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It Is a Lot Easier to Act Presidential than to Do What I do

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posted on Aug, 8 2018 @ 01:54 PM
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originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: Words

Why do I need to wait 4 years to decide if Trump is a good President or not? It's been pretty obvious from day 1 that he was one of the worst Presidents we've ever had. I really don't see that changing within the next 2 years.


Opinions are like ***holes, everyone has one.




posted on Aug, 8 2018 @ 01:55 PM
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originally posted by: Krazysh0t

originally posted by: Words

originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: Words

You're right. Trump proves beyond a shadow of a doubt you don't need to act Presidential to be the President. You just have to tell people what they want to hear (no matter how insane or unrealistic) and be showman doing it.


I suppose you're lamenting the fact that he isn't saying things you want to hear?

Yeah what can I say? I happen to like hearing truths, inclusive rhetoric, and not being told I'm a traitor to my country for supporting certain politics.


I am sure Trump agrees.



posted on Aug, 8 2018 @ 01:55 PM
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originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: Words

How's Puerto Rico doing right now?


The president heads the federal government, not state governments.



posted on Aug, 8 2018 @ 01:58 PM
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originally posted by: Words

originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: Words

How's Puerto Rico doing right now?


The president heads the federal government, not state governments.

Puerto Rico isn't a state, though I'm sure that Bush would have LOVED to hear that defense when he screwed up with FEMA and Katrina.



posted on Aug, 8 2018 @ 01:59 PM
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originally posted by: neo96

originally posted by: Krazysh0t

originally posted by: Words

originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: Words

You're right. Trump proves beyond a shadow of a doubt you don't need to act Presidential to be the President. You just have to tell people what they want to hear (no matter how insane or unrealistic) and be showman doing it.


I suppose you're lamenting the fact that he isn't saying things you want to hear?

Yeah what can I say? I happen to like hearing truths, inclusive rhetoric, and not being told I'm a traitor to my country for supporting certain politics.


I am sure Trump agrees.


Well he should lead by example then and stop using that rhetoric against his political enemies (real or imagined).
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posted on Aug, 8 2018 @ 01:59 PM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

Right.

IT's Bush's fault people built homes and business in a known flood zone.



posted on Aug, 8 2018 @ 02:00 PM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

Why?

Scared it might rub off?



posted on Aug, 8 2018 @ 02:00 PM
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a reply to: neo96

I'm sure Bush would have loved to get away with that callous defense too.



posted on Aug, 8 2018 @ 02:02 PM
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originally posted by: neo96
a reply to: Krazysh0t

Why?

Scared it might rub off?

You have to ask why I think the President shouldn't behave like a spoiled child all the time? I would have thought that was obvious.



posted on Aug, 8 2018 @ 02:03 PM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t




Puerto Rico isn't a state, though I'm sure that Bush would have LOVED to hear that defense when he screwed up with FEMA and Katrina.


Right, a territory. My point was, you should ask Puerto Rican officials to answer your question.



posted on Aug, 8 2018 @ 02:08 PM
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a reply to: Words

I'd say I was shocked that you don't think the President should do everything in his power to help American citizens whose lives have been destroyed by natural disasters, but then again in the age of Trump this is normal.

Trump is responsible for Puerto Rico



A new Harvard study published Tuesday in the New England Journal of Medicine estimates that at least 4,645 deaths can be linked to the hurricane and its immediate aftermath, making the storm far deadlier than previously thought. Official estimates have placed the number of dead at 64, a count that has drawn sharp criticism from experts and local residents and spurred the government to order an independent review that has yet to be completed.

The Harvard findings indicate that health-care disruption for the elderly and the loss of basic utility services for the chronically ill had significant impacts, and the study criticized Puerto Rico’s methods for counting the dead — and its lack of transparency in sharing information — as detrimental to planning for future natural disasters. The authors called for patients, communities and doctors to develop contingency plans for such disasters.

You may recall that President Trump boasted about the low number of fatalities during his visit (the one where he tossed rolls of paper towels at American victims as if he were shooting a basketball). CNN reported at the time:

“Every death is a horror,” Trump said, “but if you look at a real catastrophe like Katrina and you look at the tremendous — hundreds and hundreds of people that died — and you look at what happened here with, really, a storm that was just totally overpowering … no one has ever seen anything like this.”

“What is your death count?” he asked as he turned to Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló. “17?”
“16,” Rosselló answered.

“16 people certified,” Trump said. “Sixteen people versus in the thousands. You can be very proud of all of your people and all of our people working together. Sixteen versus literally thousands of people. You can be very proud. Everybody watching can really be very proud of what’s taken place in Puerto Rico.”

It's interesting how Trump should be given credit when the death count was low but when the modified numbers came back suddenly its the Puerto Ricans who should feel ashamed of themselves for being caught in a hurricane.



posted on Aug, 8 2018 @ 02:10 PM
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a reply to: Words


I'm just curious how being a "complete ass" is a bad thing, especially when you are not dealing with him in any personal way



As a U.S. citizen, I have a vested interest in his activities, so I follow what he says and does.

Why would need to deal with him in a personal way to think him being a complete ass is a bad thing?



posted on Aug, 8 2018 @ 02:15 PM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t




A new Harvard study published Tuesday in the New England Journal of Medicine estimates that at least 4,645 deaths can be linked to the hurricane and its immediate aftermath, making the storm far deadlier than previously thought. Official estimates have placed the number of dead at 64, a count that has drawn sharp criticism from experts and local residents and spurred the government to order an independent review that has yet to be completed. The Harvard findings indicate that health-care disruption for the elderly and the loss of basic utility services for the chronically ill had significant impacts, and the study criticized Puerto Rico’s methods for counting the dead — and its lack of transparency in sharing information — as detrimental to planning for future natural disasters. The authors called for patients, communities and doctors to develop contingency plans for such disasters.


This seems to explain well the causes of the deaths.



posted on Aug, 8 2018 @ 02:16 PM
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a reply to: Zarniwoop

I try to do the same but he does not say what he means and he does not do what he says.

And he's a dick



posted on Aug, 8 2018 @ 02:16 PM
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originally posted by: Zarniwoop
a reply to: Words


I'm just curious how being a "complete ass" is a bad thing, especially when you are not dealing with him in any personal way



As a U.S. citizen, I have a vested interest in his activities, so I follow what he says and does.

Why would need to deal with him in a personal way to think him being a complete ass is a bad thing?



To be clear, I'm wonder why him "being a complete ass" is a bad thing, not whether you think him being a complete ass is a bad thing.



posted on Aug, 8 2018 @ 02:17 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears




I try to do the same but he does not say what he means and he does not do what he says.

And he's a dick


So you want him to say things in a manner you approve of? Would reading a script suffice?



posted on Aug, 8 2018 @ 02:19 PM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

Bull#. Trump is not responsible for PR so stick that # in your ass. The failed and corrupt government of PR that was already provided BILLIONS to rebuild the power grid and infrastructure decades ago and did not. The response, according to the governor of PR, was fantastic.

Read below...less that .003% still have no power....

[url=https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/puerto-rico-hurricane-season-maria-without-power-electricity-us-weather-a8379646.html]Link[/url ]



Hurricane season has officially begun in Puerto Rico, where some 11,000 people remain without power after Hurricane Maria storm hit the island nearly eight months ago. Officials said it could take another two months to fully restore power to Puerto Rico’s 3.3m residents, extending what is already the longest blackout in US history. Still others warned that the repairs to the power grid completed after the Category 4 storm would not hold through another hurricane.


Now, back to acting presidential....
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posted on Aug, 8 2018 @ 02:23 PM
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a reply to: matafuchs

This is like saying Bush wasn't responsible for Katrina because the corrupt New Orleans government had refused to listen to advise to fix the aging levies leading up to Katrina.



posted on Aug, 8 2018 @ 02:24 PM
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originally posted by: whyamIhere
This is the first non-politician President.

He can’t be expected to be a polished liar.


So you vote for someone even worse at lying? Trump is a blatant and really bad serial liar. His lies have dumbed down our politics (or arguably our electorate) to an immeasurable degree. Keep that rationale going strong righties, it's another day at the ATS Trump excuse/deflection-circus.



posted on Aug, 8 2018 @ 02:25 PM
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originally posted by: whyamIhere
This is the first non-politician President.

He can’t be expected to be a polished liar.

This is what DC gets for forgetting who they work for.

Nobody likes Trump. That’s why we sent him.

Deal with this DC...So far its been a blast.


You guys gotta stop saying weird stuff like this. Anyone remember Reagan? Remember what he did before he became president?

Yeah he was an actor, and this new one is a reality TV star. They are both actors and they are both puppets. Sorry to break it to you, but what you guys keep regurgitating is simply not true.







 
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