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Mon Apr 13, 2020, 12:04 PM

Trump Declares He Has Power to 'Open Up' States, Not Governors

Source: Bloomberg

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Trump Declares He Has Power to 'Open Up' States, Not Governors

By Alex Wayne
April 13, 2020, 11:07 AM EDT Updated on April 13, 2020, 11:20 AM EDT

Trump didn't say which authority he could use to force opening
It's not clear if the country would comply with an order

President Donald Trump declared Monday that he has the power to "open up" states and relax social-distancing practices adopted to combat the coronavirus outbreak, not governors.

He didn't elaborate on how he reached his conclusion. The Trump administration issued guidance March 16 recommending Americans isolate themselves from one another to curb the spread of the virus, days after many governors, municipal leaders, businesses and families had already adopted the practices themselves.

It isn't clear if the country would comply should Trump demand people return to work and school, particularly if the outbreak hasn't yet abated.

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Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-13/trump-declares-he-has-power-to-open-up-states-not-governors



HappyGoodFridayHat Retweeted

https://twitter.com/Popehat

Make no mistake: this tweet isn't "ignorant." It sets up the premise to blame governors who "disobey" Trump's call to reopen the country when he does it. It sows confusion and stokes anger at people other than himself. Doesn't matter if it's constitutionally correct.




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Also see:

Trump Claims He Can Force States To Reopen Economy

https://www.joemygod.com/2020/04/trump-claims-he-can-force-states-to-reopen-economy/

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Reply Trump Declares He Has Power to 'Open Up' States, Not Governors (Original post)
mahatmakanejeeves Apr 2020 OP
SummerSnow Apr 2020 #1
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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 12:08 PM

1. Oh and let me guess, if any state do not obey, he'll cut federal dollars to that state.

dictatorship much

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Response to SummerSnow (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 01:14 PM

31. That has a ring to it...

Circumventing Democracy at his best...

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Response to SummerSnow (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 01:43 PM

40. For sure

he will cut funding to those state’s. I think states will sue him if he does this. First he says it’s up to state’s to get the PPE and other medical equipment they need, and now he’s going to tell states they have to open up or lose funding. Like you say he is acting like a dictator.

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Response to SummerSnow (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 03:07 PM

57. Because blackmail worked so well against the President of Ukraine.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 12:09 PM

2. His ignorance of the Constitution & of how our government works is perfect. nt

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 04:14 PM

65. Not ignorant of the laws. Just a scoff-law with partners from McTurtle to vested $ interests. Putin,

and many within and without the US.

He's walking the walk. Take his new company (US) into bankruptcy. And letting "friends" take control.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 12:09 PM

3. 1) Trump won't do it, because he doesn't want people to see Guvs and Mayors defy him, but 2)...

...all he has to do is tell the Deplorables that it's all clear and anyone who says otherwise is the enemy. They'd all run out and mill around giving each other high-fives and wet kisses

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 12:09 PM

4. From the Party that screamed "States Rights!" for decades..

Think this will get them all fired up?

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Response to Grins (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 01:41 PM

39. Nah, only time these fucks gave two shits about states rights was when they could use them...

 

...to oppress people who didn't look, act, love, or believe as they did.

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Response to 47of74 (Reply #39)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 03:38 PM

64. Look how they scream when states protect women's rights, workers' rights, the environment,

Gun control. I truly wish their apoplexy would actually make their empty, hate-filled little heads explode.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 12:10 PM

5. "For the purpose of creating conflict and confusion"

He could have stopped right there.

It is the Reality Show script theme.

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Response to Yonnie3 (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 04:15 PM

66. Yup. Perfect.

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Response to Yonnie3 (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 08:56 PM

77. +10

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 12:16 PM

6. Okay Congress passes a bill that all money going to white house be shut off, food, electricty

and lets throw in water just for old time sake, no more gas cards, plane rides, golf cart outings, clean clothes, lawn cutting, tree trimming, everything, no one allowed to deliver food, everything............shut it the fuck down................

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Response to turbinetree (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 12:59 PM

24. I have a better idea

Get Congress to pass by a veto-proof majority a bill that seizes Trump’s golf clubs and bars him from eating fast food until he takes and passes a fourth-grade civics course.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #24)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 01:49 PM

42. I like it!

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #24)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 04:50 PM

72. I doubt he could pass a first grade spelling test

and I know that he will never pass any fourth grade tests. He is probably the only kid in America that flunked nap time in Kindergarten. He couldn't keep quite during it, instead he spent nap time bragging about how great he was to the other kids.

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Response to turbinetree (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 01:07 PM

27. Yep.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 12:23 PM

7. 10th Amendment

He needs to read that. LOL what am I thinking.. he doesn't read

ETA: "The powers not delegated to the US by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 12:24 PM

8. PSsssssssssssstttttttttt!

All you supporters of the NRA and Second Amendment; this is an example (if carried to its conclusion) of why the amendment exists. The Federal Government has no business overriding states and the actions they took to combat the virus. He thinks he's a fuckin' king...…...

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 12:24 PM

9. the cheerleader wants to play QB lol

what twit he is.

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Response to Blues Heron (Reply #9)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 12:38 PM

12. Oh that's good.

Stealing that.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 12:27 PM

10. Oh let me guess, Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania

and other swing states with Democratic governors to provoke a false conflict

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #10)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 12:49 PM

16. He's counting on them to balk at his "order"

That way he can tell folks it's not him that's keeping trapped at home but their governors.

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Response to Jake Stern (Reply #16)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 02:08 PM

46. He will then send in the military to "liberate" the states

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Response to Miguelito Loveless (Reply #46)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 08:51 PM

74. THAT will be the day this country dies.

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #74)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 09:32 PM

83. This country died the day

they passed the "Patriot Act".

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 12:37 PM

11. Tenth Amendment, Tenth Amendment, Tenth Amendment. No he can't, no he can't, no he can't.

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution are reserved to the states. Mentions of executive absolute authority, like mentions of God, are not in the Constitution.

A republic, if you can keep it.

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Response to Efilroft Sul (Reply #11)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 05:04 PM

73. Only GOVERNORS have the power.

Only GOVERNORS have the power. Mentions of executive absolute authority, are not in the Constitution.

AND DONNY, YOU ARE NOT THE "KING" .... you're only a Reality TV personality.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 12:40 PM

13. One thing I am impressed with by Republicans is the creativity of their evil.

Like it or not this is quite the master stroke of discord sowing.

Example: Trump declares the country "open and safe". You know every Republican governor will quickly open up shop but Dem governors will likely balk and keep the shelter in place orders active.

Trump tells people who are growing very frustrated by being essentially in lockdown that he did what he could and it's their governor that is keeping them trapped at home.

People, especially those priceless Indies, get pissed enough at the D's and vote R.


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Response to Jake Stern (Reply #13)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 12:50 PM

17. The states that follow Gump's lead will see a huge surge in COVID-19 cases.

These states have indies too. Is pissing them off an example of Trump's evil genius?

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Response to John Fante (Reply #17)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 12:55 PM

22. As long as it happens to somebody else

People in Trump humping states won't give two shits as long as they can go where they please.

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Response to Jake Stern (Reply #13)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 04:20 PM

68. (r)epuglicons are not that creative. Their handlers are, however.

Most elected (r)s are just puppets. Probably failed business people that found a new line of work. Or married into or friends with people with power.

Doubt you'll find a Rhodes Scholar prowling the halls of congress with a solid (r) attached.

They are pawns of a bigger game. Tea partiers, neo-con-artists, wannabe playboys. Easily bought and controlled.

Who is pulling their strings?

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 12:43 PM

14. No he can't

And if he wants it open in NJ - get ready for the non social distancing picnic all of the activist groups are going to have at Bedminster. Just you wait

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #14)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 12:52 PM

20. It's not about whether he actually has power

It's about him portraying governors, especially Dem governors, as being recalcitrant. Notice how he mentions "working with" governors.

It's all about passing the buck.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 12:48 PM

15. TX Gov. Greg Abbott will do whatever trump tells him to do.

And throw in a free blowjob for the prez, as well.

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Response to Paladin (Reply #15)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 12:52 PM

19. And turn Texas into the country's largest hotspot.

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Response to John Fante (Reply #19)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 02:45 PM

52. There is very little testing being done in Texas from what I've read.

No one knows the extent of the spread of the pandemic there. They can say there’s none.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 12:51 PM

18. What happened to states' rights, repukes?



You fucking deplorable shitbags.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #18)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 09:10 PM

79. States' rights! States' rights!

 

(Except when we’re counting votes in Florida. Then judicial activism is not only acceptable, it’s necessary!!)

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #18)

Tue Apr 14, 2020, 05:24 AM

87. That's only for guns and banning things

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 12:53 PM

21. It doesn't matter clearly he will blame whom ever anyway. Most aren't listening to him but the govs

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 12:56 PM

23. He's setting up more disorder.

His cult followers will believe him and rage at governors, mostly Democrats, who don't follow his "order".

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 01:02 PM

25. Trump wanted-and got the Govs to close down states, but now he says he and only he can open

them up . damn. damn

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 01:03 PM

26. How I hate that MoFo...

I wish he would just die already.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 01:09 PM

28. If he ever declares

he's a fucking jackass piece of amoeba diarrhea, I'll listen and support him. I'll even agree with him.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 01:10 PM

29. He will do what all repukes do

Torture sensible states by witholding much needed aid. $$$$$

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #29)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 08:53 PM

75. That is the day Congress needs to push the 25th.

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #75)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 09:13 PM

80. Pfffft

Re🤮s won't even vote on it. 🤬

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #80)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 09:16 PM

81. We don't NEED them.

Keep showing ads like "Midnight in Washington." Over and over and over and over and over . . . . .

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #81)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 09:21 PM

82. Good plan!

👍

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 01:12 PM

30. Emporer TRUMP declares he has the Power of a God....

to open up the country.... He needs to stay out of this,..

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 01:15 PM

32. delusional as always

We 10000x more confidence in governors than trump could ever acheive

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 01:17 PM

33. Who has the power to make sure the states CAN open up, without a huge death toll, shitler?

Oh, that's somebody else.

With All the Power comes No Responsibility. He's like a really fucked up Marvel comic.

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Response to Mc Mike (Reply #33)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 02:58 PM

53. MAGAneto

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Response to John Fante (Reply #53)

Tue Apr 14, 2020, 08:23 AM

89. Well played, sir. nt.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 01:17 PM

34. Let me get this straight.

When governors need life saving PPE supplies, Don tells them they're on their own.

But when it comes time to open the economy? It's none of their business.

God damn him.

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Response to Initech (Reply #34)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 01:58 PM

44. It's all about deflection

He's banking on being able to say "See? I tried to open the country back up but Governor (insert Dem governor) has chosen to disobey my order and keep you locked up!" prompting already frustrated citizens, especially in swing states like, Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, to aim their rage to their governors.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 01:20 PM

35. Wish traitor was physically in the parallel universe

he thinks he's in

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 01:21 PM

36. It is becoming obvious that Trumputin wants more Americans to die.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 01:28 PM

37. so trump thinks he has power to over rule Governors? Nice, I hope he does as this can make Joe Biden

job so much easier come Jan 2021

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 01:32 PM

38. WELL WELL WELL

Has a fine ring of QUID PRO QUO! I'm sure SOMEONE will be concerned!

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 01:47 PM

41. trumps trying to project this

Knowing it isn't true but will use it over and over like he's done many times. We already know he'll de-fund them just like he's done elsewhere to people, even contractors. He's trying to stiff us. If your in a blue state you get little or nothing, but their are many republicans he hurts too. Turning that state bluer, and in red states he'll hurt them there by forcing them back to work before the pandemic has ended. Turning them bluer. All while he claims he's more popular than ever.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 01:57 PM

43. I'm sure he has a legal memorandum

from Bullfrog Bill that tells him so.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 02:01 PM

45. rrriiiiiggggt. nt

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 02:18 PM

47. Sorry Donny, the governors are setting their own opening plans! They DONT NEED YOU! lololol

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 02:27 PM

48. He's going to have a shitting fit...

... when he finds out that the governors are going ahead and banding together to do it on their own. Why the hell should anyone trust him to do the right, safe, and smart thing at this point? I was kind of surprised at first that the governors were already having a conference about opening up their states again. When I first started listening to Cuomo & the other governors, I thought it was way too early to talk about opening the states. But now I see it's to forstall the orange idiot trying to do this himself because he thinks he knows best.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 02:30 PM

49. California has the 5th largest economy in the world

I'll wait until Governor Newsom and his team tell us when it's safe to start. not trump.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 02:33 PM

50. Good luck with that, president bodybags. nt

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 02:41 PM

51. And, once again, he's full of shite. n/t

-Laelth

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 03:02 PM

54. Yes, you tinpot dictator...we understand that you are delusional.

Now, go away.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 03:02 PM

55. Funny, I don't remember the states asking

for Gump's permission before shutting down.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 03:05 PM

56. Republicants are always for states rights

until they're against them.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 03:07 PM

58. Trump's ego can't handle reality. nt

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 03:14 PM

59. Tyrant

Dictator

Yup

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 03:17 PM

60. Governors can handle it.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 03:18 PM

61. The Prince of Tides

Hey Prince... ya got some toilet paper stuck on your shoe...

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 03:33 PM

62. Donie bodybags take responsibility for something? Who will he blame when things fall apart

under his narcissistic, death-dealing order?

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Response to niyad (Reply #62)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 08:56 PM

76. Donnie bodybags is the perfect name for him.

The epitome of a capitalist pig with no respect for the people.

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Response to Kath2 (Reply #76)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 10:47 PM

84. It is indeed. Cheerfully lifted from DU'er Blue Owl

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Response to niyad (Reply #84)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 11:15 PM

85. Thank you to Blue Owl.

I am cheerfully hoping that Trump will be gone soon.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 03:37 PM

63. The more Trump mismanages this crisis, the better chance he'll be defeated in November...

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 04:19 PM

67. Pardon us on the west coast who have aligned efforts & are rolling our eyes and ignoring this chump

If you REALLY don't like it, how about we create our own nation and you can suck an extra large bag of dicks, chumpy?

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Reply #67)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 04:24 PM

69. Sorry, that jackhole really gets under my skin. Time for a walk...

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 04:32 PM

70. The only dumb fucks who listen to drumph

are the ones who haven't been following directions anyway. This guy is a complete POS .

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 04:32 PM

71. Yet he doesn't have the power to help States when they are struggling with Covid

it's a joke to hear anyone say that he didn't know in january about the warnings.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 09:03 PM

78. He can't even open Disney World. Mickey Mouse will beat his ass

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 11:31 PM

86. Who was the female reporter who was on his ass?

I’m sorry but I cannot watch his “press conferences”. But who is the female reporter who was taking no shot from him today?

I loved her and we need more like her. She was making him come unglued!!!

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Response to hamsterjill (Reply #86)

Tue Apr 14, 2020, 05:51 AM

88. Kaitlin Collins, of CNN. A thread about this exchange was started after you posted.

Trump just stated publicly that he thinks he has dictatorial powers.

https://twitter.com/kaitlancollins

Kaitlan Collins Retweeted

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@kaitlancollins
: "You said when someone is president of the United States their authority is total. That is not true. Who told you that?"

President Trump: "We're going to write up papers on this...the governors need us one way or the other..."



More about that:

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #88)


Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Apr 14, 2020, 09:25 AM

91. "The accumulation of all powers ... may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny."

Walter Shaub Retweeted

James Madison in Federalist 47: “The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.”


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