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Biden arrives for inauguration with big plans, big problems

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Anyone but Trump. Worrying that congress members like Cruz, Hawley, Kennedy, Tuberville, Jordan, Gaetz and others in the Republican insurrectionist caucus might continue Trump's tactics to violently overthrow the US.

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Man, if ever a picture said it all. Look at those eyes. The eyes never lie.

-6 ( +18 / -24 )

They forgot to add to the story that petty Trump refused to have a government plane transport the incoming president.

Of course, Obama had an air force plane bring in Trump for the inauguration, as all modern transitions have included.

Trump is a pathetic, worst president in history.

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Reading where several militia leaders were arrested by the FBI for conspiracy. More will join them as the FBI rolls them up.

McConnell is also saying that Trump provoked the mob.

Trump did so on Jan 6th and certainly before that time. Watched a compilation of Trump "advisors" urging the mob before and during that day. Seems obvious that they accomplished their goal, but failed in stopping an election.

Facts are a difficult thing to avoid. House of cards, indeed.

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Man, if ever a picture said it all. Look at those eyes. The eyes never lie.

Awfully vague statement about a vague picture. His eyes reminded me of Clint Eastwood.

The cabinet appointments are all stellar. Administration is looking more promising by the day.

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Awfully vague statement about a vague picture. His eyes reminded me of Clint Eastwood.

Clint never looked that scared.

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I wish I could be more hopeful with the future of the planet. If we are lucky we can avoid more wars. Maybe not have North Korea launching rockets over Japan again. Just hoping for the best.

-10 ( +6 / -16 )

I wonder how 45th U.S. President Donald J. Trump (2017-2021) will be remembered in history, a President who made America truly great again or a President who brought nothing but chaos and division not only to the U.S. but to the whole world. He was a big shot politician either way, I'm sure. I now look forward to President Joe Biden to wind up the affairs.

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I wish I could be more hopeful with the future of the planet. If we are lucky we can avoid more wars.

Especially ones in DC being started by Trump and his supporters.

Maybe not have North Korea launching rockets over Japan again. Just hoping for the best.

Agreed. Let’s hope Kim doesn’t launch as many missiles with a Biden in office as Kim did under Trump.

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And on Trump's last day in office, the 400,000th person died from his pathetic, no mask, response to Covid and an incompetent vaccine rollout.

Good riddance to the worst president in US history.

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Agreed. Let’s hope Kim doesn’t launch as many missiles with a Biden in office as Kim did under Trump.

That’s a hopeful sign of agreement. I’m worried though. North Korean leaders always pull something to see if they can swindle a new American president.

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Covid war president Dolt 45 succeeded to Make America Grieve Again.

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...coronavirus pandemic, soaring unemployment and grave concerns about more violence as he prepares to take the oath of office.

This is all only one issue. The pandemic. All President pro tem Biden has to do is not screw up the solutions President Trump put in place to repair the damage from the previous administration.

...put forth a Covid aid proposal...

Aid that has been held up by Biden’s party. Hopefully, he will apologize for this in his inaugural speech.

-15 ( +4 / -19 )

The Biden administration will rely on facts, science and will work for the public weal- not ego driven chaos, corruption, treason and lies. Trump and his wife leave the White House with historically low approval ratings and rightly so. They're not welcome in New York, nor in Florida. The fever has broken and they are being abandoned. Their failure to attend the handover and pass the torch to the incoming administration is their final unedifying, undignified act, and a fitting epitaph to the worst president the US has ever seen. Until his real legal problems start, that is...

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By the way, under Trump, the U.S. is the first country on the planet to proclaim China's treatment of the Uyghurs as genocide. I still need explanation from Trump haters here, why do you support China so much?

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I wish him well, he has a tough job.

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So because people don't support Trump, they must support China's treatment of the Uygher population. Ok.

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I still need explanation from Trump haters here, why do you support China so much?

What you need is not "explanation", but to stop using such incredibly dishonest strawman arguments.

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By the way, under Trump, the U.S. is the first country on the planet to proclaim China's treatment of the Uyghurs as genocide. I still need explanation from Trump haters here, why do you support China so much?

It happened yesterday. Biden spoke of it last year. Trump didn’t want to ruin trade negotiations so he didn’t do anything. Make no mistakes, this isn’t about Trump doing it because he believes it’s the right thing to do. He’s been doing everything he can to make life difficult for the new administration.

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Biden arrives for inauguration with big plans, big problems

Yes the No1 problem is that what he made with China. Now China is suffering a lot because of Trump trade tariff.

Lets start solving the problems.

Take out all the tariff with China. Let them sell their products as the time Obama's presidency.

I am sure Biden will not disappoint anyone.

Thank you Biden.

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It's time for Americans to grow up and stop seeing politics as a Roller Derby competition.

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Biden arrives for inauguration with big plans, big problems

Yes, the big problem is four years on and the "Make America Great" movement has only sprouted. Biden and the media will do everything its power to squash it out. Good luck with that.

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Yes the No1 problem is that what he made with China. Now China is suffering a lot because of Trump trade tariff.

You have no idea what you are talking about. For your information, the Democrats and Republicans both are aligned on the unfair trade practices China has used to sell their cheap and poor quality goods to the world. Trump stood up to them and the Democrats silently agreed. Biden's policy regarding trade with China will not be that far off from Trump's.

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Maybe Biden is new to the world, but he is an old relic to citizens of the U.S.A.

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Before he has done anything, Biden has changed the world. Leaders in other democracies can no longer hide behind Trump. One of the local governors in Canada was on TV today begging Biden to send some vaccines to Canada. The people of Canada have suddenly realized how awful their prime minister is, now that he cannot simply say, "Not as bad as Trump."

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By the way, under Trump, the U.S. is the first country on the planet to proclaim China's treatment of the Uyghurs as genocide. I still need explanation from Trump haters here, why do you support China so much?

ask Trump that , his secret Chinese bank account the multiple Ivanka trademarks given to her by Xi while daddy was negotiating a trade agreement, and the $200million he loaned from a Chinese state owned bank, No presidential family in history has more Chinese interests than Trump, fact

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Now China is suffering a lot because of Trump trade tariff.

No, it really isn't. China's economy is the only one that has already recovered from Covid and is doing pretty good right now, so... No. In the end the tariffs only really hurt American people.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-economy-growth-coronavirus/2021/01/17/2138ef2c-5935-11eb-a849-6f9423a75ffd_story.html

China’s economy is growing faster now than before the coronavirus pandemic

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Yes, the big problem is four years on and the "Make America Great" movement has only sprouted. 

You mean it "sprouted" by losing the Senate, the Congress and the presidential election? Proving that it has been overwhelmingly rejected by the majority of americans?

That's and interesting way of seeing things I guess.

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Potemkin president.

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That’s a hopeful sign of agreement. I’m worried though. North Korean leaders always pull something to see if they can swindle a new American president.

The Kims always do try to swindle new presidents. Fortunately for us, most presidents, except the current one, didn’t appease and capitulation to the Kims.

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Yes the No1 problem is that what he made with China. Now China is suffering a lot because of Trump trade tariff.

You have no idea what you are talking about. For your information, the Democrats and Republicans both are aligned on the unfair trade practices China has used to sell their cheap and poor quality goods to the world. Trump stood up to them and the Democrats silently agreed. Biden's policy regarding trade with China will not be that far off from Trump's.

What are you taking? now the Chinese products are the best in the world. America can not make such quality products. Only China can make products which Americans can use.

So it is the obligation of American people to buy what China makes.

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JsapcToday  10:09 am JST

Now China is suffering a lot because of Trump trade tariff.

No, it really isn't. China's economy is the only one that has already recovered from Covid and is doing pretty good right now, so... No. In the end the tariffs only really hurt American people.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-economy-growth-coronavirus/2021/01/17/2138ef2c-5935-11eb-a849-6f9423a75ffd_story.html

China’s economy is growing faster now than before the coronavirus pandemic

Yes yes.. China is just recovering from the virus.

Yes any tariff to Chinese products will only hurt American people. China has no problem with tariff. Trump did not know that. So he put tariff to Chinese products. ha ha ha ..

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Trump won't attend Biden's inauguration, the first outgoing president to skip the ceremony since Andrew Johnson more than a century and a half ago.

That's because Trump is a spineless p****.

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Putative tariffs both direct and indirect must remain and in area of fragrant abuses increase until the Government of China get the message....

Yellen wake up call.

“We need to take on China's abusive, unfair and illegal practices,” the former Federal Reserve chairwoman said during her Tuesday confirmation hearing before the Senate Finance Committee, calling China “our most important strategic competitor.”*

Yellen criticized the Chinese government for actions that have been widely condemned by economists and the international community, including dumping cheap products in foreign markets, illegally subsidizing domestic companies, imposing trade barriers and stealing intellectual property.

Yellen vows to use 'full array of tools' to fight Chinese economic abuse

https://thehill.com/policy/finance/534787-yellen-pledges-to-use-full-array-of-tools-to-fight-chinese-economic-abuse

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provide an eight-year path to citizenship for an estimated 11 million people living in the U.S. without legal status...

That's the vote bank..but given the total and complete left-right divide, no longer required. So 11 million illegals will now get citizenship where-in millions of folks with legal status have to wait for 10-15 yrs just for the GC..i.e. if they get one.

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Proving that it has been overwhelmingly rejected by the majority of americans

No..rejected by majority of left aligned americans.

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JsapcToday  10:09 am JST

Now China is suffering a lot because of Trump trade tariff.

No, it really isn't. China's economy is the only one that has already recovered from Covid and is doing pretty good right now, so... No. In the end the tariffs only really hurt American people.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-economy-growth-coronavirus/2021/01/17/2138ef2c-5935-11eb-a849-6f9423a75ffd_story.html

China’s economy is growing faster now than before the coronavirus pandemic

Yes yes.. If America put tariff to Chinese products then American people suffer, thank you Washington post....

When China put tariff on American products then who should suffer? According to Washington post that also American people. Thank you Washington post.

I think Trump was stupid. He did no read Washington post before putting tariff on Chinese products.

And we know why Trump lost that is because he put tariff on Chinese products. China hate to see American people suffer. Because of their unlimited love to American people, they make everything what american families use. Thank you China.

Now you should understand China love America more than Trump. So Trump should not be US president. full stop

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Yes there are some things he has to deal with.  Many of which Orange couldn't have prevented anyway.  Virus and the economic mess that the response has caused.  Medical care.  China. 

But you watch him make things even worse with dumb old school Dem policies.  Immigration.   Law enforcement.  Race relations. 

Just look at some of his cabinet and other appointments.  Either  tired old hacks, corrupt insiders or plain lunatic intersectional appointments.

Poor the US that it only had Orange and Ol' Joe to choose from.

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This granting of citizenship to 11 million illegals will open up the flood gates for illegal immigrants..as now illegal to citizenship path would be far more easy than legal to citizenship.. this year alone one could expect millions of new illegal immigrants. No wonder Trump's last visit to Texas was to verify the status of the wall... he knows the illegal immigrant nightmare that is coming..

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Mr. Noidall,

What's wrong with President-elect Joe Biden struggling to hold back tears as he delivered a brief speech before departing for Washington? Doesn't it mean he fought a tough campaign war against Donald Trump and won it narrowly?

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Obama inherited the 2008 economic crash from the republican president Bush. He made his achievements and behaved with grace and dignity. Biden inherits a broken and sick country from the republican president Trump. Again, a democrat must clean up the republican mess.

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Biden arrives for inauguration with big plans, big problems....

Kind'a rings a bell, doesn't it...

Bush 1 leaves a sinking economy....Clinton fixes it and wipes out the deficit - first budget surplus in years..

Bush 2 leaves a cratered economy....Obama fixes it and we have 8 years of positive growth...

Trump leaves and burns down everything; our economy, our democracy, our stature in the world...and Biden and his team will fix it...

History certainly does repeat itself...

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Some of the sore losers seem to forget that Trump was best buddies with Xi and singing his praises even after the global pandemic started. It was only when Xi declined to help Trump with his 'strategy' to win the 2020 US election that that fat guy started turning on Xi. Whereas presidents usually think 'How can I help my country', the fat guy is always thinking 'How can I fatten my wallet'.

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While America is trying slowly to return to normalcy, Trump Ends Where He Began, Fighting Release of His Tax Returns.

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Another fossil in charge. Better than Trump

-4 ( +3 / -7 )

He looks like he's on his last legs. Anyway you get what you choose so I hope all the liberals are happy now for 4 years, don't want to hear any complaining from you!.

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No wonder Trump's last visit to Texas was to verify the status of the wall... he knows the illegal immigrant nightmare that is coming..

Nightmare? Hardly, he only built 400 miles of new wall out of 1600 in four years...he left that other 1200 miles open so it would be easier for all those illegal immigrants to get to their jobs at Bedminster and Mar-A-Lago...

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/08/trump-organization-undocumented-workers

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No..rejected by majority of left aligned americans.

Lost the popular votre by 7 million, lost the electoral college and 63% of Americans never want to see him in politics ever again.

So, by all standards and polls, according to you, the majority of America is now "left aligned".

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Obama inherited the 2008 economic crash from the republican president Bush. He made his achievements..

The usual narrative.. go back to the Clinton days to find the root cause of this crash, where-in policy change allowed those loans in the first place.. the bankers than exploited in this in every possible way and were bailed out by Obama...he off-course had no idea and left it to his Treasury Secretary among others.

Obama's primary achievement was the divide he created very subtly and very gracefully.. which resulted in Trump, Trump off-course had no idea how to fix the divide..by the time he realized what had happened (the looting,arson,riots) it was too late.

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lincolnmanToday  12:14 pm JST

No wonder Trump's last visit to Texas was to verify the status of the wall... he knows the illegal immigrant nightmare that is coming..

Nightmare? Hardly, he only built 400 miles of new wall out of 1600 in four years...he left that other 1200 miles open so it would be easier for all those illegal immigrants to get to their jobs at Bedminster and Mar-A-Lago...

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/08/trump-organization-undocumented-workers

I think the reason Trump lost the election is because he did not build 1600 miles of wall, he made only 400....

Yeah,, what kind of president is trump? he can not make 1600 mile long wall in 4 years???

Watch Biden you will see 1602 mile long wall in two years. Any doubt? make a bet now....

Biden can do it and he will fix the wall problem by building 1602 miles....

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Obama's primary achievement was the divide he created

Isn't it funny how a lot of right-wingers will blame a black guy for supposedly "dividing the country" and then also pretend they're NOT racist? And do stuff like claim the only black president in history was not born in America and is a muslim, like that's really the best way to unite a country? Yeah...

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According to Bloomberg:

Donald Trump departs Washington on Wednesday with Americans more politically divided and more likely to be out of work than when he arrived, while awaiting trial for his second impeachment -- an ignominious end to one of the most turbulent presidencies in American history.

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According to Bloomberg:

Donald Trump departs Washington on Wednesday with Americans more politically divided and more likely to be out of work than when he arrived,

Now that is according to left aligned msm..and the elites that own them..

That permanent divide and not the political divide started with the 6-7 months of looting,arson, rioting and the elections.. that temporary blue collar out of work is mostly related to corona. The real white collar middle class out-of-work will start showing soon.. already happening in the so called Big-Tech where very soon only left aligned employees will be left.. these would be initailly filled-in by H1B types but in-time will all move to off-shore locations.

Now as the flood gates for illegal immigration will open-up..the legal immigrant will soon realize that the american dream which attracted them to the US in the first place will be over soon.

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Lost the popular votre by 7 million, lost the electoral college and 63% of Americans never want to see him in politics ever again.,

The mail-in ballots paint a very different picture..anyway facts will come out in-time.. also it's good to see the real left..as so far it was mostly behind a veil of deceit and subterfuge.

So 63% of Americans do not support him.. well than let's have the elections again (no mail-in ballots)..this would immediately result in the Unity which Biden is now looking for.

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