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The most unreported thread ever. Trump thread 9

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amispartacus Tue 07-Feb-17 22:23:39

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/am_i_being_unreasonable/2847535-Week-3-What-will-this-week-bring-Trump-thread

There are loads of other threads. But MN aren't highlighting them. Why not? I demand to know.

grin

DumbledoresApprentice Tue 07-Feb-17 22:25:07

They have their reasons, you know what they are. grin

woman12345 Tue 07-Feb-17 22:27:19

flowers
www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJ25-U3jNWM

cozietoesie Tue 07-Feb-17 22:27:30

Thanks, ami. smile

illegitimateMortificadospawn Tue 07-Feb-17 22:28:02

The other threads are happening in Canada. In a mosque to boot. Radio silence from the White House....

PlectrumElectrum Tue 07-Feb-17 22:29:26

<tips cap to OP>

Beautiful thread title, the best, nothing fake here grin

TheMysteriousJackelope Tue 07-Feb-17 22:29:39

The best, the greatest, lawsuit has just been unleashed. Melania Trump is suing the Daily Mail for damaging her reputation and effecting her earning ability. She wants 150 million dollars in damages.

It's a fight like Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus, nobody cares about either combatant and everybody will watch for the pure entertainment value.

cozietoesie Tue 07-Feb-17 22:30:09

It's not generally good news to go to court with an appeal on behalf of someone who has referred to a 'so-called judge'. smile

GingerIvy Tue 07-Feb-17 22:31:16

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GingerIvy Tue 07-Feb-17 22:31:27

CNN Politics ‏@CNNPolitics 1m1 minute ago
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A federal appeals court will hear oral arguments in President Trump's travel ban case cnn.it/2kjIOEz

amispartacus Tue 07-Feb-17 22:31:33

She wants 150 million dollars in damages

www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKKHSAE1gIs

TheOtherSock Tue 07-Feb-17 22:32:16

Fake poster

cozietoesie Tue 07-Feb-17 22:32:23

Her earning ability? As FLOTUS?

GingerIvy Tue 07-Feb-17 22:33:39

I have to say, you will likely cringe at the ridiculous statements the DOJ solicitor actually put to the judge in court. Unbelievable!!!

www.msnbc.com/the-last-word/watch/why-trump-lost-judge-slams-alternative-facts-871464003958?cid=sm_tw_lastword

PausingFlatly Tue 07-Feb-17 22:34:29

[Reposting from end of previous thread.]

This article about how the campaign used targeted marketing and social media was posted previously, but is worth repeating (and the link has changed).

It was called "Trump Knows You" but is now titled "The Data That Turned the World Upside Down": motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/big-data-cambridge-analytica-brexit-trump

It's all worth reading, but here's an excerpt relevant to the discussion about getting the vote out, and also about African-American voters.

"In the Miami district of Little Haiti, for instance, Trump's campaign provided inhabitants with news about the failure of the Clinton Foundation following the earthquake in Haiti, in order to keep them from voting for Hillary Clinton. This was one of the goals: to keep potential Clinton voters (which include wavering left-wingers, African-Americans, and young women) away from the ballot box, to "suppress" their vote, as one senior campaign official told Bloomberg in the weeks before the election. These "dark posts"—sponsored news-feed-style ads in Facebook timelines that can only be seen by users with specific profiles—included videos aimed at African-Americans in which Hillary Clinton refers to black men as predators, for example."

Destinysdaughter Tue 07-Feb-17 22:34:45

Is there no limit to the greed of these pp?

DJBaggySmalls Tue 07-Feb-17 22:35:44

TheMysteriousJackelope
Melania Trump is suing the Daily Mail

Its like watching Grant Bovey box with Grant Bovey grin

amispartacus Tue 07-Feb-17 22:38:43

These "dark posts"—sponsored news-feed-style ads in Facebook timelines that can only be seen by users with specific profiles—included videos aimed at African-Americans in which Hillary Clinton refers to black men as predators, for example

www.newstatesman.com/politics/media/2016/03/deafening-dogwhistle-zac-goldsmith-s-london-mayoral-campaign-leaflets

The old fashioned way..

amispartacus Tue 07-Feb-17 22:40:28

From that:

hat can only be described as an ill-informed and arrogant mailshot, Goldsmith’s team targeted the postal addresses of tens of thousands of Londoners of “Indian” origin.

“Zac Goldsmith’s mailshot was personally addressed to each householder and also reached the homes of the 120,000 Sikhs living in London. For some bizarre reason, Goldsmith assumed all the 120,000 Sikhs were middle-class Hindus, running family businesses, concerned about burglaries and possessions whilst welcoming to Modi’s UK visit last year . . .

“To assume the London Sikhs are so easily satisfied to be targeted with the same narratives intended for middle-class Hindu voters still shows a poor understanding of the London ethnic landscape, particularly as Sikhs have contributed to London for over 100 years.”

cozietoesie Tue 07-Feb-17 22:40:31

If I were one of the Daily Mail's lawyers, I would be licking my chops.

PainInTheEar Tue 07-Feb-17 22:43:33

more or less clip about whether democracy is failing in america

PausingFlatly Tue 07-Feb-17 22:44:04

Melania Trump is suing the Daily Mail for damaging her reputation and effecting her earning ability. She wants 150 million dollars in damages.

For loss of the earnings she was hoping to make by trading on her role as FLOTUS?

Oh this is magNIFicent.grin

PausingFlatly Tue 07-Feb-17 22:45:21

I should probably be cynical and ask what the lawsuit is dead-catting.

But.

grin

Just grin.

MrsDustyBusty Tue 07-Feb-17 22:47:21

I find it have something in common with Le Donald (apart from a lustrous mane, obvs).

I am also bathrobe free.

GingerIvy Tue 07-Feb-17 22:48:27

I don't have a bathrobe either. Dcs do. But not me. So sad.

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