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Sun May 14, 2017, 12:34 PM

Trump is crazy .... just last week ..... 3 examples

Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 2h2 hours ago More China just agreed that the U.S. will be allowed to sell beef, and other major products, into China once again. This is REAL news!
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In 2016 the US exported $21.4 billion in ag products to China. USDA figures

https://www.fas.usda.gov/data/infographic-us-agricultural-exports-china-2016

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Trump wants 'goddamned steam catapults on new aircraft carriers

http://thehill.com/policy/defense/333040-trump-wants-goddamned-steam-catapults-on-new-aircraft-carriers#

President Trump said he has told the Navy to return to decades-old steam-powered catapult technology to launch aircraft from the new Gerald Ford-class aircraft carriers, rather than use a new digital launch system.

Trump’s comments came during an interview with Time magazine, released in excerpts Thursday, where he bashed the new Electro-Magnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) and said the Navy would instead be “going to goddamned steam.”

“I said, ‘You don’t use steam anymore for catapult?’ ‘No sir.’ I said, ‘Ah, how is it working?’ ‘Sir, not good. Not good. Doesn’t have the power. You know the steam is just brutal. You see that sucker going and steam’s going all over the place, there’s planes thrown in the air,’” Trump said in the interview.

“It sounded bad to me. Digital. They have digital. What is digital? And it’s very complicated, you have to be Albert Einstein to figure it out. And I said—and now they want to buy more aircraft carriers. I said, ‘What system are you going to be—‘ ‘Sir, we’re staying with digital.’ I said, ‘No you’re not. You going to goddamned steam, the digital costs hundreds of millions of dollars more money and it’s no good.’


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Trump tells The Economist he invented the phrase 'priming the pump'

Source: The Hill

President Trump in an interview published Thursday said he invented the phrase “priming the pump,” a common saying used in economics.

“Have you heard that expression used before? Because I haven’t heard it. I mean, I just… I came up with it a couple of days ago and I thought it was good. It’s what you have to do,” Trump said during an interview with editors for The Economist.

The president also cited the phrase “priming the pump” when answering a question about his tax plan increasing the deficit.

“Well, it actually did,” Trump answered, disagreeing with the editors who said the Reagan tax plan did not increase the deficit.

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Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/332889-trump-tells-economist-he-invented-the-phrase-priming-the-pump


Merriam-Webster's Twitter account has corrected Trump:

Merriam-Webster ✔@MerriamWebster
The phrase 'priming the pump' dates to the early 19th century.

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Sun May 14, 2017, 12:41 PM

1. Nothing matters to the deplorables, no level of inanity matters if they can count

on him to continue to attack minorities and women.

Half of this country, more or less, no longer cares about the country, and only about their bigotries. This is very bad.

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Sun May 14, 2017, 12:49 PM

2. 'priming the pump, a common saying used in economics...'

Hilariously inane. Also commonly used in pump-priming. Andrew Jackson did stuff after he died, Trump did stuff before he was born.

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