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Captain_Swoop 24th September 2020 01:54 PM

Trump's lack of makeup blend today makes it looks like he's wearing a mask.
It seems to be getting worse every day.

thaiboxerken 24th September 2020 02:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13235540)
TRUMP: "The ballots, that's a whole big scam. They found 8 ballots in a waste basket, others in a river. They throw 'em out if they have the name Trump on them."

REPORTER: "There were no names on them"

TRUMP: "Well, they still found them in a river."

REPORTER: "What do you think the peaceful protesters are fighting for?"

TRUMP: "It's fine to do that in a peaceful manner, but when it gets less than peaceful, then it's unacceptable."

REPORTER: "You didn't answer my question."

Many of Trump's interactions would make great comedy if it weren't so consequential.

thaiboxerken 24th September 2020 02:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13235605)
Trump's lack of makeup blend today makes it looks like he's wearing a mask.
It seems to be getting worse every day.

I hope it means he's a death's door instead of where he is right now, at death's right hand.

Cain 24th September 2020 02:13 PM

President Trump will sign an executive order to ensure continued health-care coverage for Americans with pre-existing conditions. It's refreshing to finally have a leader who keeps his promises and actually wants to help Americans rather than a power-hungry, thin-skinned narcissist like Obama who had "gimme dat" promises to bribe voters, and then blew up the federal budget in order to stay in power.

jimbob 24th September 2020 02:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TragicMonkey (Post 13232113)
Quote:

Originally Posted by Giordano (Post 13232006)
Yet something else I donít get about Trump. Doesnít the POTUS have access to the best make-up artists in the world? Yet a 16 year old girl could do it much better. Both color and evenness. I thought maybe this is another deliberate trolling of the media. But then I realized this must be his ego! He does his own make-up because he doesnít want anyone else to know. He really believes that no one else can detect his clever self-applied Venusian tan as fake!

Or maybe his make-up person hates him...

I donít know about his hair weave...

My guess is that his eyesight is bad and he's too vain for glasses, too squeamish for contacts, and too narcissistic to realize the whole universe isn't blurry it's just his own perception. I think Trump's incapable of realizing other people don't literally see everything the same way he does.


https://twitter.com/TomJChicago/stat...437894658?s=20

Quote:

Tom Joseph
@TomJChicago
Grooming issues are common w/ frontotemporal dementia. Wearing make-up complicates it bc judgment, dexterity & perception have deteriorated. Normally a dementia patient at his stage wouldnít be out in public where everybody sees his caked on make up & the costumey look it creates

Captain_Swoop 24th September 2020 02:24 PM

Jim Acosta tweeted
@Acosta
Leaving for NC, Trump claimed he couldn't really hear booing at SCOTUS today: "I think that was just a political chant. We could hardly hear it from where we were..Somebody said there was some chanting. But they were right next to the media. But we could hardly hear too much."

Norman Alexander 24th September 2020 02:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13235637)
Jim Acosta tweeted
@Acosta
Leaving for NC, Trump claimed he couldn't really hear booing at SCOTUS today: "I think that was just a political chant. We could hardly hear it from where we were..Somebody said there was some chanting. But they were right next to the media. But we could hardly hear too much."

...because the media were louder???

Stacyhs 24th September 2020 03:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13235637)
Jim Acosta tweeted
@Acosta
Leaving for NC, Trump claimed he couldn't really hear booing at SCOTUS today: "I think that was just a political chant. We could hardly hear it from where we were..Somebody said there was some chanting. But they were right next to the media. But we could hardly hear too much."

That doesn't even make sense.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Norman Alexander (Post 13235656)
...because the media were louder???

Of course. The reporters were yelling out questions. Couldn't you hear it? Yeah...neither could anyone else

It was completely silent as Trump arrived 1:40 in the video. Trump looks visibly uncomfortable as he stands there until the booing starts at 2:23 which is quite loud. No way did he not hear it. The chanting "Vote him out" is also quite audible. It's obvious he hears it and does his usual cut and run at 3:12. Once again, he's lying. He heard it quite well.

Skeptic Ginger 24th September 2020 03:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Orphia Nay (Post 13234733)
"US President Donald Trump has declined to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the 3 November election to Democratic rival Joe Biden.

"Mr Trump has also said he expects the election battle to end up before the Supreme Court.

"We're going to have to see what happens," Mr Trump, a Republican, told reporters at the White House when asked whether he would commit to transferring power.""

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pjGyO-V0AQ

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https://www.rte.ie/news/world/2020/0...rump-election/

Keep in mind he does this **** because it stirs the flies around the news coverage. Take it with a grain of salt.

He's also giving a strong message that he doesn't believe he's going to win the election so he's starting now to rationalize how he didn't really lose, he was cheated by the dark state or something. Listen to his words of ignorance, something about "it's the ballots". He didn't even add the main-in ballots this time, he's calling the election a fraud before the election even takes place.

Skeptic Ginger 24th September 2020 03:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13234777)
....

Trump also said he believed the result could end up in the Supreme Court

"I've been complaining very strongly about the ballots, and the ballots are a disaster."
"Get rid of the ballots, and you'll have a very - you'll have a very peaceful - there won't be a transfer, frankly, there'll be a continuation."

I don't think he even realizes what he just said there. Time to publicize this gaffe of this elderly man with increasing dementia.


Quote:

Trump commented on the Supreme court.

"I think this will end up in the Supreme Court, and I think it's very important that we have nine justices," the president said.
I think it's better if you go before the election, because I think this scam that the Democrats are pulling, it's a scam, the scam will be before the United States Supreme Court."
He fantasizes the SCOTUS will install him like they did GW. I doubt he understands the concept that this is up to the states. And guess what, Roberts has to agree the SCOTUS will hear the case, whatever challenge Trump thinks his lawyers can contrive.

And if Trump thinks the justices he stacked the deck with owe him a favor, I believe he is in for a rude awakening.

Of course that's my current POV. The closer we get to the election I might revise it.

Captain_Swoop 24th September 2020 03:22 PM

Ah now we have confirmation Trump heard the crowd booing him, and cried like a baby when nobody was looking.

Skeptic Ginger 24th September 2020 03:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Aridas (Post 13234836)
Personally, again, I disagree. I think that such both is more part of a cynical and dishonest strategy than an actual inability to comprehend - and is far better to treat as strategy, regardless, than treating it as an actual inability, for pretty much every practical purpose.

Willful vs mentally incapable of tolerating a blow to his ego...

It's been a pattern on display the last 4 years, first he lies then he begins to actually believe the lies because that protects his pathologic ego.

Captain_Swoop 24th September 2020 03:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Skeptic Ginger (Post 13235712)
I don't think he even realizes what he just said there. Time to publicize this gaffe of this elderly man with increasing dementia.

He knows exactly what he said.
He's going to discount mail in votes and claim victory and expects his judges on his court are going to back him up.

Skeptic Ginger 24th September 2020 03:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13235715)
Ah now we have confirmation Trump heard the crowd booing him, and cried like a baby when nobody was looking.

That's what people are saying.

Skeptic Ginger 24th September 2020 03:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13235718)
He knows exactly what he said.
He's going to discount mail in votes and claim victory and expects his judges on his court are going to back him up.

That's not the gaffe. The gaffe was saying "the ballots" not the mail-in ballots.

Darat 24th September 2020 04:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13235605)
Trump's lack of makeup blend today makes it looks like he's wearing a mask.
It seems to be getting worse every day.

It's the energy efficient bulbs, he has said it makes everyone he looks at orange...

dirtywick 24th September 2020 05:07 PM

He finally revealed his healthcare plan: an executive order telling congress to come up with a healthcare plan. Bold move, letís see how it plays out.

newyorkguy 24th September 2020 05:22 PM

trump's strategy appears to be, if he loses the electoral college vote (based on the popular vote in the various states), concoct a way to challenge the votes in enough states that he lost in order to change the electoral college vote in his favor. Whatever he comes up with the Republicans will support and frame it as a legal issue, go before the Supreme Court and expect the court -- with trump's new nominee in place -- to rule in their favor.

When authoritarians have been elected the head of democratic nations, that is out of the standard playbook. They subvert and corrupt the democratic process to remain in office. They always dispute the following election. They also pack the highest court in the land. They always find a way to remain in power. I just hope it doesn't happen here and there are people all over the world who feel the same way. It's horrible that people are forced to sit and watch this all happen.

SezMe 24th September 2020 05:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by phiwum (Post 13234978)
Not true in my experience.

My evangelical family members regard Trump as chosen by God, like Saul. I don't recall Saul being a total dick and incompetent after the conversion, but you know, God works in mysterious ways.

In any case, it's God who chose him, not the evangelicals, and who are we to question God's judgment?

I agree. If you believe some guy walked on water, turned water to win, fed thousands with a fish, then honestly and truly believing Trump was sent by god is small potatoes. The notion that god works in mysterious ways also makes in a lot easier to believe stuff that might otherwise be unthinkable.

Captain_Swoop 24th September 2020 06:40 PM

Some of tonights trump

"We also have some of our unbelievable undercover operatives. If you don't mind, I won't introduce them. I want to so badly ... I want to hug 'em and kiss 'em, which I'm not allowed to do because of social distancing."

"They're trying to do a little bit of a political hit. 'Let's delay it just a little bit.' Did you notice that?" -- Trump darkly suggests unidentified forces are conspiring to delay the rollout of a coronavirus vaccine

"We will teach our children the truth about America, that we are the most exceptional nation in the Earth and you have not seen anything yet" -- Trump's plan to propagandise public schools is very popular at his rallies

"They say it hurts. That is only going 52 miles per hour. A bullet goes about 2000 miles per hour." -- Trump on Ali Velshi getting shot with a rubber bullet in Minneapolis

"They came to my office today in the death penalty, for clemency. I said, 'what was the crime?' The crime was so horrible that I won't tell you what it was, but it has been going on for 21 years or so."

"We've taken out so many bad ones ... we've never had weapons like this" talking (wink wink) about how much he hopes to never have to use certain unspecified military weaponry

It is not normal for the President of the United States to call (former) FBI officials "scum," say "they were trying to do a coup," and suggest they should be prosecuted

"I told our great First Lady, I said, 'I was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. I'm here to come home early. I'm gonna watch it on NBC News'... they start off with you, they said you had some heavy rain"- Trump whines that NBC covered a hurricane instead of his Nobel nomination

The Great Zaganza 24th September 2020 07:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13235605)
Trump's lack of makeup blend today makes it looks like he's wearing a mask.
It seems to be getting worse every day.

Looks like he's using Homer's make-up shotgun.

DevilsAdvocate 24th September 2020 07:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by newyorkguy (Post 13235827)
trump's strategy appears to be, if he loses the electoral college vote (based on the popular vote in the various states), concoct a way to challenge the votes in enough states that he lost in order to change the electoral college vote in his favor. Whatever he comes up with the Republicans will support and frame it as a legal issue, go before the Supreme Court and expect the court -- with trump's new nominee in place -- to rule in their favor.

When authoritarians have been elected the head of democratic nations, that is out if the standard playbook. They subvert and corrupt the democratic process to remain in office. They always dispute the following election. They also pack the highest court in the land. They always find a way to remain in power. I just hope it doesn't happen here and there are people all over the world who feel the same way. It's horrible that people are forced to sit and watch this all happen.

It is very scary.

Trumps know about the red mirage and the blue shift. For a number of reasons, votes that are counted after election day tend to favor Democrats. The blue shift. That can give the appearance when the polls close or at the end of election day that the Republican is doing better than he actually is or even winning. The red mirage.

Thatís why Trump has been saying over and over that there has to be a final decision on election night. And many of the votes counted after election day are mail-in or absentee ballots. That is why Trump has been saying over and over again that the mail-in votes will be fraudulent.

Trumps knows that it is very possible that he will be ahead when the polls close or even at the end of election night only to have Biden take the lead as mail-in ballots are received and/or counted the following days.

Trump will insist that Biden concede on election night and that the election is over, which Biden wonít do. When the votes then shift to Biden, Trump will declare that he won on election night and these are fraudulent ballots mysteriously appearing out of nowhere.

Federal Election Commission Commissioner Hans von Spakovsky will contact State officials and legislatures and convince them that mail-in ballots counted after election night are expected to have a similar distribution as those counted on election day and the blue shift is a clear indication of fraud. It appears he may already be setting this up. Governors, Secretaries of State, and/or State legislators will agree and call for a recount of the votes counted after election day.

They will spend a bunch of time coming up with rules. They will declare that the votes counted when the polls closed or at the end of election day (whenever Trump was ahead) to be valid and all subsequent votes be recounted. They will count the Trump votes first because they clearly cannot account for the blue shift that indicates the fraud.

Then make even tighter restrictions to toss out Biden ballots for the smallest of technical concerns. They will, of course, find some small errors on some ballots. They will use this to declare that they have discovered fraud among the Biden ballots counted after election day, just as they had expected.

They will cut back staff and the new level of scrutiny will slow the process down causing the Biden ballots to be counted very, very, slowly. Before Biden gets enough votes to take the lead, they will declare that they have run out of time, but they calculate that with the fraudulent Biden ballots a further recount would not give Biden the lead.

The State legislature will take a vote and declare that they have determined that it is the will of the people of the State that Trumpís electors be appointed.

Everything I have heard Trump do and say points to him planning to pursue this course (if necessary). He can probably do it in every State that has a republican majority in the legislature, which includes Florida, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, Arizona, North Carolina, Ohio, Georgia, Iowa, and Texas (basically every swing state except Nevada).

Biden will file a law suit. Whether Biden wins or loses in State court it will be taken to the Supreme Court. The right-leaning Supreme Court, now packed with three Trump appointees, will rule 6-3 or 5-4 in favor of Trump arguing that Federal law requires that the election be based on the will of the people but the Constitution gives the authority to the States to decide how to make that determination, so the decision of the State legislature to appoint the Trump electors stands. House Democrats could vote to impeach Trump, but two-thirds of the Senate are not going to vote to convict.

And that is how democracy ends in the United States of America.

Captain_Swoop 24th September 2020 07:21 PM

Trump Tweets

Cheating on Unsolicited Ballots by political hacks, or anyone else, is against the law. We are closely watching!

Democrats are Rigging our 2020 Election!

‘Trump Was Right’: Explosive New FBI Texts Detail Internal Furor Over Handling Of ‘Crossfire Hurricane’ Investigation — Newly disclosed internal FBI notes & text messages detail the extent of the FBI's desire to take down Trump & his associates at any cost.

Captain_Swoop 24th September 2020 07:22 PM

Trump Tweets


The FIRST PILLAR of the America First Healthcare Plan—more CHOICE for American Patients!

The SECOND PILLAR of the America First Healthcare Plan will lower costs for families and seniors. The days of ripping off American patients are over. Today, I signed an historic executive order that ENDS surprise medical billing.

The FINAL PILLAR of the America First Healthcare Plan—better care! The historic action I took today includes the first-ever executive order to affirm it is the official policy of the United States Government to protect patients with pre-existing conditions.

We are providing better care, and more choice, at lower cost. We are delivering a healthier, safer, brighter, and more prosperous future for EVERY citizen in our magnificent land – because we are proudly putting AMERICA FIRST!

Under The America First Healthcare Plan, we will ensure the highest standard of care anywhere in the world — cutting-edge treatments, state-of-the-art medicine, groundbreaking cures, and true health security for you and your loved ones!

Captain_Swoop 24th September 2020 07:24 PM

Trump Tweets

GREAT NEWS! PAC- 12 football is back this Fall! Congrats to the players, their families, the coaches, and the universities. The west coast games will kick off soon – You’re welcome!!!

Skeptic Ginger 24th September 2020 07:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dirtywick (Post 13235819)
He finally revealed his healthcare plan: an executive order telling congress to come up with a healthcare plan. Bold move, letís see how it plays out.

I'm pretty sure that was the old plan. It's the one Trump rolled out in 2017:

"I thought you had a plan."
"Wait, I thought you had one."

shemp 24th September 2020 08:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by newyorkguy (Post 13235827)
trump's strategy appears to be, if he loses the electoral college vote (based on the popular vote in the various states), concoct a way to challenge the votes in enough states that he lost in order to change the electoral college vote in his favor. Whatever he comes up with the Republicans will support and frame it as a legal issue, go before the Supreme Court and expect the court -- with trump's new nominee in place -- to rule in their favor.

When authoritarians have been elected the head of democratic nations, that is out of the standard playbook. They subvert and corrupt the democratic process to remain in office. They always dispute the following election. They also pack the highest court in the land. They always find a way to remain in power. I just hope it doesn't happen here and there are people all over the world who feel the same way. It's horrible that people are forced to sit and watch this all happen.

I am hoping for two things:

1. Trump gets the shock of his life when he finds out that the Supreme Court isn't in his pocket like he thinks it is.

2. Trump's actions are sufficient to get him arrested for treason, convicted, sentenced to death and executed.

However, I'm not holding my breath waiting for these to happen.

phiwum 24th September 2020 09:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Armitage72 (Post 13235063)
I thought the usual comparison was to King Cyrus of Persia, a non-believer chosen by God to benefit the actual believers.

Yes, now that you mention it, I've heard that as well.

Ladewig 24th September 2020 11:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shemp (Post 13235996)
I am hoping for two things:

1. Trump gets the shock of his life when he finds out that the Supreme Court isn't in his pocket like he thinks it is.

And I hope that if item 1 happens, he jumps in front of a camera and lets everyone know his feelings about the court not doing what he wants. Hilarity ensues.

Stacyhs 24th September 2020 11:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13235715)
Ah now we have confirmation Trump heard the crowd booing him, and cried like a baby when nobody was looking.

How so?

Craig4 25th September 2020 02:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13235605)
Trump's lack of makeup blend today makes it looks like he's wearing a mask.
It seems to be getting worse every day.

Oh excellent. Maybe we'll get lucky and he'll get COVID-19. His disgusting carcass must be full of chronic illness that makes him high risk. I'd be happy if he suffered any serious health event but COVID-19 seems like poetic justice.

Craig4 25th September 2020 02:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shemp (Post 13235996)
I am hoping for two things:

1. Trump gets the shock of his life when he finds out that the Supreme Court isn't in his pocket like he thinks it is.

2. Trump's actions are sufficient to get him arrested for treason, convicted, sentenced to death and executed.

However, I'm not holding my breath waiting for these to happen.

It won't be treason. He does have some criminal liability but nothing that rates the death penalty. As for the Supreme Court. That's more likely. History is replete with examples of presidents disappointed by their judicial nominations.

Captain_Swoop 25th September 2020 03:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stacyhs (Post 13236099)
How so?

His denial of hearing it.

Captain_Swoop 25th September 2020 04:06 AM

Trump Tweets

I was thrilled to be back in my home state of FLORIDA with thousands of loyal, hardworking American Patriots in Jacksonville! 40 days from now, we are going to WIN FLORIDA, and we are going to win 4 more years in the White House! VOTE!! #MAGA http://Vote.DonaldJTrump.com

GREAT NEWS! PAC- 12 football is back this Fall! Congrats to the players, their families, the coaches, and the universities. The west coast games will kick off soon – You’re welcome!!!

Captain_Swoop 25th September 2020 05:04 AM

Trump Retweeted

Donald Trump Jr.
@DonaldJTrumpJr
It's clear that If Biden wins the WH, Dems will immediately move to pack the courts to increase their political power. As part of their power-grab, Dems will undoubtedly move to get rid of the 2nd Amendment. Don't let these leftwing radicals get away with it, vote Trump!!! #MAGA

The Don 25th September 2020 05:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13236311)
Trump Retweeted

Donald Trump Jr.
@DonaldJTrumpJr
It's clear that If Biden wins the WH, Dems will immediately move to pack the courts to increase their political power. As part of their power-grab, Dems will undoubtedly move to get rid of the 2nd Amendment. Don't let these leftwing radicals get away with it, vote Trump!!! #MAGA

As opposed to the GOP who actively prevented the Obama administration from filling court seats so that right-wing judges could be installed again ? :rolleyes:

And as opposed to a Republican President who openly admits that he wants to install a SCOTUS judge so they can directly influence the outcome of the election.

Every single thing that President Trump and his minions say is sheer projection.

wasapi 25th September 2020 05:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Craig4 (Post 13236232)
Oh excellent. Maybe we'll get lucky and he'll get COVID-19. His disgusting carcass must be full of chronic illness that makes him high risk. I'd be happy if he suffered any serious health event but COVID-19 seems like poetic justice.

You expressed my exact thoughts!

Captain_Swoop 25th September 2020 05:17 AM

Trump Retweeted
Catherine Herridge
@CBS_Herridge
#Durham BREAKING: The primary sub-source for the Steele dossier was deemed a possible “national security threat” + the subject of 2009 FBI counter-intel probe. According to new records, those facts were known to Crossfire Hurricane team in December 2016. @LindseyGrahamSC

Captain_Swoop 25th September 2020 05:18 AM

Trump Tweets

Working hard in New Mexico. I built the Wall (security) and will totally protect your Second Amendment (The Dems want to obliterate it!). Will be there soon!

Armitage72 25th September 2020 05:35 AM

Over in the coronavirus thread, I posted a link to Trump claiming that the FDA's proposed new safety guidelines for a coronavirus vaccine are a political move against him.

I remember when I was in Second Grade (7 or 8 years old), overhearing a classmate complaining to her friends that the employees at the local McDonalds had deliberately added things to which she was allergic to her food "just to make me sick". As if the employees were lurking in the shadows, watching and cackling evilly at their plot to make this specific customer sick.
Most children grow up and realize that the entire universe doesn't revolve around them.

As I was typing this, I remembered a really old Peanuts comic. One of the characters was talking to Lucy.
"Do you think there's intelligent life on other planets?"
"Definitely not. If there was they certainly would have tried to contact me by now."

I can't help but wonder if Trump would give a similar answer.


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