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Thu Jan 14, 2021, 12:43 AM

Trump Rants in Near-Empty White House: I'll 'Never' Say Biden Won

While the president rages at his second impeachment, his staff has lost the will to fight.

Late afternoon on Wednesday, President Donald Trump made history, yet again. For his role in instigating last Wednesday’s bloody pro-Trump riot at the U.S. Capitol, the House of Representatives voted to impeach this president for the second time in roughly a year, making Trump the only president in American history to get impeached twice.

But for all the historic weight of the day, the Trump White House remained mostly quiet, drained of energy and much of its personnel. The president drifted in and out of the Oval Office, monitored the impeachment process on TV, and found time to award a medal to country singer Toby Keith. But by the time the sun fell on Washington, the president had yet to make a public appearance or emerge to pelt insults at the reporters on the premises. He couldn’t rage tweet about the latest impeachment or the Republicans on Capitol Hill who had gone along with it, because Twitter had already taken his Twitter away. And his staff was a husk compared to what it was just over a week ago, following a series of high-profile resignations from the administration last week and a steep plummet in morale in the building since the riot and death toll. Some West Wing brass, including White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, have spent recent days purposefully keeping a distance from Trump, as various advisers live out the final moments of the era by attempting to avoid triggering the president’s temper or making matters worse, somehow.

While photographers, reporters, and staff gathered at the White House, the president was sealed off by his aides, kept out of sight from the press. Even for Trump’s feel-good, arts medal ceremony held in the East Room, the cameras were barred. A U.S. Marine who kept appearing, then disappearing, at the entrance to the West Wing multiple times. It was practically the only indicator of whereabouts. (The Marine typically stands guard at those doors when the president is in the Oval Office.)

And all around Trump and much of the city, the signs were clear that life would go on without him, as an abundant presence of law enforcement and military personnel set up shop in the district in an effort to contain whatever mayhem or political violence that could happen during the week of Joe Biden’s inauguration.

“Today was a quiet day [in part] because that is what everyone wants,” the senior White House official said. “If we can keep things quiet and event-free between now and the Biden [inauguration] that’s a victory.”

https://www.thedailybeast.com/after-capitol-riots-trump-rants-in-near-empty-white-house-ill-never-say-biden-won

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Reply Trump Rants in Near-Empty White House: I'll 'Never' Say Biden Won (Original post)
Zorro Jan 14 OP
RockRaven Jan 14 #1
SunSeeker Jan 14 #2
sfstaxprep Jan 14 #5
SunSeeker Jan 14 #10
GulfCoast66 Jan 14 #14
gldstwmn Jan 14 #17
SunSeeker Jan 14 #18
GoneOffShore Jan 14 #19
SunSeeker Jan 14 #21
GoneOffShore Jan 14 #29
Celerity Jan 14 #30
Buckeye_Democrat Jan 14 #7
Marie Marie Jan 14 #8
LeftInTX Jan 14 #11
Nexus2 Jan 14 #33
LizBeth Jan 14 #3
brush Jan 14 #13
cwydro Jan 14 #15
captain queeg Jan 14 #26
brush Jan 14 #28
madaboutharry Jan 14 #4
LizBeth Jan 14 #6
Cha Jan 14 #9
msongs Jan 14 #12
roamer65 Jan 14 #16
DFW Jan 14 #20
Blue Owl Jan 14 #22
Demovictory9 Jan 14 #23
GReedDiamond Jan 14 #24
OhioTim Jan 14 #25
DFW Jan 14 #27
tanyev Jan 14 #31
bdamomma Jan 14 #32

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 12:47 AM

1. No one cares if you say it or not, shit bag. That's how irrelevant you are.

Choke on it.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 12:50 AM

2. So Tobey Keith decided to disgrace himself by accepting a medal ftom Trump?

What is he going to tell his grandkids, that Joe Biden gave him the medal?


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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 12:55 AM

5. Toby Keith Is A Right Winger

I'm sure he's a Cult Member, and will talk fondly of getting the medal from Drumpf.

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Response to sfstaxprep (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 01:04 AM

10. Had no idea. I'd rather have a root canal than listen to country.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 01:51 AM

14. He does not sing country music. He sings redneck pop.

Check out Sturgill Simpson. That’s country.

He won the Grammy for best country album in 16 but was not invited to the CMAs the next year. So he set up a busking performance outside the venue.

Why was he not invited? Maybe because he called Trump a “fascist fucking pig”.

Check out his music. It is great.

Will change you mind about country music.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #14)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 02:02 AM

17. Sturgill Simpson is the bomb

and his Instagram is a hoot. That's talent.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #14)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 02:54 AM

18. Well, I went to look at a few of his hits on YouTube....

And after your info about him, I REALLY wanted to like his music. But, like how I really want to like broccoli, I just can't make myself like it.

I do like some Johnny Cash tunes, and some country classics, but country in general makes me want to crawl out of my skin. Sorry, not sure why. But I just can't stomach it.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #18)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 03:00 AM

19. Try 'All The Roadrunning' - Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris

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Response to GoneOffShore (Reply #19)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 03:10 AM

21. I think I figured it out. Country is too slow and depressing for me.

This is more my speed:

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #21)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 04:10 AM

29. Love that as well.

Do you like Dire Straits?

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #21)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 04:29 AM

30. this is not too slow either



Label:
Bad Brain Records ‎– BB001
Format:
Vinyl, 7", Single
Country:
US
Recorded:
Dec 1979
Genre:
Rock
Style:
Hardcore, Punk





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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 12:56 AM

7. Ugh, probably displaying his gang colors/symbols too.

Cowboy hat, pseudo-masculinity, pseudo-patriot nonsense.

Just a guess since I didn't see it.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 12:57 AM

8. Remember when one of the Dixie chicks wore a t-shirt that said:

FUTK? She, with a big old smirk on her face, said that it stood for: Freedom Understanding Truth Knowledge but everyone knew that it meant: Fuck You Toby Keith. It was an epic troll.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 01:05 AM

11. Surpise surprise: Trump has not given a medal to Lee Greenwood

I really want Trump to give out worthless medals mainly because it may distract him from pardoning a bunch of bad people.
Might as well throw in Kid Rock, Ted Nugent and Chachi

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 09:44 AM

33. Trump is passing those medals out like Skittles.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 12:53 AM

3. What a pathetic person he is and the perfect way for him to go out, with a whimper.

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Response to LizBeth (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 01:34 AM

13. It had to end like this. Somehow we all knew trump would go down in flames.

And spectacularly. He fails at everything he touches.

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Response to brush (Reply #13)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 01:54 AM

15. True.

This.

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Response to brush (Reply #13)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 03:41 AM

26. I've said before, if karma is real trump will have a catastrophic fall

Kind of restores my faith in some longtime beliefs that it’s finally happening.

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Response to captain queeg (Reply #26)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 04:09 AM

28. Yep, he got a life-time hit of karmic pay back. He's gotten away with...

doing dirt to others for forever and it finally caught up with him.

It had to happen.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 12:54 AM

4. It will be so nice to wake up on Jan. 21

when this psychopath is no longer the president.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 12:56 AM

6. What a pathetic person he is and the perfect way for him to go out, with a whimper.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 01:03 AM

9. I'd prefer if the Traitor keeps PE Biden's name

out of his Fucking GD ASSMOUTH.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 01:19 AM

12. he should play golf every day for the next week. I won't mind nt

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 01:57 AM

16. I wonder if he's talking to the paintings yet.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 03:03 AM

20. My European colleagues always asked me

„How can you even function as a country with such a dangerous buffoon as president?“

I said to consider us as a big, sophisticated airliner on autopilot for a brief period of bumpy weather, with enough fuel to get through some turbulence until the captain can return from a brief break to the toilet.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 03:11 AM

22. Just get lost you fat fuck POS

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 03:15 AM

23. 5 more days!

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 03:22 AM

24. Toby Keith can take his Trump "medal" and shove it...

...up whichever one of his bodyholes is most appropriately uncomfortable in the extreme.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 03:28 AM

25. Why Won't THe Media Call Trump Mentally Ill?

?????????????

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Response to OhioTim (Reply #25)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 03:58 AM

27. "The Trump Institution for the Mentally Ill." Sort of like Air Force One

Air Force One is technically any plane where the president is traveling in it.

The Trump Institution for the Mentally Ill can be any house, vehicle, or hotel where Trump happens to find himself.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 08:36 AM

31. Closing time, Donny. You don't have to go home but you can't stay there.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 08:41 AM

32. is he talking to any

portraits????

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