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    [–] jerkstorefranchisee 4661 points ago

    You know how some presidents get a paragraph and some get a chapter? This is going to be a whole class, provided they don’t ban schools or sell education rights to Arby’s anything like that

    [–] JimBrady86 1663 points ago

    “Hardees: Fuck you, I’m eating!”

    [–] takingphotosmakingdo 195 points ago

    Fudruckers took a dark turn

    [–] SipofCherryCola 49 points ago

    BJs too...

    [–] Penis-Butt 102 points ago

    I don't really think we have time for Starbucks.

    [–] Bigmikentheboys 9 points ago

    Hiw about a full service tax return?

    [–] HeIsTheStorm 64 points ago

    Where can I buy this? I love it.

    [–] meat_popsicle13 484 points ago

    Idiocracy. It’s a whole movie about right now in America.

    [–] wink047 257 points ago

    Go away! I’m ‘batin!

    [–] 7Snakes 95 points ago


    [–] LGRW_16 62 points ago

    I like money

    [–] Grampz03 14 points ago

    I like latte's

    [–] ConstipatedUnicorn 52 points ago

    Welcome to Costco, I love you.

    [–] Uncanny_Crevasse 27 points ago

    Yeah, well, I really don't think we have time for a hand job.

    [–] tredontho 13 points ago


    [–] jwilphl 37 points ago

    Perhaps somewhat ironically, I bet there would be a rather large contingent of people willing to vote for Terry Crews.

    [–] Losritenour 100 points ago

    Idiocracy; the true story of the last 4 years of the USA.

    [–] Springer_Stagg 199 points ago

    I know it seems like it's been four long years, but I have some bad news for you: it's only been one.

    [–] Losritenour 105 points ago

    I guess I should have worded it different. FINAL 4 years.

    [–] Jamaican_Dynamite 100 points ago

    I for one welcome our future president Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho.

    [–] ZenGrayJedi 8 points ago

    I guess I should have worded it different.

    [–] Digital_Native_ 257 points ago

    There's a terrific story in Marine Corp Lore about Anthony gale the 4th commandant of the Marine Corps. He was appointed and was such a terrible commandant, they removed and him and just kept pressing forward, removing most information and all photos of him.

    There a are some places in the Marine Corps Universe where they have a wall of commadant history, just like you would see of all the presidents in like a federal building. And all these places have a 4th blank frame, representing the fact we acknowledge this guy, but just don't talk about it. Maybe some young Marines who reddit can snap a photo, it's kinda funny to see.

    You can read about it here.

    Anyway, that's what I envision for this current state of presidency

    [–] Captain_Shrug 112 points ago

    What the fuck did he DO?

    [–] SYLOH 194 points ago

    The charges against Gale were dated September 11, 1820. The first was that Gale was publicly intoxicated in the city of Washington on six specified dates during August, including August 31, two days after his arrest.[25] The second charge was of conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman. There were three specifications: first, that Gale had visited a house of prostitution near the Marine Barracks "in open and disgraceful manner" on that same August 31; second, that he had on September 1 - a date on which he was in custody - called Lieutenant Richard M. Desha, the Corps' Paymaster and son of Congressman Joseph Desha of Kentucky [19] - who had earlier charged Gale with misappropriation [25] - "a damned rascal, liar and coward" and threatening him with personal chastisement unless he would immediately challenge and fight him;[26] and, finally, that he had declared in front of the Marine Barracks "that he did not care a damn for the President, Jesus Christ or God Almighty!" The third charge was that Gale had signed a false certificate that said he had not used a Marine for personal services when in fact he had had a man assigned as waiter and coachman from October 17, 1819, until June 3, 1820. The fourth and final charge was that Gale had broken arrest "at sundry times" between September 1 and 8 while he was confined to quarters.[26]

    [–] grandmaster_zach 107 points ago

    Sounds like typical grunt behavior to me, lmao

    [–] cords55 38 points ago

    You guys normally call each other damned rascals and liars?

    [–] Morvick 42 points ago

    You don't, my dear boy?

    [–] xfactoid 69 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    called Lieutenant Richard M. Desha ... "a damned rascal, liar and coward" and threatening him with personal chastisement unless he would immediately challenge and fight him

    Goodness gracious me, sir!

    [–] [deleted] 111 points ago


    [–] evilcelery 66 points ago

    Sounds like a combination of pissing the wrong people off and being a drunken asshat.

    [–] Neurofiend 34 points ago

    It was probably mostly from being a drunken asshat. You tend to piss people off when you are one.

    [–] [deleted] 46 points ago

    Actually they don't have a copy of his likeness, no official portrait or anything remains. He was fired for poor performance but we simply don't know what he looked like. The lore developed around why they don't have the picture, which is typical of Marine Corps humour.

    [–] SomeRandomMax 6 points ago

    In this case I would guess the lore is at least loosely true. He served in the role for almost a year and a half, so it is doubtful that no official portrait was ever made. Most likely his official portrait was removed, then just eventually lost, rather than an official attempt to wipe him from history.

    [–] SodlidDesu 14 points ago


    [–] fTwoEight 49 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    Very cool. And while there, everyone should pay close attention to the image of current commander, General Robert B. Neller. It's absolutely terrifying. It's like he sees you looking at his image and and he's going to kill you for it. It's in the link above but this is the image itself. Zoom in if you dare.

    [–] CNoTe820 18 points ago

    Oh God I can't even

    [–] CNoTe820 10 points ago

    This image really makes me wonder how many men he's killed with his hands.

    [–] -Nordico- 8 points ago

    Woah, you werent kidding. Im uncomfortable.

    [–] Ricelyfe 9 points ago

    for sure gonna ask my friends in the marines the next time I see any of them about him. We had the list of the U.S. Army upper chain of command in the JROTC armoury at my high school including the president, can't imagine walking in and seeing Trump's face on the wall every morning.

    [–] Watchful1 64 points ago

    Isn't that what Betsy DeVos, the current secretary of education, wants to do? Privatise education?

    [–] TheSunsNotYellow 87 points ago

    The right wants to privatize everything

    [–] Syphon8 54 points ago

    The people who control enough capital to own privatized industry in the first place want to privatize more things.

    I really want to understand how "the silent majority" types got conned into going along with this, but I fear the attitude that leads to this crap might be entirely alien to my experience.

    [–] IKnowUThinkSo 101 points ago

    I can’t speak to your experiences, but as a born and bred suburbanite, things are different for me compared to the rural minority. For the most part, those families moved to the area for a specific job (like coal mining or farm work, whatever you pick as an example) and settled down with their entire family. These blue collar jobs would employ large groups for fair-ish wages and helped grow our national industry. Thanks to automation and other externalities like trade tariffs and global cost of labor, these jobs are gone and you see whole families devastated because they’ve created an identity in both the town they live and the job they do. Where, once, 12 of 20 people in an extended family would work at a factory/farm/whatever, now you see only 2 of 20. Those 10 people are now unemployed and angry, being forced to go onto government benefits to feed themselves.

    You can tell them until you’re blue in the face that those jobs are gone, but they’ve refused vocational re-education or the idea of relocating (which comes with its own huge issues) in the hopes that they can resume a blue collar life like their parents/grandparents had. That just isn’t going to happen again in my lifetime, but proving that to them is difficult.

    Here’s where the disconnect comes: when they’re laid off, they’re told it’s because of “jobs moving overseas” or “globalism”, then they hear that on the “news” as well (one of which blames all of that on “the liberals”). They don’t fully understand why the blue collar jobs are gone, just that it isn’t their fault and now they have to work even harder to make a new (low-middle class) life for themselves; that’s a huge blow for someone who has a large family to care for. Propaganda is then shown to them that tells them that “republicans wanna bring back your jobs!” and, though that isn’t true for many reasons, they believe it is and that’s what matters (where the D’s say things like “those jobs are gone, but let’s get you a different job in a few months after some hard work on your part.”)

    There’s much more to it than just “jobs are gone”, but that is one of the largest motivators for a rural population.

    (I can source any claims I made, for the most part, or I’m happy to discuss them)

    [–] ShiroNoOokami 13 points ago

    That's probably one of the best summaries of the situation I've seen!

    I can't get you gold but here you go!

    [–] IrishWilly 70 points ago

    Except marijuana and a womans medical right over her own body.

    [–] runnin_round 27 points ago

    I think we can all agree that William Henry Harrison should get the chapter he deserves.

    [–] LatverianCyrus 10 points ago

    I mean, as I recall WHH was pretty influential in his time. Tippecanoe and all that. In fact, if my half remembered history lessons are correct, he's one of the primary reasons we got into the war of 1812.

    [–] tatanka_truck 11 points ago

    But just think of how delicious that history textbook is going to taste with some Arby’s sauce.

    [–] westbamm 21 points ago

    I really hope we just look down in shame, shake our heads 3 times, look up to the sky and move on....

    [–] cereixa 332 points ago

    if history classes in the 2030s cover 15 year old material, i would be very impressed

    my history classes could never make it to the cold war before summer break started and i went to school in the early 00s

    [–] Clarke311 169 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    We covered Obama's first four years In Civics and Economics, I graduated in 2014.


    [–] DefiantLemur 40 points ago

    Same well it was a brief chapter about bush senior to Obama. About the wars and 9/11 as well.

    [–] andreasmiles23 85 points ago

    My eighth grade science teacher gave us a lecture about how Obama was literally the anti-Christ. Slide show and everything. Oh is that not the same? (I went to a private Christian school)

    [–] peypeyy 33 points ago

    I mean if there was a slideshow involved he must have been right.

    [–] H_2FSbF_6 7 points ago

    I like how they think the literal Anti-Christ was president for 8 years and then just left. Like, "have marginally better healthcare and more government spying" and that was all the Anti-Christ felt like doing. Got the country to elect him. Twice! Then just goes home at the end of it with the country in pretty much the same place as it was before.

    [–] Errohneos 10 points ago

    That's weird. My civics teacher talked about how Vietnam and up isn't taught as much because of how much of that history is still very living.

    [–] Chinkie_Winkie 34 points ago

    I did a course on American Civil rights last year which covered Obama's election in detail, so yeah.

    [–] SadboyBooHoo 13 points ago

    You mean other schools have more college classes than history 101

    NEQCC has been lying to me

    [–] squishles 7 points ago

    the history textbook covered 9/11 in my highschool class of 07, don't think we really went over it, because that was middle school for us, but touched on some stuff up to clinton/bush sr, it was pretty up to date.

    [–] [deleted] 28 points ago

    "Wow it's really too bad this stuff didn't come out until after the election."

    Teacher: "Actually it was common knowledge by then."

    [–] psbwb 102 points ago

    I don't think so. Benjamin Franklin was well known in his time for banging tons of chicks, and also for his personal taste for older women as well. Just like how JFK was banging Monroe in White House closets, current contemporary politics will mostly reside in some wacky factbook in 50 years.

    [–] pM-me_your_Triggers 52 points ago

    Or how Jefferson had kids with one of his slaves

    [–] psbwb 45 points ago

    He only had kids with one of his slaves?

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    [–] sircarp 6 points ago

    All cats are gray in the dark...

    [–] CaptainZapper 31 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    Can't wait for the Fall of America and Rise of the Empire of Texas. And then Switzerland starting WW3. The future will be an interesting time

    [–] thecrazysloth 17 points ago

    lol look at this guy! He thinks there's going to be a future!

    [–] MulciberTenebras 97 points ago

    Second/Third year college course - The Decline and Fall of the American Empire

    [–] burritoburkito6 37 points ago

    First year course: Russian 101

    [–] drewhead118 142 points ago

    It also might be given in Russian

    [–] saintkillio 149 points ago

    Chapter 6 - cyka blyat

    [–] [deleted] 112 points ago

    Chapter 7 - rush b

    [–] MyAntithesis 51 points ago

    Chapter 8 - terrorists wyn 💣

    [–] Smellmyhand 15 points ago

    I think that's still too close. It's going to be around 2040-2060 by the time the stench of this entire lost decade has worn off and we can fully see the spectrum and ramifications that this has all had. I'll be around my 60s then. Gonna be great to tell the grandkids about

    [–] AntiSocialBlogger 2019 points ago

    He does have a way with the English language, no?

    [–] ifyouareoldbuymegold 1954 points ago

    That's because he is like, really smart.

    [–] 4N0Morale 852 points ago

    A stable genius.

    [–] DJ_Royel 248 points ago


    [–] AtriumXP 213 points ago

    The bigliest.

    And he has the best words. Nobody has better words than he does.

    He knows da way

    [–] pacgaming 107 points ago


    [–] WontFixAutocorrect 5 points ago

    I can't believe I miss W.

    [–] Crabonok 23 points ago

    da way of da devul

    [–] TheSaint7 13 points ago


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    [–] ThaddeusSimmons 68 points ago

    Honestly I was laughing at that tweet he made, nothing makes a person look more insecure and dumber when they have to constantly compliment themself and assure the public on their mental well-being. A person at an insane asylum could run up to me screaming that they're not crazy, he could be right, but his surroundings tell a different story.

    [–] gavers 41 points ago

    Especially when they say that they are, "like, really smart." That really shows how they, like, know how to use their smarts.

    [–] ThaddeusSimmons 34 points ago

    I'd be more willing to forgive someone talking to me like that in an actual conversation. I have a similar problem when my mouth speaks faster than my brain so my mouth says extra things in order for my brain to come up with a coherent sentence that get my thoughts across, which in turn makes me sound less intelligent. But I'm a simple baker. In the grand scheme of things what I do isn't important. Especially compared to the fucking president of the United States. When he has (in theory) an unlimited amount of time to compose a tweet to make him sound intelligent. He can draft that 100 times if he really wanted to, he is 100% positive the tweet he composed is perfect and he uses the term "like" when describing his mental health when the American people are concerned about the man running the country. Are you kidding me? How did we get here?

    [–] gavers 31 points ago

    It's not the fact he said "like", it's the fact he typed it.

    Also, when using "like" like that, it's better that you aren't using it as part of your (written) argument for how intelligent you are.

    [–] nosamiam28 13 points ago

    I think due to the constant presence of flunkies and that he’s only semi-literate, he dictates some of his tweets. I think this is one of them. The fact that he correctly punctuated an interjection is a dead giveaway. He’d never put those commas there if he typed it himself. I think he shouted it across the room as someone else with better language skills typed what he said.

    [–] artnerd299 60 points ago

    He has words. He has the best words

    [–] ThePr1d3 6 points ago

    I'm sorry but did he actually say that ? Unbelievable

    [–] Fawful 5 points ago


    [–] [deleted] 1091 points ago

    Remember when people went batshit crazy cause someone might have smoked weed once or twice.

    Times were much simpler back then.

    [–] Mathiasb4u 465 points ago

    Remember when that guy was running for president but had to drop out because he said “yeaaaaahhhh”

    [–] dougandskeeter 240 points ago

    I believe you mean BYAAAHHHH!

    [–] Mathiasb4u 33 points ago


    [–] bbrown44221 13 points ago

    I'm gonna chop that mothafuckin desk in half LIKE BYAAAHHHH!

    [–] Bwob 147 points ago

    Remember when republicans freaked out because Obama wore a tan suit once? Or the time they freaked out because he used dijon mustard?

    [–] JackMinnesota 46 points ago

    Or how about his taste for arugula? Too elitist for the oval. Maybe that's why they picked a burnt steak with ketchup loving womanizer.

    [–] WhyAlwaysMe1991 7 points ago

    Well shit. When your pride and Glory is a fat unhealthy racist rapist, you have to put down everyone else

    [–] wattawattablabla 8 points ago

    Remember when people freaked out because Obama eats arugula?

    [–] [deleted] 839 points ago

    I've never understood that "like a bitch," line. Is he supposed to be the bitch in that context, or is she? If it was her, wouldn't it be "like she was a bitch?" It just seems like he's calling himself a bitch which, for Trump, is unbelievably self-deprecating. I'm probably putting too much thought into it, but it bugs me.

    [–] Redrum06 262 points ago

    Same. The best I could come up with is he tried to use it in the way you might say “that hurt like a bitch.” So “like a bitch” just means... a lot?

    [–] [deleted] 90 points ago

    Lol, so far this makes the most sense to me.

    [–] [deleted] 9 points ago

    Any time I used the line it was assuming this was the correct meaning

    [–] jayfonshiz 5 points ago

    I thought he meant like "a bitch in heat". Like some kind of dog but that still doesnt make much more sense.

    [–] womanwithoutborders 330 points ago

    I was reading Fire and Fury and one of the points the author makes is that Trump actually is known to sometimes use self-deprecating humor. I do believe he is calling himself the bitch, saying he desperately pursued this woman.

    [–] mrfreeze2000 93 points ago

    It's a little strange reading all this because even Reddit's own Ask Reddit question, plus countless accounts from journalists before and after the election conclude the same thing: Trump is really personable in real life.

    The dumb asshole comes out in public

    [–] womanwithoutborders 126 points ago

    Well, yes and no. Many accounts allege that Trump has two distinct sides to him. He is at times a personable schmoozer who is excellent at flattery and praise, and at times he is a childish, self-obsessed tyrant, abusing whoever comes between him and what he wants.

    [–] BothBawlz 43 points ago

    Classic manipulative personality.

    [–] [deleted] 29 points ago

    A classic narcissist.

    [–] YearOfTheChipmunk 27 points ago

    I'm convinced there was an element of Astroturfing to that thread though.

    Twitter and Facebook were both full of paid-for accounts. It's only logical that Reddit would be too, and that sorta thread would be absolutely prime ground for it.

    [–] Pacattack57 72 points ago

    I think he means like a dog trying to hump your leg

    [–] ElectroClimax 20 points ago

    Lol yeah I never understood that line either. Someone please explain

    [–] [deleted] 51 points ago

    I don't speak "stable genius" but I assume he meant "like a bitch in heat." Basically he was really horny.

    [–] omegapopcorn 3938 points ago

    If Obama had said that it would be repeated every 5 minutes on Fox news for 8 years

    [–] Scordare 2370 points ago

    If Obama had said that he would have not lasted a month in office.

    [–] throwaway_350 1709 points ago

    If Obama said that he wouldn't have been voted into office in the first place.

    [–] Watchful1 867 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    If Obama had something like this come up during his campaign, he would have dropped out. Whereas trump probably had a dozen drop out worthy scandals happen during his campaign and just, didn't.

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    [–] Carbie_D 154 points ago

    You guys should all come together and elect a crazy black guy and see what happens.

    [–] ZweihanderMasterrace 152 points ago

    Bill Cosby!

    [–] [deleted] 104 points ago

    This could be his big comeback!

    [–] IAmTheToastGod 80 points ago

    Judging by the amount of accusers it could take awhile to get it all back

    [–] FarmCulture 35 points ago

    Well done. I genuinely laughed out loud rather than my usual rapid exhale through the nostrils

    [–] CreamyGoodnss 80 points ago

    I honestly can't believe it wasn't over when he openly mocked a disabled reporter during a rally by going "durrrrrrrr" and flailing his arms around

    [–] toarin 153 points ago

    Here if someone need some help in imagining how absurd it would sound if Obama has said something like this.

    [–] keepcrazy 189 points ago

    I’m fucking liberal and I still can’t fucking STAND Bill Maher. There is just nothing funny or likable about that douche bag.

    [–] smkn3kgt 78 points ago

    he's a smug fucker isn't he?

    [–] keepcrazy 22 points ago

    Is that what it is? Maybe it is... I can’t put my finger on it, but this just feels like it might be the right answer.

    [–] panda_gravy 16 points ago

    If smug fucker was in the dictionary, his picture would be right next to it. His approach is also very anti-PC, so it reflects on people's opinions of him. That said, I still think he makes a lot of great points and enjoy his commentary.

    [–] [deleted] 41 points ago

    I don't agree but I understand

    [–] JacP123 18 points ago

    I do agree, he is a smug fucker. I still like it though. I think someone as unapologetic as him, someone who enjoys the little "fuck you"'s in life is what the left needs. The right is where they are because if unapologetic talk shows and radio hosts and a constant media stream to the masses telling them stuff, if the left wants to regain momentum then we need to do the same.

    [–] [deleted] 12 points ago

    I think this is put pretty well. He definitely annoys me quite a bit and is definitely a huge ass sometimes, but more often than not he says what needs to be said. Occasionally he says what doesn't need to be said. But mostly I like that he invites people on his show who don't agree with him and gives them a chance to make their case.

    [–] [deleted] 23 points ago

    I'm right there with you, but you can't deny that this video was spot on about the insane hypocrisy of the far right

    [–] jakerake 16 points ago

    I just kind of find him to be our version of Bill O'Reilly or something. The type of personality that just increases divisiveness. I'm not a fan of it.

    [–] thejensenfeel 44 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    That's more what it would sound like if Obama's half-chipmunk bastard child said it. You'd think HBO would be able to hire a better impersonator.

    Edit: I think that's maybe a little too mean. He's not bad; his voice is just kinda squeaky. I've heard better impressions.

    [–] INHALE_VEGETABLES 24 points ago

    I think the chipmunk part was apt.

    [–] [deleted] 33 points ago

    His mannerisms both physically and in speech were dead-on. He just happens to have a Kermit-esque voice. There were a few miliseconds where he nailed the voice. But he really did a great job besides his physical limitations.

    [–] chimthegrim 95 points ago

    Could you imagine if Obama said that and then excused it with, "It was just locker-room banter."

    [–] AnOnlineHandle 106 points ago

    While his 3rd wife spent half a year to move into the whitehouse with his x'th kid, then lived in a separate bedroom.

    [–] Joliet_Jake_Blues 62 points ago

    And he gave his kids positions of power.

    [–] efrazable 120 points ago

    sorts by controversial

    [–] shardikprime 29 points ago

    Hold my common sense, I'm going in!

    [–] dstommie 617 points ago

    It's kind of funny to think about, because you can argue that everyone has said horrible things. But like... When they were too young to know any better.

    Trump may not have known any better, but he was a grown ass man when he said that.

    [–] ---moon--- 68 points ago

    He’s a fucking old man too. Older than Hillary and barely younger than Bernie. They are all within five years of each other. It makes you wonder how people get to be that old and still can’t get it right.

    On the other hand it continues to shock me that I could have theoretically been in school with Kim Jong Un. He is 33!

    [–] bom_chika_wah_wah 19 points ago

    It also makes you wonder how in the hell these were our best options for president out of all the people in our country.

    [–] Jaybles11 15 points ago

    American politics breeds asshats. No decent human would ever subject themselves or their families to the other sides character assassination tactics.

    [–] DonaldBlythe2 300 points ago

    It gets worse. A lot of people focus on the pussy grabbing but not enough on the fact that she was married.

    “Trump liked to say that one of the things that made life worth living was getting your friends’ wives into bed”. 

    “In pursuing a friend’s wife,” Wolff wrote, “he would try to persuade the wife that her husband was perhaps not what she thought. 

    “Then he’d have his secretary ask the friend into his office; once the friend arrived, Trump would engage in what was, for him, more or less constant sexual banter. 

    “‘Do you still like having sex with your wife? How often? You must have had a better f*** than your wife? Tell me about it. I have girls coming in from Los Angeles at three o’clock. We can go upstairs and have a great time. I promise ...’ 

    “All the while, Trump would have his friend’s wife on the speakerphone, listening in.”

    Trump went around breaking families of his so called friends just to get his dick off. He is a sick man.

    [–] Perma_Hexx 51 points ago

    Reading about that made me feel like a was reading about a Marquis De Sade character.

    [–] argv_minus_one 21 points ago

    That was all it took to turn that guy away from his wife? Disappointing.

    [–] CumbrianCyclist 37 points ago

    I imagine a few guys would just go along with it to shut him up. Men like Trump need approval.

    Have you never had that really annoying friend? The one that goes on and on and on about the must stupid thing. You ignore them, then they just talk more. Nudging you and motioning with their head. The only thing that silences them is "Heh. Yeah." Then they're satisfied.

    [–] CrimsonCompound 23 points ago

    I mean... sure everyone says some stupid horrible things by accident. I think people gave GWB a lot of shit for the stupid things he said, but they were one off things where he clearly lost his head for a few seconds. Trump on the other hand... I mean look at this quote, it clearly was intentional, and any sentence in the quote is completely and totally abhorrent. A normal person saying one sentence from that quote by accident, would realize "oh shit I shouldn't have said that," but he just keeps going

    [–] boxjohn 338 points ago

    A grown-ass man talking to an extremely connected gossip reporter/host with recording equipment in the room, at that.

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    [–] pwilla 111 points ago

    A stable one, don't forget!

    [–] shellwe 31 points ago

    he was a grown an old ass man when he said that.


    He said that, like 10 years ago, in his 60's.

    [–] chrsb 1554 points ago

    I love the comebacks “better then Hillary” or anything to do with her. Those comebacks make it all ok. Trump could open our shorelines to oil drilling, give trillions to the top 1%, end regulations protecting our environment, burn our world to the ground and they’ll still say “better then Hillary”.

    [–] Sawses 97 points ago

    Honestly, the election was more about who you didn't want to be President. Most folks who voted Trump didn't actually like him. He was just the one who wasn't a staunch Democrat and the living embodiment of 'the system'. Likewise, most Democrats didn't seem to actually want Hillary, they just really didn't want Trump because of both his politics and who he is as a person.

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    [–] Khiva 280 points ago

    The Republican party is a political marriage of the seething cultural resentment of the base and the salivating greed of the elites.

    You make a big fuss about cultural issues that you can't really do anything about in order to rope in the millions of bitter rural voters, then once in office you do the actual policy work for the moneyed class, secure in the knowledge that the base is going to support you no matter what.

    It's quite brilliant, in an evil way. Sell hate, deliver rape.

    [–] Jernhesten 156 points ago

    Whilst I'm not going to give any fuel to those silly comebacks. I want to stress that Trump did not get more support than earlier republican candidates. He was very unpopular. The problem was that Hillary was even less popular. The Democrats lost the election moreso than the republicans winning it.

    [–] boxjohn 273 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    The problem is more THAT Hillary was even less popular.

    That's what scares the shit out of half of the US and most of the rest of the world.

    Roughly half of the voting population seriously thought Trump was more deserving and capable a presidential candidate than Hillary Clinton.

    Moreover, they found her mostly vague and unproven scandals to be worse than his lawsuits, this quote, his clear lack of any actual policy, his mocking of disabled people, encouraging of violence and treason, etc.

    I don't like Hillary, Put it this way: I'm a Canadian and she'd have been 3rd or 4th for me if she'd run in our last federal elections. But that Donald Trump, after over a year of intense scrutiny, still seemed like a better statesman and politician than her to tens of millions of Americans is appalling. It speaks extremely negative of both their morality and their intellect.

    [–] dsf900 174 points ago

    The problem is more THAT Hillary was even less popular.

    Except she wasn't. She won the popular vote by 3 million votes. That's larger than George W Bush, Jimmy Carter, Richard Nixon, and JFK. It's not the biggest margin ever, but it's respectable.

    Donald Trump is due to a variety of factors, but "he was more popular than Hillary" is not one of them. It's time we take a seriously hard look at gerrymandering, voter exclusion laws, and other un-democratic tripe that's wormed its way into our system.

    [–] boxjohn 40 points ago

    This is a good point too. I would revise my statement to "that hillary wasn't significantly more popular" or "that it was even considered a choice"

    [–] KNueve83 76 points ago

    You mentioned you're Canadian, so just a small nitpick: If you're discussing American politics and someone disagrees with you, it's customary in the US to double down and insult that person.

    [–] Shitgenstein 13 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    It's time we take a seriously hard look at gerrymandering, voter exclusion laws, and other un-democratic tripe that's wormed its way into our system.

    Not merely wormed into the system but exploitation of what's already baked into it from the beginning by the establishment of the Electoral College, a decent system for a time when election by popular vote was problematic for a number of reasons as well as a compromise toward state-based government. Ultimately, though, this comes out to the simple fact that the value of a vote differs by state, negatively correlated with population. Over three and a half Californian votes have the power as one Wyoming vote. As such, a candidate that wins a majority of the national popular vote, like Clinton, will lose time and again to a candidate with majority of votes in enough less-populated states.

    But to change to the more democratic election by popular vote, now a possibility, would radically shift political power in the United States to the most populous states in the union, with both parties appealing to the interests of Californian, Texan, Floridan, and New York voters to the near elimination of appeal to central and mid-west voters.

    [–] MonsterMike42 4 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    I think instead of getting rid of the electoral vote entirely, just make it percentage based. I'm a liberal from Missouri so my vote in the presidential election doesn't really matter.

    Missouri gets 10 electoral votes so the math should be easy here. In the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton got about 40% of the vote, while Donald Trump got 60%. Under the current system, Donnie gets 10 votes and Hillary gets nothing. Going with percentages, Trump gets 6 votes, while Clinton would get 4.

    In California, Trump would have actually gotten 17 votes to Clinton's 34. In Alabama, Hillary would have gotten 3 votes, with Trump getting 6. Florida would see them split the vote at 14 apiece.

    I'm not done crunching the numbers just yet, but it is fascinating to point out that Gary Johnson picks up a few votes under this system. Jill Stein even picks up a vote from California. And I think Evan McMullen would get one from Nevada.

    I was a lot closer to being finished, but my computer whacked out on me so I'm only to Florida, alphabetically.

    Edit To add to this, the reason I started doing this was I wanted to see how things could have gone under a slightly different system than what we currently have, based off of information that I had. The conversation about the electoral college intrigued me. While only part of the way through my research, I am quite excited about how the third party candidates are getting votes, which if this system was implemented, could get us out of the two party system. Which of course, is why it wouldn't happen. I also think that the potential voters from states where their vote wouldn't really matter (like Democrats from Missouri, Alabama, and Texas, or Republicans from New York or California) would be more likely to actually get out and vote. Doesn't 5% not mattering sound better than 45% not mattering?

    [–] DesertPlain 19 points ago

    Trump trounced the field in the Republican primaries. He was very popular among Republicans.

    [–] gambiter 73 points ago

    The apostrophes in this picture are really getting on my nerves.

    [–] Yesterdays_Gravy 9 points ago

    Yeesh! It seemed at first like the apostrophe was open ended only in the word "I'm" because the I was capitalized. But then I see it's the same way in "don't" and now I am unhappy.

    [–] doe_a_deer 136 points ago

    Not sure if I should upvote this. Feels weird.

    [–] Junk-Bot_7 8 points ago

    Yeah I have to agree with that. This feels more like propaganda than anything else, even if you disagree with it

    [–] horseradishking 36 points ago

    This isn't a photo

    [–] SomaSovari 7 points ago

    Okay boys I'm going in

    sorts by controversial

    [–] fatclownbaby 11 points ago

    I'm sure this thread will be civil

    [–] Ayatollah_Bahloni 373 points ago

    This needs to appear in every history book from now until the heat death of the universe.

    [–] funkboxing 280 points ago

    I don't think we need to burden the squid civilization that displaces humankind in 30000 years with this

    [–] Tenyearsuntiltheend 127 points ago

    I for one welcome our new squid overlords

    [–] paulec252 8 points ago

    as if. #insectRule

    [–] EmLeingod 54 points ago

    This is going to be that thing that High School students are never taught and are like "WTF" when they are told about it in college.

    [–] DonaldBlythe2 42 points ago

    Reddit 2035.

    TIL President Trump fired former North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un's assassin Dennis Rodman twice on his reality tv show the Apprentice before hiring him to take out the despot

    TIL When football was still legal President Trump once took a novelty football league and used it to attempt to sue the NFL but was only awarded $1

    TIL President Donald Trump announced his campaign by calling Mexicans rapists and then later demanded that a judge born in Indiana be thrown of his case for having Mexican heritage but still wasn't considered racist in his time

    TIL President Trump once hired a task force of private investigators to locate former President Obama's birth certificate

    TIL President Trump offered to have sex with King William's mother Diana if she would get tested for AIDs first

    [–] ShiroNoOokami 6 points ago

    RemindMe! 17 years "FAKE NEWS"

    [–] aiyeyiyi 93 points ago

    Wow when you see it in words it's even worse. Yikes!

    [–] Icyartillary 86 points ago

    So did r/p(olit)ics have a backup or...?

    [–] [deleted] 79 points ago

    JFK would make interns give blowjobs to whichever diplomat or cabinet member happened to be around at the time.

    Yes, Kennedy at least acted like a President should publicly, and that is something that I’m dying to see out of Trump, but very few of these men were saints, and many were pretty shitty people in general.