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And he will be proved a blundering, bombastic buffoon !

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He's leading an anti-media campaign. He says the media is lying about the crowds being thin at his inauguration. But they look pretty thin to me: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C2oW1tcXUAAW3b1.jpg

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"By contrast, under the departing Obama, the economy has added private sector jobs in 80 consecutive months and the unemployment rate stands at 4.7 percent."

4.7 percent is quite skewed, debatable not counting people who stopped looking for work and of little consolation to 95 million Americans out of the labor force in a country of 318 million. In raw math terms to us simple laymen, the number is more like 25 to 30% unemployed.

That's the number cited by President Trump who, while brusque in delivery at times, is at the very least dealing with the issue honestly.

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4.7 percent is quite skewed, debatable not counting people who stopped looking for work and of little consolation to 95 million Americans out of the labor force in a country of 318 million. In raw math terms to us simple laymen, the number is more like 25 to 30% unemployed.

If you're going to apply that logic, then you have to apply it to all past presidencies as well. So tell us, what was the 'raw math term' numbers at the end of Bush's presidency?

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"By contrast, under the departing Obama, the economy has added private sector jobs in 80 consecutive months and the unemployment rate stands at 4.7 percent." 4.7 percent is quite skewed, debatable not counting people who stopped looking for work and of little consolation to 95 million Americans out of the labor force in a country of 318 million. In raw math terms to us simple laymen, the number is more like 25 to 30% unemployed."

What his team counted were 16 to 25 year old -- high school & college students not looking for jobs--, housewives and moms, early retired, disabled who shouldn't have been counted because they weren't looking to be in the job market at all. If people don't want a job you can't count them as unemployed, unless you are a Republican, they don't count anyone who isn't adding to the coffers, you can't make them rich so you don't count.

And remember America didn't vote for Trump, they voted for the other guy, 3 million at last count. Trump got that ugly angry part of America that doesn't want to lose their "white privilege", and before anyone accuses me, I'm white, and I know what I'm talking about. Upper middle class Christians and that 1% have made it clear that they want their privilege back. You know that part that liked going to the rallies to get all riled up, the ones that didn't even take the time to go to DC and celebrate with their new fascist dictator.

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"We assembled here today are issuing a new decree to be heard"

Issuing decrees on day 1, eh? Is that the royal "We" or the dictatorial "we", Don? America First is it? So you're saying you'll be disinvesting in every offshore venture you're in, as of today, right? American jobs for American, right? And this People's Movement, that's the billionaire people's movement, I take it?

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Trump got that ugly angry part of America that doesn't want to lose their "white privilege", and before anyone accuses me, I'm white, and I know what I'm talking about.

Congratulations on your self-hate, but I reject your loony 'white-privelige' Kafkatrapping nonsense. All white-privelige is is rebranded Original Sin for atheist liberals. Basically a pseudo-religion for white liberals to self-flagellate themselves.

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"What his team counted were 16 to 25 year old -- high school & college students not looking for jobs--, housewives and moms, early retired, disabled who shouldn't have been counted because they weren't looking to be in the job market at all."

Tell that to tens of millions of heads of families - miners, steelworkers and former employees of 70,000 plants and factories shuttered by liberal globalism.

"And remember America didn't vote for Trump, they voted for the other guy, 3 million at last count."

Overwhelming indeed. Records will show that Mr. Trump won over 3,000 of 3,141 counties, thus the electoral college. And wasn't Mr. Obama caught on video encouraging illegal aliens to vote? How many illegal aliens in CA & NY were allowed to vote with impunity do you think?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCLO0WBvhF8

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SWAMI’S THOUGHTS ON THE SUBJECT: The report has begun stating Donald Trump’s inauguration as ‘blustery salesmanship’ which to a great extent is right and literally so as the weather did turn blustery and it poured soon after Donald ended his inaugural address, but to say he conducted his campaign with a ‘naked contempt for the established political order’ is somewhat misplaced! What makes one to think the political order prior to Donald Trump’s installation as President was perfect in any sense whatsoever! To his eyes, it is in a great mess and hence he started his entry by placing a series of challenging tasks in front of the nation, especially the people whom he wants to be the ‘rulers of the nation’ – pretty appropriate for a democratically elected leader to tell the people. Whether the new President’s promises will come of age depends on his team and team work, including the Congress and the Senate! To say the election itself was ‘divisive’ is again a misconception. At the most, it was a closely fought election and being so is pretty perfect in a democracy! But it became part of history once the results were announced and the entire population of the country should abide by the verdict! And, being fresh from the campaign, it is not uncommon for an elected leader to reflect on that experience at the inauguration-related events as Donald Trump did! Having said that, this is no time to dwell into the merits and demerits of the two major political groups in the US as both have a mixed bag behind them! In fact, it is so with political parties anywhere in the world! “Politicians prospered - but the jobs left, and the factories closed, and the establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country.” Very true, in fact it also impacted many overseas investors, including many individuals, in the US economy, as a consequence of the 2008 financial crisis caused solely by US FINANCIAL BUSINESS MISMANAGEMENT! It is still not too late to undo the damage done, especially to foreign individual investors in the US economy who have immeasurably incurred losses as a result of the policy blunders of US businessmen and the government!

Moderator: Please refrain from beginning your posts with SWAMI’S THOUGHTS ON THE SUBJECT.

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He is nothing more than a CON ARTIST. Belligerent, loud, pushy, persistent. Born with a silver spoon in his mouth, blissfully unaware of how ordinary people live. Immature, still name-calling at age 70. And amazingly low in intelligence.

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Long Live Trump! He will usher in a massive period of epic prosperity and freedom!

(Downvote if you agree)

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President Trump was only enough of a republican to be elected. His anti-establishment speeches should have made that clear.

Belligerent, loud, pushy, persistent.

Being pushy and persistent is considered a good trait for a businessman in the USA, especially for someone from the NYC area. Being loud can be part of a "stick" and is often useful for a male politician. Females aren't really allowed to act that way, due to a double standard.

I wouldn't know about President Trump's intelligence, though his emotional intelligence much be about 20. Don't think he is "brilliant" or "stupid" - probably just slightly above average.

President Obama had 0% fed interest rates for nearly his entire 2 terms. Basically, he couldn't do anything to prevent new employment, though he tried really, really, hard.

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trump is a most strange sales man, u got to be his slave to work with him, it is all abt him and him only. I admire the americans who elected him. Did he use a whip ???.

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He's not leading an insurgency. He's throwing as temper tantrum. As usual.

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