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 Porter, who exited the White House after allegations of domestic violence became public, 

Porter's one more example of Trump only hiring the 'best' - from the dregs of the swamp.

burningbush influential groups like the NRA will have his back

That's another flame intended to throw more fuel on 'western' fires, an attempt to keep the threat of civil 'wars' alive. As long as Russians are paying to advertise in NRA, white supremacist and other far-right publications those groups will continue to have the funds to support Trump, 'have his back', while further dividing the US.

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You know what really bothers Trump?

Woodward is making a fortune off Trumps name. LOL

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Burning BushToday  07:35 am JST

Trump’s not going anywhere, and influential groups like the NRA will have his back until the bitter end.

The NRA doesn't have anything to do with impeachment procedings or any other legal decision.

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Nor did he concretely confirmed it.

He could have said "that's not true" like the others - he didn't...

Sessions: "Call me Mr Magoo...." 

Actually, that was funny, I couldn’t even keep a straight face on that one.

Me either - but I'm sure he doesn't like it when the President calls him that...or "retarded", or a "dumb southerner"... Result: Payback...

Uh, I know you can't process this but this is CONSERVATIVES saying this about CONSERVATIVES. 

Ok, but where is the proof? Because it comes from a paper that hates Trump or the owner that hates Trump? They say it, so it’s just a matter of fact? ROFL. Oh, this reminds me so much of “Deep throat” Ok, so we are in the alleged camp until further notice.

For the third time, tell me who the "Senior White House Official" is who's a Democrat?

We don’t want that either, but we sure as heck don’t want a sluggish 1.6% yearly RECOVERY growth like we had for 8 years when we can have a ECONOMIC BOOM that we are having now. 4.1% GDP sounds good to me.

Consistent long term growth is always better than one year followed by the largest downturn since the Great Depression...and the Harley Davidson employees, metal workers, and others thrown out of their jobs by Trump's tariffs wouldn't agree with you.

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Yes, you are right, we don’t know that for sure, but based on the evidence of the Podesta brothers, the emails and based on the text messages coming from ex-Federal workers we can confirm the corruption with those players for sure. You have tangible evidence that the public could see and also hear.

We'll need links given you have as much cemredivility as Trump.

Well, that’s not true, basically Trump did the exact opposite of what Obama did. That’s the country is on a rocket climb.

Trump inherited an economy that was on solid footing, unlike Obama.

Also, go to California and see how all the regulations are hurting that State, with the exception of Silicone Valley and the entertainment industry and of course outrageous crippling taxes and the closure of businesses, California (unless you can afford it) is not a friendly business environment to do any business in or even live for that matter, that’s why the mad exodus.

Is that why California has the 6th or 7th largest economy in the world?

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on their heads **

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bass4funkToday  08:26 am JST

As long as Russians are paying to advertise in NRA, white supremacist and other far-right publications those groups will continue to have the funds to support Trump, 'have his back', while further dividing the US.

Uh-huh...ROFL! You guys are really digging deep on that one.

Uhh no Bass, one only has to scratch the surface to get to this stuff.

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CrazyJoeToday  09:01 am JST

You know what really bothers Trump?

Woodward is making a fortune off Trumps name. LOL

True.

But what really is churning his gut is that he isn’t getting any $$$ out of someone using his name.

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@Blacklabel

The source of his income? Have you not seen all the hotels, golf course and buildings with his name on the top? That’s a pretty good hint.

All those projects need financing because he never uses his own money, and he has bad credit in the US. He hasn't gotten US funding since the 80s.

Review: ‘Active Measures’ Looks at Links Between Trump and Russia

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/30/movies/active-measures-review-trump-russia.html

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No, he passed the cognitive test better than average, so junk that theory.

My response:

Allegedly.

. . .

Again, Mattis and Kelly are not known to be liars, so I am assuming that is pretty clear on their that that it probably wasn't the case.

My response:

Yaaawn, so where is the proof, where are the handcuffs? OH, yeah, we just don't know, keep speculating.

You know who else aren't known to be liars? Bob Woodward and Bob Mueller. You know who is a documented pathological liar? Trump.

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Actually that’s not quite true, both men have been known to such a truth here in there quite a bit

My response:

Yaaawn, so where is the proof?

. . .

Ok, but where is the proof? Because it comes from a paper that hates Trump or the owner that hates Trump? They say it, so it’s just a matter of fact? ROFL. Oh, this reminds me so much of “Deep throat” Ok, so we are in the allegedcamp until further notice.

Just like you have zero evidence that Mueller, Rosentstein, et. al are corrupt. Okay, so we are in the alleged camp until further notice. ROFL.

. . .

We don’t want that either, but we sure as heck don’t want a sluggish 1.6% yearly RECOVERY growth like we had for 8 years when we can have a ECONOMIC BOOM that we are having now. 4.1% GDP sounds good to me.

Since Obama did an amazing job getting the economy back in its feet after you comservatibes crashed it during Bush II, imagine how much better it would be if he had taken over an economy on solid footing, which is what Trump did.

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Other than conservatives flapping their gums, we have no evidence that the economy would tank if/when the Dems are back in power.

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*credibility

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Bass:. text messages coming from ex-Federal workers we can confirm the corruption with those players

This is not true.

Text messages showed they didn't like Trump personally. The IG's report clearly stated they were aware of the texts but did not find any professional misconduct in how the nvestigation was done.

This directly refutes your speculation.

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Ok, you can believe that, I don’t.

Alrighty. So you've decided that you do not believe the IG's report, and you're going to continue to believe in your own speculation instead.

No law against that.

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Not at all. The IG report also states there was no bias towards Trump. One thing I’m not is, I’m not stupid as well as millions of Americans.

You don't believe reports your own government investigated, prepared, and released, and you claim you and people who do that are not stupid.

Yeah, right.

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Burning BushToday  07:35 am JST

Curious to see what this “resistance” group is going to do.

Stay tuned.

Trump’s not going anywhere,

Wrong. Trump is going to jail, eventually.

and influential groups like the NRA

NRA = Neanderthal Republican Army

will have his back until the bitter end.

Interesting to seven how this plays out.

We’ll just have to wait and SEE, won’t we - pass the popcorn please.

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Porter said that suggesting materials from Trump's desk were "stolen" to prevent the president from taking action "misunderstands how the White House document review process works." Porter, who exited the White House after allegations of domestic violence became public, says he was tasked with ensuring that "pros and cons were evaluated" on policy proposals and other decisions. He said that doesn't make a person "part of a 'resistance.'"

Notice he says "misunderstands", not "inaccurate" - it's clear that Porter and other members of the REPUBLICAN RESISTANCE would routinely hide documents from the president because they "thought he was a detriment to the health of the republic".

Let those words sink in a little - the President's own team thinks he is incompetent and a danger to our country.

God help us if there is any economic or foreign policy crisis, really any crisis, because those closest to the President do not think he is capable of responding in an effective manner.

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now how are all these Dems who own nothing and broke prior to entering office suddenly 10 or even 100 million dollars richer when they leave? Strange that liberals have no interest in that topic.

To quote another poster in response:

Yaaawn, so where is the proof, where are the handcuffs? OH, yeah, we just don't know, keep speculating.

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If the Democrats don't get back into power, we don't have to worry, if they do, I'm dumping my stocks because the financial boom will come to a screeching halt.

My response:

Yaaawn, so where is the proof?

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Curious to see what this “resistance” group is going to do.

Trump’s not going anywhere, and influential groups like the NRA will have his back until the bitter end.

It is not just the NRA but also the IRA - Russia's 'Internet Research Agency' - a thousands strong state organisation that spreads misinformation on the Internet through fake blogs, Twitter handles and below the line comments on news articles. These are popularly known as Russian troll factories. Surprised you forgot to mention them.

Of course, mentioning the NRA and the "bitter end" subtly introduces the idea of an armed uprising and civil war.

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Let those words sink in a little - the President's own team thinks he is incompetent and a danger to our country.

What liberals and conservatives think of each other is completely irrelevant to the above quote. Only individusls that lack critical discourse skills or maturity would think it appropriate to reply to the above quote by mentioning what liberals and conservatives think of each other.

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Allegedly.

He didn't deny it....

Again, Mattis and Kelly are not known to be liars, so I am assuming that is pretty clear on their that that it probably wasn't the case.

Sessions:  "Call me Mr Magoo...."   

Let those words sink in a little - the President's own team thinks he is incompetent and a danger to our country.

Liberals think that about conservatives and vice versa.

Uh, I know you can't process this but this is CONSERVATIVES saying this about CONSERVATIVES.  

If the Democrats don't get back into power, we don't have to worry, if they do, I'm dumping my stocks because the financial boom will come to a screeching halt.

Yes, we don't want 84 months of consecutive economic growth, take us back to the good old' days of the last Republican administration in 2007 when the economy cratered...

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Conservatives, we need the names of current senior White House officials that are democrats. Without evidence that any senior White House official is a democrat, you're just making yourselves look even more ignorant by claiming it could have been a democrat.

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He didn't deny it...

Nor did he concretely confirmed it.

Legally speaking, when a person does not deny a statement directed at them that a reasonable person would deny, the failure of the denial is an admission. Don't believe me, check the Federal Rules of Evidence.

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Most Trumpistas will pass Book Reviews by nature and go straight to the Sports and Comics.

As there is less to laugh about these days for them and are facing kneeling NFL athletes and Nike ads they should try a book for a change...

When Trumpists would go to Barnes & Nobles and buy Woodward's book with their red caps on their hats they might even get a discount for bravery :)

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Netgrump - Har!

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What Woodward seems to forget is that comments from people who remain anonymous and unverified is called gossip.

You know, like "I have reliable sources who tell me maybe he wasn't born in this country, we should see his birth certificate..." Of course, that was more like hate speech than gossip...

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What Woodward seems to forget is that comments from people who remain anonymous and unverified is called gossip.

Not quite.

gossip

ˈɡɒsɪp/

noun

1. 

casual or unconstrained conversation or reports about other people, typically involving details which are not confirmed as true.

Woodward confirmed the details of his book with his source. Simply because you don't get to know the source doesn't mean the information is gossip.

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Just like Mark Felt a.k.a. "Deep Throat", Mr. Woodward has been connected to the FBI as an asset. Sid Blumenthal factually stated that Bob Woodward has been an FBI asset since Deep Throat era.

Here is Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton's State Dept. declassified email which was released sometime in 2015 as a proof of this claim.

https://foia.state.gov/searchapp/DOCUMENTS/HRCEmail_NovWeb/280/DOC_0C05793123/C05793123.pdf

https://images2.imgbox.com/f1/4b/CE9ISx8D_o.jpg

Deep Throat a.ka. Mark Felt was revealed in 2006. He was the second highest position in FBI's ranking but was mad that Nixon didn't give the number 1 spot for the promotion.

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/politics/2005/07/deepthroat200507

Given with this history, there's a high plausibility that Andrew McCabe who is also the #2 guy in the FBI might be a suspect who leaked to the WaPo duo. McCabe is well known to have secretive established mutual relationship between multiple willing accomplice journalists and the institutional bureau. McCabe would be the type to have some kind of vengeance by showcasing the mighty fearsome authority of the FBI over elected politicians that can be blackmailed anytime when the bureau wishes it so.

This connects well on why Woodward's upcoming book titled, "Fear", an offensive publication tool/weapon to attack POTUS.

It's been declassified and well documented that both canned infamous FBI lovers, Lisa Page and Peter Strzok, were executing media leak strategies with same printing press methodology that busted Watergate scandal by way of leaking to the media as described in this latest bombshell.

https://saraacarter.com/damning-new-strzok-text-to-page-the-times-is-angry-with-us-about-the-wp-scoop/

This is way too familiar nowadays with these kind of stories about very senior positions in an institution (i.e. FBI) are colluding with libturd-leaning MSM outlets to unduly get rid of a sitting president based on emotional reasoning. WTF?, to say the least!

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But what really is churning his gut is that he isn’t getting any $$ out of someone using his name.

Point taken. Trump's using his time in office to increase the value of his brand name, and with the book sales he's not getting a cut. As far as we know. Or maybe the book sales are just increasing the value of his brand name using the rule of no publicity is bad publicity.

Maybe if he'd release his tax info we could find out if he's getting kickbacks on these, too.

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The source of his income? Have you not seen all the hotels, golf course and buildings with his name on the top? That’s a pretty good hint.

now how are all these Dems who own nothing and broke prior to entering office suddenly 10 or even 100 million dollars richer when they leave? Strange that liberals have no interest in that topic.

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@blacklab The source of his income?

It was sourceS of his income. The world knows Trump owns those properties, and it would be good to know how much he's making off US taxpayers when he uses them himself to play golf and to entertain his fellow global .01%ers, or when foreign 'dignitaries', for example Saudi princes, use them while in the US lobbying him.

Trump's made more attacks on private businesses than any politician in recent history. Looking at his taxes the world might be able to see if he's invested in their rivals. Or if he's attacking them hoping to drive their share prices down, then US cash money he's laundered to swoop down and vulture.

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Trump is panic,very very panic as the book revealed him and his uncompetence team!

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Mr. Woodward has written a well-documented piece de resistance regarding Trump's presidency that's as incongruous as it is understandable. The ridiculousness is the alternative reality formulated by the DNC that America has elected a crackpot, repugnant twitter-in-chief.

What makes this logical is that this was what the Trump admin told Woodward.

POTUS creates chaos like a skunk uses scent. Trump progresses even with all the maelstrom and commotion.

Woodward is overall a veteran and rock solid reporter. Unlike anyone else in the world of journalism, I'm faily certain that sources spoke to him anonymously and said to him what he wanted to hear.

Woodward wanted to hear that Trump is a lunatic and a moron.

Trump already stated via tweet on what to make of this: "The leaks are absolutely real. The news is fake."

DJT has gamed the media circus for more than 4 decades. He started out in the toughest media city in the world, New York. Trump knew how the media operates especially in what the MSM needs. Trump gave it to them, so he could get what he wanted from the media.

Can you guess what it is...? Simple, in Trump's 5th grader brain (as his critics call it) it's FORTUNE.

Although it would be nice to also have fame attached to it, it doesn't matter much because Trump's success was built on tabloid headlines. Newspaper people say the power of the press belongs to the person who owns it. Well I take this statement with a grain of salt due to the fact that Trump's decades long of New York tabloids domination in New York gave him power a-plenty.

Up to now the DC press corps still doesn't get it. The press is a stuck-up, to some degree; incestuous, very insular institution that still considers POTUS to be a helpless dolt.

The allegations in the book sound familiar to the asservations in Michael Wolff's book"Fire and Fury" sometime ago in January of this year.

Then came Omarosa's recent work this past summer.

And now Woodward's turn.

These publications illustrates Trump as everything the Dems says he is.

Either the Dems are on the ball, or the Trump's admin gave Woodward and others the mushroom treatment, nourish them fertilizer and keeping them in the dark.

The basis of Wolff's book was that the Donald never wanted to be POTUS but instead wanted to lose.

Wolff stated in the book, "From the moment of victory, the Trump administration became a looking-glass presidency: Every inverse assumption about how to assemble and run a White House was enacted and compounded, many times over. The decisions that Trump and his top advisers made in those first few months — from the slapdash transition to the disarray in the West Wing — set the stage for the chaos and dysfunction that have persisted throughout his first year in office. This was a real-life version of Mel Brooks’s The Producers, where the mistaken outcome trusted by everyone in Trump’s inner circle — that they would lose the election — wound up exposing them for who they really were."

Wolff wrote this because he was told that.

Same with Woodward, he was told this and that and he like the sound of it.

Trump does this and that because its the nature of the man.

Guess what... it works!! 

North Korea shut down its its missile program as well as its nuclear testing lab. Regulations are disappearing. Stocks going up. Economic growth is bit beyond 4% while unemployment is beneath 4%.

"American manufacturers are on a roll: Business conditions surged in August to a 14-year high, according to a survey of industry executives." in MarketWatch report.

"The Institute for Supply Management said its manufacturing index jumped to a 14-year high of 61.3% last month from 58.1% in July. Economists surveyed by MarketWatch had forecast the index to total 57.9%.

"Readings over 50% indicate more companies are expanding instead of shrinking."

Yep. He definitely is crazy and mentally deranged :D

Like a fox. :)

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What Woodward seems to forget is that comments from people who remain anonymous and unverified is called gossip

Nah, that’s not called gossip....it’s called the Buzz.. :)

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This is not true.

of course it’s true, their words.

Text messages showed they didn't like Trump personally.

A good motive to want to take out person.

The IG's report clearly stated they were aware of the texts but did not find any professional misconduct in how the nvestigation was done.

Ok, you can believe that, I don’t.

This directly refutes your speculation.

Not at all. The IG report also states there was no bias towards Trump. One thing I’m not is, I’m not stupid as well as millions of Americans.

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What Woodward seems to forget is that comments from people who remain anonymous and unverified is called gossip.

You know, like "I have reliable sources who tell me maybe he wasn't born in this country, we should see his birth certificate..." Of course, that was more like hate speech than gossip

lincoln... Try to stay focused on the topic at hand, which is Bob Woodward unable to prove most of the claims in his anti-Trump book, and now calling the White House Chief of Staff and the Secretary of Defense liars

The topic you introduced was "gossip" and I'll let my comments above speak for themselves...

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You don't believe reports your own government investigated, prepared, and released, and you claim you and people who do that are not stupid.

Only when the report cuts against them. It's gas lighting 101.

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Woodward is making a fortune off Trumps name. LOL

As if Trump cares how much Woodward makes. lol

Uhh no Bass, one only has to scratch the surface to get to this stuff.

Yaaawn, so where is the proof, where are the handcuffs? OH, yeah, we just don't know, keep speculating. Trump must laughing his butt off, I would.

Maybe if he'd release his tax info we could find out if he's getting kickbacks on these, too.

And then what?

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@pt Maybe if he'd release his tax info we could find out if he's getting kickbacks on these, too.

@bas4 And then what?

The world might learn the actual sources of his income and who all he might be in the owe to. And if he in fact is using his office for personal financial gain.

Here he said he'd do it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7y-6xqghQRc

But then by now the world knows he's not afraid to slop bop, flip flop, hip hop all around. (He can't sit down.) And just flat out lie. Or it could be he in fact is suffering dementia and just can't recall.

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The world might learn the actual sources of his income and who all he might be in the owe to. And if he in fact is using his office for personal financial gain.

Oh, heeeeere we go again....lol

Or it could be he in fact is suffering dementia and just can't recall.

No, he passed the cognitive test better than average, so junk that theory.

Notice he says "misunderstands", not "inaccurate" - it's clear that Porter and other members of the REPUBLICAN RESISTANCE would routinely hide documents from the president

Allegedly.

because they "thought he was a detriment to the health of the republic".

Again, Mattis and Kelly are not known to be liars, so I am assuming that is pretty clear on their that that it probably wasn't the case.

Let those words sink in a little - the President's own team thinks he is incompetent and a danger to our country.

Liberals think that about conservatives and vice versa.

God help us if there is any economic or foreign policy crisis, really any crisis, because those closest to the President do not think he is capable of responding in an effective manner.

If the Democrats don't get back into power, we don't have to worry, if they do, I'm dumping my stocks because the financial boom will come to a screeching halt.

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What Woodward seems to forget is that comments from people who remain anonymous and unverified is called gossip.

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lincoln... Try to stay focused on the topic at hand, which is Bob Woodward unable to prove most of the claims in his anti-Trump book, and now calling the White House Chief of Staff and the Secretary of Defense liars.

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Alrighty. So you've decided that you do not believe the IG's report,

Yes, especially the part of non-bias.

and you're going to continue to believe in your own speculation instead.

No different than you guys in believing the opposite. Kudos.

No law against that.

Oh, I agree.

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You know who else aren't known to be liars? Bob Woodward and Bob Mueller. You know who is a documented pathological liar? Trump.

Actually that’s not quite true, both men have been known to such a truth here in there quite a bit

He didn't deny it...

Nor did he concretely confirmed it.

Sessions: "Call me Mr Magoo...." 

Actually, that was funny, I couldn’t even keep a straight face on that one.

Uh, I know you can't process this but this is CONSERVATIVES saying this about CONSERVATIVES. 

Ok, but where is the proof? Because it comes from a paper that hates Trump or the owner that hates Trump? They say it, so it’s just a matter of fact? ROFL. Oh, this reminds me so much of “Deep throat” Ok, so we are in the alleged camp until further notice.

Yes, we don't want 84 months of consecutive economic growth, take us back to the good old' days of the last Republican administration in 2007 when the economy cratered.

We don’t want that either, but we sure as heck don’t want a sluggish 1.6% yearly RECOVERY growth like we had for 8 years when we can have a ECONOMIC BOOM that we are having now. 4.1% GDP sounds good to me.

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Just like you have zero evidence that Mueller, Rosentstein, et. al are corrupt. Okay, so we are in the alleged camp until further notice. ROFL.

Yes, you are right, we don’t know that for sure, but based on the evidence of the Podesta brothers, the emails and based on the text messages coming from ex-Federal workers we can confirm the corruption with those players for sure. You have tangible evidence that the public could see and also hear.

Since Obama did an amazing job getting the economy back in its feet

He did, but after 2014 and until his departure that’s when the economy went from recovery to sluggish, zero investments, heavy regulations, war on coal, foreign investments non-exsistent.

after you comservatibes crashed it during Bush II, imagine how much better it would be if he had taken over an economy on solid footing, which is what Trump did.

Well, that’s not true, basically Trump did the exact opposite of what Obama did. That’s the country is on a rocket climb. Also, go to California and see how all the regulations are hurting that State, with the exception of Silicone Valley and the entertainment industry and of course outrageous crippling taxes and the closure of businesses, California (unless you can afford it) is not a friendly business environment to do any business in or even live for that matter, that’s why the mad exodus.

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As long as Russians are paying to advertise in NRA, white supremacist and other far-right publications those groups will continue to have the funds to support Trump, 'have his back', while further dividing the US.

Uh-huh...ROFL! You guys are really digging deep on that one.

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Curious to see what this “resistance” group is going to do.

Trump’s not going anywhere, and influential groups like the NRA will have his back until the bitter end.

Interesting to seven how this plays out.

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