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Trump Spent All Week Being More Unhinged Than Ever

  
Via:  John Russell  •  4 days ago  •  36 comments

By:   Ellie Quinlan Houghtaling (The New Republic)

Trump Spent All Week Being More Unhinged Than Ever
With all eyes on Joe Biden, Donald Trump went nuts.

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With all eyes on Joe Biden, Donald Trump went nuts.


While the world was digesting examples of President Joe Biden's faltering health, Donald Trump was quietly having his own terrible, no-good, very bad week.

The former president had a relatively bonkers week on the campaign trail, thoroughly illustrating in his own right that he's just another candidate unfit to retake the White House. In the span of a matter of days, the 78-year-old demonstrated poor impulse control, a thirst for revenge, an unwavering God complex, and his affinity for dangerous QAnon conspiracy theories that stroke his ego.

On Truth Social, Trump shared an image of himself and Melania Trump at the White House, superimposed with the QAnon catchphrase, "Where We Go One We Go All." Trump has for years shared messages and iconography from the cultlike, fringe group that heralds him as a messiah against the pedophilic evils of the Democratic Party, including wearing pins and badges prominently featuring the letter "Q," and elevating other phrases that originated in the group, such as "The storm is coming."

Trump also used his social media platform to amplify an attack against billionaire financier George Soros and his family, vaguely accusing the investor and his connections of being "treasonous traitors."

Trump extended that moniker to former Wyoming GOP Representative Liz Cheney, baselessly claiming she was "guilty of treason" and deserved a "televised military tribunal." Cheney was one of just a small handful of Republicans who criticized Trump's tenure as U.S. leader following the events of January 6.

"Donald—This is the type of thing that demonstrates yet again that you are not a stable adult—and are not fit for office," Cheney wrote in response on X.

Trump also shared an image of several other prominent lawmakers that he believed should be headed to prison instead of his far-right ally Steve Bannon, who began his federal sentence last week for defying a congressional subpoena. Those politicians include former Vice President Mike Pence, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, and former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who all committed the egregious crime—according to Trump—of hiding "the January 6 footage."

The former president was riding such a high after the debate that he went so far as to claim that his candidacy was divine ordainment, resharing a post by another user that claimed "God has chosen him."

Republican Party's 2024 Platform Exposes Full Trump Takeover


Donald Trump helped draft a 2024 Republican Party platform that was adopted Monday, effectively cementing his extreme views as the de facto stance of the party. According to Maggie Haberman with The New York Times, the policy platform was "overwhelmingly" adopted on Monday, despite initially scheduled meetings on Tuesday.

According to The Washington Post, Trump's policy platform makes mass deportations the party's official platform, calls to "deport pro-Hamas radicals," seeks to build a "great Iron Dome" over the United States, and calls to "end the weaponization of the Department of Justice"—by which Trump likely means preventing the DOJ from prosecuting him and instead converting it into his personal attack dog.

The platform also targets transgender people, who make up less than 1 percent of the U.S. adult population, promising to "keep men out of women's sports, ban taxpayer funding for sex change surgeries, [stop] taxpayer-funded schools from promoting gender transition, reverse Biden's radical rewrite of Title IX education regulations, and restore protections for women and girls." As the Post notes, the proposal doesn't seek to ban gender-affirming care for minors. However, the threats toward schools "promoting gender transition" and "protections for women and girls" hint at policies akin to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis's "Don't Say Gay" ban on classroom discussions of LGBTQ issues and appears to promise a reversal of the Biden administration rule that prohibits transphobic bathroom bans in schools.

The platform takes a much less extreme approach to abortion than Trump's anti-abortion supporters would like, opting instead to support access to IVF and birth control while opposing late-term abortion and leaving abortion access up to the states. It also avoids taking a stance on same-sex marriage, which the Postnotes scales back the party's 2016 platform, which condemned the legalization of same-sex marriage and endorsed conversion therapy.

"Republicans will promote a culture that values the sanctity of marriage, the blessings of childhood, and the foundational role of families, and supports working parents," the proposed platform says instead. "We will end policies that punish families."

The 16-page platform was allegedly largely written by Vincent Haley, anonymous sources told the Post, with revisions and some portions written by Trump himself, according to Politico. Haley is a Trump campaign speechwriter who worked under Stephen Miller during Trump's presidency and was Newt Gingrich's policy director and campaign manager during his 2012 presidential campaign, according to Axios. The draft proposal circulated on Monday and was intended to be discussed on Tuesday night by members of the RNC's platform committee, all of whom were handpicked by Trump, according to The Washington Post. According to Haberman, the policy "passed overwhelmingly." It's unclear whether any amendments or revisions were made.


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JohnRussell
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1  seeder  JohnRussell    4 days ago

unfit for office

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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2  seeder  JohnRussell    4 days ago
On Truth Social, Trump shared an image of himself and Melania Trump at the White House, superimposed with the QAnon catchphrase, "Where We Go One We Go All."

Disqualifying

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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2.1  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  JohnRussell @2    4 days ago

"Where We Go One We Go All."

Isn’t that what lemmings are known for?

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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2.1.1  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @2.1    4 days ago

For someone who claimed not to know anything about Q Anon he sure does pay homage to them a lot. 

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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2.1.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @2.1    4 days ago

I thought that sounded a little "hive-minded drone-like" and not one spec of individuality in there

 
 
 
Tessylo
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2.1.3  Tessylo  replied to  Trout Giggles @2.1.2    4 days ago

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Ronin2
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3  Ronin2    4 days ago

You may have a point; but Democrats are running Biden/Harris.

The lesser of two evils is Trump and whomever is tapped as his VP.

Democrats did this to themselves. They jumped the shark the second they had power and went full hard left.

The country is far worse off now than when they took control.

But Democrats, just like Republicans, put party before country- so this is where where we are at. With two of the worst presidential candidates ever. 

All Democrats can run on is "But Trruuummmmppppp!!!!!!" It seems no one is buying it this time around, except for TDS sufferers. 

 
 
 
cjcold
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3.1  cjcold  replied to  Ronin2 @3    4 days ago

All one has to do is Google "Biden accomplishments" to learn of the many positive aspects of his administration.

Seems all Trump had was failures except for that tax cut for billionaires thingy.

 
 
 
Sparty On
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3.1.1  Sparty On  replied to  cjcold @3.1    4 days ago

Wow, now that is really convincing and moves the bar towards Biden.     

Outstanding post, just outstanding

 
 
 
Texan1211
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3.1.2  Texan1211  replied to  cjcold @3.1    3 days ago
Seems all Trump had was failures except for that tax cut for billionaires thingy.

And therein lies the problem with relying solely on such biased sources.

The fact remains that the wealthy pay the lion's share of income taxes and many others pay nothing.

And if the tax cut was a failure (meaning you assumed it helped the wealthy pay less) then an explanation is in order as to WHY the share of taxes paid INCREASED for the wealthy.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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3.1.3  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Texan1211 @3.1.2    3 days ago
The fact remains that the wealthy pay the lion's share of income taxes and many others pay nothing.

That is the way it should be. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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3.1.4  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Texan1211 @3.1.2    3 days ago

Every now and then some genius comes up with the idea to tax poverty stricken people so they "will have some skin in the game". When you tax poor people you are literally making them poorer. 

The people who have benefited from our economic system to a large degree are the people who should pay the taxes. Call it the price of doing business. 

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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3.1.5  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  JohnRussell @3.1.4    3 days ago
The people who have benefited from our economic system to a large degree are the people who should pay the taxes.
  • The top 1% paid 45.8% of all income tax collected
  • The top 50%  paid 97.7%
  • The bottom 50% paid the remaining 2.3%
  • Office of Management and Budget  classifies the refundable part of tax credits as spending, the IRS does not include it in tax share figures resulting the tax burden of the bottom half of taxpayers being overstated
 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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3.1.6  Sean Treacy  replied to  JohnRussell @3.1.4    3 days ago
people who have benefited from our economic system to a large degree are the people who should pay the taxes

Trump and Bush made the tax system more progressive. Democrats opposed and now want to raise taxes on low income earners by not extending the Trump tax cuts and to cut taxes on the wealthy by reinstating SALT tax breaks.  

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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3.1.7  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @3.1.5    3 days ago
One percent of taxpayers reported about one-fifth of all income. And that same tiny group kicked in roughly 39% of all the federal income taxes paid. Are the Rich Paying Their Fair Share of Taxes? How About You? | Kiplinger

The one percent make about 20 times more than the rest of the population, as an aggregate.  If they only had to pay taxes based on their share of all income we wouldnt have a progressive income tax system. 

 
 
 
Tessylo
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3.1.8  Tessylo  replied to  JohnRussell @3.1.4    3 days ago

A lot of morons talk about a flat tax.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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3.1.9  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  JohnRussell @3.1.7    3 days ago

The top 10 percent of earners bore responsibility for 76 percent of all income taxes paid, and the top 25 percent paid 89 percent of all income taxes. Altogether, the top 50 percent of filers earned 90 percent of all income and were responsible for 98 percent of all income taxes paid in 2021.

Over the past several decades, lower income earners' share of income taxes has steadily grown smaller as the burden was shifted more and more to the wealthier. These trends stand in stark contrast with the rhetoric about whether people are paying their “fair share.”

 
 
 
George
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3.1.10  George  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @3.1.9    3 days ago

It seems the rich are not only paying their fair share they are paying for a bunch of others also. 

 
 
 
fineline
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3.1.11  fineline  replied to  Texan1211 @3.1.2    3 days ago

As it should !

 
 
 
Texan1211
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3.1.12  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @3.1.3    3 days ago

And it IS, despite the constant pretense that the rich don't pay their share.

 
 
 
Sparty On
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3.1.13  Sparty On  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @3.1.5    3 days ago

Details ….. stop with the details.    You are starting to piss me off …..

 
 
 
bugsy
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3.1.14  bugsy  replied to  cjcold @3.1    3 days ago

Are these “accomplishments” through an independent source or are the White House talking points

The biggest threat to society is a democrat that knows it is inevitable they are about to lose their position.

 
 
 
bugsy
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3.1.15  bugsy  replied to  Sparty On @3.1.1    3 days ago

Made me change my mind the minute I read it. S/

 
 
 
Texan1211
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3.1.16  Texan1211  replied to  Sean Treacy @3.1.6    3 days ago
cut taxes on the wealthy by reinstating SALT tax breaks.  

And I think we all know why they want to do that.

The SALT tax has more of an impact on expensive blue states and cities.

Apparently the rich in the blue states are paying too much.

Awww.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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4  Greg Jones    4 days ago

The platform also targets transgender people....promising to "keep men out of women's sports, ban taxpayer funding for sex change surgeries, [stop] taxpayer-funded schools from promoting gender transition, reverse Biden's radical rewrite of Title IX education regulations, and restore protections for women and girls.".

The platform takes a much less extreme approach to abortion than Trump's anti-abortion supporters would like, opting instead to support access to IVF and birth control while opposing late-term abortion and leaving abortion access up to the states. It also avoids taking a stance on same-sex marriage.....

"Republicans will promote a culture that values the sanctity of marriage, the blessings of childhood, and the foundational role of families, and supports working parents," the proposed platform says instead. "We will end policies that punish families."

All the above sound like common sense values that most Americans would agree with. The leftists can deny and complain all they want, but Trump is in your future again. It's also very likely that the Republicans will take control of both the House and Senate. A few seats here, a few seats there, should do it.

 
 
 
cjcold
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4.1  cjcold  replied to  Greg Jones @4    4 days ago

How exactly does one value the sanctity of marriage?

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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4.1.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  cjcold @4.1    4 days ago

By counting how many marriages/divorces one has between oneself and one's spouses

 
 
 
Tessylo
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4.1.2  Tessylo  replied to  Trout Giggles @4.1.1    4 days ago

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Hallux
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4.2  Hallux  replied to  Greg Jones @4    3 days ago
It's also very likely that the Republicans will take control of both the House and Senate.

With a certain age comes a certain wisdom, predictions are a fool's game.

 
 
 
Sparty On
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5  Sparty On    4 days ago

 -4 out of six?

yeehaaa

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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6  Trout Giggles    4 days ago
"protections for women and girls" 

WTF is that supposed to mean?

 
 
 
Hallux
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6.1  Hallux  replied to  Trout Giggles @6    3 days ago
WTF is that supposed to mean?

Different colored outfits to fit your daily task.

 
 
 
Sparty On
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6.2  Sparty On  replied to  Trout Giggles @6    3 days ago

Free condoms for all men.    

Let’s go!

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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6.2.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Sparty On @6.2    3 days ago

I'm all for it if you are going to use them

 
 
 
Sparty On
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6.2.2  Sparty On  replied to  Trout Giggles @6.2.1    3 days ago

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