What's Trump Done Now?


Retired_Can_Soldier
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#1
Come on, you knew it was inevitable.

(CNN)Republicans in Congress barely had time to get their footing Monday, as another wild development, this time reports that President Donald Trump had revealed sensitive intelligence to Russia's foreign minister and US ambassador, swept the Capitol.
Senators mulled over the latest stunning news, first reported by The Washington Post, as they met inside the chamber.
Tennessee Republican Sen. Bob Corker said the wave of negative stories related to Trump and intelligence meant the White House is in a "downward spiral."

"They are in a downward spiral right now and have got to figure out a way to come to grips with all that's happening," Corker told reporters. "You know the shame of it is there's a really good national security team in place, there's good productive things that are underway through them, and through others. But the chaos that is being created by the lack of discipline is creating an environment that I think — it creates a worrisome environment."

Read more here.
 
JLM
No Party Affiliation
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Probably just doing things the way he deems to be proper and not taking any crap from anybody. In other words being his own man!
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

Probably just doing things the way he deems to be proper and not taking any crap from anybody. In other words being his own man!

Leaking information to the Russians and acting like a baby on Twitter isn't exactly what I'd consider being a man. Anyway, the intent of this thread is compile his actions day to day and by all means, if someone has some positive action I encourage them to post it here as well.
 
Bar Sinister
No Party Affiliation
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

Probably just doing things the way he deems to be proper and not taking any crap from anybody. In other words being his own man!


He appears to be on track to a record early impeachment. Blabbing state secrets to the Russians is no laughing matter.

Sources: Trump shared classified info with Russians

Sources: Trump shared classified info with Russians - CNNPolitics.com
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
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Quote: Originally Posted by Bar Sinister View Post

He appears to be on track to a record early impeachment. Blabbing state secrets to the Russians is no laughing matter.

Sources: Trump shared classified info with Russians

Sources: Trump shared classified info with Russians - CNNPolitics.com

You just shared the same link I posted.
It's been 20 minutes, hasn't he done something mew?
 
Curious Cdn
Conservative
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

Probably just doing things the way he deems to be proper and not taking any crap from anybody. In other words being his own man!

"...being his own man"... i.e. being a dictator.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by Retired_Can_Soldier View Post

Tennessee Republican Sen. Bob Corker said the wave of negative stories related to Trump and intelligence meant the White House is in a "downward spiral."

In the Air Force we call it a "death spiral."

You're falling and turning. Just like "turn into the skid" with a car, there's a right thing and a wrong thing to do. The right thing is to deal with the turn first, and convert the spiral into a straight dive, then pull out. The instinctive and wrong thing is to try to level off first, then deal with the turn. This tightens the spiral and. . . well. . . kills you.

Doing the right thing requires training and discipline. Doing the wrong thing (and dying, and banging up a very expensive aircraft that don't belong to you) requires following your gut (like your gut knows anything about aerodynamics). Wonder which way Kim Jong Don'll go.
 
Angstrom
No Party Affiliation
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Popcorn time
 
Curious Cdn
Conservative
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Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

In the Air Force we call it a "death spiral."

You're falling and turning. Just like "turn into the skid" with a car, there's a right thing and a wrong thing to do. The right thing is to deal with the turn first, and convert the spiral into a straight dive, then pull out. The instinctive and wrong thing is to try to level off first, then deal with the turn. This tightens the spiral and. . . well. . . kills you.

Doing the right thing requires training and discipline. Doing the wrong thing (and dying, and banging up a very expensive aircraft that don't belong to you) requires following your gut (like your gut knows anything about aerodynamics). Wonder which way Kim Jong Don'll go.

Maybe, the right thing to do is to eject, parachute clear from the wreck and spend the rest of your life living in a penthouse on top of the Trump Tower Dubai (Does the "Emeritates" have a extradition treaty with the USA?)

Quote: Originally Posted by Angstrom View Post

Popcorn time

Bird seed time!
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by Angstrom View Post

Popcorn time

 
mentalfloss
#11
Trump revealed classified info about ISIS with Russians: report | CTV News
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

"...being his own man"... i.e. being a dictator.


There's times and places where being a benevolent dictator works well.
 
TenPenny
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

Probably just doing things the way he deems to be proper and not taking any crap from anybody. In other words being his own man!



That's a great idea, as long as you accept that no other country will trust the US with classified intelligence information.
 
lone wolf
Free Thinker
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

Probably just doing things the way he deems to be proper and not taking any crap from anybody. In other words being his own man!

He's not "his own man". He lost that when the public put him into public office. Tromp should have left his asshole at home
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by lone wolf View Post

He's not "his own man". He lost that when the public put him into public office. Tromp should have left his asshole at home


If you'd have quit after the second sentence I'd have given you a greenie.
 
lone wolf
Free Thinker
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Aw gee.... Was it the word ... or the fact?
 
Tecumsehsbones
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At a moment like this, I like to reflect on the true meaning of "loose cannon." In the days of sail, in naval battles cannon would often be knocked off their trucks (the wheeled wooden frame of the gun). The gun would then roll around a crowded deck with every motion of the ship in response to wind, waves, and enemy fire. Considering that an 18-pounder weighed about 5500 pounds, having such an object rolling randomly around a crowded deck was not only horribly dangerous in itself; if the gun fell through a hatch it would smash through decks and ultimately the hull, sinking the ship. This is why desperate sailors would risk life and limb to get a line around a loose cannon and secure it, or push it overboard.

Those of us who think Trump is a loose cannon in the modern sense of "an amusingly rebellious or unconventional individual, making some people uncomfortable but ultimately causing little or no harm" would do well to remember the original meaning of the term.
 
coldstream
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As i understood it this seems like rather trivial classified material. And nothing that the President is not entitled to reveal. Essentially his office allows him to determine and release information as he sees fit.

No laws broken here EXCEPT for those leaking sensitive information to the Washington Post from within the administration. The leaker might be breaking secrecy laws, the Washington Post ethical and confidentiality standards.. both are doing a disservice to the country.
Last edited by coldstream; May 16th, 2017 at 12:58 PM..
 
TenPenny
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Quote: Originally Posted by coldstream View Post

As i understood it this seems like rather trivial classified material. And nothing that the President is not entitled to reveal. Essentially his office allows him to determine and release information as he sees fit.

No laws broken here EXCEPT for those leaking sensitive information to the Washington Post from within the administration who might be breaking secrecy laws and doing a disservice to the country.



Since the information was provided by a foreign country on very strict classified conditions, I would venture to say that you're completely off base.
 
WLDB
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

"...being his own man"... i.e. being a dictator.

If he was a dictator he'd be locking up people who oppose him. Domestically the President cant do a whole hell of a lot without congress approving it.

Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

There's times and places where being a benevolent dictator works well.

In theory. In practice there is no such thing as a benevolent dictatorship as the dictator is human. When you give any person absolute power they will abuse it in one way or another.

Quote: Originally Posted by coldstream View Post

As i understood it this seems like rather trivial classified material. And nothing that the President is not entitled to reveal. Essentially his office allows him to determine and release information as he sees fit.

Indeed, he's allowed to do it, but that doesnt make doing it the right thing to do. The optics are very bad given the timing.
 
TenPenny
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Other countries aren't going to share intelligence, that's for sure.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by coldstream View Post

As i understood it this seems like rather trivial classified material. And nothing that the President is not entitled to reveal. Essentially his office allows him to determine and release information as he sees fit.

No laws broken here EXCEPT for those leaking sensitive information to the Washington Post from within the administration. The leaker might be breaking secrecy laws,

What "secrecy laws" would those be?

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the Washington Post ethical and confidentiality standards..

The Post, insofar as it has an ethical duty, has a duty to report such information. To what system of ethics are you referring? And a newspaper owes confidentiality only to its sources, which duty the Post has fulfilled.[/quote]

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both are doing a disservice to the country.

No, they're doing the Mantle of Gawd a disservice. They're doing the country a great service, as they did in 1973.
 
Corduroy
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It's OK that Trump revealed classified information about Israeli military operations to Russia, an ally of Iran which has called for the total destruction of Israel, because it's legal that he did it. No problem whatsoever because the president is allowed to do it. We can whatever he's allowed to do. I don't see what the problem is. Trump did something legal so it's fine. Everything Trump does is OK so long as it's legal, and if it's not legal, it should be. He's his own man. His supporters are not, but Trump is.
 
B00Mer
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Comey wrote in memo that Trump asked to end Flynn investigation



Lock him up!! Lock him up!! Lock him up!!

LOL after all his rally chants to lock up Hillary, it's funny that he may be the one that gets locked up.

Obstruction of justice....
 
Corduroy
#25
Useful to point out the hypocrisy of Trumpites but it's not gonna happen.
 
JLM
No Party Affiliation
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Looks like nothing too important (from what I can gather watching Rosie Barton) but enough to drive a lot of busy bodies to distraction. It's been 6 months since the election, you'd think people would be getting used to him by now. "There's bigger fish to fry"!
 
Curious Cdn
Conservative
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

There's times and places where being a benevolent dictator works well.

I'm hard pressed to think of one.

Trump, by the way, is the antithesis of "benevolent".
 
Angstrom
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#28
Just when i thought sensitive snowflakes couldn't get sillie
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Curious Cdn
Conservative
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Quote: Originally Posted by Angstrom View Post

Just when i thought sensitive snowflakes couldn't get sillie
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Oh, I see.

The Rand Corp. guy has logged on.
 
Angstrom
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#30
Hard to stay away when you guys are so funny.