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Show Of Hands December 17th, 2016 10:10pm

Do you believe Donald Trump is "open to alternative views and even to critics" as Mitt Romney said Saturday?

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SonofThunder peace
12/20/16 9:29 am

Yes. I believe now that a lot of the trash he said during the election was just election talk. Now that he has won I believe he'll act more rationally.

12/20/16 7:11 am

Hard to prove 48% of people wrong

Manodrizzle Here
12/20/16 12:23 am

This is a joke, right? Lol

susanr Colorado
12/18/16 9:57 pm

Maybe open to alternate views, but open to *critics*? Holy crap, NO. I don't think I've ever seen an adult so thin-skinned to criticism of any kind, and to quick to jump to juvenile retaliation.

cowboy Proud Father
12/20/16 3:33 pm

Are you talking about Trump or Barry? By your description it could be either one. πŸ˜‚

cornybread The Large Malus Fruit
12/18/16 9:56 pm

Anyone who says yes is in deep denial.

kjs Minnesota
12/18/16 7:15 pm

The only opinion he considers is his own.

ProbablyEug Oakland
12/18/16 7:08 pm

That I agree with. Dude will change his opinion on a dime.

Krystina Let Freedom Reign
12/18/16 1:15 pm

Yes because Romney is far from the first person to say this. I've heard this from multiple people who know him.

510madness Portland, OR
12/18/16 11:50 am

Sure! ... if that alternative view will help him make more money or advance his own agenda than his current view.

Argonaut Yang 2020
12/18/16 10:59 am

He can't even let someone make fun of him without trying to retaliate with a million tweets. So happy to know they when there's so many problems in America our president will be focused on tweeting against people who criticize him

Spiritof76 USA 1776
12/18/16 7:05 am

I don't think so. It's proven that diversity of mind and thought will eventually be dismissed by Trump. Oh, he might pretend to listen, but in the end, he will surround himself with like-minded people who will tell him what he wants to hear.

12/18/16 6:49 am

It's pathetic considering the other half either try to convince themselves he truly is open to criticism, or truly believe it.

He sees this show of hands poll, the tweet tonight at midnight "show of hands has been very bad to me. Total losers. SAD."

FloridaPopulist Nationalist Right
12/17/16 10:45 pm

God emperor trump doesn't need to be open to "alternative views and critics" he is our lord and savior and anything he says is right by definition

Truconservative Jesus is conservative
12/18/16 11:27 am

Ah ok lol. But I am a Trump supporter too :D

12/19/16 11:04 pm

Tweeter Hair is our new King!!!

Gstamatinos New York
12/17/16 10:08 pm

Absolutely, considering this guy has been a New York liberal nearly his whole life and became a republican for this election he's definitely open to alternative views

12/18/16 6:39 am

Yes that's why he became a republican. He did it because he knew it was easier to manipulate the fan base.
To manipulate the democratic fan base you have to be a social democrat who's been in politics for 30 years and taken no money from big donors

tidford My little piece of heaven
12/17/16 9:47 pm

Perhaps it is the people who vote "no" here who are not open to different points of view.

12/18/16 8:13 am

This kind of reverse psychology is so pathetic.

12/17/16 9:18 pm

Republicans that support Russia, like Mr. Trump and his merry band of loons, are guilty of treason.

MrWalrus Undergrid
12/18/16 2:39 am

What about Democrats that sell Russia uranium?

sweetnes34 Outta Phucks
12/18/16 5:47 am

Lovejoy do you even understand that deal

12/18/16 6:24 am

How about ensuring Iran gets a nuke in 10 years? No treason there?
How about opening our border to anyone- not treasonous?
Electing Trump -treason.

Go riot and burn down your liberal enclave and then get to the safe space with zir or ze or zer or whatever pronoun you morons prefer.

12/18/16 6:40 am

You mean insuring Iran doesn't get a nuke until the dumbass republicans remove the Iran deal?

Yeah let's get rid of the deal that has the IAEA basically LIVE in their nuclear plants.


12/18/16 6:45 am

How about you go back to your republican alt right safe space where people don't kneel during games and there are fact free rooms where America is a christian nation and we are the best no matter what

12/18/16 7:15 am

You are drinking the Kool Aid.

Please get some help, next you are going to tell us what a great President Obama is and the Nobel Peace Prize was earned, doubling the debt is Republicans fault and the ACA is a terrific program, the world is a safer place and Executive Orders are sacrosant.

12/17/16 9:16 pm

Donald Trump is a buffoon

12/18/16 6:34 am

And you my coddled, upset, crybaby, tantrum throwing, lefty loon are a sore loser who can't belive others do not succumb to your enlightened, progressive, pollyanic view of the world.

12/18/16 6:47 am

And you, seem so triggered that someone calls him a bafoon, you must be so easily insecure about him considering he is so intelligent with his 3rd grade speaking level, his complete lack of comprehension in anything, and his overall childish nature

12/18/16 7:11 am

Adults don't get triggered , I don't need a safe space- if you moved out of your parents basement you would understand how the real world works -not how you wish it would.

Kyle5 TN
12/18/16 8:36 am

Adults also don't open a conversation with petty insults and accusations with absolutely no valid basis.

12/18/16 2:15 pm

Like Trump is a buffoon.
Is that the one you are talking about or are you referring to my description of the typical lefty voters thought process and their overreaction to not getting their way.

Agonist Iowa
12/17/16 8:56 pm

Why would Trump, who openly rejects established fact, listen to others?

12/17/16 9:19 pm

He is the establishment

kanji401 SoCal gal
12/17/16 10:22 pm

He doesn't. He only pretends to

SHIPPY1944 Tn.
12/19/16 11:55 am

If you "Lefties" make anymore turnarounds on your contradictory statements, you will probably, screw yourselves into the ground‼️

Gunfighter06 Iowa, since 1846
12/17/16 8:49 pm

Not right now, but I suspect the weight of the presidency will hit Trump in January. He's still in campaign mode right now.

dudley northern Virginia woods
12/17/16 8:32 pm

Mitt Romney does not lie. He does, however, change his mind sometimes.

polster2 US
12/17/16 8:01 pm

No, he's an arrogant, thin-skinned narcissist.

12/18/16 6:36 am

So he shares the same character traits as the last

polster2 US
12/18/16 6:37 am

You think Obama and Trump are similar in personality?

12/18/16 7:54 am

I think Obama is as arrogant and thin skinned as anyone ever.

Don't forget this is the guy that said he knew more about campaigns than his campaign manager, knew more about politics than his political director and wrote 2 books about himself before he was 45 years old.
He also told us we were not smart enough to recognize how great his policies were and how the message got muddled because we were not intelligent enough to decipher it.
Now that is thin skinned and arrogant with a dollop of narcissism.
But to lefties - he is a Nobel Prize winning, debt doubling champion of the coastal elites.

Nuclear Boaty McBoatface
12/18/16 8:15 am

How does any of that make him thin skinned?

12/18/16 2:21 pm

Oh sorry he is just arrogant, narcissistic and egotistical in those examples.

The thin skin comes when his policies or extended vacations are questioned or when his academic background, transcripts and work history as a community leader is questioned. Or when Republicans vote to overturn the worst, pathetic, example of hurried partisan legislation ever written (known as the hilariously titled ACA) is questioned.

ladyniner81 people suck
12/20/16 11:36 pm

Obama is more narcissistic and egotistical than Trump?

Oh you Republicans. Always good for a few good laughs...

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Texas
12/17/16 7:50 pm

Probably... it's hard to be a businessman if you aren't open to hearing other people's opinions.

NewGeneration Washington DC
12/17/16 6:43 pm


valeriejo ramble on
12/17/16 6:26 pm

Open to alternative views, yes. I'm not sure he's ideological about anything really, except maybe his own ego. So working with critics without them first kissing his feet and apologizing? Doubtful.

gonzoboy Northern AZ
12/17/16 6:21 pm

I don't care. Just improve the economy. Let everyone who doesn't like you say negative things, like many πŸ‘‡πŸΌthis wayπŸ‘‡πŸΌ do. Those who support you have expectations. Make it happen.

4boot LaTrineodeur, MN
12/17/16 6:00 pm

Yes, he seems to have only a few set positions and is open to alternatives on many issues.

smartfart Florida
12/17/16 5:48 pm

I think it's obvious that he is. During the campaign he would change positions sometimes before he finished the sentence he was speaking.
I think the bigger problem is him having any core values other than vengeance.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
12/17/16 5:48 pm

It seems, based on both his words and actions, that when facts or truths are involved his is generally the "alternative view". One presumes that alternative view is the one view he is open to, still, that's a hard no on the question.

LockHerUp Anti SJW
12/17/16 5:28 pm

He's a populist, of course he's open to alternative views, as long as they represent the people. He has already proven this and he's not even in the office yet.

12/17/16 6:54 pm

And how has he proved this?

LockHerUp Anti SJW
12/17/16 8:15 pm

By consistently supporting the middle class (majority). Whether or not he will come through is yet to be seen.

12/17/16 8:26 pm

When he did he "consistently supporting the middle class"? "Whether or not he will come through is yet to be seen." So, there is no proof?

LockHerUp Anti SJW
12/17/16 8:35 pm

"So, there is no proof"

How would I know? I can't predict the future. I'm just saying, based on what he has said thus far, he will support the people. We'll see in the future.

LockHerUp Anti SJW
12/17/16 9:04 pm

I figured you'd respond like this.

FacePalm That Trick Never Works
12/17/16 10:30 pm

He has done nothing that supports the middle class. Nothing. Zilch. Zero. Zippo. Nada.

LockHerUp Anti SJW
12/18/16 3:34 am

See, you're using phrases like "has done nothing" already. He's still president elect, how do you even know yet?

FacePalm That Trick Never Works
12/18/16 1:05 pm

You claimed specifically that he "has supported the middle class" which he has not.
How about you wait for evidence before assigning accomplishments?

LockHerUp Anti SJW
12/18/16 10:42 pm

Yes, I said he supports the middle class, not that he has done anything for the middle class. He's still president elect.

If he truly does what he says he's going to do it will benefit the middle class. Like ending outsourcing, sending back illegals, creating more energy jobs, reducing taxes etc... Like I said, he's still president elect, stop pretending like he's already the president.

FacePalm That Trick Never Works
12/19/16 12:01 am

"By consistently supporting the middle class"


FacePalm That Trick Never Works
12/19/16 12:04 am

That is not a futuristic, forward looking statement: it is present tense referencing past actions to support a claim that he has "already proven" something.

So, when? and How?

LockHerUp Anti SJW
12/19/16 12:06 am

I gave you examples already. You could watch any rally he has done so far and you'll see that he clearly supports the middle class. Whether or not he will actually do what he says is yet to be seen.

FacePalm That Trick Never Works
12/19/16 12:23 am

Whether or not he actually DOES is all that matters. Words mean bupkis.

Point being he has DONE nothing.

LockHerUp Anti SJW
12/19/16 12:25 am

Are you dense? I have already covered this. He has done nothing because he isn't the president yet. He doesn't even have the ability to do anything yet.

FacePalm That Trick Never Works
12/19/16 1:28 am

No I am not dense, but you evidently are. Have a nice day.

LockHerUp Anti SJW
12/19/16 1:38 am

You seem to be dense. You keep repeating the same talking point after it has already been covered. Good day, sir.

elianastar FreeSpeech
12/17/16 5:12 pm

I certainly didn't think so before, but seeing all the ppl he's been meeting with lately, I'm far less certain.

elianastar FreeSpeech
12/17/16 5:13 pm

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Do you believe Donald Trump is "open to alternative views and even to critics" as Mitt Romney said Saturday?

12/17/16 5:01 pm

Yes he will flip flop when convenient.

Captainbstring Biden is a Clown
12/17/16 4:44 pm

No and why should he be? It's "alternative" progressive thinking that has us in the dire straits that we are in. Time to ignore the snowflake collective and do things right because it is the best way for the country regardless of the whiney fringe.

12/17/16 4:29 pm

Trump changed his tune on torture after SecDec-nominate Mattis told him it doesn't work, so I have hope he is capable of changing his mind when confronted with facts.

Praetorianus In the uncanny valley
12/17/16 4:32 pm

He changed his tune on immigration and other topics, too.

cowboy Proud Father
12/17/16 4:07 pm

Trump admitted to appointing people Barry Soetoro recommended, so yeah.

think4yourself Not a safe space
12/17/16 3:57 pm

Yes. If you look at the people he has considered for his cabinet a lot of them have alternative views and opinions.

think4yourself Not a safe space
12/17/16 10:49 pm

Yes. His recent round table session with business leaders included a lot of Hillary supporters and people that have been critical of him.

FacePalm That Trick Never Works
12/18/16 1:11 pm

Business leaders. All people who "speak the same language" as he does. Depending upon the topics discussed there may have been very few conflicting PoVs.

12/17/16 3:49 pm

Obviously. Remember what he said after his conversation with Mad Dog Mattis?

jkennison67 Dayton, Ohio
12/17/16 3:42 pm


FacePalm That Trick Never Works
12/17/16 3:22 pm

Open to critics?

12/17/16 3:11 pm

Yes. He has already shown that he is willing to work with people towards a common goal.

akrealist a log cabin in the woods
12/18/16 9:41 am

If by "certain people", you mean that he wouldn't seriously consider, for example, Rachel Maddow as Press Secretary, you're probably right.

Inclusive is one thing. Inclusive despite all common sense is another.