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Tue Nov 14, 2017, 02:09 PM

Trump's Russia mess: "People Will Die." Holy bublitchki, Batman, he was being serious?

From The Daily Kos:

Trump added that he thinks Putin “is very insulted by” the scandal – if there’s one thing the American president should be concerned about, it’s Vladimir Putin’s feelings – and that “people will die” as a result of the controversy.

Link to the full article here: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/11/13/1715140/-Trump-warns-that-people-will-die-unless-the-Russian-investigation-and-sanctions-are-dropped?detail=emaildkre

Maybe Putin is giving Trumpski some pointers on how to get troublesome journalists shot down by untraceable assailants. Or maybe even pesky members of Congress, or even ex-FBI directors? If it weren't for the fact that he can't read, I'd almost think Trump had been reading the history of the Borgias. Instead, he's acting out the Decline And Fall of the Roman Empire. That is one reality show in which I would rather the people of the United States NOT be members of the supporting cast.

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Reply Trump's Russia mess: "People Will Die." Holy bublitchki, Batman, he was being serious? (Original post)
DFW Nov 14 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Nov 14 #1
DFW Nov 14 #3
gratuitous Nov 14 #2
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Response to DFW (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 02:18 PM

1. So much of what tRump says is hyperbole......

I would not necessarily believe that he was being serious here. He likes the attention when he shoots off his mouth.

ANY attention is better than NONE.

And I agree that our participation in the Decline And Fall of the Roman Empire is to be avoided!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 03:12 PM

3. Trump may have not meant it literally, however:

Putin has demonstrated over the decades that while he does not shoot off his mouth about it, his minions do not hesitate to shoot off their guns when he wants a pesky voice silenced. If someone in Washington gets too close with their reporting, I doubt he will ask Trump's permission before removing the irritation. He has done it in London, and it takes less time to fly from London to Washington than it takes to fly from Moscow to Vladivostok.

Gone are the days of "Smyert' Shpionam (death to spies)." Now it's "Smyert' Journalistam (death to journalists)," and Prince Vladimir practices it with great frequency and deadly accuracy. If he finds some writer for the Washington Post or the New York Times getting too close for comfort, I have no doubt he will NOT restrain himself (or his killers) for fear of harming the territorial integrity of the United States.

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Tue Nov 14, 2017, 02:20 PM

2. He's gone from "joking" about shooting someone on Fifth Avenue

To calling the media the enemy of the people, and now he's graduated to death threats. Does this look like an escalating threat level to anyone else, or do we just have to sit tight until Trump finds a gun suited to his teeny, tiny fingers and starts squirting lead?

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 03:15 PM

4. Republians are cowards. He'd never do it himself

He'd ask Putin to have a member of the RF embassy with diplomatic immunity to do it (assuming Putin hasn't already put it in the works), and then let Trump call out the Thoughts and Prayers Squad to mop up the spilled milk.

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