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Wed Dec 5, 2018, 08:35 AM

Trump traveled 250 yards to greet George W. He used a stretch limo and an eight-vehicle motorcade

By David Nakamura December 5 at 12:28 AM

President Trump traversed a wide political chasm Tuesday evening when he personally welcomed George W. Bush, his occasional foil, to Blair House, the presidential guest quarters across Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House. But the actual distance was just 250 yards a route Trump and his wife Melania traveled in the presidential parade limousine, with a motorcade of at least seven other vehicles.

The Trumps spent 23 minutes visiting with Bush and his wife, Laura, by all accounts a cordial meeting in which the former president exchanged kisses on the cheek with the current first lady at the curb.

It was the latest in a series of magnanimous gestures that President Trump has made this week to honor the legacy of former president George H.W. Bush, whose state funeral will take place at Washington National Cathedral on Wednesday.

The need for the motorcade, however, prompted questions, and a healthy dose of speculation, about why the Trumps were unable or unwilling to simply walk across the street.

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/president-trump-traveled-250-yards-to-greet-george-w-bush-he-used-a-stretch-limo-and-an-eight-vehicle-motorcade-to-make-the-trip/2018/12/04/19cf3760-f815-11e8-863c-9e2f864d47e7_story.html

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Reply Trump traveled 250 yards to greet George W. He used a stretch limo and an eight-vehicle motorcade (Original post)
DonViejo Dec 5 OP
underpants Dec 5 #1
dalton99a Dec 5 #2
bronxiteforever Dec 5 #6
llmart Dec 5 #3
ProfessorGAC Dec 5 #9
llmart Dec 5 #10
Cirque du So-What Dec 5 #4
Watchfoxheadexplodes Dec 5 #5
Botany Dec 5 #7
47of74 Dec 5 #8
redstatebluegirl Dec 5 #11
spanone Dec 5 #12
NewJeffCT Dec 5 #13
fleur-de-lisa Dec 5 #19
The Velveteen Ocelot Dec 5 #14
fleur-de-lisa Dec 5 #20
former9thward Dec 5 #15
Stinky The Clown Dec 5 #16
bdamomma Dec 5 #17
MineralMan Dec 5 #18

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 08:38 AM

1. Trump actually didn't show his ass

as they say.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 08:38 AM

2. It's the stamina!

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 08:46 AM

6. That painting is so hideous, it is hilarious!



Thanks! I had not seen that one.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 08:40 AM

3. Magnanimous????

So now a simple courtesy by a sitting President who, up until now has been a complete jackass, does one sort of normal gesture and it's labeled "magnanimous" by the press???

Give me a fucking break.

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Response to llmart (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 08:49 AM

9. Absolutely Spot On!

Not being a dick = magnanimous?

And it's magnanimous to go across the street?

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #9)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 08:50 AM

10. This is what we mean my how far the bar has been lowered.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 08:44 AM

4. His bone spurs are acting up

and being completely spherical, they cause him to wobble even when standing perfectly still. A trip across the street would take ten times longer than walking a straight line.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 08:46 AM

5. Big macs and kfc make me feel like shit to

Just saying

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 08:47 AM

7. This has to be from the onion

Good God in butter how much longer is this shit show going to go on?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 08:48 AM

8. Were the fuckhead bone spurs acting up again?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 08:53 AM

11. He can't walk that far.

Plus, he has to show that he is in power. I remember someone telling my husband if you have to tell people your title it doesn't mean much. He constantly has to remind people he is in power because we all still can't believe it. The trappings are what make him feel powerful. Of course his wife couldn't walk that far in the 8 inch heels either.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 08:57 AM

12. magnanimous my ass. he did something any simpleton human would do.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 09:10 AM

13. Trump needs one of these



(The original is Baron Vladimir Harkonnen from the movie Dune, for those that don't know the source)

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #13)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 10:09 AM

19. That is hilarious!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 09:25 AM

14. Best comment: "Couldn't they have just rolled him?"

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #14)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 10:10 AM

20. LOL!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 09:27 AM

15. The Secret Service forbids it.

Any reporter for the Washington Post knows that and is being obtuse just for a story. Obama and other presidents did the same things on trips that are walking distance.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 09:38 AM

16. Blair House is within the secured perimeter around the White House, albeit at its outer ring.

It is on Pennsylvania Avenue, at the corner of Jackson Place. That last block of Pennsylvania Avenue between Jackson and 17th Street is the end of the pedestrian-only stretch of Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House. Easy enough for the Secret Service to establish a secure path from the White House to Blair House. It seems to me Presidents going there to greet visitors would walk the short distance from one to the other.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 09:47 AM

17. I think he

fears for his life.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 09:58 AM

18. Dude needs one of those handicapped electric scooters.

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