Donald Trump winning the November general election in the US would be a dangerous disaster for the US, Ukraine, and the West, essentially installing an instrument of the Kremlin in power in Washington, much like in the classic “The Manchurian Candidate” novel and subsequent films.

If Trump wins, he will enter the White House on Jan. 20, 2025, as a much more dangerous president than he was in 2017. He will be bitter and seek to take his revenge on the so-called deep state that he claims stole the election from him in 2020. Trump will also go after European leaders who he feels slighted him or looked down on him throughout his first term. Ukraine, which was a subject his first impeachment’s quid pro quo attempts, will suffer, as well. In fact, it already has – an aid package has been held up for more than three months thanks to a handful of Trump’s most rabid supporters in the House. They are even threatening to remove the Speaker if he dares to even put it up for a vote.

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The US, Europe, and Ukraine: this is the same list of enemies compiled by Trump’s long-time partner Vladimir Putin. These nations are also the recipients of his seething hatred. And so there they stand, gleefully winking at each other across the sea. They need no covert intermediaries or secret agreements. They know perfectly well what particular actions their tandem duo would take in the third decade of the 21st century.

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And in the first 12 days he will meet and even surpass Putin’s December 2021 ultimatum to NATO (which Putin himself no longer dares mention after his defeat at Hostomel in February 2022): “Pack up your sh** and hightail it back to the Baty-Dzhugashvili line.” [The line of maximum expansion of to the West, in 1245 under the Mongol commander Baty and in 1945 under Stalin– ed.]

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Starting on the morning of Jan. 25, 2025, a series of at first seemingly insignificant events will take place in several Central European nations. Then things will become more and more alarming. In Riga we will start to see aggressive marches of the dashing “veterans of the Great Fatherland War.” In Narva, little green men will begin coming out of the woodwork, desecrating symbols of the Estonian state. A pro-Russia demonstrator in Tallinn will be killed in a confrontation with police. 

Moscow will then issue stern warnings to half a dozen NATO members, accusing them of Russophobia and of allowing a resurgence of Nazism on their soil. Meanwhile, Dmitriy Medvedev, the Chairman of the Security Council, will propose that Russia immediately launch limited nuclear strikes.

All eyes will naturally turn to Washington and Brussels.  Trump will pause theatrically and offer no comment on the events. NATO headquarters, inundated with appeals from member states to invoke Article 4 and 5 of the NATO charter will be unable to stake out a position because one of the leading members of the alliance, the US, will not take part in discussions.

On the evening of Jan. 25, Hungary, Slovakia, and Bulgaria will announce that they are withdrawing from NATO. And then on the 26th of January, US President Donald Trump will appear on television screens throughout the world to inform us that he is heading to Moscow on the invitation of his friend Vladimir. There they will cut a terrific deal to ensure peace and security in Europe for decades to come. “You’re going to love it,” he’ll tell the nations that have pressed NATO to enforce the security guarantees promised to them.

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Putin will meet Trump in person at the airport and depart for the Kremlin in the same limousine, not wasting a moment in hammering out the details of this historic deal.

After a productive night hard at work with Putin, Trump will return to Washington. He will descend the stairs of Air Force One to greet his well-wishers, one hand raised triumphantly and clutching several sheets of paper.

He will reveal the contents of these documents several hours later in an address to the nation:

“My fellow Americans, I and my friend and crucial geopolitical partner Vladimir have come to the conclusion that an organization such as NATO, founded in the middle of the last century, is no longer up to the task of maintaining security and stability in Europe. Its foolish mechanical expansion has already led to one major war on the continent. The organization is inherently resistant to reform. And so, we have decided we need other entities to provide security guarantees in Europe, namely our two Great Powers – the United States and Russian Federation. Our first step will be to put an immediate end to the war in Ukraine. I have already issued an order to cease all arms shipments to the country. I will introduce a bill to Congress which officially recognizes the territorial integrity of both Russia and Ukraine with border between them as it stipulated in the constitution of the Russian Federation. For his part, Vladimir is ready to recognize any government in Ukraine which 1) returns all Russian territory it is currently occupying and 2) is prepared to sign a Friendship and Good-Neighborliness Treaty with the Russian Federation, that will guarantee the rights of Russian speakers on Ukrainian territory.

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Vladimir intends to propose similar binding treaties to the governments of Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia.  If they give their consent, he will limit himself to a minimal number of territorial demands, that is to say those that are absolutely essential in ensuring Russia’s security:  returning the Narva area to Russia and turning over the Suwałki Gap to the Union State of Russia and Belarus, thus connecting it with the Russian territory of Kaliningrad…”

Such is a real scenario under which the West might lose a world war foisted upon it by the forces of absolute evil, despite its vastly superior military capabilities. The only thing that prevented the Ukrainian armed forces from achieving victory back in the fall of 2022 was a lack of political will on the part of the Americans.

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After a protracted delay, the Ukrainians have finally received by now what I would call a rather limited array of Western weaponry. But if they had had these weapons at their disposal during the attacks on Kherson and Kharkiv, Russian forces would have been soundly defeated.

There are two ways now to avoid the catastrophic scenario I have outlined above. The first and more radical path is to achieve total victory over Putin’s Russia well before Jan. 20, 2025.

For this to work, the West must immediately deliver to Ukraine (among other things) two hundred F-16s and the same number of ATACMS with a range of 200 miles. That way there will be no need for trench warfare or front-line breaches. Ukraine will simply annihilate the adversary’s Crimea armed group distantly, which will inflict not only a huge military defeat, but a psychological and political catastrophe on the Putin regime.

The second method does not run counter to the first; on the contrary, it serves as its logical complement.  It entails providing the American society with the opportunity to choose the most desired (sought-after) Presidential candidate. Of the three remaining candidates in the race, this person, in my opinion, is most certainly Nikki Haley. Most polling data currently shows both Trump and Haley defeating Biden in a general election, but Haley wins by a larger margin.

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Still not convinced? Then let’s conduct a little experiment, one that our narrow-minded American pollsters have yet to bother with. Let’s poll the widest selection of the American public and ask them one simple question: “Who would get your vote for President of the United States – Nikki Haley or Donald Trump?”

My working hypothesis goes like this: Nikki Haley would consistently come out on top of any such poll and is, therefore, the most popular and most just choice for President among the American electorate.

Then how is it that she might lose the Republican primary to Trump? For one simple reason—primary voters are not reflective of the United States or even of the Republican party as a whole. They represent the most partisan activists within the Republican party. The most qualified and desired nationally candidate is often unable to make it through an internal party filtration system – a major flaw of the traditional American electoral system. But in this particular case, let’s try to rectify that injustice.

The very act of conducting the experiment I proposed will bring many Americans to their senses and may have a positive impact on Nikki Haley’s chances to win the Republican nomination. 

I hope also that a Reagan wing of the Republican party, McConnell, Graham, McCall, Roger, Turner (maybe after reading this piece)’ will wake up at last to their historic mission: prevent the Manchurian candidate clinching the 2024 Republican nomination.

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Joseph Swanson
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trump is NO friend to Ukraine.  trump will backstab Ukraine.  trump is working on his "24 hrs. plan" through backdoor deals with russia.  trump's idol reagan did the same...backdoor deal with Iran.  In this case, the better deal will be russia will be allowed to keep ALL current occupied Ukrainian land and Ukraine government will be forced to accept it under trump presidency.
October 2007: trump said putin’s doing a great job
December 2011: trump praised putin’s “intelligence” and “no-nonsense way” in his book “Time to Get Tough.”
June 2013: trump wonders if putin will be his “new best friend”
October 2013: trump says putin is outsmarting the US
October 2013: trump says putin is outsmarting the US
Oct. 11, 2015: trump says they had good ratings together
Nov. 10, 2015: trump reiterates that he and putin “were stablemates”
Dec. 17, 2015: trump returns putin’s praise
Dec. 18, 2015: trump defends against allegations putin has ordered the killings of journalists
Feb. 17, : trump says he’d be “crazy” to disavow putin’s praise
April 28: trump says maybe they’ll get along
July 29 2023: trump calls for conditioning Ukraine aid on congressional Biden probes.  Ironically enough, trump was impeached already for having blackmailed Ukraine the first time by holding aid.

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https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2017/03/politics/trump-putin-russia-timeline/

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If anything, it is clearly Biden that has betrayed the US; He refuses to protect our borders. To call Trump a Manchurian Candidate is simply wrong. I support Ukraine, but understandably, you don't like trump due to your perception of how he will respond to Ukraine, if President. Trump's point is the current war would never have started, if he had been in office. The World, under the Biden administration, has fallen into chaos, due to his weakness. It is Biden that was bought by China, and he continues on a path to compromise the US. Ukraine will survive and prosper; I would like the US to survive as well.

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John
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Troll Jack Griffin (whose post is now deleted): Trump also placed tariffs ranging from 30-50% on allied solar panels, steel, aluminum, lumber and an array of other consumer products insultingly calling these supply nations National Security Threats. However since most the allies ran trade deficits with the USA (they import more from the USA than they export to it), their resulting retaliatory tariffs actually hurt the USA more. 

As per a wikipedia article on this topic "

A May 2019 analysis conducted by CNBC found Trump's tariffs are equivalent to one of the largest tax increases in the U.S. in decades. Studies have found that Trump's tariffs reduced real income in the United States, as well as adversely affecting U.S. GDP. Some studies also concluded that the tariffs adversely affected Republican candidates in elections". 



The US State Governors across both political parties finally convinced rump to remove most the Canadian resource tariffs as they were economically hurting their states so worse. Their industrial base traditionally buys raw Canadian resources at a discount and then do lucrative value added processing. However their product margins dropped unsustainably low when the rump tariffs mushroomed their raw material costs. 



Yeah that rump you keep pushing...he's a real "genius" (sarcasm intended).

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John
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Perhaps russian trolls could explain something.



Its' quite baffling to us Ukraine aid and USA harmony supporters, that putin's trolls continue to 'pump the rump'. 



You must know that the harder the minions of democracy's 'arch enemy', thrust toward that candidate that the more educated folks will seek protection.

So why does putin continue to direct his staff towards rump, when that imagery alone makes him more undesirable. 

Why would putin ever enter a candidate in the US presidency who states the USA's well established democracy is inferior to Russias autocracy? Russian is ranked 113 country slots lower than the USA on the International corruption rankings?

Why pick a candidate that stately aspires so low on the corruption scale. Why chose the biggest narcissistic, chronically lying, venomous dissension sowing, poor decision making, insurrectionist leader in US history a second time after he lost the last time?

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John
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@Will USA, Former national security adviser John Bolton said President Biden has “pretty well nailed” when describing his former boss trump



Bolton’s comments come after Politico reported Thursday that Biden, in private, describes Trump as a “sick f‑‑‑”, The report also added that Biden recently said, “What a f‑‑‑ing a‑‑hole the guy is,” when talking about the current GOP front-runner. "Well, I think in personality terms, I think the President Biden has it pretty well nailed,” Bolton said while on Friday’s edition of “CNN News Central.”

“It’s not the personality that’s the problem. He doesn’t understand the job, particularly in the national security space,” Bolton said on CNN. “He didn’t learn much in the first four years. He certainly hasn’t learned anything since then.” “In a second Trump term, we’d almost certainly withdraw from NATO,” Bolton said.



Donald's Rump = absolute disaster for the USA, NATO and all allied democracies......thats why the trolls are so strongly pushing rump and the MRGA cult members on these forums. Spread the word. Don't let any MAGA contacts drink rump Kool-aid and drive anything ...including election rigging.

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EABODs
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Who was the President when 300 Russians were killed in Syria for attacking US troops? Same guy who was being investigated for Russia, Russia, Russia. You ingrates have lost your minds. You deserve Biden and the carnage he wreaks.

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Carrion Heart
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You forgot to add: "....I and my _very good friend (he's a really great guy, super smart),_....."

Ewww. Ewww. Ewww.....

There are all sorts of thought experiments to shake up the voters into using their brains, but the pro-Trump, republican, MAGA, or QANON believers don't care about real things, just their imaginary theories.

One I thought of was what would Americans think if Mexico took back their land, and any American land that has Spanish speakers would be ceded to Mexico? It is the exact same thing.

Your depictions of events after a Trump election are so very real. I knew that the big events would happen, but I lacked the knowledge to know what the smaller supporting steps to the large catastrophic events would be.

I hate how strong Russia is with their propaganda game. In the US, the citizen vote doesn't elect the president, the party does. Similarly, it feels like it won't matter if Ukraine wins the land & border war. Putin can announce to world leaders and the media that Russia has won, and their propaganda machine could make people believe.

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@Carrion Heart,

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John
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Its' quite baffling to us Ukraine aid and USA harmony supporters, that putin's trolls below continue to 'pump the rump'. 





They should know that the harder the minions of democracy's 'arch enemy', thrust toward that candidate that the more educated folks will recommend protection.

So why does putin continue to direct his staff towards rump, when that imagery alone makes him more undesirable. 

Why would putin ever enter a candidate in the US presidency who states the USA's well established democracy is inferior to Russias autocracy? Russian is ranked 113 country slots lower than the USA on the International corruption rankings? Why pick a candidate that stately aspires so low on the corruption scale.

Why inflate up the biggest narcissistic, chronically lying, venomous dissension sowing, poor decision making, insurrection leader in US history a second time ?

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Will USA
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Where did this author Andrei get his Info!!! Trump hasn't any plans to go to Moscow, Period. Trump said He will negotiate a Deal to stop the Carnage on both sides. He's also stated if he was POTUS this War would never have happened.

As an American it was Biden who told Zelensky to forget Peace. it was Biden who gave Puitn the Green light to attack. It was Biden who shut off 20% of the world's Energry more than doubling the price of Oil thereby giving Putin Money to expedite this War on Ukraine. It was Putin that gave Obiden $3 million USD, it was Putin who gave Hillary Clinton $145 million USD, It was Putin who gave Obama $60 million USD.

Oh I might add it was Obama who Green lighted/allowed Putin to take Crimera. When it happened Obama only gave Ukraine Wool Blankets, No Arms at all.

To put the Iceing on the cake These Dirty NAZI Dems sold Urainium One to Putin so he can make more Nukes.

These U.S. NAZI Dems are know for Starting Wars. War is their Trademark and they Never Finish them. One last response, All the Ukrainian KIA and WIA are a Direct result of Obama Appointed Generals Who never saw a day of Combat their whole career. Generals like Feckless incompetent Milley come to mind.

Andrei, Your one of them

Ruzbot Destroyer
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@Will USA, Please close your mouth, as you are making the chat room smell like Putin's dick.

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John
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@Will USA, Former national security adviser John Bolton said President Biden has “pretty well nailed” when describing his former boss trump..

Bolton’s comments come after Politico reported Thursday that Biden, in private, describes Trump as a “sick f‑‑‑”, The report also added that Biden recently said, “What a f‑‑‑ing a‑‑hole the guy is,” when talking about the current GOP front-runner. "Well, I think in personality terms, I think the President Biden has it pretty well nailed,” Bolton said while on Friday’s edition of “CNN News Central.”

“It’s not the personality that’s the problem. He doesn’t understand the job, particularly in the national security space,” Bolton said on CNN. “He didn’t learn much in the first four years. He certainly hasn’t learned anything since then.” “In a second Trump term, we’d almost certainly withdraw from NATO,” Bolton said.

Donald's Rump = absolute disaster for the USA, NATO and all allied democracies......thats why the trolls are so strongly pushing rump and the MRGA cult members on these forums. Spread the word. Don't let any MAGA contacts drink rump Kool-aid and drive anything ...including election rigging.

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John
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Folks I have noticed that Kyivpost is purging of comments linked to known russian trolls names. Thats a good thing.

The bad thing, is that if your response to those trolls includes that automatically inserted @trollname, your Ukraine supportive comments may also get caught up in that purge. Henceforth, I'm removing their official @troll names from my comments.

I also now cut and paste everything unique that I research / write into an offline document and with the Kyvipost article URL inserted at the top of that response. It lets me quickly navigate back to that article and paste my original response should it be accidentally purged by Kyivpost.

Happy troll hunting Ukraine supporters!

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John
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troll Jack Griffen, I cannot locate any credible articles citing the accusations you make against the current American president Joe Biden.

Can you provide some.

I'm asking for your own sake 'jack' the troll so you don't look like you are just spewing a bunch of false nonsense at the bequest of fiction writer putin.



Give us some credible sources. You don't want to look silly like a little boy having a tantrum do you troll ‘jack'?

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John
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troll Jack Griffen, Trump also placed tariffs ranging from 30-50% on allied solar panels, steel, aluminum, lumber and an array of other consumer products insultingly calling these supply nations National Security Threats. However since most the allies ran trade deficits with the USA (they import more from the USA than they export to it), their resulting retaliatory tariffs actually hurt the USA more. 



As per a wikipedia article on this topic "A May 2019 analysis conducted by CNBC found Trump's tariffs are equivalent to one of the largest tax increases in the U.S. in decades. Studies have found that Trump's tariffs reduced real income in the United States, as well as adversely affecting U.S. GDP. Some studies also concluded that the tariffs adversely affected Republican candidates in elections". 



The US State Governors across both political parties finally convinced rump to remove most the Canadian resource tariffs as they were economically hurting their states so worse. Their industrial base traditionally buys raw Canadian resources at a discount and then do lucrative value added processing. However their product margins dropped unsustainably low when the rump tariffs mushroomed their raw material costs. 



Yeah that rump you keep pushing...he's a real "genius" (sarcasm intended).

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John
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Troll jack Griffen, Thanks as always for sharing your wisdom and colourful vocabulary. I do sense your considerable stress. I worry for you as you seem to be wanting to make the transition from supporting the dark MRGA / MAGA forces towards supporting the Ukrainians in their righteous fight for survival.



You know there are many excellent online resources (at least outside russia anyways) for lowering ones' stress level. A good start is to have healthy thoughts and invest your spare time in causes which are benevolent. 



Maybe a monetary donation to Ukraine would make you feel good inside? It works for me.



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John
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@Jack Griffin, Thanks as always for sharing your wisdom and colourful vocabulary. I do sense your considerable stress. I worry for you as you seem to be wanting to make the transition from supporting the dark MRGA / MAGA forces towards supporting the Ukrainians in their righteous fight for survival.



You know there are many excellent online resources (at least outside russia anyways) for lowering ones' stress level.

A good start is to have healthy thoughts and invest your spare time in causes which are benevolent. 



Maybe a monetary donation to Ukraine would make you feel good inside? It works for me.

Take care.

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John
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@Maddy, Hi troll "Maddy". Perhaps you could explain something. 

Its' quite baffling to us Ukraine aid and USA harmony supporters, that putin's trolls continue to 'pump the rump'. 



You must know that the harder the minions of democracy's 'arch enemy', thrust toward that candidate that the more educated folks will recommend protection. 

So why does putin continue to direct his staff towards rump, when that imagery alone makes him more undesirable.

Why would putin ever enter a candidate in the US presidency who states the USA's well established democracy is inferior to Russias autocracy? Russian is ranked 113 country slots lower than the USA on the International corruption rankings? Why pick a candidate that stately aspires so low on the corruption scale. Why chose the biggest narcissistic, chronically lying, venomous dissension sowing, poor decision making, insurrectionist leader in US history a second time after he lost the last time? 



Wouldn't putin be better off supporting some other undercover spy spreading falsehoods? 

Thanks for your help.

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David
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I am not going to get into the angry debate expressed in other comments. I commend the author of this article. It is a very realistic and frightening picture he paints, and and if it comes close to the truth, the world is going to change drastically from where we are now.

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John
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@Jack Griffin, I cannot locate any credible articles citing the accusations you make against the current American president Joe Biden. Can you provide some.



I'm asking for your own sake 'jack' the troll so you don't look like you are just spewing a bunch of false nonsense at the bequest of fiction writer putin.



Give us some credible sources. You don't want to look silly like a little boy having a tantrum do you troll 'jack'?

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John
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@Jack Griffin, Trump also placed tariffs ranging from 30-50% on allied solar panels, steel, aluminum, lumber and an array of other consumer products insultingly calling these supply nations National Security Threats. However since most the allies ran trade deficits with the USA (they import more from the USA than they export to it), their resulting retaliatory tariffs actually hurt the USA more. 



As per a wikipedia article on this topic "A May 2019 analysis conducted by CNBC found Trump's tariffs are equivalent to one of the largest tax increases in the U.S. in decades. Studies have found that Trump's tariffs reduced real income in the United States, as well as adversely affecting U.S. GDP. Some studies also concluded that the tariffs adversely affected Republican candidates in elections". 



The US State Governors across both political parties finally convinced rump to remove most the Canadian resource tariffs as they were economically hurting their states so worse. Their industrial base traditionally buys raw Canadian resources at a discount and then do lucrative value added processing. However their product margins dropped unsustainably low when the rump tariffs mushroomed their raw material costs. 



Yeah that rump you keep pushing...he's a real "genius" (sarcasm intended).

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John
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@Jack Griffin, Thanks as always for sharing your wisdom and colourful vocabulary. I do sense your considerable stress. I worry for you as you seem to be wanting to make the transition from supporting the dark MRGA / MAGA forces towards supporting the Ukrainians in their righteous fight for survival.



You know there are many excellent online resources (at least outside russia anyways) for lowering ones' stress level. A good start is to have healthy thoughts and invest your spare time in causes which are benevolent. 



Maybe a monetary donation to Ukraine's drone fundraiser would make you feel good? It works for me.



I hope you get better

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Mark
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We're going to kick Trump and his cult to the curb! I'm a Democrat and believe me we're not about to surrender our democracy for some cheap groceries, this abomination of a political movement namely the MAGA nationalists are desperate and in a panic watching Dear Leader being circled by the sharks lol the news networks and people in general love to watch a trainwreck and Trump and his Traveling Shitshow are big $$$$.

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