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Trump has won!

(31 Posts)
M0nica Wed 09-Nov-16 08:53:44

Well someone has to start this thread. He cannot be worse than George W Bush or more incontinent than Jack Kennedy - can he?

Jane10 Wed 09-Nov-16 09:06:45

Check the thread -A bad day for the world.

Im68Now Wed 09-Nov-16 09:14:32

Don't forget this two timing swine.

Candlefran Wed 09-Nov-16 09:17:23

As a president Clinton wasn't bad. He helped us sort out Northern Ireland.

Charleygirl Wed 09-Nov-16 09:21:35

This is the second thread on this subject.

Im68Now Wed 09-Nov-16 09:42:10

If MOnica wants to start a duplicate thread then she has every right to, theirs a lot to choose from.

ninathenana Wed 09-Nov-16 09:58:26

Nobody is saying there can't be two threads Charley was just stating fact.

DaphneBroon Wed 09-Nov-16 10:02:01

Why do we need yet another thread? Haven't we got enough space for this topic on threads such as "A bad day for the world "?

Oh and pedant alert, Im68now it's *there's" not "theirs "

rosesarered Wed 09-Nov-16 10:15:17

I expect that Monica either started this one first or didn't see the other thread( have done that myself).
We shall have to wait and see how things work out, it is a shock, the polls always seem to be wrong about everything now, hardly worth having them.
There are checks and balances on a President, he cannot act as a dictator.

Jalima Wed 09-Nov-16 10:15:33

I think the title of this thread is non-committal, unlike the other thread - and there were some posters who thought Trump may not be a bad thing .....!

I thought DH was joking when he brought my brew and the news so I laughed.

Not laughing now.

rosesarered Wed 09-Nov-16 10:19:25

My DH stayed up all night, but kept popping in to wake me up with news (!) I may as well as stayed up too as am frazzled now.
DH has just stomped off for a shower and will be in a bad mood all day.

MargaretX Wed 09-Nov-16 10:26:59

When you consider what the world has gained from the US- pornography,brutal film scenes,junk food, GM crops, Barbie wowmen, cosmetic surgery, Creationism, etc then what you have as president now is what America really is, and we might as well get used to it.

Somehow together with Brexit its hard not to worry.

Rigby46 Wed 09-Nov-16 10:50:07

Answer to OP yes he can. I was watching a roundup of the campaign on Monday and I think what truly horrified me again was his mocking of a disabled journalist - a UK politician would not have survived that

Rigby46 Wed 09-Nov-16 11:15:35 - watch and weep

Cherrytree59 Wed 09-Nov-16 11:15:47

There is a bigger problem than Trump wining the presidential election
The republicans have also gained the majority in all the 'Houses'.
So no-one to put the breaks on.
He is the most powerful president since the 1920s.
I fear he will be a One Man Band.
Unlikely to listen to any of his advisers.
The ultimate power trip!

granjura Wed 09-Nov-16 11:25:49

To Moderators- could the two threads be joined (with the 'bad day for the world') - please.

M0nica Wed 09-Nov-16 17:18:47

I had a look and I didn't see any other - hence the title and first sentence in the first post.

I am not sure that it would have occurred to me that a thread labelled 'A bad day for the world' was about the result of the US election rather than fears for the result. In fact i do not necessarily think it is, but will go to that thread to say why

grannypiper Wed 09-Nov-16 18:07:26

DaphneBroon, it was suggested on the other thread by someone who doesnt agree with the OP of this thread that she should take her views and open a new thread

DaphneBroon Wed 09-Nov-16 19:17:03

I am not sure what this relates to grannypiper? confused
Could you give me the times of the posts you mean to help me find them please?

DaphneBroon Wed 09-Nov-16 20:01:03

Nope, still confused grannypiper is it something I said?

grannypiper Wed 09-Nov-16 20:47:18

Daphne,do you think everyone sits on their computer every waking moment ? some of us have things do.Go back and read the thread and please stopshouting calm down or you will do yourself a mischief

Jalima Wed 09-Nov-16 20:53:12


I didn't hear any shouting grannypiper, only a polite request

DaphneBroon Wed 09-Nov-16 21:02:44

Not aware I was shouting at anybody grannypiper , just a polite request for clarification.
Or did you get it wrong?
Surprisingly, I do not have the time to trawl through both threads to find out what the heck you were talking about .
I repeat confused

janeainsworth Wed 09-Nov-16 21:04:05

MargaretX I think you are being unfair to list only the bad things that have come out of America, if indeed they did originate there. I am sure that pornography, for example, predates the Declaration of Independence by centuries, if not millennia.

The United States has given the world some of its greatest statesmen, and ideals of liberty and freedom.They may not be obvious at this moment but I hope that in time America will rediscover the true foundations of its society.

“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”
Franklin D. Roosevelt

DaphneBroon Wed 09-Nov-16 21:33:07

Still not shouting <sighing > shock (yawn emoticon)
Why address that post to me anyway?