Originally Posted by ligerdub
Siobhan - You are quite blinkered.
Oh so I’m blinkered because I say Trump is a tool and is only taking office because he fed the middle of America voters exactly what they wanted to hear to get elected and now is backing down on those promises and he is responsible for how the media treats him because he can’t STFU and act sane in front of a camera. He’s a reality show star/business man not a Politian. I have a lot a friends in the US who are scared for what the next 4 years will bring. I may dislike (always have even in his apprentice days) but I hope for America’s (and the world’s) sake I hope he doesn’t f**k things up too royally.
I like the way the Obamas and Bidens have conducted themselves over the last 8 years nothing wrong or blinkered about that. I haven’t said Obama was the perfect president (Nobody will be) but he has done a lot of good for the US. There are things he has had to do that he probably didn't like doing. I'm sure civilians beeing caught up in drone strikes is one of them.
If other president had drone technology available to them. You can be sure they would have used it. Again the decision to use drone strikes were made with evidence presented by intelligence agencies and the Military. Those guys give all the information to the president and ye goes yay or nay. He inherited the war from the Bush administration…. He couldn’t win with some aspects of the public use drone strikes to take out targets or put American boots on the ground to take out said targets. No matter what he did there would be people criticising him for the decision made as a result of intelligence.
If you think Trump will be any better I want what you’re smoking. Christ he is already apparently asking about using nuclear weapons already and isn’t even in office yet
Originally Posted by Gringo180
I am no fan of Trump but the media are certainly out to destroy his credibility as president. If he has good relations with Russia they will just say it is because he is getting black mailed over these accusations. Makes me sick.
The media would not be able to destroy his credibility as president if he didn’t give them the material that they could use against him. (I don’t believe they are they are reporting information as they receive it) While there may not be evidence of the Russian incident they were using what he has been caught on camera doing an speaking against and his pass history against him long before the Russian story even appeared.
Like I have said before I he kept his cool while there is a camera in front of him and not try to deny he has said things even though there is evidence to say he has. The media would not be able to use it against him.
Oh and lets not forget twitter and his early morning rants about anybody who tries to criticise him. Here’s a tip Donald …. If you can’t deal with criticism without needing to act like as child on twitter when you retaliate. DO NOT go in to politics….