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fred:
Early stages?
6:24 am — Thursday, 4 January 2018
50b89a46f448193bc28a8bbd61674b9521f200c73583e4da1f0a880e437e0065:
>A 71-year-old man who tells the same stories over and over: a narcissist in the early stages of dementia.

So what's a 44-year-old man who can't stop harping on about Trump over and over on an Apple blog?
8:29 am — Thursday, 4 January 2018
anonymous:
Wolff has a history of embellishing, embroidering, inflating and manufacturing quotes from sources named and unnamed alike.

Perhaps a half dozen whiskeys dull ones ability to detect bullshit.
9:46 am — Thursday, 4 January 2018
Paint the tires, ma!:
Damn the hash beat me to it.
1:17 pm — Thursday, 4 January 2018
anonymous:
These stories sell books and fuel furious outrage, but I'm not sure how true they really are.
5:15 pm — Thursday, 4 January 2018
Grubology 101:
I'm no fan of Trump or any other Republican, but Wolff is a well known, disgraced purveyor of fake news (I recall an incident in the late 90s). I'm surprised Gruber would even quote him... Actually, I'm not. Libtards circle-jerking in their echo chamber.
6:39 pm — Thursday, 4 January 2018
daniel:
Idiots (er, sorry, Trump apologists) are hilarious. The book is chock-o-block full of *on the record quotes* from all number of people within Trump's inner circle. Not even Bannon is claiming he was misquoted, and his quotes are among the most damning.

Whatever Wolff may or may not have done that supposedly taints him, the key thing here is that *a lot* of the worst stuff here is just direct and undisputed quotes from people who were present and observed the insane shit that is routine in the know-nothing Trump Administration.
8:44 pm — Thursday, 4 January 2018
Grubology 101:
daniel - I can't stand Trump either, but neither can I stand Wolff. He's a scam artist (Hollywood Reporter!?) and basically applies the Kuleshov effect to these (undisputed) quotes and spins the exact tale he wants. He has an agenda, unfortunately. However, I will read the entire book when it's out and defer any further comment until then. I just wish someone credible had written it (no, not sure who that might be, anymore - what a world we live in...).
9:14 pm — Thursday, 4 January 2018
Mr. Reality:
Come on. Guys like Steinbrenner and Trump got very rich in the toughest of businesses. The reason is they had a knack for creating chaos, forcing people out of their comfortable positions. These books and pull quotes aren't Trump at his worst. It's him at his BEST. It's how he works.

You may not like it, and you can call him an idiot if you like, but you can not argue with the RESULTS.

I'd be cheering for Hillary of she did what he has done so far (one year).

So far:
1) Massive tax reform benefitting poor and middle class most.
2) Repeal healthcare tax.
3) Shaken North Korea nearly to the point of collapse with mere words. His ramp up of pressure on them is fun to watch.
4) Shaken up the Middle East in a way that actually serves American interests with mere tweets and a refusal to give (as much) money to terrorist organizations or the U.N.
5) Not fucked up Irene response, or used any "crisis" to to foist unconstitutional, extra-judicial takings on the public.
6) Starting his attack now on over-regulation, which really means the alphabet soup of nonsense agencies (and the lobbyists who use regulatory power to serve narrow interests).
7) Not built a wall.
8) Done nothing to mess with the scofflaws affectionately called "Dreamers" by the press as the program expires on its own (its unconstitutional, btw).

The truth is that you can’t judge Trump by traditional metrics. He’s a once in a century political force who will be judged more on what he destroys than on what he creates. In the meantime, feelings will be hurt and some stupidity will go on. It's OK, because Trump is the destroyer of worlds, and because the world of Washington needs destroying.

Also, this blog is becoming a political blog because that is what gets pageviews now. Outrage. Not thought, just outrage, anger, and pot-stirring.
11:16 pm — Thursday, 4 January 2018
Patrick Henry, the 2nd:
Sounds like a bunch of made up shit from a bunch of liars who have an ax to grind, on the record or not.

And I'm a NeverTrumper, so fuck you if you think I support Trump.
11:25 pm — Thursday, 4 January 2018
anonymous:
Mr Reality nailed it.
1:58 am — Friday, 5 January 2018
Paint the tires, ma!:
Trump was raped by aliens and their alien sperm swam up his spinal cord and ate his brain. That's why he is the way he is: he's disabled.

Instead of hating him, Democrats should start showing some empathy. He's the first handicapped President!
2:19 am — Friday, 5 January 2018
Dire Warning:
The Kuleshov Effect doesn't apply here in any way. There isn't anything implicit in these direct quotes, and their sequence doesn't change their meaning in any significant way. If you can take one quote and have the same reaction to it independent of any other quote, that's not the Kuleshov Effect.

(Why does the news you don't agree with have to be fake? Why are people falling all over themselves to discredit the author and his book? It would be comical is if wasn't so sad. Do people realize that if these quotes are fake, this person will get sued out of existence? He has them on tape, dummies.)
5:23 pm — Friday, 5 January 2018
Grubology 101:
Well now he says himself he can't be quite sure it's true:

http://www.businessinsider.com/michael-wolff-note-says-he-doesnt-know-if-trump-book-is-all-true-2018-1

Not sure why people and the MSM is falling all over themselves over this book.
8:26 pm — Friday, 5 January 2018
Ero:
My breath is rarely taken away from DFwC, but Mr Reality's post is some serious hallucinogenic stuff. Seriously, Fox couldn't have written a better post about Trump, or MSNBC about Obama.

Whoever your supplier is, get me in touch.
3:25 am — Saturday, 6 January 2018
Ero:
No, you know what? I apologise, Mr Reality. I may feel you're out of touch, but ad hominems are not the way to suggest them.

If we were to talk about results, it'd be that the rest of the world has completely lost faith in the US. The Chinese are building schools and infrastructure in Africa and Asia, the US is bluster and hot air. That's the real takeaway, and it'll take decades to repair.

I say this from Australia, the US's de facto 51st state as far as foreign policy goes.
3:38 am — Saturday, 6 January 2018
Grubology 101:
Mr. Reality basically quoted this segment, verbatim: https://youtu.be/iVtoVUKai3M
4:39 pm — Monday, 8 January 2018
Mr. Reality:
"Having faith in the U.S." is not the purpose of the U.S.

If you live in Australia, you should have faith that you and your fellow Australians have your own best interests figured out pretty well. That's the job of you and your leaders. Take care of you. Do you, Ero!

It's not the job of the U.S. President to waste American money building schools in Africa (of all places) or Asia to what, "create faith in America?" Or be "loved" or "adored" or even liked. He has a job to do. he is joining it.

Feelings will remain hurt. Some of it will seem stupid.
1:48 am — Tuesday, 9 January 2018
Grubology 101:
With Assange now extradited to Switzerland, I do have hopes state department Hillary will finally be prosecuted (just before statute of limitations kicks in) and the swamp draining will commence. Then, at least he did THAT right. And we'll see what transpires after that. Is he a psy-op or just an idiot. We shall see.
6:22 pm — Tuesday, 9 January 2018
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