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Re: President Trump Watch.

#15501  Postby DoctorE » Jan 13, 2019 5:54 pm

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Re: President Trump Watch.

#15502  Postby CdesignProponentsist » Jan 13, 2019 7:39 pm

I wonder how good he is at making a plea deal.
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Re: President Trump Watch.

#15503  Postby Skinny Puppy » Jan 13, 2019 7:49 pm

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For anyone who doesn’t know the history of this image.

(15 Sep 2017) President Donald Trump is taking up an offer from an 11-year-old in Virginia to help cut the White House grass. "Frank from Falls Church, Va.," helped the grounds crew cut the Rose Garden grass on Friday. The boy, who Sanders said last month had just turned 11, wrote to Trump that he admires the president's business background and has started his own neighborhood lawn care business. According to the letter Sanders read to reporters, Frank wrote that it would be his "honor to mow the White House lawn." Frank also enclosed a menu of his services, which include weed-whacking. Sanders says the White House has let Frank know that Trump thinks he's doing a good job.



He also wrote to President Obama.
Frank had previously written to President Barack Obama, Giaccio added, but only got a form letter in response.


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Re: President Trump Watch.

#15504  Postby Agi Hammerthief » Jan 13, 2019 8:28 pm

so... did he pay him?
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Re: President Trump Watch.

#15505  Postby OlivierK » Jan 13, 2019 9:11 pm

Yeah, that was one thing that Trump did that was Presidential, in a ceremonial sense. Kudos to the staffer who read that letter and decided to pitch it to Trump as a PR exercise. Rare competence, in this administration. It doesn't really matter if he paid him, but it would have been nice if he did, out of his own pocket.
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Re: President Trump Watch.

#15506  Postby Skinny Puppy » Jan 13, 2019 9:26 pm

OlivierK wrote:Yeah, that was one thing that Trump did that was Presidential, in a ceremonial sense. Kudos to the staffer who read that letter and decided to pitch it to Trump as a PR exercise. Rare competence, in this administration. It doesn't really matter if he paid him, but it would have been nice if he did, out of his own pocket.


Frank Giaccio told CNN's "New Day" he even waived his usual $8 fee ..


Edit to add:

The staffer was Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

Here's the video
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Re: President Trump Watch.

#15507  Postby Tero » Jan 13, 2019 10:10 pm

I'm looking forward to 2021 when I am leaving Twitter at the latest. Meanwhile
https://twitter.com/P_Lepinkainen/statu ... 9073193984
humor http://karireport.blogspot.com/
serious http://esapolitics.blogspot.com/

How American politics goes
1 Republicans cut tax, let everything run down to barely working...8 years
2 Democrats fix public spending to normal...8 years
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Re: President Trump Watch.

#15508  Postby chango369 » Jan 13, 2019 10:19 pm

I'm looking forward to Michael Cohen's public testimony before congress on February 7th. :)
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Re: President Trump Watch.

#15509  Postby OlivierK » Jan 13, 2019 11:09 pm

Skinny Puppy wrote:
OlivierK wrote:Yeah, that was one thing that Trump did that was Presidential, in a ceremonial sense. Kudos to the staffer who read that letter and decided to pitch it to Trump as a PR exercise. Rare competence, in this administration. It doesn't really matter if he paid him, but it would have been nice if he did, out of his own pocket.


Frank Giaccio told CNN's "New Day" he even waived his usual $8 fee ..


Edit to add:

The staffer was Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

Well, Sanders announced it, because that's her job. I'm sure she doesn't go through the mailbags herself. It's disappointing that Trump didn't just pull out a $10 note and hand it to the kid. That's the sort of thing the kid would treasure for life. It certainly would have been smart for Trump, who has a reputation as a grifter and plenty of form as a non-payer of contractors, to publicly pay the kid and give him a tip, rather than accept the offer of mowing for free. But giving the kid a chance to get on the news as a hard worker was still nice.

Good luck to Frank, though - he took some initiative, and got himself an experience that he'll never forget, and which may open some doors for him later in life.
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Re: President Trump Watch.

#15510  Postby Animavore » Jan 13, 2019 11:31 pm

The origin of the picture has little to do with the point of the joke.
It's a dig to the government shut down. Not a dig at this photo op.
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Re: President Trump Watch.

#15511  Postby Skinny Puppy » Jan 13, 2019 11:39 pm

OlivierK wrote:
Skinny Puppy wrote:
OlivierK wrote:Yeah, that was one thing that Trump did that was Presidential, in a ceremonial sense. Kudos to the staffer who read that letter and decided to pitch it to Trump as a PR exercise. Rare competence, in this administration. It doesn't really matter if he paid him, but it would have been nice if he did, out of his own pocket.


Frank Giaccio told CNN's "New Day" he even waived his usual $8 fee ..


Edit to add:

The staffer was Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

Well, Sanders announced it, because that's her job. I'm sure she doesn't go through the mailbags herself. It's disappointing that Trump didn't just pull out a $10 note and hand it to the kid. That's the sort of thing the kid would treasure for life. It certainly would have been smart for Trump, who has a reputation as a grifter and plenty of form as a non-payer of contractors, to publicly pay the kid and give him a tip, rather than accept the offer of mowing for free. But giving the kid a chance to get on the news as a hard worker was still nice.

Good luck to Frank, though - he took some initiative, and got himself an experience that he'll never forget, and which may open some doors for him later in life.


It didn’t end with doing the grass. Afterwards President Trump invited Frank and his dad into the White House and they had their picture taken with Trump in the Oval Office. In addition, Frank also got to meet the VP and he also stood behind the podium in the press briefing room. I'm pretty sure that Frank will treasure that experience for life.

https://twitter.com/scavino45/status/908723427955167232

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4888862/Trump-praises-boy-volunteered-cut-White-House-lawn.html
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Re: President Trump Watch.

#15512  Postby Skinny Puppy » Jan 13, 2019 11:40 pm

Animavore wrote:The origin of the picture has little to do with the point of the joke.
It's a dig to the government shut down. Not a dig at this photo op.


As Maj. Heinrich Strasser said to Capt. Louis Renault in Casablanca:

I expected no less…
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Re: President Trump Watch.

#15513  Postby CdesignProponentsist » Jan 14, 2019 2:14 am

I think we should make February 7th a national holiday. So we can all sit at home intently watching the TV. Call it Cohen's day.

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Re: President Trump Watch.

#15514  Postby NuclMan » Jan 14, 2019 2:14 am

Skinny Puppy wrote:
Animavore wrote:The origin of the picture has little to do with the point of the joke.
It's a dig to the government shut down. Not a dig at this photo op.


As Maj. Heinrich Strasser said to Capt. Louis Renault in Casablanca:

I expected no less…


You expected a rational assessment of that joke? Maybe there's hope for you yet!
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Re: President Trump Watch.

#15515  Postby The_Piper » Jan 14, 2019 3:09 am

CdesignProponentsist wrote:I think we should make February 7th a national holiday. So we can all sit at home intently watching the TV. Call it Cohen's day.

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The presiodenjt's long time fixer and lawyer, they often title him as. What the hell is a fixer? So he was Trump's leg breaker as well as his attorney. Or maybe he set broken bones and put them in casts. Maybe he recorded Trump discussing a payment to a porn star that he porked while his wife nanny was at home with their newborn son.
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Re: President Trump Watch.

#15516  Postby CdesignProponentsist » Jan 14, 2019 4:58 am

Yes. A truly shitty human being. Cohen knows where all the bodies are buried and is seeking redemption. :thumbup:
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Re: President Trump Watch.

#15517  Postby DoctorE » Jan 14, 2019 9:04 am

Uhhaaa
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Re: President Trump Watch.

#15518  Postby Animavore » Jan 14, 2019 9:09 am

Skinny Puppy wrote:
Animavore wrote:The origin of the picture has little to do with the point of the joke.
It's a dig to the government shut down. Not a dig at this photo op.


As Maj. Heinrich Strasser said to Capt. Louis Renault in Casablanca:

I expected no less…


You're more outraged by a joke at the expense of the petulant guy shutting down the government because they won't give him his medieval vanity project than the plight of the thousands of people affected by it. And think that we should give Trump a break because of this nice thing he did for this one white kid while thousands of orphaned brown children suffer due to his cruel policies.

Not much to be said on that one.
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Re: President Trump Watch.

#15519  Postby The_Piper » Jan 14, 2019 12:25 pm

Animavore wrote:
Skinny Puppy wrote:
Animavore wrote:The origin of the picture has little to do with the point of the joke.
It's a dig to the government shut down. Not a dig at this photo op.


As Maj. Heinrich Strasser said to Capt. Louis Renault in Casablanca:

I expected no less…


You're more outraged by a joke at the expense of the petulant guy shutting down the government because they won't give him his medieval vanity project than the plight of the thousands of people affected by it. And think that we should give Trump a break because of this nice thing he did for this one white kid while thousands of orphaned brown children suffer due to his cruel policies.

Not much to be said on that one.

But Obama :waah:
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Re: President Trump Watch.

#15520  Postby Willie71 » Jan 14, 2019 3:34 pm

The_Piper wrote:
Animavore wrote:
Skinny Puppy wrote:
Animavore wrote:The origin of the picture has little to do with the point of the joke.
It's a dig to the government shut down. Not a dig at this photo op.


As Maj. Heinrich Strasser said to Capt. Louis Renault in Casablanca:

I expected no less…


You're more outraged by a joke at the expense of the petulant guy shutting down the government because they won't give him his medieval vanity project than the plight of the thousands of people affected by it. And think that we should give Trump a break because of this nice thing he did for this one white kid while thousands of orphaned brown children suffer due to his cruel policies.

Not much to be said on that one.

But Obama :waah:


No longer relevant. Conservatives love Obama and Clinton because Trump is just continuing what they did to ruin America and sell it out. Wait a minute.........
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