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The latest on Trump's "wall"

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    Since the senate resolution did not have 67 votes, their resolution was not veto proof. Naturally, Trump vetoed it.

    That, however, does not mean that Trump is going to be able to steal funds from other projects for his vanity project, since 12 states (at last count) have sued to prevent him from moving forward.

    Most of our presidents have vetoed bills over the years. The "veto champion" was FDR, who issued an astonishing 635 vetoes during his 12 years in office.

    https://apnews.com/2997655d085043738ff0c0a31076efdd/gallery/afs:Medium:3945530255

    In a lot of ways, FDR was saddled with the same type of obstruction that Obama was, but managed to prevail often enough that he is considered one of our greatest presidents. Officially, Obama is ranked as our 8th greatest president, and I could not agree more.

    By vetoing the senate resolution, Trump conveyed a message to his base that he was STILL trying to get his wall erected, but "those darn Democrats" are in favor of "open borders".

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    I watched his veto speech. It was filled with rambling ranting riffs from the deranged mind of Donald Trump.

    1-2 lines of written script

    30sec - 120sec of riffing

    1-2 lines of written script

    30sec - 120sec of riffing

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    etc, etc, etc.... and in the background is over a dozen straight faced high government officials just standing behind him in a show of unity.

    I swear Trump is only person I have ever seen that can act like he totally wasted without ever having a drink. But, who knows what Antipsychotics medication he maybe be on. Does not matter anyway.

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    wwjd Wrote:

    I watched his veto speech. It was filled with rambling ranting riffs from the deranged mind of Donald Trump.

    1-2 lines of written script

    30sec - 120sec of riffing

    1-2 lines of written script

    30sec - 120sec of riffing

    1-2 lines of written script

    etc, etc, etc.... and in the background is over a dozen straight faced high government officials just standing behind him in a show of unity.

    I swear Trump is only person I have ever seen that can act like he totally wasted without ever having a drink. But, who knows what Antipsychotics medication he maybe be on. Does not matter anyway.

    Standing there and cheering were: Barr, Nielsen, Pence (he started the applauding) as well people in uniform. All of them belong in jail. Enjoying having lack on the Constitution as well locking up kids who did not commit crimes is criminal.

    Barr being there and stated that he was proud of Trump doing this, makes me puke.

    The "real" Barr showed his "colors"; I fear he will toss the Mueller report immediately into the garbage.

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    I saw the clips of the signing ceremony, and what has become Trump's trademark is to surround himself with sycophants who obligingly say a few "words of praise" for Trump. It's almost like they are giving Trump his "fix", not unlike a drug addict. Pence has got it down to an art with his sickening slavish praise for Trump, but that other prop in uniform must need to have his head examined. I mean this is the stuff made for Saturday Night Live without altering the script of the sycophants. We can laugh at it except that it does point to a serious mental sickness in the President and perhaps also Pence.
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    Schmidt Wrote: I saw the clips of the signing ceremony, and what has become Trump's trademark is to surround himself with sycophants who obligingly say a few "words of praise" for Trump. It's almost like they are giving Trump his "fix", not unlike a drug addict. Pence has got it down to an art with his sickening slavish praise for Trump, but that other prop in uniform must need to have his head examined. I mean this is the stuff made for Saturday Night Live without altering the script of the sycophants. We can laugh at it except that it does point to a serious mental sickness in the President and perhaps also Pence.
    Yes they are actual "traitors"; I hope all of this goes to the courts, who hopefully stick with the Constitution.
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    This morning, the House fell 38 votes short of the 286 needed to override Trump's veto of the resolution condemning his "national emergency". Temporarily, he can claim victory, but the reality is that it is still likely that the courts will block the extra money that Trump wants to extort from the military and other sources.

    https://tucson.com/news/national/govt-and-politics/the-latest-house-fails-to-override-trump-veto-on-border/article_e5404c49-9532-5b72-ac10-d0319c4538b4.html

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    (Arizona, the "thing" is blocked" unless you subscribe). Anyway, the 38 votes short are thus "traitors" against the Constitution and "common sense" ; the "courts" may even approve Trumps stolen money for the wall, if Trump appointed them.

    But yeah, I guess this country will find out the hard way what an "dictatorship" is all about. Putin/Kim/Xi will help him to achieve such and give him free lessons at the "dictator school" .

    Wasting 8.6 billion is no problem at all; Trump is used to waste money; it is his hobby: ask his "university, his casino's, Deutsche Bank etc..

    Trump claims now that "he" spent 91 billion on Puerto Rico; Wow; I did not know that "paper towels" did cost that much.

    Yes this is absolutely the most "stupid governed" country in the world, only Venezuela beats it right now.

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    Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee denied the Pentagon’s plan to shift $1 billion to build a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico, a move that while largely symbolic, highlights the concern lawmakers have about using the defense budget to pay for the wall. Inevitably, Trump's "national security" plan will wind up in court, since numerous have already filed suits against it.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-defense/house-armed-services-chairman-denies-1-billion-transfer-for-trump-wall-idUSKCN1R724J

    What is also interesting about this story is that ACTING Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan authorized the transfer of roughly $1 billion from other defense construction projects. Trump may think that the White House is a "well oiled machine", only 12 members of his cabinet (out of 22 positions) are still in the position they were in at the start of his administration. His cabinet is the wealthiest in the history of the country, as well as the most conservative. Several of his cabinet nominees politically opposed the federal departments they were selected to lead.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cabinet_of_Donald_Trump