What's Trump Done Now?

Retired_Can_Soldier

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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."

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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! :) :)
 

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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! :) :)

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.
 

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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.
 

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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?)

Popcorn time :laughing3:

Bird seed time!
 

Tecumsehsbones

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Popcorn time :laughing3:

 

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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! :) :)



That's a great idea, as long as you accept that no other country will trust the US with classified intelligence information.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 
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TenPenny

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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 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.
 

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"...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.

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.

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.