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What do people outside the USA think about Trump?
« on: March 03, 2016, 11:34:36 PM »
If he became President of the US?

What's your general impression of him?
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Re: What do people outside the USA think about Trump?
«Reply #1 on: March 04, 2016, 12:08:15 AM »
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Re: What do people outside the USA think about Trump?
«Reply #2 on: March 04, 2016, 12:22:07 AM »

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Re: What do people outside the USA think about Trump?
«Reply #3 on: March 04, 2016, 04:13:26 AM »
Why would we bother to think about him at all?

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Re: What do people outside the USA think about Trump?
«Reply #4 on: March 04, 2016, 10:22:10 AM »
We're already joking quite a bit about the intelligence of a sizeable percentage of Americans.
If Hillary or Trump were to win it would add massive fuel to the fire.
Don't worry though, proportionately to the US we have just as many idiots here in my country.

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Re: What do people outside the USA think about Trump?
«Reply #5 on: March 04, 2016, 12:14:36 PM »
He's the equivalent to Nigel Ferrage in the UKs BNP except the UK have the sense to know when a joke has gone to far.
The man's name is Nigel Farage and the political party that he heads is UKIP (the United [for the time being!] Kingdom Independence Party), not BNP (the British National Party); moreover, not only is it less than clear on what grounds you believe that "the UK have the sense to know when a joke has gone to far", I have to admit that I fail to see the joke (and Mr Farage is not known for his jocularity).

He says some outlandish things to get the people's attention then follows it up with false contradictive promises to appeal to the ignorant.
This does indeed appear to be the case, though whether that makes him more or less dangerous than he might otherwise be is hard to tell for sure.

I honestly would lose a lot of respect for the US if that man is voted into power it says a lot about American People.
I think that many people the world over might share that view with you although, in so doing, the question would have to arise as to which alternative Republican would be the better choice of Presidential candidate and how they might compare to Trump (that's if the country goes Republican, of course) - after all, the "better the devil you know" factor might have some pertinence here...

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Re: What do people outside the USA think about Trump?
«Reply #6 on: March 04, 2016, 03:28:13 PM »
I'm an american residing in Italy.  When I first heard about Trump I thought it was a big joke.  Then I started hearing things from intelligent friends of mine in the states who actually, without supporting him, justified his stream of conciousness orations.  Now it's getting scary.  because it's not just him, it's the crowd that is supporting him.  He's been likened here to an upcoming Hitler.  A little exaggerated, maybe, but his views are pure demagogue(?).  Building a wall between the us and mexico?!  People actually think that would solve the problem?  These are the ones that scare me.  He can say what he likes and what he knows the voters like, that's a normal politician.  But when people begin believing him and touting him as a savior...that's scary.
And what is this "carisma" he's supposed to have?!  What is it about his looks and speech that draws the crowds?  It's true, I've never heard him.  Only read the crap he spouts.  Hitler, at least, was a first-rate speaker that could rivet the crowds with his first-rate crap.  I just don't get it.  I'm not a hillary fan, either.  but between the two,,,

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Re: What do people outside the USA think about Trump?
«Reply #7 on: March 04, 2016, 03:40:41 PM »
I truly think Bernie Sanders would have made a great president.  But he's too far left for most american folk.  Still, he won Pennsylvania, I think, and they've never missed the mark...

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Re: What do people outside the USA think about Trump?
«Reply #8 on: March 07, 2016, 04:07:52 AM »
It was Kansas that he won.
Bernie Sanders is actually not far behind Clinton for the Dem. nomination. And when put up against Republicans he wins every time, whereas Clinton usually either loses or wins within the margin of error.
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Re: What do people outside the USA think about Trump?
«Reply #9 on: March 07, 2016, 10:46:55 AM »
I thought George Bush was a disaster ... good Lord ... compared to Trump he is like Abraham Lincoln.

Trump is a big joke where I live, and also frightening. I just cannot believe the Americans will elect him as a president. I pity the Republicans if he wins the nomination, because that could be a disaster for the party. I HOPE it will be a disaster for the party, really - because I cannot believe Trump would defeat Clinton. You may think whatever you do about her, but fact is that she has tons of experience, she is in a unique position as she has even been the First Lady, and Trump is - what? Even if he had sound opinions - which he has NOT - he is still a political rookie, he cannot be a good president!
 

The President of the U.S. is perhaps the single most powerful individual in the world. If Trump becomes president, then heaven help our poor planet.

  

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Re: What do people outside the USA think about Trump?
«Reply #10 on: March 07, 2016, 01:48:14 PM »
The President of the U.S. is perhaps the single most powerful individual in the world. If Trump becomes president, then heaven help our poor planet.

I think you mean... heaven help your poor country, because every other country in the world won't want to have anything to do with him.

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Re: What do people outside the USA think about Trump?
«Reply #11 on: March 07, 2016, 02:41:32 PM »
I think you mean... heaven help your poor country, because every other country in the world won't want to have anything to do with him.
But has anyone give sufficient serious consideration to the possible alternative Republican candidate in terms of the potential danger of his assuming Presidential office? Vilifiable and widely vilified though Trump is, he does (at least while only a contender for Republican candidate, which is mercifully two stages removed from being catapulted into the Oval office and there's many a slip, &c.) have a certain degree of comedic advantage in that, in his present position, he can be and no doubt is laughed at, whereas the other option has about as much amusement factor as the Book of Revelation or the music of Morton Feldman.

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Re: What do people outside the USA think about Trump?
«Reply #12 on: March 07, 2016, 04:54:36 PM »
pls elect trump

the memes will be hilarious

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Re: What do people outside the USA think about Trump?
«Reply #13 on: March 09, 2016, 09:26:28 AM »
But has anyone give sufficient serious consideration to the possible alternative Republican candidate in terms of the potential danger of his assuming Presidential office? Vilifiable and widely vilified though Trump is, he does (at least while only a contender for Republican candidate, which is mercifully two stages removed from being catapulted into the Oval office and there's many a slip, &c.) have a certain degree of comedic advantage in that, in his present position, he can be and no doubt is laughed at, whereas the other option has about as much amusement factor as the Book of Revelation or the music of Morton Feldman.

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Yeah, in other words, the Republicans can dissolve themselves. Their candidates suck. I predict a huge victory for the Democrats this fall. I HOPE for a huge victory for the Democrats, at least they have two candidates that you can imagine as presidents without getting panic attacs.

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Re: What do people outside the USA think about Trump?
«Reply #14 on: March 09, 2016, 12:42:36 PM »
Yeah, in other words, the Republicans can dissolve themselves. Their candidates suck. I predict a huge victory for the Democrats this fall. I HOPE for a huge victory for the Democrats, at least they have two candidates that you can imagine as presidents without getting panic attacs.
Well, we'll see; there's several months to go yet, in which anything could happen and probably will. There seem already to be discontented noises about Trump's suitability emanating from within Republican ranks, so the roll that he's so far been on could well morph into to hair today, gone tomorrow situation but, if it does, heaven help America if his party nevertheless wins when the time comes.

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Re: What do people outside the USA think about Trump?
«Reply #15 on: March 09, 2016, 12:43:12 PM »
pls elect trump

the memes will be hilarious
Or Hillaryous, perhaps?...

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Re: What do people outside the USA think about Trump?
«Reply #16 on: March 09, 2016, 02:29:07 PM »
Trump's delegate lead has him pretty well secured. He consistently wins in debates and most polls. He also just won Michigan and Mississippi.
As of right now, Trump has 458 delegates, Cruz has 359, Rubio has 151, and Kasich has 54. In their party, you need 1,237 delegates for the nomination, and there are 1,435 more delegates up for grabs.
My fellow democrats and I are celebrating Bernie winning Michigan (albeit narrowly, and losing in Louisiana).
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Re: What do people outside the USA think about Trump?
«Reply #17 on: March 09, 2016, 02:43:08 PM »

Trump, president in Usa and Putin in Russia.  -What a nightmare..

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Re: What do people outside the USA think about Trump?
«Reply #18 on: March 09, 2016, 03:45:48 PM »
Trump, president in Usa and Putin in Russia.  -What a nightmare..
Indeed, but how about Cruz as US President and Putin as Russia's? I somewhow suspect that the nightmarish aspect of such a confluence would at least be shorter, if only by reason of the global conflagration to which it would likely give rise very rapidly...

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Re: What do people outside the USA think about Trump?
«Reply #19 on: March 09, 2016, 04:25:57 PM »
But has anyone give sufficient serious consideration to the possible alternative Republican candidate in terms of the potential danger of his assuming Presidential office? Vilifiable and widely vilified though Trump is, he does (at least while only a contender for Republican candidate, which is mercifully two stages removed from being catapulted into the Oval office and there's many a slip, &c.) have a certain degree of comedic advantage in that, in his present position, he can be and no doubt is laughed at, whereas the other option has about as much amusement factor as the Book of Revelation or the music of Morton Feldman.

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I don't think it's about deciding who's a better REPUBLICAN candidate.  I think it's about deciding who's the better candidate period.  It's not about the party, it's about the individual people.  So if you don't like trump but can't find a better republican candidate, well then look at the democrats.  And vice versa.
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Re: What do people outside the USA think about Trump?
«Reply #20 on: March 09, 2016, 05:04:05 PM »
How about we stop talking about trump
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Re: What do people outside the USA think about Trump?
«Reply #21 on: March 09, 2016, 05:12:00 PM »
How about we stop talking about trump
How about you put such a question in a PM to the OP instead of seeking to undermine the intended purpose of this thread by posting as you just have? If you'd rather talk about Donald Duck (and I'm reliably informed that there is a difference, although I've yet to notice it), fine, but please start another thread in which to do so if you must.

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Re: What do people outside the USA think about Trump?
«Reply #22 on: March 09, 2016, 06:06:49 PM »
The reason he is leading the republican polls is because everybody is talking about him and the media is swarming him. If we just stopped talking about him then maybe fool would shut his mouth.
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Re: What do people outside the USA think about Trump?
«Reply #23 on: March 09, 2016, 07:22:23 PM »
Of course the media or the way your entire country handles politics is also to blame for a lot of things but the reason he is leading the polls is because there are a lot of americans that identify/agree with him.

a lot of people are being quite sympathetic with american citizens, I however will not; americans deserve the politicians they get.


and lol anhinty

I didnt know you had a sense of humor.

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Re: What do people outside the USA think about Trump?
«Reply #24 on: March 10, 2016, 12:00:50 AM »
The reason he is leading the republican polls is because everybody is talking about him and the media is swarming him. If we just stopped talking about him then maybe fool would shut his mouth.
Not anymore. Earlier that might have been true, but it's impossible for humans to ignore people who do stupid sh*t like that. The entire core of this election is the rejection of the establishment, something that neither Hillary nor Cruz and ESPECIALLY not Rubio would do.
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Re: What do people outside the USA think about Trump?
«Reply #25 on: March 10, 2016, 12:03:27 AM »
Sorry for this lengthy post!!  I don’t want anyone to think that I am a gambler.  I have never gambled.  But history has shown that betting  markets are more reliable than polls or pundits in predicting election outcomes.  The closer we get to an event, the more information is available to make predictions.  Example: last night election results.

How does America feel about Trump as of today?  (I know this is a little off topic, the question is how do people outside America feel about Trump).  As of a few moments ago, Trump has a 19.8% chance of being president.  So the answer is “not very good” in my estimation.  Below is a link to a site that gives a nice tidy breakdown (unlike oddsshark). 

If the below link later shows a 100% chance that Trump will be president (i.e., he has been elected), this will show how the USA as a whole feels about him.  Rest assured though that if this happens, there will be a large portion of the USA population that feels differently (unless he can tone things way, way, way .... down, which he MAY be able to do).

https://electionbettingodds.com/

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Re: What do people outside the USA think about Trump?
«Reply #26 on: March 10, 2016, 06:02:34 AM »
I just re-read my post.

Correction: If the below link later shows a 100% chance that Trump will be president (i.e., he has been elected),

I didn't mean to scare anyone (including myself).  I don't think he will be elected. SORRY ABOUT THAT!

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Re: What do people outside the USA think about Trump?
«Reply #27 on: March 11, 2016, 04:06:59 AM »
Trump's foreign policy:

Piss off Angela Merkel with a tweet.
Piss off the French with a tweet.
Piss off Belgium with a tweet.
Piss off the U.K with a tweet.
Alienate the entire middle east and China (over half the world's population right there).
Build a wall with Mexico.

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Re: What do people outside the USA think about Trump?
«Reply #28 on: March 11, 2016, 09:56:39 AM »
Trump's foreign policy:

Piss off Angela Merkel with a tweet.
Piss off the French with a tweet.
Piss off Belgium with a tweet.
Piss off the U.K with a tweet.
Alienate the entire middle east and China (over half the world's population right there).
Build a wall with Mexico.
And Cruz's would be...?

For prospective Republiucan voters, the "choice" between a Trump card and a Cruz missile seems distinctly Hobsonian to me...

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Re: What do people outside the USA think about Trump?
«Reply #29 on: March 11, 2016, 11:54:18 PM »
And Cruz's would be...?

For prospective Republiucan voters, the "choice" between a Trump card and a Cruz missile seems distinctly Hobsonian to me...

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I don't think it should vote by who's best in your party.

You should vote for whos best in ANY party.  Just because you're a republican doesn't mean you always have to vote republican.

If you don't like any of the republicans, look at some of the dems.  And the same goes for people who don't like Bernie or Hilary.
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Re: What do people outside the USA think about Trump?
«Reply #30 on: March 12, 2016, 02:24:38 AM »
I could Trump being President a good thing if it shakes things up a bit I guess.  If people were paying attention and it happened, then they wake up more.  Or if there's a different perspective, right or wrong, maybe that mixes things up a bit.  At least it wouldn't be the same old garbage it always is.

I could see people going along with Trump just because of his party and because he's in business, not necessarily for him as a person.

I wonder if other countries would take him like you take the loudmouth person around or that one weird outspoken relative.  They stick their foot in their mouth, and no one quite takes them seriously or literally for what they say.
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Re: What do people outside the USA think about Trump?
«Reply #31 on: March 12, 2016, 02:32:43 AM »
I have not been drawn into the media hype over this idiot. To me he is a big mouth and appeals to the morons of the country (which im sure there are a few and a few fed up people who will follow anything so long it's different). I hope voting Americans have the brains to tell Trump "YOUR FIRED!"
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Re: What do people outside the USA think about Trump?
«Reply #32 on: March 16, 2016, 05:34:14 AM »
I hope voting Americans have the brains to tell Trump "YOUR FIRED!"

But Trump keeps on winning states dude
He just won 4 states
LOL


well get ready for president clinton

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Re: What do people outside the USA think about Trump?
«Reply #33 on: March 16, 2016, 09:02:37 PM »
But Trump keeps on winning states dude
He just won 4 states
LOL


well get ready for president clinton
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Re: What do people outside the USA think about Trump?
«Reply #34 on: March 17, 2016, 12:23:29 AM »
Iyuf Buarnie Syandus wuants ta geut eleacted meaybee hee shod muove ta Ruassia.
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Re: What do people outside the USA think about Trump?
«Reply #35 on: March 17, 2016, 04:41:50 AM »
Why, exactly? I doubt he likes Putin much.

If you're implying it because he's a "communist", first realize

A) He has never at any point advocated for communism

B) The word "Socialism" in your mind seems to equate to Marxist socialism, which is completely different than Democratic Socialism (what he advocated for).

C) Only in Marxist theory does Socialism ever have anything to do with Communism.
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