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Should President Trump give fireside chats?

Yes
6 (35.3%)
No
6 (35.3%)
I don't care.
5 (29.4%)

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Voting closed: March 30, 2017, 02:53:02 PM

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Offline Machiavelli

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Should President Trump give fireside chats?
« on: March 16, 2017, 02:50:44 PM »
FDR was known for his fireside chats. He used them to take his message directly to the American people.

Reagan was also known for taking his message directly to the American people.

Should President Trump give his own version of fireside chats (televised, of course)?
« Last Edit: March 16, 2017, 03:25:30 PM by Machiavelli »

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Re: Should President Trump give fireside chats?
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2017, 03:09:53 PM »
I said yes. Think all presidents should.
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Re: Should President Trump give fireside chats?
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2017, 01:56:36 AM »
Bad enough I can't entirely avoid seeing or hearing him 24/7.  No thank you. 

By the way, I couldn't stomach seeing or hearing Obama either. Did my best to avoid any news story about him or his press conferences or addresses for 8 years.

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Re: Should President Trump give fireside chats?
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2017, 08:26:44 AM »
I voted yes. He's better in that setting then on Twitter, where he comes off as a nutjob. I think it would calm people on him.
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Re: Should President Trump give fireside chats?
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2017, 09:32:52 AM »
Unnecessary.  He gets the job done via Twitter.  His day is full enough without having to schedule a fireside chat.

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Re: Should President Trump give fireside chats?
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2017, 11:50:52 AM »
Too busy to report to his employers, eh?
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Re: Should President Trump give fireside chats?
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2017, 12:02:22 PM »
Don't care one way or the other.

I don't have to listen to his juvenile insulting crap.

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Re: Should President Trump give fireside chats?
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2017, 10:09:00 AM »
Trump is neither a Roosevelt nor a Reagan.  He's effed up enough with his fireside tweets; a fireside chat would end up being nothing more than a fusillade of stupidity.

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Re: Should President Trump give fireside chats?
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2017, 02:04:55 PM »
I voted "no."  It would come off as a cheap device.  Obama was always making speeches, and it got to where they lost all import.  I'd like to see a President just shut up and do his job for a while.  And no, I don't much care for the tweeting late at night either.  I don't think it's helping.

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Re: Should President Trump give fireside chats?
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2017, 08:37:03 PM »
  I don't care, I'll read about it here.  It would be a fire hazard though with all that hair spray in proximity of fire.
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Re: Should President Trump give fireside chats?
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2017, 02:32:14 AM »
Absolutely not. If you think the liberals are having fits now, just wait until the ecowhackos started ranting about burning fossil fuels or even Treeeeeees!
They'd be howling about how Trump was personally bringing doom to humanity (and the planet)!
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Re: Should President Trump give fireside chats?
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2017, 01:50:29 PM »
Now if I can convince those kids to get off my lawn.....


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Re: Should President Trump give fireside chats?
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2017, 06:08:15 PM »
@Cyber Liberty

Try this and one strand of wire or string. If you don't spend a lot on a fence, it makes them wonder if there is no real need to.
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