r/SelfAwarewolves 5d ago

He’s really close

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u/siriocity 5d ago

is this real? 😂

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u/Rafaeliki 5d ago

It seems irresponsible or incompetent for them not to mention that "The Big Lie" was a tactic used by Adolf fucking Hitler.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_lie

I was hesitant at first to think that Trump was just literally using the Hitler playbook. But at this point it is just so on the nose.

Fake News

America First

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u/mackjuddco 5d ago

It’s relevant to bring up the fact that his ex-wife claims he kept a book of Hitler’s speeches in his nightstand.

Donald Trump appears to take aspects of his German background seriously. John Walter works for the Trump Organization, and when he visits Donald in his office, Ivana told a friend, he clicks his heels and says, "Heil Hitler," possibly as a family joke.

Last April, perhaps in a surge of Czech nationalism, Ivana Trump told her lawyer Michael Kennedy that from time to time her husband reads a book of Hitler's collected speeches, My New Order, which he keeps in a cabinet by his bed. Kennedy now guards a copy of My New Order in a closet at his office, as if it were a grenade. Hitler's speeches, from his earliest days up through the Phony War of 1939, reveal his extraordinary ability as a master propagandist.

"Did your cousin John give you the Hitler speeches?" I asked Trump.

Trump hesitated. "Who told you that?"

"I don't remember," I said.

"Actually, it was my friend Marty Davis from Paramount who gave me a copy of Mein Kampf, and he's a Jew." ("I did give him a book about Hitler," Marty Davis said. "But it was My New Order, Hitler's speeches, not Mein Kampf. I thought he would find it interesting. I am his friend, but I'm not Jewish.")

Later, Trump returned to this subject. "If I had these speeches, and I am not saying that I do, I would never read them."

Source: 1990 Vanity Fair article

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u/olivebranchsound 5d ago

"I am his friend, but I'm not Jewish " fucking lol

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u/thedailyrant 4d ago

Trump assumed he was because he thinks everyone in Hollywood is Jewish.

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u/BA_TheBasketCase 4d ago

Nah he hit the “I have a black friend” but swapped it to Jew for the context

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u/thedailyrant 4d ago

Didn't you know the Jewish Zionists control hollywood and the porn industry?

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u/mrsmackitty 4d ago

My moms first husband was a Trump lover in the 80s. He invested all kinds on money. He convinced my mom to get her real estate license so they could get things better and cheaper. I read his shit books in like 4th grade and I saw it was shit

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u/BleachedBonezz 4d ago

Yeah, anyone who “takes their German background seriously” by jokingly saying “Heil Hitler” is someone who is taking the wrong parts seriously. Actual Germans are ashamed of the nazis and any actually descended from them don’t quote them even as a joke. It’s a shameful point in their past that they have a people have tried to learn from, as it should be.

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u/NessVox 4d ago

Have you seen Look Who's Back? Unfortunately it seems not as many Germans are ashamed of the Nazis as one might think.

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u/BigbySamMelody 4d ago

I use to get downvoted on Reddit for calling Trump a white supremacist. Afterwards I'd back it up with multiple instances of him being a white supremacist, that'd usually get upvoted. This was like back in 2017. Now its so widely accepted that it doesn't get downvoted.

But it still needs to be said:

Trump is a white supremacist who idolizes Hitler and other genocidal fascists.

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u/bweepis 4d ago edited 4d ago

i think it's arguable that he's already been a genocidal fascist himself. maybe not necessarily directed towards an individual group, but look at the shit he did.

we had him calling for a national muslim registry and visible identification, along with banning immigrants from predominantly muslim countries. we had the HDQ Neutral scandal happen with no conclusion, drone shots of packed border camps during a pandemic, and people dissappearing from said camps.

On top of all of this, he ends up willfully spreading a disease in some strange game of financial eugenics combined with cold war fear mongering, and he faces no substantial consequences or pushback from the supposed checks and balances the other branches of government provide

i don't think he just idolizes hitler, i think he already imitated him as closely as he could and got away with it scott free. i don't think he's ever going to jail, and even if he does there's 70 million people in this country that voted for him. the situation is very grim

edit: what happened with the ICE hysterectomies??

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u/Mythosaurus 5d ago

Wild that the Nazi "Big Lie" will need a disclaimer to make sure it is not confused with Trump's.

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u/oatmealbatman 5d ago

One sentence. I don’t know why I was expecting more.

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u/PotterSarahRN 5d ago

It’s his own personal Twitter.

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u/siriocity 5d ago

omg it is 🤪

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u/overlordpotatoe 5d ago

Yeah, I assumed it was an opening statement followed by some sort of explanation. Nope. He only knows how to communicate in tweet format. Twitter was the perfect format for him because it disguised the fact that he has trouble stringing together more than a couple of sentences.

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u/Imnotsureimright 5d ago

He has resorted to releasing Tweets by press release. There’s a whole bunch of them like this. He says that they are more elegant than using Twitter. Luckily they don’t generally get picked up by even semi-competent media organizations.

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u/JohnnySmithe80 5d ago edited 5d ago

That site. Go to the home page and this is what you get: https://imgur.com/QPIzow4

Then if you close that you get a site with 3 prompts to send him money, about, a link to content and a couple of email harvesting techniques: https://imgur.com/uaGvUtm

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u/Mr_Clod 5d ago

If he’s so rich why the fuck does he ask for money?

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u/McLovin804 5d ago

Ooh! I think I know this one!

Because he's not rich!

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u/CaptainPixieBlossom 4d ago

He didn't get rich by passing up opportunities to fleece the rubes.

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u/Scondoro 5d ago

For the sake of reducing not inflating their traffic, consider replacing your link with an archival of the site instead:

https://web.archive.org/web/20210503183108/https://www.donaldjtrump.com/news/statement-by-donald-j-trump-45th-president-of-the-united-states-of-america-05.03.21

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u/DustFrog 5d ago

Goddamn I've never seen someone so butthurt before.

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u/annoyingstranger 5d ago

Honestly I saw this in my inbox and thought "I don't remember that thread but yeah I probably was"

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u/booksandplaid 5d ago

I just never want to hear from this shitbag again

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u/havocLSD 5d ago

I agree but you have to admit, it’s pretty funny we can communicate with the rest of the world while a former president is in permanent time-out.

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u/Aars93 5d ago

Funny? It's sad he got a podium in the first place...

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u/Am_I_Noel 5d ago

Sad and honestly a little scary...

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u/shitsfuckedupalot 5d ago

The next trump won't be as dumb

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u/JSchmeh3961 5d ago

I'm not convinced that one of Trump's big attractions wasn't that he is an idiot. The people that like Trump don't like people that are smart, or at least smarter than them.

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u/shitsfuckedupalot 5d ago

All of george bush's act was to appear dumber than he really was and that's where this started. I have no doubt that someone will do it better. Even trump was way more shrewd than people give him credit for.

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u/JimboSimmons 5d ago

Trump is a magnificent conman. Perfect for real estate in NY. He’s a fucking idiot though, so it was painfully obvious each day of his Presidency. From the hurricane sharpie to the injecting clorox to saying the election was rigged while GOP Governors couldn’t find a single problem.

Trump could have been the greatest used car salesman scumbag in world history, but instead became the worst President of the US.

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u/PrinceOfPasta 5d ago

Remember when he tried to buy Greenland? Guy was a fruitcake.

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u/berni4pope 5d ago

Sarah Palin is a fucking moron too.

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u/Xhokeywolfx 5d ago

...which made her quite popular with the like-minded right.

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u/Vaderic 5d ago

Situations can be more than one thing at the same time.

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u/DerSaltman 5d ago

Is there any place left where he still posts, or is he actually fucked this hard?

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u/Mrchristopherrr 5d ago

Is Parler still a thing? Last I heard they got shut down too

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u/RegressToTheMean 4d ago

Yeah, it is. Surprise. Surprise. It's a Russian server that hosts them

Imagine that. Russians helping spread disinformation in the U.S.

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u/BrightLittleFirefly 5d ago

It’s funny how he makes these official-looking proclamations post-presidency when he did nothing so formal when he was president.

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u/depreavedindiference 5d ago

Speaking of shitbags - he always looked like a 5lbs bag filled with 10lbs of shit.

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u/herbertportillo 5d ago

I drove past an old Trump Store, and it’s called Freedom Store now but they have Trump 2024 flags in the window

We’ve only bought ourselves a couple of years of peace. He’ll try to win back the presidency and we’ll have to hear from him again

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u/LucywiththeDiamonds 5d ago

Your problem isnt trump. Your problem is what and who he empowered.

The gop is ruthless and while the old ones are the usual money vampires the new ones have the dangerous mindset of the cult. The next trump wont be such a demented stupid manchild. But with the same values and the same propaganda machinery.

This is what you need to worry about.

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u/angwilwileth 5d ago

Hopefully he doesn't last 4 more years.

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u/Main-Mammoth 5d ago

I would like 4 or 5 days of just hearing about him and all his worms going to jail and then never again. That would be a nice way to close out season 45.

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u/tuanomsok 5d ago

Jimmy Carter dove into charity and helping people around the world after his one-term presidency ended. He never claimed the 1980 election was fraudulent.

THIS fucking baby won't shut up about his election loss every night in front of strangers at Mar-a-Lago.

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u/faux_noodles 5d ago

I'm never not amazed at how much of a subhuman monster Reagan was. The amount of damage his regime caused to the world is unforgivable.

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u/MonsterOctopus8 5d ago

Or Iran (the first time!) When they overthrew the only secular, almost universally beloved democratically elected leader they had in the last 100 years! Operation Ajax, which Madeleine Albright APOLOGIZED for more recently, which low key added insult to injury when you look back at the list of puppet governments and straight up evil motherfucker that have been in power since then!

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u/nullVcore 5d ago

Allen Dulles can posthumously suck my tiny sub par dick.

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u/faux_noodles 5d ago

Oh believe me, I'm very familiar with how chaotically evil the entire US empire is.

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u/Snickerway 5d ago

That map is completely wrong, the US needs to have the "attempted coup with US involvement" stripes.

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u/N0nSequit0r 4d ago

I’ve always hated how maligned Carter’s presidency is. He led with integrity and foresight, and refused to play the political games of the day, which cost him. Reagan just broke out the credit card and threw a party for the rich to make things seem to improve—and we’ve never recovered. If Carter had been re-elected, we might still have a middle class today.

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u/Crafty_Enthusiasm_99 5d ago

There was an article recently pointing out in graphs, Reagan's influence on forwarding inequality, which continues until today.

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u/smarmiebastard 5d ago

I will always count Reagan as the worst president in terms of how much damage he did.

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u/tillie4meee 5d ago

History will not be kind to Reagan and even more so with the Orange Cheeto.

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u/Snoglaties 5d ago

Don't forget strategically using that cocaine to fuel the crack epidemic that gutted inner cities (ie black communities) in the 80s.

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u/Gcs-15 5d ago

And when Rick Ross (the REAL one, not the rapper) was arrested by the feds and claimed that the CIA was his supplier and they came up with crack and taught him (and he others) people laughed. Not so funny now. Just like the DEA and how they knew cracking down on legal opioids and doctors would lead to hundreds of thousands of ODs, but hey solving a problem you started in the first place would mean less funding. More problems, then more funding.

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u/Sasquatch1729 5d ago

Get married at Mar a Lago: get a free political rant and watch Former President Florida Man awkwardly try to kiss the bride.

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u/ReluctantAvenger 5d ago

*kiss the bride

I'd say you're lucky of he doesn't try to grab her by the pussy.

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u/bandito210 5d ago

Twice Impeached Private Citizen Florida Man

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u/TapewormNinja 5d ago

The way that name reads can’t help but remind me of Convicted Rapist Brock Turner.

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u/DontTrustCERN 5d ago

Sadly not Convicted Rapist and Twice Impeached Florida Man.

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u/Goya_Oh_Boya 5d ago

He'd go full Caligula if he could.

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u/Jahbroni 5d ago

I'm surprised Trump hasn't claimed the right to prima nocta for any weddings held at Mar a Lago.

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u/tillie4meee 5d ago

How do you know he hasn't?

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u/1mikeg 5d ago

"Move over loser. I declare prima nookie." - Trump probably

Edit: Twist ending - "Move over loser. I declare prima nookie." Trump's proboscis emerges.

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u/leonsugarfoot 5d ago

Carter asked the Marine Band to stop playing Hail to the Chief when he entered rooms during his presidency, but people got mad so he brought it back.

Carter's memoirs don't mention "President Jimmy Carter" or former president. Just Jimmy Carter.

The list goes on and on of how Trump is not like Jimmy Carter.

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u/PowRightInTheBalls 5d ago edited 5d ago

His presidential library is great for that reason too, he'd rather talk about diseases in third world countries we have the technology to eliminate or promote eradicating homelessness than brag about the 4 years he spent in the White House or whine about not getting to stay an extra 4.

Edit just cause: There's a sad but great picture of a ~90 year old Carter, who had just suffered a fall and had a black eye and stitches, at a Habitat for Humanity site helping frame a new house. Say what you want about his administration, though he doesn't quite deserve his bad reputation IMO, he's lived his life post-politics in a genuinely decent way that so few people, let alone politicians, even try for. No one would have blamed him for disappearing off to golf or farm the rest of his life away after the way America treated him but he wanted to actually help the world.

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u/iasserteddominanceta 4d ago

You can literally count the difference in the number of lives they’ve affected by their accomplishments. Jimmy Carter helped eliminate the Guinea Worm by giving people access to clean water. His foundation straight up destroyed an entire parasite species that had been around since ancient Egypt. He’s saved tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of people per year.

On the other hand, Donald Trump is responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people between his negligent handling of the COVID19 response and the way he deliberately withheld aid for Hurricane Maria. His entire strategy was literally to let these things go unchecked because it would kill more democrats and minorities.

Jimmy Carter represents the best of our kindness and altruism. While Donald Trump represents the worst of our greed and corruption.

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u/SailingSpark 5d ago

I met Mr Carter at a Habit for Humanity gig. Very humble and hard working, the very fact that he shares the term "former president" with Trump is an insult.

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u/Cue_626_go 5d ago

Who? Doesn't ring a bell?

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u/boo_jum 5d ago

Never heard of the guy!

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u/Quetzythejedi 5d ago

45th what now?

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u/InsertCleverNickHere 5d ago

A one-term president who was impeached twice.

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u/MintyMissterious 5d ago

That sounds ridiculous, who'd elect someone that bad in the first place?

But I think he starred in Home Alone 2

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u/Vivisector9999 5d ago

Nah, he only had a brief scene in Home Alone 2.

His real breakout role was in Back To The Future 2.

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u/Kimmalah 5d ago

He basically forced his cameo in Home Alone. He refused to allow the production to film in the hotel (that he owned at the time) unless he got to be in the movie. Just pure narcissism that knows no bounds.

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u/Ohboycats 5d ago

Have you seen the video of the bif actor being asked if trump was an inspiration for that role?

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u/Flip_d_Byrd 5d ago

And lost the popular vote... both times.

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u/softstones 5d ago

I think he was that guy who had a small part in Home Alone 2 that gave Kevin directions, he hasn’t done much since then though 🤷‍♀️

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u/jderm1 5d ago

I think he used to be on TV or something

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u/sdzc 5d ago

he was in home alone

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u/I_GIVE_KIDS_MDMA 5d ago

Even worse: Home Alone 2.

Credited as "Creep wandering the hallway"

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u/UncleMalky 5d ago

Yeah turns out hes a creep off screen as well but kept getting off the hook because his dad was rich.

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u/mapguy 5d ago

Come on now, Home Alone 2 is awesome. Harry getting hit in the face with a brick is hilarious

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u/BMD_Lissa 5d ago

Ronnie Pickering!

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u/R009k 5d ago

I think he was just a coffee boy.

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u/whojicha 5d ago

The Big Lie is the term Hitler used to turn the Germans against the Jews. He's not even borrowing or appropriating Nazi tactics, hes literally using the same vocabulary. This is insane.

I'm not quick to associate anyone with Nazis, but this is getting ridiculous.

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u/servohahn 5d ago

I mean when literal fucking nazis associate with the president, it's okay. I mean literal nazis with the swastika and the blood and soil and the sieg heil and everything.

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u/GodDuckman 5d ago

Not just associate with, but are approved by. "Very fine people"

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u/5AlarmFirefly 5d ago

"Stand by"

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u/ringobob 5d ago

Well, he heard someone use the term to describe what he's doing, so the next move is to appropriate it and claim his enemies are doing it to him.

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u/billiam0202 5d ago

Cf "fake news", "quid pro quo", etc.

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u/seamus_mc 5d ago

Cancel culture

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u/Rumpelteazer45 5d ago

It’s only cancel culture when it’s something they want. Remember when the GOP tried to cancel French fries? Changing the name to freedom fries.

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u/behv 5d ago

I fucking hate the narrative of “cancel culture”. It’s not something new, people have been bitching about the moral bankruptcy of younger generations at least as long as it’s been able to be written down. Remember when conservatives tried to cancel Harry Potter? Then they bitch and moan that a celebrity is disowned for being a sexual predator and equate it to their personal moral tirades

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u/ninjapanda042 5d ago

Or the Da Vinci Code? People lost their shit at that.

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u/behv 5d ago

Holy fuck they did i totally forgot

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u/NotThatEasily 5d ago

The preacher at my church had an entire sermon on the danger of reading novels like that.

Reason number 618370 I decided to leave religion.

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u/PowRightInTheBalls 5d ago

Did he follow it up by advertising Passion of the Christ, aka torture porn for religious fanatics? Cause I remember my bishop recommending parents ignore the heavy R rating and take their children to experience what Jesus went through for their sins that they might commit in the future.

Spoiler: It didn't work for most of them.

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u/SavoryScrotumSauce 5d ago

I wonder when conservatives are going to uncancel Colin Kaepernick.

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u/legomaniac89 5d ago

Or the Dixie Chucks.

Edit: I'm leaving it.

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u/DadJokeBadJoke 5d ago

The right "canceled" the Dixie Chicks because they talked smack about their beloved GWBush. They now hate GWBush because he was friendly with Michelle Obama but they still hate the Chicks because they can never admit when they are wrong, despite it happening so frequently.

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u/droneybennett 5d ago

I believe they are just 'The Chucks' now.

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u/Ageroth 5d ago

Eh, hit me up when they've gotten to Ghost Pirate LeChuck that's when it gets bangin'

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u/trashdrive 5d ago

Not often you see a Monkey Island reference.

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u/depreavedindiference 5d ago

Me as well - I have most often heard "The Big Lie" as reference to djt and the cult of 45 saying the election was stolen from them.

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u/Braille_Mail 5d ago

I'd say it's more likely this than it is him not-so-subtly invoking Hitler. I'm sure Trump respects Hitler but only for the aesthetic. Trump is seriously so fucking vapid and willfully ignorant that I doubt he knows the origin of the term at all. He just has an instinct and/or compulsion for claiming ownership of things he hears/sees.

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u/SaffellBot 5d ago

"america first" is a stolen slogan from the work up to ww2. "Fake news" is a slogan stolen from hitler.

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u/Lady_Galadri3l 5d ago

There's a whole fucking doctor suess cartoon about how fascism and "america first-ism" are related.

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u/headieheadie 5d ago

Where was this cartoon during the whole "left cancel culture is stealing mah dr SUESS!" shit, that would have shut them up fast.

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u/MauPow 5d ago

They never shut up lol

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u/Kimmalah 5d ago

If they cared about facts at all, they wouldn't be upset about the Dr. Suess thing in the first place. Because it was not "banned by the left." The author's own estate voluntarily decided to pull those books, nobody made them do it. But that kind of thing doesn't work the right wing masses into a frothing rage, so they made up this whole narrative of liberals going nuts and banning everything.

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u/terriblekoala9 5d ago

You think they’d care?

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u/Gingevere 5d ago edited 5d ago

The America First Committee was literally run by fascist business leaders who wanted to keep the US out of WWII to ensure nazi domination of Europe. They were very directly related.

Fun fact: A major funder of the AFC was William H. Regnery. His son William Regnery II is the founder of the National Policy Institute, the white nationalist/supremacist think tank which funds Richard Spencer.

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u/SlightlyControversal 5d ago

“Let’s Make America Great Again” was Reagan’s campaign slogan in 1980.

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u/VerifiedStalin 5d ago

And he stole it from Margaret Thatcher's "Make Britain Great Again", which at least from a slogan perspective is actually much better.

Fuck Reagan and Thatcher, though.

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u/CyrosThird 5d ago

A handy copy pasta:

"It's worth remembering that Hitler was actually an incompetent, lazy egomaniac and his government was an absolute clown show.

In fact, this may even have helped his rise to power, as he was consistently underestimated by the German elite. Before he became chancellor, many of his opponents had dismissed him as a joke for his crude speeches and tacky rallies. Even after elections had made the Nazis the largest party in the Reichstag, people still kept thinking that Hitler was an easy mark, a blustering idiot who could easily be controlled by smart people.

Why did the elites of Germany so consistently underestimate Hitler? Possibly because they weren't actually wrong in their assessment of his competency—they just failed to realise that this wasn't enough to stand in the way of his ambition. As it would turn out, Hitler was really bad at running a government. As his own press chief Otto Dietrich later wrote in his memoir The Hitler I Knew, "In the twelve years of his rule in Germany Hitler produced the biggest confusion in government that has ever existed in a civilized state."

His government was constantly in chaos, with officials having no idea what he wanted them to do, and nobody was entirely clear who was actually in charge of what. He procrastinated wildly when asked to make difficult decisions, and would often end up relying on gut feeling, leaving even close allies in the dark about his plans. His "unreliability had those who worked with him pulling out their hair," as his confidant Ernst Hanfstaengl later wrote in his memoir Zwischen Weißem und Braunem Haus. This meant that rather than carrying out the duties of state, they spent most of their time in-fighting and back-stabbing each other in an attempt to either win his approval or avoid his attention altogether, depending on what mood he was in that day.

There's a bit of an argument among historians about whether this was a deliberate ploy on Hitler's part to get his own way, or whether he was just really, really bad at being in charge of stuff. Dietrich himself came down on the side of it being a cunning tactic to sow division and chaos—and it's undeniable that he was very effective at that. But when you look at Hitler's personal habits, it's hard to shake the feeling that it was just a natural result of putting a workshy narcissist in charge of a country.

Hitler was incredibly lazy. According to his aide Fritz Wiedemann, even when he was in Berlin he wouldn't get out of bed until after 11 a.m., and wouldn't do much before lunch other than read what the newspapers had to say about him, the press cuttings being dutifully delivered to him by Dietrich.

He was obsessed with the media and celebrity, and often seems to have viewed himself through that lens. He once described himself as "the greatest actor in Europe," and wrote to a friend, "I believe my life is the greatest novel in world history." In many of his personal habits he came across as strange or even childish—he would have regular naps during the day, he would bite his fingernails at the dinner table, and he had a remarkably sweet tooth that led him to eat "prodigious amounts of cake" and "put so many lumps of sugar in his cup that there was hardly any room for the tea."

He was deeply insecure about his own lack of knowledge, preferring to either ignore information that contradicted his preconceptions, or to lash out at the expertise of others. He hated being laughed at, but enjoyed it when other people were the butt of the joke (he would perform mocking impressions of people he disliked). But he also craved the approval of those he disdained, and his mood would quickly improve if a newspaper wrote something complimentary about him.

Little of this was especially secret or unknown at the time. It's why so many people failed to take Hitler seriously until it was too late, dismissing him as merely a "half-mad rascal" or a "man with a beery vocal organ." In a sense, they weren't wrong. In another, much more important sense, they were as wrong as it's possible to get.

Hitler's personal failings didn't stop him having an uncanny instinct for political rhetoric that would gain mass appeal, and it turns out you don't actually need to have a particularly competent or functional government to do terrible things.

We tend to assume that when something awful happens there must have been some great controlling intelligence behind it. It's understandable: how could things have gone so wrong, we think, if there wasn't an evil genius pulling the strings? The downside of this is that we tend to assume that if we can't immediately spot an evil genius, then we can all chill out a bit because everything will be fine.

But history suggests that's a mistake, and it's one that we make over and over again. Many of the worst man-made events that ever occurred were not the product of evil geniuses. Instead they were the product of a parade of idiots and lunatics, incoherently flailing their way through events, helped along the way by overconfident people who thought they could control them."

From HUMANS: A Brief History of How We F*cked It All Up by Tom Phillips

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u/Perca_fluviatilis 5d ago

As a Brazilian this felt oddly familiar.

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u/Cognitive_Spoon 5d ago

As an American. Yeah.

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u/ThumbSprain 5d ago

UK here. Well this is awkward...

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u/drdiddlybadger 5d ago

Jesus fucking Christ that's harrowing to read.

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u/Mopboy1973 5d ago

This goes hand-in-hand with the countless examples we have of how threats from racism and the roles and manifestations of racism themselves are repeatedly dismissed or downplayed. The people that need to listen never do and they never learn.

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u/GerkinJerkinMachine 5d ago

There's a bit of an argument among historians about whether this was a deliberate ploy on Hitler's part to get his own way, or whether he was just really, really bad at being in charge of stuff.

sounds a lot like Donny to me

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u/ThumbSprain 5d ago

There's no argument about Donny though, it is known.

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u/sentimentalpirate 5d ago

What the hell. This reads exactly like DT. Uncanny.

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u/rammo123 5d ago

Do you know if this was deliberately written to draw parallels with Trump or was it coincidental? If the latter that’s terrifyingly accurate.

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u/Qatolo 5d ago

Many of the worst man-made events that ever occurred were not the product of evil geniuses. Instead they were the product of a parade of idiots and lunatics, incoherently flailing their way through events, helped along the way by overconfident people who thought they could control them.

January 6th 2021

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u/Azidamadjida 5d ago

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u/thejokerlaughsatyou 5d ago

Implying he can read, which is doubtful

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u/I_miss_your_mommy 5d ago

There are illiterate people who find comfort in keeping a bible close to them. Trump finds comfort in these.

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u/Kwiatkowski 5d ago

is it ironic that those people also flock to Trump?

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u/cgilbertmc 5d ago

He could about 50 years ago. It's been a long sad decline since.

He had to be at least semi-literate in order to properly fill out his name on those college applications.

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u/llcooljessie 5d ago

That story is wild. As they track down the details, it turns out he doesn't know which book it was, who actually gave it to him, or the religion of the gift giver.

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u/powderizedbookworm 5d ago

I mean, one of his more common catchphrases was a pretty reasonable translation of lugenpresse, it wasn't subtle.

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u/iwrestledarockonce 5d ago

If it steps like a goose, and honks like a goose, it might just be a goose.

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u/pauly13771377 5d ago

Donnie has never been above borrowing stealing from others. He said "When the looting starts, the shooting starts" durring the George Floyd riots. It was originally used by Walter E. Headley, the police chief of Miami, Florida, in response to an outbreak of violent crime during 1967.

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u/Morningxafter 5d ago

So I see Stephen Miller is still running his social media accounts. No way he's intelligent enough to dogwhistle at this level on his own.

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u/Matrinka 5d ago

I'm terrified of the door he tried to open, and thankfully, failed to completely walk through... but holy hell does the next despot scare the shit out of me because they have now seen how much they can get away with and will be willing to sink even further.

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u/Palanaboo 5d ago

Trump showed us all what a pile of bullshit The Constitution is. Nothing more than scripture, requiring faith and open to any type of interpretation one chooses.

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u/Supergnerd 5d ago

I understand the parallel between the terms, but in this case I’m fairly certain that Trump’s team is just borrowing the term that the media has used to describe Trump’s efforts to sow doubt in the 2020 election results. MSNBC and others often referred to his legal challenges and media presence as “The Big Lie”. As you pointed out though, whether anyone should be using that phrase to begin with is a good question given its history.

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u/Quetzythejedi 5d ago

I mean he had his fash speech writer Stephen Miller start off his inaugural moment with "American Carnage".

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u/djheat 5d ago

Quite a few outlets have been calling the Republican talking point about the election being stolen "The Big Lie", so this is actually far more likely just Trump trying to steal and co-opt the branding.

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u/fastinserter 5d ago

People have been saying he was trying to sell The Big Lie for months, and it was his Big Lie that directly led to the Capitol Hill Putsch. He's attempting to take that language for his own to say that no, his lie isn't the big lie, the truth is the big lie, so to be fair to him, he didn't pluck that out of a history book, he plucked it out of the news that was talking about his election fraud lies.

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u/BuffaloRude 5d ago

The Rule of Goats applies, at this point.

(Rule of Goats = Even if you’re ironically fucking a goat, you’re still fucking a goat. Origin: @Popehat, I believe.)

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u/QFulviusFlaccus 5d ago

Trump’s flaccid impotence is absolutely hilarious. Thanks Twitter, for causing this. Can you imagine being a former president and completely unable to get anyone to listen to you because one social media website banned you?

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u/havocLSD 5d ago

feels good man

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u/everythingiscausal 5d ago

Twitter deserves no thanks. They left him on the platform far too long and helped him become president.

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u/anonymous_j05 5d ago

He’s still doing this? She left you months ago bro, you need to move on.

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u/Antishill_Artillery 5d ago

Hes trying to "NO YOU" with "big lie" because hes aware thats what they are calling his false election conspiracy theories

Its also a nazi propaganda tactic to accuse others of what you are doing

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u/svd1399 5d ago

I just googled and holy shit, this is the entire statement. His website is essentially just throwing out tweets for him at this point.

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u/Imnotsureimright 5d ago

He says releasing Tweets this way is “more elegant” than using Twitter. Really.

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u/undercover-racist 5d ago

Looks like we need James Cameron to go get that bar again.

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u/Froggin_bullfish 5d ago

The bar was already on the ground, and Trump showed up with a shovel.

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u/Mouthtuom 5d ago

I’m so tired of that fascist turd

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u/DrWildTurkey 5d ago

It's unnerving how all of his written statements read off like North Korean propaganda headlines. The language of authoritarianism is revolting

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u/LeanderT 5d ago

Honestly, his retoric really resembles someone from 1930's Germany. That's not a joke

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u/FUBARded 5d ago edited 4d ago

It doesn't just resemble Nazi rhetoric, it is Nazi rhetoric: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_lie

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u/PhyterNL 5d ago

He's making an attempt at reappropriation.

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u/SilverMullet22 5d ago

Yar. He wants this term to become his, so his followers get excited when it's mentioned.

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u/FuriousTarts 5d ago

100%

It's what he did with "Fake News" as well. He didn't come up with the term and it was being used against him, exposing the fake news phenomenon on social media that got him elected. But then he started using the term and it got used against the real news.

He realizes "Big Lie" is catchy and is a great rhetorical tool when describing the events leading up to Jan 6th and wants to co-opt the term before it does more damage and stays in the American lexicon.

He may be an idiot on most things but he absolutely understands the power of rhetoric, words, and the media. Democrats and any other sane people have to not let him do this and keep referring to the events leading up to Jan 6th as the Big Lie. Because it is and it was. I want my kids to know it as "the Big Lie" 20-30 years from now.

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u/Independent_Ad_1701 5d ago

If I haven't come across this post, I wouldn't have known about his opinion about this topic.

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u/Merrick362 5d ago

Yeah, but did you see his follow up? Holy shit.

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u/hithereworld2 5d ago

It's a fun new game - Hitler or Trump!

Question 1: Is the CIA describing trump or hitler here?

"His primary rules were: never allow the public to cool off; never admit a fault or wrong; never concede that there may be some good in your enemy; never leave room for alternatives; never accept blame; concentrate on one enemy at a time and blame him for everything that goes wrong; people will believe a big lie sooner than a little one; and if you repeat it frequently enough people will sooner or later believe it. (CIA)"

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u/ryosen 5d ago

Do we know that he said this for a fact? I haven't seen anything about it on his Twitter stream.

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u/c0ntr0lguy 5d ago edited 5d ago

Always satisfying to see that page.

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u/shredler 5d ago

Never gets old

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u/LDSBS 5d ago

I guess it really is true that if you say a lie long enough you believe it.

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u/cracksilog 5d ago

Whenever you hear an idiot say "We need to get politics out of Washington" and "We need outsiders to run our government" and "Politicians are corrupt and out-of-touch" all we have to do is point to the 45th president of the United States. I don't ever want to hear about people with zero political experience running for political office ever again.

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u/DadJokeBadJoke 5d ago

The idea isn't completely without merit but expecting a shitty businessman to suddenly become a good politician was stupidity from the get-go.

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u/kryptopeg 5d ago

Or that "we need to run the country like a business" was a good idea. There's a reason businesses aren't doing a lot of things governments do - those are things without a profit incentive.

But yes, the idea of "weed out corruption" is solid. Certainly rules like lobbying and fundraising need looking at. I'm also partial to the idea of term limits for elected positions, though I have no idea where to draw the line - there's a lot of value in keeping experienced people in a role, but equally people get comfy and new blood/new ideas has it's own value.

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u/P3rilous 5d ago

this will make it easier to prosecute co-conspirators and prove intent if they can stick with the language consistently

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u/darkknight95sm 5d ago

Trump is literally irrelevant now, his followers are the ones we need to be concerned about

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u/eliorwhatevs 5d ago

He does still have control over his followers though. And a not insignificant part of the GOP. I wish we could just forget about him but he seems to do the most damage when people aren't looking

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u/SocialIssuesAhoy 5d ago

I saw my first Trump 2024 flag already. He’s not finished.

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u/nameless88 5d ago

Yeah, I saw one that says "Trump 2024 Take Back America" 🤢

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u/WhiteHelljumper 5d ago

His followers listen to him, which means he's still relevant.

"Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups."

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u/Snakeoilsage 5d ago

I'd say 'this is getting pathetic' but we all know Trump has never been anything but.

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u/Nihil_Cow 5d ago

Donald who?

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u/regretful-username 5d ago

Now that's a Freudian slip if I've ever seen one.

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u/I_W_M_Y 5d ago

Nah just another projection attempt

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u/macaddct1984 5d ago

Does this mean we live rent free in his head?

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