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Sun Nov 18, 2018, 10:48 AM

Trump gives himself an A-plus on presidency: 'Can I go higher than that?'

Source: The Hill


BY AVERY ANAPOL - 11/18/18 09:42 AM EST

President Trump on Sunday gave himself an ďA-plusĒ on his presidency, but questioned whether he could get an even higher rating.

ďLook, I hate to do it, but I will do it, I would give myself an A-plus,Ē he told Fox Newsís Chris Wallace. ďIs that enough? Can I go higher than that?Ē

Trump has repeatedly given himself high marks on his presidency. In April, he also gave himself an A-plus, and last year, rated himself a ď10Ē on his handling of the 2017 hurricanes in Puerto Rico.

Trumpís interview with Wallace aired Sunday, the day after Trump visited California amid several major wildfires and after a deadly shooting at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks.



Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/417308-trump-gives-himself-an-a-plus-on-presidency-can-i-go-higher-than-that



Trump says he doesn't want to hear audio of Khashoggi killing 'because it's a suffering tape'

BY BRETT SAMUELS - 11/18/18 09:40 AM EST

President Trump said Sunday he doesn't want to listen to an audio recording that purportedly depicts the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi because it's "a suffering tape."

"We have the tape. I donít want to hear the tape. No reason for me to hear the tape," Trump said in an interview with "Fox News Sunday."

Asked why, Trump said "because itís a suffering tape."

"Itís a terrible tape," he added. "Iíve been fully briefed on it. Thereís no reason for me to hear it."

The president said he knows everything about the tape because of briefings, and described it as "very violent, very vicious and terrible."

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Reply Trump gives himself an A-plus on presidency: 'Can I go higher than that?' (Original post)
DonViejo Nov 2018 OP
NRaleighLiberal Nov 2018 #1
Cartoonist Nov 2018 #2
sandensea Nov 2018 #33
hostalover Nov 2018 #43
sandensea Nov 2018 #45
agingdem Nov 2018 #3
Scarsdale Nov 2018 #26
no_hypocrisy Nov 2018 #4
marylandblue Nov 2018 #8
WePurrsevere Nov 2018 #20
Aristus Nov 2018 #11
NYC Liberal Nov 2018 #13
Aristus Nov 2018 #17
LakeSuperiorView Nov 2018 #5
tanyev Nov 2018 #6
SWBTATTReg Nov 2018 #7
Laura PourMeADrink Nov 2018 #9
FakeNoose Nov 2018 #23
Laura PourMeADrink Nov 2018 #36
FakeNoose Nov 2018 #37
Racerdog1 Nov 2018 #10
BlueStater Nov 2018 #12
dalton99a Nov 2018 #14
llmart Nov 2018 #25
Scarsdale Nov 2018 #29
TexasBushwhacker Nov 2018 #40
BlueStater Nov 2018 #42
Danascot Nov 2018 #15
sinkingfeeling Nov 2018 #16
denvine Nov 2018 #18
The Liberal Lion Nov 2018 #19
LineLineReply .
dalton99a Nov 2018 #22
edbermac Nov 2018 #21
Julian Englis Nov 2018 #24
dawg day Nov 2018 #27
BobTheSubgenius Nov 2018 #28
Doodley Nov 2018 #30
LakeSuperiorView Nov 2018 #31
jcgoldie Nov 2018 #32
Jedi Guy Nov 2018 #39
Firestorm49 Nov 2018 #34
Firestorm49 Nov 2018 #35
irisblue Nov 2018 #38
czarjak Nov 2018 #41
Nitram Nov 2018 #44

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 10:52 AM

1. we've had corrupt presidents - have we had stupid presidents? Certainly not a two-fer!

Tops in corruption, tops in a toxic blend of ignorance and stupidity....

I would give trump an A+++++ on ensuring that he will go down in history as absolutely the worst president of all time, worst that is even remotely possible. He gets his A+ on performance only in Seinfeld's Bizarro world!

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 10:57 AM

2. Seinfeld doesn't credit

Bizarro World originated in Superman comics.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 01:31 PM

33. There was Dubya

Who, besides being as useless as tits on a boar, started the Iraq War as basically a business venture for his family, friends, and hangers-on.

But Cheeto's nipping at his heels on the worst president department, no doubt about that.

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Response to sandensea (Reply #33)

Mon Nov 19, 2018, 12:47 AM

43. I was slightly horrified last night on Brian Williams' show. He had some expert

on (don't remember his name) to talk about how presidents can grow in the job and become more empathetic, feel the sorrow of the country, etc. Trump, of course, is incapable of this, but the guest used George W and his response to 9-11 to show how one becomes the president. He actually said, "This is the moment when Bush became our president." In particular he meant the moment when Bush was standing on the rubble with a bullhorn. Blah, blah. I've probably explained this poorly, but I hope you get the idea. Turned me off big time!

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Response to hostalover (Reply #43)

Mon Nov 19, 2018, 11:00 AM

45. I hear you. That 911/Bush-as-the-redeemer fairy tale is practically a media regulation.

To this day that subject, as you know, cannot be touched in any way that doesn't practically deify Bush.

In much the same way the Reichstag fire was used to deify another despot from the past - until Germany learned that he and his toadies had set it to begin with. As anyone minimally observant could have told them.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 10:57 AM

3. Oh yes, Donald..

I agree with you ...A+ for the number of lies in a single sentence...A+ for spewing Nazi inspired bile..A+ for turning our allies against us...A+ for being the most blatantly corrupt White House occupant ever...

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Response to agingdem (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 12:41 PM

26. If the "A" means

ASSHOLE, then YES. He definitely deserves it. He gets uglier with each day that passes. Disgrace to the office of president. The WH must be carefully fumigated once this vile clan gets the HELL out, preferably to prison.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 10:59 AM

4. Since Trump was a child, his family belonged to Norman Vincent Peale's church,

(Marble Collegiate). NVP preached the "power of positive thinking". Trump attended services for nearly 50 years.

It appears to me that he overshot the message and embraced a religion of superiority and Dunning Kruger Effect.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 11:19 AM

8. Peale is an antidepressant for people with low self-esteem

But for narcissists, it's cocaine.

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Response to marylandblue (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 12:06 PM

20. Well said! nt

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 11:25 AM

11. Who was the politician who said:

"I find the Apostle Paul appealing and the Apostle Peale appalling"?

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Response to Aristus (Reply #11)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 11:31 AM

13. Adlai Stevenson. Who also gave us...

"If the Republicans will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them."

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Response to NYC Liberal (Reply #13)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 11:50 AM

17. Yeah, it sounded like him.

Thanks!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 11:07 AM

5. I don't think one needs any more proof than this for the 25th ammedment to be invoked.

 

Can you say Dunning Kruger?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 11:11 AM

6. Doubleplusgood.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 11:14 AM

7. pathetic isn't he? nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 11:20 AM

9. Watching tape of Fox interview. Two realizations

1. He is 100% closed to any thoughts other than his own. He will not accept or be swayed by facts, criticism, or persuasion in any way shape or form. Crystal clear now that he must be impossible to deal with.

2. I have often thought that Trump's sham press conferences by the helicopters were designed to help him say whatever he wanted to say because we, the public, can not hear the question. Today, when talking about Acosta...he said he could minimize him by not turning the camera on him, cutting out his airtime. Now I am convinced that his helicopter conferences are designed. Why the press doesn't set up a mic is a total mystery to me.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #9)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 12:16 PM

23. That plus one other thing

Cheeto thinks that by constantly spouting bullshit lies, he can make us forget the truth and believe his lies. That will NEVER HAPPEN but he can't conceive of this.

He'll never stop the bullshit lies, even though he KNOWS they are lies.



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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #23)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 01:51 PM

36. Very good. But it's a truly odd pathology. I call in sick. I know that's a pure and simple

Lie. I may feel guilt. He is a different animal completely. He is completely driven
By delusion and self. Itís like he doesnít even know what a lie is. He deludes himself into thinking what he says is true and nothing else is.

I like how you are keeping up with it....but he seems to be playing the media like a violin and they havenít yet been able to keep up or to counteract.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #36)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 02:12 PM

37. I agree - he has no conscience or sense of guilt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 11:23 AM

10. If A stands for asshole

 

Then yes.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 11:27 AM

12. Because sane people talk like this.

Seriously, if we can't impeach THIS guy, then why does the process of impeachment even exist? It should be removed from the Constitution because it's completely worthless if it can't even be used to get rid of someone as phenomenally awful as this.

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Response to BlueStater (Reply #12)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 11:35 AM

14. +1

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Response to BlueStater (Reply #12)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 12:27 PM

25. +2

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Response to llmart (Reply #25)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 12:45 PM

29. Could we get either Kellyanne

or Sarah Sanders to give him a blowjob, THEN impeach him? We can bring up all the other crimes at the hearing.

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Response to BlueStater (Reply #12)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 05:20 PM

40. We cannot impeach for 2 reasons

1. We would not be able to get 67 Senators to agree to convict.

2. Impeaching Trump would put Pence in the White House, and I'm not sure that is better.

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #40)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 09:54 PM

42. He's should be impeached because it's warranted.

He's an unqualified lunatic who has absolutely no business being president. People like him are exactly why impeachment was put in the Constitution in the first place.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 11:44 AM

15. Sure

If A is for Asshole

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 11:46 AM

16. Can you image this idiot in the war room during a serious international crisis like the

Obama administration during raid to get Osama bin Laden?

He'd be under the table.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 11:53 AM

18. He's back!

After one day of saying nice things about Democrats he's back to his narcissistic, bombastic, offensive, insensitive, lying ways. A+, my god he lives in an alternate universe.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 11:57 AM

19. The level of humility this man displays is just amazing



(folks, I'm here all week)

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Response to The Liberal Lion (Reply #19)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 12:15 PM

22. .

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 12:13 PM

21. I'd give him a Z-minus.

Can I go any lower than that?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 12:19 PM

24. He has gone higher: High Crimes and Misdemeanors

I imagine there are some who look forward to your being hoisted even higher should you ever be tried & found guilty for your crimes and betrayal of our United States.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 12:44 PM

27. i will never understand why so many Americans--

listen to these bragging and arrogant pronouncements and still approve of him. 44%! Do they really like it when he talks only about himself, and as if he's some kind of god?

I am trying to imagine someone like Michael Jordan (who really was A+) saying something like that. He wouldn't, because the real route to greatness goes through self-awareness.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 12:45 PM

28. Why would anyone even ask that question?

A fortune teller at a county fair could predict the answer.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 12:58 PM

30. I would think a score of 10 is about right

out of 100. That includes 5 points for not launching any nuclear missiles and 5 for keeping his hair dry.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 01:04 PM

31. Makes me wish for a system where the President is choosen from qualified people randomly,

 

where the number one qualification is not wanting to be President.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 01:19 PM

32. Pretty much says it all

If you ask anyone in the world to rate their own performance on just about anything and they give themselves an "A-plus"... pretty sure its highly likely they are a narcissistic douchebag.

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Response to jcgoldie (Reply #32)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 04:21 PM

39. Not necessarily.

My job involves having a set amount of work completed by a certain date. I've never, ever missed a deadline, even if it meant working (unpaid) overtime. That being the case, I'd rate myself A+ on making my deadlines. I don't think that would make me a narcissistic douchebag.

In Trump's case, though, he's definitely a narcissist and a douchebag. His time in office has been objectively awful by any metric.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 01:35 PM

34. An A+ in bullshit?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 01:42 PM

35. Ego, ego, ego, ego, ego, ego, ego, ego, ego, ego, ego, ego, ego, ego, ego, ego, ego, ego, ego, ego

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 02:40 PM

38. What.An.Idiot

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 08:45 PM

41. "I hate to do it but I will do it"...

Liar, you donít hate to do it.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2018, 10:26 AM

44. "Don't worry, if there was something higher than 'A', I'd give it to myself."

"As for Kashoggi, Total Loser. Just another Enemy of the People spreading Fake News. I like the Saudis and I know they don't do stuff like that. Now I gotta get back to the Quarter-Pounder I was eating before you interupted me."

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