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Old 08-21-2019, 11:08 AM
 
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It's all good, although I expect he was going to offer more money than Harry Truman did.
"Not for sale" still too difficult a concept to grasp? And in the meantime, he's decided to call the Danish PM nasty. His poor little ego really does not do well with women in power, does it?
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Old 08-21-2019, 11:10 AM
 
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"Not for sale" still too difficult a concept to grasp? And in the meantime, he's decided to call the Danish PM nasty. His poor little ego really does not do well with women in power, does it?
It is very noticeable.

Something about powerful women unrattles him, and he perceives 'nastiness' where none exists.
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Old 08-21-2019, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA (Sandy Springs)
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The petulant child in the WH is an embarrassment to all sane American adults.

Anyone not drinking the orange koolaid should be eager to vote this spectacular failure out of office and restore a sense of dignity to our standing in the world.
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Old 08-21-2019, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
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If President Trump wants to call off talks over that, it shows alot about his mentality. And it leaves something to ask. Someone who reacts the way President Trump did, is he really the kind of President we need?
It's as if he thinks Greenland is a real estate deal....
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Old 08-21-2019, 11:22 AM
 
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"Not for sale" still too difficult a concept to grasp? And in the meantime, he's decided to call the Danish PM nasty. His poor little ego really does not do well with women in power, does it?
It's not a difficult for said persons to grasp. Said persons just do not care. Many people are on board with Trump for several reasons.

1) Some people might relish the idea of America becoming an empire. To some, this is Trump "making American great again".
2) Because some people want to see people like you and me upset. Some people get off on people criticizing President Trump. When people who don't support Trump don't like what Trump is doing, some of Trump's most loyal supporters see that as a victory. Basically, it's "make the left angry".

The irony of it is that the very persons who seem to be on board with President Trump trying to buy Greenland are the very ones who see Puerto Rico as a burden and want it cut lose.
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Old 08-21-2019, 11:23 AM
 
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It's as if he thinks Greenland is a real estate deal....
I don't think President Trump cares about this country. He's in this to benefit him. Trying to buy Greenland could be proof of it.
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Old 08-21-2019, 11:27 AM
 
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Many people like Trump because he makes his opponents angry. Many people measure the kind of job Trump is doing based on how angry people who didn't vote for him get. Many people know President Trump is behaving like a petulant brat. Many know this and continue to support him in spite of (or in many cases BECAUSE OF) it. President Trump's behavior makes many people angry, and rightfully so. However, people getting upset pleases some of his supporters. This isn't just about Trump. We're in a culture war. It has become "whatever makes the other side squirm, do it".
Good point.

There's quite a number of people who are just angry and frustrated in general. They feel like victims, they got stuck in jobs that went away because of innovation, technology and the access to global resources. They resonate with the "MAGA" slogan because they believed or at least hoped Individual1 was going to roll back time to somewhere in the 1940s and 50s ... back to the post war and mass production era, where the little woman stayed home and the men went to work, where global markets were limited and contained.

This is a cultural war waged within the U.S., which Individual1 ignites often and his supporters embrace. They want the time when it was okay to treat other races as less than, they prefer women have fewer rights, and an authoritarian person in charge suits them, emotionally. Most have no idea how much they've been played but it's all right there.
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Old 08-21-2019, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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Politicians do stupid things that hurt some people and normally put money in their pockets and more power/control in their hands. That is pretty much all that politicians do and I expect little else from them. Sometimes they are obvious about it, sometimes subtle, but they all do the same thing.

At least this is amusing. Since they take so much of my money, they should at least try to be entertaining. trump is very very good at being entertaining.

What would be really funny to me is if he somehow pulled it off and acquired Greenland. I know nothing about Greenland or why we would want it, but the entertainment value is off the charts. Far better than a stupid war that has no chance of accomplishing anything or another yawner scandal or yes another pointless investigation.

I understand they are going to waste my money playing games and being stupid (or giving it to their friends). That is just how it is. but at least they can be entertaining about it. We pay a lot for entertainment. They should contribute. Trump has created the most political entertainment out of DC in decades. He makes both sides act and look crazy and stupid. It is like some scripted reality TV show, only better.

Who could have come up with buying Greenland? Even the better TV comedy writers are unlikely to come up with this. Maybe it is a good thing, maybe purely stupid, but it is certainly entertaining.
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Old 08-21-2019, 11:34 AM
 
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The petulant child in the WH is an embarrassment to all sane American adults.

Anyone not drinking the orange koolaid should be eager to vote this spectacular failure out of office and restore a sense of dignity to our standing in the world.
This is the thing. Many people who are not embarrassed by President Trump are themselves sane. This is what I see. I see many angry people and feel like their world is threatened. Supporting a con man, a vulgar, petulant person, this is one form of lashing out. We all know Trump is wrong. Many of his supporters know that he is wrong. However, some of his supporters see this as an opportunity to "stick it to the left". This is why many of his supporters laugh at people such as us. This is why some of his supporters aren't embarrassed.

I consider Trump to be an embarrassment, and you do to. But the more unhappy we are, the happier some of his staunch supporters are.
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Old 08-21-2019, 11:37 AM
 
Location: alexandria, VA
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This is the thing. Many people who are not embarrassed by President Trump are themselves sane. This is what I see. I see many angry people and feel like their world is threatened. Supporting a con man, a vulgar, petulant person, this is one form of lashing out. We all know Trump is wrong. Many of his supporters know that he is wrong. However, some of his supporters see this as an opportunity to "stick it to the left". This is why many of his supporters laugh at people such as us. This is why some of his supporters aren't embarrassed.

I consider Trump to be an embarrassment, and you do to. But the more unhappy we are, the happier some of his staunch supporters are.
Yes, America and the entire planet for that matter could go to hell in a handbasket and all is well for the Trumpies as long as Trump is "trolling the libs".
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