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In recordings, Trump's sister says he 'has no principles'

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By JONATHAN LEMIRE

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That's not correct. Trump has lots of principles. Its just they are all self-serving, narcissistic ones. Like "Me first, always". Its a principle. Its just an ugly one.

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Maryanne Trump Barry was secretly recorded by her niece

One would think the media and liberals would have problems with someone secretly recording their aunt for FIFTEEN HOURS on multiple occasions speaking about her uncle and leaking it to the media and using it to get paid for a book.

One would also think the media would defer on this story until more than 24 hours after the Presidents dead brother is put in the ground.

Horrible, ugly, terrible people. Mary Trump and the media.

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"His base, I mean my God, if you were a religious person, you want to help people. Not do this," Barry says.

That's my favorite line from Maryanne Trump Barry because it's so spot on ("...if you were a religious person, you want to help people. Not do this."). Trump has the overwhelming support of the so-called Moral Majority in America, but they come across more like the Immoral Majority.

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Blacklabel

Horrible, ugly, terrible people. Mary Trump and the media.

Well, you know the rule. If it is a Trump smear, the media gobbles it up. At this point I just feel sorry for the people who simply about their life and then consume the activist "mainstream" media as "news". Luckily, many are waking up, because it is getting too blatant.

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Blacklabel

One would think people can judge for themselves what kind of person Donald Trump is based on such recordings. You'd prefer to just ignore it? How convenient but how sad. Trump can fool some Republicans all the time, he can fool all Republicans some of the time but he can't fool all the Republicans all the time. Trump can, however, fool all his base all the time. That is a serious problem.

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Yes I will ignore it. this is not something that should be done within a family, secretly taping your Aunt to try to hurt your Uncle, for money?

It just strengthens by support for Trump that liberals think it is appropriate for a family member to secretly tape another family member and then write a story less than 24 hours after a brother is dead.

This doesnt hurt President Trump whatsoever. The negative reaction to how these comments were obtained is more than any actionable reaction to what was said.

Just make Mary Trump look like a sneaky, horrible, financially motivated person and makes Maryanne Trump look worse for saying all these while pretending she likes her brother.

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@Black

One would think the media and liberals would have problems with someone secretly recording their aunt for FIFTEEN HOURS on multiple occasions speaking about her uncle and leaking it to the media and using it to get paid for a book.

One would also think the media would defer on this story until more than 24 hours after the Presidents dead brother is put in the ground.

Horrible, ugly, terrible people. Mary Trump and the media.

Then you would be complaining that there was no evidence.

LOL! trump's sister also said, "You can't trust him!" HAHAHAAA

An intelligent person would believe the well-respected, educated retired Federal Judge Mary Trump that has known trump his whole life than the average trump supporter who gets conned by career criminals like the president and Steve Bannon!

It wasn't the only thing that she said:

The 8 most sensational quotes from secret recordings of Trump's sister

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/08/22/wapo-trumps-sister-said-he-has-no-morals-people-cant-trust-him-400224

She also said, "He doesn't read." Sound familiar?

@stormcrow

That's my favorite line from Maryanne Trump Barry because it's so spot on ("...if you were a religious person, you want to help people. Not do this."). Trump has the overwhelming support of the so-called Moral Majority in America, but they come across more like the Immoral Majority.

They are called hypocrites where I am from!

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One would think the media and liberals would have problems with someone secretly recording their aunt for FIFTEEN HOURS on multiple occasions speaking about her uncle and leaking it to the media and using it to get paid for a book.

One would think those on the right would have problems with their leader being a lying, corrupt, incompetent slimebag too, but there you go.

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So many conservative victims that it’s hard to keep count. Hilarious!

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I just feel sorry for the people who simply about their life and then consume the activist "mainstream" media as "news".

Please post links to what we should be reading.

Thanks in advance.

@Blacklabel

Oh, play the world’s smallest violin. Politics and the media is a dirty game and Trump plays it dirtier than anyone. He insults women’s faces, insults the wives of his opponents, insults soldiers captured in war...

It’s part of what his supporters like about him.

Live by the sword..

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so it was another person named Joe Shapiro.

Not the person named Joe Shapiro that Donald Trump actually knows, huh? but another person with the same exact name who no one has every been able to identify or find. how convenient.

Mary Trump was claiming it was the Joe Shapiro who went to Penn with Donald Trump. Until she found out the guy was dead, his wife said it never happened and the timeline didnt match. Then its another "Joe Shapiro".

Anything to get Trump, Dems are desperate.

"I even remember the name. That person was Joe Shapiro," Barry adds.

Mary has, however, said in her book that it was not Joe Shapiro that went to Penn with Donald Trump.

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It just strengthens by support for Trump that liberals think it is appropriate for a family member to secretly tape another family member and then write a story less than 24 hours after a brother is dead.

Why do you think liberals think this is okay?

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Well, you know the rule. If it is a Trump smear, the media gobbles it up.

Yet we don’t hear a peep on the most mainstream of the mainstream media: Fox.

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One would think the media and liberals would have problems with someone secretly recording their aunt for FIFTEEN HOURS on multiple occasions speaking about her uncle and leaking it to the media and using it to get paid for a book.

One would think that Evangelicals and so-called religious conservatives would have problems with someone who had a fling with a porn star while his third-wife was home with their 10 month old son....

One would also think the media would defer on this story until more than 24 hours after the Presidents dead brother is put in the ground.

Didn't stop Trump with his fictitious attacks on Twitter, within 24 hours of his brother being buried....

Horrible, ugly, terrible people.

Indeed, that's what his sister is saying about Donald...and his supporters....

So Donald paid someone to take his SATs....that helps explains "Yo Semite" and "Colorado is on our southern border"....

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Anything to get Trump, Dems are desperate

There is nothing more Dems can do to make Trump look like an idiot and a failure than he has done himself already. Cheating on his taxes, raping women, letting 175k Americans die so he could try and keep the economy from taking, the economy tanking, surrounding himself with criminals most of whom are in jail now or will be, USA now a joke internationally and seen as a total failure, bankrupting the US Fed budget running up massive debt during the Obama economic boom, putting millions of people out of work, accelerating climate change, and on and on and on.

That his family is turning on him seems natural, like everyone else with a lick of sense they hate him. Only the MAGA rubes who gave money to the save the wall fund still like Trump.

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You do have to feel for Trump’s sister. She sounds like an intelligent, morally functional person who has to watch her brother’s furious assaults on decency and honesty in front of the world

I have a morally normal brother and sister and my loyalty to them and love of them has never been put to a test. This makes me consider how I would react if one of them was like Donald Trump.

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the media gobbles it up

On this site just a few days ago one of the rightwing faithful claimed Breitbart was an alternative to following something they called 'the media'. So when Breitbart reports what Trump's sister says are they now part of 'the media'? But then given the meaning of the word 'media' most reasonable people already knew they were. I'm curious what Qanon and Ramtha might say about this. Qanon, after all, is part of 'the media'.

https://www.breitbart.com/news/in-recordings-trumps-sister-says-he-has-no-principles/

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Just make Mary Trump look like a sneaky, horrible, financially motivated person and makes Maryanne Trump look worse for saying all these while pretending she likes her brother.

Doesn't say much for any Trump then, does it. Everything I've read about daddy Trump says he was a nasty human. Something about the genes?

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Its garbage. Secretly recording a relative for hours on end, asking leading questions - anybody could get trash on anybody. Mother Theresa wouldnt escape unscathed. This kind of thing is just trash. As for Mary - shes the one with no principles. And she betrayed her aunts confidence!

Any decent person can see that.

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I don't know about everybody else, but I can't live like this for another 4 years. We need to get this terrible person out of the White House. Vote safely but vote.

Trump has no awareness of how narrow his own world is and how differently even his own family members live.

We have it from Trump’s own sister that he’s a rotten, unprincipled person. This isn’t news to many of us, but it’s good to have it confirmed even by people who know him intimately. I bet Joe Biden’s family doesn’t talk about HIM like that in private.

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Any decent person can see that.

Define a decent person. Then compare that definition with trump. Go on, try it.

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Our country will soon be stronger than ever before.”

Trump promised that four years ago, but he hasn't that. Add that to the long list of lies he has compiled. By the time he leaves office, you could publish a thick book on the amount of lies that he has generated.

At least his followers still have a reason to keep wearing their four-year old MAGA hats. Maybe it was Trump's strategy to bring America to its lowest point, so that it has nowhere to go but up. If I had a dime for every Trump lie and Trump self praise, I would be pretty rich.

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This set-up stinks, although this tape does have the merit of existing rather than the sex tape Trump told his supporters to watch after a cat fight with a beauty queen on Twitter. If I’d Tweeted that, I’m not sure how my brother and sister would have reacted. My elder brother may have given me a hiding which I would have deserved.

It’s not serious to defend Trump the man. He is an appalling human being, and his elder sister would know that better than anyone here.

Goi g back to my post, I do have a bit of the old idea of defending your family whether they are right or wrong, but what if your brother was as appalling a character as Trump?

I hope I’m never tested in this way. Even worse, I hope never to test my brother and sister in this way.

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Donald is cruel

I'm not sure he is cruel, but I do know that he is unfocused, as evidenced by him asking "Does hurricanes always spin in this direction?" when briefed on an impending hurricane back in 2018, and the need to warn Americans near the coast to evacuate.

He can also be petty, as the numerous times he claims he doesn't know someone, when asked about them, after they had disparaged him or disagreed with them, even though they had once been employed by him.

He can also be egotistical and known to put his own political agenda ahead of the lives of Americans, as evidenced by him wanting to know how many counties he won in the past election, rather than focus on the threat by the Russians on the American elections.

That to me is the biggest danger, because if it comes down to a choice between further building his popularity or saving American lives, he would choose the former. An unfocused, petty, and egotistical person should not be president for another four years.

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Gees, this is funny. I mean, it's not like everyone doesn't know what a horrible person Trump is already. This is piling on, having recorded proof. Give him and his sad supporters a life line. Quit it already, my sides are busting and cramped from laughing so hard at the truthful portrayal of him having no principles.

It gets even more hysterical when I read people upset with the media or 'liberals' when the real Trump is constantly exposed, and they just can't stand seeing him wronged, blind to their own narratives of what a wonderful guy he is. Twisted, false and obviously completely wrong, but on they go, merrily screaming for their demagogue. How cultish can you get???

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I guess his sister won't be one of the speakers at next week's RNC. Fear not, half the key speakers will be his other relatives!!!!!!!!!!!!! I kid you not!!!!!!!!

https://twitter.com/PhilArballo2020/status/1297311022957465600

Maybe Barron can be the warm-up act! When half the Republican party turns up at the DNC to be guest speakers, there aren't that many left who you can pick for the RNC, except for either some desperate minions like Nimrata Randhawa Haley (who you know is just working toward being POTUS one day, my god), or sons and daughters. I just hope Mrs Trump's speech isn't going to be a carbon copy of you-know-who's speech last week.

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I'm not sure he is cruel,

For sure he's cruel. He's just such a coward, it's hard for him to show it. He has someone else do his cruelty deeds while he hides in a bunker, sheltered from what he does, so he can believe to himself he did nothing wrong.

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Sad turnout from the republiklan for this one.To hard to defend fearless leader.

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Who would believe an experienced clinical psychologist with intimate knowledge of her (patient)?

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So, we have independent verification from someone else who's known him her entire life. I'm sensing a pattern...

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