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#301888 - 06/26/17 06:54 PM Re: Trump and Russia [Re: pdx rick]
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there may be another possibility .... he is so clueless someone like Stone could have said something vaguely resembling help and Mr Trump completely misunderstood what was said ... I mean beside being a narcissist he strikes me as not very bright in the sense he is slow on the uptake ... it seems like he misinterprets a lot .... probably a result of his narcissism

someone mentioned he has a size problem which seems to meld into what you may be saying ... all I can say is

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#301890 - 06/26/17 08:21 PM Re: Trump and Russia [Re: pdx rick]
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Yes, he's a narcissist, he's been one for decades. Probably was one in elementary school.

But there's something else going on. If you look at his old interviews and such, he was much more articulate, had a normal vocabulary, understood the questions, etc. Inventing new words like "bigly" is a sign that your brain is so damaged that you can't think of any word to express the concept of "large", That's pretty far gone. It's not going to get better. There are several degenerative disorders of the brain, and they are all progressive.

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#301904 - 06/27/17 01:11 PM Re: Trump and Russia [Re: pondering_it_all]
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I agree that Trump shows increasing signs of mental decay. So do many neuro- professionals:
EXPERTS: TRUMP’S SPEAKING STYLE “RAISES QUESTIONS ABOUT HIS BRAIN HEALTH" - Vanity Fair. Given that, I think it is important to have an open, honest discussion about mental health - especially as it can have such a direct affect on all of us.

The larger political/existential problem is the lengths to which Trump's circle, the GOP, and the right wing press are willing to provide cover for him. The latest is the ridiculous FOX-promoted meme/talking point that Colluding with Russia isn't a 'crime'. Good God! It's a semantic s***-sandwich equivalent to excusing Al Capone because he was "generous". "It's technically not treason if we're not 'at war'" or "it's not sex of there's a condom in use".
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#301908 - 06/27/17 05:14 PM Re: Trump and Russia [Re: NW Ponderer]
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Originally Posted By: NW Ponderer
...Trump is a very simple machine that is extremely easy to manipulate...

As are his sycophants. Perfect matches. Hmm
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#301909 - 06/27/17 05:15 PM Re: Trump and Russia [Re: pondering_it_all]
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Originally Posted By: pondering_it_all
Yes, he's a narcissist, he's been one for decades. Probably was one in elementary school.

Fred, the dad, couldn't stand Donald and sent him away to military school to keep him away from the family.
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#301910 - 06/27/17 05:16 PM Re: Trump and Russia [Re: pondering_it_all]
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Originally Posted By: pondering_it_all
If you look at his old interviews and such, he was much more articulate, had a normal vocabulary, understood the questions, etc. Inventing new words like "bigly" is a sign that your brain is so damaged that you can't think of any word to express the concept of "large", That's pretty far gone. It's not going to get better. There are several degenerative disorders of the brain, and they are all progressive.

...and A LOT of indicators of cocaine use. crazy
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#301976 - 07/01/17 04:17 PM Re: Trump and Russia [Re: pdx rick]
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I think Trump's plan with his Putin tête–à–tête next week is to get pointers from a fellow autocrat. Trump is a rank amateur, but Putin is an old pro.
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#301997 - 07/02/17 07:15 PM Re: Trump and Russia [Re: pdx rick]
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Trump has turned the presidency into a reality show. This week, Putin will meet Trump "for the very first time." (wink, wink)

Is it possible that Putin will play along with Trump turning the presidency into a reality show, by giving the Real Housewife of Pennsylvania Avenue a rose?
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#302007 - 07/03/17 12:49 PM Re: Trump and Russia [Re: pdx rick]
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he he he

is Real Housewives high production?

Already a report of my first untyped prediction ... he won't bring up Russian involvement in campaign, which goes to a "high production" meeting

Crimea - nothing
Ukraine - nothing
Syria - nothing

Mr Trump will lay claims to a "highly productive" meeting and closer ties to and better relations with Russia leading to more better results to MAGA.

Now I could have packed more adjectives and adverbs in that to make it more appealing to Mr Trump base of support who will proclaim on Fox & Friends Mr Trump has brought peace to the world and cured cancer.

People used to talk about the fake moon landing but now .... well use your words

You get the picture ... I am embarrassed to be an American who had 13 ancestors who fought in the RW so we would have an opportunity to get Mr Trump as president
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#302008 - 07/03/17 03:20 PM Re: Trump and Russia [Re: pdx rick]
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Goes to prove, once again, "anyone" can become president...

(that use to be an aspiration)
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