The Donald Trump Score Card

Discussion in 'Politics' started by MeAgain, Nov 15, 2016.

  1. egger

    egger Member

    US states race to reimpose lockdowns as Covid infections pass 2.5m – and Trump heads to golf course
    President’s visit to course in Virginia was 272nd to one of his properties since being elected
    Andrew Buncombe
    June 28, 2020

    US states race to reimpose lockdowns as Covid infections pass 2.5m - and Trump heads to golf course


    "A number of US states are racing to reimpose lockdowns amid a new leap of coronavirus infections that have taken the total to more than 2.5 million – apparently triggered by the push to reopen the economy.

    As Donald Trump for the second successive day visited the Trump National golf course in Sterling, Virginia, the number of cases in the US hit at least 2,534,981, part of a global total of more than 10 million. Worldwide, more than 500,000 people have now died.

    Among the worst places to have been struck were rural counties in California, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, Texas and Florida, that saw confirmed cases more than double in a week, from June 19 to last Friday, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.""
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  2. Tyrsonswood

    Tyrsonswood Senior Moment

    " I may never see these places again. But because I’m going to be working for you, I’m not going to have time to go golfing, believe me. Believe me. Believe me, folks.” ~ Donald J. Trump

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  3. egger

    egger Member

    Trump hasn't articulated an agenda for a second term. To date, he's been in a self-congratulatory, defensive, grievance mode that appeals to the most faithful in his base.

    He could make the same promises again that he did for and during his first term that remain mostly incomplete or damaged by his actions:

    improved healthcare for all
    overhaul of the infrastructure
    a Mexico-funded border wall
    legislative immigration reform
    winning a trade war with China
    improving the condition of U.S. farmers
    reviving the coal and steel-producing industries.
    creating well-paying jobs for the working class

    Another option for him is to promises to try to undo the damage he has done during his first term.

    Asked for his second-term priorities, Trump comes up empty
    It seemed like an easy question for a president seeking re-election: "What are your top priority items for a second term?" Trump couldn't answer it.
    By Steve Benen
    June 26, 2020, 10:17 AM EDT

    Asked for his second-term priorities, Trump comes up empty


    "Donald Trump sat down with the Christian Broadcasting Network this week, and fielded a question that seemed like an easy one: David Brody asked the president to point to something compassionate the Republican administration has done that might impress evangelical voters. Trump gave a rambling, 215-word answer -- which touched on 401Ks and Joe Biden's basement -- none of which came close to answering the question.

    It was as if, in a rather literal sense, the president didn't know what "compassion" meant."
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2020
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  4. egger

    egger Member

    Trump makes many mistakes.

    Trump's remark to Fox's Sean Hannity:

    "Now, I know everybody and I have great people in the administration. You make some mistakes like, you know, an idiot like Bolton."
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  5. Lolz, did you just post an article saying Florida ICU beds are no where near capacity?

  6. Re-impose lockdowns?

    "In Texas, governor Gregg Abbot ordered the closure of bars and reimposed limits on restaurants for indoor seating down from 75 per cent capacity to 50 per cent"

    Left wing media a bit loose on the definition of a lockdown nowadays

    So you can have 50 instead of 75 people in a 100 seat restaurant......and that's a lockdown?

  7. Vladimir Illich

    Vladimir Illich Supporters Lifetime Supporter HipForums Supporter

    Errrmmm - Isn;t Greg Abbott one of hephatrump's Republican Govenors ???
  8. Either way, its not really a lockdown anyway
  9. MeAgain

    MeAgain Dazed and Confused Staff Member Super Moderator

    Putin pays bounty to the Taliban for killing U.S. and U.K. troops, U.S. intelligence knew since January. Trump claims he never heard of it.
    After discovering a large amount of U.S. currency at a Taliban outpost, the U.S. found that Putin had placed a bounty on U.S. and U.K. troops in 2019. As a result the deaths of several U.S. soldiers appears to have resulted.
    The U.S. government warned the U.K. and informed the White house "at the highest levels". In March the Security Council met to determine a response but Trump claims that no one ever told him or Pence about it!
    This begs the question is Trump lying or his administration so inept that they don't even consult with the president and vice president about the paid killings of U.S. soldiers by Vladimir Putin, and Trump is the Commander and Chief of all U.S. forces.
    I'm guessing he's lying.

    The story is being reported by both the NYTs and the Washington Post.
  10. MeAgain

    MeAgain Dazed and Confused Staff Member Super Moderator

    Trump re Tweets a video of a golf cart driving white man shouting "White Power" at a demonstration.

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  11. egger

    egger Member

    Unfortunately, Trump is not promising to undo the damage he has done. He has been promising to inflict more damage, such as his request to the Supreme Court to gut the Affordable Care Act completely. He has offered no new meaningful reform plan for healthcare and with no help from even the Republicans in Congress.

    He tried a similar stunt to end DACA completely and quickly without a reasonable remedy. The Supreme Court denied that request.

    Trump doesn't say much about the coal workers anymore who are in difficult situation. It was once a hot button topic for him.
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2020
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  12. hotwater

    hotwater Senior Member

    He did that deliberately to distract us from the Russia Bountygate scandal
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  13. soulcompromise

    soulcompromise Member HipForums Supporter

    Beyond sad. He re-tweeted? ugh... not good.
  14. Vladimir Illich

    Vladimir Illich Supporters Lifetime Supporter HipForums Supporter

    Proving beyond doubt what a scumbag racist he is !!!
  15. soulcompromise

    soulcompromise Member HipForums Supporter

    no doubt. I can't believe it. It has compromised the dignity of the American international persona. At least it's out - people are racist.

    You must know we're not all like that. He represents an ugly underbelly of a subsection of America that most people find abhorrent.
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  16. Vladimir Illich

    Vladimir Illich Supporters Lifetime Supporter HipForums Supporter

    Yes I do appreciate that !!!
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  18. egger

    egger Member

    White power law and order.

    Trump posts video of couple brandishing guns towards protesters'
    June 29, 2020 / 12:55 PM

    Trump posts video of couple brandishing guns towards protesters


    "WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday posted a video showing a Missouri couple brandishing guns towards protesters calling for police reforms, again accentuating racial tensions in America.

    The Republican president drew swift condemnation on Sunday for retweeting video of a Florida supporter shouting “white power,” a phrase used by white supremacist groups, and later deleted it. The White House said Trump had not heard the slogan."
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  19. egger

    egger Member

    Trump is stubbornly adhering to a strategy from 2016 that is no longer appropriate for 2020. He doesn't have an advantage of being a DC outsider like he did in 2016.

    He has a list of unfulfilled promises, a bungled response to a deadly virus, and a caustic approach for trying to deal with rising racial tensions.

    Trump’s Self-Inflicted Wound: Losing Swing Voters As He Plays to His Base
    The president’s support among bedrock Republicans is almost certainly not enough to win him a second term in the White House, as even some G.O.P. leaders concede.
    By Adam Nagourney
    June 29, 2020, 5:00 a.m. ET

    Trump’s Self-Inflicted Wound: Losing Swing Voters As He Plays to His Base


    "A national poll of registered voters by The Times and Siena College shows Mr. Trump drawing 36 percent of the vote, a far cry from the 46 percent he won in 2016. Perhaps even more troubling for Mr. Trump is that he has not assembled a broad coalition of voters, which is critical to winning battleground states. While Republicans support him overwhelmingly, he has the support of just 29 percent of independents and nonaffiliated voters — 18 points behind Joseph R. Biden Jr., his Democratic opponent. Mr. Trump narrowly won independents in 2016, according to exit polls."
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  20. egger

    egger Member

    The tangled web of Trump's antics and failures related to DACA and his border wall stem from his inability to govern.

    Trump's first issued a threat to end DACA but later offered to extend it three years in return for ending the government shutdown he started. The shutdown was meant to coerce Congress to pay for his border wall. He was forced to ask Congress to fund his wall after he failed to make Mexico pay for it.

    Trump failed at his government shutdown. Congress didn't fund his wall. DACA continued.

    Trump declared a fake national emergency to fund his wall using repurposed military money

    Trump's repurposing stunt was deemed to be illegal by a federal district court in June 2020 which stated that the funds should have been appropriated by Congress.

    Trump experienced another setback later on DACA again. The Supreme Court ruled in June 2020 that Trump didn't offer a reasonable approach for ending DACA, which means he needs to make another proposal to the court. A decision could take months and may not be announced in time for the November election for which he had hoped to use it as a talking point.
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