It's unfortunate that Trump is a bodily function and potential rude word in the UK. An alternative word is fart.
"potential rude word in the UK." Not all in the UK feel that way, Kevin. In a survey done by Quora and I quote- "there are a tiny minority of people in the UK who admire Trump."
I was on about the word trump, not the man, but there are currently people in the UK being arrested for being part of Hitler 'appreciation' groups, so a tiny minority admiring Trump in the UK is pretty meaningless, some small groups will admire anything.
Anyway we can still tweet like he does and publicize our books. Some people have been successful using social media. I directed many people to my eBook on Lulu from Facebook and so far I have had nearly 300 downloads of one of my books. (mind you it's free but it was good for Lulu to have people visit the site and good for me too.)
Free helps, and don't know that many people on Facebook. To me it seems cheeky asking total strangers to Like or be my Friend.
Sorry Kevin, I thought you meant Trump the president of the USA. You capitalised the word.
Because the heading of this thread said Trump, because he uses Twitter all the time, and I said ... (do I really need to explain it? )
I have dual citizenship (my husband is American) so I was able to vote in the elections and although I didn't vote for Trump, the majority of the American people did.
And those who did are now wondering why they did, like those here who voted to leave the EU.
I was horrified by the disrespectful Trump balloon that the mayor of London let some people fly.
Why? Trump does act like a big baby. He deserves no respect.
I even wrote to him and told him to follow the example of Scotland.
Gosh, did he reply?! But I bet Scotland did not want to disrespect him because he owns quite large chunks of Scotland.
They refused to allow the Trump balloon to be flown.
Why is permission required to fly a balloon? As long as it does not reach airspace.
I always make my Facebook posts about my books on Lulu, "public" so they reach a wider audience.
All my additions on Facebook are public. Perhaps I should post more cats?
but I still wouldn't have wanted the USA folk to fly a balloon of her in a nappy,
Why would there be any reason to? She's not childlike.
The balloon is due to fly above Parliament Square in central London on Friday, after campaigners crowdfunded £16,000 to pay for it and the London mayor, Sadiq Khan, gave permission for it to fly.
Yes they must get permission Kevin and Khan did not reply to my letter. The Scottish police refused permission.
I hope this disgraceful balloon never flies in the States Ron. It would cause a riot! Too many people support Trump.
Regardless of the holder, is the Presidency of the United States larger than any figure past or present?
They have not all been of such a low IQ. He's a moron.
The office is not the person.
Does the office of POTUS demand the utmost respect, regardless of the holder?
Not when they allow him to tweet threats and other things to other world leaders. He's an idiot and dangerous. Can you not see that?!
We are always being advised that punctuation matters and can lead to misunderstandings!
Where would you place one?
Skoob I was doing some research into the history of the Electoral College and I take your point Regarding the electoral college: If we used a straight vote, then the population centers would dominate the nation -- Nebraska, Montana, and West Virginia might as well be their own nations for all the say that they would have in presidential electionsHowever I read that the reason for an EC was that in a direct election system, the North would outnumber the South, whose many slaves (more than half a million in all) of course could not vote. But the Electoral College—a prototype of which Madison proposed in this same speech—instead let each southern state count its slaves, albeit with a two-fifths discount, in computing its share of the overall count.Apparently it evolved from that view. So as you say, "let's not be too hard on the electoral college. It sucks, but of the possible systems, it sucks the least."
Democracy has a lot to answer for.
A fine example was the UK vote to leave the EU. 48% voted No. 52% voted Yes. So Yes it was, leaving 48% of the British people deeply upset.
However, doesn't the office of the President, no matter who sits in the oval office, deserve respect? If it does then, when people belittle the office they lessen the authority that the office deserves. I didn't want President Trump to occupy that office but he does.
Which is why I prefer consensus, but for a very large group of people ---- impossible.
For most groups of people I would have thought. Apart from Juries maybe?
It will have to be the vote.
Is that not a consensus? Which obviously does not work. Perhaps when a vote is just a Yes or a No, such a narrow gap in the results should make it nul and void?