‘I think my strongest asset, maybe by far, is my temperament’

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“I think my strongest asset, maybe by far, is my temperament,” Donald Trump told American voters during the debate four days ago.

This is how Trump’s “strongest asset” manifested itself this morning.

Again, this is Day Four, and the man whom many believe should be elected president of the United States, with all the awesome powers and responsibilities inherent in that high office, has decided to go thermonuclear in his war with a Venezuelan beauty queen. It makes his previous war with Khizr Khan look like a paltry border dispute. And when he said earlier that if Iranian sailors made “improper gestures” toward American vessels while he was president, he would “shoot them out of the water,” this pretty much confirms that yes, that is exactly what he would do.

Is this kind of response smart or even rational politics? Hell no. “Smart” would have been not saying another word about Alicia Machado after Monday night’s debate. But he is incapable of smart.

Is he following the advice of the “very best people” whom he promised to gather around him? Hell no again. He doesn’t want advisers, he wants flatterers. After seeing this, Kellyanne Conway must have ordered a bottle of bourbon from room service for her breakfast.

But this is Donald Trump, doing whatever it takes to make himself feel whole again regardless of the consequences. (The tweets above are just two in a series of angry tweets that began at 3:20 a.m.; apparently he awakens in the morning just brimming with so much bile and viciousness that he can’t contain it.) This is the real Trump, unhinged and self-destructive. And if we put him in the Oval Office, he will be unhinged and self-destructive on behalf of the entire country, and nobody will be able to claim that we couldn’t have seen it coming.

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MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings

Quick drive by.  Consider this.


Hillary Clinton's poll numbers have increased significantly both after the Democratic National Convention and after her first debate with Donald Trump.


Could the reason for that be that, when Hillary is given the chance to speak for herself in full to an audience, Americans are impressed and supportive of her for president? However, between these two major speaking events, surrogates of Donald Trump have spoken ABOUT her, just as rightwing ideologues have attempted to to do in discrediting her for decades.  What these people say about Hillary is not the real Hillary but a manufactured caricature/stereotype of her which has been meant to destroy her political power. 


Please listen to what this mature woman has to say for herself when she is speaking in full context.  She is a substantive person who cares about this nation and its people more than she cares about herself. Most reasonable people, upon studying Hillary in depth, would be proud to call Madam President.

BG 1
BG 1

"She is a substantive person who cares about this nation and its people more than she cares about herself."

Are your delusional?


PaulinNH
PaulinNH

You prefer to convict in a court of public opinion. 

LOL - I'm glad we never see any RWers doing that.  #driveby

gotalife
gotalife

rudy is a noun a verb and a nut job.

gotalife
gotalife

Chances of winning... Presidency

72.2% Hillary


26.1% trump.


Place your bets


gotalife
gotalife

If you do not believe in democracy and freedom why live in America?


Leave.

gotalife
gotalife

trump is a disaster for democracy and freedom.


The anti American.

FIGMO2
FIGMO2

@KUTGF 

What EXACTLY did Rudy say about the Latino workers in the Waldorf-Astoria kitchen? They DO exist and have union representation to boot.

Not sure where things stand since the Chinese bought it.

Anyhoo...

without an EXACT quote, I'm left with hearsay which may have been subjective as opposed to objective.

BuckeyeGa
BuckeyeGa

@FIGMO2 @KUTGF At CFA’s 40 Under 40 Awards last Thursday night, keynote speaker Rudolph Giuliani veered sharply off course from the leadership message he agreed to deliver and presented unscripted personal opinions which were independent of CFA’s political position or core values,” Bob Trojan, the group’s CEO, wrote in an email sent to attendees and forwarded to the Observer.

KUTGF
KUTGF

@FIGMO2 @KUTGF Yes sweetie.....you are left to be an foolish whiner when the group that sponsor apologized and when people heard the comment..... 

Schirntaidiot

FIGMO2
FIGMO2

@KUTGF @FIGMO2

And the EXACT comment WAS? How are we to know the comment was offensive without an objective look-see.

Though conservative, I'm a big fan of Latino workers. Grew up with 'em. Worked alongside them.

I'll be needing that first-hand witness to deliver his/her hearsay HERE. Without that individual, his/her hearsay is inadmissible.

@BuckeyeGa 

I want to know EXACTLY what he said. Not how Trojan felt about what he said.

I'm a stickler for those kinda details before passing judgment.  

BuckeyeGa
BuckeyeGa

@FIGMO2 @KUTGF @BuckeyeGa I didn't see anything that documented the words BUT it had to be bad.  A group won't apologize for an invited and paid guest unless they're concerned about the words of the speech.

FIGMO2
FIGMO2

@BuckeyeGa @FIGMO2 @KUTGF

Or concerned about those who perceived his words as offensive.

I'll wait to see if anything more conclusive shows up.

KUTGF
KUTGF

@FIGMO2 @KUTGF @BuckeyeGa I really don't care sweetie.  This is not a court.

It is not hearsay and you are being foolish.  It was a statement heard by people.  That is direct evidence by them that it was said.  It is not being introduced as evidence that what Guilliani said was true about Mexicans.

Have you signed up for Kennesaw State Law yet?   You are failing pre-law. 

KUTGF
KUTGF

@FIGMO2 @KUTGF @BuckeyeGa Sweetie, I don't know what crime you committed that you have a jury judging you....my advice, let your attorney do the legal stuff that you clearly don't comprehend. 

KUTGF
KUTGF

Rudy talked about immigration and made a really, really inappropriate comment about the quote-unquote Mexicans in the kitchen at the Waldorf,” the attendee said. “It was bad. You could hear a pin drop. I think he was looking for applause.”
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Looks like Trumps and his surrogates racism is catching up to them........talk about a 47%

FIGMO2
FIGMO2

DANG! Hillary had her own 47% moment in a hacked audio taken from a Virginia fundraiser.

After saying she occupies the space between the center left and center right, she then goes on to describe Bernie's millennials as political virgins who need to be tucked into bed while residing in their parents' basements and broken in slowly.

Of course, her delivery wasn't as direct as mine. It was more nuanced.

schnirt 

gotalife
gotalife

Sure trump is perfect like his gop.


Their voters love being lied to.


No self pride or dignity.

JamVet
JamVet

The filth merchant is the perfect fake Christian Republican...

Asked if he ever cheated on his wives, Trump responded: "No — I never discuss it. I never discuss it. It was never a problem."

StraightNoChaser
StraightNoChaser

His response and irritation is a clear sign that his past relationships should be the next bait that Hillary throws at him. My guess is he will take the bait, do another deep dive and run with the line like he is doing with Machado. LOL

NWGAL
NWGAL

@JamVet It was never a problem TO HIM. But then no one else matters.

JamVet
JamVet

 Trump:"I can be nastier"


Indeed, Don, at this rate your stench will be nationwide...

Kamchak
Kamchak

...and I walked up to you and punched you in the nose.

So much for being a "counter puncher".

LOL!

KUTGF
KUTGF

@Kamchak The child's internet testosterone sure do shoot up on weekends. 

gotalife
gotalife

After attacking their marriage (never mind he cheated several times) trump will go into hiding like romney hoping his numbers go up. Not going to happen.

gotalife
gotalife

@TBS It is all he has left. He can't talk about issues.

JamVet
JamVet


...and I walked up to you and punched you in the nose then you would not like many any longer but you would think twice before you took actions again that I did not want you to take. 


LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!

Like this twerp has ever punched any adult in the nose!!!

What childish drivel...

td1234
td1234

@JamVet Wow, you have issues with analogies. 


You are correct that I would not just come up to and individual and punch them in the nose but I may make an exception for you. Would you like to test the theory?