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kentuck

(111,563 posts)
Sun May 24, 2020, 09:09 AM May 2020

What Trump could get away with, if he wanted to?

This is assuming that Mitch McConnell and the Republicans would do nothing to piss him off, just as they have done nothing up to this point.


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He could arrest James Comey and accuse him of crimes of the "deep state".
0 (0%)
He could cut Social Security and Medicare to help balance the budget.
0 (0%)
He could drop a nuclear weapon an an enemy or an ally.
0 (0%)
He could declare the Democratic Party an enemy of the state.
0 (0%)
He could invite Vladimir Putin for a visit to celebrate the Fourth of July.
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He could have Hillary Clinton arrested and ask for the death penalty.
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He could cut off all food stamps and aid to poor people in this country, including SSI.
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He could fire all the Joint Chiefs of Staff and appoint his own.
0 (0%)
None of the above
1 (25%)
All of the above
3 (75%)
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What Trump could get away with, if he wanted to? (Original Post) kentuck May 2020 OP
Moscow Mitch won't lift a finger to stop him. FoxNewsSucks May 2020 #1
Most of those things are beyond the power of his office. Laelth May 2020 #2
Hopefully, that is beyond his practical power. Suspect the military has thought empedocles May 2020 #3
Agreed. Laelth May 2020 #4
It remains to be seen if there is anything that Trump can't get away with Chainfire May 2020 #5
Russia sanctions empedocles May 2020 #6
K&R, because the court systems can take their time on judgement Trump can technically wait out uponit7771 May 2020 #7

FoxNewsSucks

(10,549 posts)
1. Moscow Mitch won't lift a finger to stop him.
Sun May 24, 2020, 09:23 AM
May 2020

He's providing cover for republicons to do their dirty work unobserved.

Laelth

(32,017 posts)
2. Most of those things are beyond the power of his office.
Sun May 24, 2020, 09:29 AM
May 2020

For better or for worse, the one thing he COULD DO would be to unleash our nuclear arsenal.

Let us hope that it doesn’t come to that.

-Laelth

empedocles

(15,751 posts)
3. Hopefully, that is beyond his practical power. Suspect the military has thought
Sun May 24, 2020, 09:44 AM
May 2020

that possibility out.

During 9/11 crisis, Cheney ordered all planes shot down, that did not obey his order.

Cheney: Order to Shoot Down Hijacked 9/11 Planes ...
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/cheney-order-to...
Former Vice President Dick Cheney on Sunday defended his Sept. 11, 2001, order to shoot down hijacked planes over Washington, saying the call was "necessary.'
During 9/11 crisis, Cheney ordered all planes shot down, that did not obey his order.

The military sent all the planes out to sea - and the orders were not followed.

[That was a more difficult, spontaneous response by the military].

There is hope.

Laelth

(32,017 posts)
4. Agreed.
Sun May 24, 2020, 10:05 AM
May 2020

I trust our military NOT to get us all killed. I suspect that our military would defy orders to launch nuclear weapons absent a pre-existing, armed, global conflict.

But you never know. It would only take a couple of MAGAts following the President’s orders to create a global disaster.

-Laelth

uponit7771

(90,574 posts)
7. K&R, because the court systems can take their time on judgement Trump can technically wait out
Sun May 24, 2020, 10:58 AM
May 2020

... broken lies.

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