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Fri Jul 10, 2020, 08:16 AM

Trump the victim: President complains in private about the pandemic hurting himself

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Source: Washington Post

Callers on President Trump in recent weeks have come to expect what several allies and advisers describe as a “woe-is-me” preamble.

The president rants about the deadly coronavirus destroying “the greatest economy,” one he claims to have personally built. He laments the unfair “fake news” media, which he vents never gives him any credit. And he bemoans the “sick, twisted” police officers in Minneapolis, whose killing of an unarmed black man in their custody provoked the nationwide racial justice protests that have confounded the president.

Gone, say these advisers and confidants, many speaking on the condition of anonymity to detail private conversations, are the usual pleasantries and greetings.

Instead, Trump often launches into a monologue placing himself at the center of the nation’s turmoil. The president has cast himself in the starring role of the blameless victim — of a deadly pandemic, of a stalled economy, of deep-seated racial unrest, all of which happened to him rather than the country.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-the-victim-president-complains-in-private-about-the-pandemic-hurting-himself/2020/07/09/187142c6-c089-11ea-864a-0dd31b9d6917_story.html

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Reply Trump the victim: President complains in private about the pandemic hurting himself (Original post)
brooklynite Jul 10 OP
Champp Jul 10 #1
Bernardo de La Paz Jul 10 #6
soothsayer Jul 10 #2
central scrutinizer Jul 10 #13
tanyev Jul 10 #3
Dave in VA Jul 10 #4
SledDriver Jul 10 #5
Iliyah Jul 10 #7
C_U_L8R Jul 10 #8
MotorCityBeard Jul 10 #10
MotorCityBeard Jul 10 #9
UpInArms Jul 10 #11
Cha Jul 10 #12
denem Jul 10 #20
Cha Jul 10 #25
underpants Jul 10 #14
Javaman Jul 10 #15
AllyCat Jul 10 #16
rurallib Jul 10 #17
Tiger8 Jul 10 #22
AKing Jul 10 #18
greenjar_01 Jul 10 #19
lagomorph777 Jul 10 #21
kimbutgar Jul 10 #23
BadGimp Jul 10 #24
Omaha Steve Jul 10 #26

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 08:18 AM

1. Republicans are such wussy whiney wankers

Sad.

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Response to Champp (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 08:31 AM

6. The "party of personal responsibility" is lead by Donny Six Words. . . . nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 08:20 AM

2. At least he acknowledges the mn cops were sick and twisted

That’s a pleasant surprise

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 09:06 AM

13. Only because they got caught on camera

It’s not a crime if it’s not on video.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 08:20 AM

3. Poor baby. Why don't you just quit and play golf for the rest of your life?

That would really show us, boy howdy.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 08:29 AM

4. whomp, whomp...

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 08:30 AM

5. Snowflake

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 08:31 AM

7. Makes you wonder why . . .

seems like every other day that there is a leak from republican's sources about private conversations .. ..

Hmmmmmmmmmmmm. Do I believe majority of the leaks, no.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 08:34 AM

8. Again, he takes no responsibility at all

What does he think his job is? He's no president. He's a professional tv watcher and racist social media troll who golfs 1/3 of the time and gorges himself on fast food while spittle raging.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #8)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 08:52 AM

10. Spot on on the job description

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 08:51 AM

9. He is so utterly nauseating

This would be hard to take from a child or a teenager. It's just sickening coming from him.

I think I am going to get Mary Trump's book, just to see how someone who had so many advantages growing up ended up turning out like this.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 08:54 AM

11. Worthless piece of flotsam

Whiny crapweasel

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 08:54 AM

12. he should have gotten on it.. right from

the start instead of lying and trying to fool people that it was a "democrat hoax".

But that wouldn't be trump.. he'd rather jump on his own petard and endlessly Whine about it later.

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Response to Cha (Reply #12)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 09:57 AM

20. If he had gotten it right

(ie he was not donald trump) he would have been in the box seat for the GE. :shudder:

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Response to denem (Reply #20)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 05:12 PM

25. Exactly. Apparently none of his advisors were/are smart

enough to know that, either.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 09:07 AM

14. "It was as if the world revolved around him.

Well no S.

Yeah hope and optimism - that guy just exudes it doesn’t he.

I love the close. This great economic master thinks the entire economy can rebound in a month.

Despite his bouts of moroseness, Trump can also exhibit optimism not entirely grounded in reality. He has continued to tell advisers, for instance, that he is certain the virus will go away by October and that there will be a “cure” by then — a word he favors over “vaccine.”
Then, he adds in these tellings, the economy will rebound overnight and he will win a second term.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 09:22 AM

15. a private meeting in the oval office...

orange asshole: is there any dirt on this virus that we can dig up?

jared: I'll get right on that!

nervous looks all around are exchanged.

ivanka: daddy, it's a virus.

orange asshole: DON'T TELL ME WHAT I DON'T KNOW!!!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 09:24 AM

16. Typical narcissist.

The NPDer I grew up with did the same thing. Everything bad that happened was blamed on the “Family Name Luck”. Incidentally, that wasn’t HER last band but everyone else’s. It was really all someone else’s fault.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 09:29 AM

17. Maybe he needs to get away from the world. Maybe a nice room all by himself

where staff would bring him 3 meals a day, maybe let him out to exercise for an hour a day or so. The staff could stand guard to make sure no one could get in to bother Donny and also make sure he wouldn't wander out...........

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Response to rurallib (Reply #17)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 10:34 AM

22. Trump, exercise?

What’s he gonna do.....ride a golf cart around the prison yard?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 09:52 AM

18. Ha! So no more recaps of his 2016 inside straight victory? How sad ☹

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 09:56 AM

19. Truly deplorable

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 10:01 AM

21. He should make this the theme of his speeches. It would be so effective.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 10:42 AM

23. I feel so much sorrier for those people on ventilators struggling to survive and those who lost love

Ones. All of those People he has not expressed sympathy for!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 12:31 PM

24. Everything we need to know is right there in this article.

These things are not happening to us, they are happening to him.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 06:03 PM

26. After a review by forum hosts....LOCKING

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