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    Default Jon Stewart Admits Why He Was Wrong About Donald Trump

    Jon Stewart admitted the mistake he made when Donald Trump first announced his candidacy for president in 2015.

    Back then, the then-host of “The Daily Show” figured the reality TV personality was a comedic “gift from heaven.”

    But in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter published Wednesday, Stewart said he misjudged, failing to consider that Trump’s “certainty, his ridiculousness, his shamelessness is what made him dangerous.”

    the most dangerous figures are the ones that seem comic and absurd,” Stewart added. “Saddam Hussein seems absurd. Muammar Gaddafi would stand in a kaftan and rant like a madman.”


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    remember when Obama ridiculed the criminal at the WH correspondents dinner?..........just the thought of him being president was theater of the absurd, a bad joke......obviously misunderestimated the stupidity of almost half the electorate

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    Quote Originally Posted by guno View Post
    "the most dangerous figures are the ones that seem comic and absurd,” Stewart added.
    Stewart is right. Hitler and his goose-stepping minions were comic figures to most Brits (maybe not to the French) before the Rhineland was remilitarized in 1936. After that, war was a real possibility.

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    Hello guno,

    Quote Originally Posted by guno View Post
    Jon Stewart admitted the mistake he made when Donald Trump first announced his candidacy for president in 2015.

    Back then, the then-host of “The Daily Show” figured the reality TV personality was a comedic “gift from heaven.”

    But in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter published Wednesday, Stewart said he misjudged, failing to consider that Trump’s “certainty, his ridiculousness, his shamelessness is what made him dangerous.”

    the most dangerous figures are the ones that seem comic and absurd,” Stewart added. “Saddam Hussein seems absurd. Muammar Gaddafi would stand in a kaftan and rant like a madman.”


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    Cool! Jon Stewart is gonna have a new show!

    I get it. I laughed right along with Jon when Trump announced. I made the same mistake. I had no idea the transformation in image that Trump had undergone with his reality TV show. He was generally seen as a bumbling spoiled rich loser buffoon by most people, prior to the TV show (or so I thought.) I would never watch his show. I didn't. But I failed to realize that millions of Americans did watch his show and they thought he was great. Too bad for America. The show was made up nonsense, but so many 'bought in' that he got elected. And all that made up nonsense moved right into the WH. A tragedy for America that lingers on with each lie Trump tells. The Big Lie is just phenomenal. I am amazed at how many believe it. Very sad.
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    Trump, Trump, Trump!

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    Quote Originally Posted by guno View Post
    Muammar Gaddafi would stand in a kaftan and rant like a madman.”


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    what a dummy. Qadaffi kept Libya free from terrorists. Once we killed him - per Qadaffi -
    "the beasts from the east with turbans" (Libyan Islamic Fighting Group and AQ) moved in

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    Quote Originally Posted by anatta View Post
    what a dummy. Qadaffi kept Libya free from terrorists. Once we killed him - per Qadaffi -
    "the beasts from the east with turbans" (Libyan Islamic Fighting Group and AQ) moved in
    Qadaffi WAS a terrorist idiot

    Fox ate your brain

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    My words during the primary season to the 2016 election:

    No way that there are enough deeply stupid people in the Republican Party to have Trump become a candidate for them.

    I was wrong.

    Then, during the general election campaign, I wrote:

    No way that there are close to enough deeply stupid people in the American electorate to have Trump become president.

    I was wrong there also.

    It happens.
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    Questionably attributed to H. L. Mencken:

    "Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people."
    ON HIS WORST DAY, JOE BIDEN IS A BETTER PRESIDENT THAN TRUMP WAS ON HIS BEST DAY!

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    Quote Originally Posted by anatta View Post
    what a dummy. Qadaffi kept Libya free from terrorists. Once we killed him - per Qadaffi -
    "the beasts from the east with turbans" (Libyan Islamic Fighting Group and AQ) moved in
    Remember Lockerbie Scotland, stupid dunce
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Apisa View Post
    It happens.
    The British version of The Apprentice was hosted by Alan Sugar, who is a genuinely self-made billionaire and a helluva lot smarter than Trump (whom he despises). Sugar is a ‘life peer’ but no one suggested making him Prime Minister.

    There is something to be said for a parliamentary system with a non-executive head of state. A British Trump would be impossible!

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    Quote Originally Posted by guno View Post
    Jon Stewart admitted the mistake he made when Donald Trump first announced his candidacy for president in 2015.

    Back then, the then-host of “The Daily Show” figured the reality TV personality was a comedic “gift from heaven.”

    But in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter published Wednesday, Stewart said he misjudged, failing to consider that Trump’s “certainty, his ridiculousness, his shamelessness is what made him dangerous.”

    the most dangerous figures are the ones that seem comic and absurd,” Stewart added. “Saddam Hussein seems absurd. Muammar Gaddafi would stand in a kaftan and rant like a madman.”


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    How true. Few rational ppl believed that the egotistical bankrupt TV game show host had a serious chance of winning. Boy, did we underestimate both the power of bullshit, and the intelligence level of a good lot of the citizens.

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    Hello Tranquillus in Exile,

    Quote Originally Posted by Tranquillus in Exile View Post
    The British version of The Apprentice was hosted by Alan Sugar, who is a genuinely self-made billionaire and a helluva lot smarter than Trump (whom he despises). Sugar is a ‘life peer’ but no one suggested making him Prime Minister.

    There is something to be said for a parliamentary system with a non-executive head of state. A British Trump would be impossible!
    Careful.

    That's what millions of Americans thought before Trump.
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