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I consider myself a Donald Trump supporter. Much of the opposition to the man strikes me as either reflexive or partisan (which often are the same thing(; and this forum shows plenty of examples.

But the did leave himself open to fair criticism, in my opinion, when he called a press conference recently to announce that he would be doing something major soon, only to leave unspoken just exactly what that might be; and then to reply with an unhelpful "you'll see" when asked, directly, what he was referring to.

That is just a bit too coy for my tastes.

Perhaps it was something that genuinely could not be mentioned in public. In that case, however, it would have been much better to say nothing about the matter, until after it had transpired.

This way, it amounted to nothing more than a tease.

Was President Trump simply toying with the press (which he truly loathes)? Perhaps. But it should be borne in mind that over 300 million other Americans--Americans who are in no way attached to the press--were also made the objects of this tease.

This does not strike me as typical presidential behavior.

What do others think?
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I think he has a plan that will put the left wing in it's place once again.

Damn glad when he does so. Bring it on, time to change the landscape.

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I think you being a Trump supporter is a lot like believing in the tooth fairy. He is a pure moron and the idea that anyone takes him seriously blows my mind.
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I consider myself a Donald Trump supporter. Much of the opposition to the man strikes me as either reflexive or partisan (which often are the same thing(; and this forum shows plenty of examples.

But the did leave himself open to fair criticism, in my opinion, when he called a press conference recently to announce that he would be doing something major soon, only to leave unspoken just exactly what that might be; and then to reply with an unhelpful "you'll see" when asked, directly, what he was referring to.

That is just a bit too coy for my tastes.

Perhaps it was something that genuinely could not be mentioned in public. In that case, however, it would have been much better to say nothing about the matter, until after it had transpired.

This way, it amounted to nothing more than a tease.

Was President Trump simply toying with the press (which he truly loathes)? Perhaps. But it should be borne in mind that over 300 million other Americans--Americans who are in no way attached to the press--were also made the objects of this tease.

This does not strike me as typical presidential behavior.

What do others think?
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I don't think you much care what he does for the country, just what he does to the democrats. You are a great American
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Damn glad when he does so. Bring it on, time to change the landscape.

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I consider myself a Donald Trump supporter. Much of the opposition to the man strikes me as either reflexive or partisan (which often are the same thing(; and this forum shows plenty of examples.

But the did leave himself open to fair criticism, in my opinion, when he called a press conference recently to announce that he would be doing something major soon, only to leave unspoken just exactly what that might be; and then to reply with an unhelpful "you'll see" when asked, directly, what he was referring to.

That is just a bit too coy for my tastes.

Perhaps it was something that genuinely could not be mentioned in public. In that case, however, it would have been much better to say nothing about the matter, until after it had transpired.

This way, it amounted to nothing more than a tease.

Was President Trump simply toying with the press (which he truly loathes)? Perhaps. But it should be borne in mind that over 300 million other Americans--Americans who are in no way attached to the press--were also made the objects of this tease.

This does not strike me as typical presidential behavior.

What do others think?
he is a salesman or rather a promoter and a very good one.
you have to figure out what he is trying to sell right now or possibly what he's trying to avert your eyes from
I am to weary too ponder his schemes . he generally scares me. and that is not partisan. i think many people fear his antics will hurt the country.
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That it isn't typical presidential behaviour.
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I think he has a plan that will put the left wing in it's place once again.

Damn glad when he does so. Bring it on, time to change the landscape.

Regards, Kirk
I think pj was talking about his meeting with the military leaders and press regarding North Korea/Iran etc..
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I think pj was talking about his meeting with the military leaders and press regarding North Korea/Iran etc..
Kirk shows what is wrong with this country. The right has divided the country and go so far as to believe they are at war with the left.
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and the rest of the country just thinks they are nuts. But then Trump is the president.
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Kirk shows what is wrong with this country. The right has divided the country and go so far as to believe they are at war with the left.
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