• This is a political forum that is non-biased/non-partisan and treats every person's position on topics equally. This debate forum is not aligned to any political party. In today's politics, many ideas are split between and even within all the political parties. Often we find ourselves agreeing on one platform but some topics break our mold. We are here to discuss them in a civil political debate. If this is your first visit to our political forums, be sure to check out the RULES. Registering for debate politics is necessary before posting. Register today to participate - it's free!

Trump's Speech Tomorrow?

Trump's Speech Tomorrow?


  • Total voters
    21

NeverTrump

Exposing GOP since 2015
DP Veteran
Joined
Jan 21, 2013
Messages
25,357
Reaction score
11,556
Location
Post-Trump America
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Moderate
Kinda wild that I have to make a poll asking people what they think the President is going to announce and it could be two crazy off the chart things...

1. Enact emergency powers to Build the Wall

2. Re-open the government and claim he will fund The Wall Himself.

Other.
 

Amelia

Supporting Member
DP Veteran
Joined
Oct 13, 2014
Messages
10,933
Reaction score
9,048
Location
Wisconsin
Gender
Female
Political Leaning
Progressive
Kinda wild that I have to make a poll asking people what they think the President is going to announce and it could be two crazy off the chart things...

1. Enact emergency powers to Build the Wall

2. Re-open the government and claim he will fund The Wall Himself.

Other.



#1 is another in the list of the kinds of things rightwingers would say Obama was likely to do (declare national emergency to take unconstitutional powers) and they would express outrage, when there was never any indication it would happen.

Meanwhile we have Trump openly threatening it and Obama haters saying "yea, Trump, it's time someone took bold action."
 

MovingPictures

WE'LL DO IT LIVE!
DP Veteran
Joined
Jul 27, 2017
Messages
12,748
Reaction score
10,333
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Slightly Liberal
You never what Trump will do.

But my hunch is he knows this is a lost battle and want to at least appear as fighting to his base, by extending this for another two(ish) weeks, so that when it's all said and done they'll blame the Democrats for his policy failure.
 

trixare4kids

Supporting Member
DP Veteran
Joined
Nov 16, 2017
Messages
55,370
Reaction score
46,112
Gender
Undisclosed
Political Leaning
Undisclosed
Category Other....

Whatever the president says tomorrow in his national speech, or decides to do afterward, those who hate him won't be on board with it...
Remember, with them it's "resist, resist, resist 24-7"

SSDD.
 

Superfly

~ Road-trippin' musician ~
DP Veteran
Joined
Jul 27, 2011
Messages
41,309
Reaction score
27,960
Location
Tucson to Tucumcari, Tehachapi to Tonapah
Gender
Female
Political Leaning
Independent
I think it will be a lot of word salad, with a sprinkling of "no collusion" and "4,000 terrorists tried to get in," and topped off with, "this shutdown is the fault of the Democrats."

I'd rather watch paint dry. It'd be far more educational.
 

NeverTrump

Exposing GOP since 2015
DP Veteran
Joined
Jan 21, 2013
Messages
25,357
Reaction score
11,556
Location
Post-Trump America
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Moderate
Category Other....

Whatever the president says tomorrow in his national speech, or decides to do afterward, those who hate him won't be on board with it...
Remember, with them it's "resist, resist, resist 24-7"

SSDD.

Doesn't he have to give us a reason to like him? the corrupt, criminal, lying, piece of orange filth that he is.

Maybe he'll do that tomorrow :mrgreen:
 

Winston

Dead Voter
DP Veteran
Joined
Jan 24, 2017
Messages
18,277
Reaction score
13,309
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Progressive
I think it will be a lot of word salad, with a sprinkling of "no collusion" and "4,000 terrorists tried to get in," and topped off with, "this shutdown is the fault of the Democrats."

I'd rather watch paint dry. It'd be far more educational.

Probably incoherent babble about the Wall and Mexico paying for it through the USMCA. Great, then open the ****ing government back up and when your little trade deal stocks the government's coffers with enough money we can build the stupid ass wall.
 

Hari Seldon

Stable Genius
DP Veteran
Joined
Jul 20, 2014
Messages
11,426
Reaction score
8,815
Location
New York
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Liberal
I think it will be a lot of word salad, with a sprinkling of "no collusion" and "4,000 terrorists tried to get in," and topped off with, "this shutdown is the fault of the Democrats."

I'd rather watch paint dry. It'd be far more educational.

I agree. He will bitch and moan and claim the terrorists are coming. Also he bears no responsibility for the shut down. Glad I will be bowling.
 

Winston

Dead Voter
DP Veteran
Joined
Jan 24, 2017
Messages
18,277
Reaction score
13,309
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Progressive
I agree. He will bitch and moan and claim the terrorists are coming. Also he bears no responsibility for the shut down. Glad I will be bowling.

Trump's primetime address will be a front row show to the Baby Bowl.
 

NeverTrump

Exposing GOP since 2015
DP Veteran
Joined
Jan 21, 2013
Messages
25,357
Reaction score
11,556
Location
Post-Trump America
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Moderate
I agree. He will bitch and moan and claim the terrorists are coming. Also he bears no responsibility for the shut down. Glad I will be bowling.

I will be at a party but the bar will probably show him on one TV screen blech.
 

TheRepublican

Banned
DP Veteran
Joined
Dec 21, 2017
Messages
1,614
Reaction score
177
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Libertarian - Right
Kinda wild that I have to make a poll asking people what they think the President is going to announce and it could be two crazy off the chart things...

1. Enact emergency powers to Build the Wall

2. Re-open the government and claim he will fund The Wall Himself.

Other.

We don’t want them but obviously you don’t care
 

MovingPictures

WE'LL DO IT LIVE!
DP Veteran
Joined
Jul 27, 2017
Messages
12,748
Reaction score
10,333
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Slightly Liberal
I think it will be a lot of word salad, with a sprinkling of "no collusion" and "4,000 terrorists tried to get in," and topped off with, "this shutdown is the fault of the Democrats."

I'd rather watch paint dry. It'd be far more educational.
I dunno, Trump and his whole party went into this without any real strategy or message.

Clearly he feels the real walls closing in and is realizing how badly he's painted himself into a corner, so he's trying to salvage the optics of this situation by puffing out his chest.
 

justabubba

long standing member
DP Veteran
Joined
Dec 22, 2005
Messages
60,651
Reaction score
41,535
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Independent
don't really care what he has to say so long as the networks give pelosi an equal opportunity to respond following his remarks
 

PIPEWRENCH

DP Veteran
Joined
Oct 19, 2014
Messages
14,510
Reaction score
5,130
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Other
Kinda wild that I have to make a poll asking people what they think the President is going to announce and it could be two crazy off the chart things...

1. Enact emergency powers to Build the Wall

2. Re-open the government and claim he will fund The Wall Himself.

Other.

I think he should throw in the towel and forget the wall and open the flood gates letting illegals in by the 100 million. It is time for another country to rise up and become a world leader as we become just another ****hole 3rd world country.
 

Black Dog

King Of The Dog Pound
DP Veteran
Joined
Dec 14, 2008
Messages
36,235
Reaction score
8,380
Location
Georgia
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Conservative
don't really care what he has to say so long as the networks give pelosi an equal opportunity to respond following his remarks

Come now justabubba, you know the networks are dying to let her respond!

Sad part is neither of those fools are representing other than their own interests!

I weep for the future man.
 

Winston

Dead Voter
DP Veteran
Joined
Jan 24, 2017
Messages
18,277
Reaction score
13,309
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Progressive
I dunno, Trump and his whole party went into this without any real strategy or message.

Clearly he feels the real walls closing in and is realizing how badly he's painted himself into a corner, so he's trying to salvage the optics of this situation by puffing out his chest.

a case of injured narcissism, imo.
 

Black Dog

King Of The Dog Pound
DP Veteran
Joined
Dec 14, 2008
Messages
36,235
Reaction score
8,380
Location
Georgia
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Conservative
I want the wall. I don't want it the way Trump wants it.

Let him pay for it if he is going to keep the government shut down.
 

washunut

DP Veteran
Joined
Nov 13, 2009
Messages
12,592
Reaction score
3,785
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Slightly Liberal
don't really care what he has to say so long as the networks give pelosi an equal opportunity to respond following his remarks

Is that the normal policy when networks give the president time for nationwide remarks? Would put Pelosi in a tough spot unless she is given Trump's speech in advance. Without knowing what he is about to say how can she be prepared to respond.
 

justabubba

long standing member
DP Veteran
Joined
Dec 22, 2005
Messages
60,651
Reaction score
41,535
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Independent
Is that the normal policy when networks give the president time for nationwide remarks? Would put Pelosi in a tough spot unless she is given Trump's speech in advance. Without knowing what he is about to say how can she be prepared to respond.

same way the opposition does following a state of the union address
 

washunut

DP Veteran
Joined
Nov 13, 2009
Messages
12,592
Reaction score
3,785
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Slightly Liberal
same way the opposition does following a state of the union address

Regardless of who is President, I never find the responses effective. Maybe its just me.
 

Superfly

~ Road-trippin' musician ~
DP Veteran
Joined
Jul 27, 2011
Messages
41,309
Reaction score
27,960
Location
Tucson to Tucumcari, Tehachapi to Tonapah
Gender
Female
Political Leaning
Independent
I dunno, Trump and his whole party went into this without any real strategy or message.

Clearly he feels the real walls closing in and is realizing how badly he's painted himself into a corner, so he's trying to salvage the optics of this situation by puffing out his chest.

And what real strategy and messages he was given, he brushed aside like a mosquito. He has had geniuses surrounding him (real ones, not handbag designers or propaganda website owners) and he listened to nothing they said. Fired them, for piss sakes.
 

HumblePi

DP Veteran
Joined
Sep 3, 2018
Messages
24,687
Reaction score
16,479
Gender
Undisclosed
Political Leaning
Liberal
LMAO! He's definitely not going to fund the wall himself, even he doesn't have enough money to totally fund a wall such as one of the prototypes he wasted our tax dollars building to show off and will never use. A wall such as this that he envisioned would cost him well over 40 billion dollars. This man claimed bankruptcy 6 times so he could stiff banks and lenders. He gets his money from Saudi Arabia princes and Russian oligarchs. He wouldn't pay the contractors and men who built his Tower and they had to sue him to get their paycheck. No American bank will give him a loan. He claims he's worth 3 billion but he may in fact be worth more like 500 million. He was even criticized for serving caviar with plastic spoons at Mar-a-Lago.

Who's going to pay for the wall? We all will of course with our federal income taxes.

Spy magazine called “the easiest 13 cents Trump has ever made,” the magazine reported Trump cashed several checks it sent to him for tiny amounts in 1990. This was part of a test called “Who is the Cheapest Millionaire?” The magazine reported Trump cashed checks for $.50 and $.13. Some other millionaires didn’t bother cashing them.

If Trump declares a national emergency tomorrow, this will be the beginning of the end of his presidency, we won't have to wait to see what Mueller comes up with.
 

Irwin Corey

Proud AmeriCAN
Banned
DP Veteran
Joined
Feb 6, 2018
Messages
8,529
Reaction score
3,422
Gender
Undisclosed
Political Leaning
Undisclosed
It could be anywhere on the spectrum of possibilities. You can be sure it will be chock full of bull**** for his base with little fact and a lot of fiction.
 
Top Bottom