- 7 Dec 2017
The Donald has landed........... proper Marmite character... ?
I respect the office of POTUS, but not the current incumbent.Give him respect. The USA is a long standing friend. Just because anyone disagrees with his policies doesn’t mean that we should insult him with balloons and take positions like Khan does. When we leave the EU we will need them as a trading partner.
Give him respect. The USA is a long standing friend. Just because anyone disagrees with his policies doesn’t mean that we should insult him with balloons and take positions like Khan does. When we leave the EU we will need them as a trading partner.
No respect from me either. He is a buffoon. A bigoted, sexist egomaniac who seems to think it's a 'strategy' to divide people rather then bring them together. We won't be at 'trading partner' with the US if he has his way, we will be a dumping ground for their cheapest crap at the highest prices. For those who are seeking to extract us from the EU because we are a 'vassal state', consider being a satellite state to the US with this wazzock in charge ...Give him respect. The USA is a long standing friend. Just because anyone disagrees with his policies doesn’t mean that we should insult him with balloons and take positions like Khan does. When we leave the EU we will need them as a trading partner.
Absolutely not! He deserves disdain and rejection and trading off the 'special relationship' history, has to be earned and not assumed. He stands for everything that is atrocious in politics and human rights.
I find Trump anything but 'light relief'. Quite frankly, if he was a smidge more competent he would be frightening and he is a symptom of a dangerous swing towards extremism in Western politics.It's wonderful entertainment ain't it? A President of country telling a Mayor of a City he's an idiot, the Mayor calling him a fascist, and the President doubling down on it. If ever there was a case of politicians of all sides needing to think twice and speak once...
Still, it gives lefties in this country something different to moan about for a few days that isn't Brexit and us "horrid gammons" Brexiteers. Twitter will make a fortune, lots of virtues will be signalled, lots of people will skive off work to do some silly protesting and drop a ton of litter, and then the stark reality of Brexit will rear it's head again.
Welcome President Trump. Your mere existence gives me some light relief entertainment that isn't easy to find in these times.
Anyone care to provide evidence of a "swing towards extremism" rather than taking a pragmatic approach putting one`s own nation first?
Yes he plays hard ball with some folk but, sometimes, that is the only language they understand.
I haven`t noticed any wars starting or nukes being thrown around on his watch.
US GDP is around 4.2%.
US Unemployment 3.7%.
2.9% rise in average hourly pay rates.
56% Approval rating for his policies.
Take away the sound bites & tweets and its a decent job being done it seems.
OR you could look at Fact Check.org which shows a more mixed bag:
Statistical measures of the president's term to date.www.factcheck.org
Employment growth slowed by 12 percent. Nevertheless, the unemployment rate kept dropping, reaching a 17-year low. The number of job vacancies rose, also to a nearly 17-year record.
Economic growth picked up to a 3.2 percent annual rate in the July-September quarter from 1.5 percent for all of 2016.
The number of people caught trying to cross the border with Mexico fell by nearly half.
The number of refugee admissions fell by 70 percent.
Restrictions in the federal regulatory rulebook continued to grow, but at less than half the pace during the two previous administrations.
The number of coal mining jobs, which Trump promised to bring back, went up by only 500. Manufacturing jobs grew just a bit faster than total employment.
Real weekly wages rose 1.1 percent. Corporate profits and stock prices hit new records.
The number of people without health insurance went up — by 200,000 according to a government survey, and by 3.2 million according to a more recent Gallup poll.
The U.S. trade deficit that Trump promised to bring down grew instead, getting 11.5 percent larger.
The number of people on food stamps, which Trump wants to cut, grew by nearly 3 million.
The federal debt rose nearly 3 percent; projected annual deficits worsened.
Trump won confirmation for a dozen federal appeals court judges — quadruple the number Obama put on the bench during his first year.
The U.S. image abroad took a hit. The number of foreigners telling pollsters they have a favorable view of the USA fell nearly everywhere. The only big gain was in Russia.