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Post by Original Quill on Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:10 pm



The Hill wrote:The mayor of Phoenix, Ariz., issued a statement Wednesday night urging President Trump to delay his campaign-style rally in the city while "our nation is still healing" from the violence that took place in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend.

“It is my hope that more sound judgment prevails and that he delays his visit," Mayor Greg Stanton (D) said in a statement, also saying he is "disappointed" with the president.

Stanton also warned Trump against any plans to pardon former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was convicted of criminal contempt last month for disobeying a judge's order to stop detaining people over suspicion of being undocumented. Arpaio was a controversial sheriff because of his hard-line immigration stances.

"If President Trump is coming to Phoenix to announce a pardon for former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, then it will be clear that his true intent is to enflame tensions and further divide our nation," Stanton said in the statement.

Trump told Fox News earlier this week that he was seriously considering pardoning Arpaio, whom he called a "patriot."

“Is there anyone in local law enforcement who has done more to crack down on illegal immigration than Sheriff Joe?” Trump told Fox News. “He has protected people from crimes and saved lives. He doesn’t deserve to be treated this way.”

Stanton also said that while he disagreed with Trump's visit, he wouldn't attempt to prevent Trump from renting his rally venue, the Phoenix Convention Center.

"With regard to use of the Phoenix Convention Center for the rally: This is a public facility and open to anyone to rent, including the Trump campaign," he said.

"Our Constitution protects the right to free speech, even for those we disagree with or those who don't represent the values we hold dear as a community," he concluded.

— This post was updated at 8:50 p.m.

Everybody is closing gates and slamming doors shut to avoid Trump like the plague.

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Post by Jules on Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:46 pm

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Everybody is closing gates and slamming doors shut to avoid Trump like the plague.

Who could blame them? And after the right royal mess he made of the Charlottesville saga, he tried to smooth things over in his usual sophisticated, statesman-like way .... yep via a tweet on social media - alongside teenagers discussing their latest romantic crush. It took 3 deletions of his tweets to finally spell ''heal'' properly!

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Post by Jules on Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:55 pm

The secret services have already run out of money for Trump's protection. Shocked Shocked Having used up an entire year's funds already. The astronomical cost of protecting him and his huge extended family and inlaws. And keeping him safe during his frequent visits to mara lago and his new jersey golf course. And the crippling the cost of protecting the enormous Trump tower itself even when empty Plus all the trips the adult kids kept making abroad to pursue their own personal business interests.

Incredibly the secret services have spent more in protecting him and his clan in his 7/8 months as POTUS than during Obama's entire 8 years as POTUS. What a Face

The same Obama whom Trump harassed so regularly over the amount the SS were spending on protecting Obama's tiny family. This is beyond ironic, it is surreal!!!


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Post by Syl on Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:01 pm

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The Hill wrote:The mayor of Phoenix, Ariz., issued a statement Wednesday night urging President Trump to delay his campaign-style rally in the city while "our nation is still healing" from the violence that took place in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend.

“It is my hope that more sound judgment prevails and that he delays his visit," Mayor Greg Stanton (D) said in a statement, also saying he is "disappointed" with the president.

Stanton also warned Trump against any plans to pardon former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was convicted of criminal contempt last month for disobeying a judge's order to stop detaining people over suspicion of being undocumented. Arpaio was a controversial sheriff because of his hard-line immigration stances.

"If President Trump is coming to Phoenix to announce a pardon for former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, then it will be clear that his true intent is to enflame tensions and further divide our nation," Stanton said in the statement.

Trump told Fox News earlier this week that he was seriously considering pardoning Arpaio, whom he called a "patriot."

“Is there anyone in local law enforcement who has done more to crack down on illegal immigration than Sheriff Joe?” Trump told Fox News. “He has protected people from crimes and saved lives. He doesn’t deserve to be treated this way.”

Stanton also said that while he disagreed with Trump's visit, he wouldn't attempt to prevent Trump from renting his rally venue, the Phoenix Convention Center.

"With regard to use of the Phoenix Convention Center for the rally: This is a public facility and open to anyone to rent, including the Trump campaign," he said.

"Our Constitution protects the right to free speech, even for those we disagree with or those who don't represent the values we hold dear as a community," he concluded.

— This post was updated at 8:50 p.m.

Everybody is closing gates and slamming doors shut to avoid Trump like the plague.

He is fast turning into Donny no mates, apart from the like minded nutters he seems to be surrounding himself with now.
Happily his state visit to the UK is 'put on hold' too......loosely translated that means we don't want him here either.

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