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 on: June 20, 2019, 06:08:57 pm 
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Season 2 begins:

  • Will America's clown “emperor with no clothes” wannabe get a second term?

  • Will America continue to be the world's biggest laughing stock due to the stupidity of their clown “emperor with no clothes”?

  • Will the Democrats seize control of the Senate while retaining control of Congress?

  • Will the Democrats gain a big enough majority in both Congress and the Senate to over-ride the idiot emperor's vetos?

  • If the Democrats gain that 67% majority in both houses, would they use that to ram through ammendments to the constitution while blocking the idiot emperor's vetos?

  • Will the clown “emperor with no clothes suffer a heart-attack or a stroke due to all the crappy junk-food he scoffs down?

  • If he doesn't have a heart-attack or a stroke, will the clown “emperor with no clothes” start another war somewhere?

These and other questions will be answered from next year as the world's greatest entertainment & amusement show continues.








from The New York Times…

The Trump Show, Season 2, Begins …

To hear the president tell it, the battle for the apocalypse has been joined.

By MICHELLE COTTLE | Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Supporters of President Donald J. Trump heading to his re-election campaign kickoff rally on Tuesday in Orlando, Florida. — Photograph: Damon Winter/The New York Times.
Supporters of President Donald J. Trump heading to his re-election campaign kickoff rally on Tuesday in Orlando, Florida.
 — Photograph: Damon Winter/The New York Times.


PRESIDENT TRUMP officially started his 2020 re-election campaign on Tuesday night in Orlando, Florida. If the kickoff rally was any indication, Season 2 of this political reality show promises to be largely a rehash of Season 1 — except darker, whinier and even more divisive.

The throng that came out to celebrate Mr. Trump's announcement was big and boisterous. The president may be broadly unpopular, but to much of the Republican base, he is a cult idol — Justin Bieber with a faux tan and an unearthly combover.

Mr. Trump said his campaign received more than 120,000 requests for tickets to the event. Supporters began lining up 30-plus hours before showtime, hauling in sleeping bags, coolers and stadium chairs. Rainstorms on Tuesday drove the crowd to seek shelter, but could not dampen its ardor. Inside and outside the arena, people danced, whooped and reveled in MAGA-mania.

There was little new in Mr. Trump's performance. He did not offer a governing vision or even an updated policy focus for a second term. His 76-minute speech was the usual brew of aggrandizement, aggrievement and demonization of political foes. He vilified Democrats as “ruthless”, “unhinged” monsters dedicated to “the rise of radical socialism and the destruction of the American dream”. He whined about his persecution by the “fake news” and the deep-state rogues who perpetrated the Russia “witch hunt”. He devoted so much time to attacking “Crooked Hillary” that it seemed as though a confused aide might have accidentally loaded one of his 2016 speeches into the teleprompters.

While delivering a jolt of adrenaline to his fans, the act has lost its freshness — perhaps inevitable considering that Mr. Trump has conducted some five dozen of these rallies since taking office. Even so, the president was in his element and visibly relieved to have wrested the spotlight from Democrats for one glorious evening. Every so often, he'd pause in his remarks to wander about the stage, basking in the adulation. Whenever the crowd erupted in one of the chants that have become a staple of his rallies — “Build the Wall!”, “CNN sucks!”, “Lock her up!” — the president glowed. If nothing else, Mr. Trump made clear that he has no interest in expanding his appeal this cycle. He is digging in and doubling down with his base, for whom he can do no wrong.


President Trump officially started his re-election campaign at a rally in Orlando, Florida. — Photograph: Damon Winter/The New York Times.
President Trump officially started his re-election campaign at a rally in Orlando, Florida. — Photograph: Damon Winter/The New York Times.

President Trump basked in the love at his re-election rally in Orlando, Florida, on Tuesday. — Photograph: Damon Winter/The New York Times.
President Trump basked in the love at his re-election rally in Orlando, Florida, on Tuesday. — Photograph: Damon Winter/The New York Times.

But 2020 is not 2016, and running as an establishment-bashing outsider is ever so much harder from inside the Oval Office. In the kickoff of his insurgency four years ago, Mr. Trump drifted down the escalator of Trump Tower to the thumping strains of Neil Young's “Rockin' in the Free World” and sold himself as the antidote to politics as usual. Dismissing America's political leaders as “losers”, he declared the American dream dead and pitched himself as the only candidate who could bring it back “bigger and better and stronger than ever before”. He was going to solve the nation's toughest problems, and it was all going to be so easy.

In Orlando, Mr. Trump reprised that theme. “The fact is the American dream is back,” he crowed. “It is bigger and better and stronger than ever before.” Two and a half years into his presidency, however, many of the miracles he vowed to perform have not come to pass. He has not repealed and replaced Obamacare with something better, nor stopped manufacturing jobs from flowing overseas. He has not rebuilt America's infrastructure, brought Iran to heel or tamed the national debt.

This is not to say he hasn't achieved anything — tax cuts, deregulation, judicial appointments and criminal justice reform to name a few. He has a concrete record now for people to judge, and he owns the good and the bad alike.

It is a tricky line that Mr. Trump will attempt to toe over the next 18 months. As the sitting president, he needs voters to feel good about the job he has done — good enough to turn out and give him another four years. The animating force of his political success, however, has always been cultural grievance. He is the master of stoking voters' most primal anxieties and resentments. Tuesday's speech suggests that going forward, the president's struggle to reconcile these conflicting imperatives will not be pretty — or good for the country.

If his message in 2016 was that the political establishment and cultural elitists were exploiting, ignoring and sneering at regular Americans, his message this time is that the opposition despises and is aggressively plotting to destroy MAGA country. “Our patriotic movement has been under assault from the very first day,” he declared.


Supporters lined up to get into the Amway Center for President Trump's rally in Orlando, Florida on Tuesday. — Photograph: Damon Winter/The New York Times.
Supporters lined up to get into the Amway Center for President Trump's rally in Orlando, Florida on Tuesday.
 — Photograph: Damon Winter/The New York Times.


Liza Adkison, center, stayed behind as other Trump supporters left their belongings outside to line up to get into the venue. — Photograph: Damon Winter/The New York Times.
Liza Adkison, center, stayed behind as other Trump supporters left their belongings outside to line up to get into the venue.
 — Photograph: Damon Winter/The New York Times.


As Mr. Trump tells it, this hatred for “hard-working patriots” is at the root of any and all attacks on his leadership. It's not that Democrats are out to get him; they are out to get his people. “They went after my family, my business, my finances, my employees, almost everyone I have ever known or worked with, but they are really going after you,” he told the Orlando crowd. “That's what it's all about. It's not about us. It's about you. They tried to erase your votes, and erase your legacy of the greatest campaign and the greatest election probably in the history of our country.”

Despite this unprecedented assault, Mr. Trump said, he — and by extension, his people — have prevailed. “We accomplished more than any other president has in the first two and a half years of a presidency,” he said. “And under circumstances that no president has had to deal with before. We took on a political machine that tried to take away your voice and your vote. They tried to take away your dignity and your destiny. But we will never let them do that.”

So, even as Mr. Trump brags of having made America great again, he does it in a way that fuels voters' anger and fear. Democrats are “driven by hatred, prejudice and rage,” he warned. “Just imagine what this angry, left-wing mob would do if they were in charge of this country.”

Mr. Trump stressed to the crowd the importance of next year's vote: “This election is not merely a verdict on the amazing progress we've made. It's a verdict on the un-American conduct of those who tried to undermine our great democracy and undermine you.”

In that, at last, he spoke the raw truth.


__________________________________________________________________________

• Michelle Cottle is a member of the Editorial Board of The New York Times.

• A version of this article appears in The New York Times on Thursday, June 20, 2019, on Page A30 of the New York print edition with the headline: “The Trump Show, Season 2, Begins …”.

__________________________________________________________________________

Related to this topic:

 • Trump's Running Again. Still.

 • Trump Is Betting That Anger Can Still Be Power

 • Trump, at Rally in Florida, Kicks Off His 2020 Re-election Bid


https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/19/opinion/trump-2020-rally-orlando.html

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 on: June 20, 2019, 05:29:17 pm 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iD0CYKK_mMo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sF_v88aW2ic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYZG7NR9lBI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zmmg5lNUYXk


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 on: June 20, 2019, 04:39:55 pm 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sF_v88aW2ic

 67 
 on: June 20, 2019, 03:34:53 pm 
Started by Kiwithrottlejockey - Last post by Im2Sexy4MyPants
funny shit hahaha you're a white trash troll calling him white trash

Milton is a nice old man I guess for his punishment you wish they could cook him up and eat him
or they go to his organ museum with a hacksaw and cut up all his organs

there was a time when they would sell 2 shrunken heads for a gun


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