Friday, October 13, 2017

About the flag... and mommy... and math

Trump is on record as saying:

“There’s nobody bigger or better at the military than I am.” “I know more about offense and defense than they will ever understand, believe me. Believe me. Than they will ever understand. Than they will ever understand.” (bullsh*t)

“I know more about ISIS [the Islamic State] than the generals do. Believe me.” (bullsh*t)

And, perhaps most disconcerting for South Korea: “There is nobody who understands the horror of nuclear more than me.” (bullsh*t)

Somehow I knew the "King of K-Mart" was a bowler. And, he spent 5 years in "high school." ([Sept. 59- June 60], [Sept. 60- June 61], [Sept. 61-June 62], [Sept. 62- June 63], [Sept. 63- June 64]) Trump received less than remarkable promotions his first four years. During that time, he rose only to the rank of supply sergeant while many fellow juniors were lieutenants.

One month into Trump’s fifth year (in the fall of 1963) Trump was 'removed from cammand.'
He was removed from the coveted post atop A Company and transferred to a (clerical) school staff job — with no command responsibilities whatsoever. He was moved out of the barracks and into the administration building. He was not popular.
Explanations vary as to what actually happened.

Yet Trump appeared confused about a longstanding military tradition on Wednesday night, despite his 5 years of supposed 'military' training.

While speaking with Fox News' Sean Hannity at an Air National Guard hangar in Middletown, Pennsylvania, Trump paused as loudspeakers began playing the tune, "Retreat," in the distance. This announces the lowering of the Stars and Stripes (retiring of the colors).

It's part of a firmly rooted tradition that predates the American Revolutionary War; the US military tune signals the end of the official duty day on military installations.

Trump's Vietnam experience is beyond question. (it is?)

His fight for equality in housing is well-known. (it is?)

His patriotism is beyond doubt. (it is?)

“Putin has no respect for our president whatsoever. He’s got a tremendous popularity in Russia, they love what he’s doing, they love what he represents,” Trump said. “I was over in Moscow two years ago and I will tell you – you can get along with those people and get along with them well. You can make deals with those people. Obama can’t.”

And his knowledge of the flag surpasses that of any academic. (it does?)

Trump REALLY knows what it's like to be middle class...

Dad only left him tens of millions. Donald's grandfather, Fred Trump, born Friedrich Drumpf, in Kallstadt, Germany, in 1869, had an estate worth $500,000 in today’s dollars when he died in Queens on May 30, 1918, at age 49.

His mom, Elizabeth, left him hundreds of millions.

Trump's father, Frederick Christ "Fred" Trump, made a sizable fortune by building and selling housing for American soldiers and their families in World War II. It was at his father's real estate company that Trump got his start in business. In 1971, he took control of his father's apartment rental company, Elizabeth Trump & Son Co., and later on, he renamed it The Trump Organization. Trump stuck mostly with real estate investments during this period, particularly condo associations, huge apartment buildings and Federal Housing Administration (FHA)-backed housing, all in the New York metropolitan area.

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