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Trump turnaround on legal fees pledge

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The Donald proves as contradictory as ever

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Will he, won’t he? And no, we’re not asking whether Donald Trump will be the next president of the United States.

What we want to know is whether The Donald will pay the legal fees of supporter John McGraw, who took endorsement of Trump’s rhetoric to new levels by, er, smacking his elbow into the face of someone he didn’t like at a rally.

In this video, McGraw can be seen deploying a move more commonly seen in the MMA arena than at pre-election political rallies. Walking purposely from his seat at an event in North Carolina, he elbows a black non-violent protester called Rakeem Jones in the face, almost knocking him over.

To his credit, Jones did not retaliate. Insult was added to injury when, moments later, police threw him to the ground and handcuffed him – not McGraw (who contends that Jones was “not acting like an American”).

So far, so farcical. So loaded with regrettable undertones, too.

But along comes Trump – who has previously suggested that if his supporters “rough up” dissenters at rallies, well, that’s no bad thing – to say that he will pay the now-arrested McGraw’s legal fees.

Which is even more bonkers than we’ve come to expect of The Donald. After all, attracting crackpots is one thing; aiding and abetting their criminal acts, by tacitly suggesting there will be but a limited financial downside to them, is another.
Until, that is, he changed his mind. Trump now says he might not pay McGraw’s legal fees after all.

It’s bit like the other week, when one minute he was coming out with the usual divisive Trumpisms, the next talking grandly of being “a unifier”.

Will the real Donald Trump please stand up? On second thoughts, maybe not.

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Florida votes for Trump 2016

I’d rather spend a day rummaging in an overflowing septic tank than read any more of this convoluted tosh.

Do yourself a favour and think before you type, for the love of the Lord.

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Anonymous

Which parts of the article do you take issue with?

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Anonymous

All of it.

I hope Trump wins.

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Anonymous

brain donor alert

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Anonymous

That implies that his brain is desirable – which I believe is contrary to what you intended to mean

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Corbyn. Sympathiser.

Unless I am mistaken, organ donation, like blood donation, can be used not only for direct transplants, but also for medical study. I would imagine therefore that to someone researching the brain, a donated brain would be most useful, no matter who they support politically.
This is part of the reason I am a registered organ donor and hope that my organs, such as they are, will be of use to others after my passing.

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Corbyn. Sympathiser.

Why do you hope that Donald Trump becomes President, commentator Florida Votes for Trump 2016?

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Rt. Hon. Lord Haw Haw LLB LLM LLD QC RU/16B4i√u?

Hey mate, if you found the vocabulary used difficult, let me suggest some books I feel are more you’re level;

“The Monster at the end of this Book”
(an absolute classic)

“Elmo Gets Homesick”
(an utterly fascinating candid look at the anti-vaxxer movement, truly a must read-if you can keep up)

“Ernie and Bert’s New Kitten”
(didn’t care to much for the plot but the underlying themes regarding the destruction of the American middle-class really resonated with me)

Hopefully that gets you up to date 🙂

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Trumped Up!

F*ck TTIP! Since all you meat head EU lovers either don’t know about it or too stupid to see what is happening, he is the only one that might stop it!

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Lord Lyle.

Trumped up. “Copulate with an acronym TTIP expletively. Since all ad supra or perhaps urbi et orbi, who possess meat and a head and who would love to retain membership of the EU either don’t know about something or (are) too stupid to know what is happening somewhere, someone is the only one who may stop something”.

Assuming the original was Welsh, how was my translation.

You won’t get on in the English courts with Welsh boyo.

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Anonymous

F*ck Lord Lyle

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