ultimately forces beyond his control, much like Nixon, were his downfall.
by forces beyond Nixon's control do you mean "getting caught being involved in illegal actions".
And i don't know how can you blame trump's situation on "forces beyond his control" in the very same post in which you repeatedly accuse him of bungling various situations. A normal person would generally place "not being shit at his job" as being very much within his control but i guess you're just displaying the type of thinking that come with being afflicted with tdss.
It's not enough to bash in heads, you've got to bash in minds soon I discovered that this rock thing was true Jerry Lee Lewis was the devil Jesus was an architect previous to his career as a prophet All of a sudden i found myself in love with the world And so there was only one thing I could do Was ding a ding dang my dang along ling long - Jesus Built my Hotrod Ministry Live every week like it's Shark Week! - Tracey Jordan Just a monkey in a long line of kings. - Matthew Good If "elitist" just means "not the dumbest motherfucker in the room", I'll be an elitist! - Get Your War On *not an actual doctor
god can use anybody even addicts. however it appears that trump's twitter addiction has broken his presidency irrevocably. no one's going to be happy under biden, except perhaps those involved in the unborn genocide.
quote:President Donald Trump set off a "five-alarm fire" in the White House on Sunday morning after he retweeted a video of one of his supporters saying "white power," according to two White House officials.
The video remained on the president's Twitter page, where he has 82 million followers, for more than three hours because White House officials couldn't reach him to ask him to delete it, the two officials said. The president was at his golf club in Virginia and had put his phone down, the officials said
. Are they really telling us that the president of the United States might be unreachable at times when he's golfing? Are they telling us that if, for instance, hijacked planes were headed toward a New York skyscraper, the Pentagon, and some other target in D.C., the president might be incommunicado for several hours because he left his iPhone in his locker? Seriously?
Did the Secret Service agents accompanying Trump also leave their phones in the locker room? What about Lindsey Graham? He was with Trump -- did he not have his cell with him either?
There was a story I heard once about soldiers on duty spotting an invading fleet and trying to call the leader but he was sleeping and so could not be disturbed. Can't remember which Head of State that might have been.
quote:Two current Taliban commanders and one former Taliban commander have confirmed to Business Insider “that Russia pays extremists in Afghanistan to attack US soldiers.”
“The Taliban sources were clear that this took place, and said Iran and Pakistan do it too,” Business Insider, a right-leaning news site, adds in its report.
Russia is not only paying cash – via wire transfers as The New York Times reports – to the Taliban to kill Americans, but “Taliban commanders have confirmed” Russia has also offered “material support to its members in exchange for attacking US forces in Afghanistan.”
The former Taliban commander, now a refugee in Greece, explains that the Russians “did not spend the money because we are friends. They spent it to kill their American enemies.”
When Hurricane Dorian neared the US Trump incorrectly claimed that Alabama was likely to be hit. Strangely an unsigned tweet from the Birmingham National Weather Service supported Trump.
It’s turned out that the tweet was ordered by the Commerce Department who decided that covering for Trump was more important than accurate weather warnings. And of course Trump later appeared with a map altered with a sharpie to agree with his mistake.
The full report on what happened was due to be released on Monday, but the Commerce Department are demanding redactions and digging their heels in to delay the report as much as they can.
A summary that was released on Monday - with redactions. The conclusions - quoted by Ars Technica are:
I. The Department led a flawed process that discounted NOAA participation. II. The Department required NOAA to issue a Statement that did not further NOAA’s or the National Weather Service's interests.
III. The Department failed to account for the public safety intent of the National Weather Service Birmingham tweet and the distinction between physical science and social science messaging.
IV. One NOAA employee deleted relevant text messages, and the Department’s federal records guidance is outdated.
So, under Trump, the President’s errors are a PR problem that must be handled by pretending that he’s right. At least where the Commerce Department is involved.
I wonder how much of that applies to Government messaging regarding the coronavirus pandemic, and how many American lives it’s cost.