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Yikes.

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Hey Donny its America first right so just stop whining about the rest of the World it will continue without you.

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Yet no comments why he is incorrect. Sad!

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Yet no comments why he is incorrect. Sad!

Because Trump speaks like a five year old. What aspect of trade is he referring to, and does he have any facts to back up his argument? Instead it's the usual hot air: "very unfair", "a lot of problems", "something very big", "cannot get our product in", "very, very tough", "no taxes, very little taxes", "very unfair".

It's just childish rhetoric intended to give his base a collective chubby. Sad!

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"We cannot get our product in. It's very, very tough. And yet, they send their product to us -- no taxes, very little taxes. It's very unfair"

"They are big and I is small and that is not fair, oh no !" - Calimero

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Hey Donny its America first right so just stop whining about the rest of the World it will continue without you.

If the world would stop complaining about America wanting to take care of itself first before other nations then he would keep his mouth shut as well.

Because Trump speaks like a five year old.

But knows business and Economics like Einstein.

About to hit 4.0 GDP dear lord, can we sustain anymore winning, starting to get sick of it!

It's just childish rhetoric intended to give his base a collective chubby. Sad

Yup, and looking at my bank account, it’s working!

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So you expect Trump to tell you everything? What happened to any intellectual curiosity to look into things and form an opinion based on what you find out?

The anawer to everything now is either “racist!” Or “trump is wrong” with no facts to support it. It’s intellectually depressing.

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ok here you go:

https://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c0003.html

For every year since 1997, the EU has run a huge trade surplus against the USA. Any comments about the issue that was raised? or just dont care because Trump said it so it must be wrong or stupid?

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BlacklabelToday 10:36 am JST

So you expect Trump to tell you everything? What happened to any intellectual curiosity to look into things and form an opinion based on what you find out?

I would expect the representative of the USA at the world economic forum to give at least a few hints on the subject.

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FYI:

"A trade deficit usually occurs when a country does not produce enough goods for its residents. Another way to look at a deficit is that a country’s consumers are wealthy enough to purchase more goods than the country produces. When production falls short, importing goods from other nations increases. Economic theory dictates that a trade deficit is not necessarily a bad situation because it often corrects itself over time. An increase in imported goods from other countries decreases the price of consumer goods in the nation as foreign competition increases. The lower prices help to reduce the threat of inflation in the local economy. An increase in imports also increases the variety and options of goods and services available to residents of a country. It is expected that a fast-growing economy would pull in more imports as it expands to allow its residents to consume more than the country can produce. So, in some cases, a trade deficit could signal a growing economy."

https://www.investopedia.com/terms/t/trade_deficit.asp

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because Trump said it so it must be wrong or stupid?

When you lie as much as Trump does, its inevitable that people will initially doubt anything you say. So stop whining, you support his lies so live with the consequences.

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When you lie as much as Trump does, its inevitable that people will initially doubt anything you say. So stop whining, you support his lies so live with the consequences.

I wish you guys would be as equally as hard on the media as you are on the President.

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He gave plenty of hints. He said it is "very unfair", which means it is heavily in favor of one side over the other. He also identified which side is the side it is unfair to. He also said it is because the EU imports are taxed at a low rate. What else do you need to start to become curious about it?

I guess I am asking too much. No liberals are interested in why the $40 Obama gave workers was life changing but the $1000 bonuses workers get because of Trump are "crumbs" and dont mean anything. The lack of intellectual curiosity about anything just alarms me. Everything is name calling and deflection anymore.

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But in this case Trump is NOT lying, as proven by the stats I showed. So move on from that.

A trade deficit could actually signal a growing economy, thats good info from the link above. But in this case DOES it? Is the US simply at a deficit because they cant produce enough goods for their people? what types of goods are these which cant be produced? the link above says the imbalance corrects itself over time but it hasnt, why not? If it hasnt corrected by itself in TWENTY ONE years, shouldnt Trump take action?

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But in this case Trump is NOT lying, as proven by the stats

A trade deficit doesn't necessarily mean that it's "very unfair" though does it? It may mean that the tariffs & protections are unfair on one side, in which Trump could be right. It can also mean that one side is producing more competitively priced goods & services than the other. I don't have that data, but I'd like to see it.

He also said it is because the EU imports are taxed at a low rate. What else do you need to start to become curious about it?

I am already curious about it. I'd like to see the details. But I certainly don't automatically believe your captain, when it comes to numbers he is a proven liar.

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But knows business and economics like Einstein

Knowing business and knowing economics are not the same thing. Many businesspeople are at best semi-literate when it comes to economics. Trump doesn’t display a profound knowledge of economics when he speaks. He doesn’t display a knowledge of pretty much anything.

As for business, he’s pretty hit and miss. His tax returns could go some way to shedding light on how successful he is, but he won’t release them.

Not really genius level, is it? By the way, speaking as someone who studied a little science, the comparison of Trump to one of the greatest intellects in human history is beyond ridiculous. I don’t think even Fox and Friends would try that line.

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So you expect Trump to tell you everything? 

He's the president. He is claiming trade deals with Europe are unfair. The onus is on him to make his point, not "intellectual curiosity" my part.

But this is Donny's MO. Notice how he is never specific about anything? He's clueless.

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But knows business and economics like Einstein

Einstein wasn't a businessman or economist.

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For every year since 1997, the EU has run a huge trade surplus against the USA. Any comments about the issue that was raised? or just dont care because Trump said it so it must be wrong or stupid?

And this is a problem, because????

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Trump and Piers Morgan. I can't think of two people more suited to each other.

So unfair!

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During an interviewed filmed for British TV and interviewed by Piers Morgan, the president stated he didn't know who Sadiq Khan the London Lore Mayor is even though he posted negative tweets about him. He also said he didn't know who Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the Labaour Party is. President tweets when in bed. Trump also claimed to receive fanmail and as a large UK fan base. He said he will make a full State visit.

The ITV interview can be viewed on the ITV player vis a UK based vpn.

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I don’t know why it’s a problem but it seems like it would be. Either as a negative indicator of the US economy, as an imbalance that needs to be renegotiated or as an inability of the US to produce things it’s citizens want to buy.

As it has Trump’s attention and he is President and he says it’s a problem, then it is.

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I think it's safe to conclude that anything uttered by Trump is simply ridiculous. Another gem from the ITV interview:

“There’s nobody better than me on the military... I think women really like that. I think they want to be safe at home.”

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As it has Trump’s attention and he is President and he says it’s a problem, then it is.

Time to get rid of all those scary sharks, then.

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I've now finished watching the whole interview. Except for the strange comments Trump too frequently makes, like "I'm the least racist person you meet" or "women want to be protected at home" I thought the interview was relaxed and civilized.

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Knowing business and knowing economics are not the same thing.

That's like saying knowing food and eating aren't the same thing. Come on, you get funnier with each passing day.

Many businesspeople are at best semi-literate when it comes to economics.

Tump's not one, but do go on....lol

Trump doesn’t display a profound knowledge of economics when he speaks. He doesn’t display a knowledge of pretty much anything. 

My 401K and stocks and portfolio say something very, very different.

As for business, he’s pretty hit and miss. His tax returns could go some way to shedding light on how successful he is, but he won’t release them. 

I see.

Not really genius level, is it? By the way, speaking as someone who studied a little science, the comparison of Trump to one of the greatest intellects in human history is beyond ridiculous. I don’t think even Fox and Friends would try that line.

Well, uh, thanks for your opinion.

Einstein wasn't a businessman or economist.

I covered that. Catch up.

But this is Donny's MO. Notice how he is never specific about anything? He's clueless.

I clueless millionaire, I love it. LOL

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FYI :

The US is still the biggest economy, 18 trillion dollars of GDP in 2016, 2nd is China with 11 trillion, 3rd is Japan with 5 trillion. US population is 320 millions, China is 1.3 billion.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_GDP_(nominal)

In 2016, at least 35 companies had revenues of 100 billion dollars or more. 15 companies are from the US.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_largest_companies_by_revenue

US GDP growth from 1990 to 2016 (negative only 3 times) :

https://www.statista.com/statistics/188165/annual-gdp-growth-of-the-united-states-since-1990/

Yep, seems the trade deficit has been hard on US economy...

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Knowing business and knowing economics are not the same thing.

That's like saying knowing food and eating aren't the same thing. Come on, you get funnier with each passing day.

Sorry, Bass. It’s not the same thing. I remember reading a memorable quote which put it as race car drivers don’t necessarily need an in-depth knowledge of what’s going on under the bonnet. You can be business savvy without a an in-depth knowledge of the economy. If crime rates are falling, does that make the leader of the country a genius in that area of expertise too? I can put together a clock if you give me the parts, but I I’ll struggle to tell you exactly what’s going on at a very fundamental level.

Please post something which displays Trump’s Einsteinian level of knowledge. I seem to come across gibberish and repetition when he talks about pretty much anything substantive.

Trump himself would probably have the front to compare himself to Einstein, but I think you are the only one I’ve ever come across who would put his brain on that level. That’s a real leap from dismissing him as the leader of a lunatic fringe.

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My 401K and stocks and portfolio say something very, very different.

Fine. Trump is a genius because your stocks are up. That's why you also thought of Obama as a genius during the latter part of his presidency.

And when the stock market takes a severe fall (which it doubtless will), then you will of course change your opinion and label Trump an imbecile.

--Einstein wasn't a businessman or economist.

I covered that. Catch up.

No, you didn't cover that, but do go on, lol . . .

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My 401K and stocks and portfolio say something very, very different.

It's bull since 2009 ...

https://www.tradingview.com/chart/?symbol=SP:SPX

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I'm not a betting man, but at this point I'd bet Trump literally doesn't know any of the details between any trade agreements between the US and the EU, and is just yapping like a little mutt again.

The more he does it, the more the rest of the world is just going to start ignoring him, driving the US further into irrelevance.

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The same things liberals assume Trump doesn’t know I bet you thought Obama did. Funny how it always ends up like that. It’s not like Trump has actually been a businessman since the 1970s or anything.

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But knows business and Economics like Einstein.

Its an insult to Einstein as for Trump hes made money by ripping off investors and contractors then going bankrupt how many times has he done that now.The truth is nobody knows how successful he is as he wont realease his tax returns.

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The same things liberals assume Trump doesn’t know I bet you thought Obama did.

Obama is a Harvard-educated former civil-rights lawyer who taught Constitutional Law. He was a very detail-oriented president, and I would be surprised if he ever spoke as president on anything he wasn't clear on.

Trump on the other hand lies daily, and when he doesn't understand something he just uses superfluous words that are devoid of substance, but incite emotion in those lacking the intelligence to see through his lack of understanding.

Funny how it always ends up like that. It’s not like Trump has actually been a businessman since the 1970s or anything.

What does that have to do with the fact that he speaks regularly on things he has no clue about?

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If the world would stop complaining about America wanting to take care of itself first before other nations then he would keep his mouth shut as well.

Heh, you have it backwards. As long as he doesn't keep his mouth shut, the rest of the world is going to keep on bypassing him.

America first, alone.

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So you expect Trump to tell you everything? What happened to any intellectual curiosity to look into things and form an opinion based on what you find out?

Wow, the US has come to this: the president doesn't need to explain, you guys just need to figure it out.

First time that was ever said about any president in the US.

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I wish you guys would be as equally as hard on the media as you are on the President.

Why would we ever buy into your guys' messed up fantasies about the media? You do realize that we aren't living in your bubble, right?

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But in this case Trump is NOT lying, as proven by the stats I showed. So move on from that.

Lying requires intent to tell a mistruth. Trump on the other hand has no clue of the reality of the situation, and therefore he couldn't be lying whether he said what he did or the polar opposite. If it happens that he was correct, it's just coincidence.

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I don’t know why it’s a problem but it seems like it would be.

Well thank you for admitting you are blindly following dear leader.

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"We cannot get our product in. It's very, very tough. And yet, they send their product to us -- no taxes, very little taxes. It's very unfair," Trump told ITV News.

The Trump MO is to declare anything that doesn't give him everything he wants without him making an effort as "unfair".

The press is also "unfair" to Lil' Bully Donny, as they report the things he says when he wishes they wouldn't and report facts when they don't match what he says. Trump complaining you're unfair is probably the best barometer possible that you're on the right track.

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Fine. Trump is a genius because your stocks are up. That's why you also thought of Obama as a genius during the latter part of his presidency.

Not really, I didn’t do nearly as good and overall, it was more lackluster, hit or miss.....mostly miss.

And when the stock market takes a severe fall (which it doubtless will), then you will of course change your opinion and label Trump an imbecile.

Been doing this for a very, very long time, I doubt it, but that’s the whole reason why i diversify.

It's bull since 2009 ...

Stock market: The Dow Jones industrial average rose about 31% over the past year, "more than any other president since Franklin Roosevelt," CNBC.com reminds us. Total stock market wealth added since Trump's first inauguration: $5.5 trillion.

Jobs: Over the last year, 2.2 million jobs were added to the economy, as the unemployment rate fell from 4.8% to 4.1% currently.

Minorities experienced their lowest unemployment rates **ever in December 2017, after a year of solid gains. Unemployment claims, meanwhile, are at a 45-year low.**

GDP: President Trump entered office amid what appeared to be a dangerously slowing economy, with just 1.2% growth in the first quarter of 2017.

But growth immediately picked up, rising to 3.1% in the second quarter, 3.2% in the third quarter, and, based on recent data, 3% or higher in the final quarter of 2017 — making the longest stretch of 3%-plus GDP growth since 2005.

My favorite...

Tax cuts: Trump's $1.5 trillion in tax cuts lowered the corporate marginal rate from 35% to 21%, and cut rates sharply for middle-class and lower-income Americans. The results are in: Less than three weeks after the tax bill became law, more than 164 companies — ranging from AT&T and Apple to Visa and Wal-Mart — have announced pay hikes and special bonuses for their workers. Apple stunned markets last week, announcing it would bring $245 billion back from overseas, hire about 20,000 new workers and hand out bonuses of around $2,500 for each of its employees due to tax cuts.

Confidence: Our IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index stands at 55.1, well above the 49.3 average over that measure's lifetime, signaling continued confidence in the strength of the economy. The optimism index is close to its all-time high and has now been positive — above 50 — for 16 months. Meanwhile, a separate IBD/TIPP index for financial stress is at its lowest since we began measuring it in 2007.

Now, I’m reallly excited!

Regulation: Trump fulfilled his promise to cut more rules than he enacted. Indeed, he eliminated 22 regulations for every regulation he added, cutting some $8.1 billion in costs. More important, he pulled out of the ruinous Paris Climate Deal, which the NERA economic consulting group estimated would cost the U.S. some $3 trillion in compliance costs over the lifetime of the deal.

Love me some Trump!

https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/the-trump-economy-one-year-in-a-success-by-all-measures/

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I remember the last time the Republicans tried to make a good economy.

Back in the good old days of Lehman Brothers...

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I remember the last time the Republicans tried to make a good economy.

Back in the good old days of Lehman Brothers...

Under Bush the Democrat light, yes, such memories.

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The press is also "unfair" to Lil' Bully Donny, as they report the things he says when he wishes they wouldn't and report facts when they don't match what he says.

He’s right, the press haven’t been fair, that’s why they keep having to either issue apologies, retract statements or in the worst/best scenario case suspend or fire people.

Trump complaining you're unfair is probably the best barometer possible that you're on the right track.

Well, then when the anointed one complained is was served justly, don’t complain, be fair now.

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Trump ended the regulations that will increase the wealth of his and his mates, throw a few crumps to the middle class while claiming to want a smaller government but then wants to increase the regulations of those who can enter the country and introduced tariffs on some imported goods.

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I don’t know why it’s a problem but it seems like it would be. Either as a negative indicator of the US economy, as an imbalance that needs to be renegotiated or as an inability of the US to produce things it’s citizens want to buy.

Wowww....So, using your logic Obama is actually Kenyan because Trump said so?

This right here is your problem; you assume something is a problem, because someone says so, but you have no idea why its a problem. What were you saying about "intellectual curiosity?"

Here is some information so you can better understand deficits and surplusses:

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/fact-check-trump-u-s-trade-gap-a-sign-of-weakness/

https://qz.com/1190238/trump-at-davos-this-explanation-of-trade-shows-why-us-protectionism-will-backfire/

A country’s trade and capital accounts always balance each other out. Trade surpluses are matched by capital-account deficits. To think about it slightly differently, when a country consumes more stuff than it produces, it obviously must be buying those extra goods and services from other countries. To pay for those net imports, it has to borrow from abroad, since its income is limited to what it earns from its production.

So when a country imports more goods and services than it exports, it’s also automatically true that the inflow of capital from abroad exceeds that country’s investment in other countries. The US has a trade deficit. Conversely, China, Germany, and other countries running chronic trade surpluses are sending more investment overseas than they’re bringing in.

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Trump ended the regulations that will increase the wealth of his and his mates,

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/26/us-companies-that-have-announced-bonuses-investments-after-tax-cut.html

That be a lot of mates. ROFL

throw a few crumps to the middle class while claiming to want a smaller government but then wants to increase the regulations of those who can enter the country and introduced tariffs on some imported goods.

Hold up, homie! A few crumbs?

From the women that praised Obama tax cuts of $40 talk about teeny crumbs.

If I have to choose $40 over $1000 dunno if I’m stupid, but I would go with the $1000 jus sayin....

https://youtu.be/aqus1ybVjO4

By the way, she has a wall around her house. She can have one, but the country can’t? Liberal hypocrisy busted once again.

https://youtu.be/v_b6aP5al2E

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I am very liberal but did not vote for a Democrat ever. I most definitely did not vote for Trump.

Looking at the battling going on above though, I had to agree with Blacklabel. He is responding non-emotionally and logically and makes sense.

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Under Bush the Democrat light, yes, such memories.

Do you dislike Bush now? You defended him to the level of telling me that you and non-partisan historians saw his tenure as a success.

Can you post their names?

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That be a lot of mates. ROFL

Yar man, 2% of American workers be a lot of mates. ROFL

http://www.businessinsider.com/2-percent-us-adults-report-getting-a-bonus-or-raise-after-tax-law-passed-2018-1

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It’s not like Trump has actually been a businessman since the 1970s or anything.

So has Bill Gates (almost) and he is better (by the 10s of billions). Bill Gates would be a better president than Trump since he has more money. A lot more money. The EU is more competitive than the USA. They have more global Fortune 500 companies and they sell more to China than the USA. They have a better trade balance with China than the USA does. There are about 15-20 countries that have trade deficits with the USA and none of them are whining. It's just whining. Trump sees Trade as a zero sum gain. Australia and Singapore are not whining about the US. Why is Trump whining about everyone? Just become more competitive than whine.

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not like Trump has a degree in economics from Wharton or anything. Who here who is constantly smack talking him actually has a better degree from a better school? Please share.

So obama has a degree in constitutional law yet created DACA which is unconstitutional? That’s interesting.

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Yar man, 2% of American workers be a lot of mates. ROFL

2%? Lol, ok dude.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/middle-class-to-get-23-of-tax-cuts-for-individuals-under-gop-bill-1513644268

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yet created DACA which is unconstitutional?

And Trump is letting them all in by the millions like Reagan. Trump broke his promise to deport them.

not like Trump has a degree in economics from Wharton or anything.

Bill Gates went to Harvard and is a real billionaire. We don't even know if Trump is even a billionaire or not. Gates would be a much better president because he has 10s of billions more than Trump and he created a real company. Also, he fought the US government successfully (something Trump can't do with all his broken promises)

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Under Bush the Democrat light, yes, such memories.

Trump's Republicans are so extremely far to the right, that Bush Jr. appears Democratic to them.

Extremism - it always works, right?

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Deflection. The constitutional lawyer made an unconstitutional program because he wanted to solve a problem of illegals that should have been solved by deportation. Now someone else gotta clean up his mess.

Fine, let Bill Gates run then maybe he will be better. Until then if my president says something is a problem for my country it is. Until I look into it and decide that I personally don’t care or that I disagree based on facts. Then it’s not a problem anymore ( for me).

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The facts and truth, as always, are at odds with Trump’s words. For someone who throws about the word “fake” so much, he sure slings fake versions of the truth.

The US has enormous taxes on European (and global) products. Just read the import tax schedule and you’ll see. Cheese from France has a 100% US tariff....

Fake Trump!

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The constitutional lawyer made an unconstitutional program because he wanted to solve a problem of illegals that should have been solved by deportation. Now someone else gotta clean up his mess.

Using your own standards, that constitutional lawyer knows far, far more about the constitution than you. Unless you are a barred attorney, with a JD from Harvard, who are you to challenge the constitutional lawyer?

Using your standard, let's take a closer look at Donny's bona fide's. Here's what Donny's professor said about the genius Donny:

Professor Kelley told me 100 times over three decades that “Donald Trump was the dumbest goddam student I ever had.” I remember his emphasis and inflection — it went like this: “Donald Trump was the dumbest goddamn student I ever had.” 

There you have it. Prof Kelley, a WHARTON PROFESSOR, so you know he's gotta be smarter than everyone else here, saying plainly, your president is the "dumbest goddam student I ever had."

And cuz he's the president and so famous for his honesty, you just take him at his word. Despite it being pointed out where he's just wrong. It really is the digital equivalent of shoving your fingers in your ear and shouting, " Na nana na na, I can't hear you." Brilliant.

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Do his supporters like him because he talks like a simpleton? The language he uses in an embarrassment. Yes, easy to understand but just a load of waffle. Is that what his supporters like? Simple is best because they are simple? Come on America, time to evolve.

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Trump doesn't do "fair," so he cannot expect it from others. Simple as that.

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Until then if my president says something

But anything he says doesn't come true: No Hillary impeachment, no deportations of dreamers, no wall (not only is he giving dreamers amnesty like Reagan, there is NO wall), no Muslim ban, no coal jobs, Going to the Paris agreement and TPP. No canning of NAFTA. No declaring China a currency manipulator. No banning of transgenders in military. But who cares! Just leave it all alone since the stock market is up (Trump is taking 100% credit for that and so are his followers)

Bill Gates run then maybe he will be better. 

Of course he will. He has more money. He's a real businessman.

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ooooh Poor America. While Trump was happy to pick on little countries, now he has to deal with a huge economic block that can talk as equals.

The EU and the UK have the right to say NO to chicken thats been bleached, and pumped full of antibiotics and the UK has the right to say no to american health care companies trying to undermine its free health care.(delivered free at the point of delivery)

I don't see the Japanese,Koreans,Canada,et al and the other 80 plus countries complaining about their economic free trade deal.

Trump..the complainer in chief.

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The EU is right to keep shoddy and inferior product at bay. It must be pro-active in light of Trump's journey into uncertainty. If this means tough trade policies, trade wars, a ban on US imoports, so be it.

I do wonder why some reveal so much personal information. I suppose it's an unfortunate trait of the nouveau riche and vulgarians; to boast how much wealth they have. Still; that's Trump's era for you - the poor can go whistle, as can everyone else in the world, right?

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Fine, let Bill Gates run then maybe he will be better.

Disappointment towards Trump?

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US President Donald Trump is reported to have said  on 28 January 2018  that EU trade terms are unfair to US, warning that his many problems with Brusseles   may morph into something very big.  This view coming from Trump on eve of February 2018 is corresponding to one of alerts of  alerts of this Vedic astrology writer    on 11 October  2017  in article - “ Astrological probable alerts for the United States in 2018” - published last year  in monthly Webzine of Wisdom Magazine from US  at  wisdom-magazine.com/Article.aspx/4647/  on 1 December 2017. The related text in the said article reads as :- “ February or mid- March to 30 April 2018. US economy looks to be presenting  a happy picture while some kind of hidden or behind the scene areas of substantial concern may remain. PAST ERRORS OR SLIPS ARE LIKELY TO IMPACT TRADING OR COMMERCIAL ASPECTS IN SOME WAY. TRAVELS , COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS , CYBER , SUCH INDUSTRIES AS DEAL WITH SCENTS OR COSMETICS COULD BE IN FOCUS”.  Thus , it can be said that  the alert of this writer  substantially prior , was precisely and closely   accurate   to the fact on the ground.

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Although a Eurosceptic Englishman, one good thing about the E.U. is that it provides a solid body of "Old World" wisdom against the assumption by the U.S.A. that it has a God-given right to impose its views on just about everything on the rest of the world, and to assume that the rest of the West are its "allies" or "partners" in whatever economic model, rash or just plain stupid enterprise, or world posture it wants to adopt. So if a clown like Trump finds the E.U. irritating, good!

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I count 7 "very"s in two sentences.

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That Trump became president despite overwhelming number of US voters against him is unfair.

That a minority of US voters, largely from states that contribute relatively little to US economy or society, were able to overrule the majority from states that contribute the most is unfair.

That Americans have to be subjected to daily news drama about the petulant, narcissistic, and incompetent behavior of someone who holds most powerful office in the world is unfair.

Thankfully Trump's single term in office cant end soon enough...

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Oh. My God.

Someone in this thread compared Trump to Einstein?

Oh. My. God.

I have an huuuge trade deficit with restaurants, grocery stores, car companies and even electric utilities. I buy huuuge amounts of their stuff, but they are unfair and never buy anything from me.

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Indeed Europe is often anti-trade. Europe’s farmers are ganged up against GM food imports into the common market. Very irrational and harms consumer choice. Over the last two decades GM food has not been shown to be unsafe. Now Europe is meeting an equal number in Trump. Takes one to know one. But now Europe, like China, is posing as pro-trade.

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