US Politics, October 2019 — I guess statement you could say with thread. I made a thread. The thread was PERFECT.

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Thank you very much.

WmC, Tuesday, 1 October 2019 11:47 (seven months ago) link

I miss the covfefe days

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 11:59 (seven months ago) link

I miss not having 12 Trump threads going at the same time on ILX.

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 13:30 (seven months ago) link

Sad!

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 13:33 (seven months ago) link

realDonaldTrump liked this tweet: https://t.co/CtLpea4KNS

— Trump Alert (@TrumpsAlert) October 1, 2019

remember there are still many many people out there who think Trump is a giant brain genius who has been playing 3-D chess for the last 4 years

frogbs, Tuesday, 1 October 2019 14:11 (seven months ago) link

I've been saying for 2 years that at the last minute he won't run for re-election. He'll throw up a garbled 100-tweet thread with a dissonant combination of "mission accomplished: swamp drained!" and "the game is rigged!", because the writing will be on the wall in terms of his historically poor approval rating and across-the-board polls showing him losing to the Dem. I've been clinging to this...

Sam Weller, Tuesday, 1 October 2019 14:22 (seven months ago) link

i wouldn't cling to that

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 14:22 (seven months ago) link

I used to believe in the "Trump doesn't actually want to be president" theory, and indeed it seems he dislikes most of the day-to-day duties, or really anything that isn't one of his idiot chud rallies - BUT being President means everyone's talking about him all the time and that a bunch of people have to listen when he speaks, so yes he absolutely is going to run in 2020 and will throw a crazy fit if he loses (or if he wins)

frogbs, Tuesday, 1 October 2019 14:31 (seven months ago) link

https://player.fm/series/why-is-this-happening-with-chris-hayes/live-what-happened-to-conservatism-with-sen-ted-cruz
Ted Cruz was the guest on Chris Hayes as recorded live over the weekend

Stevolende, Tuesday, 1 October 2019 14:36 (seven months ago) link

what happened to conservatism was dudes like ted cruz

Its big ball chunky time (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 14:39 (seven months ago) link

We have to prepare for the possibility that he may win in November 2020 and fight like hell to beat him.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 14:41 (seven months ago) link

frogbs otm

guy walks into a room and a special song plays, they all have to stand, "they call me Sir!" It's everything he's ever wanted.

also being president might be what keeps him out of jail

The Ravishing of ROFL Stein (Hadrian VIII), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 14:46 (seven months ago) link

Not to sound defeatist, but it almost doesn't matter whether he wins in 2020 or not. He's made such a goddamn shitshow out of everything that even if he is very clearly defeated, the media will still feed his twitter fueled rage and everything will still revolve around him anyway.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 14:46 (seven months ago) link

just a reminder that we're dealing with the dumbest man in the united states:

THANK YOU! pic.twitter.com/zqbTTlbGmp

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2019

to him, everything will be about him, until the moment he dies. he'll be joined by thousands of devotees that will bury themselves alive in their burial chambers to be with him. breitbart will have wall-to-wall coverage for the entire month, and the parts of the country where people hang confederate flags across their porches will believe that a great man has died. he'll have his team of dumbasses until the very end, whenever that is, we just have to deal with it

It is my great honor to post on this messageboard! (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 14:50 (seven months ago) link

xp yeah, that sounds defeatist, sorry. I disagree.

lol Karl

sleeve, Tuesday, 1 October 2019 14:51 (seven months ago) link

well yeah it won't matter to the sales of his next book, or his daughter's handbag line or his son's political ambitions

but it'll definitely matter for the rest of the world

The Ravishing of ROFL Stein (Hadrian VIII), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 14:52 (seven months ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/i7zsvBB.jpg

WmC, Tuesday, 1 October 2019 14:53 (seven months ago) link

but it'll definitely matter for the rest of the world

Absolutely. I just hear folks talking like he'll disappear completely in January of 2021 or something. Won't happen, he'll still be dominating every single press cycle for years to come and that thought depresses me.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 14:55 (seven months ago) link

meanwhile...

A shadowy group that supports Syrian dictator Bashar-al Assad is giving thousands of dollars to far-right activists, conspiracy websites, YouTube personalities, and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange — all under the guise of an award for “uncompromised integrity in journalism.”

The Association for Investment in Popular Action Committees, an umbrella nonprofit based in the San Francisco Bay area, ostensibly exists to raise awareness of “social justice issues that are key to sustainable world peace.” In practice, that has meant bolstering public support for the Assad regime, which has rewarded the group and one of its main fronts, the Syria Solidarity Movement, with visas and access to top officials in Damascus.

Among those winners is Jimmy Dore, a comedian turned political commentator who was employed by The Young Turks, a progressive video outlet, until April 2019. According to an IRS filing, however, Dore actually began receiving money from the association behind the Serena Shim Award in 2017, receiving $2,500 for what the latter described as “human rights media.”

That same year, Dore would argue that a chemical weapons attack on the opposition-held town of Khan Sheikhun was likely a “false flag,” the bodies of dead children having been planted, perhaps, by extremists (the United Nations has confirmed that the Syrian government, the only party to the conflict known to possess the Sarin and an air force, was responsible).

“Reporter Actually In S-Y-R-I-A Exposes Media Lies About Everything” was the name of another 2017 conspiracy-theory segment, that one featuring Eva Bartlett, a founding member of the Syria Solidarity Movement and the first winner of the Serena Shim prize.

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 15:08 (seven months ago) link

the stunning detail there is how little it costs

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 15:10 (seven months ago) link

CNBC -- which uses the same Dem/GOP polling firms as our NBC/WSJ poll does -- just released their latest survey showing Trump's job rating falling to 37%, the lowest of his presidency in the poll https://t.co/FuMdEfYo68

Sept 24-28, MOE +/- 3.5% pic.twitter.com/iC9Jaw8ERy

— Mark Murray (@mmurraypolitics) October 1, 2019

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 1 October 2019 15:23 (seven months ago) link

The Association for Investment in Popular Action Committees

Hilarious that they gave themselves the initials AIPAC.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 16:08 (seven months ago) link

The more I read about the Ukraine thing and Barr's global adventures in pursuit of the REAL hackers, the more it all seems like a case of high-on-their-own-supply. Right-wing media bullshit is only useful and effective if you remember that it is a means of obfuscation and confusion to bog down your enemies, not an actual source of real-world information. It appears that the White House has gone off on a fantasy adventure in pursuit of things that their own intelligence agencies have told them over and over just don't exist. But Trump and Giuliani and maybe Barr too all seem to think it's real, so they're off chasing that instead of whatever nefarious scheme they should actually be pursuing to further their ends, and now he's getting impeached because of it.

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 16:33 (seven months ago) link

The aide said that guys like me were "in what we call the reality-based community," which he defined as people who "believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality." I nodded and murmured something about enlightenment principles and empiricism. He cut me off. "That's not the way the world really works anymore." He continued "We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality—judiciously, as you will—we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out. We're history's actors … and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do."

(the "aide" in this passage is Karl Rove)

It is my great honor to post on this messageboard! (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 16:42 (seven months ago) link

xpost yeah, all they really needed was a few investigations opened in foreign countries so they could yell about Democrat corruption and biased Witch hunts, but they got caught because they are so so dumb

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 16:43 (seven months ago) link

I used to believe in the "Trump doesn't actually want to be president" theory, and indeed it seems he dislikes most of the day-to-day duties, or really anything that isn't one of his idiot chud rallies - BUT being President means everyone's talking about him all the time and that a bunch of people have to listen when he speaks, so yes he absolutely is going to run in 2020 and will throw a crazy fit if he loses (or if he wins)

Me too. I thought he'd last six months because he had no interest in actually doing the job. I did not take into account he could just keep on campaigning and nobody would ever make him do the job.

Guayaquil (eephus!), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 16:44 (seven months ago) link

I saw an article that described Trump as a "replacement level Fox News viewer" and that about covers it. Even if he wasn't the subject of their coverage, he'd be soaking in 8-10 hours of it a day.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 16:46 (seven months ago) link

It remains to be seen whether the entire Republican party and news media is ready to get in lockstep with the message that actually it's good to ask foreign countries to investigate totally made up scandals for political gain. I doubt they'll waste much time getting there though.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 16:46 (seven months ago) link

why accept that message when they can just go with "that's not what happened" as the strategy? no quid pro quo. totally legit conversation. every president does it, etc

It is my great honor to post on this messageboard! (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 16:48 (seven months ago) link

The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command. His heart sank as he thought of the enormous power arrayed against him, the ease with which any Party intellectual would overthrow him in debate, the subtle arguments which he would not be able to understand, much less answer. And yet he was in the right! They were wrong and he was right.

It is my great honor to post on this messageboard! (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 16:49 (seven months ago) link

oops, forgot to delete the last two sentences, which are from a different era when conservatives were still capable of thinking and acting independently

It is my great honor to post on this messageboard! (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 16:50 (seven months ago) link

I just hear folks talking like he'll disappear completely in January of 2021 or something. Won't happen, he'll still be dominating every single press cycle for years to come and that thought depresses me.

I disagree with this. If there's one thing the institutional GOP is good at (and Fox News is part of the institutional GOP) it's the memory hole. George W. Bush was fucking GONE the day he lost the election. I do actually believe that, if Trump blows the election, the entire RW apparatus will instantly pivot to "Nikki Haley is the one we liked all along, we need a stiff dose of civility to free us from crazy-eyes Marxist divisive President Warren" or whatever.

So no, no despair. Beating Trump in 2020 will make the United States instantly and substantially better. I truly believe that.

(But also, taking advantage of the current dirty, compromised state of the GOP, while Trump is still its figurehead, to win some Senate races and governorships ('sup, Laura Kelly) and STATE LEGISLATURES this year and next)

Guayaquil (eephus!), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 16:51 (seven months ago) link

do you all really think the cult of TrUmP is importantly different than the cult of "W"?

I mean, I lived in stupid kansass for half of little Bush's reign and have spent only a week in the usa during the current idiot's time, but for those of you who were adults during the ~mission accomplished~ years, does the GOP solicit a deeper fealty now?

L'assie (Euler), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 16:52 (seven months ago) link

I disagree with this. If there's one thing the institutional GOP is good at (and Fox News is part of the institutional GOP) it's the memory hole. George W. Bush was fucking GONE the day he lost the election.

yes

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 16:53 (seven months ago) link

GWB didn't (technically) lose any elections; I know you meant "slinked out of office"

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 16:56 (seven months ago) link

There are some similarities. The buildup to the Iraq invasion was a similar inept sleight of hand where data critical of the existence of WMDs was shut down as essentially "fake news"

Main diff is he was nowhere near as ascerbic towards the press so they helped him with his spin.

When I am afraid, I put my toast in you (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 16:56 (seven months ago) link

The George W. Bush Mind Wipe Project began in 2007. I've never seen a president disappear so abruptly after goddamn ubiquity.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 16:57 (seven months ago) link

the great thing about the breitbart poll image is that it indicates trump himself voted in it

maura, Tuesday, 1 October 2019 16:58 (seven months ago) link

("return to poll")

maura, Tuesday, 1 October 2019 16:59 (seven months ago) link

yes, but you have to vote in the poll in order to see the very scientific results

It is my great honor to post on this messageboard! (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 17:03 (seven months ago) link

It looks like the Department of Justice will intervene in a fight between President Trump and the Manhattan District Attorney over the president’s tax returns https://t.co/jzRNcMwEXq

— POLITICO (@politico) October 1, 2019

It is my great honor to post on this messageboard! (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 17:05 (seven months ago) link

The Trump call suggested he has conflated three separate ideas (that Ukraine was acting against him, that Crowdstrike had an inherent pre-existing bias and that the DNC server was never analysed by the FBI) into one easily disproved conspiracy theory (that Crowdstrike has the DNC server hidden in Ukraine). Idk whether that says more about Trump’s inability to process information than it does about his broader team’s ability to come up with consistent attack lines.

ShariVari, Tuesday, 1 October 2019 17:09 (seven months ago) link

I can’t imagine Trump disappearing in 2021, not with 90% approval from Republicans. Already more and more right-wing media is pushing the narrative that he’s a victim of a coup attempt by the deep state because he’s so devoted to battling corruption - QAnon but a little less goofy. If he loses it will be all due to the deep state, the Democrat will be an illegitimate president no matter the margin of victory.

JoeStork, Tuesday, 1 October 2019 17:30 (seven months ago) link

that's going to happen no matter what

sleeve, Tuesday, 1 October 2019 17:35 (seven months ago) link

we've been through all this before, both on ILX and also in real life. even before the 2016 election, trump was pushing the line that he was cheated out of a victory. and afterward, when he was farting all over the chairs of the oval office with every breath, he couldn't stop talking about how millions of votes had been stolen from him. no matter what happens, whether the margins are razor-thin or a blowout, whether he "wins" or loses, trump will say he was cheated and take that to the grave, and he'll have uncountable people who believe him. they will probably have their own tv network for this (like NRAtv, but tackier)

It is my great honor to post on this messageboard! (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 17:38 (seven months ago) link

xp

sleeve said it more concisely :)

It is my great honor to post on this messageboard! (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 17:38 (seven months ago) link

Trump will be in the news long after he is gone - from the presidency, and from the earth.

flappy bird, Tuesday, 1 October 2019 17:41 (seven months ago) link

Fascist Elvis

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 17:53 (seven months ago) link

are you loathsome tonight

The Ravishing of ROFL Stein (Hadrian VIII), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 17:56 (seven months ago) link

it's not even 2pm

flappy bird, Tuesday, 1 October 2019 17:57 (seven months ago) link

Uhhhh...

Idol worship of political leaders is big with Democrats. https://t.co/bVrusm4qu1

— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) October 31, 2019

When I am afraid, I put my toast in you (Neanderthal), Thursday, 31 October 2019 18:17 (seven months ago) link

remember the GOP in Reagan's plane

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 31 October 2019 18:19 (seven months ago) link

Unconscious projection is big with republicans.

Feed Me Wheat Thins (Old Lunch), Thursday, 31 October 2019 18:24 (seven months ago) link

NEW, potentially BIG: State Department agrees to turn over Ukraine-related materials by 11/22.

Docs were sought by @weareoversight, which won court ruling last week.

Agreement includes all communications with @RudyGiuliani, all Biden-related records.https://t.co/MFbPQ8pfxM

— Alexander Nazaryan (@alexnazaryan) October 31, 2019

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 31 October 2019 19:27 (seven months ago) link

that does seem big, would've assumed they would've dug in for a SC ruling/fight

Οὖτις, Thursday, 31 October 2019 19:29 (seven months ago) link

I just received a leaked preview page, let me share it with u all

https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2019-04/18/15/asset/buzzfeed-prod-web-02/sub-buzz-1773-1555614614-8.png

Feed Me Wheat Thins (Old Lunch), Thursday, 31 October 2019 19:37 (seven months ago) link

Days after Trump named him a cybersecurity adviser, Giuliani had to go to a San Francisco Apple store because he was locked out of his iPhone.

More from @NBCNews reporter @richschapiro: https://t.co/MKrzgFQYcA pic.twitter.com/f3ik1gaNfu

— 11th Hour (@11thHour) October 31, 2019

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 31 October 2019 19:46 (seven months ago) link

only the best people

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 31 October 2019 19:52 (seven months ago) link

i'm shocked that the guy who constantly buttdials reporters is maybe not the best pick to advise on cybersecurity. someone should look into this (probably someone who is completely unqualified to look into things like that)

It is my great honor to post on this messageboard! (Karl Malone), Thursday, 31 October 2019 19:58 (seven months ago) link

As I recall it, Coulter broke with Trump because he didn't build the border wall known as "Wall" (paid for by Mexico), didn't deport ten million undocumented immigrants, and didn't repeal the ACA (replacing it with much better, cheaper health care for everyone), along with many other crazy things she was counting on him to deliver because he said he would.

tbf this is prima facie a good reason to break with Trump and should be widely encouraged, not mocked

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Thursday, 31 October 2019 20:57 (seven months ago) link

this is prima facie a good reason to break with Trump and should be widely encouraged

Most of the voters who elected Trump on the basis of these absurd promises do not blame Trump for his failure to deliver them, for in their minds Trump's genius for accomplishing such huge things could only be stymied by a nefarious combination of obstinate Democrats, the Fake Media, and the Deep State. Therefore, he is blameless.

A is for (Aimless), Thursday, 31 October 2019 21:37 (seven months ago) link

The Very Smart People have fretted today about "the timing issue." These people think Dems get hurt the longer this goes on. Uh...why? Keep it fresh in primary voters' minds!

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 31 October 2019 21:47 (seven months ago) link

Enjoy the email I ("Bob Dobalina") got from the Trump campaign this afternoon:

IMPEACHMENT RESOLUTION VOTE RESULTS

Party Yea NAY
Radical Democrats 231 2
Republicans 0 194

DEAR NANCY AND DEMS: NO MORE BS! READ THE TRANSCRIPT!

Bob,

Democrats know that I’ve done nothing wrong but they are trying to take us down, that’s why 231 Democrats voted to continue this Hoax and formalize the Impeachment Probe.

This Impeachment nonsense is just a continuation of the Witch Hunt Hoax, which has been going on since before I even got elected. They hate me, but most of all they hate YOU, Bob.

They hate the idea of you being in charge of our country. They want to ERASE your vote like it never existed, they want to ERASE your voice, and they want to ERASE your future.

But I know they will fail because in America:

THE PEOPLE RULE AGAIN!

Today is the LAST DAY of the month, and with only 9 hours left before the deadline we’re still CRITICALLY SHORT of our goal.

Previously a group of donors had agreed to triple-match all contributions, but with this Impeachment news I’ve authorized something we’ve never done before….

All donations made before MIDNIGHT TONIGHT will be instantly 5X-MATCHED.

Contribute ANY AMOUNT before MIDNIGHT TONIGHT and your contribution will be 5X-MATCHED. >>
​​​​​​
October End-Of-Month Deadline

CONTRIBUTE $5 = $30

CONTRIBUTE $20 = $120

CONTRIBUTE $15 = $90

CONTRIBUTE $10 = $60

CONTRIBUTE $5 = $30

CONTRIBUTE ANY AMOUNT

We must put an end to this Do-Nothing Democrat Nonsense.

These people are truly sick. We need to fight back bigger and stronger than ever before if we’re going to put an end to this SCAM.

My team is sending me a list of everyone who does their part and donates before MIDNIGHT. I need you on my side in this Impeachment Fight. Don’t let me down.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Thursday, 31 October 2019 21:56 (seven months ago) link

Gloryhallastoopid

(•̪●) (carne asada), Thursday, 31 October 2019 22:00 (seven months ago) link

wouldn't it have been something if Trump was the one who won the popular vote but lost the presidency

frogbs, Thursday, 31 October 2019 22:01 (seven months ago) link

The Very Smart People have fretted today about "the timing issue." These people think Dems get hurt the longer this goes on. Uh...why? Keep it fresh in primary voters' minds!

― TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, October 31, 2019 4:47 PM (ten minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

are they concerned that the presidential candidate senators won't get facetime with voters in Iowa and elsewhere? how magnanimous of them.

kanye kendrick frank kendrick frank kanye (voodoo chili), Thursday, 31 October 2019 22:03 (seven months ago) link

I would like to erase the trump supporters’ votes, yes

Its big ball chunky time (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Thursday, 31 October 2019 22:07 (seven months ago) link

https://www.thedailybeast.com/donald-trump-jokes-melania-wouldnt-cry-if-he-got-shot

Trump reportedly started by noting how tough Scalise was—but warned against getting shot as a weight-loss strategy. Trump then said Scalise’s wife “cried her eyes out when I met her at the hospital that fateful day… I mean not many wives would react that way to tragedy. I know mine wouldn’t.”

WmC, Thursday, 31 October 2019 22:31 (seven months ago) link

Jesus, Scalise got shot in 2017? Feels like a million years ago.

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Thursday, 31 October 2019 22:33 (seven months ago) link

imagine if Melania murdered Trump

Οὖτις, Thursday, 31 October 2019 22:35 (seven months ago) link

that bolded part of Trump email otfm

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 31 October 2019 22:36 (seven months ago) link

Bolded in the original.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Thursday, 31 October 2019 23:52 (seven months ago) link

"They hate me, but most of all they hate YOU, Bob." for November title.

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 1 November 2019 00:01 (six months ago) link

He's all yours, Alfred...

Trump, Lifelong New Yorker, Declares Himself a Resident of Florida

He came of age in Queens, built Trump Tower, starred in “The Apprentice,” bankrupted his businesses six times, and drew cheering crowds and angry protesters to Fifth Avenue after his election. Through it all, President Trump — rich, bombastic and to many Americans the epitome of a New Yorker — was intertwined with the city he called his lifelong home.

No longer.

In late September, Mr. Trump changed his primary residence from Manhattan to Palm Beach, Fla., according to documents filed with the Palm Beach County Circuit Court. Melania Trump, the first lady, also changed her residence to Palm Beach in an identical document.

Each of the Trumps filed a “declaration of domicile” saying that the Mar-a-Lago Club, Mr. Trump’s resort in Palm Beach, will be their permanent residence.

“If I maintain another place or places of abode in some other state or states, I hereby declare that my above-described residence and abode in the State of Florida constitutes my predominant and principal home, and I intend to continue it permanently as such,” reads the document that Mr. Trump filed.

“I formerly resided at 721 Fifth Avenue,” the document says, referring to Trump Tower, which has been his primary residence since he moved into the skyscraper off 57th Street in Midtown Manhattan in 1983.

An attachment lists his “other places of abode” as 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the address for the White House, and his private golf club in Bedminster, N.J., where he spends warm-weather weekends and a few weeks every summer.

Since becoming president, Mr. Trump has spent 99 days at Mar-a-Lago compared with 20 days at Trump Tower, according to NBC News. Although Mr. Trump ran his presidential transition from Trump Tower and some aides had expected him to spend many weekends there in his Louis XIV-style triplex on the 58th floor, his presence created traffic headaches for New Yorkers and logistical and security challenges for the Secret Service.

White House officials declined to say why Mr. Trump changed his primary residence, but a person close to the president said the reasons were primarily for tax purposes.

The person also said that Mr. Trump, who is deeply unpopular in New York, was infuriated by a lawsuit filed by Cyrus R. Vance Jr., the Manhattan district attorney, seeking the president’s tax returns, which Mr. Trump has not released. Changing his residence to Florida is not expected to have any effect on the lawsuit.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Friday, 1 November 2019 00:07 (six months ago) link

places of abode

I wanna hear him stumble over this phrase.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 1 November 2019 00:07 (six months ago) link

Due to the greater number of winnable electoral votes...

tempted by the fruit of your mother (Ye Mad Puffin), Friday, 1 November 2019 00:17 (six months ago) link

...but a person close to the president said the reasons were primarily for tax fraud purposes.

Fixed!

nickn, Friday, 1 November 2019 01:08 (six months ago) link

Oh please oh please oh please...

A defiant President Trump signaled he will not cooperate with the Democratic Party's impeachment proceedings, insisting his telephone conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was "a good call" and that he might read it aloud to Americans so they can see his point.

“This is over a phone call that is a good call,” Trump, sitting behind the Resolute Desk, said in an interview with the Washington Examiner. "At some point, I’m going to sit down, perhaps as a fireside chat on live television, and I will read the transcript of the call, because people have to hear it. When you read it, it’s a straight call.”

Trump spoke at a key moment in his presidency, with the Democrats preparing for a new, public phase in their effort to impeach Trump. Hours earlier, a bitterly divided House of Representatives had endorsed the impeachment inquiry, setting out rules for a process that is almost certain to overshadow much of the 2020 election.

But even after the vote, the president said he had no intention of taking part in the proceedings. Asked whether he would cooperate with the impeachment proceedings by honoring document requests and subpoenas, Trump responded: “You are setting a terrible precedent for other presidents,” he said.

...in a free-ranging, 80-minute conversation in the Oval Office with Washington Examiner reporters and editors, he insisted charges were nothing compared with those lodged against three other presidents to face impeachment.

“Everybody knows I did nothing wrong,” he said. “Bill Clinton did things wrong; Richard Nixon did things wrong. I won’t go back to (Andrew) Johnson because that was a little before my time," he said. "But they did things wrong. I did nothing wrong.”

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Friday, 1 November 2019 01:50 (six months ago) link

trump would have loved andrew johnson

esempio (crüt), Friday, 1 November 2019 01:57 (six months ago) link

You will never be one of us, you fuck.

-Florida Man

When I am afraid, I put my toast in you (Neanderthal), Friday, 1 November 2019 01:58 (six months ago) link

At some point, I’m going to sit down, perhaps as a fireside chat on live television, and I will read the transcript of the call

please please please please please oh god please

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Friday, 1 November 2019 09:28 (six months ago) link

Caption this. 😳

(Official White House Photo by Joyce Boghosian) pic.twitter.com/RXfleq362C

— Minh Ngo (@minhtngo) November 1, 2019

nashwan, Friday, 1 November 2019 12:06 (six months ago) link

xpost c'mon, it would just be another phony edited transcript right? like his contention is that people just haven't read the wonderful summary of his perfect phone call, and if they did they would see it was one of the most beautiful calls ever made.

weird ilx but sb (Doctor Casino), Friday, 1 November 2019 12:07 (six months ago) link

Will it have sex sounds like his imitation of those texts? He should totally recreate the phone call, doing both voices, with sex sounds.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 1 November 2019 12:12 (six months ago) link

xp Moments after the discontinuation of McNuggets hot mustard sauce

Suggest Banshee (Hadrian VIII), Friday, 1 November 2019 12:13 (six months ago) link

that photo--it's like Trump has become the orb

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Friday, 1 November 2019 12:16 (six months ago) link

L'orb c'est moi

Suggest Banshee (Hadrian VIII), Friday, 1 November 2019 12:17 (six months ago) link

very cool theocracy u have there

non-euclidean lenin (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 1 November 2019 12:18 (six months ago) link

Hands on a Soft Body

Feed Me Wheat Thins (Old Lunch), Friday, 1 November 2019 12:50 (six months ago) link

what do you win?

Suggest Banshee (Hadrian VIII), Friday, 1 November 2019 13:01 (six months ago) link

Are Christians okay?

jmm, Friday, 1 November 2019 13:04 (six months ago) link

rarely afaict

non-euclidean lenin (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 1 November 2019 13:09 (six months ago) link

That picture was from a few years ago, wasn't it?

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 1 November 2019 13:18 (six months ago) link

Yes, all of those people died shortly after making physical contact with President Trump.

Feed Me Wheat Thins (Old Lunch), Friday, 1 November 2019 13:20 (six months ago) link

i mean, if you can call being absorbed into the throbbing mass of gelatinous flesh that humans call donald j trump 'dying', then sure xp

non-euclidean lenin (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 1 November 2019 13:23 (six months ago) link

has this bimbo ever told the truth?

Having called around some, reassured in my judgment that those House Republicans open to voting for impeachment simply decided to stick with the party yesterday, and to save their dissent for the real vote. No point telegraphing the jail break to the prison guards ahead of time.

— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) November 1, 2019

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 1 November 2019 13:31 (six months ago) link

Hie thee to the nov thred but I think he has had a few weirdly accurate tweets recently? It was presented with some grand statesman smarm, sure

Its big ball chunky time (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Friday, 1 November 2019 13:32 (six months ago) link

US Politics, November 2019: These people are truly sick.

WmC, Friday, 1 November 2019 13:36 (six months ago) link


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