Good gesture by Trump

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  1. yaxomoxay macrumors 68040

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    can we all agree this was a good gesture?

    President Donald Trump delayed his departure from Indianapolis to speak with a police officer who was injured while escorting him during his visit. Video and more info at linked site

    http://www.indystar.com/story/news/...fficer-before-leaving-indianapolis/713177001/

    IMPD’s statement:
    “On behalf of the IMPD, we would like to take an opportunity to thank President Donald J. Trump for his thoughtful act in delaying his departure in Air Force One until he was assured that the officer injured in the motorcade accident was ok.

    Calls were made by his staff to Chief Bryan Roach checking on Cycle Officer Turner. President Trump even took the time to speak with Officer Turner after the accident, to check on him. Thank you for your compassion, concern, and leadership Mr. President.”
     
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    That was an appropriate thing for him to do.
     
  3. yaxomoxay thread starter macrumors 68040

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    (Which is a miracle!!! Lol)
     
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    Yep, it is quite rare for that to happen. Although I think his new chief of staff is doing a much better job of handling Trump than his previous advisors did. Which hopefully will make him acting appropriate a more frequent occurrence.
     
  5. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    That's a pretty low bar.

    How about I applaud when he isn't ready to condemn millions of Americans to deportation or becoming uninsured.

    That would mean a little more to me.
     
  6. Zenithal macrumors G3

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    At least he waived the Jones Act of Puerto Rico. I mean, a week late, but who's really keeping count?
     
  7. yaxomoxay thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Not mutually exclusive.
    At any rate the text I bolded is incorrect.
     
  8. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    The point is that little gestures mean so much less than big gestures.

    Oh look ... trump is less inhumane than we thought he was.

    [polite applause]
     
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    Small joys and small things are incredibly important. In general, that’s my philosophy. You can live it as you prefer.
     
  10. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    I prefer to not vote for unqualified, ignorant, impulsive leaders.

    But you can live as you prefer.
     
  11. yaxomoxay thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Hopefully next time the adjectives you used will not be the resume of both candidates on the ballot.
     
  12. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Or all of the republican candidates that were running.
     
  13. yaxomoxay thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Well, Jeb Bush is the opposite of “impulsive” ;)
     
  14. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Jeb! Bush's problem was he was named Bush.
     
  15. yaxomoxay thread starter macrumors 68040

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    And he couldn’t wake up.
     
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    True, he waived the Jones Act, a week late. Still, that says nothing about his actions for USVI, either. He had the same amount of time to do something for that, and yet nothing there, either.

    What's even more sad: people were complaining about Trump doing anything for PR, as they believe that PR isn't part of the US (read: a foreign country).

    BL.
     
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    I'm willing to bet Trump himself didn't know the USVI and Puerto Rico are US territories filled with US citizens, and that he is their president also. Just as much as the city of Houston and the state of Florida.

    And yes, waiting to hear the status of the cop was a nice gesture...now let's see some action for our islands.
     
  18. Zenithal macrumors G3

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    To quote one prominent poster of PRSI from February: "Who cares about history?"

    Same poster who needs explaining of everything when they get something wrong. Poor education or rather disregard for it results in these issues.
     
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    Exactly. and if a typhoon hit it, I wonder how much he would care about American Samoa. After all, they are his people as well.

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    Who knew presedenting would be so hard??? :confused:
     
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    I think he knows. I just think he didn't really care until their problems spilled over onto him. Texas? Red state voters. Florida? Same thing. Puerto Rico? They can't even vote in the general and aren't red voters anyway, so meh. He'd probably take the same tact with parts of California. So he will reluctantly address Puerto Rico. But he couldn't resist getting a dig in talking about how sad it was for Wall Street who won't get repaid what is owed. Nice priorities. :rolleyes:

    I'm glad he was nice to this officer, but he's been a jerk to plenty of other people so he has lightyears to go before he makes up for all of that. And frankly, I don't think he has it in him.
     
  22. niploteksi macrumors regular

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    As I see it "a good gesture" is something you do that doesn't cost you anything but you do because you want to show someone you are sympathetic to someone else. A good gesture by Trump would be to apologize for some of the slanderous things he spews every day.

    Since I don't think Trump is very sympathetic to anyone but himself, this is kind of an empty gesture.
     
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    Link to where Trump is deporting Americans?
     
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    What a pathetically low bar for personal and professional conduct.

    Really. I'm quite certain that Idi Amin and Adolf Hitler had days when they committed small acts of personal decency and kindness. But that doesn't erase the rest of their murderous legacy.

    Wake me up when Donald Trump comes up with a policy proposal that would markedly increase the quality of life of ordinary Americans, rather than lining the pockets of billionaires.
     

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