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Donald Trump bashes President Bush(Flashback 2008)
New York Daily News ^ | June 10, 2008 | BY ELLEN TUMPOSKY

Posted on 04/03/2011 6:21:21 AM PDT by Son House

ABERDEEN, Scotland - The Donald to W: "You stink."

Donald Trump trashed President Bush Tuesday as a "terrible" President who has destroyed the world economy - but insisted the global crunch wouldn't stall his planned $2 billion golf resort.

"We have a President in the United States who's terrible. He stinks," Trump said.

Trump said he can't wait to see Bush head back to Texas after the November election is done.

"Hopefully, we'll have a good, new President, whoever he is," Trump said.

He praised both major party candidates - Barack Obama, the presumptive Democratic nominee and John McCain, his Republican counterpart.

"[Obama] has done an amazing job," Trump said. "He came from nowhere."

The tycoon called McCain "a friend of mine" who made a stunning political comeback.

Either will be better than Bush, said Trump.

Trump, who was in Scotland on personal business and not for U.S. politics, told a hearing on his planned megaresort that the economic climate has dramatically worsened since he first started buying land north of Aberdeen for the project.


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The point is Trump thought either candidate would be better than Bush. If Trump thought that June 10th 2008, it's about the same difference as Joe the Plumber(who some have tried to trot out as a 'great conservative') not knowing who he was going to vote for 3 weeks before the election.
1 posted on 04/03/2011 6:21:24 AM PDT by Son House
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To: Son House

Trump openly admits his harsh criticism of Bush, he has never tried to duck this.


2 posted on 04/03/2011 6:28:00 AM PDT by cycle of discernment
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To: Son House

Trump is a sideshow freak on the political spectrum. This is all being done to enrich himself. Stop covering this 2 time bankruptcy, no credit BS artist. He rips people off and blows so much hot air the ice caps will actually melt. Forget him, his hair, his TV show and his ridiculous proclamations. He is not serious, except for enriching himself.


3 posted on 04/03/2011 6:28:21 AM PDT by Titus-Maximus (Light from Light)
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To: Son House

Trump’s right. The Bush/Clinton/Bush/Obama administration has destroyed 200 years of American exceptionalism and prosperity. It is literally all gone, flushed down a toilet to create and sustain two distinct looter classes—the welfare poor and the socialist rich. This nation was created by and for the free individual citizen and they’ve created a system where a self-sufficient person who earns everything he has is just a sucker. If you’re rich, there’s a gravy train to ride and if you are lazy, there’s another gravy train.

The rest of us are just gravy.


4 posted on 04/03/2011 6:31:37 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (We don't need to win elections. We need to win a revolution.)
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To: Titus-Maximus

You should see some of the Trump threads on Free Republic. I am stunned at how people want this guy as President. It is scary and I can’t believe it. We are in trouble if people find Trump conservative.


5 posted on 04/03/2011 6:32:43 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: cycle of discernment

He should have had enough information by June 2008. In February, when McCain won the Republican nomination, I was saying McCain should have been telling Democrats pick either candidate, there’s no difference.I could tell the difference in February(and probably long before that), why couldn’t Trump?


6 posted on 04/03/2011 6:33:03 AM PDT by Son House (Finally, People Lie, Because They Feel If They Tell The Truth, They Won't Get What They Want.)
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To: napscoordinator

Well, seems O’Reilly is giving him 3 weeks to get back to him on the abortion issue, does a conservative really has to ponder that one? Or is it fiscal/conservative and social/liberal?


7 posted on 04/03/2011 6:37:20 AM PDT by Son House (Finally, People Lie, Because They Feel If They Tell The Truth, They Won't Get What They Want.)
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To: Son House
Well, it's not like Bush DIDN'T deserve criticism.

Also, if you look at Trump's praise for Obama ("He came from nowhere") it's not like he supported his policies. Just that he became popular so fast from "nowhere".

8 posted on 04/03/2011 6:40:49 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: Son House

If this is true, is there any logic for this Trump donation?
http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2011/02/donald-trumps-donations-to-democrats.html
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has received the fourth-largest amount of Trump’s contributions, including $4,800 in the successful 2010 campaign against Tea Party favorite Sharron Angle.


9 posted on 04/03/2011 6:44:18 AM PDT by Son House (Finally, People Lie, Because They Feel If They Tell The Truth, They Won't Get What They Want.)
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To: Son House

I think all were equally bad in their own way.


10 posted on 04/03/2011 6:44:29 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (Obama Sucks)
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To: Titus-Maximus

Glad you are so tuned into the inner workings of the Trump’s mind and motivations—I assume you feel he has no authentic interest in getting to the bottom of the con man Obama’s manufactured persona (by the way,good morning, Obot).


11 posted on 04/03/2011 6:46:51 AM PDT by cycle of discernment
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To: Son House

Donald Trump gives opinionated blowhards everywhere a bad name . . . . .


12 posted on 04/03/2011 6:48:19 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("The time will come when Winter will ask you what you were doing all Summer" -- Henry Clay)
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To: Titus-Maximus

I tend to agree. He’s like Morton Downey Jr. right now.


13 posted on 04/03/2011 6:48:42 AM PDT by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: raybbr

I remember that ‘miss me yet’ of Bush going around long before they put up the billboard, yes, Bush deserved criticism, but was he going to be worse than the democrat candidate?


14 posted on 04/03/2011 6:49:00 AM PDT by Son House (Finally, People Lie, Because They Feel If They Tell The Truth, They Won't Get What They Want.)
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To: Son House
Trump can go straight to you know where..it really seems like to me these morons go after President Bush to get themselves in the news they all know how the media hated him..if this womanizer ever makes it past Trump Towers into the white house we had better all hide..He will finish what Soro’s and Obama started..All he has is dollar signs in front of him making more money for himself..What better way than to trash a great man like GWB than to say he was no good..especially to the communist media. Donald one day you will run out of money hungry girls to marry and they won't be able to stand to look at you..Maybe not, money does talk at least in a rich mans case..
15 posted on 04/03/2011 6:49:10 AM PDT by PLD
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To: cycle of discernment

How about the praise for Obama and McCain? He is a blowhard...and certainly not a conservative.


16 posted on 04/03/2011 6:49:57 AM PDT by carjic (Back at work after 2 years 2 months 1/4 pay 1099 income. And grateful...but not to "0".)
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To: Son House

More evidence that he’s simply trying to split the conservative vote in the primary.


17 posted on 04/03/2011 6:50:23 AM PDT by BinaryBoy (Stuck with a local RINO? Regardless of who you vote for, donate $$$ to a different district.)
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To: Son House

GW Bush was a disappointment. He was strong out of the gates, but finished a distant third or fourth.


18 posted on 04/03/2011 6:50:23 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever
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To: Son House

“Donald Trump bashes President Bush”

So?

I’m no huge fan of Trump, but there was a lot about Bush to bash in my opinion.


19 posted on 04/03/2011 6:51:03 AM PDT by Magnatron
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To: Son House

“Flying Monkey Alert”

So amazing, this orchestrated push to discredit Trump by “freepers” using sensitive conservative hot buttons JUST as Trump is pulling back the veil on Obama.

You know, it stinks to high heaven ol ‘Son”.

Methinks you are waging a counter-intuitive ops to throw folks off Obama’s stinkin’ scent by going after Trump.

Guess you guys have once again been dispatched (here we go, so predictable) web-wide to disguise yourselves and attack any Obama detractors that pose real threats to the con man.

You won’t get ahead of it this time.


20 posted on 04/03/2011 6:52:33 AM PDT by cycle of discernment
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To: cycle of discernment

He declared bankruptcy twice, talk to people who have done business with him, the word is he a lying scumbag and I will leave that there.

People who can’t pay their own massive debts, twice, should not be preaching financial responsibility.

This freak is a genius at self promotion, he does not want to run for president, this is to get airtime. Now suddenly he is a birther - conjured up out of thin air to get massive tv coverage and it is working. He does this every election - starts making noise about populist beliefs, get a lot of coverage and then drop out on the eve of the primaries. It helps his other business interests and free advertising.

Pro-life, give me a break.

He can keep his Victoria Secrets girl friends and his hair stylist. He is not real!


21 posted on 04/03/2011 6:55:47 AM PDT by Titus-Maximus (Light from Light)
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To: Titus-Maximus

Dittos!


22 posted on 04/03/2011 7:03:11 AM PDT by carjic (Back at work after 2 years 2 months 1/4 pay 1099 income. And grateful...but not to "0".)
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To: raybbr

Are you kidding? Really are you kidding?


23 posted on 04/03/2011 7:05:07 AM PDT by carjic (Back at work after 2 years 2 months 1/4 pay 1099 income. And grateful...but not to "0".)
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To: cycle of discernment
Trump openly admits his harsh criticism of Bush, he has never tried to duck this.

Cripes, there's probably 35,000 FReepers who openly admit their criticism of Bush...
24 posted on 04/03/2011 7:07:06 AM PDT by djf (Dems and liberals: Let's redefine "marriage". We already redefined "natural born citizen".)
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To: Son House

If Trump wants to see something that stinks, he should watch his TV show.


25 posted on 04/03/2011 7:10:09 AM PDT by chainsaw
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To: stars & stripes forever

“GW Bush was a disappointment.”

And that’s his up-side. He was an embarrassment and was incompetent on so many levels. We might’ve been able to survive Hussein’s administration if Bush hadn’t started the ball rolling downhill while in office. Pathetic.


26 posted on 04/03/2011 7:11:19 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: carjic

Am I kidding about what?


27 posted on 04/03/2011 7:11:43 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: chainsaw

Snooki fan, eh?

Hang in there. Soon she will be as much of a legend as JLo!


28 posted on 04/03/2011 7:14:28 AM PDT by djf (Dems and liberals: Let's redefine "marriage". We already redefined "natural born citizen".)
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To: stars & stripes forever

GW Bush was a disappointment. He was strong out of the gates, but finished a distant third or fourth.

Could it be because he had a democratic controlled congress that would not work with him on any level?


29 posted on 04/03/2011 7:14:36 AM PDT by chainsaw
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To: Son House

Yeah that 4.5 percent unemployment was a real downer.


30 posted on 04/03/2011 7:15:25 AM PDT by ez ("Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton, Paradise Lost)
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To: Magnatron
I’m no huge fan of Trump, but there was a lot about Bush to bash in my opinion.

Like what?

31 posted on 04/03/2011 7:16:37 AM PDT by ez ("Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton, Paradise Lost)
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To: chainsaw

That’s right. Even after the financial hit of 9/11, Bush had the economy in good shape until the Dems took Congress in Jan 2007, began trashing it, and blaming it on him.


32 posted on 04/03/2011 7:18:33 AM PDT by ez ("Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton, Paradise Lost)
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To: ez
Yeah that 4.5 percent unemployment was a real downer.

What did Bush do as president to maintain that?

Also, if Bush's policies were so great how did the collapse happen at the end of his presidency?

33 posted on 04/03/2011 7:19:01 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: raybbr

Democrat Congress elected in Nov of 2006. Please, check the charts.


34 posted on 04/03/2011 7:21:00 AM PDT by ez ("Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton, Paradise Lost)
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To: Son House
Donald Trump

born June 14, 1946 in Queens, New York, NY (Meets the Jus Soli Requirement)

Parents were
Frederick Christ Trump, born October 11, 1905 in Queens, NY, died June 1999 in Queens, NY
Mary Ann MacLeod, born May 10, 1912 in SCOTLAND, died August 7, 2000 in Queens, NY. Arrived in US October 5, 1935. Married January 1936. Naturalized as a US Citizen March 10, 1942.

Both parents were US Citizens at the time of his birth (Meets the Jus Sanguinis Requirement)

Donald Trump is a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN unlike Comrade Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama.

35 posted on 04/03/2011 7:21:40 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: cycle of discernment

Call it ‘vetting’ the candidate, you can decide anyway you want, but this conversation should happen.


36 posted on 04/03/2011 7:22:58 AM PDT by Son House (Finally, People Lie, Because They Feel If They Tell The Truth, They Won't Get What They Want.)
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To: ez
That’s right. Even after the financial hit of 9/11, Bush had the economy in good shape until the Dems took Congress in Jan 2007, began trashing it, and blaming it on him.

Oh, man that is funny if not sad.

Bush's policy of cheap, and I mean cheap, money is what set the ball rolling for massive debt.

Bush grew the Dept of Education by 100%.

Chris Cox, under Bush, let the uptick rule die allowing massive speculation in the markets.

Bush pushed for tax dollars to be used pay down payments on homes for minorities and illegals.

Oh, and don't forget, Bush wanted a "new America" where we would all be speaking spanish...

THE "NEW AMERICAN"
..........<

We are now one of the largest Spanish-speaking nations in the world. We're a major source of Latin music, journalism and culture.

Just go to Miami, or San Antonio, Los Angeles, Chicago or West New York, New Jersey ... and close your eyes and listen. You could just as easily be in Santo Domingo or Santiago, or San Miguel de Allende.

For years our nation has debated this change -- some have praised it and others have resented it. By nominating me, my party has made a choice to welcome the new America.

Our future cannot be separated from the future of Latin America.

As I speak, we are celebrating the success of democracy in Mexico.

George Bush from a campaign speech in Miami, August 2000.

You can read the speech here.

Here is an excerpt of a good critique of that speech:

In equating our intimate historic bonds to our mother country and to Canada with our ties to Mexico, W. shows a staggering ignorance of the civilizational facts of life. The reason we are so close to Britain and Canada is that we share with them a common historical culture, language, literature, and legal system, as well as similar standards of behavior, expectations of public officials, and so on. My Bush Epiphany By Lawrence Auster

37 posted on 04/03/2011 7:23:24 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: raybbr

You people have to stop believing what you see on tv. Are you seriously gonna blame Bush for the financial collapse in 2008 and not give him credit for the low unemployment and economic growth prior to 2007? I have the charts on my PC but don’t know how to post them. I will email them to you if you like.


38 posted on 04/03/2011 7:23:38 AM PDT by ez ("Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton, Paradise Lost)
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To: ez
Democrat Congress elected in Nov of 2006. Please, check the charts.

And, Jorge Bush vetoed all of those spending bills, right?

39 posted on 04/03/2011 7:24:32 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: MayflowerMadam

Agreed that it is time to call Bush what he was. A big spending incompetent. He had a GOP congress for a large portion of his term. Yet he allowed the wall street banks to have 40 to 1 leverage courtesy of his treasury secretary in 2004 waiving the leverage rule. That is a big part of what brought things down.

He allowed his big business Texas buddies to flood the US the with cheap and illegal Mexican labor. He blew a hole open in the budget with spending. He went into Iraq with way too few troops.

In the end, I really can only support the guy for his handling of 9-11 which was outstanding leadership and his two conservative Supreme Court picks.


40 posted on 04/03/2011 7:27:02 AM PDT by SteveAustin
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To: Titus-Maximus

He left on out on the birther too, Trump told O’Reilly he thinks it was in America. Then why ask for the birth certificate?


41 posted on 04/03/2011 7:27:06 AM PDT by Son House (Finally, People Lie, Because They Feel If They Tell The Truth, They Won't Get What They Want.)
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To: raybbr

Look, I’m no expert on the economy. All I know is that we were in great shape until 2007, when the Dems took over Congress and started the spending binge.


42 posted on 04/03/2011 7:32:26 AM PDT by ez ("Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton, Paradise Lost)
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To: ez
Charts don't mean a thing.

What policies, be specific, did Bush do to keep unemployment down?

What policies, be specific, did Bush employ to secure the future?

How did he cut spending from 2000 to 2006? How did he reduce the size of the federal govt?

What policies did he implement that would curtail spending and reduce taxation. You can't use the Bush tax cuts of 2003 because he never did another thing to cut taxes.

If it weren't for 9-11 we never would have had those tax cuts.

43 posted on 04/03/2011 7:33:47 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: Son House
Then why ask for the birth certificate?

To find out who the father is.

If it's truly Barack Obama (Sr.) that proves Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama the US Resident is NOT a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN.

44 posted on 04/03/2011 7:34:28 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: Son House
Keep reminding people of this.
45 posted on 04/03/2011 7:38:00 AM PDT by McGruff (In case you haven't noticed, Free Republic is Palin Country.)
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To: McGruff

Yes, I’d even have to put Joe the Plumber higher on that note. At least Joe has had a notable epiphany, and because of the situation, is a seemingly better advocate for the conservative side.


46 posted on 04/03/2011 8:02:38 AM PDT by Son House (Finally, People Lie, Because They Feel If They Tell The Truth, They Won't Get What They Want.)
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To: raybbr

“Bush pushed for tax dollars to be used pay down payments on homes for minorities and illegals.”

I doubt this. The Republicans tried to reform Fannie and Freddy but didn’t succeed. You can see some of the debate and procedural give and take on Youtube.


47 posted on 04/03/2011 8:06:45 AM PDT by Blind Eye Jones
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To: ez

ez wrote:

“Like what?”

You’re kidding, right?...

How ‘bout for starters:

Runaway spending (Congress controls the purse strings, but what did he do to rein them in?)

Lack of border enforcement

Turning a blind eye to “legal” slavery (illegal immigrants who are already here - not sending them home)

Department of Homeland Security (and a myriad of other intrusive Constitution-stomping surveillance operations)

Allowing the Democrats to run the housing market (again, he’s one of the checks and balances - why didn’t he use it?)

Entering a war and not allowing us to fight it and get it done

Backing off of the search for Bin Laden and Zawahiri (wouldn’t want to upset Pakistan after all)

Expanding the Department of Education

Never pulling out his veto pen for anything

Collaborating with some of most left wing members of Congress (like Ted Kennedy) on legislation

And on and on and on...

I used to come back on my left-wing friends who would complain about Bush: “I don’t know why you all are complaining, Bush is the best Democrat the Republicans ever elected!”


48 posted on 04/03/2011 8:23:01 AM PDT by Magnatron
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To: cycle of discernment
Trump openly admits his harsh criticism of Bush, he has never tried to duck this.

Yeah, but what true conservative ever thought Obama would be anything other than the complete disaster he turned out to be. The Donald has not proved himself to be any more conservative than Huckabee or Mitt.

49 posted on 04/03/2011 8:51:13 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: Titus-Maximus
" Now suddenly he is a birther - conjured up out of thin air to get massive tv coverage and it is working"

It's also having another effect; It's changing the boundaries of the upcoming campaign in a very welcome way. I'm happy that he's in the fray just for that reason, even if all that you say is true.

50 posted on 04/03/2011 9:08:10 AM PDT by matthew fuller ( A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh glad the life; and money answereth all things.)
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