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« Reply #14805 on: March 18, 2019, 07:01:24 PM »
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« Reply #14806 on: March 18, 2019, 10:39:37 PM »
🤥Trump averaged 15 false or misleading claims a day in 2018, according to WaPo. So far in 2019, Trump's averaging nearly 22 false claims a day.

🏌🏻‍♂️Trump has spent 397 days at his properties, amounting to more than half of his time in office and tens of millions in U.S. taxpayer dollars (NBC). Around 60% of Trump's scheduled time at the White House is spent in unstructured "Executive Time" (Axios).

🚫According to PolitiFact, Trump has failed to keep over 83% of his campaign promises after almost two years and despite total GOP control, failing to fund the border wall and pass "repeal and replacement" of Obamacare.

📊During his first year, Trump signed the fewest number of bills into law in over half a century (GovTrack), with more than half of those near record-low laws having to do with naming/stating something and modifying existing programs (NPR). About a third of Trump's deregulatory actions were started under Obama, while other actions had little impact, were part of actions typically taken by the federal government, or have not yet gone into effect (Bloomberg).

📝NOTE/ More than 90% of Trump's deregulatory efforts have been blocked in court, or withdrawn after a lawsuit, according to a running tally maintained by the Institute for Policy Integrity, a nonpartisan think tank sponsored by the New York University School of Law.

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💰Trump's tax law has failed to 1. simplify the code, increasing the number of tax expenditures from 216 to 233; 2. pay for itself, blowing another trillion dollar hole in the budget; 3. boost hiring or investment, resulting in little to no acceleration, and 4. raise real wages, breaking his promise of "a $4,000 pay hike".

💸Almost two-thirds of Americans polled say they haven't seen an increase in their take-home pay as a result of last year's GOP tax law (Gallup). According to a new American Barometer poll, only 33% of Americans say they are financially better off this year compared to last year. Also, 78% of full-time workers said they live paycheck to paycheck, up from 75% last year, according to a recent report from CareerBuilder. Overall, 71% of all U.S. workers said they're now in debt, up from 68% a year ago. NEW: A record 7 million Americans are 3 months behind on their car payments, the highest number in history according to a study released by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

🐘Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (R): "There's no evidence whatsoever that the money's been massively poured back into the American worker."

🐘Retiring Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker (R): Tax cuts could be "one of the worst votes I've made."

🕰National Debt Clock Manager Douglas Durst: “The tax cut was an overall step in the wrong direction. Nobody who has any background in economics thought the tax bill was a good idea."

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📈The gross national debt has surpassed $22 trillion for the first time in U.S. history, with the interest that we pay on the debt becoming the fastest growing part of the budget, and as deficits soar under Trump and the GOP tax law, widening by 77% in the first four months of fiscal 2019.

📉Economic sentiment is at a new low under Trump, according to a new survey of 43 top economists, fund managers, and market strategists.

📉U.S. household wealth fell by a record $3.8 trillion, or 3.5%, at the end of 2018, and corporate bond issuance plummeted as a global market rout threatened to weaken a near-decade old recovery, according to Federal Reserve data.

📉U.S. stocks ended 2018 with their worst year since 2008, which was during the Great Recession, and their worst December since 1931, which was during the Great Depression.

📉Stock gains⬇️
👷‍♂️Job gains⬇️
🏬Retail sales⬇️
🚶‍♂️Move rate⬇️
⛺️Homelessness⬆️
🏥Uninsured rate⬆️
💊Health costs⬆️
🌐Trade deficit⬆️
📈Budget deficit⬆️

📝NOTE/ The unemployment rate has barely budged, the labor participation rate is still lagging, the GDP growth rate is now slowing, and wage growth is getting better but has barely grown and is still below the target needed to *begin* to reap the benefits of economic growth while the workers’ share of corporate income has remained stagnant and far from recovery.

📝NOTE2/ As far as Trump’s claims that the US economy is the “best ever”, performance under his tenure ranks 6th out of the past 7 presidents with 12 of 14 metrics registering avg to below avg improvement. https://bloom.bg/2RRQL8W

📝NOTE3/ According to a NYT review of surveys of about 50 leading economists — liberals and conservatives — run by the University of Chicago:

🤝Trade Policy: F
💸Fiscal Policy: D-
🏦Monetary Policy: C

🏦Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell: "Financial markets became more volatile toward year-end, and financial conditions are now less supportive of growth than they were earlier last year."

🏦Fmr. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen: Trump has "no" grasp of macroeconomic policy.

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📖“Art of the Deal” co-author Tony Schwartz: “Most of the deals in that book were failures. And the number of deals he’s made over the years since then have overwhelmingly been failures.” Trump is “really one of the worst” dealmakers I’ve come across.

❌NO DEAL on DACA.
❌NO DEAL on immigration.
❌NO DEAL on health care.
❌NO DEAL on gun control.
❌NO DEAL on spending cuts.
❌NO DEAL on Pacific trade.
❌NO DEAL on China trade.
❌NO DEAL on steel and aluminum imports.
❌NO DEAL on Middle East peace.
❌NO DEAL on Qatar blockade.
❌NO DEAL on Syria.
❌NO DEAL on Russia.
❌NO DEAL on Iran.
❌NO DEAL on Cuba.
❌NO DEAL on North Korea.
❌NO DEAL on climate change.

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🌎Global confidence in Trump (Pew):
🇸🇪Sweden: 10% (-83)
🇳🇱Netherlands: 17% (-75)
🇩🇪Germany: 11% (-75)
🇰🇷South Korea: 17% (-71)
🇫🇷France: 14% (-70)
🇪🇸Spain: 7% (-68)
🇨🇦Canada: 22% (-61)
🇬🇧UK: 22% (-57)
🇦🇺Australia: 29% (-55)
🇯🇵Japan: 24% (-54)
🇸🇳Senegal: 26% (-51)
🇧🇷Brazil: 14% (-49)
🇨🇱Chile: 12% (-48)
🇲🇽Mexico: 5% (-44)
🇮🇹Italy: 25% (-43)
🇮🇩Indonesia: 23% (-41)
🇨🇴Colombia: 15% (-41)
🇵🇪Peru: 17% (-36)
🇵🇱Poland: 23% (-35)
🇿🇦South Africa: 39% (-34)
🇹🇷Turkey: 11% (-34)
🇬🇭Ghana: 49% (-33)
🇰🇪Kenya: 51% (-32)
🇭🇺Hungary: 29% (-29)
🇹🇿Tanzania: 51% (-27)
🇦🇷Argentina: 13% (-27)
🇵🇭Philippines: 69% (-25)
🇬🇷Greece: 19% (-22)
🇱🇧Lebanon: 15% (-21)
🇮🇳India: 40% (-18)
🇻🇳Vietnam: 58% (-13)
🇹🇳Tunisia: 18% (-9)
🇻🇪Venezuela: 20% (-6)
🇳🇬Nigeria: 58% (-5)
🇯🇴Jordan: 9% (-5)
🇮🇱Israel: 56% (+7)
🇷🇺Russia: 53% (+42)
🗺Worldwide: 22% (-42)

📝NOTE/ U.S. leadership sank to its lowest point in nearly two decades in 2017, shattering the previous record low of 34% in the last year of George W. Bush's second term, and more than tripling the number of countries where the majorities disapprove of U.S. leadership, per Gallup.

🐘Late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.): Obama better than Trump "as far as American leadership is concerned."

📝UPDATE/ China's median global approval rating sits at 34% — the country's highest score since 2009. Meanwhile, the U.S. has a 31% approval rating, which is only a 1% increase from the "new record low" seen during the first year of Donald Trump's presidency. 2018 also marks the first time that the global approval rating of Russia — currently at 30% — has been on equal ground with the U.S.

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💥According to recent estimates by the United Nations and the U.S. Defense Department’s inspector general, the self-described Islamic State has between 20,000 and 31,100 fighters ― figures nearly identical to CIA estimates of the terror group’s strength in 2014 when it was near its zenith.

📊Pentagon spokesman Navy Cmdr. Sean Robertson: "Even after the liberation of ISIS controlled territory, ISIS probably is still more capable than al Qaeda in Iraq at its peak in 2006-2007."

☠️According to a new report by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), every single extremist murder in the US in 2018 had links to far-right ideology, making it one of the deadliest years in recent history. In addition, white supremacists increased their propaganda distribution by 182% last year.

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🔄In just 2 years, Trump has churned 65% of his most senior aides – a record that rivals the entire 4-year terms of his predecessors, per Brookings.

📝NOTE/ Mattis is the fourth member of Trump's cabinet to resign or be forced out in less than two months (and the third in less than two weeks).

🤝The U.S. ambassadors appointed by President Trump have given more financial support to his election than any group of ambassadors in recent history, even as they demonstrated fewer qualifications for the job, according to a new study of ambassadorial appointments over the last three decades (Axios).

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📉According to an analysis of EPA data by Cynthia Giles, who led the EPA’s enforcement office under Obama, civil penalties for polluters in the last fiscal year declined to the lowest average since 1995.

📉In addition, the Associated Press reports the EPA last year pursued the lowest number of criminal prosecutions against polluters since 1988. And of the merely 166 cases that were referred for prosecution, only 62 federal convictions resulted—the lowest since 1995.

📉Furthermore, the number of white-collar crime prosecutions fell to the lowest level in 20 years after reaching a high in 2011 during the Obama administration, according to a case-by-case analysis of government data by Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse.

⚖️For the first time in years, the United States is no longer in the top 20 least corrupt countries, according to the annual global corruption index compiled by Transparency International. “This decline comes at a time when the U.S. is experiencing threats to its system of checks and balances as well as an erosion of ethical norms at the highest levels of power,” the report states, listing the United States as a country to watch.

⚖️In a new report, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) finds that there is compelling evidence that Trump may have personally committed up to eight criminal campaign finance and related offenses while running for president and during his first year in office.

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CRIMES COHEN HAS NOW PUBLICLY ACCUSED TRUMP OF*

1️⃣Bank Fraud
2️⃣Campaign Finance Violations
3️⃣False Ethics Filings
4️⃣Fraud
5️⃣Conspiracy**
6️⃣Making False Statements**

* According to MSNBC legal analysis.
** Based upon Stone-Trump WikiLeaks contact and Trump's knowledge of June 2016 meeting.

ADDITIONAL POSSIBLE TRUMP CRIMES IN COHEN TESTIMONY

* Knowledge of his Trump Organization subordinates physically threatening individuals to help Trump

* Additional unreported hush-money payments not previously disclosed by Cohen or media but intended to influence the campaign

📝NOTE/ Trump's longtime lawyer Michael Cohen, who spoke to Mueller's office 7 times, revealed in his testimony that he's aware of additional, unreported illegal acts by Trump.

📝NOTE2/ Special Counsel to court: “The information he has provided has been credible and consistent with other evidence obtained in the SCO’s ongoing investigation.”

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SHUT DOWN DUE TO ILLEGAL ACTIVITY:

🚨 TRUMP University
🚨 TRUMP Foundation

UNDER CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION:

🚩 TRUMP
🚩 TRUMP Jr.
🚩 TRUMP Organization
🚩 TRUMP Campaign
🚩 TRUMP NatSec Advisory Committee
🚩 TRUMP Shadow NatSec Advisors
🚩 TRUMP Transition
🚩 TRUMP Inauguration
🚩 TRUMP Administration
🚩 TRUMP Allies (e.g., MBS)

CONVICTED:

✅ TRUMP Campaign Manager (Manafort)
✅ TRUMP Campaign Manager Associate (Kilimnik)
✅ TRUMP Deputy Campaign Manager (Gates)
✅ TRUMP Deputy Campaign Manager Associate (van der Swaan)
✅ TRUMP Lawyer (Cohen)
✅ TRUMP NSA (Flynn)
✅ TRUMP NatSec Adviser (Papadopoulos)

CRIMES COLLUSION CAN LEAD TO:

1⃣ Conspiracy to Commit Election Fraud
2⃣ Conspiracy to Defraud US
3⃣ Aiding/Abetting Computer Crimes
4⃣ Bribery
5⃣ Money Laundering
6⃣ Illegal Solicitation of Donations
7⃣ Obstruction
8⃣ Witness Tampering
9⃣ Making False Statements
🔟 FARA Crimes

COUNTRIES TRUMPS ILLEGALLY COLLUDED WITH PRE-ELECTION:

🇷🇺 RUSSIA
🇸🇦 SAUDI ARABIA
🇦🇪 THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
🇮🇱 ISRAEL
🇹🇷 TURKEY

COUNTRIES TRUMPS ARE SUSPECTED OF COLLUDING WITH PRE-ELECTION:

🇪🇬 Egypt
🇭🇺 Hungary

COUNTRIES TRUMPS COLLUDED WITH POST-ELECTION:

🇶🇦 QATAR
🇨🇳 CHINA

📝NOTE/ It’s still only Phase 3 or 4 of 10 of the Trump-Russia saga and we already have 7 guilty pleas, 37 criminal charges, 199 criminal counts, and 4 prison sentences, therefore bringing the total number of prison sentences issued under Republican presidents (1968-2018) to 38, compared to 1 under Democratic presidents.

🐘Top Trump aide Sam Nunberg on Mueller probe: “These aren’t guys you f**k around with. They have a strong case of a conspiracy."

👨🏼‍⚕️Trump's physician, whose office was raided by Trump's bodyguard: "Sweetheart, this is watergate, goodbye!"

📰NYT: Trump has publicly attacked the Russia investigation more than 1,100 times. He has done so at least once on 330 days, or about 43% of his time in office.
Christy Almighty!!
Eamonn, do you seriously believe that anyone will plough through that pile of shite? ;D ;D

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Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« Reply #14807 on: March 18, 2019, 10:58:30 PM »
There's some amount of lies in that piece from my favourite fiction writer Eamonnca1/Sid Waddell. It's the new strategy from the democrats, similar to all these new investigations they are starting.
The hope is to tie up the Trump administration to deal with the allegations and "scandals" that they don't have time to actually focus on the job at hand. That is disgraceful and has been from the day Hillary lost (and beforehand with the Obama spying etc.)

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« Reply #14808 on: March 19, 2019, 12:05:57 AM »
That's Trump's game plan. Pile the f**k-ups so high it'd take all day to read through them. Same as how he piles the lies up so high it'd take all day to refute them. Why do you think his lie rate has increased from 18 false or misleading statements per day to 22 false or misleading statements per day? Why do you think he's going for the indictment record?

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« Reply #14809 on: March 19, 2019, 12:36:33 AM »
G lads the pair u killing this thread. The pair of u not take a break. Its very noticeable Dolph this is the only thread u comment on. Ever hear of gaelic football

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Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« Reply #14810 on: March 19, 2019, 12:41:34 AM »
One more thing:



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Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« Reply #14811 on: March 19, 2019, 11:21:10 AM »
G lads the pair u killing this thread. The pair of u not take a break. Its very noticeable Dolph this is the only thread u comment on. Ever hear of gaelic football

Or hurling........ 


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« Reply #14812 on: March 19, 2019, 11:41:07 AM »
Don't forget Camoige you sexist pigs ;)

and Handball.
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« Reply #14813 on: March 19, 2019, 11:47:44 AM »
Don't forget Camoige you sexist pigs ;)

and Handball.

Displaying your huge knowledge of Gaelic Games there Dolph. I'll let you off on the spelling/fat fingers.

There's more than one string to your bow it seems..... ;)

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Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« Reply #14814 on: March 20, 2019, 03:16:05 PM »
Most of the democrat politicians are floating reparations as a promise if elected. How can anyone think this is a good idea?
The people in question have been dead for over 100 years.
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Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« Reply #14815 on: March 21, 2019, 07:18:12 AM »
Tulsi Gaaboard is also in the presidential running.
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« Reply #14816 on: March 21, 2019, 08:51:56 AM »
Next week Trump picks a fight with William Wallace for not thanking him for redeveloping Trump Turnberry. But that's OK. That's OK.

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« Reply #14817 on: March 21, 2019, 10:00:33 AM »
You think he can't sink any lower and then another new day dawns!

I don't know which is worse - the narcissistic whining over supposedly not being thanked for McCain's funeral (which he was banished from) or a utter, contemptible worm like him having the gall to call another man the "worst husband ever"!

I go for the latter. The McCain thing is par for the course. Kelly Ann Conway's husband... Trump is the man who cheated on multiple wives, was accused of rape by one of them, cheated on another with porn stars and Playboy models when she was pregnant/breastfeeding, has more than 20 allegations of sexual assault and harrassment and counting, boasted of "grabbing women by the pussy", stated on national radio that he'd basically like to f**k his big-titted daughter. Worst husband ever indeed.

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« Reply #14818 on: March 21, 2019, 10:13:26 AM »
Tulsi Gaaboard is also in the presidential running.

She hasn't a hope and her own party will make sure she doesn't. I think she's bright and articulate but that's not what is wanted by the left now.
Not enough crazy ideas to appease the new radicals. You get what you give, right?.
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« Reply #14819 on: March 22, 2019, 07:03:16 PM »
God sent Trump to save the Jewish people according to Pompeo

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/435240-pompeo-says-its-possible-trump-was-sent-to-save-jewish-people

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Interviewer: Today’s being Purim, a celebration of Jews worldwide, and here in Jerusalem we’re talking about the fact that Esther, 2500 years ago, saved the Jewish people, with God’s help from Haman, and now, 2500 years later, there’s a new Haman here in the Middle East, that wants to eradicate the Jewish people just like Haman did, the state of Iran (Pompeo nods knowingly).  Could it be that President T***p right now, has been sort of raised for a time like this, just like Queen Esther, to help save the Jewish people from an Iranian menace?

Pompeo: As a Christian, I certainly believe that’s possible.  It was remarkable, so we were down down into the tunnels, where we could see 3,000 years ago, and 2,000 years ago, if I have the history just right, to see the remarkable history of the faith in this place, and the work that our administration has done to make sure that this democracy in the Middle East of this Jewish state remains.  I’m confident that the Lord is at work here.