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Trump says Democrats' convention was 'gloomiest' in history

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I can see why Trump would say that given the messages were about redeeming our country from the cesspool Trump has made it.

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Trump saying that should be seen as a seal of approval.

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Joe Biden sees “American darkness," he sees “American greatness.”

Trump sees the US differently from the majority of Americans.

Trump lives in luxury being waited on for his every need and spends time at his luxury resorts where he golfs on the taxpayer's moneys while adding to his own personal wealth.

Trump only deals with his rich family and his fellow 'elite'.

Trump's completely out of touch with Main Street USA and always has been. He's loved by Wall Street.

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“You can’t be a great president when much of what he has done we have undone.”

I don't think Trump, speaking of Obama, realises how stupid this sounds.  Yes, we know you are obsessed with Obama, but what have you done?  Apart from 3 miles of new wall?

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It's always the same with this man (Trump).

"..... no one will be safe in our country and no one will be spared....."

Playing with the fear people (might) have.

Repeating, repeating and repeating.

The divider in chief, the oh so great demagogue!

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Vice President Mike Pence said in an interview Friday that the Republican National Convention next week will focus on what Trump has accomplished, including on the economy and with his coronavirus response.

Well, that’ll need some padding out.

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“Over the last week, the Democrats held the darkest and angriest and gloomiest convention in American history,” Trump said in a speech to the GOP-aligned Council for National Policy in Arlington. “They spent four straight days attacking America as racist, a horrible country that must be redeemed. ”

Well of course there is anger at the ubiquitous failures of the worst president the United States has ever had. Rainbows and sunshine, your administration is not.

Racist country. Racist you. That's the point, Donald, you nailed it.

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What is their economical plan? Foreign stance on China? Solving nationwide unrest? Saving the economy? Education reform? Health Care reform? Is there whole platform, We are not Trump!?

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I can't wait to get back to a world where the nonsense and lies of Trump is not continuously forced on us. I never want to hear his voice again.

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Obama, a frequent target of Trump's broadsides, warned that democracy itself is at risk under Trump.

Obama states the obvious. Trump does not believe in democracy, he's an autocratic demagogue, who is a traitor to the constitution of the United States of America.

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Oh, this tinpot dictator will soon know the meaning of gloom, as he is ushered into his prison cell.

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Write to her with your question on what accomplishments President Trump has not done so far that the real voters know, and not fake news and the accomplishments are not published by major media. 

Not necessary. The RNC is their opportunity to showcase, or will the fake media edit that too?

trump, keeping factcheckers and snopes in business since 2016. They’ll get a lot of new hits next week.

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I guess any DNC would be gloomy if you're an arrogant narcissist and you stand to lose everything.

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Trump is unfit to lead the country for another four years.

The truth eludes the lies of Trump. No truth. No critical thinking. Dumb Trump. Dumb followers...that's why a lack of educated voters is his cult, and they support an idiotic fascist.

He's done. A complete failure, unfit and unhinged.

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Biden will make the country kneel for protests, looting and civil disorder, trump will rebuild the economy and MAGA

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Trump says Democrats' convention was 'gloomiest' in history

Other breaking news:

Pope is Catholic

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Biden will make the country kneel for protests

that’s gonna happen either way. The thing is people will do it in support of Biden and in opposition to Trump.

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Trump says Democrats' convention was 'gloomiest' in history

OK, loser.

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He (Donald Drumpf) also jabbed at former President Barack Obama, saying, “You can’t be a great president when much of what he has done we have undone.”

Yeah like undoing the infectious diseases pandemic playbook... Not necessarily Obama's idea to begin with, but a great example of many of the good things he has undone.

Moron.

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Have to agree with our POTUS. The democrats non-stop dystopian view of America was on full display at their convention this week. The U.S. regressive liberals are among the most unhappy people you’ll ever meet.

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Democrats' convention was 'gloomiest' in history

It certainly was the cringiest.

Joe Biden, in his acceptance speech promised to:

End covid

Prevent all threats, seen and unseen

End racism

Never give you up

Never let you down

Never run around and desert you

Never make you cry

Never say goodbye

Never tell a lie and hurt you

Sure, Joe.  Tell us another one. No, don't. Just retire and enjoy your tax payer paid life of luxury as much as you can with your deteriorating mind.

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Its instructive watching the Dem meltdown and denial.

People, Joe Biden has been in public office for almost half a century and achieved nothing. Now at 78 years old and in obvious decline he is suddenly America’s saviour and “bringer of light”.

You couldnt make this stuff up!

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Do Americans want to go back to the time of Obama? Trump's America is America. I do not want America becomes another Europe.

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Trump has turned on the gaslight again: he would have us believe that the innovative, optimistic and upbeat Democratic Convention was "gloomy" and packed with "American Darkness", but his gaslight is clearly growing dimmer by the day as his energy wanes and his momentum goes into reverse. The Democrats' message succeeded in instilling some hope in the hearts of Americans and shining some light in the dark night that has descended on America after four years of "carnage", humiliation and shame inflicted by Republican Trumpism.

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It was dark and gloomy. Claiming all kinds of problems, yet offering no solutions. Whole lot of pretending that Biden hasnt been in government for half a century, including as VP to the first Black President, yet did nothing.

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Trump sees the US differently from the majority of Americans.

From the Marxists most definitely.

Trump lives in luxury being waited on for his every need

and spends time at his luxury resorts where he golfs on the taxpayer's moneys while adding to his own personal wealth.

Then you must hate Washington as a whole.

Trump only deals with his rich family and his fellow 'elite'.

As do the Democrats

So in essentially what you are saying is, you don't like Washington because in your words both parties pander to the rich.

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Trump says Democrats' convention was 'gloomiest' in history

It was, and that was a very polite way of saying it.

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trump will rebuild the economy and MAGA

After one term the economy is worse that when he started and he has made the country a laughing stock.

Instead of "MAGA", just focus on leaving the country how it was when he started office.

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After one term the economy is worse that when he started and he has made the country a laughing stock.

No, it was on steroids until the Chinese let the virus loose

Instead of "MAGA", just focus on leaving the country how it was when he started office.

In bad shape.

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No, it was on steroids until the Chinese let the virus loose

Any evidence that the Chinese “let the virus loose”?

In bad shape.

Not according to economists. These are facts. Please don’t argue them, look them up.

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Vice President Mike Pence said in an interview Friday that the Republican National Convention next week will focus on what Trump has accomplished, including on the economy and with his coronavirus response.

Trump’s approval rating on the economy and his response to Covid have both taken a battering. Best focus on the positives. Look at what he said he’d do when campaigning:

Get rid of the debt

Give people great healthcare at a fraction of the cost

Build a wall and make Mexico pay for it

Throw out all illegal immigrants

Ban all Muslims from entering the country

Hire only the best people

Plenty to shout about there.

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‘There’s Never Been Anything We’ve Been Able to Accomplish When We’ve Done it Together’

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Maybe Trump found it gloomy, and maybe the Right found it cringe worthy, but the whole thing and especially Biden's acceptance speech clearly have had an energizing effect of Democrats.

So much so, that right after Biden's speech, some of his followers took immediate action to begin to "build back better". First step was to attack a 7 year old boy wearing a MAGA hat holding a pro Trump sign, the next step was to destroy the kid's sign and steal his hat. These warriors weren't deterred by the cries and pleas from the 7 year old and refused to return the hat. In response to the protestations of the 7 year old's mother the Biden supporter's physically assaulted her and a passerby. That's the way to "go get some", Go Dems!

Harris/Pelosi 2021

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President Donald Trump sought to put a more positive light on his presidency Friday after four days of bashing at the Democratic National Convention, saying that where Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden sees “American darkness," he sees “American greatness.”

We all know what Trump sees - mostly Stormy Daniels DVDs...

The rest of America sees;

An economy that is a smoking hole with 10 million unemployed...

Over 175K American deaths, estimated to top 200K before Nov - all due to a President that thought the virus was "a hoax"...

Tattered Alliances and retrenchment from being the world's leader promoting freedom and democracy...

Tax breaks for the Top 1% paid on the nation's credit card - the highest national debt ever....

Race relations at their worst in over 50 years...

China and Russian stronger and more resurgent, North Korea and Iran farther along with their nuclear ambitions...

On and on....

And starting tomorrow you'll see real despair and depression - watching Trump trying to pronounce "Yosemite"...

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Get rid of the debt

Give people great healthcare at a fraction of the cost

Build a wall and make Mexico pay for it

Throw out all illegal immigrants

Ban all Muslims from entering the country

Hire only the best people

Plenty to shout about there.

If we look more closely....

As if Dems care about the national debt! lol

Healthcare, if Dems cared about affordability then why did they want to keep the mandate in place and keep premiums high?

If Democrats block Trump from building the wall at every turn, I don't think it's wrong for Trump to use every trick to outsmart Democrats and play their game to build a wall even if Mexico doesn't pay for it.

Illegals shouldn't be in the country...illegally-period.

Not all muslims are banned, Indonesians are not banned, why do liberals continue to tell that myth?

What's wrong with hiring the best qualified American over a qualified foreigner? Makes No sense, of course the American should get the job first over any foreigner.

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I'm surprised anyone believes Trump actually watched it. It's a pity no journalist will get to test him on what he actually saw.

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As if Dems care about the national debt! lol

Trump said he’d get rid of the debt.

Healthcare, if Dems cared about affordability then why did they want to keep the mandate in place and keep premiums high?

Trump said he’d give great healthcare at a fraction of the cost

If Democrats block Trump from building the wall at every turn, I don't think it's wrong for Trump to use every trick to outsmart Democrats and play their game to build a wall even if Mexico doesn't pay for it

Trump said Mexico would pay for the wall

Illegals shouldn't be in the country...illegally-period.

Trump said he’d throw them all out

Not all muslims are banned, Indonesians are not banned, why do liberals continue to tell that myth?

Trump wanted a ban on all Muslims entering the US

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Trump’s approval rating on the economy and his response to Covid have both taken a battering. Best focus on the positives. Look at what he said he’d do when campaigning:

Get rid of the debt

Yeah, the U.S. military had to be rebuilt since Obama neglected it. And let's not forget that Obama accumulated more debt during his eight years than every president before him combined.

Give people great healthcare at a fraction of the cost

Go ask Congress about that.

Build a wall and make Mexico pay for it

The USMCA is bringing many jobs back to America, and the Mexican government is doing more for border security than the Democrats.

Throw out all illegal immigrants

That's a tall order all right.

Ban all Muslims from entering the country

It's not a Muslim ban, it doesn't affect most Muslims, only those in high-terrorism risk countries.

Hire only the best people

Yeah, he's made some mistakes in that regard. At least he didn't hire Mitt Romney for Secretary of State. As if Biden is going to hire only the best people, look at his first hire, Kamala "It was a DEBATE!" Harris. LOL

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trump will rebuild the economy and MAGA

If Trump “rebuilds” the economy any more like he has so far the U.S. economy will even make his bankrupt businesses look like they were doing great!

The U.S. can’t take another four years of Trump’s MAGA. It’s true Biden will be a one term president, but with the major role of helping the U.S. get back on a track of normalcy after the disaster of the last four years!

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Trump said he'd get rid of the debt.

Not as long as the Dems hold the House.

Trump said he’d give great healthcare at a fraction of the cost

Yes, until McCain blew that up.

Trump said Mexico would pay for the wall

Dems continued to block the effort. Heck, they wouldn't even talk to the CBP, you know the experts, the people that work alongside the border. I thought we are supposed to listen to the experts. Build it by any means necessary.

Trump said, he'd throw them all out.

Which he has been doing a lot, but for some main reason you're not hearing it on the liberal networks.

Trump wanted a ban on all Muslims entering the US.

No, just the violent ones, Indonesians are always welcome, Iran is not.

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Put the Q conspiracy theorists and the KKK together and you've got the 2020 Republican National Convention.

It should be both an interesting and disturbing spectacle to watch.

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 the Mexican government is doing more for border security than the Democrats.

Correct.  They are trying to contain Covid 19 by preventing Americans from entering their country.  As is most of the world.  But I guess you also believe that Trump has world leaders calling him on a daily basis to praise his handling of Covid-19 and seeking his advice.  Remember when the world laughed at Trump at the UN?  The world does not laugh at the US anymore.  They pity them.

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Only if you are the patriarch of a family of grifters, born with a platinum spoon in your mouth, a failure in school, a failure in business (lost a billion in the 80s!) looking at a landslide defeat and the rest of your life in court and/or jail.

Then it’s pretty gloomy.

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Trump also said that an ID was required to attend the DNC which was virtual

"To get into the Democrat National Convention, you must have an ID card with a picture...Yet the Democrats refuse to do this when it come to your very important VOTE!"

Sycophants willfully believing or not caring about the constant lies is "gloomy".

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Trump says Democrats' convention was 'gloomiest' in history

He understated. I could not suffer through the whole thing, but from what I saw it was a cringefest beyond belief.

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Trump and his corrupt buddies will lose in November badly and his business will be bankrupt, again,

in 18 months after he leaves office. All the loony blind supporters of Trump can start a go fund me campaign to bail out Trump, but we have seen that story before with the Build the Wall scam Trump and his cronies ran to take advantage of the MAGA rubes.

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Trump and his corrupt buddies will lose in November badly

Now the way the polls look, probably not. When you're the challenger, you really don't want a close race. better for the incumbent.

and his business will be bankrupt, again,

Doubt it, too many properties.

in 18 months after he leaves office. All the loony blind supporters of Trump can start a go fund me campaign to bail out Trump, but we have seen that story before with the Build the Wall scam Trump and his cronies ran to take advantage of the MAGA rubes.

Yeah, lol, that probably won't happen, but I wonder what will Dems do when Trump wins? Move? Hmm.....

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For him, it probably was... tick, tock - SDNY awaits, your tax returns in hand.

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zurcronium

Trump and his corrupt buddies will lose in November badly and his business will be bankrupt, again,

I am not making predictions. Afaics, this depends entirely on how much the "democrat" side can cheat in the election.

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You know what's really gloomy? 175,000 dead Americans because of a failure of a president.

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Vice President Mike Pence said in an interview Friday that the Republican National Convention next week will focus on what Trump has accomplished, including on the economy and with his coronavirus response.

Don't blink or you'll miss it. It's going to be a very short convention.

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Even numerous right wing commentators praised Biden's speech. For example:

On Fox News, the anchor Chris Wallace said Biden’s was an “enormously effective” speech, adding that Biden “blew a hole” in Donald Trump’s repeated characterization of him as a candidate in decline.

“It seems to me that after tonight Donald Trump is going to have to run against a candidate, not a caricature,” Wallace said. “The Democrats have had a good convention, now it’s the Republicans’ turn.”

Karl Rove said, and others, said similar.

Desperate attempts to paint Biden as old, out of touch, and all the rest don't fly in the face of reality. Sorry Serrano, I wrote a dirty word (reality).

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If you can quote the words to a Rick Astley song, you're even sadder than I thought.

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Chris Wallace, a right wing commentator? Hilarious.

ok good now that Biden has shown he can come out of the basement -And- read a speech someone else wrote....can he stay out of the basement and start answering actual questions about his policies?

so far we have lockdown again and national mask mandate. What else?

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If you can quote the words to a Rick Astley song, you're even sadder than I thought.

I know that song!  "Man, Woman, camera and TV".  Plus I guessed correctly that is a picture of an elephant, and not a turkey as others would have said.  I'm a stable genius!

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You know what's really gloomy? 175,000 dead Americans because of a failure of a president.

And what could Biden do differently?

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Trump asks the question in his speech next week; "Aren't you better off now than four years ago?"

175K Americans to include Herman Cain - nope...

10 million unemployed Americans - nope...

George Floyd - nope...

A Post Office and Goodyear worker - nope....

Clorox, Mr Pillow, and Vladimir Putin - Heck Yes!

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And what could Biden do differently?

What Teump has refused to do: lead. For instance, Biden would likely not tout unsafe cures for COVID that are backed by people that think demon semen and alien DNA affect medical issues; put in place a nationwide mask mandate; and, not constantly contradict the experts.

Oh, and not block economic relief in order to rig an election in his favor by suppressing the vote of the opposition.

You know, the things competent, rational adults would do.

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ok good now that Biden has shown he can come out of the basement -And- read a speech someone else wrote....can he stay out of the basement and start answering actual questions about his policies?

At least Biden can and does read, unlike Trump. You can’t seriously think that Trump writes his own speeches. That’s just silly.

How is Biden’s alleged basement any different than Trump’s bunker?

You honestly think Trump actually answers questions? If so, you clearly haven’t bothered to actually watch any of his pressers or interviews. He either walks away when asked legitimate questions or flails around spewing barely intelligible nonsense. “We are lower than the world.”

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I am not making predictions. Afaics, this depends entirely on how much the "democrat" side can cheat in the election.

Incorrect. It depends entirely on how many people are stupid or willfully ignorant enough to vote for Trump again.

It’s quite rich how rightists think only the Dems would chest to win an election. These are people that have zero issues with Russia meddling in our elections and Trump groveling before our foes.

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> Vice President Mike Pence said in an interview Friday that the Republican National Convention next week will focus on what Trump has accomplished, including on the economy and with his coronavirus response.

The irony is mind boggling.

The good Christian pence announcing his lying, in advance.

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Gloomiest for progressives, absolutely!

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Not a surprise trump found it gloomy, it doom and gloom for him now onwards!!!

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Gloomiest for progressives, absolutely!

Quite. Biden is a centre right candidate, who seeks to maintaim the status quo. But Trump and the other crooks are so far right, I guess he's the better choice. Just.

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Can he start answering actual questions about his policies? 

The debates are coming up. If Trump will shut up for a minute (you can be sure he'll be constantly interrupting) you will hear Biden's policies in more detail.

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Quite. Biden is a centre right candidate,

Biden is nowhere near right or even center. Biden is left, his policies are inherently left to radical far left. There is absolutely nothing that makes Biden even remotely close to being conservative.

who seeks to maintaim the status quo.

The Dems will do that for sure, this is true.

But Trump and the other crooks are so far right, I guess he's the better choice. Just.

Law and order is a thing liberals are allergic to it seems.

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Law and order is a thing liberals are allergic to it seems.

Since trump’s administration has more criminals than any in history, that’s a topic his supporters should stay away from.

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The Dems will do that for sure, this is true.

Are Dems radical leftist progressives or do they want to maintain the status quo? You can’t have it both ways.

Law and order is a thing liberals are allergic to it seems

Yet it’s Trump that keeps pardoning convicted conservatives. It may be easy to gaslight conservatives, but not ya rational adults.

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Klansmen, NRA lunatics and witch doctors seem to be the on the speaker list at the RNC convention.

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10 trump associates Convicted and more on the way.

If all of them turn speakers the RNC convention will not be gloomy at all.

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Klansmen,

Democrats had Linda Sansour, give me a break.

NRA lunatics

Sorry, we love our second amendment and not ashamed to want to uphold it.

and witch doctors seem to be the on the speaker list at the RNC convention.

The DNC had strand dancers, loudmouth Cardi B and the uneducated John Legend, in other words....more Hollywood fools that no one cares about.

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