The Donald Trump Thread

That last line is killer. :)
Not that I understand the USA system but I'm told that trump is referring to what's written in his biography on the white house web site, which is apparently correct...

"...Mr. Trump won the election on November 8 of 2016 in the largest electoral college landslide for a Republican in 28 years. He won over 2,600 counties nationwide, the most since President Reagan in 1984. Additionally, he won over 62 million votes in the popular vote, the highest all-time for a Republican nominee. He also won 306 electoral votes, the most for a Republican since George H.W. Bush in 1988..."

https://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/president-trump
 
Not that I understand the USA system but I'm told that trump is referring to what's written in his biography on the white house web site, which is apparently correct...

"...Mr. Trump won the election on November 8 of 2016 in the largest electoral college landslide for a Republican in 28 years. He won over 2,600 counties nationwide, the most since President Reagan in 1984. Additionally, he won over 62 million votes in the popular vote, the highest all-time for a Republican nominee. He also won 306 electoral votes, the most for a Republican since George H.W. Bush in 1988..."

https://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/president-trump
At best, and without previous (read daily) form, we might put it down to carelessness. The quote Ian has given occurs in the Q and A and was in response to this statement in the opening monologue:
"We got 306 because people came out and voted like they've never seen before so that's the way it goes. I guess it was the biggest electoral college win since Ronald Reagan."

No qualification given until challenged. Trump is a slow learner. His uncontrollable habit of stating a self serving lie is harming him more than he can comprehend. Sooner or later the GOP will tire and act. I am certain plans are already being workshopped for such an eventuality.
 
At best, and without previous (read daily) form, we might put it down to carelessness. The quote Ian has given occurs in the Q and A and was in response to this statement in the opening monologue:
"We got 306 because people came out and voted like they've never seen before so that's the way it goes. I guess it was the biggest electoral college win since Ronald Reagan."

No qualification given until challenged. Trump is a slow learner. His uncontrollable habit of stating a self serving lie is harming him more than he can comprehend. Sooner or later the GOP will tire and act. I am certain plans are already being workshopped for such an eventuality.
Don't be so silly... it was a total non story... Trump did win a landslide electoral college vote by counties...
 
Don't be so silly... it was a total non story... Trump did win a landslide electoral college vote by counties...
Huh?! Max, you seem oddly disconcerted. I have no issue with Trump's win; Trump does! He seems incapable of representing it without resort to gross exaggeration and lies. My closing point references this juvenile habit. If you are naive enough to think this is not a grave concern within his Party (the only active agent in his potential removal, other than a criminal act) then I request you reserve judgment and await developments.
 
Huh?! Max, you seem oddly disconcerted. I have no issue with Trump's win; Trump does! He seems incapable of representing it without resort to gross exaggeration and lies. My closing point references this juvenile habit. If you are naive enough to think this is not a grave concern within his Party (the only active agent in his potential removal, other than a criminal act) then I request you reserve judgment and await developments.
Trump is essentially a very good salesman and salesmen are big picture extroverted types - not detail oriented types. As an engineer, I've experienced constant frustration at the lack of details or scrambling of details from the salesmen. This is not a deliberate effort at deception on their part or a character flaw; it's just not their personality and it's why they aren't as technical. The detail oriented people (like me) often lack the charisma and extraversion required to be good salesmen. Trump remembered some part of a true stat about the election setting a record number of something since Reagan. He got a specific detail about that stat wrong... okay.. move on. It's not a story.

Obama once said he ordered the speeding up of training of ISIL forces... didn't hear the press make anything out of that one.
 
Not that I understand the USA system but I'm told that trump is referring to what's written in his biography on the white house web site, which is apparently correct...

"...Mr. Trump won the election on November 8 of 2016 in the largest electoral college landslide for a Republican in 28 years. He won over 2,600 counties nationwide, the most since President Reagan in 1984. Additionally, he won over 62 million votes in the popular vote, the highest all-time for a Republican nominee. He also won 306 electoral votes, the most for a Republican since George H.W. Bush in 1988..."

https://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/president-trump
It doesn't matter what he's referring to if he misrepresents it. If I read that D is the best in 28 years (and only within certain criteria), but not as great A, B, or C, and then I shout "D is the best since A!", I should absolutely be called out. I'm either being dishonest and self-serving or my reading comprehension skill isn't where it should be.
 
Trump is essentially a very good salesman and salesmen are big picture extroverted types - not detail oriented types.
That's one way of seeing it. This is how I see it:

Trump is essentially a dishonest salesman and salesmen are bottom line extroverted types - not fact oriented types.
Personally, I'd prefer having to deal with fewer dishonest salesmen in my life.
 
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Trump is not getting impeached.

At least not based on anything that has come out so far. I also doubt there is going to be any evidence that is substantial enough to remove him from office before 2020. Even then I'm not convinced Trump will lose, we're too far out from then.
 
It doesn't matter what he's referring to if he misrepresents it. If I read that D is the best in 28 years (and only within certain criteria), but not as great A, B, or C, and then I shout "D is the best since A!", I should absolutely be called out. I'm either being dishonest and self-serving or my reading comprehension skill isn't where it should be.
Don't be so silly... that's the electoral college, and only a nerd would say it wasn't a sea of red...

 
Trump is not getting impeached.

At least not based on anything that has come out so far. I also doubt there is going to be any evidence that is substantial enough to remove him from office before 2020. Even then I'm not convinced Trump will lose, we're too far out from then.
But they are trying to create the narrative that he's such a disastrous danger to national security - essentially a Russian agent - that the CIA would be justified in taking him out.
 
Huh?! Max, you seem oddly disconcerted. I have no issue with Trump's win; Trump does! He seems incapable of representing it without resort to gross exaggeration and lies. My closing point references this juvenile habit. If you are naive enough to think this is not a grave concern within his Party (the only active agent in his potential removal, other than a criminal act) then I request you reserve judgment and await developments.
Lol... you've variously used 'gross', 'grave', 'criminal' to describe his absolutely justified claims over his landslide electoral college results... the only one who is exaggerating here appears to be you.
 
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