how long will Trump last

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  1. Oddjob

    Oddjob Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Agreed he didn't say it was a bad thing but noting the effects is an acknowledgement and to make such an statement usually reflects some level of agreement with such. Fair enough in hindsight he may have come to that view rather than a young'in in parliament.

    I agree that globalisation of trade is beneficial for without it we wouldn't be a major minerals or foods exporter and once upon a time a car exporter too, but "free trade deals" that aren't fair usually results in one country taking most of the pain and the other enjoying a free kick.
     
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    I think it's good the US have a president who doesn't speak and act through filters. I think he has a good chance of going for a second term. I think the US public is sick of puppet presidents tbh.
     
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    Unfortunately the manner in which Trump measures the benefits of trade is completely off target.

    Trade policy is his weakness. He’s no better than Obama was in that regard.
     
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    First midterms have proven difficult for previous presidents... E.g., Obama got re-elected although his party lost his first midterms, ditto Clinton.
    Midterm election most House seats lost by President's party in power;
    2010 Obama (D): -63
    1994 Clinton (D): -52
    1958: Eisenhower (R): -48
    1974 Ford (Nixon) (R): -48
    1966 Johnson (D): -47
    1946 Truman (D): -45
    2006 Bush (R): -30
    1950 Truman (D): -29
    1982 Reagan (R): -26
    2018 Trump (R): -26

    Trump's support added some good Republicans in the Senate which secures him until 2020 and likely on to second term - by the looks of putative Democratic candidates selection (Michael Avenatti, Corey "Spartacus" Booker, Hillary Clinton, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth "Fauxahontas" Warren et al.).
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    sgbuyer Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Bloomberg maybe able to bring down Trump.
     
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    Possible, true. By the looks of it also Bernie Sanders will be given an opportunity - as the Dems are shuffling to left with Alexandria 'Democratic socialist' Ocasio-Cortez and the like. According to Boston Herald a full 70% of Dem candidates supported free Medicare for all and other welfare spending increases. There's no end in sight to USA debt piling up regardless who sits in the White House.
    http://www.bostonherald.com/news/us_politics/2018/11/analysis_democrats_shift_left_on_issues
     
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    Trump is going strong, we are witnessing Caligula of the modern time. Next twenty years will be fascinating as USA fades
     
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    I can't believe the Alexandria Occasional Cortex will now have power over other people.
     
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    I cringe when thinking what the average IQ in her electoral district is....

     
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    Sigh....
     
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    https://www.smh.com.au/business/the...ith-the-devil-has-failed-20181108-p50eom.html
     
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    Is anyone opening a book on Trump for 8 years?

    In an op-ed published by the Wall Street Journal Sunday night, two staunch Clinton family allies made what is perhaps the strongest case yet that the twice-defeated Democrat is licking her wounds and preparing for another bid for the presidency in 2020: "Don’t pay much attention to the “I won’t run” declarations" the op-ed authors write: Hillary "knows both Mr. Clinton and Mr. Obama declared they weren’t running, until they ran. She may even skip Iowa and enter the race later, but rest assured that, one way or another, Hillary 4.0 is on the way."

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-11-11/wsj-calls-it-hillary-will-run-again-2020
    Entertainment purposes only:

    Despite her embarrassing and unexpected loss to Trump, Clinton retains a 75% approval rating among Democrats, an unfinished mission to be the first female president, and a personal grudge against her one-time friend for inspiring all of those "lock her up" chants. This is why, if she does run again, Penn and Stein expect her to come out swinging.

    Expect Hillary 4.0 to come out swinging. She has decisively to win those Iowa caucus-goers who have never warmed up to her. They will see her now as strong, partisan, left-leaning and all-Democrat—the one with the guts, experience and steely-eyed determination to defeat Mr. Trump. She has had two years to go over what she did wrong and how to take him on again.
    Did they notice Nixon was a crook?

    Richard Nixon came back from his loss to John F. Kennedy in 1960 and won the presidency in 1968. He will be the model for winning again. Mrs. Clinton won’t travel the country in a van with Huma Abedin this time, doing small events and retail politics. Instead she will enter through the front door, mobilizing the army of professional women behind her, leveraging her social networks, and raking in donations. She will hope to emerge as an unstoppable force to undo Mr. Trump, running on the #MeToo movement, universal health care and gun control. Proud and independent, this time she will sideline Bill and Mr. Obama, limiting their role to fundraising.
    Perhaps if the rabid eyed, foul mouthed, war mongering liar steps up then perhaps we'll finally see (74 year old?) Hillary in a good old fashioned knock down drag out fight. We know she's capable.

    p.s. Just a little reminder of what she'll be handing over to Trump for the election:

    https://soapboxie.com/us-politics/Hillary-Clinton-is-hoping-youve-forgotten-her-past
     
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  15. Oddjob

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    I think HRC is making this noise with the slim hope that the new AG doesn't indict her for god knows how many things...the list runs long. If the new AG slaps the cuffs on her she claim DJT was doing it to ensure she didn't beat him on 2020....Good luck with that HRC, you'll look FAB in orange.....Yes I'm on that train ladies and gents.
     
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    I'm with you there O-J. L H Up.
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    now over 60,000 sealed indictments....... and TRUMP just made the below twitter post

    D 5 Military tribunals
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    Trump Shares Image Calling For His Opponents To Face Trials For ‘Treason’
    November 28, 2018

    President Trump on Wednesday morning shared an image calling for his opponents to face trial for “treason,” with many of them behind bars.

    The image, which the president retweeted from a pro-Trump Twitter account, depicts a host of figures Trump has criticized, including former President Obama, 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, special counsel Robert Mueller, former FBI Director James Comey and former President Bill Clinton.

    “Now that Russia collusion is a proven lie, when do the trials for treason begin?” the caption on the photo reads.

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  19. Oddjob

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    I never get tired of this clip.....

     
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    Trump would be back again in 90 days to reverse many of his policy "Mr Tariff Man"
     

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