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Trump says America in crisis - and he'll fix it 'fast'

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Mr Empty promises You can't even unite your own party, you are talking of uniting the whole country.

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Make the world great again.DUMP TRUMP!

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Trump IS the crisis.

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U.S. Liberals hate Mr. Trump because he will not offer them free stuff. We taxpayers who support your lifestyle have an answer for them: Go out and get a job. . . .

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Is there anything Trump didn't promise?

(Wall excepted)

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A rather bold statement that liberals don't have jobs... care to back it up?

Nope. Just like Trump. No rational policies, just words and ...... the wall

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After watching Mr. Trump's acceptance speech tonight, as a registered independent voter, I was impressed that he said things that no one else has had the guts to say about Obama & Mrs. Bill Clinton. The best political speech of this campaign cycle.

What U.S. liberals fail to grasp is he didn't have to go through this ordeal of campaigning: he could taken his money and enjoyed an exclusive private life. Instead, he chose to tackle the ills that our nation has been put through through for nearly eight years and fight for all the American people.

For once, I have agree with Michael Moore: Mr. Trump is going to win in 110 days from now. . . .

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Mr Empty promises You can't even unite your own party, you are talking of uniting the whole country.

He doesn't have to worry about uniting the party, the people spoke, it's his party now and the people will determine the outcome, either the GOP will fall in line or they can go somewhere else, but the people could care less what the party generally thinks.

Can't wait to see what empty promises Hillary will spout out. One thing for sure, she will gladly take your money without a doubt.

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The problem I see is the same burocrats he promises to change half were in the convention. The other half will be in Philadelphia next week.

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Agree. I especially liked how he blasted HRC & Obama for allowing islamic refugees into the US. They don't belong here. They don't deserve America.

I agree.

The Black CNN commentator said it was the most divisive speech he'd ever heard. Not me, it was very straightforward -America 1st. How wrong is that?

You're talking about Van Jones. I mean, what do you expect? Actually, I have a lot of respect for Van Jones, he's a good Democratic strategist, but of course he's a partisan liberal, I don't fault him for that, but he's not a crazy radical bomb thrower.

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"Every nation gets the government it deserves."

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bass4funkJUL. 22, 2016 - 01:19PM JST Can't wait to see what empty promises Hillary will spout out. One thing for sure, she will gladly take your money without a doubt.

She will take like unlike Dumb Trump who scammed hard working Americans of their hard earned cash with his scam called Trump University.

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But who's going to do the actual work and make all the hard decisions since Kasich refused an offer to be "the most powerful vice president in history"? Mike Pence?

http://edition.cnn.com/2016/07/20/politics/john-kasich-donald-trump-vice-president/index.html

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"Every nation gets the government it deserves."

That right!! TRUMP/PENCE 2017

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This convention rallied in support of law and order. Now for next week it is BLM and the families of proven justified police shootings featured. The polar opposite!

How is it we are all the same and in large percentages be so very different? Now, let's be mature here. Saying conservatives are stupid, racist, sexist or in a bubble is non productive. We know that's just elementary school level insults. Why are liberals and conservatives polar opposites at times?

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Trump promises nothing more than remedial solutions to complex problems.

No wonder idiots love him. And racists. And bigots. The head of the Republican Asylum. Here's looking at ya, Lyin' Don.

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“I have joined the political arena so that the powerful can no longer beat up on people that cannot defend themselves,” Trump said

. More like, I have joined the political arena so that I can scam the entire nation without fear.

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I have joined the political arena so that the powerful can no longer beat up on people that cannot defend themselves.

Ha ha ha! Seriously: Nobody who has every worked with Trump appeared at the convention because he stiffs everyone whenever possible. Google "Trump stiffs employees" for articles from across the spectrum. It is no secret that Trump uses his power to stiff those in a less advantageous positions than he, many time seemingly simply because he can. And yet the suckers still buy it.

Sheesh, can't wait until November when we'll finally be rid of this clown.

http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/282933-report-trump-has-refused-to-pay-hundreds-of-workers

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That was the loooongest speech in the history of for ever.

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Mr. Trump addressed the issues that America's minority community's needed to hear. He was willing to talk about our country's inner-city destruction and their right to live safely. Establishment politicians from both parties have ignored these glaring problems. . . .

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Donald Trump pledged to cheering Republicans and still-skeptical voters Thursday night that as president he will restore the safety they fear they’re losing,

Not "the safety they're losing", "the safety they fear they're losing". Because of course they aren't actually losing any safety.

It's not a good sign when the central plank of your campaign is solving an imaginary problem.

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I hope that wall has American flags all over it.

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Dont count those chickens Laguna. My bet is on Trump. And yes, Trump had featured non family Trump employees in the convention. They love him.

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Texas A&MRamenJUL. 22, 2016 - 02:08PM JST

You don't sound too "undecided" anymore there, heh. Tex.

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Ah, the emboldened American bigot.

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Proof super? Or just media repeat.

Trump hit a good on with "I'm for her" to " I'm for you".

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Mark, Trump played for his base; the convention likely only served to alienate constituencies he's already underwater with. The blatant misogyny, racism, and anti-intellectualism pervading the entire fiasco will come back to haunt him. The biggest beneficiary of the convention was Ted Cruz - and, for such an abhorrent man, that's saying a lot. Trump has zero chance.

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Make the world great again.DUMP TRUMP!

This comment fully and accurately illustrates the whole point: America first. This is an American presidential election. Not something stupid like the EU. It is up to the American people to dump Trump or vote him in, who cares what the outside world thinks.

The only reason why they're worried is because Trump won't serve their interests, but rather the interests of middle America. America for Americans first, NO exceptions!!

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I see it opposite Laguna. Hillary's near indictment, and more agree than not is should have been an indictment, will hurt her. She denied all allegations and all were proven true. This is not the charachter of a US president. Keep in mind 30,000 deleted emails and the ongoing Clinton foundation investigation.

The misogyny and racism are in word only. Actions show different.

Cruz as beneficiary is yet to be seen. He is gambling and not on a sure win either. He may have ended his political career. We will wait an see on this one.

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I love the way Trump laid out all his policies and solutions... oh, wait... Trump shows us once again that class is another thing money can't buy.

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Wc626JUL. 22, 2016 - 02:39PM JST The only reason why they're worried is because Trump won't serve their interests, but rather the interests of middle America. America for Americans first, NO exceptions!!

As he tried serving the interest of hard working Americans with his Trump university. No surprise, If he claims the world is not round, there are people who will believe him Some people have lost their ability to reason from a magic spell cast on them by dumb Trump.

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Trump is the Tribune of the Plebs in modern form. And we know how that worked out for Rome......

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"The misogyny and racism are in word only. Actions show different."

I'm sorry to ask you about this point again but it is confusing. You say Trump comes out with misogyny and racism but he actually isn't a misogynist nor a racist. I honestly think he doesn't believe half of the stuff he spouts. I can only assume he spouts this on the campaign trail to speak to a certain type of voter, namely racist, misogynist and bigoted voters, but you are adamant that Trump supporters are not these kind of voters.

Why does he say these things?

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Even CNN polls are showing 75% liked the speech. I have never heard a GOP candidate speak the way Trump did tonight. Never has a candidate gone on offense against the Democrats like the way Trump did tonight. Never have I seen liberal media (MSNBC and CNN) react like the way they have after his speech. That means only one thing: Trump struck a nerve and they (meaning Hillary, the Dems and their friends in the MSM) are in full-fledged panic mode.

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Trump is right. The U.S. is in a crisis...big time. Is he the right guy to fix it? I do not think so. Nor do I think Ms. Clinton is.

Our elected representatives care only for their self preservation and accumulation of power. I see nothing different in the 2 presidential candidates we have now.

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The misogyny and racism are in word only. Actions show different.

They're in words printed on buttons and T-shirts bought by delegates and worn openly in the arena. C'mon, you must have seen the Scott Baio Tweet - http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/scott-baio-speaker-republican-convention - it's offensiveness only parallels what actually is happening both with the Trump campaign and the GOP platform.

But let's talk actions. Imagine how moving it would have been to hear from actual objects of Trump’s kindness and compassion, rather than Rudy Giuliani and Trump’s family assuring us that it is so. You say actual Trump employees were invited as speakers? Name one, please. The con Don is pulling is sufficiently massive to work on the more feeble-brained, but those clued in have only been further alienated.

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David Duke has already tweeted his approval of this speech. He called it "great" and that he couldn't have said it better himself.

Couldn't have said it better? You don't need to, David. Just plagiarize it. No problem with that these days with the GOP.

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It was difficult to follow what he was saying, but at least Trump didn't mention Japan. He only mentioned trade issues with S. Korea and China. Why the change of heart about Japan?

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Trump promises nothing more than remedial solutions to complex problems. No wonder idiots love him. And racists. And bigots. The head of the Republican Asylum. Here's looking at ya, Lyin' Don.

Oh, the liberals are really nervous now and who could blame them? LOL

David Duke has already tweeted his approval of this speech. He called it "great" and that he couldn't have said it better himself. Couldn't have said it better? You don't need to, David. Just plagiarize it. No problem with that these days with the GOP.

Well, let's see what will happen next week at the DNC. Wonder how many of the racists BLM and the NBP will support Hillary and their institutionalized racists policies. By the way, Obama and the Dems plagiarize speeches as well. It's not a GOP only gaffe.

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Lots of folks use words. Trumps only producing words. For all you Trump supporters, I ask you this. What makes you think that he's going to turn his words into actions that fulfill the promise of his words? Especially looking at his personal actions throughout history and personality? One can always talk a good game, but can they actually play it? Now whose dreaming?

The saying still goes, "Believe NONE of what you HEAR, and HALF of what you SEE." If one is gullible enough to believe a person by their words it's no wonder our country is in the state it's in.

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“I have joined the political arena so that the powerful can no longer beat up on people that cannot defend themselves,” tell that to all the small investors that lost money from Trumps bankrupt companies all the while his personally wealth remained intact. this guys moral compass is broken and hes as fake as his toupee and crocodile smiles.

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America IS in crisis! Any Republican or Democratic who has the B@lls to pull the weeds from the garden gets my vote. Seems Trump is the only candidate willing to tell the truth and attempt to fix the damage. I think even Democrats deep down feel an emptiness with Hillary Clinton. She cannot even compare to Obama. A big part of me feels like she is a Republican disguised as a democrat and Trump is an Independent disguised as a Republican.

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@ otherworldly

Trump is like pulling weeds with napalm. He's even the same color.

Clinton is like trimming the weeds. If you don't keep an eye out, they'll grow back.

Sanders would've been like pulling the weeds by the roots.. and then smoking it.

But seriously, Trump offered to let Kasich handle all domestic and foreign policies as VP. The man just wants to be president without doing the work. He's a con-artist disguised as an orangutan, and you poor conservative suckers are his marks.

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That crowd looks similar to those North Korean crowds you see during the fevered Kim Jong Un mass birthday swoons, where the little masses are unable to comprehend these simple emotions in their heads.

Trump made a good decision in not letting his braindead plagiarizer wife to speak again, I'll give that to him

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One can see how he appeals to very simple folk. But, luckily, that is all and it won't be enough by a long shot.

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Your not wrong, thanks Trumppy!

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So many "rah rah" speeches and yet no mention of policy from Trump. Gives me the impression that he's simply too lazy to sit down and actually think of a hard plan of how he's going to accomplish all that he promises. He's only proven that he's vindictive to the point that his "plan" is simply to throw all those in jail, who don't agree or think in the same way he thinks, or build a wall to keep out all who don't look, or talk like him. He's proven that he doesn't like free speech, or the press and is not willing to do any form of diplomacy whatsoever. In fact, he's admitted that he is a fan of authoritarian governments and leaders.

So far, his "policy" is: If you speak out against him, he'll throw you in jail. If you look at him funny, he'll throw you in jail. If you protest against him, he'll throw you in jail. If you're a country that doesn't give him more than he's willing to give you, he'll bomb you.

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How are you going to save America by letting in islamic refugees? & not fixing illegal immigration? How can you save America if you do not vote for law and order?

But yeah, i agree. Save America. No more big government, no more obama care. Vote Trump 2016!!

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The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100mph, and the GOP drives us to Socialism at 90mph. The former has an immediate effect and the latter has a more gradual effect, but the ultimate end is the same. Both parties encroach upon our rights, the only difference being the methods employed. America needs to breakaway from this bipolar deadlock. From the tone of these comments, I wouldn’t even bet the doghouse on that happening anytime soon.

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American folk, one year from now, I'll be sure to remind you of how your inability to break free from years of obscene cognitive dissonance pushed you to participate in choosing the best of two horrendous individuals. Why? To continue perpetuating a failed system. 2008 us still fresh on my mind. I recall the vitriol I received when I mentioned the very same words about the liar du jour.one can only hope this cycle of making same decisions expecting different result to cease. But I won't be holding my breath very long for that glorious day. Just expect more of the same from a broken irreparable system.

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Hillary really is history.She needs a new hobby.Maybe needlepoint or baking bread. Just get her as far away from the Whitehouse as possible.

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But seriously, Trump offered to let Kasich handle all domestic and foreign policies as VP. The man just wants to be president without doing the work. He's a con-artist disguised as an orangutan, and you poor conservative suckers are his marks.

Are you serious? You're calling Trump a con artist??? Then what were those shenanigans that Hillary tried to play with the FBI? I didn't hide any emails, I didn't shred anything, I don't have any personal servers. You cannot get a more bigger con artist that HRC. She totally exemplifies the epitome of a true con artist.

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American folk, one year from now, I'll be sure to remind you of how your inability to break free from years of obscene cognitive dissonance pushed you to participate in choosing the best of two horrendous individuals.

I wouldn't get too smug, Fred. The same freak show is probably coming to your country soon. Unless you live in Asia, where most countries haven't gone completely bonkers yet.

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Speeches from politicians who didn't write them, promises they don't intend to keep and people who fall for it time and time again ! With DONALD CHUMP and BILLARY its merely a matter of who is the least UNTRUSTWORTY ! neither one is going to do anything for the average HARD WORKING CITIZEN!

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I never thought it could happen here, but Trump threatens to make America a totalitarian state. He scares the beejesus out of me.

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"I never thought it could happen here, but Trump threatens to make America a totalitarian state. He scares the beejesus out of me."

I think Gary Kasparov made the most chilling comment on the Trump speech. He said he's been hearing the same thing in Russia for the last 15 years.

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And the way obama gave iran a nuke deal, buddied up with Cuba, neglects the ISIS jv team and allows islamic refugees into the USA just scares the beejesus out of me too.

America needs law and order. Not spineless leadership.

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"I never thought it could happen here, but Trump threatens to make America a totalitarian state. He scares the beejesus out of me."

I think Gary Kasparov made the most chilling comment on the Trump speech. He said he's been hearing the same thing in Russia for the last 15 years.

Can't be worse than from the Tyrant that's already ruling over us. We have been practically living in a Totalitarian regime for the las 7 1/2 years.

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@Wc626

You keep posting how the US shouldn't 'be like everyone else'. The comparison of Trump with Putin is an interesting one. Who'd have thought it? The US right taking its lead from the style of a Ruskie bully boy. There's nothing new about Trump.

@Bass

You haven't been "practically living in a Totalitarian regime". Obama thrashed the insultingly pathetic, inane nonsense the GOP threw up twice in democratic elections.

Do you still share Ben Carson's fear that Obama will declare martial law before November? Do you also see Lucifer's diabolical hand at work in the Democrats?

Honk! Quack! ROFL!

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Trump will win this.

He is a great orator.

Regardless what you think of his content, his power as a speaker is undeniable.

Hilary's speeches are wishy-washy rubbish.

And how about Bill Clinton meeting Loretta Lynch at the airport before the FBI ruling on Hilary's emails?!

If anyone believes the cr@pola that they only talked about grandkids... then they must be deluded.

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Although he took to the airwaves past 10:30 p.m., EDT, and spoke for nearly an hour and 15 minutes, overnight TV ratings here in the states show Mr. Trump's acceptance speech was the most watched address in modern U.S. political history. Even CNN (the Clinton News Channel) has given Mr. Trump's speech an A+.

Heh, the liberal meltdown has started. . . .

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I'm not an American but, just watching the speeches this week, I feel that Trump will steamroll his way to the White House.

He really is a great speech maker.

That is so important.

Obama is/was a great speech maker too.

Hilary is not.

And now she has been tainted by this appalling meeting between Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch at the airport... all credibility is gone...

I feel she is on very thin ice... hanging on a thread.

Trump will only get stronger from here on in.

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According to a CNN / Clinton News Network poll, 75% of Americans felt positive about Trump's acceptance speech. How is this possible, Hillary supporters?

"Clinton, his far-more-experienced Democratic rival"

Her experience bites the big one.

"Democrats will formally nominate Clinton at their convention next week"

Unbelievable. Are they nuts?

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I'm not an American but, just watching the speeches this week, I feel that Trump will steamroll his way to the White House.

Cho, I AM an American and somewhat of a political junkie and I want to caution you that you are incorrect.

Can anyone on this site list a single concrete proposal made by the Donald during his speech? No - because there were none. All his bombast comes down to is "Trust me." I'd cry if not for the hilarity of traditional GOP coalitions surrendering their souls to a carnival barker. The "religious right" will never* recover after this. The concept that defense and foreign policy are in steadier hands with the GOP will never recover from this. The alliance GOP has held between main street and wall street will never recover from this. GOP outreaches to females and non-whites will never recover from this. GOP leadership will never recover. The party is irremediably broken. Bye-bye.

Listen, Trump when doing public speaking is treated like a six-week old labrador who has managed not to pee all over the floor for an entire evening: Look! he can read from a teleprompter! without going too far off-script! - and everyone applauds. But tomorrow will come when the balloons are all deflated and people who think turn their consideration to "What the hell was that?!" and Trump is again off the leash. Questions will come. Coalitions will reconsider. Erstwhile allies will panic. This is Trump's pinnacle. Enjoy it.

(By "never," I mean "in our lifetimes".)

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Tom Coyne, Democratic mayor of Brook Park, Ohio, is voting for Trump.

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You keep posting how the US shouldn't 'be like everyone else'.

Right. We shouldn't. You're from England, our mother country. England ditched the EU because they didn't want to be like the EU. It was the right decision don't you think?

As far a Putin, well he does his thing so America should do our thing too. Putin steps all over the Obama administration, in Syria. On the high seas. It's a perfect illustration of weak the US has become.. . . .dont git me started on Iran or how Obama shuns our democratic ally in ME -Isreal and Bibi.

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Donald J. Trump: "the billionaire businessman declared the nation’s problems too staggering to be fixed within the confines of traditional politics." - article

At leaste the Republicans have made clear they are on board with a Dictator.

'Nothing to see here, move along.'

Trump is really a fabulous fraud.

A loser business, on indictment for fraud, and the GOP-tea love his racism.

The November election is the National IQ test.

A loser fraud like Trump should do just fine.

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I AM an American and somewhat of a political junkie and I want to caution you that you are incorrect.

haha Ooooookkkkkk Bill Maher...

Just be saying that you think we should all bow down to your better judgement?

That's funny...

But what about Hilary?

Her speeches have the power of a dog's wet sneeze (you mentioned labradors)

She lacks impact.

Trump is powerful and forceful as a speaker.

That is a big advantage.

As I mentioned, Obama was a powerful and motivational speaker too.

Hilary is nowhere near Obama.

Furthermore, she has been tainted by this disgraceful meeting between Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch at the airport.

Bill and Hilary really do seem to be a sleazy couple.

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Bill and Hilary really do seem to be a sleazy couple.

LmFao! Thank you. They are. sleazy. How can Hillary satisfy the American people when she couldn't even satisfy her sleazy hubby?

Trump and Melania, on the other hand, are a classy people. Would you cheat on Melania if you were married to her?

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It's interesting to listen to the media analysts. They thought the speech was dark and much too negative for the world today They do not live in our world. To most Americans Trump's speech is the wisdom of a great leader who has traveled the country and isn't afraid to tell it like it is.

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@Wc626

Thanks to you too.

Often you seem to be the only person talking any sense on here.

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Cho, I AM an American and somewhat of a political junkie and I want to caution you that you are incorrect.

More like a political Establishment junkie. Being an Establishment junkie, you must have lost the feelings in your fingers and unable to feel the pulse of the nation.

Watching Hillary make speeches reminds of the Heat Miser from 1974 Christmas story The Year Without a Santa Claue. Especially when the Heat Miser's eyes start bouncing around erratically. An ogre or demon-like being who controls all warm weather

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bass4funkJUL. 22, 2016 - 08:09PM JST

*But seriously, Trump offered to let Kasich handle all domestic and foreign policies as VP. The man just wants to be president without doing the work. He's a con-artist disguised as an orangutan, and you poor conservative suckers are his marks.

Are you serious? You're calling Trump a con artist??? Then what were those shenanigans that Hillary...

You can't actually stop ranting about her and bring yourself to address the actual issue in that comment, can you? I think the details are quite interesting, from The Independent:

Mr Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr, allegedly called one of Mr Kasich’s top advisers to offer him the role of the property mogul’s running mate, promising to make him the most powerful vice president in American history.

According to the magazine’s unnamed source, “When Kasich’s adviser asked how this would be the case, Donald Jr explained that his father’s vice president would be in charge of domestic and foreign policy.”

Given that domestic policy and foreign policy together comprise, well, all policy, what (the Kasich adviser inquired) would Mr Trump be doing with his time, exactly? “Making America great again,” Donald Jr replied.

And from Paul Manafort, via CNN:

Manafort also described the vice presidency in a Trump administration as being similar to the COO of a company in an interview with the Huffington Post in May, a role that would appear consistent with the job being described by Kasich sources.

"He needs an experienced person to do the part of the job he doesn't want to do. He sees himself more as the chairman of the board, than even the CEO, let alone the COO," Manafort said.

Which part do you suppose that is? The actual work, perhaps?

choiwaruoyajiJUL. 22, 2016 - 10:13PM JST

He really is a great speech maker.

I think I remember Reince Priebus or someone like that saying Trump does well with a teleprompter. I wonder if he's such a great speech writer or one-on-one debater?

Anyway, if he's back to the way he normally carries on after a day or two it won't really matter what 75% of Americans thought of his speech.

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It's interesting that there is little coverage of the comments by Trump's ghostwriter of "The Art of the Deal." He shadowed Trump for a year and even listened in on his phone calls to write the book.

He says Trump is a sociopath who lied to everyone and anyone with no conscience. He also says that Trump is insecure and not very bright. He would not have revealed these things, but he never dreamed that a dim, lying, sociopath would be nominted for presidnt.

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Nice of you to mention Brexit, Wc - the subsequent plunging pound is why their crown jewel of technology, ARM, could be snatched up for a bargain! I'm sure you've heard that GM has suffered substantial losses due to uncertainties in their British manufacturing facilities; an executive stated that "the company will look to optimize its overall cost structure, which could include pricing, model mix, or “footprint,” in possible reference to factory locations." France? http://fortune.com/2016/07/21/brexit-gm-europe-losses/

Cho, an American presidential election is not a popularity contest (if it were, this cycle would go to "Uh - let's just go leaderless for four years, shall we?") Underestimating Hillary is clearly a GOP Achilles heel. Personally, I'm cool with her - it'll be like another Obama administration but with more toilet paper required - and do not mistake how big election of the first female president will be. I also understand why some don't like her. I'm not attacking your opinion; I'm simply stating that Trump will lose.

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I'm simply stating that Trump will lose.

It's funny.

My American friends have been saying for about a year things like... "Trump will lose this"... "Trump will lose that"....

He always seems to win.

Judging by his powerful speeches, I think he has an excellent chance.

Judging by Hilary's lackluster speeches, I think she's in deep trouble.

BTW, what do you think of Bill Clinton's disgraceful meeting with Loretta Lynch at the airport?

You really think they talked about grandkids?

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He says Trump is a sociopath who lied to everyone and anyone with no conscience.

There are now at least TWO psychiatric medical schools in the USA using videos of Donald Trump as textbook examples of "narcissistic personality disorder." So you bring up a great point.

Personally, I'm cool with [Hillary Clinton]

I have never liked her that much, but Trump has made electing her an imperative.

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You haven't been "practically living in a Totalitarian regime".

Oh, I would beg to differ, sir.

Obama thrashed the insultingly pathetic, inane nonsense the GOP threw up twice in democratic elections.

Ahh, you mean the second one where he and his minions went about to have the IRS target conservative donors to take them out of the election cycle? Yeah, come to think of it, I do remember.

You can't actually stop ranting about her and bring yourself to address the actual issue in that comment, can you? I think the details are quite interesting, from The Independent:

Sorry, but you don't get to where Trump is by being lazy, impossible. Now Hillary and her shake downs are very different. Question, how is it that Hillary can never make any of her speeches public, she says, she is for the people, but why all the secrets? Why not divulge the truth and be as transparent as can be, answer any question that is given to you from anyone, but she won't and the reason why for that is-FEAR.

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"You keep posting how the US shouldn't 'be like everyone else'."

"Right. We shouldn't. You're from England, our mother country. England ditched the EU because they didn't want to be like the EU. It was the right decision don't you think?"

I thought the Brexit was a mistake but that's beside the point. I'd also add that the simplistic take on this by the US rightwing media ( good to see the old perv at the head of Fox finally flushed down the bog ) wasn't very accurate.

I'm just saying that you seem to see Trump as an example of how America shouldn't be like everyone else. This kind of rabble-rousing, trash-talking demagogue is ten a penny even in the countries in the 'brainwashed' EU countries.

Notning new. Nothing exceptional. Nothing uniquely American. This trash is pretty much everywhere.

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Interesting participation...

I am inclined to read that the article by the Associated Press is leaning toward the progressive liberalism ideology by the way it is written to incite and encourage negativism toward everything that the GOP is doing.

For example:

1) "... party’s less-than-smooth national convention, ..." 2) "...Republican nomination caps his improbable takeover of the GOP, a party that plunges into the general election united in opposition to Clinton but still divided over Trump."

Likewise, most participants here are oriented in the same direction and are much more emotionally involved rather than rationally. The depth and width of the discussion is very limited and have a tendency toward shallow and narrow perspectives and meaningless opinions.

I understand this is a site where one shares opinions. It is definitely needed to give the public an opportunity to participate and have an opportunity to express their feelings, thoughts, ideas and opinions. It is also needed as a forum for gathering meaningful perspectives, evaluations, ideas, proposals, suggestions, etc. with regard to the events described as news.

It may help as a sounding board to gather opinions and ideas and topics for opinion poles. It may even give some perspective as to the way readers react to news events. It definitely gives perspective as to how the readers react to the way the news is worded and presented. (That helps in editing news as well as in sales and marketing.) It even gives some indication of how much the participants know and are aware of the subject matter being discussed. (That helps in determining how much depth and width the articles could and should cover to get the readership.)

It will be very interesting to know if this forum, this blog site is being "read" by anyone that may make a difference. It will be extremely interesting if there were data or even a simple list of companies, corporations, public entities or governmental departments that were monitoring these discussions.

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"Obama thrashed the insultingly pathetic, inane nonsense the GOP threw up twice in democratic elections."

"Ahh, you mean the second one where he and his minions went about to have the IRS target conservative donors to take them out of the election cycle? Yeah, come to think of it, I do remember."

How about the first hiding? Oh yes, Sarah Palin.

Can you see Russia, Benghazi, Muslims celebrating 7/11 or Lucifer from your window?

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I'm just saying that you seem to see Trump as an example of how America shouldn't be like everyone else.

Without a doubt.

This kind of rabble-rousing, trash-talking demagogue is ten a penny even in the countries in the 'brainwashed' EU countries. Notning new. Nothing exceptional. Nothing uniquely American. This trash is pretty much everywhere.

And you are entitled to your opinion. If you have millions of people liking the man, that's their choice, obviously, they don't like Hillary, they don't trust her, now more so than ever!

Underestimating Hillary is clearly a GOP Achilles heel.

And vice versa.

Personally, I'm cool with her - it'll be like another Obama administration but with more toilet paper required - and do not mistake how big election of the first female president will be. I also understand why some don't like her. I'm not attacking your opinion; I'm simply stating that Trump will lose.

You think that, but Hillary's time has come and gone, Obama snatched it from her 8 years ago and her own selfish, foolish, greedy self put her in a very bad position and politically with her emails and Benghazi, she got smacked down by a 74 year old Bolshevik and now more damaged than ever, she thinks she will just waltz into a coronation. Doubt it, the public is finally on to her and Trump is looking more and more appealing to the folks.

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Instead of getting off on the predictable" hate Hillary tangent" or the usual retreads on the perceived Obama's administration's foibles, why not get back to the real topic of this article and talk about Trump's speech. I'd be interested in hearing some feedback on a recent AP fact check of Trump's acceptance speech:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/ap-fact-check-trump-resurfaces-debunked-claims-speech-024445968--election.html

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bass4funkJUL. 22, 2016 - 11:57PM JST

Sorry, but you don't get to where Trump is by being lazy, impossible.

Admittedly he seems to work hard at getting what he wants. But it never seems to turn out well once he's actually got it.

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https://www.yahoo.com/news/ap-fact-check-trump-resurfaces-debunked-claims-speech-024445968--election.html

How about critiquing the LA Times reports that have him largely correct on immigration and crime ?

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Trump talks strongly of ending the the radical Islamists globally which bloomed under Hillary. Today, now it's Munichs turn. When will it stop? Only when powerful leaders collectively put forth the strong efforts to do so.

Hy heart goes out to Munich. No person should ever fear daily activities of living life. Radical jihadists want to harm us free living people.

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Another thing is Trump and Hillary are both in their 70s... add another 4-8 years and they'll be in their 80s. I would have been more up for this upcoming election if the candidates were no older than their 60s.

Age does not mean wisdom, it can sometimes mean they're stuck in their ways from the era which they were at their best. Which means they'll try to regress our society into their ideal era, instead of keeping up with the times.

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......but he added the "Q" HonestDictator!

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He says Trump is a sociopath who lied to everyone and anyone with no conscience.

You just described the typical successful politician.

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You have to be an utter moron to not appreciate that Hillary is a sociopath. Any person undergoing an FBI investigation who tells so many lies so effortlessly for so many years clearly has absolutely no sense of right or wrong.

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Admittedly he seems to work hard at getting what he wants. But it never seems to turn out well once he's actually got it.

Not so sure about that. He destroyed 17 of the most powerful professional politicians and made it to become the GOP nominee, his speech had a 73% approval and 56% of undecided voters say they would vote for him. I would say, it turned out very well.

why not get back to the real topic of this article and talk about Trump's speech. I'd be interested in hearing some feedback on a recent AP fact check of Trump's acceptance speech:

I thought the speech was great, I personally thought he could have gone on a little further, but we do have time limits... Personally, I and probably most people could care less what the AP or any other news outlets thinks. As long as the speech resonated with the people, that is the most important thing. It's the voters that decide the election, not the politicians or the news pundits.

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Come now, Lizz. You were way off the mark in your prediction about the FBI scandal, so your credibility isn't what it used to be. Let's see a few correct predictions before we start taking your word on things again.

dmacleod: I'd be interested in hearing some feedback on a recent AP fact check of Trump's acceptance speech:

Trump supporters are not interested in seeing fact checks of his speeches. He could change major positions tomorrow and they would not care at all.

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I think I always said that I wasn't as interested in seeing Hillary prosecuted as long as she doesn't become president. With Trump we still get the option of both.

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Sure mr Trump and pigs fly.

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Donald Trump is best snake oil salesman in America.

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bass4funkJUL. 23, 2016 - 08:23AM JST

Admittedly he seems to work hard at getting what he wants. But it never seems to turn out well once he's actually got it.

Not so sure about that. He destroyed 17 of the most powerful professional politicians and made it to become the GOP nominee, his speech had a 73% approval and 56% of undecided voters say they would vote for him. I would say, it turned out very well.

You've totally missed the point, haven't you? He's still only the nominee. Beating those other candidates is only what he's done to get what he wants, which I presume is to be present. You can't say it's turned out well until he's been president for a year or two and we've seen the results.

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At least he had a gay speaker that's not booted off the podium

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"Trump sells himself as the salvation of the American middle class, but he is a manifestation of all the greed and disdain which prompted its decline in the first place. His signature style of bluster and bullying to achieve his selfish agenda has been the central theme of his message, which appeals to a minor shred of the population who respond to such primitive shows of aggression, but it’s clear that only one person matters to Trump – himself"

source: 'Trump Admits To Union-Busting At His Vegas Casino, Will Pay Settlement To Workers'

There has been some todo over 'responsible' comments. Here's one. It responsibilty shows Donald J. Trump, for all his lies, cannot out run criminal complaints. Trump, "settled a lawsuit from the National Labor Relations Board leveled against the Trump corporation for illegally retaliating against workers who tried to unionize".

The only thing Trump should fix is his obsession with deception and fraud. That'll fix him.

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Another thing is Trump and Hillary are both in their 70s...

A simple fact-check reveals that Hillary has a few years to go before she's "in her 70s."

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he will not offer them free stuff Wrong 100%. He says he will increase taxes and he likes Obamacare. It means more free stuff. Don't forget the Republicans invented ObamaCare and Reagan inked 3M greencard amnesty.

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Trump for POTUS!!!

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