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5th Dec '16 8:45:46 AM JulianLapostat
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* Creator/DonaldTrump wasn't the only figure like this during the 2016 election. The Democratic opposition, UsefulNotes/HilaryClinton, was similarly quite controversial, yet was all but assumed to be in the lead for the election up until RealityEnsued the night of the election. This was despite the fact that she was investigated twice by the FBI for mishandling classified documents and having a near constant leak of behind the scenes emails from the campaign that painted less than flattering pictures of how her campaign was being operated, up to and including the democratic party fixing the primary election for her nomination. While she still lost to Donald Trump, she won the popular vote [[note]]The Presidential Election uses electors selected at the state level popular vote, not a national popular vote. Hilary won the popularity of the entire nation, where as Donald Trump won the popularity of more states.[[/note]].
5th Dec '16 6:48:33 AM hszmv1
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* Creator/DonaldTrump wasn't the only figure like this during the 2016 election. The Democratic opposition, UsefulNotes/HilaryClinton, was similarly quite controversial, yet was all but assumed to be in the lead for the election up until RealityEnsued the night of the election. This was despite the fact that she was investigated twice by the FBI for mishandling classified documents and having a near constant leak of behind the scenes emails from the campaign that painted less than flattering pictures of how her campaign was being operated, up to and including the democratic party fixing the primary election for her nomination. While she still lost to Donald Trump, she won the popular vote [[note]]The Presidential Election uses electors selected at the state level popular vote, not a national popular vote. Hilary won the popularity of the entire nation, where as Donald Trump won the popularity of more states.[[/note]].
9th Nov '16 10:46:17 AM TheRoguePenguin
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* Creator/DonaldTrump, over the years, cultivated a large, boisterous, attack-anything-that-moves, take-no-prisoners personality. When he entered the Republican race for President in 2015, he quickly shot to the top of the polls, and stayed there even after insulting Creator/FoxNewsChannel anchor Megyn Kelly, then expecting ''her'' to apologize to ''him''. This is only one of many things to follow, none of which proved capable of eroding his support in any meaningful fashion. Trump himself pointed this out, saying that he could shoot somebody in the middle of 5th Avenue and not lose any voters. Many note that he's even more Teflon than Ronald Reagan, getting away with stuff that even Reagan wouldn't walk away from. This is usually attributed to the volume of his gaffes; any one gaffe would sink a campaign, but Trump did many on a regular basis and was so unapologetic about it that others couldn't make him look any worse. During the general election, he continued to brazenly break even more taboos to the extent that he even drove many Republicans to outright refuse to vote for him and normal Republican donors refused to support him. His reputation took a major hit following the leak of footage of Trump taken during filming for ''Access Hollywood'', in which he made highly lewd comments about women which were seen as predatory and impossible to be spun into conservative rhetoric which drew widespread condemnation from the Republican party and even those in his own campaign, leading to a historic loss of support from conservatives (including several well known GOP politicians like John [=McCain=] and Paul Ryan). This was followed by a significant drop in the polls and he came to the Presidential Election as the distinct underdog and yet, defying all polls, all predictions and all expectations, he won the 2016 US Presidency at 276-218 winning major swing-states (Florida, Ohio) and even Democrat stronghold Pennsylvania, and he even won the popular vote.

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* Creator/DonaldTrump, over the years, cultivated a large, boisterous, attack-anything-that-moves, take-no-prisoners personality. When he entered the Republican race for President in 2015, he quickly shot to the top of the polls, and stayed there even after insulting Creator/FoxNewsChannel anchor Megyn Kelly, then expecting ''her'' to apologize to ''him''. This is only one of many things to follow, none of which proved capable of eroding his support in any meaningful fashion. Trump himself pointed this out, saying that he could shoot somebody in the middle of 5th Avenue and not lose any voters. Many note that he's even more Teflon than Ronald Reagan, getting away with stuff that even Reagan wouldn't walk away from. This is usually attributed to the volume of his gaffes; any one gaffe would sink a campaign, but Trump did many on a regular basis and was so unapologetic about it that others couldn't make him look any worse. During the general election, he continued to brazenly break even more taboos to the extent that he even drove many Republicans to outright refuse to vote for him and normal Republican donors refused to support him. His reputation took a major hit following the leak of footage of Trump taken during filming for ''Access Hollywood'', in which he made highly lewd comments about women which were seen as predatory and impossible to be spun into conservative rhetoric which drew widespread condemnation from the Republican party and even those in his own campaign, leading to a historic loss of support from conservatives (including several well known GOP politicians like John [=McCain=] and Paul Ryan). This was followed by a significant drop in the polls and he came to the Presidential Election as the distinct underdog and yet, defying all polls, all predictions and all expectations, he won the 2016 US Presidency at 276-218 Presidency, winning major swing-states (Florida, Ohio) and even Democrat stronghold Pennsylvania, and he even won the popular vote.Pennsylvania.
9th Nov '16 12:12:30 AM JulianLapostat
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* Creator/DonaldTrump, over the years, cultivated a large, boisterous, attack-anything-that-moves, take-no-prisoners personality. When he entered the Republican race for President in 2015, he quickly shot to the top of the polls, and stayed there even after insulting Creator/FoxNewsChannel anchor Megyn Kelly, then expecting ''her'' to apologize to ''him''. This is only one of many things to follow, none of which proved capable of eroding his support in any meaningful fashion. Trump himself pointed this out, saying that he could shoot somebody in the middle of 5th Avenue and not lose any voters. Many note that he's even more Teflon than Ronald Reagan, getting away with stuff that even Reagan wouldn't walk away from. This is usually attributed to the volume of his gaffes; any one gaffe would sink a campaign, but Trump did many on a regular basis and was so unapologetic about it that others couldn't make him look any worse. During the general election, however, this strategy proved less than effective, putting off voters who didn't already support him, including many Republicans who outright refused to vote for him and normal Republican donors refusing to support him. His reputation took a major hit following the leak of footage of Trump taken during filming for ''Access Hollywood'', in which he made highly lewd comments about women which were seen as predatory and impossible to be spun into conservative rhetoric. This drew widespread condemnation from the Republican party and even those in his own campaign, leading to a historic loss of support from conservatives (including several well known GOP politicians like John [=McCain=] and Paul Ryan). This was followed by a significant drop in the polls. While it failed to completely derail his campaign, it significantly diminished his chances of winning the election.

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* Creator/DonaldTrump, over the years, cultivated a large, boisterous, attack-anything-that-moves, take-no-prisoners personality. When he entered the Republican race for President in 2015, he quickly shot to the top of the polls, and stayed there even after insulting Creator/FoxNewsChannel anchor Megyn Kelly, then expecting ''her'' to apologize to ''him''. This is only one of many things to follow, none of which proved capable of eroding his support in any meaningful fashion. Trump himself pointed this out, saying that he could shoot somebody in the middle of 5th Avenue and not lose any voters. Many note that he's even more Teflon than Ronald Reagan, getting away with stuff that even Reagan wouldn't walk away from. This is usually attributed to the volume of his gaffes; any one gaffe would sink a campaign, but Trump did many on a regular basis and was so unapologetic about it that others couldn't make him look any worse. During the general election, however, this strategy proved less than effective, putting off voters who didn't already support him, including he continued to brazenly break even more taboos to the extent that he even drove many Republicans who to outright refused refuse to vote for him and normal Republican donors refusing refused to support him. His reputation took a major hit following the leak of footage of Trump taken during filming for ''Access Hollywood'', in which he made highly lewd comments about women which were seen as predatory and impossible to be spun into conservative rhetoric. This rhetoric which drew widespread condemnation from the Republican party and even those in his own campaign, leading to a historic loss of support from conservatives (including several well known GOP politicians like John [=McCain=] and Paul Ryan). This was followed by a significant drop in the polls. While it failed polls and he came to completely derail his campaign, it significantly diminished his chances of the Presidential Election as the distinct underdog and yet, defying all polls, all predictions and all expectations, he won the 2016 US Presidency at 276-218 winning major swing-states (Florida, Ohio) and even Democrat stronghold Pennsylvania, and he even won the election.popular vote.
14th Oct '16 11:41:56 PM dmcreif
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* Creator/DonaldTrump, over the years, has cultivated a large, boisterous, attack-anything-that-moves, take-no-prisoners personality. When he entered the Republican race for President in 2015, he quickly shot to the top of the polls, and stayed there even after insulting Creator/FoxNewsChannel anchor Megyn Kelly, then expecting ''her'' to apologize to ''him''. This is only one of many things to follow, none of which proved capable of eroding his support in any meaningful fashion. Trump himself pointed this out, saying that he could shoot somebody in the middle of 5th Avenue and not lose any voters. Many note that he's even more Teflon than Ronald Reagan, getting away with stuff that even Reagan wouldn't walk away from. This is usually attributed to the volume of his gaffes; any one gaffe would sink a campaign, but Trump does so many and is so unapologetic about it that they simply can't make him look any worse. During the general election, however, this strategy proved less than effective, putting off voters who didn't already support him, including many Republicans who outright refuse to vote for him and normal Republican donors refusing to support him. His reputation took a major hit following the leak of footage of Trump taken during filming for ''Access Hollywood'', in which he made highly lewd comments about women which were seen as predatory and impossible to be spun into conservative rhetoric. This drew widespread condemnation from the Republican party and even those in his own campaign, leading to a historic loss of support from conservatives (including several well known GOP Politicians like John [=McCain=] and Paul Ryan). This was followed by a significant drop in the polls. While it failed to completely derail his campaign, his electoral prospects are extremely grim.

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* Creator/DonaldTrump, over the years, has cultivated a large, boisterous, attack-anything-that-moves, take-no-prisoners personality. When he entered the Republican race for President in 2015, he quickly shot to the top of the polls, and stayed there even after insulting Creator/FoxNewsChannel anchor Megyn Kelly, then expecting ''her'' to apologize to ''him''. This is only one of many things to follow, none of which proved capable of eroding his support in any meaningful fashion. Trump himself pointed this out, saying that he could shoot somebody in the middle of 5th Avenue and not lose any voters. Many note that he's even more Teflon than Ronald Reagan, getting away with stuff that even Reagan wouldn't walk away from. This is usually attributed to the volume of his gaffes; any one gaffe would sink a campaign, but Trump does so did many on a regular basis and is was so unapologetic about it that they simply can't others couldn't make him look any worse. During the general election, however, this strategy proved less than effective, putting off voters who didn't already support him, including many Republicans who outright refuse refused to vote for him and normal Republican donors refusing to support him. His reputation took a major hit following the leak of footage of Trump taken during filming for ''Access Hollywood'', in which he made highly lewd comments about women which were seen as predatory and impossible to be spun into conservative rhetoric. This drew widespread condemnation from the Republican party and even those in his own campaign, leading to a historic loss of support from conservatives (including several well known GOP Politicians politicians like John [=McCain=] and Paul Ryan). This was followed by a significant drop in the polls. While it failed to completely derail his campaign, it significantly diminished his electoral prospects are extremely grim.chances of winning the election.
13th Oct '16 12:12:54 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* Creator/DonaldTrump, over the years, has cultivated a large, boisterous, attack-anything-that-moves, take-no-prisoners personality. When he entered the Republican race for President in 2015, he quickly shot to the top of the polls, and stayed there even after insulting Creator/FoxNewsChannel anchor Megyn Kelly, then expecting ''her'' to apologize to ''him''. This is only one of many things to follow, none of which proved capable of eroding his support in any meaningful fashion. Trump himself pointed this out, saying that he could shoot somebody in the middle of 5th Avenue and not lose any voters. Many note that he's even more Teflon than Ronald Reagan, getting away with stuff that even Reagan wouldn't walk away from. This is usually attributed to the volume of his gaffes; any one gaffe would sink a campaign, but Trump does so many and is so unapologetic about it that they simply can't make him look any worse. However, while this strategy served him well in the primaries, since the Republicans are running against each other, in the general election it has proven off-putting to the voters who didn't already support him, including many Republicans who outright refuse to vote for him and normal Republican donors refusing to support him. The image was likely shattered for good in October once of a video from 2005 in which Trump made highly lewd comments about women on the set of ''Access Hollywood'' was leaked; [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment To put it simply]], unlike his previous remarks about women, Trump's comments were seen as predatory and impossible to be spun into conservative rhetoric, making him more unpopular than ever in liberals' eyes and leading to a historic loss of support from conservatives (including several well known GOP Politicians like John [=McCain=] and Paul Ryan). Coupled with a poor campaign infrastructure, Trump is the clear underdog of the election to Hillary Clinton.

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* Creator/DonaldTrump, over the years, has cultivated a large, boisterous, attack-anything-that-moves, take-no-prisoners personality. When he entered the Republican race for President in 2015, he quickly shot to the top of the polls, and stayed there even after insulting Creator/FoxNewsChannel anchor Megyn Kelly, then expecting ''her'' to apologize to ''him''. This is only one of many things to follow, none of which proved capable of eroding his support in any meaningful fashion. Trump himself pointed this out, saying that he could shoot somebody in the middle of 5th Avenue and not lose any voters. Many note that he's even more Teflon than Ronald Reagan, getting away with stuff that even Reagan wouldn't walk away from. This is usually attributed to the volume of his gaffes; any one gaffe would sink a campaign, but Trump does so many and is so unapologetic about it that they simply can't make him look any worse. However, while During the general election, however, this strategy served him well in the primaries, since the Republicans are running against each other, in the general election it has proven off-putting to the proved less than effective, putting off voters who didn't already support him, including many Republicans who outright refuse to vote for him and normal Republican donors refusing to support him. The image was likely shattered His reputation took a major hit following the leak of footage of Trump taken during filming for good in October once of a video from 2005 ''Access Hollywood'', in which Trump he made highly lewd comments about women on the set of ''Access Hollywood'' was leaked; [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment To put it simply]], unlike his previous remarks about women, Trump's comments which were seen as predatory and impossible to be spun into conservative rhetoric, making him more unpopular than ever in liberals' eyes rhetoric. This drew widespread condemnation from the Republican party and even those in his own campaign, leading to a historic loss of support from conservatives (including several well known GOP Politicians like John [=McCain=] and Paul Ryan). Coupled with This was followed by a poor campaign infrastructure, Trump is significant drop in the clear underdog of the election polls. While it failed to Hillary Clinton.completely derail his campaign, his electoral prospects are extremely grim.
11th Oct '16 7:34:11 PM LaptopGuy
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* Creator/DonaldTrump, over the years, has cultivated a large, boisterous, attack-anything-that-moves, take-no-prisoners personality. When he entered the Republican race for President in 2015, he quickly shot to the top of the polls, and stayed there even after insulting Creator/FoxNewsChannel anchor Megyn Kelly, then expecting ''her'' to apologize to ''him''. This is only one of many things to follow, none of which proved capable of eroding his support in any meaningful fashion. Trump himself pointed this out, saying that he could shoot somebody in the middle of 5th Avenue and not lose any voters. Many note that he's even more Teflon than Ronald Reagan, getting away with stuff that even Reagan wouldn't walk away from. This is usually attributed to the volume of his gaffes; any one gaffe would sink a campaign, but Trump does so many and is so unapologetic about it that they simply can't make him look any worse. However, while this strategy served him well in the primaries, since the Republicans are running against each other, in the general election it has proven off-putting to the voters who didn't already support him, including many Republicans who outright refuse to vote for him and normal Republican donors refusing to support him. Coupled with a poor campaign infrastructure, Trump is the clear underdog of the election.

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* Creator/DonaldTrump, over the years, has cultivated a large, boisterous, attack-anything-that-moves, take-no-prisoners personality. When he entered the Republican race for President in 2015, he quickly shot to the top of the polls, and stayed there even after insulting Creator/FoxNewsChannel anchor Megyn Kelly, then expecting ''her'' to apologize to ''him''. This is only one of many things to follow, none of which proved capable of eroding his support in any meaningful fashion. Trump himself pointed this out, saying that he could shoot somebody in the middle of 5th Avenue and not lose any voters. Many note that he's even more Teflon than Ronald Reagan, getting away with stuff that even Reagan wouldn't walk away from. This is usually attributed to the volume of his gaffes; any one gaffe would sink a campaign, but Trump does so many and is so unapologetic about it that they simply can't make him look any worse. However, while this strategy served him well in the primaries, since the Republicans are running against each other, in the general election it has proven off-putting to the voters who didn't already support him, including many Republicans who outright refuse to vote for him and normal Republican donors refusing to support him. The image was likely shattered for good in October once of a video from 2005 in which Trump made highly lewd comments about women on the set of ''Access Hollywood'' was leaked; [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment To put it simply]], unlike his previous remarks about women, Trump's comments were seen as predatory and impossible to be spun into conservative rhetoric, making him more unpopular than ever in liberals' eyes and leading to a historic loss of support from conservatives (including several well known GOP Politicians like John [=McCain=] and Paul Ryan). Coupled with a poor campaign infrastructure, Trump is the clear underdog of the election.election to Hillary Clinton.
8th Sep '16 5:53:51 PM TheRoguePenguin
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8th Sep '16 5:53:41 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* DonaldTrump, over the years, has cultivated a large, boisterous, attack-anything-that-moves, take-no-prisoners personality, such that when he entered the Republican race for President in 2015, he quickly shot to the top of the polls, and stayed there even after insulting Creator/FoxNewsChannel anchor Megyn Kelly, then expecting ''her'' to apologize to ''him''. Many note that he's even more Teflon than Ronald Reagan, getting away with stuff that even Reagan wouldn't walk away from. Though in 2016 this is becoming less true with many Republicans outright refusing to vote for him(some even going so far as to de-register themselves), and with news that his campaign is broke and won't be able to afford to run ads through the summer(due to many prominent Republicans donors, including the Koch brothers, refusing to give him any money), his teflon status is slowly starting to decrease.
** Early in the campaign, even Trump himself was astonished by this, saying that he could shoot somebody in the middle of 5th Avenue and not lose any voters.

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* DonaldTrump, Creator/DonaldTrump, over the years, has cultivated a large, boisterous, attack-anything-that-moves, take-no-prisoners personality, such that when personality. When he entered the Republican race for President in 2015, he quickly shot to the top of the polls, and stayed there even after insulting Creator/FoxNewsChannel anchor Megyn Kelly, then expecting ''her'' to apologize to ''him''.''him''. This is only one of many things to follow, none of which proved capable of eroding his support in any meaningful fashion. Trump himself pointed this out, saying that he could shoot somebody in the middle of 5th Avenue and not lose any voters. Many note that he's even more Teflon than Ronald Reagan, getting away with stuff that even Reagan wouldn't walk away from. Though in 2016 This is usually attributed to the volume of his gaffes; any one gaffe would sink a campaign, but Trump does so many and is so unapologetic about it that they simply can't make him look any worse. However, while this is becoming less true with strategy served him well in the primaries, since the Republicans are running against each other, in the general election it has proven off-putting to the voters who didn't already support him, including many Republicans who outright refuse to vote for him and normal Republican donors refusing to vote for him(some even going so far as to de-register themselves), and support him. Coupled with news that his a poor campaign is broke and won't be able to afford to run ads through the summer(due to many prominent Republicans donors, including the Koch brothers, refusing to give him any money), his teflon status is slowly starting to decrease.
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6th Sep '16 1:34:56 PM Eagal
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* Whereas his ''[[Series/TheMickeyMouseClub Mickey Mouse Club]]'' costars Music/BritneySpears and Music/ChristinaAguilera (the former more than the latter) had to struggle with the expectations of ContractualPurity, add had nearly every Creator/{{Disney}} star to come after them, Music/JustinTimberlake has proven scandal-proof. Look no further than "[[ScandalGate Nipplegate]]", the infamous Super Bowl halftime show performance that popularized the term "{{wardrobe malfunction}}". In the performance JT and Music/JanetJackson performed a duet on one of ''his'' songs, featuring the line "gonna have you naked by the end of this song", and he removed a piece of her outfit, revealing her breast. (The real malfunction was that the pasty that was supposed to be underneath came off with it and so the nipple ended up showing.) Jackson was dogged by the scandal for a long time, but Timberlake's part in it was more or less forgotten after a week and he went on to make songs with even ''more'' suggestive lyrics and then sing about his "Dick in a Box" on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''.

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* Whereas his ''[[Series/TheMickeyMouseClub Mickey Mouse Club]]'' costars Music/BritneySpears and Music/ChristinaAguilera (the former more than the latter) had to struggle with the expectations of ContractualPurity, add had as have nearly every Creator/{{Disney}} star to come after them, Music/JustinTimberlake has proven scandal-proof. Look no further than "[[ScandalGate Nipplegate]]", the infamous Super Bowl halftime show performance that popularized the term "{{wardrobe malfunction}}". In the performance JT and Music/JanetJackson performed a duet on one of ''his'' songs, featuring the line "gonna have you naked by the end of this song", and he removed a piece of her outfit, revealing her breast. (The real malfunction was that the pasty that was supposed to be underneath came off with it and so the nipple ended up showing.) Jackson was dogged by the scandal for a long time, but Timberlake's part in it was more or less forgotten after a week and he went on to make songs with even ''more'' suggestive lyrics and then sing about his "Dick in a Box" on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''.
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