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    The Trumps snub the Bidens on their way out

    Trumps' snub of Bidens historic in its magnitude - CNNPolitics
    On the morning of January 20, Donald Trump and Melania Trump will depart the White House as President and first lady, but they will not invite their incoming counterparts, Joe and Jill Biden, inside before they do.

    The dissolving of one of America's most enduring transfer-of-power rituals -- the outgoing president welcoming the incoming president on the steps of the North Portico, and then riding with them to the United States Capitol -- is just one of the snubs the Trumps are perpetrating as they leave Washington.

    Instead of a president and first lady, the Bidens will be greeted by the White House chief usher Timothy Harleth, according to a source familiar with the day's events and planning. ...

    The afternoon of Inauguration Day, then-President Biden will participate in a ceremonial wreath-laying at Arlington National Cemetery, joined by former Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama. ...

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    I was at about six change of command ceremonies in 20 years. Officers tgat i knew HATED each other put on their big boy pants and smiled and gave each other their ritualistic dance steps.

    What the fuck goes thru one's mind knowing that this tantrum will be international news? That no historian will fail to mention this snub?
    They may skip over the choices not to set flags at half-mast, or only doing so under duress, but this last chance to not look like a selfish petulant asshole for one brief insrrant will never come again.
    Nor will he be invited to any gathering of former presidents, or graciously sent overseas on our dime to significant funerals and weddings to represent US.
    He's a living Little Golden Book on how NOT to President a country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith&Co. View Post
    I was at about six change of command ceremonies in 20 years. Officers tgat i knew HATED each other put on their big boy pants and smiled and gave each other their ritualistic dance steps.

    What the fuck goes thru one's mind knowing that this tantrum will be international news? That no historian will fail to mention this snub?
    They may skip over the choices not to set flags at half-mast, or only doing so under duress, but this last chance to not look like a selfish petulant asshole for one brief insrrant will never come again.
    Nor will he be invited to any gathering of former presidents, or graciously sent overseas on our dime to significant funerals and weddings to represent US.
    He's a living Little Golden Book on how NOT to President a country.
    I hope his portrait never hangs in the White House. Maybe in some basement broom closet or restroom...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elixir View Post
    I hope his portrait never hangs in the White House. Maybe in some basement broom closet or restroom...
    Or we could go with the kiddie attention span model mastered by restaurant chains across the US.
    A color-by-numbers placemat. A stack of them someplace in the hallway, in a tasteful wicker basket. Free, take as many as you like. One free sharpie for every visitor. A box of official White House crayons available for a nominal donation to BLM.

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    He doesn't want to be in the line of fire when his rally shows up. Rumor has it, that all security personnel is under investigation to make sure no Confederated flag waivers are a part of securing the inauguration. In other words no friendly fire there either. At least that's the message the nut jobs will receive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gospel View Post
    He doesn't want to be in the line of fire when his rally shows up. Rumor has it, that all security personnel is under investigation to make sure no Confederated flag waivers are a part of securing the inauguration. In other words no friendly fire there either. At least that's the message the nut jobs will receive.
    I can't believe they wish to risk President Pelosi or President Harris...

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    No, remeber? The impeachment of Trump, in their calculus, would have resulted in Hillary as Pres.
    If they shoot Biden, they must think we reset to the second-place candidate, and Trump rises to power.

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    No wonder they call it the DTs when alcoholics see things that aren't there. His fans see a great man, but in the end, Trump isn't complex. He's an immature, extremely petty individual, filled with the rage that justified self-doubt creates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elixir View Post
    I hope his portrait never hangs in the White House. Maybe in some basement broom closet or restroom...
    I hope they remove his animatronic from Disney’s hall of presidents

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Elixir View Post
    I hope his portrait never hangs in the White House. Maybe in some basement broom closet or restroom...
    I hope they remove his animatronic from Disney’s hall of presidents
    And put it in his Presidential library.
    Coin-operated keyboard.
    You type, he says.
    One dollar, then you can make him say, "I'm a loser."

    He'll bitch when he learns people keep dialing for the Donal Duck voice ($1 extra), for "Grrrrab 'em by th' PUSHY!", but when he sees how much they're making off it, he calm down.

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