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Subject: Re: Donald Trump
From: donald kane <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:donald kane <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:28:35 -0400
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You are right; the quotation does not include a verb, without which it
bears no
time frame.

On Fri, Apr 21, 2017 at 8:16 AM, Jon Goldberg <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I'm trying to understand all the hype on this one. No, I am certainly not
> in any way shape
> or form a trump supporter - but I really think this is being blown up way
> out of proportion.
>
> I am sure that in everyday speech, many of us have referred to a friend
> who has passed
> on as simply "a friend," without having to qualify that such friend is no
> longer alive. Now
> true, had he said "he WAS a great friend of mine" it would have clarified
> things. But I do
> think that in casual, conversational English (which is how he talks - ever
> notice how phony
> he sounds when he tries to deliver a written speech?), we can assume that
> he knew
> Pavarotti was dead, and that he was simply referring to the friendship
> they had when he
> was alive.
>
> That is, assuming they actually were friends.
>
> I'm not really attempting to come to trump's defense on this (ick), I'm
> just saying I think
> we're wasting our time re-interpreting a casual remark that we might as
> well just forget
> about. In other words, who the F cares???
>
> Back to opera...
>
>
>
> On Fri, 21 Apr 2017 03:16:59 -0400, Frank Cadenhead <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
> >In welcoming the Prime Minister of Italy yesterday the president
> mentioned Verdi
> >and Luciano Pavarotti ("A friend of mine, a great friend of mine!") not
> knowing that
> >Pav has been dead for a decade now?
> >
> >Frank Cadenhead
> >
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