Says it all
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Started by metmike - Sept. 26, 2022, 4:23 p.m.

A very revealing Donald Trump quote about why he ran for president

      Ask most politicians why they run for president and you are likely to get an answer that sounds something like, “I wanted to do the most good for the most people as possible,” or something similar.  

        Donald Trump is not most politicians.    

      Trump, in an interview with the New York Times’ Maggie Haberman for her forthcoming book, “Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America,” revealed the “why” behind his past and (likely) future bids for the nation’s highest office.  

        “The question I get asked more than any other question: ‘If you had it to do again, would you have done it?’” Trump told Haberman. “The answer is, yeah, I think so. Because here’s the way I look at it. I have so many rich friends and nobody knows who they are.”    

      OK. So, just to be crystal clear here – Trump is saying that if he had it to do all over, he would run for president again because it made him more famous. That the key motivation for him to run for president was to be well-known – and it worked.  

Re: Says it all
By mcfarm - Sept. 26, 2022, 6:58 p.m.
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gee whiz MM. Did Maggie Haberman and the other hacks ever return their Pulitzer for all the disinformation about Russia collusion they were spreading? Seems after all the talk here about poor sources, especially those so biased they are not to be believed and you come with her?

By metmike - Sept. 26, 2022, 10:37 p.m.
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trumps words are trumps words Regardless of who reports them.

if it rains 2 inches in your county and the female weather lady on your local tv station that you don’t like because she has crummy forecasts….reports what fell in the rain gauge …..2 inches, that doesn’t mean you have a case to  attack the actual fact being reported because you don’t like the source.

By metmike - Sept. 27, 2022, 2:37 p.m.
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"Moron who has no business running for president": Trump-DeSantis cold war devolves into insults

Trump privately rages that DeSantis is a "phony." DeSantis dismisses the former president as a "TV personality"

In private, he has made comments expressing his disdain for DeSantis, calling him a "phony." "He's ungrateful," Trump's privately complained, claiming that "I made him." The recent comments are a stark contrast to Trump's praise for DeSantis during his 2018 gubernatorial run, when the former president touted him as "my great friend" and "a tough, brilliant cookie."

DeSantis has returned the hostility, reportedly calling Trump "a TV personality and a moron who has no business running for president," according to a former DeSantis staffer. 

DeSantis also leads Trump by eight points in their shared home state, according to a USA Today/Suffolk University poll of registered Florida Republican voters.

In private, DeSantis has disclosed to donorsthat "the only way to beat Trump is to attack him head-on. He says he would turn to Trump during a debate and say, 'Why didn't you fire Fauci? You said you would build the wall, but there is no wall. Why is that?' "

Re: Says it all
By 12345 - Sept. 28, 2022, 12:30 p.m.
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By metmike - Sept. 28, 2022, 3:15 p.m.
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Thanks Jean!

I totally get where you're coming from with Biden.

Previous threads about Hunter and Biden family corruption/crimes:

However, the one sided, political tunnel vision is fascinating.

In a thread about what Trump stated, we have 2 responses.

1, Vilify the person that reported what Trump stated as is if SHE did something wrong.

2. Tell us about what Biden stated that was bad.

Zero acknowledgement of the clear meaning of what Trump stated.

Willful ignorance

“”The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
Richard Feynman[1]
“”Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
Aldous Huxley,  who later went on to fool himself[2]

Willful ignorance is the state and practice of ignoring any sensory input that appears to contradict one's  inner model of reality. At heart, it is almost certainly driven by confirmation bias.

Thomas Sowell quote: When you want to help people, you tell them the...

By mcfarm - Sept. 28, 2022, 5:56 p.m.
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excuse me MM? I never vilified anyone. Haberman vilified herself with fake reporting of falsehoods over and over. And now we are supposed to believe her like the gospel? Really, if someone proves to me she is that unreliable I am done with her and I will always wonder {just like Fauci and co} if their word could ever be believed again. Use someone else to make you point, I was not involved like you say.

By metmike - Sept. 28, 2022, 7:14 p.m.
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