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God, Trump, Russia, Anti-Christ: Pick Your Side

Updated on January 31, 2019
Is Trump appointed by God?
Is Trump appointed by God?

Two years into the Trump presidency and the chaos continues from a man who really has no business being in the oval office. Elected by default, because the alternate choice was perhaps worse in Hillary Clinton, many took a chance with Trump and now regret it. I know I did.

There are two views of Trump.

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Like Sarah Sanders said, God appointed Trump to lead America back to greatness and away from sin. After all, America has been under God's good graces since its inception. Blessed with two oceans to protect it, home for millions of fleeing immigrants for a better life, and freedom to all, America has always been and remains the goal of millions to flee to. Trump's base follow him with a devout blindness because they truly believe that God has made Trump (a man with so many sins) THE man to lead America back to God. Many of these preachers post on the Internet about how his chant about the "wall" can be traced back to Cyrus in the Bible because it also mentions a "wall" he built. Other Christian leaders feel that Trump will lead America through the coming End Times, which many feel are very near with events in the Middle East and America's withdrawal from that area which leaves truly bad actors (Russia, China, Iran, Syria) there. Still, others, simply love his brash "in your face" non-political manners, his distrust of his intelligence agencies, his views on various subjects, his general distrust of the establishment in Washington. They accept anything Trump does as good, in the interest of America, and as absolute truth. They love how he has shut down America for 30+ days in a face off with Democrats and shift blame to the Democrats for it, when Trump is on the record of saying that he would be proud to "own" it.

This group is about 40% of his support.

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The remaining 60% of America does not accept the above. This group is more pragmatic and logical. They tend to view Trump as a mixed bag, with more of a negative bent. They think those who believe that Trump has been appointed by God to save America from sin is hypocritical coming from a man who is under investigation for a variety of possibilities, the more striking his Russian connection, his past sexual indiscretions, claiming to know more just about everything than anyone else in government (and those experts he appointed), and recent forced shutdown of the American government to pursue a political promise of a wall made in 2016. The 800,000 government workers were nothing less than hostages in an attempt to make the Democrats fold and responsible for it.

Oddly enough, many in this group see Trump as a potential Anti-Christ personality described as a narcissist, egocentric, brash, yet popular man. Although, most End Times leaders agree that Trump is a precursor of what the real Anti-Christ will be like when they rise to power in Europe. Many see Trump as an idiot and naive president stumbling to appease his base followers at any cost. Whether that is pulling out of Syria and Afghanistan, believing that North Korea will give up their nuclear weapons, appeasing Russia by reducing or eliminating sanctions imposed on them, or, creating a trade war with China for a "better deal". They view Trump as a man who was possibly sent by God to lead America into a disgraceful End Time period, where America is no longer an effective world power against Russia or China. The Russian-Chinese alliance is a clear warning and challenge, whether it is a face-off in the South China Sea or Taiwan (both claimed by China) or Russia's deal with Israel to get America out of Syria (in exchange for removing Iran from Syria) and Trump's personal relationship with Putin (to build a Trump Tower in Moscow), it is all making America NOT great again. Some believe God has allowed Trump to be elected because America has turned her back on God and filled with fleshy pursuits and sin. Look no further than POTUS.

There is no way to reconcile the two groups or their views but their is a great divide. Things will only get more confused and worse as 2020 approaches. The flash points domestically and internationally are coming and if Trump continues to act like he is a "God-like" human, superior to all, America is in deep trouble even more.

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    • lovemychris profile image

      Leslie McCowen 

      14 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      “WASHINGTON: The top general overseeing US military actions in the Middle East said Tuesday that President Donald Trump did not consult him ahead of the decision to pull US troops from Syria.“

      He thinks he knows everything.

      He called Erdogan instead of consulting his own generals.

      It’s a denigration of us all.

      One man knows it all.

      And he’s a narcissistic egotist with zero compassion or understanding of life.

      Everything was handed to him, and he thinks he deserves it all for free.

      And his sychophantic party let’s him spout out lies like candy.

      This will not end well. We refuse to allow a one man band especially when he’s an idiot.

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      14 months ago

      Well, Trump is stumbling around like a fool in foreign policy. He says the US will leave Syria but stay in Iraq to watch Iran, Iraq refuses to have US troops there for this purpose. Iran is already all over Syria and Lebanon, not in Iran, with their proxy militia armed with accurate missiles at Israel, who made a deal with Russia to help use their influence on Trump to leave Syria quickly, in exchange for, keeping Iranian troops out of Syria. Turkey is eyeing decimating the Kurds bc they think they are a terror group to them, and Trump warns Erodgan to leave them alone or else face economic sanctions. Russia's S-400 system did down many tomahawk cruise missiles and a threat to enemy aircraft across much of Syria. Nothing yet has tested the trump administration on serious foreign policy, if that happens, Trump 's gut is a dangerous thing.

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      Leslie McCowen 

      14 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      US wants to avoid pulling what may be thousands of migrant children from 'sponsor' homes to rejoin parents, saying it "could be traumatic to the children."

      https://mobile.twitter.com/APWestRegion/status/109...

      ********

      This is insane. And I can tell you without a shadow of a doubt, Hillary would not have done this.

      Can I say this is wrong? Or am I persecuting poor Trump?

    • lovemychris profile image

      Leslie McCowen 

      14 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      They can’t even say that taking children from their parents without keeping records of them, and don’t know what happened to them is wrong!

      No, all they can say is “ look what Obama did”...”well, Hillary would have been worse.” Stop it! Deal w the reality we are in!

    • Dean Traylor profile image

      Dean Traylor 

      14 months ago from Southern California/Spokane, Washington (long story)

      Kathleen, the tactic is called whataboutism. It was what the soviets used to deflect any criticism away from and onto someone else. It's popular among trumpies.

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      Leslie McCowen 

      14 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      They’d get knocked down in a second. Look what happened to Dukakis, a generally nice decent man.

      Elizabeth Warren is decent......Pocahantas will do her in.

      John McCain was decent. (he has a black child)

      John Kerry was decent (swiftboated)

      And I think Jeb Bush is decent....(low energy job. The elite one)

      Until we stop the money that buys these smear campaigns, there will never be a decent prez.

      Obama is an extremely decent man, and look how he got treated.

      It’s too far gone being decent with the current gop. Their lifeblood is destroying people.

      And if you whataboutism this one, you are part of the problem.

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      Kathleen Cochran 

      14 months ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      I'll tell you what I'm tired of. People doing deplorable things, then other people pointing to someone else and saying, "But they are bad too!" How about we start looking for people who are admirable, maybe not perfect, but at least generally good. Are there any out there any more?

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      Leslie McCowen 

      14 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      It was all known before. Media ignored it for hillarys emails, pizzagate and uuuh, shes sickly. I am not the victor. Trump is prez. Thats a lose. Did my taxes today.....$36,000 income.

      Taxes went up by $300. Not a lot, but i told u so.

    • Leland Johnson profile image

      Leland Johnson 

      14 months ago from Midland MI

      Right, again. No one believed any of this until AFTER he was elected. 5 years ago you never would've said this stuff. No one else was. I'm done here. You're the clear victor.

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      Leslie McCowen 

      14 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      May I say the same back to you. Trump can do no wrong in your eyes, and that is dangerous. Because I do believe he raped that girl....violently. I believe he also raped Ivana. I also believe he gave the green light to murder Kashoggi, and is working with the mob. But it’s not just the American mob, it’s an international crime syndicate.

      They were living in Trump Tower, for God’s sakes.

      Watch the Panama Papers documentary.....Trumps name is mentioned over a thousand times.

      He is the farthest thing from a president you could get.....congrats. You all who hate our gvt got your wish.

      As far as Clinton, he was found guilty of having sex with a grown woman. For that, he was impeached. The fact that it WASNT a criminal act, he was not removed from office.

      The women accusing him of rape had the means to charge him and take him to court. She did not.

      Paula was courted by Starr, received a big pay off and posed for Playboy, her life long dream. If I believe those woman accusing him, I have to say he’s a horrible womanizing creep.

      But, if you believe those women, and not Trump accusers......what does that make you?

      And why are we ignoring them, when Clintons past dodged him for 8 years?

      And really, Trump is President now. Clinton is gone. If you are going to continually excuse his behavior by comparing him to Bill, you are doing a disservice to America.

      And again

      Trump paid a fine for red-lining

      Trump paid a fine for money laundering

      Trump paid a fine for fraud

      Ivana told of him abusing her, but she recanted when he threatened to take her kids out of his will.

      I have read the court documents on his alleged rape....3 other people corroborated it. Because they were there.

      Trump picked as a member of his cabinet, the DA who let Epstein off the hook.

      Trump took kids from their parents, did NOT keep track of them, and his buddies make a profit off this inhumanity.

      Trump modeling agency was said to be trafficking underage girls as well.

      No proof?

      I saw it. “Russia, if you’re listening, help me out”

      He made up the story about the Trump Tower meeting being about adoption. Why?

      His admin had 100’s of meetings with Russians.....and lied about it. Why?

      He met privately with Vlad 5 times.

      They removed sanctions on Putin’s friend.

      He only put sanctions on Russia because our congress forced him to.

      He says Crimea wants to be part of Russia. As in, go for it, Vlad.

      He left the INF treaty, after which Vlad vowed to increase nukes.

      On and on it goes.

      What proof do you have that Clinton raped?

      Doesn’t stop you from saying it.

      And, if we’re comparing sexual deviancy......I’d take a look at the way he behaves around Ivanka. The way he touches her. And remember how his good friend Epstein likes them young.

      Since you want to go there. Let’s go all the way.

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      Leland Johnson 

      14 months ago from Midland MI

      Trump was not in office when the allegations were made. Plus- the allegations are false. That's what I believe. You can believe what you want. I can't imagine you not thinking it at all suspicious that NONE of these allegations came out prior to his presidency. They came up with the worst allegations imaginable to force people into a position where they would have to condemn Trump or be labeled soft on sexual crimes. I'm not soft on sexual crimes, I just believe the left put these women up to the accusations just like you believe the right put Lewinsky up to it, the only difference being there was proof for the Lewinsky case and Clinton admitted it, eventually. These are very different cases on two points. 1. You believe everything negative about Trump with no evidence. 2. You tolerate everything about Clinton with tons of evidence proving his illegal escapades including his own admissions, his many pay-offs, his disbarment in Ark and 20 years of sex scandals in and out of office, even going further back to his time as governor of Arkansas. The man is a sexual deviant and the left has protected him because he is a liberal and protects their agenda and furthers it as well.

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      Leslie McCowen 

      14 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Klein? All he does is write anti Clinton crap. He’s about as trustworthy as Sean Hannity. Those 20 years in court....I’d have to seriously see where it is coming from.....because people the likes of Mellen-Scaithe and Karl Rove, they’ve been after him since Arkansas.

      And Monica went to Washington to “earn my presidential knee pads”, according to her friend. I guess you don’t think it was a genuine relationship. But me, I think she was used by Linda Tripp and the rest of the rightwing cabal to set up the president.

      “As the feds asked her to cooperate with them and possibly wear a wire herself, Lewinsky said, "the ground completely crumbled in that moment. I felt so much guilt and I was terrified.”

      She eventually called her mother, who came down immediately from New York City and tried to talk her into being cooperative. "I said you must cooperate, Monica," her mom said during the special. "I wanted her to do what they said because they were threatening more than 20 years in jail and this would be just to protect Bill Clinton. That's who they was really after, she was just a means. Like any mother, my priority is my daughter's safety and her future."

      So they were after Bill Clinton, and wanted Monica to “do what they said”, or face 20 years in prison. And one of Clintons friends did go to jail because she refused to lie about him. Oh yeah, Ken Starr makes Mueller look nice.

      And who was the one writing up all the salacious details? None other than Brett Kavanaugh.

      19 woman accuse Trump, and it was not consensual, it was molestation. None of them asked for it, and none of them enjoyed it.

      One sued him in court, accusing him of violently raping her when she was 13. 3 other witnesses besides her are in that affidavit, but it was dropped because she said Trump threatened her family...and also, when she was 13, threatened to “disappear her”.

      Now, if what Klein is talking about with Clinton is Jeffrey Epstein, pimp to the rich and famous....I will gladly condemn that all day long. But from what I have read, Clinton was at parties but did not participate in sex with minors. The fact he was there is bad enough, but i have read that Trump and his lawyer Dershowitz did participate. Girls were provided to them by Epstein. And I’m sure you know, all sorts of rich and famous men and women accepted kids from him as well. He was like Jimmy Saville in the UK.

      Then we had the Franklin scandal in HW White House, Barney Frank scandal.....it’s endless.

      But, since you all saw clear to impeach Clinton for lying about an affair, I fail to see how Trump gets a pass on lying about 2, and allegedly assaulting 19 other women.

      I fail to see how he can write eo’s all day long, tell Congress he’ll act without them, and accuse the Speaker of the House of condoning human trafficking......and not one word from any of you about it.

      You all called Obama a tyrant for less.

      You all demanded he be bi- partisan.

      And if he had said Bohner likes human trafficking.......I can just imagine the screams for impeachment. They were screaming for it every other day anyway.

      It’s quite interesting how now you are the hunted rather than the hunters.....only it’s your party doing both. There is known organized, politically motivated opposition to the Clintons. Ken Starr being one of them.

      I fail to see how Mueller and Rosenstein, both appointed by Trump, can be accused of a witch hunt.

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      Leland Johnson 

      14 months ago from Midland MI

      The intern was 22 years old. That wasn't an abuse of power? Besides, I'm not talking about her. I'm talking about this:

      (In addition to Paula Jones and Juanita Brodderick)

      https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/11/20/bill-c...

      Clinton has been in court for sexual misconduct for the last 20 years. It was wrong when Trump womanized, but at least it was consensual.

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      Leslie McCowen 

      14 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Feb 8, huh? Well I heard he’s in hiding so he doesn’t get “Jack Ruby’d”

      These kkk people been at it a looooooooog time. Now one is prez. Horrifying.

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      Dean Traylor 

      14 months ago from Southern California/Spokane, Washington (long story)

      Hey Leslie, a bit off topic, but my high school classmate (and junior high, too) will be interviewing Roger Stone on his radio/pod-cast show. He goes by Mo Kelly. (short of Morris O'Kelly). I thought he'd have to cancel it since there was word that a gag order was supposed to be ordered today. Instead that will not happen until Feb.8.

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      Leslie McCowen 

      14 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Oh, i see. Clinton admits to sex with an intern. Hes a sex offender. Trump pays off 2 women to hide it before the election, and thats ok.

      Btw, nobody ever charged Clinton w rape in a court of law....she could have. Ill bet Starr was pushing her to, but she didnt. The rightwingers still call him a rapist.

      A woman did go to court to accuse Trump of rape, but she bowed out due to death threats.....

      Can i call him a rapist?

      And there were 4 woman who accused clinton. I guess they are all truthful. But the 19 who accused Trump are all liars. I see how this works. Obama does eo's: tyrant. Trump does eo's: so?

      Obama does drone strikes: Obomber

      Trump increases them, and removes the mandate not to target civilians: hero

      And, i said this last year...in the 2017 tax season....my taxes went up. I am not rich enough to get a tax break.

      You can call me a liar, i dont care. Eventually you will see for yourself.

      And this is also not a lie: anything you consider good can never ever make up for the horrors on the border. The way this admn treats migrants is despicable.

      The way this admn loots us for their profit is despicable.

      The fact they dont care Russia has hacked....because they helped.

      Trump is doing everything to please Putin, and aligning us with goons such as Bolsonaro and Jong Un.

      And i get that you hate Hillary, but i was asking how she would have been worse as president.

      Because "i hate the b*tch" is not cutting it for me .....

      But you have that right. Im just saying we as a people will never get along. We will keep having these same fights over and over again.

      Its not enough to say live and let live...

      It has to be live like me, or else.

      Trump has decided he knows everything.

      The more he is allowed to roam....the further we get from home.

      Im ignoring the turd. Klobuchar and Sasse just put a bill together...together. im focusing on that.

      And i do apologize for calling him names....its the only recourse i have to release this shock.

      I will nevet stop anyone from belueveng as they

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      Leland Johnson 

      14 months ago from Midland MI

      Leslie: You asked me why Trump was better than Hillary and when I tell you, you accuse me of just repeating republican talking points. What I think you're missing is the fact that republicans are just as bad as democrats. I don't consider myself a republican, but rather a conservative, and sometimes I have trouble with that label too because I think conservatives say some really dumb things sometimes such as, "Trump isn't conservative enough for me so I'm not voting." I don't get taking yourself out of the political process because you can't find the candidate that you agree with 100%. You dismiss my points saying I just bring up other issues and ignore the accusations about Trump, but that list is endless, and yes several women have accused him of sexual harassment, but many of them, if not all, withdrew their accusations when they knew their testimony would be scrutinized. You can't just believe everyone who makes an accusation. Michael Jackson was constantly being accused of sexual impropriety and paid off several accusers just to keep it out of the press, it doesn't mean he was guilty, just that he didn't want to spend millions fighting when he could spend 100,000 to end the accusations. Also, I don't hear you bringing any new evidence to the table about Trump- just the same old same old. Don't you even acknowledge the good that's being done in our country? Lower gas prices, lower taxes, lower unemployment, 150,000 jobs added in January alone, diminished nuclear threat from N. Korea, American hostages released, I could keep going, but I have the feeling that no matter what I say you're going to treat it dismissively because, no matter what, YOU don't like Trump, therefore anything said about him that is negative is true while anything positive is a "republican talking point" or whatever. You're so angry. That's your prerogative, but I'm moving on to the next issue. BTW- you know Stormie Daniels was found guilty and has to pay Trumps legal fees? Trump never assaulted her. He had sex with her and paid her not to talk about it. Is that good? Of course not, but it doesn't make him a rapist. What about Bill Clinton? Are you happy with him? You know he's an admitted sex offender and was even disbarred for his sex crimes. Are you aware of that?

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      Leslie McCowen 

      14 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      As far as poor “dirty tricks” Roger Stone.....

      “According to Stone indictment (which, FYI, was returned by a grand jury) he has a history of witness tampering & destruction of evidence, & even threatened violence against other witnesses. Under those circumstances, a pre-dawn raid is ENTIRELY in keeping with standard protocol.”

      —Sen Blumenthal (I know, a Democrat, another devil but it’s true)

      Here’s what Stone said about Don Lemon:

      “a buffoon,” an “ignorant lying c–sucker,” and “dumb piece of s–.”

      And he threatened to kill Credico’s dog....you know, like that thug threatened Stormy Daniels, “ it’d be a shame if something happened to your dog”

      Long time dirty player. Responsible for that photoshopped photo with Tweeden that took down Al Franken. Bragged about the Podesta Dump, which he helped get out there....stealing emails, working with Russia.

      I hope he lands in jail, the traitor.

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      Leslie McCowen 

      14 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Yes, he answers with the usual rightwing media talking points. Gives them cover for the horrible man they stuck us with.

      And I agree it’s a cult. Look what happens when you criticize him. It’s automatically treated as persecution. He can literally do no wrong. Even the heinous things are excused and then, it’s back to “Hillary is the devil.”

      Oh so he separated little babies from their moms....look what Obama did.

      Oh so he’s accused by 19 women of molestation......they are all liars. Besides, any woman would be lucky to be molested by him....he can grab my p anytime.

      So he had a literal Nazi in the administration.....Hillary is a witch.

      Etcetcetc

      All these years of calling Clinton a crook, criminal, corrupt, pay for play....9 investigations, 100 hearings BY republicans...the fact she was not charged with anything does not matter. In their mind she is the Antichrist.

      Just like in their mind, Trump is God.

      Cult.

      It’s a dam shame,too, because she had really great ideas for America, which I’m positive none of them bothered to even read.

      Who needs to be informed? We know all about her. Who told you? Rush, Hannity, InGraham, Drudge, Fox, World Net Daily, Alex Jones.....you know, the real news, not the fake news.

      Going on for 30+ years. Now I hear Trumps SOTU is going to be on “unity”......

      Wonder how many times he will insult democrats and call the first woman nominee for president Crooked.

      Why can’t you get along with that, libtards?

      No excuses anymore. You keep supporting this maniac, you get no quarter and do not get to excuse it away with But Hillary.

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      Dean Traylor 

      14 months ago from Southern California/Spokane, Washington (long story)

      oh, by the way, It appears you don't seem to grasp the meaning of Gish Gallop here you go:

      https://hubpages.com/politics/Gish-Gallop-An-Attac...

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      Dean Traylor 

      14 months ago from Southern California/Spokane, Washington (long story)

      How to do it? Be pithy...isnt that what you strive for? Or is that just pure confabulation?

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      Leland Johnson 

      14 months ago from Midland MI

      Dean: So if I answer a question in accordance with the way it was asked I’m “Gish galloping” (kitschy on your part but not very original), maybe you can share the proper way to respond to questions? Oh never mind, I see how you do it in your last post. You accuse them of being cult members. Great arguments.

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      Dean Traylor 

      14 months ago from Southern California/Spokane, Washington (long story)

      BTW, That's one heck of a Gish Gallop you got going there Leland.

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      Dean Traylor 

      14 months ago from Southern California/Spokane, Washington (long story)

      I'd defer to yours too, leland...

      If it wasnt MIA.

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      Leland Johnson 

      14 months ago from Midland MI

      Dean: I defer to your intimate knowledge of cults.

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      Leland Johnson 

      14 months ago from Midland MI

      Hillary Clinton abandoned Americans in bed ghazi, Americans died, Hillary lied about the cause of death-“impromptu riot due to Muslims being offended by a YouTube video” later proven totally false. Hillary then accused family members of dead Americans of lying. Hillary deleted thousands of emails from her server AFTER they had been subpoenaed, Hillary got a child rapist off on a technicality then bragged about it.

      PS the Republican Party wasn’t formed until 1864 so I don’t know what point you’re making about Jackson and Adams, AND Bill Clinton won the presidency with 41% and 43% respectively which was what I was talking about in our first exchange. You tried to do a switcheroo on the topic- gotcha..it didn’t work.

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      Dean Traylor 

      14 months ago from Southern California/Spokane, Washington (long story)

      This presidency is looking more and more like a cult. And unfortunately,I'm not surprised that Sarah blurted that out. We're definitely in an unknown country. And seeing that people I thought I knew take sides because they fell for the con? The future looks bleak.

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      Leslie McCowen 

      14 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Can someone PLEASE tell me why Hillary would have been worse. Because unless she is Atilla the Hun, it cant be worse.

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      Leslie McCowen 

      14 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Trump loves violence...why complain now?

      https://youtu.be/aUTWPzkLh-0

      and what are you talking about?

      "History Of Popular Vote Losers, Election Winners

      There have been five instances thus far an electoral college winner failed to win popular votes, with all the popular vote winners being Democratic candidates. Here are the years and the winners and losers of the elections when the popular vote wins failed to translate to electoral college wins.

      1824: Andrew Jackson, the popular vote winning Democratic candidate lost out to John Quincy Adams.

      1876: Democratic candidate Samuel Tilden, despite winning the popular votes was narrowly defeated in electoral college by Republican Rutherford Hayes.

      1886: Democrat Grover Cleveland, winner of popular vote, lost out to Benjamin Harrison in terms of electoral college votes.

      2000: Democrat Al Gore lost to Republican George Bush.

      2016: Clinton lost to Trump, despite winning the popular vote."

      Electoral college clearly favors Repubs, and people get the shaft!

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      Leland Johnson 

      14 months ago from Midland MI

      Mike: come on, the FBI showed up at Stone’s house with 20 vehicles and 35 agents in Tac gear. Do you really think that was necessary? Stone doesn’t even own a gun or have a visa so its not like he was a threat or flight risk. Cameras were there and rolling. Mueller is as crooked as Comey as far as I can see. If he had anything on Trump surely he would’ve showed his hand by now. If he does come up with something you know it would be due to fabrication.

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      Leland Johnson 

      14 months ago from Midland MI

      Leslie: did you have a problem with Bill Clinton NOT getting elected with the popular vote both times he became president? It’s part of our political process. I didn’t whine about it then, you shouldn’t now.

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      Leland Johnson 

      14 months ago from Midland MI

      Mike: ever been a soldier in the Middle East? I have. How about bringing our troops home and having the nations we’re protecting step up their own security and military forces? Why do our guys need to keep getting killed and maimed? Trump hasn’t declared victory over ISIS to my knowledge, only that we need to bring home our troops.

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      Mike Russo 

      14 months ago from Placentia California

      I have come to the conclusion that Trump is a simple man who is driven by the motivation of getting elected again. I don't think he is capable of nuanced thought. That's why he has a difficult time agreeing with his cabinet members, many of which he has replaced. He makes decisions and proclamations that are based on his own generalized information, not on well informed people. And many times if they disagree with him, he will punish them in some form.

      He sees everything in generalized simple terms: His idea of border security is a wall. He does not talk about it in terms of improving the entire border security infrastructure. "If they don't give me money for the wall, I'll shut the government down again." While on the other hand, Pelosi will not call it a wall, because she knows that is a major item on his list to get re-elected. But Pelosi will talk about it in terms of funding for the various components of the border security infrastructure.

      Trump thinks we have won the war against ISIS and is ready to bring the troops home, while those who are informed know better. Trump doesn't even read his daily briefings. Trump is now saying the shutdown was a good thing because it "set the table" for further negotiations. He doesn't even think about the people that couldn't afford to come to their own table because of the shutdown.

      He does the same thing about the Mueller investigation. All the people who were indicted were all small time players in his mind. I could go on and on about his abject generalities. The irony of all of this is that his supporters think the same way he does, they are willing to overlook all his shortcoming because, "It is all about the economy stupid."

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      perrya 

      14 months ago

      Like I said, lunatics on the right and left. Like I said, many will not return the favor in 2020 unless the Dems continue to offer no better alternative. Interesting to see how the devout followers ignore anything negative about their false God.

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      Leslie McCowen 

      14 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      He lost the popular vote by 3 million. Please get real.

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      Leland Johnson 

      14 months ago from Midland MI

      Perry- you seem like an articulate, intelligent person, which makes it difficult for me to understand both where you get your information and why you believe it. To the contrary, I have several friends who did not like Trump prior to his becoming president that now do once they've seen the successes of his policies and the benefits Americans are reaping due to his leadership. Unemployment is at its lowest point in 60 years for all races. Isn't that a good thing? Aren't you glad that more African Americans and Hispanics are working than under the Obama admin? Isn't it a good thing that Kim Jong Un has stepped back on his nuclear program and hasn't tested another missile since Trump's intervention? Isn't it a good thing that Trump has brokered the release of several Americans being held illegally in N. Korea? https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/09/politics/donald-tru...

      Do you remember the hispanic Marine that was incarcerated for 3 years in a Mexican prison while President Obama did nothing to gain his release? I don't want to get into a spitting contest with you here, but I'm puzzled at how you cannot afford Trump a single acknowledgement of positivity in lieu of the few examples I've mentioned. Prior to his election, and I've written about this elsewhere, I was not a Trump supporter. I voted for him because, as you mention in this article, he was the only alternative to Hillary Clinton. However, since he's been governing I am seeing him for what he really is, for what he has always been- a man with flaws, like the rest of us, who truly loves this country and is doing everything in his power to restore it to the beacon of freedom and democracy that it once was. I see the media, who once loved him, doing everything in their power to destroy him forsaking journalistic integrity in the process. I see the Left doing everything in their power to smear, lie, and besmirch his character in an effort to turn the American electorate against him. I don't think it will work. Call to mind all the polls and pundits who said he didn't have a chance against Clinton, and he defeated her soundly. I predict the same for 2020, with continued growth and recovery of prestige and honor for our great country. Cheers.

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      Leslie McCowen 

      14 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Can you please tell me what was worse about Hillary Clinton?

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