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Sat Mar 7, 2020, 08:00 AM

'Maybe I should have been a doctor': Trump brags about his 'natural ability' for science

'Maybe I should have been a doctor': Trump brags about his 'natural ability' for science because of his 'super genius uncle' who was an MIT professor and claims CDC officials ask him how he knows so much about the coronavirus


Trump was in Atlanta to visit headquarters of the Centers for Disease Control
President was asked about efforts to curb spread of coronavirus
During rambling comments, Trump mentioned his late uncle, John G. Trump
The president said his uncle was a 'super genius' who taught at MIT
Trump mused about becoming a doctor, saying: 'I like this stuff, I really get it'
On social media, Twitter users mocked 'malignant narcissist' president

President Trump on Friday baffled observers while touring the Centers for Disease Control headquarters in Atlanta, where he bragged that he had a predisposition toward science because of his ‘super genius’ uncle.

‘You know my Uncle was a great — he was at MIT,’ the president said while standing next to health officials who are working to contain the outbreak of coronavirus.

‘He taught at MIT for a record number of years. He was a great super genius, Dr. John Trump.’

John G. Trump was an accomplished electrical engineer who went on to become a professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Trump says his 'natural talent' for science is thanks to his late 'super genius' uncle, John G. Trump (seen in the above undated file photo), who was a professor of electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

His nephew, the president, spoke of his purported grasp of science on Friday, saying: ‘I like this stuff. I really get it.

‘People are surprised that I understand it.

'Every one of these doctors said: "How do you know so much about this?"

Maybe I have a natural ability. Maybe I should have done that instead of running for president.'

On social media, the reaction to Trump’s comments was harsh.

One Twitter user wrote: ‘The guy who looked into the sun during a solar eclipse thinks he could have been a research scientist?’

That was a reference to the president looking up at the total eclipse of the sun - the first time in more than 40 years that Americans could see one - in August 2017.

Another Twitter user posted a meme showing Abraham Lincoln, the nation’s 16th president, putting his head in his hand.

Another Twitter user commented: ‘Each clip is worse than the previous one. I can’t take it anymore.’

One Twitter user urged the president to follow his passion for science and pursue a new career, writing: ‘It's not too late Donnie. Resign right now and apply to MIT!

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Reply 'Maybe I should have been a doctor': Trump brags about his 'natural ability' for science (Original post)
Demovictory9 Mar 2020 OP
LaurenOlimina Mar 2020 #1
Ohiogal Mar 2020 #8
handmade34 Mar 2020 #19
Arkansas Granny Mar 2020 #2
DENVERPOPS Mar 2020 #40
Arkansas Granny Mar 2020 #65
Botany Mar 2020 #46
Ohiogal Mar 2020 #3
brewens Mar 2020 #4
CTyankee Mar 2020 #5
Demovictory9 Mar 2020 #6
dewsgirl Mar 2020 #7
GusBob Mar 2020 #24
Botany Mar 2020 #55
GusBob Mar 2020 #68
ornotna Mar 2020 #53
mnmoderatedem Mar 2020 #9
yardwork Mar 2020 #18
Kid Berwyn Mar 2020 #10
Demovictory9 Mar 2020 #66
Docreed2003 Mar 2020 #11
dweller Mar 2020 #12
Kid Berwyn Mar 2020 #49
dweller Mar 2020 #62
Dread Pirate Roberts Mar 2020 #13
jmowreader Mar 2020 #67
madaboutharry Mar 2020 #14
Sunlei Mar 2020 #15
democratisphere Mar 2020 #16
gordianot Mar 2020 #17
GusBob Mar 2020 #20
Delphinus Mar 2020 #33
llmart Mar 2020 #37
smirkymonkey Mar 2020 #41
D23MIURG23 Mar 2020 #21
MissMillie Mar 2020 #22
GusBob Mar 2020 #25
duforsure Mar 2020 #23
malaise Mar 2020 #26
CatMor Mar 2020 #27
Turbineguy Mar 2020 #28
polmaven Mar 2020 #29
muriel_volestrangler Mar 2020 #30
Roy Rolling Mar 2020 #31
tanyev Mar 2020 #32
DesertRat Mar 2020 #34
Captain Zero Mar 2020 #50
DFW Mar 2020 #35
Tanuki Mar 2020 #36
world wide wally Mar 2020 #38
Mendocino Mar 2020 #39
Firestorm49 Mar 2020 #42
Brainfodder Mar 2020 #43
SammyWinstonJack Mar 2020 #44
smirkymonkey Mar 2020 #45
DesertRat Mar 2020 #60
Captain Zero Mar 2020 #47
PatSeg Mar 2020 #48
MrModerate Mar 2020 #51
ooky Mar 2020 #52
BusyBeingBest Mar 2020 #54
LakeArenal Mar 2020 #56
SunSeeker Mar 2020 #57
edbermac Mar 2020 #58
Rogerpatterson Mar 2020 #59
PatrickforO Mar 2020 #61
ihaveaquestion Mar 2020 #63
SpankMe Mar 2020 #64
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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 08:02 AM

1. God, the ONION is so funny!

 

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Response to LaurenOlimina (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 08:13 AM

8. Hey, I stayed at a Holiday Inn one time...

....Now I perform brain surgery!

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Response to LaurenOlimina (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 08:46 AM

19. yes, the Onion WAS funny

there is no longer satire here

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 08:02 AM

2. The only "natural talent" Trump has is assholery. At that he excels.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 09:40 AM

40. "People" say:

That I am the biggest asshole in the entire universe. Another thing I'm the bestest at doing......

Trump is the reason that OB/GYN's pay so much insurance, his mother's Dr., who delivered baby Trump, dropped him on his head.....
Not just once, but twice...........

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Response to DENVERPOPS (Reply #40)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 11:28 AM

65. "People say" is Trump's way of saying "I just made this shit up".

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 09:59 AM

46. "Trump asked pharmaceutical execs if the flu vaccine could be used to stop the coronavirus."

At a White House meeting on Monday, the president asked if the flu vaccine could be used to prevent COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus.

"No," a biotech CEO told the president.

https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-asked-if-flu-vaccine-could-stop-coronavirus-2020-3

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 08:03 AM

3. He has the natural ability

To be an asshole and brag about his fantasy world.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 08:08 AM

4. Well, he could have been capable of performing some very delicate surgeries with those hands.

Not sure how you'd be able to teach him anything though.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 08:10 AM

5. Yep, Can you imagine him examning women?

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 08:12 AM

6. ugh. no

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 08:12 AM

7. Yikes😳

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 08:55 AM

24. Our clinic is run by women, thank god

He wouldnt last a minute

To be a medical professional you actually have to care about people

Trump only cares about himself. He would violate the Hippocratic oath his first day

This is beyond ridiculous

Its not even funny anymore

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Response to GusBob (Reply #24)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 10:13 AM

55. But his uncle taught electrical engineering @ M.I.T. many years ago so doesn't that make ...

... him qualified to be a Dr., Nurse, Social Worker, Microbiologist, Dietitian, Pharmacist, or ...

We are all on a bus driving for a cliff and Trump is the driver and he holds up the steering
wheel that he has detached and yells out, "Look I got this under control."

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Response to Botany (Reply #55)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 01:06 PM

68. Dr Trump: "I didnt know people died from the flu"

Shit

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 10:09 AM

53. Hasn't he already done that?

Dr. Grabem B Thapusie

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 08:14 AM

9. I'd say trump would flunk out of medical school

except for the fact he would never make it into any medical school.

Unless his daddy pulled strings.

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Response to mnmoderatedem (Reply #9)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 08:41 AM

18. Fortunately, it's not possible to get people into med school that way.

Admission to medical school requires actual proof of academic accomplishment, and staying in medical school does too.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 08:15 AM

10. I saw that video. It was a display of madness.



9:50 mark Dr Dim Donny TenFlusher explains how he heard one person at CDC may have the virus, so he cancelled his visit. Then he found out, not, and got the all-clear.

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Reply #10)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 11:52 AM

66. Yes, on a whole new level. Even a national crisis can't make him behave presidentially

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 08:20 AM

11. He has no fucking clue...not a single clue

It's horrifying that this asshole is "leading" our country

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 08:22 AM

12. no, maybe you should see a doctor

and by doctor i mean a psychiatrist for the criminally insane



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Response to dweller (Reply #12)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 10:02 AM

49. Got a brain salad surgeon in mind...

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Reply #49)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 10:46 AM

62. lol



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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 08:23 AM

13. Just keep Trump away from the Acme Products catalog



I have a delivery for Mr. Trump....one Acme Jet Pack, one box of Acme TNT, one Acme Skateboard......

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Response to Dread Pirate Roberts (Reply #13)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 12:47 PM

67. I wish I still had this link

This was from a law school that teaches its students how to file civil suits by having them “sue” Acme for selling defective products to the Coyote.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 08:23 AM

14. The scientific beliefs of Professor Trump:

Climate change is a hoax.
Wind turbines cause cancer.
Raking the forest prevents forests fires.
Vaccines cause autism.
Coal can be clean.
The earth is actually getting cooler.
Energy efficient light bulbs contain hazardous gases and make people look orange.

And the latest brilliance: Coronavirus will magically disappear in the Spring.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 08:26 AM

15. can write his own prescriptions for the family drug addictions

no more need to house the crazy doctor in the tower

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 08:40 AM

17. Only a total Narcissist is capable of such a grandiose pronouncement.

I am really tired of waiting for this one to take his final overdue reckoning.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 08:52 AM

20. "I cant take it anymore"

People, grown adult people, actually sit there and eat this bullshit up?

This is fucking ridiculous!

Our country is fucked

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Response to GusBob (Reply #20)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 09:16 AM

33. In know.

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Response to GusBob (Reply #20)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 09:32 AM

37. +1000

And they stand next to him or behind him as if to support him in his insane rantings. I wouldn't want to be seen in any shot of him for fear that the smart people would think I agreed with his utter nonsense. If they think it's going to promote them it their careers, whatever they may be, they are sorely wrong. Every thing he touches is tainted.

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Response to GusBob (Reply #20)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 09:47 AM

41. Once, just once, I would love to see someone call him on his bullshit in public.

He needs to start getting roundly humiliated by the press on a regular basis and maybe that will shut him up for a while. Someone needs to shout "The Emperor has no clothes!"

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 08:52 AM

21. And by 'science' he means...

pulling stuff out of his ass.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 08:52 AM

22. Makes me think of a George Carlin special that came out in the 80s

He said, "Somewhere in the world is the world's worst doctor, and someone has an appointment with him tomorrow."

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Response to MissMillie (Reply #22)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 09:01 AM

25. Lol I can see it now

Dr: Im sorry to tell you that its cancer
Pt: Cancer is a fake news hoax! Can I get a second opinion with a Dr who shares that view?
Dr: Er um yeah theres one Dr in the whole world who believes cancer is a hoax, Dr Trump
Pt: Can I get an appointment with him?
Dr: I’m certain of that

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 08:53 AM

23. Trump promoting himself as smart

On any issue , and especially this one by claiming all the doctors ask him how he knows so much is typical lying and self promotion of propaganda from a serial liar, and deranged and delusional egomaniac trump. That's his typical pattern to lie claiming he's superior period, and is smarter than everyone else, when the truth is he can barely read, has little ability to deal with reality instead making up his own delusional lies as he goes along, but has no credibility on anything he says or claims because he is one sick sorry fill in the blank con artist, and career criminal.when he claims the dr's ask him that it really means they think he 's an idiot. Or he wouldn't have lied about it claiming they asked him that.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 09:05 AM

26. 'People are surprised that I understand it.

They should fucking be

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 09:06 AM

27. Another Dr. Frankenstein I presume.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 09:08 AM

28. Dis

boy's cheese done slid off his cracker.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 09:10 AM

29. I don't know how my head is still on my shoulders!

I shake it so much I don't know why it has not fallen off!

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 09:12 AM

30. President Dunning-Kruger

He's so dumb, he doesn't understand how dumb he is.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 09:12 AM

31. He Thinks He's a Genius?

My wife and I have a daughter with a Masters of Electrical Engineering at MIT.

Think how smart we are. You don’t get the genius gene from your father’s brother, you get it from your parents like us!

Having an MIT daughter, I’m thinking if running for President. Or at least head doctor at the CDC.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 09:15 AM

32. His specialties would have been prescription fraud and Medicare fraud.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 09:23 AM

34. And they all stand there stone-faced

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Response to DesertRat (Reply #34)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 10:04 AM

50. Uhhhh, the guys in the red ties have the correct response.

The looks on their faces.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 09:27 AM

35. When Hope Hicks praises his "bedside manner," she should explain the difference to him

Just in case he thinks he really is qualified to perform any medical procedure more sophisticated than opening a box of band-aids.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 09:29 AM

36. His great grandfather ran a brothel. Maybe that family business would have been a better match.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 09:33 AM

38. WTF does he "understand" about it?

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 09:40 AM

39. Orange spray tan

is anti-viral. Hooker piss prevents piles. KFC is the "good" cholesterol.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 09:47 AM

42. Only in Trum's world does a hunch equate to "natural ability" for science.

The word “science” alone sends something chilling down his spineless conscience.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 09:48 AM

43. This is the guy who couldn't understand

why the flu shot wouldn't work for the coronavirus.



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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 09:49 AM

44. ROFLMAO! Maggot is a genius in his own mind and no one else.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 09:55 AM

45. My brother has a PhD in Nuclear Physics from MIT and I know fuck-all about the subject.

I couldn't tell you the first thing about it. What makes him think that because his uncle studied, worked hard and had a particular aptitude for electrical engineering somehow conferred scientific MEDICAL genius on to him?

God, he is SUCH a self-aggrandizing asshole!

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #45)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 10:40 AM

60. But that's how education works, through osmosis.

He claims to have a "natural instinct for science” not through formal education but because his uncle was a professor at MIT for many years. That natural instinct taught him to stare at the sun during an eclipse.



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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 10:02 AM

47. Trump and Doctor in the same sentence? Why was my first thought KEVORKIAN??

nt

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 10:02 AM

48. Every one of these doctors said:

"How do you know so much about this?"

That was bizarre even for Trump. Imagine how hard it was for those standing around him to keep a straight face.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 10:04 AM

51. Not sure which is more pathetic...

…That Trump believes this nonsense or that his Trumpkins do.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 10:06 AM

52. Well, he can pretend to be a scientist

after he's finished pretending to be a president. Just don't let him near a real lab.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 10:11 AM

54. When does the Idiocracy half of America finally get tired of Delusional Donnie?

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 10:19 AM

56. He does appear to be one big Petrie dish of crud.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 10:27 AM

57. Idiotic megalomaniac. He should not be anywhere near power.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 10:31 AM

58. That reminds me of a line from MASH.

Hawkeye describing Frank Burns: “He’d prescribe a laxative for a brain tumor.”

That’s Trump.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 10:37 AM

59. Yes men

This kind of bravado may be okay if you're a wrestler, but when life and death decisions are made, this is completely uncalled for. With all the deceit, promiscuousness, cheating and complete disregard for checks and balances, how can anybody not believe, or don't believe it matters, that he is a habitual liar. They seem to regard their hypocrisy as a cloak of honor and don't relate it to honesty or morality at all. WTH is wrong with these folks?

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 10:44 AM

61. This is actually NOT the onion. Trump actually SAID this crap.

I saw the video clip.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 11:03 AM

63. Fucking Moron!

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 11:04 AM

64. Dude's such an asshole he could have been a proctologist. n/t

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Mon Mar 9, 2020, 01:02 PM

69. Fuck me.

We're doomed.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Mon Mar 9, 2020, 11:24 PM

70. He's got a scientific talent alright.

For catching STDs.

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