r/WhitePeopleTwitter Dec 07 '21 Gold 1 Vibing 1 Evil Cackle 1 Helpful (Pro) 1 Silver 23 Helpful 28 Wholesome 30 All-Seeing Upvote 1 Faith In Humanity Restored 1 Starstruck 1 Snek 1

Juli Briskman on the go.

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u/D-Rich-88 Dec 07 '21

I hope she has that picture framed in her home

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u/rngal3 Dec 07 '21

I hope it’s in her office.

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u/becooltheywatching Dec 07 '21

I hope it's in her car.

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u/Brokeartistvee Dec 07 '21 Gold Helpful Wholesome

I hope she has it printed on a baseball card that she clipped to the back wheel of her bike and enjoys the sound it makes as the wheel repeatedly hits it.

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u/David-E6 Dec 07 '21

I hope she puts in a Christmas Card and sends hundreds of them to Mar-a-shithole.

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u/PepperFinn Dec 07 '21

I hope it's her email signature

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u/Whats-Up_Bitches Dec 07 '21

I hope she makes a subreddit so anyone in it can see it above their comments

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u/Stage06 Dec 07 '21

I hope she gets it tattooed on her middle finger

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u/tuffymon Dec 07 '21

I hope its the background on her phone.

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u/Go-diamond-in-paint Dec 07 '21

That’s an OG move right there

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u/EffortlessEffluvium Dec 07 '21

I hope she sticks it in a holiday card and sends it to Mar-a-Lago every year

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u/robusn Dec 07 '21

Magic the Gathering card!

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u/TILtonarwhal Dec 07 '21

I hope she got it tattoo’d onto her left cheek

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u/joawmeens Dec 07 '21

I am the picture

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u/CumGuzlr69 Dec 07 '21

The picture is us.

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u/SmokeAbeer Dec 07 '21

Suddenly Seymour

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u/SU13LIM3 Dec 07 '21

You'll be a dentist!

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u/sallysorehole Dec 07 '21

You have a talent for causing things pain!

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u/mister_pastrami Dec 07 '21

Suddenly Susan

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u/shenanTiegan Dec 07 '21

Seymour’s your friend

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u/mindless_gibberish Dec 07 '21

In Soviet Russia, picture take you!

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u/ButterMyBiscuitz Dec 07 '21

We are the picture. Lower your shields and surrender your ships. Your biological and technological distinctiveness will be added to our own. Resistance is futile.

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u/helen269 Dec 07 '21

I am Dyslexia of Borg. Prepare to have your ass laminated.

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u/RobbyRob73 Dec 07 '21

All your photos are belong to us.

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u/Eeszeeye Dec 07 '21

Facebook, probably.

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u/I_Am_Anjelen Dec 07 '21

Cute... but futile.

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u/MiamiPower Dec 07 '21

LoCuteUs? They Hate Us cause the 8in't Us?

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u/kellysmom01 Dec 07 '21

We ARE the photo, Mr. ex-President.

see ya, wouldn’t wanna be ya

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u/SoundOfTomorrow Dec 07 '21

Now look back to me.

It's diamonds.

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u/Jontologist Dec 07 '21

I hope that she has the picture in ASCII and printed on a tractor feed dot matrix. And that she refolds it in the right way.

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u/Darth-Pooky Dec 07 '21

I hope she wears it in a locket around her neck.

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u/DogIsFarting Dec 07 '21

I hope she's her phones lock screen

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u/HokieTechGuy Dec 07 '21

I hope it’s her PC desktop background

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u/on_the_other_hand_ Dec 07 '21

I am ok for her to move on, forget about it, and focus on her new job, which I have a feeling she will.

But I hope this picture never goes out of a Trump's mind. I hope he remembers the picture and what happened after that every single day

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u/brekus Dec 07 '21

She rides a bike you fatcat. /s

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u/AbaloneSea7265 Dec 07 '21

She should wear it in a locket and show it to anyone who ever questions her badassery

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u/RickOxlarge Dec 07 '21

The middle finger should just be her campaign slogan

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u/D-Rich-88 Dec 07 '21

Her staffers lurking in this sub: “write that down, write that down!”

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u/Pope_Godzilla Dec 07 '21 Silver Gold Helpful All-Seeing Upvote 'MURICA

As a Navy veteran, let me explain why Donald Trump is a complete idiot. Had his coupe on the government worked it would of ended with a bunch of Navy SEALS escorting him out of the White House at 3am at gun point in his underwear and a bag over his head. Why the Navy SEALS? It's because under the Constitution the US Navy is actually the Congressional Navy and one of the duties of Congress is to maintain and provide a Navy as a service to the country. What this means is that had he actually succeed in over throwning Congress, the Navy would have immediately targeted him for removal. Don't get me wrong the entire US military would have been on his ass too but the Navy's obligation to protect and restore Congress was built into the government by design for exactly this scenario. All he had to do was read the constitution or ask anyone with some military or legal knowledge and he would have realized that it was a failed mission from the start. He doesn't realize how close he was to ending up like Saddam Hussein by his own military.

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u/rohinton Dec 07 '21

You have a lot more faith in these institutions than I do. A few key people in a few key places and the constitution and law are just words on paper.

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u/[deleted] Dec 07 '21

Michael Flynn's brother stopping the DC National Guard from responding to the insurrection, for instance...

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u/heirloom_beans Dec 07 '21

The exact same energy as Mike Pence’s brother opting not to impeach the guy who sent a mob to disrupt election certification and hang his own brother.

Are they a military family? Like I know you just need to run fast and kiss a ton of ass to get ahead but how did both of them end up in such senior positions while being certified kooks?

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u/Educational-Seaweed5 Dec 07 '21

That’s all laws are anyway.

They’re not some almighty supernatural force.

“Laws” are just words scribbled on paper that a majority of people decide to follow and enforce, and laws change all the time.

There’s no such thing as right or wrong—just what one group can enforce on another.

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u/Hippiebigbuckle Dec 07 '21

There’s no such thing as right or wrong

This is the right wing ideology right now. They can’t win on ideas so they would rather see it all burn and rule over the ashes.

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u/lilbithippie Dec 07 '21

I think Trump was told about consequences a lot. When he first took office he really thought the president is a king. He thought he could just declare things and they would happen. Then when no governor would just find votes for him, and even when the insurrection occurred he still thought he could be in power. I read rumors that secret service had to explain to him what would happen if he stayed after Biden was sworn in.

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u/Alvinshotju1cebox Dec 07 '21

It's cute to think that anything he does has consequences. He proved you wrong for 4 years. All he did is show us that the Constitution doesn't matter if no one enforces it.

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u/monkeywelder Dec 07 '21

United States Constitution - void where prohibited by law.

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u/KingOfNewYork Dec 07 '21

This. A thousand times this. And people still won’t get it.

Their strategy is working and you’re all doing exactly what they want. All media is good media to trump. So keep talking. That’s how we see trump win 2024. I know you likely can’t see it- but eventually you will.

Youth alone will never defeat trump.

It’s tragic. But it’s also true. You’re anger motivates him and his supporters. You think a troll gets embarrassed when another troll calls them an idiot?

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u/Biscoff_spread27 Dec 07 '21

Their strategy is working and you’re all doing exactly what they want. All media is good media to trump. So keep talking. That’s how we see trump win 2024. I know you likely can’t see it- but eventually you will.

People are getting bombarded with Qanon, alt-right and fascist Trump stuff 24/7 on social media, gaming fora and on the internet in general. MSM ignoring him isn't going to change the growing support the man enjoys.

The fascists are back and they won't crawl back into hiding without conflict. The online war is slowly moving into real life and there's no way of escaping that.

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u/DarthWeenus Dec 07 '21

He is losing support though on the ground and political. However his hardcore zealots are entrenching deeper and provoking more violence.

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u/tristero200 Dec 07 '21

I do think the military would presented a problem for Trump if he had gotten to the next phase of the coup; the rank and file may not be as on board with opening fire on fellow Americans in support of Trump as his supporters might think, and the brass was pretty clearly tired of him and his toadies.

But I don't think it would have necessarily been a happy ending.

There were likely a number of people hanging around the administration who I imagine are pretty sure (they may be right, they may not be) they can run a fascist dictatorship better than Trump. Once elections don't matter anymore, it's not really that big a leap to replacing one dictator with another, and I can't imagine it would take much convincing the right military brass to put someone else in charge.

Heck, there's a disturbing percentage of the public who would like to see the military itself in charge of the country. Of course, this has been tried in every country in Latin America and none of them have been happy with the results, but these people don't even know the history of their own country, let alone that of other countries.

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u/JPGer Dec 07 '21

in a ideal world sure, but the way things went during his tenure, i feel like a few cogs of that machine would slip and hed avoid that fate, every time iv seen a moment of "if they cross this line its over for them" ...they cross and keep on moving to the next line.
I'm not saying ur wrong...i just have trouble believing in it.

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u/Alu201j Dec 07 '21

As time goes on, what worries me the most is that military leadership too will be infiltrated by Republican and white supremacist sympathizers, just like they have with police departments and courts around the country.

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u/DarthWeenus Dec 07 '21

That's why the vax mandate is so beautiful. Let them all go fuck em. Funny thing is they were forced to take super expiremebtal anthrax vaccines and not a word then lol

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u/Ok-Push5196 Dec 07 '21 edited Dec 07 '21

while i'm not disputing the facts of what you're saying, and it def seems you know more about the seals than i do, i assume someone has to give that order, right ? this isn't an episode of "what if?" where killmonger just decides as a seal where to go and what missions to undertake on his own. someone in a position of power has to make that call. and if there's one thing i learned from trump's presidency, it's that there a LOT of people in power who will simply look the other way or outright ignore their duty once trump starts his bullshit. the guy admits to a new crime practically every week, is anyone prosecuting him for any of them now that he's out of office ? fuck no. power doesn't give a shit about the laws or what's "right", it gives a shit about covering it's own ass, and maintaining the status quo, no matter what needs to be done or NOT done to accomplish that. so maybe you're right and that would have happened. but to think that it would have definitely happened is pretty damn naïve considering how things are going currently.

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u/monocasa Dec 07 '21 edited Dec 07 '21

The same constitution says that he's the Chief of the Navy. The clause you're talking about is just interpreted to mean that they have to pass budgets that include naval spending.

I wouldn't count on the armed forces not backing him up on a partially understood technicality. And I say this as a straight up communist, not a Trump thumper.

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u/grubas Dec 07 '21

Yeah, tell me more about shit that never happened.

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u/Melinoleum Dec 07 '21

I hope she got it put on a t-shirt and was wearing it during the swearing in ceremony.

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u/Betterthanbeer Dec 07 '21

I hope she gave the oath with her hand on a copy of it.

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u/Lady-Glitter-Sparkle Dec 07 '21

What job was she fired from?

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u/Consistent_Guitar681 Dec 07 '21

Just looked it up. Briskman had been working as a marketing and communications specialist for a Virginia-based federal contractor, Akima, for six months.

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u/Core-8 Dec 07 '21

I’d say that she communicated her feelings towards Trump very well.

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u/ZazBlammyMaTaz Dec 07 '21 Wholesome Helpful (Pro)

She communicated them to Trump perfectly, you can tell because he had a temper tantrum. Now she gets to deliver the same message to all of his cohorts, and I hope they all freak out too.

Bunch of fucking babies in Congress.

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u/Beyond-Happy Dec 07 '21

Oh yeah they are crying. She frequently goes up against anti CRT parents in Loudoun

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u/Unbiblical_Cord Dec 07 '21

Aren’t anti-CRT parents just racism deniers?

I mean, that’s better than self-professed racists.

I think we should start ignoring the average persons opinion on things.. there’s a lot of us who are dumb.

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u/brazzledazzle Dec 07 '21

I feel like “anti-CRT” lends their position credence. Really they’re “anti-history of US racism” since that’s what they really mean by CRT.

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u/Shepards_favorite Dec 07 '21

I’m not sure I’d necessarily call all of them racism deniers, but I would call each and every one of them a gullible ass uneducated swine for believing what the man in the video box said was scary.

Try and tell them that it’s a PhD level field of study and it still goes over their heads.

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u/Stealyourwaffles Dec 07 '21

It’s also a super nuanced field of study. I’m a sociologist, and I can assure you that even within the field it is even more nuanced for how certain social theorists do and do not classify CRT as a theoretical construct vs those who do

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u/SystemOutPrintln Dec 07 '21

Man I still read CRT as Cathode Ray Tube and it takes me a comment like yours to snap out of it. Before that I'm thinking like who's invested enough in cathode ray tubes to be against them in 2021.

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u/Unbiblical_Cord Dec 07 '21

Lol, same.. we were taught about slavery in school. I was thinking why they don’t just say “we’re adding racism to the curriculum” but then obviously the people against this would say that they’re teaching kids to be racist, but I don’t know anyone who was taught about slavery and tried to go buy a slave.. it’s just the same ignorance as “teaching kids about drugs will encourage drug use” or “teaching kids about sex will encourage teen pregnancy” which is shown to be statistically false.

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u/Johnwicktheimmortal Dec 07 '21

being a racism denier makes you a racist. sorry.

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u/MasterRich Dec 07 '21

Racism denying is just as dangerous as racism itself. People that claimed they weren't involved with Nazis were just as dangerous the moment there were rewards for turning in jews/ punishment for looking the other way.

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u/SpacedClown Dec 07 '21

Precisely gaslighting and denying the ongoing racism was just as important as actively taking part in it.

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u/LoudMusic Dec 07 '21

Snowflakes, one might say.

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u/Haxorz7125 Dec 07 '21

Well all the successive inbreeding between these legacy families has cause their underlings to grow frail.

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u/ubermeisters Dec 07 '21

Seems to have marketed herself well also.

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u/arzthaus Dec 07 '21

Shouldn't it be illegal for the president to fire a federal employee just because she gave him the finger? Isn't the point of the 1st amendment that the government can't punish you for free speech?

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u/PrisonChickenWing Dec 07 '21

I mean they can't lock her up cause of it but at will employment means they can fire her anytime pretty much

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u/PM_ME_YOUR_SUNSHINE Dec 07 '21

At will employment is the poison pill the working class basically begged for after the Nixon and Reagan years.

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u/Holdthosethoughts Dec 07 '21

There is a whole subreddit dedicated to people doing things and a company firing them because it looks bad for them. /r/byebyejob

So if being rude on camera is enough to get people fired, I'd imagine getting caught flipping the president off can cause some issues. Worth it though.

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u/SovietBozo Dec 07 '21

Traffic Control Signaler

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u/SilasX Dec 07 '21 Take My Energy

Cycling Courtesy Teacher.

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u/RayAnselmo Dec 07 '21 Gold

Living well is the best revenge.

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u/CrieDeCoeur Dec 07 '21

But not before she had her private life fucked with by a seditious man child POTUS. Not every person that Trump fucked over (and there have been many) has rebounded quite so well.

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u/Robot_Clean Dec 07 '21

"I used to think revenge was a dish best served cold...but then I realized it actually meant getting back at somebody."

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u/Debaser1984 Dec 07 '21

So we're just ignoring the president pressured for someone to be fired as if that's normal?

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u/I_know_right Dec 07 '21

Shit, he could start an insurrection and get away scot-free.

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u/doktor_wankenstein Dec 07 '21

Don't ruin it for me... things are still playing out.

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u/iAmTheHYPE- Dec 07 '21

Don't ruin it for me... things are still playing out.

Been 5 years since his campaign finance violations. Nothing happened. Mueller outlined 10 counts of obstruction. Nothing happened. He was found to have committed tax and charity fraud, running a fraudulent university, and violated the emoluments clause. Nothing happened. So, spoiler alert: Garland's never going to get off his ass and seek justice.

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u/Stickboy06 Dec 07 '21

Don't forget he fired whistleblowers, which are federally protected when they report a crime. Nothing happened.

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u/SovietBozo Dec 07 '21

I read that they're going to set up an amusement park containing the White House and Capitol and stuff. They're going to call it "Life in the Weimar Republic".

And they won't even have to change anything

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u/Mantispunchtoyadome Dec 07 '21

“Can’t get him while he’s a sitting president.” And apparently not afterwards, either?

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u/protpal Dec 07 '21

He’s amassed a large group of people who have proven they will follow whatever he says. America has been turned into team games where you’re either on one side or the other. Propaganda and internet isolation chambers just continuously fuel this separation. Add to this violent attacks on the people every month or so with absolutely nothing done about it and groups pushing the boundary further and further, even reaching the capitol, and I think there’s going to be some crazy shit before the next election.

I think Americans like to think that all the real crazy stuff happens far away in a land over seas, and because of that there’s no way it could happen at home. (Never mind the fact that much of the political turmoil overseas is caused by the US)

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u/newluna Dec 07 '21

I’d rather make my peace with the fact he may never face the consequences than have hope at this point. If I’m wrong, I’ll be happy.

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u/Mrsnip07 Dec 07 '21

He will die before the wheels of justice catch up with him.

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u/Wsbnostradumass Dec 07 '21

Wheels always seem to be square shaped when they target anyone with money or power.

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u/FeculentUtopia Dec 07 '21

It's a safe bet. He's spent his life doing shit that would ruin most people, but he keeps getting away with it.

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u/badgerbane Dec 07 '21

I’m not saying I want him to get shot. I’m just saying that if I read in the news one day that he HAS been shot then I’ll do a little happy jig. Fuck that man and everything he stands for.

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u/zdada Dec 07 '21

Playing out? Okay. We all have that friend that we want to hang with and he always says “yeah man, definitely” but never does. Then we get tired of asking and wondering and eventually we stop caring. That’s this and that’s exactly what they’re doing. Waiting the whole thing out to fizzle out.

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u/suffertunity Dec 07 '21

I'm back from the future and here's what happens: he gets away scot-free

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u/DMindisguise Dec 07 '21

He could shoot someone down on the street like a dog and people would still love him.

Or something like that, I don't remember verbatim what he said.

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u/4fauxsake Dec 07 '21

Spoilers, I’m still in season 2020

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u/bubbaliciouswasmyfav Dec 07 '21

I don't think anyone was ignoring this; it's just, what can you do about it? He's an insecure, selfish, immature idiot who was also the most powerful person in the world... which was a horror on to itself...

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u/sufficiently_tortuga Dec 07 '21

And elected by America to lead the country.

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u/NoDownsideToOutside Dec 07 '21

Elected by electoral college. He lost the popular vote both times he ran.

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u/ltags230 Dec 07 '21

Which is honestly scarier than him being in office. We dont focus enough on America electing him.

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u/plushelles Dec 07 '21

I can’t believe the fucker got 80 million people to vote for him AFTER his first term.

Like holy fuck

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u/brazzledazzle Dec 07 '21

40%+ of the people in this country are completely fucking nuts. No one wants to talk about the fact that conservatives read, watch and listen to media that makes Rwandan radio station RTLM look tame. Everyone imagines our democracy falling to Republicans will play out like the Nazi takeover of Germany but the way they dehumanize and demonize democrats I think we should be looking at what happened in Rwanda.

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u/billhilly2005 Dec 07 '21

Or the Balkans…

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u/CannedMango Dec 07 '21

Being pedantic here… 74 million and he lost by over 7 million votes.

Still 74 million votes too many… and the electoral college still almost gave him the victory. US elections are fucked.

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u/cptnamr7 Dec 07 '21

Correction: FOX, etc got 80 million people to vote for him after 4 years of what, to the rest of reality looked like an absolute dumpster fire stop a sinking garbage barge going over Niagara, their media of choice told them was republican utopia. And since they never venture outside their bubble, many of them still believe that for those 4 years America truly was "great again", whatever the fuck that's even supposed to mean or be measured by. Credit where credit's due here. His Twitter kept the lunatics frothing at the mouth for vengeance against everyone that (quite astutely) said they'd never amount to anything after high school, but Fox kept our parents, neighbors, etc. voting for him after everything that happened. It's literally why they were created: prevent another Nixon level event. In other words: no more consequences for republicans. Ever.

I truly fear what will happen the next time the right holds all branches of government if the attempted coup and general fuckery goes unpunished. The next one will not fail.

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u/doktor_wankenstein Dec 07 '21

By three million fewer Americans than voted for Clinton, but let's not open that can of worms again.

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u/kimlion13 Dec 07 '21 edited Dec 07 '21

Why not? It gave us 2 idiot Rethuglican presidents in 20 years that Americans didn’t actually choose & look how well it’s all turned out

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u/NManyTimes Dec 07 '21

Imagine if in 2000 we had a president who not only took the science of climate change seriously, but actually wanted to make addressing it a key part of his legacy. I don't just mean the power Gore would have had to make policy and direct funding to emerging green technology, but also the enormous downstream effect we would have seen from the United States positioning itself as a global leader on climate change. In a geopolitical climate before America squandered so much of its soft power on Afghanistan and Iraq, and with an issue that certainly much of Western Europe and Asia would be receptive to, it's difficult to overstate how much better a position the world could be in right now.

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u/SeaworthinessSea3838 Dec 07 '21

An argument for ranked choice voting.

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u/-helpwanted Dec 07 '21

I mean, he totally lost the popular vote, so the American people definitely didn’t want his ass. Clinton won by 2.8 million votes.

Fuckin electoral college…

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u/DogOfDreams Dec 07 '21

By Trump standards it's fairly "normal." Remember when he used a sharpy to falsely extend the path of a hurricane on a weather map for... reasons? Dude was actually an insane narcissist.

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u/_InFullEffect_ Dec 07 '21

The idiot legit thought NO ONE would question the difference with the clean lines and his sharpie lines.....

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u/fullyoperational Dec 07 '21

The idiot legit thought

Lemme stop you right there...

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u/dinnerthief Dec 07 '21

He's such a child

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u/shellybearcat Dec 07 '21

Oh it’s despicable. I can’t imagine being that manager. On one hand, the president LEGALLY has no say over the employment of a random employee that doesn’t actually work for him. But also, he’s so awful that him demanding this and the boss firing her was probably the safest possible thing.

Because if he didn’t say “fire her” and the news said “look everybody she got fired!”, I guarantee crazy trumpers would have taken it upon THEMSELVES to make her pay. If her employer said no, chances are Trump would have tweeted that something should be done about it. And the next think you’re know somebody has posted her home address online and her whole family is getting literally harassed and threatened. Possibly her boss’s family as well.

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u/KnightRadiant95 Dec 07 '21

If her employer said no, chances are Trump would have tweeted that something should be done about it. And the next think you’re know somebody has posted her home address online and her whole family is getting literally harassed and threatened. Possibly her boss’s family as well.

Absolutely terrifying that a terrorist was elected president and he didnt face any repercussions.

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u/deecro3000 Dec 07 '21

In his world? Yeah

Him having a TV show telling people they’re fired is basically how he went from sleazy 80’s bad guy to president

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u/DuntadaMan Dec 07 '21

You make it sound like being the president means you aren't the bad guy on an 80s movie.

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u/stink3rbelle Dec 07 '21

Wikipedia contradicts this story. According to her Wiki, she was working for a government contractor, made this pic her profile pic and background, and was fired for that by her employer. She sued because someone else was allowed to remove obscene pictures before being fired, but . . . US employment law sucks corporate dick so she lost, although she did get her severance.

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u/of_the_mountain Dec 07 '21

Yeah I never remembered hearing that part of the story before that trump made her be fired. It’s believable but tbh her being employed by a federal contractor isn’t a good look

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u/shabadabadabada Dec 07 '21

I'm not sure where people are getting that he pressured anyone to get her fired? I mean, it sounds like the sort of shit he'd do, but I can't find any credible sources that actually confirm it.

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u/Am_Gewd_Spai Dec 07 '21

Republicans only care about the first amendment, and the rest of the constitution, when it's convenient. The test of the time that document only serves to oppose them.

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u/Fahrenheit-45 Dec 07 '21 Take My Energy Faith In Humanity Restored

Yes, we are going to ignore it, because it literally did not happen. Trump never demanded that Akima fire her, Akima decided to on their own volition because they are a government contractor and she shared this image on her public social media accounts.

It's hilarious seeing the hundreds of comments in this thread accusing conservatives of following anything that Trump says, all the while these same hundreds of people just blindly took as fact these completely false revision of events from a random, unsourced Twitter account.

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u/FCOS Dec 07 '21

Fucking thank you. I’m no trump fan but I’m even less of a fan of disinformation

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u/apathetic-irony Dec 07 '21

Yeah, this shit needed some real fact checking.

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u/oldmanriver78 Dec 07 '21

That's the sad part. It does need fact checking. If this post said Obama did this shit everyone would say "bullshit" or "there's no fucking way". Buuuuut, when we say Trump did it the reactions are "that tracks" or "sounds about right". You can only be a shithead for so long before you catch flack for untrue shithead acts.

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u/MulderD Dec 07 '21

We are so far beyond the "acceptable speech and behavior" point by a President that this actually seems quaint a fuck.

When you're in the swirling waters of flushing toilet, it's hard to care about the little bits of piss that splashed onto the seat.

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u/i_heart_pasta Dec 07 '21

A lot of bad stuff was ignored for four years…hell, it’s still being ignored

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u/kampfy3 Dec 07 '21

The president who complained all day, every fucking day, about cancel culture when he was deplatformed for deliberately promoting lies over and over.

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u/OIP Dec 07 '21

trump is an abject dickhead and it's great that she successfully ran for office, but i'd say there's more to the story than 'he demanded she be fired and she was', it's spun in a partisan way as usual. you have to parse every fucking thing and run it through 26 filters to work out what a level headed take on it is these days.

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u/Raccoon_Full_of_Cum Dec 07 '21

Ah yes, cancel culture. Trump's favorite thing.

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u/nastymachine Dec 07 '21

Jesus lol, your name is shocking. A++

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u/smallwoodydebris Dec 07 '21

I appreciate people like you who notice these things

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u/LonelyRasta Dec 07 '21

Seeing him everywhere today..unmistakable name.

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u/the_vermi Dec 07 '21

Ask them what they do for work!

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u/manikDirt Dec 07 '21

Fuck them for firing her, they should have promoted her. Good for her for making something out of it and what a bitch Trump is, take your fucks like the rest of us.

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u/RayAnselmo Dec 07 '21

Don't insult bitches by calling Trump one.

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u/bolivar-shagnasty Dec 07 '21

There bitches and then there’s bitches. Trump is the former.

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u/jstiegle Dec 07 '21

Bitch still seems both insulting to bitchy bitches and not strong enough. Can we go with narcissistic megalomaniac? or Negiac for short? New words totally need to be invented to properly describe people like Trump.

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u/APugDealer Dec 07 '21

I don't really know if “bitch” is the best word. I think his mistreatment of women earns “cunt”. I think if he wasn't a criminal that violates women I wouldn't have as much of a problem

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u/weeponxing Dec 07 '21

Dunno, cunts can do some pretty amazing things.

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u/InterplanetaryJanet Dec 07 '21 Yas Queen

I love how this guy who mistreats and abuses women is called insults that refer to women. Could we not?

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u/SluttyGandhi Dec 07 '21

I think his mistreatment of women earns “cunt”.

How about we go with 'asshole'? If you want to make it fancy you can try 'narcissistic, misogynistic asshole.'

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u/soggie Dec 07 '21

Trump, from the "fuck your feelings" party, got his feelings fucked.

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u/CalmRevolution Dec 07 '21

The internet sleuths

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u/Seanpat68 Dec 07 '21

She was fired for violating her companies social media policy by using the picture as her twitter and Facebook cover page. It was seen as obscene content she sued for wrongful termination but did not succeed as VA is a right to work state and employers can fire employees for any reason. There is no mention of trump calling for her to be fired just a company social media audit 8 months after the picture was taken.

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u/dutch_penguin Dec 07 '21

She said the company was displeased she had used the image as her profile picture on Twitter and Facebook, and told her it violated social media policy and could hurt the company’s reputation as a government contractor.

Briskman said she pointed out that her social media pages do not mention her employer, and that the incident happened on her own time.

www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/nov/06/woman-trump-middle-finger-fired-juli-briskman

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u/AutumnSteelFlower Dec 07 '21

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juli_Briskman

I love Googling names of public figures. It’s like a super power.

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u/HillaryApologist Dec 07 '21

There is no mention of trump calling for her to be fired just a company social media audit 8 months after the picture was taken.

You're correct that Trump didn't call for her to be fired, but I'm not sure where you got this "social media audit" story. She was fired the next week when she told her company's HR it was her in the photo, despite the fact that she pointed out a director at her company had called BLM activists "fucking libtard assholes" on his profile and didn't even get reprimanded. It was absolutely a political firing, just not one caused by the President himself.

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u/Hopeful_Table_7245 Dec 07 '21

Just adding that what you described is not “right to work” but is “at will employment”.

Right to work is nothing but union busting allowing grifters to not pay for the contract that they are benefiting from.

At will means you can fire someone for any reason that isn’t protect by federal means. Like race for example. But they don’t even have to supply a reason.

VA may be a right to work state, but right to work was not a factor here.

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u/-Kerosun- Dec 07 '21 edited Dec 07 '21 Silver Helpful

Copied from another comment (credit u/-Krast-):

This meme is mostly false and cringeworthy at that.

She wasnt pursued or fired by Trump nor did Trump try to get her fired; she worked for a military contractor and ANYONE who works for federal contractors knows you cant be openly political, especially against any current administration, because management doesn't want to potentially lose contracts.

This isnt a government rule or an admin move, this is fucking company management not wanting anything that could adversely impact the ability to retain and gain contracts.

Briskman got a copy of the photo of her flipping off Trump and put it on Facebook while simultaneously listing her employment with a military contractor. This sparked outrage from conservatives as well as other contractors and contractor employees, as it's well known you cant be so brazenly political given the contracts and reputation.

She was asked to take down her photo for 8 months and refused. She was fired after numerous requests to do so. Virginia law upheld the firing as political speech and free speech are not categorized under protected employment classes. Edit: She did win a portion of her lawsuit regarding severance when her contract stated that a fired employee gets 4 weeks severance and they only gave her 2; the judge who dismissed the wrongful termination did award her 4 weeks of severance from that portion of her lawsuit.

She appealed and lost that too.

She lost her job in 2017. She didnt displace anyone in 2018. She missed the elections that year and then ran in the 2020 elections. (correction in Edit below)

She got elected to a LOCAL county government, 3 years after her photo. She didnt displace anyone after it happened, she had to wait 2 election cycles to when the entire county started to lean slightly politically left.

Please check your memes before posting such BS.

Edit: She missed the 2017 elections, not 2018, and ran for the seat and was elected in 2019, not in 2020.

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u/12kmusic Dec 07 '21

I hate that I have to get in the comments and find this kind of explanation for everything on reddit lol

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u/seeLabmonkey2020 Dec 07 '21

I hate that I now do it with every post that has a supposedly factual basis and every time find out the damn things probably not true.

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u/PotentialFan2021 Dec 07 '21

I hate that I has to scroll past tons of comments, that are leaving opinions about something that didn’t happen, before I found this one.

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u/Royal_Opps Dec 07 '21 edited Dec 07 '21

If Trump wasn't born into wealth, he would have made an amazing police officer. Out of shape, low IQ, and one of the LARGEST egos known to man.

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u/Waddlow Dec 07 '21

This is straight up misinformation, and it just reached millions of people's eyeballs. I dislike Trump, but the truth--which still fucking matters--is that he did not demand she be fired. She worked for a contractor of the federal government, running their social media pages, and she put this picture on her own social media pages, next to the company she worked for. You can quibble on if that's a fair reason to be fired or not, but you cannot put that on Trump. Stop upvoting misinformation because it sounds good.

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u/Sheridden1 Dec 07 '21

She made a peaceful protest that harmed not one person and lost her job. Trump encouraged a mob to run riot which caused death and escapes the consequences. Wow, that’s justice .......North Korean style.

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u/BeBa420 Dec 07 '21

trump had someone fired for giving him the finger???

Is america meant to be a free country? one where you can express your discontent with the government without repercussions? isnt that like the whole reason they fought the british in the first place? (well that and the taxation of tea).

trumps a petty fucking baby

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u/IceBear_42 Dec 07 '21

Is america meant to be a free country? one where you can express your discontent with the government without repercussions?

Allegedly it is.

Realistically, it's sliding into fascism.

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u/fullyoperational Dec 07 '21

Please sir, I want off the ride

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u/FirstBankofAngmar Dec 07 '21

You can get off at any time, but it will cost you everything.

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u/CriusofCoH Dec 07 '21

Sliding with an increasingly low coefficient of friction.

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u/MurderingPMC Dec 07 '21

Copied from another comment (credit u/-Krast-):

This meme is mostly false and cringeworthy at that.

She wasnt pursued or fired by Trump nor did Trump try to get her fired; she worked for a military contractor and ANYONE who works for federal contractors knows you cant be openly political, especially against any current administration, because management doesn't want to potentially lose contracts.

This isnt a government rule or an admin move, this is fucking company management not wanting anything that could adversely impact the ability to retain and gain contracts.

Briskman got a copy of the photo of her flipping off Trump and put it on Facebook while simultaneously listing her employment with a military contractor. This sparked outrage from conservatives as well as other contractors and contractor employees, as it's well known you cant be so brazenly political given the contracts and reputation.

She was asked to take down her photo for 8 months and refused. She was fired after numerous requests to do so. Virginia law upheld the firing as political speech and free speech are not categorized uneer protected employment classes.

She appealed and lost that too.

She lost her job in 2017. She didnt displace anyone in 2018. She missed the elections that year and then ran in the 2020 elections.

She got elected to a LOCAL county government, 3 years after her photo. She didnt displace anyone after it happened, she had to wait 2 election cycles to when the entire county started to lean slightly politically left.

Please check your memes before posting such BS.

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u/rufud Dec 07 '21

No it’s lies like all posts on reddit. Tho she did win an election after this photo was taken, that part is true

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u/FFifoFFum Dec 07 '21

Epic

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u/rcw00 Dec 07 '21

The district she now represents includes the Trump golf club property that he was motorcading to that day. She was just minding her own business, out for a bike ride in her neighborhood. Makes for a great origin story.

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u/Allmightydohllah Dec 07 '21

I hope she's on the Jan 6 commission. That would be poetic

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u/LostInMyThots Dec 07 '21

She’s not in Congress. She’s on the county board of supervisors.

But she has 55k Twitter followers now so a congressional run may be very feasible

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u/Allmightydohllah Dec 07 '21

I just read her wiki. I'd vote for her.

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u/AbaloneSea7265 Dec 07 '21

I wish I had that kinda energy

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u/applebubbeline Dec 07 '21

I bet you do, in your own way.

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u/Caliveggie Dec 07 '21 edited Dec 07 '21 Wholesome

I don’t think she was fired because Donald Trump demanded it. Apparently, she made the picture of her flipping off the President her Facebook cover photo and her Twitter profile photo and she indicated where she was employed in her profile. Additionally, she managed social media for her company. I am a liberal who has worked on Democratic campaigns, and I’m not sure I disagree with her termination. What kind of judgment on social media is that?

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u/Dismal-Guidance-9901 Dec 07 '21

Apparently, her employer was also a federal contractor. Definitely can't post that stuff as a social media manager for a government contractor.

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u/ShinyZippo Dec 07 '21

What a fucking legend haha

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u/michalemabelle Dec 07 '21

Spite is a mighty powerful thing.

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u/Otherwise_Bill_5898 Dec 07 '21

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned

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u/BrokenReviews Dec 07 '21

How the fuck does POTUS get to fire an apparently Free Citizen in the Land of the Free & Brave?

Because I thought people scream that's what dictators and despots do... Please educate.

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u/Zeno_The_Alien Dec 07 '21

Nothing really to educate you on. That's exactly what dictators do. Trump and his sycophantic fan club absolutely want a dictatorship. They just want one where they are the "in-group",

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u/-Kast- Dec 07 '21 Silver Gold Helpful

This meme is mostly false and cringeworthy at that.

She wasnt pursued or fired by Trump nor did Trump try to get her fired; she worked for a military contractor and ANYONE who works for federal contractors knows you cant be openly political, especially against any current administration, because management doesn't want to potentially lose contracts.

This isnt a government rule or an admin move, this is fucking company management not wanting anything that could adversely impact the ability to retain and gain contracts.

Briskman got a copy of the photo of her flipping off Trump and put it on Facebook while simultaneously listing her employment with a military contractor. This sparked outrage from conservatives as well as other contractors and contractor employees, as it's well known you cant be so brazenly political given the contracts and reputation.

She was asked to take down her photo for 8 months and refused. She was fired after numerous requests to do so. Virginia law upheld the firing as political speech and free speech are not categorized uneer protected employment classes.

She appealed and lost that too.

She lost her job in 2017. She didnt displace anyone in 2018. She missed the elections that year and then ran in the 2020 elections.

She got elected to a LOCAL county government, 3 years after her photo. She didnt displace anyone after it happened, she had to wait 2 election cycles to when the entire county started to lean slightly politically left.

Please check your memes before posting such BS.

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u/rustle_branch Dec 07 '21 edited Dec 07 '21

Can someone show me how trump was involved? It seems like she was fired because the pic went viral

dont see anywhere in her interview with the guardian where she even implies trump had something to do with it personally or tangentially

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/nov/09/trump-middle-finger-julie-briskman-virginia

Edit: 98.5k upvotes for fake news. Yall are fucking clowns.

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u/AlbatrossSenior7107 Dec 07 '21

How the hell did she get fired and not have a MASSIVE wrongful termination suit???

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