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American Politics: Quotes From the Republican Who Wants to Be Your Next President-Donald Trump

Updated on May 18, 2018
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ME has spent most of his retirement from service to the United States studying, thinking, and writing about the country he served.

What's In A Quote?

FIRST, LET ME CREDIT (AND ATTRIBUTION) WHERE IT IS DUE. Even though the text of the article I used are quotes from Donald Trump, and therefore in the public sphere, need to give proper attribution to the site called Inside Gov that took the time to research and assemble a bunch of Trump quotes, and then published them as 23 Ridiculously Offensive Donald Trump Quotes. Inside Gov added short commentaries with each quote, which I don't repeat but I do add my own. Further, there a multitude of sources for each of these quotes, but Inside Gov is the one who put this compendium together.

I'll also group the quotes by theme because it reinforces a pattern of thinking and belief. As the talking heads keep telling us about Trump is a what you see/hear is what you get (a political WYSIWYG) kind of guy; nuance is not in his vocabulary. Many people find this refreshing and what the country needs. (I was going to say "on the far-Right", but then thought better of it since the same is true of Bernie Sanders, isn't it?) The problem isn't being forthright, it is what is being said. And what Trump says raises the hackles on the back of my neck.

Let's Start With #DumbTrump

When tweeting about Clinton's lawyers wisely using a software tool to protect deleted computer files from hacking, Trump says this:

"The polls are close so Crooked Hillary is getting out of bed and will campaign tomorrow.Why did she hammer 13 devices and acid-wash e-mails?"— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 4, 2016

As has been reported many times, the tool is called "BleachBit" and not "Acid-Wash"

#DumbTrump reveals he doesn't know the intricacies of the U.S. classification system either when he tweeted:

"Lyin' Hillary Clinton told the FBI that she did not know the "C" markings on documents stood for CLASSIFIED. How can this be happening?" — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 4, 2016

You see, (C) means Confidential, the lowest classification level and not "Classified". By the way, Secret is (S) and Top Secret is (TS). When the cover page is not marked or is marked "Unclassified", then the assumption is that the interior material in not classified. If the cover sheet says what the classification is, then each stand-alone sentence, paragraph, bullet point, etc needs to show the classification level or if it is unclassified (U). In Clinton's email, there was no classification on the front page and in the body, apparently there were a few paragraphs where the previous classification of (C) was not removed before hand.

Serious Donald Trump

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What The Donald Thinks of Women

IF YOU MEASURE TRUMP'S OPINION OF WOMEN BASED on these quotes, then you might coming away thinking he is a misogynist of the worst kind.

“You know, it really doesn’t matter what the media write as long as you’ve got a young and beautiful piece of ass.” [by your side, I presume]

And:

“All the women on The Apprentice flirted with me — consciously or unconsciously. That’s to be expected.” [In his dreams!]

And thus begins The Donald's campaign to denigrate women as a group. He doesn't just take on the gender, he happily attacks individual women as in:

"If I were running 'The View,' I'd fire Rosie [O'Donnell]. I mean, I'd look her right in that fat, ugly face of hers, I'd say, 'Rosie, you're fired.'"

Followed by:

“Rosie O’Donnell’s disgusting both inside and out. You take a look at her, she’s a slob. She talks like a truck driver, she doesn’t have her facts, she’ll say anything that comes to her mind.” [I find this one rather autobiographical, don't you?]

Then there is:

"Look at that face [Carly Fiorina] ! Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next President?" - September 9, 2015

What about this comment made the day after the first Republican debate in referring to Megyn Kelly's questions:

She [Megyn Kelly] gets out and she starts asking me all sorts of ridiculous questions, You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever.” - August 7, 2015

To be followed the next day by:

"Megyn Kelly ought to apologize to me"

Then there is this tweet about Arianna Huffington's looks:

".@ariannahuff is unattractive both inside and out. I fully understand why her former husband left her for a man- he made a good decision." [A 10:54 AM - 28 Aug 2012 Trump tweet posted by INSIDE GOV in their article]

Exaggeration, hyperbole, ad hominem attacks, and lying are Trump's hallmark method of campaigning. In this last sample, we see examples of each method in this attack on Hillary Clinton:

“Hillary Clinton was the worst Secretary of State in the history of the United States. There's never been a Secretary of State so bad as Hillary. The world blew up around us. We lost everything, including all relationships. There wasn't one good thing that came out of that administration or her being Secretary of State.”

Speaking of Hillary Clinton's loss to Barack Obama:

"... she got schlonged (Yiddish for penis), she lost, I mean she lost!" - December 21, 2015

Impish Donald Trump

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Trump's Ability to Handle International Affairs

SUCCESS IN INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS, BE IT TRADE OR OTHER NEGOTIATIONS, such as the recently completed Iran nuclear deal, require much patience, a willingness to compromise, and an ability to read who you are negotiating with. Does the follow make you think Donald Trump fits the bill?

"I saw a report yesterday. There’s so much oil, all over the world, they don’t know where to dump it. And Saudi Arabia says, ‘Oh, there’s too much oil.’ Do you think they’re our friends? They’re not our friends." [I am a bit puzzled with Trump's logic, but it is clearly a shot across Saudi Arabia's bow]

Our new negotiating technique:

”On exporting goods to China [Inside Gov comment]: "Listen you m-----f------, we're going to tax you 25 percent!"

Or something a bit more delusional:

“The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.”

It's all about beating the other guy rather getting to a win-win. Unfortunately, the Trump negotiating method has been all to common in our history.

“When was the last time anybody saw us beating, let's say, China in a trade deal? They kill us. I beat China all the time. All the time.”

Here, in the space of nine words, Trump contradicts himself, is he for or against free trade or just hates Obama's negotiating team.

“Free trade is terrible. Free trade can be wonderful if you have smart people. But we have stupid people” [Presumably he is talking about American negotiators being stupid]

Maybe this negotiating technique can win friends (of which I imagine Trump as very few real ones) and influence nations and people.

“The wall will go up and Mexico will start behaving.”

AND:

"I will build a great wall — and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me —and I’ll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words.”

On foreign leaders:

"(Putin) is a strong leader. He is making mincemeat out of our President" - December 20, 2015 after saying earlier that he could "get along very well with." [Putin], then Putin described Trump as a "bright and talented person."

You Tell Me, Donald Trump

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What Is Donald Trumps Immigration Policy?

WELL THIS IS WHAT TRUMP THINKS ABOUT OUR CURRENT immigration policy

"The U.S. will invite El Chapo, the Mexican drug lord who just escaped prison, to become a U.S. citizen because our "leaders" can't say no!" [A 12:05 AM - 13 Jul 2015 Trump tweet posted by Inside Gov in their article]

Or, after the San Bernardio home-grown terrorist shooting:

"Donald J. Trump [speaking in the third person] is calling for the total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering this country ... until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on" - December 7, 2015 (Trump did not rule out identification cards for Muslims to help identify them ... think Star of David on German Jews)

Here is why Trump thinks America needs an impenetrable wall.

"When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending the best. They're not sending you, they're sending people that have lots of problems and they're bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. ... And some, I assume, are good people." -- June 16, 2015

And when speaking, July 30, 2016, about a small criticism from Mr. Khizr Khan, father of a fallen Muslim-American soldier; one of the Gold Star families who suggested Trump should read the Constitution (referring to Trump's desire to ban all Muslims from coming to America for awhile) The Donald had this to say:

“While I feel deeply for the loss of his son, Mr. Khan who has never met me, has no right to stand in front of millions of people and claim I have never read the Constitution, (which is false) and say many other inaccurate things ...". - has Trump ever heard of the 1st Amendment? and

"Who wrote that [speaking Khan's remarks at the Democratic convention]? Did Hilary's scriptwriters write it?"

and regarding Khan's wife who stood at his side as he made his remarks:

"I saw him. He was very emotional, and probably looked like a nice guy to me. His wife, if you look at his wife she was standing there, she had nothing to say. Probably, maybe she wasn't allowed to have anything to say, you tell me, but plenty of people have written that. She was extremely quiet and it looked like she had nothing to say, a lot of people have said that, and personally I watched him, I wish him the best of luck."

What Does Donald Trump Think About Global Warming?

Donald Trump is a serial Global Warming denier and has backed that up with many statements which display is ignorance and contempt.

In May, 2013 Trump tweeted:

"It's 46° (really cold) and snowing in New York on Memorial Day - tell the so-called "scientists" that we want global warming right now!"

Pensive Donald Trump

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Donald Trump's Make Believe World

August 4, 2016 - In trying to make hay with a pre-negotiated settlement between the U.S. and Iran which took place when they released sailors captured after having strayed into Iranian waters, Donald Trump said the payment was "ransom" for their return. In fact Trump claimed "he saw footage of money airlifted from the U.S. to Iran". He was seeing things and had to walk it back and actually admit he was wrong.

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    • My Esoteric profile imageAUTHOR

      My Esoteric 

      2 months ago from Keystone Heights, FL

      That used to be true (regarding typos) but I see them everywhere, newspapers, Internet, magazines, books, you name it. As observant as you want us to believe, it amazes me you haven't noticed; its been going on well over a decade.

      Yes, I am calling Pompeo a liar, just like his boss, just not as proficient. Politifact backs up their analysis with sources and REAL facts, not Trump-alternative facts..

      I am not surprised you aren't impressed by Locke's ideas because you appear not to be impressed with the ideas in the Constitution on which they are primarily based (or didn't you know that?)

      As to my view, the Preamble makes a wonderful summary, or do you not understand the words in the Preamble To hep you out, I provide it here:

      We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

      What more can you ask for???

      A little history - "The newly minted document began with a grand flourish & the Preamble, the Constitution's raison d'être. It holds in its words the hopes and dreams of the delegates to the convention, a justification for what they had done.

      in Order to form a more perfect Union - The new United States, under this new Constitution, would be more perfect. Not perfect, but more perfect.

      Establish Justice - "People looked forward to a nation with a level playing field, where courts were established with uniformity and where trade within and outside the borders of the country would be fair and unmolested."

      Insure Domestic Tranquility - Shays' Rebellion was partly the reason for this one. "The framers hoped that the new powers given the federal government would prevent any such rebellions in the future."

      Provide for the Common Defence - "The new nation was fearful of attack from all sides — and no one state was really capable of fending off an attack from land or sea by itself."

      PROMOTE the general Welfare (emphasis mine) - "... to allow every state and every citizen of those states to benefit from what the government could provide. The framers looked forward to the expansion of land holdings, industry, and investment, and they knew that a STRONG national government would be the beginning of that."

      And secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity - elf-Explanatory

      Do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America - "... it finishes the "We, the people" thought, saying what we the people are actually doing; it gives us a name for this document, and it restates the name of the nation adopting the Constitution. That the Constitution is "ordained" reminds us of the higher power involved here — not just of a single person or of a king, but of the people themselves. ... "

      Courtesy of https://www.usconstitution.net/consttop_pre.html

      I can't state my view any more clearly than that - and #TraitorTrump has shown he doesn't believe a word of it.

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      Brad Masters 

      2 months ago from Orange County California BSIT BSL JD

      ME

      "What deflect? I answered you directly.

      B:

      Did you really? See my last comment

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      You do realize that virtually every article out there now, including yours, has typos in it. And how do you conflate editing for grammar, which yours has many instances of incorrect use, with not editing for facts? Whether you like it or not, Politifact is well excepted as a reliable fact-checking platform. Just because they often don't agree with your alternate reality, it doesn't make them wrong. Their sourcing makes them right.

      B:

      I don't know anything about typos. If you are talking about a day May.

      A professional publication doesn't make typos, they have a series of editors to make sure things are correct.

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      Your reference certainly didn't vet the lies Pompeo told, Politifact did.

      B:

      What lies? Now you are calling Pompeo a liar. How do you back it up, not with politifact.

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      You didn't ask what my views were. You asked "how do I think my ideas are better than #TraitorTrumps?" I answered that.

      B:

      You haven't said what your view is have you?

      I am asking you for a summary, to state your view on how your government would be better than Trump's government. You could do it in a few sentences the same number that you used to say nothing.

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      As to what I think the purpose of the government is - just read, as I have suggested to you many times before, the Preamble to the Constitution and you will see exactly what I believe in. Then if you read Locke, you will get an even better idea about the proper relationship between the gov't and the people and what the purpose of gov't is.

      B:

      Don't you have your own words. I read Locke, wasn't impressed with his ideas.

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      Let me repeat myself - Trump does not have a view on what government is besides a way to line his own pockets with money.

      B:

      Let me repeat myself, what is your proof to make that statement?

      You appear to be clueless on president Trump. Where is he making money. As I mention before, you were wrong about all your predictions about the election and what would happen if Trump became president.

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      He doesn't give a damn about you and he doesn't give a damn about me and for sure, he doesn't give a damn about America. How can you not see that?

      B:

      I would say that is more appropriately the democrat platform. They care more about illegal aliens than they do America or Americans.

      You really think that all the Obama agreements that Trump backed out of were in the best interest of America and the American people.

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      - His tariffs are based on nonsensical beliefs about trade balances

      B:

      They are working better than what Obama had.

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      - His tariffs WILL destroy the economy just as they have done every other time a president was stupid enough to impose them in order to change the behavior of other nations

      B:

      Remember your prediction record about Trump and America under Trump are pretty bad.

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      - His rejection of our allies will mean we will probably never have the same trust from other nations as we once had

      B:

      These allies were working us, and you are OK with that?

      What have the allies done for us compared to what we have done for them. While they don't have to have much of a national defense budget, we do because we our their national defense.

      Do you consider Mexico and Canada allies or dependents.

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      - His love affair with other real dictators (Trump is a wanna-be dictator) has destroyed the world's trust in America

      B:

      This is all in your head, and you have nothing to substantiate it. Russia has more sanctions now than under Obama. next.

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      - His destruction of almost every governmental institution, especially the Justice Dept and the Intelligence Community will be long lasting and very difficult to fix

      B:

      You don't get it the intelligence agencies were broken. And that is the government that you think is good for the country. They are the Russian influence, not Trump. There is no evidence on Trump without or with Russia trying to influence the election.

      But there is a lot of proof that the DOJ, FBI and CIA top management was working against Donald Trump and continued even after he was president.

      The DNC email servers were never even looked at by any of these numerous intelligence agencies. and yet they said they had a high confidence that Russia tried to influence the elections.

      When did any of these intelligence agencies get the information correctly or used it effectively.

      2001 FAILed

      2004 FAIled

      It is like they didn't learn anything from Pearl Harbor.

      Do you really believe that FBI director James Comey was doing a credible job by not recommending indicting Hillary Clinton.

      Meeting comes as Hillary Clinton is under federal investigation for private email server, but both sides say encounter was purely social ... Bill Clinton, AG Loretta Lynch meet on tarmac

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      - and I am just getting started.

      Trump is no President. He is just holding the office and playing at it. He doesn't even take the time or give the effort to understand what he is president of. Even Andrew Jackson had more respect for the job than Trump does.

      B:

      You really think that past president were doing a better job than Trump is doing now. What criteria do you have to substantiate that. What you just said is the same opinion that you had in 2016, and you were proven wrong then about all the things Trump wasn't going to do.

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      As to #TraitorTrump. That is an accurate description of him and given in the same vein as all of the insults he heaps on so many other people. The man is a disgusting human being who, because he was

      B:

      This is not an insult, this is just plain disrespect for the office of the president. And your disgusting human being appears to fit you to a T.

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      illegitimately elected President, is a clear and present danger to America, the world, and earth."

      B:

      GW Bush may have been illegitimate with only 271 and popular votes in Florida so close, but Trump 306 (304) to 230 is a trouncing.

      Your clear and present danger can only be attributed to something wrong with you. You are losing it dude. Get help!

      My comment about you living in Cuba became more real now!

      President Trump is not the problem for the country, it is whatever the left is doing. We had a good shot at having one of the best periods of this country, but you and the left wanted Hillary or nothing.

      You are destroying the country just because you want to take down the president of the US.

      Your left has returned us to 1860, the 1860 that the democrats created a Civil War. They lost it just like the left lost the presidency in 2016. But they never forgot they lost, and they have done nothing for the country to make it better.

      Good luck, comrade.

      What is the difference between the World and the Earth?

    • My Esoteric profile imageAUTHOR

      My Esoteric 

      2 months ago from Keystone Heights, FL

      What deflect? I answered you directly.

      You do realize that virtually every article out there now, including yours, has typos in it. And how do you conflate editing for grammar, which yours has many instances of incorrect use, with not editing for facts? Whether you like it or not, Politifact is well excepted as a reliable fact-checking platform. Just because they often don't agree with your alternate reality, it doesn't make them wrong. Their sourcing makes them right.

      Your reference certainly didn't vet the lies Pompeo told, Politifact did.

      You didn't ask what my views were. You asked "how do I think my ideas are better than #TraitorTrumps?" I answered that.

      As to what I think the purpose of the government is - just read, as I have suggested to you many times before, the Preamble to the Constitution and you will see exactly what I believe in. Then if you read Locke, you will get an even better idea about the proper relationship between the gov't and the people and what the purpose of gov't is.

      Let me repeat myself - Trump does not have a view on what government is besides a way to line his own pockets with money. He doesn't give a damn about you and he doesn't give a damn about me and for sure, he doesn't give a damn about America. How can you not see that?

      - His tariffs are based on nonsensical beliefs about trade balances

      - His tariffs WILL destroy the economy just as they have done every other time a president was stupid enough to impose them in order to change the behavior of other nations

      - His rejection of our allies will mean we will probably never have the same trust from other nations as we once had

      - His love affair with other real dictators (Trump is a wanna-be dictator) has destroyed the world's trust in America

      - His destruction of almost every governmental institution, especially the Justice Dept and the Intelligence Community will be long lasting and very difficult to fix

      - and I am just getting started.

      Trump is no President. He is just holding the office and playing at it. He doesn't even take the time or give the effort to understand what he is president of. Even Andrew Jackson had more respect for the job than Trump does.

      As to #TraitorTrump. That is an accurate description of him and given in the same vein as all of the insults he heaps on so many other people. The man is a disgusting human being who, because he was illegitimately elected President, is a clear and present danger to America, the world, and earth.

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      Brad Masters 

      2 months ago from Orange County California BSIT BSL JD

      ME

      You do this every time, you don't answer you deflect.

      My quote is from the only US sec of state. Typos, means that it wasn't edited for facts.

      you say

      "As to your curious question, the answer is in the question itself. Since #TraitorTrump has proved time and again that he doesn't have a clue about what government is supposed to do (other than line his own pockets with money),

      B:

      This is an absurd statement, much less answer to what question I can't tell here because it is vague and ambiguous. That is why I always copy verbatim.

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      good or bad. By default, my view is better because my view is based on the Constitution and my readings about how it came about.

      B:

      You haven't said what your view is have you?

      I am asking you for a summary, to state your view on how your government would be better than Trump's government. You could do it in a few sentences the same number that you used to say nothing.

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      #TraitorTrump probably hasn't read the Constitution and if he has, disagrees with it - based on his actions while playing president."

      B:

      How childish, to say Traitor Trump when it is president Trump. And if president Trump doesn't represent your country, then you might be in Cuba instead of Florida.

      As for the constitution the democrats today have no idea about the constitution.

      The Kavanaugh accusations are totally being used by the democrats for political reasons, and they have violated the presumption of innocence, due process, the 5th, 5th and 7th amendments.

      So how would you or your democrats know if president Trump's constitutional knowledge is wrong? And you are going to make childish, unfounded and false accusations against the sitting president of the US.

      B:

      At the start of each new Congress, all Members beginning a new term of office (the entire House of Representative and one-third of the Senate) take an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States.

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      And you were wrong in the poll that I copied to my last comment.

      Wrong, totally Wrong!

    • My Esoteric profile imageAUTHOR

      My Esoteric 

      2 months ago from Keystone Heights, FL

      So what, there are things in the word called "typos". The fact is Politifact is non-partisan while yours quotes a hyper-partisan politician.

      As to your curious question, the answer is in the question itself. Since #TraitorTrump has proved time and again that he doesn't have a clue about what government is supposed to do (other than line his own pockets with money), good or bad. By default, my view is better because my view is based on the Constitution and my readings about how it came about.

      #TraitorTrump probably hasn't read the Constitution and if he has, disagrees with it - based on his actions while playing president.

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      Brad Masters 

      2 months ago from Orange County California BSIT BSL JD

      ME

      Your link is from May 2108

      my link isn't

      https://townhall.com/tipsheet/cortneyobrien/2018/0...

      How do you think your idea of government is better than president Trump's idea of government?

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      BTW

      Look how wrong you were when you wrote this hub.

      "Is Donald Trump Actually Serious About His Run for the Nomination?

      Is Donald Trump Playing a Trick on America for His Own Entertainment?

      Is Donald Trump Playing a Trick on America for His Own Financial Gain?

      Is Donald Trump in Cahoots with the Democrats in Ensure Their Victory By Disrupting the Republican Plans?

      Is Donald Trump Doing This In Order To Make a Third-Party Run."

      None of those are true!

    • My Esoteric profile imageAUTHOR

      My Esoteric 

      2 months ago from Keystone Heights, FL

      Brad, I see you have been listening to those lying right-wing propaganda outlets. You have had the wool pulled over your eyes - again.

      Here is the REAL TRUTH, Brad

      https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2...

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      Brad Masters 

      2 months ago from Orange County California BSIT BSL JD

      ME

      What is John Kerry doing then meeting with Iran three times telling them how to get around US sanctions?

    • My Esoteric profile imageAUTHOR

      My Esoteric 

      2 months ago from Keystone Heights, FL

      It us east to see that Pompeo is lying. Kerry did nothing wrong. Just because some conservative says he did doesn't make it true.

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      Brad Masters 

      2 months ago from Orange County California BSIT BSL JD

      ME

      BTW

      I is now quotes from the Donald Trump who is the president!

      "Donald Trump's Make Believe World

      August 4, 2016 - In trying to make hay with a pre-negotiated settlement between the U.S. and Iran which took place when they released sailors captured after having strayed into Iranian waters, Donald Trump said the payment was "ransom" for their return. In fact Trump claimed "he saw footage of money airlifted from the U.S. to Iran". He was seeing things and had to walk it back and actually admit he was wrong."

      And now in 2018, former sec of state John Kerry is giving aid and comfort to Iran who is not only our enemy, but that of the world. He is tell Iran how to deal with the US sanctions.

      Is that what you endorse for a former sec of state to do?

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      Brad Masters 

      2 months ago from Orange County California BSIT BSL JD

      ME

      Rod Rosenstein disagrees with you.

      And I disagree with you.

      Trump campaigned in these states which ever ones they are. Hillary didn't. And you think that three states would be all that anyone would think would be necessary to propagandize, when he wasn't expected to even get near 270? Great plan comrade.

      And all the Queen's horses and all the Queen's men can't make the Queen the president of the US.

    • My Esoteric profile imageAUTHOR

      My Esoteric 

      2 months ago from Keystone Heights, FL

      Why do companies spend billions of dollars on advertising? Because it works. You know what else works very well, for the same reasons, propaganda. That why it is used so often.

      So, if you think the massive Russian propaganda attack on America didn't change 90,000 votes in the three battleground states, then you are nowhere as perceptive as I thought you were.

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      Brad Masters 

      2 months ago from Orange County California BSIT BSL JD

      ME

      "Brad, my comments weren't about #TraitorTrump (although that will probably piss him off for not being the point)."

      B:

      What?

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      My comments were about you and your characterization of his Pyrrhic, disastrous, and Russian engineered illegitimate victory.

      B:

      "Pyrrhic disastrous"

      ME

      There was nothing disastrous because Hillary lost the presidency, had she won that would have been disastrous.

      "Russian Engineered"

      ME

      Where is your proof, Mueller doesn't have any. Rod Rosenstein doesn't have any. The FBI doesn't have any, The CIA doesn't have any, and the NSA doesn't have any.

      And during the presidential campaign, Presidential Obama told Trump that there was no way that the election could be rigged.

      It is just your fantasy that you call it an illegitimate victory. It is a legitimate EC won presidency. There been no attempts to even make a legal contest out of it legitimacy.

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      That means your descriptors of "resonated" and "trouncing" are pure, unadulterated hyperbole.

      B:

      That is not what the facts indicate, no matter how you spin it, it is a trouncing. I even gave you the dictionary definition which you couldn't refute. So you do the "unadulterated hyperbole" dance.

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      BTW, his electoral victory was not quite the worse, but almost the worst win in electoral history.

      B:

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      Virtually every other winning president had a more "decisive" win, The better term is "squeaked by" (with Russian help; he couldn't even do it on his own insults)"

      B:

      Prove it

      Yes Bill Clinton and Barack Obama did very well.

      But 2000 GW Bush squeaked by with a 271.

      So your virtually this dispels your statement, making is False because it is not factual.

      But we are not talking about them, we are talking about Hillary Clinton.

      Every media prediction, and your as well couldn't even fathom Donald Trump even getting close to 270, much less winning it. And 304 is a decisive beating and therefore meet the definition of trouncing.

      That made Hillary Clinton a two time presidential loser .

      Both of my statements are facts, and they are the important facts because Donald Trump is president. No matter what you say or what you do, that won't change the facts.

      Also not factual is your again use of the myth of Russian help.

      BTW did anyone help him dispatch 16 top republican candidates to win the primary. NO!

      Hillary didn't beat Sanders for the democrat primary. Why do you think he "dropped" out of the race, after making great strides on her on the campaign trail?

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      And your polls, what can I say that I haven't already said about them.

      What Do You Think About Donald Trump

      In Your Opinion ...

      38% Is Donald Trump Actually Serious About His Run for the Nomination?

      13% Is Donald Trump Playing a Trick on America for His Own Entertainment?

      0% Is Donald Trump Playing a Trick on America for His Own Financial Gain?

      25% Is Donald Trump in Cahoots with the Democrats in Ensure Their Victory By Disrupting the Republican Plans?

      25% Is Donald Trump Doing This In Order To Make a Third-Party Run.

    • My Esoteric profile imageAUTHOR

      My Esoteric 

      2 months ago from Keystone Heights, FL

      Brad, my comments weren't about #TraitorTrump (although that will probably piss him off for not being the point).

      My comments were about you and your characterization of his Pyrrhic, disastrous, and Russian engineered illegitimate victory.

      That means your descriptors of "resonated" and "trouncing" are pure, unadulterated hyperbole.

      BTW, his electoral victory was not quite the worse, but almost the worst win in electoral history. Virtually every other winning president had a more "decisive" win, The better term is "squeaked by" (with Russian help; he couldn't even do it on his own insults)

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      Brad Masters 

      3 months ago from Orange County California BSIT BSL JD

      B:

      "Brad, you wrongly state "Whatever candidate Trump did during the campaign "resonated" with the voters." If that were true, why did 57% vote for somebody else?

      B:

      ME

      Wrong? Hardly he trounce 2 time loser Hillary Clinton 304 to 230 in the only voting that wins the presidency.

      ---------------------------

      The fact that Trump won in three states by less than a total of 90,000 votes - that doesn't sound like "resonate" to me.

      B:

      Stating something is a fact doesn't mean anything when the end result is still Trump won the presidency, and that is the only real fact here.

      ------------------------

      And no, 304 to 231 is not that convincing a win by historical standards; not even close to a, lol, "trouncing""

      B:

      It was 304 to 230 and that is a trouncing by definition!

      trounce (trouns)►

      v.

      To thrash; beat.

      v.

      To defeat decisively.

      Trump beat her decisively!

    • My Esoteric profile imageAUTHOR

      My Esoteric 

      10 months ago from Keystone Heights, FL

      Brad, you wrongly state "Whatever candidate Trump did during the campaign "resonated" with the voters." If that were true, why did 57% vote for somebody else?

      The fact that Trump won in three states by less than a total of 90,000 votes - that doesn't sound like "resonate" to me.

      And no, 304 to 231 is not that convincing a win by historical standards; not even close to a, lol, "trouncing"

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      Brad Masters 

      10 months ago from Orange County California BSIT BSL JD

      ME

      Wrong again. Whatever candidate Trump did during the campaign resonated with the voters.

      The ones that count, the EC and greater than 270. I think that 304 to 231 is a trouncing win for Trump.

    • My Esoteric profile imageAUTHOR

      My Esoteric 

      2 years ago from Keystone Heights, FL

      What is the title, Larry

    • Larry Rankin profile image

      Larry Rankin 

      2 years ago from Oklahoma

      I enjoyed this article. I know you're thing is factual, but maybe you could look at my satire on trump and enjoy some sarcasm.

      Take care. Peace!

    • My Esoteric profile imageAUTHOR

      My Esoteric 

      2 years ago from Keystone Heights, FL

      I have neglected this Hub far too long; it is time I resurrect it.

    • Perspycacious profile image

      Demas W Jasper 

      2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Axe to grind? No good quotes? These are wild algright. Let's see what he learns campaigning as reality sets in. Loud mouth rivch guys are a dime a dozen.

    • My Esoteric profile imageAUTHOR

      My Esoteric 

      3 years ago from Keystone Heights, FL

      Brad, Seems to me, conservatives have thought from the beginning of America that one drop of Black blood makes you Black; why is that. Don't deny, it has been written into law in many Southern states.

      But, if PBO wants to think of himself as black, that is his privilege, he is talking about himself after; that is not racist. Racist is acting on bigotry but bigotry is an irrational dislike for an entire group of people or idea.

    • My Esoteric profile imageAUTHOR

      My Esoteric 

      3 years ago from Keystone Heights, FL

      Yeah, but I think Jeb might have closed it a tad, he was underwhelming most, but not all of time. I going to publish the following in my Hub on the election.

      "If you are a Republican or Right-leaning Independent, and NOT conservative, then I think they think Carly Fiorina, Chris Christi and George Pataki would have gained some traction from the first debate and John Kasich and Marco Rubio did best.

      If they are conservative then Rick Santorum from the first debate and Mike Huckabee and Ted Cruz top the list."

      Trump and Perry took a nosedive.

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      Leslie McCowen 

      3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Yes--opening the door for Jeb to be the smart, caring gentleman....HMMMMMMM. Makes me wonder. Because even an imbecile would not say that blood thing...and think he will be president.

      Maybe he was a spoiler for Jeb?

    • My Esoteric profile imageAUTHOR

      My Esoteric 

      3 years ago from Keystone Heights, FL

      And it was the highest viewed TV debate as well! I don't know if he did any smart things that night, I don't recall any. but the dumbest thing he did was attack Megyn Kelly, someone more popular with Conservatives than he is ... and then double down the next day.

    • lovemychris profile image

      Leslie McCowen 

      3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      "So, let’s summarize: Moneybags capitalist loudmouth explains to 80 million dumbfounded Americans watching prime time TV, that the system is a total fraud, that the big money runs everything, and that even he thinks the system is broken.

      How do you beat that? Seriously, my wife and I were laughing and high-fiving and like we just won the lottery.

      Thanks for that, Don. We owe you one."

      http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/08/07/trumps-triu...

    • My Esoteric profile imageAUTHOR

      My Esoteric 

      3 years ago from Keystone Heights, FL

      lol, :-)

    • lovemychris profile image

      Leslie McCowen 

      3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Trump's going to have to go Indie.....he's not in lock-step. I mean: Rand Paul told him he was "on the wrong side" of an issue.

      To be Repub means....

      1. No single payer

      2. No abortion

      3. Low taxes on rich--high taxes on middle and poor

      3. War, war, war.......

      He missed one.

      Bye

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      Brad Masters 

      3 years ago from Orange County California BSIT BSL JD

      Mr Esoteric

      Wow, I found nothing of substance in your statements.

      BTW, Obama is only half black.

      Isn't calling him African American racist to the other part of his genetics?

    • My Esoteric profile imageAUTHOR

      My Esoteric 

      3 years ago from Keystone Heights, FL

      Is THAT why I am poor, Larry; I got to stop doing that.

      No offensive meant, but it seems your mom is rather conflicted, lol Sanders-Trump?

    • lovemychris profile image

      Leslie McCowen 

      3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      You're welcome ME...:-)

      My mom is Bernie Sanders kind of gal....she just said the only Republican she would trust if something horrible were to happen is Trump!

    • Larry Rankin profile image

      Larry Rankin 

      3 years ago from Oklahoma

      My knee jerk reaction to Trump's candidacy was that it was a joke.

      On the positive side, one would think the Republican nomination of Trump would ensure a Democratic victory. That said, no one has ever got rich overestimating the American public.

    • My Esoteric profile imageAUTHOR

      My Esoteric 

      3 years ago from Keystone Heights, FL

      Perfectly said, LoveMyChris, thank you.

    • lovemychris profile image

      Leslie McCowen 

      3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      If he wins the nomination, all this stuff will come out......

      Careful what you wish for, I guess.

      Just shows how Low we have sunk. A country is not a business, and this businessman is not a statesman. Money does NOT make the man: Integrity does.

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