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Subject: Re: Donald Trump
From: Donald Levine <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Donald Levine <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Fri, 21 Apr 2017 08:43:50 -0700
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I do not like Trump.  My dislike of him goes way back, decades having known
people who were in business with him and got burned. So, I'm not jumping on
the bandwagon because he is now in La Casa Blanca.   My name for him is
Trumpolini because the way he stood, postured and jutted his head back and
chin forward at his rally's always reminded me of Il Duce except Il Duce
was better looking and carried the hubris off better.  Il Duce's command of
Italiano was better than the Donald's command of Inglese.

As for the Pavarotti remark, yes, he probably knew him.  I think Pavarotti
did some gigs down in AC at one of Trumps Casino's.  But, give the asshole
a break, I'm sure he knows Pavarotti is dead.  He just mentioned they were
friends and with his limited command of the English language got his tenses
mixed up.  Reminds me of people who say some of their best friends are
black.

Donald

On Fri, Apr 21, 2017 at 8:28 AM, donald kane <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> 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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