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Discussion in 'IMO: In My Opinion' started by Winchester, Nov 16, 2016.
‘He threw a fit’: Trump’s anger over Iran deal forced aides to scramble for a compromise
Trump doesn't understand the basics about economics.
Trump doesn't seem to understand the stock market. Or the national debt. - CNNPolitics
Face it.....the man is an absolute wretch of a human being.
It's been over 8 months since Trump was sworn in as the U.S. president and it seems that I wake up every morning to some new appalling thing he's tweeted or said, something that all too often threatens someone - either individuals or entire countries. Nothing prepared me, however, for Trump's series of tweets this morning threatening to abandon 3.4 million Americans in Puerto Rico to a "staggering humanitarian crisis." Trump threatens to abandon Puerto Rico recovery effort
The issue of whether or not the Trump administration's emergency disaster relief efforts have been adequate in the face of the unprecedented disaster caused by hurricane Maria continues to be controversial. However, even if the efforts up until now have been the best that can be done (which seems highly doubtful), the President of the United States just threatened to abandon 3.4 million Americans who desperately need help from their government. I don't remember ever hearing a president of this country expressing such callous disregard for its citizens. I'm sick to my very soul.
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Damage control attempted.
Wonder how long Kelly will last?
See post 6415
Sorry, you're going to have to be more specific for us. We've all read that post and didn't see what you saw, apparently.
We don't agree that the things you listed in 6415 are good for the US economy. In fact, most of them are bad.
Renegotiating NAFTA, imposing high tariffs on Canadian lumber, making the G20 remove its opposition of protectionism. I guess those items are good for some people. They scare the crap out of me. Protectionism is NEVER a good thing. Never.
Especially when one considers that the ManBaby is most assuredly not the businessman or the negotiator he pretends to be. Unless one considers bullying and ridicule a good negotiating tactic. I do not.
And all his lying. He constantly lies about all the good things he’s accomplished. Most of us are very much aware of his lies.
Trump really has to go... before he destroys this country.. and all it's inhabitants, except the rich..
Yes the negative things that he has said about Puerto Rico before this happened are true though he shouldn't have been pointing them out after the hurricane. Yes they were a financial basket case, though D.C. isn't fiscally responsible either. Yes they didn't start putting power lines underground before this and yes they were on the verge of bankruptcy but that is beside the point. We are going to have to pour resources into Puerto Rico to save lives. Puerto Rico basically needs to be rebuilt. Yes hard choices need to be made so that they don't sink back into a financial morass but for now they have to be rebuilt. Hard choices will come later.
There will be no jobs on a dead planet. You can't breathe or eat money. It's really that simple.
PR is an issue because they are a territory not a state. It's like having a perpetual child living in your basement. Time for them to become a state or vote for independence.
Political correctness or what ever word you want to assign to this don't say anything that might hurt peoples feelings does not change the truth and of course if Trump says it even though he speaks the truth it will be twisted. Now is the time to discuss this just like the liberals think they should have jumped on gun control before the blood was mopped up in Las Vegas. The news conveniently left out the rescue efforts by our men and women in PR for their own agenda. I wonder at times how stupid both reporting sides of the media think we are.
Hahahahahahahahhaha. . .lol. They'd love to become a state. That's never ever going to happen with a Republican Congress. (Also they wouldn't be allowed to declare independence. PR is the main source of sugar cane for the US and they aren't going to give that up without a fight. And there aren't enough residents of PR to have a successful revolution).
Trump referred to meeting with the president of the US Virgin Islands. Which is him. He clearly doesn't understand this stuff. He really needs to understand this stuff :/.
He is easily the single dumbest person ever to hold office.
Or maybe he was looking in a mirror and telling himself what a good job he was doing?
Days without the ManBaby making a national embarrassing mistake? Zero.
Get him a map with bright colors and a big box of giant crayons for his little hands to hold.
No, he was referring to an actual meeting with the governor of the Virgin Islands, he just doesn't understand the whole dynamic. And he really at the very least needs to understand what he is president of.
I was being sarcastic.
I used to work with a woman from Puerto Rico and her mom still lived there. She said that her mom was very pro American. She told me that every once in a while they have a referendum with three choices, become a state, declare independence or stay a territory. Her mom always voted for statehood. There is also a vocal group that wants independence, there used to be some terrorist activity here over that. She said everyone brings out their ads trying to gain the majority. She said every time people get sick of hearing about it and most vote to keep things the way they are.
The last time Puerto Rico had a "vote" about statehood, 97% of those who voted said yes. But only 23% of residents voted. So it's hard to say what the average Puerto Rican wants. BUT, that doesn't matter because it's entirely up to Congress. Congress could make PR a state against the will of the residents or keep them a commonwealth even if the residents all want statehood. There's definitely no way the current Congress would vote for statehood.
But anyway. Even if you consider PR "a grown kid living in the basement" (whose parents won't let them get a job), bugging them about it right now is like waiting until that basement kid gets cancer and then asking them to move out :/.
And look what kind of disaster that kind of voter turnout can produce!