So this is why Trump's presidency is such a failure

 
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Of course, it all makes sense now. It's those pesky, archaic and no good "checks and balances" and, ugh, "constitution" that's preventing him from making America great again. After all, what have democratic safeguards and human rights keeping the government in check ever done for us?

As per The Guardian:

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On his 100th day in office on Saturday, facing historically low popularity ratings, a succession of intractable foreign crises and multiple investigations of his links with Moscow, Donald Trump reminded the nation that 1 May was Loyalty Day.

The day is a US tradition dating back to the cold war, when it was a bolster to stop May Day becoming a rallying point for socialists and unionised workers, but for an embattled president learning politics on the job it has an added resonance.

In an interview with Fox News to mark the 100-day mark, he declared himself “disappointed” with congressional Republicans, despite his many “great relationships” with them.

He blamed the constitutional checks and balances built in to US governance. “It’s a very rough system,” he said. “It’s an archaic system … It’s really a bad thing for the country.”

The Loyalty Day announcement came amid a flurry of other proclamations to mark the milestone at which the early stages of American presidencies are traditionally measured. The coming seven days were named both National Charter Schools Week and Small Business Week. May has been burdened with being simultaneously: National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, Older Americans Month, Jewish American Heritage Month, National Foster Care Month, as well as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

Such announcements help a president look busy, especially at such heavily scrutinised milestones as the 100-day mark, and particularly for an inexperienced politician rapidly learning the limits of presidential power, even with a solid Republican majority in Congress.

He has failed to get any of his priorities turned into legislation in the face of party disunity, and his attempt to rule by executive order has been largely hollow. His decrees have been either meaningless, like his one-page, detail-free tax reform plan, or have been blocked by the courts, such as his travel ban for Muslim countries and refugees.

Trump’s approval ratings have remained mired at historic lows for a presidency in what is supposed to be a honeymoon period, hovering around – and frequently below – the 40% mark, well below his recent predecessors at this stage in their presidencies.

But his core supporters have remained faithful, choosing to believe that the mainstream media are purveyors of fake news, rather than accept that the Trump presidency has not been the unrivalled success the president has claimed. They have also accommodated Trump’s affinity for Vladimir Putin. The percentage of Republicans who see Russia as an unfriendly state has fallen from 82% in 2014 to 41% now, according to a CNN/ORC poll.

On his 100th day, Trump turned to this loyal base to sound off on the issue that bonds them most tightly – economic nationalism. On an otherwise leisurely Saturday, during which his only other engagement was a call with the CIA director, Mike Pompeo, the president was due to attend an evening rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, where disenchanted workers defected from the Democrats in droves in the 2016 election. While visiting the town, he was also due to sign an executive order to establish an office of trade and manufacturing policy, which will help push his drive for import substitution.

In his weekly presidential address, he also focused on jobs, pointing to evidence of an economic revival that has been previously contested as a result of corporate decisions made before Trump came to office. He claimed that car companies were “roaring back in”, an apparent reference to General Motors’ plans and Ford’s decision to expand in Michigan, which both appeared to be part of their long-term strategy.

Trump also claimed that his approval of the Keystone oil pipeline from Canada would create tens of thousands of jobs. That will be true in the short term, during the construction phase, but after that keeping the pipeline going is expected to employ 35 people on a permanent basis.

The gap between the extreme bravado of Trump’s claims and the daily realities of governing has deepened public cynicism. In a new Gallup poll, just 36% declared him honest and trustworthy, down from 42% in early February. His general approval rating stood at 40%.

here is strong evidence, however, that the fact-checking of presidential claims is having a small and dwindling impact on true Trump loyalists. His support remains strong in traditional blue collar areas and evangelical strongholds, where there is more trust in the president than the mainstream media. The president has relentlessly assaulted the media, launching an attack per day on average since he took office, denouncing negative news as fake news, and there are signs the relentless offensive has inflicted wounds. One poll released on Friday found that more people trusted the White House than political journalists.

Against that background there were reports yesterday that Steve Bannon, the champion of economic and ethnic nationalism, was making a political comeback in the White House, and that he remained a bulwark of Trump’s strategy to secure his core support and win again in 2020.

His hand has been seen behind the rapid-burst issue of protectionist moves in the run up to the 100th day, picking fights with Canada over milk and softwood imports, and measures to shield the aluminium industry from foreign competition.

“All of these people who say the president doesn’t have an ideology, they’re wrong,” one unnamed Bannon ally told political news site The Hill. “He does have an ideology, and it’s Bannon’s ideology. They are just now figuring out how to implement it.”

Bannon was also said to have drafted an executive order withdrawing the US from the North American Free Trade Area (Nafta), but on Thursday Trump decided simply to issue a call for its renegotiation reportedly after having been shown a map showing it would cost the most jobs in states that had supported him in the election. The battle between countervailing factions in the Trump White House continues to ebb and flow, but the president’s reflexes in times of adversity lead him to fall back on the “America First” narrative that got him elected in the first place.

Daily reminder that people actually voted for this man and still support him to this day.


 
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I'm pretty sure this ranks pretty low on the pole of "Reasons Trump's Presidency is a failure"


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Its a failure? Could have fooled me. My stocks are at an all time high.


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"When nine and nine meet nine, the depths of reason shall stir. When the seal of creation is broken, a voice like thunder shall sound, and thou shalt know—We have arrived."
Daily reminder that people actually voted for this man and still support him to this day.

Hopefully this'll mean 2020 isn't bombarded with shitty contenders. I know the phrase is a meme by now, but honestly even at his failing old age, Bernie might actually have a chance. Still hoping for a McCain uprising though.

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picking fights with Canada over milk

This is the most laughable part. Canada isn't trying to bully milk farmers here in the US, they're just trying to protect their own Canuck milk farmers. Besides, we all know if you want to sell milk in Leaf Land, you gotta do it the bizarre way and do it in fucking bags.


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I love you, son.
trump and may should both just get the fuck out tbh


 
 
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So they are still going on about Russia and how Bannon is the mastermind behind the memes?

It's no wonder the Guardian is haemorrhaging money.

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here is strong evidence, however, that the fact-checking of presidential claims is having a small and dwindling impact on true Trump loyalists.
Because the ''fact-checking'' is a load of spurious horseshit?

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His support remains strong in traditional blue collar areas and evangelical strongholds, where there is more trust in the president than the mainstream media.
I'm at a loss, how can people not trust the media who do not tell lies.

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The president has relentlessly assaulted the media, launching an attack per day on average since he took office,
You mean he fought back against the unending deluge of absolute bollocks that these parasites started slinging at him since he started to take the lead in the primaries? Imagine. My. Fucking. Shock.

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denouncing negative news as fake news, and there are signs the relentless offensive has inflicted wounds. One poll released on Friday found that more people trusted the White House than political journalists.
Funny how the worm has turned.


 
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Hopefully this'll mean 2020 isn't bombarded with shitty contenders. I know the phrase is a meme by now, but honestly even at his failing old age, Bernie might actually have a chance. Still hoping for a McCain uprising though.
McCain is gonna be 8-fucking-4, dude. Bernie will be 79. If they don't kick the bucket by then, they'll almost certainly die in office. We need someone young.

And no, there is absolutely no reason to believe that 2020 won't be bombarded with shitty contenders.

Because it will be.

Kanye West is gonna end up winning because you're all fucking idiots and giggling schoolgirls who think this is all a joke.


 
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Its a failure? Could have fooled me. My stocks are at an all time high.

Were your stocks terrible over the past 6 years?
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I'm pretty sure this ranks pretty low on the pole of "Reasons Trump's Presidency is a failure"
That's fake news talking Icy.


 
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I'm pretty sure this ranks pretty low on the pole of "Reasons Trump's Presidency is a failure"
That's fake news talking Icy.

Alternative facts.



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"When nine and nine meet nine, the depths of reason shall stir. When the seal of creation is broken, a voice like thunder shall sound, and thou shalt know—We have arrived."
McCain is gonna be 8-fucking-4, dude. Bernie will be 79. If they don't kick the bucket by then, they'll almost certainly die in office. We need someone young.

I want to believe.

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And no, there is absolutely no reason to believe that 2020 won't be bombarded with shitty contenders.

Because it will be.

Kanye West is gonna end up winning because you're all fucking idiots and giggling schoolgirls who think this is all a joke.

Everyone jokes about this but I seriously doubt we'll get another meme candidate in 2020.


 
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Everyone jokes about this but I seriously doubt we'll get another meme candidate in 2020.
You say that now.

We said that four years ago.


 
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The only thing I'm worried about is him saying the Checks and Balances are archaic and a bad thing. Not because he will remove them or bypass them in his presidency, but because beating that drum will degrade the power of it over time. Dictators to democratic nations don't suddenly take over from one person all of the sudden (unless it's a coup). The institutions are weakened over time. It's happened plenty of nations, most famously with Rome's Republic.
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Everyone jokes about this but I seriously doubt we'll get another meme candidate in 2020.

Precedent is a strong concept in the political arena. While I don't imagine we'll get anyone quite as....shitty as Trump, his victory opens the door for a lot of people who aren't experienced in the realm of politics to jump into the fray.



 
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The only thing I'm worried about is him saying the Checks and Balances are archaic and a bad thing. Not because he will remove them or bypass them in his presidency, but because beating that drum will degrade the power of it over time. Dictators to democratic nations don't suddenly take over from one person all of the sudden (unless it's a coup). The institutions are weakened over time. It's happened plenty of nations, most famously with Rome's Republic.
Most recent example would be Erdogan, he's been 10-15 years in the making.

It's almost funny looking back at when he was just the mayor of Istanbul he was arrested for telling an Islamic poem, now look at where Turkey is.


 
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The only thing I'm worried about is him saying the Checks and Balances are archaic and a bad thing. Not because he will remove them or bypass them in his presidency, but because beating that drum will degrade the power of it over time. Dictators to democratic nations don't suddenly take over from one person all of the sudden (unless it's a coup). The institutions are weakened over time. It's happened plenty of nations, most famously with Rome's Republic.
Most recent example would be Erdogan, he's been 10-15 years in the making.

It's almost funny looking back at when he was just the mayor of Istanbul he was arrested for telling an Islamic poem, now look at where Turkey is.
Yeah I put Turkey there and then deleted it, but yeah.


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I think Trump will be re-elected and that's what I'm excited about. Finally someone with balls.


 
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Finally someone with balls.
Bush

stop trolling, fam


 
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Everyone jokes about this but I seriously doubt we'll get another meme candidate in 2020.
You say that now.

We said that four years ago.
Honestly I think Kanye deserves a chance.


 
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Everyone jokes about this but I seriously doubt we'll get another meme candidate in 2020.
You say that now.

We said that four years ago.
Honestly I think Kanye deserves a chance.

Your trolling has gotten so shitty lately.


 
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I DONT GIVE A SINGLE -blam!- MOTHER -blam!-ER ITS A MOTHER -blam!-ING FORUM, OH WOW, YOU HAVE THE WORD NINJA BELOW YOUR NAME, HOW MOTHER -blam!-ING COOL, NOT, YOUR ARE NOTHING TO ME BUT A BRAINWASHED PIECE OF SHIT BLOGGER, PEOPLE ONLY LIKE YOU BECAUSE YOU HAVE NINJA BELOW YOUR NAME, SO PLEASE PUNCH YOURAELF IN THE FACE AND STAB YOUR EYE BECAUSE YOU ARE NOTHING BUT A PIECE OF SHIT OF SOCIETY
Everyone jokes about this but I seriously doubt we'll get another meme candidate in 2020.
You say that now.

We said that four years ago.
Honestly I think Kanye deserves a chance.

Your trolling has gotten so shitty lately.
I'm not trolling, I never have trolled. Your moderation was always shitty and still is, so are your vapid and oversexualized posts.


 
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Everyone jokes about this but I seriously doubt we'll get another meme candidate in 2020.
You say that now.

We said that four years ago.
Honestly I think Kanye deserves a chance.

Your trolling has gotten so shitty lately.
I'm not trolling, I never have trolled. Your moderation was always shitty and still is, so are your vapid and oversexualized posts.

So, you seriously believe that Kanye West should be the President and Commander and Chief of the United States?

Can you tell me what qualities he possesses that you belief would make him excel at the job? Experience?


 
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Everyone jokes about this but I seriously doubt we'll get another meme candidate in 2020.
You say that now.

We said that four years ago.
Honestly I think Kanye deserves a chance.

Your trolling has gotten so shitty lately.
I'm not trolling, I never have trolled. Your moderation was always shitty and still is, so are your vapid and oversexualized posts.

So, you seriously believe that Kanye West should be the President and Commander and Chief of the United States?

Can you tell me what qualities he possesses that you belief would make him excel at the job? Experience?
believe* commander in chief*

If you took that post seriously and didn't realize I was being ironic that's on you.
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"When nine and nine meet nine, the depths of reason shall stir. When the seal of creation is broken, a voice like thunder shall sound, and thou shalt know—We have arrived."
I'm not trolling, I never have trolled.

:^)


 
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I'm not trolling, I never have trolled.

:^)
When have I trolled on here?


 
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This is not the greatest sig in the world, no. This is just a tribute.

Can you tell me what qualities he possesses that you belief would make him excel at the job?
well... He's not Hillary.


 
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Yeah, Kanye is the Trump equivalent on the left. I'd be very conflicted to vote for such an idiot.


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I would easily vote for Kanye over Trump and whatever pandering idiot the dems pick.


 
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and whatever pandering idiot the dems pick.
Trump chose the Republicans though :^)