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Trump also wanted to appoint his White House physician (Ronnie Jackson, as I recall) as Secretary of Veterans Affairs, a cabinet level position in the federal government. About equivalent to Trump nominating his local pharmacist or green grocer as Administrator of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. It's been a l-o-n-g four years, folks....

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A simple analogy I heard years ago went as follows:

We are each like a player on a stage, acting out the part of ourself as we see it.

We will tend to want to surround ourselves by other actors who are supportive and validating of the role we are playing, while pushing away actors who are not supportive.

That would seem to be (part of) what this POTUS constantly seeks to do: surround himself by other actors who are supportive of his own delusional reality.

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Put simply, surround yourself with YES men and your unreal world can continue on but you will never know reality. The KING has no clothes. Perhaps you should read MaryTrumps (his niece) book where she blames it all on the dominating father (of D J Trump). Nev.

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The greatest failure of Trump is that he has estranged the U.S. military command with his erratic behaviour and intransigent decision-making, instead of supporting them, as any good POTUS would.

 

These men he has alienated are trained leaders, educated and taught to lead millions of men, in a disciplined fashion. Trump couldn't lead a horse to water, he is undisciplined, narcissistic, intransigent and specialises in creating and fomenting chaos. In fact, he delights in it. It's only a matter of time before the conflict between the U.S. military command and Trump blows up.

 

Two very senior U.S. military men have warned Trump in an open letter to General Milley (Chairman of JCS), if Trump loses the election, and refuses to vacate the Office (claiming election fraud), the military will be obliged to remove him.

 

https://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2020/08/all-enemies-foreign-and-domestic-open-letter-gen-milley/167625/

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Just a correction of fact. The signatories to the letter are both retired from the military. That, of course does not make their prediction of civil unrest in January any less valid.

 

It is ironic that since 1945, the USA has held itself to be the defender of Democracy all over the world, and has been prepared to put its citizens' lives on the line in the name of defending democratic systems of government. Now the question is, will the same military might be directed at the citizens of the United States in order to preserve democracy and the rule of law that is the backbone of democratic systems?

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THEY only say they are defending democracy. Bush "W" used the more accurate term "The American Way of LIFE" (is NOT up for grabs). The corporations and their lawyers run the world with restrictive trade agreement before Donald became the US delinquent President who breaks all agreements he doesn't like and unilaterally applies SANCTIONS to BULLY those who don't yield to his demands. Nev

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It is ironic that since 1945, the USA has held itself to be the defender of Democracy all over the world, and has been prepared to put its citizens' lives on the line in the name of defending democratic systems of government.

 

Yes, I was going to question that too: while it's true that America has been telling that to itself and anyone else who would listen for generations now, I would suggest that most if not all of it's international involvement has been driven by self-interest, with no concern for the other effects of it's interference.

It's also hard to see how the US can be 'the defender of Democracy' when it doesn't have anything remotely resembling a functioning democracy itself?

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"Left-leaning" has a connotation of rampant socialism or even communism. I suppose that if a country was happy to operate on a system where there was an equitable distribution of the value of its productivity, and that the citizens were happy to support each other though reasonable taxation, then the US would consider that system "leftist".

 

For the supposed leader of a democracy, His Orangeness seems to be real pally with some Totalitarians.

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Wasn't it Greece that refused to let US planes use their airstrips to bomb somewhere in the middle east and A US general commented. Who do they think they are, they are a democracy for gods sake. That tells me that the US definition of democracy is "pro USA".

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Wasn't it Greece that refused to let US planes use their airstrips to bomb somewhere in the middle east and A US general commented. Who do they think they are, they are a democracy for gods sake. That tells me that the US definition of democracy is "pro USA".

I was based in Athens in the early 70s when the USAF used one end of the main airport and fired off a couple of F15s every day to fly round the Med. And the US 6th fleet was based there too.

Lotsa the GIs were ordinary good folk (the draft was on, so there were lots of kids) but I've also seen American military just about apoplectic at being asked for their ID there: like they were supposed to be able to go anywhere, and how dare anyone require them to show documentation...

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Well politics being one of the big no, no’s...but just to bring some balance, I think Trump was awesome. Loved the fact he wasn’t a politician. He had great respect for the US military and was well on the road to getting them out of all the ME mess they were entangled in. He did achieve unheard of peace deals in the ME between Israel and other Arab states, it was a very quiet four years for Israel. He did pretty well compared to disaster Joe so far, rampant inflation, city destroying riots across the USA, highest fuel prices and shortages on record, warfare erupting all over the ME again, border security and immigration control in utter chaos. As for his medical team, Dr “death” Fauci, who funded cross over research at Wuhan labs and has tried to cover up this damn thing escaped out of their lab. This after Trump was called a bigot and racist after he called it. Yes, as someone commented earlier...it’s going to be a veeeery looong 4 years. 

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25 minutes ago, F10 said:

Well politics being one of the big no, no’s...but just to bring some balance, I think Trump was awesome. Loved the fact he wasn’t a politician. He had great respect for the US military and was well on the road to getting them out of all the ME mess they were entangled in. He did achieve unheard of peace deals in the ME between Israel and other Arab states, it was a very quiet four years for Israel. He did pretty well compared to disaster Joe so far, rampant inflation, city destroying riots across the USA, highest fuel prices and shortages on record, warfare erupting all over the ME again, border security and immigration control in utter chaos. As for his medical team, Dr “death” Fauci, who funded cross over research at Wuhan labs and has tried to cover up this damn thing escaped out of their lab. This after Trump was called a bigot and racist after he called it. Yes, as someone commented earlier...it’s going to be a veeeery looong 4 years. 

Good grief, F10. I have enjoyed your posts so far but this one is surely tongue rammed firmly in cheek...

How can you believe anything this serial liar says?
(Agree with your first few words; perhaps this discussion belongs on the Off Topic site.

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Trump certainly wasn't a politician - and he wasn't a leader either. But he is a narcissistic bully, with a need to belittle and viciously abuse people, the instant they failed to support him, or criticise him.

He's also a blatant liar, bordering on a Walter Mitty type personality. He's the sorest loser in U.S. politics in the last 100 years, and he still continues to promote the BIG LIE, that he was cheated out of winning the Presidency again, by voter fraud.

Yet, despite launching dozens of lawsuits where PROOF of a claim must be provided, Trump could not provide one single piece of proof, that he had been defrauded in elections.

The judges threw out every case, bar none, stating Trump had failed to even provide any basic proven facts for a case.

If you think all this erratic and self-promoting behaviour makes for a good President, then you probably need to take off your rose-coloured glasses. Even the Chair of his Party, Liz Cheney, has savaged his pathological LYING behaviour.

 

 

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Yes, never said he was a nice person, would not be a personal friend of mine. But his record stands. The ONLY Western leader to stand up to China, called the Paris Agreement for what it is, a blatant protection racket for China, calling them a “developing” economy and putting the USA at a huge economic disadvantage. As for proof of voter fraud, there was a lot, but what judge would ever have found for Trump, with the massive leftist bias of the mainstream media? I just can’t understand why a guy hiding in a basement, won an election whilst his opponent pulled record crowds. That just defies honest logic. But, sleepy Joe is President and I will watch the dumpster fire with interest. So far, it’s starting to burn quite well. My prediction that he will prove to be the most unpopular President in US history, seems pretty on track.

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Just now, tillmanr said:

The majority of judges in the USA are Republicans. Go figure.

 

 

On the Supreme Court maybe, I don’t think in the different states. Certainly Democrat states don’t have just Republican judges, if any? 

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F10, there's quite an extensive thread about the Orange Clown in the Off Topic section.  However letting people know that you think he was an effective president is kind of like telling people you think getting syphilis is a character-building experience - you're fully entitled to your opinion but you probably won't get much agreement.

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