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Mon Sep 21, 2020, 07:35 AM

He doesn't know he is President....he thinks he is a game-show host or a stand-up comedian...

That's why his people go to see him. Just for the entertainment. They don't go to hear him talk about issues that matter in their lives. It is more like the Comedy Club than a political event.

When you compare the way he talked in his interviews with Bob Woodward and the way he talks on stage, in front of his supporters, it is a world of difference. He actually sounded intelligent talking to Woodward. At his rallies, he sounds like a red-neck Billy Bob that's had a few too many to drink. He seldom will say anything with more than two syllables.

He is the Apprentice-in-Chief. He wants to call names and mock people and get a few laughs. That has been his primary job as President.

On November 3rd, it will be so cool to hear someone say, "Donald Trump, you're fired!"

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Reply He doesn't know he is President....he thinks he is a game-show host or a stand-up comedian... (Original post)
kentuck Sep 2020 OP
Ohiogal Sep 2020 #1
Zing Zing Zingbah Sep 2020 #2
PatSeg Sep 2020 #20
livetohike Sep 2020 #3
tinrobot Sep 2020 #4
TheBlackAdder Sep 2020 #25
JI7 Sep 2020 #5
Mike 03 Sep 2020 #18
smirkymonkey Sep 2020 #6
LymphocyteLover Sep 2020 #24
pwb Sep 2020 #7
ms liberty Sep 2020 #8
CaptYossarian Sep 2020 #31
Mike 03 Sep 2020 #9
Patterson Sep 2020 #39
malaise Sep 2020 #10
Illumination Sep 2020 #11
chriscan64 Sep 2020 #12
GoCubsGo Sep 2020 #13
scarytomcat Sep 2020 #29
CaptYossarian Sep 2020 #32
DEbluedude Sep 2020 #14
Ligyron Sep 2020 #30
greymattermom Sep 2020 #15
eShirl Sep 2020 #16
kentuck Sep 2020 #17
Nay Sep 2020 #19
sarge43 Sep 2020 #21
Harker Sep 2020 #26
CaptYossarian Sep 2020 #33
Harker Sep 2020 #36
CaptYossarian Sep 2020 #38
Harker Sep 2020 #40
CaptYossarian Sep 2020 #41
sarge43 Sep 2020 #34
LymphocyteLover Sep 2020 #22
Harker Sep 2020 #28
LymphocyteLover Sep 2020 #37
Name removed Sep 2020 #23
BlancheSplanchnik Sep 2020 #27
world wide wally Sep 2020 #35

Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 07:54 AM

1. He cheapens,demeans, destroys , and mocks

any and all of our country’s highest standards and practices

He is a disgrace to America and so are his moronic cheerleaders

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 08:00 AM

2. He is the worst comedian ever

He has a poor sense of humor.

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Response to Zing Zing Zingbah (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 09:11 AM

20. That is true

Though his political speeches are more like standup comedy, it is really bad comedy. A lot of the responses from the audience are more conditioned now and there's a lot less enthusiasm, like they've heard this same tired routine over and over again. Though he still has a lot of support from his base, it does seem rather half-hearted now. I suppose it is a good thing that Trump can't throw those huge rallies anymore, because I doubt he'd get the turnout he did in 2016. Now he has an excuse.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 08:00 AM

3. His schtick is old, tired and boring. His supporters are

immature and ignorant. What will he do when he loses? He won’t just disappear. He’ll have rallies and make people pay to get in. He won’t spend any of his own money.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 08:06 AM

4. The comedian who never laughs

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Response to tinrobot (Reply #4)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 09:23 AM

25. He's the Dennis Miller of presidents. Sucks all the way around.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 08:12 AM

5. He is boring as fuck

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Response to JI7 (Reply #5)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 08:49 AM

18. His vocabulary is so impoverished that I see him as boring too.

It's unfathomable to me that there are supporters of his who hang on his every word, when it's always the same seven or eight riffs.

In Woodward's book, the reader sees how Trump uses almost exactly the same words, phrases and sentences every single time he returns to one of his recurring themes, even if months elapse between him returning to these particular themes.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 08:17 AM

6. The thing is, he's not funny. Not at all.

He's such a crashing bore. The sad thing is how he THINKS he's funny, clever and witty. He's just so pathetic.

He doesn't have a humorous bone in his body. But of course his idiotic audience finds his casual cruelty hilarious. They are so easily amused.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #6)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 09:21 AM

24. Yep. Exactly.

he's also a very sick man-- a true psychopath

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 08:20 AM

7. The Entertainment President.

The laughing stock of the world.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 08:21 AM

8. Those tapes were a revelation to me, and a frightening one

He is putting on a show for the rubes every time he goes in front of people or a camera. He is far more aware and coherent than he plays on teevee.

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Response to ms liberty (Reply #8)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 10:05 AM

31. The first rule of public speaking is "know your audience".

He sounds like the guy at the end of the bar for his redneck cult followers, yet speaks in softer tones and complete sentences for Bob Woodward.

But if he pictures his cult audience naked, the rallies will get shorter and shorter.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 08:25 AM

9. I know Trump abstains from alcohol, but he genuinely reminds me

of angry drunks I've known.

There is a quote I've been trying to run down; it is in one of the books--perhaps A Very Stable Genius, where someone cornered Trump and called him "an act" to his face. Trump responded, paraphrasing but close: "Totally. I'm totally an act. I'm amazed people don't understand this."

If anyone remembers who it was who cornered him, let me know. It was possibly Scaramucci? Or maybe Lewandowski?

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Response to Mike 03 (Reply #9)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 02:20 PM

39. You think he doesn't drink just because he SAID so?

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 08:27 AM

10. But the shitshow is about to be dropped

ByeDon!

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 08:31 AM

11. So this begs the question: Just how many personalities does DJT have?...

 

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 08:31 AM

12. Yes, the Woodward tapes revealed a slightly less ignorant Trump in private.

The idiot on stage does try to lead his mob, but in other ways just follows them, taking cues from Fox and telling them what he thinks they want to hear. It's like if Tom Brady was going to New York to play a road game against the Jets and went up into the stands to join the drunken low-brow fans hurling insults instead of quarterbacking the team. Private Trump is still ignorant, but dangerously exhibits not caring in addition to not knowing.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 08:34 AM

13. Yep, it's all a made-for-TV schtick.

And, it's the same damn schtick night after night after night after night. His cult is there to hear his "greatest hits." Someone here likened Trump to Fat Elvis. It's much the same thing. The only difference is that Trump hasn't been found dead on the toilet after an overdose. He's only a caricature of what they think he is. Unlike Elvis, he never really was the person they've come to see perform.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #13)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 09:57 AM

29. too bad he keeps doing things that have real world affects

he will go back to TV and play the abused card til he dies
his fans know it is an act
it is the really crazed ones that are acting up with guns
he must think he is so clever to make a reality show reality

One thing I have wondered... why a rich billionaire would take a job for a salary of a million? Makes me think he needs the cash to support his lifestyle.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #13)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 10:08 AM

32. The orange Milli Vanilli?

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 08:38 AM

14. He is one of the results of the mind-numbing dumbing down of America...

that has been thrust upon the American people for the last 4 decades. People who were already uneducated, fearful and pissed off at the direction their lives had taken found something that would make them feel good about themselves. Demonize "the other". The 24-7 bullshit spewed from right-wing media enflames them. The "reality" TV shows that were such a success - duck dynasty, swamp people, kardashians, big brother, survivor, jersey shore, the list goes on ad infinitum, make them feel like- Yes!, they're just like me! This is real life! It boggles the fuckin' mind. They live in an alternate reality. It's so depressing at times.

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Response to DEbluedude (Reply #14)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 10:01 AM

30. I have a theory about the type of people who watch reality shows.

It doesn’t apply to everyone and certainly not to those here who enjoy such obviously Manufactured BS Because surely they know it as such. No, I speak of those who cannot tell the difference between fact and fiction, fantasy and reality or who can but prefer a reinterpreted perversion of reality because they don’t like what they cannot help but see in the real world.

Pro wrestling is to some extent an example and who is the only person running for President who actually participated in one act of this farce? Why, it’s Donald J Trump. Then, to the total astonishment of anyone with half a brain, he actually wins! Much religious talk and dogma is another example as is Fox “News” or the Hallmark channel although the later doesn’t pretend to be anything but fiction. More than a few of its viewers however imagine the supernatural parts to actually be a thing while knowing the actual story itself to be fictional.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 08:41 AM

15. It's actually worse.

He thinks that the president was always a reality tv star, that the only job of being president is the tv part. That must be how he always functions, and that's why his companies go bankrupt. He's all show and no business.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 08:45 AM

16. he's pretending to be as dumb as he thinks his cult followers are

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Response to eShirl (Reply #16)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 08:46 AM

17. That was the trick that Hitler used.

He always spoke to the most "common" man in his audience.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 09:09 AM

19. When he loses the election, I want every newspaper and online headline to scream,

"YOU'RE FIRED!!"

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 09:14 AM

21. Also he doesn't know the most important rules of great comedy

1. Punch up, not down.

2. Never laugh at your own jokes.

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Response to sarge43 (Reply #21)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 09:41 AM

26. While it may not be a rule...

demonstrating a willingness to laugh at oneself, at least occasionally, is a good attribute in a comedian.

Trumpsky laughs at people and their troubles, never laughs with anyone, or at himself.

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Response to Harker (Reply #26)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 10:20 AM

33. Not laughing at himself may have begun with the mashed potato episode in

Mary Trump's book.

When his brother got mad at him at a family event and dumped some mashed potatoes on Donald's head, the entire family laughed at his expense. He was totally humiliated and would never intentionally make himself the butt of his own jokes.
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I don't recall at what age this happened, but I am a firm believer in the theory of Arrested Development. His emotional age varies so much that there were most certainly several bad episodes that contributed to his sociopathy. His father's incessant abuse is at the top.

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Response to CaptYossarian (Reply #33)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 12:21 PM

36. When my ex-brother was a child

laughter from another room would cause him to burst in and angrily shout, "it's not funny!"

Your explanation rings true for me.

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Response to Harker (Reply #36)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 01:54 PM

38. That sounds like a cross between Asperger's and Tourette's.

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Response to CaptYossarian (Reply #38)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 02:55 PM

40. He was never examined or diagnosed.

Sadly, his behavior led to more ridicule... laughter directed at him.

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Response to Harker (Reply #40)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 03:07 PM

41. Does he deny anything's wrong?

He needs to be diagnosed and treated, or else his life of misery will continue until he's dead. Maybe a NAMI chapter would have some info on how to get the ball rolling.

The general public will continue to destroy him. Mean people suck. Those folks going out of their way to bully him for mental illness is itself a mental illness. They just go about their life, wallowing in their fake superiority. It's pathetic.

I wish him well.

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Response to Harker (Reply #26)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 10:37 AM

34. Another important rule. Thanks. n/t

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 09:16 AM

22. did you see this disgusting ridiculousness?

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Response to LymphocyteLover (Reply #22)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 09:44 AM

28. So he's preparing his base for Biden's

outstanding debate skills, and trying to diminish them in advance.

Sad.

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Response to Harker (Reply #28)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 12:21 PM

37. one wonders why they don't use that drug for Trump!

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 09:43 AM

27. The thing is, his little Yuk Yuks aren't jokes, they're threats.

He just yuks it up so he can move his shit forward.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 11:56 AM

35. Did anybody bring the rotten tomatoes?

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