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(Talking Points Memo)   White House says no matter if it's with or without consent, Donald Trump is going to grab Baltimore by the monument on Memorial Day either way   (talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line
    More: Followup, President of the United States, White House, Washington, D.C., War of 1812, Fort McHenry, Donald Trump, Bill Clinton, National Park Service  
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2476 clicks; posted to Politics » on 22 May 2020 at 11:29 PM (2 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2 days ago  
So when the Washtenaw county board said don't come, he just showed up.
Now when he's told he's not welcome, he has to say something about it.
Gee I wonder what the difference is?
 
2 days ago  
Fine. Then just refuse to provide any city resources for his visit. Let the White House handle all of it. Don't spend the city's money on it.
 
2 days ago  
it's
 
2 days ago  

Palined Parenthood: it's


Well, if you're going to be pedantic, "no matter if it's" is deadwood and not even necessary.
 
2 days ago  
Send out cops in riot gear.
Arrest anyone attending.

Anyone
 
2 days ago  
So, find an obscure law that gives you the authority to hold him at the airport for 18 hours. He'll leave on his own.
 
2 days ago  

NeoCortex42: Fine. Then just refuse to provide any city resources for his visit. Let the White House handle all of it. Don't spend the city's money on it.


THIS
 
2 days ago  

NeoCortex42: Fine. Then just refuse to provide any city resources for his visit. Let the White House handle all of it. Don't spend the city's money on it.


Definitely.  Trump always stiffs cities and states when they bill his campaign for the extra security they have to provide anyway.  He's a cheapskate.
 
2 days ago  

Jake Havechek: NeoCortex42: Fine. Then just refuse to provide any city resources for his visit. Let the White House handle all of it. Don't spend the city's money on it.

Definitely.  Trump always stiffs cities and states when they bill his campaign for the extra security they have to provide anyway.  He's a cheapskate.


Dine and dash.
 
2 days ago  
This is just another campaign stop, anyway.  Everywhere Trump has gone since January 21, 2017 has been a campaign function for him.  Everywhere.
 
2 days ago  

YabbaDabbaDouchebag: NeoCortex42: Fine. Then just refuse to provide any city resources for his visit. Let the White House handle all of it. Don't spend the city's money on it.

THIS


THESE
 
2 days ago  
Donnie should have to at least post a cash bond for likely costs. He skips out on the bill otherwise and it would encourage other cities to adopt the same.
 
2 days ago  
I don't want him here... BUT Fort McHenry is owned by the National Park Service, not the City of Baltimore. Asshat doesn't need permission.

(I live about a mile from the fort. It's a great place for a picnic, but it's been closed since March. Though it seems the rules don't apply to Donnie Bonespurs. Grrrr.)
 
2 days ago  

Hubris Boy: I don't want him here... BUT Fort McHenry is owned by the National Park Service, not the City of Baltimore. Asshat doesn't need permission.

(I live about a mile from the fort. It's a great place for a picnic, but it's been closed since March. Though it seems the rules don't apply to Donnie Bonespurs. Grrrr.)


The only positive is whatever speech Trump gives, he'll totally fark up discussing the War of 1812.
 
2 days ago  
Baltimore? Does Trump have any friends in Baltimore?
 
2 days ago  

SoupGuru: Baltimore? Does Trump have any friends in Baltimore?


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...no.
 
2 days ago  

NeoCortex42: Fine. Then just refuse to provide any city resources for his visit. Let the White House handle all of it. Don't spend the city's money on it.


This is the best idea. Just protect the surrounding areas from rally spillover and enforce laws.
 
2 days ago  

cretinbob: Palined Parenthood: it's

Well, if you're going to be pedantic, "no matter if it's" is deadwood and not even necessary.


I am right.
 
2 days ago  

NeoCortex42: Fine. Then just refuse to provide any city resources for his visit. Let the White House handle all of it. Don't spend the city's money on it.


Now they can bill him directly --
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/22/us​/​politics/coronavirus-trump-press-secre​tary-check.html
Trump's Press Secretary Displays One of His Checks in a Little Too Much Detail
The $100,000 check was made out to a government agency. This time his account and routing numbers were clearly visible.
 
2 days ago  

Palined Parenthood: cretinbob: Palined Parenthood: it's

Well, if you're going to be pedantic, "no matter if it's" is deadwood and not even necessary.

I am right.


Possibly
 
2 days ago  
God right now is looking at his sandbox game and about ready to shake it and start over
 
2 days ago  
 
2 days ago  

Jake Havechek: NeoCortex42: Fine. Then just refuse to provide any city resources for his visit. Let the White House handle all of it. Don't spend the city's money on it.

Definitely.  Trump always stiffs cities and states when they bill his campaign for the extra security they have to provide anyway.  He's a cheapskate.


Make him send Jared back to the White House to get a shiatload of dimes.
 
2 days ago  

Palined Parenthood: cretinbob: Palined Parenthood: it's

Well, if you're going to be pedantic, "no matter if it's" is deadwood and not even necessary.

I am right.


This poster is in fact, correct.
 
2 days ago  

fusillade762: YabbaDabbaDouchebag: NeoCortex42: Fine. Then just refuse to provide any city resources for his visit. Let the White House handle all of it. Don't spend the city's money on it.

THIS

THESE


I don't disagree with either of you, but either way it's *our* money he's spending for a campaign rally.
 
2 days ago  

NeoCortex42: Fine. Then just refuse to provide any city resources for his visit. Let the White House handle all of it. Don't spend the city's money on it.


And no one from the city show up.
 
2 days ago  
"He will honor their sacrifice" by sacrificing more of them?
 
2 days ago  

Hubris Boy: I don't want him here... BUT Fort McHenry is owned by the National Park Service, not the City of Baltimore. Asshat doesn't need permission.
....


So let him go wherever he wants. Just don't do anything to facilitate it. No street closures, no traffic or crowd control, no motorcade escort, no extra cops. Let him visit like any other citizen and see how he likes it.
 
2 days ago  

NeoCortex42: Fine. Then just refuse to provide any city resources for his visit. Let the White House handle all of it. Don't spend the city's money on it.


Came to say this.

Give him the security he deserves: none.*

*unless they're arresting him
 
2 days ago  

No1farker: "He will honor their sacrifice" by sacrificing more of them?


People staying at home are making sacrifices to fight the virus. He wants people to sacrifice themselves to fight a war against the economic cost of it all.
 
2 days ago  

NeoCortex42: Fine. Then just refuse to provide any city resources for his visit. Let the White House handle all of it. Don't spend the city's money on it.


No put cops in medical suits and offer him a YUUGGGEEEE! rally. Don't forget to include signs like "MASKS = SLAVERY!", "SOCIAL DISTANCING = COMMUNISM!", and so on. Encourage them to pray, shake hands, hug, et al., and invite the other (state) Rethuglican leaders as well. Like the President said repeatedly, it's just the flu. Take some zinc and hydroxychloroquine if you're worried.

/not really
//would be farking poetic justice
 
2 days ago  

Emposter: NeoCortex42: Fine. Then just refuse to provide any city resources for his visit. Let the White House handle all of it. Don't spend the city's money on it.

Came to say this.

Give him the security he deserves: none.*

*unless they're arresting him


No motorcade to deal with this time, fortunately. He's gonna fly in. Marine One and a couple of Ospreys were circling around the place yesterday. Security is probably pretty simple for this one because it's, y'know... a fort.
 
2 days ago  

NeoCortex42: Fine. Then just refuse to provide any city resources for his visit. Let the White House handle all of it. Don't spend the city's money on it.


Or, you know, put a couple of cops out front to let everyone know the monument is closed and arrest him for trespassing when he ignores their order. Fun fact - there's actually historical precedent for the president being stopped and held by local PD! I believe McKinley got a speeding ticket in DC, though it may have been a different Prez.

This is what Fits should have done on the factory tour - "Sorry, Mr. President - you don't want to follow the rules, you can hold your press conference on the side of the road off of our property." Damnit, people, grow some god damned balls.
 
2 days ago  

Lusiphur: NeoCortex42: Fine. Then just refuse to provide any city resources for his visit. Let the White House handle all of it. Don't spend the city's money on it.

Or, you know, put a couple of cops out front to let everyone know the monument is closed and arrest him for trespassing when he ignores their order. Fun fact - there's actually historical precedent for the president being stopped and held by local PD! I believe McKinley got a speeding ticket in DC, though it may have been a different Prez.

This is what Fits should have done on the factory tour - "Sorry, Mr. President - you don't want to follow the rules, you can hold your press conference on the side of the road off of our property." Damnit, people, grow some god damned balls.


Ford, damnit, not Fits.
 
2 days ago  

stevecore: God right now is looking at his sandbox game and about ready to shake it and start over


Damn cats always make a litterbox out of it.
 
2 days ago  

NeoCortex42: Fine. Then just refuse to provide any city resources for his visit. Let the White House handle all of it. Don't spend the city's money on it.


Damn right.
 
2 days ago  

cretinbob: Palined Parenthood: it's

Well, if you're going to be pedantic, "no matter if it's" is deadwood and not even necessary.


Pedantic. Antonym, unscholarly. I really don't think that's fair at all.
 
2 days ago  

Jake Havechek: NeoCortex42: Fine. Then just refuse to provide any city resources for his visit. Let the White House handle all of it. Don't spend the city's money on it.

Definitely.  Trump always stiffs cities and states when they bill his campaign for the extra security they have to provide anyway.  He's a cheapskate.


It's worse this time around. His campaign doesn't owe anything. This is a "presidential visit" not a campaign stop (same difference). Which means that you, me, and everyone else in the US gets to pay for it. However, I would rather have the feds pay for it instead of cities. Considering the "you are on your own" approach Trump has taken I think it is fair.
 
2 days ago  

Palined Parenthood: cretinbob: Palined Parenthood: it's

Well, if you're going to be pedantic, "no matter if it's" is deadwood and not even necessary.

I am right.


Hence being pedantic. Technically correct is the best type of correct.
 
2 days ago  
I don't know Maryland statutes but could they get him for trespassing if properly warned prior?
 
2 days ago  

C18H27NO3: I don't know Maryland statutes but could they get him for trespassing if properly warned prior?


Probably the venue itself is privately owned.

They can cite the owner and fine everyone who shows up for violating gathering limits if they have those laws, though.  And just assign all the cops who'd have been on guard duty to go around issuing citations and traffic/parking tickets to everyone that say instead.  Basically the reason you have to contract with the city is that events of this size produce a bunch of trash, traffic, load on utilities and police/fire/medical services, etc, anyway, no reason they can't get it back one person at a time.
 
2 days ago  

baron von doodle: Jake Havechek: NeoCortex42: Fine. Then just refuse to provide any city resources for his visit. Let the White House handle all of it. Don't spend the city's money on it.

Definitely.  Trump always stiffs cities and states when they bill his campaign for the extra security they have to provide anyway.  He's a cheapskate.

It's worse this time around. His campaign doesn't owe anything. This is a "presidential visit" not a campaign stop (same difference). Which means that you, me, and everyone else in the US gets to pay for it. However, I would rather have the feds pay for it instead of cities. Considering the "you are on your own" approach Trump has taken I think it is fair.


It should only be allowed to count as a "presidential visit" if he can spend his time honoring all the men and women who have died in this country's name without bragging about himself or whining about he and his motherfarking bonespurs are being abused by the Deep State and the Libs. Basically, no grandstanding allowed.

/yeah, he has about as much hope of accomplishing that as a drunk Karen has for winning the Quiet Game
 
2 days ago  
As a former resident of the city with family, friends, and acquaintances still there, many of them are his supporters and will forego reason to be there if they can, sadly.  It would be a shame if it rained.
 
2 days ago  

SoupGuru: Baltimore? Does Trump have any friends in Baltimore?


In the city? No. But in the surrounding county...

The hilarious part is that city government hasn't lifted the lockdown yet, so all the county assholes are staying away because there's nothing for them do do.
 
2 days ago  
Be a real shame if a report of a waterman leak was reported that morning and they had to send a team out to slowly investigate. You'd probably have to close the highways down just to be safe. Chris Christie shut things down and that seemed to work just fine for everybody. Oh, he's Republican nevermind it's okay for them
 
2 days ago  

stevecore: God right now is looking at his sandbox game and about ready to shake it and start over


God is an asshole who gave me life just to bring him agony in it and when I die I will tell him so.
 
2 days ago  
I'd like to remind the good people of Baltimore what Trump had to say about their fine city.

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2 days ago  

Palined Parenthood: cretinbob: Palined Parenthood: it's

Well, if you're going to be pedantic, "no matter if it's" is deadwood and not even necessary.

I am right.


I didn't say you weren't

//you can rid rid of "either way" too
 
2 days ago  
d'oh
 
2 days ago  

Emposter: NeoCortex42: Fine. Then just refuse to provide any city resources for his visit. Let the White House handle all of it. Don't spend the city's money on it.

Came to say this.

Give him the security he deserves: none.*

*unless they're arresting him


I would also accept "unless they're whaling on him like a white cop with a black citizen".

/Orange *is* the new black, right?
 
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