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Thread started 09/05/18 6:23am

benni

Fear: Trump in the White House

Some excerpts of the book are leaking, so thought it would be okay to go ahead and start a thread on the book.

Following are just some of the excerpts that have leaked:


Some choice cuts, reflecting the way administration officials and alumni depicted Trump to Woodward:

  • Trump to James Clapper, then Director of National Intelligence, who briefed him at Trump Tower during the transition on the intelligence community's findings that Putin had interfered in the election: "l don't believe in human sources ... These are people who have sold their souls and sold out their country ... I don't trust human intelligence and these spies."
  • Defense Secretary James Mattis, to laughter, a month after Trump took office: "Secretaries of Defense don't always get to choose the president they work for."
  • Trump to Tom Bossert, the president's adviser for homeland security, cyber security and counterterrorism, who asked Trump if he had a minute: "I want to watch the Masters. ... You and your cyber ... are going to get me in a war — with all your cyber shit."
  • "Trump was given a Reader's Digest version of the Hezbollah briefing."
  • Stephen Miller to Reince Priebus after Trump had ordered his first chief of staff to get the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions: "We're in real trouble. Because if you don't get the resignation, he's going to think you're weak. If you get it, you're going to be part of a downward-spiral calamity."

"Trump was editing an upcoming speech with [then-staff secretary Rob] Porter. Scribbling his thoughts in neat, clean penmanship, the president wrote, 'TRADE IS BAD.'"

  • Former White House economic adviser Gary Cohn told Trump: "You have a Norman Rockwell view of America."
  • "Several times Cohn just asked the president, 'Why do you have these views [on trade]?' 'I just do,' Trump replied. 'I've had these views for 30 years.' 'That doesn't mean they're right,' Cohn said. 'I had the view for 15 years I could play professional football. It doesn't mean I was right.'"

The book's last paragraph: "[I]n the man and his presidency [former Trump lawyer John] Dowd had seen the tragic flaw. In the political back-and-forth, the evasions, the denials, the tweeting, the obscuring, crying 'Fake News,' the indignation, Trump had one overriding problem that Dowd knew but could not bring himself to say to the president: 'You're a f@#$ing liar.'"

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Reply #1 posted 09/05/18 9:53am

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This book is going to send him over the edge. lol

Isn’t it a shame that someone can write an article or book, totally make up stories and form a picture of a person that is literally the exact opposite of the fact, and get away with it without retribution or cost. Don’t know why Washington politicians don’t change libel laws?

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Reply #2 posted 09/05/18 9:57am

benni

On Tuesday night, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham called Woodward a "good reporter." And Ari Fleischer, former press secretary in the George W. Bush White House and someone who has demonstrated a willingness to defend Trump, tweeted this: "I've been on the receiving end of a Bob Woodward book. There were quotes in it I didn't like. But never once -- never -- did I think Woodward made it up. Anonymous sources have looser lips and may take liberties. But Woodward always plays is straight. Someone told it to him."

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Reply #3 posted 09/05/18 9:59am

benni

This is, supposedly, General Mattis' denial:


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Reply #4 posted 09/05/18 10:00am

benni

And this is supposedly General Kelly's denial:


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Reply #5 posted 09/05/18 10:02am

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PennyPurple said:

This book is going to send him over the edge. lol





Isn’t it a shame that someone can write an article or book, totally make up stories and form a picture of a person that is literally the exact opposite of the fact, and get away with it without retribution or cost. Don’t know why Washington politicians don’t change libel laws?






He’s lucky the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings are taking up so much time on cable news otherwise there would be wall to wall coverage of the book.
Crooked Donnie. Lock him up!
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Reply #6 posted 09/05/18 10:06am

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White lists 54 accomplishments while Trump has been President. lol

His list is below

  • Almost 4 million jobs created since election.
  • More Americans are now employed than ever recorded before in our history.
  • We have created more than 400,000 manufacturing jobs since my election.
  • Manufacturing jobs growing at the fastest rate in more than THREE DECADES.
  • Economic growth last quarter hit 4.2 percent.
  • New unemployment claims recently hit a 49-year low.
  • Median household income has hit highest level ever recorded.
  • African-American unemployment has recently achieved the lowest rate ever recorded.
  • Hispanic-American unemployment is at the lowest rate ever recorded.
  • Asian-American unemployment recently achieved the lowest rate ever recorded.
  • Women’s unemployment recently reached the lowest rate in 65 years.
  • Youth unemployment has recently hit the lowest rate in nearly half a century.
  • Lowest unemployment rate ever recorded for Americans without a high school diploma
  • Under my Administration, veterans’ unemployment recently reached its lowest rate in nearly 20 years.
  • Almost 3.9 million Americans have been lifted off food stamps since the election.
  • The Pledge to America’s Workers has resulted in employers committing to train more than 4 million Americans. We are committed to VOCATIONAL education.
  • 95 percent of U.S. manufacturers are optimistic about the future—highest ever.
  • Retail sales surged last month, up another 6% over last year.
  • Signed the biggest package of tax cuts and reforms in history. After tax cuts, over $300 billion dollars poured back in to the U.S. in the first quarter alone.
  • As a result of our tax bill, small businesses will have the lowest top marginal tax rate in more than 80 years.
  • Helped win U.S. bid for the 2028 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.
  • Helped win U.S.-Mexico-Canada’s united bid for 2026 World Cup.
  • Opened ANWR & Approved Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines.
  • Record number of regulations eliminated.
  • Enacted regulatory relief for community banks and credit unions.
  • Obamacare individual mandate penalty GONE.
  • My Administration is providing more affordable healthcare options for Americans through association health plans and short-term duration plans.
  • Last month, the FDA approved more affordable generic drugs than ever before in history. And thanks to our efforts, many drug companies are freezing or reversing planned price increases.e reformed the Medicare program to stop hospitals from overcharging low-income seniors on their drugs--saving seniors hundreds of millions of dollars this year alone.
  • Signed Right-To-Try Legislation.
  • Secured $6 billion dollars in NEW funding to fight the opioid epidemic.
  • We have reduced high-dose opioid prescriptions by 16% during my first year in office.
  • Signed VA Choice Act and VA Accountability Act, expanded VA telehealth services, walk-in-clinics and same-day urgent primary and mental health care.
  • Increased our coal exports by 60%; U.S. oil production recently reached all-time high.
  • United States is a net natural gas exporter for the first time since 1957.
  • Withdrew the United States from the job-killing Paris Climate Accord.
  • Cancelled the illegal, anti-coal, so-called Clean Power Plan.
  • Secured record $700 billion dollars in military funding; $716 billion next year.
  • NATO allies are spending $69 billion dollars more on defense since 2016.
  • Process has begun to make the Space Force the 6th branch of the armed forces.
  • Confirmed more circuit court judges than any other new administration.
  • Confirmed Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch; Nominated Judge Brett Kavanagh.
  • Withdrew from the horrible, one-sided Iran Deal.
  • Moved U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem.
  • Protecting Americans from terrorists with the Travel Ban, upheld by Supreme Court.
  • Issued executive order to keep open Guantanamo Bay.
  • Concluded an historic U.S.-Mexico Trade Deal to replace NAFTA. And negotiations with Canada are underway as we speak.
  • Reached a breakthrough agreement with the EU to increase U.S. exports.
  • Imposed tariffs on foreign Steel & Aluminum to protect our national security.
  • Imposed tariffs on China in response to China’s forced technology transfer, intellectual property theft, and their chronically abusive trade practices.
  • Net exports are on track to increase by $59 billion dollars this year.
  • Improved vetting & screening for refugees, and switched focus to overseas resettlement.
  • We have begun BUILDING THE WALL. Republicans want STRONG BORDERS and NO CRIME. Democrats want OPEN BORDERS which equals MASSIVE CRIME.

https://www.washingtonexa...rd-ignored

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Reply #7 posted 09/05/18 10:07am

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Trump's August 2017 remarks concluding there was "blame on both sides" for the violence was a stunning moment early in his presidency that ignited a backlash over his views on race and consumed the White House for days. The new revelations may reopen that debate.

In the book, Woodward describes how then-White House staff secretary Rob Porter worked with Trump to write a second speech to try to repair his initial comments about violence at the marches.

Porter tried to convince the President he needed to clarify his remarks. But Trump appeared to resist, according to the book, repeatedly saying: "I don't know about this. ... This doesn't feel right to me."

Eventually, Trump agreed, and two days later in a televised speech he denounced racism, the "KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups." Woodward describes how White House aides were relieved, and chief of staff John Kelly encouraged staff to tell the President what a good job he did.

But then Trump turned on the TV.


One Fox News commentator gave Trump praise but also added, "That's almost an admission of 'Okay, I was wrong.'" Then Fox News correspondent Kevin Corke said: "Some 48 hours into the biggest domestic challenge of his young presidency, Mr. Trump has made a course correction."

Trump exploded at the coverage, Woodward reports. "That was the biggest fucking mistake I've made," the President told Porter. "You never make those concessions. You never apologize. I didn't do anything wrong in the first place. Why look weak?"


Trump continued venting to Porter, Woodward writes. "I can't believe I got forced to do that," he said. "That's the worst speech I've ever given. I'm never going to do anything like that again."


One day later, Trump spoke at an unrelated Trump Tower event, where he surprised his staff and doubled down on his original sentiment that "both sides" were to blame for the violence, equating white supremacists with what he termed the "alt-left."

"You had a group on one side that was bad and you had a group on the other side that was also very violent," Trump said. "Nobody wants to say it, but I will say it right now."

Porter was shocked, Woodward writes, and told Trump he thought the second speech was the only good one.


"I don't want to talk to you," Trump responded. "Get away from me."
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Reply #8 posted 09/05/18 11:36am

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Woodward is going to do the rounds of interviews & appearances supporting the book starting next Monday with the Today Show on NBC. It's not like Woodward is some wild liberal - historically he was (is still?) a Republican which lent credibility when he and Bernstein covered Watergate.



We shall see................. reading

[Edited 9/5/18 11:36am]

"'Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.'' - Thomas Jefferson
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Reply #9 posted 09/05/18 1:26pm

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DiminutiveRocker said:

Woodward is going to do the rounds of interviews & appearances supporting the book starting next Monday with the Today Show on NBC. It's not like Woodward is some wild liberal - historically he was (is still?) a Republican which lent credibility when he and Bernstein covered Watergate.



We shall see................. reading

[Edited 9/5/18 11:36am]

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That was smart to schedule his promotions next week. I didn't know he was a republican. Of course, he may not still claim to be one now since the Orangutan get in. lol

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Reply #10 posted 09/05/18 1:47pm

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders, this poor woman defending Trump on this book. A tell-tale sign she is on a mind-numbing medication of some sort is half her face was drooping on an interview today. lol

I'm going to say it was a medication because other than that she suffered a stroke. No way this woman makes it to the end of this year.

Crooked Donnie. Lock him up!
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Reply #11 posted 09/05/18 2:15pm

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There are a lot better books.

"My motherfucker's so cool sheep count him."
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Reply #12 posted 09/05/18 3:15pm

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benni said:


Trump's August 2017 remarks concluding there was "blame on both sides" for the violence was a stunning moment early in his presidency that ignited a backlash over his views on race and consumed the White House for days. The new revelations may reopen that debate.


In the book, Woodward describes how then-White House staff secretary Rob Porter worked with Trump to write a second speech to try to repair his initial comments about violence at the marches.

Porter tried to convince the President he needed to clarify his remarks. But Trump appeared to resist, according to the book, repeatedly saying: "I don't know about this. ... This doesn't feel right to me."


Eventually, Trump agreed, and two days later in a televised speech he denounced racism, the "KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups." Woodward describes how White House aides were relieved, and chief of staff John Kelly encouraged staff to tell the President what a good job he did.


But then Trump turned on the TV.


One Fox News commentator gave Trump praise but also added, "That's almost an admission of 'Okay, I was wrong.'" Then Fox News correspondent Kevin Corke said: "Some 48 hours into the biggest domestic challenge of his young presidency, Mr. Trump has made a course correction."


Trump exploded at the coverage, Woodward reports. "That was the biggest fucking mistake I've made," the President told Porter. "You never make those concessions. You never apologize. I didn't do anything wrong in the first place. Why look weak?"


Trump continued venting to Porter, Woodward writes. "I can't believe I got forced to do that," he said. "That's the worst speech I've ever given. I'm never going to do anything like that again."


One day later, Trump spoke at an unrelated Trump Tower event, where he surprised his staff and doubled down on his original sentiment that "both sides" were to blame for the violence, equating white supremacists with what he termed the "alt-left."


"You had a group on one side that was bad and you had a group on the other side that was also very violent," Trump said. "Nobody wants to say it, but I will say it right now."


Porter was shocked, Woodward writes, and told Trump he thought the second speech was the only good one.


"I don't want to talk to you," Trump responded. "Get away from me."





So basically many were right that he didn’t want to reprimand the white nationalists for their hate march and violence. His comments confirms it all. He’s crazy as all hell.
FEARLESS
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Reply #13 posted 09/05/18 3:30pm

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2elijah said:

benni said:


Trump's August 2017 remarks concluding there was "blame on both sides" for the violence was a stunning moment early in his presidency that ignited a backlash over his views on race and consumed the White House for days. The new revelations may reopen that debate.


In the book, Woodward describes how then-White House staff secretary Rob Porter worked with Trump to write a second speech to try to repair his initial comments about violence at the marches.

Porter tried to convince the President he needed to clarify his remarks. But Trump appeared to resist, according to the book, repeatedly saying: "I don't know about this. ... This doesn't feel right to me."


Eventually, Trump agreed, and two days later in a televised speech he denounced racism, the "KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups." Woodward describes how White House aides were relieved, and chief of staff John Kelly encouraged staff to tell the President what a good job he did.


But then Trump turned on the TV.


One Fox News commentator gave Trump praise but also added, "That's almost an admission of 'Okay, I was wrong.'" Then Fox News correspondent Kevin Corke said: "Some 48 hours into the biggest domestic challenge of his young presidency, Mr. Trump has made a course correction."


Trump exploded at the coverage, Woodward reports. "That was the biggest fucking mistake I've made," the President told Porter. "You never make those concessions. You never apologize. I didn't do anything wrong in the first place. Why look weak?"


Trump continued venting to Porter, Woodward writes. "I can't believe I got forced to do that," he said. "That's the worst speech I've ever given. I'm never going to do anything like that again."


One day later, Trump spoke at an unrelated Trump Tower event, where he surprised his staff and doubled down on his original sentiment that "both sides" were to blame for the violence, equating white supremacists with what he termed the "alt-left."


"You had a group on one side that was bad and you had a group on the other side that was also very violent," Trump said. "Nobody wants to say it, but I will say it right now."


Porter was shocked, Woodward writes, and told Trump he thought the second speech was the only good one.


"I don't want to talk to you," Trump responded. "Get away from me."





So basically many were right that he didn’t want to reprimand the white nationalists for their hate march and violence. His comments confirms it all. He’s crazy as all hell.


He's an indecent man. He didn't want to criticize the White Nationalists because he fundamentally agrees with them
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Reply #14 posted 09/05/18 8:27pm

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Ugot2shakesumthin said:

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, this poor woman defending Trump on this book. A tell-tale sign she is on a mind-numbing medication of some sort is half her face was drooping on an interview today. lol

I'm going to say it was a medication because other than that she suffered a stroke. No way this woman makes it to the end of this year.

Fuck her, she chose that job and chose to stay. Her title : Professional Liar

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Reply #15 posted 09/05/18 8:42pm

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jjhunsecker said:



Ugot2shakesumthin said:


Sarah Huckabee Sanders, this poor woman defending Trump on this book. A tell-tale sign she is on a mind-numbing medication of some sort is half her face was drooping on an interview today. lol

I'm going to say it was a medication because other than that she suffered a stroke. No way this woman makes it to the end of this year.




Fuck her, she chose that job and chose to stay. Her title : Professional Liar



Every time I see her I can’t help but feel sorry for her. I’m sorry, but she just looks so beat to crap. I can’t kick her while she’s suffering this traumatic episode.

She is going to seek help after this whole thing is over.
lol
Crooked Donnie. Lock him up!
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Reply #16 posted 09/05/18 11:15pm

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Ugot2shakesumthin said:

jjhunsecker said:

Fuck her, she chose that job and chose to stay. Her title : Professional Liar

Every time I see her I can’t help but feel sorry for her. I’m sorry, but she just looks so beat to crap. I can’t kick her while she’s suffering this traumatic episode. She is going to seek help after this whole thing is over. lol

She has free will. She freely lies. She will have to pray very hard to her god for forgiveness pray

"'Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.'' - Thomas Jefferson
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Reply #17 posted 09/06/18 4:26am

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DiminutiveRocker said:

She has free will. She freely lies. She will have to pray very hard to her god for forgiveness pray

She takes after her Daddy, nothing but a liar.

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Reply #18 posted 09/06/18 7:32am

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PennyPurple said:

DiminutiveRocker said:

She has free will. She freely lies. She will have to pray very hard to her god for forgiveness pray

She takes after her Daddy, nothing but a liar.


nod Liars who claim to be god-fearing Christians. disbelief

"'Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.'' - Thomas Jefferson
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Reply #19 posted 09/06/18 7:35am

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You all lied about McCain.

"My motherfucker's so cool sheep count him."
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Reply #20 posted 09/06/18 7:43am

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DiminutiveRocker said:

PennyPurple said:

She takes after her Daddy, nothing but a liar.


nod Liars who claim to be god-fearing Christians. disbelief

Who cling to their religion ...

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Reply #21 posted 09/06/18 8:42am

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2freaky4church1 said:

You all lied about McCain.

no no no!

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Reply #22 posted 09/06/18 9:37am

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Woodward just published the letter that was grabbed from Trump's desk by Cohn:

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jjhunsecker said:

2elijah said:


So basically many were right that he didn’t want to reprimand the white nationalists for their hate march and violence. His comments confirms it all. He’s crazy as all hell.


He's an indecent man. He didn't want to criticize the White Nationalists because he fundamentally agrees with them

Agree.
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Reply #24 posted 09/06/18 2:31pm

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2elijah said:

jjhunsecker said:
He's an indecent man. He didn't want to criticize the White Nationalists because he fundamentally agrees with them
Agree.

Co-sign nod

"'Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.'' - Thomas Jefferson
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Reply #25 posted 09/06/18 4:57pm

benni

Trump on Guiliani:



Rudy Giuliani Is 'A Baby'

Trump's current lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, has said his fair share of questionable things on television while publicly defending the president from a number of unflattering allegations, leading to frequent mockery from late-night comedians. And according to Woodward, even the president roasted Giuliani after the former New York City mayor first appeared on TV as a surrogate for the Trump campaign after the "Access Hollywood" tape leaked during the 2016 election.

"Rudy, you’re a baby," Trump reportedly said. "I’ve never seen a worse defense of me in my life. They took your diaper off right there. You’re like a little baby that needed to be changed. When are you going to be a man?"

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Reply #26 posted 09/06/18 5:07pm

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"If you want the wise man to be as angry as the unworthiness of the crimes demands, he must become not angry but insane."
- Seneca, On Anger 2.9.4
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Reply #27 posted 09/06/18 5:25pm

benni

Guiliani is denying Trump ever said that to him and stated that Woodward never came to him, to interview him, or ask him about the situation.

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Reply #28 posted 09/07/18 6:00am

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fear the Vise if Trump is removed. Trump is nothing

#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the m
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Reply #29 posted 09/07/18 7:38am

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OldFriends4Sale said:

fear the Vise if Trump is removed. Trump is nothing

Nah, not if there is Blue Wave. If there is Pence won't be able to get much done.

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