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Trump's cowardice on the world stage won't good for anyone.

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From the article it would seem that there are ALOT of people on the world stage who are surmising more and more that Trump will beat Biden. I have to agree with them. Like him or hate him, its looking more and more like Trump will get a second term.

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The way Trump's trials are going, the best way to prepare for a possible second Trump term is to get a visitor pass at Leavenworth...

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I have to agree with them. Like him or hate him, its looking more and more like Trump will get a second term

I’d say the direction of travel in recent polling and the betting markets are saying a second Trump term is looking less likely than a few months ago.

He can of course win but his odds have lengthened while Biden’s have shortened.

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Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump walks with former Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso at Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan in New York on Tuesday.

Looking at the pic, is there any wonder broad swaths of the electorate, particularly the young, have given up all hope with "democracy" and capitalism?

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/sep/20/eat-the-rich-why-millennials-and-generation-z-have-turned-their-backs-on-capitalism

When all that means are that votes are directed to one party candidates who are oligarchs who made fortunes through not only cheating blue collar honest workers and contractors but outright slavery?

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2006/04/25/issues/aso-familys-slave-link-under-scrutiny/

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I’d say the direction of travel in recent polling and the betting markets are saying a second Trump term is looking less likely than a few months ago.

He can of course win but his odds have lengthened while Biden’s have shortened.

maybe. My money is on Trump though. Personally, I feel that Gaza could be Biden's downfall. Michael Moore warned about that and is saying that this is 2016 all over again.

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Of course every US ally is looking forward to the changing of the guard.

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Trump's cowardice on the world stage won't good for anyone.

Biden's cognitive decline is even worse. Who is really running things and making the decisions behind the scenes?

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Biden's cognitive decline is even worse

I don’t know about that anymore.

Recently Trump is even more of a gibbering mess and looks frail.

His decline is steep.

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Biden's cognitive decline is even worse

I don’t know about that anymore.

This speaks for itself.

https://www.skynews.com.au/opinion/sharri-markson/profoundly-embarrassing-bidens-latest-slipup-reading-the-autocue/video/3d5ce6c05797505212eea8b4bc9dd57d

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I don’t know about that anymore.

This speaks for itself.

It sure does....Bing!

https://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-dementia-evidence-overwhelming-top-psychiatrist-1881247

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It sure does....Bing!

Nah, prefer the Biden video version, ...Zing, lol.

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With all his faults, I am voting for Trump.

I am a Democrat, but Biden does not represent the majority of the residents of USA with his acts but the Elitists.

He has continued to tax the very low Social Security that seniors get to pay for his $95 billion wars giving money like confetti while seniors are struggling. Seniors have difficulty living on the social security even without Biden taking some away. Biden is a liar and past due.

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The way Trump's trials are going, the best way to prepare for a possible second Trump term is to get a visitor pass at Leavenworth...

Now more than ever that won't happen.

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Recently Trump has been even more of a gibbering mess and looks frail. 

No, he looks only frail sitting bored out of his mind in that courtroom, I would as well if I were gagged. not allowed to speak or comment in my defense, there would be no reason to stay alert

His decline is steep.

Hardly.

Looking at the pic, is there any wonder broad swaths of the electorate, particularly the young, have given up all hope with "democracy" and capitalism?

The young will usually come to their senses as they age and find out that robbing Paul to give to Peter can only last so long or until they get into their late 20s-30s and start having families, then they come to their senses and realize the only way to make it is through hard work, self-reliance, and Capitalism.

When all that means are that votes are directed to one party candidates who are oligarchs who made fortunes through not only cheating blue collar honest workers and contractors but outright slavery?

This is why so many young people think that the Dems have their best interests at heart and nothing could be further from the truth.

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Of course every US ally is looking forward to the changing of the guard.

Very few countries want to see Trump again this side of the prison bars.

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Very few countries want to see Trump again this side of the prison bars.

They just might have to get used to it, but it is not about being liked, it is not a popularity contest.

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Now more than ever it will....

Hardly, the Dems know this could backfire on them big time.

https://www.vox.com/scotus/24140309/supreme-court-donald-trump-immunity-jack-smith

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-says-it-was-made-clear-president-has-to-have-immunity-during-monumental-scotus-arguments

Eureka! Thanks for admitting he's jail-bound!

I never said, nor implied that, quite the opposite.

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bass4funk

Very few countries want to see Trump again this side of the prison bars.

> They just might have to get used to it, but it is not about being liked, it is not a popularity contest.

Except it is. The popular vote in the election is the first step. Trump lost that in 2016. With Trump it's always about populism, he bases his presidency on that.

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Except it is.

It’s not. We don’t elect a President based on their popularity, that is not how the founding fathers intended it to be and that’s why they came up with the Electoral College.

The popular vote in the election is the first step.

Again, it doesn’t matter in the end. California is a blue state with the largest number of delegates among all the states in the United States. California has 416 pledged delegates for the Democratic Party and 172 delegates for the Republican Party.

New York has 274 pledged delegates for the Democratic Party and 95 delegates for the Republican Party. Now based on these numbers since both are the largest state have the largest populations and the largest liberal base, if we would go by the popular vote based on that, the Dems would win ever single time. Is that fair? It absolutely isn’t. Reverse that and imagine if Texas and Florida would call if for the popular vote for Republicans, the Dems would never win again, that’s fair? Absolutely not. California is not more important than Wyoming. You can’t leave out the other states, every state is represented and gets a say.

Trump lost that in 2016. With Trump it's always about populism,

Yes, thank God!

he bases his presidency on that.

Which is thankfully growing and will hopefully shift people away from the two other polarizing parties.

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Germany is waging a charm offensive inside the Republican Party. Japan is lining up its own Trump whisperer. Mexican government officials are talking to Camp Trump. And Australia is busy making laws to help Trump-proof its U.S. defense ties.

Everywhere, U.S. allies are taking steps to defend or advance their interests in the event former President Donald Trump returns to power in November elections, an even chance based on recent opinion polls in swing states.

“Trump whisperer?”

French President Macron had a shot at something similar, it didn’t end well. The famous handshake an example.

Our political Leaders are a shameless shallow bunch, EU parliament MEP’s in a collective hysterical Trump-o-phobic disorder hissy fit, some requiring counselling….

How a second Trump presidency could tear Europe apart   

https://www.politico.eu/article/donald-trump-second-term-presidency-united-states-tear-europe-eu-apart/

They are all a rather pathetic bunch, notably British Foreign Minister David Cameron and future Labour foreign minister, David Lammy, once wrote in Time magazine that Trump was a "woman-hating, neo-Nazi sociopath". Lammy is now working to build ties with Republicans, said a Labour official.

UK Labour opposition are double digit sure-fire change of government polling certainties.

Although a free trade agreement was never on the cards, the accompanying, market access for goods, services, and investment, agriculture, more importantly a comprehensive proposed technical regulation or conformity assessment procedure.

Or animal welfare and the ability of UK farmers to compete with US counterparts, a dispute mechanism?

The issue for the next labour government will be tariffs if Trump makes the November US Election.

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