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Old 9th November 2016, 10:12 PM   #1
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What's next? A Trump presidency prediction thread.

A lot of people are speculating on what sort of presidency The Donald will have and which of his "policy positions" he will actually implement or attempt to implement. As we grieve or rejoice today, what do we seriously think he will be able to accomplish? Make your predictions on the next 4 years in America. We'll resurrect the thread at the next election...

1) I predict that he will disappoint a lot of his supporters by not being the person they thought they were getting.
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Old 9th November 2016, 10:24 PM   #2
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Bannon and other quasi-GOP outsiders will turn all their energies fighting their true enemy:

The Republican Leadership

Knowing that this election was The Last Stand of the Angry White Men, Republicans everywhere will try to lock in their seats through gerrymandering and voter suppression.
This will be assisted by a conservative Supreme Court, which will also try to decide on many pet-peeves of the Conservatives as soon as possible.

In other words: we will have 2 years in which a lot of Republicans will want a lot of things to happen, domestically, which do not benefit any American.
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1. Trump is convicted of fraud (Trump University)
2. Trump is impeached and thrown out of office. Both GOP and Dems rejoice.
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ACA's probably going to be gone quite quickly.
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New reality TV show. 'Celebrity Apprentice President coming soon!
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Kangaroo court convicts Clinton as part of a drawn out show trial. Bread and circuses for all the Trump supporters so they can feel that they are making america great again.
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Old 10th November 2016, 01:09 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by gerdbonk View Post
1. Trump is convicted of fraud (Trump University)
2. Trump is impeached and thrown out of office. Both GOP and Dems rejoice.
... Which would leave us with Pence, and whoever he has.


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Old 10th November 2016, 01:12 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by sylvan8798 View Post
A lot of people are speculating on what sort of presidency The Donald will have and which of his "policy positions" he will actually implement or attempt to implement. As we grieve or rejoice today, what do we seriously think he will be able to accomplish? Make your predictions on the next 4 years in America. We'll resurrect the thread at the next election...

1) I predict that he will disappoint a lot of his supporters by not being the person they thought they were getting.
My prediction is similar to yours:

I predict that his core supporters will not get the person they thought they were getting, but they won't notice it. Many of the policies will continue as they were, there will be a few protectionist measures here and there, but nothing major.

Foreign policy will not take a radical shift, although he will actually demand NATO allies start doing their part in common defense, and not just piggyback on US forces as a small semi-capable auxillia. He might form friendships with various autocrats though, Duerte already offered an olive branch.

Overall it's way too early to decry him as the worst president ever. This should be readily obvious since he is still months away from taking office, but media and celebrities are already doing so.

There is actual potential for him to be a great president, truth to be told. Now that he's been elected we might as well hope for that.

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Old 10th November 2016, 01:16 AM   #9
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After achieving being elected, Trump's next goal will be to become "The greatest President" of all times.
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Well, it's more sensible that anything said about him by the media. There are several bad points (Climate change stuff), clearly undoable bluster (the Wall) and stuff that really doesn't make much sense unless you're a conservative fanatic (Schooling act), but about half of this stuff is at least reasonably good.

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Old 10th November 2016, 06:39 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by gerdbonk View Post
1. Trump is convicted of fraud (Trump University)
2. Trump is impeached and thrown out of office. Both GOP and Dems rejoice.
Then what??

Mike Pence is President? That's even worse for equal rights.

The fear from Trump is that he'll start a war, HERE. At home. He's the #1 recruitment tool for extremists. Hope everybody is prepared for a lot of **** blowing up.
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Old 10th November 2016, 06:59 AM   #12
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Realizing that people believe what they want to hear, TragicMonkey writes a phoney baloney inspirational book about how Jesus wants you to be exactly however you currently are. This book sells like hotcakes, bringing him an enormous fortune and tremendous popularity. He runs for the presidency in 2020 and is widely favored to win. Two weeks before the election he calls a press conference, confesses it was just a prank designed to get the attention of Chris Pratt, and retires back into obscurity to live a simple life of sybaritic luxury surrounded by gorgeous pool boys and high quality animatronic dinosaurs. He never does level his warlock past 85.
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Old 10th November 2016, 07:29 AM   #13
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The price of gasoline will double again.

After several years of utterly projections of present events into future events I no longer feel confident in my ability to understand what America wants and thinks, and Trump is a pig in a poke.

We see the future by looking through a peephole poked through the past. Trump is fresh paper, we have no idea what he will actually claim to believe and want in six weeks, much less do. There are no past event peepholes that look at today, this set of events.
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Old 10th November 2016, 07:31 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by TragicMonkey View Post
Realizing that people believe what they want to hear, TragicMonkey writes a phoney baloney inspirational book about how Jesus wants you to be exactly however you currently are. This book sells like hotcakes, bringing him an enormous fortune and tremendous popularity. He runs for the presidency in 2020 and is widely favored to win. Two weeks before the election he calls a press conference, confesses it was just a prank designed to get the attention of Chris Pratt, and retires back into obscurity to live a simple life of sybaritic luxury surrounded by gorgeous pool boys and high quality animatronic dinosaurs. He never does level his warlock past 85.
When you need proof readers let us know.
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Originally Posted by Jrrarglblarg View Post
When you need proof readers let us know.
The love and compasion of Lord Jesuz is all the proorfeading anyone need!
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The love and compasion of Lord Jesuz is all the proorfeading anyone need!
I smell a bestseller. Have you scheduled an appearance with Dr Phil or Glen Beck yet?
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Let's hope he completes his term. You're better off with a bumbling narcissist with the attention span of a toddler as POTUS, than with an anti-gay anti-woman religious fundamentalist who actually knows how to get things done.
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Old 10th November 2016, 08:49 AM   #18
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After achieving being elected, Trump's next goal will be to become "The greatest President" of all times.
Why not. He is already the "healthiest President" of all times...
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I predict he won't build a wall, but will build another fence that will end up covering some weak spots in the existing arrangement. He will call it 'a barrier'. He will claim that Mexico paid for it, albeit indirectly, via raising of import tariffs.
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He will claim that Mexico paid for it, albeit indirectly, via raising of import tariffs.
That's not the only way to raise the money. We could also tax remittances to Mexico. There's a lot of money there ($24.8 billion in 2015), even a 1% tax would add up.
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You're better off with a bumbling narcissist with the attention span of a toddler as POTUS
How about an actual toddler?
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That's not the only way to raise the money. We could also tax remittances to Mexico. There's a lot of money there ($24.8 billion in 2015), even a 1% tax would add up.
Such a move would be a red flag for migrant workers from everywhere. It would also open the US to retaliation .
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Let's hope he completes his term. You're better off with a bumbling narcissist with the attention span of a toddler as POTUS, than with an anti-gay anti-woman religious fundamentalist who actually knows how to get things done.
We already have Pence calling the shots. Didn't you get the memo?

Kasich did. If Kasich was to be his VP (Trump's original choice) than the deal was he would make all the decisions. Effectively making the VP the actual President.

There's no reason to believe that it's any different now.
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Such a move would be a red flag for migrant workers from everywhere.
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It would also open the US to retaliation .
Raising tariffs also opens the US to retaliation, and more directly since there's a lot more money leaving the US through remittances than coming back in.
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We already have Pence calling the shots. Didn't you get the memo?

Kasich did. If Kasich was to be his VP (Trump's original choice) than the deal was he would make all the decisions. Effectively making the VP the actual President.

There's no reason to believe that it's any different now.
That's if you believe Kasich's account. But his account is disputed, and furthermore, it doesn't even make sense. If such an offer was floated, it probably wasn't genuine. After all, there's no way that Kasich could ever hold Trump to it. The deal would be altered.
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Doom.

But seriously, I'm worried that the whole country will follow Kansas. Look how Republican policies of low taxes and government cuts has worked for them.
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1. Trump is convicted of fraud (Trump University)
2. Trump is impeached and thrown out of office. Both GOP and Dems rejoice.
Not rejoicing if Pence becomes Prez. He's even worse, if there could be such a thing.
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I predict he won't build a wall, but will build another fence that will end up covering some weak spots in the existing arrangement. He will call it 'a barrier'. He will claim that Mexico paid for it, albeit indirectly, via raising of import tariffs.
Well he keeps saying we should have kept Iraq's oil - maybe he can just threaten to take Mexico's oil if they don't pay up in cash.
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That's if you believe Kasich's account. But his account is disputed, and furthermore, it doesn't even make sense. If such an offer was floated, it probably wasn't genuine. After all, there's no way that Kasich could ever hold Trump to it. The deal would be altered.
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Of course I believe Kasich's account. Have you seen Trumps inability to concentrate for more than 10 minutes?

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the issue with once you make your bed, you have to lie in,
sadly you don't often realise exactly what bed you've made until it's too late....
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I've said it in other thread, but this looks like the place to put it.

Impeached within six weeks.
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It looks like he's appointing an absolutely incompetent cabinet. What a nightmare.
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I've said it in other thread, but this looks like the place to put it.

Impeached within six weeks.
I suspect the Pubbies might be planning that so they can have POTUS Pence.
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Of course I believe Kasich's account. Have you seen Trumps inability to concentrate for more than 10 minutes?

Even he must know he's over his head.
Why would he know that? If he's as bad as you think, wouldn't Dunning-Kruger keep him from recognizing it?
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Repeal of the Estate Tax is one of the first bills to cross the desk of President Trump. He signs it into law and gives a short speech on how this will protect family farms and working class Americans.
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President Trump nominates judge Roy MooreWP of Alabama to replace Scalia on the Supreme Court.
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It looks like he's appointing an absolutely incompetent cabinet. What a nightmare.
Conspiracy theorists and reality show stars?
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President Trump nominates judge Roy MooreWP of Alabama to replace Scalia on the Supreme Court.
Wikipedia indicates a vile piece of ****. Must be true?
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President Trump nominates judge Roy MooreWP of Alabama to replace Scalia on the Supreme Court.
I think he might nominate Ted Cruz. He's got a strong law background, the conservative base will like it, and it gets rid of a potential 2020 challenger.
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Once again we'll discover that nobody cares about the deficit, that tax cuts for the rich are always affordable, and Dem failures to spend the money on nice things, or at least advocate spending money on nice things, when they're in power is never rewarded.
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