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Old 01-26-2017, 06:31 PM
 
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This seems like a giveaway that it's fake. What serious person working at the White House would think that Trump himself, or his staff, must resolve the technical issues related to constructing a wall? That's obviously a job for engineers and not, I would imagine, a terribly difficult one. Much more complex structures than walls are routinely built in all kinds of terrain, all over the world.
RESOLVE is one thing; to be AWARE of is yet another. Aware as in maybe factoring in the technical issues - and they are substantial not the least of which is how to handle the Rio Grande and all sorts of landowner concerns - BEFORE proposing a policy.

With Trump, the fear is that going in he was simply oblivious. Not so hard to imagine - certainly Trump had no particular interest or experience in any of these areas. No prior experience crafting public policy. Now when faced with the hard details, why is it so hard to believe that he's not coping well - and taking it out on those who deliver the bad news that this stuff ain't so simple. After all, Trump is a results kind of guy.

 
Old 01-26-2017, 06:34 PM
 
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Like the OP said, Fake News.... very obvious...
 
Old 01-26-2017, 06:39 PM
 
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All the really bad train wrecks started with just one wheel bearing failure.

This one is gonna be epic and yuuuuuge!
 
Old 01-26-2017, 06:41 PM
 
Location: United States
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I give the dems credit, they keep deliver the most absurd conspircy theories.
 
Old 01-26-2017, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Places you dream of
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I am 100 percent sure he knows what a high risk pool is in regards to health care.
tweet him-- he will answer--
 
Old 01-26-2017, 06:43 PM
 
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As to the story it is very clear that RNC, GOP both house leaders, can't stand trump and would be thrilled if he dropped down dead of a heart attack . (best if on live TV)

Trump is not a good man, he is a bad man who should not be allowed to run anything , not even his mouth...
 
Old 01-26-2017, 06:47 PM
 
Location: On a Long Island in NY
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Fake news or not, some of that is actually pretty plausible with Trump.

It is confirmed 100% that Trump told a group of Republican US Senators that his source for the voter fraud was an anecdotal story that he heard from a friend.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/25/u...raud.html?_r=0
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The anecdote, the aides said, was greeted with silence, and Mr. Trump was prodded to change the subject by Reince Priebus, the White House chief of staff, and Senator John Cornyn, Republican of Texas.
Folks ... this guy is the President of the United States! The reality is that this administration is rapidly becoming a complete, total clusterbeep. This guy is going to either get his act together or he will be impeached and replaced with the competent and respected Mike Pence who actually has a brain. I propose giving him until July 1st, then the impeachment hearings start using concerns over his mental competence as the cause.
 
Old 01-26-2017, 06:50 PM
 
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I give the dems credit, they keep deliver the most absurd conspircy theories.
But that's the whole point - there's NO conspiracy about any of this. Not even anything the least bit unusual or unexpected.

Does any nay sayer really think that health care is going to be easy to fix? Or a wall easy to build? Priebus has been pretty quiet these days. Lord knows, Spicer (his pick for press secretary, not Trump's) has had a hard time. Trump sure is not known for interest in the details ... he didn't author The Art of the Deal much less his other "books." I'm pretty sure that he told Chuck Todd (what was it, July?) that he didn't need defense advisors since he watched the generals on television.

Given that kind of background prep, why would anyone expect an easy transition into actual policy? Or that he'll cope well with the transition or calmly deal with things that don't go his way. Until now, he's pretty much been the master of his own ship.
 
Old 01-26-2017, 06:52 PM
 
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Maybe Trump is a fool, maybe he ain't. We'll find out like as in real soon.

Last edited by Ibginnie; 01-28-2017 at 02:25 PM.. Reason: off topic
 
Old 01-26-2017, 06:59 PM
 
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I'm a liberal who did not vote for Trump but honest to G*d I hoped for the best. Trump's early rhetoric about bridging the Congressional aisle made sense. He was a voice for the Rust Belt and those who have been overlooked by both parties. Unfortunately, the messenger isn't up to the message.

This may well be "fake news" and the source (Daily Kos) sure isn't up there on the reliability index. Frankly, though, this may well be the state of affairs. Yellow showers no, this yes.



West Wing leaker goes dark after pulling back the curtain: Trump "irrational", staff "demoralized"

Highlights:

* Trump has no idea how to fix Obamacare. He still doesn't know what a high risk pool is.

* Trump wants to start leaking directly to wikileaks to corner opponents.

* Priebus wants to resign but Ryan so far has talked him out of it.

* There's no idea even how to begin to deal with the difficult terrain issues to build a wall between the US and Mexico.

* He has no interest in or ability to absorb factual background on issues that staff provides.
Meanwhile, Trump is focused in a major way on "proving" that he had "the largest audience at an inauguration in history" and that "almost 3 million illegals that voted illegally were responsible for him losing the popular vote by almost 3 million votes." Both of which things are false. He seems incapable of accepting facts.
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