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Question for the Pro-Trumpers -

If it was Presidents Obama, Bush or even Hillary do you think that THEY would've responded as Pres. Trump did?

IDK...none of them ever had to deal with Lavar.  He's a unique beast.  I would have settled with China by letting them imprison Lavar for life, at our cost (joking).

Still doesn't excuse Trump's behavior.  A President should be above that type of interaction.

lol you don't mean this.

CelticsBlog would miss Lavar Ball...I seriously believe that.

Between the "Smart can't shoot" threads and the like we wouldn't have ANY conversation pieces with Lavar gone.

Lavar is like the Kardashian's, they are people who satiate our penchant for gossip and drama.  But those aren't exactly redeeming traits of our society.

Lavar is a blight on our society, I'd be happy if he just disappeared.  Not saying I want harm to come to him, but he really needs to go away.

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Question for the Pro-Trumpers -

If it was Presidents Obama, Bush or even Hillary do you think that THEY would've responded as Pres. Trump did?

IDK...none of them ever had to deal with Lavar.  He's a unique beast.  I would have settled with China by letting them imprison Lavar for life, at our cost (joking).

Still doesn't excuse Trump's behavior.  A President should be above that type of interaction.

lol you don't mean this.

CelticsBlog would miss Lavar Ball...I seriously believe that.

Between the "Smart can't shoot" threads and the like we wouldn't have ANY conversation pieces with Lavar gone.

Lavar is like the Kardashian's, they are people who satiate our penchant for gossip and drama.  But those aren't exactly redeeming traits of our society.

Lavar is a blight on our society, I'd be happy if he just disappeared.  Not saying I want harm to come to him, but he really needs to go away.
exactly. Any attention is good attention to lavar, whether it’s positive or negative.

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Didn't Trump tweet demanding the players should be thanking him before they even had a chance to get to the media and do so. Now he isdemanding the same thing from Lavar.

Trump is such a narcissistic, ego maniac that he constantly needs his ego stroked. Quite embarassing trait for a President. Some other country is definitely going to get the best of him to this country's detriment because of his narcissism.

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Still doesn't excuse Trump's behavior.  A President should be above that type of interaction.

Why? Because we expect presidents to be "diplomatic" phonies? I find Trump's lack of decorum refreshing.

No, because it's called acting like an adult.

A better way to handle Lavar here would have been to extend him an invitation to have a discussion.  Let the people see the difference between a shameless man and a man with integrity.  Let others point it out for you.

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Question for the Pro-Trumpers -

If it was Presidents Obama, Bush or even Hillary do you think that THEY would've responded as Pres. Trump did?

IDK...none of them ever had to deal with Lavar.  He's a unique beast.  I would have settled with China by letting them imprison Lavar for life, at our cost (joking).

Still doesn't excuse Trump's behavior.  A President should be above that type of interaction.

lol you don't mean this.

CelticsBlog would miss Lavar Ball...I seriously believe that.

Between the "Smart can't shoot" threads and the like we wouldn't have ANY conversation pieces with Lavar gone.

Lavar is like the Kardashian's, they are people who satiate our penchant for gossip and drama.  But those aren't exactly redeeming traits of our society.

Lavar is a blight on our society, I'd be happy if he just disappeared.  Not saying I want harm to come to him, but he really needs to go away.

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One thing I have been trying to do is separate Lavar from his sons - it's been difficult with all of the attention Lonzo has gotten on the hated Lakers, but it's not really fair to judge people on their parents.

In this case, the three boys thanked Trump for intervening - that should have been enough. Why Trump had to turn this into a battle with Lavar is beyond me. Trump is embarrassing; not because he is outspoken, but because he is so immature.

And anybody who is still making the argument that Trump saved these boys from 10 years of jail is just not thinking through how the judicial system works. I am not saying they wouldn't have been in trouble or even were forced to serve a short sentence (that still seems ridiculous), but that 10 year # is a maximum sentence. We have many ludicrous maximum sentences in our country that are almost always greatly reduced. With this being such a high profile case, it would have been very surprising if China really pushed this one through.
« Last Edit: November 19, 2017, 09:51:06 PM by jambr380 »

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Still doesn't excuse Trump's behavior.  A President should be above that type of interaction.

Why? Because we expect presidents to be "diplomatic" phonies? I find Trump's lack of decorum refreshing.

I don't mind his lack of formality. I get the appeal, but his pettiness is unsettling for a 71 year old. President or not.

That's the kinda thing I used say in middle school when I gave someone a pencil for a test, but they didn't give me the answer to question #4: "Man I should've NEVER given you a pencil!".

Lol like get outta here bruh.

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Still doesn't excuse Trump's behavior.  A President should be above that type of interaction.

Why? Because we expect presidents to be "diplomatic" phonies? I find Trump's lack of decorum refreshing.

I don't mind his lack of formality. I get the appeal, but his pettiness is unsettling for a 71 year old. President or not.

That's the kinda thing I used say in middle school when I gave someone a pencil for a test, but they didn't give me the answer to question #4: "Man I should've NEVER given you a pencil!".

Lol like get outta here bruh.
except he helped out someone's kid from not being locked in a communist country prison for a decade. This is a little different than a pencil in school

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Lavar wins again

he baits Trump now....gives his brand/family even more exposure


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I think Lavar could take President Trump...

Put him in a suplex.

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Still doesn't excuse Trump's behavior.  A President should be above that type of interaction.

Why? Because we expect presidents to be "diplomatic" phonies? I find Trump's lack of decorum refreshing.

I don't mind his lack of formality. I get the appeal, but his pettiness is unsettling for a 71 year old. President or not.

That's the kinda thing I used say in middle school when I gave someone a pencil for a test, but they didn't give me the answer to question #4: "Man I should've NEVER given you a pencil!".

Lol like get outta here bruh.
except he helped out someone's kid from not being locked in a communist country prison for a decade. This is a little different than a pencil in school

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Still doesn't excuse Trump's behavior.  A President should be above that type of interaction.

Why? Because we expect presidents to be "diplomatic" phonies? I find Trump's lack of decorum refreshing.

I don't.  I find it embarrassing in this case, dangerous in others.  Maturity and diplomacy in a complicated world where leaders have big egos, place less value on human life, and have weapons of mass destruction.  I'm not really comforted by a leader who is mindlessly irreverent and psychologically fragile.   But... we just see him differently.

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I think Lavar could take President Trump...

Put him in a suplex.

I don't know

https://giphy.com/gifs/reactionseditor-trump-wrestling-3ohryCNP6uXSqXAoGA

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Question for the Pro-Trumpers -

If it was Presidents Obama, Bush or even Hillary do you think that THEY would've responded as Pres. Trump did?

IDK...none of them ever had to deal with Lavar.  He's a unique beast.  I would have settled with China by letting them imprison Lavar for life, at our cost (joking).

Still doesn't excuse Trump's behavior.  A President should be above that type of interaction.

lol you don't mean this.

CelticsBlog would miss Lavar Ball...I seriously believe that.

Between the "Smart can't shoot" threads and the like we wouldn't have ANY conversation pieces with Lavar gone.

Lavar is like the Kardashian's, they are people who satiate our penchant for gossip and drama.  But those aren't exactly redeeming traits of our society.

Lavar is a blight on our society, I'd be happy if he just disappeared.  Not saying I want harm to come to him, but he really needs to go away.
exactly. Any attention is good attention to lavar, whether it’s positive or negative.
You could substitute "Trump" for "Lavar" in the two quotes highlighted above and, in my opinion, those would be true as well.
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I think Lavar could take President Trump...

Put him in a suplex.

I don't know

https://giphy.com/gifs/reactionseditor-trump-wrestling-3ohryCNP6uXSqXAoGA

JK

That was HILARIOUS, Sir...as was the one where he was giffed golfing and it hit Hillary..

President Trump is a charismatic man. I "want" to like him but I can't TRUST him, based off of some things he's said.

I want to believe that his heart is in the right place but I don't. Maybe he will prove me wrong one day but I doubt it.
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