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Old Yesterday, 03:01 PM   #1281
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Originally Posted by Craig4 View Post
I'm so happy right now. The Axios interview was masterful. The "It is what it is" quote is a beautiful thing. It's not being used entirely in context but it's Trump so that's okay.
I'd be willing to bet a few bucks that we have seen the last Trump interview hosted by someone other than Fox (not the news division, the shills like Hannity, etc.)
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Old Yesterday, 03:07 PM   #1282
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Originally Posted by Dread Pirate Roberts View Post
I'd be willing to bet a few bucks that we have seen the last Trump interview hosted by someone other than Fox (not the news division, the shills like Hannity, etc.)
I think you're mostly right. The few journalists left at Fox won't be allowed to interview Trump. It will be just the prime-time hosts. He'll do One American News because he's probably planning to make that Trump News Network post election.
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Old Yesterday, 04:06 PM   #1283
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Originally Posted by Craig4 View Post
I'm calling it right now. Biden wins in November. Mark Kelly follows the Obama plan and runs and wins in 2024 after only 4 years in the Senate.
I think Mark Kelly would make a fine president.
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Old Yesterday, 04:19 PM   #1284
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Originally Posted by Venom View Post
I think Mark Kelly would make a fine president.
I don't know him very well ...but I love his wife.
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Originally Posted by acbytesla View Post
I don't know him very well ...but I love his wife.
For your sake I hope he doesn't find out.
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Originally Posted by shemp View Post
For your sake I hope he doesn't find out.
Shhhhsssh! I won't tell him if you dont.
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Originally Posted by shemp View Post
For your sake I hope he doesn't find out.
For anyone who didn't catch the reference, his wife is former Rep. Gabby Giffords, who was nearly murdered during a mass shooting at a public event, and whose recovery and rehabilitation have been a picture of heroism. A lot of people love her.
https://www.biography.com/political-...ielle-giffords
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Tucson_shooting

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Old Today, 05:21 AM   #1288
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Originally Posted by Craig4 View Post
I think you're mostly right. The few journalists left at Fox won't be allowed to interview Trump. It will be just the prime-time hosts. He'll do One American News because he's probably planning to make that Trump News Network post election.
He may also do an interview with Alex Jones. (Wait... Is Jones still supporting trump?)

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Originally Posted by Stacyhs View Post
It truly was a disastrous interview. I think my favorite parts were these:
Looked completely out of his element. It's surprising he even agreed to that interview.
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Old Today, 03:35 PM   #1290
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Originally Posted by Craig4 View Post
I'm calling it right now. Biden wins in November. Mark Kelly follows the Obama plan and runs and wins in 2024 after only 4 years in the Senate.
Biden will win the popular vote, unless he dies. I'd bet my house on that. Who will be sitting in the White House after noon January 20, 2021? I'm not quite as confident on that one.
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Originally Posted by lobosrul5 View Post
Biden will win the popular vote, unless he dies. I'd bet my house on that. Who will be sitting in the White House after noon January 20, 2021? I'm not quite as confident on that one.
This, in spades! I'm not confident at all. What's certain is that the election process is already a colossal mess and will be getting far worse. It'll likely be January before SCOTUS installs Trump as President for Life.
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Old Today, 04:08 PM   #1292
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Originally Posted by lobosrul5 View Post
Biden will win the popular vote, unless he dies. I'd bet my house on that. Who will be sitting in the White House after noon January 20, 2021? I'm not quite as confident on that one.
I have complete confidence that if Biden wins the vote in the Electoral College, he will be president and in the White House by sundown on the 20th. A whole lot of freaky **** may go down in between the EC vote and January 20th but I have no concerns that Trump will be out and Biden will be in.
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Old Today, 04:10 PM   #1293
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Originally Posted by Belz... View Post
Looked completely out of his element. It's surprising he even agreed to that interview.
What's really surprising is how many opinion pieces were out yesterday talking about how we now know Trump's weakness, follow-up question. Really? And these people are journalists.
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Old Today, 06:33 PM   #1294
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I have complete confidence that if Biden wins the vote in the Electoral College, he will be president and in the White House by sundown on the 20th. A whole lot of freaky **** may go down in between the EC vote and January 20th but I have no concerns that Trump will be out and Biden will be in.
I have no doubt a lot of freaky rhetoric, posturing, and sky-is-falling mainstream media articles will go down between the EC vote and January 20th, but I have no concerns that the usual process of transferring power will proceed as usual. In particular, Trump will say all kinds of crazy ****, but will do pretty much what every president before him has done.

In other words, if he loses in November, he will leave the office in pretty much the same style as he entered the office, and held it.

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Old Today, 06:40 PM   #1295
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If Trump loses, anyone want to bet on whether or not Trump will go to Biden's inauguration? I would love to watch him as Biden is sworn in and Obama and Bush sit together.
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Originally Posted by theprestige View Post
I have no doubt a lot of freaky rhetoric, posturing, and sky-is-falling mainstream media articles will go down between the EC vote and January 20th, but I have no concerns that the usual process of transferring power will proceed as usual. In particular, Trump will say all kinds of crazy ****, but will do pretty much what every president before him has done.

In other words, if he loses in November, he will leave the office in pretty much the same style as he entered the office, and held it.
What style is that?
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If Trump loses, anyone want to bet on whether or not Trump will go to Biden's inauguration? I would love to watch him as Biden is sworn in and Obama and Bush sit together.
I'm guessing he might even leave the WH in a huff once he can't do any more about his loss. I'd be surprised if he goes to the swearing in. I can't see him attending any ceremonies. Pence will probably go in Trump's place.

What I'm curious about is whether or not we'll see TRUMP's jet on the tarmac to take him away once he can no longer fly Air Force 1.

Partially answering my own question, I guess the Trump Organization owns it. It's parked in NY.
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Have there been any appearances (coherent or not) of Biden speaking for more than 5 minutes recently? And are they on video?
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If he does go to the inauguration, he's only slightly better than 50% likely to be able to just sit quietly instead of either sobbing or doing a Kanye West. "I'm gonna let you finish, I'm gonna let you finish, but my Presidency was the greatest of all time! OF ALL TIME!!!"
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I'm guessing he might even leave the WH in a huff once he can't do any more about his loss. I'd be surprised if he goes to the swearing in. I can't see him attending any ceremonies. Pence will probably go in Trump's place.
I'd say the odds favor he wouldn't go. He's so petty that he couldn't stand it. He'd especially hate losing to Obama's VP and seeing Obama, Bush, Clinton and, maybe, Carter sitting together (or near if circumstances allow). They all can't stand him and he knows it. There won't be the crowds due to Covid 19 and Trump will claim his crowd was so much bigger.
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What style is that?
Already addressed.

Haha oh wow.
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Have there been any appearances (coherent or not) of Biden speaking for more than 5 minutes recently? And are they on video?
No. There are only obviously spliced together bits and pieces from 20 year old videos. You can tell because his hair is dark. This is evidence of his advanced dementia.

(adding because some people don't recognize obvious sarcasm directed at an obviously disingenuous question).
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I'd say the odds favor he wouldn't go. He's so petty that he couldn't stand it. He'd especially hate losing to Obama's VP and seeing Obama, Bush, Clinton and, maybe, Carter sitting together (or near if circumstances allow). They all can't stand him and he knows it. There won't be the crowds due to Covid 19 and Trump will claim his crowd was so much bigger.
Inauguration won't be until Jan. I do hope we can all come out of hibernation by then.
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Inauguration won't be until Jan. I do hope we can all come out of hibernation by then.
I don't see how.
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Originally Posted by sir drinks-a-lot View Post
Have there been any appearances (coherent or not) of Biden speaking for more than 5 minutes recently? And are they on video?
Not for the first time, I will state that if it were possible to care less than zero, that’s about where my caring would reside. I was prepared to champion, vote for, and give of my body in a naughty way to whomever the Dems ran, be it a cardboard facsimile baseball stadium fan, Jar Jar Binks, or John Dillinger’s exhumed penis.

The vast stretch of infinity contains nothing remotely suggestive of anything even remotely resembling a **** I might have to give about Joe Biden’s appearance, disappearance, or surprise reappearance following last season’s thrilling final episode cliffhanger of “Trump’s Wall” entitled: “Border? I Hardly Knew Her!”
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