WP: The unbearable stench of Trump’s B.S.

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  1. samcraig macrumors P6

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    "This has been Trump’s mode all his life. He boasts — and boasts and boasts — about his business, his buildings, his books, his wives. Much of it is a concoction of hyperbole and falsehoods. And when he’s found out, he’s like that guy we have all met at a bar who makes wild claims but when confronted with the truth, quickly responds, “I knew that!”"

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opin...ory.html?postshare=6801470353887483&tid=ss_fb
     
  2. pdqgp macrumors 68020

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    I would argue the other candidate is a far better BS Artist than Trump. Obamafail is a solid and polished BS'er too. Trump really needs to make his money like her and her cheating husband have by garnering donations and hiding them as they do. He also needs to work on his smoooove delivery like the big O does.
     
  3. samcraig thread starter macrumors P6

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    Same old rhetoric. Your fingers must be able to type those sentences very fast by now. Are you wearing down your keyboard? ;) Of course you would argue the opposite. You realize that you don't have to bring in how others are in BS artistry as an argument. That doesn't negate the fact that Trump is a huge BS artist.

    If everyone is speeding and one person gets pulled over (say you) - you can't say well everyone else was speeding, why didn't you pull them over. You got caught. You're on the hook. In other words - this opinion piece is about Trump. Not Hillary. Or Obama.

    Also, your name calling is incredibly immature.
     
  4. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    I would argue that the OP's source is a Op-Ed piece, therefore just another personal opinion in an election full of personal opinions.
     
  5. zioxide macrumors 603

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    Trump's just your average scumbag used car salesman. The only difference is he's lucky sperm and inherited a real estate empire.

    Other than that, just another smooth talking, no morals, screw you as soon as he can to make an extra buck, snake oil salesman.
     
  6. APlotdevice macrumors 68040

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    I would agree that Hillary is a better BS artist, in the sense that she's not an egotistical fool who throws a temper tantrum every time someone questions her BS.
     
  7. pdqgp macrumors 68020

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    again, she's got more practice under her belt. she's been this way for her whole career.
     
  8. FieldingMellish Suspended

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    Yes. A LOT more practice.

    Article:
    America, you cannot say you were not warned.

    If eight years of a Clinton presidency were not enough to teach you about the slow-rolling train wreck soap opera of dazzling indifference, monumental selfishness, convoluted lies and shameless coverups, then just maybe you deserve to live with yet another monstrous mistake.

    http://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jun/28/hillary-clintons-history-of-lying-is-a-warning-to-/
     
  9. thermodynamic Suspended

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    So he's an American? People were bitching on 1970s TV sitcoms about how slimy people are. Even "The Brady Bunch" had, when Greg bought the car, and that show was as saccharine and Pollyanna as shows got back then, most were like "All in the Family" (supporting evil socialism).
     
  10. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    Oh look ... another Op-Ed piece. I'll just file that away in the worthless pile.
     
  11. FieldingMellish Suspended

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    Include this one in your filing.


    Article:

    "Hillary Clinton is getting hammered for saying on “Fox News Sunday” that FBI Director James Comey confirmed her statements on her email scandal were “truthful” – with one prominent fact-checker giving the claim four “Pinocchios.”"

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/201...ecked-on-truthful-claim-in-email-scandal.html
     
  12. Snoopy4 macrumors 6502a

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    It's only rhetoric if it isn't true or if it's just said to stir the pot. Clinton and Obama are both BS artists.
     
  13. samiwas macrumors 65816

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    Seriously...that crap is usually relegated to Yahoo! comments sections frequented by teenagers and lonely post-college losers. But, supposedly successful businessmen? Really sad.
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    And Trump hasn't? Just because his career hasn't been in politics doesn't mean he hasn't BS'd his way through it. Endless stories out there of him bullying suppliers/contractors out of tens of thousands of dollars.
     
  14. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    You people and your inability to follow links. Fox did not give her four Pinocchios. I'd frankly be surprised if Fox News did fact checking. Fox just reprinted findings from the Washington Post (commonly referred to as a left-leaning publication by you righties). The original article can be found by clicking the link in the Fox News article.

    Or you can click on it here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...irector-said-her-email-answers-were-truthful/
     
  15. pdqgp macrumors 68020

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    the only way someone is going to bully a contractor or supplier is if the agreements made are weak. I'm sorry but the endless stories of victims in his business dealings are filled with people who are PO'd about a risk they willingly entered into no different than any business.
     
  16. samiwas macrumors 65816

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    What risk is that? If you provide a service and then the person refuses to pay you, what...are you just going to walk away and say "Thems the breaks in business!" If someone doesn't pay you, do you just shrug your shoulders?

    And so what if an agreement is "weak"? Does that give the more powerful party some right to bully the lesser party out of what they are owed? Most of the people in my line of business operate without formal agreements. Does that mean we should just accept if someone doesn't pay us?
     
  17. pdqgp macrumors 68020

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    credit risks are a part of doing business. I have 14,000 doctors buying from us and each one is a potential credit risk. some do try and bully us most don't. write offs are part of a business plan as not everyone will pay for a number of reasons. legal fees factor in where needed too.

    it's not about giving the more powerful company anything.....it's about writing solid business agreements that limit risks. if you go into business thinking you're not going to encounter bullies or deadbeats and lack a plan to mitigate risks or survive such a situation then look in the mirror every day and be good with that.

    here too and like us I'm sure you have a process on how to manage your receivables.
     
  18. FieldingMellish Suspended

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    Whopper Hillary chinks in the armor:


    Clinton admits she may have 'short circuited' answers on email controversy

    Washington (CNN)
    Hillary Clinton attempted to clarify Friday recent misleading statements about her use of a private email server at the State Department, saying she "may have short-circuited" her answers about it.

    At a gathering of black and Hispanic journalists in Washington, D.C., Clinton -- who has come under fire for not often taking media questions -- was asked about her recent assertion that FBI Director James Comey had said she was "truthful" to the public in discussing the issue, a claim that a number of media outlets, including CNN, have debunked.

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/05/politics/hillary-clinton-attacks-donald-trump-journalism/index.html
     
  19. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Big business should pay small business on time. That is a very important way of helping the poor.
     
  20. samcraig thread starter macrumors P6

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    Hardly.
     
  21. zioxide macrumors 603

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    Meh, a scratch in metal armor is just a scratch. That **** will buff out.


    Better than Trump who's "armor" is about as strong as covering yourself in mayonnaise.
     
  22. FieldingMellish Suspended

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    Your kidding me, right?

    Mentioned on the Clinton News Network?

    as Trump would say, Yuuuuugge!!
     
  23. samcraig thread starter macrumors P6

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    Hyperbole. It's hardly a "whopper."
     
  24. zioxide macrumors 603

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    The only whopping right now is the one Hillary is putting on tiny hands Donny in the polls.
     
  25. samiwas macrumors 65816

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    That doesn't mean you can't be pissed off about someone not paying you, or that you're wrong for being pissed off. And if that person does it repeatedly to people he does business with, it speaks largely to his character, and not in a good way.

    Oftentimes, it's more expensive to pursue it or can jeopardize future prospects.
     

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