PDT farewell address

From the New York Post: Farewell address of President Donald Trump.

President Trump released a 19-minute farewell message to the nation via video on Tuesday afternoon celebrating his administration’s achievements and vowing that the populist movement he started is “only just beginning.”

The taped remarks, delivered on Trump’s last full day as president ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration at noon Wednesday, celebrate American achievement and strength.

They also wish Biden luck.

“My fellow Americans, four years ago we launched a great national effort to rebuild our country, to renew its spirit and to restore the allegiance of this government to its citizens. In short, we embarked on a mission to make America great again for all Americans,” Trump began.

“As I conclude my term as the 45th president of the United States, I stand before you truly proud of what we have achieved together,” he continued, thanking his supporters for electing him in 2016, describing it as “an honor beyond description.”

The commander-in-chief highlighted some of his biggest achievements, including the Abraham Accords peace deals in the Middle East and his economic legacy.

“We restored American strength at home — and American leadership abroad. We built the greatest economy in the history of the world,” he said.

“We revitalized our alliances and rallied the nations of the world to stand up to China like never before.”

“I am especially proud to be the first president in decades who has started no new wars,” Trump said.

Trump also wished the incoming Biden administration success and called on Americans to unify around their shared values.

“This week, we inaugurate a new administration and pray for its success in keeping America safe and prosperous. We extend our best wishes and we also want them to have luck,” he said.

We will not see his like again. Socialists and grifters from here on in. Might just add this in from here.

We didn’t start out caring for him in the beginning but after four years of watching this man get pummeled day after day and never give up fighting for all Americans and America, we now consider him perhaps the greatest president since Abraham Lincoln.

I however liked him from the start. The greatest president we shall ever see in our lifetimes.

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123 Responses to PDT farewell address

  1. gavalanche says:

    he wished the new administration good luck – he said nothing about biden.

  2. Mak Siccar says:

    The greatest President since Reagan. The Swamp resumes normal service.

  3. David says:

    Perhaps the final attempt to salvage the values that have made the West great has… failed… or perhaps more correctly it has been defeated by the globalists who now have carte blanche to implement their program – unopposed and unimpeded by any of the processes and institutions that have provided the basis for the great achievements of the West – all institutions (congress, judicial, media) have now completely capitulated bar for a few notable and brave souls who stood their ground (Sen. Cruz comes to mind). We are now entering a very dark period in human history.

  4. Shane says:

    Gavallanche, he simply skipped the non essentials figures, whether he is really CGI or not in that new Green room at the WH.
    It was always Harris that they wanted anyway.
    Its bit late for any more hopium with anyone calling out “Here come the marines”
    Notice Don Jnr was just tweeting out analogies with the Lion King where the old king is dead & the place is totally over run with hyenas.

  5. duncanm says:

    David,

    I have more hope.

    I think the MSM has jumped the shark. Their lies are now transparent to even the most idiotic voter.

  6. FelixKruell says:

    “This week, we inaugurate a new administration and pray for its success in keeping America safe and prosperous. We extend our best wishes and we also want them to have luck,” he said.

    He still can’t even bring himself to say the new presidents name. Loser.

  7. Rex Anger says:

    He still can’t even bring himself to say the new presidents name. Loser.

    Neither could you say Donald Trump’s name, Grigory. Is it because he’s a billionaire rather than a millionaire, and thus bad?

  8. candy says:

    I did not like him much at first but after watching a couple of rallies you could see the connection between him and MAGA folk. Inspiring, something uplifting that enables change for the better and policies people actually endorsed and were happy about.

    It is tremendously sad the cheating Democrats swiped that away from all those voters.

  9. FelixKruell says:

    Rex:

    Neither could you say Donald Trump’s name, Grigory. Is it because he’s a billionaire rather than a millionaire, and thus bad?

    Oh no – Trump isn’t a billionaire. He’s just a very big millionaire. So he’s fine.

  10. Tom says:

    January 20, 2021, will go down in history as the date the USA ceased to be a democratic republic and became a one-party state, policed by the autistic fascists who run the Silicon Valley social media monopolies, where freedom and voting (if not for the Democratic Party’s nominated patsies) are illegal.

  11. covid ate my homework says:

    It’s not over at all. New times, new challenges and a new and united opposition now exists. Globalism, Biden Presidency, Lamestream media are all fake and fake only sticks if you believe it. It’s clear that American conservatives greatly outnumber the lefts loafers and this will soon become more apparent. For all the cheerleaders and fellow traveler’s beware of Citizen Donald Trump he’ll be keeping you up at night.

  12. Penguinite says:

    Short and to the point. FLOTUS made a beautiful farewell speech too! Very gracious! Can’t wait for Dr Biden to attempt to emulate her!

  13. Viva says:

    I always thought of him as God ‘s Battering Ram.

    I hope his story does not end here.

    In the meantime keep a watch on his loyal aide Mike Pompeo

  14. theleftfootkick says:

    There is another mass welcoming crowd heading for post inauguration celebration in the USA, once they bust there way past Guatemala police block lines, thousands of them and lots more to follow all looking to getting to big party in the new utopia of the USA

  15. Viva says:

    He still can’t even bring himself to say the new presidents name.

    You’ll find quite a few people choke on the words “president” Biden

  16. Kim says:

    Meanwhile the military band practicing outside the White House struck up a tune; “Hit the Road, Jack….”

  17. covid ate my homework says:

    Farewell Felix you’ll soon have nothing to comment about. Tomorrow your beloved “Thief of Scranton” will utter words he cannot comprehend, he’ll shed a few tears and all the ill’s of the past 4 years will be washed away. The existential threat that was the Orange Man will be consigned to history and the world will settle into a state of peace, tranquility, prosperity and permanent face nappies. Enjoy!

  18. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV) says:

    Biden demonrat is already the worst in US history, crooked, corrupt, stupid, incompetent and that’s just the positives.

  19. Rex Anger says:

    Oh no – Trump isn’t a billionaire. He’s just a very big millionaire. So he’s fine.

    And yet you profess a hatred of him…

    Still, you also hate carbohydrates, rocks, crystalline salt, police, women, typographical errors, life itself and the concept of humour.

    Anything that might upset people, right Grigory?

  20. Tom Atkinson says:

    The greatest president we shall ever see in our lifetimes.

    Hear, hear!

  21. gavalanche says:

    well one thing is for sure:
    very soon we will learn the truth about Q

  22. Rex Anger says:

    Meanwhile the military band practicing outside the White House struck up a tune; “Hit the Road, Jack….”

    I don’t think that will work out for you Ellen, as Orange Man Bad lives in your jead rent-free…

  23. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV) says:

    You’ll find quite a few people choke on the words “president” Biden

    best prefixed with illegitimate

  24. gavalanche says:

    DJT will go down in history as the greatest leader we have ever seen.

    its been a great challenge, the hardest years of my life, to be surrounded by hatred and ridicule because i supported the president. it made me realise how tenuous our society is, how credulous people are…how lacking in self-respect…it has been very hard…..but trump has been medicine for the world,,,strength for the spirit….an example for all.

    i would not make the error of thinking he finished winning just yet

  25. stackja says:

    I prefer:

    Press Secretary Statement – President Donald J. Trump farewell address to the Nation
    Statement from the Press Secretary

    Issued on: January 19, 2021
    Today, President Donald J. Trump released his farewell address to the Nation. The video can be viewed by clicking here.

    And:

    President Trump Farewell Address to the Nation January 19, 2021
    Remarks by President Trump In Farewell Address to the Nation
    Issued on: January 19, 2021

    ….

    Now, as I prepare to hand power over to a new administration at noon on Wednesday, I want you to know that the movement we started is only just beginning. There’s never been anything like it. The belief that a nation must serve its citizens will not dwindle but instead only grow stronger by the day.

    As long as the American people hold in their hearts deep and devoted love of country, then there is nothing that this nation cannot achieve. Our communities will flourish. Our people will be prosperous. Our traditions will be cherished. Our faith will be strong. And our future will be brighter than ever before.

    I go from this majestic place with a loyal and joyful heart, an optimistic spirit, and a supreme confidence that for our country and for our children, the best is yet to come.

    Thank you, and farewell. God bless you. God bless the United States of America.

    END

  26. Gerry says:

    You know you’re doing something right when the stars in Hollywood think you’re great.

  27. Bones says:

    While watching Shane Warne from the stands at the SCG which I knew was the last time he would appear there,

    I was struck by an overwhelming and deep sense of melancholy unlike any feeling I had ever experienced.

    I am struggling today similarly.

  28. Bones says:

    While watching Shane Warne from the stands at the SCG which I knew was the last time he would appear there,

    I was struck by an overwhelming and deep sense of melancholy unlike any feeling I had ever experienced.

    I am struggling today similarly.

  29. Wallace says:

    I was a Trump supporter the moment Hillary came out with ‘deplorables’.
    Was she going to govern for all Americans… no..

  30. Grip says:

    Would be funny, if it were not so tragic, watching the Stupidest Cult Ever membership forming a group hug here.

    it has been very hard…..but trump has been medicine for the world,,,strength for the spirit….an example for all.

    Cult, cult, cult.

  31. HGS says:

    Mak at 2.07

    “The greatest President since Reagan….” Correct, in part, although with time, because perhaps the best ever.

    “The Swamp resumes normal service.” Correct, all too true.

  32. Grip says:

    I was a Trump supporter the moment Hillary came out with ‘deplorables’.

    Being at the receiving end of Trump led chants that her candidacy should be ended by her being locked up (on a drummed up idea that she had done something really really bad in handling her emails) might help account for her impolitic comment.

    But in truth, many, many deplorables did support Trump and still do. See Proud Boys; insurrectionists at the Capitol; thousands of people threatening violence on Parler before it was canned; a raft of people who worked for Trump who were convicted; etc etc.

    Some percent of who vote for him would do so for practical purposes only (lower my tax rate, give me a conservative judge) but think he is really is a jerk and idiot.

    The big mystery is judging how many are fully fledged cult members, and how many support him as a useful idiot.

  33. Boambee John says:

    insurrectionists at the Capitol;

    Good old Tripe, still touting the first unarmed “insurrection” in history.

  34. Grip says:

    Can I ask y’all, just so I understand this:

    when you look at his votes and polling (didn’t win popular vote at first election; lost by even bigger popular vote margin in second election; never cracked 50% approval rating during his entire presidency and usually hung around the low 40’s, with a higher disapproval rating; leaves with lowest outgoing Presidential approval rating ever – when most get a sympathy bump up; international polling show him held in extremely low regard and considering the US is in a much worse state than under Obama), does it ever occur to you to think “maybe he is the bad guy?”

    You have to understand – your love for him is, objectively, a minority opinion. In most countries, an extreme minority opinion.

    Even in the US, it works out to only about 31% of the eligible voting population who did vote for him.

    Just wanted to make sure you are aware.

  35. Rex Anger says:

    Being at the receiving end of Trump led chants that her candidacy should be ended by her being locked up (on a drummed up idea that she had done something really really bad in handling her emails) might help account for her impolitic comment.

    Nope. ‘Basket of deplorables’ came first. Strike One.

    Some percent of who vote for him would do so for practical purposes only (lower my tax rate, give me a conservative judge) but think he is really is a jerk and idiot.

    The big mystery is judging how many are fully fledged cult members, and how many support him as a useful idiot…

    You have to understand – your love for him is, objectively, a minority opinion. In most countries, an extreme minority opinion.

    Projection on a level even Kim Jon-Sung, Il and Un wouldn’t stoop to, let alone Chairman Winnie Xi Pooh. Strike Two.

    Even in the US, it works out to only about 31% of the eligible voting population who did vote for him.

    Complete and utter failure to understand the nature of voluntary voting in the USA. Strike Three.

    Swings and misses from Shanghai Grip.

    Send your Wolf Worrier money back to Beijing, baby! You’re an utter waste of goodnhard currency.

  36. Mother Lode says:

    Well, he said he prayed the incoming administration (of which the kid-sniffing President is only a cardboard cut-out that they can sneak in behind) success in keeping America safe and prosperous.

    And, indeed, to the extent that anything they do contributes to that then of course he would want success.

    Of course, for the real agenda of enriching themselves at the expense of the nation, selling it out, and going to war against its own people, he has naturally withheld his petitions to the Almighty.

  37. covid ate my homework says:

    Gripe, liar, liar pants on fire. Print your garbage, twist it into a tight knot, turn it sideways and shove it up you lying arse.

  38. Cardimona says:

    Some say Q is a cult and Trump supporters are cultists, but (to quote a Cat) the extreme-left are a cult, too.

    A Millenarian cult; complete with an end-of-the-world (global warming) myth.
    They grant themselves moral justification to enslave their opponents to save the world.
    In the last decade the cult has developed an apocalypse, food laws, asceticism, saints (Marx, Greta), rituals (recycling), a higher power (Gaia), holy orders (Extinction Rebellion) and indulgences (carbon credits).
    And now it has its own Satan (Trump), and his 75 million MAGA devils.

  39. JohnJJJ says:

    Don’t give up. From here on in the entertainment will be immense: China will take the rest of US jobs and completely infiltrate every sector. The new affirmative appointments will start nesting and building empires in their departments (Victoria on a mega scale). The Left will be infuriated there was no development. Dope will be legalized everywhere to soma the students. The police will be used as a political force to ‘keep the peace’. The real question is who will get the power after Harris and Max Headroom are deposed in six months.

  40. BalancedObservation2 says:

    Quite a lot of good stuff in his farewell speech.

    What I liked that has set him apart from recent presidents and politicians in general:

    1. “I did not seek the path that would get the least criticism. I took on the tough battles, the hardest fights, the most difficult choices because that’s what you elected me to do. Your needs were my first and last unyielding focus.”

    2. “I am especially proud to be the first president in decades who has started no new wars.”

    3. Our agenda wasn’t about right or left, it wasn’t about Republican or Democrat but about the good of the nation”.

    Point 1

    This is so rare in politics. Nearly all politicians spend much of their time avoiding the difficult issues until they’re actually forced to address them.

    Point 2

    This sits in complete contradiction with how the mainstream media has sought to portray Donald Trump from very early in his presidency.

    Even though his language was often colourful and quite aggressive towards his opponents within and outside America this claim could not be made by the soft speaking, scripted presidents before him, whose confected generalised language made it difficult to know what they stood for – which was often exactly how they wanted it.

    His language may have, quite a few times belied it, but his actions showed he was more a man of peace than most who preceded him.

    Point 3

    I was pleased to see this. I’ve always believed it was true of Donald Trump. It’s so rare too. I know a lot here will probably disagree with me on this. But in my view he was so much more pragmatic than he was ideological.

  41. Bazinga says:

    Trump will be like Obi Wan Kenobi after being struck down by Darth Vader.

  42. Grip says:

    Nope. ‘Basket of deplorables’ came first. Strike One.

    Hey Rex – pretty obvious you were shooting from the hip.

    WAPO notes the chant was used at the RNC in July 2016.

    Clinton’s comment was in September 2016.

    You going to admit you were wrong?

  43. Rex Anger says:

    Nope.

    Aside from the fact you’re quoting fascist propaganda, even if the ump ire was obnectively wrong, it doesn’t matter because I say so.

    I call it the Swamp Rule. Subclause November 3.

  44. theleftfootkick says:

    Well Trump did say they would have covid vacinnes by Christmas, he got shit canned for being right about that. If covid had not of erupted things may have turned out very differently for him and his legacy. I just saw him as one who tried to bring back manufacturing jobs into the country. As he said the reason he became President was due to the legacy of the Obama years, and I don’t think history written later might be so generous to Obama as it is as of now. Biden talks like he is on a big medicinal recipe to keep him going, will he last? My bet he won’t, time will tell.

  45. Grip says:

    Rex making the point he is not interested in actual, fact based, debate.

    Which is typical of the entire Trump base, so I should not be surprised.

  46. Captain Katzenjammer says:

    Trump showed what’s needed in a president of the US. Thanks.
    For now though, it feels like licking wounds after a lost battle –
    lost in a fixed contest, even the umpire.

  47. BalancedObservation2 says:

    theleftfootkick

    #3730995

    You’ve made some very good points there.

  48. Rex Anger says:

    Rex making the point he is not interested in actual, fact based, debate.

    Nice try, Trollykins.

    That one actually made me snort…

  49. Grip says:

    Another report from July 29 2016:

    Donald Trump told supporters in Colorado on Friday that he is “starting to agree” with the “Lock Her Up” chants frequently directed at Hillary Clinton. “We’re running against a person that was just accused of being negligent, of being others, and of lying, lying,” Trump said during the rally in Colorado Springs. “How do you lie to the FBI and now you’re running for president?” he shouted, prompting “Lock Her Up” cheers from the crowd. Trump smirked as the crowd grew louder, before declaring: “I’ve been saying ‘Let’s just beat her on November 8th,’ but you know what, I’m starting to agree with you.”

    Great leadership, Don. “You want me to act like a tinpot dictator ? Well, yeah, you’re starting to convince me.”

  50. Rorschach says:

    Trump hit 51% approval rating on his last day in Office as per Rasmussen. So has not really lost or gained any support (one can assume that 75m US citizens would still vote for him!)

    https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/trump_administration/prez_track_jan19

  51. grazza says:

    Good riddance to him and his criminal cronies – but unlikely to be the end of racist, white supremacism and QAnon conspiratorial lunacies about electoral fraud which was denied by fellow republicans and 50 plus failed court cases even up to the Supreme Court as well as the default setting of fake news on an industrial scale (NB no capital I in front of QAnon). “not upon the order of your going but go at once!”

  52. Rex Anger says:

    Great leadership, Don. “You want me to act like a tinpot dictator ? Well, yeah, you’re starting to convince me.”

    English is clearly not your first language if you think an inflammatory ambit is an acceptable or normal way to open an actual, fact based, debate Grip.

    Particularly also by calling your Class Enemies ‘cultists.’

    You must get a lot of money to get slapped here. Or are you not actually here for the hunting?

  53. Texas Jack says:

    duncanm
    #3730835, posted on January 20, 2021 at 2:13 pm

    I think the MSM has jumped the shark. Their lies are now transparent to even the most idiotic voter.

    You obviously avoid the comments sections of the SMH and the Age. There are idiots, then there are idiots.

  54. Maj says:

    well one thing is for sure:
    very soon we will learn the truth about Q

    Fact check: TRUE

    Looks like the smart money is on Q (h/t mh):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ete0gGoXe8A

  55. Fair Shake says:

    One achievement of PDT was to blow the cover off MSM and big Tech unholy alliance with Democrats, regressives and other assorted swamp Algie.
    This will have a lasting impact on Trust between 70m American voters and these life forms.

  56. Rex Anger says:

    Sorry grazza, but what was that?

    Inthink your paragraph was a c9nfused jumble of MeToo!isms, but it was so badly composed as to be incomprehensible.

    Was it Orangutan Bastard, REEEEEE!!!1! ?

  57. incoherent rambler says:

    There are idiots, then there are idiots.

    Both types are required for an Idiocracy to continue.

  58. Rorschach says:

    The clemency and pardon list that Trump just released – no Assange…. Trump has fallen into the swamp.

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/statement-press-secretary-regarding-executive-grants-clemency-012021/

  59. Kim says:

    A beautiful moment as Trump pardons a man who described Trump as demented and who stole money from the fake media wall fund. History unfolding before our eyes. Trump: the Rap Sheet

  60. BalancedObservation2 says:

    Donald Trump’s legacy and his vast body of supporters will not simply disappear when a third rate Joe Biden finds himself in the big chair in the Oval Office.

    Over 70 million Americans voted for Donald Trump, not far off half those who voted, and the overwhelming majority have recently said in polls they would still vote for him.

    But the impression the main stream media seems determined to peddle is that nearly all Americans are happy to see Trump go. It’s simply not true.

    The more America sees of Joe Biden the more they will realise their mistake. His minders hid him as much as they could during the campaign. A task made much easier by the virus.

    But he won’t be able to hide in the basement at the White House or under his desk in the Oval Office as president.

  61. PB says:

    You obviously avoid the comments sections of the SMH and the Age. There are idiots, then there are idiots.

    Political opinions now have the force of religious conviction.

  62. PB says:

    grazza
    #3731018, posted on January 20, 2021 at 4:48 pm

    Did Google translate give you that?

  63. Rex Anger says:

    A beautiful moment as Trump pardons a man who described Trump as demented and who stole money from the fake media wall fund. History unfolding before our eyes. Trump: the Rap Sheet

    Hi Ellen.

    Still trying?

    Best.you keep at it…

  64. Kim says:

    Hi Rex. On my current estimate there are only theee people with you in that phone booth. Is that a movement or a clique do you reckon?

  65. Vicki says:

    At the end of the day – probably only an outlier like Donald Trump could have achieved what desperately needed to be done.

    The “swamp” just had to be drained, and this is what he did, to some extent. And by doing so, his people could implement the processes necessary to reestablish the growth prospects of the fabulous nation that is the United States of America. It is a country blessed by fertile land and an amazing melting pot of talent. He knows it instinctively and he released its potential.

    It is a tragedy that this new “woke” generation don’t understand the nature of the the dynamics of this remarkable country. But there it is.

  66. Rex Anger says:

    Hi Rex. On my current estimate there are only theee people with you in that phone booth. Is that a movement or a clique do you reckon?

    Not even sure what you mean Ellen.

    Do you?

    Try harder…

  67. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV) says:
  68. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV) says:

    But he won’t be able to hide in the basement at the White House or under his desk in the Oval Office as president.

    bidet’s only job is to rubber stamp marxist policies that his minders place on his desk, while allowing everyone around him to get filthy rich

  69. Kim says:

    Rex: yours is very much in the Stalinist school of debate.. I’m wondering whether you, like Kates, are a product of a communist youth. Or maybe just given to totalitarian tendencies.

  70. Kim says:

    Rex: yours is very much in the Stalinist school of debate.. I’m wondering whether you, like Kates, are a product of a communist youth. Or maybe just given to totalitarian tendencies.

  71. Grip says:

    As I read on Twitter: it was all a dream, and tomorrow you will wake up and find Obama is in your shower.

    [Witty reference to what happened in the Dallas TV show, to erase the events of a past season. I do like to imagine Steve Kates having this as a nightmare, though, and waking up screaming.]

  72. Rex Anger says:

    Rex: yours is very much in the Stalinist school of debate.. I’m wondering whether you, like Kates, are a product of a communist youth. Or maybe just given to totalitarian tendencies.

    Hi Ellen!

    You’ve just gone clean off the deep end now.

    Or do you call everyone you get frustrated by Stalinists?

    (Hehehe I like you. You amusingk. GO TO GULAG!)

  73. Mother Lode says:

    Trump setting up his own party would be interesting.

    He doesn’t really need to worry about RINO’s siding with the Dimocrats because the Dimocrats already have the numbers to do what they want. But it would allow real real conservatives in the Republican party to free themselves from the GOP machine which is compromised by the putrefaction of the RINO’s.

    There would be a lot of frank speeches suddenly being given in the house.

    I suspect there will be a lot more conservatives getting involved in local elections now that the steal has fire them up enough. Usually they just want to be let alone and have been less energetic than their political opponents. Much like here. Only lefties want power. Conservatives want to be left alone and are not too concerned that other people think a bit differently. Now all those councils, sheriff departments, school boards etc may well be the front line.

  74. Cui Bono says:

    Did some good but employed too many Never Trumpers. Piss weak in the end not to pardon Assange…you know the Aussie journo who laid bare US government wrong- doing.
    The Swamp won.

  75. Rex Anger says:

    As I read on Twitter: it was all a dream, and tomorrow you will wake up and find Obama is in your shower.

    [Witty reference to what happened in the Dallas TV show, to erase the events of a past season. I do like to imagine Steve Kates having this as a nightmare, though, and waking up screaming.]

    If that’s the best you have Grip, I think you’d best report for reassignment.

    More insipid than a Shanghai stooge pretending to be a Mongol…

    #NotMyGenghis

  76. Kim says:

    I’m reading the pardons and laughing loud. I sincerely hope that Trump does form his own party. The Everglades Party.

  77. rickw says:

    What will be location of The Swamps first war on something be? $$$$ to be made.

    Hopefully they will be very short of Patriots for cannon fodder.

    President Donald Trump has shown how it can be done.

    Greatest President Ever.

  78. Rex Anger says:

    I’m reading the pardons and laughing loud. I sincerely hope that Trump does form his own party. The Everglades Party.

    Lolwut, EllenG?

    It’s a bit late to be projecting about swamps now…

  79. Ubique says:

    An amazing list of achievements by President Trump. Not one of them have been covered by the ABC in the past four years.

  80. Kim says:

    Not at all Rex. Check out the list. Trump has pardoned a swamp of his own. A perfect campaign team fir the Everglades Party.

  81. Rex Anger says:

    Well EllenG (Being LNG = Liquid Natural Gas = Methane = Swamp Gas), I am sure you are a natural authority on Swampiness…

    Being able to see anything past your screechy partisanship and resisting exploding when someone holds up a match you, not so much…

  82. Grip says:

    Hey, just read this on Twitter too:

    Along with the pardons, Trump has just revoked his own executive order that banned executive branch officials from becoming lobbyists for 5 years. It means his former advisers can join the swamp after all.

    Axios explains:

    Why it matters: The order, which was signed eight days after he took office, was an attempt to fulfill his campaign promise to “drain the swamp.”

    But with less than 12 hours left in office, Trump has now removed those limitations on his own aides.

    So there goes his swamp draining credentials flying out the door, faster than he can sign a cheque to silence a porn star.

    Trump’s not coming back.

    Time to find another cult leader.

  83. Rex Anger says:

    Time to find another cult leader.

    Does that mean you won’t be back, Shanghai Grip?

    Good luck, and I hope you find one you like…

  84. Captain Katzenjammer says:

    On Clinton’s last day he commuted the sentence of Susan Rosenberg who had been among the leftist terrorists who bombed the Senate chamber of the Capitol in 1983. In 2020 Rosenberg was vice-chair of Thousand Currents, th eorganisation that funds and handles admin of Black Lives Matter – giving a direct link from Weather Underground via the terrorist attack on the Capitol to BLM with support from Clinton.

  85. Grip says:

    Your repartee today is kinda desperate, Rex. You can’t engage with facts so you do what you can, which isn’t much.

  86. Rex Anger says:

    Your repartee today is kinda desperate, Rex. You can’t engage with facts so you do what you can, which isn’t much.

    I’ve never engaged in facts with you Grip. You’ve never used them, and yku aren’t worth it. In fact, I’m surprised it has taken you this long to figure it out.

    Normally you run away after the first counter-insult comes cracking past.your ear. Why the sudden courage?

  87. Grip says:

    Why the sudden courage?

    I am in a celebratory mood of course. And doing my bit to tell people their cult leader is (metaphorically) dead. Time to wake up.

    Etc.

  88. Ceres says:

    I feel quite sad. So many great accomplishments and what a vindictive sendoff by the Dems, leftie media & co. he was abrasive and could have been more measured with his comments but I think I would have liked him if I’d met him. We’re all imperfect.
    So glad he and Melania are not at the inauguration. The Dems have given Trump and his family unjustified hell for four years. No hypocrisy from this family. The swamp threw everything at him and he kept on with his promises.
    America you will now reap what you sowed. Hard times ahead. Whatever you do now Donald Trump you are a true American patriot. I salute you.

  89. Rex Anger says:

    And doing my bit to tell people their cult leader is (metaphorically) dead.

    You’re not going to go far assuming that everyone who thinks differently to you is a cultist, Shanghai Grip.

    But then again, you are one of Winnie Xi Pooh’s minions…

  90. Faye says:

    You don’t really think that President Trump of all people would lie down and die, do you??!!
    Give the bastards enough rope (not all used up yet) and they will hang themselves. They are walking into a trap.

  91. Lee says:

    America you will now reap what you sowed. Hard times ahead.

    We will all reap what the Democrats have sowed, and are going to sow.

  92. Ubique says:

    I watched the inauguration in Jan 2017. Not this time.

  93. Daily llama says:

    Hmm, interesting. Inciting a bunch of droogys to riot is somehow patriotic. He’s known all along he didn’t win.
    And why would you pardon Steve Bannon? It’s like reusing a soiled nappy. Both are full of crap!
    Plus, what someone else pointed out, it’s open season for Trump dandies to become lobbyists. So much for the Swamp! But they may as well skim as much as they can before the country goes broke

  94. PK says:

    #FelixKruell
    What an F/W.

  95. PK says:

    #Grip. needs to get a grip.

  96. hzhousewife says:

    I watched the inauguration in Jan 2017. Not this time.

    ditto
    I think I saw some info in the last few days that @POTUS on twitter while under Trump had 33 mill followers, and that when it reverts at Inauguration the follower numbers will revert to zero. Will be fascinating to see how long it takes to build up to even half that.

  97. calli says:

    I watched the inauguration in Jan 2017. Not this time.

    Cleaning bathrooms ready for weekend guests.

    The Beloved Leader of the Unfree World is low priority.

  98. PK says:

    #Calli 802
    Very obscure post. Please elucidate.

  99. Judge Dredd says:

    Let’s see what happens tomorrow… it’s awfully calm the last couple of days. Is there a storm coming?
    I’ll bring out the popcorn, and let’s enjoy the show.

  100. Grip says:

    America you will now reap what you sowed. Hard times ahead.

    Well it’s a good thing that Trump dealt once and for all with things like North Korea:

    North Korea shows off new submarine-launched missiles after rare party congress

    And Chinese wooing the hearts and minds of poor countries, while Americans curl up into an isolationist ball:

    China steals march on West in developing nations’ vaccine rollout

    Or China’s economy surging despite tariff wars:

    The [Chinese] economy grew 2.3% last year, despite Covid-19 shutdowns causing output to slump in early 2020.

    Strict virus containment measures and emergency relief for businesses helped the economy recover.

    Growth in the final three months of the year picked up to 6.5%.

    And Iran. He really showed them:

    Iran resumes enriching uranium to 20% purity at Fordo facility

    Etcetera, etcetera, etcertera.

  101. calli says:

    I have other more pressing matters to attend to to morrow morning, PK. I will view snippets of the inauguration when I have time.

  102. Boambee John says:

    Or China’s economy surging despite tariff wars:

    The [Chinese] economy grew 2.3% last year, despite Covid-19 shutdowns causing output to slump in early 2020.

    ROFLMAO. Tripe quotes CCP statistics as if they represent reality.

    Soviet economic statistics looked great, until they collapsed.

  103. Bruce in WA says:

    #Grip. needs to get a grip.

    I think he needs to loosen his grip; he’s cutting off the circulation to his “brain”.

  104. Visiting American says:

    Free at last.

  105. Colonel Crispin Berka says:

    Orange Man says

    The belief that a nation must serve its citizens will not dwindle, it will only grow stronger by the day.

    Yes. Popularity of Harriden is is not yet at rock bottom. As Harriden’s policies get rolled out and people realise how absurd and horrible it is, the belief that a nation should serve its citizens and that the USG isn’t will grow.

  106. JohnJJJ says:

    So what is the wrap up. Trump was great. But like all the politically innocent he believed in the process. In politics, whether it is a tribal, academic or theocracy, to lead you must crush the opposition. Even J. Caesar could not do that in the end. Augustus on the other hand.
    This makes Trump a tragic hero.
    Inevitabley, like King Lear, destroyed by his own good intentions.
    AND I lost $500.

  107. Rex Anger says:

    Free at last.

    Of what, Comrade?

    Freedom?

  108. Grip says:

    Trump gave the worst inauguration speech. Tough man talk; divisive; a Right Wing media fever dream of how bad things allegedly were and how America was a laughing stock internationally.

    All transparent bullshit, only believable if you shared his Right Wing media bubble world of opinion.

    Objectively, American international reputation is much, much worse. They have spent years laughing at a President who governed via Twitter and who knew so little about – anything.

    The American economy did well enough – by following the same trajectory it was already on under Obama. But economic policy was not based on short and long term realities such as the need to aggressively convert to clean energy; or how lowering taxes leads to increasing inequality and greater deficits (which, hypocritically, only concern the GOP when Democrats gain power).

    The sugar high was never going to last and was cut short abruptly by a dithering President keen to play politics more than have clear and consistent government action on how to respond to a pandemic. (As with climate change, not paying heed to scientists. I mean, the guy’s not even smart enough not to look at the sun during an eclipse.)

    He said – repeatedly – nonsense about tariffs. He understands nothing in detail, and briefings had to be reduced to pictures and two bullet points.

    But Hillary and her emails, hey. Really dodged a bullet there.

  109. FelixKruell says:

    Rex:

    Normally you run away after the first counter-insult comes cracking past.your ear. Why the sudden courage?

    Charity to the poor?

  110. Rex Anger says:

    Charity to the poor?

    What are you smoking Grigory?

    And why haven’t you shared it with the rest of the Cat?

    It’s clear you don’t hate sharing- You share your trollshit here with us daily.

    So why not your drugs?

  111. Lee says:

    ROFLMAO. Tripe quotes CCP statistics as if they represent reality.

    I think he would rather live under the CCP than Trump.
    Birds of a feather …

  112. Boambee John says:

    Tripe really is trotting out truckloads of tripe tonight.

  113. Rex Anger says:

    I think he would rather live under the CCP than Trump.
    Birds of a feather …

    I was rather under the impression he did!

    I mean, look at his latest effort.

    Straight copy-paste of propaganda points from Xinhua.

    Via Georgy Sore-arse and as many steps as becessary to ‘hide’ its origins…

  114. Boambee John says:

    Lee
    #3731308, posted on January 20, 2021 at 8:51 pm
    ROFLMAO. Tripe quotes CCP statistics as if they represent reality.

    I think he would rather live under the CCP than Trump.
    Birds of a feather …

    The title CCP is a grotesque case of false advertising.

    Given the way China has been governed for the last three or four decades, the correct title is CFP – Chinese Fascist Party.

  115. nilk says:

    Speaking of Biden, aka Uncle Bad Touch….

    This is excellent.

  116. Rafe Champion says:

    It won’t take long for the war on CO2 to wind back the remarkable progress that occurred during the Trump years (with the benefit of the fracking revolution that started before Obama could stop it.)

    Then the Trump presidency will look like a lost golden age for middle America.

    The grievance industry, the vested interests and the crony capitalists will thrive while the underclass will be bought off with welfare.

    Trump’s legacy will live in the hearts of those who sincerely voted for him (not just the Republican party).

  117. grazza says:

    Rex Anger – truth too complex for you? – I’ll spell it out in BIG PRINT next time.

    As for your own gibberish, I have resolved to drink at least 3 glasses of a good red next time I scan the blogs.

    Apart from that I suspect that you are a good person, perhaps a lonely widower and know that some degree of sympathy if due you, in a manner of speaking… however, bit disappointed you didn’t come back with a quote from “MacBeth”… a drum a drum, Macbeth doth come.

  118. Ozman says:

    Imagine if the new administration is actually a temporary military one that will reign until everything is righted and Trump is reinstalled as the rightfully elected POTUS. Could explain why the National Guard is in Washington.

  119. Whalehunt Fun says:

    Well said. I never liked him but I always admired his policies and was astonished at his success in delivering them. The US is not worthy of him.

  120. Rex Anger says:

    Apart from that I suspect that you are a good person, perhaps a lonely widower and know that some degree of sympathy if due you, in a manner of speaking…

    You know nothing except Orange Man Bad, trollykins…

  121. Jannie says:

    Gripe is gastric flux in babies. Very annoying.

  122. Baa Humbug says:

    The very people who licked The Kenyans arse for 8 years are calling Trump supporters a cult. Made me laugh early in the morning.

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