Trump's bad week (end of July 2017 edition)

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by MadeTheSwitch, Jul 28, 2017.

  1. MadeTheSwitch macrumors 6502a

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    Wow....thinking back so much went wrong for him in the last seven days. Like really really wrong. More wrong then his other wrong weeks which is most every week:

    • His press secretary/comms person resigns
    • Congress votes to overrides him on any sanctions
    • Lindsey Graham starts talking about a new bill to limit his and future presidents power
    • His own military repudiates him on the whole transgender thing
    • The Boy Scouts repudiate and apologize for his speech
    • Lost a major major healthcare vote
    • Has a republican refer to him as weak, sniveling and not as tough as his wife in the WSJ of all places
    • Has his west wing descend into chaos and vulgarities with a new hire leading to a paper that supports him to mock and publish a "survivor" cover
    • Has congress people come to the floor and repudiate him on Sessions and Chuck Grassley say there will be no vote on a new AG.
    • Had even people like Rush Limbaugh and Tucker Carlson be critical of him over how he is handling Sessions, and Breitbart hasn't been too friendly either. If you are on the right side of aisle and getting critized by those, you're doing something wrong.
    • Had North Korea fire another missle off
    • 35 percent approval rate in new poll. That might be a new low for him.
    I'm also seeing support for him weaken in general in the Internet forums I browse. There just isn't as much chatter in support of him these days. I have been noticing that for awhile now, but I think even the people who still support him are having a harder time with what went on this week. And that's just the stuff off the top of my head, I am probably missing something! Great way to come upon the six month mark and start the next six months. :rolleyes:

    http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com...ns-boy-scouts-transgender-20170727-story.html

    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-brief...k-and-sniveling-trump-is-not-as-strong-as-his

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  2. samcraig macrumors P6

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    Maybe that's why his weekly address was weakly


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  3. edk99 macrumors 6502a

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    At the end of the day still glad Hillary is not president.
     
  4. MadeTheSwitch thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    LOL, if that's all you got, his week was worse than I thought! There needs to be something more than "he's not Hilary". I don't think that will work in a reelection campaign. :D
     
  5. zin macrumors 6502

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    Meanwhile, outside of the echo chamber that prefers to indulge in the drama, U.S. economic growth accelerated in the second quarter.
     
  6. samcraig macrumors P6

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    Quite sad

    Much of which has little to do with a President who has been in office for 6 months. And the concern is - it's a big bubble that can burst any second... especially with a tweet...
     
  7. steve knight macrumors 68020

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    Now NK shot their load again time for trump to worry about birth control.
     
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    How did wages do?
     
  9. LordVic macrumors 601

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    amazing deflection.

    Hillary lost. Get over it.

    now deal with addressing the current administration and it's problems
     
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    The thing that those people still clinging to Trump need to keep in mind is this: His Administration has not seen an actual real-world crisis yet. No financial meltdown like occurred in 2008. No double-digit unemployment like Obama faced in his first year. Trump hasn't even had to deal with a major hurricane or environmental disaster like Deepwater Horizon.

    The crises Trump has seen are pretty much all self-inflicted. And I'm very sorry to say this, but he is setting himself up to fail. Bigly.

    The sort of people Trump has surrounded himself with don't have the first clue how to respond to most plausible crises. And what is worse, Trump's reckless Tweeting is, if anything, the sort of behavior that could actually prompt a diplomatic one.

    Even Vladimir Putin is bailing on Trump. Just this week, Russia announced it was restricting the number of US diplomats in Russia, and seizing a couple of US diplomatic compounds. This in response to US sanctions on Russia for their election meddling - a response Putin had held off on back in December, in the hope that Trump would be able to "reset" relations with Russia.

    Trump's support will inevitably wither away to just Sean Hannity, gibbering and drooling in the corner of his cell.
     
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    He could of course handle such a crisis well, but it doesn't look likely.
     
  12. MadeTheSwitch thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    And a few people here. :D For instance....

    That's right @zin just pretend all those things didn't happen. There is no chaos. The health bill went through. All conservatives love him. North Korea is afraid and disarmed. Congress isn't overriding him. The Boy Scouts didn't apologize. None of it happened Zin. It was all just a bad dream. :D
     
  13. zin macrumors 6502

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    You seem to care more about these things harming Donald Trump over actually discussing them. Congress hasn't overridden him (yet), we don't know if he will sign it. That in itself is not a good thing, in my view. The sanctions haven't worked and only serve to escalate the situation.

    North Korea has always been a menace. I don't expect Donald Trump to solve a problem in six months that has plagued the United States and others for decades. It will be an ongoing problem for him, just like previous administrations. I don't think he'll solve it.

    The healthcare bill not going through is pretty neutral. On the one hand it didn't get done. On the other hand, people will continue to struggle to keep up with triple-digit premium increases and the exchanges will continue to fail.
     
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    You really need to come out of denial. Congress took a proactive and preemptive action because they did not trust the president on this issue. Whether he signs it or not is truly irrelevant. That's the whole point.
     
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    The mental gymnastics is astonishing.
     
  16. zin macrumors 6502

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    Congress took a typically short-sighted decision.

    The sanctions are not effective. What they've accomplished so far is to irritate Russia and now dozens of American diplomats have been expelled. The situation has been unnecessarily escalated because of typical Republican ignorance and typical Democratic indifference to anything as long as it's anti-Trump.

    What do you say about Bernie Sanders voting against the bill? Is Bernie Sanders a Russian operative? :rolleyes:
     
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    Apparently, in the nine-minute span between Trump's first and second tweet about transgender soldiers there was some concern at the Pentagon that El Trumpo was going to attack Korea.

    He wrote: "After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow......"

    No one knew what he was about to announce. Not the Pentagon press office, nor the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

    I really don't know how the Trump administration will react to a Deepwater Horizon, or an attack like Benghazi, but I can bet that it will be a charlie foxtrot.
     
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    You left out that now the Drudge Report maybe starting to sour on the Orange one as well.
    http://money.cnn.com/2017/07/26/media/matt-drudge-donald-trump-coverage/index.html
     
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    Trump’s approval rating would probably go up a good 15 – 20% (from its current low) if he’d just stay the hell off twitter and stop battling over things the country really doesn’t care about and nor should somebody in his position.
     
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    He's pushing for a war and will likely get it. That will solve the current problem and likely create several new ones that will probably be worse.
     
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    Add replacing his chief of staff to the list. The New York Post cover was right on the money today.
     
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    We have the greatest administration, don't we folks.

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