker.

Online it's all a big joke, but it actually Trump has broken a federal law (in the US it is illegal to publish fake weather information).

But that he can't accept he got it wrong (warning Alabama contrary to the weather service forecasts). And now, with a trail of destruction and (as I understand it) US still being pummelled, all he focuses on a pathetic attempts to show he's right and if a obviously doctored map with a black felt-tip is the best the US Government can manage .... Something seriously wrong in there.

Ian

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Re: Is Trump Mad?

Postby Tangled Metal » 5 Sep 2019, 10:16am

Mike Sales wrote:
Bonefishblues wrote:Could he perhaps be parachuted into the eye? No particular reason, just wishful thinking.


He would refuse: it would mess up his hair. Isn't he very wary of exposing his coiffeur to winds?

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/feb/07/donald-trump-hair-wind

No! His bone spurs would come back and he gets a note from mummy (written in his own handwriting).

Tangled Metal
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Re: Is Trump Mad?

Postby Tangled Metal » 5 Sep 2019, 10:24am

He might fit in well with some forum members (on other sites not here, honest) who have to win an argument at any cost to truth. He basically carries out his presidential duties like those who stay up all hours arguing the to$$ about everything because they're always right.

Let's just laugh at him and try to press ignore at the next presidential election (if you're eligible to vote in American elections of course).

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Re: Is Trump Mad?

Postby kwackers » 5 Sep 2019, 11:14am

I see the U.S sent a 'scam' style email to the captain of the Iranian tanker offering him millions of dollars if he'd sail it somewhere they could seize it...

I'm both incredulous and unsurprised at the same time.

(I'm also worried in case that Nigerian prince who offered me $500m was genuine.)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-49589075

Psamathe
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Re: Is Trump Mad?

Postby Psamathe » 5 Sep 2019, 11:28am

kwackers wrote:I see the U.S sent a 'scam' style email to the captain of the Iranian tanker offering him millions of dollars if he'd sail it somewhere they could seize it...

I'm both incredulous and unsurprised at the same time.

(I'm also worried in case that Nigerian prince who offered me $500m was genuine.)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-49589075

I heard (probably R4 this morning) that they've [US] done it to quite a few Iranian tanker captains. I imagine most of these oil tanker captains are smart enough to realise that were they to sail to somewhere the US can seize the tanker, they would probably be seized as well and end-up spending the foreseeable future in US custody (without the promised millions of $).

Ian

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Re: Is Trump Mad?

Postby PDQ Mobile » 5 Sep 2019, 11:31am

kwackers wrote:I see the U.S sent a 'scam' style email to the captain of the Iranian tanker offering him millions of dollars if he'd sail it somewhere they could seize it...

I'm both incredulous and unsurprised at the same time.

(I'm also worried in case that Nigerian prince who offered me $500m was genuine.)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-49589075

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Re: Is Trump Mad?

Postby Cunobelin » 5 Sep 2019, 8:02pm

Psamathe wrote:Another interesting aspect to his character flaws recently highlighted - that when he's shown to be wrong he has to pursue it trying to convince everybody he's right even when he clearly isn't.

The recent incident when he warned Alabama that Hurricane Dorian was heading for them. It was not and the US Weather service had to correct the announcement
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/hurricane-dorian-latest-trump-alabama-national-weather-service-correction-a9088436.html wrote:Hurricane Dorian: Trump causes confusion by saying record storm will hit Alabama, forcing national weather service to issue correction


But today he still trying to convince everybody he was right using doctored maps
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-map-hurricane-dorian-sharpie-fake-doctored-alabama-noaa-storm-a9092521.html wrote:Trump forced to deny personally doctoring map to support false hurricane claim after sharpie spotted on his desk
...
'I don't know, I don't know, I don't know,' US president says when asked about apparent use of black marker.

Online it's all a big joke, but it actually Trump has broken a federal law (in the US it is illegal to publish fake weather information).

But that he can't accept he got it wrong (warning Alabama contrary to the weather service forecasts). And now, with a trail of destruction and (as I understand it) US still being pummelled, all he focuses on a pathetic attempts to show he's right and if a obviously doctored map with a black felt-tip is the best the US Government can manage .... Something seriously wrong in there.

Ian



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