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Wed Jan 9, 2019, 09:27 PM

NYT - Gail Collins goes there -"Trump Hits the Wall... And what's all that sniffling about?"

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/09/opinion/trump-border-speech.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage

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Maybe all this wall obsessing makes Trump tired. He certainly seemed low-energy during his Oval Office address. “He makes Jeb Bush look like a combination of Mighty Mouse and Bruce Springsteen,” a friend of mine said after the president finished his nine-minute speech to the American people.

For every viewer whose response to the talk was “Wow, we should do something about immigration!” there must have been a hundred whose first reaction was “Why does this man keep sniffing?” Deviated septum? Nasal polyps? Trump’s breathing has actually sounded strange for a long time, but most of us have chosen to ignore it rather than engage in a national conversation about the president’s nose.

If you watched the address — and really, you could have, it was only about as long as it takes to microwave popcorn — you saw a 72-year-old guy squinting at the teleprompter and making rather alarming breathing sounds while reading a speech about how we need a wall to protect women who are “sexually assaulted on the dangerous trek up through Mexico.”

This is not a man who should wrap his arguments around the idea of protecting women from sexual assault. But also, gee, he sounded like Uncle Fred who you haven’t seen for a while and suddenly he shows up for Thanksgiving with weird colored hair and vacant eyes and he’s talking into his mashed potatoes.


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sorry about the pay wall....rest at the link

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Reply NYT - Gail Collins goes there -"Trump Hits the Wall... And what's all that sniffling about?" (Original post)
NRaleighLiberal Jan 9 OP
Cha Jan 9 #1
Power 2 the People Jan 10 #18
gratuitous Jan 9 #2
RandySF Jan 9 #3
dewsgirl Jan 9 #4
mcar Jan 9 #5
bhikkhu Jan 9 #6
canetoad Jan 9 #7
Generic Brad Jan 9 #12
canetoad Jan 10 #19
SunSeeker Jan 9 #8
UCmeNdc Jan 9 #9
Crowman2009 Jan 9 #16
TeamPooka Jan 10 #17
BigmanPigman Jan 9 #10
erlewyne Jan 9 #11
LanternWaste Jan 10 #21
RainCaster Jan 9 #13
Hassler Jan 9 #14
SleeplessinSoCal Jan 9 #15
SleeplessinSoCal Jan 10 #20
Blue Owl Jan 10 #22

Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 09:29 PM

1. "Sniffing"! Thank You, Gail Collins!

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Response to Cha (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 12:22 AM

18. +1

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 09:31 PM

2. "Most of us have chosen to ignore" the alarming breathing sounds

Speak for yourself, Gail. People who aren't paid thousands of dollars a year to comment on the political scene have been noticing it since the 2016 debates. Why did you and whoever else makes up your "us" choose to ignore Trump's respiratory issues? What does that say about you and your cohorts?

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 09:43 PM

3. Former Obama aide Jon Lovette briefly worked at NBC

and heard from people who worked on ‘The Apprentice’ that Trump used to put “something” up his nose.

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Response to RandySF (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 09:58 PM

4. That something is Adderall, which coincidentally

Is orange.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 10:01 PM

5. Once again, I wonder why

Maureen Dowd gets prime Sunday real estate in NYT when Collins surely deserves it.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 10:04 PM

6. Everyone knows the guy snorts Adderall.

I'm not even anti-drug, but I don't think a president should be addressing the nation or crafting policy High AF.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 10:28 PM

7. Well, I watched it

And have a theory about the sniffing. I reckon he considers it a determined nasal intake of breath, calculated to make him look resolute, tough - ya know - don't mess with the Donald. The same way he has cultivated his fake thousand-yard-gaze.

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Response to canetoad (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 11:23 PM

12. You mean like a bull snorting before it charges?

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Response to Generic Brad (Reply #12)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 01:25 AM

19. You got it

Exactly like that.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 10:34 PM

8. His sniffing is getting worse, like everything else about him. nt

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 10:36 PM

9. Cocaine Is a hell of a drug.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 11:56 PM

16. The drug of choice for rich assholes from Manhattan.

Just sayin'!

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Response to UCmeNdc (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 12:02 AM

17. I'm Rick James, bitch!

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 10:51 PM

10. I always notice his slurred speech. His dentures can't be loose all

the time. I wonder if he has a real health issue. What causes slurred speech besides a stroke?

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 10:57 PM

11. THE WALL IS A DISTRACTION

Trump does not give a fuck about the wall.

He is worried about TREASON.

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Response to erlewyne (Reply #11)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 04:02 PM

21. Mueller's not distracted.

What the people concern themselves with is completely irrelevant to his investigation and his ultimate findings.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 11:46 PM

13. Bullshit. He's only worried about himself

yeah, that does include worrying about being indicted for treason.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 11:56 PM

14. The Adderall monkey ain't kind to the Cheeto.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 11:56 PM

15. Wonder if he's been advised to breathe through the nose, but sinus cavity is swollen from bad diet.

His being overweight is a clue. Food allergies or binging on the wrong food will cause inflammation.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 03:36 PM

20. watching the video with PSA guys. definitely avoiding mouth breathing...

... so that he doesn't need to drink water. Mouth breathing dries out throat.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 05:42 PM

22. Those power huffs are a joke

n/t

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