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Thu Dec 31, 2020, 09:45 AM

Why is Trump going back to DC? Should we be worried?

Aside from the general state of worry associated with the Clustertrump, should we be worried?

He signed the spending and stimulus bill while in Florida. They brought them to him. He could sign the defense bill IF he is going to.

With the lack of Pentagon briefings with the Biden team, should we be worried? Could their actually be some sort of crisis that would normally be concerning but doubly so with Clustertrump still at the helm?

Should I just relax and enjoy the Offerpad Arizona Bowl with Ball State vs San Jose State?

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Reply Why is Trump going back to DC? Should we be worried? (Original post)
underpants Dec 2020 OP
Hugin Dec 2020 #1
Rorey Dec 2020 #2
tanyev Dec 2020 #3
yardwork Dec 2020 #6
lastlib Dec 2020 #4
2naSalit Dec 2020 #14
ananda Dec 2020 #5
William769 Dec 2020 #7
yardwork Dec 2020 #8
gab13by13 Dec 2020 #9
Cirque du So-What Dec 2020 #10
snowybirdie Dec 2020 #11
Hugin Dec 2020 #12
GoCubsGo Dec 2020 #13
servermsh Dec 2020 #15
Arazi Dec 2020 #18
Baclava Dec 2020 #16
musclecar6 Dec 2020 #17
abqtommy Dec 2020 #19
Pobeka Dec 2020 #20
highplainsdem Dec 2020 #21
Baclava Dec 2020 #22
highplainsdem Dec 2020 #27
Baclava Dec 2020 #29
underpants Dec 2020 #35
bdamomma Dec 2020 #23
TheBlackAdder Dec 2020 #24
spanone Dec 2020 #25
onetexan Dec 2020 #26
bdamomma Dec 2020 #28
jalan48 Dec 2020 #30
Zorro Dec 2020 #31
David__77 Dec 2020 #32
gulliver Dec 2020 #33
Blue Owl Dec 2020 #34

Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 09:47 AM

1. Hopefully, to pack his old kit bag.

Sadly, I do get your drift. Yes, I do.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 09:48 AM

2. He's so dangerous

It's easy to get suspicious about each and every thing he does after the last four years of predictably unpredictable hell he has inflicted on us.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 09:49 AM

3. To rage, rage against the dying of his light.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 09:57 AM

6. +1

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 09:50 AM

4. Just wasn't getting enough attention in Mar-A-Lugo.....

yeah watch the game. Or the Twilight Zone marathon......

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Response to lastlib (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 10:28 AM

14. +1

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 09:53 AM

5. He thinks Jan 6th contesting will make a difference.

He's wrong. It won't.

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Response to ananda (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 09:59 AM

7. ...

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 09:59 AM

8. Look at it this way. If there was an actual emergency, he'd ignore it.

The likelihood that Trump is returning to DC to deal with a real emergency is nil. Trump ignores real emergencies.

Whatever is going on in his addled brain probably has little connection to reality.

This in itself is concerning but it's been this way for four years and hey, all that went wrong was a global pandemic and some other bad things...

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 10:03 AM

9. I can guarantee everyone,

it has nothing to do with the 380,000 Americans who died yesterday from Covid.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 10:03 AM

10. I've had an unpleasant thought

involving top military brass telling Cheeto Benito that they won’t attack Iran unless he returns to the WH and makes a half-assed attempt to look responsible for the debacle that will surely ensue.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 10:09 AM

11. I bet ticket sales

for his big annual New Year's Eve party were bad, so he decided to not go. Had to deflect from that somehow.

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Response to snowybirdie (Reply #11)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 10:11 AM

12. I know it's difficult to remember with all that's come since...

But, this is exactly what the Crockwork Orange did last New Years.

Exactly.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 10:19 AM

13. Brave Sir Donald is running away.

This event was planned back when he thought he was going to be able to steal the election, and he was going to be the big "winner" at the center of the attention. But, as it turns out, he's now an epic LOSER. He knows it, and he cannot face all of those people, being the coward that he is. I'm sure the botched renovations are also pissing him off, and he doesn't want to have to look at them. Also, the walls are closing in on him in New York State. He probably is running back to DC, closer where all of his resources are located. It all reminds me of when my cat would get something stuck on her tail, and she'd run around the house madly, trying to escape it.

That being said, yeah. There is some cause for concerned here. A wounded, cornered animal is dangerous and unpredictable.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 10:30 AM

15. I'm expecting some military operation overseas.

To show he's an alpha male, you know.

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Response to servermsh (Reply #15)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 11:19 AM

18. This An attack on Iran imo

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 10:38 AM

16. HE is worried he's run out of cons to run before the next con is in place. It must be a dark place

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 11:10 AM

17. Since he's a loser now



He can’t stay there for the New Year’s Eve party and everybody laughing at him. So he runs back to the White House to hide until his BFF’s the Proud Boys and other assorted trash that he identifies with, cause a ruckus on Jan 6. Just living the dream of a LOSER.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 11:21 AM

19. One saying I've picked up during my lifetime so far is that "criminals always return to the scene of

the crime". I think that's generally true. But I don't think anybody knows what motivates tRUMP, including him.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 11:24 AM

20. Donations into his 2024 "campaign" fund are dropping off, he needs more media spotlight. nt

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 11:28 AM

21. Honestly, I believe the main reason he's returning to DC is that he can't face tonight's party.

Mar-a-Lago has always been his own little kingdom, and according to what I've read, he even liked the club members to call him King.

Now the "king" is a loser, a one-term president who lost to the man he called a terrible candidate, and no matter how much ranting Trump does about the election having been rigged and his having really won in a landslide, he knows that his Mar-a-Lago guests tonight know that's BS.

So he wouldn't be able to look at any of them without wondering if they're laughing at him behind his back -- or maybe right in front of him. At the party tonight he'd be wondering if every laugh he heard when he hadn't heard or seen what they were laughing at was really at his expense.

He'd be wondering if they were already planning to try to curry favor with Biden.

He'd be wondering how many might stop paying to be members of his club.

Add to that his unhappiness with Melania's renovations, which means he wouldn't even be able to retreat to his own residence there to sulk without seeing things that infuriate him.

So he has no reason to stay, and every reason to want to return to the White House to remind himself, everywhere he turns, that he's still president for a few weeks, with people around him whose loyalty he can almost trust (to the extent he trusts anyone) because they're so closely linked to him they're desperate for him to stay in power and they'll echo every lie he tells about the election.

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Response to highplainsdem (Reply #21)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 11:33 AM

22. The Humiliation! "Why do you think U lost" How did U LOSE? " What does it feel like to be a LOSER?"

LOL

Yep, the stink of LOSING will be too much for him

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Response to Baclava (Reply #22)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 11:44 AM

27. I doubt any of his guests at Mar-a-Lago would be that direct. But he'd be imagining they're

thinking that, and he'd be magnifying every perceived slight.

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Response to highplainsdem (Reply #27)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 12:39 PM

29. New Years Eve? A ballroom full of drunks! Somebody would blurt it out! Then, the Laughing! lol

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Response to highplainsdem (Reply #21)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 03:48 PM

35. That's a very good assessment

He definitely wants to soak up as much Oval time as possible.

From what I’ve read their suite at Mar-a-lago is only 3,000 square feet (much smaller than they are used to) and it’s got heavy foot traffic right in front of it. He’s basically like the ice machine or cart return now.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 11:35 AM

23. he is thinking that

Senator Hawley will throw a bone into everything and have the electoral college sidelined.


https://edition.cnn.com/2020/12/30/politics/trump-returning-to-washington-early/index.html

snip of article:

Over the course of his stay in Florida, Trump has been single-mindedly focused on the election results and the upcoming certification process in Congress, set for January 6. After losing dozens of court cases and having his appeal rejected by the Supreme Court, Trump has viewed the January 6 event as his best opportunity to overturn the election he lost.
He has been in an irritated mood during most of the trip and fumed about everything from the election outcome to first lady Melania Trump's renovations to his private quarters, according to multiple people who spoke with him.


At one point, Trump also said he was concerned Iran could retaliate in the coming days for the US drone strike that killed Iran's top general, Qasem Soleimani, one year ago. A person speculated that could be a contributing factor in his early departure. Trump was at Mar-a-Lago when he ordered the Soleimani strike on January 3, 2020.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 11:36 AM

24. The Proud Boys won't go to DC without their cult leader. Besides he already grifted his NYE guests.

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He tricked them into paying $1K per New Year's Eve ticket at Mar-a-Lago, and then he books.

More suckers fleeced.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 11:39 AM

25. To lead the violent marches on January 6th?

To nuke Iran?

The options are mind boggling.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 11:40 AM

26. any reports of moving vans at the WH lately?

serious question though it is funny

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 11:54 AM

28. oh boy,

can they just arrest him now? He is a cornered animal and a very dangerous one. He needs some sort of mental health intervention.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 12:42 PM

30. Now that he has to leave the White House he realized he will miss it.

I'm going with SJSU.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 12:49 PM

31. He's up to some evil fuckery

to punish the country for not re-electing him.

I would not be surprised if he tries to shut down Congress to prevent the certification process from proceeding.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 12:54 PM

32. I don't think worry is needed.

I think he’s certainly pushing for very unprecedented things, close to the edge of there being a real showdown. I tend to think that he won’t actually gamble on decisive action since the chance of failure and major consequence to him is very high.

There is a mass movement for a coup right now, and he can certainly order things to occur that would require clear cut refusal and opposition by entities that “normally” would obey.

I think that 1/6 is an important date in that if it passes with Congress performing its duty, it will be very disorienting to that pro-coup movement, and it becomes likely that his own core would splinter (Pence, cabinet members, for instance).

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 12:58 PM

33. He's going back to be fitted for his generalissimo uniform and set up camera angles.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 02:02 PM

34. He couldn't take the Mar a Lardo remodel

Poor baby...

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