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    Trump Speech at Coast Guard Graduation

    “Now I want to take this opportunity to give you some advice. Over the course of your life, you will find that things are not always fair. You will find that things happen to you that you do not deserve, and are not always warranted. But you have to put your head down and fight, fight, fight. Never, ever, ever give up. Things will work out just fine. Look at the way I’ve been treated lately, especially by the media. No politician in history, and I say this with great surety, has been treated worse or more unfairly. You can’t let them get you down.”

    If you take out the yellow and red (or at least the red) above, I think you have a fairly straightforward graduation message you might hear anywhere else.

    Does he honestly not know or just doesn't care that this will be pounced upon by anyone who wants to easily mock his tin ear (from John McCain on Morning Joe this morning to the Late Night comedians to all of the Twitter memes [Mandela, JFK, Lincoln, Patrice Lumumba, etc.])?

    More importantly, does anyone object to him making the most important day in a lot of those Coast Guard graduates' lives all about him - as usual?

    Politically stupid. Personally objectionable.
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    I can't read the yellow. These old peepers ain't what they used to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpa2825 View Post
    “Now I want to take this opportunity to give you some advice. Over the course of your life, you will find that things are not always fair. You will find that things happen to you that you do not deserve, and are not always warranted. But you have to put your head down and fight, fight, fight. Never, ever, ever give up. Things will work out just fine. Look at the way I’ve been treated lately, especially by the media. No politician in history, and I say this with great surety, has been treated worse or more unfairly. You can’t let them get you down.”

    If you take out the yellow and red (or at least the red) above, I think you have a fairly straightforward graduation message you might hear anywhere else.

    Does he honestly not know or just doesn't care that this will be pounced upon by anyone who wants to easily mock his tin ear (from John McCain on Morning Joe this morning to the Late Night comedians to all of the Twitter memes [Mandela, JFK, Lincoln, Patrice Lumumba, etc.])?

    More importantly, does anyone object to him making the most important day in a lot of those Coast Guard graduates' lives all about him - as usual?

    Politically stupid. Personally objectionable.
    The colored font was an issue if you want to restate anything.

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    1 name... Nelson Mandela

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    “Now I want to take this opportunity to give you some advice. Over the course of your life, you will find that things are not always fair. You will find that things happen to you that you do not deserve, and are not always warranted. But you have to put your head down and fight, fight, fight. Never, ever, ever give up. Things will work out just fine. Look at the way I’ve been treated lately, especially by the media. No politician in history, and I say this with great surety, has been treated worse or more unfairly. You can’t let them get you down.”

    Let's try this. ITALICIZE = yellow & BOLD = red. Carry on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    The colored font was an issue if you want to restate anything.
    What happened to adapt and overcome, tough guy?!

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    It was in the next sentence after the bolded part in post #5.

    And they accuse men of selective hearing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lawildcat View Post
    What happened to adapt and overcome, tough guy?!
    Pops, Pops happened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockmom View Post
    1 name... Nelson Mandela
    Mandela was a criminal.. Trump is not, at least not yet...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpa2825 View Post
    “Now I want to take this opportunity to give you some advice. Over the course of your life, you will find that things are not always fair. You will find that things happen to you that you do not deserve, and are not always warranted. But you have to put your head down and fight, fight, fight. Never, ever, ever give up. Things will work out just fine. Look at the way I’ve been treated lately, especially by the media. No politician in history, and I say this with great surety, has been treated worse or more unfairly. You can’t let them get you down.”

    If you take out the yellow and red (or at least the red) above, I think you have a fairly straightforward graduation message you might hear anywhere else.

    Does he honestly not know or just doesn't care that this will be pounced upon by anyone who wants to easily mock his tin ear (from John McCain on Morning Joe this morning to the Late Night comedians to all of the Twitter memes [Mandela, JFK, Lincoln, Patrice Lumumba, etc.])?

    More importantly, does anyone object to him making the most important day in a lot of those Coast Guard graduates' lives all about him - as usual?

    Politically stupid. Personally objectionable.
    President Trump's speaking style is certainly marked with a lot of hyperbole, and if he left it presented as straight hyperbole I wouldn't gripe about it nearly as much as I do, but it's when he adds in statements like "and I say this with great surety" that he looks much more foolish. He's trying to authenticate his statements of hyperbole as actual truth

    Also, he needs to fact-check that statement:

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    Quote Originally Posted by cammando View Post
    Mandela was a criminal.. Trump is not, at least not yet...
    Wow. Just wow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cammando View Post
    Mandela was a criminal.. Trump is not, at least not yet...
    I have a hard time thinking of someone who was jailed for decades for speaking out against the racist apartheid system in South Africa as a "criminal."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Schue View Post
    I have a hard time thinking of someone who was jailed for decades for speaking out against the racist apartheid system in South Africa as a "criminal."
    He wasn't jailed just for speaking out..

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    Trump is not talking in literal terms like some of you have suggested. You are taking his statement out of context. He is talking about the media and all the politicians. To say anything else is trying to do exactly what the media does about him. Lie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cammando View Post
    He wasn't jailed just for speaking out..
    Yes he was. He was actively overthrowing the Apartheid regime. They jaile him to silence his influence.

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