The Donald and memory gaps

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The Donald and memory gaps

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The Donald is now denying the truth of the existence and accuracy of his locker room tape about grabbing women. Even though there is a tape of him admitting it, apologizing and saying he has changed his stripes. :oops2:

Question: Is he senile, or is he stupid. Does he forget yesterday like a goldfish, or does he work on the assumption that the electorate forgets. Does he not realize that everything he said publicly is on tape somewhere, or is that just "fake news" (We need an "ironic" emoji).
I understand that his base doesn't care, but even Trump realizes that eventually lies will catch up with him as he posted the following on his twit account:
You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time. Abraham Lincoln/Charlemagne/Mae West/anon.

The party eventually removed the quote, but not before President Trump posted it to his Instagram account, where it remains up as of this writing.
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Just to give some background...
But something deeper has been consuming Mr. Trump. He sees the calls for Mr. Moore to step aside as a version of the response to the now-famous “Access Hollywood” tape, in which he boasted about grabbing women’s genitalia, and the flood of groping accusations against him that followed soon after. He suggested to a senator earlier this year that it was not authentic, and repeated that claim to an adviser more recently. (In the hours after it was revealed in October 2016, Mr. Trump acknowledged that the voice was his, and he apologized.)/quote]https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/25/us/p ... enate.html
During the election, several women accused Trump of previous instances of sexual harassment and the 2005 "Access Hollywood" tape of Trump released in October 2016 caught him saying on a hot mic: "And when you're a star, they let you do it. You can do anything ... Grab them by the p****. You can do anything." Trump's reported denials mentioned in the New York Times directly contradict his apology following the tape's release. He said in a short video statement hours after the video surfaced: "I said it, I was wrong, and I apologize."
http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/27/politics/ ... index.html

Remember his staff only show him polls that are positive, so they're probably only showing him polls that show Moore winning. And Trump is probably thinking that if Roy Moore can deny complaints against him and get elected, why not deny the most damaging piece of sexual harassment in his background, the Access Hollywood tape. Dementia, yes probably he's still that narcissistic little boy and with dementia it's living in the past. He's spent his whole life playing the alpha male outshouting and trying to crush his opponents, it's not the way government operates but he doesn't care.
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air guns? but for purposes of discussion, i'm going with goldfish, doesn't care.

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Yes...mods, can you move to "resistence" or "rainbows"?
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He is now channeling Clint Eastwood but in a biglier way

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Turnip uses two chairs and less brain between them

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President Donald Trump’s odd photo op on Tuesday with a pair of empty chairs has quickly turned into a new meme ― and probably not the one he was hoping for.

The chairs were supposedly reserved for Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who bailed on a meeting after the president tweeted “I don’t see a deal” with the pair.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) were both at the meeting, but cast off to the sides as Trump sat flanked by the empty seats.

Trump was hoping the seats would show that the two Democrats are, as he said, “all talk and no action.”

Instead, the image of a lonely looking president sitting between two empty chairs quickly went viral:
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/do ... 52b02a33db

Surprised he didn’t say it made his day. Maybe they didn’t show up because he told them before to get off my lawn.
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A tiny group of far-right nationalists in Britain, who march in front of mosques with crosses, got a big publicity boost Wednesday when President Trump retweeted three of their inflammatory anti-Muslim videos to his millions of followers. Criticism of the Trump retweets came thick and fast in Britain, even drawing Prime Minister Theresa May, whose office said Trump was “wrong” to promote the videos, produced by the group Britain First, whose leaders have been prosecuted and jailed for harassing Muslims. In a direct rebuke of the American president, May’s office condemned Britain First for its use of “hateful narratives which peddle lies and stoke tensions.” The statement continued, “The British people overwhelmingly reject the prejudiced rhetoric of the far-right, which is the antithesis of the values that this country represents — decency, tolerance and respect. It is wrong for the President to have done this.”

British leaders across the political spectrum were amazed and appalled by Trump’s tweets endorsing a micro-group that usually draws just a few dozen supporters to its rallies. Some said Trump was trying to legitimize the far right in Britain, while others were so flabbergasted that they wondered whether he was perhaps either naive or ignorant. “Britain First is an appalling organization,” Martin Callanan, a Conservative Party politician and a government minister, told the BBC. Referring to Trump, Callanan said: “I can only assume he has made a mistake and that he didn’t realize who Britain First were.”
Britain First was founded in 2011 by Jim Dowson, an antiabortion campaigner, and Paul Golding, a former councilor for the British National Party. The anti-Muslim group soon became known for its “Christian patrols” and for driving around in paramilitary-style vehicles and wearing uniforms to match. Its members became notorious for targeting mosques and Muslim-majority areas and then producing short, selectively edited videos of their provocative tactics. Over the spring and summer this year, for instance, a few dozen activists with Britain First, waving the Union Jack and carrying white crosses, marched in front of the East London Mosque.
Even Paul Joseph Watson of the far-right, conspiracy-minded Infowars tweeted that giving Britain First a megaphone is not a good look for Trump. “Yeah, someone might want to tell whoever is running Trump’s Twitter account this morning that retweeting Britain First is not great optics,” Watson wrote.
In June 2016, Labour Party lawmaker Jo Cox [Member of Parliament] was stabbed to death by an assailant alleged to have shouted “Britain first!” Leaders of the Britain First group said there were no ties between the attacker and their organization. The assailant had links to neo-Nazi groups. On Wednesday morning, Cox’s widower, Brendan Cox, tweeted, “Trump has legitimized the far right in his own country, now he’s trying to do it in ours. Spreading hatred has consequences & the President should be ashamed of himself.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/tr ... 407a28f238

Trump is playing to his base, other presidents would throw some bits to their base but were more moderate. Trump is historically low in the polls and someone is advising him to play only to his base. Reality is that his base can't save him or re-elect him, his base isn't that large.
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