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NIXON thumbs his nose to Trump in his farewell speech
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: May 17, 2017 02:52PM
Even Nixon is laughing at Trump

[www.historyplace.com]


Time's almost up, Trumpo.
Listen to the experts.

1) "As I pointed out last night, sure, we have done some things wrong in this Administration, and the top man always takes the responsibility, and I have never ducked it."

2) "Mistakes, yes. But for personal gain, never.

3) "And I only wish that I were a wealthy man -- at the present time, I have got to find a way to pay my taxes -- and if I were, I would like to recompense you for the sacrifices that all of you have made to serve in government."

4) " "What will I tell my kids?" They look at government and say, sort of a rugged life, and they see the mistakes that are made. They get the impression that everybody is here for the purpose of feathering his nest."

And as final warning to Trump: "Always give your best, never get discouraged, never be petty; always remember, others may hate you, but those who hate you don't win unless you hate them, and then you destroy yourself."
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Re: NIXON thumbs his nose to Trump in his farewell speech
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: May 17, 2017 03:03PM
Those who fail to pay attention to history are doomed to repeat it.

Trump voters were generally older than Clinton voters, and were at an age where they would have been teens or younger adults during Nixon's downfall. Obviously THEY didn't pay attention either.

[fivethirtyeight.com]
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Re: NIXON thumbs his nose to Trump in his farewell speech
Posted by: pdq
Date: May 17, 2017 03:11PM
"Never be petty", said the man who wrote up an White House "enemies list".
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Re: NIXON thumbs his nose to Trump in his farewell speech
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: May 17, 2017 03:23PM
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pdq
"Never be petty", said the man who wrote up an White House "enemies list".

well, this is Nixon we're talking about...
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Re: NIXON thumbs his nose to Trump in his farewell speech
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: May 17, 2017 03:57PM
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pdq
"Never be petty", said the man who wrote up an White House "enemies list".

Those words were his parting "I've learned my lesson. " too late, of course, but...
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Re: NIXON thumbs his nose to Trump in his farewell speech
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: May 17, 2017 04:11PM
Nixon was a whole different animal than Trump. He was competent, self-aware, had a smidgen of humanity, and had the ability to learn from mistakes. Trump is none of those.
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