To be aghast if Trump loses?

(231 Posts)
PlanIsNoPlan Sat 05-Nov-16 19:07:48

Is there actually an Asylum big enough to take him and his ego? What will he do? How will he recover from his defeat? I'm also worried about Hill's voice - she'll have to do her acceptance speech just smiling knowingly.

PlanIsNoPlan Sat 05-Nov-16 19:16:52

The humour is prob lost but a May-Clinton-Merkel set-up is just what the world needs to kick its misogynist ass. Or a great Rugby first-row.

Cherrysoup Sat 05-Nov-16 19:22:52

I'm just horrified at the idea of him winning: he has somehow garnered a lot of support, tho unfortunately, some of his supporters seem completely batshit.

Kittykatmacbill Sat 05-Nov-16 19:27:04

the thought of him winning is so terrifying - I will be crying with relief if Hilary wins. (Please let that be when not if)

Seekingadvice123 Sat 05-Nov-16 19:27:13

I struggle to understand how a country the size of the US has so many utterly stupid imbeciles walking the streets.

BusStopBetty Sat 05-Nov-16 19:35:16

It's the lead from all those bullets they have knocking about. Fair rotted their brains.

VintagePerfumista Sat 05-Nov-16 19:39:41

I was discussing this with my teens. Even they (provincial Italians) are gobsmacked that he's even got this far. Then one of them pointed out that the US has New York on one end, and California on the other, and a whole lot of characters-as-described-in-horror by Bill Bryson in the middle. And there's a lot of middle.

Interesting times.

In a what in the name of fuck is happening kind of way.

midsomermurderess Sat 05-Nov-16 19:40:24

I am in a state of mild panic about this. The EU referendum has rather robbed me of hope and optimism. I just can't tell myself it is going to be ok.

jackny Sat 05-Nov-16 19:40:35

The whole campaign has left in me in despair. The electorate has the choice of a 'madman' or a 'liar.' You would have thought with just over 320 million people they could have done better with the candidates. Clinton is marginally the better prospect.

Chippednailvarnishing Sat 05-Nov-16 19:41:27

How will he recover from his defeat?

He won't all he will do is continually claim that the election is rigged. Forever.

Piscivorus Sat 05-Nov-16 19:42:28

Unfortunately Seeking, that kind of sweeping, insulting statement is wrong. His supporters do have some imbeciles among them but there are others who are intelligent, thoughtful and genuinely think Clinton is worse. The Americans have had years of hearing stuff about the Clintons that we haven't so some see her as the worst option.
We have quite a few American friends; some are voting Clinton happily, some grudgingly, some are voting Trump to keep Clinton out and hating themselves while doing it and two have taken the option of writing in their own candidate which you can do in some states

This is an article by John Pilger about Hillary that scares me to death

Pluto30 Sat 05-Nov-16 19:42:36

I'm with Julian Assange on this one.

allegretto Sat 05-Nov-16 19:43:09

I don't get this "marginally " - Clinton is in a completely different league to Trump whether you like her or not.

Olympiathequeen Sat 05-Nov-16 19:43:24

I can't get my head around the outright lies he tells that no one calls him on and the viciousness of his attacks on his opponent and the 'establishment'. To say the voting system is rigged is breathtaking.

JellyBelli Sat 05-Nov-16 19:43:41

I feel as if a lunatic has taken over the backroom controls and is playing with the buttons to see what they do.

Mummyoflittledragon Sat 05-Nov-16 19:45:18

Seeking

I feel like that after the referendum due to the most googled phrase being "what is the EU" just after the result was announced.

Onnapostit Sat 05-Nov-16 19:45:35

I'm not much of a conspiracy theorist but I could envisage the CIA engineering an assassination of Trump if he got elected. Obviously blamed on some convenient scapegoat of the moment.

Pluto30 Sat 05-Nov-16 19:45:48

Olympia It is though. Wikileaks leaked evidence that the primary was rigged in Clinton's favour (against Bernie Sanders).

pipsqueak25 Sat 05-Nov-16 19:45:56

clarkson was right - he was obviously referring to trumps supporters. bring it on hills we need more strong women, merks, may and clinty the holy trinity in my book, let 'em kick some ass.
rooting for you hillary !!

abbsismyhero Sat 05-Nov-16 19:46:00

its no longer about who is the best candidate with good policies etc it's become a choice for who will do the least damage to the country

SmallBee Sat 05-Nov-16 19:48:48

The general consensus amongst our friends is that if Trump somehow gets elected we will be absolutely astounded if he isn't ' assassinated ' but by the cia or something. Although maybe that's just because we are really struggling with the idea anyone could let it happen.

YokoUhOh Sat 05-Nov-16 19:49:36

I'm very worried about the rise of
populism, demagogues and the far right, on both sides of the Atlantic (and the usual craziness in e.g. Russia).

If we add Daily Mail headlines into the mix, we've got a 1930s-style nightmare appearing before our very eyes.

FerretFred Sat 05-Nov-16 19:49:51

Lots of people asked what the hell the Brexit vote had to do with Barack Obama when he chimed in on it. I actually think his intervention prompted quite a few to vote leave.

So quite what right we have to be calling the Americans stupid if they vote Trump I don't know. All we hear here is snippets. The only people qualified to make that choice are the US electorate.

VintagePerfumista Sat 05-Nov-16 19:50:14

Gosh, I used to respect Pilger.

So he'd rather have Trump with his finger on the button (a button that is never going to go away, you can't unlearn stuff, and while North Korea are nuking up, the US is hardly going to not, is it?) than Clinton? hmm

VintagePerfumista Sat 05-Nov-16 19:53:48

Anyone who can't see the connection between the rise in hatred and bigotry on a developed-world scale, and the advent of things like a Brexit win (when the campaign was fought on one spurious argument alone-immigration) and a situation where a tax dodging abuser like DT even gets anywhere near a political leadership contest is as, er, daft as the people who will no doubt have to move their fingers along the lines in the ballot booth on Tuesday.

And that is a lot more scary than Clinton having the red button by her bed.

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