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Joy Reid unclothes Trump and his GOP faithful

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  • Liberal Democrat
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    Joy Reid, The Daily Beast, April 15, 2017: The Tale of Trump: Power Not Greatness

    "Donald Trump clearly wants to go down in history as a great man. He will be disappointed."

    Joy Reid is one of my favorite journalists. I think her Easter Day column in the Daily Beast describes Trump and the hypocritical GOP faithful quite accurately.

    Happy Easter.

  • Liberal Democrat
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    He definitely is power hungry.

    pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/president-t...

    The transcript:

    pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/the-choice-...

  • Center Left
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    Joy Reid is quite good.

    Happy Easter to all.

  • Independent
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    Schmidt Wrote:

    Joy Reid, The Daily Beast, April 15, 2017: The Tale of Trump: Power Not Greatness

    "Donald Trump clearly wants to go down in history as a great man. He will be disappointed."

    Joy Reid is one of my favorite journalists. I think her Easter Day column in the Daily Beast describes Trump and the hypocritical GOP faithful quite accurately.

    Happy Easter.

    Yes Schmidt; talking about an huge hypocrite. But yeah those Jesus freaks are now super happy with the Planned Parenthood killing; sure that improves their backwards lives. At least the Pope even said that Trump was absolutely not Christian. Thus "evangelicals" you voted for the "devil", the Pope said so. What an total sick country!

    Joy Reid got it right. But his "holiness" Pence is in trouble because he's not the "Jesus Easter bunny" in Indiana right now because he's in S.Korea, so his reserved place in "heaven" is moved down to number 1,000,000,000 on the waiting list on Mars. Kussner is ahead of him, as are all Jews. Catering and "removal" is done by United up there, because "heaven" is overbooked.

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    *Footnote: Keeping everything in perspective remember Roy Cohn's influence on Trump.

    Say anything and never never admit or apologize.

  • Liberal Democrat
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    Dockadams Wrote:

    He definitely is power hungry.

    pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/president-t...

    The transcript:

    pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/the-choice-...

    Dockadams -- Thanks for the PBS link. I found this description of Trump's stint at the New York Military Academy while in the 7th grade very revealing.

    SANDY McINTOSH: We were in a culture of hazing at the military school. Everyone— I mean, that’s just the way it was.

    HARRY FALBER You got hit, you may have gotten slammed against the wall, you got put artificially into fights.

    NARRATOR: But the rough and tumble didn’t seem to bother Donald. He thrived.

    GWENDA BLAIR, Author, The Trumps: He liked it. Apparently, he really liked it. He liked the accountability. He liked the kind of clarity of it. And he liked that there was a medal and a prize for everything.

    NARRATOR: He was a star athlete. He claimed he could have played pro baseball. But his classmates agree he was proudest of winning the ultimate accolade in an all-boys school— he was named “Ladies’ Man” in the school yearbook.

    Hugh Hefner, the publisher of Playboy, was a role model for many of the boys.

    MICHAEL D’ANTONIO: Yeah, I— you know, he had a very Hugh Hefner Playboy magazine view of success.

    NARRATOR: The young cadets learned a lot from Playboy magazine and what they called “barracks talk.”

    SANDY MCINTOSH: In fact, our biggest advice in, you know, our lives came from Playboy magazine. That’s how we learned about women. That was all of my adolescence. And that’s why getting out of military school was difficult. You had to realize that you couldn’t just follow the Playboy philosophy.

    NARRATOR: They would graduate and grow up, but Donald’s classmates say, in some ways, he hasn’t changed at all.

    SANDY McINTOSH: The things that we talked about at that time in 1964 really are very close to the kind of way he talks now. I hear these echoes of the barracks life that we had and that we grew out of.

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    I think this conversation about Trump as a young 7th grader thriving in rough and tumble of the Military Academy says a lot about Donald Trump and his genetic make-up. Donald Trump takes after his father, Fred Trump. He is what he is largely because of his genes.

    It fits with what Joy Reid writes about him..."the vulgar man-child in the White House, who believes in nothing but the pursuit of loot and headlines..."

  • Liberal Democrat
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    Washington Post, January 9, 2016: 50 years later, disagreements over young Trump’s military academy record

    Additional reporting on Trump's attendance at the New York Military Academy...

  • Liberal Democrat
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    Schmidt Wrote:
    Dockadams Wrote:

    He definitely is power hungry.

    pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/president-t...

    The transcript:

    pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/the-choice-...

    Dockadams -- Thanks for the PBS link. I found this description of Trump's stint at the New York Military Academy while in the 7th grade very revealing.

    SANDY McINTOSH: We were in a culture of hazing at the military school. Everyone— I mean, that’s just the way it was.

    HARRY FALBER You got hit, you may have gotten slammed against the wall, you got put artificially into fights.

    NARRATOR: But the rough and tumble didn’t seem to bother Donald. He thrived.

    GWENDA BLAIR, Author, The Trumps: He liked it. Apparently, he really liked it. He liked the accountability. He liked the kind of clarity of it. And he liked that there was a medal and a prize for everything.

    NARRATOR: He was a star athlete. He claimed he could have played pro baseball. But his classmates agree he was proudest of winning the ultimate accolade in an all-boys school— he was named “Ladies’ Man” in the school yearbook.

    Hugh Hefner, the publisher of Playboy, was a role model for many of the boys.

    MICHAEL D’ANTONIO: Yeah, I— you know, he had a very Hugh Hefner Playboy magazine view of success.

    NARRATOR: The young cadets learned a lot from Playboy magazine and what they called “barracks talk.”

    SANDY MCINTOSH: In fact, our biggest advice in, you know, our lives came from Playboy magazine. That’s how we learned about women. That was all of my adolescence. And that’s why getting out of military school was difficult. You had to realize that you couldn’t just follow the Playboy philosophy.

    NARRATOR: They would graduate and grow up, but Donald’s classmates say, in some ways, he hasn’t changed at all.

    SANDY McINTOSH: The things that we talked about at that time in 1964 really are very close to the kind of way he talks now. I hear these echoes of the barracks life that we had and that we grew out of.

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    I think this conversation about Trump as a young 7th grader thriving in rough and tumble of the Military Academy says a lot about Donald Trump and his genetic make-up. Donald Trump takes after his father, Fred Trump. He is what he is largely because of his genes.

    It fits with what Joy Reid writes about him..."the vulgar man-child in the White House, who believes in nothing but the pursuit of loot and headlines..."

    I read the WP link that Schmidt posted below your post, and wonder what type of kind of medical deferment he had to get out of being sent to Vietnam?

    Yes, he surely loves attention, he thrives on it.

  • Liberal Democrat
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    Politico: Trump evades specifics on his draft deferment

    "Bone spurs" in his heel...then a high draft number.