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Is Trump clever or just lost?
McClatchy Newspapers, by Andrew Malcolm

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Posted By:SurferLad, 4/18/2017 6:53:10 AM

There seem to be a fair number of people these days loudly complaining that the unpredictable presidential candidate named Donald J. Trump has become the unpredictable president named Donald J. Trump. Imagine that. Less than three months into their standard-bearer’s presidency, Trump supporters openly fret that the man who made billions selling customers and investors everything from condos to casinos, from steaks to university degrees, is changing course on them. Just like a real pol. Of course, the 70-year-old real estate baron isn’t a real pol. Most pols have some kind of ideological tethering

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: StormCnter, 4/18/2017 7:11:05 AM     (No. 11225169)

Neither one. He´s simply learning on the job and dealing with things on an as-needed basis. Everyone should have expected this and it´s way too early to judge his success or failure.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Janjan, 4/18/2017 7:15:00 AM     (No. 11225173)

Love it when left and right coast media tell Trump supporters what they think. Trump has proposed nothing that would be considered liberal. The media start rumors than report on them like they are fact.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 4/18/2017 7:57:27 AM     (No. 11225208)

The dismantling and selling of America requires a ´Predictable´ and purchasable and slovenly President.

How can we complete the transformation with this goof-ball, Eagle-Scout, America Lover at the helm ?

Curses.....foiled again !!!

Vee must locate Moose and Skverel !

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Reply 4 - Posted by: kate318, 4/18/2017 8:09:20 AM     (No. 11225222)

Thank you, #3. I´m confused by these articles that tell me how I´m fretting that my president sold me a bill of goods. And yet, I haven´t seen any liberal executive orders or proposals. What am I missing?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: turninggrey, 4/18/2017 8:23:50 AM     (No. 11225245)

The problem for the left is that their Alinsky tactics are no longer secret. We read the book too. This leftist tactic of fabricating a narrative, then reporting it until it dies is getting really old, and makes even tepid Trump voters hotter and hotter (as in angry). As angry as it makes me, it makes me look forward to contributing to the campaign´s of the candidates where Democrats are vulnerable in 2018.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: kate318, 4/18/2017 8:24:50 AM     (No. 11225248)

Sorry, meant #2.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: agrunt, 4/18/2017 8:30:03 AM     (No. 11225261)

And he gets paid for asking stupid questions like this?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Rinktum, 4/18/2017 8:30:22 AM     (No. 11225263)

Thank you # 2. You hit the nail on the head with your last sentence! It is exactly their strategy. Truth does not matter, it is always all about the "narrative" and getting it out there in the public domain regardless of its veracity.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Quigley, 4/18/2017 8:39:23 AM     (No. 11225280)

Fake news, ie, Dim propaganda.

Neither. Trump has a mission. Which he is executing. Against efforts of many, many people, such as this propagandist that wrote this article.

Is this writer stupid or paid to write this fake news?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: nonsense, 4/18/2017 8:58:49 AM     (No. 11225300)

Clever, of course. Andrew M. the anti/never Trumper continues his mindless suppositions in his continual attempt to further muddy the swamp waters. Will the anti/never Trumpers ever face reality?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Lucky5, 4/18/2017 9:17:10 AM     (No. 11225321)

These headlines 24/7 are get very wearisome. A glance for me today of the headlines on Drudge and here are just so negative towards President Trump. As they are every single day. I realize now that the left and many of our own will not stop. It will be like this for the next four years. It seems best to stop reading them so often. I need to tamper down my "news" consumption.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 4/18/2017 11:18:57 AM     (No. 11225489)

The only Trump "supporters" that are questioning his actions are liberals in Conservative clothing (or bitter eRepublicans). They throw up a straw man of what Conservatives supposedly expect, something they don´t understand in the first place, and then try to show how Trump has let us down.

Well I don´t feel let down in the least. Trump has made excellent appointments. He nominated a stellar SCOTUS judge and forced the dems to go nuts in opposing him. He has issued many executive orders that unwind BO´s insanity. He has signed CRA laws that undo BO´s last minute regulations push. He has made very precise and strategic military strikes on evil people and set a new tone in the world. He has met with many foreign leaders and seems to have established a rapport with them. He continues to pound the dishonest media into the ground as they so richly deserve. He continues to push Congress for laws to accomplish his agenda. He has weathered the "Russians are Coming" meme and has helped turn it on its head so dems are now coming under fire and being exposed. He has shown well considered and measured presidential actions.

Expecting perfection from anyone is a fools game but so far, Trump has vastly exceeded my expectations. Every week I see something he does and think, "Great job!". I can´t wait to see what he has accomplished by the end of his first year in office.

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