Nature: You break it? You 'buy it'.
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/the-silence-is-deafening-major-brands-avoid-trump-as-he-promotes-them-from-the-white-house/2019/03/05/3c83112c-3f60-11e9-922c-64d6b7840b82_story.html?utm_term=.facd88840c4fIn a scene probably worth millions of dollars in free advertising, President Trump displayed a spread of burgers from some of the country’s biggest fast-food chains inside the State Dining Room of the White House on Monday as hungry football players looked on.
With cameras rolling, he offered a presidential endorsement of “all-American” restaurants including McDonald’s, Chick-fil-A and Wendy’s.
“We like American companies, okay?” Trump said, standing before hundreds of Big Macs and chicken sandwiches alongside the North Dakota State football team. “Go eat up. Enjoy yourselves, everybody.”
But the companies haven’t been quick to return the affection or attempt to cash in on the presidential product placement, with McDonald’s, Chick-fil-A and Wendy’s all remaining silent about Trump’s endorsements. When Trump held a similar event in January, Burger King was the only company to reference it on social media — by mocking Trump for misspelling the word hamburger in a tweet.
Is it "numpties?"Most of GOP wouldn't support Trump impeachment even if he took Russian assistance: poll
I have a word for these people...
Not according to Snopes:
FACT CHECK: Did Donald Trump Say Republicans Are the "Dumbest Group of Voters"?Despite People‘s comprehensive online content archive, we found no interview or profile on Donald Trump in 1998 (or any other time) that quoted his saying anything that even vaguely resembled the words in this meme. Trump appeared somewhat regularly in the magazine’s pages before he came to star on The Apprentice, but the bulk of the magazine’s celebrity-driven coverage of him back then centered on his marriages to, and divorces from, Ivana Trump and Marla Maples.
I'm afraid not. The damage is done. Worse, even if Trump is successfully impeached tomorrow and Pence goes with him, the problem will continue to worsen for years, depending on how long Trump's appointees live. I don't know of any easy way to fix this.I fervently hope there will be a way to undo the Trumpian judiciary appointments.
Increasing the number of justices on the Court is a one potential mitigation.I'm afraid not. The damage is done. Worse, even if Trump is successfully impeached tomorrow and Pence goes with him, the problem will continue to worsen for years, depending on how long Trump's appointees live. I don't know of any easy way to fix this.
To be fair, in most jurisdictions four years would be regarded as a significant sentence, particularly for a defendant with no previous convictions who is almost 70 (though, at least in the UK, his age wouldn't provide much mitigation) .I know there's still more sentencing to come, but this is ridiculous. The sentencing guidelines were for 19-24 years. That is some serious old rich white man privilege.