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Donald Trump's never ending rallies

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    Donald Trump has held 85 rallies since being elected president. Nine of them were held after he was elected on November 8, 2016 but before he was sworn in as President on January 20, 2017. These first nine he called "Victory Rallies". But starting in February 2017 he has been holding rallies continually until now. Five have been held in this month of November alone, 12 months before the next election.

    None of the rallies seem to have anything of importance. They are largely held to feed Trump's ego as the attendees are carefully selected to provide loud and boisterous accolades to Trump as he provides a self congratulatory monologue of lies and distortions about his accomplishments as president while also vilifying anyone who at the time might have crossed him...Adam Schiff for example.

    He has made zero attempts to broaden his base to appeal to the entire electorate. No -- his rallies, speeches and tweets are designed to appeal to only his rabid base and no one else. It his base that he is counting on to re-elect him in 2020 in huge numbers while Democrats are divided on ideology and are applying purity tests in earnest to disqualify just about everyone.

    For example, many of the die hard Bernie crowd -- the 12 percent who crossed over and voted for Trump in 2016 -- are ready to do that again. They have not seen the "error of their ways" in voting for Trump in 2016 but rather blame Hillary for inciting them to do so. They hate Elizabeth Warren as much as they hated Hillary. Unless Democrats select Bernie in 2020, many of them will stay away or remain hitched to the Trump bandwagon.

    Bernie rallies in that respect are not all that different from Trump rallies. They feed Bernie's ego, but Bernie's message is the same as it was in 2016 appealing to a narrow base for a "socialist revolution". No compromises. The Bernie way or the highway.

    Anyway getting back to the topic of Trump rallies. If Trump's not attending rallies, he is golfing or tweeting or watching Fox News or maybe hosting a foreign leader to brag and lie again about his accomplishments. When does he have time to do the day-to-day job of the presidency? Oh maybe that's senior advisor Jared Kushner's job now...from Middle East peace broker to wall builder.

    Just ranting on Good Friday. No need to comment. You know it all too well. I'm preaching to the choir. But did you count 85 rallies?

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    Trump loves spending other people's money, as we have seen him do in the past, with his large bank loans and using people and the companies they own to make himself better.

    "Specific Air Force One Costs

    The $200,000-plus hourly Air Force One cost covers everything from fuel, maintenance, engineering support, food and lodging for the pilots and crew and other operational costs that include the use of special communications equipment."

    https://www.thoughtco.com/cost-of-air-force-one-3367476

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    As President, Donald Trump spends as much of his leisure time as possible at his own hotels. He never takes an Obama type working vacation to tour national parks or other venues that require overnight stays. He often makes short trips to rallies but then gets back on Air Force One to Mar-a-Lago or another of his hotels at stop overs in Las Vegas, Chicago, Honolulu, or international locations.

    Barack Obama liked staying in Hampton Inns and even promoted the inn as being more friendly and less formal than many 5 star hotels...cheaper too. I cannot see Donald and Melania Trump staying in a Hampton Inn. He'll sleep in Air Force One before he stoops that low.

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    I guess it is not the issue; it is his "spending" on all his useless trips. He needs more protection as well than Obama had, because of his "family" and he's more scared than anyone. Furthermore he wants luxury because he thinks like an Czar.

    Right now he has already spent more than billion on his trips and rally's. Is n't time he starts running the country?

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    Yes 85 rallies as president is unprecedented.

    And 241 golf outings is also unprecedented. That's nearly 22 percent of his days in office at one of his golf properties for some portion of the day. The amount spent on Secret Service protection on these outings is unprecedented.

    And 2568 tweets (seven per day) are unprecedented.

    And 13,435 lies (15 per day) as of October 9, 2019 are unprecedented.

    And some 150 Trump administration dismissals and resignations is unprecedented.

    The number of indictments and convictions is still pending, but when done will likely be unprecedented.

    I guess you could say the Trump presidency has many records made and being made. Sheesh.

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    Yes 85 rallies as president is unprecedented.

    And 241 golf outings is also unprecedented. That's nearly 22 percent of his days in office at one of his golf properties for some portion of the day. The amount spent on Secret Service protection on these outings is unprecedented.

    And 2568 tweets (seven per day) are unprecedented.

    And 13,435 lies (15 per day) as of October 9, 2019 are unprecedented.

    And some 150 Trump administration dismissals and resignations is unprecedented.

    The number of indictments and convictions is still pending, but when done will likely be unprecedented.

    I guess you could say the Trump presidency has many records made and being made. Sheesh.

    Obviously, Trump is abusing his presidential privileges. And it's costing a fortune. But his backers don't care, they believe he is righteous.
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    And no one blinks! If Obama would have done any of what Trump is doing he would have been in jail for 100 years.

    He's going to London just to get away from his self inflicted mess so he can irritate the Europeans for a change. In the meantime, as with all his bankruptcy's, he acts like he's the king and can't be touched with any "impeachments" or our weak laws.

    But yeah, this country has been asking for all of this for years and did nothing at all to improve our laws or election system; let alone made solid laws for the limits of Presidents. Thus an self inflicted wound , which is not healing at all because everyone is sound asleep.