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I just love American stand-up comedy.

10 ( +17 / -7 )

The United States is not “a laughing stock all over the world”. The United States, particularly the Republican part of it, is a serious worry.

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"The radical Democrats want to turn the United States into a communist country," he continued. "We won those elections. We won them big. We can't let them get away with it."

Dancing to the oldies. Carnival atmosphere is right, a little escapism.

"We are done having our lives controlled by politicians in Washington.” Sounds like a commie to me.

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“MAGA Woodstock”

The real Woodstock had drugs, mud, sex and nudity, none of which (fortunately) applies here. It also had some great music, not an embittered septuagenarian droning on and on about an election he claims he won, against all the evidence.

I know which “Woodstock” I’d rather have been at.

7 ( +11 / -4 )

I wonder if there is a point where trump actually started believing his own lies about the election results. Or, everyday does he think to himself, gotta put on this act and keep going with this thing.

Either way, he just looks completely checked out of reality when he goes down that path. It’s clearly only doing him harm at this point. I guess his ego is priority over all else.

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It was a greatest hits of Trumpism, playing all the expected notes: a stolen election, the unfairness of the media, open borders and how the United States has become "a laughing stock all over the world."

Tell us one documented, proven case of voter fraud in the 2020 election.

6 ( +16 / -10 )

a stolen election, the unfairness of the media, open borders and how the United States has become "a laughing stock all over the world."

In addition, to those, he seems to have left out his attacks on his imaginary demons like 'deep state", "cancel culture' plus 'fake news'. Given many of the the people in the picts are not wearing masks, he must have reminded them that according to him, as he calls himself their favorite whatever " it's un-American to wear masks, soon he'll substitute "American" for Trumpian, while he and his followers continue their assaults on American institutions, American and democratic systems and replace them with Trump approved ones, ones that will further benefit him and his fellow rich, especially those in big oil and petrochemical industries around the globe.

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Stacy Abrams also said the same in Georgia about her loss.

Trump sent his people to invade the Capitol and they were going to hang Pence. Also, Trump refused to leave the WH.

5 ( +9 / -4 )

Illegal incursions have shot up during the current administration

According to Hannity is 10 million per month

5 ( +5 / -0 )

And then he did

Like what? Cancelled net neutrality? It made the bad internet service in the USA worse. Cancelled ObamaCare and what is TrumpCare? It doesn't even exist. (except for injecting Mr. Clean for COVID treatment). Trump tax tarrifs? Things are expensive in the USA now (not Japan)

And he encouraged the fight literally against illegals ,right about that and Patrick Crusius listened. Trump encourages his people to shoot the illegals.

Plus he can at least still string words together in (mostly) comprehensible sentences

He's bringing back net netrality and Obamacare. He also wants to build more trains. What's wrong with that? They work well in Japan.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

Trump. Loser.

4 ( +12 / -8 )

Trump was introduced at his Arizona rally with the walkout song for WWE wrestler The Undertaker.

What could be more MAGA-world or more accurate...a fake being introduced by a fake....

It didn't mention it but I assumed he urged all his supporters to get the vaccination, assuring them that it was "safe and it works"....and was then booed and jeered....

Or maybe he lobbed another insult at Ron DeSantis for being "gutless" for not saying whether he had a booster...and was booed and jeered...

The fleecing of the flock that began in 2016 continues....MAGA = More Americans Grifted Again...

4 ( +9 / -5 )

I have nothing wrong with what Trump said here.

Really? The claims of a stolen election have no evidence and are purely a faith-based commitment to Donald Trump as part of his personality cult.

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might want to listen to Carville:

Might want to listen to Ann Coulter....

*Conservative pundit Ann Coulter has launched an attack on Donald Trump, calling the former president a "liar and con man" after he criticized politicians who refuse to say whether they've received a COVID-19 booster shot—an apparent swipe at Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.*

https://www.newsweek.com/ann-coulter-donald-trump-booster-ron-desantis-covid-vaccine-1668929

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He took more than $10 million for his new "Truth" social network but no truth in seeing it up and running. 

The year just started be patient…

That’s how he gets ya! Promising a glimmer of hope for the hopeless whilst emptying your wallet.

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He just called any US citizen who disagrees with him a racist White segregationist traitor by comparing them to historical figures who were that.

”read the transcript”

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Anyone who isnt Trump but keeps his successful policies would be well considered.

Lack of net neutrality? No thanks! Japan has net neutrality and Internet is much better and cheaper. TrumpCare? No thanks. The Trump wall? You just need ladders and shovels. No thanks. Cancel TPP? No thanks (and Trump people think that Obama created TPP and that is completely false). The Trump tax (tariffs where they don't even exist in the virtual free trade zone of Japan). No thanks and making things more expensive in the USA...and look at how Japan is much cheaper with their zero tariffs. Trump's policies are all bad. The above specifics prove it.

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It was a greatest hits of Trumpism, playing all the expected notes: a stolen election, the unfairness of the media, open borders and how the United States has become "a laughing stock all over the world."

Stolen election - in a state where he managed to get his own corrupt audit stacked with his own supporters - who then validated the count was accurate - and even found more votes for Biden. And it cost them $6 million... Talk abut a laughing stock...

https://www.azmirror.com/2021/09/23/arizona-audit-finds-biden-won-by-more-votes-and-no-evidence-of-fraud/

There was a carnival feeling for much of the day.

Indeed - with lots of clowns....

Flags proclaiming "Trump 2020" and "Trump 2024" fluttered in the desert wind, as chants of "Let's Go Brandon" erupted from the good-natured crowd. The slogan has become code in right-wing circles after a news reporter mistook coarse anti-Biden chants.

Must have been one FBI plant in the audience leading and inciting the entire MAGA-throng...

The mega-MAGA-fleecing of the flock continues...

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I wonder if there is a point where trump actually started believing his own lies about the election

His people do. They raided the Capitol. They compare Trump to Abrams? Abrams did nothing destructive like Trump. She didn't order her people to attack like Trump did. Trump literally declared war. And it's no wonder Matt Gaetz wants Trump to be president so bad since it looks like Gaetz might be arrested soon for child sex trafficking and would have wanted Trump to pardon him.

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Tell us one documented, proven case of voter fraud in the 2020 election.

Quite a few, but all have been by Trump supporters so far.

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Strange that a man of such little religious faith should guide and lead the so-called faithful.

Faithful to what?

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Another chapter of the freak show!

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But last week, Trump ventured onto National Public Radio (NPR), where he said he recommends that people get vaccinated against COVID-19 -- a hot-button issue in the United States, where there is widespread vaccine hesitancy on the right.

There was a carnival feeling for much of the day.

Yes indeed, for only $100, you too can go to a "carnival-like" Trump rally where you can be entertained by carnival-like fraudsters and hucksters who only want to take your money...

Then you can listen to your hero tell you the hated COVID vaccine "works and it's safe" - and encourage all the attendees to go right out and get jabbed.....with a vaccine they think is poison....

Welcome to the MAGA-carnival...

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So do our Trump supporters here believe his idea that mass voter fraud took place in 2020 and Trump actually won?

They are incredibly coy about this.

It’s a simple question.

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Donald who?

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Woodstock?

Heck, that's a leap of faith!

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Yes, I can confirm that is what he said. 

Stacy Abrams also said the same in Georgia about her loss.

So, you have 3 choices.

They are both right.

They are both wrong.

One of them is right and the other is wrong.

Which one is it?

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Trump people: What's wrong with a different and decent Republican? But with Trump people, it can only be Trump, it has to be Trump no matter what. And if Trump dies then it can still only be Trump for President. Period. That is why Trump's people invaded the Capitol. Even if Abrams is a sourpus did she ask her people to invade anything? No!

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Stacy Abrams also said the same in Georgia about her loss.

Did she?

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Can't wait for the next Trump rally....where he;

Says DeSantis is "gutless", and that his wife is ugly and his father a left-wing terrorist....

Calls Pence a "filthy traitor" for not subverting the Constitution and declaring Trump the winner....

Blames Pompeo for the Afghan surrender agreement - "it's all his fault"....

Says Nikki Haley isn't really American - was born in India - and her birth certificate is forged....

Says he has evidence Ted Cruz own numerous condos in Cancun....

Welcome to MAGA-wars....

Of course this farce will continue until the date he has to declare himself a candidate - then he'll defer because he can't stand losing again. So expect more rallies where the cheapest ticket is $100 and the most expensive $7500...got to keep paying those lawyers....

Then it will come down to who will grovel the most - my bet is on Cruz, he's an expert and has been groveling since 2016...

Of course, they'll all have to go to Rikers Island to grovel...if the warden lets them in....

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Must have been one FBI plant in the audience leading and inciting the entire MAGA-throng...

In the Fall we should know more..

For sure. Once Bannon, McCarthy, Jordan, Meadows, et al, are all forced to testify instead of hiding behind the law "like the mob"....we'll know a lot more. Maybe even all the curse words McCarthy called Trump on Jan 6th...

The mega-MAGA-fleecing of the flock continues...

Good

Thanks - no better admission it's all a cult...

2 ( +6 / -4 )

Trump said that Biden stole the election with voter fraud.

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The man is back! Kudos!

This made me chuckle harder than anything in recent memory. Kudos.

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Love how so many people are getting that Trump derange syndrome, Makes me smile and laugh, Please keep it coming!

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The current President is also growing meaner and angrier. His speeches are divisive and full of hateful rhetoric, comparing people who disagree with him over a political issue to Bull Connor or Jefferson Davis. His frustration is understandable given his horrible approval ratings.

You make it sound like this ‘Woodstock’ was a love fest.

If Biden starts talking about his rivals as dogs and pigs or goes on a Twitter rant with Bette Midler instead of doing his job, then you can worry.

In the meantime he’s far more Presidential than the last guy.

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thats a dagger to the throat of democracy when you question our elections.

Can you think of any examples of someone in the article above who questions the integrity os US elections?

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Say what you like about him, at least Trump still has people to rally. Biden couldn't draw flies during the election campaign. It is painfully obvious that he benefitted solely from a combination of the pandemic and the anti-Trump hysteria ginned up by the media and the Democratic Party (but I repeat myself).

God forbid the next election is a repeat of 2016.... Hillary has been making noises lately about a comeback. At least she is lucid, unlike the current occupant of the White House.

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I have nothing wrong with what Trump said here.

OK, so you're fully vaccinated and encourage all others to get vaxed too....good....

The more the media and left wingers try to portray trump and his followers as a type of psycho religion, the more I’m convinced the left is a looney cult in itself.

I believe this is called self-projection....and you really need to read this;

https://www.wsj.com/articles/its-kind-of-like-an-addiction-on-the-road-with-trumps-rally-diehards-11567762200

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I'm loving it! And so is China and Russia!

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The current President is also growing meaner and angrier. His speeches are divisive and full of hateful rhetoric, comparing people who disagree with him over a political issue to Bull Connor or Jefferson Davis. His frustration is understandable given his horrible approval ratings.

Most people were willing to give him a chance until his incompetence and poor choice of cabinet began to show. Now they yearn for the halcyon days of 2018-19, with a booming economy and jobs for all. With no Little Kim shooting his rockets. With energy production at a high and gas prices low.

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Trump people: What's wrong with a different and decent Republican?

Nothing at all. Anyone who isnt Trump but keeps his successful policies would be well considered.

We gave you one, Ron DeSantis, and you immediately attacked him too.

Please name a "different and decent Republican" who you would accept. (without choosing a Trump hater who would have Obama/Biden policies instead).

-5 ( +2 / -7 )

Trump is the sad clown in a one-ring circus.

To most liberals, could be…

He took more than $10 million for his new "Truth" social network but no truth in seeing it up and running.

The year just started be patient…

Still spreading his Big Lie because he can't man up and accept his historical defeat. The big man is the small bully in the schoolyard.

The name calling is not going to discourage or stop Trump or any of his followers or dissuade them in any capacity. The Dems had their run with turning the country on its head. Tick tick.

-5 ( +4 / -9 )

Democrats were given 1 year to show they could "govern".

Now we just have a divisive President screaming at people and calling them racists.

It was first that people cant vote, now its election subversion?

Who again is the one calling into question the fairness of our elections? that would be our current President who claims you can vote and "someone" wont count it. thats a dagger to the throat of democracy when you question our elections.

And the state legislative bodies continue to change the law not as to who can vote, but who gets to count the vote — count the vote. Count the vote! It’s about election subversion, not just whether or not people get to vote. Who counts the vote? That’s what this is about. That’s what makes this so different than anything else we’ve ever done.

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but no truth in seeing it up and running

its available on 21 February, "President's Day".

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If Biden starts talking about his rivals as dogs and pigs or goes on a Twitter rant with Bette Midler instead of doing his job, then you can worry. 

He just called any US citizen who disagrees with him a racist White segregationist traitor by comparing them to historical figures who were that.

that’s much worse, sorry. he also questioned our election system.

So be worried.

-6 ( +2 / -8 )

I agree about one thing, Trump WAS made at being the butt of Obama's jokes. That is when he probably decided, "I can do your job, sunshine. Just watch me". And then he did. Took out a large group of impressive GOP candidates to gain the nomination, then beat "the most qualified person to ever run for President" in the election. Love him or hate him, you gotta be impressed by that.

Plus he can at least still string words together in (mostly) comprehensible sentences, and has the energy to hold large rallies like this one. Can't see the current President having either the physical energy or the mental capacity to do that.

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Yes, I can confirm that is what he said.

Stacy Abrams also said the same in Georgia about her loss.

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Not name-calling. Trump calls it the Big Lie and on every occasion spreads it.

Well….I’ll say this to that, the left cannot and will never stop him or his followers to believe that. The left believes what they want and the right believes what they want and the left can’t demand or make the right believe in what they want, so as long as they do that the left are just spinning their wheels.

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Nothing gets the false comments and the whining going like a fun Trump rally.

might want to listen to Carville:

https://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/589963-carville-advises-democrats-to-quit-being-a-whiny-party

-10 ( +3 / -13 )

Nothing gets the false comments and the whining going like a fun Trump rally. 

might want to listen to Carville:

One thing about Carville, he’s one of the smartest Democrats around, a shame that the vast majority don’t listen to him. It could save them a lot of grief.

-10 ( +3 / -13 )

It was a greatest hits of Trumpism, playing all the expected notes: a stolen election, the unfairness of the media, open borders and how the United States has become "a laughing stock all over the world."

I have nothing wrong with what Trump said here. The more the media and left wingers try to portray trump and his followers as a type of psycho religion, the more I’m convinced the left is a looney cult in itself.

-11 ( +14 / -25 )

The man is back! Kudos!

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