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Trump announces plans to launch new social network 'TRUTH Social'

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TRUTH Social! Couldn't have thought up of a more Orwellian name if I tried.

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Wow, it's just like the "Ministry of Truth" in the book Nineteen Eighty-Four.

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Wow, seems like they just spent 30 seconds throwing a bunch of words at the wall, Truth and Social stuck, and thought "hey it's lunch time, this is fine"

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If you think about it, its actually kind of cute that there is a grumpy old retiree living in Florida who has decided to try his hand at making his own social media site after getting banned by the mods on other sites.

It sounds like it will be about as awful as one would expect from such an endeavor and I'm kind sort of interested in watching it in the same way I'm interested in watching Corey Feldman's musical career.

10 ( +17 / -7 )

Trump and truth. Two words that don’t belong together in the same sentence.

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and now all of us, even Trump haters here, know the name of it- forever.

and this article plus your mocking comments about the name and the platform are publicizing its existence to every one else.

genius marketing. zero dollars spent now we can all go sign up.

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Truth???

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genius marketing. zero dollars spent now we can all go sign up.

Lmao no thanks. I predict this will go about as well as Trump's blog.

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Former US president Donald Trump announced plans Wednesday to launch his own social network, in the latest push to reclaim his internet dominance after he was banned from Twitter and Facebook in the wake of the violent Capitol insurrection.

"TRUTH Social" will be owned by Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG), and is expected to begin its beta launch for "invited guests" next month. It is already available for pre-order in Apple's App Store, the group said in a statement.

Oh, I can hear Colbert, Oliver and Stewart now....

Come on Trump people, if you weren't convinced Trump was conning you out of your hard earned money with crooked PACs, "Trump-cards", and now his "truth" network, I guess you'll never be....

Continue to get bilked and humiliated - while Trump uses your cash to pay off his Russian loans and dodgy lawyers, who have a 0-62 win/loss record proving election fraud....

All while Trump laughs and calls you the "great unwashed"...

https://www.theweek.co.uk/donald-trump/953321/four-things-we-know-michael-wolff-donald-trump-book

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sure you all will. You cant resist to post your repetitive Trump hating comments somewhere. Even on a Japan based comment board, for example.

I dont know, you forget Trump had 74.2 million people vote for him. And with Biden's approval rate in the toilet, Trump is even more popular now than he was on election day, lot of buyers remorse among independents (28% approval) and moderate Democrats (only 80%).

one would assume all these people (and you) would be interested in what Trump has to say in an interactive environment (which his blog wasnt, so it didnt attract any of you because you knew you couldnt post anything).

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sure you all will. You cant resist to post your repetitive Trump hating comments somewhere. Even on a Japan based comment board, for example

lmao Nope. Not once did I read Trump's pathetic blog. Indeed very, very few people did. And that is why he stopped his blog. This social media site will be all the same.

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I don't know, you forget Trump had 74.2 million people vote for him

I thought all Trump people believe Trump really won 2020 and the election was stolen from him. If so then that means that Biden will steal it again in 2024.

Trump people just want to control women's lives and their bodies.

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Who is going to host it, somebody in Russia?

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sure you all will. You cant resist to post your repetitive Trump hating comments somewhere. Even on a Japan based comment board, for example.

Right, so in other words there already exist a plethora of venues on which to post "Trump hating comments", so why would any Trump haters need to go there to post them?

Come to think of it, why would any Trump lovers need to go there to post them either, you seem to be doing fine on here.

one would assume all these people (and you) would be interested in what Trump has to say in an interactive environment (which his blog wasnt, so it didnt attract any of you because you knew you couldnt post anything).

So the big difference is that this will be like his blog, only with the comments enabled?

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so why would any Trump haters need to go there to post them?

simple: because you cant stand there to be a place where Trump supporters can talk without your involvement. Example, Parler. #1 download on the App Store, then gone. coordinated effort in tech to deplatform it.

if there is anti Trump posting capability, you all will be there. Just like here.

The sweetest way to make money is from people who hate you.

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The sweetest way to make money is from people who hate you.

The angry words of failed salesmen that haven't met their quotas.

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simple: because you cant stand there to be a place where Trump supporters can talk without your involvement. Example, Parler. #1 download on the App Store, then gone. coordinated effort in tech to deplatform it.

Parler went down because a number of web hosting companies no longer wanted to provide services to their site, because it's become a bastion of racism, xenophobia, bigotry, and rightwing violence.

if there is anti Trump posting capability, you all will be there. Just like here.

Totally. Just like the Trump blog that no longer exists, because people didn't read it.

The sweetest way to make money is from people who hate you.

Ah, so that explains why Trump loses money hand over foot. So sweet. lmao

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yet you wont be able to resist going there to post about this. repetitively and every day. Just like here.

You could also tell everyone that Trump said to take the vaccine and tell us all about Jan 6. again on every post there. repetitively.

Great new social media site for you all.

Thanks for letting us know all these "inconvenient truths" bother you so much...

Enjoy reading "TruthSocial"....a joint business venture between Trump, Putin, and Xi - to undermine US democracy and make Russia and China Great Again...

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Great new social media site for you all.

How? He doesn't pay the engineers and stiffs them. How long can this last? What happened to Trump's last social media network?

You could also tell everyone that Trump said to take the vaccine

Tucker said that Trump did NOT take the vaccine and that Trump says to use Mr. Clean to treat Covid.

Example, Parler. #1 download on the App Store, then gone

It's there. The URL is valid, what's the problem?

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simple: because you cant stand there to be a place where Trump supporters can talk without your involvement. Example, Parler. #1 download on the App Store, then gone. coordinated effort in tech to deplatform it.

if there is anti Trump posting capability, you all will be there. Just like here.

The sweetest way to make money is from people who hate you.

Sorry, I'm just not feeling it.

I really only comment on Trump articles now to have a laugh when he does something like this and not because I hate him or am worried about what he is going to do next like I used to before he lost the election. He is yesterday's news now and honestly I've really enjoyed the past 10 months of not talking about Trump way more than I did the preceding 4 years of Trump talk.

With this new project I'm really just satisfied to sit on the sidelines and watch the human spectacle of mismanagement, greed and infighting unfolds in whatever direction it does. Not because it works me up or anything, but because its honestly kind of amusing.

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Truth, Trump! What an insult to truth. Kind of like Trump university, or anything else Trump gets involved in to rip off people.

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Hah! It's already having the desired effect of getting the haters worked up into a rabid frenzy. Brilliant move.

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Come on,

We all know that he is lazy as the day is long and is cheap to boot. Setting up a social media network takes real effort, real time and real money - None of which Trump has in abundance.

I dont know, you forget Trump had 74.2 million people vote for him

I don't know, you forget he had 82 million vote against him and probably more now that he is revealed to be a domestic terrorist instigator.

And make money off those that hate him? Genius marketing? Seriously? If I were you, I would ask for my MBA fees back.

This is a scam to bilk his gullible rubes, so...... I guess you have already signed up?

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Trump's world of duality and opposites;

He lost = 'I won'

He's an idiot = 'I'm a genius'

Lies = 'Truth'

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It’s going to be such a monumental failure like everything else his tiny hands touch

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Hah! It's already having the desired effect of getting the haters worked up into a rabid frenzy. Brilliant move.

Fair point.

The bigger worry is that the delirious morons who believe in his conspiracy theories could get into rabid frenzy. That lot can get psychotic.

If he can keep it to trash like recommending his followers to watch non-existent sex tapes, that would be less harmful.

I’m sure we all hope he doesn’t link to dodgy videos from racist groups again. That was just filth.

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So just a bit of context from Politico:

Former President Donald Trump’s team quietly launched a new social media platform on Thursday, billing it as an alternative to Big Tech sites.

But the debut immediately ran into confusion about whether it was the former president’s long-promised bid to offer his legions of followers their own social media haven or merely the next attempt to build a MAGA-alternative to the main platforms.

So, not his big reveal but merely piggy-backing off an existing site so that he can make money pleas.

See? I told you he was a lazy bum.

Whether GETTR will succeed is dubious at best. Their last attempt to replicate his twitter feed, a site called “From The Desk of Donald Trump”, was widely derided as nothing more than a blog, barely received any web traffic, and shut down less than a month later.

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TRUTH Social

Nothing says big stinking lie like all caps.

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Trump will try to steal next election. Proof: He refused to leave and he (and his Trump people) think he's the legal president. Just watch. Trump fires people who refuse to believe that Trump lost. Like with Corey Lewandowski

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It's just a joke yes!

His last attempt at a web presence like his university failed.

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And in an unrelated note that I am SURE that has NOTHING to do with this, .....

Manhattan district attorney expands criminal probe of Trump company to Westchester County property

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/15/trump-criminal-investigation-manhattan-da-probes-seven-springs-estate.html

One wonders how he will post from the slammer????

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One wonders how many of his loyal followers will make a mistake trying to type "GETTR", end up on Grinder without realizing, and suddenly become very confused about their sexuality.........

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So Trump has to keep this small or it would turn into big tech, right? Membership limited to 100?

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I can see it simply being called ‘Suckerbook’ for the very short time that it will exist.

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Wow, seems like they just spent 30 seconds throwing a bunch of words at the wall, Truth and Social stuck, and thought "hey it's lunch time, this is fine"

Nice one. I’ve been in meetings like that.

Maybe it’s deliberately ironic, Trump associated with the word ‘truth’ could be like Bill Clinton releasing one called ‘fidelity’ or Bush 2 with ‘genius’.

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Sign me up! This is going to be absolutely hilarious and engrossing in the same way reading the diary of someone's decent into madness would be.

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I guess you have already signed up?

yep, its on pre-order and the cost is.....free.

See you there.

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your favorite American President has been silenced

Un-freaking-believable.

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I suspect that "Truth" will be somewhat absent from post posts on this network.

I also expect it to be shutdown quickly when this manchild realises how much it will cost to run.

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prionking,

That was funny.

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Trump announces plans to launch new social network 'TRUTH Social'

With Trump, "TRUTH (Social)" will (literally) come at a cost...

Can't skip a chance to make some money off the gullible, can you?

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"Trump" or "Truth"?

Happy Halloween!!

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When their gender studies degree can't get them a job, they need to take their frustrations out somewhere.

Oh, come on. Trump associated with the word ‘truth’ is open season for ridicule. Honest Trump supporters would have a skin thick enough to see the funny side.

Lighten up.

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...you forget Trump had 74.2 million people vote for him.

Scary, isn't it?

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pointofviewToday  01:35 pm JST

prionking,

That was funny.

You gave me the lead-in ;-)

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I dont know, you forget Trump had 74.2 million people vote for him. 

That's a lot. How many voted for his opponent?

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yep, its on pre-order and the cost is.....free.

Is it even working? How can it be maintained since he doesn't even pay his staff? You work at Twitter or FB (like them or hate them) you get a salary, benefits, and stock options. What do you get for working for TrumpBook? How can Trump attract talented developers for TrumpBook when he will stiff them. If I were a start developer I would rather work for a real tech company where I know I wont get shafted.

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Great, we need something to counter all the fake and controlled mainstream and social media...

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That's a lot. How many voted for his opponent?

81 million votes were counted for Biden. but based on his 37% approval rating and 28% with independents, a lot of Biden voters want a refund. Trump never been more popular than now, after seeing this disaster.

Its irrelevant, the point is that the 74.2 million who did vote for Trump can also sign up. Plus all the haters too.

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yep, its on pre-order and the cost is.....free.

[Vaporware] definition is - a computer-related product that has been widely advertised but has not and may never become available

(Definition of vaporware - Merriam-Webster)

...and may never become available

I believe this part

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81 million votes were counted for Biden.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that is more than the 74.2 million votes counted for Trump no?

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TrumpBook

Truth Social. you know this.

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Problem with Trump. He always wants to use other people's money not his own. Loss $1 billion already over the last year. $500 million due in debts. Can not sell his Washington hotel.

Trump too lost a portion of his voters.

Trump's job approval ratings were never high than 46% and dipped to 34% this year. When 62% disapproved.

https://news.gallup.com/poll/203198/presidential-approval-ratings-donald-trump.aspx

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come join

I don't use any social media including TrumpBook

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Its irrelevant, the point is that the 74.2 million who did vote for Trump can also sign up. Plus all the haters too.

Can, but one. The fact of the matter is that most people don't care enough to read what an inarticulate, washed-up loser like Trump has to say. Just look at his blog. How'd that go?

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Truth in capital letters makes all the difference. I can’t wait to look at the intellectual level of this social sewers which will certainly gather the “crème de la creme” of human silliness

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"We live in a world where the Taliban has a huge presence on Twitter, yet your favorite American President has been silenced. This is unacceptable"

Can't believe they silenced Teddy Roosevelt.

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I don't use any social media including TrumpBook

It's called TRUTH Social. I'll probably use it...

81 million votes were counted for Biden.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that is more than the 74.2 million votes counted for Trump no?

Yes, we all know that Biden is the "most popular president ever". Everyone is constantly chanting his name at football games, concerts, and other large public events...

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TBH I'm not a big fan of Trump as a politician, but I bet his platform won't censor you if you post statistics, topics or certain facts that contradict the leftists Orwellian narrative.

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Yes, we all know that Biden is the "most popular president ever".

Do we? His approval ratings would suggest otherwise. He did win the most votes, though. Unless my math has failed me and 74.2 million is more than 81 million. You're a smart person, can you confirm one way or the other?

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How will TrumpBook succeed this time when all the other Trump social media has failed? How is it different this time?

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It is pretty obvious that there will be no truth there. Only self delusion and lies. This is what Trump has helped destroy any last shred of integrity the GOP had.

Let all the misinformed and gullible 'muricans congregate there together to perpetrate the big lie to themselves. How deep can they go before they reach the end of their sanity?

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If you think information from Truth Social is flawed, just ignore it.

Many ignore news from CNN or the New York Times because they believe it is propaganda.

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Its irrelevant, the point is that the 74.2 million who did vote for Trump can also sign up. Plus all the haters too.

Can, but one. The fact of the matter is that most people don't care enough to read what an inarticulate, washed-up loser like Trump has to say. Just look at his blog. How'd that go?

To be fair, his Twitter account could be funny. It was a toilet and could get into ugly trash like dodgy racist videos, but a lot of it was like laughing at farts.

When he was trolling about him being in power for decades before getting a complete hiding at the election, I did laugh out loud

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Let’s be honest about what Trump is. If Trump was posting on here, he’d have an army of sock puppet accounts.

That’s the level of character we are talking about.

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To be fair, his Twitter account could be funny. It was a toilet and could get into ugly trash like dodgy racist videos, but a lot of it was like laughing at farts.

When he was trolling about him being in power for decades before getting a complete hiding at the election, I did laugh out loud

I won't disagree

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Some are saying there is a lot of hate for "less than cognitive Voldemort" here.

I think they mistake "mockery" for "hate."

There is quite a bit of chuckling at his expense. To be fair, he is a complete buffoon.

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I won't disagree

Fair enough.

I’ve never understood cultish behaviour. I’ve never voted for a party or candidate and been able to make excuses for the blindingly obvious flaws and failures.

Trump is an outrageous liar, fabulist and conspiracy theorist in the way Bill Clinton was a serial womanizer and Bush 2 couldn’t string a coherent sentence together.

It’s blindingly obvious. Trump with ‘TRUTH’ must be seen as ironic.

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If you think information from TrumpBook is flawed, just ignore it.

There is nothing to ignore. TrumpBook is vapor ware. It doesn't even exist.

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will feature "non-woke" entertainment programming

reruns of The Dukes of Hazzard, Hee Haw, and Duck Dynasty

From Trump Steaks to Trump Casinos to Trump University, the Trump brand is quality like you've never seen before. TrumpBook will continue this sterling legacy.

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It's called 'tweeting' when you post something on twitter, what will they call it when you post something on TrumpBook?

It should be called a bleat, the sound a sheep makes.

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This will fail.

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Truth Social, for liars only. Anyone speaking truth will be banned. Yet another losing venture from the bankrupt guy who brought you Trump University.

Stay away from the loser in Chief and anything close to him.

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Plaza Hotel (Lost in the bankruptcy)

Trump Casino (Bankrupt)

Trump Shuttle (Lost in the bankruptcy)

Trump Steaks(Bankrupt)

Trump Models(Bankrupt)

Trump Vodka(Bankrupt)

Trump's courses in Scotland (have never made money)

Trump Hotel in DC (Losing money and cannot be sold)

Trump Truth.......

I see a pattern forming.

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Whatever you think of Trump you gotta admire his guts to fight against all the odds. David v Goliath.

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@Concerned Citizen

He's a billionaire, all the odds are in his favour.

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Utterly pathetic. His last social network didn't last long because he got so mant slammings and slaggings.

Give it up, Don. Nobody really likes you, you're the most hated person in the world and you did it to yourself.

Don't go away sad, don't go away mad. Just go away.

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Haha trump

Here we go again

Stump the trump

Kinda clever yet ridiculous and somewhat pathetic

Giggles

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Question to those commenting above me, be honest: Are you triggered by this or happy to see Trump's name back in the news?

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he’d have an army of sock puppet accounts.

I imagine at least a modicum of brain capacity is needed to juggle multiple accounts. Way beyond the capabilities of our favourite stable genius.

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Concernedcitizen:

Whatever you think of Trump you gotta admire his guts to fight against all the odds. David v Goliath.

When you're as narcissistic and thin-skinned as the fat guy, you'll do anything. Even throw your family under the bus.

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This all reminds me of something I read called Bonhoeffer's Theory of Stupidity. It's basically that stupid people are more dangerous than wicked people.

You can try to use reason and attempt to refute people who are wicked.

But, you can't do so with stupid people because they simply don't accept irrefutable facts. They're off in la-la land.

Trump is a carnival huckster who is taking the stupid people for a ride and is gong to take their money... again.

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Whatever you think of Trump you gotta admire his guts to fight against all the odds. David v Goliath.

Now THAT's funny!

Trump wasn't born on 3rd base. He was born 5 inches from home and still managed to fail. His entire life is a repeating cycle of failure and then getting bailed out by some external party. First Daddy, then the banks, then perhaps the Russians, and finally the Invertebrates in the GOP senate.

Essentially stole daddy's money to cover up his failure. THE SINGLE BIGGEST TAX LOSER IN THE UNITED STATES FOR MANY YEARS RUNNING.

I mean, how do you lose money on a casino? People pay to play games stacked in your favor and then get drunk doing so making their decisions even worse.

It's like a self-printing money machine.

It's like a Dairy Queen going bankrupt in Texas (ask Bass). I mean,....... it's theoretically possible but you just never see it in real life.

Until Trump......

His guts.... David and Goliath....lol.

More like Bevis and Butthead and he is both.

8 ( +11 / -3 )

Nomination,

Not triggered, mocking. Bit of a difference.

It's like laughing with someone vs. AT someone. Guess which one we are doing?

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Oh NO!!! Please not!

"TRUTH Social" what a genial, wonderful, oh so great name.

So, where's he gonna find the truth or is it HIS truth?

This man has to find an encyclopedia to come up with the proper explanation of truth!

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Yes indeed, on "TruthSocial" you'll get the REAL truth, not that fact-based, scientific, empirical truth from other places.....just call it the "orange truth".....

And breaking tonight, read all about how the earth really is flat, and that William Shatner saw it with his own eyes last week, but is being blackmailed by Hugo Chavez, Bill Gates, Hunter Biden, and Leonard Nimoy to say it's round...

The Orange Truth people.....

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