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"The sudden death of Alexei Navalny has made me more and more aware of what is happening in our Country," the frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination wrote on his Truth Social platform, appearing to link the death to his own political troubles.

"It is a slow, steady progression, with CROOKED, Radical Left Politicians, Prosecutors, and Judges leading us down a path to destruction. Open Borders, Rigged Elections, and Grossly Unfair Courtroom Decisions are DESTROYING AMERICA. WE ARE A NATION IN DECLINE, A FAILING NATION! MAGA2024"

Real stable genius stuff.

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Trump is pointing out that he considers himself to be America's Navalny

Lol yes, what a big brain Trump has.

Too bad he actually wants to be Putin and have his political opponents locked up/killed.

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It’s all about him.

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Of course, his Russian handler would not like that!

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"The sudden death of Alexei Navalny has made me more and more aware of what is happening in our Country," the frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination wrote on his Truth Social platform, appearing to link the death to his own political troubles.

"It is a slow, steady progression, with CROOKED, Radical Left Politicians, Prosecutors, and Judges leading us down a path to destruction. Open Borders, Rigged Elections, and Grossly Unfair Courtroom Decisions are DESTROYING AMERICA. WE ARE A NATION IN DECLINE, A FAILING NATION! MAGA2024"

What an insane, illogical rant teeming with non sequitur. I can see where is followers ape his rhetorical "stylings".

Trump is the culmination of decades of failed neo-liberal policies and a symptom of corporatocracy and decline.

He shares this with Putin's kleptocracy which is betraying all the world leading scientific advancements in space exploration etc. of the former USSR.

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Trump is pointing out that he considers himself to be America's Navalny.

Meaning that he (Trump) is a victim of persecution by the ruling establishment.

I can see the parallel.

Nah, Trump is a fraud and a rapist. Navalny was a freedom fighter.

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Of course Trump isn't going to criticize Putin, when he's trying to get Putin to give him money to pay for his legal penalties.

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Trump is pointing out that he considers himself to be America's Navalny.

Yet Trump is the one who tries to overthrow democracy and rule as a dictator. Like Putin.

Your post is so far off the mark it's funny.

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Trump is pointing out that he considers himself to be America's Navalny.

Meaning that he (Trump) is a victim of persecution by the ruling establishment.

I can see the parallel.

I agree, in so many ways.

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when he's trying to get Putin to give him money to pay for his legal penalties.

Putin is going to have to be pretty crafty to get money to Trump these days. US people and entities (like Trump) are forbidden from transacting financially with Russian people and entities under sanction (like Putin and his pals).

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Bass - the OP doesn't have America's best interests at heart if you know who he is.

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Trump is pointing out that he considers himself to be America's Navalny.

Meaning that he (Trump) is a victim of persecution by the ruling establishment.

Very true, backed up by the incontrovertible evidence.

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What an insane, illogical rant teeming with non sequitur. I can see where is followers ape his rhetorical "stylings". 

I think it’s more the other way around with Nalvalny actually.

Trump is the culmination of decades of failed neo-liberal policies and a symptom of corporatocracy and decline. 

Quite the opposite, he’s the culmination of defiance, determination and just doesn’t believe in the stagnant swamp establishment that has destroyed thousands lives particularly and strategically politically targeted conservatives.

He shares this with Putin's kleptocracy which is betraying all the world leading scientific advancements in space exploration etc. of the former USSR.

Proof or at least a transcript??

the OP doesn't have America's best interests at heart if you know who he is.

Biden.

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Bass - the OP doesn't have America's best interests at heart if you know who he is.

Neither does Bass - he supports the authoritarian.

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Neither does Bass

I do.

he supports the authoritarian.

I don’t.

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Poor guy ..

He just needs 1 million suckers to buy his new golden sneakers, and then everything with be OK.

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Is Trump expecting to be imprisoned?

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bass4funkToday 07:31 am JST

Trump is the culmination of decades of failed neo-liberal policies and a symptom of corporatocracy and decline. 

Quite the opposite, he’s the culmination of defiance, determination and just doesn’t believe in the stagnant swamp establishment that has destroyed thousands lives particularly and strategically politically targeted conservatives.

Last I checked conservatives still had the Electoral College, Senate, and Supreme Court rigged in their favor, but please tell about all of the conservatives that have been imprisoned and murdered.

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Thuban

appearing to link the death to his own political troubles.

Trump is pointing out that he considers himself to be America's Navalny.

Meaning that he (Trump) is a victim of persecution by the ruling establishment.

I can see the parallel.

Navalny's "crimes" were bogus, as is usual in Putin's Russia.

Trumps crimes are all self inflicted. He has been indicted by a jury of his peers. Navalny had no such justice.

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bass4funkToday 07:31 am JST

Quite the opposite, he’s the culmination of defiance, determination

You do realize that coming up with racial and sexist epithets is not the indication of someone that is intellectually serious about change for the country, right?

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Very true, backed up by the incontrovertible evidence.

It was a stroke of genius of Joe to persuade Trump that his condo was three times bigger than it really is, and then make him sign that it was.

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zibala

Trump is pointing out that he considers himself to be America's Navalny.

Meaning that he (Trump) is a victim of persecution by the ruling establishment.

Very true, backed up by the incontrovertible evidence.

Care to share any of this evidence?

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Honestly, the usual suspects trying to justify this ludicrous claim is the funniest thing I’ve read here since they tried to convince us that the $700 million fine Fox received for its election lies was a good thing for them. Total delusion.

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The Trump campaign did not immediately respond to a request for clarification.

Why isn't that surprising.

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Waste of time. 45 will not be 47. Neither will Biden.

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Very true, backed up by the incontrovertible evidence.

It's time to give to Trump and not just talk about. Check his GoFundMe. They take credit cards. Trump has many legal expenses that is followers are on the hook for. Trump comes before the USA. Trump first and USA second. It's not about loving America. It's about what good for Trump and giving him money. Talk is cheap abs money talks (on GoFundMe).

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His defense before the appeals court in his upcoming Washington DC criminal case was that presidents have total immunity, including assassinating a political opponent as long as he’s not impeached by Congress.

So, a party having a majority in either houses could allow it.

And thus, Trump is no better or different than Putin or Kim Jong Un - his heroes.

Never trust a man who has Hitler’s speeches on his nightstand.

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His defense before the appeals court in his upcoming Washington DC criminal case was that presidents have total immunity, including assassinating a political opponent as long as he’s not impeached by Congress.

I often wonder if his recent dementia is real, or if he's setting up an mental incompetency defense to being imprisoned after he is found guilty of all his crimes.

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45 will not be 47. Neither will Biden.

Biden is 46, and will stay 46 if re-elected in November, which I think he will be.

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Navalny was not the saint he is painted to be in the western media, he had many enemies. Ask yourself, who was funding him?

Russian prisons are dangerous places. He is not the first or last death this month.

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45 will not be 47. Neither will Biden.

Biden is 46, and will stay 46 if re-elected in November, which I think he will be.

My point.

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The former guy will not likely ever spend any more time in jail than he already has. Conviction? Most likely. But not amy more incarceration than he had to do when he surrendered.

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Waste of time. 45 will not be 47.

44 also said Trump won’t be 45

Neither will Biden.

Now that I believe!!

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Neither will Biden.

Now that I believe!!

I’m glad you are accepting facts.

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the stagnant swamp establishment that has destroyed thousands lives particularly and strategically politically targeted conservatives.

The law’s the law. Trump has no regard for it when it suits him. That’s why he’s in the dock.

This establishment swamp witch hunt stuff is just unsubstantiated blather from the MAGA propaganda farm.

Navalny did not have due process. Trump has been treated far more leniently than ordinary Americans would be were they to pull the crap Trump has.

No analogy. Trump is just an egotistical jerk without a shred of empathy or moral integrity.

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Now that I believe!!

Trump believes in money. Get that credit card out and visit Trump at GoFundMe. Also there are the new gold Trump sneakers for 399 USD. Support Trump (with money)

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—Neither will Biden.

Now that I believe!!

—I’m glad you are accepting facts.

It doesn’t understand your comment.

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bass4funk

donations to Trump's GoFundMe.

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No different than the haters responding with lightning precision

Illogical and poor syntax as usual.

A hater would be someone who responds to a criticism with an unrelated, ad hominem attack like :

CROOKED, Radical Left Politicians, Prosecutors, and Judges leading us down a path to destruction. Open Borders, Rigged Elections, and Grossly Unfair Courtroom Decisions

when talking about the persecution of a political prisoner, which Navalny was like Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.

Responding with lightning precision is what people compos mentis do.

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The law’s the law. Trump has no regard for it when it suits him.

Neither do the Dems

That’s why he’s in the dock. 

No, they see the writing on the wall with Biden and it’s looking very scary for the left.

This establishment swamp witch hunt stuff is just unsubstantiated blather from the MAGA propaganda farm. 

Funny, 74 million disagree, now if you can persuade them just like you are unsuccessfully trying to persuade me, maybe they might take your lib talking points

Navalny did not have due process.

Nalvalny chose to go back to Russia by himself, he knew the risks.

Trump has been treated far more leniently than ordinary Americans would be were they to pull the crap Trump has. 

I disagree.

No analogy. Trump is just an egotistical jerk without a shred of empathy or moral integrity.

Ok, well that’s your opinion, I respect that, I think differently.

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"The sudden death of Alexei Navalny has made me more and more aware of what is happening in our Country," the frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination wrote on his Truth Social platform, appearing to link the death to his own political troubles.

"It is a slow, steady progression, with CROOKED, Radical Left Politicians, Prosecutors, and Judges leading us down a path to destruction. Open Borders, Rigged Elections, and Grossly Unfair Courtroom Decisions are DESTROYING AMERICA. WE ARE A NATION IN DECLINE, A FAILING NATION! MAGA2024"

The completely bonkers rantings of a clearly demented old man...

But what's more worrisome is his now complete submission and capitulation to Putin...it has to be all those oligarch loans made through Deutsche Bank that Vlad threatens to make public...or maybe the pee tapes...

The consistent losses in court and the mountains of evidence he faces in his upcoming trials obviously have him more and more unhinged...

I can see him inviting Putin to invade Alaska tomorrow...

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For Trump, everything is about HIM. Remember that when you consider voting for HIM.

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The senile old fool has been reduced to hawking $50 pillows and $399 gold sneakers to pay his lawyers and court fines...wanna guess where they're made? Think Shanghai...

And the cult lines up and pulls out their credit cards - the ones the banks haven't shut off yet for being overdue...

Trump, his associates, his lawyers, and his followers all have one thing in common - they're either bankrupt or on their way there...

On their way to jail too...

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Nalvalny chose to go back to Russia by himself, he knew the risks.

My point was that Navalny was charged with bogus crimes and denied due process.

Are you telling me that the US justice system is similar to Russia's? If so, you've completely lost touch with reality.

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The world waits to react for Trump comments on every single world issue.

he’s definitely 47.

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My point was that Navalny was charged with bogus crimes and denied due process.

I agree

Are you telling me that the US justice system is similar to Russia's?

In certain ways, yes.

If so, you've completely lost touch with reality.

No, no not me, sadly.

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Blacklabel

The world waits to react for Trump comments on every single world issue.

No, we were just waiting to see if he condemns Putin. As usual, he doesn't and then makes it about himself.

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The world waits to react for Trump comments on every single world issue.

Indeed - like requiring an ID to buy bread...

he’s definitely 47.

IQ? Definitely....

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" .....casts no blame on Putin"

Of course not.

They're buddies or maybe Trump is just PUTAin's lap-dog.

The man sold out and will sell out to the highest bidder, whether it's the US, Ukraine or whatever.

As long as it serves him and his clan!

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For Trump, everything is about HIM. Remember that when you consider voting for HIM.

If you listen to him speak recently, you need to get through the fog of confusing logic and slurring to realise this and he was already starting from a low bar. I saw a clip of him gibbering about the Civil War recently - a complete mess

He’s declining very badly. He’s sounding frail.

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Corrupt US special interest globalists, so intent on their Putin revenge, put Navalny in a terrible spot with their massive $support and drummed up foreign "Hollywood & media" fame. Russians could no longer trust Navalny.

Navalny become the outsider within Russia, because he was not representing Russians, but rather these foreign interests, including many oligarchs in exile.

Trump see the same thing in US domestic politics of course, establishment political elite, crooked and paid off, representing not the people or country's interest but rather the same globalists and THEIR special interests.

Trump views his election content with puppet/Biden, backed by same folks who were backing Navalny. That's the basis for any affinity Trump may have for Putin, both up against the same globalist transactional destabilizers.

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Trump is pointing out that he considers himself to be America's Navalny.

somehow suspect Mr. Navalny would have been more than a bit offended by that comparison

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"It is a slow, steady progression, with CROOKED, Radical Left Politicians, Prosecutors, and Judges leading us down a path to destruction.

so Putin is radical left, Donnie? If you are the right, and you are Navalny, that means Putin is a lefty.

you heard it from him, MAGA folk! Putin is a lefty! You are now loyalty bound to repeat this on command.

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JimizoToday  09:45 am JST

If you listen to him speak recently, you need to get through the fog of confusing logic and slurring to realise this and he was already starting from a low bar. I saw a clip of him gibbering about the Civil War recently - a complete mess

He’s declining very badly. He’s sounding frail.

Even The Daily Mail, a very conservative-inclined tabloid in the UK, is publishing articles saying Trump's decline is more rapid and obvious than Biden's.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13098413/Biden-Trump-Cognitive-Decline-Worse.html

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They're buddies or maybe Trump is just PUTAin's lap-dog.

Or the other way around.

The man sold out and will sell out to the highest bidder, whether it's the US, Ukraine or whatever.

Dunno, 74 million say different.

As long as it serves him and his clan!

I see.

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Corrupt US special interest globalists

you can’t disparage globalists anymore, Hope. Orban threw his lot in with Beijing and Soros.

sorry, you need to create a new boogieman.

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he supports the authoritarian.

I don’t.

yeah, yeah you do.

you want a guy that gets things done. Freedom and Human rights are a secondary concern. You forget posting that?

we haven’t

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Even Fox are finding it hard to spin this poll. Beaten by a President who died of pneumonia after 31 days in office.

https://news.yahoo.com/fox-news-report-trumps-dismal-063325086.html

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JimizoToday  09:45 am JST

If you listen to him speak recently, you need to get through the fog of confusing logic and slurring to realise this and he was already starting from a low bar. I saw a clip of him gibbering about the Civil War recently - a complete mess

He’s declining very badly. He’s sounding frail.

Even The Daily Mail, a very conservative-inclined tabloid in the UK, is publishing articles saying Trump's decline is more rapid and obvious than Biden's.

It’s very noticeable now. It’s not as if Trump ever had the kind of intellectual horsepower or eloquence of presidents like Bill Clinton or Obama, but watching Trump now makes it clear he’s got serious problems.

He’s even losing the shouty, rabble-rousing energy he had. He’s sounding frail.

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Kurumazaka 2Today  09:51 am JST

Trump is pointing out that he considers himself to be America's Navalny.

somehow suspect Mr. Navalny would have been more than a bit offended by that comparison

Important point, Trump views Navalny as LIKE Biden, simply a PUPPET of their globalist special $interest elite intent on their transactional destabilization.

Trump and Putin possible affinity is their REAL political adversaries, not puppet politicians like Navalny or Biden, but their globalist $backers, including exiled oligarchs etc.

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HopeSpringsEternalToday 09:49 am JST

Corrupt US special interest globalists, so intent on their Putin revenge, put Navalny in a terrible spot with their massive $support and drummed up foreign "Hollywood & media" fame. Russians could no longer trust Navalny.

Navalny become the outsider within Russia, because he was not representing Russians, but rather these foreign interests, including many oligarchs in exile.

Trump see the same thing in US domestic politics of course, establishment political elite, crooked and paid off, representing not the people or country's interest but rather the same globalists and THEIR special interests.

Trump views his election content with puppet/Biden, backed by same folks who were backing Navalny. That's the basis for any affinity Trump may have for Putin, both up against the same globalist transactional destabilizers.

So Navalny was murdered because he was a globalist and you are telling us that Trump has a plan to do the same in the US and this is a good thing? Just boiling things down to the salient points.

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Important point, Trump views Navalny as LIKE Biden, simply a PUPPET of their globalist special $interest elite intent on their transactional destabilization.

Trump and Putin possible affinity is their REAL political adversaries, not puppet politicians like Navalny or Biden, but their globalist $backers, including exiled oligarchs etc

Overusing ‘puppet’, ‘globalist’ and ‘transactional’ quite a bit there.

Repeating them doesn’t really add much.

I’d be careful with ‘elites’. Trump is about as elite as it gets. This is a man scamming the less fortunate for money he says he doesn’t need.

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Trump's rambling non sequiturs keep reminding us how unfit he is for office, but instead belongs in an institution for the senile in a room of his own (with steel bars).

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Nah, anyone in the US who watches FOX or CNN sees how Biden is on a severe cognitive decline while Trump just seems to get stronger and stronger. It's amazing how sharp Trump is.

Only the dishonest would say they see no marked decline in Trump.

I’d put the odds on him not being fit enough to make it to November at much shorter than 50/1.

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Donald Trump & Tucker Carlson giving Putin lap dances is the best the republicans can do in dealing with the little dictator.

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Craven conniving coward.

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This week Putin trashed the Tucker interview. Called him weak.

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This week Putin trashed the Tucker interview. Called him weak.

And then there are these guys on Russian TV. Is this translation accurate?

https://twitter.com/i/status/1758678672716779955

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Trump only breaks silence one way. That doesn't smell so good. Trump has no comment.

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Open Borders, Rigged Elections, and Grossly Unfair Courtroom Decisions are DESTROYING AMERICA. WE ARE A NATION IN DECLINE, A FAILING NATION! 

All true.

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yeah, yeah you do.

No, no I don’t.

you want a guy that gets things done. Freedom and Human rights are a secondary concern.

I’m an American first democracy guy.

You forget posting that?

we haven’t

Good for you if you think so.

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Trump only breaks silence one way. That doesn't smell so good. Trump has no comment.

What? You are…very unique.

I’d be careful with ‘elites’. Trump is about as elite as it gets.

When it comes to money, yes. When it comes to politics, nowhere near anything close to that. Careful.

This is a man scamming the less fortunate for money he says he doesn’t need.

74 million think that about our current government, just ask the millions of people that left NYC and California

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Democracy is journey, full of imperfections and it's never perfect. However, when participants lose their core values and their fiduciary responsibilities to their citizens and country, that's when it goes off the rails.

Even appearance of corruption or unethical behavior can be politically toxic or even fatal. Navalny and Biden have been compromised by their backers. Evidence and testimony - overwhelming. Mr. Trump, while certainly flawed is not a puppet of others. Trump's TRUE appeal.

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HopeSpringsEternalToday  11:01 am JST

Even appearance of corruption or unethical behavior can be politically toxic or even fatal. Navalny and Biden have been compromised by their backers. Evidence and testimony - overwhelming. Mr. Trump, while certainly flawed is not a puppet of others. Trump's TRUE appeal.

> Evidence and testimony

Ahhh 'Evidence and testimony', yes yes, the FBI informant who was just charged for lying to the FBI about Biden's bribery (nothing-burger) scandal.

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However, when participants lose their core values and their fiduciary responsibilities to their citizens and country, that's when it goes off the rails.

Evidence and testimony - overwhelming.

Trump's TRUE appeal.

Every accusation is a confession with these people.

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Even appearance of corruption or unethical behavior can be politically toxic or even fatal. 

like a $1.6 billion estate or a $700 million super yacht?

that kind of appearance of corruption or unethical behavior?

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Mr. Trump, while certainly flawed is not a puppet of others.

Exactly.

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njca4Today  11:18 am JST

HopeSpringsEternalToday  11:01 am JST

Even appearance of corruption or unethical behavior can be politically toxic or even fatal. Navalny and Biden have been compromised by their backers. Evidence and testimony - overwhelming. Mr. Trump, while certainly flawed is not a puppet of others. Trump's TRUE appeal.

 Evidence and testimony

Ahhh 'Evidence and testimony', yes yes, the FBI informant who was just charged for

Afraid there are dozens and dozens of witnesses and testimony, highly credible and corroborated. Bank records don't lie either. Point remains, Democracy is very fragile, and politicians easily bought off or compromised.

This informant above had a long well-paid history with FBI, so the fact that he's being charged now, very odd and unusual but it is political 'silly season'.

Trump's not compromised by $backers like Biden and Navalny, but rather by himself and his aggressive behavior, so it's quite a contrast to say the least.

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