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Trump shuns 'ex-presidents club' — and the feeling is mutual

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By WILL WEISSERT and DEB RIECHMANN

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Why do we have to keep hearing about this failed specimen of a corrupt politician?

Be gone. Go away.

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....because Trumps name generates clicks and Biden’s doesn’t

-10 ( +5 / -15 )

I don't blame him' Look at the cowards, Hypocrites all of them'

-10 ( +7 / -17 )

Hope they put up a picture of an orange in the gallery of the US presidents in the WH.

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1-term president, twice-impeached and twice lost the popular vote. Breaking so many records you're gonna get sick of it!

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Hope they put up a picture of an orange in the gallery of the US presidents in the WH.

Or an Orangutan

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Aly, you got something against orangutans?

Orangutans are smart.

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“People within the club historically have been respected by ensuing presidents. Even Richard Nixon was respected by Bill Clinton and by Ronald Reagan and so on, for his foreign policy," Engel said. "I’m not sure I see a whole lot of people calling up Trump for his strategic advice.”

To be fair, Trump is the ONLY president who made progress in the Middle East, recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and he probably was on the cusp of recognizing Taiwan as an independent country. That may have been why China unleashed the coronavirus.

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The others were a bunch of warmongers. DT made the right decision.

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Trump shuns 'ex-presidents club' — and the feeling is mutual

...and quite rightly so. Trump was elected because he was not part of the neocon-neolib cabal. Seeing him hobnobbing with these swamp creatures would be a big disappointment for his supporters. (It would rile up the Trump haters though, which would be mildly entertaining.)

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GWB must be grateful; until Trump came along, Bush was generally seen as the worst of the modern presidents.

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Aly, you got something against orangutans?

Orangutans are smart.

You're right cleo. That was disrespectful to orangutans. I stand corrected.

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Back on topic please.

Trump is the ONLY president who...

...pushed injecting Mr Clean to treat Covid-19. Yes, what a great man!!!

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RecklessJan. 25  05:26 pm JST

To be fair, Trump is the ONLY president who made progress in the Middle East, recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel...

What's that actually achieved?

....and he probably was on the cusp of recognizing Taiwan as an independent country.

Doubt it. In spite of the Twitter trash talk he was too much of a wuss to really annoy the Chinese.

Zaphod

..and quite rightly so. Trump was elected because he was not part of the neocon-neolib cabal. Seeing him hobnobbing with these swamp creatures would be a big disappointment for his supporters

Seeing him hobnob with foreign despots like Putin and Kim Jong-Un is okay though? Getting saved from an impeachment trial conviction by obliging GOP swamp creatures like Mitch McConnell is okay too?

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Donald Trump has always been a deeply insecure social outcast.

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...and quite rightly so. Trump was elected because he was not part of the neocon-neolib cabal. Seeing him hobnobbing with these swamp creatures would be a big disappointment for his supporters. (It would rile up the Trump haters though, which would be mildly entertaining.)

Donald Trump has boasted about how close he was with the Clintons, and is a close personal friend of Jeffrey Epstein. He supported the Iraq War, and reduced taxes on the wealthiest as he cut safety nets for the most vulnerable in the country. He is the archetype of a swamp dwelling neoliberal.

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He is the archetype of a swamp dwelling neoliberal.

In the US what you call a "neoliberal" is called a conservative or even arch conservative. Liberals in US parlance are on the left of the political spectrum, closer in spirit to what Europeans call Social Democrats though not nearly as far to the left policywise.

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I am American. Neoliberalism is the dominant ideology in most developed countries, so it's not surprising that it is followed (to various degrees) by liberals and conservatives, but it's important to call it by what it is.

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