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Trump: Deadly violence in Germany is 'attack on humanity'

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I still can't imagine Trump (or his wife) doing something presidential such as attending ceremonies to console victims of terror attacks, school shootings and so on. Has he ever publicly shown compassion to anyone? Trump is in for a lot of wake-up calls after Jan 20.

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We should start a registry of white Christian upper class Republican males, as they apparently represent the greatest threat to the security and stability of America.

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“All along, I’ve been proven to be right, 100 percent correct,”

Prepare for four years of this blustering (and wrong as usual) bullsh-t.

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I still can't imagine Trump (or his wife) doing something presidential such as attending ceremonies to console victims of terror attacks, school shootings and so on. Has he ever publicly shown compassion to anyone? Trump is in for a lot of wake-up calls after Jan 20.

Then you don't know the man, what and how he was during the campaign and how he has been throughout his professional career two very entirely different people. The difference is, he just won't put a political spin on it and call a tragedy like this "work place" violence.

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Why does there have to be a ceremony ? He spent an entire day listening to flood victims in Louisiana churches and homes and just three weeks ago with the victims of the Ohio State shooting.

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Then you don't know the man, what and how he was during the campaign and how he has been throughout his professional career two very entirely different people.

Jekyll and Hyde. Should that reassure us?

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bass4funk

That's right, I don't know the man. And neither do you. But please give me an example of when you saw Donald Trump and his wife publicly show compassion for someone. It's probably the most difficult job a leader has to do and I have seen no indication of it in Trump's personality. His wife comes across as an iceberg.

Anyway, I fear that Trump is going to have console victims of bombings, shootings and natural disasters many times over the next few years, so maybe he will learn to do it. I guess every president has to.

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Jekyll and Hyde. Should that reassure us?

No, it should make you question the version of Trump that you've been sold.

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@Lizz, if you had said Trump stayed overnight in Lousiana, I'd be super duper impressed. But he flies home every night. Can you imagine Teddy Roosevelt, who spent months on unmapped Amazonian rivers, needing to return to his penthouse daily?

And are you sure Ohio State had a shooting? I recall a car and knife attack.

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So Trump condemns the terrorist attack in Germany and all the left-wingers turn it into an attack on Trump and " white Christian upper class Republican males"? How sick and sad can they get?

When Merkel heard about this terrorist attack, her first words were that she "hoped it was not a refugee who did it;: when Obama heard about it he went out to play a round of golf. Makes me wonder whose side they are on.

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I still can't imagine Trump (or his wife) doing something presidential such as attending ceremonies to console victims

I think you've chosen the wrong word, "console". Strangers can try to console victims, but really, only family and friends work. Any President that attempts to "console" victims is acting. Showing/giving support, which Trump has done and Lizz has proven, would fit.

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All along, I’ve been proven to be right, 100 percent correct.

Way to be yuuugly right, Donald! What's more important than the victims is your ego. I'm good at making predictions about things which will obviously happen, too, so here's one: Sometime during your presidency, a disturbed white male will massacre up to 20 people with an assault rifle somewhere in America, but it won't matter because the perpetrator will be white and the weapon a gun.

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“All along, I’ve been proven to be right, 100 percent correct,”

Check out the big brain on Donald. Who else could propose a blanket ban on all members of a religion, and then when one of them commits a terrorist act gets to congratulate himself on being 'proven to be right'.

I propose a ban on all semiautomatic assault rifles in the United States. I predict that in the near future, sadly, I will be proven to be 100 percent correct.

@Realist

Makes me wonder whose side they are on.

Of course it does. Because you inhabit a black and white universe.

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That's right, I don't know the man. And neither do you.

Exactly, we both don't know the man.

But please give me an example of when you saw Donald Trump and his wife publicly show compassion for someone.

He's not even sworn in yet and by the way, how do we know he hasn't behind the scenes? Can you unequivocally say, he hasn't ? Ever? People often act different privately or publicly. All leaders are like that.

It's probably the most difficult job a leader has to do and I have seen no indication of it in Trump's personality. His wife comes across as an iceberg.

Iceberg? So many of us felt the same about the Obama's. I'm just saying, the feeling goes both ways.

Anyway, I fear that Trump is going to have console victims of bombings, shootings and natural disasters many times over the next few years, so maybe he will learn to do it. I guess every president has to.

I agree with you on that 100%

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if you had said Trump stayed overnight in Lousiana, I'd be super duper impressed.

Lol. Remember first that he wasn't supposed to go at all because the massive influx of police and first responders to help block roads and provide security would bring the relief effort to a screeching halt.

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So Trump condemns the terrorist attack in Germany

How bold of him!

all the left-wingers turn it into an attack on Trump and " white Christian upper class Republican males"?

The way they run the country is definitely a bigger problem in America than Muslims.

When Merkel heard about this terrorist attack, her first words were that she "hoped it was not a refugee who did it;: when Obama heard about it he went out to play a round of golf.

Contrary to Trump's instant "it was the Muslims" tweet, it's standard for the US president to refrain from saying too much about attacks in foreign countries until the leader of said country makes an official statement, whether publicly or privately. What was Obama supposed to do? Pester Merkel for more information? Send security to every Christmas celebration in the country?

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The German leadership were wise in bringing such cultural enrichment for all Germans.

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The German leadership were wise in bringing such cultural enrichment for all Germans.

It wasn't about cultural enrichment, it was about giving refuge to people whose homes are in rubble. You guys talk about compassion for the attack victims, which is completely understandable, but what about compassion for the refugees. The attacker was one man, but people like you will use this as an excuse to stop all immigration, and that's probably what the terrorist wanted.

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The problem with what Merkel did was this blind (or fully understood) faith that bringing a million Muslims (who don't assimilate anywhere except the Middle East) and expecting them to somewhat conform to German morals and standards has torn their country apart. I lived there for the past 5 years and its not a pleasant thing. So the first thing Merkel says is she hopes its not a refugee. How self serving can one be? The media there hides stories and the polezei (police) also hide the races/religions of those arrested because of the PC atmosphere of the left leaning government.

At least Trump wants to take this head on and address the hard issues.

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Trump: Deadly violence in Germany is 'attack on humanity'

Donald Trump, your election is a an attack on humanity.

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@Lizz, Louisiana police actions after Katrina ultimately cost the city of New Orleans millions of dollars this week in payouts to people shot and framed by the police. Explain that one to us with an LOL or two.

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It wasn't about cultural enrichment, it was about giving refuge to people whose homes are in rubble.

Exactly!

You guys talk about compassion for the attack victims, which is completely understandable, but what about compassion for the refugees.

Especially when the refugees' homes have been reduced to rubble in the name of humanity and fighting terrorism.

The attacker was one man, but people like you will use this as an excuse to stop all immigration, and that's probably what the terrorist wanted.

Spot on!

If these millions of refugees had gone to Mosul or Raqqa, we would have called them terrorists and would have faulted them for joining with IS. But they didn't do that, did they? When the chips were down and they had to flee, where did they go? Did they go to Raqqa or Mosul to join with IS? NO. Did they go to Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States or the rest of the muslim world? Some did because they had no choice. But they, by and large, chose to go to the West. When they needed help, they came to us. They chose us over their ME cousins. They chose us over IS. It was a PR disaster for IS. THAT'S WHY IS is sending THEIR people to drive a wedge between us and the refugees. And what do we do? Take the bait like a bunch of idiots.

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We should start a registry of white Christian upper class Republican males, as they apparently represent the greatest threat to the security and stability of America.

Had this been said about anyone but white christian republican males, more than a few people here would have labeled you as a hate-filled racist, I will label you a such right now. With those words, you have truly demeaned yourself, and your character.

When the Iraq war was being debated on the senate floor, I seem to remember quite a few non-white-male christians voting to attack Iraq. Hillary's was the strongest voice, if I remember correctly, and she was listened to closely because her and her husband had been going on about Saddam and WMD long before Bush even ran for president. Am I right? I also remember a Diane Feinstein, certainly not a white male christian republican, who also voted for the war. Her and her husband profited rather immensely from the war, if I recall correctly, his being a major military contractor and all. 28 democrat senators voted for the Iraq war. And please don't say they were duped by Bush, as many of these democrat senators were on the intelligence and defense committees, and had been since before Bush ran for office. I would daresay that Bush was the one who was duped, and he was the stupidest of the bunch.

We are lucky enough to live in a fairly large world, and there are a great number of countries which are not run by white male christians. These are generally countries were the median income is under $5 per day, and were religious, racial, class, and political hatred exist on a scale you probably can't comprehend. And many of the people who live in these countries would gladly cut off a limb to leave their home countries, and move to a place run why white christian men. You could easily move to one of these countries, and you could be farther away from that group of people you love to hate.

But you can go on and nurse your self hatred, your racial and religious intolerance while you pretend that those you hate are worse than yourself, which probably isn't true. You don't see yourself as part of the problem, which you certainly are. You demand a job which pays a decent wage, you demand clean water, electricity which works 24 hours a day, good infrastructure that can carry you where you want to go, whenever you want to go there. You want quality clothes and other goods for a reasonable price, and a bunch of other things. You fail to realize that your desire for the lifestyle you enjoy is partially maintained by that class of people whom you despise, and that they go to great lengths, so far as to topple foreign governments, in order to keep the flow of energy, materials, and goods flowing. They aren't being entirely selfless, because they and their friends depend on these things to a greater scale than you do, but you are partially responsible for everything they do.

The funniest thing is that as far as Trump is concerned, it was not white christian republican males who voted him into office. This group of people always votes the same way, as they did in the previous two elections against Obama. The people who voted Trump into office were the independent and swing voters, made up primarily of people with no party affiliation, no particular religious affiliation, as well as a fairly large number of minorities. More women voted for Trump than for Hillary, right? But you are the antithesis to the white male christian republican, and begin so, you are identical to him with your racial, religious, and political bias. Thankfully neither they nor you are the ones who choose who becomes president, the choice is made by that rather small percentage of free thinkers who are not blinded by party or religious affiliations, and who are capable of voting for a candidate on his or her merits, rather than which party he or she belongs to.

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Then you don't know the man

Please tell us what Trump was really like at the NBC interviews.

At least Trump wants to take this head on and address the hard issues.

Specifically what is he going to do?

Had this been said about anyone but white christian republican males

White christian republican males believe in the Jesus zombie. And yes, Jesus is a zombie. People who really believe that Jesus exist(ed) literally believe in zombies.

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