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Tue Nov 13, 2018, 05:12 PM

"Trump, stung by midterms and nervous about Mueller, retreats from traditional presidential duties"

For weeks this fall, an ebullient President Trump traveled relentlessly to hold raise-the-rafters campaign rallies — sometimes three a day — in states where his presence was likely to help Republicans on the ballot.

But his mood apparently has changed as he has taken measure of the electoral backlash that voters delivered Nov. 6. With the certainty that the incoming Democratic House majority will go after his tax returns and investigate his actions, and the likelihood of additional indictments by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, Trump has retreated into a cocoon of bitterness and resentment, according to multiple administration sources.

Behind the scenes, they say, the president has lashed out at several aides, from junior press assistants to senior officials. “He’s furious,” said one administration official. “Most staffers are trying to avoid him.”

The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, painted a picture of a brooding president “trying to decide who to blame” for Republicans’ election losses, even as he publicly and implausibly continues to claim victory.

http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-trump-absent-20181113-story.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter



This was so enjoyable to read. Another poster mentioned that after his furious campaigning in the final month, to see everything collapse and the blue wave wash over Washington, he probably feels like a loser.

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Reply "Trump, stung by midterms and nervous about Mueller, retreats from traditional presidential duties" (Original post)
bearsfootball516 Nov 2018 OP
Achilleaze Nov 2018 #1
Ilsa Nov 2018 #2
bearsfootball516 Nov 2018 #3
Le Gaucher Nov 2018 #4
gratuitous Nov 2018 #5
jcgoldie Nov 2018 #10
spanone Nov 2018 #6
manor321 Nov 2018 #7
sfwriter Nov 2018 #8
Maxheader Nov 2018 #9
lindysalsagal Nov 2018 #11
KayF Nov 2018 #12
davekriss Nov 2018 #13
tanyev Nov 2018 #14
meow2u3 Nov 2018 #15
Blue_true Nov 2018 #16

Response to bearsfootball516 (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 05:15 PM

1. And we still have to pay this republican assclown?

Shit, he should be docked in pay. If he ain't goofing off at the golf course, or pissing on the military and veterans, or alienating America's friends, he his holed up watching TV and eating buckets of extra-crispy KFC.

He* is a compleat republican, and the perfect republican family-values role model. Deeeplorable.

* aka republican Draft-dodger-in-chief

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Response to Achilleaze (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 05:16 PM

2. He said he would donate his pay.

I think he did that only once.

If he won't work, he should be fired.

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Response to Achilleaze (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 05:16 PM

3. He's not even REMOTELY trying to act interested.

He had literally nothing on his schedule yesterday, and still couldn't make a 5 minute drive to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier??

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Response to bearsfootball516 (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 05:17 PM

4. Oh..poor baby .. Nobody loves it. Not even Melania.

 

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Response to bearsfootball516 (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 05:18 PM

5. Retreating from traditional duties?

How about "all" duties? And no, twittering isn't one of his duties.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 06:15 PM

10. When did he ever perform any?

The only "duty" he ever performs is on his gold toilet as George Clooney would say.

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Response to bearsfootball516 (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 05:19 PM

6. Since Day 1.

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Response to bearsfootball516 (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 05:32 PM

7. This is exactly like Nixon as things closed in on him

 

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Response to bearsfootball516 (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 06:15 PM

9. The sign of dementia..


This is a big hit..his brain is deteriorating

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Response to bearsfootball516 (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 06:26 PM

11. Star Trek "Remember Me" episode where everyone disappears from the ship

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remember_Me_(Star_Trek:_The_Next_Generation)

"Remember Me" is the 79th episode of the syndicated American science fiction television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, the fifth episode of the fourth season.

Set in the 24th century, the series follows the adventures of the crew of the Federation starship USS Enterprise-D. This episode focuses on the ship's chief medical officer, Dr. Beverly Crusher (Gates McFadden), who notices that her friends — and every trace of them — are vanishing around her.


Right from day one, I couldn't get this image out of my mind: He's so nuts, everyone will leave the white house and he'll be reduced to bossing around the cooks and the cleaning staff.

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Response to bearsfootball516 (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 06:28 PM

12. exhaustion from so much winning

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Response to bearsfootball516 (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 06:33 PM

13. "Trump has retreated into a cocoon of bitterness and resentment" and ...

"a brooding president 'trying to decide who to blame' for Republicans’ election losses".

Exactly what one would expect from a malignant narcissist.

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Response to bearsfootball516 (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 06:58 PM

14. A missing person that nobody misses at all.

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Response to bearsfootball516 (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 07:55 PM

15. Why won't he retreat from the Presidency itself?

He's too busy brooding, sulking, and farming off his job to aides to bother with performing Presidential duties, so why doesn't he just cut his losses and resign?

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Response to bearsfootball516 (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 10:03 PM

16. I hope the asshole fall to the floor and start chewing the rug, while barking like a puppy.

As long as he is kept from the nuclear football, I don't give a shit.

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