Trump's new social media site

Discussion in 'Political Discussions' started by Stanislav, Oct 22, 2021.

  1. Stanislav

    Stanislav Well-Known Member

    TRUTH Social.

    I'd dispense with the translation and just call it PRAVDA.
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  2. Rachel83az

    Rachel83az Active Member

    I wonder how long it'll take to get shut down (at least temporarily) or is it being hosted outside the US?
  3. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    His banishment from the major platforms means he and his followers have been reduced from shouting AT liberals to shouting ABOUT liberals. That can't be as much fun.
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  4. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    I will be interested to see how next week's Virginia Governor election turns out. If the GOP candidate Youngkin loses as I kinda think he will, Democrats will say that it's because Virginians reject Trumpism while Trump will say that Youngkin lost because he didn't wholeheartedly embrace Trump and the Big Lie. Trump DID endorse Youngkin I believe?
  5. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    He did, but Youngkin didn't exactly embrace it. He's trying to walk a line between normally horrid and the new horrid.
  6. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    I don't blame him. He needs the rural base to show up at the polls or he's through, but he also needs swing voters in the suburbs, and knows that Larry Hogan Republicans still have a chance with them in Virginia, whereas Donald Trump Republicans simply do not.
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  7. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    I do. He's dishonest and panders to the worst America has to offer in order to win an election.
  8. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    But if Youngkin does pull it off, he will have shown that a GOP politician can win without Trump. That would be a major political development.
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  9. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    I (slightly) disagree. I think it will prove that the GOP can with WITH Trump. And yes, it will be a major political development. (Trump is all over this election, as he will be in across the nation in 2022.)
  10. Bill Huffman

    Bill Huffman Well-Known Member

    Agreed, the question is how strongly the anti-Trump vote is activated versus the Trump vote. The 2020 election proved the anti-Trump vote larger but off-year elections usually sees a bigger drop off of Democratic than Republican voters. It will be interesting to see which of those two competing currents is stronger.
  11. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    Usually. But the Trump Phenomenon makes the ordinary rules of the game less certain.
  12. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

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