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Wed Oct 11, 2017, 10:36 PM

Trump laughs and jokes during solemn "Retreat" ceremony honoring flag while on military base

Source: Shareblue

Donald Trump sat and laughed with Fox News host Sean Hannity as the “Retreat” bugle call was played. Tradition dictates that members of the military and civilian leadership stand at attention to respect the U.S. flag during the solemn ceremony.

Trump’s act of disrespect occurred during an interview that happened in a hangar at the Air National Guard base in Pennsylvania.

Trump referred to the bugle call as a “nice sound,” and asked Hannity if they were playing it “in honor of his ratings.”

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Trump disrespected the flag the same evening he returned to the subject of black NFL players protesting police brutality by kneeling during the anthem. He told Hannity, “You cannot disrespect our country, our flag, our anthem, you cannot do that.”

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Read more: https://shareblue.com/trump-laughs-and-jokes-during-solemn-retreat-ceremony-honoring-flag-while-on-military-base/



Video at the link above.

Link to my GD topic about this:

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10029700796

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Reply Trump laughs and jokes during solemn "Retreat" ceremony honoring flag while on military base (Original post)
highplainsdem Oct 11 OP
Sneederbunk Oct 11 #1
George II Oct 11 #2
TrollBuster9090 Oct 12 #50
Angry Dragon Oct 11 #3
ffr Oct 11 #4
spiderpig Oct 12 #21
niyad Oct 12 #45
TrollBuster9090 Oct 12 #51
ffr Oct 13 #61
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ffr Oct 11 #5
nolabear Oct 12 #11
whistler162 Oct 12 #25
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ffr Oct 11 #6
denbot Oct 11 #7
Vogon_Glory Oct 12 #34
rogue emissary Oct 12 #39
sarge43 Oct 12 #56
blue neen Oct 11 #8
Leghorn21 Oct 11 #9
SergeStorms Oct 12 #13
ffr Oct 11 #10
CTyankee Oct 12 #55
sarge43 Oct 12 #58
Stonepounder Oct 12 #12
SergeStorms Oct 12 #16
Vogon_Glory Oct 12 #36
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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Oct 11, 2017, 10:42 PM

1. And this guy is criticizing the NFL.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Oct 11, 2017, 10:50 PM

2. Disrespecting the flag?????????????? What a "son of a bitch" he is.

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Response to George II (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 05:21 PM

50. As far as respecting the flag goes...he's basically grabbing it by the pussy.

And using it to achieve a cheap political goal of faketriotism.



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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Oct 11, 2017, 10:57 PM

3. should be fired

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Oct 11, 2017, 11:01 PM

4. Hey Fox and Fake President. Here's how it's done. Pay attention.

It comes quick, so play from the beginning. What you do after retreat is played is up to you.

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Response to ffr (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 01:51 AM

21. I will never ever get over Robin Williams' loss

He lived a stone's throw from me, and I never heard a bad word about him.

Don't get me started on The Dotard.

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Response to ffr (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 12:19 PM

45. it was such a great loss when he died.

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Response to ffr (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 05:24 PM

51. Okay, you have GOT to post this on the Video and Multimedia column! It deserves a post of its own.

If nothing else, it will drive asshat Sean Hannity crazy. Everyone knows Trump is a moron, and gives him a pass on not understanding protocols. But Hannity sat there joking and laughing during Retreat, too. And he fancies himself the ultimate Murikan Faketriot. It would drive him nuts to know that a Hollywood liberal understands what he doesn't.

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Response to TrollBuster9090 (Reply #51)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 01:38 AM

61. I did, because I thought that same thought. You missed it yesterday.



Robin Williams as "Retreat" is played, taking the flag down
https://www.democraticunderground.com/1017461317

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Response to ffr (Reply #61)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 04:04 PM

68. Thanks! Yes, I must have missed it. Sorry. nt

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Response to ffr (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 06:08 AM

64. They actually link that in the article.

It immediately came to my mind, as well.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Oct 11, 2017, 11:12 PM

5. What it looks like on a military base, as explained

All vehicles come to a halt and turn off motors.

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Response to ffr (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 12:14 AM

11. I will never forget seeing a woman with a sick kid dressed down over that.

I was an Air Force brat and was with a friend when her feverish little brother had to go to the ER. It was when they let kids stay in cars alone more readily so we sat there for a long time waiting. A storm came up and the mother dashed across the parking lot carrying the little guy. But retreat started, and some irate jackass officer made the woman stop and stand there with her sick child until it finished and then several minutes more while he lambasted her.

It did nothing for our patriotic fervor.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #11)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 05:48 AM

25. Where is the projectile vomiting

when it is needed.

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Response to ffr (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 08:49 AM

38. I take it that's in Britain.

1) Cars are driving the other way.
2) First, "God Save the Queen" is played. Then, "The Star-Spangled Banner."

I had forgotten about turning off vehicle engines, but I wasn't driving around on base much, especially when the flag was being raised or lowered. I tried to avoid those situations.

It's been a while.

Thanks.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Oct 11, 2017, 11:22 PM

6. Get thee to the greatest page!

Disrespecting our military is no laughing matter. It's about respect.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Oct 11, 2017, 11:27 PM

7. In the Navy it's referred to as either Morning or Evening Colors.

You are required to face the flag at attention. If you have your lid on you salute. These two asshole just remained seated, joked and jerked each other off during the ceremony. Respect for the flag is just a rhetorical prop for the both of them.

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Response to denbot (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 07:34 AM

34. I could understand if not excuse, someone with a completely civilian background

Being this disrespectful, but didn't Donnie spend several years in military school? I would have thought he'd have known better.

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Response to Vogon_Glory (Reply #34)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 09:03 AM

39. Yep, from 1959 to 1964 he went to the New York Military Academy.

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Response to Vogon_Glory (Reply #34)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 07:55 PM

56. That all the service personnel were standing at attention and saluting might have been a hint.

That wasn't a military school; it was a high end juvie hall for rich snots that daddy wanted out of his hair.

If it's not about him, Dolt doesn't give an obese rodent's behind.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Oct 11, 2017, 11:29 PM

8. Moron Trump: "You cannot disrespect our country, our flag, our anthem, you cannot do that."

Yet, that is exactly what he did.


Throw him out.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Oct 11, 2017, 11:31 PM

9. Omg omg omg

“in honor of his ratings.”

Born and raised in the Marine Corps here.
Have mercy on my soul, omg.

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #9)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 12:18 AM

13. As if.......

he has done anything honorable to deserve recognition.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Oct 11, 2017, 11:37 PM

10. Dotard forgets to salute back before entering Air Force One

I hope people in the military are creating a shitstorm over this complete lack of respect of military tradition, from both Dotard and Fox Snooze's Hannity Dittohead.




https://www.mediaite.com/tv/boarding-air-force-one-for-first-time-trump-breaks-with-tradition-by-not-turning-around-to-wave/

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Response to ffr (Reply #10)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 06:43 PM

55. He might as well drop his pants and moon us...sheesh...

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Response to ffr (Reply #10)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 08:09 PM

58. POTUS saluting isn't a tradition, let alone a requirement. Reagan started it.

This ole sarge wishes they would stop it. Presidents are civilians - civilian control of the armed forces and all that. If Dwight Eisenhower didn't do it, none of them should. Ike understood the symbolism.

Waving as thanks, damn straight. But who are we talking about here - the vulgarian.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 12:15 AM

12. Mrs. Stonepounder was married to a career military.

She informs me that when Retreat sounds, if you driving on base, you turn off your engine, get out of the car, and face the direction the music is coming from.

We have NEVER had a President who is so disrespectful of the office, the military, the Constitution or the country as a whole, as the shitgibbon pretender in the White House. He doesn't give a flying fuck about NFL players taking a knee, he's trying to get his revenge on the NFL for not letting him into their club. Oh yeah, also, he doesn't really like anyone who is not a WASP, and preferably a well-to-do WASP.

God, I hate him.

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Response to Stonepounder (Reply #12)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 12:24 AM

16. That's because he knows absolutely nothing....

about the military (except that he'd love to have one of those snazzy uniforms with the clusters and gold braids!) and knows even less about government protocol. Further, he has no inclination in learning about either. He's an empty vessel, always has been, always will be.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #16)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 07:49 AM

36. Donnie went to military school

Unless his Alma Mater was based abroad and followed the customs of Kaiser Wilhelm's Imperial German Army, I'd have thought that Donne would have had customs and traditions regarding theUS flag pounded into his head back when he was a teenager.

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Response to Vogon_Glory (Reply #36)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 01:33 AM

60. You don't think...

he actually paid attention, do you? He also attended the Wharton School of Economics, and it's quite apparent he learned fuck-all there as well. Donnie attended many schools. You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink. The fact that his father paid handsomely for his education is the only reason he ever graduated from them. The same with George W. Bush, Jared Kushner, and a host of other wealthy Republican's sons. You know, the 'fortunate sons' that Credence Clearwater wrote and sang about.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #60)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 05:09 AM

62. I admit I never went, but

I get the impression that people can learn military customs in ways they wouldn't pick up the intricacies of trigonometry or Latin verbs. Reveille, intense peer pressure, that sort of thing.

Still it doesn't seem that observing customs took.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 12:20 AM

14. That "son of a bitch" should be fired.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 12:23 AM

15. "You cannot disrespect..." Pfft. Apparently, you can. n/t

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 12:57 AM

18. KNR Thank you!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 01:33 AM

19. Moron disrespects the flag

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 01:33 AM

20. Every day at West Point, everything come to a complete halt at retreat....

all traffic etc. The MPs are out to see that it does.

The Dotard thought they were playing it for him, shame.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 04:29 AM

22. I'll be real surprised

If we hear a peep out of our party over this....

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 04:52 AM

23. What a fucking moran!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 05:24 AM

24. Un-frigging-believeable

How embarrassing.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 05:53 AM

26. He is a hypocritical buffoon.

The most unfit, unqualified person to serve as Commander in Chief. I despise him.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 05:59 AM

27. I swear I thought that was Borowitz when I read it.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 06:16 AM

28. Kick.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 06:37 AM

29. republican Draft-Dodger-in-Chief shows no respect for actual soldiers

disgusting.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 06:42 AM

30. The audience seemed

...equally ignorant.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 06:51 AM

31. OK then

So when will the media be all over this, I have not heard a peep!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 07:06 AM

32. Im very proud of you. Trump pathetically fawns over Fox shill Sean Hannity ...



Shareblue Media‏Verified account @Shareblue 51m51 minutes ago

“I’m very proud of you.” Trump pathetically fawns over Fox shill Sean Hannity https://shareblue.com/im-very-proud-of-you-trump-pathetically-fawns-over-fox-shill-sean-hannity/#.Wd7TJ97vzIs.twitter … by @kailijoy




E. Rabelo‏ @TokenTursInk 47m47 minutes ago
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I just threw up my breakfast, Hannity is a hack
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Ms. Addertongue‏ @Ms_Addertongue 42m42 minutes ago

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I'm sure Hannity took that warm fuzzy to bed with him- @seanhannity blushed like a school girl.
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🌹‏ @Joey_Crook 46m46 minutes ago
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Hey look! Two schmucks jerking each other off. A talking Mango with a live weasel on its head and Mac Tonight's little brother. Brilliant!


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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 07:09 AM

33. Trump thought the bugle was to honor Sean Hannity's "ratings." It's to honor the flag. And he sat.




Oliver Willis‏Verified account @owillis 9h9 hours ago

Trump thought the bugle was to honor Sean Hannity's "ratings."
It's to honor the flag. And he sat.



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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 07:42 AM

35. Are there permanent effects from repeated facepalms?

I swear the reason I'm not dead by now is the superhuman desire to see this asshole drummed out of office in the most humiliating way.

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Response to spiderpig (Reply #35)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 07:56 AM

37. I hope not. We'll all be experiencing them.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 10:16 AM

40. It was never about the flag or anthem. He could care less about those things.

It is about creating chaos via accusations, as a way to deflect from his own bad press.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #40)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 04:27 PM

49. Correct analysis

sad what he and his republican comrades have sunk to...

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Response to Achilleaze (Reply #49)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 06:21 PM

54. Just like they could care less about email servers. Just a way to demonize Hillary.

Just like they knew that the State Dept took the blame for Benghazi when in reality the CIA was partly to blame. They knew Hillary would not divulge classified info to defend herself.

It is just about demonizing their opponents.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 10:22 AM

41. Kick this thread!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 10:24 AM

42. Every time I see Hannity...

I want to grab his hair and rip it away from each side of his stupid part. (then see him waterboarded). RIP with honor, Christopher Hitchens.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 10:27 AM

43. .

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 10:27 AM

44. Melania wasn't there to remind him to show the proper respect.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 12:49 PM

46. For @POTUS & @seanhannity who "love" military but sit during "Retreat" here's what u do

For @POTUS & @seanhannity who "love" military but sit during "Retreat" here's what it & other calls mean & what u do http://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Distribution/Reveille.pdf


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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 02:14 PM

47. so sad.. i teared up when i saw Robin....

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Response to samnsara (Reply #47)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 05:30 PM

52. I adored Robin, but understand why he made his choice.

We were the same age. With his comedic brilliance, razor-sharp mind, and overall compassion, he knew that he faced a bleak future of physical limitations plus dementia.

I still ask myself - why him? Damn - it's been three years.

I so wish he and George Carlin were around to help us get through The Moron Years.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 04:00 PM

48. Trump makes me ill

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 05:32 PM

53. All the fornicating pearl clutchers in the GOP can kiss my ass.

I never want to hear them spouting off about the flag or the troops again.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 07:56 PM

57. Can not get through to the link above but Newsweek has the story

http://www.newsweek.com/after-nfl-kneeling-controversy-trump-talks-through-retreat-bugle-honors-683058

What do you expect when a foreign power selects our president? Patriotism?

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 08:12 PM

59. His candy ass would not survive the first twenty minutes of basic training.

That is clear- and yet he claims to be the final authority on respecting servicemen and servicewomen, and our flag.

Send his ass to Parris Island. No, on second thought, he would dishonor the place with his presence. Let's bring a Drill Instructor to the White House and see how he does!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 05:38 AM

63. Another great explanation for Sarah Hucksterbee to stumble through.

Let's see how fast she dances to the WH press corps bugle call.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 06:15 AM

65. If it was Obama he would've stopped the interview.

And stood in reverence.

And the right wing media would've mocked him for being a civilian doing that.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 01:00 PM

66. Kick

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 02:40 PM

67. I hope some of the people in the football world has seen this......

and are arguing with Trump for their fans to do what they want!!!!!!

I saw somewhere where Dotard is going to be speaking to all the NFL and anyone else that will listen.

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