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Old 01-20-2017, 07:06 AM   #1
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The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

Today the Transition ends and the Presidency begins.



To be fair, we are lucky to live in a time and a country where the hand over of power is done with an election, followed by a handshake and an inauguration ceremony.

There will be protests. And not just today. But for the next four years.



But Presidents, even orange ones, deserve a Presidency thread with a YUUGGE OP. And I doubt others in this forum were up to this task.

At 12 Noon EST, the Chief Justice of the United States will swear in Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States.



"I, Donald John Trump, do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. So help me God."

This is real life. This is happening.

By nearly all metrics. The country is on the right track. The stock market, an all time high. Unemployment, at historical lows. More people covered with health insurance than ever before. Yet, the American people chose to "shake things up". Because. America. And chose this man to sit in Resolute desk.



With all change comes apprehension. Some hopeful. Some fearful. I for one will earnestly hope and pray for the continued success of our country. And that truly we keep America Great (again).

But if not. It's been a great ride.



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While we're still here on Earth and before the Russians hack 2+2 again, let's use this thread to CHEER. To CRY. To ANNOY. To LAUGH. To call each other RACIST. For you guys to have progressive dick measuring contests. To discuss our impending doom.

The transition is over...

TRUMP IS PRESIDENT.
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Old 01-20-2017, 07:13 AM   #2
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Re: The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

awval999 making OP's great again
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Old 01-20-2017, 07:17 AM   #3
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President TRUMP
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Old 01-20-2017, 07:22 AM   #4
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Hopefully this is a short thread.
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Old 01-20-2017, 07:24 AM   #5
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Hopefully this is a short thread.
That's a more scary thought then it should be
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Old 01-20-2017, 07:46 AM   #6
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Re: The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

What is with orange? What am I missing?
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Old 01-20-2017, 07:48 AM   #7
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Old 01-20-2017, 07:52 AM   #8
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Old 01-20-2017, 07:59 AM   #9
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I still got nothin'

KNIFE!
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Old 01-20-2017, 08:05 AM   #10
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Old 01-20-2017, 08:08 AM   #11
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Re: The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

Just so you know, in case the world ends in a nuclear war. I have a great deal of respect for every single one of you. For the first time in my life, I'm legit scared about the future.
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Old 01-20-2017, 08:10 AM   #12
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It would be great if he did an improv after every phrase of the oath, totally throw Roberts off his game.





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Old 01-20-2017, 08:11 AM   #13
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Old 01-20-2017, 08:21 AM   #14
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this thread will be probably be the tiny one
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Old 01-20-2017, 08:32 AM   #15
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There's still time for Canada to send a small group of their best mounties to capture Trump and be greeted as liberators.
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Old 01-20-2017, 09:26 AM   #16
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When you got nothin, you got nothin to lose.

- Bob Dylan

(Un)fortunately, I have a lot to lose. I'm terrified.
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Old 01-20-2017, 09:28 AM   #17
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Spoiler:


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that's all I have today
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Old 01-20-2017, 09:46 AM   #18
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This is insulting - orangutans are intelligent sensitive creatures with a capacity to learn.
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Old 01-20-2017, 10:05 AM   #19
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Today Trump takes office with an approval rating of 41.8 in the RCP average.

Obama's approval rating was never that low during his entire first term.
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Old 01-20-2017, 10:10 AM   #20
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Francis Collins will stay at the helm of NIH for a while, so I guess that's s rare display of semi-competence from the Trump admin. Assume he'll eventually be replaced by Curt Shilling or whomever.
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Old 01-20-2017, 10:22 AM   #21
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Today Trump takes office with an approval rating of 41.8 in the RCP average.

Obama's approval rating was never that low during his entire first term.
from the same polls that showed Trump was losing in a landslide?
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Old 01-20-2017, 10:38 AM   #22
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from the same polls that showed Trump was losing in a landslide?
You're going to spend your boy's inauguration day unskewing approval ratings? That's just sad.
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Old 01-20-2017, 10:38 AM   #23
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You're going to spend your boy's inauguration day unskewing approval ratings? That's just sad.
I didn't vote for him.
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Old 01-20-2017, 10:41 AM   #24
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Re: The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

Final RCP poll average: Clinton +3.3
Election result: Clinton +2.1

Conclusion: all polls are fake and Trump actually has the bigliest approval rating in the history of the universe.
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Old 01-20-2017, 10:42 AM   #25
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from the same polls that showed Trump was losing in a landslide?

Polls during the campaign were within the margin of error. Also, it was a weird election and polls did not manage to capture to likeliness to vote from certain demographics. With approval ratings polls, they just poll "adults" so they are much easier and more likely to actually reflect the people's opinion.
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