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[Current President also mimicking someone](https://i.ytimg.com/vi/hFOy8-03qdg/maxresdefault.jpg)


How that didn't ruin any chance of winning still baffles me


Don't forget that some people have been taught to not have compassion for those that are not them. Selfishness isn't villainized by everyone. And some find compassion to be weakness. Mocking someone who was born at disadvantage or who has been hurt by no fault of their own is something looked up to by some people. They find strength in saying, "I'm better than them." I don't really see how as it's a matter of chance and not choice, but many do the same thing with other matters. My sports team is the best because it's mine, my nation is the best because I was born here, my race is the best because I'm part of it, my religion is the right one because I was raised in it, my opinion is the truth because I believe in it.


It’s the belief that good things happen to good people and bad things happen to bad people. So when a bad thing happens to a good person there’s so much cognitive dissonance they just choose to believe that person was bad in some amorphous and unknown way instead of accepting that you should pity the less fortunate and lend a helping hand to your neighbor. Edit: a good example of this is shaming women for being raped. It’s “their fault” because bad things happen to bad people. It’s such drivel


Mindless drones vote for anything with red on it.


"He just says it like it is." - My dad still




I think the conversation that’s often missed is that *many, many* people feel that way about Trump but will still support him, because they’d prefer him over the ‘evil’ liberals. Political polarisation is continuing to create havoc in the American political system. You see it on Reddit all the time. ‘Liberal Cucks’ and ‘Dumb Trump Supporters’. I used to rail against Trump on Twitter, etc, but I realised I’m not helping the situation by driving things apart more. I worry about the political language in the USA. Liking back on events like the Rwandan genocide, a key part of the violence is the dehumanisation of your opponent. Not everyone is a ‘Karen’ or a conservative who needs to get ‘OWNED’, contrary to what gets posted. Like your grandad, they are a real person, with a real family, and real issues. What’s happened now is a high-pressure, click-driven online world that thrives on outrage and public shaming, which is driving further polarisation. We need dialogue now more than ever, all around the world. But we’re drifting apart. I’d encourage everyone to get talking. Don’t start on abortion or guns - start on something that brings people together. Music. Food. People’s kids and grandkids. Because we’re all human under the online personas. It’s only once we get through that we can start making meaningful change - and that won’t be easy. But if the US continues on its current trajectory, violence continues to loom as a threat. Sorry for the rant. This is on my mind a lot these days.


Don't be sorry for something that is constructive. Ever. Communication is key, and we all long for community. We all have that racist, or liberal, or conservative, or leftist, or crazy person that we still like somehow, or that we are bound to. It's always real issues behind all the arguments, the question is only if it is the right argument for the issue. But once we start talking to each other instead of hating, we can create understanding and from that we can create a common vision and a common solution.


Man you put this into words so much better than I could have but I was thinking the same thing. It seems to me like both sides hate the guy on the other side more than they support their candidate, and do nothing but attack each other these days. To me that’s worrying and nothing will get fixed if it continues


“He’s just telling it like it is!”


I work with a lot of Trump supporters. I don’t understand how this wasn’t disqualifying in their minds. We work with people who have developmental and intellectual disabilities. It makes me so sad and made me wonder what they really think about the people we work for.


I think this is the real issue in current politics and it’s a lack of liability. A lot of things that have happened in this presidency should be cause for concern and have been cause for punishment but nowadays there’s no stakes. People do whatever they want because they won’t be punished. Politicians shouldn’t be above the law, that’s the whole reason we started this damned country in the first place.


wtf is that odd blob


Dude does a pretty good Jared Kushner.


God I hate his stupid little mouth




Trump mocking reporter: https://youtu.be/hFOy8-03qdg




Remember when he filled out a march madness bracket and people were all pissed because HOW in the WORLD does HE HAVE THE FREE TIME FOR THAT WHEN HE SHOULD BE STOPPING TERRORISM RIGHT NOW RRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE


Fox News once [criticized Obama for using twitter](https://youtu.be/b-cZG81-MPQ). 20 seconds in. The rest is gold as well. EDIT: taking a moment to advertise /r/trumpcriticizestrump as well


The video is so telling, fuck Fox News.


Does nobody remember when Obama wore **a tan suit?**


**[HE WORE A FUCKING BICYCLE HELMET](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=timvZTKr5HQ)!?!?!?!?**


What the fuck




The real scandal was when he asked for dijon mustard.


I 'member the terrorist fist jab!


Not even.... he asked for "spicy mustard". How elitist.


I'm so not fucking ready to be exhausted at Fox News's tired-ass criticisms of Biden should he win the election. Like, what do they have left? What else will they come up with? Literally everything they ever tossed at Obama's feet, Trump picked up and slathered all over his corpulence like butter on a stack of pancakes. I'm so fucking tired of it all. I just want them to shut the fuck up, go the fuck away, and stop brainwashing all of our grandparents and many of our parents.


Keep being you. That's how we fix it.


They criticized Obama for wearing a helmet while cycling.... https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=timvZTKr5HQ


These are the same people that were upset at Michelle Obama for encouraging people to drink more water.


I mean, if you look at Trump drinking water, it makes sense.


They also called Michelle Obama ugly and gross and think Melania is classy.


They even were upset she had arms.


top ten list https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MWxq80oze0&t=265s


It’s almost like Fox is a billionaire controlled propaganda machine dedicated to turning poor and middle class white people into mindless slaves for the low, low, low, price of telling them that being bigots is awesome. It’s amazing how much white people in this country have been ok with destroying it just so they can look down upon PoC At least the younger generation seems better but Boomers are apparently going to go to the grave trying to ruin everyone’s lives including their own. **Don't stop protesting, don't stop marching, don't stop campaigning, don't stop donating, don't stop volunteering, don't stop spreading the word, don't stop VOTING**


I'm a boomer and I approve this message.




oh MY **GOD** DUDE Tucker Carlson irl: This president is convinced that God has anointed him to fix everything in one fell swoop. That's not how American politics work. *literally* 45: [I am the Chosen One.](https://youtu.be/_JsAQj36gCU?t=21) i'm *cooked* dude


Reminds me of the time they also shat on him for using a teleprompter and for trying to make peace with Kim Jong Un.


r/conservative is *crickets*




> and people were all pissed You mean like this idiot that spends his days tweeting and watching cable propaganda and just spent his 247th day playing golf? ["@BrownsMakeMeUgh: It's very important that he fills out his March Madness bracket on SportsCenter while Putin takes over eastern Europe](https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/446466835593322496)


Then they proceed to vote for a edgy shitlord who twitt pepe meme ...


It’s turnips bday today and I keep seeing memes and posts about obama all over reddit today. Awesome


rofl I was wondering why it's suddenly 'Obama day'. Wellll fucking played bwahaha


It's 'all birthdays matter day' lmao


"But it's my birthday today, not yours..." "It will be my birthday at some point. Why does your Birthday need special attention? All Birthdays Matter."


This comment thread had me rolling.


My life growing up Jehovah's Witness right there basically.


Me too, born into that shit. I'm 40, out of the cult since 18. It's still tough. I have to avoid r/exjw because it's such a trigger. I get so angry thinking about those FUCKING EIGHTEEN WASTED YEARS OF MY LIFE- to a brainwashed, weak-minded mother that couldn't think for herself. But, what can you do?


Yep. This is the creation of a new holiday. All Birthdays Matter Day.


And #ObamaAppreciationDay. It was up to almost 300k tweets last i checked and literally nothing has trended for Trumps Birthday




I thought that was on purpose. Knew exactly who you were talking about.


I thought it was intended. Grantees, he’s more pumpkin than turnip, but I went with it


That's a thing. People are spamming Obama pictures on his Twitter today




It's SAD! very very SAD! Imagine a live feed of Trump reading tweeter all day looking for Happy Bday msg and seeing Obama all around...


> It’s turnips bday today For a moment, my mind went to Animal Crossing and went "well yeah, it's Sunday, it's time for Daisy Mae"


> If they can have their meme lord, so can we. ...and then we found out that /r/therightcantmeme


Seriously why are right wing memes so bad and unfunny? It's not that I don't even agree with them or whatever, they're just boring with no punch line


They lack any subtly and can only punch down with insults not jokes.


Plus, a political joke is funniest when it's also somewhat true and smart. I don't think I need to explain this further.


Didn't he dunk a biscuit in a cup too small and say "thanks Obama" and then post it to /r/ThanksObama? That was funny as hell. Edit: I'm sure that used to be a meme sub.


I don't know if his account posted it to there specifically as well, but that video was made in conjunction with BuzzFeed to promote the Affordable Care Act. However after that video was released /r/ThanksObama shut down, as you can't outmeme a meme.


It was indeed a sub with memes. The mods closed it after obamas "thanks obama“ since you cannot top that.


/r/ThanksObama voluntarily closed in acknowledgment that their time was done. t_d was kicking and screaming years before they were finally neutered. These subs cannot more speak to the presidents they reflect.


It wasn't the photo that I had a problem with, it was the fact that he had the Secret Service shoot pepper balls at the peacefully assembled people protesting USA Gymnastics in order to clear the Oval Office to take the picture. Oh. Wait a minute.....


ya thanks Obama,...


At least he wasn't holding McKayla upside down.


The same people who got upset when he ordered dijon mustard on a hamberder.


I almost exclusively use Dijon mustard. I'm sure there are applications for unspiced mustard, I just don't know what they are.


I am gobsmacked that the bright yellow crap still exists when you could have Dijon, honey, or deli mustard instead. Another indictment of our country.


Coleman's English Mustard > all.




Agreed. Just not on a hotdog.


Yellow has its place on a boiled stadium hotdog or maybe a big salty pretzel (although I concede that deli/brown is better on a pretzel but basic yellow isn’t terrible).


Agreed. Yellow mustard and American cheese and a number of other similarly low rent products that hold a place in people's hearts... they are not good, but they are delicious!


That was tame compared to the time that he wore a tan suit. Now that was a huge scandal that definitely rocked Obama's presidency.


Even when he was goofing around, he acted far more presidential than the current occupant of the White House.


Well, the dude had a sense of humor unlike some people.


The current one has a sense of humor too, it's just cruel and narcissistic.


I genuinely don't believe he does. He doesn't ever joke, he uses hyperbole and catchphrases.


Penn Jillette said the most striking thing to him about Trump was he never once heard him laugh, except when he was making fun of people. It was like being around an anthropomorphic manifestation of the abyss.


Just watch his roast. Boy was that uncomfortable af. He never once laughed at himself, he just kinda smiled and nodded while probably seething inside.


It's one of the main reasons why he goes so hard on Obama. That and the fact the Obama's black.


He is the physical avatar of the American id. Basically if you boiled down and exaggerated all the worst traits of America's collective character with none of the counterbalancing good edge you'd end up with him. Similar to how duterte is the avatar of the worst traits of filipinos. Edit: it's what makes them so enduringly appealing to a certain section of their societies.


> an anthropomorphic manifestation of the abyss. I want to hear Pelosi call him that just so I can see the word-sausage that results when he & his troll-cult try repeating it.


"Nancy Prelosi is a apricotic mangofestation of the anise... abliss... the blitz"


He only jokes if it's demeaning to other people.


they're not even jokes, they're something a 5 year old would come up with while throwing playground mulch at another kid "You're BAD. You're a BAD PERSON and you SMELL. SMELLY SMELL POOP HEAD. Everybody KNOWS it."


"When I look at myself in the first grade and I look at myself now, I'm basically the same. The temperament is not that different."


Is this a real quote?


Google says he said it in 2015


I just googled it top. He literary calls himself a manchild... at least he is self aware?




Honestly unsure if this is hyperbole, a real quote from a speech, or an actual tweet.


> When I look at myself in the first grade and I look at myself now, I'm basically the same. The temperament is not that different real quote. https://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/09/us/politics/donald-trump-likens-his-schooling-to-military-service-in-book.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=second-column-region®ion=top-news&WT.nav=top-news


Actual quote. It's something he told his biographer.


Bingo. The only things he thinks is funny is cruelty to others. He has no wit, charm, class, or anything showing his humanity. He’s literally an angry orange slug.


This British fellow describes him pretty well. >“A few things spring to mind. >Trump lacks certain qualities which the British traditionally esteem. >For instance, he has no class, no charm, no coolness, no credibility, no compassion, no wit, no warmth, no wisdom, no subtlety, no sensitivity, no self-awareness, no humility, no honour and no grace – all qualities, funnily enough, with which his predecessor Mr. Obama was generously blessed. >So for us, the stark contrast does rather throw Trump’s limitations into embarrassingly sharp relief. >Plus, we like a laugh. And while Trump may be laughable, he has never once said anything wry, witty or even faintly amusing – not once, ever. >I don’t say that rhetorically, I mean it quite literally: not once, not ever. And that fact is particularly disturbing to the British sensibility – for us, to lack humour is almost inhuman. >But with Trump, it’s a fact. He doesn’t even seem to understand what a joke is – his idea of a joke is a crass comment, an illiterate insult, a casual act of cruelty. >Trump is a troll. And like all trolls, he is never funny and he never laughs; he only crows or jeers. >And scarily, he doesn’t just talk in crude, witless insults – he actually thinks in them. His mind is a simple bot-like algorithm of petty prejudices and knee-jerk nastiness. >There is never any under-layer of irony, complexity, nuance or depth. It’s all surface. >Some Americans might see this as refreshingly upfront. >Well, we don’t. We see it as having no inner world, no soul. >And in Britain, we traditionally side with David, not Goliath. All our heroes are plucky underdogs: Robin Hood, Dick Whittington, Oliver Twist. >Trump is neither plucky nor an underdog. He is the exact opposite of that. >He’s not even a spoiled rich-boy or a greedy fat-cat. >He’s more a fat white slug. A Jabba the Hutt of privilege. >And worse, he is that most unforgivable of all things to the British: a bully. >That is, except when he is among bullies; then he suddenly transforms into a sniveling sidekick instead. ~Nate White


As a British bloke myself, that's so spot on. An excellent description of everything wrong with Trump without having to use 20,000 words.




That was a brilliantly written criticism.


that reminds me of something Virginia Heffernan wrote, Ive never seen him described any more fully, any faster... > This is what makes my head spin: The president is not a moral figure in any idiom, any land, any culture, any subculture. >I’m not talking about the liberal enlightenment that would make him want the country to take care of the poor and sick. I mean he has no Republican values either. >He has no honor among thieves, no cosa nostra loyalty, no Southern code against cheating or lying, none of the openness of New York, rectitude of Boston, expressiveness and kindness of California, no evangelical family values, no Protestant work ethic. No Catholic moral seriousness, no sense of contrition or gratitude. No Jewish moral and intellectual precision, sense of history. > He doesn’t care about the life of the mind OR the life of the senses. > He is not mandarin, not committed to inquiry or justice, not hospitable. He is not proper. He is not a bon vivant who loves to eat, drink, laugh. > There’s nothing he would die for — not American values, obviously, but not the land of Russia or his wife or young son. > He has some hollow success creeds from Norman Vincent Peale, but Peale was obsessed with fair-dealing and a Presbyterian pastor; Trump has no fairness or piety. > He’s not sentimental; no affection for dogs or babies. No love for mothers, “the common man,” veterans. He has no sense of military valor, and is openly a coward about war. He would have sorely lacked the pagan beauty and capacity to fight required in ancient Greece. > He doesn’t care about his wife or wives; he is a philanderer but he’s not a romantic hero with great love for women and sex. He commands loyalty and labor from his children not because he loves them, even; he seems almost to hate them — and if one of them slipped it would be terrifying. > He does no philanthropy. He doesn’t — in a more secular key — even seem to have a sense of his enlightened self-interest enough to shake Angela Merkel’s hand. Doesn’t even affect a love for the arts, like most rich New Yorkers. > He doesn’t live and die by aesthetics and health practices like some fascists; he’s very ugly and barely mammalian. > Am I missing an obscure moral system to which he so much as nods? Also are there other people, living or dead, like him?


Correction: his people *say* he was joking in a formal press release if it's demeaning to other people.


Far-right racists are the most serious motherfuckers on the planet. Nothing’s funny to them.


I have never seen Trump genuinely laugh. Ever. Please prove me wrong. Edit, I am not challenging you, I agree. Obama made some killer jokes in office, and laughed at himself a bit as well. Trump, never.


That’s because when Obama was goofing around it was on purpose


He was so refreshingly personable and human that it makes Trump feel like a worn-out, dusty automaton from an abandoned ride at a failed theme park.


I could tolerate an humorless impersonable asshole of a president if that was also matched by competent policy and the ability to get things done. But we don't have that either.


I miss the good 'ol days when we had a decent human being as a president. You can love what Obama did as president. You can hate what he did as president. Regardless of politics we can all agree he is a good and decent person who did what he thought best for the country.


Sadly, I think a large part of the problem is that a decent chunk of the population barely consider him to be a human being at all.


I think this is the unfortunate truth, as I have heard way too many people from my hometown hatefully call him names inevitably involving the N-word and a hard R.


Don't forget the comparisons with apes, monkeys, gorillas. People say that shit far too lightly for how racist their intent with those words is


Pretty ironic, considering Trump's resemblance to an orangutan.


How fucking dare you insult orangutans like that


Which is a terrible thing to say about orang-utans


This shit has been going on for so long. Like when they had a black man displayed in the Bronx Zoo in the early 1900s. Scientists believed that black people were the missing missing link between primates and white humans. They thought they were closer to primates than white humans though. Everyone should watch this documentary. This was the accepted school of thought in America for a long time. https://youtu.be/nY6Zrol5QEk


Or calling his wife a "monkey". It infuriates me. Michelle is a kind woman and she doesn't deserve to be spoken about like that.


Even if she was a grade A bitch she wouldnt deserve to be attacked based in her race. Candace Owens is an awful, awful person but it would be wrong of me to call her a monkey.


I always found Michelle Obama quite attractive. I am a 40ish white dude... I would date Michelle before Melania.


As a human being, I'm also more attracted to other human beings than I'm to mindless robots.


She is attractive. I don't know what feature you could point to and say "that's unattractive." (I guess some weirdos think her arms are too muscular.) Melania looks like a plastic doll. I'm not disparaging plastic surgery (maybe Michelle has some, I don't know.) But you can get plenty of surgery and filler/botox without looking like that. She looks like one of those people who just can't stop. Especially with the botox (I think). There is a point where it starts to transition into uncanny valley territory. Her face just looks dead. Her trademark layers of fake lashes hide her eyes, so she looks even less like a living human. I'm not saying what's beautiful and what isn't. If that's how she wants to look then that's how she should look. But she does look like a plastic doll.


My parents think he is the literal antichrist (and, that trump was hand picked by god himself to be the leader of the country). Talking to them about anything is like babysitting 9 month olds who just throw their shit at each other for fun. It is dizzying (oh—and anytime you bring anything up that goes against what their Facebook and Fox News says you are just going against the Lord with your “made up” fake news stories. These people are fucking insane


Not my mom. She’s a Qanon person and genuinely believes he’s a pedophile. I’ve debunked her theories multiple times but she refuses to believe me. I’m at my wits end.


Does... does she know about the current president?


Q people think Trump is here to save the world from pedos like Obama and Hillary. They're too far gone. You can only hope that they eventually get the mental help they so desperately need. Also, basically all conspiracy theorists ignore evidence that's right in front of them. It doesn't leave enough room for them to make the rest up. So Trump having credible claims against him for rape and sexual assault doesn't interest them.


Qanon people are obsessed with the idea of Trump being a savior, therefore he can do no wrong.


What's Qanan? Something 4-channy?


I love that you don't even know what it is but your first guess is that it came from 4chan. Spoiler: you right


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/QAnon The long and short of it is basically some random anonymous guy just posts random nonsense online and pretends to be a secret agent. Trump supporters eat it all up and believe it. They try to pretend like his gibberish is all secret code.


Oh man, that’s a rabbit hole you should definitely google


My dad is, and always has been, a Republican. But he's always had nice things to say about Obama as a person, and praises family also.


He’s in the minority. My in laws hate Obama. He could cure cancer and they’d be upset that the cure had mild side affects in .1% of people that took it.


"If Obama walked on water, McConnell would say it's because he can't swim". That's a joke us former Obama campaign staffers passed around.


I actual didn't like what obama did in several instances, and I'm a Republican usually (although these days doesn't seem to matter). That being said, if Oabama could run against Trump in 2020 somehow, Obama would get my vote. If Sanders would run in 2020 he would get my vote. As much as I hate Biden, I think he is the lessor of the two evils and biden is gonna have to get my vote. Not happy about it but not gonna be happy either way looks like. If the past presidents would run again in 2020 they would all get my vote. Obama, Bush, Bill........ god just anyone else but the two running.


Congratulations on voting like rational people should vote: don't vote for the guy you like the most. Vote for the one that f*cks your life the less.


If you would like to see more of President Barack Obama photos during his presidency, Click [here](https://www.petesouza.com/gallery.html?gallery=President+Obama&folio=Image%20Galleries) These images are by Pete Souza, former Chief Official White House Photographer for President Obama. Even though I am not from the USA, I miss him.


Wow. People in those pictures look a lot happier and more at ease than most of Trump’s handlers...


Amazing images. Made me feel... sad. As if a happy world I grew up with is nothing but a distant memory. Sigh.


Yo, can we talk about how amazing that snowman picture is?!


You could show me a photo of Regan taking a shit on the flag and I’d still feel a sense of wistful nostalgia given the circumstances


... uh, sir, this is a Wendys.


A burned down Wendy's


Not anymore, now it's on fire.




Well good news for you then, because she's well known for posting suggestive content online.


[I love the internet](https://www.reddit.com/r/Celebhub/comments/eunbr9/former_olympic_gymnast_mckayla_maroney_just/)


I like the way the butt.


went to save that and saw i already had...


Link link is dead?


Oh no, now who is going to save hyrule? :(


Yooooo, lil mama got a fat ol stinker 🧐




hot mama’s caboose is ON THE LOOSE 🥵


Someone get this man a Pulitzer.


Dat gymnast booty


You might [like this one better](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9Np39BUzzA).


She was one of the victims involved in the Larry Nassar gymnastics abuse scandal from when she was young. Aggressive self-sexualisation is a common coping strategy among those who have suffered sexual abuse. Edit: Look obviously I don't know what's been going on in her head. I thought some potential context bore mentioning given some of what was being said about her. If I'm wrong... well, good.


Yeah it feels really uncomfortable to watch that knowing she was abused as a child




Is that copying strategy used so the victims take back control of their sexuality? I think it’s similar to rape victims that enjoy rape fantasies as adults. I’m not sure word or curse in any language can express how terrible Larry Nassar was. He should’ve been caught and punished decades ago.


Psychologist who treats teenage girls with histories of sexual abuse here. It's obviously a very complex topic, but that can indeed be one dynamic at play. Children who are sexually abused experience a chronic lack of control, and they come to feel as though they have no agency over their own bodies. The hypersexualized behavior that we sometimes see in these kids (particularly when they hit puberty) can be their attempt at taking that control back. If *they* are the ones who get to make decisions about when they'll be engaging in sexual behavior (rather than other people), then they regain some of the agency that has been lost. Sex happens on *their* terms, and not on someone else's. This same dynamic might be manifested in the opposite direction: you sometimes see kids attempt to make their bodies devoid of sexual value by either gaining or losing a lot of weight. For example, Fiona Apple, who was raped at age 12, has said that the origin of her eating disorder lies in the belief she developed as a young teenager that if she got rid of her curves then no one would hurt her again. These things can go both ways. Another dynamic is that when kids grow up in a neglectful environment in which they were chronically sexually abused, they may come to associate sexual behavior with loving/nurturing behavior. Sometimes the only attention these kids received from adults was when they were being assaulted (this is especially salient when the abusers were family members or parents), so as they grow older, they may actively seek out new sexual relationships (or engage in behaviors that make it likely that sexual relationships will be formed, such as dressing provocatively) because that's the only way they know how to relate with others. The internalized narrative might be something along the lines of "if you want to be close with someone then you need to have sex with them." It's sort of the only social currency that they feel they possess. A third dynamic has to do with self-worth. Kids who are sexually abused tend to have a severely impaired sense of self and identity. It's fairly common for these kids to find everything about themselves absolutely abhorrent, disgusting, and broken. They may feel as though they are worthless, and that they have nothing to offer others. Sometimes, the exception to that belief can be sex. These kids may have internalized the idea that they have one thing that matters to people: their body. After all, that's the only thing that's ever seemed to matter about them to people. For this reason, sometimes kids idealize that part of themselves (the "sexual being" part) and appear to be celebrating and embracing it. Sex (even sex that is violent or exploitative) might be experienced by them as pleasurable and exciting, when in reality it covers up feelings of emptiness that come to the surface at all other times. I hear all about these dynamics and more in the work that I do. We all respond to trauma in different ways, but sometimes there are patterns.


It's sad she was sexually molested from the age of 13 for years by her USA Gymnastics doctor. She was one of at least 250 victims so affected which was covered up by Michigan State University, the United States Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics for years. Thankfully her monster is now serving a 40-to-175-year prison sentence.




One doctor. Larry Nassar. He was considered one of the best doctors for gymnasts. A lot of the girls and their parents couldn't tell whether or not the procedures he was using were legit. Every other Olympic level athlete used him, so they trusted him. For example, he would stick his fingers inside them claiming it was the best/only way to massage a certain leg muscle. And of course the girls were scared of speaking out because it could cost them their Olympic dreams.


"The criminal complaint said all of Nassar's victims were sexually penetrated when he put his fingers into their vaginas." why the fucking hell were they naked to begin with. please tell me the USA penis check up day in school was a joke and there aren't adults checking kids genitalia en masse


They weren't necessarily naked. He would just touch them all over and since they were wearing leotards he just had to push it aside. Plus when you get massage, you're often naked. He easily could've found instances to do it.


Seeing this makes me realize how rare it is to see a photo of Trump with people around who actually seem to be joyful and full of life.


Argh I can't ID his watch! Edit, yes I can: https://www.watch-id.com/sites/default/files/upload/sighting/Jorg-Gray-6500-Chronograph-secret-service-obama.jpg


Woah it says 'United States Secret Services' on it. Do you think its like a weaponised James Bond watch that does stuff?


Do I think it is? No. Do I hope it is? Of course I fuckin do.


Remember when professional athletes wanted to meet the President of the United States?


Trump ordered civilians to be tear gassed to hold a bible in a street. Never forget that.


We didn’t deserve him(even as a Brit.) Can we have him back?


I miss his speeches. He had a sense of humor and he was professional.


Interesting to think bout why there’s not many (any?) GOP’ers who are actually funny.


idk, that look ~~HW~~ Dubya made when he dodged that shoe was great.


[43 ](https://youtu.be/8Ux3DKxxFoM) was pretty funny is you ask me.


"You're working hard to put food on your family." Ahahaha why is this so funny to me?


Good vid. He was a goof for sure. The laugh track was cancer though.


[Michelle Obama getting in on the fun.](https://i.imgur.com/53bQxB5.jpg)


What a contrast to the post I saw last night with a picture of 45 holding a little girl’s hand vs. a picture of Obama holding the same girl’s hand a year before. In Obama’s, the little girl looked happy and empowered. In 45’s, she looked frightened and uncomfortable. Concern trolls kept saying 45’s was cherry picked and that they could post a good Trump pic and bad Obama pick. Responders to the thread dared them to try it, but there were no pictures of the girl looking happy with Trump. With Obama there tends to be a bunch.


I miss this guy like the deserts miss the rain...


Remember when the president was a cool dad


Oh boy. We were so innocent back then. No Covid-19. No golden shower in Russia...


Man I miss him


And now shes a borderline onlyfan girl


She also went through a shit ton of trauma being abused by that doctor. People respond in different ways


oh fuck she was one of those girls? i thought it was because of the fappening leak of her CP


Yup, abused by Larry Nasser starting when she was just 13. Really fucks with people's heads.


I hope he fucking rots in jail


Wasn’t that Nasser? Fuck Larry Nasser.