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Trump accepts nomination for second White House term; says 'No one will be safe in Biden's America'

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Mike Pence's greatest contribution is that he has done exactly nothing over the last 4 years.

We need to make sure he does the same for the rest of his life once trump is kicked out.

trump, meanwhile will be busy running from the law!!!

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"No one will be safe in Biden's America,"

Scare-mongering/fear-mongering keeping his base afraid while the country gets UNsafer each day Trump's in office pouring fuel on the long burning fires.

Speaking of fear-mongering, in 1999 apartments were bombed in Russia and a new leader took charge.

Authoritarian regimes throughout history have ramped up fear levels promising their followers only the despot can protect 'his' people from the 'others', from the 'them'. Trump's approach little different from other despots.

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Trump and the GOP are masters at projection.

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Trump's speech is the dumbest, most rambling, most deceitful acceptance speech ever.

Ugh.

5 ( +23 / -18 )

Trump slammed Biden for about 10 minutes. Very misleading headline. The rest of his speech was about what he will do over the next 4 years. Biden beware, after Trumps speech you are the charlatan of Politics!

0 ( +19 / -19 )

"This election will decide whether we protect law-abiding Americans, or whether we give free rein to violent anarchic agitators and criminals who threaten our citizens."

Fear-mongering benefits the guns and ammo industries and their shareholders. Expect even more weapons sold and put in the hands of Americans, and then expect gun deaths to increase.

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Mike Pence's greatest contribution is that he has done exactly nothing over the last 4 years.

Yes, and Biden will contribute nothing as Harris tries to save his Arse.

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I didn't watch. Did Trump mention Mexico paying for the Trump Wall? Has it been built from sea to shining sea?

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"Biden's speech was shorter and sharper. And it didn't spread covid-19."

--Max Boot

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Apparently Trump promised a vaccine by year's end!! Lol two times.His limp supporters will lap that up.But in reality,he's worse than the virus,so if he goes,things can only get better.

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In his speech on Thursday, Trump repeated his assertion that China is to blame for the pandemic

I’ve never seen a politician play the victim card as much as Trump. It’s pathetic.

Covid became the responsibility of individual leaders after it got loose. The CCP have a lot to answer for but leaders whining about this to mask their own failures isn’t cutting it anymore.

Some leaders saw their stock rise based on their Covid responses. Others didn’t.

Wheat and chaff.

-2 ( +15 / -17 )

Trump and the GOP are masters at projection.

'They are practiced at the art of deception. I can tell by their blood stained hands.'

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According to Trump, Democrats are going to "abolish the suburbs".

Somebody tell gramps to shut up already.

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PTownsendToday  12:38 pm JST

I didn't watch. Did Trump mention Mexico paying for the Trump Wall? Has it been built from sea to shining sea?

Don't mention the Wall(r)!

Have just tried to listen to Trump's speech in his whiny, mawkish and vomit inducing style but couldn't last until the end.

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I think Trump just won re-election tonight. He proved that he can give a moving and disciplined speech, touching on the issues that define the two parties. Not to mention some of the compelling speakers we have heard, especially Ann Dorn talking about her husband, who was brutally murdered by looters.

Four more years.

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The haloed patron of the Most Exalted Order of the Mendacious.

Let us pray.

-2 ( +8 / -10 )

Just crushed Biden, a complete annihilation.

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I’ve never seen a politician play the victim card as much as Trump. It’s pathetic.

Well, there was one, an Austrian, who was far more intelligent than Trump, but also fell victim to his own hubris and bs. Trump will also end up defeated in a bunker.

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as much as liberals are whining about the speech but with no real substance, the speech was a resounding success.

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Did Trump mention Mexico paying for the Trump Wall? Has it been built from sea to shining sea?

No, just the easiest entry areas and areas that need to be fortified.

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@PTownsend

Right! And this November, the US (& the world) HAS TO get what it needs! Trump out, or it's lights out.

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I think Trump just won re-election tonight. He proved that he can give a moving and disciplined speech,

1. The scene is garish, obscene

2. He's a low energy bore

3. There are many lies

--Jennifer Rubin, conservative commentator

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So, it's a wrap. The Rubes and Trogs loved it.

And Republicans did nothing to expand the vote them.

And they will lose in two months.

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Didn't we have all this before, so many, many times?

Trump blaming God and the world for what is going on.

He should finally look in the mirror and ask himself why all this is happening.

If it's a magical mirror, he will get the answer, but he would probably not be a happy trooper (well, actually he never was, ya know, that draft dodging thing).

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liberals are whining about the speech

I've read a lot of conservative criticism of the speech as well.

Trump's schtick is wearing thin. He needs a little more discipline and energy to be a proper demagogue.

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Pretty odd how Biden is both sleepy and radical at the same time.

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1. The scene is garish, obscene

2. He's a low energy bore

3. There are many lies

--Jennifer Rubin, conservative commentator

“Rubin” hasn’t been a conservative for a long time. She’s as much of a conservative as I’m a liberal socialist. As the rest of the Washington dying rhinos, no one cares what this woman thinks.

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Not to mention some of the compelling speakers we have heard, especially Ann Dorn talking about her husband, who was brutally murdered by looters.

After Ann Dorn was announced as one of the speakers for the RNC, David Dorn’s daughters publicly opposed her decision to speak and said they were against their late father’s name or death being used for political purposes. “Our father did not agree with many policies and actions of this president that are aimed at disenfranchising many Black and Brown people. Our father was a registered Democrat. He thought Trump is doing many things to ruin our country.”

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Surely Trump made his response to COVID the centerpiece of his speech. It's the greatest threat we face right now and he's done such an awesome job.

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Trump's schtick is wearing thin. He needs a little more discipline and energy to be a proper demagogue.

For Washington, perhaps, but not to the voters and independents. Right on point.

So, it's a wrap. The Rubes and Trogs loved it. 

Yes!

And Republicans did nothing to expand the vote them.

And they will lose in two months.

Doubt it, because if that were the case the polls wouldn’t be so tight and Trump pulling away from Biden in Key battleground States.

https://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/trump-gaining-on-biden-in-battleground-states-new-cnn-poll-shows/7BJ3PBWWTBECLDJ2L7ZO4NTVEM/

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@Ulysses

Mike Pence's greatest contribution is that he has done exactly nothing over the last 4 years.

Not so sure about that Ulysses. Being such a massive hypocrite takes work. There's all that kissing of the big chimp's backside that needs to be seen to, plus sending millions to sleep the moment he opens his mouth. The only person who can make the late Stephen Hawking seem charismatic.

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Just crushed Biden, a complete annihilation.

Granted the DNC are fielding a feeble candidate, but they also have a high octane Veep as insurance, ready to step in and sit behind the Resolute Desk to actually do an honest day's work. Biden is not the issue: November will be a national referendum on the four years of chaos created by an incompetent Potus and his unpatriotic enablers.

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Well that was bat poop crazy, as well as 1 4- day long violation of the Hatch act. The Dear leader would have been proud.

what a gas lighting freak show.

Rudy looked particularly unhinged.

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That was a very low energy speech despite the falsehoods, trump is not good with transponders!!!!

People started counting true facts instead of falsehoods as the lies were so numerous.

If trump wanted to scare America, this has misfired, the only one who came out scared was trump.

Biden mentioned 41 times!!!!!!!! looks like someone is occupying his mind a lot.

trump is finished.

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Thomson Reuters 2020 depiction is remarkable and inappropriate. …..

Republican National Convention (Day 4)…. Please there is a three hour time delay

So, this a catch up

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cfL6UbItDk

Take into account the Harris rebuttal.

Joe Biden could be an irrelevance, sitting in the big chair, however, Kamila Harris working him with her foot.

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Miller will get tired after today’s speech, it was pathetic.

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*Miller will get fired.

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Did he talk about his new deal with Iran? His smashing new Middle East peace plan? The new healthcare plan he enacted?

I didn't watch it but I'm assuming he did.

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Sen. Harris is hardly high octane. She was a poor candidate during the Democratic primaries, a poor debater, and rather brittle in her personality. She will not do Biden any favors, and will dissolve in debate against VP Pence.

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Trump is so accomplished at lying he does it in his sleep. Making it sound legit is a real art that he has practiced his entire life to become a master of lies. Make people scared, tell lies about your opponent and make promises you cant keep. Make false claims or your many successes and boast of your imaginary abilities.

Trumps formula for victory is easily seen through for those with intelligence. Only ignorant sheep follow Trump. Those without enough brains to see his charade for what it is. He cares nothing for America. He cares nothing for many of his family members and he has no friends, only desperate people hanging on his coat tails.

For goodness sake's Americans must vote for Biden to get a stable, safer and better America. Trumps circus just goes around and around and gets you nowhere you want to be. Enough already.

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The religious concept of political deism is truly astonishing.

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"No one will be safe in Biden's America,"

Trump just projecting his own failures. lol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UbqbkXjR-o&t=205s

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She will not do Biden any favors, and will dissolve in debate against VP Pence.

oh please she's a career prosecutor she knows how to speak,ghost white Pence will be destroyed by her

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At least Trump could fall back on his progress with North Korea. I'm sure he talked about that.

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"The American promise that we are all equal under god"......To suggest this to pursue a political agenda?

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Yes, and Biden will contribute nothing as Harris tries to save his Arse.

pence did kiss trump’s , that is something he did.

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"No one will be safe in Biden's America," 

Nobody is safe in YOUR America you blithering idiot.

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Rudy looked particularly unhinged.

Trump says Biden should be drugged tested, did you see Trump Jnr and his girlfriend they were high as kites, bloodshot eyes, GF was screaming at the cameras like some junky overload. lol

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Well, if Trump is elected again, you can bet he'll be stuffing his pockets with more taxpayers' money. After all, I'm pretty sure that there is a law in the Constitution which states that a president cannot receive any payment other than his own salary.

Yet, here we are paying for his golf trips, to his hotels, for expensive hotels for his children who somehow all got jobs working on his staff; jobs which they only got because he is the POTUS. If he accuses another person of nepotism once more, he should look at himself in the mirror. Heck, even his son's girlfriend was given a job, and his own son-in-law got a job, without any proper qualifications whatsoever.

Not to mention members of his staff saying ridiculous things. For instance, his own press secretary McEnany saying she wouldn't have been able to get a mastectomy because of her pre-existing conditions, if it wasn't for Trump; while not knowing that it was Trump himself that wanted to dismantle the ACA which specifically allows people with pre-existing conditions to have proper healthcare.

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Did Trump, one of his family members, Pence, anyone mention Trump's healthcare plan?

https://khn.org/news/back-to-the-future-trumps-history-of-promising-a-health-plan-that-never-comes/

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There was also a marked difference in tone between the two conventions. Democrats? Scared, apologetic, fragmented, unsure of the future. Republicans? Confident, resolute, brave.

The production values were also a contrast. The Democrats looked positively amateur. The video montages were OK, but the speeches were often a disaster. Plus, the faux video screens showing people cheering for the candidates... at the end of the Sen. Harris speech, she turned to a video monitor that showed 30 people supposedly cheering her. If you look closely, there are many screens that are double shots of THE SAME PERSON! When VP Biden did the same, some of the screens were actually blank.

The GOP convention was smooth and obviously some professional TV people were involved. Felt a bit like a Michael Bay movie. Few celebrity endorsements, more real people with real stories. A winner.

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As for Rudy, he needs to stop embarrassing himself and check into an old age home.

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He's doing his Jesus/martyr imitation pose while preaching to the cult. Nobody with even a tenuous grasp on reality could be taken in by these self-serving lies.

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One clear area where Trump won would be speakers currently under federal investigation.

Did he brag about that? I didn't see it.

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Anyone can get up on a podium and speak about how great they are and all the great things they've done/will do, but anyone with just half a brain can see what an absolute state the country is in after just 4 years under this guys watch.

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There was also a marked difference in tone between the two conventions.

Yeah, the DNC had speakers on both sides talking about positive change that could take place if Biden is elected. There were men, women, White, Black, Democrats, Republicans, etc. It was a nice balanced group of speakers. The speeches were on-point, effective and polished.

The RNC had Trump's family, shouting banshees, people high on drugs (like Don Jr.), people shouting things like "we live in cesspools and with heroin addicts" and such negativity like "living next door to MS-13", and blatant lies like "Biden will defund the police".

Also, there was one of the most blatant lie of all when Pence used a shooting death of a federal officer in the George Floyd protests for his own political gain. He incorrectly said that it was by a leftist. When in fact, the perpetrator was a member of the right wing group 'boogaloo'.

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Oh, and what was that speech from Lou Holtz. Him picking on Biden by incorrectly saying that "Biden is a Catholic in name only"? Wow! I think Biden is well-known as one of the most devout Catholics ever. He goes to church on a weekly basis and his belief has carried him through the hardest moments in his life.

I think one should ask Bible-waving Trump how devout he is. After all, I remember in an interview, Trump couldn't remember one scripture that he liked from it. All he could say was "It's my favorite book" and "It's a good book".

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Trump is already president and yet there are riots, looting, protests, and murders. He can't and didn't do anything about it. Are we to believe that it will be different when he's re-elected?

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Wow, chocolate box political type 2 diabetes smulch. Roll up, Roll up

Battle for the Soul of the Nation

https://joebiden.com/#

Then Donald Trump......

https://www.donaldjtrump.com/

Even to navigate Trumps campaign site is challenging.

Heck the US people deserve something more wholesome that this....

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oh please she's a career prosecutor she knows how to speak,ghost white Pence will be destroyed by her.

She bombed as a Dem candidate in the primaries.

As for debating, she visibly wilted when Tulsi took her to task on live TV.

She just hasnt got it, and that will be obvious if it isnt already.

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Surely he wrapped up his speech by talking about his commitment and devotion to his wife and youngest son.

Republicans love that.

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There was no "slam" involved, because there was no truth to the statements - they were all lies. Water off a duck's back, really. The GOP are fooling no one but themselves if they think they can win by reading their own press releases and believing their own lies.

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Nobody with even a tenuous grasp on reality could be taken in by these self-serving lies.

Most people aren't. They just realize that the left have gone insane so they have no choice but to vote Trump.

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Surely he wrapped up his speech by talking about his commitment and devotion to his wife and youngest son.

I think he wrapped it up by highlighting how many times he hasn’t been golfing on taxpayer money.

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Most people aren't. They just realize that the left have gone insane so they have no choice but to vote Trump.

What is the mental state of the right given they support a documented racist and conman who has cheated on every one of his wives?

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Brit Hume admitted that Trump's speech was too long and a little flat, but that's because Brit Hume is a Marxist.

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Sure a lot of comments from people who didn’t even watch it.

thanks to all the sports leagues for canceling their games so everyone could watch Alice Johnson and Ann Dorn speak.

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The speech was too long. And it had to be “flat” otherwise liberals run around and scream that it’s unpresidential and like attending a Trump rally.

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Best speech ever, now let’s watch Trump’s number up again.

Sen. Harris is hardly high octane. She was a poor candidate during the Democratic primaries, a poor debater, and rather brittle in her personality. She will not do Biden any favors, and will dissolve in debate against VP Pence.

I agree.

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The speech was too long. And it had to be “flat” otherwise liberals run around and scream that it’s unpresidential and like attending a Trump rally

I thought you people didn’t care about liberals. Are you flip-flopping again?

Best speech ever, now let’s watch Trump’s number up again.

You're back to trusting polling, I see. Flip-flop.

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We can be thankful that he didnt find airports in revolutionary wars and could pronounce words properly.

The bar for trump making a speech is low, if he can read all the words, it's a success!!!!

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now let’s watch Trump’s number up again.

I agree, Trump's number is up.

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Miller will get tired after today’s speech, it was pathetic.

Fired?? Miller said a few weeks ago how much he loves and continue to fight for this President, good on him.

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The speech was too long.

Waaaaaaaay too long - but then nothing sounds better to Donald than the sound of his own voice...

And it had to be “flat” otherwise liberals run around and scream that it’s unpresidential and like attending a Trump rally.

Says the reason it was "flat" was all the Dems fault....

So on Trump's big night, with his re-election hanging in the balance....he folds and delivers a flat speech because he was afraid of what the Dems would say....

OK, if you say so...

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Miller said a few weeks ago how much he loves and continue to fight for this President, good on him.

So did Cohen!!

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I thought you people didn’t care about liberals.

We don’t in the sense.

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I agree, Trump's number is up.

180,000 and it is a success in his mind!!

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So did Cohen!!

Cohen was a personal lawyer, different.

Waaaaaaaay too long - but then nothing sounds better to Donald than the sound of his own voice...

Not long enough actually to be honest.

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We don’t in the sense

Except when you’re making excuses for Trump. Got it.

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He could have ended up slamming his nomination and accepting Biden. Ah well..

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BlacklabelToday  02:14 pm JST

The speech was too long.

But another Trump supporter disagrees....

bass4funkToday  02:31 pm JST

Not long enough actually to be honest.

So, who's right?

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Except when you’re making excuses for Trump. Got it

Not really, don’t need to.

So, who's right?

Not liberals, that’s for sure.

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Not really, don’t need to

Then why do you constantly do it?

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Well, because we have two parties, that’s why.

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How on earth does the stuff that comes out of Trumps mouth compute to anyone with a shred of intelligence? Surely not all Republicans are actually stupid enough to buy his crap?

Trump 'If the Biden wins he'll unleash a load of violent anarchists on our cities!'

Anyone who has been watching the news 'huh!?'

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Final, Make America great again again!

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Well, because we have two parties, that’s why.

You constantly make excuses for Trump because there are two parties? That makes perfect sense.

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No one will be safe in Biden's America? Who feels safe in Trump's America? Anyone? That said, believe me, even if Biden gets elected, you won't see me rushing back to America saying "I can finally feel safe in my own country!" Nope. Its going to take a sea change for that to happen on many fronts.

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You constantly make excuses for Trump

Nope, never have and never will.

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Nope. Its going to take a sea change for that to happen on many fronts.

Not with Trump. I know if he gets re-elected the riots will stop and aggressively. When I was a young adult, liberals panicked about NYC and when Giuliani ran it, he cleaned it up and No Dem before him did it or cared to do it.

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my goodness. he is perhaps the world's worst public speaker. his tone and intonation are horrible. he jumbles the words and his sideways lean in the the mic is just awful to look at.

the speech itself was a rehash of what he has said again and again. what a waste of time. at least he could have come up with a new nickname for biden, but nope. i had to turn it off after 30 minutes.

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Not with Trump. I know if he gets re-elected the riots will stop and aggressively. 

If Trump is so powerful, why doesn't he do this now?

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Nope, never have and never will.

Cursory perusal of your posting history demonstrates otherwise.

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Not with Trump. I know if he gets re-elected the riots will stop and aggressively. 

Like he did in Portland? That worked well.

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If Trump is so powerful, why doesn't he do this now?

Talk to the leaders of these liberal States, but as this progresses, they’ll call in the Feds, not worried.

-8 ( +2 / -10 )

Speaking from the White House South Lawn despite criticism he was using the executive residence as a political prop,

That this is a almost a footnote perfectly illustrates how we grown to accept the egregious behavior of this president and administration. In any other time, Republican or Democrat, the outcry would have been deafening.

This truly is the true drip drip destruction of our norms and institutions. It may not have started with Trump but he sure as heck has put it into high gear.

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Talk to the leaders of these liberal States, but as this progresses, they’ll call in the Feds, not worried.

Look, making excuses for Trump not 20 minutes after saying you never have.

Yup, People are moving out. Bad for the city, let the scum have it.

So, Trump sending in the feds didn’t work.

Any links time back up your assertion that people are moving out of Portland?

4 ( +6 / -2 )

Certainly it will take Biden a while to straighten out the mess that Trump has created. Trump keeps forgetting that the hate,, violence, and fear mongering we see every night on TV happened during his own administration, not Biden’s.

He certainly doesn’t see himself as a unifier, or as a representative of all Americans. He represents the compliant, and surrounds himself with incompetent yes-men. Four more years of that garbage will kill the country. Biden is a bit old-fashioned, but because he is, he has a vision of America working together. He will work to make America a respected leader again.

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