Sunday, 22 January 2017

Character and Power

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To many people Donald Trump comes across as an alpha male, a snarling bully with a giant ego who objectifies women and takes offence at the slightest hint of criticism.

I don't think the new President has seen much adversity in his life, but we now may be embarking on an experiment that tests President Lincoln's wise words to destruction.   


Selective Memory (21/01/17)

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Donald Trump is obsessed with figures and poll ratings except where they don't serve his purpose.

In the statement below Team Trump hails the result of the 2016 presidential election while glossing over the fact that Barack Obama and Bill Clinton both achieved more impressive results with their election victories.

Just as the turnout on inauguration day for Barack Obama back in 2009 dwarfed the numbers that turned up in Washington DC yesterday for Donald's big day.

The other big number that Trump fails to mention is that he actually lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton by 3 million votes (65 to 62 million), unlike his recent Republican predecessors.