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Trump brushes off Kim's human rights record, saying a lot of others have done 'bad things'

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3.2k points · 3 months ago

It’s like when James Franco meets Kim Jong Un. I wonder if Trump will have his plastic grocery store moment.

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2.0k points · 3 months ago

Kim is honeydicking the fuck outta Trump.

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What is this honeydicking term you speak of?

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basically somebody figuring you out, figuring out what you like, telling you what you want to hear, to get what they want out of you

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It’s like a honeypot but it makes it harder to sit down.

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"Nah Democrats are just peanut butter and jealous "

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8.6k points · 3 months ago

Just for good measure, he threw in a comment about it being 'pretty good' that Xi Jinping is president for life.

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6.6k points · 3 months ago

"He's now president for life. President for life. No, he's great," Trump said, referring to Xi.

"And look, he was able to do that. I think it's great. Maybe we'll give that a shot someday," he quipped.

Ok then.

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881 points · 3 months ago

A German President (Köhler) was pressured to resign in 2010, because he had said that the German military is and should be involved in securing German economic interests in Afghanistan. This use of the military is against the German constitution. It was "just" a quote. But it was enough.

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but that's Germany, where actions actually have consequences

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w h a t

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Just two dictators talking.

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400 points · 3 months ago

Back in the day, a gaffe like that would have made headlines.

Currently, we have daily truckloads of foolishness, so it is merely a blip on the screen.

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What a joker! He loves making jokes that he will someday be an authoritarian dictator. HAHA so funny!

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189 points · 3 months ago

He's so hilariously self aware. He should be a comedian

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I raised my eyebrows almost audibly

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If Obama said this, conservatives would lose their absolute shit.

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Remember when Republicans had to create conspiracy theories to push the baseless narrative that Obama intended to try to remain in the presidency longer than two terms? Those were the days...

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1.7k points · 3 months ago · edited 3 months ago

Oh God. 'I express my sincere condolences to Putin for having to step down for a term into the Prime Ministerial position, and we hope to resume relationships as soon as possible'.

Maybe he thinks it's good because deals can't be broken. Trump's deals being 'the best', no one will ever be able to renege on them!

e: just to clarify, that isn't a real quote

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Trump truly represents the opposite of all American ideals/values. No wonder he's the Republican dream come true.

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Fat, loud, hateful, ignorant - doesn't get much more American than that.

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Man I wish I could argue that people would not be dumb enough to agree with a person like that, but I just over heard 2 men at my work talking about how much they respect Trump because he “doesn’t take anyone’s crap and says whatever is on his mind.” Sorry, but I just don’t see how attitude like that makes a leader.

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808 points · 3 months ago

That might be slightly ok if 'whatever is on his mind' wasn't constantly the dumbest shit you could possibly imagine.

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To be fair some things he says are far beyond my imagination.

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Yah. I realized that in one of the early debates when he was asked about how he would improve the relationships that minorities have with the police. He responded by saying that he would give the police better guns. That answer was so bad I think it gave me cancer...

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Sorry, but I just don’t see how attitude like that makes a leader.

In the same way that one charismatic ten year old saying "none of this matters because Ill never use it In real life anyways", makes all the other ten year olds believe it. Because it is easy, within their comfort zone.

Trumps entire political career can be summed up In two ideas - being the child who shouts loudest, and pandering to the biases of reactionary white working class people who feel bullied by life, and are lashing out at their perceived enemy.

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Exactly. He embodies our most disgusting flaws, but again, he's the opposite of our ideals and values.

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He’s the opposite of our public ideals and values, but embodies our actual values. He’s America’s Id.

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Wait, is that a real quote?

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"He’s you know, an incredible guy," he added. "Essentially president for life. That’s pretty good."

Holy shit. You weren't joking. Why the fuck aren't you joking. WHAT THE FUCK IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING RIGHT NOW.

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41 points · 3 months ago

The Republicans pandered to populist sentiment for decades, until it came back and bit them in the ass, and actual populists and outright fascists now dominate if not run the party.

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Makes Trump's "joke" back in March even less funny. And, yes, that's a National Review article.

And the Republican Party is now self-consciously "the party of President Donald J. Trump."

So there you go. The will and the means are in place for the end of democracy in the United States of America.

Also not too offended by the idea of human rights violations. What a time to be alive.

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518 points · 3 months ago · edited 3 months ago

I can't even fathom the outcry from the other side if Obama had made this "joke"

What's scarier is I've seen quite a few people say how great it would be if we just kept electing the Trump family through the generations. I wonder if these same people would be happy if he made that decision for them instead of leaving it to a risky vote

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393 points · 3 months ago

I wonder if these same people would be happy if he made that decision for them instead of leaving it to a risky vote

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2017/08/10/in-a-new-poll-half-of-republicans-say-they-would-support-postponing-the-2020-election-if-trump-proposed-it/

Claims of large-scale voter fraud are not true, but that has not stopped a substantial number of Republicans from believing them. But how far would Republicans be willing to follow the president to stop what they perceive as rampant fraud? Our recent survey suggests that the answer is quite far: About half of Republicans say they would support postponing the 2020 presidential election until the country can fix this problem.

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What the fuck is WRONG with people?

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225 points · 3 months ago · edited 3 months ago

They pretend to be the most patriotic and show an absolutely stunning lack of knowledge or care about what made the US great in the first place: its system of government, checks and balances, democracy, co-equal branches of government, civility and civic pride and duty, division of state and church. The most important foundation of the country was the rejection of tyrannical government, and they are willing to give up this most cherished principle for the sake of a moron reality tv star because he upsets the other side with his stupidity and unpreparedness. It's kind of similar to the way they pretend to be the most religious and then everything they do boils down to fuck the poor, fuck the sick, fuck asylum seekers needing help, fuck everyone else cuz I got mine, or one day I will be rich, so fuck everyone else. Not exactly a Christ-like philosophy either. But they are the party of religious values.

If an alien came to Earth and you had to explain all of this to them, they would think we are exceptionally stupid.

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615 points · 3 months agoGilded1 · edited 3 months ago

What the fuck is WRONG with people?

Many Trump supporters are just not Americans. They live here, they were born here, that's it. They don't agree with American values and they dissent from our democratic form of governance.

If they had to pass a test to be an American, like every adult naturalized citizen does, many of them would fail. Donald himself would fail. He's referred in speeches to the nonexistent 12th article of the Constitution, he thinks judges "sign bills", advocated shutting down mosques, said a judge was unfit because of his ethnicity, wants to imprison flag-burners, and has said people who "say freedom of speech, freedom of speech - these are foolish people".

Try imagining Donald with a Farsi or Ethopian or Chinese accent. We would hesitate to admit someone into the country if they held these ideas. In fact, they would fall afoul of all those highfalutin "meritocratic" immigration reforms about only letting in people "whose ideals are consistent with the American way of life." Too bad we never apply that rubric to all the "Americans" who are born here. This country is full of people who are shit-ass at being Americans compared to even the most mediocre immigrant. And by the way, it's taking the easy way out to somehow blame "declining civic education" or some BS like that for these people. They're not illiberal because of ignorance. They're illiberal because they can no longer control the game. White conservatives were only pro-democracy when they single-handedly DECIDED our democracy. Our first Black President was elected with 43% of the White vote, because Whites were just three-quarters (and falling) of registered voters in 2008 and nonWhites overwhelmingly vote Democrat. If we still had Reagan-era levels of non-White voter registration, both McCain and Romney would have won.

Letting a President be elected with a minority of the White vote was an acid test of whether conservatives actually believed that a result Whites did not assent to could still be a legitimate democratic outcome (i.e., whether conservatives are Americans), and most of them failed that test. Initially by going fucking nuts, and then over time by giving in to a concerted propaganda campaign that the USA should band together with an illiberal Russia as the last two defenders of "traditional, Christian Western Civ" in the face of Islamic/Mexican hordes and European gaymarriage-welfarism decadence.

I'm sure there are some Trump supporters who have their panties in a twist reading this, but if you let Trump supporters talk long enough, you will find them saying these ideas THEMSELVES. They truly think that "Americanness" and nationhood subsist in some concept other than the 3 core values we normally consider American (that is: individual liberty, democratic self-government, and equality before the law). For example Congressman Steve King, an early Trump endorser, has said "We can't restore our civilization with somebody else's babies." This evinces a conviction, so deep-seated that it's stated as a given rather than actively argued, that Americanness is a racial rather than ideological identity.

Behind all the negative-five-calories Jordan-Petersonian hot air about "Western civilization" (back in the Bush days, the code was "Judeo-Christian values" instead) is a deep, visceral refusal to let democracy move forward if Whites don't get a Security-Council veto on the result. You can't bring these people back into being "Americans in good standing" because even after Trump goes, and even after these dumbfucks enter "I never supported Trump anyway" mode (try finding a Bush voter in 2018!), they still won't accept a democracy where nonWhites have a steadily increasing say in the outcome. I don't know how we solve this problem, but assuming that Trump is the totality of the problem, is a big problem in itself.

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This makes so much sense.

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I've seen (at least heard of) at least a few adults who literally:

Think the world is flat

Don't agree with the idea of wiping their own ass and therefore walk around with a shitty ass

Don't understand walk left, stand right

Think fairies and shit are real

Think white people were created by a mad scientist named Yakub 6,600 years ago

Think NASA intentionally opened a portal to a demon dimension because there was a ring-shaped cloud one time

etc.

If you look for the dumbest examples in a group, the people you will find will invariably be fucking dumb. This doesn't prove much.

What's more alarming is that nobody seems to care that Trump has ruined all notion of political norms and regularly says things that (in decades past) would have earned a sharp rebuke from American leadership if a foreign president said them.

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Don't agree with the idea of wiping their own ass and therefore walk around with a shitty ass

Wait, what?

how can you not believe in wiping your ass?

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I can't even fathom the outcry from the other side if Obama had made this "joke"

If Obama had done a fraction of what Trump has done and said the right would've impeached him ages ago. Just the thought of collusion with Russia would've been enough but since Trump is their idiot they're going to support him.

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If ANY Democrat had said "I prefer ones that weren't captured" about a vet, their political career would have been over instantly.

Permanently.

But not only did Republicans put him in office, most agree with the sentiment that athletes taking a knee to protest police brutality is disrespectful and unpatriotic.

Obama was "naive" for even wanting to talk to North Korea.

But Trump deserves the Nobel for having to vision and guts to do it.

Obama's Iran deal was "a bad deal."

But Trumps deal (which appears to be nothing and is completely open to interpretation because Trump "trusts Kim") is "historic."

It's almost like Republicans aren't operating in good faith.

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Someone should let Trump know that President for life Isn't a thing, that's called being a Dictator. But since Trump idolizes Dictators I don't know what good that would do.

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105 points · 3 months ago

If J. F. Kennedy could be President for life, then why should Trump not be allowed the same right?

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364 points · 3 months ago

Promise me one thing America, if he pulls a 'removing term limits' type shenanigans like he endorses in this article. You'll all take your first amendment rights to their intended purpose, right?

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267 points · 3 months ago

Him trying to remove term limits isn't very likely. What is at least slightly likely (the most likely it will be in the history of the country) is that he loses in 2020 but says that it was rigged and refuses to step down. Before the last election he was basically saying that he wouldn't accept any results where he lost anyway (and so he still doesn't accept that he lost the popular vote).

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God that is a sickening idea. It was bad enough imagining him refusing to concede in 2016, but this would be shockingly different with him already being in the White House. This is the kind of thing that could quickly turn into bloodshed.

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113 points · 3 months ago

Just look at how many people there still are who unquestioningly follow Trump. It'll be a civil war.

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The greatest war, believe me, you'll love it.

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He makes the best wars. Everybody says so.

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377 points · 3 months ago

First amendment guarantees freedom of speech, press, assembly and religion. You may be thinking of the Republicans' preferred "Second Amendment remedies," and, yes a Republican candidate for the United States Senate suggested shooting her Democratic opponent if he won

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299 points · 3 months ago

So did Donnie. Remember the “maybe the second amendment folks know of a way to get rid of her” comments?

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I've posted that quote 3 times. The first time got me banned for "threatening violence". The other two times t_d people actually reported me to the FBI, screenshotted it, and rubbed it in my face.

This is despite it being a fucking quote from their fucking god emperor. They are so dumb and belligerent I cant express how much I hate them

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We burned down the White House!

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With your flappy heads and fart jokes!

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573 points · 3 months ago

With their beady little eyes and flappin heads so full of lies.

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343 points · 3 months ago

Blame Canada! Blame Canadaaa!

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They're not even a real country anyway!

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Kenny could have been a doctor or a lawyer it's-er true.

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87 points · 3 months ago

Instead he burned up lahk a piggie on a barbecue!

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Should we blame the government?

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Or blame society?

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Man, this just has me thinking that Canadians need to say sorry way more often.

Edit: For real though, this situation is really upsetting.

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♪ The War of 1812 ♪

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So Canada bad, North Korea good?

Who went back into time and stepped on a bug that caused this Butterfly effect we are now stuck in?

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357 points · 3 months ago

Who went back into time and stepped on a bug misspelled the name of that fucking bear book

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Who went back into time and stepped on a bug misspelled the name of that fucking bear book

Clearly it was Nelson Mandela

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Yes the root cause!

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342 points · 3 months ago

If America isn't careful we might socialise their healthcare...

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I dare you!

please

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I double dog dare them!

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102 points · 3 months ago

How terrible, affordable healthcare for the masses!

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115 points · 3 months ago

Somewhere in the world, a shareholder of a private hospital just woke up in a cold sweat screaming.

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As a resident of WA, I have never felt even the slightest bit threatened by Canada. This is going to end up being a weird chapter in American history books.

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New Hampshirite over here, barely 3 hours from the border. With each passing year, I see my proximity to the border like standing next to your strong, capable friend at a seedy bar.

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Don’t you hear them sharpening their ice skates? It doesn’t keep you up at night?

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I live in Michigan about 20 minutes from the border. A lot of people I work with are Canadian and commute over the border and back every day. The whole thing is just so ridiculous. It's pretty damn awkward as well.

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This is going to end up being a weird chapter in American history books.

honestly its these threads that give me hope as a canadian that this shit is in fact temporary. your next dude is gonna be all apologies and our next guy will just be like "fuck it last 4 years didnt happen, where were we at?"

we're fucking dependant on one another, having such a large land border will do that. yall need us and we need you.

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I feel like after all the shit he does in four years, this may pale in comparison to what may come. Dont fret, Canadian friend, we love you.

-Your neighbor, a resident of Washington

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Keep your hope tempered honestly. He's still hovering at 40%+ approval and the "optics" if you will, of the meeting were positive and will probably give him a bump. Populism seems to be spreading, not slowing down.

Hopefully you guys don't follow us down the gutter. Wasn't Rob Ford's brother surging in the polls recently and wasn't he a Trumpian figure?

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Doug Ford just stood by Trudeau in his defiance of Trump. Imagine that, a conservative standing next to a liberal in solidarity for the countries best interests.

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Everyone has done bad things, we should forgive even north Korea. But not fucking Canada, they attacked trump on Twitter by saying "We will not back down to Trump".

It's all personal to him and therefore America. Because of his mental disorder

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279 points · 3 months ago

He's actually quite sane if you read his actions through the lens of someone completely corrupted and in debt to Vladimir Putin.

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I think all Putin had to do was say how smart he thought trump was and he had the needy orange narcissist eating out of his hand.

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Making us Americans fat with your delicious syrups and cheap whiskeys.

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6.5k points · 3 months ago

Trump praised the North Korean leader for being a “tough guy” who managed to take control of his country at a young age.

He didn't "take control." It was handed to him. From late 2010, Kim Jong-un was viewed as heir apparent to the leadership of the DPRK, and following the elder Kim's death, he was announced as the "Great Successor" by North Korean state television

“If you can do that at 27 years old, you, I mean, that's one in 10,000 that can do that.”

It's not all that difficult when you assassinate all your potential competition.

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Also... 1 in 10,000 people are capable of that?

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2.4k points · 3 months ago

TIL there are 700,000 people in the world capable of being dictators.

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I mean, give me a large enough island with S400 and patriot systems as well as a 10B/year income and let's see what happens....

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635 points · 3 months ago

This guy Tropicos

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"Presidente, don´t research that... the best system of government is capitalist cronyism, me, my friends and all my family agree." - Penultimo

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160 points · 3 months ago

Salsa rhythms in my head already.

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My ringtone

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Never fear, El Presidente's here!

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Trump doesn't know the difference between taking control and having things handed to him...

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“My father gave me a small loan of...”

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That needs to be in Cards against Humanity.

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One North Korea?

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Imagine that.

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Born on third and thinks he hit a home run.

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More like born 2ft from home and thinks he hit a home run. Dude was born into a $400 million dollar empire and yet still lost to the stock market, basically a bad investment for anyone investing in his company. How people think this guy is a great businessman is baffling.

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Reality television is how. The jackass just squinted at the camera and followed a scripted set of events for an hour a week or whatever, and the uneducated in America accepted Trump the shrewd, cunning billionaire businessman into their psyche. They don’t know about the colossal Taj Mahal failure, or all the other failed businesses and bankruptcies. They don’t know that he’s been involved in 3.5 k lawsuits, and his settlements have been in the multi millions. When you’re ignorant you don’t need reality, you have your own.

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It's bizarre to see because the UK had Alan Sugar in their version of the Apprentice and no one ever thought to themselves "He'd make a great Prime Minister".

Honestly, America is far too isolated, it lets people walk around in a bubble without understanding how fragile that bubble really is. I'm not saying every European or Asian is well travelled and educated but we at least have to acknowledge other cultures because there is no way not too.

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Just a small loan of a huge dictatorship.

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"Yeah, Kimmy has killed a few people, but let's face it, they probably needed killing. Now Canada, those fucking beaver munchers, they are the real threat."

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You say "Beaver muncher" like it's a bad thing. Sorry

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Proud beaver muncher here. Sorry, if I offended anyone.

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Take off, hoser.

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Who among us hasn't sent a death squad to murder their brother in a foreign country?

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I just got off the phone with mine, I'll be an only child again, soon enough!

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Season 40 of the Bachelorette is on, so you know, who cares...

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It's been on that many years, or do they do a season literally every season?

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345 points · 3 months ago

I think it was hyperbole.

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Hyperbole but actually its season 24 actually.

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Actually, if we're talking specifically about the bachelorette, it's only season 14 but then again sweet fucking jesus, who's watching this shit?

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My girlfriend unfortunately

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247 points · 3 months ago

Since this is Reddit, is this where we all read way too much into something innocuous like guilty pleasure TV and tell you that it's a sign that she wants a bunch of men and is cheating on you?

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100%

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Don't even bother to make an /r/relationships thread you know in your heart you should dump her.

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Yeah, but I mean... Hitler used concentration camps, so it's not like he's the only one doing it. You have to look at the bigger picture.

/s

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863 points · 3 months ago · edited 3 months ago

This isn't the first time he's done that, and he's even used it to defend Russia by saying America has done bad things too.

Edit: To everyone saying "But America has done bad things!" you are completely missing the point and all the context. This was in defense of Russia murdering their own journalists, and is coming from Mr. MAGA himself.

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That was the single most galling, "could you IMAGINE IF OBAMA SAID THAT" moment ever

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'member when Obama went on his "apology tour" and Fox news went insane?

'member when Trump said our country was just as bad as Russia and Fox news went silent?

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People STILL talk about how much they love a President who doesn't apologize.

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Member when Obama wanted to sit down with strongmen like Kim with no preconditions, and Fox lost its collective shit for several months?

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Has my country taken crazy pills? Canada, Mexico, and Europe are now the enemy, and Russia and the DPRK are now our best buds. I think I've suddenly slipped into an alternate reality or something.

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There's a beautiful passage in 1984 where in an instant the enemy superstate being fought flips, and the enemy becomes an ally, and the ally the new enemy...

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273 points · 3 months ago

In 1984, they had to go to a concerted effort to erase all records of the old war/alliance. Turns out you don't have to. Ppl just don't care about facts.

IMHO, the departures from 1984 in our society are almost as scary as the similarities.

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It gets mentioned every time 1984 does, but I'm amazed Brave New World came first and was even an inspiration for 1984. At least when the stormtroopers kick our door in I have an enemy to fight and unite with others against.

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56 points · 3 months ago

That's what makes it scarier. You aren't going to die forgotten in a prison like in 1984

You are going to scream from the top of your lungs in public but no one will care like in BNW

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This is what I've been thinking too.

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No. We have always been at war with eurasia.

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Huh, i really thought it was Oceania

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140 points · 3 months ago

Into the memory hole with you.

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I was cracking my knuckles to type out a bit of 1984 when I saw this comment. Glad someone else is seeing it this way too. Eurasia or Eastasia? Big brother is double plus good, eh?

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"The past was alterable. The past never had been altered. Oceania was at war with Eastasia. Oceania had always been at war with Eastasia." 1984, Chapter 3.

https://www.ibtimes.co.uk/six-quotes-that-show-2017-already-george-orwells-1984-1603118

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I'm getting tired of these retcons. It's hard enough to keep up with the lore only to have the powers that be changing the canon all the time.

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I think the developers are just running out of material so they're reaching pretty hard right now. They didn't exactly get a lot of notice up top for this expansion either, so they're having to churn it out fast to meet the deadline.

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I don't like it

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4.4k points · 3 months ago

Kim’s done bad things but Clinton used a private email server and deleted emails.

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but Clinton used a private email server and deleted emails.

it's funny that they still get mad about this because Trump himself uses an unsecured phone and his admin members and family use private servers that destroy emails.

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Are you physically serious? I trust gas station sushi from Detroit more than this guy after reading this shit.

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I don't find that funny at all, the FCC also stoped looking into fake cell towers in d.c.

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127 points · 3 months ago · edited 3 months ago

They never started.

DHS told them there's a problem and that the FCC is responsible for the investigation. Pai declined.

He declined to do his job. And he's still got the job. Someone with an (R) next to their name, please explain that to me.

Edit: knock it off reddit. I reached out to ask for a counter viewpoint, and you guys are now berating the only person willing to answer. That's not productive or helpful. Discussions about these things can be uncomfortable, but there's no reason to go out of your way to make them that way.

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28 points · 3 months ago

Have you got a source for this?

I've workes for the UK MOD and I was fine to delete emails on my own PC.....because everything was backed up on the server at least daily. It's bizarre that government employees so much higher up can essentially do what they want with official emails.

How is it possible to do literally the same thing they destroyed Hilary for and not get called out on it?

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Because the people who called out Hillary for it didn't actually care about the safe handling of state information, it was just the thing she did that they could yell about.

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2.0k points · 3 months ago

He was aso asked about Putin and Russia's violations, he said "well we kill a lot of people too"

I just can't comprehend how republicans eat this up. How can they even pretend to give a shit about anyone at this point?

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I honestly just think modern mainstream republicanism is anti-liberal. And Trump is the epitome of that to them.

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450 points · 3 months ago

That's absolutely true. From the time Trump started campaigning up to now, they have always been all about attacking democrats. Republicans talk about them as if they are responsible for all the evil in the world. They use "Democrat" a slur...

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Because to Republicans it's, "WE ARE IN CHARGE! WE ARE IN CHARGER! wait, he said what? oh, who cares because WE ARE IN CHARGE! WE ARE IN CHARGE!!!!"

Absolute power corrupts absolutely.

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321 points · 3 months ago

Power didn't corrupt the Republicans. They were corrupt before they took power.

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626 points · 3 months ago

Meanwhile Trudeau apparently deserves a circle in hell according to this administration..

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My friends think he’s too feminine to be a male prime minister, and his voice sounds annoying. That’s they’re opposition to him.

i wish I was joking

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You need better friends.

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But Canada is to be never forgiven for the War of 1812.

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53 points · 3 months ago

A special place in hell I tell you

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Original Poster490 points · 3 months ago

For context, here's how he characterized the regime only 6 months ago.

https://twitter.com/voxdotcom/status/958543747234451457/video/1

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394 points · 3 months ago

Its healthy to change all of your opinions on everything wildly every week.

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241 points · 3 months ago

STABLE GENIUS

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Seems like he's reading from a teleprompter. This does not seem like the usual incoherent brainthoughtwaterfall.

Also, i thought at first this was a comedy something and that his head was put on top of some clip because his head seems so unnatural huge compared to his torso, like thise bobbing head things some people have on their dashboard or whatnot. Guess not

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Why does he always do that limp wristed finger thing....

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150 points · 3 months ago

He also holds onto podiums like it's a bumper car steering wheel.

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1.6k points · 3 months ago · edited 3 months ago

What is Trump's moral barometer? I'm genuinely curious.

EDIT: well holy shit that blew up bigger than I expected. I am here for ALL of these hilarious answers btw, and I also appreciate those of you who gave it some honest thought. Cheers all around, everyone!

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2.6k points · 3 months ago · edited 3 months ago

Very simple:

Someone who is nice to Trump = morally good.

Someone who disrespects Trump or criticizes his actions (two separate things which he sees as indistinguishable) = evil.

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617 points · 3 months ago

You can also go from nice to evil in the span of time it takes for Trump to take a two handed sip of water.

Artie Lang was a great comic, until he retold a Trump joke he told at a Roast for Donald Trump, then he was a hack and a no good comic.

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two handed sip of water.

thank you I will be adding this to my arsenal

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163 points · 3 months ago

So basically a 5 year old?

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With personality disorders.

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Funny because that's basically ISIS as well. They were/are well known for fighting other jihadist groups (like Al-Qaeda) because even having an identical theology to them didn't mean anything. You were only good if you followed them or had given them your allegiance and everyone else in the world was bad/evil.

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195 points · 3 months ago

Only Siths deal in absolutes.

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"Only"? Sounds like the kind of absolute a Sith might deal in.

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112 points · 3 months ago

No Sith! No Siths here! You're the Sith!

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It's even shallower than that... It goes;

Someone who gives Trump money or fame = morally pure and a great partner

Someone who refuses to let Trump get away with his bullshit or doesn't give him money = equivalent of Joseph Stalin and Mao Zdeong combined.

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I would argue he would find Stalin and Mao Zdeong to be arbiters of morality and “good people”

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123 points · 3 months ago

I would argue he that he doesn't know who Stalin and Mao are.

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What is Trump's moral barometer?

Considering he shows all the signs of a narcissistic psychopath I'd say it's non-existent. Not his fault, he was born that way, but lack of brain matter in areas affecting morality and empathy has that result.

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213 points · 3 months ago · edited 3 months ago

He uses a very simple test;

How did they treat Trump?

Say nice things about Trump. Good.

Say mean not nice things about Trump. Bad.

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According to several documentaries interviewing friends and ex-business partners, he doesn't have one. Even before his political aspirations there were many people calling him a sociopath.

He doesn't care about hurting people at all, only about what is good for the Trumps.

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There isn't one, it's more of an elastic cord that's entirely flexible. As he said himself, "I don't stand by anything."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zFhYoBlZ2g

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464 points · 3 months ago

So he'll say positive things about anyone that licks his boots, even if it's just for show?

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94 points · 3 months ago

That's like saying "Hitler wasn't such a bad dude, everyone makes mistakes"

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121 points · 3 months ago

This is what makes Trump different from normal presidents. I'm fine with him playing nice with NK. I understand he has to make nice to some extent for peace. Just like Russia.

But then he takes it a step further. Oh well Putin isn't that bad, "we have killers here too!" Now same goes for Kim. And apparently the dictator of China is a good poker player or some shit. Yet, Trudeau and Canada are liars and security risks....what?

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