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Obama says Trump failed to take pandemic, presidency seriously

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Dems resorting to personal attacks as usual.

They're lowering the bar for the whole country and debasing the level of discourse and dialog.

No wonder the system is broken.

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“The president wants to get credit for the economy he inherited and zero blame for the pandemic he ignored,”

BINGO!!! President Obama once again 'hit it out of the park' LOL

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Trump and the Repubs who enabled his lunacy broke the system in just under 4 years. Vote him out and MAGA. Doubt we'll see another Repub admin for a decade after this fiasco. And I say this as a Repub.

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I love the ugliness!!!

In Shakespearean times, theatre of the absurd

But admit it, commentators herein, it's fun to watch.

Vote. Once. Don't lie, just do it.

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When you resort to scathing, personal insults that means you have no argument. Sadly, Obama has nothing much to say to convince me to vote for Biden, much less so does Biden have anything to convince me to vote for Biden. I voted for Obama twice, so it’s not personal. I just don’t hear anything rejuvenating from the Biden camp.

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Obama’s opinion means little!

MAGA!!!

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When you resort to scathing, personal insults that means you have no argument.

Something Trump has been doing for the last 4 years, and it’s only overshadowed by his lies!

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Obama sure knows how to turn trump’s screws.

Counting down to a Twitter rant...

ROFL.

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He’s thick-skinned, I’m sure he can take it. Oh wait...

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“Did no one come to his birthday party as a kid? Was he traumatized?”

Cant stop laughing at this.

No wonder he tries to buy love!!!

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Mr. NoidallToday  07:37 am JST

I just don’t hear anything rejuvenating from the Biden camp.

Like...listen to the Doctors Or wear a mask? I hope you don't have to end up in an ICU before realizing that it's rejuvenating.

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Trump always makes it personal and insulting.

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The sheer hypocrisy of people posting on here about personal insults being a Democrat thing, as though Trump hasn't based his entire career from Presidential candidate to soon-to-be-ousted President on insulting everyone who says or does anything even remotely against him or his interests.

About time he got some of his own medicine, and that goes for Trump supporters too.

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“‘Holy mackerel,’ Biden added, making the sign of the Cross. ‘This also is a guy, you may recall, the stable genius, said the problem with the Revolutionary War was we didn’t have enough airports. He talks about mental acuity? Whoa.’”

And the trump roast is complete,ROFL.

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Who cares what Obama has to say.

Trump-Pence 2020 LANDSLIDE!

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So funny watching Trump supporters cry foul over his favorite tactic being used against him.

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Great speech by Obama!

Compare this to what Donald is uttering all the time.

Looking at Trump, even with a president to be Biden it definitely can only get better!

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Who cares what Obama has to say.

Trump-Pence 2020 LANDSLIDE!

You’ve spent a loooong time caring about what Obama has to say so don’t pretend it doesn’t still touch a nerve.

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Mr. NoidallToday  07:37 am JST

When you resort to scathing, personal insults that means you have no argument.

Who was it that coined the terms "Sleepy Joe" and "Crooked Hillary," and gets a kick out of referring to Elizabeth Warren as "Pochahontas"?

SerranoToday  08:37 am JST

Trump-Pence 2020 LANDSLIDE!

Repeated that enough times that you believe it yourself yet?

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Great speech by Obama!

That’s the problem. The opening act is better than the main event.

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Burning BushToday  06:42 am JST

No wonder the system is broken.

It's not, though - it does exactly what "conservatives" want it to. Thanks to the way the Electoral College works, jerrymandering and the over-representation of small States in Presidential and Senate elections, the majority of moderate or liberal Americans who want a government made up of people like them who work for them have less of a say than people who vote for rich old white men whose idea of capitalism is running the country for the benefit of "wealth creators," i.e. other rich old white men just like them.

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Trump-Pence 2020 LANDSLIDE!

Landslide won't be necessary since Trump will never leave even if he loses. And the Oathkeepers, 3%ers, proud boys, and other white supremacist militias will guard the WH and make sure Trump stays in office. Trump will be calling on his people since if he leaves office the USA will go the way of Venezuela. Trump people must protect the USA from socialism

Proud Boys stand by

(Trump)

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Obama is an expert at getting under Trump’s tissue-thin orange skin.

Trump is a sociopath. he’s a liar. he’s uneducated and unintelligent. he’s a classic bully, and like all bullies, he’s a coward (Side note: I believe that had Jeb just slapped him, actually slapped him across the face at the debates, The spell would have been lifted and Trump wouldn’t be president now. That’s the measure of his cowardice.)

Trump is an objective failure at business. The man lost money on a casino. How does that happen? It’s like losing money on a Dairy Queen in Texas - It’s theoretically possible, but it never happens until Trump got involved.

And we won’t even get into the breadth and depth of his criminality.

Trumpism is a cult. It’s the last howl of the middle-age uneducated white male.

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BINGO!!! President Obama once again 'hit it out of the park' LOL

With the biggest lie, Trump brought us out of one of the slowest and sluggish recoveries In terms of the average pace of GDP growth, The U.S. economy only grew 2% a year since it the floor caved out around June 2009. Way, way below the typical economic growth and the Democrats were ok with a 2% GDP growth that were predominantly part time and paper hat jobs.

But yeah, Obama wants to talk as he usually does, let him...yaaawn, he’s funny though.

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sad personal attacks.

all Dems have left.

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With the biggest lie, Trump brought us out of one of the slowest and sluggish recoveries In terms of the average pace of GDP growth, The U.S. economy only grew 2% a year since it the floor caved out around June 2009. Way, way below the typical economic growth and the Democrats were ok with a 2% GDP growth that were predominantly part time and paper hat jobs.

More from Mars. Bush II and his Repub Wall Street cronies crashed the economy in 2008 - Obama built it up with an annual GDP for 2015 of 3.1% - . Trump's failed COVID response has crashed the economy to its lowest since the Great Depression. And his annual GDP from 2017 - 19 - just a measly 2.3% - and that doesn't include the smoking hole that will be 2020....

https://www.bea.gov/sites/default/files/2020-10/gdp3q20_adv.pdf

The Trump economy, just like his Presidency, has been an utter disaster....except for the Top 1%, who have gained billions from his tax cuts which has taken our deficit to the highest in history...

But this nightmare will be over on Nov 4th...

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Black,

Thats actually an lol statement. From the supporter of the guy who lied, demeaned and insulted his entire administration. Now you complain about factual attacks.

Maybe you need a safe space?

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I don't see the Democrats saying what they'd have done differently though? Don't forget that 2,000,000 deaths were predicted too but only 10%(!) of that has happened so he actually did better than I expected to be honest

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Trump people STILL get upset when I bring up that Trump promotes injecting Mr Clean for COVID 19 treatment (and it's true - he does promote this). They also USED TO get upset and mock my comments when I said that Trump will never leave the WH even if he loses. But recently when I post that he will refuse to leave the WH even if he loses they are quiet about it because they know and are happy that it's true. And the proud boys and other white supremacists and Bundies will fight in a civil war for Trump to fight against socialism

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More from Mars. Bush II and his Repub Wall Street cronies crashed the economy in 2008 - Obama built it up with an annual GDP for 2015 of 3.1% - .

So under 4% which according to financial experts is a sluggish economy. Obama was the first President that didn’t have a consistent 4% GDP

Trump's failed COVID response has crashed the economy to its lowest since the Great Depression.

The economy was crashed by the lockdown and subsequent idea that Democrats would continue the lockdown knowing it would hurt the President in the long term, genius strategy to ensure maximum pain for the average American and in particular blue states to keep them locked down until after the election.

And his annual GDP from 2017 - 19 - just a measly 2.3% 

Lol, hardly

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/12/trump-economys-sustained-growth-pace-unlike-anything-seen-in-13-years.html

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So under 4% which according to financial experts is a sluggish economy. Obama was the first President that didn’t have a consistent 4% GDP

Who cares because under TrumpCare more people were going bankrupt. Also national debt was at record highs and this was before the pandemic. China is even back to normal compared to the USA and Japan is not in such disarray which shows the low standard of leadership of Trump on a worldwide standard

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Obama never refused to leave office like Trump will if he loses the general election.

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*More from Mars. Bush II and his Repub Wall Street cronies crashed the economy in 2008 - Obama built it up with an annual GDP for 2015 of 3.1% - .*

So under 4% which according to financial experts is a sluggish economy. Obama was the first President that didn’t have a consistent 4% GDP

That was funny - go back and check 1989-1992 during Repub Bush I....2.2%

Trump's failed COVID response has crashed the economy to its lowest since the Great Depression.

The economy was crashed by the lockdown and subsequent idea that Democrats would continue the lockdown knowing it would hurt the President in the long term, genius strategy to ensure maximum pain for the average American and in particular blue states to keep them locked down until after the election.

Sure, and 5G networks cause COVID....

And his annual GDP from 2017 - 19 - just a measly 2.5% 

Lol, hardly

Straight from Trump's own Dept of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis; FY 17 = 2.3%, FY 18 = 3.0%, FY 19: 2.2%. Average 2.5%....

https://www.bea.gov/sites/default/files/2020-10/gdp3q20_adv.pdf

According to your own definition above, Trump has failed on the economy - welcome to the real world....

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Dems resorting to personal attacks as usual.

They're lowering the bar for the whole country and debasing the level of discourse and dialog.

This is just flat out backwards. Republicans and specifically Trump is the one who obviously started personal attacks and name calling. They lowered the bar, a long time ago. How ridiculous to say otherwise.

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Trumpism is a cult. It’s the last howl of the middle-age uneducated white male.

Nothing like a little racism mixed in classism to go with the morning coffee.

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And ageism.

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Trump is a cult leader and his white supremacists NRA2A militia will fight to the last bullet to make sure he never leaves in case he leaves the office. Proof is he told the Proud Boys to stand by

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trump will slink off to mar-a-lago in the week after the elections and return in January to collect his bags.

Dont be surprised if he doesn’t attend Biden’s swearing in.

There’s a lot of humiliation coming trump’s way and every bit is well deserved!!!

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The president wants to get credit for the economy he inherited

if he is to be judged by stock market performance, I think his term was successful.

Before he was elected, some left-wing economists said that his election would crash the stock market.

Instead, I recall to stock market bouncing 5% in the month of his election victory. And it’s kept going well.

A big part of this were the tax cuts implemented.

So he can certainly take some good points for that.

The problem is he bungled the coronavirus handling, and doubled down on his do nothing approach rather than admit he got it wrong and change course.

Other problems were his handling of the issues surrounding race.

And as always, the coronavirus debacle has resulted in massive deficit spending. That one was on both sides though, and to some extent unavoidable. It would have been less bad had he taken coronavirus seriously though.

This is a rare election for me where I will be happy either way, not being American. Trump wins, it’s good for my retirement investments. Biden wins, it’s good for the health of the American people which is also good for my retirement investments, in the long run.

This being a non-partisan post, is bound to be thumbed down by all :)

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When you resort to scathing, personal insults that means you have no argument.

say what!?, you saying that as a Trump supporter with a straight face lol, what did Obama just state that was factually wrong. “The president wants to get credit for the economy he inherited and zero blame for the pandemic he ignored,”

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Nothing like a little racism 

didnt know Trumpism or middle aged uneducated white men were a race!?

seems like more of an ideology. there are a number of ideologies that started off harmless, ended up killing millions

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