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Sun Feb 16, 2020, 05:04 PM

Trump arrives at Daytona 500, sets off raucous celebration

Source: AP

By JENNA FRYER

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) ó President Donald Trump made a dramatic entrance at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday, setting off a raucous celebration at the famed NASCAR track.

Thousands cheered as Air Force One performed a flyover and landed at Daytona International Airport a few hundred yards behind the track. Trumpís motorcade arrived a few minutes later, prompting another loud ovation. Both entrances were broadcast on giant video boards around the superspeedway.

At least a dozen drivers were escorted from the pre-race meeting to a private introduction with Trump.

ďI got to meet the president! How cool is that?Ē driver Aric Almirola said.



Air Force One touches down at the Daytona Beach International's Airport as seen from Daytona International Speedway as President Donald Trump makes his arrival to attend the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/David Graham)


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Reply Trump arrives at Daytona 500, sets off raucous celebration (Original post)
Omaha Steve Feb 16 OP
mr_lebowski Feb 16 #1
Dennis Donovan Feb 16 #2
The Velveteen Ocelot Feb 16 #3
jayschool2013 Feb 16 #4
magicarpet Feb 17 #54
olegramps Feb 17 #58
llashram Feb 17 #68
ewagner Feb 17 #64
MontanaFarmer Feb 16 #5
Wuddles440 Feb 16 #17
maddogesq Feb 16 #18
pangaia Feb 16 #50
HarlanPepper Feb 17 #70
TheFourthMind Feb 16 #6
mahina Feb 16 #7
NickB79 Feb 16 #8
paleotn Feb 16 #10
SergeStorms Feb 16 #11
paleotn Feb 16 #9
bluestarone Feb 16 #12
napi21 Feb 16 #40
AllaN01Bear Feb 16 #13
Traildogbob Feb 16 #14
rockfordfile Feb 16 #15
Talitha Feb 16 #35
RandiFan1290 Feb 17 #60
mountain grammy Feb 16 #16
Evolve Dammit Feb 16 #20
Kali Feb 16 #19
Evolve Dammit Feb 16 #21
LawnKorn Feb 16 #22
Backseat Driver Feb 16 #23
spike jones Feb 16 #24
Blue_playwright Feb 16 #27
FloridaBlues Feb 16 #25
C_U_L8R Feb 16 #26
JohnnyRingo Feb 16 #28
House of Roberts Feb 16 #33
JohnnyRingo Feb 16 #37
democratisphere Feb 16 #29
Blue_playwright Feb 16 #30
bucolic_frolic Feb 16 #31
kimbutgar Feb 17 #69
EveHammond13 Feb 16 #32
House of Roberts Feb 16 #34
maxrandb Feb 16 #42
riversedge Feb 18 #72
47of74 Feb 16 #36
bdamomma Feb 16 #38
napi21 Feb 16 #39
Evolve Dammit Feb 16 #41
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nwduke Feb 16 #44
LudwigPastorius Feb 16 #45
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LudwigPastorius Feb 16 #51
groundloop Feb 17 #52
docgee Feb 17 #55
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docgee Feb 16 #48
groundloop Feb 17 #53
docgee Feb 17 #56
cstanleytech Feb 16 #49
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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 05:08 PM

1. Is Jenna Fryer on Trump's Campaign team?

Would you care for a bib, ma'am?

It helps with the drool ...

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 05:08 PM

2. This is being treated as an official event - you and I are paying for this nonsense

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 05:10 PM

3. So how much did that little stunt cost us taxpayers?

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 05:24 PM

4. Reality Show America

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Response to jayschool2013 (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 12:17 AM

54. Public Relations Stunt pResidency....

Come see your pResident with testosterone oozing from every pore.


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Response to jayschool2013 (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 08:25 AM

58. Unfortunately, its an event dominated by racists who are cheering the leader of the pack.

Trump is just a another demagogue who shares the same attributes as Hitler. In Germany it was the Jews who were the blame for German's failures, today its the Blacks and Hispanics. The White racists are dominated by the lower educated people who have failed to equip themselves to thrive in today's economy and blame their plight on the minorities who will soon be the majority. Trump is their man and he has proven it by giving the highest civilian honor to one of the most powerful disseminators of racism in our times.

They are going to be caught in a two edged sword; no talents to survive and soon to in the minority. Also it is not surprising the many of these people have been convinced by religious charlatans that the end of the world is at hand. It is nothing new. Their ilk have been predicting it as being emanate for the last 2,000 years.

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Response to olegramps (Reply #58)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 11:56 AM

68. this is the truth

thanks olegramps. Nuremburg rally all ready for his lowness to appear at...

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Response to jayschool2013 (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 10:01 AM

64. Exactly

The entire Trump residency has been a made-for-tv event

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 05:26 PM

5. Until fairly recently, I watched and followed nascar to some degree.

For a period earlier in my life, i was a fairly avid fan. Trump, and the sport's fellating of him, cured me of it awhile ago, but I'd still nominally pay attention to my favorite driver. No more. Fuck that nonsense. There are innumerable other reasons not to watch (climate implications both direct and represented by the companies involved), the corporate kowtowing, poorer racing in recent years, the military hero worship, to name a few. But this takes it. Not another dime or eyeball from me, and they can ill afford to lose more fans.

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Response to MontanaFarmer (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 06:02 PM

17. I too used to casually follow it...

but it really became so nauseatingly politicized when Shub was in office that I totally lost interest and it's only gotten worse (if that's even possible) since Il Douche's reign of terror.

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Response to MontanaFarmer (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 06:09 PM

18. I liked it as a kid.

All the old school guys like Petty, less complicated rules...

Itís too corporate and over-produced now.

And yes, the racing was better. A bump draft was a bump draft...



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Response to MontanaFarmer (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 11:49 PM

50. What the hell is it with car racing in a circle.

I mean, these guys can't even turn RIGHT !!!!


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Response to MontanaFarmer (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 04:11 PM

70. It's actually in the middle of a long fade

Overall popularity has been in decline for several years now.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 05:27 PM

6. The disease touches down in Daytona. I bet not one of the dozen+ drivers noted wins the race. n/t

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 05:34 PM

7. Idiocracy

Come to life

For now but not for long.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 05:35 PM

8. Is it supposed to look like a methed-out trailer park in the foreground??

I can hear the banjos from here.

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Response to NickB79 (Reply #8)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 05:46 PM

10. Yes.



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Response to NickB79 (Reply #8)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 05:48 PM

11. Can you smell....

the noxious chemicals wafting through the air as the Meth Cooks in all those trailers perform 21 beaker salutes in Trump's "honor"? I bet all of the "Bikers for Trump" were represented as well. The thing is, Trump and his soft-pornstar wife wouldn't piss on their backs if they were on fire, but these morons think Trump is on their side and looking out for them.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 05:41 PM

9. We've now decended into Putin land.

Next, there will be photo shops of shirtless Trump riding horse back.

November can't come soon enough. Then we'll know if America is back to normal or it's time for articles of secession.

I won't comment on NASCAR...I won't, I won''t.

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Response to paleotn (Reply #9)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 05:52 PM

12. Your so right!

Bunch of SICK FUCKS!!!

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Response to paleotn (Reply #9)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 09:13 PM

40. DT SHIRTLESS??? AUKKKK-gotta het my barf bag! N/T

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 05:53 PM

13. yes we are paying for this tooth and nail. humbug.

i hate nascar and i hate it even more now. this was the things aquittal victory lap. nearly lost my lunch. as one poster stated , " novembember cant come any sooner .

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 05:53 PM

14. NASCAR has a purpose

Where do you think they procure the liquid to brew Bud, Bud Lite and all Bush beers. Collection tanks from NASCAR track urinals. Besides the recenue to fossil fuel Giants to entertain knuckle draggers fascinated with hours of left turns. Oh shit!! Do they realize all those left turns will make them gay?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 06:01 PM

15. This is not late breaking News. Why is DU allowing this to be posted? Fox News like

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Response to rockfordfile (Reply #15)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 08:24 PM

35. + 1




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Response to rockfordfile (Reply #15)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 08:39 AM

60. Great question!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 06:01 PM

16. Put his fat ass in a race car

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #16)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 06:43 PM

20. Now that would be entertaining

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 06:24 PM

19. ...

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 06:45 PM

21. This president impersonator is a reality show con man. That's it. The minions love it. Sad.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 06:48 PM

22. Taxpayer funded campaign stunt.

Trump is spinning up the good old boys to vote for him. Little does Trump know, most of them are not intelligent enough to register to vote.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 06:56 PM

23. LOL - Everything he touches...

Rain delay has plagued Daytona so far today...only 19 laps completed before the raindrops kept a'fallin' on his head.


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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 07:06 PM

24. Are the words Car and Auto redundant in NASCAR?

National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing

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Response to spike jones (Reply #24)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 07:25 PM

27. "Stock car" modifies Auto so it's ok... nt

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 07:11 PM

25. He's working Florida hard, thousands of Floridian's attend

This will not be an easy state to win no matter who the Dem candidate is running

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 07:19 PM

26. How much did this vanity boondoggle cost us???

The campaign better be footing the bill or Congress should raise holy hell.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 07:25 PM

28. I believe Aric Almirola is the Mexican driver

I recall a clip from last year where fans threw beer cans at him and called out racist names as he walked past the grandstands. I'm glad he was so thrilled to meet the president.

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #28)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 07:59 PM

33. Daniel Suarez is who you are thinking of.

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Response to House of Roberts (Reply #33)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 08:51 PM

37. I trust you're right.

Explains why I couldn't find the vid.

It's NASCAR though. I'm sure someone hates him for not being a Merican.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 07:26 PM

29. drumpf will do anything for attention. A lot of NASCAR fans

are his supporters. Hate the association.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 07:26 PM

30. It is kinda cool how close the airport is...

I didnít realize it was in spitting distance. AF1 Landing like that was pretty badass. But, Trump stepping out of it kinda ruins it all...

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 07:38 PM

31. What do you expect from people who are not bored by cars driving around in circles?

Dullards, all of 'em!

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #31)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 01:42 PM

69. I watched it once years ago after 5 minutes I was bored watching the cars go round and round

Kind of idiotic and boring. Just didnít see the attraction. Drag racing is more interesting.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 07:38 PM

32. ass

 

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 08:01 PM

34. Well, after Squint and the Meat Puppet II left,

it started raining and they just postponed the race until tomorrow. So, by showing up, he delayed the start and they didn't get in hardly any racing.

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Response to House of Roberts (Reply #34)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 09:16 PM

42. If our MSM did what they did in 2016

they'd show us 24/7 video of the rain falling on the racetrack with "breaking News-cars about to go around in circles".

Of course, all the Donnie Shit for Brains NASCAR asshats would be glued to the TV with drool pooling around their feet.

Shit! If an empty podium was "Breaking News" in 2016 because the orange asspickle was about to fart in our general direction, then an empty rainsoaked track is surely "Breaking News" in 2020.

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Response to House of Roberts (Reply #34)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 12:17 PM

72. Karma

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 08:48 PM

36. I fucking hate him.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 08:59 PM

38. a fucking con artist

is nothing but a cult leader.

wait until he goes after them. sad, very sad, what our country is going through.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 09:09 PM

39. Jes** Chr***! I knew he was a damn showoff, but this is beyond even MY immagination!

I can't believe his pilot OR the FAA ok'd flying that low over thousands of people!!!!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 09:14 PM

41. Anything NASCAR related is a huge GOP event. Daytona is probably the biggest in racist land

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 09:32 PM

43. Why is this happening? I remember when President Bill Clinton

came home to Fayetteville to attend a University of Arkansas basketball game. Air Force One had to land at Springdale due to runway length. I went and waited at a rope line to shake his hand. No speeches. Then he sat with my alderman at the game. There weren't jumbotrons nor yelling, cheering crowds. We all just went about the thing normally.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 09:50 PM

44. What's it about???

ME - ME - ME!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 10:15 PM

45. Trump, once again, pandering to the "very fine people" that make up his base.

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Response to LudwigPastorius (Reply #45)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 10:35 PM

47. That's photoshopped. There was no rebel or dufus flag on the pole.

If you meant it as a joke, you should say so.

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Response to docgee (Reply #47)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 11:59 PM

51. The picture is real, but it's from a couple of years ago.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nascar/2017/08/19/confederate-flag-still-important-symbol-nascar-fans/583320001/

The relevant point remains, there are a good number of Trump supporters (and yes, even racists) who are fans of motor sports

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Response to LudwigPastorius (Reply #51)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 12:10 AM

52. Those morons just don't get the irony of the redneck flag flying next to an American flag

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Response to LudwigPastorius (Reply #51)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 12:38 AM

55. Ok thanks. I didn't think about it being an old pic.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 10:21 PM

46. Apparently was postponed until Monday because of rain

Once again proving everything Trump touches turns to shit

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 10:40 PM

48. I was there today.

Tickets were free. I went since I've never been. There really wasn't as much cheering for trump as I expected. I thought I would be choking back vomit at the virtual fellating you see cult members give him, but there weren't as many cult members as I expected. Most people where I was sitting had a either a polite clapping or no response at all when he showed up.

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Response to docgee (Reply #48)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 12:16 AM

53. Hmmmm.... the press is certainly telling a different story (surprise surprise)

According to what I've seen on the local news here there were 100,000 people there who were ready to give tRump a blow job.

(I happened to be driving down I-95 near Daytona as AF-1 was taking off - pretty sure he didn't see but he was thoroughly flipped off by everyone in our car)

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Response to groundloop (Reply #53)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 12:40 AM

56. Haha that's funny. I always take a middle finger selfie when passing a building with his name on it

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 11:04 PM

49. Another clown had people cheering for him in Germany back in the 30's and we all know how that

turned out for their country.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #49)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 09:15 AM

62. +1000000



And the people cheered....

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 03:22 AM

57. Distraction and more distraction

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 08:36 AM

59. Let's take it as it is.

Number one is NASCAR I've been to these races before. The majority of the demographic is a bunch of meth head morons. It's a heavily geared towards conservatives because it's literally a car driving in a circle. It's simple-minded crap that doesn't take much brain power to figure out. Like a child with a fidget spinner

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 09:12 AM

61. Another tax payer funded rally?

I saw his interview....

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 09:22 AM

63. ...

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 10:17 AM

65. Sure he loves this. The people can not escape his campaign photo op.

They are a captive audience just like Bush used the troops as a captive audience.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 11:41 AM

67. Here's another fly over of interest.

 

you can start at 2:50 if need be:

[link:?t=3m|

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 05:44 PM

71. "I got to meet the President, how Cool is that? "

On a "Cool" meter its not...You got to meet a would-be tin-pot Dictator, with delusions of grandeur.

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