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On staff following orders, Trump says: 'Nobody disobeys me'

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Spoken like a true DICtator!

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He’s essentially a dictator now. There is a report that has exposed him as having done criminal actions, but he’s stocked the justice department with Barr, who we now can see refuses to act in for the people of America as he is supposed to do in the position he is in, and instead has absolute loyalty to Trump. This means Trump can now do literally whatever he wants, as he knows Barr will never prosecute him. That, my friends, is absolute power. The same power Chavez, Mao, Lenin and Stalin and all those other socialist leaders have/had over their nations.

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This is growing increasingly pathetic.

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Even if the self-deluded, wannabe dictator Don has never heard of the words hubris-nemesis, he will one day when he inevitably succumbs to the nemesis of power, a harsh reality that is already waiting in the wings to come and bite him on his backside.

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Trump continues to be investigated and now its his bank dealings especially the German bank which lent him $2 billion over a decade. Trump was saved from himself by his own staff refusing to act in any criminal way and while the president might be insulated from prosecution his staff are not. Conspiracy to commit a crime.

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Trump: Nobody disobeys me...They just QUIT!

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I say, “Lay an egg!” and out comes an egg. Not a word about de quazy wabbit?

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That's a brilliant picture of the president.  But who is that strange dude with the pink tie standing next to him?

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Mueller did not clear Trump of obstruction, Mueller punted to Congress because of a DOJ policy of not indicting a sitting president.

7 ( +10 / -3 )

He often says apparent jokes in public. Bad habit, but it's sad that some people cannot tell difference between jokes and serious statements.

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He often says apparent jokes in public. Bad habit, but it's sad that some people cannot tell difference between jokes and serious statements.

If that were true (and let's be honest, you and I both know it's not), it would make him inept. Qualified presidents don't make "jokes" that can be misconstrued, because such comments result in people questioning them, and become impediments to their ability to preside. So even though you're trying to defend him, you'd really just be pointing out his ineptitude.

But we all know that he's not making "jokes". Don't be silly by thinking you would be able to successfully push that narrative.

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The best

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Trump is an intelligent human. It is normal to ask the proper question before sending president orders in USA. Each individual carry a state weight responsability. This does not mean opposition. It means doing your job as an elite citizen and doing your part as a team player.

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NadAge.

-11 ( +3 / -14 )

Another empty statement from the empty suit president.

7 ( +11 / -4 )

Struggling to think of any previous president who might have thought, let alone spoken, such words.

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"President" should be capitalized. I don't care who is in office.

Like him or not, he meets the required qualifications to be President. He is alive over 35 yrs old, and born on US soil. Pretty low barrier, I agree.

I can show respect for the office, even when the man doesn't deserve that same level of respect.

-3 ( +5 / -8 )

So now there are two jokers who are presidents. But Trump sounds more like Duterte.

3 ( +6 / -3 )

A very incompetent man and a dishonest one.

6 ( +9 / -3 )

Even the Easter Bunny next to him could do a better job as POTUS.

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Hang on, it might be Mike Pence in the bunny suit so I take back my comment!

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Great picture - two clowns; one white, one orange...

"Nobody disobeys me," Republican Trump said when asked if he was worried about his orders not being followed. He made the remark at the White House during an annual Easter celebration.

Well, that statement makes it clear why he and Kim Jong Un are "in love"...

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-us-canada-45696420/trump-on-kim-jong-un-we-fell-in-love

That makes two (Putin and Kim), next we'll have love for the Ayatollah, Al Assad, and Mugabe...

Dictators and Tyrants all express admiration for each other...

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"Nobody disobeys me," Republican Trump said

By now only the hardest core of Trump's true believers know when there's an article with the word 'Trump' and it's followed by 'said' that yet another lie comes next.

Trump's a dishonest businessman, an even more dishonest politician. He's got a proven liar in Sarah 'slip of the tongue' Sanders reinforcing his lies, which are believed only by some among the 35% who back him. The other group supporting him, his fellow elite, the nation's .01%, don't care if he lies: he's keeping them in control.

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“Nobody disobeys me,” Trump 

Oh yeah, THAT doesn't at all sound anything like a dictator would say.

Trump makes it so hard to NOT want to impeach him, if for no other reason just to remind him he works for us, not the other way around.

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"Nobody disobeys me," Republican Trump said when asked if he was worried about his orders not being followed. He made the remark at the White House during an annual Easter celebration.

Sure Donnie - no one except your handpicked staff - the ones you gave instructions on to commit a felony on your behalf - those folks have read the penal code and know what a crime is.

Of course in your defense, the penal code would be a tough read for someone with the understanding of a fifth grader...

The Deep State and the "Resistance" is all Republican!

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In the photo, there's an idiot in a suit, but which one?

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Right, Tumpy... and King Kong ain't got nuthin' on you, right?

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That's not what the Meuller report said...lol

Even the GOP is starting to think impeachment might be better than slowly being choked out. His children disobey him, his advisors disobey him, and then quit when he gives them this talk. The people that obey him, are in jail.

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I like the John Lennon glasses on the rabbit.

Asked on Monday whether he was concerned about the threat of impeachment on allegations of obstruction of justice as some Democrats have called for

Any Democratic or RINO member of Congress aside from Tulsi Gabbard interested in passing new laws? Or improving the economy, perhaps? Maybe handling the immigration crisis?

-10 ( +2 / -12 )

I'm starting to think that what really carries Trump is the fact that the media focuses 90% on dumb things he says and 10% on the fact he accomplishes nothing. We need to change that around.

By this point, we all know that he is clueless, corrupt, and suffers from narcissistic personality disorder. Continuing to talk about that isn't going to move the needle.

With each attention grabbing headline he hides the fact that he's mostly a useless President and by the time the election rolls around he will have nothing to show for it.

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he accomplishes nothing

You've got Trump confused with the do-nothing Congress, Super.

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"Nobody disobeys me,"

So said Nero, Caligula, Mussolini, Peron, Caetano, Ceacescu, Gadhafi -  and there's others. Dictators like these guys - and Trump are always paranoid and with good reason. They are ROTTEN to the core.

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But who is that strange dude with the pink tie standing next to him?

next "chief of staff"

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"President" should be capitalized. I don't care who is in office.

Like him or not, he meets the required qualifications to be President. He is alive over 35 yrs old, and born on US soil. Pretty low barrier, I agree.

I can show respect for the office, even when the man doesn't deserve that same level of respect.

I can respect your position, and I do think that there should be a modicum of respect for the office of the president, as there used to be.

Unfortunately however, the Republicans dropped respect to the office of president during the Obama years, as did Trump, from the sidelines, with all his birtherism. Then Trump came in, and through his own actions has disgraced the office of president. So we're dealing with a president who has no respect for the office, combined with Democrats angry at the disrespect shown to the office for eight years, making for a hard situation to rectify. How do you respect the office when the man in the office doesn't?

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Oh, man, this guy is a delusional lunatic. Mentally unhinged. He makes me laugh, but it's a nervous one, as proof of his fascist, right wing, dictatorial, authoritarian and ultranationalist ways continue.

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You've got Trump confused with the do-nothing Congress, Super.

Well, Lyndsey Graham has stated he won't hold any votes on anything the president has not already cleared.

So the do-nothing senate is doing nothing, because they're following the direction of the do-nothing president. They've abandoned the responsibilities of the senate, and are making the separation of powers, the checks and balances, a moot point by doing so. The Democratic house is not doing nothing, they are doing lots. It's the senate that is the problem.

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But who is that strange dude with the pink tie standing next to him?

Isn't that John Oliver's gay rabbit?

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In the photo, there's an idiot in a suit, but which one?

Is this a rhetorical question? We know Trump is an idiot.

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"to a level never seen before."

Yes right you are!!!!!!!!

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He doesn't DO ANYTHING !!!!!!!!!

How can anybody disobey him. He is useless.

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No, that’s harsh! The rabbit seems to be obeying him.

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He can’t fire unemployed, retired, homeless, incarcerated, illegals, solo parents, his family, so at least not everybody has shake and tremble whenever he walks in the room.

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If they hadn't ignored him, we'd be rid of him. They should have followed orders.

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A compelling case for congressional action:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/22/opinion/impeachment-politics-congress.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage

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Donnie Darko and Frank the rabbit haven't aged well.

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Trump's staff saved his neck by disobeying his orders. Otherwise the impeachment process would now be underway.

Trump would be impeached if his staff had acted on his orders to sack Mueller. In the US obstruction of a criminal investigation by a president results in impeachment.

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The question is not whether his staff ever works to thwart his insanity, the question is, does he ever tell the truth?

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OK Trumpers, help us feeble minded non-Trumpers understand your Oracle...

Trump directed McGahn to instruct Rosenstein to fire Mueller, which is a clear obstruction of justice offense...

McGahn refused to carry out this felonious order, saving Trump from an indictment/impeachment on obstruction...

Yet today Trump trashes McGahn...

https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-tweets-don-mcgahn-mueller-report-2019-4

So McGahn's decision to not comply with Trump's direction saved the Trump Presidency, but Trump insults him for doing that...

Explain that to us...

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Does Trump say "Nobody disobeys me" to his wives and children?

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"Nobody disobeys me" what an arrogant statement from an arrogant man.

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He doesn't have to. They never disobey him.

All of his wives and all of his children?

If that's true, what does that make the 2016 presidential candidate who had the backing of the media, Hollywood, the establishment on both sides, and the sitting president of the United States and his wife?

An intelligent lawyer that was a senator and Secretary of State. You don't really think being elected says anything about that person's intelligence, do you? Bush II, Rick Perry, and Trumpmare just a few prime examples that getting elected doesn't mean one is intelligent.

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Trump is too stupid to realise that members of his current and former staff have disobeyed his orders already. He still can't believe it.

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Trump's staff saved his neck by disobeying his orders

Exactly.

Trump has been shown to be seriously incompetent and dishonest.

He’s just not cut out for this.

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The American Republic has become the American Empire under Leader Trump. Once he has finished filling the US courts with his followers, there will be zero opposition to his power.

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U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, who is running for the Democratic presidential nomination, on Friday said Congress should begin the process of removing Trump from office. 

I hope the House Dems vote to impeach Trump. It will guarantee they lose the House.

-9 ( +0 / -9 )

No one was able to stop Trump of course the Trump loved and cherished his base but sadly there was no one to teach it right from wrong. So Trump never realized that everyone disliked him. Soon Trump had exhausted everyone's patience.

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The Easter Bunny's expression says it all... "Oh!...."

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As an outsider who's able to laugh at the whole Trump presidency (at least so far), I really must say, I can't wait for the day when the Democrats do EXACTLY the same thing. Oh how the Republicans will cry foul, but now that he's blazed the trail, others will surely follow.

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Trump has issued a new order to all WH staff banning them from attending the "White House Press Dinner."

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