What's Trump up to now?

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Mr Fish, Nov 16, 2016.

  1. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish ...I Remember...

    Sep 11, 2010
    Right, I'm creating this thread because the other thread is incapable of being anything but shitflinging at this point. The purpose of this thread is to discuss whatever Trump and company are doing now that they are transitioning into power and what they'll do when they ultimately have the power.

    It is NOT a thread for memes.
    It is NOT a thread for shitposting.
    It is NOT a thread for SJW/Feminism/liberal bashing. (The only time it is it relevant to talk about either of these groups is if it directly has to do with a response 'from' Trump and company.)
    It is NOT a thread to talk about the riots.
    It is NOT a thread to point fingers and laugh at hysterics.
    It is NOT a thread to talk about the wikileaks or even Hillary. (Again, it is okay if it has to do about Trump and company responding to it directly)
    It is NOT a thread for Trump hype either.

    In this thread we will DISCUSS, not bitch and moan and fling feces like schreeching baboons, we will DISCUSS what Trump and company are doing now that they are transitioning into power and later on when they've taken full power.

    I want the moderators to actually remove posts from this thread if it turns into the same shitshow that the "Trump Wins" thread turned into, I do not want the whole thread vatted just cause some fuckers can't keep themselves composed.

    Anyway.

    First order of business:

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    - http://www.cbsnews.com/news/donald-...ike-pence-purge-lobbyists-cabinet-contenders/

    I like that they are at the very least 'trying' to stick to their campaign promise and I know that it would alienate a lot of people but I worry that it may alienate people that are qualified for a job and that they have to basically 'settle' for those not in the swamp just so that they can fill up positions. I mean there is a lot of positions that need to be filled right now and... I just have no idea what to make of it. Could be disasterous or it could help bring in a lot of new blood. I wonder how long they'll stick to shooing away lobbyists and shit though.
     
  2. Millim

    Millim What the fuck is this for a shit?!

    Oct 13, 2010
    I'm guessing they are juggling different policies around right now, seeing who the best fit is.
    I really don't know, I guess the honest part of me is thinking that Trump is somewhat worried, I mean, did he really think he would get this far?
    (I'm honestly not sure, I mean he looked confident enough, but now that he is it, I saw clips of that 60 minute interview, the guy looked liked he aged overnight).
     
  3. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    Alright, let's keep this thread free of bollocks.
    The revamping of the transition team is kinda interesting. The lobbyists are gone, although allegedly that was because Chris Christie brought them in and Jared Kushner wanted everyone associated with Christie out because he brought Kurshner's father behind bars in 2005. That and the fact that Kushner is Trump's son-in-law still feels kinda swampy, but at least they're trying to figure things out.
     
  4. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    For the moment yes, but I can't say that I am really super excited to see Stephen Bannon as strategist in the white house, who is at best a controversial person.
     
  5. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish ...I Remember...

    Sep 11, 2010
    How come? (I've never heard of the guy)
     
  6. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    Well, this is what Wikipedia has to say about him :
    "Bannon became a member of the board of Breitbart News.[19] In March 2012, after founder Andrew Breitbart's death, Bannon became executive chairman of Breitbart News LLC, the parent company of Breitbart News.[20][21][22] Under his leadership, Breitbart took a more alt-right and nationalistic approach towards its agenda.[23] Bannon declared the website "the platform for the alt-right" in 2016.[24] Bannon identifies as a conservative.[25][26][27] Speaking about his role at Breitbart, Bannon said: "We think of ourselves as virulently anti-establishment, particularly 'anti-' the permanent political class."

    What his ties and affiliations are to business, like investment banking, Goldman Sachs, I don't know. So I won't speculate.
     
  7. DarkCorp

    DarkCorp Ninja Lurker

    Oct 27, 2003
    I too think Trump never planned to win. Knowing his personality/history, he ran to get attention for his various enterprises.

    Well, given the split in the GOP which he directly caused, if he were to accomplish anything, he would have to play his cards carefully.

    I mean it technically has already started. He still plans to try and remove ACA, or at the very least, remove the trash and keep the good stuff associated with it.

    In a predictable turn, he will word play and claim he used the term "wall', as in with 'barrier', and just rely on existing fencing with a few upgrades here and there.

    He will only deport illegal CRIMINALS.

    Overall, he will hopefully moderate his speech and reach across the aisle.
     
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  8. GonZo_626

    GonZo_626 Well Shit!

    Jul 29, 2016
    So he will deport them all, as isn't illegal entry into the US a criminal offence......
     
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  9. DarkCorp

    DarkCorp Ninja Lurker

    Oct 27, 2003
    It really isn't that easy to deport children and families. Just look at the case of Elian Gonzales.

    And that was just ONE kid.
     
  10. Ragemage

    Ragemage Wept for Zion

    Feb 20, 2016
    Well Trump is already attempting to make ties with Russia and Assad instead of helping the rebels, which I think is a very good thing. The rebels have done nothing for us and have basically devolved into another terrorist group that our gov't helped start. Just like Al-Qaeda and ISIS.

    No official news from Trump on Assad as of right now, but Assad seems hopeful the 2 can form a friendship: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-37995444

    Back in 2015 Trump said Assad was "bad" but basically we needed to keep him in power, so there's hope for an alliance here: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/oct/13/donald-trump-foreign-policy-doctrine-nation-building

    Trump and Putin meanwhile have already started tagteaming together and vowing to take down ISIS side by side. It's beautiful. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/trump-putin-vow-tackle-isis-9259834
     
  11. Dr Fallout

    Dr Fallout Centurion

    Aug 17, 2015
    Personally, I love the fact that he's willing to make an attempt at bettering relations with Russia. To be honest, I don't think it will happen because the various generals, secret servicemen and politicians fear/hate Russia too much. They're the ones that keep crowing about war/sanctions/dickish actions against Russia, which makes peace even now seem really farfetched.
     
  12. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
  13. DarkCorp

    DarkCorp Ninja Lurker

    Oct 27, 2003
    The government is lowering taxes for those who need it. The opposite of INCREASING taxes.

    It is also giving some things away, but it sounds REASONABLE.

    Much better than paying for some SJWs worthless degree and expects other Americans to pay for it.
     
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  14. Buxbaum666

    Buxbaum666 Heterostructured Nanorod oTO Orderite

    Dec 5, 2003
  15. Vergil

    Vergil Banned

    Jul 8, 2014
    "Pressed by host Megyn Kelly on whether he was suggesting re-implementing the internment camps, Higbie said no, before adding: "I'm just saying there is precedent for it.""
    Media shocked as man who's unaffiliated personally with the President-Elect cites historical facts.
     
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  16. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/12/science/myron-ebell-trump-epa.html
    Myron Ebell Takes On the Enviroment Protection Agency
    Mr. Ebell, who revels in taking on the scientific consensus on global warming, will be Mr. Trump’s lead agent in choosing personnel and setting the direction of the federal agencies that address climate change and environmental policy more broadly.
     
  17. MutantScalper

    MutantScalper Dark side in da houssah

    Nov 22, 2009
    Some here, especially in that "Trump wins" - thread, seem to think that outside US everyone is or should be equally happy about Trump winning. This is not the case.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-38014997
    Trump election: Baltic warning over Russian move on Nato
    Lithuania has warned that Russian President Vladimir Putin may test Nato in the weeks before Donald Trump becomes US president.
    Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius said he was "very afraid" for the Baltics, as well as the Syrian city of Aleppo.
    Nowhere is the troubled transition of Donald Trump being watched more carefully than in the Baltic states.
    Lithuania believes its dark view of Russian intentions is justified by its geography and its history.
    Once part of the Soviet Union, it is now a member of both Nato and the European Union. It has a land border with the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad on the Baltic Sea.
    In the capital, Vilnius, there is a mural showing Mr Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin locked in a passionate embrace.
     
  18. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps Half-way Through My Half-life

    Sep 17, 2016
    Wasn't the internment later ruled unconstitutional?
     
  19. DarkCorp

    DarkCorp Ninja Lurker

    Oct 27, 2003
    I was never a fan of Trump foreign policy. He will only continue the weak policies that Obama pushed.

    Let people push the U.S. around, possibly weaken ties with /abandon our allies, and show Putin that, 'Hey, if you wish to enlarge Russia at the expense of our allies that is fine with me'.

    Fuck it, might as well lose our allies and let Russia or China pick them up instead. Then, when they come a knocking we will know who to blame.
     
  20. Dr Fallout

    Dr Fallout Centurion

    Aug 17, 2015
    Hell yes, let's see a return to pre-Federation borders. Fuck those little pieces of shits who tried to leave the Motherland so they could be the EU/US's bitch. Ahem, anyway this makes me glad that thanks to Trump Russia can rise up again, at the expense of other nations.