Sunday, January 14, 2018

Wall Street Journal: Trump Lawyer Arranged $130,000 Payment for Adult-Film Star’s Silence

Mod: Just another day of bizarre revelations from the Donald Trump reality show. Or is it a four year comedy special? I am no longer quite sure. Put down your platinum golf clubs and pull up a chair. Today Rupert Murdoch's very own Wall Street Journal is on the witness stand.

Trump Lawyer Arranged $130,000 Payment for Adult-Film Star’s Silence (The Wall Street Journal link): Agreement just before election required woman to keep quiet about an alleged sexual encounter with Trump in 2006, people familiar with the matter say.

A lawyer for President Donald Trump arranged a $130,000 payment to a former adult-film star a month before the 2016 election as part of an agreement that precluded her from publicly discussing an alleged sexual encounter with Mr. Trump, according to people familiar with the matter.

Michael Cohen, who spent nearly a decade as a top attorney at the Trump Organization, arranged payment to the woman, Stephanie Clifford, in October 2016 after her lawyer negotiated the nondisclosure agreement with Mr. Cohen, these people said. Ms. Clifford, whose stage name is Stormy Daniels, has privately alleged the encounter with Mr. Trump took place after they met at a July 2006 celebrity golf tournament on the shore of Lake Tahoe, these people said. Mr. Trump married Melania Trump in 2005.

Mr. Trump faced other allegations during his campaign of inappropriate behavior with women, and vehemently denied them. In this matter, there is no allegation of a nonconsensual interaction.

Ms. Clifford has appeared in about 150 adult films, and was considered among the industry’s biggest stars when the then-27-year-old met Mr. Trump at the American Century Championship in 2006, held at Edgewood Tahoe golf course in Nevada.

Porn Star: Donald Trump and Stormy Daniels Invited Me to Their Hotel Room (The Daily Beast link): ‘I ended up with Donald in his hotel room. Picture him chasing me around his hotel room in his tighty-whities,’ Stormy Daniels told fellow porn star Alana Evans.

On Friday, The Wall Street Journal reported that Michael Cohen, the longtime lawyer for President Donald J. Trump, arranged a $130,000 hush payment to porn star Stormy Daniels one month prior to the 2016 presidential election.

According to the Journal, the payment was made “as part of an agreement that precluded her from publicly discussing an alleged sexual encounter with Mr. Trump.” Daniels (given name: Stephanie Clifford) had reportedly been in talks with both ABC’s Good Morning America about going public with the allegations.

The Daily Beast had also been in protracted talks with Daniels about arranging an interview after three sources—including fellow porn star Alana Evans—told The Daily Beast that Daniels and Trump were involved. She ultimately backed out on Nov. 3, just five days before the 2016 election.

Daniels’ story would have come on the heels of the porn star Jessica Drake coming forward in late October 2016 to accuse Trump of kissing her without consent and offering her $10,000 in exchange for sex in 2006. Then, on Nov. 4, 2016, the Journal unearthed documents revealing that the Trump-friendly rag National Enquirer had shelled out $150,000 to Playboy centerfold Karen McDougal for a tell-all about her alleged 10-month affair with The Donald from 2006 to 2007. They never ran the piece.

If Drake and McDougal are to be believed, their encounters with Trump took place in the months after Melania gave birth to the Trumps’ youngest son, Barron, in 2006.

Report: Trump Lawyer Paid Off Porn Star To Keep Lid On Relationship (CBS News Los Angeles link): A report in the Wall Street Journal said President Trump’s longtime attorney paid a well-known porn star $130,000, to keep the lid on an alleged sexual encounter between the performer and the president in 2006.

Michael Cohen, the attorney, arranged the payment to Stormy Daniels, real name Stephanie Clifford, according to the newspaper. Daniels had been in talks to discuss Trump with ABC’s “Good Morning America” in the weeks leading up to the 2016 election when Cohen arranged the payment to her, according to the Journal.

The payment, the Journal reports, was made through Clifford’s attorney, Keith Davidson. Davidson declined to comment on the story, citing “attorney-client privilege.”

Daniels was one of the most popular porn stars in America when she met Trump in 2006 at a golf championship in Nevada. She was 27 at the time, and Trump would have just turned 60. He married Melania in 2005.

Daniels is no stranger to politics. In 2010. the self-described Republican said she was going to challenge incumbent Senator David Vitter.

Mod: The thing is, if it was only this story alone, think of what a big deal it would be. But with Donald Trump? Just another daily outrage from our crooked popular vote loser of a president. One that will quickly be replaced by another outrage, and then another. On and on it goes, like a bad TV show. So will he now be asked by that ethically pristine GOP Congressional leadership to resign? Of course not. And gosh, shame on you for asking.

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88 comments:

  1. I guess from this we must assume that the president of the United States is a dedicated viewer of porn, and a groupie of its stars.

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    1. Even his choices in porn are mediocre. Fake blondes, fake boobs, other cosmetic enhancements. Thump has no aesthetic aptitude.

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    2. If you believe what you read in the Steele Dossier, you have to wonder what it is he wanted to pay them for.

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    3. 7:44, ummm, he’s done just a wee bit more than ‘viewing porn’.

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    4. 7:54 - a quick piss.

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  2. When Dump had his so-called medical checkup last week, did they screen for STDs? Syphilis,Gonorrhea, herpes, HIV/AIDS ?
    They may be contributing to the obvious display of mental illness.

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    1. Good point.

      Why keep secrets? Trump shows dire repercussions of untreated syphilis
      https://medium.com/the-hit-job/why-keep-secrets-trump-shows-dire-repercussions-of-syphilis-left-untreated-f3ba6a15a881

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  3. Hotel in downtown Washington DC got a surprise makeover last night—with the expletive President Donald Trump has used to describe developing world countries beamed onto its outer walls.

    Video posted on Twitter shows the words “This Place is a Shithole” projected onto the walls of the hotel Saturday night, alongside poop emojis, and an arrow pointing at the establishment’s arched entrance.

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  4. Hopefully this hasn't affected his relationship with Melania. The White House Easter Egg Hunt is coming up, and the participation of the entire First Family is a must.

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    1. 7:48, very funny, but you don’t worry, it’s an open marriage so whatever she does as well is ok.

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    2. The word is they don't even see each other for days at a time.

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    3. Wonder how much he pays her to be within 100 ft of him ?

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    4. It’s all explained in this interview:

      https://youtu.be/B1_6f5hmN_4

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  5. The 'trump motto' IN PORN WE TRUST? So once again the Republican, RNC and GOP are a bunch of lying, cheating filthy pack of immoral idiots this will be their legacy connected with 'donald trump' S***hole. Does that mean their wives are hookers take a good look at all of them in 2018.

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    1. Nearly all of them are fake blondes.

      So gross

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    2. Apparently Trump's racism extends all the way to the women he pays for sex.

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  6. The big revelation here is Trump actually paid someone.

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  7. Trump's No Genius—In Fact, He Ranks Lowest Among Last 15 Presidents
    https://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/trumps-no-genius-fact-he-ranks-lowest-among-last-15-presidents

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  8. But it’s all fake news, right? All you whacked Dump worshippers will soon attempt to push that BS here. You got no case !!

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    1. Too early for the trolls. They're sleeping off their Saturday night lite beer binges.

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    2. They don’t work on Sundays in russia either

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  9. The key takeaway here is that Trump is susceptible to blackmail. If he’d pay $130k to keep an affair quiet, imagine what he’d do to keep the pee pee tape hidden.

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    1. That's why trump has succeed Cohen on Buzzfeed for publishing the entire Steele Dossier. that is where the crown jewels are to be found. The PP Tape is what Putin holds over porno freak Donny.
      https://www.salon.com/2018/01/10/buzzfeed-defends-its-publication-of-the-steele-dossier-on-trump-and-russia/

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    2. Forget the pee tape- it’s his real estate misadventures that have him blackmailed

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  10. Speaking of ethically pristine GOP Congresscritters, Trey Gowdy has now resigned as
    his Chairmanship of the Congressional Ethics Committee. Something about a possible bribe.
    https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2018/1/11/house-section/article/h162-5?r=90

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  11. Are there any teachers on here? Especially those who educate young children? What do you tell your pupils about the current President of the United States?

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    1. Well, as of two years ago, this one teacher at Dana MS in Arcadia would trash Obama lately. He continued to do it even after several parents complained to the principal. Now he says how great Dump is doing. Old male idiot and one lazy, lousy teacher. I’d put his name here but it won’t get posted.

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    2. In 9:50 post, I meant trash Obama daily not lately. Small text on phone.

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    3. The majority of my students roll their eyes as they report Trump's latest whatever. A few defend him. Most see clearly who he is. Just because they are young does not mean they are fools.
      For my part, I keep my reactions to what they say neutral. Unless the curriculum demands some kind of disclosure, teachers should be Switzerland while in the classroom.

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    4. Too bad more of them aren't Switzerland in the classroom.

      Too much indoctrination, not education.

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  12. Possibly he invited her for tea not pee?

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  13. One of the few Republicans I respect anymore.

    Flake to denounce Trump media attacks as Stalinist in Senate speech
    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/flake-denounce-trump-media-attacks-stalinist-senate-speech-n837556

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  14. Trump's nightmare - Trump's day of reckoning ... The one thing that could dramatically diminish President Trump’s chances of avoiding impeachment and chalking up legislative wins is Democrats winning the House.

    And, thanks to series of recent developments, Trump knows this no longer just seems plausible, but probable.

    Hill sources tell us that a House Democratic takeover is now likely. One strategist close to Republican leaders believes that a loss of the House is "baked in," and said top Republicans don't see a way to avoid it.

    https://www.axios.com/trumps-nightmare-1515938294-93dd2060-0790-4cbe-95e5-7a4183891d4f.html

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    1. Well if so the Democrats better do something constructive with it in the interest of the people and not just the same corporate interests

      Still better that extremist ring wing zealots who have infiltrated

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  15. Pervert enablers posing as Christians:
    James Dobson Calls For A Day Of Fasting And Prayer To Protect Trump From Impeachment
    http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/james-dobson-calls-for-a-day-of-fasting-and-prayer-to-protect-trump-from-impeachment/

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  16. 8:49am. Good morning. As a teacher, I tell my students that the oldest profession in the world is prostitution.
    I tell them that most of the US President's and men in power have "indiscretions".
    I tell them that sex sells.
    By imparting this knowledge, my students are given equal opportunities in their career paths.

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    1. Yikes !! So the career path into porn or other sex biz is ok ?

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    2. Opportunities are limited for the younger generations. And the older generation now has a role model that makes providing such employment to the young acceptable.

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    3. I guess if it’s a career path someone willfully chooses then yes, of course it’s acceptable.

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  17. Katie Couric joins Ophra Winfrey as women claiming they knew nothing.
    Matt Lauer and Harvey Weinstein were protected by their close female friends and coworkers.

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    1. If they didn’t know that doesn’t mean they were ‘protecting’ anyone

      Try again

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  18. Hillary Clinton has her fingers all over the place.
    Again, the reset button did not work in the way it was intended.
    Hawaiian missile alert requires tweaking.

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    1. You’re clearly a tweaker

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    2. 9:51, is that 3 diff topics in 1 paragraph? Take a writing class.

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    3. Troll is desperate to distract, but hasn’t mastered the trumpet method

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  19. I’m always amused why you completely believe anything negative about trump and why you think it’s relevant to anyone other than an overcompensating scold.

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    1. It's called politics. One side believes all that is said about the other side. I was hoping that the source of this post, The Wall Street Journal, would give you some pause, however. That said, how is out you can overlook the proven fact that Trump is a traitor, and is doing the bidding of Vladmir Putin? Much of it to the detriment of the United States of America? Do you not love your country? I thought all Republicans were into that "more patriotic than thou" shtick. You do realize that once the case is laid out by the FBI, the GOP is for all intents a purposes a dead political party, right?

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    2. "Obama paid $130,000 to porn star for silence about sexual encounter" ?????? (hypothetical).

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    3. I’m always amused that we never hear anything positive about Trump.

      But think about it: He helps various women financially, helps Russian oligarchs bring their money into the US economy, provides for the rather dull children he had with multiple women, helps the top 1% with their finances, and helps raise the self esteem of his daughter by assuring her he would date her. The man has many positives.

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    4. When the democrats regain power, I want blood. I don't want to hear any crap about it's time to move forward, lets not look back. Thats what Obama did and the republicans treated him like a garbage. To hell with that. I want them to impeach Trump, I want to see a lot of subpoenas of the people that work in the White House. I want to see ethics investigations of certain republicans in congress for obstruction of justice. I want their connections to the Russians fully investigated. God damn traitors.

      I want blood, no forgiveness. When the democrats regain power I will be e-mailing them letting them know this.

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    5. That’s extremist talk man. Cut it out

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    6. It is rather Liberal when compared to how traitors were treated in some of the earlier times in our history. As far as I know nobody is advocating for the building of a scaffolds in front of the Capitol building. I suspect Trey Gowdy is relieved about that.

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    7. What would Washington have done with such traitors?

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    8. Yesterday was Trump's "My Pet Goat" Moment. For 38 minutes Hawaiians thought they were about to be nuked and where was Trump? Golfing, of course.

      Does anyone thing North Korea didn't take notice of our "asleep at the wheel" president? Imagine Fox 'News' if that had been President Obama.....

      I don't EVER want to hear another RIGHT WING REPUBLICAN talk about how great they are on national security!

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    9. Well 10:36, if the A-hole Dump actually DID anything poisitive we would talk about it.

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    10. I don’t EVER want to hear another RIGHT WING REPUBLICAN talk about anything.

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    11. 12:12 - Decorated a few trees with their hanging corpses.

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  20. 10:22am. Who is tweaking? Remedial class on telling time, check postings between your bong time.
    Saturday night lite beer wins every time over break of dawn coffee with soy latte.

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    1. That is what alkies always tell themselves.

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    2. You ever see Obama in photos with porn stars? The world is laughing at the pig known as the President of the United States.

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    3. The Republicans would have had a cow. But since it is Trump, they're not saying a peep. The GOP needs to fade into history.

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    4. Yep, you’re tweaking.

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    5. I remember when the right wing media and their lemmings went berserk the day Obama merely wore a tan suit...

      It’s all so fake.

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  21. Spending that kind of money is the only way he's going to get laid at all, ie, some kind of exorbitant quid pro quo. I suspect it was always like that. Sorry, Don. There's nothing personal about you that anyone wants any part of. Lying, bullying, and paying through the nose are the only ways you can make a go of it.

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  22. Embarrassing for the FBI, the House Intel Committee has struck a deal on the release of their documents and dealings with FISA requests from the Obama administration.

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    1. How so? Can you provide a cite so this can be discussed?

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    2. Send a link buddy

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  23. 12:13am. You are misinformed. It was President Obama and his pet dog moment, you recall the special dinner he shared with his father in Indonesia.
    Well, since he grew up in Hawaii and excluded the military from making upgrades when he became President, it can only point to this "mistake" as his fault.
    ps-President Trump is a better golfer than Obama.

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    1. Can you explain? Or better yet provide a cite so this can be discussed? The father in question as I understand it was his stepfather, not his biological father. Plus this episode is all clearly spelled out in his biography, Dreams From My Father.

      So much of what you post here makes absolutely no sense. Are you OK?

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    2. “Excluding the military from making upgrades..? During Obama’s term, congress approved a military budget HIGHER than what the pentagon asked for.

      Tweaking troll jerk twerk

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  24. As insecure as this idiot Dump is, and with the constant worldwide disgust at his existence, he must be suicidal.

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  25. There’s no hiding it anymore. Anyone who supports this pig is a pig.

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  26. New alarm among Republicans that Democrats could win big this year

    A raft of retirements, difficulty recruiting candidates and President Trump’s continuing pattern of throwing his party off message have prompted new alarm among Republicans that they could be facing a Democratic electoral wave in November.

    The concern has grown so acute that Trump received what one congressional aide described as a “sobering” slide presentation about the difficult midterm landscape at Camp David last weekend, leading the president to pledge a robust schedule of fundraising and campaign travel in the coming months, White House officials said.

    But the trends have continued, and perhaps worsened, since that briefing, with two more prominent Republican House members announcing plans to retire from vulnerable seats and a would-be recruit begging off a Senate challenge to Democrat Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota despite pressure from Trump to run.

    And by the end of the week, many Republicans were scrambling to distance themselves from the president after he spoke of “shithole countries” during an Oval Office meeting with lawmakers about immigration policy. Rep. Mia Love (R-Utah), a rising star in the party who faces a strong Democratic challenge this year, quickly denounced Trump for apparently denigrating Haiti, the birthplace of both her parents, during the Oval Office discussion.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/new-alarm-among-republicans-that-democrats-could-win-big-this-year/2018/01/13/9be31acc-f8a8-11e7-beb6-c8d48830c54d_story.html

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  27. Now the madman is fighting with Rupert Murdochs flagship publication. Go get him, Donny!

    Trump rips Wall Street Journal: I never said I have a good relationship with Kim Jong Un
    http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/368945-trump-rips-the-media-i-never-said-i-have-a-good-relationship-with-kim

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  28. A possibility why people who are functionally illiterate and can't process information at a high level are drawn to Donald Trump.
    TRUMP SPEAKS AT FOURTH-GRADE LEVEL, LOWEST OF LAST 15 U.S. PRESIDENTS, NEW ANALYSIS FINDS
    http://www.newsweek.com/trump-fire-and-fury-smart-genius-obama-774169

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    1. Great report, thanks 2:11.

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    2. He and bush 2 do that on purpose. It appeals to their electorate

      Not kidding. It’s been studied

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  29. A possibility that the entire country is humble and the majoriety of people live within their means.
    No "fake" wannabes, no "fake" I am keeping up with the Jones. No "fake" live through my sheepskin documents that I've received while avoiding life and employed by the government.
    First President to actually listen to the voters that have elected him and then acting on those promises and getting things done. MAGA.

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    1. Nice menu of petty small minded resentments.

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    2. Really 2:30? What exactly has he gotten done ? He did a few virus-infected porn stars, guess that meets your description of getting things done.

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    3. Kid, you need to make yourgrammar great again. This is like the fifth time we’ve told you that you’re misspelling the work ‘majority’.

      Or at least reset your google translate from Russian

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  30. 1:23 You ask if 12:58 is ok.

    The problem is that this blog is local and despite the large number of hits for a local blog, the national newspapers, magazines, and news sites have far greater traffic. As a result, the St Petersburg troll farm assigns its smarter staff to the national sites with greater reach and its staff idiots to local blogs.

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  31. After Trump thunderously blusters that the porn star story is fake news, I hope the fog clears and Ms. Daniel gets wind of the notion that by denying the existence of any payoff and contract to keep silent, Trump is flooding the world with his proclamation that there is no nondisclosure agreement with him.

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    1. Nobody keeps the secrets of fools.

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    1. Sorry, chump. There’s no L

      U lost

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