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Hey what happened to the supposed “Republican” James Comey? Then he was “nonpartisan”, but the true colors are coming out now.

How is Trump “struggling” to fill the Chief of Staff because one guy decided his family is more important? The current guy hasn’t even finished yet. A “struggle” would be when the job been empty for weeks and no one wants it. Not the case.

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Actually almost half.

who still make up almost a third of the electorate --

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Hmm. Funny how "a simple transaction" was delayed for years until it coincided with Trump's campain. Well, these things happen. But "Lawyer's liability if he made a mistake, not me" - well, that's just Trump letting another man go to jail for his mistakes. Nothing to see here: he acts in such a way frequently.

And what was that about Trump's inability to fill a key post?

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Trump said the opposition Democrats had taken "a simple transaction" and proceeded to "wrongly call it a campaign contribution."

That reminds me of an old Steve Martin skit:

Let's say you're on trial for armed robbery. You say to the judge, "I forgot armed robbery was illegal." Let's suppose he says back to you, "You have committed a foul crime. You have stolen hundreds and thousands of dollars from people at random, and you say, 'I forgot'?" Two simple words: "Excuuuuuse me!!" 

Except Trump's not funny and would never apologize for any of his evergrowing list of wrongdoings - and crimes.

"Lawyer's liability if he made a mistake, not me," the president added,

As usual, the 'otherguy did it' defense. Unlike HST, the buck only stops in his bank account.

He's incapable of taking responsibilities for any of the wrongdoings - and crimes - he's committed throughout his life.

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It's amazing how many individuals could have lived their entire existence with their reputations intact had they chosen not to grovel at the feet of the sociopath residing in the White House.

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Changed the topic already. How exactly Trump “struggling” to fill a key position that isn’t even available yet (someone is in it)

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"Nobody wants to be Trump's chief of staff," the Democratic Party said in a statement. "And why would they? Trump has turned the White House's top job into 'a laughing stock,' and his entire presidency has been defined by chaos."

Ouch.

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Changed the topic already. How exactly Trump “struggling” to fill a key position that isn’t even available yet (someone is in it)

If you know a position is going to become vacant, you do your best to find someone to fill it before that happens. If you don't, or if you can't, then the position will be empty and in need of someone. That's generally how employment works and yes it would be called a struggle. I don't know if Trump has anyone else in mind but people aren't exactly screaming at him "pick me"

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"Nobody wants to be Trump's chief of staff," the Democratic Party said in a statement. "And why would they?

To be accused by the Democrats want to accuse you of, to go after you, your family, follow you and your family to restaurants, go to your homes, verbally undermine and attack your actions or credibility.

Trump has turned the White House's top job into 'a laughing stock,' and his entire presidency has been defined by chaos."

I wouldn’t say that, but I would say, the Democrats are fools if they think the GOP Senate will pass any of their radical policies. Two can play that game.

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Hard to fill - I find that difficult to believe...I mean who wouldn't want to work for an idiot", someone who "doesn't read", presides over "Crazytown", is a "threat to our republic", and "has the understanding of a fifth grader"......

What better words of support can you get from those that directly work for him....

And you get such great words of thanks when you leave; you get called "dumb as a box of rocks", "a dog", a liar"...

The line must be miles long....

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"Nobody wants to be Trump's chief of staff," the Democratic Party said in a statement. "And why would they?

@bas4 To be accused by the Democrats want to accuse you of, to go after you, your family, follow you and your family to restaurants, go to your homes, verbally undermine and attack your actions or credibility.

By using the old Soviet era 'otherguys are worse' defense, you're indicating you can't defend Trump. Which is understandable.

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Changed the topic already. How exactly Trump “struggling” to fill a key position that isn’t even available yet (someone is in it)

People should be jumping at the chance for what once was a prestigious position. When nobody is doing that for the president, the president is struggling.

Funny to hear you whine about anyone changing the subject.

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It's amazing how many individuals could have lived their entire existence with their reputations intact had they chosen not to grovel at the feet of the sociopath residing in the White House.

Goes to show you the persuasive antagonistic gutter snipe powers the Democrats and their msm sidekicks have to harass and intimidate anyone who dares get near this White House. So yes, it does make it harder for someone to want to work in this WH.

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Goes to show you the persuasive antagonistic gutter snipe powers the Democrats and their msm sidekicks have to harass and intimidate anyone who dares get near this White House. So yes, it does make it harder for someone to want to work in this WH.

Dang straight....who wouldn't want to work for such a paragon - just look at how his staff describes the man....

Tillertson:  "a fuc&*$ moron...."idiot"...

Mattis:  "has the understanding of a fifth grader"...

Kelly:  "Idiot"...

Preibus:  "Idiot"...

Manuchin:  "Idiot"...

McMaster:  "Idiot"..."Dope"....

They certainly are consistent....

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/09/04/trumps-insults-idiot-woodward-806455

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All Democrats do this?

The top ranking Democrats do.

Once again you're contrasting one person (Donald Trump) against an entire political affiliation that you're stereotyping to your liking.

No, I’m not, really not.

Try a little intellectual honesty.

I always do, don’t worry.

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Goes to show you the persuasive antagonistic gutter snipe powers the Democrats and their msm sidekicks have to harass and intimidate anyone who dares get near this White House. So yes, it does make it harder for someone to want to work in this WH

It's easier to blame the democrats and media for Trump's total incompetence than to accept reality.

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The top ranking Democrats do.

Any time you are called out for lumping a huge group of people together to denigrate them, you shift to the "upper echelons" or "top ranking." Totally devoid of substance.

I always do, don’t worry.

This isn't even debatable. Your posts literally speak for themselves.

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It's easier to blame the democrats and media for Trump's total incompetence than to accept reality.

Actually to be more specific, in my years on this planet I’m trying to think of a time when Democrats took responsibility for anything....huh...can’t think of any...

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@bass4funk

Ayers is going on to work for trumps re-election campaign, so obviously he is not worried about his reputation with democrats...I mean come on, a lot of people that were involved in trump getting elected have been indicted and now being sentenced. So I don't think you can make the claim that he is worried about being frisked by liberals.

He does seem to be uninterested in working at a very high ranking position directly with the president that surely pays well and comes with all the benefits of such a career, one that his family would surely benefit from as well. Because who would want to work next to Trump for much longer with all the spontaneous behavior and irresponsible actions he continues to make over and over again.

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You seem to think about ‘what about the dems?’ every single time Trump is criticized. 

They are the ones that seemed obsesssivly irked by this President, go figure.

I supoose it helps to avoid the issue.

So why then do liberals weave and dodge them?

Ayers is going on to work for trumps re-election campaign, so obviously he is not worried about his reputation with democrats...I mean come on, a lot of people that were involved in trump getting elected have been indicted and now being sentenced.

Yes, Manafort and Papadopoulos are a serious danger to humanity, lock the doors, the safety of the nation depends on it.

So I don't think you can make the claim that he is worried about being frisked by liberals.

I’m not.

He does seem to be uninterested in working at a very high ranking position directly with the president that surely pays well and comes with all the benefits of such a career, one that his family would surely benefit from as well.

We don’t know that, neither your nor can can definitively make any accusations.

Because who would want to work next to Trump for much longer with all the spontaneous behavior and irresponsible actions he continues to make over and over again.

Again, you can’t make that assertion, if you do it is your personal opinion.

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@bass4funk

How can we NOT know that he is uninterested in the position when he turned it down?

Trumps behavior is spontaneous, and occasionally irresponsible. This is not an opinion. It's an assertion based on 2 years of politics and a lifetime of business. I could have said "wild and rambunctious", but I felt spontaneous and irresponsible was the more accurate choice of wording.

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want to accuse you of, to go after you, your family, follow you and your family to restaurants, go to your homes, verbally undermine and attack your actions or credibility.

--All Democrats do this?

The top ranking Democrats do.

Names please. I know of no top ranking Democrats who follow their political enemies and their families to restaurants or their homes. Get real. And stop deflecting.

Actually to be more specific, in my years on this planet I’m trying to think of a time when Democrats took responsibility for anything....huh...can’t think of any...

That's your problem that you can't think of any. Seriously.

You voted for an amoral, corrupt, and incompetent person to be president. And now you can't face that fact. Pretty sad, really.

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Trump did it to himself. He's just not presidential material.

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Trump did it to himself. He's just not presidential material.

This has been known since at least the late 70s.

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How can we NOT know that he is uninterested in the position when he turned it down?

Either way, we don’t know, now that won’t stop liberals from speculating, but as of now we don’t know what this man is thinking or the reasons for him not wanting to take the position, if we could see exactly what a person would be thinking, then the age of mutants is really upon us.

 

Trumps behavior is spontaneous, and occasionally irresponsible. This is not an opinion. It's an assertion based on 2 years of politics and a lifetime of business. I could have said "wild and rambunctious", but I felt spontaneous and irresponsible was the more accurate choice of wording.

At certain times, I wouldn’t argue with that.

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Either way, we don’t know, now that won’t stop liberals from speculating, but as of now we don’t know what this man is thinking or the reasons for him not wanting to take the position, if we could see exactly what a person would be thinking, then the age of mutants is really upon us.

Yet, somehow you always know what liberals are thinking. Got it.

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Embattled Trump struggles to fill key White House post

Does it help to soothe TDS, to mull over such a blatant untruth?

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bass4funk: "Goes to show you the persuasive antagonistic gutter snipe powers the Democrats and their msm sidekicks have to harass and intimidate anyone who dares get near this White House."

hahahah! THIS, from a TRUMP SUPPORTER! Classic. bass and others are so utterly desperate they're taking the sandbox retorts to new levels and actually just swiping Trump's name for "Dems" every chance they can. But hey, when they are so many "smocking" guns against them and they're leader is jail-bound in the near future, well, I guess it's a lot like Plato's Cave -- show them the truth and rather than accept it they go ballistic.

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bass4funk: "Again, you can’t make that assertion, if you do it is your personal opinion."

Actually, it's fact -- and hence no one will accept Trump's positions aside from corrupt, white nationalists.

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Word has it that Trump is considering Mark Meadows, (R, NC) - leader of the House Freedom Caucus. He'd be a great choice as everyone hates him, even his fellow Repubs. Make America Grotesque Again; talk about a toxic working environment.

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People like Waters, Holder, Booker, Clinton these geniuses have been and inciting And pushing people to go out to follow people to their homes

Unless you can provide cites to real examples of these people doing this, your assertion has no credibility. You know, how we can provide specific examples of Trump inciting and condoning violence as well as being racist.

You guys go on about Trump and complain that words matter and have consequences, so then the same holds true when liberals open their mouths.

And you cheer on Trump when he is repugnant, so have no leg upon which to stand and bitch about anyone else being uncivil. These are just people that aren't afraid to punch back.

Like the fact that you guys need to find a suitable candidate for 2024 if that candidate exists at al....

Always with the irrelevant retortS.

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You will hate in advance anyone he picks, so he is fine to pick whoever he wants. No pressure at all.

LIberals will say "not HIM.....!!!!" then go Google search to see to manufacture why they dont like the person.

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@blacklabel

Nobody cares who he picks, nobody was hating on ayers, or kelly, in this thread. There should be a lot of pressure on picking someone for this position though...You clearly don't care about the government or the country.

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The problem for Trump is that he already picked 'the best', then got rid of most of them, while badmouthing them on the way out, not at all showing any of the loyalty he whines about when people don't do what he said.

Now he wants other people to take the jobs, but why would they? They know they will be fired and badmouthed in a few months. Taking the job would only be a black mark on their employment. Better to say no.

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Blacklabel: "You will hate in advance anyone he picks, so he is fine to pick whoever he wants. No pressure at all."

Meant to add, the hypocrisy of your comment is that you'll automatically LOVE them simply because they are chosen -- same way you support a pardon for criminals simply because they refuse to testify before Mueller, ignoring their crimes completely -- then you'll hate them when they refuse, simply because they refused.

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Unless you can provide cites

I did more than a dozen times.

And you cheer on Trump when he is repugnant,

So I should cheer on repugnant Democrats? I don’t think so....

They can punch back, funny how Trump can do it by himself and the Democrats have to gang up to do it....interesting.

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I personally hope he chooses Mike Flynn.

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"Like the fact that you guys need to find a suitable candidate for 2024 if that candidate exists at al...."

@bass4funk It looks like you are a little confused or not very familiar with the calendar.

The next election will be (latest!!) in 2020, but maybe that's fake facts, eh news, I mean?

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@bass4funk It looks like you are a little confused or not very familiar with the calendar.

The next election will be (latest!!) in 2020,

No, I’m very good at math, I meant exactly what I said, “2024”

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You will hate in advance anyone he picks, so he is fine to pick whoever he wants. No pressure at all.

Nope, I've been very complimentary of Gen Kelly - one of the few adults in the kindergarten...

LIberals will say "not HIM.....!!!!" then go Google search to see to manufacture why they dont like the person.

Just like a Trumper - "him" - notice no "her"...

I did more than a dozen times.

I haven't seen one...

And you cheer on Trump when he is repugnant,

So I should cheer on repugnant Democrats? I don’t think so....

We should cheer on those that support democracy, not those in collusion with and supported by Russia...

They can punch back, funny how Trump can do it by himself and the Democrats have to gang up to do it....interesting.

He's a draft-dodging coward...

personally hope he chooses Mike Flynn.

Of course you would - the more admitted felons the better, right? Let's bring back Manafort, Gates and Papadapolous too... They can hold cabinet meetings at Leavenworth. Sorry Omorossa, you haven't been convicted yet...

And you do know Flynn met with Mueller 19 times and provided "significant cooperation" in Mueller's "core investigation"...which is collusion.

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Seems nobody is keen to work for the Orange...

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I haven't seen one...

Then you didn’t look, I did my part.

We should cheer on those that support democracy, not those in collusion with and supported by Russia...

“If that is the case then we can’t trust the Democrats either especially when it involves the Russians.

He's a draft-dodging coward...

He wouldn’t be the first president to do so.

And you do know Flynn met with Mueller 19 times and provided "significant cooperation" in Mueller's "core investigation"...which is collusion.

Which is not necessarily a crime, a crime where you can maybe indicted the President, but as loose and as it, the Senate might not even hold hearings, then what?

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Then you didn’t look, I did my part.

Nah, it only exists in the right-wing deep-state fake-news MSM bubble. Doesn't exist in the real world.

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So I should cheer on repugnant Democrats?

Default answer.

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Then you didn’t look, I did my part.

Nope, didn't see it...

We should cheer on those that support democracy, not those in collusion with and supported by Russia...

“If that is the case then we can’t trust the Democrats either especially when it involves the Russians.

It's now up to 16 Trump campaign officials that met with Russians - and that's just what has been released.

He's a draft-dodging coward...

He wouldn’t be the first president to do so.

And none of them. Trump or the others, should be called Commander in Chief, and be President - agree?

And you do know Flynn met with Mueller 19 times and provided "significant cooperation" in Mueller's "core investigation"...which is collusion.

Which is not necessarily a crime, a crime where you can maybe indicted the President, but as loose and as it, the Senate might not even hold hearings, then what?

It's treason...and the Republicans in the Senate won't stand for it... And that's not counting the two conspiracy felonies and whatever financial crimes that comes out of the Trump Foundation investigation...

Trump is in a downward spiral similar to Nixon - with a much worse ending... I don't see Pence pardoning him like Ford did Nixon...

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 I did more than a dozen times.

Oh, back to that, are you.

Epic fail.

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Nope, didn't see it...

Then you really didn’t look.

It's now up to 16 Trump campaign officials that met with Russians - and that's just what has been released. 

Ok and?

And none of them. Trump or the others, should be called Commander in Chief, and be President - agree?

ROFL!

It's treason...and the Republicans in the Senate won't stand for it...

As the desert has sand and the tide rolls in and the sun rises, the President won’t be removed for office, it just won’t happen. I worry about you guys, you’re setting yourselves up for a big let down, but to be fair, once he leaves office and that is, if he is indeed indicted, anything is possible, although, I doubt that he will go to prison.

And that's not counting the two conspiracy felonies and whatever financial crimes that comes out of the Trump Foundation investigation...

Well you won’t be able to indict a sitting president anyway on that, even for the Senate to file charges in an indictment would be a joke.

Trump is in a downward spiral similar to Nixon -

Not even remotely close. Hey, if the Clinton’s didn’t see a prison cell, Trump won’t get anywhere near one. Let’s say for arguments sake, and hypothetically speaking if he were to get impeached and removed from office, Pence would be much more of a true religious conservative and would still continue the Trump agenda, so the Democrats really wouldn’t have achieved anything, I’m fact, there hellish nightmare would be just starting. I...2...Pence is coming for you....

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"Embattled Trump"

Pffft, he ain't goin' anywhere.

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The Titanic has hit the iceberg, the ship is sinking, and the captain is trying to hire a new first mate.

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Then you really didn’t look.

Then you really didn't post...

It's now up to 16 Trump campaign officials that met with Russians - and that's just what has been released. 

Ok and?

Trump just confessed to colluding with Putin and taking millions in oligarch bribes! Bass: Ok, and?

And none of them. Trump or the others, should be called Commander in Chief, and be President - agree?

ROFL!

Another Bass dodge. An appropriate reply would be Yes or No - too hard to answer?

It's treason...and the Republicans in the Senate won't stand for it...

As the desert has sand and the tide rolls in and the sun rises, the President won’t be removed for office, it just won’t happen. I worry about you guys, you’re setting yourselves up for a big let down, but to be fair, once he leaves office and that is, if he is indeed indicted, anything is possible, although, I doubt that he will go to prison.

The first part of your sentence are scientific facts. The remainder is the desperate pleas and outright denial of Trump cultists who can't fathom their Dear Leader being impeached for colluding with Russia, then being sent to jail for conspiracy, obstruction, and all manner of financial crimes...

And that's not counting the two conspiracy felonies and whatever financial crimes that comes out of the Trump Foundation investigation...

Well you won’t be able to indict a sitting president anyway on that, even for the Senate to file charges in an indictment would be a joke.

I'm laughing...

Trump is in a downward spiral similar to Nixon -

Not even remotely close. Hey, if the Clinton’s didn’t see a prison cell, Trump won’t get anywhere near one. Let’s say for arguments sake, and hypothetically speaking if he were to get impeached and removed from office, Pence would be much more of a true religious conservative and would still continue the Trump agenda, so the Democrats really wouldn’t have achieved anything, I’m fact, there hellish nightmare would be just starting. I...2...Pence is coming for you....

The stench of Nixon is overwhelming - you see it everywhere; loyalists turning on Trump, no one wanting anything to do with the White House, everyone lawyering up...and most of all the desperation and denial...

"Embattled Trump"

Pffft, he ain't goin' anywhere.

Just to Mar-a Lockup...

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And here's an excellent example of the world is not all black and white - and your assumption that just because Republicans have the majority in the Senate means they'll all vote to oppose impeachment is a fairy tale....

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/12/10/supreme-court-planned-parenthood-defunding-case-845056

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This is not the only vacancy - Trump has still not got round to filling a lot of positions in his administration. He lacks the attention span to consider such trivial matters.

Of course he will fill the chief of staff position eventually, but finding someone who is both capable and wants to be permanently tarnished by a soiled president may be a big ask. A talented 36 year old would do well to stay away and think of the future.

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Then you really didn't post...

Not from the conservative sites, but the liberal ones though.

Trump just confessed to colluding with Putin and taking millions in oligarch bribes!

What? ROFL!

Another Bass dodge.

I don’t dodge, never did and ner would, you guys just don’t like the answer. I feel ya.

The first part of your sentence are scientific facts.

Thank you, sir.

The remainder is the desperate pleas and outright denial of Trump cultists who can't fathom their Dear Leader being impeached for colluding with Russia, then being sent to jail for conspiracy, obstruction, and all manner of financial crimes...

Maybe once he’s out of office, the Dems can try, good luck with that. That would be too funny. But I know these people just can’t help themselves, they always have to overreach.

loyalists turning on Trump,

Not really...

https://www.newsweek.com/trump-approval-rating-support-kavanaugh-1129408

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-advisers-new-book-blames-embedded-enemies-of-undermining-presidency_us_5bf9fc09e4b0771fb6b96043

no one wanting anything to do with the White House, everyone lawyering up...and most of all the desperation and denial...

Give it time, just been a few days.

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I wouldn’t say that, but I would say, the Democrats are fools if they think the GOP Senate will pass any of their radical policies. Two can play that game.

Rpublicans are idiots to think any of Trump's BS signature policies will make it past the house on the way to the senate, yes two can play at that game for sure.

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Rpublicans are idiots to think any of Trump's BS signature policies will make it past the house on the way to the senate, yes two can play at that game for sure.

Probably and the same will be the opposite for the Democrats. If they think they can get any radical socialist legislation through to be signed by the Senate, good luck. Looks like we will have 2 years of gridlock.

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Looks like we will have 2 years of gridlock.

Good. Better than letting Trump actually get his laws passed. The guy is owned by Russia, it's against the national interest to let him pass any laws, his motivations are not in the best interests of America.

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