Trollwatch : ‘So did you actually watch the debate?’

A new series where we share political trollery from about the internet, particularly ones we responded to. You’ll probably find most of these will come from Journal.ie but to kick things off we’re going to share with you the latest offerings from an Irish pro-Trump troll I’ve picked up on my personal Facebook account. I’ve been driving him crazy lately by simply replying ‘OK’ over and over again but eventually this time I did him the courtesy of a lengthy reply. At time of writing it has been 9 hours since the comment was sent and he has not replied, even though he was leading comments himself up to about ten minutes before my message.

“โ€ฆ and I will ensure that the microphone that the President of the United States holds in her handโ€ฆ.”

Nobody has my vote yet but I have to say Harris totally crushed it last night.

Original post on JL Pagano Facebook page

Good man Jeff.. you and your looney left mates never cease to amaze me.. Harris?? A big fan of Jussie Smollet.. She wants to give illegal immigrants free healthcare… amazin… come on in every one… open borders.. what idiots… build tbat wall.. and MAGA Trump 2020๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ’ช

And please you looney left SJW be the signalling identity politics numb nuts.. do some research.. on how America is really doin under Trump.. don’t be so lazy.. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช

Good man Jeff.. typical looney left.. no argument… no facts or evidence to back up your virtue signalling.. love calling you out on your nonsense… ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ

Any footage of Islamaphobia on buses goin on lately? Just recalling your virtuos outraged at the horrific new Zealand mosque murders… and funnily enough you didn’t whimper a word about the 120 Christians that were murdered the same month while at church…. by Islamic terrorists… hmmm….. so noble of you.. some day you might come out from behind you virtuosity and try to debate me.. surely all your virtual friends can’t be as fake news as you? OK ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚

Jeff… you are a coward I’m afraid… and I hope some of your pals are seein this cowardice… but keep your commie SJW virtue signalling bullshit comin… lovin callin you out…. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Ahh…. you can’t answer a deplorable Trump supporter Jeff? Intellect has deserted you? Ahh poor Jeff…

Ahh Jeff… your so tolerant and diverse… always willin to engage in discourse and intellectual debate… I should be easy for you to destroy with your wisdom…

Ahh…. lovely… every time your friends see you’re lack of balls Jeff…. it brings a smile to my face… keep spurtin your nonsense… can’t wait for the next bout…. night night xx

all comments from a troll I’ll call ‘PD’ here. After each one I replied with “OK”.

Hi PD I hope you are well.

Sorry I didn’t ‘debate’ you last night but I didn’t for two reasons (1) I was out with friends so I didn’t have time to write long replies, and (2) going by your words from the very first sentence of your very first comment in this thread, and by your other contributions to my page for that matter, you don’t want to debate, you want to bait.

However, since you have clearly devoted a lot of time & effort to get my attention, I guess I really should offer some response and I would be willing to discuss this topic with you here if you like.

Just to be remind you, the topic under discussion here is Night 2 of the First Democratic Debate on NBC, and before we proceed I have one simple yes or no question for you – did you watch it all?

My reply the following morning.

#IANWAE

Thoughts on the 20 Democratic candidates after the first debate

A few words on each of the 20 candidates who made it to the debate stage, with my opinion focusing more on their Presidential stature than actual policy.

Note – still getting the hang of producing these home made videos please bear with me while I get into a routine with them plenty of kinks to iron out and I’m not just talking about my shirt ๐Ÿ˜‰

#IANWAE

Megan Rapinoe’s shot at Trump went just past the post IMO

The tweet with the quote from Megan Rapinoe…

…and here’s the reply from the Tweeter In Chief (he even does her the courtesy of adding “if we win”)…

As if we needed it, here’s further proof that Donald Trump is as dumb as a bag of rocks

THE ISSUE

The issue is pretty much explained in the title.

THE MEDIA

Trump On E. Jean Carroll Accusing Him Of Rape: โ€˜Sheโ€™s Not My Typeโ€™’

โ€œIโ€™ll say it with great respect: No. 1, sheโ€™s not my type. No. 2, it never happened. It never happened, OK?โ€ the president said in an interview with The Hill.

Article by Antonia Blumberg in HuffingtonPost.com on Monday, June 24, 2019
THE COMMENT

Can you believe this quote??? I mean, seriously???

Just for the purpose of this post, I’d like to put a pin in the whole “EJ Carroll v Donald Trump” issue. My intention here is not to explore what actually transpired, rather how he has responded to the allegation.

Might I suggest a ‘Number 3’ for the president’s list – “No. 3 I WOULD NOT DO THAT”. In fact, while I’m at it, how about he moves that up his list to number one??? In fact, while I’m at it, how about he doesn’t bother with the other two points???

This man is such a (to quote his first choice as Secretary of State) “fucking moron” that he doesn’t even know how to respond to an accusation of sexual assault, and it’s not as though it’s his first time.

And if he’s this dumb, what does that say about all of those who still support him?

Finally, to take that pin back out, of course I believe the accuser, though I certainly wouldn’t want him to be denied a day in court to prove his supposed innocence.

#IANWAE