Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member Latest Breaking News Editorials & Other Articles General Discussion The DU Lounge All Forums Issue Forums Culture Forums Alliance Forums Region Forums Support Forums Help & Search

Laelth

(32,017 posts)
Wed Sep 30, 2020, 09:03 AM Sep 2020

SHELLSHOCKED after the debate? You are not alone. That was ABUSE.

Nicolle Wallace explains how Trump's debate behavior (toward Biden, Chris Wallace, the American People, and the World) was abusive, and it was intentional.

Nicolle Wallace: Trump's Debate Performance Felt Like 'An Assault' On American Politics



-Laelth
22 replies = new reply since forum marked as read
Highlight: NoneDon't highlight anything 5 newestHighlight 5 most recent replies
SHELLSHOCKED after the debate? You are not alone. That was ABUSE. (Original Post) Laelth Sep 2020 OP
ABSOLUTELY... we are all being mentally and physically (COVID) abused Zoonart Sep 2020 #1
with a similar experience to yours consider_this Sep 2020 #3
Yes... and the MSM has beaten wife syndrome too... Zoonart Sep 2020 #6
I am married to an abuser now. Trump looked like my nightmares. lagomorph777 Sep 2020 #9
I am so sorry. Zoonart Sep 2020 #13
Only here. lagomorph777 Sep 2020 #14
Trumpster Dumpster fire, as expected Amishman Sep 2020 #2
Good saying. LOL nt Ilsa Sep 2020 #20
K and R! n/t LuckyCharms Sep 2020 #4
I think after what happened yesterday everyone who has some dignity, empathy, and a... Hugin Sep 2020 #5
Anyone who has ever suffered an abusive spouse or boss recognizes this guy. hunter Sep 2020 #7
Both, with a side order of certain family members as well. bullwinkle428 Sep 2020 #12
Yes, I recognized this abuser before the 2016 election. You can't play nice with a bully. txwhitedove Sep 2020 #8
He is a serial abuser. dalton99a Sep 2020 #10
Didn't listen, don't care. tgenerico Sep 2020 #11
America is in an abusive relationship with Donald Trump Oneironaut Sep 2020 #15
A bunch of his followers have Stockholm Syndrome. nt Ilsa Sep 2020 #21
Dupe Oneironaut Sep 2020 #16
I am glad that someone else also posted this clip. Laelth Sep 2020 #17
No sorry - My post (#16) was a duplicate, I meant. Oneironaut Sep 2020 #18
Oh, my bad. No biggie. n/t Laelth Sep 2020 #19
Nicolle is very astute. We know what we saw -- but what was the plan? Hekate Sep 2020 #22

Zoonart

(12,169 posts)
1. ABSOLUTELY... we are all being mentally and physically (COVID) abused
Wed Sep 30, 2020, 09:06 AM
Sep 2020

by the psychopath in the oval. I know, because I was married to s mental abuser for eight horrifying years.
They assault you with words. I feel assaulted after that shit show art night and so does most of America.

consider_this

(2,297 posts)
3. with a similar experience to yours
Wed Sep 30, 2020, 09:19 AM
Sep 2020

I can truly say, I am extremely impressed by the restraint demonstrated by Joe. Some are criticizing him for calling him 'clown', telling him to 'shut up' and a few other minor retaliations. he was a freaking SAINT! That was some presidential emotional intelligence (JOE only) on display IMO. Most folks would have gone off on him under such an insane, rude, and unrelenting assault of abuse.

Zoonart

(12,169 posts)
6. Yes... and the MSM has beaten wife syndrome too...
Wed Sep 30, 2020, 09:35 AM
Sep 2020

Joe shouldn't have done this or that, but the abuser is never held to any standard.

The wife with the black eye demanding that no one speak ill of her abuser.

Disgusting. The MSM has a lot to answer for in all of this mess. Their craven desire for everything to be a horse-race and he said.. she said false equivalence is why we are here right now.

Amishman

(5,630 posts)
2. Trumpster Dumpster fire, as expected
Wed Sep 30, 2020, 09:08 AM
Sep 2020

Wife wouldn't watch at all. 'You don't roast marshmallows over a dumpster fire'

Hugin

(33,669 posts)
5. I think after what happened yesterday everyone who has some dignity, empathy, and a...
Wed Sep 30, 2020, 09:20 AM
Sep 2020

conscience should demand a rape kit. Billed to Chris Wallace.

Seeing the performance last night, is anyone doubting that Old Yeller is an active serial rapist or worse?

hunter

(38,579 posts)
7. Anyone who has ever suffered an abusive spouse or boss recognizes this guy.
Wed Sep 30, 2020, 10:19 AM
Sep 2020

The Republican Party refused to throw this evil man out of the White House and will forever stink of him.


 

tgenerico

(109 posts)
11. Didn't listen, don't care.
Wed Sep 30, 2020, 10:31 AM
Sep 2020

What's Trump going to say that will get me to vote for him?
It's a charade.

Oneironaut

(5,667 posts)
15. America is in an abusive relationship with Donald Trump
Wed Sep 30, 2020, 10:51 AM
Sep 2020

Some of us realize it, and some not. We’re being gaslit every day with things that he’s denied saying despite proof of his lies being on tape. We’re being told we’re helpless and need him to survive right now, or radicals and leftists will destroy this country. He uses charisma and false charm to convince us that he loves us, but when he’s caught betraying us again like clockwork, he lies and gaslights us into blaming and fighting amongst ourselves. And, when we speak out against him, he tries to intimidate us (at times physically, like his debate with Hillary), plays the victim, or threatens to hurt us.

Donald Trump is an abuser. America knows it, at least on some level. We are all stuck in various stages of being abused and processing the trauma it’s causing us.

Laelth

(32,017 posts)
17. I am glad that someone else also posted this clip.
Wed Sep 30, 2020, 11:01 AM
Sep 2020

Link, please. I would like to join that conversation as well.



-Laelth

Hekate

(92,393 posts)
22. Nicolle is very astute. We know what we saw -- but what was the plan?
Wed Sep 30, 2020, 12:37 PM
Sep 2020

Pundits (not her) keep going on about the “suburban white women who voted for Trump in 2016,” yet I have always wondered how any woman could ever have done so. We had abundant evidence of his abusive nature before that election, and his behavior toward Hillary on the debate stage, especially the Stalking, was just the icing on the cake.

Latest Discussions»General Discussion»SHELLSHOCKED after the de...