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Sat Nov 14, 2020, 08:46 PM

The Case for Political Exile for Donald Trump

Emperor Donald I ...... history offers a solution that could work to everyone’s advantage: political exile.

In April 1814, Napoleon Bonaparte abdicated the throne of France..... It was a humiliation, but not a total one. The treaty allowed Napoleon to keep his title of “emperor” and gave him a new principality to rule: the Mediterranean island of Elba...

.....Following this precedent, why not give Trump his own island realm, and an imperial title to go with it? The chance to call himself Emperor Donald I might satisfy even this most titanic of egos and make up for the humiliating election loss to “Sleepy Joe.” Trump could build himself a palace, copying the décor from his penthouse in Trump Tower, which was itself inspired by Versailles. He could install Rudy Giuliani as Grand Chamberlain, and William Barr as his Lord High Executioner. Ivanka and Don Jr. could fight over who would inherit the crown. As absolute monarch, Trump could ban abortion, immigration and taxes, while declaring gun ownership mandatory for all his subjects. He could build a new Trump International Hotel, fly in supporters to stay there, and then stage rallies with them to his heart’s content.

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Reply The Case for Political Exile for Donald Trump (Original post)
reACTIONary Nov 14 OP
unblock Nov 14 #1
reACTIONary Nov 14 #4
rustysgurl Nov 14 #2
reACTIONary Nov 14 #3
Rorey Nov 14 #5
reACTIONary Nov 14 #9
Zambero Nov 14 #6
EarnestPutz Nov 14 #7
rainin Nov 14 #8
reACTIONary Nov 14 #10
rainin Nov 14 #11
UTUSN Nov 15 #12
Progressive Jones Nov 15 #13

Response to reACTIONary (Original post)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 08:49 PM

1. Great idea! Let's give him bikini atoll!

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Response to unblock (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 08:52 PM

4. +10 nt

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Response to reACTIONary (Original post)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 08:50 PM

2. Not in this digital age.

He would incite riots remotely and folks in the U.S. would do his bidding from afar.

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Response to rustysgurl (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 08:52 PM

3. His island paradise does not necessarily come equipped..

... with high speed internet. Maybe not even 9600 baud dialup.

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Response to reACTIONary (Original post)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 08:54 PM

5. Who will pay for this?

Cuz I don't think he has any money, and he's grifted our country quite enough.

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Response to Rorey (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 09:41 PM

9. I think his supporters should pay for it...

... put a special excise tax on maga merch.

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Response to reACTIONary (Original post)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 09:00 PM

6. With two legislative bodies

Built-in "Grim Reaper" authority. One chamber headed up by Rosie O'Donnell, the other by Better Midler. And Hillary and Obama would continue to live in his brain rent-free.

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Response to reACTIONary (Original post)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 09:01 PM

7. Idi Amin ended up in Saudi Arabia. I'm sure he'd be welcome there. Though the Saudis....

....might have slightly higher standards today and say "No, thank you, Donald".

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Response to reACTIONary (Original post)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 09:21 PM

8. We haven't closed Gitmo.

In January 2018, Trump signed an executive order to keep the detention camp open indefinitely. 40 detainees remain at Guantanamo Bay. We could make it 41. Then work to release all but him.

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Response to rainin (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 09:43 PM

10. That would be curl and unusual...

... for the other 40.

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Response to reACTIONary (Reply #10)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 09:50 PM

11. The other 40 could use the time until release to extract an apology from tRump

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Response to reACTIONary (Original post)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 02:00 AM

12. Anywhere but here! & exile goes *way* back in time, there's a reason for it!

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Response to reACTIONary (Original post)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 04:49 AM

13. He deserves a jail cell or a noose, not a reward. nt

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