Questions of the Day for Trump Supporters

Mish

I have some questions for Donald Trump and his supporters. As a bonus I have 26 direct quotes to ponder.

Dear Trump Supporters I have Questions

  1. Did Trump repeal and replace Obamacare with something much better and cheaper?
  2. Did Mexico pay for the wall?
  3. Did Trump balance the budget?
  4. Did Trump bring home the troops in Syria, Afghanistan, or Iraq?
  5. Did Trump eliminate the trade deficit?
  6. Did USMCA improve upon NAFTA?
  7. Did Trump improve upon TTP?
  8. Did Trump label China a currency manipulator?
  9. Did Trump rebuild the country's infrastructure?
  10. Was Trump phenomenal for women?
  11. Has Trump done more for the African American community than any other president since Abraham Lincoln?
  12. Did Trump drain the swamp?
  13. Did Trump's tariffs bring back manufacturing jobs?
  14. On 4/14/2011 Trump said "I look very much forward to showing my financials, because they are huge." Did he?

Greatest Trump Quotes

  1. On Border Control : "I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will have Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words." Campaign launch rally, 6/15/2015
  2. On Immigration: "We're rounding 'em up in a very humane way, in a very nice way. And they're going to be happy because they want to be legalized. And, by the way, I know it doesn't sound nice. But not everything is nice." 
  3. On Helping Women : "I will be phenomenal to the women. I mean, I want to help women." Face the Nation, 8/9/2015
  4. Abortion Q&A: “Do you believe in punishment for abortion – yes or no – as a principle?”  “The answer is there has to be some form of punishment.” “For the woman?” “Yeah, there has to be some form.” MSNBC, 03/30/2016
  5. On Gay Marriage: "It's like in golf... A lot of people - I don't want this to sound trivial - but a lot of people are switching to these really long putters, very unattractive... it's weird. You see these great players with these really long putters, because they can't sink three-footers anymore. And, I hate it. I am a traditionalist. I have so many fabulous friends who happen to be gay, but I am a traditionalist." New York Times, 5/1/2011
  6. On Race : "I have a great relationship with African Americans, as you possibly have heard. I just have great respect for them. And they like me. I like them." Anderson Cooper 360, 7/23/2015
  7. On Global Warming : "The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive." Twitter, 10/06/2012
  8. On Fighting Terrorism : "When you see the other side chopping off heads, waterboarding doesn't sound very severe." This Week with George Stephanopoulos, 08/02/2016
  9. On Political Correctness : "I think the big problem this country has is being politically correct. I've been challenged by so many people and I don't, frankly, have time for total political correctness." Fox News Republican debate, 08/06/2015
  10. On Why People Would Vote For Him : "To be blunt, people would vote for me. They just would. Why? Maybe because I'm so good looking." New York Times, 09/19/1999
  11. On Making America Great Again : "The line of 'Make America great again,' the phrase, that was mine, I came up with it about a year ago, and I kept using it, and everybody's using it, they are all loving it. I don't know, I guess I should copyright it, maybe I have copyrighted it." MyFox New York, March 2015 ("Let's Make America Great Again" was one of Ronald Reagan's most well-known campaign slogans)
  12. On Hillary Clinton : "If Hillary Clinton can't satisfy her husband what makes her think she can satisfy America?" Twitter, 04/16/2016
  13. On Rand Paul : "I never attacked him on his looks, and believe me, there's plenty of subject matter right there." CNN Republican debate, 09/16/2015
  14. On Why He's The Right Candidate: "I'm the most successful person ever to run for the presidency, by far. Nobody's ever been more successful than me. I'm the most successful person ever to run. Ross Perot isn't successful like me. Romney - I have a Gucci store that's worth more than Romney." Des Moines Register, 06/02/2015
  15. On Arianna Huffington : @arianahuff is unattractive both inside and out. I fully understand why her former husband left her for a man - he made a good decision." Twitter, 08/28/2012
  16. On Women In Hollywood : "While @BetteMidler is an extremely unattractive woman, I refuse to say that because I always insist on being politically correct." Twitter, 10/28/2012
  17. On Muslims : "Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what the hell is going on." 12/07/2015
  18. On Sharing His Financial Success: "I look very much forward to showing my financials, because they are huge." TIME, 04/14/2011
  19. On His Intelligence : "Sorry losers and haters, but my IQ is one of the highest - and you all know it! Please don't feel so stupid or insecure, it's not your fault." Twitter, 05/09/2013
  20. On Romance : "All of the women on The Apprentice flirted with me - consciously or unconsciously. That's to be expected." Trump: How To Get Rich, 2004
  21. On Family : "She does have a very nice figure... If [Ivanka] weren't my daughter, perhaps I'd be dating her."The View, 2006
  22. On Borrowing: "As a kid, I was making a building with blocks in our playroom. I didn't have enough. So I asked my younger brother Robert if I could borrow some of his. He said, 'Okay, but you have to give them back when you're done.' I used all of my blocks, then all of his blocks, and when I was done I had a great building, which I then glued together. Robert never did get those blocks back." Esquire, January 2004
  23. On His Body : “My fingers are long and beautiful, as, it has been well documented, are various other parts of my body.” New York Post, 2011
  24. On Breastfeeding Mothers : “You’re disgusting.” New York Times, 07/28/2015
  25. On Taking Inspiration From Other Leaders : “[Kim Jong-Un] speaks and his people sit up at attention. I want my people to do the same.” Fox & Friends, 06/15/2018
  26. On Health Care : “Nobody knew health care could be so complicated.” Washington Post, 02/27/2017

The above are courtesy of the ShortList 75 most ridiculous Trump quotes.

Mish

Comments (207)
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Eddie_T
Eddie_T

(sound of birds chirping)

PecuniaNonOlet
PecuniaNonOlet

(tumbleweeds)

threeblindmice
threeblindmice

No and no. Trump is a charlatan. HOWEVER, some 20-40% of the Dem party is in the thrall of CRT, which undermines our founding principles, evidence, reason, justice, capitalism, education and interracial relations. And Biden has no spine to resist his left wing (unlike, say, a Bloomberg or perhaps Klobuchar could have). America can survive Trump. I'm not sure we can survive the Zinn/1619/Kendization of our country.

IA Hawkeye in SoCal
IA Hawkeye in SoCal

Is Trump better than Biden? Yes.

PecuniaNonOlet
PecuniaNonOlet

What about bringing back coal?

Augustthegreat
Augustthegreat

In all fairness, tRump did label China a currency manipulator around the end of last year (I believe). But then he laughed so hard when Mnuchin suggested to him to look into the mirror.

grwiebke
grwiebke

Of course not (on all 14), but does it make Biden a better choice?

nlightn
nlightn

It really doesn't matter to any of the Tumpalina supporters.

All they care about is that he continually reflect and mirror their emotionally immature stances on race and hatred.

In their small minds that is a victory. What they don't comprehend is why they call it "his base". Yo,..Trumpalina supporters they call you his base because he's standing on you.

Of course ,...in any other individuals know, who has normal functioning active alive and firing at optimum brain neurons,...Trumpalina is a little boy that has not outgrown his temper tantrums and (for a while) has gotten away with it.

Looks like life just handed Trumpaloina a reality card.

TCW
TCW

It doesn't matter, Biden will turn us into Cuba. Do you actually believe anything that Biden says? He tried to do something about healthcare and McCain blocked it. I can't believe so many want a hard turn to socialism. No telling how much could have been accomplished had congress worked with him.

The Watchman
The Watchman

Mish, are you doing the Biden list tomorrow, out of fairness??

Sechel
Sechel

I think the question to day is how does Trump's contracting the virus impact his re-election. Not only does Trump have a duty to keep the country safe but he has a duty to keep his staff and himself safe to protect the country. It clearly looks like not only has he not adequately protected the country but he exposed himself and his team unnecessarily. There was minimal social distancing and use of masks.

Trump's answer he gets tested daily. Well a negative pregnancy test is no substitue for birth control just like a covi test is no substute for social distancing and ask wearing

numike
numike

Mel Carnahan beat John Ashcroft in the 2000 Missouri Senate race despite the handicap of being dead for 3 weeks.

skeptic16
skeptic16

No, Trump failed on all these things. But either Trump or Biden are going to be elected next month. As bad as he is, Trump is the lesser of two evils.

davebarnes2
davebarnes2

What about Donnie Fatso's claim about ending the War on Christmas? Is he going to toss Melanie under the bus?

grwiebke
grwiebke

I do not care about all the emotional BS. (and if you really want to end race issues, everyone has to stop talking about it, then it will have a chance to become a non-issue and go away). I am looking for the candidate who will objectively improve the life of my family... and I see ZERO reasons to believe Biden will do anything good, and some of his ideas are looking plain scary. So status -quo looks a lot more attractive.

Mr. Purple
Mr. Purple

Cultists, not supporters. When properly framed that way, there's zero point in asking.

Anonymous nobody
Anonymous nobody

This website seems to be full of intelligent people. How do you not all see that politics is nothing more than theater and that those at the top all work for the same big money interests? Much like the WWF in my youth, it’s all for show. No matter which party wins, you can be sure that we, the people, will lose. I can’t believe that people still think voting matters...

grwiebke
grwiebke

They do have somewhat different corporate sponsors, with somewhat different agendas.

Greggg
Greggg

Can't make any claim as a Trump supporter cuz I ain't. Would like to point out that the Patriot Act keeps getting bipartisan support though. Rather strange, don't you think?

Art Izagud
Art Izagud

Deep State and China. That's all that matters to protect some semblance of Liberty from authoritarians. Trump has dealt with a full on coup attempt, while managing a global crisis and tipping point, while acting in good faith, including attempting to use seized cartel monies to build the wall (Mexico pays for it). All the while Libertarian narcissists detract from him as if the alternative were better. Wake up, as our Churchill is ill, and those who worked against him will go down in history.

Rbm
Rbm

Oh the memories.

numike
numike

Having survived a probable case of the Spanish Flu picked up during his attendance at the Paris Peace Conference the previous fall, on this day in 1919, US president Woodrow Wilson (*1856 – †1924) suffered a debilitating stroke after an exhausting but ultimately unsuccessful barnstorming campaign push in the western states to rally support for the America’s membership in the League of Nations that left him incapacitated for the remainder of his term. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ta1ZcjpwVLo&feature=emb_logo

Tengen
Tengen

Trump supporters were much more likable in 2016 when they were being honest with themselves. They didn't want the corrupt establishment candidate so they opted for the outsider instead. They were protesting an amoral, stagnant status quo and that's totally understandable.

However, after Trump took office they started fantasizing about 4D chess and habitually excusing away Trump's many shortcomings. It turned out that not much changed with him. The deficits got even larger, the MIC even more bloated, and the pandering to banks continued unabated. Our march to insolvency accelerated, if anything. The Trump experiment is clearly a failure.

Biden won't fix anything but with hindsight we all know Trump won't either. The fact that people are willing to take up arms for this guy shows how desperate people are for a hero that isn't coming. They would be better served preparing for a tougher future and stop believing in the red/blue game despite being betrayed umpteen times!

Curious-Cat
Curious-Cat

Mish - I noticed no one answered any of your questions.

amigator
amigator

None of those matter. You just don't get it!

I voted for Trump and I would vote again because he is not a life long politician. I would potentially vote for many others if given the choice to vote for someone who has not been in Washington for the last 47 years!

Sorry, I would have responded right away but I have to work.

numike
numike

Happening now: WH pool says Trump to visit Walter Reed Military Medical Center today. Admitted on a ventilator. That’s the only reason to move him. The White House has a fully functioning medical office within the complex. https://twitter.com/Acosta/status/1312139004377096192

Eddie_T
Eddie_T

I can't seem to confirm he's on mechanical ventilation. That does not square with what's in the media, but who knows?

That would be a really bad sign....and I doubt it's true. You have to be intubated to be on a ventilator, and they usually heavily medicate ventilated patients....all kinds of repercussions there.

Greggg
Greggg

Michigan Supreme court strikes down Governor Gretchen Whitmer's Covid 19 executive orders as unconstitutional.

Captain Ahab
Captain Ahab

There is a comment below that stands as one of the most insightful comments on the Trump phenomenon. Expectations were formed and not realized, making the letdown so much worse. The same is true for HRC. The expectation was she would win. By not winning, defeating Trump became THE ONLY AGENDA.

Taking Mish's 14 questions, I'd ask if the issue underlying each question is inherently bad? Anyone think the USA should have open immigration, for example? If you do, you need a lesson in economics and human behavior. Unfettered immigration until continue until the USA has the same living standard as the originating countries.
Regarding the 'deep state', should we do nothing about government incompetence; for example the mask fiasco? Or corruption in the FBI and DOJ? Eg. FISA Applications?

The point is Trump identified a series of critical issues, setting expectations.
There is ONLY ONE question: was Trump merely not up to the task, or were the forces aligned against him so great that success was impossible? The evidence is right in front of you. Besides Fox, did any mass media EVER say anything positive/supportive? Instead, we were shown child prisons from the Obama era.

Unfortunately, many readers are unable to critically process information, merely suck up what they read/hear. Obamacare was doomed from day one. IT purported to be insurance, but wasn't. It was another government social program, a grand goal with poor implementation, placing the cost on taxpayers.

The lesson from the last 3.5 years: mind control is infinitely easier with closed minds.

Jojo
Jojo

Biden campaign has announced that they will suspend all negative campaign advertising during this "emergency".

What a bunch of malarkey! There's a sucker born every minute....

Dodge Demon
Dodge Demon

Pulling back 30+ years of the war machine ‘trumps’ everything else. It’s ok though, Mish, I know you don’t have a twenty year old son.

The American People should hang their heads in shame for the 90%+ approval rating for war criminals Bush I, Bush II (including Cheney, Rummy, Wolfie, Condi and Colin), Clinton’s Bosnian while cigar ing Monica, and Droner In Chief Nobel Peace Prize winner.

FromBrussels
FromBrussels

Mish, I seem to recall that you were pro Trump once upon a time , that being said, let me answer your questions with some other questions : What were Obama's merits apart from Obamacare?( was it a merit?) What did Obama do for the country during his presidency (8 years) apart from starting a couple of other wars and/or problems in the Middel East? Would Hillary, apart from triggering some more geopolitical conflicts, have done better? Unlike Trump she would ve been 'politically correct of course, like her mocking, 'we came we saw and Khadaffi died' ( beaten, sodomised and murdered she forgot to add). How will Biden do apart from executing Deep State politicies ? .....but Trump is a unpleasant egotistical jerk, I agree on that one !

Nigerian Prince
Nigerian Prince

If you seriously believe this kind sir, I have a bridge in beautiful New York City that I would like to sell you at at a very reasonable price.

EGW
EGW

He's a President, not a saint. Anyone who expects a President to be a "perfect" person is living in a delusion.

Kimo
Kimo

Most of those endeavors are the responsibility of Congress. Trump shows the direction, which is often opposed. The famous McCain vote is a fine example. Is there another direction you prefer, or someone better to push in the direction pointed out by Trump?

JBbrooks
JBbrooks

Mish, can you please create a question and answers list like this for all prior presidents? I am unfamiliar with each politician's record, the only thing I do know is that I am 43 years old and from the time I could understand the human language, my men relatives said all politicians are liars and crooks, which is the category I put Trump in. Biden is also is in that category, but he has am asterisk beside his name, which means he's a puppet that has no real remaining cognitive ability and even if he makes it four years, he'll be a puppet for the darkness the democratic party displays regularly.

Thalamus
Thalamus

Mish, standing up to China is a home run to me. Biden obviously won’t.

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I am not gonna vote this time again. too much indecision from my part. I leave that to the more opinionated.

Larrydk
Larrydk

Mish you should run, get elected, then fight the idiots in congress and the press and the idiot leftists to get your agenda completed. He certainly is flawed, as we all are, but much better than Biden.

Sechel
Sechel

The doctors and administration are not being straight here but it appears Trump knew he was infected on Wednesday , took a monoclonal antibody treatment on Thursday and decided to hop on a plane to Bedminster to meet donors. This is beyond irresponsible, its criminal.

ElbowWilham
ElbowWilham

I am not a Trump supporter. My only hope is that Trump keeps the main politicians from doing much but fight against him. The less the government gets done the better. Biden will just be a sock puppet for all the great government plans.

If they would go after the corrupt bankers, it would be even better. But neither side will do that.

Duncan Burns
Duncan Burns

I voted for my Golden Retriever in 2016 since my Presidential vote does not count in MA. However, Manufacturing jobs started coming back in 2010, with 500K added since Trump has been in office, with all gains wiped out w/C19 (August 2014 levels):

Neither Party will balance the budget. Unending wars will continue no matter who is in office because CONgress continues to FUND it via NDAA.

In both Party's cases, lobbyists pay Congress Members quarterly dues, with the expectation that they will vote the way they want. Those dues increase based on the position they hold.

In any event, neither side will solve anything or make your life better. For 2A proponents, when/if Amy is seated, you no longer have to worry which way Roberts will vote - which is a great thing as anti-liberty state AG's like mine will no longer rule by edict.

Mish
Mish

Editor

Obama's main achievement was not health care.
I have commented on this numerous times. Obama worked out a great deal with Iran and Trump wrecked it.

All of our allies, even top US military said Iran was honoring the terms.

wmjack
wmjack

If you support Biden and the Democrat Party you must live in propaganda Ville ,prefer blatant corruption of the DC swamp and are possibly an illegal alien

William Janes
William Janes

Well, at least, Trump never referred to the infamous Colonel Cassad as a reliable source for the truth on Russian machinations in Ukraine.


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