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Question: What could Trump say or tweet that would lose the support of his base?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by MAGAorMIGA, Jul 16, 2019.

  1. MAGAorMIGA

    MAGAorMIGA Star commenter

    Is there anything?

    Is there any limit of morality or common decency that can't be breached without incurring severe electoral damage because his base will no longer vote for him, or is Trump's base secure no matter what racist, homophobic, misogynistic, belligerent, indecent stuff he comes out with on Twitter?

    Trump himself once boasted how he could shoot people and his base would still vote for him. Could he shoot 500, or 5000 people and would it still be true?
     
  2. artboyusa

    artboyusa Lead commenter

    You could let just one day go by without posting about Trump, you know.
     
  3. NoseyMatronType

    NoseyMatronType Lead commenter

    Trump is the champion of the militantly stupid. They find succour and empowerment for their lazily complacent views in the content of his stream-of-unconsciousness drivel.

    So the answer is 'no', though I do have some genuine sympathy for that less vocal and hapless portion of his supporters who have been disenfranchised by the policies of neoliberalism but still can't figure out for themselves why they are in this position and are embracing a cure that is worse than the disease.
     
  4. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Lead commenter

    Remove all border controls.
     
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  5. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Yes!

    He could advocate GUN CONTROL! He could oppose the NRA!

    (But that will never happen.)
     
  6. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    The problem with Trump, which also goes for Boris the Johnson, Farage, and others from backgrounds where there was money (probably Cameron and Osborne and many others), and this is apart from them being obvious narcissistic sociopaths, is that they were never told "no". No you cannot do that, say that, have that. These are phrases they have never heard, or if they have, they have not been applied rigorously. They think, because they have had everything on a plate, they can do and say what they want, anytime, anywhere, and that rules and laws do not apply to them. None of them are fit to represnt their constituency or country, and they need to be stopped.
     
  7. CheeseMongler

    CheeseMongler Lead commenter

    Nothing. As in, if he would just **** for a few weeks, maybe a month, he'd be forgotten by his supporters because he doesn't seem to do anything else tangible.
     
  8. CheeseMongler

    CheeseMongler Lead commenter

    Wow, acronyms are filtered?! Shut the front door then
     
  9. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    He can't live forever.
    Can he? :eek:
     
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  10. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    Re-arranging a well-known acronym to DOAF, is that what you meant? Cos a month is not what I had in mind. I dream of hot toasty pitchforky eternity. :mad:
     
  11. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    Though thinking on - hot'n'toasty... pitchfork with marshmallows ? Not sounding too bad.
    Maybe eternal polar thing where polar bears are always around to bite off the bits you haven't already lost to frostbite.
    "in fact, it's cold as hell" (thanks Elton)
     
  12. grumbleweed

    grumbleweed Lead commenter

    Apparently he's the least racist person you would ever meet. Just like he was the most humble a couple of years ago.
     
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  13. MAGAorMIGA

    MAGAorMIGA Star commenter

    That might be possible if Trump could go a whole day, just one teensy-weensy, measly day, without tweeting, saying or doing something outrageous and/or (generally and) grossly offensive.
     
  14. les25paul

    les25paul Star commenter

    Trump could say he was "fluid gender" was was going to move in with his new life partner named Moonflower to grow flowers and raise little ducklings.

    :)
     
  15. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    Like ANYONE would believe it!
     
  16. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    A story I heard is that Usain Bolt wanted to join one of Trump's gold clubs, but was told they don't accept black members. They said there's another club ten minutes down the road he could try.

    Apparently he said "Do you know who I am? I'm Usain Bolt!"

    "Well it will only be five minutes away for you then." they replied.

    Disgraceful if the story's true.
     
  17. Oscillatingass

    Oscillatingass Star commenter

    I have no expertise in US politics but I think the reason Americans continue to support Trump is common sense really. Although they may well dislike or be dismayed by some of his opinions/behaviour he is the nearest fit to their political beliefs so in many ways still represents them. He is the best they can hope for. It seems to me it is the same with Corbyn. Many folks are desperate for a socialist government so they will support Corbyn despite his numerous shortcomings and dubious associations.
     
  18. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Lead commenter

    #EverydayRacism.
     
  19. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Lead commenter

    Seems sound. His focus on the 4 Justice Democrats will also help to retain potential swing voters.
     
  20. Oscillatingass

    Oscillatingass Star commenter

    If you are going to quote me please follow T and Cs and use the full quote not a bit of it. Thanks.
     

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